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Posts tagged Education

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 […]

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 […]

“Stop Videotaping People” – PSU Marxism Instructor Tries to Shut Down Free Press

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Dateline November 17, 2012 – Portland Oregon: At an event held at Portland State University Cafeteria that is listed at as a “Public Event” on facebook, a Marxism Instructor tries to shut down the free press. Wael Elasady, who teaches a class in Marxism at Portland State University is one of the organizers for the […]

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 […]

Why are teachers striking in Chicago? – YouTube

Why are teachers striking in Chicago? – YouTube

Why are teachers striking in Chicago? via Why are they striking? – YouTube. [5440 note: Hey Gresham-Barlow, Reynolds and Parkrose – sound familiar?] Related articles Almost 40% of Chicago’s Public School Teachers Send their Kids Elsewhere to Learn Chicago Teachers Strike: A Lesson Of “Excessive Zeal And No Brains” The eight dumbest things said about […]

The Soft Bigotry Of Low Expectations – Portlandia Shows Its Liberal Racism Again

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As we’ve seen throughout this nation’s history, the vast majority of bigotry and institutional racism comes from the American Left, not the Right. Whether it’s Jim Crow Laws, the KKK, eugenics or the defense of slavery, the Democrats and the Far Left have a rich historical tapestry spun with the fiber of racial prejudice. Now […]

Basic American Rights Series

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Over the weekend, Romney held his own against a tough and very biased liberal host, David Gregory, on Sunday’s Meet the Obama Lapdogs. Sorry. That’s a little typo there. I meant, “Meet the Press.” But no matter who gets elected, we need to safeguard our rights. Today is the last day to get the 30% […]

Support the Commissions on Children and Families

Support the Commissions on Children and Families

(Article reposted from my blog at http://hillsboroerik.com .) What are the Commissions on Children and Families (CCFs), and why do they deserve our support? A CCF is a group of local citizens appointed by the Board of County Commissioners (the governing body of each county), as part of a system of commissions in each of […]

Metro/Oregon Zoo Peddles More Baloney (Is That Even “Sustainable”?)

They’re using their carefully-crafted “Opt-In survey” to steer folks toward accepting their party line on “green” and “education” – rather than worrying about mundane things like responsibility for the animals in their care: The Oregon Zoo is home to 260 species of animals and welcomes more than 1.5 million visitors each year. What should all […]

Guest Post: A Few Arguments About Our Mis-Educational System

[5440 note: reposted from Publius Forum, written by friend of the blog Warner Todd Huston.] -By Warner Todd Huston Every time I begin arguing with a liberal over the efficacy of our current system of mis-education, it almost always gets around to a few retorts from them. They say I am anti-intellectual or they say […]

Oregon Education Association Isn’t Hiding It Anymore, Brags About Teaming With Occupy And Socialists

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We’ve previously pointed out that the teacher strikes in East Multnomah County have been coordinated behind the scenes with Occupy Portland and the International Socialists Organization: Oregon Save Our Schools – Affiliated With Socialists And Occupy? At first, it appeared that the OEA wanted at least to maintain some separation for the purposes of plausible […]

Teacher Union Thug Tactics Continue To Tear Apart Community In East Portland

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We’ve all been watching as the teacher contract negotiations have ratcheted up the tension and anxiety in Gresham-Barlow, Parkrose and Reynolds School Districts this spring. Thankfully, despite some unnecessarily belligerent rhetoric from the local chapters of the Oregon Education Association, Parkrose and Gresham-Barlow successfully completed negotiations and signed new contracts. Reynolds School District, on the […]

Two Words Missing From The School Budget Debates

Two Words Missing From The School Budget Debates

[This article was originally posted on my blog at http://hillsboroerik.com .  Come take a look if you’re interested in local education issues!] The school budget crisis has been a consistent theme in the local newspapers over the past few months.   But I notice two words conspicuously missing from this debate:   Charter Schools.   Why is this […]

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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 […]