Students at Valley High School in Iowa donned patriotic and U.S.A.-themed gear to attend a basketball game against Des Moines North High School on March 8. North students were offended, so Valley delivered a note of apology.

Officials at the New York State Board of Regents believe it is more important to be politically correct than to ensure that the individuals educating New York’s students have a mastery of the English language. Associated Press reports that the Board of Regents plans to scrap a literacy test for potential teachers because too many non-whites are failing the test. Critics claim the test is making it difficult to achieve diversity within the teaching profession.

A General Social Survey poll finds that today’s college students are far less tolerant of controversial speech than they were four decades ago.

In an unusual move that comes amid intensifying efforts across America to provide what critics call “medicine at gun point,” dozens of schoolchildren were banned from attending class in Rochester, Minnesota, for not proving they received a dizzying array of government-mandated vaccines. The reported number of students removed from school began at around 80, declining to about 60 soon afterward.

Instead of teaching lessons based on the tried and true — the results of thousands of years of trial and error — schools adhere to the latest whims and fads, damaging youth.

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