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Native Hawaiians to Federal Government: Give Us Back Our Kingdom
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Fun Fact about Hawaii: According to the 2010 Census, Hawaii's total population was 1,360,301 people. Of that number, about 26% identify as either 100% or partially "Native Hawaiian." That's about 353,678 total that identify as Native. That means 1,006,623 people living in Hawaii are N …
FAFSA 'I'm Poor' Tweet Sparks Online Backlash
Wed Jun 25, 2014
In reply to: DjPaice #15I didn't find it offensive either and I had FAFSA when I went to college (class of 2011) because I was too poor to make it without help. College students are typically poor! It's a stereotype that is pretty well reinforced. Everyone I knew had loans or grants and ha …
California Teacher Tenure Laws Ruled Unconstitutional
Wed Jun 11, 2014
Kate Elliott of San Carlos, another plaintiff, said she joined the suit because of a bad eighth grade teacher who had students color and watch YouTube videos and who "didn't really care about our education."
Casey Kasem Found in Washington, but No One Told His Family
Thu May 15, 2014
It's actually not surprising that the family was not informed. My adult brother (who is mentally disabled) got into an abusive relationship with a woman that he was scared of. We're talking complete disabled abuse to get his social security check. So we extracted him to a specialized home that would …
Bedside Graduation Makes Mother's Dying Wish Come True
Sun May 11, 2014
Congratulations to Megan and my condolences to their family. My own mother passed away from cancer a year before I graduated from college (which she so desperately wanted to see). Since she couldn't make it to the graduation, we dressed up (in a small white cap and gown) and brought her urn along to …
Students Rally For Arrested Teens in Senior Prank Gone Wrong
Wed May 7, 2014
This is why senior pranks always seemed like such a ridiculous idea to me -- and why I never participated in them or the "senior ditch day." Everyone involved was told they could not walk in the graduation ceremony nor attend Grad Night. I still remember several classmates didn't believe the school …
'Captain Underpants,' Toni Morrison among most challenged books
Mon Apr 14, 2014
I still remember my mother trying to get Orwell's 1984 pulled from our required reading lists because it was a "bad, Communist book!"..........in 2005. I loved my mother but had to point out to her that the book was about 21 years too late to come true. She still wasn't comfortable with it unti …
Five Questions About Alex Hribal and the Pennsylvania School Stabbings
Wed Apr 9, 2014
In reply to: Sickofthespin #13 Thank you! Exactly what I was thinking!
Cookie Monster Corrupted by Neo-Nazis to Lure Kids
Tue Apr 8, 2014
I think I would have more faith in the high school students to laugh at the ridiculousness that is a Neo-Nazi Cookie Monster. Perhaps it would would on much younger children but not high school age kids. That being said, bring on the internet memes!
One in Five Say Religion 'Not That Important'
Thu Mar 13, 2014
In reply to: Dirty Burt #92 I can think of several in Asia not fought over religion. They were fought over money, power, land, racism...
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