Over 200K Taxpayer Dollars Spent On Drag Queen Shows at NYC Schools

Kids are made to choose their pronouns and invent drag names.

Our kids can barely read and this is what the Democrats are subjecting our children to….

New York is showering taxpayer funds on a group that sends drag queens into city schools — often without parental knowledge or consent — even as parents in other states protest increasingly aggressive efforts to expose kids to gender-bending performers.

Last month alone, Drag Story Hour NYC — a nonprofit whose outrageously cross-dressed performers interact with kids as young as 3 — earned $46,000 from city contracts for appearances at public schools, street festivals, and libraries, city records show.

Since January, the group has organized 49 drag programs in 34 public elementary, middle, and high schools, it boasted on its website, with appearances in all five boroughs.

“I can’t believe this. I am shocked,” said public school mom and state Assembly candidate Helen Qiu, whose 11-year-old son attends a Manhattan middle school. “I would be furious if he was exposed without my consent. This is not part of the curriculum.”

Since 2018, the group — previously known as Drag Queen Story Hour NYC, before changing its name early this year — has received a total of $207,000 in taxpayer cash.

The tally includes $50,000 from New York State through its Council on the Arts, along with $157,000 from the city’s Departments of Education, Cultural Affairs, Youth and Community Development, and even the Department of Transportation, city data shows.

“I am considering pulling funding to any school in my district that is implementing Drag Queen Story Hour,” said City Council member Vickie Paladino (R-Queens). “We are taking hundreds of thousands of dollars out of the pockets of hardworking New York taxpayers … to fund a program teaching little children about their gender fluidity? Not. On. My. Watch.”

Most of the money was allocated by city council members from their discretionary budgets, who set aside $80,000 for the group in the current fiscal year — more than tripling the $25,000 earmarked in 2020.

Drag queen story hours for children have been featured at public library branches throughout the city since 2017, with upcoming events scheduled at Manhattan’s Epiphany Library and the Woodside Public Library in Queens, among others.

Cross-dressed performers typically read aloud from a list of books that teach acceptance and inclusion, including children’s classics like “Where the Wild Things Are” and “The Rainbow Fish” — and some that overtly celebrate gender fluidity, like “The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish.”

But the expansion into city schools has brought new features to the program, its social media posts reveal.

In April, the elaborately coiffed Harmonica Sunbeam wore a slinky gown to meet with kindergarteners at STAR Academy in Manhattan and color pages from “The Dragtivity Book,” which encourages kids to choose their pronouns and invent drag names.

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FLORIDA: Sarasota County Sheriff implements ‘Single Officer Response Model’ to Protect Schools

We received the following video and comments from Sarasota County School Board Member Bridget Ziegler:

Sarasota County Sheriff Kurt Hoffman recently shared a video with the community explaining the “Single Officer Response Model” he has put in place in Sarasota County.

This is important information and I encourage you to watch the video below to become more educated about how the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Department would respond to an active shooting situation.

School Safety is a top issue in our community. While I am proud of the steps we have taken to secure our schools and the measures I have successfully helped implement, as a mother of school-aged children, I know the work is never done to keep our children safe. We must continue to work together and remain vigilant to ensure the safety of our children.

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“TOTALLY OFF HIS ROCKER!” DeSantis Torches Biden For Holding School Lunches Hostage Over Gender Ideology In Schools

States should stop sending their money to the Feds. We are under siege by these evil lunatics.

Totally Off His Rocker!’: DeSantis Torches Biden For Holding School Lunches Hostage Over Gender Ideology In Schools

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MIAMI, FLORIDA – MAY 17: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a press conference at the University of Miami Health System Don Soffer Clinical Research Center on May 17, 2022 in Miami, Florida. The governor held the press conference to announce that the state of Florida would be providing $100 million for Florida’s cancer research centers, after he signs the state budget into law.

Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has vowed to fight back in the wake of reports that President Joe Biden and his administration planned to tie school lunch program funding to policies that adhered to radical gender ideology.

Touting his state’s 2022-2023 “Freedom First Budget,” DeSantis said that he would make sure Florida was prepared to fight back if the Biden administration stripped funding for public school lunch programs over his state’s move to bar teachers from presenting classroom instruction on gender identity and sexual identity to children in kindergarten through third grade.

“In Florida, we are fighting against Biden’s intentionally destructive policies like denying school lunches for states that refuse to implement woke gender ideology in the schools,” DeSantis tweeted on Sunday.

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“We’re prepared for what Biden throws our way,” DeSantis said. “And, you know, yes, part of it’s the inflation and the gas — part of it are intentionally destructive policies like trying to deny school lunch programs for states that don’t do transgender ideology in the schools, I mean, give me a break!”

“Totally off his rocker to be doing that,” DeSantis continued. “We’re fighting on that, don’t worry. So we’re just prepared to be able to defend the taxpayers and the hard-working people in the state of Florida, and I couldn’t be prouder for doing that.”

