An old story tells of a big, successful store with a plaque in the employees’ lounge which read: “Rule #1. The customer’s always right. Rule #2. If you ever think the customer is wrong, reread Rule #1.”
I bring this up because the public school education establishment (to be distinguished from the rank and file teachers, many of whom are dedicated public servants), often treat their customers as if they’re wrong and as if the education elites know better than the dumb parents.
School choice is the ultimate answer to America’s education crisis, and there ought to be bipartisan agreement …
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Tagged American Federation of Teachers, Critical Race Theory, education choice, Family Research Council, Gary Bauer, Home School Legal Defense Association, indoctrination, Jr., Marxism, Mike Donnelly, Our American Values, Randi Weingarten, Rev. Martin Luther King, The Washington Post, Tony Perkins
According to data released by Education Week, America’s government-run schools lost almost 1.3 million students this year... The downtick was due to the Covid pandemic and its overwrought response, including draconian lockdowns and subsequent forced digital learning – mostly occurring in school districts with strong teachers unions.
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Tagged Critical Race Theory, EdChoice, Education Industrial Complex, Education savings accounts, Education Week, homeschooling, Jason Bedrick, Kerry McDonald, Mike Lee, National Assessment of Education Outcomes, Patrick Wolf, Valerie Strauss
Many parents these days find themselves asking a simple, yet important, question: What’s the point in sending my child to a Christian school when public school is far cheaper? I have often asked my parents this very question, since I have gone to a Christian school my whole life. However, as I have grown older and observed the world around me, I now see why they wanted me to attend a Christian school for all these years.
Ever since the D.C. marsh rodents regained control of both legislative chambers and the executive branch in a murkier, mustier way than usually implemented, the evening news has gone from depressing to unbearable. But just because the majority of the political marsh is dominated by R.U.O.S.’s (rodents of unusual size, hat tip Princess Bride) doesn’t mean all the Wesleys are pinned beneath them.
Stop reading for a moment. Get some popcorn and then sit back and enjoy two rousing videos of heroes pointing their sharpened spear tips right at the rhythmically contracting cardiac tissue of two government re-education camps (so much better to spear the pulsating cardiac organ of leftist schools than that of humans in their mothers’ wombs).
Three recent articles, one on NBC on June 15, one in Vanity Fair on June 16, and one on CNN on June 18, futilely attempt to recast conservative objections to the use of public schools to promote Critical Race Theory (CRT) as a “freakout,” “national panic,” “moral panic,” and “hysteria.” When leftists lack sound arguments, they resort to demagoguery. Any means to the ends of preventing conservatives from being as vocal as leftists in shaping culture are, in the narrow minds of leftists, justified.
Former U.S. Attorney General William Barr gave an outstanding speech a couple of weeks ago covering several key points on education and religious freedom. Barr raises the thought-provoking question asking if today’s public schools have become religious schools promoting the orthodoxy of secularism.
I’m half white and half black. My melanin doesn’t change my worth or my propensity to sin. Yet we live in a culture where we are told that our skin color confers upon us a status that is fixed, assigned by an elite class of humans who call themselves “scholars.” They want us to see everything through the broken lens of “race”—a human construct that has only served to dehumanize us throughout history. As a person with brown skin, I reject my assigned “status” and refuse to see everything through that distorted prism.
Posted in CRT/Racism?BLM, Marriage/Family/Culture
Tagged African American Policy Council, Alexis McGill Johnson, Booker T. Washington, Brad Sears, Charlie Dates, Critical Race Theory, Democrat Party, Dr. Carol Swain, Friedrich Engels, Henry Bomberger, Karl Marx, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Marxist Critical Theory, New York Times, Planned Parenthood, Ryan Bomberger, Ryan Scott Bomberger, Voddie Baucham
It’s a curious phenomenon that racists rarely see their own racism—the plank in their own eyes. That was true during the long, torturous days of slavery. It was true during the long torturous days of Jim Crow laws. It was true during the Civil Rights Movement. And it’s true now. No, it’s not conservatives who are spreading racism while remaining blithely blind to it. It’s Ta-Nehisi Coates, Robin DiAngelo, Nikole Hannah-Jones, and BLM who are spreading racism like manure throughout our cultural system. And it’s racist Ibram X. Kendi who sees himself as “anti-racist” and wrote,
Posted in CRT/Racism?BLM, Faith, Marriage/Family/Culture
Tagged Anthony Esolen, Black Lives Matter, Critical Race Theory, Derrick Bell, Ibram X. Kendi, Jim Wallis, Nathan Cartagena, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Robin DiAngelo, Sojourners, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Thomas Sowell, Tommy Curry, Voddie Baucham, Wheaton College
A new regulation proposed by Joe Biden’s Department of Education would further weaponize federal funding to schools in an effort to promote fraudulent history and more “Critical Race Theory” indoctrination.
A comment from Tish Harrison Warren writing in and for the increasingly disappointing Christianity Today on Jan. 7, 2021 merits revisiting now that the damage Donald Trump voters predicted if Joe Biden were elected is becoming a reality. Warren wrote,
The responsibility of yesterday’s violence must be in part laid at the feet of those evangelical leaders who ushered in and applauded Trump’s presidency. It can also sadly be laid at the feet of the white American church more broadly.
So, should responsibility for the violence in the streets in 2020 and 2021 be laid in part at the feet …
The COVID-19 school lockdowns have led children to live lives of social isolation, which have increased rates of anxiety, depression and suicide. Additionally, the learning loss has been incalculable. And now, many of those who have been able get back to in-person classes are being subjected to woke schooling and its foundational underpinning, Critical Race Theory (CRT). Those who condemn CRT pedagogy... usually comes from those who have an issue with its inherent radicalism. But what about its effects on children’s psyches?