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How Classical Education Can Liberate Black America

'The Black Intellectual Tradition' will help all American students, whatever their race, sex, or creed, to reclaim our heritage.

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Youngkin’s Stand Against Woke Iconoclasts - The American Spectator | USA News and PoliticsThe American Spectator | USA News and Politics

Woke liberalism is drenched in hypocritical sanctimony. It condemns past evils while perpetuating present ones. Progressives responsible for a shameless...

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Defund the Teacher-Trainers | National Review

It would be good for students, good for parents, good for schools.

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‘It Just Works’: Progressive Educators Rediscover Power of Phonics after Failing with DEI-Infused Method | National Review

A former school principal told NR that the move to a social-injustice infused teaching method disproportionately harmed minority students.

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Putting Parents Back in Charge | City Journal

An interview with Arizona governor Doug Ducey on the state’s first-of-its-kind universal school-choice legislation

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    Falsely Teaching Our Children That America is Evil

    For 42 years American school children have been subject to a barrage of misinformation about our American history. This has helped cause many of them to hate America. And virtually

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    What GWU’s Clarence Thomas cancel campaign teaches us about college campus intolerance

    Clarence Thomas became cancel culture’s latest target, which generated surprising support at leading law school George Washington University, where I teach. The reason? His vote to overturn Roe v. …

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    Why Education Is a Winning Issue for Conservatives - The American Spectator | USA News and PoliticsThe American Spectator | USA News and Politics

    Last week, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed the nation’s most expansive school choice program in U.S. history. The legislation calls...

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    The New Founders America Needs

    What I told the first students at The University of Austin.

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    Learning to Argue

    A new curriculum to teach students how to disagree.

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    College Is Not for All - The American Conservative

    Most Americans prefer a decent life in their own communities to the meritocratic self-maximization pushed on them from above.

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      Hillsdale Takes on Biden's DOE - The American Conservative

      The Biden administration's new rule would give public schools a veto over charter school applications, but Hillsdale is not giving up.

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      Cancel the Higher Education Cartel, Not Student Debt - The American Spectator | USA News and PoliticsThe American Spectator | USA News and Politics

      Recently, the Biden administration announced it is entertaining a $10,000 debt cancellation for some federal student loan borrowers, while progressive...

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      Conservatives Who Promise To Stop Racism Win Texas School Boards

      ‘This election cycle, conservative school board candidates swept into office statewide, proving that voters want parental rights defended.’

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      Over 450 colleges maintain speech-policing bias response teams

      Over 450 U.S. colleges and universities, public and private, maintain some form of a reporting system aimed at policing campus speech, according to a new report from a campus free speech organization.

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      Why Academia Is Preying on Freethinkers - The American Spectator | USA News and PoliticsThe American Spectator | USA News and Politics

      “Disinvitation season” used to be a season when student activists worked to disinvite usually conservative commencement speakers. Now it’s “cancel...

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      Teachers Worried About Florida Law Should Try Teaching Academics

      Kindergarteners need to learn basic math and reading, not hear about their teachers' romantic relationships, Eddie Scarry said on Fox News.

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        The Continuing Importance of Thomas Sowell

        This is what distinguishes his scholarship: courage. Sowell wasn’t afraid. It’s the sort of thing that ought to be commonplace among scholars and intellectuals—and journalists, for that matter—but clearly it is not.

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        School Choice Soaring in Support According to New Poll | National Review

        A new poll by the American Federation for Children shows that support for school choice continues to rise among Americans of all political views and across racial demographics.

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        Meet the PAC that's taking school boards across America from the PC left

        Conservative journalist and author Ryan Girdusky founded the 1776 Project Political Action Committee last May.

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        North Carolina dad goes viral for anti-CRT school board speech: 'Parents are taking back the wheel'

        A North Carolina father has gone viral for remarks he made at a school board meeting Monday evening, where he criticized critical race theory.

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        An Instance of Fraud In the Public Schools

        Via PJ Media, a story from San Francisco that I suspect is all too common across the country: Great news. A sixth-grader received glowing grades in P.E. and Social Studies from her teachers at a middle school in year three of San Francisco Unified School

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          Last Year, I Was a Bryn Mawr Girl. Now I’m at Hillsdale.

          Growing up in a conservative town, I always dreamed of attending college with liberals like me. The pandemic changed everything.

