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Teachers’ Unions protecting public education is no different than Papa John’s claiming they are a “Better Pizza”

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When given the chance, most parents will do what it takes to give their children a better education.  Many of them will send them to a private school or even homeschool, should their local public education institution fail to equip the children with the skills needed to be fully functional.  The public school institution, just like any other institution, needs to continue to sell the soap and/or prove that it needs to be supported by any means necessary.

Can’t blame the teachers’ unions for their passion to thwart choice and competition.  They need the monopoly in order to exist and serve its purpose for better or worse (or more towards the later).  Funny thing is, public school teachers know their system is a disaster and many of them send their own children to private schools.  Can’t blame them for that, or the fact they have to sell the system like Papa John’s has to forever tell you that their pizza is better than Pizza Hut and Domino’s.  After all, the latter two are trying to tell you that Papa is full of it, in their own ways.  No different than Walmart vs. Target, JC Penney’s vs. Kohl’s, Home Depot vs. Lowe’s, Kroger’s vs. Albertson’s, etc.  The only difference is that the public schools can suck the taxpayers’ money to the point in which parents have no choice but their local public school.

Meanwhile, these public school teachers can reap the rewards of job security and benefits, even if too many children slip through the cracks.  No different than making an omelet… you know, “break a few eggs?”  Those children will have a hard knock life, but I got mine.  Sucks to be you, tough luck kid… now move along, I have a life to live.  I really hate those kinds of people.  That is the problem and government only makes the problem worse.

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Demand for Private Schools Is Up

http://www.insidesources.com/demand-private-schools/“Between 2013 and 2015, enrollment at private schools increased 7 percent nationally, according to a biennial count of private school students released in August by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics,” the Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina, reported in October. “That continued the positive trend that started with a 2 percent increase from 2011 to 2013.”

The National Center for Education Statistics report coincides with a survey released this week by EdChoice, which found the “schooling options military parents are able to access now don’t match what they want for their children.” When military parents are informed about school choice programs, the survey results show “support for those programs increases dramatically.”

Debunking Five Common Myths About School Choice

http://www.maciverinstitute.com/2013/05/debunking-five-common-myths-about-school-choice/Recently, Step Up for Public Schools (SUPS) released a pamphlet titled “The Truth about Vouchers and Privately Run Charters.” Unfortunately, a better title for their flier would have been “Half-Truths.” SUPS raises several tired talking points about school choice in Wisconsin that have been repeatedly debated, disproven, and regurgitated over more than two decades of voucher discussion.

Today, we’ll break down their “Fast Facts” on how the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program and the Parental Private School Choice Program (Racine) have affected education in the Badger State. While there are also some interesting statements about non-instrumentality charter schools (the same schools that regularly outscore both regular public schools and instrumentality charter schools in Milwaukee, we’ll save that for another day. Let’s look at what the SUPS has to say about Wisconsin’s voucher programs.

Someone who wants to be a voice for liberty and freedom. Telecom (Radio/TV) Pikes Peak Community College 1993-1998, BS Journalism, minor Political Science, Colorado State University-Pueblo 1999-2004

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Donate, then don’t be heard: God and man both under attack at Yale

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Donate then dont be heard God and man both under attack at Yale

The Bible doesn’t affirm the right to life or prohibit abortion, says a Yale Divinity School professor in disputing that the Bible contains the “major theses of religious conservatives.”

These are not provocative statements by an obscure grad student desperate to get tenure as a professor. These are the claims of a Yale Divinity School professor, made in a recent podcast that Yale University sent out to its alums under the teaser, “Is The Bible Relevant For Today?”

John Collins, Professor of Old Testament Criticism at the Yale Divinity School, declares he does “remedial education” for the religious, rushing to attack religious conservatives and specifically Christians:

“Biblical values are not what most people think they are…most people think that the Bible is very rigid and that it propounds the favorite theses of religious conservatives both Catholic and Protestant…”

Collins, a former Roman Catholic priest from the Order of the Holy Ghost Fathers, then declared war on the unborn.

“Does the Bible affirm a right to life,” the Yale professor asked, rhetorically, then answering: “[A]nd, of course, it doesn’t.”

Collins went further, claiming the Bible does not prohibit abortion because it “doesn’t actually address the question,” nor does it prohibit homosexuality because “it says very little about” it.

The Yale professor, who claims to have rejected the chance to work on Mel Gibson’s “Passion of the Christ” after reading just a few pages of the script, described his academic work as studying the Bible “historically” by “try[ing] to imagine a real life situation in which this might have happened.”

