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  • City student passes 3 classes in four years, ranks near top half of class with 0.13 GPA

    03/05/2021 2:17:19 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 42 replies
    Fox 5 ^ | 3/1/21
    A shocking discovery out of a Baltimore City high school, where Project Baltimore has found hundreds of students are failing. It’s a school where a student who passed three classes in four years, ranks near the top half of his class with a 0.13 grade point average. Tiffany France thought her son would receive his diploma this coming June. But after four years of high school, France just learned, her 17-year-old must start over. He’s been moved back to ninth grade. As we dig deeper into her son’s records, we can see in his first three years at Augusta Fells,...
  • UConn Student Body President Under Fire for Supporting Free Speech

    03/04/2021 4:55:02 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 4, 2021 | ALANA MASTRANGELO
    The student body president of the University of Connecticut (UConn) has fallen under fire by his peers in student government over his support of pro-free speech legislation on campus. The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Governing Board recently issued a “vote of no confidence” for student body president Mike Hernández over his support of a proposed free speech bill, according to a report by Daily Campus. The legislation in questions seeks to protect the right of students to freely express their opinions within student government and at the university as a whole. This concept, however, is facing backlash on campus, as...
  • Arizona Education Department encourages talking to babies about racism, says 3-month-olds can be racist: Report

    03/04/2021 7:36:47 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 58 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 3/4/21 | Michael Lee
    Arizona Education Department encourages talking to babies about racism, says 3-month-olds can be racist: Report The Arizona Department of Education has purportedly created an “equity toolkit” that teaches parents how children as young as 3 months can develop racial bias and encourages parents and teachers to talk to young children about race. “SCOOP: The Arizona Department of Education has created an ‘equity’ toolkit claiming that babies show the first signs of racism at three months old and that white children ‘remain strongly biased in favor of whiteness’ by age five,” writer Christopher F. Rufo reported on Twitter.
  • Gov. Gavin Newsom: Students Need to Go Back to Class...But Teachers Can Stay Home

    03/04/2021 8:31:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/03/2021 | Bronson Stocking
    California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom suggested this week that teachers who do not feel safe returning to the classroom can stay home. State lawmakers are proposing a $6.6 billion aid package to help schools reopen for in-person learning, including $2 billion to public schools for personal protective equipment, ventilation upgrades and COVID testing. But a portion of the aid package also includes contingencies to allow teachers and school staff to remain home, Fox News reported. "No one is compelling anybody," the governor admitted on Monday. "We’re creating conditions where we expect in-person instruction. We’re going to provide supports, supplementary supports...
  • Are you fed up with your kids' education? Teachers' unions got you down? It's good to know your alternatives to government shooling.

    03/04/2021 6:33:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/04/2021 | Brian Garrison
    Are you unhappy with your children's K–12 education? Do you believe that your children are subjected to indoctrination? If you answered yes to either question, there are alternative educational options worth considering.If you live in a state with an education savings account (ESA) education savings account (ESA) or school voucher program, you should take advantage of the program and send your child to an outstanding school that you can afford. If you do not have access to an ESA or school voucher program, and you are not satisfied with your child's school, you may want to consider other options, such...
  • 6th grade choir teacher separates kids into 'privileged' and 'targeted' groups in lesson on 'oppression'

    03/03/2021 12:31:57 PM PST · by gattaca · 62 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 3, 2021 | Phil Shiver
    Parents, be aware A middle school choir teacher in Minnesota recently taught a class full of sixth-graders about various "types of oppression" by separating students into "privileged" and "targeted" categories, during what the school called a "social-emotional lesson." The revelation is just the latest example of educators and administrators force-feeding critical race theory and progressive political ideology to young, impressionable students — often while the social engineering campaign goes completely unnoticed by parents. What are the details? Far from receiving musical instruction, students at Sunrise Park Middle School near St. Paul, Minnesota, recently received a heavy dose of intersectional brainwashing...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Anti-racist zoom seminars, asked to reflect whether they are a white supremacist and their children told white heads are dangerous places for black people: Parents' fury at lessons in wokeness but who are too terrified to speak out

    03/03/2021 12:09:56 PM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 3, 2021 | Shawn Cohen
    A woke offensive has taken the nation's schools by storm in the aftermath of the George Floyd fallout, but instead of the intended purpose of solving racial inequities it's irritated parents of all persuasions. In interviews with DailyMail.com, parents say they've been overwhelmed by education reformers seeking to impose anti-racist agendas on America's schools. They describe the efforts as well-intentioned but often rushed, condescending, insulting and poorly timed, coming during a global pandemic when most families are just trying to get by. 'It's a whole cottage industry right now, a whole lot really fast that even a good-hearted liberal like...
  • The Worst Ideas in Education Policy are Bipartisan

