Archive | February 19, 2015

Evict 120 Bedouins from their own Land and Build a Trash Dump Instead*

Evict 120 Bedouins from their own Land and Build a Trash Dump Instead*

By Saed Bannoura

The “Construction and Planning Committee” of the Jerusalem City Council approved, Wednesday, a plan that would displace 120 Bedouins, and grazing lands, to that it can establish a new trash dumping landfill on around 500 Dunams of Palestinian lands.

The new landfill is planned to be constructed near the eastern entrance of occupied Jerusalem, on nearly 520 Dunams (128.49 Acres) of privately owned Palestinian lands that Israel intends to illegally annex.

Israeli daily Haaretz said the plan would lead to a large-scale confiscation of Palestinian lands in Shu’fat and al-‘Eesawiyya neighborhoods of occupied East Jerusalem, and that 120 Bedouin Palestinians, living in the area, will be displaced.

The new trash-dumping zone would also affect residential communities of the Palestinians in other east Jerusalem neighbourhoods and communities, especially due to noise, dust and contamination.

The Jerusalem City Council Planning and Construction Committee and the “Israel Land Authority” have approved the plan that would be implemented near an old street that used to lead to Ma’aleh Adumim settlement bloc.

The waste that would be brought to the new grounds is largely construction waste, and trash, from all over Jerusalem over the coming twenty years.

According to Haaretz, once the site is full; it will be readied for a new park that would be constructed on top of the landfill.

Representing the Abu Khdeir family in Shu’fat, lawyer Sami Ersheid said this is the first time since twenty years that Israel conducts this massive confiscation of lands in the area.

“This is a very dangerous plan, the lands that would be taken away are privately owned by the Palestinians,” lawyer Ersheid said.

In addition, the park that would in twenty years be built according to the plan, will only serve Jewish settlers and Israelis as the Israeli Annexation Wall blocks it from Shu’fat refugee camp, and other Palestinian neighborhoods and communities, mainly Ras Shehada and Ras Khamis neighborhood.

Furthermore, Haaretz said the an Israeli non-profit organization named “Planners for Planning Rights (Bimkom), objected on behalf of Rash Shehada residents and said that the plan would create the trash dumping grounds only a few dozen meters away from Palestinian homes.

It added, besides noise and dust pollution, the new trash dumping ground also violates Israel’s own Environment Protection regulations.


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Top Teachers Resigning because of Common Core*

Top Teachers Resigning because of Common Core*

By John F. McManus

High School teacher Stacie Starr was never ordinary. So good was she as an instructor of ninth grade students at Elyria High in Ohio that she was named as the “top teacher” by ABC’s LIVE! With Kelly and Michael. Less than a year after appearing on the nationally viewed program, she spoke at an Ohio education forum and stunned the parents in attendance by announcing that she was quitting her job at the end of the current school year.

According to a report compiled by World Net Daily, Ms. Starr told her stunned audience that she could no longer deal with the federally imposed Common Core system all teachers have to employ.

“Each and every day, I have to look into my students’ eyes and tell them I can’t help them,” she tearfully stated.

She can’t do what she always thought a teacher is supposed to do because the Common Core standards are in the way.

Common Core is the latest education program forced on schools by the federal government. In the 1990s, Goals 2000 preceded Outcome-Based Education. Both failed to reverse the downward slide in student performance. President Barack Obama introduced Race to the Top in 2009 and federal funding for that program went to states willing to accept Common Core. As has always been certain, what the federal government finances, it will control.

Several years back when the Common Core standards were compiled, a prestigious Validation Committee was handed the task of judging the program’s merits. But only two members of that committee, one a teacher of English (Dr. Sandra Stotsky) and the other a Mathematics instructor (Dr. James Milgram), were actual classroom instructors and both of them turned thumbs down on the program. The other committee members, all professional educationists, had no background in anything but educational processes and it was they who approved Common Core.

David Coleman, the primary author of Common Core, has now moved on to leadership of the College Board, the creator of the SAT exams. Students expecting to gain admission to a favored college or university must do well with the SAT challenge. Therefore, they will have to be familiar with the Common Core program that many educators have already deemed deficient. All of which means that Common Core must be adopted, not only by public schools, but also by the nation’s religious and homeschool programs.

Only several years ago, a prestigious international group measured the educational performance of high schools students nation by nation. Among the top industrialized nations, America’s teens were ranked 31st in math, 24th in science, and 21st in reading. According to numerous teachers and parents, those scores are sure to sink even farther because Common Core doesn’t focus on subject matter, only on educational processes.

After Stacie Starr announced her plan to quit teaching, Ohio third-grade teacher Jackie Conrad made a similar announcement. In New York, veteran sixth-grade teacher Jennifer Rickert asked for reassignment because of her objections to Common Core. In Georgia, Hall County teacher Meg Norris left her teaching job because of the disastrous results to her students due to Common Core.

The answer to all of this is to get the federal government out of education. Let the states compete against each other. Competition always brings excellence. Common Core, the latest monopolistic federal program, is now showing that the results are the very opposite. Learn more about Common Core from FreedomProject Education.


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Why the West Destroys and Humiliate Peoples

Why the West Destroys and Humiliate Peoples

Why the West Destroys and Humiliate Peoples.

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