January 21, 2022

THE FAR LEFT IS FOR DEMOCRACY WHEN IT SUITS THEM; WHEN IT DOESN’T SUIT THEM THEY JUST EXPECT YOU TO SHUT UP AND OBEY: Parents Are Winning. That’s Why Far Left Is Turning Us Into Bogeymen.

Are “parental rights” some secret Bat Signal for right-wing evangelicals? The answer is yes, if you are writing for Salon. In a recent article, author Kathryn Joyce argued that “parental rights” is really the latest attempt of right-wing evangelicals to win elections.

 

Joyce has a long history of trying to pin blame on right-wing evangelicals. She has previously attacked international adoptions and large families only if they’re Christians (not any other faith, or lack thereof). So, it is not particularly surprising that now that parents from across the political spectrum are speaking up, she’s ready to blame it all on her favorite scapegoat: right-wing evangelicals.

 

Except it’s false: Parents from across every racial, demographic, ethnic, and political background are fighting against bureaucrats over who will decide basic questions regarding the education, upbringing, and care of their children.

 

It’s not just right-wing evangelicals. It’s parents from across the political, religious (and nonreligious), and demographic spectrums.

This is the fundamental issue of our time, or at least so sayeth our mutual, The Redneck Intellectual!

January 20, 2022

AMERICA’S GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS SHOULD NOT BE SERVING LUNCH: High school lunch photo shared by New York dad has parents concerned

JORDAN PETERSON RESIGNS: Why I left my post at U. of T.

GEE, I DUNNO. Maybe abolish the government school system for starters: What Will It Take to Put K-12 Education on a Better Path?

AND BY “PRIVILEGED,” THEY ULTIMATELY MEAN “IMMORAL.” It’s also important to note that secular Progressivism is adopting the Calvinists theory of original sin. High School Lesson Plans Tell California Students They’re Inherently Privileged If Male, Cisgender, White, Christian

JOHN STOSSEL TURNS OVER A ROCK: Money for Indoctrination

 

EGALITARIANISM IS ACCELERATING DOWNWARD SPIRAL: Why Eliminating D’s and F’s Does Students No Favors

THE AUTHOR’S ANALYSIS OF “WHAT” IS BEING TAUGHT IN THE GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS IS VERY GOOD. Of course, like most conservatives, he gets the “who” should teach the children question completely wrong. To “reform” the government schools is the same as nineteenth-century people saying we should “reform” the institution of slavery rather than abolishing it.  The New Public School Orthodoxy

The purpose of public-school education is to indoctrinate future generations into a new orthodoxy, a replacement worldview for the beliefs that animated previous generations of Americans. Sex-ed promoter SIECUS, for example, openly advertises its aim: “Sex Ed for Social Change.” This new orthodoxy is religious in nature, with its own dogmas and practices. Metaphysical claims are supported with appeals to “ancestral” and even pagan roots. California’s version of CRT (“ethnic studies“), encourages teachers to guide children in chants to Mayan and Aztec deities. Utterly rejected, of course, is anything resembling the biblical worldview upon which all of western culture developed and advanced, along with its derivative concepts: the nuclear family, liberal democracy, capitalism, and equal protection under law.

MY DEFINITION OF SCHOOL CHOICE MIGHT BE DIFFERENT, BUT “YES,” ON THE WHOLE: School Choice Is Best Antidote to Critical Race Theory

SIMILAR REPORTS COULD BE WRITTEN ABOUT MANY OTHER UNIVERSITIES: UVA and the New “McCrthyism” — An Insider’s Perspective

 

HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL. A great article from EdWatchDaily’s very own George Leef: Yes, There Are Still Some Great Professors

A STATE THAT’S RUNNING OUT OF MONEY WASTES SOME MORE: Southwestern Illinois College to receive $1.4 million in state grants to promote equity

 

A CAMBRIDGE PHILOSOPHER EXPLAINS: How our universities became sheep factories

He’s writing about the UK, but the same thing is happening in the US.

Hat tip: Don Boudreaux

IF IT LOOKS LIKE A CULT AND SOUNDS LIKE A CULT…: The Cult of Masked Schoolchildren

Masking is now little more than an appealing delusion. It arms us with a visible symbol that communicates our commitment to minimizing the pandemic’s damage. It makes some of us feel empowered by giving us something “we can do” in the face of a largely invisible threat. To a certain extent, this is understandable. But most of the masks worn by most kids for most of the pandemic have likely done nothing to change the velocity or trajectory of the virus. The loss to children remains difficult to capture in hard data, but will likely become clear in the years to come.