DeSantis was responding to reports that Biden planned to link programs that provide free or low-cost lunches to students to school and state policies, demanding that they adhere to transgender non-discrimination policies. According to the USDA, the move comes as a result of the Biden administration’s expansion — by executive order — of Title IX to include discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation.

“Schools awarded money from the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), an agency within USDA, must specify in their policies that discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation is prohibited, the department announced in May. It also said allegations of such discrimination must be investigated,” Fox News reported.

Fight for Schools Executive Director Ian Prior told Fox News, “What you’re seeing here is really the Biden administration saying, ‘You’re going to do what I want or I’m going to take your lunch money.’ For the federal government to come in and really tie school nutrition and school lunch programs to this radical ideology is terrifying, and it’s appalling.”

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Video of School Board Dictator Completely Silenced

Damn that last guy with the Aussie accent was great! He wouldn’t be silenced.

This angry father is one of the most enthusiastic critics among a host of furious parents across the country being filmed challenging school boards instituting Critical Race Theory teachings. WATCH: Black Parent Gives Epic Speech On Critical Race Theory:

I remember when Glynnda was speaking to our Polk County Florida Legislative Delegation a few years ago and criticizing judges for not enforcing our Constitutional rights and was interrupted by Keli Stargel saying that she had no right to speak ill of elected Judges – what a bunch of BS.

I have to wonder if little Miss Sara Beth Wyatt as Chair of our School Board would order one of the four Sheriff Deputies present at all of our Polk County School Board meetings to remove us if we spoke to them like this.

We definitely need to try especially if the left in audience keep yelling at us using Sal Alinsky’s 5th Rule for Radicals which is to ridicule your opponents.

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EXCLUSIVE: Immigrants Travel To Schools With Warning: Socialism Is Deadly

Immigrants who have fled socialist countries are travelling to schools across the U.S. for free under a new program to teach students about the dangers of socialism.

The Dissident Project launched Monday with speakers set to “travel to high schools across the U.S. to speak to students about authoritarian socialism” at no cost to the schools, Dissident Project founder and Venezuelan-born economist Daniel Di Martino told the Daily Caller.

The speakers include activists from Venezuela, Cuba, Hong Kong and North Korea who have immigrated to the U.S. and are dedicated to speaking about how socialism has destroyed their countries.

Grace Jo, a speaker from North Korea, came to the U.S. after almost starving “to death as a child” under the country’s socialist regime. Two of her brothers and her father died from starvation, according to the Dissident Project’s website.

“All of us Dissident Project speakers came to America for freedom, and it is our duty to preserve that love for freedom among the youngest generation. That’s why we’re stepping up and doing our part so Americans never forget that this is an exceptional nation, that free enterprise and the rule of law made it great and that socialism can destroy it all like it did in our native countries,” Di Martino said.

The project was inspired by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ legislation recognizing a statewide “Victims of Communism Day” annually on Nov. 7 and requiring Florida schools to teach students about “the evils of communism.”

“Honoring the people that have fallen victim to communist regimes and teaching our students about those atrocities is the best way to ensure that history does not repeat itself,” DeSantis said in a statement about the bill in May.

Starting in the 2023-2024 school year, students in Florida will be mandated to receive at least 45 minutes of instruction in their required U.S. Government class about the evils of communism. Potential topics to cover include “Mao Zedong and the Cultural Revolution, Joseph Stalin and the Soviet System, Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution, Vladimir Lenin and the Russian Revolution, Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, and Nicolás Maduro and the Chavismo movement,” according to the bill.

Di Martino began the Dissident Project “after learning about Florida’s new curriculum.”

“I thought we needed a unified platform where schools could find immigrants from socialist countries to speak there at no cost to them so we could reach every single American,” he said.

The Dissident Project will focus its efforts in speaking to school districts in Florida, given DeSantis’ legislation, but will also advertise the opportunity to teachers across the country, Di Martino concluded. Teachers who wish to host a speaker can do so for free by filling out a form.

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NORTH CARILINA: Preschool Shows Kids LGBT Flashcards Featuring A Pregnant Man

As the insanity of American society today gallops forward, it came to light Sunday that Ballentine Elementary School in Wake County Park, North Carolina has been using LGBTQ-themed flashcards featuring a pregnant man to teach young children colors.

In the first place, it is important to note that a “pregnant man” is actually a woman. She may have pumped her body full of male hormones and have undergone surgery such that she sports a beard and resembles a man in other ways, but she is still functionally a woman, as her pregnancy itself attests. The idea of a “pregnant man” is a fiction and fantasy of our present age, which wants to pretend that men can become women and women men, and that when they do so, this is something to celebrate.

And yes, forcing this nonsense on preschoolers is child abuse, and worse. Republican State Rep. Erin Paré called for a return to sanity, sayingSchools should only be using age-appropriate materials, and these flashcards clearly do not meet that standard for a pre-school classroom.” The cards seem to have been brought in by one teacher alone, as school administrators acted quickly to remove them when Paré alerted them to their use. Paré said: “I hope schools across Wake County and the State of North Carolina will follow the example of Ballentine and respond swiftly when a parent expresses concern and ensure that materials like this are not being used to teach young students.”

