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Red China's infection of American classrooms by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2019 Dangerous menaces are spreading from mainland China to the United States. Surgical masks and Big Pharma vaccines, however, won't protect this nation from its infiltration. The problem doesn't lie with bats. It lies with America's batty pursuit of globalization at all costs.... Read More
Stop Mental Health Data Mining of Our Kids by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2019 No, no, no. Hell, no! That's my response to the latest trial balloon floated by the White House to join with Silicon Valley on a creepy program monitoring Americans' "neurobehavioral signs" to (purportedly) prevent gun violence. President Donald Trump's old... Read More
How to protect your kids from Google predators by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2019 The father of the World Wide Web is right: It's time to take back "complete control of your data." Tim Berners-Lee, who conceived the first internet browser 30 years ago this week, warned of its increasing threats to "privacy, security... Read More
Stop Google's kiddie data predators by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2018 No consent. No disclosure. No escape. For legions of unwitting students and teachers across the country, this is the dangerous, de facto data policy Google has imposed over their school districts. An estimated 80 million students and teachers are now signed up for... Read More
NYC's war on academic excellence by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2018 "I also have a dream." This rallying cry, handwritten on a simple white placard held up by an Asian-American mom at a protest this week against liberal New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to radically transform New York City's public schools,... Read More
The Student Data-Mining Scandal Under Our Noses by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2018 While congresscritters expressed outrage at Facebook's intrusive data grabs during Capitol Hill hearings with Mark Zuckerberg this week, not a peep was heard about the Silicon Valley-Beltway theft ring purloining the personal information and browsing habits of millions of American schoolchildren.... Read More
Look homeward, "change agents:" My #nationalwalkoutday message by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2018 Here is my homework assignment for all the fist-clenching, gun control-demanding teenagers walking out of classrooms this week (and next week and next month) to protest school shootings: Ask not what the rest of the country can do for your local... Read More
Negligence, incompetence, and inattention to the core mission of education and ensuring students' safety don't just spring out of nowhere. Here is a stunning 2011 state grand jury report on the dysfunctional Broward County school district and school board that provides a backdrop to Robert Runcie's underwhelming response to the Stoneman Douglas school shooting on... Read More
Homeschooling is NOT a crime by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2018 It's elementary. Education control freaks will use any excuse to crack down on competition. With two million K-12 students now educated at home (including our 9th grade son), the temptation to exploit the most marginal cases of alleged child abuse by home-schoolers has... Read More
Rape fakers must pay a higher price by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2017 It's settled, but far from over. The University of Virginia fraternity that was slimed and defamed by sicko fabulist Sabrina Erdely will receive a $1.65 million payment, the fraternity announced this week. Erdely's manufactured tale of gang rape by Phi Kappa... Read More
Who's unsafe on campus? by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2017 Springtime may be in bloom, but snowflakes never go out of season at America's most prestigious colleges and universities. Quivering students at the University of Notre Dame launched a protest last week against the school's decision to invite Vice President Mike Pence as commencement... Read More
The Northwestern University Rape Outbreak That Wasn't by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2017 Campus feminists whipped up a Category-5 frenzy over sexual assault allegations at a Northwestern University fraternity in February. But last week, the school's Vice President for Student Affairs Patricia Telles-Irvin was forced to muster up her best impression of "Saturday Night... Read More
Ted Cruz’s vice presidential announcement yesterday was intended to galvanize Republicans and provide a boost to his campaign heading into Indiana and California. Many of my friends and colleagues support the decision. But Cruz’s choice of Carly Fiorina troubles me deeply. Here are 11 red flags: H-1B. At a time when thousands of American high-skilled... Read More
Hillary's Federal Education Jackboot Squad by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2016 Brace yourselves, parents: Hillary Clinton's Fed Ed jackboot squad is from the government and is here to "help." Clinton wants a cadre of new government educrats to undo the decades-old damage of old government educrats in America's worst public schools. She pitched her... Read More
The ululations of radical college crybabies by Michelle Malkin Creators SyndicateCopyright 2015 Deray McKesson, the professional agitator whose racial rabble-rousing began at tax-subsidized Teach for America, proudly unveiled his new enterprise on the Internet Thursday: A website chronicling "THE DEMANDS" of his radical brothers and sisters on college campuses across Northern America. "We recently launched... Read More
Teach for America official Brittany Packnett's public Twitter profile Teach for America's professional agitators by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2015 It's increasingly difficult to tell the difference between Teach for America -- whose leaders are at the forefront of inflammatory anti-police protests in Baltimore, Ferguson, and now McKinney, Texas -- and left-wing activist groups... Read More
