NEA to Challenge No Child Left Behind
The National Education Association is challenging parts of No Child Left Behind
"We intend to pursue every avenue to make sure that federal education policy helps further the needs of children, the cause of public education, and rights of public education employees," said NEA President Reg Weaver. "NEA is working to get clarity on the huge disconnect between the reality of law and the rhetoric used in promoting it."
Where have I heard this before? Dean on Educational Excellence
"The President's education bill is the second largest unfunded mandate (after special education) in the history of federal education legislation. It is the largest reduction of local school board decision-making power in history."
It must be tough being right all of the time.
How to Find Funny Jokes on the Internet
I hear Dennis Miller is shilling for Bush. Too bad--I used to like Dennis Miller. I wonder if he has any funny jokes on the Internet. Let's try "dennis miller" "born again christians" in Google
and see what happens.
"Born again? No, I'm not. Excuse me for getting it right the FIRST time."-Dennis Miller, American comedian
On the death penalty: "Let me use their own terminology against them. They aborted a child in the 200th trimester."-Dennis Miller
"I have my own God, and I think my God finds me incredibly fucking funny. That's why I chose him as my God." -Dennis Miller
Hmm, who do I know who is a born again Christian, Republican
, with a father who hates atheists
Sherman: What will you do to win the votes of the Americans who are Atheists?
Bush I: I guess I'm pretty weak in the Atheist community. Faith in god is important to me.
Sherman: Surely you recognize the equal citizenship and patriotism of Americans who are Atheists?
Bush I: No, I don't know that Atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God.
Sherman (somewhat taken aback): Do you support as a sound constitutional principle the separation of state and church?
Bush I: Yes, I support the separation of church and state. I'm just not very high on Atheists.
Yup, I guess this signals a change in how the GOP embraces atheists who make fun of Christians for a living--an inclusive party, indeed.