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Five Best Blogs: Civics Teachers Parachute Into Washington


Emergency Team Of Civics Teachers Dispatched To Washington The Onion:  With lawmakers still at an impasse over increasing the debt ceiling, a special team of 40 eighth-grade civics teachers was air-dropped into Washington earlier today.

Pushing Deaf Kids Away From Sign Language Atlantic:  Cuts in Indiana could slash budgets for state schools for the deaf, forcing some children to attend "mainstream" schools.

 Where private foundations award education cash The Answer Sheet:  Teach for America, the nonprofit organization that recruits newly graduated college students to commit to teach for two years in high-needs schools, was tops on the list of recipients, with 31 percent of the total. ALSO:  Walton Family Foundation Gifts TFA $49.5 Million HuffED

Speaking of Intellectual Corruption! Greg Forster: Everyone’s onto Jennings’ game, so no one cares about his nonsense. 

The "We Don't Want Trouble" Defense Makes a Comeback GOOD: In this case, fear of violence is code for fear of change. And that's not much different from the Jim Crow era. 

Top 5 Most Shocking Public School Cheating Scandals TakePart:  In 2006, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) hired Caveon Test Security to analyze state test results for signs of cheating. Preliminary analysis revealed 699 schools with suspicious scores. 



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