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New York About to Eliminate Test Meant to See if Teachers Can Read Because RAAAACISM!

March 15, 2017 | Filed Under Budget, Children, Conservatives, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, DOE, Education, Entitlements, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, New York, New York City, Policy, President, Progressives, Public School, Republicans, School Choice, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


New York About to Eliminate Test Meant to See if Teachers Can Read Because RAAAACISM!

-By Warner Todd Huston

There would have been a day when a story saying that teachers were about to be excused from requirements that they be able to read just to avoid charges of racism would have been an entry in an issue of the National Lampoon or even on TheOnion.com. But today, in this day of truly insane liberalism, the idea that liberals don’t care if teachers can read just to avoid charges of racism in hiring is… well, sadly, it’s not even a little surprising.

New York’s Board of Regents is expected to adopt the new recommendation of an education standards task force espousing that the state dump a teacher candidate literacy exam known as the Academic Literacy Skills Test, according to ABC News.

Sadly, that is where we are in the extreme, left-wing state of New York where state education officials are actually contemplating eliminating a reading test to determine if applicants applying for teaching positions can read at sufficient levels.
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School Choice Finally on the Agenda in Illinois

May 26, 2015 | Filed Under Budget, Chicago, Chicago Teachers Union, Children, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Jobs, Liberals, Pensions, Public Employees Unions, Public School, Republicans, School Choice, Senate, Teachers Unions, Unions, Vouchers, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


School Choice Finally on the Agenda in Illinois

-By Warner Todd Huston

The move for school choice is not only growing in Illinois in general but in Chicago in particular as politicians and parents both see the downward spiral of the public education system picking up speed.

With the costs of public education soaring but neither the rates of graduation nor proficiency growing accordingly, parents are desperate to find a way for their children to gain a better education.

The state is pumping millions upon millions into the bottomless pit of education and taxes are edging higher every year to support the spending habit. As an example, Illinois school district U46 (west of Chicago in the Elgin area) has $600 million in bond debt and this is just one of the nearly 700 school districts in Illinois.

So, as the system founders, many experiments have blossomed. We all know that charter schools have grown rapidly in the Chicago area, but there are other schools such as Leo Catholic High School in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood that are serving as perfect examples of school choice. Leo is a prime example of a private high school that is a wildly successful example of education at its finest.

The school is not fully supported financially by the city’s Catholic system but has since 1926 served students as an independent high school operating in what is now one of the city’s most depressed neighborhoods. The school started back when Auburn Gresham was a heavily Irish-Catholic part of the city but now serves an entirely African American student body. (Edit to note: The Archdiocese of Chicago does support Leo and has provided over $2M in direct, financial operating support for the school between 2009 and 2015, but doesn’t pay all the school’s expenses as it does the schools it has direct control over.)

The school has been such a success that for the last six years 100% of its students have been accepted into a college or university and 96 percent have gone on to pursue higher education.
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Racist: Illinois Democrat Calls Bi-Racial Republican a ‘Half’ of a Minority

April 10, 2014 | Filed Under Children, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, GOP, Government, Government Corruption, House of Representatives, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Liberals, Progressives, Public School, Race, Racism, School Choice, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Racist: Illinois Democrat Calls Bi-Racial Republican a ‘Half’ of a Minority

-By Warner Todd Huston

Aurora’s Democrat State Representative, Linda Chapa LaVia, decided to let her racist flag fly on the floor of the House earlier this week when she called a bi-racial Republican a”half” of a minority during a debate on her failed teachers union-backed attempt to harm Illinois’ charter schools.

Chapa LaVia was pleading with the minorities in the chamber telling them that only they really care about education in Illinois when she turned toward her right where Rep. John D. Anthony (R, Morris) was sitting whereupon she slammed him as only “half” a minority.

Of course, even by any measure of the left’s ideas of what a “minority” is ancestors wise Anthony fits the bill. He is part Africa and part Hispanic having a Puerto Rican background. He was a policeman and was elected as a Republican in 2013.

Ah, but there is Chapa LaVia’s racist clap trap coming into play, isn’t it? You see, merely being a Republican is enough for Chapa LaVia to claim that Anthony is only “half” a minority.
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In Bad Faith: The Milwaukee Public Schools Protection Racket

January 30, 2014 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Education, Entitlements, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, Progressives, Public Employees Unions, Public School, School Choice, Taxes, Teachers Unions, Unions, Warner Todd Huston, Wisconsin | Comments Off on


In Bad Faith: The Milwaukee Public Schools Protection Racket

The waste in Milwaukee is a crime, with millions of the tax payers’ money going right out the window for no reason… or IS there a reason. It is being done as a teachers union protection racket, in reality.

Teachers unions need to be eliminated. Not just in Milwaukee. EVERYWHERE!


TN Student Speaks Out About Common Core, Teacher Evaluations, and Educational Data

November 17, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Children, Common Core Curriculum, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, Government, Government Corruption, Liberals, President, Regulation, Republicans, School Choice, Tennessee, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


TN Student Speaks Out About Common Core, Teacher Evaluations, and Educational Data

-By Warner Todd Huston

The lies that is Common Core as elucidated by a high school kid in Tennessee…

“We teach to free minds, we teach to inspire,” not to train for jobs.

This dissertation was brought to you by student Ethan Young and was recorded at the Knox County School Board Regular Meeting
November 6, 2013.

