Are abortionists manipulating Mizzou’s black athletes?

Reading Time: 4 minutesA few Mizzou football players announced they’re boycotting all sports activities until University of Missouri system president Tim Wolfe quits or is fired. Considering the football team’s dismal performance, the cynic in me wonders if sitting out might help the players’ chances of getting an NFL draft. The players and other African-American students at Mizzou believe they are victims …

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Schools Don’t Need More Technology–They Need Less

Reading Time: 2 minutesI was on my high school’s board of education for a year. It was quite an honor, honestly, but I screwed it up. At the time, I was a software architect. They put me on the board as the technology guy. I was supposed to make the case for more funding for smart boards and …

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Rockwood School Board Quid Pro Quo?

Reading Time: 1 minutesFrom the “see, I told ya so” file . . . Rockwood NEA President Suzanne Dotta worked hard to influence the recent school board election. The candidates Ms. Dotta pushed won. The new board hired Ms. Dotta as Director of Professional Learning within 72 hours of the election. I expect Ms. Dotta to teach Rockwood’s …

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Eileen Tyrrell Is Only Rockwood Candidate In It For All Stakeholders

Reading Time: 1 minutesEileen Tyrrell is the only candidate who represents ALL the stakeholders in Rockwood School District. While other candidates focus on more money for the system, Eileen focuses on using Rockwood’s (embarrassingly) ample resources better. Here’s what you need to ask youself: Do you plan to fulfill your duty to vote on April 8? What time of …

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1.2 Million Reasons to Vote for Eileen Tyrrell on April 8

Reading Time: 2 minutesDo you live in Rockwood School District? I do. My kids all went to Rockwood schools. My wife taught in a Rockwood school for three years. The teachers in Rockwood tend to think a lot like the people who live here. They’re not a bunch of wacked-out lefties. Not most of them. Still, that good …

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And the inspiring truth about teachers

Reading Time: 1 minutesSamantha. She’s the daughter every parent hopes for. Diligent. Dedicated. Kind to a fault. Smart. Hard working. Loyal. Prettier than she knows. She gets it from her mother. She’s about to graduate from college and become a teacher. Like her mom. She doesn’t need a union. She is a union. With her mom. And a …

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Rockwood School District Hasn't Learned
The Devastating Truth About Teachers’ Unions

Reading Time: 1 minutesThe stronger the union the weaker the learnin’.  According to Harvard Business Review, students learn less in states with stronger teachers’ unions. A 1-standard-deviation rise in teachers’ union dues per teacher is associated with a 4% fall in student proficiency rates, according to a study of 721 U.S. school districts in 42 states by Johnathan …

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If You Vote in Kirkwood School District, Listen Up

Reading Time: 1 minutesIn the past 15 years, Kirkwood School Districts operation costs have skyrocketed almost 100 percent. But the people paying the taxes for that district have seen a cost of living increase of only 44 percent. Obviously, at some point, the system will crash. Unless you do something now. On April 2, you can elect two …

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