There are many examples of the dumbing-down of the English language, all of which are driven by ignorance, insidiousness, or both. Whatever the case, we ought to be mindful of the theme of the old book The Tyranny of Words: The side that defines the vocabulary of a debate wins the debate. So watch your mouth — the culture you save may be your own.

The mass media and politicians are correct in saying that we need to come up with some answers to safeguard school children, but gun control laws won’t keep kids safe.

A Texas student is suing her school district after she was punished for refusing to recite Mexico's pledge of allegiance as part of a Spanish class assignment.

JBS CEO Art Thompson's weekly news video update for February 25 - March 3, 2013.

A directive by the Massachusetts Education commissioner requires state schools to cater to "transgender" students, including allowing them to use opposite sex bathrooms if they wish.

A high school wrestler in North Carolina was penalized after he paused for a brief, silent prayer before a state match.

Homeschooling advocates are up in arms after Obama’s Justice Department, led by disgraced Attorney General Eric Holder, claimed that a ban on home education was not a violation of fundamental human rights and that, as such, the ruthlessly persecuted Romeike family should be deported to Germany. Experts say deporting the innocent homeschoolers to face barbaric German authorities — infamous worldwide for lawlessly abducting homeschooled children and jailing home-educating parents — would be bad enough. Particularly troubling for Americans in general, however, is that the case could set a dangerous precedent for U.S. freedom, too.

In his February 12 State of the Union address, President Obama unloaded a leftist laundry list of plans, including the implementation of gun control, more education spending, federal pre-school care, and more high-handed executive orders.

A deeply controversial and secretive education curriculum system known as “CSCOPE,” used by more than two thirds of Texas schools, has come under heavy fire in recent weeks, with critics saying it promotes anti-Christian propaganda and so-called “progressive” values at odds with American traditions of liberty and self-government. Parents, teachers, experts, activists, and others were outraged. After lawmakers got involved, however, critics scored some partial victories against the program.

The Center for American Progress, a close ally of the Obama administration, has proposed federal funding for universal preschool and child care — a plan that might end up in Obama's State of the Union speech.

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