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  • Students instructed to write essay on 9/11 from terrorists’ perspective

    03/27/2017 10:06:14 AM PDT · by kevcol · 50 replies
    The College Fix ^ | March 27, 2017 | Nathan Rubbelke
    A recent assignment in an international studies course at Iowa State University asked students to write a historical account of the 9/11 terrorist attacks from the perspective of Al-Qaeda. “Write a paper that gives a historical account of 911 from the perspective of the terrorist network. In other words, how might Al-Qaeda or a non-Western historian describe what happened,” stated the assignment, a copy of which was obtained by The College Fix.
  • Now A Term ‘Cisgender’ To Call Yourself What You Really Are?

    03/24/2017 7:16:32 AM PDT · by bogusname · 53 replies
    A new term 'Cisgender' must be used to tell people you are straight so as not to offend the various unholy mixtures.
  • NC State Sponsors Event to Let Students Know that White People are Racist

    03/23/2017 4:16:29 PM PDT · by rightistight · 35 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 3/23/17 | Aurelius
    As part of "Diversity Education Week," NC State’s Union Activities Board hosted an event today called "Dear White People," in which white students are told directly that they are racist. The signs ranged from asking white people if they have read the 13th Amendment to statements that said that "dating a black person to piss off your parents is a form of racism." Another sign read, "Dear White People: Are you tired of your hum drum, Wonderbread existence of accidental racism and wishing you could sip on Henny out yo crunk cup without a [expletive] giving you the side-eye? Course...
  • College safe spaces don’t cover macroaggression violence against conservatives

    03/22/2017 8:50:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/22/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    There has been a proliferation of safe spaces for identity politics groups, based on race or illegal alien status, that claim to be oppressed. Much of this oppression involves microaggressions. But there isn’t much interest in macroaggression, according to the College Fix. Of the 12 students interviewed by the Manitou Messenger, several have been violently threatened because of their political beliefs, and almost all of them feel as though they can’t speak up about politics on campus – in class, online or with their friends. …
  • Trump compared to Hitler, Mussolini in New York school lesson

    03/21/2017 7:49:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | March 21, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    A group of moms in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has decided to fight back against what they call the radical left-wing indoctrination that has infested the local school system. They call themselves the “Conservative Chicks” and one of their leaders contacted me after reading my new book, “The Deplorables’ Guide to Making America Great Again.”She realized it was time to take a stand after a teacher at the local high school led a classroom presentation on fascism that included a graphic portrayal comparing President Donald Trump to Hitler and Mussolini. That’s right, folks. A tenth-grade teacher at Saratoga Springs High School...
  • CA Teachers Union Official Admits to Hitting Students, Covering Up For Other Abusive Teachers

    03/21/2017 4:19:17 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/21/17 | Katy Grimes
    News reports of the Project Veritas teachers union investigations appear to be more upset with the undercover investigation than the teachers and union reps covering up child abuse A teachers union video released this week by Project Veritas shows a California teachers union covering up for abusive teachers. In the video, a San Francisco teachers union official admits he has hit students before, but “made it look like an accident.”
  • Liberal Prof Blames Trump for Beating, Apologizes to Assailants [semi-satire]

    03/21/2017 10:58:19 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Mar 2017 | John Semmens
    Allison Stanger, the professor at Middlebury College in Vermont who was viciously attacked by a mob of students determined to prevent author and scholar Charles Murray from speaking, lays the blame for the incident at the feet of President Donald Trump. "Students are in a justifiable state of anxiety since Trump was elected," Stanger said. "My assumption that they could rationally listen to Mr. Murray's controversial views and debate them in a civil manner was my error. Their response of beating me senseless was something I should have anticipated. I violated their 'safe space' by trying to inject an unwelcome...
  • "Peacetime" in the Communist States

    03/18/2017 7:33:33 AM PDT · by Bogle · 6 replies
    To teach the next generation about the horrors of communism, please take them to The claim is that it teaches the entire Black Book of Communism after only a two-minute perusal. And if you wish to help get this info out to the public, there's even a flyer provided. Your help getting this info out --particularly to those students who are about to be preyed upon by their professors—would be appreciated more than you know.
  • American Medical Student Association Stands in Opposition Against the American Health Care Act

