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Gender liberation the next big thing in California education system

Good grief, crazier and crazier. :

“‘Gender liberation’ will likely be the new vogue term used to describe the tidal wave that is fast approaching the shores of the California public school system,” writes Robert Tyler, founder of , a non-profit law firm dedicated to protecting religious liberty. “And you can be sure that it won’t stop there. It will spread throughout the nation and have disastrous consequences on the innocent.

“In other words,” Tyler explains of what “gender liberation” means, “male-female distinctions must be eliminated in order to ‘liberate’ children from unnecessary ‘stereotypes.’ This is not a movement seeking ‘equal rights,’ but a movement seeking to obliterate our God-given distinctions between male and female.”

So how would this be put into pracice?

Tyler reports in the Christian Examiner that his group received literature distributed to public school teachers at the conference, including the following instructions on proper “gender etiquette” in schools:

Using the government to plunder people to support our American dream is fundamentally morally wrong

Economics at Valencia College talks about how the students of "Generation Gimme" view the American dream. It is certainly not the same dream of those who founded the country.


(http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VxHfYNTrnic)

Bill Whittle Afterburner: Three 1/2 Days

Granted, some people at the Occupy [fill in the location here] movement are there for reasons that don't involve an excuse to use public places for less than upstanding activities. Bill Whittle shares his theory on why the rest are there.

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Oregon Public Universities Lose Case to Keep Guns Off Campuses

Not sure how Oregon beat Idaho to the punch where it comes to allowing legal , but it has happened.

Today the Oregon University System (OUS) received the opinion from the Oregon Court of Appeals that it did not prevail in the defense of its administrative rule to keep guns off of public university campuses across the state. The Court concluded that the OUS’ administrative rule, OAR 580-022-0045(3) which prohibits firearms and other weapons from campuses, is invalid.

OUS chancellor George Pernsteiner said, “We are disappointed in the ruling of the Court in this case and will consider our options. Our greatest concern is for the safety of our students and the entire campus community. Whether accidental or intentional, firearms violence continues to hurt or kill thousands of Americans each year in this country. We will continue to review the opinion in order to consider future options to protect the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

“The OUS campuses have worked over the past few years at a high level of diligence to put in place alert systems that will notify students and all campus members of any potential threat to safety. These systems and actions will continue to be in place and we will review if there are additional actions we should take to ensure that we are protecting students and their learning environment.”

Can a playground be too safe?

This just in from the department of common sense: kids need to be kids.

I'm sure growing up you played on things, whether they were on a playground or not, that may be called unsafe for children these days. It's possible that you even got hurt some of the time.

I remember playing a game of slaugher the pig with others from the neighborhood, climing up trees as far as I dared, jumping of of swingsets at the peak of the arc, and even jumping off the roof of my house once or twice. When I look back on that now, I can see some of it may have been stupid, but most was just good fun. It was part of growing up, right?

When seesaws and tall slides and other perils were disappearing from New York’s playgrounds, Henry Stern drew a line in the sandbox. As the city’s parks commissioner in the 1990s, he issued an edict concerning the 10-foot-high jungle gym near his childhood home in northern Manhattan.That may be exactly right, . Taking risks, getting hurt, making mistakes, and other "childish" behavior serves to teach kids how to deal with things better later in life. Too much coddling and you could be doing your kid a big disservice.

If something is to be banned from a playground, don't make it the jungle gyms, long slides, or see-saws, make it the lawsuits.

The reason we celebrate the 4th of July is...

Wow. Just... wow. What happened to learning history in history class? Silly

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Union curbs rescue a Wisconsin school district

When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a bill that included limits on collective bargaining of unions, it was reported as a catastrophe. Well, now the early reports are in, and for this district it not only put them back in the black, they will end up with over a million dollars surplus. :

"This is a disaster," said Mark Miller, the Wisconsin Senate Democratic leader, in February after Republican Gov. Scott Walker proposed a budget bill that would curtail the collective bargaining powers of some public employees. Miller predicted catastrophe if the bill were to become law -- a charge repeated thousands of times by his fellow Democrats, union officials, and protesters in the streets.

Now the bill is law, and we have some very early evidence of how it is working. And for one beleaguered Wisconsin school district, it's a godsend, not a disaster.

The Kaukauna School District, in the Fox River Valley of Wisconsin near Appleton, has about 4,200 students and about 400 employees. It has struggled in recent times and this year faced a deficit of $400,000. But after the law went into effect, at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, school officials put in place new policies they estimate will turn that $400,000 deficit into a $1.5 million surplus. And it's all because of the very provisions that union leaders predicted would be disastrous.

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