Grumpy Educators

What Goes Around Comes Around

Illustrations of Karma The Springfield News-Leader had a recent column entitled  Vandeven: Greitens never shared his vision for education, commissioner role. It’s a pity that former Missouri Education Commissioner Vandeven never received the Governor’s vision for education and the commissioner’s role in implementing that vision. It’s an odd complaint given ...
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Parkville Knights Wrestling Team Fundraiser 2017-2018

John McDermott, Phil Bassette (Grumpy Elder)’s grandson and member of Parkville Knights Wrestling team in Parkville, Maryland is seeking donations for Parkville Wrestling 2017-18. John’s goal is $500.  The donations are tax deductible. Here is the Link to Parkville Knight’s Wrestling 2017-2018 Fundraising Page: https://app.snap-raise.com/fundraisers/52440/participant/1203783?share_type=email&donation_invite_id=15338911 If you can, ...
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As Pearl Harbor Survivors Dwindle, Their Stories Remain Timeless

DoD Live By Katie Lange Defense Media Activity Dec. 7 marks the 76th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, a sneak attack by the Japanese in 1941 that took many American lives and thrust the United States into World War II. The “date which will live in ...
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“Watoto Wazima”? How Are the Children Doing?

2017 Version — From a 2014 Missouri Education Watchdog post   Closing out 2017, let’s revisiting the question from 2014: “How Are the Children Doing?” shows some troubling data. Common Core hasn’t made students college and career ready, a goal touted since the roll out in 2010, as ...
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The “White Nuclear Family promotes White Supremacy” says Prof

Jessie Daniels (photo above) is a professor of sociology at Hunter College in New York  (CUNY) The White Nuclear Family is going the way of all the former extinct mammals, but let’s have our University Profs push it along. So kiddies, off to Planned Parenthood you go, and ...
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Was this Director fired for questioning why student IEP data is shared with a for-profit company?

Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker “worried that parents do not realize such information is going to a for-profit company”   The Texas Education Agency has made news for abruptly firing their new Special Education Director, Laurie Kash. Kash recently found out she was fired by the TEA only after ...
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Alarming who has access to IRS and Census information by “hook or crook”.

While the country is focused on endless distractions, Congress is expanding its wave of Constitutional violations against Americans. It appears that Americans would rather focus on sex in the city, Hollywood and both Houses of Congress rather than keep an eye on the erosion of our liberties.  Private ...
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Dear Congress, you are being duped. HR4174-S2046 is a Privacy Fail. Here’s why.

Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker And please no more suspended rules and voice votes on these bills. Dear  Congress, The GOP Majority Staff of the Congressional House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform wrote and distributed a response to my November 12  blogpost  that opposed HR4174.  This response, which folks can see ...
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