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May 27 16:17

The State of Indiana is searching for STEM teachers

WABASH VALLEY, Ind. (WTHI) - Indiana is looking for those interested in teaching STEM classes. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math.

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is accepting applications for STEM Recruitment Fund Grants.

Indiana organizations and colleges can apply.

Funding is available to support programs that recruit, prepare, place, and retain public school educators.

The focus is training for schools with teacher shortages in STEM fields.

The application runs through June 28. Learn more here.

May 27 09:45

Two Grown-Up Homeschoolers Explain How Alternative Education Helped Them Get Ahead

By Kerry McDonald

With more parents than ever before choosing or considering the homeschooling option, it can be helpful to hear how homeschoolers turn out.

According to the US Census Bureau, homeschooling has tripled this academic year from its pre-pandemic levels, with more than 11 percent of current K-12 students currently learning this way. Research reveals generally positive outcomes for homeschooled students. Harvard, despite some professors’ attacks on the practice, periodically spotlights the success of its homeschooled students. And Business Insider proclaimed that “homeschooling could be the smartest way to teach kids in the 21st century.”

For Brett Cooper and Saul Zimet, growing up homeschooled offered a host of opportunities and perspectives that were personally fulfilling and have led to both academic and career success...

May 27 07:08

'All white people are racist': Brandeis University assistant dean defends critical race theory and says she hates 'whiteness'

Brandeis University Assistant Dean Kate Slater said in a post marking the anniversary of George Floyd's murder that 'all white people are racist' and that she hates 'whiteness,' despite being Caucasian herself.

Slater, who describes herself on social media as a 'racial justice scholar and educator,' made those controversial comments to her 5,424 Instagram followers on Tuesday.

'Yes, all White people are racist in that all White people have been conditioned in a society where one's racial identity determines life experiences/outcomes and Whiteness is the norm and the default. That includes me!' the educator wrote in all-caps.

She continued: 'I don't hate white people - I hate whiteness.'

May 26 07:18

UK students punished for defending Palestine

As millions of people have vented anger at the Israeli regime crimes against the Palestinians over the past few weeks, an astonishing anti-Palestine trend has hit British schools. Teachers up and down the UK are being condemned after attempting to punish Muslim students who express solidarity with Palestinians over the past few weeks, ever since Israel’s regime began its indiscriminate attacks on Palestinians starting last Ramadan.

Examples include Rochdale’s Oulder Hill Community School; where a teacher accused a young teenager of having “racist views” for wearing a Palestine flag face mask.

In Leeds, the Head Teacher at Allerton Grange School was forced to apologize after claiming the Palestinian flag was a symbol of anti-Semitism.

And in Manchester, Pars Wood High School defended its decision to suspend a student for chanting “free Palestine” in class, while another student is being investigated for cutting down an Israeli flag at Birkshire’s Maiden Erlegh School.

May 26 06:42

Flight from White: Yet Another Leftist PoC Lady Grievance Study Professor Is Exposed as White

The History of Consciousness department’s most famous professor is Angela Davis (say his name: Judge Harold Haley).

It’s most famous graduate was Huey Newton.

Here’s Professor Andrea Smith:

When she squinches up her eyes, she look like maybe she’s part American Indian, a little.

But when Smith opens her eyes, she looks all white:

May 24 09:15

Rally Held at Rutgers as Students and Parents Push Back Against Vaccine Mandates

By Stephanie Locricchio, Children’s Health Defense

Rutgers was the first university to announce it will require the COVID vaccine for all students returning in the fall.

Since then, hundreds of universities — including the University of Notre Dame, Brown, Cornell, Northeastern University, New York’s State University (SUNY) and City University (CUNY) systems, and many other colleges and universities throughout the country — have said they will require COVID vaccines for the upcoming fall semester.

The Rutgers announcement prompted Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Children’s Health Defense’s (CHD) chairman and chief legal counsel, to send a letter to Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway to remind him that mandating Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) products violates federal law...

May 24 08:47

You and your child can build a computer together with the Kano PC on sale for $150

The buildable computer comes with a 1.10GHz processor, 4GB RAM, and 64GB storage. It has an 11.6-inch touchscreen display so it can be used as a tablet or PC. It comes with Windows 10 and runs all Windows 10 programs. Has USB-C and a 10-hour battery.

May 24 06:39

Advanced Placement Test Scores by Race

May 23 14:34

‘Porn literacy’ class at New York prep school leaves students and parents baffled

Parents forking over $40,000-plus a year for their students to attend Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School were outraged after the junior class was given a ‘porn literacy’ course without warning.

‘Pornography Literacy: An intersectional focus on mainstream porn’ was a course given to 120 male and female students (some in person, others by Zoom) and, according to the New York Post, was taught by Justine Ang Fonte, the Health & Wellness director at New York’s Dalton, who says on her website that she has “reveled in disrupting health education for 10 years.”

The presentation, some of which was seen by the Post, included images of partially nude women (some in bondage), discussions on the “orgasm gaps” between straight and gay women, and popular search terms on pornographic websites like “stepmom” and “anal,” as well as ‘genres’ of porn such as “barely legal.”

May 23 07:01

St. John’s professor allegedly fired for reading racial slur from Mark Twain book

In a twist worthy of Mark Twain himself, a St. John’s University professor has been fired for reading a passage containing the N-word from Twain’s anti-slavery novel “Pudd’nhead Wilson” in her “Literature of Satire” class.

Hannah Berliner Fischthal, an adjunct instructor at the Catholic college in Queens for 20 years, uttered the N-word once during a remote class Feb. 10 — after she first explained to students the context of the word and said she hoped it would not offend anyone.

“Mark Twain was one of the first American writers to use actual dialect,” Fischthal said. “His use of the ‘N-word’ is used only in dialogues as it could have actually been spoken in the south before the civil war, when the story takes place.”

The day after the class, however, she got an email from a student who said she had to “abruptly” leave the call because of Fischthal’s use of an “inappropriate slur.”

May 21 09:58

'Staggering' trade in fake degrees revealed

Thousands of UK nationals have bought fake degrees from a multi-million pound "diploma mill" in Pakistan, a BBC Radio 4's File on Four programme investigation has found.

Buyers include NHS consultants, nurses and a large defence contractor.

One British buyer spent almost £500,000 on bogus documents.

The Department for Education said it was taking "decisive action to crack down on degree fraud" that "cheats genuine learners".

Axact, which claims to be the "world's largest IT company", operates a network of hundreds of fake online universities run by agents from a Karachi call centre.

With names such as Brooklyn Park University and Nixon University, they feature stock images of smiling students and even fake news articles singing the institution's praises.

May 21 06:25

The Not So Great Reset Rolls on

From the New York Times:

University of California Will No Longer Consider SAT and ACT Scores

The university system has reached a settlement with students to scrap even optional testing from admissions and scholarship decisions.

By Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio

For some reason, that strikes me as the funniest Conquistador-American name yet that I’ve seen among diversity hires. I’m waiting for José Antonio Primo de Rivera y Sáenz de Heredia IV, Duke of Primo Rivera to show up on the New York Times list of its new vibrantly diverse employees, but until then Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio will have to do.

May 20 10:29

WATCH: A 10-Year-Old Boy Humiliates School Board Over Unscientific Mask Mandates

A ten-year-old boy absolutely humiliated a school board in Florida as he spoke passionately in requesting the council to stop the unscientific and ridiculous mask mandate for the district at the school.

Teachers frequently defy the mask mandate, according to the fourth-grader in the Martin County School District in southeastern Florida. He recalls one teacher yelling at students if they take a sip of water outside while wearing their masks. The boy claims he saw his teacher off campus and recognized her because she takes “mask breaks” at her desk, but she did not recognize him because students do not have the same privilege.

The young boy pleaded with the school board to remove the district’s mask mandate immediately in his impassioned speech.

May 20 08:44

‘I am being investigated by my university for saying women have vaginas’

In a crowded field, the ‘women have vaginas’ scandal at Abertay University might just be the most insane campus-censorship story yet. Lisa Keogh, a law student at Abertay, is currently being investigated by the university authorities for comments she made in seminars. She says her fellow students complained after she said that women are born with female genitalia, and that trans women should not compete in women’s mixed martial arts. For uttering such heresies she could even face expulsion — the university is reportedly deciding her fate later today. We spoke to Lisa ahead of the ruling to find out more.

May 19 05:28

None of the colleges requiring COVID vaccine will accept acquired immunity as alternative: report

But studies show previous infection from the virus provides lasting immunity, including from its variants

Well over 200 colleges and universities across the nation have announced in recent weeks they will require students to get the COVID vaccine to return to campus this fall, and more campuses are added to the list each day.

Bizarrely, most teachers and staff are exempt from that same vaccine mandate, according to a list maintained by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

In effect, campus leaders force their students to get a vaccine — even though young people are shown to have far fewer severe reactions from COVID-19 — while their older, more vulnerable employees are given a pass.

Even more troubling is that university leaders refuse to accept acquired immunity in place of a vaccine even though experts — including Dr. Anthony Fauci himself — have found that previous infection from the virus provides lasting immunity, including from its variants.

May 17 05:39

Challenging our public school district’s obedience of county ‘health’ ‘orders’: After 4 emails and 15 days of teachers’ union President and VP silence, I email the union’s entire Board of Directors (18 of ?)

Perhaps the most helpful communication is a summary of events to now, an update, and preview of coming events (articles 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18).

Summary to date: The California “lockdown” to “flatten the curve and keep hospitals running” has lasted since March 3, 2020, despite statutory limit for emergency powers due to “beyond control” hospitals lasting only 60 days (§ 8627.5 California Emergency Services Act). Thankfully, our local hospitals have been in full control of patient numbers at all times.

As a NorCal public school teacher, I inquired to our district’s leadership and teachers’ union how their negotiated policy to “obey” county “health” “orders” is legal given the above reasonable limits to dictatorial authority.

May 16 11:56

Why Edith Hamilton Feared the Decline of Individualism More Than Atomic Bombs

By Lawrence W. Reed

“People hate being made to think,” the educator and classical scholar Edith Hamilton (1867-1963) once said. Laziness of mind is indeed easy to find, even more so today than in her time. It shows up in vapid social media posts, flippant political rhetoric, superficial media coverage, knee-jerk but sanctimonious opinions, and the widespread absence of critical thinking skills. It’s everywhere.

People who don’t think are vulnerable to those who do, especially to those who think constantly about how to use others for nefarious purposes. Dictators and demagogues strongly prefer compliant, sycophantic subjects over thoughtful, independent, free-spirited types...

May 14 06:27

Scholars Line Up To Join Anti-‘Woke’ Online Education Platform

Submitted by Peter Svab of The Epoch Times,

Hundreds of scholars, including some distinguished figures, have applied for positions at an online education startup that promises explicitly non-“woke” instruction in a number of academic disciplines.

Named “American Scholars,” the project was started several months ago by Matthew Pohl, former University of Pennsylvania admissions officer. As soon as word got out, résumés started to stream in from academics offering their participation, its leaders said.

Pohl described the project as the fruit of his gradual disillusionment with his career in the academic world, where he drove admissions at several prestigious universities. He noticed that with regard to education, most students weren’t getting their money’s worth, attributing that to the “administrative bloat” of establishment colleges, as well as the spread of quasi-Marxist ideologies that have come to be collectively known as “wokeness.”

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May 13 10:50

Grass-Roots Americans Revolt Against Critical Race Theory

Suddenly, ordinary Americans are rising to resist anti-white Cultural Marxist Critical Race Theory indoctrination in their schools. An authentic grassroots movement at the state and local level is forcing state legislatures and school boards to act against this poisonous Communist doctrine. Naturally, the Regime Media is speaking power to truth, trying to “explain” things to the peasants who don’t want their children harmed. But that this is even judged necessary is a very good sign.

Of course, if we were to take Journofa and academics at their word, Critical Race Theory would make Civic Nationalism completely impossible. If CRT really becomes the orthodox teaching of the American Global Empire, the Historic American Nation would need to break away in order to survive.

May 13 07:35

Challenging our public school district’s obedience of county ‘health’ ‘orders’: After 11 days of teachers’ union silence, I ask a third time to respond to 8 specific complaints (17 of ?)

Perhaps the most helpful communication is a summary of events to now, an update, and preview of coming events (articles 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17).

Summary to date: The California “lockdown” to “flatten the curve and keep hospitals running” has lasted since March 3, 2020, despite statutory limit for emergency powers due to “beyond control” hospitals lasting only 60 days (§ 8627.5 California Emergency Services Act). Thankfully, our local hospitals have been in full control of patient numbers at all times.

As a NorCal public school teacher, I inquired to our district’s leadership and teachers’ union how their negotiated policy to “obey” county “health” “orders” is legal given the above reasonable limits to dictatorial authority.

May 12 12:49

Future Generation : Cheating at School Is Easier Than Ever—and It’s Rampant

A year of remote learning has spurred an eruption of cheating among students, from grade school to college. With many students isolated at home over the past year—and with a mass of online services at their disposal—academic dishonesty has never been so easy.

May 12 12:16

Penn State passes resolution calling for end to ‘male-specific’ terms like ‘freshman’ & ‘senior’

Pennsylvania State University is the latest college to make a move towards wokemania, after the faculty passed a resolution getting rid of terms like ‘freshman’ and ‘senior’ for not being gender inclusive.

The Senate Committee on Curricular Affairs at the school passed the ‘Removal of Gendered & Binary Terms from Course and Program Descriptions’ resolution and it was signed by over two dozen professors and administrators, according to a report from Campus Reform.

Under the resolution, terms such as ‘freshman,’ ‘underclassman,’ ‘senior,’ and ‘upperclassman’ are being retired in the name of inclusivity.

