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Education (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • What We’re Watching: Gov. Scott Walker on Improving Education

    05/29/2015 4:31:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Education Next ^ | May 29, 2015
    Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker spoke about improving education at a conference at Harvard University in July 2012 on Learning from Improving School Systems at Home and Abroad: International and U.S. State Trends in Student Performance. The conference was hosted by Harvard’s Program on Education Policy and Governance. Governor Walker spoke about the reforms he put in place in Wisconsin which gave local school districts the ability to make better decisions for their students while effectively managing their budgets. Click here for the complete video from that conference and here for videos from individual panels. Gov. Walker's...
  • The “Renaissance” of Bill Ayers

    05/28/2015 1:23:07 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 19 replies
    Ayers was one of three keynote speakers at a major conference organized by a consortium of schools of education at some 30 or so middle sized universities called The Renaissance Group. Ayers was given the only keynote luncheon speaker spot at the conference. The two morning keynote speakers were none other than Arne Duncan, the Secretary of Education – and former foe of Ayers (and Obama) in the Chicago School Wars, and Undersecretary of Education Martha Kanter. A major theme of the Renaissance organization is finding ways to educate the “New American Student,” as described in a statement published a...
  • What the heck is going on with Wisconsin public education?

    05/28/2015 9:52:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 28, 2015 | Valerie Strauss
    What is the Wisconsin Legislature trying to do to public education in Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s state? State Superintendent Tony Evers has gone on record accusing lawmakers of moving toward new legislation “that erodes the basic foundation of Wisconsin’s public school system.” How? By legislature efforts that include refusing to spend more money on public education for the first time in more than 20 years while while giving millions of dollars more to expand a private voucher program, slashing higher education funding, and weakening licensing rules for teachers.
  • Democrat propagandist Ken Burns reminds us of how self-absorbed liberals are

    05/27/2015 10:28:20 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/27/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Recently, documentary film maker Ken Burns was the commencement speaker at a college graduation. As he spoke he reminded us that liberals are always angry and dissatisfied with America and never pass up a chance to say so. Here are some random thoughts about his speech. Among other subjects in a predictable assortment of tripe, Burns essentially apologized for being White as he stood with a smug, self-assured look while hitting his applause lines. His apology represents a favorite liberal ploy of giving away something that they don’t own. My right to apologize or not apologize for something is mine...
  • Will the races ever sit down, shut up, and listen to each other?

    05/27/2015 8:50:19 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/27/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    It was a while ago that our Attorney General, the one and only Eric Holder, claimed that our country was a bunch of “cowards” for not wanting to discuss issues of race. I am willing to discuss them. And contrary to the opinion of race baiters and progressive, grievance mongers, I won’t bow to the narrative they have developed over the past seven years. Most Americans believe race relations in this country are bad and deteriorating. In my lifetime I have not had any difficulty with someone of another race. Perhaps that is because I was in the military for...
  • Affluent School Districts Don't Guarantee Better Academic Performance

    05/26/2015 10:10:47 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/20/2015 | Anne Schieber
    Some parents in affluent Michigan school districts may be surprised to learn the local school isn’t just failing to give their kids a leg up, it’s holding them back. New research shows that a number of Michigan schools in middle- to upper-income areas are underperforming on state and national proficiency exams. In eighth-grade math, for example, 58 percent of Michigan students failed to score at the proficient level on the National Assessment for Education Progress. “We’re trying to lift the stone so parents can see what is underneath,” said Lance Izumi of the Pacific Research Institute. Izumi, along with Alicia...
  • Ethnic Minorities Deserve Safe Spaces Without White People

    05/25/2015 1:06:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 107 replies
    The Huffington Post's Canada The Blog ^ | May 18, 2015 | Aeman Ansari, fourth year jouralism student
    Last week The Ryersonian reported on an incident that involved two first-year journalism students who were turned away from an event organized by Racialized Students' Collective because they are white. Since then there has been a lot of commentary on the piece and a lot of debate -- a lot of the criticism is valid. There are two sides to the story: 1) the media has a right to attend public events and report on matters that are in the public interest. The student media needs to cover initiatives that are happening on campus so that we draw attention to...
  • Desperate for attention, female children go topless at U of C San Diego

