“Are you a citizen of the United States or are you a citizen of the world?” Professor and Ambassador Ahmad Kamal, a retired career diplomat from Pakistan, asked students sitting in the second week of their diplomacy seminar, in my freshman year of college, in the fall of 2007. The entire class of intimidated college freshmen and sophomores raised their hands for “citizen of the world,” including this author. I was an undergraduate college student majoring in diplomacy and international relations, and from that moment on, I became aware of the extent of the leftist lean in this field.
A disparity in public education funding does not explain the racial achievement gap among students, a report from the Heritage Foundation found.
Good news for Mississippi homeschoolers: The state Supreme Court has vacated a judge’s order seeking the names and addresses of all homeschoolers in his jurisdiction.
Judge Joe Dale Walker of the 13th Chancery District Court had issued a court order on March 24 demanding that school attendance officers within his five-county jurisdiction provide him with the names and addresses of all homeschooled students and parents in their districts.
A homeless Connecticut mother faces charges of larceny and possible imprisonment for enrolling her six-year old son in a school in another town. Tanya McDowell, whose last known address was in Bridgeport, Conn., enrolled her son in Norwalk’s Brookside Elementary School after claiming to live at a friend’s address, and now faces charges for allegedly stealing nearly $16,000 from Norwalk schools.
It is no secret that the American Left has been targeting the youth for a long time, and has succeeded in many ways. After all, the Left appears to have been victorious in taking control of public education, where students are being indoctrinated on a regular basis, forcing conservative and spiritual parents to either enroll their children in private schools or educate them at home.
We have a winner!
The results of a national essay contest, sponsored by “Stossel in the Classroom” and the Sandra and Lawrence Post Family Foundation, were announced last week.
California public schools may be on their way to becoming more “gay friendly” with the state senate’s passage April 14 of the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful Education Act (FAIR) , a proposed law that would mandate that the history of the homosexual movement, along with issues such as same-sex marriage that are dear to the hearts of the homosexual lobby, receive favorable treatment in social studies textbooks, instructional materials, and classroom curricula.
A bizarre policy at one Chicago area public school has some parents — and students — up in arms. According to the Chicago Tribune, at the Little Village Academy on Chicago’s West Side, “students are not allowed to pack lunches from home. Unless they have a medical excuse, they must eat the food served in the cafeteria.”
The California Teachers Association is planning what it calls “State of Emergency” protests in order to achieve the objective of “forcing [the] legislature to pass tax extensions.” The Wisconsin-style protests have been approved by the California Teachers Association’s Council of Education, which wants to keep money flowing in a big way from California taxpayers into the coffers of public education. The protests are scheduled to last an entire week, from May 9-13.
A Mississippi judge appears to be on a personal fishing expedition to find all the home-schoolers in his jurisdiction — and despite federal law and his own state’s Education Department, he is not taking “no” for an answer.
The California Federation of Teachers, a branch of the AFL-CIO, recently adopted a resolution of support for convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. The resolution was one of 30 adopted at the CFT’s 2011 convention, most of which pertained to the negotiations of teachers' benefits and student achievement.