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California’s Draft Ethnic Studies Curriculum Still Isn’t Right

California’s Draft Ethnic Studies Curriculum Still Isn’t Right

(Note: This piece, co-written with Lia Rensin, first appeared in various Southern California News Group newspapers.) On March 5th, the California Department of Education released a fourth draft of its Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum. Not surprisingly, letters opposing Critical Race Theory and Critical Ethnic Studies comprised the #1 concern about the ESMC. And yet, more...

By Larry Sand

Stories from Weird California – CPC Newsletter

Stories from Weird California – CPC Newsletter

Forgive my typos – but by all means send in your favorite Stories from Weird California, samples of which we offer you here. Newsom announces reopening plan to union criticism: In his latest analysis of that King of Covidial Concern, Governor Gavin Newsom, CPC policy analyst Brandon Ristoff notes that Newsom keeps moving the goalposts...

By Will Swaim

Fighting for $15… By Saying Businesses That Pay Less Shouldn’t Exist – CPC Newsletter

Fighting for $15… By Saying Businesses That Pay Less Shouldn’t Exist – CPC Newsletter

The teachers union vaccine bargaining chip: This week, Los Angeles schools Supt. Austin Beutner told the school board that all school employees must be vaccinated before elementary classrooms can reopen. At the behest of teachers unions, other districts in the state have also made this anti-science demand, which Gov. Newsom has called unrealistic. Newsom announced last Friday that 10 percent of the...

By Jordan Bruneau

Equity = Inequality, Discrimination and Mediocrity

Equity = Inequality, Discrimination and Mediocrity

The fixation on equity is a loser for all concerned. At the same time that the indoctrination of American students continues to work its way through the schools, its evil twin “equity” is advancing right along with it. As the race-obsessed Ibram X. Kendi explains, equity exists when “two or more racial groups are standing...

By Larry Sand

Elite Private Schools Go Woke

Elite Private Schools Go Woke

Some parents are paying $50,000 a year for their kids to be indoctrinated. Colleges have been fertile fields of woke craziness for years now. Just a few recent examples: Middlebury College Professor Jonathan Miller-Lane claims that “To preserve American democracy, Whiteness must be demilitarized so that bodies designated as ‘White’ might become human.” A Washington...

By Larry Sand

The Wacky Woke Pandemic

The Wacky Woke Pandemic

The resegregation, victimization and historical manipulation of America is advancing. The radical rambling of the woke crowd – those who want to restructure society by dividing America according race – is advancing, and things are getting truly bizarre.  Seattle’s k-12 Math Ethnic Studies Framework teaches that “Western” math is a means of “power and oppression,”...

By Larry Sand

Child Suicide, Covid, and the Unions

Child Suicide, Covid, and the Unions

The teachers unions’ resistance to opening schools is killing kids…literally. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 6 percent of U.S. children aged 6 through 17 are afflicted with autism, severe anxiety, depression, trauma-related mental health conditions, and other serious emotional or behavioral difficulties. Due to forced school lockdowns, many of these...

By Larry Sand

Unity or Union Fealty?

Unity or Union Fealty?

 President Biden calls for national unity, but his words ring hollow. The resignation of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos the day after the Capitol protests spurred National Education Association President Becky Pringle to spew, “Resigning 13 days before the end of this administration does nothing to erase the harm Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has done to this...

By Larry Sand

The Clampdown on Free Expression – CPC Newsletter

The Clampdown on Free Expression – CPC Newsletter

The attack on free expression: Just as we warned last week, union-backed politicians in California and across the country are exploiting the Capitol riots to try to quash free speech. This week, former union leader, and current California Democratic Party chair, Rusty Hicks repeatedly called the (lower-case “d”) democratic effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom “a coup.”...

By Jordan Bruneau