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Jan 16 11:03

Photos of Victorian women who never cut their hair, 1860-1900

In the Victorian era, a woman's hair was considered an important part of her appearance and marked her status and her femininity. Women in that era were often expected to grow their hair to great lengths, and it was common knowledge that a woman's crowning glory was her hair.

Growing out long hair was done partly by using grown-up hair to treat elaborate updos – as opposed to using mice, pads, or Victorian versions of hair extensions. Many women, even if they have very long hair, when a hairstyle needs a lot of volume, they use mice made from their own hair.

"Let your hair down" today is a phrase used to relax, not the opposite of "tighten". In Victorian times it wasn't just a phrase, it was an act that only took place in bedrooms when a woman pulled out a hairpin and brushed her long hair.

Jan 16 10:18

Florida State Drops Middle East Studies Association Membership As Group Moves Towards Israel Boycott

As previously reported, on December 2, 2021, the business meeting at the annual meeting passed a resolution endorsing the BDS boycott against Israel. The resolution now goes to a full membership vote expected to start in mid-to-late January 2022.

If MESA’s membership ratifies the academic boycott of Israel, it will have profound implications for the academic freedom of American students and scholars, not just Israelis, as I explored in an Op-Ed at The NY Post:

BDS represents a full-frontal assault on academic freedom at American universities and colleges, not just against Israeli institutions. BDS academic boycott guidelines bar almost all interactions with Israeli academic institutions and “representatives” of such institutions.

Jan 16 08:24

Biggest Teachers Union FORCED Social Media To Push Woke Education

Shortly after the National School Boards Association sent its letter to President Biden that linked concerned parents to domestic terrorists, the National Education Association (NEA) penned its own letter to social media companies, pressing them to abolish "propaganda" spreading on their platforms against Critical Race Theory, which supposedly stoked "a small but violent group of radicalized parents."

The NEA sent its letter on October 8, around a week after the NSBA sent its letter to the president, setting into motion a series of events. The NBSA letter was sent on September 29. On October 4, the Department of Justice published a memorandum saying that they would be examining the threats underlined in the NSBA's letter. On October 22, the NSBA issued an apology for the letter.

Jan 16 07:22

Gov. Glenn Youngkin signs 11 executive actions

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed nine Executive Orders and two Executive Directives just hours after being sworn into office outside the State Capitol Saturday.

Jan 16 07:12

New US governor rescinds mask & vaccine mandate in 1st order

Newly sworn-in Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin has pulled mandates requiring children to wear masks and state employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19 as part of his first day in office.

After defeating Democratic candidate and former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe in the November 2021 gubernatorial election, Youngkin – a Republican – stuck by his pledge to lift sweeping coronavirus restrictions imposed by his predecessor.

The mandates had been implemented by former Democratic governor Ralph Northam, who was ineligible to run for re-election in November. McAuliffe, who served as governor before Northam, took his place as the Democratic candidate and lost by 2% to Youngkin.

In his executive order rescinding the school mask mandate, Youngkin stated that “parents, not the government, have the fundamental right to make decisions concerning the care of their children.”

Jan 16 06:32

Afghan Women Despair Over Closed Public Universities

A number of female students in eastern Nangarhar province voiced mounting despair about the lack of access to public universities, lack of employment opportunities for women and girls, and the uncertain future in general for Afghan girls and women in the country.

Ahmad Khan, who is a teacher in Nangarhar province, said that three of his daughters were students at the department of Agriculture, Engineering and Literature at Nangarhar University, but for months the doors of public universities have been closed to them.

Kerishma, a 20-year-old woman living in the Shiwa district of Nangarhar, told TOLOnews that she and her younger sister (Zala) had passed the entrance exams for the engineering and literature departments at Nangarhar University last year, but had not yet been able to join their classes.

Jan 16 06:19

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin is sworn in and immediately BANS critical race theory, outlaws school mask mandates and launches investigation into Loudoun County Public Schools

Virginia's newly governor, Republican Glenn Youngkin, has banned Critical Race Theory from the state's schools, overturned mask mandates and pledged to investigate Loudoun County Schools following an alleged rape at a high school.

Youngkin pledged to 'restore trust in government and to restore power to the people' after he was sworn into office on Saturday and quickly put pen to paper to introduce a host of executive orders.

Within hours of taking office, the governor issued nine executive orders and two executive directives that saw him rescind a vaccine mandate for all state employees.

Jan 15 08:59

Public School District Pays $57k For ‘Woke Kindergarten’ To ‘Disrupt Whiteness’

ABay Area California school district that agreed to spend $40 million on creating an ethnic studies curriculum hired several critical race theory organizations to assist their push for “Anti-bias/anti-racism.” While the startling figure revealed the scale of Hayward Unified School District’s push for critical race theory, previously unreported public records and even the district’s website more fully encapsulate Hayward Unified’s extremism.

The district, which consists of 19,000 K-12 students in three high schools, five middle schools, and 21 elementary schools, dedicated $123,000 for a variety of critical race theory training programs for staff and students that expressed extreme sentiments. This expenditure included an organization called “Woke Kindergarten” that received $57,000 to teach public school teachers and staff how to “disrupt whiteness.”

Jan 15 07:09

Sean Duffy: This ‘shocking’ plan was hatched in the White House

The Fox News contributor and former congressman discusses allegations that Education Secretary Cardona solicited the NSBA letter about parents and Biden railing against Republicans over voting rights.

Jan 15 07:07

FBI Targeting Parents for Opposing CRT – Judicial Watch SUES

Judicial Watch announced that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit for all FBI records related to the October 4, 2021, memorandum issued by Attorney General Garland targeting parents who objections to Critical Race Theory in schools.

Jan 15 06:51

US Teachers Union Lobbying To Take Away Freedom Of Speech & Censor Americans

Soon after the National School Boards Association (NSBA) sent an infamous letter to the White House comparing concerned parents to domestic terrorists and inspiring a Department of Justice memo, the National Education Association (NEA) addressed a similar letter to social media companies, pressing them to stifle "propaganda" about Critical Race Theory which had supposedly stoked "a small but violent group of radicalized parents."

After recent revelations that the White House actually assisted in drafting the NSBA letter and alleges that Education Secretary Miguel Cardona solicited the letter (an allegation a Department of Education spokesperson has rejected), critics have suggested that the NEA letter represents even more coordination between government and interest groups to silence parents.

Jan 15 06:27

Student Resists, Refuses To Wear Suffocation Mask

Even if these masks conferred a very marginal benefit, it is not unreasonable to prefer the clarity of communication that comes from unobstructed speech and visible facial expressions, or to find it dehumanizing to be confronted all day by masked faces. Children still learning how to communicate should not have their faces covered, and infants learning language and facial cues should not have to contend with a world in which they rarely see a human face. -- I mention this because a parent sent me the following story from the University of Georgia.

Jan 14 11:04

Universities Received Millions in COVID Relief; Some are Still Imposing Delays, Remote Instruction

By Peter Cordi

Campus Reform revisited the money universities received in 2020 through the CARES Act.

