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No Child Left Behind: The Economic Motive of National Education Policy | DMLcentral

No Child Left Behind: The Economic Motive of National Education Policy | DMLcentral | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

"I’ve often thought about how our national educational policy of No Child Left Behind, passed in 2002, reinforces and connects to the increasing income disparity in the United States. Some of the economic implications of NCLB are obvious, such as the privatizing of the multi-million dollar standardized testing industry or the threat that, if a public school is still failing (as measured by those end-of-grade tests) in 2014, it will either be shut down or privatized. Even with President Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's temporary "reprieve" from this frightening deadline, announced this summer, NCLB still tends toward privatizing public education. And clearly, commercial interests are just dying to get their hands on public schools. The anti-union rhetoric and action against school teachers is also part of this same trend that impoverishes the middle class and its array of professions. Last Friday (Nov. 4), at the Hechinger Institute Conference on “Digital Media, Technology, Children and Schools,” the eminent scholar of games and learning, James Gee, helped fill in yet another piece in the economic implications of No Child Left Behind. He remarked on the role played by the bubble burst of the great Asian innovation explosion in the 1980s, led by Japan...."

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Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

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Working-class whites are no longer a majority of Ohio's eligible voters, a historic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that has political parties pledging more outreach to a broader coalition of demographic groups.
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Who Can Speak for the Patient?

Who Can Speak for the Patient? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Our patient was never going to wake up, and no decision should ever be made without consulting the spouse. But I hadn’t known she existed.
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The Limits of

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Educating the Public on the Public’s Terms: An Open Letter to Academics

Educating the Public on the Public’s Terms: An Open Letter to Academics | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
By Peter Smagorinsky Dr. Richard Besser on Good Morning America   I recently visited with a friend from my old high school. In spite of his having gone into a very different line of work, he h...
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Health Beyond Health Care: Expanding Physical Activity Opportunities in Every Neighborhood

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Thousands of communities have created physical activity opportunities by developing shared use agreements with schools to allow the use of facilities after school hours and on weekends.
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Pancreatic cancer treatment that almost never was lands key FDA win - San Francisco Business Times

Pancreatic cancer treatment that almost never was lands key FDA win - San Francisco Business Times | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Aduro BioTech Inc.'s immune system-boosting treatment for fighting deadly pancreatic cancer won breakthrough therapy designation from regulators, the small Berkeley company said Monday.
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Banker shifts focus to new mediation business - With more than 35 years spent as a bank president Dennis Burnette is now turning his attention to his newly opened business in Canton serving those w...

Banker shifts focus to new mediation business - With more than 35 years spent as a bank president Dennis Burnette is now turning his attention to his newly opened business in Canton serving those w... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Banker shifts focus to new mediation business - With more than 35 years spent as a bank president Dennis Burnette is now turning his attention to his newly opened business in Canton serving those who may need help handling a dispute without a laws...
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August 22-23, 2014: IDD@UGA Conference | CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS

August 22-23, 2014: IDD@UGA Conference | CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Helicopter pilot reports near miss with drone over Cleveland, FAA investigating

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A helicopter pilot reported a near miss with a drone over Cleveland. The Federal Aviation Administration is now investigating the incident that happened June 10.
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The Most Moving Thing About Stuart Scott’s Speech at the ESPYs

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I didn’t watch the ESPYs last night, but while skimming through the highlights this morning, I came across ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott’s acceptance speech for the Jimmy V Perseverance Award. The award is named for Jim Valvano, a college basketball coach and ESPN broadcaster who died of bone cancer in...
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Chikungunya virus contracted in U.S. for first time

Chikungunya virus contracted in U.S. for first time | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
No, we're not here to talk to you about dino DNA or West Nile.
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Why Neil Armstrong Got to Take the First Step on the Moon

Why Neil Armstrong Got to Take the First Step on the Moon | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
On July 20th, 1969, with "one small step," Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. But why did he get to go first?
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Japan's 2011 Earthquake May Lead to Mount Fuji Volcanic Eruption, Study Says - weather.com

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A new scientific study shows that the 2011 Japanese earthquake could've set the stage for an eruption of Japan's Mount Fuji Volcano.
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Georgia's a 'beacon of progress', baby!

Georgia's a 'beacon of progress', baby! | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
“When CNBC ratified that we were the number one state in the nation to do business, it drove them crazy .
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Short staffed police force causing issues for Cobb Co.

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Cobb Police are understaffed and the problem is not getting any better. Which is what a leading police advocate will tell county commissioners at their meeting Tuesday night.
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Pennsylvania boy was abused, starved, ate insects, police say

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A 7-year-old Pa. boy who reportedly was beaten, starved and resorted to eating insects has been released from the hospital and is now in foster care.
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Health Beyond Health Care: Q&A with Matthew Trowbridge, MD, MPH

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Health Beyond Health Care: Q&A with Matthew Trowbridge, MD, MPH
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War on pancreatic cancer is showing progress in worst cases

War on pancreatic cancer is showing progress in worst cases | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Just seven years from now, pancreatic cancer is projected to become this country's second-leading cancer killer, surpassed only by lung cancer and claiming 48,000 lives a year.
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7/22 Luckovich cartoon: Found it! | Mike Luckovich

7/22 Luckovich cartoon: Found it! | Mike Luckovich | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Political cartoons from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Pulitzer Prize winner
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The Magic of Author Visits by Teresa Bunner

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Magic. Something we find in Harry Potter books or movies about dragons. But we all know magic doesn’t exist in the “real world.” Or does it? I just wrapped up my third summer running a writing inst...
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Confederate collection speaks volumes in history center exhibit | Atlanta Arts and Culture Blog

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TSA fee hikes go into effect Monday

TSA fee hikes go into effect Monday | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Effective Monday, someone making a round trip from Atlanta to Denver, with a couple of stops before returning home, can expect to pay $12 more for that ticket, no matter how hard he or she looks for a cheap fare.
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Extreme Exercise and the Heart

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A small group of cardiologists have advanced a hypothesis that suggests an excess of exercise actually damages the heart.
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US consumer bureau sues debt-collection law firm

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued a major debt collection law firm on Monday, alleging it is a
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GDOT: $4M project to begin at intersection of Highways 20 108 - Construction of an almost $4 million road project is set to begin in the upcoming weeks at the intersection of Highway 20 and Highway...

GDOT: $4M project to begin at intersection of Highways 20 108 - Construction of an almost $4 million road project is set to begin in the upcoming weeks at the intersection of Highway 20 and Highway... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
GDOT: $4M project to begin at intersection of Highways 20 108 - Construction of an almost $4 million road project is set to begin in the upcoming weeks at the intersection of Highway 20 and Highway 108. The Georgia Department of Transportation has...
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