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The despicable behavior of today’s academics

The Michigan State University administration pressured professor Stephen Hsu to resign from his position as vice president of research and innovation because he touted research that found police are not more likely to shoot Black Americans. The study found: “The race of a police officer did not predict the race of the citizen shot. In other words, black officers were just as likely to shoot black citizens as white officers were.” For political reasons, the authors of the study sought its retract...
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Orange County's largest school districts won't comply with Board of Education vote to return to classroom

Some of the largest school districts in Orange County, California, say they will not follow their board of education's recommendation to return students and teachers to the classroom.
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Hawaii rethinking reopening to tourists, Health Department to shut down noncomplying restaurants, shipper Young Brothers seeks 47% rate increase, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii dawn ©2020 All Hawaii News County Mayors To Ige: We’re Not Ready To Welcome Back Tourists. With new surges of COVID-19 cases in key states and a sudden disruption in Hawaii’s testing capacity, Hawaii’s county mayors want the state to rethink its planned Aug. 1 tourism reopening date. Civil Beat.As COVID-19 infections surge on mainland, mayor casts doubt on plan to reopen tourism. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell cast doubt Thursday on the feasibility of the state’s plan to reopen touri...
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Hawaii tries to work out tourist testing, braces for July 4 crowds, Hana Highway to remain closed, newspaper jobs cut in union deal, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Waikiki Aquarium ©2020 All Hawaii News The Waikiki Aquarium reopened on Monday with new safety measures like barriers and face mask requirements in place. KITV4.=====Gov. David Ige says Hawaii will be ready for tourists on Aug. 1. Gov. David Ige said Monday that Hawaii will be ready by Aug. 1 to implement the passenger testing program that would allow out-of-state travelers to bypass the 14-day quarantine, despite the concerns of some local residents and the rising coronavirus cases. Star...
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Why college reform will promote racial equality

I was very active politically in the 1960s, 70s, and the early 80s. Life became more difficult in the late 1980s with the arrival of a third child, and as I focused to publish enough to get tenure in a large Midwestern university. Today, as I look back on that time, I struggle with two perspectives about current anti-racist activism and about a continued anti-racist struggle in the academy. One of them is to believe that the current political reckoning over racism in the United States is differe...
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Why transforming higher education can promote racial equality

I was very active politically in the 1960s, 70s, and the early 80s. Life became more difficult in the late 1980s with the arrival of a third child, and as I focused to publish enough to get tenure in a large Midwestern university. Today, as I look back on that time, I struggle with two perspectives about current anti-racist activism and about a continued anti-racist struggle in the academy. One of them is to believe that the current political reckoning over racism in the United States is differe...
Tags: Books, Featured, California, College, US, Blog, Atlanta, History, United States, Ferguson, Black, Social Sciences, Board of Education, Shaw, Cheyney, Wisconsin Minnesota

COVID? What COVID? Hawaii survey shows residents less concerned as cases spike, teachers' union OKs school reopening plan, union tries to stem Honolulu newspaper layoffs, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hilo Farmers Market vendor without a mask on June 27, 2020. ©2020 All Hawaii News Many residents no longer see COVID-19 as a threat, DOH survey says. An increasing number of Hawaii residents no longer see COVID-19 as much of a threat as they did in the earlier stages of the pandemic, according to a follow-up survey commissioned by the Hawaii State Department of Health. KHON2.DOH survey shows ‘alarming’ decrease among Hawaii residents who follow COVID-19 prevention guidelines. An increasin...
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Record number of LAUSD students learn online while school’s out for summer

A record 100,000 students are enrolled in Los Angeles Unified’s digital summer school, which started Monday, June 29, with enrichment classes designed in partnership with celebrity filmmakers, musicians and sports stars. This is the first time summer school has been made available to all students in the LAUSD, and Superintendent Austin Beutner said that’s because the district believes it may help mitigate learning loss due to the pandemic that forced schools to close back in March and transition...
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Our patchwork approach to determining what the U.S. Constitution really means

One of the most important United States Supreme Court decisions in American history was also one of the most controversial. The late Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote in his 1977 memoirs that the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision “was of tremendous importance, and made a great impact on the life of the nation.” He wrote that the decision declared the principle of “equal educational opportunities for all races,” and the court did it “without benefit of legislation by Congress.” “If Congress...
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Reply to Six Commentaries on Who’s the Bigot?

