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School of Rape: From Health Class to Hotties

America’s educational landscape is being transformed under the cover of “health.”  This transformation began with sex education, which once was relegated to a subunit of physiology that addressed the science of human reproduction.  But sex education suddenly required its own

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Rich Man, Poor Man

When the late Tony Snow stepped down from his position as President George W. Bush’s press secretary, he explained that he simply could not “make it on $168,000 a year.”  The comment didn’t play well in Peoria.

The media downplays

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Homeschooling as Mental Illness

Last March delivered a double wham­my to the American people.  A few pundits expressed dismay; some parents shook their heads sadly.  Then people moved on.

On March 10, California’s 2nd Appellate Court virtually banned homeschooling.  Then on March 11, the

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Election 2008 Guide

As I was downloading oldies onto my computer the other day, I found a classic hit from the 1950’s: “Yakety-Yak” by the Coasters.  Back in the 50’s, every kid in America—white, black, Hispanic, or Asian; native or naturalized—identified with that

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Outsourcing Parenthood

Two categories of parents emerged in the 1970’s: those who wanted to rear children and those who merely wanted to have them.  I first became aware of the distinction in 1972, about the time the feminist revolution was beginning its

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The Legacy of Sandra Dee

A first-wave Baby Boomer, I grew up the 1950’s and early 60’s.  We teenage girls yearned to look like Sandra Dee (a.k.a. Alexandra Zuck), who passed away on February 20, 2005.  If we couldn’t remake ourselves into the image of

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Final Solution

Public education exacerbates today’s toxic youth subculture.  The combined forces of advertisers, television, teen magazines, and internet spammers have lured our nation’s youth into lives of promiscuity.  Government schools add incompetence and dependency to the mix—all wrapped in a façade

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Has America Lost Her Moral Gag Reflex?

Since 1935, a branch of psychiatry specializing in hereditary illnesses and abnormalities known as “behavioral eugenics” has been warning of rampant mental illness.  Dr. Franz J. Kallmann, who came to America in the mid-1930’s after having served under Ernst Rüdin,

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What? Are You Crazy?

A nationwide initiative has been quietly in the making since 2002.  Conceived in Texas, apparently with President George W. Bush’s enthusiastic blessing, there are now some 27 sites around the country piloting various parts of it.  Nationally, however, the proposed

Blindsided by Education’s Leftists
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Blindsided by Education’s Leftists

Michael Moore, the leftist director of Fahrenheit 9/11, got one thing right when he proclaimed at a June 24 press conference that, despite the Republican control of the White House and Congress, America is liberal.  It is a fact.  The

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Anything That Ails You

As far back as the 1970’s, shortly after the feminist movement was launched, it was estimated that as many as 30 million American women were taking tranquilizers.  That was almost half of the female population at the time.  In 1975

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Terms of Empowerment

Imagine, if you can, thousands of parents last January insisting that the Fairfax County, Virginia, school board distribute a 169-question sex survey to their 13-, 15-, and 17-year-olds.  Envision legions of taxpayers falling all over themselves to divert $60,000 earmarked

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Real Education Reform

For the first time in memory, teachers refused to be intimidated by the National Education Association’s leftist leadership.  At their annual convention in New Orleans on June 30, a large contingent of teacher-delegates insisted the NEA drop “reproductive freedom”/family planning

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Making a Killing

Pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton is breath-ing new life into the popular perception of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as a “disease”—a chemical imbalance that requires a stabilizing, “counter-balancing” agent such as Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta, or another name-brand amphetamine to correct a

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The SLA and the Child Experts

If there ever was a case to be made against the therapeutic approach to childrearing—packaged as “parenting” by three decades of child psychologists—the pathetic image of four aging, 1970’s-era radicals, who gave themselves the silly name “Symbionese Liberation Army,” was

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The Slippery Slope of Safety

Keeping up with technology is tricky.  Sometimes, you find information in a press release; other times, you ascertain the full measure of what is going on through obscure legal and scientific papers, last-minute legislative “riders,” and seemingly inconsequential blurbs in

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Implanted IDs: Click Here!

Applied Digital Solutions (ADS) announced in March that it had filed for FDA approval of its tiny ID implant, VeriChip, and the Florida-based company performed its first commercial implant on three local children on May 10, promising “easy access of

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Bushwhacking Johnny

At dinner, ten-year-old Johnny is sullen and uncommunicative.  It has been a bad day.  His parents pass off his ill humor as “going through a phase.”  Actually, it was an easy day—taken up with “another stupid school assembly.”  Johnny had

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A String of Domestic Atrocities

Andrea Yates, the Houston mother recently sentenced to life in prison for drowning her five children in the bathtub, has become the latest horror story in an alarming string of domestic atrocities occurring in the wake of mental-health drug treatment. 

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Influence on Behavior

Dartmouth Medical School has published the results of research concerning parental influence upon children’s behavior in the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Lo and behold: Parents’ “preaching” works!  Their lectures have a “positive impact” on teenage behaviors such

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School Days

No one could see where the floor began and the rubbish ended. A window down the hall shattered. and I could hear the tinkle and clatter as the last broken pieces hit the ones that had preceded them.

May 21,

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Uncle Sam’s Classroom

Yolanda and Raul Salazar of Miami, Florida, naturalized citizens who escaped Castro’s Cuba, are finding out the hard way that Uncle Sam’s classrooms are not about proficiency at anything, or literacy, or basics. America’s schools aren’t extensions of the home,

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Socialization as Schooling

For 30 years, elementary and secondary education has been taking on a new orientation, away from substantive subject matter toward a mental health agenda. Personality development—i.e., the “whole child” concept of education—has become the primary focus of schooling. Collection of

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When Sex Conquers Love

Much as I hate to admit it, AIDS czarina Kristine Gebbie got it right. The message to youngsters these days does indeed give the impression that sex is ugly, dirty, and a more perverse than pleasurable experience. Ms. Gebbie bungled