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Education (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • SPLC Bringing Destructive Liberal Agenda to YOUR School

    10/13/2012 12:07:31 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 5 replies
    American Clarion ^ | October 11, 2012 | Bob Ellis
    My buddies at the Leftist hate group Southern Poverty Law Center are once again pushing their dark agenda, this time at our school children. Shelli Hodgkins and Jerry Erickson of Sioux Falls brought this to my attention earlier today. It seems SPLC is peddling a liberal program to schools across the country, and Wakpola Elementary in Hartford as well as Howard Elementary School have bought it. Mr. Erickson says O’Gorman Junior High in Sioux Falls had signed up for it, but have since dropped it after its true nature was brought to their attention. The alert below went out recently...
  • How the NEA Could Really Help Solve the Issue of High-Need Teachers

    10/12/2012 8:00:17 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/11/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    The National Education Association — the largest union in the country and parent to the Michigan Education Association — announced a plan recently to offer $500,000 in grants for new teachers in science, technology, engineering and math. Calling for more STEM teachers, students and workers is en vogue right now with political leaders from President Barack Obama to Gov. Rick Snyder on down. But if the union and political leaders really want more and better teachers in those areas, they could do something very simple: Stop pushing for single-salary schedules that force public schools to pay high-need teachers the same...
  • Why Statewide Education Policy Fails

    10/12/2012 5:52:14 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/10/2012 | Audrey Spalding
    Calumet is more than 500 miles away from Lansing. Trust me — I recently drove up to Michigan's nearly most northern point. Had I started in Detroit instead of Midland, the drive to Calumet would have taken more than 10 hours. During this trip, the notion of drafting statewide policies to govern places as different as Midland, Calumet and Detroit seemed increasingly absurd. State officials who have begun to call for increased vocational training could look to Calumet High School for ideas. Calumet is near Michigan Technological University, enabling its students to collaborate with Michigan Tech students on vocational projects....
  • Linsays Technical Books' Last catalog Is Out

    10/11/2012 6:01:13 PM PDT · by djone · 8 replies
    "Exceptional technical books for xperimenters,inventors, tinkerers, mad scientists, and "Thomas-Edison-types." I'v enjoyed these books and reading his catalog for years and today received the last catalog because he's going to retire...Solar energy, home foundry. machine shop work, metal working, house building, Radio experimenter, old industrial manuals, reprints of forgotten books. .....more... Many humorous
  • Romney-shirt girl gives up on Philly schools

    10/11/2012 1:08:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 11, 2012 | Regina Medina
    SAMANTHA PAWLUCY, the Port Richmond teen embroiled in a high school controversy over her T-shirt choice, will no longer attend Charles Carroll High School, her attorney and her father confirmed Wednesday. "She's totally uncomfortable. She doesn't want to go back there," said Richard Pawlucy, the student's father. He and his wife, Kristine, also pulled their two other daughters from the school. Samantha wore a pink Romney/Ryan T-shirt to Carroll High on "Dress Down Day" nearly two weeks ago. Her geometry teacher, Lynette Gaymon, asked her to leave the class and wondered why she was wearing a Republican top at a...
  • Frontline Interview of Tom Topolinski, former Obama classmate and "Choom Gang" member

    10/10/2012 11:05:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    PBS's Frontline ^ | October 11, 2012 | Jim Gilmore
    Talk a little bit first about Punahou, the school you guys went to -- what it was like, what it looked like, how you guys all ended up there, what the environment was like. Yeah, to me, Punahou represented the best of students that had potential. It was a very high-standard type school. I do remember that even as kids we were always thinking about, man, I'd really want to go to Punahou because that is the cat's meow. It seemed as though everybody who was anybody had a kid in there or two. … How about Barry Obama? How...
  • How much has government indebted you? Find out here.

