Tag Archives: education

Silk Road notes 1: silk

Silk Road caravan

An exhibit, “1001 Inventions” is now showing worldwide, and what appears to be a small section, regarding the Silk Road, is on display at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. The larger professes to be a revelation of a thousand years of scientific and cultural achievements by the Muslim world, with a nod to the various faiths and cultures that contributed. However, these faiths and cultures were victims of Muslim jihadists, those who followed in the footsteps of Mohammed and invaded the non-Muslim world over 1400 years – beheaded, slaughtered, raped, plundered, and took ownership of the creativity and advancements made by the besieged, converted survivors.

Christianity in class

The Constitution is not dead

The debate on Christianity in class has reached the ultimate irony. Those who object to it, forget one thing: you cannot keep Christianity out of class and still stay historically accurate. Don’t the opponents know that? Or do they?

Robin Williams, R.I.P.

Robin Williams star

The world lost two of the greatest acting talents who ever lived and worked over the last forty-eight hours. Robin Williams tragically strangled himself. Lauren Bacall suffered a stroke and died. For hard-to-fathom reasons, Robin Williams gets more attention than does Lauren Bacall. (He did have four movie projects going when he died. (One of them, a sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire, might never bear fruit.) That, as much as how he died, might be why the world still talks about Robin Williams at the time of this writing.

Abortion: birth of a feminist

March for Life 2013 Abortion v Guns

This article was written by [Dwight Kehoe] in response to and because of a conversation [he] had with a TPATH reader. His identity will, at his request, remain undisclosed.  After hearing the account of his meeting up with a long time friend and also the fact that TPATH has been doing research and interviews with many people related to this subject, [Mr. Kehoe] decided that his encounter, combined with data and research [by Mr. Kehoe and TPATH] would provide a vehicle for getting some  important information into print.

Bill Gates in prophecy?

A figure in prophecy by Michelangelo

As the details about Common Core Standards (CC) are revealed, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Gates) have emerged as the prime donor enabling the facilitation of this ill-advised and potentially destructive program. To be clear, it can be legitimately argued that CC will further deteriorate an already strained educational system. That is no small concern when one considers that presently this prosperous nation has fallen from an untouchable #1 worldwide to #23 in the space of one generation. Although the issues with CC can be presented ad infinitum, this article will focus on the curious financial support CC it is receiving from Bill Gates and his wife.

Common Core and Sodom

Common Core puts a worm into this apple.

Last year I wrote an article entitled “Resurrecting Sodom.” In it I chronicled seven events in our nation’s history that I believed were leading us down a path that would end at Sodom’s front door. The advent of Common Core State Standards has made it advisable to revisit this subject.

Common Core debate in NJ

Common Core puts a worm into this apple.

Gregg Edwards, New Jersey’s Deputy Secretary of Higher Education recently launched a personal email attack on me following my Common Core presentation, then called for open distribution of his diatribe.  I replied back to his remarks and included my reply below.

Commonizing Common Core

Common Core puts a worm into this apple.

Patrick O’Donnell’s Plain Dealer articles of April 17 and 20, regarding Common Core, stated that our educators were surprised that Common Core tests were tough. Why did these people in positions of trust accept the new curriculum before evaluating the complete package and its potential damage? The payoffs far outweighed all other considerations, including the children’s maturity levels and welfare.

Condoleezza Rice, censorship and liberty

Rutgers University did not live up to the liberal education ideal when it disinvited Condoleezza Rice.

Rutger’s University has been making the news lately – but not for any exemplary accomplishment. Recently, the University had invited former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to speak at their graduation ceremony. Ms. Rice, although not a true blue conservative by anyone’s standards, is an accomplished woman and has an incredible success story to tell. She also happened to have served under the much-hated Bush Administration as Secretary of State – and therein lies the rub. Apparently any association with our former 43rd President deserves liberal castigation.

Bradlee Dean and Education Liberty Award

Bradlee Dean discusses what poverty in America often looks like.

There’s something about America’s stubborn sense of independence and strong families that forms the bedrock of greatness in this country. The rest of the world does not produce the Thomas Edisons, Bill Gates, or Steve Jobs of the world.