These terms are apparently “decidedly male-specific” while terms such as ‘upperclassmen’ can be interpreted as being “both sexist and classist,” the resolution states, arguing that Penn State “has grown out of a typically male-centered world.”

May 12 06:52

New Diversity Hiring Practices at George Mason U. Encourage Choosing Skin Color Over Qualifications

New GMU diversity hiring practice encourages selecting for skin color over qualifications

George Mason University sets candidate diversity equivalent with professional achievement

George Mason University is redefining its hiring practices to make candidate diversity equivalent with professional experience.

President Greogory Washington said in a recent email “we need a more comprehensive framework for what constitutes ‘best’” in hiring faculty and staff.

He said in his April 15 email that his explanation came in response to concerns that college hiring must reflect achievement and preferring minorities would be illegal.

“If you have two candidates who are both ‘above the bar’ in terms of requirements for a position, but one adds to your diversity and the other does not, then why couldn’t that candidate be better, even if that candidate may not have better credentials than the other candidate,” Washington wrote.

May 11 06:39

As Predicted, Boston “Zip Code Quota Plan” For Elite Public Schools Reduced Asian and White Admissions, Raised Black and Latino

In late February 2021, we covered a lawsuit filed by a group of Boston, Massachusetts, parents objecting to changes to admissions criteria for an elite public school, Boston Parents Sue Alleging Discrimination Against Asians and Whites In Change of Prestigious Public School Admissions:

Boston Parent Coalition for Academic Excellence (BPCAE) has sued over changes in how students are admitted to a small number of prestigious public schools.

Previously, admission was based on test scores, but Boston, claiming the results were racially unequal, decided to factor in zip codes as to admission. The result would be to exclude many asian-american and white students who otherwise would have gained admission. The parents group alleges the use of zip codes was a subterfuge for illegal use of race and ethnicity.

The Complaint asserted that zip codes were being used as a proxy for race and ethnicity. Here is the Introduction:

May 11 06:24

PROFESSOR SUSPENDED AFTER DENYING CANADA IS A RACIST COUNTY AND CRITICIZING BLM

Mount Allison University Professor Rima Azar feels a strong identification to Canada. Born in Lebanon during a civil war, Azar developed a lasting appreciation for the freedoms of Canada, particularly free speech. An accomplished academic in the field of health psychology, she often discusses her views of political and social issues on her personal blog Bambi’s Afkar from her unique perspective. However, she recently ran afoul of an individual who spotted comments denying that Canada is a racist country and criticizing Black Lives Matter as an organization. The individual compiled an array of what was viewed to be objectionable positions and triggered a movement to have Azar fired. In a direct attack on free speech and academic freedom, the University then suspended Azar without pay.

May 10 08:09

‘It’s Been Devastating’: UMass Amherst Students Suspended For Not Wearing Masks Off-Campus

Andover parents Kristin and Scott are speaking out on behalf of their daughter. She along with two of her friends are freshmen at UMass Amherst. A picture posted on social media of the three friends not wearing masks outside was handed over to the university and that has landed them in serious trouble.

“There was a photo sent to the administration of these girls outside off campus on a Saturday. This is why they lost a whole semester of their schooling,” Kristin said.

Teresa and RJ’s daughter was also suspended. “She was valedictorian and class president of her high school. She did everything right,” RJ said.

May 10 07:05

Washington Governor Signs Bill Mandating Critical Race Training in Public Schools

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a bill that incorporates the doctrine of “equity, cultural competency, and dismantling institutional racism” into the training for all K–12 educators across the state.

Under Senate Bill 5044 (pdf)—which passed the state legislature in April—school districts in Washington must use one of three professional learning days to specifically train all staff in the topics of “cultural competency, diversity, equity, or inclusion.”

May 10 06:52

Wisconsin to require Holocaust education starting in 5th grade

Students in Wisconsin will now be required to study the Holocaust at least twice between fifth and 12th grade.

A bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Tony Evers mandates that lessons about the Holocaust and other genocides be included in social studies classes at least once between fifth and eighth grade, and again in high school.

“This bill will affect generations of kids in our state and bring increased awareness, and recognition in our schools to the tragedies of the Holocaust, the pervasiveness of anti-Semitism to this day, and hopefully cultivate a generation that is more compassionate, more empathetic, and more inclusive,” Evers said in a statement.

The measure, which was passed unanimously by the Legislature, makes Wisconsin the 19th state to require Holocaust education in high school, according to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial and Museum.

Evers signed the bill at the offices of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, which advocated for it.

May 09 13:19

Critical Race Theory AKA Anglophobic nonsense, possibly banned in some states

Blaming Genetics for how nations behaved in the past as if it were a product of genetic-determinism is itself racist. To say "the white people did xyz" besides being inaccurate, shames and condemns an entire race of people for the political decisions by states made centuries ago and blames global institutions like slavery on whiteness. Whites areas were the first places in the world to end slavery. And slavery is the product of power not genes. That is unless you believe genes are power which is what critical race theory seems to assume.

May 08 18:19

The Conscious Resistance Network Presents: The Pyramid of Power Ep. 1 – Big Education

By Derrick Broze

The Conscious Resistance Network presents: The Pyramid of Power, a brand-new 16-part documentary series aimed at exposing the individuals and institutions which seek to manipulate our world.

Chapter 1: Big Education

Public schooling is a ritual that most children endure during the most impressionable years of their lives. While the assumed goal of public education is to educate the children so that they may become the doctors, teachers, artists, and leaders of the future, some suspect a more sinister agenda is at play. Some believe that mandatory public education has become the tool for the governments of the world – and the education organizations which advise governments – to influence and manipulate the opinions of the youth.

So how accurate are these claims? Is government involvement in education a flawed attempt at achieving a worthy goal? And what role does government education play in influencing the minds of youth?...

May 08 06:49

Gov. Stitt signs bill that restricts teaching of critical race theory in Oklahoma schools

May 04 09:43

Teacher Unions Exposed For What They Really Care About (Not Education)

The American Federation of Teachers triumphantly pressed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reform its direction on school reopenings, emails show.

As the CDC was planning to publish guidance that it was secured to reopen schools fully in February, emails received through a Freedom of Information Act request revealed that the AFT was behind the scenes, lobbying the agency and the Biden administration to modify the guidance to make it more helpful to school closures and mixed education.

May 04 07:30

In bitterly divided election in Southlake, Texas, opponents of anti-racism education win big

Nine months after officials in the affluent Carroll Independent School District introduced a proposal to combat racial and cultural intolerance in schools, voters delivered a resounding victory Saturday to a slate of school board and City Council candidates who opposed the plan.

In an unusually bitter campaign that echoed a growing national divide over how to address issues of race, gender and sexuality in schools, candidates in the city of Southlake were split between two camps: those who supported new diversity and inclusion training requirements for Carroll students and teachers and those backed by a political action committee that was formed last year to defeat the plan.

