Concerned New York Parent Sets Up Website to ‘Speak Up for Education’ Following Viral Letter

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A concerned parent in New York has set up a website to “speak up for education” after pulling his daughter out of The Brearley School in New York City in April over the school’s “obsession with race” and “appalling lack of leadership by appeasing an anti-intellectual, illiberal mob.” 

Following his first viral letter in April, Andrew Gutmann, whose daughter attended the elite all-girls private school, penned a second open letter in May sharply criticizing “the school’s obsession with race and adoption of critical race theory,” which is rooted in the Marxist theory of class struggle but applied to race. 


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City of Tallahassee’s urban farm thriving in the Bond neighborhood

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – Greens are growing in the City of Tallahassee’s Urban Farm, located in the greater Bond neighborhood.

The goals of the project include addressing food insecurity and providing opportunity to local residents.

The pilot farm was created last year after the city partnered with the Wakulla Environmental Institute and the Florida A&M University Small Business Development Center to provide urban farm training and entrepreneurial education.

“They’re learning about what type of seeds to plant, what grows best in our soil and climate, what time of year to plant those seeds. They’re learning about organic pest control and

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Autism siblings and mental health issues

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Kha-Vi with his twin sister Valeshka.

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SANDRA HARRIS, executive director of the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center at Rutgers University, noted that, “Research indicates that the majority of brothers and sisters of children with autism cope well with their experiences. That does not mean, however, that they do not encounter special challenges in learning how to deal with a sibling who has autism or a related disorder.”

As we come to the end of May, Mental Health Awareness Month, I want to discuss the impact of

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‘No going back to normal’: 43,000 US kids lost a parent to COVID | Business and Economy News

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Ebony James’s 20-year-old son sometimes sits in his car for hours after he parks inside the family’s garage. Her eight-year-old stopped sleeping in his own bed after his dad no longer sat with him reading the Bible until he fell asleep. Her 16-year-old daughter “completely shut down and just didn’t talk at all”.

This is how they are processing the sudden death of their father, Terrence, 49, from COVID-19 in February.

“Their reaction is a little bit different than mine. I notice that when I try to talk to them about their dad, they don’t want to talk. They just

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Chinese city locks neighborhood after virus upsurge

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Outdoor markets, child care centers and entertainment venues in the city of Guangzhou were closed.

The southern Chinese city of Guangzhou shut down a neighborhood and ordered its residents to stay home Saturday for door-to-door coronavirus testing following an upsurge in infections that has rattled authorities.

Guangzhou, a business and industrial center of 15 million people north of Hong Hong, has reported 20 new infections over the past week. The number is small compared with India’s thousands of daily cases but alarmed Chinese authorities who believed they had the disease under control.

The spread of infections was “fast and strong,”

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