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This is Why I Homeschooled

When my son was young he was, as he is today, nonverbal. At that time he was also hyperactive and had difficulty focusing causing him to often be in trouble with the teaching staff. This was at a time when kids with significant special needs were still in self contained classes. Today, most children are integrated into regular classrooms, some ...

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Mother Teresa and the Destruction of Christianity

I am not Catholic but I am an Indian. Having lived in India for more than a decade of my life, I know a thing or two about the poor who continuously struggle with abject poverty and hopelessness every day. Thus, an attack against the character and reputation of Mother Teresa is incomprehensible to me. Yet, the ongoing onslaught against ...

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Rage Against the Liberal Machine

My epiphany regarding the liberal-arts education model came to me in one definitive moment when I was a senior at Regis University. It was during an evening lecture of The Morality & Psychology of War. My professors, one a doctor of philosophy who reminded me of Herbert from Family Guy and the other a whiny social worker who said “Umm” ...

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Wars & Rumors Of Wars

  Twitter was a-buzz yesterday with violent headlines. I couldn’t recall seeing so many at one time. Violence against the U.S.A. by other countries and against people within the U.S.A. by people of the U.S.A. Where was our president? On the campaign trail? What was going on? But I knew. Most of us do. There’s been a lot of hype ...

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First Strike in 25 years.

Late into Sunday and early Monday morning parents were still wondering whether or not their children would be attending a normal day of school. However, this was not the case this morning. On any normal Monday morning, parents would be dropping their children off at school, and starting their day of work or household activities. The Chicago Public School teachers ...

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ACE to file amicus brief in affirmative action case

US Supreme Court

In a Monday press release ACE, the American Council on Education, stated that it was filing an amicus brief to support the University of Texas’ affirmative action admission standards in the case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. Abilgail Fisher filed the suit after having been turned down for admission in 2008 what she believed was a decision based on ...

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Failing School–But White Students Can’t Transfer

A school in Louisiana received a failing performance score this year. Last month, parents of children at Rayville Elementary School were sent an informational letter which said that ‘eligible’ students could request a transfer to a better performing school. The term ‘Eligible’ was not based on location, student scores, or any other common sense requirement. Instead the letter stated that ...

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America Does Not Build Business, Business Builds America

In a speech given Friday to supporters at a campaign stop in Roanoke, Va., the current Oval Office occupant told business owners they owe their business success to government built infrastructure saying: “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that.  There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me because they want to give something back.  ...

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High School Graduates? Watter’s World July 4

“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it,” quoting George Santayana. A regular part of O’Reilly’s show is Watter’s World, where Jesse Watters is sent out to ask relevant questions of our under 30’s population. Those who will be one day running this country. This week the focus was on Independence Day. The clip is funny ...

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Student Loans-In Need of a Fix?

Part 2 Yesterday we talked about many of the problems inherent with student loans in our society. Today I’d like to share some common sense ideas. Do note, I’m just a mom and I’m not a professional. Also: there are plenty of websites dedicated to finding financial aid for college, do your research before starting school. These suggestions are just ...

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Harassed Bus Monitor Follow Up

Remember the school bus monitor who was bullied by several rotten junior high boys? Here’s an update. The students involved have been suspended for one year from their school. After Toronto blogger Max Sidorov, heard about the bullying and saw the video he wanted to give Karen Klein a good vacation as a show of support. Today he has raised ...

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American Federation of Teachers-New Hampshire Incisive Candidate Survey

Steve MacDonald, author of Granite Grok, posted on June 26th the wonderful new candidate survey AFT-NH is distributing, which is centered on two words: “money and power.” McDonald stated that: The entire survey is dedicated to asking whether you will do anything to curb public union power or will vote to change how public union teachers are compensated, their pensions,  ...

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Altruism versus the Individual in Public Education

The long wait for summer is almost over as school years are beginning to wind down. And that of course means graduations- a celebration of scholastic success and new beginnings, a time when young people begin to discover themselves and start the attainment of their dreams. But amidst the proms, barbeques and recognition of achievement, is there something darker? Could ...

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Obama Has Not Been a Friend to Poor School Children

One of the most important issues facing our country for our long term future is education. Since we are busy enslaving our children for the next century, we had better make sure they learn how to think. Currently, we have an ever increasing indoctrination system which is failing our children miserably. If President Obama were truly concerned with the education ...

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Does This Offend YOU?

According to the New York Post, a principal has deemed Lee Greenwood’s popular “God Bless The USA” offensive. The principal who banned this patriotic song from the Kindergarten graduation and  replace with a Justin Bieber teen romance tune. A variety of reasons have been offered; including that Greenwood’s lyrics were too ‘mature’ for five-year-olds. Compared to the line in Baby, ...

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