Tuesday, September 27, 2016
A boy aged 11 has pleaded guilty to a charge of rape against another child, aged nine. He is thought to be the youngest person charged with the offense in UK history.A sick, sick world.
The boy was allegedly discovered sexually attacking the nine-year-old after the victim’s mother heard strange noises over a baby monitor.
About 300 public schools in Chicago will lose a total of $45 million in funding because enrollment this fall fell below projections, adding to the pain of budget cuts already imposed by the cash-strapped district.It appears that the urban boosters were wrong about people moving back to the city with their children.
The district said 378,481 students were enrolled on the 10th day of classes this year. That's almost 14,000 less than last year and continues a trend of enrollment falling below 400,000, which occurred two years ago for the first time in at least two decades.
CPS estimated the latest budget adjustments would lead to about 300 layoffs, with teachers and support staff among those losing jobs. Budget cuts in some cases would leave schools without enough money to provide basic education. CPS said 55 schools will split $5.7 million if enrollment declines were "significantly deeper than expected" or "would prevent them from offering critical academic programming."
The district said it already has distributed $8 million to schools struggling with enrollment declines.
While schools with enrollment declines will lose money, CPS said 195 schools with higher-than-projected enrollment are in line to split an additional $20 million.
Big "favor" Team Obama offers blacks is exemption from school behavior rules that led to disproportionate outcomes
Big "favor" Team Obama offers blacks is exemption from school behavior rules that led to disproportionate outcomes https://t.co/mcSsyhZlvr— Mark J. Perry (@Mark_J_Perry) September 27, 2016
Moderator Lester Holt was much harsher on Republican nominee Donald Trump than he was on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton during the debate Monday evening.Lester Holt: friend of Hillary.
Holt interrupted Trump a record 41 times, either to “fact-check” the Republican nominee, or to ask a follow-up question. Clinton was only interrupted seven times during the course of the 90-minute debate.
Debate audience defies ban on cheering and whoops as Donald Trump says he will release his tax returns - when Hillary Clinton releases her emails
Debate watchers broke the rules on Monday, cheering for Donald Trump - even though they'd been instructed to stay silent - as the Republican brought up Hillary Clinton's email scandal.Heh.
Trump said he'd release his tax returns despite an ongoing audit - but only if Clinton produces the emails she deemed personal and had deleted from her server and email account before she turned over her work product to the State Department.
'I will release my tax returns against my lawyers' wishes when she releases her 33,000 emails that have been deleted,' he stated. 'As soon as she releases them I will release my tax returns and that's against my lawyers, they say don't do it.'
Skills gap? Employers say they have a hard enough time finding professional, punctual and adaptable workers
Skills gap? Employers say they have a hard enough time finding professional, punctual and adaptable workers https://t.co/9hvpTQt5Te 🔓— Real Time Economics (@WSJecon) September 27, 2016