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Johns Hopkins Scientists Say Gender Determined by DNA Not Choice

Paul McHugh Johns Hopkins University

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org

Former Governor Mike Huckabee writes to a former school teacher in response to her concern to the now trendy idea that humans can determine their own gender or are born with gay or transgender traits. Gov. Huckabee cites a recent report by 2 Johns Hopkins psychiatrists  In a recent major study titled “Sexuality and Gender: Findings from the Biological, Psychological, and Social Sciences,” researchers from Johns Hopkins found that there is virtually no scientific evidence that people are born gay or transgender.

In response, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the most powerful lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer advocacy group in the country, labelled the report an “attack on LGBT communities” and threatened to penalize Johns Hopkins University if it does not distance itself from the study.

 

Here is a perfect example of agenda-driven politics by the LGBT community trying to denounce science. The HRC is playing the role of legendary King Canute who ordered the oceans to recede. There is no evidence that the ocean obeyed His Royal Highness. And the HRC offers no scientific evidence for their view other than they hate the report and want it suppressed.

Bonnie ,

Two highly-credentialed Johns Hopkins researchers, Paul McHugh and Lawrence Mayer, released a report arguing that there is no reliable scientific evidence supporting the currently fashionable claims that sexual orientation and gender dysphoria are caused by natural traits and innate behavior. In response, the director of LGBTI Research at Vanderbilt University released a letter signed by about 600 scholars, denouncing the report for not being published in a peer-reviewed journal and claiming that its “conclusions do not reflect current scientific or medical consensus about sexual orientation or gender identity…”

McHugh responded that it’s very hard to respond to the letter because it lists no specific objections, other than that the report, like many medical articles, wasn’t published in a peer-reviewed journal, and that they “just don’t like us” and want to “silence us.” He added, “I am disappointed that 600 people don’t like me. But I would like them to explain what exactly in that article we got wrong and where the information is that we should have put in. We are not against anybody. We are a group of doctors talking about the treatment of patients.”

I’m hardly an expert in gender research, but this letter does point up one of the growing problems with scientific research in general: There are several areas of science that have become tainted by politics, such as climate research and gender identity. It’s the very essence of the scientific method that the orthodoxy be challenged, but certain subjects are being declared off-limits to questioning. Citing the lack of publishing in peer-reviewed journals as a disqualifier is itself misleading, if the editors of those journals refuse to publish anything that questions the conventional wisdom, no matter how well-researched. Likewise, people who declare, “The science is settled,” are tacitly admitting they know nothing about science. “Settled science” is getting unsettled all the time, as we learn that things we once believed about everything from space to nutrition to fetal development were not accurate. Citing “consensus” also reveals an ignorance of the scientific method. Scientific facts aren’t determined by popular vote. If a million scientists believe something, and one dissenter is able to prove them wrong, then he’s right and the million others are wrong.

For the record, I’m not taking sides on this battle. For all I know, McHugh and Mayer may be wrong. But if you really have 600 qualified scientists who agree that they are wrong, then they should be able to explain why. Simply saying, “Look at how long this list of names that disagrees is!” is not a scientific refutation.

Sincerely,

Mike Huckabee

Once again Freedom of Speech is threatened by campus bullies who are trying to suppress any ideas they do not personally like.

 

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Obama School Diktat Endangers Students

 

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org

 

The former Obama Administration believes that America is a racist nation and that all racial disparity in America occurs as a result of white racism. Black arrests by police: “Racism!” Few blacks in white wealth neighborhoods: “Racism!” Black suspensions higher than white suspensions: “Racism!” As a result of the leftist world view and resulting Obama decree forbidding suspension of black students, schools are becoming more dangerous for all children. Blacks had been suspended at higher rates than whites for matters of discipline. The Obama administration believed that suspensions should cease for blacks because the suspensions were based on racism, not justifiable discipline. Therefore the Obama Administration ordered school to stop suspending black troublemakers. The result, predictably made schools far more dangerous. According to Jason Riley writing in the Wall Street Journal:

 

 

“In 2012 the Obama Education Department released a national study showing that black students are suspended from school at a higher rate than whites, and the findings fueled a predictable debate over whether school discipline policies are racist. Two years later, the department sent a letter to school districts warning them to do something about the disparity—in effect, to stop suspending so many disruptive black students or risk becoming the subject of a federal civil-rights investigation—and the results have been just as predictable.

