September 06, 2017

“Creepy”: Notley uses schoolchildren “as props in NDP attack ad”

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

It’s the first week back at school in Alberta's capital city, and Premier Rachel Notley couldn't miss this opportunity to turn the grand opening of a new school in St. Albert into an early campaign stop for the NDP. 

Notley gave a highly political speech to a crowd of mostly 11-year-olds, telling the Sixth Graders that the United Conservatives would never have built their school:

“There are some people who would say we shouldn't be building new schools. (…)

"They would say we shouldn't have so many teachers and they would say your classrooms should have more kids in them, not less."

No one is saying this, in fact.

I wouldn't want my child's school used as a backdrop from NDP attack ad against the opposition, and not just because I vote Conservative, but because my kids aren't NDP props for the teachers and the school board to offer up at the Premier’s disposal.

Its disgusting. It’s creepy. But respect for other people's children aside, there's a bigger issue at play:

The NDP are in the middle of a curriculum rewrite in Alberta (see below)...

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commented 2017-09-07 18:34:24 -0400
School kids are a captive audience and one that will not jeer the heavily-medicated Notley.

Noted that Notley will be spending much time in Edmonton, as that’s where the fourteen seats are that they really can’t afford to lose. Rural Alberta and Calgary will wipe out the NDP, leaving only Edmonton as their fortress.

The first act of a UCP government must be to immediately move Alberta’s capital to Red Deer, as well as reducing Edmonton’s ridings to one. Maintain the most intense and severe punishments on Edmonton until the city is completely depopulated.
commented 2017-09-07 11:07:15 -0400
The corruption of the public school sustem in big state canada will continue until a popular ant government movement can take the stage
commented 2017-09-07 11:07:14 -0400
The corruption of the public school sustem in big state canada will continue until a popular ant government movement can take the stage
commented 2017-09-07 09:19:22 -0400
No blow is too low for a socialist scumbag to stoop to.
commented 2017-09-07 02:19:15 -0400
These NDP couldn’t run a pop sickle stand without bankrupting it ! I’m counting the days down until we punt these socialist retards to the gutter where they belong . Maybe they can take the mental midgets that voted for them on a tour of Nutleys favourite country of Venezuela and see what socialism does to an oil rich country . If that doesn’t wake up these retards than I would recommend they all take some lead pills because you can’t fix stupid !!!!
commented 2017-09-07 00:58:23 -0400
Love how commies act like they used their own money to build the school and they act like somehow they are blessing us poor peasants with their generosity.
commented 2017-09-07 00:57:18 -0400
Fraser i doubt they could pass that.

Notley you did not build a damn thing, working people did.
commented 2017-09-06 22:58:11 -0400
My son was in grade 11 and was sent to the office several times for having conservative views, arguing with his teachers because he didn’t share their political views. Didn’t matter what subject they were studying, the teachers always pushed their “Liberal” ideas. My husband had a meeting with the principal and told him the teachers have no right to bully our son into having their Liberal views. He was there to learn not be indoctrinated! I was proud my son was willing to stand up for what he believes in, Conservative values.
commented 2017-09-06 21:45:02 -0400
Thanks for your posts Fraser.
commented 2017-09-06 21:35:55 -0400
Lies , distortions, misinformation and open deceit – par for the course for a degenerate communist. Indict the loathsome malfeasant frump.
commented 2017-09-06 21:25:27 -0400
Responsible parents will reverse this travesty with a good counter chat at home.

Are there any of those kind of parents remaining today?

Sure hope so.
commented 2017-09-06 19:57:56 -0400
Fraser.. well done..!!
We have allowed our children to become assets of the state.!!
commented 2017-09-06 19:20:49 -0400
NDP are desperate, because few is buying from their store.

What is dishonest is that the project of a new school coming to completion now, is due to approvals made under the previous government.

Sept 22 is the official opening of the Grimshaw partnership school, approved under Redford. This leaves three sound large buildings empty in a town with abandoned private facilities, such as Union Tractor, due to NDP policies. Not great publicity for the town. The contractors were out of area as well. Good news is the invisible energy minister is rumoured to make an appearance at the opening. Sadly, I will not be able to confirm the sighting because, as a retiree, I have a contract job to help pay my carbon tax burden.

But it might be a good opportunity for Rebel to show up? It will be interesting to see how the New Demoncrats spin this opening of an unnecessary facility.
commented 2017-09-06 19:09:44 -0400
1895 Exam
Does an 1895 graduation examination for public school students demonstrate a shocking decline in educational standards?
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CLAIM: An 1895 graduation examination for public school students demonstrates a shocking decline in educational standards.

