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Youth league institutes TD limit to hold back 11-year-old

By Cameron Smith

Usually we try to celebrate great young athletes and their prodigious potential. In Arkansas, one youth football league is instituting a dramatic rule to hold back its brightest star, all in an attempt to level the…


Added by Harry Mathews on September 30, 2011 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Men: Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Yet another Title IX directive issued by the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has colleges scrambling to revamp their sexual harassment and assault policies before the beginning of the fall semester. Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the OCR, sent the "Dear Colleague" letter to all colleges and universities that receive federal aid — all but two in the U.S. — essentially directing them to scrap basic rules of fairness in disciplinary procedures for alleged sexual…


Added by Harry Mathews on September 30, 2011 at 7:06am — No Comments

Feminists Target High School Sports

The Obama administration and its feminist allies are on a crusade to subject high school athletic programs to the same gender quotas that colleges face. So far, hundreds of schools in Idaho, Oregon and Washington State have been named in Title IX complaints submitted to the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) this year.

Enacted in 1972, Title IX prohibits gender-based discrimination in any educational programs that receive federal funding.

The administration…


Added by Harry Mathews on September 30, 2011 at 6:39am — No Comments

Texas Textbook Wars

9-21-11 by The Godfather

With Rick Perry in the race for the presidency, you can be sure that liberals are going to bring up the Texas textbook wars. For nearly 40 years, Texas has been fighting yearly battles over textbooks for the simple reason that the choices Texas makes, the nation…


Added by Harry Mathews on September 28, 2011 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Tomorrow September 28: Obama Speech - "opt" out option for school children

Tomorrow, Sept. 28 President Obama will give his annual speech to America's students.  The speech is on MSNBC which will be Channel 11 on our TV's.  The speech begins at 10:30 a.m. AZ time.  On Wednesdays, 3rd period begins at 10:26, so the timing should work out just fine.  The District is requiring that we show the speech.  The District is sending out a connect-ed message explaining to parents that their students can opt-out.  If a student wants to opt out, send them WITH A PASS to pod 201 in… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on September 27, 2011 at 10:31am — No Comments

Public Schools Eat Too Much At Gov't Trough



Soon after his boss introduced the American Jobs Act, Vice President Joe Biden held a conference call to get teachers' unions behind it.


It was an easy task, with American Federation of Teachers honcho Randi Weingarten promising to "do whatever we can" to get the legislation passed. And why not? It's teachers and other politically potent interests, not kids or the economy, that the Act is really about.




Added by Harry Mathews on September 24, 2011 at 9:33am — No Comments

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Gender Gap

Eagle Forum September 7, 2011

Yes, Virginia, there is a gender gap. In fact, there are two gender gaps: one bad and one good.

The bad gender gap is that the biggest losers in the Obama economy are men rather

than women, a fact that is bad for men, for families, for the federal deficit

and debt problems, and for the health of the U.S. economy. Men have lost twice

as many jobs as women.

The 9.1 percent unemployment figure is not a good measure of the problem.…


Added by Harry Mathews on September 22, 2011 at 6:42am — No Comments

What Did Students Get For Our Money? The Lowest SAT Scores in History!

According to the attached Wall Street Journal analysis, The graduating high school class SAT scores for reading, writing and math were the lowest ever recorded. As students learn less and less, taxpayers pay more and more. This year the Department of Education (DOE) will spend over $80 Billion on various programs. Teacher’s unions demand more and more benefits, but prevent poor performers from being fired. History and civic textbooks give short shrift to the Founding Documents, and America’s…


Added by Harry Mathews on September 20, 2011 at 9:03am — No Comments

California:"children to be vaccinated without parental consent or knowledge."

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A dangerous legislative bill in California is about to be signed into law. It would allow children to be vaccinated without parental consent or knowledge. It is the latest desperate effort by the criminal vaccine industry to trick little children into being vaccinated at school without telling their…


Added by Harry Mathews on September 20, 2011 at 8:59am — No Comments

What Is the Average Teacher's Salary in the United States?

