DESE: The original box of rocks that nothing is dumber than

  According to research from Missouri Education Watchdog, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) agreed to surrender Missouri’s education voice under Obama’s “Race to the Top” scheme.  Race to the Top was a contest in which states agreed to let the federal Department of Education, via two puppet organizations, run all of the…

Seducing the States

You can’t call yourself a conservative and ask for education money from Washington. Republicans dominate both houses of the Missouri legislature.  You’d think they’d act like republicans (lower case).  But when it comes to education bribes from Washington, many of our Republican legislators show little resistance to political seduction. We can help them. On BigGovernment.…

Who Has the Fear?

For 100 years in America, government, business, and the education establishment built schools and laws about education. The purpose of these government schools and education laws was to produce compliant, unimaginative, order-taking automatons.  Don’t believe me?  Here’s Woodrow Wilson, educator and president, speaking on the American plan for education: We want one class of persons…

Francis Howell Has a Sicko Teacher

Celeste is an eighteen-year-old student in the Francis Howell High School. Celeste’s fellow students and, apparently, a teacher named Debra Blessman are bullying and abusing the girl.  Celeste’s sin? Conservatism. Bob McCarty tells the story better than I can.  Dana Loesch has been all over this story.  There’s a facebook page dedicated to supporting Celeste,…

Epiphany

I can’t tell you the date of our last sandlot football game. We didn’t commemorate it or mark with a special ceremony.  We probably didn’t even know it would be our last game together. After school, the kids would come to my house. Our next door neighbors, the Nahers, had a double lot, and Mrs.…

Outliers: The Story of Success

Rarely does a book require immediate action from the reader.  "The Rights of Man" by Thomas Paine moved America’s founder’s to action.  "The Communist Manifesto" moved Vladimir Lenin to enslave a nation–and allowed Stalin to enslave many more.  "The Origin of Species" launched a crusade against tradition that grows in intensity with each subsequent generation. …

Particularly Beware This Boy

It turns out, according to a Zogby poll to be released in its entirety today, that most Obama voters are woefully, frighteningly, and unforgivably ignorant of the basic facts of government and of Barack Obama himself.  Not surprising.  Dickens warned us of the dangers of ignorance in "A Christmas Carol": Suddenly, Scrooge noticed something strange…