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What’s The Best Investment? — YOU!

Most people don’t usually think of themselves as an investment. Don’t you have a vested interest in where your life is headed?

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Billings Teacher Confesses to Rape of 14-Year-Old, Receives 30 Days in Jail

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A former Billings Senior High School teacher who pleaded guilty to raping a 14-year-old student who later committed suicide has been sentenced to 30 days in jail by a judge who said the victim was "older than her chronological age" and "as much in control of the situation" as the teacher.

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379693 17: Teacher Tina Cheuk of "Knowledge is Power Program" (KIPP) Academy takes questions from her class October 4, 2000 in The Bronx, New York. The Knowledge Is Power Program educates 200 middle-school students, mostly poor black and Latino neighborhood children, housed in a hallway on the fourth floor of a regular Bronx public schooI. Because of strict discipline where each student gets two hours of homework a night and a regular school day runs nine-and-a-half-hours, including Saturdays and throughout the summer, test scores are the highest in the Bronx. Governor George Bush of Texas, where another KIPP school is run, singled out KIPP for praise during his presidential debate against Vice President Al Gore. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Newsmakers)
379693 17: Teacher Tina Cheuk of "Knowledge is Power Program" (KIPP) Academy takes questions from her class October 4, 2000 in The Bronx, New York. The Knowledge Is Power Program educates 200 middle-school students, mostly poor black and Latino neighborhood children, housed in a hallway on the fourth floor of a regular Bronx public schooI. Because of strict discipline where each student gets two hours of homework a night and a regular school day runs nine-and-a-half-hours, including Saturdays and throughout the summer, test scores are the highest in the Bronx. Governor George Bush of Texas, where another KIPP school is run, singled out KIPP for praise during his presidential debate against Vice President Al Gore. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Newsmakers)
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The Dumbing Down of America

I think we’ve all seen late night talk show hosts do the “man on the street” segments asking passersby about current events and laughing at how out of touch some people are about daily life.

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Simple Math: Common Core = School House Rocks [VIDEO]

Who remembers School House Rocks?  Was it the Common Core of the 1970's?  In your reply - show your Math.

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The University of Montana is Now Bound by Over 40 Rules Pertaining To Sexual Assault Investigations, Agreement Could Threaten Free Speech

Ever since the University of Montana agreed to abide by a Department of Justice resolution on reporting and dealing with sexual assaults, a free speech advocacy group known as the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has been making the case that the agreement puts student's rights at risk.

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Public Education Spending Dropped for First Time in 2011, but Not in Montana

The U.S. Census Bureau has been tracking state spending on public education annually since the 1970's, but in all of that time there had never been a year in which spending on public education went down.

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Students Protest Potential Budget Cuts at The University of Montana

Students at The University of Montana and some faculty met at the oval Today, May 1, to protest projected cuts in the university's budget.

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Montana State University Teachers Leave MEA-MFT Teacher’s Union

In a very close 190 to 185 vote, The tenured faculty at Montana State University have decided they no longer want to be represented by MEA-MFT, Montana's combined teachers union

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Amendment to Remove Missoula College Funding From H.B. 5 Rejected, Rep. David Moore says Funding Could be Tied-Up in Lawsuit

Today, March 26, Representative David Moore's (HD 91) amendment to exclude the Missoula College from House Bill 5 failed in a 40 to 60 vote.

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Watch How This Rude Law Professor “Educates” Students

If there's one thing you can say about politics, it certainly brings out the best in people.

As you can see in the above video, a political "debate" went awry when a University of Oregon Professor physically pushed two students subsequent to making "racists remarks" towards them

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