Browsing All posts tagged under »Education«

The Structure Of Complex Issues

November 18, 2020 by


By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ We live in a world of complex issues, which can be very frustrating. I have been doing research on the generic structure of issues for a long time. There is an underlying pattern that might be helpful to know about. I call it the issue tree. What follows is necessarily […]

Only in Duryea, Pittston, Pa.

September 12, 2017 by


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 […]

Colleges Look To Create Sanctuary Campuses For Illegal Immigrant Students

November 23, 2016 by


By Leah Jessen ~ Presidents from at least two colleges have pledged to make their campuses safe havens for illegal immigrant students. “We steadfastly support all members of our community regardless of their immigration status,” John Kroger, president of Reed College in Portland, Oregon, said last week in an announcement that his college will be […]

We Must Break Teachers Unions, Get School Choice

August 5, 2015 by


By Star Parker ~ By now, a good portion of America knows that Planned Parenthood engages in trafficking of organs obtained from the unborn infants they destroy in their abortion industry. Planned Parenthood’s director of medical research, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, was captured on tape describing, in a most matter-of-fact way, these gruesome activities as she […]

Stupefying Generations Of Americans

May 20, 2015 by


By Alan Caruba ~ I used the verb “stupefying” to describe a long process in our nation’s schools that has produced several generations of Americans, dumbed down and resulting in more than half who are functionally illiterate, nor can do math, and, as a recent headline reported “Student’s Results in Social Studies Stagnate.” “U.S. middle-school […]

The Future Is in The Hands Of These Students

May 11, 2015 by


So then, just who did win the Civil War, and, from an even earlier time, who did those early Americans seek to gain Independence from? All of that, and more, is part of History now, and is taught in the early years of schooling. American students go through their schooling, learning all this. The ones […]

Burger King’s Move a Sign of Deteriorating Business Climate + More – Daily Digest

August 27, 2014 by


The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “Experience teaches, that men are often so much governed by what they are accustomed to see and practice, that the simplest and most obvious improvements … are adopted with hesitation, reluctance, and slow gradations. The spontaneous transition to new pursuits, in a community long habituated to different ones, may be […]

End Compulsory Education

July 20, 2013 by


By Edward Cline ~ My formal education effectively ended in the eighth grade. I attended a Catholic parochial school for eight years. I do retain memories of that experience, some of them not so fondly but now recalled with humor. One is of a nun aptly named Sister Barbarossa, of the order of St. Joseph, […]

The Common Core Straight Jacket

June 19, 2013 by


By Alan Caruba ~ American education was based on some very fundamental principles and, from the 1640s until the 1840s, they were, in the words of Joseph Bast, the president of The Heartland Institute, “real civics, real economics, and real virtues.” Bast is the co-author of “Education and Capitalism” and in a recent speech at the […]

Who’s Tracking Your Children?

June 5, 2013 by


By Michelle Malkin ~ The school year may be over for most American students, but parents must remain as vigilant as ever when it comes to protecting their children’s privacy. Look no further than the shocking, invasive conduct of the Polk County, Fla., educational district last week. It’s a surveillance-state sign of the times. Two […]

Regulations Can’t Replace Judgment

April 8, 2013 by


By Tom McLaughlin ~ Looks like I retired just in time. If I hadn’t decided to leave public education in 2011, Chapter 33 would have been the final straw. This Maine State law mandates that unruly students cannot be forcibly removed from the classroom. Basically, nobody can touch a student when he or she is […]

Rotten To The Core Part IV: The Feds’ Invasive Student Tracking Database

March 11, 2013 by


By Michelle Malkin ~ (This is the fourth installment of a continuing series on nationalized academic standards known as the “Common Core.”) While many Americans worry about government drones in the sky spying on our private lives, Washington meddlers are already on the ground and in our schools gathering intimate data on children and families. […]

Thought Crimes And Pastry Guns

March 10, 2013 by


By David Huntwork ~ Recently, a school in the once great state of Maryland offered counseling to students “troubled” by a classmate eating pastry into the shape of a gun. You might think his offense was kind of silly, but the school considered the seven year old students triggering action a “Level 3” violation of […]

