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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Anti-Vaxxers Threaten Us All

The anti-vaccine movement is forgetting the polio epidemic. (from The Atlantic)

The anti-vaccination movement and how it affects us all. (from Fitsnews)

Drops in vaccinations are linked to spike in preventable diseases around the world. (from The Huffington Post)

The ani-vaxxers' dangerous new Ebola obsession. (from Salon)

Ebola outbreak underscores the immense importance of vaccines. (from Trust.Org)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ho-Hum ... Another Week; Another School Shooting

When will we realize that our gun policies are literally killing our kids? (from The Atlantic)

How we all miss the point on school shootings. (from Mark Manson Net)

Bullying victims are more than twice as likely to bring a weapon to school. (from Mother Jones)

Why we can't talk about gun control. (from The Atlantic)

Monday, October 27, 2014

Is Thanksgiving on the Way to Replacing Black Friday?

Black Friday might not reign supreme this year. (from The Star Tribune)

How Thanksgiving is eating into Black Friday. (from CBS MoneyWatch)

Some disgusted shoppers are threatening to boycott Thanksgiving sales. (from ABC News)

Four chain stores that are staying close on Thanksgiving to let workers spend time with their families. (from Think Progress)

Why Costco is refusing to open on Thanksgiving. (from Our Time)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Common Core, School Reform Still Causing Disputes

Opposition to Common Core unites right and left. (from Salon)

What's right about the Common Core. (from National Review)

Country's problem of unequal education is too important to be sacrificed to politics, former New Mexico governor says. (from USA Today)

The plot against public education. (from Politico)

Reading, writing, and ransacking. (from Esquire)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Teachers Take Time To Task for Tenure Cover

Teachers are demanding Time magazine apologize for "misleading and hyperbolic attack". (from Common Dreams)

Teachers are being urged to a write a critical letter to Time.  (from Diane Ravitch Blog)

The big problem with Time's teacher-bashing. (from FAIR)

It's time to give Time a reality check. (from The Independent)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Tackling the Darker Side of Sports

Academic scandal at the University of North Carolina encompasses more than 1,500 athletes (from the Associated Press)

The price of eligibility at UNC. (from The New Yorker)

Football's homosocial natures explodes at New Jersey high school. (from The Edge of Sports)

2 who saw our coming sports problems way back in the 19th Century. (from The Daily Beast)

The NFL's red flags; 32 teams, 32 problems. (from Rolling Stone)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Looking at Christianity from the "Right" View

The 10 weirdest right-wing Christian conspiracies. (from Salon)

Why do right-wing Christians think that religious freedom means forcing their faith on everyone else? (from The Atlantic)

5 things the religious right needs to learn about the 10 Commandments. (from Salon)

3 key reasons why leaders of the religious right are so angry. (from Patheos)

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