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SEEMS LIKE SHE OUGHT TO BE ‘CONCERNED’ ABOUT HER RE-ELECTION: GA rep. ‘concerned’ about parental control over education: ‘A lot of those parents did not finish high school’
GOOD BUT SHOULDN’T IT BE THE LAW SCHOOL PRESIDENT? Law Prof To File Bar Complaint Against Stanford Students Who Heckled, Harassed Federal Judge
NOT JUST REPULSIVE, IT’S A VIOLATION OF FREE SPEECH AND THE UNIVERSITY’S MISSION ‘Quite Repulsive’: Students Slam Dem Lawmakers Who Demanded University Cancel Conservative Speaker Events
A CAUTIONARY TALE FOR ALL OF HIGHER ED: The University of Michigan Is in a DEI Mess. Frederick Douglass Could Help Them Out of It
DON’T SUE. #JUSTWALKAWAY: Why are parents suing their school over this social emotional learning curriculum?
THE CA CONTAGION SPREADS: Teachers, Activists Push School Districts To Drop Calculus In The Name Of Equity
“Having calculus as the gatekeeper for competitive college admissions doesn’t make sense because of all of the inequities … and because it is taking one form of math and giving it a special place,” Bill Tucker, senior advisor of the Pathways Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, told the outlet. “We want to have that equal opportunity… but we don’t want to make it so every student has to go to that door.”
#JUSTWALKAWAY THREATENS TO SNOWBALL: Where the Kids Went: Nonpublic Schooling and Demographic Change during the Pandemic Exodus from Public Schools
- Over the first two school years under the pandemic, K–12 enrollment in public schools fell by more than 1.2 million students, with prominent losses among students in early elementary grades and kindergarten.
- In the 2021–22 school year, private school enrollment was 4 percent higher while homeschool enrollment was 30 percent higher.
- The growth in private school enrollment was particularly large in kindergarten and early elementary grades.
- DC and the 21 states that had available data showed increased homeschool enrollment during the pandemic. The smallest increase occurred in North Carolina, where homeschool enrollment grew by 8 percent. Other states saw particularly large increases, including Florida (43 percent), New York (65 percent), and Pennsylvania (53 percent).
- During the pandemic, the school-age population in the US fell by more than 250,000; the location of the school-age population shifts and the pattern of states gaining and losing children matched the changes in the total population.
- More than a third of the loss in public school enrollment cannot be explained by corresponding gains in private school and homeschool enrollment and by demographic change. For example, between the 2019–20 and the 2021–22 school years, K–12 enrollment in California’s public schools fell by roughly 271,000. Though some of this loss can be attributed to the corresponding decline in the state’s school-age population and growth in private and homeschool enrollment, sources fail to explain more than half (about 150,000 students) the state’s public school enrollment losses.
PEOPLE ELECT THE GOVERNMENT THEY DESERVE Virginia Fairfax County School Board member with history of controversy calls Battle of Iwo Jima ‘evil’
I’M PRETTY SURE YOU CAN GUESS WHO THE OPPRESSED ARE: California school district presentation divides students into categories of ‘privilege’ or ‘oppression’
“The framework was used to stimulate discussion among a group of student leaders interested in developing a campus climate that fosters a sense of belonging for all students considering the many different experiences and perspectives students hold,” he told Fox News Digital.
Kind of a strange way to foster a sense of belonging.
FOR EACH ACTION: Syracuse University to hire at least four new DEI staff THERE IS A COMPLEMENTARY REACTION: ANALYSIS: Universities offer DEI degrees as students flee to traditional liberal arts colleges
RACISM, SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER STYLE. The backlash would be swift and immediate if “whiteness” were replaced with “blackness.” ‘Angry and bitter’ Michigan school board member claims ‘Whiteness is evil,’ faces backlash for divisive tweets
School board member of @jpsvikings has a history of making racist comments. She says whiteness is evil and causes trauma, calls white people stupid, dangerous, and difficult to be near.
This person is responsible for the education of thousands of children. pic.twitter.com/JHVSv48M1Z
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) January 18, 2023
GOOD Florida rejects AP African American course that contained elements of CRT, ‘Black Queer Studies’
A section of the course, titled “African American Studies: Movements and Methods,” includes a lesson on “Black Queer Studies” that teaches students about “the concept of the queer of color critique, grounded in Black feminism and intersectionality, as a Black studies lens that shifts sexuality studies toward racial analysis,” according to the syllabus.
MORE PROOF THAT THEY’RE NOT YOUR CHILDREN Democrat lawmaker angers parents with bill allowing 12-year-olds to be vaccinated without parental consent
ACADEMIA’S DIRTY LITTLE SECRET Why Academics Are Writing Junk That Nobody Reads
Some of the titles in the most recent issues of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion—which proclaims itself as “the top academic journal in the field of religious studies”—serve as evidence:
- “Dona Benta’s Rosary: Managing Ambiguity in a Brazilian Women’s Prayer Group”
- “Death and Demonization of a Bodhisattva: Guanyin’s Reformulation within Chinese Religion”
- “Brides and Blemishes: Queering Women’s Disability in Rabbinic Marriage Law”
Thus, increased specialization has led to increased alienation between not only professors and the general public, but also between the professors themselves.
All of this is very unfortunate. Ideally, the great academic minds of a society should be put to work for the sake of building up that society and addressing its problems. Instead, most Western academics today are using their intellectual capital to answer questions that nobody’s asking on pages that nobody’s reading.
OBVIOUSLY, THIS IS UNFAIR AND WRONG BUT WHY IS VT EVEN OFFERING A CLASS CALLED “ABORTION IN SOCIETY”? EXCLUSIVE: Virginia Tech prof accuses student of spreading misinformation, threatens to delete discussion board posts