Category Archives: South Carolina
While searching our library for another book I stumbled across “Confederate Alphabet” by Rickey E. Pittman a book written for children. This is an excellent, patriotic, and inspiring book for any Southern family. A highly recommend it.
It is not politically correct and several Southern heroes, like Captain William Quantrill, Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, and Brigadier Gen. Stand Watie, are featured; not exactly Northern favorites. The book was illustrated by Stephanie Ford. Several of the illustrations are breath-taking and help reinforce the narrative of the book.
My only complaint is the back cover illustration is missing some Confederate states and territories. Lots of brave Southerners died fighting for West Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, Indian territory (Oklahoma), and Arizona territory for them to be left off.
Posted by Joshua Cook
Last week activists in South Carolina voiced their opposition to the expansion of Common Core in their state. They believe that Common Core is another federal overreach that takes away yet another freedom in America.
There has been a growing battle in American over education for decades. The “right” has advocated school choice and parental involvement – like in charter schools – and educator accountability as solutions to the problem of diminishing standards. Meanwhile, the progressive “left” has promoted increased centralization, teachers unions and related policies.