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Scottsdale Official Faces Board Expulsion After Arizona AG Files Suit

By Neland Nobel School Board member Jann-Michael Greenburg is facing potential removal from the Scottsdale Unified School District school board. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has filed a lawsuit in Maricopa County Superior Court, arguing that Greenburg should be required to step down from the board after multiple violations of public hearing requirements. Brnovich said […]

Toronto’s Largest School Board to Drop Auditions, Aptitude Requirements for Specialized Programs in the Name of Equity

By Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) Unsurprisingly, the move was first proposed by the board’s Enhancing Equity Task Force. “The year was 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren’t only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody […]

Education Is the State’s Greatest Tool for Propaganda

By Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) “It is not difficult to deprive the great majority of independent thought.” In chapter 10 of The Road to Serfdom, Hayek describes how some of the worst people always end up rising to the top of the political heap. Continuing to touch on this theme in the eleventh chapter, Hayek digs […]

“Without Logos, the West is lost”

By MercatorNet – Navigating Modern Complexities Western society is crumbling as it loses the vital link between faith and reason. This book provides a wonderfully accessible overview of the evolution of a concept which has been the key to the development of Western civilisation, or we might better say is the hallmark of Western civilisation: the mutual […]

$30K a year, and my kid can’t tell the difference between a boy and a girl

By MercatorNet – Navigating Modern Complexities Parents must hold their local school systems accountable for what is taught to their children. Everything has a price. Like every American family, our family runs a constant cost/benefit analysis on our lives. There are the small decisions: is it worth the time to drive to Target for the […]

Unschooler, Entrepreneur, Prodigy: The Story of Cole Summers

By Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) “Don’t Tell Me I Can’t” by Kevin Cooper (aka Cole Summers) deserves a place in the alternative education canon. Kevin Cooper, known to the internet as Cole Summers, was taken from this world far too soon—he tragically died on June 11 in a kayaking accident. But in his 14 […]

Fairfax County School Board Votes To Make It A Potential Crime To Call A Boy A Boy

By The Geller Report The ruling class has lost its collective mind and they mean to take us all and every good thing down with them. Dissenting students at school will now be suspended and possibly charged with a crime. By: Auguste Meyrat, The Federalist, June 21, 2022: Last Thursday, the school board at Fairfax County School […]

The Failure of Public Schooling in One Chart

By Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) Public school spending has become a costly failure. While I have great fondness for some of the visuals I’ve created over the years (especially “two wagons” and “apple harvesting“), I confess that none of my creations have ever been as clear and convincing as the iconic graph on education spending and […]

Forget School Choice, Education Microgrants Are Microsocialism

By JASON BEDRICK & ADAM KISSEL Not all education choice initiatives are created equal. West Virginia’s near-universal Hope Scholarship, for example, empowers families to choose the learning environment that’s the best fit for their children — without costing taxpayers more. Microgrants do exactly the opposite. The Hope Scholarship is an education savings account, or ESA, that families can […]

Your Misery Is All About Their Power

By Michael Senger It is a testament to mankind’s enduring optimism, as much as our enduring hubris, that with every generation hope should spring anew that the fundamental forces which have governed our affairs since time immemorial have changed for the better. After each passing calamity, the majority are once again lulled back into the […]

Sorry Libs, You Can’t Replace Dads With Government

By Kevin Roberts It’s been said that America can always be counted on to do the right thing, once we have exhausted all the other alternatives. As of Father’s Day 2022, America has spent about 60 years exhausting the alternatives to fatherhood — and the collateral damage is all around us. Broken families. Gutted communities. […]

The New York Times Reported ‘the Mainstreaming of Marxism in U.S. Colleges’ 30 Years Ago. Today, We See the Results

By Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) The lesson of 1989 is that today’s culture and ideas are tomorrow’s politics and policies. In August 1989, Poland’s parliament did the unthinkable. The Soviet satellite state elected an anti-communist as its new prime minister. The world waited with bated breath to see what would happen next. And then it happened: nothing. […]

Read This Book To Counter The Hopeless Lies Of ‘1619 Project’ Racial Determinists

By Casey Chalk ‘The State of Black America’ offers a much needed corrective to the cynical (and false) thinking peddled by people like Nikole Hannah-Jones. In an op-ed for The Washington Post last month entitled “For African Americans tired of U.S. hostility, Ghana is still calling,” columnist Karen Attiah discusses the trend of African Americans moving to […]

Soros-Backed Media Consortium Is Buying, to Censor, Conservative Radio Stations

By Mike Gonzalez Wait until Americans with origins in Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and other lands demolished by communism find out that their favorite conservative radio stations are being bought by a media consortium headed by a longtime henchman of the Marxist founder of Black Lives Matter, Alicia Garza. And wait until Mexican Americans, with roots in this […]

A House Divided – An Open Letter to a Democrat

By Mark T. Cicero We are a nation divided today: split into political divisions, Democrat, Republican, Socialist, Progressive; into racial divisions: black, white, Asian, Hispanic; into cultural and sexual divisions: straight, gay, lesbian, transexual, etc. Our entire country’s fabric is being torn asunder as these separate ‘tribes’ are set against one another. In Chapter 3 of the […]

Oregon School District Books Contain Pornographic Imagery Of Sex Acts [Warning Graphic Images]