    03/17/2017 2:57:29 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 15 replies
    AMSA ^ | 3/16/2017 | Kelly Thibert
    The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) has a mission that is built upon our members’ commitment to advocate for the improvement of health care and health care delivery to all people. We believe that health care is a human right and as such, we will always advocate for the rights of our patients. AMSA supports a publicly and progressively financed, privately delivered federal single-payer system of high quality, affordable health care for all persons. In the absence of such of a single-payer system, we support a health care system which expands comprehensive coverage and access for all persons living in...
  • WTF? 23 Percent of Students in Public Schools are Illegal! America Is A Welfare Country

    03/17/2017 2:08:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    The Doctor Of Common Sense ^ | march 17, 2017 | ET Williams
    WTF? 23 Percent of Students in Public Schools are Illegal! America Is A Welfare Country
  • “INSANITY” College tells students that saying 'homosexual' is offensive! Gay Mafia In charge Damit!

    03/16/2017 6:44:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 61 replies
    The Doctor Of Common Sense ^ | march 16, 2017 | ET Williams
    “INSANITY” College tells students that saying 'homosexual' is offensive! Gay Mafia In charge Damit!
  • Drake University prof asks: Are white parents raising racist kids?

    03/16/2017 8:34:46 AM PDT · by Hube · 32 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 03/16/2017 | Dave Huber
    In a Tuesday New York Times op-ed, Drake University’s Jennifer Harvey argues white parents who teach their children that all people are equal and “the same underneath our skin” are utilizing “ineffective” strategies for combating racism. A statement like “we’re all equal,” Harvey says, “actually blocks white children from recognizing or taking seriously racism when they see it or hear about it.” To give you an idea where Harvey, a religion professor, is coming from, she links to several (allegedly) white-perpetrated hate crimes, and associates them with the rise of now-President Donald Trump. She is “dismayed” that her daughter’s school’s...
  • World's spiders devour 400-800m metric tons of insects yearly – experts

    03/15/2017 4:54:13 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 14 March 2017
    The world’s spiders eat 400-800m tonnes of insects every year – as much meat and fish as humans consume over the same period, a study said Tuesday. In the first analysis of its kind, researchers used data from 65 previous studies to estimate that a total of 25m metric tonnes of spiders exist on Earth. Taking into account how much food spiders need to survive, the team then calculated the eight-legged creatures’ annual haul of insects and other invertebrates. “Our estimates ... suggest that the annual prey kill of the global spider community is in the range of 400-800m metric...
  • Bias Response Teams Chill Free Speech and Miseducate Students

    03/15/2017 1:38:17 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 1 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | MARCH 15, 2017 | George Leef
    Bias Response Teams Chill Free Speech and Miseducate Students MAR 15, 2017George Leef1 Comment In their Atlantic article, “The Coddling of the American Mind,” Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukainoff identified a troubling development on American campuses. They wrote, “A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense.” Instead of confronting statements, beliefs, and arguments that they dislike or don’t agree with, more and more students insist on avoiding them or, worse, trying to silence those who speak them. Students, along with accomplices on...
  • You Might Not Be Granted The Courtesy Of A Hood Over Your Head

    03/15/2017 9:59:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/15/17 | Bob Christie
    We are stuck with the probability that the bank, masquerading as an agency for student learning, will collapse under the weight of unpaid debts Americans should brace themselves for the coming failure of one of the biggest banks in the country that does not have the word “bank” in its title. And no impressive polished brass safe in the lobby either. Why should Americans care about this bank? Because they own it! And its receivables exceed $1 trillion! How much of those “assets” are actually collectible is a valid question.
  • Use Extra Community College Money to Lower the Income Tax

    03/15/2017 9:09:44 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/13/2017 | James Hohman
    House Republicans have faced some unfair opposition to their plan to lower the state income tax, with assertions that the state budget can’t afford it. Yet the amount of state spending from state-levied taxes has grown $5.8 billion over the past six years. Budget officials expect that the state’s revenue will keep expanding. There’s more than enough money to let people keep another 0.35 percent of their income — the amount of the latest tax-cut plan — if state spending simply kept steady. Still, it’s important to review what value taxpayers are getting in return for the state’s tremendous budget...
  • University of Michigan Refuses to Disclose Its President's Politicking

