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Current Edition: Summer 2020

School Lockdown Employing
‘Pediatric Panic Porn’?

     U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director, Dr. Anthony Fauci, a top advocate of America’s draconian lockdowns during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, believes children should continue to be kept out of school until an “effective vaccine” is available.

     During his testimony at a May 12 Senate hearing, Fauci said that “even at the top speed we’re going we don’t see a vaccine playing in the ability of individuals to get back to school... What they really want is to know if they are safe…” This alarmist position of Fauci, unsupported by the facts but trumpeted by the liberal media, prompted the coining of the term “pediatric panic porn(ography)”.

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New Title IX Regs Correct Obama-Era Bias

On May 5, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education under Betsy DeVos and President Trump issued new rules governing Title IX, the federal law passed in 1972 to address discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded educational institutions. The new rules were adopted to address the Obama-era edicts that, according to George Leef of the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, “dramatically changed the way [sexual assault or harassment] cases were handled by stacking the deck against accused students, almost always male.” The Obama administration regulations mandated that sexual misconduct cases be treated differently than all other discrimination cases, although Title IX allows institutions to treat them all the same.

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Cuomo & Gates ‘Reimagine’ Education
in New York

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced a plan to rethink or “reimagine” brick-and-mortar education when schools reopen in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. His partner? Bill Gates, whose educational initiatives, such as the much-despised Common Core standards, have proven to be abysmal failures.

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Abolish the Family to Save the Children?

Yes, says Tom Lindsay, Forbes Magazine contributor and former college administrator and professor of political science. He charges that Harvard Magazine took just such a position, without using those exact words, in its May-June 2020 issue when it ran an article urging a ban on homeschooling. (See also Erin Hawley’s essay in the "Be Our Guest" section)

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