Tag: Education

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. How Have You Been Changed by 2020?

 

I realize that we are only halfway through 2020, but there has been so much disruption and confusion, it seems as if six years have passed. So, I think it’s worthwhile to see if and how we are in the process of reassessing our attitudes and beliefs following this chaotic time. First, I’m curious about the impact of the Leftist disruption and violence on you. Second, COVID-19 has had an impact with the demands made on citizens, from lockdowns to masks. I’ll share some of my own thinking and I hope it will inspire you to share yours.

Regarding the civil unrest, I am far less optimistic than I once was regarding the ability and even interest in this country to “set things right.” I once thought almost everyone believed in the rule of law; I don’t know if that’s true anymore. I also thought that in spite of the incursions of Marxist thought into our public schools, I could imagine that damage being turned around at some point; I don’t know if that’s possible anymore. I have also committed to concealed carry; a year ago, I would not have considered that possibility, and to some degree I resent feeling the need to do it now.

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President Trump and his administration are running at “Trump speed.” This Friday, as the Supremes ending their annual tour, with a finale on tax records that is no Beatles hit, the White House thanked the court in passing. The administration also found time to court Hispanic American voters, all families with school-age children, veterans, and women in need, while backing the blue.

Statement from the Press Secretary
LAW & JUSTICE Issued on: July 9, 2020

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What better way to celebrate our country’s independence than by getting your first gun? Teri did just that — and she thinks her Sig Sauer is pretty cool. And Stacy is looking to break her family out of New Jersey for a vacation at an undisclosed location.

Also, Teri’s tweet goes viral, Bush 43 alumni go all in for Biden and schools are going to screw everything up this Fall.

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The time for doing nothing is far behind us. On this week’s show, Teri and Stacy talk about the need for the right to fight back. Teri goes on a rant about the local high school changing its mascot and why the school doesn’t deserve her kids. The ladies also take on Karen Attiah, the WaPo editor whose tweet got Stacy steaming mad. And, finally, tips on shedding the ‘rona weight we’ve all put on.

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This week, in a special segment of “The Learning Curve,” Cara and Gerard are honored to be joined by Kendra Espinoza, lead plaintiff in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case, just decided yesterday, Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, and Erica Smith, an attorney with the Institute for Justice, which represented the plaintiffs. Kendra shares what motivated her and her daughters, Naomi and Sarah, to take such a courageous stand for school choice and religious liberty, and describes her experience being the lead plaintiff in a high-profile Supreme Court case. She also discusses the other Montana moms involved in the case, their reaction to the successful outcome, and the realization of the impact it will have on so many families across the country. Erica shares her thoughts on the decision’s wide-ranging constitutional implications; some surprising aspects of the decision that may prompt future legal battles; and a preview of a state-by-state analysis on which states are best positioned to expand access to school choice now.

Story of the Week: Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in the Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue case, involving Montana parents who were denied access to a state tax credit program when they sought to use it to send their children to religious schools. The Court held that Montana’s Blaine Amendment cannot be used to exclude religious school parents from the state education tax credit program. In the majority opinion, Chief Justice Roberts wrote: “A State need not subsidize private education. But once a State decides to do so, it cannot disqualify some private schools solely because they are religious.”

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Join Charlotte as she discusses how we can all help non-profits that are helping people who have been hurt by the coronavirus.

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Learn all about how Memorial Day started and why it’s so important to celebrate those who have given their lives defending our freedom.

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Join Charlotte as she talks all about non profits and why they’re so important right now!

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Join me as I make a mask at home out of one of my t-shirts!

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Recent media reports have detailed what some defense think tank types are concluding from war games. This article looks at this, and looks at conflict domains which are not classically military but which are being systematically contested by China. First the military: One summary: More

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Join Charlotte as she explains what the CDC is and why we are wearing masks right now. We also review our Weekly Challenge results! Next time on the show, watch as she makes a mask at home!

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Presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden released his compulsory plan for helping American blacks– should he win the November election. More

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Join me as I interview small business owners Sarah and Hannah about their fashion brand, Gallagher!

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Join Charlotte on today’s episode where she explains why small businesses are so important in our country. We also learn some new words like “start-up” and “entrepreneurs.”

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This week on “The Learning Curve,” Cara and Gerard continue coverage of COVID-19’s impact on K-12 education, joined by Kimberly Robinson, Professor at the University of Virginia School of Law and the Curry School of Education. Kimberly discusses her new book, A Federal Right to Education: Fundamental Questions for Our Democracy, and the need for states to establish a “floor of opportunity” to ensure educational equity. She explores models of equity, including funding disparities, achievement gaps, and participation in democracy; and reviews the history of educational equity cases and the relative effectiveness of federal as opposed to state courts as an avenue of reform. She shares analysis of a recent United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruling that set a new precedent for its recognition of a right to a basic minimum education, under the U.S. Constitution, for Detroit students, after that school district was experiencing teacher shortages, out-of-date learning materials, and poor sanitary conditions. Lastly, she describes the inspiration for her work: her parents’ involvement in the Civil Rights movement, and the sacrifices they made for better educational opportunities.

Stories of the Week: New guidance from the U.S. Department of Education expanding federal aid through the CARES Act to private schools struggling to meet new pandemic-related challenges has drawn criticism from public school trade associations. American colleges and universities’ growing dependence on the increased revenue from international students, who pay larger tuitions than domestic students, has some concerned about the financial impact, especially in the COVID-19 era, on the ability to recruit skilled and talented applicants from abroad.

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On this episode, Charlotte interviews an art therapist about the best ways to keep our mind and body healthy!

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Join Charlotte as she answers a listener’s question, “What is an executive order?” She talks all about the government and history of the constitution!

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This week, Charlotte explains to kids how testing for the coronavirus will work! She also answers questions from kids all over America!

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* Or: The Agony of Trying to Be a Supportive Father, Rather Than a Cantankerous and Judgmental Jerk Under the best of circumstances it takes a not inconsiderable effort on my part to resist setting everybody straight on a wide range of subjects. I’ve spent five of my six decades on Earth devoting a significant amount […]

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Join Charlotte as she interviews her mom, Second Lady Karen Pence, about her new task force called “More than Ever Before.” She helps us think of ways to keep our minds healthy during this time and reminds us that “it’s okay to not be okay.”

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