News for 2013-01-12

Saturday, January 12, 2013
[field_image_caption-raw] Boycott of Standardized Tests Spreads as Seattle Teachers Revolt
Opponents of the nation's relentless push for standardized testing in public schools have new champions in Seattle this week as teachers at one high school and now another have refused to issue such exams to their students, calling them a waste of "time and money" amid "dwindling school resources."
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[field_image_caption-raw] After Three Years, Haiti Earthquake's Lingering Victim: 'Justice'
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[field_image_caption-raw] As Politicians Fiddle, US Gun Sales Soar
As politicians in Washington have talks with "stakeholders" and convene "task forces" to review policy, gun violence continues apace and gun sales are surging. In addition, gun and ammunition sales—particularly of the most dangerous varieties—have skyrocketed across the US in recent weeks as...
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[title] Paul Krugman: US Economic Policy Resulting in 'Vast, Unnecessary Catastrophe'
Our current obsession with slashing the deficit is getting in the way of real work that needs to be done to preserve both our economy and our democracy. In this episode of Moyers & Company , Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman argues that we should put aside...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Friends, Colleagues Mourn Web Pioneer Aaron Swartz, Key Architect of Creative Commons
Aaron Swartz—a pioneer of key social networking technologies, champion of internet freedoms and credited with playing a major role in bringing Creative Commons to the internet—has committed suicide at the age of 26, a lawyer for his family has confirmed.
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