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  • K-12 is a land of mystery

    02/17/2020 2:35:04 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 17 replies
    Renew America ^ | Feb. 10, 2020 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    For those who enjoy a good puzzle, K-12 education is more intellectually entertaining than most people imagine. Classrooms are full of convoluted theories and mystifying methods. Probably the teachers themselves can't explain the reasoning behind approaches that are used almost universally in American public schools. Chat with friends who are smart and successful. Try to find even one who can explain Sight-Words, Prior Knowledge, Multiculturalism, Constructivism, Reform Math, or Common Core Math. Why are Geography, History, and Science so often slighted? What justifies the hostility toward memorization and academic content? Can anyone understand the paradox of most students getting A...
  • The Cancel Culture Comes For Homeschooling As Busybodies Attack Hugely Popular Program

    12/19/2019 1:28:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/19/2019 | Jenni White
    If utopian tyrants whose vision for the world encompasses only theirs are continued to be allowed, like locusts, to devour every institution in their path, there won’t be even one left to provide an alternative worldview to anyone enlightened enough to seek it.Recently, at a weekly neighborhood Bible study, I was surprised to hear a friend describe a letter sent to a church that hosts a Christ-centered program she uses to homeschool her kids called “Classical Conversations” (CC). The unsigned letter threatened the church with loss of their non-profit status for hosting a for-profit company. When the woman, a...
  • Battling the Guards of Red Pedagogy

    12/09/2019 6:37:41 AM PST · by karpov · 9 replies
    Martin Center ^ | December 9, 2019 | Shannon Watkins
    As education goes, so goes nearly everything else: politics, culture, and social cohesion. And those who form the minds of teacherswho, in turn, instruct young mindsarguably wield even greater influence. It is unsurprising, then, that schools of education, where teachers receive their training, are at the epicenter of ongoing ideological battles. As the Martin Centers Jay Schalin pointed out in his report released earlier this year, schools of education were politicized from their founding, but have become even more so over the years. Schools of education have particularly become the home of critical theoristswho aim to radically alter society according...
  • Prominent Historians Criticize The NY Times 1619 Project As Biased, Anti-Historical

    12/01/2019 10:24:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/01/2019 | John Sexton
    The NY Times 1619 Project was a sprawling effort earlier this year to convince Americans that slavery was part of the DNA of America. Made up of various pieces by different authors, the 1619 Project seemed to promote an idea that matched current far left sentiment about the importance of identity with an underlying anti-capitalism. The Times is now promoting the Project for inclusion in high school curricula, so its likely it will be with us for some time. But where did all of this material come from?One site has done some important work looking into the Times Project...
  • What I Learned About the Transgender Politics Injected Into This Affluent Countys Schools

    11/04/2019 9:01:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 3, 2019 | Cathy Ruse
    I live in Fairfax County, Virginia, which has the 10th-largest public school district in the nation, but I never focused on our public schools. My kids go to Catholic schools, and that was the center of our universe. I never focused, that is, until I heard that the Fairfax County School Board voted to let boys into the girls bathrooms. The vote was 10-1. Was there only one sane person on the Fairfax County School Board? I had to find out. So I began attending school board meetings. And there I saw moms and dads begging the school board to...
  • First Common Core High School Grads Worst-Prepared For College In 15 Years

    10/31/2019 8:41:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/31/2019 | Joy Pullmann
    This is the opposite of what we were told would happen with trillions of taxpayer dollars and an entire generation of children who deserve not to have been guinea pigs in a failed national experiment. For the third time in a row since Common Core was fully phased in nationwide, U.S. student test scores on the nation’s broadest and most respected test have dropped, a reversal of an upward trend between 1990 and 2015. Further, the class of 2019, the first to experience all four high school years under Common Core, is the worst-prepared for college in 15 years, according...
  • We Teach Nothing, We Know Nothingand That Could Cost the United States Everything

    10/15/2019 2:22:12 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 14 Oct 2019 | Bryan Preston
    A couple of years ago, a retired teacher who stays in close touch with history teachers across Texas told me something disturbing. Like most states, Texas has standardized testing. Unlike most states, Texas requires public school students to study Texas history in the 4th and 7th grades. Texas history is red in tooth and claw and full of big personalities and big ideas. Standardized testing is forcing teachers to drop about half of the second semester of Texas history to focus on U.S. history -- not to deepen students' understanding of American history, but to teach to the standardized tests....
  • Supreme Court rejects challenge to public school coursework on Islam

