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Rich actor willing to sacrifice other people’s liberty for the greater good

September 23, 2014 by Randy Hall

original article: Leonardo DiCaprio Tells U.N. That Climate Change Crisis Is Now Beyond Personal Choices

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D.C. Gets an ‘F’ in Academic Achievement for Low-Income & Minority Students

September 19, 2014 by Ali Meyer

(CNSNews.com) — The District of Columbia in 2014 received an “F” grade in academic achievement for low-income and minority students attending its public schools, according to a report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber, which released a report entitled Leaders and Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on K-12 Educational Effectiveness, ranked states on nine indicators to see which states were the national leaders in educational performance and which states were lagging behind.

The Chamber looked at metrics, in public schools and charter schools, like the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to measure academic achievement, AP exams to measure post-secondary and workforce measurement, and various teacher workforces of schools, to name a few measures.

Out of nine indicators of educational achievement that the District of Columbia was applicable for, D.C. received five F’s, one D+, one C+, and two A’s.

The District got  F’s  in the Academic Achievement, Academic Achievement for Low-Income and Minority Students, International Competitiveness, Post-secondary and Workforce Readiness, and Return on Investment metrics.

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According to the report, “The District of Columbia earns a failing grade in academic achievement for low-income and minority students. The District has the highest percentage nationwide of both African-American (76%) and low-income (78%) students. Fourth and 8th graders in both groups perform below the national average at or above the proficient level on the NAEP reading exam.”

Other failing metrics for D.C. were workforce readiness and international competitiveness. “The District earns a failing grade preparing its students for college and careers. Students’ chances for college attendance by age 19 are the lowest in the nation,” said the Chamber of Commerce. “The District earns a very low grade preparing its students to compete in a global economy. Only 10% of students are proficient in reading and math – the lowest percentage in the nation – compared with an international standard.”

D.C. also fared poorly, a grade of D+, in the 21st Century Teaching Force metric. “The nation’s capital does a weak job of creating a strong teacher workforce. It does not successfully identify effective teachers or remove ineffective ones,” said the report.

The district fared better in metrics like parental options and data quality. “The District does an excellent job providing parents with strong school choice options. It has one of the strongest charter school laws in the country and more than half of all students attend a school of choice – the highest in the nation,” said the Chamber.

“The District earns an excellent grade collecting and reporting high-quality education data,” states the report.  “It provides funding to expand its longitudinal data system and links student performance data with teacher data.”

original article: D.C. Gets an ‘F’ in Academic Achievement for Low-Income & Minority Students

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Anti-Religion Group & Satanic Temple to Distribute Materials in Public Schools

September 19, 2014 by rittany M. Hughes

(CNSNews.com) – Despite their continued verbal commitment to keeping religious materials out of public schools, both the Satanic Temple and The Freedom From Religion Foundation have publicly announced plans to disseminate printed information among public school students in Orange County, Florida.

Some of the educational materials produced by the organizations include  The Satanic Children’s Big Book of Activities and An X-Rated Book: Sex & Obscenity in the Bible.

On the Satanic Temple’s official website, the New York-based groupstated that, “In cooperation with The Freedom From Religion Foundation, and in accordance with School Board policy that allows religious material dissemination, The Satanic Temple announces they will distribute Satanic literature in Florida Public School district.”

According to the announcement released on Sept. 14, distributed materials will include “pamphlets related to the Temple’s tenets, philosophy and practice of Satanism, as well as information about the legal right to practice Satanism in school.”

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Lucien Greaves, spokesman for The Satanic Temple. (Photo: vice.com)

The Satanic Temple’s website also advertises activity books for children, including coloring pages and connect-the-dots activities to help children learn to draw pentagrams.

Satanic Temple spokesperson Lucien Greaves told CNSNews.com during a phone interview that the Satanist group decided to pass out their own materials after talking with The Freedom From Religion Foundation.

