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  • National Education Association Set to Endorse Homosexual Marriage

    06/20/2006 1:15:56 PM PDT · by khnyny · 67 replies · 2,058+ views
    American Family Association ^ | June 19, 2006 | Donald E. Wildmon
    Teacher's union begins plans to promote homosexual marriage in public schools The National Education Association is set to endorse homosexual marriage at their convention coming up in Orlando June 29 through July 6. The new NEA proposal essentially says schools should support and actively promote homosexual marriage and other forms of marriage (two men and one woman, three women, two women and three men, etc.) in their local schools. The new proposal, expected to pass overwhelmingly, is found under the B-8 Diversity paragraph: The Association... believes in the importance of observances, programs and curricula that accurately portray and recognize the...
  • CA: Senate committee agrees to add sexual orientation to curriculum (goes on to the full Senate)

    05/03/2006 8:49:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 586+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/3/06 | Juliet Williams - ap
    A Senate committee approved a bill Wednesday that would require California's textbooks to include the contributions of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people to the state and nation's history. The bill outraged some religious and conservative family groups, which said it would indoctrinate students in what they view as an unacceptable lifestyle. The Senate Education Committee passed the bill by state Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Santa Monica, 8-3, along party lines. It now goes to the full Senate. "Our community is invisible in all of the teaching material, so that our students are never, ever given any information about the fact...
  • Global Indoctrination

    05/02/2006 10:56:23 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 2 replies · 407+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 1, 2006 | Rosemarie Capozzi
    The Global Education Conference held at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. last month was used to teach educators how to bring global issues into the classroom. But, when it came time to practice the logistics of coordinating a debate the political opinions of the teachers could not be suppressed. The organization that put together the conference, Americans for Informed Democracy (AID), claimed to be a non-partisan group established to “educate and engage Americans in global issues….[in order to] create a generation of Americans that will support a U.S. role in the world that is appropriate….” But what is appropriate? AID...
  • Militant Islam invades school curriculum

    02/24/2006 9:55:16 AM PST · by Calpernia · 9 replies · 1,450+ views
    The Australian ^ | February 25, 2006 | Bernard Lane
    A RADICAL Muslim thinker who inspired al-Qa'ida is being served up as subject matter for high school students in NSW. Sayyid Qutb, an Egyptian militant hanged in 1966 but still a powerful influence on violent Islamists, and the Pakistani fundamentalist Sayyid Maududi are the only two modern Muslim thinkers on a revised syllabus for studies of religion. Experts this week condemned the prominence of political Islam in the new syllabus, and especially the inclusion of Qutb. "I am surprised and dismayed that the NSW religion syllabus narrows modern Islamic thinkers to its totalitarians," said Daniel Pipes, whose US-based Middle East...
  • Curriculum

    01/13/2006 12:37:21 AM PST · by Joseph Reylan B. Viray · 1 replies · 324+ views
    J.Reylan B. Viray
    A Humanistic Curriculum: Solution for Philippine Moral Decline by: J. Reylan B. Viray The Problem Philippine society is faced with various problems such as economic, social and political. More and more Filipinos cannot cope up with the continuous increase of prices of basic commodities. Foreign debts servicing gets the biggest chunk of the National Budget. Oil prices in the world market rises to points where the Philippine Deregulation Law proved to be insufficient and futile. Trade markets are going down the drain. More investors, foreign and local, are pulling their investments from corporations for fear of unfavorable returns. Government agencies...
  • The Evil Virus Upon Us (Universities)

    10/20/2005 8:23:58 AM PDT · by freespirited · 25 replies · 1,066+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10/19/05 | Suzanne Fields
    A magazine cover story about postmodern life on the American college campus depicts three monkeys in cap and gown, covering their ears, eyes and mouth, a parody of the hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil caricature. But students at many colleges actually get quite the opposite. They're required to hear, see, speak and study all about evil, as long as it's the evil oppression of everybody in American society. There's an emphasis on multicultural studies and few campuses have escaped the disease, ... students study the life and murder of Tupac Shakur, the "gangsta" rapper ...There's "Queer...
  • Trying to close white-minority learning gap

    08/06/2005 5:11:55 PM PDT · by Coleus · 31 replies · 1,089+ views
    North Jersey Newspapers ^ | 08.01.05 | Brian Aberback
    The achievement gap between minority and white students has long been a stain on the bright mosaic of culturally and racially diverse school districts.From North Jersey to Cleveland to San Diego, whites as a group generally score considerably better on standardized tests than their minority peers. Whites also tend to enroll in more honors classes, while minorities are more prevalent in remedial courses.Now, one Bergen County district is introducing a sweeping concept that it hopes will bridge its gap by addressing a wide range of possible roadblocks to academic success.The initiative includes dozens of ideas. Some are in the talking...
  • Inherit the Windbags: Pushing Ideology into Classrooms-(IntelDesign disturbs Planned Parenthood!)

