Education & Public Policy

Simon Campbell: I Will Not Shut Up!

Broadcast Running Time: 24:28

John Loeffler

November 17, 2021

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The Pennsbury School Board, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania north of Philadelphia, recently became the latest flashpoint for angry parents – and the Board's attempts to shut them up. One parent is fighting back by taking the school board to court. Joining us today is a plaintiff in that suit, free speech activist Simon Campbell. Simon, a former Pennsbury School Board member himself, explains what led up to his fiery appearance before the board in June and the subsequent lawsuit. He discusses the rules of the board and how they counteract the U.S. Constitution. He also looks at ways to improve education, including diminishing teachers unions and advocating for merit-based teacher pay. He's the very embodiment of John's axiom: I will not sit down; I will not shut up!

John Loeffler

October 5, 2021

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Elite academic institutions have developed a stifling surveillance system built around Covid protocols, and some students seem to be OK with it.  New Jersey-based independent journalist Michael Tracey (mtracey.substack.com) joins us today.  He looks at how administrators not only encourage a permanent state of emergency, but also a snitch culture, pitting student against student.  The policies infringe on students' freedoms and lack any off-ramp where the problem is eventually solved.  With so much time and money tied up in Covid spending and an unhealthy addiction to power and control by administrators, the current draconian way of doing things at these elite institutions is not going away any time soon.