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  • Teachers Union Head Randi Weingarten Says Kids Can’t Go Back To School Because Jews Have Too Much Privilege

    04/16/2021 7:22:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 16, 2021 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Teachers union president Randi Weingarten channels Marx calling Jews 'privileged' members of the 'ownership class' to justify the harm she’s doing to children.What is motivating teachers unions to keep public schools closed for as long as possible?We’ve constantly heard from the left about the need to “follow the science” in dealing with the coronavirus, as President Joe Biden has repeatedly pledged to do. Yet the gap between administration policies or even the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and the scientific facts about how the virus is spread is considerable.Given that we’ve known since last summer that younger...
  • Elementary school principal arrested, accused of sexually abusing multiple students

    04/15/2021 7:00:25 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 8 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | April 14, 2021 | T. Grant Benson
    HILTON, N.Y. — An elementary school principal has been hit with several felony counts after police say he sexually abused students. Kirk Ashton, the principal at Northwood Elementary School, faces nine counts of endangering the welfare of a child, six counts of first-degree sexual abuse and five counts of second-degree course of sexual conduct. Prosecutors allege Ashton’s victims were boys between the ages of 9 and 12.
  • Florida elementary school teacher arrested for soliciting, traveling to meet 2-year-old

    04/02/2021 4:44:07 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    WPEC ^ | 4/2/2021 | Sabrina Lolo
    ALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (WPEC) — A 27-year-old teacher at Grove Park Elementary School in Florida is behind bars for soliciting and traveling to meet a 2-year-old, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said. Xavier Donte Alexander, who teaches fourth grade, was arrested Thursday and will appear in court Friday morning. According to Alexander's LinkedIn profile, he's been teaching at Grove Park for six months and has been an employee for the Palm Beach County School District since 2012. Detectives learned through an investigation that Alexander is also a babysitter on Care.com and other nanny websites, according to the sheriff's...
  • Expecting math students to get the right answer is now considered to be a form of “white supremacy”

    02/12/2021 2:33:51 PM PST · by grundle · 145 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 12, 2021 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Expecting math students to get the right answer is now considered to be a form of “white supremacy”From page 6 of this PDF:Original: https://equitablemath.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/11/1_STRIDE1.pdf Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20210212205034/https://equitablemath.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/11/1_STRIDE1.pdfDeconstructing Racism in Mathematics InstructionWhite supremacy culture infiltrates math classrooms in everyday teacher actions. Coupled with the beliefs that underlie these actions, they perpetuate educational harm on Black, Latinx, and multilingual students, denying them full access to the world of mathematics.The table below identifies the ways in which white supremacy shows up in math classrooms.Dismantling white supremacy in math classrooms We see white supremacy culture show up in the mathematics classroom even as we carry...
  • Health Records in Virginia Show an Alarming Trend of Suicides in Schoolage Children as the State Remains Closed

    02/04/2021 7:12:15 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 31 replies
    RedState ^ | February 4, 2021 | Brad Slager
    .... spoke with Yael Levin-Sheldon, who is a parent who resides in Henrico County, Virginia. She also works as a data analyst and using various contacts she has been able to obtain the health records from her state to see if there is definable evidence of the harm being brought to students. What she has uncovered is rather jarring. Using the Freedom of Information Act Levin Sheldon has been able to look at the charts showing the incidents of suicide attempts and self-harm cases of children in her state, and the data is stark. The motivation behind obtaining this information...
  • Virginia Plans For All Public Schools To Allow Boys In Girls’ Bathrooms And Sleepovers

    01/14/2021 11:56:06 AM PST · by Perseverando · 45 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 13, 2021 | Casey Chalk
    One of the most controversial and reviled of Catholic documents is Pope Pius IX’s 1864 “Syllabus of Errors,” a long list of popular opinions that the Roman pontiff strongly condemned. Placing the document within its proper historical context, Pius XI was concerned by developments in such countries as the United States, where Catholic education was increasingly restricted under what were called “Blaine amendments.” Among the “errors” Pius IX assailed in the document is the belief that “all public institutes intended for instruction… on the education of youth… should be fully subjected to the civil and political power at the pleasure...
  • President Trump’s 1776 Commission Plans To Unite Americans In ‘A Rediscovery Of A Shared Identity’

