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  • In Honor of the Class of 2020, Some Scalding Coffee

    05/16/2020 9:06:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/16/2020 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    In 2020 many memes pay homage to the high school and college seniors who were supposed to have a commencement and walk up in robes and square hats to receive diplomas. That is how civilized societies reward teenagers and young adults for wrapping up four years of general education. But the coronavirus changes everything, in the way money behaves in the Cyndi Lauper song “Money Changes Everything.” I wish I could be like the millions of people who can turn out a fulsome praise to make everyone feel warm and fuzzy. Instead, I’d like to pay honor to the class...
  • WHO: Give Info About 'Early Childhood Masturbation' to Kids Age 4 and Under

    05/12/2020 5:57:34 PM PDT · by kevcol · 21 replies
    CNSnews ^ | May 12, 2020 | Michael W. Chapman
    The World Health Organization (WHO), for which the Trump administration has halted U.S. funding pending a review, advises that in the sex education programs in Europe children age four and under be given information about "early childhood masturbation" and the "right to explore gender identities." In addition, for children ages four to six, the WHO recommends they be given information "about friendship and love towards people of the same sex" and "same-sex relationships," and be guided to develop "an open, non-judgmental attitude."
  • 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...
  • Fixing College Corruption

    04/15/2020 4:04:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Apri 15, 2020 | Walter E. Williams
    America's colleges are rife with corruption. The financial squeeze resulting from COVID-19 offers opportunities for a bit of remediation. Let's first examine what might be the root of academic corruption, suggested by the title of a recent study, "Academic Grievance Studies and the Corruption of Scholarship." The study was done by Areo, an opinion and analysis digital magazine. By the way, Areo is short for Areopagitica, a speech delivered by John Milton in defense of free speech. Authors Helen Pluckrose, James A. Lindsay and Peter Boghossian say that something has gone drastically wrong in academia, especially within certain fields within...
  • Social Distancing: A Perfect Opportunity for Parents to Find Out What Their Children Are Learning

    04/08/2020 11:27:34 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | April 08, 2020 | Jonathan Butcher
    Parents practicing “social distancing” in the coming weeks should use this period to get closer to their child’s school assignments. KEY TAKEAWAYS 1. Coronavirus is interrupting life in general and education specifically. 2. When parents know what is being taught, they can effectively advocate for meaningful change. 3. When parents send children back to brick-and-mortar schools, they should do so ready to raise questions, prepared with more information. Coronavirus is interrupting life in general and education specifically. As parents in the U.S. adjust to school closures and the potential for their K-12 child’s coursework to continue online, families should...
  • Social Distancing

    Would you live behind the wall? The democrat-socialist vision of Utopia? The end result from years of communal indoctrination? The Walls of governmental safety? Where would you want to live? It’s been almost a decade since we first asked the question. You might not have to make the choice, but progressive-socialists are ensuring your children or grandchildren are going to have to decide…. Where is the best hope for their dreams, inside the walls or outside? How will liberty and freedom be defined, and considering the direction, where will it be located in the future? Think about it….. Where would...
  • Why I fear the toxic legacy of teaching children at home: Leading educationalist ANTHONY SELDON has a stark warning about the unchartered waters of home-schooling (HaHa)

    04/02/2020 1:16:32 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/2/2020 | Anthony Seldon
    There are many drastic changes being made to our lives as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. But what few people appreciate is that Britain has embarked on one of the greatest educational and social experiments in our history. In any normal year, schools would reconvene in two weeks' time after the Easter holidays for the summer term. Not this year. Millions of children of school age, with the exception of those who are considered vulnerable or whose parents are in key jobs, will have to adjust to working from home for as long as six months. It is an...
  • Another Pandemic Known as Social Justice

    03/29/2020 4:47:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | March 29, 2020 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    The National Association of Scholars (NAS) has produced a report titled "Social Justice Education in America." Written by David Randall, it defines, describes, and delineates many of the destructive and deceptive ideas behind the innocent-sounding social justice programs that have mushroomed in American institutions of higher learning. According to this December 2019 report, "in the last twenty years, a generation of academics and administrators has transformed higher education into an engine of progressive political advocacy." Identity politics plays a major role in how social justice will be administered. Social justice activists work to increase the "state's coercive power" to decide...
  • Biden Promises to Double Federal Funding to Send ‘Child Development Specialists’ into American Homes

