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Imagine that! Recycling Big Charity as a hospital; shoddy Freret Street brick work

The federal government began its first partial shutdown in 17 years at midnight Monday ET, as House Republicans continued to insist that a temporary spending bill needed to keep the government open be tied to restrictions on ObamaCare.

Both Rep. Steve Scalise and Sen. David Vitter describe the Affordable Care Act as a “train wreck.”

State Education Superintendent John White thinks his movement has to make some changes to survive. He’s addressing a policy forum at the pro-charter American Enterprise Institute on Tuesday at noon, “taking school reformers to task,” the institute says.

The event will be streamed live on the institute’s website and on NOLA.com. Attendees will be tweeting with the hashtag #FixingK12.

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About Mark Moseley

Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and the Federal Flood he helped create the Rising Tide conference, which grew into an annual social media event dedicated to the future of New Orleans.