Pennsylvania received a waiver for parts of No Child Left Behind, something that readers had lots of thoughts on, although most said the iniative was a failure. Here’s a peek at what they had to say: Brynne Clawser – “Having graduated only 2 years ago, I feel that my hs education consisted of being taught only what would get me through the standardized testing. By the time teachers get through all that crap, theres no time to learn the things that are useful for college and life. No child left behind hasn’t done us any favors. “
People were also VERY talkative about President Obama’s visit to Scranton – happening today. This post was the most talked about on our page this week. Most people either railed against Obama or decried the fact that the President should be given respect, if just for the office. Take a look: Tamara Fultz – “I wish I could go. Why wouldn’t one want to hear the president of the country you live in whether you agree with his politics or not? Isn’t that part of being an informed citizen? Truly evaluating someone based on what they actually say?”
Rep. Lou Barletta said that he was certain the debate would be on in Pennsylvania.
And boy was he ever right.
Yesterday, the ACLU filed a lawsuit on behalf of couples either wanting to get married in the Keystone state or wanting the state to recognize their marriages which were performed out of state. Reporter Rick Dandes localized it and took to Facebook to get some reader feedback.
The result: 71 comments.
So I think it’s safe to say that people are talking about it here in PA.
We’ll be keeping tabs on the lawsuit as it progresses – but one thing’s for sure.
The justices issued two 5-4 rulings in their final session of the term. One decision wiped away part of a federal anti-gay marriage law that has kept legally married same-sex couples from receiving tax, health and pension benefits.
The other was a technical ruling that said nothing at all about same-sex marriage, but left in place a trial court’s declaration that California’s Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. That outcome probably will allow state officials to order the resumption of same-sex weddings in the nation’s most populous state in about a month.
Readers were swift to react – on both sides of the issue. However much of it was in support of the rulings:
With the non-decision on the legality of gay marriage as a whole, this is issue is guaranteed to come up again. In my estimation, it will be soon. People are hungry to know what the highest court will rule, one way or another.