STATUS: MIXTURE.

EXAMPLE: [Collected on the Internet, 1999]

Could you have passed the Eight Grade in 1895?
Probably not . . . take a look:
This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 from Salina, KS. It was taken from the original document on file at the Smoky Valley Genealogical Society and Library in Salina, KS and reprinted by the Salina Journal.

8th Grade Final Exam: Salina, KS – 1895

Grammar (Time, one hour)

1. Give nine rules for the use of Capital Letters.

2. Name the Parts of Speech and define those that have no modifications.

3. Define Verse, Stanza and Paragraph.

4. What are the Principal Parts of a verb? Give Principal parts of do, lie, lay and run.

5. Define Case, Illustrate each Case.

6. What is Punctuation? Give rules for principal marks of Punctuation.

7 – 10. Write a composition of about 150 words and show therein that you understand the practical use of the rules of grammar.

Arithmetic
(Time, 1.25 hours)

1. Name and define the Fundamental Rules of Arithmetic.

2. A wagon box is 2 ft. deep, 10 feet long, and 3 ft. wide. How many bushels of wheat will it hold?

3. If a load of wheat weighs 3942 lbs., what is it worth at 50 cts. per bu., deducting 1050 lbs. for tare?

4. District No. 33 has a valuation of $35,000. What is the necessary levy to carry on a school seven months at $50 per month, and have $104 for incidentals?

5. Find cost of 6720 lbs. coal at $6.00 per ton.

6. Find the interest of $512.60 for 8 months and 18 days at 7 percent.
7. What is the cost of 40 boards 12 inches wide and 16 ft. long at $20.00 per in?

8. Find bank discount on $300 for 90 days (no grace) at 10 percent.

9. What is the cost of a square farm at $15 per acre, the distance around which is 640 rods?

10.Write a Bank Check, a Promissory Note, and a Receipt.

U.S. History (Time, 45 minutes)

1. Give the epochs into which U.S. History is divided.

2. Give an account of the discovery of America by Columbus.

3. Relate the causes and results of the Revolutionary War.

4. Show the territorial growth of the United States.

5. Tell what you can of the history of Kansas.

6. Describe three of the most prominent battles of the Rebellion.

7. Who were the following: Morse, Whitney, Fulton, Bell, Lincoln, Penn, and Howe?

8. Name events connected with the following dates: 1607, 1620, 1800, 1849, and 1865?

Orthography
(Time, one hour)

1. What is meant by the following: Alphabet, phonetic orthography, etymology, syllabication?

2. What are elementary sounds? How classified?

3. What are the following: Alphabet, phonetic orthography, etymology, syllabication?

4. Give four substitutes for caret ‘u’.

5. Give two rules for spelling words with final ‘e’. Name two exceptions under each rule.

6. Give two uses of silent letters in spelling. Illustrate each.

7. Define the following prefixes and use in connection with a word: Bi, dis, mis, pre, semi, post, non, inter, mono, super.

8. Mark diacritically and divide into syllables the following, and name the sign that indicates the sound: Card, ball, mercy, sir, odd, cell, rise, blood, fare, last.

9. Use the following correctly in sentences, Cite, site, sight, fane, fain, feign, vane, vain vein, raze, raise, rays.

10. Write 10 words frequently mispronounced and indicate pronunciation by use of diacritical marks and by syllabication.

Geography
(Time, one hour)

1. What is climate? Upon what does climate depend?

2. How do you account for the extremes of climate in Kansas?

3. Of what use are rivers? Of what use is the ocean?

4. Describe the mountains of N.A.

5. Name and describe the following: Monrovia, Odessa, Denver, Manitoba, Hecla, Yukon, St. Helena, Juan Fermandez, Aspinwolf and Orinoco.

6. Name and locate the principal trade centers of the U.S.

7. Name all the republics of Europe and give capital of each.

8. Why is the Atlantic Coast colder than the Pacific in the same latitude?

9. Describe the process by which the water of the ocean returns to the sources of rivers.

10. Describe the movements of the earth. Give inclination of the earth.

ORIGINS: This item, a final examination for graduating eighth grade students (or graduating high school students, depending upon which version you have) is similar to other exams from that time and purpose, and it’s of interest because it’s supposed to be documentary evidence of how shockingly our educations have declined over the last century or so. Why, most adults couldn’t muster a passing score on this test today, people think; that mere schoolkids were expected to pass it is proof that the typical school curriculum has been steeply “dumbed down” over the years, pundits claim:
commented 2017-09-06 19:06:17 -0400
Practice Reading Section

This is the Practice Reading Section.

