Faith Perkins

Faith Perkins is a staff writer for The Lion. She graduated from Missouri Western State University with a bachelors in convergent journalism.

Public Education
Girls ‘didn’t want men in their bathroom.’ PA high school students walkout in protest of school board decision on bathroom use

Hundreds of Pennsylvania students walked out of class last week in protest after the school board rejected a proposal to restrict bathroom use to biological sex. The Perkiomen Valley School… Read More

September 21, 2023
Public Education
This Florida county is experiencing a school choice boom

Thousands of students in one Florida county are leaving traditional public schools for charter and private schools, thanks in part to school choice options offered by the state. Hillsborough County,… Read More

September 20, 2023
Public Education
Teachers at a Virginia school district can again give zeros to students who do no work, but 50% remains the bottom for any effort

A school district in Virginia reversed a change to its grading policy, allowing teachers to again give students zeros for not turning in assignments. Last year, Fairfax County Public Schools… Read More

September 20, 2023
Culture
‘Unfair, ill-thought and short sighted’: Fencing competitor slams governing body for allowing males to dominate female competition

A fencing competitor is slamming the sport’s new “unfair, ill-thought and short sighted” inclusion policy that allows biological males to compete in female events. And the males are dominating. “What… Read More

September 19, 2023
Legislation
Republicans introduce bill to defend federal funding for firearm safety, hunting and archery school programs

Two federal lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday to allow schools to fund firearm safety, hunting education and archery programs. U.S. Rep. Andy Ogles, R-Tennessee, and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, introduced… Read More

September 19, 2023