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Category: Education

The Louisiana Purchase and the ignored refugees.

December 15, 2015 |

One of the great Hip-Hop groups of the mid-to-late 1990’s was called “The Fugees”. In 1996, the group, consisting of Lauryn Hill, Pras Michel, and Wyclef Jean, released their album, “The Score”, which went on to sell approximately 15 Million … Read More

The Public Education System: When does the useful learning take place?

November 17, 2015 |

I was watching the “second-tier” 2016 Republican Presidential debates on Fox Business Channel, and something jumped out at me that was said by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, and former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum. They were both being … Read More

2nd Generation Fast Food Worker? Where’s Calvin?!?!

November 10, 2015 |

One of my all-time favorite movies is the 1988 classic comedy, “COMING TO AMERICA”, starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall. Like many other folks, I can pretty much quote virtually every line in the whole movie. The way my mind … Read More

Middle School Principal says that the Student Government is “Too White”.

October 23, 2015 |

“It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.”

Those are the words (allegedly) spoken by one of the biggest mass murderers … Read More

Mighty Joe Clark vs. The Educational Industrial Complex

August 1, 2015 | 1

I was just watching this clip from the 1989 movie LEAN ON ME, where Principal Joe Clark addresses the parents of the approximately 300 students, that he had just thrown out of the school, and it got me thinking about … Read More

Fairness and Millennials: They don’t know that they don’t know.

June 10, 2015 | 2

I was scrolling through the Washington Poo (the name I have given to the Washington Post newspaper), and I ran across this article entitled “Here’s how my graduating class ended up with 72 valedictorians: The rise of multiple valedictorians is not … Read More

ECON 101: How much is something worth?

June 5, 2015 |

I recently saw an article (and shared on the UA Facebook Page) about how this luxury home in Hawaii called “Water Falling Estate”, (which was loosely designed on the “Fallingwater” home in Mill Run, PA designed by world famous architect, … Read More

C.J. Pearson on Common Core

April 30, 2015 |

Age and wisdom don’t always correlate; just look at Obama. Historically the “pendulum” always swings back. We can only hope that the “dinosaurs” of the liberal age of indoctrination are going the way of the Triceratops. Seriously, isn’t the only … Read More

So much for free speech…

April 28, 2015 |

What kind of world is it when one is both ostracized and villainized for speaking the truth? Lies are the new “truth” and there may be h*ll to pay if you are so bold as to speak it. A Georgia … Read More

Deonte Hoard: Chicago’s “Urban Prep” loses it’s first alumnus to gun violence.

April 8, 2015 |

Its been said that for all Americans, but Blacks in particular, there are five things that can be done to dramatically reduce, and virtually eliminate, the probability and likelihood of ending up living in poverty: #1 – Graduate from High … Read More

Young Black Males and The Ivy League: The power of being raised by TWO PARENTS.

April 7, 2015 |

In Long Island, NY, seemingly worlds away from the mean streets of the five boroughs of New York City, two young Black males have done something relatively extraordinary. One year apart from each other, they have both applied to, and … Read More