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California Educators Created an Educational Disaster

California Educators Created an Educational Disaster

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY According to a study by the California Department of Education, almost one in six adults in that state is "functionally illiterate" and most of those who can't read are native English speakers who went to school in the United States. So, you can't blame this statistic on the immigrants. That means more than 3 million [...]

Parental Rights Against Textbook Indoctrination

Parental Rights Against Textbook Indoctrination

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY We've been talking this week about examples of historical revisionism and Islamic bias in school history textbooks. Muslim imperialism is usually omitted or downplayed, and a completely false narrative about the Crusades is given. The books often falsely claim that Islam is tolerant of Jews and Christians. Back in the [...]

Good News Club Case Argued Today at Court of Appeals

Good News Club Case Argued Today at Court of Appeals

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, LIBERTY COUNSEL Minneapolis, MN – Today at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Liberty Counsel is representing Child Evangelism Fellowship of Minnesota (CEF), the sponsor of Good News Clubs (GNC), against Minneapolis Special School District No. 1, for unfairly denying equal access and opportunity to [...]

Islamic Indoctrination in Textbooks

Islamic Indoctrination in Textbooks

BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY An organization called ACT for America conducted an analysis of 38 textbooks used in the 6th- through 12th-grades in public schools, and found that since the 1990s, discussions of Islam are taking up more and more pages, while the space devoted to Judaism and Christianity has simultaneously decreased. In 2011, NAEP (National [...]

Contemporary Scholarship

Contemporary Scholarship

CARL L. BANKSTON III Sociology graduate student Nathan Jurgenson, writing in Inside Higher Ed, makes the argument that academics must make their ideas available and accessible to the public.  He maintains that they must try to communicate more widely in order to make more understandable and relevant to a wider range of people. I tend to agree [...]

Radical Chicano Public School Saved Despite Low Test Scores

Radical Chicano Public School Saved Despite Low Test Scores

EDUCATION, CORRUPTION CHRONICLES While a top Los Angeles public school is set to close for supposedly violating environmental laws, a low-performing campus with a radical Mexican separatist curriculum will remain open against the advice of district officials who say students aren’t getting a necessary fundamental education. Academia [...]

You Can’t Say That

You Can’t Say That

CARL L. BANKSTON III Is Black Studies a legitimate academic discipline? This seems like a question one should be able to ask, and a question that different people would answer in different ways.  Naomi Schaefer Riley, formerly a blogger on the Chronicle of Higher Education website, recently learned that this is one of the many questions that [...]

Genealogy in the Era of Diversity

Genealogy in the Era of Diversity

CARL L. BANKSTON III My grandfather used to enjoy driving around the back roads of Louisiana. When he’d see some old folks sitting on rocking chairs out on their porch, he’d often pull over to chat. The most common topic of conversation was: who were your parents and who are your kin? Since almost everyone was related (often in multiple [...]

Framingham State U. Speech Code Assaults Religious Liberty

Framingham State U. Speech Code Assaults Religious Liberty

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, THE FIRE FIRE announces its Speech Code of the Month for May 2012: Framingham State University. This public university has a student policy on "Freedom of Expression" which provides that Recognized student clubs or organizations desiring to sponsor a religious display must consider the following: such displays may not [...]

California Vaccine Bill Threatens Parents’ Rights

California Vaccine Bill Threatens Parents’ Rights

EDUCATION REPORTER, EAGLE FORUM It may soon become more difficult for some California parents to enroll their children in public schools. California bill AB 2109 would require parents who wish to decline one or more vaccines to obtain a doctor's signature before enrolling their child in school. While the measure may initially sound like a [...]

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