September 30, 2016
Featured Posts

Grumpy Educators

Screen-Shot-2016-09-27-at-9.21.27-PM-300x162

No education in this debate. Maybe next time.

The first presidential debate has passed with no questions about nor mention of education. Neal McCluskey of Cato Institute was bummed out and tweeted. The absence of education policy in the debate was actually a good sign. Education isn’t a federal matter and certainly not a presidential responsibility. ...
Read more 0
screenshot

NC Teacher Who Pushed Trump-Hitler Comparisons Resigns in Wake of Investigation

Lady Liberty 1885 by A. P. Dillon A North Carolina high school English Teacher has apparently resigned in the wake of an investigation into politically charged lessons that included comparing speeches by Adolf Hitler to that of Presidential candidate Donald Trump. At the Orange County School Board meeting this ...
Read more 0
bastiat-wikipedia-public-domain

Is Secretary King seeking to legally plunder homeschooling?

  Frederic Bastiat wrote “The Law” in 1850 soon after the French Revolution of February 1848 when France was rapidly turning to complete socialism.  (Oh that our schools would make this required reading.) Bastiat focuses on what he calls Legal Plunder which is “the law tak[ing] from some ...
Read more 0
a-zip-code-should-not-determine-a-childs-future-wsj-ad

Controlling schools through federal housing grants

  Here in Missouri the original and continued push against Common Core was based on the governance structure being put into place to enforce compliance with the standards. NGO’s owned the copyright for which they could demand licensing fees at any time. They disallowed any accountability for the ...
Read more 0
screenshot

NC English Teacher: Only White Male Christians Are Safe From Trump

Lady Liberty 1885 by A. P. Dillon English lessons in one North Carolina high school included questionable characterizations of Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, as well as commentary about Republicans and FOX news. Audio of the lesson in question was captured by a student or students unknown attending Cedar ...
Read more 0
hill-dam-source-wikipedia-u-s-army-compressed

Group Seeks to Free Education Research Hidden By Intellectual Gangs

  Education is vitally important. It is essential to progress. And, it is being held hostage by intellectual gangs.” – Richard Phelps Nonpartisan Education Search the internet for stories about the latest from education research and you no doubt will find numerous headlines claiming some discovery about teaching ...
Read more 0
intermission

Announcing an Intermission

Gretchen is taking a hiatus from MEW writing duties for the next several weeks.  Anne and Cheri will continue their excellent reporting on local/state/national educational news and if you have any tidbits of information (your experiences in education or interesting stories), send your tips to Anne: Anngie1984@gmail.com For ...
Read more 0
1-to-1-education-iniative

ABCs of Classrooms at Risk: DON’T just #OPTOUT

Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker What are we doing to our kids? Cancer doesn’t care if you are Democrat or Republican.  The dollars invested in the edtech industry don’t care if your child is Democrat or Republican either.  Why  then do we let this broken two party system divide ...
Read more Comments Off on ABCs of Classrooms at Risk: DON’T just #OPTOUT
Tell your school to ask Chester Finn, Marc Tucker, Chris Minnich, et al for funding. They are the ones raiding school budgets. Tell your school you are tapped out.

HOW Much Are the Reformers Making in Education? Look at These 990s….

Richard Phelps in Nonpartisan Education Review offers facts on how much money Common Core NGOs have realized through the years.  The amount of money these organizations and directors have made ‘reforming’ public education is really quite staggering.  Reprinted with permission: from More Common Core salespersons’ salaries: In a ...
Read more Comments Off on HOW Much Are the Reformers Making in Education? Look at These 990s….
The Campanile and Sather Gate-UC  Berkeley by Tristan Harward-Wikipedia

Berkeley cancels political indoctrination course on ‘decolonizing Palestine’

University of California-Berkeley, when at first you practice to deceive.  How on earth did a course entitled, “Palestine: A Settler Colonial Analysis” get approved in the first place in violation of the Regents Policy on Course Content? For one Palestine does not exist.  Next this is about the indoctrination and ...
Read more Comments Off on Berkeley cancels political indoctrination course on ‘decolonizing Palestine’
kids-cycling

Students “Desk Cycling” During Math Class: Not from The Onion.

According to this North Carolina 8th grade magnet school teacher, combining exercise with math lessons channels energy and helps kids focus on their lessons.  From WRAL  (video embedded in the article) and Pedaling to success: Wake County program helps students channel energy: Bethany Lambeth, an 8th grade math ...
Read more Comments Off on Students “Desk Cycling” During Math Class: Not from The Onion.
telehealth

Your Human Capital (Child) and Tracking Its Virtual Health (Mental & Physical) in School. What Could Go Wrong?

MEW recently wrote about Telehealth (virtual health services) in Missouri and a school program in Indiana using virtual doctors to assess students’ health.  Concerns about Telehealth in schools were: data privacy (student medical PII entered onto data sets accessed by federal agencies/third parties) the primary reason for Telehealth ...
Read more Comments Off on Your Human Capital (Child) and Tracking Its Virtual Health (Mental & Physical) in School. What Could Go Wrong?
screenshot 911 002

Ignoring 911, NYC Public Schools Closed Monday for Muslim Holiday.

Today Americans revisit the horrific events that occurred exactly 15 years ago, the September 11, 2001 Islamic terrorist attacks in Shanksville, Pennsylvania at the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon during which more than 3,000 people were killed and 6,000 plus wounded. Let us ...
Read more Comments Off on Ignoring 911, NYC Public Schools Closed Monday for Muslim Holiday.
The Lady Mourns

Teach Your Children Well About 9/11

Lady Liberty 1885 by A. P. Dillon Today marks the 15th anniversary of the worst Islamic terror attack in our nation’s history. Most of the people reading this article can remember quite vividly where they were when the attacks came.  I know I can — like it was ...
Read more Comments Off on Teach Your Children Well About 9/11