The title alone of a new report on the fallout, “School Discipline Reform and Disorder,” might tell you all you need to know. The author, Max Eden of the Manhattan Institute, notes that 27 states and more than 50 of the country’s largest school districts have moved to reduce suspensions in recent years, often to the dismay of those on the front lines. A Chicago teacher said her school became “lawless” after the new discipline policy was implemented. A teacher in Oklahoma City said “we were told that referrals would not require suspension unless there was blood.” A Buffalo teacher who was kicked in the head by a student said his charges are well aware of the new policy. “The kids walk around and say ‘We can’t get suspended—we don’t care what you say.’ ”

Following the implementation of these reforms, school suspensions in New York fell by nearly 50%, but survey data of students, teachers and parents show that the learning climate in many schools has suffered. Moreover, the effects of the new policies haven’t been evenly distributed, especially under the current mayor, writes Mr. Eden. “Under de Blasio’s discipline reform, of schools that serve 90+% minority students, nearly 60% saw a deterioration in mutual student respect, about 50% saw a deterioration in student-reported physical fighting, more than 40% saw a deterioration in teacher-reported order and discipline, and nearly 40% saw an increase in student-reported drug and alcohol use and gang activity.” Overall, fighting, gang activity and drug use worsened at three times as many schools as saw an improvement.

The Trump Administration needs to reverse this dangerous policy and make American schools safe again.

 

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NY School Compares President Trump to Hitler, Mussolini

 

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org

The left famously says everyone with whom they disagree is like Hitler. Conservatives are Nazis, they behave like the Gestapo, they are fascists like Mussolini. Now according to Fox commentator Todd Starnes, Saratoga Springs High School is indoctrinating students with the view that Trump is like Hitler and Mussolini:

“A tenth grade teacher at Saratoga Springs High School led a discussion on the rise of fascism during World War Two by referencing President Trump.

‘“It’s total indoctrination,’ said Melissa, the parent who contacted me. She asked that I not use her last name. ‘It’s not their place to indoctrinate our children. It’s their job to teach the facts. Healthy debate is one thing but this definitely crossed the line.’

“The entire lesson plan was posted on the school district’s website. But once I started poking around and asking questions, the lesson was hidden behind a password protected wall.

“’Trump has absolutely no relation to World War Two. There’s no reason why he should be included with Stalin, Mussolini or Hitler,’ the mom said. They are trying to link him to the leaders of that time. That crosses a line.’

Another graphics listed “early warning signs of fascism”:

  • Nationalism
  • Obession with national security
  • Religion and government intertwined
  • Rampant sexism
  • Fraudulent elections
  • Obsession with crime and punishment

“The fact they posted this on the school’s website shows just how brazen these teachers are,” another concerned parent told me.

“Liberal teachers need to be reminded it’s not okay to use their platform to push their agenda on our kids,” the parent added.

Supt. Mike Piccirillo defended the lesson – telling me that “teaching about fascism as a political movement in the context of World War II is part of the curriculum.”

So how does President Trump factor into World War Two?

“The cartoons you referenced were used as examples to introduce a student debate regarding how some media may be portraying our government as exhibiting the early signs of fascism,” he said.

The question posed to students was “do you believe this is fair and/or accurate?”

So at some point did the teacher explain to the classroom that such comparisons were not only unfair but also grossly inaccurate?

The superintendent did not answer that question.

“These teachers are really pushing a liberal agenda on the kids,” one of the moms told me.”

What the left, including many in the educational establishment, fail to grasp is that the translation of Nazi is National Socialism. Many on the left who are, in fact socialist cannot face the truth that Hitler and Mussolini were both socialists who believed in an all-powerful top down government. What the left fail to understand is that Hitler did not believe in the God of the Bible, but instead wanted to force Christianity to conform to Nazi principles. Hitler demanded that the army take a personal oath to him. Last but not least, Hitler murdered millions of Jews as well as million more as a result of this aggressive wars. Can rational human being demonstrate how Trump is like Hitler? Trumps son-in-law is Jewish for pete’s sake.

