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Yearly Archive for 2011

: 2011

New State House and Senate Districts

Reapportionment Committee Connecticut General Assembly District Maps: House Map Senate Map If I read the House map correctly, Kim Fawcett’s district has been radically changed, giving her a lot more

Low-Income Schools Don’t Get a Fair Share of State and Local Funds

Ω A new report from the U.S. Department of Education documents that schools serving low-income students are being shortchanged because school districts across the country are inequitably distributing

League of Conservation Voters Endorses Chris Murphy for Senate

National environmental non-profit with 3,600 Connecticut members cites Murphy’s leadership and commitment to environmental issues The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund today announced

Abstinence-only education does not lead to abstinent behavior

States that prescribe abstinence-only sex education programs in public schools have significantly higher teenage pregnancy and birth rates than states with more comprehensive sex education programs,

Romney Rebuked

Connecticut’s Major Charter Schools Face More Questions

by Jon Pelto, Wait, What Despite their rhetoric, not only are most of Connecticut’s charter schools actually increasing racial isolation, they are naively or knowingly overlooking key factors in their

The Entire Iranian Banking Sector: Terrorist Financing Risks

By: David S. Cohen David S. Cohen is Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. As part of a series of actions announced by Secretary Geithner and Secretary Clinton to

Must Watch Video

It’s all about free speech and the right to peacefully assemble:

The economy Is going to hell in a handbasket

and no one is doing anything about it. The supercommittee failed – no surprise there. The Fed is refusing to do any more. Unemployment benefits are running out. Payroll tax reductions are about to

One In Three Americans In Or Near Poverty

The U.S. Census Bureau has announced that in 2010, median household income declined, the poverty rate increased and the percentage without health insurance coverage was not statistically different