Category: Education

“New Sex Ed Standards In New Jersey Raise Eyebrows”

“List[ing] medically accurate names for body parts, including the genitals.” “Explain common human sexual development and the role of hormones.” “Discuss the range of ways people express their gender…” These are just a few of the expectations that Governor Murphy and educational leaders in New Jersey plan to teach elementary school students this upcoming school […]

4.26.2022

‘Stretched too thin’: With staff ‘exhausted,’ schools cancel class or return to remote learning

DENVER – School districts across the nation are temporarily closing or switching back to remote learning as school administrators struggle with empty classroomsdriverless buses and understaffed cafeterias caused by widespread teacher exhaustion,  coronavirus concerns and the Great Resignation.

Michigan has in recent weeks seen at least eight schools shut down or return to online learning because of staff shortages. In Florida, Brevard Public Schools said Wednesday it would extend its Thanksgiving break, while public schools in Seattle and Portland, Oregon, gave teachers and students an extra day off for Veterans Day. 

11.11.2021

‘We got to take white people out’: Rutgers University professor, 41, calls white people ‘villains’, says ‘Critical Race Theory is just the proper teaching of American history’ and praises dwindling white birth rates in online discussion

New Jersey professor said that ‘we got to take white people out’ during a discussion on the national backlash on Critical Race Theory. 

Brittney Cooper, 41, a professor at Rutgers University, made the shocking comment during an online discussion with The Root’s Michael Harriot titled Unpacking The Attacks On Critical Race Theory on September 21.

She started by saying on the topic: ‘Kids actually can grasp Critical Race Theory because the issue that the right has, is that Critical Race Theory is just the proper teaching of American history.’

She said the accurate portrayal of history was the white people ‘didn’t discover America’ because there were already indigenous people and that they had ‘committed acts of violence in order to make yourselves seem superior.’ 

10.29.2021

McAuliffe: ‘I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach’

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WTVO) — Former Virginia governor and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Terry McAuliffe, is drawing criticism after saying parents shouldn’t tell schools what they should teach during a debate in the state’s governor’s race on Tuesday. McAuliffe, a Democrat who served as governor from 2014 to 2018, is running for governor […]

9.29.2021

Dear Montclair Voters: You’ve Been Had

That’s the bottom line from a new analysis by Michael Lilley of the New Jersey Sunlight Policy Foundation. According to newly-available ELEC data (which reveals campaign donations), when Sean Spiller ran for the position of Montclair Mayor in 2020, his victory was “bought and paid for by hundreds of thousands of dollars from the NJEA and its allies.”

9.21.2021

No Fs allowed: Some Newark high school teachers feel pressure to pass absent students during pandemic

Central High School’s approach reflects view of many educators that students should be given leeway during a terrible time. Some teachers worry the no-F mandate goes too far

2.8.2021