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  • Harry Reid: Daycare ‘Isn’t a Luxury; It’s a Necessity’

    03/13/2014 12:24:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 13, 2014 - 5:35 AM | Susan Jones
    “For millions of families in the United States, childcare is their single largest household expense at nearly $15,000 a year,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday in a speech on the Senate floor. “And in an economy where most families have two working parents, childcare isn’t a luxury—it’s a necessity.” The Senate on Thursday is scheduled to vote on a bill that would amend and reauthorize through fiscal year 2020 the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990. The program provides funding to the states for child-care subsidies for low-income families, as well as money to improve...
  • Belgium set to extend right-to-die law to children By

    02/11/2014 12:13:50 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Yahoos ^ | 2-11-14 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG
    BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium, one of the very few countries where euthanasia is legal, is expected to take the unprecedented step this week of abolishing age restrictions on who can ask to be put to death — extending the right to children for the first time .The legislation appears to have wide support in the largely liberal country.
  • Parents upset over ‘game' at middle school that asked questions like ‘Do your parents drink?’

    02/04/2014 9:57:17 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2-4-14 | Will lerner
    The game was called “Cross the Line,” an ironic title because that’s exactly what parents of students at a middle school in Marinette, Wisconsin think the educators did. WLUK Fox 11 News is reporting that Marinette Middle School played the game in which 5th through 8th graders were grouped together and asked to step forward if they had a “yes” answer to questions like, “Do your parents drink?” and “Has anyone in your family been to jail?” It’s unclear who exactly was leading the game. Parent Amanda Fifarek was not happy with the activity, telling WLUK, “It was too personal....
  • 'Children Belong to All of Us,' Common Core Promoter Says; Opponents Are 'Tiny Minority'

    02/03/2014 7:49:36 PM PST · by marshmallow · 59 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 2/3/14 | Napp Nazworth
    "The children belong to all of us," Paul Reville, an education professor at Harvard and former Massachusetts secretary of Education, said Friday in explaining why states should adopt the Common Core State Standards Initiative. "What we're doing at the national level ... is what a lot of our states thought made sense individually. Why should some towns in cities or states have no standards or low standards and others have extremely high standards when the children belong to all of us and would move. And the same logic applies to the nation," he said, making the case for national standards....
  • Panelist at Podesta Think Tank on Common Core: 'The Children Belong to All of Us'

    02/03/2014 9:26:59 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 31 replies
    CNS News ^ | 02/03/2014 | Penny Starr
    In addressing criticism of the Common Core national education standards, a panelist at the Center for American Progress (CAP), a liberal think tank, said critics were a “tiny minority” who opposed standards altogether, which was unfair because “the children belong to all of us.” Reville continued, “Again, the argument about where it came from I think privileges certain sort of fringe voices about federalism and states’ rights, and things of that nature, when really what we’re doing at the national level here now, state by state, is what a lot of our states thought made sense individually.” “Why should some...
  • Dana Loesch On Mandatory Mental Exams For NY Public School Students

    01/18/2014 9:25:43 AM PST · by absentee · 47 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/18/2014 | Caleb Howe
    In New York, a bill has been proposed by Democrat Assemblywoman Margaret Markey that would require all public school students to undergo mental health exams, more than once, in order to attend. Loesch points out how this fits into a larger picture that is forming with Common Core requirements and various state legislatures across the country. Schools are collecting information such as parental political affiliations, firearm ownership, religious affiliations, and other forms of data mining. She also poses the important question of who would pay for this. Is it going to be yet another financial burden for low and middle...
  • Doubts over Common Core

    01/17/2014 2:50:03 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 11 replies
    WashPo ^ | 1/15/14 | George Will
    Viewed from Washington, which often is the last to learn about important developments, opposition to the Common Core State Standards Initiative still seems as small as the biblical cloud that ariseth out of the sea, no larger than a man’s hand. Soon, however, this education policy will fill a significant portion of the political sky. The Common Core represents the ideas of several national organizations (of governors and school officials) about what and how children should learn. It is the thin end of an enormous wedge. It is designed to advance in primary and secondary education the general progressive agenda...
  • Common Core Sexualizes American School Children

