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Thursday, 10 January 2019
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Critics of the public school system, myself included, often disparage government schools for failing to teach kids. Yes, it’s alarming U.S. students continue to lag academically behind their international peers (only about one-third of high school graduates are prepared for college), and it’s pathetic ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/10/2019 8:49 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Thursday, 10 January 2019
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As the Tennessee Department of Education prepares to roll out new academic standards in math, English, social studies and science, it’s turning attention to creating the state’s first-ever set of standards in a completely new arena — social and emotional learning. Tennessee will spend the next year ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/10/2019 8:47 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Thursday, 10 January 2019
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Have public schools run their course? Just asking that question will irritate a lot of people, Christians included. But I think we have to ask the question, given an announcement last week by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce relative to what it wants from public education. Those who don’t ask and answer ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/10/2019 8:45 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Thursday, 10 January 2019
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Poverty, lack of food, traumatic events. These and many others are negative experiences that a large portion of Metro Nashville Public Schools' 85,300 students brings with them into the classroom every day. Framed by the question of what students need to be successful in the classroom, the Nashville ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/10/2019 8:42 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Wednesday, 2 January 2019
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Schools in Brighton have been ordered to teach children as young as eight that people “of all genders” can have periods, as well as to install sanitary waste disposal units in every toilet room. The instructions were included in guidelines published by the local council earlier this month on ‘Taking ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/02/2019 9:33 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Wednesday, 2 January 2019
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A lawsuit against a Pennsylvania school district will be filed later this month, if the district continues its refusal to allow parents to see a series of pro-LGBT videos that their children were forced to watch in April. In a June 22 letter to the East Penn School District, Liberty Counsel attorney ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/02/2019 9:32 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Wednesday, 2 January 2019
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Every parent knows the difference a year makes in the development and maturity of a young child. A one-year-old is barely walking while a two-year-old gleefully sprints away from you. A four-year-old is always moving, always imagining, always asking why, while a five-year-old may start to sit and listen ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/02/2019 9:30 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Wednesday, 2 January 2019
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Today's students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, tablets and e-readers. Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind. We've seen more investment in ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/02/2019 9:28 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Wednesday, 2 January 2019
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Ever wondered if all that screen time is negatively affecting your child’s brain? Bad news, I am afraid. According to all the experts, this electronic screen syndrome (ESS) is causing sleep deprivation, social isolation, behavior problems, and a hyper aroused nervous system. Some paediatricians have ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/02/2019 9:26 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Thursday, 20 December 2018
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Eighty years ago, a museum curator aboard a fishing trawler in the Indian Ocean got a shock felt around the world. In a net full of mundane fish, he found one he’d never expected to see. It was a coelecanth. Why hadn’t he expected to see it? Because ichthyologists (fish scientists) believed it had gone ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/20/2018 7:59 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 26 November 2018
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It’s been about nine years since the Obama administration lured states into adopting Common Core sight unseen, with promises it would improve student achievement. Like President Obama’s other big promises — “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” — this one’s been proven a scam. “If you ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/26/2018 9:29 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 26 November 2018
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Most public schools are still afflicted with the Common Core national standards. Paid advocates such as the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation continue to push Common Core despite overwhelming evidence of the slow-motion train wreck that has resulted – reduced student achievement by almost every metric. Fordham ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/26/2018 9:27 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 26 November 2018
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Nine years after Barack Obama forced schools around the country to adopt Common Core, teachers are coming forward with results to prove the controversial teaching method is a failure, and significantly less effective than traditional teaching methods. Parents and teachers across the nation are now ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/26/2018 9:24 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 19 November 2018
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Today's students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, tablets and e-readers. Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind. We've seen more investment in ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/19/2018 9:24 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 19 November 2018
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The Common Core Standards do not require reading complete long works of literature. Even by the time we arrive at the 11th and 12th grade set of standards for reading literature, the standards only refer to "stories, dramas, and poems." There are, throughout the standards, references to Shakespeare ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/19/2018 9:22 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Monday, 19 November 2018
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Children as young as two are developing mental health problems because of smartphones and tablets, scientists warn. Just an hour a day staring at a screen can be enough to make children more likely to be anxious or depressed. This could be making them less curious, less able to finish tasks, less ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/19/2018 9:09 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Wednesday, 14 November 2018
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There is now a Monopoly for Millennials board game and it’s exactly the kind of dystopian hellscape that most millennials fear. When Monopoly was first invented by Elizabeth Magie way back in 1903, it was intended to teach children the evils of capitalism and convince them to play her other game ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/14/2018 6:33 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Friday, 18 May 2018
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The Issues: No Sanctuary Cities No Municipal IDs The EVIL of Female Genital Mutilation  Say NO to Horse Racing and Pari-Mutuel Gambling What's wrong with the National Popular Vote? State Issues: The Freedom to Report Act of 2017 Parental Rights Act of 2014 Enhanced Fiscal ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/18/2018 12:50 PM by Bobbie Patray
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Wednesday, 16 May 2018
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The 28 Great Ideas That Are Changing the World Every law proposed should be evaluated on the basis of these 28 principles. The only reliable basis for sound government and just human relations is Natural Law. A free people cannot survive under a republican constitution unless they remain ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/16/2018 10:58 AM by Bobbie Patray
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Friday, 11 May 2018
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   The second session of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly will convene at noon on January 9, 2019. With all that has been happening and an explosive election season on the horizon, the promises to be a VERY interesting session and you will not want to miss anything!!  Make sure you are signed ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/11/2018 1:45 PM by Bobbie Patray
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