Students Sue California for Public School Failures; Teacher’s Unions in Opposition

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I’m frankly surprised that this hasn’t happened sooner, but students are suing California for (allow me to paraphrase) having a crappy educational system.  FOX has more…

Amidst ongoing national debate, nine public school students in California are suing the state over its laws governing teacher tenure, seniority and other protections they say keep bad educators in the classroom.

The Los Angeles Times reports the lawsuit – filed on behalf of the students and their families by a group called Students Matter – argues such laws violate the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection because they lead to a “gross disparity,” in the quality of education received by all students.

“It is virtually impossible to get (bad teachers) out of the system,” said Theodore J. Boutrous, who is joined on the plaintiffs’ legal team by Theodore B. Olson, a former U.S. solicitor general who argued Bush v. Gore before the U.S. Supreme Court during the 2000 presidential election.

“It is virtually impossible to get (bad teachers) out of the system.”

– Attorney Theodore J. Boutrous

Meanwhile, both teachers unions and the state are gearing up to meet the legal challenge, head-on.

You can go over to FOX for the rest.

I love the last line of my excerpt.   The unions, of course, couldn’t care less about the kids.  In fact, like in this case, the teachers unions, by protecting bad teachers, and even child molesting teachers, they have proven themselves to be perhaps the greatest enemy of children in the public schools.  I mean, so what if they can’t read?  At least they have learned that God isn’t real, and how to call planned parenthood to get an abortion!

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Venezuela: Communist Dictator Blames Others for Failure of Communism

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As I have noted many time, leftists, whether they  call themselves communists or not, share the blame game with their fellow travelers.  When the Soviet Union’s beautiful collective farms failed to produce; causing the Soviet Union to go from being a food exporter to starving millions, someone had to be blamed.  Rather than admit that their bastions of equality and social justice were a steaming pile of rancid failure, they created scapegoats.  “Conspirators” with the “imperialist capitalists,” usually some poor slobs that the political commissars didn’t like, were rounded up, or “disappeared.”  It didn’t really solve the problem, but at least the people’s misery was redirected onto an imaginary “enemy.”  Yuri Bezmenov commented on this in his early 80’s interview…

Fast-forward to the present, and think about how long did the Administration and MSM blame President Obama’s failures of President Bush.  When the insurance companies followed the law, and cancelled plans that were illegal under ObamaCare, they blamed the insurance companies.  When the government ordered the banks to make bad loans, and the housing bubble burst, the banks were blamed for doing what the government told them to do!

When the plans of statists fail, it is NEVER because the plans are flawed, horrible, or ill-advised, it’s ALWAYS the fault of the statist’s political foes.  For the latest example of this, here is some news from Venezuela…

Heads are rolling and ministers are being shuffled as Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro takes on the dangerous saboteurs that comrade Stalin warned us about. The country with the world’s biggest oil reserves can’t seem to keep baby formula in its stores, as sinister right-wing “mafias” have speculated Venezuela’s way into chronic sugar and milk shortages. Maduro identified the culprits in his first state of the union address as President, reports the BBC:

Speaking at the National Assembly in Caracas, Mr Maduro vowed to introducer [sic] tougher penalties against “sabotage and speculation”.

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“How can you describe someone who hides [from the shelves] formula milk for babies? We cannot create a new euphemism for that. That person must be described as a criminal,” said President Maduro.

But Mr Maduro says his government is under attack from powerful right-wing sectors in the country.

“While the government makes a big effort to guarantee the quality of some services and the availability of products, the mafias speculate with other products and even medicines,” said Mr Maduro.

In the years prior to Hugo Chavez assuming room temperature, he nationalized many parts of the economy, and most have turned into fail.  They sell oil by the tanker, but have power problems.  They earn billions, but cannot get baby formula on the shelves.  The wealthy job creators are leaving, or going Galt, and Venezuela is suffering what all leftist states eventually suffer:  the entire place is turning into Detroit.

But don’t worry.  It’ll always be someone else’s fault.  They might fire some people, or maybe even jail some political opponents.  Life won’t get any better, but at least some otherwise innocent people will be blamed, right?

 

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Crises Response by Two Presidents: A Look Back

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As we head into the new year, with an eye on the upcoming, all-important mid-term elections, let’s take a look back at how two different presidents handled a crisis, shall we? These events are separate; each having their own hurdles and problems, but both tied to the same geographic area.