“I don’t know if you could define it as a partnership, but we consulted with them and we ran it through them because we knew – we found out about this through the stories that were written about The Freedom From Religion Foundation,” Greaves explained. “They had a previous lawsuit and they took issue with the previous religious materials being disseminated in schools.”

“We’ve been quite clear about the fact that we don’t want to disseminate our own materials in the school, if the other materials aren’t there,” Greaves said.

“[FFRF’s] thinking is the same as ours: that religious materials are probably better off left away from the schools. But so long as there’s going to be one represented, they have to accept them all,” he said, adding the group plans to pass out information primarily to high school students.

Anti-Religion Group & Satanic Temple to Distribute Materials in Public Schools, While Opposing Materials’ Distribution

(Photo: The Satanic Temple.)

The day after The Satanic Temple announced their plans to give out their own materials in conjunction with the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the foundation issued a statement apparently seeking to distance itself from the Satanic Temple’s materials.

“FRF does not believe that Satanists or Christians or even atheists should be distributing literature to public school students,” the group said in a news release on Sept. 15.

When asked if he thought passing out Satanist materials while condemning the distribution of any religious information could be considered hypocritical, Greaves said he did not think so.

“Well, it would be hypocritical of us if we were to push to have our literature disseminated to the school when there wasn’t already this breach of church and state, but I don’t think there’s a hypocrisy in us putting our material out when the other material is there. Because that is our position, that so long as that is taking place, it’s orders of magnitude better that a plurality of voices is represented rather than just one,” he said.

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Like The Satanic Temple, the Freedom From Religion Foundation claims to be against the distribution of materials of any kind, religious or non-religious, in public schools,  but has filed lawsuits demanding the right to do that very thing.

After discovering a local Christian group was handing out Bibles in Orange County public schools,The Central Florida Freethought Community, a subgroup of The Freedom From Religion Foundation, sued the Orange County School last year over the right to distribute their own atheist materials. While the lawsuit was ultimately dismissed, the group has since been permitted to pass out their materials.

In the latest news release, the group announced it will distribute its materials again in January to public school students in Orange County.

“FFRF will only distribute its own materials this January, including pamphlets such as An X-Rated Book: Sex & Obscenity in the Bible, the group announced.

This book, essentially a small collection of brochures the foundation has passed out for nearly two years, includes a cover showing an image of an anthropomorphized, cartoon Bible sexually assaulting a screaming woman.

In the news release, the group also claimed to be “consistent” in their message.

“FFRF has remained consistent throughout this ordeal: Public schools should not be allowing the distribution of Bibles, atheist materials or any other religious or nonreligious material,” the group said in the news release. “We do not want the Satanic Temple preying on students any more than we want evangelical Christians preying on students.”

original article: Anti-Religion Group & Satanic Temple to Distribute Materials in Public Schools

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Is race baiting leading to violence?

At the University of Alabama a scare recently hit the campus with a threat of gun violence. The university’s news publication Crimson White reports on the incident here: UAPD investigates death threat at Tutwiler Hall. As the report notes, the following comment appeared on a YouTube video. Here is the comment as reported:

Ladies and gentleman. The day of retribution is getting nearer and nearer. Do not be found wanting. I have seen minorities suffer at the hands of those who think they are superior. This is my first message and I shall not say much. Take this the way you want; as a threat or whatever. All I know is that it will be a day when all that look at minorities with disgust shall remember. After this day, you shall appreciate every minority who walks on that campus. Friday the 20th of September was Miss Sorority Row. My mercy kept all of you alive because it was not yet the day of retribution. Do you want to know how it feels having a TAR-21 passing right through your flesh. I’ll be watching all frat parties and monitoring all of your events. The day is near. Be vigilant.

As you’ll note, the comment clearly makes the impression perceived racism is the motive for the threat. While real racism should be condemned, perceived racism and preaching victimhood do not promote an attitude of “brotherhood” that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. tried to encourage. Stoking racial strife accomplishes the opposite of peace and tolerance.

