Category Archives: Education

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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Pre-Bunking

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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What is wrong with young people today?

Contributed by Arthur Ahrens of Branchport, NY. What is wrong with young people today? – A view from the past. The following quotes illustrate that adults always complained about the behavior of the younger generation – even back in the … Continue reading

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Censorship

Contributed by Arthur Ahrens of Branchport, NY. Here’s a couple of photos: One photo was taken at a book burning in Opera Square in Berlin, Germany, on May 10, 1933. It is described by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum … Continue reading

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Free Speech Under Threat

For all the tolerance and enlightenment that modern society claims, Americans are losing hold of a fundamental right as citizens of a free country: the right to speak their minds and voice their opinions in public without fear of being … Continue reading

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