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Stokes County Board of Ed Rejects Common Core

The wagon to get out of Common Core town has started rolling. Stokes County is on board.

Stokes County Board of Education has issued a resolution rejecting the Common Core. In the resolution, they cite “substantial disagreement” amongst educators as to effectiveness, lack of vetting, lack of field testing, lack of training, lack of resources, non-sequential implementation, lack of data security and safeguard and other items. Continue reading

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Tampon Earring Aficionado Joins Wake Forest Faculty

Tampon Earring Aficionado comes to the Tarheel state. Wake Forest has hired Melissa Harris-Perry. The description by the Provost really laid it on thick:

Melissa Harris-Perry is one of the nation’s foremost intellectuals publicly exploring—and thoughtfully influencing—the intersections of politics, race, gender, religion and culture,” said Wake Forest Provost Rogan Kersh. “We are delighted that she has chosen to come home to Wake Forest and help ignite in our students the passion she has for contemporary political issues and social justice.”

“One of the nation’s Foremost Intellectuals”… yeah, right. What just happened is that MSNBC lost a race-baiting, pot stirring talking head with a penchant for Orwellian speak with regards other people’s children and Wake Forest gained an indoctrination Diva. Continue reading

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Romeike Family Asylum Update: DOJ Wins. Family To Be Deported.

Originally posted on Lady Liberty 1885:
Sad news – the Obama Administration’s DOJ has prevailed and the Romeike family, who was seeking asylum from persecution in Germany for Homeschooling their kids, will be deported. For those unfamiliar with this story, here…

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Mr. President….ARE YOU HIGH?

I am going to dive into a conversation that I am sure is being held across the country today…. The subject? President Obama’s remarks on marijuana. It is probably a rant I shouldn’t begin, but then I have never been afraid to speak my mind. I will say, it is an appropriate time to bring this up, considering the two NFL teams going to the Super Bowl hail from Colorado and Washington.

Now, on to the reason for my rant. In New Yorker Magazine an article written by David Remnick a question was posed to the President on what he thought of the legalization of marijuana…

“As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol.” Continue reading

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What I Saw At The Holly Ridge ‘Walk In’

On Monday evening I attended the Holly Springs ‘Walk In’ event. After the original invitation messaging went a bit sideways, things turned around with the Holly Ridge teachers putting up a website. Upon seeing Holly Ridge ‘own’ their own event, I wanted to hear what they had to say. I also wanted to show my support for teachers in general, so I went to listen and while there , took some video.

The event ran just over 26 minutes and the session you will see took place at Holly Springs High after the group walked from the Holly Grove campus. I would estimate between 50 to 60 people showed up throughout the event. There is a lot of honesty in the commentary. Running themes included the frustration at the amount of testing going on, the anxiety and stress said testing was putting on the kids, Common Core being implemented with little to no input from teachers or any training for it, data tracking and compensation issues. I’ll be looking more closely at the compensation piece in a separate future article.

The video I shot is can be viewed below in two parts. It is not edited or cut in any way other than being in two parts. The reason it is in two parts is due to YouTube length limits. The only additions made are titles and a few captions that include dialogue or clarification. The sound quality is not that great as I did not have a stand alone microphone, so I apologize for the viewers having to crank it up a bit.

Have a look for yourself: Continue reading

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