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Calling Natural Law ‘White Nationalism’ Is Racist, Period

Yale philosophy professor Jason Stanley either doesn’t know what natural law is or he’s espousing fundamentally racist ideas. There’s no middle ground.   A little dust-up on Twitter this week revealed something important about the ongoing debate over critical race theory and public education, and also the state of elite academia — namely, that much […]

Ducey Signs Bill Requiring Parental Consent For Sex Education Instruction

Gov. Doug Ducey signed an education transparency bill requiring public and charter schools to allow parents to opt their child into sex education and prohibiting sex education before fifth grade. “Parents should have the right to know what their children are learning in school,” Ducey said in a press release. “This is a no-brainer piece […]

Fact Checking the 1619 Project and Its Critics

Editors’ Note:  Although written about 18 months ago, the following article is an excellent summary that has not lost its relevance. Parents and grandparents are increasingly becoming aware that public schools are no longer… public. They in fact reflect more and more, radical views of the teacher’s unions, university education departments, and the bureaucratic class. […]

The Time for School Choice Is Past Due

An old story tells of a big, successful store with a plaque in the employees’ lounge which read: “Rule #1. The customer’s always right. Rule #2. If you ever think the customer is wrong, reread Rule #1.” I bring this up because the public school education establishment (to be distinguished from the rank and file […]

PODCAST: Take ‘The 1776 Pledge’ To Save Our Schools

 During the recent CPAC meeting held last weekend in Texas, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R) was one of the conservative speakers (7/11/21). During her talk, she made a passing reference to “The 1776 Pledge to Save Our Schools.” Being unaware of the pledge, I decided to look it up. It was developed by a group called, “1776 Action,” an […]

How One Man Leads the Charge Against Woke School Boards

When it comes to fighting back against woke indoctrination and critical race theory in schools, Ian Prior is perhaps the happiest of warriors. Prior is executive director of Fight for Schools, an organization dedicated to exposing bad actors in the public school system in Loudoun County, Virginia, and mobilizing parents to improve education for their […]

No, Fidel Castro Didn’t Improve Health Care or Education in Cuba

Cuba has made less educational and health care progress than most Latin American countries over the last 60 years, data show. On CBS’s 60 Minutes, Senator Bernie Sanders recently praised the achievements of communist Cuba. An interviewer asked him about his 1985 comments that Cubans supported communist dictator Fidel Castro because he “educated their kids, gave their kids health […]

How One Man Leads the Charge Against Woke School Boards

When it comes to fighting back against woke indoctrination and critical race theory in schools, Ian Prior is perhaps the happiest of warriors. Prior is executive director of Fight for Schools, an organization dedicated to exposing bad actors in the public school system in Loudoun County, Virginia, and mobilizing parents to improve education for their […]

How to Fix Politics in the Classroom? Sunlight

In too many of our nation’s classrooms, children are being taught that everything should be seen through the lens of race—a divisive and damaging worldview that negates the value of the individual. Instead of reading our country’s founding documents, students are being told that America was founded on fundamentally hateful and intolerant ideas. And they’re […]

How to Fix Politics in the Classroom? Sunlight

In too many of our nation’s classrooms, children are being taught that everything should be seen through the lens of race—a divisive and damaging worldview that negates the value of the individual. Instead of reading our country’s founding documents, students are being told that America was founded on fundamentally hateful and intolerant ideas. And they’re […]

Arizona Gov. Ducey Signs Bill to Prohibit Teaching of Critical Race Theory

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill into law on Friday preventing local governments from teaching critical race theory (CRT), a quasi-Marxist ideology at the center of a cultural tug-of-war between parents and school districts nationwide. The measure, known as Arizona House Bill 2906, will prohibit “the state and any local governments from requiring their […]

Teachers Unions Go All in For Spreading Critical Race Theory

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) announced that it would feature Critical Race Theory (CRT) huckster Ibram X. Kendi Wednesday during its biennial TEACH (Together Educating America’s Children) professional development conference. AFT’s five-day conference will also spotlight addresses by first lady and Vogue token cover model Jill Biden, and voter fraud proponent Stacey Abrams. The union lauded what it called a “galvanizing national speech” by its […]

TEACHING HATE: Only a Third of America’s Students Proud to Be American

This is a stunning indictment of the left’s takeover, takedown of the American public education system. Look what they wrought….. Treasonous Schools: Only a Third of American Students Proud to Be American A recent poll revealed just how treasonous our schools have been by showing that only a third of students saying they are proud […]

Zinn Education Project Urges Teachers to Defy Laws Banning Critical Race Theory

The Zinn Education Project, inspired by the late anti-American propagandist Howard Zinn, is calling upon all teachers to pledge to instruct students in the racist, neo-Marxist concepts associated with Critical Race Theory – even if it is banned. Zinn was the author of A People’s History of the United States, published in 1980, a subversive book that became ubiquitous in American high […]

PODCAST: My American History Quiz

 Sometime ago, I asked my blog readers to take a simple quiz regarding American government and history. I wanted to see just how well we knew some of the basics, such as our governing docs and some historical events. Nothing elaborate, I just wanted to take a pulse of our knowledge in general. 134 […]

