Education

Smoldering Coals of Brentwood Press--Church Fuss

The purpose of this story is to keep a word given to Rick Lemyre, Editor of The Brentwood Press, who felt that this writer had misrepresented him in a piece in response to the front page stories of his papers regarding the eviction of Mountain View Christian Center and Trinity Christian School from their leased public school property in Oakley, California. I promised that if there were any errors in my story, that I would MAKE IT UP to him. And I WILL, as you will see in this story…..

First of all, Rick Lemyre and this writer are friends. At least on the part of this writer who will never forget a past show of support when needed the most. Yet we have found ourselves to be dueling at sharp editing-pencil points over a dispute involving the church/school and The Oakley School District.

Lemyre’s greatest complaint over my response to the confusing press reports was that I described his story as an ad hominem attack, which means an attack on a person rather than the issue at hand.

Obama Education Secretary is Right to Criticize NCAA Teams

It is rare that a conservative finds much to commend in what is probably the most liberal presidential administration in American history, even topping the Franklin Roosevelt administration.  But credit must be given to the president's Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, who seems to have a plethora of commonsense. 
 
Today's "The Wall Street Journal" had an article entitled "Education Secretary Calls Foul on Teams' Academics" in which Secretary Duncan is quoted as saying that Syracuse and Kansas State universities should be bounced from the NCAA basketball tournament for failing to keep at least half their players on track toward graduation.
 
The WSJ said that "The two schools were among 10 in the 68-team National Collegiate Athletic Association playoff that Mr.
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Idaho School Attempts Pledge Cancellation Coverup?

In December, an individual at the Vallivue Academy, a charter school in Boise, Idaho, alerted this news site about the Pledge of Allegiance being permanently cancelled in the school due to a complaint made by a female Muslim student (see story, “Muslim Complaint Ends Pledge in Idaho School”). Before publishing the story, corroborative testimony served to verify the event. Two months after it was published, an angry email was received from a teacher of that school. It is reprinted as it was received.

——-Original Message——-
From: Mike

To: [email protected]
Cc: [email protected] ; [email protected] ; [email protected]
Sent: Tue, Feb 15, 2011 8:39 pm
Subject: Muslim Complaint Ends Pledge in Idaho School!

Bob & Geri Boyd Award Recipients


What a joy to begin the New Year with this story of two precious friends, Bob and Geri Boyd, who were presented  the 2010 Courageous Christian Leadership Award. I can think of no one more deserving.  Bob and Geri are the gracious hosts of the outstanding national radio program, Issues in Education. They tackle the issues of encroaching communism, the state of our public schools, the Islamic indoctrination of our school children and the attempt to strip all Christians of their rights to worship freely. These issues are confronted honestly and thoroughly which has a powerful impact on the public at large and a source of encouragement to Christians everywhere who feel they are not alone in this fight for the faith and the freedom to be a Christian. We are thankful to Chaplain E. Ray Moore, President of Frontline Ministries, Inc. who created this award and released this story: 

School sends parents permission slips for reciting the Pledge of Allegiance

From the "yes, really" category, we have the recent decision by a public school principal in Brookline, Massachusetts to send parents a form asking them to indicate whether or not their child should participate in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, (which teachers are required to lead, according to state law).

The form tells parents to check either: "Yes, my child will participate in the weekly Pledge of Allegiance", or "No, my child will not participate in the weekly Pledge of Allegiance."  The letter goes on to urge parents to "have a conversation as a family to help your children understand why I will be reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and to support them in feeling comfortable and confident in the decision on whether or not to participate."

So what does this tell us?

In the case of this particular PUBLIC, tax-dollar supported school, it indicates that they are only just now getting around to leading children in the Pledge...despite the fact that it's a state law.  And this principal is doing so in an almost apologetic manner...only once a week...and sending parents a permission slip, letting them know that they can avoid having their child's delicate conscience injured.

Then there's this...

Prop 8 Judge-Ruling Illegal-Obama's Ground Zero Mosque-Not to Miss Radio Program

The Judicial Commission Ethics Panel makes it clear that a judge who has a personal interest in a case to come before his court that can result in personal gain to that judge, is under obligation to recuse himself or herself from that case. That is the law. And that rule of ethics seems particularly applicable to this case. U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker is a homosexual, which is no secret, and it is reported that he has a "partner." Yet he positioned himself to make the defining decision regarding "gay marriage." He was not nor IS not legally seated to hear and rule on the "Constitutionality of Proposition 8" since he personally benefits from this ruling.

The judge and his prejudiced ruling is Null and Void and must be declared so immediately.  I urge lawyers to hammer home that issue. The ABA Ethics Panel has a similar rule for lawyers. They cannot impanel a juror [if] the prospective juror is a personal friend of the attorney. It could not be more clear.  BREAKING Update Below.

Another Look at "Public Education Against America"-The Late Marlin Maddoux's Book a Prophecy?

Looking at today's headlines and stories, and then taking a look at the late Marlin Maddoux's book, "Public Education Against America-The Hidden Agenda", positively confirms that what the popular radio host saw in our educational system (as he wrote his book and foresaw for the future) was and is absolutely on target.

When the book was posthumously published, it was met with a barrage of "outraged" attacks from the Communist Left, using every adjective they could look up to try and kick it off the bookstore shelves. It didn't happen. It is to be remembered that the Communist population in America is a very small percentage. We seem to forget that. In Russia, less than 10% of the population was communist, yet they bullied an entire massive country. This is an important fact to keep in mind.

Considering the news stories in the last few years that totally verifies the events and the events to be, with the liberal's carefully orchestrated plans to have the public schools under Marxist control, this reviewer would like to be in a room with these critics who tried to kill Marlin's book, by lying to try and convince the world that he was lying. He was not.  And they knew it.

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