Browsing All posts tagged under »U.S. Department Of Education«

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 […]

Kryptonite For Teachers’ Unions

February 9, 2017 by

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By Tom McLaughlin ~ The most contentious confirmation of Trump’s cabinet nominees was for the relatively innocuous Secretary of Education. Why? National Review columnist Kevin Williamson suggests it’s because the Democrat Party power is the lowest since the Civil War; because teachers’ unions are its biggest source of funds; and because nominee Betsy DeVos supports […]

DeVos: Great Pick For Education Secretary

December 9, 2016 by

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By Star Parker ~ For those with the least power, the poor, parents are totally locked into failing schools controlled by bureaucrats and unions. If the teachers unions are outraged by Donald Trump’s selection of Betsy DeVos as the new secretary of education, our president-elect must have made a good choice. The two major unions […]

Meet Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Pick For Education Secretary

November 24, 2016 by

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By Kelsey Harkness ~ President-elect Donald Trump has selected billionaire philanthropist Betsy DeVos, a relatively unknown figure on the national scene, to head the U.S. Department of Education. “Betsy DeVos is a brilliant and passionate education advocate,” Trump said in a press release. “Under her leadership we will reform the U.S. education system and break […]

Time To Shut Down The Department Of Education

May 19, 2016 by

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By Star Parker ~ Many with great political power in Washington, who control so much of our money, cannot distinguish between a fact and an opinion. The Department of Education was created under President Carter in 1979 under the same misguided pretense that has driven much of the growth of our massively bloated federal government […]

States Push Back Against Common Core In Their Schools

June 25, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ It’s vacation time for the nation’s school kids and, while they play, states are beginning to push back against the latest effort of the federal government to exert total control over the nation’s schools; Common Core, whose curriculum standards and content rapidly revealed it to be a nightmare. As I frequently […]

ObamaCore Emerges As A Major Issue As Education Takes An Orwellian Turn

June 13, 2014 by

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By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ In the past week, Governors Haley of South Carolina and Fallin of Oklahoma evicted Common Core from public schools, even at the risk of losing hundreds of millions of federal dollars promised to states adopting it. Mmes. Haley and Fallin initially supported Common Core. But public outrage is forcing them […]

Good Riddance: Common Core Backlash Claims New Political Casualties

May 11, 2014 by

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By Michelle Malkin ~ All politics is local. That means Republican politicians with national ambitions had better pay attention to what grassroots parents are saying and doing about the federal education racket known as Common Core. In bellwether Indiana this week, anti-Common Core activists won a pair of pivotal electoral victories against GOP governor Mike […]

Making Too Many Americans Stupid

March 16, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba We’ve all encountered them. The people manning the check out line in the supermarket, the fast-food restaurant, all the way up the line to those in management who can’t even manage themselves let alone anyone else. They are an entire class of Americans, the irretrievably stupid ones or, to be kind, the […]

Our Schools, Dumb And Dumber

August 30, 2010 by

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By Alan Caruba As the nation’s children return to elementary and secondary schools, it is increasingly essential that their parents and communities coast to coast realize how poorly served they are and how their learning environment is increasingly tainted by a socialist agenda. Our nation’s schools have long been factories of boredom, centers of academic […]

Why Parents Don’t Trust The Educator-In-Chief And His Comrades

September 5, 2009 by

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By Michelle Malkin They think we’re crazy. “They” are the sneering defenders of Barack Obama who can’t fathom the backlash against the president’s nationwide speech to schoolchildren next Tuesday. “We” are parents with eyes wide open to the potential for politicized abuse in America’s classrooms. Ask moms and dads in Farmington, Utah, who discovered this […]