Public School ‘Reformers’ Don’t Reform
(Apologies for font/size problems. It just comes out that way.) “Tenure is the holy grail of teacher unions, but it has no educational value for kids; it only benefits adults,” said so-called ‘reformer’ Michelle Rhee, the chancellor over the last 18 months of the Washington, DC public schools. Which is obvious, and which all sounds fine and dandy, as if she really is a ‘reformer’. | Read More »
How Colorado Teachers can get their Union Dues Refunded
In Colorado, teachers are not required to join a union to do their job. But of those that do, there is a state law whereby they can get a refund of the part of their dues that goes to political activism if that teacher is against the union’s use of the money for political ends. So, teachers in Colorado that oppose the causes and candidates | Read More »
Is this a can of worms worth opening?
From Georgia State Senator Seth Harp:“Merging Historically Black Colleges such as Savannah State University and Albany State College with nearby white-majority schools, Armstrong Atlantic State University and Darton College, will save our taxpayers and the state a significant amount of money. It is not my intention to close any of these institutions, but to strengthen them and make them better. HBCUs should keep their historical | Read More »
$4000 educational refundable tax credit
I was looking at the Obama plan for education on change.org.They are a little sparse on details, but the way I understand the plan is this:Most students will be eligibile for a $4000 refundable tax credit to be used for education, in exchange for 100 hours of community service.My thoughts on the matter are these:$4000 dollars for 100 hours of work works out to $40 | Read More »
Vouchers and Charter Schools
Conservative Republicans tout school choice – school vouchers and charter schools – as the means to liberate low and moderate income families from failing public schools. While I don’t disagree that vouchers and charter school offer an excellent short term solution, the question is, will they hurt more than they help?
“The Obamas Walk Away From Public Schools.” C’est la phrase juste. And the following is right on the money as well:. . . it’s wonderful that the Obamas had such a broad range of public and private school choices available to them. What’s puzzling is that the president-elect opposes programs that would bring that same easy choice of schools within reach of families who lack | Read More »
A challenge (and plea) to EPU (and others)
From the diaries by Erick.I want to teach a course called “Foundations of Conservative Thought”. I need a syllabus and a reading list. Sad to say, and as conservative as I am, I do not have a very good idea where to start. Conservatism has always made sense and come naturally to me, and as a result I have not put together a comprehensive intellectual | Read More »
Pointing Fingers, Yep, I’m Doing It!
I found a very good description of how an economy works and what has happened to ours in cartoon form posted on Tammy Bruce’s site. It was created by Irwin Schiff. Here is a link to it:Irwin Schiff’s Economic CartoonI have pondered what exactly has happened to this country. I think this cartoon gives a good portrayal of what our government has done to us. | Read More »
Oh, the humanity! Another bail-out is needed!!
Oldest private black university in US cuts jobsThe nation’s oldest private, historically black university is cutting jobs and reducing salaries to close a $2.8 million budget shortfall.Obama could help them out by donating his next round ofroyalities from his book sales. Now that would be spreading the wealth!Or how about Oprah! $2.8 Mil – that is walking around money for Oprah.Central State University – Wilberforce, | Read More »
Let’s Say It Again
As with a whole host of other policies, the expected education policies of the incoming Administration point to what I have been saying all along: Barack Obama is not the Messiah. He’s just another politician.
Constructive Lessons Conservatives Should Learn from Obama
I’ll begin by saying that it is hardly possible to exaggerate the EXTENT of media bias–the vast majority of television and print media is utterly and hopelessly in the tank for Democrats, and has a visceral hatred toward Republicans or anything that smacks of conservatism. Even when this hatred isn’t on the surface, it’s so deeply ingrained that even what they choose to cover is | Read More »
Evidence that College Professors are not biased!
Read this and tell me if you still believe college professors are biased. Donations to the two campaigns breakdown like this. At the University of Washington, a survey was conducted about which campaign professors donated. Obama-594, McCain-9. Ain’t diversity great!
Another video that should have gotten out earlier
This teacher in North Carolina is a great example of how the O-bots view themselves as being open-minded even while trying to insult a little kid who has parents serving in the military. Ignore the first 15 secs or so – this must be from some Scandinavian (Danish?) station. Be sure to listen to her comments in the final minute to the camera outside the | Read More »
Another Idiot Teacher Alert: Vampire Drawing Gets Kid Called ‘Gang Member’
But Why Does The AP Report Ignore Key Part of Story?Remember when you were a young school kid and you drew a vampire during the week of Halloween? Remember how the blood was always dripping down from his menacing, pearly white teeth? Remember how it was all in good Halloween fun? Well, you can just forget THAT mister, at least if you are a 5th-Grader | Read More »
Who would you hire for your ideal university?
Whether we win or lose the election this coming Tuesday, it has become very clear that we have a lot of work to do in this country to restore an understanding and appreciation of conservative principles in the population at large. I hope to write further on this after the election. In the meantime, I’d like to engage in a little thought exercise with you. | Read More »