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Re-assessing the “drive” to measure learning outcomes

A recent NY Times editorial, “The Misguided Drive to Measure ‘Learning Outcomes” by Molly Worthen, prompted revisiting the purpose-driven nature of what are labeled “educational” trends and this trend in particular – especially as it relates to legal education. Although … Continue reading

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California Stem Cells, 'Rapture' and a $5 Billion Bond Measure

This past weekend brought news about a "rapturous agreement among Republicans and Democrats" to support development of new therapies by financing biomedical research with billions of dollars.The New York Times article indicated that the rapture could have something to do … Continue reading

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Conference Committee Agrees on Details of Tax Legislation; Measure Likely to Pass Next Week

The House and Senate conferees did indeed agree on tax ‘reform’ legislation. The bill will make great bedtime reading as it’s only 1,097 pages. The Tax Foundation has a great summary of the legislation. Here are some highlights; note that … Continue reading

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Missouri senate approves measure to repeal teacher "Facebook law"

The Missouri Senate approved a measure this week that would repeal a law that banned teachers in the state from certain uses of Facebook and other social media. Based on a state court's interpretation, the original law would have restricted … Continue reading

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North Carolina legislature approves ballot measure to ban same-sex marriage

[JURIST] The North Carolina Legislature [official website] on Tuesday approved putting a constitutional amendment [SB 514, PDF] to ban same-sex marriage on a statewide ballot to be voted on in May. The Republican-controlled Senate [official website] voted 30-16 to place … Continue reading

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