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.
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?
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?
Father Z posts the warning. Alas I already heard the bad news, direct from the principal at my daughter’s school. “Common Core,” where 3 x 4 = 11, is the new curriculum in town. The Archdiocese has mandated it.
Welcome to ObamaMath, where it’s the effort that counts, and nobody really cares whether or not you get the right answer.
It’s the New Math drivel of my childhood, repackaged by our betters in Washington, D.C., to further ensnare our children in a vortex of mediocrity.
There’s an old math joke — 2 + 2 = 5 for extremely large values of 2.
Now thanks to Common Core, 5 is the right answer. Even in Catholic school.
Tyler Weaver is a prolific reader. Curiously, his local library has a problem with that.
A 9-year-old who has won five straight reading contests at a New York library now has a new challenger to his throne – the library’s director, who says the young reader “hogs” the contest prizes each year and should “step aside.”
Tyler Weaver, who starts fifth grade in September, won the “Dig Into Reading” contest at the Hudson Falls Public Library this summer by reading 63 books from June 24 to Aug. 3, the Post-Star reports.
Weaver said he felt “great” that he won the contest again, winning prizes such as an atlas, a water bottle and certificates of achievement.
“Everybody he tells, he gets high-fives. Everybody’s so proud of him,” his mother Katie told the Post-Star.
Everyone except the library’s director.
“Other kids quit because they can’t keep up,” Marie Gandron said, adding that she considered changing the rules of the contest so prizes are given to children whose names are pulled out of a hat instead of reading the most books.
Mustn’t hurt the widdle snowfwakes feewings. So Tyler gets the Harrison Bergeron treatment. Because that’s “fair.”
A library that actually discourages reading. What will the liberals think of next?
Also, witches should be portrayed with pink hats. For the children.
Children should be provided with paper other than white to drawn on and paints and crayons should come in “the full range of flesh tones”, reflecting the diversity of the human race, according to the former teacher.
Not only that, O’Connor says witches’ traditional black pointy hats should be replaced with pink ones while fairies should be dressed in darker colors.
So is snow racist too? How about Snow White? And her Seven Vertically-Challenged Helpers?
You know what’s really racist? The belief that kids, especially minority kids, need some overly-credentialed self-important wanker to do their thinking for them.
Speaking in Ireland yesterday, Dear Leader slandered Catholic education.
President Barack Obama (above), repeated the oft disproved claim that Catholic education increases division in front of an audience of 2000 young people, including many Catholics, at Belfast’s Waterfront hall when he arrived in the country this morning.
“If towns remain divided—if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden—that too encourages division and discourages cooperation,” the US president said.
I’d invite him to visit my daughter’s Catholic school to see “fear and resentment” up close. But he wouldn’t understand the sarcasm.
OK, my liberal friends, go ahead and tell he he’s “my president” too. Go ahead. He clearly has a vendetta against the Catholic Church, and by extension me, and my daughter. This latest incident is proof, beyond a reasonable doubt.