    05/23/2015 10:21:21 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/23/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    After another long school year at the University of California San Diego, students are exhausted from their “Peruvian Folk Dance” finals and the watermelon toss contest. Most of the gang has gone home to Mom’s basement. But a few females who have nowhere to go have succumbed to the boredom of their “arduous” life and found a novel way to spice things up. “What to do?” they ask themselves. Then one of the less attractive females pipes up and says, “Hey let’s take off our tops and run around demanding something!” “Great idea, I’ve been wanting to catch the eye...
  • Democrats Seeking Pell Grants for Inmates at the Expense of the Law Abiding

    05/23/2015 8:59:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Red Statements ^ | May 23, 2015 | Steven Ahle
    Six democrats are seeking to grant Pell Grants to inmates in prison. They claim that it will make them desirable applicants to companies when they get out of prison. Hey liberals, believe it or not companies aren’t clamoring for graduates of Stu’s University online even if they haven’t knocked off a bank or raped small children. So, why would these cons be employable? Of course, if they were to take computer classes they might stop mugging senior citizens and join the growing identity theft industry. It’s also important to know that there is not an endless pool of money in...
  • In need of assistance in debate about Socialism

    05/21/2015 10:57:10 AM PDT · by youngphys01 · 106 replies
    So I am in a debate with colleagues about the future of capitalism and socialism and they are claiming that with the rise of automation, capitalism will fail as an economic system and the only way to prevent mass starvation and severe poverty i to implement all of the socialist ideas of Obama, Elizabeth Warren, Nancy Pelosi and others and do it now. The idea is that with the rise of automation technology, any job that depends on manual labor and repetitive actions will simply be gone and tons of construction and other jobs will disappear. And so there will...
  • Today’s “micro-aggression” is the 1940’s “no soap radio;” it’s all a put on of weak minded people

    05/20/2015 8:52:59 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/20/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Way too many college campuses are turning out people who spend their time trying to draw some meaning from their poor education. They believed Obama’s lies and thought that just attending college would be their ticket to a career. Now that graduation time is here again this year’s crop of under educated dimwits is learning how wrong they were. They have spent their college years studying things like Peruvian folk dancing and now they are shocked that no one wants to hire them because their degree is useless. Some of these misguided children have turned to a new type of...
  • The Slow Death of Common Core

    05/20/2015 7:24:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/20/15 | Al Caruba
    Common Core teaches collectivism—socialism—and degrades various elements of education from math to English to science Think about the major policy undertakings of the Obama administration over the past six and a half years. It began with a “stimulus” that wasted trillions in the quest of generating jobs, but did little to nothing in achieving that goal. That was followed by ObamaCare which most agree has been a disaster for the nation’s healthcare sector and, finally, Common Core, a one-size-fits-all testing program intended, we were told, to improve learning standards in the nation’s schools. The only thing it has achieved is...
  • Stupefying Generations of Americans

    05/19/2015 8:53:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/19/15 | Al Caruba
    Crimes of the Educators: How Utopians are Using Government Schools to Destroy America’s Children I used the verb “stupefying” to describe a long process in our nation’s schools that has produced several generations of Americans, dumbed down and resulting in more than half who are functionally illiterate, nor can do math, and, as a recent headline reported “Student’s Results in Social Studies Stagnate.” “U.S. middle-school students’ performance on social studies didn’t improve much between 2010 and 2014, federal test scores released Wednesday (April 29) show, underscoring concerns about the uniformed citizenry and workforce.” When it comes to U.S. history, the...
  • Watch: Michelle’s Race-Baiting Shredded By Black Guy Who Gives Her A Must-See History Lesson

    05/19/2015 5:53:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | May 18, 2015 | B. Christopher Agee
    Watch: Michelle’s Race-Baiting Shredded By Black Guy Who Gives Her A Must-See History Lesson VIDEO B. Christopher Agee May 18, 2015 at 2:32pm In a recent installment of Zonation, host Alfonzo Rachel reacted to Michelle Obama’s recent commencement address at Tuskegee University. As Western Journalism reported, the first lady used the forum to spread a message of victimhood among black graduates. “I’m disappointed that the students at Tuskegee University didn’t get up and walk out on Michelle Obama’s speech,” Rachel said. “It’s like the graduates spent all that time at the college and didn’t learn anything worth a hard donut.”
  • Making Sense of Today's World

