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  • Education in the United States

    06/17/2024 6:45:27 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 11 replies
    astorehouseofknowledge.info ^ | 2015 | daniel1212
    For almost 400 years America has seen its citizens educating their children and themselves, though both the scope, structure and quality of education has changed somewhat during that time. For much of the history of the United States, education of children took place primarily at home, often along with private schools for some, and locally managed and supported schools for others. Education included the general ethos of Christianity and Biblical morality as well as academic subjects. The New England Primer and later, the nation-wide McGuffey's Readers (120+ million copies) were the primary instruments of education, and in helping to form...
  • Young Americans Prefer Socialism

    05/07/2024 10:39:49 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 43 replies
    Reason ^ | 9-30-2019 | NICK GILLESPIE
    What explains the rise in warm feelings toward "socialism," especially among younger Americans? Several things, including a basic misunderstanding of what socialism means, the memory of the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession, and a near-total lack of appreciation for how rapidly the material conditions of American life have improved. Given Karl Marx's emphasis on historical understanding as a vital pre-condition to political change, that last part is deeply ironic.
  • Maher: ‘A Lot of the Problem’ on Campuses Is Due to Them Teaching Dumb Stuff Like Taylor Swift Courses

    04/27/2024 6:53:17 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/27/2024 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher said that many of the campus demonstrators don’t know what they’re talking about and “a lot of the problem” is schools teaching ridiculous classes like Harvard’s course on Taylor Swift. Former CNN host Don Lemon stated that “some of” the protesters are bigots, and “a lot of them don’t have the information needed because they’re getting their news from TikTok…and they don’t have the history of what’s going on.”
  • Whites in America are Fleeing the Teaching Profession, and It Has Everything to Do With Race

    11/25/2023 5:04:47 AM PST · by davikkm · 85 replies
    While White Americans are only 54% of their nation’s population, Whites constitute 80% (nces.ed.gov/programs/coe/indicator/clr/public-school-teachers) of all qualified teachers. Hundreds of thousands of American teachers have resigned since 2020. As of 2023 44% of American school districts lack sufficient numbers of teachers (www.lawdistrict.com/articles/teacher-resignation-crisis), and this trend only continues to worsen. Black male students are 1.5 times more likely than White male students to bring a firearm to school (usafacts.org/articles/how-many-high-schoolers-carry-a-gun/). While Hispanic females are more than twice as likely to bring a gun to school than White females.
  • The Left’s Cheerleading for Hamas’ Terror-A product of our education system.

    11/10/2023 5:57:06 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 10, 2023 | Ian Prior
    One would have to be living under a rock to ignore the sickening carnage of October 7, the latest outrage in a horrific terrorism campaign that Hamas has been waging against innocent civilians in Israel for over thirty years. In 1993, all but a tiny sliver of American society, the containing its most radical and foreign elements, recognized Hamas as a monumental evil that must be eradicated without equivocation or regret.But thanks to the toxic brew of mass immigration and K-12 indoctrination, the America of 2023 is a very different place. Now, college professors applaud bestial acts of rape, murder,...
  • Former school teacher reveals the major things homeschoolers are missing out on and it's on point

    10/11/2023 4:44:02 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 44 replies
    Scoop-Upworthy ^ | October 11, 2023 | Angelina C. DeSouza
    The current education system is changing and many are of the opinion that it's not for the better. Parents are reconsidering their decision to send their children to school and are opting for homeschooling as a more convenient and quality alternative. A former teacher, who goes by @mindfull.mentor on TikTok, smartly shared a series of videos explaining what children would be missing out on if they were homeschooled. Contrary to the train of thought, the videos call out the exhausting practices and systems schools follow, indicating why homeschooling is the better pick. The former teacher said, “If you decide to...
  • California School Teaching That White People Have 'No Culture' Sparks Fury