By Julia Koontz, eHow Contributor

   Teacher's salaries vary a fair amount across the United States. While the median of all teacher salaries ranged from $47,100 to $51,180 in May 2008, many outliers exist. The best-paid teachers (top 10 percent) earned $75,190 to $80,970 while the lowest 10 percent earned $30,970 to $34,280, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A teacher's location and grade level were factors in salary differences.

Elementary School



Added by Harry Mathews on September 18, 2011 at 7:38pm — No Comments

College: Dangerous For Men

College May Be Dangerous for Men

September 14, 2011 by Phyllis Schlafly

College is a dangerous place for men. They are not only a minority but they are victimized by discriminatory and unconstitutional anti-male rules.

In another striking proof that the Obama Administration is totally manipulated by…


Added by Harry Mathews on September 15, 2011 at 7:47pm — No Comments

Teacher Barred from posting Declaration of Independence Text by 9th Curcuit Court


Brad Johnson, a calculus teacher in Westview High School was ordered by the infamous 9th Circuit Court to remove classroom banners “All men are endowed by their Creator,” from the Declaration of Independence the National Motto “In God we Trust” and all other related banners.  Johnson is fighting the ruling represented by the Thomas Moore Law Center.



Added by Harry Mathews on September 15, 2011 at 10:27am — 1 Comment

US Public Schools: Progressive Indoctrination Camps (Part 2)

March 18, 2011 by Chuck Norris

Last week, my main point was that liberals couldn’t care less about changing anything in public schools because they are producing exactly what liberals want. And that biased programming will deepen in the minds and hearts of America’s young people unless we patriots stand up in every community, resist those progressive tides and demand alternatives.

There are ways to improve national academic imbalances. In Part 2 here, I give seven ways to…


Added by Harry Mathews on September 15, 2011 at 7:32am — No Comments

The Indoctrination of Your Student – Training the Next Generation of Terrorists

by Shelley on September 11th, 2011

You send your children to school and trust that our public school system is providing them with the best education in your community. You expect they will learn the basics Reading, Writing and Arithmetic and as they progress History and Science will be added. But what are they really learning? One school district is finding out and the parents, community and state do…


Added by Harry Mathews on September 15, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Only 4% of NEA Dues Dedicated to Improving Teaching

by Kyle Olson, Townhall

The National Education Association (NEA), the powerful 3.2 million member teacher’s union, does not put their money where their mouth is. The NEA says in a mission statement that they want to dedicate their resources to improve quality of teaching and learning. But only 4% of national dues is actually dedicated to improved learning.…


Added by Harry Mathews on September 15, 2011 at 7:29am — No Comments

Feds: No Child's Lunch Left Behind

9/13/2011 – Chuck Norris It seems like yesterday, though it was nearly a decade ago, when the No Child Left Behind Act brought sweeping changes to education across the nation. Now the feds are making sure no child's lunch is left behind, with their overreaching food tampering in local schools. In December, President Barack Obama signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act into law. Over the months since then, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has told state agencies and school food authorities… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on September 14, 2011 at 10:08pm — No Comments

Schools Raise Funds for Leukemia Society

GREAT! Now that kids have learned how to be social activists, could we possibly, somehow find the time to teach them how to read and write?!

Wednesday, September 14,…


Added by Harry Mathews on September 14, 2011 at 11:17am — No Comments

Virginia School Board Sued Over 10 Commandments display

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Civil-liberties groups are suing a southwest Virginia school board for posting the Ten Commandments, contending that the display violates the Constitution's guarantee of separation of church and state.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia filed the lawsuit Tuesday against Giles County School Board in U.S. District Court in Roanoke on behalf of an unidentified Narrows High School student and the student's parent. The lawsuit says the display…


Added by Harry Mathews on September 14, 2011 at 11:10am — No Comments

Perry and the Profs

He picked the right fight.


by Andrew Ferguson


September 19, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 01


 If you want a glimpse of the way Rick Perry operates as an executive and a politician, consider the issue of higher education reform in Texas, which no one in Texas knew was an issue until Perry decided to make it one.

In his 30-year public career, Perry​—​how to put this… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on September 14, 2011 at 10:29am — No Comments

Are Schools Teaching the Right 9/11 Lessons?

All the Wrong 9/11…


Added by Harry Mathews on September 10, 2011 at 11:48am — No Comments

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