This legislation gave universities billions to help students directly and make campuses better equipped for the pandemic.

In 2020, the federal government gave American colleges and universities approximately $14 billion in relief through the CARES Act. As part of the $2.2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package, the CARES Act allocation mandated that approximately half its funds be used for emergency student aid.

Now, nearly two years after President Donald Trump signed the CARES Act in March 2020, numerous institutions that received aid are delaying in-person learning due to the Omicron variant...

Jan 14 09:32

WHY COLLEGE IS A WASTE OF MONEY

Jan 14 08:13

Student loan giant Navient inks $1.85B settlement over fraud claims

The loan-servicing company has long been dogged by claims it has engaged in fraudulent practices, dating back to before it split from Sallie Mae in 2014.

More recently, in March 2021 a Washington state judge ruled Navient violated a consumer protection law by illegally misleading borrowers and their families and friends who co-signed student loans. The company did not properly disclose the terms of release from those obligations, the judge ruled.

Navient's new settlement with attorneys general from 38 states and Washington, D.C., will provide $1.7 billion in private student loan relief to 66,000 borrowers, primarily those who borrowed to attend for-profit institutions. These loans were in default and largely originated between 2002 and 2010.

The settlement also delivers an additional payout of $95 million, or about $260 each for roughly 350,000 federal loan borrowers who were placed in certain types of long-term forbearances.

Jan 14 07:28

Teen Convicted In Loudoun School Sex Assaults Sentenced, Must Register As Sex Offender

The teenage boy responsible for two sexual assault cases in Loudoun County schools on Jan. 12 was sentenced to probation at a residential treatment facility until his 18th birthday in July 2024.

Judge Pamela L. Brooks of the Loudoun County Juvenile Court also ordered him to be placed on the sex offender registry, a rare outcome for juveniles and a first for Brooks.

The 15-year-old will stay in the Loudoun County Juvenile Detention Center until his transfer to the locked residential facility, likely within the next week, according to the judge.

The boy was found guilty on Oct. 25 on accounts of forcible sodomy and forcible fellatio inside a bathroom at Stone Bridge High School on May 28.

On Nov. 15, he pleaded no contest to felony abduction and misdemeanor sexual battery charges for another case in a Broad Run High School classroom on Oct. 6.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now, about those school officials who tried to hush it up...

Jan 13 14:16

The Right Direction : Wisconsin GOP unveils bill to teach real gun safety in schools

Democrats supposedly love the idea of “gun safety,” but a new bill in Wisconsin is about to put that love to the test. Republicans have introduced legislation that would require the state superintendent of schools to put together a curriculum for an elective course in high school to teach students actual gun safety, instead of preaching an abstinence-only “guns are bad” message.

The bill had its first public hearing this week, and Democrats are already coming up with lame excuses for their opposition...

Jan 13 10:15

Critical Race Causes Massive Increase In Homeschooling

The number of homeschoolers in Virginia has grown by almost 40 percent since 2019, making up about 5% of Virginia's total public school enrollment.

According to the Virginia Department of Education, there are now around 62,000 homeschoolers in Virginia. That number is down slightly from more than 65,500 homeschoolers during the 2020-2021 school year.

Jan 13 07:45

State lowers bar for teaching hires amid Covid-related shortage

At least one US state is struggling so much to find enough teachers to keep classrooms open that it will hire teenagers who were high-school students themselves less than a year ago as fill-in educators.

The Kansas State Board of Education approved an emergency declaration on Wednesday, temporarily easing the minimum credentials that school districts must require for substitute teachers. The new rules demand only that a candidate be at least 18 years old, have a high-school diploma, pass a background check, and fill out an application form.

During the rest of the current school year, applicants will no longer be required to have completed at least 60 credit hours of accredited college classes – equivalent to four semesters of full-time coursework – to be licensed as a substitute. Randy Watson, the state’s education commissioner, reportedly told board members that he knows of at least four districts that are on the verge of shutting down their schools because of teacher shortages.

Jan 12 09:04

Ivy League Cartel Sued For Price-Fixing

In a comical trolling of elite America, plaintiff lawyers are suing Yale, MIT, Columbia, Duke, et al for price-fixing. The suit reveals how American universities favor the wealthy and powerful.

Last April, Sam Haselby and I wrote a piece titled “Break up the Ivy League Cartel,’ offering a history of the elitism of top universities in America. For hundreds of years, these top schools have policed the moral, cultural, and economic boundaries of what forms the American elite, and in the post World War II era, the global elite. They are in many ways a cartel of institutions that share strategy on endowment funds, academic trends, cultural capital and student management.

Jan 12 09:02

Biden's Education Secretary Allegedly Requested 'Domestic Terrorism' Letter From School Boards Group

Newly surfaced emails suggest that the U.S. Department of Education might have played a more important role than previously thought in the creation of a highly controversial letter, which likened concerned parents to domestic terrorists.

In a letter (pdf) sent to President Joe Biden on Sept. 29, 2021, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) characterized disruptions at school board meetings as “a form of domestic terrorism and hate crime.” The organization also urged the federal government to invoke counterterrorism laws to quell “angry mobs” of parents seeking to hold school officials accountable for teaching Marxist critical race theory and for imposing COVID-19 restrictions such as mask mandates on their children.

Jan 12 08:50

Will Virginia Lead the Way on School Choice, Homeschooling?

One of the silver linings of the COVID-19 pandemic is the new trend of parents choosing to exercise their options when it comes to the education of their children. Much to the consternation of leftists, who seem to believe children belong to the state, not parents, more Americans are deciding to homeschool their children. In Virginia, the number of homeschoolers has increased drastically over the past few years.

The Washington Examiner reported:

The number of homeschoolers in Virginia has increased by nearly 40% since 2019, making up about 5% of Virginia’s total public school enrollment.

There are now around 62,000 homeschoolers in Virginia, according to the Virginia Department of Education. That number is down slightly from more than 65,500 homeschoolers during the 2020-2021 school year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a lot of homeschooling around here.

Jan 12 07:26

California governor proposes almost $40B for higher ed, sets long-term goals

Passage of a final California budget for next year isn't expected for months, but the proposal from Newsom, a Democrat, is still important because it signals funding levels and priorities for public colleges in the country's most populous state.

Newsom wants 70% of working-aged Californians to hold a postsecondary degree or certificate by 2030.

The multiyear approach is also important because it allows for the planning that long-term goals require, according to Tom Harnisch, vice president for government relations at the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.

"The key to public higher education improving student access and outcomes is sufficient, sustained and predictable budgeting," he said.

Jan 12 07:25

6 higher education lawsuits to watch in 2022

Several major pending lawsuits have the potential to crumble the pillars of long-standing practices in higher education, including whether colleges can consider race in admissions and whether faith-based institutions can be exempt from a federal sex discrimination law.

Another high-profile case accuses top-ranked colleges of colluding to limit financial aid packages, while still another centers on the messy divorce between Liberty University and its former president, Jerry Falwell Jr.

Below, we rounded up six key cases that we'll be watching in 2022 and beyond for the impact they will have on individual colleges and the higher ed sector as a whole.

