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Current Events August 10th, 2022

80-year-old woman booted from YMCA for asking male to leave women’s locker room

How did a Washington state YMCA handle an 80-year-old woman’s complaint about a man in a women’s swimsuit watching nearly naked little girls in the women’s locker room?  Port Townsend Mountain View Pool, operated by the Olympic Peninsula YMCA, banned the elderly woman for discriminating against the transgender woman (a biological male identifying as female).  According…
Current Events, Public Education August 9th, 2022

Seventeen Louisiana school districts showed no improvement or decline in academic performance

(The Center Square) – Student test scores recently released by the Louisiana Department of Education are revealing which districts and schools flourished in recent years and which held fast or declined. Student scores on 2021-2022 LEAP tests released last week showed 80% of Louisiana school systems improved proficiency rates for grades 3-8 compared to 2022-21, gaining back roughly half of…
Current Events, Public Education August 8th, 2022

Virginia Republican Women’s Club book drive aims for 1,000 age-appropriate books for Loudoun County schools

The Loudon County, Virginia Republican Women’s Club plans to present more than 1,000 books to their local public school board in September, as part of an initiative to stock classroom libraries with age-appropriate materials.  The club launched a book drive in mid-July, with the goal of collecting 1,000 books to distribute among K-12 classrooms in the…
Current Events, Parents August 8th, 2022

Michigan library faces closure after voters reject millage over LGBTQ literature

(The Center Square) – Patmos Library in Michigan’s Jamestown Township may face closure next year after voters rejected a millage renewal on Tuesday in protest of some graphic LGTBQ content in the library’s collection. Voters defeated the millage by 62% to 37%, or 763 votes. Bridge Michigan reported that 84% of the library’s $245,000 operating budget was derived from…
Current Events, General Education August 8th, 2022

Hutchinson tags surplus for tax relief, school safety grants

(The Center Square) – Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is asking lawmakers to pass reductions in the corporate and income taxes and establish a $50 million grant program for school safety when they meet Tuesday in a special session. The money will come from a $1.6 billion surplus from fiscal year 2022. Hutchinson’s proposal would take the…
Current Events, General Education August 5th, 2022

Cox to Biden: Don’t tie food security programs to Title IX

(The Center Square) – Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said school nutrition programs should not be linked with adherence to the Biden administration’s Title IX policies. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced in May that any school receiving federal nutrition assistance must also commit to investigating allegations of gender and sexual orientation discrimination or lose their funding.…
Current Events, General Education August 5th, 2022

New bill would codify religious groups ability to receive federal funds for social service programs

(The Center Square) – A new Senate bill would open the door for religious organizations to secure access to federal funding for a range of social service efforts. Currently, faith-based groups remain in uncertainty over whether their beliefs and religious activities preclude them from receiving federal taxpayer funds or leave them vulnerable to lawsuits and clawbacks…
Current Events, Parents August 2nd, 2022

A California bill could take out-of-state children seeking sex-change from parents who oppose

A “gender-affirming health care” bill would make California a refuge for out-of-state minors seeking sex changes, even stripping custody of them from parents who oppose the procedures.  Democratic Sen. Scott Wiener introduced the bill, which would also block out-of-state court orders that revoked child custody from parents seeking illegal sex changes for their children.  “For those…
Current Events July 25th, 2022

Tennis legend Navratilova headlines list of female athletes denouncing NCAA ‘Woman of the Year’ nomination for trans swimmer Lia Thomas

Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas, a biological male, is a candidate for the NCAA’s 2022 “Woman of the Year” award – and current and former female athletes are blasting the nomination.  “Not enough fabulous biological women athletes, NCAA?!? What is wrong with you?!!!!!!!?” legendary women’s tennis star Martina Navratilova tweeted, in response Thomas’ nomination.  The University of…

Inflation causing Kentucky school construction costs to rise

(The Center Square) – The current period of inflation, with rates that have not been seen for more than 40 years, is not just impacting the price of gas, food or other staples. According to a Kentucky Department of Education official, a dozen or perhaps more public school district construction projects statewide are also bearing the brunt…