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Students, Professors Mourn Ginsburg’s Death, Raise Concerns About Future Of The Court

quoting Michael McConnellvia Stanford Daily
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to sit on the Supreme Court of the United States and a bastion of gender equality, died on Friday.

Analysis and Commentary

Rocky Road To Better Civics Education

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

There’s much energy in the cosmos these days around civics education, history education, maybe even “patriotic” history and civics education. Raj Vinnakota’s project on behalf of several private foundations yielded an admirable “landscape analysis,” and the WW Foundation (née Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation) that Raj now heads launched a “civic spring” project to foster “hands-on civic learning” among young people.

Featured

The Case For Urban Charter Schooling

by David Griffith, Michael J. Petrillivia National Affairs
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

A decade ago, the charter-school movement was moving from strength to strength. As student enrollment surged and new schools opened in cities across the country, America's first black president provided much-needed political cover from teachers' union attacks. Yet today, with public support fading and enrollment stalling nationwide — and with Democratic politicians from Elizabeth Warren to Joe Biden disregarding, downplaying, or publicly disavowing the charter movement — the situation for America's charter schools has become virtually unrecognizable.

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The Classicist: The Embers Of California

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia The Classicist
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The Golden State’s recent spate of wildfires represents a broader trend of dysfunctional governance.

In the News

U. Of Chicago Defends Limiting English Grad Students To ‘Black Studies’

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Breitbart
Monday, September 21, 2020

The University of Chicago is defending its decision to force English Ph.D. candidates to focus exclusively on “Black Studies.” The university claims that the decision is insignificant because it will only apply to five incoming grad students that the department plans to admit for the upcoming term.

Human Rights and Religious Persecution

Articles On: Beijing Winter Games, Distance Learning, Sanctions, Hong Kong, Uighur Surveillance, and LGBT+ Community

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, August 23, 2020

This section documents the myriad abuses that the Chinese Communist Party commits against its own people in violation of its commitments under the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Opinion Pieces

Articles On: Hijacking, U.S.-China, Harvard's Chinese Community, Security, Uighur Population, Hong Kong, India, Pompeo, Coronavirus, and Huawei

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, August 2, 2020

This section collects opinion pieces from across the world commenting on the harms caused by the activities of the Chinese Communist Party and provides insight to the various solutions that experts and leaders suggest we pursue to protect our interests.

Analysis and Commentary

The Education Exchange: A $14 Trillion Loss From Coronavirus-Related School Closures

by Paul E. Peterson interview with Eric Hanushekvia The Education Exchange
Monday, September 21, 2020

The Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University, Eric Hanushek, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Hanushek’s new study, which calculates the expected losses to the annual GDP incurred by the Covid-19 shutdown of schools.

Authoritarianism

Articles On: Political Policing, Political Threats, and Trade

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Saturday, July 25, 2020

Materials that illuminate the lack of personal freedom and political liberty under the Chinese Communist Party.

Foreign Interference and Coercion

Articles On: Education, Racism, Pandemic, TikTok, and Foreign Affairs in Australia, India, and the US

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Friday, September 18, 2020

The Chinese Communist Party wages a series of foreign interference and coercion campaigns and this section provides articles and reports explaining those actions, as well as the damage this does to those countries.

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