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Rev. Smith says Michigan Should Eliminate Homeschooling So Kids Will Vote Right


The following letter to the editor was recently forwarded to our attention. It is reprinted here because it so completely articulates today’s liberal perspective on the “evils” of homeschooling in Michigan.
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2010 General Election – Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County


This Designated Conservative has a .545 batting average in picking favorites for the August 2010 primary election here in Washtenaw County.  An outstanding baseball stat, it is far less impressive as an election statistic. Choosing who to vote for in … Continue reading

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Teach like it’s 1979


Wake up American parents! Be aware of what your children are being taught. Arrange to visit their classrooms, and be prepared to intervene to help your child be successful. The hearts and minds of our children are under assault, and the institutional knowledge that is so necessary for the success of our “government of the people, by the people, for the people” is being lost as our public schools have radicalized the curriculum.

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Great CPAC Speech by George Will


Wow. …and there’s more!

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Killing Homeschooling in Michigan – The Other Shoe to Drop in 2010?


This Designated Conservative received word last week from a legislative staffer in Lansing that the recently fast-tracked public school reform legislation will very likely be followed up in 2010 with bills aimed at significantly tightening homeschooling regulations in Michigan. No … Continue reading

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Washtenaw County’s WISD Millage Redux?


Rumor has it that some powers-that-be in our ten local school districts here in the Ann Arbor area are considering taking a second bite out of a rotten apple!

The rumor is that there will be an effort made to bring the overwhelmingly defeated WISD “enhancement” millage back for another vote…
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These are NOT Your Parents’ Public Schools


“Oh, I know, I am really venting and some of this is unfair or unreasonable, but you really should know that because education is a government-run business, it does not respond at all to your child’s concerns, it does not use time or money or resources in an economical manner, and the goal is not to leave no child behind and drive to the top, but to drag every child behind and drive towards the bottom.” – A Conservative Teacher Continue reading

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Send a Message: Vote “No!” on the proposed Washtenaw County Intermediate School District’s “Enhancement” Millage


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VICTORY UPDATE: Washtenaw County’s Taxation without Representation


The 1997 law that allows the WISD to be the shill for a property tax that cannot legally benefit the WISD (all funds must be distributed to the individual school districts based on student population) is seriously flawed, in that it unreasonably insulates those local elected school board members from the consequences of their actions (i.e. the decision to vote in favor of a resolution requesting the WISD to put the tax on the November 2009 ballot).
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Students Accept Majority Tyranny


A Conservative Teacher says, “Sometimes people question where I get my ideas on government from, and ask for ‘evidence’ that students are not learning what they need to learn in schools and instead are being indoctrinated with liberal left-wing propaganda. This is evidence.” Continue reading

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