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Education (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • The Success of Community College ‘Non-Completers’

    10/14/2019 2:14:14 PM PDT · by karpov · 29 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | October 14, 2019 | Shannon Watkins
    A sense of urgency has taken hold of higher education leaders nationwide. Reports of declining community college graduation rates and the lack of skilled workers have led policymakers and college leaders to sound the alarm and vow to do whatever it takes to lower the high rate of “dropouts” and equip students to meet the labor demands of an evolving economy. For example, in a policy brief about non-completing students written for myFutureNC (an organization focused on educational attainment), Anita Brown-Graham and Catherine Moga Bryant describe the “high numbers of non-completers in North Carolina” and argue that “while many enroll,...
  • Eggless Recipes

    10/11/2019 3:29:08 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 53 replies
    Free Republic ^ | October 11, 2019 | little jeremiah
    I posted recipes yesterday for chocolate pudding cake, which is by its nature eggless. One person freepmailed and told me that a young relative is highly allergice to eggs and she was very happy to have that recipes. So, I figured that a thread with many eggless recipes may be useful to people with egg allergies, or those cooking for people with such allergies. Observant Hindus also do not eat eggs, and then of course there are vegetarians who for various reasons may not eat eggs. So, in honor of the young relative who is highly allergic to eggs, here...
  • The Ministry of Love: Ongoing Gender Partisanship in the Department of Education

    10/11/2019 5:50:18 AM PDT · by karpov
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | October 11, 2019 | Kursat Pekgoz and James Moore
    Orwell’s famous dystopia 1984 is often cited as a parable about the banality of administrative evil. The ever-vigilant bureaucrats of Oceania position themselves not only on the Left side of history, but also at its end. To err from their ideology is treason. The citizens of Oceania live in a state of self-imposed hypnosis where they have to pretend that even the simplest of words signify their exact opposites. The government agency that specializes in espionage and torture is thus called The Ministry of Love. The Ministry views every sexual act as a potential crime unless proven otherwise via affirmative...
  • The Gun Is Civilization

    10/11/2019 12:04:21 AM PDT · by Windflier · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10 September 2019 | Maj. L. Caudill USMC (Ret)
    Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force.. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that's it. In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical...
  • Drexel University professor spends ‘hundreds of thousands’ of dollars [trunc]

    10/08/2019 7:37:27 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 15 replies
    The College Fix ^ | Oct 8, 2019 | clubs CHRISTIAN SCHNEIDER
    Drexel University must pay the federal government nearly $190,000 to cover the strip club spending habits of a former professor, according to a settlement announced Monday. Over a 10-year period, Chikaodinaka Nwankpa, the former head of Drexel University’s electrical engineering department, burned hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funds meant for energy, science and naval research. The $190,000 settlement, which must be paid by the university, will help the school stave off a lawsuit by the federal government.
  • Smithfield Foods Launches Apprenticeship Program to Recruit the Next Generation of Talent

    10/07/2019 2:56:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Perishable News ^ | September 24, 2019
    GOLDSBORO, N.C. — Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of its new apprenticeship program aimed at developing the next generation of experienced professionals for valuable skilled trades. The program provides internal candidates, high school graduates, and military veterans with hands-on engineering and mechanic training while earning their associate degree. Program participants receive free college tuition, salary, and benefits as they progress through the program. “The workforce is changing rapidly, and we understand the importance of preparing the next generation of manufacturing professionals with an adaptable and diverse skillset,” said Lisa Swaney, chief human resources officer for Smithfield...
  • How I Got Kicked Out of a Facebook Group on Birth Control Side Effects

    10/06/2019 3:33:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | October 5, 2019 | Mike Gaskins
    Ever since I began my research on birth control side effects and health consequences for my book In the Name of the Pill, I have been shocked to learn how many women have not been properly warned about the real risks involved with taking factory-made steroids. A colleague of mine who I discuss these issues with said he often gets into discussions with women about these health risks, and I noticed that many of the conversations he was telling me about had happened online. So I couldn’t help but ask him, “How are you meeting so many women online?” He...
  • Overlapping Magisteria–A Review of Anthony Kronman’s ‘The Assault on American Excellence’