An investigation into the origins of the threat is still ongoing at this time, but it would be pertinent to look into the political and social atmosphere surrounding it. Have UA instructors been indoctrinated students into the notion that white people are oppressors? Is an anti-fraternity/sorority attitude at work, or did some angry student get rejected by the campus Greek crowd recently? These sorts of motive would seem to fit the attitude of the comment which sparked the situation.

The comment in question could be a tasteless prank, sure. But it could be a serious threat. Either way, playing the race card is becoming more dangerous, as the University reaction indicates. If, sadly, this comment does lead to violence at the University of Alabama there will almost certainly be even more talk (and a great deal of opportunistic publicity) about race relations. But it’s not likely such discussion will take seriously the act of gratuitously playing the race card and indoctrinating students in a mentality of victimhood at the hands of allegedly racist oppressors. The issue of stoking racial strife and slander will likely not be on the table. And that is yet another tragedy of the situation: honest discussion about race is not allowed on college campuses across the entire nation. Politically, and in other ways, it’s just too profitable to keep promoting victimhood.

We’ll have to wait and see if that is the case at the University of Alabama.

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Royal Society In Trouble Over False Extinction Claim Paper

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

From Dr. Benny Peiser at The GWPF

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Obama’s Former Science Official: ‘Climate Science Is Not Settled’

It was presented as shocking evidence of the damage being done by climate change: a species driven to extinction because of a decline in rainfall in its only habitat. Now the “rediscovery” of a species of snail is prompting questions about the role played by the Royal Society, Britain’s most prestigious scientific institution, in raising false alarm over an impact of climate change. –Ben Webster, The Times, 20 September 2014

The Royal Society journal refused to publish the rebuttal, saying it had been “rejected following full peer review”. The journal sent Mr Hambler the reviews of the rebuttal by two anonymous academic referees, who had rejected the criticisms made of Mr Gerlach’s paper. However, the Royal Society admitted this week, after questions from The Times, that the referees who had rejected the rebuttal…

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LZ Granderson doesn’t mind when some presidents lie

December 2, 2013 by Matt Hadro

On CNN Sunday evening, liberal ESPN columnist LZ Granderson justified the President’s repeated lie about ObamaCare, claiming that Americans knew he did it for their own good.

“And, time and time again, Americans have said we can deal with the lies that President Obama tells us because we believe in his heart, he has the best interest for the American people,” Granderson claimed. He also accused Peggy Noonan of whitewashing the “atrocities” of the Reagan administration.

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“Peggy Noonan has made a living scrubbing clean President Reagan’s administration and all the atrocities that it’s committed,” Granderson responded to Noonan’s criticism of President Obama’s dishonesty.

However, Granderson said the public can “live with” Obama’s lie: “Every president is going to lie to you. Every politician is going to lie to you. The question is, which lies can you live with?”

Below is a transcript of the segment, which aired on CNN Newsroom on December 1 at 6:24 p.m. EST:

[6:24]

ROSA FLORES: So, L.Z., let’s start with you. Let’s say the reboot works. Has all the damage already been done or can the improved technology make up for that disastrous roll out that we all watched?

LZ GRANDERSON, CNN commentator: Well, it would help Americans forgive but we will never forget. Republicans certainly won’t allow Americans to forget because we head into 2014 for the midterm elections. But let’s get one thing clear. It’s not – this is going to help some Americans. We’re talking tens of millions of Americans that needed health care, not just for themselves and for their family members, but for the American economy. This rise in health care cost has drastically hurt the American economy. And we haven’t spent enough time talking about that impact and the American Care Act to help address that need, as well as the individuals needing insurance.

BEN FERGUSON, CNN commentator: I agree with you on one thing. The rising costs are killing people, and for some of them, literally. The problem is, Obamacare, and the Affordable Care Act has done just that. We have seen people that their premiums skyrocketed under Obamacare. So, yeah, they can get the Web site working. Yet this morning on New Day, we saw the Web site was not working. There was an error page yet again when even we at CNN here tried to get it to work this morning on New Day and they couldn’t get it to finish all the way up. So, that’s your biggest issue is that.

