Tag: Education

Report: Public Universities Prioritize Out-of-State, Wealthy, White Students, Cue Shock and Awe

Image: iStock While Dr. Dre’s $70 million donations daughter was somehow able to get into USC based “entirely” on her own merit, for many black children, the process to attend their college of choice is an obstacle course of anxiety and racial bias. And while our experiences as perpetual victims of prejudice are irrefutable, it’s […]

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Democrats Introduce Equality Act to Cement Gender Ideology into Federal Law

House Democrats introduced the Equality Act last week, a measure that would ensure gender ideology — i.e., transgender bathrooms, forced preferred pronoun use, and biological men playing women’s sports, etc. — is cemented into federal law. H.R. 5, which was introduced with 239 co-sponsors, states its purpose is to “prohibit discrimination on the basis of […]

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Bernie Sanders Rallies UC Workers on Strike in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, California — Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who is running for the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, appeared at a rally of over 1,000 striking workers and students outside the campus of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) on Wednesday afternoon in a show of solidarity and a pitch for labor support. […]

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Harvard Accused of ‘Shamelessly’ Profiting From Slavery Photos

Photo: John Shishmanian (Associated Press) Harvard University has been accused of “shamelessly” profiting from photos featuring 19th-century slaves, all while ignoring repeated requests to turn over the photos in question to the descendants of those pictured. As such, a lawsuit was filed on Wednesday. According to USA Today, the school is being sued by Norwich, […]

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#RedforEd Now Threatening Illegal Teachers Strike in Tennessee

A new teachers group in Tennessee affiliated with the #RedforEd movement is threatening a strike, even though teachers strikes have been illegal in the Volunteer State since 1978. And with a wink and a nod, Tennessee Education Association (TEA) spokesperson Jim Wrye recently claimed that “when ‘all of K-12 — teachers, school boards, administrations — when […]

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Lawmaker Calls for Ban on Partisan Ideology in Classrooms

A Maine Republican sponsored legislation that would forbid teachers from endorsing political candidates and from using their classrooms as bully pulpits for ideological advocacy. State Rep. Lawrence Lockman, co-founder and president of the conservative Maine First Project, introduced a bill that directed the state board of education to draft a Code of Ethics for K-12 […]

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College President Blocks Effort to End Study Abroad Program in Israel

The College Council at Pitzer College, a private school in Claremont, California, voted to end its partnership and study abroad program with the University of Haifa in Israel, citing mistreatment of Palestinians, but the college president vetoed the resolution. Members voted for the move despite the fact that the University of Haifa has the largest […]

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Nancy Pelosi Backs 16-year-olds Voting: ‘Capture Kids When They’re in High School’

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Thursday that the voting age should be lowered to 16 years old, telling reporters on Capitol Hill, “I think it’s really important to capture kids when they are in high school when they are interested in all of this, when they are learning about government, to be able […]

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Exclusive – Trump on Campus Free Speech Executive Order: ‘We’re Going to Do a Very Big Number’ Probably ‘Next Week’

President Donald Trump says he expects “to do a very big number” regarding an anticipated executive order on free speech on college campuses potentially next week. “When they don’t allow free speech, we’re going to do a very big number,” the president responded when asked by Breitbart News’ Deputy Political Editor Amanda House about the […]

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NY School Holds Mock Slave Auction Selling Black Students to White Kids

Photo: iStock After an apparent celebration kicking off the return to 11 White History Months in a row, administrators at an exclusive private school in New York are scrambling to explain reports that a teacher held a series of mock slave auction where white students bid on their black classmates. […]

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LISTEN: Florida School Bus Aide Rips MAGA Hat Off Student’s Head

Florida police are investigating a public school bus aide who allegedly ripped a “Make America Great Again” hat off the head of a 14-year-old student. LISTEN TO THIS: A Martin County school bus aide is under investigation for yelling at a student then grabbing his #Trump #MAGA hat off of his head for ‘hat day’ […]

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Arizona Lawmaker Calls Out Perry High School Principal over MAGA Incident

Perry High School in Gilbert, Arizona, has reportedly reinstated a student who was serving a suspension over an incident involving the display of a “MAGA” flag; however, an Arizona state legislator is now calling on the school to remove the suspension from the student’s record, and asking the Attorney General to look into possible criminal […]

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Teachers Urged to Include ‘Social and Emotional Learning’ that Created ‘White Privilege’ into Classrooms

Panelists at the South by Southwest (SXSW) EDU 2019 conference this week urged educators to make “social and emotional learning” (SEL) part of every core subject in K–12 classrooms. The conference, according to its website, “fosters innovation in learning by hosting a community of optimistic, forward-thinking, purpose-driven stakeholders with a shared goal of impacting the […]

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The Argument: How Does the Catholic Church Redeem Itself?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | RadioPublic | Stitcher | Spotify | Google Play This week on “The Argument,” Mara Gay of the Times editorial board joins the columnists to discuss the merits and potential pitfalls of universal prekindergarten initiatives. Michelle Goldberg argues […]

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Google releases Bolo, a speech recognition app that helps Indian kids learn to read

Google, which dominates the Indian smartphone, search, and online video market, today launched a learning app for primary-grade children in India as the Mountain View-headquartered firm looks to expand its grip on the world’s fastest growing internet market. The Android app, called Bolo, aims to help young kids improve and […]

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#RedforEd-Supporting Marxist Mag: Why Oakland Teachers Strike Ended in Socialist Victory

The Marxist magazine in which Noah Karvelis — the 24-year-old teacher and founder of the #RedforEd movement behind the recent spate of teachers strikes — declared that community organizing “must be embraced” by teachers unions, is now claiming the end of the recent teachers strike in Oakland, California, proves that “educators … have recognized their class […]

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Teachers’ Union President, Transgender Advocate Push LGBTQ Agenda on Kindergartners

The president of the nation’s largest teachers’ union joined a man who identifies as a woman in teaching transgender ideology to an Arlington, Virginia, kindergarten class last week. Lily Eskelsen García, president of the National Education Association (NEA), joined with Sarah McBride, a spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), in reading the books I […]

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Girl Scouts Partner with Abortion Industry, ‘Anal Sex Tutorial’ Promoter Teen Vogue

Two former participants in Girl Scouts say the organization enjoys a “cozy relationship” with the abortion industry, including Planned Parenthood, and now Teen Vogue, a magazine that promotes “reproductive justice” and has offered a tutorial on anal sex. Ann Saladin, creator of MyGirlScoutCouncil.com, and co-editor Christy Volanski, have spent nearly a decade documenting Girl Scouts […]

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AI Weekly: Education is essential for the future of AI, MIT panel says

Six titans of industry stood onstage at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium yesterday, assembled to speak on a panel about artificial intelligence (AI), including David H. Koch Institute professor Robert Langer; Helen Greiner, cofounder of iRobot, the Bedford-based company perhaps best known for its line of autonomous vacuum cleaners; Xiao’ou Tang, founder […]

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#RedForEd: Parents and Teachers ‘Scared to Disagree with Striking Teachers Unions’

Teachers unions in West Virginia claim to have walked out of their classrooms a second time in a year “for the kids,” but a resident journalist says many parents and teachers are keeping quiet about their distrust of that claim due to “overwhelming fear and intimidation related to unions.” Solidarity with West Virginia educators and […]

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