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November 18, 2021

           Finally, parents are fighting back, and I should think this is going to reverberate everywhere.

Loudoun School Board meeting erupts into shouting as parent group files petition to oust board chair

The Loudoun County School Board meeting erupted into shouting on Tuesday night after parents confronted members of the school board after the parent group Fight for Schools filed more than 2,000 signatures to remove the board chair. 

"By the way, Denise, Brenda, Ian, Atoosa, we are well over 100% of required signatures for the petitions," Megan Jenkins said during the public comment period. "So I'm not going to encourage any of you to resign because when you are recalled and removed from office, it will be much more satisfying. See you in court."

Jenkins had been referring to Board Chair Brenda Sheridan (Sterling District), Board Vice-Chair Atoosa Reaser (Algonkian District), Ian Serotkin (Blue Ridge District) and Denise Corbo, the at-large member. Ian Prior, a father and executive director at Fight for Schools, previously told Fox News that his organization had compiled all the signatures to mount legal challenges to each of those four board members, although he filed the petition to oust Sheridan on Tuesday.

In order to remove an elected official in Virginia, petitioners must acquire a number of signatures equal to 10% of the votes cast in the previous election for that office.

"I have the privilege of telling you that we are finished collecting signatures for your removal," Jessica Mendez said during the board meeting's public comment period. She said that parent organizers "sacrificed and spent countless hours away from their families, day in and day out."

"I used to think that there was no point in speaking at these meetings," Mendez added. "There was no point in trying to have a voice because you never seem to listen, anyway. But I had it all wrong. It wasn't you who needed to hear our voices. It was all those parents, grandparents and neighbors listening at home, horrified at your actions or inactions. They were the ones who needed to hear us, and they were the ones who sign petitions, see you in court." 

 
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From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member IconNov-19 7:11 AM 
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November 19, 2021

         "Schools in Los Angeles and San Diego are overhauling the traditional A-F grading system in a bid to raise student grades and eliminate racial achievement gaps."

          How do you raise students grades, if there are no grades? A far better way to raise grades, to raise them honestly that is, is to actually educate the students, and not look at their skin color or nationality.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/community-family/california-schools-ditch-a-f-grades-citing-racial-gaps-and-dropping-student-achievement

California schools ditch A-F grades, citing racial gaps and dropping student achievement

Schools in Los Angeles and San Diego are overhauling the traditional A-F grading system in a bid to raise student grades and eliminate racial achievement gaps.

A number of Southern California schools and school districts, in a bid to boost student achievement levels, have directed teachers to apply grades based on "whether students have learned what was expected of them during a course — and not penalize them for behavior, work habits and missed deadlines," the Los Angeles Times spotlighted.

Student grades have suffered nationwide as a result of school closures and online learning, and in California, only 46% of the projected class of 2022 is on track to meet the state university system’s admission requirements, compared to 59% of the class of 2019, the last full year of schooling before the pandemic.

While the pandemic caused a major drop in student achievement, the racial achievement gap between white and Asian students compared to black and Hispanic students has been a primary driver in the push for what school administrators in Los Angeles and San Diego call "equitable." "Equitable” grading practices include eliminating deadlines and allowing students to retake tests and revise essays for better grades.

LA Unified School District Chief Academic Officer Alison Yoshimoto-Towery said that traditional and commonplace grading practices “justify and to provide unequal educational opportunities based on a student’s race or class” in a letter to principals the Los Angeles Times cited.

Heavily cited in that letter was grading consultant Joe Feldman, who argued in 2019 that “equity must be part of grading reform” and that “continuing to use century-old grading practices, we inadvertently perpetuate achievement and opportunity gaps, rewarding our most privileged students and punishing those who are not.”

“When teachers include in grades a participation or effort category that is populated entirely by subjective judgments of student behavior, they invite bias into their grading, particularly when teachers come from a dominant culture and their students don’t,” Feldman wrote at the time. “Awarding points for behavior imposes on students a culturally specific definition of appropriate conduct that involves interpreting their actions through an unavoidably biased lens.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member IconNov-22 4:19 AM 
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November 22, 2021

         "The lawsuit, filed on Nov. 4, said that the suspension in September was in violation of the student’s constitutional right to free speech and the New Hampshire Bill of Rights because he expressed his religious beliefs,"

          Stating that there are "two genders" does not require religious belief.

