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  • Teachers union instructs educators to destroy documents of students' gender identities: Report

    09/05/2023 1:06:35 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sep 5, 2023 | Hannah Grossman
    Parents in a Colorado school district expressed outrage after a report said the local teachers union sent out an email to its members instructing them to get rid of evidence of students' transgender information, according to a CBS report. The Jefferson County Education Association (JCEA) email explained to teachers that if they surveyed students on their gender identities, that information should not be stored in records, in a CBS report headlined, "Controversy erupts in Jefferson County after the teachers union tells educators to destroy evidence of student surveys regarding gender identity." The email said, "if you do a questionnaire, please...
  • EDITORIAL: The real agenda behind Proposition HH. ( Colorado )

    08/07/2023 9:20:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Denver Gazette ^ | 8/7/2023 | The Gazette editorial board
    Property-tax relief? Hardly. Proposition HH on this fall’s statewide ballot is really about growing government. And it attempts to do that by piggybacking on public outrage over skyrocketing property tax bills. The proposal’s purported property-tax “relief” — served up by Gov. Jared Polis and his legislative allies as one part of their dizzyingly complicated scheme — is a ruse. As with every attempt to play politics with a crisis, there’s a hidden agenda. And that agenda is to snooker Colorado voters into letting the state keep and spend billions of dollars in surplus tax revenue that otherwise would have to...

    07/29/2023 12:55:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | JULY 28, 2023 | Hannah Max
    Chicago Public Schools has a school utilization problem. Over 34% are less than half full, 57% are underutilized, and 5% are overcrowded. Just 35% are at ideal capacity. The Chicago Teachers Union is preventing solutions. About 322,000 Chicago Public Schools students are set to return Aug. 21, with more than 1 in 3 students entering buildings less than half full. Nearly empty school buildings eat resources that should go towards students’ educations. Those educations are lacking when just 14% of CPS 3rd through 8th grade students from low-income families met proficiency standards in reading and 9% in math. School capacity...

    06/24/2023 9:28:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | JUNE 22, 2023 | Paul Vallas
    In 2013, Chicago closed 50 nearly empty schools. Since then, the CTU has barred charters and other schools from using these empty buildings to provide schooling options for local students. After railing against these school closures, CTU leadership locked students out of full-time, in-person learning for 17 months during 2020-21. For Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson to connect the public safety struggles of today to closing 50 virtually empty schools over a decade ago is particularly disingenuous, especially considering his peers at the Chicago Teachers Union kept students out of classes for 17 months. Many of the closed schools would not...
  • Teachers-union boss who led school closures caught dropping daughter off at private school 'He's been saying it is unsafe for *your kid* to be back at school'

    03/01/2021 9:36:05 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 3/1/2021 | Mary Margaret Olohan
    Viral video footage shows a California teachers union president who led school closures dropping his daughter off at a private school. Footage posted by the group Guerilla Momz shows Berkeley Federation of Teachers President Matt Meyer dropping his two-year-old daughter off at a private preschool. Meyer’s daughter’s face is blurred out. “Meet Matt Meyer. White man with dreads and president of the local teachers’ union,” the group tweeted Saturday. “He’s been saying it is unsafe for *your kid* to be back at school, all the while dropping his kid off at private school.” The video was filmed by Berkeley area...
  • Randi Weingarten Only Taught for 3 Years. She's Getting 15 Years of Public Pension Anyway.

    05/24/2023 11:50:18 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Reason ^ | 5.23.2023 | Emma Camp
    Despite only spending a few years in the classroom, taxpayers could end up shelling out over $200,000 in a public pension for AFT president Randi Weingarten.Randi Weingarten has spent only a small portion of her career in the classroom despite leading the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the second-largest national teachers union in the United States. Trained as a lawyer, Weingarten taught full-time for just three years and was a substitute teacher for three more. However, according to a report by Freedom Foundation, a think tank, she will collect over 15 years' worth of public pension when she retires. That...
  • Culture warrior Randi Weingarten wants truce in culture war

    05/23/2023 9:55:49 AM PDT · by CFW · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/23/23 | Jack Elbaum
    There is a reason why you know who Randi Weingarten, the leader of the second-largest teachers union in the country, is. She’s the one who threatened to strike if schools did not close in 2020. She is the one who said that school closures were not that big of a deal because “kids are resilient." She is the one who influenced the CDC to change its COVID-19 guidelines using almost her exact language. She is the one who introduced a campaign to bring Ibram X. Kendi’s simplistic ideas on race into “every classroom.” In other words, you know who Randi...
  • The Truth about Randi Weingarten and the School Closures

