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  • America's religion of anti-racism reaches peak absurdity

    11/03/2019 11:16:28 AM PST · by karpov · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 29, 2019 | Heather Mac Donald
    America’s religion of anti-racism has reached peak absurdity, with anti-racist gestures now themselves defined as discrimination. A recent controversy in Madison, Wisc., exemplifies the contradictions required to feed the narrative of America’s endemic bigotry. A black senior at West High School in Madison allegedly stole another student’s cell phone on October 9. The alleged thief then pushed an assistant principal who tried to intervene; she called for assistance. A black security guard, Marlon Anderson, tried to escort the student out of the building; the student let fly a race-based tirade, calling Anderson the N-word and a slew of racial epithets....
  • The Dangerous Lessons the Left Is Teaching Our Kids

    10/29/2019 1:36:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 29, 2019 | Dennis Prager
    Here are some of the messages the left has been giving America’s young people: —Your past is terrible, and your future is terrible. The American past is a story of genocide, slavery, racism, patriarchy, and colonialism. You should be ashamed of it. As regards your future, your very existence is in jeopardy. You may well die at a young age unless society completely shifts from fossil fuels to wind and solar power. In fact, your future is so bleak you should probably not consider getting married and having children. —If you are a girl, you should know that American society...
  • With Chicago Teachers on Picket Lines, Students Don't Miss A Meal

    10/25/2019 5:30:05 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 15 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 25, 2019 AD | John F Di Leo
    Ever since the dawn of the age of unions, it has been a given that, even if society allows the concept of strikes against private business, it is illogical to allow striking against the government. Government employers are special cases, with monopoly status, providing necessary services (at least in theory). Everyone knows you cannot allow employees of the military, the police, the fire stations, the schools, the gas and electric utilities, etc. to strike. Society simply is no longer civilized, after awhile without these building blocks of a safe and civil society. And even so, some states do foolishly, self-destructively,...
  • Christian Junior High Teacher Fired After Refusing to Approve Trans Student’s Art Project

    10/23/2019 5:17:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | October 21, 2019 | The Activist Mommy
    The time for sideline Christianity is over. A public school teacher in Chandler, Arizona is a prime example of the sort of treatment conservative, Bible-believing Christians should come to expect—and be prepared to fight. According to the East Valley Tribune, the Chandler Unified School District (CUSD) fired Annella Krom, an art teacher, for allegedly discriminating against a transgender student and bringing a box of Bibles to her classroom. The Tribune reports:
  • 6 Crazy School District Responses To Parents Mad About LGBT Indoctrination Of Preschoolers

    10/19/2019 5:52:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Octopber 18, 2019 | Joy Pullman
    An Illinois school district's leaders heard from upset parents after the children started talking about what they were learning about LGBT sex in school. They responded so badly, they should resign.Last week I wrote about a suburban Chicago school district’s Oct. 7-11 week of LGBT curriculum as an example of what the state legislature has required all Illinois public schools to teach starting next July. Although the Evanston/Skokie school district is in a very liberal area, not all parents were comfortable with their preschoolers being taught, among other things, that polyamorous families are equivalent to families of sexually faithful married...
  • To Take Back America, We Need To Take Back The Schools

    10/14/2019 6:54:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 89 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 08/31/19 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    "The fact that socialists are openly running for public office in America — that socialists actually hold public office in Congress — should serve as enough wakeup call that the nation’s moral and political compasses are skewed, in dire need of correcting."
  • Mom solves daughter’s mystery illness: School nurse secretly inserted birth control implant

    10/03/2019 5:41:16 PM PDT · by Coleus · 77 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 10.03.19 | Doug Mainwaring
    BALTIMORE, Maryland, October 3, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — A mother is furious after discovering that her 16-year-old daughter’s headaches and soreness were caused by a birth control implant inserted by a school nurse without her consent. Nicole Lambert was shocked to learn from her daughter’s pediatrician that the pain her daughter was experiencing had been caused by a tiny tube containing the contraceptive  “Nexplanon,” which had been improperly inserted in her daughter’s upper arm.Not only did the doctor recommend that the tube be removed to alleviate the child’s discomfort, but he further warned that the contraceptive could cause far worse side-effects, such...
  • The Truth about Teacher Pay

