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Vitriol? Opponents of Common Core hijack #SupportTheCore hashtag

Originally posted on Twitchy:

As Breitbart.com reported Tuesday, opponents of Common Core were deemed “bullies” after hijacking a pro-Common Core hashtag. Dr. Susan Berry reports:

… proponents of the controversial standards planned for a new PR blitz that would inject some “emotion” into the dry data talking points they have been delivering thus far. Since the anti-Common Core campaign has been run mostly on social media, the standards’ supporters had hoped to get in on some of that action.

As usual, opponents of Common Core also got in on the action, hijacking the #SupportTheCore hashtag.

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US DOE & Arne Duncan Accused of Breaking The Law With IDEA & Special Education by GOP Senate #netde #eduDE @BadassTeachersA @DianeRavitch

Originally posted on Exceptional Delaware:

In a letter addressed to United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, GOP Senators from the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Lamar Alexander, Mike Enzi, Richard Burr, Johnny Isakson, Orrin Hatch, Pat Roberts, Lisa Murkowski and Mark Kirk have accused the US DOE of breaking the law when it comes to special education determinations being based on NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) testing and making changes to IDEA without legislative approval.  The letter was dated August 4th, 2014.

“The changes spelled out in your “Results-Driven Accountability” framework clearly amount to Federal influence on the standards and assessments states and school districts use to direct the educational program of students with disabilities and would give the Federal Government authority to use student proficiency as measured by the NAEP to evaluate and either reward or sanction school districts.  This is clear influence and coercion, if not direct control.  It is troubling…

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I Won't Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here's Why.

Originally posted on HBR Blog Network - Harvard Business Review:

If you think an apostrophe was one of the 12 disciples of Jesus, you will never work for me. If you think a semicolon is a regular colon with an identity crisis, I will not hire you. If you scatter commas into a sentence with all the discrimination of a shotgun, you might make it to the foyer before we politely escort you from the building.

Some might call my approach to grammar extreme, but I prefer Lynne Truss’s more cuddly phraseology: I am a grammar “stickler.” And, like Truss ? author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves ? I have a “zero tolerance approach” to grammar mistakes that make people look stupid.

Now, Truss and I disagree on what it means to have “zero tolerance.” She thinks that people who mix up their itses “deserve to be struck by lightning, hacked up on the spot and buried in an…

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Epic Food Day

John Young:

I just gotta know…what did you put that salsa on????

Originally posted on Wilson's Food Blog:

 Hello! This blog post is about the epic food I had yesterday. I call it EPIC FOOD DAY! I had a LOT of really good food that because Sunday is grocery store and Farmer Market day for my mom. 

 One thing I had was mussels. They were delicious! They were very juicy. Mom steams them in white wine, butter, and garlic Those muscles were one of the best parts of my day. 

 My mom also took tomatoes from my pappy’s garden (remember, they are out of town so it isn’t stealing) and made fresh salsa. I liked it. It had jalapenos but it wasn’t too spicy. It just tasted fresh and delicious.

 I also had banana bread. The banana bread was made by my dad, sister, and me. It did not taste like the banana bread I usually eat, but it was delicious too. It came apart easily which was something…

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Play of the Day: Clayton Kershaw dives to start a double play

Originally posted on HardballTalk:

Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw usually helps his own cause in the way of striking out lots of hitters and rarely putting them on base with walks. It’s why he’s a two-time Cy Young award winner and has led the league in ERA in each of the last three seasons. But he helped his own cause in a spectacular way in Sunday’s game against the Brewers.

The Dodgers were up 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth, but the Brewers were threatening with Rickie Weeks on third base and one out. After Jean Segura worked a 1-1 count, the Brewers decided to try the squeeze play. Segura jabbed his bat at the ball, but sent it up in the air a few feet in front of the plate. Kershaw dashed off of the mound and dove face-first towards the plate, catching the ball just before it could hit the ground. Kershaw then got to…

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Mom’s Sauce – Not quite like Grandma’s

John Young:

I’m quite sure.

Originally posted on Wilson's Food Blog:

Hello! First off, i’m sorry I couldn’t get the recipe for my grandma’s spaghetti sauce because she was out of town. Well, this blog post is about my mom’s spaghetti sauce compared to my last post  about my grandma’s spaghetti sauce. 

My mom’s sauce is a lot different than my grandma’s sauce. Starting off, my mom roasted tomatoes from my pappy’s garden. Also, I liked it because my mom roasted garlic to put in it. She also put in basil from my pappy’s garden. Her sauce was chunkier than grandma’s sauce because she used a masher on the tomatoes. It was also sweeter than grandma’s sauce because it had roasted garlic and roasted tomatoes.

Although mom’s sauce is amazing, Grandma’s sauce will always be my favorite.

Well, that’s it for this blog post.Till next time!


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