    10/15/2019 10:03:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 91 replies
    www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | by Melissa Quinn | October 15, 2019 11:18 AM
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday rebuffed an appeal from a Christian former high school student who argued coursework on Islam at her Maryland school violated her First Amendment rights. The dispute involves Caleigh Wood, a student at La Plata High School in Charles County, Maryland, who enrolled in a state-mandated World History course during the 2014-2015 school year. As part of the class, the then-junior was required to complete coursework on The Muslim World, in which she learned about Islam. Wood took issue with two parts of the class: a PowerPoint presentation that said most Muslims faith is stronger than...
  • California Introduces Radical Anti-Semitic High School Curriculum

    08/12/2019 8:41:20 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 35 replies
    freebeacon ^ | AUGUST 12, 2019 | Adam Kredo
    Outrage in Jewish, pro-Israel community after CALIFORNIA activists hijack curriculum The state of California has introduced "blatantly anti-Semitic and anti-Israel" lessons into its official high school curriculum, drawing outrage and concern in the state's Jewish and pro-Israel communities, according to multiple sources involved in the controversy. The California Department of Education is facing backlash after permitting a host of anti-Israel activists to build a statewide educational curriculum that demonizes the Jewish state and is said to be fostering hatred of Jewish and Israeli-American students, sources said. Already, 83 pro-Israel and anti-discrimination organizations have petitioned the state's education department to reform...
  • Californias Proposed K-12 Ethnic Studies Curriculum: Indoctrination not Instruction

    07/30/2019 1:56:23 PM PDT · by 4Liberty · 11 replies
    Independent Women's Forum ^ | July 30, 2019 | Vicki Alger
    California is rolling out a new Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum, and Its as bad as you imagine, writes Williamson M. Evers in his latest Wall Street Journal opinion column. Evers, a research fellow at Stanford Universitys Hoover Institution, explains that: The document is filled with fashionable academic jargon like positionalities, hybridities, nepantlas and misogynoir. It includes faddish social-science lingo like cis-heteropatriarchy that may make sense to radical university professors and activists but doesnt mean much to the regular folks who send their children to Californias public schools. It is difficult to comprehend the depth and breadth of the ideological bias...
  • Donald Trump and Ivanka introduce Common Core for college

    05/06/2019 5:52:06 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 39 replies
    The Strident Conservative ^ | March 19, 2019 | David Leach
    Using the high cost of a college education as cover, Donald Trump and senior advisor/daughter Ivanka released the Proposals to Reform the Higher Education Act. As is always the case whenever Washington uses the word reform, the result will be bigger government, more spending, and less liberty. We need to modernize our higher education system to make it affordable, flexible, and more outcome oriented so that all Americans, young and old, can learn the skills they need to secure and retain good-paying jobs, Ivanka stated in a call with reporters. Sounds noble, doesnt it? Did you notice the absence of...
  • Invitation to attend filming; Homeschool appearance schedule

    12/31/2018 6:06:51 AM PST · by LS · 4 replies
    self | 12/31/2018 | LS
    FOR THOSE IN ARIZONA: I invite you to come out on January 14-16 to the filming of 15 live "lessons" in U.S. history as I teach "A Patriot's History of the United States" from Columbus to Reconstruction for the March launch of my new website, "The Wild World of History." We need 8-10 "students" in each "class." Each session will last about 1 hour. You are welcome to attend one, or all with your children/students, or just for fun. The sessions will begin about 8:30 a.m, then about 9:30, 10:30, break for lunch, 1:00 and 2:00. We do not have...
  • Lawsuit Against Santa Barbara School District Over 'Unconscious Bias' Curriculum

