April 28, 2017
Education

Education: What’s Wrong With These People?!

March 20, 2017 mcdanielm 0

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]

Public school is not the place for political indoctrination
Education

Political proselytizing should not happen in public school

December 14, 2016 Bookworm 0

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

November 28, 2016 mcdanielm 0

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!

October 24, 2016 mcdanielm 0

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. . . .

August 29, 2016 Bookworm 0

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]

PC-Silliness

And the destruction of our education system rolls on

August 27, 2016 Doug Hagin 0

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….

August 24, 2016 Bookworm 0

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]