Virginia’s History and Social Sciences Choice

Virginia’s periodic review of K-12 History and Social Sciences Standards of Learning (SOLs) produced a politically correct 402 page monstrosity in August. It was revised to a much improved 53 page piece in October. The Left, including the NAACP, is pushing back with inflammatory rhetoric absent any or all facts. History and Social Sciences aren’t …

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Education Indoctrination in Virginia: Continued

Education Indoctrination in Virginia: Continued. The Virginia Board of Education posted the History and Social Studies Standards of Learning (SOLs) for comment. The 402 page document establishes what will be taught K-12 in Virginia Public Schools. The subject matter is covered well, but skewed with a focus on race, class, and gender. Significant omissions and …

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Education Indoctrination in Virginia: One Example

Education Indoctrination in Virginia: One Example, Part 1 of 2. The Virginia Board of Education posted the History and Social Studies Standards of Learning for comment. The 402 page document establishes what will be taught K-12 in Virginia Public Schools. The subject matter is covered well, but skewed with a focus on race, class, and gender. …

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Free Speech and Academic Freedom under Attack in Colleges & Universities

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Having spent thirteen years as an administrator (department head & dean) at the University of Illinois, I learned early on how heavy-handed academia can be when it comes to practicing political correctness on campus. The First Amendment right of free speech is too often denied to students and faculty who don’t support or adhere to …

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Classical Christian Education: A Path Forward to American Renewal

I anticipate that many readers of this article would agree that the quality of education in America has been in a steady state of decline for decades.  The causes of this downslope categorically range between political, cultural, anthropological and economic, and the case could be made that none of these are mutually exclusive.  In blazing …

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The Looming NCO Crisis, Part 1: Introduction

The Looming NCO Crisis: Introduction This blog is about a looming crisis that could happen in the US military’s Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) corps. But the same factors that affect the military can and probably will affect almost any organization. Today, there is a great deal of concern over recruiting. I am concerned about what happens …

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Racism: Is Systemic Racism In Schools? (3 of 4)

We have had a discussion concerning equity and federal benefits.  Any program that mandates that we will be the same, that there is equity, while it may not be racist, it is definitely restrictive to the God-given right of pursuit of happiness.  We have also noted that systemic racism is an illusion used as an …

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The Ultimate Revolution

Make no mistake, we are amid a social revolution that will fundamentally reshape American society and government. While social justice warriors use the term “woke” to discuss the organizations that enact their principals, concerned citizens need to wake up and understand what is happening and the long-term consequences to sustainable liberty and prosperity for all Americans.

Education Strategy Gone Amok?

Education Strategy Gone Amok? Education, we have a problem. The response to an education crisis is to lower standards and implement social justice programs? History since the inception of the Great Society shows these programs do not work. The current education strategy will continue to lower US competitiveness and overall prosperity. It is crazy. Unless …

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Teachers’ Unions and Critical Theories

The teachers; unions, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA) did not always support Critical Race Theory (CRT). It took several punctured equilibriums to make that happen. But they do now with a vengeance. 2015 had several key events that led to a punctured equilibrium that broke their path dependency.

Re-constructing History, Part 8: First, Do no Harm

Part 8 looks at the charge in the Hippocratic Oath, “first, do no harm”.
1619 seeks to re-write American history to show slavery is at the root of every institution in the US. CRT aims to show this as well as with the concepts of institutional racism, white supremacy, white privilege, and white fragility. Part 4 of the Maskirovka series covers these issues. The question is whether the Social Justice Warriors (SJW) employ these concepts to excise a cancer or to kill the current social structures and institutions. If they argue racism is permanently rooted in every social structure and institution in America, then they argue for a wholesale restructuring of American society and new institutions that are not tainted with slavery and racism.

This path does harm on several dimensions. Harm that may be far worse than the disease. There are many sites that provide arguments against CRT and 1619, so I will focus on the harm they cause, regardless of any merit they may possess.