Books are all about ideas. Children's books are a celebration of the imagination and the journeys we can all take without leaving our seat. As the author declares in I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!, "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." To deny our children the chance to take that journey is a cruel and egregious act of censorship and denial. Damian Wilson
Ron: At most, COVID-19 is another Corona flu-like illness. The Alliance knows that and yet it allows world leaders and governments to pretend otherwise, AND to penalise and punish anyone who refuses to go along with the deception and associated life damaging restrictions. Question: How is the average individual supposed to know the truth let alone resist the Police State enforcement of harmful health, social and economic demands made in the name of "staying safe" when the opposite is the truth?
Not unsurprisingly, Scholas Occurrentes is openly committed to promoting eight of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, including "gender equality." It has the support of Ban Ki-moon, the former UN General Secretary whose involvement with "LGBT rights" was a marker of his work at the head of the United Nations. So finding LGBT propaganda in the booklets it promoted was not in contradiction with its self-proclaimed aims. Jeanne Smits
Perhaps the most alarming thing about Corwin's curriculum resources is that they are designed to indoctrinate, not educate. Specifically, instead of encouraging free discussion and open debate on the topics of race and violent protest, they persuade teachers to silence students who may disagree by discrediting any conversation that doesn't follow Corwin's identity politics-based agenda. For example, a lesson titled "But What About Antifa?" guides teachers to discredit or marginalize any counterpoints from students aimed to create a balance of information regarding the violence and social unrest that has plagued America since last June and beyond. Christopher Paslay
An Ofsted report in November discovered that more than two months of lost schooling last spring had resulted in children regressing in basic skills such as reading and writing. And -as always- it is the poor who suffer worst. It's estimated 1.1m kids have no computer at home, making attending online lessons impossible. The Institute for Fiscal Studies found that, in the last lockdown, better-off children spent 30 per cent more time on remote learning than disadvantaged ones. The attainment gap between rich and poor pupils will grow markedly. A survey by England's Mental Health of Children and Young People survey found that more than a quarter of children aged five to 16 reported disrupted sleep, one in five did not have somewhere quiet to work, and girls had the highest prevalence (27.2 per cent) of probable mental health issues. R.T.
It seems that schools in America are starting to more closely resemble prisons than learning facilities. Think about it - before being locked down in their homes for COVID, children were locked behind steel doors all day long as armed agents of the state patrol the grounds. A few minutes out of the day, the students are given a little yard time - and again, they are kept under the watch of armed state agents. Video after video shows the horrific nature of such a practice as children are seen being pepper sprayed, beaten, and tasered for normal childhood behaviours. And now, these armed agents are coming to the homes. A slippery slope indeed. Matt Agorist