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          Biden Hassles Religious Colleges for Not Going Woke - The American Spectator | USA News and PoliticsThe American Spectator | USA News and Politics

          Joe Biden’s Department of Education is launching investigations into religious colleges that refuse to bend to his LGBTQ agenda. It...

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          Harvard’s Stance against Standardized Testing Will Worsen Inequality | National Review

          The requirement serves as a counterweight to other components of college applications that decidedly favor wealthier students.

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          Why More Young People Favor Socialism and What We Should Do: Mary Eberstadt

          A growing number of young people now favor socialism over capitalism. According to author Mary Eberstadt, young people have been deliberately miseducated.

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          Princeton Took Millions From CCP-Linked School, Think Tank Head - Washington Free Beacon

          Princeton University has taken millions of dollars in donations from a Chinese state-sponsored university and the founder of a think tank aligned with the Chinese Communist Party, according to federal records.

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          A Voice In the Wilderness

          In the corrupt wasteland of higher education, Mitch Daniels, former Governor of Indiana and now President of Purdue University, has long stood out as a beacon of common sense. His leadership was tested when a Chinese student at Purdue spoke out in favor o

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          Thinking of Making a Gift to Your Alma Mater? Think Twice - The American Spectator | USA News and PoliticsThe American Spectator | USA News and Politics

          A seemingly never-ending deluge of headlines of controversies and scandals continue to rock higher education, including student activists threatening speakers...

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            Teach MLK, Not CRT - The American Spectator | USA News and PoliticsThe American Spectator | USA News and Politics

            Here’s a critical question for enthusiasts of critical race theory, particularly its growing number of strange disciples on the religious...

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            'Moms for Liberty' Stirs Action in Response to Controversial School Curricula

            Started by two women in January, just 11 months later, Moms for Liberty has 160 chapters and 70,000 members in 33 states.

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            Here’s What I Teach Instead of Critical Race Theory | National Review

            CRT defenders say its opponents don’t have anything better to offer. They’re mistaken.

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            Howard Zinn and the Book That Poisoned a Generation | PragerU

            One book and one author has changed how American history is taught. America is no longer the good guy but the cause of everyone’s problems. Who is the…

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            Candidates Opposing Critical Race Theory, COVID-19 Mandates Win Minnesota School Board Races

            Minnesota has seen in the latest school board elections a number of wins by candidates opposing critical race theory and COVID-19 restrictions.

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            Indiana school admin explains how schools teach CRT without using that term: 'We're lying'

            A school administrator in Indiana went viral after posting a video explaining that Indiana schools are teaching Critical Race Theory and intentionally deceiving concerned parents about whether or not their children are being subjected to it.

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            Racism In the Public Schools

            This is one of the most grotesque instances of racism I have seen in a long time--not just racism in the public schools, but racism, period. It comes from Wayzata, Minnesota, one of the Twin Cities' wealthiest (and whitest) suburbs. A book called Not My I

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            School Board Association Retracts 'Domestic Terrorism' Letter

            We wrote here about the letter that the President and the Interim CEO of the National School Boards Association wrote to Joe Biden, likening parents concerned about their children's education to domestic terrorists and requesting federal help in suppressi

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            NYC to Cancel Accelerated Learning Program for Gifted Kids

            New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has announced plans to cancel the "Gifted and Talented" accelerated learning program for schoolchildren, drawing praise from those who called the scheme discriminatory and condemnation from those who say it harms hardwo

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              Florida mom gets standing ovation in Virginia after calling for 'mass exodus' from public schools | Fox News

              Florida mom Quisha King called for a "mass exodus" from the public school system, arguing that school officials left parents with no other choice for fighting left-wing ideas.

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                North Carolina County to Discipline, Fire Teachers Who Say America and Founders Are Racist

                A North Carolina school board has adopt a policy that would discipline or dismiss teachers if they incorporate critical race theory into their teachings.

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                Why I Am Suing UCLA

                I refused to discriminate against my students. Then the problems began.

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                How Colorado Parents Created A 'No Politics' Public School For Their Kids

                Their local school board denied these parents' application to open a classical school in their mountain town. These parents would not take no for an answer.

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                Why Should a Straight White Male Go to College? | The American Spectator | USA News and PoliticsThe American Spectator | USA News and Politics

                There’s a famous scene in the classic Matt Damon/Robin Williams movie Good Will Hunting in which Damon, a prodigious working-class young...

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                  My University Sacrificed Ideas for Ideology. So Today I Quit.

                  The more I spoke out against the illiberalism that has swallowed Portland State University, the more retaliation I faced.

