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Jul 23 08:32

Report: ‘Outsized Number of Elementary Teacher Candidates’ Failing Licensure Tests in Primary Content Areas

A landmark report published by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) revealed an “outsized” number of elementary teacher candidates are failing state licensure tests, particularly in the primary subject areas of English, math, science, and social studies.

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But I am sure they did very well in Critical Race Theory, human-caused global warming, and Drag Queen Story Hour!

Jul 23 05:23

Welcome to 'Tamalewood!' Major studios, including Netflix and NBCUniversal, are fleeing California in favor of New Mexico to take advantage of 35% tax incentive

Hollywood is fleeing California in favor of New Mexico, enticed by the state's 35 per cent tax breaks and looser COVID-19 restrictions.

The tax incentive this year has already brought $623 million into the Land of Enchantment- or Tamalewood as the locals have nicknamed it.

Netflix and NBCUniversal both built production studios in New Mexico this year after signing deals a few years back. Netflix penned a $2billion deal to produce content in the state over the next decade while NBCUniversal committed to a $500 million deal.

Netflix's desert plateau southeast of Mesa Del Sol containing 10 new sound stages and training facilities is now the company's main North American location and one of the largest film production complexes in the country.

Jul 22 12:56

Cleveland State University Squeezes in Vaccine Mandate Before New State Law Takes Effect

By Leana Dippie

Cleveland State University is requiring students living on campus to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, an order that appears to contradict Governor Mike DeWine’s signing House Bill 244 on July 14, which prohibits that type of mandate.

Though the new law prohibits Ohio’s public universities from mandating student COVID-19 vaccinations prior to the Food and Drug Administration’s full approval of the vaccine, it does not go into effect until October 12...

Jul 22 10:06

Candace Owens: The Biden administration got caught red-handed

Jul 22 09:49

Segregation returns to America as universities threaten, harass, intimidate unvaxxed students

Millions of students across the United States are waking up to the reality that getting a college education now requires them to submit to a new medical treatment that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration considers experimental.

Some are halfway or more into their degree programs, with tens of thousands of dollars in student-loan debt amassed, only to now find out they cannot finish their degrees unless they submit to an all-new “vaccine” using mRNA gene therapy that has already caused thousands of serious adverse reactions in young people.

Some classes can be taken online but not those requiring lab work or hands-on training, meaning if you don’t get the required injection, you don’t graduate.

Jul 22 09:36

Board Meeting Parent Speaks Out Against Critical Race Theory: “Hateful, Divisive Material”

Jul 22 07:10

Lost Einsteins Or Lost Edisons?

In the international competition to produce a work force equipped to cope with accelerating rates of technological innovation, the United States is leaving hundreds of thousands of highly capable people by the wayside, perhaps even millions.

“Current talent search procedures focus on the assessment of mathematical and verbal ability,” wrote David Lubinski of Vanderbilt and Harrison J. Kell, a senior researcher at the Educational Testing Service, in “Spatial Ability: A Neglected Talent in Educational and Occupational Settings.” Lubinski and Kell stress the failure of many of such searches to test for the cognitive skill known as spatial ability.

Lubinski of Vanderbilt and Harrison J. Kell, a senior researcher at the Educational Testing Service, in “Spatial Ability: A Neglected Talent in Educational and Occupational Settings.” Lubinski and Kell stress the failure of many of such searches to test for the cognitive skill known as spatial ability.

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Jul 22 07:02

Challenging our public school district’s obedience of county ‘health’ ‘orders’: District’s FINAL ANSWER: Obey ‘orders’ because they’re ordered, ‘health orders’ are whatever we say they are, questioning our ‘orders’ is harassment risking discipline

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Jul 22 04:58

Biden Regime Promotes 'Racial Justice' Guide Pushing Students And Teachers to 'Disrupt Whiteness'

If you want schools to be reopened you have to commit to "disrupting whiteness" and giving "antiracist therapy" to "White educators," so says the Biden regime's Department of Education.

Jul 21 15:05

The New Segregationists of the Left

How infuriating it must be for parents to raise a child for eighteen years by teaching him or her to be colorblind, and then to have some of the dumbest people in the country, employed by universities, attempting to turn them into ignorant and hateful bigots like themselves.    And charging the parents $50,000/year or more for the effort.

Jul 21 08:04

Kenny Xu on ‘An Inconvenient Minority’ and How the Push for Equity Is Dumbing Down America

“They claim to be attacking white supremacy, but really, they’re attacking meritocracy,” says Kenny Xu, author of “An Inconvenient Minority: The Attack on Asian American Excellence and the Fight for Meritocracy.”

Asian Americans are penalized for working hard and held to much higher standards than their non-Asian peers in the admission processes for America’s elite universities, Xu argues.

Now, the push for “diversity, equity, and inclusion” is expanding beyond universities to virtually every aspect of American life. Schools are abolishing programs for gifted and talented students and lowering standards to get failing students to pass. And there are growing attacks on race-blind admissions systems.

“For the sake of equity, we are dumbing down the best and brightest of our next generation,” he says.

Jul 21 08:04

STUDENT WITH GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME, 18, IS DENIED ADMISSION TO BYU-HAWAII AND LOSES $200K SCHOLARSHIP FOR REFUSING TO GET COVID VACCINE AFTER DOCTORS SAID IT COULD WORSEN HER CONDITION

An incoming college freshman was denied admission to her dream school and lost $200,000 in scholarships because she would not get vaccinated against coronavirus due to a pre-existing medical condition.

Olivia Sandor, 18, said Brigham Young University–Hawaii (BYUH) denied her fall admission due to state and college vaccination requirements, despite the fact that they had already awarded her scholarship money.

Sandor, who suffers from Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), shared her story on Sean Hannity's Fox News program on Monday night and explained how she'd requested an exemption from the school's vaccination requirement after her team of medical providers advised against her getting the COVID-19 shot.

But the university denied her request for exemption - and told her to re-enroll after getting vaccinated.

Jul 21 08:02

Montana Attorney General Provides Legal Basis for Rejecting Critical Race Theory: Activists

Putting the fight against critical race theory –which holds that white people are inherently racist— on a firmer footing by emphasizing that teaching it in public schools violates the Constitution and civil rights laws is an excellent tactic, supporters of traditional patriotic education told The Epoch Times.

Their comments came after Austin Knudsen, Republican attorney general of Montana, wrote a legal opinion about whether Marxist-invented critical race theory (CRT) violated the U.S. and Montana constitutions as well as various federal civil rights laws. He was responding to an inquiry by Elsie Arntzen, Montana’s superintendent of public instruction, also a Republican.

