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  • Biden revokes Trump report promoting ‘patriotic education’

    01/21/2021 4:30:30 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 21, 2021 | By COLLIN BINKLEY
    President Joe Biden revoked a recent Trump administration report that aimed to promote “patriotic education” in schools but that historians mocked and rejected as political propaganda. In an executive order signed on Wednesday in his first day in office, Biden disbanded Donald Trump’s presidential 1776 Commission and withdrew a report it released Monday. Trump established the group in September to rally support from white voters and as a response to The New York Times’ “1619 Project,” which highlights the lasting consequences of slavery in America. In its report, which Trump hoped would be used in classrooms across the nation, the...
  • The Spurning of Old Books: The Devaluation of the Past Threatens Higher Ed

    01/13/2021 3:35:44 AM PST · by karpov · 4 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | January 13, 2021 | Matthew Stewart
    Alan Jacobs’ new book, Breaking Bread with the Dead: A Reader’s Guide to a More Tranquil Mind, is a coaxing argument to read “old books that come from strange times.” Readers of his previous works The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction and How to Think will not be surprised that Jacobs, distinguished professor of humanities at Baylor University, brings intellectual heft to the self-help genre. Jacobs focuses on why we ought to pay attention to old books. There is no surprise in learning that such reading makes us deeper, fuller persons, and more humble. Ex post facto...
  • Fix education now: 8-point checklist for reforming public schools

    01/02/2021 6:52:16 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 44 replies
    Renew America ^ | Nov. 18, 2020 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    If our irresponsible media would do its job, if our politicians and community leaders would be more involved in ending the great national embarrassment, if parents would understand what's going on in the classroom and become so angry they won't take it anymore, we could have better schools in no time. Here is a dirty little secret that deserves your consideration. Most of the problems in the public school are caused by deliberate human actions. Not innocent human error as when somebody pushes the wrong button. No; think of the situation where somebody cuts a plane’s fuel line.George Soros said...
  • To Further Politicize Curriculum, Teachers Are Dumping More Classic Literature

    12/31/2020 9:45:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 31, 2020 | Nathanial Blake
    The woke left rejects Homer, and the rest of the Western canon, because they hate any art that doesn’t reinforce their narrow-minded ideology.The woke are succeeding where Plato failed. In Plato’s most famous dialogue, the “Republic,” the character of Socrates argues the ideal polity will exclude Homer and the rest of the Greek poets and dramatists. But Plato, who loved the poets, leaves the door open for their return. As with much else in Plato’s work, the proposed ban on Homer should perhaps be taken seriously, not literally. Today’s cultural radicals, however, have no such subtlety. When they say we...
  • Public school enrollments down as parents start noticing liberal propaganda

    12/20/2020 12:32:23 PM PST · by xomething · 29 replies
    lifesitenews ^ | 12/19/2020 | Dan Hart
    In the age of COVID, parents are taking a stand against public school identity politics and indoctrination by removing their kids. December 19, 2020 (FRC Action) — With school shutdowns, logistical complexities with online classes, and rampant uncertainty due to the coronavirus, it's been a monumentally difficult year for students, their parents, and teachers. But there has been a silver lining in all of this: more and more parents are having their eyes opened to the leftist agenda that has embedded itself in many of our nation's public schools. Just last week, a school board in Fairfax County in northern...
  • The Top op 50 conservative colleges in America

    12/16/2020 6:10:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 12/16/2020 | Haley Worth
    Researchers from the Heartland Institute and Stopping Socialism created a list of the 50 most conservative colleges in the United States. Information such as surveys, cost, and enrollment were all considered when making the list with the goal of preventing indoctrination "with far-left ideas like socialism."Factors considered when compiling the list included surveys from Niche.com, which ranks colleges; Young America’s Foundation, Princeton Review, and experts at the Heartland Institute. Researchers also looked at enrollment and admissions information from various schools, and the cost of attendance.The top five are as follows:1.) Hillsdale College2.) Grove City College3.) College of the Ozarks4.) Liberty...
  • The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America

    12/15/2020 5:09:47 PM PST · by linMcHlp · 22 replies
    The book (title above) by Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, was reviewed by Samuel Blumenfeld for WND, and his article: https://www.wnd.com/1999/12/2877/ was published on December 2, 1999. The source URL goes to Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt's website.
  • Looking for good history books for my ten year old son

