Today’s read is from Dan McLaughlin, a senior writer at National Review Online. here’s an excerpt:
On this 234th Constitution Day, conservatives — indeed, every American — should reflect on our great Founding.
Bonnie Snyder has written a new book, Undoctrinate: How Politicized Classrooms Harm Kids and Ruin Our Schools―and What We Can Do About It.
Here’s an excerpt from an excerpt of the book:
For years, schools have had “anti-bullying campaigns” to stop kids from picking on each other. But what if the bullying is coming from the teacher and school administrators?
Our nation has a problem. Recently, in both urban and rural communities, young children are being indoctrinated, bullied, and harassed by their fellow students and teachers for not falling into line on various topics.
Many of you don’t want to think about this, and I understand. You’d rather send your kids to school and trust implicitly in the system, as your own parents probably did. After all, it worked out okay for you. However, this fight will come to you, whether or not you want it. It doesn’t matter if you live in a city or the rural South.
Read the entire column here.
I’ve known WI Assembly Speaker Robin Vos a long time. I like and respect him…a lot, and feel much of the negativity he gets even from the right is unfair.
Vos is the subject of a lengthy piece in the left-leaning POLITICO that is sympathetic to Gov. Tony Evers who whines he can’t get anything he wants done because of Vos.
There are enough slings and arrows in the POLITICO piece but Vos gets some positive notes:
And despite Vos’ reputation for hardball politics, he comes across as friendly and engaging in person. He seems eager to answer tough questions, and he never seems at a loss for words
“He’s very sharp, very savvy,” says Tim Storey, the executive director of the National Conference of State Legislatures. “He’s one of the most savvy political thinkers that I’ve ever worked with. And he sees the world through that lens.”
“He’s a skilled conversationalist,” Storey added. “He’s sharp with facts, and he doesn’t just skim along the surface. He’ll get down in the weeds.”
Vos said one of the things that sets him apart from other politicians is that he is not interested in any higher office. It’s a point he made several times, unprompted, during an hourlong interview.
“When I made the decision to be speaker, I thought long and hard about it: Is this something where I’m going to want to run for Congress or for governor?” he said. “I am very much at peace with saying: This is the last elected job I am going to hold. So I feel like my perspective as a legislator is dramatically different than everybody else’s.”
Can’t wait to hear Vos’ reaction to the POLITICO piece.
WARNING: Today’s read is much like the apprehension folks had about going to the beach after seeing “Jaws.”
It’s from humor columnist Tom Purcell. Although there’s not all that much that’s hilarious here. Check out a brief excerpt:
If you’re like me, you enjoy few things more than a long, hot shower.
Unfortunately, the Biden administration intends to re-enact a federal regulation that will limit my ability to enjoy my daily hot shower in the name of water conservation.
What does that mean?
Click here for details.
Today’s read is from brutally honest Auguste Meyrat, an English teacher in the Dallas area. He holds an MA in humanities and an MEd in educational leadership. Here’s an excerpt:
All of a sudden (during last school year), our only goal was for students to stay physically healthy and work on something that merely resembled normal school. We had to be careful not to overwhelm students with too much work or too many expectations. We were mainly there to keep the peace and offer assistance, not to move forward and guide. Our role became passive and we had much more time on our hands.
That’s why other teachers found last year liberating. They no longer had to worry about a standardized test, students passing their class, or even classroom management (classes were either virtual or extremely small, masked up, and spaced out). The most administrators wanted from them was to take care of themselves, keep up the district’s regulations for COVID-19, and do what they could for attendance and grades.
Moreover, the climate of fear made doing this bare minimum somehow heroic.
There’s more. Read the entire column here.
On this Sunday today’s read is from Bill Donohue is president and CEO of the Catholic League. Here’s an excerpt:
So why is 9/11 special to Christians? For weeks on end, all we saw on TV in New York were ceremonies and funerals for the first responders. We lost 343 firefighters, including the department chief of the FDNY, first deputy commissioner, one of the marshals, and a Catholic chaplain, Father Mychal Judge. We also lost 60 police officers from various units.
A year later, I asked staff members to call various New York fire departments, and the NYPD, to see if they had any official statistics, based on religion, of who died. No official data were available, but the most common estimates were that 85-90 percent were Catholic.
Read the entire column here.
Here are this week’s highly interesting reads:
Today’s highly interesting read (09/10/21): Would You Have Stormed The Cockpit?
Today’s highly interesting read (09/09/21): The Big Lie of COVID Unemployment Benefits Ending
Today’s highly interesting read (09/08/21): The Top Reason I Hate Masks Is They Force Me To Live By Lies
Today’s highly interesting read (09/07/21): Message to anyone who thinks it’s OK to deny medical treatment to those unvaccinated
Today’s highly interesting read (09/06/21): Workers deserve a day in their honor. The unions that exploit them don’t
Today’s read is from Thomas Gallatin of the Patriot Post. Here’s an excerpt:
There are a record number of job openings. There’s no excuse for continuing enhanced benefits.
Yes, it’s that simple.
Read the entire column here.