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Cancel culture: Stanford professor and CEO Joel Peterson’s take

Posted by on Jun 24, 2021 in Commentaries, Daily, Featured | 0 comments

Cancel culture: Stanford professor and CEO Joel Peterson’s take

The road to cancellation for Stanford business school educator, successful CEO and entrepreneur Joel Peterson began in 1987. Now it’s time to say enough. By Joel Peterson  Joel Peterson poses for a photo at his home in Cottonwood Heights on Monday, June 7, 2021. Spenser Heaps, Deseret News “Wokeism,” America’s new civil religion, draws on elements of neo-Marxism, critical race theory, social justice and identity politics. Its adherents believe it will lead to a more just society. Its detractors, on the other hand, believe its “cancel culture”...

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Ron Isaac’s Commentary: Farwell to the Pandemic and the School Year: My Message to Students

Posted by on Jun 24, 2021 in Blogs, Daily | 0 comments

Ron Isaac’s Commentary: Farwell to the Pandemic and the School Year: My Message to Students

When this school year started, nobody could predict how it would end. The pandemic had put it on indefinite hold, upended our daily lives and seemed to throw our future into a tailspin. Severe pressure was brought to bear on our families and the economy.  Loved ones were lost, livelihoods were destroyed or thrust into indefinite delay and ambitions placed on hold.  Schools were suddenly closed and we didn’t even have a chance to say good-bye in person. We could not look you in the eye and congratulate you on your achievements,...

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Min-Liang and Razer Growth

Posted by on Jun 24, 2021 in Blogs, Daily | 0 comments

Min-Liang and Razer Growth

Razer Inc. is one of the leading companies growing and expanding its boundaries day by day. The man behind the growth, the CEO Min-Liang Tan, was interviewed by several publications. The interview focused on how the company held up during the global pandemic and successfully captured the Southeast Asian market. Min-Liang Tan was keen on answering all the questions, like how the company coped with the ongoing global pandemic conditions. Min-Tan responded that Razer Inc. always thought ahead of time, which was the key to their opportunities....

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Left-wing scholars blast states banning critical race theory

Posted by on Jun 24, 2021 in Daily, Higher Ed | 0 comments

Left-wing scholars blast states banning critical race theory

Blowback against critical race theory has spread across the country, where Republican-majority state legislatures have proposed or passed laws banning critical race theory in school classrooms. Now, academics criticize these efforts as heavy-handed, authoritarian, and restrictive of academic free speech. The New York Times reported that “a coalition of more than six dozen scholarly and educational groups” signed onto a statement that blasted these legislative limitations. This group of academics, spearheaded by the group PEN America, claimed...

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Iowa critical race theory docs show educators pushed program before state ban: ‘Indoctrination not education’

Posted by on Jun 23, 2021 in Daily | 0 comments

Iowa critical race theory docs show educators pushed program before state ban: ‘Indoctrination not education’

The Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency held critical race theory workshops weeks before a state ban on the program Iowa has declared critical race theory “discriminatory indoctrination,” and a ban on it is set to take effect in just over a week – but leaked documents show that a large area education agency meant to support special needs students was workshopping how it might implement the controversial program even as lawmakers were finalizing the prohibition. Those documents later disappeared from public view after Fox News...

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Four Signs Parents Won’t Be Sending Their Kids Back to Public School This Fall

Posted by on Jun 23, 2021 in Blogs, Daily, Featured | 0 comments

Four Signs Parents Won’t Be Sending Their Kids Back to Public School This Fall

Public school enrollment fell by an average of 2.6 percent across 41 states last fall. These enrollment declines far exceeded any anticipated demographic changes. By Kerry McDonald 7 ¾ min As disruptive as the 2020/2021 academic year was, it led to many positive educational changes that will be transformative and long-lasting. Most notably, parents have been re-empowered to take back the reins of their children’s education from government bureaucrats and teachers unions. Frustrated by school closures and district “Zoom schooling,” families...

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Ron Isaac’s Commentary: A Student’s Ruin to Redemption From Drugs

Posted by on Jun 23, 2021 in Blogs, Daily | 0 comments

Ron Isaac’s Commentary: A Student’s Ruin to Redemption From Drugs

Most of the time, academic credentials are required to obtain professional certification in areas related to psychotherapy, but that doesn’t mean that these qualifications surpass personal “street experience” and hardship as important tools for success.  That’s especially true when the clients are in recovery from opioid or other drug abuse. Such a person recently requested a letter of reference from me.  He had been turned down by several other of his other former teachers, despite his conquest of his...

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Poorer white pupils let down and neglected – MPs

Posted by on Jun 23, 2021 in Daily, Featured, Global | 0 comments

Poorer white pupils let down and neglected – MPs

White pupils from low income families are falling behind “every step of the way”, an education committee says. White working class pupils have been failed by decades of neglect in England’s education system, a report by MPs says. The Education Select Committee accused the government of a lack of targeted support for disadvantaged white pupils. It says use of the term “white privilege”, suggesting white pupils are at an advantage, is the “opposite” of the reality for poor white pupils. The government...

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District Fears of Permanent Loss of Students Grounded in Reality

Posted by on Jun 23, 2021 in Daily | 0 comments

District Fears of Permanent Loss of Students Grounded in Reality

Districts that lost student enrollment during the pandemic are facing the reality those students will stay with their new education choices. Public school districts that lost student enrollment during the coronavirus pandemic are facing the prospect those students will stay with their new education choices. Since funding cuts will come with drops in enrollment, school districts may now have to compete for those students, whose families chose private, religious, and homeschooling options during the school shutdowns and subsequent blocking of...

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A Long Overdue Reckoning For Online Proctoring Companies May Finally Be Here

Posted by on Jun 23, 2021 in Daily, Higher Ed | 0 comments

A Long Overdue Reckoning For Online Proctoring Companies May Finally Be Here

Here is a compendium of concerns over the privacy and accuracy issues with these A.I. education tools. EFF Legal Intern Haley Amster contributed to this post. Over the past year, the use of online proctoring apps has skyrocketed. But while companies have seen upwards of a 500% increase in their usage, legitimate concerns about their invasiveness, potential bias, and efficacy are also on the rise. These concerns even led to a U.S. Senate inquiry letter requesting detailed information from three of the top proctoring companies—Proctorio,...

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