    03/13/2020 2:17:51 PM PDT · by kevcol · 82 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 13, 2020 | CNSNews.com Staff
    Former Vice President Joe Biden is promising as part of his “education” plan to send what he calls “child development specialists” into the homes of Americans who have young children. The program was initiated under Obamacare. “President Biden will double funding for home visiting so more families benefit from this program every year,”
  • Charlie Daniels: The Dumbing Up of America

    03/02/2020 9:18:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 2, 2020 | Charlie Daniels
    We have long heard the phrase “The dumbing down of America” to describe the effort of the Democratic Party to indoctrinate, under-educate, immigrate and acclimate, to influence the coming elections to favor the Democrat candidates. Usually, when we think about this process, we tend to imagine it to be the poorly educated, illegal aliens, the huddled masses who dwell generationally at the bottom of the prosperity chain, looking for someone to blame their plight on. And such a movement does exist in those echelons as the “progressive” wing of the Democratic Party strives to tilt the playing field by hook,...
  • New Jersey Public Schools To Teach LGBT Ideology In Every Subject

    02/27/2020 9:06:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 27, 2020 | John Hanna
    Garden State Equality claims its curriculum is for the good and safety of vulnerable children. Its teachings, however, result in the exact opposite. A little more than a year ago, the New Jersey Legislature passed, and Gov. Phil Murphy signed, a law mandating the teaching of LGBT subject matter in public school curriculum, beginning in 2020-21.In response to the law, the activist group Garden State Equality has prepared a curriculum, currently piloted in 12 New Jersey schools and planned to be employed statewide in the fall. This is consistent with Murphy’s vision. At Garden State Equality’s 2019 Ball, he said,...
  • It's a wonder more youth aren't supporting Sanders Exclusive: Erik Rush cites elements of influence that've changed since Cold War days

    02/27/2020 6:28:06 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 2/26/2020 | Eric Rush
    Over the last few years, my own children have reached the age where they would be quite welcome in the Sanders camp. They could support Bernie Sanders, attend Sanders rallies, cheer and pump their fists as they condemn "The Man" and delight over all of the free stuff they think they're going to get. What, you say? Fat chance that my offspring would wind up hardcore lefties after being raised by a black-belt right-wing nationalist such as myself? Well, that may not be quite fair, although I'll gladly accept the compliment. In truth, exposure to reality is never a guarantee...
  • Today’s Political Mob Has Consequences, Veteran Jurist Warns

    02/26/2020 5:27:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 25, 2020 | Fred Lucas
    Retired federal judge Janice Rogers Brown warned Tuesday about the perils of the mob that views politics as all important and ignores objective truth. President Donald Trump has had to contend with a fired-up “resistance” of political opposition that will not recognize his presidency as legitimate, Brown suggested. “Prior to the 2016 election, America had a cherished tradition of peacefully transferring power. No riots in the streets. No military coups. George Washington himself set the standard,” Brown said. “However, we now know elections have consequences only when the correct candidate is elected.” Brown, who served on the U.S. Court of...
  • Why Public Schools Are So Likely To Teach Leftist Propaganda

    02/26/2020 9:35:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 26, 2020 | Auguste Meyrat
    The leftist propaganda taught in schools is no accident. It is the logical conclusion of the prevalent educational philosophy that favors skills over content and engagement over rigor. School choice is finally having its moment in the national conversation, to the joy of those interested in school reform. While some states have adopted various school choice initiatives in small doses, most have not. This may change after President Donald Trump publicly brought up school choice in his recent State of the Union address, and Republican lawmakers have introduced a series of bills that would increase federal funding for vouchers.If school...
  • I went to school in Cuba under Castro. Here’s what it’s like, Bernie Sanders. [brainwashing, removal from parents' home at age 12, forced labor on farms, punishment for not idolizing Castro]

