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  • The Death Throes of Common Core

    03/25/2015 11:36:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/25/15 | Alan Caruba
    No way to know when Common Core will die or whether No Child Left Behind will suffer a similar fate but the trend nationwide is obvious. Parents, teachers, schools and districts want the federal government out Americans are learning the hard way that the federal government should not be permitted to impose one-size-fits-all standards to education. It was never intended to play a role in education and the absence of any mention in the Constitution is proof enough that education was intended to be supervised by the states where the school districts, schools, and parents are closest to the process....
  • Meet 5 Award-Winning Teachers Who Reject Common Core

    03/24/2015 6:02:00 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 3/23/2015 | Joy Pullmann
    ... “New Day” anchor Alisyn Camerota asked Atwell, “What do you say to kids out there that are trying to figure out what they want to do when they grow up and might be considering teaching?” “Um, honestly, right now I encourage them to look in the private sector,” Atwell replied. “Because public-school teachers are so constrained right now by the Common Core standards, and the tests that are developed to monitor what teachers are doing with them. It’s a movement that’s turned teachers into technicians, not reflective practitioners. And if you are a creative, smart young person, I don’t...
  • Common Core: pliant proletariat workers for crony capitalist corporations

    03/23/2015 10:57:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/23/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    If you want to transform American students into pliant proletariat workers for crony capitalist corporations, Common Core is the way to indoctrinate them into the collectivist utopian mindset During a late evening visit to our local restaurant, I witnessed a progressive middle-aged couple pleading with their young child to give up a toy she had taken from her playmate’s home. As they were arguing back and forth, loud enough for the entire restaurant to hear, all I could think of was, why bring a small child so late to a restaurant and, for God’s sake, isn’t anybody in charge of...
  • School achieves huge bump in graduation rate by just passing everyone

    03/23/2015 10:48:12 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 23,2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Looks like somebody may have finally come up with a better system than Common Core. John Dewey High School in Brooklyn, New York was having a lot of trouble with their numbers. Not enough students were graduating, and that’s bad for business. But rather than messing around with the tedious business of trying to motivate the students and their parents or examine how effective the teachers actually are, they clearly had one of those, wow, I could have had a V-8 moments. In 2009 they were only graduating 56% of their students. But by 2013 – just five short years...
  • VIDEO: Fifth-grader brings AZ state senator to tears as he critiques Common Core

    03/23/2015 9:49:51 AM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 23 replies
    EAGnews.org ^ | 3/23/15 | Brad McQueen
    PHOENIX, Ariz. – Fifth grader Aaron Bencomo brought the Arizona Senate Education Committee to tears as he testified in support of HB2190, a bill to end Common Core in the Grand Canyon state. With his mom Kristi sitting to his left beaming with pride, Aaron decimates the “one size fits all” Common Core standards detailing how they are destroying his love of leaning as they ignore kids’ unique learning needs for the sake of conformity. I dare you not to tear up as Aaron cites from the Declaration of Independence to support his desire for the adults in the room...
  • Rand Paul’s Passive-Aggressive Trolling Campaign

    01/06/2015 8:13:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 5, 2015 | Olivia Nuzzi
    RandPAC is trolling other potential GOP contenders early and often with the help of Google ads—and Chris Christie and Rick Perry just might be next. When former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced in mid-December that he would “actively explore” running for the Republican presidential nomination, curious parties took to Google to learn more about him. While they were there, many of them were greeted by another politician’s name at the bottom of the page—one they hadn’t searched for. “Join a movement working to shrink government. Not grow it,” read one of the ads, placed by RandPAC, the political action committee...
  • New wave of Islamic immigration planned for U.S. (Some call it open invitation for jihadists)

    03/22/2015 6:53:18 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    WND ^ | March 22, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    The number of students graduating with STEM degrees already far exceeds the number of STEM jobs available but powerful interests in the business community are pushing Congress to allow more foreign skilled workers into the country. Congress is considering new immigration laws that would flood the U.S. with “guest workers” from the Middle East and Asia, a plan some are calling an open invitation for jihadists to walk right through America’s front door. Critics say lawmakers – including top Republican leaders – are playing with fire and could jeopardize national security with the proposals to double or even triple...
  • Common Core's cyber spies

