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Education (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • UNC’s Leadership Crisis Exposes Academia’s Feckless Mindset

    01/21/2019 5:32:31 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | January 21, 2019 | Jay Schalin
    Carol Folt’s tenure as chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill came to an abrupt end last week, thanks to her failure to grasp political realities and her defiant support of the school’s radical social justice crowd. She challenged the system’s governing body, the Board of Governors, by having the pedestal of the Civil War memorial known as “Silent Sam” removed. In response, the Governors gave her a couple of weeks to clean out her desk instead of letting her finish the spring semester as she intended. It should hardly surprise anybody that Folt ran afoul of...
  • How To Make A Communist (infographic)

    01/20/2019 12:13:52 PM PST · by BTerclinger · 16 replies
    self | 0`/10/`9 | Jay B. Terclinger
    With apologies to the original meme designer.
  • Trump Reversal of Obama School Discipline Policy Harms Minorities [semi-satire]

    01/19/2019 9:54:46 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 Jan 2019 | John Semmens
    The Trump Administration’s intention to eliminate the “racially balanced” regulations promulgated by former President Obama’s “Dear Colleague Letter” was condemned by former Obama Administration Sec. of Education Arne Duncan who called it harmful to minorities. “The whole point of President Obama’s approach was to equalize the stigma of school disciplinary actions so that each racial grouping was proportionately represented in the punishments meted out,” Duncan said. “The previous policy articulated by former Reagan Administration official Clarence Thomas in 1981 merely directed that whatever disciplinary procedures a school had must be applied without racial bias. This led to minorities being disproportionately...
  • Students’ Speech Chilled at the University of Texas

    01/18/2019 6:27:20 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | January 18, 2019 | Nicole Neily
    Written in 1903, the University of Texas fight song’s opening lyrics are “The Eyes of Texas are upon you/All the livelong day.” Unfortunately, for many on campus, the sentiments expressed are more than just a catchy tune—it’s a frightening reality. Thanks to four policies that the school maintains—a verbal harassment ban, an Acceptable Use Policy governing internet & digital use, a Residence Hall Manual, and a “Campus Climate Response Team”—the eyes of the University of Texas really are on students, keeping tabs on their speech all the time, everywhere. First: UT’s ban on “verbal harassment.” Contained in the school’s Institutional...
  • The Coming Crises for Christian Colleges

    01/16/2019 8:38:15 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | January 16, 2019 | William Anderson
    An African-American pro-life speaker recently spoke at a Midwestern college and several members of the school’s student government declared the speaker “had made many students, staff, and faculty of color feel unheard, underrepresented, and unsafe on our campus.” On America’s politicized campuses, that hardly is news. However, these were not students at some notoriously leftist school like Oberlin; they were students at Wheaton College in Illinois, a well-known Christian college. Wheaton was the alma mater of the late evangelist Billy Graham along with three missionaries famously martyred in Ecuador in 1956. But today, a pro-life viewpoint that supposedly is common...
  • American Progressive Socialists and Their New Rivals

    01/10/2019 8:38:04 PM PST · by aruanan · 9 replies
    aruanan | 01/10/2019 | aruanan
    Every major social, economic, and political problem in the US was either created or deliberately exacerbated by the progressive socialist movement. It all started in the late 1800s with the progressive socialists, newly arrived from Europe, setting their sights on taking over and taking down the United States from the ground up. They weren’t anything new. In their European form, they had long been known to the founding fathers. John Adams referred to their grands-pères in the French genesis of “ideology” as the “science of idiocy,” the art of sinking deeper than any diver had ever gone into the depths...
  • Do we want a return to conservative sexual morality?

