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August 2013 Blog Posts (19)

Alaska Solves Problem Of School Shootings

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Just a housewife out shopping in Alaska

No permit required in Alaska for either open

(must be 18) carry or concealed (must be 21) carry.

CHECK THEIR CRIME RATE, LOWEST IN OUR NATION

Why would that be??…

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Added by Harry Mathews on August 31, 2013 at 7:59am — No Comments

THE HUMANITIES WARS

See Thru Education Thursday, August 29, 2013 

We are besieged by commentary in the battle over the humanities in higher education—do we need more emphasis?, do we need less?, is it all about jobs?, is it all about competency in a skill set?, what about critical thinking?, what about making good citizens?, what about the pursuit of meaning in life?, etc., etc.

Partly in response to all of this, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences formed the Commission on the Humanities and…

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Added by Harry Mathews on August 30, 2013 at 9:11am — No Comments

CARSON: MLK would be alarmed by black-on-black violence, lack of family values

By Ben S. Carson - The Washington Times Wednesday, August 28, 2013

t is hard to believe that 50 years have elapsed since the famous “I have a dream speech” of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the Mall in Washington. I was an 11-year-old child in Detroit languishing in the midst of poverty, but very…

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Added by Harry Mathews on August 29, 2013 at 9:38pm — No Comments

Money For Nothin': Public Schools At Work... and Felony Theft

Banging on Bongoes Like a Chimpanzee*

We’re pounding a great big drum, striving mightily to get GPS to pay attention to looming disaster. We’ve tried before to help GPS save itself, but we have encountered only deaf ears and blind eyes.

Westie’s nothing if not …

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Added by Harry Mathews on August 28, 2013 at 6:54am — No Comments

Public Schools: Auditor General Finds Overfunding, Overstaffing, Gross Fiscal Abuse, Lack of Adequate Controls on Fraud Risks, Overpayment To Venders, Etc.

School district performance audits—These audits revealed some common issues that affect the

accountability and effective use of public monies. Among the 11 districts we audited, we found that some

districts overstaffed operational areas; misreported mileage resulting in the State overfunding district

transportation; did not conduct random drug and alcohol tests of school bus drivers or conduct proper

preventative maintenance resulting in school bus safety violations;…

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Added by Harry Mathews on August 26, 2013 at 6:28am — 2 Comments

The Subtlest Racism

 An activist at Oberlin College invents evidence of a racial crime that never happened. 

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Added by Harry Mathews on August 26, 2013 at 5:29am — No Comments

Some NEA Resolutions Passed at the 2013 Convention in Atlanta, Georgia

Education Reporter August 2013

A-2. Educational Opportunity for All. The Association believes that all schools must be accredited under uniform standards established by the appropriate agencies in collaboration with the Association and its affiliates.

A-6. Parental Involvement. The Association strongly opposes so-called “trigger” laws which circumvent authentic parental and community involvement.

A-12. Use of Closed Public School Buildings. The…

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Added by Harry Mathews on August 22, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Witnesses Confirm Federal School Meal Regulations Spark Higher Costs, Reduced Participation

The Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, chaired by Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN), today held a hearing to examine the effects of new federal school meal program regulations issued by the Department of Agriculture under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. During the hearing, a panel of school nutrition experts described the challenges these regulations have created for schools…

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Added by Harry Mathews on August 22, 2013 at 6:01am — No Comments

Diane Douglas Files Papers To Run For Superintendent of Public Instruction

Hello,

 
As you all know, my focus for the past six months has been on education starting with the Education Forum which featured the current SPI at the Grand Canyon University.  My concern is for the future of our country which is based in the education of our children.  The Federal…
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Added by Harry Mathews on August 20, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Lavabit Goes Out Of Business Rather Than "become complicit in crimes against the American people "

My Fellow Users,

I have been forced to make a difficult decision: to become complicit in crimes against the American people or walk away from nearly ten years of hard work by shutting down Lavabit. After significant soul searching, I have decided to suspend operations. I wish that I could legally share with you the events that led to my decision. I cannot. I feel you deserve to know what’s going on--the first amendment is supposed to guarantee me the freedom to speak out in situations…

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Added by Harry Mathews on August 16, 2013 at 9:52am — No Comments

Obamacare Alternative Medi-Share

Posted on 11 December 2011 by kprice

By US Daily Review Staff.

