Posts in category "Education"

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mike Royko would loathe progressives' assault on free speech

Progressives disingenuously now deploy a “safety” argument to excuse their assault on free speech. A Sacramento Bee editorial, for example, says that “no one has told Ann Coulter to shut up.” The issue, the editorial says is “the escalating violence these past few months [and] how to make sure no one gets hurt or killed in the... Read more »

Emanuel's good high school diploma idea sets critics' hair on fire

This commentary appeared in RealClearPolitics.com CHICAGO–Mayor Rahm Emanuel has done the unthinkable: He told graduates of the city’s dismal public school system that he wants them to do something with their diploma. Or else they won’t get a diploma. Something like: get a job, go to college, join the military or even sign up for... Read more »

"Body shaming" lunacy

The latest is a dispatch from the Rockford Register Star, “Prom police: Rockford schools crack down on revealing outfits.” The “Prom police” in this instance is Boylan Catholic High School, which has issued a Prom 2017 Proper Dress and Dance Policy and Dress Code Guidelines that tells girls and boys what is acceptable dress and what isn’t.... Read more »
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Nearly half the $13,077 Illinois spends per student goes, not to the students, but to pensions

Illinois public schools are under attack; they don’t get enough money; they don’t get respect. Give them more and more and more money. From statements like those, you’d think that Attila the Hun is riding into Illinois with the sole mission of slashing education funds down to nothing with the intent of making American children the... Read more »

White Guilt Invades the Elite New Trier High School on the wealthy North Shore

This article first appeared in The Weekly Standard. Northfield, Il.–Now that institutions of higher learning have been thoroughly molded in the principles and practices of white guilt, it’s time to turn to the high schools. For that, we take you to Chicago’s affluent North Shore suburbs, where the excellent New Trier High School has set... Read more »

The ultra-left runs amock at New Trier High School

UPDATE: White guilt invades the elite New Trier High School  School board approves seminar; it will proceed as scheduled. No one objects to seminars and lessons about Dr. Martin Luther King, the civil rights movement and its necessity for the cleansing of America. But New Trier High School has gone amok in creating this year’s seminar day... Read more »
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Q: What to expect from Betsy DeVos? A: I dunno

Despite all the dreadful and appalling predictions about what Betsy DeVos will do as the newly confirmed Secretary of Education, rational minds don’t really know. If you’re looking for a calm and reasoned assessment of what to expect (or not to) here’s one from Market Watch. One of the items that seems to be overlooked, at... Read more »

DeVos confirmed as Ed. Sec.; a win for public school kids

As expected, the Senate today confirmed Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education by the slimiest of margins, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie. Democrats conducted a historic campaign against DeVos, so they’ll be whining about how they lost. But the reality is that America’s public school kids have won, who now will have a... Read more »

Chicago Public Schools bogus "balanced" budget

The Chicago Public Schools keep saying its budget is balanced, but it keeps spending more than it takes in. Check this out from Truth in Accounting: “Another year, another “balanced budget” for the Chicago Public Schools. More legerdemain from Chicago’s Democratic Machine.
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Donald Trump scorecard: He hits a home run with his nomination of Betsy DeVos as education secretary

The Donald Trump Scorecard(c) tracks his decisions and actions Just when you thought that progressives and the far left (they’re the same) were calming down after the election of Republican Donald Trump as president, they have hurled themselves back into orbit over his nomination of Betsy DeVos as education secretary. Karen Lewis, boss woman of... Read more »
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