Student suspended for 'only two genders' comment sues school

A New Hampshire student-athlete is suing his school district after he was suspended from a football game for allegedly expressing his view that there are “only two genders.”

The lawsuit, filed on Nov. 4, said that the suspension in September was in violation of the student’s constitutional right to free speech and the New Hampshire Bill of Rights because he expressed his religious beliefs, The Portsmouth Herald reported.

The plaintiff is also aiming to prohibit enforcing Exeter High School’s gender-nonconforming student’s policy because of what he says is its infringement on his First Amendment rights.

The policy says that students have the right to be addressed by a name and pronoun that relates to a student’s gender identity. It also reprimands students who intentionally and repeatedly refuse to respect another student’s gender identity.

According to the lawsuit, the suspended student had been involved in conversations surrounding Spanish language pronouns on the bus. A female student who overheard the conversation said there were more than two genders, to which the suspended student argued that there was not.

Soon after the bus incident, the lawsuit stated that the two students got into a text exchange about gender identity. Those texts were given to the administration which resulted in the one-day suspension.

But the lawsuit claims that EHS administrators did not have the right to suspend the student because his text messages, initiated by another student, were sent while off campus.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member IconNov-25 7:17 AM 
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November 25, 2021

       "'This could cause a real problem, making it part of university culture and making work in the sex industry a normalised activity..."

Durham University offering training to students on how to be a sex worker 

Durham University is offering its students online lessons on how to stay safe while working in the sex industry.

The course is being put together by the Durham Students’ Union amid rising rates of undergraduates taking work as escorts or producing explicit content online.

The sessions are designed to provide support and advice to staff and students.

However, Universities Minister, Michelle Donelan slammed the prestigious north east university.

“Any university that does this is badly failing in their duty to protect students.

“It is right that vital support is offered to women who are being exploited. However, this course seeks to normalise selling sex, which has no place in our universities.

“We know this is a sector that can target young women and students and trap them in the role.”

One Durham University student told The Times: 'This could cause a real problem, making it part of university culture and making work in the sex industry a normalised activity...

'It suggests that being an adult sex worker is another run-of-the-mill activity and is put down as an official DSU position.'

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member IconNov-28 5:56 AM 
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November 28, 2021

        I don't understand. If you can give very dangerous experimental (non) vaccines to children 5-11, why can't you give condoms to children 5-11? 

       "Schools are also expected to give information about how to use a condom that reflects inclusivity of gender identity, sexuality and ethnicity,"

        Does this mean that condoms are used differently depending on a person's gender identity, sexuality and ethnicity?

Vermont implements law allowing public schools to give condoms to students as young as 12

Vermont began rolling out a “condom availability program” last week that would allow children as young as 12 who attend Vermont public schools to get condoms upon request.

A law signed last year by pro-abortion Republican Gov. Phil Scott made Vermont the first state to have a legal mandate that public schools give out condoms to students. Planned Parenthood of New England will be distributing the condoms to the schools free of charge.

The law states, “In order to prevent unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases [STDs], each school district shall make condoms available to all students in its secondary schools, free of charge.” The law also holds school district officials and nurses responsible for the distribution of condoms, stating that they “shall determine manner in which to make condoms available to students.”

Schools are also expected to give information about how to use a condom that reflects inclusivity of gender identity, sexuality and ethnicity, as well as having trained staff on hand who can talk with students about sexual health and contraception if a student asks.

 

 
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November 29, 2021

        “The FBI spied on President Trump’s campaign. They abused the FISA process. And now they’re targeting parents,”

AG Garland Ripped After Whistleblower Exposes Tactics Against Parents

Following a whistleblower’s revelation that the FBI is utilizing counterterrorism tactics to investigate parents considered to be potential “domestic terrorists” for voicing concerns about education in their local school districts, Republicans blasted the “disgraceful” move as well as Attorney General Merrick Garland, with many calling for his immediate resignation.

The alarming allegations, which state the FBI is adding “threat tags” to parents, appear to contradict Garland’s testimony on October 21 during a House Judiciary Committee hearing in which he claimed the Department of Justice and the FBI were not using counterterrorism tools to investigate parents at school board meetings.

