Talk to school boards about new evaluations


Since 2011, when Republicans controlled the Legislature and the governor’s office, 40% of a public school teacher’s job performance evaluation has been based on their students’ performance on standardized tests. Proponents of the law mandating such evaluations say it ensures ...

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EDITOR: In another 20- 25 years, the youth in this country will be the ones in charge. That is a scary thought. For example; Re: the Hamas terrorist attacks, and Israeli response. If you ask the next 20 people if they know what has happened. I would guess that maybe 3 people have any idea. ...

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NEW YORK — The Fourth Amendment secures our right to be secure against unreasonable searches, right? Not anymore, explains Naomi Brockwell on her popular YouTube channel. In my new video, she explains how tech companies spy on us and then sell our information to the government. But some ...


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By The Associated Press Today in History Today is Saturday, Dec. 9, the 343rd day of 2023. There are 22 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: In 1965, “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” the first animated TV special featuring characters from the “Peanuts” comic strip ...

State keeping close eye on AI and elections


Our state is taking action in an attempt to make the 2024 election cycle a bit less hectic, if at all possible. Michigan is joining an effort to curb deceptive uses of artificial intelligence and manipulated media through state-level policies as Congress and the Federal Elections Commission ...