Senate confirms Cardona as Biden’s education secretary

Washington, D.C. (AP), March 2 – The Senate voted Monday to confirm Miguel Cardona as education secretary, clearing his way to lead President Joe Biden’s effort to reopen the nation’s schools amid the coronavirus pandemic. Cardona, 45, a former public school teacher who went on to become Connecticut’s education chief, was approved on a 64-33 […]

Conservatives should condemn property damage, violence

Conservatives should condemn property damage, violence

Image: United States Capitol Police with guns drawn stand near a barricaded door as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Kelli Ann Cox, Publisher, The Golden Hammer Yesterday’s demonstrations at the Nation’s Capitol in Washington, D.C., embarrassed those of us […]

Biden picks Connecticut schools chief as education secretary

Wilmington, Delaware (AP), December 23 – President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Miguel Cardona, Connecticut’s education chief and a lifelong champion of public schools, to serve as education secretary. The selection delivers on Biden’s promise to nominate someone with experience working in public education and would fulfill his goal of installing an education chief who stands in […]

Editorial: Schools exist to teach basics, not sex, not “diversity” or other social agendas

Kelli Cook, Publisher, The Golden Hammer Apparently, the Superintendent, Willis High School Principal, and Board of Trustees of the Willis Independent School District (WISD) have forgotten their basic purpose. Public schools exist to teach reading, writing, and mathematical skills. Not to invite drag queens into the classroom to teach cosmetology. Schools exist so the children of our […]

“Jack the Sticker” rips Conroe ISD Board, Superintendent in written statement: “Shame on you for your floccinaucinihilipilification of education and of morality!”

“Jack the Sticker” rips Conroe ISD Board, Superintendent in written statement: “Shame on you for your floccinaucinihilipilification of education and of morality!”

Image: “Seasons Greetings” by Banksy, Port Talbot, Wales (December 2018). “Jack the Sticker,” the elusive protester who has stickered Conroe ISD’s political signs on school campuses with “Why is C.I.S.D. Wasting $$?? WE LOVE BOOKS!  Read.Gov” appeared before the school district’s Board of Trustees by written statement on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. “Jack the Sticker” […]

“It’s Hammer Time” to host nationally-renowned education expert Bruce Deitrick Price at noon today

Montgomery County, June 28 – “It’s Hammer Time,” the popular Facebook Live and YouTube show at MCP.TV, will host nationally-renowned education expert Bruce Deitrick Price at 12 noon today. Price is the best-selling author of “Saving K-12: What Happened to Our Public Schools? How Do We Fix Them?” Price’s official biography follows: “Bruce Deitrick Price is […]

Republican Executive Committeeman Ramsey declares 86th Legislative Session “a good one” for Republicans

Conroe, June 5 – State Republican Executive Committeeman Mark Ramsey spoke to the Montgomery County Tea Party meeting on Monday, June 3, 2019, and provided a statistically-laden talk about the 86th Texas Legislature, which adjourned one week earlier in Austin. “While Republican Legislative Priorities didn’t come out of the session in that great a shape, […]

Trump orders colleges to back free speech or lose funding

Washington, DC, March 22 – President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday requiring U.S. colleges to protect free speech on their campuses or risk losing federal research funding. The new order directs federal agencies to ensure that any college or university receiving research grants agrees to promote free speech and the exchange of ideas, […]

The failed ethos of public education

The failed ethos of public education

Image: Have we so completely given up on our children that we seek only to teach them vocational skills so they may work for others from other nations, such as South Korea and Japan, where schools still teach critical thinking skills? Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer In the past few months, I’ve begun to take a […]