Jan 12 07:25

Why Do Liberals Hate Black Folk?

Why is it that Black folk do and do for the Democrats but they don’t do for them? It ain’t right that you do for someone and he doesn’t do for you. So why do you do for the Democrats and they don’t do for you? I’ll tell you why. Because yo’ is a chump. Malcolm X, 8 days before his assassination.

In 1924 a young girl started school in a small farm town. These children were not the sons and daughters of millionaires, scientists, professors, doctors and lawyers. By today’s standards, the majority would be below the poverty line. But the school system promised the parents that every 5 year-old child entering school in September would be able to read a newspaper before Christmas.

They taught the children phonics so they could read every word in a newspaper in less than 4 months though they might have to use a dictionary to understand the big words.

Jan 11 11:20

Presidential hopeful says no to ‘politically correct propaganda’ in schools

Eric Zemmour, who is running in the 2022 French presidential election, has vowed to stop the “brainwashing” of school students and focus on academic excellence instead.

“Over the past 40 years, our children have been indoctrinated,” Zemmour, an essayist and a political pundit, said on Monday.

“Schools can’t be a place where feminist, LGBT and decolonial ideologies brainwash our children.”

“There’s no prosperous nation without a school that transmits knowledge, and without a school that makes it possible to strive for excellence,” Zemmour said, promising to focus on teaching the French language and math in primary schools, and remove “politically correct propaganda” from textbooks.

Jan 11 06:38

Top-ranked colleges illegally conspire to limit financial aid offers, lawsuit alleges

All 16 universities named in the lawsuit are current or former members of the 568 Presidents Group, a group formed in 1998 by more than two dozen college leaders to collaborate on a need-based financial aid system. The name references the section of federal law that allows colleges to work together on financial aid formulas.

The case is the latest shockwave to hit admissions practices at selective colleges. The recent Varsity Blues scandal, in which wealthy parents secured spots for their children through fraudulent athletic profiles and bribes to college officials, exposed how well-heeled families could manipulate admissions practices. And the U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether to take up a challenge to race-conscious admissions policies at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Jan 10 12:24

Indiana Moves to Bar Critical Race Theory From Being Taught in Public Universities

New bill could prohibit CRT in state-funded schools, universities

Indiana may effectively ban Critical Race Theory (CRT) tenets from being taught in public schools and universities.

Senate Bill 167, which is sponsored by seven Republican lawmakers, states that no “state educational institution” can “engage in training, orientation, or therapy” that includes stereotypes on the basis of “sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, [and] political affiliation.”

The state senate bill was read Jan. 4. A House version, House Bill 1040, has been introduced but makes further provisions that prohibit the teaching that “socialism, Marxism, totalitarianism, or similar political systems are compatible with the principles of freedom upon which the United States was founded.”

Jan 10 11:36

Dems Panic Over Teachers' Union Push For Remote Learning As Yet Another Study Shows Academic Suffering

Teachers, and teachers unions - an overwhelmingly left-wing demographic filled with Maddow-worshipping Covidian loyalists (who might be spotted in their element driving alone with a mask on) - are beginning to worry Democratic officials over their refusal to work in-person due to the Omicron surge.

This, after the nation's third-largest school system in Chicago shut down this week after teachers' union members refused to come to work. In other places, 'the tenuous labor peace that has allowed most schools to operate normally this year is in danger of collapsing,' according to the New York Times.

Jan 10 10:46

California's Closed School Policy Had Kids LITERALLY Suffering

California students had an academic crisis during the 2020-2021 school year amid COVID-19 lockdowns — math in particular, according to a new report from the California Department of Education (CDE).

The results arise from a student performance assessment performed during the 2020-2021 school year when most public school students participated in remote learning. Most California public schools returned to in-person or hybrid learning by the spring of 2021.

Jan 10 09:34

“You can’t make college admissions fair by getting rid of the SAT”

Why the Fuck Do You Trust Harvard?

Here is what I want to say to you: at the end of this process, no matter how you change it, no matter how many statements the schools put out about diversity, no matter how many thumbs you put on all the scales to select for a certain kind of student, at the end of this process are self-serving institutions of limitless greed and an army of apparatchiks who are employed only to protect their interests. That’s it. You can’t make college admissions fair by getting rid of the SAT because colleges admissions can’t be “fair.”

College admissions exist to serve the schools. Period. End of story. They always have, they always will. College admissions departments functioned as one big anti-Semitic conspiracy for decades because that was in the best interest of the institution. Guys who the schools know will never graduate but who run a 4.5 40 jump the line because admissions serves the institution.

Jan 10 09:18

National Association of Independent Schools Tries To Silence Reporting By Whistleblower Paul Rossi on CRT Training Sessions

Paul Rossi was a former teacher at the elite Grace Church School in Manhattan, NY, and went public at Bari Weiss’ Substack regarding the destructive “antiracist” teaching and indoctrination at the school, I Refuse to Stand By While My Students Are Indoctrinated.

Paul appeared on a Legal Insurrection Foundation panel on May 30, 2021,

Paul obtained training videos from the National Association of Independent Schools recent People of Color Conference. You can view the schedule here. There was an expansive list of sponsors. Soledad O’Brien was the featured speaker.

NAIS is the central accrediting authority for private schools, sets the tone for Critical Race activities, and is viewed with fear by many people we have communicated with.

Jan 10 07:51

Biden’s DOJ REFUSES To Withdraw Memo Instructing FBI To Target And Harass Parents Opposed to CRT

Biden’s DOJ says it will not withdraw a controversial memo used to activate the FBI Counterterrorism Division to harass parents voicing their opposition to ‘woke’ ideology.

Jan 10 07:45

DOJ Refuses To Withdraw Memo Activating FBI Counterterrorism Division Against School Parents

In a quiet response to the Senate Judiciary Committee three days before Christmas, the Biden DOJ says it won't withdraw a controversial memo used to activate the FBI Counterterrorism Division to investigate parents voicing their opposition to a variety of topics - primarily mask and vaccine mandates, and teaching critical race theory.

"[I]n December we asked why the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division was getting involved in parents expressing their concerns at school board meetings. Now, just to be crystal clear, there’s no excuse for real threats or acts of violence at school board meetings, but if there are such threats, these should be handled at the local level and the Attorney General should withdraw his memo that started this whole thing.

"Well, a couple days before Christmas, the Justice Department responded to us with just a one-page letter.

Jan 10 07:32

Read Jane Eyre if you dare: University students are given 'trigger warnings' for classic literature - as Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and Charles Dickens's Great Expectations are marked 'distressing'

They have been celebrated as classics of English literature for more than 150 years, enjoyed by generations of children as young as eight.

But university students have now been given a 'trigger warning' that Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and Charles Dickens's Great Expectations both contain passages they might find 'distressing'.

Critics last night described the cautions given to students at Salford University as 'absurd'. Tory MP Andrew Bridgen said it was ridiculous that adults 'have to be protected from the stories that generations of children have been able to cope with without being damaged'.

