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69.4% of Connecticut juniors are FAILURES according to SBAC math results

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by Jon Pelto from Wait, What According to the Common Core SBAC results, a majority of Connecticut students – in every grade – failed to meet the so-called “achievement” level. The destructive testing scam has labeled; 52% of 3rd graders as failure 56% of 4th graders as failures 63% of 5th graders as failures 64% […] [Read More]
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Cashiers may have higher risk for BPA exposure than general population from handling printed receipts

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Source: Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science Despite its well-documented effects as a hormone disruptor, Bisphenol A (BPA) is still used to manufacture thousands of products ranging from cigarette filters to food packaging, medical devices and toys. BPA is used to create plastic coatings and harden clear plastics, but the compound mimics […] [Read More]
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Don’t “Turn Back the Clock” on Standard of Care for Two Million American Amputees

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Source: Amputee Coalition and the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association A double amputee who has worn advanced prosthetic devices for decades no longer would be eligible for new prostheses because he never achieved a perfect “natural gait.” A 68-year-old minister of a church, who had her left leg amputated above the knee as a result […] [Read More]
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Hypocrites denouncing the birthright citizenship constitutional guarantee

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Piyush Jindal’s parents were Indian citizens in the United States on student visas. Ted Cruz was born in Canada to a Cuban-citizen father. Both of Marco Rubio’s parents were Cuban citizens when he was born. Columba Bush–wife of JEB! Bush–was born a Mexican citizen in Mexico, and Wikipedia at least claims that as of her […] [Read More]
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Common Core SBAC test results “embargoed”: A violation of Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Act

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by Jon Pelto from Wait, What? This morning Connecticut’s Commissioner of Education, Diana Wentzell, held the state’s annual back-to-school meeting for Connecticut superintendents at Al Prince Vo-Tech High School in Hartford. State Department of Education staff informed school superintendents that starting today they could access their district’s 2015 SBAC test results via the State Department […] [Read More]
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My Latest Education Research Posts

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Most popular posts: Primary children: too much homework, parent assistance may be detrimental Jonathan Kantrowitz at Education Research Report – 4 days ago A new study in the *The American Journal of Family Therapy *reports that, contrary to the 10 Minute Rule promulgated by the National Education Association, primary school children received about three times […] [Read More]
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My Latest Art Posts

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Goya: The Portraits Jonathan Kantrowitz at Art History News – 4 days ago 7 October 2015 – 10 January 2016 *Portraits make up a third of Goya’s output – and more than 150 still survive today – but there has never been an exhibition focusing solely on Goya’s work as a portraitist, until this autumn […] [Read More]
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Latest Health Research

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I have been checking the salt content in my food lately – soups, tomato sauces, and prepared foods from Trader Joe’s mostly – and the numbers are extremely discouraging – 18% – 33% of MDR – per portion (and up), but I eat 2-3 portions (and up) per meal – who thinks a can of […] [Read More]
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