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'A Failed Medical School': How Racial Preferences, Supposedly Outlawed in California, Have Persisted at UCLA

Long considered one of the best medical schools in the world, the University of California, Los Angeles's David Geffen School of Medicine receives as many as 14,000 applications a year. Of those, it accepted just 173 students in the 2023 admissions cycle,

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UNC Board of Governors Votes to Dismantle DEI Bureaucracy | National Review

The University of North Carolina system's board of governors voted Thursday on a policy to dismantle the university system's diversity, equity, and inclusion bureaucracy this week.

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Northwestern University Received Nearly $690 Million from Qatar: Report | National Review

Some of the money goes toward the tuition of Qatari students who attend university, but the most notable beneficiary is Northwestern's school in Education City, the Qatari development that houses satellite campuses for American colleges and universities.

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DEI: Higher Education Pushes Back | National Review

DEI is frankly incompatible with the American ethos. The sooner we can talk about this poisonous ideology in the past tense, the better.

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UNC Chapel Hill board votes to dismantle DEI programs, use funds on campus police after anti-Israel protests | Fox News

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Board of Trustees unanimously voted on Monday to reallocate millions in funding for DEI programs to campus police instead.

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Hysterics for Hamas

Why have young women been so prominent in the recent campus chaos?

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MIT becomes first elite university to ban diversity statements - UnHerd

In what’s likely to be a watershed moment, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has ended the use of diversity statements for faculty hiring, making it the first elite private university to backtrack on the practice that has been roundly criticised a

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Blessings of the College Riots Part 2: Sue Members of the Board - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics

Board members have a fiduciary responsibility to see that students receive a full education on a safe campus.

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    Columbia University Turmoil Recalls the Hitler Youth - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics

    In the long ago and far away, as the anti-Semitism of Adolf Hitler’s Nazis slowly became front and center in 1920s Germany,

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    From Enlightenment to Ignorance: Society’s Dangerous Embrace of Stupidity › American Greatness

    What would be the state of a society in which a will to stupidity were united with a will to power? When I first decided to study and teach literature as my life’s vocation, I foresaw the work ahead…

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      Don’t Feed the Pigs: College Costs Soar Past $90,000 Annually - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics

      Boston University, Tufts, Wellesley College, and Yale aren’t the four best schools in the United States — just the four most expensive ones.

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      Alabama Governor Signs Bill Banning DEI Programs at Public Schools and Universities | National Review

      The law, set to take effect on October 1, also requires that bathrooms be designated based on biological sex.

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      How Bad Therapy Hijacked Our Nation’s Schools | The Free Press

      Forget the Pledge of Allegiance. Today’s teachers are more likely to start the school day with an ‘emotions check-in.’ Abigail Shrier on the rise of ‘trauma-informed’ education.

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      Georgia Board upholds firing of Cobb County teacher over children's book

      Former Cobb County teacher Katie Rinderle was fired after reading a picture book discussing gender fluidity to her fifth grade students.

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      Education Crisis: America’s Continuing Battle Against the ‘Act of War’ › American Greatness

      In April 1983, U.S. Secretary of Education Terrell Bell created the National Commission on Excellence in Education, directing it to “examine the quality of…

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      Major Cornell donor pulls funding over ‘toxic’ DEI culture, pens letter calling for president’s resignation

      Lindseth also said that a new campus “bias reporting system” has helped to foster an “Orwellian environment” among classmates, colleagues and neighbors.

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      Florida Universities to drop sociology as a core course, add history

      The decision stems from an argument that students can be “radicalized” by the subject. An American history course will replace it.

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        Errors found in dozens of papers by top scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | Science | AAAS

        Harvard-affiliated research institute seeks retractions on six papers and corrections for 31 others

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        How Texas A&M’s Deal with Qatar ‘Puts American Security at Risk’ | The Free Press

        The troubling ties between one of America’s top nuclear engineering universities and the state that harbors Hamas.

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        Bill Ackman: How to Fix Harvard | The Free Press

        Claudine Gay’s ouster won’t change things. The college needs a complete overhaul, starting with a resignation of the board and the removal of DEI from every corner of the institution.

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        The American Spectator | USA News and Politics

        The American Spectator Foundation educates the public on new ideas, concepts, and policies that favor traditional American values, such as economic freedom, individual liberty, self-sufficiency, and limited government.

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        The Lauder Business School in Vienna Severs Ties with Harvard amid Antisemitism Row | National Review

        The Lauder Business School in Vienna is cutting ties with Harvard University amid the college's failure to tackle growing concerns about antisemitism.

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        Billionaire Len Blavatnik Pauses Donations to Harvard amid Plagiarism, Antisemitism Scandals: Report | National Review

        Billionaire Len Blavatnik will be pausing his donations to Harvard University over president Claudine Gay's handling of antisemitism on campus, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. 

