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  • Court’s smackdown of Obama is about more than just transgender policies

    08/23/2016 2:55:59 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/23/16 | Dan Calabrese
    It's about the abuse of the tax code to undermine federalism and the constitutional separation of powers You probably saw yesterday - and maybe you celebrated - the news that a federal judge has ordered a nationwide halt to the Obama policy of requiring states, cities and school districts to accommodate “transgender” bathroom usage or face the loss of federal funds. It’s certainly good news that the transgender nonsense has suffered a defeat. But if you think that’s all this is about, you’re missing a much larger point. Obama and the Democrats don’t even really care all that much about...
  • Honest Education Discussion Requires Counting All the Dollars

    08/23/2016 10:21:05 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/23/2016 | Ben DeGrow
    Though the evidence for Michigan spending its way to educational success continues to disappoint, its champions have turned to misdirection and misinformation to keep pressing their cause forward. The release of the $400,000 Michigan Education Finance Study (better known as the adequacy study) was far more of an early summer flop than a box office hit. As Detroit Free Press editorial page editor Stephen Henderson laments, the study “landed with the force of a feather on desks in Lansing.” His call for the adequacy study to start “a bigger conversation” about school funding was echoed a few days later in...
  • HUD Moves to Dictate Classroom Diversity

    08/23/2016 10:02:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/23/16 | John Anthony
    It is time to recognize that devious bureaucrats and out of control federal agencies are the real enemies of economic mobility (In a bold move, HUD partnered with the Departments of Transportation and Education to create a massive alteration in the way children experience school. The program is designed to help low-income families grow financially. Instead, it accomplishes something much different.) HUD is the ‘gold’ standard of dangerously unchecked bureaucracies. Dangerous because the agency’s zealous moves already threaten property owners’ choices and undermine the authority of local public officials.
  • Federal Judge Slaps Down Obama Transgender Bathroom "Directive"

    08/22/2016 4:45:00 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 7 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | August 22, 2016
    In a major blow to the claims of school board member Ryan McElveen and others that Barack Obama's recent directive to schools constitutes "the law", a federal judge ruled today to block the "directive", and stated that such public policy questions must be decided by elected public officials, not Department of Education bureaucrats. The judge granted a preliminary injunction, which the Obama administration is expected to appeal. From Breitbart.com: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 forbids any employer from discriminating on the basis of sex. In 1972, Congress added Title IX, requiring all schools receiving federal funds—which...
  • Another academic sinecure for DeRay the Destroyer

    08/22/2016 11:33:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/22/16 | Matthew Vadum
    DeRay Mckesson: Fall 2016 fellow at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics A George Soros-backed Black Lives Matter leader with delusions of eloquence has been given his second prestigious academic posting in two years because he’s good at starting race riots. It’s proof that crime pays. Embrace the pathologies of the Left and you will be showered with high praise and honors. The agitator at hand is DeRay Mckesson, who should be in prison along with his fellow BLM terrorists. He will be a Fall 2016 fellow at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics.
  • How A War Hero Launched A War On Bad Math Instruction

    08/21/2016 8:59:32 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 26 replies
    Federalist, the ^ | 15 August 2015 | Nakonia Hayes
    In 1990, the Navajo students of Window Rock High School in Fort Defiance, Arizona, asked the author of their calculus book, John Saxon, to be their graduation speaker. The class sponsor had suggested the governor as their speaker, but the students wanted Saxon. A story in The Arizona Republic explained, “At this high school, as at thousands of other schools around the country, Saxon’s name is spoken with reverence by pupils who credit him with changing completely their views about math.” Arnell Yazzie, president of the senior class, said he and others taking calculus had lobbied for Saxon’s selection. “He...
  • Hero2Hero interview on the Edward Woodson radio show

    08/21/2016 7:37:19 AM PDT · by RobaWho
    The Edward Woodson Radio Show ^ | Hero2Hero | Rob Cunningham
    By preventing millions of children from believing in terrorism, we protect the innocent and reduce the long-term threat of terrorism in America. Hero2Hero offers a real solution all Americans can support.
  • Detroit Schools Deteriorated, Questions On $500 Million Bond