    12/18/2013 4:01:19 PM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | December 17, 2013 | Mary Jo Anderson
    Newburgh New York school district yanked a ninth grade book considered by teachers to be “pornographic.” An Arizona mother launched an avalanche of protest that forced Arizona schools to pull an eleventh grade book that portrays teens in a sado-masochistic relationship. A Catholic school superintendent admits there were two first grade books about families—that included pictures of homosexual pairs—listed on the Common Core Catholic Identity Initiative website, a resource for Catholic schools nationwide. These “family” books—The Family Book and Who’s in a Family—were removed from the website after parental protest.Across the nation, in public and Catholic schools, parents and teachers...
  • Global warming will kill us all, warns Common Core-aligned homework

    12/18/2013 7:48:27 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/18/2013 | Robby Soave
    Fifth grade students at Fremont Elementary School in Colorado were assigned a reading passage that describes global warming as a dangerous, man-made phenomenon that will destroy civilization in a few hundred years. The reading assignment was found inside a workbook aligned with the controversial national Common Core curriculum guidelines, and was titled “Homework from the Future.” It tells the fictional story of a visitor to the year 2512 who discovers that the eastern United States is under water and the country’s population greatly reduced, all thanks to man-made global warming:
  • Children Sing Praises of Affordable Care Act

    12/11/2013 6:48:16 PM PST · by garjog · 15 replies
    childrensdefense ^ | Mar 15, 2012 | childrensdefense
  • Common Core Writing Assignment: Think Like a Nazi and Explain Why Jews Are Evil (Video)

    12/08/2013 10:01:31 PM PST · by servo1969 · 106 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-8-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Coming soon to a classroom near you… nazi jew homework A new Common Core writing assignment asks students to think like a Nazi and explain why Jews are evil. This story first broke back in April: The Times Union reported, via Poor Richard’s News: Think like a Nazi, the assignment required students. Argue why Jews are evil. Students in some Albany High School English classes were asked this week as part of a persuasive writing assignment to make an abhorrent argument: “You must argue that Jews are evil, and use solid rationale from government propaganda to convince me of your...
  • Common Core Lesson Teaches Children Obama Is A Messiah

    12/09/2013 4:32:08 PM PST · by raptor22 · 43 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Decemver 8, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Propaganda: A lesson plan for third-graders linked to a controversial federal education initiative makes sure America's next generation does not forget who is the one we have been waiting for. During the Soul Train Awards in 2012, comedian and actor Jamie Foxx exhorted a wildly cheering crowd to "first of all (give) honor to god, and our lord and savior Barack Obama," exhibiting the all-too-widespread hero worship that casts rational thought aside and labels even legitimate criticism as virtual blasphemy. The same cult of personality is creeping into lesson plans and reading materials being created under the guise of the...
  • Fallin issues order supporting common core

    12/07/2013 5:07:53 AM PST · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    ap ^ | december 4, 2013
    Gov. Mary Fallin has issued an executive order in support of education standards in math and English known as Common Core and says she hopes the order will ease fears that the standards represent a federal takeover of public education.
  • Common Core Assignment Makes Parents Identify Whether They Are ‘Liberal’ or ‘Conservative’

    12/04/2013 5:38:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | December 3, 2013 | Stephen Kruiser
    AND…creepier. An assignment sent home from an Oak Forest, IL high school government class is raising eyebrows among parents who are shocked by the questionnaire they and their children are required to fill out. The questionnaire (below) has the parents identify their positions on a number of highly-charged issues, and then places them on a “political spectrum”. The survey is part of Oak Forest High School’s Common Core curriculum, which according to the school district’s website is to …”provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do...
  • IL Common Core School Assignment Requires Parents to Self-Identify as Conservative or Liberal

    12/04/2013 7:39:55 AM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    A recent Common Core assignment sent home from an Oak Forest, Illinois high school requires parents to self-identify as conservative or liberal.The Illinois Review reported: An assignment sent home from an Oak Forest, IL high school government class is raising eyebrows among parents who are shocked by the questionnaire they and their children are required to fill out. The questionnaire (below) has the parents identify their positions on a number of highly-charged issues, and then places them on a “political spectrum.”The survey is part of Oak Forest High School’s Common Core curriculum, whichaccording to the school district’s website is to …”provide a...
  • Officials hide evidence: After 4 years of Common Core – test scores plummet

