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Under SB 5, Ohio will be first state required to base teacher pay on performance

COLUMBUS Ohio’s new law to limit collective bargaining for public workers could make it the first state with a mandatory system to pay teachers based on their performance. The measure passed by the Republican-led Legislature and signed by GOP Gov. John Kasich bans strikes by public workers and replaces automatic pay increases with merit raises or performance pay. That means it eliminates salary schedules and step increases of 110,000 full-time public teachers in the state, The Plain Dealer reported Sunday.
Ohio would be the first state in the U.S. to replace automatic raises with a performance-based pay system for teachers statewide, said Kathy Christie, chief of staff for the Denver-based Education Commission of the States, a nonpartisan group that researches education policy.
“That is the type of component that really, really resonates with the public,“ she told the newspaper. ”If you are not pulling your weight, if you are not getting performance, if you are not tenacious and reall…

Kenyan-born Obama all set for US Senate,

Sunday, June 27, 2004

Kenyan-born US Senate hopeful, Barrack Obama, appeared set to take over the Illinois Senate seat after his main rival, Jack Ryan, dropped out of the race on Friday night amid a furor over lurid sex club allegations. The allegations that horrified fellow Republicans and caused his once-promising candidacy to implode in four short days have given Obama a clear lead as Republicans struggled to fetch an alternative. Ryan’s campaign began to crumble on Monday following the release of embarrassing records from his divorce. In the records, his ex-wife, Boston Public actress Jeri Ryan, said her former husband took her to kinky sex clubs in Paris, New York and New Orleans.

New Black Panthers call for 60 city “Showdown”

New Black Panthers call for 60 city “Showdown”
The New Black Panther Party is calling for a 60 city day of rage. They will be protesting non-Black businesses. Rumor has it that there will be a boycott of all work normally done by Black workers. This will obviously bring our economy to a screeching halt! On a serious note, however they really are planning their day of rage and plan to protest non-Black owned businesses. “Like in Tahir square in Egypt we will establish this historic location for our revolution and our demands,” the website explains. “Over 1,000 are expected in this historic outdoor political rally.” The site goes on to explain why its rallying: As in other revolutions, protests and uprisings going on around the earth, a showdown is looming for Saturday April 23rd as marchers with the ”National International Day of Action and Unity” are furious andfrustrated with New York officials blatant discrimination and denial of their constitutional and human right to rally and march. …

Trump bets his Tax Returns On It and Snowy Smith [FLC] has proof

- Potential presidential candidate Donald Trump, at or near the top of some recent polls of Republican contenders, said he might release his tax returns when President Barack Obama produces a birth certificate. Trump made the comment in an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, parts of which were aired and transcripts of which were released on Tuesday. The interview was conducted on Monday. "Maybe I'm going to do the tax returns when Obama does his birth certificate ... I'd love to give my tax returns. I may tie my tax returns into Obama's birth certificate," Trump said. A real estate tycoon and reality TV star with a colorful past that includes three marriages, the initial talk from Trump about possibly running for the Republican nomination was seen by some as little more than a publicity stunt. But in a field where several potential candidates carry baggage of their own or are relative unknowns, Trump's high profile and outspoken comments -- on ma…