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5. Students at Loyola University Complain About Having to Read the Bible in Class | The College Fix 

Honors students at Loyola University, a Jesuit Catholic school in Chicago, criticized the school's incorporation of Biblical texts in assigned readings. One student said Christians had an "unfair advantage" in class because they had "years of experience" studying the Bible.

 

 

My head hurts...BAD!

It wouldn't surprise me in the least to find Loyola going along with this.

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University faces questions after staffer in training video suggests Easter is taboo

Greg Piper

April 3, 2021

Western Carolina University said it doesn't ban "religious terminology" after a virtual training showed a staffer telling resident assistants (RAs) not to use the words "Easter" and "Christmas."

But the public university has not answered queries from Just the News on whether it has changed the RA training so that staffers do not give potentially unconstitutional instructions to RAs.

The Young America's Foundation obtained and posted the virtual training session on Thursday, saying the session was mandatory for RAs.

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My head hurts...BAD!

It wouldn't surprise me in the least to find Loyola going along with this.

Not your ancestors Loyola for sure!

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What Will You Do When Teachers and Trans Activists Try to Force Your Children to Violate Their Conscience?

One of the most memorable scenes in “The Silver Chair” by C.S. Lewis occurs when a protagonist, Puddleglum, breaks free of a witch’s enchantment by stepping on a hot coal. Though painful, the burn clears his head of the witch’s spell of deception and reminds him of what is real.

Now is the time for parents to remind their children of what is real, and what is deception.

With the passage of the Equality Act in the U.S. House of Representatives and the confirmation of Dr. Rachel Levine—who endorses hormonal and surgical interventions on children to treat gender dysphoria—to a senior position at the Department of Health and Human Services, children today are growing up in an atmosphere where what’s false is called true and what’s true is called false.

Not only do parents need to teach their children what is true and false, but they need to equip them with the tools they need to protect themselves from those who would violate their conscience.:snip:

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This Week in Campus Insanity Vol. 39

Welcome back to Campus Insanity, a weekly roundup of the craziest developments at our nation's 4,000-plus institutions of "higher education." 

6. A Harry Potter-Themed Stanford Dorm Panics Over "Transphobic, Anti-Semitic, and Racist" J.K. Rowling | The Stanford Review

Resident assistants in a Harry Potter-themed dorm at Stanford put forth a statement to "acknowledge" author J.K. Rowling’s "many transphobic, anti-Semitic, and racist statements." The renowned children’s author has not been known to make any anti-Semitic or racist remarks but caught flack from leftists last summer for tweeting that differences between the sexes exist.

5. UVA: ‘Offensive Student Speech Does Not Enjoy First Amendment Protection' | Young America’s Foundation

The University of Virginia argued that a lawsuit filed against the school should be dismissed because the First Amendment does not protect speech considered "offensive." Kieran Bhattacharya, a former medical student, filed suit against the university after he was suspended and banned from campus in 2018 for questioning a panel on microaggressions.

4. Professor Investigated for Nine Months After Disagreeing with Anti-Racism Diversity Training | The College Fix:snip:

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This Week in Campus Insanity Vol. 40

Welcome back to Campus Insanity, a weekly roundup of the craziest developments at our nation's 4,000-plus institutions of "higher education."

6. ‘Anti-Racist Journey' Prompts University of Nevada Lecturer to Apologize for Teaching ‘Jingle Bells,' ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep' | Campus Reform

University of Nevada, Reno, senior music lecturer Kate Pollard said her journey to become "anti-racist" led her to apologize for teaching songs she has come to consider "insensitive" or racist. "Jingle Bells," Pollard said, is "probably the most divisive," but "Eenie Meenie Miney Mo," "Baa Baa Black Sheep," and the "Hokey Pokey" are also problematic.