 

Less forgivable is the decision we’ve made as a society to shift the anxieties of adults onto the youngest members of society, who count on us to defend their interests before our own. It is thanks to the nature of this particular virus, rather than the foresight of American institutions or adults, that COVID has been relatively impotent against children. The majority of kids who have been infected have recovered without sequelae. And yet we continue to impose the most harmful and onerous restrictions on the youngest among us. While we purportedly do it to protect other age groups, empirical analysis suggests, for instance, that school closures in a given community have done nothing to slow the spread among the elderly in the same community.

 

When the history books are written, we will not look wise or kind for insisting that kids and toddlers wear masks for hours on end, year after year, without ever testing this policy with controlled trials. We will look ignorant, cruel, fearful, and cowardly. We might even look worse than our primitive ancestors who, when faced with great plagues, engaged in all sorts of bizarre, superstitious behavior—but which rarely included making kids suffer most.

SOMEONE NEEDS TO GIVE OUR RULING CLASS AND THE EDUCATION DEEP STATE A LESSON IN THE LAW OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES AND HOW IT WORKS: Closing Schools To Protect Kids Made Them Sick

As it turns out, isolation does not put your immune system on pause; sometimes immunity follows a “use it or lose it” rule. While they were Zooming in to school, children with existing partial immunity to endemic contagious diseases missed many opportunities to be exposed again, which would have refreshed their immune systems. We ended up with the opposite of herd immunity: a bunch of kids with suboptimal immune systems.

 

It is one thing for leaders to make tough, transparent decisions that trade one person’s good for another’s. It is quite another thing for leaders to shut schools “to protect children’s health” when it does nothing of the sort.

NON-WOE VIEWPOINTS NOT WELCOME AT UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON: Hero of the Week

 

THE ACADEMIC LEFT’S VERSION OF ‘ETHNIC CLEANSING’: Why I am no longer a tenured professor at the University of Toronto

Jordan Peterson on the campaign against him and his students.

January 19, 2022

WHEN THROWING AROUND OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY BECOMES AN ADDICTION: Biden administration approves college students getting COVID relief checks.

MANY PRIVATE SCHOOLS ARE JUST AS CORRUPT AS THE GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS. Best to #JustWalkAway from them, too. Schools group ‘People of Color’ conference: ‘Burn Sh** Down,’ be wary of ‘The White People Way.’

MMM. Does this sound like something I’ve been telling your for months? You can ban Critical Race and Gender Theory all day long, but it will be taught no matter what you do. You can’t reform or retake the government schools. They are lost to you. The only choice you have is to obey or #JustWalkAway. A School Board Banned Ideology From Classrooms. The Schools Simply Ignored It.

After politics in the classroom got out of hand in one center-right Oregon town – with some students even allegedly forced to pledge allegiance to the gay pride flag – the school board sought to return to the basics by declaring that school should be politically neutral. But administrators and educators simply declined to enforce the policy, while progressive activists tried to destroy the board members’ lives, a Daily Wire investigation has found.

DIDN’T TAKE LONG TO SAY, “I TOLD YA SO!!!” School District Openly Promotes Implementation Of CRT, High School Presentation Discusses ‘Pyramid Of White Supremacy’

WHAT A BIZARRE MOMENT OF SANITY. Won’t last long, though. Promise. Continue to be vigilant if you still want to save the government schools, but why would you? State Superintendent Says She Won’t Approve Curriculum That Instructs Disabled Preschoolers To ‘Deconstruct Whiteness’

WELL, THERE IS ONE WAY TO DETERMINE IF WHAT THIS PROFESSOR SAYS IS TRUE OR FALSE. FOLLOW THE SCIENCE: Professor Calls Out Unqualified Women In STEM While His Own University Doubles Down In An Effort To Cancel Him

A major public university condemned one of its own former professors Monday after he said that many women are selected for engineering positions primarily on the basis of their gender.

 

“Half of the female STEM faculty in the US were hired over more qualified men,” Pedro Domingos, a retired computer science and engineering professor who has garnered more than 55,000 citations to his published works, according to Google Scholar, posted to Twitter.

In response, the University of Washington’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering admitted that they “cannot limit what emeritus faculty members say via private accounts” before admonishing Domingos’ claim as “meritless, sexist, inflammatory, [and] attention-seeking.”

