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  • Texas education board to keep Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller in curriculum

    11/14/2018 3:48:46 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/14/18 | Louis Casiano
    **SNIP** The board voted 12-2 to keep Clinton, with board members Geraldine "Tincy" Miller and Pat Hardy dissenting and one abstention. "I just do not respect the woman," Hardy said. "As far as I'm concerned, she's done a lot of detrimental things to our country." Miller agreed, saying “The Benghazi thing did it for me.” Republican board member Marty Rowley said he disagrees with Clinton's politics but noted she was an important figure. "I have to give credit where credit is due,” he said. “She is a significant political leader."
  • 9 Years Into Common Core, Test Scores Are Down, Indoctrination Up

    11/05/2018 9:48:08 AM PST · by fwdude · 38 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 5, 2018 | Joy Pullmann
    Common Core sucked all the energy, money, and motivation right out of desperately needed potential reforms to U.S. public schools for a decade, and for nothing. It’s been about nine years since the Obama administration lured states into adopting Common Core sight unseen, with promises it would improve student achievement. Like President Obama’s other big promises — “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” — this one’s been proven a scam. “If you set and enforce rigorous and challenging standards and assessments; if you put outstanding teachers at the front of the classroom; if you turn around...
  • Truth vs. Social Justice: Academic recognition shouldn’t hinge on a scholar’s moral character.

    11/02/2018 12:02:01 PM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 1, 2018 | Conor Friedersdorf
    What is the telos––the purpose, end, or goal––of the university? In a thought-provoking 2016 lecture, the social psychologist Jonathan Haidt argued that the answer ought to be “truth,” but that lately, more of America’s top universities are embracing social justice as a second or alternative telos. While acknowledging that those goals are not always at odds, he argued that “the conflict between truth and social justice is likely to become unmanageable,” and he urged academia to affirm the primacy of truth-seeking. A recent essay in The Chronicle of Higher Education recognizes the same conflict, but implies that it sometimes ought...
  • School Police Show Up At Door Of Transgender Policy Critic

    11/02/2018 7:40:56 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 31 replies
    A parent who sent an email critical of the Florida school superintendent who implemented a radical transgender policy that strips away parent rights, found officers from the school district’s brand new police force at his door the next day. This is a fairly shocking level of intimidation, and certainly at least some parents must have got the message: Shut up, sit down and let us handle your children. Or else we may come knocking. We wrote about this radical policy last week, but confess we did not see this tactic coming. The essentials are this: At the recommendation of the...
  • University cancels classes to confront racism on its campus

    11/02/2018 7:04:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    College Fix ^ | November 2, 2018 | Daniel Payne
    A Catholic university recently cancelled classes for the day in order to address the alleged problem of racism on its campus, with the school also bringing in a professor from California “who focuses on diversity and inclusion” in order to speak to the students this week. The University of St. Thomas, a Catholic school in St. Paul, Minnesota, gave students the day off of classwork as part of its plan to “[take] action after a racist message was recently written on a student’s door,” KSTP reports.
  • Florida Schools: Transgender Children’s Choice Must Be Hid From Parents

    10/24/2018 7:09:50 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 20 replies
    A Florida school superintendent in very conservative coastal Sarasota County is implementing a radically leftist transgender policy without public input or a vote of the School Board, a policy that among other things strips parents of their right to know what their child is doing in school and turns over a fundamental right of parenting to the government. At the recommendation of the Sarasota County School District’s LGBTQI Task Force, School Superintendent Todd Bowden is issuing “guidelines” today to govern how the district’s more than 50 public schools handle transgender and gender questioning students — starting as young as kindergarten....
  • CNN's Acosta calls for Trump to halt media attacks

    10/22/2018 4:55:28 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 59 replies
    CNN's Acosta calls for Trump to halt media attacks By Associated Press Published: 18:17 EDT, 22 October 2018 | Updated: 18:41 EDT, 22 October 2018 NEW YORK (AP) - CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta says President Donald Trump's attacks on the media must stop or there's a risk someone will get hurt. Acosta is one of the most visible members of the press corps covering Trump and a target for verbal abuse at the president's rallies. He said Monday that Trump has, in Acosta's words, "normalized and sanitized nastiness and cruelty" in an unprecedented way. The White House didn't...
  • Kellogg’s and GLAAD Launch Special Edition 'All Together' Cereal

