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  • Princeton Prof Thinks Free Speech Is in Serious Trouble

    05/23/2018 11:01:56 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    After months of clashes with angry students, the university decided that the young professor it hired had to go. From the day of his first class on campus, protesters had disrupted his lectures. Police had to clear angry students out of the room each day. Officials feared for the professor’s safety and appealed to students to respect his freedom to teach, but the students responded with a manifesto declaring that the offending professor must be dismissed and “a new university of a political nature built up.” They said they were entitled to the teachers they wanted, not someone like him....
  • Book Review: 4 Seconds to Impact (The Skyrocketing Attacks by Predators on Humans)

    05/23/2018 5:35:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    By Bruce Buckshot Hemming, 2017, 320 pages, paperback. Over the last three decades, attacks by large predators against humans have been skyrocketing in North America. It is not just a matter of reporting. Attacks by bears, mountain lions, wolves, and coyotes, have become expected, where they used to be rare or denied altogether. Full disclosure: Hemming cites some of my work in the book. Bruce Hemming does an excellent job in summing up the increases in large predator attacks. He offers a commonsense explanation as to why they are happening, why they are under reported, and how they can...
  • How Socialist School Teachers Brainwashed the Snowflake Generation

    05/21/2018 12:14:13 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/21/18 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Public education is now confusing children as to which bathrooms they should use, and what sex they are “The universe is made of protons, neutrons, electrons, and morons.” - Anonymous While the left is busy demonizing President Trump for his remarks about the MS-13 gangs who enter our country illegally through the porous southern border, Congressional members, working against the safety interests of the American people and cheered by the leftist media and half of the voting population, are doing their best to stall, defund, and vilify any effort by our president to build a border wall and to deport...
  • Anyone can succeed in Singapore, regardless of family background: Shanmugam

    05/21/2018 7:24:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Today ^ | May 20, 2018 | Siau Ming En
    SINGAPORE – It is possible to bring up a child to succeed in Singapore despite challenging family circumstances including single parenthood, said Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam on Sunday (May 20) as he reiterated the importance of individual responsibility in society. "Whoever your parents are, whatever your situation is, if you work hard, you can succeed, even (for children of) single parents, it depends on your determination," he said. Mr Shanmugam, who is also a Member of Parliament for Nee Soon GRC, was speaking at a dialogue session with residents on women issues. Responding to a question on...
  • High schooler gets told to put on a bra 'so guys don’t stare'

    05/19/2018 12:23:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 146 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 18, 2018 | Kerry Justich
    Brittney Coelho arrived at her Harker, Tex. high school one morning, dressed in an outfit deemed appropriate by her school’s dress code. But during the day, an assistant principal pulled her aside to point out an issue with her wardrobe — the fact that Coelho wasn’t wearing a bra. “It is not a requirement in the dress code at my school for me to wear a bra,” the student tweeted. “Stop blaming girls’s outfits for boys not being raised right to respect women.” She then posted a photo of herself in the shirt she wore to school, without a bra,...
  • Stop Paying Mass Murderers to Kill Our Kids

    05/19/2018 8:20:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Slow Facts ^ | 19 May, 2018 | Rob Morse
    Mass murderers kill our kids for simple reasons. Mass murder of innocents gives the murderer a powerful reward. Yes, murder pays. In fact, the payoff is huge. The payoff is also extremely reliable. As shocking as it is when our innocent children are murdered in our schools, we are not coming anywhere close to best practice in our effort to stop these horrific events. The sad fact is that mass murderers are learning and reacting faster than we are. Murderers are learning faster than our politicians and our school officials. Murderers are certainly learning faster than our news media. It...
  • In the Wake of Santa Fe, Maybe President Trump Should Take Andrew Cuomo’s Advice

    05/19/2018 5:43:51 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 12 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    TodayÂ’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) ThereÂ’s this big wedding going on over in England as I write this, and for the life of me I canÂ’t figure out why any American gives a damn. IÂ’m just irritated because I wonÂ’t be getting my morning dose of news. In the real world, there was another tragic school shooting on Friday, this time in Santa Fe, Texas, and all I can wonder is how long it will take before we find out that the Barney Fifes at the FBI had the killer under surveillance but did nothing to stop...
  • Why Are So Many Female Teachers Having Affairs With Their Students?

