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VA Blinks, Dems Dig In, Youth Admires Itself, Governors Weigh In

It's Thursday and I'm behind as usual, but here are some news and links that you may not have seen and I think are worth knowing about:

Virginia Backs Down in Testing Showdown Learning The Language
Charles Pyle, the director of communications for the Virginia Department of Education, told me that Virginia has decided to "move on" ...

Democrats Pledge: No Vouchers in NCLB Heartland Institute
Matthew Ladner, vice president of research at the Goldwater Institute, a free-market organization in Phoenix, said differing statements from leading Democrats such as Kennedy and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) highlight a potential divide within the party's congressional caucus, which could have political implications throughout the entire Congress.

Study: Today's Students Too Narcissistic Huffington Post
Today's college students are more narcissistic and self-centered than their predecessors, according to a comprehensive new study by five psychologists who worry that the trend could be harmful to personal relationships and American society.

Governors say education, workplace must change amid globalization AP
Globalization has come to every hometown, every school and every workplace, but students and workers are not given the tools to keep up, governors reluctantly agreed Tuesday.

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