    08/17/2016 11:12:38 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 17 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/15/2016 | Tom Gantert
    During this past school year, the condition of the Detroit Public Schools’ buildings made national news. For example, Detroit teacher Shalon Miller wrote about her poor working conditions in an article published by The Washington Post. While the media coverage focused on the poor conditions of the schools, it did not mention that in November 2009, taxpayers approved a $500.5 million millage for DPS, specifically to improve the condition of the district's buildings. Miller wrote in The Washington Post: “I wonder why my students are left in the worst conditions possible.” And she said Wednesday that taxpayers should have the...
  • MSU Car Smoking Ban Increases Potential for Community-Police Tensions

    08/17/2016 9:56:19 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 33 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/14/2016 | Kahryn Riley
    Americans everywhere are struggling to come to grips with recent high-profile tragedies arising from violent encounters between police and civilians. For both police and many motorists, routine traffic stops have become nerve-wracking events. This is the backdrop against which the trustees of Michigan State University have imposed a new ordinance that will increase the number of needless traffic stops on its campuses. The measure takes effect on Aug. 15, and bans smoking or using smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes anywhere on MSU property. The ordinance applies even to personal vehicles on public streets that pass through the university. Violators can be...
  • Google Censors Conservative Anti-Public School Website for "Violating Terms of Service"

    08/14/2016 11:02:37 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 12 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | August 14, 2016
    (sources and screenshots at the original article) In the latest of a string of incidents involving Google showing their liberal bias, the website Take Back Fairfax (takebackfairfax.org) has apparently been banned from Google's Short URL service for allegedly "violating Google's terms of service." On August 13, 2016, ResistanceMedia's Twitter account (@schooltyranny16) posted an excerpt from a Take Back Fairfax article entitled "The Moral Narcissism of Ryan McElveen", with a link to the article. The message reads, "this goo.gl shortlink has been disabled. It was found to be violating our Terms of Service. Click here and here for more information about...
  • Middle Schoolers Quizzed on Words 'Popo, Bling Bling, True Dat'

    08/12/2016 3:43:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 11, 2016 | 3:16 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Some middle school students in Georgia got a lesson in slang from the streets this week and some parents are not pleased. WSAV-TV is reporting a class at Godley Station School got quizzed on words like “punked,” “popo,” “true dat” and “bling bling.” A parent posted the quiz online and now many are questioning what arrived on the desks of some Savannah-Chatham students this week. Labeled as “Geography Jumpstart,” the instructions of the worksheet called for the middle school class to define words like “yo,” “dog,” “punked,” “popo,” “sportin’” and “bling-bling” based on the context of sentences provided. …
  • Univ. of Houston student government VP suspended for saying ‘all lives matter’

    08/12/2016 8:39:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/12/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Fascism Here’s just how Orwellian the American college campus has become. A student government president suspends one of his vice presidents (apparently he has the authority to do that, or he doesn’t but he did it anyway) because of an opinion she expressed. Then, he informs everyone that his action in no way violated her freedom of speech. Next: I consume a chicken and the slaughtered chicken is entirely unaffected by what happened.
  • Self-Defense in School: Public School Totalitarians Protect Bullies, Punish Victims

    08/10/2016 9:26:28 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 30 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | August 8, 2016
    In every public school environment, there are bullies. Some of them harass and annoy others verbally or through the internet, while others violently assault their victims. The epidemic of school bullying is as a result of a morally neutral, evolution-based school curriculum -- as well as school policies that effectively prohibit self defense in school. These policies are most likely unconstitutional, but there have been no major legal opinions issued as of today (August 8, 2016.) However, a Texas high school student has sued his school district for suspending him for defending himself against violent bullies, and the case is...
  • LA: "He was such a good boy" "It was his Own Fault."

    08/09/2016 6:33:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    America does not really have a "gun violence" problem.  America has a violent urban black culture problem.  If you want to look at the numbers more closely, you can add in a violent illegal immigrant problem. There is a common theme that has become an Internet cliché when a young black man is shot and killed in the middle of a violent crime. "He was such a nice boy." "He was turning his life around." "He was an aspiring rap star." "They didn't have to shoot him." It is refreshing when the mother of a young black man shot...
  • Benjamin Spock and Amy Chua: Two Disaster for our children

    08/09/2016 6:12:30 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 25 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Hey everyone I'm having fun on my vacation with my family, we've done a lot this summer and I know many of you wanted some good articles and I felt compelled to do this particular article about Amy Chua for a while. In fact I've meant to do this several months ago but for whatever reason I never did. That changed while in California. California has the tenth worst education system in the country. Public school teachers especially in California really don't give a damn about our kids... They take our money, raise our kids to be commies, illiterates and...
  • Communist oppresion in Greece during the civil war

