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  • Survey: UW students afraid to express views in class

    02/02/2023 5:52:42 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 7 replies
    WMTV - Madison, WI ^ | 2-1-23 | WWMTV - Madison,WI
    MADISON, Wis. — Most students who responded to a survey about free speech on University of Wisconsin campuses said they’re afraid to express their views on controversial topics in class because they fear other students won’t agree or it could hurt their grades, according to findings released Wednesday. A third of respondents, meanwhile, said they’ve felt pressure from an instructor to agree with a certain viewpoint. Almost half said they at least somewhat agree that administrators should bar controversial speakers if some students find the message offensive. “I want the University of Wisconsin System to be looked upon as a...
  • School choice’ is culture-war focus for Kansas lawmakers

    01/31/2023 2:05:02 AM PST · by blueplum · 6 replies
    AP ^ | 30 Jan 2023 | JOHN HANNA
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Republican legislators in Kansas are focusing on helping conservative parents remove their children from public schools over what’s taught about gender and sexuality rather than pursuing a version of what critics call Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law. A proposal to allow parents to use state tax dollars to pay for private or home schooling was to be available online Tuesday, a day after a committee on K-12 spending introduced the measure in the House. The introduction comes as funding and lesson plans for public schools have become hot button issues...
  • California’s First Lady Produces ‘Gender Justice’ Films, Sells to State Public Schools

    01/23/2023 10:36:00 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    California Globe ^ | January 23, 2023 | Katy Grimes,
    California Governor Gavin Newsom and his wife, “First Partner” Jennifer Siebel Newsom, have quite a money-making scheme going on: “He runs the state and she’s a nonprofit founder, entrepreneur, and filmmaker,” Open the Books reports. “While her husband attends to state business, Siebel Newsom engages in her passion: advancing ‘gender justice’ through her charitable nonprofit The Representation Project. According to tax documents the organization is ‘committed to building a thriving and inclusive society through films, education, and social activism.’” Jennifer Siebel Newsom solicited state vendors and the governor’s campaign donors for large gifts to her charity, The Representation Project. Siebel...
  • A Group of Pennsylvania Teachers Prove It Was Always About Indoctrination, Not Education

    01/18/2023 5:32:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Red State ^ | 01/18/2023 | Brandon Morse
    Public schools have become a minefield. Sending your kids to one is a gamble as winding up in the wrong classroom could put them into the clutches of an activist posing as a teacher, and as we’ve seen more and more over the years, these activists are everywhere.These activists can and will take advantage of your child’s naivete and sponge-like absorption of everything around him or her, to put ideas in their head that could harm them for the rest of their life.While I wouldn’t do something so ridiculous as to label every teacher a bad actor — I know...
  • You’re not imagining that hard leftists are ugly and unpleasant (with photos)

    12/29/2022 6:08:27 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 29 Dec, 2022 | Andrea Widburg
    A writer has put together all the studies about physical and mental differences between conservatives and leftists, and the results are clear (but hard to look at). There’s a new Substack site in town and, if a recent post about leftists’ biological underpinnings is anything to go by, this site will go far. The writer at Biopolitics has assembled all sorts of information about the mental and biological traits of being on the left and right sides of the political spectrum and reached an over-arching conclusion: Leftists are physically ugly and mentally unpleasant, although it remains unclear whether their biology...
  • A bill in Congress would increase starting teacher pay to $60K. Western Pa. districts think that could be problematic.

    12/27/2022 7:25:55 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 27, 2022 | Megan Tomasic
    A new bill introduced by a Florida congresswoman aims to incentivize states to increase minimum teacher salaries as the country’s education system faces a growing need for educators. The American Teacher Act was introduced last week by Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, chair of the Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee. The bill would work to entice states to increase the minimum K-12 teacher salary to $60,000 through a federal grant program. The bill is an attempt to persuade educators to remain in the profession as a national teacher shortage impacts districts across the country — a problem that has been...
  • John Hayward delves into the Left's escalating campaign to undermine parents at kids' expense

    12/14/2022 4:39:16 AM PST · by NetAddicted · 12 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 12/13/2022 | Sarah D
    As we told you, Joe and Jill Biden are hosting a special event today to celebrate signing the Respect for Marriage Act. Among the guests is “non binary drag artist” Marti G. Cummings, who, as Libs of Tik Tok found, isn’t just your run-of-the-mill drag artist, but also someone who really shouldn’t be anywhere near kids. We also recently learned of former head of the Twitter Trust and Safety Council Yoel Roth’s history of icky, sexually charged tweets, including several involving young children. We wish we could say that Cummings and Roth were outliers on the Left, but we can’t...
  • Minnesota science teacher claims cell biology lessons are part of 'capitalist indoctrination'