So do I, but there are larger issues at play here. What was the agenda of the teacher who brought these cards to the school in the first place? Clearly he or she wanted to teach the youngest children that changing one’s sex is both possible and normal, and that those who do so are as ordinary and wholesome as apple pie. The child will then grow up free from what is of course being dubbed “transphobia,” and the world will become that much more tolerant, diverse, and peaceful.

What could possibly be wrong with that? Plenty. One may change how one looks cosmetically, but one’s sex is embedded within every cell of one’s body. To try to change that is to set oneself at war with oneself forever. A person who changes sex, or thinks he or she has done so, becomes dependent upon pharmaceuticals for the rest of his or her life, which is great for Big Pharma and no doubt one reason why the medical and pharmaceutical establishment has suddenly decided that this obvious mental derangement is something entirely normal and to be encouraged and celebrated.

The transgender movement is also repeatedly targeting the youngest of children, as in this case, and working for statutes that enable children to change their sex, or think they have done so, even without their parents’ knowledge or consent. This is part of a larger effort to loosen the bond between parents and children and to make children more attached to and dependent upon the state and its officials than upon their parents. When you want to set up an authoritarian regime, say, one with a Disinformation Governance Board and a Justice Department that targets parents who dissent from the Leftist agenda at school board meetings, the weakening of the parental bond dovetails nicely with your plans.

There is another effect of all this as well. Once a generation of children is entirely indoctrinated into the LGBTQ transgender perspective, this generation will have learned to abhor and despise traditional masculinity and femininity. These self-absorbed and deeply confused young people will also have been taught that the founders of this nation were all white male slave owners, racists, colonialists, and imperialists, full of “toxic masculinity.” When the nation faces genuine existential threats, these young people will be called upon to defend it, and they will sneeringly refuse. They won’t want to be part of the aggressive gun culture. They will know that wars never solve anything, and that fighting in them is wrong in all circumstances. They will know that gun-wielding right-wingers are actually terrorists, whom under no circumstances are they willing to emulate. They will know that they should be welcoming to the other, not hostile, and that they should eschew all “bigotry” and “racism.”

Now imagine that the same elites who would like to see a generation hooked on pharmaceuticals and hating masculinity are also socialist internationalists who abhor the very idea of the nation-state. How wonderful it will be for them once a generation has accepted the trans nonsense and all the rest of what children are being taught. The way to the realization of their plans will be ably and smoothly paved.

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93 Vermont Towns Have No Public Schools, But Great Education. How Do They Do It?

In “tuition towns,” the funds local governments expect to spend per pupil are instead given directly to the parents of school-age children.


In just a couple of weeks, 50 boys with learning disabilities will take to a stage in Vermont, one after the other, to recite the Gettysburg Address from memory. It’s a daring experiment undertaken each February at the Greenwood School and its population of boys who’ve struggled in public schools. Diagnosed with ADD, dyslexia, and executive function impairments, Greenwood’s boys stand before an auditorium full of people (and once even a Ken Burns documentary crew) to recite powerful words many adults would struggle to retain.

Many of these young men are residents of Vermont’s “tuition towns.” Too small and sparsely populated to support a traditional public school, these towns distribute government education funds to parents, who choose the educational experience that is best suited to their family’s needs. If the school doesn’t perform up to parents’ expectations, they can take their children, and the tuition dollars they control, elsewhere.

The Greenwood School is one of more than 100 independent schools in the tiny state of Vermont (population: 626,000). The whole state has just 90,000 students in K-12 schools (the city school districts of Denver and Albuquerque have more students, and some county districts are twice as large). How can Vermont sustain such a rich network of educational options?

Ninety-three Vermont towns (36 percent of its 255 municipalities) have no government-run school at all. If there were enough kids, the pot of public money earmarked for education would be used to buy a building and hire teachers. In these towns, the funds local governments expect to spend per pupil are instead given directly to the parents of school-age children.

This method gives lower- and middle-income parents the same superpower wealthy families have always had: school choice. Kids aren’t assigned to public schools by zip code⁠—instead, parents have the ability to put their kids in school anywhere, to buy the educational experience best suited to each child. If that decision doesn’t work out, they can change it the following year and try a school that might better fit their child’s needs.

So how much money are we talking about? As far as income distribution, Vermont looks a lot like the national average. The per-student expenditure of $18,290 is high by national standards (only New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and DC spent more). But independent, tuition-driven schools spend $5,000 less, on average, than public schools in the area, which is near the national average.

In many other parts of the country, even the most “progressive” ones, government-run schools consume ever-more resources while doing little to address disparities of outcome. The promise of equal opportunity through public education continues to fall short, and lower-income families are the most likely to feel trapped by the lack of choices.

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A variety of schools has arisen to compete for these tuition dollars. A spectrum from centuries-old academies to innovative, adaptive, and experimental programs competes for students from tuition towns, just as for the children of independently wealthy families.

Eligibility for tuition vouchers actually increased home values in towns that closed their public schools. Outsiders were eager to move to these areas, and the closure of public schools actually made at least some people already living nearby significantly wealthier as their home values rose, according to real estate assessments.

