look into how much water is used in environmental “scrubbers”- millions of gallons a day in Calif alone I have read. The waste makes Hollywood stars watering their lawns and filling their pools like a joke. I have read that Ozone could be used instead and would perform better at pollution control and no water is used. As usual it won’t be used due to politics / money.
And Khrushchev said they would not have to fire a shot to defeat America.
Common Core was designed mostly under the direction of Republican governors (the states, not “the government”) during the Bush administration. That was before. That was when science and education and American exceptionalism in education were in fashion.
Now there’s an anti-intellectual movement in our country and republicans, such as Jindal, have, in response, changed their view 180 degrees.
Anyway you can read the Common Core Standards yourself. They aren’t a big secret: http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/1/OA/
Solve word problems that call for addition of three whole numbers whose sum is less than or equal to 20, e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.
That’s for second grade which is the average math ability of Americans who are now far inferior in math than Asians and Europeans.
The problem is that national standards for education, which most other advanced countries have and most people would agree to have become politicized. Those least capable of understanding the issues for our country’s future are making the decisions. And for faddish and political reasons voting for stupid instead of smart and demanding.
Sad to see the the fall of American Exceptionalism. The Europeans and Asians are bringing up smarter and better educated children. That doesn’t bode well for our country.
Hey moderat.(stuck in the middle ehh?) If we really want America great again, we need to get rid of unions, especially NEA/AFT, and get rid of many if not most teachers. Especially urban teachers. And then Teach our children the basic facts about reading, writing, math science, history, etc. Stay away from basket weaving level classes, and "sexual orientation of people of gender, who self identify as Mustard plants."
Moderate. Common core was funded by Al gore not a Republican
Moderate, you are a liar and a communist (i.e. Democrat).
September 19, 2015 at 6:32pm
just like the way its been theorized that rObama used the NSA to threaten John Roberts into passing Obamacare
 September 19, 2015 at 6:28pm
big lawsuit coming from injured motorists.
They had him in sight and could have radioed ahead to lay down spiked stop strips
There are a hundred different scenarios in which strips either can not or should not be used. Law suits. Oh, yeah.
At what point does the protracted dangerous situation change from the culprits fault to the cops fault for letting it go on longer than required? No fair waiting to see how it all came out in the instant replay. I don't like shooting into a car unless there is reasonable certainty that there are not innocent passengers. I did not say perfect certainty, just reasonable certainty. It might have been a little safer to shoot out a tire or three but we pay for the cops to use a little judgement and we should realize it is not a perfect world.
Gee, I think San Bernardino law enforcement needs ObserverOnTheHill, because I am SURE THEY DIDN"T THINK OF SPIKE STRIPS!!!
Not as easy as you think to pull off...
 September 12, 2015 at 12:08pm
just more proof what idiots this generation is -
“college educated” now days means they couldn’t follow a 6th grade primer from the 1930-1940′s
Jindal does and says what the oil companies tell him to do and say. He is the poster child for BP!
September 8, 2015 at 7:27am
IT’S all good now, he said he was sorry.
Cuz that’s all it takes anymore.
Those evil Christian bakers didn’t know about this get out of jail free card I guess and have instead decided to stand on their true beliefs.
 September 8, 2015 at 7:17am
the phrase – “turnabout is fair play” comes to mind here.
How vocal was this devout religious person when the CHRISTIAN BAKERS were being excoriated ?
September 8, 2015 at 7:14am
and the ones who become paralyzed after they have come here can get these free, courtesy of the taxpayers of course
 September 4, 2015 at 7:04am
as the bumper sticker correctly states -
gun control is hitting your target
 September 3, 2015 at 7:25pm
not if you’re an illegal – than you can do anything you want and we must apologize to you for
whatever crime, including murder, you have been found guilty of and provide you free healthcare, housing and food stamps to buy better food than I can afford working 60 plus hours a week