Jan 09 06:44

Sorry, but online teaching is of limited value in many subjects

With the coronavirus wreaking havoc with so many endeavors, I see the upcoming Spring 2022 calendar to be tenuous at best for students at any level to attend classes in person.  I find that thought distressing on so many levels, especially since we are social animals and we learn best by doing and interacting – not by staring into a screen. -- I don't see real interaction occurring online.  Video delays, poor audio and visual quality, absent body language, singular and mass expressions from others, distractions, are examples to be considered when using online teaching.  I'm sure some will disagree, but unless you have experienced both, from equally good instructors, I can't see online education being as satisfying, stimulating, or mind-expanding for students or instructors.

Jan 09 06:30

Epic, Jeff Perrine 3 Minute Remarks to Lincoln, California, School Board Go Viral

Jeff Perrine is a California dad who has had enough. A December confrontation with the Lincoln, California, school board is going viral on Twitter because his words speak for so many. Jeff Perrine Twitter HERE. Jeff Perrine YouTube HERE.

Only has 294 views on YouTube, but LOL that won’t last long. There are a few salty words amid the speech. As noted by Mr. Perrine: “I give an extemporaneous impromptu talk at the local School Board meeting in Lincoln CA Dec. 21st 2021. About the mask mandate and other things, they want to mandate.” ENJOY:

Jan 08 15:23

Leftist School Teacher Charged For Locking 13-Year-Old Child In Trunk Of Car To ‘Quarantine’ Him

A far-left school teacher from Texas has been charged with child endangerment after she locked a 13-year-old kid in the trunk of her car after the child tested positive for COVID-19.

Jan 07 12:16

Nation’s Largest Public University System Goes Remote, Introduces New COVID Restrictions

By Avery Selby

As COVID cases California have been rising with the Omicron variant’s spread, the California State University system has implemented a new set of restrictions for the upcoming spring semester.

The CSU system is requiring students and employees to get the COVID-19 booster by Feb. 28 or within “six months after an individual received the final dose of the original vaccination, whichever is later.”

Among its 23 campuses, CSU has approximately 56,000 faculty members and 477,000 students. Those numbers make California State University “the largest system of four-year higher education in the country,” according to the system’s website...

Jan 07 11:12

5000 Anti-Mandate Protesters at New York Capitol

By Michael Kane

5,000 peaceful protesters rallied at the New York Capitol in Albany on January 5th to say no to all covid and vaccine mandates. The 2022 legislative session in Albany is loaded with bills attempting to codify multiple covid and vaccine mandates into state law.

Driving to the protest, road conditions were treacherous where black ice, rain and sleet caused multiple accidents including one 6-car pile up. Hundreds of protesters who were headed to Albany turned back due to the horrible road conditions. Even many confirmed speakers turned back when trapped in horrible traffic and icing roads, including Kevin Jenkins.

Despite these major obstacles the turnout was still enormous! 5000 people NEVER show up in Albany over any issue, ever. The point was made loud and clear, New York is completely against codifying covid mandates into law...

Jan 07 06:58

Unions shut a record 4,783 schools across US this week despite assurances classrooms are safe: Arizona Governor offers long-suffering parents up to $7,000 to send kids to private schools or pay for tuition

Hundreds of thousands of students were forced to return to remote learning on Thursday, as unions shut 4,783 schools - a record for the past year - and some states and cities took drastic measures to keep their children in education.

Of the 98,000 schools in the U.S., 4783 were not offering in-person learning on one or more days during the week beginning January 2, according to the Burbio tracker.

The number includes 653 Chicago schools that canceled classes on Thursday after 73 percent of Chicago Teachers' Union members voted to suspend in-person teaching - to the fury of the mayor, Lori Lightfoot.

Jan 07 06:36

San Francisco Teachers to ‘Shut the Whole System Down’ in Omicron ‘Sickout’

Teachers in the San Francisco Unified Schools District (SFUSD) are planning a “sickout” on Thursday to protest what they say is the district’s failure to protect them from the omicron strain of the coronavirus, which is now surging in the state.

Hundreds of teachers are planning to call in sick, potentially disrupting schools — echoing the Chicago Teachers Union’s (CTU) vote to refuse to work this week, which resulted in classes being canceled for the second day in a row Thursday.

The informal strike action by members of United Educators San Francisco (UESF) comes as the union is engaging in collective bargaining with the SFUSD over coronavirus measures, the San Francisco Chronicle notes.

The state is currently experiencing a coronavirus surge that has seen hundreds of Bay Area students test positive before returning to school.

Jan 07 06:20

Jaw-Dropping: Almost $25 Billion In Donations For “Racial Justice” And Related Causes Since George Floyd Death

I knew there was a boatload of money flowing toward various race-related and “social justice” activist groups and programs since George Floyd’s death in late May 2020. We see it particularly in education, where the flow of money to racialize K-12 seems endless. Contrary the endless jabber by teachers union messaging guides and politicians like Sheldon Whitehouse, it is the left-wing that is floating in a sea of money.

Just eyeballing it I’ve repeatedly estimated the funding to left-wing education activist groups in the hundreds of millions of dollars, and that’s not counting union spending. But I may be severely underestimating the cash flow to the education activist sector considering that almost $25 billion has been donated mostly to race-related activist groups and causes in the past two years.

Jan 07 06:17

History Profs Claim Republicans Are Taking the Country to Authoritarianism

This is pure projection. Look at where the Democrats have brought us in less than a year.

Jan 06 08:24

ASU Students Found Guilty Of Harassing White Students Are Triggered By College’s Punishment (VIDEO)

After two students were reprimanded by Arizona State University for harassing two conservative white students, they are now accusing the university of conducting a “racially biased investigation.”

In a video, Mastaani Qureshi and Sarra Tekola claimed that they were punished by the university for “defending our multicultural center from racism and sexism,” and that the campus is “a violent place.”

Jan 06 07:39

Schools Use Omicron To Take A Longer Winter Break

Over 450,000 students returned to remote learning in the first week of January after coming back from the holiday break, the New York Times reported on Monday.

Districts in cities including Newark, N.J., Atlanta, Ga., and Cleveland, Ohio, have decided to start the learning remotely amid a nationwide surge in COVID cases prompted by the Omicron variant. Newark schools will be closed until January 14.

Jan 06 07:25

UCLA Professor Who Said Rittenhouse Shot 'Black' Men Slammed After Admitting Got 'Tiny Detail' Wrong

On November 19, Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all counts by a jury in Kenosha, Wisconsin, after fatally shooting two individuals and injuring another during the 2020 summer protests, capping an extensive trial regarding the tragic riots in that city.

Kara Cooney, a professor and novelist at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), received some heavy criticism on Wednesday over a chapter in her new book "The Good Kings" that erroneously alleges Kyle Rittenhouse shot two Black males.

"Consider 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, who used his semi-automatic weapon to kill two Black men in Kenosha, Wisconsin, while waging a glorious race war on behalf of his inherited White power," Cooney wrote in the book, per Fox News.

Jan 05 12:06

Yale Tells Students They Cannot “eat at local restaurants,” Citing COVID Fears

By Logan Dubil

The Ivy League school is implementing new COVID restrictions and delaying in-person instruction until Feb. 7.

