By Victor Skinner
on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments
NEW YORK – The New York Times is looking for teens who want to put their rap skills to the test. “For the sixth year in a row, we’re inviting anyone 13 to 19 years old anywhere in the world to write a rap about the news that mattered most to them this year,” according […]
By Victor Skinner
on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 in Radicals No Comments
PHILADELPHIA – A former New York Times Middle East bureau chief was recently uninvited as a guest speaker at the University of Philadelphia after students complained about a recent column he penned comparing Israel to ISIS terrorists.
By Brown Center on Education Policy
on Friday, August 8th, 2014 in Common Core No Comments
NEW YORK – The July 27, 2014 edition of the New York Times Sunday Magazine featured an article by Elizabeth Green entitled “Why Do Americans Stink at Math?” In this blog post, I identify six myths promulgated in that article.
By Renee Nal
on Friday, May 30th, 2014 in Abuse No Comments
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, the United Nations criticized the Vatican for what the “Committee Against Torture” panel has referred to as an inadequate response to child sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church. Once again, the UN has resurrected the hyped-up fear over so-called “pedophile priests,” while ignoring the ongoing epidemic of teachers having sex with students.
By Kyle Olson
on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 in Outrages No Comments
By Ben Velderman EAGnews.org NEW YORK – In the war against childhood illiteracy, could it be that one of the enemies is our very own federal government?
By Victor Skinner
on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 in Commentary, Uncategorized, Unions 15 Comments
By Kyle Olson EAGnews.org SACRAMENTO – A new video produced by the California Federation of Teachers – which could be playing in your child’s classroom as we speak – drums up the typical class warfare images we’ve come to expect from Big Labor.
on Monday, October 15th, 2012 in Commentary No Comments
By Ben Velderman EAGnews.org EL PASO, Texas – Earlier this month, former El Paso schools superintendent Lorenzo Garcia was sentenced to three years and six months in a federal prison for his role in an elaborate cheating scandal, which inflated school test scores by removing low-performing students from the classroom on test day.
on Monday, October 15th, 2012 in Unions No Comments
By Kyle Olson EAGnews.org BUFFALO, N.Y. – It’s routine for teachers unions to deploy generous resources for their favorite political candidates. They give millions of dollars and provide thousands of volunteers for Democratic candidates across the nation every election cycle.
on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 in Commentary, Spending, Unions 1 Comment
By Steve Gunn EAGnews.org HOLLYWOOD – America’s teachers unions have already done more than enough to portray themselves as real-life villains.
on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 in Commentary, Unions 1 Comment
By Steve Gunn EAGnews.org CHICAGO – Last week, in an interview with the New York Times’ Frank Bruno, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten made a startling admission.
on Thursday, June 21st, 2012 in School Choice, Spending, Unions 3 Comments
By Ben Velderman EAGnews.org LOS ANGELES – The long-standing rap against charter schools is that they cherry-pick only the best and brightest students, and leave the “hard cases” for the underfunded traditional public schools. Critics say this is why charters typically have higher student test scores than traditional schools.
on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 in School Choice No Comments
By Steve Gunn EAGnews.org NEW YORK – At the “progressive” Blue School of Manhattan, parents pay $32,000 per year to have their children trained to become “creative, joyful and passionate inquirers” who will someday “help build a harmonious and sustainable world.”
on Monday, June 11th, 2012 in Spending, Unions 1 Comment
By Victor Skinner EAGnews.org SAN JOSE, Calif. – Americans from every corner of the nation are sending a message: Public employee benefits are out of control and must be curtailed.