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Princeton may have out-woken itself

Education | The university provokes a federal inquiry with an act of self-immolation
by Laura Edghill
Posted 9/23/20, 05:18 pm

If Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber’s public confession to institutional racism was an attempt at virtue signaling, it backfired.

“Racist assumptions from the past … remain embedded in the structures of the university itself,” he wrote in a letter sent Sept. 2 to people associated with Princeton.

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A depleted legacy

Education | Two Baptist schools say a charitable foundation deprived them of millions
by Laura Edghill
Posted 9/16/20, 05:09 pm

Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary say they could lose millions of dollars due to alleged misconduct by a charitable foundation established to support the two Texas schools. The institutions on Sept. 8 sued the Harold E. Riley Foundation and President Mike Hughes, claiming the board changed the organization’s bylaws to deprive the schools of money.

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Pandemic multiplies homeschooling

Education | School health protocols push thousands of families to keep their children home
by Laura Edghill
Posted 9/16/20, 04:32 pm

Claire Taylor of Midlothian, Texas, said she knew she was on the right track when a friend told her, “You’re already a homeschool mom.” The friend pointed out that Taylor was doing many of the things involved in teaching her children at home. She already thought home education might be a good fit for her sons, 8-year-old Rhett and 6-year-old Reed, but the pandemic gave her the final push to switch.

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