    11/23/2013 4:45:32 AM PST · by markomalley · 36 replies
    EAG News ^ | 11/23/2013
    A Common Core school district – Gulfport, Mississippi – is covering up failing test scores. At a recent meeting by Superintendent Glen East, parents were told that the test scores of the district had improved dramatically under the implementation of the Common Core curriculum.  The Superintendent made his claims regarding dramatic academic improvement of all students by using ONLY the scores of the  top 150 students.In his comments to parents, Mr. East stated, “This district already had national average ACT scores. We’ve now gone with our top students, our top 150 students, we’ve gone from a 23 average to almost...
  • Forced Reading: 4th Grade Common Core Book Tells Kids Why Obama is Rejected by White Voters

    11/22/2013 3:45:59 PM PST · by lowbridge · 41 replies
    http://freepatriot.org ^ | november 21, 2013
    As Common Core continues to concern parents across the U.S., a book that includes drugs, drinking, racial stereotypes all wrapped up in a political agenda has made its way into the Common Core curriculum. Fourth graders in Dupo, Illinois are reading a biography of Barack Obama entitled “Barack Obama”, written by Jane Sutcliffe and published by Lerner. The book contains very mature content and highlights the problems Obama has faced while growing up, all while blaming the color of his skin
  • Obama biography, required reading, tells fourth-graders that white Americans are racists

    11/22/2013 12:03:51 PM PST · by rarestia · 70 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 22 November 2013 | Eric Owens
    Some parents in Dupo, Ill. are not happy that a biography of President Barack Obama is required reading for fourth-graders. They say the book contains a host of controversial elements, not least of which is that it casts white Americans who disagree with Obama’s politics as racist. Fourth-grade students at Bluffview Elementary School were instructed that they would be tested and graded on the book’s contents, reports EAGnews.org. The book, called simply “Barack Obama,” is published by Lerner Publications. The author, Jane Sutcliffe, appears to specialize in these kinds of biographies. She has written similar titles about Jesse Owens, Ronald...
  • ST. CLAIR COUNTY 4TH GRADE BOOK SAYS WHITE VOTERS REJECTED OBAMA BECAUSE OF RACE

    11/22/2013 10:29:24 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 24 replies
    illinoisreview.typepad.com ^ | NOVEMBER 21, 2013 | IR
    DUPO, IL - Fourth graders in Dupo Illinois are reading a biography of Barack Obama that's raising eyebrows among St. Clair County parents. The book, which supplements the school's Common Core curriculum, blames television for the negative behaviors the first African-American president picked up as a teen: Screen Shot 2013-11-21 at 7.05.21 AM The book - brought to the attention this week of those on the "Moms Against Duncan - MAD" Facebook page, goes on to say white Americans were hesitant to vote for a black president, and that Obama pushed the race issue to bring the nation together. "But...
  • Obama’s Ed Secretary: Common Core Opponents Are White Suburban Moms with Dumb Kids

    11/19/2013 8:33:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    Obama’s Education Secretary recently said that opponents to the Administration’s “Common Core” Standards are merely “white suburban moms” who are, all of a sudden, learning that their kids aren’t real bright. Arne Duncan (wow. . . Perfect name for a 1970’s sitcom) made the degrading remarks to a group of state school superintendents on Friday. According to the Washington Post: U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a group of state schools superintendents Friday that he found it “fascinating” that some of the opposition to the Common Core State Standards has come from “white suburban moms who — all of...
  • Love Your Government—And Its Forms: The Common Core Prepares Young People for Bureaucracy

    11/18/2013 8:53:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2013 | Terrence Moore
    The Founding Fathers understood government forms. What they meant by the term was the arrangement of power found in any civil society, whether monarchy, aristocracy, or democracy. This is what Thomas Jefferson meant when he wrote in the Declaration, “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,” and “mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.” The careful, prudent balancing of the forms of government in the U.S. Constitution—combining...
  • Common Core Teaches Kids Government Must Be Obeyed

    11/15/2013 4:07:35 PM PST · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 15, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Schools: Opposition is rising to new national education standards pushed on public schools. They have turned schools into re-education camps for liberalism, with political statements masquerading as English lessons. If one had to include one speech by President Ronald Reagan as recommended reading in a national standardized curriculum it might be the one in which he stood in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and said, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" One might pick Reagan's first inaugural address when he said, "Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem." Or even his 1964 "A...
  • Tear Down this What? The Common Core on the End of the Cold War

