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Virginia High School Chemistry Teacher Suspended over George Floyd Question on Test

A chemistry teacher in the Arlington Public School district was suspended after she referenced George Floyd in a question on a chemistry test. A screenshot of the test question circulated amongst the community last week, sparking anger from students and parents. According to a local news report, a high school chemistry teacher at the H-B…

CDC Director Robert Redfield: Schools the ‘Safest Places’ for Children During Coronavirus Pandemic

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield said Thursday that schools should not be closed during the coronavirus pandemic as they are a safe place for children. “The truth is for kids K–12, one of the safest places they can be, from our perspective, is to remain in school,” Redfield said during…

University of Wisconsin Declares Large Rock to be Racist; Votes to Remove

The University of Wisconsin-Madison plans to remove a large rock from campus after students complained that it is a symbol of racism because it was referred to in a local newspaper in 1925 using a word regarded as a racial slur. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Wednesday: UW-Madison is moving forward on a plan to remove…

School District Ejected Asian Students from ‘Students of Color’ Category Due to Satisfactory Performance

The North Thurston Public School district in Washington released a statement in its “equity report” in which officials apologized for ejecting Asian students from their “students of color” category because they were performing satisfactorily. “[I]n one of our online documents from 2019, titled ‘Monitoring Student Growth,’ we evaluated the achievement data by ‘Students of Color’ and ‘Students…

National Parents Coalition: Revisionist History in Public Schools Has Led to Socialist Uprising in...

A national parents’ coalition that rose out of the uprising against the Common Core standards asserts the decades-long indoctrination of U.S. students in revisionist history has led to the current battle over the presidential election. “The battle over who will be president continues,” US Parents Involved in Education (USPIE) said in comments to Breitbart News. “One…

Teachers’ Unions Gleeful: ‘Bye Betsy,’ End to School Choice

The national teachers’ unions are gleeful that a number of media outlets have called the presidential election for former Vice President Joe Biden. “We know Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will stand with us as we work to reclaim public education as a common good, as the foundation of this democracy,” National Education Association (NEA)…

Education Researchers: Politics, Not Science, Determines Local School Closures

Spencer Platt / Getty New studies suggest that politics, not science, is driving local policies on school closures and re-openings. According to the non-partisan education news website The 74, the two factors most closely correlated with school re-openings are the share of the local vote that went to President Donald Trump in 2016, and the…

Liberal Education And The Recovery Of Culture

Submitted by Roger Kimball of RealClearPolitics, Politics, as the late Andrew Breitbart once observed, is downstream from culture. In the United States, a primary engine of culture is the educational establishment. Since the late 1960s, it has been anything but an ivory tower, a quiet, semi-cloistered redoubt deliberately subsisting at one remove from partisan passions. On…

Seven-Year-Old’s Sexual Assault Live-Streamed During Break From Online Class

October 19, 2020 9:36 PM ET A teacher and several classmates witnessed a seven-year-old’s sexual assault during a break from an online class, the Chicago Tribune reported. Catrell A. Walls, 18, was arrested last Thursday after a teacher reported seeing him molest one of her students during a break from their regular e-learning sessions, the…

Trump in Georgia: ‘Nobody Has Done More for the Black Community’

President Donald Trump pointed out to supporters Friday night at a campaign rally in Macon, Georgia, what he and his administration have done for the black community in America. “I got criminal justice reform done, prison reform, Opportunity Zones with [Sen.] Tim Scott (R) from South Carolina — a great, great man, great person,” Trump…

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