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The 9th problem with the Common Core standards

Washington Post Nation - September 16, 2017 - 7:30am

The previous post, in support of the Common Core State Standards, is a response to an August piece by veteran educator Marion Brady that was highly critical of the standards initiative. Here Brady takes another wack at the standards.

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Categories: National News

One institution, two different views: How Black and White Americans regard the police

Prison Policy Initiative - 11 hours 16 min ago
Added One institution, two different views: How Black and White Americans regard the police to the Prison Policy Blog.

Year after year, Blacks consistently report having less confidence in the police than Whites.

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Justice Breyer puts a new spin to the decades-old death penalty debate

Prison Policy Initiative - 11 hours 16 min ago
Added Justice Breyer puts a new spin to the decades-old death penalty debate to the Prison Policy Blog.

83% of the U.S. population lives in places where the death penalty is unusual either by law or by practice.

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Event: Peter Wagner at New Haven (CT) Artspace's conference on race, criminal justice, and artistic expression

Prison Policy Initiative - 11 hours 16 min ago
Peter Wagner will be speaking on a panel at New Haven Artspace's conference on race, criminal justice, and artistic expression. The conference is Sept 12-13, and Peter's panel will be on Sept 13. December 31, 1969
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Was There a "Ferguson Effect" on Crime in St. Louis?

Prison Policy Initiative - 11 hours 16 min ago
The Prison Policy Initiative Research Clearinghouse was updated with a link to Was There a "Ferguson Effect" on Crime in St. Louis? by The Sentencing Project
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What's behind New York State's elderly prison boom?

Prison Policy Initiative - 11 hours 16 min ago
Added What's behind New York State's elderly prison boom? to the Prison Policy Blog.

A failure to adopt sensible parole policies is driving New York State's elderly prison boom.

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Age at Commitment in New York Prisons

Prison Policy Initiative - 11 hours 16 min ago
The Prison Policy Initiative graphs page was updated with a new graph: Age at Commitment in New York Prisons.
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Age of Incarcerated People in New York

Prison Policy Initiative - 11 hours 16 min ago
The Prison Policy Initiative graphs page was updated with a new graph: Age of Incarcerated People in New York.
Categories: National News

Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Jails:

Prison Policy Initiative - 11 hours 16 min ago
The Prison Policy Initiative Research Clearinghouse was updated with a link to Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Jails: Recommendations for Local Practice by Brennan Center for Justice
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Firearms and the incidence of arrest

Prison Policy Initiative - 11 hours 16 min ago
The Prison Policy Initiative Research Clearinghouse was updated with a link to Firearms and the incidence of arrest among respondents to domestic violence restraining orders by Injury Epidemiology
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The Impact of Mass Incarceration on Poverty

Prison Policy Initiative - 11 hours 16 min ago
The Prison Policy Initiative Research Clearinghouse was updated with a link to The Impact of Mass Incarceration on Poverty by Crime and Delinquency
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Deadly Force:

Prison Policy Initiative - 11 hours 16 min ago
The Prison Policy Initiative Research Clearinghouse was updated with a link to Deadly Force: Police Use of Lethal Force In The United States by Amnesty International
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Seven Out of Ten?

Prison Policy Initiative - 11 hours 16 min ago
The Prison Policy Initiative Research Clearinghouse was updated with a link to Seven Out of Ten? Not Even Close. by Central Connecticut State University
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Uncovering Securus' profits

Prison Policy Initiative - 11 hours 16 min ago
Added Uncovering Securus' profits to the Prison Policy Blog.

Securus exemplifies the industry's obscene penchant for squeezing profits by fleecing their customers and shorting their business partners.

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The prison phone industry's new business model: Fee Harvesting

Prison Policy Initiative - 11 hours 16 min ago
Added The prison phone industry's new business model: Fee Harvesting to the Prison Policy Blog.

Some of these companies call themselves phone companies, but the phone service is little more than a gimmick to charge expensive fees.

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New animation illustrates the real size of Connecticut Sentencing Enhancement Zones

Prison Policy Initiative - 11 hours 16 min ago
Added New animation illustrates the real size of Connecticut Sentencing Enhancement Zones to the Prison Policy Blog.

New animation illustrates that at huge distances such as 1,500 feet, sentencing enhancement zones can't work.

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Jail Inmates at Midyear 2014

Prison Policy Initiative - 11 hours 16 min ago
The Prison Policy Initiative Research Clearinghouse was updated with a link to Jail Inmates at Midyear 2014 by Bureau of Justice Statistics
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10,000 fewer Michigan prisoners:

Prison Policy Initiative - 11 hours 16 min ago
The Prison Policy Initiative Research Clearinghouse was updated with a link to 10,000 fewer Michigan prisoners: Strategies to reach the goal by Citizens Alliance on Prisons and Public Spending
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Do Private Prisons Distort Justice?

Prison Policy Initiative - 11 hours 16 min ago
The Prison Policy Initiative Research Clearinghouse was updated with a link to Do Private Prisons Distort Justice? Evidence on Time Served and Recidivism by University of Wisconsin - Madison
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