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The defense bill was notably void of major social issue provisions sought by some Republicans, such as those on abortion and gender identity.

Congress easily passes defense bill void of GOP demands on social issues

The Senate and the House overwhelmingly passed the compromise $886 billion defense budget for 2024. The bill, which was approved by the Senate on Thursday, Dec. 14, was notably void of major social issue provisions sought by some Republicans, such as those on abortion and gender identity. The bill allows the Pentagon to pay for…

Florida has approved the use of PragerU videos in schools, however this conservative platform is teaching an inaccurate version of history.

PragerU sets sights on Florida, rewriting history of slavery

The Florida Board of Education has approved the use of PragerU Kids videos, a conservative educational platform, in K-12 classrooms. Florida has made other controversial changes to their education system recently, such as banning certain books and altering slavery-related curricula. Straight Arrow News contributor Dr. Rashad Richey argues Florida’s efforts to manipulate historical narratives, including…

The College Board released a statement saying the state of Florida has effectively banned AP Psychology in the state.

College Board: Florida ‘effectively banned AP psychology’ in state

The College Board released a statement saying the state of Florida has “effectively banned AP Psychology in the state.” The board took issue with the state’s Parental Rights in Education Act, which restricts the teaching of sexual orientation and gender identity in the state’s classrooms. “The AP course asks students to ‘describe how sex and…

Parents across America are concerned their children are not learning the skills and critical thinking methods they need to succeed in life.

Are America’s schools failing its children?

Education has become one of America’s most polarizing issues. Battle lines have been drawn over what kids are learning at schools, leading some states to ban controversial topics such as critical race theory from classrooms and even remove books from school libraries that some deem inappropriate. Another worry is whether children are being taught the…

Less than three months after making revisions to its AP African American Studies course, the College Board now has plans for further changes.

College Board walks back revisions to AP African American Studies after criticism

Less than three months after announcing revisions to its AP African American Studies course curriculum, the College Board has announced plans for further changes. The initial revisions, which took place in February, removed topics deemed controversial by some critics, including reparations, Black Lives Matter and intersectionality. Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., was one of the most prominent…

DeSantis calls DEI "political window dressing" but his culture wars may simply be standard GOP protocols for racial fear-mongering.

DeSantis’ war on CRT and DEI is racist and pointless

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has earned a reputation as one of the GOP’s preeminent culture warriors. He introduced legislation to prohibit Florida’s public colleges and universities from teaching critical race theory and also pushed to cut funding for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) programs at state schools. Straight Arrow News contributor Ruben Navarrette argues…

Gov. DeSantis is trying to scare conservatives by pushing his "anti-woke" message to fight the culture wars he's played a role in creating.

DeSantis is pushing ‘anti-wokeness’ to scare conservatives

“Woke.”  You hear the word everywhere, but it means different things to different people. A recent USA Today poll shows just how divided Americans are on its true meaning. Some 56% believe the word describes someone who is aware of social injustice, while 39% say it means to be overly politically correct. Florida Gov. Ron…

Critical Race Theory is a framework that should be taught to K-12 teachers so their students can learn to think critically about race.

Critical Race Theory should be taught to K-12 teachers

Across the country, from school board meetings to state legislatures, heated debates about whether Critical Race Theory (CRT) should be taught in K-12 classrooms have reached a flashpoint. A number of states already banned CRT instruction, with many others sponsoring bills that are moving through their legislatures. Straight Arrow News contributor Rashad Richey argues that…

fighting wokeism can unite GOP

Fighting liberal ‘wokeism’ can unite fractured GOP

Few topics highlight the differences between the GOP and Democrats more than the hot-button issue of liberal “wokeism.” In fact, the two parties can barely agree on what the term even means. Being woke, a concept that gained popularity in the early days of the Black Lives Matter movement, was originally used to describe people…

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