    10/09/2012 6:02:57 PM PDT · by wewillnotcomply · 1 replies
    Special interest groups have long been working with the government to get more and more resources, helping to increase our national debt. Just how much of our debt do you now owe? You can find out in seconds by visiting this site.
  • Drugged for Social Justice

    10/09/2012 11:40:27 AM PDT · by eagleye85 · 4 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | October 9, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    Social justice theories have invaded the medical profession and Dr. Michael Anderson has a unique take. The New York Times highlights today the work of a doctor who considers prescribing Adderall a mark of social justice on behalf of poor students, giving them a leg up in an unequal society. The Times then goes on to cite sources who blame limited school funding and large classrooms for increasing ADHDdiagnoses. “Dr. [Michael] Anderson’s instinct, he said, is that of a ‘social justice thinker’ who is ‘evening the scales a little bit,’” reports Alan Schwarz for the New York Times. “He said...
  • Black faith leaders announce campaign goal to strip 25 percent of black vote from Obama

    10/09/2012 11:29:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 9, 2012 | Caroline May
    Unhappy with President Barack Obama‘s support of same-sex marriage, a group of African-American faith leaders have announced a campaign aimed at stripping 25 percent of the black vote that went to Obama in 2008 (95 percent). The newly formed nonprofit group, God Said, will begin targeting voters in Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Florida with television and radio advertising, as well as a grassroots campaign to encourage people to consider the gospel when they enter the voting booth. “The black community is among the most religious in America and we are offended that President Obama has announced his support...
  • California Education Officials Violate Education Code Section 7054

    10/09/2012 8:26:47 AM PDT · by 92nina · 2 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-10-04 | Matt Blumenfeld
    During the course of California Gov. Jerry Brown’s campaign for Proposition 30, the estimated $6 billion income and sales tax hike on the November ballot, school officials throughout the state have been warning students through letters, emails, rallies, and word of mouth that the passage of this ballot measure is essential and necessary for the continuation of the California educational system as it currently stands. While school officials are allowed to voice their personal opinion on an issue outside of their professional role, they are not allowed to lobby students or their parents on ballot measures using educational funds, as...
  • School Districts Dodging Health Care Cost Savings

    10/08/2012 9:31:45 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/6/2012 | Tom Gantert
    On the day before a state law mandated that school districts pay no more than 80 percent of teacher health care costs, the Flushing Public School Board signed off on a two-year union contract that forced taxpayers to pay up to 90 percent of those costs. Flushing is one of a number of school districts that signed multi-year deals that spared its teachers from having to contribute more to their health care as required by Public Act 152. That law, which took effect Jan. 1, allowed a hard cap of $15,000 for districts to pay on health care costs for...
  • $90 Million Price Tag to Prop Up Iraqi Education Bureaucrats

    10/06/2012 4:01:38 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 15 replies
    U,S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Oct. 6, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    A $90 million contract to build up the Iraqi national education bureaucracy has been awarded to the Washington, D.C.-based firm Creative Associates International, which likewise will be tasked with the standardization of teacher training systems across that nation. As U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor reported earlier this year (April 16, 2012), the U.S. Agency for International Development launched the Arabic-themed USAID/Ajyal (“generations”) initiative to bring about “systems improvements to deliver quality instruction and safe learning environments.” The program will pay special attention to “expanding educational opportunities for girls, and other vulnerable populations and minorities so that they might enjoy higher...
  • President Obama - Ladies Man, Adored By Single Young Females

    10/06/2012 3:46:58 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 77 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 10/06/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    Is it the way he jogs up to the Presidential podium, as his  fists bounce together  in perfect timing? Is it his slim figure decked out in high-end designer, Hart Schaffner Marx (Yes, Marx, no kidding) suits that gets the attention of  contraceptive hungry young ladies? Maybe, its Obama's hanging with the in crowd like the Limp Pimp, Jay Z/Beyonce, or George Clooney. Why does one of the Judd girls (Naomi?) fawn over him? Eva Longoria loves him, according to a recent commercial,  and she, if anyone, knows a good man, or should I say she has known a number of...
  • Election Voter’s Guides, Conservative Values?

