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June 17, 2014

I've come across this bizarre claim countless times, and I've been meaning to respond to it for a while now. Fortunately, this email from Tim afforded me that opportunity...

June 12, 2014

Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan issued thinly veiled threats against Oklahoma and other states that are pulling out of the Common Core standards.

The federally-backed educational standards known as Common Core are a bad idea, as evidenced by the overly confusing method of solving math problems and the overtly progressive socialist liberal bias in the history and social studies curriculum. Common Core is making kids cry, making parents angry, and frustrating some teachers so much they are quitting their chosen profession rather than continue to perpetuate the "standard of mediocrity".

June 12, 2014

Here's why your smartest friends probably have the biggest gaps on their resumes, despite having loads of relevant experience and pedigree educations.

Despite having "loads of relevant experience, lots of personality, and even pedigree educations," there's a good chance that your most brilliant, overachieving friends and acquaintances are those who have suffered the longest periods of unemployment, says Maurice Ewing, PhD, chief executive and founder of Conquer, in a recent LinkedIn post. Seems illogical, right?

June 10, 2014

A judge struck down tenure and other job protections for California's public school teachers as unconstitutional Tuesday, saying such laws harm, especially poor and minority ones, by saddling them with bad teachers who are almost impossible to fire.

"I'm really glad that the judge has done that," said Carolyn Riolo, a grandparent who supports the judge's decision. "You have to have good teachers to teach children, you know, how to be good adults." In a landmark decision that could influence the gathering debate over tenure across the country, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu cited the historic case of Brown v. Board of Education in ruling that students have a fundamental right to equal education.

June 9, 2014

On Wednesday, 7-year-old Darin Simak brought a different backpack from his usual one to Martin Elementary School. At first, he failed to recognized something that the school considered a weapon in the bag's outside pocket.

However, when Darin noticed the replica toy gun, knowing the rules, he decided to turn himself in. Darin took the toy to his teacher and said: "I'm not suppose to have this." Instead of telling the first grader to keep the toy in his bag and to never bring it to school again, the teacher called the principal and Darin was suspended.

June 3, 2014

Do I have proof of this being the case? You better believe I have proof.

Section 27-8.1.7 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) Health examinations and immunizations law explains that if a school vaccination rate falls below 90 percent, state aid payments to that school are automatically cut by 10 percent until the school comes into "compliance"

May 31, 2014

If you visit a serious gardener you'll most likely discover old hoses laying around or find pieces and parts used in some creative ways.

Below you'll find some resourceful ways old garden hoses can "live on" and remain useful long after they are used to water reliably.

May 30, 2014

What are we teaching our kids when we send them to prisons for 13 years out of their lives?

If drones over America, heavily armed law enforcement agencies, and a massive government surveillance web hasn't yet convinced you that the United States is rapidly moving towards a police state then maybe the following report out of New York will be an eye opener. Indoctrination centers abound across the land of the free, with high schools now taking a queue from the TSA...

May 18, 2014

"The Police are here, they want to talk to me, what do I do?" Watch this video before that ever happens, it could save you 5-10 one day.

In this brilliant video, Prof. James Duane of the Regent University School of Law and Officer George Bruch of the Virginia Beach Police Department present a forceful case for never, ever speaking to the police without your lawyer present. Ever. Never, never, never. Got that part yet? Never.

May 17, 2014

The Community Homeschool Center will be hosting the first annual Bryan-College Station Homeschool Expo in June to connect new and seasoned homeschoolers to local resources.

The event will have vendors, seminars and local businesses that will provide information to help new and current homeschoolers. The expo will inform students and parents on how to get started with homeschooling, where homeschoolers meet and what sports and activities are available.


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