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  • 5 Ways You Can Fight Back In The Cultural Civil War; Practical Ideas on how to oppose the radical agenda of the woke left

    07/02/2020 7:54:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/02/2020 | John Daniel Davidson
    Last week I wrote about how we’re in a cultural civil war and it’s time for conservatives—and really, anyone who’s not on board with the radical anti-American agenda of Black Lives Matter and the rest of the woke left—to fight back.But how? I was light on specifics, and subsequently heard from a number of readers who wanted to know what they could do, personally, to push back against the leftward lurch of the culture. Many said they feel powerless and overwhelmed, and with good reason.Silicon Valley, Hollywood, academia, the mainstream media, corporate America, and the entire Democratic Party (along...
  • School Choice: Trump v. Biden

    06/27/2020 9:45:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | June 27, 2020 | Chris Talgo
    On January 22, 2020, Joe Biden tweeted: “When we divert public funds to private schools, we undermine the entire public education system. We’ve got to prioritize investing in our public schools, so every kid in America gets a fair shot. That’s why I oppose vouchers.” On June 16, 2020, President Trump said, “We’re fighting for school choice, which really is the civil rights of all time in this country … Frankly, school choice is the civil rights statement of the year, of the decade, and probably beyond, because all children have to have access to quality education.” “A child’s ZIP...

    06/27/2020 6:01:31 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 13 replies
    June 27, 2020 | Ralph Mitchell
    We Catholics and Christians must vote to push Trump over the re-election finish line and to get rid of Pelosi and the Dem majority in the House. We have the votes and the ability to do this. We must do it, or our individual consciences and individual judgement before God will suffer. Think about it. The secular politicians get to push us around by stuffing failing, union-run schools and late term abortion down our throats, but these same politically-correct people tell us that we can’t step outside of our churches to defend Christ and the Culture. I don’t think this...
  • Yes, Senator, Parents Can Educate Their Own Kids

    06/24/2020 7:43:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 18, 2020 | Nicole Russell
    High school-educated, working-class parents aren’t capable of overseeing their own child’s education, a state lawmaker said last week. New Hampshire state Sen. Jeanne Dietsch, D-Peterborough, made the comment at a committee hearing last Tuesday while promoting a bill that would stop the state Board of Education from creating a new way of allocating high school graduation credits. “This idea of parental choice, that’s great if the parent is well-educated. There are some families that’s perfect for. But to make it available to everyone? No. I think you’re asking for a huge amount of trouble,” Dietsch said. Dietsch’s remarks represent a...
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence in a Roundtable Discussion on School Choice | Waukesha, WI

    06/23/2020 1:25:41 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 1 replies ^ | Jun 23, 2020 | Vice President Pence and others
    Waukesha STEM Academy-Saratoga Campus Waukesha, Wisconsin  10:57 A.M. CDTTHE VICE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much, Todd.  Thank you for the warm welcome.  Thank you for your great leadership as the Superintendent of the School District of Waukesha.  And I know we are just a few days away from your retirement after 36 years in education, so I wanted to invite everybody to join me in thanking you not just for hosting us today, but for a lifetime in education and the difference that you’ve made here in Wisconsin.  Thank you so much.  (Applause.)It really is an honor to...
  • We Are Making American Kids Pay For Coronavirus Shutdowns, And That’s Unfair

    04/17/2020 5:54:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 17, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    Our nation's leaders are demanding that American children pay for this crisis through debt-financed spending, while depriving them of the education they need to make that even remotely possible. One of the many significant but underappreciated effects of U.S. politicians’ response to coronavirus is their pre-emptive mass school shutdowns. It is likely these shutdowns will harm the next generation far beyond the trillions in government spending these children will someday be forced to pay off for previous generations.For one thing, the school shutdowns will cripple children’s economic future by depriving them of up to an entire year of learning. That’s...
  • Rapper Ice Cube, Who Benefited From School Choice, Denounces Trump, Who Supports It

