Category Archives: Education

John Romano: Time to take a hard look at state minimum mandatory sentences, too

Now that the lead has come from the top, everyone has the relative safety to express and support changes to the system. It has been overloaded and the prison and prison related budget lines are out of control. “Our prison … Continue reading

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Study: Children’s Poor Motor, Social Skills Linked To Too Much Television Watching

I don’t think this will come as a surprise to anyone but this is the first actual hard data I have seen on the subject. Those women coming out of prison and getting kids back that have not been in … Continue reading

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Aspartame is linked to Leukemia and Lymphoma in new Landmark Study on Humans

‘…The most thorough study yet on aspartame – Over two million person-years For this study, researchers prospectively analyzed data from the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study for a 22-year period. A total of 77,218 women and … Continue reading

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Jim Crow is alive and well in the South

Try and wrap your mind around this:  The economic engines of Gainesville, Florida are education (University of Florida and Santa Fe College), medicine (UF medical center and one of the five largest VA hospitals in country as well as one … Continue reading

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Dorm computer learning centers

This was a day room and is now one of 4 computer learning centers. As it now stands, if all ten computers are operating as envisioned there will be over 50,000 hours of computer learning time a year for 320 … Continue reading

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Vets face confusion using GI Bill at state schools

This is not only a problem for those leaving the service with an honorable discharge but more so for those coming out of prison. Often I hear women about to come out of prison say I am going to such … Continue reading

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Judge Rules Tobacco Companies Must Take Out Ads Saying They Lied About Dangers Of Smoking

This is a story I never thought would be printed much less be a decision of the courts. It took over a decade to happen and it did happen. Here are the first two paragraphs and it gets better: ‘… … Continue reading

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