An entire one week summer camp is being held in Seattle, Washington devoted to teaching children ages 12-19 how to dress in drag. Titled “Drag-tastic Summer Camp: The Art of Drag”, the camp is being hosted by the Museum of Pop Culture.
The event is being described as giving the young individuals the chance to “investigate drag history” while figuring out their own drag “personas.” Throughout the week, the children will choose their respective drag name, learn “hair and makeup techniques” and develop “your character’s stage presence.”
“Calling all current and future kings and queens! Explore self-expression in MoPOP’s week-long, drag-tastic summer camp!” the description reads. “You’ll choose your name, explore hair and makeup techniques, and develop your character’s stage presence.” It adds the children will “work together with local artists to create your own personas.”
Any local artist signing up to “work” with children on how to become the opposite under the guise of exploring “self-expression” should be monitored and background checked.
The cost to attend is only $370 for the week, until May 31 after which the price increases to $400 for late additions. At the conclusion of the week, participants will “celebrate” their new “drag personas with a private showcase.”
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How long will leaders who let our children down blame Covid-19 for their failures? Anger swept across Baltimore, Maryland, after not a single student passed their state math exams, and almost 75 percent testing at the lowest possible score.
The Daily Mail reports “The poor performances came in the latest round of Maryland‘s state testing, where 13 high schools in the city – a staggering 40 percent – failed to produce a single student with a ‘proficient’ score in math.” Baltimore City Schools not only received $1.6 billion last year from taxpayers, but the school district also received $799 million in Covid relief funding from the federal government.
“So, it’s not a funding issue. We’re getting plenty of funding,” said Jason Rodriguez, deputy director of Baltimore-based nonprofit People Empowered by the Struggle, to Fox Baltimore. “I don’t think money is the issue. I think accountability is the issue…This is educational homicide, there is no excuse for the failure, which has come after years of warnings over the city’s poor education standards,” added Rodriguez.
A bombshell study published this month by the Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) found that 16 million students were chronically absent during the pandemic. “The millions of students had missed more than 10 percent of schools days during the 2021-22 year, twice the number seen in previous years. More than eight in 10 public schools also reported stunted behavioral and social-emotional development in their students due to the pandemic, according to a May survey cited in the report.”
However, six years ago a similar report by Project Baltimore found that 13 schools in the city had zero students test ‘proficiently’ in math. An almost identical finding. “We’re still dealing with these same issues year after year,” Rodriguez continued. “It’s just scary to me and alarming to me because we know that what’s happening now, you know, it’s just opening up the floodgates to the school-to-prison pipeline. I’m beyond angry… This is why we’ve been calling for the resignation of the school CEO.”
Daily Mail notes that Rodriguez’s group has previously held rallies over the mounting educational crisis in the city, and in 2021 led calls for Baltimore City Schools CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises to resign over low test scores and falling graduation rates.
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