Dumb and Dumber (Nos. 44 & 45)
Watching the Education Apocalypse in Slow Motion
One of the great crimes of the Covid lockdowns is that families have been separated by immoral border-crossing policies. I hadn’t seen my elderly parents in almost three years. Well, I was finally able to get into Canada last week to see my mother and father. It was a glorious moment.
DUMB AND DUMBER (NO. 44)
THIS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IS WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT. Let’s follow the logic all the way down the path. Step #1: abolish the federal Department of Education. Step #2: abolish the 50 state departments of education. Step #3: abolish the “ed” schools: Former Ed Secretary Betsy DeVos: ‘I don’t think the Department of Education should exist’
WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE. These people are not on your side: Top Dems oppose school choice, but sent their own kids to private school
IS THIS THE TECHNICAL DEFINITION OF GROOMING? (Asking for a friend.) Suit Alleges School Staff Secretly ‘Coached’ Middle Schooler To Be Trans
IS THIS OK WITH YOU? Do you want this for your children? If not, what are you going to do about it? Fourth-Graders Face Suspensions For ‘Malicious Misgendering’
HATE TO SAY IT, BUT I TOLD YOU SO (REPEATEDLY). Do you believe me now? New York's curriculum is critical race theory by another name
It is no surprise the New York State Education Department quickly denied the allegations when exposed for using pandemic relief funds for schools to promote critical race theory.
After two years of school closures, mask mandates, social distancing – and the devastating learning loss and developmental harm these inflicted on students – the state's Democrat leadership clearly knew how outraged parents would be upon finding out they prioritized taxpayer dollars to peddle this radical ideology. So, their playbook is to deflect, label the existence of CRT in elementary and secondary classrooms as a right-wing conspiracy theory, and assert their denial as an unquestionable fact.
Yet look no further than Monroe County, where West Irondequoit Central School District students were required to participate in an anti-racist curriculum project to learn of "the contemporary realities of structural racism." Earlier this school year, students at the Lower Manhattan Community School were segregated by race in order to "undo the legacy of racism and oppression in this country that impacts or school community." Make no mistake, dividing and defining students by their race is state-sanctioned racism.
THIS IS TRAGIC. But the question is, who is responsible for this sad phenomenon? Reports: Schools’ transgenderism push has suicidal side effects
MOTHERS OF THE WORLD UNITE! Stand up and be heard: Wisconsin mom says school district threatening legal action to 'bully' her criticism to silence
TIME TO FACE REALITY, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. If this happens and you did nothing to stop it, then it’s on you: Coming soon to Minnesota! Teachers must demonstrate a Marxist worldview to obtain their teaching license
Marxist ideology and practices are coming to Minnesota schools disguised as new teacher licensing rules.
The Minnesota teacher licensing board is called the Professional Educators Licensing and Standards Board or PELSB. Each board member was appointed by Gov. Walz and PELSB is fast tracking new teacher licensing requirements.
The new standards will embed basic Marxist principles and practices such as critical race theory (CRT), fluid sexual identity, and gender politics into all Minnesota schools. Standard Marxist practices and dogma divide people into opposing groups so that students and teachers must view themselves not as individuals, but as members of groups—oppressor groups or oppressed groups, and oppressed groups must be liberated from the exploitation of their oppressors.
When formally adopted, the new requirements must be met to become or remain licensed to teach in Minnesota, including teaching in Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) from pre-natal on, and Adult Basic Education, Rule Draft RD4615 (cplaction.com) – (key language is highlighted in yellow). Since nonpublic schools generally hire licensed teachers, these standards will apply to them as well.
SHOW & TELL: I’m not sure which is worse here, the cause (the dance) or the effect (the suspension): California teacher placed on leave, accused of mimicking Native American dance
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AT THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN CLIMATE, RACE, GENDER, SEXUALITY, ETC. IS SOCIALISM, WHICH IS THE COMMON DENOMINATOR: University of California system to launch ‘climate justice’ course
The 10-campus University of California system is set to debut a climate justice course that aims to address the “social, racial, and environmental injustices” of climate change.
A fall 2022 pilot class is slated to be focused at UC Merced ahead of a planned expansion to all 10 campuses by spring of next year, the system reported.
The curriculum is funded by a grant from the UC Office of the President and developed by Associate Professor and UC Presidential Chair Tracey Osborne, who founded the UC Center for Climate Justice over a year ago.
“I think what we’re doing now is unique and it’s something needed now more than ever, which is to focus on various dimensions of climate justice,” Osborne said in a news release.
Osborne did not respond to a request from The College Fix seeking comment.
The center, led by Osborne, includes six pillars of “climate justice”: just transition; social, racial and environmental justice; indigenous climate action; community resilience and adaptation; natural climate solutions; and climate education and engagement.
MORE COLLEGES SHOULD FOLLOW THE LEAD OF THE CLEMSON INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF CAPITALISM: Colleges should teach about morality of free markets, think-tank leader says
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DUMB AND DUMBER (NO. 45)
THE REDNECK INTELLECTUAL ONLY REPORTS THE NEWS:
THEY KEEP TELLING ME THAT ART IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: “School Superintendent Defends Gay Porno Book as Art When Mother Finds It Displayed Prominently in Son's School.”
SHE’S CLEARLY A “DOMESTIC TERRORIST”: “Mom Reports School To Police For Promoting Gay Porn Book To Children.”
