August 23, 2017
Education

Reality Tends To Catch Up With You

August 20, 2017 mcdanielm 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 mcdanielm 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 mcdanielm 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 mcdanielm 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 mcdanielm 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 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]

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