Education

Homework Assignment At Kentucky Christian School: Write A Letter Telling Your Friend To Stop Being Gay

The Louisville Courier-Journal reports: A homework assignment given to several middle-schoolers at Christian Academy of Louisville encourages students to persuade an imaginary friend to reject homosexuality. The assignment, which was due Thursday, came to the light Friday, when JP Davis, a Kentucky-based business owner, posted screenshots of the assignment on social media. CAL officials confirmed the assignment late Friday afternoon. …

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Texas Teacher Claims She Was Fired For Proselytizing

Waco’s ABC News affiliate reports: “I should never have to apologize for Christ,” said Nellie Parrish, a fourth-grade teacher at Wylie Independent School District. Now, the 20-year veteran teacher is questioning why she won’t be in a classroom next year. “I had two complaints that were brought up to me from the principal, one was over prayer,” Parrish said. Parrish …

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Florida High School Students Defeat Attempt To Censor “Don’t Say Gay” Protest Photos In Yearbook [VIDEO]

Click Orlando reports: The yearbook controversy has come to an end. Lyman High School students will receive a complete yearbook — without covered photos and captions. The Seminole County Public Schools board voted unanimously Tuesday night to put disclaimer stickers in the yearbook instead of covering three photos from a student-led walkout with stickers. Students were upset after school officials …

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FL Reinstates Math Books Now Scrubbed Of “Wokeness”

The Washington Post reports: After Florida education officials rejected a number of math textbooks over alleged “woke content,” some of the books have been reinstated. The Florida Department of Education announced Thursday that nine books were added back to an adoption list of instructional materials for math after publishers removed prohibited topics from the text. “Publishers are aligning their instructional …

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Fox Host Calls For Abolishing Department Of Education

“Look, I don’t even believe there even should be a federal Department of Education. Let the money follow the kids. “How much better could education be in the inner cities if that money actually went to educating kids and giving the resources to those kids and creating these opportunity zones that Sen. Tim Scott talks about? “But no, it’s going …

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Satanic Temple Sues After School Bans “Satan Club”

Harrisburg’s CBS News affiliate reports: Just days after being voted down from having an After School Satan Club, The Satanic Temple is filing for a civil law suit against the elementary school, according to Mathew Kezhaya who serves as the general counsel for The Satanic Temple. Kezhaya says the main issues to be litigated is whether the school board was …

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Florida Atheist Petitions To Have Bible Banned From Schools Due To Its Depictions Of Rape And Bestiality

The Miami New Times reports: Since July of 2021, more than 200 books have been banned in various school districts across Florida, the state with the third-highest number of school book banning incidents in the U.S. With that in mind, local political stunt activist Chaz Stevens of Deerfield Beach has taken it upon himself to add another book to the …

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DeSantis Signs Tenure Bill To Punish “Woke” Professors

The Tampa Bay Times reports: Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed a bill that makes it harder for faculty at state universities to retain tenure, framing the legislation as another way that he and the Legislature are working to prevent educators from bringing their political views into the classroom. In a wide-ranging news conference at The Villages that took swings …

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Brooklyn Public Library Fights Book Bans With Free Access To 350,000 E-Books For Teenagers Nationwide

Changing America reports: The Brooklyn Public Library is trying to fight back against a spike in censorship and book bans in the United States by making its resources available to teens and young adults across the country. On Wednesday, the library launched a new program entitled Books UnBanned, that allows 13 to 21 year olds to apply for a free …

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Libraries Report Record Number Of Challenged Books

The Hill reports: Parents and political groups lodged complaints against nearly 1,600 books in more than 700 libraries and library systems across the country in 2021, a new record of conservative activism that largely targeted tomes involving race, gender and the LGBTQ community, a new report has found. The American Library Association (ALA) said in its annual assessment that twice …

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Atheist Group Wins $90K Settlement For Student Bullied By HS Teacher For Sitting Out The Pledge Of Allegiance

