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How Oberlin Manufactured the Hate-Crime Hoax of the Year by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2013 Busted. Stone-cold busted. Just as I suspected, "progressive" pranksters at Oberlin College have been definitively unmasked as the perpetrators of phony campus "hate crimes" that scored international headlines in March. The blabbermouth academic administrators who helped fuel the hysteria... Read More
Well, well, well. Loyal readers will remember my post of March 5, "Oberlin College: Still manufacturing hate crimes hoaxes after all these years" and my column of March 6, "The Coddling of College Hate Crime Hoaxers." I recounted my alma mater's history of hate crime hoaxes and lambasted the current college administration's hyping and hysteria... Read More
Loyal readers know of my longtime crusade against fuzzy math/Everyday Math and Common Core educational corruption. So this new video of an apparent teacher training session on Common Core math -- in which the trainer explains how getting the wrong answer is right -- will come as no surprise (via Stanley Kurtz): [youtube= The twisted... Read More
Here's a new installment of my Rotten to the Core series on education and curriculum. This latest scandal has only just begun. I hear from multiple sources that there are more damaging e-mails to come. Jeb World is getting rocked not only by this mess, but by the nationwide, grass-roots revolt against his top-down Common... Read More
My column today follows up on my exclusive blog report about the unauthorized iris scans of children in the Polk County, Fl. schools last week. The district has apologized, but this story is far from over. Who's Tracking Your Children? by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2013 The school year may be over for most... Read More
Florida parents are right to be outraged at the outrageous privacy violations that took place late last week in at least 3 Polk County, Florida schools. I just got off the phone with Rob Davis, senior director of support services for the district, who confirmed to me what Florida education activists blew the whistle on... Read More
Screw up, move up, repeat. Lois Lerner, the woman who confessed to inappropriately targeting limited-government groups and using the IRS to discriminate against Tea Party and 9/12 organizations, is still scheduled to receive honors from Western New England University School of Law this weekend. A tipster of mine e-mailed the school and received this response:... Read More
Left-wing terrorism? Nothing to see hear, move along... Related: Jay Z/ Common hail Assata Shakur Previous: The Black Liberation Army’s war on police Another police ambush in Washington state The war on cops 2 Lazy 2 Teach
If you are a parent, educator, or activist concerned about the federal takeover of your kids' tests, textbooks, and curriculum, you need to be on Twitter. Today, the group Parent-Led Reform is holding a national Twitter rally to inform others about the growing grass-roots revolt against Fed Ed. Search the hashtag #stopcommoncore and tune in... Read More
Thanks to grass-roots activism, limited-government think tanks, whistle-blowing educators and bloggers, vigilant local and state legislators, and tireless parents committed to protecting their children, the truth about federalized Common Core standards is spreading. Every voice counts. Glenn Beck and his team at The Blaze have done invaluable work exposing the corrupt, privacy-undermining Fed Ed scheme... Read More
Last week, I reminded you about the bloody history of convicted Weather Underground terrorists Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert, whom left-wing bleeding heart director Robert Redford pays homage to in his new fictional movie "The Company You Keep." Boudin's son, Chesa, was raised by America-bashing and flag-trashing Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. As I told... Read More
JUST SAY NO! Yesterday, Glenn Beck and his team at The Blaze TV aired a terrific program with teachers and activists exposing some of the basic myths and failures of the Common Core racket (click on the link and be sure to sign up. Glenn's network is doing invaluable, forward-thinking work). It was heartening to... Read More
Courtesy of Truth in American Education, you can now exercise your parental rights to protect your children from the nationalized Common Core racket. Download, print, Facebook, tweet, and share the opt-out form. The revolt is growing. Make your voice and your choice heard. *** My Rotten to the Core series: Rotten to the Core, Part... Read More
Rotten to the Core: The Feds' Invasive Student Tracking Database by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2012 (This is the fourth installment of a continuing series on nationalized academic standards known as the "Common Core.") While many Americans worry about government drones in the sky spying on our private lives, Washington meddlers are already on... Read More
RAAAAAAAAAAAACIST! The Coddling of College Hate Crime Hoaxers by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2013 American college campuses are the most fertile grounds for fake hate. They're marinated in identity politics and packed with self-indulgent, tenured radicals suspended in the 1960s. In the name of enlightenment and tolerance, these institutions of higher learning breed a... Read More
My crazy alma mater is at it again. Back in the 1990s, race-obsessed nutballs at Oberlin College in Ohio cooked up a horrid hate crime hoax. Asian-American students claimed that a phantom racist had spray-painted anti-Asian racial epithets on a campus landmark rock. Turned out that it was a warped Asian-American student who perpetrated the... Read More
