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Puerto Rico police arrested for running 'criminal organization'

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The US Department of Justice has arrested more than a dozen Puerto Rico Police Department officers on corruption charges, claiming they were taking part in a "criminal organization, run out of the police department.”
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Now Entering the United Police State of America

Now Entering the United Police State of America | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
A philosophical look at police states, and what can be done to resist them. Read more →
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Becoming Madison: A Conversation with Author Michael Signer

Becoming Madison: A Conversation with Author Michael Signer | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
James Madison's method to guide political discussion is to politics as Lao Tze's ?Art of War? is to battle tactics. His passion and preparedness completely neutralized the fiery orators such as Patrick Henry. Madison was even more amazing considering he wrestled with debilitating anxieties that manifested into physical infirmities. Nonetheless, as debates roared among the Founding Fathers, a building calm would settle-in as they all paused to hear what Madison will say. This book is not just a w
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FBI Lab Overstated Hair Analysis Evidence For Decades: Report - I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee

FBI Lab Overstated Hair Analysis Evidence For Decades: Report - I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
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Education, Education, Education! Wake Up America We Have a Problem! - I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee

Education, Education, Education! Wake Up America We Have a Problem! - I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
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The Latest Big-City School Testing Scandal Exposes Everything That's Wrong with the Standardized Approach

The Latest Big-City School Testing Scandal Exposes Everything That's Wrong with the Standardized Approach | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
It's not surprising that educators would cheat in order to meet goals that are impossible to achieve.
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Fairport opt-out rate at 56 percent

Fairport opt-out rate at 56 percent | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
More than half of Fairport students in grades 3-8 will refuse the state math and English language arts exams the next two weeks, Interim Superintendent Bill Cala said Friday.
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Opinion: PARCC Is Part of the Problem, Not Part of the Answer for NJ Schools - NJ Spotlight

Opinion: PARCC Is Part of the Problem, Not Part of the Answer for NJ Schools - NJ Spotlight | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Complex online tests can’t address chronic school underfunding, segregation, and poverty
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Finally, some movement on NCLB with Nebraska in the discussion : Lincoln, NE Journal Star

Finally, some movement on NCLB with Nebraska in the discussion : Lincoln, NE Journal Star | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
On the heels of Nebraska’s application for a waiver from No Child Left Behind requirements, U.S. senators this week took what could be a first real step toward revising the
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Colorado testing opt-out bill wins final Senate approval

Colorado testing opt-out bill wins final Senate approval | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Senate Bill 223, on testing opt-outs, would prohibit penalties against students, teachers, principals, schools and districts if opt-outs drive down partic
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Education, Education, Education! Wake Up America We Have a Problem!

Education, Education, Education! Wake Up America We Have a Problem! | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Smart Options & Common Core. A replay of my discussion with Victoria Young, author of Education's Missing Ingredient: What Parents Can Tell Educators (2009) and, The Crucial Voice of the People, Past and Present (2012). Victoria has exposed the truths about this country's education debacle as well as any person I have come across. Her honesty is absolute and her research transparent and revealing. Her activism is tireless. We cover the FACTS about Testing and also Common Core and the condition o
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Christie Argues About Pensions with Teacher's Husband at Town Hall Meeting - I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee

Christie Argues About Pensions with Teacher's Husband at Town Hall Meeting - I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
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Investigations of California Group Homes Marked By Delays and Uncertainty - I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee

Investigations of California Group Homes Marked By Delays and Uncertainty - I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
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FBI Admits Elite FBI Forensic Unit Lied in Court For Decades

FBI Admits Elite FBI Forensic Unit Lied in Court For Decades | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it

Many incarcerated may still not have resource or recourse to appeal the wrongful convictions.Read more →

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People Over Profit: No TPP/No Fast Track - Art Killing Apathy

People Over Profit: No TPP/No Fast Track - Art Killing Apathy | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Press release at the bottom of this post from Populism 2015:       Washington, DC – More than 1,000 protesters from across the country gathered to protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and so-called “Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority.  Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) addressed the crowd, saying “The TPP is another corporate-backed agreement that is …
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Becoming Madison: A Conversation with Author Michael Signer

Becoming Madison: A Conversation with Author Michael Signer | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
James Madison's method to guide political discussion is to politics as Lao Tze's ?Art of War? is to battle tactics. His passion and preparedness completely neutralized the fiery orators such as Patrick Henry. Madison was even more amazing considering he wrestled with debilitating anxieties that manifested into physical infirmities. Nonetheless, as debates roared among the Founding Fathers, a building calm would settle-in as they all paused to hear what Madison will say. This book is not just a w
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Ignoring the Terror from Within - I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee

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Some parents choose to opt out of state's Common Core testing

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A new report out this week shows security breaches at a lot of the country’s major airports. Two airports that many of us use make the list.
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Main Line district sits for PSSAs with 20x increase in opt-outs — NewsWorks

Main Line district sits for PSSAs with 20x increase in opt-outs — NewsWorks | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Parents in some suburban Philadelphia school districts are opting out of standardized tests in previously unseen numbers One test the Pennsylvania System of School Assessments PSSA started Monday
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Questions of Bias Are Raised About a Teachers’ Exam in New York

Questions of Bias Are Raised About a Teachers’ Exam in New York | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Black and Hispanic teaching candidates have been passing an exam at lower rates than white applicants, prompting concerns of decreased diversity among teachers.
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School counselors speak out about standardized testing

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Administering standardized tests is a part of a school counselor’s job description. But several Taos counselors say the volume of testing has forced them to give up their primary jobs — addressing the ever-changing emotional, social and behavioral needs of students.
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Parent leaders ask state to put M-STEP assessments on hold for this year

Parent leaders ask state to put M-STEP assessments on hold for this year | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The Michigan Parent-Teacher Association has joined Clarkston PTA Council in an appeal to the state for the “immediate cessation of the M-STEP assessments” that are scheduled to start April 13 for the first group of children in third thr
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Why the Senate’s proposed No Child Left Behind rewrite doesn’t go far enough

Why the Senate’s proposed No Child Left Behind rewrite doesn’t go far enough | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Here's what the proposed bill does -- and doesn't do.
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Gov. Rick Scott Sues Over Health Care Money, Medicaid expansion - I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee

Gov. Rick Scott Sues Over Health Care Money, Medicaid expansion - I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
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US Fails to Stem Flow of Illegal Firearms to Mexico - I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee

US Fails to Stem Flow of Illegal Firearms to Mexico - I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
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