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  • More than 100 NYC schools using controversial ‘credit recovery’ to boost grad rates

    12/08/2018 8:16:33 PM PST · by EinNYC · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 8, 2018 | Susan Edelman and Anthony Izaguirre
    More than 100 NYC high schools have enrolled students in “credit recovery” — a scheme increasingly criticized as a shoddy way to raise graduation rates, a new study reveals. In a sample of 229 Department of Education high schools, 109 reported using such programs for students who had failed or never completed required classes, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute found in a study titled “Gotta Give ‘Em Credit.”
  • Liberty moves swiftly, hires Hugh Freeze as football coach

    12/08/2018 7:45:18 AM PST · by buckalfa · 15 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | December 7, 2018 | Damien Sordelett
    News Sports Business Weather Life & Entertainment Opinion In depth Customer Care Obituaries Jobs Classifieds Findit - Roanoke Times Business Directory Liberty moves swiftly, hires Hugh Freeze as football coach Damien Sordelett The News & Advance Dec 7, 2018 SEC Coaching Hot Seats Football FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2016, file photo, Mississippi head coach Hugh Freeze walks off the field following a loss to No. 1 Alabama in an NCAA college football game, in Oxford, Miss. Freeze agreed to terms with Liberty University to become its next head football coach. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File) Rogelio V. Solis...
  • Trump Cleans Bathrooms, Works As Waiter & Bellhop @ Trump Hotel Chicago (2011)

    12/07/2018 12:50:23 PM PST · by Sontagged · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | Dec 22 2016 | YouTube
    "Am I allowed to accept tips?" asks Donald Trump spending a day in the shoes of his employees at Trump Tower Chicago. Aired on the Oprah Winfrey Show, 2011
  • Officers Arrest Juvenile for Sexual Assaults on School Bus [Fairfax County, Virginia]

    12/07/2018 10:35:33 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 21 replies
    Fairfax County Police ^ | 7 December 2018 | FCPD Media Relations Bureau
    Mason District Police Station – A 12-year-old boy is facing charges following allegations he sexually assaulted two girls on a Fairfax County Public Schools bus. The investigation began on November 13 when two students of Camelot Elementary School told their parents they had been sexually assaulted by a boy on school bus CA02. After a thorough investigation by our Major Crimes Bureau detectives, the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney for Fairfax County was briefed and petitions were obtained. He has been charged with two counts of aggravated sexual battery and two counts of object sexual penetration. The petitions were served...
  • Conservatives Triumphant Over Free Speech Hating UC Berkeley

    12/07/2018 6:54:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/07/2018 | Matthew Vadum
    Conservatives scored a major legal victory against UC Berkeley which has agreed to compensate Young America’s Foundation and Berkeley College Republicans for trampling the First Amendment rights of conservative speakers and students on its campus. "Young America’s Foundation is thrilled that, after more than a year of UC Berkeley battling against the First Amendment rights of its own students, the University finally felt the heat and saw the light of their unconstitutional censorship," said YAF spokesman Spencer Brown. "YAF’s landmark victory for free expression—long squelched by Berkeley’s scheming administrators who weaponized flawed policies to target conservatives—shows that the battle...
  • Liberals at University of Texas, Austin Want Masculinity Designated As Mental Illness

    12/06/2018 8:36:08 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 44 replies
    The Lid ^ | April 30, 2018 | Warner Todd Huston
    The insane, mentally deranged liberals at the University of Texas, Austin now want masculinity to be designated as a mental illness. You know, there was once a day when things like this were the stuff of satire, but today this garbage is nothing short of mainstream, every day liberalism. It would make the job of The Onion harder these days… you know, if The Onion ever made fun of anything on the left, that is. But now we’ve reached peak lunacy masquerading as sentient thought by liberals and treated as legitimate by the illiterati in the media and our system...
  • Something is rotten in the state of Denmark

