Chicago schools CEO — responsible for huge deficits, poor academic results — to lead new IL gov’s ‘Ed Success Cmte’

By Victor Skinner on Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Illinois Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker is promising to send more money to schools at the same time he plans to fix the state’s more than $1 billion budget gap. The governor-elect also backs a plan to set a statewide minimum teacher salary of $40,000 per year, which would drastically increase costs for struggling schools. Pritzker announced […]

University defends ‘privilege’ retreat ‘specifically for white students’: Doesn’t violate equal opportunity

By Victor Skinner on Monday, July 2nd, 2018

The University of Vermont is moving forward with its Examining White Identity Retreat for 2019, an event “specifically for white students” to get woke about “identity, diversity, and culture.” According to the program’s website, the annual retreat schools “students who self-identify as white” on how to “conceptualize and articulate whiteness from a personal and systemic […]

Judge continues suit by black teacher punished after criticizing ‘white privilege’ lessons

By Victor Skinner on Monday, October 9th, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A U.S. District Judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a black teacher in the St. Paul school district who alleges administrators retaliated against him for criticizing the district’s ineffective, race-based school discipline policies. U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson denied a motion by St. Paul Public Schools to dismiss […]

School’s ‘Witnessing Whiteness’ program teaches pre-k students to focus on race

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, October 5th, 2017

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Officials at the College School in St. Louis want all of their students – from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade – to focus on race, an effort that ties in with Witnessing Whiteness teacher training program at the “progressive” independent school. Only about 26 percent of students at the College School identify […]

‘Black Students United’ complains about too many Caribbean, African blacks on campus

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

ITHACA, N.Y. – A group of black students want Cornell University to focus more on recruiting blacks from the United States, rather than African or Caribbean students, among many other demands. “Black Students United” – which represents people of the “African diaspora” – penned a letter to university administration recently in response to allegations that […]

U staff protest conservative students as ‘Nazis,’ demand they move public display to ‘free speech zone’

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

LINCOLN, Neb. – Conservative students at the University of Nebraska Lincoln recently exposed the school’s disregard for the First Amendment in an online video of university staff heckling members of Turning Point USA for discussing free speech on campus. Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk posted a video of the exchange between UNL students and […]

Mizzou offers segregated counseling to cope with ‘microaggressions,’ ‘healing from racial injustices’

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Black students at the University of Missouri can now better cope with “microaggressions” from their white privileged classmates thanks to special segregated counseling sessions for “Healing from Racial Injustices.” The weekly meetings “for students, staff and faculty of color” are focused on “racial identity” and delivering “skills for surviving and resisting hate,” […]

IT BEGINS: Social justice warriors already pushing Charlottesville lessons into classrooms

By Victor Skinner on Monday, August 14th, 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Students across the country will kick off the 2017-18 school year with a laser focus on hatred, white supremacy and a wildly liberal perspective on the violent clash in Charlottesville, Virginia. Less than two days after a violent clash between “racists” at a “Unite the Right” march and antifascist protesters who confronted […]

Portland, ME school district: White teachers need not apply

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

PORTLAND, Maine – Ninety-seven percent of teachers in Portland Public Schools are white, and forty percent of students are not. And that’s a problem for Superintendent Xavier Botana, the Bangor Daily News reports. “It was an issue that kids talked about frequently. That they really wanted to see more people in their classrooms in leadership […]

Feds fund teacher training to rid NC schools of ‘euro-centric’ lessons

By Victor Skinner on Monday, July 31st, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. – The federal government is funding summer training sessions for educators to push them into “uncomfortable” conversations about race and white privilege despite public backlash to similar efforts. In North Carolina, scores of Wake County educators are participating in training sessions put on by Project READY, a joint venture by the University of […]

White middle schoolers forced to stand in front of classmates, apologize for ‘privilege’

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

EDEN, N.C. – “White privilege” training in the Rockingham County school system is causing a lot of headaches. Superintendent Rodney Shotwell told Rockingham Now the state threatened to withhold federal funding when a disproportionate number of minority students were suspended in a special exceptional children’s program in 2012 and 2013, so district leaders implemented mandatory […]

School pays $1,600 for $1,000 fence, spends money to clean director’s home

By Kyle Olson on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The La Promesa Early Learning Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico is a very small charter school with very serious financial problems, due largely to gross mismanagement and alleged fraud. It also recently received an “F” grade from the state for academics. But somehow state officials were convinced to give the school a […]

Pittsburgh school administrators, board members spent $380,387 on travel in 2015-16

By Steve Gunn on Thursday, June 15th, 2017

PITTTSBURGH — A lot of larger school districts spend six figures every year for employee travel. That usually includes all employees, including thousands of teachers. The Pittsburgh school district apparently spends six figures per year on travel for administrators and school board members alone! In fiscal 2015-16, the Pittsburgh district spent a breathtaking $380,387.84 on […]

Indianapolis schools had big money problems in 2015-16, but still spent $331,489 on travel

By Steve Gunn on Friday, June 16th, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS — In March 2016, the Indianapolis Star reported about severe financial challenges at Indianapolis Public Schools. “The state’s largest school district is running a deficit of more than $12.6 million this year, and it projects a $5.5 million deficit next year,” the newspaper reported. Considering that news, some taxpayers would probably be shocked to […]

TX school district buys $700k home to tear down for access road — then superintendent moves in!

By Victor Skinner on Friday, June 16th, 2017

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – A Texas news station is blowing the lid off a local school superintendent’s pricey perks paid for with taxpayer dollars. Fox 4 launched an investigation in March into the lavish lifestyles of North Texas school superintendents, and it uncovered one superintendent in particular who is living the high life heavily subsidized […]