    03/26/2020 6:23:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | March 16, 2020 | Larry Elder
    Rapper and actor O'Shea Jackson, commonly known as Ice Cube, supported President Donald Trump's impeachment and removal from office. Cube recently said he "can't wait to see" Trump in handcuffs. So, the black rapper, who became rich and famous by attacking the country's "racist" criminal justice system, now cheers on criminal justice -- at least when it comes to Trump. But when it comes to how blacks have fared under Trump, Cube's objection to him becomes hard to fathom. Precoronavirus, blacks, under Trump, saw record lows in unemployment. Trump restored funding for historically black colleges and universities. He wants to...
  • Black Americans Demand School Choice. Is Joe Biden Listening?

    03/14/2020 6:26:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | March 14, 2020 | Young Voices Contribitors
    Editor's note: This column was authored by Satya Marar.  After sweeping victories this week and on Super Tuesday, it’s becoming inevitable that Joe Biden will score the Democrat presidential nomination. And he’ll owe it in no small part to African American voters who’ve helped spearhead his campaign’s resurgence. He knows it, too. “There’s only one reason I’ve come back,” he told the congregation at New Hope Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississippi on Sunday. “The African American community all around the country.” But setbacks like his racially insensitive gaffes mean that this support can’t be taken for granted — especially if he’s to eventually...
  • 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...
  • Black Families Came to Chicago by the Thousands. Why Are They Leaving?

    02/18/2020 7:04:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    New York Times via Yahoo! News ^ | February 17, 2020 | by Julie Bosman, The New York Times
    ... The steady exodus of African Americans has caused alarm and grief in Chicago, the nation’s third largest city, where black people have shaped the history, culture and political life. The population of 2.7 million is still nearly split in thirds among whites, blacks and Latinos, but the balance is shifting. Chicago saw its population decline in 2018, the fourth year in a row. Since 2015, almost 50,000 black residents have left. They have been driven out of the city by segregation, gun violence, discriminatory policing, racial disparities in employment, the uneven quality of public schools and frustration at life...
  • N.J. Should Pay for Kids to Switch Schools over 'Harmful' Curriculum, Lawmaker Says

    02/16/2020 10:52:49 AM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 13 replies
    NJ.Com ^ | February 15, 2020 | Adam Clark
    A New Jersey lawmaker wants the state to pay to send students to private school if their parents are offended by what they are learning. And the plan is already being ripped as an attack on New Jersey’s requirement for an LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum. State Assemblyman Robert Auth, R-Bergen, proposed the school voucher bill this week, saying all parents should have the option to spare their children from “harmful” curriculum.
  • Mississippi Democrat introduces bill to force homeschoolers to use govt-approved courses

    02/16/2020 4:32:17 PM PST · by lowbridge · 63 replies ^ | February 14, 2020 | Martin M. Barillas
    A Mississippi Democrat introduced a bill in the state House that would force parents who homeschool their children to “provide the same curriculum” as government schools in Grades 9 through 12. While homeschool parents and non-public schools currently have considerable freedom to teach children under their care according to their values, Mississippi House Bill 188would mandate that the same courses on Mississippi History and American Government currently taught in public schools would also be required of homeschool families, as well as private and parochial schools. Introduced by state Rep. John Hines Sr. (D), the bill proposes: The Mississippi History course must provide students...
  • A Wake-up Call from Van Jones

    02/12/2020 8:59:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    American ^ | February 12, 2020 | Robin Dolgin
    CNN analyst Van Jones appears to recognize a political head-on collision before it happens. He’s now warning leftist viewers to wake up to the realities of what can occur with Trump’s next run for the White House in 2020, according to his appearance on a panel in the aftermath of the president’s SOTU speech. One of the most worrisome moments for Van Jones was the president’s pitch for improved education for African-Americans. “You may not like it,” Van Jones cautioned his fellow panelists, “but he mentioned HBCU’s (historically black colleges and universities), have been struggling for a long time, a...
  • These black voters are waking up and are fed up with Democrats' war on school choice!

