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  • Academic Teachers and Political Activists

    10/17/2020 8:45:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 17, 2020 | John Ellis
    Public concern about higher education is clearly widespread. The causes are many: ugly treatment of visiting speakers, a stifling political uniformity resulting in ideological extremism and hatred, and fringe radical ideas seeping out of the campuses into the wider world. Less publicly visible are numerous recent studies that tell us how little most recent graduates have benefited from higher education. They record astonishing deficiencies in reasoning, writing, reading, basic knowledge, and civics. But with all this, the public is still uncertain. Most see the symptoms but don’t quite know what to make of them, and so continue to send their...
  • K-12: In Richmond's Public Schools, a Rabid BLM Leftist at the Helm

    10/16/2020 7:23:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 16, 2020 | M. Katharine Evans
    After almost three years at the helm of Richmond's public schools Superintendent Jason Kamras, a one-time education adviser to Barack Obama and devotee of Marxist professor Cornel West, has emerged as something much worse than an incompetent liberal do-gooder lording his Princeton and Harvard degrees over unsuspecting inner city black kids. Kamras is a full-blown, far-left extremist spreading the poisonous teachings of Black Lives Matter and promoting Democrat policies which have led to some of the lowest proficiency test scores in the state. Twenty-two out of 44 schools in his district are not fully accredited, one out of four students...
  • More Va. Public Schools Using Kids As Guinea Pigs For Critical Race Theory

    10/13/2020 8:21:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 13, 2020 | Ian Prior
    Based on the recommendations of consultants they paid nearly half a million taxpayer dollars, the Loudon County school board recently approved an Equity Plan steeped in critical race rhetoric. Ever since the unfortunate death of George Floyd, corporate media, virtue-signaling neighborhood leftists, and politicians have been talking about “systemic racism” in America, even though there was and still is no evidence that Floyd’s death was motivated by race.This is emblematic of the growing concern about “critical race theory,” in which everything is viewed through the lens of race because, the theory claims, “racism is present in every aspect of life,...
  • WHAT OUR CHILDREN LEARN IN SCHOOL

    10/10/2020 6:24:43 PM PDT · by bitt · 20 replies
    POWERLINE ^ | 10/9/2020 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    Our public schools are run, for the most part, by liberal administrators, and teachers are drawn, usually, from the lowest quadrant of academic ability among college graduates. There are exceptions, of course, but the overall level of instruction in the public schools is abysmal. And that isn’t the worst of it: teachers who are marginally able, at best, to teach the subjects for which they are nominally responsible often devote themselves to political indoctrination instead. Most such forays into left-wing mythology go unreported, but occasionally an enterprising kid turns on his phone and records a teacher’s rant. That happened a...
  • France Moves to Ban Homeschooling in 2021

    10/09/2020 6:23:42 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 40 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 10/2/20 | Jeanne Smits
    France's president explicitly intends the move to stifle religious instruction of children.October 2, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — French president Emmanuel Macron announced on Friday morning that he intends to outlaw homeschooling for all children except those who have a health condition that would justify staying away from school. He also intends to step up control on private independent schools that receive no public funds, in particular through inspections on the curricula taught there, by more severely implementing a recent law that requires such schools to teach a “common core” defined by a high authority for education. The new law would come...
  • Reclaiming American History

    10/01/2020 10:02:04 AM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 1 replies
    The American Mind ^ | 10/01/20 | The Editors
    President Trump and his allies are launching a counterstrike in the war on our nation’s founding. Since The American Mind began nearly two years ago, we have consistently warned of the regime-level crisis caused by the corruption of the content of American education. The recent riots and the ongoing cultural revolution fomented by identity politics has helped prove our point. It is now clearer to Americans that if we do not change course, decades of anti-American propaganda and identitarian teaching in our schools will result in a fundamental overthrow of our system of government. Just two weeks ago the Trump...
  • Fairfax, Va. School District Spent $24,000 On Promoting Critical Race Theorist Ibram Kendi Books For U.S. History Classes

    10/01/2020 8:28:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/01/2020 | Asra Q. Nomani
    Fairfax County spent $44,000 on promoting critical race theorist Ibram X. Kendi for this one event—almost an entire year’s salary for a first-year teacher. FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — Sitting in their living rooms, kitchens, and dining rooms on the morning of August 6, principals, teachers, and other leaders from Fairfax County Public Schools here in northern Virginia tuned into an “exclusive” one-hour “conversation” with author Ibram Kendi. The bill: $20,000, or $333.33 per minute of the chat.Because I was curious what my son’s school district had spent for a one-hour talk by a celebrity author, I broke the news...
  • The University as Madrasah

