WalMart is going to be selling toy religious figures this fall, according to an article from In These Times, a product line that may bring up interesting but difficult discussions for parents like "who would win in a fight -- Spider-Man or Moses?" Spider-Man, apparently....

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Education and Schools Are a Focus for Edwards NYT John Edwards laid out a proposal to overhaul the education system on Friday, saying that poor children attend schools that are “separate and unequal.” New York Just Says No to Abstinence Funding NYT The decision puts New York in line with at least 10 other states that have decided to forgo the federal money in recent years. School options urged for parents Washington Times Top federal education officials have released a new handbook urging state and local administrators to explain more effectively to parents that they can transfer their children among ...

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As September's End Nears, Legislative Action Awaits It's looking as if Rep. Miller will miss his goal, and Sen. Kennedy still has a chance to meet his. Edwards Promises NCLB Overhaul John Edwards' presidential campaign said today that the former senator would "totally overhaul" NCLB. On Senate Panel, a Different Dynamic for NCLB Renewal Senator Edward M. Kennedy is hoping to get a bill reauthorizing the No Child Left Behind Act through Congress before the end of this year. But if that’s going to happen, he has some big stumbling blocks to overcome....


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