On one hand, we have President George W. Bush and one of the major crises of his administration – that would be Hurricane Katrina. And on the other, we have President Barack H. Obama and his response to the Gulf Oil Spill.

On April 20, 2010 the deep water oil platform, Deepwater Horizon suffers an explosion so intense that the 11 rig workers bodies were never recovered. For two days the platform burns and on the 22nd, another explosion sends the platform to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. At this point, thousands of gallons of crude oil are spilling into the gulf each day. President Obama waits nine days from the first explosion to even make a public statement about the disaster. He pledges “every single available resource” to respond to this emergency. In total, he waits an astonishing 12 days to even tour the affected areas. He won’t see the area again until over a month after the original explosion, when he visits again on May 28, 2010.

Backtrack to 2007 and then candidate Obama said, of the Bush administration’s response to Katrina: “Part of the problem, I’ll be honest with you, I just don’t think there is a sense of urgency in the White House, where the president is cracking the whip, day in, day out, and saying, ‘Why is it that we’re not getting this done?'” Obama said.

Continuing on with President Obama’s response to the Gulf Oil Spill, President Obama denied the offered help from the Dutch government who made available the latest in oil skimming technology, citing the Jones Act. It is interesting to note that President Bush issued a temporary waiver of the Jones Act following Katrina – despite having received campaign donations from the Seafarer’s International Union in 2000 and 2004.

In little more than one month since the first explosion, President Obama engaged in a week of vacation, several fundraisers, several campaign events, attended 7 sporting events and played over a half dozen rounds of golf. Let’s just remind President Obama of candidate Obama’s words, “I’ll be honest with you, I just don’t think there is a sense of urgency in the White House, where the president is cracking the whip, day in, day out, and saying, ‘Why is it that we’re not getting this done?”

Almost 45 days into the Gulf Oil Spill, President Obama sends Attorney General Eric Holder and a team of Justice Department lawyers down to the gulf area. On day 58 of the disaster, President Obama assigns a “Blue Ribbon” panel to investigate the causes of the BP Gulf Oil Spill. He also tells the Today Show that he wants to know, “…whose ass to kick.”

By July 15, 2010 BP announces that it has capped the well and the oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico has been stopped.

Now let’s shift our focus back to August of 2005 when Hurricane Katrina tore into the gulf region of the United States, leaving death and destruction in its’ wake.

President Bush was already on a working vacation at his ranch in Texas. He flew over the area ravaged by Katrina, deciding that landing Air Force One, which would necessitate shutting down the New Orleans or Baton Rouge airports, would hamper rescue efforts. He actually cut his “vacation” short to fly back to DC to coordinate the federal response.

It is worth noting that Bush faced tough opposition from New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and then Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco. Both were contacted by the National Hurricane Center and urged to put evacuation plans into motion. Both Nagin and Blanco decided not to. In fact, President Bush declared the areas affected by Katrina a national disaster area BEFORE Blanco did on a state level. He did this to facilitate advanced preparations.

Donna Brazile, a pundit that works for CNN and is a former Vice Chairwoman for voter registration for the Democratic National Committee, has been known to be a harsh critic of President Bush. However, she wrote an article titled, “Brazile: Bush Came Through on Katrina,” about her experience with President Bush during her work on the Lousiana State Commission overseeing the long-term recovery from Hurricane Katrina.

She wrote, “George W. Bush was good as his word. He visited the Gulf States 17 times; went 13 times to New Orleans. Laura Bush made 24 trips. Bush saw that $126 billion in aid was sent to the Gulf’s residents, as some members of his own party in Congress balked. Bush put a special emphasis on rebuilding schools and universities. He didn’t forget African-Americans: Bush provided $400 million to the historically black colleges, now integrated, that remain a pride, and magnet for African-American students. Laura Bush, a librarian, saw to it that thousands of books ruined by the floods were replaced. To this day, there are many local libraries with tributes devoted to her efforts.”

And speaking of Bush being as good as his word, as it relates to the Katrina recovery, President Bush signed the following seven acts into law:

*     Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act to Meet Immediate Needs Arising From the Consequences of Hurricane Katrina

*     Second Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act to Meet Immediate Needs Arising From the Consequences of Hurricane Katrina

*     2005 Flexibility for Displaced Workers Act

*     Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act of 2005

*     QI, TMA, and Abstinence Programs Extension

*     the Hurricane Katrina Unemployment Relief Act of 2005

*     the Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005

Oh, and the number of acts President Obama has signed into law as relates to the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico?

