Will Swaim: Garland’s attempts to silence parents nothing new for Californians

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You may know John Swett as California’s fourth superintendent of public instruction, the man who, at the height of the Civil War, made public schools tuition-free in California.  
What’s less well known is Swett’s weird contempt for families. Swett saw public schools as factories for the creation of people who, having “arrived at the age of maturity belong, not to the parents, but to the State, to society, to the country.

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Will Swaim: Garland’s attempts to silence parents nothing new for Californians

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You may know John Swett as California’s fourth superintendent of public instruction, the man who, at the height of the Civil War, made public schools tuition-free in California.  
What’s less well known is Swett’s weird contempt for families. Swett saw public schools as factories for the creation of people who, having “arrived at the age of maturity belong, not to the parents, but to the State, to society, to the country.

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‘These findings boggle my mind’: Audit rips apart Florida program

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Investigating Florida’s NICA Program

Case managers at Florida’s $1.5 billion compensation program for catastrophically brain-damaged children didn’t consult specialists to determine whether medications, therapy, medical supplies and surgical procedures were “medically necessary” to the health of children in the plan.
They relied on Google instead.

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Help! Our Middle-Aged Friend Says He’s Falling in Love With Our Teen Daughter.

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Dear Prudence,
A college friend has long been an “uncle” to our two children. He has been there for school events, milestones, vacations, etc. Our daughter went away to college this year, to a town about 45 minutes from this friend’s house.

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Louis DeJoy’s conflicts of interest as post office head detailed in new documents

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U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy faced over a dozen conflicts of interest during his tenure due to his refusal to divest family stakes in companies tied to the policies of his own agency.
According to documents newly obtained by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) via a Freedom of Information Act, Dejoy reportedly recused himself from agency decisions that might have affected the performance of his former freight transportation company XPO Logistics.

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Was He Framed for Killing Black Kids to Get the Klan off the Hook?

It is useful to know, if you are unfamiliar with the string of gruesome killings collectively known as the Atlanta Missing and Murdered Children’s cases, that no one was ever formally charged in the killings. The person or persons who, from 1979 to 1981, snatched at least two dozen kids from their families and communities, disposing of their young bodies in local rivers, woods, and long abandoned buildings, never faced charges for those killings even as authorities declared that the cases had been solved and the killer convicted of other crimes.

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Second Opinion: Want to visualize the realities of a warmer planet? Give this online tool a try

The Clark Fork River drains much of western Montana, bringing water from the Crown of the Continent to the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean. My daily commute via bicycle crosses the Clark Fork most days and has allowed me to discern a rhythm and tempo in how the seasons come and go — a composition of daily weather-like notes in a musical score that is the climate of Missoula, Mont.
Our global climate is changing. This is not ambiguous or uncertain. It is our reality. And with it, the need to communicate the importance of climate in our daily lives has never been more acute.

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Dear Care and Feeding: Why Do I Feel So Weird Questioning My Daycare Provider?

Care and Feeding is Slate’s parenting advice column. Have a question for Care and Feeding? Submit it here or post it in the Slate Parenting Facebook group.
Dear Care and Feeding,
My son is almost 2 and for the past 18 months he has been going to a lovely home daycare with an experienced provider we trust. As far as I can tell, she does a wonderful job. My son is always happy to be there and has genuine affection for her.

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The Evil Party

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Posted: Oct 24, 2021 12:01 AM

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Evil is a very strong word, when used properly. Merriam-Webster defines it many ways, the most relevant to what I’m talking about being “morally reprehensible” and “arising from actual or imputed bad character or conduct.” That is the modern left, the “progressive movement,” the “Democratic” Party. And to fight evil, to stop it, is the most important thing anyone can do.

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A Quick, Compelling Bible Study Vol. 84: The Meaning of Baptism

Author’s Note: Interested readers can find all previous volumes of this series here. News Flash: The first 56 volumes are compiled into a book titled “Bible Study For Those Who Don’t Read The Bible.” More details at the end. Now back to our regular programming. 
Thanks for joining our Bible study today. Most readers have attended or participated in baptism — the ceremonial sacrament of faith in the name of Jesus Christ. Then, there’s the precious infant often wearing a frilly white gown passed down a generation or two — usually crying after being sprinkled with water.

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