A teacher in California is forced to retire for using a Confederate battle flag, along with a period Union flag, during a history lesson on the Civil War to middle school students. The district said he might have made student feel "unsafe."
Just days into his administration, President Donald Trump issued a proclamation in honor of “National School Choice Week,” touching on an important theme of his non-traditional campaign for the White House. In addition to honoring teachers across the educational landscape — public schools, private schools, and more — Trump also touted homeschooling. So, for advocates of real education and educational liberty, experts say there is much to be pleased with in the proclamation.
In the document, though, Trump also calls on state and federal lawmakers to expand “school choice,” by which he presumably means allocating more taxpayer dollars to private, religious, and charter schools. Aside from constitutional problems with such a program at the federal level, there are a wide array of concerns with the broader agenda among conservatives and liberals alike. In fact, some critics say the "school choice" agenda is a key element of the globalist establishment's plan to undermine educational freedom.
Despite the controversial agenda and violent nature of the Black Lives Matter movement, teachers in Philadelphia are participating in a BLM week for their students, provoking backlash from teachers and critics.
U.S. college campuses are treating references to God as an offense, unless of course they are blasphemous, heavily politicized with a Marxist skew, or simply within the criteria of the PC police.
The PC movement continues to barrel through college campuses across the country with extraordinary steam as exemplified by a new campaign against so-called offensive language at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, in which students are asked to avoid innocuous words and phrases like “you guys” and “crazy.” The school published a guide for its “Check Yourself Educational Campaign” in which it lists a set of terms and words that are said to be offensive.
Under the direction of a known Communist Party operative from Bulgaria dogged by corruption charges, the scandal-plagued United Nations “education” agency released a new report demanding broad changes to school textbooks around the world. It is the latest shot across the bow aimed at parental rights, local control of education, and national sovereignty.
The goal of the “Global Education Monitoring Report” by UNESCO is fairly transparent: accelerate the indoctrination of impressionable children worldwide with propaganda promoting “global citizenship,” the discredited man-made global-warming theory, homosexuality, transgenderism, and outright totalitarianism. And according to the report itself, school textbooks are the best way to do that.
After the United Nations was exposed last year indoctrinating vulnerable Arab children at UN schools to wage jihad on Jews, the scandal-plagued global body is now meddling in the selection of textbooks for students in Connecticut's Norwalk school district. And that is just the tip of the iceberg.
Students at the world-renowned University of London School of Oriental and African Studies are demanding that white philosophers be eliminated from the course curriculum.
The New York Times correctly noted that the American Dream remains intact, but it's getting ragged around the edges. And the Times fails to address one of the main reasons why.
A taxpayer-funded book about transgenderism is about to be rolled out in schools in the United Kingdom to children as young as seven, provoking significant controversy. The book — Can I Tell You About Gender Diversity? — focuses on a 12-year-old who is transitioning from a girl to a boy through drugs. Critics contend the book not only will confuse its young audiences but advocates medical interventions that are harmful.
If “academic freedom” isn’t the last refuge of a scoundrel, it certainly is a contender. And while academics generally defend the “principle” in principle, the reality is that “academic freedom” is a lie. Would we tolerate a professor enthusiastically advocating pedophilia, genocide, or slavery? How about Nazi beliefs? Is there anyone who wouldn’t draw lines, somewhere?