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July 2011 Blog Posts (9)

Every Issue Except Cheating Taken Up At NEA Convention

By PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY

A national scandal hit the news when Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal released a 413-page report describing how hundreds of Atlanta public school teachers and principals had been cheating during the past 10 years on standardized tests in order to falsely report that their schools were doing a good job and the kids were improving.

 

A total of 178 teachers and principals (38 were principals), 82 of whom have already confessed, had fraudulently raised test scores so…

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Added by Harry Mathews on July 26, 2011 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Rampant Cheating: Public schools in worse shape than we feared

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 http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/2011/07/public-schools-worse-shape-we-feared#ixzz1Sb1nPlBA

By: Walter Williams | Examiner Columnist | 07/18/11 8:05 PM

 

Last December, I reported on Harvard University professor Stephan Thernstrom's essay, "Minorities in College -- Good News,…

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Added by Harry Mathews on July 20, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

The “Violence Against Men Is O.K.” Act

 VAWA Must Be Rewritten

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), now up for reauthorization, is in major need of revision. Its billion-dollar-a-year price tag spent by the radical feminists to pursue their ideology and goals (known as feminist pork) make it an embarrassment to Members of Congress who voted for it.

For 30 years, the feminists have been pretending that their goal is to abolish all sex discrimination, eliminating all gender differences no matter how reasonable. When…

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Added by Harry Mathews on July 18, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Even More Tax Money For Public Schools!

Tax-surplus debate begins in earnest

Senator request that future overflow go to education

by Mary Jo Pitzl - Jul. 14, 2011 12:00 AM

The Arizona Republic



State Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has fired the opening salvo in what is expected to be the next big…

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Added by Harry Mathews on July 14, 2011 at 8:54am — No Comments

Living Under the Green Thumb on Campus

One of the hottest topics on college campuses right now is sustainability. The sustainability movement is about using the earth's limited resources in a way that keeps them available for future generations. Saving energy, money, and other resources is only rational and responsible. Many colleges, however, are using their educational clout to push an extreme sustainability agenda of environmental, economic, and "social justice" programs.

The sustainability movement was well planned and…

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Added by Harry Mathews on July 13, 2011 at 12:04am — No Comments

"Advanced" Classes In Name Only

More students than ever are earning credits for advanced classes, according to a Department of Education study released in April. The Department's National Center for Education Statistics examined nearly 38,000 high school transcripts and found that the proportion of graduates completing rigorous coursework rose from 5% in 1990 to 13% in 2009.

Good news on the education front, you say? Not so…

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Added by Harry Mathews on July 13, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Sex, Lies and Government Schools

By Doug Patton 9-12-11

"The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next." — Abraham Lincoln



It is no secret that government schools across the United States have become indoctrination centers for the spreading of a social gospel that is anathema to the values of the majority of American parents. Public education is largely run by union bosses and liberal school boards protecting incompetent educrats who push an agenda that…

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Added by Harry Mathews on July 12, 2011 at 7:48am — No Comments

Agenda 21 Diplomas Available at Rio Salado College

SUSTAINABILITY (Agenda 21)

Certificates, Degrees and Pathways

Classes Start 48 times a year 

http://www.riosalado.edu/online/programs/sustainability/Pages/default.aspx

 

Sustainable Food…

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Added by Harry Mathews on July 8, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

California Lawmakers Pass Bill to Teach Gay History

SACRAMENTO, Calif (Reuters) - A bill to require California public schools to teach the historical accomplishments of gay men and lesbians passed the state Legislature on Tuesday in what supporters call a first for the nation.

Governor Jerry…

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Added by Harry Mathews on July 5, 2011 at 11:24pm — No Comments

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