This week’s NUVO: 50 Shades of NOPE: What the book and the movie get so very wrong. Find a copy here.
WaPo headline: IT'S A MESS IN INDIANA:
“We have the Republican leadership of the state — including the governor, Mike Pence — trying to strip powers from Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz, a veteran educator who won election to the post in 2012 by defeating Tony Bennett, the incumbent who was a protege of former Florida governor Jeb Bush.
We have Pence suddenly seeking to halve the length of a new standardized test — from 12 hours to six — just weeks before it is supposed to be given to students.
And we have various players in the debacle blaming each other while students, teachers and parents can only look on in horror and wonder how it will all play out.”
John Gregg weighs in here:
“The governor and Republican majority in the Statehouse did not like nor respect Superintendent Ritz’s hard earned victory. And, while they can’t undo the results of the actual election, through power grab after power grab they're doing essentially the same thing – and that’s not only wrong, it’s dangerous.”
“The Department of Education intends to move forward with the ISTEP exam as it’s currently scheduled despite action by Gov. Mike Pence to try to shorten the length of time students will spend taking it.”
Finally, Jon Stewart has announced his exit from The Daily Show.