In an incredible decision that shocked Americans nationwide, a federal appeals court ruled last week that school officials in California acted appropriately and legally by preventing students from wearing T-shirts with U.S. flags during the Cinco de Mayo holiday. According to the panel of judges, despite free-speech rights, the controversial ban on American flags was supposedly needed to prevent “racial tension” from exploding into open violence at the school. Multiple concerns have been raised. The battle, however, is far from over.
The National Education Association, the nation's largest teachers union and ardent supporter of the Common Core academic standards, has now called the nationwide implementation of the standards "completely botched."
The deeply controversial nationalized education scheme known as “Common Core,” pushed by the Obama administration and billionaire Bill Gates, is under major pressure in the establishment-stronghold state of New York. With parents, teachers, unions, and political leaders from across the political spectrum in open revolt, some analysts even say that the widely criticized school standards may be on the verge of being scrapped — a development that would represent a massive blow to the ongoing imposition of Common Core nationwide.
Boys will be boys — except when they insist they're girls. So says Maine's highest court in ruling that boys who are trying to live as girls must be allowed to use the girls' bathrooms in school.