Click here for full-size map from Common Core watchdog Truth in American Education This is Part III in my continuing series on the rotten Common Core nationalized academic standards scheme. Read Part I here and Part II here. Read feedback/reaction from parents, educators and activists here. Here's a handy primer on "How to Fight the... Read More
I have more installments of my Rotten to the Core series on the federalized national curriculum "standards" coming next week. (See parts one and two here and here.) In the meantime, I'm sharing several of the e-mails pouring in from teachers, parents, and activists across the country who are fighting this juggernaut across the country.... Read More
Common Core learning: The Gettysburg Address "word cloud" Here's the next installment of my Rotten to the Core series. I'll continue to post resource/background/activist links at the end of every post. See also the links below to my previous critiques of GOP-led national standards efforts and related posts on dumbed-down curriculum/Everyday Math. There are many,... Read More
This year, I'll be using my syndicated column and blog space to expose how progressive "reformers" -- mal-formers -- are corrupting our schools. One of my New Year's resolutions is to provide you in-depth coverage of this vital issue that too often gets shunted off the daily political/partisan agenda. While the GOP tries to solve... Read More
In so many ways, the dream is still far from reality. I've said before that one of the areas of American life where Martin Luther King's vision remains unfulfilled is public education. Teachers' unions and government school protectionists have stood in the schoolhouse door, blocking innovation, competition, and parental choice -- leaving minority children and... Read More
After the Newtown school massacre, I compiled a list of 6 simple things we can do in the wake of massacres without government. This was item number 2: 2. Train our kids: When they see something troublesome or wrong, say something. If a young classmate exhibits bizarre or violent behavior toward himself/herself, other students, teachers,... Read More
Remember Karen Lewis? She's Chicago thuggery personified. I introduced you to her last September when she spearheaded the abandonment of 350,000 schoolchildren over merit-based pay, teacher evaluations, and a 16 percent pay raise: Well, that trash mouth is baaaaack. Intrepid Kyle Olson of EAGNews.com caught Lewis joking about labor leaders who seriously contemplated killing the... Read More
I shared an excerpt of an e-mail I received from Joe Cascarelli of Westcliffe, CO, in my syndicated column today (here), which is adapted from my recent blog post on things parents can do post-Newtown without relying on government. Cascarelli describes a community organizing effort that every liberty-loving parent can get behind. I'm reprinting more... Read More
The post-Newtown witch hunt by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2012 In the aftermath of the horrific Newtown school massacre, Americans from all parts of the political spectrum agree that we need to pay more attention to mental health issues. Public death threats and incitements to violence must be taken seriously. The incendiary witch hunt... Read More
1. Teach our kids about the acts of heroes in times of crisis. Tell them about Newtown teacher Vicki Soto's self-sacrifice and bravery. Tell them about Clackamas mall shopper Nick Meli, a concealed carry permit-holder whose quick action may have prevented additional deaths. Tell them about Family Research Council security guard Leo Johnson, who protected... Read More
"To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical." - Thomas Jefferson Right to Work laws protect the right of employees to choose for themselves whether or not to join or financially support a union. Longtime readers of my work know that I've been... Read More
Hey, Fat Cat Unions: Pay Your "Fair Share" by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2012 Message for wealth-bashing millionaire actor Ed Asner: Man up and take responsibility for lying to America's schoolchildren. Confronted by a producer for Fox News Channel's "The Sean Hannity Show" this week, the left-wing celebrity claimed he couldn't remember "a thing... Read More
If CTU leader and "social justice" thug Karen Lewis is happy and union activists are cheering, you know it's bad news for everyone else. As you've no doubt heard, school is back in session in Chicago after a week of child abandonment. Left-wing Democracy Now reported: "On Tuesday, 800 delegates of the Chicago Teachers Union... Read More
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While nearly 400,000 schoolkids remain shut out of their classrooms and parents risk losing their jobs to keep their kids safe, the Alinskyite Chicago teachers' radicals are living it up. See the latest video at EAGNews after you read my column below. Takeaway quote from protesting teacher: “[T]his is the best I’ve felt in my... Read More
Yesterday, I gave you an up-close-and-personal look at Chicago Teachers Union radical Karen Lewis. EAGNews has done invaluable groundwork tracking these agitators over the years. Today, they bring exclusive video from the march yesterday that stopped traffic in the Loop. First up: "Che-cago!" Kyle Olson writes: "In the first day of its strike, the Chicago... Read More
Photo via Founding Bloggers This is the woman leading the walkout of 26,000 public school teachers in Chicago. Karen Lewis, head of the Chicago Teachers' Union, is a loud-mouthed "social justice" radical whose Big Labor racket would rather abandon 350,000 children to the streets than accept merit-based pay, teacher evaluations, and a 16 percent pay... Read More