    09/27/2020 4:30:38 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 27 Sep, 2020 | Rick Fuentes
    A progressive and tenured professoriate who luxuriate in a rewarding lifestyle and station have held sway over the student body politic in higher education for generations. Bred of a style of campus Marxism seeded in the sixties and disbelievers of free-market capitalism, they shunned the rigors of the competitive workplace and snuggled up to academia as the best excuse for employment. Their avocation is a latter-day version of critical race theory (CRT), the brainchild of a Harvard law professor and early mentor of Barack Obama that breaks everything down to race, law, and power and views the American DNA as...
  • Mask Fanatics Have Officially Abandoned Science to Control Your Life

    09/23/2020 6:33:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 55 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Sep 23, 2020 | Georgi Boorman
    They know better than the experts they revered just months ago. It’s nothing new for political religions to produce radicals that develop their own sects or cults. This time around, rigid devotion to enforcing mask compliance has produced runaway fanaticism based on nothing but blind faith that more mask-wearing is always better. Even the public health experts, whom these followers all promoted as great prophets just months ago, can’t tame their fervor. That’s a problem, because a return to normalcy will require subduing radical factions that agitate for oppression. Restrictions such as mask mandates are like oxygen to followers of...
  • A few weeks ago, I BANNED efforts to indoctrinate government employees with divisive and harmful sex and race-based ideologies. Today, I've expanded that ban to people and companies that do business...

    09/22/2020 4:38:20 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 44 replies
    twitter @realDonaldTrump ^ | 9/22/2020 | Donald Trump
    ...with our Country, the United States Military, Government Contractors, and Grantees. Americans should be taught to take PRIDE in our Great Country, and if you don’t, there’s nothing in it for you!
  • School teacher, life skills coach and children's advocate arrested for felony riots during Portland protests

    09/20/2020 8:22:04 AM PDT · by nwrep · 59 replies
    Andy Ngo Twitter Feed ^ | September 19, 2020 | Andy Ngo
    Taylor Lynn Gibson, 32, was arrested at the #antifa riot on 5 Sept. She was dressed in black bloc & armed w/a shield. Police say she was trying to de-arrest a comrade when she was tackled. She's charged w/felony riot, harassment & much more. She works at a children's nonprofit. =========================================Arrested at the violent #antifa Portland protest, charged w/multiple criminal offenses & released without bail -Veronica Dawn Misloski, 30, a life skills coach for people w/developmental disabilities ========================================== Rose Addis, 35, an elementary school teacher in Portland Public Schools, was arrested at the #antifa riot on 5 Sept. Police records...
  • Textbook Marxism

    09/18/2020 11:40:01 AM PDT · by RideForever · 6 replies
    The Natoinal Patriot ^ | 9/17/2020 | Craig Andresen
    "Schools are no longer schools, they’re indoctrination centers. Teachers aren’t teaching anything, they’re brainwashing our nation’s youths, and decades of complacency by parents and voters at large have led us nearly to the point of no return, but it’s not too late. Start at the local level and by the ballot, replace your existing Marxist administrators with Conservative educators. Do the same at your state level, and get rid of university and college Regents who cling to the manifesto."
  • Critical Race Theory Indoctrination in Our Schools

    09/17/2020 10:30:40 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 15 replies
    Frontpage.com ^ | 9/17/20
    Progressive re-education arrives at Virginia schools. There is certainly nothing wrong with reviewing the current educational curricula of primary and secondary schools to ensure a comprehensive and accurate presentation of African American history. However, this should not mean turning the imperfect but continuing progress of America throughout its history to achieve its founding ideals of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness into some sort of fictional dystopia. Yet anti-American critical race theory indoctrination of impressionable students is spreading from college campuses to elementary and secondary schools. Critical race theory posits that America’s institutions are rotten to the core because...
  • Nearly two-thirds of US young adults unaware 6m Jews killed in the Holocaust