    10/02/2019 5:59:37 AM PDT · by karpov · 5 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | October 2, 2019 | Harry Lewis
    In his new book The Assault on American Excellence, Yale law professor Anthony Kronman traces many of the current woes of American universities back to the use of one word in one opinion in one court case. That word is “diversity” and the opinion was Justice Lewis Powell’s in the 1978 Bakke case about minority admissions. To consolidate a five-vote majority, Powell’s opinion allowed race to be considered as one factor in the admissions process but ruled out the use of racial quotas or separate minority admissions programs. Powell’s opinion has, Kronman says, “reshaped every aspect of educational policy and...
  • Home Invasion Stopped with AR-15 (Ruger AR 556) – VIDEO

    10/01/2019 12:07:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies ^ | Sept. 30, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    U.S.A. –-( On August 12, 2019, at about 9:52 p.m., in Omaha, Nebraska, an apartment resident named Mark had some friends visiting him. He heard persistent knocking at the door. It got louder, so he looked out the peephole. Outside, he saw an unknown man at the door with another behind him who had a mask on. He locked the door and went to get his rifle, a Ruger AR 556 (AR-15 clone). In the video, just as he returns, the door is kicked in with a rear spear type kick. As the home invader turns around, he sees the...
  • Politics is Crowding Out Culture and Childhood

    10/01/2019 4:56:26 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 14 replies
    American Greatness ^ | Sept 30, 2019 | Anthony Esolen
    The realm of practical politics is eminently a realm of conflict, if not hatred. It crowds out culture. It relegates the human things to the last remaining cubicles of privacy, but even these are invaded by social media. Many years ago, when I was teaching at Providence College, I showed up for a meeting of the faculty senate. That was rare for me. I loathe campus politics. But a friend of mine had put forward a proposal for a program in Classics, and I attended to lend my support. It turned out that on the same day, a professor of...
  • Felicity Huffman wants to serve her sentence at one of ‘America’s cushiest prisons’

    09/30/2019 10:23:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Page Six ^ | September 13, 2019 | Emily Saul
    BOSTON — Felicity Huffman is hoping to avoid serving hard time. Lawyers for Huffman, who reports to prison on Oct. 25, requested Friday that the actress spend her two weeks behind bars at a minimum-security women’s lockup in northern California dubbed one of the cushiest prisons in the country. The Federal Correctional Institution Dublin houses 1,235 inmates and sits about 350 miles away from her Los Angeles home. While it’s ultimately the decision of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, attorney Martin Murphy asked Judge Indira Talwani make the recommendation so the desperate inmate could see her family. “It’s the closest...
  • Transgender Activist Teaches Teens About “Inclusive Period Products”

    09/30/2019 8:39:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | September 28, 2019 | The Activist Mommy
    We’ve frequently reported on the subversive, hyper-sexualized works of Teen Vogue, such as their instruction on anal sex, including sex toys on back-to-school lists, and, most recently, offering their teen readers advice on procuring an abortion without their parents’ knowledge. Now, in an article titled, “What Trans & Non-Binary Menstruators Should Know About Periods,” Seventeen Magazine enlists the help of a transgender menstruation activist to help its readers find “inclusive products” for menstruation. If only this were satire. The article, written by self-described “Period Prince” and “non-binary & trans period activist” Cass Bliss (a biological female), reads, in part: "When...
  • No, Academia, Title VI Funding Is Not for Your Pleasure

    09/30/2019 5:50:02 AM PDT · by karpov · 1 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | September 30, 2019 | Jay Schalin
    A letter from the federal Department of Education has sparked yet another controversy on the campuses of Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This time, the issue is about how to honor the intentions of donors, with the donor being the federal government instead of a private individual or corporation. The U.S. Department of Education’s letter expressed concern about whether the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies is fulfilling the requirements of a grant provided under Title VI of the Higher Education Act. The Consortium is the union of the Duke Middle East Center and...
  • Entrenched in Deep State Obama Now Leading Army of Children Against The World

