Unionville-Chadds Ford Immunization Issue Explained On Dom — Kudos to Kathleen Carmody who just ended an excellent segment of the legendary Dom Giordano Show regarding the goings on with the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board.
The district, which includes municipalities from Chester and Delaware counties, Pennsylvania, is pondering whether they should take out the moral-philosophical clause in the immunization exemption policy.
Religious and medical exemptions would remain.
One board member described the change as mere semantics. This, of course, raises the question as to why bother then.
Uvalde Schools Shutdown 48 Times Due Illegal Immigration Issues
By Joe Guzzardi
Among three ongoing wars, the Biden administration concerns itself with only one, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. That faraway conflict, which has no national interest associated with it, spawned an inflation-spiking $53 billion U.S. taxpayer infusion into corrupt Ukraine. Biden rode roughshod over Congress, demanding that the final bill get to his desk “in the next few days,” and added that “we cannot afford to delay in this vital war effort.”
Two other incursions, both on U.S. soil, aren’t on Biden’s radar. The first is the Southwest Border war, a different battle than the Ukraine conflict since no bombings or tanks are involved. Nevertheless, the invasion of foreign nationals from more than 150 nations is a war against U.S. sovereignty, and Biden isn’t interested enough to travel to witness first-hand the nation-busting events that he has allowed to develop. In his January 2022 story, Washington Timesreporter Stephen Dinan wrote that “more than 44% of encounters with unauthorized migrants in December were with people from beyond Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. A year ago, that number was just 11%.”
Second is the war against the communities – and specific to this analysis – waged against the local school districts along the border. The establishment media has devoted extensive, merited print coverage and hours of broadcast updates on the Robb Elementary School massacre. Little coverage, however, has been given to Uvalde Mayor’s Don McLaughlin’s statement to Texas Department of Emergency Management officials that, as of Oct. 21, 2021, the academic year’s first few months, Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District officials had to lock down schools “48 times this year due to high-speed pursuits and migrants fleeing from law enforcement.” Mayor McLaughlin had previously said that Biden’s border neglect created a series of robberies and car thefts that further stained his economically depressed city.
For children subjected to school shutdowns, their experience is traumatic. In the late 1980s, the period which included the Stockton, Calif., Cleveland School shooting that killed five school children and wounded 32, I taught at a Stockton primary school. During that era, Asian gang drive-by murders and home invasion robberies that often included gun violence were widespread as were the subsequent lockdowns. The school’s front office issued an intercom alert, and teachers gathered their students, directing them to move as far away from the classroom door as possible. There they huddled together in the dark until the alert was lifted, about an hour later. Since the children lived in the neighborhood, they knew the potential consequences could be fatal. Lockdowns in what should be safe places like neighborhood schools is what Biden’s border agenda has brought to Uvalde’s children – American kids living in an American city in Texas, an all-American state.
Biden makes no effort to hide his scorn for border enforcement. Even though off-duty Customs and Border Protection agent Jacob Albarado killed the Robb Elementary gunman Salvador Ramos, and thereby doubtless saved dozens of lives, Biden insultingly disinvited 73 of 80 CBP, mostly from the tactical BORTAC unit, to a photo-op with the president. The event was scheduled for a large open-space facility, but administration officials cited space as a reason for the retracted invitations.
Biden is back in the White House, and Capitol Hill is making angry noises about tough gun control legislation. As for the border, no changes will be forthcoming. Once the memorials and burials are over, Uvalde and other border cities will continue, for at least the duration of Biden’s presidency, as stop-overs for illegal alien invaders. Citizens whose lives have been inexorably damaged because of Biden’s criminal disregard for his oath of office are, to him, inconsequential, collateral damage incurred on the woke path to destroying America.
Tufts Study Recommends Williamson As National Model — Williamson College of the Trades, which could be considered Delaware County’s secret jewel, is becoming a little less secret.
Researchers from Tufts University compared students at the school in Middletown Township to those at Delaware County Community College, Pennsylvania State University at Brandywine, and Johnson College of Technology in an assessment of character from August 2012 to May 2015.
The conclusion can bed summed up as if you want your roof fixed, look for a Williamson guy.
