Category Archives: Perspectives

OUT to Lunch…

NOTICE: Due to upcoming minor surgery on Wednesday of this week, this will likely be our last post for the week. Stick around – we will be back next Monday.

OH – you really think that things are going to change for the better while I am gone? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! See ya soon.~ J. Bennett

Panel advises removal of Confederate statue at Arlington

If our national cannot memorialize fallen soldiers (Americans) in a cemetery, then where?

WASHINGTON (AP) — An independent commission is recommending that the Confederate Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery be dismantled and taken down, as part of its final report to Congress on the renaming of military bases and assets that commemorate the Confederacy.

Panel members on Tuesday rolled out the final list of ships, base roads, buildings and other items that they said should be renamed. But unlike the commission’s recommendations earlier this year laying out new names for nine Army bases, there were no suggested names for the roughly 1,100 assets across the military that bear Confederate names.

Retired Army Brig. Gen. Ty Seidule, vice-chair of the commission, said the final cost for all of its renaming recommendations will be $62,450,030. The total for the latest changes announced Tuesday is $40,957,729, and is included in that amount. Continue reading

Winter ~ The Rise and Fall of Vibes-Based Literacy

Is a controversial curriculum, entrenched in New York City’s public schools for two decades, finally coming undone?

Illustration by Kiel Danger Mutschelknaus

In the first spring of the pandemic, as families across the country were acclimating to remote learning and countless other upheavals, I sat down on the living-room sofa with my daughter, who was in kindergarten, to go over a daily item on her academic schedule called Reading Workshop. She had selected a beginner-level book about the alliterative habitués of a back-yard garden: birds and butterflies, cats and caterpillars. Her decoding skills, at that stage, were limited to the starting letter of each word, and all else was hurried guesswork – pointing at “butterfly,” she might ask, “Bird?” and start to turn the page. I coaxed her to look at how the letters worked together, to sound them out, starting by taking apart the first few phonemes: bh-uh-tih, butt. She didn’t appear to be familiar with this approach. She seemed to find it frankly outrageous. Continue reading

Public School Parents Are Voting With Their Feet

In the post-COVID era, parents are increasingly taking their kids out of the school systems that damaged them.

It will take many years to understand the scope and unwind the damage that COVID wrought on our youngest generation, today’s schoolchildren. No, not the damage caused by the disease itself. Kids have proven remarkably resilient to it — far more so than adults. No, the damage we’re talking about is that which was done to our children by the educational bureaucracy that supposedly has their best interests at heart. Continue reading

The Funniest Test Answers That Only Kids Could Write

Most people remember elementary school fondly. Playing in the playground with your friends, dominating at kickball, or gossiping and giggling on the monkey bars are all memories we cherish. Some children attend school to study and develop new skills, and others are content to daydream through class until the beautiful bell tolls to signal their sweet departure. In any case, everyone who has gone through 12 years of school is sure to learn something.

Because their exam answers are so far out there, these youngsters must have had some intriguing instructors! One thing is sure: These kids have a great sense of humor. Whatever the case may be, the professors who created these assessments could not have anticipated such responses, and we are thrilled at such brilliancy.

NOTE: What you have just seen and read is the first of 76 entries on this post. You might be offended by some of them – but in some respects – many of the posts contained in this lengthy post – will show you the insanity of the education system in America today – BUT – some examples will show you that there are students who are much brighter than their teachers. Do enjoy… ~ Editor Continue reading

Creating ADHD is the goal of education

Pharmaceutic
PHARMACEU’TIC

PHARMACEU’TICAL, adjective [Gr. to practice witchcraft or use medicine; poison or medicine.] Pertaining to the knowledge or art of pharmacy, or to the art of preparing medicines.

A Spoonful of Sugar makes the medicine go down…” focuses on professionally administered and prescribed drugs and pharmaceuticals. Initially on conception this category was developed to deal with the aspect of the abuse of children, ie; Ritalin, Prozac and other legal, “Mood altering” drugs. As time went on – we chose to attack the poisons that we are ALL being fed by our medical ‘professionals.’ The overpriced products of BIG Pharma are slowly – or rapidly killing us.

~ Foreword ~
What you have just read is the introduction to the Category, “A Spoon Full of Sugar” from our site DrKelley.net, which was originally developed to pay homage to the character – and to specifically deal with the phony issue in the public school system of ADHD. It still applies today – within the Public FOOL System. Stand by and READ the words the author – and thank you Mary Poppins! ~ Editor
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Morris: A Small Victory for School Choice

A concerted effort by committed parents, educators, and elected officials kept the Biden administration from unduly restricting charter schools.