    10/19/2018 4:04:40 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 39 replies
    GLAAD ^ | October 18, 2018 | GLAAD
    To support Spirit Day, the most visible anti-LGBTQ bullying campaign and united show of support for LGBTQ youth, Kellogg Company today launched a special edition 'All Together' cereal in collaboration with GLAAD supporting inclusion and to stand up against bullying. 'All Together' will be available today at Kellogg’s NYC café. Visitors will receive an 'All Together' special edition box and can make their own 'All Together' cereal by mixing a diverse combination of Kellogg’s cereals. The special edition 'All Together' box features beloved characters including Tony the Tiger, Toucan Sam, Snap, Crackle & Pop, Mini (from Frosted Mini Wheats), Sunny...
  • End Liberal Indoctrination In Education, Create TOTAL School Choice

    10/11/2018 7:31:30 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 18 replies
    The most important conservative policy today, the one that is most likely to make this country predominantly conservative over time, is total school choice: $13,000 per student per year school vouchers. Please let me explain. What are school vouchers? It costs about $13,000 per year for one student to attend a government-run school. With school vouchers, parents and students are allowed to take that $13,000 to another school, whether it is government-run or not. The money would follow the student. Of course, if parents and students wanted to spend their children’s $13,000 vouchers on an existing government-run school, they could....
  • B.C. dad says high school assignment suggests racism, misogyny are right-wing beliefs

    10/09/2018 3:57:51 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 11 replies
    Canadian Press ^ | 10/5/2018 | Staff
    VICTORIA — An assignment that asked students at a high school in British Columbia to identify the political leanings of racists and immigration opponents showed a bias against people with right-wing views, says a father whose son was given the worksheet. Matt deFouw said he took his concerns about the worksheet to the Kamloops-Thompson School District, which launched an investigation. B.C.’s Education Ministry said in a statement Thursday the worksheet is not part of the school curriculum and it will not be used again in the district. “Essentially, all the questions on only one piece of paper paint people, even...
  • Top Twelve Beliefs of the Modern left

    10/04/2018 11:04:20 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 26 replies
    In no particular order 1. A modern leftist believes that any man accused of sexual misconduct is guilty until proven innocent, unless they are a prominent democrat. 2. A modern leftist believes their views are so morally superior, that they have a right to use-- harassment, threats and violence-- on those with whom they disagree. 3. A modern leftist believes that political speech they don't like should be censored and often punished. 4. A modern leftist thinks that the primary purpose of the education system is to indoctrinate other people's children with leftist values. 5. A modern leftist believes they...
  • Why Putting Your Kids In Public Schools Is Now More Dangerous Than Ever

    09/26/2018 11:16:14 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 30 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 26, 2018 | Joy Pullmann
    Polls find the majority of U.S. parents don't want to put their kids in public schools, but most do anyway. A new book explains why they should stop, and here's a gameplan for achieving that. When I was a child, my parents listened to Dr. James Dobson’s “Focus on the Family” radio show. He regularly hosted education guests, including Raymond and Dorothy Moore, who helped launch the homeschooling revival in the 1980s due to concerns about public schools pressuring children too much, too soon. Those concerns persist, and have been compounded by many other mass education failures. At the time,...
  • Children's book tackles racism in age of Colin Kaepernick

    09/25/2018 6:23:22 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Jamestown Sun (North Dakota) ^ | Sep. 18, 2018 | John Lamb
    FARGO — Anastasia Higginbotham is a children's book author and illustrator, not an athlete, but to teach kids to stand up against racism, she's taking a knee next to Colin Kaepernick. The quarterback is pictured in her new book, "Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness," so when Higginbotham prepared for readings, she drew a cardboard cutout of the controversial star and a stadium backdrop.
  • What Would a Socialist America Look Like? (The free crap express)