    08/06/2016 11:19:05 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 14 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t-h11Fv2NQ A preview of life under Hillary Clinton This movie examines what happened to the citizens of Lia in Greece during the devastating civil war of 1946. During this war hundreds of thousands of Greeks lost their lives to communists. the greatest tragedy illustrated, children taken from their parents to sent to live in Socialist countries such as Albania, Russia and Czechoslovakia. Over 20,000 children were stolen from their parents against their will to socialist countries where they were abused and mistreated. many never lived to return to Greece ever again. Consider this a warning to all Americans on the...
  • U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: Faithful Witness to Marriage

    08/05/2016 7:08:28 PM PDT · by iowamark · 1 replies
    US Conference of Catholic Bishops ^ | August 5. 2016 | Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, Bishop Richard J. Malone and Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski
    Questions revolving around marriage and human sexuality are deeply felt in our homes and communities. We join with our Holy Father Pope Francis in affirming the inviolable dignity of all people and the Church’s important role in accompanying all those in need. In doing so, we also stand with Pope Francis in preserving the dignity and meaning of marriage as the union of a man and a woman. The two strands of the dignity of the person and the dignity of marriage and the family are interwoven. To pull apart one is to unravel the whole fabric. When a prominent...
  • Prince George's County Public Schools to Operate Satanist Youth Groups starting September, 2016

    08/05/2016 10:52:42 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 22 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | August 5, 2016
    Recently, a Satanist group called the "Satanic Temple" held a meeting in Salem, Massachusets, where they planned how to infiltrate public schools. At the meeting, the Satanists decided to form "After School Satan Clubs" to indoctrinate public school students into the Satanic worldview. Apparently, according to the Satanic Temple's website, several schools across the country have been offered to host these clubs, and it appears that the decision has already been made. One of the schools on the Satanic Temple's list is in Prince George's County, which borders Fairfax County. Bradbury Heights Elementary School, in Capitol Heights, Maryland, will operate...
  • School Choice Withstands Twists and Turns of Detroit Debate

    08/04/2016 11:09:32 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/2/2016 | Ben DeGrow
    Having lived most of my adult life in Colorado, I’ve driven more than my share of winding mountain roads. But their twists and turns have nothing on the recent legislative saga resolving the debate over Detroit Public Schools. When the dust settled in June, the all-out blitz to create a Detroit Education Commission was effectively blocked. The new bureaucracy had been pitched as a way to address the frustrating shortage of effective schools in the nation’s worst-performing school district, but ended up on the ash heap, at least for this year. The urgency of the debate was real and intense....
  • Student facing 50 day suspension for saying 'All Lives Matter'

    08/03/2016 10:10:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 3, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Politically correct tyranny is afoot at the University of Houston. I was recently made aware of a student at the university who was suspended for 50 days by the student government association and ordered to attend diversity training over a reference she made about the Black Lives Matter crowd. (She can still go to class but she can't participate in student government activities.) “#ForgetBlackLivesMatter; more like AllLivesMatter,” wrote Rohini Sethi, the vice president of the school’s student government association. Ms. Sethi wrote those words last month just a few hours after five Dallas police officers were assassinated. Her belief that...
  • OR: Misleading Headline of the Month: AP "Man who shot sleeping intruder"

    08/02/2016 7:11:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The above headline must be one of the most misleading that I have seen. It comes from AP itself. It is aided and abbetted by the AP leading sentence. From the washingtontimes.com: BEND, Ore. (AP) - The man who shot and killed another person asleep inside a Bend home in 2012 is asking a court to throw out a wrongful death lawsuit against him. The intruder was not sleeping.  He was actively fighting the couple that found him asleep in the homeowners house. There was an extensive investigation, and the shooting was ruled justified. The story is all over...
  • Two-Thirds of Americans Support Free College Tuition

    08/01/2016 12:40:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 1, 2016 | Martha C. White
    This might be an idea whose time has come: Nearly two-thirds of Americans are in favor of free college for everyone, and about three-quarters think at least some people should be eligible for free college, a new survey shows. As the labor market increasingly benefits the better educated, and as college education and earnings potential become more tightly linked, people are coming around to an idea that seemed radical until very recently. Vermont senator Bernie Sanders touted the idea as a central plank of his primary platform, and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton recently announced her own version, which includes a...
  • Where Ag Fosters Self-Reliance from the Ground Up (K-12)

