A billboard appeared near Flint, MI on I-69 close to the I-75 off-ramp this week with the simple message ?I’m concerned about the blueberries?. There is no information on the billboard about who paid for it or what the message represents. News agencies around the state are confused and reporting on the billboard in the […]
When Texas changed its science curriculum standards, the science and science education community bristled, fearing that the 4-million strong purchasing power of Texas schools would push textbooks publishers to weaken the standards. The language of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills curriculum (TEKS) was intended to include common but long since debunked arguments made by […]
Lets not pull any punches here. The Republican party is in shambles. The neo-cons of the party can no longer depend on the angry anti-government white males to carry them in national elections. This has set off a mass voter suppression movement not only across the South but all over the country. In addition, we […]
Republican State Senator Aaron Osmond of Utah?proposed to repeal mandatory schooling on his blog last week, arguing that public education has led parents to become apathetic and detached toward their children’s learning and discipline. Before Utah made school attendance mandatory in 1890, according to Osmond, children viewed education as an opportunity and privilege. Now, however, […]
Texas Democrats have been pulling out the stops the last few weeks during the abortion debate. While the arguments rage and the bills fly there have been two in the past week that aren’t abortion based bills, but are sex education bills that may have a very positive impact on teen pregnancy in Texas.
Previously I wrote about how red states are harmful to children’s livelihood?in the areas of public education spending, health care, and other social services. Moments after the story was published, news broke that Florida man George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the murder of 16-year-old Trayvon Martin. This suggests that red states also aren’t […]
The American education system is in dire need of reconstruction. In some countries, such as Finland, all schooling is public, and there is a no competition type environment. In the highly competitive society that America has built itself it seems practically impossible to rid our psyche of its competitive nature. Not to mention convincing such […]
The GOP sex obsession…does it ever end? No. But?Rep.?Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) claims to?not like “this sexuality stuff.” ?We think they doth protest too much.?