Jan 16 2015

Government, Education and Tyranny…

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Jan 12 2015

Frank Fleming: Government Education…

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Jan 9 2015

As sensible people debate the real need for college, Obama wants to waste $34 billion, sending kids too lazy to pay for it themselves.

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Previewing an item from his upcoming State of the Union address, President Obama announced a “Free Community College” plan Thursday evening for “anyone who’s willing to work for it”

The president’s announcement said that the plan could benefit as many as nine million students who could save an average of $3,800 per year. This would put the total cost at a little more than $34 billion.

…meanwhile…

“If we are lending money that ostensibly we don’t have to kids who have no hope of making it back in order to train them for jobs that clearly don’t exist, I might suggest that we’ve gone around the bend a little bit,” says TV personality Mike Rowe, best known as the longtime host of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs.

“There is a real disconnect in the way that we educate vis-a-vis the opportunities that are available. You have – right now – about 3 million jobs that can’t be filled,” he says, talking about openings in traditional trades ranging from construction to welding to plumbing. “Jobs that typically parents’ don’t sit down with their kids and say, ‘Look, if all goes well, this is what you are going to do.'”

Rowe, who once sang for the Baltimore Opera and worked as an on-air pitchman for QVC, worries that traditional K-12 education demonizes blue-collar fields that pay well and are begging for workers while insisting that everyone get a college degree. He stesses that he’s “got nothing against college” but believes it’s a huge mistake to push everyone in the same direction regardless of interest or ability. Between Mike Rowe Foundation and Profoundly Disconnected, a venture between Rowe and the heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar, Rowe is hoping both to help people find new careers and publicize what he calls “the diploma dilemma.”

SOURCES: The Weekly Standard, Reason.com.


Dec 27 2014

Common Core…

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Dec 26 2014

Boston teacher wins $150G gives it all to school…can we then assume she doesn’t teach math?

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A Boston teacher got into the spirit of giving after donating a $150,000 prize she had won from an online contest to her school.

Nikki Bollerman, 26, won the contest around Thanksgiving when she casually entered the #WishForOthers campaign in which she spoke of her students at charter school Up Academy Dorchester, according to NPR.

“My #WishForOthers is that my vivacious, loving third-grade scholars all took a book home with them over December break,” Bollerman recalled at Boston City Hall on Monday where she was thanked by city officials for her generous gift.

It was her wish that led contest sponsor Capital One to provide three books per student before awarding her one of the grand prizes worth $150,000. She quickly donated her winnings to UP Academy Dorchester — a year-old public charter school that has shown significant turnarounds for its 700 students. The once failing school raised their standardized testing scores since becoming a charter facility.

Read the full article at FoxNews.com.

Note how Liberals (like NPR) are all over this, while pretending they aren’t fighting tooth and nail to close down those very same charter schools because they offer an alternative to the socialist indoctrination at typical government schools.


Dec 24 2014

Frédéric Bastiat: Education Monopoly…

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Dec 22 2014

School pays Principal $108 grand for this?!?

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City education officials have demoted an elementary school principal days after a school board member circulated a photo showing misspellings in a large announcement sign outside one of the building’s entrances.

The sign at School 20’s side entrance listed events for “Dicember 2014.” It alerted people to the date for “progress reepor” and had the numeral one placed backwards in another instance.

Officials said the sign apparently contained those errors for more than a week, but apparently no one noticed until city school board member Corey Teague distributed copies of a photo of the errors.

“If this is how the administration takes care of signage how can we expect the students to do better? We must be held to a higher standard,” wrote Teague in an email accompanying the photo.

Read the full article at NorthJersey.com.

 


Dec 17 2014

Government School…

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Nov 22 2014

Teacher to student: If you don’t support gay marriage, drop my class

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The young man, who asked not to be identified, explained what happened when his ethics instructor, Cheryl Abbate, led a conversation in “Theory of Ethics” class about applying philosophical theories to modern political controversies. There were a list of issues on the board – gay rights, gun rights, and the death penalty.

“We had a discussion on all of them – except gay rights,” the student told me. “She erased that line from the board and said, ‘We all agree on this.’”

Well, as it so happened – the student did not agree with instructor Abbate.

So after class he approached the instructor and told her he thought they should have discussed the issue of gay rights. He also recorded their conversation — without her permission.

“Are you saying if I don’t agree with gays not being allowed to get married that I’m homophobic?” the student asked.

“I’m saying it would come off as a homophobic comment in this class,” the teacher replied.

“There are some opinions that are not appropriate – that are harmful – such as racist opinions, sexist opinions,” she said.

“You can have whatever opinions you want but I will tell you right now – in this class homophobic comments, racist comments, sexist comments will not be tolerated,” she said. ‘If you don’t like it, you are more than free to drop this class.”

So the student dropped the class.

Read the full article at FoxNews.com.


Nov 17 2014

Federal “Education” Guidelines Reinforce Racist Myth of “Stupid” Blacks [VIDEO]

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It was one sentence in a letter sent home from Smith Elementary School in Hampton that took parent Cheriss Pasini by surprise, stating “White Students” didn’t meet last year’s reading requirements on the SOLs.