May 04 06:56

University students back lecturer under attack from 'proud Zionists'

Students at the University of Bristol have spoken out in defence of prominent British Professor David Miller who is under attack for criticising the Zionist state of Israel. Other university students have joined them in their defence of the renowned lecturer. Pro-Israel groups describing themselves as "proud Zionists" have been leading a vicious campaign to have the sociology professor sacked from his post at Bristol.

Concerns have also been raised about the way in which the highly controversial International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism is being used to stifle free speech. "Judaism is different from Zionism," explained one student. "Any definition that the University and the IHRA wish to adopt must not infringe on freedom of speech, which is exactly what Kenneth S. Stern, one of the original drafters of the definition, is strongly opposing."

May 04 06:42

2020 College Free Speech Rankings 

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), in partnership with RealClearEducation, commissioned College Pulse to conduct a survey of students at 55 colleges about students’ experiences with free speech on their campuses. Fielded from April 1 to May 28, 2020, via the College Pulse mobile app and web portal, the survey included nearly 20,000 student respondents who were currently enrolled in four-year degree programs. This was the largest survey of college students about free speech on their campuses ever conducted.

May 03 10:10

America First Legal Pursuing Lawsuit Against Critical Race Theory: Stephen Miller

America First Legal (AFL) is seeking to pursue a lawsuit to stop critical race theory (CRT) training, according to Stephen Miller, a former adviser to then-President Donald Trump.

“We’re also looking for plaintiffs—if we can find them—who are willing to stand up and file suit on critical race theory,” he said during an interview with Fox News.

Miller encouraged federal workers who have been compelled to participate in CRT training to join the effort.

“Go to our website and tell us what happened to you,” he said.

The White House and the Justice Department didn’t immediately respond to requests by The Epoch Times for comment.

May 03 09:49

Teachers told to give fake curriculum to parents who complain of 'indoctrination'

Amid complaints from parents that their children are being "indoctrinated," a Missouri school district official is advising English teachers to create a fake curriculum and keep the real one hidden.

The real one is focused on "antiracist" activism and issues of "white privilege," the Daily Wire reported.

The author of the memo is Natalie Fallert, the literacy speech coordinator for grades 6-12 in the Rockwood School District, serving several towns west of St. Louis that are overwhelmingly white.

She told middle and high-school English teachers in the district that parents had been complaining "we are pushing an agenda," "we are pushing Critical Race Theory (I had to look this one up!)," "we are making white kids feel bad about their privilege," we are "stereotyping," "we are teaching kids to be social activists" and "we are teaching kids to be democratic thinkers and activists."

May 03 09:41

CAUGHT ON TAPE: Teacher Fired For Refusing to Indoctrinate Students Records ‘Woke’ Principal Admitting Curriculum Demonizes White Students (AUDIO)

A math teacher was “relieved of his duties” after he refused to indoctrinate students with toxic Critical Race Theory-based curriculum at Grace Church School in New York City.

Paul Rossi recorded the ‘woke’ principal of Grace Church School admitting the curriculum “demonizes” white students “for being born” and makes white kids “feel less than, for nothing that they are personally responsible for.”

George Davidson, the head of the school, denies the claims, but Paul Rossi recorded him and the tape doesn’t lie.

Paul Rossi cares about children so he decided to go public and blow the whistle on the child abuse disguised as Critical Race Theory.

May 03 09:30

Liberal Professor Goes FULL Psycho Mode after Student DARES to Praise Police

May 03 09:28

Memo Shows Missouri School Told Teachers To Hide Race-Based Curriculum From Parents

Rockwood County School District in Missouri has been accused of hiding certain race-based curriculum from parents.

Janet Deidrick, who is the mother of a ninth grader, spoke with Fox & Friends and said “We were very surprised at this.”

Fox News reports:

According to a memo obtained by The Daily Wire, the Rockwood County school district hid race-based content from their curriculum after backlash from parents who were concerned.

A 6-12 Literacy Speech Coordinator Natalie Fallert wrote to all middle and high school principals that parents complained that the school was “pushing an agenda,” suggesting that certain materials only be visible to students and not to parents on the Canvas remote learning platform.

May 03 09:27

Parent uncovers internal documents exposing school's 'woke' agenda

May 03 07:32

Student Body President at Virginia Commonwealth U. Says She Hates White People

The College Fix reports:

VCU student president says she hates white people, advocates cop killing

The student body president of Virginia Commonwealth University has posted on social media that she hates white people and advocates for cop killing, according to screenshots of the comments published by the Post Millennial.

Taylor Marie Maloney, 20, “was championed earlier this month by the ACLU of Virginia for being the ‘first openly transgender and non-binary person’ elected to the position. But social media posts written by the communist activist have since surfaced showing their advocacy for killing cops, rioting, looting, vandalism and hatred of white people,” the Post Millennial reports.

Some of her comments include: “ur reminder to advocate for k*lling of k*ps,” “riot, riot, riot,” and “i hate white people so much its not even funny.”

May 03 06:19

'Follow The Science' Fallacy Exposed - Teachers Union Exerted Influence Over CDC School Reopening Guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) was heavily lobbied by the nation’s second-largest teachers union on when to reopen America’s schools, emails obtained by the New York Post show. There was extensive communication between the American Federation of Teachers, the CDC, and the White House in the lead up to the release of school reopening guidelines in February.

The documents were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by the group Americans for Public Trust and provided to The Post.

Anyone in the United States, any group, has a perfect right to lobby any federal agency they wish. But don’t you think it would have been nice to know that the CDC was being influenced by teachers in coming to the conclusion that schools should remain closed to in-person learning?

May 02 06:45

Challenging our public school district’s obedience of county ‘health’ ‘orders’: I ask our teachers’ union for relief from apparent district dictatorship, censorship, lies, threats, and violation of mutual Oath to ‘support and defend’ US + CA Constitutions

Perhaps the most helpful communication is a summary of events to now, an update, and preview of coming events (articles 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15).

Summary to date: The California “lockdown” to “flatten the curve and keep hospitals running” has lasted since March 3, 2020, despite statutory limit for emergency powers due to “beyond control” hospitals lasting only 60 days (§ 8627.5 California Emergency Services Act). Thankfully, our local hospitals have been in full control of patient numbers at all times.

As a NorCal public school teacher, I inquired to our district’s leadership and teachers’ union how their negotiated policy to “obey” county “health” “orders” is legal given the above reasonable limits to dictatorial authority.

May 02 06:24

McConnell Urges Biden Administration To Drop "Divisive, Radical" 1619 Project From Grant Programs

Thirty-seven Republicans led by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday penned a letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona urging him to remove the “1619 Project” from federal grant programs, arguing it skews American history for divisive political ends.

“Our nation’s youth do not need activist indoctrination that fixates solely on past flaws and splits our nation into divided camps. Taxpayer-supported programs should emphasize the shared civic virtues that bring us together, not push radical agendas that tear us apart,” McConnell and his GOP colleagues wrote in the letter (pdf).