For the symposium on Linda McClain, Who’s the Bigot? Learning from Conflicts over Marriage and Civil Rights Law (Oxford University Press, 2020).Thanks very much to Sandy Levinson for organizing this wonderful symposium on Who’s the Bigot?and to Jack Balkin for providing space on Balkinization. I am grateful to contributors Aziza Ahmed, Dale Carpenter, Imer Flores, Cathleen Kaveny, Randall Kennedy, and Andrew Koppelman for their insightful and instructive comments. I will address some general t...
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Middle School Teacher Dismissed for Obscene Acts With Children

A middle school teacher has been dismissed from his position after performing obscene acts with young school boys and requesting perverse photos from them. The prefectural Board of Education dismissed the teacher, who was in his 30s and worked at a middle school in the Eastern part of the undisclosed prefecture, after he asked six […]
Tags: Japan, Crime, Children, Teachers, Anime, Board of Education

LA Unified chief calls to end school police use of pepper spray and policy allowing chokeholds

Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday, June 15 that he will recommend the district’s school board eliminate school police officers’ use of pepper spray and policies allowing carotid choke holds before the next academic year. He also tapped a small group of community members to help conduct a budget review of the Los Angeles school police, “to look at what is needed to keep schools safe as well as what students need to feel free from stigma,” and present concrete changes t...
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Carson Won’t Back Trump’s Claim That He’s ‘Done More For Black Community’ Since Lincoln

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Sunday wouldn’t say whether he agrees with President Trump’s claim that he’s “done more for the black community than any other president” since Abraham Lincoln left office in 1865. When asked by ABC News’ George Stephanopolous about Trump’s claim — which was aired on Fox News on Thursday and echoed his tweet earlier this month — Carson touted what he views as accomplishments by the Trump administration regarding opportunity zones, prison re...
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Loving Day, 2020: Revisiting Palmore v. Sidoti as a Companion Case to Loving v. Virginia

June 12th is Loving Day, a holiday celebrating the landmark case Loving v. Virginia(1967), in which the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Virginia’s Racial Integrity Act— and the laws of 15 other states that still prohibited marriage between white people and people of other “races” — as unconstitutional and “obviously an endorsement of the doctrine of White Supremacy.” Officially recognized in several states (including Virginia) and some cities, the holiday “Loving Day” grew out of a graduate scho...
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Reason, Feeling, and Religion: A Response to Linda McClain

For the symposium on Linda McClain, Who's the Bigot?: Learning from Conflicts over Marriage and Civil Rights Law (Oxford University Press, 2020).Cathleen Kaveny Linda McClain’s book is a meticulously researched and compellingly presented study of moral and political language. She illuminates the different ways in which the term “bigot” has been used in American constitutional law, from the battles over slavery in the nineteenth century to the skirmishes over same sex marriage in the twenty-first...
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Teachers union board calls to defund school police at LAUSD campuses, sparking debate

Sarah Djato, a 16-year-old at Dorsey High in the Crenshaw neighborhood of Los Angeles, said that when a fight broke on her campus last year, school police responded with pepper spray that hit her friends on the way to class. It was a moment that helped shape her impassioned calls to remove police from public schools. “There are many other ways to take care of situations like fights that happen on our campuses,” Djato, a member of advocacy group LA Students Deserve, said during a Monday, June 8, ...
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Lt. Gov. Green pushes for reopening, residents support Thirty Meter Telescope by 2:1 margin in poll, Honolulu mayoral race wide open, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Lt. Gov. Josh Green via Facebook live Lt. Gov. Green says Hawaii slow to reopen parts of economy. With the flattest COVID-19 curve in the nation, Lt. Gov. Josh Green said Wednesday that Hawaii should have reopened interisland travel and limited business activity 10 days ago. Star-Advertiser.Lieutenant Governor believes Hawai'i should lift 14-day interisland quarantine. On Wednesday Lieutenant Governor Josh Green said the state is being overly cautious about lifting the 14-day interislan...
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Senate gives itself subpoena powers as Legislature, governor squabble over CARES money; Honolulu and Kauai reopen churches and restaurants; 22% unemployment is historic high, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Gov. David Ige press conference via Facebook live Citing frustration with Ige administration, state Senate forms investigative committee. State senators have formed an investigative committee, saying they’re frustrated by a lack of transparency from Gov. David Ige’s administration during the pandemic crisis. Hawaii News Now.Hawaii lawmakers try to move COVID-19 relief money out of Ige’s reach. Simmering frustration between Gov. David Ige and the state Legislature approached the boiling po...
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Hawaii Legislature reconvenes Monday to tackle $1B shortfall, new rules coming for tourists, CARES money to provide safety net, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii lawmakers will return to Capitol on Monday to help patch huge state budget hole. Hawaii lawmakers will return to the state Capitol on Monday to get back to work, and their primary mission is to find ways to cope with a looming budget shortfall and prevent furloughs and pay cuts for public workers. Star-Advertiser.Legislature Reconvenes Monday To Deal With $1B Shortfall. House Speaker Scott Saiki and Senate President Ron Kouchi said the session may last from 6 to 10 days. Hawaii Public Ra...
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LAUSD to spend $200 million in emergency coronavirus response costs