    06/30/2005 10:35:00 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 23 replies · 711+ views
    PLANNED PARENTHOOD.ORG ^ | JUNE 30, 2005 | Eric Plosky
    When it comes to the classroom, religious extremists have an ambitious agenda: to replace science with ideology at every opportunity. As if denying even that their own ideas can evolve, they've recently taken up their dusty arms against an old, familiar issue — the teaching of evolution in public schools. New Name, Same Agenda The supposed rival to the theory of evolution — creationism — now goes by the new name of "intelligent design." Just as with other phrases (like the Bush administration favorite, "culture of life"), the name change is merely the latest tactic in an ongoing strategy by...
  • Namby-Pamby Nation - (Michelle Malkin on devastating curricula in our ed system)

    06/28/2005 9:11:31 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 15 replies · 849+ views
    White House senior adviser Karl Rove caused a firestorm last week after observing that liberals favor "therapy and understanding" to fight terrorism in a post-Sept. 11 world. Rove spoke the truth. But he barely scratched the surface. The left-wing Kumbaya crowd is quietly grooming a generation of pushovers in the public schools. At a time of war, when young Americans should be educated about this nation's resilience and steely resolve, educators are indoctrinating students with saccharine-sticky lessons on "non-violent conflict resolution" and "promoting constructive dialogues." Peaceniks are covering our kids from head to toe in emotional bubble wrap. They are...
  • Judge rules sex-education curriculum violates First Amendment rights (Maryland)

    06/07/2005 7:04:41 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 44 replies · 2,040+ views ^ | June 6, 2005 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Judge rules sex-education curriculum violates First Amendment rights Phyllis Schlafly June 6, 2005 A federal judge in Montgomery County, Md., has issued a temporary restraining order to stop the teaching of a sex-education course because it violates the First Amendment. I can't remember any other case in the last 30 years in which a judge sided with parents against a curriculum adopted by a school board. This sex-education curriculum was scheduled to be taught in three high schools and three middle schools despite parental protests and petitions with 4,000 signatures. After the court decision, the board voted 7-1...
  • Gun Safety 101 Sparks Debate (in Arizona Schools)

    05/24/2005 10:42:04 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 75 replies · 1,752+ views
    FoxNews ^ | May 25, 2005 | FoxNews
    Arizona schools have added a fourth "R" to reading, writing and arithmetic — rifles. Students who choose to enroll in this new course learn the safe way to handle a gun and earn one credit — the equivalent to ceramics or photography electives. Critics are gunning the debate; they say handing teenagers loaded weapons equals trouble. “We learn life skills, like when we miss [a shot], not to get mad. You learn a lot of cooperation with your team members,” said student Kim Peters. And many parents argue they would rather their children learn how to handle a gun and...
  • Lawyer defends intelligent design - (new "Monkey Trial" coming?)

    05/23/2005 5:32:19 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 74 replies · 1,281+ views
    “The social implications of Darwinism have been disastrous,” said Richard Thompson, the president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. “Nazi Germany used Darwin to justify a master race based on the idea that it’s survival of the strongest.” Thompson’s perception that teaching evolution is socially destructive is just one of the reasons why he volunteered to defend the Dover Area School District’s school board and administration against a lawsuit brought against them last December, he said. Eleven parents sued the district, saying a statement issued by the district to ninth-grade biology students that...
  • Joseph in Pharoh's Court - Christian Prof says Tolerance One-Way Street on Campus (U.Colorado!)

    05/23/2005 5:20:36 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 696+ views
    While American universities may proclaim diversity as an exalted value, a recent study shows that the only freedom of thought that really exists on campus is "to believe the dominant political ideology. Other ideologies are marginalized." (Klien and Western. For full text of study, follow links below.) But Phil Mitchell doesn’t need a study to validate what he has experienced for over 20 years. "The truth is, universities are the most hostile, narrow-minded and intolerant environment in society," Mitchell said. Mitchell, 57, is a former history professor at the University of Colorado (CU) and a deeply committed Christian. He was...
  • Arrested father had point to make ---- Disputed school's lesson on diversity

    04/29/2005 1:33:52 PM PDT · by kingattax · 130 replies · 2,738+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | April 29, 2005 | Maria Cramer and Ralph Ranalli
    CONCORD -- For David Parker, the first alarm went off in January, when his 5-year-old son came home from his kindergarten class at Lexington's Joseph Estabrook School with a bag of books promoting diversity. Inside were books about foreign cultures and traditions, along with food recipes. There was also a copy of ''Who's In a Family?" by Robert Skutch, which depicts different kinds of families, including same-sex couples raising children. The book's contents concerned Parker and prompted him to begin a series of e-mail exchanges with school officials on the subject that culminated in a meeting Wednesday night with Estabrook's...
  • A U.N. curriculum in local schools?

