November 17, 2017
Education

GMO, the neo-Luddites and their apples

October 15, 2017 Snoopy 0

The above diagram (click to enlarge) includes a lot of known pseudo-sciences, superstitions, conspiracy theories etc. It mentions one of the most dangerous: the anti-vaxxers, the people who one of these days could be the undoing of us all, among many others. One addictive religious cult is missing from the [Read More]

Education

On cognitive privilege and other animals

September 23, 2017 Snoopy 0

Don’t even try to look for the definition of cognitive privilege in the dictionaries, it is too new. There is a definition of cognitive elite, though, that brings us close to the subject. The cognitive elite of a society, according to Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray, are those having [Read More]

Education

UC Pres. Janet Napolitano sues Trump administration over DACA

September 12, 2017 Puma ByDesign 0

University of California President, Janet Napolitano, between shutting down free speech, indoctrinating and churning out useful idiots is suing the Trump administration over the phasing out her creation, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). Washington Times by Stephen Dinan Janet Napolitano, who created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals [Read More]

Education

In speech, Betsy DeVos calls out Title IX failures.

September 8, 2017 Puma ByDesign 0

DeVos’ declaration against political weapon, Title IX: Its “harassment codes which trample speech rights” and the “era of ‘rule by letter’ is over.” Betsy DeVos, Secretary of U.S. Department of Education delivered a speech Thursday at George Mason University on the failings of Title IX under the Obama administration which [Read More]

Woman Crying Campus Sexual Assault Rape
Education

The illogical hysteria behind claims about campus sexual assault

September 7, 2017 Bookworm 0

Talking to young college women about campus sexual assault means encountering either ignorance or hysteria — which bodes ill for both men and women. I delivered one of my Little Bookworms (henceforth “LB”) to the Obscenely Expensive Liberal Arts College (“OELAC”) the LB attends. Frankly, I could see why LB [Read More]

Education

Facilitators

September 4, 2017 Puma ByDesign 0

Vassar Bushmills Full disclosure I’ve been involved in “dark alley” projects against the Left” for several years, covering various aspects of left wing official misbehavior. I’m too old and slow to go out and kill bad people’s rose bushes anymore, besides my wife no longer believes I just went down [Read More]

Education

Reality Tends To Catch Up With You

August 20, 2017 1willford 1

I have, for some years now, been watching the fetid swamp of political correctness, fearfulness, and the jellyfish spines of college administrators at our nation’s institutions of higher learning. I’ve come across numerous articles wherein the precious, special snowflakes have bitterly claimed their teacher’s expectations they use proper grammar, spelling [Read More]

Education

Texas: Campus Concealed Carry

August 7, 2017 1willford 1

By Mike McDaniel   Do you hear that, gentle readers? The sound of happy crickets chirping? I’ll get to why they’re chirping soon enough, but let’s travel back in time to October of 2015, and No Good-Guy Guns On Campus: How’s That Workin’ Out For Ya?  That article was the story of [Read More]

Education

Testing Tyranny, Part 5

July 16, 2017 1willford 1

In the first four articles in this series–available here , here, here  and here–I explored many issues relating to mandatory, high stakes testing.  However, I’ve yet to address one important issue: what are mandatory, high stakes tests replacing?  If these tests are so important and necessary states are willing to spend hundreds of millions–even billions–of [Read More]

Education

Testing Tyranny, Part 4

July 9, 2017 1willford 0

By: Mike McDaniel    In the first three installments of this series (available here, here and here), I explained some of the many negative effects of mandatory, high-stakes testing.  In this article, I’ll focus on the history of this testing craze and explain why testing has very little to do with education. In [Read More]

Education

Testing Tyranny, Part 3

July 2, 2017 1willford 1

By: Mike McDaniel    In the first article of this series–Education: Testing Tyranny, Part 1–I explained the incredible amount of time lost to mandatory, high-stakes testing (and other matters) each year.  In the second installment–Education: Testing Tyranny, Part 2–I focused on trends and damages caused by testing, particularly forcing mandatory [Read More]

Education

Testing Tyranny, Part 2

June 25, 2017 1willford 0

By: Mike McDaniel    In Testing Tyranny, Part 1,  I focused on how mandatory, high stakes testing is destroying the canon, removing enormous amounts of already scarce classroom time, and leaving little time for not only the classics, but for the kinds of writings and other assignments that actually build [Read More]

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Education

A quartet of fascinating, informative PragerU videos

June 23, 2017 Bookworm 0

I’m never disappointed with PragerU videos. They consistently and intelligently distill important, complex ideas into interesting, short, accessible videos. Here is a quartet of excellent PragerU videos on such fascinating subjects as healthcare, tyrannical transparency, capitalism’s virtues, and organic foods’ costs. They’re all typical PragerU products: informative, understandable, and interesting. [Read More]

Education

Testing Tyranny, Part 1

June 18, 2017 1willford 0

By: Mike McDaniel    I last updated this series of article in 2014. Much has changed since then, but the problems presented by mandatory, high stakes testing remain. As is always the case, I don’t know where the series–and the interests of readers–will take me. I simply hope I can provide some [Read More]

Education

Baltimore Schools: Inmates Running The Asylum

June 12, 2017 1willford 0

By: Mike McDaniel   As regular readers know, I’ve been cataloguing the many failings of government in Baltimore. Crime rates, particularly violent crime rates, are skyrocketing since Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby’s failed persecution of six police officers in the accidental death of local petty criminal and drug dealer Freddie Gray. While [Read More]

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