June 15, 2021

Woke

Too ‘woke’ to work? Magazine editor says elite universities ‘damaging’ students

A magazine editor explained on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday why he’s reconsidering whether to hire Ivy league graduates.

“I would just say that 10 years ago I would have seen that as a big positive on their resume and now I see it as a negative that they have to overcome in the interview because obviously there is going to be great kids all over in higher [education] at different schools,” said the editor of “First Things” magazine Rusty Reno.

Reno said back then, the negative tendencies of Ivy League graduates was that they had a “sense of entitlement” and

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Teachers, unions and education officials push ‘woke,’ leftist policies in schools across US

Many teachers and teachers unions in recent years have pushed left-leaning policies both in schools and in the public sphere – a phenomenon that’s been highlighted by a more intense focus on schools and unions amid the coronavirus pandemic and battles over how to teach about race in schools. 

The progressive push goes from individual classroom teachers all the way to the highest education officials in the land, including President Joe Biden’s Education Secretary Miguel Cardona. The ideas and policies advocated range from anti-racism to single-payer health care to ending “male-centric” language.

“We need teachers behind this wave of our

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Southlake Says No to Woke Education



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The takeover of higher education by critical-race theory may be a fait accompli, but some parents won’t surrender K-12 education without a fight. That’s the message voters in the Dallas suburb of Southlake sent last weekend.

The May 1 special election became a referendum on efforts to impose critical-race theory on the curriculum and practices of Carroll Independent School District. The district’s diversity council developed the so-called “cultural competence action plan” after several students were caught on video uttering racial slurs.

The plan

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Woke Education Tipline | National Review

School buses remain parked in a lot due to the pandemic in San Francisco, Calif., April 7, 2020. (Stephen Lam/Reuters)

National Review’s News Desk is launching a new tip line dedicated to reporting on the racialized curriculum marching through our nation’s schools.

Critical race theory, formerly confined to the realms of political activism and higher education, is now being pushed on children as young as five-years-old. A cottage industry of “consultants” has sprung up to teach educators how they might make children more race-conscious — and teachers who object are being ostracized.

If you’re alarmed by this trend and

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To Combat Woke Classrooms, Go to the Source: University Education Programs

In the past few months, there have been countless stories of K–12 schools succumbing to and endorsing the excesses of progressive ideology — teachers required to make public anti-racism statements, the canceling of AP tests if black students do not score as well as whites, class materials that celebrate communism, and “ethnomathematics” which de-emphasizes the need to find the “right answer.”

Thankfully, most teachers that I know don’t align with such extremes. My own colleagues whisper their concerns and discuss their disapproval after such meetings. A poll from Education Week found that most teachers identify as moderate.

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‘Woke’ college majors threatened under controversial Florida bill

Florida lawmakers are weighing a bill that would cut state-funded scholarship money for college students pursuing degrees with low employment prospects.  

SB-86, sponsored by Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala, passed the Senate Education Committee earlier this month and is on its way to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, which will consider the measure next week.

Under the proposal, money from Florida’s Bright Futures Scholarship program would be exclusive to students who choose to pursue a degree from a list approved by the Board of Governors and Board of Education.

The entrance sign at the University of Florida in Gainesville,

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