Archive for January 24th, 2012

Parents in 42 states can’t access permanent record from “public” schools on test scores, grades, economic status, disciplinary problems and student pregnancies – USNews.com

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

US News:

All 50 states and Washington, D.C. collect long term, individualized data on students performance, but just eight states allow parents to access their child’s permanent record. Forty allow principals to access the data and 28 provide student-level info to teachers.

Privacy experts say the problem is that states collect far more information than parents expect, and it can be shared with more than just a student’s teacher or principal.“When you have a system that’s secret [from parents] and you can put whatever you want into it, you can have things going in that’ll be very damaging,” says Lillie Coney, associate director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center. “When you put something into digital form, you can’t control where that’ll end up.”

CNET video – How to use your iPhone to navigate your TV

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

National Right to Life Committee Announces 2012 Initiatives

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

CitizenLink:

Carol Tobias, president, NRLC: “We do have two main goals this year. The first one is the defeat of President Obama,” said NRLC President Carol Tobias. “That’s not a surprise to anyone. He’s the most anti-life president we’ve ever had.”

 

CNN – Club for Growth’s Andy Roth Talks About Mitt Romney’s Tax Rate

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Tim Pawlenty – Newt Gingrich as the Republican nominee would be “handing the election over to Obama”

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

US News.

Twitter account of Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley — once supportive of pro-entertainment industry “SOPA” and “PIPA” legislation — hacked

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Politico:

The Twittter account of Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, a former supporter of the anti-piracy legislation PIPA, was hacked Monday by a follower of the Anonymous “hacktivist” group.

“Dear Iowans, vote against ACTA, SOPA, and PIPA, because this man, Chuck Grassley, wants YOUR internet censored and all of that BS,” read Grassley’s account Monday afternoon. “Yes I was hacked.”

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul – “I was barked at” and detained by TSA agents

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

The Daily Caller.

Jay Cost – Republicans are very frustrated with elite America, and Newt Gingrich spoke their language

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Jay Cost at The Weekly Standard.

Democrats almost tied with Republicans on generic ballot. Rasmussen: 42% Republican, 39% Democrat

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Rasmussen.

Rasmussen begins daily tracking of general election match-ups between Obama vs. Romney, Obama vs. Gingrich

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Rasmussen Reports.