Category: Education

Information on the ‘Transgender’ Bathroom/Locker Room Debate

Here is the latest national news regarding the bathroom/locker room issue as reported by LifeSiteNews.

President Trump is dropping his predecessor’s unpopular “transgender” federal order pressuring schools to let gender-confused boys use girls’ restrooms and locker rooms, and vice versa, according to the White House spokesman.

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Ryan Sorba, chairman of Young Conservatives of America, commended Trump for “keeping his word to the American people” by rescinding Obama’s transgender-school edict, which touched off lawsuits by aggrieved states and a cascade of criticism nationwide.

“It’s preposterous that in the name of public policy and student ‘safety’ we would force states and local schools to adopt a policy of letting boys into girls locker rooms,” Sorba told LifeSiteNews. “This is ridiculous, if not completely insane.”

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Pro-natural marriage advocate Ryan Anderson said students, parents and teachers should work out “win-win” solutions at the local level, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported, like building single-occupancy restrooms, or giving “transgender” students access to the faculty lounge.

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Don’t Overlook School Board Elections

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Policy on the April 4th Ballot

Written by John Biver

Early voting begins today for the April 4th Consolidated Election. On the ballot will be candidates for municipal, township, park district, school board and other local governing bodies.

Too many voters think these races are not important, so turnout is typically very low. When turnout is lower – every vote carries much more weight. We have the chance to make a greater impact if we vote and encourage like-minded family, friends and neighbors to also vote.

Illinois Family Action is calling for your participation on several levels. Please learn about the candidates — a simple Google search can be useful even for these more localized races. Many candidates have either a website or a Facebook page with contact information you can use to reach out and ask questions.… Continue Reading

Candidates for School Board in Districts 211 and 15

Written by John Biver

Illinois Family Action wants to again highlight some important candidate information on the April 4th Board of Education elections as it relates to the important topic of privacy issues for students.

In High School District 211, there are 6 candidates running for 3 seats.

Ralph BonatzKatherine David, and Jean Forrest have the endorsement of Illinois Family Action. They have pledged to replace the current practice of allowing opposite-sex access to private spaces. They will provide a district-wide locker room and restroom policy that protects the privacy and well-being of all children, and one which includes reasonable accommodations for children with different requests. These candidates WILL protect the dignity and privacy of all children.

We urge you to reach out and show them your support for their position as it pertains to privacy rights for children. … Continue Reading

Candidates for School Board in District U-46

Written by John Biver

If you live in School District U-46, three seats on that school board are up for election on April 4, 2017. You need to be aware that when it comes to the important topic of privacy issues for students, the candidates that deserve your support and are endorsed by Illinois Family Action are challengers Cody Holt, and Enoch Essendrop.

While there are three incumbent candidates and only two challengers, electing Holt and Essendrop (and removing two of the incumbents) will put voices of sanity and common sense on the board.

Visit Cody Holt’s Facebook page here.

Visit Enoch Essendrop’s Facebook page here.

Correction: IFA mistakenly sent out an email endrosing the wrong candidate who does in fact support  to allowing students into opposite sex locker rooms and restrooms, despite an outpouring from the community to protect all children.… Continue Reading

Principal Says Trump is Worse than 9-11 Terrorist Attacks

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Written by Todd Starnes

The principal of a fancy New York City private school says the election of President Trump is worse than the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Steve Nelson, principal of The Calhoun School, fired off a hate-filled email to parents blasting the president. He also said Trump’s election would be more devastating than Vietnam, Watergate and the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Junior.