Lessons at the Bookstore on July 4th Weekend

Editors’ note: A great holiday read and a superb dose of reality!!   How scholarship has given way to polemics that divide the nation Scene:  A Barnes & Noble bookstore in Tucson, Arizona. Just inside the door are display tables of featured books and best-sellers.  They reveal how scholarship has given way to polemics that divide […]

Teachers Union Agrees To Promote Critical Race Theory, Debate Mandatory Vaccination For Students

One of the nation’s top labor and teachers unions is debating whether to call for the mandatory vaccination of all children before returning to school. The organization already this week has agreed to support and lead campaigns to advance critical race theory. The National Education Association, the largest labor union in the country with 3 […]

Lessons at the Bookstore on July 4th Weekend

Editors’ note: A great holiday read and a superb dose of reality!!   How scholarship has given way to polemics that divide the nation Scene:  A Barnes & Noble bookstore in Tucson, Arizona. Just inside the door are display tables of featured books and best-sellers.  They reveal how scholarship has given way to polemics that divide […]

Teachers Union Agrees To Promote Critical Race Theory, Debate Mandatory Vaccination For Students

One of the nation’s top labor and teachers unions is debating whether to call for the mandatory vaccination of all children before returning to school. The organization already this week has agreed to support and lead campaigns to advance critical race theory. The National Education Association, the largest labor union in the country with 3 […]

Media Matters: Andrew Breitbart’s Attack on Critical Race Theory ‘Appears to be Working’

Media Matters for America, the George Soros-funded smear machine that lies about conservative media, whined Thursday that the late Andrew Breitbart’s prescient 2012 criticism of Critical Race Theory “appears to be working” this time around. Media Matters’ Spencer Silva wrote Thursday that today’s backlash currently sweeping across America against the Marxist ideological weapon known as Critical Race Theory […]

Why School Choice Matters Beyond Academic Achievement!

With the pandemic-associated school closures in America, the level of parental discontent towards public schools has been growing. The response of teachers’ unions was particularly irksome to parents who turned in greater numbers to homeschooling and other educational arrangements. This has been accompanied by rising levels of support for school choice as witnessed by the […]

Why School Choice Matters Beyond Academic Achievement!

With the pandemic-associated school closures in America, the level of parental discontent towards public schools has been growing. The response of teachers’ unions was particularly irksome to parents who turned in greater numbers to homeschooling and other educational arrangements. This has been accompanied by rising levels of support for school choice as witnessed by the […]

Arizona Lawmakers Exempt Small Business From Prop 208 Surcharge

Arizona Republicans have endorsed a plan to shield small businesses from a new tax to better fund public schools. The Senate voted along party lines Monday to pass Senate Bill 1783, which would create a new tax class for small business owners who would otherwise file as a pass-through entity. This would allow them to […]

Poll: School Choice Support at All-Time High As Government Schools Abandon Education For Hard Left Indoctrination

Public schools destroy our children, smash their ability to think, render them miserable jackboots for hard left. Look what they’ve done to our children. Think Hitler youth. Poll: Support for School Choice Growing As three quarters of voters support the idea, according to a RealClear Opinion poll.  Also from the story: … a majority of voters […]

Is Your School Hiding Its Critical Race Theory Teaching? Here Are 5 Things to Ask About

Is your school principal denying that her school makes use of critical race theory when you call to complain about it? If so, it’s likely that she’s either misinformed or just spreading disinformation. Here below is how to tell the difference. There is a need for a checklist because as more and more Americans reject […]

Princeton Boasts New Class Is 68% ‘Of Color’ After Waiving SAT Score Requirement

Yale-cum-DeVry University. The left’s march of ruin and destruction of America’s once-great institutions continues apace. Princeton Boasts New Class Is 68% “Of Color” After Waiving SAT Score Requirement By: Chrissy Clark • Daily Wire • June 28, 2021: Princeton University admitted an incoming class with 68 percent of students who self-identify as a person “of color” after […]

Harvard Study Shows the Dangers of Early School Enrollment

Are ADHD rates rising because we send children to school at younger ages?   Every parent knows the difference a year makes in the development and maturity of a young child. A one-year-old is barely walking while a two-year-old gleefully sprints away from you. A four-year-old is always moving, always imagining, always asking why, while a […]

VIDEO: Critical Race Theory Exposed!

Massachusetts School District Segregates Students/Staff Based on Race. One by one, school districts across the country are being overcome by a racist madness, and we are doing everything we can to expose this leftist totalitarian assault on children and teachers. The latest horror story occurs in Massachusetts. We received 111 pages of records from Wellesley Public Schools in […]

The Supreme Court Just Struck a Blow for Student Athletes Against the NCAA. Here’s One Reason to Cheer

More free-market principles could soon take root in college sports. Two-thirds of Americans now say they believe student athletes should be able to profit off their names and likeness. And 51 percent of those go even further, stating that they should be paid for their labor above the cost of free tuition and board. But schools have […]

‘You Can Live Anywhere But Colorado’: Why Many Remote Job Postings Are Now Actively Excluding One State

Bureaucrats huddled in some office somewhere failed to foresee the costs of their actions. The pandemic has undoubtedly hastened the shift to remote work. Many workers and companies have now embraced remote work in previously office-based positions, and this is continuing even as the economy reopens and new jobs are posted. Many new remote positions […]