Jul 21 06:16

Virginia PTA Leader Ousted After Being Caught Wishing Death On Anti-Critical Race Theory Parents

A Virginia Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) official has resigned after she was seen on video at a protest making incendiary remarks about parents who oppose critical race theory.

In a statement released over the weekend, the PTA said that its “executive committee requested and received the resignation of Michelle Leete, who served as Vice President of Training.”

“The actions & rhetoric of Ms. Leete & all of the like-minded partisan supporters of the SB are deeply disappointing. It evinces a deep lack of concern for children & parents, particularly where the wellbeing of children & families clash with political considerations,” a Twitter post from the organization reads.

Leete was recorded at a counter-protest criticizing those who oppose critical race theory (CRT), an offshoot of the European Marxist school of critical theory, being taught inside classrooms.

“Let them die,” Leete said, apparently referring to CRT’s opponents during the demonstration.

Jul 20 14:24

Ed-Exit’ To Protect Your Kids from Critical Race Theory

Public outrage over teaching children that the only way to overcome racism is to sacrifice liberty helped build efforts to pass laws banning the teaching of Critical Race Theory. Some of these efforts are accompanied by advancing mandates that schools promote a “positive” or “patriotic” view of America. This can replace one form of indoctrination with another. -- A “patriotic” curriculum could teach children that the change from a constitutional republic to a welfare-warfare state was a victory for liberty. It could also teach that the American government is morally justified in, and capable of, managing the economy at home and spreading democracy abroad. It could teach children lies like capitalism caused the Great Depression.

Jul 19 07:22

California Board of Education Puts Pause on Proposed Calculus-Free Math Curriculum

In early May, we reported that the California Board of Education was proposing to eliminate calculus and revise its mathematics curriculum to make it more…equitable.

Subsequently, there was a backlash tsunami from the state’s parents, whose children will eventually have to compete for colleges and jobs in the real world.

Now the board is pausing its implementation.

Jul 19 06:15

Court rules against university that targeted Christian group, saying they were 'hard-pressed' to find a more blatant example of 'discrimination'

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled against the University of Iowa calling its decision to deregister a Christian student group as one of the most obvious examples of discrimination that it has ever seen.

In a ruling issued on Friday, the court unanimously sided with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, a national faith-based group that organizes local chapters at colleges and universities around the country, putting on Bible studies and worship gatherings.

In 2018, the University of Iowa decided to deregister InterVarsity — along with other student religious groups on campus — over its commonsense practice of requiring leaders to agree with its statement of faith.

In targeting religious groups, the university cited its Human Rights Policy, which mandates that student groups not differentiate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and a range of other categories — religion included.

Jul 16 11:06

Denver School Hires Man Accused Of MOLESTING 62 CHILDREN Because He’s A BLM Leader

This is incredibly sick. Fearing the reaction from Black Lives Matter, a Colorado school has rehired a black man accused of sexual crimes against dozens of children.

A local Denver school has rehired Black Lives Matter leader Tay Anderson, who is currently under investigation for sex abuse, rape, and harassment of several persons, including 62 children.

Jul 16 07:05

American R.Evolution

In this film Dr. David Martin gives an education in the history of the United States where we went wrong and what are the mechanisms of that deviation of the grand experiment.

Jul 15 07:28

Baltimore City Schools: 41% of high school students earn below 1.0 GPA

Baltimore City Schools has reached an alarming low in student performance. Project Baltimore has learned, during the first three quarters of this year, nearly half of high school students in City Schools earned a grade point average below a D.

When Jovani Patterson ran for Baltimore City Council President last year, he ran on a platform that included accountability in education.

“They take. They take. They take. Yet, despite the amount of money they get. We don’t see much change. Our schools outspend 97% of other major school districts,” Patterson said during a 2020 campaign ad.

Jul 15 06:50

Ann Coulter: Critical Race Theory Is a Complex—Oh, Who Are We Kidding?

One of the unintended consequences of teachers using COVID to refuse to do their jobs in 2020 is that their students suddenly had to take classes remotely—within earshot of Dad. A mother at a fancy New York City private school told me that the wokeness curriculum was nothing new, but mothers never made a fuss about it. Then the fathers overheard their kids’ remote classes—and all hell broke loose.

Now that the teachers’ anti-white agenda has been exposed (thank you, fathers of America!), the left is spinning a series of increasingly hilarious defenses of “critical race theory,” which is just a more boring version of the left’s usual hatred of Western civilization.

Their current position is that they simply can’t discuss CRT with you because it’s too complex and can only be understood by high-level graduate students after years of study.

Jul 15 06:16

Supporters of a Black History Course in Missouri’s Francis Howell School District Tell One Story in Public and Another in Private

Supporters of proposed Black History in Missouri School District course caught sanitizing their sales pitch in public but telling a different story in private.

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Jul 14 11:58

You Don’t Have to Send Your Kid Back to Public School This Fall—Here Are Your Options

By Kerry McDonald

This year’s back-to-school season is as uncertain and unsettling as the last. With schools in some parts of the country set to open early next month, the CDC just announced its virus control recommendations which include required masking for unvaccinated students and staff, continued social distancing, and frequent virus testing...

School coronavirus policies, along with ongoing battles over K-12 curriculum, are leading more parents than ever to consider new learning models for their kids.

Fortunately, they have options...

Jul 14 10:07

Group Plans to File Lawsuit against University System of Maryland over Vaccine Mandate

By Mckenna Dallmeyer

The University System of Maryland announced it will require all students and faculty to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

A coalition is filing a lawsuit against the mandate, alleging it is a step towards the loss of ‘freedom of choice regarding medical intervention.’

The chancellor of the University System of Maryland issued a COVID vaccination mandate for all students and employees. Now, a coalition of Marylanders are trying to take legal action against the change...

Jul 14 06:58

Harvard Jewish Establishment Denies Cornel West's Tenure and Compel Him to Resign Over His Criticism of Israel

Cornel West, an early advocate of Critical Race Theory which alleges that all institutions are haunted by the ghost of white supremacy, has now learned who really controls Harvard.

Earlier this week, the academic pop icon published his resignation letter from his position at Harvard University Divinity School, citing persecution and censorship by administrators over his outspoken criticism of the state of Israel.

Harvard’s president and provost are Lawrence Becow and Alan Gerber, both Jewish. The men ignored West’s status as one of the most famous black intellectuals in America and rejected his application for tenure last spring due to his work promoting the Palestinian cause on campus. According to inside knowledge divulged by West, he is the third academic to be denied tenure at the school for criticizing Israel.

