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Selected Editorials from the Editor

Suns & Shields Christian Inspirational Writings by Rachelle Hamlin

Selected editorials from Dr. Katherine Albrecht, Ed. D.


The Roberts Trap is Sprung

By:  Bill Dunne
One of the most overlooked aspects of the year just ended is the vindication of Chief Justice John Roberts -- a vindication that showed up as the national catastrophe known as ObamaCare got rolling.  Roberts may have also doomed Hillary Clinton's chance to live in the White House again... click here to read whole editorial


Fort Fairfield Sees Increase in Home School Students


By:  David Deschesne

Fort Fairfield Journal, October 29, 2014


   Fort Fairfield has logged seven new home school students this year.  “I don't know why, it could be Common Core concerns,” said Superintendent, Marc Gendron.  “What I have vowed to do this year is have a conversation with every single one of our home school students just to see that I understand it better and to find out if there's any way at all, either through the virtual school or if there's anything we can change or address.  I'm going to make sure we're doing everything in our power to attract as many kids as we can.”

   Common Core is an education system being adopted by schools that purposefully confuses and obfuscates content learning such as Math, English and History in order to make students less educated and more pliable by government bureaucrats and enforcers.  Common Core throws out simple, time-tested teaching techniques and replaces them with procedures that confuse students as well as parents, increases the amount of time spent on homework and overall reduces the ability and motivation level of one to learn a topic in any given subject with a less-educated voting electorate being the ultimate goal.

   Other reasons people choose to home school is they don't want their children indoctrinated in an authoritarian government-worshipping, quasi-Communist/Atheist re-education center that is now what the public school system in general has become, with communist/collectivist ideologies and social re-engineering behaviors such as transgender (boys believing they are girls and girls believing they are boys) homosexuality, and acceptance of a ubiquitous surveillance state being taught and encouraged over problem solving, language skills, self-reliance and individualism.

   Attending a public school is not mandatory for a child to receive an education—only that an education is received.  The Maine Constitution simply mandates that municipalities build and maintain publicly funded schools for those parents who wish to use them.

   Projected enrollment at Fort Fairfield schools, district-wide is 534.25 students this year which is down by three students from last year's October count.







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