Jane Robbins

About Jane Robbins

Graduate of Clemson University and Harvard Law School. Former senior fellow, American Principles Project, with focus on education and religious-freedom issues. Now retired but still paying attention.

Republicans in Congress are solidifying their reputation as the Stupid Party. The indispensable Stanley Kurtz has been warning for months about the bogus Civics Secures Democracy Act, which he now reports has been reintroduced in the Senate. https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/bogus-civics-bill-will-push-crt-on-states/ Despite anodyne-sounding language about improving American students’ civic knowledge, CSDA actually will allow the Biden Education Department to use the power of . If this passes, we’ll have GOP senators John Cornyn, Jim Inhofe, and Bill Cassidy, and GOP Rep. Tom Cole, to thank. They’ve been alerted time and again to the trap they’re falling into, but like Wile E. Coyote, they’re too dumb to understand.

Biden Admin: K-12 Schools Must Put Boys in Girls’ Bathrooms to Get Federal Lunch Money

The Biden administration plans to withhold funding for school lunches from schools that protect students’ privacy and safety with single-sex facilities. As Joy Pullmann reports at The Federalist, “establishments that accept any federal food funding, including food stamps, must . . . allow males who claim to be female to access female private spaces, such as showers, bathrooms, and sleeping areas. Such organizations must also follow protocols such as requiring staff to use inaccurate pronouns to describe transgender people and allowing male staff to dress as women while on the job.” And this won’t affect only public schools — many private, including Christian, schools participate in the federal school-lunch program and may lose that funding if they’re not willing to violate their beliefs and endanger their students. (There’s talk of some sort of religious exemption, but don’t count on it. Of course, no public school system would get such an exemption even if it exists on paper.)

Any Republican running for Congress should pledge to overturn this contemptible rule before it does serious damage. In the meantime, all school systems should prepare to wean themselves off federal money. It’s not worth it.

As black kids in public, non-charter schools continue to struggle with reading, priestly educationists enforce their “whole language” dogma and suggest that leftist social conscience is more important than reading proficiency anyway. It’s almost as though they’re afraid black kids will learn to read. Why might that be?