One more thought about leftist indoctrination: Josef Goebels, Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda was a practitioner of what came to be called “The Big Lie.” Now as then, we look to the Left for The Big Lie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Florida Citizens Alliance New Objectionable Materials Report

 

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org

 

The Florida Citizens Alliance (FCA)has been in the forefront of combatting Common Core and objectionable materials that plague the classroom like an unstoppable virus. FCA have issued a new report that every family should read titled the Florida Curriculum Assessment. The 11 page report describes six categories of objectionable materials:

 

  • English Language Arts
  • Pornography
  • Reconstructed History and
  • Advanced Placement US History (APUSH)
  • Religious Indoctrination
  • Political Indoctrination
  • Common Core Math Methodologies

Rep. Lee is sponsoring HB 989 that will require all county school districts to make materials available for families to review. The bill in being considered in this current legislative session and just in time because there are some materials in place that should not be in schools. Here are just a few quotes:

 

English Language Arts:

 

“English 3 :Florida Collections– by Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt Published-2013, is a collection of short stories. The overwhelming content of these types of stories and victimization, racism and bigotry are not teaching our children to be good citizens, but victims of an oppressive culture and with moral values that “anything goes”.

Pornography

 

These materials are available beginning with 6th graders:

 

“One Example: Title: Beautiful Bastard, Author: Christina Lauren

“He leaned close enough to bite my shoulder, whispering, ‘You fucking tease.” Unable to get close enough, I quickened my pace on his zipper, shoving his pants and his boxers to the floor. I gave his cock a hard squeeze, feeling him pulse against my palm. He forced my skirt up my thighs and pushed me back on the conference table. Before I could utter a single word, he took hold of my ankles, grabbed his cock, and took a step forward, thrusting deep inside me. I couldn’t even be horrified by the loud moan I let out – he felt better than anything. ‘What’s that?’ he hissed through his clenched teeth, his hips slapping against my thighs, driving him deep inside. ‘Never been fucked like this before, have you? You wouldn’t be such a tease if you were being properly fucked.”

Revisionist History

 

“Modern World History, 9th Grade Teacher Edition Year: 2013

Author: Holt McDougal Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The most objectionable portions of the book were the sections on the American Revolution and Founding Principles. In the discussion of the Articles of Confederation, the commentary distorts the extensive back and forth between the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists
-no mention of the 13 colonies declaring their independence as 13 independent Nation States, each with powers of the other nations states of Britain, France, etc.

-no mention of the US Constitution being a legal document that created the federal government
-No mention that the federal government was a product of this legal compact and not a signer or ratifier of the compact. -No mention that this legal compact delegated only 18 well-defined and very limited powers in Article 1, sec 8
– Minimal mention of the extensive debates that led to the Bill of Rights and particularly why we have a 9th and 10thamendment.
– Grossly miss-represented the Federalist position/Stating  “colonial leaders eventually recognized the need for a strong national government” –Not true- our Constitution was carefully crafted to limit federal government powers!”

The full report can be obtained by going to The Florida Citizens Alliance:

Oct. 2016 Objectionable Materials Curriculum Report updated

 

 

 

 

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NY: Illiteracy Now OK for Teachers

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org

 

The New York State Board of Regents, which supervises public education, has decided it will no longer be necessary for would-be teachers to pass an Academic Literacy Skills Test. The reason? The test was producing racially disparate results: Only 41 percent of black candidates and 46 percent of Hispanic candidates had passed the exam on their first attempt, compared to 64 percent of white candidates.

With a Department of Education study putting the number of white public school teachers at over 80 percent with a student body hovering around 50 percent white, advocating for a diverse teaching staff is understandable. If rectifying this imbalance is a priority for the Board of Regents, its members should ensure their methods do not diminish the quality of their educators. They are doing the opposite.

The New York Post spoke with The New York City Parents union President who deplored the decision. “I think it’s absolutely outrageous,” said Mona Davids, president of the New York City Parents Union. “Our children are already barely literate. The majority of them aren’t reading at grade level as it is. To dumb down the standards for incoming teachers with the ludicrous excuse to diversify the teaching pool is completely absurd.”

Davids argued that black and Latino students in struggling districts across the city ultimately pay the price for thinning standards.

“We already have ineffective teachers in our highest-needs neighborhoods,” she said. “These are black and Latino neighborhoods. It’s in these schools where you want to put teachers who can’t pass a basic English test?”

But the Regents staunchly backed the test’s removal during their meeting Monday and denied that standards were compromised.

Here is one more example that the education establishment cares far more about jobs and benefits than serving the communities. Who ever heard of allowing illiterate teachers to teach? The New York Regents in their heyday presided over one of the finest educational systems in the country, but that was over 50 years ago. Between the teachers union and the Regents, New York public schools are a perfect storm of failure. Considering that NY public schools get about $20,000 per student, the failure is an even greater disgrace.