    05/18/2018 6:45:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 111 replies
    Activist Mommy ^ | May 17, 2018 | Activist Mommy
    It seems like every week, there’s a new story of a female high school or even middle school teacher who has been arrested for engaging in relations with one of her students.The women are often young, attractive, and often (seemingly) happily married. It has been happening so frequently that it appears to be a reasonably solid trend, and yet there’s little widespread call to end it.Selwyn Duke of the New American, in his article, Female Teachers Having Affairs With Young Boys — Now a Weekly Occurrence, says that while there are many high-profile cases the media has covered recently, the...
  • Higher Ed Reform Hits Prime Time

    05/18/2018 6:58:50 AM PDT · by reaganaut1
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | May 10, 2018 | Shannon Watkins
    The movement to reform higher education is finally entering prime time. Although major news outlets have previously aired interviews and television segments about various aspects of higher education, the coverage seems to be reaching an all-new level. Last month, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson announced a month-long series dedicated to answering the question “is college worth it?” In the ensuing weeks, Carlson discussed hot-button topics such as grade inflation, affirmative action, and towering student-loan debt—issues that those in the reform movement have long been debating. Interestingly, a few weeks later, NBC Nightly News decided to join the conversation with its own...
  • Oregon Standoff: Hey feds, This Is Real Domestic Terrorism This Day in 1974

    05/17/2018 3:54:49 AM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/17/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "now we need all the gas you can round up from Parker Center, any geographical division and we need it down here Code 3 as fast as you can get it down. In addition to that we need all the ammo we've got in the safe. We're taking automatic fire front and back from this location they're much better armed than we are...." LAPD officer on the radio May 17, 1974 during confrontation with SLA terrorists near 54th and Compton During the Oregon Standoff protest in early 2016 we heard and saw phrases like "militants", "armed standoff", "militia" and so...
  • China-based online ed. companies just launched aggressive hiring spree in search of U.S. teachers

    05/16/2018 7:45:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | April 25, 2018 | Connie Loizos
    Teachers have long supplemented their incomes by tutoring. And there’s perhaps never been a better, or easier, time to do it than right now. The reason: China-based online education companies are in an apparent race with each other to hire U.S. teachers who’d like to work from home this summer and, using their webcams, “teach cute kids” the English language — in the marketing parlance of one of those companies, Beijing-based VIPKid. If you doubt that’s true, you haven’t been looking at the classifieds. Just today, five-year-old VIPKid i — which reportedly raised $200 million in fresh funding last summer...
  • Teen Vogue glorifies Karl Marx – the reactions are what you might expect

    05/15/2018 2:45:04 PM PDT · by TBP · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 14, 2018 | Breck Dumas
    Teen Vogue recently published a controversial article titled, “Who is Karl Marx: Meet the Anti-Capitalist Scholar,” and promoted it on Twitter, saying that “The political philosopher turned 200-years-old on May 5, but his ideas can still teach us about the past and present.” Author Danielle Corcione vilifies “rich people” and “bosses” in the piece, while gushing that through The Communist Manifesto, Marx “inspired millions of people to resist oppressive political leaders and spark political revolutions all over the world.” Corcione interviewed a high school teacher and former professor about how they incorporate Marx’s teachings into their class curriculum. Former Drexel...
  • Standing Armies: The Constitutional Debate

    05/15/2018 8:23:17 AM PDT · by Sopater · 13 replies
    Journal of the American Revolution ^ | May 8, 2018 | Griffin Bovée
    IntroductionFew ideas were more widely accepted in early America than that of the danger of peacetime standing armies.[1] This anti-standing army sentiment motivated colonial opposition to post-French and Indian War British policies, intensified after the Boston Massacre, influenced the writings of most founding fathers, and remained politically relevant well after the Revolutionary War ended. This sentiment remained largely unchallenged until the introduction of the U.S. Constitution to the public for ratification. The Constitution’s “army clause,” which allowed the U.S. Congress to raise and support armies with biennial funds, sparked a nation-wide debate that pitted tradition against innovation, precedent against necessity,...
  • School districts increasingly hiring foreign teachers to fill shortages

