'That's How You Get away with It': Liberal Principal Admits Discriminating against Religious Teachers
- By Ben Johnson - The Washington Stand
An undercover video has captured a public school administrator admitting that he quietly refuses to hire “brainwashed” religious teachers and older people, so he can impose his own liberal views on the district’s schoolchildren. His comments touched off a torrent of criticism from Catholic officials, education experts, and Democratic elected officials.
Jeremy Boland — the assistant principal of Cos Cob Elementary School, a public school in Greenwich, Connecticut — unknowingly made numerous controversial statements to investigative journalists with Project Veritas. The 12-minute video, which was shot in July and posted online late Tuesday night, appears to show Boland confessing that he won’t hire Catholic applicants, a violation of state and federal civil rights laws.
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Adina Leon Named National Christian Teacher of the Year
- By Christian Newswire
Bob Jones University announced today Adina Leon, a 1998 graduate, was named a National Christian Teacher of the Year by the Herzog Foundation. The foundation recognizes 12 teachers across the nation that embody excellence in Christian education. This inaugural awards program is part of the Herzog Foundation’s mission to advance Christian education on a national scale.
"I was incredibly honored just to be nominated," said Leon. "When the news came that I had been chosen, I was stunned, shocked, and humbled to tears. I have worked with some tremendous educators over the years and have learned so much from them. My motivation for teaching has never been [for] praise; I simply want to share Jesus with my students and point them to the Savior through my lessons."
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List of States That Might Tax Student Loan Debt Cancellation Dwindles
- By Jared Walczak - Tax Foundation
Note: This article was updated on August 30th to address recent state administrative determinations and correct errors in the preliminary analysis of states with the potential to tax student loan debt forgiveness.
President Biden’s announcement of student loan debt forgiveness is already raising many questions. How much will it cost? Who will benefit the most? How will it contribute to inflation? Does the president even have the legal authority to implement this loan forgiveness?
Here’s one more question to add to the mix: will states consider student loan forgiveness a taxable event? In some states, the answer could be yes.
As a general rule, a discharge of indebtedness counts as income and is taxable, as my colleague Will McBride explains. Under § 9675 of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), however, the forgiveness of student loan debt between 2021 and 2025 does not count toward federal taxable income. States which follow the federal treatment here will likewise exclude debt forgiveness from their own state income tax bases. But, for a variety of reasons, not every state does that. There are at least six relevant interactions with the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) for purposes of the treatment of student loan debt cancellation. States could:
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Bob Jones University 9/11 Memorial Display
- By Randy Page - BJU
Ahead of the 21st anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Bob Jones University students will set up a memorial display near the Wade Hampton Boulevard entrance to campus. Each flag will represent one of the 2,977 victims—from 115 countries—who perished in the 2001 terrorist attacks.
The students will begin assembling the display Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 4 p.m. and it will remain in place through the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 13.
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BJU Presents the Jason Max Ferdinand Singers
- By Randy Page - BJU
Bob Jones University will host the Jason Max Ferdinand Singers on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium.
Although conceptualized in 2001, the ensemble was established in 2021. After a successful debut at “Live from London,” they were temporarily sidelined due to the pandemic but have now resumed a full touring schedule.
Dr. Jason Max Ferdinand, the group’s founder and director, is a full professor, Department of Music chair, and director of choral activities at Oakwood University where he conducts the Aeolians of Oakwood University. A native of Trinidad & Tobago, Ferdinand earned his BA in piano from Oakwood College (now Oakwood University), an MA in Choral Conducting from Morgan State University and a DMA in Choral Conducting from the University of Maryland.
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'God Has Spoken': Church-Run School Stands Firm Amid Death Threats
- By Joshua Arnold - The Washington Stand
Grace Christian School “fielded hundreds, probably thousands, of phone calls Thursday, Friday, over the weekend, with just some of the most outrageous things: People threatening to burn my house down, threatening to kill my family,” said Barry McKeen, school administrator and pastor of Grace Community Church of Valrico, Florida, which runs the school.
The threats came in reaction to an article by NBC News, which published several paragraphs of a June 6 email in which McKeen reiterated to school parents the school’s commitment to biblical sexuality. “We believe that God created mankind in His image: male (man) and female (woman), sexually different but with equal dignity,” read the email, and continued:
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Do You Know What’s in Children’s Books?
- By Catching Fire News
Do you know what’s between the covers of your child’s book? Debbie DeGroff joins Kathleen to discuss the ideology and agenda behind today’s children’s books, and the assumed presumption that there is but one worthy point of view.
Find more from Debbie including her groundbreaking book here.
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