Public Education

There are no 'opposing views' of the Holocaust

"Last week, the executive director of curriculum and instruction in the Carroll Independent School District in Southlake, Texas, told teachers that a new state law required them to present multiple perspectives about 'widely debated and currently controversial' issues. This means that they needed to make “opposing” views on the Holocaust available to students." - RNS

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Judge orders school district to reinstate Christian teacher who opposes trans pronouns

"A judge has ordered a Virginia school district to reinstate an elementary school teacher who was placed on leave after criticizing a proposed policy that would require him and other teachers to use the preferred names and pronouns of trans-identified students." - C.Post

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Idaho gov. signs bill to restrain the teaching of critical race theory

"While the recently signed legislation, HB 377, does not ban the teaching of critical race theory, it prohibits all public schools, including institutions of higher education and school districts, from teaching that 'any sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, or national origin is inherently superior or inferior.'" - C.Post

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San Francisco School Board Rescinds Controversial School Renaming Plan

"The board had moved to forge ahead with a controversial plan to change the names of 44 schools that honor figures [allegedly] linked to historical racism or oppression. But on Tuesday, the board voted unanimously to suspend the effort when it approved a resolution saying it 'wishes to avoid the distraction and wasteful expenditure of public funds in frivolous litigation.'" - NPR

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Redemption, not retreat: Betsy DeVos’ vision for redeeming U.S. education

"In an address of sweeping historical breadth that quoted everyone from T.S. Eliot and Ronald Reagan to Russell Kirk, Secretary DeVos corrected two widespread misconceptions about U.S. education. First, she exposed the dichotomy between government-run education and family empowerment through choice.

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“47 percent of parents are seriously considering homeschooling for the upcoming year.”

"Some schools are preparing for the worst. Los Angeles and San Diego are opting for a completely virtual start to the year. ...Other districts are working on hybrid plans....Uncertainty, it seems, appears to be the only certain thing around." - WORLD

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