The latest update to the Common Core education standards mandates that students may “answer mathematics problems by responding with whatever their feelings are telling them at the time.”
The opening shot in a widely anticipated establishment crackdown on educational freedom may have been fired last week. Speaking at a breakfast with reporters, Obama's controversial Education Secretary, pro-Common Core activist John King, said he was “concerned” that some home-educated children were not getting the “breadth of instructional experience” they would get at a traditional school. While the senior Obama bureaucrat acknowledged that many homeschool families are doing it well, he also repeated the debunked smear that homeschooled children lack opportunities for socialization. Experts and critics, though, promptly lambasted King for his naive or malicious comments, suggesting that, if anything, he ought to be far more concerned about children in public schools. Some experts even offered to help educate Obama's education chief on the issue.
In a move that seems to have the potential to set up many students for failure, the University of Iowa has instituted a social justice degree program. The program was approved by the Iowa Board of Regents on Thursday, and is expected to be implemented by the spring of 2017.
Many students on today’s college campuses are trigger-warning happy. And while this may occasionally concern guns, it just as likely may concern racism, sexism, classism, able-bodyism, the Constitution, white men or just about anything else.
A concealed-carry gun law designed to make a whole college campus a safer space is being protested in a truly offensive way, with, as one newspaper puts it, students “fighting firearms with phalluses."
A New Mexico academic official has admitted that high-school students were given babies’ brains to dissect at his institution. Since this is, reportedly, is a violation of the law, will he be brought to justice?
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Most college presidents understandably fear retribution by the federal government if they do not follow federal dictates, but Oklahoma Wesleyan's Everett Piper has dared to challenge the federal beast.
Whether or not it's don't ask, it's certainly don't tell. That is, don't tell the parents that a boy may be sleeping with their daughter.