Day: March 9, 2013

The Value Proposition of K-12 Education: a failing proposition. New York City shows why

Recent news: “Officials: Most NYC High School Grads Need Remedial Help Before Entering CUNY Community Colleges” (reformatted, emphasis mine) NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s an education bombshell. Nearly 80 percent of New York City high school graduates need to relearn basic skills before they can enter the City University’s community college system. The number of …

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Ask Democrat Carol Shea-Porter About Vaccines For New Hampshire Kids

Back on February 26th, in the midst of the blame Republicans for Obama’s Sequester narrative, New Hampshire District One Congressperson Carol Shea-Porter tweeted this. The sequester would automticlly cut 30 million dollars from the section 317 program run by the CDC that sends money to states to support vaccination programs. Carol thought you might want …

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Biden:”If it only saves one life!” Grandfather saves granddaughter

From Powerline: When a 79-year-old man heard arguing outside his home, he went outside to investigate. In the front yard, the man discovered his 17-year-old granddaughter being beaten by a 19-year-old male. When the grandfather confronted the suspect, he was threatened with a “stun gun.” The suspect approached the elderly man. The grandfather warned him …

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Progressives: giving breaks to the lawless, declaring the guilt of the lawful

Hmmm.  When I first saw this, I went “yup”!  A warning to the lawless, the criminal class: “Now, now children, you need to behave.  Please follow the rules, please obey the law.  After all, it’s for the children.’  That seems to be the message – a slap on the wrist AND the expectation that it …

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Notable Quote – Edmund Burke

“Men are qualified for liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites,—in proportion as their love of justice is above their rapacity — in proportion as their soundness and sobriety and understanding is above their vanity and presumption — in proportion as they are more disposed to listen …

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Picks 4 Meredith Selectman and ILS Board

On Tuesday we can elect a smart, capable, and friendly businesswoman as a Meredith Selectman.  Jayne Greemore’s daily customer contact informs her of local opinions, needed services, and the economic stresses affecting our citizens.  Jayne’s business experience has taught the importance of providing superior services in a cost effective way.  Jayne Greemore will bring fresh …

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