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    Extra pay for non-White teachers ‘racist,’ an attempt to return to ‘something dangerous’: education activist

    Education activist Cynthia Garrett blasted a Minnesota school board’s policy to provide extra pay to non-White teachers who mentor other non-White teachers as “completely racist” Wednesday on “The Ingraham Angle.” “It’s completely racist,” Garrett told guest host Sean Duffy. ” … It’s such liberal policy disguised as ‘we care about you’ feel-good BS. And it’s an attempt to return to something dangerous.” MINNESOTA MIDDLE SCHOOL WILL ELIMINATE ‘F’S TO COMBAT ‘SYSTEMIC RACISM’ The retention strategy for American Indian educators and other educators of color is meant “to reduce isolation and increase opportunity for collegial support,” according to the policy. Garrett related the story of Ruby Bridges, a 6-year-old Black New…

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    New Haven education activist Miller running for Ward 14 alder

    NEW HAVEN — For years, Sarah Miller has taken her community’s needs into her own hands. A lead organizer for the grassroots public school parent group New Haven Public Schools Advocates, Miller said her corner of Fair Haven has not had the consistent political presence it needs. “We need representation,” she said. To that end, Miller has filed paperwork to run for the Board of Alders in Ward 14, a ward that has had a lot of turnover of its board representatives in recent years. “We need the most basic functions of the alder to be filled; somebody who can advocate for this part of the city in terms of…

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    McConnell, GOP Urge Education Department to Resist ‘Activist Indoctrination’ in Curriculum | Politics

    Congressional Republicans accused the Biden administration Friday of pushing a divisive and revisionist U.S. history curriculum on schools in the wake of its announcement that it plans to prioritize more diverse perspectives and slavery’s lasting impact on inequality in the U.S. In a letter addressed to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and signed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and 36 of his Republican colleagues, McConnell argued the Biden administration’s efforts are akin to “spoon-feeding students a slanted story.” “Americans do not need or want their tax dollars diverted from promoting the principles that unite our nation toward promoting radical ideologies meant to divide us,” McConnell wrote. “Our nation’s…

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    Oakland activist pushes for educational equity

    OAKLAND  — With part of her childhood spent growing up in San Francisco’s Sunnydale housing project, Lakisha Young had the chance to attend good schools and experience the power of education to “open doors to a different kind of life.” As a mother of three children in the Oakland schools, Young’s experience fueled her desire to help low-income students in the district have similar access to a good education and go to college. Her efforts became imperative after the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools, and many Black and Latino students were left at a serious disadvantage. OAKLAND, CA – DEC. 18: The Oakland REACH co-founder and CEO Lakisha Young, of Oakland,…

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