    05/18/2015 7:56:41 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 10 replies
    5/18/15 | Yomin Postelnik
    Maybe someone can explain this. Making sense of this can't be easy. The question is whether or not it can be done and even greater, whether it should. How did society come to a point in which a person can sue for forced abortions on minority children and be lauded as an advocate? Isn't this something that anyone on the most basic of levels, and I'm talking real basic over here, should find loathsome and disgusting? At the same time, a person who says that the life of a potential or developing baby is worth more than that of a...
  • School voucher proponents pull out boxing gloves, welcome Scott Walker

    05/18/2015 2:48:43 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 18, 2015 | Jenna Johnson
    NEW ORLEANS — The American Federation for Children, which wants a dramatic expansion of charter schools and voucher programs, picked a boxing theme for its annual policy summit this week. Red boxing gloves became table centerpieces at the opening lunch Monday. Panel titles included "Knocking out yesterday's education models" and "Training parents to win the fight." And the first keynote speaker was Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a likely Republican presidential contender who is best known for aggressively fighting and weakening his state's education labor unions..... ....Wisconsin is home to the nation's first modern voucher system. The state adopted legislation in...
  • Local Union Bolts State Union

    05/18/2015 1:11:55 PM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/11/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Clerical workers and classroom assistants at an intermediate school district headquartered in Cadillac have voted to decertify the Michigan Education Association local as their exclusive bargaining unit. The 60 members of the Educational Support Personnel Association of the Wexford-Missaukee Intermediate School District will form their own independent union, according to the current president of the union local. “This is not an anti-MEA decision,” said Deb Kasza, the president of the support personnel local, in an email. “We would like to have more autonomy and to keep our money to do things for our members and our community. We are proud...
  • Rutgers Freshman Victimized by Insufficiently Diverse Mascot

    05/18/2015 8:42:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/18/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    According to the Rutgers Daily Targum, freshman Emmet Brennan helped author a bill “…to create black, Latino, Asian, and third-gender mascot friends to accompany the school’s original “Scarlet Knight” mascot adopted in 1955.” “Our mascot does not represent how diverse we are as a school,” decided Brennan after he “…noticed the mascot’s fair skin and blue eyes while working as a press box server during the university’s football games.” Katie Park, writing for the Daily Targum, tells her readers: After taking issue with the mascot’s complexion, Brennan began collaborating with student Mohamed Asker who currently serves as the SA’s student...
  • Conservatives on Campus “have to be smarter, better prepared”

    05/18/2015 1:32:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | May 17, 2015 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    “because it’s you against a lot of people” – My appearance on The Craig Silverman Show (Aurora, CO) I appeared on Saturday, May 16, 2015, on The Craig Silverman Show on 710 KNUS in Aurora, Colorado. The conversation covered my background, what it means to be a conservative on campus, the anti-Israel boycott movement, the Pope on a Palestinian “state,” the Pew Poll on Christians, and the fate of Christians in the Middle East. On Ted Cruz at Harvard Law School: “When you’re going to be political at a place like Harvard Law School, you have to be better than...
  • Enough…I’m tired and you should damn well be too

    05/17/2015 10:10:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/17/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    I think back on the days of my childhood, days when all the kids in the neighborhood I lived in would get together for a game of stickball. All colors, all nationalities, everyone would play. Some better than others, but everyone would play until our mothers called us home at dark for dinner. The only break would come when the ice cream truck came by, and if someone didn’t have the dime for ice cream, someone else would buy it for them. Times have changed, but the basic principles of how I was brought up have stuck with me. It...
  • My 2015 Commencement Address

    05/17/2015 9:42:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/17/15 | Al Caruba
    The best I can do is to wish you good luck. You’re going to need it. All manner of people are giving commencement speeches to students graduating from colleges and universities these days. It is doubtful that any will be remembered because the prospects of students depend in large part on the economy into which they are entering, the majors they pursued, their individual ambitions, and capacity for hard work. Then, too, there’s dumb luck which often plays a role. For those graduating this year, my profound sympathy because the economy could not be much worse short of being declared...
  • Call it 'gender fluidity': Schools to teach kids there's no such thing as boys or girls