    11/11/2013 10:24:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2013 | Terrence Moore
    The ninth of November marked the twenty-fourth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, probably the most important historical event since World War II and the most important lesson about human freedom experienced within the living memory of most of us. Presumably, next year there will be more of a commemoration, but the salient question now is how this lesson is being taught in the nation’s classrooms. For while those of us in our forties and older remember the fall of communism and its causes, today’s teenagers are wholly in the dark. What, then, are the high-school students of...
  • Deliberate Dumbing Down… Charlotte Iserbyt explained

    11/07/2013 2:24:43 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 7 replies
    Edfrontier blog ^ | Oct. 7, 2013 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Wade through several hundred discussions about education. You finally realize it all comes down to one question: did all this crazy bad stuff happen by accident, or do the people at the top get up every morning scheming to keep kids semi-literate, unable to do much arithmetic, and ignorant in any direction you look? I'm fascinated by this question because, for one thing, the crazy bad stuff seems too vast to be accidental. You can’t take your eyes off it. Watching Rome burn must’ve been a similar experience. The waste, the incompetence, the reckless malice. Whatever the exact cause, finally...
  • Jewish Dad Questions Homework Assignment: Investigated for being Neo Nazi

    11/07/2013 8:23:37 AM PST · by samsmom · 23 replies
    Todd's American Dispatch ^ | November 6, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    You will not indoctrinate my child,” he wrote. “If you are going to present articles with a slant to one side you are morally and ethically required to present the opposing views, to give an opportunity for the student, your captive audience, to come to their own conclusions.” Barry also reached out to the principal, who defended the teacher’s assignment and allegedly told him The New York Times story was not slanted. On Friday the story took a bizarre turn. A friend of Barry’s received a telephone call that he says came from Cydnee Cohen, the president of the East...
  • Conservative Parents, Left-Wing Children

    11/05/2013 6:08:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 122 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2013 | Dennis Prager
    There is a phenomenon that is rarely commented on but which is as common as it is significant. For at least two generations, countless conservative parents have seen their adult children reject their core values. I have met these parents throughout America. I have spoken with them in person and on my radio show. Many have confided to me -- usually with a resigned sadness -- that one or more of their children has adopted left-wing social, moral and political beliefs. A particularly dramatic recent example was a pastor who told me that he has three sons, all of whom...
  • Common Core-aligned lesson teaches students to obey government officials, ignore individual rights

    11/04/2013 6:48:27 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Education Action Group ^ | 11/4/2013 | Ben Velderman
    A new Common Core-aligned lesson is teaching third-graders across the United States that “the commands of government officials must be obeyed by all,” and that “the wants of an individual are less important than the well-being of the nation.” Those un-American and unconstitutional concepts are being peddled to elementary students by the Pearson Education company, one of the nation’s leading producers of school curricula, reports MinutemenNews.com.The historically inaccurate lesson appears to be part of a Pearson Education unit that teaches kids about Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War – “Hold the Flag High” – while doubling as an English assignment....
  • COMMON CORE: INDOCTRINATING FOURTH GRADERS ABOUT ‘WHITE PRIVILEGE’

    10/30/2013 5:25:03 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 14 replies
    Watchdog Wire ^ | 10/28/2013
    Kyle Olson of EAGnews, an education reform non-profit based in Muskegon, recently published a video exposing the content of the curriculum that will be used by fourth grade teachers for the Common Core national standards in English. Olson takes issue with the use of a children’s book called “The Jacket.” Olson explains, “The story centers around a young white boy named Phil who wrongly accuses an African-American student of stealing his brother’s jacket. This is a fun little book about racism and white privilege – a left-wing concept that teaches students the values of an American society are actually designed...
  • Common Core: Indoctrinating Fourth Graders about ‘White Privilege’

    10/30/2013 5:39:42 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 25 replies
    Watchdog Wire ^ | October 28, 2013 | Izzy Lyman
    Kyle Olson of EAGnews, an education reform non-profit based in Muskegon, recently published a video exposing the content of the curriculum that will be used by fourth grade teachers for the Common Core national standards in English. Olson takes issue with the use of a children’s book called “The Jacket.” Olson explains, “The story centers around a young white boy named Phil who wrongly accuses an African-American student of stealing his brother’s jacket. This is a fun little book about racism and white privilege – a left-wing concept that teaches students the values of an American society are actually designed...
  • Crushed by the Cost of Child Care

