Category: Education

Yale Pushing to Replace ‘Freshman’ with More ‘Inclusive’ Term

Yale University may soon formally replace the term “freshman” with “first-year student” in an effort to “reflect the values” of the institution. According to the The Yale Daily News, administrators are in favor of the more-inclusive alternative, though there is no clear timeline for when the official change will actually be made. Dean of Student Affairs Camille Lizarríbar, who has been at the forefront of the conversation surrounding the change, explained that she hopes the switch will be made “before the next academic year.” “I think there comes a time when you want to make sure that the way...

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Primary School Teacher Quits After Muslim Students Threaten to Behead Her

A primary school teacher in Australia recently quit her job after the Muslim children threatened to behead her. Via Heat Street: Teachers at a primary school in Sydney, Australia have been threatened with beheading and other violence from young Islamic students, prompting one of them to quit her job. Students as young as those in Year 5, according to the Daily Telegraph, are making the violent threats and pressuring others to read the Koran at Punchbowl Public School in Sydney. Documents given to the newspaper allege that three staff members have taken a leave of absence owing to stress,...

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Home Schooling Gets Degraded in Recent WaPo Article

The Washington Post Magazine‘s cover story this week is about … the horrors of home-schooling. Specifically, the horrors of “fundamentalist Christian” home-schooling. The cover illustration for the story depicts a sinister windowless log cabin that’s supposed to be your typical home school, I guess. Author Lisa Grace Lednicer’s main source for the story seems to have been an anti-home-schooling activist named Sarah Hunt, age 36, who was home-schooled herself and lived to tell the tale. Actually, Hunt seems to have done quite well for herself even though home schooling at the behest of her father had consisted “largely of...

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Government Now Indoctrinating 4-Year-Olds With Gay Education

Children as young as 4 could be exposed to explicit teaching on same-sex relationships under government plans announced today. Education Secretary Justine Greening has outlined proposals for a new statutory subject of “relationships education,” to be implemented in primary schools across England. The vague subject could open the door for children to be taught about a “bewildering array” of alternative lifestyles, causing confusion and undermining Christian values. Questions At this stage, it does not appear that parents of primary school children will be able to withdraw their children from such lessons. The government has tabled amendments to the Children...

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NYC Teachers Now Required to Address Transgender Students by “Preferred Pronouns”

The New York City Department of Education has instructed teachers and faculty to address transgender students by their preferred pronouns  — whether that be “he,” “she,” “they” or “ze.” The directive was issued on Wednesday and came in the form of a 10-page memo detailing how schools and faculty should treat transgender students. The memo states that “all students have the right to have their gender identity recognized and respected by their school community.” “Every student is entitled to be addressed by the name and pronoun that corresponds to the student’s gender identity that is consistently asserted at school,” the...

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