    12/12/2018 6:46:13 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/12/18 | Katy Grimes
    Anti-Caucasian, anti-male, anti-Christian and 'Unconscious Bias' curriculum Los Angeles attorney Eric Early, working with a group of Santa Barbara parents and teachers over anti-Caucasian, anti-male, anti-Christian and Unconscious Bias curriculum, filed a complaint Monday evening in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of Fair Education Santa Barbara against the Santa Barbara Unified School District and JUST Communities Central Coast.
  • Scotland Set to Mandate LGBT-Inclusive Education

    11/20/2018 4:04:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | Novemer 19, 2018 | The Activist Mommy
    We knew this day would come and sadly, this is likely to follow elsewhere. In Scotland, a plan has been approved to mandate so-called LGBT-inclusive education into government-run schools. NBC News reports:
  • Common Core Supporters Offer Yet Another Sad Defense of Failed Standards

    08/31/2018 2:25:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 31, 2018 | Jane Robins
    Proponents of the failed and destructive Common Core experiment refuse to let it go. Bill Gates, who funded a large chunk of Common Core development and marketing despite knowing essentially nothing about education, has yet to admit that it simply didn’t work out. Gates apparently believes there’s nothing wrong with Common Core that more of his money and invaluable guidance can’t fix. The same obtuseness animates a new report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, which for some reason the press generally refers to as “conservative” or “right-leaning.” Fordham’s schtick for some years has been evaluating and assigning grades to state...
  • State comes out with new LGBTQ curriculum (Massachusetts)

    04/23/2018 6:02:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 23, 2018 | Kathleen McKiernan
    Bay State schools will be able to try a new curriculum with LGBTQ-themed history, English and health this fall that proponents say is an effort to help all students see themselves reflected in classrooms. The curriculum, developed by a team of teachers with Massachusetts Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students and the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth, will be released this summer. It will feature lessons on the 1969 Stonewall Riots and writings by gay and lesbian authors such as Langston Hughes and Willa Cather. It will also feature lessons like how Nick Carraways love for Jay Gatsby may have...
  • Two Bills in Illinois General Assembly Mandates K-12 LGBTQ Contributions in American History

    03/08/2018 8:58:46 AM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 26 replies
    Concerned Women for America ^ | March 7, 2018 | CWA of Illinois
    In a brazen attempt to indoctrinate public school age children K-12 to embrace the LGBTQ lifestyle, State Sen. Heather Steans (D-Chicago) and State Rep. Anna Moeller (D-Elgin) have sponsored SB 3249 and HB 5596 respectively. These bills are considered companion bills and are presently in their respective committees and gaining co-sponsors. It is unclear how soon these bills will move and build momentum so please pray and act as soon as possible.
  • Notre Dame professor: Higher education is 'drowning in BS'

    01/16/2018 7:50:48 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 16, 2018, 1:48 PM | Kate Hardiman
    I have had enough bullshit, wrote Notre Dame sociology professor Christian Smith in a recent piece about the systemic problems of American Higher Education. The manure has piled up so deep in the hallways, classrooms, and administration buildings of American higher education that I am not sure how much longer I can wade through it and retain my sanity and integrity. This forward, in-your-face commentary on the state of todays higher education caught the attention of many in the realm of the Ivory bell tower, but should also serve as a wake-up call to those who dont follow higher ed...
  • K-12: Killing Democracy

    01/03/2018 3:07:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 3, 2017 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Rudolf Flesch, in his 1955 book, noted that "things have changed in the last 10, 20 years. For the first time in history, American parents see their children getting less education than they got themselves. Their sons and daughters come home from school and they can't read the newspaper; they can't spell simple words like February or Wednesday; they don't know the difference between Austria and Australia. The fathers and mothers don't know the reason for this, but they know that something terrible has happened to their most precious dreams and aspirations[.]" Isn't it beautiful the way Flesch perceives...
  • Camille Paglia: Public Schools Creating Students Who Know Nothing

    10/25/2017 11:04:11 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/23/2017 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Outspoken feminist Camille Paglia says the current generation of hyper-sensitive, safety-seeking college students was gradually created by the downward spiral of public education that has left them ignorant of history and geography and focused, instead, on viewing America as an evil nation. (snip) Paglia said: What has happened is these young people now getting to college have no sense of history of any kind. No sense of history. No world geography. No sense of the violence and the barbarities of history. So, they think that the whole world has always been like this, a kind of nice, comfortable world where...