The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward
Navigating the seas of state government can be challenging. There are times when you just want to “abandon ship” and swim to shore without a life
preserver. If you are a skilled swimmer, maybe you survive the sharks. In state government, the storms come and go with the political winds.
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I did not “join” the Society. I didn’t even know what it was—it sounded like an exclusive club. Kathy Wilbur, Maine’s school health guru, cornered
me at a CDC meeting and said, “You have to join the Society.” Peer pressure at its best! I joined, I stayed, and I learned. Society members shared a
In April of 2010, our Open Government Task Force assembled the Department’s first comprehensive Open Government Plan. Two years later, we’ve met many of our objectives and started new initiatives since the first 2010 release. This is our April 2012 update to our Open Government Plan.
Below you will find the original 2010 plan in an entirety. You may notice that the original text may list activities in the future tense. This release provides 2012 updates to the original plan in two sections. New initiatives are listed with “NEW for 2012” headings. Each of the original initiatives has a “2012 Update” box below each listing. We’ve chosen this format to make clear distinctions for the 2012 additions as well as 2012 updates to our original initiatives.
In summary for 2012, we are pleased to announce our three new flagship initiatives:
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“A social fact is every way of acting, whether fixed or not, which is capable of exercising an external constraint on the individual; or, which is general throughout a given society, whilst having an existence of its own, independent of its individual manifestations” (Durkheim  2004:50).
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Honduras is approximately 1000 miles southwest of Miami and has a mainly mountainous area of 48,200 square miles. To the North it has a large coastal line with the Caribbean sea and to the South it enjoys a small access to the Pacific. Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, got its tongue twisting name from the ancient Nahuatl language, and translated means “silver mountain” In effect, Tegucigalpa came to being during colonial times as a mining center. “Tegus” as its inhabitants affectionately call it, is a mix of an old colonial city that has turned into the modern capital of Honduras. San Pedro Sula is called the industrial capital of Honduras. 80% of all industrial parks are within 20 miles of the city. The coastal city of Ceiba and El Progresso are the third
Educating children is one of society’s most important functions. As a result, there is a robust area of law dedicated to education. Education law is particularly fascinating because it constantly seeks to strike balances: the balance between ensuring each child receives a standard education, while maintaining a parent’s right to decide what her child should learn; the balance between maintaining student safety, while respecting individual constitutional rights; the balance between accommodating students with disabilities and strict budgetary concerns; and the balance between giving teachers job security and intellectual freedom, while ensuring that they competently educate their students. This section has articles with in-depth information on education law for parents, teachers, student, and school administrators.
Choice and Compulsory Education
Education law is governed by the states. Every state requires all its children to be educated. For most students, this means that parents must send their students to an accredited public, private,