iFad Meltdown in the LA School District

The LA School District bought iPads equipped for Common Core for their students. Now they want a refund. The slow-motion train wreck is reaching its destiny. I wrote about the doomed decision on the part of the LA School District to purchase school iPads back in the summer of 2013: “LA Connection: iFad and Common Core Are ‘For The Children’” An excerpt: “Board members Steve Zimmer and Richard Vladovic expressed the most concerns. Zimmer questioned whether devices other than tablets Read more […]

Another Tale from The Cowardocracy Chronicles: Science Teacher Banned from Classroom

Everyone gets afraid. Everyone has fears. Whether or not one becomes a coward depends on how one learns to deal with fear. I don’t know how Americans are doing as a whole; but “their” institutions enshrine cowardice as a social and political norm. (I use sarcastic quotation marks because I don’t think these institutions are really “ours.” They are over us; that is all.) In the L.A. Times we read about Greg Schiller who once taught classes at Cortines School of Visual & Performing Read more […]

$37 Million of Taxpayer Money Being Spent to Sell Obamacare to California Residents

If Obamacare is such a great program and according to President Obama is so successful, then why does the federal government have to spend money we don’t have to brainwash high school students to accept and promote the socialist medical program? Covered California is the name of the state’s healthcare exchange program part of Obamacare.  Covered California is receiving $43 million of federal grant money, $37 million of which will be used to promote and educate California residents about Obamacare.  Read more […]