Cognitive Privilege … Excuse de Jour

Here we go again. Progressive-liberal nonsense de jour. Remember this Obama thud? ... "... if you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own." That sort of garbage logic is still around ... polluting circumstances of all sorts ... excusing ne'er-do-wells and the profoundly lazy from any kind of responsible acceptance of their own … Continue reading Cognitive Privilege … Excuse de Jour

The Gov’s Father – Family Dynasty

“Confidence is a nice suit. Arrogance is the same suit … with suspenders, Italian loafers, and gold cuff links.” Meet Andrew Cuomo. Governor of New York. Well tailored in arrogance. Not quite content with a modest marker for his father’s grave, he’s decided on a three mile long masterwork … across the Hudson River … … Continue reading The Gov’s Father – Family Dynasty

Dear Mr. President

I don’t know how to speak with a president … but I can speak well enough with any father. So, let us speak as fathers … and of the dreams we dream for our own children. And we should also speak of patience … and promises. My own children are grown and flown … like … Continue reading Dear Mr. President

One Mother’s Journey

Guest Post from Melissa Cortright Newmaster, Pennsylvania. Here's her story... One Mother's Journey. "Oh...I’ve been a busy bee. My work is almost done here in my school district. This past Tuesday was School board election night. This is the second and the last time I will help clean out the board room. Clean sweep. No incumbents … Continue reading One Mother’s Journey


“Once … while with friends … I was asked what was the  most significant thing I'd ever done in my life. It was a quick answer. Right to the point … ‘Being a Marine and leading men in combat’ ..." Ten thousand six hundred nineteen miles is a long way. 

But it’s not so long … Continue reading COMING HOME

Cardboard Children

Check your child for neck bolts … the educational Frankensteins are at it again. Forget geography, composition, and math … school is now all about feelings. And emotions. And attitudes. It’s the hot-rage in education … the creepy premise that schools can instill acceptable human emotions and reactions in your child because … I guess … Continue reading Cardboard Children

Bad Decisions Make Bad Stories

Bad decisions make bad stories. Is anyone floored that schools are the new mother-lode for slobbering hedge-funders and tech magnates? Big Banks, Big Pharma, Big Oil … move on ... it’s Big Ed Tech's turn. "Silicon Valley is going all out to own America’s school computer-and-software market, projected to reach $21 billion in sales by … Continue reading Bad Decisions Make Bad Stories

The Archfiend DeVos

Stand back! Exploding heads! For public education, there are two certainties: Seismic changes are underway … and Betsy DeVos will be blamed for all of it. The anti-DeVos psychotics are relentless. Their opposition is now more reflexive than anything else. They've been pavloved into rage ... howling at any mention of DeVos. It's become a … Continue reading The Archfiend DeVos

National Database Clearinghouse: Google Pizza Runs Your Life

Guest Post; The following CALLER & GOOGLE excerpt has been floating in cyberspace with different versions since 2007. Original author unknown. The final paragraph was added by Michelle as a timely reminder that should probably be sent to Federal Legislators and State Boards of Education and perhaps local boards. Maybe they will care when this … Continue reading National Database Clearinghouse: Google Pizza Runs Your Life

The Underoo Army Threatens America

            They've been all talk, no action for the longest time ...   Everyone's seen them ... street-cloggers dashing around in Road Warrior costumes … pounding garbage-pail tops with Fisher-Price drumsticks … armored in kiddie shoulder pads and clowned-up in goofy swim goggles ... as though they’re seriously-mad soldiers of … Continue reading The Underoo Army Threatens America