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  • VIDEO: Teacher holds 13-year-old after class to lecture him about Trump's 'racist' immigration policy

    10/28/2020 5:18:09 AM PDT · by gattaca · 28 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 27, 2020 | Phil Shiver
    A middle school teacher in Washington state kept a 13-year-old student after class to lecture him over his support for President Trump — and the student recorded the whole thing. ll Americans to take back our constitutional freedoms It's the latest in a growing string of incidents in which teachers are bringing their anti-Trump political biases into the classroom. Now that remote learning is more prevalent, more and more incidents are being caught on tape. What are the details? Connor Seaman, a language arts teacher at Kopachuck Middle School in Gig Harbor, had apparently taken issue with the student's choice...
  • Who Says Academia Isn’t Awash in Liberal Bias?

    10/28/2020 6:40:47 AM PDT · by karpov · 9 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | October 28, 2020 | Mitchell Langbert
    In a year when numerous faculty members who aren’t “woke” have been pilloried, and many universities are revamping themselves in accordance with the agenda of Black Lives Matter and Antifa, I was amazed to read an article by Harvard history professor Naomi Oreskes and her student, Charlie Tyson, who claim that research findings that university professors overwhelmingly lean to the left are wrong. Oreskes and Tyson published “Is Academe Awash in Liberal Bias?” in the Chronicle of Higher Education on September 14. Their piece violates common sense and misconstrues basic statistical reasoning.
  • What Happened When a High School Offered a PragerU Video

    10/27/2020 5:11:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | October 27, 2020 | Dennis Prager
    As far as HuffPost and the rest of the American left are concerned, no non-left-wing idea should be allowed to enter an American school. Not even for five minutes. This past month, Maumee High School, a high school near Toledo, Ohio, offered its students a way to receive some extracurricular credit. In the words of the Maumee City Schools administration office -- released before the HuffPost-induced uproar: "Students were offered an extra credit assignment intended to challenge their critical thinking skills ... A second option in the extra credit assignment asked students to view a video from a conservative website,...
  • Battling for the Youngest Minds

    10/22/2020 8:10:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    American ^ | October 22, 2020 | Rick Fuentes
    One would expect that a deceptive narrative about colonial America, rebuked by a couple of dozen distinguished historians of that era, would promptly be pulled from the shelves and kicked to the curb. Not so for the 1619 Project, the New York Times Magazine magnum opus that uses slavery as the force majeure to pass an idea off as factual history. The 1619 Project has now been integrated into the curricula of at least 4500 elementary and high schools in California, Chicago, Washington D.C., and New York. The illiberal embrace of this fictional work in scholastics is emblematic of a...
  • Hundreds rally in downtown Women’s March ahead of ‘most crucial election of our lifetime’ (photos-barf alert)

    10/21/2020 6:30:42 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 43 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 10/17/2020 | David Struett
    With the Nov. 3 election looming, hundreds of women marched downtown Saturday morning to make their case against electing President Donald Trump for a second term. “This is the most crucial election of our lifetime,” organizer Gianna Gizzi told a crowd of several hundred who gathered at Federal Plaza in the yearly event meant to empower woman and encourage equality. “We’re marching for the people here and those who can’t be here,” Gizzi said. Though this year’s march paled in comparison to the 2017 gathering that drew tens of thousands, the rally also attracted first-timers, including Michele McGowan, who said...
  • Disgusting Professorial Teachings

    10/21/2020 2:56:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall. com ^ | October 21, 2020 | Walter E. Williams
    Editor's Note: The following piece contains graphic language.The ugliness that we have recently witnessed including rioting, billions of dollars of property destruction, assaults, murders and grossly stupid claims about our nation has its origins on college campuses. Two websites, College Reform and College Fix, report on the despicable teachings on college campuses across the nation. Let us look at some of it. In response to Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson's tweeting that he supports "citizen soldiers" in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Tressie McMillan Cottom, a black professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science declared that "they...
  • Queering Calvin University

    10/19/2020 11:12:39 AM PDT · by NRx · 26 replies
    TAC ^ | 10-18-2020 | Rod Dreher
    A sign of changing times from Claire Murashima, writing in the student newspaper of Calvin University (formerly Calvin College) in Grand Rapids, Michigan: "In the 102 years that Student Senate has existed, we’ve never had an openly gay student body president. It’s beyond time that the LGBTQ community is represented in the highest student leadership position at Calvin. I’m proud to be the first. A few years ago, I never thought that I would be coming out to the world through my school newspaper at my Christian university. I wanted to be known as the girl who started Dance Marathon...
  • Academic Teachers and Political Activists

