A piece co-authored by the two of us will undoubtedly shock many people in the Denver education community because we frequently fall on opposite sides of the local education debate. For example, Jeannie believes that the proliferation of charter schools is directly responsible for many of the challenges facing Denver Public Schools today. Alan sees charter schools as a net benefit to Denver’s families and students. Jeannie believes former superintendents Michael Bennet and Tom Boasberg did deep and permanent damage to DPS, with growing achievement gaps and too much emphasis placed on high-stakes testing. Alan counters that the district improved steadily, across all student groups, during their regimes. But we, as Denver grandparents, are putting our differences aside for now because we agree on one key issue: DPS is seriously adrift, and it is time for the school board and the administration to get their acts together. It’s irrelevant at this point to argue over which individual … [Read more...] about Opinion: We’re tired of the dysfunction on the Denver Public Schools board
On the Big Island of Hawaii, Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano, rises nearly 14,000 feet above sea level. There are 13 telescopes on its slopes, on land managed by the University of Hawaii. Mauna Kea is ideal for astronomy: It is dry, has little turbulent air and a large fraction of clear viewing nights. But Native Hawaiians have long voiced concerns over the construction of telescopes on Mauna Kea. For the last four years, construction on a 14th telescope, the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope , has been delayed by legal challenges. The Hawaiian Supreme Court upheld the construction permit in October 2018 . Just before construction was scheduled to start in July, protesters blocked Mauna Kea’s main access road. Thirty-eight arrests followed. On resolution The protests are a culmination of a long period of disregard of indigenous claims to the mountain. The dispute also underscores the disconnect between Western science and the remarkable achievements of Polynesian … [Read more...] about The Thirty Meter Telescope Can Show Us the Universe. But at What Cost?
close Video All DeSantis-endorsed school board candidates win election bids in Florida Jackie Rosario and Cindy Spray joined 'Fox & Friends' to discuss the importance of parental rights in the classroom and the impact of their DeSantis endorsements. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! To put it simply, the outcome of the midterm elections was not what we were expecting. The "Red Wave" never came to fruition. Although it is easy to focus on the negative and reflect on what went wrong, there were many victories at the local level which the mainstream media has largely ignored – do we really think this wasn’t on purpose? School board elections across the country revealed that the American people favor anti-woke, pro-parental rights candidates who are committed to eliminating the left’s indoctrinating curriculum from schools. Many of these candidates received the resources and support they needed to take-on the left by way of … [Read more...] about How parents are leading school board revolutions across America
close Video 'American Girl' slammed for encouraging transitioning without parental consent Rhode Island mother Nicole Solas calls for a boycott of 'American Girl' and argues the message in the 'Body Image Book' actually teaches self-loathing. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! News that the American Girl franchise has a "Smart Girls' Guide" for avoiding caring adults and leaving girlhood behind permanently has Christmas-shopping parents like myself confused. At a time of economic severity for many families, just what would make moms and dads put down hard-earned money for an expensive and girly product made by a company that wants girls to know they might not be good enough as they are? According to Fox News, the company's latest book, titled "A Smart Girl's Guide: Body Image," "is marketed to girls ages 3 to 12 [and] encourages children to talk with a doctor if they are questioning their gender identity." It’s hard to say … [Read more...] about Geniuses at American Girl push transitioning for Christmas, because being a ‘girl’ may not be ‘smart’
close Video MSNBC cries 'voter suppression' during Georgia runoff election coverage MSNBC hosts and analysts expressed more concern for "voter suppression" during their election night coverage on Tuesday. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! After the disappointing, for some of us shocking, 2022 election results, there must be a Republican effort to rethink what happened. The danger is, with all the distractions and trivia of Washington, the effort could be the usual, surface-level review. Too often, hard problems and facts that challenge the institutional culture of Republican professionals are avoided. The bias against dealing with them is great because they seem impossible to solve. That scenario would be a disaster for Republicans in 2023. NEITHER TRUMP NOR BIDEN? POLLS SHOW WHERE VOTERS STAND IN SUPPORT OF TOP 2024 PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDERS What we need is a profoundly deep, challenging examination of the … [Read more...] about 9 ways Republicans can fix the disaster of the midterm elections
