Education

Here’s What Germany Can Teach Us About Remembering An Ugly Past (Video)

Here’s What Germany Can Teach Us About Remembering An Ugly Past (Video)

We are at an interesting time in our history. We will not soon forget the 2016 election and whatever transpired or will transpire over the next couple of years. But President Donald Trump’s ascendancy is not a historical aberration, although it may be for us. The United States has always regarded itself as a paragon […]

James Comey Has A New Gig — And It Will Probably Surprise You (VIDEO)

James Comey Has A New Gig — And It Will Probably Surprise You (VIDEO)

  Former FBI Director James Comey has been in the headlines for a long time now. Most recently for being controversially fired by President Donald Trump. Before that, he was involved in the investigation into the issue of Hillary Clinton’s email and private server, that dominated headlines right up until the 2016 election. The question […]

Atlanta School Drops The Hammer On Students Who Mocked The Holocaust (VIDEO)

Atlanta School Drops The Hammer On Students Who Mocked The Holocaust (VIDEO)

A few weeks ago, several current and former students at an elite private school in Atlanta got the bright idea to play a beer pong game that made fun of the Holocaust. They may have thought it was funny at the time, but they certainly aren’t laughing now. After school officials got wind of it, several […]

NC School Board Member Tries To Blame Dems For Racism–And Fails (TWEET)

NC School Board Member Tries To Blame Dems For Racism–And Fails (TWEET)

Lately, whenever Democrats have called for Confederate statues and monuments to be taken down, critics have harrumphed that those monuments were originally erected by Democrats–conveniently forgetting that those decisions were made in a time before the national party came to its senses on civil rights. A school board member in my hometown of Charlotte found this […]

Liberty Alumni Send Powerful Message to Trump-Worshiping University President (AUDIO/TWEETS)

Liberty Alumni Send Powerful Message to Trump-Worshiping University President (AUDIO/TWEETS)

A lot of religious right leaders have remained loyal to Donald Trump in the face of the almost daily outrages from his administration. That includes perhaps the biggest outrage of all that isn’t Russia-related–his equivocating stand on the white supremacist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. One of those so-called leaders is Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University. […]

RWNJ Radio Host Advocates Burning Down Public Schools (AUDIO)

RWNJ Radio Host Advocates Burning Down Public Schools (AUDIO)

The religious right would like us to believe that all it wants is to give Americans with “traditional values” a place at the table. But occasionally, when prominent fundies think no one else is listening, they reveal their true agenda–turning this country into a Christianized version of Taliban-era Afghanistan, or the portions of Syria and […]

Sex And The City Star Considers Throwing Her Hat In The Political Ring (VIDEO)

Sex And The City Star Considers Throwing Her Hat In The Political Ring (VIDEO)

What do Mark Zuckerberg, The Rock, Jerry Springer, Caitlyn Jenner, and Oprah all have in common? All successful, yes. All celebrities, yes. The other thing that currently binds them all, is that they are considering running for politics in some form or another. It seems the election of a person with absolutley no political or […]

Justice Department Wants To Use Funds To Eliminate Affirmative Action (VIDEO)

Justice Department Wants To Use Funds To Eliminate Affirmative Action (VIDEO)

According to the Trump administration, there’s a a serious problem plaguing our colleges and universities. It isn’t student loan debt. It isn’t campus sexual assault. It isn’t skyrocketing tuition costs. It’s the feeling among white students they’re being discriminated against. That’s right. White students feel oppressed. The system is treating them unfairly. And the administration […]

DeVos’ Civil Rights Chief: 90 Percent Of Campus Rape Claims Are ‘Bogus’ (VIDEO)

DeVos’ Civil Rights Chief: 90 Percent Of Campus Rape Claims Are ‘Bogus’ (VIDEO)

On Monday, Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) called for Betsy DeVos to remove her acting civil rights chief, Candice Jackson, for “callous” comments about campus sexual assault. Jackson said that “90 percent” of campus rape allegations: “…Fall into the category of ‘we were both drunk,’ ‘we broke up, and six months later I found myself under […]

States Sue Betsy DeVos’ Education Department Over Delaying Student Loan Protections (VIDEO)

States Sue Betsy DeVos’ Education Department Over Delaying Student Loan Protections (VIDEO)

