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V. Dion Haynes THE WASHINGTON POST An independent commission yesterday proposed dramatic changes that would shake up American public education in an effort to make the nation more competitive globally. The recommendations include authorizing school districts to pay companies to...
ROBERT CROWE The Houston Chronicle A flirtatious Brandy Lynn Gonzales lured five boys from her fifth-grade classes into sexual acts at movie theaters, her apartment and even her classroom, prosecutors said Thursday. At least one student was taken to her apartment, where he was...
Amie Streater STAR-TELEGRAM Bad grades are not something most students brag about. So unless low-performing Fort Worth school district students are feeling particularly chatty about their lack of progress in the classroom, parents may not be getting the whole picture. For three...
ASSOCIATED PRESS A new television ad by the union-backed group WakeUpWalMart.com features a pastor asking, "Would Jesus shop at Wal-Mart? Should you?" Accompanying the ad, is a letter to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Chief Executive Officer Lee Scott that was signed by more than 130...
SUDEEP REDDY The Dallas Morning News Stymied by Congress and a divided public, federal authorities are launching a new assault on illegal immigration: accusing workers of hijacking the identities of unwitting U.S. citizens. The sweeping raids at Swift & Co. plants across six...
Immigrants in multicultural Miami had the final word Wednesday in a monthlong battle with Colorado Republican Rep. Tom Tancredo: Adios. A speech by Tancredo to the Rotary Club of Miami scheduled for today was canceled after the Key Biscayne restaurant that hosts the group's...
More than a dozen prominent business executives and retired military officers, including the chairman of FedEx and a former commandant of the Marine Corps, are lobbying Congress and the White House to undertake a comprehensive campaign to reduce reliance on imported oil. The...
DIANNE SOLIS and DAVID McLEMORE The Dallas Morning News The federal raid that shut down the Swift & Co. meatpacking plant Tuesday in Cactus, Texas, left hundreds of families scattered and the future unclear for a town that survives on a mix of illegal immigration and...
Audrey Hudson THE WASHINGTON TIMES American Muslims making a religious pilgrimage to Mecca are being encouraged to file civil rights complaints if they feel discriminated against by airlines. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), citing what it called the "airport...