    01/06/2021 6:00:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 6, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    The '1776 principles have led to a tremendously successful country and overcome great national trials,' Rollins noted. They 'helped make us more peaceful, more just and more prosperousIf you’ve read any leftist coverage of President Trump’s 1776 Commission, you’d have been surprised to listen in on its first meeting Tuesday. It was brief, orderly, included a wide range of voices and life experiences united by a commitment to American ideals, and commission members repeatedly emphasized their interest in avoiding partisanship and reaching out to Americans of all backgrounds and walks of life. Their goal is to unite Americans, as Trump’s...
  • This is the woman whose statue will replace that of Robert E. Lee in the US Capitol(SMH)

    12/22/2020 7:29:00 AM PST · by devane617 · 216 replies
    cnn ^ | 12/22/2020 | Leah Asmelash
    When Barbara Johns was just 16 years old, she led a walkout at her high school to protest poor and unequal school conditions. The moment is one that many historians believe helped launch the desegregation movement in the US. Now, Johns -- who died in 1991 -- will be memorialized at the US Capitol, replacing Virginia's statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
  • K-12: In Richmond's Public Schools, a Rabid BLM Leftist at the Helm

    10/16/2020 7:23:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 16, 2020 | M. Katharine Evans
    After almost three years at the helm of Richmond's public schools Superintendent Jason Kamras, a one-time education adviser to Barack Obama and devotee of Marxist professor Cornel West, has emerged as something much worse than an incompetent liberal do-gooder lording his Princeton and Harvard degrees over unsuspecting inner city black kids. Kamras is a full-blown, far-left extremist spreading the poisonous teachings of Black Lives Matter and promoting Democrat policies which have led to some of the lowest proficiency test scores in the state. Twenty-two out of 44 schools in his district are not fully accredited, one out of four students...
  • WHAT OUR CHILDREN LEARN IN SCHOOL

    10/10/2020 6:24:43 PM PDT · by bitt · 20 replies
    POWERLINE ^ | 10/9/2020 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    Our public schools are run, for the most part, by liberal administrators, and teachers are drawn, usually, from the lowest quadrant of academic ability among college graduates. There are exceptions, of course, but the overall level of instruction in the public schools is abysmal. And that isn’t the worst of it: teachers who are marginally able, at best, to teach the subjects for which they are nominally responsible often devote themselves to political indoctrination instead. Most such forays into left-wing mythology go unreported, but occasionally an enterprising kid turns on his phone and records a teacher’s rant. That happened a...
  • Professor At Public College Under Investigation For Telling Students To Not Vote For Trump

    09/16/2020 1:22:48 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 82 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 9/16/2020 | Damjan Tutarkov
    A professor at Suffolk County Community College in New York has been reassigned pending an investigation by the university after a video of her encouraging students not to vote for President Trump during an online class was posted on social media. The professor in question has been identified as Janet Gulla, an assistant women’s studies professor at the university, according to Newsday. “He’s had four freaking years of a chance, and he’s done a crap job, and he’s really ruining our country,” Gulla said during a virtual lesson. She continued: “Many of you this may be the first time that...
  • Two Colorado Students Suspended, Police Called, Over Toy Guns Seen In Online Classrooms

    09/04/2020 7:38:38 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 50 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 9/4/2020 | Penka Arsova
    An 11-year-old and a 12-year-old student in Colorado were temporarily suspended from school after they were spotted with an Airsoft gun and a toy gun, respectively, during their online lessons. Story 1: 11-year-old Maddox Blow, who goes to Bell Middle School in Golden, Colorado, told the FOX31 Problem Solvers that he finished a quiz early at one of his online classes and got bored waiting for the others, so he took his Airsoft gun and started fidgeting with it. The teacher noticed Blow playing with the Airsoft gun several hours after the lesson while reviewing the recordings. According to an...
  • Jemele Hill: If You Thought the United States Wasn’t Nearly as Bad as Nazi Germany, How Wrong You Are

    08/23/2020 6:39:32 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 23, 2020 | Dylan Gwinn
    Former ESPN host and current Atlantic writer Jemele Hill, said that those who believe the United States isn’t “nearly as bad as Nazi Germany,” are mistaken. The outspoken Trump-critic and liberal activist made the comments in a Twitter post on Sunday, after reading a book called Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson. In the book, Wilkerson likens the Jim Crow system in the South to a caste system. Claiming that, “every aspect of life was so tightly controlled and scripted and restricted that race was an insufficient term to capture the depth and organized repression that people were living under.” According to...
  • A.G. Barr on 'Public Education:' 'That's a Racist System Maintained by the Democratic Party and the Teachers Union'