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        University of Wisconsin agrees to cut diversity initiatives in exchange for state funding | The Hill

        The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents in an unexpected reversal made a deal with Republican lawmakers Wednesday to cut back on diversity initiatives in their institutions in exchange for state funding that will cover staff expenses. The boar

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        How Were the Universities Lost? › American Greatness

        After October 7, the public was shocked at what they saw and heard on America’s campuses. Americans knew previously they were intolerant, leftwing…

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        House Education Committee to Investigate Harvard, MIT, UPenn over Campus Antisemitism | National Review

        The investigation comes after a hearing at which the university presidents argued that calls for genocide would not violate their codes of conduct.

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        Stefanik on antisemitism

        Harvard University President Dr. Claudine Gay declined to specify action taken against anti-Semitic students calling for "intifada" when pressed by Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y.

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        NYU Law Students Vote to Oust Bar Association President Ryna Workman | National Review

        The New York University School of Law student body has voted to remove Ryna Workman from her post as president of the university’s Student Bar Association.

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        Where Free Speech Ends and Lawbreaking Begins

        The First Amendment does not give carte blanche to intimidation and harassment, writes Ilya Shapiro.

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        DEI an Enemy of Free Speech, Not a Friend | National Review

        While the danger of DEI is especially acute in medical schools, the ideology damages educational standards and jeopardizes free speech everywhere.

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        Can We Save our Universities? › American Greatness

        It took the widely reported, repellent, and exempt wave of anti-Semitism and violent pro-Hamas protestors harassing Jews, finally to convince Americans that…

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        Arab Muslim Foreigners and Illegals Stoke Campus Anti-Semitism - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics

        The outbreak of overt anti-Semitism on American campuses results from our importing of Arab and other Muslim foreign and illegal students.

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        Banning Cellphones in Schools: Study Needed on Effects | National Review

        A new bill from Senators Tom Cotton and Tim Kaine would support a study of the effects of banning these devices in schools.

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        Brandeis University Bans Students for Justice in Palestine, Citing Support of Hamas | National Review

        Brandeis is the first private U.S. college to ban the group.

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        Is Campus Rage Fueled by Middle Eastern Money? | The Free Press

        According to a new report, at least 200 American colleges and universities illegally withheld information on approximately $13 billion in undisclosed contributions from foreign regimes.

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        Marc Rowan hits back at UPenn leadership after antisemitism on campus

        Apollo CEO Marc Rowan’s plan to oust the leadership of the University of Pennsylvania, is picking up steam and could blow a $1 billion hole in the school’s fund­raising ­efforts, the Post has learned.

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        Anatomy of a College Brainwashing: How UCI Makes Students Empathize with Hamas and Hate Israel - The American Spectator

        I know UCI and how it operates, brainwashing students by enveloping them in an all-leftist environment. It has done the same with Israel.

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        Qatar’s War for Young American Minds | The Free Press

        The same country now protecting Hamas’s senior leaders has donated billions to American universities. Here’s why.

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        I was a DEI director — DEI drives campus antisemitism

        I saw antisemitism on a weekly basis in my two years as a faculty “diversity, equity and inclusion” director.

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        Donor Flees Harvard Over Failure To Take ‘Clear And Unequivocal Stand’ After Hamas Attack | The Daily Caller

        Harvard University lost another donor on Monday following its response to the Hamas terrorist attacks in Israel, according to a letter obtained by StopAntisemitism.

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        The High Price of Historical Illiteracy - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics

        The only defense against despotism is historically literate Americans who understand and are willing to demand their rights.

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        Can a Donor Revolt Save American Universities? | The Free Press

        After universities both-sides the mass slaughter of Jews, Bill Ackman, John Huntsman, and others are saying ‘the buck stops here.’

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        The Highest-Paying Jobs With Associate Degrees | Payscale

        Whether you are a new student or going back to school, use Payscale's College Salary Report to find the best 2-year colleges by earning potential.

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          No One Should Be Surprised By Campus Radicalism

          When universities began hiring unrepentant terrorists and Marxist revolutionaries as professors, they had to know where this would all lead.

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          Pro-Palestine U.S. College Campus Protests: How Radical Jihadist-Linked Groups Spread the Cancer of Antisemitism across

          Over the last 20 years, groups such as Students for Justice in Palestine, which have historic ties to terror groups, have radicalized young Americans.

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          Campus Cowardice and Where the Buck Stops | The Free Press

          Microaggressions are met with moral condemnation. But actual violence is tolerated—even glorified. On the rot inside our universities and what to do about it.

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            Answer The Call Already: Ban Smartphones In Schools

            Our policy leaders and the professional development gurus who alter the waves of pedagogic practice need to heed parents and teachers.