But then you go back to the second part and that is, the Affordable Care Act is showing people prices that they don’t like, that they thought were going to be cheaper. And, in fact, they are not cheaper and that’s where the President I think is going to have a really big problem in the midterms as he promised affordable care and it’s not affordable for a lot of Americans who are seeing sticker shock when they go online.

FLORES: So, let’s talk about the trust issue here, because the Latest CNN/ORC poll revealed that a majority of Americans now say President Obama is not trustworthy. 46 percent say that he can be trusted. So, obviously, it’s a problem when a majority of the Americans believe their president can’t be trusted. And most people say it’s a direct result of his broken pledge — the pledge we all heard that people who like their doctor or their insurance plan can keep them. Now, here is how conservative columnist Peggy Noonan put it this morning on ABC. Take a listen.

(Video Clip)

PEGGY NOONAN, Wall Street Journal columnist: The American people look at the President and they think, he’s no dummy, he is a really smart guy. And because he is a smart guy, they think – well, that means he deliberately misled us to get his program through. People don’t like that. That is another reputation changer, and I think that’s problematic for the President going forward.

(End Video Clip)

FLORES: So, L.Z., is Peggy Noonan right?

GRANDERSON: You know, Peggy Noonan has made a living scrubbing clean President Reagan’s administration and all the atrocities that it’s committed. So, with that being said, I don’t think that history –

FERGUSON: What does that have to do with this?

GRANDERSON: Well, what I’m saying is, is that she is pretending as if once an error has happened, it’s forever going to trail a president. And that just isn’t true. And she is living proof of that with scrubbing clean President Reagan’s reputation.

Now with President Obama, it is true. He should have been more forthright with how the Affordable Care Act was going to impact the country. But with that being said, all Americans know politicians lie. The question is, which lies can you live with? And, time and time again, Americans have said we can deal with the lies that President Obama tells us because we believe in his heart, he has the best interest for the American people. Every president is going to lie to you. Every politician is going to lie to you. The question is, which lies can you live with?

FERGUSON: L.Z., I think it is really sad that we’re sitting here having this debate. And you’re – at least you are willing to admit that the President lied to the American people. The problem is he lied to the American people –

GRANDERSON: Every president does.

FERGUSON: Let me finish, let me finish. He lied to the American people to sell them his signature plan and he lied to them about saying it was personal. This is not about “read my lips, no new taxes.” This is “You can keep your doctor if you like your doctor. You can keep your plan if you like your plan.” When it comes to health care, you’re the ones that sold the American people on this issue of it is important, it is a trust issue, this is something that is incredibly important to seniors and we’re not going to mess with the system if you like it.

GRANDERSON: Forty million people.

FERGUSON: And the president lied to people. And he is smart enough and the American people know he’s smart, and they know he lied to them and I think this is one of those unforgivable lies when you tell someone they can keep their doctor and you knew you were lying to them and now they can’t keep their doctor.

FLORES: Ben and L.Z., I think one thing –

GRANDERSON: I don’t know how much –

FLORES: – is definitely certain, and that is the debate will continue. Thank you so much for spending the time with us today. And I am sure you both will be back.

original article: CNN Pundit Shrugs Off Obama’s Lie: ‘Every President Is Going to Lie to You’

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Muslim kills New Jersey teenager, no media outrage

You recognize the names Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown. But you probably don’t know the name Brendan Telvin. Here is an opportunity for more racial strife, but where are the media and other race baiters?

August 21, 2014 by Meg Wagner

Ali Muhammad Brown is accused of killing a 19-year-old in New Jersey and three men in Washington State. According to court documents, the 29-year-old claimed he wanted to kill the teen as an act of ‘vengeance’ to retaliate for U.S. military action in the Middle East.

