Trolling DeSantis, Online College Offers Tuition Match to any New College of Florida Student.
Hampshire College is offering admission to all New College of Florida students in good standing and to match their current cost of tuition. Hampshire College says the move is in response to the continuing attacks on New College of Florida intended to limit intellectual exploration, turn back progress toward inclusion, and curtail open discussion of race, injustice, and histories of oppression. By committing to impose a narrowly politicized curriculum on New College, the newly appointed trustees broke promises made to its current students to support a self-directed, rigorous education grounded in a commitment to free inquiry.
Opinion: Books Represent Education, Statues Represent Indoctrination
There have been a lot of discussions lately about keeping indoctrination out of public schools. Unfortunately, what many people fail to realize is that conservative indoctrination is already largely present both in our schools and in our communities.
Opinion: It’s an Example of Indoctrination to Insist the Civil War Wasn’t About Slavery
The word “indoctrination” has been making a lot of headlines lately. Radicals always try to come to power by misrepresenting threats against children. The result is that there is a movement in the United States that claims to stand for “education not indoctrination.”
Opinion: There Is No Institutionalized Anti-White Racism in the USA
People will often throw the word “racism” around just to suit their political ends. For example, many white supremacists claim they are the “victims” of “anti-white” racism in the United States.
Opinion: Racists Deny That Racism Exists
I get a lot of comments from people who say things like, “You see racism everywhere.” Or, “Yawn, another article about racism.”. When you take a step back and look at those comments, you’ll realize they’re really quite shocking. Perhaps that becomes apparent if you substitute the word “abuse” for “racism.” Now the comment is, “Yawn, another article about abuse.”
Proposed Arizona bill requires high school students to pass civics test to graduate
PHOENIX, AZ. - Legislators in Arizona have passed a new bill that will significantly impact school curriculums across the state. The bill, SB1425, was engrossed in the state legislature and has now been signed into law.
Opinion: Uneducated Voters Have Too Much Influence on the Direction of our Country
At this point, I’m too old to endure the opinions of uneducated people. I don’t have the patience for it. All of my life, I’ve had to put up with individuals who insist they are right despite all evidence to the contrary.
Opinion: Don’t Let Authoritarians Cancel Education by Calling it “Woke”
Authoritarians love uneducated people. Uneducated people are easy to control. Unfortunately, authoritarians have a whole lot of money. You don’t have to look very hard in the United States of America to see attacks on any form of intellectualism. People say things like, “I know a lot of people with college degrees who make terrible decisions.” Or they say, “Don’t confuse having an education with being intelligent.”
Opinion: I Would Rather My Children be Taught CRT than Christianity
Last night I watched the 1998 film Elizabeth starring Cate Blanchet with my wife and kids. It’s an interesting historical film that led to some discussions about Henry VII and Shakespeare. As a teacher, I think it’s always essential to provide young people with appropriate context and factual information.
Opinion: American Christianity, Not CRT, Makes Kids Feel Guilty
The concept of critical race theory (CRT) has been dominating the news cycle lately. Unfortunately, almost all the people shooting off their mouths about it are uneducated and ignorant on the subject. CRT has become a political firebrand that has nothing to do with the academic purpose of the concept.
Biden: "I may be a white boy, but I'm not stupid", spoke at Black History Month reception Monday
Report: On Monday, President Joe Biden was the keynote speaker at a White House Black History Month reception, where he mentioned the anti-"woke" policies of GOP governor and likely 2024 Presidential candidate, Ron DeSantis of Florida.
Opinion: School Kids Must Feel Comfortable at School
There’s been a lot of conversation lately about how teaching the true racial history of the United States might make kids feel uncomfortable or bad about themselves. Critics say this attitude amounts to censorship, but about half of the population of our country has proven it has no problem with censorship provided it’s presented as a way to “protect” children.
Opinion: Will Anti-CRT Laws Censor the Work of Frederick Douglass?
I find it concerning how critical race theory is under attack in many states. Critical race theory, or CRT, is a respected academic theory. However, anti-CRT legislation is often a response to the hysterical response of individuals who don’t know what the theory entails.
Now in Florida: Any Books in School Not ‘Approved by the State' May Result in a Felony - Even a Student's Own Book.
Teachers and School Administrators are no longer allowed to use, recommend, or have in the school’s possession any books or printed material not first screened and approved by a ‘media specialist’ per a broader education bill (HB 1467) which requires school librarians, media specialists and others involved in the selection of school library materials to receive special training to weed out any books that may contain anything “inappropriate” or that is not free of “unsolicited theories that may lead to student indoctrination.”
Opinion: Is Black History Month Still Legal in Florida?
February is Black History Month. This is an important month because it helps provide a foundation so that we might all better understand each other. Understanding builds compassion and unity, which ultimately lead to the prosperity of our nation.
Opinion: The problems with implementing Critical Race Theory in schools
The first month of the New Year has brought no respite for the political Colosseum, where arduous battles rage. George Santos stands triumphant amidst the crumbling Democratic defenses that vainly try to chip away at his lies. Kevin McCarthy stands even firmer in the face of the Radical Right's onslaught, refusing to bow and accepting every challenge with unyielding resilience.
California voters say 'No' to Critical Race Theory in the classroom, prioritize academic achievement Instead
SACRAMENTO, CA. - In California, a state that prides itself on its progressive values and a commitment to diversity and inclusion, parents and voters are sending a clear message: they are tired of the culture wars steamrolling into their kids' classrooms.
Little Rock Education Association slams Governor Sanders' 'unjustified' executive order prohibiting CRT
LITTLE ROCK, AR. - The Little Rock Education Association (LREA) has come out strongly against recent statements and executive orders signed by Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders after she took office.
Opinion: Florida and the South Lead in Restricting Education About Race and Racism.
DeSantis Promoting 'Stop Woke' ActPhoto byPublic Use. Critical Race Theory is the idea that race is not a natural, biologically grounded feature of physically distinct subgroups of human beings but a socially constructed (culturally invented) category that is used to oppress and exploit people of color.
Opinion: Laws Banning CRT Represent Government Censorship, Moderating Comments Is Not Censorship
A few days ago I wrote an article about how moderating comments on an article is not an example of censorship. Exactly as I predicted, the article was flooded with comments denouncing censorship in any form.