Montclair public schools nix Dem gun-grabber Mikie Sherrill’s speech when GOP demands equal time

Montclair Democrat Mikie Sherrill is hoping to replace retiring Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen here in NJ’s 11th district. She’s a far-left loon running on the usual gun-grabbing, tax-hiking, abortion-loving, anti-Trump platform favored by Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, and of course Felonia Milhous von Pantsuit.

She’s hooked up with Dick Codey (our former Acting Governor In Waiting For Life) on a tour of local schools where she’s holding “conversations” about “gun violence” with “students.” In other words, campaign rallies, with kids as props, pushing the Moms Demand Action anti-gun agenda.

Caldwell and West Orange already fell for it, but in Montclair of all places the local GOP said “wait a minute, if she gets to speak, so do we.” That’s only fair, right? Equal time, since the primary is only a few weeks away and quite a few of the high school students are over 18 and eligible to vote.

What could be better than presenting both sides of a complex issue that’s currently a big part of our national news? Uh, how about silence. Because the Montclair school district decided to disinvite Sherrill rather than let a Republican speak in favor of the Second Amendment.

On Monday, newly appointed Superintendent Kendra Johnson sent an email to Byrne and the local media, stating that the event on Tuesday with Sherrill was canceled.

The decision was made “pursuant to the recommendation of our board attorney,” Johnson wrote.

Uh huh.

Let me translate her statement for you: We can’t dare let our kids hear from someone who believes in Constitutional Rights. They might learn something!

The Dems are of course screaming “foul,” and calling this a “sad victory” for the GOP. But it wasn’t their idea to cancel Sherrill’s talk, it was the school board’s. Republicans simply wanted a chance to address the same students, and present them with a differing viewpoint. A viewpoint which, alas, is not welcome in the uber-progressive Montclair public schools.

And that my friends is what’s really sad.

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Phil Murphy’s proposed budget screws private school students

Phil Murphy is a unionista through and through. Teachers unions hate private schools. So naturally Phil Murphy’s first budget includes two big F-U’s to private school students.

The Governor’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2019 (2018-2019 school year) cut the ceiling for nonpublic school transportation from $1,000 to $884.00.  Last year, the Legislature increased that ceiling to $1,000 per pupil.

Busing costs way more than $1,000 per year. Try $2550 for my daughter. I pay more than $16,000 in property taxes for which I receive virtually no benefit from the government school. Leave it to Murphy The Unionista to take away the meager crumbs I was getting.

But wait, there’s more. Murphy doesn’t want private schools to have nurses. He’s eliminating their funding. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Your kid gets sick in private school? Too bad, no nurse for you!

Also, the funding for Nonpublic School Nursing and Technology accounts that were provided by the Legislature for the 2017-2018 school year (a total of $3.8 million) were cut by Governor Murphy in the proposed FY 2019 State Budget.

Meanwhile he’s throwing money at the teachers union so they can expand preschools to include more illegal aliens.

The New Jersey Catholic Conference is outraged by Murphy’s attack on their students. You should be too. Will my rubber-stamp state representatives stand up for us? I won’t hold my breath. Dick Codey hates private schools even more than Murphy does. And John McKeon and Mila Jasey haven’t had an original thought in their entire lives.

So now I have one more reason to shake the dirt of this god-forsaken state off my feet and move out.

At Rutgers, “inclusion and diversity” means excluding Conservatives

If I was a parent sending his kid to Rutgers I’d consider asking for my money back. Because the students’ idea of “inclusion and diversity” is pretty odd indeed.

Protesters were out in full force Tuesday night during Milo Yiannopoulis’ “Most Dangerous Faggot Tour” stop at Rutgers University, which brought in about 450 students.

Student protesters, reportedly from the group RU Speak Out and other organizations, stood up in the middle of Milo’s speech after one protester screamed, “This man represents hatred!” and then started smearing fake blood all over themselves.

“[Rutgers groups] should not be inviting anyone like Yiannopoulos because what we stand for is inclusion and diversity,” student activist Nyuma Waggeh told The Daily Targum. “If a speaker makes someone feel unsafe or uncomfortable, then they should not come to campus.”

I don’t think “student activist” Nyuma Waggeh understands the definition of the word “inclusion.” She’s probably too busy protesting to attend English class.

But on the plus side, any potential employer who Googles this knucklehead will quickly come to the realization she’s job candidate kryptonite. Of course it’s likely she’s majoring in something useless that ends in “Studies” so the lack of job prospects is already built in, but why take the chance?

 

Los Angeles schools reclassify failure as success so 22,000 failing students can graduate

What do you do when 22,000 high school seniors are failing their courses? You reclassify failure as success and let them graduate anyway!

The Hispanic-dominated Los Angeles Unified School District Board has decided it is better to let failing students graduate with D grades rather than deny them a diploma because of their poor grades in college prep classes.

The board unanimously agreed on Tuesday that students with a D grade in so-called A-G courses, which are required for entry to the University of California and California State University systems, could graduate and earn their diploma. The Daily News reported that 51 percent of incoming seniors are behind on the courses.

Although she voted for the change, board member Tamar Galatzan was worried about the board’s action, asserting, “I am worried we are setting students up for failure because this district hasn’t gotten its act together,” according to SCPR.

Give that lady an “A” for effort. And a “D” for effect.

Old and busted: Everybody gets a trophy.

New hotness: Everybody gets a diploma!

Tell me again how dumbing down standards helps kids get ahead in the world?