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Emphasis on Diversity Training is Degrading Education Program at U. Maryland

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2:30pm 12/10/2017 at 2:30pm

This is what happens when the progressive agenda becomes more important than basic skills.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

U. Maryland College of Education May Be Producing Grads Unprepared for Classroom

The University of Maryland (UMD) College of Education (COE) undergraduate elementary education program may be producing graduates unprepared for the classroom, as a...

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UK Teachers Told Not to Refer to Female Pupils as Girls Because it Reminds Them of Gender

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 10:30am 11/22/2017 at 10:30am

So the argument here is that we have to empower girls by not reminding them that they’re female?

The Telegraph UK reports:

Do not refer to female pupils as ‘girls’ or ‘ladies’ because it ‘reminds them of their gender’, headteachers told

Teachers should not refer to pupils as “girls” or “ladies” because it means...

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Chicago: Educator Allegedly Embezzled Millions In Low-income Lunch Program Funds

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 5:30pm 11/18/2017 at 5:30pm

A Chicago educator who founded her own school to help low-income students has been accused of embezzling millions from the very students who most needed her help.  The money allegedly went to fund her extravagant lifestyle.

The Chicago Tribune reports:

Pamela Strain said she’d once dreamed of following in the footsteps of Clarence...

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Student Forced to Remove ‘Fake News’ Shirt During Field Trip to CNN

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10:30am 11/18/2017 at 10:30am
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A seventh grader in Georgia made the hilarious decision to wear a ‘fake news’ t-shirt on a field trip to CNN with his middle school. His teachers failed to see the humor and made him change his shirt.

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Trump appoints attorney who combats campus antisemitism to key civil rights post

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 27, 2017 at 4:00pm 10/27/2017 at 4:00pm
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Melania Trump Visits Michigan School, Promotes Kindness Over Division in Anti-Bullying Campaign

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 11:30am 10/25/2017 at 11:30am
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America’s First Ladies have historically selected an area of focus during their husband’s tenure as president.  Nancy Reagan chose the war on drugs (“Just Say No”), Laura Bush chose literacy and education, Michelle Obama chose nutrition and exercise.  First Lady Melania Trump announced that as First Lady her focus would be...

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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

http://www.wctv.tv/content/news/Leon-County-teacher-asks-students-to-use-gender-neutral-pronouns-446584863.html
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 1:30pm 9/24/2017 at 1:30pm
http://www.wctv.tv/content/news/Leon-County-teacher-asks-students-to-use-gender-neutral-pronouns-446584863.html

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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