By David E. Smith | 01.08.21Despite the COVID-19 lockdown, Illinois House members are headed to Springfield for a Lame Duck session. State Senator Kimberly Lightford (D-Chicago) is working to expand the state's compulsory school attendance laws, and in the process, diminish the rights of parents. In February 2019, she introduced a bill to lower the mandatory age for school attendance in Illinois from 6 to 5 years of age. This bill passed the Illinois Senate and is now pending in the Illinois House.
By Kathy Valente | 01.06.21An Illinois State Board of Education committee has bypassed the legislative process with an amendment that will incorporate Identity Politics, BLM, Critical Race Theory and The 1619 Project into teacher training standards and eventually Illinois public school classrooms.
By Alex Newman | 12.28.20Over the last few generations, Christianity has declined at a massive rate in America, with millennials becoming the first generation in American history with self-proclaimed Christians in the minority. Now, the culprit is becoming clear to everyone: Government. In particular, anti-Christian, anti-God indoctrination masquerading as "public education" has been the key driver of those trends.
By Laurie Higgins | 12.21.20One of the many remarkable aspects of this time in America is that all the forces of oppression about which George Orwell warned in his novel 1984 are present and growing, and many of the oppressors can’t see it. Ironically, many of the oppressors view themselves as paragons of virtue when, in reality, they’re paragons of virtue-signaling, which constitutes a performative cloak of invisibility that conceals totalitarianism.
12.17.20Many people have homeschooling mixed up with virtual schooling. These parents are “teaching” their children via virtual school, yet commenting that they hate homeschooling! They think the two are one and the same. Unfortunately, because so many children are not performing well with virtual school, this misunderstanding between the two educational options is ripe for tarnishing the reputation of homeschooling.
By Laurie Higgins | 12.14.20Since diversity re-education is all the rage these days (and if Harris and her shadowy, confused puppet win the election will only get worse), I thought it might be helpful to publish the letter I emailed to Deerfield High School’s principal in about 2007 when I dropped out of an ongoing divisive diversity workshop due to the intolerance, close-mindedness, bigotry, and dishonesty of my un-collegial colleagues.
By Laurie Higgins | 12.08.20The state of Illinois long ago made the embarrassing leap from local joke to national joke. The Land of Lincoln is now the corrupt, insolvent, morally vacuous, leftist dystopia of U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, Springfield mob boss...
By Alex Newman | 12.01.20Schools across America are “weaponizing whiteness,” according to the scandal-plagued Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). To combat this alleged problem, teachers must let children run classrooms while indoctrinating them into hating the very foundations of the United States and viewing everything through the lens of “race,” explained the far-left hate group.
By Laurie Higgins | 11.15.20Conservative parents with kids in Illinois public schools, WAKE UP! Leftists on the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and in Springfield aren’t anywhere near done with their indoctrination mandates. A new amendment to Illinois State Board of Education teacher...
11.10.20The 1776 Commission and the executive order signed by the president of the United States are the last things being discussed right now, and understandably so. However, the 1776 Commission is more than what meets the eye. The executive order is committed to restoring an education about the founding of our nation to the frontline of the information war: our nation's schools.
By Laurie Higgins | 10.12.20Here’s a story of actual racial injustice that happened in a liberal North Shore school district: District 113. As you read this, imagine if the Hispanic community in Highland Park and Highwood, Illinois had known this story as it was...
By Micah Clark | 10.08.20Think about how Satan can desensitize people and compromise values through humor, whether it be TV sitcoms or shows that are funny, but advance lifestyles or agendas that conflict with a Christian worldview. If you recognize this, then you probably understand what The Babylon Bee does so well by making people think, through humor and satire.
By Robert Knight | 10.07.20From the president on down, we’re seeing a welcome pushback against Marxist indoctrination in our colleges, government agencies, and even the military. It had better happen soon, too, because in K-12 schools, hapless children are being subjected to the awful, anti-American 1619 Project and Black Lives Matter curricula. But at least there is movement at the top of the academic and government food chains.
By Alex Newman | 10.06.20The number of homeschooling families has doubled since the coronavirus pandemic began, surging to the point that one in ten families are now educating their children at home, according to an explosive new Gallup poll that was barely noticed. The exodus from government schools, meanwhile, continues to accelerate.
By Alex Newman | 09.30.20Americans educated by government today are, for the most part, hopelessly ignorant of their own nation’s history—and that’s no accident. They’re beyond ignorant when it comes to civics, too. On the history of the rest of the world, or the...