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Middle Schooler Threatened With Suspension Over ‘Virginity Rocks’ Sweatshirt

A middle schooler who wore a sweatshirt featuring the words ‘Virginity Rocks’ said administrators threatened him with suspension if he wore it again. Seventh-grader Londyn Piglowski said he was told by his social studies teacher to turn the hoodie inside out or take it off “or else they would have to take action.” The Wentzville School District dress code prohibits clothing that promotes “immoral, illegal, sexual or violent behavior,” none of which applies to Piglowski’s sweatshirt. Piglowski was threatened with suspension if he wore the hoodie at school again. “I didn’t think this was bad so whenever they told me…

Black America Before LBJ: How the Welfare State Inadvertently Helped Ruin Black Communities

“We waged a war on poverty and poverty won.”  President Ronald Reagan, 1988 State of the Union Address The dust has settled and the evidence is in: The 1960s Great Society and War on Poverty programs of President Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) have been a colossal and giant failure. One might make the argument that social welfare programs are the moral path for a modern government. They cannot, however, make the argument that these are in any way effective at alleviating poverty. In fact, there is evidence that such aggressive programs might make generational poverty worse. While the notion of…

“We” Should Not Regulate Homeschooling

The desire to control other people’s ideas and behaviors, particularly when they challenge widely-held beliefs and customs, is one of human nature’s most nefarious tendencies. Socrates was sentenced to death for stepping out of line; Galileo almost was. But such extreme examples are outnumbered by the many more common, pernicious acts of trying to control people by limiting their individual freedom and autonomy. Sometimes these acts target individuals who dare to be different, but often they target entire groups who simply live differently. On both the political right and left, efforts to control others emerge in different flavors of limiting…

Veteran Goes From Janitor to Physicist After Teaching Himself Trigonometry Using Youtube

When I think about education, I usually can’t help but to think how many of our educational institutions have been compromised in many different ways, like the connection between the CIA and major academic institutions, for example. I also tend to think about how, when it comes to knowledge on various subjects, we often appeal to authority, meaning that only those who are ‘educated’ on a particular topic know the most about it. I believe this has caused many individuals, when the desire for information on a certain topic pops up, to simply look for what others with supposed ‘credibility’…

UK School Forces 6-Year-Olds To Write Gay Love Letters

A primary school in Warrington, England, makes children as young as six write homosexual “love letters,” as shown in a recent BBC video which presented part of the lesson and interviewed a teacher. The lesson requires children to imagine themselves as Prince Henry and write a letter expressing their love to a male servant named Thomas, and asking to marry him. Sarah Hopson, the teacher, explains in the video that the point is to indoctrinate the children to be “accepting” and teach them from a young age about the “diversity” in the world at large which they must support. Bewsey…

Least-Educated State: 2,471,189 California Residents 25 and Older Never Completed 9th Grade; Highest Percentage in Nation

California once again ranked No. 1 among the 50 states for the percentage of its residents 25 and older who have never completed ninth grade and 50th for the percentage who have at least graduated from high school, according to new five-year estimates (2014-2018) released Thursday by the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. California, as CNSNews.com reported last year, also ranked No. 1 for the percentage who never completed ninth grade and No. 50 for the percentage who had graduated from high school in the five-year estimates (2013-2017) the Census Bureau released in December 2018. In California, according to the…

School “Quiet Rooms”: Solitary Confinement For Children

Reminiscent of the horror movie, “A Quiet Place” where those who lived in a world overrun by murderous creatures were forced into silence at the peril of their lives, “The Quiet Rooms” has the same ominous ring to it. And with good reason. “Quiet Rooms” are rooms used by schools to seclude a student with “problem behaviors” in a (sometimes) padded cell behind a locked door. Horrifying, right? It’s like solitary confinement, but for children. No, wait. Let me correct that. It IS solitary confinement. For children. As if the statistically proven school to prison pipeline isn’t enough, let’s get…

Notre Dame students demand to read fewer white male scholars

One of several demands lodged by ‘End Hate at ND’ student group A group of students at the University of Notre Dame is demanding that courses be reworked to reduce the number of reading materials penned by white, male scholars in an effort to “eliminate the violence of only privileging white scholarship.” It’s one of several demands the “End Hate at ND” group has put forth recently. The group describes itself as “an initiative for organizing civil action against racist, xenophobic, sexist, trans-exclusionary, & queer-phobic structures at Notre Dame.” The protesters’ demands also include diversity trainings in dorms, an end…

