Why should colleges be conducting criminal investigations? The case of the Yale basketball player is yet another example of progressive philosophy that drives the federal government to interfere in state and local governments.
Obama's nominee to finish fundamentally transforming "education" in America has been approved by the GOP-controlled U.S. Senate, despite the pleas of Americans from across the political spectrum. Apparently the establishment wing of the Republican Party just cannot help itself when it comes to surrendering to Obama — even on so-called “education” and the minds of America's future generations. In what is being touted by the establishment press as a bipartisan move, seven GOP senators, all elected to stop Obama, joined forces with most Democrats on Monday to confirm the deeply unpopular pro-Common Core nominee for U.S. education secretary, extremist John King.
In one of its most Orwellian schemes to date, the Obama administration is taking a page from Communist East Germany's infamous Stasi by asking teachers to start spying on American students so “extremists” can be reported to the FBI. Among others in the federal government's cross-hairs: pro-life activists, anarchists, environmentalists, animal-rights activists, Muslims, religious students critical of “Western corruption,” constitutionalists, and even children who simply criticize or question authorities too much.
Young New York City schoolchildren were forced to produce and then pledge allegiance to an “international flag,” sparking a nationwide outcry among parents and taxpayers outraged about indoctrination and globalism.
If you have children in government schools in or around the nation's capital city, beware. Top officials and education bureaucrats from Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia are looking to a mass-murdering communist dictatorship for help in reforming government schools. Seriously.
Got privilege? Because if you’ve got the rap, rationalizations, and rhetoric to bloviate about “white privilege,” you can make millions. Glenn Singleton sure has.
Glen Allen High School in Henrico, Virginia, provoked ire from parents after it showed an animated film to its students during two assemblies for Black History Month that portrayed white runners at a significant advantage over black runners. Parents sharply criticized what they dubbed as “white guilt,” prompting the school board to cut the video from its materials and the superintendent to admit that the video was likely not the best way to open up a dialogue about race.
With help and funding from the federal government, Big Brother is about to get inside your child's mind — literally. Emerging technologies backed by the U.S. Department of Education are already being deployed in “education,” with federal education bureaucrats hoping to eventually use those tools to monitor and track everything from children's “mindsets” and “attitudes” to their “emotions” and “cognitive processes.” Much of it is being pursued under the guise of improving and individualizing schooling. But the reality is probably not that simple. Experts have been warning about the trends for decades. Even a layman, though, can see that the dire potential abuses of such technology.
One school system is arming its teachers, and not even the most passionate anti-gun zealot could say it isn’t Okay. It's the town of Okay in rural Wagoner County, Oklahoma, whose schools will now proudly be "Gun Free Zone" free.
After years of running up against unconstitutional federal education mandates imposed on states using bribes and bludgeoning from Washington, D.C., a group of parents and grassroots education activists from across America is launching a fresh effort to shut down the U.S. Department of Education once and for all. The mission: “Stop Fed Ed.”