OF COURSE THEY DON’T WANT TEACHERS TO NOTIFY PARENTS BECAUSE THE SCHOOLS ARE INDOCTRINATING AND RECRUITING: Texas School District Tells Teachers Not To ‘Out’ Their Trans, Non-Binary Students To Parents 

PANDERING TO THE LEFT AND SCROUNGING FOR VOTES: Biden’s higher education agenda, one year in

 

YES, THERE ARE STILL SOME GREAT PROFESSORS: Meet a Rhetoric Professor Who Favors Empowerment and Opposes CRT

 

January 18, 2022

AND THEY KEEP TELLING ME THAT TEACHERS AREN’T PAID ENOUGH. Teacher who locked her child in trunk to ‘quarantine’ will not be charged

THE EDUCATION BLOB WILL REALLY HATE THIS STORY: ‘Black Minds Matter’ Celebrates Educational Choice for Families

THE SCANDAL IS NOT THAT THE STUDENT LIED, THE SCANDAL IS THAT THE RHODES COMMITTEE CARES ABOUT SUCH THINGS RATHER THAN PURE MERIT. Sadly, the Rhodes Scholarship is not what it used to be. Student loses Rhodes scholarship after investigation concludes she faked poverty

THE WAX CASE IS A LITMUS TEST FOR FREEDOM OF THOUGHT, FREEDOM OF SPEECH, FREDOM OF EXPRESSION, AND FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION. Lose this and the writing will be on the wall for higher ed. Penn Prof: Firing Amy Wax Could Open Door To Censorship Of Faculty Teaching Critical Race Theory.

IT’S LEFT-WING INDOCTRINATION ALL THE WAY DOWN AND YOU’RE PAYING FOR IT. Are you ok with that? Public school district pays $57,000 for ‘woke kindergarten’ to ‘disrupt whiteness’

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

 

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

SENSIBLE. Youngkin responds to school mask mandate pushback from Virginia schools

“We will use every resource within the governor’s authority to explore what we can do and what we will do in order to make sure parents’ rights are protected,” said Youngkin.

 

Youngkin’s executive order allows parents to choose whether their child wears a mask in school or not.

 

“A child whose parent has elected that he or she is not subject to a mask mandate should not be required to wear a mask under any policy implemented by a teacher, school, school district, the Department of Education, or any other state authority,” the order said.

SURELY THIS IS NOT ABOUT GENDER POLITICS RATHER THAN A QUESTION OF IQ? Gender professor says biological sex is a ‘social construct.’

While  progressive academics often draw a distinction between gender and sex in order to position gender as a subjective concept, one California Gender & Sexuality Studies professor is taking transgender ideology to the next level, arguing that sex categories are “also a social construct.”

AT WHAT POINT DO PARENTS AND TAXPAYERS SAY ENOUGH!!! Is there any more corrupt and bankrupt institution in America today than the education system from pre-school all the way to the universities and beyond?  Universities received billions in COVID relief. Some are still imposing delays, remote instruction.

IF THIS IS TRUE, CARDONA SHOULD RESIGN OR BE FIRED IMMEDIATELY. This is a scandal of epic proportions. Of course, neither will happen because Republicans are losers. Senators Demand Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona Explain Role in Letter That Called Parents Domestic Terrorists.

Two dozen Republican senators are calling on Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to explain his role in soliciting a letter from the National School Boards Association that compared school parents to domestic terrorists.

 

An email released this week showed that an association official told a colleague that Cardona asked the group to write the Sept. 29 letter that urged President Joe Biden to use the FBI to investigate threats made against school board members. The letter was the catalyst for Attorney General Merrick Garland’s decision to form a federal task force to track school board threats across the country.

NEW YORK, NEW PORK: Gov. Hochul’s Calls to Fully Fund New York Schools, Pump Up Teacher Pipeline Praised — But More Details Wanted

“If schools are the only way children get food, health care or heat, that is a problem,” [The STAR Academy PS-63 Assistant Principal Jodi] Friedman said. “Teachers aren’t just teaching, but taking on … all of the ills of society.”

FYI: Progressives insisted that public schools could take on “all the ills of society.”

WOW! Doubling down on stupid. Not a winning strategy for the next election cycle: Democrats say parents aren’t ‘clients’ of public schools – blasts idea taxpayers should have a voice

The Democratic Party blasted the idea that parents should have a voice in what public schools teach, saying in a Facebook post over the weekend that public education teaches kids what society “needs them to know.”

 

A Saturday post made by the Michigan Democrats on their official Facebook page criticized the parents who want to play a role in what public education teaches their children. The post was deleted Monday morning after intense criticism.

 

“Not sure where this ‘parents-should-control-what-is-taught-in-schools-because-they-are-our-kids’ is originating, but parents do have the option to send their kids to a hand-selected private school at their own expense if this is what they desire,” the post read.

 

“The purpose of public education in public schools is not to teach kids only what parents want them to be taught,” the Michigan Democratic Party’s post continued. “It is to teach them what society needs them to know. The client of the public school is not the parent, but the entire community, the public.”