How Texas Instruments Monopolized Math Class…$100 calculators have been required in classrooms for more than twenty years, as students and teachers still struggle to afford them

his fall, Stephen Thompson began his first year of teaching Algebra 2 and college prep classes to 11th and 12th graders at a public high school in northwest Baltimore. On top of the typical stress of any first-year teaching experience, Thompson realized that along with other out-of-pocket classroom expenses, he would have to buy a pricey piece of classroom equipment: graphing calculators. Specifically, Texas Instruments graphing calculators. “The students, for the most part, don’t have calculators,” he told me in October. “On a typical day, a lot of students don’t even have a pencil. It’s up to the teacher to…

SCIENCE teachers are told to tell students that all differences in the outcomes of people are due to bigotry and racism… it’s CONSENSUS!

Washington STEM, a nonprofit social justice organization focused on the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math in education, recently held a symposium where the group’s Impact Director, Jeneé Myers Twitchell, basically told a group of teachers that these four core areas of academics are “racist,” simply because “minorities” tend to underperform at them. The below visual slide depicts the message that Twitchell aimed to convey to her listening audience: mainly the notion that non-white people who fail to get the same high test scores as their white counterparts are always victims of “bigotry,” which Twitchell also defines with an…

Liberal Austin public schools now teaching anal sex to 3rd grade schoolchildren

The Austin Independent School District (AISD) in Texas has voted to implement a new pro-LGBTQP curriculum that includes teaching third-graders how to have anal sex. In a unanimous decision, the district’s board decided that the most “inclusive” path forward is to confuse children as young as eight into believing that male-female biology is “oppressive.” Further, these youth will now be told that they can pick any gender they’d like, and also put their reproductive organs wherever it feels good to them, including with the use of sex toys if it feels right. “Under the new curriculum, for the first time,…

Texas School District Mandates Transgender Education For 8-Year-Olds

A Texas school district board has unanimously approved a proposal to introduce transgender education for children as young as 8-years-old. The Austin Independent School District rubber stamped the new curriculum, which will for the first time will see students taught about “gender identity and sexual orientation.” “The lessons will also help kids identify an adult they can trust; plus talk to them about options if they get pregnant, and seventh graders would learn how to use a condom,” reports KXAN. The curriculum is being described as “controversial” given that it will teach children as young as eight about gay anal…

Drag queens who want access to your children linked to Satanism, occult practices

Men who dress as women love Halloween, and not just for the costuming opportunities. They are often keenly attuned to the dark spirits of the season and willing to do those spirits’ bizarre, depraved bidding. It’s one more reason to keep vulnerable children away from homosexual/gender indoctrination sessions, “drag” tutorials, and parents-excluded “safe sex” discussions at your local library. These wicked people are eagerly seducing and grooming children right under our eyes, if we let them. Drag queens are a scary presence for little kids. The young, mesmerized faces hearing the allegedly “inclusive” lessons and watching the sexual gyrations tell…

Biologically Male NCAA Runner Named Conference Female Athlete Of The Week

The Big Sky Conference named University of Montana runner June Eastwood, a biological male who identifies as a transgender woman, the cross-country female athlete of the week. “June Eastwood finished second in a field of 204 runners at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational,” helping “Montana place seventh as a team,” the conference noted in its announcement Tuesday. Eastwood previously competed on the University of Montana’s men’s team. The University of Montana’s athletic director previously cited NCAA policy in explaining why Eastwood was competing on the women’s team. The NCAA allows male runners who identify as transgender women to compete in…

Oxford University Bans Clapping At Student Union Events To “Stop Triggering Anxiety”

What kind of grudge do British universities have against clapping? Roughly one year after the University of Manchester Student Union banned clapping at its events – choosing to instead ask audiences to use ‘jazz hands’ to show their appreciation for a performance – students at the University of Oxford are working to “replace clapping” because it could “trigger anxiety.” Like their peers in Manchester, they will ask audiences to use silent hand-wave motion called “jazz hands”. The motion to “mandate the encouragement of silent clapping” successfully passed in a vote taken by the school’s Student Union during their first meeting…