    09/03/2018 5:17:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/03/18
    Just a decade ago, “socialism” was a dirty word in American politics. Debates over its merits were mostly limited to obscure blogs, niche magazines and political parties on the other side of the Atlantic. But more recently Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a handful of other politicians have breathed new life into the label, injecting a radical alternate vision for the U.S. economy into the mainstream political debate. Ahead of the midterms, politicians like Ocasio-Cortez, Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib, and Kansas’ James Thompson have proudly held up their endorsements from Democratic Socialists of America, the country’s largest socialist group, whose numbers...
  • Ocasio Cortez Is Telling Kids to Fight Trump

    09/03/2018 8:51:06 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    Heavy ^ | September 3, 2018 | Kate Prengel
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ✔ @Ocasio2018 US House candidate, NY-14 Out here in Corona, Queens with @JumaaneWilliams organizing the kids 💪🏽💜 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic candidate for Congress in New York, is telling kids they need to help “fight” against Trump. You can see the video, which Ocasio-Cortez posted to her website on Sunday night, here. The clip shows Ocasio Cortez with Jumaane Williams, a New York City council member who is running on Cynthia Nixon’s ticketa to be lieutenant governor of New York. Ocasio Cortez and Williams were in a park in Corona, Queens, talking to a group of kids. Ocasio...
  • Lesbian Texas teacher barred from her classroom to start new academic year

    08/10/2018 8:40:46 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 35 replies
    Chron.com ^ | 8/10/2018 | Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli
    Controversy is a part of art, and for Texas art teacher Stacey Bailey, that statement is all too true. In September 2017 Bailey was allegedly barred from her classroom at Charlotte Anderson Elementary School in Arlington, Texas after a parent complained she was pushing her "homosexual agenda" on her students. Bailey claims she had shown her students a photo of her and her wife's fish costumes from the Disney movie "Finding Nemo," which elicited the initial complaint from parents. When she taught her students about gay artist Jasper Johns, she said parents complained again, resulting in Bailey being placed on...
  • Freeform Millennial Drama: 'You Know It’s Crazy to Have a Gun,' Ownership 'Barbaric'

    07/18/2018 10:04:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 7/17/2018 | Karen Townsend
    The July 17 episode of Freeform’s The Bold Type exposed the unwillingness of anti-gun leftists to accept gun owners, even if one is their best friend. Budding writer Jane Sloan was traumatized at a very young age by the Columbine school shooting and she is horrified to learn that her roommate, Sutton, owns a shotgun. Jane (Katie Stevens) was a first grade student just five miles from Columbine High School and she says her teacher’s daughter was murdered in that mass shooting in which shotguns were used. Meanwhile, her roommate Sutton (Meghann Fahy) grew up in central Pennsylvania and was...
  • The High Cost of Catering to SJWs on Campus: Dwindling Enrollment and Finances

    07/15/2018 4:41:19 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 13, 2018 | Tom Ciccota
    Over the last few years, a select few schools around the country have shown the high cost of catering to the demands of partisan activist groups and mobs of social justice warriors. Schools like Evergreen State College, the University of Missouri and Oberlin College are all notorious for their tendency to pander to social justice activists — and now they are paying the price. Although college enrollment is slightly declining throughout the country, these institutions have seen massive declines over just the past few years.
  • Ocasio-Cortez wants to be president, mom says

    06/28/2018 9:28:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 27, 2018 | Georgett Roberts and Joe Tacopino
    nsurgent Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to take her budding political career all the way to The White House, her mother told The Post on Wednesday. “Her aspiration is to be the president,” Blanca Ocasio-Cortez, 55, said at the candidate’s childhood home in the Bronx. “She has been thinking about politics since she was a teenager. She would read historical and political books old and new. She would engage in political discussions passionately.”
  • Dangerous People Are Teaching Your Kids

    06/13/2018 8:35:51 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/13/18 | Jordan Peterson
    You may not realize it, but you are currently funding some dangerous people. They are indoctrinating young minds throughout the West with their resentment-ridden ideology. They have made it their life's mission to undermine Western civilization itself, which they regard as corrupt, oppressive and “patriarchal.” If you're a taxpayer—or paying for your kid's liberal arts degree—you're underwriting this gang of nihilists. You're supporting ideologues who claim that all truth is subjective; that all sex differences are socially constructed; and that Western imperialism is the sole source of all Third World problems. They are the post-modernists, pushing “progressive” activism at a...