    12/13/2022 11:34:58 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 71 replies
    FOX News ^ | December 13, 2022 | Hannah Grossman
    A Minnesota science teacher in the Saint Paul Public Schools district lambasted cell biology lessons, particularly on mitochondrion, for containing "capitalist" propaganda, Fox News Digital found. Mandi Jung, a teacher at Highland Park Middle School, said, "Lately, there's been a lot of conversation about teachers indoctrinating students to their beliefs. And I always find this funny because our children are seeped in capitalist indoctrination from like the second they're born, basically." Jung proceeded to provide the "perfect example" of how "capitalist indoctrination" is expressed in her seventh grade science classes. "Seventh grade science… [is] the year that you learn that...
  • An "age restricted" video of a nickelodeon (kids channel) news report.

    12/11/2022 4:58:10 PM PST · by Dagny Muriel · 22 replies
    YouTube/ Nickelodeon ^ | 12/11/2022 | Dagney Muriel
    This is insanity. This video was labeled as "age restricted" .
  • CHILDREN IN CHARGE ‘Mini educators’ at home – and most think not recycling should be a crime

    12/10/2022 6:34:35 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 46 replies
    The Sun ^ | December 1, 2022 | Steve Richmond
    MORE than seven in 10 parents consider their children ‘mini educators’ at home, crediting them for changing attitudes and behaviour towards littering, use of plastic and food consumption. The detailed report of 1,000 youngsters aged 6 to 12, and their parents, delves into children’s views and insights on how behaviours at home affect the planet as a whole. It found primary schools are influential on issues such as what can be done about climate change and whether the family should eat meat. Children revealed they’d consider recyclables being incorrectly thrown in the bin an illegal offence (33 per cent). And...
  • Colleges Helped Cause the Enrollment Crash. Having abandoned traditionalism, universities are getting their just desserts.

    12/07/2022 3:58:37 AM PST · by karpov · 20 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | December 7, 2022 | Alexander Riley
    [T]he culture of higher education has operated to undermine its own continuing existence. The unrelentingly, radicalizing social-justice spirit of contemporary higher education includes open denunciation of people at the higher end of the socioeconomic spectrum. They have long made up the lion’s share of families paying full tuition, shouldering a disproportionate part of the work of making higher education economically feasible. I have heard that denunciatory sentiment expressed dozens of times on my campus by faculty members. Wealthy students, and especially wealthy white students, are described as an unwieldy burden on the new mission of higher education, which is, of...
  • Gorsuch Grills Lawyer Over Whether Colorado Baker Had To Go Through ‘Reeducation Program’

    12/05/2022 12:27:58 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5 Dec, 2022 | BRIANNA LYMAN
    Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch asked Monday whether Colorado baker Jack Phillips was forced to undergo “reeducation” after refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding. Gorsuch’s question came during oral arguments in the case of 303 Creative v. Elenis. Lorie Smith, who owns 303 Creative and provides graphic and web design services, sued the state in 2016 because she did not want to create wedding websites for same-sex couples, arguing the law violated her First Amendment rights. The case is similar to that of a 2018 case involving baker Jack Phillips, also from Colorado, who refused to make...
  • Mother of NYC heiress paid 'deprogrammer' big bucks after daughter 'brainwashed' by college's woke agenda

    11/27/2022 7:16:36 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 27, 2022 | Danielle Wallace
    New York City pharmaceutical heiress Annabella Rockwell is claiming that her mother paid a $300-a-day "deprogrammer" after believing her daughter had been "brainwashed" by attending an all-female elite liberal college that left the young woman "totally indoctrinated" and estranged from the parents who raised her. "I left school very anxious, very nervous, very depressed and sad," Rockwell, now 29, recently told the New York Post. "I saw everything through the lens of oppression and bias and victimhood. I came to the school as someone who saw everyone equally. I left looking for injustice wherever I could and automatically assuming that...
  • Evidence Grows Proving That Transgenderism Is a Social Contagion

