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  • Louisiana’s Department Of Education Shifts From CRT To American Exceptionalism

    05/20/2022 9:07:25 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-20-2022 | Matt McGregor via The Epoch Times
    Louisiana public schools are closing the door to woke ideologies in social studies curricula and turning instead to American exceptionalism. “If you look throughout the course of American history, you see that we have always been on a quest for freedom, whether it was the signers of the Declaration of Independence or the abolishment of slavery,” Louisiana Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley told The Epoch Times. A detail from the painting “Declaration of Independence” by John Trumbull (1826), depicting the Committee of Five: (L–R) John Adams, Robert Livingston, Roger Sherman, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin. (Public Domain) Brumley oversaw the...
  • Public schools are feeling the fallout from the COVID lockdowns

    05/19/2022 5:37:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May 19, 2022 | Andrea Widburg
    Vladimir Lenin allegedly said, "Give me four years to teach the children, and the seed I have sown shall never be uprooted." America's leftists have taken those words to heart and, since the 1930s, have assiduously winnowed their way into America's education system. The COVID lockdown, for all its destruction, may have ended up performing a huge service by exposing to parents just how bad the leftist toxin has grown in the last ten to fifteen years. The sea change in parental attitudes toward education is shown in the fact that, across America, public school enrollment is collapsing. In the...
  • Under Biden’s Title IX Changes, Wisconsin’s ‘Sexual Harassment’ Circus Over Trans Pronouns Would Ensnare Students In Every State

    05/20/2022 7:08:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    The Federalist.com ^ | May 20, 2022 | Kylee Zempel
    This is exactly the kind of routine hostility we can expect for students all over the country if Biden successfully writes ‘sexual orientation’ and ‘gender identity’ into the meaning of ‘sex’ in education. Braden Rabidoux had no idea how his life was about to change when his mother got a call from his school principal. Braden, an eighth-grader in Wisconsin’s Kiel Area School District, was the subject of a sexual harassment complaint and investigation, the principal told her. “I was like, ‘What? Sexual harassment? What are you talking about?'” Braden’s mom, Rose Rabidoux, recalled to The Federalist. “Because when I...
  • Are Schools Contributing To Skyrocketing ADHD Diagnoses? I’m A Pediatrician, And I Think So

    05/19/2022 11:51:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    The Federalist.com ^ | May 19, 2022 | Adrian Gaty
    We should stopping pushing 5-year-olds onto ADHD medication and start pushing them to get outside and play.My patient was struggling in the classroom and at home. His teacher complained that he couldn’t complete his math worksheets without frequent interventions to refocus him. His parents were tired of the nightly struggle to get him to sit still long enough to finish his homework. The Vanderbilt forms confirmed what everyone already knew: a classic case of ADHD. I filled out a letter for parents to give the school to start the formal process of getting him special classroom accommodations (extra time on...
  • Charges: Minnesota principal tried to hire 15-year-old prostitute

    05/19/2022 11:06:10 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 40 replies
    Fox9.com ^ | 5/19/2022 | Melissa Turtinen
    A Savage middle school principal has been charged, accused of prostitution of a minor following an undercover police operation in St. Louis Park on Tuesday. The St. Louis Park Police Department said Wednesday four men, including Eagle Ridge Middle School Principal Mohamed Selim, were arrested during the operation that involved undercover officers communicating with people who sought to buy sex from a minor. This operation was part of a coordinated statewide response aimed at ending human trafficking and exploitation, police said. Three of the four men arrested were booked into jail and released, but Selim, 38, of Lakeville, was being...
  • Rantz: School Board director hosts ‘Queer Youth Open Mic’ at sex shop

    05/18/2022 9:51:25 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    A Washington state school board director is hosting an LGBT event for kids at a sex shop. Jenn Mason is the owner of WinkWink, which bills itself as an all-ages, “identity-inclusive sex shop” in Bellingham. In addition to the sex products, Mason offers 50-minute sex coaching sessions. She’s also the school board director for the Bellingham School District. And on June 1, Mason is hosting “queer youth (0 to 18 years old)” for an open mic. At the free event, children will have five minutes to perform music and poetry, or simply tell a story. Unless Mason clears out the...
  • Malicious misgendering'? What about malicious stomping on free speech rights?

