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Census Bureau: ‘Significant Increase in Homeschooling’ to 11.1% in Fall 2020

The U.S. Census Bureau reported in late March that 11.1 percent of K-12 students in the nation are now homeschooling, a significant jump from 5.4 percent when school closures went into effect in spring of 2020, and from the 3.3 percent of families who homeschooled prior to the coronavirus pandemic. “The global COVID-19 pandemic has sparked…

Kids Became Suicidal, Clinically Obese Because Of School Closures, Suit Says

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and local teachers union damaged the “well-being and future prospects” of students “hostage” by delaying the reopening of classrooms, a lawsuit said. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of parents from the district who say they’ve witnessed their children suffer mental, emotional, and physical harm due to the…

Mississippi Governor Signs Bill Allowing Student Athletes to Get Paid for Endorsements

The Republican governor of Mississippi has signed a bill into law allowing student-athletes to be compensated for use of their name, image, and likeness — a rule also called a NIL law. Gov. Tate Reeves signed the bill on Wednesday and becomes the second state behind Florida to enact a NIL law for student-athletes. Mississippi…

The New Left’s Institutionalized Racialism Is ‘Everywhere.’ In Medicine, Education, Even In Government Labs....

Critical race theory (CRT) was once an obscure subdiscipline in academia, confined within university lecture halls. But CRT has become the backbone of programs and entire departments in numerous fields, with its “anti-racist” ideas being implemented in institutions ranging from federally-funded nuclear labs to medicine to public and private schools. CRT holds that America is…

Analysis Suggests Remote Schooling Deprived At-Risk Children Of A Key Defense Against Abuse

Child abuse cases and reports have decreased since the beginning of COVID-19, but the problem has possibly intensified and is simply not being reported due in large part to remote schooling, according to the Associated Press.  The analysis by the Associated Press found that abuse reports, cases, investigations, allegations and interventions have dropped at a…

SD House Speaker to Reject Gov. Kristi Noem’s Request to Rework Bill on Transgender...

The battle over legislation in South Dakota to prevent biological men from competing against biological women in school sports will come to a head on “Veto Day,” which takes place on Monday — also the last day of the state’s legislation session. And now House Speaker Spencer Gosch, a Republican, announced he would recommend lawmakers…

‘We Can & Will Silence The Opposition’: Loudoun County Public Schools Committee Posts, Then...

An advisory panel to a northern Virginia public school system that’s been accused of harassment stated in now-deleted social media posts that opponents of the inclusion of critical race theory (CRT) in the school system’s curriculum “can and will” be silenced. The Loudoun County Public Schools Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee (LCPSMSAAC) posted the declaration…

Former Teacher Pleads Guilty To Mailing Suspicious White Powder To Elementary School Officials

March 26, 2021 6:06 PM ET A 61-year-old Florida woman pleaded guilty to mailing threatening letters and suspicious powder to school administrators throughout Florida, according to a statement from the Department of Justice (DOJ). Former elementary school teacher, Maria Bassi Lauro admitted to mailing suspicious white powder to employees from four elementary schools located in…

NYT Column Calls on Government to ‘Stop Vilifying China’s Confucius Institutes’

A New York Times columnist wrote an op-ed calling on the federal government to “stop vilifying China’s Confucius Institutes,” an idea applauded on social media by a member of the Chinese state media. “The U.S. government should stop vilifying China’s Confucius Institutes as sinister propaganda machines,” wrote Ian Johnson in a New York Times op-ed,…

69% of Parents Worry Children Face Setbacks in Learning Due to Pandemic School Closures

A poll has found 69 percent of parents across the country are at least somewhat concerned their children will experience setbacks in school as a result of the pandemic school closures. The poll, by the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, revealed while many…
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