    08/01/2016 10:38:48 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 2 replies
    Freep | 08-01-2016 | Charles O'Connell
    The diary of a Yankee farmer who stopped writing after 20 years in about 1795, was analyzed for equivalence to professions, in the range of tasks he accomplished.It was found that in that 20 year period, he practiced 200 separate crafts, from wheelrighting to coopering, probably a fair amount of small-scale blacksmithy.Where do you find this today? When something breaks down on the farm, the first stop isn't the NAPA, it's your own machine shop.A clue is that the county west of Sacramento which has UC Davis close by, Yolo County, has the highest proportion, percentage of county land in...
  • Prayer Request for my Grandson

    07/31/2016 11:40:18 PM PDT · by AzNASCARfan · 40 replies
    Jaxsons Got Guts ^ | July 31, 2016 | AzNascarfan
    The Above Source link goes to a blog my Daughter Started for my Grandson Jaxson. Not sure how often she will keep it updated, but gives a little background anyway I wanted to make a prayer request and also help spread the word that August is Short Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month https://www.facebook.com/SBSFoundation/ Jaxson is waiting for a bowel and liver transplant, He missed out once about a year ago because he was sick when the organs were available. She got the pre-call again after that and organs went to a closer recipient instead. It is such a hard prayer to...
  • New USDA rules eliminate junk food in schools

    07/24/2016 6:11:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WLNE-TV ^ | July 21, 2016 | Rebecca Turco and ABC News
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Students might notice some changes in the cafeteria when they go back to school in a few weeks. The USDA will announce rules today that require schools to get rid of unhealthy snacks and eliminate students’ exposure to junk food, ABC News has exclusively learned. Rhode Island already complies, having phased in these healthy guidelines about seven years ago, before they were official rules. "We're proud of what we're doing in Rhode Island,” said Elliot Krieger, spokesman for the state Department of Education. “We've been a leading state on this and it's great that our students have...
  • How to reform Public Schools.

    07/24/2016 10:56:38 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 9 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | July 23, 2016
    What can we do to reform Fairfax County Public Schools? There is certainly a lot to do! This is a list of 11 reforms which would decimate the entrenched FCPS Mafia, promote greater parent involvement, and protect Constitutional principles. --- All readers of ResistanceMedia are IMPLORED to contact the FCPS school board and send them a link to this article with a message about how these reforms are needed. A referendum on these reforms is needed, and we will be considering a campaign to put some of these reforms on the ballot in an upcoming referendum. By clicking this link,...
  • Education Enabling Cultural Decline

    07/24/2016 8:05:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/24/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    If given everything free, tiny housing units, Internet, smart devices, food, education, Netflix, pot, and public transportation passes, the youth will remain on the globalist environmental social justice train forever as anonymous global citizens Trying to have a rational discussion based on facts with a College of Education graduate who uses Common Core teaching methods, how children learn, and the dumbing down of America’s education, is like trying to reason with a petulant child who happens to be a member of the Communist Party USA. They take everything very personal and in a fascistic way, it’s their way or the...
  • Tactical Use of the AR-15

    07/21/2016 11:55:43 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 50 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/21/2016 | J Hines
    Everybody has an AR because of its reliability, durability and flexibility. Besides owning a shotgun an AR is the next best thing for a home defense. This video highlights Richard Nance (GunsandAmmo Editor) and Dave Spaulding (Handgun Combatives) discussing tactics and techniques using an AR-15 which any lawful citizen can learn. They talk about best ways to enter and clear a room while not extending your AR out there. But if you do there are some weapon retention methods that can be used to retain your AR. See the video here. How bout you all, do you use your AR-15...
  • Private Schools Could Save Michigan $750 Million a Year

    07/21/2016 6:13:24 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/20/2016 | Ben DeGrow
    Although Michigan offers parents educational choices through Schools of Choice, public charter schools, online academies and dual enrollment, the state has yet to tap into a resource of educational opportunity that’s ready and willing to serve tens of thousands of students: Michigan’s private schools. A generation ago, private school choice — giving public aid to help parents pay private school tuition — was an unproven novelty nearly everywhere in the United States. This year, more than half the states have these types of programs, serving about 400,000 students, and that number keeps growing. But before we can have a serious...
  • JV Nehlen v Paul Ryan vanity