Ali Muhammad Brown, accused of killing four men in two states, said he killed a New Jersey teen to make up for innocent lives lost in the Middle East, documents show.
FRANCES MICKLOW/APAli Muhammad Brown, accused of killing four men in two states, said he killed a New Jersey teen to make up for innocent lives lost in the Middle East, documents show.

The shooter accused of gunning down at least four men in two states said he murdered a New Jersey teenager as revenge for Muslims killed overseas.

According to court documents, Ali Muhammad Brown described his June murder of 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin as a “just kill” and said it was an act of “vengeance” meant to compensate for U.S. military killings in the Middle East.

In addition to Tevlin’s murder, Brown has been charged will fatally shooting three men in Seattle. All four men were gunned down in remote areas late at night, NJ.com reported.

He is currently held in Newark, but he may be extradited to Washington state.

Brown is a devout Muslim opposed to U.S. intervention overseas, especially Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Iran, prosecutors said.

“All these lives are taken every single day by America, by this government. So a life for a life,” he told investigators, according to the documents.

Police investigate the scene after Brendan Tevlin, a 19-year-old college student, was found shot to death in his SUV in West Orange.
NBC 4 NEW YORKPolice investigate the scene after Brendan Tevlin, a 19-year-old college student, was found shot to death in his SUV in West Orange.

Brown further justified killing Tevlin by claiming the shooting was a “just kill,” meaning he targeted an adult man and did not put any women, children or elderly people in danger.

In police interviews, Brown described the U.S.’s military campaign in the Middle East as evil and said if a “man sees evil, then he must take action against that evil,” the court papers show.

Police maintained that the June 25 shooting started as a robbery.

Officers said Brown fired 10 shots into Tevlin’s Jeep Liberty when it was stopped at intersection early in the morning in West Orange, N.J. Then he got into the 19-year-old’s car and drove it to a nearby apartment complex to abandon it

Two co-defendants, Eric Williams and Jeremy Villagran, fled the scene of the shooting before Brown took off in the Jeep, police said.

Police said Tevlin was killed when Brown fired 10 rounds into the teen's car.
BRENDAN TEVLIN VIA TWITTERPolice said Tevlin was killed when Brown fired 10 rounds into the teen’s car.

Brown was linked to the New Jersey shooting after police identified the weapon used as the same one used in several Seattle killings.

Police in Seattle said Brown shot and killed 30-year-old Leroy Henderson in April on a state road outside of the city. Investigators said Brown had no relationship to his alleged victim and the crime was likely motivated by robbery, drugs or crime.

Brown also allegedly gunned down Ahmed Said and Dwone Anderson-Young in June after meeting them at a Seattle nightclub.

The alleged summer shooting spree is not the 29-year-old’s first run in with police.

Brown was arrested in 2004 for his part in a massive Seattle bank fraud scheme, the New Jersey newspaper reported. Police originally thought the accused crime ring shipped stolen money overseas to terrorists, but that claim was never backed up with evidence.

original article: Suspect says he murdered New Jersey teen as revenge for U.S. military killings in Middle East: police

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INSURERS BREAKING OBAMACARE ABORTION RULE

September 15, 2014 by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR

WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010.

The Government Accountability Office said in a report released late Monday that only 1 of 18 insurers it reviewed was separately itemizing a charge for coverage of elective abortions on enrollees’ bills.

That detail is important because the original compromise that President Barack Obama sealed with anti-abortion Democrats stipulated that no federal funds would be used to pay for elective abortions. Instead, private health plans covering the procedure would collect a separate premium, which would be segregated from federal subsidies for other medical services.

Although abortion is a legal medical procedure, longstanding federal laws prohibit taxpayer funds from being used to pay for it, except in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother.

The new GAO review did not address the fundamental question of whether federal subsidies under the health law are being used for elective abortions, but abortion opponents said the findings underscore their view that the compromise is an accounting gimmick.

In a written response, the Health and Human Services Department said it “acknowledges that additional clarification may be needed” when it comes to the health law’s provisions on abortions.