When asked about the current state of healthcare, Americans overwhelmingly expressed feelings of concern and fear. In a new study released today, the majority of Americans expressed concern for…

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Added by Harry Mathews on August 15, 2013 at 8:06am — No Comments

REPORT: AZ SBOE Special Public Meeting on 8-12-13

8-12-13 

            Today I attended the Arizona State Board of Education Special Public Meeting at the Flinn Foundation and all I could think about was the Westminster Dog Show only this dog show was right out an episode of the Twilight Zone. The board trotted out their "dogs" to try impress the judges… who are all located at the Federal Department of Education.

Problem is these lazy, mangy, flee bitten, tick infested good for nothing mutts came from the Federal DOE and their…

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Added by Harry Mathews on August 12, 2013 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

How Multiculturalism Transformed My College

COMMENTARIES



Elizabethtown College leaders fell head over heels for that fad and now the school is much the worse.



By Paul Gottfried August 08, 2013

 

The historian Polybius famously observed that empires deteriorate either internally or from without.  In some cases, however, they fall apart in both ways. This latter…

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Added by Harry Mathews on August 10, 2013 at 6:40pm — No Comments

It's official: Second largest employer in US is a temp agency

7-9-13 Rick Moran - The American Thinker

The administration can be proud of its performance in creating jobs. The jobs report released last Friday show a couple of significant records that no other administration in history can match.…

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Added by Harry Mathews on August 6, 2013 at 5:46am — No Comments

UCLA deans travel like rock stars as tuition soars out of middle-class reach

the Daily Caller 8-5-13 Eric Owens

A shocking investigation by the Center for Investigative Reporting demonstrates that several deans at the University of California, Los Angeles have run up outrageous tabs for travel and …

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Added by Harry Mathews on August 6, 2013 at 12:47am — No Comments

Department of Education Suspends U.S. History Assesment

Posted on03 August 2013.  

(Editor: www.thereportcard.org In recent years the National Assessment of Educational Progress has demonstrated through tests that 12th graders have an appalling ignorance of American History. The Department of Education administers these tests,…

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Added by Harry Mathews on August 5, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Department Of Education Working With George Soros' Open Society Foundation

July 22, 2013 S.H.E.I.L.D.

Tucked inside this video of the Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, is a screen shot of a notice announcing a contest sponsored by the Department of Education, the non profit Creative Commons and George Soros' Open Society Foundation. VIDEO: http://youtu.be/8SdrhGrcvsk

You can view the contest…
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Added by Harry Mathews on August 4, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

North Carolina Explodes With Reforms

North Carolina Changes Almost Everything

(Audio Link: http://media.blubrry.com/ed_reform_minute/p/choicemedia.tv/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/ERM729.mp3 )

This is the Choice Media Ed Reform Minute for Monday, July 29.

When was the last time you heard of this…

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Added by Harry Mathews on August 3, 2013 at 4:31pm — No Comments

President Obama to deliver speech Tuesday, August 6, at Desert Vista High School In Ahwatukee

8-2-13 By: Josh Frigerio ABC 15

PHOENIX - President Barack Obama will travel to Arizona Tuesday to lay out his plans to help homeowners, improve the economy and strengthen the middle class.

Obama will speak at Desert Vista High School in Ahwatukee Tuesday afternoon. His speech is scheduled to begin at 1:05 p.m., according to a release from the White House Press Secretary.

This is the…

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Added by Harry Mathews on August 2, 2013 at 10:40pm — No Comments

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