Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday told the country’s governors in a conference call that she expects schools to be “fully operational” come the fall, regardless of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Ultimately, it’s not a matter of if schools need to open, it’s a matter of how,” DeVos told governors, The Associated Press reports. “School[s] must reopen, they must be fully operational. And how that happens is best left to education and community leaders.” [Read More]
A teacher named Brittany Marshall recently tweeted, “The idea of 2 + 2 equaling 4 is cultural and because of western imperialism/colonization, we think of it as the only way of knowing.”
She describes herself, among other things, as a “scholar,” a “social justice change agent,” and as a “wannabe math person” and notes her undying adherence to Black Lives Matter.
Let’s set aside her poor punctuation — most of us sin in that way on Twitter — and assume that “wannabe” is a token of genuine (and appropriate) modesty. What remains is her idea that math is a cultural phenomenon, which she doubtless shares with many another teacher and with her classroom pupils. [Read More]
Explore the unappreciated benefits African Americans enjoy thanks to Donald Trump.
“’How Trump Is Making Black America Great Again: The Untold Story of Black Advancement in the Era of Trump.’ By Horace Cooper A great new book!” – President Donald J. Trump
The election of President Donald Trump has been portrayed in the mainstream media as a doomsday event—especially for America’s racial minorities. And yet, reality has proven quite the contrary. Not only are African Americans employed at a greater rate than any other time since the late 1950s, black business formation is at an all-time high. [Read More]
President Trump met with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at the White House on Wednesday in Lopez Obrador’s first foreign trip as president — and despite complaints from Democrats that the meeting was politically motivated. [Read More]
After passing the “Amazon Tax,” Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant went on this unhinged rant.
She threatens to seize control of the Fortune 500 and overthrow the “racist, sexist, violent, utterly bankrupt system of capitalism.”
If you oppose her? “We are coming for you.” pic.twitter.com/2L17D6wScp
— Christopher F. Rufo (@realchrisrufo) July 7, 2020
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a key witness in the impeachment case against President Donald Trump, announced Wednesday that he’s retiring from the Army, with his lawyer alleging a “campaign of bullying, intimidation, and retaliation” by the president as the reason.
Vindman was set to be promoted to full colonel this year, but multiple government officials had expressed concern that the White House could block the 21-year veteran’s promotion, The Washington Post first reported last month. [Read More]
Facebook said Wednesday that it removed a network of more than 100 pages and accounts associated with former Trump adviser Roger Stone after determining that they engaged in “coordinated inauthentic behavior” focused on audiences in the U.S.
Nathaniel Gleicher, Facebook’s head of security policy, said in a blog post that the network used fake accounts and pages to deceive the platform’s users on issues related to local politics in Florida, Stone and hacked materials released by WikiLeaks ahead of the 2016 presidential election, among other things. [Read More]