Families pull children from California school that forced transgender lesson on 5-year-olds

Forty-one families have pulled 73 children from the elite Sacramento-area Rocklin Academy charter schools as the board continues to defend a kindergarten transgender lesson

Forty-one families have pulled 73 children from the elite Sacramento-area Rocklin Academy charter schools as the board continues to defend a kindergarten transgender lesson several parents say traumatized their 5-year-olds and that parents weren’t told about beforehand. A mother who pulled her son from Grade 6 and daughter from Grade 3 at Rocklin Academy Gateway, where the … [Read more...]

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‘Putting Christ at the center’

New San Francisco Catholic schools superintendent says 2017-18 academic year is first year of a three-year initiative around the Eucharist, “challenging the schools to really look at their sacramental life"

Look for more emphasis on “putting Christ at the center” and a focus on helping Catholic school children understand reverence in the Archdiocese of San Francisco Catholic schools. “We talk a lot about putting Christ at the center of what we do. There is no greater way that we put Christ at the center than during the Eucharist,” said new Catholic schools Superintendent Pamela … [Read more...]

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California school board won’t let kids opt out of transgender lessons

Rocklin Academy school board rejects proposal that would have allowed parents to review sensitive material before it hits the classroom and to opt their children out of controversial lessons

The California charter school board rocked by controversy over a five-year-old boy who transitioned to a “girl” in kindergarten has unanimously voted not to let children opt out of lessons on transgenderism. After a five-hour, highly charged meeting attended by more than 500 people Monday night, the Rocklin Academy School board rejected a “model parental rights” proposal put … [Read more...]

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“If you are in a coma from which you may awake, can I stab you?”

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro trips up pro-abortion student during Q&A following speech at UC-Berkeley

Full speech at UC Berkeley campus (some language) Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro delivered his highly anticipated speech at UC-Berkeley on Thursday, but one of most entertaining moments came when he invited dissenting opinions during a Q&A. A self-proclaimed “left-leaning” student confronted Shapiro over his views on abortion, asking him why he believes a first … [Read more...]

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Dismayed by the maelstrom

Dominican Sisters of San Rafael meet to discuss controversy over the removal of six Catholic statues from the campus of San Domenico School in San Anselmo

The Dominican Sisters of San Rafael met as a community Sept. 10-11 to discuss the controversy over the removal of six Catholic statues from the campus of San Domenico School in San Anselmo, which the order founded in 1850. An Aug. 24 story in the Marin Independent Journal reporting the concerns of some school parents over the school’s decision to reduce the Catholic statuary … [Read more...]

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But is it legal?

Offering free computers, a small L.A. school district enrolled Catholic school students from Bakersfield

Last spring, Katie Rivera’s daughter came home from the St. Francis Parish School in Bakersfield with some unusual paperwork. The school was pushing parents to sign their children up for a “unique pilot program” taught entirely online and run by a public school district in Los Angeles County. Each student who enrolled in the Lennox Virtual Academy would get a free Chromebook … [Read more...]

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California halting 4th-graders’ Mission-building projects?

School tradition called "offensive to many"

A new educational framework in California is encouraging teachers to drop a 4th grade tradition — constructing a replica of one of the state’s historic missions — in favor of a more “nuanced perspective of history.” Nancy McTygue, executive director of California History-Social Science Project (CHSSP) and one of the lead writers of the new framework, is one of the fiercest … [Read more...]

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