    10/23/2013 12:46:07 PM PDT · by DarkSavant · 34 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 17, 2013 | ALISSA QUART
    The difficulty of obtaining good, affordable day care is well known as a problem afflicting the working poor. But increasingly, middle- and upper-middle-class parents are finding that day care is hard to find or access and that even when it is available it is startlingly costly. Among the mothers I spoke to, one sent her daughter to a day care proprietor where the owner secretly had another woman mind all eight babies all day long; another signed up for a slot at a local day care when she was newly pregnant. Her daughter is now 5, and she is still...
  • Public Schools “Celebrating” LGBT History Month

    10/03/2013 11:35:25 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | October 3, 2013
    What are your kids studying in school today? Public schools from California to Florida are celebrating LGBT History Month, where they highlight a homosexual or lesbian each day. Today, America’s school children are learning about Edward-turned-Gwen Araujo, who was intimate with men who allegedly beat him when they discovered that he was not a woman. “If parents think our school children should be focused on science and math, not sex and murder, they need to talk to teachers, principals, and school boards to ensure that this program is stopped,” cautions Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “The sexual...
  • Escaping 'Government' Schools

    10/02/2013 5:08:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 2, 2013 | John Stossel
    People say public schools are "one of the best parts of America". I believed that. Then I started reporting on them. Now I know that public school -- government school is a better name -- is one of the worst parts of America. It's a stultified government monopoly. It never improves. Most services improve. They get faster, better, cheaper. But not government monopolies. Government schools are rigid, boring, expensive and more segregated than private schools. I call them "government" instead of "public" schools because not much is "public" about them. Members of the public don't get to pick their kids'...
  • Brainwashing Your Kids??? (ADL propaganda loose in schools)

    09/22/2013 8:00:31 AM PDT · by magna carta · 10 replies
    Anti Defamation League ^ | 9/20/13 | Colleen Vera
    After lessons with bias against Christianity, Capitalism and American Exceptionalism were discovered last year, Texas parents started asking their school districts the question, “Do you use CSCOPE?” When told, “No, we don’t use CSCOPE here,” there was a sigh of relief. But now there is a new question Texas parents need to ask their schools, “Which anti-bullying program do you use?”
  • School Takes Kids to Mosque, Gives them Copies of Koran

    09/18/2013 4:22:08 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    http://townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A Tennessee high school has decided to revise its field trip policy after a group of freshmen were taken to an Islamic mosque where they were given copies of the Koran and while a student who opted out of the trip was given a worksheet that alleged Muslims treated their conquered people better than the United States treated minorities. The students were in an honors world studies class at Hendersonville High School and the field trips to the mosque as well as a Hindu temple were part of a three-week course on world religions. But some parents objected to the...
  • 4th Grade Students Taught: “Government Is Like Your Family”, Provides For You

    09/02/2013 4:16:49 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 23 replies
    Saving Our Future ^ | Sept. 2, 2013
    If you come from a broken or dysfunctional family, or bad neighborhood, how enticing and deceptive this indoctrination is… Via The Blaze: Fourth-grade students in Illinois are learning that “government is like a nation’s family” because it sets rules and takes care of needs such as health care and education. So says a worksheet for social studies homework that was distributed to students at East Prairie School in Skokie, Ill, complete with a drawing of Uncle Sam cradling a baby that represents the citizens. Students are then prompted to answer 10 questions comparing government and families, including how their family...
  • Obama administration presses forward on early education [socialist indoctrination]

    08/13/2013 12:31:15 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | Aug 13, 2013 | By CAITLIN EMMA
    President Barack Obama has found a way to cater to his obsession with pre-K programs while the rest of his education agenda stalls: Skip Congress and spend the money anyway. Hundreds of millions of dollars in discretionary funding for early learning are funneling into states although Congress hasn’t seriously considered paying for President Barack Obama’s universal preschool proposal. Race to the Top early learning awards and Affordable Care Act money are helping states carry out their pre-K and early childcare plans. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is traveling the country to deliver what amounts to an early childhood stump speech, and...
  • Obama presses forward on early ed ("Skip Congress and spend the money anyway")

