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  • COVID-19: Boris Johnson says he hopes to reopen schools from 8 March

    01/27/2021 7:14:53 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    SKY News ^ | January 27, 2021 | by Alan McGuinness
    Boris Johnson has said he hopes it will be safe to reopen schools in England from 8 March, as the prime minister revealed to MPs when he intends to set out his plan for easing lockdown. In a COVID-19 statement to the Commons, the PM said ministers "do not yet have enough data to know exactly how soon it will be safe to reopen our society and economy". But he expressed hope that children could return from Monday, 8 March, provided the government meets its vaccination target of offering a jab to everyone in the top four priority groups by...
  • The Teachers’ Unions’ Ransom Demand

    01/27/2021 5:04:37 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/26/2021 | Editorial
    In Chicago, the teachers’ union voted to reject the city’s reopening schedule, demanding that its members continue to work remotely until all of the city’s educators have been vaccinated, which might well mean that students would still be out of the classroom until the spring semester of 2022 or later. District leaders have described the union’s position of militant noncompliance as an “illegal strike,” which is what it amounts to and how it should be treated.
  • COVID-19: School closures having 'calamitous' impact on kids and parents

    01/26/2021 3:39:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    SKY News ^ | January 26, 2021
    Keeping schools closed is having a "calamitous" impact on children, some of the UK's top paediatricians have warned as they called for teachers to be prioritised for a vaccine. The group said they were witnessing an "acute and rapid increase in mental health and safeguarding cases", with parents suffering breakdowns and other psychological stress due to home-schooling. Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi insisted it was the government's "absolute priority" to re-open schools. But Labour said people "need certainty" about how low coronavirus rates need to sink for all children to be sent back to the classroom. Over the weekend, Health Secretary...
  • LGBT Lobby Wants Biden To Target Christian Schools That Follow Biblical Values

    01/23/2021 7:16:38 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 111 replies
    PNW ^ | 1/21/21 | Jonathan Van Maren
    The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America's largest and most powerful LGBT lobby organizations, is pushing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to target Christian educational institutions, demanding that the Biden Administration strip colleges that adhere to rules and positions opposing homosexuality of their accreditation. The HRC's "Blueprint for Positive Change," which offers 85 recommendations, proposes eliminating non-discrimination exemptions for religious colleges if they refuse to abandon the biblical position on marriage. Al Mohler, a theologian and president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, sounded the alarm on the HRC's push in an essay titled "A Direct Threat to Christian Education." The...
  • Can Democrats deprogram the pre-election Covid fear they instilled in the masses?

    01/24/2021 5:08:41 PM PST · by george76 · 50 replies
    NOQ ^ | January 24, 2021 | JD Rucker
    Now that the election is over, Democrats are trying to shift gears from pandemic theater to reopening the economy. But they're finding their own propaganda is difficult to reverse. The reopening of the nation started up almost immediately after the 2020 election. Vaccines “miraculously” became available. The CDC and WHO started changing their recommendations. Politicians who were adamantly opposed to reopening in any form were suddenly calling for businesses and schools to open. The COVID-19 pandemic had played its role in removing President Trump from office, so now they need to reverse course and try to fix the economic mess...
  • Biden revokes Trump report promoting ‘patriotic education’

    01/21/2021 4:30:30 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 21, 2021 | By COLLIN BINKLEY
    President Joe Biden revoked a recent Trump administration report that aimed to promote “patriotic education” in schools but that historians mocked and rejected as political propaganda. In an executive order signed on Wednesday in his first day in office, Biden disbanded Donald Trump’s presidential 1776 Commission and withdrew a report it released Monday. Trump established the group in September to rally support from white voters and as a response to The New York Times’ “1619 Project,” which highlights the lasting consequences of slavery in America. In its report, which Trump hoped would be used in classrooms across the nation, the...
  • There Is No Apolitical Classroom by PragerU

    01/18/2021 6:44:40 PM PST · by tbw2 · 9 replies
    Prager University ^ | 01/18/2020 | R. Max Eden
    Do you know what’s going on in your kid’s school? The three R’s – reading, writing, and arithmetic – have taken a back seat to a fourth R. Max Eden, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, explains what that fourth R is, and why it’s so destructive.
  • Pop star Demi Lovato denounces parents who oppose Carroll ISD’s school diversity plans