    03/03/2021 9:53:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2021 | Jane Robins
    A continuing frustration for conservatives, especially those with school-aged children, is that most of the worst ideas in education policy are bipartisan. Ignorant of the real agendas of the progressive education establishment and apparently unwilling to do basic research, Republican politicians happily promote any initiative that bears an appealing title. This willful blindness is responsible for such bankrupt policies as Common Core, digital learning, and student data tracking. History repeats, this time with respect to civics education. In 2020 Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) introduced the Educating for Democracy Act (EDA), which would require taxpayers to...
  • The Left’s Vision Of Equity Will Cripple A Generation Of Minority Students

    03/03/2021 7:33:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 3, 2021 | Delano Sqires
    Is there anything worse for black K-12 students who want to become engineers than teachers who think they can’t meet the same standards as their classmates?New York City’s Department of Education recently decided to change admission into its Gifted and Talented program from a single test for students in kindergarten through third grade to a questionnaire for the pre-K teachers of applicants and a lottery system. This change—widely criticized by parents — is a perfect example of the pitfalls of the current push for equity in education.I have no issue debating the merits of the previous admissions process. My problem...
  • If You Liked Common Core, You’re Going To Love Joe Biden’s Anti-American Civics Project

    03/02/2021 7:57:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 2, 2021 | Joy Pullman
    We have just the perfect solution for American kids' deep ignorance about their nation's founding principles, system of government, and history. It's making them into political activists!It’s deja vu all over again. A coalition of government- and billionaire-funded nonprofits has a “bipartisan” plan for national curriculum goals, this time concerning U.S. history and government. Today this “state-led” coalition is releasing a major report they hope will get the attention of the Biden administration and state governors to “collaboratively” enact their vision nationwide. Remember, these sorts of national plans are supported by people on the right and left, so there can...
  • This private school has been open all school year, and has had zero in-school transmissions of COVID-19. And its tuition is far less than what the public schools spend. The real reason for keeping the public schools closed has nothing to do with COVID-19.

    03/01/2021 12:53:42 PM PST · by grundle · 18 replies
    wordpress ^ | March 1, 2021 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    This private school has been open all school year, and has had zero in-school transmissions of COVID-19. And its tuition is far less than what the public schools spend. The real reason for keeping the public schools closed has nothing to do with COVID-19.By Daniel Alman (aka Dan from Squirrel Hill)March 1, 2021According to this article, zero cases of COVID-19 have been contracted at this private Catholic school in Philadelphia, which has been open for the entire school year so far.For students who are not part of the school’s affiliated church, tuition is $6,332 yer year. It’s even less for...
  • Madison teachers warned against COVID strike (Wisconsin)

    03/01/2021 9:34:26 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 10 replies
    Empower Wisconsin ^ | March 1, 2021 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON, WI — Two public-interest law firms are warning Madison’s teachers union that it could face a lawsuit if educators follow through on a plan to fake COVID-19 en masse as a protest against the return of in-person learning. “Madison Teachers, Inc. leaders are asking their members to falsely call-in sick in order to shut down in-person learning,” Daniel Suhr, senior attorney at the Liberty Justice Center said Friday in a press release. “An organized sick out is a form of strike and illegal in the State of Wisconsin and we are prepared to file a lawsuit to stop this...
  • After Leading School Closures, Berkeley Teachers' Union President Spotted Dropping Daughter Off at In-Person Preschool

    02/28/2021 10:56:32 PM PST · by grundle · 15 replies
    KQED ^ | February 28, 2021 | Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez
    Parent groups are crying "hypocrisy" after a video surfaced showing the president of the Berkeley teachers union dropping off his two-year-old daughter at an in-person preschool. Matt Meyer, president of the Berkeley Federation of Teachers, has fought for what he called the "gold standard" for the teachers he represents — saying Berkeley schools should only reopen to in-person learning when educators are vaccinated, among other criteria. A tentative plan between the Berkeley Unified School District and Berkeley Federation of Teachers in mid-February would see preschoolers through second grade returning to class at the end of March and other grades staggering...
  • Conservative Educators Blog #1

