schools

Public School Demands Patriotic Global Citizen Alliance From Kids

Two days into the start of my daughter’s 7th grade school year, she brought home a document that triggered a bit of an apoplectic, expletive-laden meltdown for me, and it was all centered around one word – Patriotism. The document was a form the school wanted me to sign acknowledging my receipt of something called…

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School Board Under Fire After ‘Transgender Reveal’ Leaves Students Confused About Who They Are

Angry parents gathered Monday night to protest a California teacher that read transgender books to her kindergarteners and encouraged a clothes-changing demonstration, saying it was inappropriate to vividly portray transgenderism to such young children. In an alleged attempt to introduce a diversity of opinion, the Rocklin Academy teacher read the kindergarteners two books on transgenderism…

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Is Choosing to Be a Victim a Taboo Subject?

Some people apparently think there are no fake victims, only real ones. They believe that if all the oppression in the world were magically lifted tomorrow, people would suddenly become independent. This is not my conclusion. When I went to junior high school (it wasn’t “middle school” then and “junior” wasn’t considered a dangerous pejorative…

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‘Stormtrooper’ Sparks Evacuation of US High School on Star Wars Day

A student dressed as a Stormtrooper on ‘Star Wars Day’ sparked the evacuation of a Wisconsin High School as well as the lockdown of a nearby Middle School and Community Center. The incident happened at Ashwaubenon High School, Green Bay, Thursday morning when a parent, apparently oblivious to the ‘Star Wars’ fan day, raised the…

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Logic and Non-Logic in Education

In two of my collections, The Matrix Revealed and Power Outside The Matrix, I include basic training in the art of logic and more advanced critical analysis. The basic fact is: students in schools are rarely taught how to follow a line of reasoning from beginning to end. Nor do they practice analyzing half-formed, faulty…

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