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                  Portland State University Professor Resigns, Says School Is a 'Social Justice Factory'

                  Portland State University professor Peter Boghossian said he's resigned from his position in an open letter and accused ...

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                  DeSantis Vindicated: There's No Science Behind Masks On Kids

                  A recently published CDC study shows there is no scientific rationale for forcibly masking schoolchildren.

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                  Black Mother Sues Segregating School in Atlanta | The American Spectator | USA News and PoliticsThe American Spectator | USA News and Politics

                  A black mother has sued an Atlanta public school for segregating her black child from white children and placing her...

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                  Minnesotans Take Legal Action Over Critical Race Theory

                  A law firm has taken legal action on behalf of Minnesotans opposed to critical race theory (CRT) who ...

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                  Poll: College students overwhelmingly favor race-blind admissions

                  The youth of America may not be as clueless as the more pessimistic among us suppose. According to a new survey by College Pulse, 67 percent of college students strongly support 'race blind' admissions. Another 18 percent 'somewhat support' such admission

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                  5 Ways Biden Is Taking A Federal Wrecking Ball To Your Kid's Education

                  As you wade through the hot educational mess of critical race theory, don't forget all the other ways 'moderate' Joe Biden is screwing up your kid's future.

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                  Fighting the Evil of Critical Race Theory

                  The Left and the Democratic Party (pardon the redundancy) are all-in on Critical Race Theory. They see the pernicious doctrines of CRT as their path to permanent power, and the academic, political, press and corporate establishments are all trying to forc

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                  The more I learn about Ron DeSantis, | Power Line

                  the more I like him. My visit to Florida in April also left me with a good feeling about its governor. How refreshing to experience life in a state comparatively free of excessive covid restrictions. Now comes word, via Stanley Kurtz, that DeSantis has ve

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                    Parents’ Bill of Rights Would Be a Huge Win for Florida Families | The American Spectator | USA News and PoliticsThe American Spectator | USA News and Politics

                    The Florida Legislature recently passed HB 241, which reaffirms parents’ roles as the sole decision-makers on behalf of their children...

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                    Arizona House Passes Bill Requiring Schools Share Stories From People Who Fled Communism

                    The Republican-majority Arizona House on Friday approved a bill that could mandate that school teachers share stories from ...

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                      Florida Law Allows College Students to Record Lectures, Mandates Viewpoint Diversity Survey

                      A new Florida law allows college students to record class sessions for potential complaints about professors who violate their freedom of expression.

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                      Critical Race Theory May Violate Civil Rights Act, the Constitution: Dr. Carol Swain

                      Critical Race Theory training, which pressures people not to say certain things, take a certain stance, or forces ...

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                      New Law Requires Florida Students to Be Taught About 'The Evils of Communism'

                      High school students in Florida will be required to learn about "the evils of communism" under one of ...

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                        A Plan to Get Divisive and Radical Theories Out of Our Schools

                        Commentary As a candidate, Joe Biden’s number one promise was to “unite” America. Yet in his first months ...

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                        Read Trump's 7 Ways To Strip Racist Critical Race Theory From Schools

                        A new Trump article urges Americans to recognize how the left is "brainwashing" kids with "the ridiculous left-wing dogma known as 'critical race theory.'"

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                        This Is Your Brain on Critical Race Theory | National Review

                        How an ideology leads to mental contortions — and to not-so-quasi-totalitarianism.

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                        National Parent Group Emerges to Fight ‘Woke’ Education, Says It Harms Children

                        Less than a year ago, Elana Fishbein was a happy stay-at-home mother, raising her three boys in a ...

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                        Loudoun County Eighth-Grade Girl Defends Right Not To Change In Front Of Boys

                        'Two years ago, I was told ... you weren't going to allow boys into the girls' locker rooms,' Grover said. 'But here you are doing just that.'

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                        Judge Orders Virginia School to Reinstate Teacher Who Refused to Use Transgender Pronouns

                        A Virginia state court judge on Tuesday directed Loudoun County School System officials to withdraw their suspension and ...

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                        How Low Can Yale Sink?

                        It is no wonder that Yale doesn't want to risk having any independent members on its Board of Trustees. There are still quite a few sane alumni, and if they got to vote for a candidate of their choice, you never know what might happen. This observation is

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                          Texas Senate Passes Bill That Bans Critical Race Theory From Classrooms

                          The Texas Senate passed a bill Saturday that would prohibit schools from mandating teaching critical race theory.