Click Houston reports: A former Klein ISD student has won a $90,000 settlement years after a lawsuit was filed claiming she was subjected to harassment and discrimination for sitting out the Pledge of Allegiance, according to the civil rights group American Atheists. “I’m glad that the defendant finally made the smart decision and settled the case before we went to …

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VA Schools Urge Gov To Scrap Teacher Snitch Line

The Washington Post reports: All 133 Virginia public school division superintendents have urged Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) to scrap the “tip line” set up to let parents complain about teachers and principals and have asked him to stop his campaign against the teaching of “divisive” content in schools. The superintendents voiced their concerns in a letter Thursday to Jillian Balow, …

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Human Rights Campaign Rejects $5M Donation From Disney Until The Company Takes “Meaningful Action”

Via press release from the Human Rights Campaign: After remaining silent as the bill made its way through the Florida state legislature over the past few weeks, [Disney CEO Bob] Chapek spoke out against pending anti-LGBTQ+ legislation and spoke up for LGBTQ+ people in Florida and across the country. In his statement, Chapek shared that Disney recently joined more than …

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“Vegan” Adams May Ban Chocolate Milk In Schools

Patch New York reports: A bipartisan group of New York City’s congressional representatives this week tried to moooo-ve Mayor Eric Adams to reconsider a potential chocolate milk ban. Children who drink flavored milk consume more nutrients than non-milk drinkers, among other health benefits extolled in a letter written and signed by the delegation — and published on the National Milk …

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Florida Senate Approves “Don’t Say Gay” School Bill

The Associated Press reports: The Florida Senate on Tuesday passed controversial legislation that regulates lessons about sexual orientation and gender identity in public school classrooms, despite concerns from activists and student groups that argued the bill would have a chilling impact on gay, lesbian and transgender students. The legislation, which Florida Democrats and LGBTQ activist refer to as the “Don’t …

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FL Students Walk Out Over “Don’t Say Gay” [VIDEO]

First Coast News reports: Students across Florida protested the ‘Don’t Say Gay bill’ Thursday by walking out of their classrooms, according to multiple sources. The walk-out protests happened across the state at noon. “With the internet access that children have today, there are children that age asking questions, trying to figure out what it is, even if they don’t know …

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NY State To End School Mask Mandate On Wednesday

The New York Daily News reports: New York state’s mandate requiring mask use at schools will end on Wednesday, Gov. Hochul said Sunday. She cited steep declines in COVID numbers in announcing the move. Cities and counties can keep mask mandates in place as they see fit, she added. On Friday, Mayor Adams announced the end of mandatory mask use …

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Christians Seek To Block OH Sex Abuse Prevention Bill

The Columbus Dispatch reports: The Ohio House approved a bill that would require school districts to teach child sexual abuse prevention in kindergarten through sixth grade classrooms and sexual violence prevention in grades 7-12. The vote was opposed by only eight Republicans. Sponsors say the bipartisan bill has enough support to pass the GOP-controlled Senate and move to Gov. Mike …

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Former Trump Agriculture Secretary Named As Sole Finalist To Be Chancellor Of Georgia Public Universities

The New York Times reports: Georgia’s public university system said on Tuesday that former Gov. Sonny Perdue was its sole finalist to become chancellor, a choice that has outraged some professors and led a regional agency to threaten the accreditation of the 26-school system. The likely appointment of Mr. Perdue, a Republican, comes during a volatile time in Georgia politics, …

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Five Texas Christian School Employees Jailed For Failing To Report Sexual Assault Of Student Athlete [VIDEO]

Odessa’s NBC News affiliate reports: Five people were in jail after Midland Police made arrests at Midland Christian School Wednesday morning. According to the Midland Police Department, three administrators and two coaches at Midland Christian School were arrested and charged with Failure To Report With Intent To Conceal Neglect Or Abuse. The assault reportedly took place at Christensen Stadium around …

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