The city DOE’s ‘child soldiers’ and other commentary

Education beat: The City DOE’s ‘Child Soldiers’

The city’s Department of Education has “a potent cudgel” towards those that oppose scrapping the Specialized High School Admissions Test for its prime excessive faculties, reports The Washington Free Beacon’s Aaron Sibarium: the coed group Teens Take Charge. “Weaponized as child soldiers,” these teenagers malign and provoke grownup critics, who get “accused of attacking kids” in the event that they reply — very similar to the Chinese Red Guard, or what Hamas does with human shields, a guardian born in China mentioned. Parents suspect DOE makes use of these children to advertise its anti-test agenda by ­encouraging, defending and coordinating with them. Ironically, Asian Americans, who rating greatest on the take a look at, have “the highest poverty rate,” whereas the kids towards it “are often the rich kids who couldn’t ace it.”

Iconoclast: Why Dems Disdain Homemakers

“Young feminists, progressives and [lefty] social-media trolls” react ­violently to pro-family concepts and coverage proposals, observes Michael Lind at Tablet, not least these geared toward letting younger mothers keep residence with children — although a majority of US adults imagine it’s greatest for brand spanking new moms to work part-time or under no circumstances. “Why is it that most progressives, who ardently defend choice when it comes to abortion,” want one-size-fits-all fashions for baby care, pushing common daycare and other applications that assume mothers ought to work out of the house? One reply: lecturers’ unions. “Removing child care from the home, and thereby ­expanding the public-school monopoly to children younger than school age, translates into more jobs and money for unionized public school teachers — and thus more donations to the Democratic Party.” A bonus: The union donations are “out of the pockets of American taxpayers.”

From the best: West Is Forfeiting to China

New proof makes it “highly credible that COVID-19 originated ­inside a Chinese state laboratory — and that China knew about it” lengthy earlier than the January 2020 Wuhan lockdown, fumes Creators Syndicate’s Ben Shapiro. We might by no means know the total reality, since “the same [World Health Organization] that covered for China in the early days of the pandemic is responsible for investigating Chinese malfeasance today,” and the Biden administration is reluctant to demand solutions. “China’s possible unwitting release of COVID-19 and its fully documented cover-up are a unique opportunity to recalibrate the West’s relationship with” Beijing, however the West exhibits an utter “unwillingness to face down China’s authoritarian regime.” Meanwhile, the Communist regime “grows increasingly aggressive,” understanding that “all it has to do is outlast us. And right now, . . . China seems well-positioned to do so.”

Foreign desk: Crack Down on Dictators

Belarus beneath strongman Alexander Lukashenko has lengthy been responsible of “police brutality and the unlawful detention of opposition activists,” however its “latest tyrannical action” — intercepting a Irish airplane flying between two EU member states — is a telling step past purely home abuses, warns Tim Ogden at Spectator USA. “Fear and a sense that the West will never stand up to the world’s dictators” let thuggish leaders know they may “get away with such brazen acts against their own populace and with flouting international law.” Weak requires minor sanctions “never seem to affect those in charge,” and “the desire to avoid escalation, by way of appeasement or limp ­expressions of outrage, cannot avoid or prevent major international incidents or conflict.” So the dictators’ outrages get steadily worse. “Brussels and Washington have mastered Teddy Roosevelt’s maxim of speaking softly — but they have forgotten the part about carrying a big stick.”

Media Watch: Biased Reporting Breeds Hate

Reporting on the Israel-Gaza battle “is so relentlessly skewed and committed to the dogma that Israel is an apartheid state and a brutal ­aggressor,” Misha Mansoor points out at Spiked, that it has empowered anti-Semitism within the West, together with social-media feedback “rabidly hating on the Israelis and the Jews in general, with no shame.” Coverage routinely “brushes aside or says nothing about the avowed murderous intentions of Hamas and its supporters.” Media “need to stop ignoring” the ugly reality “that if Hamas had the opportunity, it would wipe out ­every Jew on earth.”

— Compiled by The Post Editorial Board

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