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Education is the place for The Tentacle readers to learn about what is happening in their child’s classroom.  We publish what other media is too afraid to talk about.  Our agenda is looking out for what is in your child’s best interests and the interest of you, the parents and guardians.

Education and the Decay of the American Nation

In the 20th century, schools where the places that defined that national ideology, defined nationality by teaching common (heroic) mythos of what it means to be of a given nationality: fairy tales, basic history with stories about national heroes, “our courageous pilots defeated the evil Nazis”, why are we proud of who we are, etc.

Remember the Time Lois Jarman Wanted to Write a School Policy She, Herself Didn’t...

On November 9, 2019 around 1:44 pm Board of Education member Lois Jarman was using her cell phone while driving west on Shepherdstown Pike when she rear-ended another car. The impact forced that car into oncoming traffic injuring another family.

Board of Education Candidate, Sue Johnson – Part I

On April 2, The Tentacle sent a Questionnaire to each Board of Education candidate containing 19 questions. Below are Question and Answers 1-5 from Sue Johnson.

Children Have A Right to Self-Defense

Anyone who knows me knows I absolutely cannot stand people that bully others. Without a question, I have no respect for anyone that picks on weaker or smaller people, from kids at school to adults at work. I have a special disdain for school age bullies for very good reason. Not only because I have a 10 year old son, but because bullying can lead to several short term issues such as sleep disturbances, poor school performance and symptoms of depression just to name a few. If left unchecked prolonged bullying can lead to chronic depression, suicide attempts, poor general health and substance abuse among other things. Being a kid/teenager is hard enough without the added drama brought on by being the victim of bullying.

Lois Jarman Unseated From the Board of Education

National election aside, Frederick County voters have a reason to rejoice this morning. Lois Jarman (D) has been retired from the Board of Education by a resounding loss. Ms. Jarman was appointed to her seat after dropping out of her race for the Board of Education in 2016 and losing her state delegate race in 2018.

Do Black Americans Really Want to Defund the Police?

The media and the left in general tell us that black Americans want to “defund the police.” But is it true? The story goes that the police are violent against black Americans and that’s the motive behind the defund the police movement. But a recent survey tells a different story.

ReOpen Maryland’s Reopen Schools Project

ReOpen Maryland is asking for public support in getting the Maryland State Department of Education to reopen our schools under "normal" conditions. They request you share their one-page handout on Schools and Coronavirus with your own friends and send an email to MSDE at educationplan.msde@maryland.gov.

Board of Education Candidate, Sue Johnson – Part II

Board of Education candidate answers questionnaire.

Implicit Bias – A Flawed Theory

I waited awhile before writing about the Frederick County Public Schools, Racial Equity Committee. I wanted to read a bit more about it and look into some of the “issues” they have uncovered.

Campaigning In The Age Of COVID-19 Lockdowns

In case any of us need reminding, Frederick County Public Schools have not held classes in school since March 13, 2020. If you think distance...