Jul 13 15:32

Professor Cornel West dramatically resigns from Harvard after being denied tenure and says the 'shadow of Jim Crow' in the form of 'superficial diversity' persists at the Ivy League school

The famous public intellectual Cornel West has dramatically quit his job at Harvard University following a tenure dispute, accusing the esteemed school of 'spiritual rot' and 'superficial diversity.'

In a resignation letter he shared publicly on Monday night, 68-year-old West slammed Harvard's administration and revealed a litany of personal and professional complaints.

'How sad it is to see our beloved Harvard Divinity School in such decline and decay,' he wrote in the letter. 'The disarray of a scattered curriculum, the disenchantment of talented yet deferential faculty, and the disorientation of precious students loom large.'

Jul 13 09:38

White House Backs Teachers Unions, CRT Curricula

The Biden administration signaled its support for the teaching of “anti-racism” curriculum in public schools Friday, wading into an ongoing culture war over critical race theory playing out on cable news and in school board meetings across the nation.

Asked about a recent decision by the National Education Association to throw its weight behind controversial progressive teachings about race, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told RealClearPolitics that President Biden believes “kids should learn about our history” including the view that "there is systemic racism that is still impacting society today."

Psaki continued that the president and the First Lady, who is also a life-long educator, believe that “there are many dark moments, and there is not just slavery and racism in our history.”

Jul 13 09:05

Oklahoma education board BANS Critical Race Theory from schools and threatens to revoke licenses of teachers who promote it

Public school teachers in Oklahoma could have their teaching licenses suspended for teaching certain concepts about race and racism under new rules approved Monday by the State Board of Education.

With just one opposing vote, the board approved emergency rules to comply with a bill approved by the Republican-led legislature this year that purports to ban so-called 'Critical Race Theory.'

The new law prohibits public school teachers of grades K-12 from teaching eight different concepts about race, including that an individual, by virtue of his or race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously.

Jul 13 06:16

Cornell West cites 'anti-Palestinian prejudice' in resignation letter to Harvard

In his blistering resignation letter to Harvard University, Dr Cornell West, one of America's leading public intellectuals, cited the administration's "anti-Palestinian prejudice" as one of the main reasons for departing after four years of teaching. West is expected to return to Union Theological Seminary, where he first taught 44 years ago.

West shared a copy of his letter on Twitter yesterday explaining the reasons for his resignation. The 67-year-old philosopher, political activist, and social critic has been involved in a drawn-out public dispute with Harvard Divinity School over his tenure since early this year.

Considered an intellectual giant by many, West's fallout triggered speculation over why such a prominent figure would be denied tenure. It was thought that his vocal support for the Palestinians and his harsh criticism of Israel played a major role in blocking his path to tenure.

Jul 12 20:34

Challenging our public school district’s obedience of county ‘health’ ‘orders’: I begin conversations with attorneys, district refuses to document accusations of my unprofessionalism for 10 weeks now, teachers’ union agrees to ‘most restrictive orders’

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Jul 12 11:19

The Fightback Against Critical Race Theory

Across the US, parents are protesting against the implementation of new school lessons informed by critical race theory (CRT). Videos of parents passionately speaking up in opposition at school-board meetings have gone viral. At a recent meeting, the school board in Loudoun County, Virginia, heard a range of criticisms. ‘You’re teaching children to hate others because of their skin colour’, said retired senator Dick Black. Xi Van Fleet, a woman who survived the Cultural Revolution in Mao’s China, said the CRT lessons, with their emphasis on personal guilt, reminded her of those dark days. Students are being taught ‘to loathe our country and our history’, she said. The board quickly ended the meeting and called the police to arrest the protesters.

Jul 09 08:30

US public schools are poised to teach students the new 3Rs – ‘racism, racism, racism’ – as Critical Race Theory invades classrooms

Public opinion in America is decidedly opposed to critical race theory. Yet the nation’s largest teachers union is advancing the ideology, threatening to turn schools into hotbeds of activism, as opposed to centers of learning.

Riding on a wave of the “fiery but mostly peaceful protests” that accompanied the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer, students in the US public school system are about to receive a noxious dose of what critics call “state-sanctioned racism” mixed into their regular curriculum.

Jul 08 13:56

Free Speech Victory: Supreme Court Limits School Attempts To Regulate Off-Campus Speech & Usurp Parents’ Rights To Discipline Children

In a victory for parents’ rights and students’ free speech rights, the U.S. Supreme Court has restricted the authority of public schools to punish students for speech engaged in off-campus.

Jul 08 13:55

Union Approves Teaching White Kids To Feel Ashamed For Being White

The fight over critical race theory in U.S. schools meets a new challenge as the biggest teachers union, one that is filled with avowed 'Democratic Socialists' have embraced progressives' racially focused curriculum.

Throughout its annual assembly late last week, the National Education Association voted to maintain teaching critical race theory in K-12 schools, according to the Washington Examiner.

The NEA's approved "new business item" established a task force for promoting a curriculum focusing more profoundly on race.

Jul 08 07:48

Illinois' Education Spending Soars While Outcomes Flatlined, New Census Data Shows

A Wirepoints analysis of new U.S. Census education finance data for 2019 dispels the constant claims by lawmakers and education officials that Illinois needs billions in additional Pre-K to 12 funding. At $16,227 per student, Illinois spent more in 2019 than every state in the entire Midwest, a position Illinois has held since 2010.

More importantly, Wirepoints found Illinois’ per student spending grew 70 percent between 2007 and 2019, the most in the nation. That’s nearly two times more than the national average over the same period.

All that additional funding hasn’t translated into better outcomes for Illinois students. Wirepoints analyzed National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) data and found that Illinois test scores have basically flatlined since 2007.

Jul 08 07:39

'The Five' accuse teachers union boss of 'intimidation' over critical race theory

Jul 08 07:37

Teachers opposed to CRT are being muzzled at Ohio private school by the principal who keeps them on one year contracts, say mothers whose children were expelled after they launched 'anti-woke' campaign

Teachers who oppose critical race theory are muzzled by their principal at an Ohio private school, according to two moms whose children were expelled after launching a campaign against 'woke' curriculum.

Andrea Gross and Amy Gonzalez made the claim on Fox & Friends First on Wednesday after Columbus Academy sent them a letter informing them that their children will not be reenrolled at the school, where tuition fees cost up to $30,000 a year.

The school said Gross and Gonzalez leveled 'false and misleading attacks' on the school and its leadership through their 'inflammatory' campaign, including making claims that students were being subjected to bomb sniffing dogs on campus.