The study — Act: Assessment of Character in The Trades — was designed to test the Williamson College “theory of change,” which posits that if healthy, able-bodied young men, who are intellectually and emotionally prepared, honest, frugal, entrepreneurial, temperate, and industrious, are given a curriculum that educates them with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a good mechanical trade in the context of a school setting that provides Judeo-Christian ethics and values, then they will succeed in life.
The study found that students at all schools started with the same average score on the Five Cs Model of Positive Development: Competence, Confidence, Connection, Caring, and Character but the Williamson students had not dropped by studies end while the other student scores did.
Especially noteworthy was that in the “Faith” score — which includes hopeful future expectations and purpose — was higher for Williamson students at the end of the study and lower for those at the other schools.
The report concludes with a recommendation for the Williamson model to go national.
“(The study is a) story of obvious success in imbuing in them the skills necessary for a successful career in the trades but, more than that, it is a story about how character develops through the model of education provided by Williamson and how these young men are becoming pillars of contribution and caring to their communities and to their families. It is a story about providing a model of how, through trade education and character development, seamlessly integrated, we can transform the lives of millions of American young people.”
Note the part about transforming the lives of millions of American young people.
Elanco School District Nightmare Update — An Elanco contact says the school board Monday (April 18) told the irate crowd of parents and other concerned citizens that they were addressing the matters raised in this article but couldn’t explain how due to protocols involved.
Nothing in the article was disputed, our contact said.
Update: We have been informed that Mike Miller, who is challenging Senate Republican Caucus SecretaryRyan Aument in the May 17 Republican primary, will be attending Monday’s (April 18) meeting of the Elanco School Board in support of the parents.Of course, that leads us to the question as to where is Aument. Doesn’t he care?
One parent who adopted Caucasian and multi-racial children says this is causing pain at home.
Young girls are being encouraged to identify as boys — and to take offense if someone uses their “dead name” which is the name that their parents gave them.
It gets worse.
Children who aren’t with the program are viciously mocked — by the teachers. See image.
And by the students too, of course, which is ignored by the teachers and administration. The student bullying is physical which includes slapping and dumping drinks on victims, according to parents.
And then there is the neglect.
LNP/LancasterOnline.com covered a February revelation that a wheelchair bound, non-verbal 10 year old was ignored by the special needs teacher. The child was coming home with soiled pants yet without the clothing the parents provided to keep him warm.
Paraprofessionals Amber Murray and Cheryl Brubaker confirmed the incident in a response to emails from the parents. They were fired by Substitute Teacher Services almost immediately.
Parents, why do you tolerate this? These people work for you. You pay their very high salaries. Elanco is in the 36th Senatorial District which is represented by Senate Republican Caucus Secretary Ryan Aument. What’s Aument have to say about it? Nothing? If so, he is facing a May 17 Republican primary challenge from businessman Mike Miller. Maybe Miller would be interested in making an issue out of this.
If parents could fire their teachers — and schools — matters like this would be easily solved. School vouchers would give parents this power. One of the few bright sides of Covid is that we learned that the traditional American public school is nowhere near as caring as many thought and there are likely better ways of getting children educated.
Bill Bans Woke Bigotry In Florida Classrooms — Legislation strongly backed by Gov. Ron DeSantis is before the Florida legislature that would prohibit classroom instruction that contradicts these concepts:
No race is inherently superior to another race
An individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, does not bear responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex
An individual should not be made to feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress on account of his or her race
The legislation is called the Stop the Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees Act (WOKE)
Pennsylvania’s legislature should do the same. Frankly, all legislatures should do this.
Top Paid Pennsy Official Out At PSERS Amid Fed Prob — If you’ve missed it, the top two executives of Pennsylvania’s Public School Employees’ Retirement System or PSERS have quit amidst an on-going FBI probe.
Gone are Executive Director Glen Grell, 64, and investment chief James H. Grossman Jr., 54.
PSERS said they are “retiring”.
Grossman’s $485,000 salary was the largest in state government.
PSERS with its $73 billion — $5 billion of which are an annual contribution from taxpayers — is the largest pension fund in the state.