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    Book Discussion on Multiplication Is for White People

    Lisa Delpit contends that recent public education reform efforts, from No Child Left Behind to the proliferation of charter schools, have failed to assist African-American students and address an achievement gap. The author of "Multiplication Is for White People": Raising Expectations for Other People’s Children contends that black students are not being engaged in the classroom and encourages teachers to re-imagine their curriculum and to reach out and establish real connections with their students. She responded to questions from members of the audience in the Langston Room of Busboys and Poets at 14th and V in Washington, D.C.

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    Government Fraud, Abuse, Waste, and Inefficiency

    Government officials testified at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) report on government operations that were high risk due to their vulnerabilities to fraud, abuse, inefficiency, and mismanagement. Topics included the allegations of targeting conservative political groups by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

    Between panels, House Oversight Committee Chair Chaffetz and Ranking Member Cummings talked about the photographs hanging on the walls and the stories behind them. They include photos of postal workers, the civil rights movement, and troops in Afghanistan.