Jul 08 06:52

The rise of a generation of censors: Law schools the latest battlement over free speech

Free speech on American college campuses has been in a free fall for years. From high schools through law schools, free speech has gone from being considered a right that defines our society to being dismissed as a threat. According to polling, the result is arguably one of the most anti-free-speech generations in our history. The danger is more acute because it has reached law schools where future judges and lawyers may replicate the same intolerance in our legal system.

A recent controversy at Duke Law School highlights this danger. “Law & Contemporary Problems” is a faculty-run journal that recently decided to do a balanced symposium on “Sex and the Law” — including transgender issues — and asked Professor Kathleen Stock of the University of Sussex (who has criticized transgender positions) to participate.

Protests erupted over allowing such intellectual diversity.

Jul 08 06:46

Private School in Ohio Denies Students Reenrollment After Moms Campaigned Against Indoctrination

FOX News reports:

Ohio private school students denied reenrollment after moms’ ‘inflammatory’ campaign against ‘indoctrination’

An Ohio private school is denying reenrollment to several students, alleging that their mothers breached part of their contract by leading a public campaign against the school’s purported attempt to “indoctrinate” students with left-wing ideas.

The decision capped off months of efforts by parents Andrea Gross and Amy Gonzalez to probe Columbus Academy’s (CA) activities, which allegedly included divisive concepts about race and anti-conservative sentiment.

Jul 07 13:54

American school teachers say they will teach anti-white CRT agenda regardless of laws

The National Education Association (NEA), America’s largest teachers’ union, has decided that public school indoctrinators will, in fact, be teaching “critical race theory” (CRT) to students, even if the law prohibits it.

Jul 07 12:34

Starting on college campuses, pro-lifers will be canceled next

“Cancel culture” is a fixture of today’s society, claiming activists and heterodox professors as its victims. Now, we can expect our national institutions to cancel pro-lifers next.

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Established institutions have been pressured into deplatforming right-wing figures and conservatives. As the Washington Examiner's Robert Schmad wrote this week, high-profile conservatives have been banned from payment processors, and the New York Times has called on banks to stop abetting sales of firearms.

Nowhere is “cancel culture” more visible than on America’s activist breeding ground, also known as the university campus. College professors on all sides of the political spectrum have been the target of vitriolic left-wing crusades.

Jul 07 09:54

Biden Admin Expands Tuition Breaks For Future Teachers, Removes GPA Requirement To Provide Access To ‘Students Of Color’

The Biden administration announced a plan to expand tuition breaks for future teachers and remove GPA requirements for grant recipients in hopes of providing access to “students of color.”

The Department of Education oversees the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) grant program, which provides tuition breaks for students obtaining degrees in education who commit to teaching in “high-need fields and underserved schools” for four years after graduation. The Biden administration, with the support of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, announced that the annual grant amount for third and fourth-year students will double to $8,000 per recipient.

Jul 07 07:25

Let’s scrap university, they’re just teaching youngsters to be snowflakes. It’s time they learnt a trade instead

Every man and his dog goes to university these days. Why? What are they actually learning how to DO in the real world? We’re just creating generations of wokeys and snowflakes. Let’s teach them to work with their hands again.

Instead of gender studies and ways to weaken the language to the point where it’s so soft it can never give offence, how about we teach young people how to lay bricks, hammer a nail, wield a chisel or plaster a wall?

Imagine if an old-fashioned war broke out tomorrow and the country had no choice but to call up the snowflake youth of today? Back in World Wars I and II, it fell to the working man to come to the rescue and defeat the Germans.

There’d be no chance now, the descendants of those hardened working men turned warriors are all at woke universities learning how to admire their own belly buttons.

Jul 07 06:49

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A free resource for parents and students concerned about the negative impact Critical Race Training has on education. Search our database of over 200 colleges and universities to learn more about Critical Race Training on campuses nationwide.

Jul 07 05:56

Austin School District to Cut Back on Discipline to Close the Gap

Beginning in the fall, the Austin Independent School District will be significantly scaling back the way it disciplines children who act up.

The goal is to reduce racial disparities, which show Black and brown students are being disproportionately punished compared to their white classmates.

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Are the black and brown students disproportionately acting up?

Jul 06 06:47

US teachers union rejects resolution urging Biden to stop supporting Israel

The largest teachers union in the United States has voted against a measure that called on the Biden administration to stop arming and supporting Israel.

The resolution, introduced ahead of the National Education Association's (NEA) annual convention last week, also condemned Israel for its "ethnic cleansing" of Palestinians and sought to garner support for Palestinian rights among educators in the country.

"The Arab population of Palestine has again risen up in a heroic struggle against military repression and 'ethnic cleansing' by the Israeli state and extreme nationalist forces in Israeli society," the measure said.

Jul 06 06:35

Indoctrination is replacing education in UK schools as the mission to erase British cultural values intensifies

A leading UK teaching union is demanding the decolonisation of all elements of education. This focus on turning its members into political activists will only deprive children of quality schooling and debase British culture.

Something has gone seriously wrong when the National Education Union (NEU), the largest teachers’ union in England, decides that its mission is to indoctrinate school children rather than educate them.

A document produced by the 450,000-member NEU declares that there is an “urgent” need to “decolonise” every subject and every stage of the curriculum. The urgency of taking these dramatic measures is justified in light of the recent Black Lives Matter protests and Covid-19 pandemic.

Jul 06 06:22

More Than 5,000 Woke Teachers Sign Pledge to Teach CRT 'Regardless of the Law'

Throughout much of 2021, conservatives, in both classrooms and in the halls of state legislatures, have been fighting back against the pervasive influence of critical race theory in public schools.

Laws banning the instruction of CRT tenets in public schools have passed in more than 20 states, and there is reason t0 hope that the tide is beginning to turn in the fight for the country’s history and principles.

Unfortunately, the Zinn Education Project refuses to accept defeat, and desires to teach American children that this country was founded upon the “dispossession of Native Americans, slavery, structural racism and oppression,” as opposed to the principles of liberty enshrined in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

Jul 06 05:40

How US Teachers Union-Backed Critical Race Theory Increasingly Becoming 'QAnon for the Left'

The National Education Association (NEA), the largest teachers union in the US representing 3 million public school employees in all 50 states, has thrown its weight behind critical race theory (CRT) pledging to hire staff to "fight back" against those who oppose these ideas and practices.

The NEA's newly adopted resolution argues that it is "reasonable and appropriate" to include CRT in K-12 curriculum and vows to provide a study that critiques empire, white supremacy, anti-Blackness, anti-Indigeneity, racism, patriarchy, capitalism, anthropocentrism, and "other forms of power and oppression". The move came as about 26 American states have either introduced bills or taken steps to ban critical race theory from their schools.