    10/17/2020 8:45:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    American ^ | October 17, 2020 | John Ellis
    Public concern about higher education is clearly widespread. The causes are many: ugly treatment of visiting speakers, a stifling political uniformity resulting in ideological extremism and hatred, and fringe radical ideas seeping out of the campuses into the wider world. Less publicly visible are numerous recent studies that tell us how little most recent graduates have benefited from higher education. They record astonishing deficiencies in reasoning, writing, reading, basic knowledge, and civics. But with all this, the public is still uncertain. Most see the symptoms but don’t quite know what to make of them, and so continue to send their...
  • The BlackLivesMattering of Higher Ed: Some Notes from the Field

    10/16/2020 6:47:14 AM PDT · by karpov · 4 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | October 16, 2020 | Alexander Riley
    When the University of Chicago English Department announced over the summer that, in response to the protests after the death of George Floyd, they would only admit graduate students willing to work in Black Studies (a proclamation that, after media attention brought criticism, they recently removed from their webpage), observers of the increasing dominance of extremist ideas on race and race relations in higher education were not surprised. Indeed, as things go ever crazier inside American universities with respect to racial politics, it becomes more and more difficult for those of us on the inside, watching things deteriorate on a...
  • Public School Teacher Caught on Video Abusing a Student for Defending Trump, After He Lied The Parents About What Happened

    10/05/2020 6:14:42 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 68 replies
    Red State Nation ^ | 10.05.2020 | Sarah Hall
    A Tacoma, Washington middle school teacher took great offense when one of his students named President Trump as a person he admires. The thing is, Perry G. Keithley Middle School sixth grade teacher Brendan Stanton asked his virtual class this very question — “who is the one person you admire and why?” I admire Donald J. Trump because he is making America great again. And because he is the best president the United States of America could ever, ever have. And he built the wall so terrorists couldn’t come into in the U. S. Trump is the best person in...
  • The truth about my stand against a university's enforced orthodoxy

    09/28/2020 2:14:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09 28 2020 | NICHOLAS MERIWETHER
    On the first day of my political philosophy class at Shawnee State University in the spring of 2019, a biologically male student raised his hand and I called on him, unwittingly using the now-incendiary words, “Yes, sir.” As a professor of philosophy, I view the classroom as a place of dynamic discussion and exchange. And I work hard to foster an atmosphere of civility and rational discourse, a place where students can seek truth. This student approached me after class and said that he identified as a woman and demanded, from that point on, that I refer to him as...
  • John McWhorter: Academics Live In Fear Of The New Campus Maoism

    09/01/2020 5:40:06 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 28 replies ^ | 9-1-20 | John Sexton
    In a piece published today in The Atlantic, John McWhorter writes that he is getting as many as 50 emails a week from academics who are living in fear that their careers could end at any moment. Their fear isn’t the coronavirus it’s the creeping leftist orthodoxy which treats any disagreement as cause to hound someone out of their job. McWhorter labels it a new form of Maoism on campus, complete with struggle sessions straight out of the Cultural Revolution: A statistics professor says:"I routinely discuss the fallacy of assuming that disparity implies discrimination, which is just a specific way...
  • Judge Grants Bail For Former UC Davis Researcher And Chinese Scientist Juan Tang

    08/29/2020 10:15:26 AM PDT · by untenured · 25 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | Richie Ramos
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A federal judge granted bail Friday for Juan Tang, a Chinese scientist and former UC Davis researcher who was indicted for visa fraud and making false statements to the FBI, according to officials. Court documents show Tang was released on a $750,000 secured appearance bond, which was “posted by the primary residence of third-party custodian.” Tang’s release order will not be signed until the secured bond is posted. Tang has been ordered to stay at the third party’s residence and is not allowed to leave. Authorities said Tang will be monitored by phone and videoconferencing and not...
  • Academic Journal Looking For Evidence Of ‘Structural Racism,’ Won’t Commit To Accepting Contrary Evidence

