Category Archives: School District

Daily Show Prep: Tuesday, January 31

Florida primary yada, yada, yada … you don’t need a link to this stuff.  Stay tuned to 95.3 MNC for Florida primary coverage starting at 8 pm.

 

Right to work moves forward in Indiana Senate

 

Drug testing Indiana lawmakers is back on!

 

Mishiwaka high school wrestling scandal case to be closed to the public

 

Last teen in Niles ‘sextortion’ case is sentenced to probation

 

Dad calls 911 because kid was hit with snowball, filed battery complaint

 

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Government says federal employees make more than private sector

 

Is Obama most polarizing president ever?

 

Indiana Senate proposes teaching creationism from many religion’s perspectives

 

Obama flubs how many jobs his administration created during Google+ townhall

 

Blake Griffin POSTERIZES Kendrick Perkins “DUNK OF THE YEAR”

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Daily Show Prep: Friday, January 27

Florida debate highlights (videos split into parts)

 

Student suspended for taking photo of sleeping teacher

 

Bar exemption sought in Indiana smoking ban

 

Biden makes fun of Indian people again

 

Obama wants to raise dropout age to 18

 

Pat Sajak admits to being drunk while hosting Wheel of Fortune

 

Indiana’s very own Solyndra

 

Obama says spat with AZ governor ‘no big deal.’

Brewer disagrees

Here’s a copy of the letter she handed Obama that sparked the confrontation

 

 

Michigan proposal to raise gas taxes, and car registration fees

 

ACLU says teaching creationism is unconstitutional

 

Remember in 2011 when the theory of evolution (as taught in schools) was turned upside down?

 

Rich Santorum asked at the debate how Mitt Romney would debate Obama because Romney supports the individual mandate.  Turns out in 1994, so did Santorum.

 

 

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Harry Reid Only Interested In Creating Union Jobs

So Pinky the Pinko has a jobs plan eh? Alright, let’s have a look shall we?

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“The bill we are introducing today continues that focus by creating or saving approximately 400,000 jobs for teachers, cops and first responders,” the Democratic leader promised.

Notice anything?  All of those jobs are for unions.  To hell with the rest of you!

Anyone can use the ‘created or saved’ line.  I created or saved thousands of jobs today because I didn’t finish getting the leaves out of my yard, and I’m on the internet right now.  Prove me wrong.

Now comes the math and hard facts.

Who’s going to pay those salaries after this one time windfall from the federal government is used up?  Oops!  Didn’t think that far ahead did ya?  Yes he did.  This is nothing new.  It is a little ironic considering Nevada is having an issue with first responders bilking the taxpayer for millions in fake overtime.  It’s an issue I was at the forefront of when I was in Vegas.  Some of the first responders made more than the President of the United States annually.

It should also be noted that hiring more teachers just means you are dipping deeper into the population to fill those jobs.  That translates to lower quality teachers.  It’s the tried and true ‘quality vs quantity’ scenario.

Good to know Pinky is looking out only for union workers, while sticking the taxpayers with new deficit spending once this mini stimulus runs out.

 

Quantity Over Quality Degrading Police Relations With Public

As has been proven with education, the hiring of more and more police officers is not always beneficial.

It’s natural to assume more teachers equals better education.  That logic also dictates that more cops equals safer streets. Unfortunately, both instances seem to be wrong.

It all goes back to a very simple dilemma … quantity vs quality?

Several studies have shown that a policy that focuses on more teachers, as opposed to higher quality teachers, leads to a decline in quality of education.  The premise is simple … to get more teachers, you must dig deeper into the population to hire them.  Eventually, you run out of quality candidates.  As a result, you have lower quality teachers teaching your children.

Though a study has never been done, I’d assume the same premise would apply to law enforcement.  I don’t know that there is a better explanation for the rapid increase in police abuse over the past decade.

With municipalities constantly asking for (and receiving) funds for more police officers, they were bound to start recruiting the lowest common denominator.

Click to read more to see a video of a police officer who recently threatened to beat a woman, threatening to beat her companion, and threaten to “execute” a man … all several times during the same stop.

Please note … graphic language throughout.

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178 Teachers Caught In Widespread Student Cheating Scandal To Increase Their Own Salaries

In what could be the most widespread single account of corrupt public education, 178 educators (including principals) were caught defrauding the government and the taxpayer, as well as the children themselves.

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Teachers and principals erased and corrected mistakes on students’ answer sheets.

Area superintendents silenced whistle-blowers and rewarded subordinates who met academic goals by any means possible.

Superintendent Beverly Hall and her top aides ignored, buried, destroyed or altered complaints about misconduct, claimed ignorance of wrongdoing and accused naysayers of failing to believe in poor children’s ability to learn.

For years — as long as a decade — this was how the Atlanta school district produced gains on state curriculum tests.

Right about now someone will tell me to stop picking on these poor teachers.  They were forced to do it, or their pay is so low they had to do it to survive … something along those lines.

80 of them have already confessed, it’s been going on over a decade, and they know that 44 of 56 schools participated.

One teacher said:

“APS is run like the mob,” one teacher told investigators, saying she cheated because she feared retaliation if she didn’t.

That’s because APS (like all public schools) is dominated by teacher’s unions.  They are little more than the mob, but that’s no excuse.

There is pending criminal charges as well.  Hopefully they’ll actually get the charges right. If teachers used these scores to increase their salary, chances are the amount of increase qualifies as felonious fraud.  Yes, they should be charged with felonies.

Another aspect of this is whether or not the students benefited from these false grades by getting scholarships.  Now the issuing institution has also been defrauded.  We must also consider any students who failed at the next level, but still has student loan debt.