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Here’s How You Can Beat Leftism In The Classroom Before It’s Too Late

April 24, 2021 by

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By Anna Agresti ~ In her Advanced Placement government and politics class, a high school student named Anna was assigned to read a New York Times commentary that called the U.S. Constitution “imbecilic.” Many of her peers agreed with this conclusion based on the author’s argument that the Constitution is too difficult to amend. So, […]

American K-12 Science Education Gone Bad

February 17, 2021 by

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By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ I don’t often write an article about someone else’s article but Shepard Barbash’s deeply researched piece “Science betrayed” deserves a wide readership. His subtitle says it all: “The propaganda infecting K–12 science curricula, especially on the environment, won’t go away.” Barbash first looks at the history, then where we are […]

‘Nice White Parents’ Responsible For Failing Public Schools, New York Times Says

August 26, 2020 by

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By Mary Clare Amselem ~ Why does the public education system continue to fail America’s children? Policy experts have pondered this question for decades. Most say the answer is complicated, requiring a nuanced, collaborative approach. But not The New York Times. It found the problem, and it’s simple: white parents. The solution? “Try, whenever possible, […]

Educational Deficiencies Lead To Doomsday Projections

November 28, 2019 by

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By Ronald Stein ~ Using microscopic sound bites from vast data on social media from celebrities like Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Barbara Streisand, and Meryl Streep that the Earth will end in ten years is an insult to the intellect of our students and educational system. So, if we’re not educated by reviewing wider ranges […]

Nation’s Report Card Shows Why We Should Get Washington Out Of Education

November 2, 2019 by

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By Lindsey Burke ~ Across the country, math and reading scores have continued a yearslong stagnation, with students largely showing no progress in academic achievement. That’s one major takeaway from the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress, released earlier this week by the National Assessment Governing Board. Often referred to as the Nation’s Report Card, […]

Woke Math Aims To Teach Seattle Kids That ‘Western’ Math Is Racist

October 25, 2019 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ The culture war is coming for you, whether you like it or not. It’s no secret that American history is under attack. The ethos of leftist historian Howard Zinn has made inroads into classrooms across the country, as I explain in my book “The War on History: The Conspiracy to Rewrite […]

Higher Education Is Failing America

September 30, 2019 by

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By Dr. Jay Lehr ~ Richard Vedder is such a giant in education and economics that he was able to persuade 28 colleagues to write detailed pre-published comments about his new book RESTORING THE PROMISE which catalogues the failure of higher education in America. The Carnegie Commission on Education (year) and the books written by […]

Betsy DeVos Urges Americans To Embrace ‘Education Freedom’

February 23, 2018 by

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By Kevin Mooney ~ Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is calling on Americans to embrace a vision of “education freedom” that empowers students and parents with a “multitude of pathways” toward new opportunities. DeVos, speaking during a question-and-answer session Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, said one such pathway would be educational savings accounts to […]

Taxpayers Fund ‘Porn Literacy’ Class For Boston High Schoolers

February 10, 2018 by

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By Katie Yoder ~ Taxpayers are funding porn education for teens, reports a New York Times Magazine story. On Wednesday, in an article titled “What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn,” the outlet wondered “can they be taught to see it more critically?” For insight, contributing writer Maggie Jones turned to a “Porn Literacy” class […]

Trump: School Choices ‘Empower Parents’ To Seek Best Future For Children

January 24, 2018 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump formally proclaimed this week to be National School Choice Week, and called on lawmakers, parents, and students to explore new education options. “To maintain our global leadership and strengthen our modern economy, America’s education system must prepare students for the unforeseen challenges of the future,” Trump said in […]

Why Pulling ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ From The Classroom Hurts Students

October 19, 2017 by

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By Daniel Davis ~ This year, as in years past, eighth-graders in Biloxi, Mississippi, began reading the classic American novel “To Kill a Mockingbird.” And then, partway through and with little warning, they stopped. Why? Because, according to the school board vice president, it “makes people uncomfortable.” If you attended American schools within the last […]

Librarian’s Scolding Of Melania Trump Shows Need For School Choice

September 30, 2017 by

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By Anne Ryland ~ What’s the first word you think of when you think of librarians? Is it some variation on strict, forbidding, or persnickety? One librarian is certainly living up to the stereotype. Liz Phipps Soeiro, librarian at Cambridgeport School in Massachusetts, thoroughly scolded first lady Melania Trump for giving the school 10 books […]

