Michigan Citizen: In a blow to schoolchildren statewide, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled on Nov. 7 the State of Michigan has no legal obligation to provide a quality public education to students in the struggling Highland Park School District. The appellate court said the state has no constitutional requirement to ensure schoolchildren actually learn fundamental skills such as reading read more
Many days, it seems that all the advances our country has made are being dismantled one court decision at a time. A recent decision in Michigan, which has largely flown under the radar, should it hold up on a national level, could mean that poor children will have no access to education.
On November 7, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that one poverty-stricken school district didn't have to provide a quality education to children.
spite the deaths of least 12 children from "faith healing" Christian families in their state, lawmakers and public officials in Idaho have refused to challenge a state law providing a religious exemption from manslaughter and murder charges, Vocativ reported.
The childrens' families belonged to a Pentecostal group known as the Followers of Christ, which punishes members who seek medical care by shunning them from their church. According to state law, parents can substitute prayer as a form of treatment. The religious exemption covers manslaughter, capital murder and negligent homicide charges, but cannot be cited if a parent uses any other form of treatment on top of praying for the child.
Some pedestrians got quite a surprise when they were strolling in the park the other day. A man in a ninja costume stood alone with a sign at his feet and a foam sword a couple of yards away. The sign read "Fight Me."
If a courageous passerby decided to pick up the sword and take the strange man up on his offer they were sure to get more than they bargained for.
Thinking about the whole election, each race, each ballot initiative, and what the realities are of governing might help you get through the next 24 hours. So, let me help you put some things into perspective, and give you more productive things you should worry about.