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                          Scholars Line Up to Join Anti-'Woke' Online Education Platform

                          Hundreds of scholars, including some distinguished figures, have applied for positions at an online education startup that promises ...

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                          Children are afraid to challenge the repressive ideology that rules our school. That’s why I am.

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                          NC Lt. Gov. Forms Task Force To Rid Left-Wing Indoctrination In Schools

                          North Carolina Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, who is black, launched a task force this week to root out left-wing indoctrination in schools.

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                            Idaho House rejects higher ed budget due to concerns over wokeism

                            The Idaho House has overwhelmingly rejected the state's proposed higher education budget because of concerns about the promotion by the state's colleges and universities of a 'social justice' agenda and the teaching of critical race theory. The vote was 1

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                            Republican States Push Back Against Critical Race Theory

                            Republicans in at least seven states have introduced proposals that would ban the teaching concepts of the quasi-Marxist ...

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                            Critical Race Theory Is Dangerous. Here’s How to Fight It | National Review

                            Don’t just use the same censorship tools its proponents do. Fight back with the law.

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                            Calif. Ethnic Studies Curriculum Accuses Christianity of “Theocide”

                            California’s proposed ethnic studies curriculum urges students to chant to the Aztec deity of human sacrifice.

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                            The Miseducation of America’s Elites | City Journal

                            Affluent parents, terrified of running afoul of the new orthodoxy in their children’s private schools, organize in secret.

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                            Our Story

                            Some things are too sacred to surrender to the mob, and the free exchange of ideas is one of them.

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                            The Coming Parent Revolt Over School Reopening | The American Spectator | USA News and PoliticsThe American Spectator | USA News and Politics

                            The public health community has long since concluded that the perils of prolonged school closures are far greater than the...

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                            David McIntosh’s Big Idea: Fund school choice options for parents amid coronavirus

                            David McIntosh, president of The Club for Growth and a former Republican congressman from Indiana, has what he believes is a solution to the problem of schools being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic: give parents greater flexibility should their di

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                              Research - American Federation for Children

                              Independent research supports the need for—and the benefits of—school choice. Read what the research says about school choice.

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                                Time for Schools to Reopen — Now | The American Spectator | USA News and PoliticsThe American Spectator | USA News and Politics

                                As predicted, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released their official guidance on school reopening last Friday. This...

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                                How Biden is allowing Chinese govt. to quietly creep onto U.S. college campuses

                                The Department of Homeland Security has dropped plans for a federal rule that would have required American schools and universities to disclose agreements with Chinese government-funded Confucius Institutes on their campuses.

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                                President Biden Is Keeping Schools Closed | National Review

                                The White House isn’t just walking back a promise; it’s completely erasing one.

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                                Orwell’s 1984 and Today

                                We can see today the totalitarian impulse among powerful forces in our politics and culture. We can see it in the rise and imposition of doublethink, and we can see it in the increasing attempt to rewrite our history.

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                                Trump Appoints Members to 1776 Commission on Patriotic Education

                                President Donald Trump appointed 18 members to an advisory commission tasked with returning patriotic education to America's public schools.

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                                  Betsy DeVos Speaks Out on Four Years of ‘Truly Disheartening’ Attacks | National Review

                                  In an interview, the outgoing secretary of education reflects on her tenure, her critics, and the future of school choice.

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                                    Critical Race Theory, the New Intolerance, and Its Grip on America

                                    As its name should make abundantly clear, Critical Race Theory (CRT) is the child of Critical Theory (CT), or, to be more precise, its grandchild. Critical Theory is the immediate forebearer of Critical Legal Theory (CLT), and CLT begat CRT. As we discuss

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                                    'Bought by Beijing': Pompeo Warns of China's Threats to US Colleges

                                    American colleges are becoming "hooked on Chinese Communist Party cash," while Beijing works to siphon cutting-edge U.S. research ...

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                                        Classroom Busybodies Ban a ‘Jesus Loves Me’ Mask | National Review

                                        A First Amendment case in Mississippi exposes the hostility to religion in our public schools.

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                                          DOJ’s Lawsuit Against Yale Is How To Win The Culture War

                                          For the first time in decades, the diversity bureaucrats dividing the country on the basis of race, class, and sex are worried about losing.

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                                            Alex Newman: False History Taught in Schools Incites Children to Hate America

                                            The history taught in public schools is “a complete and total reversal of reality” and the root cause ...

