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 »
We can all do our part.
As an educator, I can tell you that the issue with education is really important to discuss. Sometimes I think that level of education in our country is falling behind what it was. While we still have fine colleges and universities, we are doing things to really hurt the overall quality of education in America. I am an english teacher (sorry for the sometime obtuse | Read More »
On Florida And A Vision For Successful Education Reform
Great post. There need to be more like it and they need to go viral in a major way. The incoming Administration ought to be put on the defensive swiftly concerning any attempt on its part to undermine the school choice movement–especially given the Obamas’ insistence on keeping their children in private school and away from the influence of the very teachers’ unions that backed | Read More »
Latest Stimulus Idea: Keeping People in School, Out of Workforce
Clearly I need to hit the econ books again. I would have thought that spending $250 billion on state education systems over the next few years would contribute to a reduction in overall economic growth, as opposed to an increase. It seems that many states are encountering budget trouble, and are being forced to consider cuts that would force students to forego higher education, in | Read More »
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My history class essay… on the subject of history.
I started college this year at the tender young age of 35. I’m enjoying it so far. Due to leftist bias in higher education, my American history class has been somewhat challenging. I recently wrote a short essay on the subject of history. I’ve aced all my essays so far, so I hope the prof. is fair in judging this one. I thought it was fairly | Read More »
Conservatives Create Opportunities, Not Programs: Education
This is the first in a series of conservative solution proposals. I have no idea how many more I will do. I just know that we have to have an answer to the programs the liberals and conservatives have been implementing for the past couple of decades. For the past eight years (some might say twenty), conservatives in government have been acting like democrats. We’ve | Read More »
Pennsylvania’s Corrosive Strike Culture
The Wall Street Journal recently had an interesting article on the extremely high percentage of teacher’s strikes in the State of Pennsylvania. The Journal noted that Penn. teachers account for an astonishing 42% of all teacher walk outs in the nation. This, apparently, despite the fact that Pennsylvania’s teachers are some of the highest paid in the nation. The strikes take place despite the state’s | Read More »