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Critical Race Theory.

In three short videos, we are going to show what the so called “Critical Race Theory” that is being put forth in schools is about.

Then, we’ll talk a little about it.

First, what “Critical Race Theory,” (CRT) is:

Here a 15 year old explains to a deaf school board how CRT is presented, and how instead of uniting people of all races, it divides them:
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Let’s All Cheer For Free Speech!

In 2017, high school freshman Brandy Levy was not selected to the varsity cheerleader squad.

Away from the school and the school campus, Levy voiced her frustration in a Snapchat post showing Levy and a friend extending their middle fingers. The image was accompanied by the words:

“f**k school f**k softball f**k cheer f**k everything”

(Except Levy did not use asterisks.)
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Virginia School Board Enjoined From Suspending Teacher.

Meet Tanner Cross.

Cross is a physical education teacher in Loudoun County, Virginia. He has been teaching for over eight years, gets good performance reviews, and has never been in any trouble within the school system. A recent evaluation concluded that Cross was “extremely professional,” an “excellent role model” and a “mentor to students.” Cross’s contract with the school district was renewed for the 2022 – 2023 school year.

All this was occurring before the night of May 25, 2021 when Cross stood up at a public School Board meeting, and during the time for public comments, addressed a policy the Loudoun County School Board was looking to implement concerning transgendered students.

Specifically, proposed policy 8040 states:
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Another FAIL By The School Board.

A few days ago we talked about the massive “fail” on the part of the Brevard School Board and their General Council in defending the unConstitutional rules on suppression of speech at School Board meetings.

One of the cases that was cited by the General Counsel was the case of Steinburg v. Chesterfield County Planning Comm’n.

The case is from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and being that Florida is in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the ruling does not directly apply to Florida. The General Counsel, in his response, stated that very fact for clarification when he wrote:

Steinburg is a 4th Circuit Court of Appeals case, but they cite the US Supreme Court’s decision in Good News Club for the holding, along with the Collinson case.

It appears that we dug a little deeper than the General Counsel in that the Steinberg decision references another case called Bach v. School Board. of the City of Virginia Beach.

In that case, a District Court overturned a rule that was used against one David Bach, who during a public meeting, spoke in front of the Virginia Beach School Board.
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In Baltimore City – Students Fail And Move On To The Next Level.

In March of 2021, we wrote a post concerning the Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts which is a high school level school in West Baltimore.

A child who passed only 3 courses over four years was ranked within the top half of the student at the school. Out of 434 students, only two students could read and do math at their grade level. The school, the students, and the parents could hardly be considered a model of educational excellence, even though that is what the school was portrayed as being.

Fast forward through the pandemic, and once again we see the failure of the Baltimore City Schools to achieve and demand excellence from students.
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Sometimes You Gotta Feel For Teachers.

courtesy @summersoffcomics



Brevard County School Board: Rules Don’t Apply To Our Speech.

Last Thursday, the Brevard County School Board held a meeting during which the sad, but interesting case of a teacher by the name of Allison Enright was discussed.

According to the Florida Today:

Allison Enright, a teacher at Space Coast Junior/Senior High School, disclosed her medical marijuana use when she took a drug test after an injury at work. A student shoved her on a flight of stairs after she corrected him for disobeying directional hallway rules designed to limit face to face contact to slow the spread of COVID-19. Enright said she had no idea her medication violated the district’s policy, which has not been updated since 2003, and says teachers can’t use “illegal drugs,” without specifically mentioning marijuana prescribed by a doctor.

Enright said she takes a pill containing THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana, twice a day. Before taking medical marijuana, she said she took opiods and sometimes had to use a wheelchair due to several health conditions causing pain and weakness.

“I want to make it clear: I don’t do drugs,” Enright said, addressing the board during the public comment period. “I don’t smoke pot. I don’t get high. … I love teaching. It’s not just what I do, it’s who I am. I have been at a loss without my students and colleagues. Space Coast high is my family, and I want to go back. Please, let me go back home.”

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Two Brevard County Teachers In Legal Hot Water.

Two Brevard County teachers are in legal hot water following their arrest by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

James Brand (above) aged 50, and his wife Amy O’Reilly-Brand (below) age 45, were arrested and are being held on $12,500 bond.

So what are the two being charged with?
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