June 28, 2017
Education

Testing Tyranny, Part 2

June 25, 2017 mcdanielm 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]

PragerU
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 mcdanielm 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 mcdanielm 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]

Culture

Forum: Are America’s Universities Fixable?

May 29, 2017 JoshuaPundit 1

Every week on Monday, the WoW! community and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: Are America’s Universities Fixable? Mike McDaniel: America’s universities are fixable, but only if there is sufficient [Read More]

Education

College campuses are becoming the new home of Fascism

May 27, 2017 Doug Hagin 0

Case in point Evergreen State College where a professor is under fire for calling out the Snowflakes Brown Shirts Evergreen State College students have berated a professor and called for his resignation after he objected to an event where white students were asked to leave the campus for a day. Bret Weinstein, [Read More]

Education

To My Students: Farewell For Now…

May 24, 2017 mcdanielm 0

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

May 19, 2017 mcdanielm 0

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

Campus Rape Facts: Who Yah Gonna Believe?

May 15, 2017 mcdanielm 0

By: Mike McDaniel    The statistics are unquestionable–at least to the social justice warriors inhabiting American colleges: something between 20 and 25 percent of women will be raped during their four (or more) years of college. Presumably, women sticking around for a master’s or doctorate degree face even more daunting [Read More]

Education

Remember when segregation was a bad thing?

May 13, 2017 Doug Hagin 1

The Left bastardizes and destroys everything it touches, and race relations is a prime example. There was once a shameful time in America where people were segregated. this segregation was codified into law. But, as with other sins, and faults, American greatness overcame its own shortcomings. Liberals, that is to [Read More]

Education

Your Gutless Appeaser of the Day

May 13, 2017 Doug Hagin 0

So, a student wrote an op-ed about Gay marriage that offended some overly sensitive types that think they have a right not to ever be offended. And, of course, the editor-in-chief Celina Oseguera took the path of appeasement and surrendered to the grievance mongers As a result of the unrelenting [Read More]

Education

A commencement speech graduates could actually use

May 13, 2017 Doug Hagin 1

A much-needed dose of reality from Animal Magnetism I’m not going to give you any trigger warnings; if you can’t handle what I’m about to say, there’s damn little future for you out there in the real world, so cowboy up.  Moments ago I congratulated you on your day of [Read More]

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