Category Archives: education

The Science Says it’s Safe to Open Schools

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The science says it’s safe to open schools – with certain precautions. But thanks to teachers unions, President Biden can’t hear what The Science is saying.

Decisions, Decisions for the Big 10

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More decisions for the Big 10.

The Ohio State-Michigan game won’t be played for the first time since 1917. Then it was WW I. Now it’s Covid 19.

The Big Ten announced a schedule in August but cancelled the season five days later. But then it noticed everybody else was playing so it reversed course.

They Buckeyes have only played five games and they’re undefeated. But the conference required a minimum of six games to qualify for the Big 10 championship.

No problem, the league decided to change that rule too. Ohio State will play Northwestern on Dec. 19 for the Big 10 championship.

It’s all very upsetting to Dabo Swinney.

No College Football for You and put that Mask back on

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No college football for you. And if you’re a Badger don’t go on zoom without a mask. There will be no return to normal for quite some time. The Big Ten and Pac-12 pulled a Lucy and yanked the ball away as the college football season was about to kick off.

Teachers Unions and Charter Schools

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Thomas Sowell has a new book out – “Charter Schools and Their Enemies.

In a recent WSJ op-ed he says black and Hispanic students in New York City charter schools outperform public school students. And teachers unions fear charter schools for good reason:

Teachers unions and traditional public school administrators have every reason to fear charter schools. In 2019 there were more than 50,000 New York City students on waiting lists to transfer to charter schools.

If that many students were allowed to transfer, in a city where expenditures per pupil are more than $20,000 a year, the result wold be that more than a billion dollars year would transfer with them to charter schools.

Thomas Sowwell

The Elian Gonzales Learn to Read Program

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Five year old Elian Gonzales escaped from Cuba on a raft with his mother 20 years ago. His mother drowned but Elian made it to Miami Beach. Relatives took Elian in and cared for him. But Elian’s escape displeased Fidel Castro and became an international incident. So Attorney General Janet Reno sent him back. At gunpoint.

What’s that got to do with Bernie Sanders? Well, Bernie recently praised Castro’s Cuban literacy program. While disavowing authoritarian behavior he allowed, “I think teaching people to read is a good thing.”