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Synod Report Displays Ignorance About Homeschooling

Posted by on Oct 15, 2018 in Daily | 0 comments

Synod Report Displays Ignorance About Homeschooling

Patrick Reilly – At the Youth Synod in Rome this week, one of the bishops’ discussion groups made some disappointing and ignorant comments about Catholic homeschoolers. It’s a sad reminder that, while homeschooling seems to be gaining support from many bishops in the United States, other bishops here and abroad have yet to embrace one of the most promising developments in the Church today. Earnest and faithful homeschooling parents deserve encouragement and not derision from their shepherds. The report from the English-language Group C...

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Feds Move On Threat, States Don’t

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Feds Move On Threat, States Don’t

by Devvy Kidd –  Top Priorities for State Capitols, Part 4 This is another issue I’ve hammered on for the past two decades: identity theft. If you think it won’t happen to you, I’m afraid you are in denial. Not in today’s high-tech world where cyber thieves make a killing everyday and your identity is easily sold on street corners from El Paso, Texas to LA to NYC. Facebook says hackers saw personal info of 14 million people “Facebook, the world’s largest social media network with more than 2 billion users, has faced rising criticism...

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Holding middle-schoolers back causes drop-out rates to spike, studies say

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Holding middle-schoolers back causes drop-out rates to spike, studies say

By Matt Barnum – To hold back or not to hold back? For many policymakers in the early 2000s, the answer was clear: it was time to stop allowing struggling students to keep moving through school. “It’s absolutely insidious to suggest that a functionally illiterate kid going from third grade, it’s OK to go to fourth. Really?” explained Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, where he curtailed the practice known as social promotion. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg felt the same way. He introduced a policy of holding back...

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Leftist Ideologues Call For The Abolition Of White Men

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Leftist Ideologues Call For The Abolition Of White Men

by Kelleigh Nelson –  White people deserve to die, and they know, so they think it’s us coming to do it. White people are white devils, potential humans who haven’t evolved yet and are sinful by nature. —Louis Farrakhan There are still generations of people, older people, who were born and bred and marinated in it – in that prejudice and racism – and they just have to die. —Oprah Winfrey Most black people hate white people. This hate, also promoted by mainstream media, academia and Hollywood, is really a hatred of men, of Christianity,...

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History of Helping: Black Churches Have Tradition of Giving College Scholarships

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History of Helping: Black Churches Have Tradition of Giving College Scholarships

by LaMont Jones and Jamal Eric Watson – The United States has a long history of churches and other religious organizations giving money to youngsters seeking a college education. Such financial support has been particularly instrumental in the lives of African-Americans, whose denominations and local congregations have helped fund post-secondary education for high school graduates since Blacks first gained access to college campuses. Churches have raised funds in a variety of ways, from fish fries, cake walks and ice cream socials to...

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Horror Video *GRAPHIC*: Muslim brutally beats elderly Jewish man in Brooklyn

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Horror Video *GRAPHIC*: Muslim brutally beats elderly Jewish man in Brooklyn

By Pamela Geller – Islamic Jew hatred Islamic Jew-hatred. It’s a religious imperative under Islam. And we are commanded to respect the most brutal and extreme ideology on the face of the earth. The attack occurred in Boro Park in Brooklyn, as the 62-year-old victim was walking to a synagogue. Boro Park is a very well known Jewish neighborhood. The savage, Farrukh Afzal, a taxi driver, saw him, stopped his cab and beat him. Respect Islam! Exclusive interview: Mr. Schwartz said he was on his way to Shul, walking down 13th Ave. when he...

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School turns around truancy rate

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School turns around truancy rate

How does a school go from having one of the worst truancy records in the country to having one of the best attendance records? “No nonsense and no excuses.” That’s the message that you keep hearing from staff at Co-op Academy Manchester. There is also a very direct approach from the school’s attendance team. Even if a parent rings to say their child is poorly, there could still be a knock on the door to check out the story. Jenny Robey, the school’s attendance manager, says she might be halfway up the stairs of a...

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Re-emphasis on civics sorely needed

Posted by on Oct 14, 2018 in Commentaries, Daily | 0 comments

Re-emphasis on civics sorely needed

A recent survey on Americans’ grasp of civics pointed out the dangers of overemphasizing math and reading in classrooms at the expense of social studies, history and government. The survey, conducted by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, showed that only 1 in 3 Americans would pass the U.S. citizenship test. Among the results: Just 24 percent of respondents could correctly identify why the colonists fought the British, more than half didn’t know the number of justices on the Supreme Court and just 13 percent knew when the...

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Marxism and Education

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Marxism and Education

by Anthony J. DeBlasi – At Columbia University’s Teachers College, in the early years of the 20th century, a handful of men inspired by “laws of social evolution” gathered to presume a “science” of education linked with a “science” of human behavior.  They were no mere researchers.  Their sights were on nothing less than the establishment of a new social order. Laws?  Science?  The scientific method bends out of shape over things like the will.  Love, hate, loyalty, treachery, humility, arrogance, and many other common items of human...

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National Trust criticised for evicting a forest school from its woods

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National Trust criticised for evicting a forest school from its woods

Closing the outstanding-rated outdoor nursery in Kent is at odds with the charity’s own campaign to get children to play outdoors, say parents “Set your children free,” urges the National Trust’s campaign to get children outdoors. “Let them feel the wind in their hair, smell food cooking on an open fire, track wild animals and eat a juicy apple straight from the tree.” But young children will no longer taste such freedoms in National Trust woods in Kent after a forest school judged “outstanding” by Ofsted was evicted by the charity. Forest...

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