Public Education

Public Education, wokeism September 26th, 2022

US Military Educational Summit Pushed Gender Ideology Using A ‘Genderbread Person,’ Report Finds

(Daily Caller) – The U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) hosted an “Equity and Access” summit in 2021 that featured presentations on gender ideology and anti-racism, according to a report by the Claremont Institute. The “Equity and Access” summit trained military school educators on curriculum and practices which featured teaching gender identity using a “genderbread…
Public Education September 23rd, 2022

Republican lawmakers not expecting much from Wisconsin’s State of Education speech

(The Center Square) – Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin haven’t been given a preview of the state superintendent’s State of Education speech, but they have some guesses as to what they are going to hear. Or more specifically, what they are not going to hear. “We won’t hear about the terrible achievement levels we’ve been seeing in…
Public Education September 23rd, 2022

Teachers’ union resources discuss ‘sadomasochism,’ ‘bondage,’ and other sex acts

The National Education Association, the nation’s largest teachers union, as well as the Hilliard, Ohio branch, are under social media fire after it was revealed that resources from the union’s LGBTQ+ Caucus include how-to-guides for explicit sexual acts. According to local media, some teachers in Hilliard have been wearing badges provided by the Caucus. The badges…
Public Education September 23rd, 2022

Ohio school board delays vote on resolution against Title IX changes for LBGTQ students

(The Center Square) – After a meeting that lasted several hours, the Ohio Board of Education now plans to vote in October on an amendment that says biological sex is not arbitrarily assigned at birth and is an unchangeable fact and opposes proposed federal Title IX changes. More than 60 people testified at the meeting, which…
Opinion, Public Education September 21st, 2022

NEA offers master class in Critical Race Theory without naming it

Despite repeated denials of supporting the teaching of Critical Race Theory in public schools, resources from America’s largest teachers’ union suggest otherwise.  The agenda at the National Education Association’s “Conference on Racial & Social Justice” in July, for example, featured workshops on “Applying a Racial Equity Lens,” “Racial Justice in Education Framework Principles” and “Recommendations and…
Public Education September 21st, 2022

Teachers’ union ad accuses politicians of trying to ‘whitewash’ history; critics say the ad uses race to divide

(The Center Square) – The Washington Education Association (WEA) has been advertising a petition to support “honesty in education” by giving students “honest, updated lessons that reckon with our past.” Opponents charge that isn’t what the union is actually interested in, at all. Social media users may see WEA’s advertisements to urge citizens to sign the pledge for…
Courts, Public Education September 21st, 2022

Iowa judge rules against parents’ request to block school district’s new transgender policy

A district judge has denied a request to block an Iowa school district from enforcing its new transgender policy.  The lawsuit was brought against the Linn-Mar School District by Parents Defending Education (PDE) on behalf of members in the district.  The controversial new policy allows students to create “Gender Support Plans” and use their preferred name…
General Education, Public Education September 20th, 2022

As Catholic schools await guidance, Omaha-area public schools take their own stances on gender identity, pronouns

The recently released, then postponed, gender identity guidance for the Catholic schools of the Omaha Archdiocese has brought attention to the divergent policies in other nearby school districts.   Four of the 11 area public school districts surveyed by the Omaha World-Herald have established guidelines regarding gender identity and preferred pronouns. The remaining seven either rely on…
Public Education September 20th, 2022

Amid teacher shortage, 850 more unvaccinated New York City school workers fired, total nearing 2,000 

Hundreds of New York City school employees were just fired for failing to comply with an 11-month-old COVID-19 vaccine mandate.  The New York City Department of Education recently ordered approximately 1,300 of its workers to show proof of vaccination by Sept. 5 or “be deemed to have voluntarily resigned.”  As a result, 850 teachers and classroom…
Public Education September 19th, 2022

Parents enraged over email instructing 6th-12th grade teachers not to tell them about their children’s pronouns

A school board meeting in Ohio became heated over an email telling teachers they were not obligated to tell parents when their children change gender pronouns.  An Aug. 31 email from an administrator at Mentor School District to 6th-12th grade teachers claimed they’re under no obligation to notify parents if children change their preferred pronouns in…