Dorian vs CNN & Global Warming: UPDATE

  Katherine McClintock: [after walking out of her bedroom to find G.W. and Mrs. Warren at the bottom of the stairs] What’s going on here? George Washington McLintock: [Intoxicated, with Mrs. Warren sitting on his lap] Now Katherine, are you going to believe what you see, or what I tell you? McLintock! 1963 For all of those people without … Continue reading Dorian vs CNN & Global Warming: UPDATE

Report from Louisiana: Locking Up Cell Phones

The new school year is now underway and with it come all of the typical classroom management issues that frustrate many teachers, especially at the middle and high school level. One of those problems is cell phones. Since the cell phone has become as common as the Number 2 pencil teachers have been struggling to … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Locking Up Cell Phones

The College Scandal Shows Why the Left is so upset by #LearntoCode

The breaking news about the lifestyles of the rich and brainless buying their way into colleges really explains why the hashtag #learntocode triggers so many people. "Learn to code" implies the ability to learn how to do something currently outside of one's current knowledge base, which is what the whole idea of a college education … Continue reading The College Scandal Shows Why the Left is so upset by #LearntoCode

Illinois Math: Chicago Public Schools has fewer students but taxes go up

By John Ruberry On Friday a friend of this very blogger forwarded a Chicago Tribune Breaking News Alert to me: Chicago Public Schools enrollment drops by nearly 10,000 students. And the year before CPS enrollment slid by 11,000. There are 371,382 students taking classes in CPS schools  In 2002 there 438,589 kids running the halls, … Continue reading Illinois Math: Chicago Public Schools has fewer students but taxes go up

Report from Louisiana: Reject the Scripted Curriculum

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – Let’s talk Common Core one more time.  I don’t know why this is still an issue, why this is still a thing, why it still exists, but it does. Many states have renamed it, but no matter what name you give it, it’s still Common Core, and it’s rotten. Besides … Continue reading Report from Louisiana: Reject the Scripted Curriculum

Robert Stacy McCain In Massachusetts Day 6: TV in Worcester Selective Hate at Amherst and Podcasts

Monday morning was a contradiction, because Sunday had been so busy there had been no real time for the letdown of the high from Saturday's Buffet Books and Blather event but as I hit the adoration chapel after daily mass there was a sense of urgency as Stacy's TV appearance so I cut my prayer … Continue reading Robert Stacy McCain In Massachusetts Day 6: TV in Worcester Selective Hate at Amherst and Podcasts

Rotten to the Core Common Core is still Rotten

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT --  Despite what anyone tells you, Common Core is alive and well across the country.  It’s not always called Common Core anymore because of all the negative connotations and observations after its launch, but it’s still there. Some states have renamed the program.  In Louisiana, it’s called Louisiana Believes.  In New … Continue reading Rotten to the Core Common Core is still Rotten

Robert Stacy McCain in MA Day Two: Shock and Awe at Harvard University

Once we confirmed that Stacy's scheduled TV appearance in Leominster was kaput he informed me that the college republicans that he had been in contact with wanted to have him visit the college for 5:30 or so.Stacy and I headed toward cambridge. Rather than take the long drive into Harvard Square as my dad used … Continue reading Robert Stacy McCain in MA Day Two: Shock and Awe at Harvard University

Math Geek Memories

by baldilocks Around the time of 9/11, during one of my many sojourns into higher education, I was in a CAD program--which I regret not finishing. One of the required courses was Algebra and I did well, out of 100 achieving a 96 average -- math being one of my favorite subjects.  And, most heartening, … Continue reading Math Geek Memories

Democrats and the Math of Elections and Life

it came to be that if I agreed with my church I'm a catholic and I'm very catholic and I've been all my life ,that people were calling me a racist and a bigot for believing my beliefs and that, that was the final straw for me cause I'd been a democrat all my life … Continue reading Democrats and the Math of Elections and Life

Voices of the 2017 Catholic Marketing Network Katherine O’Brien

I speak to author Katherine O'Brien about her book Every Catholic's Guide to College 2018 at the 2017 Catholic Marketing Network Event You can buy her book here The Rest of my Catholic Marketing Network posts are here. This blog is a venture in capitalism that depends primarily on readers. You can help finance this by … Continue reading Voices of the 2017 Catholic Marketing Network Katherine O’Brien

The Great Co-op(ted) Farms

by baldilocks Filling in for Fausta. She will return in the second week of August. Writer Sarah Hoyt expounds on education – and miseducation – in a great series of essays, Teach Your Children Well. From the first essay: My son in third grade was assigned to do an essay on “My best friend.” He … Continue reading The Great Co-op(ted) Farms

The Western canon as guerrilla reading

Yes, I know you're busy and don't have time to read, and this list is so hoity-toity you could puke, but please bear with me. We are enduring a long-term war against Western culture and values. Universities are throwing out rigorous curricula for victimology "studies" while making sure any dissenting views are not merely discouraged … Continue reading The Western canon as guerrilla reading

Why Information Matters

by baldilocks You’ll want your choice of non-alcoholic beverage while reading this. Philosophy can be a bit like a computer getting creakier. It starts well, dealing with significant and serious issues that matter to anyone. Yet, in time, it can get bloated and bogged down and slow. Philosophy begins to care less about philosophical questions than about philosophers’ … Continue reading Why Information Matters

Reduced to a stereotype

Some of the smartest people I've ever met were Princeton University engineering students. I lived in Princeton, N.J. for almost exactly twenty-five years, but was not associated with Princeton University. Neither I nor my husband worked there, we are not alumni, and our son chose another University when he was going to college. I did, … Continue reading Reduced to a stereotype