5. Harvard Graduate School of Education to Invest in ‘Anti-Racism,' ‘Critical Pedagogy' | The College Fix

The Harvard Graduate School of Education will begin a diversity, equity, and inclusion overhaul this summer. Administrators are looking to hire a librarian who focuses on "critical pedagogy" and other staff members with experience in the field. The graduate program will require students earning master's degrees to be proficient in diversity, equity, and inclusion studies.

4. Brown University Infused Diversity and Inclusion Into Hundreds of Courses | Daily Wire

Brown University president Christina Paxton praised the school's Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan in an email to university students and faculty. That plan infused social justice curricula into more than 200 courses across 37 departments. Most Brown students, Paxton said, have been exposed to at least one of those courses, which were launched in the 2018-2019 school year.:snip:

 

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A New York father pulls his daughter out of Brearley with a message to the whole school

If you don’t know about Brearley, it’s a private all-girls school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It costs $54,000 a year and prospective families apparently have to take an “anti-racism pledge” to be considered for admission. (In the course of my reporting for this piece I spoke to a few Brearley parents.)

Gutmann chose to pull his daughter, who has been in the school since kindergarten, and sent this missive to all 600 or so families in the school earlier this week. :

April 13, 2021 

Dear Fellow Brearley Parents, 

Our family recently made the decision not to reenroll our daughter at Brearley for the 2021-22 school year. She has been at Brearley for seven years, beginning in kindergarten. In short, we no longer believe that Brearley’s administration and Board of Trustees have any of our children’s best interests at heart. Moreover, we no longer have confidence that our daughter will receive the quality of education necessary to further her development into a critically thinking, responsible, enlightened, and civic minded adult. I write to you, as a fellow parent, to share our reasons for leaving the Brearley community but also to urge you to act before the damage to the school, to its community, and to your own child's education is irreparable. 

It cannot be stated strongly enough that Brearley’s obsession with race must stop. It should be abundantly clear to any thinking parent that Brearley has completely lost its way. The administration and the Board of Trustees have displayed a cowardly and appalling lack of leadership by appeasing an anti-intellectual, illiberal mob, and then allowing the school to be captured by that same mob. What follows are my own personal views on Brearley's antiracism initiatives, but these are just a handful of the criticisms that I know other parents have expressed. 

I object to the view that I should be judged by the color of my skin. I cannot tolerate a school that not only judges my daughter by the color of her skin, but encourages and instructs her to prejudge others by theirs. By viewing every element of education, every aspect of history, and every facet of society through the lens of skin color and race, we are desecrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and utterly violating the movement for which such civil rights leaders believed, fought, and died. 

I object to the charge of systemic racism in this country, and at our school. Systemic racism, properly understood, is segregated schools and separate lunch counters. It is the interning of Japanese and the exterminating of Jews. Systemic racism is unequivocally not a small number of isolated incidences over a period of decades. Ask any girl, of any race, if they have ever experienced insults from friends, have ever felt slighted by teachers or have ever suffered the occasional injustice from a school at which they have spent up to 13 years of their life, and you are bound to hear grievances, some petty, some not. We have not had systemic racism against Blacks in this country since the civil rights reforms of the 1960s, a period of more than 50 years. To state otherwise is a flat-out misrepresentation of our country's history and adds no understanding to any of today's societal issues. If anything, longstanding and widespread policies such as affirmative action, point in precisely:snip:

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IndoctriNation: No. 1 U.S. High School Pushes Racist Activism On Students

FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — Late last month, Suparna Dutta’s son, a student at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, started sending his mother distressing videos from a mandatory lesson straight out of controversial critical race theory — all in the name of “socio-emotional learning.”

The lesson centered a Netflix film, “13th,” with controversial activist and Communist Party member Angela Davis and a biased narrative about policing in the United States. While all discrimination must be eliminated in policing, the film has this odd takeaway: “Criminals are constitutionally deprived of freedom.”

lso unsettling, the PowerPoint slides had the distinct bright yellow three stripes that are the official brand of Black Lives Matter, the multimillion-dollar global enterprise. The slides included a key BLM mantra, “Racism as a structure,” with the menacing oversized finger of a white man over a cowering young black man.:snip:

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Virginia moving to eliminate all accelerated math courses before 11th grade as part of equity-focused plan

 

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is moving to eliminate all accelerated math options prior to 11th grade, effectively keeping higher-achieving students from advancing as they usually would in the school system.

