Public Education

Opinion, Public Education May 19th, 2022

San Diego County liberals use public school to push pro-abortion agenda with resolution

Should a public school district declare itself “a champion and defender” of “reproductive freedom” and affirm the “fundamental right” to abortion? That’s exactly what the San Diego Unified School Board did this month in a resolution that passed unanimously. The resolution was prompted by the recently leaked draft opinion of the Supreme Court, indicating the court…

Olathe rewards superintendent Yeager for DEI, not academic improvement

(The Sentinel) – USD 233 Olathe Superintendent Dr. Brent Yeager can earn a $25,000 annual bonus for implementing the school board’s diversity and other objectives, but not for improving the district’s weak academic performance. Yeager’s five evaluation objectives for the 2021-22 school year are: Navigating the pandemic (30%) Relaunch the Strategic Plan (20%) Diversity and Engagement…

Pritzker signs ‘Too Young to Test’ bill into law

(The Center Square) – Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a measure that prohibits the Illinois State Board of Education from requiring students in pre-kindergarten through second grade to take standardized tests. The bill was filed in January by state Rep. Christine Pacione-Zayaz. Senate Bill 3986 creates the “Too Young to Test Act.” Under the legislation,…
Public Education May 18th, 2022

Head of teachers’ union that fought to keep schools closed is now worried about students’ mental health

A national teachers’ union president is now worried about students’ mental health – after she and her union sought to keep schools closed, harming students’ mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten worried during a recent panel discussion on student mental health that, “for two years of disruption, two years…

Three middle school boys charged with sexual harassment for not using “preferred” gender pronouns of classmate

Three students at a Wisconsin middle school are being charged with sexual harassment for not using another student’s “preferred” gender pronouns. And the legal organization representing the accused suggests one school official may have been on “a fishing expedition to find evidence of sexual harassment” during interviews that failed to follow the school’s own policies. In…

Eudora girl forced to share a bed with biological male on school-sponsored overseas trip

(The Sentinel) – On a school trip to Costa Rica earlier this month, three female high school students in the Eudora school district were assigned to a two-bed hotel room with a transgender student who is biologically male — meaning one of them would have had to share a bed with the trans student — and…

Prosecutor considers election bribery charge against Hays superintendent

(The Sentinel) – Ellis County Attorney Robert Anderson, Jr. is reviewing the results of an investigation into election bribery by Hays USD 489 Superintendent Ron Wilson. As reported on the Hays Post news service, the allegation surrounds an email sent by Wilson to district staff on April 22nd concerning the May 10 bond issue election, which…

Virginia ranks low in charter school school policy, but could be improving

(The Center Square) – With National Charter School Week underway, Virginia still ranks as one of the worst states for charter schools in the country, but some advocates believe the state may start heading in the right direction. Out of the 45 states that have charter schools, Virginia ranks fourth to last in a charter school…

Transgender sports bill headed to South Carolina governor

(The Center Square) – A bill that would prevent transgender athletes from competing in female sports in public middle and high schools and public universities is headed to South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster for his signature. The South Carolina Senate made a slight amendment to the bill while passing the measure on May 4 and the…

Whistleblower: School parents really were targeted as terrorists by FBI after Biden directive

Are concerned parents really being treated as “domestic terrorists”? It seems unimaginable, but apparently some are. Moms and dads of schoolchildren, in nearly every region of the US, now have an FBI case file with a “threat tag” because they dared to speak out against school boards, according to whistleblower information released Wednesday. The revelations came…