For a list of Anti-Common Core Facebook groups arranged by state CLICK HERE .
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Common Core: New Education Program Teaches Kids That ‘Commands’ of Government ‘Must Be Obeyed’

November 9, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Children, Common Core Curriculum, Communism, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, Government, Liberals, President, Progressives, Regulation, School Choice, Socialism, Vouchers, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Common Core: New Education Program Teaches Kids That ‘Commands’ of Government ‘Must Be Obeyed’

-By Warner Todd Huston

Liberals and misguided establishment Republicans (like Florida’s Jeb Bush) are pushing a new education program called Common Core, a policy that will do no less than spit out good little government automatons. But it isn’t just this new scheme of education. It’s been happening for years and all over. Commons Core just accelerates it. We are getting more evidence of this every day and this week we find our schools are teaching kids that government officials must never be questioned. So much for government being our servants.

Fox News for instance, recently reported that Common Core is being criticized for slipping left-wing political ideals into its so-called educational curriculum.

Apparently one English exercise in New Jersey is teaching kids that the government must not be questioned. In the exercise, Kids are being tasked with correcting the grammar in sentences, but it isn’t the task that is at issue it is the sentiment in the sentences that is the problem.

Two of the sentences read, “The President makes sure the laws of the country are fair” and “The commands of government officials must be obeyed at all times.” These sentences are in an exercise titled “Hold the Flag High.”
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Washington Post Slams Obama for wanting to ‘Trap Poor, Black Children’ in Bad Schools

September 10, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Children, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, Government, Liberals, President, Progressives, School Choice, Vouchers, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Washington Post Slams Obama for wanting to ‘Trap Poor, Black Children’ in Bad Schools

-By Warner Todd Huston

The President’s Department of Justice is taking the State of Louisiana to court over its school voucher program and the lawsuit is such a bad idea that even the left-wing Washington Post is criticizing the administration for the slight, saying that AG Holder wants to “trap poor, black children in ineffective schools.”

The Post begins its editorial board September 1 piece pointing out that “nine of 10 Louisiana children who receive vouchers to attend private schools are black. All are poor and, if not for the state assistance, would be consigned to low-performing or failing schools with little chance of learning the skills they will need to succeed as adults.”

But what the editorial board says in its next sentences is shocking for a paper that generally supports the left.

“So it’s bewildering, if not downright perverse,” the paper says, “for the Obama administration to use the banner of civil rights to bring a misguided suit that would block these disadvantaged students from getting the better educational opportunities they are due.”
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Obama Trying to Deport Homeschooling Family

March 12, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Bill of Rights, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, DOE, Education, Eric Holder, Ethics, Germany, Home Schooling, Liberals, President, Progressives, School Choice, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

In 2010 a federal immigration judge awarded political asylum to a family whose German government was persecuting for having the temerity to homeschool their children. Now, three years later, the Obama administration seems poised to reverse that decision and deport the family back to Germany.

Uwe Romeike, his wife, and children were told that they could stay as legal residents in Morrisstown, Tennessee, when the family moved there in 2008 after being threatened by German authorities because they homeschooled their children instead of sending them to government schools.

In 2010, Mr. Romeike told reporters that, “I think it’s important for parents to have the freedom to choose the way their children can be taught.”

German authorities felt differently, though. The Romeikes were threatened with jail in the homeland unless they ceased homeschooling and turned their children over to the state.
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Exposing a 40-Year Education Crime: Why California Needs School Choice

January 28, 2012 | Filed Under Budget, Business, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, Jobs, Larry Sand, Liberals, Los Angeles, Public Employees Unions, School Choice, Taxes, Teachers Unions, Unions | Comments Off on


Exposing a 40-Year Education Crime: Why California Needs School Choice

-By Larry Sand

Busting LAUSD and every other school district in the state for negligence should help kids, but it’s anyone’s guess as to when. In the meantime, giving families more educational options would be a great help, but don’t hold your breath, California.

With National School Choice Week underway, we see many positive things happening across the country. In states like New Jersey and Louisiana, governors are taking the lead in proposing ways to break the devastating monopoly that government run schools – their educrat leaders, corrupt and/or inept school boards and the powerful teachers unions — have held for far too long.

As an example of Big Education gone bad, I write in City Journal about a crime that has been perpetrated on the children of California for 40 years and the lawsuit that addresses it:
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Restoring American Exceptionalism – Chicago Townhall

January 24, 2012 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Chicago, Children, Congress, Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Ethics, GOP, Government, House of Representatives, Jobs, Liberals, President, Public Employees Unions, Radio, Republicans, Rights, School Choice, Senate, Talk Radio, Taxes, Teachers Unions, Unions, Vouchers, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Restoring American Exceptionalism – Chicago Townhall

-By Warner Todd Huston

I just got back from a wonderful evening taking school choice at the Restoring American Exceptionalism, Chicago Townhall. In attendance were radio talk show host Michael Medved, Fox News contributor Juan Williams, and Dr. Paul Worfel, Director of Education of Trinity International University. The discussion was moderated by John Tillman of the Illinois Policy Institute.

The event was sponsored by National School Choice Week, an effort by Americans for Prosperity, and is one of many events being held across the country to encourage parents, legislators, and activists to work toward allowing parents a choice in their children’s education. Co-sponsors were Townhall.com, Salem Radio Networks, and Chicago’s WIND Radio, AM 560

Arriving at the sprawling campus of Trinity International University of Deerfield, Illinois, the biting cold outside was quickly forgotten by the warm reception all received by the event staff. The program started promptly with an introduction by local radio host Big John Howell of AM 560, WIND radio who turned the program over to John Tillman of the Illinois Policy Institute.

The night’s debate was nicely balanced from right, center and left with a panel featuring the conservative side of the debate on education represented by talk show host Michael Medved, the center represented by Fox News contributor Juan Williams, and the more traditional educrat’s position taken by Dr. Worfel.

I won’t repeat the whole discussion, but here are some of the more interesting (and some might say provocative) highlights.
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