The College Board's sabotage of American history by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2015 A stellar group of American historians and academics released a milestone open letter yesterday in protest of deleterious changes to the advanced placement U.S. history (APUSH) exam. The signatories are bold intellectual bulwarks against increasing progressive attacks in the classroom on... Read More
Last week, the New York Times published a lengthy report on Hillary Clinton's Common Core conundrum. Today, she commented in Iowa that the debate over the failed Fed Ed standards was "painful" to her (debate is always painful to control freaks in both parties) because it started out as a "bipartisan" effort (Big Government/Big Business... Read More
Last week, Jeb Bush was in New Hampshire, pressing on with his sordid campaign to delude conservatives into swallowing Common Core and massive, unfettered immigration policies. He has fashioned himself a champion of the American worker, even as he pompously pushes Gang of Eight amnesty as the "adult" plan in the room. And he has... Read More
Choose to refuse: Say NO to PARCC/SBAC testing by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2015 This is National School Choice Week, but I want to talk about parents' school testing choice. Moms and dads, you have the inherent right and responsibility to protect your children. You can choose to refuse the top-down Common Core racket... Read More
Welcome to TotCare: Obama's preschool takeover by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 The wheels on the bus go ’round and ’round, just like the endless cycles of big, bad government programs to federalize preschool and daycare. On Wednesday, the White House Summit on Early Education will unveil nearly $1 billion in new “investments” to... Read More
One nation under godlessness by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 Cheating. Bullying. Cybersexting. Hazing. Molestation. Suicide. Drug abuse. Murder. Scanning the headlines of the latest scandals in America's schools, it's quite clear that the problem is not that there's too much God in students' lives. The problem is that there isn't nearly enough of... Read More
Look who's data-mining your toddlers by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 Attention, parents: Have your little ones been subjected to “TS Gold” in school yet? If you care about student privacy, data mining and classroom intrusions, you might want to start asking questions and protecting your children now before it’s too late. What’s happening... Read More
These misguided kids need to learn some real critical thinking skills. (Photo: CPR) 'A' Is for Agitation: What's Really Going on in Jefferson County Schools by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 There's a big battle brewing in the Jefferson County, Colorado, school system. The manufactured controversy over a proposed curriculum review is generating national... Read More
Most of the rest of the nation has never heard of Diane Douglas. But the education establishment in D.C. and Common Core's overlords -- looking at you, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Gates Foundation, Jeb Bush, etc. etc. etc -- will all know her name tomorrow morning. Grass-roots parents and anti-Common Core activists in Arizona know... Read More
Readin', Writin', and Social Justice Agitatin' by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 It's back-to-school season across the country. But in an increasing number of districts, "back to school" doesn't mean back to learning. Under the reign of social justice indoctrinators, academics are secondary to political agitation. Activism trumps achievement. In Massachusetts, the John J.... Read More
Gwendolyn's BMI report card My daughter Veronica's BMI report card lecture on being too lean The data-mining body monitors in our schools by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 Like millions of other American parents, my husband and I received a warning letter from the BMI police last week. Our active, healthy 8th-grade daughter is... Read More
As readers know, I've dedicated the last two years to raising the alarm about Common Core. There has been a dramatic sea change since I started reporting on the issue. When I began, Fox News barely gave it a few minutes' notice. Now, the pedagogical controversy over Fed Ed is being covered wall-to-wall. It's the... Read More
Good riddance: Common Core backlash claims new casualties by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 All politics is local. So Republican politicians with national ambitions better pay attention to what grassroots parents are saying and doing about the federal education racket known as Common Core. In bellwether Indiana this week, anti-Common Core activists won a... Read More
Big Government GOP's Common Core Rebrand Hustle by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 This weekend on "Fox News Sunday," anchor Chris Wallace credited his guest, Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, with leading the nation as the "first state to fall out of the Common Core national education standards." If only it were true. Wallace... Read More
As you know from my coverage of Common Core, the Big Government and Big Business forces that have colluded on this boondoggle have been partners on expanding the federal role in education for a long, long time. And as I've pointed out since day one, one of their core strategies has been to rename and... Read More
Pushing back against PARCC/Achieve Inc. lobbyists by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 Attention, class: A Common Core mouthpiece wants to rap my knuckles with his Gates Foundation-funded ruler. In response to my column two weeks ago about the marketing overlords pushing the Fed Ed racket, Chad Colby of Achieve Inc. demanded corrections. Let's go... Read More
Get to know the Common Core marketing overlords by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 They're everywhere. Turn on Fox News, local news, Animal Planet, HGTV, The Family Channel or talk radio. Pro-Common Core commercials have been airing ad nauseam in a desperate attempt to persuade American families to support the beleaguered federal education standards/testing/technology... Read More