    05/21/2023 7:14:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Brownstone Institute ^ | MAY 19, 2023 | Jennifer Sey
    There are many reasons why so many US public schools remained persistently closed for well over a year, but at the top of the list is Randi Weingarten. She is the President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and served as the self-appointed and media-anointed spokesperson for teachers’ unions throughout the pandemic. Weingarten appeared regularly across national media outlets for well over two years, relentlessly touting the dangers of public schools and the risk to teachers from in-person instruction. She also painted anyone who advocated for schools to open as heartless and cruel. Now that it’s become clear what...
  • COLUMN: Teachers unions are about money, power | Jimmy Sengenberger

    05/12/2023 6:55:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Denver Gazette ^ | May 12, 2023 | Jimmy Sengenberger
    As Colorado kids struggle to recoup learning losses post-pandemic, teachers unions keep proving that’s not their priority. Standing at the center is the state’s most prominent teachers union — the Colorado Education Association. At the CEA’s statewide conference on April 22, the organization — which claims to represent teachers — took a brazen, ideological stance when it passed a resolution attacking capitalism for “inherently exploit(ing) children, public schools, land, labor, and resources.” Never mind how America’s free enterprise system enables businesses and homeowners to pour billions of dollars into our state’s education system through taxation, or the philanthropic contributions of...
  • ANALYSIS: Top Officials Who Pushed Aggressive COVID-19 Policies Now Try to Reframe Their Positions

    05/03/2023 7:53:53 PM PDT · by lightman · 9 replies
    epoch times ^ | 3 May A.D. 2023 | Petr Svab
    Some of the people most strongly associated with promoting lockdown measures during the COVID-19 pandemic have recently sought to recast their positions. Examples include Anthony Fauci, former leader of the federal COVID-19 response, teachers’ union head Randi Weingarten, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Fauci seemed eager to shirk responsibility for the lockdowns when talking to The New York Times last week. “Show me a school that I shut down and show me a factory that I shut down. Never. I never did,” he said. It was the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that produced the lockdown recommendations,...
  • Illinois has 930 schools where only one in ten children can do math at grade level (Update)

    02/21/2023 10:56:49 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 20, 2023 | John Sexton
    Baltimore’s failing schools. Recent test scores found that there were 23 schools in the city where not even one child was doing math at grade level. These included Elementary Schools, Middle Schools and High Schools. Those were the extreme low end but the numbers also showed that city-wide just 7% of 3-8th graders were doing math at grade level. Today, Fox News highlights a similar report coming out of Illinois from a conservative group called Wirepoints. In this case, there were 53 schools where not one child could do math at grade level. Granted this is a small number of...
  • Critical race theory banned by Southern California school board

    12/15/2022 12:32:34 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    East Bay Times ^ | December 14, 2022 | Allyson Vergara
    New conservative Christian majority leads way on board’s 3-2 vote to prohibit critical race theory The teaching of critical race theory was banned in Temecula Valley schools after an emotional marathon meeting that drew hundreds to a Tuesday night, Dec. 13, session in a packed high school theater. Led by a new conservative Christian board majority seated at the beginning of the meeting, the school board’s 3-2 vote to prohibit such lessons came early Wednesday, Dec. 14. “A lot has been said tonight,” said newly elected trustee Joseph Komrosky, who proposed the resolution. “I’m here to keep a campaign promise....
  • At least 269 K-12 educators arrested on child sex crimes since January

    10/15/2022 7:45:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 14, 2022 | Jessica Chasmar,
    Nearly 270 public educators were arrested on child sex-related crimes in the US in the first nine months of this year, ranging from grooming to raping underage students. ... roughly one arrest a day. ... The analysis looked at local news stories week by week featuring arrests of K-12 principals, assistant principals, teachers, substitute teachers and teacher’s 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. ... Stephen Kenion, who taught self-defense classes to Baltimore City Public School students, was...
  • Federal Judge Strikes Down Mask, Vaccine Mandates for Toddlers in Public Preschools