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            DeSantis Suspends Four Florida Schools from Scholarship Programs over CCP Ties | National Review

            Governor Ron DeSantis suspends four schools from school-choice scholarship program because of their alleged "ties to the Chinese Communist Party."

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            Harvard is named worst school for free speech — scoring zero out of possible 100

            Harvard comes dead last in a new ranking from the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE).

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            Ranked: Most Popular U.S. Undergraduate Degrees (2011‒2021)

            Health, computer science, and engineering college departments have seen a surge of completed undergraduate degrees in the decade since 2011.

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            Journalism Is 'Most Regretted' Major As Trust In Big Media Sinks

            At a time when most Americans recognize the corporate media are dishonest, journalism tops the list of most regretted college degrees.

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              Parents Revolt Against Trans-Missionaries › American Greatness

              As I noted recently, fads aren’t always harmful things. Nehru jackets, lava lamps, and mood rings may have set you back a few bucks, but that was the extent of…

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              Student Loan Forgiveness Finds Unlikely Republican Champion

              Ron DeSantis has pledged to make universities responsible for loans their students accrue and to make it easier for loans to be discharged through bankruptcy.

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              What Obama’s Letter to Libraries Leaves Out | National Review

              Books aren’t being ‘banned’ — age-inappropriate material is being removed from schools and, in some cases, from the children’s sections of public libraries.

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              Arizona State University faces crisis as donor pulls money, lawmakers probe free speech concerns

              Arizona Senate Republicans launched a committee to study free speech at public universities and to look at the events surrounding the "Health, Wealth & Happiness" program. 

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              Former high school debater left shocked by biased judges: 'Conform or fail'

              Former high school debaters Lawence Joseph and James Fishback joined "America's Newsroom" to explain how biased judges are negatively impacting competitive student debates.

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              What Happens After the End of Affirmative Action?

              The Supreme Court is expected to rule that colleges can no longer rig for racial diversity. Some say ‘that’s dangerous and cruel.’ Others say it’s about time.

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                Part II: At High School Debates, Watch What You Say

                Kids are losing high school debates because of their personal tweets, reveals James Fishback in a new exposé.

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                South Carolina’s Ban on CRT in Schools is Working - The American Spectator

                “Hopefully I don’t get fired for this,” a teacher told her students as she prepared to show them two short videos on critical race theory

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                Betsy DeVos Receives a 2023 Bradley Prize: Be Tamarisk, Not Ar’ar, Trees - The American Spectator

                The following remarks were delivered by the Honorable Betsy DeVos, former secretary of education, upon reception of a 2023 Bradley Prize at the Bradley Foundation’s 19th Annual Bradley Prizes ceremony on May 16 in Washington, D.C. Reprinted with per

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                At High School Debates, Debate Is No Longer Allowed

                At national tournaments, judges are making their stances clear: students who argue ‘capitalism can reduce poverty’ or ‘Israel has a right to defend itself’ will lose—no questions asked.

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                  Transgenderism Makes Its Way to Campus: Biden, Education, and Title IX - The American Spectator | USA News and PoliticsThe American Spectator | USA News and Politics

                  When Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was enacted, it provided that “no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to...

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                  Dishonor Code: What Happens When Cheating Becomes the Norm?

                  Students say they are getting ‘screwed over’ for sticking to the rules. Professors say students are acting like ‘tyrants.’ Then came ChatGPT . . .

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                  The Inside Forces Upending Medicine

                  DEI in our med schools, trauma in psychiatry: two stories explore the sabotage of science.

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                  Thanks To Modern Snobs, Classic Books Are 'Gone With The Wind'

                  Growth stems from discomfort. If classic books are removed from public consumption and discourse, then personal growth will stagnate.

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                  Federal Judges Are Refusing to Hire Stanford Law Grads as Clerks

                  Only the most rabid partisan would disagree with Judge Ho's analysis of the current state of intellectual diversity on most campuses. But what can be done?

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                  Who Owns the University? › American Greatness

                  The most recent shout-down debacle at Stanford’s law school, one of many such recent sordid episodes, prompts the question: “Who owns our universities?” The law students who are in residence for three…

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                  What Happened to Stanford? › American Greatness

                  Stanford was once one of the world’s great universities. It birthed Silicon Valley in its prime. And along with its nearby twin and rival, UC Berkeley, its brilliant researchers…

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                  Me and the Despicable Canines at Stanford Law - The American Spectator | USA News and PoliticsThe American Spectator | USA News and Politics

                  First things first. When I was a little boy studying at yeshiva elementary school (Jewish parochial school), I had a first-grade English teacher who was first grade, Mrs. Sherman. Yes, Missus Sherman. She taught me two things I always have...