    09/29/2019 10:49:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/29/19 | Judi McLeod
    The American Deep State has now taken control of school children From his well hidden role as undercover “Resistance” leader of the USA, Barack Obama has unleashed an Army of Indoctrinated School Children on a largely unsuspecting world. Brainwashed children can easily be coached to stay on point. The excitement of the protest is not much different than the excitement of schoolyard games. Grade school children can scream much louder than the campus ‘Snowflakes’ who were out there first.
  • Teachers, Service Employees become first unions to back Trump impeachment probe

    09/27/2019 7:25:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    People's World ^ | September 26, 2019 | Mark Gruenberg
    The Teachers (AFT) and the Service Employees have become the first unions to break organized labor’s long silence on starting an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. They’re for it. “All Americans—no matter where we are from or what color we are—can agree that our democracy is too important for any individual to be above the law, including the nation’s president,” union President Mary Kay Henry said on Sept. 25, a day after AFT President Randi Weingarten weighed in. “Donald Trump has undermined the rule of law, threatened our national security, and held in contempt the very institutions on which...
  • The Free Online Courses that Cultivate the Mind

    09/27/2019 5:58:31 AM PDT · by karpov · 20 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | September 27, 2019 | Shannon Watkins
    The task of learning never ends for those who want to grow in wisdom. But in a world of eight- or ten-hour workdays, traffic jams, and daily responsibilities, it can be easy to put the life of the mind on the back burner. Besides time constraints, another difficulty is that education is expensive. For those still working to pay off their student loans, the prospect of paying more for additional learning opportunities is simply not justifiable. Fortunately, neither the barriers of time nor money have to inhibit continuing one’s education. There are a myriad of free online resources available that...
  • Why South Korea Can’t Quit College

    09/25/2019 6:48:42 AM PDT · by karpov · 10 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | September 25, 2019 | Preston Cooper
    More advanced societies tend to have more educated citizens, which is one reason why politicians of all stripes call for sending more students to college. One country has taken that impulse to its logical extreme—but has found that more is not always better. South Korea has a more educated population than any other country in the developed world. Seventy percent of young Koreans (ages 25-34) have completed some higher education, and a similar proportion of high school graduates continue on to college or university each year. By contrast, only 49 percent of young Americans have a degree beyond high school....
  • Students, Prof React to Trump Impeachment Calls as Dems Announce Inquiry Proceedings

    09/24/2019 9:57:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | September 24, 2019 | Alec Giufurta and Amanda H. Cronin
    United States House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D–N.Y.) announced the initiation of a formal impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump Tuesday afternoon. This launch of an impeachment inquiry comes after this weekend’s revelations that President Trump requested damaging information from the Ukraine government about presidential candidate Joe Biden, who is leading the race for the Democratic nomination in the majority of public opinion polls. Impeachment has “no legal standard,” according to Prof. David Bateman, government. The process is meant to be entirely political –– not “partisan or tawdry,” Bateman said, but considering if the “whether the president’s actions have...
  • LGBT Activist Reveals Goal to “Completely Smash Heteronormativity” Through Education

    09/23/2019 8:49:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | September 23, 2019 | The Activist Mommy
    In the United Kingdom, the push for LGBT-dominated curriculum in the public school system is really picking up steam with the start of the new academic year. It has become glaringly obvious that the goal of LGBT activists is not “acceptance” and “inclusivity” but rather complete domination and conversion. They aren’t looking to teach children to be “accepting” so as to create some peaceful future generation of nonjudgmental people, but rather to completely indoctrinate, brainwash, and transform all children into the next generation of gender-ambiguous, free-loving, God-denying, LGBT-identifying people. Sadly, they have been remarkably successful in their efforts thus far....
  • Mandatory climate change activism in schools

    09/23/2019 7:29:31 AM PDT · by karpov · 14 replies
    September 23, 2019 | me
    This week marks Climate Week 2019. Climate change affects all of us, and each of us can make a difference in our own way, big or small. To show how we can take Climate Action into our own hands, a poster has been hung on the cafeteria wall. Each student and staff member can show commitment to combatting climate change by writing on the poster something they did that day or week to make a positive difference for our planet. We are aiming for 100% participation by the XYZ High School Community. Thank you for your support, and let’s make...