“I walked the complex inner-city streets of Cleveland during the racial unrest of the 60’s,” he wrote in an email obtained by the New York Post. “I was in rural Georgia when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Tennessee. I watched every moment of the Watergate hearings that led to the resignation of Richard M. Nixon. I watched soot-covered New Yorkers grimly trudging north on West End Avenue on September 11, 2001.… Continue Reading

Ten Examples of Anti-White Rhetoric at Colleges

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Written by Spencer Irvine

‘White privilege’ is an oft-used term at colleges nowadays, which alleges that white Americans have an internal privilege complex that demeans other ethnicities and races by exerting supremacy. Here are ten examples of anti-white rhetoric on our college campuses:

1.) Cal-Berkeley students prevented white people from crossing a pedestrian bridge on-campus

2.) University of Wisconsin runs into trouble with ‘Problem with Whiteness’ course

3.) Columbia University barred white students from going to a no-whites-allowed student retreat

4.) Ohio State had a ‘Racism 101’ course to teach white students about white privilege

5.) University of Colorado-Denver has a course called “Problematizing Whiteness”

6.) Cal-State San Marcos held a ‘Whiteness Forum’ to look at white privilege http://www.academia.org/california-university-held-whiteness-forum-to-look-at-white-privilege/

7.) University of Vermont had an all-white ‘White Privilege’ retreat for students to talk about how to reverse it

8.) Pomona College started an all-white club to combat white privilege

9.) Arizona State University hosted founder of ‘white privilege conference’ for students

10.) SUNY-Binghampton had a RA (resident assistant) campaign called ‘Stop White People 2K16’


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Throwing Off the PC Shackles

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Written by Robert Knight

One thing the election reinforced is that “tolerance” is the last thing progressives actually want.

The vitriol-laden media coverage, student demonstrations and other forms of protest against the incoming Trump administration are ample evidence.

To which I say, mug them again.

Tolerance, properly understood, is a wonderful virtue. The progressive version, however is a weapon to intimidate and silence opponents. With enough shaming, people would not dare to buck their betters, even in the privacy of the voting booth.

Or so they thought.

Donald Trump’s election as president, along with the Republicans’ capture of the majority of governorships, statehouses and both branches of Congress, has left progressives seething. They cannot fathom why many fellow Americans still resist their siren call for a permanent secular revolution in values, economics and everyday language.… Continue Reading

Critics say Teacher Pension Pickups Oppress Taxpayers

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Written by Hoang Tran

One of the biggest victories for the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) when it scored a victory through a new four-year contract is that pension pickups were preserved, but what is good for teachers is not always what is good for everyone else as the plan stands to cost taxpayers a fortune.

The deal will cost Chicago Public Schools (CPS) close to $9.5 billion over the life of the deal, and a large chunk of the cost will be pension pickups, in which the district “picks up” the bulk of teacher pensions after a small contribution from teachers’ salaries.

Ted Dabrowsky, vice president of the Illinois Policy Institute, said in a radio interview with Illinois Rising that the city’s contract with the CTU represents a failure to change and an engagement of the status quo.

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Liberal Professors Outnumber Conservative Faculty 5 to 1. Academics Explain Why This Matters

Written by Natalie Johnson

Professors in higher education have become notably more liberal during the past 25 years, according to a recent study, and academics predict that the trend isn’t likely to slow any time soon.

During the past quarter-century, academia has seen a nearly 20-percent jump in the number of professors who identify as liberal. That increase has created a lopsided ideological spread in higher education, with liberal professors now outpacing their conservative counterparts by a ratio of roughly 5 to 1.

In 2014, 60 percent of professors identified as “liberal” or “far left,” according to the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, as reported by The Washington Post’s “Wonkblog.”

Compare that with 1990 survey data, when only 42 percent said the same.

While academia has shifted dramatically to the left, professors on the right have dropped off.… Continue Reading

No Candidate for Homeschoolers

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Written by Matthew Hennessy

Neither major presidential candidate has made homeschooling an issue during the campaign. Most of my fellow homeschoolers interpret this as a good sign. We know from bitter experience that it’s best to be ignored. Without a candidate to back, however, homeschoolers are feeling anxious about the future. What will become of us?

We know Hillary Clinton’s view. She is the standard bearer for the “it takes a village” mentality, in which child-rearing is a task best left to the benevolent state. She has in the past referred to education as a “non-family enterprise.” Fair to say, the lady’s not for homeschooling.

She’s not alone. For most on the left, homeschooling seems like one of those things that people shouldn’t be allowed to do. It’s unfathomable that slobs like me think they can teach physics and calculus.… Continue Reading

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