Because parents, not bureaucrats or federal formulas, determine how funds are allocated, schools are under high economic pressure to impress parents⁠—that is, to serve students best in their parents’ eyes.

The Compass School, nestled on the New Hampshire border, enrolls 80-100 high school students from three states and a mix of demographics. Forty percent of students qualify for subsidized lunch (the school system’s proxy for poverty), and 30 percent have special learning needs.

Nearly any public school in the country with Compass’ student population (considered mid-poverty) would be aspiring to a 75 percent graduation rate and a 60 percent college-readiness rate. Compass has a virtually 100 percent graduation rate, and 90 percent of graduates are accepted to college. And still, Compass achieves these results with $5,500 less funding-per-pupil than the average Vermont government-run public high school.

Emergent programming for children with physical, intellectual, or behavioral challenges provides a 22-school menu of accountable, adaptive alternatives to public school remediation. Increasingly, “mainstreaming” students with these challenges has become a priority at larger high schools, which compete to serve special-needs students as fiercely as any other.

Having watched these models develop nearby, two more Vermont towns voted in 2013 to close their government-run schools and become “tuition towns” instead. The local public elementary and high schools there closed and reopened as independent competitors in an increasingly rich marketplace of education options. We eagerly wait to see what the innovative combination of private control and public investment can bring to students in those areas.

Can Vermont’s quirky school program work elsewhere? Probably. An independent evaluation by the Ethan Allen Institute, a free-market think tank in Vermont, reported:

…an expansion of Vermont’s publicly funded tuition model can be an effective way to lower costs, improve student outcomes, achieve greater diversity in the classroom, and increase parental satisfaction with and participation in their children’s education.

Wealthy parents will always have school choice. They have the power to choose the best opportunity and the best fit for their individual child. Tuition towns—where all parents direct their child’s share of public education spending—give that power to every family.

Vermont’s empowered parents feed a rich landscape of educational choices, not just one or two. In such fertile soil, smaller, tailored programs pop up and grow to meet children where they are instead of where a one-size-fits-most default curriculum says they should be. If the family’s needs change, their choices can, too.

We pour plenty of public money into educational potential. Only parents’ power of choice can unleash it.

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‘Gender Queer’ Woke School Counselor Arrested For Grooming And Assaulting A Child

Who is hiring these monsters?

Woke’ School Counselor Arrested For Grooming And Assaulting A Child

By: Patriot Chronicles, June 2022:

Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) high school counselors that promoted and organized ‘drag shows’ at the high school has been arrested for having sex with a student. Zobella Brazil Vinik, a 29-year-old woman who identifies as trans reportedly groomed and molested a 15-year-old female student.

TUSC spokesperson Karla Escamilla declined to comment on the arrest, but provided this statment [sic] from TUSD Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo:

Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) high school counselors that promoted and organized ‘drag shows’ at the high school has been arrested for having sex with a student. Zobella Brazil Vinik, a 29-year-old woman who identifies as trans reportedly groomed and molested a 15-year-old female student.

TUSC spokesperson Karla Escamilla declined to comment on the arrest, but provided this statment from TUSD Superintendent Gabriel Trujillo:

“On May 4th, 2022, detectives from the Tucson Police Department Sexual Assault Unit informed the administration of Tucson High Magnet School of an ongoing investigation into one of its counselors, Zobella Brazil Vinik. The administration was informed of an alleged inappropriate relationship between the counselor and a 15-year-old student from Tucson High.

Working with the Tucson High administration, the District administration acted swiftly to remove the counselor from campus and place her on administrative leave. Our School Safety Department immediately initiated a comprehensive investigation into this alleged incident, which is currently ongoing.

On Thursday May 5th, 2022, Ms. Vinik resigned her position from the Tucson Unified School District and is no longer an employee of the district. The Tucson Unified School District administration will continue to cooperate with the Tucson Police Department in its ongoing investigation. Our administration will continue to emphasize the health and safety of our students as our highest priority.”

Vinik, who promoted and planned school drag shows, identifies as ‘non-binary or ‘gender queer’. No word yet if the school will be held accountable for not providing students with a safe environment to learn.

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Rep. Bowman: More Cops in Schools Hurts Non-White Kids

Thursday on MSNBC Prime, radical Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) argued that hiring law enforcement as security in schools causes “black and brown kids” to suffer “because of the explicit and implicit racism that still exists within law enforcement that we don’t deal with consistently.”

Bowman stated, “I can talk about, when I was a dean of students before becoming a principal, and the police consistently targeted my students. Because of their ‘misbehavior.’ But they target them aggressively, more aggressively because they were black or brown. And I, myself, had to stand toe-to-toe, in between my students and police to stop police from arresting my students.”

Sounds like those students were targeted not because of color but because their “misbehavior,” as Bowman put it in air quotes to minimize it, was egregious enough to warrant arrest.

“And unfortunately, when there are more police in schools, because of the explicit and implicit racism that still exists within law enforcement that we don’t deal with consistently, black and brown kids are going to continue to suffer and we’re going to continue to support the school-to-prison pipeline,” Bowman continued.

