August 20, 2011
Glass Houses, stones

Education Secretary Arne Duncan needs to learn that humility is a worthwhile trait to cultivate. When Texas Gov. Rick Perry entered the race for the GOP presidential nomination, Duncan thought that would be an opportune time to criticize the state of education in Texas. U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Texas’s school system “has really […]

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June 22, 2011
Clueless education reformers

A complaint that just about everyone has at some point in time is that reporters just get it wrong. Usually this is most obvious when the issue is complicated and the reporter lacks extensive experience on the topic at hand. This appears not to be the case for Kyle Olson over at Olson is […]

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March 3, 2011
Free Speech rights of students

Longtime readers may recall the case of Poway High School student Taylor Harper’s T-shirt protesting the “Day of Silence” pro-gay rights event approved by the school. After years of litigation, the Supreme Court finally got the case, decided it was moot (Harper had graduated), but still vacated the 9th Circuit’s decision upholding the district’s decision […]

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November 21, 2010
Your daily dose of Chris Christie
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October 4, 2010
Color me unimpressed

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Bay Area comes in 2nd and 3rd in a “smartest place in the country” list. The list is based upon the preponderance of college degrees in a particular metro area. I’ve know lots of college graduates who shouldn’t be allowed to have scissors – the belief that a […]

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August 26, 2010
Malice or incompetence?

I generally go with incompetence – it’s better to think the best of people. But to hear New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie explain how his state lost out on $400 million in federal education funds, you wonder if there might be a little something else involved. One wonders if any beltway reporters would be interested […]

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July 7, 2010
Self-important egomaniac for hire

Nope, not me, Scott Nicholson, 24, of Grafton, Mass. After breakfast, his parents left for their jobs, and Scott Nicholson, alone in the house in this comfortable suburb west of Boston, went to his laptop in the living room. He had placed it on a small table that his mother had used for a vase […]

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June 29, 2010
More on CLS v. Martinez

For those interested in the Christian Legal Society v. Martinez ruling, there’s an extensive Q&A with the Alliance Defense Fund’s David French here. The headline says it all: “You Cannot be and Equal Participant in the Marketplace of Ideas.”

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June 28, 2010

Today the Supreme Court held that universities can require student organizations to require that student groups must accept “all comers” for membership and leadership positions, even if those people oppose the group’s main purpose. You can find the opinion here, and I’ve only just read the syllabus, but the court has gutted the Constitution’s freedom […]

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June 7, 2010
Your public schools

A bunch of high school students from one of the local public schools got together and wrote a letter to the editor of the San Luis Obispo Tribune. After reading the missive, one wonders what they’re teaching young people today. We are writing to protest the law that targets illegal immigrants in Arizona. Amnesty International […]

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SEN. LANKFORD: "Can you help me get a good definition of 'birthing people?'"

BECERRA: "We're trying to be precise in the language that's used."

SEN. LANKFORD: "Mom is a pretty good word. That's worked for a while."

Ummm...who elected her? Is there something wrong with the guy we did elect? What do we pay the FLOTUS? A "United States government official"?

Jill Biden@FLOTUS

Prepping for the G7.

One of the most frightening articles I've ever read.

So, @SLOTribune columnist and local Democratic party apparatchik Tom Fulks was on local radio last night and told listeners that the difference between the Democratic and Republican parties is that the Democratic Party wants to help people and the GOP wants to hurt people 1/

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