    03/15/2017 6:13:13 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/12/2017 | Derek Draplin
    The University of Michigan is withholding some emails its president sent regarding President Donald Trump, claiming their content is protected under the Freedom of Information Act. The university, which took 106 days to respond to the open records request, claimed the content in those emails were “preliminary and advisory in nature.” The Mackinac Center for Public Policy announced last Thursday that it is suing the university over a monthslong delay in completing its request for public information. Though the university deposited a good-faith check from the Mackinac Center on Dec. 21, 2016, the Center didn’t receive the information until March...
  • #Resist, a Global Commie Totalitarian Movement

    03/14/2017 9:54:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/14/17 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The shackles binding the people of the world to oppression were the shackles fashioned by communist revolutionaries and Bolsheviks who had a huge followings of college-age anarchists. The leftist hordes of a communist political culture are on the march around the globe, in alliance with Islamofascism. These young people are shaped by universities, the media, Hollywood with their trashy productions and vile behavior, corrupt politicians with allegiance only to their own pockets, the multi-nationals, the corrupt judiciary, unions, and non-profits with billions and billions of dollars of funding from elitist billionaires such as George Soros who fancy themselves the social...
  • Repressive Speech Codes At Michigan Community Colleges Model PC Universities

    03/14/2017 5:46:44 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/13/2017 | Derek Draplin
    Macomb Community College enforces a speech code that would warrant a “yellow light” rating for being unreasonably restrictive of students' free expression rights in the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s “Spotlight” database of schools. MCC escaped the label only because FIRE, the civil liberties organization that litigates for campus First Amendment rights nationally, only includes four-year institutions in its database. But when Michigan Capitol Confidential asked the organization about the speech codes of several Michigan community colleges, it decided to take a look. FIRE’s “Spotlight” database ranks how four-year institutions treat students’ rights to free speech and expression. Schools...
  • Why K-12 is "Groundhog Day"

    03/13/2017 1:44:00 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 21 replies
    Blog, Education Improved ^ | March 11, 2017 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    [A simple explanation for why nothing improves in our public schools.] In the movie, Bill Murray gets up every day and has to live through the same realities that he lived through the day before. Nietzsche called this predicament “eternal recurrence.” Einstein weighed in on this topic. Doing the same thing again and again, while getting the same results, is a working definition of insanity. So there you have our public school system, an insane Rube Goldberg contraption with lots of wheels turning, balls dropping, springs springing…. but nothing is accomplished. I've been studying education for 25 years and finally...
  • 'Gag Order' Put University On List of Anti-Free Speech Campuses

    03/13/2017 7:50:21 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/8/2017 | Derek Draplin
    Northern Michigan University has been named to a list of American colleges that were most unfriendly to students’ First Amendment rights last year. The list, compiled by Greg Lukianoff, president of the civil liberties group known as the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, is titled “The 10 Worst Colleges For Free Speech: 2017.” In September 2016, FIRE sent a letter to NMU asking the university to rescind a policy that prohibited students from discussing self-harm with other students. The civil liberties organization said the policy amounted to an unconstitutional gag order. “NMU had a long-standing practice of prohibiting students...
  • Real Class Credit for Taking 'Fake News' Course at University of Michigan

    03/13/2017 5:11:58 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/12/2017 | Derek Draplin
    The University of Michigan announced last week a course designed to teach students to fight back against so-called fake news. The course, titled “Fake News, Lies, and Propaganda: How to Sort Fact from Fiction,” will be taught in fall 2017 as a project of U-M's College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, and the U-M Library. The term “fake news” has appeared as a fluid label since the presidential election by both left-leaning media outlets and President Donald Trump. “The University of Michigan Library, which has a long record of improving the way students go about finding, evaluating and using...
  • School Censors "Straight Pride" Poster [fake-satire]

    03/12/2017 10:10:28 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 Mar 2017 | John Semmens
    A high school student in Jasper, Indiana attempted to post a dissenting perspective on the school's persistent indoctrination campaign regarding sexual identity. The unnamed student tacked up several "Straight Pride" posters around the school. The poster's message: "Nobody cares about what you think you are. If you want equality, stop shoving your ideas down our throats! We have nothing against your sexual orientation. We just don't care!" Greater Jasper School Superintendent Tracy Lorey explained that "we want to provide students opportunities to express themselves, but this doesn't mean that they can say whatever they want. For this one student to...
  • ID: Man Carryng Pool Cue Case Shuts Down University

