Polarizing politics create a strange state

Sunday, 01 March 2015 05:06
March 2, 2015 | Filed under: Hazlehurst,Print | Tags:Boulder, Colorado Springs, Doug Lamborn, Jared Polis, John Love By John Hazlehurst What do politicians love? Ask ’em, and you’ll get the usual mush. They love America, the Constitution, the Declaration, the flag, their church, their families, their hometown, their adopted hometown, the brave men and women in uniform who defend our country and keep us safe and secure, and so forth.
Terrebonne officials to revisit ban on Common Core tests
Sunday, 01 March 2015 04:14
Board Member Vicki Bonvillain withdrew the proposal Feb. 10 but promised to reintroduce it at the board's first meeting in March. The freshman board member said during her campaign last year that she would attempt to remove Common Core educational standards and testing. The resolution asks Gov. Bobby Jindal and state schools Superintendent John White to remove Terrebonne public schools from Common Core testing until "these programs have been thoroughly reviewed and understood by teachers,…
Common Core playing role in La. gubernatorial race
Sunday, 01 March 2015 01:28
Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne is running for Louisiana governor in 2015.(Photo: Julia O’Donoghue, NOLA.com/Times-Picayune) 1 CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE BATON ROUGE – Among Louisiana’s candidates for governor, Republican Jay Dardenne is alone in his support for the divisive Common Core education standards, a position that could help define his campaign. Stakeholders in the heated education debate disagree about whether that stance is wise or toxic for the lieutenant governor, and it remains unclear whether it could help determine…
Common Core exams begin soon, and many school districts are ready to go
Saturday, 28 February 2015 22:13
Phone: 509-759-7853 Follow me on: By Rafael Guerrero / Yakima Herald-Republic This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This month, students throughout the Yakima Valley and the state will enter a new era of standardized testing thanks to the Common Core State Standards. As part of evaluating comprehension and progress under the new standards, controversial in some parts of the country, students are more than likely to take the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium exams on a notebook computer or in a…
Haslam Says Common Core a Standard, Not Ideology
Saturday, 28 February 2015 09:13
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Common Core informational meeting March 2 in Cambridge
Saturday, 28 February 2015 03:20
A Common Core informational meeting will be March 2 in Cambridge There will be a Common Core informational meeting on Monday, March 2, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Crossroads Library conference room. Speakers will include Stacey Hamsher and Jenny Lang, two homeschool teachers, and Rob Coburn, president of the Garaway Board of Education. Coburn testified to the state last year about his concerns, as a parent, about Common Core being a "one-size fits…
Jindal excoriates Hill Republicans in Club speech
Friday, 27 February 2015 13:28
AP Photo By James Hohmann 2/28/15 7:31 PM EST PALM BEACH, Fla.— Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Saturday diagnosed Hill Republicans with “Post-Election Stress Syndrome” for failing to block the president’s executive action on immigration or pass an alternative to Obamacare. “P-E-S-S,” he spelled out during an afternoon appearance at the Club for Growth’s annual donor meeting here.
Jindal: GOP Leaders in Congress Fear Repealing Health Law
Friday, 27 February 2015 13:08
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Saturday called congressional Republican leaders "fearful" of acting to fully repeal President Barack Obama's health care law. Jindal, a second-term Republican governor weighing a 2016 presidential candidacy, said the GOP had failed to act on their signature issue in the 2014 midterm elections. Republicans overtook Democrats in the Senate and broadened their majority in the House.
Bobby Jindal finishes 12th in conservative presidential straw poll
Friday, 27 February 2015 11:19
OXON HILL, Md. -- It was not a good showing for Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal in a straw poll that measured support for potential Republican presidential candidates among 3,000 attendees at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Jindal, who says he'll decide in the next few months whether to run for president, finished 12th with 0.9 percent of the ballots. First in the survey was Sen.
Jindal blasts congressional Republicans for ‘post-election stress syndrome’
Friday, 27 February 2015 10:25
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (Joe Skipper/AP) PALM BEACH, Fla. — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) challenged his party's leaders in Congress to get over what he dismissively diagnosed as "post-election stress syndrome" and immediately pass an alternative to the health-care law and make other progress on conservative priorities. In an address here Saturday to the Club for Growth, an advocacy group that long has been an antagonist to establishment Republican leaders, Jindal said he had…
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