The new restaurant policy garnered several negative reactions on social media.

Yale University students cannot eat at restaurants near campus and must comply with “a campus-wide quarantine until Feb. 7.”...

Jan 05 09:05

‘This is a disaster.’: Severity of learning lost to the pandemic comes into focus

AMERICA, WE HAVE A PROBLEM — Results from a standardized test taken by elementary and middle school students earlier this school year paint a bleak picture of the harm the pandemic inflicted on their learning.

— Performance on the iReady test administered nationally by Curriculum Associates plummeted for all students compared to the last time it was given before the health crisis began. Nearly three million students took the test both times. But achievement among children who attend schools with large proportions of Black and Latino students suffered the most, the data shows.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The pandemic is part of the problem, but let us not forget how education has been transformed into liberal indoctrination. Resources that should go into teaching math, science, etc. are being diverted to Drag Queen Story Hour, CRT, etc.

Jan 05 08:25

The Path To Cure Education From Leftist Indoctrination

Kevin Roberts only took office as the new President of the Heritage Foundation on December 1, but his education-focused program for the legendary think tank could change how Conservatives approach Critical Race Theory.

“The greatest fruit of the debate over critical race theory isn't merely that conservatives are winning that debate and thankfully rooting out CRT in a lot of schools,” Roberts told the Washington Examiner. “It's that in the process of doing so, we have recognized that we can use this overreach by the radical Left to remind Americans what education should truly be about.”

Critical Race Theory, which asserts that American institutions and culture are systemically racist and skin color dictates status as either victim or oppressor, has been the origin of continuous national discussion due to its presence in public schools.

Jan 05 06:42

More immigrant students could be eligible for in-state tuition in New Jersey

Many states, either through law or action at the public college system level, allow unauthorized immigrant students to pay in-state tuition rather than the higher out-of-state prices.

Several states, including New Jersey and Virginia, have also moved to offer these students state-funded financial aid. Unauthorized immigrant students are not eligible for federal financial aid or loans, often making it difficult for them to afford college.

Critics of these measures argue taxpayers should not subsidize the education of students living in the country without authorization.

The changes in New Jersey put the state at the vanguard for these types of issues, although they would affect nonimmigrant students who are authorized to be in the country under certain types of visas.

Jan 04 12:35

Judicial Watch: Records Reveal Coordinated Effort to Advance Critical Race Theory Initiatives in Loudoun County

Judicial Watch announced today that it received 3,597 pages of records from Loudoun County, VA, that reveal a coordinated effort to advance Critical Race Theory initiatives in Loudoun County public schools despite widespread public opposition.

The records were produced in accordance with two Judicial Watch Virginia Freedom of Information Act (VFOIA) requests to Loudoun County Public Schools. In March and April 2021 requests, Judicial Watch asked for communications between Loudoun County Superintendents Eric Williams and/or Scott Ziegler with school board members, teachers and parents regarding anti-racism initiatives, including a proposed speech code.

Jan 04 10:37

University of Memphis Offers Professors Financial Incentives to Embed Social Justice in Curricula

The University of Memphis in Tennessee, a public university, is offering professors a cash incentive to infuse their courses with social justice content.

This is going to include concepts related to Critical Race Theory, which we have all been assured is not being taught anywhere.

Jan 04 08:52

New York teacher arrested after allegedly giving Covid vaccine to 17-year-old

A teacher was arrested after she was accused of administering a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to a 17-year-old at her Sea Cliff, New York, home without permission from the minor’s parents. WNBC’s Pei-Sze Cheng reports.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The teacher, as it turns out, has no medical training!

Jan 04 07:59

Biden bizarrely pushes COVID shots in message to student loan borrowers about repayment freeze

President Joe Biden used an end-of-the-year announcement about extending a freeze on student loan debt repayment to urge vaccination. The president had initially decided to end the freeze, first put in place by President Donald Trump in March 2020, on February 1.

But his statement on December 22 about an extension until May 1 included vaccination and COVID booster shots as a way to prepare for the eventual restart of student loan payments.

“As we are taking this action, I’m asking all student loan borrowers to do their part as well,” Biden said, after announcing general plans to have the Department of Education help borrowers prepare to fulfill their obligations to pay back their student loans.

Borrowers should “make sure [to get] vaccinated and boosted when eligible,” along with looking at other repayment and debt amnesty programs, the president said.

Biden has repeatedly used negative language towards people who have chosen not to take the abortion-tainted jabs.

Jan 03 10:26

New Bill In This State Grants Parents Control Over School Libraries

Oklahoma lawmakers recently introduced a bill that would authorize parents to demand the removal of sexually explicit books from school libraries and would penalize school employees who attempt to stand in their way.

Fox News reported that Senate Bill 1142 would allow parents to request any book with sexually explicit material to be removed from shelves if “a reasonable parent or legal guardian" would want to approve it before their child reads it.

Jan 03 09:34

Students at University of Oregon Want Critical Race Theory Required for Graduation

Campus Reform reports:

Should CRT be a graduation requirement? These student leaders say yes.

Members of the Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO) are currently requesting to make Critical Race Theory (CRT) a graduation requirement for students.

Associated Students of UO president Isaiah Boyd believes that the implementation of CRT in the university’s curriculum is “relevant to not only the educational value for students, but also to the wellbeing of our community,” Oregon Public Broadcasting quoted the student leader as saying.

Though Boyd reportedly believes that CRT training will benefit students, not every member of the UO community agrees.

Carter Cunningham, a student at the University of Oregon, is not surprised that his classmates want to push CRT on other students.

Jan 03 07:51

G. Edward Griffin - The Grand Design: The Hidden Plan That Shapes US Foreign Policy


This lecture by G. Edward Griffin, given in the late '60s, exposes the hidden plan that shapes U.S. foreign policy and that the ultimate objective of that policy is the same then as it is now — disarmament and world government.

Dec 31 11:45

4 Positive Education Trends to End 2021

By Kerry McDonald

There is a lot to be frustrated about as 2021 concludes. Some places are back in lockdown over rising coronavirus cases, while others are re-imposing previous restrictions and introducing new ones—including my city.

But at this joyful time of the year, I choose to be optimistic and focus on all the good things happening right now, particularly in the world of education.

Here are 4 positive educational trends to celebrate:

1. Government-run schools are losing students...

Dec 31 07:37

Most Americans Don't Trust Teachers, Schools With Children's Gender Identity: Survey

A majority of Americans say that male and female are the only two genders, and that schools shouldn’t be allowed to counsel children about gender or sexuality without parents’ consent, according to the results of a survey released Monday.

The survey was conducted by Rasmussen Reports among 1,000 American adults from Dec. 21 to 22, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points at and 95 percent confidence level. It comes amid a social media firestorm sparked by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, who was accused of engaging in “hate speech” for insisting that there are only two biologically distinct genders.

“Transgender activists have accused J.K. Rowling of ‘hate speech’ for saying it, but most Americans agree with the Harry Potter author that there are only two genders,” the report said.