    10/03/2019 11:21:55 AM PDT · by karpov · 31 replies
    National Affairs ^ | Fall 2019 | Andrew G. Biggs & Jason Richwine
    One of the most common beliefs about American education is that teaching is an "underpaid" profession. Think tanks purport to calculate the "teacher pay gap." The media run stories about teachers taking second and third jobs to pay the bills. Politicians call for across-the-board raises. They all see raising teacher pay as a matter of simple fairness, as well as a way to attract better teachers and improve educational outcomes. They are all misguided. The highly publicized "pay gap" that dominates news headlines is the product of a simplistic methodology that, when universally applied, suggests that nurses, firefighters, and other...
  • Woke Math In Seattle

    10/01/2019 8:18:49 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 16 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 9/30/2019 | Rod Dreher
    In the future, historians will look back upon the suicide of our civilization and will see this poison for what it is. In Seattle, the city’s public schools have decided that everything, even mathematics, has to be seen through the lens of oppression and racism. Below are actual screenshots from the guidelines for math education there: Read the whole thing here. The young people who are going to learn real math are those whose parents can afford to put them in private schools. The public school kids of all races are going to get dumber and dumber … and this...
  • American History: LGBTQ Edition

    10/01/2019 5:36:23 AM PDT · by karpov · 14 replies
    American Spectator ^ | October 1, 2019 | Nicole Russell
    A new Illinois law requires Illinois schools to teach kids of all ages about the contributions of the LGBTQ community, the Chicago Tribune reported last month. Illinois Gov. J. B. Pritzker signed the Inclusive Curriculum Law August 9; it mandates that public schools teach students as early as possible about contributions lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have made to U.S. state and national history. The details about why it passed and who passed it demonstrate just how much the LGBTQ lobby is targeting children to focus on a specific ideology, excluding others — with taxpayer dollars. While the bill...
  • Stop scaring the children with Predictions of Climate Doom

    09/30/2019 8:48:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 09/30/2019 | Stephen Moore
    A friend of mine’s third-grade daughter came home from school a few weeks ago with tears streaming down her cheeks. “My teacher say we only have 10 years before the oceans rise, and we are under water,” she moaned. “Are we all going to die?” That’s a heavy burden to place on the shoulders of a 9-year-old. Gloomy stories of the coming apocolypse have become commonplace in schools, textbooks, churches, movies and even children’s bedtime stories. The Wicked Witch of the West and Darth Vader have been replaced by the oil companies and auto company CEOs. This over-the-top campaign of...
  • Competition is Healthy For Public Schools

    09/19/2019 5:14:29 AM PDT · by The Houston Courant · 6 replies
    The Houston Courant ^ | September 19, 2019 | A. Griesinger
    Texas lawmakers added more than $6.5 billion new dollars to public education, allocating more total state funding to education than ever before. There’s a lot of interest in where all the money is going. The biggest recipients of education funding are public school districts, which receive financing from both state coffers and locally-collected taxes. But charter schools, public schools that are funded entirely by the state, will benefit, as well. Charter schools are given more autonomy in exchange for academic and innovative results. Because charter schools are another school option for many students, they help provide a crucial impact on...
  • If you think you know what is going on in your child's school...think again. (Vanity)

    09/10/2019 12:26:59 PM PDT · by ma_che62 · 6 replies
    Most parents have no idea what is going on their children's schools, especially public schools. Welcome to the California public schools. What follows are five short videos (3-4 mins.) that explain what they are up to. The presenter is a California public school teacher. Oh, and if you live in a different state and think it's any different there, think again. Human Rights Campaign/ Inclusive Lessons - #1 of Series California Educational Laws - #2 of Series California Health Framework 2019 #3 of Series California Curriculum Samples - #4 of Series California Parent Rights - #5...
  • Here Are the Crazy Things the New Hxrstory Teaches Your Children