Jul 05 12:39

It’s Coming: America’s Largest Teachers Union Planning To Roll Out Critical Race Theory In All 50 States

The country’s largest teachers union has declared plans to implement far-left “critical race theory” (CRT) in all 50 states.

It was during the Obama administration that CRT began being forced on federal employees, who had to attend courses on “white privilege” and “micro-aggressions.”

The racist, anti-white program was then picked up by several large US corporations who began pushing it on their employees in workshops and seminars.

When Donald Trump became President he promptly banned the hateful program from being used by government agencies.

Jul 03 19:30

Decolonise your desks, demands teaching union in ‘sinister’ new escalation of culture wars

School classroom layouts are “shaped by colonisation”, Britain’s biggest teaching union has claimed in new guidance....School classroom layouts are “shaped by colonisation”, Britain’s biggest teaching union has claimed in new guidance.

The National Education Union (NEU) suggests that curriculums, the design of school classrooms and the structure of their daily routines have colonial roots.

The 450,000-member union says there is an “urgent” need to “decolonise” every subject and every stage of the school curriculum, especially since last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests and the Covid-19 pandemic.

A new NEU report, seen by The Telegraph, discusses how specialists could “train teachers and schools on whiteness, anti-racism, creating tools for critical self-reflection and understanding the system”, and “make white privilege and colonialism visible” in schools.

Jul 02 12:43

How Cities Are Pushing Small Daycares Out of Business

By Kerry McDonald

As the government steadily assumes responsibility for services previously provided by the private sector, small businesses shutter. It is hard for enterprising individuals to compete with widespread, “free” (i.e., taxpayer-funded) government offerings.

The latest example of this is in Chicago, where the city’s universal public pre-K program is destroying private child care businesses...

Jul 01 15:59

Experimental Assessment of Carbon Dioxide Content in Inhaled Air With or Without Face Masks in Healthy Children | A Randomized Clinical Trial

JAMA Pediatr. Published online June 30, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.2659
Many governments have made nose and mouth covering or face masks compulsory for schoolchildren. The evidence base for this is weak.1,2 The question whether nose and mouth covering increases carbon dioxide in inhaled air is crucial. A large-scale survey3 in Germany of adverse effects in parents and children using data of 25?930 children has shown that 68% of the participating children had problems when wearing nose and mouth coverings.

Jul 01 05:31

The War on Reality

On March 13, 2020, the public school district where I teach announced that all classrooms and buildings would be closed for two weeks. Then two weeks turned into two months, and two months turned into over a full year without in-person instruction. My school serves a diverse population of low-income students in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is impossible to overstate the severity of this disruption caused by school closures for these students, many of whom did not have a computer or internet at home when virtual learning began. Online, my students got only a fraction of the regular curriculum. Kids who had once loved the social aspects of school were left with only the parts of school they hated, and students with disabilities who depended on school for daily living needs were cut off from a vital service.

Jun 30 09:18

Indiana University Students Sue School Over Vaccine Mandate

By Leana Dippie, Florida Campus Correspondent

Eight students at Indiana University are suing the school over their policy of mandatory vaccines.

The students allege that the university’s policy violates both their constitutional rights and the state’s new vaccine passport law.

On Monday, June 21st, eight Indiana University students filed a federal lawsuit against their school, claiming that IU’s vaccine mandate violated their constitutional rights as well as Indiana’s vaccine passport law which has been in place since April.

When alleging the unconstitutionality of IU’s vaccine mandate, the students cite the right to bodily integrity under the 14th Amendment, asserting that this right is being stripped from them when their public university forces them to get vaccinated...

Jun 30 04:08

University Offers $1,200 Stipends to Learn How 'Whiteness' Can Be 'Eradicated'

"California State University East Bay faculty members can earn $1,200 if they take professional development courses on anti-racism this summer and continue to work on their projects through the school year," The College Fix reports.

Jun 29 13:55

An Antidote to Political Correctness in Schools: Just Walk Away

We’ve all heard about the newest insult to our lives and our children. I refer, of course, to the growing adoption of “critical race theory” as part of public school curriculum's. Why should we be surprised?

Jun 29 12:19

WATCH: Students Record School Teacher Casually Sucking On Man’s Nipple During Zoom Class

Students at the Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science, and Engineering got more than they hoped for during a lesson with Profesora Fletcher, demonstrating the risks of Zoom class and having an exhibitionist teacher. During remote instruction via a Zoom session, the pupils uploaded a disturbing video on Snapchat of their Spanish teacher sucking on the nipple of a topless man.

Jun 29 09:06

Republicans Should Reject Biden’s Family Takeover, Support a Bipartisan Baby Bonus Instead by Jon Schweppe

Democrats and Republicans agree on little these days, and that couldn’t be more true when it comes to pro-family economic policy. While a number of Republicans have proposed expanding the child tax credit or considered other ways to direct cash assistance to families, Democrats prefer a big government approach.

In April, the White House released what it called the “American Families Plan,” a $1.8 trillion spending package that promises a bunch of giveaways to left-wing interest groups, most notably to woke activists in the education establishment. One of the plan’s most controversial proposals calls for $200 billion for two years of “free” universal preschool, ensuring that kids are properly taught the sacraments of the new state religion — anti-Americanism, gender ideology, and critical race theory — before they are given any other ideas by their parents at home.

Jun 29 08:20

America’s Rotten Academic Establishment Vomits Out More Demented Anti-White Rhetoric

Over the past week, the right has given enormous attention to two pieces of exceptionally violent and demented anti-white rhetoric vomited out from America’s rotten academic establishment. For American patriots who have endured a barrage of racialized hatred against them for years on end, these latest incidents may not be worth dwelling on too long.

For years, the right has shied away from admitting exactly what the left has been pushing. Demands for reparations, celebrations of rioting, and hyperbolic screeds from university campuses have been ridiculed, dismissed, or denounced as socialism, Marxism, or neutral concepts like “critical race theory.”

Jun 29 06:46

Recent Supreme Court Off-Campus Free Speech Win To Face Reality Of Anti-Free Speech Student Attitudes

Last week, the Supreme Court decided the case of Mahanoy Area School District v. Levy. The Court considered whether schools could regulate student speech that occurs off-campus and outside of school hours.

And it came down decisively in favor of the First Amendment.

Those who favor clamping down on student speech will argue that the decision is limited to its facts. But in actuality, the opinions’ implications are far-reaching and will likely transform the landscape of speech codes at colleges and universities and possibly beyond.

