June 25, 2023
Here are a few articles for your consideration.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)
- Saying Heat is Leading Cause of Death is Totally False More people die from cold than from heat.
- David….this is hilarious, mainly because it is so true! I found myself laughing out loud as I read. Thanks for sending.
Beer and Wheels
The two most important events in all of history were the invention of beer and the invention of the wheel.
Beer required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture. Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum can were invented yet, so while our early humans were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just stayed close to the brewery. That’s how villages were formed.
The wheel was invented to get man to the beer and vice versa. These two were the foundation of modern civilization and together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into two distinct subgroups:
Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to BBQ at night while they were drinking beer. This was the beginning of what is known as the Conservative movement.
Other men who were less skilled at hunting (called ‘vegetarians’ which was an early human word meaning ‘bad hunter’) learned to live off the Conservatives by showing up for the nightly BBQ’s and doing the sewing, fetching, and hairdressing. This was the beginning of the liberal movement.
Some of these liberal men “evolved” into women. Others became known as girlie-men. Some noteworthy liberal achievements include the domestication of cats, the invention of group therapy, group hugs, and the concept of democratic voting to decide how to divide the meat and beer that Conservatives provided.
Over the years Conservatives came to be symbolized by the largest, most powerful land animal on earth, the elephant.
Liberals are symbolized by the jackass for obvious reasons.
Modern Liberals like special flavored beer (with lime added), but most prefer white wine spritzers or imported bottled water. They eat raw fish but like their beef well done. Sushi, tofu, and French food are standard liberal fare. Another interesting evolutionary side note: many liberal women have higher testosterone levels than their men.
Most college professors, social workers, personal injury attorneys, journalists, film makers in Hollywood, group therapists and community organizers are liberals. Liberals meddled in our national pastime and invented the designated hitter rule because it wasn’t fair to make the pitcher also bat.
Conservatives drink real beer. They eat red meat and still provide for their women. Conservatives are members of the military, big game hunters, rodeo cowboys, lumberjacks, construction workers, firemen, medical doctors, police officers, engineers, corporate executives, athletes, airline pilots, and generally anyone who works productively. Conservatives who own companies hire other Conservatives who want to work for a living.
Liberals produce little or nothing. They like to govern the producers and decide what to do with the production. Liberals believe Europeans are more enlightened than Americans. That is why most of the liberals remained in Europe when Conservatives were coming to America. They crept in after the Wild West was tamed and created a business of trying to get more for nothing.
Here ends today’s lesson in world history. It should be noted that a liberal may have a momentary urge to angrily respond to this post.
A Conservative will simply laugh and be so convinced of the absolute truth of this history that it will be shared immediately to other true believers and also to just irritate a bunch of liberals. And there you have it. Let your next action reveal your true self, I’m going to grab a few beers and grill some steaks!
- Hello Coeur d’Alene Parents’ Rights in Education friends and neighbors!
There are a few items that I want to ensure you are aware of:
- Monday, 6/25 Special Board Meeting: Budget Adoption & Superintendent Contract Approval
- Finance Subcommittee – Smarter School Spending Program
- Trustee Election Updates
- Items open for public review and comment – Policies and Curriculum Materials
- CDA School District Library Books
- Next Regular Board Meeting – July 10th
- Parents Rights in Education Social Media & Your Parents’ Rights in Education Membership
- Special Board Meeting – Monday, June 25th, 5:00, 1505 N. 5th Street
- The Agenda includes the adoption of the budget and approval of Dr. Hocker’s contract.
- Will the board try to move to a supermajority to terminate the contract?
- Why do they update a three year contract every year? Why is the contract extension approved and then new terms negotiated?
- Finance Committee – Smarter School Spending Program
- At the last regular board meeting, the district discussed a new program called Smarter School Spending which includes community involvement. If you might be interested in participating in this finance subcommittee, please let me know and also email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Trustee Election Updates
- We continue to look for candidates for both zones!
- Matt Blatt is running for Zone 3 and is working through the vetting, recommendation and endorsement processes for various groups.
- The potential candidate for Zone 2 that we were aware of is no longer able to run, so we need people from Zone 2 to seriously consider running!
- Spread the word! Talk to your friends, family and neighbors. Post a flyer! Make this an announcement at church or community meetings!
- Items Open for Public Review and Comment https://www.cdaschools.org/Page/6957
- REVIEW OF POLICY UPDATES: The Coeur d’Alene School District is seeking public comment on revisions to the policies listed below. Please click ‘Link to Public Comment Form’ to provide comments via Google Forms. The comment period will close July 3, 2023 at 4:00 PM.
- Policy 1315 District Planning
- Policy 3030 Part-Time Attendance/Dual Enrollment
- Policy 3440 Student Fees, Fines, and Charges/Return of Property
- Policy 3525 Immunization Requirements
- Link to Public Comment Form
- REVIEW of CURRICULUM MATERIALS The Coeur d’Alene School District is seeking public comment on the new course proposals below. Please click ‘Link to Public Comment Form’ to provide comments via Google Forms. The comment period will close July 3, 2023 at 4:00 PM.
- CDA School District Library Books
- I recently asked Dr. Hocker for an update on the book review for “Identical” and “Tricks.” Here is his reply:
- During the May 8th regular school board meeting, we asked the school board to grant a temporary waiver of Policy 2530 (which is the original policy regarding a book challenge and generally takes 6-8 weeks to complete each book review). They granted this waver. This waiver allows us to take the book list and cross-reference them to three nationally recognized book ranking systems, Common Sense Media, Booklooks.org, and GoodReads and identify those books that would be rated as “adult”, or “18+” on any of those three book review sites.
In an additional safeguard, we have added additional titles beyond those you identified, adding suggested reviews from the Idaho Association of School Administrators and American Library Association. If we had any of those books available in our libraries, we have moved them to this reserved section behind the library desk and we now require parent permission before a student could check out the book. We have also removed each of these books from Sora (our eBook platform).
Additionally, beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, parents will be notified by email of the books and resources their child has checked out of their school library (Destiny) and any instructional resources or technologies checked out to their student. This practice, in addition to requiring parent permission before check out of any book tagged as “adult” or 18+, coupled with helping parents understand how they can opt their children out of Sora if they wish, supports recent Idaho legislative changes found in HB163. This bill reinforces the fundamental rights and responsibilities of parents or legal guardians as primary stakeholders to make decisions regarding the upbringing of their child.
Our intent is to finish reviewing all of these books by September. At that point in time, we will make a recommendation to the board as to the recommendations from the book review committee and return to following Policy 2530 in its entirety.
- This policy still allows our schools to provide students with sexually explicit and pervasively vulgar materials to our students.
- This only seems to address books that are appropriate for 18 yrs of age and older. What about content that is not age appropriate for our middle school or high school students but it not classified as adult or 18+ material by the organizations that Dr. Hocker is referencing?
- This plan does nothing to address new books that come into the district.
- The next regular school board meeting is scheduled for July 10.
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