Show Prep: Wed, May 7

‘Prom draft’ reflects Newport Beach culture, ex-school official says – Los Angeles Times

the former lead disciplinarian for the school district where Corona del Mar High School students were conducting an NFL draft-style lottery for prom dates said students there personify Newport Beach’s entitlement culture.

What’s So Wrong About Drafting A Prom Date? 7 Reasons Why It Might Be A Good Idea. | The Burning Truth

Let’s set aside that this is still somewhat in ‘rumor’ phase, and focus on whether or not this is actually a bad thing.

Should A Teacher Be Fired For Breaking Up A Fight With A Broom? | The Burning Truth

I’m not so sure.

Federal Gov’t Issues Warning to State That Wants to Opt Out of Common Core |

The U. S. Department of Education said in a letter to Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz that the state must prove its own standards are just as challenging, or else risk of losing its waiver from the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law and have its federal funding in jeopardy.

Zoeller: Let legislatures choose Senate candidates – GreenwichTime

Attorney General Greg Zoeller says a “soft repeal” of the 17th Amendment would revive the idea that U.S. senators are ambassadors of a state’s government and not free agents.

CBS News President David Rhodes (Inadvertently) Exposes Obama’s Benghazi Lie | The Burning Truth

“Now we don’t think that’s going to last, as far as it being about the people we lost and the unfolding situation which is pretty remarkable in our life time. Our government thinks that, you know, there’s a really good chance this was not just a spontaneous mob reaction to what some thought was an offensive film but actually a coordinated effort timed to the 9/11 anniversary.”

Family of Dead Armed Robber Speaks Out Against CCP Holder Who Shot Him & Calls For Stricter Gun Laws | The Daily Caller

The family of an armed robber is speaking out after surveillance video was released of their family member committing an armed robbery.

New plan… let the IRS do your taxes for you! « Hot Air

Why not let the IRS do our taxes for us? Liberal wunderkind Ezra Klein (formerly of the Washington Post and now of was pushing this new idea a few weeks ago.

Narrow win for $28M Concord schools plan | Local – Home

The final vote was 1,967 to 1,887 (51%-49%).

School referenda pass in Elkhart County – South Bend Tribune: News

Voters in Elkhart County approved three school referenda on Tuesday.

Indiana voters oust three – South Bend Tribune: Politics

Three incumbent Indiana legislators have lost their re-election bids in the Republican primary, while some others won tough races.