    07/20/2016 5:51:34 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 19 replies
    NewsMax TV | 7-20-16 | Bob Schmidt
    JD Hayworth just had Paul Ryan opponent Nehlen on TV. Nehlen is the extreme case of a non-politician. Newsmax has been announcing all day he would be on just before the Cruz speech. So Nehlen had time to prepare. Nehlen was totally unprepared. At the end JD asked how supporters could get in touch with Nehlen. Nehlen stumbled around and eventually came up with a web address. Why was there not a campaign sign behind Nehlen with dot com, twitter and other addresses on the campaign sign. If Nehlen wins, or even comes close it will be a the anti-Paul...
  • MSU Drops Algebra From Graduation Requirements

    07/20/2016 12:30:30 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 85 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/19/2016 | Derek Draplin
    Michigan State University is the latest public university to tweak its general education curriculum, favoring quantitative courses over traditional math courses. The math requirement can now be fulfilled by taking two “quantitative learning” classes as an alternative, though students can choose algebra and one quantitative course, the Lansing State Journal reports. “The one-size-fits-all college algebra approach wasn’t working for all students,” Vince Melfi, an associate professor of statistics, told the Lansing State Journal. Previously, MSU’s basic math graduation requirement for most students included an algebra class. Students could also test out of the requirement or use transfer credit. MSU administrators...
  • One more day to vote! Can public schools censor online political speech?

    07/20/2016 11:52:08 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 7 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | June 30, 2016
    Recently, controversy has arisen over aggressive school monitoring and censorship of their students' online speech, through blogs, social networks, forums, and other means. Now until July 21, 2016, vote in the ResistanceMedia poll on this important issue!
  • School Funding At Record High

    07/20/2016 8:18:12 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/18/2016 | Tom Gantert
    State and federal funding for Michigan’s public schools will reach record levels in the coming school year. The school budget adopted by the Legislature in June will be the first to appropriate more than $14 billion for K-12 education. Also, for the first time, the state’s share will exceed $12 billion, with the rest being federal money. Total state funding will go up from $11.96 billion in the just-completed school year to $12.34 billion in the coming year. Overall state and federal funding will increase from $13.73 billion in 2015-16 to $14.16 billion in 2016-17. The funding increases are happening...
  • Pay for New Ann Arbor Teachers Up 24-44 Percent in Four Years

    07/19/2016 1:07:52 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/17/2016 | Tom Gantert
    In a speech before the Ann Arbor Board of Education this May, teacher Dan Ezekiel painted a bleak picture of compensation for teachers. Ezekiel, a science teacher who also is involved in local politics by serving on various county and city boards and commissions, was concerned about the pay of starting teachers in the district. He said he makes $3,000 less than he did eight years ago. Michigan Capitol Confidential put in a Freedom of Information Act request for teacher salaries in Ann Arbor for the years 2010-11 to 2014-15. Teacher salaries have become complex in recent years with some...
  • Cyber center puts UA South on national level

    07/19/2016 8:44:39 AM PDT · by SandRat
    Sierra Vista Herald | Eric Petermann
    With realistic aspirations of becoming one of just eight cyber academic centers of excellence in the nation, the University of Arizona South is aggressively developing a new program that will maximize the community’s efforts to attract new businesses to the area, the school’s dean, Dr. James Shockey said Monday. As part of that effort Jason Denno has been hired as the Director of Cyber Operations Program Development to oversee the preparation of a curriculum, meeting of certification requirements and construction of a “first-of-its-kind” virtual learning environment. Denno, 47, has worked most recently in cyber operations in the commercial sector and...
  • MI: Chief Craig Hosts Gun Safety Event in Detroit

    07/19/2016 5:30:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On July 11, 2016, the Detroit Police Department teamed up with the National Shooting Sports Association (NSSA) to promote gun safety in Detroit.  Chief Craig was in attendance.  The goal was to prevent accidents with guns, especially accidents involving children.From wxyz.com: Detroit Police Chief James Craig will be joined by the National Shooting Sports Foundation later today where they'll be talking about firearm safety and proper storage and misuse of guns. The goal here is to promote the safe use of any firearm and help the community by handing out gun locks and information. Chief Craig has been at...
  • Here's What the NY Times Got Wrong On Detroit Public Schools

