Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Blogasbord Chef Salad

(What we had for supper)

Browse along this buffet, and pick and choose for your plate:

World Magazine discusses America's educational troubles.  Best quote: "...even though the federal government supplies less than 10 percent of total school funding, it’s responsible for much more than 10 percent of the regulations."

L.A. Times -- Egypt's antiquities are in danger in Cairo. 

Statesman dot com -- Pro-life activists videotape undercover to expose Planned Parenthood's illegal activities.
Gladsome Lights -- My blogging friend, Gretchen Joanna, gives a highly entertaining account of her efforts to redecorate her living room. 

Fox News -- New photos of an uncontacted tribal people, in Brazil.

Wall Street Journal -- There are so many articles out there about Egypt now, but this one, I thought, took a reasonable, level-headed approach.

New York Times -- You probably already know, but a federal judge in Florida has also decided that Obamacare is unconstitutional. This debate is clearly headed to the Supreme Court.

Fox News -- Republican Senators are still hammering on the birthright citizenship issue, for babies of illegals. This is another concern that's not going away. Best quote: "Closing this loophole will not prevent them from becoming citizens, but will ensure that they have to go through the same process as anyone else who wants to become an American citizen."

L.A. Times -- And the craziest news yet? Some Catholic schools in California have decided to add an additional 20 days to the school year, making those poor kids attend for 200 days! In my opinion, this is moving in exactly the wrong direction, for education. We added 20 days awhile back (from 160 to 180), and clearly it has not improved America's educational system, or the quality of students we're putting out. It's babysitting, period. It allows parents to work more and longer, and earn more cash, and keeps the family split up, and keeps the government in charge of it all. Ugh. My homeschool kids attend 160 days each year, and they're getting a fabulous education.

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