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  • Nation’s largest union endorses Biden, surprising absolutely no one

    03/15/2020 1:41:54 PM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 3/15/2020 | Karen Townsend
    The National Education Association (NEA) endorsed Joe Biden for president. The nation’s largest labor union was never going to endorse anyone else but Joe Biden so finally coming out and doing so isn’t exactly a surprise announcement. There is also the fact that a very high profile public figure is a member of the union – Jill Biden, wife of sleepy Joe. Last month the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the other teachers union, took a cowardly approach and endorsed three top candidates at the time – Biden, Sanders, and Warren. Then as Warren’s campaign was flaming out, the president...
  • ADHD diagnoses increasing in black kids, report suggests

    03/03/2020 9:46:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 4, 2020 | Mike Stobbe
    For the first time, a U.S. survey found that black children appear to be more likely than white kids to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other learning disabilities. Previous studies had found the diagnosis was far more likely in white kids. It’s not known what might have driven the change described in Wednesday’s report, said lead author Benjamin Zablotsky of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In past studies that found higher rates of ADHD diagnoses in white kids, researchers hypothesized there were racial differences in access to health professionals or perhaps racial differences in attitudes...
  • NEA statement on the U.S. House impeachment vote

    01/17/2020 5:54:32 PM PST · by mdittmar · 40 replies
    The National Education Association ^ | December 18,2019 | National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen García
    WASHINGTON - December 18, 2019 - National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen García released the following statement regarding the U.S. House vote on impeachment: “As educators, we teach students to ask questions and seek answers because the truth matters. Over the last several months, as the impeachment inquiry has unfolded, students across America have received a real-time civics lesson. What they have witnessed is a set of clear and incontrovertible facts that were brought to light confirming the allegations that the President failed to protect and uphold the Constitution of the United States. At this historic moment, and given the...
  • After Years of Common Core, Betsy DeVos Announces ‘Devastating’ Results

    11/03/2019 4:14:51 AM PST · by DOC44 · 66 replies
    Years after Common Core made its debut in many state education systems, the disastrous long-term results of the program are finally being seen. The students’ reading assessment paints a grim picture of educational readiness, with tested fourth and eighth graders failing to best the previous test’s results. This year’s results were only marginally better than those from 1992. The mathematics scores show the most damning results — an upward trend until the year 2015, when the momentum seemed to grind to a halt. Although there were double-digit gains since the ’90s, fourth graders only managed to score a single point...
  • NO PARKING! Pro-Trump Teens Forced to Paint Over 'Keep America Great' Signs

    10/17/2019 10:14:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies ^ | 10/16/2019 | Todd Starnes
    There’s a long-standing tradition at many high schools across the fruited plain – when you become a senior you get to paint your parking spot. This year that tradition is causing big problems, especially for teenage supporters of President Trump. At Calhoun High School in Texas a teenage boy had decorated his parking spot with a painting of a John Deere tractor along with the words “Trump 2020.” “My son was called into the principal’s office and told to paint over the Trump 2020 on his spot,” Krystal Stringham told “He asked the principal why, and was told it...
  • Desperate to fill teacher shortages, US schools are hiring teachers from overseas

    10/07/2019 9:28:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/06/2019 | by Holly Yan, Tiara Chiaramonte and Anne Lagamayo
    When Joevie Alvarado became a teacher, she never expected to teach American students 7,600 miles away. But a dire shortage of US teachers means some schools are taking drastic measures -- like hiring teachers from half a world away. "For the first year, it's a little bit of a struggle because I'm the kind of person who misses family that easily," said Alvarado, who taught for a decade in the Philippines before moving to Arizona. But "in terms of pay, let's just say my previous pay was multiplied by eight or 10 when I got here," she said. "So having...
  • The Truth about Teacher Pay

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

    10/01/2019 12:34:47 PM PDT · by Innovative · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct. 1, 2019 | Teo Armus
    In the summer of 2018, a transgender student at West Point High School in West Point, Va., had transitioned, asking his French teacher to refer to him with masculine pronouns: he, him, his. But the instructor, Peter Vlaming, did not comply, he said in a lawsuit. Citing his religious beliefs, he promised to use only the student’s name and avoid pronouns entirely. Administrators eventually gave the teacher an ultimatum: Use the student’s correct pronouns, or face disciplinary action, he said. Then, on Oct. 31, 2018, his second-year French students wore virtual-reality goggles and walked around the classroom. The transgender student...
  • #RedforEd: Teachers Unions All In for Impeachment

    09/26/2019 6:09:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/25/2019 | Ian Hanchett
    The presidents of the two largest teachers unions in the country, the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), are supporting the impeachment inquiry on President Trump, announced Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Tuesday.
  • Why Don't We Murder More White People? (Youtube Video)

    08/27/2019 3:12:56 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 49 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 28, 2019 | Jonathan Garcia
    'Why Don't We Murder More White People?' 'Why Don't We Murder More White People?' is a gallery installation + film displayed at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California, at their annual pop-up, Public Square! From the Public Square program: "Why Don’t We Murder More White People? is an examination on whiteness, its unassailable immortality, and how it permeates our daily lives. Communicated through installation and film both centered in living spaces, WDWMMWP aims to interrogate empathy and morality as a fulcrum of identity. As we watch the death of black and brown people become normalized...
  • Largest U.S. Teachers’ Union Endorses Abortion

    08/27/2019 6:42:10 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 29 replies ^ | July 9, 2019 | Patrick Hauf
    The National Education Association approved a new "business item" expressing support for abortion access during its annual conference in Houston. "[T]he NEA will include an assertion of our defense of a person's right to control their own body, especially for women, youth, and sexually marginalized people," the resolution states. "The NEA vigorously opposes all attacks on the right to choose and stands on the fundamental right to abortion under Roe v. Wade." The NEA is the largest teachers' union in the U.S. with more than 3 million members. It collected nearly $400 million from American educators in 2018, according to...
  • Baltimore public schools spend more than $15,000 per student per year, but schools are freezing

