Tag Archive | "education"

Santorum Thinks You’re a College Snob

Monday, February 27, 2012

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Image via iStock Photo Just when I think Rick Santorum can’t say anything else to make my jaw drop, he conjures something new to confirm my suspicions that he’s not just an uber-conservative, but that maybe he’s gotten a few …

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Rick Santorum Doesn’t Want to be President

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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Image via iStockPhoto/EdStock2   Rick Santorum has found his footing as a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination.  He’s gaining attention by the day, which is borne out by recent polls that put him in a double-digit lead over Mitt

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Supreme Court Tells Raped Cheerleader to Go Home

Thursday, May 5, 2011

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The Supreme Court of the United States just told a sexually assaulted high school girl to shut up and go home. They didn’t say it in those words exactly, but that was the effect of the high court’s decision not …

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Mothers of Intention: To Be Tough on Crime, Do You Invest in Prisons or Preschools?

Saturday, April 30, 2011

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American moms aren’t the only ones who get all fired up about politics.  With Canadian elections coming up next week, mothers up north are voicing their views on what’s happening in their country.  I’m excited to have as my guest …

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Can’t Afford to Invest in Education? Good Luck to Our Future

Saturday, January 29, 2011

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This week, the Washington Post reported on a top-performing school in Montgomery County, Maryland that is failing under the warped guidelines of No Child Left Behind. It reminded me of a post I wrote about a year ago after …

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Waiting for Superman: Plenty of Blame to Go Around

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

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I finally had a chance to see the movie Waiting for Superman and I’m so glad I did.  But I can’t say that I left the theater feeling very good about certain aspects of our public education system. The movie …

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Mothers of Intention — Chicago Sit-in for an Elementary School Library

Monday, October 11, 2010

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Sometimes it’s easy to forget that I live in a world of relative privilege.  No, I’m not a millionaire or getting ready to jet off to any exotic location for the holidays (though I did see some interesting “wildlife” in …

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This Election Season, It’s Education and the Economy

Thursday, September 30, 2010

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Education is the issue Democrats are pushing this fall in their effort to keep control in Washington, aside from economy.  That’s handy, since the new movie about the state of public schools, Waiting for ‘Superman,‘ opens this weekend. I’m …

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Obama on Public Schools vs. Sidwell Friends

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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The President has good communications advisers and he’s not one to sugar-coat the truth (which I generally like!), but I think he may have stepped in it with American parents on the issue of education.  When it comes to our …

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Mothers of Intention — I’m on a Plane Again Edition

Saturday, July 24, 2010

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I’m sure I’ll have a lot to share after returning from the Netroots Nation convention/conference for progressive politicos and bloggers.  But in the meantime, as I’m winging my way from the heat of Las Vegas back to the heat …

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Mothers of Intention: Getting Over My Jet Lag Edition!

Monday, April 5, 2010

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Yes, the PunditMom family is back from our amazing tour of China, and I’m trying to decide what I want to share about things other than the tourist stops — our visit to PunditGirl’s orphanage and the events of …

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Mothers of Intention — Still Thinking about Obama’s Education Speech

Monday, September 21, 2009

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I may be a glutton for punishment, but I’m revisiting the Barack Obama school speech for this week’s Mothers of Intention. I was FLOORED with the response my post about the speech got.   Some conservatives have claimed  it was the …

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