PORNOGRAPHY ALERT! Do not open this link unless you are prepared to see what your children and grandchildren are actually being taught in the government schools. If you are not prepared to see what your children and grandchildren are being taught in school, then maybe you should reconsider the whole parenting/grandparenting thing. This is your last—I repeat your last—warning. Proceed with caution: “The book includes sexually explicit images; superintendent calls them appropriate in the name of students' ‘sexual health’.”
THE DATA WOULD SUGGEST THAT AMERICA HAS A PROBLEM IN ITS GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS: Pretty sure The Redneck Intellectual could start a blog dedicated entirely to teacher sexual abuse of kids. Busted: Teacher Arrested for Having Sex with a 13-Year-Old at Lunchtime.
AT WHAT POINT, DO YOU SAY, “THAT’S IT, I’M DONE! I WILL NOT SEND MY CHILD TO A GOVERNMENT SCHOOL TO BE SUBJECTED TO RITUAL HUMILIATION, PUNISHMENT, AND FASCIST INDOCTRINATION”? Fairfax parents react as board votes on punishments for student 'misgendering': 'Compelling them to speech'
The Fairfax County School Board in Virginia approved changes to expand punishment for students for "malicious misgendering" at Luther Jackson Middle School Thursday.
The changes in the Student Rights and Responsibilities handbook, approved by a vote of 8-4, make it possible for students as young as fourth grade to be suspended for "malicious misgendering" or "deadnaming" their peers. "Deadnaming" is a word used to describe the act of referring to someone by a name they used prior to transitioning. The changes would also bar elementary and middle school students from using cellphones during the school day, and prohibit high school students from using their cellphones in classrooms, bathrooms and locker rooms.
#JustWalkAway—FAST, REAL FAST: School shootings hit two-decade record high in 2021, according to government report
FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, AMERICA’S MOTHERS (I.E., “DOMESTIC TERRORISTS”) HAVE BEEN DEFENDING THEIR SONS AND DAUGHTERS FROM RACISM AND PAEDOPHILIC PORNOGRAPHY. Now it’s time for America’s men to stand up and defend their mothers! Women are being erased by wokesters intent on replacing them with 'birthing persons'
THERE IS ONLY ONE SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM. We need to go full Sharia and cut out the eyes of all eye rollers. No person should ever have to be subject to the indignity of eye rolling. If that doesn’t do the trick, then we’ll just have to go one step further and eliminate all the people who fit the social profile of an eye roller. No Justice, No Peace! Oregon 'BIPOC' teachers claims eye-rolling is an example of a 'harmful practice rooted in White supremacy'
EXCELLENT ARTICLE BY JOSEPH HAMBURGER. Worth the read: Is the Public School System Constitutional?: Education consists mostly in speech, and parents have a right under the First Amendment to exercise authority over what their children hear.
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I THINK THERE MIGHT SOME KIND OF SEXISM GOING ON HERE, BUT, GEE, I’M JUST NOT SURE: Universities silent on moving tampons out of men's bathrooms during nationwide shortage
Women’s menstrual products are missing on many shelves in the U.S. this week. But tampons can still be found in men's bathrooms on college campuses.
As more universities focus on LGBTQ+ inclusive initiatives, tampons are more commonly found in men's bathrooms on campuses.
THE PRONOUN CHAPTER IN GRAMMAR BOOKS JUST GOT LONGER. A lot longer: EXCLUSIVE: Staff surprised by the unfamiliar pronouns approved for campus use
DISINVEST IN CORNELL: Cornell library removes Gettysburg Address, Lincoln bust
“Someone complained, and it was gone.”
That’s all Cornell University biology Professor Randy Wayne said he has been able to determine so far about the whereabouts of a longtime display in the Ivy League school’s Kroch Library of a bust of President Abraham Lincoln in front of a bronzed Gettysburg Address plaque.
Wayne, a frequent visitor to the library, which houses Cornell’s rare and manuscript collections, said when he stopped in several weeks ago he noticed the display had been disappeared.
“It’s been there since I can remember,” he told The College Fix in an interview.
He asked the librarians about it, and they had no details to provide, except to say it was removed after some sort of complaint, he said. It’s been replaced with, “well, nothing,” Wayne said. The walls are white, according to photos Wayne took for The Fix.
NOT ONLY IS AN “EDUCATION” DEGREE AN ILLEGITIMATE ACADEMIC DEGREE, IT’S TURNS OUT THAT THE OHIO STATE “EDUCATION” DEGREE IS SOMETHING TO BE DEEPLY ASHAMED ABOUT: OSU elementary education program is obsessed with race, oppression, queer sexuality
THE BRAVERY OF THESE SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIOR DOES NOT EXTEND TO LIVING BY THEIR PRINCIPLES, WHICH WOULD COMMAND THAT THEY NOT ASSOCIATE THEMSELVES WITH JEFFERSON’S NAME AND LEAVE THE UNIVERSITY: University of Virginia Students Vandalize Thomas Jefferson Posters
Conservatives at the University of Virginia continue to face intimidation and pressure from progressive peers. Earlier this semester, students destroyed the Young America's Foundation's memorial for the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The university's College Democrats chapter in 2017 smeared College Republicans as racist and falsely accused its members of attending the white supremacist "Unite the Right" Rally in Charlottesville.
Have a wonderful Fourth of July!!!! May the sun always rise on the United States of America.