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 »
Election Day 2012: The Aftermath
(Originally posted on my personal blog - http://nsagraduate.wordpress.com.) I woke up this morning to find that last night’s results remained the same. Well actually, that’s not true – this morning it was worse. President Obama increased his lead in the popular vote, proving that at least 60 million of our countrymen are incapable of discernment, considering him to be worthy of another four years of leadership. | Read More »
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42 Days to Election Day: South Dakota
With Senatorial or Gubernatorial races on the ballot, attention will be on the presidential and lone House seat race along with the ballot questions. As far as the race for President goes, this is generally a safe Republican state and should be again in 2012. Thus, we can give Romney their three electoral votes. Republican Kristi Noem, a rising star in the GOP, will face | Read More »
45 Days to Election Day: Idaho
There is no Senate or gubernatorial race in Idaho this year. One can safely count this state in the Romney column as he will pick up their 4 electoral votes easily. In the 1st District Congressional race, Raul Labrador is up for reelection to his second term for the Republican Party this year. He will face former NFL wide receiver Jimmy Farris on the Democratic | Read More »
Anti-Reform Activist Uploaded Union Propaganda to School Servers, Accused Reformers of Favoring Segregation
New documentation obtained by Media Trackers reveals that political propaganda against the Douglas County (Colo.) Board of Education was anonymously uploaded to the district’s network and circulated for months among students, teachers, and administrators. The revelation comes on the heels of multiple cases of inappropriate use of government resources by teachers and administrators to promote political causes and candidates.
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Investigation Unearths Inappropriate Emails Sent From Douglas County (Colo.) School Accounts
Teachers and administrators who work for the Douglas County (Colo.) School District (DCSD) used taxpayer-funded government e-mail accounts to illegally campaign for specific political candidates and ballot initiatives, according to e-mails obtained by Media Trackers Colorado.
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Waiting For Superman In The Windy City
We all know who could settle the current public school teacher strike in Chicago. Karen Lewis tells us the delegates could settle it by this Wednesday, provided they like the latest proposal from the Mayor. Mayor Emanuel tells us the strike is illegal and the Cook County Circuit Court could order the work stoppage unclogged with a flourish of the judicial pen. The parents of 350,000 children, who sit at home and in some cases unsupervised, thought they had elected Mayor Emanuel to deal with this sort of situation. Yet one man could make one or two phone calls and turn this whole thing off like a light. Unfortunately, that chair sits empty.
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A Generation of School-Voucher Success
That’s the title of an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal about the results of a new study on how school vouchers affect their recipients. President Barack Obama last month signed an executive order promising to “improve outcomes and advance educational opportunities for African Americans.” The order instructs federal agencies to “promote, encourage, and undertake efforts” to increase “college access, college persistence and college attainment | Read More »
Voters Want Less Government. Will GOP Communicate to Them?
Amidst the torrent of polling data on an array of political races and policy issues, it is easy to lose focus on the central point of contention in today’s world of politics. The fundamental disagreement between the right and the left is over the proper role of government. The left feels that government should control virtually every aspect of our economy and our lives – | Read More »