Special-Ed Students Are Secretly Being Restrained And Labeled “High-Level Threats”

Searchlight New Mexico’s disturbing report about threat assessments in the Albuquerque Public School (APS) system should serve as a wake-up call to everyone. The report reveals that schools across the country have been giving students threat assessments for at least twenty years. Which should come as no surprise to my readers. Three years ago, I wrote about the dangers of using threat assessments on pre-school kids all the way through college. What is happening in the APS system is enough to make even the most ardent supporter of threat assessments reconsider how schools use them. The report reveals how Agatha Cooper’s 7-year-old autistic…

Princeton Seminary To Pay $27M In Reparations For ‘Indirect’ Role In Slavery

In an unprecedented move, Princeton Theological Seminary has announced it will pay $27.6 million in reparations over the school’s historic involvement in slavery. An official statement described the reparations as an act of “repentance” which is the “beginning of the process of repair that will be ongoing,” according to Dean of Students John White. Founded under the auspices of Princeton University, the theological school has long been a distinct institution of the Presbyterian church, though they’ve had reciprocal relationship. t appears the first time an institution has agreed to a massive sum of millions for a merely ‘indirect’ role in slavery,…

NJ school district bans indebted students from prom and field trips, refuses offer to pay off lunch debt

America has a food insecurity problem, and poor, hungry kids who can’t pay their school cafeteria lunch debt are performatively ridiculed and humiliated by their schools. Despite this shaming, these kids parents refuse to stop being poor, and so schools are turning to desperate measures to provide the right incentives to these parents (meanwhile, kids from wealthy families are being offered front-of-the-line privileges in exchange for their parents’ “donations”). In Cherry Hill, NJ — a suburb of Philadelphia — students who can’t pay their lunchroom debts will be barred from attending prom or going on field trips or other after-school…

Pennsylvania School District Votes To Replace Locker Rooms With $2.4 Million Gender-Neutral Facilities

Gone are the days of boys fantasizing about sneaking into the girls locker room, at least in Eastern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  That’s because the Eastern Lancaster County School District voted this past week to create non-gender specific facilities instead of traditional gender-specific locker rooms, according to Fox 29. The policy was unanimously passed on the first student day of the 2019-2020 school year. The $2.4 million plan for Garden Spot High School will include four “zones” that hold a total of 48 changing rooms and 76 private showers. The showers can also double as changing rooms, since they will be private, making a total of…

When the Quest for Education Equity Stifles Innovation

In March, efforts to open an innovative public high school in a diverse, urban district just outside of Boston received a devastating blow. Powderhouse Studios was in the works for seven years, with grand hopes of changing public education from a top-down system defined by coercion to a learner-driven model focused on student autonomy and self-determination. The vision for this school was so compelling that it won a $10 million XQ Super School innovation grant and was positioned to lead efforts to inject freedom into a conventional schooling system characterized by force. The school was set to open this fall…

Parents Are Rejecting Public School In Favor Of Homeschooling in Virginia

According to NBC29, Virginia’s state Department of Education reports that homeschooling is growing in the state. The number of homeschooling students grew by 20 percent in Virginia during the last five years. In Charlottesville, the number of students being homeschooled doubled during that time frame. Homeschooling parents claim that social media has facilitated teaching children at home. Additionally, social media has helped organizations such as the Community Homeschool Enrichment Center (CHEC) grow their ranks. “The more people who start homeschooling, the more other activities that create, the more classes in the community, the more social opportunities, so it kind of…

City Shuts Downs Preschoolers’ Farm Stand Citing Zoning Violations

It’s like something out of The Onion: city manager shuts down preschool farm stand out of fear that, if allowed, “we could end up with one on every corner.” Farm Stand Shut Down Alas, this is not satire. It’s the current predicament facing the Little Ones Learning Center in Forest Park, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta. In an area where access to fresh fruits and vegetables can be limited, this preschool has stepped up to prioritize growing and selling fresh produce from its school gardens. According to recent reporting in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Little Ones has often sold its produce…

The era of schoolchildren being forced to buy crappy $100 calculators is nearing its end

