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Morning Roundup: From the Los Angeles Times: U.S. students need to play catch-up, Obama says He tells the National Governors...


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From the Los Angeles Times: U.S. students need to play catch-up, Obama says
He tells the National Governors Assn. that states will be required to help students be 'college- and career-ready.'

From the San Francisco Chronicle: Over 900 pink slips likely for S.F. schools
More than 900 San Francisco teachers and school staff are set to be laid off this year

From The New York Times: Where the Bar Ought to Be
Bob Herbert visits the Harlem Children's Zone: The school day is longer. The curriculum is carefully thought out. And discipline is obviously important. Youngsters are not allowed to make fun of one another. And there is no fighting.

Photo (cc) via Flickr user KarolusLinus.

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Conservative radio host Dennis Prager defended his use of the word "ki*e," on his show Thursday by insisting that people should be able to use the word ni**er as well.

It all started when a caller asked why he felt comfortable using the term "ki*e" while discussing bigotry while using the term "N-word" when referring to a slur against African-Americans.

Prager used the discussion to make the point that people are allowed to use anti-Jewish slurs but cannot use the N-word because "the Left" controls American culture.

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