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Lessons From Unsung Heroes Among Us

Laura Hollis, For the past four years, Cintas Corporation (a company that provides facilities maintenance supplies and services) has sponsored its “Janitor of the Year” contest. The company solicits nominations from K-12 schools as well as colleges and universities, who are invited to provide brief bios on their janitors or custodians, and explain why they

Parents’ emotions raw in wake of rape at Maryland high school

The rape of a 14-year-old girl inside a Maryland high school, allegedly by at least one much older illegal immigrant, is stoking anger but having little effect on local politicians committed to so-called “sanctuary” policies. Parents of students at Rockville High School, where the victim was brutally assaulted in a boys bathroom by two immigrant

School Lesson Compares Trump to Hitler, Mussolini

Todd Starnes, A group of moms in Saratoga Springs, New York has decided to fight back against what they call the radical leftwing indoctrination that has infested the local school system. They call themselves the “Conservative Chicks” and one of their leaders contacted me after reading my new book, “The Deplorables’ Guide to Making America Great

23 Percent of Public Schoolchildren Live in Immigrant Households

Brendan Kirby, Study raises new questions about America’s capacity to assimilate growing foreign-born population. Almost a quarter of the nation’s public school students live in immigrant households, raising questions about America’s long-term ability to continue its tradition of assimilation, according to a study released Thursday. The report, published by the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies,

Letter from Pennsylvania: Problems & Possibilities for State System Schools

Colin McNickle, The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education must reduce capacity and/or consolidate degree programs at its 14-member schools if they are to survive and prosper, says a scholar at the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy. The system is a state-owned group of universities. Its schools range in size from Cheyney University, with just

High School Level Literacy Tests for Teachers are Racist

Daniel Greenfield, Tests are racist. If they have a disproportionate impact, then they are by definition racist. Tests in school are racist. Tests for teachers are racist. When we eliminate all literacy qualifications for teachers and students, truly illiterate social justice will be achieved. Test Means to Screen Teachers Instead Weeded Out Minorities I love

School Teaches Zi & Zir Without Permission from Mom & Dad

Todd Starnes, Indiana parents are furious after eighth graders at Lincoln Junior High School were exposed to a classroom lesson on sexual orientation, gender expression and gender identity issues – without being notified in advance by the school district. The 12-year-olds were required to watch a video titled, “LGBTQ: Understanding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identities.”

President Trump Calls on Congress For a Bipartisan School Choice Bill

Katie Pavlich, During his first joint address to Congress Tuesday night, President Donald Trump called on Congress to pass a bipartisan school choice bill to help disadvantaged children trapped in failing schools. “We must enrich the mind, and the souls, of every American child. Education is the civil rights issue of our time,” Trump said.

Outcry after Chicago public school plans seminar around civil rights, race

A public school in one of Chicago’s wealthiest neighborhoods stepped into unforeseen controversy last week after deciding that its annual seminar will focus on race and civil rights. Dozens of workshops planned for Tuesday at New Trier, located in Winnetka, Ill., will cover such topics as voter suppression, affordable housing and police brutality. Colson Whitehead,

Teacher: I Lost $100 Bet Because Trump Wasn’t Shot

Todd Starnes, I received a rather disturbing report of yet another case of Trump Derangement Syndrome — this time from a high school in Camarillo, California. Jane Germaine said her son’s English teacher at Rancho Campana High School told the class that she lost a $100 bet because President Donald Trump had not been shot

School Choice Keeps The Peace

Jeff Jacoby, PUBLIC SCHOOLS are commonly described as engines of democracy and citizenship, and a bulwark against social strife. Which makes the Democrats’ bitter and unremitting campaign against Betsy DeVos all the more ironic. Protesters gathered outside a public middle school in Washington, D.C., to block Education Secretary Betsy DeVos from entering. DeVos, the next