Teachers Refuse to Give Standardized Tests to First Graders

Why would teachers refuse to assess their students? They explain in an open letter. Thanks to Common Core, it seems, an increasing number of teachers are refusing to administer required tests to students—especially young students. To some extent the media coverage of this annoys me since employees are treated like heroes for refusing to obey their employer, while an elected official refusing to violate her conscience and publicly affirm same-sex “marriage” is treated much differently Read more […]

Why Spend Education Dollars Exposing Students to Porn?

Exposing students to porn could be avoided by not wasting money on electronic toys that pretend to be “educational.” No, I’m not just talking about the sex education propaganda or the “gay straight alliance” brainwashing clubs that colonize so-called “red states” in the public school system. I am talking about unguarded internet toys being given to young students. For example, here is a story from the Seaside Courier about a community in Southern California near San Diego: Read more […]

Principal: Let Children Protect Themselves With Cans

Since the nation’s public schools are gun-free zones, that makes them plum targets for any crazy looking to get his name in the paper by shooting a bunch of people. Liberals won’t ever admit that, but they know it or at least subconsciously understand it. How else to explain the latest bit of nonsense from a government official about protecting children in schools? According to the Associated Press, an Alabama middle school principal has come up with the brilliant plan of letting children Read more […]

Common Core, One Symptom of a Terminal Disease

Common Core is a single symptom of the terminal disease called federalization of education. Those who focus solely on Common Core will once again witness the educational system succumb to federal control of academic standards, curriculum, testing, student loans, teacher-preparation programs: the entire educational system. A patient will die when he insists on treating an acute cough with cold medicine when the cause of the cough is the cancer sarcoidosis. Historically, those rejecting federal Read more […]

The Importance of History

“We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” The passage I just read, of course, is from the most well known freedom document in the world –our Declaration of Independence. Now, many of you, as I was reading it, were reciting it with me. That’s because somewhere, most probably as a child, you were taught its importance Read more […]

Best Court Ruling Ever? Public School Teacher Tenure Ruled Unconstitutional!

I have never understood the idea of teacher tenure. At what other job does someone get to suddenly be free from the need to perform in order to keep one’s job? But at least with colleges and universities students usually have options. They can quit one school and go to another. But that option is often not practical for families who have their kids in public school. This is especially true because the school is supposed to provide opportunities for all, including for students from poor families. Read more […]

Food Fight; Food Rebellion! Schools Pushing Against Michelle Obama’s “Healthy” Food Regime

The idea that “whole grain” foods are good for you is taken for granted by our government-health complex. But there are real reasons to question it. The bottom line is that it still all turns into sugar by the time what we eat is absorbed into our blood stream. Maybe you disagree with my assessment. But the Federal Government has decided that the various scientific paradigms being discussed throughout the country don’t matter. They are telling us what to eat. And the kids don’t like Read more […]

Student Suspended for NRA T-shirt

Kids in schools today are exposed to all manner of morally questionable ideas, especially in very liberal states like New York. In addition to the outright assault on America’s sexual morals, the liberal education industry force feeds children an adulterated history, “feel-good” math and a steady diet of left-wing political pap. One thing that isn’t taught in schools, either because the teachers disagree with it or simply don’t know it, is the U.S. Constitution. None of the founding documents Read more […]

Boy Suspended For Having Tiny Gun Key Chain

At an arcade, 12-year-old Joseph Lyssikatos won a small gun key chain not much bigger than a quarter, and he put it in his backpack. At his Rhode Island school, the toy apparently fell out of his bag, and another student picked it up and showed it to others. A teacher got wind of the incident and confiscated the toy weapon. School officials were able to run the serial number on the gun and trace the gun back to Joseph, who ended up getting suspended for three days. (OK, the part about the serial Read more […]

Sign Outside Christian School: “Staff Is Armed And Trained”

A Christian school in Arkansas has the right idea and most common sense plan to combat school gun violence. The “common sense” ideas of the left have been to display “gun-free zone” signs on campus to somehow discourage murderers with nothing to lose from shooting up a bunch of people. It’s worked so well in the past. And, if it’s ever failed, it just means the “gun-free zone” campaign needs more money. Arkansas Christian Academy in the city of Bryant has the opposite idea. Instead Read more […]

Blame Unions For Public School Failures

How many of you have had teachers that did as little as possible to teach you anything?  With some of these teachers, you could get as much from reading the text as you could from listening to their long drawn out monotone lectures that were the perfect cure for insomnia.  There was nothing innovative about their lessons.  Their classes were boring to say the least. Then there were those teachers that made learning fun.  They had different and unusual approaches to teaching that often captured Read more […]

Student Suspended For Saving Fellow Student’s Life

We’ve been hearing a number of reports this past year about students being suspended for being kids and standing up for their constitutional rights.  Kindergartners, first and second graders are being punished for pretend shooting with their fingers or supposedly chewing a toaster pastry into the shape of a gun. But have you ever heard of a student being suspended for saving the life of another student? Last Tuesday morning, 7th grader Briar MacLean was sitting in class.  It was a study period.  Read more […]