Anyone familiar with how Fox News gradually warms its audience up to an idea could see it coming. First, the network ran endless segments hyping the myth that school teachers were training kindergarteners to hate white people with something called "critical race theory." Next came false claims that schools that accept LGBTQ teachers and students were "grooming" children to be sexually abused by pedophiles. Having implanted the idea that public schools are a scary place turning their grandkids into self-loathing sexual perverts, the end game was finally rolled out during the popular primetime program "The Ingraham Angle": It's time to end public education entirely.
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled against Los Angeles Unified School District's vaccination mandate on Tuesday, instead opting to side with a father-son duo who challenged the mandate. Judge Mitchell Beckloff ruled that the current LAUSD mandate clashed with both California state law and the state health and safety code by not allowing exemptions for personal beliefs. That mandate, which stated that students attending in person classes must be vaccinated against coronavirus, or be moved to an at-home study program, was approved in September 2021. In response to the initial issuance of the mandate, the father of a student at Science Academy...
In response to the latest mass school shooting in the US in which a gunman killed 19 children and two adults at Robb elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, Republican politicians have fended off calls for gun control with proposals such as arming teachers and increasing police presence and security at schools.
The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that state programs providing money for public school tuition cannot exclude schools that offer religious instruction. The decision relaxed long-standing restrictions on using taxpayer money to pay for religious education, further lowering the wall of separation between church and state. The vote was 6-3, with...
A new civics training program for public school teachers in Florida says it is a “misconception” that “the founders desired strict separation of church and state,” the Washington Post reports. Driving the news: That and other content in a state-sponsored training course has raised eyebrows among...
DALLAS – Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. DALLAS — In the corner of the brightly lit, heavily bannered conference hall for this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, an empty jail cell sets the scene of a Make America Great Again performance art piece. A sign fixed to the exterior of the cell warns “#younext.” The would-be prisoner is an actor playing the part of a Jan. 6 insurrectionist.
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Students and teachers told U.S. House members during a Thursday hearing that their right to talk about race and LGBTQ+ issues in public schools is being silenced due to an onslaught of new state laws as well as pressure on school boards from right-wing advocates. “To be crystal clear, this is about disrupting and destroying […] The post Freedom of speech is under attack in public schools, U.S. House panel told appeared first on Kansas Reflector.
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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – A judge has ruled a West Virginia law pertaining to the Hope Scholarship to be unconstitutional in Kanawha County Court this morning, Wednesday, June 6, 2022. Judge Joanna Tabit Blocked the state from launching the Hope Scholarship voucher program saying it would ultimately take public...
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OLYMPIA, Wash. — The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday that public school employees can engage in individual prayer during school activities in the state of Washington. This is as long as it’s not part of the employee’s responsibilities and there’s no explicit or implied expectation that others in the school, including students, join the prayer.
TEXAS, USA — Some retired educators willing to help with the teacher shortage said they’re having a hard time getting hired. "My heart is in teaching, I love teaching,” said 65-year-old Lucy Moreno of Houston. She said she's itching to get back in the classroom where her...
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(The Center Square) – Republican U.S. senators on Tuesday questioned Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on the issue of school choice in the public education system. In his opening statement during a hearing of a Senate appropriations subcommittee,, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., emphasized the desire for parents to have options when choosing where to send their children for school.
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Aaron Burr shot Alexander Hamilton to death in a duel, while Burr died broke and alone. Both men lost. Their dispute was both personal and political, with the political fight continuing more than 200 years. Now it is playing not only on stages across the country, it also has entered K-12 and postsecondary classrooms.