Study Reports that Students Dissatisfied with High School Guidance Counselors « Murphy College Consultants LLC

Posted March 7, 2010 by unclebuck941
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Reference the article below for some interesting statistics on high school counselors. They are spread mighty thin. Not the fault of the counselors, they don’t hire additional counselors when the work load is too large.

We were at an ACT seminar last year and the figure for Florida varied by school district, but they weren’t any better than the statistics in the article. Some districts were worse.

Study Reports that Students Dissatisfied with High School Guidance Counselors « Murphy College Consultants LLC.

Five myths about America’s credit card debt – washingtonpost.com

Posted February 4, 2010 by unclebuck941
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This looks like a very good article from the Washington Post. I am sure you have heard there is a new law going into effect this month. The author of this article doesn’t think it will fix anything or much in any case. The credit card issuers have had since last spring to raise their payment level and their interest levels.  He indicates if you already have credit card debt you won’t be helped by this legislation.

You should share this with your students or parents. It also gives a history of credit cards.

You might also be interested in the fact that Chelsy Clinton and one of the Biden boys have very lucrative jobs with credit card companies or bank credit card divisions

Five myths about America’s credit card debt – washingtonpost.com.

Priceless: How The Federal Reserve Bought The Economics Profession

Posted January 30, 2010 by unclebuck941
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Here is a great article that will let you know how we can get an incompetent economist re-appointed to the Federal Reserve. One of the things that should have been done when this recession, depression, or whatever it finally ends up being. I am thinking depression. When this was first discovered the Fed Chairman and members of the OMC should have been fired and the Fed disbanded. They all missed the signs of trouble.

Read the following article for the facts.

Priceless: How The Federal Reserve Bought The Economics Profession.

The Green Con Job, Or Politicians Always Show Poor Judgement

Posted January 26, 2010 by unclebuck941
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I had not been exposed to the “American” magazine much before, but it certainly has my attention now. This blog is called “Education Comments” and it is meant to comment on education and it is now slightly changed to include comments about the education you are getting from the news medium, from your college attendance, and other parts of the public education system,

More on point, a couple of years ago we traveled North to a high school reunion. One of the things we noticed was the price and makeup of regular gas. In FL all the regular gas is 10% corn squeezins and the rest is lead free gas. We get about 26 to 29 MPG from our 2004 Toyota Camry. Somewhere along the way up North the corn squeezins were no longer added to the gas and the funniest thing happened. Our MPG started to increase to at least 30 or a little more and  the car ran better. On our way back to Florida it of course started to decrease. The moral of the story is that some idiot politician or pressure group again sold the politicians a bill of goods to FL and some Southern states on the idea that you should put corn squeezins in your car rather than you mouth and save the world.

Back in the late 70’s or early 80’s when we had the bright idea to have two kinds of gas pumps, regular leaded gas with larger pump nozzles and unleaded gas with smaller pump nozzles so if you had a newer vehicle that ran on unleaded gas (not better but it did run) then you couldn’t put leaded gas in the car due to the size of the whole. If you tried the leaded gas would splash out over your pants or skirt and shoes. I have heard that a person could (I don’t know from personal experience), but have heard that you could run a new car on leaded gas if you took a long handled screw driver as big around as the leaded pump nozzle with the help of a hammer you could enlarge the filler hole to handle the leaded pump nozzle. I fail to see why anyone would defy a government edict that was passed to cost the average person more money without saving money anywhere else. I guess it worked cause the World is still here.

During this time frame, some of the Farm Bureau stores started to sell a product called gasohol. Made up of corn squeezins and some kind of gasoline. When this product was put into your car it ran very well.

See the article below for the latest in a long line of con’s foisted upon the American public.

The Green Con Job — The American, A Magazine of Ideas.

Do We need to Save Capitalism

Posted December 7, 2009 by unclebuck941
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What caused the current recession we are now experiencing? Reading the following article you may decide it really isn’t capitalism. This article most likely has the real reason for the failures we are experiencing. If we have other problems, like health care, perhaps we should look for the same kinds of causes.

Capitalism without Romance — The American, A Magazine of Ideas.

TARP and Leviathan, The American, A Magazine of Ideas

Posted December 1, 2009 by unclebuck941
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This article will present a plan for recovery and some of the reasons we are in the predicament we currently are in. It is about returning to reprivatization in our economy.

TARP and Leviathan — The American, A Magazine of Ideas.

Why Your Child Has More Homework

Posted November 22, 2009 by unclebuck941
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Do you think the public schools should be teaching your children  who should be elected to public office in this country? What to think about abortion? Many other opinions upon which parents may not agree with the public schools.

We have been aware for sometime that the public schools have a special agenda that is not well know to the parents of public school students. We knew what some of the content included but didn’t know how it was being taught. We knew it was being taught during school hours and the core classes were coming home as homework. Thus the answer to the question, why your child has more homework.

In the regular public schools these classes are called “Critical Thinking” Classes. In one of the surrounding counties the “Critical Thinking Classes” meet every day, yet math, English and other core courses meet only once or twice a week. The rest of the core classes go home to be worked on. Another article indicates that most peers and parents are not qualified to impart “Critical Thinking” skills, this must be done by trained specialists.

If you are in the IB program the classes are called “Theory of Knowledge”. In the IB program the Theory of Knowledge classes are required for all IB participants. IB is a 2 year program which calls these classes “Theory of Knowledge”.

I am not convinced that parents are not qualified to impart “Critical Thinking” or the “Theory of Knowledge” to their children. I think the results would be much different and we would have a much different world. Our children were given to us as a gift from God and it is our responsibility to bring them up and educate them, not to turn them over to “trained” instructors who teach secretive courses. The stuff from these classes never seems to come home, or are parents told what happens in the classes. The names of the classes “Critical Thinking” and “Theory of Knowledge” seem to be something we would like our children to learn, but we need more detail about the content of the courses.

In our private school in Florida we have and are currently using Florida Virtual School because we believe we can avoid these classes. The FLVS is one of the best schools in FL. We can, however, select the class or not. As we use their part-time student offerings our students don’t select “Critical Thinking” classes.

There are groups wanting to get these courses into the curriculum of on-line school courses.