Dumb and Dumber (Nos. 22 & 23)
Watching the Education Apocalypse in Slow Motion
Two quick reader notes. First, apologies for the late delivery today. I’ve been in meetings most of the day. Second, this Tuesday, January 11, I will continue my series on rights and education but will turn my focus from the rights of parents to the rights of children.
DUMB AND DUMBER (No. 22)
THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I’VE BEEN TELLING YOU NOW SINCE DAY #1 OF DUMB & DUMBER. Banning CRT is NOT the solution. You’re going to get it no matter what, which is why you must #JustWalkAway. “Getting critical race theory out of public schools is harder than passing a law.”
Banning the teaching of Critical Race Theory and its tenets in public schools may not be as easy as passing a law. Idaho was the first of nine states to pass an anti-CRT law, and so far this new school year, some parents don’t see any change.
"In any way that they can get it in there, they get it in there, by using words like equity, teaching about white supremacy," said Kristen Young, a parent in the Nampa School District who formed a local chapter of Power to Parents.
WHAT EVERY SIX-YEAR-OLD NEEDS TO KNOW IN ORDER TO BE PROPERLY EDUCATED: “The New Sex Education.” Why don’t we just drop ALL sex talk in schools.
The NEW-NEW MATH DOESN’T ADD UP. (H/T Glenn Reynolds via Lynn Miclea.)
NO COMMENT NECESSARY: “The Failure of Public Schooling in One Chart.”
The two teens charged as adults were taken to the Northampton County Juvenile Justice Center following their Sept. 16 arraignment on weapons of mass destruction, terroristic threat, aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy and possession of explosive material charges. The girl is also charged with risking catastrophe because of the threat the explosive devices posed to family members and neighbors, police said.
Related: A few thoughts of my own on the topic of school shootings: “Our Killing Schools – Public Schools: Intellectual and Moral Wastelands that Destroy America’s Youth.”
TO GO FULL OR AUSTRALIA OR NOT TO GO FULL AUSTRALIA, THAT IS THE QUESTION: “NYC: Thousands of School Staff Unvaccinated, Unions Want Mandate Deadline Delay.”
AND THE WINNER OF THE “FASCIST OF THE WEEK” AWARD GOES TO . . . ? “Popular author slammed for claiming parental rights in education endanger democracy.”
NEVER FORGET (AND I WON’T LET YOU FORGET): THEY WANT TO BE YOUR CHILD’S “SECOND MOTHER (see point #5 under Color Group Collectivism).”
CREEPING AUTHORITARIANISM: “NYC teachers encouraged to take photos to 'document' student COVID violations.”
HIGHER ED EDITION
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY IS LIVING OUT DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING’S DREAM . . . "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow and segregation forever." Oh, no, wait . . . sorry, that was not Dr. King? Silly me, it was George Wallace who was the segregationist. RACISM ALERT—Arizona State University edition. Watch the whole thing here:
Related: Looks like a cover-up at ASU to me: “BREAKING: Arizona State Quietly Deletes Profile of BLM Activist Seen Harassing White Students.”
HERE IS THE STATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN AMERICA SUMMED UP IN ONE SENTENCE: “In America, not a single Ivy League university has a Shakespeare requirement for its undergraduate literature students anymore.” THIS IS NOT, I PROMISE YOU, HAPPENING IN THE LYCEUM SCHOLARS PROGRAM AT CLEMSON UNIVERSITY: “Too male, too pale, too stale: why academia is turning its back on William Shakespeare.”
NO COMMENT: “College campuses are becoming insane COVID-19 security dystopias.” “On college campuses across the country, alarmist administrators are subjecting students to insane, dystopian COVID-19 restrictions — with no basis in science or care for the consequences.”
ROBBY SOAVE: “College Campuses Have the Craziest COVID-19 Restrictions of All.”
HAS THE DROP DATE PASSED FOR THIS CLASS? “Georgia Tech Teacher Threatened Entire Class if Just One Student Showed Up Without Mask.”