A Tad Rant-ish About Affirmative Action

by baldilocks This morning on Facebook, one of my friends shared a status about Wangari Maathai (1940-2011), who was the first African woman to receive a Nobel (Peace) Prize. I know of her primarily because, along with my father and hundreds of other Kenyans, Tanzanians and Ugandans, she came to American via the Mboya Airlift … Continue reading A Tad Rant-ish About Affirmative Action

God Was Right

Again by baldilocks The tide is turning in the "Believe Her" Wars. John Doe and Jane Roe met at a fraternity party. The two, both referred to with common legal pseudonyms, danced and drank. Then they went upstairs to John's room, where they had sex. Two days later, Jane filed a sexual misconduct charge against John, … Continue reading God Was Right

Voices of CMN 2018 Kathy Labosh Author: The Child with Autism Learns about Faith

I spoke to Kathy Labosh author of The Child with Autism Learns about Faith at the 2018 Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show in Lancaster PA You can buy her book here The 2018 Catholic Marketing Network Interview Bloglist (so far) Sept 19th Voices of CMN 2018 Kathy Labosh Author: The Child with Autism Learns about Faith … Continue reading Voices of CMN 2018 Kathy Labosh Author: The Child with Autism Learns about Faith

Report from Louisiana: Thanks for the Books!

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – My summer is over.  It’s back to school for me tomorrow to begin year twenty-four.  Or is it twenty-three?  I can’t remember. I want to take a moment today to thank the readers of this blog for their donations to my new classroom library; so many of you hit that … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Thanks for the Books!

Report from Louisiana: Why is there a teacher shortage?

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – In my post last week I attempted to take you inside the Common Core classroom, to pull back the curtain and show the complete and utter loss of autonomy and creativity teachers have experienced under this program to the point that teachers are not even allowed to use their own … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Why is there a teacher shortage?

Report from Louisiana: Inside the Common Core Classroom

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT --  I have just completed year twenty-three as a teacher of sophomore English.  I've been there long enough that people are starting to ask, "How many more years do you have left?", wondering if I am planning retirement one of these days.  I have always said that I would stay as … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Inside the Common Core Classroom

Perhaps Chicago Public Schools should start over again

By John Ruberry Is a new beginning the only way out for Chicago Public Schools? That's what crossed my mind this morning while I was watching Mike Flannery on Fox Chicago's Flannery Fired Up. The show opened. with an interview of David Jackson, one of the investigative reporters who penned a disturbing yet indispensable series … Continue reading Perhaps Chicago Public Schools should start over again

Report from Louisiana: Books in the Mail!

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – It has been about ten days since I launched my Classroom Library Project in an effort to build a new classroom library for the purpose of encouraging my high school students to fall in love with reading again, and in those ten days I have now received over 60 books … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Books in the Mail!

Report from Louisiana: Fostering a Love of Reading

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT -- "What was the last book you read outside of school -- something you read just for fun?  And if you don't like to read, why not?" That was my First Five for my grade 10 ELA students one day last week. I've been doing a lot of reading and research … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Fostering a Love of Reading

The United Kingdom is Out of Time

by baldilocks Shakespeare wept And in other news regarding the downfall of the UK … Schools are removing analogue clocks from examination halls because teenagers are unable to tell the time, a head teachers’ union has said. Teachers are now installing digital devices after pupils sitting their GCSE and A-level exams complained that they were … Continue reading The United Kingdom is Out of Time

Woke to a Nightmare

No matter how “woke” you think you are, you are tolerating things right now that will make you cringe in 25 years. – Bill Maher You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. – inigo Montoya, “The Princess Bride” While I disagree with some of the specific … Continue reading Woke to a Nightmare

Voices of CPAC 2018 William Nardy of Rousa News PLUS the Lone Conservative Kassy Dylan

I spoke to Willian Nardy of Rousa News at CPAC 2018 after the president's speech Since camera 1 died I switched to Camera 2 to finish the interview when we were joined by the Lone Conservative Kassy Dylan She should not be confused with the Lonely Conservative who alas is no longer blogging. DaTechGuy at … Continue reading Voices of CPAC 2018 William Nardy of Rousa News PLUS the Lone Conservative Kassy Dylan

Voice of CPAC 2018: Evan of the College Republicans

I spoke to Evan of the College Republicans at CPAC 2018 You'll find a lot of College republicans at CPAC but they are as different as the regions they come from DaTechGuy at CPAC 2018 The story (blogged) so far: Wednesday March 21st Voices of CPAC 2018 Evan of the College Republicans Tuesday March 20th … Continue reading Voice of CPAC 2018: Evan of the College Republicans

The Schooling of David Hogg

by baldilocks Considering the high Organized Left infiltration level of colleges and universities, you’d think that most of them would be fighting each other for the honor of giving David Hogg – Gun Control’s freshest activist face – a place to refine his SJW propaganda game. So, this is surprising. Recently, David Hogg tweeted that … Continue reading The Schooling of David Hogg

Voices of the 2018 Catholic Men’s Conference: Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

I speak to Brother Anthony Marie of the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at the 2018 Catholic Men's Conference at Assumption College in Worcester Ma. The website of their school: The Immaculate Heart of Mary School is here .

Voices at (or near) #cpac2018 Lea from National Association of Developmental Education, We talk Students and Math

The Gaylord National Harbor is a pretty big place so just like Last year there are several other events, conventions, even an NFL players event, overlapping either fully or partially with CPAC 2018. Last year you might remember I conducted a few interviews (and had a memorable intellectual confrontations during DaTechGuy's midnight court) with such … Continue reading Voices at (or near) #cpac2018 Lea from National Association of Developmental Education, We talk Students and Math

Why I’m Against Black History Month…and For It (Part 3)

by baldilocks Series originally published in 2014. Finale; edited. See Part 1 and Part 2. Why White People Should Care Many persons believe that the history of black Americans is worthless—a belief which stems from three factors: 1) that much of widely-known African history and the history of Americans who are black consists of victimization: … Continue reading Why I’m Against Black History Month…and For It (Part 3)

Why I’m Against Black History Month…and For It (Part 2)

by baldilocks Series originally published in 2014. In the first part, I expressed my ambivalence toward Black History Month; here, I mean to make the case for its necessity. The Second Mind A few months back, a person at another blog asked this question:  how has America’s slave history affected present-day black Americans? The answer … Continue reading Why I’m Against Black History Month…and For It (Part 2)

Why I’m Against Black History Month…and For It (Part 1)

by baldilocks Series originally published in 2014. Here we are again in February--Black History Month, or whatever the more politically-correct designation is currently. I am of two minds on the observance of it. But, first, it is necessary to point to the history of Black History Month and to its creator, Carter G. Woodson: Carter … Continue reading Why I’m Against Black History Month…and For It (Part 1)

Humphrey Bogart Explains Capitalism in Under a Minute

Linus Larrabee: This, this is my home, no wife would ever understand it. David Larrabee:  Well neither can I You've got all the money is the world. Linus Larrabee:  Well what's money got to do with it? If making money were all there was to business it hardly be worthwhile going into the office. Money … Continue reading Humphrey Bogart Explains Capitalism in Under a Minute