A Hero To Remember

She didn’t have a weapon and she didn’t herd her kids like sheep to be killed in a corner; Sandy Hook first grade teacher Vicki Soto, showed remarkable courage and resourcefulness in a face to face encounter with a homicidal maniac. Don’t forget that name, Vicki Soto, she refused to go by stupid guide lines when confronted with evil, she hid her children and stood all alone to face evil.

A friend posted this picture of Vicki on her Tumblr page where she said she had talked to her on Tuesday “and she told me she loved her 16 angels and never wanted to let them go.” She added: “Today when the shooting started Vicki hid her kids in closets and when the gunman came into her room she said the class was in gym. She was then murdered. Not one of her students were harmed. Words can not express how heartbreaking and tragic this is. I will miss you dearly.”

The Shooting Is Tragic, But The Lockdown Procedure May Lead To Greater Tragedy

We listened to the accounts of the tragedy in a state of disbelief and sadness. The vulnerability of our children to psychopaths is obvious, but can we do more to protect our most innocent?

I listened to a local administrator describe the standard procedure under lockdown conditions and I had an ill-feeling of dread. The safety measures the schools are advised to take are now well-known to the potential homicidal maniacs who walk our streets, and now, there is the opportunity to capitalize on information that should be classified.

The VP Of Chicago Teacher’s Union Calls Questions Concerning His Involvement With Marxist Conference To Be McCarthyism

During a WLS radio interview, Jesse Sharkey Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) Vice President had a difficult time explaining his participation in the Midwest Marxist Conference. He refused to answer questions pertaining to why he was there and how the Chicago teachers are involved with the conference and the sponsor, the International Socialists Organization.

Intolerance – Any Subject Can Now Be Scrutinized [Reader Post]

Today I saw a television commercial with many participants, all of them wearing tee-shirts with the slogan “Don’t stand for intolerance.” After the camera panned in on the slogan so we watchers could read it, all the participants sat down. I presume that the message was that they were not standing for intolerance. Does that mean that we are supposed to be tolerant of any behavior? While I guess that we are supposed to be tolerant of “alternate” lifestyles (the purpose of the commercial), are we also supposed to be tolerant of mediocrity, the results of public education, union behavior, to do or say nothing, to tolerate the growth of government at all levels?

Why We No Longer Need The Department of Education

Excellent article adapted from a speech given by Charles Murray regarding the need for the Department of Education:

THE CASE FOR the Department of Education could rest on one or more of three legs: its constitutional appropriateness, the existence of serious problems in education that could be solved only at the federal level, and/or its track record since it came into being. Let us consider these in order.