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Rally to End High-Stakes Testing!

from changethestakes.org

WHAT:  A rally against high-stakes testing! Bring signs with your VISION and DEMANDS for the kind of education we want for our children! WHY: Because we demand 180 of learning, not test prep! Because New Yorkers know there has to be a better way! Because private schools already said “NO” to high-stakes testing! Because our children only have one childhood!

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The Rigged Housing Market

(Photo: Taber Andrew Bain/flickr/cc)

The homeownership rate is declining while rents rise and hedge funds snap up thousands of foreclosed homes. An upscale housing development in Wilton, Connecticut (all of Wilton is upscale) is having no trouble selling its 20 units for $800,000 each. On average, homes in that town now fetch more than $1 million a piece. And real estate experts only rank the region

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