How Can A Citizen Change Education? BE THERE!
By Kristi Lacroix I was talking with a friend last night about education and he said that many people want to know how they can get involved in education to help affect positive change. Strangely, I was at a loss for words; as a teacher I had never been asked how the community can get involved with schools to help them perform better, nor has | Read More »
, Parental Rights
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Teaching to the Tests: Parents’ Lessons From a Scandal That Left Children Behind
Given to children in the third to eighth grade, the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) were meant to gauge each student’s abilities in reading, mathematics, English/Language Arts, Social studies, and Science. In the Atlanta Georgia School District, hours after the students handed in these tests, an alleged 140 teachers feverishly erased wrong answers and penciled in correct answers. An alleged thirty-eight principals were equally busy. Later, | Read More »
A sincere thank you to the Veterans Administration.
Hi: This isn’t the only place I’ve posted this, but since y’all are my recently adopted family, believe this to be true: I honestly did not want to get involved with any Government agency at any level, but I had no choice and my Dad is a WWII combat veteran in need of real help. On behalf of my Dad, Roy Solomon, a WWII combat | Read More »
John McCain – Our Leader
John McCain is the veteran, the man who returned to his country and assumed his rights, roles and responsibilities. John and Sarah place country first and both realize that with the help of parents, grandparents and responsible citizens we can restore our Nation’s once strong foundation. Several weeks ago I attended my grandson’s high school football game. Excitement filled the air as parents, grandparents and | Read More »
The Obama God
America, you have a voice, but you’ve allowed your ears and eyes to be the only “voice” during this Presidential Elections. Families, grandparents and concerned citizens were once ‘the voice of America” and now they’ve been blindsided by an “Obama God.” If you were told, your son or daughter was running with a gang involved in drugs, your first reaction would be denial. But, then | Read More »
Nine Blind Mice
The Supreme Court does not hear all cases that are brought to their attention. Take these latest two cases. The first case involved the Natural Resources Defense Council’s attempt to block the Navy’s use of sonar in their antisubmarine warfare exercises on the coast of S. California, citing the deleterious effects on whales (evidently someone’s watched Star Trek IV too many times). Another caseinvolved David | Read More »