    05/16/2015 2:15:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 15, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    One of the nation’s largest public school systems is preparing to include gender identity to its classroom curriculum, including lessons on sexual fluidity and spectrum – the idea that there’s no such thing as 100 percent boys or 100 percent girls. Fairfax County Public Schools released a report recommending changes to their family life curriculum for grades 7 through 12. The changes, which critics call radical gender ideology, will be formally introduced next week. “The larger picture is this is really an attack on nature itself – the created order,” said Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council. “Human beings...
  • The Real Battle

    05/16/2015 6:27:24 AM PDT · by Shery · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 16 March, 2015 | Bruce Walker
    As America enters again into the pretense of political presidential battles, it is important for conservatives to grasp that the real battle is not a particular election or, indeed, any elections, but the war leftism wages on America and its Judeo-Christian values. It is a war with skirmishes and ambushes every day in every aspect of public life. The enemy is not a corps of professional politicians, but rather a cadre of tenured professors, bureaucrats protected from the merit system, executives and managers running communications and entertainment corporations, public school teachers and administrators, professional “advocates” for notionally oppressed groups, lawyers...
  • Colleges just won’t take responsibility for teaching their child-like students how to act in public

    05/15/2015 11:38:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/15/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Is there any sanity or decency left on our college campuses? Isn’t there one of these fake “intuitions of higher learning” where the adults who draw a paycheck for running them feel an obligation to blow a whistle, stop the recess and correct the children whose parents are supporting both of them? It’s difficult to find a college where the foolishness of its poorly educated students is discouraged let alone stopped. The people running some of our biggest and most influential colleges and universities have stepped aside and walked away from their OBLIGATION to teach. When I taught at the...
  • Why Unions Hate School Choice

    05/15/2015 11:07:18 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 16 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/14/2015 | Jack Spencer
    Conventional public school districts may covet the taxpayer dollars that follow a student when parents choose to enroll their child in a Michigan "public school academy" — also known as a charter school. But that isn’t the only motive behind the intense political campaign aimed at limiting the number of public charter schools, or even shutting them down altogether (see the Abed amendment). Union efforts to maintain the flow of school employee dues might be an even stronger motive. For teacher unions and those politically and financially dependent on them, charter schools represent a significant threat. In academically failing school...
  • Will ‘Equal Opportunity’ Thugs Outlaw Reading To Your Kids At Home?

    05/15/2015 10:50:16 AM PDT · by IChing · 30 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 5/15/15 | Donald Joy
    Over a year ago, I posted a column here titled “Why Equal Opportunity Is Immoral And Wrong.” http://clashdaily.com/2014/02/equal-opportunity-immoral-wrong/ As I expected, my message sailed over some readers’ heads. Multiple commenters weighed in with the typical, programmed response: “Well, it’s bad to try to force equal outcomes — but guaranteeing equal opportunity is good and right, and what our system is about,” etc. Wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong. I had tried to explain that if the doctrine of equal opportunity is really applied in principle, some third-party entity (government, of course) would by necessity always have to step in to...
  • God isn't making Transexual children, lib-left politics is

    05/15/2015 8:00:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/15/15 | Judi Mcleod
    It's time to rescue children from all adult games justified under the spirit of the social engineering of out-of-whack lib-left politics. It wasn't God who made Honky Tonk Angels, as the 1952 jukebox blared it. Nor is it God making Transexuals of the children of the day. Loose morals made Honky Tonks from bar flies. It's a politically correct fueled pop culture behind the sudden rush to Transexual Transformation.
  • Sex Education Today

    05/14/2015 10:23:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/14/15 | Al Caruba
    There is no knowing what they are learning, for good or ill, in school In the 1940s and ‘50s, what passed for sex education was literally about the birds and bees as metaphors for inception and child birth. The emphasis was on waiting until marriage to engage in sex. There were instructional books with a mostly medical orientation to the information they provided but whether they could be found in the schools is anyone’s guess. Somehow that generation (and earlier ones) managed to learn enough about sex to engage in it within the context of a society that regarded sex...
  • Detroit Public Schools Gave 8 of 10 Teachers Highest Rating Despite Being Nation's Worst District

    05/13/2015 2:14:34 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 38 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/12/2015 | Tom Gantert
    When Gov. Rick Snyder recently proposed creating a new school district organization to serve Detroit schoolchildren, he cited a “lack of educational success” and “failing academics” and pointed out that Detroit is the “nation’s lowest performing urban school area.” However, the Detroit Public School district's most recent evaluations of its own teachers paint a picture of success in 2013-14. The district gave 8 out of 10 teachers the highest evaluation possible — “highly effective.” Full email response from DPS Spokeswoman Jennifer Mrozowski. Starting with the 2011-12 academic year, school districts have been required by state law to report on their...
  • Zenith Education Group lays off 131 people at Thornton call center (Colorado)

