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Cop Killer-Loving Teacher, Marilyn Zuniga Fired

Orange, NJ Board of Education fires cop-killer-loving teacher Marylin Zuniga Sanity prevailed last night. Marylin Zuniga, the teacher who forced her third grade class to write “get well” letters to convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal, is now unemployed. As its meeting stretched past midnight, the Orange school board on Wednesday voted to terminate the employment of a third-grade teacher for allowing her students to write “get well” letters to a convicted cop killer. Over the course of about 90 minutes inside the auditorium at Orange Preparatory Academy, supporters of Marylin Zuniga called for her reinstatement in public comments to the […]

Keeping Our Kids Poor And Stupid: Only 18% Of 8th-Graders Are Proficient In US History

  Those who don’t know history are doomed to be brainwashed into believing in Obamaunism. Results of the “Nation’s Report Card” released this week by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) show that only 18 percent of 8th-graders are “proficient” or above in U.S. history, and only 23 percent are proficient in civics. Despite hundreds of billions of dollars poured into education programs in the United States via the U.S. Department of Education, the “Nation’s Report Card” states that 8th-graders’ average NAEP scores in U.S. History, Geography, and Civics demonstrated no significant change since 2010 when students were last […]

One Dad’s Awesome Response To School Principal Who Tried To Lecture Him

Hat/Tip to Oliver Darcy at The Blaze. The idea behind this letter might have been, at one time, penned in the best interests of the child. However, as government gets bigger and bigger, then you can begin to see the underlying condescension that this letter is virtually dripping with. Where the schools letter says, “The school district is not in the position of overseeing family vacations, or evaluating the educational nature of a family trip”, you can imagine the principal writing, “The school district is not in the position of overseeing family vacations YET, or APPROVING the educational nature of a […]

Telling A 5 Year Old They Are ‘Transgender’ Is Child Abuse

  Hat/Tip to Warner Todd Huston at Publius’ Forum. Right on the money on this one, Mr. Huston! Here is his Op-Ed in its entirety: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A school in Maine got in hot water last week for feeding 5,6,and 7 year olds a “lesson” on being transgendered. But can a 5-year-old even be a “transgendered” kid? No. And to impress on them to think so is child abuse. Officials at a grade school in Kittery, Maine instituted a lesson plan for its Kindergartners and its first through third graders meant to train them on the subject of transgendered kids and […]

UPDATE: Grade Schoolers Forced To Write Get Well Cards To Cop Killer: The Teacher’s Punishment? Suspended WITH Pay

UPDATE: Marylin Zuniga: I made my students worship Mumia because white kids were mean to me in high school Cop-killer loving teacher Marylin Zuniga tried to defend herself last night in front of the Orange, NJ Board of Education. And since she had nothing to stand on, she played the Race Card. Zuniga, clutching a written statement in her hands, leaned into a microphone and made her first public remarks about a controversy that has gained international attention. In her remarks at Tuesday’s meeting, Zuniga addressed how she became a teacher, her efforts to help the local community – and […]

It’s Good To Be The King: Obama Exempts Himself From “Free College” Tax…

It figures. Barack Obama’s communist proposal to tax your kid’s college savings account has an exemption — for Malia and Sasha Obama. One of the less talked-about proposals President Obama offered this week was to take away the tax-exempt status of 529 college savings plans. These very popular plans allow parents to defer income – before it’s taxed – into savings accounts to then be withdrawn, also tax-free, to use for qualified college expenses. I’ll dispense for the moment with the larger question of whether stuff like this represents a wise overall approach to the tax code (it doesn’t) and […]

In Paterson, NJ Only 19 Students Are Ready For College, But 66 Education Employees Receive Over $125,000 A Year Income

  There are 28,139 students enrolled in the Paterson, NJ public schools. A grand total of 19 of them are considered ready for college. In Paterson, New Jersey only 19 kids who took the SAT’s are considered college ready. This means that they scored at least a 1500 out of 2400 on the standardized test, and this number is truly shocking considering how large the school district is. Shocking? I’ll give you shocking. There are 66 school district employees earning more than $125,000 per year. Payroll records show the number of city school district employees making at least $125,000 has […]

Three Examples of Why America is In A State of Irreversible Decline

Three Examples of Why America is In A State of Irreversible Decline   Being a self-appointed observer of the asylum we all have to live can be a daunting task. Although there are times when one can find humor in the observed insanity, more often than not the observations are unpleasant in the extreme. And, what could be more unpleasant than having to conclude from observing so much insanity that the irrefutable decline our once great nation is a permanent and irreversible. Think of the inertia in a spinning flywheel. For over a hundred years, the idealogues on the left have […]

Change, Intervention, and Dependency

The concept of the government “solving” all the problems of the world has crept into our society over time. With every new program, every new entitlement, the public has  gradually become accustomed to the government solving the ills of the world. And what of fact that the government seemed to make all of these problems worse? Well, that’s neglected. After all, the government is taking care of it-I don’t have to worry about it, right? Starting with the “progressive” movement in the late 19th century and accelerating greatly since the great depression, the government has vastly increased it’s meddling in […]

