Stossel Column: Teachers Unions Fail Science

January 14th, 2021 6:44 PM

Is your child's school open now? Probably not -- because teachers unions say that reopening would "put their health and safety at risk." They keep schools closed by lobbying and protesting. "If I die from catching COVID-19 from being forced back into Pinellas County Schools, you can drop my dead body right here!" shouts one demonstrator in my new video. But schools rarely spread COVID-19…

Black Education Tragedy Is New

December 2nd, 2020 1:48 PM

Several years ago, Project Baltimore began an investigation of Baltimore's school system. What they found was an utter disgrace. In 19 of Baltimore's 39 high schools, out of 3,804 students, only 14 of them, or less than 1%, were proficient in math. In 13 of Baltimore's high schools, not a single student scored proficient in math. In five Baltimore City high schools, not a single student scored…

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NYC-Based CBS Raged at Shutting Schools, Now Decry Opened Florida

November 30th, 2020 9:13 PM

On November 19, New York City-based CBS News joined the ranks of parents made irate by Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio abruptly shutting down the public school system with no notice. It’s understandable as many CBS employees were likely harmed by the chaos it caused to their daily lives. But after de Blasio reversed course over the weekend, CBS spent part of Monday’s Evening News

WashPost: The Horror of Teaching Redneck Children About the Election

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November 30th, 2020 3:42 PM

It’s always fun when the brave journalists of the Washington Post put on their pith helmets and venture forth to do some anthropological reporting from the hinterlands. You never know what kind of hair-raising stories they’ll file about sky god-worshippers in podunk hamlets over an hour’s drive from decent artisanal cheese.

 

Walter Williams Column: Correct Diagnostics Needed

November 18th, 2020 5:26 PM

You present to a physician with severe abdominal pain. He examines you and concludes that your ingrown toenails are the cause of your abdominal distress. He prescribes that you soak your feet in warm water but that does not bring relief to your abdominal pain. Then he suggests that you apply antibiotics to your feet. Still no relief. Then the physician suggests that you wear sandals instead of…

Stossel Column: Freeloader U

November 12th, 2020 8:30 PM

Yale University has fancy dining halls. They pay no property tax. Local restaurants struggle to compete, but their tax burden makes that hard. “We basically pay one-third of our rent in taxes!” complains Matt West, manager of Koon Thai Restaurant. “Yale is a money-making machine.” It is. Many colleges are. Yale has a $31 billion endowment. Harvard's is $40 billion. My alma mater, Princeton,…

Should Blacks Support Destruction of Charter Schools?

November 12th, 2020 5:26 PM

The academic achievement gap between black and white students has proven resistant to most educational policy changes. Some say that educational expenditures explain the gap, but is that true? Look at educational per pupil expenditures: Baltimore city ranks fifth in the U.S. for per pupil spending at $15,793. The Detroit Public Schools Community District spends more per student than all but…

Blacks of Yesteryear and Today

November 5th, 2020 1:37 AM

I was a teenager, growing up in the Richard Allen housing project of North Philadelphia, when Emmett Till was lynched in Money, Mississippi, on Aug. 28, 1955, and his brutalized, unrecognizable body later recovered from the Tallahatchie River. From 1882-1968, 4,743 lynchings occurred in the United States. Roughly 73%, or 3,446, were black people, and 27%, or 1,297, were white people. Many…

Disgusting Professorial Teachings

October 23rd, 2020 12:32 PM

The ugliness that we have recently witnessed including rioting, billions of dollars of property destruction, assaults, murders and grossly stupid claims about our nation has its origins on college campuses. Two websites, College Reform and College Fix, report on the despicable teachings on college campuses across the nation. Let us look at some of it.

Walter Williams Column: Racial Deception

October 17th, 2020 4:44 PM

During slavery, many black women, often in a forcible union with a white man, bore mixed-race children. Based on their percentage of white blood, they were deemed "mulattos," "quadroons," "octoroons" or even "hexadecaroons." Depending on skin color, they could pass as white and avoid the gross racial discrimination suffered by their darker skinned brothers and sisters. This was portrayed in a…

How an Arrogant Journalist Helped Crucify Columbus in New Haven

Culture
October 10th, 2020 8:37 AM

Since 1892, a statue of Christopher Columbus in New Haven’s Wooster Square has been a place where Italian Americans rallied on Columbus Day. It’s gone now, another victim of the current fashion of erasing our history. It’s gone partially thanks to the willful ignorance and…

Williams Column: Language and Thought

September 24th, 2020 12:48 AM

Seventeenth-century poet and intellect John Milton predicted, "When language in common use in any country becomes irregular and depraved, it is followed by their ruin and degradation." Gore Vidal, his 20th-century intellectual successor, elaborated saying: "As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate." Sloppy language permits…

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PBS's Alcindor: 'Inaccurate' to Say Schools Teach Kids to Hate America

September 18th, 2020 6:50 PM

On Thursday's PBS NewsHour, correspondent Yamiche Alcindor claimed that it is "inaccurate" for President Donald Trump to claim that liberals have tried to undermine respect for United States history and its founders by fixating on slavery as she dismissively spoke of the President's idea for a 1776 commission to promote the country's history.

Daily Beast Overplayed 'Ominous' Tale of Teachers That Died of COVID

September 14th, 2020 11:19 PM

Media outlets routinely shame anyone who can be accused of taking the coronavirus threat too lightly, but it’s rare to see anyone punished for dramatically overplaying the threat. The Daily Beast just scared readers by implying that teachers were already dying from being infected inside classrooms, when the AP story they relied on never said that.