Tag: public schools

How Illegal Minors Are Stealing Your Kid’s Education

Posted by in Education, Illegal immigration

If you’re doing the math, that works out to nearly $20,000 per student. Why so high? In a nutshell, it costs more to document underprivileged students for whom English is a second language.

Flag Day: All Old Glory Represents

Posted by in American Flag, American History, Patriotism

Old Glory, our nation’s symbol and the image of liberty throughout the world, was retired. The cycle of generations, whether it be of a cloth artifact, threadbare and faded, or the Republic for which it stands, returns the old to ash and the new to a perch in the sky.

For Minority Students, Political Correctness Trumps Good Schools

Posted by in Education, Public Schools, School Reform

“Where does real integration take place in America? At the end of the day, it takes place in the marketplace, and if you come to that marketplace with no skills, what’s going to happen to you?” asked Howard Fuller, former chairman of Black Alliance for Educational Options.

How Poor Parenting Effects Education in America

Posted by in Education, Parenting, Public Schools

Schools are perceived to be feeding sites, medical clinics, counseling centers, and dawn to dusk day care facilities.

The Link Between Teachers Unions and Educational Decline

Posted by in Education, Public Schools

Teachers unions do block reforms that would benefit kids. Policies they favor degrade education, such as firing and hiring teachers according only to how long they’ve been in a particular school rather than their quality or area of expertise.

Simple Solutions to Behavior Problems in School

Posted by in mental illness, School Reform

Many kids are highly manipulative, and while the adult may feel generous and caring as they “talk to the child who just needs a shoulder to lean on,” the kids will increasingly prey on those good intentions.

More Common Sense, Less Common Core

Posted by in Education

The best U.S. public schools — including those with high numbers of poor and minority kids — require more of students than state standards and Common Core, and school leaders attribute their success partly to these high expectations.

The Disturbing Discipline Problems in Public Schools

Posted by in Abnormal Psychology, Economy

Instead of punishment or suspension for the kids in the ED classroom, their behavioral problems must be “accommodated,” and their classrooms “modified” to meet their needs. In many cases, these kids throw the entire learning environment into chaos, yet because they have an ED designation governed by Special Education law, it is exceedingly difficult to either punish them, suspend them from school, or hold parents to account for the havoc wreaked by their kids.

Brian Malone’s Fear and Loathing of School Reform

Posted by in Colorado Politics, School Reform

Brian Malone is a little confused as well about “The Reformers.” It is marketed as a “documentary” but he himself admits in an email to me that it’s an op-ed.

Target-Rich, Gun-Free Zones

Posted by in Children, Christian Teachings, Conservatism

It does not have to be that way, but it is and it is going to get much worse. Politicians throughout this country are testing the political winds, posturing and making speeches about how much they care about the victims of this latest round of executions at school.

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