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Education Around the Web, April 2015

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I am still struggling with HG, so posting for now will be sporadic at best.

However, while I have been away from my computer, the powers that be have been busy in the sphere of education.  Here is a little of what has occurred over the past few months:

Homeschooling

Bill would save homeschoolers from American allies

Common Core Concerns Lead to Homeschool Increase

Forsyth homeschool robotics team invents way for teaching beginner’s braille

Homeschool or be poor

New study: homeschooled children less likely to leave their faith

Virginia School Board Threatens Home Schooling Parents With Imprisonment

Higher Education

Barbara Kay: Universities are teaching students what to think, not how to think

Don’t Send Your Kids to College

Is university or college worth the investment? Be careful who you listen to

Skills and Subjects:

Gender differences in Math Performance around the world – Mark Perry

Science ‘squeezed out of primary schools’

Teachers set to call for schoolchildren aged up to seven to be given classroom time for play – because they’re not ready for reading, writing and maths

Should we throw handwriting in the wastepaper basket?

The death of handwriting? Schools are ditching pens and papers for computers – but could it harm your child’s development?

Miscellaneous

Denmark: Politicians want Mohammed Cartoons to be part of school curriculum

Education disaster ‘no accident,’ expert warns

‘I wish my teacher knew I don’t have a friend to play with me’: The heartbreaking letters third-graders wrote to their teacher that revealed their secret tears

Kelly McParland: Faced with debt-hobbled government, Ontario teachers unions are reduced to bluster

New York public schools to close on TWO Muslim holidays, Mayor Bill de Blasio announces

Liberal/Postmodernist/Humanist Religious Tyranny in Education:

A Mom Stands Up Against Common Core and They Smile. When She’s Done, They’re Not Smiling Anymore.

Alberta’s decision to force gay clubs on schools would make the Bolsheviks proud

Are those porn stars enjoying their jobs? The sex questions children aged 11 will be asked in government-backed lessons

Common Core School Assignment FORCES Students to Make Islamic Prayer Rugs, Recite Muslim Prayers

Daughter’s tears over ‘lesbian’ quiz: Ten-year-old left humiliated after being questioned over homosexuality and asked if she felt ‘trapped in her own body’

Denmark may include porn on the national curriculum so ‘children learn to have realistic expectations about sex’

Do ‘Just Say No’ lessons tempt pupils? Report warns classes may be counter-productive by actually encouraging young to try substances

Durham Free School: ‘Creationism taught at’ free school facing closure

Faith school fears as union says teachers must promote gay lifestyle: Leaders call for ‘positive portrayal of same sex relationships’ to be made ‘compulsory’

Jewish faith schools ‘face Left-wing Ofsted bias’: Inspector says watchdog criticises them because they do not conform to their ideology

Marquette University Suspends Tenured Professor After He Criticized Instructor Who Prohibited Student From Discussing Gay Marriage Opposition

Meddling EU to probe Britain’s Christian schools for discrimination… because they favour Christian teachers!

Parents angry after school tells 13-year-olds they can have sex, choose gender

Professor: Porn belongs in classroom

Pupils at Christian school branded ‘bigots’ because one boy didn’t know what a Muslim was – and now inspectors have ordered it to CLOSE

Sacked for being too good: He was the headmaster who defied bolshie teaching unions to transform a failing school and became the head ever parent dreamed of. The story of what happened to him this week will make your blood boil

Sex lessons for pupils aged five under Labour: Party plans to introduce subject to primary school curriculum in bid to tackle homophobic bullying

Shock claim: School grilled kids on parents’ views of ‘gays’

Students in Ontario will start sex-ed classes in FIRST GRADE and will be taught about same-sex relationships in third grade

Ontario bishops’ general secretary has been actively supporting Wynne’s child abusive sex-ed

Barbara Kay: Ontario’s new sex ed curriculum teaches young children too much, too soon

Barbara Kay: Gay advocate unwittingly encourages idea that children can be taught to be gay

John Carpay: Imposing moral beliefs on children through a ‘one-size-fits-all’ curriculum

Scott Masson: Why the critics of the Ontario sex-ed curriculum are right

Top 10 examples of gender indoctrination for kindergarten students in Toronto

The New College Counterculture

Would you let your child be taught by school from BIRTH? Academy launches ‘cradle to university’ education to help youngsters get ahead

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