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Massachusetts public school assignment simulates Hajj to Mecca

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 10:00am 10/15/2017 at 10:00am

A recently published monograph by the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting (CAMERA) offers a sobering example of how biased teaching materials about the Arab-Israeli conflict and the history and practice of Islam were used for years...

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Mississippi School District Pulls “To Kill A Mockingbird” For “N-word”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 5:00pm 10/14/2017 at 5:00pm
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The Biloxi school district has pulled Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird from its 8th grade syllabi because it contains the “N-word.”

This kind of thing drives me straight up the wall.  What on earth makes the left think that hiding, banning, and otherwise destroying our nation’s history and culture will achieve ...

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Antifa Leader Who’s Also Middle School Teacher Arrested in Berkeley

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 8:30am 9/27/2017 at 8:30am
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She’s back. The far left activist and middle school teacher Yvette/Yvonne Felarca was arrested this week in Berkeley following a scuffle between Antifa activists and members of a “Patriot Prayer” rally.

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Elementary School Teacher Wants to be Referred to as “Them and They” by Students

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 1:30pm 9/24/2017 at 1:30pm
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Making small children do this seems a bit extreme. In fact, it seems downright unfair.

WCTV News reported:

Local organization speaks out on te...

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Anti-Semitic 9/11 Article By K-12 Education Giant Sparks Outrage

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 7:00am 9/20/2017 at 7:00am
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Newsela is a relatively recently-established educational resource that purportedly specializes in non-fiction content for the nation’s K-12 schools, teachers, and students.  It sprung up as a private partner of Common Core, and the service reaches at least 75% of America’s K-12 classrooms.

Newsela recently came under fire for its 9/11 instructional material....

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Trending: We Need More Plumbers, Fewer College Grads

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 4, 2017 at 8:30am 9/4/2017 at 8:30am
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We’ve all heard the same advice: get good grades in high school and get a bachelor’s degree. A bachelor’s degree has become so common that a lot of people have entered graduate school to get a master’s or a PhD.

That push has led to a shortage of tradespeople, especially as those...

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Illinois Gov. Rauner Vetoes Education Funding Bill, Calls it a Chicago School Bailout

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 5:30pm 8/1/2017 at 5:30pm
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Republican Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has vetoed the Democrat education funding bill because he viewed it as a major bailout for Chicago Public Schools (CPS). The Chicago Tribune reported:

Rauner rewrote...

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Case study: Biased curriculum on Israel and Islam in a Massachusetts school system

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 7:00pm 7/23/2017 at 7:00pm

Anti-Israel propaganda is common on America’s college and university campuses. But as we’ve highlighted in a number of recent posts, this biased messaging appears to be filtering down into the U.S. public school system.

In 2015, we documented an effort to indoctrinate children in an Ithaca, NY 3rd grade classroom into becoming...

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Illinois Gov. Rauner, Democrats Prep for Next Battle: Education Funding

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 4:30pm 7/13/2017 at 4:30pm
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Last week, the left in Illinois celebrated when the Senate and House overturned Republican Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of the massive income tax hike and budget bill that concentrated on education. This is the first time in three years the cash-strapped state has a budget.

Now Rauner and the Democrats will head...

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18 States, D.C. Sue DeVos Over Delay of Implementing Student Loan Protections

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 4:00pm 7/6/2017 at 4:00pm
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Attorney generals in eighteen states and Washington, D.C., filed a lawsuit against Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos over the delay of implementing regulations sculpted to protect any federal student loan borrowers defrauded by for-profit colleges.

The attorney generals state that DeVos has illegaly delayed these regulations, which should have g...

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Amid Growing Ties, India’s Prime Minister Modi to Embark on Historic Visit to Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 3, 2017 at 12:00pm 7/3/2017 at 12:00pm
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With economic and diplomatic ties at all-time high, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a 3-day visit to Israel starting tomorrow, making it the first ever visit by an Indian premier to the Jewish State. The historic visit comes as both countries mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of full...

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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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