Tag: education

Betsy DeVos, A pop up and cursive education

Betsy DeVos, A pop up and cursive education

First off this brings up an issue I had not thought about before. With the coming death of cursive, how will we be signing our names? Betsy DeVos along with Jeff Sessions, Tom Price, Ben Carson, Rick Perry and Scott Pruitt are Trump’s Six Horseman of the Apocalypse to the posts they command.  All hardcore…

We don’t need no education

We don't need no education

I have always hated the lyrics to that song by Pink Floyd. Colored my view negatively on everything they have done. But boy when I first heard “Where you going with that ax Eugene” I was very impressed until the mushrooms wore off. Speaking of bad songs and mushrooms… Long ago having tossed down too…

Charter Schools, the Wild West of Education – John Oliver

John Oliver’s piece on charter schools is an eye-opening expose’ of the publicly funded, privately run schools which are often so irregularly regulated that they become cash cows for crooks. Oliver provides humor, but he doesn’t fail to indict those who are the worst offenders. Of course, the students are ultimately robbed, but each student…

Unpaid Teachers Stage Sickouts in Detroit – Seth Meyers

Seth Meyers takes a closer look at yet another sickout by Detroit teachers, this time they refuse to work for free after Michigan spent $30 million of their own funds!  Where is their dedication, hey? Students, whose water is poisoned, can’t attend school because of government theft and neglect. This is such a ‘third-world’ crisis…

Common Core for Dummies, Beeler cartoon

The first thing to keep in mind about COMMON CORE is that it is only about math and reading; not evolution, politics, global warming, science or multiculturalism. The second thing to remember is there is one name attached to COMMON CORE more than any other, Bill Gates. It’s sponsors also include the national Chamber of Commerce,…