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 MICHAEL SNYDER — Freedom Outpost The only thing that seems to be constant in our society is change, and today America is changing ...

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A Close Look at the New Radical Muslim Agenda in America

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Trump’s Agenda Is a Winning Formula for Black America

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Democrats Release Green New Deal. Here’s What’s in It.

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What Happened to the “M” in STEM?

By Lois Kaneshiki

 

At the December meeting of the Hollidaysburg Area School Board, on which I serve, I voted against a proposal for 8 new high school- level science and technology elective course offerings in our district. Why would I do that? After all, we live in the new “STEM” world, where encouraging our kids to enter these important fields in science, technology, engineering and math, is a high educational and societal priority, right? Allow me to explain.

Common Core standards have been the bane of parents’ and students’ existence for the past several years. Recent NAEP (The “Nation’s Report Card”) scores have shown a decline in student achievement for the first time, several

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Obama’s School Discipline Guidance Could Be Doomed. Here’s Why That’s Great News.

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The Obama administration issued guidance that made it difficult for schools to discipline students according to need. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque /Reuters/Newscom)

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Jonathan Butcher is a senior policy analyst in The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Education Policy and a senior fellow for the Goldwater Institute and the Beacon Center of Tennessee.

This year started with a reminder that we cannot take the safety of our children for granted, and Washington has ended the year by taking the issue seriously.

The Federal Commission on School Safety released its final report Tuesday and

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ELITE UNIVERSITIES HIDE INFORMATION ON FUNDING FROM ULTRACONSERVATIVE NATION OF QATAR

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Luke Rosiak | Investigative Reporter/Daily Caller Qatar gave $1 billion to elite American universities since 2011, according to Department of Education data. The Qatar Foundation is suing the Texas attorney general to prevent information about Qatari funding from becoming public. Universities are taking money from Qatar, a nation with a checkered human rights history, as students rally for social justice causes.

The nation of Qatar, a Sharia-law monarchy that has been accused of trying to influence other countries’ governments, gave $1 billion to elite American universities since 2011, according to Department of Education data.

Some universities have refused to discuss where strings are attached to that money. The Qatar Foundation, for example, filed a lawsuit against the Texas attorney general

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Incoming Democrats Take Aim at Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

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Democratic members of the House of Representatives are eager to use their new majority in the coming year to stymie President Trump and his agenda. One particular cabinet member they are singling out for harassment is Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who has committed the seemingly unforgivable crime of actively dismantling Obama-era education policy. A number of powerful House members have her in their sights and are looking forward to grilling her as soon as they gain control over key committees.

Three of Secretary DeVos’ policies that have received the most opposition from Democratic politicians and activists are the student loan forgiveness process, the rollback of regulations targeting for-profit colleges, and the Education Department’s rewrite of campus sexual assault policies.

 

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MISEDUCATED OR STUPID?

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Walter E. Williams /at Freedom’s Journal Institute

A recent Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation survey found that 51 percent of American millennials would rather live in a socialist or communist country than in a capitalist country. Only 42 percent prefer the latter (http://tinyurl.com/ybsejy3f). Twenty-five percent of millennials who know who Vladimir Lenin was view him favorably. Lenin was the first premier of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Half of millennials have never heard of Communist Mao Zedong, who ruled China from 1949 to 1959 and was responsible for the deaths of 45 million Chinese people.

The number of people who died at the hands of Josef Stalin may be as high as 62 million. However, almost one-third of millennials think

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Harvard Study Shows the Dangers of Early School Enrollment

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Are ADHD rates rising because we send children to school at younger ages?

By Kerry McDonald @fee.org

Kerry McDonald is the author of Liberty to Learn: Why Children Need Self-Directed Education, a free eBook published by FEE.

Every parent knows the difference a year makes in the development and maturity of a young child. A one-year-old is barely walking while a two-year-old gleefully sprints away from you. A four-year-old is always moving, always imagining, always asking why, while a five-year-old may start to sit and listen for longer stretches.

Growing Expectations vs. Human Behavior

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Boyertown School Board Member Clay Breece’s Report

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Boyertown School Board/Looming Fiscal Calamity/New Stadium All of the following was missed by the Reading Eagle. Finance meeting on 11-20-18.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2Atbkm8z-s&t=9175s

1:29:00 minute line Hear comments on the Quigley Bus Contract and then stay with the minute line through 1:41:54 for the comments by Chris Neiman calling out the Board President for her disruption and mocking the previous comments being made. Watch Chris Neiman get up and leave the meeting and then hear what I had to say about the mocking and disruption. Board Meeting on 11-27-18. Our looming fiscal calamity! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoOvnBbFMFI 18:20 minute line * Hear comments on the new stadium. I am not voting for a new stadium for $5,000,000 when we

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Letter writer commends East Penn School District for finally approving video taping meetings.

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Emmaus/East Penn School District

 

Dear Editor of the Lehigh Valley Commentator,

 

I am happy to write this letter to inform the Lehigh Valley Parents of the East Penn School District of the School Board’s decision to Video the Monday Night Board meetings.

 

They will be available on Utube 48 hours after the meeting. This will enable parents to view the meetings from their homes rather than having to go out at night to another meeting after a long day at work, Parents are already spread thin and need to help their children prepare for their next day at school, prepare a dinner and get themselves ready for work the next day. Single parents are even less able to go out

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