 

 

 

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Powers Catholic High School Educates Great Writers

Powers Catholic HS Flint, MI

 

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org

 

Would you like your school to teach its students clear persuasive writing? That’s not such an obvious question, since so many school have reduced writing to the status of an afterthought. But Powers Catholic High School in Flint Michigan knows how grow and groom clear and persuasive writers. A good example of a Powers writer is Dylan Hernandez whose open letter to President Trump was published in the Wall St. Journal. It is published below in its entirety. I interviewed Powers Principal Sally Bartos about how Powers does it.

 

Ms. Bartos said that writing is a fundamental part of each subject discipline. Whether the class is English, history, science or math, writing is required. In science, the student might journal some research, in political science the student might be required to develop s persuasive argument as Mr. Hernandez does so successfully.

 

Ms. Bartos said that Powers builds from a traditional Catholic approach to education but is flexible in adopting programs to fit the students body of about 660 young people. She said that Powers offers an honors humanities program that strongly resembles a traditional classic form of education that includes study of ancient Greek writing, and immersion in Western thought. Of course, since Powers is a Catholic Diocesan school, the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas and other great Catholic thinks are studied.

 

Powers Catholic High School is justifiably proud of Mr. Hernandez who will doubtless go far in life. I hope he realizes his ambition of meeting with President Trump and making a deal with him to improve the City of Flint Michigan. If he does get that invitation to the White House, Principal Bartos assured me that he’d be wearing his Powers Catholic school sweater. And I hope he brings one for President Trump.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DYLAN HERNANDEZ Wall Street Journal

Flint, Mich.

Mr. President, last month I heard you pledge that “neglected inner cities will see a rebirth of hope, safety, and opportunity.” Please make Flint your urban-renewal flagship, where your policies demonstrate the hope, safety and opportunity you promise.

Flint faces the same abandonment, crime, blight, troubled schools, unemployment and infrastructure issues found in many major metropolitan areas. But its population of fewer than 100,000 makes a swift turnaround easier than in larger, more complex cities like Detroit or Chicago.

You were on the mark when you said leaders have “ignored the fates of our children in the inner cities.” According to Stanford research, Flint sixth-graders are more than two grade levels behind where they should be and some four levels behind sixth-graders in nearby Oakland County. Two weeks ago, one of the two remaining public high schools canceled athletics for the year due to lack of funding. The two high schools will likely consolidate this fall in a decaying 1959 building.

Even with its bruises, I love this town and intend to return after college. Flint is home to talented, modest, resilient people and pockets of optimism that make it fertile ground for federal initiatives and investment.

While Flint still has an award-winning plant making Chevy and GMC pickup trucks, the city has lost more than 70,000 factory jobs, forcing it to develop other fields including higher education and health care. It is home to a University of Michigan campus, Kettering University (one of America’s best engineering colleges), Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, and Mott Community College. Flint also has three hospitals and Diplomat, the nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy. There is also an active $3 billion in philanthropy headquartered here, which works with the nonprofit Uptown Reinvestment Corp. to revitalize the downtown, university and cultural areas.

 

Mr. President, you could transform Flint in record time, maybe even before the midterm election. You could encourage companies to bring manufacturing back. You could employ those who are perpetually unemployed to rid the city of​ litter and blight, a simple idea based on broken-windows theory that the mayor of Albuquerque, N.M., successfully deployed.​

Flint is one of the most dangerous cities in the country—the most dangerous per capita from 2010-12, according to the FBI. In 2012 the city had 122 police officers, down from 265 five years earlier. You could help make the city safer through federal funding to hire more police officers.

In 2016 one in 14 houses in Flint was vacant. With funding such as Hardest Hit grants, the city could tear down abandoned structures at a faster pace.

You could improve education by providing money to build a consolidated public high-school and middle-school campus. The young could also benefit from more funds for weekend and summer science and math outreach.

Mr. Trump, if you’d like to discuss this over meatloaf, my spring break is April 1-11. The White House or Mar-a-Lago?

 

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Key Florida Curriculum Bill Deserves Senate Support

 

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org

 

This morning I spoke with Keith Flaugh of Florida Citizens Alliance who is supporting House bill HB 989 and its companion in the Senate SB 1210 are now working their way through the legislative process. The Florida Citizens’ Alliance (FLCA) is a coalition of citizens and grassroots groups working together through education, outreach and community involvement to advance the ideals and principles of liberty.  They believe these include but are not limited to individual rights, free markets, and limited government. Mr. Flaugh said his group is very concerned about school materials that indoctrinate students against American principals and support leftist thought. These bills support local control of curriculum materials and include a detailed report of objectionable materials.

