Sounds like crud to me. So why are so many good conservatives, from Jeb Bush to Rick Snyder, supporting Common Core? Many conservatives signed on to a clever strategy that asked them to endorse, not the specific standards, but the idea of high “internationally benchmarked” national standards. It is a principle of psychological persuasion that, [...]
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Read this and weep. The Kagan thesis is bleak but not fatalistic. The fight to shape free citizens in schools, through the media and in the public square goes on. “There is no hope for anything if you don’t have a population that buys into” a strong and free society, he says. “That can only [...]
Higher education is simply too expensive and out of control — a political cesspool. I can’t tell you how many applications I saw that were just dripping with white male privelege[sic]. Any of those that I saw basically went straight to the garbage can regardless of how good their qualifactions [sic] were. If I saw [...]
Making changes? Daniels said his strategy is less to be a typical thought leader in higher education – by doing things such as engaging in national discussions and penning op-eds – than to do what he can at Purdue and hope that others take notice. It’s an attitude Purdue faculty called “Hoosierish,” after the humble [...]
Obama will not fund the education of our troops, but we will fund illegal aliens. Indeed, it’s an Obama world.
Down the toilet: Nice to know that someone like this is playing a major role in America’s public education system. Related: “What about home schooling? You know, it’s not just for scary religious people any more.”.
15 Questions for Evolutionists. More here.
My biggest concerns about another four years with Obama in the Oval office: 1. The Supreme Court. 2. Medical Care. 3. Defense. Sure, the economy will likely go down the tubes, but that is something from which we can recover as we have demonstrated time and again (and maybe we simply become Germany). However, regarding [...]
David Mamet: Most importantly, will you teach them never to question the pronouncements of those in power, for to do so is to risk ostracism? Are you prepared to sit your children down and talk them through your vote on the future you are choosing for them? Please remember that we have the secret ballot [...]
Our choice as citizens on November 6 is clear. President Obama has demonstrated a reckless disregard for the defense of America as well as her prosperity. Governor Romney has demonstrated the ability make lemonade from lemons and he is, like another Republican President elected in 1980, a happy warrior. As Charles Krauthammer notes: Every four [...]