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Education: Morning Roundup, Standardized Test Overhaul



Morning Roundup:

From The New York Times: U.S. Asks Educators to Reinvent Student Tests, and How They Are Given

Could the bubble be on the way out? In the near future, students may take their tests on computers.

From the Los Angeles Times: California to use new type of nationwide school tests

Through a federal grant, California will join 43 other states in replacing oft-maligned standardized exams.

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: Texas A&M System Will Rate Professors Based on Their Bottom-Line Value

Faculty members will be evaluated based on their salaries, how much research money they bring in, and how much money they generate from teaching

From The New York Times: Fewer Young Voters See Themselves as Democrats

Though many students are liberals on social issues, the economic reality of a weak job market has taken a toll on their loyalties.

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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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