Rotten To The Core, Part III: Lessons From Texas And The Growing Grassroots Revolt

March 4, 2013 by


By Michelle Malkin ~ Texas is a right-minded red state, where patriotism is still a virtue and political correctness is out of vogue. So how on earth have left-wing educators in public classrooms been allowed to instruct Lone Star students to dress in Islamic garb, call the 9/11 jihadists “freedom fighters” and treat the Boston […]

Rotten To The Core: Obama’s War On Academic Standards (Part 1)

January 28, 2013 by


By Michelle Malkin ~ America’s downfall doesn’t begin with the “low-information voter.” It starts with the no-knowledge student. For decades, collectivist agitators in our schools have chipped away at academic excellence in the name of fairness, diversity and social justice. “Progressive” reformers denounced Western civilization requirements, the Founding Fathers and the Great Books as racist. […]

Australia’s Asian Century – Saying Ni Hao Won’t Seal Our Deal In Asia

November 1, 2012 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ TonyfromOz prefaces….. On Sunday last, Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard introduced a new Government White Paper, specifically aimed at how Australia should deal with what is termed the coming Asian Century. This was mentioned here at our Blog in the Post at this link. A major part of that White Paper […]

Australia’s Asian White Paper – A Great Blast Of Nothing

October 30, 2012 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ TonyfromOz prefaces….. Late on Sunday, Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced the release of this latest White Paper, this one titled ‘The Asian Century’. Wide ranging and often rambling, one of the prime targets is Education, and the aspirations of this Labor Government to widen considerably the teaching of Asian languages in […]

Chicago Strike Tells Us Answer is School Choice

September 20, 2012 by


By Star Parker ~ It says something about today’s public education reality that the two sides in the teachers’ union dispute in Chicago are the union and the mayor. Allegedly, the point of schools is to educate children. But which side in this dispute has sole interest in children and their parents? The answer, of […]

Useless, Costly Teacher’s Unions

September 17, 2012 by


By Alan Caruba ~ As I close in on age 75 I can still tell you the names of most of my teachers from elementary school on up through senior high. Miss Kenniston was my first grade teacher. I was madly in love with Miss Ward in fourth grade. It was the 1940s and 50s. […]

All the Wrong 9/11 Lessons

September 12, 2012 by


By Michelle Malkin ~ Are your kids learning the right lessons about 9/11? Eleven years after Osama bin Laden’s henchmen murdered thousands of innocents on American soil, too many children have been spoon-fed the thin gruel of progressive political correctness over the stiff antidote of truth. “Know your enemy, name your enemy” is a 9/11 […]

Historic Controversy

August 26, 2012 by


By Tom McLaughlin ~ I spent decades teaching US History and stayed at it so long because I loved it. Still do. I’m a history geek, and a recent book about where early Americans came from has me all excited. It’s called “Across Atlantic Ice,” and it’s shaking up the history world. The new theory […]

Asinine Education Officials

August 16, 2012 by


By Tom McLaughlin ~ September’s coming, so let’s look at the latest way our federal government screws up public schools. Black students are suspended or expelled far more than white students – 350% more. President Obama’s Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, claims it’s because of white racism. I think that’s baloney. Black students are disciplined […]

Why I am Never Asked to Give a Commencement Speech

May 11, 2012 by


By Alan Caruba ~ Short of having the President of the United States or Jay Leno deliver the commencement address at your university or college, I would put money on the fact that few graduates can tell you who did give the speech, let alone what they said. In a faux commencement address by Woody […]

Climate Change In Schools – Not Teaching, But Abusing

May 8, 2012 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Geophysicist Michael Asten is astonished that climate science is taught in schools as an exercise in groupthink, with sceptics not disproved but abused: Perusal of the resources for secondary school physics students provided by the Australian Institute of Physics (Vic) Education Committee suggests some of our science educators have indeed lost […]