    08/27/2020 12:52:55 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 25 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 8/27/2020 | Damjan Tutarkov
    An editor of a peer-reviewed journal that deals with violence is asking students and faculty for research papers that prove the existence of “structural racism” in policing but refused to respond when asked if they’ll accept evidence that contradicts that view, according to The College Fix. The story: Prof. Carlos Cuevas, co-director of the Violence and Justice Research Laboratory at Northwestern University, is asking students and staff to provide papers that are “designed to advance the scientific knowledge about the excessive use of force by some law enforcement officers as applied to members of communities of color.”
  • Professor Prohibits Students From Criticizing Abortion and Black Lives Matter (Iowa State U)

    08/19/2020 10:25:53 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 57 replies
    freebeacon ^ | AUGUST 18, 2020 | Chrissy Clark
    School says the policy violates the First Amendment A university professor said that she will dismiss students from her class if they argue against abortion or the Black Lives Matter movement. Iowa State University professor Chloe Clark released a syllabus for a 200-level English class instructing students that they cannot argue against abortion, Black Lives Matter, and a number of other leftwing causes. It includes a "GIANT WARNING" that contradicting certain viewpoints may result in dismissal from class. "Any instances of othering … are grounds for dismissal from the classroom," the syllabus obtained by Young America's Foundation reads. "The same...
  • Pennsylvania District Mandates White Supremacy Lessons for Kindergartners

    08/12/2020 11:48:13 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 44 replies
    freebeacon ^ | AUGUST 11, 2020 | Chrissy Clark
    Elementary school children returning to a wealthy Pennsylvania classroom in the fall will learn that sympathizing with police officers is racist. Gladwyne Elementary School in Lower Merion School District, one of the richest in the nation—will require fourth and fifth graders to read Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness, which claims that white people who relate to police officers or decline to watch the news are complicit in racism. The curriculum also assigns A Kid's Book About Racism to kindergarten and first graders. Elana Fishbein, mother of two boys and a doctor of social work,said, "The book teaches kids...
  • Philadelphia public school teacher worries about 'conservative' parents listening in on virtual classes

    08/11/2020 10:05:53 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/11/20 | Lucas Manfredi |
    A Philadelphia public school teacher is curious about how educators will cope with “conservative parents" listening in on virtual classes, according to a thread captured on Twitter. According to a report by the Daily Wire, Matthew Kay, who teaches English at the Science Leadership Academy said on the social media platform that he is concerned about the “damage” that “helicopter parents” might cause if they overhear lessons on topics such as gender and sexuality. “So, this fall, virtual class discussion will have many potential spectators — parents, siblings, etc. — in the same room. We’ll never be quite sure who...
  • Public Schoolteacher Complains Home Learning Will Interfere With Trans, Race, And Gay Propaganda

    08/11/2020 7:53:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies ^ | August 10, 2020 | Natalie Winters
    A Pennsylvania public school teacher has complained that at-home instruction would impinge on teachers’ abilities to “destabilize a kid’s racism or homophobia or transphobia” and host discussions about racism, sexuality, and gender. The coronavirus-fueled transition to online learning has shifted the domain for pushing far-left propaganda on American students from classrooms to homes, and some teachers – specifically Matthew Kay of Philadelphia’s Science Leadership Academy – are frustrated the shift will complicate their ability to spew their radical beliefs. Kay took to Twitter to explain how the prospect of parents listening to class discussion could “damage” conversations about race, gender,...
  • Institutional Wokeness Is Destroying American Higher Education

    08/07/2020 9:55:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | August 7, 2020 | Josh Hammer
    The English department at Rutgers University, the eighth-oldest university in America, recently went woke. In an email obtained by The College Fix, Rebecca Walkowitz, English department chair, announced to faculty, staff and students that the department would implement a set of "anti-racist" initiatives. Lest the gullible be led astray by such anodyne phraseology, these initiatives include "limit(ing) emphasis on grammar/sentence-level issues so as to not put students from multilingual, non-standard 'academic' English backgrounds at a disadvantage." A pedagogical insistence on proper English grammar and syntax, you see, is now racist. Once upon a time, in those halcyon days before America's...
  • Economics professor says Wright State won't let him open class critical of Marxism to all students

    08/07/2020 2:09:39 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 14 replies ^ | August 7, 2020 | Evie Fordham
    An economics professor at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, says the school has repeatedly denied his request to teach an elective class critical of Marxism to the general student body. "Clearly, it's all just censorship," Wright State economics professor Evan Osborne told Fox News. "I have proposed several electives. All have been approved, not going against the sacred beliefs of the radical wing of our department." Only honors students will be allowed to take Osborne's class "Marxism: A History of Theory and Practice” despite his requests that it be opened to any student, The College Fix first reported.