Newly Signed Memorandum to Dept of Education To Acknowledge and Encourage STEM Learning

Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of Education       Increasing Access to High-Quality Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education   Section 1. Policy. A key priority of my Administration is to better equip America’s young people with the relevant knowledge and skills that will enable them to secure high‑paying, stable jobs throughout their careers. With the growing role of technology in driving the American economy, many jobs increasingly require skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) — including, in particular, Computer Science. These skills open the door to jobs, strengthening the backbone of American ingenuity, driving solutions … Continue reading

When One Principal Stands Up For Her School And Students

I just came across this from March 2017. I greatly admire this principal for her determination to save her school and promote better results from her students. The sign of a caring, informed, and truly good educator is the depth and lengths they attempt to go to in order to help their charges grow and develop. It is telling in this instance that HALF of her student body skipped school more than 35 times by mid-year when she took over as principal. Good education just like good business management requires a strong leader to set ground rules and maintain momentum. … Continue reading

Banana Splits Retreaters !

A Greek Life retreat ( I have no idea what that would encompass ) at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) was promptly canceled this weekend after a….. (wait for it)…. banana peel was found hanging in a tree! The ominous banana peel was spotted by Makala McNeil, who leads one of the campuses black sororities. “The overall tone was heavy. I mean, we were talking about race in Mississippi and in the Greek community so there’s a lot involved,” and that she and her friend were “all just sort of paranoid for a second” after spotting the banana peel.  Some students left the retreat in tears, with McNeil noting … Continue reading

Hungry Hungry Hypo(crites)

Eight members of the Yale University graduate student union Local 33 began an indefinite, collective fast in front of University President Peter Salovey’s home on Tuesday in an effort to persuade Yale to begin collective bargaining.  “Yale wants to make us wait and wait and wait … until we give up and go away. We have committed ourselves to waiting without eating.” Local 33 Chair Aaron Greenberg said at the rally in New Haven, Conn. There was one small distinction with the hunger protest, however. Their pamphlet explained that the hunger strike was “symbolic” and participants could leave when they got hungry and could no … Continue reading

Civics – Constitution vs Propaganda

  “It is imperative if we are going to survive as a nation that our schools teach civics,” said retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor . “Knowledge and understanding about our system of government is not something that’s handed down in the gene pool. You have to learn it.” Civic education a prime concern more so today than ever as we are now observing the results of lack of grounding in civics displayed by millennials during the past year. There is no more important task than the development of an informed, effective, and responsible citizenry. Science and mathematics … Continue reading

Feminism : Before And After

FEMINISM OR, How to never ever be seen as attractive to men again…then blame them for everything, including being alone. Who would ever have imagined Rachael Madcow as a hot blonde ??                                                                                                 Feminism : One powerful drug.   ~Terry

Another Obama Regime Screw-Up That’ll Cost You & Me Big Bucks

Be thankful for Judicial Watch!  Here’s a timely report, coming as it does during the debate over government-managed health care.  You probably won’t be surprised to learn that the student loan program, federalized by the Obama Regime, is upside-down financially.  You may, however, be surprised when you find out that King Putt’s minions made a “coding error” that masks the failure of a majority of borrowers to keep their loan repayments current, and conceals the true magnitude of the multi-billion dollar loss now confronting American taxpayers.  Y’see, the Puttster could mask information that might damage HIM … but he deliberately … Continue reading

Snowflake Watch

  Citizens have 911. Employees have the EEOC. Distressed sailors have the Coast Guard. But what do America’s college students have? Where can they turn when they find themselves outside campus “safe spaces” and suffering a “microaggression”? Fortunately, the University of Arizona has an answer. It recently distributed a 20-page booklet suggesting to faculty that when a student is victimized by a microaggression the appropriate response should be saying “ouch.” And the correct response for the offender should be saying “oops,” according to the guide. “If a student feels hurt or offended by another student’s comment, the hurt student can … Continue reading

Re The Story About “Racist” Reading Tests For Teachers In Government Schools ….

…. Allow me to offer two recent articles that reflect the official attitude of many in the education establishment, now that it is ruled by “progressives”.  First, from the Heritage Daily Signal of 2 July 2011: NEA Convention Reminds Us: It’s About Union Power, Not Children   (by Lindsey Burke) It’s hard to forget former National Education Association (NEA) General Counsel Bob Chanin’s farewell address during the 2009 NEA national convention. “It is not because we care about children; and it is not because we have a vision of a great public school for every child,” Chanin boasted. “The NEA and … Continue reading

New York About to Eliminate Test Meant to See if Teachers Can Read… because RAAAACISM!

