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  • 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...
  • Teachers Unions Must Never Be Allowed To Ban Kids From An Education Again

    12/30/2020 9:38:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 30, 2020 | Daniel Buck
    As an adult who teaches, I got to choose an open school. Union politics have now barred millions of families from a similar privilege.I don’t blame schools for closing in March. Very little was known about COVID-19 then, so closures seemed the safest decision amid the uncertainty. Neither do I blame schools for a meager showing that semester. My own district threw together online curricula and instructional materials practically overnight. The results were dismal, but it’s the best many could have done given the situation. However, we’ve now had nine months to understand this virus, and all the evidence favors...
  • Nation’s No. 1 High School Poised To Pick Students Based On Race, Not Achievement

    12/17/2020 9:02:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 17, 2020 | Asra Q. Nomani and Norma Margulies
    The Jefferson fiasco underscores how activist school leaders and alumni, from California to Massachusetts, are conspiring to recklessly overhaul school policies, education standards, and curriculum this year.FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. – After a crusade by educational arsonists targeting the nation’s No. 1 high school, America’s meritocracy is about to go up in flames. The Fairfax County School Board is set to vote Thursday night to gut the race-blind, merit-based admissions testing process at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. T.J. is a state-chartered magnet school legislated to serve academically gifted and advanced students. The school board plans to replace...
  • Colorado’s public school enrollment has dropped by 30,000 students. That could spell financial disaster for districts.

    12/16/2020 11:55:43 AM PST · by george76 · 46 replies
    The Colorado Sun ^ | DEC 15, 2020 | Erica Breunlin and John Frank
    Public schools reported a decrease in the number of students for the first time in 30 years, many of them in early grades. Enrollment in Colorado public schools dropped by close to 30,000 students this school year — the first year-to-year decrease the state’s public school system has reported in more than 30 years. ... The overall drop in enrollment equates to a 3.3% decrease, with some of Colorado’s 178 school districts suffering dips of nearly 10% from enrollment during the 2019-20 school year. That could have serious consequences for the state’s public education system and districts budgets, which are...
  • Why American Children Stopped Believing In God

    12/13/2020 5:51:10 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 35 replies ^ | 12-13-20
    So how do we explain this link between education policy and religious belief given that academic attainment itself isn’t a factor? It’s quite simple, really. Children learn more at school than reading, writing, and arithmetic. They imbibe a whole set of implied assumptions about what’s important in life. By excluding religious instruction from public schools, the government-run education system tacitly teaches students that religious commitments are not a first-order priority in life. Faith in God becomes a sort of optional weekend hobby akin to playing tennis or video games. Christ and Moses are treated by teachers and administrators like weapons...
  • Indianapolis Public Schools set to reopen two weeks early.

    12/12/2020 5:54:16 PM PST · by GeorgianaCavendish · 1 replies
    Indy Star ^ | 12-10-2020 | Arika Herron
    Marion County kids can come back to school starting Jan. 4, two weeks earlier than originally anticipated. Dr. Virginia Caine, Marion County’s public health director, amended Thursday an earlier public health order that closed schools for in-person instruction after the Thanksgiving holiday. The original order called on schools to remain closed and to deliver instruction remotely until Jan. 18. Caine said that new data and changes in guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention prompted the change.
  • Lockdowns Have Caused More Children To Drop Out Of School Than Americans Have Died Of COVID

    12/08/2020 8:05:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 8, 2020 | Christopher Jacobs
    The idea that bars should remain open yet schools remain closed runs counter to any sense of logic, not to mention good public policy.The past nine months have seen more than a quarter-million Americans die from the coronavirus. Each and every death represents a tragedy — a life cut short, an empty place at the family table this holiday season, children mourning their parents, even parents mourning their children. But a separate and ongoing tragedy has also struck at countless more than another quarter-million Americans: Children who have disappeared from school following last spring’s COVID-19 closures. A survey conducted by...
  • Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Says Public Schools Will Remain Open, With A Virtual Option

