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  • Ex-Presidents, Johnson Widow Call for JFK Film Probe

    02/02/2004 6:20:27 PM PST · by John W · 282 replies · 7,539+ views
    AP via TBO ^ | February 2,2004 | Lynn Elber
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two former presidents and the widow of Lyndon B. Johnson are calling on the History Channel to investigate a documentary it aired alleging President Johnson was involved in the Kennedy assassination. Lady Bird Johnson said the film "falsely and irresponsibly" accuses her husband of conspiring to kill President Kennedy. No accusation made against Johnson "has hurt as painfully," the 91-year-old former first lady said in a Jan. 29 letter. Her husband died in 1973. Copies of her letter were sent to the chief executives of three companies that own A&E Networks, which includes the History Channel....
  • Highfalutin jargon has self-actualized in U.S. education

    01/18/2004 5:51:53 AM PST · by sopwith · 7 replies · 176+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | Sunday, January 18, 2004 | Linda Perlstein
    At many schools, 6-year-olds don't compare books anymore — they make "text-to-text connections." Misbehaving students face not detention but the "alternative-instruction room," or "reinforcement room," or "reflection room." Children who once read now practice "SSR," or "sustained-silent reading." And in Maryland, high-schoolers write "extended constructed responses" — the essay, in a simpler time. Jargon has been a mainstay of bureaucracy for centuries, satirized in the works of Jonathan Swift and George Orwell. Education is particularly fertile ground: At school-board meetings, stakeholders gather to align curriculum to content standards; in class, teachers vertically articulate and differentiate instruction and give authentic, outcome-based...