Kuwait Activists Combat Rise in Banning of Books

KUWAIT CITY – In 2014, the Kuwaiti press hailed Gabriel Garcia Marquez as a literary “giant”. But since his death, the Colombian writer and a slew of others have been banned as censorship takes root in the Gulf state.

Visitors look at exhibits during the 35th Kuwait International Book Fair on Thursday, October 14, 2010 in Mishref Fair Grounds, Kuwait. This year's edition of the fair is surrounded by controversy over the amount of censorship applied by the government on publishers. (AP Photo/Gustavo Ferrari)

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.

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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.

Chinese police arrest 46 after violent protest over schooling

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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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