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Harry Mathews's Blog – November 2012 Archive (10)

Moral People Unfit for Public Office or Parenthood?

Recently, the European Humanist Federation, the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA), and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) tried to prevent the appointment of Maltese candidate Mr. Tonio Borg as European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection by the European Parliament (EP). While he was ultimately approved, this fight raises troubling issues for the future of the family and family values in the European Union.…


Added by Harry Mathews on November 29, 2012 at 10:27am — No Comments

To the left, to the left: political diversity

Columbia University needs to encourage political diversity among its student body.

By Daniel Brovman  Published November 25, 2012

When hundreds of students gathered on Low Steps to watch the election results come in and after the buzz…


Added by Harry Mathews on November 29, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Educators Moving Further to the Left

October 24, 2012 - 3:00am By Scott Jaschik…

Added by Harry Mathews on November 28, 2012 at 8:57am — No Comments

Texas Schools Now Teaching Boston Tea Party Was Act Of Terrorism….And More

(NOTE: A little known fact concerning the Boston Tea Party:

"In the colonies, Benjamin Franklin stated that the destroyed tea must be repaid, all 90,000 pounds (which, at two shillings per pound, comes to £9,000, or £888 thousand today). Robert Murray, a New York…


Added by Harry Mathews on November 22, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Tainted Textbook: 4 Paragraphs on Christianity 38 Pages on Islam

  Shabbir Mansure Council for Islamic Education

By Bill Korach.

“World History,” Florida Edition Prentice Hall Pearson, 2013 is a 1054 page monster used for honors and standard high school level world history. As you would expect, it is chock full of dates and pretty pictures, but it…


Added by Harry Mathews on November 19, 2012 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Mom Demands High School Teach Real Writing Not Dumbed-Down Version

Posted on 17 November 2012
(Editor’s note: These columns have reported that lack of serious history and writing instruction in most high schools today. Businesses have complained that new employees are unable to write clearly and must be re-educated at a cost of $3 Billion. Unprepared high schools students are a drag on the economy).…

Added by Harry Mathews on November 18, 2012 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Teaching ‘Social Justice’ in K-12 Classrooms

by Robert Holland and Don Soifer of the Lexington Institute

Advocates typically fail to define the term “social justice” with any clarity. However, from the writings of long-time University of Illinois/Chicago education professor Bill Ayers, and teacher workshops conducted by organizations like the National Association for Multicultural Education, the premise is clear: the United States is a culturally and economically oppressive nation in dire need of radical transformation. The…


Added by Harry Mathews on November 18, 2012 at 6:55am — 1 Comment

School "Design A Campaign Poster" Project

by S.H.I.E.L.D. 11-16-12

For a recent 7th Grade Social Studies project, students were required to design a campaign poster for one of four "candidates" running for Congress. The students were required to include one reason why voters should elect their candidate such as the candidate's age, education, experience or their most important issue.

These were the options:

1. Maria Hernandez

Age: 28

Education: B.A. Harrison College; LL.B. Johnson…


Added by Harry Mathews on November 17, 2012 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Out of the Closet: Chicago Teachers Union Leader Speaks at Marxist Conference

Jesse Sharkey, VP Chicago Teacher’s Union

By Bill Korach held their “2012 Midwestern Marxism Conference” at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University on November 10-11. The conference was heavily attended by members of the Chicago Teachers Union. Union Vice President Jesse Sharkey spoke at one of the breakout sessions. Sharkey refused to discuss his…


Added by Harry Mathews on November 16, 2012 at 8:56am — No Comments

Arizona charter-school enrollment is on rise

It seems as though public school governing boards in Arizona would rather tear down schools than lease/sell them to a charter schools:

“There are vacant district buildings, and I’ve gone to many a governing-board meeting and asked to lease them,” she said. “Governing boards are not there yet in Arizona.”


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Added by Harry Mathews on November 15, 2012 at 6:34am — No Comments


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