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Pronoun battle ends with a win

Turns out leftist ideology has a fatal flaw when it comes to public institutions. The leftists keep pushing this mantra of how fundamentally flawed our society is, in essence making a political argument about race and gender. They want to use this political ideology to restrict speech. But you can’t compel political speech at public institutions. More detail on the 6th Circuit ruling here...

Why DEI must be opposed in education

Because the endgame is always the same: bring everyone down to the lowest level in order to achieve “equity”: San Diego’s largest high school, Patrick Henry High School, has cut some honors courses without informing the student’s parents. As expected, parents are outraged and worries the lack of honors courses will hurt students chances of getting accepted to prestigious universities...

Northwestern causal inference workshop

There are some heavy hitters presenting: 2022 Northwestern Main and Advanced Causal Inference Workshops [please recirculate to others who might be interested] After a COVID break during 2020 and 2021, we are excited to be holding our 11th annual workshop on Research Design for Causal Inference at Northwestern Law School in Chicago, IL.  We invite you to attend.  Our apologies for the...

Public school teachers sexually abuse more children than priests

From CBS News, of all places: Consider the statistics: In accordance with a requirement of President Bush's No Child Left Behind Act, in 2002 the Department of Education carried out a study of sexual abuse in the school system. Hofstra University researcher Charol Shakeshaft looked into the problem, and the first thing that came to her mind when Education Week reported on the study were the daily...

IES Offers Upcoming Research Methods Training Programs

IES is funding four research methods training programs that are holding workshops this summer. These workshops support the training of current education researchers to expand and upgrade their methodological skills. Participants include individuals located in colleges and universities, state and local education agencies, education-focused organizations, and companies that have developed and...

How the woke are ruining math in our schools

As the New York Times reports, “testing results regularly show that math students in the United States are lagging behind those in other industrialized nations. And within the country, there is a persistent racial gap in achievement.” And the traditional approach to math creates the appearance of a conflict between these two real problems: To improve math education, we need to better tailor the...

Report shows UNC System wastes millions on CRT/DEI

Here are some highlights: Total DEI administrative salaries across the system exceed $12 million. Both UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State each have 11 DEI administrators making more than $100,000, with more than 30 DEI employees total at each school. Salaries at each university total more than $3.25 million. UNC System medical schools have extensive DEI administrative functions, including the UNC...

Compelling evidence that lockdowns did not work

This post does a nice job summarizing a recent meta-analysis of lockdown studies. If you’re not familiar with meta-analyses, they are a study of studies: researchers gather a group of studies an area, like lockdowns, and statistically analyze the collective results. This helps us understand what the field really knows, rather than relying on that one study that was trumpeted by the media...

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