2008 NYT endorsement of Hillary vs. 2016 NYT endorsement of Hillary. http://pic.twitter.com/IIVv4mEsbN
— Jimmy (@JimmyPrinceton) January 30, 2016
How the Earthy Day Scientists’ Predictions Turned out….
COMMON CORE to cost Four Times More Than Projected. And as is so often the case, California is getting the worst of it.
A California commission has just decided the technology costs for Common Core tests are an unfunded mandate, which will require state taxpayers to cough up approximately $4 billion more to local school districts, Californian and former U.S. Department of Education official Ze’ev Wurman tells The Federalist.
This adds to the extra $3.5 billion the legislature gave schools for Common Core in spring 2015 and a separate infusion of $1.7 billion Gov. Jerry Brown snagged for Common Core spread across fiscal years 2014 and 2015. That makes a total of approximately $9.2 billion above and beyond existing tax expenditures Californians will pay to have Common Core injected into their state.
This even though both vested and independent analyses found that California’s pre-Common Core curriculum mandates were of higher quality than the Common Core that replaced it. You read that right: Californians got their kids worse instruction, and are paying $9.2 billion extra for it.
Obama: “there were times where I think the media probably was a little unfair to her and tilted a little my way” – https://t.co/DJ9gdG5OFp
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) January 25, 2016
Who predicted what, when and why http://www.themoneyillusion.com/?p=31474
CHART OF THE DAY: Don’t Tell Bernie, But Capitalism Has Made Human Life Fantastically Better:
KEVIN WILLIAMSON: Mrs. Clinton’s Ode To Serfdom.
Hillary Rodham Clinton is not qualified to be president of the United States of America, because she doesn’t know what the United States of America are.
Terry Shumaker, former U.S. ambassador to Trinidad (I wonder what that gig cost him) and current abject minion in the service of Mrs. Clinton, quotes Herself telling an audience in New Hampshire: “Service is the rent we pay for living in this great country.”
There is a very old English word for people who are required to perform service as a rent for their existence, and that word is serf. Serfdom is a form of bondage. Americans are not serfs. We are not sharecroppers on Herself’s farm or in vassalage to that smear of thieving nincompoopery in Washington that purports to rule us. We don’t owe you any damned rent.
The American proposition is precisely the opposite of what Herself imagines: The U.S. government exists at our sufferance, not the other way around.