After a few months of relative quiet, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos finds herself once again in the headlines for her conflicts of interest with for-profit colleges. The Obama Administration set in place policies requiring the U.S. Education Department to investigate loan servicing companies’ past conduct before the government awarded lucrative contracts. Those contracts were required to include certain consumer […]

Why I Wish My Fifth Graders Were Running The Country (TWEETS)

Why I Wish My Fifth Graders Were Running The Country (TWEETS)

I was a fifth grade teacher for a lot of years. I’ve spent countless hours encouraging children to be thoughtful, moral, cooperative members of our classroom community. The idea was to help young people understand their place in society. We worked on these skills every single day, all day. We learned, slowly, that we don’t have […]

Charter School Selectively Enforced Racist Hair Policy Until Twins Spoke Out (VIDEO)

Charter School Selectively Enforced Racist Hair Policy Until Twins Spoke Out (VIDEO)

These girls were banned from prom and track over their hair extensions. Meet Mya and Deanna Cook: The school policy says no hair dye or hair extensions, but the white kids were allowed to have streaks and highlights. This is completely unfair, and some are saying that it is racist because the school seems to […]

Trump Is About To Increase The Cost Of Student Loans For College (VIDEO)

Trump Is About To Increase The Cost Of Student Loans For College (VIDEO)

This fall, college students are going to be slapped with even more debt when borrowing for college. President Donald Trump has proposed eliminating subsidized federal student loans, which will significantly raise interest rates for student loans. The new rates will be: 4.45 percent for Stafford student loans; up from 3.76 percent 6 percent for Stafford […]

Bullies Find a New And Deadly Way To Target Victims–Food (VIDEOS)

Bullies Find a New And Deadly Way To Target Victims–Food (VIDEOS)

We’ve all heard stories about kids literally being hounded to suicide by long and sustained campaigns of bullying. But The Washington Post recently uncovered a scary phenomenon in which bullying can kill–literally. In recent years, a number of bullies have targeted kids with food allergies by using their allergies against them. As early as 2010, […]

WATCH: Betsy DeVos Speaks About School Choice – Skimps On The Details

WATCH: Betsy DeVos Speaks About School Choice – Skimps On The Details

This week, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos gave a speech at the American Federation for Children Summit 2017. She keeps talking about school choice, but she seems to be skimping on the details of how that will work. She said: “We must offer the widest number of quality options to every family and every child. We […]

Tomi Lahren Decided To Lecture Notre Dame ‘Snowflakes’–It Did Not End Well For Her (TWEETS)

Tomi Lahren Decided To Lecture Notre Dame ‘Snowflakes’–It Did Not End Well For Her (TWEETS)

On Sunday, dozens of graduating students at Notre Dame University walked out when the person speaking at their commencement ceremony, Mike Pence, began his address. If you missed it, here’s video: The students said they were expressing their disagreement with the Trump-Pence administration, and they certainly had every right to do what they did. But […]

Teacher Blasts Education Secretary Betsy DeVos In Open Letter: ‘You Are Who We Thought You Were’

Teacher Blasts Education Secretary Betsy DeVos In Open Letter: ‘You Are Who We Thought You Were’

From the moment she was nominated by Donald Trump to serve as Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos has been under fire from those concerned that her unorthodox views on how to best educate students could wind up creating two separate systems: One for the wealthy and another for everyone else. Teachers were especially opposed to […]

‘Academic Freedom’ Education Bills Gaining Momentum In The US (VIDEO)

‘Academic Freedom’ Education Bills Gaining Momentum In The US (VIDEO)

A new series of bills passing in various states around the country are calling for “academic freedom,” which sounds good and all. However, these bills are being used to teach that creationism and evolution are both equally valid theories. They want to allow teachers to present all sides of controversial issues such as evolution and […]

NC Repubs Punish Kids Because Dems Tried To Give Them Better Lives (TWEETS)

NC Repubs Punish Kids Because Dems Tried To Give Them Better Lives (TWEETS)

The Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly may have set the standard for legislative pettiness and vindictiveness last year. When Charlotte passed an ordinance giving transgender individuals the right to use the bathroom matching their gender identity, the state legislature responded by ramming through a monstrously homophobic and discriminatory response–the now-infamous House Bill 2. And […]

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