    11/30/2020 7:52:56 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/30/20 | Maniel Bokoquez
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says public schools will remain open, with a virtual option. He called closing schools for virus mitigation the biggest public health blunder in US history and labeled those who believe schools should close due to COVID surges "today's flat-earthers."
  • Stuck In Online Schooling, U.S. Kids Are Failing More Classes Than Ever And Will Never Recover

    11/30/2020 10:44:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 30, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    'The United States has reached a tipping point: The damage done to schoolchildren with scarce resources is likely to be irreparable.'As report cards begin to roll out for fall, public schools across the nation are reporting a massive increase in children failing classes, due to the majority going online and the chaos of rolling COVID closures. In Fairfax, Virginia, one of the nation’s largest districts, “the percentage of middle school and high school students earning F’s in at least two classes jumped by 83 percent: from 6 percent to 11 percent,” the Washington Post reported Tuesday. That’s nearly 10,000 children.Saint...
  • New York City parents pulling kids out of public schools, data shows

    11/29/2020 12:54:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    SILive ^ | 11/16/2020 | Annalise Knudson
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — As families across New York City grapple with ensuring their children are getting an education amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, new data shows that enrollment at public schools is dropping across the five boroughs. According to preliminary data obtained by Chalkbeat, school rosters lost about 31,000 students compared to this time last year — or 3.4%. Current enrollment at New York City public schools is just over 901,000, not including charter schools or early childhood programs. The analysis found bigger drops in enrollment at elementary and middle schools, while high schools remain stagnant. Losses in enrollment...
  • 195 Million Chinese Students Are In School. Why Aren’t Our Kids?

    11/28/2020 5:32:57 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | NOVEMBER 28, 2020 | Evita Duffy
    By Right now in China, 195 million students K-12 are learning in-person in Chinese public schools. Meanwhile, millions of American public school students are learning in a failed remote system that can’t even keep track of thousands of students who haven’t shown up for class all year. In 2018, 15-year-olds in dozens of countries participated in the triennial Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). The PISA test measures reading ability, math and science literacy, and other key skills. American scores are decidedly unimpressive, with students scoring in the middle of the pack for all categories. Most frighteningly, China beats the...
  • (Vanity) Sorry but I believe the Millennial generation has really screwed this country badly

    11/19/2020 6:05:34 PM PST · by Taffylucy · 49 replies
    It's obvious the media is shaping the direction and choosing who leads the country. I was struck by how young the reporters were in the presser today--young, spoiled and clueless--and utterly impervious to any understanding of the grave situation the country is in. From the headlines after the press conference, all this ignorant posse were absorbed with was how effectively they could rush out and mock the dedicated professionals and the evidenced-backed information they presented. I'm sure their super cool friends thought they knocked it out the park with the vapid, shallow and mean-spirited coverage they blasted across the media...
  • For Teacher Training, Drop Critical Theory and Add Character

    11/18/2020 5:13:37 AM PST · by karpov · 6 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | November 18, 2020 | Matthew Post
    With the pandemic, more parents are discovering what their children are being taught in public schools—from explicit how-tos in sex-ed class to narratives of power that divide everyone into oppressors and oppressed. Yearning for a richer emphasis on cultural literacy, character, and civil discourse, parents are turning to alternative curricula, such as Core Knowledge and classical education, as well as learning environments such as homeschooling, pods, micro-schools, and public charters. The opportunity for reform is there, but we must first understand how much needs to change. The content in many schools is a problem, but a deeper one remains: Too...
  • School Bans 3rd Grader's 'Jesus Loves Me' Mask, Threatens Suspension

    11/05/2020 6:20:50 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 21 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | 11/3/2020 | Michael Foust
    A Mississippi family is alleging religious discrimination against their third-grade daughter’s elementary school after officials there forced her to remove her face mask with the phrase “Jesus Loves Me.” Matthew and Jennifer Booth filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Simpson County School District in Mississippi because their daughter, Lydia, was ordered to remove the mask on Oct. 13 and replace it with one her school, Simpson Central, supplied. All students are required to wear masks to help slow the spread of Covid-19. Booth could be suspended if she continues wearing her faith-themed mask. Alliance Defending Freedom is representing the family....
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version Biden Wins, Trump Wins Tyranny Continues It Must End

