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  • New Jersey Adopts Mandated LGBTQ-Inclusive Planned Parenthood Sex Ed Standards

    06/05/2020 10:40:41 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 05 2020 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    LGBTQ activist groups and Planned Parenthood are applauding the New Jersey State Board of Education’s approval of their “gold standard” sex ed standards. LGBTQ activists Garden State Equality and abortion business Planned Parenthood announced in a joint statement Wednesday they are pleased their recommended public school sex ed standards, modeled after the National Sexuality Education Standards for grades K-12, were approved. “The new guidelines and educational requirements feature an updated, more comprehensive curriculum that includes expanded content topics, including LGBTQ identities and consent,” the press statement said.
  • The left's poisoning of the educational infrastructure

    06/03/2020 6:00:26 AM PDT · by grcuster · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 3, 2020 | Tammy Bruce
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: Courtesy of our educational infrastructure having been transformed into leftist indoctrination centers, the result is politicians who care only about ideology where citizens are collateral damage in their march toward a leftist utopia. Our media is populated with news-actors who are similarly bound to their teachers’ idols of social justice, political correctness and identity politics. All of our institutions are suffering from the twin masters of identity politics and woke philosophy. In New York City during the riots, two individuals were arrested for attempting to bomb a marked New York Police Department cruiser with a Molotov cocktail. Upon arrest,...
  • BREAKING: The Minneapolis Public Schools board has voted unanimously to terminate their contract with...

    06/02/2020 5:40:37 PM PDT · by blueyon · 42 replies
    breaking911 on twitter ^ | 06/02/20 | breaking911
    BREAKING: The Minneapolis Public Schools board has voted unanimously to terminate their contract with the Minneapolis Police Department. - KARE
  • Homeschool organization says public schools are blocking parents from withdrawing kids

    05/31/2020 5:05:34 PM PDT · by fwdude · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 28, 2020 | Caleb Parke
    Parents in several states nationwide are "shocked" to find they can't withdraw their children from public school, the largest U.S. legal organization for homeschool families told Fox News. Coronavirus restrictions hit public schools especially hard and, with no clear end in sight, the loss of students only adds to the already vulnerable loss in funds. A RealClear Opinion Research survey shows that 40 percent of families are more likely to homeschool when lockdown restrictions lift, a significant increase from the 2.5 million parents who were educating their kids at home before stay-at-home orders were put in place.
  • Planned Parenthood and Schools Push Sex on Kids, Show How to Get Secret Abortions

    05/27/2020 3:11:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | May 27, 2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    A new report from the Family Research Council shows how the Planned Parenthood abortion chain and other pro-abortion groups are pushing a radical sex education agenda on students across the country. Released Friday, “Sex Education in Public Schools: Sexualization of Children and LGBT Indoctrination” documents how middle and high school students are being taught how to have secret abortions without their parents’ knowledge and how to shop for condoms and use sex toys. Christian Post reports some students also are being taught “fake abstinence,” or waiting to have sex until they are in a committed relationship, rather than until marriage....
  • LA County School Reopening Plan Includes Wearing Face Masks at All Times

    05/27/2020 12:41:34 PM PDT · by truthkeeper · 54 replies
    City News Service ^ | May 27, 2020 | Unattributed
    The Los Angeles County Office of Education released a detailed plan Wednesday imposing severe restrictions on what teachers and students must do when schools reopen. The guidelines aimed at protecting two million kids from COVID-19 include a limit of 16 students per classroom, one-way hallways, assigning one ball per pupil to play with alone, a staggered school day, lunch to be served in classrooms instead of cafeterias, and a requirement that all students will be required to wear masks at all times, the Los Angeles Times reported...
  • 6 Resources To Help You Jump Into Real Homeschooling This Fall

    05/26/2020 12:49:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 2, 2020 | Margot Cleveland
    Rather than risk another year of subpar education for your children, this fall may be the time to make a move to real homeschooling. Thanks to the coronavirus, millions of American parents have spent the last two months overseeing their children’s education from home. That experience, however, was a far cry from homeschooling, as governments merely co-opted mom and dad to execute public school curricula and schedules. True homeschooling boasts flexibility, creativity, and real education—not the social-engineering and feel-good assignments handed out in most public schools.Now so-called experts, such as Michael Chertoff, who is advising D.C.’s Mayor Muriel Bowser on...
  • A Harvard homeschool expert says he's 'not convinced schools should ever have closed'