Loudoun County school board member Ian Serotkin posted about the change via Facebook on Tuesday. According to Serotkin, he learned of the change the night prior during a briefing from staff on the Virginia Mathematics Pathway Initiative (VMPI).:snip:

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Keep Racist Critical Race Theory Ideology Out of K-12 Classrooms

How would you feel if your child came home from school and said her teacher had told her that everything that happens in the world is “racist” and that she’s part of the problem because of the color of her skin?

That may sound far-fetched, but such disturbing ideas are coming to your children’s schools, if they are not there already.

In Michigan, an Educator Advisory Council to Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer produced a report called “Social Justice and Anti-Racist Resources” that included an article in which the author says everything that happens today is racist and the only question teachers and students can ask is “How much racism was in play?”

In Buffalo, New York, the school district’s “Emancipation Curriculum” told children that “all white people play a part in perpetuating systemic racism.” That statement was eliminated only after investigative journalist Chris Rufo put it in a headline and embarrassed the school system.:snip:

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Keep Racist Critical Race Theory Ideology Out of K-12 Classrooms

How would you feel if your child came home from school and said her teacher had told her that everything that happens in the world is “racist” and that she’s part of the problem because of the color of her skin?

That may sound far-fetched, but such disturbing ideas are coming to your children’s schools, if they are not there already.

In Michigan, an Educator Advisory Council to Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer produced a report called “Social Justice and Anti-Racist Resources” that included an article in which the author says everything that happens today is racist and the only question teachers and students can ask is “How much racism was in play?”

In Buffalo, New York, the school district’s “Emancipation Curriculum” told children that “all white people play a part in perpetuating systemic racism.” That statement was eliminated only after investigative journalist Chris Rufo put it in a headline and embarrassed the school system.:snip:

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Keep Racist Critical Race Theory Ideology Out of K-12 Classrooms

How would you feel if your child came home from school and said her teacher had told her that everything that happens in the world is “racist” and that she’s part of the problem because of the color of her skin?

That may sound far-fetched, but such disturbing ideas are coming to your children’s schools, if they are not there already.

In Michigan, an Educator Advisory Council to Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer produced a report called “Social Justice and Anti-Racist Resources” that included an article in which the author says everything that happens today is racist and the only question teachers and students can ask is “How much racism was in play?”

In Buffalo, New York, the school district’s “Emancipation Curriculum” told children that “all white people play a part in perpetuating systemic racism.” That statement was eliminated only after investigative journalist Chris Rufo put it in a headline and embarrassed the school system.:snip:

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This Week in Campus Insanity, Vol. 41

6. ‘Anti-racist' Prof with Black Lives Matter Syllabus Offers ‘Diversity Bingo' Extra Credit | Campus Reform

A computer science professor at the University of Florida gave students a chance to earn extra credit with a "diversity bingo" game. John Mendoza-Garcia, a self-described "anti-racist" who included a Black Lives Matter logo on his course syllabus, asked students to seek out peers based on race, religion, and sexual orientation to sign the bingo card.

5. Tennessee Tech Professors Post Fliers Calling Colleague, Turning Point USA Adviser ‘Racist’ | The Daily Wire

Andrew Smith and Julia Gruber, professors at Tennessee Tech University, posted fliers around campus that disparaged a colleague as "racist" and referred to the Turning Point USA student organization as a "hate group." Smith also encouraged students to harass Turning Point students at an event in Nashville this month. Tennessee Tech is investigating the matter.

