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  • Pew: Majority of Young Americans Live with Parents for First Time Since Great Depression

    09/16/2020 12:47:08 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/16/2020 | Tom Cinccota
    A recent poll by the Pew Research Center revealed that a majority of young Americans are living with their parents for the first time since the Great Depression. As of July, approximately 52 percent of young Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 lived with their parents. The number of young adults living with their parents has spiked by 2.6 million since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. According to a study by the Pew Research Center, a majority of young Americans live with their parents for the first time since the Great Depression. Approximately 48 percent of young...
  • Battle over COVID-19 school openings goes to the courts

    08/30/2020 8:47:57 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | John Kruzel | John Kruzel
    Teachers unions are waging court fights across the country aimed at unwinding what they say are unsafe and politically motivated timetables for reopening schools that risk exposing personnel to the coronavirus pandemic. State officials eager to ramp up brick-and-mortar school buildings are facing lawsuits from Florida to Texas to Iowa over reopening plans as well as access to the COVID-19 infection data needed to monitor the rate of spread within school communities. At the same time, lawsuits are flying from the opposition direction: Parents in several states including New York, Massachusetts and Oregon, dissatisfied with web-based teaching alternatives, are suing...
  • Parents have lost control of their children's education

    08/23/2020 4:17:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 76 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Saturday, August 22, 2020 | Everett Piper
    Where did this all come from: the vitriol and vice, the anger and hatred, the looting, the riots, the destruction, the nihilistic confusion, the science-denying gender-bending sexuality, the suicidal infatuation with socialism, the adolescent whining for safety rather than freedom? Just look over your son’s or daughter’s shoulder, and you might find the answer. Mr. Kay, who teaches English at... a Philadelphia public school, expressed his concern about the “damage” that “parents” might cause if they overheard the lessons he had prepared for their children. Mr. Kay then described how “conservative parents” are his chief concern when he and his...
  • Parents and Teachers Starting 'Learning Pods' Are Done Waiting for Permission

    08/05/2020 8:17:09 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 30 replies
    Intellectual Takeout ^ | 8/4 | Kerry McDonald
    These learning pods, or in-home microschools, involve small groups of families coming together to take turns facilitating a curriculum for their children in their homes, or pooling resources to hire a teacher or college student to lead instruction. They are a creative, spontaneous response to uncertain or undesirable school reopening plans that make at-home learning easier, more practical, and more enjoyable for more families. These pods are also a prime example of what Adam Thierer calls “permissionless innovation,” where new solutions and discoveries are born without explicit regulatory blessings. In his book, Thierer explains: “The best solutions to complex social...
  • New School Choice? Trump Wants Education Funds To Go To Parents If Schools Don't Reopen

    07/27/2020 5:32:20 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Just the News ^ | 07/26/20 | Alex Nitzberg
    President Trump has been advocating for schools to reopen after many students were stuck at home for months amid the coronavirus crisis. And now he's calling for $105 billion of education funding to be included in Congress's next coronavirus-related legislative package."To encourage schools to make in-person classes available this fall, the President is requesting $105 billion in education funding as part of the next coronavirus relief bill—$70 billion of which will directly support K-12 education," a White House release says, noting that about half of that "$70 billion will be reserved for schools that reopen."An outspoken school choice advocate, the president during a Thursday press conference said that if schools do not reopen parents should be able...
  • How Black Lives Matter’s Hatred Of The Family Feeds Its Desire For Revolution

    07/18/2020 10:19:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 18, 2020 | Auguste Meyrat
    By preserving culture and supporting children, the nuclear family consequently becomes the highest and most effective form of empowerment. By now, people are realizing that Black Lives Matter (BLM) is less an organization committed to improving the black community, and more a Marxist group exploiting racial tensions to push its agenda. According to a recent poll, “70 percent of respondents think that the movement has not improved race relations, with 38 percent saying Black Lives Matter has made race relations worse.” After so much agitation and protest, BLM has little to show for itself besides fomenting chaos in urban America...
  • Yes, Senator, Parents Can Educate Their Own Kids

