Berkeley High School is considering a controversial proposal to eliminate science labs and the five science teachers who teach them to free up more resources to help struggling students.
Paul Gibson, an alternate parent representative on the School Governance Council, said that information presented at council meetings suggests that the science labs were largely classes for white students.
via Berkeley High May Cut Out Science Labs | News | East Bay Express – Mozilla Firefox.
A Taiwanese firm agreed to a request from a company in China to procure sensitive components with nuclear uses and then shipped them to Iran at the Chinese company’s request, the firm’s head said Friday. Such transactions violate U.N. sanctions imposed on Iran.
via World Digest: Taiwanese firm says it sent nuclear parts to Iran – washingtonpost.com – Mozilla Firefox.
Today, Grover Norquist and I are calling for an investigation into Rahm Emanuel’s activities at Freddie Mac, and the White House‘s blocking of an Inspector General who would look into it. The letter follows:
via Firedoglake » Jane Hamsher, Grover Norquist Call for Rahm Emanuel’s Resignation – Mozilla Firefox.
On Dec. 21 Ford Motor F – news – people announced it would be offering buyout or retirement incentive packages to all 41,000 of its hourly, United Automobile Workers-represented workers in the U.S.
via The Weekly Layoff Report: Tough Times At Ford – Forbes.com – Mozilla Firefox.