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MUST VIEW: INSANITY IN TEXAS: [NEWS VIDEO LINK] High School Runner Points At God, Gets Team Disqualified | WebProNews

By at May 3, 2013 | 3:55 pm

MUST VIEW: INSANITY IN TEXAS: [NEWS VIDEO LINK] High School Runner Points At God, Gets Team Disqualified | WebProNews

HERE'S THE UNIVERSITY INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE LINK:...http://www.uiltexas.org A high school track team from Columbus, Texas was disqualified when a runner pointed to the sky after crossing the finish line. The issue is being discussed as possible religious discrimination, though the reason given for disqualification was not based on religion, but because the gesture was ... Go To Article

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THE WEEKEND INTERVIEW WITH DONALD KAGAN: ‘Democracy May Have Had Its Day’ – WSJ.com

By at April 27, 2013 | 10:14 am

THE WEEKEND INTERVIEW WITH DONALD KAGAN: ‘Democracy May Have Had Its Day’ – WSJ.com

THE WEEKEND INTERVIEWApril 26, 2013, By MATTHEW KAMINSKI, New Haven, Conn. Donald Kagan, Yale's great classicist gives his final lecture, fighting as ever for Western civilization. Donald Kagan is engaging in one last argument. For his "farewell lecture" here at Yale on Thursday afternoon, the 80-year-old scholar of ancient Greece—whose four-volume history of ... Go To Article

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GLOBAL WARMING:: New teaching standards delve more deeply into climate change – LATimes

By at April 10, 2013 | 9:31 am

GLOBAL WARMING:: New teaching standards delve more deeply into climate change – LATimes

By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times April 9, 2013, 9:38 p.m. -- The politically touchy topic of climate change will be taught more deeply to students under proposed new national science standards released Tuesday. via New teaching standards delve more deeply into climate change - ... Go To Article

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RICH LOWRY:: MSNBC: Kids Don’t Belong to Their Parents | RCP

By at April 9, 2013 | 9:58 am

RICH LOWRY:: MSNBC: Kids Don’t Belong to Their Parents | RCP

By Rich Lowry - April 9, 2013 -- The TV cable-news network MSNBC runs sermonettes from its anchors during ad breaks. They’re like public-service announcements illuminating the progressive mind — and perhaps none has ever been as revealing and remarkable as the one cut by weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry. Harris-Perry set out to explain what is, by her lights, ... Go To Article

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GEORGE WILL:: Schools push a curriculum of propaganda – WaPo

By at April 4, 2013 | 10:26 am

GEORGE WILL:: Schools push a curriculum of propaganda – WaPo

By George F. Will, Published: April 3 -- The real vocation of some people entrusted with delivering primary and secondary education is to validate this proposition: The three R’s — formerly reading, ’riting and ’rithmetic — now are racism, reproduction and recycling. Especially racism. Consider Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction. It evidently ... Go To Article

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DAVID HOROWITZ:: This Is Columbia University – NRO

By at April 3, 2013 | 10:58 am

DAVID HOROWITZ:: This Is Columbia University – NRO

By David Horowitz April 2, 2013 10:17 P.M. -- People who ask how it is possible that a convicted killer — a participant in a failed plot to blow up a social dance attended by 18-year-old draftees and their dates; a murderess who abetted the cold-blooded massacre of three law-enforcement officers, including the first African-American on the Nyack police force; a ... Go To Article

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PETER BERKOWITZ:: The Sad State of Liberal Education at Bowdoin | RCP

By at April 3, 2013 | 10:07 am

PETER BERKOWITZ:: The Sad State of Liberal Education at Bowdoin | RCP

By Peter Berkowitz - April 3, 2013 -- The corruption of liberal education is nothing new. In 1951, in “God and Man at Yale,” brash young William F. Buckley Jr. showed that curriculum at his alma mater -- in particular the teaching and scholarship of the economic, political science, and religion departments -- promulgated a reflexive statism and ... Go To Article

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JONATHAN TOBIN:: Time to Redefine Public Education « Commentary Magazine

By at April 1, 2013 | 10:41 am

JONATHAN TOBIN:: Time to Redefine Public Education « Commentary Magazine

Jonathan S. Tobin | @tobincommentary -- After decades of struggling to stifle any hope of giving children and their parents a chance to escape from failing schools, liberals are starting to fear their task is inevitably doomed to failure. The decision by the Indiana Supreme Court earlier this week to uphold the constitutionality of the state’s vouchers program that ... Go To Article

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JOHN STOSSEL:: The Blob That Ate Children | RCP

By at March 20, 2013 | 12:50 am

JOHN STOSSEL:: The Blob That Ate Children | RCP

By John Stossel - March 20, 2013 -- Shortly after I did my first TV special on education, "Stupid in America," hundreds of union teachers showed up outside my office to yell at me. They were angry because I said union rules were a big reason American kids don't learn. The union is a big reason kids don't like school and learn less. Union contracts limit flexibility, ... Go To Article

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GLENN HARLAN REYNOLDS:: Public school insanity: Column

By at March 13, 2013 | 12:20 am

GLENN HARLAN REYNOLDS:: Public school insanity: Column

Glenn Harlan Reynolds6:46p.m. EDT March 11, 2013 -- In The K-12 Implosion, and also in these pages, I've noted that goverment-run public schools are facing a problem: There are more and more alternatives. It's not so much that the public schools are getting worse, I've argued, as that the alternatives are getting better and more attractive. But now I'm starting to ... Go To Article

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