Dec 30 15:09

EPISODE 248: THE WARNING WE IGNORED - The Highwire with Del Bigtree

An almost 40 year-old interview with an ex-KGB Defector, Yuri Bezmenov, has re-emerged and is going viral. Why is it going viral now? Del sits down with the journalist who conducted that interview, G. Edward Griffin, for a deep dive into the Russian spy’s extraordinary warning to the American people in 1984, and why this warning must be heeded today.

Guest: G. Edward Griffin

#TheIgnoredWarning

https://www.bitchute.com/video/AnOvlBVocPep/

Dec 30 08:14

University Lecturer Defends Critical Race Theory, Says ‘Whiteness is a Disease’

U. North Carolina-Greensboro lecturer defends CRT, says ‘whiteness is a disease’

A lecturer at University of North Carolina-Greensboro recently declared “whiteness is a disease” and that “whiteness” is the only reason people oppose critical race theory.

Charles Egerton, a former “corporate photographer” who recently acquired his Ph.D. in Peace and Conflict Studies, made the statements during a November virtual panel titled “Common Threads: Attacks on Critical Race Theory: Centering Whiteness.”

The video’s description notes it “unpacked four central myths and attacks being used by political and social opponents that seek to demonize and misrepresent Critical Race Theory and center whiteness”:

Dec 30 08:13

Harvard Dropping SAT Requirement for Several More Years Enables More Anti-Asian Discrimination

Harvard University is a defendant in a lawsuit alleging discrimination against Asian applicants. We covered the case at the trial and appeals court levels, where Harvard prevailed. The case now is awaiting word whether the U.S. Supreme Court will take the case for review.

As detailed previously, one of the primary pieces of evidence demonstrating discrimination was the SAT scores of admitted applicants, as was argued in the Petition for review by SCOTUS:

Harvard uses race at every stage of the admissions process. To begin, Harvard recruits high-school students differently based on race. App.154-56. African-American and Hispanic students with PSAT scores of 1100 and up are invited to apply to Harvard, but white and Asian-American students must score a 1350. JA.577:6-581:20; JA.3741. In some parts of the country, Asian-American applicants must score higher than all other racial groups, including whites, to be recruited by Harvard.

Dec 30 07:34

Experts Warn Against Closing Schools Due To Omicron

Cases of COVID-19 have increased throughout the country amid the speedy spread of the Omicron variant. Still, Brown University School of Public Health Dean Dr. Ashish Jha told "Fox News Sunday" this is no excuse for closing down schools and making children go through remote learning once again.

Host Mike Emanuel noted that, according to the Burbio school tracker, more than 800 U.S. schools are now planning on shutting down in January instead of bringing students back in person after winter break.

Dec 29 11:47

Students Are Learning To Resist Surveillance: Year in Review 2021

By Jason Kelley

It’s been a tough year for students – but a good one for resistance.

As schools have shuffled students from in-person education to at-home learning and testing, then back again, the lines between “school” and “home” have been blurred. This has made it increasingly difficult for students to protect their privacy and to freely express themselves, as online proctoring and other sinister forms of surveillance and disciplinary technology have spread. But students have fought back, and often won, and we’re glad to have been on their side.

Dragnet Cheating Investigations Rob Students of Due Process...

Dec 29 09:57

Randi Weingarten’s attempts to rewrite school-closings history won’t fly

American Federation of Teachers boss Randi Weingarten has learned an important lesson from the pandemic: Parents really resent the fact that she and the union she heads pushed to keep schools closed for so long at the expense of kids. So what’s Weingarten doing? Denying she did any such thing. And she’s got her media lapdogs backing her. Don’t fall for any of it.

“Rather than championing shutdowns, [Weingarten]’s spent much of her energy, both in public and behind the scenes, trying to get schools open,” New York Times scribe Michelle Goldberg wrote.

The AFT president told Goldberg she was “uncomfortable” acting “as a mediator between desperate parents grieving their kids’ interrupted educations and beleaguered teachers who feel they’re being blamed for a calamity they didn’t create.”

Dec 29 08:55

Challenging our public school district’s obedience to county ‘health’ ‘orders’: District removes my committee’s 2-month censorship after conceding addressing lockdown’s doubled failure rate was ‘aligned with district learning goals,’ ~50 students revolt

“The rules are simple: they lie to us, we know they’re lying, they know we know they’re lying, but they keep lying to us, and we keep pretending to believe them.” ~ Elena Gorokhova, A Mountain of Crumbs (also attributed to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)

Perhaps the most helpful communication is a summary of events to the most recent article, the specific updates when they occurred, and preview of coming events (articles 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39).

This is my best “shot” to explain, document, and prove the “Covid” + “vaccine” narrative are Crimes Against Humanity: a 4,700-word essay I sent to ~100 teacher colleagues in September, 2021.

Dec 29 08:36

TikTok Promoting "Proud Groomer Teacher" Videos

Rod Dreher at The American Conservative details the disturbing trend of school teachers openly bragging on popular social media platforms about indoctrinating young children in their classes with transgender and "sexual rights" instruction. "Call it confidence, or call it arrogance, but there are some young schoolteachers who brag on TikTok about telling the little kids in their class all about transgenderism and gender theory," Dreher writes.

It comes also as a number of media reports in the US and UK have correlated the amount of time children spend online consuming content on apps like TikTok and their willingness to "come out" as a different gender, at increasingly young ages. One recent Daily Mail article observes that "Campaigners have accused TikTok of helping children to be 'brainwashed' by hosting viral social-media videos that promote changing sex as 'cool'."

Dec 28 12:28

NV Lawmakers Reverse State-wide Vaccine Requirement for College Students

By Katelynn Richardson

As many universities move to require booster shots, Nevada lawmakers have overturned the state-wide COVID-19 vaccination mandate for college students.

Since the decision was announced, 644 faculty, staff, and students have signed a petition to have the mandate reinstated.

The Nevada Legislative Commission’s 6-6 split decision last week overturned the state’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate for all college students within the state...

Dec 28 11:17

It's Madness What Is Happening To College Kids

This is a post about the absolutely insane, crushing restrictions being imposed on young, healthy vaccinated (often booster and often naturally immune) people by institutions of knowledge. In order to prove my thesis that these policies are misguided, let me start with some basics.

When it comes to COVID19, there are only 3 things any of us can do:

We can lower the risk of bad outcomes when we encounter the virus.

We can delay the time to meet the virus

We can engage in theater which does not delay the time to meet the virus

What goes in these buckets?

Dec 28 10:47

Virginia Parents File Lawsuit Against Albemarle County Schools for CRT Anti-White Indoctrination

Five Virginia families have filed a lawsuit against the Albemarle school district for indoctrinating students in anti-white critical race theory, seeking to block the implementation of a far-left curriculum selected by the school district in 2019.

Dec 28 09:18

Conservatives Inundate Loudoun County Schools with Over 500 FOIA Requests

Conservatives seeking information about a Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) alleged sexual assault coverup, among other things, have flooded the school division with over 500 Virginia Freedom of Information Act (VFOIA) requests, according to Loudoun Now.

From 2012 to 2018, the outlet said, the average yearly number of VFOIA requests was about 90.

