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Kamala Harris’s Long-Shot Bid to Fix School Funding

Kamala Harris’s Long-Shot Bid to Fix School Funding“It is bananas,” Senator Kamala Harris told the audience—members of the American Federation of Teachers’ Michigan chapter—gathered at Marcus Garvey Academy, in Detroit, on Monday.“It is completely upside down that we currently have a system where the funding of a school district is based on the tax base of that community,” the Democratic hopeful vying to run against President Donald Trump in 2020 said. The line met with approving head nods and a chorus of agreement. “It’s just basic math,” she continued, on a roll. “The community that has the lowest tax base is going to receive the fewest resources, and by the way probably [has] the highest need.”What Harris is proposing could dramatically restructure American education. Currently, about 36 percent of public K–12 funding comes from local property taxes, depending on the state and district, according to a report from the Lincoln…

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The 2020 U.S. Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet

The 2020 U.S. Presidential Race: A Cheat SheetSquint the right way—the way you might have squinted at Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton or even George W. Bush—and it’s not too hard to imagine Montana Governor Steve Bullock being president, or at least the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee.He’s a two-term governor of a conservative state, yet he remains popular there. He’s got a compelling personal story. He’s liberal enough to fit in the Democratic mainstream but not so liberal as to spook Montanans. He’s picked a central issue, campaign-finance reform, that has been a key concern for Democrats in recent years. He’s amiable and well-liked, and it’s hard to fine anyone who will say a bad word about him. He looks fantastic in a barn jacket.And yet no matter how you squint, it’s hard to imagine Steve Bullock being president, or even a presidential nominee this cycle. Part of the problem…

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Has Freedom of the Press Become an Illusion?

Has Freedom of the Press Become an Illusion?“How can you have a free press if you don’t have free sources?” asks Edward Wasserman, dean of the graduate school of journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, in the latest installment of “Scheer Intelligence.” The question strikes directly at the heart of journalism ethics during an era in which sources and—in the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange—publishers are being persecuted or prosecuted for speaking truth to power. Wasserman’s April op-ed for The New York Times, “Julian Assange and the Woeful State of Whistle-Blowers,” makes a strong case for enshrining the rights of media sources in the Constitution, alongside freedom of the press. His powerful defense of Assange is based on his belief that “the First Amendment is no better than the willingness of people to come forward.” “What good does it do to the public if the sources who have…

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Austrian chancellor set to face confidence vote next week

Austrian chancellor set to face confidence vote next weekAustrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is expected to face a no-confidence vote in parliament next week after his governing coalition collapsed over a corruption scandal. ….. Read More.FOX NEWS – World | World News & EventsTue, May 21, 20195 hours ago

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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: AL vs. Roe vs. Wade

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: AL vs. Roe vs. WadeWhat We’re Following TodayIt’s Wednesday, May 15. Programming note: Our politics team is taking a breath this week to think about our politics coverage with 2020 right around the corner, so the rest of this week’s Politics & Policy Daily newsletters will arrive in a slightly abbreviated form. ‣ The White House refused a demand from the House Judiciary Committee for records and testimony from dozens of current and former White House staff.Here’s what else we’re watching:The First Direct Attacks on Roe v. Wade: Alabama legislators passed a bill that would outlaw abortion at any stage in a woman’s pregnancy, with no exceptions for rape or incest. Earlier this month, Governor Brian Kemp of Georgia signed a law making abortion illegal after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The state legislators passing these bills know they’ll be challenged in court,…

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Andy Bunker & Randy McMichael Paired In Middays At 92.9 The Game Atlanta

Andy Bunker & Randy McMichael Paired In Middays At 92.9 The Game Atlanta Entercom Sports “92.9 The Game” WZGC Atlanta has announced that Andy Bunker and Randy McMichael will host middays from 10:00am to 2:00pm starting today. Bunker moves to middays from the evening slot he has led since August 2017. He has previously worked at KPOJ Portland and KJR and KIRO in Seattle before coming to Atlanta. Former University of Georgia and NFL Tight End Randy McMichael has hosted a Saturday morning college football show at WZGC since 2015. The duo replace Rick Kamla and John Michaels who were let go from the station in March. Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and the unrivaled leader in sports radio, today announced the new midday hosts for 92.9 The Game (WZGC-FM), home of the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta United. “The Midday Show with Andy and Randy” featuring…

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