Education

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Turning students into trend-following activists is not evidence of civics “proficiency.”

By Justin Katz | July 23, 2021 |

The headline over Alexa Gagosz’s Boston Globe article is misleading: “Civics proficiency now a requirement for all Rhode Island public school graduates.” Just look: … this new law does not necessarily require that students take a separate civics course or civics exam. Instead, individual school districts will determine how their students can “demonstrate proficiency” because according…

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State of the State: Critical Race Theory in Public Schools

By Richard August | July 21, 2021 |

The Left is pulling out the stops to prevent our state from understanding critical race theory and the degree to which racism is harming our residents.

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Advocacy Solutions took one for the insider team in South Kingstown.

By Justin Katz | July 21, 2021 |

The South Kingstown school department has provided Anchor Rising with a little bit more detail on the hiring of a PR firm to handle the matter of local mom Nicole Solas (and to criticize her): Then Chair and School Committee member Emily Cummiskey reached out to the District’s legal counsel, wanting to quickly respond to a…

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When CRT advocates say they want to teach “the good and the bad,” we should ask if they’re even teaching “the good.”

By Justin Katz | July 21, 2021 |

I’ve got an article on the site of Accuracy in Media noting that the providers of mainstream news seem more interested in making sure that schools teach what’s negative in U.S. history than in ensuring a balanced education: American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten insists that teachers in her union will and must “teach…

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: Municipal and School Officials Build Toward Race War

By Justin Katz | July 20, 2021 |

Critical race theory is all the rage, and John DePetro and Justin Katz worry about RI government efforts to stoke it into conflict.

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Why is public education one industry progressives won’t destroy in the name of justice?

By Justin Katz | July 20, 2021 |

With the various economic and education-related stories that have tumbled through my awareness lately, I had a somewhat random thought. We all know from the news that progressives will destroy entire industries — driving up costs for everybody in a regressive way, ruining their fellow Americans’ productive investments, telling workers to find other jobs —…

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Demise of “Divisive Concept” Ban in Westerly Schools Outs Radical Activism

By Justin Katz | July 19, 2021 |

By creating incentives for activism, providing manufactured materials, and ignoring the substance of legislation, progressive advocates are providing cover for radicals to transform the teaching of civics and history into indoctrination into a divisive ideology that is tearing communities apart.

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College students shouldn’t expect others to pick up the costs for their investments.

By Justin Katz | July 16, 2021 |

Somehow or other, a tweet by RI League of Cities and Towns Policy Director Jordan Day found its way into my stream, yesterday, lamenting the cost of her student loans. Day appears to have graduated from Rhode Island College in 2013.  She worked on Jorge Elorza’s campaign for mayor through all of 2014, which rolled…

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With 40% of COVID deaths being among diabetics, forcing everybody to do (or not do) things is not justified.

By Justin Katz | July 16, 2021 |

There is a very strong case for diabetics to be vaccinated against COVID-19, as Dennis Thompson reports for HealthDay News: About 40% of deaths from COVID-19 in the United States were among diabetics, a “really quite sobering” statistic that should prompt people with the ailment to get vaccinated, said Dr. Robert Gabbay, chief scientific and medical…

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Politics This Week with John DePetro: Politics Becomes All

By Justin Katz | July 13, 2021 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss how everything is becoming political narrative, not serving and protecting the people, in Rhode Island.

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