    09/24/2022 9:04:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 21, 2022, | Caroline Downey
    A Louisiana federal judge on Wednesday permanently blocked the federal government from enforcing its mask and vaccine mandates for children and teachers in public preschool. The Head Start program, which provides early education to infants, toddlers, and kids preparing for kindergarten, cannot require that any adults or students in the applicable centers or daycare be vaccinated against Covid-19 or wear masks, U.S. District Court Judge Terry A. Doughty ruled. The regulation applied to children as young as two years old, Doughty noted, both indoors and outdoors during activities that involve close contact with other people. The court rejected the argument...
  • California teachers union spied on parents who wanted schools to reopen during COVID: emails

    09/06/2022 7:09:17 PM PDT · by lightman · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6 September A.D. 2022 | Allie Griffin
    A California teachers union is being accused of spying on parents after emails reveal the union was conducting opposition research on parent groups fighting for schools to reopen during the height of the COVID pandemic. The California Teachers Association (CTA) employed a researcher who emailed a parent arm of the local union in April 2021, hoping to dig up information on the motives of San Diego County parents who had successfully sued the state to reopen schools a month earlier. According to emails obtained through a public records request, the union was seeking to uncover “some of the ideological leaning...
  • Fetterman told teachers' union they'll be his 'first' call if elected, they can 'tell' him how to do his job

    09/04/2022 3:44:18 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 2, 2022 | Houston Keene
    FIRST ON FOX: Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, a Democrat, told teachers’ unions that they would be his "first" call for education policy should he get elected. While taking questions during a January speaking gig at a Pennsylvania State Education Association Political Institute event, Fetterman said that, if elected, he would be a staunch ally of teachers’ unions. His comments had not been reported previously. "I’m not going to sit up here and pretend that I know exactly what’s needed, I’m going to turn to you," Fetterman said. "If you send me to Washington, D.C., you’ll be the first people...
  • Test scores show how teacher’s union head Randi Weingarten damaged an entire generation of kids

    09/03/2022 3:45:53 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 1, 2022 | Karol Markowicz
    In a surprise to nearly no one, children’s reading and math scores have plummeted. National Assessment of Educational Progress, nicknamed “the nation’s report card,” results show the first-ever drop in math and the largest drop in reading in more than 30 years. Black children had an even bigger collapse in scores. Decades of educational progress undone. Poof. Horrific. Stupid. Unnecessary. We know the school closures did this. It wasn’t the COVID virus. It was the hyper-political reaction, from the left, on reopening schools during the pandemic. The orders came from the top. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued...
  • FL Dem Crist’s Running Mate Is Teacher’s Union President Who Protected Predatory Teacher, Praised Castro

    08/28/2022 9:12:16 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | August 27,2022 | Natalie Argyle
    Charlie Crist, the Democrat candidate for Florida Governor, just announced that his running mate will be Karla Mats. Interestingly, her nickname has been “Karla Marx” due her public statement regarding Fidel Castro. It’s a weird position to take in a location to which people came to escape the squalor and depravity of communist Cuba under Castro. Her public praise of a communist dictator isn’t all she has going for her. She’s also the President of a teacher’s union, the United Teachers of Dade, which covered up for and protected a serial sexual predator for more than a decade. It was...
  • Minneapolis teachers union agreement stipulates White teachers be laid off first, regardless of seniority

    An agreement between the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers union and the school district states that White teachers will be laid off before teachers of color, regardless of their seniority. The agreement, which was reached to end a two-week teacher strike last spring, says that starting this school year, "if excessing a teacher who is a member of a population underrepresented among licensed teachers in the site, the district shall excess the next least senior teacher, who is not a member of an underrepresented population."
  • A NYC school diploma isn’t worth the paper it’s written on

    08/06/2022 6:27:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 6, 2022 | Wai Wah Chin
    Potemkin villages” refer to the magnificent facades that Crimean governor Grigory Potemkin supposedly built in front of decrepit villages to impress Catherine the Great on her grand tour of the region. Today, there’s no better term than “Potemkin schools” to describe how educrats run public education in New York City. ... teachers at William Cullen Bryant High School in Queens complained that administrators forced them to pass failing students. Last year, a long-stalled investigation revealed that Maspeth High School in Queens repeatedly faked passing grades. In 2020, at Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill High School where more than 70% of the students...