    01/16/2021 6:34:46 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 55 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 01/11/21 | Elizabeth Campbell
    Popular entertainer Demi Lovato posted a video on her Instagram page showing comments critical of diversity efforts in the Carroll school district that has generated more than 2 million views. “It is horrifying to see how some of the parents at Carroll ISD in Southlake, TX are literally FIGHTING to uphold white supremacy and are resisting the anti-racism work that is so needed. @southlakearc keep pushing for change, this work is more important than ever,” Lovato wrote. The video is a compilation of comments from parents who attended Carroll school board meetings and who were critical of the school district’s...
  • Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam: ‘Schools Need to Be Open’

    01/15/2021 12:28:42 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/15/2021 | Dr Susan Berry
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) released new coronavirus guidance Thursday, as President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration approaches, insisting “schools need to be open.” State agencies are now prioritizing in-person instruction, reported Richmond.com, after months of the Trump administration urging states to reopen schools.
  • Parents' Lawsuit Claims School Engages in Intentional Racial Discrimination Against White Students

    01/13/2021 5:54:15 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/08/21 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The lawsuit goes on to say that during a meeting with the school’s principal, Jeannie Steenberge, and a faculty member, the two adults allowed the black students to berate and scream at their daughter, calling her “the biggest known racist in the school,” and accusing her of being “in love with Trump” because she owned Trump decals and other merchandise. “Everyone knows ALL Trump supporters are racist,” the petition claims one black student said. During another meeting, the parents’ petition says the principal told their daughter she was a racist, and that “we are all racists, we are white.” According...
  • Fix education now: 8-point checklist for reforming public schools

    01/02/2021 6:52:16 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 44 replies
    Renew America ^ | Nov. 18, 2020 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    If our irresponsible media would do its job, if our politicians and community leaders would be more involved in ending the great national embarrassment, if parents would understand what's going on in the classroom and become so angry they won't take it anymore, we could have better schools in no time. Here is a dirty little secret that deserves your consideration. Most of the problems in the public school are caused by deliberate human actions. Not innocent human error as when somebody pushes the wrong button. No; think of the situation where somebody cuts a plane’s fuel line.George Soros said...
  • 5 times anti-Christian sentiment manifested on campus in 2020

    01/02/2021 8:12:16 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | January 1, 2021 | Benjamin Zeisloft
    Over the years, Campus Reform has reported on hundreds of instances of anti-Christian sentiment at American universities. Here are five of the worst instances from this year. 1. Harvard University. Harvard Law professor Elizabeth Bartholet called for a ban on homeschooling, decrying “conservative Christians” in the process. In a Harvard Gazette interview entitled “A warning on homeschooling,” Bartholet attributed rising interest in homeschooling to the “growth in the conservative evangelical movement,” stating that “conservative Christians” use the practice to “escape from the secular education in public schools,” after a failed effort “to have their children exempted from exposure to alternative...
  • Fauci says mandatory COVID-19 vaccines possible for travel, school

    01/01/2021 9:58:00 AM PST · by conservative98 · 57 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 1, 2021 | 10:49am | By Jackie Salo
    Dr. Anthony Fauci said it’s possible that COVID-19 vaccines will become mandatory in order to travel to other countries or attend school. “Everything will be on the table for discussion,” Fauci, who will be chief medical adviser to President-elect Joe Biden, told Newsweek. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases stressed that it’s “not up to me to make a decision,” but added that “these are all things that will be discussed [under the Biden administration].” “I’m not sure [the COVID-19 vaccine] going to be mandatory from a central government standpoint, like federal government mandates,” Fauci...
  • Nevada charter school's students were instructed to link aspects of their identity with oppression: lawsuit

    12/31/2020 7:18:30 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/23/20 | Sam Dorman
    A publicly funded charter school in Nevada created a hostile environment for students by instructing them to associate aspects of their identity with oppression, a new lawsuit alleges. William Clark, whose mother is Black and deceased father was White, claims he felt discriminated against and harassed by various aspects of the course -- including an alleged assertion that by not identifying with an oppressive group, students were exercising their privilege or underscoring their status as an oppressor.
  • To Further Politicize Curriculum, Teachers Are Dumping More Classic Literature

