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Student grades, teacher recommendations, and school reputation rank last among the factors considered by employers hiring non-supervisory workers, according to a federal study released last week.
Peanut butter cures attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. If this doesn't seem like mainstream medicine to you, then welcome to my world, where this nostrum was aired at a faculty meeting, and the school psychologist in attendance sat in resolute silence.
As the recent election amply demonstrated, Americans 'continue to be suckers for "get tough" political rhetoric. It is not surprising, given our fascination with violence, that many elections were won by those who convinced the public that they would be tougher on crime than their opponents.
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