The Republicans expressed concern that the Biden administration is seeking to prioritize funding educational programs that incorporate the ideas of the 1619 Project and critical race theory into their teaching of U.S. history and civics, reorienting bipartisan programs “away from their intended purposes toward a politicized and divisive agenda.”

Apr 30 15:38

Private school announces ban on staffers who take coronavirus vaccines, as they might threaten the health of students

The Centner Academy in Miami sent out an email to its staff this past week warning them not to take any Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) injections because of the serious risks involved.

Administrators at the private school explained that it is simple too risky for “unvaccinated individuals” to have injected people roaming around campus. Any staff member who does get vaccinated will not be allowed to remain employed.

Apr 30 06:56

Victor Davis Hanson: American Universities Have Lost Their Prestige

Nothing is stranger than the contemporary American university.

Not long ago, Americans used to idolize their universities. Indeed, in science, math, engineering, medicine and business, many of these meritocratic departments and schools remain among the top-ranked in the world.

Top-notch higher education explains much of the current scientific, technological and commercial excellence of the United States.

After World War II — won in part due to superior American scientific research, production and logistics — a college degree became a prerequisite for a successful career. The GI Bill enabled some 8 million returning vets to go to college. Most graduated to good jobs.

The university from the late 1940s to 1960 was a rich resource of continuing education. It introduced the world’s great literature, from Homer to Tolstoy, to the American middle classes.

Apr 30 06:56

Course at Syracuse U. Questions Whether Higher Education Should Stop Teaching Shakespeare

Syracuse University is offering a course in the English Department this Fall, entitled “Why Shakespeare? Race in the Academy.”

According to its description, the course aims to answer the question, “Should we learn Shakespeare?” Students will discuss “issues of race, empire, colonialism, and white supremacy in Shakespeare and the academy,” inspiring “powerful arguments for and against learning Shakespeare.”

“By reading plays and poems alongside recent scholarship from the #ShakeRace and RaceB4Race® movements, we will critically address the questions of when, how, and why Shakespeare is taught, performed, remixed, and reclaimed,” the course description continues.

Apr 30 06:47

San Diego School District Adds 2,000 LGBTQ+ Books for Elementary Students

In California, kids just got loaded up with reading material.

On Monday, parents of kiddos in the San Diego Unified School District received an email.

The superintendent let them know of new resources coming into the system.

Per the message, nonprofit Gender Nation would be donating 2,000 “age-appropriate LGBTQ+ inclusive” books.

As reported by The Daily Wire, the missive explained that, in an effort to “empower students through inclusive stories,” the district would “now have access to more literature specifically geared towards LGBTQ+ students.”

Apr 30 06:33

Fifth-grade teacher at $30,000-a-year private school in Miami that banned its workers from getting COVID-19 shot told 10-year-old students not to HUG their vaccinated parents for more than five minutes

A fifth-grade teacher at Centner Academy, a private school in Miami, told 10-year-old students not to hug their parents for more than five seconds if their parents were vaccinated.

The teacher also advised the students not to get the COVID-19 vaccine when available to them. The school's co-founder, Leila Centner, told teachers that her academy would 'not be right' for them if they got vaccinated against COVID-19, citing debunked claims about vaccinated people 'negatively impacting' unvaccinated ones.

One of the students emailed her mother from her school laptop, saying she was told to stay away from her mother.

Apr 30 06:05

Wisconsin schools required to teach Holocaust under new law

Gov. Tony Evers signed a bill on Wednesday requiring Wisconsin middle and high school social studies classes to teach the Holocaust and other genocides.

Wisconsin joins 17 other states that require Holocaust education, according to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. An 18th state, Arkansas, has a law taking effect next year.

“This bill will affect generations of kids in our state and bring increased awareness, and recognition in our schools to the tragedies of the Holocaust, the pervasiveness of anti-Semitism to this day, and hopefully cultivate a generation that is more compassionate, more empathetic, and more inclusive,” Evers said in a statement.

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And just how does this prepare students for high-paying jobs?

Apr 29 09:31

University Police Departments Become PR Machines Designed To Spread Their Own Version Of Events

By MassPrivateI

For college age students, the fear of school shootings, sexual assaults, thefts etc., are all major concerns. The University of Utah has taken those fears and found a way to exploit them by creating a university police website dedicated to spreading a climate of fear unlike anything we have seen.

Salt Lake City’s, Fox 13 reports “that in an effort to improve campus safety, the University of Utah (UoU) has created a new website that allows students to stay current on the latest safety news and easily find important resources.”...

Apr 29 09:05

Fury as primary school head bans teachers from using 'sexist' language like 'good morning, boys and girls' as critics accuse her of creating 'generation of wallflowers' who are being 'brainwashed into woke political correctness'

A headteacher at the helm of a controversial school has sparked outrage today after revealing she has banned teachers from using phrases including, 'boys and girls.'

Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson from Anderton Park primary in Moseley, Birmingham, has stopped teachers from using terms including, 'let's go, guys', 'man up', 'grow a pair' and 'boys and girls'.

Students as young as three are taught to hold up posters flagging 'sexist' terms and the two pupils who find the best examples are rewarded with certificates at the end of the week.

Apr 29 07:17

Supreme Court seems wary of bold pronouncements in student speech case

Supreme Court justices seemed torn Wednesday about giving school officials authority over what students say when not on campus or cutting administrators entirely out of the equation.

After nearly two hours of argument conducted by teleconference, it seemed a majority might find a lower court went too far in deeming off-campus activities by students completely off-limits to school officials.

But, especially when the Internet amplifies student “speech” far beyond the schoolhouse gate, the justices professed to having a hard time drawing clear lines between when discipline was appropriate and when it endangers the free speech rights of 50 million public school students.

[A cheerleader’s Snapchat rant leads to ‘momentous’ Supreme Court case]
There was also a hint that the case of a 14-year-old high school cheerleader kicked off her squad for a profane Snapchat missive sent to friends might not be the best vehicle for sweeping free-speech pronouncements

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How can we expect school children to respect the Bill of Rights when they themselves are denied their rights under it?

Apr 29 06:50

Inside the growing underground network of parents fighting ‘anti-racism’ in NYC schools

Until last summer, Harvey Goldman had no idea that his 9-year-old daughter was learning about George Floyd’s death and Black Lives Matter as well as her own “white privilege” at the $43,000-per-year Heschel School in Manhattan.

Now he’s part of an underground network of parents in NYC and around the country, many of whom are left-leaning, fighting what they believe is the undue focus on race by schools as part of the new “woke” culture.

Many are reluctant to identify themselves publicly for fear of being labeled racist. But more are coming forward after Andrew Gutmann, the father of a 12-year-old girl at Manhattan’s posh Brearley School, wrote a scathing screed to administrators about their “anti-racism” obsession and went public in The Post last week.

Apr 29 06:37

Teachers Unions Increased Donations to Democrats When Congress Debated Reopening Schools

Roll Call revealed large teachers unions increased their donations to Democrats when Congress debated reopening schools earlier this year.