Revolt against the testing tyrants by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 Have you had enough of the testing tyranny? Join the club. To be clear: I'm not against all standardized academic tests. My kids excel on tests. The problem is that there are too damned many of these top-down assessments, measuring who knows what,... Read More
Why parents are "paranoid" about Common Core by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 This week's award for Biggest Common Core Jerk goes to Missouri GOP state legislator Mike Lair. Parents, teachers and administrators who object to the government education "standards" racket -- which usurps local control, impedes academic achievement and undermines family privacy --... Read More
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce vs. America by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a politically entrenched synod of special interests. These fat cats do not represent the best interests of American entrepreneurs, American workers, American parents and students, or Americans of any race, class or age who believe... Read More
Common Core and the EduTech abyss by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2013 The Common Core gold rush is on. Apple, Pearson, Google, Microsoft and Amplify are all cashing in on the federal standards/testing/textbook racket. But the EduTech boondoggle is no boon for students. It's more squandered tax dollars down the public school drain. Even... Read More
Obama's Cash for Universal Preschool Clunker Plan by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2013 It's elementary: When Democrats find themselves in political trouble, they reach for your wallets. After squandering billions on an ineffectual stimulus, failed green energy boondoggles and the disastrous Unaffordable Care Act, the Obama White House wants to dump $75 billion more... Read More
I'm not going to let Education Secretary Arne Duncan's attack on moms and their kids who oppose Common Core just fade away. His fauxpology is meaningless. His defenders are clueless. No wonder Moms Against Duncan is swelling on Facebook. My syndicated column today reiterates and amplifies Monday's blog post on Duncan's bigotry and arrogance. Keep... Read More
I've pointed out many times over the last year that the Common Core federal standards/testing/curriculum racket is a grave threat to school choice. Big Government Republicans such as Jeb Bush and Mike Huckabee pay lip service to increasing school choice and supporting charter schools, private schools, and homeschooling. Yet, they have been among the loudest... Read More
Ohhhh yes, the red blood underneath my brown skin is boiling. This Obama educrat has stepped in it. Big time. Race card-wielding Education Secretary Arne Duncan is nothing but a corrupt and bankrupt bigot. We'll get to his diatribe in a moment. But first, let's step back for some perspective, reflection, and background on this... Read More
As longtime veterans of the Common Core wars know, the battle isn't merely about how Fed Ed's so-called "standards" are susceptible to left-wing propagandizing. The bigger fight has been against the Big Government/Big Business machine infiltrating school districts through testing, textbook, and technology trojan horses. On this front, conservative, liberal, and independent parents alike have... Read More
Here’s a new installment of my Rotten to the Core series on education and curriculum. See below for previous columns and background links. How NOT to argue with parents about Common Core by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2013 As an outspoken critic of the federal academic standards scheme known as Common Core, I'd like... Read More
We are all familiar with the progressive "cradle-to-grave" agenda. But now, at least one Oregon educrat is publicly pushing his grubby government hands even further into our children's lives. Out: K-12. In: P20. As in "prenatal" to age 20, from womb through graduate school. Here's video of Oregon deputy state schools superintendent Rob Saxton explaining... Read More
A tipster e-mails: Westport, Connecticut has an avg home selling price of $1.8 million. The federal Dept of Education awarded the town a $1 million grant to buy kayaks, paddle boards and roller blades as part of a "wellness" program. Seriously??? Most of these kids have better sports equipment than pro teams. Here's more on... Read More
I said it at an education summit in Nebraska a few weeks ago: We parents of school-age children are all Robert Smalls. We are all Robert Smalls. We, not the Obamas or the Bushes or the Gateses or educrats in Washington, are our children's primary educational providers. Control over our children begins and ends with... Read More
Education's Shiny Toy Syndrome by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2013 It's elementary. Public education bureaucrats do the darnedest, stupidest things. Clever kids are ready, willing and able to capitalize on that costly stupidity in a heartbeat. Within days of rolling out a $30 million Common Core iPad program in Los Angeles, for example, students... Read More
Jeb Bush can deride and mock opponents of shoddy, costly, intrusive, and unconstitutional Common Core standards all he wants. The grass-roots movement against Fed Ed can't be stopped. In Bush's own Florida, GOP Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order yesterday withdrawing the state from the Common Core testing consortium known as PARCC. As I've... Read More
Scroll for update...charges dropped, questions remain... If you haven't read my column today on Jeb Bush's latest Common Core snit fit, do it now. Then, watch this: Next, read this e-mail I received tonight from a parent in Baltimore County, Md: I know you are vehemently against the Common Core standards that are being thrust... Read More
Here's a new installment of my Rotten to the Core series on education and curriculum. See below for previous columns and background links. The fight for local control, limited government, and fiscal accountability and the fight against Big Governnment/Big Business/Fed Ed elites continue. Press on! Jeb Bush's latest Common Core snit fit by Michelle Malkin... Read More
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