    05/14/2018 10:02:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 14, 2018 | Andrew Craft
    LAS VEGAS – Adrian Calabano, 23, left his native Philippines to fill a void of teachers in a Nevada suburb. He said he sold his car to pay for his flight and hefty administrative fees so he could get a salary several times higher than he would receive in his homeland. But his salary is still lower than an average American teacher. He was hired to teach sixth grade special education class at Greenspun Junior High School in Henderson, Nev., a suburb of Las Vegas. “My salary is much better than what I receive and get from the Philippines,” he...
  • Students act as members of Trump's national security team to seek solutions to international crises

    05/14/2018 2:25:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | May 14, 2018 | Alison Graham
    LEXINGTON — Wesley O’Dell interrupted class discussion at Washington and Lee University to share breaking news. “Mr. President, if I may, all major news networks have interrupted their regular daytime programming …” Annie Lentz interrupted him, “Fox and Friends as well?” “Fox and Friends as well, Mr. President.” Lentz, a sophomore, portrays President Donald Trump in O’Dell’s “International Crises and National Security” class, where students simulate international dilemmas and act as real members of the president’s National Security Council. The class is the first of its kind at Washington and Lee University — students are expected to not only portray...
  • Disabled veterans invited to apply for tax-free student loan forgiveness

    05/11/2018 8:48:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Credible ^ | April 16, 2018 | Matt Carter
    Disabled veterans who may not have realized they can apply to have their student loans forgiven — or who were afraid of the tax implications of claiming the benefit — will soon be getting letters in the mail inviting them to apply for tax-free loan discharges. Until recently, the IRS treated student loan forgiveness granted to disabled borrowers as taxable income. The plight of retired Army 1st. Lt. Will Milzarski, an Afghan war vet who was received a $70,000 tax bill after having $223,000 in loans forgiven, helped inspire Congress to change the law. As part of the changes to...
  • Students work to establish first archaeology fraternity in the country

    05/11/2018 12:42:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The George Washington Hatchet ^ | April 30, 2018 | Lizzie Mintz
    A group of 19 students wants to establish the first archaeology fraternity in the nation. After registering as a student organization in November, Delta Iota Gamma recruited 12 members to its inaugural pledge class earlier this semester. The group plans to become a nationally recognized fraternity by the fall because members want to help students studying archaeology or classics build professional networks – a resource they said is needed on campus. Members said this semester they’ve worked to trademark the group’s letters and write governing documents. As they continue to gain recognition, they are also planning to host social events,...
  • Do Millennials Really Love Socialism?

    05/11/2018 6:32:46 AM PDT · by 1BadgerStater · 17 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | May 11, 2018 | 1BadgerStater
    The millennial generation is taking a lot of heat lately, with even some of its members a bit shame-faced about their values, habits, and much else. Most troubling to the economically literate are surveys revealing millennials’ high level of comfort with socialism: at least one poll suggests a majority might prefer to live in a socialist or communist society. Since many in this age group are also OK with using physical force to silence those with whom they disagree, it’s not unreasonable to fret they’ll transform America into something like Venezuela if given the chance. But I spend my work...
  • North Korean defectors are learning English so they can survive in South Korea

    05/09/2018 9:09:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Outline ^ | April 11, 2018 | Justin Heifetz
    Refugees’ long, dangerous journey from the world’s most isolated country doesn’t end when they arrive in Seoul. Kim Sung-chul escaped North Korea four times. The first time he left his home in rural Musan with his mother, he was just 17 years old. But a year into living in a foreign land — amid the icy villages of far northeast China — he caved into his homesickness. In the dead of winter, North Korean soldiers discovered him hiding in the freezing Tumen River separating the two countries, and pulled him out of the reeds. After another aborted escape, he was...
  • Feminist Activism Masquerading as Education

    05/07/2018 11:56:37 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | May 7, 2018 | Shannon Watkins
    The supposedly academic discipline of Women’s Studies is “an arm of the women’s movement,” according to philosopher Christina Hoff Sommers. And that movement is political; political activism is at least as fundamental to women’s studies as its academic components. As it says in the National Women’s Studies Association’s Constitution, the underlying goal of women’s studies departments is that of “transform[ing] the world” to one “free of oppression.” One can argue whether that goal is overly ambitious; it is hard, however, to argue that it is not political. One area where this politicized agenda reveals itself in full is the euphemistically...