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Public Schools Encouraging Anti-Semitism

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[Reposted from my blog at http://hillsboroerik.com .] When I first started writing this series on the politically biased, racist, logically confused, and embarrassing “White Privilege”-based Equity training materials used by many public school districts, including Hillsboro, earlier this summer, I wasn’t planning to write this article.    After all, if you have read my previous blogs, […]

Advancing Equity Through Ad Hominem Arguments

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[reposted from my blog at http://hillsboroerik.com] This week we continue our discussion of Hillsboro’s (and many other public school districts’) embarrassing Equity training materials, which are based in Critical Race Theory , redefine “racism” so that only white people can be racist, and teach that meritocracy in America is a myth, since most success really […]

Is Meritocracy A Myth?

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[Reposted from my blog at http://hillsboroerik.com .] Today we continue our discussion of the politically biased and racist Equity training materials, provided by the organization “Uniting To Understand Racism”, that I began describing in my last blog.   These materials have been used to train staff members in how to achieve Equity for our students. Do […]

Uniting To Commit Racism

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[Reposted from http://hillsboroerik.com.] A few months ago, we had a small controversy regarding the political bias of the “Uniting to Understand Racism” (UUR) organization, which created the Equity training used by the Hillsboro School District to train all staff members.  They base their teachings on the radical and divisive Critical Race Theory, which teaches that […]

Nonnewaug Doubles Down On Stupid, Solves Problem By Blocking More Websites

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In response to the national controversy caused by their website blocking policy, Nonnewaug High School and the Regional School District #14 have issued a statement outlining a response. Instead of reversing the policy of blocking websites, however, the district has doubled down and imposed more “fairness” – leading to Nonnewaug blocking more websites. In the […]

UPDATE: Catholic League taking Nonnewaug issue to State Education Commissioner

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Bill Donohue, President of the Catholic League of Connecticut, stated today that they will be taking the Nonnewaug High School matter directly to the State Education Commissioner. (Previous coverage of the blocked conservative websites can be found here and here.) Donohue issued the following statement regarding Nonnewaug High School and Superintendant Jody Goegler: CENSORING VATICAN […]

“I was absolutely disgusted.” Exclusive interview with the student who discovered the blocked websites

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This week, it was revealed that Nonnewaug High School in Connecticut had access to conservative and religious websites blocked for students conducting academic research. Today, Andrew Lampart, the whistleblowing student, is continuing to speak out. In an exclusive interview with 54° 40′ Or Fight!, Lampart shared what a whirlwind this has caused over the past […]

Connecticut High School Blocks Student Access To Conservative Web Sites

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A Connecticut High School has reportedly blocked students from accessing conservative web sites, which have been deemed hate speech by the powers that be. A brave student whistleblower at Nonnewaug High is now speaking out. According to local news reports, a student at Nonnewaug High School was preparing for a class sponsored debate on gun […]

Feds Launch Intrusive New ‘Common Core’ Student Tracking Database – Time To Opt Out!

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As a parent, it is chilling to see how much government bureaucrats presumptiously claim the right to intrude into our children’s lives.   Since the moment the federal government took control of education (thanks, Jimmy Carter!), it has been progressively demanding more and more control over the system, the content, and even the most personal […]

CSCOPE: Exposing The New Marxist Public School Curriculum

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The Glenn Beck Program: Exposing CSCOPE View on YouTube The liberal strategy for indoctrinating children is rather simple: it’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission.   They teach revisionist history and Marxist ideology, make up excuses and promise “we’ll look into it” when the initial outrage arises, and then move right along as the […]

Response to DPO 2012 Legislative Agenda

The Democratic Party of Oregon came out with their “2012 Legislative Agenda Items” so I decided to respond to each of the agenda Items to show from a Republican point of view what we felt about them (but these are my words, and I do not represent the republican party): 1.       Not surprising they want […]

Oregon Rep. Richardson: Let Teachers Arm And Defend Themselves

In the wake of the recent tragedy in Connecticut, where a 20-year-old gunman killed his mother and an entire class of first graders, Portland Public Schools has tried to reassure parents that “every school has an emergency plan.” The only thing missing from this emergency plan?  Providing teachers and staff with the means to defend themselves […]

Oregon To Get $20 Million In Federal Funding For Preschool

With federal money comes federal control. Is Kitzhaber finally on the road to his dream of universal preschool for Oregon, separating children from their parents and putting them under the influence of the state as early as possible? The Statesman Journal reports: A $20 million Race to the Top grant will help parents better determine […]

Hillsboro’s Hostages

[Reposted from my blog at http://hillsboroerik.com .] Recently the Hillsboro School Board denied a request by the residents of South Cooper Mountain to transfer their neighborhood from the Hillsboro to the Beaverton school district. The first step is for Hillsboro to approve– but our school board refused.      It looks to me like this was […]

November 12 is the first anniversary of 54°40’ Or Fight!

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I am proud and humbled to celebrate the first anniversary of this blog. It has evolved quite a bit in its first year. I am most proud of the contributors who have agreed to post their stories at 54°40’ Or Fight! We now have 21 active contributors from around the State of Oregon. Several veteran […]

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  • Column: States rights across the aisle February 22, 2017
    It’s not unusual for political dynamics to shift as political powers shift at the federal level. But the dynamics are changing pretty quickly as we enter the second month of President Donald Trump’s administration. Notably, Democratic governors and mayors have been defending their values and speaking for their constituents with an argument often used by […]
  • Democrats call, again, for action on ‘levy cliff’ February 22, 2017
    Some school districts may have to send out pink slips if the state legislature doesn’t pass the Democrats’ “levy cliff” bill, argued Democratic leadership at their weekly press conference Tuesday. “I’m hearing from superintendents too,” said Rep. Kristine Lytton, Anacortes, at the press conference. “They are trying to dig into the complexity of the senate […]
  • GOP leaders defend education funding plan, criticize Democrats’ plan February 21, 2017
    After facing criticism for their budget plan, Republican leaders defended their education funding proposal Monday at a press conference, and made their own criticisms of the Democrat’s levy cliff bill. Washington GOP legislators’ plan is to implement something of a “levy swap” to fund education in Washington. Background Senate Republicans announced their plan Jan. 27 […]
  • Free for a Limited Time Four More Years February 22, 2017
    Washington DC’s H Street streetcar has failed in just about every way possible. The 2.2-mile line cost $200 million, which is enough to build ten to twenty miles of four-lane freeway; it opened years behind schedule; and–despite being free “for a limited time”–it carries a paltry 2,400 people per weekday, which in a sane world […]
  • Congestion Cost U.S. $295 Billion in 2016 February 21, 2017
    Speaking of congestion (as the Antiplanner was yesterday), a new congestion scorecard from Inrix estimates that congestion cost America $295 billion in 2016, which is more than 1.5 percent of 2016 GDP. Where the Texas Transportation Institute’s previous estimates of congestion costs counted only the cost to commuters, Inrix adds costs to consumers who must […]
  • Good News and Bad News February 20, 2017
    Good news: The United States had 56,000 structurally deficient bridges in 2016. That’s good news because the number in 2015 was nearly 59,000. In fact, the number has declined in every year since 1992 (the earliest year for which records are available), when it was 124,000. The American Road and Transportation Builders thinks 2016’s number […]