The fiefdom known as the Department of Education published its final rules for federal charter school funding last week, though its predictable efforts to strip these schools of their ability to obtain federal funding were blunted by a broad coalition of concerned parents, educators, and elected officials.

The Biden administration, which takes orders from the teachers unions, proved its hostility to charter schools when it released proposed rules in March. It was clear from the outset that those rules were designed to protect the unions and their rotten public-school domains by setting insurmountable hurdles for charters to receive federal funding. Continue reading

Griffin: The Emotional Wreckage of the Pandemic on Our Kids

Hundreds of school counselors talk about the horrible uptick in anxiety among children.

A local city school board candidate showed up at my house a few weeks ago. I had seen posters for this candidate and had gleaned a sense of where she stood politically. She politely knocked on my door. I noticed her T-shirt was in rainbow colors for “Pride Month.” Not a promising start. We talked about why she was running and about the practice of knocking on doors to talk to constituents. (She was surprised I was willing to talk to her). She then asked if I had any specific questions for her. I explained that I was a former teacher and mother who was deeply concerned about the academic and developmental setbacks our children endured as a result of the pandemic response. How would she as a school board member help teachers bridge the gap? (More on her response later…) Continue reading

New Teacher Licensing Requirement Include Demonstrating ‘Marxist” Views to Keep Job

Our public school system continues to be corrupted by liberalism and Marxism. Some states have taken steps to prevent it, while others have embraced it and are even attempting to mandate it.

By spreading radical liberal propaganda, the National School Board has already lost almost half of the country. Continue reading

We asked teachers how their year went…

They warned of an exodus to come!

After a rough couple of years, teachers are feeling the pressure. Mary Altaffer/AP

School is out, but teacher stress and burnout is still in session.

Last December, we spoke to teachers about the challenges of educating during a pandemic and their hopes for the coming year.

While many of them had initially thought a return to the classroom after remote learning would make things easier, others realized a new set of challenges had arisen.

“The teachers are just feeling overwhelmed, and they’re breaking down underneath it,” Michael Reinholdt, a teacher coach from Davenport, Iowa, said at the time. “I find people crying in the bathroom.”
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Control and Ignorance Are the Goals of Public Education … and Parents Are Catching On

A recent viral video from the YouTube channel Fleccas Talks showed several man-on-the-street interviews testing young people in New York City on their knowledge of basic facts. Some of the questions focused on American history and civics, while others were simple, numerical-based ones. The results were depressing, as the following samples demonstrate… Continue reading

Lots Of Public School Teachers Don’t Want Their Kids To Go To The Schools They Work In

Over twenty years ago now, my wife and I worked for a Christian home schooling program in Illinois. One day a public school teacher, from someplace in New York, called up and wanted information about the home schooling program we had. In talking to her I tried to ascertain why she was interested in home schooling, seeing that she was a public school teacher. After all these years, I still remember her answer. I never forgot it. She said something like “I work here every day. No way do I want my daughter going to school here.” I thought at the time – what a resounding vote of confidence for the public school system from one of its own. Folks, when even the public school teachers don’t want their kids “educated” in the system they work for, you know there is something wrong. Continue reading

Benson: Public (government) “Education – Ongoing Reconstruction”

I received an email from a friend in the upper South just a day or so ago that was about a statue of a Confederate general that was being taken down. Since this friend doesn’t usually get involved with Southern Heritage issues, I wrote back and explained to him that the political and theological leftists would never be satisfied until all of Southern Heritage and culture was totally erased from our minds and memories.

Then he made an interesting comment. He wrote “First the South and then the country.” He understood what was going on. Indeed, “reconstruction” continues in our day. People don’t always think in those terms, even here in the South, but it’s true. Continue reading

Will Christians Ever Wake Up To What Public Education Is Really All About?

Literally for decades now I have watched Christians bend over backwards to defend public education and subtly denigrate those among their brethren that dare to pass up the very questionable “benefits” of public schooling and educate their children in a Christian way, either via A Christian school or home schooling.

Those who have taken the trouble to so some reading and research, (and there are not nearly enough of them), have discovered that public education in this country has been in the business of trying to blunt and dilute the influence of the Christian faith here literally since day one. Continue reading