Activists have taken to the streets to protest the elected Republican candidate, Donald Trump, in exhibits that can only be described as temper tantrums, many of which have become violent. But rather than repudiate the behavior of these protesters and dispute any contention that the election was anything but fair (let’s pretend for a moment that the mainstream media was unbiased in its campaign coverage), North Carolina State University officials have bought into the notion that its students were somehow wronged by the election outcome, and have provided them with “comfort” foods and safe spaces.
With the public schools becoming increasingly hostile to conservative values and the Christian faith, more and more parents are choosing to homeschool.
A teacher in a Norman, Oklahoma, high school tells his philosophy class that all whites are racist. Such statements serve the cause of those who desire more government and less liberty.
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.