Kryptonite For Teachers’ Unions

February 9, 2017 by

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By Tom McLaughlin ~ The most contentious confirmation of Trump’s cabinet nominees was for the relatively innocuous Secretary of Education. Why? National Review columnist Kevin Williamson suggests it’s because the Democrat Party power is the lowest since the Civil War; because teachers’ unions are its biggest source of funds; and because nominee Betsy DeVos supports […]

American Education System – Only 2 Miles, But A Planet Away

January 27, 2017 by

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By Kelsey Harkness ~ Just over 2 miles from the U.S. Capitol lives Kariah Butler, a 10-year-old girl being raised by a single mom. Looking for a way out of the neighborhood public school, which last year graduated less than 50 percent of its class, Kariah’s mother signed her up for the federal school voucher program. Called the […]

DeVos: Great Pick For Education Secretary

December 9, 2016 by

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By Star Parker ~ For those with the least power, the poor, parents are totally locked into failing schools controlled by bureaucrats and unions. If the teachers unions are outraged by Donald Trump’s selection of Betsy DeVos as the new secretary of education, our president-elect must have made a good choice. The two major unions […]

Slurs Not Working Anymore

November 23, 2016 by

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By Tom McLaughlin ~ Racist, xenophobic, homophobic, Islamophobic, misogynist – all these epithets now aimed at Donald Trump and his supporters used to be directed my way. Why? Because I was a teacher who taught students to think critically. I was “poisoning young minds,” said leftists who believed they knew better how issues should be […]

Surrender? US Schools To REQUIRE Muslim Indoctrination

October 14, 2016 by

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By LTC Allen West (U.S. Army Ret) ~ I’m not an alarmist but I will present hypocrisy when I see it. There are many who’ve labeled a recent action in Kansas City as some sort of submission to Islamic supremacy. I don’t see it in such an alarmist fashion, but I am rather perplexed by […]

The New Christian Black Leadership

July 21, 2016 by

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By Star Parker ~ All eyes should be on Florida to see the seeds of change in black America. The issue is school choice and the nation’s largest private school choice scholarship program, the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship, enacted in Florida in 2001 under Gov. Jeb Bush. Students receive scholarships to attend the school of […]

New Evidence Supporting School Choice

June 6, 2016 by

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By Star Parker ~ Why should our education system be shielded from capitalism, the competitive forces that produce excellence? A groundbreaking new study from the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas provides state of the art data showing the benefits of school choice. The bottom line: When parents have choice where to […]

Racial Bean Counting Is Making Schools Unsafe

January 22, 2016 by

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By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ President Obama’s acting secretary of education, John King, hijacked Martin Luther King Jr. Day to accuse public schools of racism because black students are punished more often and more harshly than others. The Obama administration has been threatening school districts with lawsuits and federal-funding cuts wherever it finds “racial disparities” […]

College Quotas Are Actually Destroying Lives Of Minorities

December 12, 2015 by

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By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ Yesterday the US Supreme Court heard a constitutional challenge to racial preferences in college admissions. These preferences obviously hurt whites and Asians turned down to make room for less qualified minorities, but ironically, the preferences also harm many Hispanics and African-Americans – the very students they’re supposed to help. No […]

The Alienation Of Americans

November 8, 2015 by

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By Michael Cutler ~ As the political campaigns for the Presidency continue and multiple debates provide American voters with the candidates’ positions, without exception, the candidates – irrespective of political party affiliation – have forgotten that, while they seek one of the most prestigious jobs in the world, millions of Americans simply want decent jobs. […]

We Must Break Teachers Unions, Get School Choice

August 5, 2015 by

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By Star Parker ~ By now, a good portion of America knows that Planned Parenthood engages in trafficking of organs obtained from the unborn infants they destroy in their abortion industry. Planned Parenthood’s director of medical research, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, was captured on tape describing, in a most matter-of-fact way, these gruesome activities as she […]

The ‘Science’ Of Sex Education

May 24, 2015 by

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By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham ~ There’s no classroom experience the libertine left supports more mightily than “sex education.” They have struggled to banish even a  whisper of a religious worldview from the classroom. Only the secular and “science-based” ideology is allowed. The Daily Beast website recently celebrated a San Francisco ruling: “Hero Judge […]