“People think they know what’s in the Bible and so they project onto it what they would like it to say” so Collins likes to “scrape off some of the varnish and get back to the real thing.” This is a constant theme from Collins, distinguishing between the Bible is silent on bedrock tenets of Christian faith but, not surprisingly, on current targets of the Campus Far Left. “[G]reed and abuse of power” are the major problems in the Old Testament, which, he said, “you could take it down to Wall Street.”

Yet the historical context Collins relies upon seems quite selective. Most (if not all) of human civilization in the time of Christ was rudimentary and barely above barbaric level, hardly resembling anything like the orderly civil societies of today. Collins attacks “faith” while exalting “evidence,” yet he appears to suggest an anthropological approach to the Bible. Combined with an approach which requires “evidence” to support any tenet of Christian doctrine, Collins implies that “Biblical values” don’t include Christ, but cover everything else within the wide range of then-contemporary “human nature.”

That would include, of course, Sodom and Gomorrah.

In short, at Yale, it’s “anything goes.” As long as the Campus Pharisees approve.

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Three dead in New Mexico school shooting

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Three dead in New Mexico school shooting

Two students and the alleged shooter are dead after a shooting at Aztec High School in New Mexico this morning. The school is in the Four Corners region near the Navajo Nation.

“It’s tragic when our children are harmed in violent ways especially on school campuses. We express our condolences to those families who have been harmed,” Russell Begaye, president of the Navajo Nation, said in a press release.

Details are still coming in. We will update this story regularly.

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New Mexico school shooting results in two students killed, gunman dead

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/12/07/several-wounded-after-shooting-at-new-mexico-school-reports-say.htmlTwo students were killed when a gunman opened fire at a northern New Mexico high school Thursday morning, law enforcement officials said.

The suspected gunman was also killed, a spokesman for the New Mexico State Police told Fox News. It’s unclear how the gunman died or what the motive for the attack may have been.

2 students killed in Aztec school shooting | KRQE News 13

http://krqe.com/2017/12/07/police-responding-to-school-shooting-at-aztec-high-school/Two students are dead, the shooter is dead as well. There are no other injuries reported. According to the San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, no injured people have been transported from Aztec High School.

Earlier deputies and Lt. Kyle Lincoln from the San Juan County Sheriff Department cleared the building and actively searched the school.

San Juan County Sheriff’s Office has asked parents of Aztec High School to pick up their kids at Mcgee Park at noon.

A former Aztec school board member who went by the scene shortly after it unfolded says this is absolutely unheard of in their small community.

“Tragically the horrors that visited many other communities have come to roost here in Aztec,” Michael Padilla said. He also called the scene chaotic and said there was a massive law enforcement presence.

Aztec High School shooting: Latest news from New Mexico today – CBS News

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/aztec-high-school-shooting-today-in-new-mexico-live-updating/The New Mexico State Police were taking over the investigation. Federal authorities were also investigating what led to the shooting.

Other schools in the area also were locked down as a precaution. Authorities say it could be a few hours before the lockdowns are lifted.

A crowd of nervous parents gathered at Aztec City Hall to wait for more information as officers tried to reassure them about the safety of their children.

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The millennials may not be the die hard socialists that some of us think they are

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The millennials may not be the die hard socialists that some of us think they are

I highlighted a story from the Washington Examiner that showed how the millennials will be the useful idiots for the progressive socialists.  While I still believe that to be the case and that their minds are impressionable to bad ideas, this story from The Daily Wire shows another part of the story.

While they may have been cheated out of a good education, the fact of the matter is that the private markets are indeed rigged against them.  However, they have not been taught correctly about how positive free market (I repeat Free Market) capitalism can benefit the “rising generation” as Mark Levin likes to call millennials.

I still caution you that our public schools are still full of adults that want to indoctrinate its students into the worldviews of Karl Marx and his kindred.  Popular and not so popular.  The millennials may be useful idiots, but if they find out you’re using them, they will turn on you.  Let us expose how progressives are using them and lead to them to a better way to truly make America great again…and not just a campaign slogan for Donald Trump to use to win the Oval Office.

Millennial Marxists? Not So Fast

http://www.dailywire.com/news/24360/millennial-marxists-not-so-fast-carrie-sheffieldYoung Americans are increasingly cold toward capitalism. According to the YouGov/Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation’s Annual Report on U.S. Attitudes Toward Socialism, 44% of millennials would prefer to live in a socialist country, while another 14% are partial to communism or fascism. Just 42% would opt for a capitalist country like the one we all live in.

Does this mean that we millennials are budding Trotskyites, eager to launch the worker’s revolution?

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