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January 2012 Blog Posts (17)

Middle School Boot Police

A ban on "open top" boots at Pottsdown Middle Schoolin Pennsylvania is not a protest against fashion.

In a letter sent home to parents from principal Gail Cooper Wednesday, "open top boots" are banned in classrooms starting next Monday because students have been…


Added by Harry Mathews on January 28, 2012 at 11:02pm — No Comments

"Public School Is Not Your Friend"


Added by Harry Mathews on January 28, 2012 at 10:40pm — No Comments

AZ Judge: State can issue vouchers for private schools

HOWARD FISCHER Capitol Media Services | Posted: Friday, January 27, 2012

 PHOENIX -- A judge has ruled the state can implement a new law giving some parents access to state funds to send their children to private and parochial schools, potentially paving the way to make vouchers available for all of the more than one million children now in public schools.

In a ruling released Thursday, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Maria del Mar Verdin refused to grant…


Added by Harry Mathews on January 27, 2012 at 1:22pm — 1 Comment

Picture of Snoozing Teacher Gets Student Suspended

Image Credit: ABC News)

A ninth grader who snapped a picture of a snoozing substitute teacher with his cell phone camera and posted it on a social network is in hot water with his school district.

The unnamed student, who attends Mustang Mid-High School in Mustang, Okla., was suspended, according to ABC affiliate KOCO.

The picture shows a…


Added by Harry Mathews on January 27, 2012 at 7:59am — No Comments

Don Kennedy's Resolution for GOP Maricopa County Consideration 2-28-12


WHEREAS, the Republican Party will uphold and defend our nation’s fundamental

principles of freedom and liberty for all as set forth in our Declaration of Independence

and the Constitution of the United States of America. We can accomplish this goal by

constraining the size of government at every level, state, local and federal, according to

original constitutional law.

WHEREAS, we support the empowerment of the people by returning…


Added by Harry Mathews on January 24, 2012 at 9:40pm — No Comments


Chandler will host a free, live simulcast of a Feb. 8 lecture on the state of higher education by Noam Chomsky, the linguist and political activist. Chandler will open its City Council Chambers for Valley residents to listen to Chomsky, who will deliver his speech from the University of Arizona in Tucson. The lecture, “Education for Whom and for What?” will be…


Added by Harry Mathews on January 24, 2012 at 8:09am — No Comments

Public Schools: More and More Like Concentration Camps

January 20, 2012 by

Life under Communism wasn’t fun, not at all. And going to school was not exactly a joyful experience – in fact, if anything, school was specifically designed to brainwash you into not thinking about the big issues of life. The less you thought, the more useful you were for the Communist elite. Every activity, every hour of the day was supposed to pass under the watchful eye of…


Added by Harry Mathews on January 22, 2012 at 7:53am — No Comments

NAU: Marxist Revolutionary and Racist/Race Baiter to Speak

By Abbie | Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 5:00 am

Read more:…


Added by Harry Mathews on January 17, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments


John Taylor Gatto

Speech to the

Vermont Homeschooling Conference

(Note: John Gatto is the former New York State Teacher of the Year who renounced the government school system in his landmark book DUMBING US DOWN. He is constantly in demand as a public speaker.

As a bit of background, the industrial…


Added by Harry Mathews on January 11, 2012 at 11:36am — No Comments

"Opt-Out" Bill: New Hampshire's HB 542

Ending schooling? Nope, just more anti-NH hype


Published Jan 7, 2012 at 3:00 am (Updated Jan 5, 2012)


Sometimes this editorial page finds itself in agreement with the political left. And sometimes the left uses us to score cheap, dishonest points against Republicans. Yesterday, the latter happened.

Last spring, the New Hampshire House considered a bill (…


Added by Harry Mathews on January 11, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

At University of Maryland, a $7.2 million president’s mansion demonstrates the wrong priorities

Seriously, Maryland? This move is so "1 percent"!

Petula Dvorak 1-9-12

Right after cutting their athletics programs and ending a six-year freeze by raising tuition, University of Maryland leaders are beginning construction on a…


Added by Harry Mathews on January 10, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

No "Opt-Out" For "Gender Liberation" Indoctrination

Subject: The Next Wonderful Plan for Public Schools – ”Gender Liberation”

 Posted on January 5, 2012 

by Al Benson Jr.


A few years back I wrote an article for about a news item that had appeared on WorldNetDaily. It concerned a public school in Des Moines, Iowa that had allowed and promoted an event they called a “gender-bender” in which all the…


Added by Harry Mathews on January 10, 2012 at 7:38am — No Comments

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Added by Harry Mathews on January 9, 2012 at 10:08pm — No Comments

Occupy 101: Columbia University and New York University Also Offer Course Credit for OWS Participation

By Doug Powers • January 2, 2012


New York University is no longer the only school offering OWS classes. The notion of competition seems so… capitalist… but there it is nonetheless:

Columbia University is offering a new course on Occupy Wall…


Added by Harry Mathews on January 5, 2012 at 8:48pm — No Comments

What real ‘parent empowerment’ looks like

January 3, 2012 By

by Jonathan Butcher

Goldwater Institute

Imagine if your child’s assigned elementary school had puddles of urine in the bathroom, mouse droppings in the cafeteria, and clogged water fountains. Now imagine if your complaints were rejected by the principal.

Parent Revolution, the Los Angeles-based…


Added by Harry Mathews on January 4, 2012 at 11:43am — 1 Comment

Uh, Oh

EEOC: High school diploma requirement might violate Americans with Disabilities Act

By Dave Boyer-The Washington Times 1-1-12


Employers are facing more uncertainty in the wake of a letter from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission warning them that requiring a high school diploma from a job…


Added by Harry Mathews on January 4, 2012 at 6:13am — No Comments

A 'Christ-Centered' Alternative to Girl Scouts

January 3, 2011

The founder of a faith-based alternative to the Girl Scouts credits God for her organization's continued growth, reports. Patti Garibay started American Heritage Girls in 1995 because she was concerned about the Girl Scouts' philosophies on abortion and sex education, and the group has continued to grow…


Added by Harry Mathews on January 4, 2012 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

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