Los Angeles Unified School District officials said Monday that the district will incur $200 million in estimated emergency coronavirus response costs by the end of the school year, as anticipated budget cuts loom. In a live-streamed and televised announcement, Superintendent Austin Beutner said the expenditures went toward thousands of meals, training for educators thrust into remote instruction, and technology procurement among other expenses. Although state officials may relax those rules in t...
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Public workers seek hazard pay, 2nd COVID-19 victim dies, Supreme Court balks at mass inmate release, masks urged for Honolulu residents, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii roadwork ©2020 All Hawaii News Hawaii Public Workers Want Hazard Pay During Coronavirus Pandemic. Public sector leaders are also criticizing Gov. David Ige for what they see as shoddy communication and coordination during the crisis. Civil Beat.Lawmakers push for ‘shovel-ready’ projects to give economy badly needed lift. Lawmakers have made public a long list of state construction projects worth $1.57 billion that state departments believe are “shovel ready” so that construction ...
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Honolulu TSA worker tests positive for COVID-19, state mulls inter-island quarantine, some make masks, others buy guns, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Honolulu TSA workers ©2020 All Hawaii News TSA worker in Hawaii tests positive for COVID-19. A Transportation Security Administration worker at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport has tested positive for COVID-19. KITV4.Hawaii Interisland Travel Restrictions Next. Now that a 14-day self-quarantine is in effect for all arrivals to the State of Hawaiʻi, officials are going ahead with restrictions on interisland travel, too. Big Island Video News.Hawaii Updates: Case Total Now At 175;...
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Get ready for another California ethnic studies battle

None of the myriad documents prepared by state agencies last year came close to generating the conflict and heated emotions of a proposed new ethnic studies curriculum for public schools put forward by California’s Board of Education and the state’s Department of Education. Expect a new battle on this subject soon. The end result of last year’s kerfluffle was that the plan went back to the drawing board. A draft of a purported new plan will be released later this spring, barring coronavirus-rela...
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Let’s Talk about the Schools

Let me mention an important public debate unfolding across the country: school closings. I know this debate in New York City because I’m a resident and I have children in the public schools. We have a particular issue here because we have active spread in the city and a nearby suburb (New Rochelle) is one of the biggest hotspots around the country. Still, the basic question applies in most parts and perhaps every part of the country. I’ve gradually and very reluctantly come to the conclusion tha...
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The State’s Speech and Other Acts

For the Symposium on Helen Norton, The Government's Speech and the Constitution (Cambridge University Press, 2019).Frederick Schauer For well over a decade, Helen Norton has been our leading scholar of the constitutional questions surrounding speech by the government. It is therefore especially gratifying now to see her bring together her influential scholarship about government speech in this book, which deals comprehensively and insightfully with the vast range of constitutional and political...
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Senator Chuck Schumer: Caretaker Of Government Attacks Justices Gorsuch & Kavanaugh

Opinion New York – -( “I want to tell you, Gorsuch; I want to tell you, Kavanaugh: You have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price. “You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions. We will tell President Trump and Senate Republicans who have stacked the court with right-wing ideologues that you’re gonna be gone in November, and you will never be able to do what you’re trying to do now ever, ever again!” Schumer, speaking at a pro-Abortion ra...
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Orange County School of the Arts severs ties with Santa Ana Unified

The Orange County High School of the Arts will enter a new act, following a vote Wednesday, March 4 by the Orange County Department of Education to take the popular charter school under the county umbrella and grant it a five-year renewal. The vote was greeted with a standing ovation from some 150 parents and other school supporters who showed up at an Orange County Department of Education meeting in Costa Mesa. Many had become frustrated in recent months during a dispute between the school and ...
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‘I Was Not Going to Stand.’ Rosa Parks Predecessors Recall Their History-Making Acts of Resistance

On March 2, 1955, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin was sitting on a totally full bus in Montgomery, Ala., when the driver asked her and three black schoolmates give up the whole row so that a white woman could sit. According to her biographer Phillip Hoose’s account of the events, her classmates got up and moved to the back, but Colvin did not — and the white woman remained standing, refusing to sit in the same row as the black teenager. Under the city’s Jim Crow-era segregation laws, black pas...
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Middle School Boys Shared & Sold Lewd Photos of Their Classmates

Several middle school boys were caught taking indecent photos of the girls in their school and both distributing and selling them to other students by way of Japanese chatting app LINE. Ikoma City’s (located in Nara prefecture) Board of Education learned on the 10th that numerous schoolboys were stealthily taking upskirt shots of female students, […]
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What People Still Get Wrong About Segregation

During Black History Month and beyond, Americans are generally taught to believe that contact between white and black Americans was gradually prohibited after Reconstruction through a combination of social and legal traditions. Under the regime of Jim Crow segregation, two supposedly “separate but equal” societies gradually emerged — one for white people, another for black people — and lasted until the ’50s and ’60s. The two societies in that infamous phrase were never equal, as the Supreme...
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