    03/21/2015 11:20:33 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/21/15 | Stephanie Simon
    Bent over their computers in Salt Lake City, a dozen cyber sleuths scan the vast reaches of the Internet for contraband. Only, they’re not hunting traffickers of drugs or sex. It’s standardized testing season across the U.S. — and they’re on the lookout for student tweets about the tests. The web patrol team works for Caveon, a test security company charged with protecting the integrity of new Common Core exams developed by the publishing giant Pearson. To that end, they’re monitoring social media for any leaks about test questions. News of the surveillance broke this week, sparking a firestorm. The...
  • Common Core Claims of High Quality Not Valid

    03/21/2015 11:22:27 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/21/2015 | Ze’ev Wurman
    When Common Core was launched in 2009, it was promised: “These standards will be research and evidence-based, internationally benchmarked, aligned with college and work expectations and include rigorous content and skills.” Is Common Core internationally benchmarked? Does Common Core actually promote practices that are similar to those of high achieving countries that are likely to result in improved achievement of American students? Are the Common Core standards aligned with college expectations?
  • ZINN EDUCATION PROJECT AUTHOR: ‘A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF MUSLIMS IN THE UNITED STATES’ (Hurl)

    03/17/2015 7:01:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 16, 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Among the news items at the radical Zinn Education Project this month is a post highlighting the work of Alison Kysia, author of “A People’s History of Muslims in the United States: What School Textbooks and the Media Miss,” part of the Zinn Education Project If We Knew Our History series. The Zinn Education Project supports the use of revisionist historian Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States in middle and high school classrooms throughout the nation. Like Zinn’s A People’s History, the Zinn Project emphasizes “the role of working people, women, people of color, and organized social...
  • Diversity has been given a bad name by “progressives” and their minions in Academia

    03/19/2015 8:04:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 19 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/19/15 | Jerry Todd
    “You Still Have ‘White Privilege’ Even if you ‘Survived a Nazi Concentration Camp’ ” This extraordinary claim, that “it doesn’t matter what hardships you’ve had to face, you still have white privilege,” was directed to husband and wife survivors of Nazi tyranny by Robin DiAngelo, Professor of Multicultural Education at Westfield State University. With a scholarship in Social Justice Education and Whiteness Studies, DiAngelo teaches courses in Multicultural Teaching, Inter-group Dialogue Facilitation, and Cultural Diversity & Social Justice. It is to progressive thinkers and holders of powerful educational credentials like Professor DiAngelo that Jerry Todd has directed his response today....
  • Why Our Children Don’t Think There Are Moral Facts

    03/03/2015 12:09:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 2, 2015 | JUSTIN P. MCBRAYER
    What would you say if you found out that our public schools were teaching children that it is not true that it’s wrong to kill people for fun or cheat on tests? Would you be surprised? I was. As a philosopher, I already knew that many college-aged students don’t believe in moral facts. While there are no national surveys quantifying this phenomenon, philosophy professors with whom I have spoken suggest that the overwhelming majority of college freshman in their classrooms view moral claims as mere opinions that are not true or are true only relative to a culture. What I...
  • Why Our Children Don’t Think There Are Moral Facts

    03/03/2015 4:35:14 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/2/15 | Justin P. McBrayer
    What would you say if you found out that our public schools were teaching children that it is not true that it’s wrong to kill people for fun or cheat on tests? Would you be surprised? I was. As a philosopher, I already knew that many college-aged students don’t believe in moral facts. While there are no national surveys quantifying this phenomenon, philosophy professors with whom I have spoken suggest that the overwhelming majority of college freshmen in their classrooms view moral claims as mere opinions that are not true or are true only relative to a culture. What I...
  • In Resignation, Oklahoma Teacher Blows Whistle on Common Core

    03/18/2015 3:47:20 PM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    The New American ^ | March 17, 2015 | Alex Newman
    In a scathing resignation letter about the issue, Oklahoma City math teacher Juli Sylvan blasted the controversial Common Core standards and exposed numerous serious problems with the Obama-backed scheme — including the fact that it is being quietly implemented in apparent defiance of state law. Among the most troubling elements, according to Sylvan — a veteran teacher with more than two decades in the classroom — is the data-mining of children, which she said she is not willing to facilitate. However, the problems with the administration-promoted national school standards are much more wide ranging. From using ineffective teaching methods and...
  • Jeb Bush, Pearson, PARCC, and your kids’ privacy (Common Core)

