Eileen Griffin

Eileen Griffin writes from Richland, Washington.
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‘Give Us a Voice,’ Says Education Freedom Advocate and Former Teacher Rebecca Friedrichs

Remote learning exposed agendas in the education community previously hidden from parents. Teachers are starting to share their stories now that parents and community members have gained an awareness of what is...

Immigrants Warn Americans of Encroaching Authoritarianism

Mask mandates and other authoritarian directives from schools, school boards, and unions are becoming increasing unpopular, and more Americans are balking at the orders. Parents are frustrated and angry at mandates that...

States Respond to Parents’ Demand for Transparency and Empowerment

Recent revelations regarding school activities and teaching materials have awakened and enraged parents in a number of states. School board meetings have become contentious as parents seek to have their concerns heard. Parents...

School Board Members in Oregon Face Recall for Supporting Ban on Political Symbols in the Classroom

Newburg Public Schools, outside of Portland, Oregon adopted a ban on political symbols after four board members observed what they considered to be indoctrination in the classroom. Two of the board members...

Wisconsin Judge Rules Election Drop Boxes Are Illegal

A Wisconsin judge ruled the use of drop boxes for absentee ballots violated the state’s voting laws. Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Michael Bohren ruled drop boxes cannot be used in any future...

Griffin: Some Schools Value Race over Merit

Asian-American parents in Fairfax County, Virginia will be heard this month in federal court. At issue is the admission standards to Thomas Jefferson High School. The new admissions policy allows the consideration...

Chicago Teachers Union Cancels In-Person Classes

Chicago Public Schools remained closed the first week of the new year in a move orchestrated by the teacher’s union (CTA). A majority of teachers in the Chicago Public School system voted to...

PA Union Settlement with Teacher Affirms Right Not to Pay Dues

Mandatory union membership was invalidated by the U.S. Supreme Court, yet some teacher unions still require fee payments in violation of the ruling. In 2018, the Supreme Court ruled in Janus v. AFSCME...

L.A. District Attorney George Gascón Expands Restorative Justice Polices—Faces Second Recall

Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón has expanded the Restorative Enhanced Diversion for Youth (REDY) program, allowing criminals under the age of 18 years to avoid jail or prison for some felonies....

Chicago Transit Workers Protest City’s Rising Violence

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus drivers and rail operators marched down Michigan Avenue in Chicago on Saturday protesting the violence in the city, of which many transit workers have become victims. At least...

Eileen Griffin

Eileen Griffin writes from Richland, Washington.

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