Here’s a solution black and brown kids can consider to avoid going to prison: don’t commit crimes. But that’s a solution Bowman and his leftist comrades will never consider because that would require holding individuals responsible for their own actions instead of blaming “systemic racism.”


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Bowman Supports the Defunding of Police Departments

In December 2020 interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, Bowman said that the slogan “Defund the Police” — a policy that he favored — meant “reimaging our country” by implementing “a dramatic reduction in the number of police in our poor communities and. particularly, our poor black and brown communities.” He also said:

  • “Historically, when our communities have needed jobs, they didn’t bring us jobs. They brought us police, and they created a system of mass incarceration.”
  • “We live in a country where if you’re black or brown, you’re more likely to be killed by police and more likely to be incarcerated, and more likely to not afford bail.”
  • “Only five percent of police work is focused on violent crimes — rape, homicide, aggravated assault. The other 95 percent can be handled by other agencies, mental health institutions, domestic violence professionals, etc.”
  • “We’ve been doing policing all wrong for decades. In some cities, 40 percent of the budget goes toward policing, and police are terrorizing black and brown communities. So we have to do something different and not allow Republicans to flip a talking point on its head.”

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Teens Who Knew The Texas Shooter: He Wasn’t Bullied, ‘HE WAS THE BULLY’, Violent Towards Women!

“He always seemed to take his anger out on the most innocent person in the room.”

“He would hurt animals. He was not a good person.”

The lies from the media, the FBI and the Democrat media axis are devastating.

Teen Who Says He Knew Shooter Shares Disturbing Details He Says No One Is Reporting

By Samantha Chang, The Western Journal, May 28, 2022:

A student at Uvalde High School in Texas who says he knew Salvador Ramos rejected the prevailing media narrative that the gunman was the victim of bullying, and this was the catalyst for his May 24 mass shooting at Robb Elementary School.

Ivan Arellano, a senior at Uvalde High School, told WFAA-TV in Dallas that Ramos “was not a good person” and had been a bully himself.

“Salvador Ramos was a boy who was not bullied,” Arellano said on Wednesday. “He would try to pick on people but fail, and it would aggravate him.”

Ramos was shot to death by a Border Patrol agent after his shooting rampage at Robb Elementary School, which left 19 children and two adults dead.

Shortly before the attack, the 18-year-old gunman shot his grandmother in her home. Celia Martinez Gonzales, 66, was reported to be in stable condition at a San Antonio hospital.

Arellano, who was friends with one of the victims, wanted to set the record straight because he had not seen any media coverage spotlighting Ramos’ cruel personality.

“I don’t see this covered and I’m going to put this out there: He would hurt animals. He was not a good person,” he said.

Arellano’s statements belie the initial media coverage of Ramos as a victim who was subjected to gay slurs and bullied over his lisp.

So do the observations of 17-year-old Crystal Foutz, who attended school with Ramos and worked with him at the fast-food restaurant Whataburger.

“He always seemed to take his anger out on the most innocent person in the room,” Foutz told KTBC-TV in Austin.

Our understanding of people and events generally morphs as the dust settles after a horrific crime like this shooting and research unearths more about the perpetrator’s background.

However, one thing is already clear: The school system and his own family failed Ramos, who should have been red-flagged over his threatening, anti-social behavior, which included self-mutilation, animal abuse and shooting people with BB guns.

Texas school shooter Salvador Ramos was ‘violent towards women,’ classmates say

Salvador Ramas [sic] posted images of dead cats, texted girls message about sexual assault. In a video from a live Yubo chatroom that listeners had recorded and was reviewed by The Post, Ramos could be heard saying, “Everyone in this world deserves to get raped.”

A 16-year-old boy in Austin who said he saw Ramos frequently in Yubo panels, told The Post that Ramos frequently made aggressive, sexual comments to young women on the app and sent him a death threat during one panel in January.

“I witnessed him harass girls and threaten them with sexual assault, like rape and kidnapping,” said the teen. “It was not like a single occurrence. It was frequent.”

Who gave the stand down order?

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Biden Wants Taxpayers to Write a $10,000 Check to Every College Grad Making $300,000

Criminal, but inevitable.

The Democrats have a sizable demographic of upper-class people with MAs and PhDs who account for both a disproportionate amount of student loan debt and primary activism. Call it the Elizabeth Warren demographic. Those people want a very big government handout that they’re calling “student loan forgiveness”.

Even Biden’s people realize that just having the government cover $1.75 trillion to its voter base might be a bit much, so they’re starting with $230 billion.

White House officials are currently planning to cancel $10,000 in student debt per borrower, after months of internal deliberations over how to structure loan forgiveness for tens of millions of Americans, three people with knowledge of the matter said.

President Biden had hoped to make the announcement as soon as this weekend at the University of Delaware commencement, the people said, but that timing has changed after the massacre Tuesday in Texas.