    03/11/2017 6:21:58 PM PST · by marktwain · 55 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Our universities have become hotbeds of paranoia about guns. They have become irrational about guns in the hands of anyone who is not wearing a uniform. The paranoia has spread to any object that might be perceived as similar to a gun. Idaho University at Pocatello showed this paranoia on Monday, the 27th of February, 2017.  A student reported seeing a man carrying what she thought was a gun *case*.  This deserves emphasis.  She did not see a gun.  She thought she saw a gun case. The police were quickly alerted and the school was pretty much shut down...
  • Protestors march outside local high school to support Pro-Trump students (Michigan)

    03/11/2017 1:12:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    WZZM-TV ^ | March 10, 2017 | David Bailey
    GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - A group of nine people gathered outside Grand Rapids Christian High School Friday to protest a decision made by school administrators to suspend four students who attempted to hold up signs supporting President Donald Trump's immigration policies. The 13 Watchdog team broke the news Thursday four local private school students were suspended for two days for their actions related to the paper signs.that said "Build The Wall" and "Trump" in response to a banner that was displayed in school titled “Immigrants are a Blessing Not a Burden”. One of the students is 18 years of age...
  • The Educations System Is The Problem

    03/11/2017 11:36:33 AM PST · by PingPongChampion · 9 replies ^ | March 1st, 2017 | Liberty 5-3000
    f asked for the most pressing issue facing Canadians, the answers from the political right vary considerably. Some of the primary issues given include topics such as terrorism, immigration and national security, changes to our voting system, or even the left-wing bias within the media. Chief among the myriad of responses given to this question is the issue of free speech, especially with the recent motion, M-103. Lower down the list, if it even makes the list at all, is the issue of education reform. This needs to change. Any issue deemed important by the political right has its origins...
  • [Vanity] The History of Southeast Asia Podcast

    03/11/2017 8:02:39 AM PST · by Berosus · 13 replies
    Blubrry ^ | July 1, 2016 | Charles Kimball
    I have been a minor participant on FR since 2004, but this is the first time I have ever started a thread. For the past eight months I have recorded a podcast on Southeast Asian history, and I thought some other Freepers would be interested in hearing it, especially when I cover twentieth century events like World War II and the Vietnam War. Although the podcast is hosted on, you can also access it from iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and four other websites. As of March 2017, I have seventeen episodes online, and because I have been going in...
  • The Witches’ Cauldron of Intersectionality

    03/10/2017 10:32:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Agemeiner ^ | March 10, 2017 | Ruthie Blum, managing editor
    If you’re not an American millennial or university professor, you might be confused by the concept of “intersectionality.” First coined in 1989 by race theorist Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, it has become a left-wing buzzword to define the lumping together of all self-described “oppressed” groups under a single umbrella. According to proponents of this radical fad — which amounts to an elimination of independent critical thought — not only must a person toe a particular ideological line, but he may never slip, even accidentally, into the realm of nuance or distinction. Someone who supports gay marriage, for example, has to oppose...
  • Being Forced to Buy the Textbook "Sex and World Peace" (Vanity, Millennial Rant)

    03/10/2017 3:11:36 PM PST · by Ulmius · 45 replies
    Book Link ^ | March 10, 2017 | Ulmius
    Here I am on a Friday, waiting on a pizza, with a quiz due at midnight. It is true I haven't studied for this quiz yet, nor will I until the very end. However, most of the reason I have not done so is because I have not yet bought the textbook needed for next few weeks. I am 21 and working on an online undergraduate degree in International Studies, and I am paying for it with my own money that I have saved. This semester's bill for three classes, each worth three credit-hours, cost me over $3,000, and I...
  • Campbell teacher says in email he refuses to teach children of illegal immigrants

