Another attempt to redistribute state school funding sources

Let’s take a look at today’s Rockford Register Star’s My View column written by the IEA president, Cinda Klickna discussing the cuts being made in Chicago’s school budget and the fact that our state schools are underfunded and inequitable using the unfair local property tax. The complaint is that Chicago Public schools are laying off teachers and support staff, and the usual, it’s hurting the children. It’s hurting the union members much more. The student teacher ratio in Chicago Public Schools was 20...

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Teacher violates student’s rights of free speech and religion

It’s not as if Detroit doesn’t have enough problems, now the president of the Howell Education Association, Jay McDowell, a progressive economics teacher, kicked a student out of class after the teen made a comment against homosexuality during the high school anti-bullying day. The student simply said that being gay was against his beliefs and the teaching of his religion and he could not condone the behavior. The teacher said his speech was a form of bullying and asked the student to leave the classroom or face suspension....

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DOJ continues building road blocks against school vouchers

Idaho School Choice has established a statewide educational pilot program that utilizes the belief that students should master each level of content before moving to the next. Now there is an original concept we should use in all U.S. schools – it would prevent half the students graduating from high school that can’t read or do math. at a college level. Excerpt: The Khan Academy is an online-based curriculum in which students watch lectures from home and attend school to do homework and gain one-on-one instruction from teachers....

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Honors program cancelled because of others feelings

Today, “everyone wins” regardless of effort or results. There are no losers, there are no winners because competition itself is losing to politically correct motives. Today, inclusiveness is the winner ! Look no further than a school principal unilaterally cancelling an Honors Night program for academic achievement deciding that competition should play second fiddle to the “feelings” of those students who didn’t make the grade. Excerpt: A Massachusetts school principal has cancelled his school’s Honors Night in...

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Obama seeks college vote, skipping effects of national debt

A quote making the rounds on the internet from an observer sums up Obama’s campaign strategy, as follows: “Apparently, I’m supposed to be more angry about what Mitt Romney does with his own money, than what Barack Obama does with mine.” Obama is now seeking the young college vote by going from campus to campus telling the students how he understands their growing student loan debt, which averages somewhere around $25,000 and is nearing a total of almost one trillion dollars and how Obama will fix it all by lower...

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