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Big Stories Of The Day (July 10)

Public Schools Feed Multitudes in the Summer NYT
The New York City school system has become one of the nation’s largest summer soup kitchens.

Pilot Schools Setting More Hurdles Boston Globe
Most of Boston's experimental pilot high schools, held up as a national model and acclaimed for outperforming traditional public schools, have quietly created admissions hurdles that call into question whether they are stacking the deck with the most successful students.

More than half of teens forgo summer jobs USA Today
Perhaps the biggest reason teens are bypassing work is to spend more time studying, even during the summer: 37.6% of teens ages 16 to 19 were enrolled in school in July 2006, up from 36.5% a year earlier and more than three times the share enrolled two decades ago, according to the Labor Department.

High Schoolers Who Confronted Bush Tell Their Story Independent Media Institute
If the Libby commutation and the ongoing war in Iraq and well everything being perpetrated by our president and his goons has you in a bummer of a mood on this Fourth of July, than the video to your right should cure what ails you. Via EdNews.org.

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