    02/08/2020 12:20:54 PM PST · by WmShirerAdmirer · 13 replies
    Facebook ^ | February 7, 2020 | Star Parker's CURE
    Video of a good size rally where black voters are fed up with Democrats' war on school choice! They are very vocal and projecting their dissatisfaction to Elizabeth Warren, chanting very loudly "We want school choice!"
  • Education Choice Could Shift the Black Vote

    01/22/2020 4:04:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | January 22, 2020 | Star Parker
    Sometimes the timing of events is so auspicious that it is hard to attribute it to coincidence. The week of Jan. 26 is National School Choice week. First observed in 2011, for the 10th time, events will take place around the nation that are focused on raising awareness about parental choice in K-12 education and the options available to parents and children. A few days before National School Choice week, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, which will address the constitutionality of the so-called Blaine Amendments, arguably the greatest obstacle...
  • Supreme Court to Hear ‘Bridgegate’ and School Choice Cases

    01/14/2020 8:09:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 13, 2020 | Elizabeth Slattery and Abigail Klose
    The Supreme Court returned Monday for oral arguments after a lengthy holiday break. During the court’s January sitting, the justices will hear arguments in eight cases, including ones dealing with school choice and the “Bridgegate” scandal. The justices already have heard arguments in cases involving the Second Amendment, Obamacare, and whether federal law covers claims of discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. Later in the term, the court will take up cases involving the president’s ability to fire the head of an “independent” agency, regulation of abortion providers, and the dispute over a subpoena for President Donald Trump’s...
  • School choice advocates derail Warren rally in Atlanta

    11/23/2019 1:35:01 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    FNC ^ | 22/11/19
    Laura Ingraham commenting with civil rights guy Leo Terrell on the Left, and Charlie Kirk of Turning Point on the right. Another segment about Joe Biden getting heckled for refusing to stop all deportations.
  • Joy Reid Shuts Down Black Republican Who Dares Raise School Choice

    07/20/2019 1:01:38 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Check out Joy Reid in the screencap, raising her hand to stop and shut down a black Republican who had the audacity to decline her Trump-hating script. The Republican in question was Lenny McCallister, a GOP strategist, seen in the upper left-hand corner. Reid had put it to McCallister that since, supposedly, Trump's policies hurt the poor, the only thing he has to offer poor whites is racism. In a particularly obnoxious turn of phrase, Reid described Trump as offering his base "maximum whiteness." When McAllister tried to raise school choice as something Republicans can support and that would have...
  • North Carolina Governor Under Fire for Proposing Freezing School Voucher Program

    05/29/2019 5:16:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 24, 2019 | Joshua Nelson
    A billboard campaign in North Carolina is taking aim at Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper after his announcement proposing freezing and eventually ending a scholarship program that has benefited minority students—more than 30% of which are African-American, according to North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. The billboard says the governor is “failing when it comes to helping minority students” and encourages residents to call Cooper to reverse his decision. A group called the Job Creators Network launched the campaign on May 15 following Cooper’s recent budget proposal that included eventually eliminating the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarships Program, a state voucher system...
  • Bluegrass Institute calls for Lexington rep’s censure related to bigoted remarks

    03/07/2019 5:53:52 AM PST · by sasherm13 · 4 replies
    (FRANKFORT, Ky.) – Today, the Bluegrass Institute called on the Kentucky General Assembly to censure Rep. Kelly Flood, D-Lexington, for disparaging comments she made during Tuesday’s meeting of the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee, which were directed toward supporters of scholarship tax-credit legislation which would allow poor and learning-disabled youngsters to attend private and parochial schools. “Effectively, you are asking the state to become your next major donor to raise approximately $25 million to reimburse donors who have a crisis of faith in contributing currently for the past 20 years, specifically in this state to private institutions that are funding...