SMASH IT BY WALKING AWAY: The K-12 cartel is holding children hostage

 

January 17, 2022

CLOWN SHOW EDITION—Western Washington University edition. Is the Viking next to go? College eyes ditching mascot due to colonialism

DAD’S OF THE WORLD UNITE!!! You have nothing to lose but government chains. Besides, you can’t let America’s moms do all the work. Dads arrested on school district orders demand charges be dropped

USING MLK DAY TO EXCUSE VIOLENCE: King’s Woke Usurpers

 

FRENCH TEACHERS’ UNION STRIKE BECAUSE GOVERNMENT POLICY IS ALWAYS CHANGING. That may be true and that may be a reason to strike, but I’m pretty sure  Schools in France close as unions say 75% of teachers strike

THE EDUCATION DEEP STATE WANTS TO RADICALLY CHANGE AMERICAN SOCIETY AND THERE IS VIRTUALLY NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT. Ergo: you really only have one choice: #JustWalkAway: Teachers unions prioritize ‘radical social and political agendas,’ alienating parents: report

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and National Education Association (NEA) have embraced “radical social and political agendas” and ramped up funding for political causes in recent years, likely contributing to the backlash at school board meetings across the country, according to a new report.

 

“Teachers unions have become so intertwined with Democratic political machines that their priorities have long stopped being what’s in the best interest of the classroom and the people inside it,” Eric Eggers, vice president of the nonpartisan Government Accountability Institute (GAI), which published the study, told Fox News. “Instead, their political power is leveraged on behalf of radical social and political agendas, which often, and alarmingly, serve in direct opposition to the best interests of students, parents, and even the teachers themselves.”

ONE OF THE CAUSES FOR THE DECLINE AND FALL OF AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION IS THAT SCHOOLS HAVE CEDED THEIR INTELLECTUAL AND MORAL AUTHORITY TO ACCREDITING AGENCIES AND VARIOUS PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: The ABA’s Problematic Proposed ‘Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion’ Rules For Law Schools.

YOU MIGHT THINK THIS IS ANOTHER HOAX, BUT IT’S NOT: Gender prof says biological sex is a ‘social construct’

I don’t think that universities need “gender professors.”

PARENTS OF THE WORLD UNITE! You have nothing to lose but tens of thousands of dollars. Parents of college students fed up with ‘shut up and comply’ mandates

 

NOW YOU SEE WHY ACADEMIC POLITICS ARE SO PATHETIC, BECAUSE SO LITTLE IS AT STAKE. Well, actually no. We must fight to defend the integrity of the English language. Cambridge professors have public argument over whether the word ‘eloquent’ is racist

BLOWING THE WHISTLE ON THE ‘SOCIAL JUSTICE’ PANDEMIC: Critical Social Justice in the UNC System

In this Martin Center report, Scott Yenor and Anna Miller expose the spread of leftist ideology through the University of North Carolina system and explain how to fight it.

OF COURSE THEY WON’T. Presumably tens of millions of dollars are at stake. Loudoun County schools won’t release report on investigation into handling of sexual assault allegations

LOUDOUN COUNTY IS GROUND ZERO FOR EVERYTHING THAT IS WRONG WITH AMERICA’S GOVERNMENT SCHOOL SYSTEM. If fact, it emblematic of most things wrong with the United States: Loudoun County teen’s sentencing busts the ‘parents are domestic terrorists’ narrative, concerned parents say

STUDENTS WANT SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE, NOT PROPAGANDA: “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” to Be Embedded in NC Community Colleges

FRIENDS HAVE BEEN SENDING ME THIS ARTICLE FOR THE LAST FEW DAYS. I have been intentionally sitting on it waiting for the great hoax reveal. Surely this article cannot be anything other than a parody. Surely this is the product of the mad genius of our friends at The Babylon Bee!?!?!?! But no, it’s not. It’s real.

This is the end point, the terminus of socialism. Abolish the family. Universal orphanhood. Universal government indoctrination. It’s all here.

As totally insane and immoral as this article is, I would like to thank the author for finally just coming right out and saying what we’ve suspected all along. This is exactly what our friend, The Redneck Intellectual, has been warning us about for the last several months. Well, it’s here.

The Redneck Intellectual is no prophet. He just sees things through to their logical conclusion:

California should abolish parenthood, in the name of equity

If California is ever going to achieve true equity, the state must require parents to give away their children. . . .

 

My solution — making raising your own children illegal — is simple, and while we wait for the legislation to pass, we can act now: the rich and poor should trade kids, and homeowners might swap children with their homeless neighbors. . . .

 

Today, a policy of universal orphanhood aligns with powerful social trends that point to less interest in family.

This is where it’s all headed folks. What’s the difference between this guys position and that of Melissa Harris-Perry?

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