Approximately 40 percent of the requests — made by “a half-dozen individuals” — have been filed by members or allies of Fight for Schools, a Loudoun-based education advocacy organization which has been behind several efforts to recall school board members.

Dec 28 08:23

Hoax Essay on 'Racism' of White Milk Against Black Coffee Wins Praise in Swedish University

Among other things, the essay suggested that white milk takes away the unique properties of black coffee, "domesticates", and "controls" it, making a point about "drink-based colonisation". The author of the essay went on to rhetorically ask readers "what on earth was happening to our bastions of education".

A hoax paper in critical whiteness that problematises the use of white milk in black coffee as racist, has been accepted by Stockholm University and even received some praise.
The essay called "Black and white drinks" was written by 27-year-old Arvid Haag and framed as an "account of what happened from the early 20th century in the struggle between coffee and milk".

In the essay, Haag described how the marketing of coffee has been characterised by highlighting the "black and exotic elements" of the drink. With milk, however, "the local and the white" was emphasised, the news outlet Fria Tider reported.

Dec 28 04:40

California parents speak out against sexual predator public school teachers caught grooming children into transgenderism

It turns out that this is hardly an isolated incident. Public schools all across the country are filled with “teachers” who similarly aim to corrupt and destroy precious children by manipulating them into becoming “trans” and engaging in sexually deviant behavior.

Dec 27 13:08

National School Boards Association Could Lose Millions In Dues Following Letter Comparing Parents To Terrorists

A controversial letter comparing concerned parents to domestic terrorists has led to the National School Boards Association (NSBA) losing 17 state affiliates as well as the potential for millions of dollars in membership dues.

“At least 17 state affiliates have severed ties with the group,” Axios reported by early December, “and some are even considering establishing a competitor.”

Those affiliates, according to estimates, accounted for over 40 percent of all member contributions in 2019.

Axios adds that despite apologizing for the letter, “the fallout could be seven figures in annual funding.”

Dec 27 09:12

The Cruel and Unusual Punishment Of Prof. Jason Kilborn by U. Illinois-Chicago John Marshall Law School

Not all of academia is mean-spirited, vindictive, and vicious. But enough of it is that the term “cancel culture” — a concept most associated with campuses — has penetrated the broader culture. The University of Illinois-Chicago John Marshall School of Law is a prime example of all of the above pathologies, an institution that is psychologically torturing a professor just because it thinks it can.

We have covered so many of these attacks on professors, and there is a pattern – much like in the Maoist Cultural Revolution, students frequently are the aggressors who consider it their right to end a career as “accountability” for perceived offense. The difference in campus culture is not so much student activists, that’s a given almost everywhere, it’s whether the administration becomes a party to the cancel culture.

Dec 24 07:42

'Crime is made up': Woke teachers force middle school pupils to listen to BLM activists claim black people who commit crime are being 'enslaved' by being sent to jail and society is being ruined by 'white supremacy and capitalism'

A group of Black Lives Matter activists told Indiana middle school students during a spring 2020 lecture that they live in a world where 'crime is made up' and black people are more likely to be 'enslaved' for their actions.

Video of the talk - which featured Indy10 BLM activists Jessica Louise, Kyra Jay Harvey, Michelle Anastasia and Leah Derray - was recently leaked by Tony Kinnett, district science coordinator and instructional coach for Indianapolis Public Schools.

The footage shows how teachers permitted the guest speakers to tell students they were living in a 'misogynistic, masculine society' that uses white supremacy and capitalism to harm black people, according to the Daily Caller, which obtained and first reported on the video.

Dec 23 12:08

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Vetoes GOP Bill Requiring School Course Materials To Be Posted Online

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would allow parents to see what their kids are being taught in school.

Dec 22 13:28

This Is Why Kristi Noem Is One Of The Greatest Leaders In America

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem issued a bill meant to ban the teaching of Critical Race Theory in her state's schools.

"Our schools should teach our children our nation’s true and honest history," Noem said in a statement Monday. "They should teach about our successes in establishing a country that is a beacon of freedom to the world and our mistakes along the way. Our children should not, however, be taught the false and divisive message that they are responsible for the shortcomings of past generations and other members of our respective races."

Dec 22 13:23

Math test for teachers ruled racist

A Canadian court has ruled that a mandatory math proficiency test is unconstitutional and should not prohibit those who fail to pass it numerous times from teaching children, as it unfairly affects non-white candidates.

The Ontario Divisional Court ordered the Ontario College of Teachers last week to “grant certification to teacher candidates who have not passed the Mathematics Proficiency Test,” citing “disparities in success rates of standardized testing based on race.”

The Mathematics Proficiency Test violates s. 15(1) of the Charter, is not justified under s. 1, and is unconstitutional

Noting that there is an “under-representation of racialized teachers in Ontario schools,” the judgment argued that “racialized students benefit from being taught by racialized teachers” and that “the deleterious effects of the MPT on racialized teacher candidates who have been disproportionately unsuccessful on the test outweigh its benefits.”

Dec 22 06:49

Indianapolis Administrator Fired After Leaking District’s CRT Agenda

An Indianapolis school district administrator announced he was fired Monday in the wake of a video he tweeted in early November in which he revealed his district’s woke social justice educational agenda.

Tony Kinnett, who served as the science coordinator for Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS), reported on Twitter he was fired for:

Sharing that IPS recorded children in required racial justice sessions

Not sending IPS the personal info of [journalists] @TietzKendall and @AndyMarkMiller

Quoting Dr. Payne’s racist comments to students

Sharing public files

“It’s clear Indianapolis’ actions are retaliatory from the cobbled-together charges,” Kinnett, now the owner and executive director of the Chalkboard Review, told Breitbart News. “It’s sad to see questions and concerns about transparency tossed aside to protect the horrific words and actions of staff in the district.”

Dec 22 04:58

How to Ride an Electric Scooter Safely?

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So, how do I ride an e-scooter?

It's simple: just climb on it and start riding!

Dec 21 09:31

What Does Harvard-Going Test-Optional Imply?

This is an interesting perspective, but I’m not sure if it is true. Big institutions often do things for dumb reasons these days. In some ways, wealth generation these days seems more related to coding, crypto, and other cognition-intensive functions than ever before.

On the other hand, Harvard has traditionally functioned as the Smart Money when it comes to college admissions methods, so it’s not crazy to think that Harvard had crunched some numbers that suggested to them that making admissions tests optional would not lower alumni giving in a generation.

Colleges’ internal studies of who gives what to the old alma mater are an important piece of evidence explaining something about our social system that I’ve never seen published for the public in recent decades. Maybe Robert Klitgaard’s “Choosing Elites” in 1985 had something on donations to Harvard? Has anybody seen anything more recent?

Dec 20 11:18

Law prof suggests rewrites of First and Second Amendments that do not mention free press or bearing arms

A professor at the University of Miami School of Law has penned a proposal for a "redo" of the First and Second Amendments in a Boston Globe op-ed.

