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Cheating //  Lying //

Is the standarized test cheating scandal in Atlanta an isolated incident?  Unfortunately it appears not.  What impact is this having on our society?  It is leading to an epedemic of lying?  Look at Brian Williams.  Thanks for the email from Theresa.

Atlanta Educators Convicted in School Cheating Scandal

Does DPS leader's writing send wrong message?

A Cheating Crisis in America's Schools

Think You Can Cheat on the SAT? The College Board Says Think Again

'Sneak Attack': Cheating on the SAT is Easy

NBC News anchor Brian Williams suspended 6 months without pay

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Dr. Sandra Stotsky // Reading Levels // Common Core //

What an engaging and eye opening hour.  A review and analysis of the scientific literature showed that the average college freshman reads at the 7th grade level.  Books in high school tend to be the same or lower.  Is college just a continuation of high school type work, i.e. grade 13?  What can be done to upgrade the reading level?

The average college freshman reads at 7th grade level

Education News - Articles by Sandra Stotsky




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Good News Friday //

What does a judge use to bang his gavel on

‘I was being a parent': Father found not guilty after taking away daughter’s iPhone - The Washington Post

Meet the man who spent 12 years trapped inside his body watching ‘Barney’ reruns - The Washington Post

15 Flavors of Japanese Kit Kats: The Snacktaku Review

Woman Wants Lifetime of KitKats After Buying Waferless Pack

Nestle fails to trademark Kit Kat's 'four finger' shape - Jan. 20, 2016

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Fetch // Guns N' Roses // Telemarketing // Roger Anderson // Jolly Roger Telephone Company

Katherine shares various stories in the first two segments of this hour. The British Veterinary Association has issued a warning to dog owners. They say playing fetch with sticks could cause injuries. A woman batters fiancée when he re-gifts her an old engagement ring. Katherine rehashes her weird obsession with Guns N' Roses. Katherine plays Stephen Harper's hilarious cover of “Sweet Child of Mine."   

Is it dangerous for dogs to fetch sticks?

Cops: Woman Battered Fiancee Over Ring Regift | The Smoking Gun

Watch Stephen Harper’s band cover Guns N’ Roses | AUX.TV

Katherine is joined by Roger Anderson in the second half of the hour. Roger is the Founder of the Jolly Roger Telephone Company. What a fun topic!

Jolly Roger Telephone Company

Really long cold call with vendor


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