    12/19/2004 10:41:46 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 822+ views
    OC Register ^ | 12/19/04 | Steve Greenhut
    If you have a serious discussion with almost any public school teacher, principal, superintendent or trustee, you are likely to hear about the importance of local control and of protecting school curricula from outsiders who want to promote their particular set of values. Yet a new curriculum gaining steam nationwide, known as the International Baccalaureate program, confirms what critics of public schools have long suspected: a) educators embrace local control only when it suits them; b) they are more than willing to promote particular values, provided they are politically correct values. IB is an international K-12 curriculum designed to promote...
  • WSJ -- America's C- : Why U.S. kids are falling behind in math and science.

    12/15/2004 5:22:25 AM PST · by OESY · 69 replies · 1,922+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 15, 2004 | Editorial
    ...As a new study on education standards world-wide shows, unlike in the U.S. and much of Europe, high school students in these countries actually learn something. In this country, the study's findings grabbed headlines for how poorly American students score.... Only a generation ago, U.S. high school students ranked No. 1. Today their performance has fallen below the OECD average -- except in reading, where Americans manage to eke out an "average."... Less publicized has been why U.S. scores are so low. The OECD researchers identified several key characteristics that most successful school systems share -- namely, decentralization, competition and...
  • Mathematics and Science Initiative

    12/15/2004 5:46:49 AM PST · by Republicanprofessor · 28 replies · 718+ views (Department of Education) ^ | none noted | William H. Schmidt, Michigan State University
    William H. Schmidt, Michigan State University Papers and Presentations, Mathematics and Science Initiative Today the President addresses a serious issue in American education—How well we as a nation do in educating our children in mathematics. Dr. Loveless has addressed this issue using data from our nation's report card—NAEP. I will address the same issue but from an international point of view. The data are clear. Recent results from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) show that US eighth and twelfth graders do not do well by international standards—ranking below average in both grades and, in fact, near the...

    12/11/2004 11:18:19 PM PST · by neggy · 59 replies · 5,579+ views
    12/12/04 | Neggy
    Please see the press release below. Anyone worried about political correctness, private property rights, declining standards on college campuses - there are some odious things happening right now at Colgate. Visit our new website for the details you won't hear on campus! Please help us try to reverse the tide of PC stupidity at Colgate. Students & Alumni for Colgate, Inc. P.O. Box 30 Hamilton, NY 13346 NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, December 9, 2004 INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine Burtt, sa4c executive director 303.722.9958 ALUMNI PROTEST COERCIVE PROPERTY TAKINGS AT COLGATE UNIVERSITY Colgate Demands Sale of Greek...
  • Now, the Theophobes - (Tony Snow's all time BEST!)

    12/09/2004 7:05:55 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 15 replies · 977+ views
    This approach would force students to study American history without consulting the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, every inaugural address, the bulk of writings by America's founders and much more. Taken to further extremes, it would deprive Stevens Creek students knowledge of the Roman Empire from Constantine on, the Crusades, the Reformation, the Enlightenment, most of the greatest artwork before the 20th Century, the oevre of English-language authors from Chaucer through Eliot (C.S. Lewis no doubt is strictly forbidden!), and the musings of great scientists who to this day puzzle over the existence of G-d. The result: a curriculum that...
  • Freedom and the American Campus: National Conference at North Carolina State University

    09/30/2004 11:24:13 AM PDT · by MikeEdwards · 1 replies · 255+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Sept 30, 2004 | John Plecnik
    Another great story in the Canada Free Press newspaper called Freedom and the American Campus: National Conference at North Carolina State University on Liberal bias in education. Here is the fifth paragraph from it to give you an idea of what it is about: David Horowitz, president of the Center for the Study of Popular Culture and chief editor of, will also be making an appearance. Horowitz gained wide recognition for lobbying state legislators to adopt his Academic Bill of Rights, a document designed to take the political bent out of university curriculum and prevent liberal indoctrination. Recently, Coloradoís...