While the First Amendment serves as a bulwark against government suppression of speech and not that of private industry, the Court’s decision sends a message about the importance of free expression. It serves as a warning shot to those perpetrators of cancel culture that punitive action against those who express unpopular viewpoints – the so-called “heckler’s veto” – is strongly disfavored.

Jun 29 05:32

Tacoma middle school teacher is condemned for handing out flyers telling children they can have an abortion at 11 without parental consent and buy condoms at any age

A middle school teacher from Washington State has come in for criticism after handing out flyers that advised students on sex and how to go about getting a abortion, without first getting the consent of parents.

The fact sheet, which was said to have been produced by Planned Parenthood, told eighth-grade kids aged 13 and 14 that they could obtain abortions 'AT ANY AGE' and without parental consent.

It went on to state they could also purchase condoms 'AT ANY AGE' and that someone could engage in sex as young as 11 so long as their partner was less than two years older than them.

Jun 28 18:09

Students at two London universities are warned they need 'explicit verbal consent' before hugging or patting anyone on the back inside their union under strict 'safe space' policies

Students at two London universities must obtain 'explicit verbal consent' before touching anyone inside their student union or risk being barred under safe space rules, MailOnline can today reveal.

The directives at Goldsmiths and SOAS mean that students wanting to hug their friends or pat them on the back to say well done must ask in advance before doing so or risk being turfed out by security staff.

Both student unions have bars at their headquarters and regularly run party nights, where the requirement to ask permission before touching anyone would also apply in a bid to uphold 'physical and emotional boundaries'.

Jun 28 07:30

Pitzer College Eliminating Entrance Exams in the Name of Equity

Pitzer College to go ‘test-blind’ in order to send ‘strong message’ about ‘equity’

Pitzer College in California has adopted a “test-blind” admission policy, meaning that standardized tests including the SAT and ACT “will be eliminated from the admission review process entirely.”

According to a June 8 press release, the college will be adopting this new “test-blind” policy beginning in the admission cycle for fall 2022.

“Being test-blind means scores from standardized college entrance tests—the SAT and ACT—will be eliminated from the admission review process entirely,” the press release states.

Yvonne Berumen, the vice president for admission and financial aid at Pitzer College, said in the press release that “The elimination of standardized test scores from our review process entirely has the potential to send a strong message about equity, access, inclusivity, and excellence.”

Jun 28 07:30

Professors at Symposium Declare That Using Correct Grammar is Racist

Speakers at Towson University’s virtual “Antiracist Pedagogy Symposium” criticized university writing curriculum and programs for being racist and perpetuating Whiteness.

The event occurred on June 17.

April Baker-Bell, associate Professor of Language, Literacy, and English Education at Michigan State University, argued that idea of Standard English among teachers is used to maintain racist assumptions about “Black language.”

Bell stated it is evident that “anti-Blackness that is used to diminish black language of Black students in classrooms is not separate from the rampant and deliberate anti-black racism and violence inflicted upon black people in society.”

“Teacher attitudes include assumptions that Black students are somehow linguistically, morally, and intellectually inferior because they communicate in Black language,” said Bell.

Jun 28 07:29

Asian Enrollment Slashed at Top Virginia High School After Admissions Changes Subject Of Lawsuit

There is a war on asian enrollment at elite public high schools, where standardized testing has resulted in large asian student enrollments and lower black and hispanic enrollments.

In order to increase black and hispanic enrollment, it’s argued, standardized testing needs to be minimized or eliminated. But that’s just a polite way of masking anti-asian bias.

In Boston, standardized testing was minimized and a zip code factor implemented in order to avoid legal liability. So far, it’s worked in Boston, where courts have dismissed challenges to the plan and the result was a dramatic decline in asian enrollment for the incoming class, as we covered in As Predicted, Boston “Zip Code Quota Plan” For Elite Public Schools Reduced Asian and White Admissions, Raised Black and Latino.

Jun 28 05:34

Loudoun County’s Revolt Against “Critical Race Theory”: Dems Should Worry, GOP/GAP Should Wake Up

I’ve long been extremely pessimistic about the GOP/GAP’s ability to appeal to Loudoun County, my home in suburban northern Virginia. This once-rural, conservative and Southern county has become another Leftist Democrat enclave due to mass immigration of both Third World immigrants (mostly Asian and Hispanic) and liberal northern whites, working in government (Washington D.C. is about an hour away) or in the booming tech industry. So I am astonished, and delighted, by the genuine grassroots backlash against Critical Race Theory [CRT] indoctrination in Loudoun County’s public schools—by ordinary Americans who don’t want their children to be targeted by racism from the Ruling Class. Democrats should also be astonished, and dismayed, too.

Jun 25 10:55

New Cal State LA Ethnic Studies Dean Backed Farrakhan, Wished Clarence Thomas Dead

The incoming dean of the newly created College of Ethnic Studies at California State University, Los Angeles is an ally of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and has publicly expressed hope that Clarence Thomas dies an early death.

During a public television appearance in 1994, Malveaux said of Justice Clarence Thomas: “I hope his wife feeds him lots of eggs and butter and he dies early, like many black men do, of heart disease.”

In a 2018 column for the Birmingham Times, she wrote, “White people’s hatred for Minister Farrakhan is irrational and, might I say, racist.”

A 2018 article in the Nation of Islam’s newspaper, the Final Call, quoted Malveaux as saying, “until these Jewish people who are running around asking Black people to buck dance, until they ask White people to buck dance, I ain’t having it! I’m just not having it!” The article also quoted her as saying, “Min. Farrakhan has never picked up a gun and shot anybody. These people need to just back off.”

Jun 25 10:18

WATCH: Parents, Activists Protest Critical Race Theory at Fort Worth School Board Meeting

Parents and activists in Texas descended on the Fort Worth Independent School District’s (FWISD) school board meeting to protest Critical Race Theory (CRT) on Tuesday.

Prior to the meeting, over 100 people marched to the district’s headquarters, according to Fox 4 News.

Reporter Macy Jenkins shared footage of a speaker at the march urging parents to remove their children from the public school system:

Jun 25 09:18

“Critical Race Theory” Used by Right Wing to Censure Education and Discourse

An exchange between the United States Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, and several Republican Congressmen in Washington, D.C. on June 23, illustrates the level of hysteria prevalent among ruling circles as it relates to what can and cannot be taught within educational institutions including the military.

Gen. Milley was questioned about a “diversity training” program within the military which utilized reading materials that some members of Congress strongly object.