    11/26/2022 10:46:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/26/2022 | Matt Margolis
    There’s been a troubling trend in recent years of young people increasingly identifying as transgender. In fact, the transgender phenomenon, which was once mostly associated with men, is now dominated by women. Data suggests that peer influence is playing a role in the surge in transgender identity, and now some transgender advocates are admitting that this is a problem. While the transgender cult insists that the rapid increase of transgender identification is because of growing social acceptance that encourages transgender people to not keep their identity secret, others point out that the rapid growth and the changing demographics prove that...
  • Profs Declared ‘Priests of Democracy‘ [semi-satire]

    11/20/2022 9:13:13 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 November 2022 | John Semmens
    This week Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker blocked enforcement of Florida’s “Stop WOKE Act,” saying that “it infringes on the right of university professors to exercise their freedom of speech in their classrooms.” Walker declared that “professors are the priests of our democracy. The enemies of our democracy cannot be permitted to interfere with their efforts to convert students to the correct way of thinking about our history and our society.” Bryan Griffin, press secretary for Gov. Ron DeSantis asserted that “the Stop WOKE Act protects the open exchange of ideas by prohibiting teachers who hold agency over others...
  • Parents Gain Ground in Local School Boards [semi-satire]

    11/14/2022 9:18:57 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 Nov 2022 | John Semmens
    In his post-election victory speech Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) was pleased to see that many parents seeking seats on local school boards were winning their races. "We are putting parents back in charge of their kids' education," he gleefully observed. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif) disagreed, saying that "letting parents have a say in their children's education is just stupid. Parents are totally unqualified to determine what their children need to learn. It's like letting patients have a say on whether or not to have surgery. That should be left up to the experts. Most of the parents running for school...
  • Professors publish playbook for how teachers can address parents concerned about CRT

    11/13/2022 1:25:00 PM PST · by Right Wing Vegan · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | Emma Colton
    A recent report published by a trio of college professors details "effective responses" school leaders can use when questioned by parents who are concerned about critical race theory curricula. "The goal of effective messaging is essentially to step away from the fueling of fear because people can very easily go down a rabbit hole of engaging in debates that become echo chambers," Francesca López, one of the authors of the report, said, according to Education Week. She serves as the Waterbury Chair in Equity Pedagogy at The Pennsylvania State University. "Effective messaging moves beyond just engaging in a debate," she...
  • Elon Musk and the revenge of the gatekeepers - A coalition of big business, the media and NGOs is trying to thwart Musk’s plans.

    11/11/2022 4:38:31 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    Spiked ^ | 8 Nov, 2022 | FRANK FUREDI
    For America’s cultural elites, it is now almost obligatory to hate Elon Musk. It is not difficult to see why they feel this way. After all, Musk is one of the very few high-profile businessmen who is prepared to publicly distance himself from the woke values that the elites hold dear. For several years now, the man who made electric cars cool has shown a rare willingness to question social-justice orthodoxies. He has frequently referred to himself as a ‘free-speech absolutist’. And now, after buying Twitter, he has promised to make the popular social-media platform a ‘haven for free speech’....
  • Why there wasn't a red wave

    11/09/2022 3:50:56 PM PST · by Dagny Muriel · 130 replies
    You tube ^ | 11/9/2022 | NO Panic
    As a millennial, In my opinion there are 2 reasons for the Republican's issue in gaining the genZ and millennial support 1. We want more social freedoms. We believe the government has no right to dictate our lives. My body my choice, both ways. Do drugs, not my right to tell you no. You are gay? Cool, doesn't matter. Marriage is a religious institution not a government responsibility. Tax implications are another story and if two people are “married” the federal government should not be regulating morality. This is where Republicans mess up. Stop focusing on these petty things and...
  • Somali parents join movement against left-wing indoctrination in schools (MN)

    11/01/2022 11:19:50 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 9 replies
    AlphaNews ^ | 11/01/22 | Alexander Henderson
    The Minnesota Parents Alliance packed a room in Golden Valley Sunday afternoon for an event geared toward Somali parents, many of whom were shocked and alarmed to discover some of the materials available to their kids. Public school priorities are increasingly at odds with the family values and religious beliefs of the Somali community, speakers at the event explained. “Our Somali community is very concerned for their school children. Public schools are sexualizing our children. Topics being discussed with our children are inappropriate, confusing and in conflict with our family values and religious beliefs,” said Shukri Abdirahman, a former Republican...