Why Eggheads Are Sometimes Bad for America
I will admit it. I am a subscriber to the Claremont Review of Books. Whatever you make of that, don’t imagine that I am one of those pointy-headed, University types that sit about in tweed jackets with leather elbow patches, drawing on a pipe, and pontificating about the Greek Classics. On the other hand, I ain’t no anti-intellectual neither. Just consider me one of those | Read More »
Liberal pagans sacrifice children to global warming idol [Earth Day update]
Gamecock’s Earth Day wish? Subdue it and have dominion over it, as in Genesis 1:28 “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth”, but I digress… When | Read More »
ACLU: Know What WE Need? Schools That Are Like Porn Shops
Most people imagine that our schools are to be institutes of higher learning. Apparently the ACLU has a little different conception of what “higher learning” means because it is demanding that public schools in Nashville, Tennessee allow gay advocacy sites to go unblocked at library Internet stations throughout the Metro Nashville District. The porn peddlers of the ACLU have given the Metro schools a “deadline” | Read More »
“Shut Up” protest stops Tancredo’s UNC speech on immigration. Speaking event shut down after protesters break classroom window.
www.thepoliticalclass.cmo “Shut Up” protest stops Tancredo’s UNC speech on immigration. Speaking event shut down after protesters break classroom window. More “tolerance” and respect for “diversity” from the left. Full story from The News Observer here. CHAPEL HILL — UNC-CH police released pepper spray and threatened to use a Taser on student protesters Tuesday evening when a crowd disrupted a speech by former Colorado | Read More »
Easter at the Hanoi Hilton. How Jane Fonda’s friends handled “diversity” and religious freedom.
www.thepoliticalclass.com Easter at the Hanoi Hilton. How Jane Fonda’s friends handled “diversity” and religious freedom. From Powerlineblog link here. Pictured above is Hanoi Jane. Scott has written several times about Colonel Leo Thorsness, a genuine hero. National Review has an excerpt from Thorsness’ book Surviving Hell, about his experiences as a POW in Vietnam. The excerpt describes an occasion when Col. Thorsness and 41 fellow | Read More »
Angry military veterans and the academics who must tolerate them
www.thepoliticalclass.com Angry military veterans and the academics who must tolerate them Via HotAir: A special treat from Penn State’s instructional series on how to cope with “Worrisome Student Behaviors.” It seems our heroine’s been saddled with one of those ill-educated military types and, try as she might to reason with him, his bestial rage keeps getting in the way. Whatever is she to do? Watch | Read More »
Our schools don’t teach History
Our schools are no longer teaching US History. It is a pale imitation of US history at best. Ask a college student about the French & Indian War. They do not know about it. They are ignorant as to how this war inevitably led the Colonists to the Revolution. They want to teach us that the Native American was the equal of his European counterpart. | Read More »
Exploring Obama’s College Plan
One of President Obama’s big plans is to Federally fund college in a way that will allow all Americans to attend, with the hope of obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree. Beyond the unsustainable economic situation that would create, and the problems it causes with regard to freedom in the country, it raises another question; one of intention. What is the purpose for such a proposal? First we should ask what the purpose of a Bachelor’s Degree is.
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Charter School Teachers Attempt Ousting of Union
Implicit in the right to associate with a union is the right to disassociate from one and the later is the right that the teachers of KIPP Academy in New York are trying to employ by attempting to oust the United Federation of Teachers from their places of work. Teachers at two KIPP charter schools in the Bronx and Manhattan, New York, took the action | Read More »
Improving Education-Part 1
Barack Obama, in his attempt to fix the economy, often talks about the “three or four legs of the stool.” In terms of educational reform in this country, all too often the solution is the knee-jerk solution to throw money at the “problem” of improving educational quality. And while there may be some tangential argument in favor of this, there ARE minimal or no-cost solutions | Read More »
Teen Suicide Brings Wrong Call for Regulation
No one wants to see a beautiful 18-year-old girl commit suicide. No one wants to make any worse the pain that surviving family members feel. No one wants to make light of the situation that causes a child or young person to chose suicide, either. But high emotion makes for bad laws and this is no exception. Last year, Jessica Logan imagined that she was | Read More »
Free Speech For Students… Unless You’re Christian, That Is
Our institutes of “higher” learning are all about being inclusive. They are stridently for freedom of speech and stand 100% behind the concept of open political debate. Well, unless you’re a Christian, that is. Christians, you see, are the only group that our fetid colleges and universities have agreed to discriminate against. Last week, another example of that well known “tolerance” our schools are so | Read More »
Is it time for the GOP to be Pro-Choice?
Pro Educational Choice, that is…… For some time I’ve been involved in a fight in my local community to get rid of a mathematics curriculum I think is remedial. The group fighting to bring real math back to our schools has pushed the county school board to dump the remedial program and adopt a more rigorous program. To be honest, until recently we hadn’t accomplished | Read More »
The Problem With Education Spending Explained
There is lots of talk about what needs to be done to fix education. The big push is that we need to spend more. I do not totally disagree, nor do I totally agree. The bigger problem right now is not how much we spend but how we spend it. To me it is like a trip to the grocery store. Lets say you | Read More »
More on the Durbin Child Expulsion Amendment.
Senator Durbin, why do you want to throw these kids out of their schools?