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AM News: Republican Candidates Slam Stimulus Funding

Plus an update on the NYC VAM mess below.

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Publisher To Remove Black Confederate Reference:  In Virginia, a new textbook for fourth graders has created a stir. The line in question claims that thousands of blacks fought for the South in the Civil War. It's a claim disputed by most historians and an idea pushed by some to minimize slavery's role as a reason the war was fought.... Down With the Stimulus, GOP-leaning Congressional Ads SayPolitics K12:  Some examples of campaign ads that trash the stimulus...State schools wait for federal money Charlston Daily Mail:  State may have to wait longer than expected for one time infusion... California unable to determine if charter schools are meeting students' nutritional needs LA Times:  A state audit to determine whether public charter school students are receiving nutritional meals on campus could not be fully completed because government databases are not reliable or detailed enough, officials said Thursday.Is Morehouse Ready For The 'Mean Girls'? NPR:  A Vibe magazine article titled "The Mean Girls of Morehouse" profiles four students who attend Morehouse College -- the nation's only all-male historically black institution -- but dress in women's clothing and identify themselves as androgynous.

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