Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Free Kindle

Jim is offering up his book, The Michael Letters Heaven's answer to Screwtape for free for Kindle devices, Android devices, PC, and Mac.   You can download the book for free at Amazon.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Parents and Teachers Across America Unite

Parents and teachers across America are uniting against Common Core.  Common core is partly education without representation, but it is also social engineering.   If you care about your child/children, and what goes into your child's/children's mind take a half hour to view the movie.     Here is a movie called Building the Machine at http://commoncoremovie.com/

Cathy
Grammatical errors are left as an exercise to my readers.

"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't."
Anatole France

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Ad hominem

Our daughter is 9 years old, she read the Logic Detective  when she was 6, perhaps a couple of our school board members and members of our community might want to invest in a good logic book for themselves.   

par·tic·i·pa·tion
pärˌtisəˈpāSHən/
noun
noun: participation; plural noun: participations
1.
the action of taking part in something.
"participation in church activities"
synonyms: contribution

 ad ho·mi·nem
ˈad ˈhämənəm/
adverb & adjective
  1. 1.
    (of an argument or reaction) arising from or appealing to the emotions and not reason or logic.
    • attacking an opponent's motives or character rather than the policy or position they maintain.
      adverb: ad hominem; adjective: ad hominem
      "vicious ad hominem attacks"
  2. 2.
    relating to or associated with a particular person.






Monday, April 7, 2014

Mother Speaks Out Against Common Core

This mother is against common core and you should be too.    If you care about your children take four minutes and twenty seconds to watch the video.


Cathy

Grammatical errors are left as a lesson for my readers. 

"My schooling not only failed to teach me what it professed to be teaching, but prevented me from being educated to an extent which infuriates me when I think of all I might have learned at home by myself." ~ George Bernard Shaw


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Taxation is Theft

     At the town hall meeting it was reported the town had difficulty collecting property taxes.  With such an enormous jump in property taxes of the previous year is it surprising?  I think not. 

     Taxation is theft plain and simply.  "If we assume that the individual has an indisputable right to life, we must concede that he has a similar right to the enjoyment of the products of his labor. This we call a property right. The absolute right to property follows from the original right to life because one without the other is meaningless; the means to life must be identified with life itself.  If the State has a prior right to the products of one's labor, his right to existence is qualified" To read more go to https://mises.org/etexts/taxrob.asp you will have to cut and paste the link. 

     If public education is so great why is it compulsory?


Cathy
Grammatical errors are left as an exercise to my readers. 

“There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.”
Robert A. Heinlein, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress




Saturday, March 22, 2014

Parents Stand up To Bullies

Today, Croydon held its School Choice meeting hopefully your family took the time to attend.  If you did not attend contact a school board member or one of the choice opportunities for more information.   

Parents must be vigilant and protect the choice that was voted in by Croydon taxpayers.  There will always be bullies that will want to eliminate school choice as they do in other communities.  

"Get ready for the bullies. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sued to stop school choice in New Orleans, arguing that it was getting in the way of the federal government’s 1975 court-ordered desegregation plan. When parents protested that they wanted to be the ones choosing their kids’ schools, not the Department of Justice, Holder’s lawyers told the court that parents lacked the standing to make their views known.
If anyone has standing in their child’s education, it’s parents. And parents in New Orleans said that racial balance was less important to them than being able to choose a school that educates their child. Ultimately, Holder had to give up." Read more about this story at Boston Herald.com.

Cathy Peschke
Grammatical errors are left as an exercise to my readers.

“Our goal is to have a system in which every family in the U.S. will be able to choose for itself the school to which its children go.  We are far from that ultimate result.  If we had that — a system of free choice — we would also have a system of competition, innovation, which would change the character of education.” - Milton Friedman
— CNBC Interview Transcript, March 2003