Category: Education

BYU antisemitism Israeli Flag

Does BYU’s online high school gov class promote an antisemitic canard? *UPDATED*

Am I overreacting to think that BYU’s online government class slipped in a gratuitous, classically antisemitic trope about Jews controlling foreign policy? I’ve written before about BYU’s online high school government class and, frankly, didn’t have much nice to say about it. It’s poorly written, poorly structured, and poorly informed.

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Department of Education Failure Vicki Alger

The Department of Education has failed in its mission to educate children

The Independent Institute’s Vicki Alger educates Americans about the fact that the Department of Education burns money without actually educating anyone. Although the San Francisco Bay Area isn’t know for its conservatives, it’s home to two phenomenal conservative think tanks: The Pacific Research Institute (PRI) in San Francisco and The

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Marin County DACA

On DACA, Marin County public schools take sides in a political fight

With DACA going before Congress, Marin County public schools are abandoning any pretense of political neutrality and are siding with illegal immigration. Public schools are supposed to be non-partisan. All residents pay taxes towards these schools and the theory is that in return for this money, the schools teach reading,

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Hurricanes are normal

The Bookworm Beat 9/8/17 — the Hurricanes Are Normal edition

Hurricanes are normal, but Trump Derangement Syndrome obscures that fact. Of course, those subject to TDS are deranged in other ways as well. Just look…. Before I get to the meat of this post — or, because it’s a round-up, the various meats of this post — I want to

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woman crying rape culture campus sexual assault

The illogical hysteria behind claims about campus sexual assault

Talking to young college women about campus sexual assault means encountering either ignorance or hysteria — which bodes ill for both men and women. I delivered one of my Little Bookworms (henceforth “LB”) to the Obscenely Expensive Liberal Arts College (“OELAC”) the LB attends. Frankly, I could see why LB

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