The detailed results of an asymptomatic testing pilot project conducted in Toronto public schools reveal that there is little undetected spread of COVID-19 occurring within classrooms and that parent/family positivity rates are much higher than that of students. Rather, the previously unreported chart obtained by the Toronto Sun appears to confirm what public health officials have maintained — that infections in schools reflect a trickle-down of cases from what’s occurring in the broader community.
One would assume that for the annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, public school students across the country would be taught about Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights movement. Instead, the BLM movement has taken a national holiday and turned it into a day of promoting their radical ideology and indoctrinating children with progressive, socialist, and Marxist values through a specially designed curriculum. Some of the content is completely contrary to what Dr. King advocated for. Instead of teaching history of the Civil Rights movement, BLM is attempting to radicalize America’s public school students.
A group of students at Harvard University are demanding that the degrees earned by Trump allies be revoked as punishment for their political opinions. “Harvard must revoke the degrees of alumni whose incendiary language and subversion of democratic processes—rooted in a history of white supremacist voter suppression—incited the violent insurrection on January 6,” the petition said, which was obtained by Fox Business. “This includes all who have used their platforms to deny the validity of the presidential election. They do not and should not represent a university committed to ‘strengthening democracy’ and ‘the advancement of justice.’”
Virginia’s New Transgender Rules For Public Schools: Use Preferred Pronouns, Don’t Question Bathroom Choices
Virginia’s Department of Education was required by law to create model policies for school boards regarding treatment of transgender students no later than December 31, 2020. The draft model policies are now public, and require schools to use students’ preferred pronouns and to allow students to use the bathroom of their choice without question. The document lists the names of the people who created it, along with their preferred pronouns, most of whom use the obvious pronouns associated with their name. The document also includes a glossary of terms, one of which is “sex assignment” which is defined as: “A label, generally ‘male’ or ‘female,’ that is typically assigned at birth on the basis of a cluster of physical and anatomical features.
Peel District School Board has confirmed a Grade 4 French class participating in an e-learning classroom at Chris Hadfield Public School in Mississauga was hacked twice this week — once with graphic porn images and the other with a mention of “kidnapping.”
How many lives would reopening Ontario schools save? Every parent in Ontario should demand the government to finally answer this question. As long as the premier and opposition leaders manage to avoid it, the policies will remain tilted against children.
A support phone line for LGBTQ youth is urging Toronto’s Catholic school board to repost the resource on the board website. LGBT YouthLine says the Toronto Catholic District School Board removed its information from the board website due to what it described as “inappropriate material” on the group’s site.
Following the success of the Pink Shirt Day anti-bullying campaign and Orange Shirt Day to remember the dark legacy of residential schools, there is a push in British Columbia for students to wear black in support of anti-racism. The Anti-Racism Coalition of Vancouver is proposing to establish Black Shirt Day in B.C. schools on Jan. 15 to recognize the ongoing civil rights struggle for black and racialized Canadians.
Schools shuttered by fears of a post-holiday pandemic surge reopen in many parts of the country Monday, but experts say keeping kids safe will depend on stepped-up control measures beyond the learning environment. Thousands of students in Alberta, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan are among those set to reunite after an extended break, depending on their region and age group. In some regions, the return to class coincides with tighter precautions both in and out of the classroom. Grade 1 and 2 students in Quebec will join older elementary students in having to wear masks on school buses and in common areas, while those in Grades 5 and 6 will have to wear masks in class, too.
OTTAWA — International students are being offered a new work permit by the federal government in a bid to convince more to settle here permanently. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino says former students who hold post-graduation work permits that have expired or will soon expire can now apply for open work permits.