 

In 2014 SB 864 (FS 1006.283) was the K-12 Curriculum Bill signed into law by Governor Scott in July of 2014. Its purpose was to:
– Assign each school board the constitutional responsibility to select and provide adequate instructional materials.
–  Require each district to create a transparent review policy/process allowing parents to review instructional materials and raise objections if the material was not accurate or was objectionable.
–  Allow School districts to implement their own selection and acquisition programs as an alternative to buying from the State approved lists.

 

However, Mr. Flaugh stated that virtually every school district ignored the law and parents remain mostly in the dark about materials that are indoctrinating their children. As a result, HB 989 and SB 1210 are drafted to force school districts to close the loop holes. According to Mr. Flaugh the bill will:

 

    – Require that each District School Board shall implement a transparent Policy/Process within their
District whether they acquire from the State list or create their individual acquisition program.
– Provide a definition of quality materials and require all materials meet Florida existing laws (
Tighten the definition of instructional materials to include “on-line” materials.
– Give each District School Board greater flexibility to use instructional materials that meet
        or exceed current Florida Standards.
    – Expand a parent’s right to object to include the rights of taxpayers.

Bottom Line: This law will empower parents and community taxpayers a meaningful seat at the table to significantly improve the quality of instructional materials in public schools.

 

Definition of quality materials spelled out in SB 1210 and HB 989
When passed into law, these Instructional Materials companion bills will restore local control of curriculum to each school district, give a meaningful voice to parents and the local community in the selection process for instructional materials, and require instructional materials used in the classroom meet the following criteria:

a. Be research-based, and be proven to be effective in supporting student learning

  1. Provide a non-inflammatory, objective, and balanced viewpoint on issues
  2. Be appropriate to the students’ ages and varying levels of learning
  3. Be accurate and factual
  4. Be of acceptable technical quality
  5. Shall strictly adhere to the requirements of Florida Statute 1003.42(2) US Constitutional Founding values and principles
  6. Not contain pornography or sexually explicit content as is otherwise prohibited by Florida Statute 847.012(3).

The full detailed 11 page report of objectionable materials in Florida Schools documenting extensive political and religious indoctrination, revisionist history, issues with APUSH, pornographic material and destructive math pedagogy can be found at http://floridacitizensalliance.com/liberty/?s=objectionable+materials+report

 

 

Here are just a few of the more egregious example contained in the objectionable materials curriculum report:

 

“Objectionable Materials Pornography:

Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren

“He leaned close enough to bite my shoulder, whispering, ‘You fucking tease.” Unable to get close enough, I quickened my pace on his zipper, shoving his pants and his boxers to the floor. I gave his cock a hard squeeze, feeling him pulse against my palm. He forced my skirt up my thighs and pushed me back on the conference table. Before I could utter a single word, he took hold of my ankles, grabbed his cock, and took a step forward, thrusting deep inside me. I couldn’t even be horrified by the loud moan I let out – he felt better than anything. ‘What’s that?’ he hissed through his clenched teeth, his hips slapping against my thighs, driving him deep inside. ‘Never been fucked like this before, have you? You wouldn’t be such a tease if you were being properly fucked.

Revisionist History:

Modern World History, 9th Grade Teacher Edition Year: 2013

Author: Holt McDougal Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The most objectionable portions of the book were the sections on the American Revolution and Founding Principles. In the discussion of the Articles of Confederation, the commentary distorts the extensive back and forth between the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists
-no mention of the 13 colonies declaring their independence as 13 independent Nation States, each with powers of the other nations states of Britain, France, etc.

-no mention of the US Constitution being a legal document that created the federal government
-No mention that the federal government was a product of this legal compact and not a signer or ratifier of the compact. -No mention that this legal compact delegated only 18 well-defined and very limited powers in Article 1, sec 8
– Minimal mention of the extensive debates that led to the Bill of Rights and particularly why we have a 9th and 10thamendment.
– Grossly miss-represented the Federalist position/Stating “ colonial leaders eventually recognized the need for a strong national government” –Not true- our Constitution was carefully crafted to limit federal government powers!

