Race Relations

FINALLY! The Inherent Racism of Marble

Another case of R.O.S. (Racial Obsession Syndrome) A University of Iowa professor recently argued that appreciation of “white marble” used in classical artwork contributes to “white supremacist ideas today.” Professor Sarah Bond demonstrates in an articlepublished in Hyperallergic that “many of the statues, reliefs, and sarcophagi created in the ancient [Read More]

Education

To My Students: Farewell For Now…

By: Mike McDaniel    The end of the school year is a bittersweet time for teachers. It’s satisfying to bring to an end a year of hard work. That engenders a feeling of accomplishment, of completion. But it’s always sad, because very soon, our classes will meet for the final [Read More]

Education

Comic Writings For 2016-2017

By: Mike McDaniel    I think it time I veer away from the political carnage and enjoy a laugh or two. Each year I post the inadvertently funny things my students write, and sometimes, say. I also throw in the occasional odd communication between staff members. Lest anyone think these [Read More]

Education

Education: What’s Wrong With These People?!

By: Mike McDaniel    These days I find myself often reading the news and saying out loud: “what’s wrong with those people?! Is it something in the water?”  I refer to my distant colleagues, fellow teachers. Are the weekly revelations of bizarre and criminal behavior by teachers around the nation indicative [Read More]

College students Betsy DeVos
Education

[VIDEO] College students’ take on Betsy DeVos is an argument for raising voting age to 45

College students struggle to reconcile the Leftist myths about Betsy DeVos with the real woman’s deep commitment to educating America’s children. Hypeline News went to a college campus and asked several students what they thought of Betsy DeVos. Those who appear in the video are unanimous in their dislike and disdain [Read More]

Betsy DeVos
Education

Betsy DeVos’s qualifications and Oakland’s Illegal Immigrants’ Fund

I exhausted my self with last night’s lengthy Bookworm Beat, but I have two points — one about Betsy DeVos’s qualifications to be Education Secretary and the other about Oakland’s fund for illegal immigrants — that I believe go a long way to summing up so much of what’s wrong [Read More]

Public school is not the place for political indoctrination
Education

Political proselytizing should not happen in public school

Back in the 1960s and 1970s, state and local politicians did come and give talks at whichever public school I happened to attend at the time. The politicians’ topics were invariably uplifting things about civic involvement, public service, the great people of San Francisco or California, or similar anodyne, non-partisan [Read More]

Social Issues

In-Service Training And Brain Damage–UPDATED

By: Mike McDaniel    More than four years ago–March 20, 2012, to be precise–I wrote an article titled “Education: Fixing Intelligence and In-Service Training.” I chanced upon that article again recently, and it struck home, so I decided to update it, and did, in October of 2014.  Chancing on it again, I [Read More]

Race Relations

Norman, OK: White Racist Thought Crime!

By:  Mike McDaniel    Teaching these days is a potentially dangerous occupation. One must always be aware that virtually every kid in every class is carrying a video camera and audio recorder in their pocket, and they’re sneaky about using them. I do not teach or say anything I would not [Read More]

Education

From the college course catalog. . . .

Today’s entrant in my ongoing series examining the courses offered at America’s pricey liberal arts colleges, I offer an entry from Scripps College.  For those unfamiliar with Scripps, founded in 1926, is a women’s college that is part of the Claremont Colleges, a liberal arts consortium of colleges. The other [Read More]

Education

[VIDEOS] Advice for conservative students and a fantasy speech from the high school principal

In my last several posts, I’ve been blogging about the horrors of America’s liberal arts colleges. Thankfully, Dennis Prager offers a couple of antidotes, both practical and idealistic. The first Prager video features Matthew Woessner, a political science professor at Penn State Harrisburg, who offers some tips to those conservative [Read More]

PC-Silliness

And the destruction of our education system rolls on

Just another way to make our schools into re-education camps that will turn out good little Leftist non-thinkers! The coming dark age: The Baltimore school system this week revealed that it is ordering its teachers to ignore student behavior and not count homework in determining school grades. And what could [Read More]

Education

From the college course catalog….

With a child heading off to college, I’ve decided to start a new feature at my blog. As the spirit moves me, I’m going to quote, verbatim, from college catalogs. I’m not going to go the cheap and easy route of quoting from the Women’s Studies or Queer Studies departments. [Read More]