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President Joe Biden’s administration is accepting new applications from parents who want to bring children as old as 20 from Central America, years after former President Donald Trump ended the program. The Central American Minors Program was launched in 2014 during...
Portland State University professor Peter Boghossian said he’s resigned from his position in an open letter and accused the college administration of creating an environment that imperils dissent. “I never once believed—nor do I now—that the purpose of instruction was to lead my...
A school district in California has placed one of its teachers on paid leave following allegations made by journalism nonprofit Project Veritas that the teacher was involved in illegal political activity in the classroom. In a statement on Wednesday, the Natomas Unified School District said...
CHICAGO—As Chicago Public Schools (CPS) plan to reopen all 638 schools for in-person classes in the fall, 80,620 students are deemed to have medium risks of not coming back, according to CPS’s analysis of attendance rates. These students were chronically absent during the last...
Oregon’s governor recently signed a bill that allows high school students to graduate without proving they can read, write, or do math. Oregon Senate Bill 744 (pdf) states that students “may not be required to show proficiency in Essential Learning Skills as a condition...
Thousands of students are leaving public schools for private schools or homeschooling in Indiana this year, according to Tony Kinnett, a curriculum developer, educator, and education policy journalist from Indianapolis, Indiana. “The numbers are unreal,” Kinnett told NTD’s “The Nation Speaks” last...
PUNTA GORDA, Fla.–The Florida Department of Education (DOE) in an emergency meeting on Friday unanimously passed two orders to prop up the state’s recently enacted Bill of Parental Rights. The first order provides a mechanism to transfer a child to a private...
A Pennsylvania school board president is facing backlash after he cut off an Iranian immigrant mother who was speaking out against the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) during a board meeting last week. Anita Edgarian, a mother of three,...
A lawsuit has been filed against Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) in Florida after two public records requests were denied regarding a list of 42 books that the requestor believes have “very pornographic” content that may be available to children as...
In this episode of Counterculture, Danielle zooms in on affirmative action at college campuses and how there is active discrimination against Asian Americans, as well as whites, in the admissions process. She interviews journalist Kenny Xu, author of “An Inconvenient Minority,” about...
Pennsylvania State University has agreed to remove a quote by Cuban communist leader Fidel Castro following a student-led campaign to take down the text from a campus building. The quote in question is printed on a wall inside Penn State’s Paul Robeson Cultural...
Over 5,000 teachers have signed a pledge at the Zinn Education Project that states they vow to continue to teach controversial critical race theory (CRT) concepts to their students, even if outlawed in their state, amid growing backlash from parents against the teaching...
A new sex education policy at Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the nation’s third-largest public school district, will provide free condoms to students as young as 10 years old. The policy (pdf), which was approved by the board of education but wasn’t fully implemented due...
The nation’s largest teachers’ union has quietly taken down a series of adopted and proposed resolutions from its website, including one that calls for the organization to defend the teaching of Marxism-rooted critical race theory (CRT) in public schools. The National Education Association...