The teachers unions were the loudest force behind schools remaining closed this school year, especially in Chicago.

Congress debated the coronavirus relief package in early February. It included a Republican proposal that schools receiving federal funding must reopen after the teachers get their vaccines.

The Democrats unanimously voted to block it. At the same time:

The American Federation of Teachers political action committee gave $1.6 million to congressional candidates and committees, including $1 million to House Majority PAC, a super PAC that boosts Democratic candidates, a CQ Roll Call analysis of federal filings showed. The same group disclosed giving just $45,000 to federal committees in the first three months of 2019, the same point in the two-year election cycle.

Apr 28 14:53

Reverse Vaccine Passport: Miami Private School Tells Vaxxed Teachers to Steer Clear of Unvaxxed Pupils

It's happening!!!

I've been thinking for weeks now that we need a "reverse vaccine passport" -- i.e. those who took the experimental mRNA injection should have to be quarantined to ensure the safety of the rest of us -- and now a private school in Miami has gone ahead and implemented it on their own!

Apr 28 13:06

CT Senate Passes Bill to Remove Religious Exemptions for Child Vaccinations

(NBC Connecticut) – The Connecticut Senate has passed a bill that would remove the religious exemption for childhood vaccinations.

The Senate vote was 22-14.

The controversial bill drew huge crowds to the Capitol on Tuesday. People lined Capitol Avenue all the way down to the Legislative Office Building, holding up signs that say “Parents call the shots,” “My body, my kids, my choice,” and “Coercion is not consent.”...

Apr 28 09:02

Cancelling Isaac Newton as part of a ‘decolonisation’ drive is part of a woke-driven purge in education that must be resisted

A British university erasing the achievements of one of the world’s greatest scientists because he may have profited from ‘colonial-era activity’ is madness, and cancels the human spirit behind scientific discovery.

The leaked copy of the “draft inclusive curriculum development” document setting out plans to “decolonise” the engineering curriculum at Sheffield University, which warns that Sir Isaac Newton may have benefited from “colonial-era activity”, would be hilarious if its consequences were not so serious.

Apr 28 05:50

Hunter Biden the PROFESSOR: President's son will guest teach a class on 'fake news' at Tulane University this fall for students interested in 'media polarization

Hunter Biden is helping teach a class on fake news at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana this fall.

The course titled 'Media Polarization and Public Policy Impacts' will include several guest speakers throughout its 10 weeks, including the president's son.

The course description, according to a copy of the syllabus obtained by DailyMail.com, says: 'America's rapidly advancing partisan divide is fueled substantially by the growing political polarization increasingly evident in our news media.'

Apr 28 01:13

Miami private school asks teachers not to get Covid-19 vaccine or they won't be allowed to return next year

A Miami private school has asked its employees to wait to get the Covid-19 vaccine until the end of the school year, but still cautioned that if they do, they won't be allowed to return next year, the school told staff this month.

The school's CEO and co-founder Leila Centner sent a letter to faculty and staff at the Centner Academy citing unsupported assertions about Covid-19 vaccines that contradict a large body of evidence of the vaccines' safety and efficacy from the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization.

All four agencies, backed by extensive research, have confirmed that vaccines are the best method of defense against Covid-19 and contagious variants that can cause severe illness.

Apr 27 11:56

FLASHBACK - What Republicans Have To Do To Get Critical Race Theory Out Of Public Schools

President Trump is bringing some attention to the connections between this summer’s riots, the 63 percent of young Americans who believe America is racist, and the disaster that is civics and history instruction in U.S. public schools. He recently announced a federal commission to counter the saturation of anti-American ideology in American education institutions through “patriotic education.” He also “threatened to cut funding to schools that teach the 1619 Project.”

This is a start, but it’s going to take a lot more to address this serious problem. Significant structural changes are required, and state-level elected officials need to do most of it. Since schooling that teaches children to hate their own nation threatens its very existence, it’s past time to get serious about this.

Apr 27 11:25

The worst examples of critical race theory in schools

Earlier this year, a whisteblower uncovered a fifth grade social studies lesson in Philadelphia which asked students to celebrate the “black communist” Angela Davis. Students were asked to act out “free Angela Davis” rallies, demanding that the government release the Black Panther from prison on charges of murder, conspiracy, and kidnapping.

“…Race is the social construction that set the foundation and built the infrastructure for the United States we know today,” the memo read. “Racism is the root of all other forms of injustice and provides the nourishment needed for other systems of oppression to thrive. As such, in order to destroy the tree, we cannot simply pick at the leaves or chop away at the trunk, we must destroy the root.”

Apr 27 07:45

Inside the growing underground network of parents fighting ‘anti-racism’ in NYC schools

Until last summer, Harvey Goldman had no idea that his 9-year-old daughter was learning about George Floyd’s death and Black Lives Matter as well as her own “white privilege” at the $43,000-per-year Heschel School in Manhattan.

Now he’s part of an underground network of parents in NYC and around the country, many of whom are left-leaning, fighting what they believe is the undue focus on race by schools as part of the new “woke” culture.

Many are reluctant to identify themselves publicly for fear of being labeled racist. But more are coming forward after Andrew Gutmann, the father of a 12-year-old girl at Manhattan’s posh Brearley School, wrote a scathing screed to administrators about their “anti-racism” obsession and went public in The Post last week.

Apr 27 07:06

Idaho schools refuse to go woke: State senate passes bill BANNING teaching of critical race theory in schools because it 'indoctrinates' students

Idaho's State Senate has banned critical race theory in schools after Republican lawmakers claimed its teachings 'indoctrinate' students.

The state Senate passed a controversial bill Monday banning teachers and other staff at public schools, charter schools and universities from discussing with their students belief systems that claim racism or sexism are responsible for past actions in history.

Monday's vote sailed past the Republican-controlled Senate with 28-7 in favor of the bill, reported Idaho News.

Apr 26 16:20

“VerifyStudents” Provides Digital Platform for “ImmuniTrax” Vaccine Passports

By John Klyczek

In this video, I examine the “ImmuniTrax” digital vaccine passport that is linked to the “VerifyStudents” platform provided by a company called Corporate Screening, which partners with Platinum Educational Group’s “competency-tracking” services through “computer adaptive testing.”

Digging deeper, I document the potential for these digital “compliance” trackers to be hooked up to “Social Credit” databases that could dictate student access not only to schools, but also to employment, healthcare, housing, transportation, due process, and even food.

Apr 26 13:35

Harvard Named World’s Best University But China’s Remarkable Rise Comes At U.S. Expense

Harvard has been named the world’s best university for the 10th year in a row.

But the real story of today’s world rankings is the remarkable rise of China, largely coming at the expense of the U.S.

While U.S. universities claim eight of the top 10 places, the wider picture underlines a worrying trend for the traditional American higher education hegemony.