close Video Three ex-Twitter execs called to testify in House Republicans' investigation Florida Rep. Greg Steube discusses House GOP plans to hold the Biden administration and Big Tech executives accountable for 'corruption' ahead of the 2020 presidential election. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! The censor’s pen always grows thicker. That’s what we learn from The Twitter Files so far. The Twitter Files are major revelations that show what we all suspected was happening at Twitter. What started as a content moderation system to stop child pornography grew out of control into a political viewpoint censorship operation. Even figures from the Steele dossier fiasco were critically involved. Elon Musk did a public service to reveal the documents behind Twitter’s decision-making on the Hunter Biden laptop story in 2020. They clearly show that Twitter employees had the power to do whatever they wanted to user content, and they … [Read more...] about Musk revealed extent of Hunter Biden censorship by releasing Twitter Files
close Video 'Outnumbered' reacts to Brittney Griner's release from Russian prison The panel reacted to the Brittney Griner prisoner swap and the Biden administration's failure to secure Paul Whelan's release. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! In July 2020, amid the George Floyd protests sweeping across the nation, WNBA star Brittney Griner vowed not to take the court during the national anthem for the entire season. With the much-welcomed news that the Biden administration has secured her release from a Russian prison, in exchange for notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout, it is reasonable to ask if Griner will commit to no longer protesting the anthem of the country that secured her freedom. Despite the insistence by some on the left that America is systemically racist and homophobic, the entire country had the back of the Black and lesbian basketball legend , everyone was pulling for her and her family, and for almost a year … [Read more...] about Brittney Griner is coming home. Will she stand for the anthem now that she’s back in the USA?
THIS whingeing, whining, moaning series seems to me to be what you have to do when you are paid a lot of money. Netflix don’t want Harry and Meghan talking about how wonderful the King is, what a great job the Queen Consort is doing or how nice Prince William is. Public enemy No1 is the Press, particularly photographers. Harry seems to have forgotten how the Press gave his charities amazing publicity, highlighting his work around the world. Everywhere he went he was feted, and everywhere he went he put 100 per cent into it. He was just phenomenal, and when I asked him to do something for me to get a good picture, he always did it. We had a good working relationship. But he changed completely after he met Meghan. READ MORE HARRY AND MEGHAN BOWING OUT Watch cringe moment Meghan mimics bowing to the Queen & says it's a 'joke' DISASTER ZONE I'm a body language expert - Harry & Meg are acting like … [Read more...] about Duke’s moaning series seems to be what you have to do when you are paid a lot
Meg it stop HARRY and Meghan have created a new genre: endurance TV. If you’ve had the misfortune to watch the first half of their six-hour whine-athon, you’ll know it’s one of the most nauseating vanity projects ever committed to camera. If you’ve yet to watch, spare yourself. We always feared Harry would use his Netflix documentary to turn his fire on the country which gave him the most privileged start to life. He didn’t disappoint. This was an embittered rant against his family, the UK’s institutions and even its people, with its desperate attempts to link the vote for Brexit to racism. How wounding this must all be to the royals, William in particular. He looked after his little brother when their mum died. His reward? An attack on himself, his wife and all that he holds dear. READ MORE ON HARRY AND MEGHAN MEGA SHOW Royals fans divided as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle release bombshell doc NETFIBS 5 … [Read more...] about The Sussexes’ whine-athon is one of the most nauseating vanity projects ever made
PLEASE say it isn’t the 1970s all over again? What is going on in our country? A Government that seems to know it is on the way out. Sky-high inflation . Strikes. Unions threatening us. Union leaders becoming household names again. And politicians siding with the strikers. It all seems so abstract — until it isn’t. How many of us are now having to rethink our Christmas plans as we realise that the rail unions truly have decided to strike over Christmas and ruin the plans of hard-working Britons? All in time for the first “normal” Christmas in years. How many of us who are last-minute present buyers are starting to realise that “last-minute” this year means the start of December thanks to mail strikes. All of this, and much more, is about to cripple our country like a blackout. And what are our politicians doing? READ MORE ON STRIKES BOTTOMS UP YOURS! Union boss takes colleagues for boozy meal hours after announcing strike … [Read more...] about Why should striking rail and postal workers get a big pay rise while our pay packets remain stagnant or worse?