KKK Defender Named to Georgia Education Board

A Georgia state representative who says the KKK was not a racist organization but an anti-crime group that made people behave themselves has been named to a legislative commission on how to improve civics education. I wish I were making that up. … [Read more...]

DeVos Wants Voucher Money for Schools that Discriminate

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testified before a House subcommittee on Wednesday and said that the question of whether parents could use federally funded vouchers to send their kids to a school that discriminates against other students would be up to the states. … [Read more...]

Swanson: Schools Turning Kids Into Transgender Communists!

The perpetually hysterical Kevin Swanson, a dominionist who thinks gay people should be put to death like it says in the Bible, says that the entire goal of our educational system is to turn poor, innocent students into transgender communists. … [Read more...]

TX School Removes Crosses from Classroom

The Appignani Humanist Legal Center successfully got crosses removed from an elementary school classroom in Texas without having to file a lawsuit. After sending a letter to the school, they apparently realized that they had no legal case and removed the crosses. … [Read more...]

Stanford Censors Prof’s Flyer for Sexual Assault Conference

Here's a rather disturbing story from one of our finest universities. Stanford is refusing to allow a law professor at the school to use a picture from the infamous Donald Trump Access Hollywood tape on a promotional flyer for a conference about sexual assault. … [Read more...]

A Story of Two Fake Degrees

As you've probably heard by now, a group of students in Kansas revealed in the school paper that their new principal had faked her credentials, claiming advanced degrees from a diploma mill that no longer even seems to exist. The Worldnetdaily reported the story and their readers excoriated the principal in the most lurid terms: … [Read more...]

Trump Rescinds Obama Order on Student Loan Fees

In a completely predictable move, Trump has rescinded guidance issued by Obama that made life easier for those who default on their student loans by getting rid of exorbitant fees and charges to those who already couldn't pay back those loans. … [Read more...]

‘Teach the Controversy,’ Now With 250% More Lawsuits!

A Republican legislator in Florida has proposed a bill that would allow anyone -- parents, teachers or just some random person from anywhere -- sue a school district for teaching actual science in science classrooms. Genius! … [Read more...]

Iowa Republican Graduated from Sizzler University

What happens when a Republican state legislator starts making noise about limiting the number of liberals a university can hire? His own educational background gets investigated. Turns out the degree he claimed is a certificate from Sizzler University: … [Read more...]

DeVos’ Bizarre Claim About Historically Black Colleges

Donald Trump had a meeting with the leaders of some of the nation's top Historically Black Colleges and Universities at the White House, an occasion for which Education Secretary Betsy DeVos hauled out one of the most ridiculous arguments you'll ever hear. … [Read more...]

Falwell Jr. to Lead Trump Commission on Higher Education

In yet another example of Trump appointing a wolf to guard the hen house, he has chosen Jerry Falwell, Jr. to lead a commission on higher education reform. The commission, no doubt, will conclude that higher ed just needs a big ol' does of Jesus. … [Read more...]

Betsy DeVos and ‘Critical Thinking’

During her confirmation hearings to be the next secretary of education, Betsy DeVos was asked if she supporting teaching creationism in public schools, something her family has been pushing for decades. Her answer used all the old, dishonest buzzwords and catchphrases. … [Read more...]