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The teenage birthrate reached a 40 year low in 2008. Although the number of pregnancies, births, and abortions has decreased among all teenagers, there is still a large gap in the pregnancy rates among Hispanics, African Americans, and non-Hispanic whites. The African American and Hispanic teenage pregnancy rate is still two to three times higher […]
The Department of Defense (DoD) doesn’t follow No Child Left Behind, nor Race to the Top. Standardized tests are not the focus of education, said Leigh Anne Kapiko, principal at one of the seven schools at Camp Lejeune Marine base in North Carolina. “We don’t have to be so regimented, since we’re not worried about […]
U.S., French, British and Italian imperialists are determined to lay hold of Libya’s now well-developed infrastructure of oil refineries, pumping stations, gas lines, ports and pipelines directly into Europe, as well as billions of dollars in gold reserves, oil reserves the largest in Africa and Libya’s other rich assets. All of this has been built […]