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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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Bill Cosby (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Bill Cosby (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Do You Have a Cosby Dad?

The Cosby Show (1984-92) was required watching for young parents who wanted their kids to turn out to be Cosby kids.

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You May Be Surprised to Learn Just How Many Parents Have a Favorite Child

We all have favorites: favorite food, favorite color, favorite band. But a favorite child?

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Finally, Parents Take the Heat for Spoiling Their Children During the Holidays — Survey of the Day

It’s usually everyone else’s kids who are spoiled (never our own), but a new Parents.com survey reveals that moms and dads are admitting they have a problem when it comes to spoiling their kids during the holidays.

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Should an Obese Child Be Taken From His Parents? Some Authorities Thought So and Did

A boy in Cleveland, OH, who weighs more than 200 pounds, was taken from his mother by authorities last week. Officials were forced to remove the third-grader from his home when caseworkers decided that his mother’s inability to reduce his weight constituted medical neglect.

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Still Living With Your Parents as an Adult? Well, You’re Hurting the Economy

While many college grads are only too happy to fly their parents’ nest and get a place of their own, the dip in the economy has meant some can’t — or won’t — until they feel more financially able to do so comfortably. What does this mean for the economy? Unfortunately, nothing good.

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Fox News 29
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Parents Who Gave Kids Nazi Names Lose Custody Battle

The parents of three children, who gave each of them Nazi names, including Adolf Hitler, have finally lost custody of all three kids.

On Thursday, a New Jersey appeals court ruled that the children, who have been in foster care, should not be returned to the couple due to evidence of domestic violence in the home. The court has returned the case to family court for further reconsideration.

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Eight Percent of Parents Regret Their Child’s Name — Survey of the Day

Naming a child is usually the first big decision a new parent makes, and one that almost one and ten would like to do be able to do again.

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Parents Warned Against Using Bumper Pads in Cribs

In its latest guidelines for doctors, the American Academy of Pediatrics is advising against the usage of bumper pads in cribs, saying they may increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS.

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Surrogate Keeps Baby, Would-Be Parents Must Pay $785 Monthly

It's the nightmare most parents fear when they decide to use a surrogate mother: the surrogate ends up retracting her offer post-pregnancy and you're left with a bill and no baby. All devastating heartache aside, this particular case one-ups that horror of a nightmare scenario.

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