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APR 17, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Opt-Out Movement Accelerates Amid Common Core Testing

ATLANTA (AP) — Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance. This "opt-out" movement remains scattered but is growing fast in some parts of the country. Some superintendents in New York are reporting that 60 percent or even 70 percent of their ...

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APR 17, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

Some Republicans and Tea Party activists focus on the Common Core standards themselves, calling them a federal intrusion by President Barack Obama, even though they were developed by the National Governors Association and each state's education leaders in the wake of President George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind program. The Obama administration has encouraged states to adopt Common Core ...

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APR 17, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Republicans Are Enthusiastic About Scott Walker, Divided On Jeb Bush

Republicans are most enthusiastic about the prospects of nominating Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for president, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds, but they're open to rallying around a number of potential candidates -- with the possible exception of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Members of the party are generally optimistic that whoever emerges from the crowded field of prospects will succeed. ...

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APR 17, 2015 - New York Daily News

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Iowa congressman giving away Ted Nugent-signed AR-15 rifle

A Tea Party congressman is holding a gun giveaway and the prize was Sandy Hook killer Adam Lanza’s weapon of choice.

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APR 17, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Obama Wants Americans To Pay Slavery Reparations, Says Fox Host

The city of Chicago is proposing a $5.5 million reparations package for those who suffered under the ruthless rule of police commander Jon Burge from 1972 to 1991. Backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the plan would supply victims with free college tuition, counseling for drug abuse and psychological issues, and include a formal apology from the city, according to the ...

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