    07/18/2016 1:07:01 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/12/2016 | Tom Gantert
    This week, The New York Times published a lengthy article on the public education landscape in Detroit. The article went to some length to portray the city's charter schools in the worst possible light and implied that they were the primary cause of Detroit Public Schools' collapse. The Times article, titled “More School Choice for Detroit’s Children, Not Better Schools,” also contained a number of factual errors and problematic claims. Michigan Capitol Confidential lists these below, adding corrections or missing context as needed. The New York Times wrote: “For all the abandoned buildings and burned-down houses in her neighborhood in...
  • Union Contract Delivers Five-Year Salary Freeze for State's Teacher of the Year

    07/18/2016 8:49:32 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/13/2016 | Tom Gantert
    In May, the state Department of Education named Tracy Horodyski as Michigan’s 2016-17 Teacher of the Year. But Horodyski, who has 16 years of classroom experience teaching at Kenowa Hills Public Schools in Kent County, won’t see any salary raise coming from the school district, due to a provision in her union contract. Like all Michigan teachers union contracts, the one at Kenowa Hills bases an individual's salary on just two criteria – the number of educational credentials acquired and years of service. The Kenowa Hills Public Schools teachers contract has 28 seniority-based pay tiers or "steps." There is generally...
  • There is no Biblical support for the Reparations Movement

    07/17/2016 2:59:33 AM PDT · by mdmathis6 · 33 replies
    self | 7/17/16 | Michal Mathis(rare vanity post)
    There Is no biblical support for the Reparations Movement(Nevermind the claptrap the SJW's try to hoodwink theologically weak minded persons with!) Behold Ezekiel 18:19-29 19 “Yet you say, ‘Why should the son not bear the guilt of the father?’ Because the son has done what is lawful and right, and has kept all My statutes and observed them, he shall surely live. 20 The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness...
  • Open Carry in Dallas Worked

    07/15/2016 3:00:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from thearkansastimes.com Open carry at the Dallas protest worked.  No protesters who open carried were shot; nor did open carrier protesters shoot anyone. Police are now less likely to harass or arrest peaceful open carriers. The doomsayers who rail against open carry make numerous nonsensical claims.  Primary of them is that open carriers will be shot first by criminals.  They also claim that open carriers are likely to be shot by police. Supporters of open carry claim that the open carry of weapons is tactical deterrence.  That is, that criminals are less likely to attack a person who...
  • School Administrator in Line for $58,000 Increase in Pay

    07/15/2016 10:39:57 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/11/2016 | Derek Draplin
    A top Brighton Area Schools administrator is slated to get a $58,000 annual raise in addition to a $121,931 base salary and a professorial position at a college, drawing criticism from two school board members. The Brighton Area Schools Board of Education will vote Monday on whether Maria Gistinger, assistant superintendent of finance for the district, will get the raise for also serving as director of community education. The new contract would last two years and require Gistinger to work 260 days a year. In addition to her Brighton administrative duties, Gistinger also serves as a full-time professor of accounting...
  • TX: Three Professors Sue to Prevent Exercise of Second Amendment Rights by Citing Second Amendment

    07/13/2016 8:58:25 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Sometimes the pronouncements of the disarmists are so absurd that it becomes hard to believe that they actually wrote what they wrote.  But then, the current crop of leftists seem to believe that reality is what they intend it to be. Three professors at the University of Texas, Austin have filed suit against the state Attorney General, the President of the University of Texas at Austin, and the members of the Board of Regents of the University of Texas at Austin. The suit was filed on 6 June of 2016 in the United States District Court for the Western...
  • Fossil Fuel Divestment: A Fool's Errand

    07/10/2016 11:55:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 7, 2016 | Robert Bradley Jr.
    Green activists are getting schooled in fossil fuel divestment. Despite left-environmentalists’ best efforts, New York University and the University of Cambridge just rejected pleas to stop investing in fossil fuels. The green push for institutions to scrap all oil, natural gas, and coal investments is several years old. Campaigners insist that starving fossil fuel producers of capital will leave mineral energy in the ground, save the climate, and thus rescue the earth. There isn’t enough space in this piece to dissect the exaggerated fears of global warming. Suffice it to say that climate science is revealing lower climate sensitivities to...
  • Socially-engineering gives every student a passing grade

    07/09/2016 12:31:53 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/09/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Failing Is not an Option, but No-Zero Grading Is As if adding Common Core to the nation’s standardized education system was not damaging enough to our dumbed down indoctrination system, progressive academics are now pushing to eliminate a failing grade. Washington Post wrote that, in Maryland, “Prince George’s County is weighing in changes that would soften its stance towards late work and bar teachers from giving students zeroes for assignments.” l
  • Sign the petition to repeal the FCPS destructive transgender policy!

