Tag: Education

What shutdown? Frustrated voters shrug as pols point fingers

David Perdue Slams ‘Unacceptable’ Short-Term Spending Bill

Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) slammed the Senate’s “unacceptable” short-term continuing resolution (CR) on Tuesday. The CR would prevent President Donald Trump’s potential shutdown threat over partial border wall funding.

Education is a sensitive subject in modern-day China

Mob Hurls Bricks at Police as Hundreds Protest Failing School System in China

A protest against problems with the education system in the southern Chinese city of Leiyang turned violent on Sunday, with bottles, bricks, and firecrackers reportedly thrown at police by a crowd of 600 demonstrators. The police detained 46 people and said only one of them was actually the parent of a school-age child.

Betsy DeVos Scolds

DeVos Wants U.S. to Adopt European Education Policies

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says switching to the type of education and workforce development policies embraced by countries such as Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the U.K. would “help catch us up” to students in other countries.

Homeschooling

John Cox: Expand Charter Schools and Encourage Homeschooling

“This is absolutely criminal to deprive our children of the education they deserve,” he continued. “The extra tax money that they passed in prop 30 it’s not going into the classroom; it’s going to administrators and pensions. We need to get that money into the classroom and we need to give our children and our parents the education they deserve and that includes building more charters and giving parents choice and encouraging homeschooling.”

Homeschooling

Homeschooling Thriving in Face of Attacks

Homeschooling families have not only thrived in the face of attacks by progressive government bureaucrats and teachers’ unions, they have also increased in numbers.

Charlotte Anderson Elementary School

Lesbian Teacher Sues Texas School District for Discrimination

A lesbian teacher sued a Texas school district, alleging discrimination. The district suspended her earlier this year after a parent’s complaint accused her of discussing her sexual orientation with elementary school students.

Journalist Who Posted Teens’ Pre-Prom Prayer Pic Faces Backlash

Journalist Who Posted Teens’ Pre-Prom Prayer Pic Faces Backlash

A journalist who posted a picture of a group of teenagers praying in a restaurant before prom is getting some heat from Facebook users who argued the kids were not necessarily “nice” just because they were praying in the picture.

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Increased Federal Role in Education Fails to Improve U.S. Student Performance

“A disturbing pattern is that academically weak students became weaker in most grades and subjects, while academically stronger students became even stronger,” Ze’ev Wurman, a former George W. Bush administration education department adviser, said in comments to Breitbart News.

President Barack Obama takes questions from first grade students during a classroom visit at Gen. Clarence Tinker elementary school at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Obama is returning to Washington after visiting US Central Command (CentCom) and was updated on the ongoing military campaigns in Iraq …

Obama Supporters Rush to Save His ‘Dangerous’ School Leniency Policy for Minority Students

As U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was meeting behind closed doors with educators and parents to re-evaluate the Obama-era school leniency policy of reducing reports of violent behavior committed by minority students, left-wing media and politicians were touting a new report that noted black students, boys, and students identified as “disabled” are disciplined at higher rates.