There is something not quite right about today's society. It seems that you can't open your mouth without offending anyone. For instance, the University of Wisconsin-Madison is running the risk over coddling their students. The university recently announced that they will require about 1,000 incoming students to participate in a "cultural competency training" in the fall, costing the university about $150,000 to $200,000 in expenses.
This announcement was made following a semester of student protests over racist slurs from two UW-Madison officials. This is one of the few new initiatives from the UW Administrators after they faced criticisms, protests and social media outbursts from minority students, who said that they had negative experiences on the campus.
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A social conservative advocacy group is warning that the Washington state public school system plans to begin teaching elementary school students the basic concepts of gender identity and gender expression.
Citing an article published by The Daily Caller, the Family Policy Institute of Washington is stressing to parents that come the 2017-2018 school year, their kindergarten students will be subjected to a new set of health and physical education learning standards adopted by the state's Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in March of this year.
According to the standards, a "core idea" for health education is teaching children of all grades about "self-identity." The document lists, in the form of a table, different concepts that children of each grade level should be able to comprehend. more >>
One NFL coach is inspiring perspective college football players with more than stories about how to break into the professional league.
During a training camp with high school prospects in New Jersey last week, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh joined his younger brother, Jim Harbaugh, the University of Michigan head coach, at a training camp where the elder brother decided to instill a competitive edge in players by sharing a biblical story with them.
While Jim, a former coach for the San Francisco 49ers, was looking for prospects, John asked the players a series of questions. more >>
The government is failing to resolve issues like the achievement gap and economic stagnation because it is ignoring "politically incorrect" solutions, argues a scholar who specializes in education.
William Jeynes, a professor of education at California State University and senior fellow at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, recently spoke on these matters at the University of Antwerp in Belgium.
Titled "A Meta-Analysis on the Relationship Between Parental Involvement And Academic & Behavioral Outcomes," the presentation focused on parental involvement on student achievement. more >>
WASHINGTON — College students need to stand up and fight for their free speech rights on campus in order to end the societal trend of illiberal liberalism that is beginning to plague the American culture, a religious freedom lawyer maintained Friday.
As today's political Left has fallen into the habit of trying to stifle debate by labeling social conservative arguments as racist, bigoted and offensive, Casey Mattox, senior counsel for the Christian legal group Alliance Defending Freedom, argued that society's infestation of intolerant liberalism can only be cured if it is first eliminated from the college campuses across the country that helped give birth to it.
At the Faith & Freedom Coalition's 2016 "Road to Majority Conference," Mattox participated in a panel discussion addressing "how to stop the left's all-out assault on religious freedom and freedom of speech." more >>
In June, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton made history as the first woman to be the presidential nominee for a major party.
While Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has vowed to continue his campaign to the floor of the Democratic National Convention, Clinton is expected to get the nomination.
The aforementioned nuance of her being the first major party candidate is important, as many women have headlined presidential tickets for third parties, going all the way back to when women in some states were not allowed to vote. more >>