    08/13/2013 10:50:44 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | August 13, 2013 | Caitlin Emma
    President Barack Obama has found a way to cater to his obsession with pre-K programs while the rest of his education agenda stalls: Skip Congress and spend the money anyway. Hundreds of millions of dollars in discretionary funding for early learning are funneling into states although Congress hasn’t seriously considered paying for President Barack Obama’s universal preschool proposal. Race to the Top early learning awards and Affordable Care Act money are helping states carry out their pre-K and early childcare plans. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is traveling the country to deliver what amounts to an early childhood stump speech, and...
  • Colorado: The New China

    08/07/2013 7:21:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/07/2013 | Lincoln Brown
    Again, I offer my back yard as an asylum to anyone in Colorado who still wishes to breathe free air. Bring your own tent, RV hookups not provided. If you are tired of looking at Cuba under Castro, China under Mao, Russia under Stalin, or (insert the name of a power-crazed fascist here) for examples of what will happen when ersatz dictators get completely beyond the pale, you can always turn to Colorado. If you follow the news at all, you know that Colorado is not far from going completely over the edge into some kind of tie-dyed dictatorship. Whether...
  • State Using Students to Promote Obamacare

    07/01/2013 5:11:37 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 7 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | July 1, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    In a situation that could previously only be conjectured as happening in North Korea, Nazi Germany, or some other tyrannical nation, schoolchildren are going to be used as pawns of the State to promote Obamacare. Where is this Orwellian event occurring, you ask? It's happening in the big government loving state of California. It seems that the Los Angeles school district is using a state grant to teach students to be "messengers" for the law. The district was awarded $990,000 for this purpose, and the California health insurance exchange is spending $37 million in grants overall according to the Heartland...
  • C-SPAN Caller Educates NPR Reporter on Obamacare Propaganda in California Schools

    07/01/2013 2:20:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 1, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want to go to the audio sound bites, 'cause this was fascinating. On C-SPAN's Washington Journal show today, the guest was the NPR correspondent Julie Rovner, and they had the viewer call-in segment, and they had a caller named Don from Cambridge, Nebraska. The caller knows more about how the regime is using the exchanges than anybody at C-SPAN or NPR. We have two sound bites, and here's the first one. This is the caller, Don from Cambridge, Nebraska. DON: I was just kind of curious about this health care deal. If it's such a good...
  • OBAMA'S PRE-K POWER GRAB

    06/25/2013 6:52:30 AM PDT · by rhema · 22 replies
    WND ^ | 6/24/13 | PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY
    Under the media’s radar, Obama has been aggressively promoting one of his fiscally extravagant projects announced in his 2013 State of the Union Address: “preschool available to every single child in America.” The plan for the federal government to take over the care of preschool children, a longtime goal of the feminists that used to be called universal child care, is now (probably to sound academic) called Pre-K. The Obama administration downplays the $75 billion initial cost of Pre-K by claiming it can be covered by raising the federal tax on cigarettes from $1.01 to $1.95. But cigarette taxes were...
  • Sebelius: Kids 'So Far Behind' by 3rd Grade 'May As Well Drop Out'

    06/13/2013 7:51:43 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 130 replies
    CNS News ^ | 06/12/2013 | Penny Starr
    Children who don’t get a pre-kindergarten education, ideally from birth to age 5, might fall behind and “may as well drop out” by third grade, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said on Wednesday at an event to garner support for President Barack Obama's $75-billion proposal to increase pre-school enrollment across the country.
  • Pelosi: Gov’t Childcare Next ‘Pillar’ of America, ‘Children Learning, Parents Earning’

    04/29/2013 10:00:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    Pelosi: Gov’t Childcare Next ‘Pillar’ of America, ‘Children Learning, Parents Earning’ April 29, 2013 By Eric Scheiner (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told a gathering in Cleveland that childcare for all should be the next “pillar” of American government and “the president comes close in his budget when he says ‘preschool for all’, because we have a situation of children learning, parents earning.” “I need your help on this because we talked about - Social Security a pillar of economic stability for America’s families,” Pelosi said at the City Club of Cleveland on April 15. “Medicare and Medicaid another...
  • Girls Told to Ask for Lesbian Kiss at School

