A code of ethics for public school teachers that was recently introduced in the Maine Legislature is making headlines, and will serve as an important test-case for efforts to prohibit indoctrination in our nation’s schools. But local educators are responding with hysteria to this commonsense education reform proposal, even as its legislative sponsor responds with calm and logic.
The measure was modeled after a similar law that passed in California in 2011.
…My NYC teaching career began a few days before September 11, 2001 at Washington Irving High School. It was a short honeymoon period; the classes watched skeptically as I introduced them to a method of teaching French using virtually no English. Although the students weren’t particularly engaged, they remained respectful. During first period on that awful day there was a horrendous split-second noise. A plane flew right overhead a mere moment before it blasted into the north tower of the World Trade Center. At break time word was spreading among the staff. Both towers were hit and one had already come down. When I went to my next class I told the students what had happened. There was an eruption of rejoicing at the news. Many students clapped and whooped their approval, some getting out of their seats to do a sort of victory dance. It was an eye-opener, and indicative of what was to come.
Arthur Mackey Jr, a pastor at Mount Sinai Baptist Church Cathedral in Roosevelt, shared the offensive image showing a pair of nooses jokingly dubbed ‘back-to-school necklaces’ on his Facebook page last week.
Since at least 2009, there are an estimated 100 classrooms across 28 states that are part of the Confucius Classroom program. At this level, the program is collecting data on all the mainstays of public education including the students themselves.
Has your child expressed an interest at home in Chinese culture, language or even attending some summer camp? Beware. Have you determined if your child’s school has a sister school in China?
Tax-funded state television SVT seems upset that there is an uneven distribution of migrant students. Schools are insufficiently mixed, they claim.
The four Carver Middle School students aged between 12-13 reportedly used social media to plan an attack on specific classmates and a teach, local authorities told The State news.
With organised labour’s declining power has come skyrocketing inequality and stagnant wages. But those conditions have also produced a renewal in class politics, in a country long thought immune to them.
In a video provided to the college campus watchdog group ACT For America, a man identified as University of Georgia Professor Irami Osei-Frimpong is confronted by a student over racist comments the professor made on social media. Rather than deny he made the comments or apologize for the behavior, Osei-Frimpong defended his use of stereotypes to negatively describe white people.
Liberals denied massacred children for promoting gun control.
Teachers should be allowed to carry guns in school, provided they undergo training and volunteer, according to the state commission investigating the high school shooting last year in Parkland, Florida.
Two years after marriage was redefined in Massachusetts, David Parker’s son brought home a book from his kindergarten classroom. The book was designed to celebrate and normalize homosexuality and same-sex marriages.
Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, updated its admissions policy to open it to students not born as girls, “but identify or live as women” as long as there is legal proof that the man is transitioning over to become a woman or is legally a woman. Those identifying as neither male nor female, known as binary students, will also be eligible to apply, according to the college’s revised admissions policy.
The smart uniforms are linked to facial recognition cameras to teachers and parents can monitor pupils’ every move.
A new booklet for daycare workers that claims to help identify “Nazi parents” suggests looking out for girls with braided hair and athletic boys.
Well, PayPal’s Peter Thief put it more politely but… that’s the bottom line. We don’t usually hear tech moguls talking this way. More frequent news is stuff like Is it Google-com or Google.gov? or Digital dictatorship.
But Thiel thinks the riot is over:
“The reformation is going to happen,” Thiel added, noting it won’t come from within, but from the “outside.”
Thiel made the comments in a keynote speech at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s Collegiate Network editors’ conference. The group funds independent and conservative-minded campus news outlets at universities across the nation, and Thiel is an alumnus of the 39-year-old nonprofit, founding the Stanford Review in the late 1980s.
In reality, higher education is in trouble, he said, citing the ballooning student debt crisis, the lack of instruction that translates into marketable skills, and the fact that even though universities have seemingly endless resources — “they’re not delivering in any way.” Jennifer Kabbany, “Peter Thiel predicts ‘reformation’ of higher education in speech to student journalists” at The College Fix
Who wants to fund a riot anyway?
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See also: Without free speech, science would be back in the Stone Age It makes as much sense to blame dead white guys for upending cozy sanctimonies about how the world works as to blame the person who tries to cross the bridge that collapsed for the fact that the bridge collapsed. True, some people are more likely to want to cross a bridge than others but the first foot is not the reason it collapsed.