This questioning of Milley took place within the context of attempts by the Pentagon to supposedly uncover “extremists” within its ranks who are harboring racist right-wing views. Some members of Congress are even calling for a cutback in funding to the Pentagon claiming that conservatives are being targeted and accused of racism and neo-fascism.

The top U.S. military general said in response to the questioning, that:

Jun 24 08:33

'The Tea Party to the 10th power': Trumpworld bets big on critical race theory

Former top aides to President Donald Trump have begun an aggressive push to combat the teaching of critical race theory and capitalize on the issue politically, confident that a backlash will vault them back into power.

These officials, including Trump’s former campaign chief and two former budget advisers, have poured money and organizational muscle into the fight. They’ve aided activists who are pushing back against the concept that racism has been systemic to American society and institutions after centuries of slavery and Jim Crow. And some of them have begun working with members of Congress to bar the military from holding diversity trainings and to withhold federal funds from schools and colleges that promote anything that can be packaged as critical race theory.

Jun 23 13:33

Now MATH is racist: Educators condemn $1M 'Dismantling Racism in Mathematics' program funded by Bill Gates which tells teachers NOT to push students to find the correct answer because it promotes white supremacy

Educators around the country have come out to condemn a 'Dismantling Racism in Mathematics' program which tells teachers not to push students to find the correct answers to math problems because doing so promotes white supremacy.

The program is centered around a workbook for teachers entitled 'A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction' which asserts that America's education system – even mathematics instruction – reinforces the dominant power structures of white colonizers.

Grading students, asking them to show their work, requiring participation and even pushing them to get the right answer are depicted in the workbook as harmful to minorities.

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Jun 23 11:57

In Landmark Free Speech Decision, SCOTUS Rules That Schools May Not Police Social Media Posts Made Off Campus

By Angela Morabito

In an 8-1 vote, the Supreme Court ruled that the Mahanoy Area School District violated a student’s First Amendment rights by punishing her for a profanity-laced Snapchat rant she made off campus.

This is the most significant campus free speech decision since Tinker v. Des Moines, which addressed students wearing arm bands in protest of the Vietnam War...

Jun 23 10:08

The Higher Education Bubble Has Popped

The higher education bubble has been rapidly inflating, threatening to pop at any moment. Over the past several decades, our culture has tipped the scales from praising and valuing education to downright socially mandating it. As a result, enrollment has skyrocketed to levels never before seen.

While broadening access to higher education is, of course, an ideal to strive for, we’re doing a cultural disservice to young generations by stigmatizing alternative options such as trade school. Increasingly, students feel as though they must get a degree to get a halfway decent job—or even just for the sake of social acceptance.

As a result, more and more students are phoning it in with degrees in increasingly bizarre and niche fields. These curricula equip them with a handle on abstract theory rather than tangible professional skills. After all, how many scholars of gender studies are actually sustaining themselves outside of the higher-ed bubble?

Jun 23 09:32

WATCH: Parents Violently Arrested After Singing National Anthem While Objecting To Critical Race Theory Being Taught To Their Children

Several parents were violently arrested after voicing their concerns about Critical Race Theory (CRT) being taught to their children in Virginia schools.

A chorus of boos rang out from a packed room of parents after the Loudoun County School Board abruptly killed public commenting last night over the mounds of criticism aimed at them for allowing CRT to be taught.

Well it turns out parents were so unhappy they began disrupting the meeting by singing the National Anthem:

Jun 23 07:25

Parents Protesting Critical Race Theory And Transgenderism Violently Arrested At School Board Meeting in Loudoun County, Virginia

Parents protesting against anti-white critical race theory and transgenderism being pushed on their children in Loudoun County, Virginia were violently arrested by police on Tuesday after a school board meeting was declared an "unlawful assembly."

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Jun 23 05:33

MAGA Branded 'White Supremacy' In Leaked CRT Training For Iowa Teachers

Mandatory Critical Race Theory (CRT) training materials for one of Iowa's largest school districts classifies "Make America Great Again" as a form of 'white supremacy,' according to leaked documents obtained by Turning Point USA's Benny Johnson.

Also listed as examples of white supremacy (both 'overt' and 'covert') are; Columbus Day, American immigration law, the belief that America is "post racial," and mass incarceration. Johnson reports that hundreds of educators have been forced to to participate in the training, which will be taught to children across the district next semester.

Jun 22 18:16

A Long Overdue Reckoning For Online Proctoring Companies May Finally Be Here

EFF Legal Intern Haley Amster contributed to this post.

Over the past year, the use of online proctoring apps has skyrocketed. But while companies have seen upwards of a 500% increase in their usage, legitimate concerns about their invasiveness, potential bias, and efficacy are also on the rise. These concerns even led to a U.S. Senate inquiry letter requesting detailed information from three of the top proctoring companies—Proctorio, ProctorU, and ExamSoft—which combined have proctored at least 30 million tests over the course of the pandemic. Unfortunately, the companies mostly dismissed the senators’ concerns, in some cases stretching the truth about how the proctoring apps work, and in other cases downplaying the damage this software inflicts on vulnerable students...

Jun 22 07:47

Challenging our public school district’s obedience of county ‘health’ ‘orders’: I file three workplace grievances (20 of ?)

Perhaps the most helpful communication is a summary of events to now, an update, and preview of coming events (articles 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20).

Summary to date: The California “lockdown” to “flatten the curve and keep hospitals running” has lasted since March 3, 2020, despite statutory limit for emergency powers due to “beyond control” hospitals lasting only 60 days (§ 8627.5 California Emergency Services Act). Thankfully, our local hospitals have been in full control of patient numbers at all times.

As a NorCal public school teacher, I inquired to our district’s leadership and teachers’ union how their negotiated policy to “obey” county “health” “orders” is legal given the above reasonable limits to dictatorial authority.

Jun 22 06:20

Cornell Course Catalog: ASTRO 2034: Black Holes: Race and the Cosmos

Conventional wisdom would have it that the “black” in black holes has nothing to do with race. Surely there can be no connection between the cosmos and the idea of racial blackness. Can there? Contemporary Black Studies theorists, artists, fiction writers implicitly and explicitly posit just such a connection. Theorists use astronomy concepts like “black holes” and “event horizons” to interpret the history of race in creative ways, while artists and musicians conjure blackness through cosmological themes and images.

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Jun 21 11:34

Monmouth University Requires Vaccinated Students to Wear Masks for Fall Semester

By Leana Dippie

Monmouth University is requiring full vaccination while not lifting any mask restrictions in classrooms.

The school is also requiring students and faculty to submit documented proof of their vaccinations by August 1...

Jun 21 11:25

Radical Ilhan Omar Denies Schools Are Teaching Critical Race Theory

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) denied Saturday that schools are teaching Critical Race Theory (CRT).

