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Post Crisis: Overreaction at Schools


The government, in particular our public schools, sometimes seems to lose common sense especially following a crisis. Everyone agrees that we must do as much as possible to stem the gun violence, especially in schools. But what happened to talking to the children and explaining the dangers of weapons in school? Shouldn’t a well educated teacher be able to tell ...

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Your Kids Are Stupid, Horrible, and Fat


This is the other side of the “teachers are so terrible” coin.  When our fat, texting under the table, kids think Pandora is a real country, then we might have problems. Laughs provided by Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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Political Spin in the Classroom- How it’s Hurting America

Teachers go hyperbolic, again.

Benjamin Franklin once said “The good education of youth has been esteemed by wise men in all ages, as the surest foundation of the happiness both of private families and of common-wealths,” He and the rest of the Founders recognized that the continuation of liberty is in the hands of an educated electorate. When the people are uninformed, they can ...

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When Public Education Misses The Mark

The day had been planned for more than a week. My husband was taking the day off so we could spend it together. It was our 9-year Anniversary. For some strange reason, the day we planned went nothing like we had hoped. It started off with me being sick. The day before I had awaken to the beginnings of a ...

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The President Knows His “Story”

  In a press conference the other day, President Obama referred to a Boston teacher who has been laid off three times in the past four years because of budget cuts. Robert Barrows has a Masters degree and 20 years of teaching experience but, according to Obama, he cannot find a job. This is among one of the many reasons ...

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The American Jobs Act and The Games Harry Plays

  President Obama wants his jobs bill passed. Does everyone understand that now?  For those of you living in a cave in Iraq without wi-fi, there is a supposed jobs bill here in America, and President Obama wants it passed right now, today, no questions asked! Obama wants you to know that if Congress does not pass his jobs bill, ...

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Chris Christie: 2012 Presidential Profile

Update: August 16, 2011– Speculation still continues to swirl around a possible run for the White House by Chris Christie. See “In The News” for updated news article. Chris Christie has said numerous times that he will not be running for President of The United States of America in 2012. In fact, after much speculation, rumors, pleas, suggestions and questions ...

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The Wisconsin Union Battle – As Told in Videos

The battle has been intensifying. The Crisis in the mid-West is heating up over Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s budget repair bill. The article and pod cast certainly tell part of the story, but here are some videos that tell some of it that most have not heard. Wisconsin teachers bring students to protest – students miss a day of school ...

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Arne Duncan and the Dept. of Education are Failing Our Kids published an article titled “America is Losing Science Brainpower Advantage”.  Where the author, Devin Powell, discussed a report that outlined the condition of our children’s ability to compete in the global markerplace. The United States’ ability to compete globally in science and technology is on a “perilous path,” said a new report delivered Sept. 23 on Capitol Hill to a ...

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U.S. Education System Snobbish, Stuck in the 1950's

The American education system isn’t the envy of the world.  It’s not even the prize of  U.S. citizens who are becoming more disenchanted with the archaic system the longer it continues.  It is a fine example of why the government is not the answer to what ills us. This is an open thread that starts with some ideas on how ...

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NEA Endorses Saul Alinskey

WorldNetDaily posted that the NEA has put Alinskey in the forefront for aspiring educators.   Considering the NEA is a labor union.. I suppose this is par for the course.  This could certainly drive more Conservative parents to consider the non-union Charter schools to avoid overarching socialist messages in school. The National Education Association has made a glowing assessment of radical ...

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