    03/18/2015 8:33:28 AM PDT · by shortstop · 9 replies
    Michelle Malkin Web Site ^ | 03/17/15 | Michelle Malkin
    Last week, Jeb Bush was in New Hampshire, pressing on with his sordid campaign to delude conservatives into swallowing Common Core and massive, unfettered immigration policies. He has fashioned himself a champion of the American worker, even as he pompously pushes Gang of Eight amnesty as the “adult” plan in the room. And he has fashioned himself a champion of “school choice,” even as he zealously crusades for failed Fed Ed rackets and data-mining schemes masquerading as “higher standards.” The condescending Bush attitude is familiar to grass-roots activists and parents in Florida and across the country who have fought Club...
  • Common Core Teaches a Big Fat Lie

    03/17/2015 2:25:43 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 21 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 3/17/15 | Steve Berman
    The Left has its own Da Vinci Code, a secret woven into the fabric of its power, shrouded by layers of intrigue, and defended to the death by secret societies pledged to its eternal preservation. Here it is, exposed: Science = TruthPhilosophy = Opinion And it’s as wrong today as it was in Plato’s day. If the fictional Robert Langdon stumbled onto the Church’s hidden legend in Dan Brown’s novel, then all-too-real associate professor of philosophy Justin McBrayer, has vitiated the Left’s Necronomicon in his New York Times piece, “Why Our Children Don’t Think There Are Moral Facts.” As a...
  • Common Core Test: Only "Right-Wing Political Groups" Deny the Holocaust

    03/17/2015 10:04:23 AM PDT · by rightistight · 24 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/17/15 | Aurelius
    A parent is outraged at one of the questions he saw on a 10th grade history exam. The parent has since posted the question online, writing, "Schools are insinuating conservative deny the holocaust. This is directly from a high school exam:" "This is from a 10th grade history class," the parent wrote. "The "correct" answer is E.
  • Superintendent Confirms Common Core’s Pearson Spying on Kids’ Social Media Accounts

    03/15/2015 9:45:09 PM PDT · by null and void · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Mar 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The superintendent of the Watchung Hills Regional High School District in New Jersey has confirmed that she sent an email to fellow superintendents Tuesday about her concern that education publishing giant Pearson is “monitoring” children’s social media accounts for possible leaks about the Common Core-aligned PARCC tests.
  • Arkansas Mom Exposes Common Core For The Nightmare It Is

    03/14/2015 5:07:07 PM PDT · by kindred · 70 replies
    http://amac.us ^ | 03/10/2015 | Tom Hinchey
    Karen Lamoreaux addressed the Arkansas Board of Education in December 2013 to discuss the negative effects of Common Core on the local students. Mrs. Lamoreaux said that she represented more than 1,100 parents, educators, and taxpayers of Arkansas “who have very serious reservations about the Common Core initiative.” The mother of three children accused the board of falling for the same empty sales pitch that Common Core would be a “set of rigorous, college-ready internationally bench-marked standards that prepare our kids to compete in a global economy.” Mrs. Lamoreaux instructed the members of the school board to participate in a...
  • Jeb Bush Slams Obama, Republicans in New Hampshire [Demands DHS Funding & Common Core!]

    03/14/2015 10:30:04 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 13, 2015 | Elliot Smilowitz
    March 13, 2015 Jeb Bush Slams Obama, Republicans in New Hampshire By Elliot Smilowitz Jeb Bush lobbed attacks at both President Obama and Congressional Republicans in an appearance in Dover, N.H. “Pass a budget for crying out loud,” the Republican former governor of Florida said, slamming members of his own party. “Let the process work again. That’s what’s missing.” Speaking to a standing-room-only crowd at a party in the home of Fergus Cullen, the former chairman of the New Hampshire GOP, Bush signaled his displeasure with the February battle over Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding that nearly led to...
  • Pi Day Special: Common Core for the Common Man

    03/14/2015 8:09:27 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-14-2015 | MOTUS
    As a special Pi ("Ď€") Day tribute to Common Core math, IÂ’ve developed a little CC story problem for you to solve: Air Force Won leaves Washington D.C., flying west at 540 miles/hour. On board are Big Guy, TOTUS, twenty-one (21) SS Storm Troopers and the Beast (not that one, the car).Thirty (30) minutes later, Air Force Won Too leaves Washington D.C. flying west also at 540 miles/hour. Air Force Won Too is carrying the other Beast, 2 Hollywood makeup/hair artists, six (6) frock changes, three (3) MILSPEC containment structures and a bakerÂ’s dozen SS Storm Troopers. If Lady M...
  • Bush Says He Has ‘Backbone’ on the Common Core