In the top 2000, only 69 U.S. universities improved their ranking, 22 maintained their position, and an astonishing 256 slipped down, with 10 falling out of the top 2000 altogether.

And although China’s top ranked institution is Tsinghua University at a relatively modest 58, overall 93% of China’s universities rose in the rankings and another 10 entered the top 2000.

China now has 277 universities in the top 2000, compared with 347 for the U.S., and at the present rate of change will overhaul the U.S. within five years.

Apr 26 13:28

Miranda Devine: China's students are tops academically while US schools focus on warping the minds of our kids

While 15-year-olds in China blitz their peers in the West in math, reading and science, we are warping the minds of our children by indoctrinating them in an ideology that is Marxist in nature and teaches them that America is an oppressive regime of "whiteness" and anyone born with white skin needs to be punished, humiliated and marginalized.

Whether you call it "critical race theory" or just plain woke insanity, it is a recipe for social upheaval and mental illness, not success.

We are teaching white children to hate themselves. We are teaching nonwhite children that it’s OK to bully and torment white children because of the color of their skin.

Even if you are Black, Hispanic, Asian or part of some other minority, if you believe in a meritocracy, you also are guilty of "whiteness" and branded "white adjacent" in this insane ideology.

Apr 26 11:53

Virginia Moves To Eliminate Advanced Math, Citing “Inequity.”

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has decided to “eliminate all accelerated math options prior to 11th grade” in an effort to combat what they claim is “inequity” in mathematics. This is the latest in a series of proposals surrounding what Virginia sees as racial inequity in school.

According to Loudoun County school board member Ian Serotkin, the change would eliminate classes such as Algebra I and II and Geometry. He said, “[A]s currently planned, this initiative will eliminate ALL math acceleration prior to 11th grade. That is not an exaggeration, nor does there appear to be any discretion in how local districts implement this. All 6th graders will take Foundational Concepts 6. All 7th graders will take Foundational Concepts 7. All 10th graders will take Essential Concepts 10. Only in 11th and 12th grade is there any opportunity for choice in higher math courses.”

Apr 26 09:45

“Harvard Educated” Democrat Texas Rep: “Modern Science” Recognizes There are “Six” Sexes

If you want to know what an Ivy League education costing 300k-plus gets you, look no further than Democrat Texas state Representative James Talarico. During a Tuesday public education committee meeting involving testimony on a bill (Texas HB 4042) that would prohibit males claiming to be female from competing in girls’/women’s sports, Talarico claimed that there are not just two sexes, but six.

“Science” says so, in fact, he contended.

What’s more, he apparently thinks that this, which would be a biological phenomenon, somehow has a bearing on an issue involving biologically normal males who claim a different “gender identity,” a psychological phenomenon.

Apr 26 08:36

Professor Threatened by Colleagues for Advising Conservative Student Group

Two professors threaten peer for advising Turning Point USA chapter

The creation of a list of professors who push an agenda is wrong — but only when conservatives do it apparently.

“Two Tennessee Tech University professors are facing possible disciplinary action after offensive flyers were posted,” Fox 17 reported. The pair of professors created a flyer that targeted nursing professor Andrew Donadio for supporting a campus Turning Point USA chapter.

“Professor Donadio and Turning Point USA, you are on our list,” the flyer said. A photo of it in a video from Fox 17 can be seen below.

Julia Gruber and Andrew Smith circulated the flyer.

“I feel it’s my responsibility and it should be a professional standard to stand-up to someone who practices racism,” Gruber told Fox 17. Gruber is German professor at Tennessee Tech.

Apr 26 07:08

Case Update: Preliminary Injunction Sought Against Alleged Anti-Asian Admissions Changes At VA’s Thomas Jefferson High

In March 2021, we covered a lawsuit filed alleging proposed changes in admissions criteria to the top-ranked public Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ) were motivated by a desire to reduce the percentage of students of Asian descent at the school, and to increase the percentages of Blacks and Hispanics.

Apr 26 06:40

Arizona’s Republican governor vetoes bill protecting students from sex-ed, gender ideology

Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed a bill Tuesday that would require parents to opt into any instruction involving “sexuality, gender identity, or gender expression” in addition to any formal sex education.

“Clearly, this bill gets in the way of the political agendas of some,” said Republican state Senator Nancy Barto, who introduced the legislation. “The left has long used sex-ed as a vehicle to sneak in their agenda, but they rarely admit it.”

“In an interview on my bill, a spokesperson for Human Rights Campaign Arizona said, ‘Sex education is a logical venue to help all youth learn about and encourage acceptance for LGBTQ people and families.’ When Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and the Secular Coalition oppose a measure, that is a telling indicator of what’s really going on,” Barto continued.

Apr 26 06:04

Teen cheerleader’s sweary Snapchat becomes Supreme Court free speech case

Fourteen-year-old Brandi Levy was having that kind of day where she just wanted to scream. So she did, in a profanity-laced posting on Snapchat that has, improbably, ended up before the Supreme Court in the most significant case on student speech in more than 50 years.

At issue is whether state schools can discipline students over something they say off-campus. The topic is especially meaningful in a time of remote learning because of the coronavirus pandemic and a rising awareness of the pernicious effects of online bullying.

Arguments are on Wednesday, via telephone because of the pandemic, before a court on which several Supreme Court justices have school-age children or recently did.

Apr 25 08:32

Challenging our public school district’s obedience of county ‘health’ ‘orders’: I report back to district leadership that all 14 CA government agencies joined the district to order unquestioned obedience from employees, families, students or be removed, f

Perhaps the most helpful communication is a summary of events to now, an update, and preview of coming events (articles 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13).

Summary: The California “lockdown” to “flatten the curve and keep hospitals running” has lasted since March 3, 2020, despite statutory limit for emergency powers due to “beyond control” hospitals lasting only 60 days (§ 8627.5 California Emergency Services Act). Thankfully, our local hospitals have been in full control of patient numbers at all times.

As a NorCal public school teacher, I inquired to our district’s leadership and teachers’ union how their negotiated policy to “obey” county “health” “orders” is legal given the above reasonable limits to dictatorial authority.

Apr 24 07:07

Rutgers Students Now Receive ‘Trigger Warnings’ for Greek and Roman Literature and History

Students at Rutgers University-Camden are now being infantilized with “trigger warnings” on Greek and Roman literature and history classes.

Associate professor Evan Jewell, the weirdo behind the trigger warnings, told Rutgers-Camden News Now that he believes that students need to be warned about historic material that might upset their delicate sensibilities.

Apr 24 06:25

The Real Hate Crime Against Asians—Eliminating Accelerated Learning Classes

Earlier this week, what The Washington Post charmingly called an "anti-hate" bill passed Congress [Bill to combat hate crimes against Asian Americans passes Senate with bipartisan support, by Paul Kane, April 22, 2021]. The lone vote against it was Josh Hawley, who continues to impress. Of course, as the infantile framing suggests, this wasn't really about fighting crime. The nationwide crime wave sparked by BLM (with mostly black victims but also quite a few Asian-Americans) continues to be simply irrelevant in national politics.