    02/26/2020 3:47:03 AM PST · by grundle · 25 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | February 25, 2020 | Fabiola Santiago
    The girl has never scored below a 96 on any test. She’s No. 1 on the honor roll — and the principal wants her to wear the state-mandated red scarf of the Communist youth organization, los pioneros, or she’s out. Her parents refuse. Her mother is called in for a conference. The women argue. The truce: The price for not wearing the pañoleta is being knocked down to second place for lack of revolutionary spirit. The top spot will go to a boy who is an eager and loyal pionerito (like decades later, a returned Elián González would be, too)....
  • Postcard from Pre-Totalitarian America

    02/20/2020 11:34:12 AM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 19 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | February 18, 2020 | Rod Dreher
    ...Folks, Americans are extremely naive about what’s coming. We just cannot imagine that people who burst into tears in the face of gentle mockery of their political beliefs can ever come to power. They are already in power, in the sense that they have mesmerized leaders of American institutions. I’m telling you, that 2015 showdown on Yale’s campus between Prof. Nicholas Christakis and the shrieking students was profoundly symbolic. Christakis used the techniques of discursive reason to try to establish contact with these young people. None of it mattered. They yelled and cursed and sobbed. The fact that he disagreed...
  • Spring 2020 Madness on America's College Campuses: The Marxist indoctrination heats up and parents are paying for it.

    02/20/2020 9:25:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 02/20/2020 | Jack Kerwick
    The first academic semester of 2020 has only recently gotten underway, and colleges and universities around the country seem to be competing with one another in a feverish race to prove which is most committed to advancing the prevailing leftist dogma of the day. The College Fix, a student-led campus watchdog publication, is an excellent resource for anyone interested in keeping apprised of the current scene in academia. It’s a particularly invaluable source for parents who are considering investing tens of thousands of dollars into their children’s “education.” Consider: At Dartmouth College, an institution that charges $75,000 a year in...
  • Opponents Go After ‘Draconian’ Bill Requiring Parental Notification Before Teaching LGBTQ Content in Schools

    02/18/2020 8:23:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 18, 2020 | Mary Margaret Olohan, Daily Caller News Foundation
    Opponents criticized an Iowa bill that would require schools to notify parents before teaching LGBTQ content to children. Lawmakers introduced the Republican-sponsored House File 2201 in January, a bill that would require schools to annually notify parents about any kind of material that discusses gender or sexual orientation. This would then give parents the opportunity to inspect such material and pull their children out of certain classes. The bill is one of 13 pieces of legislation introduced in the Iowa state Legislature that opponents are calling anti-LGBTQ, CNN reported Friday. Republican Iowa state Rep. Jeff Shipley says that the bill...
  • ‘Sesame Street’ Features Man Wearing Dress

    02/13/2020 3:07:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 13, 2020 | Tony Perkins and FRC senior writers
    In the transgender debate, even Bert and Ernie are puppets for the left. Incredibly, “Sesame Street,” the once-beloved kids’ show, is making the best case for defunding PBS yet: inviting drag queen Billy Porter on to teach kids the virtues of gender confusion. Wearing a “tuxedo dress,” Porter, the star of “Kinky Boots,” has already been tweeting about the appearance. “I was tickled to meet Elmo and the gang,” he posted. Parents, on the other hand, aren’t nearly so thrilled. More than 55,000 have signed a LifeSite petition calling on the network to drop the episode. "By contributing to this...
  • Far-left agitprop for pre-K tots: what NYC schools have come to

    01/28/2020 6:10:35 AM PST · by karpov · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 27, 2020 | Andrea Peyser
    What are they teaching in New York City preschools? At one taxpayer-funded Brooklyn nursery, it isn’t numbers, letters or nap time — but ­racism and victimhood, plus transgender and “queer’’ rights, with a heavy dose of political indoctrination in the mix. “I was kind of horrified,’’ the father of a preschooler told me. “They say they’re trying to reduce racism and discrimination. To me, they’re perpetuating it, fomenting a sense of victimhood that 4-year-olds would never consider on their own.’’ In an e-mail to parents and caregivers on Jan. 16, teacher Rosy Clark lays out lessons based on the Black...