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Aircraft Mechanic Earns His Wings, Fixes Quadruple-Amputee Veteran’s Prosthetic Leg (PHOTO)http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8TIp/5257572c

Aircraft Mechanic Earns His Wings, Fixes Quadruple-Amputee Veteran’s Prosthetic Leg (PHOTO)

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Watch: Ferguson Mayor Repeatedly Refers To Michael Brown’s Body As ‘It’—-The Mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, was called out by CNN host Chris Cuomo after he repeatedly referred to Michael Brown’s body as an “it.” Mayor James Knowles (R) said in explanation of why the slain…http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8Tqc/5257572c

Watch: Ferguson Mayor Repeatedly Refers To Michael Brown’s Body As ‘It’
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The Mayor of Ferguson, Missouri, was called out by CNN host Chris Cuomo after he repeatedly referred to Michael Brown’s body as an “it.” Mayor James Knowles (R) said in explanation of why the slain…

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quote: “Education entrepreneurs and private charter school operators could care less about innovation,” says Buras. “Instead, they divert public monies to pay their six-figure salaries; hire uncertified, transient, non-unionized teachers on the cheap; and do not admit (or fail to appropriately serve) students who are costly, such as those with disabilities.”Rebecca Fox Blair, a teacher who helped to found a small, alternative high school program in Monona, Wisconsin, says she was struck by the massive change in the charter school movement when she attended a national charter school conference recently."It’s all these huge operators, and they look down on schools like ours," she says. "They call us the ‘mom and pop’ schools."There are now more than 6,000 publicly funded charter schools in the United States—a more than 50 percent increase since 2008.Over that same period, “nearly 4,000 traditional public schools have closed,” writes Stan Karp, an editor of Rethinking Schools. “This represents a huge transfer of resources and students from our public education system to the publicly funded but privately managed charter sector.”And all that money has attracted some unscrupulous operators.http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8Tos/5257572c

quote: “Education entrepreneurs and private charter school operators could care less about innovation,” says Buras. “Instead, they divert public monies to pay their six-figure salaries; hire uncertified, transient, non-unionized teachers on the cheap; and do not admit (or fail to appropriately serve) students who are costly, such as those with disabilities.”

Rebecca Fox Blair, a teacher who helped to found a small, alternative high school program in Monona, Wisconsin, says she was struck by the massive change in the charter school movement when she attended a national charter school conference recently.

"It’s all these huge operators, and they look down on schools like ours," she says. "They call us the ‘mom and pop’ schools."

There are now more than 6,000 publicly funded charter schools in the United States—a more than 50 percent increase since 2008.
Over that same period, “nearly 4,000 traditional public schools have closed,” writes Stan Karp, an editor of Rethinking Schools. “This represents a huge transfer of resources and students from our public education system to the publicly funded but privately managed charter sector.”

And all that money has attracted some unscrupulous operators.

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Venus and Jupiter at DawnImage Credit & Copyright: Stefano De Rosahttp://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140821.htmlOn Monday morning, Venus and Jupiter gathered close in dawn skies, for some separated by about half the width of a full moon. It was their closest conjunction since 2000, captured here above the eastern horizon before sunrise. The serene and colorful view is from Istia beach near the city of Capoliveri on the island of Elba. Distant lights and rolling hills are along Italy’s Tuscan coast. Of course, the celestial pair soon wandered apart. Brighter Venus headed lower, toward the eastern horizon and the glare of the Sun, while Jupiter continues to rise a little higher now in the sky near dawn. The two brightest planets meet again next June 30th, in the evening twilight above the western horizon.http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8Tjr/5257572c

Venus and Jupiter at Dawn
Image Credit & Copyright: Stefano De Rosa
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On Monday morning, Venus and Jupiter gathered close in dawn skies, for some separated by about half the width of a full moon. It was their closest conjunction since 2000, captured here above the eastern horizon before sunrise. The serene and colorful view is from Istia beach near the city of Capoliveri on the island of Elba. Distant lights and rolling hills are along Italy’s Tuscan coast. Of course, the celestial pair soon wandered apart. Brighter Venus headed lower, toward the eastern horizon and the glare of the Sun, while Jupiter continues to rise a little higher now in the sky near dawn. The two brightest planets meet again next June 30th, in the evening twilight above the western horizon.

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Rating five and a half years of Republican attackshttp://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8Tjp/5257572c

Rating five and a half years of Republican attacks

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Low down, dirty deniershttp://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/08/11/dirty_deniers_campaign_to_shame_global_warming_deniers.htmlThe Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund is highlighting members of Congress who take oil money and deny global warming. Spoiler 1: There are a lot of them.http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8Tjn/5257572c

Low down, dirty deniers

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/08/11/dirty_deniers_campaign_to_shame_global_warming_deniers.html

The Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund is highlighting members of Congress who take oil money and deny global warming. Spoiler 1: There are a lot of them.

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