    03/14/2015 7:25:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 14, 2015 | Jonathan Martin and Patrick Healy
    Jeb Bush, making his first visit to New Hampshire as a likely presidential candidate, implicitly criticized his Republican rivals for the nomination for changing their positions on difficult issues. Discussing his support for the Common Core education standards, which are viewed unfavorably by many Republicans, Mr. Bush said, “you don’t abandon your core beliefs” just because a position appears unpopular. “The way I’ve sorted it out is: I think you need to be genuine, I think you need to have a backbone. I think you need to able to persuade people this is a national crisis, this is a national...
  • Bush tells New Hampshire he won’t change views to win votes

    03/13/2015 5:49:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 13, 2015 6:20 PM EDT | Philip Elliott and Kathleen Ronayne
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told skeptical voters Friday that he would not soften his views on immigration or education to win their backing. On his opening foray into New Hampshire for his likely campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, Bush challenged voters here to spend time learning about the issues and avoid shrill partisan sniping. He said “facts don’t matter” to some of his critics and told his first political audience in the state in 15 years that true leaders do not shrink from their beliefs for political expediency. Bush, the brother of one president and the son of...
  • Indian bride walks out of wedding when groom fails math test

    03/13/2015 10:35:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    AP ^ | 3-13-15
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  • California board moves to accommodate new Common Core test

    03/11/2015 5:03:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 11, 2015 7:34 PM EDT | Christine Armario
    The California Board of Education has suspended the state’s school accountability system for one year to give teachers and students time to adjust to new standardized tests aligned with the Common Core standards. The board voted at a Wednesday meeting in Sacramento not to produce an Academic Performance Index for the 2014-15 school year. The index uses student results on statewide tests to rank schools and to identify those that need improvement. …
  • An Arkansas Mom Stands Up Against Common Core. Just One Question She Asks Takes 108 Steps to Answer.

    03/11/2015 10:52:12 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 66 replies
    Independet Journal Review ^ | 03/11/2015 | Kyle Becker
    The Common Core testing standards, not passed through state legislatures and forced upon schoolchildren without parental consultation or consent, are obviously a subject of much debate.An Arkansas mom encapsulated just how brazen the manner of implementing these standards was when she confronted the Arkansas State Board of Education and questioned how well the testing was preparing kids for college.The mother, Karen Lamoreaux, represented fellow educators and a total of 1,100 people by her count, when she spoke before the board in December 2013. She laid out a case of why the standards were so ill-conceived, and at one point elucidated just how absurd it is to teach around...
  • Jeb Bush Retrofits Facts of Common Core To Boost Conservative Credibility

    03/09/2015 8:20:16 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/09/2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    During his latest trip to Iowa, Jeb Bush worked to drum up support for a potential run for president. His struggle to win over the conservative grassroots of the GOP, however, was shown yet again in an op-ed in the Washington Post, in which he attempted to turn both the Common Core standards initiative and a potential reauthorization of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) into strongholds of federalism.
  • Teacher admits he wrote Common Core to end white privilege

    03/09/2015 6:59:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/08/2015 | Patricia L. Dickson
    A professor at Granite State College and chair of the history department at the Derryfield School in Manchester, New Hampshire admitted to writing the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts in order to end white privilege.  According to the response heard on the video, Dr. David Pook shocked the audience at an event at New Hampshire Institute of Politics when he made the following statement: The reason why I helped write the standards and the reason why I am here today is that as a white male in society I am given a lot of privilege that...
  • Vanity: You can take a PARCC practice tests here!