The report also found that some insurers were unaware of a requirement in the law that they notify policyholders if they cover elective abortions. Abortion opponents have complained that it’s very difficult for average consumers to determine whether or not their plan covers the procedure. Abortion supporters say they would also like clearer information.

Most health plans offered through employers routinely cover abortions. The health care law created new state insurance markets where people who don’t have access to job-based coverage can buy a government-subsidized policy. The flow of taxpayer dollars to insurers in the new exchanges created another battleground for opponents and supporters of abortion.

The compromise on abortion allowed Obama to secure votes from a small group of Democratic lawmakers who traditionally voted in favor of restrictions on abortion funding. Their support was critical in the face of overwhelming Republican opposition to the legislation.

The GAO report focused on 27 states, plus Washington, D.C., that do not have laws restricting access to elective abortions in the new health insurance markets. Another 23 states restrict or bar coverage.

The GAO found that 1,036 plans in these 27 states covered elective abortions, while 1,062 did not.

The 18 insurers that the agency reviewed accounted for nearly one-fourth of the plans that covered abortion. Each insurer offered multiple plans. None of the companies or plans were identified in the report.

All but one of the insurers said the cost of providing abortion coverage averaged out to less than $1 a month across their entire group of policyholders. In some cases it was as low as 10 cents a month.

The one insurer that itemized the abortion coverage charge on its monthly bill said it describes it as being “for coverage of services for which member subsidies may not be used.”

The report was released by Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

original article: NEW QUESTIONS OVER ABORTION COVERAGE IN HEALTH LAW

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Imagine anyone telling Palestine to ‘get over’ Israel’s military actions

September 13, 2014 by Kaitlyn Schallhorn

LARAMIE, Wyo. – America “overdoses” on patriotism on September 11, according to an editorial authored by a University of Wyoming student.

Published on the 13-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a student at the University of Wyoming penned an editorial decrying the sense of “pride” Americans showcase on September 11. The student blames suburban families and public schools as being the worst culprits when it comes to patriotism.

“Pride is by far the most common response to the annual reminder of the attacks on our country, and this is the issue,” Jeremy Rowley, a sophomore at the university, wrote. “Suburban families erect their stars and stripes as public schools broadcast cliché images of bald eagles and American landmarks while blaring Lee Greenwood’s ‘Proud to be an American.’”

Instead, Rowley suggested that those who “may not be ready to move on” mourn quietly and humbly.

“Instead of celebrating our country and shunning all those who don’t fit in or agree, we, the United States of America, need to get over it,” he wrote.

Rowley turned the attention in his editorial to social issues, lightly referencing the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the alleged gender pay gap.

“Contrary to popular belief, America is not the best country in the world,” Rowley writes.

“We live in a country where unarmed people of color are shot to death without justification,” Rowley said. “This same country still struggles with paying women a fair wage. All the while, we neglect to give our children an internationally competitive education. The list of injustices goes on and on, and yet we band together and celebrate our country at a time when pride is the least justifiable reaction.”

A university spokesperson confirmed the author of the editorial is a student at the school. The University of Wyoming declined to comment on the editorial.

The university’s calendar listed one event—a “ 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance”—scheduled for Thursday evening at War Memorial Stadium.

Rowley did not return Campus Reform’s request for comment by press time.

original article: University paper publishes 9/11 editorial, claims USA needs to ‘get over’ terrorist attacks

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Webcast: Common Core: The Government’s Classroom

If you missed last night’s webcast hosted by Family Research Council the archive is up.

Guests included Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.), Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Dr. Sandra Stotsky of the University of Arkansas; Jane Robbins, Esq. of the American Principles Project; Dr. Neal McCluskey of the CATO Institute; and Will Estrada, Esq. of the Home School Legal Defense Association. FRC President Tony Perkins and FRC Fellow Sarah Perry hosted the webcast.

watch the video: Common Core: The Government’s Classroom Webcast

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