    03/09/2017 2:43:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    KITV-TV ^ | March 9, 2017 | Mike Cherry
    Hawaii -- An educator at Campbell High School is in hot water for stoking the flames of how President Donald Trump's travel ban could impact his students. Teacher John Sullivan sent an email to Campbell High School staff saying that he would NOT teach any children who were illegal immigrants. Sullivan's response came when he replied to an internal school email thread titled "STUDENTS ARE BEING KEPT HOME FROM SCHOOL DUE TO DEPORTATION FEARS." Another teacher had messaged school staff members with recommendations on how to deal with students who were afraid their family members could face deportation from Hawaii....
  • Cultural Marxism and the Red International Women’s Day

    03/09/2017 8:45:26 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/09/17 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Now you really know which commies are indoctrinating your children into Cultural Marxism eight hours every day, every school year Global civic demonstrations as practiced by young and compass-less anarchist hordes have become the latest expression of cultural Marxism, an “unseen plague which corrupted America” and now threatens the rest of the western world, including small, formerly communist countries that allegedly overcame Soviet satellite status. To understand why I use the term “allegedly,” you must understand the nostalgia of older generations, for the good ole simple days of communism, the longing for the days when they were dependent on the...
  • Another fake ‘hate crime’ busted, and this one’s a doozy

    03/09/2017 8:38:11 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/09/17 | Dan Calabrese
    "Um ... but now it's ... for people who feel threatened by president elect, Trump's his name ..." Anyone who is willing to be a police officer in Ann Arbor, Michigan should be paid $1 million a year. If you can deal with crap like this, your market value should rise exponentially. We all know about the rash of “hate crime” hoaxes, but recall for a moment when this fraud was at its apex - when we were being told that a rash of hate crimes had broken out in response to the election of Donald Trump. Why, it was...
  • How ‘A Day Without a Woman’ Could Backfire

    03/08/2017 3:15:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | March 8, 2017 | Amanda Carpenter
    Fifteen-thousand public school children are being kept out of their classrooms in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday. They’re not sick. Their schools are not being renovated. Nothing is wrong with the schools at all. Rather, a group of teachers decided they’d rather engage in political protest than do their jobs, shutting down the entire school system and leaving working moms and dads scrambling to make arrangements. According to a statement released by Alexandria Public Schools, more than 300 staff members of the 2,352-strong workforce asked to skip work to observe “A Day Without A Women,” a request granted Monday afternoon. They,...
  • Middlebury College is the second time SPLC’s labeling led to violence

    03/08/2017 8:52:10 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/08/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Southern Poverty Law Center, like Snopes, is one of those ridiculously sloppy institutions, that makes claims without bothering to prove them, while skating by on name recognition The Middlebury College attackers who shut down Charles Murray’s talk and assaulted a professor accompanying him drew their argument in part from a familiar source. They cited the Southern Poverty Law Center’s labeling of Murray as a racist. This isn’t the first time that the SPLC’s efforts of supposedly labeling “extremists” has led to violence against its targets. The worst such incident remains the attack on the Family Research Council headquarters by...
  • The Middlebury Mob Shows How Thin the Veneer of Our Civilization Is

    03/08/2017 8:06:12 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | March 8, 2017 | George Leef
    On March 2, there was one of those oh-so-revealing events that makes people realize that very bad trends are at work in America, trends that are corroding the essence of civilization. Middlebury College in Vermont is a liberal arts school. The prolific author and American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray was asked to speak at Middlebury and answer questions from faculty and audience members. He is used to confrontations, but could not have imagined how vicious things would get up in the Green Mountain State. Inside Higher Ed’s story on the event explains that college officials admonished the students prior...
  • #DayWithoutAWoman Because 'White Women Screwed Us' with Trump

    03/07/2017 11:00:08 PM PST · by impetrio1 · 30 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 3/8/17 | Black & Blonde Media
    If you listen to some of the activists behind the "day", it turns out it's really because of you white women.
  • Close Failing Public Schools? Not In Michigan

    03/07/2017 1:26:32 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/4/2017 | Tom Gantert
    A publication called Bridge Magazine, produced by The Center for Michigan, recently posted this headline: “Michigan shuts down bad schools. Leading states build them up.” Except, the state of Michigan has never shut down a conventional public school for poor academic progress. In contrast, while the media and school choice critics routinely accuse Michigan’s charter schools of being under-regulated and insufficiently accountable, when these schools failed to make the grade, some have been closed. Since the first charters opened here in the early 1990s, 106 have closed their doors. Poor academic performance was listed as a reason in 27 of...
  • Detroit Public Schools Goes Big For Teacher Merit Pay