“The FBI spied on President Trump’s campaign. They abused the FISA process. And now they’re targeting parents,” wrote Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), a ranking member of the House Judiciary, who publicized a letter addressed to Garland detailing the whistleblower’s claims.

“As we speak, Joe Biden’s FBI is spying on parents,” tweeted out the Republican House Judiciary Committee. “All because of a letter sent from the National School Boards Association that was withdrawn.”  

“Terrifying,” the committee added.

“CONFIRMED BY WHISTLEBLOWER: The FBI used the counterterrorism division to investigate parents,” wrote House Republican Whip Steve Scalise. “These documents contradict what AG Garland told Congress under oath.”

“The Biden Administration treats parents who disagree with them like terrorists,” he added. “We can’t tolerate this.”

“The communist democrat party declared war on parents by weaponizing the ever crooked FBI,” wrote congressional candidate Josh Barnett “I’m so sick of watching our country go to _________!”

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member IconDec-2 8:53 AM 
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December 2, 2021

       "Sears continued, arguing that while there might not be lesson plans titled “Critical Race Theory,” the principles had been woven into the standard curriculum over time."

https://www.dailywire.com/news/let-me-back-up-winsome-sears-directly-challenges-dana-bash-claim-that-crt-is-not-in-virginia-curriculum

Winsome Sears Directly Challenges Dana Bash Claim That CRT Is Not In Virginia Curriculum

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Republican Virginia Lieutenant Governor-Elect Winsome Sears pushed back Sunday on CNN’s Dana Bash when the “State of the Union” host claimed that Critical Race Theory was not part of school curricula.

Bash began the segment with a question about the fact that Sears, the first black woman elected to statewide office in Virginia, had made history — and Sears, who has said several times that making history was not her goal in running for office, added that she did see the importance of being an example for those who would come after her.

Pivoting to the topic of education, Bash noted that Sears — like Republican Governor-Elect Glenn Youngkin — had voiced opposition to Critical Race Theory while on the campaign trail.

“Let’s talk about education more broadly. You opposed Critical Race Theory taught in schools which I should say is not part of Virginia’s curriculum,” Bash said. “You did say though that the good and the bad of American history should be taught, and that — we should also tell viewers you’re a former vice president of the Virginia Board of Education. Explain how you think race should be taught in Virginia public schools.”

“Well, let me back up. I beg to differ that CRT is not taught,” Sears pushed back immediately.

“I didn’t say that. I just said it’s not in the curriculum, just to be clear,” Bash clarified.

“No, no, no, no, it is part of the curriculum, it is weaved in and out of the curriculum,” Sears continued, arguing that while there might not be lesson plans titled “Critical Race Theory,” the principles had been woven into the standard curriculum over time. “In fact, in 2015, former governor, who was just defeated, McAuliffe, his state Board of Education had information on how to teach it, so it’s weaved in. So you know, it’s semantics, but it’s weaved in.”

Sears went on to say that she believed it was important to teach all of history — “the good, the bad and the ugly” — because the only way to learn from the mistakes of the past was to study them with open eyes.

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“The one thing that the slaves wanted, well, three top things, their freedom, certainly, then the next thing was they wanted to find their families and the third thing was they wanted an education, and my God, when did education become a bad word among black people? No!” Sears added, saying that she had seen the results of what a good education could do firsthand.

“Education lifted my father out of poverty when he came to America with only $1.75, education lifted me, because I have to find my own way in this world, and education will lift all of us,” she concluded.

 

 
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December 3, 2021 - ONTARIO, CANADA

        "But here we are, with the fanatics in charge..."

Teachers' union in Canada introduces 'weighted voting' for minority members

In the name of promoting racial equity in that hotbed of racism known as Canada, a labor union representing 60,000 teachers and other educational employees there has restructured its voting system to weight the votes of minority members at the expense of others, in order to ensure a particular outcome in voting on the claim of racial equity.

Here's what National Post columnist Jonathan Kay found:

What with racial blending these days, it will be interesting to see how they plan to sort their members out. Will a member with three white and one black grandparent get a quarter vote? Or will everyone go the Elizabeth Warren route and note that 1/1,024 percent of Native American ancestry? Frankly, it's none of anyone's business what someone's color is, and many people don't actually know their entire racial story. 

