Sticks and Stones

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It Doesn’t Take a Saint

by Kung Fu Zu • Sometimes saints wear bowling shoes

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The Ministry of Grievances

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How Schools Hold Children Down

Gulliverby Bruce Price   12/11/13
Behold the mighty Gulliver, in the prime of his life held down by a few dozen strands. This has always been an arresting image. It seems paradoxical that such little ropes could restrain this gigantic creature. But let’s imagine that instead of rope tied to pegs, we use piano wire secured to metal beams. More » • (819 views)

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How One Person Can Change the World

JerrolLeBaronby Bruce Price   12/10/13
Here’s the story of a man who decided: “This needs doing, and I’m doing it.” All too often, Congress (and the states) vote on bills that no one has read. Most infamously, Obama’s healthcare bill was 2400 pages long and we still don’t know what it says. More » • (1355 views)

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The Efficient Path to Education Reform

RottenAppleby Bruce Price   12/10/13
We hear the same debates over and over, year after year, leading nowhere. Why is there so little progress? It almost seems that no one analyzing the public schools has grasped the essential problem. More » • (827 views)

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American Newspapers Seem to Have a Death Wish

RottenAppleby Bruce Price   12/10/13
American newspapers don’t aggressively support literacy. That is killing them; and it’s killing us. Wouldn’t you think that newspapers would scream and holler in every possible way to make the public schools do a better job with reading? More » • (10727 views)

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Dictators Don’t Need Readers

RottenAppleby Bruce Price   12/10/13
Sight-Words Remain Biggest Problem in Education  •  Ever since progressive educators introduced sight-words into American public schools in 1930, the country has been wracked by high levels of illiteracy. It is not just a useless pedagogy, it is a dangerous pedagogy because it creates cognitive damage such as dyslexia and ADHD. More » • (849 views)

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Movie Review: Parkland

Parklandby Brad Nelson   12/9/13
And odd little movie that has Seinfeldian implications of being “a movie about nothing.” But there is, of course, nothing funny about the events surrounding Parkland Hospital in November of 1963. More » • (955 views)

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Cultural Literacy

RottenAppleby Bruce Price   12/9/13
It’s a pattern for almost 100 years. The so-called professional educators, the Education Establishment, are good at creating unworkable methods based on goofy sophistical theories. (The good developments in education don’t come from these people.) More » • (1540 views)

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The Main Stream Harlot

HarlotThumbby Glenn Fairman   12/9/13
Having jumped impeccably through every hoop while conspiring to wipe clean every paper trail leading away from their Favorite Son’s fetid cul-de-sac of treachery and Post-American stratagems, the Main Stream Harlots have indeed morphed into a Fifth Column phalanx of state sponsored power More » • (836 views)

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The Truth of the Matter

HandleTheTruth2by Deana Chadwell    12/8/13
You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free. — John 8:32  •  And what happens when a society does not know the truth? How important is truth to the function of a people? More » • (1089 views)

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Nelson Mandela

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu   12/7/13
Nelson Mandela died Friday and since that day, there have been almost non-stop exaltations of the man from various pundits and news outlets around the world. Like many politicians who live to extreme old age after leaving office, Mandela’s image has gained from the fact that much of his life’s story is forgotten. More » • (1743 views)

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Band-Aids for Nihilism

nihilism2by Glenn Fairman   12/7/13
Should we be surprised that a large segment of a culture that has divorced itself from the traditions and moral norms of Judeo-Christendom should go haywire and engage in self-destructive and socially pathological actions? More » • (965 views)

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Just One Fact Each Day

RottenAppleby Bruce Price   12/6/13
It’s generally agreed that the public schools are sub-par and could be much improved. But how? More » • (718 views)

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