    12/03/2020 10:19:52 PM PST · by MAGA2017 · 107 replies
    I'm looking for books on American history that I can give to my ten year son. He's interested in the American Revolutionary War but he's interested in other topics as well. I'm concerned about ordering something from Amazon or elsewhere that might contain nonsense about transgender Founding Fathers or Muslim pioneers who took part in the Constitutional Convention. Any suggestions?
  • The Tragedy of Black Education Is New

    12/03/2020 5:32:28 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 14 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 2 Dec 2020 | Walter Williams
    Several years ago, Project Baltimore began an investigation of Baltimore’s school system. What it found was an utter disgrace. In 19 of Baltimore’s 39 high schools, out of 3,804 students, only 14 of them, or less than 1%, were proficient in math. In 13 of Baltimore’s high schools, not a single student scored proficient in math. In five Baltimore City high schools, not a single student scored proficient in math or reading. Despite these academic deficiencies, about 70% of the students graduate and are conferred a high school diploma—a fraudulent high school diploma. The Detroit Public Schools Community District scored...
  • American High Schools Go Woke

    11/30/2020 2:08:39 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    freebeacon ^ | NOVEMBER 30, 2020 | Charles Fain Lehman
    Consultants cash in on radical changes to curricula nationwide In July, the leadership of Los Angeles's elite Harvard-Westlake School issued a 20-page confessional about the school’s role in perpetuating "racism and injustice" and promised changes. The school, which sends dozens of kids to the Ivy League every year, will now teach 11th-grade U.S. history from a "critical race theory perspective." And diversity consultancies, which routinely charge six figures for their services, will facilitate the school's transformation at every step. On the East Coast, the wealthy Fairfax County public school district shelled out $20,000 for an hourlong speech from critical-race commentator...
  • Uproar in Alberta over schools teaching 7- and 8-year-olds ancient history, Bible verses

    10/22/2020 9:45:19 PM PDT · by xomething · 15 replies
    lifesitenews ^ | 10/22/2020 | Jonathon Van Maren
    Rather than dumbing down the curriculum, advisers proposed that first and second graders study ancient China and Rome and learn the names of capitals. October 22, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) -- Earlier this week, Canadian media outlets broke what we are supposed to believe is a hugely upsetting story. Curriculum advisers handpicked by Alberta’s government, they reported, had made a series of unthinkable recommendations. Professors were called upon to condemn the proposals; commentators struggled to catch a breath; the New Democrats in opposition were frankly hornswoggled. The new recommendations, it turns out, include teaching seven- and eight-year-olds about ancient Rome, ancient China,...
  • ‘1619 Project’ Founder Melts Down After Criticism Of Her Fake, Revisionist American History

    10/16/2020 4:06:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/16/2020 | Tristan Justice
    The lead writer of The New York Times’ anti-American “1619 Project” suffered a meltdown last week when a colleague at her paper offered fair criticism of its revisionist and inaccurate account of history.On Oct. 9, New York Times columnist Bret Stephens published a more than 3,000-word essay outlining the project’s blunders that have led the academics with the National Association of Scholars (NAS) to call on the Pulitzer Prize Board to revoke its award to the project’s chief essayist, Nikole Hannah-Jones.“Journalists are, most often, in the business of writing the first rough draft of history, not trying to have...
  • Six Strategies for Trump to Make Education Great Again and Woo Back Suburban Voters

    09/28/2020 6:51:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | September 28, 2020 | Chad Bayse
    America stands in crisis today with urban rioting and political division. The crisis in America is at root a crisis in our educational system. As President Abraham Lincoln once said, "the philosophy of the school room in one generation with be the philosophy of government in the next." Taking Lincoln's quote forward 150 years, the theories of structural racism, critical race theory, Marxism, gender theory, revisionist history, queer theory, etc., are rapidly coming to bare in America's streets and the halls of government. The crisis in education has two facets: a crisis in civics and a crisis in science, technology,...
  • Maria Montessori challenged and changed how kids are taught, and remains influential today

