Daily Archives: October 1, 2014

Common Core: Making subtraction as confusing as possible

Common Core Making subtraction as confusing as possible

Common Core counting the counting up method

I cannot help but wonder if the point of this demonic teaching method is to ensure that American public school children are turned into resentful and ignorant adults. It makes sense if your goal is to ensure that the United States becomes yet another impoverished nation with virtually no middle class.

Communism cannot exist where there is a strong middle class. How better to destroy OUR middle class than to destroy the public education system that has worked so well at allowing the kids of ordinary folks to develop their entrepreneurial spirit, invent cool things and create lots of jobs and products that make people’s lives better?

Communism is just Feudalism writ large, a political-economic system in which the top 2% keep all the wealth, education, health care and weapons to themselves, so they can exercise total control over the 98% who serve them.  (Trust me … the Obama girls are no more being force fed Common Crap in their pricey private school than they are being force fed the tasteless lunches their mommy insists are so necessary for public school kids.)

One school district tried to impose Common Core on homeschoolers, despite the fact that the state’s law has no such requirement. Fortunately, the parents got the Home School Legal Defense Association to force the district to back off. I wonder how many minutes it will be before that state’s Democrat majority leadership changes the law to include “and homeschoolers” in the Common Core mandate.

Doesn’t it strike you as very ODD that the Left is so PROCHOICE about killing kids in the womb, but totally ANTICHOICE about how the survivors get educated? At what point in the development of a child does a mother go from being the only one who can be trusted to decide if her child gets to live to someone who cannot be trusted to choose her child’s educational plan?!

Before the Democrats took majority control of Congress in January 2007, the Republican majority had invented a voucher system that allowed poor students who showed promise to escape the “51st in the Nation” DC public schools and transfer to one of the less-expensive private schools.  You know, the ones mostly run by … horrors … the Catholic Church, which has had a commitment to mainstreaming poor kids via quality education since … ummm … how many centuries now?

Five minutes after the Dems took charge, this voucher program was canceled and all those poor kids were forced out of their good schools and shoveled back into the “Worst in the Nation” ghetto public schools that produce little more than illiteracy, violence and despair.  But that’s what the Left wants.  They’ve been telling us this for a hundred freaking years!

About the DC voucher program

In 2009, Democrats killed the DC vouchers program Republicans had put in place, BECAUSE the teachers union gave them MILLIONS to win their elections and the teachers union does not want competition from private schools.

Nearly 74% of DC parents wanted the program restored, but it wasn’t until the GOP took back majority control of the House in 2011 that Republican Speaker John Boehner was able to make it happen.

Like his Democrat cronies in Congress, President Obama doesn’t want the DC voucher program to exist.  His budget proposals always list ZERO DOLLARS for funding it … this despite his breast-beating about how much he CARES about poor black kids.  Puh-leeze.

  • Barely HALF of DC public school students graduate from high school; 97% of voucher students do so!
  • Applications for the voucher program exceed available slots nearly 3 to 1.
  • Each voucher is worth about half the $18,000 the DC school district spends on each student, so it SAVES the taxpayers money!
  • DC parochial schools cost about $10,000 per student per year, so poor parents still have to struggle to make up the difference.
  • The private school the Obama girls attend costs $31,000 per student per year.

I support in-shop unions where the union reps are elected by employees from among fellow employees.

The teachers union is nothing like that. So far as I know, its entire income stream comes from garnishing public school teacher salaries which are provided by taxpayers.

Like any big business, its goal is to protect itself, which means it opposes anything that interferes with its income stream – e.g., right to work laws, homeschooling and tuition vouchers.  Unlike any real business,  its income stream is completely independent from the quality of its products and services. 

Public school teachers as a whole are a representative cross section of Americans, but unless they live in a right to work state, the right-wing teachers have ZERO CHOICE about how the left-wing unionistas use their union dues.  Meanwhile, the hypocritical parasites running the union pay themselves a great deal more money than the teachers they allegedly represent.

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How would you Know if your Government were Telling the Truth about Ebola in Texas?

Heh! Trick question! When was the last time our government was completely truthful about anything? How’s your healthcare living up to promises lately? But seriously, if you want to know what they expect to happen after our first case of Ebola was confirmed by the CDC in Dallas, Texas, you should first look at what they say about it, and then look at how they act. Clearly, how they prepare – what they actually do – is a better indicator of what they believe than what they say.

What they say about the current situation in Texas can be summed up by CDC director Thomas Frieden’s statement yesterday as quoted by CBSDFW news in Dallas:

Several minutes into the press conference, Frieden paused and stated clearly, “The bottom line here is that I have no doubt that we will control this importation of this case of Ebola so that it does not spread widely in this country.”
Frieden did admit that it is possible that a family member or other person who had contact with the patient while he was infectious could develop Ebola in the coming weeks. But, he said, “There is no doubt in my mind that we will stop it here.”

How they are preparing for what they really expect is indicated by a statement issued three weeks ago by Lakeland Industries, Inc. In their statement, they indicated that they were struggling to meet demand for “Hazmat Suits” specifically advertised for Ebola prevention, citing a single U.S. State Department bid for 160,000 suits. As ZeroHedge pointed out today, it’s not clear why the State Department has ordered so many suits of the kind usually chosen to work with airborne viruses, when their official statements indicate that Ebola is not airborne. Screenshot of Lakeland website below provided by ZeroHedge.
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HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY, JIMMUH CARTER

I really don’t care. I just needed something to write in the header. Got my morning nap late because of an appointment to get some doctor-ordered bloodwork done (fortunately I still have some). The nurse on duty thinks the introduction of the ebola virus is going to be contained. I would be more concerned about the diseases brought here by all the illegal alien minors Barry has dumped in every state and allowed to enroll in school without a physical checkup. I have a link today about a possible 700 cases of TB in Texas. What does he care? Short answeris he doesn’t.

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