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

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.   

noun: participation; plural noun: participations
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.


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 you will have to cut and paste the link. 

     If public education is so great why is it compulsory?

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

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

Friday, March 21, 2014

Is Your Child's Math Class Becoming a Class in Social Justice?

Math should be about math, not social justice.   Social justice is a bastardized form of equal justice.  Our Founders believed in equal justice with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all.   Social justice is a way of leveling the playing field at the point of a gun. 

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

"Academies that are founded at public expense are instituted not so much to cultivate men's natural abilities as to restrain them." - Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Broken Links Fixed

Broken links in the link section on the side have all been fixed.

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

"Far from failing in its intended task, our educational system is in fact succeeding magnificently, because its aim is to keep the American people thoughtless enough to go on supporting the system." - Richard Mitchell, "The Underground Grammarian"

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

When Should Children Start School

Starting school early can be damaging students, countries that start students later in schooling often out perform American students in comparison studies.  Croydon voters were correct in rejecting full-day kindergarten.  We should take it one step further and eliminate kindergarten all together.  Kindergarten has socialist origins.

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

“Children learn what they live. Put kids in a class and they will live out their lives in an invisible cage, isolated from their chance at community; interrupt kids with bells and horns all the time and they will learn that nothing is important or worth finishing; ridicule them and they will retreat from human association; shame them and they will find a hundred ways to get even. The habits taught in large-scale organizations are deadly.” - John Taylor Gatto

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Stop Common Core In New Hampshire

If you are a parent who actually cares about what goes into your child's brain please take five minutes and two seconds to watch this video.



Grammatical errors are left as a learning exercise for my readers. 

“The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don't know how to be submissive, and so on -- because they're dysfunctional to the institutions.” -Noam Chomsky

Monday, March 17, 2014

Common Core is nothing more than ObamaCare but for Education

Common Core is socialized education.  There are a plethora of resources on the internet listed below and plenty of other resources you can Google yourself.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Parents are Responsible for their Children's Education

     After eleven years of fighting against excessive taxes and fighting for education reform,  I have found Jim and I are often misquoted in the press.   The Valley News misquoted me, yet again.  The only time I said kids was when I was quoting the person who said kids.  I rarely if ever refer to children or my children as kids.  The only other time you will hear me use the word kids is if I am referring to baby goats or if I am repeating the platitude, "It's for the kids."  I also put an s at the end of the community because without it, it totally changes the meaning of what I said.

     I asked some of my friend's, "Ultimately who is responsible for a child's education?"  Unlike town hall meeting where my reply of parents got a chuckle and a snide remark from the moderator of, "I guess we don't need schools," my friends overwhelming replied, "parents".   In fact fourteen replied "parents," three jokingly replied with varying answers.   The fact that it got a chuckle makes me feel really sad for some of the children of Croydon and some of those in Croydon.

     Parents are ultimately responsible for the education of their children. The public school system aka government school system aka socialized education system as it is now was not meant to educate children.  It is scary how few know that.  The current system is meant to school children not educate them, achieve a progressive utopia, and to destroy the Republic.  I would say public schools are successful in that manner, but not educating children. 

Cathy Peschke

Grammatical errors are left as an exercise to my readers.