4. Berkeley Seeks Employee to Run ‘Climate Healing Circles' with ‘BIPOC' Activists | Campus Reform

The University of California, Berkeley, is in need of a "Wellness and Environmental Justice Coordinator" to conduct "climate healing circles" and coordinate "meet-ups with Bay Area QT+ and BIPOC climate activists." The part-time job pays between $23.95 and $25.34 per hour.:snip:

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The worst examples of critical race theory in schools

Critical race theory, a radical school of academic thought that centers an individual's ethnic background in most discussions, has swept the country's primary schools.

In both public and private institutions, children are regularly subjected to lessons about systemic racism, the evils of "whiteness," and their country's wickedness.

Below you can find some of the worst excesses of critical race theory:

 

Earlier this year, a whisteblower uncovered a fifth grade social studies lesson in Philadelphia which asked students to celebrate the "black communist" Angela Davis. Students were asked to act out "free Angela Davis" rallies, demanding that the government release the Black Panther from prison on charges of murder, conspiracy, and kidnapping.

The Philadelphia public school system released an "Antiracism Declaration" last summer which said educators must "no longer be passive or disjointed in [their] approach."

"...Race is the social construction that set the foundation and built the infrastructure for the United States we know today," the memo read. "Racism is the root of all other forms of injustice and provides the nourishment needed for other systems of oppression to thrive. As such, in order to destroy the tree, we cannot simply pick at the leaves or chop away at the trunk, we must destroy the root."

2. BLM's Buffalo soldiers:snip:

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Parents Revolt After Texas’s No. 1 School District Tries To Institutionalize Racism

 

A suburb of Dallas, Texas has exploded into national media coverage and arrests of school board members after parents found out what their schools have been teaching in the name of “racial justice.” They’re fighting back with lawsuits and challengers for two school board seats in an election that finishes May 1.

Carroll Independent School District of Southlake is the top-achieving school district in Texas. It has no racial achievement gaps, which is nearly unheard of. That’s because Southlake attracts high-achieving families of all races.:snip:

 

 

 

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Virginia Dems’ ‘Social Justice’ Math Curriculum Reinvigorates GOP Gov Hopefuls Dem-controlled Board of Education moves to eliminate most accelerated math offerings

 

A Democratic plan to eliminate most advanced math courses in search of "equity" has reinvigorated Virginia Republicans, who are focusing on education as they work to retake the governor's mansion in November.:snip:

 

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Virginia Dems’ ‘Social Justice’ Math Curriculum Reinvigorates GOP Gov Hopefuls Dem-controlled Board of Education moves to eliminate most accelerated math offerings

 

A Democratic plan to eliminate most advanced math courses in search of "equity" has reinvigorated Virginia Republicans, who are focusing on education as they work to retake the governor's mansion in November.:snip:

 

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Where were these people when I was trying (and Failing Miserably) to learn Algebra?

"You WILL Learn Mathematics...or else!"

Sister Margret 5th grade.

God Bless Those Nuns! :wub:

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Agitators Get Dirty To Push Institutional Racism In Texas’s No. 1 School District

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Turning Kids into Criminals Over Insults

Carroll’s 2018 “Cultural Competence Action Plan,” or CCAP, included teaching children in “each grade” to see each other in racial terms and be treated according to skin color. It included a “tip line” for students to complain about each other as part of “an equity and inclusion grievance process system through which students can report instances of discrimination and other events that inhibit progress toward cultural competence goals.”

Students reported by fellow students were to have their “microaggressions and discriminatory behaviors” logged in their permanent digital records. In an application for $382,000 in state crime victim grants, the district claimed microaggressions by minors are “crimes” that merit not only maintaining a lifelong digital record but also possibly interaction with the criminal justice system. That could, of course, create even more detailed records to publicize when students participate in the political process as adults.

In the application, the district claimed slurs and other mean comments from children cause “psychological and mental traumatic injuries” and that when they occur, “ALL students become traumatized and victims” (emphasis original). The state denied the grant.:snip:

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This Week In Campus Insanity Vol. 42

6. Yale Sociology Prof Says Christian Homeschooling is ‘Vector of White Christian Nationalism' | Campus Reform

Yale University sociology professor Philip Gorski said "there is undoubtedly an overlap between Christian nationalists and Christian homeschoolers." Homeschooling "carries with it assumptions about nativism, white supremacy, authoritarianism, patriarchy, and militarism," according to a graphic he tweeted.