Zero.

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This is What Socialism Does to a Country

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For those of you with half a brain, or any knowledge of history, or simply a grasp of the obvious would know, socialism takes anything, and turns it into a steaming pile of failure.  For this example, we excerpt Fausta, and see what socialism has done to Venezuela. 

Venezuelan blogger Miguel Octavio sees A Confusing Future Ahead For Maduro And Venezuela. Let’s look at a Zara store in Venezuela, before price controls,

and a Zara store after,

Enter the black market, in force.

And here is video…

Note the video reports that their new dictator claims that TV’s cost so much because the US is trying to ruin their economy?  Notice the “It’s someone else’s fault” rule kicking in?   See, Obama get’s it honest.  Socialism fails, so scapegoats must be made, and more socialism is always the solution.

Have to admit that they’re predictable

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Obama’s Legacy of Failure

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The country’s chief narcissist, Barack Obama, has, of course, a very high opinion of himself as President of these United States. At one time or another, President Obama has compared himself favorably with Lincoln, Roosevelt, Kennedy, and Reagan. But, the Washington Examiner reports o the results of a YouGov/Economist survey of 1000 US adults interviewed October 26-28, 2013 on the greatness of Presidents. My guess is that Valerie Jarrett has made sure that Mr. Obama has and will never see the results of this poll.

Polling highest in the category “Great” was Ronald Reagan with 32% followed by Franklin D. Roosevelt at 31%. John F. Kennedy  pulled in 30% and Bill “Slick Willy” Clinton managed to get 27%. President Obama managed to tie Dwight Eisenhower at 14%.

Not all was bad news for Barack Obama, however. He can brag to his children that he came in first in one category. He may not want to mention that the category was “Failure”. Among failed presidents, Barack Obama pulled the highest at 37% followed by G. W. Bush at 32%, Richard Nixon at 30%, and Jimmy Carter at 22%. I bet that Jimmy Carter has these poll results framed and hanging in his office.

But, hey! Cheer up, Barry! There are still a few people out there who continue drinking your Kool-Aid. One of them, Jonathan Zimmerman, had an article published in the Washington Post. He thinks you should be allowed to run for a third term. He said:

Barack Obama should be allowed to stand for re election just as citizens should be allowed to vote for — or against — him. Anything less diminishes our leaders and ourselves.

That guy has been drinking some mighty potent Kool-Aid, hasn’t he? Me? I’m glad we have the 22 Amendment. Too bad it didn’t cover Congressmen and Senators, as well.

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

Original Post: Asylum Watch

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Obama Administration Stated ObamaCare Website Working, CNN Discovers the Opposite!

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Team Obama promised that the ObamaCare website (which I will not link due to it being identity thief’s version of paradise), would be operating fully by the end of November, which passed this past Saturday.  However, as CNN discovered, the site was still giving error messages…


Unfortunately, this was broadcast on CNN, and very few people saw it. However, if CNN tells the truth a bit more often, maybe more people will tune in!

If you like your plan…
The website will work…

Yeah, same lies from the same liars!


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Family Mocks Relative Proposing they Sign up for ObamaCare

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I would think that this was staged, but it’s still hilarious.  I get regular emails from OFA (Organizing for America), Barak Obama’s network of minions and liars.  Their latest mission could be best translate as follows…

How to lie to your family members about ObamaCare.

Yeah, it was talking points about how great and wonderful about how ObamaCare is.  The target was Thanksgiving, when families gather.  However, the following video seems to show the reaction of a family that has a grasp of the obvious…

H/T: The Daly Gator

 

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Latest Democrat Blame Game: Republicans are Scaring Young Adults Away From ObamaCare

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Forget that the website doesn’t even work.  Forget that computer security experts say that the site (on the rare occasion that it does work), make identity thieves drown in their own drool.  Forget that the premiums, deductibles, and out of pocket expense are higher.  Forget that people are having their hour cut, have lost their jobs, and even lost the coverage that they already had.  Forget every single fact, statistic, and every shred of reality-because you must to have a chance at believing following nonsense…

