…But in the last two years the “line doesn’t exist any more,” kids have “cussed him blind,” threatened to “slap” him out, hurled obscene epithets at him and other teachers, come and go as they please — with few to no consequences due to the board’s Progressive Discipline policy, handed-down by the Kathleen Wynne government in 2013 and embraced wholeheartedly by equity-obsessed TDSB education director Dr. John Malloy.
No doubt a few more millions will fix this, I have faith in Liberals to always fix things like in Detroit or LA or Chicago or San Francisco…
In the world according to the new social studies curriculum there is no such thing as Albertans or even Canadians.
In the many thousands of words of the new curriculum prototype document for K-4 social studies, which spells out in detail how and what things are going to be taught in Alberta schools, there’s not one explicit reference to Albertans or Canadians, let alone any notion that there’s value in teaching Alberta history or Canadian history.
That’s evidently not a priority. Nor is introducing students to the broad sweep of human history.
The College Board, which provides the Advanced Placement Exams that allow high schoolers to earn college credit by successfully passing an exam, has decided to axe over seven thousand years of history and only testing on history since 1450.
The new Conservative government of Ontario made the decision to drop a graphic sex education program for elementary school kids, which is outraging some educators.
Teachers have taken to social media to claim they won’t cooperate but a parental rights advocate told The Daily Caller that she believes most teachers are “relieved.” But another “sexuality educator” in Toronto wants to protest in another way. She’s started a GoFundMe campaign to keep the school curriculum alive on the internet.
Many “educators” today sadly have become indoctrinators. Educators and professors who teach students to use logic and critical thinking are doing God’s work. Teachers who spur cognition and who encourage students to question, to read, and to investigate all points of view are truly teaching. On the flip-side of the coin, we have teachers who now subscribe to methods of leftist indoctrination and who are currently using this indoctrination as a weapon within the classroom
The Trump administration revokes Obama’s admissions guidance to colleges, to the fury of activists and the press—who won’t acknowledge why preferences are necessary.
From 2011 to 2016, the Obama administration’s Justice and Education Departments issued six guidances to colleges on how to use racial preferences in admissions. Such preferences, the guidances explained, may provide the best way to achieve racial diversity within a student body, especially if a college does not want to lower academic standards across the board. The 2011 guidance claimed that racial diversity raises the “level of academic and social discourse both inside and outside the classroom” and helps students “sharpen their critical thinking and analytical skills.” Attaining racial diversity lies at the very heart of a university’s proper educational mission, the 2011 guidance announced.
On July 3, the Trump administration withdrew those six college guidances, plus a seventh promoting racial quotas in secondary education. The documents went beyond the confines of existing law, according to the Trump Education and Justice Departments, and were part of the Obama administration’s abuse of executive power. Universities would remain free to use racial preferences, but the federal government would no longer encourage them to do so.
Should schools teach about Islam, and if so, how should they teach it? There’s a general consensus among educators that when dealing with controversial subjects, schools should maintain a distinction between teaching and preaching – between an objective presentation and advocacy.
The world’s most famous illegal alien just gained a little more notoriety. The city of Mountain View, CA has named an elementary school after undocumented activist Jose Antonio Vargas because of course they did. If there’s one thing liberal Californians respect and reward it’s lawlessness. Hey, at least they didn’t name the school after cop-killer Asata Shakur. Oops, I probably just gave them an idea for the next school naming.
It seems that even a book about our current president whose audience is children barely of school age must indulge the “Resistance,” else the social justice warrior crowd will get its collective panties in a bunch.
According to various leftist teachers, parents, and other assorted progressives, the book “President Donald Trump” distributed by Scholastic “glosses over his racism, misogyny, xenophobia, and treatment of workers.”
An Indiana orchestra teacher says public school administrators gave him three options at the end of this school year: refer to students as the opposite sex, resign, or be fired. He decided to resign at the end of the school year because the school would not budge, but at a local school board meeting Monday pleaded to have his job back. The board voted instead to accept his resignation.
“We’re starting to approach rock-bottom when it comes to school inequalities,” Anders Trumberg, a schools researcher at Örebro University, told the newswire.
Students who don’t have a smile on their face while in the hallways between classes are told to either smile or go see a guidance counselor to discuss their problems.
Google is set to announce an initiative Thursday in which its slate of services and products — known as G Suite, specifically G Suite Education — will be fully available to homeschoolers and their leaders for the first time ever.
What a great idea. Will jihad and social justice be featured subjects?
A high school student in Nebraska was given an ultimatum by the school’s principal; either she could remove her Army sash, or she would not be given a diploma. The controversial decision has led to the school being highly criticized and called unpatriotic. Megan Pohlmeier was planning to graduate in May and to celebrate the occasion she wanted to wear her Army sash which she was given by her recruiter at the Grand Island Office in Nebraska.
Remember when a student who joined the military was a source of pride for the school?
Some U.S. academics are warning their Canadian counterparts to be wary of a U.S. libertarian group that has recently set up a chapter on the campus of Simon Fraser University, but its proponents say it provides a much-needed counterpoint to the increasingly liberal bias of academia.
Turning Point USA describes itself as a “student movement for free markets and limited government” whose mission it is to educate students through “non-partisan debate, dialogue, and discussion.”