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New Liberal Narrative: DeVos Doesn’t Care About Civil Rights in Education

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 7:30pm 6/18/2017 at 7:30pm
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If you’re wondering why President Trump’s Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos needs millions of dollars in security, this is one of the reasons. DeVos is trying to make improvements in her department but is being predictably cast as someone who doesn’t care about civil rights.

Erica L. Green writes at the New...

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Schools Resurrecting Recess are Seeing Incredible Results

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 16, 2017 at 7:30pm 6/16/2017 at 7:30pm
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For the past two decades, school districts around the nation became obsessed with testing due to horrendous federal government standards. As a result, recess was abandoned by many school districts with disastrous results.

But now schools have realized the importance of recess and physical activity for kids, especially younger ones. Schools who have...

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Texas Teacher Names Student ‘Most Likely to Become a Terrorist’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 1:00pm 5/28/2017 at 1:00pm
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A teacher in Channelview, TX, received punishment after she named a student Most Likely to Become a Terrorist. From CBS Houston:

Channelview Independent School District official Mark Kramer said it was one of the “fake mock awards” a seventh-grade teacher distributed to students to her class. Kramer also described it as a...

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Federal Court Throws Out Clock Boy’s Lawsuit

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 6:00pm 5/20/2017 at 6:00pm

A federal court has thrown out a lawsuit against Irving, TX, and the local school district brought on by Ahmed “Clock Boy” Mohamed and his family after authorities arrested him in September 2015. From Fox News:

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Dept. of Ag Plans to Loosen Obama School Lunch Programs

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 1, 2017 at 7:00pm 5/1/2017 at 7:00pm
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Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced his department wants to make a few changes to the school lunch programs that former First Lady Michelle Obama pushed through. The Wall Street Journal reported:

Schools, which receive federal funding for meal programs, won’t have to meet certain guidelines for whole grain, sodium...

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Teens Honored for Objecting to School Assignment to Defend Hitler’s Genocide Against Jews

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 24, 2017 at 5:30pm 4/24/2017 at 5:30pm
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On February 15 two 17-year-old central NY high school students—Jordan April and Archer Shurtliff—raised objections to a homework assignment in which they were required to either oppose or defend the extermination of Jews.

Their teacher, Oswego County High School teacher Michael DeNobile, asked them to

write an internal memorandum within the highest ranking...

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5 Year-Old Girl Suspended from School for Turning a Stick Into a Gun

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 8:30am 3/30/2017 at 8:30am
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The country has changed. When I was growing up in the 1970’s in Massachusetts, everyone in my neighborhood played with toy guns sometimes. If one of those wasn’t available, a stick was the next best thing.

Thanks to relatively new “zero tolerance policies” children can’t even think of doing such things. A...

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Schools Hope Trump Will Dump Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Rules

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 3:38pm 3/14/2017 at 3:38pm
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The School Nutrition Association hopes it’ll receive some relief from former First Lady Michelle Obama’s strict lunch rules under President Donald Trump. From The Washington Examiner:

The reason is simple: Studies show that public school students aren’t eating what cafeterias are serving, turning many operations into money-losers. While the school districts can...

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Another School District Closes For Day Without A Woman March

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 7:30am 3/8/2017 at 7:30am
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Oh come on! First schools in Chapel Hill, NC, and Alexandria, VA, close due to this stupid march. Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland have joined the ranks because politics has become more important than education. These closures only give those who advocate school choice a stronger case.

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Day Without a Woman March Closing Schools

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 6, 2017 at 6:30pm 3/6/2017 at 6:30pm
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Some schools across the country will close on March 8,  the same day as the Day Without a Woman March, due to concerns they’ll be short-staffed.

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools in North Carolina will close. Durham Public Schools may close but have not reached a final decision. Chapel Hill-Carrboro Superintendent Jim Causby...

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Protesters Block DeVos From Entering a D.C. School

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 10, 2017 at 11:30am 2/10/2017 at 11:30am

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos could not enter Jefferson Academy in Washington, D.C., on Friday due to angry protesters. From Mediaite:

“GO BACK!” one of the men can be clearly heard saying. “SHAME! SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!” the small vociferous crowd continued.

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Rep. Massie Introduces Bill to Eliminate Education Department

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 11:30am 2/8/2017 at 11:30am

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) may have introduced the shortest piece of legislation when he handed in a bill to eliminate the Department of Education.

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WATCH LIVE: Betsy DeVos Hearing for Education Secretary

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 5:00pm 1/17/2017 at 5:00pm

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary, has her confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions at 5PM ET. The Democrats picked her as one of the eight nominees they want to grill the most.

DeVos has remained an advocate for school choice...

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Charlie Brown Christmas at Center of TX School Controversy

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 12, 2016 at 8:30am 12/12/2016 at 8:30am
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It’s difficult to think of anything less controversial than Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts crew but the classic Christmas special mentions Christianity explicitly which is a problem for some people.

A staffer at a middle school in Texas decided to use imagery from the special as decorations but was...

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Virginia School System Suspends ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ ‘Huckleberry Finn’ Over Racial Slurs

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 2, 2016 at 8:30am 12/2/2016 at 8:30am

The Accomack County Public Schools in Virginia has suspended the classics To Kill A Mockingbird and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn over racial slurs after a parent filed a complaint:

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Wow! MSNBC Anchor Defends Trump Pick of School-Choice Advocate as SecEd

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 11:30am 11/24/2016 at 11:30am

Something to give—surprised—thanks for this morning: an MSNBC anchor staunchly defending school choice and Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education . . . while ably and aggressively arguing the issues with the head of America’s biggest teachers’ union!

Stephanie Ruhle is the MSNBC anchor in question, and she took on Randi...

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Trump Chooses School Choice Champion Betsy DeVos to Head Education

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 1:55pm 11/23/2016 at 1:55pm

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Republican philanthropist Betsy Devos to head the Depart of Education. DeVos has made a name for herself by championing school choice:

DeVos is the chairman of the American Federation for Children, the nation’s largest school choice advocacy group. The federation has worked at the state and local...

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