Whatever fond memories you might have of high school, Texas Instruments’ TI-84 is an obsolete piece of crap: a 1980s design updated to 1990s technology made with 2000s penny parts and sold for more than $100 a pop to children all but forced to buy them. TI is a notorious lobbyist and has sought laws big and small to maintain this status quo, from mandatory Algebra courses with mandatory TI-84s to examination rules that allow its devices and no others. But the racket is falling apart under pressure from superior alternatives and growing resentment among teachers and students. While tutoring…

Parents shocked as UK schools teach 6-10yo kids to touch their ‘private parts’ in beds & showers

Parents in Britain are outraged after more than 240 primary schools introduced lessons on “self-stimulation” for children as young as six as part of their sex education program. A teaching manual, published by the Mail on Sunday, instructs how to teach children aged six to ten about “the rules of self-stimulation.” The lessons are part of the new All About Me program rolled out in more than 240 primary schools in central England’s Warwickshire County. The program, in turn, is designed to be taught in accordance with the compulsory Relationship and Sex Education (RSE), which will be implemented all across…

De Blasio panel on public education: It’s “racist” to have gifted programs for smart kids; everyone must be equally dumbed down in the name of social justice

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed a panel to determine whether public schools should get rid of “gifted” programs. These programs challenge and stimulate the minds of talented students who are ahead of their class. The mayor’s panel recommends that gifted programs be eliminated from all public schools because they are filled “mostly with white and Asian children.” New York Times reporter Eliza Shapiro blasted the panel for “alienating tens of thousands of mostly white and Asian families whose children are enrolled in the gifted programs and selective schools.” It turns out that if you’re smart and want to succeed…

Florida High School Principal Tells Kids the Holocaust Didn’t Happen

A high school principal in Palm Beach County, Florida, raised eyebrows when he was heard saying that he does not think that the Germans murdered 6 million Jews during the Holocaust in WWII. The fact came to light after a parent asked Spanish River High Principal William Latson how his school is teaching kids about World War Two history, according to the Palm Beach Post. The mother asked what the school is doing to teach about the Holocaust, and in reply, Latson insisted that the school does not push Holocaust history because “not everyone has the same belief” that it…

NYC Public Students Can Change Gender, Name Without Documentation

Students attending public schools in New York City will now be able to change their name and/or gender without any legal documents to back it up. Chancellor Richard Carranza announced the “most comprehensive and affirming” guidelines for supporting transgender and “gender expansive” students on June 28. The new rules still require students to get parental permission to make any changes, and will go into effect the coming school year, according to a NYC Department of Education press release. Carranza, whose tenure has come under fire recently for alleged anti-white racial discrimination, said the new guidelines are to “ensure that students’…

More than 100 NYC students defy odds to graduate while homeless

More than 100 New York City students were honored for graduating high school and getting accepted into college – all while living in homeless shelters. On Thursday night, the Department of Homeless Services saluted its students who are bound for college. Each student was gifted with a laptop and a duffel bag filled with freshman essentials. “They’re homeless because of the economics, the gap between rents and income,” NYC Social Services Commissioner Steven Banks said. Alexus Lawrence won a $2,000 scholarship for academic excellence. She’s her high school valedictorian and is heading to Brooklyn College – on the path to…

Two-thirds of American employees regret their college degrees

A college education is still considered a pathway to higher lifetime earnings and gainful employment for Americans. Nevertheless, two-thirds of employees report having regrets when it comes to their advanced degrees, according to a PayScale survey of 248,000 respondents this past spring that was released Tuesday. Student loan debt, which has ballooned to nearly $1.6 trillion nationwide in 2019, was the No. 1 regret among workers with college degrees. About 27% of survey respondents listed student loans as their top misgiving, PayScale said. The findings illustrate why education loans burdening millions of Americans have become a hot-button issue among some…

66% of US college grads regret their education, study finds

Nearly two thirds of US college graduates have serious regrets about their education, with many resentful of taking on huge student loan burdens or pursuing worthless humanities degrees, a recent survey has found. More than a quarter of college graduates with at least a Bachelor’s degree regretted taking out unaffordable student loans more than anything else, according to Payscale’s online salary survey, conducted in April and May and published on Tuesday. Millennials were especially rueful of their poor financial choices, though Generation X came in a close second, and even some Baby Boomer respondents fingered debt as the source of…