    01/10/2019 4:01:42 AM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 72 replies
    Has the sexual revolution been abandoned and replaced by loss of freedom for men?
  • Parents, Student Loans, and Government: An Unhealthy Mix

    01/09/2019 6:12:46 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | January 9, 2019 | Preston Cooper
    Parent PLUS is not typically the loan program making headlines when student loans are in the news. But over the past several years, it has become a central part of America’s higher-education financing system. Under Parent PLUS, parents can borrow freely—with no limit—from the federal government to support their children’s education. Government programs without significant guardrails rarely turn out well, and Parent PLUS is no exception. New research from Adam Looney and Vivien Lee of the Brookings Institution illustrates just how out-of-control the parental loan program has grown. In 2014, the average parent borrower held $38,812 in Parent PLUS debt...
  • Extremism

    01/06/2019 6:38:59 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Media Knegged Media ^ | 6/1/19 | Eleutheria5
    A spontaneous essay on the nature and evils of extremism, and it's effect on modern politics.
  • Colleges Are Breeding Grounds for Civil War

    01/06/2019 5:15:40 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 010619 | Ray DiLorenzo
    Education system and our political institutions have turned our children into enemies of the state We have become a nation of angry people. Too many of us carry a chip on our shoulder and find racism everywhere, sexism everywhere, misogyny rampant, homophobia out of control. It is no wonder we have masked leftists lashing out with violence, a new congresswoman making profanity-laced speeches demanding President Trump’s impeachment. We now have a Democrat majority House of Representatives with scores of avowed communists in their ranks who are in no mood to cooperate with the system as founded, but to overturn it....
  • Cultural Marxism Is Real

    01/04/2019 6:48:44 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | January 4, 2019 | Allen Mendenhall
    Samuel Moyn, a Yale law professor, recently asked, “What is ‘cultural Marxism?’” His answer: “Nothing of the kind actually exists.” Moyn attributes the term cultural Marxism to the “runaway alt-right imagination,” claiming that it implicates zany conspiracy theories and has been “percolating for years through global sewers of hatred.” Alexander Zubatov, an attorney writing in Tablet, countered that the “somewhat unclear and contested” term cultural Marxism “has been in circulation for over forty years.” It has, moreover, “perfectly respectable uses outside the dark, dank silos of the far right.” He concluded that cultural Marxism is neither a “conspiracy” nor a...
  • German Minister Recommends “Reeducation” for Right-Wingers [semi-satire]

    12/25/2018 9:08:48 AM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Dec 2018 | John Semmens
    Dr. Franziska Giffey, the Social-Democratic German Federal Minister for Family Affairs, wrote the forward for a brochure from the Amadeu Antonio Foundation recommending that children from right-wing families be sent to reeducation camps. “The importance of ensuring that the next generation of Germans has the correct thoughts cannot be overemphasized,” Giffey wrote. “When it can be shown that a child’s parent harbor nonconforming or dissident opinions the need for remedial action is readily apparent. It is in the German state’s interest to see that action is taken. Enrolling these children in a setting that is isolated from the baleful influence...
  • Fishers non-profit academy teaches anyone how to code in a matter of weeks

    12/24/2018 1:40:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    WRTV-TV ^ | December 20, 2018 | Meredith Barack
    FISHERS — Tens of thousands of jobs available in Indiana right now are tech jobs, but many people who could fill those positions just don’t have the right skills like knowing how to code. Eleven Fifty Academy in Fishers is looking to change that as they’ve already launched, changed, and enhanced the careers of hundreds of Hoosiers, including Autumn Henderson. As a young mother, Henderson wanted to find a career that she was passionate about, and that would pay the bills. “I was really worried for a long time,” Henderson said. “My parents were gracious enough to let me stay...
  • How Nike Transformed the University of Oregon

    12/19/2018 5:25:07 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | December 19, 2018 | George Leef
    hile money is not the root of all evil, it is undeniably responsible for the transformation of the University of Oregon (UO). It changed from a typical state flagship where athletics were a nice diversion for some students and alums into a sports powerhouse where the quest for glory in football and basketball dominates the school. The person directly responsible for that is Phil Knight, the founder of the athletic shoe and apparel giant Nike. At a time when the university’s president was desperately looking for outside funding for the school, Knight, an Oregon alum and huge athletics booster, was...
  • The Title IX Rule Change on Cross-examination is Crucial to Due Process