That’s what Dana Milbank argues in his column today.  In his estimation, the GOP wants younger people to bail out of the ObamaCare system to encourage a “death spiral” for insurers by jacking up premiums and forcing the ACA to collapse under its own weight.  But Milbank has a serious chicken-egg misperception at the heart of his argument:

The Republicans’ scary-movie strategy has some logic to it: If they can frighten young and healthy people from joining the health-care exchanges, the exchanges will become expensive and unmanageable. This is sabotage, plain and simple — much like the refusal by red-state governors to participate in setting up the exchanges in the first place. But those sabotaging the new law should be careful what they wish for: Instead of killing the law, they are likely to make it more expensive to taxpayers. Their efforts could have the effect of turning Obamacare, which relies on private insurance and the free market, into just the sort of big-government entitlement Republicans were worried about in the first place.

If they succeed in scaring people away, the ones who join exchanges are likely to be older and sicker, making the insurance pool costlier to insurers. As Larry Levitt, a senior vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation, explained to me, if costs are more than 3?percent higher than anticipated in the first few years of Obamacare, the federal government will have to pick up at least half of the additional expense.

If the health-care exchanges continued to attract only the elderly and the sick in future years, premiums would rise and the only people likely to remain in the program will be those who qualify for the federal subsidies, which would increase sharply because individual contributions are limited to a percentage of the recipient’s income.

“The more successful opponents are at discouraging young and healthy people from enrolling, the bigger share of the cost the federal government will end up covering,” Levitt said. “The implication of encouraging young and healthy people to sit on the sidelines is that costs are shifted to the federal government.”

Once again, this is the classic leftist strategy of blaming someone else.  The failures of ObamaCare could not anything to do with the lies and incompetence, can it?  Of course not.  In the liberal unreality zone, their policies don’t fail.  They are either sabotaged by their enemies, or other people fail the policies.

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WordPress Commenting System Shenanigans!

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Hello all, I wanted to mention again that I am having problems with making comments at other blogs using the WordPress commenting system.  Last evening, I tried to leave comments at Bunkerville, as well as The Daley Gator, and at both sites, got a message that my comment could not be posted.  I was able to comment at others sites, so I can’t identity any specific issue that might be the cause.   I know I’m not the only one having such issues, and I frankly only solved it here with Disqus.

Just sayin.

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Cash for Clunkers Update: Jobs Created for the Bargain Price of $1,400,000 a Pop

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Government programs tend to fail, and fail hard.  “Cash for Clunkers” was no exception, as we had covered here at the CH 2.0.

Ulterior Motives in “Cash for Clunkers?”

Cash for Clunkers: Revisited

Cash for Clunkers Revisited: More Damage Done

So then, we see a report that indicates that some jobs might have been created, to the tune of $1,400,000 a job.  Steve, at Motor City Times, has more…

Free markets are the only way to go:

A Bookings Institution study found the $2.85 billion program “provided a short-term boost in vehicle sales, which were pulled forward from sales that would have occurred in subsequent months. There was a small increase in employment but the implied cost per job created ($1.4 million) was far higher than other fiscal stimulus programs.”

The study — from researchers Ted Gayer and Emily Parker — said the “Car Allowance Rebate System,” or CARS did little to boost employment. This is at least the fourth major study since 2012 that has raised questions about the value of the program.

The study said far more jobs could have been created using other government stimulus programs — increasing unemployment benefits (at $95,000 per job); $80,000-$133,000 per job created for cutting employers’ payroll taxes; $222,000 per job created for reducing employees’ payroll taxes; $200,000 per job created for providing additional Social Security benefits; or $222,000 per job created for allowing the expensing of investment costs.

The study estimates the sales led to 3,676 “job years” — sales supporting a job for a single year — between the automaker and auto parts sector, or at a cost of $1.4 million per job. “This suggests that the CARS program was far less cost effective at creating jobs than other fiscal stimulus programs,” the report said.

And, since Cash for Clunkers really just drained the market and led to lower sales for months after the program ended, you might guess that the extra jobs, if any, were eventually lost anyway.

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CNN Report Indicates That ObamaCare Website Wasn’t Ready, and the Obama Administration Knew

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Once again, we see that the Obama administration knew about the quality and performance issues with ObamaCare website.

Washington (CNN) — The Obama administration was given stark warnings just one month before launch that the federal healthcare site was not ready to go live, according to a confidential report obtained by CNN.

