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Teacher: 1KM > 1 Mile. Kid challenges teacher. Teacher puts him into detention

“…would be better off simply accepting my teachings without resistance.” “Resistance“?  What a loaded word to use towards a parent. Wow!  Just wow! Teacher asserts that 1 kilometer is greater than 1 mile. The teacher was wrong: 1 mile = 1.6 km.  Kid disputes it, kid gets detention.  Over “tone”? You can certainly read it …

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So School Districts want “involved Parents”? Er, not so much here

My operative question in this (and those similar to them) is this: Who works for whom? Reformatted, emphasis mine: Parents lament Connecticut school district’s decision to stop lunch visits Some parents cherish school lunch visits with their children. If work or other obligations allow them, it can be a time to check-in with kids and model good …

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Common Core architect & advisor to the NH DOE: ELIMINATE LOCAL CONTROL

This is the plan to eliminate Local School Boards….just released today – by Marc Tucker at the Center for American Progress (THE Progressive think tank frequented by Clintonistas and Obama-ites which is totally in favor of “fundamentally transforming” America); the important part:  …If Americans are going to decide which level of government we want to …

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NH State Senator Peggy Gilmour – I demand who should control education dollars

And that would not be parents – From today’s Concord Patch: ‘Sen. Peggy Gilmour, D-Hollis, had urged her colleagues to overturn a committee recommendation and then pass the repeal bill. In a statement, she said, “The program has no accountability of public money. It allows private, non-profit corporations to determine where public education dollars are …

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“I despise bullies……wealthy officials who exercise school choice for their own families while denying it to others less financially fortunate”

This column came to my attention from Ann Marie Bannfield who as become one of the most knowledgeable and articulate defenders of the need for Educational Freedom, for local control,  and an ardent foe of lowered educational/academic standards that have swept our country.  Thus, when she emailed out a link to this Op-Ed, I read …

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Yes, we MUST be critical of their thinking (or what passes for it)

Political correctness, CYA, a lack of blame-shifting / “not my fault and not my responsibility” and a total lack of “critical judgment” – what a combination we see.  And the Educational-Industrial at work (School Board Associations, Administrator Associations, and Public Teachers Unions at these Government schools purport to be all about “public education” and how …

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From the “Dragging him over the line” notebook – well, he’s got this Education point right.

In 2008, I was not the most thrilled to have John McCain to be the Republican nominee, at least until I was able to say “Yeah, I voted for Sarah Palin and the old white guy”.  At that time, however, I had a bad premonition about what an Obama Presidency would bring (yeah, I pretty …

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Guest post by JR Hoell: Let’s Send Every Child to a Good School

According to the U.S. Department of Education, almost 27% of children  in America already have access to the school of their choice.  As recently as 2007 (the most recent year of available data from the National Center for Education Statistics), 16% of students attended a public school other than the assigned school in their district, …

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That Rich Bastard Who Is Screwing The Teachers Over Is Actually…

The Department of Education does nothing that the states, or towns, or teachers themselves cannot do themsleves, (except double its budget every two years to pay more for doing even less.) So the real question is not how we can use class warfare to make an inefficient bureaucracy bigger, but how we find ways to help teachers teach children.