Here are the Blogs in the Education category.
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Monday, 20 May 2019
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One Sullivan County School Board member is opposing the body’s planned adoption tonight of a social studies textbook that says the God of Christianity is the same as Islam’s Allah, while CAIR is calling on Muslims to pack the board room. Jane Thomas told the Kingsport Times-News that the seventh-grade ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/20/2019 10:58 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 20 May 2019
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ANN ARBOR, MI – As a Christian and 11th-grader at La Plata High School in Maryland, Caleigh Wood was taught that “Most Muslims’ faith is stronger than the average Christian.”  She was also required to profess in writing, the Islamic conversion creed, “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/20/2019 10:55 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 20 May 2019
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The declarations could have been made by an imam in a mosque sermon.  “Most Muslims’ faith is stronger than the average Christian.” “Islam at heart is a peaceful religion.” Jihad is a “personal struggle in devotion to Islam, especially involving spiritual discipline.” “To Muslims, Allah ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/20/2019 10:53 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Friday, 10 May 2019
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Alec McKinney, who has been identified as one of the two students accused in the mass shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Douglas County, Colorado, railed about “STEM kids” on social media and was, according to The Denver Channel transgender and transitioning from female to male. The shooting ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/10/2019 8:58 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Friday, 10 May 2019
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Devon Erickson, an 18-year-old high school student who has worked as a youth actor in Colorado, was identified by authorities as one of the two shooters accused of wounding nine students in a K-12 STEM school located in Douglas County. One of those students, 18-year-old Kendrick Castillo, died heroically ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/10/2019 8:51 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Friday, 10 May 2019
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Colorado students walked out of an event billed as a vigil for Kendrick Castillo, an 18-year-old killed in a shooting at his school on Tuesday, when prominent speakers attempted to turn it into a rally for gun control. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) and Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colorado) each took a turn ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/10/2019 8:49 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Friday, 10 May 2019
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A robotics aficionado. A lover of fishing, hunting and automobiles. And a hero whose father says threw himself at an armed student so his classmates could live. The father of the 18-year-old killed at STEM School Highlands Ranch on Tuesday confirmed to The Denver Post that his son, Kendrick Castillo, ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/10/2019 8:48 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Friday, 15 March 2019
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An education news organization called The 74 (heavily funded by the Gates Foundation) recently jumped on the bandwagon for so-called social-emotional learning (SEL). This supposedly objective news source found little reason for skepticism about implementing SEL, as long as teachers are given sufficient ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/15/2019 9:11 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Friday, 15 March 2019
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MARCH 19, 2018 BY NANCY BAILEY Why would parents and teachers, tired of high-stakes testing in their public schools, wish to sign onto more assessment that tests, tracks, and profiles their child’s behavior online? Good teachers have always built social skills into their classes. Helping children ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/15/2019 9:09 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Friday, 15 March 2019
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BOSTON – Social-emotional learning (SEL) has been billed as a transformational tool that will propel students to greater academic achievement and personal fulfillment.  Unfortunately, as a new Pioneer Institute study makes clear, the research evidence to back up these claims is thin and unpersuasive. ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/15/2019 9:08 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 4 March 2019
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Democrats aim to nationalize not only the economy, but also families. Presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris have both publicly endorsed socialized child care. Warren’s plan is supposedly funded by (what else) wealth confiscation — but only from “the rich,” so don’t worry, everybody. ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/04/2019 2:37 PM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 18 February 2019
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The Common Core teaching methods pushed by the Obama Administration are continuing to show failure as math scores hit a record 20-year low and show no signs of improving. Former President Obama forced schools in the US to adopt the controversial teaching method, yet teachers are reporting a significant ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/18/2019 9:52 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 18 February 2019
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Newly released data detailing how ready Tennessee students are for college paint a grim picture of the state's continued challenges in improving K-12 education. The data, released to the state Senate Education Committee at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and obtained by the USA TODAY NETWORK - Tennessee, tally college ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/18/2019 9:51 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 18 February 2019
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An education analyst who says the Common Core Standards have been the “worst large-scale educational failure in 40 years” told Breitbart News the business community especially propped up the education reform, primarily to provide basic skills to immigrant workers. “A lot of people don’t realize the ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/18/2019 9:49 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 18 February 2019
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A school in Florida has soared to the number one position in the State’s top schools list, after it ditched the Common Core program in favor of traditional teaching methods, according to government statistics. The charter school, Mason Classical Academy, in Naples, Florida, decided against forcing ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/18/2019 9:46 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Tuesday, 12 February 2019
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    Common Core sucked all the energy, money, and motivation right out of desperately needed potential reforms to U.S. public schools for a decade, and for nothing. By Joy Pullmann NOVEMBER 5, 2018 It’s been about nine years since the Obama administration lured states into adopting Common ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/12/2019 5:42 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Thursday, 10 January 2019
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Critics of the public school system, myself included, often disparage government schools for failing to teach kids. Yes, it’s alarming U.S. students continue to lag academically behind their international peers (only about one-third of high school graduates are prepared for college), and it’s pathetic ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/10/2019 8:49 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Thursday, 10 January 2019
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As the Tennessee Department of Education prepares to roll out new academic standards in math, English, social studies and science, it’s turning attention to creating the state’s first-ever set of standards in a completely new arena — social and emotional learning. Tennessee will spend the next year ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/10/2019 8:47 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Thursday, 10 January 2019
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Have public schools run their course? Just asking that question will irritate a lot of people, Christians included. But I think we have to ask the question, given an announcement last week by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce relative to what it wants from public education. Those who don’t ask and answer ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/10/2019 8:45 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Thursday, 10 January 2019
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Poverty, lack of food, traumatic events. These and many others are negative experiences that a large portion of Metro Nashville Public Schools' 85,300 students brings with them into the classroom every day. Framed by the question of what students need to be successful in the classroom, the Nashville ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/10/2019 8:42 AM by Bobbie Patray
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