Here is a list with pictures to help you locate the story and article in the Reading Section and Answer Section.

It’s All Clear Now …………………………… Click here

The Mystery of the Maya ………………… Click here

Directions: It should take about 30–45 minutes to read the passages in this book and answer the 16 questions in the Answer Section. Read each passage, then refer back to it as needed when answering the questions in the Answer Section.

Read the story “It’s All Clear Now” and then answer Numbers 1 through 8 in the Answer Section. t all started at the beginning of fifth grade. At first, Carmen wasn’t really sure what was happening. In class, she had to squint to see the blackboard clearly. She had to do the same thing when she read street signs, or when she watched a movie. As the fuzziness got worse, she became more and more worried. It was important for her to see the notes and homework assignments the teacher put on the board.

It wasn’t long before Carmen found herself squinting all the time, but she didn’t want anyone to know that she was having a problem seeing. In class, she asked for a desk that was closer to the blackboard. One day, her teacher said, “Carmen, are you all right? I’ve noticed you squinting a lot. Are you having trouble seeing the board?”

Carmen shook her head. “I’m fine, Mrs. Cruz,” she said, but she knew she couldn’t pretend much longer.

At home, she had to sit closer and closer to the television in order to see the picture. Her mother noticed her squinting as she watched her favorite shows, and she began to get suspicious.

“Tomorrow I’m calling the eye doctor to set up an appointment for you,” she said firmly. Carmen protested, but her mother’s mind was made up.

Three days later, Carmen had new glasses and instructions from her doctor to wear them all the time. Carmen frowned in the car the whole way home.

“All of the kids at school will think I’m a nerd,” she said. Her mother smiled and shook her head.

“You look just as beautiful with those glasses on as you do without them,” she said. But Carmen didn’t believe her.

The next day, Carmen kept the glasses in her pocket as she walked into the schoolyard. She avoided her friends and stood alone, feeling miserable.

Suddenly, she heard her friend Theresa shout.

Carmen ran over to the other girls. “What’s wrong?” she asked.

“My silver ring is gone!” Theresa cried. “My sister sent it to me from California. It’s very special and I can’t lose it!”

Carmen could tell that Theresa was very upset. They all looked for the ring in the grassy area of the playground.

Carmen realized that she could search better if she could see better. She took the glasses out of her pocket and put them on. The objects and people around her came into sharp focus. She caught her breath. Everything looked so different! So clear! She looked down at the ground and a glimmer of silver caught her eye. It was the ring.

“Here it is,” she shouted. “I’ve found it!” She handed it to Theresa, and Theresa slipped the ring back on her finger.

“Thanks Carmen,” she said. “I never thought we’d find it.” She paused. “Hey, I didn’t know you wore glasses. They look great!”

Carmen had forgotten that she was wearing the new glasses. “Thanks,” she replied shyly.
As they walked back toward the school building, two more girls from her class complimented her glasses. Carmen smiled. “Maybe wearing glasses won’t be so bad after all,” she thought.

Now proceed to the Answer Section below.

Read the article “The Mystery of the Maya” and then answer Numbers 9 through 16 in the Answer Section. The Mayan Indians lived in Mexico for thousands of years before the Spanish arrived in the 1500s. The Maya were an intelligent, culturally rich people whose achievements were many. They had farms, beautiful palaces, and cities with many buildings. The Mayan people knew a lot about nature and the world around them. This knowledge helped them to live a better life than most people of that time, because they could use it to make their lives more comfortable and rewarding. Knowledge about tools and farming, for instance, made their work easier and more productive.

In ancient Mexico there were many small clearings in the forest. In each clearing was a village with fields of corn, beans, and other crops around it. To clear the land for farms, the Maya cut down trees with stone axes. They planted seeds by digging holes in the ground with pointed sticks. A farmer was able to grow crops that produced food for several people. But not every Maya had to be a farmer. Some were cloth makers, builders, or priests.

The Maya believed in many gods, including rain gods, sun gods, and corn gods. The people built large temples to honor the Mayan gods. Skillful workers built cities around these temples. It was difficult for them to construct these cities, because they had no horses to carry the heavy stone they used to build with. Workers had to carry all of the building materials themselves. Today, many of these ancient Mayan cities and temples are still standing.

Although the cities that the Maya built were beautiful, and the people worked hard to build them, very few of the people lived in them. Usually, only the priests lived in the cities.

