Race Based Standards Leaving All Children behind

The Illinois State Board of Education has been granted a waiver to No Child Left Behind (NCLB) that will institutionalize racism in our public school system. How is the education bureaucracy doing this? The state is changing the standards students have to meet by “RACE”. Yes, each race will have a separate standard to meet over the […]

Limiting Education Choices

After several weeks of trying to teach my second grader how to ride a bicycle, I became pretty frustrated. I tried instructing Gracie the same way my parents taught me when I was 6. But I couldn’t understand what was going wrong. My poor mother must have run miles up and down West Street in […]

School Districts: Separate But Equal?

In 1954, in Brown vs Board of Education, schools were force to be integrated with the ruling that government sanctioned segregation by race was unconstitutional.  [Emphasis mine] Summary of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483, 74 S. Ct. 686, 98 L. Ed. 873 (1954). Issue Is the race-based segregation of children into […]

Pat Quinn 2014 State of the State: We Made a Comeback, Jobs are Being Created, Companies are Moving Here

In listening to Gov. Pat Quinn give the 2014 State of the State address today, it is clear he is as delusional as President Obama was last night in his State of the Union address.  He continually repeated the following themes: We’ve made a comeback Getting the job done Finish the job Equality and fairness […]

TED: Re-imagining School Series

Click image to play the entire series and read Education Delivery – time for a change. 1. Ken Robinson: How schools kill creativity 2. Salman Khan: Let’s use video to reinvent education 3. Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud 4. Daphne Koller: What we’re learning from online education 5. Geoff Mulgan: A short […]

Education Delivery – Time for a change

In Conjunction with Jack Roeser The delivery of education has remained basically the same for the past century while other industries have changed delivery methods accordingly with technological advances. To compare, let’s first look at a summary of a couple of other industries: Music Industry Delivery [Overview of Presentation by Derrell Bradford]: Live Performance – […]

Bruce Rauner: No Excuse Video

Bruce Rauner has released a new video. It was also played right before halftime of the Bears Packers game last night. The video highlights Rauner’s views on education. From Rauner press release: “I know the government union bosses will attack me for it, but I’ll keep fighting for better schools until every child in Illinois […]

Columnist says public schools can’t improve as long as unions fight for the status quo

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a recent Detroit News editorial, Richard Berman puts the blame of America’s troubled education system exactly where it belongs: on the teachers unions. Berman, executive director for the Center for Union Facts, explains how union work rules and contract clauses are hurting public schools by limiting principals’ staffing options and protecting poor or […]

MPS has most empty buildings in Wisconsin, costing taxpayers millions by blocking choice schools

By Adam Tobias | Wisconsin Reporter MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Wisconsin taxpayers have been forced to spend millions of dollars to take care of empty Milwaukee Public Schools buildings the district refuses to sell to choice school operators. MPS’ 15 vacant structures, some of which have been unused for close to a decade, are costing state and local taxpayers approximately […]