Chris Christie nixes Common Core teacher testing requirements, keeps Commie Curriculum

All weekend the rumors swirled. Chris Christie was going to issue an Executive Order regarding Common Core, but no one knew what parts he was going to negate. Well, now we know. In a sop to the teachers unions, Christie nixed the impact of standardized tests on teacher evaulations. So they’ll be teaching communism, but they won’t be graded on how many good like Marxists they churn out. The Christie administration announced Monday that the state will roll back the impact of new standardized tests on teacher evaluations, in a reversal for the governor who has been a staunch supporter […]

Teacher admits he helped write Common Core to end white privilege – Audience is upset

Listen to this teacher freely admit that he helped write Common Core because of his “white privilege.” The audience is visibly and audibly upset, reacting with boos, laughter and one person saying, “Oh come on!”   A teacher who helped write the controversial Common Core State Standards informed a shocked audience that he was motivated to do so because he is a “white male” who has been “given a lot of privilege that I didn’t earn.” Dr. David Pook, a professor at Granite State College and chair of the history department at the Derryfield School in Manchester, New Hampshire, had just been introduced […]

Segregation on Rise in Schools; Need Better Education; Policies Failing

According to the AP a report by the Civil Rights Project at UCLA findings showed that segregation in schools is on the rise 60 years after the Brown Supreme Court decision. Blacks, Latinos, and other minorities are making up 90 percent of the students in a number of schools in New York, Texas, California, Maryland, Illinois, and Michigan. The Civil Rights Project found that in central cities among the largest metropolitan areas contain more segregation than in suburban areas.  Do you think as citizens that we segregate ourselves of our own volition? Lower middle class individuals hang round others in […]

Most Segregated Schools are in Democratic States

Would it be a big surprise if the states with the most segregated schools were democratic bastions?  You know, the party of slavery?  The party of Jim Crow?  The Party of the KKK?  The Party of Margaret Sanger and the “Negro Project,” AKA Planned Parenthood?  Yeah, that democrat party.  They seem to be keeping their racist traditions going, as evidenced by the following… The state with the most segregated public schools is New York. Other states with exceptionally segregated schools include California, Illinois and Michigan. These findings come from a longitudinal study of enrollment figures conducted by the Civil Rights […]

Public, Private, and Home-Schools

I saw where some liberals took issue with my article yesterday about a sex poster on display in a Kansas middle school. I scratch my head at statements such as,  … children ought to be raised with the necessary background to fit into a diverse society if they plan on remaining in the greater American Community.  I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer so … what the hell does that mean? AND …Right Wingers appear to tend toward a little “Separatist Elitism” when they blow off about the advantages of private schooling and home schooling … Now folks I’ve said it  […]

Destroying the False Racial Narrative and Creating True Equality

This is a post that I originally wrote from October to December of 2010.  It took time to do the research properly, and I run it again every New Years Day.  It is my hope that one day, all of our citizens are treated as Americans, not as hyphenated groups to be divided by the political elites.  -Matt I can’t tell you how many times that I’ve read blogs, from both ends of the spectrum, that talk about African-Americans as if they are a monolithic voting bloc that will ALWAYS vote Democrat. We’ve all seen the videos of African Americans […]

Manhattan Infidel Presents the Democratic Party’s Declaration on Education (Part I)

We must indoctrinate our youth to the glory of the state Being an insatiable alcoholic reader I often find myself sleeping until 2 pm and then vomiting browsing the web looking for documents relevant to this blog.  Accordingly it gives me great pleasure to present to my readers a document I found on the Democratic National Committee’s website entitled “Declaration on Democratic Education.” Preface The Sacred Democratic Party has given careful consideration to the paramount importance of education.  In fact the education of youth and the continuing education of adults is rendered more necessary by the existence of Fox News […]

Parallel Universe Alert: Melissa Harris-Perry Claims That Detroit was Killed by too Little Government

Was Detroit bankrupted  by too little government?  Well, if you ask Melissa Harris-Perry, we re living in a parallel universe where human nature and reality itself is the polar opposite of itself, and too little government did bring Detroit to it’s knees.  First, let’s take a look at Harris-Perry’s comments… Um, not only did she deny reality, but she found a way to bash Republicans, who last ran Detroit in 1961. She also misses the high taxes that scared away businesses, the horrific crime rate that scared away the people that didn’t leave because of the taxes, the abysmal education […]

Are you Personally (but Inadvertently) raising a Liberal?

In a recent article on RealClearPolitics called The University Utopia, Robert Tracinski, former securities analyst for Morningstar and now the publisher of The Tracinski Letter, tackled a very important question- Why do the young vote for dependency—when the essence of youth is a quest for independence? …So take a look at the college experience, particularly for a liberal arts major, from this perspective. You study topics in which the answers are subjective, no one is too concerned about whether it has any practical application or economic value, and everyone is pretty much expected to repeat the conventional wisdom. You express […]