Archive for the ‘Education’ Category
This is attributed to Southern California Radio host Dennis Prager.
A Speech Every American High School Principal Should Give.
By Dennis Prager.
To the students and faculty of our high school:
I am your new principal, and honored to be so. There is no greater calling than to teach young people.
I would like to apprise you of some important changes coming to our school. I am making these changes because I am convinced that most of the ideas that have dominated public education in America have worked against you, against your teachers and against our country.
The Root of Our Problem
by L. J. Martin
I happen to be back in Montana for a week, and had my kids and grandkids over for supper before we start back to Ventura. As is usual, while supper is cooking, we played a little pool.
My grandson, a junior in high school, and 16 years old, happened to mention to me all the reasons he wouldn’t vote for Romney. My grandson, for your information, lived with his mother, a Mormon, for the first six years of his life, until she passed a couple of years after his parents separated. I tell you that as he attended the Mormon church with her to illustrate that he certainly had no prejudice. If anything, he should favor Mitt.
A Day to Celebrate the Fruition of the Constitution
On this national holiday, celebrating the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, I think it’s appropriate for all those rejoicing to look back on our Constitution and what it promised the citizens of the United States of America. If King did one thing, he brought fruition to that document and to the Declaration of Independence. All men, in the eyes of the founders, are created equal. Now the challenge for those blessed to be born in America, or who’ve emigrated to America, is to live up to her challenge, to know what the promise of those documents were, and to honor them. And the promise was not that all men are equal, but that all men have equal opportunity. Here’s a way to see how you do as a knowledgeable citizen of this country. This Newsweek test was given to 1,000 Americans;
I guess I shouldn’t be shocked by this, but I am…. Make sure you wait and get through the ad on this video…IT’S IMPORTANT.
Our children are being poisoned… (video)
In today’s encore excerpt – veteran prison counselor Sunny Schwartz embarks on the task of bringing a highly innovative program called ‘restorative justice’ to the San Francisco County Prison system. Like most prisons, these prisons – which house prisoners with records fairly typical of jails throughout the country – are commonly referred to by guards and others associated with them as ‘monster factories’. The United States has the world’s highest incarceration rate:
Could you pass the citizenship exam?
Newsweek asked 1,000 Americans questions taken from the U. S. citizenship exam.
The exam is ten questions out of a hundred possible. The results were disappointing if not surprising:
29 percent couldn’t name the VP of the U.S.
73 percent couldn’t say why we fought the cold war
40 percent didn’t know we fought Germany, Japan, and Italy in WWII
63 percent got the number of Supreme Court justices wrong
65 percent had no idea what happened at the Constitutional Convention