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Bill Nye's Totally Reasonable Take On Common Core Is Just So ... Reasonable

I'm not a parent, but I sure do have them in my Facebook feed, and I couldn't help but wonder: What's all the hullabaloo about Common Core standards? I wish it were as simple as he lays it out, but it sure does seem like a good starting point for a more substantive conversation about the way forward in education.

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"The issue on the table..."

Two of Hamilton's most beloved numbers are the Cabinet Battles between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. In Cabinet Battle #1, the issue on the table was Hamilton's national financial plan. In Cabinet Battle #2, the issue was whether to provide France assistance in their revolutionary war.

But there was a third rap battle written for the show, which was cut due to time and because it didn't actually move the plot along. The issue on the table for Cabinet Battle #3? Slavery.

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