The White House’s latest plans called for limiting debt forgiveness to Americans who earned less than $150,000 in the previous year, or less than $300,000 for married couples filing jointly, two of the people said. It was unclear whether the administration will simultaneously require interest and payments to resume at the end of August, when the current pause is scheduled to lapse.

Quite a high-class problem.

A $10,000 check to the upper class while using a means test of $300,000 in a time when people are struggling to gas up their cars and buy food is really something.

Pouring in $230 billion into an economy that already suffers from out-of-control inflation means throwing oil on the fire. But Biden has clearly decided that the majority of Americans hate him, so all he can do is service his base. That means racial dog whistles for the lower part of it and subsidies for the upper portion of it.

Wiping out $10,000 of debt per borrower could cost roughly $230 billion, according to estimates by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a nonpartisan think tank. However, restarting payments for borrowers, which have been on hold since March 2020, would bring additional money into federal coffers. The think tank said in March that pausing payments had cost the federal government $100 billion and would run around $50 billion per year

This isn’t “forgiveness”, it’s stealing from social security, which is heading toward running out of money, to subsidize Elizabeth Warren’s base. It’s a giant middle finger to most of the country. Especially the working class.

And America.

On Feb 1, the New York Times ran an article warning that the national debt had topped $30 trillion for the first time, leaving us in so much debt that “the government would need to spend an amount larger than America’s entire annual economy in order to pay it off.”

The Social Security Trust Fund, sold to a generation that survived the Depression and witnessed the early stages of the disintegration of the family as a hedge against growing old in poverty, became just another flow of tax revenues that can’t and won’t be paid back once the unfunded bill fully comes due.

The doomsday clock for the Trust Fund moved up one year. The news that Old-Age and Survivors Insurance will now run out in 12 years was largely ignored in 2021. It’ll go on being ignored until the mandatory 20% cuts start kicking in. And then it’ll get even worse.

Medicaid’s hospital insurance will be out much sooner by 2026. That’s only four years away.

But sure, kill seniors and then write a $10K check to the grad students who took out loans they don’t want to pay back.

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PODCAST: With KaiPod, Parents Decide What Their Children Learn

One education entrepreneur is trying to put parents back in charge of their children’s curriculum, while creating a collaborative, cost-effective space for learning.


Curriculum battles in public schools across the US have reached a fever pitch in recent years, with parents and politicians fighting about what children should and should not be taught.

The Cato Institute’s Neal McCluskey keeps a running list of these battles, explaining that “rather than build bridges, public schooling often forces people into wrenching, zero-​sum conflict.”

Private education models, along with school choice policies that enable parents to exit an assigned district school if they are dissatisfied, help to avoid these public schooling battles. Parents can choose the learning environment for their children that best fits their individual needs and preferences without fighting a political war on the school board floor.

From curriculum to educational philosophy, private education models offer the variety and personalization of learning options that one-size-fits-all, government-run schooling cannot. School choice policies that enable education dollars to follow students directly, rather than going to school districts, allow lower- and middle-income families access to this diversity of options that higher-income families have long enjoyed.

One education entrepreneur is trying to put parents back in charge of their children’s curriculum, while creating a collaborative, cost-effective space for learning.

Amar Kumar is the founder of KaiPod Learning, a venture capital-backed education startup that brings together the best of online learning with crucial, in-person social experiences and adult mentorship. He joined me on this week’s episode of the LiberatED Podcast.

Kumar, who worked in online product development at Pearson before starting KaiPod, participated in the selective Y Combinator startup accelerator program in Silicon Valley last year while launching his flagship KaiPod learning center just outside of Boston.

At KaiPod, parents choose whatever online curriculum they want for their child. The curriculum possibilities are endless, from faith-based options to the Ron Paul CurriculumSora Schools to the Socratic Experience, parents can choose a curriculum philosophy and approach that respects their values and and honors their expectations. If parents want help, KaiPod can offer suggestions, including recommending tuition-free, public virtual schooling options available in some states.

Small, multi-age groups of students then meet together each week in a convenient, commercial location, part-time or full-time depending on a family’s preferences, to work through their individualized curriculum while learning in a social setting with others. An adult educator facilitates the pod, offering guidance and support as well as hosting various interactive group enrichment activities.

“Real, high-quality, online learning paired with these groups of pods could be one of the best solutions out there,” Kumar told me during our podcast conversation.

KaiPod’s Boston-area location costs $220/week for a full-time, 5-day option or $95/week for two days a week, plus the cost of whatever online curriculum the family chooses, making it one of the most affordable private education options available in the area.

Still, the cost is prohibitive for many families and Kumar is expanding into school choice-friendly states, such as Arizona, where an abundance of high-quality virtual charter schools, and the wide availability of education savings accounts, make the KaiPod model much more accessible to more families.

KaiPod Learning is a pioneering educational model that blends online learning with in-person education in a way that maximizes family autonomy and parental preferences. Parents decide what their children learn and monitor their progress, while their children learn together with peers and adult mentors.

FEE founder Leonard Read wrote that “education is a peaceful, creative, productive pursuit” in the absence of government force. “Remove the police force — govern­ment as boss — and education is restored to the free, competitive market,” he added.

