I thoroughly enjoyed David Hogberg’s piece on our “friends” — no, not the Saudis, but the NEA. One sentence he quotes from the coalition website aptly sums up all that is wrong with the edu-tariat today:
“…we’re failing to provide too many children with the basics…”p>Indeed. One assumes, having had a rather intense exposure to grammar in primary school, the goal of this group of loons must be to provide too many children with the basics. I applaud their generosity of spirit, but it seems to me a more laudable goal would be to provide enough, or all, children with the basics. Anyone speaking or reading the output of most modern survivors of the education gulag could only borrow a line from Macbeth “Hold, not enough!” br> — Frank Stevenson /p>
Most of the quotes attributed to NEA President Reg Weaver and to the “National Mobilization for Great Public Schools” website are inarguable. We do need to make education a higher priority; we are “…failing to provide too many children with the basics”; and the schools do need “…adequate and equitable funding, qualified teachers, and technology.”
But the solution is certainly not for the NEA to align itself with such far-left fringe groups as mentioned in the article. Radical thinking and actions rarely accomplish anything positive. And that’s one reason the NEA has gotten such a questionable reputation amongst much of the populace.p>If the NEA would do what they should, i.e., concentrate on quality education through support of quality teachers, then they could be a fine organization. As it stands now, they are getting more radical every day.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?