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June 30th, 2022 - 5:25 pm § in Racism, Schools & Colleges

Slavery by any other name is still slavery

Texas is some kind of unique animal, a unicorn among states, in the sense of “only in Texas …” For example, only in Texas do a dozen or more cops mill around outside a school for 70 minutes while a crazed gunman is slaughtering children in the classroom. Only in Texas do people fre[...]

June 23rd, 2022 - 2:07 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Kentucky’s “Teacher of the Year” driven out of teaching by bigots

“Kentucky’s 2022 teacher of the year, Willie Carver Jr., is leaving his K-12 post for a university job, citing anti-gay discrimination,” The Hill reported on Thursday, June 23, 2022 (read story here). He isn’t leaving Kentucky, not yet anyway, but after 17 years of teaching K-12 [...]

June 20th, 2022 - 9:27 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Schools & Colleges

How Texas plans to prevent more school shootings

“Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the Uvalde school shooter had a ‘mental health challenge’ and the state needed to ‘do a better job with mental health,'” NBC News reported on Monday, June 20, 2022. Then added, “— yet in April he slashed $211 million from t[...]

June 14th, 2022 - 2:13 am § in Schools & Colleges

“I was almost a school shooter” (video)

Is there insight to be gained by listening to someone who almost did the unthinkable? Is this man’s confession worth 7-1/2 minutes of your time? It should be, because he has a solution for school shootings. It comes at 5:45 into the video, although you should listen to what comes first. He als[...]

June 6th, 2022 - 9:18 am § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

What would a GOP-approved children’s book look like?

Republicans are making it a crime to tell black kids they’re discriminated against, though they don’t need to be told, as they see it themselves. Can’t mention LGBQT, either. For a rundown on books Republicans want to ban, go here. So what would pass muster? This would. The Amazon [...]

June 3rd, 2022 - 2:21 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

Ohio GOP passes bill requiring crotch inspections for girls’ sports

Ohio Republican legislators passed a bill late Wednesday night banning trans girls from high school and college athletics that “comes with a ‘verification process’ of checking the genitals of those ‘accused’ of being trans,” a Cleveland TV station reported on Frid[...]

June 1st, 2022 - 8:21 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Biden erases all debts of Corinthian students; no application required

For former students of the defunct Corinthian Colleges for-profit schools, student debt payments are a thing of the past. Many of those students were already eligible for debt forgiveness, but had to negotiate an application process. Not anymore. On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, the Biden administration [...]

May 28th, 2022 - 7:59 pm § in Schools & Colleges

The full story behind viral school bullying video

A Texas school is under fire for suspending an Indian student assaulted and choked by a white student in a viral video. (See, e.g., Yahoo News story here.) Shaan Pritmani, the Indian student, is portrayed as a bullying victim. The school blamed both students, but suspended him for 3 days while metin[...]

May 28th, 2022 - 12:49 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Texas school shooting response manual (nsfw)

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