    08/23/2020 10:21:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    CNSNews ^ | August 21, 2020 | Michael W. Chapman
    If you want to find "systemic racism" in America, then look no further than the public schooling system, which is "maintained by the Democrat Party and the teachers' unions," said Attorney General William P. Barr. The entire system keeps "inner-city kids in failing schools ... The racism in this country, look no further than our public education system... That's a racist system, maintained by the Democrat Party and the teachers union... keeping inner-city kids in failing schools, instead of putting the resources in the hands of the parents to choose the schools to send their kids to. That's empowering kids......
  • When Educrats Can’t Even Agree That 2+2=4, Public Education Is A Joke

    08/07/2020 9:01:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 7, 2020 | Katya Sedgewick
    It seems critical theorists won't stop until they've denied, rewritten, and scrubbed every semblance of Western Civilization from the education system. It started on July 5 when Nikole Hannah-Jones, who penned the lead essay for The New York Times’ 1619 Project, was trolled with a meme. The meme came from philosopher James Lindsay, whose upcoming “Cynical Theories” book on identity politics co-written with Helen Pluckrose is already an Amazon bestseller. Lindsay summarized the exchange: [I]t appears someone put this Woke Mini into the employ of satirically replying to Nikole Hannah-Jones on the fifth of July in response to her tweeting,...
  • Public School Authorities Bully Would-Be Home Educators

    07/31/2020 7:37:07 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 37 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 7/30/2020 | Diane O’Burns
    Illinois parents, along with millions of other parents across the nation, were tossed into an at-home learning environment this past spring that the public school coined “Homeschooling.” The public schools were ill-equipped for this change-over, despite years of “e-learning days” when public school children learned how to use the software during snow days and other days off. During this time of COVID-19 homeschooling, many parents reconnected with their children, enjoyed the time spent with them, and heeded the words of Bible teacher Dr. Tony Evans: “Don’t waste the Covid.” This parent-child reconnect helped foster additional learning opportunities when parents realized...
  • Kindergarten History Lessons in Virginia to Focus on Slavery

    07/31/2020 7:06:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Jul 31, 2020 | Sara Dogan
    "Activism and action civics" opportunities for young students will be promoted. Most adults who attended public school remember early history lessons about American leaders and symbols—George Washington crossing the Delaware, Betsy Ross sewing the American flag. But starting this fall, kindergarteners in Loudon County—a wealthy suburb of Washington D.C.—will be taught a new radicalized history curriculum focusing on slavery and social justice. Loudon County has elected to partner with the disgraced far-left Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to develop the new curriculum which deliberately paints America in a highly negative light. "Sugarcoating or ignoring slavery until later grades makes students...
  • Home Schooling - Suggestions for a friend's 2nd grader

    07/23/2020 7:40:46 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 59 replies
    Have a friend with a 2nd grader who's thinking about home schooling. Any suggestions for programs
  • Parents turn to private “pods” to school children

    07/22/2020 8:34:46 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 26 replies
    Marketplace ^ | July 21, 2020 | Meghan McCarty Carino
    Working parents are in a tough spot these days — juggling child care, home schooling and full-time work. The situation has become critical as many school districts have announced they will not fully resume in-person classes this fall as coronavirus cases continue to surge. So parents are getting creative, forming “pods” with other families to share the cost and burden of home schooling. Former math teacher and tutor Jeffrey Hahn is advertising his services as a pod teacher on his Brooklyn neighborhood forum. His base rate for pod-teaching is $250 a session, and he said he’s already getting interest. “It...
  • You Won’t Believe What Kind Of Sex Ed LGBT Activists Want In Texas Public Schools

    07/22/2020 7:43:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 22, 2020 | Jonathan Covey and James Wesolek
    Leftist LGBT advocacy groups seek to hijack Texas 'sex-ed' to teach medically inaccurate, highly sexualized LGBT programming as early as kindergarten. For the first time since 1997, Texas education officials are reviewing — and potentially revising — health standards for all Texas public schools. While this should be an opportunity for strengthening the current factual, biological standards, leftist LGBT advocacy groups are calling this review process a “once-in-a-generation opportunity” to attack Texas’s abstinence-focused approach and teach medically inaccurate, highly sexualized LGBT programming as early as kindergarten.In Texas, the State Board of Education recently took public testimony on recommendations for new...