The tolerance police are out of control. It may be summer time, but some college campuses never take a break from P.C. indoctrination. Take Georgetown University, where a minority student has reportedly been kicked out of a summer scholars program for refusing to participate in an LGBT sensitivity training workshop. Kira Davis has the scoop... Read More
You might wanna take a look and see. Video via EAGNews: *** Flashback: “Educate, collaborate, AGITATE!”: Alinsky’s teacher corps
As fiscal conservatives in Wisconsin and across the country celebrate the triumphs of GOP Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and progressive heads EXPLODE, my latest column looks back at the biggest losers in this nasty battle: The public school employee unions. They must be held accountable. Remember in November! *** Teacher’s unions... Read More
Scholastic Inc. is a nearly century-old educational publishing company that distributes books, magazines, and other teaching materials through the schools. If you have kids (or remember from your own grade-school days), Scholastic puts out news bulletins that get sent home weekly or monthly. One of those items is Scholastic News, which bills itself as "America's... Read More
A lot of competition for the award, but this freak wins hands down (hat tip: Ed Shahzade): More at My Fox Boston. Background on Professor Avery: S
Proposition 103, the only statewide tax increase on the November ballot across the country, is going down tonight, according to number-crunchers in my home state of Colorado. If the results of this massive tax hike referendum had gone the big government/big labor lobby's way, it would be front-page news tomorrow and Debbie Blabberman-Schultz would be... Read More
Ladies and gentlemen, I hope you are paying attention. Democrats in Washington are turning up the heat on the GOP as they push for quick passage of the "mini" $35 billion union jobs bailout. True to Alinsky form, Team Obama is spinning more emo-narratives centered on saving teachers from layoffs. At a Save the Teachers... Read More
If you live in the Pacific Northwest, you're familiar with the "aroma in Tacoma" -- that infamous odor caused by the pulp mills and cow manure. Well, there's a different kind of aroma overtaking the city. It's the stench of Big Labor intransigence as the public teachers' union defies a court order to end its... Read More
All the wrong 9/11 lessons by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2011 Are your kids learning the right lessons about 9/11? Ten years after Osama bin Laden's henchmen murdered thousands of innocents on American soil, too many children have been spoon-fed the thin gruel of progressive political correctness over the stiff antidote of truth. "Know... Read More
Movie star Matt Damon has made a few notable appearances on this blog over the years -- for his blind championing of the late radical Marxist academic Howard Zinn and his Sarah Palin Derangement Syndrome. He's back today in my syndicated column for his ignorant diatribe against "drill and kill" education methods and lifetime teacher... Read More
Postcard from London: Wisconsin on the Thames by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2011 LONDON – Big Labor looks the same wherever you go: Petulant, irrational, and wholly aggrieved beyond its means. I’m here on vacation with family as some 750,000 public-sector employees strike in protest over modest pension reform proposals. It’s a taste of... Read More
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which supports left-wing PBS and NPR, continues to sop up hundreds of millions in taxpayer subsidies. Despite GOP efforts to de-fund the progressive behemoth, CPB is forging ahead with its expansive mission creep agenda. Want to know what they're up to now? Check out their latest initiative unveiled today: The... Read More
Pictures are worth a thousand words. This one, via Jason Hart at thathero, is a priceless rejoinder to the class-warfare demagoguery of the public employee unions: As Jason explains: "Consider the average OEA employee’s pay, stacked up against the averages for Ohio private industry workers, government employees, and teachers...The data (aggregated here in a single... Read More
How fitting that a school named after our profligate, post-achievement president is shutting down thanks to fiscal mismanagement and non-achievement. R.I.P., Barack Obama Elementary School (hat tip: reader Peter): Reader Peter adds: "Asbury Park's school system was taken over by the state of New Jersey a few years back (along with those of other underachieving
"I didn’t expect to see a live sex show."
Annual undergrad tuition at Northwestern University in Illinois tops $50,000 a year. Some parents expecting a stimulating education for their children got a rude awakening this week. At least one professor took "stimulation" to new depths. Speechless: The p.r. flack for Northwestern defended the "lecture" and "demonstration" as an example of teaching that puts the... Read More
A reader sends an organizing alert from the American Federation of Teachers being circulated among public school educators in Wisconsin this week. Who cares about teaching arithmetic or social studies? It's Alinsky and social justice time! NEW Activist training March 4 & 5 Pyle Center--UW Madison Madison, WI Working with the national AFT, we are... Read More
My column today expounds on my blog post yesterday on the New York State teachers' union call to "agitate." Both the New York state and New York city teachers' unions wields immense power with massive budgets funded with forced member dues. You may have read the exclusive story in the NYPost on the NYC's United... Read More
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Our Reigning Political Puppets, Dancing to Invisible Strings
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Talk TV sensationalists and axe-grinding ideologues have fallen for a myth of immigrant lawlessness.