Archive for the ‘Schools & Colleges’ Category

June 14th, 2023 - 1:00 am § in Schools & Colleges

Even straight kids can be victims of anti-trans hate

No kid is safe from anti-LGBQT hate, not even straight kids. This incident happened in Canada, but it’s going to happen here too, wait and see. A 9-year-old fourth grade girl was competing in an elementary school track meet at Kelowna, British Columbia, when a grandfather began yelling at her.[...]

June 5th, 2023 - 10:56 pm § in Law and Courts, Religion, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Oklahoma board votes to use public funds for Catholic education

An Oklahoma state school board has approved “the first publicly funded religious school in the nation, despite a warning from the state’s attorney general that the decision was unconstitutional,” ABC News reported on Monday, June 5, 2023 (read story here). “The Statewide Virt[...]

June 2nd, 2023 - 10:26 pm § in Politics, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

If you pass a law against climate change, it’ll happen anyway

State Sen. Jerry Cirino (photo, left; profile here), an Ohio Republican, is sponsoring a bill that “designates climate policy as a ‘controversial belief or policy.’” On a purely abstract plane, a climate “belief or policy” could be controversial if, say, it posits tha[...]

May 25th, 2023 - 5:24 pm § in Law and Courts, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Threaten gays, go to jail

A grand jury has indicted a New York woman for making phone threats to several Denver-area LGBQT businesses shortly after the Club Q shooting (read story here). Sharon Robinson, 40, was arrested for calling four businesses and saying she was going to “shoot them up” and they were “[...]

May 21st, 2023 - 1:32 am § in Schools & Colleges

Why not just respect people for who they are?

In Mississippi, a school district barred a trans girl from her high school graduation unless she dressed like a boy. A federal judge appointed by Trump upheld the district’s decision. (See story here). In New York, a private Christian college fired two dormitory supervisors for adding gender i[...]

May 20th, 2023 - 12:11 am § in News Media, Schools & Colleges

Does this story have only one side?

J’den McAdory of Severn, Maryland, doesn’t like a new gun control law recently signed by Gov. Wes Moore, so he protested by parading with an AR-15 at an elementary school bus drop-off site. A news reporter tweeted: And he’s catching flak. Former Biden press secretary Jen Psaki sai[...]

May 17th, 2023 - 9:03 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Racism, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Not racist, just mentally lazy?

His Wikipedia biography, at the moment, says: “Jeffrey C. McNeely is a racist Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives who has represented the 84th district (including parts of Iredell County) since 2019.” It appears to have been modified by a member of th[...]

May 17th, 2023 - 12:56 am § in Politics, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Why there’s a teacher shortage

Sarah Bonner taught middle school students in Heyworth, Illinois for 20 years. Like any good teacher, she encouraged her students to read. She celebrated books, and held “Reading Mondays” in her classroom. But when she held up a popular book titled “This Book Is Gay” (read de[...]

May 2nd, 2023 - 6:37 pm § in Politics, Racism, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Colorado school proves CRT is true

Critical race theory (CRT) argues racism is systemic in the U.S. That perhaps varies from place to place, but school officials in Douglas County, Colorado, leave no doubt it’s systemic in their schools, and they’re part of it. “The racism experienced by a family in the Douglas Coun[...]

April 20th, 2023 - 1:17 pm § in Politics, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Why I prefer career politicians

Some people, mostly on the right., bemoan “career” politicians and advocate for term limits. Not me. I want professional politicians in key offices. I know this will grate on some people, so let me explain. First, arguing that “career” politicians are mucking things up is a [...]