Palin told conventioneers, she's not a big fan of the court system or academics.
"It scares me for my children, for your children, to treat this like a mere law enforcement matter," she said. "It puts our country at great risk... To win that war we need a commander-in-chief not a professor of law standing at the lectern."As for health care, education reform, racial equality...to Palin and her fans, it's that "hopey, changey thing."
Gov. Mark Sanford
After first refusing to allow stimulus $$ into S. Carolina, Gov. Sanford has decided he likes Race To The Top after all. He flew up to D.C. on Thursday, to talk school reform with Arne Duncan.
Sanford met with Duncan to learn more about a charter school program Duncan started in Chicago, said Ben Fox, the governor's spokesman. Sanford also took the trip to urge Duncan to support more charter school grants, Fox said. (The State)Gee, I've been in Chicago all this time and never even heard of such a charter school. Maybe Duncan will tell us which one he started.
"Enough is enough"--Researchers unionize
“We’ve taken this step so we can protect our rights on the job, and make sure post-docs working on different campuses and in different labs are treated fairly and receive comparable pay and benefits,’’ Simona Maccarrone, a postdoctoral researcher at UMass Amherst, said in a written statement. (Boston Globe)