    09/01/2020 10:00:02 AM PDT · by Borges · 16 replies
    Conversation.com ^ | 8/28/2020 | Catherine McTamaney
    One hundred and fifty years after Maria Montessori’s birth, tens of thousands of teachers around the world still hail her innovations and educational philosophy. One of Italy’s first female doctors, Montessori applied her training as a scientist to teaching children in new ways. She upended conventional thinking about education by, among other things, letting kids freely choose from an array of classroom activities to foster their independence. Many of Montessori’s original ideas are commonplace today, especially in preschools and kindergarten classrooms: child-sized tables, hands-on games and other opportunities to play at school. Even the common practice of letting children sit...
  • The Revolution Is Winning

    07/18/2020 2:25:07 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 22 replies
    NRO ^ | 18 July 2020 | Andrew McCarthy
    Radicals from the 1960s and 1970s now hold powerful positions in government and academia... This is what the revolution looks like. Weather Underground terrorists, who made no secret of being anti-AmeriKKKan “small-c” communists, are having more success than they could have dreamed of in the 1960s. They are dominating the language. You know that whole “white privilege” nostrum that we’re paying universities $60K per year to drum into our children’s brains? It is derived from their lamentation of “white skin privilege.” In their ideology, the revolution to overthrow the capitalist, racist, imperialist system summoned them — lily white radicals —...
  • BLM has already prepared curriculum for public schhool, and you'd better be afraid

    08/11/2020 3:44:05 PM PDT · by knarf · 31 replies
    FB ^ | August 11, 2020 | bitchute
    Not yet adopted, but it's ready to go
  • From the Horse's Mouth: Educationism Experts' Academic Writings on Dumbing Down School Students

    08/08/2020 10:43:06 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 18 replies
    Frreep | 08-08-2020 | CharlesOconnell
    Their professional purposes were handicapping the ordinary populations of Europe and America, to render them helpless, to ensure easy control, to regiment them for mass military service and factory employment, to eliminate competition for the accumulation of investment money, competition posed to the great financial families by average farmers, practical engineers and small entrepreneurs. We know why the deliberate dumbing down process was planned and implemented by "Educationists" in the period of 1880 to 1900, at the founding of mandatory, universal public education–with an unannounced agenda of propagating students’ educational failure–a design calculated to “crush the imagination” of school children....
  • Fourth Grade Teacher Details How Schools Push Ban History And Leftist Agendas

    08/01/2020 1:41:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 1, 2020 | Paulina Enk
    The parents don't even know what's going on because it's all at school,' says a fourth grade teacher in an interview. 'The parents question very little and they just assume the teacher knows what they're doing.' A world without textbooks or homework and where getting the wrong answer is celebrated may sound like an elementary student’s dream, but if such a fantasy becomes a reality, it would damage a generation of young minds. That is, however, exactly what is happening in many public elementary schools.Recently, I spoke with a fourth-grade teacher from the midwest, who shared her experience witnessing the...
  • California School Board Faces Ire of Parents After Teacher Reveals Shocking Union-Backed BLM Curriculum

    07/27/2020 10:47:27 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 23 replies
    Redstate ^ | July 27, 2020 | Kira Davis
    Brenda Lebsack has been a teacher in Orange County, California for over twenty-five years, and most recently a board member in the Orange Unified School District (OUSD). Lebsack has been increasingly concerned about the progressive political creep into California education and as a member of the union has been very forward in voicing her opinion that the current political agenda in California schools is robbing students of a quality education. Recently Lebsack sounded the alarm in her school district after discovering and reviewing the proposed new Black Lives Matter (BLM) curriculum that is being floated as a part of the...
  • University’s Anti-Bigotry Reading List Includes Book That Equates Conservatism With Racism

    07/16/2020 8:02:20 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 15, 2020 | Chrissy Clark
    George Washington University is urging students to read Conservatism and Racism, and Why in America They Are the Same in an effort to educate them about the dangers of stereotypes and discrimination. The "Solidarity Resource Syllabus" released by the Washington, D.C.-based school's Office of Diversity provides students with a reading list that focuses on racism in the United States. Among the 126 books that the university says "actively and effectively … [combat] injustice" is San Francisco State University professor Robert Smith's 2010 book that equates conservative beliefs with bigotry. That label applies to all who subscribe to right-leaning beliefs, including...