A shooting at The Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee results in six casualties, including three children and three adults, with the female shooter also dead, and reports indicate two adults might refer to one of them being the shooter.
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Florida's "Don't Say Gay" law may actually be earning its name as the state considers an Education Department proposal to ban almost all instruction about LGBT issues in all grades under the state's "Principles of Professional Conduct for the Education Profession in Florida."
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) closed for a three-day solidarity strike by teachers who are supporting a 30 percent pay raise and a $2 per hour “equity wage adjustment” for custodial workers represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), despite the district facing chronic absenteeism, “astounding declines in academic performance,” and enrollment drops, in part due to the push for independent charters.
A handful of law schools have started using a messaging platform called Early Alert that sends texts to law students each week to rate their feelings and provide help or outreach when answers are in the mid-to-low range.
The Colorado lawmakers passed legislation that would reduce the prison sentences of incarcerated individuals who take part in higher education, resulting in reduced recidivism rates and better career prospects, with a six-month deduction for earning a certificate, a year for completion of an associate or bachelor’s degree, 18 months for earning a master’s degree and two years off a sentence for completion of a doctorate.
The article discusses how both sides of American politics are increasingly advocating for tighter regulation or suppression of certain types of public speech, with recent examples including proposed blogger registration requirements in Florida and GOP presidential candidate Ron DeSantis's actions around LGBTQ and race-related issues, and argues for a renewal of cultural commitment towards free speech.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) inflated data about sexual assault among teenage girls by rounding up the numbers in its report, raising concerns the use of inaccurate figures could undermine its wider message concerning teenage mental health.
US college enrollment has declined by 3.2% since 2020 due to decades of rising tuition and fees, prompting some small liberal arts schools like Colby-Sawyer College to cut their tuition by 62% and switch to online classes, with numbers of freshman particularly troublingly down.
The article discusses whether institutions of higher learning, both public and private, must apply the First Amendment rules to campus open spaces and argues that a policy maintaining basic civility norms in campus open spaces wouldn't violate academic freedom.
Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Supreme Court justice from Florida, has had a prominent street in her hometown of South Florida named after her, in recognition of her achievement in becoming the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States.
Jewish students at elite law schools in the US are facing an increasingly hostile environment where they find themselves subjected to absurd accusations and prejudice, particularly around events concerning Israel, and Jews are being pushed out of progressive political spaces.
The article collection on Deeplinks Blog discusses various topics related to technology and its impact on society, such as the importance of citizen input in government affairs, promoting tech literacy among young people, and the need for ethical considerations in developing algorithms and internet security, among others.
Forsyth County school system has agreed to pay the legal fees of a group of mothers who sued to overturn a system policy that banned them from reading books from school libraries at school board meetings, while the Mama Bears want sexually explicit books to be removed, and the settlement bars the school system from banning speakers from directing remarks to particular school board members or the superintendent.
The editors of Reason Roundtable discuss the attacks on TikTok by the federal government and criticize government subsidies on goods and services that make essential items increasingly difficult to afford for the middle class in this week's podcast episode.
Despite conservative politicians' focus on transgender issues at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), it is unlikely to be a top concern for many Americans as they hold complex views on the matter and economic issues remain at the forefront of their concerns, according to available polling data.
The article explores the phenomenon of cancel culture on college campuses and argues that it is a genuine concern despite some skeptics' claims to the contrary, focusing on specific examples at Princeton and analyzing the rationality of the behavior of those who participate in cancel culture.
The article argues that the contradictions in contemporary free speech law and policy in the United States are due to the ascendance of a neo-Confederate political ideology, which values racial hierarchy, tradition gender roles, idealizes the pre-Civil War South, views the US as a Christian nation, and is hostile to democracy, and that this ideology is consistently and most powerfully deployed to protect the interests of white male supremacy, and is currently being targeted at educational institutions, particularly in the guise of fighting "critical race theory."
The Supreme Court is currently hearing arguments in two cases, Biden v. Nebraska and Department of Education v. Brown, which raise legal issues on student loan forgiveness, and any path taken by the court will have significant consequences, particularly if it determines how debt forgiveness interacts with the major questions doctrine.
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on President Biden's student loan forgiveness program, with conservative justices appearing unconvinced about its legality, and liberal justices doubting whether the plaintiffs had the standing required to challenge it.
Justice Sotomayor noted that if the Supreme Court were to throw out President Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness plan, it would be like "changing Congress' words" and would seriously jeopardize the financial situation of 50 million students.
Experts are divided over the effectiveness of the "Run, Hide, Fight" method during active shooter situations, as some argue that running is the best option based on studies and alternatives such as the ALICE program are proposed.
The American Federation of Teachers and other unions representing millions of Americans submitting an amicus brief to the Supreme Court contend that lower- and middle-income Americans with student loan debt have been financially harmed by the pandemic and need federal student loan forgiveness.
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