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January 17, 2017

TIME TO ELIMINATE COLLEGE TENURE

January 15, 2017       COLLEGES RUNNING AMOK Our society’s  landscape is littered with debris of policies and ideas that started out with the best of intentions. At the top of the list is tenure for college and university professors/teachers. What began as a lofty idea of ensuring the free flow of ideas has […]


Never Trust Anyone Over Thirty

October 9, 2016       The radicals of the 1960’s were determined to separate the young from their elders with ties to tradition and an eye of historical lessons. Instead of “those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it” they substituted a mantra of “Never Trust Anyone Over Thirty.” It […]


Teachers Quit Over Common Core

WELCOME NEW FOLLOWERS. You join 1158 followers as of 2/15/2015 In these days of high unemployment, how courageous it is for teachers to quit because they aren’t allowed to actually teach. Reagan said the scariest words in the English language are : I’m from the government and I’m here to help you. Ever since the […]


KILLING EDUCATION

The more educated a populace is, the harder they are to control. That is why most slaves were initially not allowed to read or write. Those days are not entirely gone, as a New York City school has just killed their program for gifted children because not enough minority children applied for the program. If […]


A MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE

I’m sure that by now you have probably heard about the six-year-old boy that got suspended from school for kissing his “girlfriend” on the hand. Not only was he suspended—the child was charged was sexual harassment, forcing him to ask his mother what “sex” was. For several decades our school administrators have been obsessed with […]


LOWERING THE EDUCATIONAL BAR

The decline of our school system can be traced directly back to Scotland in the 1920’s when Alexander Sutherland Neill found out about Freudian psychology from a guy named Homer Lane. The men thought that children should be able to study whatever they wanted; whenever they wanted; and as much or as little as they […]