Read documents

The caution, from the main contractor CGI, warned of a number of open risks and issues for the HealthCare.gov web site even as company executives were testifying publicly that the project had achieved key milestones.

On Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Medicaid Chief Marilyn Tavenner, whose job it was to oversee the October 1 rollout of the website, said she did not foresee its problems.

“No, we had tested the website and we were comfortable with its performance,” she said. “Now, like I said, we knew all along there would be as with any new website, some individual glitches we would have to work out. But, the volume issue and the creation of account issues was not anticipated and obviously took us by surprise. And did not show up in testing.”

So, even though they try to explain it away, even CNN cannot ignore the fact that the website was a failure-and the administration knew.

H/T: The Daley Gator

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Al Gore has World-Wide Global Warming Extravaganza, Attracts Only 707 Worldwide Viewers

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What if Al Gore had a World-Wide Global Cooling Global Warming Climate Change The Big Lie panic-a-thon, and no one paid attention?

Nothing apparently, but it’s still worth noting that the big lie has fallen flat on it’s face.  Weasel Zippers has the information…

Via The New Nostradamus:

Al Gore’s 24 Hours of Reality extravaganza took place on October 22. Anybody noticed?

On YouTube it has been a whopping success: A total of 707 views worldwide!

Keep reading…

The 24 Hours of Reality?  Could that possible be the most ironic title ever?

Why not call it the…

Wide World of Failure…

You know, agony of defeat and all?

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OBAMACARE: It Takes Your Breath Away

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The Washington StranglerHere’s a dirty little secret for all you lo-fo Democratic voters out there: Communists — uh, progressives — don’t give a collective damn about you, or the supposedly oppressed “workers of the world, or any of the other manufactured issues for which they profess outrage on a daily basis … it’s all a sham; it’s the camouflage that disguises the totalitarian predator lurking in the bushes — or living in the White House next door.

 

Obama’s exploitation of the government shutdown (never let a good crisis go to waste) is a classic old method mastered by the likes of CPUSA. It’s standard operating procedure … we expect congressional Democrats to accuse Republicans of starving children, old people, kittens, puppies, fish, and birds; of wanting to kill your grandmother; of gleefully polluting the atmosphere; of hating black people, gays, Latinos, women; of hoping no child gets an education or a school lunch. You know the drill. Democrats do this regardless of whether they have the White House. It’s the air they breathe … But the performance has reached a higher, uglier decibel level under the Obama administration. This is hardly a surprise, given Barack Obama’s upbringing, mentors, radical associates, and the crucial fact that he was a community organizer who studied and taught Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. (American Spectator)

 

Insatiable progressives like Obama try to appear normal, but inwardly they harbor an uncontrollable urge to choke the life from the liberty of the individual, rationalizing each crime as being for the greater good.   Lock your doors and windows, America, and don’t go out alone — they’re not going to stop until they’re caught.  

 

 

 

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ObamaCare: The Best Thing For The Conservative Movement Since Ronald Reagan

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ObamaCare may accomplish what Republicans and Tea Party members could not. It may reverse the Road to Socialism that this country has been on for the better part of a century. (Source: Monty Pelerin’s World)

With all due respect for one of my favorite pundits, Pelerin my be a tad optimistic to think the failure of ObamaCare could reverse this country’s journey down the Road to Socialism. But, I do agree that Obama’s legacy is going to take a serious hit as more and more young adults become aware of how badly they are being screwed by ObamaCare. Unfortunately, most won’t learn for a while yet because of the ObamaCare web site disaster. (Fox News reports that one expert estimates that as many as 5,000,000 lines of code may have to be rewritten.) They will learn sooner or later that ObamaCare will force to pay more for health insurance that has a higher deductible. Then they will recall what that crazy guy, Ted Cruz, was trying to warn them about. They are going to learn that those free lunch programs they voted for have to be paid for by someone and this time it is them that will have to pay. They have consistently supported President Obama’s wealth redistribution policies. But, they are not going to be so happy when they realize that ObamaCare redistributes wealth from the working poor and middle class to those who can not afford health insurance. They are going to realize that Obama, Reid, and Pelosi designed ObamaCare to do just that. They are going to learn what we conservatives have always known: socialism is great for those who don’t have to pay for it.

