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September 2012 Blog Posts (20)

The Unraveling of American Public Education

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in the Fall 2011 issue of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, the trade magazine for homeschool families. Read the magazine free at or read it on the go and download the free apps at to read the…


Added by Harry Mathews on September 27, 2012 at 7:58am — No Comments

Poor Students Do Not Under-Perform for Lack of Money, But For Lack of Marriage


Added by Harry Mathews on September 25, 2012 at 6:32am — No Comments

'Report: Restrictions on Religious Freedom Increasing Worldwide'


Added by Harry Mathews on September 24, 2012 at 8:36am — No Comments

‘Groundbreaking’: K-12 Students in FL Encouraged to Celebrate LGBT History Month in October


The Broward school district in Florida has endorsed what is being called a “groundbreaking” resolution encouraging K-12 students to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History Month this October, the Sun Sentinel reports.

Begun in 1994 by a…


Added by Harry Mathews on September 23, 2012 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Father Daughter Dances Now Illegal

[The damage caused by the sin of covetousness is shown here in all it's ugliness]

Posted by Jim_Daly Sep 19, 2012

Public school officials in Cranston, Rhode Island, have banned…


Added by Harry Mathews on September 23, 2012 at 5:50am — No Comments

Report: Marriage Cuts Child Poverty by 80 Percent

Being raised in a married family reduces a child's probability of living in poverty by more than 80 percent, according to a recent report by The Heritage Foundation that found the chief cause of child poverty is the absence of married fathers in the home, Baptist Press reports. "Some of this difference in poverty is due to the fact that single…


Added by Harry Mathews on September 21, 2012 at 6:53am — No Comments

Legislation would block school boards from funnelling public money to election campaigns

Clint Bolick – January 6, 2011Posted in: Elections, State

The bill implicates free-speech rights – those of taxpayers.…


Added by Harry Mathews on September 20, 2012 at 9:45am — No Comments


BOSTON (TheBlaze/AP) — A Harvard University professor has unveiled a fourth century fragment of papyrus that she says is the only existing ancient text that quotes Jesus explicitly referring to having a wife.

Karen King, an expert in the history of Christianity, says the text contains a dialogue in which Jesus refers to ‘‘my wife,’’ whom he identified as Mary. King says the fragment of Coptic script is a copy of a gospel, probably written in Greek in the second century.



Added by Harry Mathews on September 20, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Significance of Party Platforms

by Phyllis Schlafly September 19, 2012

House Speaker John Boehner was quoted during the Republican National Convention as saying, “Have you ever met anybody who read the Party platform? I never met anybody.”

Scoffing at the Party’s platform is the typical attitude of establishment-backed politicians who don’t want to be bothered with…


Added by Harry Mathews on September 19, 2012 at 9:58pm — No Comments

The Single Parenting Epidemic: Why You Should Care

by Jennifer Maggio

So what's your "issue"? What's that thing that really stirs you and moves you to action? What is that cause that motivates you to make a change in the world?

Poverty? Homelessness? Human trafficking? Drug addiction? Abuse? Alcoholism? Education? Reducing crime? Teen suicide prevention? Adolescent sexual purity? Adoption?

You name it and the issue either directly or indirectly relates to single parenting. The reality is that more than…


Added by Harry Mathews on September 19, 2012 at 6:21am — No Comments

Teacher with HIV has sex with boys


'Defendant used the school as a way to meet these children'

(HOMETOWNLIFE) — Canton sex offender Brandon Tomblin, a former Wayne Memorial High School teacher sentenced Friday to four to 20 years in prison for having sex with teenage male students, apologized in court…


Added by shimauma on September 17, 2012 at 8:29pm — 1 Comment

Higher Education’s Increasing Disdain for Virtue

Feb 17, 2012 | Richard Vedder NAS

One of the major rationales for public subsidies of higher education is that colleges are supposed to make students more virtuous–better persons. We are told a college education strengthens awareness of the difference between right and wrong, enhances the impulse to help one’s fellow citizens, and reinforces a respect for the rule of law and the negative consequences of corruption. Some cite…


Added by Harry Mathews on September 16, 2012 at 7:35am — No Comments

Nation's First Transgender Camp Indoctrinates Kids as Young as 8

Religion Today Friday, September 14, 2012

Camp Aranu'tiq, the first transgender camp for kids in the nation, held its third annual week-long session in Connecticut in late August, WORLD News Service reports. According to a recent story in the Boston Globe, the 65 campers wear name tags "with the…


Added by Harry Mathews on September 15, 2012 at 8:33am — No Comments

Feds back Gilbert teacher claims on EVIT discrimination: U.S. agrees EVIT hostile to students with special needs

by Hayley Ringle - Sept. 11, 2012 12:47 PM

The Republic |

In February 2009, an exasperated Glenna Hastings filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights against the East Valley Institute of Technology and Gilbert Public Schools.

For nearly six years previously, the former special-education teacher liaison between EVIT and Gilbert Public Schools claimed that the Mesa vocational school was discriminating…


Added by Harry Mathews on September 11, 2012 at 4:07pm — 1 Comment

What exactly are we getting for the time and the billions of dollars we spend on higher education? A Lot of It Is Sheer Nonsense

By James R. Otteson


September 06, 2012

(Editor’s note: This essay was originally presented at a conference sponsored by the Fund for the Study of Spontaneous Orders and directed by John W. Sommer in February 2012. It is part of an occasional series of such essays.)

Why is college so important to…


Added by Harry Mathews on September 8, 2012 at 9:08am — No Comments

Teacher questions new evaluation system over civil disobedience



DENVER - When John Peterson teaches U.S. History at East …


Added by Harry Mathews on September 4, 2012 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Politics Is The Reflection Of Cultural Values, Not A Source Of Them

· John Stonestreet, BreakPoint Thursday, August 30, 2012

When Hillary Clinton claimed there was a “vast right-wing conspiracy” against her husband, many conservatives just laughed. “Work together?” many of us thought. “She apparently doesn’t know conservatives as well as she thinks she does.”But Jonathan Chait, writing last week in the left-leaning New York magazine claims there’s actually a vast left-wing conspiracy, but this conspiracy isn’t located in Washington, D.C. This conspiracy,…


Added by Harry Mathews on September 4, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Denver Schools Add Rebellion To Curriculum

Daily Caller 9-3-12

In addition to reading, writing, and arithmetic, the Denver public schools system are adding a fourth ‘r’ to the curriculum: rebellion.

According to NBC affiliate KUSA, Denver Public Schools is implementing a new system to evaluate teachers. In order to achieve a coveted “distinguished” rating, teachers at each grade level must show that they “encourage” students to “challenge and question the dominant culture” and “take social action to change/improve…


Added by Harry Mathews on September 4, 2012 at 8:04am — No Comments

Common Core State Standards Dividing GOP

 By Alyson Klein on August 30, 2012 1:53 PM


 Tampa, Fla.


 The Common Core State Standards: A state-led effort to help improve learning outcomes throughout the nation—or "Obama Core?" It's clear here at the Republican convention that there's a major split emerging in the party on that question.



 On the one hand, there's Jeb Bush, a key Romney surrogate and the former GOP governor of Florida. He points out that a majority of GOP…


Added by Harry Mathews on September 1, 2012 at 12:31am — No Comments

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