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Where Education Stumbles Part 2: Civics

(From author: In Part 1, I examined the teaching of U.S. history and the pitfalls in an objective viewpoint in which to see the events of our past clearly. In Part 2, I will address the teaching...
Posted On July 9, 2019
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Where Education Stumbles Part 1: U.S. History

Edweek.org began a special project,  Citizen Z, last fall with an analysis of how History and Civics are taught in public schools. They questioned whether the discord between political views in...
Posted On July 8, 2019
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Kaepernick: THIS Is Why Americans Celebrated Independence Day Without You

The Declaration of Independence was written to address the grievances of the Colonies against the King of England.  Hopefully we have all read the “official” document in our American history...
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Daniel Greenfield: How Bill Gates Destroyed the SAT

Standardized testing is the engine of meritocracy. When the College Board standardized testing through the SAT, it introduced merit to an educational system where status was determined by family...
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Dr. Fred Eichelman on Teaching: Why Today I Would Not Enter A Profession I Once Loved

As a kid in school back in the forties I would have laughed at anyone suggesting I would ever be a teacher, let alone love school. The loving part was due to a fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Martha...
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Should Education Place Curiosity and Fun Ahead of Rules and Efficiency?

Last week I read an article in the EdWeek Newsletter (here).  As is frequently the case, it is a commentary on making the teaching of math “fun” for the students and ways to allow their curiosity...
Posted On May 15, 2019
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Daniel Greenfield: America is a Reality, Not an Idea

Trump has become the candidate of reality...Biden has emerged to campaign as the candidate of an idea. If only he had one.

Excellent Public Education Takes A Concerted Effort from Everyone

Too often education’s “players” take the approach of “what’s in it for me.” Others are all about empire building or gaining more control. Still others see the schools as laboratories of social...

Dr. Carolyn A. Roth: Traditions of Resurrection Sunday

Early Christians used “alleluia” as an exclamation of joyful praise. For millennia on Easter morning, congregates greet each other and respond to the greet with the following words:  The...

The Deliberate Cruelty of a Not So Good Friday

After Jesus was betrayed by Judas, Jewish leaders took him to Pilate, the Roman governor of Palestine. The Jewish leaders demanded that Pilate crucify Jesus.  Pilate was reluctant to ord...

Lion’s Tooth of Maundy Thursday

For Christians the Passover meal Jesus celebrated with apostles on Thursday before his crucifixion is called the Last Supper. The guest room where it was held is named the Upper Room. Area maps...

Illegal Immigrant Health Services Costs – To You, To Me

A telephone rang in the Emergency Department of a hospital in a Texas border city on late Sunday afternoon. On the line was a 50+ Mexican woman who said that her family was bringing her to the...

Human Trafficking Vs. Migrant Smuggling: Exploring the Differences

Although human trafficking and migrant smuggling are both crimes, they are different from each other. The key difference is that individuals who are human trafficked are victims of a crime. In...

Don’t Co-Opt My Child for Climate Change Propaganda

It goes without saying that we live in a highly divisive climate (no pun intended). It’s becoming more and more difficult to distinguish what is the right way to view and issue and the wrong way...

Virginia Deserves Better Than Northam, Fairfax and Herring: A History by Dr. Fred Eichelman

Virginia has a long history in being first in a number of things, however there is something we wish we were not first. We have three Democrats in the top government positions in the state,...

Brannon Howse: The Marxist Revolution in the USA

This new Glazov Gang edition features the Brannon Howse Moment with Brannon Howse, the producer of the movie, “Sabotage.” [Visit SabotagetheMovie.com.] Brannon unveils The Marxist Revolution in...

WW1: The War That Changed Everything

Talk about a convoluted picking sides on the school yard, the crooked path to WW1 reads like something out of a childhood diary of bickering children. Austria-Hungary battles Serbia, Serbia drags...

Stuart Kaufman: The Trouble of Tenure

For years we have seen innumerable articles, news stories, columns, blogs and opinion pieces expounding upon the problems in the American educational system and how these problems should be...