    05/22/2020 5:38:56 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 31 replies
    MSN / Insider ^ | May 22, 2020 | Eleanor Goldberg Fox
    Across the US, at least 55 million US students are learning at home since schools closed to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Even prior to the pandemic, two Harvard Law School professors expressed their concerns about homeschooling due to the risks for child abuse and low-quality education. Calls to child abuse hotlines have declined dramatically since schools closed, demonstrating that there are fewer people assessing risks among children. After much deliberation, most schools across the US made the tough decision in March to close their doors and move to a remote learning platform to help stem the spread of...
  • National Poll: 40% of Families More Likely to Homeschool After Lockdowns End

    05/14/2020 8:14:10 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 44 replies
    Federation for Children ^ | May 14, 2020 | TOMMY SCHULTZ
    A RealClear Opinion Research survey of 2,122 registered voters shows that support for educational choice is strong, and that a significant portion of parents are more likely to pursue homeschooling opportunities after the lockdowns end. The results show that 40% of families are more likely to homeschool or virtual school after lockdowns, and that 64% support school choice and 69% support the federal Education Freedom Scholarships proposal. More Likely breakdowns: Age: 18-34: 44.9% 35-44: 40.8% 45-54: 35.3% Race & Ethnicity: White: 36.3% Black: 50.4% Hispanic: 38.2% Asian: 53.8% Party ID Democrat: 45.7% Republican: 42.3%
  • Heartbreaking photo shows French preschoolers playing in chalk squares

    05/13/2020 1:26:49 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 49 replies
    NBC Today ^ | 05 13 2020 | Rachel Paula Abrahamson
    A heartbreaking photo of French children playing in individual chalk squares provides a glimpse of what schools may look like post-lockdown. Local reporter Lionel Top captured the picture at preschool in Tourcoing, France, and shared it on Twitter, where it has gone viral with nearly 15,000 retweets. “There was this sadness,” Top told TODAY Parents. Approximately 1.5 million preschool and elementary school students returned to class on Tuesday, after nearly two months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. SNIP
  • Student Suicides Peak When School Is In Session

    05/04/2020 1:56:05 PM PDT · by fishtank · 24 replies
    ProsLogion ^ | 5-4-2020 | Dr. Jay L. Wile
    Student Suicides Peak When School Is In Session May. 4, 2020 Dr. Jay L. Wile Suicides among children increase when they are in school. One factor might be the peer group to which school exposes students, which can be incredibly cruel. (image from In response to a Harvard Law Professor’s evidence-free assertion that there should be a presumptive ban on homeschooling, Ideological Diversity (a student group at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government) hosted an online conference entitled “The Disinformation Campaign Against Homeschooling.” You can watch it here. I attended the conference, and it lived up to the...
  • K–12: Ten Lies Teachers Tell You

    05/04/2020 4:13:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    American ^ | May 4, 2020 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Hopefully, no one will forget our debt to Rudolf Flesch. He was a great man with a great mind. Almost forty years ago, Flesch published Why Johnny STILL Can't Read, wherein he continued his crusade against Whole Word (AKA Whole Language, Sight-Words, and other aliases). In this book, Flesch attacked the Education Establishment and its counterfeit merchandise in a unique way. He pointed out that all the things the professors assert most loudly and proudly are nothing but alibis — a polite way of saying lies. Has there ever been a field, in all of human history, that could be...
  • In a New Distance-Learning Low, Some Schools Are Calling CPS on 'Truant' Families

    05/01/2020 1:20:27 AM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 30, 2020 | Sabrina Rojas Weiss
    When schools first announced closures and a shift to online learning, many worried about how this would affect the students who didn’t have computers, mobile devices, or adequate high-speed internet. Cities and school districts scrambled to fix this problem, and more than a month later, it’s still being resolved. But in the meantime, it seems some educators in New York City decided to report parents to child protective services when their children didn’t log into classes. In the past month, several parents have received child welfare visits from the Administration for Children’s Service, local independent news outlet The City reported....
  • Study Finds Historic Drop in National Reading and Math Scores Since Adoption of Common Core Curriculum Standards

