“No Child Left Behind” Is History

I suppose this is a baby step in the right direction. From the Wall Street Journal: “U.S. Senate Votes to Replace ‘No Child Left Behind’ Law.” The Senate on Wednesday voted to replace the 13-year-old No Child Left Behind law, returning to the states significant powers to determine how poorly performing schools should be improved and curbing the authority of the secretary of education. The Senate in a 85-12 vote cleared legislation that will guide about $26 billion federal in spending annually Read more […]

Antonin Scalia Speaks an Undeniable Truth and Liberals Condemn

You know Liberals have no arguments when they’re only response is moral outrage. Thus, the Mother Jones headline: “Justice Scalia Suggests Blacks Belong at ‘Slower’ Colleges.” Then followed the tagline that summarizes their best response: “Yes, he really said that.” The Supreme Court is hearing arguments about an “affirmative action” case. Thus, Scalia was not referring to all blacks. I’m sure that Ben Carson could get accepted and do well in any school in the country. Scalia was talking about Read more […]

University Prez to Offended Student: Grow Up

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com After hearing about the intolerance at Mizzou and at other campuses, this was a refreshing story. According to Todd Starnes at Fox News, A chapel sermon on love left a student at Oklahoma Wesleyan University feeling “offended” and “victimized.” But instead of capitulating to the offended young scholar, OWU President Everett Piper pushed back with a blistering rebuke of what he called “self-absorbed and narcissistic” students. “This is Read more […]

Student Who Refused to Deny God Calls School Board ‘Liars’

Following up from our earlier post about a teacher who told students that God is a myth, here is Jordan Wooley’s second confrontation with the Katy ISD school board: According to EAG News, “You tried to cover up the incident. You tried to twist your words to where it was hard to find the truth,” Jordan said from the podium, Fox 26 reports. “You called me a liar without using the word liar.” “If anything has been said that was wrong it was your words, not mine,” Wooley said. “You Read more […]

Protecting Students through the Second Amendment

WKRC in Cincinnati reports: “School staff training for an active shooter.” Would you want teachers in your schools carrying guns? It’s one of the most controversial issues in the entire country. In Ohio, around 40 school districts now allow teachers with concealed carry licenses to carry their weapons in class. In upstate Ohio there is top level, extraordinary teacher training. The teachers and administrators train side by side with local law enforcement and paramedics at John Benner’s Tactical Read more […]

The Drive for Ethnic Diversity Takes a Wrong Turn

For the most part, the lack of ethnic diversity  at Clarion University of Pennsylvania and in the surrounding area doesn’t matter too much.  But earlier this month, it became the cause of disappointment to a group of students there and a source of economic trial to the University itself. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported that the theatre department of the University was forced to cancel its fall play.  From the Gazette: Student actors and the stage crew at Clarion University arrived Tuesday Read more […]

University Safe Zones, a Danger for the First Amendment

Recently while on a speaking tour in California I spent an evening with a family in the San Francisco Bay Area.  They told me how wonderful it was to speak freely about their values with my wife and me.  Apparently their values weren’t very welcomed in the public discourse of their geographic location.  This brought to mind an idea postulated by Winston Churchill, “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry on as if nothing ever happened.” The Read more […]

Black, Female Professor Accused of Hating Minorities

Here is another attempt to punish and stifle thought and speech on a University campus. According to the Washington Times: “Black conservative professor slams ‘sad, pathetic’ Vanderbilt students demanding her ouster.” A black conservative professor is fighting back against an online petition demanding she be suspended for alleged “discriminatory practices” in the classroom. Carol Swain, a professor of law and political science at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, is under fire for posting Read more […]

9-Year-Old Threatened with Sexual Harassment Prosecution

The 9-year-old fourth-grader was sending love notes to a crush. The principal says it’s a crime. The little pervert wrote about her eyes sparkling. According to Reason.com, A fourth-grader from Hillsborough, Florida, was warned not to pass any more love notes to his female classmates—and will be charged with sexual harassment if he persists. That’s right: It’s not merely inappropriate for a nine-year-old boy to write such sexually-charged messages as “her eyes sparkled like diamonds,” Read more […]

Racism, Economic Illiteracy Fuel Campus Protests

Yesterday apparently was unofficial Protest Day at campuses across the country. Encouraged perhaps by the nonsense that has recently been going on at “Mizzou” — the University of Missouri — students around the nation took up their pickets and pitchforks and marched. What for exactly varied, and in some cases the students themselves didn’t seem too certain why they were making a hullabaloo. Racism seemed to be the main issue, although as befitted a fundamentally socialist movement, economics Read more […]

Michelle Obama’s Lunch Program Leads to $1 Million in Wasted Food in Two School Districts

Imagine how much waste is going on in the entire nation’s public schools! EAG News reports, “Michelle O’s lunch rules cost AR school district $1 million in wasted food.” Two Arkansas school districts estimate students throw away more than $1 million in food annually, mostly because of federal school food regulations championed by first lady Michelle Obama. The problem is among a host of issues tied to the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act and the National School Lunch Program that are plaguing Read more […]

Professor Secretly Investigated by Diversity Police

The diversity police did not permit him to see the charges against him. There is essentially a secret police in power at California universities. The Daily Caller shows us an example of their work under the headline: “Taxpayer-Funded Diversity Bureaucrats Hound Professor, Compare Reagan Library To KKK Camp.” A professor at California State University, Northridge is appealing a finding by school officials that he retaliated against students who complained of anti-gay and anti-women discrimination Read more […]