Seattle teachers organize ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest

By Victor Skinner on Friday, October 14th, 2016

SEATTLE – Hundreds of Seattle teachers will celebrate the district’s “day of unity” with shirts signaling support for the divisive Black Lives Matter movement, an event sponsored by a group called “Social Equality Educators.” Social Equality Educators have preordered 1,000 shirts for teachers to wear next week, including a special “Black Lives Matter to Educators” […]

Teachers answer mandatory ‘White Privilege Survey’ in Colorado schools

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, October 13th, 2016

AURORA, Colo. – The Cherry Creek School District is forcing employees to gauge their “white privilege” with a controversial survey, and many aren’t very happy about it. Several employees contacted The Denver Channel after district officials forced them to take a “White Privilege Survey” that tasks them with weighting 26 different statements – scoring statements […]

Oregon high school assigns ‘white privilege’ survey

By Victor Skinner on Friday, September 30th, 2016

ALOHA, Ore. – Parents of students at an Oregon’s Aloha High School are questioning a recent “white privilege survey” that was assigned to students as homework. The assignment tasks students with rating different statements with a score of five for “often true,” three for “sometimes true,” and zero for “never true,” KATU reports. The statements […]

NYC teachers union slams de Blasio over kindergartner suspension ban

By Victor Skinner on Friday, September 9th, 2016

NEW YORK – New York City’s United Federation of Teachers is calling out the mayor it helped to elect over a recent ban on student suspensions the union believes will “backfire” in his face. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, a self-styled “progressive” elected with significant help from the UFT, banned suspensions at all city […]

Longtime St. Paul teacher forced to retire amid cries of ‘racism’ from Black Lives Matter agitators

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Black Lives Matter St. Paul won its war against a special education teacher at Como Park Senior High School. Theo Olson agreed to retire from the district after the group accused him of being racist for criticizing St. Paul Public Schools’ restorative justice approach to student discipline. The agreement between Olson […]

Are Omaha schools bringing ‘Black Lives Matter’ into classrooms?

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, August 18th, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. – Black Lives Matter is stirring controversy in corn country, where teachers are feeling pressured to incorporate the movement’s principles into classroom lessons. Omaha Public Schools is “in full lock-down mode” after local radio host Chris Baker exposed a recent training for teachers featuring “media consultant” Morgann Freeman, who promotes Black Lives Matter […]

Number of black parents homeschooling doubles

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

ATLANTA – There’s a growing movement of black parents homeschooling their children, and it’s driven largely by concerns about racism and a lack of opportunity in public schools that serve predominantly minority kids. The Christian Science Monitor detailed the movement in a lengthy profile featuring an Atlanta co-op where black parents are banding together to […]

MN racial achievement gap widens despite ‘white privilege’ discipline approach

By Victor Skinner on Monday, August 1st, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The achievement gap between white and minority students remains as big as ever in Minnesota schools, despite a “restorative justice” approach to student discipline designed to address the problem. Student scores on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments released Thursday show that student achievement has flatlined, and despite efforts to keep unruly minority students […]

Democratic education platform: Government knows best; less choice and more spending

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – The education policies of the 2016 Democratic Party Platform rely heavily on government intervention to fix the problems that plague public education, virtually the opposite of a Republican platform focused primarily on parental choice. Democrats laid bare their “strong belief that every student should be able to go to college debt-free, and working […]

University of Wisconsin segregates students by race to discuss attack on Dallas police

By Steve Gunn on Friday, July 15th, 2016

MADISON, Wis. – Once upon a time the progressive movement was focused on bringing Americans of different races closer together. It was about more than guaranteeing fundamental civil rights for racial minorities. It was about building bridges of understanding between racial groups – particularly white and African-Americans – to counter hundreds of years of ignorance, […]

Teen’s ‘white boy privilege’ slam poem wins school competition

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

ATLANTA – An Atlanta eighth-grader’s “White Boy Privilege” slam poem recorded at an end of school event is gaining acclaim from social justice warriors, and providing insight into how race issues are framed in public schools. Royce Mann, 14, took first place at an end of the year slam poem contest at The Paideia School […]

Portland schools spend big on ‘white privilege’ training — still accused of racism

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Public Schools board member Paul Anthony thinks the district is racist towards minority students, so he filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Education. The complaint comes amid extensive efforts to eradicate alleged systemic white supremacy in the district through staff training and school restructuring. Despite more than […]

Superintendent who presided over widespread student violence gets fired — and $787,500

By Steve Gunn on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The superintendent who presided over a rash of student violence in the St. Paul school district over the past few years has been fired. But she will not leave empty-handed. The St. Paul school board voted to give Valeria Silva $787,500 as part of her separation agreement. That dollar amount will […]

California judge accused of ruling based on ‘white privilege’

By Steve Gunn on Friday, June 17th, 2016

PALO ALTO, Calif. – If a former judge is going to accuse of current judge of making a decision based on “white privilege,” shouldn’t there be some concrete evidence? There is obviously a lot of outrage – perhaps justified – over California Judge Aaron Persky’s recent decision to give Brock Turner, a star swimmer at […]

University of Wisconsin students to undergo mandatory ‘cultural competency training’

By Steve Gunn on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

MADISON, Wis. – Is the University of Wisconsin-Madison running the risk of having minority students viewed as being coddled and overprotected from “seemingly minor or unintentional” slights? Is it creating an environment where the slightest statement or action could provoke a finger-pointing witch hunt for students who are accused of insensitivity? Is it encouraging minority […]

Education prof claims ‘jury is still out’ on effectiveness of homeschooling

By Victor Skinner on Monday, June 6th, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. – Despite evidence showing homeschool students outperform their public school peers in academics, and a growing movement of parents educating their own children, Virginia Union University professor Matthew Lynch claims “the jury is still out” on the effectiveness of homeschooling. Lynch doesn’t think many parents have what it takes to teach their children […]