    04/29/2020 10:55:14 AM PDT · by Signalman · 47 replies
    Pioneer Institute ^ | 4/27/2020 | Editorial Staff
    Lower performing students hardest hit BOSTON – As we approach the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the United States Department of Education in May, shocking trends in student performance should lead us to reconsider the federal role in education and whether the initiative for policymaking should be returned to local schools, communities, and states. Breaking with decades of slow improvement, U.S. reading and math scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and other assessments have seen historic declines since most states implemented national Common Core English and math curriculum standards six years ago, according to a new...
  • Ten years of Common Core have been a disaster -studies

    04/28/2020 8:00:25 AM PDT · by upchuck · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Apr 28, 2020 | Monica Showalter
    When Common Core first crept upon us from the Gates Foundation and other coevals, and then came into being in most states for real in 2010, it was hailed as just the thing to turn the tide on America's falling educational standards. President Obama's longtime education secretary, Arne Duncan hailed it as this: "the Common Core State Standards may prove to be the single greatest thing to happen to public education in America since Brown v. Board of Education." ... Obama himself claimed it made everything so much better:  So bottom line is: higher graduation rates, higher college attendance rates, more money for...
  • No Wonder the Kids are Historically Illiterate

    04/21/2020 6:43:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    American ^ | April 21, 2020 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    Generally, when a buyer is defrauded of services, the demand for the goods diminishes. As more emerges of what colleges and universities across this country are not doing, the demand will dry up unless there are drastic changes. The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) has published a report titled "What Will They Learn?" It is a survey of core requirements at our nation's colleges and universities and one does not need a Ph.D. to comprehend the paucity of education now apparent in far too many places. In fact, "for over a decade, ACTA has expressed concern that rising...
  • Harvard prof calls homeschooling ‘dangerous,’ says it gives parents ‘authoritarian control’ over kids [Thought this was a Babylon Bee Article first]

    04/21/2020 10:50:03 AM PDT · by kyneocon · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/21/2020 | Caleb Parke
    A Harvard law professor is under fire for her comments in an article about the "risks" of homeschooling as parents face closed public schools because of the coronavirus pandemic. In Harvard Magazine's May-June issue, Elizabeth Bartholet, a law professor and faculty director of the school’s Child Advocacy Program, worried homeschooled children will not be able to contribute to a democratic society. HARVARD UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR ACCUSED OF COVERING UP TIES TO CHINESE SCHOOL, RESEARCH PROGRAM "The issue is, do we think that parents should have 24/7, essentially authoritarian control over their children from ages zero to 18?" Bartholet asked. "I think...
  • “I just can’t do this.” Harried parents forgo home school

    04/21/2020 9:55:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 130 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 21, 2020 | Gillian Flaccus and Jocelyn Gecker
    Frustration is mounting as more families across the U.S. enter their second or even third week of distance learning — and some overwhelmed parents say it will be their last. Amid the barrage of learning apps, video meet-ups and e-mailed assignments that pass as pandemic home school, some frustrated and exhausted parents are choosing to disconnect entirely for the rest of the academic year. Others are cramming all their children’s school work into the weekend or taking days off work to help their kids with a week’s worth of assignments in one day. “We tried to make it work the...
  • The Risks of Homeschooling

    04/18/2020 10:38:37 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 130 replies
    Harvard Magazine ^ | May/June 2020 | Erin O'Donnell
    A rapidly increasing number of American families are opting out of sending their children to school, choosing instead to educate them at home. Homeschooled kids now account for roughly 3 percent to 4 percent of school-age children in the United States, a number equivalent to those attending charter schools, and larger than the number currently in parochial schools. Yet Elizabeth Bartholet, Wasserstein public interest professor of law and faculty director of the Law School’s Child Advocacy Program, sees risks for children—and society—in homeschooling, and recommends a presumptive ban on the practice. Homeschooling, she says, not only violates children’s right to...
  • HBCU School President & Staff Arrested For Selling Female Students & Staff For Pleasure!

    04/16/2020 6:35:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Tommy Sotomayor News Raw ^ | April 16, 2020 | Tommy Sotomayor
    HBCU School President & Staff Arrested For Selling Female Students & Staff For Pleasure! Schools have gone down hill