    02/28/2021 3:58:36 PM PST · by GeorgianaCavendish · 7 replies
    my inbox | Feb 28 2021 | Georgiana Cavendish
    I am conservative. I am also an educator. For a while now, I have felt an increasing need to report the sort of things that go on at Public School (and probably at private school although you don't hear about it). I share many concerns with other Freepers about our educational system, and it is these concerns that have made me decide to start publishing the garbage I receive from the left. My goal with this blog is to create a record of the comings and goings of public education for you all. This includes: -emails we receive -educational opportunities...
  • China Buys Western Academics

    02/28/2021 3:22:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 02/28/2021 | Giulio Meotti
    * "The inaugural conference assured [everyone] that Tibet was never annexed, [and] that the Chinese intervention of 1950 had been requested by the Tibetans," Nicolas Nord, a law professor, recalled. * [T]he proposed new head of the CIA, William J. Burns, said that if it were up to him, he would close Confucius Institutes in Western universities. * Seventeen schools in the UK are already owned by Chinese companies, and that number is destined to rise. In addition, The Times revealed that the University of Cambridge received a "generous gift" from Tencent Holdings, one of the largest technology companies in...
  • Virginia College Forfeits Basketball Game After Suspending Players For Kneeling During Anthem

    02/28/2021 11:32:56 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 45 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 14 Feb 2021 | Rick Moran
    The players claim that a pro-Trump rally held near the campus shows that some protests are OK with the school. But the school pointed out that the Trump rally was held on city streets, not college grounds. That didn’t satisfy the players: “So it’s OK for everyone to have a Trump rally with Confederate flags, but it’s not OK for us to kneel for our people who’ve fallen,” Christian said. “He didn’t have an answer for that.” This is the mind of a child in the body of a college athlete. The Trump rally was not on the college grounds....
  • Dinesh D'Souza floats a proposal to humble the Ivy League: Proposes a novel and seemingly workable solution to the problem of leftist bias in our nation's colleges and universities

    02/28/2021 10:03:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/28/2021 | Bill Hansmann
    Dinesh D'Souza, the Indian-American conservative political commentator, filmmaker, and survivor of the Obama virtual gulag whom President Trump later pardoned, has come up with a novel and seemingly workable solution to the problem of leftist bias in our nation's colleges and universities. He proposes a national online university utilizing a hundred or so of the country's finest educators. He states that this "Harvard-level education" could be had for around $5,000 a year while avoiding the requisite radicalization that occurs on a majority of campuses. D'Souza's outside-the-box thinking has provided a solution in keeping with the times. Thanks to the often...
  • Nearly Half of Tokyo High Schools Request Proof of Students' 'Real Hair'

    02/28/2021 5:40:46 AM PST · by BobL · 54 replies
    Vice ^ | February 26, 2021 | Hanako Montgomery
    Data released this week from the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education released showed that 44.6% of Tokyo’s 177 full-time high schools request “real hair certificates.” Students with hair that don’t adhere to the “straight and black” standard are asked to submit proof that their hair is natural. Some schools reportedly ask for childhood photos as evidence. The certificates must also be signed by a guardian. In filing this form, schools can “prevent any misunderstanding about a student’s natural hair,” the Tokyo board stated. Japan’s school rules have repeatedly come under fire for being too strict, with guidelines often cited as...
  • Fact Check: Are Buffalo Schools Teaching Students That All Whites Perpetuate Racism?

    02/27/2021 11:46:04 PM PST · by blueplum · 27 replies
    Newsweek via MSN ^ | 26 Feb 2021 | Mary Ellen Cagnassola
    Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) in Erie County, New York, found itself the subject of national headlines this week for its work incorporating anti-racist principles into its curriculum. ...The curriculum has received pushback from the right along with accusations that its teachings are "anti-white" and inappropriate for school... ...Dr. Fatima Morrell, BPS' associate superintendent for Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Initiatives, led the charge for the incorporation of BLM-based curricula for grades K-12 for the 2020-2021 school year. It is derived from the organization Black Lives Matter at School, an educator-driven movement advocating for racial justice in education. Its guiding principles include...
  • Boston public schools cancel new advanced classes for high performing students because of racial inequalities

    02/27/2021 9:08:07 AM PST · by Stravinsky · 102 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 26, 2021 | Carlos Garcia
    Boston Public Schools officials said that a program with advanced learning classes would be cancelled over concerns that the classes served disproportionate racial groups. The program known as Advanced Work Classes was intended to serve high-performing students in the fourth, fifth and sixth grade. Students are encouraged to study their subjects in a deeper and non-traditional manner. School officials became concerned when a report showed that the program was disproportionately serving white students, and underserving black and Hispanic students. The district analysis found that more than 70% of the students in the program were white or Asian, while nearly 80%...