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Flat-earthers….

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I have always thought members of the Flat Earth Society were eccentric and rather odd,  but amusing.   I am out of patience with them now.  Have  none of them  ever stood on an ocean beach and wondered why they could not see land on the far side?   Does the gentleman mentioned in the article even know what a curve does?  Apparently not.  Why has no one asked him why he can’t see both sides of a ball simultaneously?   I realize it has been decades since a child could actually get a decent education in  public school,  but apparently they now also bore all semblance of common sense out of children as well.

 

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November 19, 2019 at 1:26 pm

Black teacher wins…

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Aaron Benner won a sizeable settlement from the St. Paul, MN School District last week  over its retaliation  for his speaking out against its race-based student discipline policies.   The discipline policies, approved by then-Superintendent Valeria Silva and promoted by Pres. Obama,  aimed to reduce suspensions of black students by lowering the expectations for behavior and increasing the threshold for suspensions, something Benner repeatedly, publicly argued was against the best interests of black students.

The “restorative justice” approach to student discipline came with  “white privilege” teacher training sessions costing  district taxpayers over $3 million. The sessions focused on the “white privilege” theory that the public education system is hopelessly stacked against black students,  who shouldn’t be held accountable for poor academics or bad behavior.

My hat is off to this brave and wonderfully stubborn young man who has saved so many students from the hideous abuse of public education run by fools.   The District is of course whining that it did nothing wrong.

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September 27, 2019 at 11:18 am

Larceny and lying…

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Those are the two things  these parents  are teaching their offspring.  They have probably also taught them that whining and victimhood bring rewards and fewer criticisms.  On the other hand my kith and kin are equipped to make their own way in life.  Some earn a college degree,  some find trade school more to their liking.  They don’t expect the government or the taxpayers to fund their career choices or their lives.   My independent darlings will compete with these poor kids and they will mop the floor with them.

The more of them go to top colleges and take up space,  the more damage they will do to those establishments and the less a college degree will mean in anything except hard sciences.    I worked for an assortment of companies with top management people holding business degrees from three different Ivy League schools.  I knew more about corporate governance than all three of them put together.

 

 

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August 3, 2019 at 3:16 pm

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Crying rooms aren’t enough?

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Oh,  wait.   Now you  have donkeys to help you cope with stress,  and crying rooms you can hide in when you still fail miserably.   Over the last few years,  furry and feathered friends of various sorts have appeared on campus at a number of colleges before exam week.  Students seem to think it’s a great idea.

My parents wouldn’t have minded if I had paused to pet someone’s dog,  but I expect spending study time with a therapy donkey would have resulted in a thunderous “Why aren’t you studying?!” from them.  If I had gone to a crying room, they would have disowned me.  If you are still having crying jags and the soft equivalent of temper tantrums at age 18,  you are a warped snowflake and quite possibly will never catch up.  That is great news for my young family members who will be competing against you for the rest of your unhappy life.

 

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May 9, 2019 at 2:54 pm

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Are millennials dumb, or what?

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I realize the U.S. education system is mostly progressive indoctrination and a little education, but I have explained the  Bill  of Rights   to an eight-year-old and he gets it.   We’re halfway through the Constitution, and he seems to grasp it quite well.   What the hell is wrong with these unthinking slugs?   People whose first language is not English manage daily to catch on to the meaning of our most important documents.

 

 

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August 9, 2018 at 2:56 pm

Only in Chicago…

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…is  someone accused of murder  still allowed  to teach.   The school district now claims the teacher has been on leave since February,  as if that makes it OK for the man to have spent one minute in a classroom since being charged.

 

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May 10, 2018 at 3:07 pm

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Cry closet?

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If you must have access to a  cry closet  during final exams,  you are not only a pathetic college student,  but also a rather pitiful human being.    How on earth can a sobbing student function in the real world,  competing against people made of far sturdier stuff?

Does the University of Utah want these poor creatures to fail when they graduate,  or  is it unconcerned with whether they fail even sooner?

 

 

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April 27, 2018 at 3:41 pm

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