Category: Education

Economy, Education

America’s Business is Jobs, Not College

Many of us are guilty. I am, too. You, probably. In high school (and after) we mocked the kids who took shop. The “greasers” who got credit for wrenching on cars or welding or making cabinets. It was the 1980s and shop, along with home economics, became an elective in most schools. Until the 80s, …

Education, Trump

Are abortionists manipulating Mizzou’s black athletes?

A 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 …

Education

Schools Don’t Need More Technology–They Need Less

I 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 …

Education

Rockwood School Board Quid Pro Quo?

From 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 …

Education

Eileen Tyrrell Is Only Rockwood Candidate In It For All Stakeholders

Eileen 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 …

Education

1.2 Million Reasons to Vote for Eileen Tyrrell on April 8

Vote for Eileen Tyrrell on April 8

Do 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 …

Education

The Devastating Truth About Teachers’ Unions

Rockwood School District Hasn't Learned

The 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 …

Education

If You Vote in Kirkwood School District, Listen Up

In 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 …

Education

Here’s The Dirty Little Secret About Teachers Nobody Is Telling You About

I know a teacher pretty well, and I know nasty little secrets she’s not telling. She sneaks out of bed at 4:45 every morning. No one else is up. No one’s watching her. At that hour, she can do whatever she wants without consequence. She sneaks downstairs and puts on her make-up in front of …

Education

American Schools Replace Great Fiction With Government propaganda

[Originally posted on Redstate.com] English was my favorite subject in school, so much so that I can still recite from memory large passages of the books we read, like A Separate Peace: I went back to Devon School not long ago, and found it looking oddly newer than when I was a student there 15 …

Education

Colleges Suffocate Free Speech

Colleges in the United States are systematically destroying free speech, free thought, and creative writing. Sixty-five percent of colleges and universities censor students, even in creative writing classes. Hillsdale or nothing. Related articles GREG LUKIANOFF IN THE NEW YORK TIMES: Feigning Free Speech on Campus. “Colleges and universities a… (pjmedia.com) ONE WAY FREE SPEECH: The …

Education, Living

Who’s Lucky?

There’s a “special” school in St. Louis County. Its seniors graduated on last Friday. How sad it must be for those kids. They’re not graduating from the district’s “normal” schools with their peers. For various reasons, they’ve been relegated to a school for misfits. Seeing the building makes the bad feelings worse.  It’s a former …

Education

3 Great Reasons to Send Your Kids to Vacation Liberty School

Register today for Vacation Liberty School.  Here’s 3 reasons why you should: 3.  Most school systems don’t care about liberty; they care about conformity.  The only way kids will learn an appreciation for the blessings of liberty is if their parents send them to schools that put liberty at the center of the cirriculum.  That’s …