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West Virginia Education Reform

Schools Take On New Roles In Struggling Communities

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

WAR, W.Va. — When school started this fall in this sparsely populated rural area at West Virginia's southern tip, 1 of 7 classrooms was without ...

SNL: 'Good Luck Reading Beowulf, You Monsters'

Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

SNL Takes On Sequester.. On Friday night, President Barack Obama signed an executive order activating the across-the-board spending cuts known as "sequestration" that came as a result of an ongoing political budget standoff. Saturday Night Live explains the sequester, having an Obama impersonator bring up examples of folks affected by these cuts. Start at 1:15 to see a Philadelphia public schools teacher who was supposedly laid off. (Hint: The glee of her reaction to leaving that job is off message for Obama's grim tone. "Good luck reading Beowulf, you monsters," she says.)