Mary Anne Franks, the Michael R. Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair at the university, wrote that the first two amendments, which include the rights to free speech, religion and bearing arms, "inspire religious-like fervor in many Americans" and that both are "deeply flawed in their respective conceptualizations."

"These two amendments are highly susceptible to being read in isolation from the Constitution as a whole and from its commitments to equality and the collective good," Franks wrote.

The professor claims that the two amendments "tend to be interpreted in aggressively individualistic ways that ignore the reality of conflict among competing rights."

Dec 20 09:05

Georgetown University Launches New Diversity and Inclusion Track at Med School

New diversity, equity and inclusion med school track launched at Georgetown

Georgetown University will add a new track to its seven current options for medical students.

The School of Medicine’s “Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion” track joins Health Justice Scholar Track, Healthcare Leadership Track, Literature and Medicine Track, Medical Education Research Scholar Track, Population Health Scholar Track, Primary Care Leadership Track and Environmental Health and Medicine Track as concentrations for aspiring medical professionals.

Professors and co-directors Ann Jay and Tamara Wilson have not responded to two emailed requests for comment on the curriculum sent in the past month by The College Fix.

Completion of the track, which involves modules, field work and group projects, will prepare students to “[s]erve as a champion of DEI in future experiences” and work to “dismantle systems of power designed to benefit certain groups.”

Dec 20 07:48

DC 3rd Graders Reportedly Made to Reenact Holocaust, Told It's 'Because Jews Ruined Christmas'

A female staff member at Watkins Elementary School in Washington, DC, has been placed on leave after reportedly making third-grade children reenact Holocaust-related scenes and making an anti-Semitic remark.

The Washington Post cited an email by school Principal MScott Berkowitz as saying that the staff member, who was not identified and is now under investigation, told students in library class to dig mass graves for their classmates and simulate shooting the victims, with one pupil instructed to act as Adolf Hitler.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

See my comment about home-schooling below.

Dec 20 07:46

Third-grader told to portray Hitler & commit suicide – reports

An instructor at a Washington, DC elementary school has been suspended after reportedly making third-graders reenact scenes from the Holocaust, including pretending to dig mass graves for their classmates and simulating shootings.

The incident allegedly took place during a library class last Friday at the Watkins Elementary School in the US capital, according to a Washington Post report on Sunday that cited an email from the school’s principal MScott Berkowitz. The staff member is also thought to have used anti-Semitic slurs.

The children had been working on a self-directed project, when the instructor apparently told them to act out scenes that included a train journey to a death camp and people dying in gas chambers, the Post reported. One student was told to portray Adolf Hitler committing suicide.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Now THERE is a great argument for home-schooling!

Dec 19 13:15

Challenging our public school district’s obedience to county ‘health’ ‘orders’: After inviting district surrender, HUSD announces they ‘won’t enforce’ student ‘vaccine requirements,’ ~50 students + staff + parents request Zoom meeting with district

“The rules are simple: they lie to us, we know they’re lying, they know we know they’re lying, but they keep lying to us, and we keep pretending to believe them.” ~ Elena Gorokhova, A Mountain of Crumbs (also attributed to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)

Perhaps the most helpful communication is a summary of events to the most recent article, the specific updates when they occurred, and preview of coming events (articles 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38).

This is my best “shot” to explain, document, and prove the “Covid” + “vaccine” narrative are Crimes Against Humanity: a 4,700-word essay I sent to ~100 teacher colleagues in September, 2021.

Dec 19 07:33

Leftist School Now Testing For Students Wokeness

Boston University is facing criticism over the nature of questions from its mandatory Title IX training. Students who do not finish the training are blocked from registering for courses the following semester.

The University has long asked students and faculty to complete some form of training related to sex-based discrimination and sexual assault. However, this year's offerings have some thinking about whether the questions have gone too far.

Dec 19 07:32

Parents Erupt At California School Board Meeting Over Alleged 'Coaching' Of Students Into LGBTQ Club

A mixed crowd of more than 150 people packed a school board meeting in Salinas, Calif., on Dec. 15 as frustrated parents clashed with supporters of two teachers accused of subverting parents and recruiting middle school students into a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) club.

Jessica Konen, one of about 30 people who spoke during an extended public comment period, told the board that school staff indoctrinated her child and usurped her parental authority.

Konen blasted the board and accused teachers and staff of coaching her gender dysphoric daughter through the Equality Club, an LGBTQ+ support group now called the You Be You (UBU) Club at Buena Vista Middle School.

“I stand here today in front of all of you because I am outraged. Is this really barely coming to light? Are you guys serious?” she said.

Dec 19 07:07

Emory University tells fraternity it can’t hang Christmas wreath on door

Students at Emory University have been told that their Christmas decorations are a violation of school policy.

According to Campus Reform, members of the school’s Alpha Tau Omega fraternity were told on December 3 that their Christmas wreath hanging in front of their residence was a violation of school policy that would require an incident report.

“Since this is the second violation of the policy, an incident report will be submitted to the Office of Student Conduct,” Josh Gamse, assistant director of sorority and fraternity life, reportedly wrote to the students in an email.

Emory’s policy states that “exterior holiday decorations must not be installed or removed by students” and that “violators of this policy will face disciplinary actions.”

Dec 18 07:10

SCHOOL BOARD TYRANT GETS WHAT HE ASKED FOR

Dec 18 06:36

Eric Adams: We’re Shutting Down Schools in Areas with Large Outbreaks and ‘We’re Going to Continue to’

On Friday’s “CNN Tonight,” New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams (D) said that “temporarily shutting down the schools” in areas of the city that have large coronavirus outbreaks is “smart, it’s a great way to go, and we’re going to continue to do that.”

Dec 18 06:23

Oxford University may make 'woke scores' part of the criteria when recruiting academics

Oxford University may make 'woke scores' part of the criteria when recruiting academics, it has emerged.

A consultation document from the university's race equality taskforce reportedly states the importance of embedding EDI – equality, diversity and inclusion – into 'all recruitment'.

It recommends that 'good citizenship and/or commitment to EDI work' should be 'essential criteria' for applicants, the Daily Telegraph reported.

But some academics have objected to the idea.

Dec 17 07:52

Major California School Districts Adopt Senseless “Equity” Grading System

Last month, my colleague Mike LaChance noted that with an substantial increase in failing grades, likely due to dreadful COVID-learning restrictions, California school districts were planning to rework the grading system to be more…”equitable”.

Now the approach is being adopted my major school districts across the state are adopting the approach.

Bad report cards could soon be a thing of the past in California as some of the state’s largest school districts are dropping “D” and “F” grades.

Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Oakland Unified, Sacramento City Unified and other California districts have decided to limit the use of “Ds” and phased out “Fs” in grading. High schoolers who fail a test or homework assignment can get a do-over or more time to complete the work.

Students who don’t ever finish the assignments or who fail the final exam would earn an “incomplete,” according to EdSource.

Dec 17 07:51

Harvard Declares Admission Test Optional (If You Are a Donor's Child, a Celebrity's Kid, an Underrepresented Minority, or a Jock)

But if you are a white or Asian without a hook, you’d be smart to still send in your 1600 on the SAT or 36 on ACT.

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