It is in a fully free, competitive market of education that parents can peacefully choose from a variety and abundance of learning options that best reflect their needs and preferences. In such a world, curriculum battles and school board brawls would be a thing of the past.

Listen to the weekly LiberatED Podcast on AppleSpotifyGoogle, and Stitcher, and sign up for Kerry’s weekly LiberatED email newsletter to stay up-to-date on educational news and trends from a free-market perspective.

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Kerry McDonald is a Senior Education Fellow at FEE and host of the weekly LiberatED podcast. She is also the author of Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom (Chicago Review Press, 2019), an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, and a regular Forbes contributor. Kerry has a B.A. in economics from Bowdoin College and an M.Ed. in education policy from Harvard University. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband and four children. You can sign up for her weekly newsletter on parenting and education here.

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Father of Shooting Victim Has a Simple 3-Point Plan to Protect Schools and it Doesn’t Ban Guns

UPDATE: Biden Looks Absolutely CLUELESS as Uvalde Residents Boo


I, like every other God loving, law abiding American grieve for the 19 children and 2 adults murdered by a mentally insane, Evil young man apparently using AR-15 style semi-auto rifles BUT the gun(s) he used did not commit these terrible crimes; he and the Devil did.

It also appears, just like the Parkland, Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School killings in 2018, to have been entirely preventable had School and District Administrators not been negligent.  We know from MSD case law enforcement and both the FBI and Sheriff levels were negligent as well but we the jury is still out in the case in the Texas shootings; we do know they stalled for 45 mins before a brave Border Patrol Agent took it upon himself to move in and kill the murderer.

A Dad of a child killed in FL school shooting is right below and I mentioned most of what he said during my brief presentation at WH 912 meeting Thursday night starting with “We don’t need more gun control”  Rather What we Need are:.

  •  Physically secure schools, not ones with unlocked doors and gates that shooters can easily enter classrooms thru.
  •   Armed, trained Resource Officers or Security Guards such as we have in FL in every school under the Sentinel/Guardian program
  •   Armed, trained school personnel which FL law allows but School District Administrators & most County Sheriffs have been against for no good reasons.
  •   LE standard operating procedures to run to the sound of gunfire in schools, without delay. rather than waiting to “develop the intel or the situation”
  • Better identification and care for mentally unstable people especially those known to others like medical, LE and education officials as potentially dangerous.

This is especially true when these murderers are sending threatening signals over social media.  We need the legion of leftist social media watchdogs and algorithms to be more concerned with actual threats of violence than censoring conservative speech they wrongly find to be “hateful speech” because of differences in political ideologies. Both Cruz in Florida and Ramos in Texas had sociopathic issues broadcast over social media.

We don’t need the Federal Government and the Department of IN-JUSTICE “administrative deep state” dictating unconstitutional policies and a leftist Congress or RINO State Legislators overreacting and passing laws and implementing witch hunt procedures impacting law abiding gun owners from exercising their 1st, 2nd, 4th  5th and 14th Amendment rights by mis-labeling them “domestic terrorists”, “white supremacists” etc.

This is disinformation designed to scare them from speaking out against the socialist/Marxist/communist policies of the O’Biden Administration.

Gird yourself, another round of emotionally driven, non-fact based, barrage of gun control efforts are own their way!

Father of School Shooting Victim Has 3-Point Plan to Protect Schools – And It Doesn’t Involve Banning Guns

Andrew Pollack — the father of Meadow Pollack, who was murdered in the 2018 Parkland, Florida, high school shooting — said he was “so angry” after learning of Tuesday’s elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, because it could have been prevented.

As Democrats, including President Joe Biden, have tried to use the tragedy that resulted in the deaths of 21 people to once again argue for more gun-control laws, Pollack countered that is not the answer.

“We shouldn’t be focusing on gun control now. Parents should be focused on what they can do. They could learn and educate themselves,” he told Fox News Wednesday.

“We should be looking at what we can be doing to fix these things in schools. A single point of entry. How did the intruder get into the school? It should be locked down. We need school resource officers. And it’s just terrible to think that this was all avoidable,” Pollack further stated.

The Floridian also tweeted a simple three-point plan to make the schools safer, offering what is needed is 1) an armed guard; 2) a single point of entry; and 3) teacher training.

“We send out $Billions to other countries all the time. Why not fund school safety in America?” Pollack asked.

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Biden Admin: K-12 Schools Must Put Boys In Girls’ Bathrooms To Get Federal Lunch Money

If only Democrats worked as hard as hardening school security and providing armed police than they do endangering our girls…..

Biden Admin: K-12 Schools Must Put Boys In Girls’ Bathrooms To Get Federal Lunch Money

By: Joy Pullman, The Federalist, May 26, 2022:

K-12 schools must allow boys into girls’ private areas to obtain federal funds for lunches, breakfasts, and snacks, the Biden administration announced this month. A U.S. Department of Education spokesman told The Federalist the Biden administration’s press releases from several agencies announcing this policy will be followed by formal rulemaking in June.