    06/24/2020 7:43:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 18, 2020 | Nicole Russell
    High school-educated, working-class parents aren’t capable of overseeing their own child’s education, a state lawmaker said last week. New Hampshire state Sen. Jeanne Dietsch, D-Peterborough, made the comment at a committee hearing last Tuesday while promoting a bill that would stop the state Board of Education from creating a new way of allocating high school graduation credits. “This idea of parental choice, that’s great if the parent is well-educated. There are some families that’s perfect for. But to make it available to everyone? No. I think you’re asking for a huge amount of trouble,” Dietsch said. Dietsch’s remarks represent a...
  • Antifa Soy Boy Brian Bartels, Accompanied By Mommy & Daddy, Just Turned Himself In To Police For Inciting Violence

    06/01/2020 3:17:39 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 66 replies
    Twitter ^ | 06/01/20 | Christi Chat
    Antifa Soy Boy Brian Bartels, accompanied by mommy & daddy, just turned himself in to police for inciting violence during Saturday's Pittsburgh RIOT and busting out the windows of a police car. https://twitter.com/ChatChristi/status/1267569960169148417  
  • Coronavirus has parents looking at homeschooling

    03/15/2020 1:06:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/13/20 | Mike Smith
    With the COVID-19 virus closing schools in China, South Korea, Italy, and the United States, parents are having to make a sudden and unexpected change in their children’s education. Most often, it means shifting education into the home. This learning at home looks different in different places. In Hong Kong, the government ordered 800,000 students to take what the Wall Street Journal calls “a crash course in digital learning.” In New York City, parents are already seeking out homeschooling resources that fit their children and their families in preparation for any school closings. The freedom of parents to choose the...
  • Forbidden Parenting

    03/04/2020 4:28:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2020 | John Stossel
    South Carolina mom Debra Harrell worked at McDonald's. She couldn't afford day care for Regina, her 9-year-old daughter, so she took her to work. But Regina was bored at McDonald's. One day, she asked if she could just play in the neighborhood park instead. "I felt safe there," tells me in my new video, "because I was with my friends and their parents." "She had her cellphone, a pocketbook with money in it," says Debra. "She had everything she needed." Regina was happy. Debra was happy. But one parent asked Regina where her mom was, and then called the police....
  • Opponents Go After ‘Draconian’ Bill Requiring Parental Notification Before Teaching LGBTQ Content in Schools

    02/18/2020 8:23:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 18, 2020 | Mary Margaret Olohan, Daily Caller News Foundation
    Opponents criticized an Iowa bill that would require schools to notify parents before teaching LGBTQ content to children. Lawmakers introduced the Republican-sponsored House File 2201 in January, a bill that would require schools to annually notify parents about any kind of material that discusses gender or sexual orientation. This would then give parents the opportunity to inspect such material and pull their children out of certain classes. The bill is one of 13 pieces of legislation introduced in the Iowa state Legislature that opponents are calling anti-LGBTQ, CNN reported Friday. Republican Iowa state Rep. Jeff Shipley says that the bill...
  • Bank Reverses Decision, Picks Kids Over LGBT Activists

    02/12/2020 9:27:43 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 11, 2020 | Tony Perkins and FRC senior writers
    Seven hundred kids. That’s how many students would have lost their scholarships—and a chance at a better life—if Fifth Third Bank hadn’t come to its senses. Instead, after a week of uncertainty, the company sat down with Florida parents and pastors and decided not to listen to Florida’s cultural bullies. It’s one thing for a company to support LGBT extremism. It’s quite another, the bank agreed, to hurt needy children in the process. Most kids had already left school for the weekend when they got the good news: One of the biggest contributors to the Florida voucher program wasn’t dropping...
  • Supreme Court to Hear ‘Bridgegate’ and School Choice Cases

    01/14/2020 8:09:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 13, 2020 | Elizabeth Slattery and Abigail Klose
    The Supreme Court returned Monday for oral arguments after a lengthy holiday break. During the court’s January sitting, the justices will hear arguments in eight cases, including ones dealing with school choice and the “Bridgegate” scandal. The justices already have heard arguments in cases involving the Second Amendment, Obamacare, and whether federal law covers claims of discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. Later in the term, the court will take up cases involving the president’s ability to fire the head of an “independent” agency, regulation of abortion providers, and the dispute over a subpoena for President Donald Trump’s...
  • For some, pedestrian-crosswalk improvements on Highway 95 can’t come soon enough (Minnesota)

