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Florida double standard for voucher students

By R. Neal
March 23, 2006 - Florida lawmakers say that 30,000 students attending private schools on taxpayer funded vouchers should not be held to the same FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test) testing requirements as students attending public schools:

Halliburton of the abstinence set

March 23, 2006 - It's not just Halliburton that's raking in big contracts these days. The Washington Post has a revealing story today about far-right, religious organizations that are landing mega-deals under the Bush administration, like Heritage Community Services in Charleston, South Carolina:

Peaceful demonstrators face expulsion at Hampton University

November 30, 2005 - Hampton University is a private, historically-black college in Virginia, just off the Chesapeake Bay. It's also a college that apparently will go to great lengths to stifle political dissent, as students have discovered as they face expulsion for handing out literature and holding a peaceful demonstration on campus on November 2.