    09/24/2023 12:51:14 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 87 replies
    Newspeak ^ | September 19, 2023 | Giulia Carbonaro
    Claims that a California school told students that white people had "no culture" have sparked controversy, with a parent expressing outrage about the alleged incident. The mother of one of the students reported the claims to the San Ramon Valley Unified School District last week, saying that her daughter was taught about white privilege during a choir class and was told by an "equity teacher" that white people have no culture. She added: "During this, the teacher's discussion with the class, she stated that white people had no culture and any culture that they did have was stolen. She gave...
  • TikTokers are teaching people how to steal amid shoplifting epidemic

    09/12/2023 12:02:24 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/12/2023 | Ben Cost
    They’re offering bootleg online courses in robbery. The nationwide shoplifting epidemic could soon get a whole lot worse: As if looters weren’t acting brazen enough of late, self-proclaimed “borrowers” are now taking to the platform to teach aspiring criminals how follow suit, per the clips. The hashtag “borrow tip and tricks” has amassed 8.9 billion of views on TikTok amid the uptick in brazen theft, spawned by increasingly lax looting laws and “revolving door” bail reforms. “Today I went to the mall so I’m going to show you what I borrowed,” bragged user @borrowingqueen in one of the stealing tutorials....
  • Elementary school teachers must now embrace DEI principles to get hired at many public schools: study

    09/10/2023 6:42:06 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 53 replies
    nypost.com ^ | September 9, 2023 | Patrick Hughes
    A new report from the National Opportunity Project reveals that school districts across America – in red and blue states alike – are now considering teachers’ social and political views alongside instructional qualifications during the hiring process. -snip New research makes clear that public school districts nationwide are prioritizing adherence to woke ideologies when determining who can teach our children. Here is what NOP found: Applicants in the Denver Public School system for an elementary art teacher position must: “Lead for racial and educational excellence and work to dismantle systems of oppression and inequity in our community…” In Georgia, City...
  • Portland Schools Remove Standards for Equity

    09/09/2023 10:46:21 AM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 24 replies
    Youtube ^ | September 9, 2023 | Actual Justice Warrior
    In this video I discuss the new grading standards being pushed in Portland Public Schools which would essentially destroy education completely.
  • Georgia teacher who read gender identity book to 5th graders fired after parent backlash

    08/22/2023 7:29:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | August 21, 2023 | Samantha Kamman
    A divided Georgia school board upheld a decision to fire a fifth-grade teacher who read a picture book to her students about gender identity amid ongoing discussions nationwide about the content kids are exposed to in the classroom. Katherine Rinderle, who has been employed as a teacher for a decade, read the book My Shadow is Purple to her students at Due West Elementary School in Cobb County in March, prompting complaints from parents. The book uses colors to represent the concept of gender identity, as the main character's shadow is purple, but for others, their shadow is blue or...
  • Letters to the Editor: Why calls to restore discipline in the classroom are troubling

    08/12/2023 7:10:07 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 67 replies
    LA Times ^ | Aug 12, 2023
    To the editor: A letter to the editor written by an educator of more than 30 years suggested three strategies to attract young people to the teaching profession. As a fellow educator of more than 30 years, I was horrified. The writer's first suggestion was to remove the one year of graduate education required to obtain a teaching credential by folding it into a bachelor’s degree. Finland, Germany and other European countries require a master's to teach. Educators need more, not less, training. The second suggestion was to restore authority and order to classrooms. Studies show that authority and order...
  • Southern California school board OKs curriculum after Gov. Gavin Newsom threatened a $1.5M fine

    07/22/2023 6:42:41 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 22, 2023 | Associated Press
    TEMECULA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California school board has voted to approve a social studies curriculum for elementary students, resolving a dispute with Gov. Gavin Newsom over lesson plans that mentioned the state’s first openly gay elected public official.
  • Is Teaching Patriotism Bad?

