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Fox News' Laura Ingraham escalates the GOP's war on learning: "Time to defund government education"

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.
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Judge rules in favor of father-son duo stating LAUSD cannot issue vaccination requirement

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...
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Supreme Court OKs use of public money for religious education

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...
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At CPAC, conservative Texans show Donald Trump loyalty and support for another presidential run

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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Freedom of speech is under attack in public schools, U.S. House panel told

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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Freedom of speech is under attack in public schools, U.S. House panel told

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Hope Scholarship blocked in West Virginia

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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For Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Political Stunts Are More Important Than Substance

When a federal judge ruled against the social media law championed by Florida's Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, it wasn't much of a surprise: The law, which among other things forbade social media companies from appending their own speech to certain user posts and compelled social media companies to host speech by elected officials, was blatantly, obviously unconstitutional from the outset. Not incidentally, it was also incredibly corrupt, including a carve-out for Disney, the state's largest employer.
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WV AG wants Supreme Court to let school choice program go into effect

(The Center Square) – After a West Virginia school choice scholarship program was halted by the courts, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is taking the fight to the Supreme Court of Appeals. A lower court issued an injunction to prevent West Virginia from implementing the Hope Scholarship Act and an...
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WA school chief: students won’t be impacted by supreme court prayer decision

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.
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A Wave of New Political Polls Is Raising Red Flags for Democrats on Education

Throughout the summer, an array of new polls — many commissioned by Democratic allies — have shown that the party has lost ground and credibility on K-12 schools, an issue it has long dominated among voters.  In a recent breakdown, 74 Senior Writer Kevin Mahnken notes the polls “were released by interest groups representing opposite […]
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Republicans pressure education secretary on school choice restrictions

(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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