    12/31/2020 9:45:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 31, 2020 | Nathanial Blake
    The woke left rejects Homer, and the rest of the Western canon, because they hate any art that doesn’t reinforce their narrow-minded ideology.The woke are succeeding where Plato failed. In Plato’s most famous dialogue, the “Republic,” the character of Socrates argues the ideal polity will exclude Homer and the rest of the Greek poets and dramatists. But Plato, who loved the poets, leaves the door open for their return. As with much else in Plato’s work, the proposed ban on Homer should perhaps be taken seriously, not literally. Today’s cultural radicals, however, have no such subtlety. When they say we...
  • President Donald J. Trump Is Expanding Educational Opportunity For America’s Children And Families Impacted By The Pandemic

    12/28/2020 4:14:54 PM PST · by ransomnote · 10 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | December 28, 2020 | White House
    EMPOWERING PARENTS AND STUDENTS: President Donald J. Trump is taking action to expand K-12 educational options for disadvantaged children impacted by the pandemic.Today, President Trump signed an Executive Order offering flexibility to provide certain disadvantaged children with emergency K-12 scholarships to access in-person learning opportunities.The Order allows States and eligible entities to use available Federal Community Service Block Grants (CSBG) funds to provide life-changing scholarships to families whose children cannot access in-person learning. CSBG funds totaled nearly $1.7 billion in FY 2020.Scholarships provided with CSBG funds can help families pay for private school tuition, home schooling, micro schooling, learning-pod expenses,...
  • The Real Reason Why Your Kids Can’t Go Back To School (Hint: It’s Not COVID-19)

    12/28/2020 4:51:35 AM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    Issues & Insights ^ | December 28, 2020 | I & I Editorial Board
    Schools have been closed for the better part of a year now, for the putative reason that COVID-19 makes them unsafe. Only distance learning and Zoom and other online classes are safe enough for both teachers and kids, we’re told. Even though the science says otherwise, powerful teachers unions keep schools closed anyway. But why? Let’s start with a blunt fact: The teachers unions — including the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA), along with a host of radicalized local unions — don’t have your kids’ best interests at heart, despite their well-funded, slick propaganda...
  • REPORT: Public School District Holds Training Instructing White Teachers On How To ‘Bankrupt’ Their ‘Privilege’

    12/24/2020 9:06:20 AM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12-24-2020 | Marlo SAfi
    The largest public school district in Washington state is reportedly training white teachers to “bankrupt their privilege” by focusing on social justice in the classroom, Discovery Institute scholar Christopher Rufo reported. A series of reportedly leaked documents shows what appears to be a training on critical race theory at Seattle Public Schools, prompting teachers to explain how they will promulgate racial justice in the classroom. The slides begin by asking teachers to acknowledge that they are meeting on “the ancestral lands and traditional territories of the Puget Sound Coast Salish People,” which is followed by “Stolen Labor Acknowledgments” asking them...
  • Affluent Families Ditch Public Schools, Widening US Inequality

    12/21/2020 3:36:54 PM PST · by blam · 60 replies
    Newsmax News ^ | 12-21-2020
    One is thriving after switching from online public school to in-person private education. The other is struggling, stuck in her virtual classroom. The lives of these two girls, Ella Pierick and Afiya Harris, encapsulate the growing divide in U.S. education as more affluent parents flee public schools. In Connecticut, enrollment fell 3%. Colorado reported a similar decline, with the steepest losses in one of its wealthiest counties. Chicago’s rosters dipped 4.1%, the most in 20 years. Parents with means are instead homeschooling; joining with other families to hire teachers in so-called pandemic pods; or signing up for private schools. Poor...
  • Public school enrollments down as parents start noticing liberal propaganda

    12/20/2020 12:32:23 PM PST · by xomething · 29 replies
    lifesitenews ^ | 12/19/2020 | Dan Hart
    In the age of COVID, parents are taking a stand against public school identity politics and indoctrination by removing their kids. December 19, 2020 (FRC Action) — With school shutdowns, logistical complexities with online classes, and rampant uncertainty due to the coronavirus, it's been a monumentally difficult year for students, their parents, and teachers. But there has been a silver lining in all of this: more and more parents are having their eyes opened to the leftist agenda that has embedded itself in many of our nation's public schools. Just last week, a school board in Fairfax County in northern...