"... we’re opening our country. People want it open."
"We applaud the Kennedy School for bringing balance and fair representation to the table."
"...most parents think their child’s school has enough resources."
"... university Vice-Chancellors are in a class all their own. What keeps them awake at night is the loss of Chinese student tuition revenue."
"...it will be interesting to see just how many parents give homeschooling a shot ... and ultimately decide to stick with it."
"In a separate report, Policy Exchange highlighted the need for universities to guard against being the voice of critics “who actively despise those who have traditional values of patriotism, family, faith or local traditions”."
"While by no means a response to the Baker Act, Senate Bill 1634 and House Bill 1059, companion bills proposing the Parents’ Bill of Rights, would strengthen the role of parents like Martina in the lives of their children. By clearly outlining various rights parents have in raising their children, the law would keep the child’s caregivers from being cut out of these vital child-healthcare decisions."
"Gavin Williamson’s warning that universities are drinking in the last chance saloon offers vice-chancellors an opportunity to show that they are capable of self-reflection and robust intervention to maintain academe as a bastion of enlightenment values. If they cannot establish effective rules to defend speech, which they have conspicuously failed to do, then clearly someone else will have to do it for them."
"Teachers suffer, too, from the anti-performance crusade. That’s because their performance is never consistently, independently or objectively assessed once they’re at the chalkface. This denies them the benefits of further development from the basic performance management practices enjoyed in just about any other Australian workplace."
"I don’t know which is worse, the fact that children are touching each other in this manner, that society has bred such perversion, that it’s happening within the walls of a school, or that the school didn’t notify every parent in the district at the first report of these “games”!!"