    09/16/2020 8:36:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 95 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | September 16, 2020 | Harriet Sherwood
    Almost two-thirds of young American adults do not know that 6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust, and more than one in 10 believe Jews caused the Holocaust, a new survey has found, revealing shocking levels of ignorance about the greatest crime of the 20th century. According to the study of millennial and Gen Z adults aged between 18 and 39, almost half (48%) could not name a single concentration camp or ghetto established during the second world war. Almost a quarter of respondents (23%) said they believed the Holocaust was a myth, or had been exaggerated, or they...
  • You Will Be Re-Educated (Anti-Racism)

    09/15/2020 9:42:15 AM PDT · by Tippecanoe · 13 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 9/2020 | Christine Rosen
    You Will Be Re-Educated Christine Rosen None On September 4, 2020, Russell Vought, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, sent a brief memo to the heads of the executive departments and agencies of the federal government. Its purpose was straightforward: to end the practice by any federal government agency of using training materials that promote “critical race theory” or “white privilege” or that “teaches or suggests either (1) that the United States is either an inherently evil or racist country or (2) that any race or ethnicity is inherently racist or evil.” The memo advised that further...
  • Trump daring Dems to defend ‘critical race theory’ and 1619 project as he moves to suspend indoctrination in schools and govt. agencies

    09/07/2020 6:52:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/07/2020 | Thomas Lifson
    Democrats have made implicit promises to the radicals whose active support they need that they will back aggressive compulsory brainwashing sessions demonizing Caucasians and the American founding as fundamentally and inherently racist. A memorandum from OMB director Russell  Vought 3 days ago began the pushback and laid a trap for them: The President has directed me to ensure that Federal agencies cease and desist from using taxpayer dollars to fund these divisive, un-American propaganda training sessions. Accordingly, to that end, the Office of Management and Budget will shortly issue more detailed guidance on implementing the President's directive. In the...
  • The days of taxpayer funded indoctrination trainings that sow division and racism are over. Under the direction of @POTUS we are directing agencies to halt critical race theory trainings immediately.

    09/04/2020 5:53:19 PM PDT · by rintintin · 38 replies
    twitter.com/RussVought45 ^ | Sep 4 2020 | Russ Vought, Director, Office of Management and Budget
    Russ Vought @RussVought45 The days of taxpayer funded indoctrination trainings that sow division and racism are over. Under the direction of @POTUS we are directing agencies to halt critical race theory trainings immediately. https://whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/M-20-34.pdf
  • ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Introduces First-Ever Non-Binary And Trans Characters With Blu Del Barrio And Ian Alexander

    09/02/2020 11:26:00 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 81 replies
    Deadline ^ | September 2, 2020 | Dino-Ray Ramos
    The final frontier is continuing to bring audiences inclusive characters played by members of underrepresented communities in Hollywood. The third season of CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery will introduce the first non-binary and transgender characters in Gene Roddenberry’s iconic franchise that celebrates diversity via a sci-fi lens. Blu del Barrio will make their screen acting debut as the non-binary character Adira, who is highly intelligent with a confidence and self-assurance well beyond their years. They will find a new home on the USS Discovery and form an unexpected bond with Lt. Commander Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp) and Dr. Hugh...
  • California’s Radical Indoctrination A bill would establish a K-12 curriculum in the ‘four I’s of oppression.’

    08/30/2020 7:14:22 PM PDT · by karpov · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 30, 2020 | WSJ Editorial Board
    Conservatives and fair-minded liberals are alarmed that high schools are drawing up plans to teach the “1619 project,” the New York Times ’ revisionist account of race and the American founding, in history classes. The reality is turning out to be worse. The largest state in the union is poised to become one of the first to mandate ethnic studies for all high-school students, and the model curriculum makes the radical “1619 project” look moderate and balanced. Last year California’s Assembly passed its ethnic-studies bill known as AB 331 by a 63-8 vote. Then the state department of education put...
  • ‘Critical’ Ethnic Studies Returns to California. The state’s new curriculum prefers victimization to minority achievement, and Marxism to liberal values.

    08/28/2020 4:31:38 AM PDT · by karpov · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 27, 2020 | Williamson M. Evers
    A year after it was sent back to the drawing board, California’s ethnic-studies model curriculum is back. The last version, released in May 2019, was radical and jargon-laced. Even many progressives found it fringy. On Aug. 13, the state Education Department presented a new, toned-down draft to the curriculum commission. Not only does it suffer from the same conceptual problems as before, but during their meeting, commissioners directed the Education Department to resuscitate unpopular parts cut from the 2019 draft. The curriculum is moving toward adoption in March by the State Board of Education. Legislation is also advancing to make...