    06/15/2023 8:02:33 AM PDT · by Rev M. Bresciani · 22 replies
    New American Prophet ^ | June 15, 2023 | Dr. Jerry Newcombe
    There is a vital battle over education in our day. And if we lose it, we could ultimately lose the country.
  • Major teacher training program change removes diversity, equity and inclusion from training rules

    06/09/2023 5:31:00 AM PDT · by CFW · 19 replies
    WSBtv2 ^ | 6/9/23 | Courtney Francisca
    ATLANTA — The Georgia Professional Standards Commission voted unanimously to remove words like “diversity”, “equity” and “inclusion” from teacher training rules Thursday. Starting July 1, teacher training programs are no longer required to discuss the words when preparing educators for the classroom. Teachers and civil rights advocates present for the vote called the commissioners “shameful.” “They know what they’re doing. Education is an institution that can either destroy or nurture future generations, but they don’t want strong generations. They want disempowered generations in pain under this white supremacist violence,” said Jonathan Peraza-Campos with the Intercultural Development Research Association. The words...
  • Former Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot lands teaching gig at Harvard after leaving office

    06/02/2023 9:32:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/02/2023 | Kyle Morris
    Former Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is taking on a new role in education, less than a month after she left office. Beginning this fall, Lightfoot will teach a course at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health tentatively titled "Health Policy and Leadership," according to an announcement from the school. Lightfoot, who left office on May 15 after losing re-election, will serve as the Richard L. and Ronay A. Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow at the school beginning at the end of August. The Menschel program, according to the school, "offers a rare opportunity for those who have recently served...
  • Mississippi Is Offering Lessons for America on Education

    06/02/2023 1:58:26 PM PDT · by JSM_Liberty · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 31, 2023 | Nicholas Kristof
    The refrain across much of the Deep South for decades was “Thank God for Mississippi!” That’s because however abysmally Arkansas or Alabama might perform in national comparisons, they could still bet that they wouldn’t be the worst in America. That spot was often reserved for Mississippi. So it’s extraordinary to travel across this state today and find something dazzling: It is lifting education outcomes and soaring in the national rankings. With an all-out effort over the past decade to get all children to read by the end of third grade and by extensive reliance on research and metrics, Mississippi has...
  • Mom Defends Son Who Beat up His Bully, Got Suspended — "The School Did Nothing"

    05/02/2023 7:08:20 AM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 76 replies
    Distractify ^ | May 2, 2023 | Robin Zlotnik
    If someone punches back once after being poked at repeatedly for months and months without consequence, who should get in trouble? Allison Arnall Davis recently went viral after her son Drew received out-of-school suspension for beating up another boy. On Facebook, Allison explains that she's not mad at Drew for doing what he did because the boy Drew beat up has been tormenting him for months. Her son finally fought back against the bully who has been torturing and threatening him while the school has sat back and done nothing. Allison's post has prompted an impassioned discussion about bullying, school...
  • APUSH Textbooks Are Covering The Trump Presidency; The Bias Is Worse Than You Think

    04/23/2023 8:18:15 AM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 10 replies
    Greg Price at Substack ^ | April 17, 2023 | Greg Price
    I reviewed five of the most commonly used AP U.S. History textbooks that cover all the way through the Trump presidency. Used every day by high school students in college-level history classes, the books all contain anti-Trump editorializing, false narratives, and employ selective editing to leave out significant stories that occurred during the Trump presidency. The books all appear on the College Board’s list of textbooks that meet the AP Course Audit curricular requirements. Nearly all of the textbooks claim “Russian meddling” was responsible for the 2016 election of Donald Trump, despite that narrative being debunked through multiple studies and...
  • Why are IQs dropping in the USA?

    04/10/2023 9:13:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 141 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/10/2023 | David Strom
    For decades IQs were climbing in the Western World. It was called the “Flynn effect.”Average IQs were defined as 100 in each succeeding iteration of the IQ test, as by definition the average was normed to 100. But if you rescored earlier IQ tests based upon prior norms, the average IQ would have increased by about 15 points or one standard deviation.In other words, if you took an IQ test in 1942 and scored 100, by today’s scoring you would have an IQ of 86.That is, until the past 10 or so years. In the past 10 years, IQs have...