October 7, 2022

HERE’S AN EXCELLENT, COMPLETELY UNWOKE UNIVERSITY: Guatemala’s Enclave of Liberty

The US could use a bunch of universities like this one!

IT’S MORE ABOUT CORRECT FEELINGS THAN KNOWLEDGE: Is Civics Education About Civics? New RAND Survey Suggests Teachers Think Not

WHAT IF ANYTHING DO THE FRESHMEN THINK?: The Asinine Politics of the Marist Mindset List

October 6, 2022

BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE THAT CHILDREN BELONG TO THE STATE: Professors in Connecticut Reject Parents’ Involvement in Their Children’s Education

 

IMAGINE WHAT IT MUST BE LIKE IN A STATE SUCH AS MASSACHUSETTS OR CALIFORNIA? 5 out of 11 University of Georgia humanities departments have zero Republican professors.

CLASS SIZE LIES Imagine if a Major League All-Star Game roster was increased to 70 players from the current 35, you would certainly see a diminution in quality. The same is true in education.

The number of children in the classroom has no effect on educational achievement.

The perennial, “We have a teacher shortage!” canard has a younger and equally bogus sibling known as, “Children do better in a small class setting!” In fact, lower class size is very often on the list of demands when teachers go out on strike. Most recently educators in Columbus, OH, Mahomet, IL, and Seattle, WA struck, and smaller classes were part of the negotiating package in each district.

PRETTY SURE THESE ARE THE WRONG PRIORITIES. I’m so old that I can remember when the government schools were nominally about, ya know, education as the priority.

October 5, 2022

THE CANCER SPREADS: Schools on U.S. military bases adopting ‘woke’ agendas

Schools on American military bases, educating almost 70,000 children of service personnel, push the same anti-racism curriculum found in America’s most liberal school districts, with the goal of preparing these students for lives dedicated to a global citizenship meant to displace American citizenship and the American way of life. . . .

 

As part of delivering on the Defense Department’s diversity agenda, the Pentagon sponsored an “Equity and Access” conference in 2021, where teachers from around the military system delivered talks about promoting queer theory, “antiracism,” global citizenship, and left-wing activism generally.

 

The content was, to put it gently, enlightening. Military base teachers instructed their colleagues how to insert antiracist ideology into their classrooms through a simple, two-step process. First, cultivate a sense of guilt and discomfort in students through subtle accusations. Second, replace the previous complacency and comfort with a commitment to activism and a sense of mission about restructuring society and the world.

BUT THE TEACHERS’ UNIONS SAID THAT THEY WERE FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE IN CLOSING THE GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS FOR 18 MONTHS. What science? New study shows masks don’t stop COVID spread in schools

THE SOFT BIGOTRY OF LOW EXPECTATIONS MARCHES ON: Fairfax school implements ‘equity grading’ to fight ‘bias’

The late Walter Williams once said, “Thank God I got my education before it became fashionable for white people to like black people.”

CAUSE IT’S THE SMART THING TO DO. On the other hand, rather than uprooting your family and moving to Florida, you could #JustWalkAway and homeschool: Anti-CRT Parent Advocate Leaving New York City For The ‘Free State of Florida’.

 

Say want you want about the tragedy of George Floyd, but the BLM protests and riots that happened over that summer are a direct result of covid lockdowns. Young people, bored and restless, having been cruelly isolated for months with no school, no playgrounds, no outlets save toxic digital media, were all of a sudden let out of their cages. The virtue of staying home to save Grandma was instantly forgotten. The new virtue was to join the protests and atone for the sins of slavery and Jim Crow. The level of hypocrisy was hard to fathom…By this past summer, the answer I had been avoiding was unavoidable. New York City is not savable. Not for a generation at least. Possibly not forever.

WHO GETS TO DECIDE HOW STATE UNIVERSITIES ARE RUN?: Woke Capture at UT-Knoxville

“Progressives” don’t care what the people who pay for them want.

 

THIS IS WHAT’S LEFT . . .

 

October 4, 2022

THIS IS THE FUNDAMENTAL ISSUE. If objective truth is lost, then we return to the Dark Ages. Ivy league professor warns universities are eliminating meaning of ‘objective truth’ from classrooms

DISGRACEFUL . . . BUT NOT SURPRISING. The regime will do anything to stay in power. I hope someone is suing: Shock report: Universities get $3 million from feds after helping government censor election integrity stories.

The National Science Foundation awarded Stanford University and University of Washington scholars $3 million in grants in August 2021 after the school’s programs helped various federal agencies remove, throttle or slap warning labels on content that raised questions about election integrity issues, Just the News reported Friday.

 

The programs reportedly include the Stanford Internet Observatory and the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public, as well as the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab and social media analytics firm Graphika.

