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  • Farmers and Environmentalists Find They Agree on Some Issues

    Published October 1, 1997
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    The "dialogue of the deaf" that has so often characterized the relationship between environmentalists and farmers was put aside--at least temporarily -- in a dramatic debate that took place, appropriately enough, in a zoo.
  • Media Bias Continues on Environmental Issues

    Published October 1, 1997
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    Representatives of the establishment media, particularly television reporters, show little inclination to introduce balance in their coverage of environment issues, according to a Virginia-based media watchdog group.
  • 10/1997 News Briefs

    Published October 1, 1997
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    American Heritage Rivers Initiative Touted by the Clinton administration as a way to “protect and restore” America’s rivers, this initiative is opposed by many who consider it a threat to local control of water and riparian areas.
  • Study: Expansion of TRI Will Facilitate Economic Espionage

    Published October 1, 1997
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    The Clinton administration's plans to expand the scope of information U.S.
  • On the Fast Track to Trade Regulation

    Published October 1, 1997
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    The Clinton administration's bid for "fast-track"trade negotiating authority has encountered some early opposition from an unusual quarter: ardent proponents of free trade.
  • Chicago: Viewing Education through a Performance Prism

    Published October 1, 1997
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    Appointed by Mayor Richard M. Daley, Paul C. Vallas took over as Chief Executive Officer of the Chicago Public Schools on July 1, 1995. Within three weeks, Vallas had hammered out a new four-year teachers' contract.
  • Battle Looms Over Bilingual Ed

    Published October 1, 1997
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    Though widely promoted for three decades as a superior strategy for helping non-English-speaking children learn English, the consistently poor results of bilingual education programs nationwide have caused parents and educators alike to reassess the
  • School Choice Proposed for Pacific Islands

    Published October 1, 1997
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    Democratic Governor Froilan C.
  • Denver Schools Fail Minorities

    Published October 1, 1997
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    While white children in Denver rank 10 percentile points above average on standardized tests, Native American and African-American students rank 14 points below, and Hispanic children rank almost twenty points below, at the 31st percentile.
  • Growing Business Interest Heralds Coming Revolution in Education

    Published October 1, 1997
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    While the annual EdVentures conference has always attracted those involved in the business of education, the presence of investment firms at the seventh annual meeting of the Association of Educators in Private Practice (AEPP) offered evidence,
  • How to Take Action Against Bad Teachers

    Published October 1, 1997
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    1. Act immediately As soon as you detect a problem, act immediately. Don’t wait until midway way through the semester. 2. Put it in writing First speak to you child’s teacher about your specific concerns.
  • NEA Rejects Competition

    Published October 1, 1997
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    Among the resolutions passed at the National Education Association’s annual convention in July were these: A-1. Public Education.
  • U.S. Schools See Record Enrollments

    Published October 1, 1997
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    The number of children attending public and private schools in the U.S. this fall will increase by 800,000 to a record 52.2 million, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Overall enrollment is expected to peak at 54.
  • Report Raises Concerns about Teacher Training

    Published October 1, 1997
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    You’d be alarmed to discover that your child’s pediatrician was really a geriatrics specialist with no training in childhood diseases. What if you learned that your child’s mathematics teacher had no undergraduate qualifications in mathematics?
  • Parents’ Guide to Bilingual Education

    Published October 1, 1997
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    Because many foreign-born parents are unfamiliar with their rights as parents, they are often unaware that they can remove their children from bilingual programs if their children aren’t learning enough English.
  • School Reform Vetoed in New Hampshire

    Published October 1, 1997
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    A far-reaching school reform bill, which passed both chambers of the New Hampshire legislature after what Republican State Senator James M.
  • Why Teachers Leave Teaching

    Published October 1, 1997
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    Two key reasons for leaving the teaching profession were cited by public school teachers in the 1994-95 school year: retirement (27.4 percent) and pregnancy/child rearing (14.3 percent).
  • Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Award Winners

    Published October 1, 1997
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    OSM Director’s Award Coteau Properties, Freedom Mine, Beulah, North Dakota Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Award Buffalo Coal Company, Buffalo Mine, Davis, West Virginia Bellaire Corporation, Indian Head Mine, Beulah, North Dakota
  • UN Climate Change Report Deeply Flawed, Scientist Says Bias, imprecision faulted

    Published October 1, 1997
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    As the Clinton administration moves forward with a massive public relations campaign to win support for a global warming treaty, a prominent scientist has thrown cold water on the UN-sponsored report that serves as the foundation for the White House's
  • Saving the Planet Without Scaring Kids to Death

    Published October 1, 1997
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    A six-year-old girl gets a new bed, but she’s sad because “They killed trees to make my bed.” A five-year-old boy sees clouds obscure the moon and exclaims, “Look at the pollution!
  • House Democrats Set to Move Forward on Bill Blocking New Ozone, PM Rules

    Published October 1, 1997
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    Two key House Democrats, eager to overturn EPA's new standards for particulate matter (PM) and ground-level ozone, told their Congressional colleagues last week they are prepared to move forward with legislation that would keep the agency's
  • Agencies Overreach When Asked to Define Their Own Mission

    Published October 1, 1997
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    In September 1993, lawmakers at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue approved the Government Performance and Results Act.
  • 10/1997 Parents’ Choice: Information for advocates of educational freedom

    Published October 1, 1997
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    Clinton Kills K-12 Education IRA In a surprising last-minute move, President Bill Clinton, who campaigned last year as the “education president,” killed an amendment to Congress’ bipartisan budget agreement that would have allowed parents to save up
  • 10/1997 School Choice Roundup

    Published October 1, 1997
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    Alaska * California * Illinois New York * Ohio * Pennsylvania * Texas ALASKA Governor Signs Home Schooling Law Home schooling parents in the Last Frontier State now have unprecedented freedom to teach any subject they consider appropriate

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