    10/31/2020 7:25:01 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/31/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Welcome to the weekend the new lockdowns announced in places like France and Germany in recent days keep Big Business open with big factories and Big Government open with schools while many suffer from it... In this Corporatist world Stalinist purging of the "undesirable" elements and the challenge to remember Pastor Niemoller's words: "first they came for" And they're going after all kinds of people like Piers Corbyn brother of Jeremy Corbyn arrested for organizing a rally opposing the COVID-19 lockdown in the UK and now of course the former Labor Party leader getting suspended from his party for saying...
  • Country Day School, which Newsom children attend, is one of the private schools getting waiver. He said today that whether his kids return to classroom is up in the air.

    09/13/2020 2:18:12 PM PDT · by rintintin · 11 replies
    Dan Walters, CalMatters ^ | Sep 11 2020 | Dan Walters, CalMatters
    Country Day School, which Newsom children attend, is one of the private schools getting waiver. He said today that whether his kids return to classroom is up in the air.
  • The Newsom children's return to school reinforces concerns from lawmakers that families who can afford private schools have a jumpstart, further widening the achievement gap.

    10/31/2020 8:49:34 AM PDT · by rintintin · 30 replies
    Mackenzie Mays ^ | Oct 30 2020 | Mackenzie Mays (Politico)
    Mackenzie Mays @MackenzieMays The Newsom children's return to school reinforces concerns from lawmakers that families who can afford private schools have a jumpstart, further widening the achievement gap. Newsom sends his children back to private school classrooms in California 2:05 PM · Oct 30, 2020·Twitter Web App
  • Minnesota state agencies defend fourth-grade reading material after police criticism

    10/31/2020 9:16:41 AM PDT · by karpov · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 31, 2020 | Morgan Gstalter
    The Minnesota Health and Education departments defended a children's book about racial injustice after a law enforcement trade organization in the state claimed it demonizes police officers. The two agencies issued a joint statement praising the book “Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice” after it was slammed by the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association (MPPOA), the Minnesota Star Tribune reported Friday. The agencies said they recommend the book, which won multiple awards and was authored by psychologists, because it seeks “to help children process a difficult set of issues.” However, MPPOA sent a letter...
  • As Covid-19 Closes American Classrooms, Families Turn to India for Homework Help. The coronavirus pandemic is boosting India’s education-technology industry; ‘We get that one-on-one attention they need and it’s affordable’

    10/29/2020 8:10:09 AM PDT · by karpov · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 29, 2020 | Eric Bellman
    NEW DELHI—Sheri Akerele has been struggling to keep her sons in third and seventh grade focused on online classes as coronavirus fears shut down in-person classes in their school in Atlanta for months. Like many parents, she found her children weren’t absorbing their lessons completely, but she could spend only so much of her busy day walking them through their lessons. Luckily, she has online backup: an experienced teacher who lives in a small town in central India. “We get that one-on-one attention they need and it’s affordable,” she said. “It’s so hard learning from home.” Demand for online study...
  • Smashing “Whiteness” in the Classroom. Ohio’s education department offered—and withdrew, at least for now—a startling collection of “antiracist” teaching supplements.

    10/27/2020 4:34:57 AM PDT · by karpov · 19 replies
    City Journal ^ | October 26, 2020 | Max Eden
    Ohio may be a red state with a Republican governor and state legislature, but the Ohio Department of Education kicked off this school year by promoting far-left, racialist, anti-police propaganda in the form of its recommended “Anti-Racist Allyship Starter Pack,” a resource for social studies teachers. The starter pack contains about 200 links to “antiracist” op-eds, essays, and blog posts, which exemplify what President Trump meant when he spoke of a “left-wing cultural revolution” in our schools “designed to overthrow the American revolution” in favor of “far-left fascism.” The ODE recommended an article on “The Souls of White Folk.” The...