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Author: Tom Stark

Equal Opportunity: A Better Choice Than Social Justice

A guest blog post in the EdWeek Update newsletter this week suggests that schools should foster “social justice” rather than focus on “kindness.” The naivete of the author is apparent, or the...
Posted On June 22, 2018

Is Affirmative Action Actually Racism?

Much to-do has been made over affirmative action policies lately with Harvard University being the latest to find itself in court defending policies regarding how they determine who of the...
Posted On June 21, 2018

STEM and COLLEGE: Perhaps It’s Not for Everyone

The June 14th issue of Education Week includes an article by Steven Sawchuk entitled, “A Bold Effort to De-Track Algebra Shows Promise” which describes the difficulties and alleged successes of a...
Posted On June 18, 2018

Rep. Al Green & Friends, Give Up on Your Nonsensical Dreams of Impeachment!

On Tuesday, June 12, Congressman Al Green held the first completely eye-closed press conference in history. During the 17 minutes or so that he spent at the lectern speaking ominously about t...
Posted On June 13, 2018

Prager University, Adam Carolla: Nobody Really Cares How You Feel

With recent graduations filling parent’s schedules as they rejoice at reaching what they hope is the end of their “parental journey,” students are (or should be) thinking about their first real...
Posted On June 12, 2018

Prager University: The Suicide of Europe

What has happened in Europe could happen here: Take heed! Author Douglas Murray, speaking for Prager University describes the decades since WW 2 were a time for Europe to beat itself up over the...
Posted On June 8, 2018

Prager University: Trophies Are for Winning!

I hear people lament the fact that today’s kids are so easily triggered by anything they hear or see that makes them “uncomfortable”. We have all seen examples of kids that become hysterical and...
Posted On June 3, 2018

Prager University: Are Some Cultures Better Than Others?

There is a very important difference between ethnicity and culture that many, particularly those on the left deliberately ignore in their efforts to promote “Multiculturalism”. Too many of those...
Posted On June 2, 2018

“Progressivism” By Any Other Name is Still Communism.

In 1963, U.S. Rep. A.S. Herlong Jr., D-Fla., read into the Congressional Record a list of “Current Communist Goals” as enumerated by Dr. Cleon Skousen in “The Naked...
Posted On May 31, 2018

Prager University: America’s 2nd War of Independence

At least until the last couple of decades, you could ask any student in an American school about the first War of Independence and they could provide the highlights and the key dates of the...
Posted On May 31, 2018

Convention of States: Louisiana Puts Handcuffs on Commissioners?

An article was posted on the Convention of States (COS) website recently that spoke in glowing terms regarding the passage of a resolution by the Louisiana state legislature that provided for the...
Posted On May 30, 2018

Prager University: The American Trinity

America is certainly unique among the countries of the world. That’s not to say that Americans, as individuals, are any better than any other individual who resides in another country. Those...
Posted On May 29, 2018

Prager University: Why Bad Luck is Really Good!

Very few of us are really lucky…like winning the lottery or being born into a rich family. Most of us are born into average families fraught with all the foibles and shortcomings of many other...
Posted On May 26, 2018

Our Founders Failed to Consider Who Might Eventually Control Public Speech

The context under which our founders saw the world was one of coming out of a dark tunnel of “government” oppression under the English king. Their fear was that there needed to be a framework...
Posted On May 25, 2018

Identity Politics: How Did it Come to This?

There has been a lot of talk about identity politics and why/how it became such a prominent component in today’s public discourse. Perhaps the best way to do that is to take a look back at the...
Posted On May 18, 2018

Prager University: Is Happiness All About You? Not Really…

Many of us may well believe that being in or striving for a state of happiness is a very self-centered desire. To the contrary, our happiness has a tremendous impact on those around us. In...
Posted On May 14, 2018

Why Don’t Teachers Get More Respect?

A recent opinion piece on the Education Week website, written by a doctor-turned-teacher raised some very valid points regarding the compensation and lack of respect shown to the teacher...
Posted On May 14, 2018

Prager University: Understanding Men and Women: A Lifelong Mystery Explained?

Dennis Prager is the greatest when it comes to making complex subjects seem simple and clearly understood. In this video, he does a pretty fair job of explaining why men and women see the world...
Posted On May 13, 2018