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Teachers Support Crackdown on Charter Schools Through Legislation

Democrats in the California State Assembly, prodded along by their financial backers at the California Teachers Association, California Federation of Teachers, and California Labor Federation, announced their goal on Wednesday of gutting the state’s charter school system. Their strategy: force charter schools to operate as non-profit organizations.

Prank Call Derails ESPN Radio Show

ESPN 980 (WTEM-AM) in Washington, D.C. had planned to install a new radio show on March 16 featuring two personalities, one of whom had a history of criticizing Washington Redskins management, when the show’s debut was derailed by a few prank calls purporting to come from ESPN management.

LAUSD Teacher Sued for Using ‘N-Word’ in Class in Historic Context

Parents and students from Revere Charter Middle School and Magnet Center in Los Angeles have launched a petition to restore a teacher to his job after the 29-year-veteran was suspended by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) for allegedly using racial terms in class. The petition had neared 800 signatures by Monday morning.In addition, the students held a rally on Monday at the school.

WHO and African Governments Blasted for Spread of Ebola

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), the medical charity that first alerted the world of the spread of Ebola, has now faulted some national governments as well as the World Health organization for ignoring the warning and throwing roadblocks in the way of eradicating the disease before it grew.
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Nuclear Deal with Iran Could Lower Gas Prices

Iran, which has had its oil exports restricted between 2012 and 2014 by economic sanctions so its exports were virtually cut in half, would likely increase its imports if the U.S. and the other P5+1 nations make a deal regarding Iran’s nuclear program. Their increased exports might cause American gas prices to dip, leaving consumers happier until the Iranian nuclear program becomes operational.
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Mayim Bialik Defends UCLA from Antisemitism Charges

Responding to a column on kveller.com by author Alina Adams, in which Adams asserted UCLA was among universities that were antisemitic, actress Mayim Bialik, a three-time Emmy nominee for her role in The Big Bang Theory, defended her alma mater, from which she received a Ph.D in neuroscience, insisting in the Times of Israel that she “had to speak up.”

Judge Overrules Scott Walker on Abortion Clinics

U.S. District Judge William Conley in Wisconsin thrilled abortion advocates on Friday, ruling that the state’s law requiring doctors at abortion clinics to obtain admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles was unconstitutional.

Machete Attacker at New Orleans Airport Dies from Police Gun Shots

A man who attacked Transportation Security Administration workers at Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans with a machete on Friday night died Saturday from gunshots fired by Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputy Lt. Heather Slyve, who rescued at least one TSA agent who was wounded in the attack.

Most Reproduced Painting in History from Cult of Mao

In the Chinese version of hope and change, circa 1968, a painting of Communist leader Mao Zedong was created, later becoming the most reproduced painting in history, as Mao’s government printed it 900 million times so every person in China would have a copy.

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