As of: August 16, 2022, 2022
Articles and comments on education,
particularly public schools and college.
Biden's USDA ties school lunches to gender policy
Biden's USDA Holding School Lunch Money
"Hostage" To Force Transgender Policies
June 3, 2022
administration is using lunch money to hold ‘school districts hostage,’
the head of a conservative advocacy group said in response to the
Department of Agriculture's announcement that it would require certain
schools to allow trans students to use the bathroom of their preferred
gender. Schools awarded money from the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS),
an agency within USDA, must specify in their policies that discrimination
based on gender identity and sexual orientation is prohibited, the
department announced in May. It also said allegations of such
discrimination must be investigated.
Remember the sad old
joke about "I'm from the government and I'm here to help". Another
example of the all-too-familiar process of government by bribery and
extortion. We send our tax dollars to Washington, and they turn
around and refuse to use it to our benefit unless we comply with ever more
arcane and distasteful regulations. If we want to hang ourselves,
why not cut out the middleman and buy the rope ourselves? Or,
perhaps we could tell Washington to take a hike, and buy the school
Read the complete Fox News article by Ian Prior
Minneapolis teachers' union negotiates
clause requiring WHITE educators to be laid off first regardless of
seniority to make up for 'past discriminations'
August 15, 2022
A new contract between Minneapolis' public
schools and teachers union has caused outrage as it could see senior white
teachers intentionally laid off before teachers of color.
The contract says instead of teacher layoffs
or relocations being decided based on seniority – as is typical – schools
can ignore that protocol and dismiss senior staff members if otherwise a
teacher of color would be laid off.
The agreement was reached in spring of 2022
after a two week teachers strike, and was spearheaded by Minneapolis
Federation of Teachers president Greta Callahan.
Read the complete story.