    03/09/2015 6:30:37 AM PDT · by goodwithagun · 11 replies
    I thought FReepers might want to see these tests for themselves. The link and instructions are in the first comment. I also included the link to Ohio's AIR social studies and science tests. Freshmen have missed seven school days to take these tests, and they will miss more for final testing the end of April and the beginning of May.
  • Barron’s AP Test Prep Guide: Clarence Thomas Is A Fascist In League With KKK [PHOTOS]

    03/08/2015 9:42:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/8/15 | Eric Owens
    The latest version of a top-selling study guide for the Advanced Placement European History exam explains the French Revolution with a chart which identifies Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as a fascist and pairs him with the Ku Klux Klan.“Barron’s AP European History” (7th edition) makes the claim, intended for consumption by American high school students, on page 168. The chart attempts to compare modern American political affiliations with the various factions involved in the French Revolution. The chart moves politically from left to right.The far right of the chart is labeled “fascist.” The authors demonstrate modern-day “fascists” by pairing “Clarence...
  • COMMON CORE KIDNAPPING: Parent Calls 911 After Public School Won’t Release Kid From Test

    03/08/2015 9:43:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/8/15 | Eric Owens
    Supporters of Common Core have encountered a public relations nightmare recently thanks to technical glitches, student boycotts and a slew of irate parents who are refusing to allow their children to sit for standardized tests. However, last week marked the first time officials at a taxpayer-funded school have allegedly attempted to confine a student for a Common Core standardized test after her parent arrived on campus to remove the child from class. The incident occurred at Brookshire Elementary School in Winter Park, Fla., reports the Orlando Sentinel. The unidentified mother showed up at Brookshire Elementary to pick up her daughter...
  • Scott Walker's shifting position on the Common Core education standards

    03/07/2015 8:48:35 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 39 replies
    Journal Sentinel Politifact Wisconsin ^ | January 16th, 2015 at 3:35 p.m. | Tom Kertscher
    Abruptly and unmistakably, Gov. Scott Walker stated a position on what nationally had become a contentious issue among conservatives: the Common Core education standards. His one-sentence announcement on July 17, 2014 read: "Today, I call on the members of the state Legislature to pass a bill in early January (2015) to repeal Common Core and replace it with standards set by people in Wisconsin." Previously, Walker’s position had not been so stark. Later, after his State of the State speech on Jan. 13, 2015, it became even less clear.    All as Walker embarks on a second term and, increasingly,...
  • Anti-Common Core activists keep up push to get parents to 'opt out'

    03/07/2015 6:51:54 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 1 replies
    Newsday ^ | 03/07/2015 | WILL JAMES
    Teachers and parents gather to discuss state testing, use of test scores in teacher evaluations and the possibilities of students opting out, at a community education forum at the Port Jefferson Village Center in Port Jefferson on Saturday, March 7, 2015.
  • Parent calls 911 after public school refuses to release child (wouldn't take Common Core test)

    03/07/2015 8:39:22 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    Education Action Group ^ | 03/07/2015 | Kyle Olson
    WINTER PARK, Fla. – A Florida parent was forced to take drastic measures when her public school refused to release her child during a dispute over standardized testing.Jacqui Myers says another mother with a child at Winter Park’s Brookshire Elementary School called her after she arrived at the school to opt her fifth-grade daughter out of standardized testing related to the Common Core national standards initiative.“They’re not giving me my child, can you help?” the mother told Myers.Myers, the mother of a first grader, is active in a group working to opt children out of state tests and was at...
  • THE BETRAYAL PAPERS, PART III OF V: OBAMA’S SCANDALS AND ASSAULTS ON FREEDOMS EXPLAINED

    03/07/2015 4:52:11 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 4 replies
    BEAR WITNESS CENTRAL ^ | March 6, 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Purge of Military Officers and Christianity: Over the past several years, the U.S. military has been purged of hundreds of high ranking officers. Many of these dedicated military officers were dismissed based on trivial offenses. Occurring simultaneously is a purge of Christianity, indeed even Bibles, from the U.S. military. Anti-Police Protests: In conjunction with the militarization of DHS, state and local law enforcement have been targets of the Obama administration and Eric Holder’s Department of Justice. This anti-police agenda culminated last summer with riots in Ferguson, Missouri and violent protests New York City. Among the most prominent groups involved in...
  • 2016 prospect Jeb Bush defends Common Core school standards

    03/06/2015 8:29:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 6, 2015 11:19 PM EST | Thomas Beaumont
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Friday night he is standing by his support for the Common Core school standards rejected by a segment of the GOP’s most conservative members, including other potential presidential candidates. “Raising expectations and having accurate assessments of where kids are is essential for success, and I’m not going to back down on that,” Bush said during a congressional fundraiser in suburban Des Moines. […] Deflecting questions about why some potential GOP presidential prospects have shifted on the issue, Bush told reporters after the event: “I know what I believe. I believe in higher standards that...
  • Common Core Rebellion: Thousands of High School Students Walk Out Nationwide Over Test

