Less than halfway into 2012, and school reform has proven to be a tough sell to lawmakers. Measures designed to improve teacher and administrator accountability in both Virginia and California have failed. This may come as a surprise to many, considering education consistently ranks among the highest concerns of voters.
On the morning of March 25, a fresh blanket of snow covered the turf. Maybe it was fitting, for the tenants of Al F. Caniglia Field were about to get the cold shoulder. West of the field, through the doors of Sapp Fieldhouse and up a flight of steps, wrestling's national championship banners hung from the rafters as remnants of the past. Down in Lincoln, the University of Nebraska Board of Regents met to unplug the life support that the UNO Mavericks Football and Wrestling teams clung to so desperately.
The CNN Southern Republican debate in South Carolina began with controversy last Thursday night. Former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, was promptly questioned by CNN moderator John King about his ex-wife's accusations of Gingrich wanting an "open marriage" while they were together. Gingrich was not pleased with this question.