Religious/Islamic Indoctrination

Citizens for National Security Report of 25 Florida Textbooks

Citizens for National Security, a nonprofit,501© (3) Public Charity, has created and extensive 101 page assessment of 25 Florida K-12 textbooks that specifically outline “egregious errors, glaring omissions, questionable inclusions or political, ethical, cultural and other biases that clearly seek to foster an Islamic agenda”. Their report is titled “Corrections to Islam-biased content in FloridaK-12 Textbook” by William M. Korach II and Dr. William A. Saxton. The study, dated 2012”, assessed history and geography textbooks in use for all 67 Florida counties. It confirmed that over 900 of these Islam biased textbooks were being used in Florida schools and 64 of the 67 counties using one or more. The report contains an assessment over 200 flawed quotes and errors with detailed documentation as to why the material is flawed.

Citizens For National Security was successful at getting several books taken out or revised by the publisher in Palm Beach County back in 2012-13 but this effort did not extend to the other counties.

HB 989 and SB 1210 deserve to be fully sponsored and brought to the floor for a up or down vote. We urge readers to support this legislation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pastor Condemns “Day Without Women” School Shutdown

Day Without Women March

 

By Dr. Mark Conrad www.thereportcard.org

 

This past Wednesday, I checked the network news to make sure nothing major had happened overnight, and to my surprise, March 8 was declared “A Day Without Women. I decided to investigate this new topic and figure out what was going on.

 

The first thing I found out was that it was supported by groups such as Planned Parenthood, MoveOn.org, and Amnesty International to name a few.

 

The second thing I found out is that schools in Alexandria, Va., North Carolina’s Chapel Hill-Carrboro school district, Prince George’s County school district in Maryland and some schools in New York were shut down. (The school districts said the shutdown was not a political statement in support of the protest, but protection of the children because not enough teachers would be in school. I wish people would be honest, if it smells like a skunk, walks like a skunk, and looks like a skunk, it is a skunk)!

 

The third thing I found out was that this was supposed to be about gender equality. (Hmm, I wonder if any of the women who wanted to participate on March 8 couldn’t because they got up that day and decided that were of “gender fluidity” and they identified as a man? I also wonder if any men woke up that day and “felt” like a woman so he could take the day off too)!

 

I then decided to see what other women thought about this idea. Here’s what I found” According to “Concerned Women of America,” they criticized the event as misguided and unrepresentative of women as a whole. Author and writer, Suzanne Venker said, “I would no more participate in this event than I would stick needles in my eyes.” I also asked the woman who I trust most (my wife) her opinion. First, I found out that she didn’t know anything about it and second, her exact quote to me was: “how stupid.”

 

Here are some pretty interesting facts about women’s equality in the United States: women in the U.S. hold 43% of senior management positions and 46% of American firms are owned or co-owned by women! However, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research, as women have gained more freedom, more education and more power, they have become less happy overall.

 

I have come to some conclusions as the result of looking into this subject:

 

  1. This was not about gender equality; it was about politics
  2. The teachers who decided to follow this misguided event should be held accountable for not being at work. (I wonder what they would do if their child threw a tantrum and said they were not going to clean up their room because mom was mean)?
  3. The school officials should be held accountable for giving into bad behavior. Believe me, this is going to start a new trend in society).
  4. The vast majority of women in this country disagree with this foolishness.
  5. Teachers need to leave politics out of the classroom. They have a responsibility to teach our children and to use their skills to help children learn to use their God given abilities to survive in the world. Teachers should not become tools for the advancement of a political agenda.

 

Finally, I would like to thank my wife, my mother and all of the women who sacrifice every day for the betterment of those around them. I have been blessed with the example of these women set before me throughout my life. I am thankful that they refuse to accept the idea of being victims and instead carry the banner of victory. Most of us must admit that it is the example of women like these that have taught us the values of life. I believe all of us have to face times in this life when life is unfair; the question we have to answer for ourselves is: is it going to make us bitter or better?

 

(Dr. Mark Conrad is Senior Pastor at Turning Point at Calvary Baptist Church, St. Augustine, FL)

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Hartford Media: High School Cheering for Trump is Racist

Canton, CT High School

 

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org

At a basketball match between Canton High School, in Connecticut and Hartford, Classical Magnet school, Canton Students were cheering for Trump. They shouted “Trump, Trump, Trump.” Somehow, the media and school officials say cheering for Trump is racist. How do they come to that conclusion? For the leftist newspaper, The Hartford Courant it’s easy. According to the paper:

 

“So, it’s disturbing that some residents at the board meeting minimized last week’s incident at Canton High School in which students from the white town chanted “Trump, Trump, Trump” and other taunts at the visiting Hartford team. “They are proud Republicans, they are proud of their conservative values, they don’t consider it a racist slur,” one speaker, Stephen Roberto, said of the Canton hecklers.”