    03/06/2015 5:46:30 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    Restoring Liberty - Joe Miller ^ | 03/06/2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Students across the country are required to take an annual Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC test, which is aligned with Common Core standards. For students in New Mexico, scoring on PARCC exams determine 50 percent of their grade.Connor Guiney and Anna Bentham-Grey appeared on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” and admitted they were surprised by the size of the walkout at Highland High School in Albuquerque . . . “We thought maybe 100, or 150 would come out. But by the end of the day we had over 300 people and that was...
  • New Hampshire bill requires cursive, multiplication tables

    03/05/2015 4:48:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 5, 2015 6:06 PM EST | Kathleen Ronayne
    As schools adopt new education standards and rely more on computers in the classroom, a group of New Hampshire senators want to make sure the basics of learning cursive and multiplication tables don’t get left behind. “You definitely need to teach typing and keyboarding and all of that, but kids do need to be able to sign their names, they do need to be able to read the Founding Fathers documents,” said Republican Sen. Nancy Stiles, the main sponsor of a bill that would require public schools to keep teaching both. “(Cursive) is an art and a skill that shouldn’t...
  • Betrayal Papers Part 3: Obama’s Scandals and Assaults on Freedoms Explained

    03/04/2015 9:01:26 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 11 replies
    Right Side News ^ | March 4, 1015 | Betrayal Papers
    Last week was part 2, this weekThe Betrayal Papers Part I – Under Obama: U.S. Captured by the Muslim Brotherhood, presented a picture of a conspiracy that is manipulating the American government. Part II – In Plain Sight: A National Security “Smoking Gun” named several people in the Obama administration who have documented associations to Muslim Brotherhood front groups and the State of Qatar. This article will explore the deliberate strategy of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Obama administration to cripple the middle class and to steer the American economy, as well as identify, to the extent possible, their role...
  • Bipartisan Common Core Opposition

    03/03/2015 9:45:16 AM PST · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 2, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Contrary to popular belief, aka news media coverage, opposition to the Common Core education reforms of President Obama is stretching across party lines. “The Democratic Party in the state of Washington just passed a resolution condemning Common Core,” Emmett McGroarty said last Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Bear in mind, this is the same state Democratic party that consistently endorses far-Left candidates such as U. S. Senator Maria Cantwell. McGroarty works with the American Principles Project. Forty-five states originally signed onto Common Core, Sabrina Schaeffer of the Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) pointed out. Schaeffer moderated the panel...
  • Oregon first-grader humiliated by school’s punishment after being 1 minute late to class

    03/02/2015 4:34:26 AM PST · by bryan999 · 197 replies
    The family of an Oregon first-grader is outraged that his school forced the boy to sit by himself during lunch as punishment for being late. The boy’s grandmother, Laura Hoover, took to Facebook to protest his retribution with photos of Hunter sulking into a cardboard wall blocking his view of a cafeteria bustling with his peers. “His momma’s car sometimes doesn’t like to start right up. Sometimes he’s a couple minutes late to school. Yesterday, he was one minute late,” Hoover wrote. “This is what his momma discovered they do to punish him.” His mother, Nicole Garloff, came to check...
  • Silicon Valley Panic: China Demands NSA-Like Access and Control (ChiCom Patriot Act on Steroids)

    02/28/2015 11:26:26 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    SputnikNews.com ^ | 02/28/2015
    Silicon Valley is in a panic following an announcement that China is considering sweeping counterterrorism legislation. The law would require tech companies to provide the Chinese government with NSA-like access to private data, terms the industry may be forced to accept if they want to do business in the world’s most populated country. The Edward Snowden revelations about the American spying apparatus have numerous impacts. One of the latest is a decision by the Chinese government to terminate contracts with a number of major US-based technology brands. This could stem from news that the NSA installed spyware into the products of major US technology companies, thus using these brands...
  • Melinda Gates’ claim to not fund abortion is ‘outright deception’: pro-life group

    06/13/2014 6:22:51 PM PDT · by topher · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Fri Jun 13, 2014 19:54 EST | by Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 13, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- The claim by Melinda Gates, a Catholic, that the multi-billion dollar Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation does not fund abortion is "an outright deception," says Father Shenan J. Boquet, president of Human Life International. Gates has made headlines in recent days after she wrote June 2 that the foundation "has decided not to fund abortion."
  • Bill Gates Reveals Family Goes to Catholic Church: 'It Makes Sense to Believe in God'