 

They effectively facilitated a way in which government agencies can evade the First Amendment’s ban on government censorship with the help of Big Tech.

 

The consortium of tech scholars and consultants “set up a concierge-like service” in 2020 that allowed federal agencies like Homeland’s Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency to file trouble tickets requesting online story links and social media posts be censored or flagged, Just the News reported, adding the group was successful at flagging more than 4,800 URLs.

 

Among items targeted were blogs and individual social media users’ content as well as news and opinion pieces from organizations such as New York Post, Fox News, Just the News and SeanHannity.com, according to the report.

 

“Their staff worked 12-20 hour shifts from September through mid-November 2020, with ‘monitoring intensif[ying] significantly’ the week before and after Election Day,” the outlet reported, noting much of the censorship was focused on election integrity issues of concern to conservatives.

A DISASTER IN EVERY POSSIBLE WAY. NEVER FORGET THIS WAS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE EDUCATION DEEP STATE: State data offer further proof that school lockdowns were a disaster for NYC kids.

GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS FORMALLY ABANDON SCIENCE. There seems to be no end to the indoctrination: GREEN EDUCATION:This state now requiring climate change curriculum

October 3, 2022

HAVE THE GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS ALWAYS BEEN FULL OF SEXUAL DEVIANTS OR IS THIS A NEW THING? If a new thing, what’s the cause? Elementary principal allegedly pushed erotic fiction

JUSTIFY THIS. I DARE YOU: As Per-Pupil Spending Pushes $30,000, Performance Plunges

 

More than a year after the COVID-19 lockdowns, several major metropolitan school districts across the country are reporting record-level spending per student while enrollment dwindles. New York City, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles have increased per student budget expenses in the last five years while academic outcomes have fallen considerably.

 

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) now spends over $29,000 per student, compared to $17,800 per student in 2020. According to the Illinois State Board of Education, CPS enrollment has decreased by 8.9% since 2020, with the Chicago Sun-Times projecting an additional 2.8% decrease in 2023.

 

CPS performance has declined as well, according to the 2021 Illinois Report Card. Only 26% of juniors could read or practice math at grade-level. According to a report by Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner from Wirepoints, only 11% of Black students and 17% of Hispanic students were reading on grade level in 2021.

AND “YES,” WE MEAN LITERALLY ABOLISH THE GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS.

YOU MEAN THERE JUST MIGHT BE AN EDUCATION DEEP STATE AFTER ALL? Mom says school board tattled on her to Biden’s DOJ

MORE IDEOLOGICAL GROOMING, IN AN ‘AWARD WINNING’ SCHOOL: Kids Must Cry

A PROFESSOR’S LAMENT: Failing Introductory Economics

October 2, 2022

October 1, 2022

BUT THEY DO GET AN “A” FOR EFFORT: PragerU Football Team Still Dead Last In NCAA Rankings

PRETTY SURE THERE IS A CAUSE AND EFFECT RELATIONSHIP: California School With ‘Social Justice Academy’ Has 19% Math Proficiency

IT’S ALL INDOCTRINATION ALL THE TIME. America’s government schools seem to teach three things: 1) global warming, 2) America as immoral; and 3) transgenderism: New Jersey to Become First State to Introduce Global Warming Curriculum in Public Schools.

September 30, 2022

THE REST OF THE WORLD IS CATCHING UP TO EDWATCHDAILY: Government Schools Are Teaching Hate, Causing Violence.

BANNED BOOKS BUNKUM And, of course, the National Education Association – chief kiddie porn-purveyor in the country – embraces Banned Books Week. A perfect example of the union’s perverse leanings was recently reported by Christopher Rufo. He writes that the NEA and its local affiliate in Hilliard, Ohio, have been providing staff in the city’s school district with QR code-enabled badges, which point to the “NEA LGBTQ+ Caucus” website and resources from various gender activist organizations.

What the anti-book banning fetish in our schools is really about.

Mercifully, Banned Books Week, celebrated Sept. 18-24 this year, is over, and we can take a deep breath for the next 51 or so weeks till it once again rears its ugly, hysterical, manipulative, leftwing head.

Whatever righteousness this week may have once held, it has been taken over by progressive sex obsessives and groomers who are trying to legitimize the field once known quaintly as “obscenity.”

YES — IT ANNOYS THE EGALITARIANS: The ACT is Still Useful

September 28, 2022

MAYBE IT CAN BE STOPPED: Borrower Sues to Stop Biden’s Unfair, Illegal Student Loan Bailout

This legal theory might work, but it seems to me rather like getting Al Capone on income tax charges.

“MANIPULATING” DOESN’T QUITE CAPTURE WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON: Manipulating Our Kids for ‘Social and Emotional’ Purposes.

NOW IT LOVES IDEOLOGICAL CONFORMITY: Higher Education Used to Love Controversy

 

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