“The kids brought it home. My boyfriend was like, ‘Wait a minute. White kids? White students?’ I was like ‘What wait?’ I have never seen anything like that before in my life.

A school spokesperson explained the email by saying, “Hampton City Schools follows federal guidelines that specify that parents must be notified of the school’s identification as a Title I school that has missed one or more annual measurable objectives.  The two specific objectives were ones that were not met by Smith Elementary.”

“What are they teaching the kids in school? Are they segregating them? Whites? Blacks? I just didn`t like it one bit,” Pasini said. “I understand it’s done by the federal whatever, I just wish there was a better way to word it moving forward.”

SOURCE: WTKR – Hampton.Va.


Oct 31 2014

Iraqi Veteran Kicked Out of His Own Kid’s School For Objecting to Muslim Proselytization

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A former Marine who served in Iraq says he’s been banned from his daughter’s Maryland high school after a heated argument over a lesson on Islam.

Kevin Wood told MyFoxDC.com that he went to La Plata High School in La Plata, a town about 30 miles southeast of Washington, and challenged a history assignment requiring students to list the benefits of Islam. He said the meeting with the vice principal got heated; the school said he made a threat and banned the Iraq veteran from school property.

“I have witnesses that have said I did not threaten anybody,” he told the station. “I don’t force my religious views on them, so don’t force your religious views on me.”

The three-page assignment asked questions including, “How did Muslim conquerors treat those they conquered?”

A homework assignment obtained by MyFoxDC.com showed the “correct” answer was, “With tolerance, kindness and respect,” an absolute lie.

Read the full article at FoxNews.com.


Oct 28 2014

Tennessee School Partners With “Nation of Islam” to Teach Children That Founding Fathers Were All Racist, Evil Men

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By Fox News commentator Todd Starnes.

The mother of an eight-year-old wants to know why a Tennessee school teacher gave her child a handout from the Nation of Idiots… Islam that portrayed the presidents on Mount Rushmore as being racists.

Sommer Bauer tells me her son was given The Nation of Islam handout at Harold McCormick Elementary School in Elizabethton. The handout asked “What does it take to be on Mount Rushmore?

The handout then explains that George Washington hailed from Virginia, a “prime breeder of black people.” Of Theodore Roosevelt, it was alleged he called Africans “ape-like.” There were also disparaging remarks made of Thomas Jefferson (he enslaved 200 Africans) and Abraham Lincoln.

When contacted the teacher first claimed to not remember the handout, then claimed the students were instructed not to take it home (something that horrified parents) and ultimately the school attempted to accuse the child of stealing the handout.

Read the full article at FoxNews.com.


Oct 27 2014

Massachusetts Schools Notorious for Anti-Christian Bias, Now Teaching Islam

Islam in School 500x200Millions of students in public schools don’t understand fractions or pronouns at even a basic level but students in the oceanfront Boston suburb of Revere, Mass. are taking the time to learn all about Islam — in the most embarrassingly shallow and cheerleading way imaginable.

Part of the textbook prints the Muslim Call to Prayer, according to Boston NBC affiliate WHDH.

“I bear witness that there is no God but Allah,” it says.

The textbook portion also reverently celebrates Muhammad’s life.

One local parent, Anthony Giannino, is upset about the textbook’s treatment of the Muslim religion.

“We don’t believe in Allah. I don’t believe in my son learning about this here,” Giannino added. “If my son was from another country and came here, he would have been catered to.”

Read the full article at The Daily Caller.

 


Oct 15 2014

Miximilien Robespierre…

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Oct 10 2014

Liberals, once again, inflict warped, psychological experiments on your kids.

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Recently, school teachers at a middle school near Lincoln, Neb., were given a handout with tips on how to create a gender-neutral classroom environment. The handout was from the group Gender Spectrum, that according to its website, provides, “education, training and support to help create a gender sensitive environment for all children and teens.”

“Don’t use phrases such as ‘boys and girls,’ ‘you guys,’ ‘ladies and gentlemen,’ and similarly gendered expressions to get kids’ attention,” reads a handout from the Lincoln Public Schools that was given to teachers.

The handout was part of an effort to educate teachers and administrators about transgender issues, educators told the Lincoln Journal Star.

According to Nebraska Watchdog, Al Riskowski, executive director of the Nebraska Family Alliance, said that his group supports legislation to combat bullying but says that these training materials go “way beyond trying to teach someone how to respect another individual” or understand gender identification or sexual orientation to a “whole new idea of boy-girl.”

While “tolerance” is emphasized in the instructions, the teachers are told: “Be intolerant of openly hostile attitudes or references towards others… on their statements about gender. Being punitive may stop the behavior, at least in your presence. Being instructive may stop it entirely.” In other words, do not tolerate those children who prefer traditional gender roles, in fact, be hostile toward them.

SOURCES: FoxNews.com, The Christian Science Monitor, Opposing Views, Watchdog.org.