    05/19/2022 4:24:06 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 19 May, 2022 | Ed Brodow
    eady for your kid to be charged with sexual harassment for refusing to say "xir" or "zhim"? All rights, including freedom of religion, stem from freedom of speech. Without free speech, we have nothing. Zero. In complete disregard for this basic American value, free speech is regarded by the left as an outdated concept. Mark Steyn, author of America Alone, observed that we are turning into "one vast college campus," where there is one correct view and all others are prohibited. On such a "campus," there is no room for free speech. The latest manifestation of the left's distorted vision...
  • At least 135 teachers, aides charged with child sex crimes this year alone

    05/19/2022 4:34:44 AM PDT · by redguyinabluestate · 14 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 5/19/2022 | Jessica Chasmar
    At least 135 teachers and teachers’ aides have been arrested so far this year on child sex-related crimes in the U.S., ranging from child pornography to raping students. An analysis conducted by Fox News Digital looked at local news stories week by week featuring arrests of teachers and teachers’ aides on child sex-related crimes in school districts across the country. Arrests that weren't publicized were not counted in the analysis, meaning the true number may well be higher. The analysis found that at least 135 teachers and teachers’ aides have been arrested in 41 states between January 1 and May...
  • Biden Administration to Reverse Trump-Era Free Speech Rights in Education

    05/19/2022 4:40:35 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 18 May, 2022 | Eric Lendrum
    The Biden Administration’s Department of Education (DOE) is making plans to reverse Title IX regulations that had been implemented by the Trump Administration to more greatly protect free speech rights in education. The Daily Caller reports that the soon-to-be-unveiled rewrite by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), focusing on Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, will roll back the Trump-era rules dictating that public schools, from K-12 to college, must investigate claims of sexual misconduct in a fair an unbiased manner. The rules implemented by President Trump allowed greater rights to both the accused and the accuser in such...
  • CT schools will soon be required to teach climate change

    05/19/2022 6:43:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    The Stamford Advocate ^ | May 19, 2022 | By Ginny Monk
    Connecticut schools will soon be required to teach climate change as a part of the science curriculum, a move state legislators and advocates say will mean changes at a small percentage of schools that aren’t yet bringing the subject to the classroom. Close to 90 percent of schools already teach about climate change, but it will be required by state law beginning in July 2023, said Rep. Bobby Sanchez, co-chairman of the Education Committee. “We heard from teachers and from students that were concerned that climate change wasn’t being taught,” said Sanchez, D-New Britain. The bill passed the Education Committee...
  • Texas Church Evicted After Pastor Criticized LGBTQ Mural In City Council Meeting

    05/18/2022 9:43:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    The Federalist.com ^ | May 18, 2022 | Katelynn Richardson
    A new mural in the city of Georgetown, Texas, is generating controversy for its support of LGBTQ ideology. Members of one church who spoke out against public subsidies for sexual politics at a city council meeting believe their subsequent eviction from the Georgetown Palace Theatre was retaliation for their speech. The mural is part of a jointly sponsored initiative between the Georgetown Independent School District (GISD), Georgetown City Council, and the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board to display the work of one student artist a year. Under the agreement, GISD sponsors materials up to $500, and the city is responsible...
  • How Shaming My School Board’s Racism Cost Me My Job, But Not My Stand

    05/18/2022 10:48:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist.com ^ | May 18, | Asra Q Nomani
    I have witnessed a new racism by the 12-0 woke Democrats on the Fairfax County, Virginia school board, directed against Asian Americans, like me.Fairfax County, Va. — When I stepped before my local school board here in mid-March while on vacation, I knew I had a strong point to make. I just didn’t know it would cost me my job. Over the past two years, I have witnessed a new racism by the 12-0 woke Democrats on the school board, directed against Asian Americans, like me, whose children’s success in K-12 schools belie the notion that systemic racism oppresses all...
  • With Plunging Enrollment, a ‘Seismic Hit’ to Public Schools

    05/18/2022 7:24:19 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 54 replies
    NYT ^ | 17 May 2022 | Shawn Hubler
    In New York City, the nation’s largest school district has lost some 50,000 students over the past two years. In Michigan, enrollment remains more than 50,000 below prepandemic levels from big cities to the rural Upper Peninsula. In the suburbs of Orange County, Calif., where families have moved for generations to be part of the public school system, enrollment slid for the second consecutive year; statewide, more than a quarter-million public school students have dropped from California’s rolls since 2019. And since school funding is tied to enrollment, cities that have lost many students — including Denver, Albuquerque and Oakland...
  • Liberate DC Children From Government Schools