    10/06/2012 2:49:31 PM PDT · by EaglesNestHome
    I like to make informed decisions about candidates, but sometimes it is difficult to sift through sound bites, propaganda and media bias. What do the individual candidates really stand for, and what is their record? It is especially difficult finding any local information about judicial races. I spent long hours looking for voter’s guides, with specific information to make informed election decisions. One helpful resource is Citizens for Community Values (CCV), http://www.ccv.org/resources/election-information/ .Who is CCV? “Citizens for Community Values (CCV) exists to promote Judeo-Christian moral values, and to reduce destructive behaviors contrary to those values, through education, active community partnership,...
  • Millennials Largely Oppose Affirmative Action

    10/06/2012 6:38:59 AM PDT · by eagleye85 · 7 replies
    Eagleye Blog ^ | October 6, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    With the Supreme Court due to consider Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin this coming week, cases for and against affirmative action have been dominating the education news cycle. The progressive Century Foundation recently issued a report arguing that the Supreme Court will likely greatly restrict racial preferences in college admissions. Instead, argue the liberal authors, it’s time to use class-based admissions policies and other indirect ways to create “diversity” on campus. You can read my recent blog entry, “Racial Preferences Under Review,” for more details on this Supreme Court case and The Century Foundation’s proposals. A recent poll...
  • A Crash Course in Getting Hired at the Next Facebook

    10/05/2012 6:46:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 4, 2012 | Kathryn Hawkins
    A free six-week program for recent college graduates and career-changers helps students get the chops to land jobs at innovative startup companies. To Ian Markowitz, a recent graduate of Bentley College, his Boston Startup School instructors' request sounded like a simple errand. "They asked the sales class to go out and get lunch for all 72 students in the program," he says. Then came the catch: They weren't allowed to spend any money. In what would become a daily task, Markowitz and his fellow students sought out local restaurants to donate lunch to their hungry classmates. Though the task seemed...
  • Dead Patriot Films Assaulted Reaches Funding Goal

    10/05/2012 6:31:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    kickstarter.com ^ | 5 October, 2012 | marktwain
    The Kickstarter web site shows that Dead Patriot Films has reached its funding goal for "Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire" This has the potential to become an iconic film about how California is and has historically deprived its citizens of the right to keep and bear arms. The goal for pledges to start the project was $65,000. That goal was reached nine hours ago. Current pledges stand at $71,140.
  • Getting Their Message Out

    10/05/2012 5:44:36 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 2 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 10/4/2012 | Richard Williams
    In recent years, we've seen an increase in the number of articles and blog posts comparing Confederate soldiers to Nazis. It is an intellectually dishonest comparison with ideological and political motivations. Those promoting such an interpretation should be pleased with this bit of news . . .
  • Schooled: Classmate of both candidates stumped by debate outcome

    10/04/2012 6:06:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Daily ^ | October 5, 2012 | Mara Gay
    The man who went to school with both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney and predicted the president would "smoke" the Republican nominee says he is dumbfounded by Obama's poor showing in the first debate. "I'm surprised. I was shocked, actually," Sidney Barthwell, a district court magistrate in Michigan who attended Cranbrook with Romney and Harvard Law School with Obama, told The Daily. "That was not the Barack Obama I’ve seen through the years. I’m thinking the man might have had the flu or something." Barthwell, who has remained friendly with both candidates over the years and is staying neutral in...
  • Teacher Likens Romney Support to Ku Klux Klan

    10/04/2012 9:02:55 AM PDT · by eagleye85 · 21 replies
    Eagleyeblog ^ | October 4, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    Conservatives might be surprised to find out that demonstrating an affinity for Republican candidate Mitt Romney is like joining the Ku Klux Klan. At least that’s what a student at Charles Carroll High School in Pennsylvania was told when she wore a Romney-Ryan t-shirt to her geometry class. “The teacher allegedly told the girl to take off the shirt, saying it was like wearing a Ku Klux Klan sheet,” reports Philly.com. “The teacher also allegedly said that Carroll was ‘a Democratic school.’” According to Jonathan Lai and Kristen A. Graham, staff writers for the Philly Inquirer, it wasn’t just the...