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Animal Rights Activist Make FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Terrorists List

This morning’s Wall Street Journal opinion page features a chilling reminder of why the War on Terror encompasses more than just overseas militants. The FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Terrorists list, it turns out, includes one domestic zealot from the animal rights movement.

Oregon scientist Michael Conn and ethicist James Parker write that the federal fugitive, named Daniel Andreas San Diego, epitomizes the radical view that animals’ lives are more important than those of people. And, they add, al Qaeda has some competition in the bomb-making department:

U.S. JUSTICE DEPT STUDY INDICATES ZERO TOLERANCE POLICIES MAY HAVE AN ADVERSE EFFECT ON STUDENTS

http://www.seraph.net/services/school-safety-and-education-management/

public-schools-zero-tolerance SERAPH School Services

A recently published research brief by Child Trends, “Multiple Responses, Promising Results: Evidence-Based, Non punitive Alternatives To Zero Tolerance,” suggests that zero tolerance school discipline policies have not been proven effective by research and may have negative effects, making students more likely to drop out and less likely to graduate on time. Instead, the brief recommends the use of non punitive disciplinary action, such as behavior interventions, social skills classes, and character education.

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