Education
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May 18th, 2016
The Obama administration’s bathroom directive, ordering local school districts to allow transgender students to use the restrooms of their choice, has caught congressional Republicans off guard. The response has been a mix of pessimism, frustration, and a call for the states to defy the directive at the local level. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., ventured into the fray Tuesday with a...
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January 14th, 2016
Congress has repealed the No Child Left Behind Act only to replace it with a far worse centralized control of education — Every Student Succeeds Act. Congress has admitted that Common Core now will be federal law and that it is not about academic learning but rather changing the beliefs, values, behavior, and worldviews of students.  In a nutshell, the...
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November 25th, 2015
Watching student protests spread like wildfire across college campuses nationwide, a former Harvard Law School professor of 50 years is speaking out, warning that students are “moving to the absurd,” and faculty and administrators are doing nothing to stop it. “It’s gotten to the point where it is so abused and so hypocritical, and yet nobody is concerned,” Alan Dershowitz...
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November 18th, 2015
On campus, social norms no longer apply. The university, long exempted from social norms and rules, has gone wild in the 21st century — or rather, regressed to pre-puberty. The University of Missouri campus police now request that students — a group not known for polite vocabulary — call law enforcement if someone disparages them with hurtful names. On the...
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November 11th, 2015
Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Tuesday soft-pedaled the “not great news” that scores on the National Assessment of Education Progress (i.e., the “nation’s report card”) declined this year for the first time since 1990. We once hoped that education would be a bright spot of the Obama Presidency, but it appears that student learning has stalled. The Administration says the...
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November 11th, 2015
By Jason Riley – http://www.wsj.com The term “soccer mom”—political shorthand for the upscale suburban women President Clinton courted so successfully in the 1990s—may have fallen out of use with the Beltway set in more recent years, but this swing voting bloc is still around. Just ask Arne Duncan. As President Obama’s education secretary and the administration’s head cheerleader for the...
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October 7th, 2015
A big pink bus made a big statement at UNC on Tuesday: The fight to defund Planned Parenthood is strong and present. Students for Life of America is on a weeklong bus tour to college campuses around the country, coordinating with campus Students for Life organizations. Arina Grossu, director of the Family Research Council’s Center for Human Dignity, said this...
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August 14th, 2015
Don’t fall for the myth that courts have expelled religion from public schools.  They have not!  Courts—including the U.S. Supreme Court—have granted broad religious freedom in public schools.  So has the U.S. Department of Education. To help people of faith know and exercise those rights, the legal experts at Liberty Institute created free, easy-to-understand back-to-school resources for students and teachers...
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August 14th, 2015
JACKSON, Tenn.—Union University has informed the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) that it will withdraw from the coalition in the wake of two member schools changing their hiring policies to include same-sex couples. CCCU president Shirley Hoogstra and board chairman Charles Pollard, who also serves as president of John Brown University, received a letter from Union president Dub...
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August 7th, 2015
On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, President Obama covered a variety of issues during his State of the Union address, but America’s College Promise stuck out to many Americans desirous of free community college. “Put simply: what I’d like to do is to see the first two years of community college free for everybody who’s willing to work for it. That’s...
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