How China’s patriotic education became one of the ‘longest successful propaganda campaigns’

Xi Jinping delivers a speech in front of red doors and a podium with a sickle and hammer.

Arthur Wang still remembers what his primary school teacher told him about the Chinese national flag. Key points: Patriotic education is compulsory in China It was introduced following the 1989 Tiananmen Square student protest Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to strengthen it further “If the flag falls on the ground, you must pick it up immediately,” … Read more

Warren, Evans largely avoid education in Rochester NY mayoral campaigns

Lovely Warren and Malik Evans, side by side

One candidate in the Rochester mayoral primary served 14 years on the city school board, including five as president. The other is the self-proclaimed education mayor who made schools the centerpiece of her first two successful campaigns. It is striking, then, that with just days left before the June 22 primary, education has been mostly absent … Read more