Mad Mondays readers are well aware of the pitfalls in America’s education system. Two years of remote learning have revealed many problems that were flying under the radar. Parents are more aware of what is going on inside their children’s classrooms and are more willing to fight for what they believe. But Progressives, especially in the academy, continue… Read More Arrows in the hand of a warrior
A perfect storm of Critical Race Theory, identity politics, masking, and falling standards has turned school board meeting parents into a battleground. As parents are becoming aware of what their children are being taught (or not taught) they have been taking the floor and speaking their minds. In response, the National School Boards Association suggested that parents are… Read More The parents are revolting
The Verge has written an interesting piece about how search capability in our digital age is forming a generational divide. While older folks still imagine stored information as a “nested” system of files and directories, younger people are visualizing data more like a “laundry basket”— you search for what you want when you need it. The idea… Read More Old school is still cool
Like it or not, Critical Race Theory is not going away any time soon. James Lindsay ofNew Discourses has been publishing “translations” of “Woke” terminology for a while. Last week, he co-wrote a handy cheat sheet for understanding CRT. While the push for CRT curriculum in public schools may not seem a threat to those who are… Read More A sprint and a marathon
News came this week that Democrats want to prioritize grants to programs that will teach Critical Theory in schools. The Marxist ideology seeks to redress inequality by dividing society into arbitrary levels of victimhood. While the Trump administration highlighted the ways Critical Theory is dangerous, fomenting contempt for country and breeding distrust, Bari Weiss wrote recently that in elite… Read More The only way to win is not to play
The Education Department in California has proposed chanting the name of an Aztec god, as part of an ethnic studies curriculum. Tezkatlipoka was a god who was honored with human sacrifice. If you say his name thrice, will he appear? Los Angeles teachers have been advised not to post vacation pictures to social media over spring… Read More Dead religion
Concordia Portland’s outgoing Schlimpert has a long of history of looking the other way. The same week that the House passed the baby-sacrificing “Equality Act,” further entrenching groundwork for trans-education coming soon in a preschool near you, Charles Schlimpert, retiring President of now-liquidating Concordia University, Portland, (one of several Universities of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod… Read More Sex. Drugs. And CU Portland.