    03/07/2017 6:49:26 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/2/2017 | Tom Gantert
    While many Michigan school districts have scoffed at merit pay for teachers, the urban school district with the worst academic performance in the nation has taken it seriously. The Detroit public school district has instituted a merit pay system that makes the vast majority of teachers eligible to earn awards, sometimes as much as $5,000. Out of 2,729 Detroit schoolteachers, 96 received awards of $1,000 in 2015-16, according to data from a Freedom of Information Act request. Michigan Capitol Confidential is reviewing the merit pay systems of the largest school districts in the state. Then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm signed a law...
  • ‘Toni the Tampon’ Coloring Book Reminds Kids: Men Get Periods Too

    03/07/2017 6:18:33 AM PST · by kevcol · 73 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 6, 2017 | Sarah Stites
    Although the artist recognized that booksellers might balk at her progressive content, that fact really didn’t faze her. "I'd rather help just one genderqueer or trans menstruator feel like they were seen, than sell a thousand copies only to reinforce the boundaries society draws by gendering periods in the first place,” she told Dupere. She hoped the book would also speak to children. . . . Unsurprisingly, menstruation is not the only biologically-female process that has been labelled as “gendered” by the PC police. Both pregnancy and lactation have been co-opted as well.
  • State Pays More as Community College Tuition Rises, Enrollment Falls

    03/06/2017 10:09:07 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/2/2017 | Tom Gantert
    State funding for community colleges in Michigan has increased by over $112 million since Gov. Rick Snyder took office in 2011. Despite this fact, tuition has increased 19 percent and the number of students, as expressed on a full-time basis, is down 19 percent. The state government has increased its appropriations for Michigan’s 28 community colleges by 39 percent during the governor’s tenure, starting at $284 million in fiscal year 2011-12 and going up to $396 million in 2016-17. Mike Hansen, president of the Michigan Community College Association, attributed the increase to inflation. “As the governor pointed out, inflation is...
  • Former Professor, Self-Avowed Liberal Defends Trump Support

    03/05/2017 8:23:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Hoya ^ | March 5, 2017 | Jeff Cirillo
    Self-avowed liberal and Islamic reform activist Asra Nomani defended her support for President Donald Trump and her position on Islamic extremism in Copley Formal Lounge on Wednesday. The event, co-sponsored by the Georgetown Bipartisan Coalition and the Georgetown Review, came under scrutiny after students on social media called Nomani an Islamophobe. The Georgetown Bipartisan Coalition and The Georgetown Review both defended their decision to invite Nomani ahead of the event. The Georgetown Review said in an editorial posted Tuesday evening that Nomani has the right to voice her opinions. “While the arguments associating Ms. Nomani with the ‘soft Islamophobia of...
  • YAF Free Speech Victory at UCLA

    03/04/2017 5:56:21 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 2 replies
    Young America's Foundation ^ | 3/2/17 | Spencer Brown
    Young America’s Foundation has won a significant victory against leftist administrators who seek to stifle the First Amendment Rights of conservatives on campuses in its recently concluded action against the defendants at California State University-Los Angeles. The administrators responsible for imposing unconstitutional speaker fees and inciting near-riots against the CSULA Young Americans for Freedom chapter and Ben Shapiro have agreed to suspend their anti-free speech practices and activities in respect to the Young Americans for Freedom students and their campus events. Per the agreement, the University “will not impose any fees, including security fees, based upon the viewpoint of the...
  • Good news on ending runaway campus rape tribunals: a fix is finally moving forward in Georgia

    03/04/2017 11:13:05 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/04/17 | Tina Trent
    Dumping college kangaroo courts is an idea whose day has come There is finally some good news in the fight to return rape investigations and prosecutions to the only place they belong: the real justice system. Georgia House Bill 51, sponsored by Rep. Earl Ehrhart (R-Powder Springs), passed out of the House Appropriations Committee 35 to 10. It now moves to the Georgia Senate.
  • Colleges indoctrinate, victimize their students, but tuition rates keep rising

