Tag: Public Education

Ray Domanico joins City Journal associate editor Seth Barron to discuss New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza’s controversial and divisive leadership of the nation’s largest public school system. Domanico details Carranza’s emphasis on ridding schools of purported racial bias in his recent essay for City Journal, “Richard Carranza’s Deflections.”

Over the past four decades, with varying levels of success, Carranza’s predecessors in the chancellor’s job have launched numerous policies and programs aimed at better serving students. By contrast, Carranza has put forth no substantive plan for improving the schools, instead charging that the system is overrun by racial prejudice.

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Hark! Here Cometh Another Educational Fad!

 

For years, I’ve donated to our school district’s educational foundation. I know my money goes towards funding scholarships, or buying technology like computers and 3D printers for the school labs.

So it was no surprise when I received my 2017 appeal letter from the foundation. The surprise was this year’s fundraising drive: $25,000 for tables. I thought our schools had a lot of those already, but apparently they’re not Harkness Tables, which are critical to implementing the pedagogically-progressive Harkness Method.

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Today I sent a letter to the United States Department of Education, the Public Broadcasting Service, The Ohio State University demanding the removal of teaching materials intended for elementary and middle school students that included lesson plans to indoctrinate children into the Islamic religion. The materials paid for with public money clearly violate the Establishment Clause […]

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Interesting point from Canada’s Institute of Marriage and Family: About 88 percent of Canadian teens say they expect to marry someday. This is a good thing since there is ample evidence that marriage remains the gold standard for family formation, offering benefits to adults and children alike. Read More View Post

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I’ve been reluctant to write about Hillsdale’s conspiracy to educate our K-12 children, for fear of betraying one of the most effective schemes to restore the Republic ever devised by the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.

But, since public education is a perpetual topic of debate here among the center-right (see here, here, and here), I thought readers might like to know about my kids’ public charter school, which teaches a classical curriculum provided by Hillsdale College. Yes, that Hillsdale. The Hillsdale of Ricochet’s own Paul Rahe, the online courses on The Constitution and The Great Books, Imprimis, and the most excellent Hillsdale Dialogue interviews by Hugh Hewitt of President Larry Arnn and other members of the faculty.