Category Archives: Education

Critical Thinking? Not So Much

My daughter and I had an interesting conversation over the weekend.  Somehow, the topic of gay marriage came up.  She started citing polls that “show most people are in favor of gay marriage.” (NOTE:  I do not care to hear about your … Continue reading

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I’m Somewhat Flabbergasted

Last Tuesday I attended an awards ceremony at my daughter's high school. The nature of the awards isn't important; what is important, at least to me, are some of the things that I saw during the ceremony. I arrived to … Continue reading

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And the Fourth “C” Is For….

Here in Union County NC, the school system believes it needs to integrate “globalization” into the curriculum.  I haven’t really found anything that explains what exactly they mean by this, though I have searched the UCPS website.  So I was … Continue reading

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Questions on UCPS ALTS Program

Dear Superintendent Davis: I hope this finds you well, and that you've had opportunities to enjoy the summer while preparing for the new school year. During the controversy last year over the ALTS program being housed at Cuthbertson High, you … Continue reading

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I Disagree With Commissioner Kuehler

A couple of weeks ago Commissioner Kuehler published an op-ed in the Union County Weekly (http://www.unioncountyweekly.com/opinion/2011/06/union-county-pulse-for-june-24/ ) where she explains her vote against the County budget.  I must take issue with her claim that “the schools are well past the … Continue reading

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Sizing Up Classrooms by Larry Sand – City Journal

Summer is in full swing, and teachers’ unions are going on the offensive. Perhaps hoping to build on the public-relations bonanza that was California’s “State of Emergency,” union activists and their progressive allies plan to rally in Washington, D.C. and … Continue reading

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The Potter or the Clay?

Rob Jackson, principal of Cuthbertson High, spoke at the Cuthbertson Middle School 8th grade “promotion ceremony” Friday.  During his speech, he repeatedly made reference to how much Union County Public Schools have improved the graduation rate over the last ten … Continue reading

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