Although I do not agree that ObamaCare alone will cause America to reverse the course it is on, I do agree with the case that  Pelerin makes that Obama and the Democrats are going to pay a price for their ObamaCare disaster:

The Democrats may have backed themselves into a corner from which there is no escape. They have taken an existential position on ObamaCare; they are all in and must fight for their Frankenstein monster no matter what.

ObamaCare represents President Obama’s signature program, arguably his only real success. For about a century universal healthcare has been the dream of every Socialist. Like all Socialist dreams, it looks better in the dream than when the lights go on. Now it is here with more than its share of warts and defects. The old warning about being careful what you wish for seems especially appropriate.

As the details of ObamaCare become known, it is likely that their blind commitment to this dysfunctional program will torpedo whatever advantage they might have gained from the shutdown. They are stuck defending what will increasingly be seen as indefensible.

Generally speaking, the American electorate suffers from having very short memories. However, the personal monthly cost increases of ObamaCare will serve as a constant reminder and we should see the tangible results in the 2014 mid-term elections. At least that is the straw at which I am currently grasping.

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

Original Post:  Asylum Watch

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Are Anti-Bullying Programs Backfiring?

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Bullying is considered to be one of the most significant problems in our schools.  I can see that, and I don’t really disagree.  I would say that the leftist indoctrination is far worse, but that is a post for another day. After months of covering #FreeKate, I now know more about bullying than I ever cared to.  From the death threats, the threats to “ruin people professionally,” the “digging up of “dirt,” on law enforcement personnel, as well as the victim’s mother, the simple insults and false claims about critics,  to the “doxing” of people that state the truth about the case, the Hunts and their supporters have raised the bar in terms of bullying the family of a sexual abuse victim, and nearly anyone who stands up to their lies.   They are a case-study in online bullying.  Of course, as consummate on line bullies, they will claim to be the victims whenever they are caught.

So then, schools have been spending tons of money on anti-bullying programs.  However, the question arises, do the programs work?  If we are to believe the following, the answer is a resounding, “no!”

But a University of Texas researcher found that anti-bullying programs increase bullying, and “actually teach students different bullying techniques — and even educate about new ways to bully” classmates:

A lot of schools spend countless hours trying to stop bullying. But . . . University of Texas at Arlington criminologist Seokjin Jeong analyzed data collected from 7,000 students from all 50 states.

He thought the results would be predictable and would show that anti-bullying programs curb bullying. Instead — he found the opposite.

Jeong said it was, “A very disappointing and a very surprising thing. Our anti-bullying programs, either intervention or prevention does not work.”

The study concluded that students at schools with anti-bullying programs might actually be more likely to become a victim of bullying. It also found that students at schools with no bullying programs were less likely to become victims.

The results were stunning for Jeong. “Usually people expect an anti-bullying program to have some impact — some positive impact.”

The student videos used in many campaigns show examples of bullying and how to intervene. But Jeong says they may actually teach students different bullying techniques — and even educate about new ways to bully through social media and texting.

Jeong said students with ill intentions “…are able to learn, there are new techniques [and gain] new skills.” He says students might see examples in videos and then want to try it.

According to Jeong, some programs even teach students how to bully without leaving evidence behind.

 Broad anti-bullying rules can backfire and be harmful to child development. As a school administrator noted after passage of New Jersey’s bureaucratically rigid anti-bullying law, “The anti-bullying law also may not be appropriate for our youngest students, such as kindergartners who are just learning how to socialize with their peers. Previously, name-calling or shoving on the playground could be handled on the spot as a teachable moment, with the teacher reinforcing the appropriate behavior. That’s no longer the case. Now it has to be documented, reviewed and resolved by everyone from the teacher to the anti-bullying specialist, principal, superintendent and local board of education.”

Frankly, I can see this being true.  We know that Head Start has never shown a statistical difference in school achievement past third grade.  DARE has never been shown to decrease alcohol or drug use by teens.  If it’s a bureaucratic and top-down program, it will likely fail, if not make things worse.  To invoke Quinn’s Law…

Liberalism generates the exact opposite of it’s stated intent.

Do I know the real solution?  I don’t know that there is a blanket one.  I think that if school personnel take the time to watch for it, punish misbehavior, reward good behavior, and try to derail nasty behaviors whenever they occur, they stand a far better chance of turning things around.  In other words, let the professionals be professionals, and hold them up as examples, or hold them responsible.  This is a fight that is won in the classroom, not in a legislature.

H/T: College Insurrection

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