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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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San Francisco Teachers Union Creates Anti-Trump Lesson Plan

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 18, 2016 at 8:30am 11/18/2016 at 8:30am
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Try to imagine for a moment, what would happen if public schools in a conservative community were offered a lesson plan in 2008 which was in any way critical of then President Elect Barack Obama. We all know what would have followed, don’t we?

Of course, the reverse of this situation never...

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South Carolina May Allow Teachers to Carry Guns on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 3:00pm 11/17/2016 at 3:00pm

After a deadly school shooting in October that killed a six-year-old student, South Carolina Rep. Joshua Putnam (R) introduced a new bill that would allow teachers...

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Ariel University: How a tiny Israeli city builds a high-tech bridge to India

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 11:30am 11/17/2016 at 11:30am

With Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin touring India on an 8-day visit, Ariel University is taking this historic opportunity to connect with Indian universities and tap into South Asian country’s huge talent pool. Professor Yehuda Danon, President of Ariel University, is accompanying the presidential delegation, along with fifteen other heads of Israeli universities. Along with...

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High School Teacher On Leave After Comparing Trump to Hitler In Class

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 4:30pm 11/13/2016 at 4:30pm

A California high school history teacher taught his students that Trump’s rise to power is similar to Hitler’s and, according to one student, required that students find and read racist quotes from Trump aloud in the classroom.

The LA Times reports:

Frank Navarro, a history and special education teacher at Mountain View High...

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Israel’s President Rivlin to Visit India

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 9:00am 11/3/2016 at 9:00am
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Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin will visit India on a six-day tour starting November 15. Israeli President will be accompanied by a “delegation of unprecedented size comprising businessmen and university officials”, Indian newspaper The Hindu reports. President Rivlin will become the second sitting Israeli President to visit the South Asian country since the establishment of diplomatic...

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NY Elementary School Cancels Mock Election Because Kids Were Yelling ‘Trump!’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 7:30am 11/3/2016 at 7:30am

Wouldn’t you have liked to be a fly in the wall at this school when this happened? Can you imagine the horror of some people?

The Daily Caller reports:

NY School Cancels Mock Election Because Kids Shouted ‘Trump! Trump! Trump!’

Rather than vote for presidential nominees Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in a mock...

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Students at Exclusive Boston School Say Dress Code Perpetuates Rape Culture

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 4:00pm 10/27/2016 at 4:00pm
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Boston Latin is a public school, but also an exam school with an admissions process so you might say the students who attend enjoy a certain level of (ahem) privilege to do so.

The school also has a dress code which some students find problematic with some even claiming it perpetuates...

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VIDEO: Oklahoma Teacher to students: “To be white is to be racist”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 9:00am 10/20/2016 at 9:00am

To their credit, it was the students who blew the whistle on this teacher. Good for them!

The Right Scoop reports:

Teacher tells students “To be white is to be RACIST” — [VIDEO]

According to a high school...

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UK Islamist Girls’ School Facing Closure For Teaching Gays Should Be Killed, Women Beaten

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 14, 2016 at 5:00pm 10/14/2016 at 5:00pm
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Jamia Al Hudaa, an Islamic school in Nottingham, is facing possible closure in two years after the 2014 allegations of a former pupil indicated that the school taught Sharia law, excluded British values and balanced views, and was light on core academic subjects.

The Daily Mail reports:

An Islamist girls’ boarding school which...

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Political correctness forces black student to change slave costume

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 30, 2016 at 2:30pm 9/30/2016 at 2:30pm

In Missouri City, TX, Ridge Point High School officials made Brian Ibe change out of his slave costume for spirit day. It sounds horrible, but Ibe wanted to commemorate the suffering his ancestors endured:

“I decided to dress in the time when there were slaves, from about the 1600s to the 1800s,”...

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‘Clock Boy’ Family Sues Fox, Glenn Beck for Defamation

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 6:00pm 9/27/2016 at 6:00pm

“Clock Boy” Ahmed Mohamed and his family have filed a defamation lawsuit against eight eight defendants, including Glenn Beck and Fox News. The Dallas Morning News Reports:

Mohamed Mohamed sued on behalf of himself and his son, argu...

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Michigan School District: Betsy Ross Flag Symbolizes “Hate”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 19, 2016 at 8:00am 9/19/2016 at 8:00am
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A high school football game in Michigan gained national attention when its school district Superintendent apologized for the display of a Betsy Ross flag.  He stated that it symbolizes “exclusion and hate.”

Michigan Live reports:

Forest Hills Superintendent Dan Behm has apologized for the actions of a group of students who upset many...

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NFL Player Scores 4.0 GPA in Math in First PhD Semester at MIT

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 5, 2016 at 8:49pm 9/5/2016 at 8:49pm

Holy cow! Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman John Urschel recorded a 4.0 GPA at MIT in his first semester of his PhD program.

But it’s actually not that surprising:

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Declare a constitutional right to education?

http://studentsmatter.org/new-federal-education-lawsuit-quality-public-schools/
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 26, 2016 at 2:00pm 8/26/2016 at 2:00pm
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Advocacy group Student Matters filed a federal lawsuit in Connecticut to make education a constitutional right due to the state’s restriction on magnet, charter schools, and school choice programs. It alleges the state’s limited school choice for parents force “thousands of low-income and minority students to attend low-performing schools.” The group insists now is the...

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“Progressive Education”: Children Color a Unicorn to Match Their “Gender Identity”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 5:00pm 8/14/2016 at 5:00pm
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The progressive left is apparently intent on confusing and traumatizing children when it comes to “gender identity.”  The latest example of this mission is a unicorn coloring exercise in which children are asked to color their unicorn to match the gender they “feel” is their own.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

“Gender Unicorns”...

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Texas, 12 States Ask to Delay Obama Transgender Bathroom Order

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 12, 2016 at 3:30pm 8/12/2016 at 3:30pm

Texas and 12 other states have asked a federal judge to delay Obama’s demand that all public schools allow transgender children use whichever bathroom they want:

“We will not yield to blackmail from the president...

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