Instead, all this bill does is create more make-work jobs for policing thought and speech.

Apr 23 13:37

School Vaccine Center Rollout Begins

By Rosanne Lindsay, Naturopath

On April 20, 2021, a Catholic High School in Washington state became a mass Covid vaccination site for the majority of students, ages 16 and above. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction said they are not aware of any rules against these events. Parental permission was not addressed. The CDC Immunization Plan lists state laws regarding recommendations as well as the exclusion of exempted students from school during outbreaks, but is not updated for Covid.

The Washington rollout is part of a massive PR campaign to promote acceptance of the unapproved jab in the school setting...

Apr 23 13:12

Oklahoma State Senators Introduce Bill To Ban Critical Race Theory From Public Schools And Universities

Several Oklahoma State senators have introduced a bill that would ban Critical Race Theory and similar beliefs from being required teaching and training in public schools and universities.

State Sens. David Bullard, Nathan Dahm, Shane Jett, and Warren Hamilton introduced a bill that would prohibit schools to require teachers, faculty, staff, or enrolled students to “engage in any form of mandatory gender or sexual diversity training or counseling” or any “orientation or requirement that presents any form of race or sex stereotyping or a bias on the basis of race or sex.”

Teachers, administrators, and other staff would also be prohibited from teaching the following concepts:

one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex,
an individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously,

Apr 23 12:05

Senate Dems block amendment defunding universities that discriminate against Asian Americans

Senate Democrats blocked an amendment to the new COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act that would have barred universities that discriminate against Asian Americans from accessing federal funding.

Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and John Kennedy, R-La., co-sponsored the unsuccessful amendment, which would have banned federal funding from going to colleges and universities that discriminate against Asian American applicants when being recruited by schools or applying.

The senators released a joint statement after their amendment was shot down, blasting the Democrats’ votes against the measure as "an unbelievably cynical move."

"In an unbelievably cynical move, Senate Democrats blocked efforts to stop discrimination against Asian Americans in higher education, where racial bias has become all too common," the lawmakers said. "This amendment would bar funds from institutions that discriminate against Asian American students."

Apr 23 07:16

Minority Students at Loyola University Want to Cut ‘Western Civilization’ From Honors Program

Black Loyola students want to ‘eradicate focus on Western Civilization’ in honors program

Black and other minority students at Loyola University Chicago want to change the Honors Program curriculum away from its focus on Western civilization.

The Honors Black, Indigenous, People of Color Coalition described a number of goals in an Instagram post. The group appears to have deleted its entire Instagram page, as it no longer can be seen as of April 20, however the Loyola Phoenix has a screenshot of it.

Students want to “Eradicate the focus on Western Civilization and Tradition and expand the scope of the Honors 101/102 to have a greater emphasis on global intellectuality” the post said, and “Diversify faculty that will honor and respectfully teach each text with cultural competency.”

Other goals include better support for racial minority students in the honors program and recruitment of a diverse student body.

Apr 23 05:28

Virginia moving to eliminate all accelerated math courses before 11th grade as part of equity-focused plan

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is moving to eliminate all accelerated math options prior to 11th grade, effectively keeping higher-achieving students from advancing as they usually would in the school system.

Loudoun County school board member Ian Serotkin posted about the change via Facebook on Tuesday. According to Serotkin, he learned of the change the night prior during a briefing from staff on the Virginia Mathematics Pathway Initiative (VMPI).

Apr 23 05:19

Parents Organize to Push Back Against Critical Race Theory

A growing number of American parents are getting together to find ways to block the spread of the quasi-Marxist critical race theory (CRT) in schools where they send their children.

They see the doctrine as a culprit in creating a toxic environment and exacerbating problems it claims to ameliorate. School officials have been responding with denials or silence.

CRT has been spreading throughout academia, entertainment, government, schools, and corporations. It redefines America’s history as a struggle between “oppressors” (white people) and the “oppressed” (everybody else), similarly to Marxism’s reduction of human history to a struggle between the “bourgeoisie” and the “proletariat.” It labels institutions that emerged in majority-white societies as “systemically” or “structurally” racist.

Apr 22 19:55

Virginia moving to eliminate all accelerated math courses before 11th grade as part of equity-focused plan

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is moving to eliminate all accelerated math options prior to 11th grade, effectively keeping higher-achieving students from advancing as they usually would in the school system.

Loudoun County school board member Ian Serotkin posted about the change via Facebook on Tuesday. According to Serotkin, he learned of the change the night prior during a briefing from staff on the Virginia Mathematics Pathway Initiative (VMPI).

"[A]s currently planned, this initiative will eliminate ALL math acceleration prior to 11th grade," he said. "That is not an exaggeration, nor does there appear to be any discretion in how local districts implement this. All 6th graders will take Foundational Concepts 6. All 7th graders will take Foundational Concepts 7. All 10th graders will take Essential Concepts 10. Only in 11th and 12th grade is there any opportunity for choice in higher math courses."

Apr 22 14:16

NYC Teacher Fired for Criticizing His School’s Racial Indoctrination of Students

Ideological authoritarianism is one of the biggest threats to freedom today, and it is dressed up in the same heartfelt language of combating racism and bias as they are using at this school. -- Rossi is just the latest victim of a statist cult that refuses to be criticized. The religion of critical race theory has many adherents within mainstream progressivism, and if they have their way, they’ll run the state the way Grace Church High School runs its academic institution and find a way to quickly dispose of dissenters.

Apr 21 06:49

"Demonizing White People for Being Born" Is the Ultimate Goal of Anti-Racist Curriculum, Per Head of NYC Private School

From here on out, it’s 24/7/365 anti-white from our elite. It will be intense propaganda basically instilling the idea to white children, “why were you born when you carry the original sin of whiteness?”

“Why do you continue to exist?”[Private School Head Admits ‘Anti-racist’ Curriculum Is ‘Demonizing White People for Being Born’, National Review, April 20, 2021]:

The head of a New York City private school that has been accused of indoctrinating students with progressive politics and “anti-racist” orthodoxy privately acknowledged that the school is guilty of “demonizing white people for being born,” according to audio from a conversation he had with a whistleblower teacher.

Apr 21 04:09

Georgia & Ukraine launch ‘remarkable’ attack on academic freedom after Russian invited by Irish professor to talk about… Russia

A professor from Ireland’s Dublin City University has lambasted a “remarkable attempt to undermine academic freedom” from the embassies of Georgia and Ukraine after they complained about a course he teaches at the institution.

Donnacha Ó Beacháin is an internationally-respected professor with extensive experience teaching students about politics in the countries that once formed the Soviet Union. He was targeted by two diplomats who claimed that his program, named ‘Russia and the post-Soviet space’, was spreading “disinformation and Russian propaganda narratives.”

Georgia and Ukraine, who both have strained relationships with Moscow, are covered in the course.

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