(Phil Shiver) A pair of university professors are urging Democratic President-elect Joe Biden to create a presidential “misinformation commission” to counter the spread of right-wing “lies.”
(Arjun Walia) A letter to the editor published in the New England Journal of Medicine titled “Open Schools, Covid-19, and Child and Teacher Morbidity in Sweden” has found that “Despite Sweden’s having kept schools and preschools open, we found a low incidence of severe Covid-19 among schoolchildren and children of preschool age during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic…No child with Covid-19 died…Among the 1,951,905 million children who were 1 to 16 years of age, 15 children had Covid-19, MIS-C, or both conditions and were admitted to an ICU, which is equal to 1 child in 130,000.”
(Sarah Taylor) A Pennsylvania school district is requesting the Supreme Court weigh in on a case after a freshman cheerleader and her parents sued the district after it disciplined the teen for a profane message she shared on social media.
(Ashe Schow) A Duke University administrator said that the school limits due process protections for students accused of sexual misconduct and plans to remove those protections altogether once Democrat Joe Biden becomes president.
(Nicole Russell) In a bit of a surprise decision, the Supreme Court declined to even hear the case the Attorney General of Kentucky and a private, religious school submitted challenging the Kentucky Governor’s COVID-19 restrictions. However, Justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch did dissent, stating they would have heard the case.
(Jordan Davidson) In a Facebook post Monday, TV host and personality Mike Rowe denounced student loan forgiveness and encouraged people to reconsider taking on debt for a four-year degree that may not even land them a job.
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(Bruce Deitrick Price) The life of the mind. This lovely phrase states what education is supposed to be about. All things bright and cerebral. Play chess. Write a story. Devise a plan for any goal. Weigh evidence for and against any proposal. Note that you could be perfectly still. These activities occur inside the brain.
(The Gateway Pundit) Florida – The Sarasota County School District is under fire for caving to pressure from Black Lives Matter activists demanding that their movement be taught in schools.
(Joseph Curl) An Arizona school district has been forced to cancel a planned Monday reopening after more than 100 teachers called in sick.