5. Virginia Tech Student Forced Off Soccer Team for Refusing to Kneel, Files Lawsuit | Young America's Foundation

Former Virginia Tech University soccer player Kiersten Hening refused to kneel before a game in September for the reading of a "unity statement." Hening's coach allegedly verbally attacked her during halftime and benched her. Hening left the team and is suing for damages. 

4. CBC Features Author Who Writes About Blowing Up and Gassing White People During ‘Race War' | Post Millennial

Author and Barnard College professor Ben Philippe read an excerpt from his book, Sure, I'll Be Your Black Friend, on CBC's the Q. Philippe discussed gassing white people during the "crescendo" of the race war and read a selection from his book: "I'll smile as we raise glasses to your good, white health, while the detonator blinks under the table, knowing the exits are locked and air vents filled with gas.:snip:

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Doesn't add up: CA seeks end of advanced math in name of social justice

 

The California Department of Education’s 2021 mathematics framework seeks to end accelerated math opportunities for gifted students due to racial disparities in “gifted” math programs.

“In California in 2004-2014, 32% of Asian American students were in gifted programs, compared with 8% of White students, 4% of Black students, and 3% of Latinx students,” reads the text of the new framework.

In response to these apparent inequities, the framework recommends doing away with the accelerated math track the state’s middle school students can currently choose. Under the current system, gifted math students could take both Math 7 and 8 in 7th grade, allowing them to take Algebra 1 in 8th grade. This track puts such students on a pathway to take Calculus by 12th grade, setting the stage for them to take more advanced math courses in college.

The framework argues California’s public schools should do away with grouping students by ability, instead “districts and schools must confront the structural inequities of tracking and ability grouping, and to strengthen their efforts to support all students learning along a common pathway.”:snip:

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‘Two Genders’: Teacher Sounds Off On ‘Ridiculous’ Gender Identity Lessons At School Board Meeting In Louisiana

Jonathan Koeppel, a Louisiana high school teacher that went viral last month after objecting to his school’s gender theory curriculum, spoke with the Daily Caller about his experience protesting the radical lessons.

Koeppel spoke out against gender identity education during an April school board meeting. Koeppel criticized an application used in school by students called “Brain Pop” for teaching about gender identity and personal pronouns.

“Who gave permission to talk about this? There’s two genders,” said Koeppel during the meeting. “I’m not going to work in a district that’s okay with that.”

Koeppel played for the board a lesson from “Brainpop” that was teaching students to refer to their friends as “they” if you were unsure of friends’ gender:snip:

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This Week in Campus Insanity Vol. 43

6. Yale Researcher Gives New Ant Species a ‘Non-Binary’ Scientific Name | The College Fix 

Yale taxonomy expert Douglas Booher suggested adding the "gender non-binary identifier ‘they’" as a suffix to the name of a recently discovered ant species, Strumigenys ayersthey. While species names typically end with either a masculine or feminine suffix, Booher intended to honor gay rights activist Jeremy Ayers with the plural pronoun.

5. U. Wisconsin-Milwaukee Workshop Helps Participants To ‘Confront Whiteness’ | The College Fix

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee hosted "Reflective Justice" experts Lisa Anderson-Levy and Catherine Orr, professors at Beloit College, to teach students how to "confront whiteness." The discussion was part of the university’s "Honors Antiracism Event" series.

4. Tulane Hosts Anti-Racism Teach-in With Profs Divided by Race | Campus Reform

Tulane University’s "Anti-Racism and Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Teach-in" for faculty was divided by "affinity group" during the lunchtime session. The first registrants received a free face mask "with the 5 Anti-Racist and EDI Teach-In key learning goals" as well as a free copy of "antiracist" scholar Ibram X. Kendi’s Be Antiracist workbook.:snip:

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