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It’s Past Time To Stop Treating Healthy Kids Like They’re Sick

Prior to Covid, parents used to joke about kids being germ warfare labs, little perpetually snotty vectors who share anything and everything at school and the playground. There was truth to it. Any parent who has sent his kid to daycare or school for the first time is acutely aware of how many germs they catch, spread, and defeat during…

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500 School Districts Publicly Declare Only Woke Teachers Need Apply

The woke-o-meter in public schools is about to ramp up. Parents who think they don’t have time to homeschool may soon realize that, compared to the effort involved in monitoring and countering the nonsense from leftist classrooms, homeschooling is the relaxing alternative. Not all teachers buy into the leftist narrative of race-obsessed anti-Americanism. But leftist K-12 administrators want to ensure…

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Deadliest Political Gaffe Of The Year Goes To: Keeping Parents Out Of Classrooms

As 2021 draws to a close, perhaps one of the most important lessons learned for conservatives comes from Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, who in a Sept. 28 debate with Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin, declared: “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.” With that quotation, McAuliffe not only wrecked his campaign, but exposed what the…

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Saving Children From Being Soft, Entitled, And Aimless

Peruse any list of non-fiction bestsellers these days, and one is quickly struck by the reality that the most successful authors tend to be giants of American culture—prominent politicians, erudite pundits of all political persuasions, blue-check celebrities, or the occasional Ivy League academic hoping to cross over from scholarly paper writing into mainstream American mass market book commercialism. Yet if…

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NYC Will Spend $500 Million Teaching Kids To Obsess About Sex And Race

Last week, fifth-grade teacher Amy Parker took the pages of the education site Chalkbeat to celebrate New York City’s initiative to promote “culturally responsive education” in its public schools. Parker introduces her essay by lamenting that “School taught me to hide who I was and what I valued” because it didn’t assign books with characters who had gay parents. But,…

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Pennsylvania Unions Ignore SCOTUS Ruling, Keep Forcing Teachers To Pay Dues

A Pennsylvania public school teacher who sued a teachers union for attempting to charge him dues despite no longer being a member entered into a settlement this fall that reaffirms the constitutional rights of government workers who do not want to subsidize political activism they do not support. Until recently, those rights had been subjugated to the commonwealth’s labor laws,…

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Dallas Students Riot Amid Rising Violence In Public Schools Nationwide

Earlier this month in a north Dallas suburb, students at Little Elm High School staged a walk-out in protest of a sexual assault allegation they say school administrators failed to address. What started as a peaceful assembly soon escalated into a violent conflict that led to four arrests and the use of pepper spray and tasers on teenagers. Unlike a…

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Why Are Philadelphia Public Schools Trying To Stop Teachers From Talking To The Press?

While schools are on the hot seat across the United States due to coronavirus lockdowns and critical race theory (CRT) leaks, Philadelphia City School District is deciding whether it will introduce what one board member calls “a gag order,” effectively forbidding its 20,000 employees from speaking to the media without district approval. The district’s proposed policy was discussed in a…

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Denying Schools Are Teaching Critical Race Theory Won’t Make It Popular With Parents

Many Democrats are responding to their electoral drubbing in Virginia with total denial. Concerns over education radicalism, especially critical race theory, were essential to Republican victories, but the cultural leftists who steer the Democratic Party these days keep insisting this is a fake controversy created by right-wing activists. Either they are idiots, or they think we are. Probably both. That…

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How School Chaos From Lax Standards Can Lead To Teens Bringing A Gun

This past week, an 18-year-old student at Timberview High School in Mansfield, Texas shot and wounded three students and an English teacher. Apparently, a fight broke out between him another student who was 15 years old, the teacher and another student broke it up, and the shooter took out his gun and fired at people shortly after. Less than two…

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How Teacher Shortages Are Making Public Schools Even Worse

More than one and a half million students fled public K-12 schools by the 2020-21 school year, compared with the year before. This sharp decline in enrollment has not been the only blow to public schools. Education employee shortages abound in all 50 states. The teacher shortage that had been increasing for years has been exacerbated, now with the third…

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Washington Post Reports On Critical Race Theory In Virginia Schools, Then Denies It Exists

In the Washington Post’s ongoing attempts to destroy popular Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin, their 25 September editorial attacked the Republican for his statements on the influence of critical race theory in the commonwealth’s public schools. Repeating a tired leftist talking point, the WaPo asserted: “critical race theory is not part of local school systems’ K-12 curriculum, nor mentioned in…

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Loudoun County Teacher Vows To Keep Critical Race Theory In Classroom Despite District’s Assurances To The Contrary

A middle school teacher in an affluent Virginia suburb published a tweet stating that she intended to incorporate critical race theory (CRT) — the theory that defines the United States as intrinsically and irredeemably racist — into her classroom, despite the district’s assurances that educators do not teach the divisive ideology. Andrea Weiskopf, an English and Latin teacher at River…

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Why Are Teachers Unions Pushing For School Masks? To Make Life Easier For Teachers

Thanks to emails published last week, we know the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) caved to pressure from the National Educational Association to reverse a recommendation on school masking. On May 14, a day before the CDC recommended continued masking at schools, the NEA threatened to publish a letter complaining that not mandating masks in schools makes “it…

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What Critical Race Apologists Get Wrong About Laws Banning Racism In Classrooms

According to an Education Week analysis, by mid-summer more than half of states had taken some measure to regulate teaching about race in public schools. Although often implicit, the rise of critical race theory has been the guiding concern. Yet the laws differ significantly in purpose and scope. Idaho’s statute (H.B. 377), for example, only prohibits compelled speech, not the…

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Public Schools’ Systemic Problem Isn’t Racism Or Money. It’s Teachers’ Unions

Most parents probably wouldn’t be devastated to hear their children ranked middle in their class. Not Tiffany, a mom of a high school senior at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts in Baltimore. Her son’s GPA was 0.13, and that was not a typo. The Fox News affiliate in Baltimore reported that her son passed only three classes in…

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Will Lawmakers Finally Stop Groveling For Teachers Unions? Pennsylvania Is About To Find Out

Teachers’ unions took it on the nose during the lockdowns. After they pushed to keep schools closed for months (and then folks like national teachers’ union president Randi Weingarten inexplicably blamed it on the “privilege” of Jewish Americans), unions are justly taking blame for school closures. Angry parents have taken to school board meetings and national news to openly criticize…

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‘Civic Education’ Proposals Would Put Billions More Taxpayer Dollars Behind Democrat Activists

In the latest instance of leftists working to turn public schools into propaganda mills, four bills have been newly introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to push student activism under the guise of civic education. These proposals would fund vague-sounding programs like “action civics,” “applied civics,” and “service-learning.” If passed, they could transform civic education around the country into…

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