 

“Of course, it was a racist slur” insists the paper. There’s no question that the president’s name, when shouted by whites at blacks and Hispanics, is meant to invoke white supremacy.

 

Therefore, according to the Hartford Courant, because Canton is a majority white school and Classical Magnet is majority black, cheering for Trump is ipso facto racism. The Courant went on the assert”

 

“The school is still investigating who said what at the Feb. 28 game that pitted players from the 96 percent white town against those from the 70 percent non-white city. But the hecklers clearly intended to intimidate outsiders of a different race, the young men of color on the court who were representing Hartford’s Classical Magnet School.”

The aggressive media attack on Canton high school cheering, naturally brought a swift mea culpa from the ever-apologetic school district:

“To their credit, many Canton adults (including the superintendent of schools and the school board) were mortified by last week’s bullying.”

 

Many media outlets continue to deny their obvious bias against Trump or the values shared by Trump’s 63 Million voters. So, look for news stories ad nauseum that connect any support for President Trump as obvious racism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Middlebury: For $66,000/Year Learn Rioting 101

Prof. Allison Stanger Injured by Rioters

 

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org

 

 

Last Thursday Middlebury College Professor Allison Stanger was injured by protesters Thursday evening as she was escorting a controversial speaker driven from campus by student rioters. Prof. Stanger was treated at Porter Hospital and released.

Dr. Charles Murray, author of The Bell Curve and a political scientist who has been criticized for his views on race and intelligence, was invited to speak on campus by a student group. He was greeted late Thursday afternoon outside McCullough Student Center by hundreds of protesters, and inside Wilson Hall, students turned their backs to him and booed when he got up to speak.

College spokesman Bill Burger said that when Murray and Professor Stanger were departing the school “The protesters then violently set upon the car, rocking it, pounding on it, jumping on and trying to prevent it from leaving campus,” he said. “At one point a large traffic sign was thrown in front of the car. Public Safety officers were able, finally, to clear the way to allow the vehicle to leave campus.

Imagine you are the proud parents of a daughter who just got the thick envelope signifying acceptance at Middlebury. You now have the privilege of paying over $66,000 per year for your child’s education. And what does your child learn at Middlebury? Employability may not be one of the characteristics of a Middlebury graduate unless your child gets a paid position with Black Live Matter.

Your child will learn some other things enumerated here:

  1. Virtue signaling is the academic version of “holier than thou.” It is a way to demonstrate one’s moral superiority. Virtue signaling is a handy way to insult anyone whose ideas you dislike by calling them a racist or a homophobe. It is highly unlikely that any of the rioting students read any of Dr. Murray’s books such as “The Bell Curve” but they heard it was racist, so that’s all they needed to riot.
  2. Feelings are more important than facts. Today’s Middlebury snowflakes don’t want to hear ideas that are contrary to their own. It’s hurts their feelings and causes them to seek out “safe spaces.” These feelings have caused college administrators to establish “speech codes” to prevent, not encourage free speech.
  3. The traditional goal of education is to open the mind to new ideas. But Middlebury and so many other colleges today are having none of that. Any ideas contrary to the narrow view academic left are Streng Verboten!
  4. Weak character was displayed by Middlebury President Laurie Patton who before Dr. Murray schedule lecture, vaguely attacked his ideas. After the riot, President Patton offered a weak response:”Today our community begins the process of addressing the deep and troubling divisions that were on display last night. I am grateful to those who share this goal and have offered to help. We must find a path to establishing a climate of open discourse as a core Middlebury value, while also recognizing critical matters of race, inclusion, class, sexual and gender identity, and the other factors that too often divide us. That work will take time, and I will have more to say about that in the days ahead.”
  5. Discipline required to study and learn new ideas was a time honored way or acquiring knowledge and subsequently wisdom. Fugeddaboutit-see point 2.

So, dear parents, perhaps you can put that $66,000 per year to better use. Invest it in a good business and suggest to your children that they consider serving a few years in the Navy where they will learn a great deal.

 

 

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