Taking Back America By Taking Back Our Schools
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 www.TOSMagazine.com or read it on the go and download the free apps at www.TOSApps.com to read the…Continue
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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…Continue
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[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…Continue
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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…Continue
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The bill implicates free-speech rights – those of taxpayers.…Continue
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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.
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David Horowitz Discusses Persecution of Anti-Islam Filmmaker with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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by Hayley Ringle - Sept. 11, 2012 12:47 PM
The Republic | azcentral.com
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…Continue
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…Continue
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· 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,…
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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…
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By Alyson Klein on August 30, 2012 1:53 PM
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…Continue
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