Education

603 Summit: Ann Marie Banfield.

Ann Marie Banfield has been working on researching educational policy and practices. She is in favor of parental rights, literacy, academic standards.  She has recently been the Educational Liaison for Cornerstone, a frequent guest and blogger at Girard At Large – and GraniteGrok from time to time. We were at the beginning when Ann Marie …

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New! Improved! Sex-Ed Plus Censorship Plus Mandatory Morality

In the beginning… Colorado passed controversial sex-ed legislation back in 2013. What they did started national discussions about how much we want to expose children to. The Colorado legislation was a mandatory, comprehensive sex education law. It requires students undergo “culturally sensitive” lessons. “Culturally sensitive” means sex-ed lessons incorporating minority perspectives on sex. Minority perspectives …

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Victoria Sullivan for Mayor of Manchester

Victoria Sullivan, the Candidate, the Mother, and the Legislator

So today Victoria Wojdylak Sullivan announced that she is running for Mayor in Manchester.  Let me tell you about Victoria so that you get an idea of the candidate, the mother, and the legislator. I met Victoria several years ago and really got to know her when she served as Manchester’s State Representative on the …

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Less Money & More Educational Responsiveness

What ETC does do The Education Tax Credit saves local school districts money. The program does that while giving lower-income students a chance to find the educational program that best fits their needs. It is an inexpensive and cost-effective way to invest in educational opportunities for lower-income children whose families believe they are not best …

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Channeling Thomas Sowell

Discipline and accountability Some years ago Thomas Sowell wrote an article about the utility of discipline and accountability. Come, let’s try to channel a bit of Thomas Sowell. Giving black students in the 1960’s inflated grades when they were admitted with low academic qualifications avoided lots of time wasting hassles for the instructor. Those hassles …

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