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Educators face fines, harassment over critical race theory

Elementary school teachers, administrators and college professors are facing fines, physical threats, and fear of firing because of an organized push from the right to remove classroom discussions of systemic racism. Why it matters: Moves to ban critical race theory are raising free speech concerns amid an absence of consistent...
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Quadruplet brothers graduate Yale together and reveal what comes next

After four years of memories at Yale, the Wade quadruplets are moving on. Born minutes apart, Aaron, Nick, Zach and Nigel Wade made headlines in 2017 when they were accepted into 59 top universities, including Harvard, Duke, Yale and Stanford. They decided to stick together and chose Yale, thanks to a generous financial aid package.
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Should COVID vaccines be required for school? Here’s what Americans said in poll

A majority of Americans support requiring students to get vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to school, a recent poll found. A Gallup survey released June 11 found that 61 percent of Americans polled support requiring college students to be vaccinated, 56 percent support requiring high school students and 51 percent support requiring middle school students to get a COVID-19 shot.
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University students in Pakistan rusticated for sodomising

Islamabad [Pakistan], June 20 (ANI): Two university students in Pakistan have been rusticated for allegedly sodomising another student at the varsity's hostel. Dawn reported the students of the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) have committed the offence with a student of the Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) and was visiting the hostel to meet the other two. The matter came to light on Saturday.
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Teachers union president calls for critical race theory in curriculum

Twenty-five states have taken steps to limit the teaching of critical race theory or to restrict how teachers can discuss racism and sexism, according to a recent analysis by Education Week. But the president of the National Education Association said Tuesday that educators are “doing a disservice” to students by not teaching students about systemic racism.
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Nine-year-old student slams school district after it allows Black Lives Matter posters despite promising no politics in school

A 9-year-old Minnesota student confronted her local school board after her district apparently reversed its ban on Black Lives Matter posters being displayed in classrooms. “When I was here two weeks ago, you told us to report any BLM in our schools. Apparently, you know they're in our schools because you made [them],” the young girl told the Lakeville Area School Board on June 8.
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Teachers on edge over critical race theory debate

Teachers across the country are on edge amid the heated national debate over critical race theory, as Republican lawmakers in multiple states have passed or introduced legislation that would limit how race and racism are discussed in classrooms. Leaders at professional educators associations and unions say the measures have led...
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America's school teachers aren't the Marxist cabal Fox News keeps depicting

Following George Floyd’s murder last year, my principal emailed parents with suggested readings to help students understand the protests sweeping the nation. Teachers were given the green light — if we felt comfortable — to discuss the events in class. Parents in our purple suburb seemed to appreciate this modest effort, but someone who didn’t alerted a right-wing media personality, who made the innocuous email his outrage de nuit.
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The roots of our child care crisis are in the legacy of slavery

Much overdue attention has been centered on the exodus of working women from the workforce over the past year, driven in part by the mass closure of public schools and a lack of access to affordable, high-quality child care brought on by the pandemic. What this conversation risks obscuring, however, is that child care workers themselves are simultaneously among the most valuable and undervalued workers in our society, yet they receive poverty wages for holding up our economy by enabling parents to work and ensuring children receive high-quality early learning experiences.
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Medical school apologises to applicant rejected in 1959 because he was Black

A top university in Georgia has extended an official apology to a man whose application was rejected in 1959 solely because he was Black.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Marion Hood applied to study medicine at Emory University 62 years ago but was swiftly rebuffed due to the colour of his skin.The Admission director LL Clegg reportedly told Mr Hood that the university “was not authorised to consider admissions” from a member of his race, returning his $5.00 application fee.Now, decades later as part of its Juneteenth commemorations, the university has sent an official apology to Mr Hood for the discriminatory...
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Liberal Media Scream: Chuck Todd calls parent-led opposition to critical race theory fake

This week’s Liberal Media Scream features the dismissal by NBC's Chuck Todd of parent-led opposition to the teaching of critical race theory in schools. “It’s manufactured,” he said, brushing aside all the protests, even many near Washington where Todd reports from, of public school parents lining up to oppose CRT. His Meet the Press guest, pollster Cornell Belcher, went further, blaming former President Trump and “tribalism.”
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'Achievement gap' is rooted in systemic racism

An “achievement gap” is a term usually given to describe the observed disparities in academic performance on racial/ethnic and socioeconomic grounds. I am the African American daughter of two college-educated parents living in one household. I was identified as gifted in kindergarten. I have attended schools for the gifted and talented from elementary to high school. Yet, even with choice grades and high-test scores, I was denied my first and second choice of a middle school magnet program. Programs that my classmates, whose grades were no better than mine and, in some cases, worse than mine were accepted.
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Brown University economist says reparations will be 'disastrous' for future of United States

Economist and academic Glenn Loury on Sunday said the United States should "get beyond race" and reparations would be "disastrous" for the future of America. Loury, an economics professor at Brown University, appeared on ABC's "This Week" to discuss critical race theory and Juneteenth becoming a federal holiday, when he was asked by anchor George Stephanopoulos about how Americans can "bridge the divide" on these issues dealing with race.
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Several states move to limit the teaching of critical race theory in schools

More than 20 states have introduced legislation that would limit teaching critical race theory in their public schools. Five states have already moved to ban educators from teaching it, including Florida and Tennessee. Russell Contreras, who covers race and justice for Axios, joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" host Elaine Quijano to discuss why the teaching concept has become so divisive.