High School

Elite Prep Schools Turn to Critical Race Theory to ‘Decenter Whiteness’

Fieldston School, an elite prep school in New York City, has renamed “Newton’s laws” to “the three fundamental laws of physics” in order to “decenter whiteness” from physics. At elite high schools around the country, including Harvard-Westlake in Los Angeles, efforts to build Critical Race Theory are well underway. One Harvard-Westlake parent reported that her mixed-race child came home from school and told her: “”Mom, I just found out I’m a racist and I prefer white Europeans.”

Harvard-Westlake School

High School Bans Yearbook Picture of Student with American Flag Draped Over Her Shoulders

Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane, Washington, rejected a student’s yearbook picture because she posed with an American flag draped over her shoulders. A statement from the school claims the decision was not made against what the flag represents, but out of respect: “We respect our flag as much as any school in the area and were concerned that in the photo submitted it was being used as a prop in the photo and was not being afforded appropriate regard.”

Yearbook picture with American Flag

Florida High School Rehires Principal Fired for Defending Holocaust Denial

A Florida high school principal fired for refusing to admit that the Holocaust is a historical fact was rehired by Spanish River High School in Boca Raton this week based on a 4-3 vote by the school board. Principal William Latson was fired last year after he told a parent that “not everyone believes the Holocaust happened.” Latson will also receive $152,000 in back pay as part of the agreement. 

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Survey: College Makes Young Americans Less Patriotic

A new survey commissioned by the Young America’s Foundation called the Youth Patriotism Index revealed that American colleges and universities are contributing to making students less patriotic. According to the survey, high school students are much more likely than college students to be proud to live in the United States.

Trevor Tovsen, center, with the University of Maryland College Republicans, says the Pledge of Allegiance, during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at National Harbor, Md., Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, where President Donald Trump is expected to speak. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Vermont High School Principal Suspended After Criticizing Black Lives Matter

Windsor High School Principal Tiffany Riley has beensuspended this week in response to comments she made about the Black Lives Matter movement. Riley sparked controversy in the community when she criticized Black Lives Matter and advocated on behalf of law enforcement and equity for all. The Mount Ascutney School District called Riley’s remarks tained by “ignorance, prejudice, and lack of judgment.”

People shout slogans and hold placards, on June 1, 2020, in downtown Las Vegas, as they take part in a "Black lives matter" rally in response to the recent death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while in police custody. - Thousands of National Guard troops patrolled …

Coronavirus Vampires: Teens Stay Up All Night, Sleep All Day During Lockdown

According to a recent report from the Wall Street Journal, teens across the United States are becoming almost nocturnal during the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. Teenagers have adopted “vampire schedules” of staying up all night gaming and watching videos, then sleeping well into the day as they aren’t required to attend school in the morning.

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