    03/04/2017 9:39:39 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/04/17 | Alicia Powe
    Brainwashing and forced ideological conformity are what colleges today are all about When parents send their kids off to college, they assume they will receive training that prepares them for a lifetime of employment. However, the truth is most of America’s colleges spend precious little time imparting practical skills to students. As tuitions and student loan debt grow at historic rates, an extraordinary amount of classroom time is spent indoctrinating students with leftist propaganda. It pays off for the Left which uses the existing taxpayer-supported system to churn out America-hating subversives. Parents send their kids to colleges and universities, and...
  • Middlebury College professor injured by protesters as she escorted controversial speaker

    03/03/2017 3:27:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College Professor Allison Stanger was injured by protesters Thursday evening as she was escorting a controversial speaker from campus. She was treated at Porter Hospital and released. Charles Murray, a political scientist who has been criticized for his views on race and intelligence, was invited to speak on campus by a student group. He was greeted late Thursday afternoon outside McCullough Student Center by hundreds of protesters, and inside Wilson Hall, students turned their backs to him when he got up to speak. College officials led Murray to another location and a closed circuit broadcast showed him...
  • Trump to Visit Florida Catholic School to Tout Choice [School Vouchers]

    03/03/2017 2:53:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | March 3, 2017 | Lauren Camera, Education Reporter
    Days after he called on Congress to pass a school choice bill, President Donald Trump is set to visit a Catholic school in Orlando Friday, along with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, where hundreds of students attend the school using a voucher from the state's tax credit scholarship program. During his stop at St. Andrew Catholic School, Trump is expected to once again tout the Sunshine State's program, as he did in his recent address to Congress. Under Florida's plan, the state uses public dollars to pay for private K-12 school tuition for low-income students and students with disabilities. The...
  • Teacher's Trump comments allegedly made students cry

    03/02/2017 12:53:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    WTOL-TV ^ | March 2, 2017 | CNN & KTNV
    LAS VEGAS (KTNV/CNN) – A mother says comments by her son’s teacher about President Donald Trump’s immigration policies made some middle school students cry. Laura Llamas filed an incident report Monday after her son told her about his math teacher’s political remarks, which happened during a lesson. "He was like, 'My teacher mentioned that she supported Trump's policies on deporting illegals because illegals are the ones that bring drugs into the communities,'" Llamas said. Parents say the comments caused some kids to start crying, prompting the teacher to apologize. “Everyone was just shocked because they didn’t expect their teacher to...
  • How an 'Ineffective' Teacher Gets Third-Highest Pay Level

    03/01/2017 1:29:06 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/27/2017 | Tom Gantert
    Pennfield Schools had just one teacher rated “ineffective” out of 124 within the Calhoun County district in 2014-15. And that ineffective teacher’s salary of $68,921 was the third-highest salary for a teacher in the district, according to documents received in a Freedom of Information Act request and the state database of teacher salaries. Teachers in Michigan are evaluated and are given one of four ratings. “Ineffective” is the worst rating. That teacher, whose name is being withheld from publication, is a good example of the problems with the union-negotiated one-size-fits-all pay scale that just about every district in the state...
  • Left, media jump all over Betsy DeVos: She praised black people for starting colleges

    03/01/2017 8:33:12 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/01/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Apparently since they were victims of segregation, they shouldn't have done anything to help themselves I want to say I don’t understand the left, but that’s not true. I understand them perfectly well. And here’s the most important thing you need to know about them: There is really no core belief they embrace apart from the crucial importance of destroying their political opponents. So when they say something that seems completely inconsistent with something else they said, you simply have to search for the commonality between the two things. You’re probably not going to find it in the substance. Rather,...
  • After Kansas hate crime, Indian students reluctant to study in the US

    02/27/2017 1:46:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Scroll News ^ | February 27, 2017 | Huda Mohammad
    Racial crime in the west has become a reason for anxiety among the Indian students, after a navy veteran was charged with murder for shooting two Indian software engineers at a crowded bar in Olathe, Kansas. The crime triggered anger and concern that the Trump-era US is no longer secure for the Indian masses. The assailant, Adam Purinton is accused of killing Srinivas Kuchibhotla, and wounding Alok Madasani, both who were admitted to work for a global tech company on H-1B visas after completing graduate studies in the United States. Anupam Singh, a master’s student at the Indian Institute of...