A piece that appeared in the December 16, 2014 edition of the Cincinnati Enquirer entitled “Do charters take money from Cincinnati Public kids?” was, although technically correct, grossly misleading regarding charter school funding in Ohio.
The article states Ohio has authorized $3,600 in state taxpayer for each […]
Diane Douglas, a little-known, outspoken opponent of Common Core who ran for Arizona Superintendent of Schools on that issue, surprised everyone this fall when she won. Incredibly, only five days after the election – the day it was announced she had won – a couple of opponents […]
There was a recent scandal that, as much as anything else, illustrates the intellectual emptiness and moral ennui of the modern liberal man. It occurred in Britain but reflects a wider phenomenon; what can be said about it can be said about happenings in Sweden, France, Holland, […]
Recently I received an email, the subject line of which provocatively suggested that atheists were on the “warpath” against a university professor. Intrigued, I clicked on the email and opened up the linked article. I have to admit that I was less interested in the story than I was in identifying this conservative professor and […]
American campuses were in constant uproar during the late sixties. Now they are calm again, but they are very different places than they used to be. For instance, we have “speech codes” that limit speech on campus that anyone can express off campus, we also have speakers […]
How can rewards be used to encourage learning by non-college-bound students who may be interested in working as soon as possible, some even before graduation? They may be sorely frustrated with their academic high-school experience. Their frustration can help explain dropout rates of 50 percent or […]
When a national spokesperson and pillar of modern conservatism such as Michelle Malkin gives a political endorsement, it is indeed worth noting. And that is exactly what she did on August 5 when she delivered a hearty “thumbs up” to Cindy Hill, Wyoming’s current Superintendent of Public […]
The Republican Establishment is still reeling from the political repercussions of Virginia’s seventh district congressional primary, in which House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost to challenger Dave Brat, a political novice. Naturally, the entrenched party members are doing their best to convince themselves, and all of America, […]
It is easy to go down into Hell; night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide; but to climb back again, to retrace one’s steps to the upper air – there’s the rub, the task.
Publius Vergilius Maro (October […]
Richard Adams (TheGuardian‘s ‘education editor’) sort of gives the game away when he says that the “Trojan horse affair” has “race” as part of its “Birmingham-sized bundle”. (In his article: ‘Is the Trojan horse row just a witch hunt triggered by a hoax?’) Apart from the fact […]
Recently, I have seen both pro and con editorial pieces regarding the proposed expansion of educational vouchers in Wisconsin. Those critical of educational vouchers keep emphasizing “accountability.” But allowing anti-choice advocates to determine standards of accountability is like putting the foxes on guard duty in the chicken […]
It’s increasingly the case in America that the nail that sticks up gets hammered down. A case in point is Archie R. Cole Middle School in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. Writes East Greenwich Patch:
Citing concerns about the “exclusive nature” of the annual honors night at Archie […]
While the rest of America recoils in horror at the atrocities committed against it by the Obama Administration and liberal Democrats on Capitol Hill, the people of Wyoming increasingly suffer the ravages of liberalism inflicted on them by a state government in which “Republicans” hold […]
It seems to me that any human would appreciate the opportunity to ‘be the best he or she can be’. Of course, in this world conditions to afford this opportunity are somewhat limited to say the least. Where education is provided it is predominately controlled by government. […]
Outside of his home state of Wyoming, former Senator Alan Simpson is best known as the Republican collaborator in the 1986 “Simpson Mazzoli” amnesty bill that officially sanctioned illegal immigration and opened the floodgates on the nation’s southern border. More recently, he signed on to the empty […]
On Wednesday March 26, an audit of expenditures of federal funds by Wyoming government agencies was released to the public, in which the state Department of Education received extremely high marks for proper spending practices. This situation hardly made the news, and has generally been greeted with […]
Like a rapidly advancing malignancy, the pattern of lawlessness and corruption exhibited by Barack Obama and his appointed minions is predictably spreading to other levels of government. It is unfortunate and dangerous that Obama now routinely flouts the law, either by openly asserting that he will not […]
As a social media following continues to be more important among public figures, a lot of people will go to any means necessary to make themselves look like they have more klout than they do.
Klout is a term that refers to one’s social media impact. For […]
*N.B.: This article is based on an excerpt from Great Books of the Western World, Vol. 1: The Great Conversation—The Substance of a Liberal Education by Robert M. Hutchins
A man without the proper use of the intellectual faculties of a man, is, if possible, more contemptible […]
A few years ago I participated in a radio debate on “white privilege” with a certain man, whose name is unimportant, who had a Ph.D. in “ethnic studies.” At one point he introduced an argument by saying, “If whites are 80 percent of the population…,” which prompted […]
“Completing this form is a critical start to completing your education,” noted First Lady Michelle Obama. It was a Wednesday in February, and she had traveled from the confines of the White House to a nearby Virginia high school to lecture students on applying for “free” federal […]
Hours before Barack Obama gave his monotonously predictable 2014 “State of the Union” charade, an event of potentially enormous consequences occurred in the State of Wyoming, which reflects a groundswell of sentiments from the American Heartland. By a three-to-two vote, the Wyoming Supreme Court overturned Senate File 104, an outrage perpetrated by the state legislature […]
I enjoyed Gingrich’s book Breakout. It formulates some great ideas that may become the sliced bread of tomorrow if certain people and entities get the hell out of the way. He calls them the prison guards.
I have written several times about the ideas of using […]