I was a grind.
That was the word for it back in the day: the kid who sweated the details, who made flashcards. A striver, a grade-hog, a worker bee — that kid — and I can see him clearly now, almost 40 years later, bent over a textbook, squinting in the glow of a cheap desk lamp.
I can see him early in the morning, too, up and studying at 5 o’clock: sophomore year, high school, his stomach on low boil because he can’t quite master — what? The quadratic formula? The terms of the Louisiana Purchase? The Lend-Lease policy, the mean value theorem, Eliot’s use of irony as a metaphor for … some damn thing?
Have they no shame?
A public high school in Maine was caught red-handed trying to recruit students to work on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign as a “community service opportunity” – without the knowledge or consent of parents.
Could you imagine the national media firestorm had the school been recruiting for Donald Trump’s campaign?
Students at Marshwood High School in South Berwick received an email from the Clinton campaign – urging them to sign up for positions as unpaid “fellows”.
Ok, I don’t get why she is pissed? No mention of religion, God or anything. Just a statement. Would she have been pissed if it said, Hey free condoms call.. or free abortion call… ? I think not, Liberals love to act open minded, until they are confronted with it…
Suzanne Young, a mother and New York Times best-selling author of “young adult novels,” took to Twitter to protest the Gilbert Public School District’s decision to express its support of adoption over abortion and abstinence as the “most effective” way to prevent unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease.
Take a look at the sticker:
Republicans Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, John Kasich and Chris Christie all have plans or will soon. The same goes for Democrats Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley. Hillary Clinton joined the crowd last week with a $350 billion package of ideas.
It’s all aimed at helping young people afford to go to college and pay off the debts that come due later. For anyone running for president in 2016 — and hoping to win the millennial vote — promising to fix the student-loan mess seems essential.
It’s certainly a problem: More than 40 million young adults have unpaid college loans, almost twice as many as a decade ago. The total outstanding, $1.2 trillion, exceeds what households owe on their credit cards or car loans. One in six borrowers is delinquent or in default.
The first rule for a new program is, or should be, do no harm. Yet none of the plans released so far would do enough to lessen the need for students to borrow.
UGH! Ok all my liberal friends, this is it, I am done, you have gone to far… Good God! Sorry to say this, but boys and girls are different, they just are… It is time to get over it and just deal with it…. Oh, and by the way, only about 1% of the world population is gay or lesbian. So we are changing everything for maybe 1% of the population… Really… UGH!
The more exposed I am to the lunacy of liberalism, the more I’m convinced it’s some sort of airborne pathogen that seeps into the skulls of the weak minded and transforms them into progressive, statist zombies.
How else do you explain the fact that the “Human Rights Campaign” organization can create a guide for “gender inclusive classrooms” and not be laughed right out of the school building for pushing radical hippie-dippie malarkey?
Yes, apparently, teachers shouldn’t refer to the children in class as “boys and girls,” but as “friends or students,” because that’s more inclusive.
Oh, it gets better, so save the eye rolls until the end.
Disturbing… This nation is a mess, we are morally bankrupt….
(CNSNews.com) — Middle and high school students can’t get a Coca-Cola or a candy bar at 13 Seattle public schools, but they can get a taxpayer-funded intrauterine device (IUD) implanted without their parents’ consent.
School-based health clinics in at least 13 Seattle-area public high schools and middle schools offer long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), including IUDs and hormonal implants, to students in sixth-grade and above at no cost, according to Washington State officials.
LARCs are associated with serious side effects, such as uterine perforation and infection. IUDs, specifically, can also act as abortifacients by preventing the implantation of a fertilized egg.
Sad and disturbing that she was teaching our youth…
A professor at the University of Memphis suggested that the Charleston shooter was not mentally ill but rather just another example of “white people acting how they’re conditioned to act.”
Assistant professor of sociology Zandria Robinson — whose Twitter account is promoted on the school’s official website — posted a tweet following the Charleston shooting suggesting that the killer’s actions were a result of his whiteness: