Oakland officials are blocking unvaccinated high school students from attending their own prom. Monte Vista High School in Danville, California booked Oakland’s Scottish Rite Center for its annual prom, a school tradition since at least the 1990s. Dr. Kevin Ahern, the school principal, says that when they booked the venue for the February 12th event, they thought it would fall under Alameda County’s guidelines for large indoor events: vaccinations required or a negative COVID test. “What we weren’t aware of was that, in December, the City of Oakland had put together an ordinance that required vaccination only,” Dr. Ahern said.
Leaked materials from the California Teacher’s Association Conference (CTA) in Palm Springs have shown how teachers are attempting to subvert parents on their children’s inclusion in LGBTQ+ clubs, and tactics for tracking their internet use. The documentation and audio files from California’s largest teacher’s union meeting at CTA were sent to Abigail Shrier, who confirmed their authenticity with three participants from the conference. The event was held from October 29th – 31st, 2021, and entitled “2021 LGBTQ+ Issues Conference, Beyond the Binary: Identity and Imagining Possibilities.” Topics ranged from advising teachers on best practices for subverting parents, handling conservative communities,
California’s Department of Education is set to vote on a new ethnic studies curriculum that seeks to “displace White, Christian culture” and encourages chants to Aztec deities. The proposed changes would affect a curriculum used by the state’s entire primary and secondary education system, which serves 6 million students. “Next week, the California Department of Education will vote on a new statewide ethnic studies curriculum that advocates for the “decolonization” of American society and elevates Aztec religious symbolism—all in the service of a left-wing political ideology,” City Journal summarizes. The model curriculum instructs teachers to “challenge racist, bigoted, discriminatory, imperialist/colonial
The Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency instructed ambulance crews not to transport patients that cannot be revived in the field. Patients “whose hearts have stopped despite efforts of resuscitation should no longer be transported to hospitals,” a summary of the county’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) January 4th guidelines read. “Effective immediately, due to the severe impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on EMS and 9-1-1 Receiving Hospitals, adult patients (18 years of age or older) in blunt traumatic and nontraumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) shall not be transported [if]return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) is not achieved in the field,”
A new set of coronavirus guidelines demands places of worship “Discontinue singing and chanting,” as well as generally discouraging attendance at religious institutions. On July 1st, California released the new guidelines highlighting the alleged risk of attending houses of worship: “convening in a congregational setting of multiple different households to practice a personal faith carries a relatively higher risk for widespread transmission of the COVID-19 virus, and may result in increased rates of infection, hospitalization, and death.” A new stipulation from the guidelines singles out “singing and chanting” as risking the spread of coronavirus: Places of worship must therefore discontinue
As the evidence becomes clearer that experts and parents were right about Common Core being an academic disaster and not merely derailed by implementation problems, states must grapple with the hard work of revamping their education standards. Thanks to the excellent executive order of Governor Ron DeSantis, Florida is deeply involved in doing just that. Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and perhaps other states will be soon starting the same process. Today we will discuss mathematics standards. These standards must be done right from the beginning because math is such a sequential discipline that, if they are poorly done, math education can
California adopted a controversial new framework of standards for sexual education earlier this month. Now, parents around the state are rallying around one question: “Why is it okay to expose young children to explicit and potentially confusing material?” The “Health Education Framework” is designed to begin teaching about sex in the classroom as early as kindergarten. Among a range of issues covered are lessons on gender identity, sexual orientation, and how to best support transgender and non-conforming classmates. While teachers are not forced to use the new standards, many parents are worried that the adoption of such material will expose