    04/27/2013 6:53:11 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 53 replies
    Parents of children attending a Red Hook, New York, middle school are outraged after a recent anti-bullying presentation at Linden Avenue Middle School. The workshop for 13 and 14-year-old girls focused on homosexuality and gender identity. They were also taught words such as "pansexual" and "genderqueer." Parents say their daughters were told to ask one another for a kiss and they say two girls were told to stand in front of the class and pretend they were lesbians on a date.
  • Students Asked to ‘Argue That Jews Are Evil’ and Prove Nazi Loyalty in Assignment Linked to Common

    04/12/2013 5:50:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/13/13 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Students in some Albany High School English classes were asked to participate in the unthinkable this week as part of a persuasive writing assignment. The objective? Prove why Jews are evil and convince the teacher of their loyalty to the Third Reich in five paragraphs or less. “You must argue that Jews are evil, and use solid rationale from government propaganda to convince me of your loyalty to the Third Reich!” read the description on the assignment, which the school superintendent said reflects the kind of sophisticated writing expected of students under the new Common Core standards and was meant...
  • Obama Calls for Federally-Funded Pre-School for Four Year Olds

    04/12/2013 5:35:07 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 37 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 Apr 2013 | John Semmens
    Saying that too many of our children are ill-prepared for the world of the future, President Obama urged Congress to enact federal funding for pre-schools. “We need to replace the idiosyncratic influences of our ‘do-it-yourself’ methods of child rearing with a more cohesive approach,” the President said. “Leaving so much of the responsibility on each individual family is a formula for chaos. Different parents seek to instill different value systems. The result is that clashes of these value systems impede coordinated progress toward the collective well-being of all.” “In addition to providing an environment for the inculcation of better values,...
  • Wis. 8th Grade Crossword Puzzle Definitions: Conservatism = ‘Restricting Personal Freedoms,’

    04/11/2013 1:39:53 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | april 11, 2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    A mother at a Wisconsin public school said her daughter’s eighth grade class was assigned a worksheet with some eyebrow-raising definitions for “conservatism” and “liberalism.” Conservatism, it stated in part, believes in “preserving traditional moral values by restricting personal freedoms” while liberalism is for “equality and personal freedom for everyone.” “This is indoctrination,” Tamra Varebrook, a Republican activist in Racine, Wis., told TheBlaze on Thursday after her 13-year-old daughter showed her the crossword-style vocabulary sheet from Union Grove Elementary School earlier this week. Varebrook first talked about the assignment with the news arm of the conservative Education Action Group. Varebrook...
  • COMMUNIST PARTY, SOCIALISTS, NOT SURE WHAT THE BIG DEAL IS WITH MSNBC'S MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY

    04/10/2013 2:51:28 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 20 replies
    Politic365 ^ | April 10, 2013 | Christopher Goins
    The Communist Party USA and the Democratic Socialists of America don’t see what the big deal is when it comes to MSNBC Host’s Melissa Harris-Perry’s latest 30-second spot advocating for society to move beyond its “private idea” of kids belonging to parents and families and to the notion that they belong to “whole communities.”
  • Obama calls for cigarette tax hike of 94 cents a pack

    04/10/2013 1:32:46 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 96 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/10/2013 | By Steve Hargreaves
    President's Obama's call for a 94-cent-a-pack hike on federal cigarette taxes to fund early childhood education programs is controversial. Anti-smoking groups applaud the proposal, but some tax experts and tobacco companies are against it. The case for the tax. The tax is being presented as way to fund education and reduce smoking rates. It would raise roughly $78 billion over 10 years. "The proposed tobacco tax increase would have substantial public health benefits, particularly for young Americans," the president's budget read. "Researchers have found that raising taxes on cigarettes significantly reduces consumption, with especially large effects on youth smoking." After...
  • Obama: Put Nation´s 4-Year-Olds in ‘Public Preschool;´ Will Save on ‘Child-Care Costs

    04/10/2013 1:14:26 PM PDT · by opentalk · 35 replies
    CNS news ^ | April 10, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In the message he issued along with his budget proposal on Wednesday morning, President Barack Obama said he wants to see 4-year-old children in the United States enrolled in public schools. Obama said America needs to start enrolling 4-year-olds to make sure the children are “better prepared for the demands of the global economy” and to help parents save on "child-care costs." After saying the United States needs to “equip our citizens with the skills and training” to fill jobs in manufacturing,energy and infrastructure,Obama said,“And that has to start at the earliest possible age.”