The other people lived in small villages in the forests. Their houses were much simpler than the elaborate structures in the cities. They lived in small huts with no windows. The walls were made of poles covered with dried mud, and the roof was made of grass or leaves. Most Maya lived a simple life close to nature.

Measuring time was important to the Maya, so they developed a system for measuring it accurately. Farmers needed to know when to plant and harvest their crops. Mayan priests made a system to keep track of time. They wrote numbers as dots (…) and bars (-). A dot was one and a bar was five.

The Mayan priests studied the Sun, Moon, stars, and planets. They made a calendar from what they learned. The year was divided into 18 months of 20 days each with five days left over. The Mayan calendar was far more accurate than the European calendars of the time.

Around the year 800, the Maya left their villages and beautiful cities, never to return. No one knows why this happened. They may have died from an infectious disease. They may have left because the soil could no longer grow crops. Archaeologists are still trying to find the lost secrets of the Maya. They are still one of our greatest mysteries.

Now proceed to the Answer Section below.

Practice Reading Test Answer Section

This is your Practice Reading Test Answer Section. The questions in this section are based on the story or article in your practice Reading Section (above). You may go back to the Reading Section to help you answer the questions.

Now answer Numbers 1 through 8. Base your answers on the story “It’s All Clear Now.”

BEFORE Carmen got glasses she thought having glasses wouldn’t be so bad. wasn’t able to see the blackboard clearly. found Theresa’s missing ring. sat far away from the television.

Based on the end of the story, what do you think Carmen will do next? She won’t tell her friends that she needs to wear glasses. She will keep her glasses in her pocket where no one can see them. She will wear her glasses all the time. She will wear her glasses only when she is with her family.

What are some of the things that Carmen had to do in the beginning of the story in order to try to see better?

Use examples from the story to support your answer. Read this sentence from the story. Her mother noticed her squinting as she watched her favorite shows, and she began to get suspicious.

What is an antonym for the word suspicious? doubtful guilty innocent trusting

Which statement BEST describes Carmen? She is willing to overcome her fears in order to help her friends. She doesn’t care how well she does in school. She cares more about herself than her friends. She doesn’t worry about what other people think of her. Read this sentence from the story. In class, she had to squint to see the blackboard clearly.

What does squint mean? to look with eyes partly closed to move closer to try hard to concentrate

Describe how Carmen changes her mind about wearing glasses.

Use details from the story to support your answer.

The author’s purpose in writing this story is to explain how important it is to take care of your eyes at school. show that sometimes we imagine things will be worse then they are. describe what it feels like to have to squint. warn people not to wear valuable jewelry to school. Proceed to the next reading: “The Mystery of the Maya”

Practice Reading Test Answer Section

This is your Practice Reading Test Answer Section. The questions in this section are based on the story or article in your practice Reading Section (above). You may go back to the Reading Section to help you answer the questions.

Now answer Numbers 9 through 16. Base your answers on the article “The Mystery of the Maya.” Read this sentence from the story. The Maya were an intelligent, culturally rich people whose achievements were many.

What is a synonym for the word achievements? mistakes successes skills roads

The Maya lived in Mexico only after the Spanish arrived. at the same time as the Spanish. only for a few years. thousands of years before the Spanish.

Many Mayan cities and temples are still standing today because they were so well built. they are not very old. they have been rebuilt. there is never any bad weather in Mexico. How is the Mayan calendar the same as or different from our current calendar?

Use details from the article to support your answer.

What is the main idea of this article? The Mayan calendar was more accurate than the European calendar. The Maya were excellent farmers. The Maya were a culturally rich, advanced society. The Mayan cities were difficult to build.

MOST Maya lived in beautiful cities. in huts made of poles, mud, and leaves. in caves. in stone temples.

How do we know that the Mayan civilization was an intelligent and cultured one? Use details from the article to support your answer
commented 2017-09-06 18:54:14 -0400
The communists do this all the time.
commented 2017-09-06 18:51:03 -0400
THOSE KIDS LOOK LIKE THEY ARE IN GRADE FIVE. I BET THE TEACHER COULDN’T PASS A GRADE FIVE EXAM FROM 1905
STAY TUNED I’LL GET YOU ONE.
commented 2017-09-06 18:47:36 -0400
Notley chose children to hear her political speech, typical indoctrination tactic “get them while they are young”.
Curriculum changes like these ones will have negative outcomes for the students, and, our society.
commented 2017-09-06 18:46:57 -0400
And look at that idiot Eggen standing right behind the big cheese. What a creep!
commented 2017-09-06 18:45:56 -0400
The children are just political pawns for Rachel and her destroyers!
commented 2017-09-06 18:41:50 -0400
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