Detroit teachers illegally strike with sick-outs and no one cares

By John Ruberry Last week five public schools in Detroit were closed due to sick-outs, that is, these for-the-kids educators called in sick when they weren't, likely by the direction of the Detroit Federation of Teachers. This is a strike in everything but name, and teacher strikes are illegal in Michigan. And no one it seems, … Continue reading Detroit teachers illegally strike with sick-outs and no one cares

The public education racket

By John Ruberry Despite massive influxes of cash into public education from President Bush's No Child Left Behind and his President Obama's stimulus, test scores of public high school students--the final reckoning of our government education system, have been flat for two decades. Where has that money gone? Some of it has been stolen. Last week Barbara … Continue reading The public education racket

Obama declares war on the suburbs

By John Ruberry Obscured by liberal attacks on the Confederate battle flag is the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule announced earlier this month by US Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro. HUD will review racial demographics in suburbs such as mine, Morton Grove, Illinois, and look for what it may view as patterns of segregation. HUD … Continue reading Obama declares war on the suburbs

Cause and Effect Atlanta School Edition

Back in 2010 I was in Atlanta covering the GOP primary fight in GA-4 there was a scandal going on with the school system. District Attorney Gwen Keyes Fleming, who announced the indictments, said Reid manipulated four school projects to benefit Pope, and that Lewis signed off the changes, and that they benefited from gifts of … Continue reading Cause and Effect Atlanta School Edition

Parent, Heal Thyself

by Linda Szugyi My experience with education is a love/hate relationship.  In elementary school, I loved getting 'A's, reading books, and writing poetry.  (I wanted to be a poet when I grew up.)  I remember adoring the standardized test at the end of the year.  It was so exciting:  the solemnity, the necessity of filling the bubbles neatly, the fun … Continue reading Parent, Heal Thyself

History Matters

Nothing influences the decisions we make today more than our understanding of the past.  This influence extends to all aspects of life, from the spiritual and political to the mundane choices we make everyday. Generally speaking, history can be divided into just two categories: the personal and the secondhand stories that society passes down.  The history that … Continue reading History Matters

Morning Joe Catches up with DaTechGuy 27 months later…

Monday on Morning Joe they covered a blockbuster story by Campbell Brown concerning the Teachers Unions in NY: By resisting almost any change aimed at improving our public schools, teachers unions have become a ripe target for reformers across the ideological spectrum. Even Hollywood, famously sympathetic to organized labor, has turned on unions with the … Continue reading Morning Joe Catches up with DaTechGuy 27 months later…

“Priest” vs “Teacher” the difference between a newsworthy story

While I was perusing Stacy McCain's long post on what's been going on while he's been busy in Florida I noticed a particular headline that he highlighted: Accused teacher’s behavior was reported decades ago, students say School officials and Sheriff's Department investigators have said they have no records of anyone complaining about former teacher Mark … Continue reading “Priest” vs “Teacher” the difference between a newsworthy story

Da Rules: No Booze, No Drugs, No sex

For the last 10 years I have had these simple rules in the house for my kids, When I've left the house I've made my boys and their friends repeat it. To some of our friends on the left that might sound old fashioned, a product of my parents being from the 20's but Stacy … Continue reading Da Rules: No Booze, No Drugs, No sex