Douglas County Colorado School Board Opponents Claim Decline While Home Values And Sales Soar
Union activists opposed to Douglas County’s innovative school board have claimed the Douglas County School District (DCSD) has ruined the local housing market, despite record home sales and increased property value within the county.
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Is Education Spending Intelligent?
If you read enough media, you’ll occasionally see something interesting. This morning two intelligent people wrote editorials on education and I found myself unsure whether I agreed with either. Perhaps I’m not as think as I stoned I am. Who knows? But in an era of tightening resources, hard choices have to be made. Educational spending will have to be included in the pile of reducible expenditures, so perhaps hearing out both Michelle Rhee and Jonah Goldbergwill help give us a better sense of what could work.
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At the Precipice: Will Tennessee Lead on Universal School Choice?
I recently read an article entitled, “Vouchers could keep kids out of crowded schools” in my local newspaper. The author made some excellent points, particularly that vouchers would not reduce funding for public schools and that parents of poor students should have the option of attending a private school versus an overcrowded public school. I agree with his reasoning, and I believe that parents should | Read More »
Taking a Fist to a Gun Right?
By Ed Willing In light of the recent buzz surrounding Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s radio PSA on gun safety and crime-prevention, other local sheriffs have been brought into the mainstream with their own opinions. While a few law enforcement officers are vociferously opposed to the PSA and have thrown partisan attack jabs at the Milwaukee Sheriff, most have been supportive. One such local Sheriff | Read More »
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Immigration and the Right path forward…
John McCain has been a lost cause for years. And now so is Marco Rubio. I hope that he sees the light, but I also know that this is an issue that Republicans somehow don’t know how to communicate well to the country as a whole. We need to insist on border enforcement as Part I of a process. We can make this point readily | Read More »
School Choice: Another No Brainer
There are a few things politically where there are no downsides. The Keystone pipeline comes to mind as one of them. With the alleged environmental concerns evidently resolved to the satisfaction of the Governor of Nebraska and after two EPA studies indicating the same, it should come natural to Obama to now approve the pipeline. Of course, he will likely drag his feet, call for | Read More »
Destruction of The Liberal Arts
[This article appeared in and was the cover article for the September 2012 issue of the Binghamton Review, I did write it.] To put it bluntly, I blame liberals for destroying the liberal arts. The liberal arts are meant to help facilitate the marketplace of ideas. They’re meant to be a place where we can have honest discussions about, among other things, philosophy and real world applications | Read More »
Jihad in U.S. Schools: Anti-Christian, Revisionist History Curriculum Backed by CAIR and Muslim Brotherhood
In December, I reported on the move by the federal government to replace traditional curriculum with government information documents. This is part of the trend towards the centralization of education, which has resulted in parents and teachers having less impact on what goes on in the classroom while the federal government’s control is expanded. One of the main concerns regarding the government information documents is | Read More »
, Charter Schools
With the most recent election barely behind us, a little recognized piece of news data was released this week by the United States Census Bureau. Despite the fact that a national census is constitutionally mandated every ten years for apportionment purposes, the Census Bureau does not go into hibernation for nine years only to emerge when a year ends in a zero. Most recently, they | Read More »
Government Information Documents Replace Traditional Curriculum as Feds Seize More Control of Schools
In schools across the country, traditional literature is being replaced with government informational texts. It is the result of the Common Core standards transition from teaching literature to focusing on government provided informational documents. “English teachers across the country are trying to figure out which poetry, short stories and novels might have to be sacrificed to make room for nonfiction,” The Washington Post reported. This | Read More »
The Evangelists’ Failure
Somewhere in America this week, Protestant Christ followers will donate money to fund missionaries. The offering for the Lottie Moon fund will be collected. Mission to the World will get a check. The Foreign Mission Board will be funded and prayed for. The Salvation Army bell will be rung. Around the nation, Evangelical America will, throughout the year, hear tales of their missions, missionaries, and | Read More »
We spend $571 Billion on Education
We spend $571 billion every year on education. How much outrageous waste and abuse lurks beneath the surface?
American Schools Replace Great Fiction With Government Propaganda
English was my favorite subject in school, so much so that I can still recite from memory large passages of the books we read, like A Separate Peace: I went back to Devon School not long ago, and found it looking oddly newer than when I was a student there 15 years before. And who doesn’t know this by heart: If you really want to | Read More »
It Takes a Liberal to Ban a Book
Remember when controversial books used to be banned by religious zealots? Those were the days. Nothing helps a book like a good old-fashioned book banning. First, the liberal press would report it gleefully: “Those right-wing nuts are at it again!” Then, there would be a countermovement, where the forbidden fruit would be smuggled, sneaked, snuck. (by the way, I know that “sneaked” and “snuck” mean | Read More »
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Currently as a student in a community college because I lack the background education employers require for the fields I have the most experience in. Going back to school after 40 can be intimidating and invigorating. My fear over obamanation and Ameritopia is very motivating. For me it will not be manipulative. There are many topics to ponder over before the next set of primaries. | Read More »