Waiting game goes on for professor caught in Marquette speech battle

By   /  March 31, 2015  /  First Amendment, Free Speech, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog

MADISON, Wis. – There aren’t many academicians who know more about the Kennedy Assassination than John McAdams.

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Philadelphia schools tread on rocky fiscal footing

By   /  March 31, 2015  /  Education, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments


By Evan Grossman | Watchdog.org
PHILADELPHIA — If the School District of Philadelphia gets every penny it expects from increased state and local funding, massive investments in city schools will only temporarily solve the district’s financial woes.
Another reason for concern is that the schools may not get all of that money that’s been promised by Gov. […]

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Can privatization clean up Chesterfield schools?

By   /  March 31, 2015  /  Accountability, Local Government, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

TIGHTER REINS: Chesterfield Supervisor Dan Gecker says third-party supervision of public school construction projects could control spending.

After allegedly “sandbagging the budget,” a Richmond area school district is under pressure to hire a private overseer for future construction projects.

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Small Business Administration pitting taxpayers against one another

By   /  March 31, 2015  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog
NASHVILLE — Federal officials, through the Small Business Administration, are doling out billions of dollars in loans to wealthy business owners, some in Tennessee, who supposedly can’t start a business through traditional private lenders.
SBA officials, according to Adam Andrzejewski, founder of OpenTheBooks.com, have somehow lost sight of their original mission and are […]

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Sheriff, regulators, Justice Bradley still silent on ethics complaint

By   /  March 31, 2015  /  News, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog

MADISON, Wis. – Still no word from regulators on whether Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney will face any consequences for appearing in a campaign ad, alongside a county squad car, for state Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley.

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School sending Internet home with the students

By   /  March 31, 2015  /  Education, Illinois, News  /  No Comments

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Paper, pencils and textbooks won’t cut it anymore.

Thirty eight families are going online with the help of a pilot program here, and another 600 will likely be added next year when the district offers Internet to all low-income families with students in junior high.

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