“Republicans love to create outrage over things that aren’t actually happening. People should be asking them, what elementary, middle and high school is teaching Critical Race Theory and why they are spinning false narratives,” she tweeted.

Jun 21 10:28

4 Signs Parents Won’t Be Sending Their Kids Back to Public School This Fall

By Kerry McDonald

As disruptive as the 2020/2021 academic year was, it led to many positive educational changes that will be transformative and long-lasting. Most notably, parents have been re-empowered to take back the reins of their children’s education from government bureaucrats and teachers unions. Frustrated by school closures and district “Zoom schooling,” families fled public schools in droves over the past year, and there are several signs that these families won’t be returning this fall.

According to an analysis by Chalkbeat and the Associated Press, public school enrollment fell by an average of 2.6 percent across 41 states last fall, with states such as Michigan, Maine, Vermont, and Mississippi dropping by more than 4 percent. These enrollment declines far exceeded any anticipated demographic changes that might typically alter public school enrollment.

Jun 21 07:38

California University to Hold Segregated ‘Cultural Graduation’ Ceremonies Based on Race and Identity

Chapman University in California is having segregated “Cultural Graduation” ceremonies including “Black Graduation,” “APIDA Graduation,” “Lavender Graduation,” “disability Graduation,” “Middle Eastern Graduation,” and “Latinx Graduation.”

The segregated ceremonies, which will be taking place in addition to the main commencement, will take place on July 30, July 31, August 1, August 6, August 7, and August 8.

“Cultural graduation celebrations are additions to the university-wide commencement ceremony, students are free to register for these additional celebrations to share the joy of graduation with their friends and family if they choose to,” a post on the college’s Cross-Cultural Center’s Instagram stated.

Jun 19 12:38

3 Reasons Homeschoolers Often Become Entrepreneurs

By Hannah Frankman

I learned the word “entrepreneurship” when I was 12. I had just started my first business, and my mother informed me I was now an “entrepreneur.”

I didn’t know what the word meant, but I liked the way it sounded.

It wasn’t until I was an adult that I realized how much of an advantage being homeschooled gave me when it came to thinking entrepreneurially.

There are some very tangible reasons why...

Jun 17 13:04

Oregon students shouldn’t have to prove they can write or do math to get a diploma, lawmakers decide

A bill to prohibit Oregon schools from requiring students to show they can read, write and do math at a basic high school level is headed to Gov. Kate Brown after lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday.

The idea is to hit pause on the requirements, in place since 2009 but already suspended during the pandemic, at least until the class of 2024 gets their diplomas and for Oregon to thoughtfully reexamine its graduation requirements in the meantime. A report recommending what the new standards should be is due to the Legislature and Oregon Board of Education by September 2022.

But since Oregon has long insisted it would not impose new graduation requirements on students who have already begun high school, new requirements would not take effect until the class of 2027 at the very earliest. So at least five more classes could be expected to graduate without needing to demonstrate roughly 10th grade level proficiency in math and writing.

Jun 17 09:50

College to charge unvaccinated students $1,500 'Health & Safety' fee

Starting Fall 2021 , Rhodes College will charge unvaccinated students $1,500 per semester to “cover the costs of mandatory testing.”

Jun 17 05:33

Staff at University of Manchester demand end to Tel Aviv University ties

More than 200 members of staff and researchers at the University of Manchester are calling on the institution to cut its ties with Tel Aviv University in the wake of Israel’s recent bombing campaign in the besieged Gaza Strip.

An open letter addressed to the university’s vice-chancellor Dame Nancy Rothwell said the Israeli university was “deeply implicated” in the May bombardment, which killed 248 Palestinians, including 66 children.

The authors of the letter, signed by 224 people as of Wednesday, said the University of Manchester’s continued relationship with Tel Aviv University is in violation of its commitment to oppose racist violence and oppression.

Jun 16 11:45

Massachusetts School District Calls for Students, Teachers to Report Others for ‘Bias’ Incidents

The K-12 district of Wellesley Public Schools (WPS) in Massachusetts released a policy calling for students and teachers to report their peers and colleagues for “incidents of bias” so they may be investigated and punished accordingly.

The Boston area school district’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) created the policy titled “Responding to Incidents of Bias or Discrimination.”

The DEI office defines an “incident of bias” as “conduct, speech or expression that has an impact but may not involve criminal action, but demonstrates conscious or unconscious bias” against any federally protected identity group, i.e., “race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, or disability.”

Jun 16 11:30

Atmospheric Viricides Deployed Into Public Air Spaces and Public Schools: Is This “EPA Approved” Air Safe?

By Alicia Green

Did you know that atmospheric viricides are being deployed into the air we breathe? They are being used in public spaces and in public schools. These products claim to stop the spread of viruses and other airborne pathogens, but could they be making our air more toxic? The EPA doesn’t think so.

Grignard Pure has deployed their atmospheric viricide in St. Simons Presbyterian Church in Georgia. They claim it is making the air safer...

Jun 16 04:57

Hungary moves to prohibit promotion of homosexuality, transgenderism to children

The Hungarian parliament has prepared a bill that would prohibit showing pornographic content or material that encourages homosexuality and transgenderism to minors under 18.

The measure, proposed by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s ruling Fidesz party, explicitly bans “content that depicts sexuality for its own sake, or promotes or displays deviations from the identity of the sex of birth, gender reassignment or homosexuality.”

The legal amendment was added to sweeping legislation against pedophilia that is set for a vote on Tuesday. Fidesz holds a super-majority in the Hungarian legislature.

LGBT ideology in schools, as well as in advertisements and other mass media, effectively would be banned under the anti-pedophilia bill, which also creates new provisions for sexual education, such as a list of approved sex-ed organizations.

Jun 15 13:20

A North Korean Defector Says That The Brainwashing In U.S. Schools Is Similar To The Brainwashing In North Korean Schools

All over the world, people used to look to America as a beacon of freedom, but we haven’t been a beacon of freedom for a very long time. -- Park came to this country expecting to “learn how to think”, but instead she says that her professors were trying to force her “to think the way they want you to think”…

Jun 15 12:22

A Shift On The Right

This move to explicitly calling calls for equity and policy change as salves to racial grievance exposes mainstream America to the insanity on campuses. It now creates a reaction. This is why the left is trying to obfuscate what CRT is, just as the New York Times attacked Trump’s anti-CRT executive order as banning sensitivity training and never quoting the training materials. The left knows it is caught and its word can be used against them. They still hold all the cards, but states can make moves to fight this.

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