by | Apr 16, 2018

On January 8, 2014, the U.S. Education Department (USED) sent a “Dear Colleague” letter to officials of every local school district. The 44-page letter/social-justice manifesto made plain that race-based statistics must be of paramount importance in student disciplinary policies. USED’s…

by | Sep 27, 2017

Good news for college men. You’re welcome again on campus. On Friday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos ripped up the Obama administration’s one-sided rules on how colleges and universities handle accusations of sexual assault and misconduct. The rules, imposed in 2011,…

by | Sep 19, 2017

Harking back fondly to the standards of half a century go — ah, weren’t those the blithe, happy days? — won’t get you much of a hearing from today’s self-appointed arbiters of college and university Moral Questions. I don’t care….

by | Sep 13, 2017

“Terrorism is not just killing with a bomb, but activating ideas,” Gen. Jorge Rafael Videla told his interviewer, by way of explaining why a paraplegic activist had been “disappeared.” In Christopher Hitchens’ retelling, a few of the Argentine dictator’s staff…

by | Sep 12, 2017

Washington Education Secretary Betsy DeVos talked to lots of people — victims, students who said they were falsely accused and the family members of both — before she started to reform a policy instituted under President Barack Obama that instructs…

by | Aug 30, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited a public school and a private school in Florida on Tuesday. The representatives of teachers at one type of school took it as a declaration of war of sorts upon them that DeVos…

by | Jun 29, 2017

For the first time in the 38-year history of the U.S. Department of Education, the secretary of Education recently hosted a delegation of homeschooling advocates and legal defenders. The cordial nature of the occasion was no surprise; Secretary Betsy DeVos…

by | May 13, 2017

On Wednesday students at the largely black Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Fla., interrupted a speech by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Some heckled her, while others turned their back. She was supposed to speak for an hour but left…

by | Mar 23, 2017

A recent op-ed at FoxNews.com illustrates the philosophical problem with Common Core and other progressive education schemes: the schemes are misguided because the goal is wrong. Vince Bertram, president and CEO of an organization called Project Lead the Way, argues…

by | Feb 25, 2017

Many thanks to President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for protecting young school girls and boys. On Wednesday they rescinded the absurd letter from the Obama administration that allowed boys to use the girls’ bathroom…

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