Low-Cost Options For College

As a public service, for information purposes only, here’s a nifty graphic on the subject of college costs. No fee has been paid for publishing the graphic, and no endorsement of the information or source is implied. No endorsement of any institution named below is intended. The concept of a bachelor’s degree in three years…

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Montgomery County Issues Fake Algebra Scores And Altered Report Cards

A story in Sunday’s Washington Post alleges that Montgomery County school officials added 15 percentage points to high school Algebra 1 math scores. Why? Because the vast majority of students failed the final exam, that’s why. School officials provided a variety of excuses for the abysmal test results, and then simply tacked on an extra 15 percentage points…

MoCo League of Women Voters Guide, Try This Web Link

The League of Women Voters Guide in paper version has been distributed at Montgomery County libraries. It can also be found inside the current edition of the Beacon newspaper, which is distributed free at many locations. The online version of the LWV Guide has been frustratingly difficult to access. Try this new link for PDF version. –…

Maryland League of Conservation Voters Endorsements Map

The Maryland League of Conservation Voters map of endorsed candidates is here. Easy to click on your own legislative district for endorsements. Most of the Maryland General Assembly candidate endorsements are clustered in the Baltimore-Washington urban-suburban area. The ONLY Eastern Shore GA candidate endorsed is Judy Davis, a Democrat running for the new open seat…

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Originally posted on Live & Learn:
Lori shared this link with me yesterday from Kitchentreaty.com. Next to more pasta, that’s all I’ve been able to think about for the last 24 hours. It’s Sea Salt & Honey Ice Cream. Wait. There’s more. THERE’S NO ICE CREAM MACHINE NEEDED. A hearty thank you to my blogger…

ACTION IN MONTGOMERY SUPPORTERS FILLED A SILVER SPRING CHURCH AND BALCONY. June 17, 2014. ( John Hayden photos)

AIM Urges MoCo Candidates To Support After-School Programs And Affordable Housing

Action In Montgomery (AIM) made a strong case Tuesday night for expanded after-school and enrichment programs during a standing-room-only meeting attended by all four Montgomery County candidates for county executive. AIM, a church-based citizens organization, presented its new initiative for after-school programs to one of the largest crowds to assemble in Montgomery County during this election season. AIM has been…

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Montgomery County’s Invisible Candidates Deserve Consideration

Barack Obama is president, Anthony Brown is running for governor of Maryland, and Ike Leggett has been County Executive in Montgomery County for two terms. However, political power and representation remain somewhat concentrated in America, to say the least. The wealthy and privileged still dominate American politics. It would be naive to think it will ever be much different.…

Election Decision Time Approaches

Read “Do We Like Ike?” (Leggett) by David Lublin over at TheSeventhState. Time is running out for voters to make TWO most important  decisions by June 24, primary election day. For Democrats, those decisions are: For Governor: Anthony Brown, Heather Mizeur, or Doug Gansler. For Montgomery County Executive: incumbent Ike Leggett, Phil Andrews, or Doug Duncan. Which…

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How To Find Information On Montgomery County Candidates

The lists of unfamiliar names can seem bewildering on Election Day. In a county of one million souls, who knows any of these people? Who has time to find out? And who ever heard of an election in June? Fortunately, the League of Women Voters guide for Montgomery County is available, and it’s one of your best sources. It…

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Maryland Governor’s Debate, First Impressions

  ONE. The debate was way too short. One hour is not enough. The candidates sometimes had to cut their answers short, and concluding statements were cut to less than 60 seconds. When a baseball game or football game is televised, we don’t set an arbitrary time limit. We cover the whole game, even if it…