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ELECTION AFTERMATH: SNOWFLAKES MELTDOWN

So, less than twenty-four hours after the election was called in Donald Trump’s favor, and after speeches by President-Elect Trump, Hillary Clinton and President Obama asking the country to unite, college students took to their campuses to whine about the outcome. The Wall Street Journal’s headline reads:  “Colleges Try to Comfort Students Upset by Trump […]

WHAT ARE STUDENTS LEARNING IN SCHOOL THESE DAYS?

Well, in my opinion, at George Washington University, not much. A few weeks ago, the Young America’s Foundation, interviewed some students there, and the video shows the results. Only 6 out of 30 students knew that we’d be commemorating 9/11 the following week. How could any 18-22 year old NOT know about 9/11? My 6-year […]

ARE OUR CHILDREN ACTUALLY LEARNING ANYTHING IN SCHOOL TODAY?

With all the political correctness, secular progressive propaganda and outright craziness going on in schools today, I wonder if kids are actually learning anything at all.  In my world, you went to school, learned a skill (as I did in my vocational high school), and got a job.  Higher education came much later for me.  […]

NO THANKS TO THE GOVERNMENT

Very recently, the President said the following: “If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help.  There was a great teacher somewhere in your life.  Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive.  Somebody invested in roads and bridges.  If you’ve got a business, […]

Rewarding Incompetence

A year after a major financial scandal hit Seattle involving the Seattle Public Schools, two top officials canned have landed lucrative jobs elsewhere. Former Superintendent, Maria Goodloe-Johnson, is now the top academic officer for the Education Achievement System in Detroit and former Chief Financial Officer, Don Kennedy, moved across country to Connecticut who is temporarily […]

Dumbest Thing of the Week

I can’t tell you how many dumb things I read every day.  The dumb stuff ranges from some new green technology that will never work, to some dumb criminal activity, to something a celebrity said. Last week I heard about a “study” from the University of Minnesota which found that listening to rock music, even […]

TOLERANCE IS NOW A ONE-WAY STREET

Debate.  According to my dictionary, it means to deliberate, consider, to engage in argument by discussing opposing points, to engage in a formal discussion or argument. Bottom line.  There has to be opposing viewpoints in order to have a debate otherwise you have a one-sided conversation. Well, apparently, officials in the Shawano School District is […]

Students Buy Grades

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Apparently, students in Florida were able to buy their grades.  All students had to do was staple the cash to the test or quiz they wanted their math teacher Jeff Spires to amend, according to the news report.  His money-making scam came to light in October and he finally resigned […]

HIGH SCHOOL – THEN AND NOW

I don’t have children, but if I did, I’d probably have to send them to private school or home school them.  The more I read about the public school system, the more hard nosed I get about education in this country. When I went to Eli Whitney Vocational High School in Brooklyn back in ’64-’68, […]

More Political Correctness

Elmhurst College, outside of Chicago is, apparently, the first to ask prospective students about their sexual orientation.  The questions are optional but why ask in the first place? Because students who identify themselves as part of the LGBT community may be eligible for “enrichment scholarships.” According to Elmhurst’s website, enrichment scholarships are those that have […]