    05/13/2015 12:02:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Denver Business Journal ^ | May 11, 2015 | Caitlin Hendee, digital producer & social engagement manager
    Zenith Education Group, a Minnesota-based provider of career-school training and operator of Everest College campuses in metro Denver, is laying off 131 people at its Thornton call center. "We had a reduction in the student population and we are merging some call centers to the one located in Tampa," said Zenith spokesperson Krissy Humenesky, referring to a call center at an Everest college in Florida. Zenith, an affiliate of ECMC Group Inc., last December entered into a deal with Corinthian Colleges to take over 56 Everest and WyoTech campuses in 17 states across the country, including Colorado. Earlier this month,...
  • Detroit Education Overhaul Would Cost Other Schools $50 Per Student

    05/13/2015 10:49:07 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/11/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Gov. Rick Snyder says his vision of new Detroit public school system does not represent a bailout because it doesn’t ask for more taxpayer dollars. But one study says that school districts around the state will have to chip in $50 per pupil, which some superintendents aren’t happy about. Snyder has proposed creating a new “Detroit Education District” to operate all public schools in the city. Alongside of this entity, the current Detroit school district would be retained in a purely administrative role for the purpose of paying off the massive debt it has accumulated. Money to service the debt...
  • Governor's Plan to Fix Education in Detroit May Threaten School Choice

    05/13/2015 7:50:58 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/13/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan to revitalize schools within the city of Detroit has school-choice advocates concerned about potential threats to school choice in the city. Charter school advocates fear that Snyder’s plan creates a bureaucracy with the authority to stop the growth of charter schools or even shut them down if different political leadership put anti-charter board members in charge. The governor’s plan calls for the old Detroit Public Schools to be kept in existence for the administrative purpose of paying off the district’s debt. DPS has $483 million in operating debt and a combined capital and bond debt of...
  • University Report: A Room Full of White People Is a Microaggression

    05/12/2015 11:04:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The National Review ^ | May 12, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    Apparently, just being in certain rooms is a microaggression. According to a new report released by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, just “walking into or sitting in” a classroom full of white people is a microaggression in itself. “Students of color reported feeling uncomfortable and unwelcomed just walking into or sitting in the classroom, especially if they were the only person of color, or one of a few,” stated the report, which designated the experience a microaggression. “People do not necessarily say I do not belong, but I feel as if I do not when I am in a...
  • The Trouble with Limits

    05/12/2015 2:32:26 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 3 replies
    Front Porce Republic ^ | May 12, 2015 | James Matthew Wilson
    Modern persons have a problem with limits, three in fact. They want every good thing to be unlimitedly available for their desires, and scarcity is taken for a cause of fear and anxiety. Hence, “sustainability” is our new environmental shibboleth. They cannot perceive limits, in the sense of ends or purposes, and so they consider thinking about such things at worst as stupefying “imponderables” and at best as expressions of subjective taste. Hence, a Republican Senator doubts the legitimacy of funding the National Endowment for the Humanities “Big Questions” grants program, on the basis that nobody knows the meaning...
  • Illegal Strike by Detroit Teachers Shuts Down 18 Schools

    05/12/2015 12:47:56 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 15 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/11/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Hundreds of Detroit public school teachers broke the law Thursday when they skipped school to protest Gov. Rick Snyder’s announcement in Lansing proposing an overhaul of the Detroit public school system. The action caused 18 Detroit public schools to close and more than 12,000 students to miss a day of classes. The action is considered a strike, which is illegal for government employees in Michigan, according to Patrick Wright, senior legal analyst for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Source - Detroit Federation of Teachers website. On the Detroit Federation of Teachers’ website, the union urged all DPS employees to...
  • Mom: The Millennial in your basement is a member of the Socialist Army