By The Geller Report Horrifying. Look at what depraved degenerate authoritarians are exposing your children to. Yet another unequivocal mandate for homeschooling. Any parent that keeps their child in government schools is unfit. Truly. An Oregon mom pulled her children out of school over what she called ‘indoctrination’ By Hannah Grossman | Fox News June 14, 2022: […]

Inside the Title IX Tribunal

By Scott Yenor American universities have long been intensely concerned with civil rights. Every institution of higher learning proclaims its commitment to protecting civil rights on campus. Elite schools compete with one another in finding civil rights violations—so they can show that they are more energetic than other universities about addressing them. At the same […]

DESANTIS TARGETS WOKE UNIVERSITIES: Replacing indoctrination with education

By Church Militant TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (ChurchMilitant.com) – Leaked documents suggest Florida’s governor is taking aim at indoctrination and liberal bias present in the state’s universities. A recently publicized 70-page proposal drafted by lawmakers at the behest of Gov. Ron DeSantis shows faculty hiring at universities could become the responsibility of a board of trustees, many of whom are DeSantis allies or appointees. The bill, obtained […]

Over 200K Taxpayer Dollars Spent On Drag Queen Shows at NYC Schools

By The Geller Report Kids are made to choose their pronouns and invent drag names. Our kids can barely read and this is what the Democrats are subjecting our children to…. New York is showering taxpayer funds on a group that sends drag queens into city schools — often without parental knowledge or consent — […]

Weekend Read: 5 Reasons America’s Birthrate Is Plummeting

By Hannah Cox The simple truth is, that there are fewer people who want to bring kids into the world. Though the reasons are diverse, 44 percent of non-parents between 18 to 49 say it is not at all likely they will procreate. Elon Musk recently tweeted, “population collapse is the biggest threat to civilization.” […]

Biden Administration Holds School Lunches Hostage to Radical Transgender Agenda

By Sarah Parshall Perry and Melanie Israel There’s been plenty of Sturm und Drang over the upcoming Title IX rule change from the Department of Education—one that will expand the prohibition against “sex” discrimination under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to “gender identity” discrimination. And the Sturm und Drang is well warranted. Such a change—anticipated for release this month—will, among other things, […]

Arizona Universities Ignore Board of Regents

By Neland Nobel A study by the National Association of Scholars finds that Arizona Universities Ignore the Board of Regents. According to the report: “The Arizona study finds that, despite efforts by the Arizona Board of Regents, Arizona’s universities provide very little formal training in American history and civics. Instead, students in Arizona’s universities are […]

FLORIDA: Sarasota County Sheriff implements ‘Single Officer Response Model’ to Protect Schools

By Dr. Rich Swier We received the following video and comments from Sarasota County School Board Member Bridget Ziegler:  Sarasota County Sheriff Kurt Hoffman recently shared a video with the community explaining the “Single Officer Response Model” he has put in place in Sarasota County. This is important information and I encourage you to watch the […]

Video of School Board Dictator Completely Silenced

By Royal A. Brown III Damn that last guy with the Aussie accent was great! He wouldn’t be silenced. https://t.co/s7L0eTZ8Db — Dr. Rich Swier (@drrichswier) June 7, 2022 I remember when Glynnda was speaking to our Polk County Florida Legislative Delegation a few years ago and criticizing judges for not enforcing our Constitutional rights and was […]

“TOTALLY OFF HIS ROCKER!” DeSantis Torches Biden For Holding School Lunches Hostage Over Gender Ideology In Schools

By The Geller Report States should stop sending their money to the Feds. We are under siege by these evil lunatics. In Florida, we are fighting against Biden’s intentionally destructive policies like denying school lunches for states that refuse to implement woke gender ideology in the schools. pic.twitter.com/YXpTky75Jn — Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) June 5, 2022 […]

EXCLUSIVE: Immigrants Travel To Schools With Warning: Socialism Is Deadly

By The Daily Caller Immigrants who have fled socialist countries are travelling to schools across the U.S. for free under a new program to teach students about the dangers of socialism. The Dissident Project launched Monday with speakers set to “travel to high schools across the U.S. to speak to students about authoritarian socialism” at no cost […]

NORTH CARILINA: Preschool Shows Kids LGBT Flashcards Featuring A Pregnant Man

By The Geller Report As the insanity of American society today gallops forward, it came to light Sunday that Ballentine Elementary School in Wake County Park, North Carolina has been using LGBTQ-themed flashcards featuring a pregnant man to teach young children colors. In the first place, it is important to note that a “pregnant man” […]

The Missing Element in Debate About Guns

By Cal Thomas The heightened debate over gun violence following the massacre of 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, is leaving out one critical element. The debate starts at the wrong end. Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Thermodynamics states: “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” […]

A Black Conservative vs. a White Marxist on Education

By Craig J. Cantoni You decide which of the two is right.  Roland Fryer, a professor of economics at Harvard and a self-identified conservative, believes that student achievement can be boosted by giving K-12 students short-term monetary rewards for showing up on time, paying attention in class, and completing homework. Fredrik deBoer, a professor with […]

93 Vermont Towns Have No Public Schools, But Great Education. How Do They Do It?

By Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) In “tuition towns,” the funds local governments expect to spend per pupil are instead given directly to the parents of school-age children. In just a couple of weeks, 50 boys with learning disabilities will take to a stage in Vermont, one after the other, to recite the Gettysburg Address […]