    08/03/2019 8:38:41 PM PDT · by grundle · 6 replies
    Wordpress ^ | January 4, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Baltimore public schools spend more than $15,000 per student per year, but Democrats Bill Ferguson and Zeke Cohen say they can’t afford to heat the classrooms in January NPR just published this article about how students at Baltimore’s public schools are freezing because the classrooms do not have any heat.One student said she couldn’t feel her feet.Another student said he was wearing four shirts, two hoodies, and a jacket.The same article also says that Democratic State Senator Bill Ferguson and Democratic City Councilman Zeke Cohen both said that the city’s public schools did not have enough money.But like all people who...
  • Does "mismatch" help explain militant black fragility?

    11/16/2015 5:32:47 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 14 replies
    Powerline ^ | November 16, 2015 | Paul Mirengoff
    In the end, however, students admitted due to racial preferences surely understand that they are at a competitive disadvantage. This realization is likely to have adverse psychological consequences for some. If so, some of the more mystifying aspects of the militant fragility become easier to explain. Why does this movement insist that its members' mental health is in jeopardy? The fact that someone, somewhere on a sprawling campus used the 'N' word seems like an insufficient explanation. The fact that these students are competing with students who have a built-in advantage seems like a better one.
  • Teachers Union Will Promote Concept Of ‘White Fragility’

    07/25/2019 10:26:02 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 52 replies ^ | 7/24/19 | Holly Matkin
    NEA: ‘White supremacy culture has fashioned a social norm ...’ America’s largest teachers union has resolved to incorporate the concept of “white fragility” into its staff training and development programs, literature, and “other existing communications on social, gender, LGBTQIA, and racial justice,” to the extent that existing budgets and context permit.The proposal was approved by delegates to the National Education Association’s recent annual conference in Houston.The NEA offered this rationale for the action: “White supremacy culture has fashioned a social norm insulating white people from the impact of racial stress, which consequentially constructs a social atmosphere that depresses the ability of...
  • The Dictionary Adds 'White Fragility'

    04/12/2019 3:39:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | April 12, 2019 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    One of strangest developments in today's internet culture is how website dictionaries, which one might presume to be objective, have dabbled in "woke" leftist politics as a way of drawing clicks. USA Today reporter Jessica Guynn, who explains that her job is to explore how the digital world can "amplify bias and widen disparities," delighted in reporting how the term "white fragility" has been added to dictionaries as a result of racial discussions on social media. Sociologist Robin Di Angelo, one in the endless line of perpetually bored, arrogant and/or ignorant "experts" on race, coined the term "white fragility" in...
  • Maine Educators Attack Bill to Prohibit Political Advocacy in Public Schools--"white fragility"

    02/20/2019 4:17:58 AM PST · by SJackson · 38 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 20, 2019 | Sara Dogan
    Teacher claims: "This institutionalizes "white fragility". A code of ethics for public school teachers that was recently introduced in the Maine Legislature is making headlines, and will serve as an important test-case for efforts to prohibit indoctrination in our nation’s schools. But local educators are responding with hysteria to this commonsense education reform proposal, even as its legislative sponsor responds with calm and logic. The bill, LD-589, was introduced by Rep. Larry Lockman and co-sponsored by several of his colleagues in the state legislature. It establishes a code of ethics for professional conduct that must be observed by public school...
  • Duke to hold workshop on ‘White Fragility’

    03/27/2018 1:49:58 PM PDT · by detective · 61 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 27, 2018 | Bradford Richardson
    The Duke Divinity School is hosting a workshop on “Confronting White Fragility” Tuesday to address why white people have a hard time talking about and acknowledging racism. “This workshop will explore questions of why it is often so hard for white people to have honest conversations about race and racism in the United States today and how can this difficulty in engaging with race and racism manifest in the classroom in harmful ways—often in combination with intersecting issues related to gender and sexuality,” a description of the event reads.
  • White inventor of ‘white fragility’ tells University of Texas: Whites must stop becoming teachers

    11/16/2017 5:32:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 54 replies
    College Fix ^ | November 16, 2017 | Christian Montoya
    The white professor who quit her full-time position to tour the country, leading seminars on “white fragility,” asked for whites in the room to come forward. About 15 people walked to the stage and each one read a quote from the projection screen that addressed their “internalized superiority,” “racial privilege” and other deficiencies as whites. When they finished reading, the professor told the audience to “not clap” for the white people as they returned to their seats. She announced there would be no question-and-answer session.
  • Dalhousie withdraws disciplinary action against Masuma Khan over 'white fragility' Facebook post

    10/25/2017 7:43:24 PM PDT · by jerod · 8 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Oct 25, 2017 3:05 PM AT | By Anjuli Patil
    Official says incident shows need for open talks about policies to support freedom of expression Dalhousie University is withdrawing disciplinary action against a student over a post she made to Facebook in the summer about Canada 150 celebrations. A complaint was made against student union vice-president Masuma Khan, who posted "white fragility can kiss my ass. Your white tears aren't sacred, this land is." Over the summer, the student union voted 'not' to participate in Canada 150 celebrations. When the motion passed, Khan faced a backlash. That's when she posted her comments on Facebook. The university received a complaint about...
  • University of Cincinnati will host an event on ‘white tears’ and ‘white fragility’

    02/15/2017 7:17:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    College Fix ^ | February 14, 2017 | Staff
    The University of Cincinnati will hold a workshop later this semester that addresses the topics of “white tears” and “white fragility.” The event is part of a series of talks slated for the spring semester, The Daily Caller reports: