Education

Smells like Common Core

August 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

America’s Founding Fathers on one hand, and Common Core’s supporters on the other, have two very different views of education’s purpose.  Common Core’s goal is to produce students who are “college and career ready.”  America’s Founding Fathers, in contrast, stated (in the Northwest Ordinance of 1787) that,  “Religion, morality and knowledge being necessary to good government and the [Read More ... ]

Common Core: Undermining Our Rights

January 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Project Veritas just released their 3rd video exposé on Common Core featuring an interview with former Pearson Education executive, Kim Koerber.  Her statements are revealing in many ways, not least of which is her apparent ignorance of the Stop Common Core movement which truly rises above partisan lines.  One of Common Core’s most vocal critics is former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, Diane Ravitch, whose [Read More ... ]

Time for Local Control of Education

January 7, 2016 // 2 Comments

Tell any American that we should have a National Religion and watch the sparks fly.  Americans have an instinctive – and healthy – aversion to the notion that there should ever be a national religion.  It has been drilled into our heads from an early age that the U.S. Constitution established healthy boundaries and limits for the federal government regarding religion.  Boundaries and limits are a necessary component to [Read More ... ]

A Republic – Without Morality?

September 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

It is amazing how many Americans expect government leaders to be moral – how sickened Americans are when they are lied to by politicians – and yet how NAIVE so many Americans are to expect moral leaders when so many Americans reject the very recipe necessary to achieve moral governance in a Republic.  The Founding Fathers were explicit about the fact that the only way to maintain a free Republic was to maintain virtue and [Read More ... ]

A Republic – Can We Keep It?

September 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

September 17 is Constitution Day, and as required by federal law, all public school teachers – regardless of the subject they are trained to teach – must teach their students about the U.S. Constitution. I teach American History and Civics.  I spend a lot of time talking with my students about the Constitution, but my Constitution Day assignment might appear very basic (and not very different from last year’s [Read More ... ]

Why Associate with MEA-NEA?

March 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Many teachers continue paying dues to Michigan Education Association (MEA) whose leadership has earned a reputation for giving itself hefty raises, not to mention the fact that MEA-NEA’s leadership is clearly a promoter of a Progressive Left agenda.  In the past, Phyllis Schlafly has documented the Progressive Left agenda of the NEA, but the NEA’s own annual resolutions speak volumes in and of themselves.  MEA’s [Read More ... ]