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New York Law School Implements Required Courses on Systemic Racism

The change is “designed to help our students examine and understand racism in the law and throughout the legal system”

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Cardozo School of Law at New York’s Yeshiva University sent an email informing the community of a massive curriculum change. Beginning with the incoming class of ’24, the change is “designed to help our students examine and understand racism in the law and throughout the legal system.”

Therefore, at least one of the following courses will be required to complete: Cross-Cultural Negotiation, Race and the Law, Indigenous Rights in the Americas or Critical Race Theory. In a statement, the school said, “Cardozo is committed to training lawyers who can recognize and respond to the ways in which systemic racism impacts our world.”

Not only will a deep look into “race and racism” be woven throughout the entire curriculum, but completion of classes will also be required on “implicit bias” and “microaggressions.” Students will face race in multiple places, ”including in courses that are not primarily or ostensibly about race” said the email.

The law school’s Dean, Melanie Leslie, has been “at the forefront of a new era in education: Last year, she was among a group of law school deans who wrote to the American Bar Association of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar” reports RedState.

Leslie “implored the accrediting agency to ‘require that schools address bias, cultural awareness, and anti-racism,” writes RedState. In the email, Leslie is quoted explaining that “the history of racism and discrimination in America is intertwined and supported by law and legal structures.”

Therefore, “as scholars and advocates” she stated, “it is critical that we do our part at Cardozo to acknowledge and eradicate systemic racism; as educators, we must ensure that our graduates are culturally competent and well-educated on issues of discrimination.”

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Centers for Disease Control Urges Schools to Fully Reopen, Vaccinated or Not

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Maybe the “follow the science” excuse has become the left’s ultimate copout and now even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has to be unequivocally clear. “Because of the importance of in-person learning, schools, where not everyone is fully vaccinated, should implement physical distancing to the extent possible within their structures, but should not exclude students from in-person learning to keep a minimum distance requirement” the CDC recommended Friday.

Teachers and students who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are not recommended to wear masks, and those who are unvaccinated should continue to wear masks, according to the new CDC guidelines. This includes children under the age of 12 for whom a vaccine has not yet been approved.

Teachers Unions have resisted reopening schools, primarily using the notion that not everyone has been or will be vaccinated. Now, the CDC is clearly stating in-person learning should be offered, even in cases where students cannot sit at least three feet apart, or in the event that not everyone is vaccinated.

National Review reports the guidance comes after a year in which the majority of American students participated in virtual schooling. “This is a big moment,” Dr. Richard Besser, the former acting director of the CDC told the New York Times.

“It’s also a recognition that there are real costs to keeping children at home, to keeping them out of school, that school is so important in terms of children’s socialization and development and it provides other supports as well” added Besser.

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School Time Woes: Indoctrination Through Education

At what point are we going to give back parental control to the parents?

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Ever wonder what’s wrong with our education system? Then you’re not alone. The amount of misinformation that is being taught to our children is overwhelming. Instead of letting kids be kids, we have teachers forcing gender, sexual and racial identity politics in their faces at ages as young as 4 and 5 years old. If you thought the curriculum was indoctrination, just watch the Nickelodeon network who has decided that cartoons should present storytime to kids with drag queens. See for yourself:

And organizations like Newsela have raised record funding to further these types of efforts and are only becoming more accessible via apps and online programs:

Newsela, a SaaS platform for K-12 instructional material backed by the likes of TCV, Kleiner Perkins, Reach Capital and Owl Ventures, announced today that it has raised $100 million in a Series D round. The financing was led by new investor Franklin Templeton and brings Newsela’s valuation to $1 billion. The new round is larger than the aggregate of Newsela’s prior capital raised to date.

“Hitting $1 billion [in valuation] doesn’t change a thing,” Newsela CEO Matthew Gross told TechCrunch. But the startup is joining Quizlet, ApplyBoard and CourseHero as companies within the sector that have hit the unicorn mark as remote education continues to gain traction. 

Newsela has created a platform that strings together a number of different third-party content, such as primary source documents or the latest National Geographic articles. Gross defines it as “material that isn’t purpose-built for education, [but] purpose-built for being interesting and informative.” If Newsela is doing its job right, the content can replace textbooks within a classroom altogether, while helping teachers give fresh, personalized material.

With parents standing up and saying enough is enough with these lessons on race and gender, talking heads like Don Lemon, push back by insulting parents for not sitting back quietly. Lemon explains those against critical race theory were showing their privilege. How ironic considering that Lemon is a millionaire news anchor, who does not have children in the public school system; so clearly a trusted source on child-rearing and elementary education.

Of course, the higher moral ground may not be in Don Lemon’s wheelhouse. The host is currently in litigation, following allegations of sexual assault. It should come as no surprise that his current situation is not being discussed by the media since the mainstream is always there to protect their fellow ‘journalist.’

At what point are we going to give back parental control to the parents?

 

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