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  • Trump signs bills overturning Obama-era education regulations

    03/28/2017 11:46:12 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    WaPo ^ | 3/27/17 | Emma Brown
    President Trump signed bills Monday overturning two Obama-era education regulations, continuing the Republican majority’s effort to undo key pieces of the previous administration’s legacy. Trump’s move scraps new requirements for programs that train new K-12 teachers and rolls back a set of rules outlining how states must carry out the Every Student Succeeds Act, a bipartisan federal law meant to hold schools accountable for student performance. In a signing ceremony at the White House Monday, the president hailed the measures for “removing an additional layer of bureaucracy to encourage freedom in our schools.” Leaders of the Republican majority claimed that...
  • Ding, Dong, No Child Left Behind is Dead…Or is It?

    01/07/2016 9:41:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2016 | Neal McCluskey
    2015 came to a close with something many people thought they'd never see: The end of the No Child Left Behind Act, the federal education law that no one seemed to like, but that was long overdue for replacement because no one could agree on how to change it. Finally Congress and the Obama administration did agree, and to the delight of many conservatives NCLB was replaced with the Ensuring Student Success Act, a statute that appears to end federal micromanagement. Or does it? While the law says a lot that seems to rein Washington in, it leaves open several...
  • White House and GOP Conspired on Education Takeover

    01/05/2016 2:45:04 PM PST · by HomerBohn · 11 replies
    The New American ^ | 1/5/2016 | Alex Newman
    The American people went to the polls in massive numbers to vote in Republican congressional candidates over the last few elections -- but giving Republican leaders control of Congress was all for nothing, the latest GOP betrayal of the Constitution and its constituents showed. As if to rub it in, Obama's Education secretary, Arne Duncan, has been gloating about how the administration literally conspired with Republican leadership to pass a 1,061-page "education" bill that for the first time codifies Obama's radical education agenda -- including the almost universally loathed Common Core standards and much more -- into federal "law."...
  • Somalis Leaving U.S. for Jihad

    12/12/2008 3:57:22 AM PST · by Cindy · 157 replies · 3,859+ views
    PAJAMAS MEDIA via FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE.com ^ | December 12, 2008 | Patrick Poole
    Pajamas Media | Friday, December 12, 2008 The funeral for Shirwa Ahmed last week in Burnsville, Minnesota, punctuated a growing national security threat metastasizing inside the U.S. — one Homeland Security and law enforcement authorities have quickly taken note of. Ahmed, who killed himself in a suicide bombing attack in Somalia in October, is just one of up to 40 men from the Twin Cities area who have disappeared and are feared to have returned to their homeland for training with the al-Shabaab terrorist group to wage jihad. The FBI is investigating similar disappearances in other major Somali communities in...
  • Somalis in U.S. draw FBI attention

    12/29/2008 3:43:22 AM PST · by Cindy · 141 replies · 4,105+ views
    WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | nday, December 29, 2008 | Sara A. Carter
    Somalis in U.S. draw FBI attention War at home seen as lure The FBI is expanding contacts with Somali immigrant communities in the U.S., especially in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, fearing that terrorists are recruiting young men for suicide missions in their homeland. FBI Special Agent E.K. Wilson, spokesman for the Twin Cities FBI field office, described the effort as community outreach. Many members of the Somali community are concerned over disappearances, he said.
  • Kenya frees American suspected of terrorism links

    03/26/2010 1:17:15 PM PDT · by Cindy · 28 replies · 1,043+ views
    (AP) via Google.com ^ | March 26, 2 hours ago | n/a
    <p>SNIPPET: "NAIROBI, Kenya — An American man of Somali origin arrested in Kenya over suspicions of terrorism says police have released him along with two other men."</p> <p>SNIPPET: "Suleman Essa said Friday that Kenyan police did not tell him why they arrested him..."</p>