“It seems to be playing politics with feeding poor kids, which is really unfortunate,” John Elcesser, executive director of the Indiana Non-Public Education Association, said via phone amid weeks of attempting to sort out these new demands with government officials on behalf of private schools in his state. “Because if a school feels like they cannot participate because it’s in conflict with their mission or values, if a religious exemption is not granted, you’re taking away a program that’s feeding low-income kids.”

Before many schools shut down in response to Covid-19, the National School Lunch Program fed nearly 30 million kids every school day, in approximately 100,000 public and private schools and residential care facilities.

Under this new demand, establishments that accept any federal food funding, including food stamps, must also allow males who claim to be female to access female private spaces, such as showers, bathrooms, and sleeping areas. Such organizations must also follow protocols such as requiring staff to use inaccurate pronouns to describe transgender people and allowing male staff to dress as women while on the job.

Religious institutions, however, qualify for a waiver exempting them from these requirements, said Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Greg Baylor in an interview Monday. According to the 1972 Title IX law, he said, religious institutions don’t have to file any paperwork to be exempt, although they can if they wish.

Baylor noted, however, that publicly affirming a commitment to sexual reality by seeking an exemption acknowledgment from federal agencies may assist extremist pressure campaigns. The activist group Human Rights Campaign’s blueprint for the Biden administration pushed for narrowing religious exemptions for multiple federal regulations and for the administration to “out” individuals and institutions who request such exemptions.

The Biden administration appears to be following that blueprint closely. According to Elcesser, USDA officials are telling schools to file paperwork to be exempt, although the Title IX law says that’s an option but not required. The USDA confirmed that to The Federalist Tuesday with this emailed statement: “Organizations may request a religious exemption by submitting a written declaration to the Secretary of Agriculture identifying the provisions that conflict with a specific tenet of the religious organization.”

Government schools can receive no exemption. At best, parents and taxpayers can urge school districts to not comply while inevitable lawsuits over the Biden administration’s interpretation work through courts for years.

“The Biden administration is grossly extending the Bostock holding where it does not belong. Like many of the Biden administration’s power grabs, this imposition transgresses areas of proper state and local authority. As the principal guardians of federalism, state attorneys general have the ability to combat such overreach where it injures state functions,” Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita, a Republican, told The Federalist in a statement.

Even if this regulation is ultimately overturned by one means or another, millions of American children will be forced to eat their school lunches with a side of sexual politics.

“There is a lot of harm that comes from inflicting this interpretation of Title IX on public schools and private schools that are not eligible for the exemption,” Baylor said. In Loudoun County, Virginia, in 2021, a young woman was sexually assaulted in a school bathroom by a young man granted access by the district’s transgender policies.

Parents have told The Federalist that their daughters no longer use the bathrooms or locker rooms at their public schools because they don’t feel safe there. Many parents are finding after the fact that school districts are helping their children live as the opposite sex and hide that from their families.

“Some percentage of school districts want to be told by the federal government that they have to implement gender ideology,” Baylor observed. “If anyone complains, they can say, ‘We’re just doing what they told us. Go blame Joe Biden, not me.’”

As Biden promised to do while campaigning, his administration is pushing sexual confusion on as many institutions as it can. This aim has gotten a huge boost from the 2020 Supreme Court decision Bostock v. Clayton County, an unconstitutional ruling that gives this extremist sexual agenda a legal fig leaf. That 5-4 decision clinched by President Donald Trump-appointed Justice Neil Gorsuch, however, concerned sex differences not in education but employment……

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Planned Parenthood CEO is on Board of Private All-Girls School

Alexis McGill Johnson, the CEO of Planned Parenthood, whose husband Rob Johnson has extensive ties to leftist billionaire financier George Soros, is on the Board of Trustees at the National Independent Schools Association (NAIS)-affiliated Spence School, an all-girls school in New York City, according to Breitbart News.

McGill Johnson previously founded the Perception Institute, which offers specialized trainings with titles such as “How to Talk to Your Kids About Race,” “Anti-Racism,” “Resilience & Accountability: Responding to Microaggressions,” and “Equity Strategy at the Board/Senior Leadership level.”

Among the Perception Institute’s partners are Soros’s Open Society Foundation (OSF), the Ford Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and other leftwing activist groups that push the racist, neo-Marxist ideology of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in K-12 schools.

The Spence School’s professional development programs directly involve multiple organizations that push extreme leftwing gender ideology onto children through the education system and encourage transgenderism among youth. Faculty at the Spence School attend conferences that teach CRT such as the White Privilege Conference, which leads conversations about the ways “white privilege, white supremacy, and oppression affect life.”

OSF has given $10 million to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund in 2017 and $250,000 to the International Planned Parenthood Federation Western Hemisphere Region in 2016. Additionally, the organization has given $200,000 to NARAL Pro-Choice America to “support policy advocacy related to the anti-abortion movement’s ties to white supremacist movements.”

Planned Parenthood CEO McGill Johnson is married to Rob Johnson, an economist who was previously a managing director at Soros Fund Management and is now on the board of directors for Campaign for America’s Future, a leftwing nonprofit that has received donations from OSF.

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