But during debate, senators approved a teachers-union-backed amendment that upset the bill’s careful balance. That amendment removes the commissioner’s power to reject district plans, replacing it with language saying that he “may recommend” changes to them. Left unsaid: If districts disagree with the commissioner’s recommendations — and districts often shy away from difficult actions — they are free to ignore those recommendations. … [Read more...] about Education funding: The House must repair the Senate’s damage
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The statement says the museum’s founder and primary funder, the Freedom Forum, remains committed to its mission to champion the five freedoms guaranteed under the First Amendment. It says efforts to increase public awareness about the importance of a free press are needed now more than ever. … [Read more...] about Newseum in Washington, D.C., will close at year’s end
The statement says the museum's founder and primary funder, the Freedom Forum, remains committed to its mission to champion the five freedoms guaranteed under the First Amendment. It says efforts to increase public awareness about the importance of a free press are needed now more than ever. … [Read more...] about Washington’s Newseum to close by year’s end
DeVincenzo, 58, said he has no plans to close Moseley’s and does fine with private events such as weddings and banquets. But the dances that once made this ballroom a magnet for couples — and for singles looking to become couples — have fallen victim to changing times, an aging clientele, and competition from private dance studios. … [Read more...] about A long dance winding to a close at legendary ballroom
Recently, I went to the wake of a high school friend. There, I ran into my high school crush (whom I never had the nerve to ask out but spent a lot of time with in high school). As we reconnected that evening, I found out that she has been divorced for about a year. After 30 minutes of talking, she needed to leave to get her daughter, so we agreed to get together the next week to catch up some more. A week later, the crush and I met at a restaurant in her town. We really caught up on old times and had many great laughs over a couple bottles of wine. At one point, she asked me why I never dated anyone in high school. I spilled the beans about my interest in her back then. She began to flirt with me and we stayed in the restaurant until well after it closed. … [Read more...] about Is it time to end my second marriage?