Monday, May 24, 2004

Paige One.

Paige makes case for Left Behind law

Nationwide, he said, more than $500 billion a year in public money is being spent on education.

This is true and the article mistates how much money the federal government contributes. It is 17 percent not 7 percent.

In addition, every school district in the nation is top heavy with people in the central administration. There is one public school district in North America that has cut its central administration to about 540. That public school system is the Edmonton public school system. Highly efficient.

Moreover, you will hear school officials talk about un-funded federal mandates. But they will not cite to specific ones. Why? Here is why.

Title I: This is extra funding that supports students who live in poverty. Title I also includes the Reading First, Early Reading First, Even Start, and Comprehensive School Reform programs.

Title II: This is funding that is available to train, recruit high quality teachers and principals. This federal funding also consolidates the federal Eisenhower professional development grants and class size reduction programs.

Title III: This is funding that is available for limited English proficient (LEP) and immigrant students.

Title IV: 21st Century Schools. This title provides grants for out-of-school programs aimed at keeping students safe and supporting academic achievement. Title IV consolidates the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities and the 21st Century Community Learning Centers programs.

Title V: This is funding for Innovative Programs (Part A) and Public Charter Schools (Part B) It also adds a new incentive program to help charter schools meet their facility needs.

Title VI: Flexibility and accountability. Part A of Title VI provides funds for states to improve the quality, validity, and reliability of their testing systems. Title VI also includes a demonstration project that provides an opportunity to experiment with and evaluate additional flexibility. Part B provides extra grant funds and flexibility to school districts that are located in rural areas and serve fewer than 600 students.

Other funding available is Title VII, this covers Indian, Native Hawaiian, and Alaska Native Education; Title VIII, Impact Aid, Title IX, General provisions, and Title X, Repeals, Re-designations, and Amendments to other statutes.

After looking at all of the available funding, one would like to know exactly what federal mandates are un-funded.

On the education front, voucher support continues to roll on.

Black clergy group backs voucher plan for schools

The ministers' endorsement of school vouchers is a marked split from the New Jersey Democratic Party, and in line with Bret Schundler, the conservative Republican who lost to Gov. James E. McGrevey in 2001 and is expected to challenge him again next year.

The defining issue.

Back from a long hiatus. First up.

UK student takes Osama bin Laden to New York!

Daphi Dotan, a British art student, has displayed a picture of Osama Bin Laden made from photographs of people who died in the September 11 attacks, on the streets of New York.

Not sure what to make of this. First impression is, why and what purpose does it serve? The student who made the art work, was "inspired by the picture of the murderer Myra Hindley made from children's handprints by the artist Marcus Harvey."

Tuesday, March 02, 2004

We predict, the voters decide.

Kerry finding money base in Florida

Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts is staking a surprisingly strong claim for financial support in Florida, more than 1,000 miles from his Northeastern base.

While everyone was watching Dean, Kerry was picked on this site to win here.

Sunday, July 20, 2003
Here is the 2004 Democratic Presidential Candidate

No doubt.

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Now that Kerry is the nominee. Its time to come back from the hiatus and get back to blogging.

Prediction, if Kerry picks Edwards as his running mate, Kerry will lose.

Saturday, February 28, 2004

I told you so.

Task Force 121 would disagree.

Task Force 121

Miss Ditzzzzzzee

The survivors of the camps are dying off. It won't be long before there won't be any left alive to refute the Holocaust deniers like Hutton Gibson.

Would that be some of these? BUT DON'T THE 3 MILLION CHRISTIANS COUNT?

Yourish calling Hutton Gibson a Holocaust denier comes down to the kettle trying to steal holy water from the pot. But the pot was running a little dry.

She is a bigot. And a Zionist one at that.

I don't know if I should laugh or cry. My greatgrandfather who was a Russian Jew fled Russia because of the Zionists and Bolsheviks. Maybe his Polish Catholic wife had something to do with it.

Any rate, this blogger did the right thing.

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

The test of the artist does not lie in the will with which he goes to work, but in the excellence of the work he produces.

Saint Thomas Aquinas


"Two Thumbs Way Up" Roger Ebert, patron saint of filmmakers.

Prediction August 30th, 2003

Caution Greets Gibson's Jesus Film

Many executives in Hollywood say that Mr. Gibson's movie, which chronicles in bloody detail the last hours of Jesus' life, is potentially inflammatory and not commercial enough for a high-profile mainstream studio like Fox. Mr. Gibson financed the film himself through his own film company, Icon Productions.

Prediction: A smaller distributor picks the film up and releases it and Murdoch will have wished otherwise.

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Sunday, February 22, 2004

Note to Andrew Sullivan: Dean killed off Dean

Know Them by Their Words

Wednesday, the Jews go on trial again

The Vatican, nearly 40 years ago, cleared the Jews of responsibility for crucifying Christ, but theaters around the United States will now be showing Mel Gibson's film `The Passion of the Christ,' which again blames the Jews.

Jews Say Crucifixion Movie Relies on Historically Inaccurate Gospel Narratives

"I'm delighted it's out because it's one of the worse scenes in the film," said Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League. "However, it doesn't really change (the film). The totality of it is still unambiguously blaming the Jews."

ADL Screens Mel Gibson's "The Passion of The Christ" ; Says Film's Portrayal of Jews "Painful to Watch"

We were saddened and pained to find that "The Passion of the Christ" continues its unambiguous portrayal of Jews as being responsible for the death of Jesus. There is no question in this film about who is responsible. At every single opportunity, Gibson's film reinforces the notion that the Jewish authorities and the Jewish mob are the ones ultimately responsible for the Crucifixion.


Judge ye not Gibson's film until you've actually seen it

Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" is not an anti-Semitic film. It does not preach that all Jews -- past, present and future -- must bear sole responsibility for the death of Jesus Christ.