    12/21/2019 11:40:57 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Twin Cities Pioneer Press ^ | December 17, 2019 | Mary Divine
    Car after car sped past Bayport resident Heidi Olivier on Friday afternoon as she tried to cross Minnesota 95, the city’s busy main street. With 2-year-old son Otto in tow, Olivier first checked traffic in both directions. Then she left Otto in his stroller on the sidewalk and stepped off the curb at Second Avenue with her arms out. After verifying that drivers in both directions had seen her and stopped, she headed back to the sidewalk to collect Otto. “Only one car didn’t stop,” she said, after she made it to the west side of the highway just outside...
  • 1 Year After Sex Change, This Teen Regrets His ‘Frankenstein Hack Job’

    11/18/2019 11:33:09 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 141 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 17, 2019 | Walt Heyer
    Less than a year after having gender surgery, Nathaniel now says, “This whole thing was a bad idea. I am 19 years old, and I feel as though I have ruined my life.” It’s heartbreaking each time I get a letter from someone who underwent gender-change surgery and regrets it, especially someone as young as Nathaniel. With his permission, I’m telling a bit of his story to raise awareness of the young lives being ruined by the rush to surgery, and hoping that hearing the testimony of this young man will influence others on this path to slow down and...
  • Chelsea Clinton’s ‘Book Of Gutsy Women’ Proves Her Parents Are Her Career

    11/13/2019 6:35:16 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 11/13/2019 | Emma Freire
    Chelsea Clinton has never grown up. She is America’s Peter Pan. She lives in her own version of Neverland. Chelsea would probably be offended by that comparison—not for the obvious reasons but because Peter Pan is a boy and she believes far too many children’s stories are about boys. After she became a mother, she says she realized “how many kids’ books are centered on male voices — even books about animals are told from the male-animal perspective.” She tackled this pressing societal problem by authoring children’s books, and no doubt she pocketed a healthy pay check for her efforts.
  • Virginia School Board Candidate Warns Parents Of Graphic Sexual Content

    11/11/2019 5:30:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | November 9, 2019 | The Activist Mommy
    A school board candidate in Northern Virginia may have lost the election, but she’s not giving up the fight to protect children in her district. In a Facebook post, Fairfax County School Board candidate Priscilla DeStefano warned parents in the district that children as young as 6th grade would begin receiving graphic, highly inappropriate surveys on sexual activity, drug use, and more unless they take the time to opt out. https://www.facebook.com/PriscillaForFairfax/photos/a.111043596987758/120923609333090/ “We must be vigilant about what is going on in our schools,” DeStefano wrote. “I may have lost, but the fight is not over!!” “Starting this week, 6th, 8th,...
  • What I Learned About the Transgender Politics Injected Into This Affluent County’s 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...
  • Netflix Ignores Pleas From Parents, Psychologists To Pull 13 Reasons Why

    10/14/2019 12:49:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | October 12, 2019 | The Activist Mommy
    Netflix continually shows an absolute lack of regard for basic decency when it comes to the content they offer subscribers. Perhaps the single greatest offender among Netflix’s offerings is ‘13 Reasons Why,’ their smash hit teen drama laced with suicide, rape, graphic sex scenes, and more. Everything you want your children to be inundated with all in one convenient television series, right? 13RW goes beyond typical sin-glorifying entertainment, however. Centered largely around the suicide of Hannah Baker, one of its main characters, the show has prompted copycat suicides. According to the American Family Association, a young woman, Anna Bright took...
  • Parents Fight Back: Sex and Kindergarten in America

    10/01/2019 6:49:06 PM PDT · by Twotone · 26 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | October 1, 2019 | Tony Perkins
    "I dare you... Hold up the textbook in front of the camera and show them a picture of what 10-year-olds are going to be asked to see." That was Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers's (R) challenge to reporters, when they asked him about his fierce response to the radical Left's sex ed. He pointed to a book, called It's Perfectly Normal, that isn't normal at all -- unless you're one of those rare individuals who think teaching anal sex to five-year-olds is a good idea. Arizona State Superintendent Kathy Hoffman's (D), Twitter profile shows a picture of the new officeholder...