By Warner Todd Huston March 13, 2017 There would have been a day when a story saying that teachers were about to be excused from requirements that they be able to read just to avoid charges of racism would have been an entry in an issue of the National Lampoon or even on TheOnion.com. But today, in this day of truly insane liberalism, the idea that liberals don’t care if teachers can read just to avoid charges of racism in hiring is… well, sadly, it’s not even a little surprising. New York’s Board of Regents is expected to adopt the … Continue reading

Life At University And In The Bureaucracy: The Department Of Nice

Prolly the best take-down of the modern American university environment, and of federal bureaucracies, that I have ever read.  Courtesy of TheZMan blog, 9 March 2017.  Enjoy! The Department of Nice The other day, I was at the Department of Nice. It is in the Imperial Capital area and while it is not a very pleasant commute, once you are there, it is very nice. It’s still technically winter here, but the weather was very mild, in the 60’s with a gentle breeze. Many of the nice people, who work in the Department of Nice, took advantage of the nice … Continue reading

Why Increased Infrastructure Spending Is Not A Full Answer To America’s Employment Problems

Gary North recently posted an article that shows just how far quality pre-fabricated and computer-printed construction techniques have come in the building industry.  While these methods do not apply to high-end custom single-family homes,  they are already having an impact in the modular home market, as well as the suburban strip and downtown highrise arenas. As a licensed general contractor, I’ve seen homebuyers in the low- and mid-price ranges (under $200K in my market) already migrate to prefabricated / modular homes over stickbuilt.  Not only is there a significant cost advantage (even including site prep and foundation work), the quality … Continue reading

Libs Conflicted Again: Enforce Title 8, or Defend “Transgenders” and Hormone Doping?

Remember the good old days, when government schools rushed to implement Title 8 of the Education Law, so as to protect girls’ sports programs?  Well, your daughters no longer matter.  They’ve been eclipsed by transgenders, the latest progressive cause, and by a hormone doping situation that would make Lance Armstrong proud.  From Bizpacreview 28 February: National debate heats up over transgender who won girls’ wrestling championship while on testosterone February 28, 2017 | Carmine Sabia | Print Article A 17-year-old-Texas female wrestler who is transitioning into becoming a male has raised controversy as she pummeled other females to win the … Continue reading

‘Big Joe’ vs Pink Pussy Hats

A man who called himself “Big Joe” confronted protesters at the Women’s March in Los Angeles with a brutal dose of truth. Joe was telling a man who was interviewing him that it was time for America to unite behind the president and give him a chance, when one of the “peaceful” female protesters interrupted and berated him. What followed was an epic verbal beatdown by Big Joe to the mush brained sheep surrounding him. They tried to out shout him with their programmed talking points, but Big Joe wasn’t to be silenced. By the end, it seems he had … Continue reading

Warning To Institutions of Learning From A “Deplorable”

  For the last year indeed the last forty years or more, higher education which should have at its roots the purpose of preparing students to meet the world with expertise and knowledge of the particular field they had chosen to pursue has been derelict in its duty.  It has never been acceptable for the pursuit of that knowledge to be encourage, to pursue, to overshadow, or subliminally alter by the teachings of a particular political ideology such as communism, socialism, or any other political “ism”. These bastions of higher learning have been in part funded by independent donations but … Continue reading

Millennial Feminists Start 2017 At A New Low

Just when you thought leftards could not get any dumber or more hypocritical, we learn that students at Columbia University ($55K / year tuition) think that mutilation of female genitalia by ignorant peasant Muslim males is okay.  Oh, and for American Muslims, this barbaric procedure should be funded by, and performed at, Planned Parenthood clinics.  I’m certain that, if cornered and questioned, these self-proclaimed supporters of womens’ rights would find a way to squirm out of their incredible, bronze-age hypocrisy. Saul Alinsky, Leon Trotsky … y’all must be smiling from ear to ear.  You have successfully destroyed America’s best institutions … Continue reading

Do They Sense A Loss Coming?

Have you noted the accelerated pace by the left to get their damaging agenda items done? In just the past several weeks we’ve seen members of The Regime sign the UN Small Arms Trade Treaty, and sign and ratify the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Compliant lefty judges have denied individual states’ rights to sue to block both the Trade Treaty and the UNFCCC.  These two actions, unconstitutional when done without Congressional approval, have been threatened for years.  And now, suddenly, The Regime has done ’em both. The New York Times, famed user of loss-carryforwards to avoid paying income … Continue reading

BLM and Higher Education – Political Platform For The Rich and Infamous

“Ideological billionaires sway universities’ agendas with big bucks” – Washington Times August 26, 2015 “Donors have always given to causes they believe in.  When John D. Rockefeller gave to the University of Chicago back in the 1890s, people were terrified at the time, whether or not that was ideologically motivated, if it could be dangerous, but it’s turned out to be one of the best schools of social sciences in the country and hasn’t done harm,” said Angela Seaworth, the director of the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Rice University, when questioned if billionaires giving to higher-education was … Continue reading

A Wider Ideological Gap Between More and Less Educated Adults

A Wider Ideological Gap Between More and Less Educated Adults PEW just released a detailed study for those statistics-minded individuals that is both interesting and frightening.  While I am not a proponent of polls, serious statistical studies do tend to highlight information.  Some may not like PEW but I believe if we pay attention, we will see patterns developing and have something to focus on as our country moves into the future. How people utilize that information is equally important and necessary for future change and consideration.   Their study listed three areas of significant interest concerning liberal vs conservatism … Continue reading

Quote Of The Day — December 13, 2015

. “But while property is considered as the basis of the freedom of the American yeomanry, there are other auxiliary supports; among which is the information of the people. In no country, is education so general — in no country, have the body of the people such a knowledge of the rights of men and the principles of government. This knowledge, joined with a keen sense of liberty and a watchful jealousy, will guard our constitutions and awaken the people to an instantaneous resistance of encroachments.” Noah Webster, On Education of Youth in America, 1790   ~ ~   Grouchy   ~ … Continue reading