‘Major distraction’: school dumps iPads, returns to paper textbooks

Many schools have switched to digital textbooks. But one school in Sydney, Australia has returned to the tried and true hard copy textbooks – which reduce distractions and improve comprehension – and have given the e-book the boot from the classroom. Reddam House’s primary and junior high school classes have used e-textbooks on iPad’s for the past five years, and teachers have consistently heard from students that they actually prefer books over screens. Teachers also felt the ipads were distracting and did nothing to strengthen students’ skills in technology. Soon after the school announced they were getting rid of digital…

Elizabeth Warren to introduce bill to ‘cancel’ student debt for millions (keep dreaming, political propaganda)

Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren – a 2020 presidential candidate – intends to bring her plan to “cancel” student debt Opens a New Window. for millions of Americans to Congress Opens a New Window. . Warren’s office said on Thursday she will introduce a bill, similar to what she proposed as part of her presidential platform, in Congress. Rep. James Clayburn, D-S.C., will introduce companion legislation in the House. The text of the bill has not yet been released, but she said it would eliminate up to $50,000 in student loan debt for 42 million Americans – canceling debt entirely for…

‘I had to escape this debtors’ prison’: College grad flees U.S. to avoid student loan debt

Eventually, he just couldn’t take it anymore. The rejection, the depression, the mounting bills, it became too much to deal with all on his own, Chad Albright said.  “I had to escape this debtors’ prison,” he said — it felt like there was no other choice. “That’s what America became to me, a prison. So I left.” Albright bought a one-way ticket to China and boarded an airplane, uncertain if he would ever return to the country he once considered home. It was 2011, and Albright was 30 years old, starting over in a country more than 7,000 miles away from his life…

Extended Childhood: The New American Way

Resilience. It’s one of the latest buzzwords in society, especially when it comes to raising children, explains Richard Godwin in The Guardian. But teaching resilience is a bit challenging these days, Godwin implies, especially when kids are raised in the traditional education system which “encourages children to see their worth in terms of grades achieved, hoops jumped and boxes ticked.” Such a system keeps young people dependent, safe, and micromanaged – a form of perpetual childhood. Godwin speaks concerning the U.K. education system, but many say the same of education in the U.S. However, this was not always the case.…

Teacher Hands A Non-Verbal Autistic Student The ‘Most Annoying Male’ Of The Year Award

Anybody who’s ever spent time around a child with special needs knows such individuals can, at times, exhibit unusual or even disruptive behavior that’s typically best addressed with patience and thoughtfulness. Arguably the worst way to deal with such a child is to publicly embarrass or shame them for their behavior in front of their peers and elders. But that appears to be exactly what a teacher in Indiana did to an 11-year-old fifth-grader with autism. The father of the student at Bailey Preparatory Academy, a public school in Gary, Indiana, said he was shocked beyond disbelief when his son’s…

Virginia Tech Offers 10 Different Graduation Ceremonies for Black, LGBT, Asian Students

Virginia Tech offered ten separate graduation ceremonies this year for different student groups based on identity. Virginia Tech hosted ten separate graduation ceremonies for students based on their identity. In May, the university held separate ceremonies for Black, Asian, Latino, Muslim, and LGBTQ students. Breitbart News reported in May that many American colleges offer separate graduation ceremonies for Black students. The College Fix reported this week that Virginia Tech is one of many universities that have adopted separate ceremonies for student groups based on identity. For example, The Donning of Kente Ceremony is held to commemorate the graduation of Black…

Schools Are Deploying Massive Digital Surveillance Systems. The Results Are Alarming

Last December, early on a Sunday morning, Amanda Lafrenais tweeted about her cats. “I would die for you,” the 31-year old comic book artist from Clute, Texas wrote. To human eyes, the post seems innocuous. But in an age of heightened fear about mass school shootings, it tripped invisible alarms. The local Brazosport Independent School District had recently hired a company called Social Sentinel to monitor public posts from all users, including adults, on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. The company’s algorithms flagged Lafrenais’s tweet as a potential threat. Automated alerts were sent to the district’s superintendent, chief…