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Marybeth Hicks

Marybeth Hicks

Articles by Marybeth Hicks

Marybeth Hicks

HICKS: Parental outrage can protect our kids from 'progressive' sex-ed

Last Friday, 400 seniors at Norwin Senior High School in Irwin, Pa., thought they were attending a routine presentation on the importance of donating blood, offered by the community's Central Blood Bank. Instead, when Assistant Principal Tim Kotch cued up the PowerPoint slides provided by an employee of Central Blood Bank, the giant screen was filled with gay porn. Published September 14, 2010

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HICKS: Parenting tough job with no pay

Education is a privilege to be protected. Parents who won't take responsibility for their children's schooling ought to be held accountable for the negligence they exhibit, not bribed to get in the game. Published September 7, 2010

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HICKS: Now we know the real Obama

I'm convinced now tthat Barack Obama holds in contempt anyone who disagrees with him. He pays lip service to the notion of "spirited debate," but in truth he thinks those who espouse traditional values are just uneducated bumpkins. Published August 31, 2010

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HICKS: Timely sermon for Steven Slater and us

Sometimes I wonder whether my parish priests stand outside the windows listening to what goes on in my house during the week. How else could they deliver homilies from Sunday to Sunday that speak directly to the things we face at home? Published August 17, 2010

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HICKS: Lessons learned from baby mice

President Obama is conveniently using some alarming statistics to justify even more federal government intrusion into the educational system from pre-school through graduate school. Published August 10, 2010

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HICKS: Unpresidential view of Obama

President Obama's appearance Thursday on "The View" struck me as such an incongruous idea that I had to watch it. The appearance once again raised questions about what it means to be "presidential" in our celebrity-obsessed culture. Published August 3, 2010

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HICKS: Our bloated government can't fight obesity

Several years ago, while unloading groceries, my son picked up a head of cauliflower and asked, "What's this?" For the record, no one ever pointed to boxed macaroni and cheese and asked about the contents. I'm embarrassed to admit the mac and cheese was a staple around our house for too long. Published July 27, 2010

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HICKS: Parents know computer dangers

One of these days, someone is going to conduct some scientific research and discover that billions of dollars could be saved by not doing so much scientific research. Published July 13, 2010

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HICKS: Putting the 'fun' in dysfunctional

There just isn't enough column space to describe the myriad dysfunctions of Detroit Public Schools, much less consider the system's options for improvement. Published July 6, 2010

'Civil discourse,' Etheridge-style

This week, my eldest daughter began a summer internship in Washington. She is so enamored of our nation's capital that she even likes the humidity that leaves bus fumes hanging in midair like carcinogenic cotton candy. Published June 15, 2010

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HICKS: Rights of a child is parental issue

If you're a parent, you are probably too busy doing the day-to-day work of raising your children to worry about an international treaty that could actually undermine your authority over them. Published May 25, 2010

HICKS: More kids need to visit principal

Driving across town recently, I counted no fewer than a dozen cars sporting those annoying bumper stickers. No, not "Got tofu?" The ones that say, "My child is an honor student at such-and-such school." Published May 19, 2010

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HICKS: More kids need to visit principal

Driving across town recently, I counted no fewer than a dozen cars sporting those annoying bumper stickers. No, not "Got tofu?" The ones that say, "My child is an honor student at such-and-such school." Published May 18, 2010