Category Archives: Education

No Child Left Behind is Dead…

By ann summers   So the good news is that with the signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act , 2002’s No Child Left Behind finally joins eraser chalk in the dustbin of History, but like whiteboards, the aroma of dry-erase markers … Continue reading

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East Texas 9th Grader, Ahmed “Big Bang Theory” Mohamed hopefully has the math chops for MIT

By ann summers Too many anchor babies contributing to national educational advancement, packing heat sinks.  Kid didn’t even bring a Glock to school. In Irving Texas, it’s make a clock, go to jail. An Arab-looking man of Syrian descent in … Continue reading

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not such a good idea: HBCU of Phoenix

By ann summers Some historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) are public institutions who are being encouraged to subcontract curriculum to the for-profit University of Phoenix. At a moment when the discourse is about making public education more affordable or … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: SUBVERSIVE

BY NONA BLYTH CLOUD Whenever a small group hungers for power over a larger group, the weapons they use are the same:  Terror and Guile. The larger the target area in geography, the greater the population, the more Guile must … Continue reading

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The Triumph of the Nanny-State: Lock-down those classrooms or I’ll hit you with my heroic lunch-box

By ann summers “We wanted to nip the problem in the bud,” (1990) A Second Grader in Widefield, CO, was subjected to investigation and evaluation after he responded to an assignment as to what he saw in the clouds by … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Beloved teacher Dawson Tamatea gets world class send-off

by Chuck Stanley Dawson Tamatea was a PE and mathematics teacher at Palmerston North Boys’ High School in New Zealand. One of the most beloved teachers at the PNBHS, Mr. Tamatea died unexpectedly at age 55, passing away while sleeping. … Continue reading

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New Jersey High School Teacher Who Harassed His Students with Racial, Religious, and Homophobic Slurs Loses Appeal

By Elaine Magliaro Justin Zaremba (NJ.com) reported this morning that Emilio Perez, a former New Jersey high school teacher who had been “convicted of harassing students using racial, religious and homophobic slurs lost his appeal Friday and will continue to be barred … Continue reading

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