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Sen. Chad Barefoot's Walking Contradiction on HB13

The term “walking contradiction” describes someone who says one thing and then acts in a contradictory fashion.  Nowhere do we get a better example of the “walking contradiction” than with politicians who knowingly and blatantly make statements that contradict their own actions or professed value systems. 1,021 more words

Public Education

The floodgates

Floodgates are defined as the last restraint holding back an outpouring of something powerful or substantial.

This week the Supreme Court with its newest member Neil Gorsuch began hearing arguments in… 713 more words

Education

State-endorsed Christianity in government schools

When people think of education in government schools, I think too many people are conditioned by the norms of the American judiciary i.e. an attitude of militant hostility towards Christianity in the classroom. 139 more words

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Visit to the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention, Virginia Tech, 4/21

By: David J. Smith, April 21, 2017

Ten years ago on April 16, 2007 the deadliest shooting on a U.S. college campus in history took place at Virginia Tech. 273 more words

Higher Education

Now That's Reparations!

The Student Government Assn. at Western Kentucky University has passed a resolution that free college tuition ought to be given to “black” students–I put “black” in quotes because they don’t define the term–as reparations for slavery, which ended 150 years ago ( … 225 more words

News

Stop Subsidizing Public Schools!

In an interview with CBC News, Duncan Kenney, the executive director of Progress Alberta made the following statements: “We subsidize our private schools more than every other province in the country.” He also said: “We have 15 elite private schools in Calgary collectively soaking up more than $30 million annually in public subsidies.” Unfortunately, both statements contain untruths, and are obviously intended to mislead the public. 607 more words

Betsy DeVos - Pleasant Platitudes and The "Status Quo Fallacy"

Betsy DeVos’s most recent op-ed may have been intended to smooth over some of the rough edges of her brief tenure as the most unqualified secretary of education ever, but it actually shows her reliance on two rather tiring strategies as it pertains to reforming public education: “pleasant platitudes” and the “status quo fallacy.” 1,403 more words

Public Education