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  • About half of Detroit can't read

    03/24/2017 10:39:29 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 76 replies
    BoingBoing ^ | 23 March 2017 | Andrea James
    America's public education system is failing the citizens of Detroit, where the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund reports that 47% of people in Detroit are illiterate. In nearby suburbs, up to one-third are functionally illiterate. The report, titled "Addressing Detroit's Basic Skills Crisis" makes the problem seem as intractible as the Flint water crisis that is about to hit its third anniversary. Director Karen Tyler-Ruiz described that level of illiteracy to WWJ: "Not able to fill out basic forms, for getting a job — those types of basic everyday (things). Reading a prescription; what’s on the bottle, how many you should...
  • Tucker Carlson's Nightly Takedown of Lib: December 5th, 2016 Edition(video)

    12/06/2016 8:15:28 AM PST · by rktman · 60 replies ^ | 12/5/2016 | Stephen Kruiser
    As I mentioned last week, I was never much of a Tucker Carlson fan until FNC gave him this new show. Now I'm checking almost every weeknight to see if he's embarrassed yet another lib. My biggest worry at this point is that they will all eventually catch on and refuse to appear on his show. Tonight's victim was a smug college kid who came armed with the mustache of a 12-year-old boy and not much else. Enjoy.
  • Abolish Public Schools (Applause!!! The Author Is Right On)

    09/29/2010 10:28:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 107 replies ^ | September 29, 2010 | Terry Jeffrey
    President Barack Obama said on NBC on Monday he would like American children to spend more time in public schools. Here is a better idea: American children should spend no time in public schools. County by county, state by state, Americans should begin functionally abolishing government-run schools and replacing them with a free market in schools. On the federal level, Congress should kill the Department of Education by choking off its funding. The department was not constitutional in the first place. Everybody's children should get the same chance Obama's children have had to attend the private school of their parents'...
  • revealing liberal ignorance

    02/01/2009 2:52:24 PM PST · by mainestategop · 20 replies · 778+ views
    On Youtube, there was featured a Fox News clip with Jonah Goldberg discussing in a book the similarities between fascism and liberalism in America. I got this nice message from a naive liberal named normalais. Probably just a teenage college student dabling in marxism. LIberal fascism? sounds like someones been watching fox noise channel too much. liberalism stands for individual rights and small government. fascism is a dictatorship that does not care about the rule of law and does whatever it wants: like torturing people. putting innocent people in secret prisons, wiretapping its citizens illegally, starting illegal wars. gee sounds...
  • Teacher Caught on Tape: Kindergartner 'Ignorant, Pathetic, Self-Absorbed'[+video link]

    05/29/2008 6:02:52 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 190 replies · 225+ views
    ABCNews.go ^ | May 27, 2008 | JONANN BRADY
    Teacher Caught on Tape: Kindergartner 'Ignorant, Pathetic, Self-Absorbed' Parents Sent 5-Year-Old to School With Tape Recorder By JONANN BRADY May 27, 2008Ignorant. Pathetic. Self-absorbed. Those are some of the harsh names an Indiana kindergarten teacher called one of her students, and the boy's parents captured it all on tape. Five-year-old Gabriel Ross complained over the school year that his teacher, Kristen Woodward, was being mean to him, said his mother Tabitha McMahan and stepfather J.R. Edwards. Gabriel told them other kids didn't like him because he was "bad and stupid." When he began acting out at home, they decided to...
  • Failing Grades; Radicalism is no longer taught only in college

    08/22/2007 7:33:53 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 34 replies · 979+ views
    American Legion Magazine ^ | September 2007 | Alan Dowd
    Radicalism is no longer taught only in college; many younger students are getting a head start. Schools traditionally emphasized the “three Rs” – reading, ’riting and ’rithmetic. Recently a “fourth R” seems to have entered the American schoolhouse: radicalism. “When you go into a class where you’re supposed to learn about government or geography,” high-school junior Sean Allen says, “you expect to learn what the truth is.” He found out last year that some teachers don’t share his expectation. An Accelerated World Geography class at Overland High School in suburban Denver featured diatribes against the United States, capitalism and President...
  • Gore's Inconvenient Truth required classroom viewing?

    05/19/2007 10:02:30 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 22 replies · 834+ views
    National Post ^ | May 19 2007 | Kevin Libin
    First it was his world history class. Then he saw it in his economics class. And his world issues class. And his environment class. In total, 18-year-old McKenzie, a Northern Ontario high schooler, says he has had the film An Inconvenient Truth shown to him by four different teachers this year. "I really don't understand why they keep showing it," says McKenzie (his parents asked that his last name not be used). "I've spoken to the principal about it, and he said that teachers are instructed to present it as a debate. But every time we've seen it, well, one...
  • School board lowers passing from 70 to 60%

    08/18/2006 9:21:22 AM PDT · by edcoil · 46 replies · 1,158+ views
    The Baltimore Sun | 18 August 2006 | Edcoil
    The Baltimore school board this week lowered the passing grae from 70% down to 60%. I was travelling to Baltimore this week and read the Sun Tues/Wed morning and read this article and how the hacks though it was wonderful but the parents were outraged due to the lack of public input and the lowering of standards.
  • 65 or 490 female Students at a Canton High School are pregnant. Sex Ed must be working!

    08/24/2005 8:45:33 AM PDT · by Craig DeLuz · 27 replies · 1,213+ views
    The Home of Uncommon Sense ^ | 08/24/2005 | Craig DeLuz
    15% of the female students at Timken High School in Canton Ohio are pregnant. That means that almost 1 in 5 female students is expecting! I wonder why education officials aren’t taking credit for the success of public school sex education programs? Clearly they are working! As for their pregnancy prevention programs…not so much. Read More... Craig DeLuz Visit The Home of Uncommon Sense...
  • Um... Zott

    08/17/2004 9:16:15 PM PDT · by JessicaLeigh911 · 222 replies · 3,096+ views
    Sorry but im a jr high student and half of my friends and people in my school wear the bracelets and dont play the game. just cuz some peeps wear them for that reason its kinda like prostitutes only doing that. our parents are always badgering us about the bracelets like do you know what those mean why do you where those? it usually winds up in i dont want you to wear them and that makes us wear them more! i doubt that anyone would lose sleep over them and if you did your just trying to prevent your...
  • Spelling Bee Protester replies

    06/29/2004 8:21:41 PM PDT · by Spellfix · 142 replies · 2,433+ views
    I am new to your forum, a spelling bee protester just getting around to answering some comments posted June 3 here: My actual remarks are under Comment. Please email me if I'm putting the comment where the thread should be or vice versa.
  • Ex-Presidents, Johnson Widow Call for JFK Film Probe

    02/02/2004 6:20:27 PM PST · by John W · 282 replies · 7,539+ views
    AP via TBO ^ | February 2,2004 | Lynn Elber
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two former presidents and the widow of Lyndon B. Johnson are calling on the History Channel to investigate a documentary it aired alleging President Johnson was involved in the Kennedy assassination. Lady Bird Johnson said the film "falsely and irresponsibly" accuses her husband of conspiring to kill President Kennedy. No accusation made against Johnson "has hurt as painfully," the 91-year-old former first lady said in a Jan. 29 letter. Her husband died in 1973. Copies of her letter were sent to the chief executives of three companies that own A&E Networks, which includes the History Channel....

    04/04/2003 7:57:15 PM PST · by dolander2002 · 46 replies · 235+ views
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