    03/17/2014 6:02:02 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 71 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 3/14/17 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Bill Gates, the richest man in the world, revealed in a recent interview that his family goes to a Catholic church and that religious morality inspires a lot of his charity work. He also shared his personal thoughts on God and the biggest issues facing the world today. "The moral systems of religion, I think, are super important. We've raised our kids in a religious way; they've gone to the Catholic church that Melinda goes to and I participate in. I've been very lucky, and therefore I owe it to try and reduce the inequity in the world. And that's...
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Does Not Fund Abortion, Melinda Reveals

    06/08/2014 1:16:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/08/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Philanthropist Melinda Gates revealed that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the most charitable private foundations in the world, does not fund abortion. "I understand why there is so much emotion, but conflating these issues will slow down progress for tens of millions of women. That is why when I get asked about my views on abortion, I say that, like everyone, I struggle with the issue, but I've decided not to engage on it publicly – and the Gates Foundation has decided not to fund abortion," Gates wrote earlier this week, reflecting on a recent overseas trip....
  • Watch Bill Gates Test A New Machine That Turns Poop Into Clean Water

    01/06/2015 1:51:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/06/2015 | Rob Price
    YouTube/thegatesnotesBill Gates has taken to his blog to discuss the latest project from the philanthropic Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: a machine that transforms human waste into clean water and electricity. According to Gates, at least 2 billion people worldwide don't have access to adequate sanitation, with human waste often polluting the water supply and remaining untreated.The "Omniprocessor" aims to help with this problem. Its development is led by Seattle-based engineering firm Janicki Bioenergy.The machine extracts water from sewage that's piped in or delivered to the facility. The dry sewage is then incinerated to generate steam, which powers the entire...
  • Bill Gates: From stinky poop to fresh water – Omni Processor

    01/08/2015 9:29:26 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 61 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 7, 2015 | By Joseph Lamy
    Bill Gates and friends have developed a simple system to convert human feces into electricity, fresh water and pathogen-free ash – and no stink! In a quest to find a way to end the tragic death of more than 700,000 children annually from drinking bad water, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has sponsored a variety of waste treatment programs in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Janicki Bioenergy develops and manufactures a variety of sizes of this system. It uses the combustible biomass (roughly 20% of the feces) to heat mass quantities to ~2000 degrees Fahrenheit. The super-heated steam from...
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Fund Gun Control Initiative, While Living With Armed Guards…

    11/03/2014 12:08:55 PM PST · by Robwin · 31 replies
    Dc Gazette ^ | 08/26/14 | Dc Gazette
    <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, have donated $1 million to a Washington state campaign seeking to expand gun control measures in Washington state, bringing their coffers up to nearly $6 million dollars.</p> <p>The large donation comes on the heels of fellow Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s $500,000 donation earlier this month. Also last week, venture capitalist Nick Hanauer donated an additional $1 million, bring his total donation to the campaign to nearly $1.4 million.</p>
  • The NRA P***ed Off the Wrong Nerd Genius

    09/16/2014 1:38:15 PM PDT · by RC one · 68 replies
    It was reported Monday that Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and incredibly wealthy guy, and with his wife, Melinda, have given $1 million to Initiative 594 in Washington state. The ballot initiative, if passed by voters on November 4 (and it currently enjoys overwhelming support), will require universal background checks for all firearm purchases in the state.
  • Bill Gates Is Going Up Against The NRA

    08/27/2014 7:42:12 AM PDT · by blam · 46 replies
    BI - VentureBeat ^ | 8-27-2014 | Gregory Ferenstein
    Gregory Ferenstein, VentureBeat August 27, 2014Bill Gates is opening up his considerable piggy bank in Silicon Valley’s fight against the National Rifle Association. The Microsoft billionaire donated $1 million to Initiative 594, which will require criminal background checks for firearm sales. Gates joins a long line of high-profile activists in the fighting the powerful gun lobby. Michael Bloomberg’s plans post mayoral duties include large campaigns for gun control. Noted Facebook investor Ron Conway has made gun reform his signature political cause, championing hackathons to prevent gun violence and spearheading a venture project for innovative anti-violence technology. For Gates, this may...