Archive for December 31st, 2011

Boston Herald – “Working for Uncle Sam is a terrific deal” for workers, not for taxpayers

Saturday, December 31st, 2011


Iowa Republican caucus – 41% could change mind. Romney at 24%, Ron Paul at 22%, Rick Santorum at 15%

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Des Moines Register:

The poll, conducted Tuesday through Friday, shows support at 24 percent for Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts; 22 percent for Paul, a Texas congressman; and 15 percent for the surging Rick Santorum, a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania.

But the four-day results don’t reflect just how quickly momentum is shifting in a race that has remained highly fluid for months. If the final two days of polling are considered separately, Santorum rises to second place, with 21 percent, pushing Paul to third, at 18 percent. Romney remains the same, at 24 percent.

“Momentum’s name is Rick Santorum,” said the Register’s pollster, J. Ann Selzer.

Another sign of the race’s volatility: 41 percent of likely caucusgoers say they could still be persuaded to change their minds.


End of year Obama approval rating, Rasmussen – 46% approve, 52% disapprove

Saturday, December 31st, 2011


“Seeking Clarity” — That’s what “Education Week” calls 6 suburban schools suing to stop kids from moving into district

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Six suburban Kansas City, MO, districts — Blue Springs, Center Schools, Independence, Lee’s Summit, North Kansas City, Raytown — recently sued in order to stop children from attending their districts.  A judge blocked them.

Education Week:

Missouri Districts Seek Clarification on Kansas City Transfer Policy

By Christina Samuels

In January, the 17,400-student Kansas City, Mo. school district will lose its accreditation, beset by student achievement and leadership woes.

Missouri law allows students in Kansas City to transfer to nearby accredited school districts, at the expense of the Kansas City district.


Kansas City, MO, suburban schools sue to stop kids from transferring — judge blocks request

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Associated Press:

A Jackson County judge on Friday denied a request from six suburban Kansas City school districts to temporarily halt the transfer of students from the Kansas City School District, which loses its accreditation Sunday.

The districts _ Independence, Raytown, North Kansas City, Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs and Center Schools _ asked for a temporary restraining order to delay transfers until a number of disputes can be resolved.