Opinion

General Education, Opinion July 5th, 2022

Wokeism in secular private schools: The DEI playbook

NAIS’s most potent tool for spreading “woke” ideology is its annual conference. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) experts urge schools to classify people by identities such as race, convince them that they are being harmed by their environment, and turn them into fervent advocates for institutional change.
General Education, Opinion July 5th, 2022

Renewed commitment to freedom, responsibility paramount. It can start with education

Between 1941 and 1991, the United States crushed global fascism in World War II, created a system of free-trade that gave European empires a nudge into the dustbin of history and then won a tense global Cold War against the Soviet Union.
Courts, Opinion, Pro-Life July 4th, 2022

Biden’s smear of Supreme Court on foreign soil a disgrace to the nation, a disservice to its intricate design

In defaming the U.S. Supreme Court – in front of an overseas audience – for its decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Joe Biden didn’t just throw conservative Supreme Court justices under the bus. He also trashed America’s ingenious system of self-government. It’s an utterly disgraceful thing for a U.S. president to do. Lament the ruling.…
General Education, Opinion July 1st, 2022

Wokeism in secular private schools: ‘Go woke or get out’

"Go woke or get out" – These themes are now central to NAIS’s accreditation standards, which means many of the country’s top schools are barred entry unless they agree to enforce “woke” ideology on campus. Not every private school has surrendered, of course, but NAIS holds a virtual monopoly on teacher training tools and vital market research. Non-woke schools risk losing accreditation and their competitive edge if they don’t comply.
Abortion, Opinion, Pro-Life June 27th, 2022

Kansas’ ‘Value Them Both’ amendment allows regulations but doesn’t ban abortions as opponents imply

(The Sentinel) – Kansans will vote on a constitutional amendment known as Value Them Both on August 2 to determine whether there should be any regulation on abortion. Opponents imply that Value Them Both imposes a ban on abortion, but that is not true. If the amendment passes, it will restore control over abortion regulation to…
General Education, Opinion, Parents June 20th, 2022

Biden’s war on America’s families continues, with his latest salvo aimed squarely at our children

Most parents would agree that raising our children is equally the most difficult and most rewarding endeavor we have ever undertaken. So why, then, is the president of the United States dead-set on making it even more difficult?  With Biden’s DOJ already sending the FBI after parents for speaking out at school board meetings and his…

As SCOTUS decision on abortion looms, major media ignore pro-abortion attacks on churches, Kavanaugh

(Religion Unplugged) – There have been at least 41 incidents of attacks against churches and crisis-pregnancy facilities since the May 2 leak of the Supreme Court draft decision that revealed the potential fall of Roe v. Wade. The attacks have included property theft, vandalism, arson and property destruction. How do we know this? A front page…
Opinion, School Choice June 14th, 2022

Florida reformers got it right: ‘Customized education is good for all kids’

(reimaginED) – My son Richard has the chutzpah of Hank Greenberg, the greatest Jewish baseball player of all time. So, soon after we moved to Florida, Richard tried out for the baseball team at Tallahassee’s Leon High, even though he didn’t go to school there. Richard was considered a home schooler at the time, but “hybrid…
Current Events, Opinion June 13th, 2022

Smithsonian hosts ‘age-appropriate drag show’ for young children to celebrate pride month

In an oxymoron for the ages, an “age-appropriate drag show” for young children was hosted earlier this month by the Smithsonian American Art Museum as part of a larger “Pride Family Day” in the D.C. area.  The Smithsonian’s event also included pride-themed crafts for children as young as 3 along with “scavenger hunts” to “celebrate pride.” …

Kansas is #32 in educational ‘racial equality,’ belying officials’ ‘anti-racism’ claims

(The Sentinel) – Kansas is the 32nd-worst state in the nation for racial equality, showing once again school officials’ alleged devotion to ending racism and discrimination is merely cover for a political agenda. A recent Wallethub analysis checked six key metrics between black and white Americans: share of adults aged 25 and older with a high school…