MN test results show school-issued computers, iPads not improving student learning

By Victor Skinner on Monday, July 24th, 2017 in Uncategorized 5 Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Despite millions spent on computers for students in Minnesota schools, the technology isn’t improving student test scores and some are questioning whether they’re more trouble than they’re worth. The Pioneer Press analyzed test results from numerous Twin Cities school districts that have issued laptops or tablets to students and found there’s […]

Teachers answer mandatory ‘White Privilege Survey’ in Colorado schools

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 in Uncategorized 2 Comments

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 […]

Number of black parents homeschooling doubles

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

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 […]