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Public Schools: How We Lost Them

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If anyone causes one of these little ones–those who believe in me–to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea.  Mark 9:42

It’s little wonder that children in public schools from religious households are likely to dabble with all manner of sexual activity before they graduate.  In many, if not most, school districts they are constantly being told that anything-goes-as-long-as-it-goes-with-a-condom and that one lifestyle is just as good as another.  It’s a constant drumbeat from kindergarten through high school.

Our young people are being pushed to experiment with both sexes to find out if they are straight or gay.  Then, they are told that bisexuality may be their true nature.  If none of that works, why not try identifying with the opposite gender?   Now, the Department of Education has informed schools that they must let students use the restroom or locker room of their choice in order to conduct these experiments or simply sneak a peek at the opposite sex.

It’s little wonder that many Christians have given up on the nation’s public schools.   Others feel trapped and simply try to combat the the anything-goes hedonistic message their children receive at school with a strong moral message at home.  It’s an uphill battle.  Children are in school or involved in school activities some 40 hours a week.  If you subtract the hours they spend sleeping and doing homework, you can readily see the imbalance.   Read the rest of this entry »

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June 22nd, 2016 at 5:30 pm

How to Get the Fed out of Our Public Schools

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We now know that Omar Mateen, the mass murderer who shot up that gay night club in Orlando, had experimented with homosexuality, visited gay dating sites and was a regular at Pulse.

I would not pretend to know what was going on inside the mind of a man who would do such a thing.  However, we do know that his life was in conflict, born into a strict Muslim family and educated in our public schools which are now training grounds for this kind of sexual activity.

If you are not aware of this fact, than you simply don’t know what is going on in your local school.   Read the rest of this entry »

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June 15th, 2016 at 5:30 pm

Abolish the Department of Education (No Excuse for Allowing the DOEd to Continue)

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Oh, how I long for someone with the wisdom and clarity of Ronald Reagan.   One of his campaign promises was to abolish the federal Department of Education.  He failed, but not for lack of trying.  The Department of Education survived only because Democrats had a lock on the House of Representatives.

Nevertheless, Reagan cut the budget significantly and scaled back its functions.  On one trip to the DOEd during the Reagan years, I asked an employee about her job.  She said, matter-of-factly, “I am going through every regulation issued by the Department and cutting out anything that is not ‘family friendly.’”  Needless to say, it was a full-time endeavor.

If “The Gipper” were alive today one can only imagine the reaction he would have to the DOEd’s letter issued to schools last month telling them that federal law requires them to allow students to use restrooms and locker rooms “consistent with their gender identity.”  The letter, issued in the form of a guideline, does not carry the force of law, but it carries this implied threat:  Do this or risk losing federal funds.

Isn’t it past time we freed public schools and colleges from the tyranny of the federal government?  Why send a dollar to Washington and have it funneled through several layers of this behemoth bureaucracy, only to get back a few cents, along with a boatload of regulations? Read the rest of this entry »

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June 8th, 2016 at 1:45 pm

A Seven-Year-Old Looks at the Office of President

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On Friday, my seven-year-old granddaughter came home from school with a long face.  “Grandmother,” she said, “is there any way a kid like me could talk to someone who could get the president to change a law?”

“The president can’t change laws, honey,” I replied.  “Only Congress can do that.”

“Well, who could I talk to about changing a bad law?”

“What law is that?” I enquired.

“The one that won’t let kids vote for president.”

“If you could vote, how would you go about deciding who would make the best president?” I asked.   Read the rest of this entry »

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October 1st, 2014 at 5:30 pm

The Kitchen Gestapo

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The verdict is in:  Michelle Obama’s school lunch program is about as popular and cost-effective as her husband’s “unAffordable Care Act”  and much more wasteful.

Doubtful?  Just look in the garbage cans at your local public school cafeteria.  A new report from the General Accounting Office confirms that the new standards for the school lunch championed by the first lady have not only been a nightmare for officials responsible for planning the menus and sourcing the food, but they have resulted in higher costs and much more waste.

In short:  students won’t eat the food.  Contrary to the popular belief perpetrated by liberals promoting the nanny state, hunger is not a problem in the United States.  Those who have spent time in third world countries where it is will tell you that hungry children will eat anything that is put before them. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 7th, 2014 at 5:30 pm


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