Donnie Dukes, special education teacher in Prince George’s, being placed on leave


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Donna Montgomery, chief executive officer at Options Public Charter School, arrives at the school.

A special education teacher in Prince George’s County is being placed on administrative leave after school officials learned Wednesday that he pleaded guilty to overbilling the District for bus rides that his company never provided to students.

Donnie Dukes, who previously worked as a compliance officer in the District and operated a student transportation business, admitted on Wednesday that he charged the city for $300,000 worth of rides that were never given.

Dukes, who also previously worked as a principal of Options Public Charter School, was hired in Prince George’s in August 2012. Dukes works at Parkdale High School in Riverdale Park, school officials said. >>> Read more Washington Post

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Parkdale High School in PGCPS District is affected by Options Public Charter School fiasco in Washington DC.

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Marco Rubio: Medicare, Social Security ‘Weakened Us As People’, Made Us Lazy

on May 25, 2011

Senator Marco Rubio penned an op-ed in Thursday’s Miami Herald called “Why We Must Save Medicare.” In this video, Senator Rubio details that op-ed further and elaborates on his goals for the program.

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Wouldn’t it be great if our schools had all the money they need and oil companies had to hold a bake sale to fund their tax loopholes?

Sen. Rodney Tom and his Republican caucus have refused to close the Big Oil tax loophole, so we decided to act. On Monday, we held a bake sale at the Capitol with a goal of selling 59 million brownies and cookies – enough to make up for the $59 million our schools lose to the Big Oil tax loophole.

The response from progressive legislators and activists at the Capitol was incredible. In the end, we raised $247 for the Education Legacy Trust Account, which unfortunately leaves our schools  $58,999,753 short. We could bake a lot more cookies, but it would be easier for the Senate to close the Big Oil tax loophole and devote the funding to our schools.

Oil companies like BP and Shell are some of the most profitable in the world. They don’t need our taxpayers dollars. Our kids’ classrooms do. Will you share this graphic to spread the word about closing the Big Oil tax loophole?