    05/12/2015 7:51:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 69 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/12/15 | Judi Mcleod
    Mama's me-first millennials There’s no longer any doubt about it, that 30-something son surfing the ‘net in his underwear in Mama’s basement, only coming out to join the latest protest is a face-mask-wearing, sworn member of the Democrats’ Brave New World. That his heroic grandfather sacrificed his life in World War II leaving him the lifestyle of careless ease he leads down in the basement means nothing to Mama’s me-first millennials. The howling of the Fabian wolf lured him over to the other side when he was still chewing bubblegum in Grade School and nothing you say’s ever going to...
  • Happy Mother's Day from Ted Cruz

    05/10/2015 6:10:35 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 15 replies
    www.tedcruz.org ^ | May 10, 2015 | Ted Cruz
    Happy Mother's Day from Ted Cruz! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4SD7KLqOWc
  • Educational Standards Demanding Hard Work Called Discriminatory[semi-satire]

    05/10/2015 10:27:13 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 May 2015 | John Semmens
    California’s Pacific Educational Group (PEG) denounced educational standards that require students to study and work hard in order to graduate as “discrimination against Black students.” PEG co-chair Kenneth K. Knowlton asserted that “Blacks are less likely to respond to fundamental ideas like working hard to achieve success, or being on time for school or work. The notion that such attitudes ought to be instilled in every student is a racist endeavor that seeks to submerge this vital subculture.” “What’s more, the contention that hard work is a key to success is belied by reality,” Knowlton maintained. “A significant segment of...
  • The Education Emancipation

    05/09/2015 4:15:58 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 6 replies
    Self | 5/9/15 | Me
    In my proverbial day, long after the Industrial Revolution but before Kim Kardashian bottomed out the Bell Curve, kids were not coddled nor were they allowed to act like disrespectful, uncouth derelicts in our nation's classrooms. If students gave teachers attitude or let alone cursed – that vulgarity which is commonly tolerated today – they were immediately sent to the office and admonished without refrain. If you refused to leave, or God forbid continued to be a disruptive force, someone would drag you out by your ear and kick your “suspended” ass to the curb; no second thoughts, no regrets,...
  • Debt-Free College? Democrats Learn the Wrong Lessons from Obamacare

    05/08/2015 1:25:37 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 8, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Hillary Clinton, Marty O’Malley, Liz Warren, and other 2016 Democrat candidates for the presidency are apparently trying to differentiate themselves from the real-world economics of Republicans by returning to the tried-and-true method of promising to rob Peter to pay Paul, while giving the impression that YOU don’t have to worry, because, dear voter, YOU’LL never be Peter. The latest method is in capitalizing on the headlines about crippling college debt by setting "debt free college" as their goal. Now, as far as that goes, it’s a perfectly worthy goal. “Pay as you go” living has always been the responsible advice...
  • 3 Tips to Raising a Youth Athlete in Era of Entitlement

    05/08/2015 10:10:47 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 11 replies
    ProScoutSports LLC blog ^ | May 8, 2015 | Todd Starowitz
    About two years ago, Kristen Welch, a mommy blogger and author, wrote an article Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World. The post (linked here: http://wearethatfamily.com/2013/03/raising-grateful-kids-in-an-entitled-world/) was extremely well written and it received a lot of attention as it struck a chord with many readers. In today's ProScoutSports LLC blog (www.proscoutsports.com), we will explore some of the aspects in Kristen's article as they relate to youth sports. In a world that consistently tells our children that they are entitled to everything they want, exactly when they want it, how can we parents best propagate a spirit of selflessness and gratitude...
  • California educational group insists Black culture does not include working hard being and on time

    05/08/2015 9:39:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 45 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/8/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Of course this group is based in San Francisco – where else? If this were 1915 rather than 2015, the positions taken by the Pacific Educational Group (PEG) would be properly attributed to the Klu Klux Klan. Even today if any “unapproved of” group said these things the media would ride in with their keyboards blazing to destroy anyone who even whispered what this liberal think tank is saying out loud. PEG uses what it calls Courageous Conversations to say the things it does; but it’s still idiotic. PEG tells teachers that Blacks are, “…less likely to respond to fundamental...
  • The gutter politics of sex education in public schools

    05/08/2015 7:46:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/08/15 | Judi Mcleod
    If parents can't rescue their children from the indoctrination of public schools, we're headed down a dead end road as the march of Marxism through Western society will never be interrupted Dick and Jane, who used to teach children to read from the 1930s through to the 1970s in the United States, are no more. Wiped out from life in education, they’ve been transcended in class by the transgendered and other members of the LGBT ranks, who now become societal firsts. It’s a fast moving world, one in which the ideal of sending children to learn ‘readin’, writin’ and ‘rithmatic’...
  • School Lunch: Opting Out is Not an Option