    05/18/2022 4:27:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2022 | Terry Jeffrey
    In the 2018-2019 school year, the government-run schools in Washington, D.C., beat the government-run schools in every state in the union in at least one measurable category: They spent the most money per pupil. That year, according to Table 236.75 published by the National Center for Education Statistics, the public elementary and secondary schools in our nation's capital spent a total of $29,925 per pupil. None of the 50 states came close to that. New York came in second place in the 2018-2019 school year with $26,799 in per pupil spending -- $3,126 behind the District of Columbia. Connecticut placed...
  • Pledge preceded by ‘land acknowledgement/BLM’ affirmation in Roseville school

    05/17/2022 1:15:03 PM PDT · by ClaytonForester · 11 replies
    Alpha News ^ | May 16, 2022
    The Pledge of Allegiance is preceded by a “land acknowledgement / BLM” statement in at least one Roseville public school. All Minnesota public and charter schools are required by law to lead students in reciting the pledge at least one time each week. While Roseville schools maintain compliance with this policy, at least one elementary school in the district has inserted politically charged language into what is usually a brief moment of patriotism. A photograph taken recently in a Roseville elementary classroom shows that the following affirmation of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) takes place before students turn to the...
  • When the People Tasked With Protecting Our Children Are the Villains

    05/17/2022 4:22:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 17, 2022 | Stephen Moore
    The evidence shows that school closures during COVID were an epic public policy blunder. The school lockdowns in many states were arguably the most significant episode of government-sponsored child abuse in American history. You don't have to take my word for it. Last week, the liberal New York Times came to the same conclusion after an extensive investigation. The New York Times found: "Extended school closures appear to have done much more harm than good, and many school administrators probably could have recognized as much by the fall of 2020. In places where schools reopened that summer and fall, the...
  • Chinese University a Laughing Stock After Telling Students to Do Swim Test 'Online'

    05/17/2022 11:13:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | MAY 16, 2022 | Liya Su
    A Chinese university’s move to shift a swimming test online sparks a wave of mockery on social media. South China Morning Post Shanghai University has become the subject of mockery after it moved a practical swimming examination "online". The dean's office at Shanghai University announced on May 15 that undergraduates finishing their bachelor's degrees due to take a 50-metre swimming test could participate online from home. In China, students at some of the most prestigious universities must learn to swim before they graduate because swimming is considered a survival skill and improves physical fitness. According to the university website, the...
  • Fairfax, Virginia Schools May Expel Elementary Students For ‘Misgendering’ People

    05/16/2022 6:30:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    The Federalist.com ^ | May 16, 2022 | Laura Bryant Hanford
    In Fairfax County, Virginia, changes set to be approved May 26 would punish ‘malicious misgendering’ at the same level as assault and battery.For those who scoff that Florida’s new education law bans “non-existent” gender indoctrination, let the tale of Fairfax County, Virginia serve as a wake-up call. Fairfax County’s school board has long prided itself on leading the way for the nation in cutting-edge education policy and curriculum. As the tenth-largest district in the nation, it holds disproportionate sway over other school boards. In 2015, the Fairfax school board blindsided parents with changes to its non-discrimination policy, followed by a...
  • Grove City board accepts full CRT report, says college promoted CRT

    05/15/2022 11:14:12 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 9 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | May 15, 2022 | By Kathryn Post
    In the latest development in Grove City College’s critical race theory saga, the board of trustees at the Pennsylvania school accepted the report from an ad hoc committee Friday (May 13) that acknowledged instances of “CRT advocacy” at the school. In accepting the report, the board also agreed to restore the word “conservative” to the school’s mission statement and adopted a list of “remedial actions” to curb CRT going forward, all while denying allegations of “going woke.” “Today, Board chair Ed Breen announced that the Grove City College Board of Trustees voted to accept and adopt the ad hoc committee...
  • Wisconsin middle schoolers accused of sexual harassment for using wrong gender pronouns.

    05/15/2022 9:51:07 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5.15.2022 | Michael Lee
    Three Wisconsin boys are facing sexual harassment charges from their middle school over accusations that they used incorrect gender pronouns on a fellow student. "I received a phone call from the principal over at the elementary school, forewarning me; letting me know that I was going to be receiving an email with sexual harassment allegations against my son," Rosemary Rabidoux, a parent of one of the accused, told Fox 11 News last week.