    Recently, Fairfax County parents started a petition urging the school board to reconsider their reckless and politically motivated "nondiscrimination" policy, which opens up previously private and gender-segregated facilities such as bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers to anyone, regardless of biological gender. I think that this petition is slightly moderate (a person cannot biologically change their gender), but the parents who created this petition are definitely right in that the policy is severely flawed. The petition is available at this link: https://www.change.org/p/school-board-for-fairfax-county-public-schools-respect-all-student-rights-in-the-fcps-gender-identity-non-discrimination-policy
  • New nurses recruited from the Philippines

    07/05/2016 1:21:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Boston Standard ^ | July 5, 2016
    Representatives of the trust which runs Pilgrim Hospital have travelled to the Philippines in a bid to fill nursing vacancies. Matron of Nursing at Pilgrim Hospital, Michael Brunton, was in the team from United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) who travelled to the islands on a 12-day trip to recruit registered nurses. The team returned having made 85 job offers to nurses, who it is hoped will fill vacancies at Boston,and the rest in Lincoln and 
Grantham The hospital currently has 92 vacancies for registered nurses. Interim Head of Nursing at Grantham Hospital John Boulton said the visit had been...
  • Clinton: Trump 'should not have anything to do with our children’s education'

    07/05/2016 9:27:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | July 5, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    Hillary Clinton on Tuesday eviscerated Donald Trump’s commitment to education, warning that he would gut education and poses as a dangerous example for America’s youth. She criticized Trump’s call to eliminate most of the Department of Education by accusing him of trying to “leave out our most vulnerable students and let them fend for themselves” by eliminating agency programs like Pell Grants and access to Pre-K, and lowering taxes for the wealthy instead of investing in education. “The bottom line is—just like Trump should not have his finger on the button or his hands on our economy, he should not...
  • Obama, Biden Will No Longer Visit Universities That Don’t Address Sexual Assault

    07/04/2016 8:48:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 4, 2016 | Nick Visser
    The vice president said he’d like to take away federal funding from those universities. Less than a month after Vice President Joe Biden penned an emotional letter to the woman sexually assaulted by Brock Turner, the White House has announced sweeping new rules for future visits to colleges campuses. Under the policy, President Barack Obama, Biden, their wives and members of the Cabinet will no longer visit higher education institutions where officials are deemed to be doing a poor job tackling the troubling frequency of reported sexual assaults, according to The Washington Post’s Juliet Eilperin. The move is the latest...
  • HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY: INDIVIDUAL interest, not “public” (government) interests.

    07/04/2016 12:58:21 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 1 replies
    HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY Let us once again put INDIVIDUAL interests over “public” (government) interests. Let us proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all the people (Lev. 25:10). On this Independence Day, July 4, 2016, we find ourselves wanting to celebrate freedom but freedom and the Constitution and their true meaning is no longer taught in schools. Instead socialism, the synonym for tyranny and big government, is taught and broadcast throughout the land. We’re not even sure what liberty and freedom means and many are not even sure freedom is desirable for individuals and society. How did we reach this...
  • DAD, WHAT's UNABHÄNGIGKEITSTAG?

    07/04/2016 8:09:11 AM PDT · by nathanbedford · 18 replies
    vanity ^ | July 4, 2016 | Nathan Bedford
    DAD, WHAT's UNABHÄNGIGKEITSTAG? "Is that when the thirteen colonies broke away from England?" My ten year inquired out of nowhere at 6 AM German time this morning. "Yeah, why do you want to know, eat your breakfast," I mumbled, too sleepy to be very curious. "Because I am afraid my teacher will ask me, since I am wearing this T-shirt and I'm the only American in the class." With an effort, I adjusted my gaze upward to his white T-shirt. It was brand new. Prominent on his breast was an image of the flag and below that: OLD NAVY FREEDOM...