Category Archives: Education

Education and Academic Freedom

I will study and prepare myself, and someday my chance will come.— Abraham Lincoln The Comstock Act of 1873 made it illegal to send obscene, lewd or lascivious, immoral, or indecent publications through the mail. Education and Academic Freedom My HS, shocked by … Continue reading

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Raise or Repeal the Debt Ceiling

I have no idea what will happen if, as seems all too possible, we end up defaulting on debt payments because a Republican House refuses to raise the debt ceiling. But it’s not likely to be good. Who will trust … Continue reading

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Numerical Control

There is a bright future ahead for Corning Community College’s Computer Numerical Control Programming students. The future is tech and these programs are fostering growth in a rapidly growing field. — Rep. Langworthy, facebook 3/20/23 “The future is tech” is … Continue reading

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Is it better for our representatives to keep us in the dark?

I am working to bring transparency to Congress, and part of that effort includes keeping you updated on what bills passed the House each week and how I voted on each piece of legislation.— Rep. Tenney (NY-22) Some Members of Congress … Continue reading

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The silly things we read

I refused to support the Democrats’ big government funding bill that will make America’s problems even worse.–Rep. Tenney Some silly things we see in print:

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My day as a poll worker

Election Day was uneventful, nothing untoward happened. Everyone who came voted, except for a few who came to the wrong place. There were no long lines, no poll watchers, no voter challenged. There were a few cases of questionable registration; … Continue reading

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The Sputnik Shock

Sixty-five years ago, Sputnik shocked us out of complacency. We woke up to the fact that students in other countries studied more than one language. HS Math books were quickly replaced with better ones. More students elected to study biology, … Continue reading

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Rep. Sempolinski addresses the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce

Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged.  The quote is from the Ordinance of 1787, commonly known as the Northwest Ordinance, drafted originally … Continue reading

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Twenty-two Republican Governors Oppose Student Loan Relief

Everyone knows someone that’s struggling post pandemic. And, you know, if we help folks in the communities so that they – reduce the chances of them going into default, everybody wins. It helps the economy.–Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona Twenty-two … Continue reading

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It’s an approach called “pre-bunking” and it builds on years of research into an idea known as inoculation theory that suggests exposing people to how misinformation works, using harmless, fictional examples, can boost their defenses to false claims.— David Klepper, … Continue reading

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