    12/18/2018 9:17:11 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies
    See Thru EDU ^ | December 17, 2018 | George Leef
    Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos stirred up a hornets’ nest when she recently proposed a substantial revision of the rules for Title IX cases. Under the rules imposed during the Obama administration, colleges and universities were expected to follow procedures that stacked the deck against students accused of sexual assault or harassment. Those rules were heavily criticized by conservatives and liberals alike. Notably, many members of the faculty of Harvard Law School signed a letter attacking the Obama rules for their blatant unfairness. Among the changes proposed by Secretary DeVos is to allow cross-examination of hostile witnesses by counsel for...
  • University Professor Group Protests Gender Sanity

    12/17/2018 4:22:50 PM PST · by WXRGina · 22 replies
    World News Bureau ^ | December 17, 2018 | Gina Miller
    Last month, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), a labor union and foundation group out of Washington, D.C., that purports, in part, to support academic freedom, released a statement titled, “The Assault on Gender and Gender Studies.” It should send chills down the spines of any parents who have sent or are considering sending, their kids to college today. What “assault” on gender? It’s not the one you might think, the one by militant homofascists and “transgender” activists. Instead, their idea of an assault on gender is from those who seek a return to sanity by codifying in law...
  • Another Confucius Institute Closes

    12/17/2018 7:45:11 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | December 17, 2018 | Rachelle Peterson
    North Carolina State University is the latest university to announce plans to close its Confucius Institute. Ten American colleges and universities have parted ways with these Chinese government-funded centers, seven of them in the last 14 months. The Chinese government funds some 500 Confucius Institutes at colleges and universities around the world, and 107 in the United States. Each one comes with teachers and textbooks chosen and paid for by the Chinese government, along with about $100,000 in annual operating funds. In exchange, China gains a key opportunity to shape the minds of college students and an easy way to...
  • A Weekly Dose of President Trump - Trump Family Train (12/17/18 to 12/23/18)

    12/17/2018 5:14:59 AM PST · by DollyCali · 2,297 replies
    FRiends and Deplorables | December 17, 2018 | DollyCali
    THE WEEK THAT WAS THE GOOD, THE BAD THE UGLY GOOD ~ POTUS spanks Peloisi/SchumerBAD ~Corrupt Obamas and Clintons wont GO AWAYVERY GOOD ~ No Media Christmas Party FRUSTRATING ~ Mueller's Witch Hunt ContinuesEye Roll ~ Mooshel, Pantsuit and Kerry “dancing”(different venues) UGLY ~ Tranny Miss SpainSad~ Deteroition continues in Europe over Globalism Below ~ Holiday Happenings at Trump White HouseMore at post number one Welcome all you Deplorables to this week's edition of the Dose! This is EVERYTHING TRUMP. Administration, family, frustrations, joys, winning! We welcome your research, your commentary, your personal OT sharing and your presence. Even...
  • The Professor Who Was Harassed for Pointing Out the Truth

    12/14/2018 6:36:05 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | December 14, 2018 | George Leef
    That famous line from the movie A Few Good Men—“You can’t handle the truth!”—applies more and more to the world of higher education. If you doubt that, consider the case of professor Samuel Abrams of Sarah Lawrence College. Abrams, a tenured professor of political science who admits that he “leans conservative” has been studying the political landscape of American higher education. In an op-ed piece for The New York Times, Abrams argued that the heavy imbalance toward leftism that we see among faculty members is even more pronounced with respect to college administrators, especially those who directly interact with students....
  • Lawsuit Against Santa Barbara School District Over 'Unconscious Bias' Curriculum

    12/12/2018 6:46:13 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/12/18 | Katy Grimes
    Anti-Caucasian, anti-male, anti-Christian and 'Unconscious Bias' curriculum Los Angeles attorney Eric Early, working with a group of Santa Barbara parents and teachers over anti-Caucasian, anti-male, anti-Christian and ‘Unconscious Bias’ curriculum, filed a complaint Monday evening in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of Fair Education Santa Barbara against the Santa Barbara Unified School District and JUST Communities Central Coast.