Category: Edyookashun

Merry Staying Home from School in the Winter For No Apparent Reason, Everyone!

Merry Staying Home from School in the Winter For No Apparent Reason, Everyone!

| December 3, 2009 | 4 Replies

This morning, one of my friends, Teri Christoph tweeted one of the most amazing things I’ve read in quite a while. Her kids are students in the Fairfax County (VA) public school system where they are getting into the Christmas Holiday Winter Break spirit by building the old, familiar traditional storybook structures with which we’re […]

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In Progressive America, Your Kids Aren’t Your Own Either.

In Progressive America, Your Kids Aren’t Your Own Either.

| September 28, 2009 | 1 Reply

This morning, at the AIP blog, I wrote about how the Democrats don’t really believe your money belongs to you. It’s all grist for their mill and they’ll let you keep what they think you should keep and not a penny more. That philosophy doesn’t stop at the money you earn, though. Your children aren’t […]

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Identify the Four Chambers of the Heart and the Three Pillars of Obamacare

Identify the Four Chambers of the Heart and the Three Pillars of Obamacare

| September 24, 2009 | 1 Reply

If you still have your kid in a public school, I have one question for you. Why? A few days after President Obama’s speech, one of the members of Smart Girl Politics contacted me and was upset about something that had transpired in her daughter’s school. Her daughter, a senior in high school, had come […]

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Well, We Used to Have a Dream. Now We Just Have Quotas.

Well, We Used to Have a Dream. Now We Just Have Quotas.

| September 22, 2009 | 1 Reply

To borrow a gimmick from Glenn Reynolds, they told me when George Bush was elected that we’d have a separate set of rules for white people and black people. And they were right! With the goal of creating a “restorative school culture and climate” that conveys a “sense of belonging to all students,” the board […]

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The President Puts the “Suffer” in “Suffer the Children…”

The President Puts the “Suffer” in “Suffer the Children…”

| September 8, 2009 | 5 Replies

Barack Obama will bore our schoolchildren for 18 minutes today with a speech wherein he will don his Big Government Daddy outfit and admonishes them to stay in school and work hard and other similar uplifting sentiments. The President apparently doesn’t know much about the attention span of the average school-aged child, which is surprising […]

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“I Pledge to Rat Out My Parents for Fishy Commen…err…Stay in School.”

“I Pledge to Rat Out My Parents for Fishy Commen…err…Stay in School.”

| September 3, 2009 | 4 Replies

Um, oops. In an acknowledgment that the Department of Education provided lesson plans written somewhat inartfully, surrounding the President Obama’s speech to students next Tuesday, the White House today announced that it had rewritten one of the sections in question. President Obama will talk to students from Pre K thru 12th grade about personal responsibility […]

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No Wonder Schools are Such a Wreck

No Wonder Schools are Such a Wreck

| July 10, 2009 | 1 Reply

I’m thinking it’ll be impossible for the National Educational Association to claim that the education of America’s children is very important to it after its General Counsel revealed its real priority during his farewell address. Power, on the other hand, it likes very much. Despite what some among us would like to believe it is […]

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I Before E Except After Shut Up!

I Before E Except After Shut Up!

| June 21, 2009 | 2 Replies

Death to another old mantra! LONDON – It’s a spelling mantra that generations of schoolchildren have learned — “i before e, except after c.” But new British government guidance tells teachers not to pass on the rule to students, because there are too many exceptions. The “Support For Spelling” document, which is being sent to […]

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Obama's Shame: The DC Voucher Program

Obama's Shame: The DC Voucher Program

| May 4, 2009 | Reply

I strongly advise you to forward this video to everyone you know. The Obama administration hung a lot of DC schoolchildren out to dry for no other reason than to satisfy the demands of their well-connected campaign contributors. The program, which was very successful, would have cost $18 million. You can’t tell me, amid the […]

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Obama’s Shame: The DC Voucher Program

Obama’s Shame: The DC Voucher Program

| May 4, 2009 | Reply

I strongly advise you to forward this video to everyone you know. The Obama administration hung a lot of DC schoolchildren out to dry for no other reason than to satisfy the demands of their well-connected campaign contributors. The program, which was very successful, would have cost $18 million. You can’t tell me, amid the […]

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