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Why Pulling ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ From The Classroom Hurts Students

October 19, 2017 by

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By Daniel Davis ~ This year, as in years past, eighth-graders in Biloxi, Mississippi, began reading the classic American novel “To Kill a Mockingbird.” And then, partway through and with little warning, they stopped. Why? Because, according to the school board vice president, it “makes people uncomfortable.” If you attended American schools within the last […]

Librarian’s Scolding Of Melania Trump Shows Need For School Choice

September 30, 2017 by

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By Anne Ryland ~ What’s the first word you think of when you think of librarians? Is it some variation on strict, forbidding, or persnickety? One librarian is certainly living up to the stereotype. Liz Phipps Soeiro, librarian at Cambridgeport School in Massachusetts, thoroughly scolded first lady Melania Trump for giving the school 10 books […]

Only in Duryea, Pittston, Pa.

September 12, 2017 by

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Only in Duryea, Pa. If you are in a jazzy wheelchair you cannot get into the Duryea borough council meetings because the lift they use for people who cannot use the steps is not even close to CODE or size needed for an electric wheelchair. Only in Duryea do you scan the morning classified to […]

Bible Teaching Banned

July 2, 2017 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Be warned by Canada:  A school has been warned to stop teaching bible passages that may be deemed offensive to the lesbian and gay community… Staff at the school in Alberta, Canada were told by email some bible passages can “denigrate or vilify” the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community.”… Earlier […]

Lacking Common Sense

June 23, 2017 by

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By Tom McLaughlin ~ The young woman looked nervous as she knocked on the window of my classroom door. “Excuse me, class,” I said as I stepped out to speak. She was a former student and substituting in the next classroom. “A boy is throwing things at other students. He won’t stop, and he refuses […]

College Snitches

May 20, 2017 by

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By Edward Cline ~ The National Review ran a short piece, which, at first, I thought was a satirical piece by Katherine Timpf in the spirit of the Harvard Crimson, “U-Arizona is hiring-students-to tattle on others for ‘bias-incidents.’” The University of Arizona is hiring students to be “social-justice activists,” [SJAs] and the job description demands […]

No, Robots Won’t Put Us All On The Unemployment Line

April 13, 2017 by

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By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is taking flak for saying he’s “not worried at all” about robots displacing American workers. Yet he’s spot on: Robots will soon spark a productivity boom, leading to improved economic growth, higher wages and a higher standard of living. Just what America needs after a decade […]