AM Update 6/21/12
7:53 am
Thu June 21, 2012

AM Update: Health Care Decision Expected, New Education Website, 'Police Games' in Austin

Supreme Court Health Care Decision Expected

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act possibly as soon as today.

The controversial law is the Obama administration’s most touted accomplishment. President Obama calls it "the most important piece of social policy since the Social Security Act in the 1930s, and the most important reform of our health care system since Medicare passed in the 1960s."

The heart of the debate is whether it is constitutional for the federal government to mandate Americans to purchase health insurance. Should Americans choose not to buy the insurance they will have to pay a penalty. The penalty costs less than the insurance, which causes some to question its effectiveness.

 ‘Share My Lesson’ Website Launched

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and TSL Education CEO Louise Rogers will present a new education resource website today to a group of educators in San Marcos today.

The website, sharemylesson.com, is a platform for educators to share teaching resources and innovate ideas. The website already has over 180,000 resources.

Some of the resources are dedicated to helping teachers meet the English and math “Common Core Standards.” which have been adopted by 46 states and the District of Columbia. Texas has yet to adopt the Common Core Standards.

Texas Police Games Under Way

 

The Texas Police Games begin today in Austin.

This year’s games is hosted by the Travis County Sheriff’s Office and is hosted by the Texas Police Athletics Association. The games feature basketball, flag football, softball, soccer as well as K-9 events.

The event runs through Sunday, June 24. You can learn more at texaspolicegames.org.