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Old 11-11-2015, 07:24 AM
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I got an e-mail today, apparently from the official whitehouse.gov site.
It talks about "reinventing our high schools".

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We want to talk to you about our nation’s high schools for a moment.
In 2008, the Department of Education required all states, for the first time, to use the same calculation for their high school graduation rate -- a key accountability measure that this administration has embraced. In 2010, President Obama and Secretary Duncan joined the America’s Promise Alliance at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to launch the GradNation campaign, setting a national goal of a 90 percent high school completion rate by 2020.
We’re seeing tangible results.
High school graduation rates have risen and are continuing to rise across America. Preliminary data from the Department of Education for the 2013-2014 school year show the narrowing gap between students from low-income families, students of color, students with disabilities, English language learners and their peers.
This increase in graduation rates is the result of hard work by millions of young people, families, educators, community leaders, business leaders and policy makers who have come together to create brighter futures for young people.
But while we celebrate this progress, we need to be smarter and more persistent if we want to continue to raise graduation rates for all students.
Today, a diverse group of people is coming together at the White House to talk about how we can do that in a smart way. You should follow along, and join the conversation here.
Young people have to be a respected voice at the center of change. The only way this works is if they’re a part of the process.
The latest report out of our research institute asked young people who left school without graduating what would have helped them stay in school. Here’s what we found:
The most powerful “innovation” contributing to students’ success is support from caring adults in schools. Young people told us they need an anchor, someone whom they can trust to be a stable presence in their lives. Even better is a web of supportive adults and peers to help them navigate their way through life’s challenges and toward graduation and a successful adulthood.
Students who do not graduate on time have been stigmatized as ‘dropouts.’ But we’ve been listening to these young people and learning about the complex and extraordinary challenges they face -- unstable housing, food insecurity, trauma, violence, physical and emotional abuse, and bullying. Leaving school may be a last resort -- but it may also feel like their only option. We’re humbled by these students’ determination not only to survive, but to craft a safe and meaningful life and to fulfill their dreams.
Today, we want to applaud those participating in the White House Next Generation High School Summit working together to accelerate innovation that creates the conditions under which all children have a real chance to succeed.
We want to encourage everyone who participates in today’s conversation to be guided by the best evidence of what works. We hope we can ‘redesign’ in such a way that teachers and other adults in schools have the time and expectation to forge real and positive relationships at every turn.
And finally, let’s be persistent: The policies, practices and stigmas that contribute to opportunity gaps in this country were long in the making -- and they will take time and attention to dismantle.
Tune in and let’s get this incredibly important work done.
Thank you,
General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.)
Founding Chair, America’s Promise Alliance
Alma J. Powell
Chair, America’s Promise Alliance
But if you click one of the links in the message in order to engage the invitation to comment on the matter, Firefox throws up an "Untrusted Site" message and refuses to go there.


So I ask you. Do you trust The White House?

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Old 11-11-2015, 09:04 AM
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Oh, yeah, that's complete phishing bullshit. What the hell would Colin Powell be doing at the Obama White House? Did Barack ask him to bring in that "uranium sample" so they could have a good laugh about it? But, hey, thanks for including the phishing links! Wanna throw up a trojan virus while you're at it? Damn, arne! Now I'm asking "do I trust sleepy?"

EDIT: Man, I used to hate people like me that would spout off about some internet bullshit without researching it. The event actually is real... I'm thinking the links are not. Here's the real deal: (I do hope Colin brings that "uranium salt shaker" with him though. You know, for the kids) https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2015...nt-high-school

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Old 11-11-2015, 05:10 PM
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The real question is does The White House trust you...
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any email address can be spoofed.

firefox can, has (and probably will) be completely wrong about "untrusted sites." at a guess, i would think that if enough discreet ID's report a site, then such a message will appear while the reports can be investigated. so for example-- the elaborate tech-attack machinery of china, russia and yes... north korea (thanks, bill)... isn't even needed to temporarily shut down a site.

the links appear fine at the moment.

and finally... i guess they don't teach you how to format paragraphs in officer training school. :S
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Old 11-11-2015, 08:15 PM
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Yeah! That house is stupid! I think they took out the bowling alley Nixon had installed! What bullshit! Us real White House haters are a rare breed... me, Shocky, some weirdo drone pilots and the British in 1812 that tried to burn it down.
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Old 11-11-2015, 09:08 PM
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The links appear fine and untrusted. Is it my certificate?
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The White House is where some Texas bomber wants to land the airplane.
But there is much U.S. land being held in conservation for posterity. The White House. Palm Beach. Long Island. Los Angeles. And a handful of private islands. But nobody lives there.
Nobody lives in Strawberry Fields.
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it looks like there are actually two (or more) sets of lanes, the earliest one built by truman.
http://www.whitehousemuseum.org/floo...ling-alley.htm
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Dear... fucking... god. Nic, if anyone ever says to you "Daddy? What were the '70s like?", just show 'em that picture because, from the walls to Milhouse, it's all there. Then it would be best to leave before that same person can ask you where you've been for the last 10 years and why you don't like mommy any more.
arne, when I clicked on the links in the email, Chrome wouldn't let me go there because other people might be listening... or something. Makes sense, I guess... since Colin Powell was asking a bunch of teenagers to join him on the internet. I'm pretty happy Google's on the ball... that sounds creepy as fuck.
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And of course the obvious question is, where are the pinball and shooting galleries?
And did the secretary destroy those tapes along with the goddamned others?

Kissinger manning the bowling computer monitors while sitting on a copy of "The Adventures of Super-kraut".

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I'm not sure how you would phish by exploiting a .gov URL. The .gov is reserved for U.S. federal and state government sites. At least, THAT'S WHAT THEY TOLD ME!
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