"The whole people must take upon themselves the education of the whole people and be willing to bear the expenses of it. There should not be a district of one mile square, without a school in it, not founded by a charitable individual, but maintained at the public expense of the people themselves." -- John Adams

"No money shall be drawn from the treasury, for the benefit of any religious or theological institution." -- Indiana Constitution Article 1, Section 6.

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilisation, it expects what never was and never will be...nor can they be safe with them without information. Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe." – Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Compare and Contrast Assignment

1. Federal Politics
  • The Affordable Care Act passes the House and the Senate.
  • The Affordable Care Act is signed into law by the President.
  • The Supreme Court upholds the constitutionality of Affordable Care Act.
  • President Obama runs for reelection citing the Affordable Care Act as one reason to reelect him. He is reelected.
  • Opponents of the President's policies try to reverse them through repeated efforts to repeal the ACA, but are unsuccessful.
  • Opponents insist that the President re-negotiate the law. He refuses and this leads to an eventual shut down of the government.
2. State Politics
Compare and Contrast

Election Results: Changing the results of an election through political manipulation
A Legislature with a super-majority in both houses vs. a legislature with split control
-- Add your own here.


All who envision a more just, progressive and fair society cannot ignore the battle for our nation’s educational future. Principals fighting for better schools, teachers fighting for better classrooms, students fighting for greater opportunities, parents fighting for a future worthy of their child’s promise: their fight is our fight. We must all join in.


Stop the Testing Insanity!


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