    09/07/2019 9:16:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Return to Order ^ | September 2019 | Edwin Benson
    Students who are searching for objective truth should shy away from any course with the word “Studies” in its title. Centered on opinion, persuasion, and propaganda, these courses seldom include rigorous evaluation of provable facts. According to the Hoover Institution, California’s educationists1 have been handed a defeat in their attempt to impose a wildly liberalEthnic Studies curriculum on their students. When the curriculum was circulated for public comment, its authors probably thought that it would be largely ignored. Full of educational jargon, curriculum documents are not easy to read, and seldom attract much notice. This time, an avalanche of public...
  • Bill De Blasio: Merit Is Racist, So We Won’t Allow It In NYC Public Schools

    08/29/2019 7:15:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/29/2019 | By Sumantra Maitra
    Bill De Blasio: Merit Is Racist, So We Won’t Allow It In NYC Public Schools Merit is now racist, as far as Bill de Blasio’s School Diversity Advisory Group is concerned. His new plans are just the next step in active discrimination against hardworking students, for the sake of equal outcomes. Merit is now considered racist, as New York City Mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Bill de Blasio’s new education advisory committee suggests. A panel de Blasio appointed recently recommended ending selective merit-based programs in city public schools, even when no evidence supports the accusation of racial discrimination simply because...
  • The Myth of Underfunded US Schools

    08/22/2019 7:48:13 AM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 33 replies
    The American public once again views “inadequate funding” as the top problem facing public schools, according to the annual PDK Poll. But the public will soon know exactly how much every public school actually spends, thanks to new federal reporting requirements. This leap forward in school finance transparency may forever change how Americans think about public education. The PDK poll has provided a barometer of public perceptions of public schooling since 1969. The latest survey confirms the public still believes schools have too little money. This view is shared across socioeconomic communities: “[A]among the best-off Americans, those in $100,000-plus households,...
  • The Urgent Need for Anti-Racist Education

    08/17/2019 7:02:06 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 34 replies
    Education Week ^ | August 14, 2019 | Christina Torres
    Many of the recent shootings—including in El Paso, Texas; Pittsburgh; potentially Gilroy, Calif.—are linked to white supremacist hatred. And hate crimes have been on the rise nationwide for three consecutive years, according to FBI data released last year. This growing hatred seeps into our classrooms. Like many teachers, I read these stories and statistics and wonder: What can I do to help my students feel safe and ensure that the next generation no longer operates from a place of hatred and fear? ...More than just making our students aware of racism, we can do anti-racist work. It’s easy to decry...
  • Worse Than Ever: Government Schools After 35 Years

    08/15/2019 8:42:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 15, 2019 | Lawrence M. Ludlow
    politicized atmosphere of today’s factory-style government-monopoly schools. ... many students did not understand English grammar ... Poor preparation, however, was only the tip of the iceberg. Students did not bring books to class, relentlessly complained about homework, and expected high grades regardless of proficiency. ... A department head had been demoted for teaching at a pre-college level and refusing to lower his standards. Senior teachers were dropping out in disgust. ... the school embraced grade inflation ... administrators tacitly urge teachers to lower standards, despite proclaiming the opposite in public. Like the Dodo in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland:...
  • Dad horrified as public school convinces daughter she’s a ‘boy’…and he can’t stop it

    08/13/2019 6:50:48 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 63 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | August 13, 2019 | Jonathan Van Maren
    August 13, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Over the past several years of writing on the subject of the transgender phenomenon, I’ve received many phone calls and emails from despairing parents. The details are always different, but the stories are always very much the same: Their child, often struggling with body image issues, autism, or mental illness, was persuaded by peers and the public school establishment that he or she—usually she—was transgender. Other possibilities are almost always rejected, and often the parents face threats from the school authorities or social services for not being “affirming” enough of their child’s desire to switch...
  • The Empire State's New Clothes

    07/09/2019 8:57:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | July 9, 2019 | Tony Perkins and FRC senior writers
    In New York City public schools, students can choose their classes, their sports, and their genders! Starting this fall, Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza is making the Big Apple an even bigger news story by radically changing the city's policy on registered names, dress codes, bathrooms, locker rooms, and athletics. He says this is his way of celebrating Pride month. But "proud" is the last word most parents would use to describe the news. In this new Wild West of gender identity, Carranza is giving the green light to everything from unofficial name changes to unisex school uniforms. "Schools are safe...