But here we are, with the fanatics in charge, demanding a right to place people in racial boxes the same way the plantation owners did in the old days, on the disgusting presumption that they are all cogs in a machine who only vote their own racial interests. These de facto racists pulling this have every intention of rigging the votes to grandly claim that they have eliminated racism. What they will do is institutionalize racism, intensify racial grievances, and turn whites into a racial tribe same as the others.

Here's how they say it will work:

So much for the old-time view, recognized in every Western democracy, of 'one man, one vote.' The Twitter thread notes that the union members weren't too happy about this decision and then a round of snitchings began. Such nice people.

Who are these loonies? They're part of the big secondary school teachers union in Canada with about 60,000 members; their own union local membership numbers about 1,400 teachers. ~~~~~~~~

Now they're going for race-norming in election counts, which amounts not only to rigging a vote but also full-blown racism.  

We all know that Canada is a nation with a lot of blue-state-type voters -- they elected Justin Trudeau, after all. This is the country that raised and educated Kamala Harris. Canada's that place that did that disgusting attack on free speech with their legal assault on Mark Steyn a few years back. We know there are wokester-cubed things that go on in Canada. It's not all Canadians, of course, but it's a lot of them, basically the urban majority which calls the shots. 

 

 
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December 5, 2021

        "Regardless of my position and whether I'm employed or not, parents still deserve to know what's going on in Indianapolis,"

Indiana teacher who exposed CRT teaching put on leave, has email locked, banned from school buildings

An Indianapolis school administrator who went viral for explaining how his district is pushing Critical Race on children has been locked out of his email and Google Drive accounts and been told to work from home because he was causing other staff members "anxiety."

"As of one hour ago, Indianapolis Public Schools has suspended my access to email & Google Drive," Indianapolis district science coordinator, instructional coach, and administrator Tony Kinnett posted on Twitter along with a screenshot. ~~~~~~~~~

Kinnett added that he has been banned from going to any school building or from hosting professional development while also pledging to continue to release more information that he has already downloaded from the district. "It's a good thing I downloaded all of the other racist documents & videos from the public server weeks ago," Kinnett added in the Twitter thread.

Kinnett went viral earlier this month after posting a video outlining how Critical Race Theory is taught in Indianapolis schools and said that administrators are "lying" when they say otherwise. ~~~~~~~~~ 
 
Regarding his future at the district, Kinnett says he has not been told he is no longer employed but says he was warned over the last few weeks that he and the school would have to "part ways" if he continued to post publicly available information about Critical Race Theory online. "Regardless of my position and whether I'm employed or not, parents still deserve to know what's going on in Indianapolis," Kinnett said. "Whether they support it or they disagree with it they deserve to know."
 

 
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December 8, 2021

       "The change suggests promoters of CRT are shying away from using the term as it becomes more politically charged...The 2021 version simply mentions "mixed-methods research techniques." 

        You can call a lemon an avocado, but it is still a lemon. People need to stay aware of the tricks.

Federally funded critical race theory program removes 'critical race theory' from description

Five years ago, the U.S. Department of Education approved a grant application for a summer research program whose "core feature" was introducing student fellows to "critical race theory."

The feds approved a five-year extension of the original grant for the Research Institute for Scholars of Equity (RISE) this year, with one notable and unexplained omission: the term "critical race theory."

The change suggests promoters of CRT are shying away from using the term as it becomes more politically charged. This summer, the U.S. Senate approved an amendment to the budget reconciliation bill that would ban federal funding for the teaching of CRT in schools.

The 2016 version says students will use "critical race theory (as well as mixed-methods research techniques) as a means of studying issues such as teacher quality, education policy, and race and social justice in education." The 2021 version simply mentions "mixed-methods research techniques." 

A new sentence may be intended to surreptitiously refer to CRT: "During this institute, fellows study the sociocultural contexts of American schooling and learn how to formulate culturally competent research questions." 

The two applications otherwise barely changed, mainly to reflect different participating institutions, according to a web page comparison engine. For example, "Latino/a" remains in both even though the gender-neutral "Latinx" is now standard in higher ed and was already common in 2016.

North Carolina Central University runs the program, which has now received more than $2.6 million in taxpayer dollars across the two five-year grants. RISE "strongly encourages" underrepresented minority students — which typically means non-Asian nonwhites — to apply.

 

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