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                  Public School Board Axes Christian Student Teachers - The American Spectator | USA News and PoliticsThe American Spectator | USA News and Politics

                  Let’s try a thought experiment: A public school board votes for a policy that bans a certain group of people — say, teachers who are LGBTQ+ — from teaching in its school system because, it fears, one or more of...

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                  UNC–Chapel Hill Drops DEI Hiring Requirement amid Growing Backlash | National Review

                  The announcement comes on the heels of the unanimous decision by the university board of governors aimed at reinforcing free speech and debate.

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                  Baltimore parent demands action after 23 schools report no math proficiency: 'Systematically failing'

                  Baltimore mother Davida Allen slammed the city's public school system for 'systematically failing' after 23 schools reported no students were proficient in math.

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                  Colorado School Board Hits Back After MSNBC Smear Campaign

                  After being targeted by MSNBC, Colorado’s conservative Woodland Park School District is correcting the record.

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                  Like DeSantis, All Republicans Should Stop College Board Classes

                  On Sunday, Kamala Harris claimed preventing teachers from teaching kids to judge each other by skin color is 'ban[ning] American history.'

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                  The Virginia Schools Scandal | National Review

                  Governor Youngkin is right to blame the ‘maniacal focus’ on equal outcomes.

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                  DeSantis vs. DEI: An Honest Accounting - The American Spectator | USA News and PoliticsThe American Spectator | USA News and Politics

                  Earlier this month, Gov. Ron DeSantis set off alarm bells in academia by requesting an accounting of expenditures related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and critical race theory (CRT) in Florida’s public universities. For years, Republicans h

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                  Texas bill would ban diversity offices at public colleges

                  The proposal includes a provision that would force institutions to pay legal costs for people who successfully sue them for violations.

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                  House GOP Introduces Bill Requiring K–12 Schools to Post Curricula Online | National Review

                  ‘Parents have the right to know what their children are being taught in the classroom,’ one of the legislation’s sponsors said.

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                  How DEI Is Supplanting Truth as the Mission of American Universities

                  An obsession with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion threatens students, professors, and the very credibility of higher education in the U.S.

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                  Personal Responsibility, Not Victimhood, Is the Path to Success | National Review

                  Rather than teaching the narratives of ‘blaming the system’ or ‘blaming the victim,’ we should focus on helping young adults follow the sequence to success.

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                  Michigan Mom Denied Quest for Educational Transparency - The American Spectator | USA News and PoliticsThe American Spectator | USA News and Politics

                  Parents suspicious that public schools don’t want them to know what teachers are teaching their kids will have their fears confirmed by news coming out of Michigan earlier this month. One parent in the Rochester School District, near Detroit, after...

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                  Are Universities Doomed? › American Greatness

                  In a famous exchange in the The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway wrote: “How did you go bankrupt?” Bill asked. “Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually, then suddenly.” “Gradually” and “suddenly” applie

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                    The Governor Kemp Problem › American Greatness

                    Recently in Georgia, Governor Brian Kemp’s education office issued a draft of new English language arts (ELA) standards for public comment. Such efforts pop up every five years or so, and they’re not…

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                    How Tolerating Misbehavior Hurts Students | National Review

                    Students need order — not loosely managed pandemonium — to learn effectively. Without it, pandemic-era learning loss will continue to accelerate.

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                    Classical Schools Promote the Ideals of Entrepreneurship - The American Spectator | USA News and PoliticsThe American Spectator | USA News and Politics

                    In recent years, the push for more STEM courses in K-12 education has advanced alongside calls for entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs such as Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk start new businesses that improve our quality of life and help the...

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                    Education choice supporters win big in 2022 midterm elections

                    From Arizona to Florida, states that went big on school choice policies in the last two years overwhelmingly re-elected the people who made it happen.

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                    An Existential Threat to Doing Good Science

                    What scientists are able to teach and what research we can pursue are under attack. I know because I’m living it, writes biologist Luana Maroja.

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                    Affirmative action policies are 'un-American' and 'racist,' Nikki Haley says as Supreme Court hears arguments

                    Nikki Haley, who has embraced her Indian heritage, is speaking out against Harvard and UNC's "racist" admissions policies in a case before the Supreme Court Monday.

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                    Catholic schools avoided public schools' learning loss — maybe because they were actually open

                    With news that reading and math test scores saw record drops in the United States during the pandemic, there is fear that this could hurt Democrats. Some are skeptical that closures were a leading cause.

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                    DOD Schools Create Woke K-12 Armies With Leftist Indoctrination

                    Shocking brainwashing of military kids is taking place at overseas schools managed by the Department of Defense Education Activity.

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                    Exclusive: Another Federal Judge Joins Boycott of Yale Law | National Review

                    Elizabeth Branch becomes the 14th federal judge to refuse to hire clerks from the school over free-speech concerns.

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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.