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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)”.
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.More
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.More
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)More
The (Mostly) True Story of Taylor Swine the Political Pig
Barbara Anderson - author, Rachel Gasper - illustrator, Archway Publishing, 2018, Paperback $14.99, Hardcover $21.99
Herbert J. Walberg and Joseph L. Bast, The Heartland Institute 2014, $14.95
- The Chinese-owned social media video-sharing platform, TikTok, mostly used by schoolchildren for creating music videos, is under fire by a coalition of privacy, education and parental organizations.
- Referring to racial unrest in the U.S. and some European countries, French President Emmanuel Macron vowed that his country “would not let violent rioters destroy France’s stautes” or rewrite French history.
- Following a virtual class session during the COVID-19 lockdown, a Baltimore County, Maryland school notified police that someone had observed a BB gun in a student’s bedroom.
- An Oregon high school football coach who prevented a possible school shooting by disarming a gunman was honored in April for his heroism.
- There’s no tolerance in academia for any real diversity on college campuses, claims an Ivy League Professor.
Be Our Guest:
Contributing Author Essays
Why Banning Homeschooling Is An Idiotic And Unconstitutional Idea
by Erin Hawley
To Teach His Own: The Rise of Homeschooling
by Tony Perkins