How else does California waste school tax money? Maybe teaching Spanish to Spanish speaking kids?
A program designed apparently to make the non-English speaking kids, and kids fluent in, ahem, Spanish feel better about themselves, is costing California taxpayers money we were just told we didn’t have. It’s called the Advanced Placement Program, which is a program that offers college level courses at high schools across the United States and Canada, and is usually much more rigorous than the general | Read More »
Vermont Board of Education Says No to School Choice
Even though the Vermont State Board of Education is now stacked with the handpicks of Governor Douglas, it seems to be under a “Stockholm Syndrome” sort of grip of the Education Establishment. And so they’ve decided not to endorse, consider, or even hardly acknowledge a survey of the attitudes of Vermonters toward school choice (they’re for it!) co-sponsored by the Friedman Foundation and Vermonters for Better Education. | Read More »
Zero-Tolerance Idiocy Continues
The Columbus Dispatch has the details: A Northland High School student could be expelled after playing with a Nerf foam-dart gun in school. Devon Smith, 14, said he could not resist firing the toy at a friend after a classmate brought it to class. “He was shooting at another one of my friends, and I moved closer, and I had a shot and missed somebody,” | Read More »
Unions are Inherently UnAmerican — Teachers Union Rips Off Members
Imagine a fast food place that makes you buy a cheeseburger when you want a chicken sandwich. Oh, they don’t mind if you buy the chicken sandwich, too, mind you, but you are forced to purchase a cheeseburger every time you walk through the doors whether you want it or not. Seems a bit like a rip off, not to mention unAmerican, to force you | Read More »
Cherokee Trail H.S. Student Owns Up, Talks to State Legislature
As reported yesterday by Warner Todd Huston at RedState, Cherokee High School senior Marie Marrow was suspended for having Young Marines drill team practice rifles in the back of her SUV on school grounds, which have been used there for the past six months. In an article at the Rocky Mountain News, not only accepts responsibility for what happened, but also went to Denver to | Read More »
Colo. High School Suspends Marine Drill Team Member Over Fake Guns
Another Example of How Liberals Destroy This Country We often call them “our best and brightest.” They are the men and women of our armed forces, all volunteers putting their lives on the line to defend our nation. Some of our most able and trustworthy leaders have come from their ranks. In times of need their sacrifice is cause for us to well with pride | Read More »
Yeah, Let’s Cap Salaries. Start With Harvard!
Since Barack “Giant Killer” Obama thinks it’s his business how much CEOs and captains of business should be paid predicated on receiving federal money one has to wonder why this principle is not being applied fairly across the board? If receipt of federal money is enough to constitute total government control over salaries, let’s apply it everywhere. We can start with the salaries of university | Read More »
Bob Bacon Tries to Make Transparency Disappear
Colorado Republican Senator Ted Harvey, R-Highlands Ranch introduced a bill during the current Senate session that would require schools in the State to put their checkbooks online. Budget and spending transparency has been a hot issue for the past couple of years, and after it came to light that the Jeffco School District spent money on Carnival cruise tickets, constituents are demanding it. State Senator | Read More »
US Professors Attacking Israel and YOUR Tax $$ Fund It
Sadly, we are used to the anti-Semitism of Europe. After all, that is where anti-Semitism has historically thrived in a most virulent form and does still today. We are also used to the Jew hatred of the illiterati of Europe’s universities having seen so often the petitions they’ve raised to denounce Israel and give succor to Hamas and Fatah — and any other terrorist group | Read More »
What We Lost With The Passage Of The Stimulus Package
Here is a little list: The ability to restore fiscal discipline, given that we passed a stimulus bill in the House that spends more than did the massive New Deal boondoggles of years past. The ability to have a separate and vigorous argument over education policy, given that federal education outlays have been doubled in the stimulus bill. The ability to have a separate and | Read More »
Bill Ayers joins the high Q score reprobates at HuffPo
Bill Ayers, Obama buddy and neighbor, likely Obama ghostwriter, co-founder of and bomb-maker for the terrorist Weatherman/Weathermen/Weather Underground and author of the charming (not!) revolutionary communist manifesto Prairie Fire, is writing again. He’s at Huffington Post with the rest of the high Q score reprobates, natcherly. In his first blog at HuffPo, Ayers talks about Obama and education reform. Most of the education reform portion | Read More »
GOP leaders says schools know best – parents should shut up..
and take a back seat because they, the professional educators, are smarter and know better than parents do. **** Post revised due to my poor grammar and overly emotional rant ******* I agree with him in a sense, because professional educators do know more about teaching children than non-professional educators do, however, that doesn’t mean elected school board members should ignore parents concerns or brush | Read More »
Chicago Area College Fighting Over Adopting Student’s Bill of Rights
In the midst of the Obama coronation in Washington this week, school board member Sheila Patterson of the Jackson Public School System in Jackson, Michigan told teachers in her district that if they don’t show Barack Obama’s inauguration in the class room they should just “go home.” Patterson further told teachers that if they didn’t show the ceremony they “don’t belong in this school district.” | Read More »
Ill. School Board Member Creates New, Tax Funded Job Then Takes It Himself
In these tough financial times it is no surprise that school districts all across the country are crying poor and some of them probably even are. Corners are being cut, positions go unfilled by new applicants, budgets are cut; it is an everyday occurrence these days. Justified or not, the same is no less true in Big Hollow School District 38 in Lake County, Illinois | Read More »
Prince William County, VA in the news again….
This time it’s not because the county Board of Supervisors have decided to enforce the rule of law regarding illegal immigration, it’s because the county School Board is set to consider giving parents control over how their children are taught and with what materials. How could something so shocking happen? Well, it all started in 2006 when PWC selected a controversial mathematics program called Investigations | Read More »