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
Nearly 50,000 students forced to stay home while Portland teachers strike for 20% pay hike

Portland teachers walked the picket lines forcing school closures Wednesday, leaving thousands of families of students scrambling for arrangements. Portland Public Schools closed the doors of 81 schools this week… Read More

November 3, 2023
Public Education
‘I will not stand for it’: Oklahoma’s top ed official condemns school district suspected of dodging parental notice policy

Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction Ryan Walters voiced strong criticism of a school district he suspects is trying to bypass a state policy requiring parental notification for kids’ gender and… Read More

November 2, 2023
Public Education
Pennsylvania school board passes policy to protect girl’s sports, faces questions about financial problems and teacher retention

A Pennsylvania school board unanimously voted to base school sports participation on biological sex, but the district is facing other questions about financial problems and staffing. “Based upon real and… Read More

November 2, 2023
Female jiu-jitsu competitors refused to face biological men nearly twice their weight, leading to competition policy change

In a recent Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournament, female competitors refused to compete against biological males who identified as transgender women, leading the governing body to create a biological female-only division. But… Read More

October 31, 2023
Public Education
Portland teachers’ union to strike this week unless demands are met, including big pay raises

Portland teachers are expected to strike this week, leaving 45,000 students out of classrooms, unless the school district agrees to a costly list of demands it calls “unfeasible.” Portland Public… Read More

October 30, 2023