    05/06/2015 11:36:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    US News & World Report's Eat & Run Blog ^ | April 28, 2015 | Chef Ann Cooper
    All children, regardless of their circumstances, deserve safe, nourishing and delicious school meals.One of the best ways to help district nutrition programs as they transition to healthier food is to buy school lunch for your children. When I talk with parents about school food, many are so disappointed in the options their schools provide that they’ve simply opted out. They pack their children’s lunches every day, giving up on their school’s nutrition program as a lost cause. I understand and support parents who insist their children eat healthfully and responsibly. My dream is a nation in which all food –...
  • Unbelievable surveys given to children in Massachusetts -- and schools across America

    05/05/2015 7:54:08 PM PDT · by massmike · 69 replies
    Across Massachusetts – and across America – thousands of schoolchildren are given sexually graphic, psychologically intrusive surveys by the public schools without parents’ knowledge. These surveys also ask youth to reveal their criminal activity, personal family matters, and other intimate issues. This is done in the public middle schools and high schools during school hours. At best, parents are told about the surveys in vague terms, but are rarely allowed read them beforehand. The surveys are “officially” anonymous and voluntary. But they are administered by the teacher in a classroom and (according to teachers we’ve talked to) there is often...
  • Public School Serves Burned Burritos Covered in Melted Plastic

    05/05/2015 1:31:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 5/5/2015 | Dave Blount
    After Big Government has consolidated control of healthcare it will inevitably move on to food. For an idea of what this will entail, look to public schools, where food is already provided by the government: Several students and parents shared photos of their recent disgusting cafeteria lunch at West Virginia’s Philippi Middle School.They featured … severely burned burritos covered in melted plastic. Don’t worry. Local educrats say it won’t happen again: “I am aware of the situation that happened in Philippi Middle School regarding lunch and on behalf of the Board of Education and myself I extend an apology to...
  • Fix Disparities in Public University Funding

    05/05/2015 6:00:54 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/3/2015 | Jarrett Skorup
    There has been a lot of talk recently about closing the foundation allowance gap between K-12 school districts in Michigan. This gap effectively ranges from $7,251 to $8,099 per pupil. But what about closing the funding disparity among Michigan public universities? The gap is huge: Funding for the state’s 15 public universities ranges from $2,747 to $11,561 per student. The bulk of federal funding universities in Michigan receive is in the form of Pell Grants, which are awarded to students based on their financial need which they use for the school that they wish. Other federal funding comes via grants...
  • Baltimore 2013. Teacher rips pupils: They defecate on desks, steal, assault, set fires, trash school

    05/04/2015 7:00:58 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08.01.2013 | G. Kane
    "Regarding your recent editorial, 'How to end the killing,' your last paragraph made me want to vomit. 'No doubt, Baltimore needs effective police and prosecutors, ample drug treatment, better schools, and more economic opportunities.' "I have taught in the Baltimore public school system for the past two decades. What we need is better students. We have many excellent teachers. I cannot count the number of students who have physically destroyed property in the schools." "They have trashed brand new computers, destroyed exit signs, set multiple fires, destroyed many, many lockers, stolen teachers' school supplies, written their filth on the...
  • Pro-Israel Student Group Meets Opposition from Jewish Leadership

    05/04/2015 8:08:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/04/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    Student-organized event faces enemies from within and without the Jewish community. On Thursday, April 23rd, courage, contempt and cowardice collided during a pro-Israel campus event called “iFest” that took place at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). In the middle of the festivities, the president of the student group Anteaters for Israel (AFI), which organized the three-day event, was berated and brought to tears by the president of the Jewish Federation of Orange County (JFOC), who was among the iFest attendees. According to AFI leadership, the incident affirmed that the organization’s decision to purposefully disassociate from the JFOC due to...
  • Where is W talking to students without TOTUS

    05/04/2015 6:26:45 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 7 replies
    Need your help Freepers. Where is the picture of GW Bush talking to a student assembly with just a microphone? That pic used to come up with google images immediately when you tried searches like: Bush talking to Students. Bush vrs Obama talking to students Ect. What has happened?