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                                                  Trump Administration Advances Policy to Protect Free Speech on Campus | National Review

                                                  The Education Department has issued a new rule that would withhold federal funding from public universities that violate the First Amendment.

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                                                    Universities Helped Train the Rioters Burning American Cities by 'Cranking Out Utter Madness'

                                                    College campuses have become training camps for radicals and are the source of the rioting in American cities, according to academics and college officials interviewed by CBN News.

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                                                      Court Win for Professor Sued by Muslim Student, Punished by College Over Terrorism Course - Judicial Watch

                                                      A federal court has ruled in favor of a professor thrown under the bus by his public college after a Muslim student claimed the Islamic terrorism portion of a world politics class violated his Constitutional rights. The course is offered at Scottsdale Com

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                                                        Law Professor on Senate Hearing: Antifa Is Winning on College Campuses

                                                        The law professor who defended Trump during the impeachment inquiry now warns about the Antifa-like anti-free speech movement.

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                                                          Teachers’ Unions Declare Open Season on Vouchers | The American SpectatorThe American Spectator

                                                          In the midst of a national education crisis, teachers’ unions are attempting to deny thousands of low-income students access to...

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                                                            Schools Are Closing Not Because They Should, But Because They Can

                                                            When public school districts have a monopoly, they can easily justify delaying school or implementing extended closures. School choice is the solution.

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                                                              White House Props Non-College Careers | The American Spectator

                                                              Apple Inc. and IBM Corp are among over 20 organizations that funded the White House-backed “Find Something New” initiative to...

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                                                                An Old White Professor Speaks to the Class of 2020 | The American Spectator

                                                                Nearly every graduation speaker tells the graduates that they are going to change the country profoundly and irrevocably. Don’t worry,...

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                                                                    Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Christian Student’s Case Against Restrictive Campus Speech Policy

                                                                    The Supreme Court agreed to review a First Amendment lawsuit in which a Georgia college belatedly expanded free ...

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                                                                      Universities Sowing the Seeds of Their Own Obsolescence | National Review

                                                                      The media blitz during these last several weeks revealed a generation that is poorly educated and yet petulant and self-assured without justification.

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                                                                        Campus Newspapers Are a Training Ground for the Worst Kind of Journalist | The American Spectator | Politics Is Too Important To Be Taken Seriously.

                                                                        The woke activism ingrained in students at the bastion of progressive thought — the university — has real-world consequences. Young...

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                                                                          And Now a UCLA Crucifix for Prof. Gordon Klein Along Academia’s Appian Way | The American Spectator | Politics Is Too Important To Be Taken Seriously.

                                                                          There is a tragically moving scene at the end of the fabulous epic film Spartacus, where we see that the Romans...

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                                                                          Tammy Bruce: Education gone wrong – riots reveal this about nation's colleges, professors

                                                                          Courtesy of our educational infrastructure having been transformed into leftist indoctrination centers, the result is politicians who care only about ideology where citizens are collateral damage in their march toward a leftist utopia.

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                                                                            '1619' Pulitzer Will Boost Socialist Teaching in Schools | RealClearPolitics

                                                                            The Pulitzer Prize Board this week awarded its commentary award to The New York Times’ Nikole Hannah-Jones for her essay launching the “1619 Project.” This will accelerate a trend already...

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                                                                              Higher Ed Must Evolve or Die | The American Spectator | Politics Is Too Important To Be Taken Seriously.

                                                                              I am intimately familiar with the frustrations that typify the higher education bubble from my vantage point here at one...

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                                                                                When Schools Stopped Teaching Standard English | National Review

                                                                                Many speakers of English are now doomed to the dialect into which they were born.

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                                                                                  Racist America? Countering the 1619 Project’s False Narrative | The American Spectator | Politics Is Too Important To Be Taken Seriously.

                                                                                  A group of predominantly black scholars, journalists, entrepreneurs, clergy, and community leaders, led by Robert Woodson Sr., a respected anti-poverty activist, have launched “1776 Unites” to counter the false and harmful narrative promoted by the Ne

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                                                                                    Dear Joe Scarborough: More Americans Hate America Than You Think

                                                                                    Joe Scarborough needs to get out a little bit more. Hatred for the West, and the United States' participation in it, is strong, and rising.

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                                                                                      Why Public Schools Are So Likely To Teach Leftist Propaganda

                                                                                      If school choice were adopted nationwide, public ed would have to improve significantly to compete with schools that haven't degenerated their curriculum.