    12/06/2018 7:03:29 AM PST · by Heartlander · 19 replies
    Uncommon Descent ^ | December 5, 2018 | Karsten Pultz
    Something is rotten in the state of Denmark Karsten Pultz reports from Denmark on efforts to suppress the idea of design in nature that are coming from the Danish church. Mr. Pultz is also the author of “Why I have a problem with theistic evolution,”: Intelligent design being suppressed in academia is old news. But in Denmark even a Christian newspaper participates in biased coverage in favour of evolution.Recently, Mads Jakobsen, a priest and theologian in the Danish state church, was reprimanded by his bishop, Marianne Christiansen because he had written critically about Darwin’s theory in his parish magazine. The...
  • Sperm of mutant ‘double-muscle’ pigs being sold on FB farmer cashes in on ‘Frankenswine’ market

    12/05/2018 7:57:18 AM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies ^ | 5th December 2018, 2:52 pm Updated: 5th December 2018, 2:54 pm | By Jon Lockett
    AN AMBITIOUS pig farmer raising muscle-bound mutant porkers for the bacon market is selling their sperm on Facebook. The Cambodian-based breeder is flogging the semen - along with insemination kits - to others looking to move into the 'Frankenswine' market. Mutant of the giant pigs greedily gobbles up his massive dinner at a farm in Cambodia ______________________________________________________________ Scientists in South Korea have been credited with originally genetically-engineering double-muscle hogs to avert a future pork shortage crisis. They carefully altered pig genes to create super-sized swines capable of producing more meat than usual breeds. Farmyard footage shows similar porky 'monsters'...
  • Socialists and Fascists Have Always Been Kissing Cousins

    12/05/2018 7:35:24 AM PST · by Heartlander · 9 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | November 9, 2018 | Bradley J. Birzer
    Socialists and Fascists Have Always Been Kissing Cousins By Bradley J. Birzer • November 9, 2018 In 1939, the same year the Germans and the Russians mutually consented to rape Poland, T.S. Eliot rather famously (or, I suppose for some, infamously) declared: “If you will not have God (and He is a jealous God), you should pay your respects to Hitler or Stalin.” Eliot, of course, could not have been more correct. In 1936, you had three choices: National Socialism, international socialism, or dignity.In 2018, we find ourselves in similar circumstances, even if they aren’t quite as clear cut as...
  • REAL LIFE PLANET OF THE APES:African island inhabited by super aggressive ‘monster’ chimps...

    12/05/2018 6:45:40 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies ^ | 4th December 2018, 12:31 pm Updated: 4th December 2018, 5:17 pm | By Jon Lockett
    THIS is the secret African island inhabited by super aggressive "monster'" chimps all freed from a US testing laboratory. The apes -who are infected with contagious diseases- were abandoned on the Liberian river island after being released by their captors. The jungle wilderness - known to locals as ‘Monkey Island’ - is now home to more than 60 chimps who are notoriously protective of its shores. Many of the animals are said to be "super aggressive"and those living nearby are terrified to go there for fear of being attacked. Only a select few locals - who regularly take the apes...
  • Academic Freedom — Sweeping Up the Shards

    12/05/2018 5:48:44 AM PST · by Heartlander · 3 replies
    Evolution News ^ | December 4, 2018 | Rob Sheldon
    Academic Freedom — Sweeping Up the Shards Rob Sheldon December 4, 2018 The online magazine Quillette has a tradition of providing a forum for people who can’t get heard on the regular channels, perhaps due to political correctness. Here is an article, “The New Evolution Deniers,” by evolutionary biologist Colin Wright at Penn State. He thinks that the slogan “gender is a social construct” denies Darwin. Here are the conclusions: Back when evolution was under attack from proponents of Biblical Creation and Intelligent Design, academic scientists were under no pressure to hold back criticism. This is because these anti-evolution movements...
  • Young men who watch a lot of porn less likely to get married, but not true for women: study

    12/04/2018 11:34:08 AM PST · by Red Badger · 40 replies ^ | Tuesday, December 04, 2018 | By Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post Reporter
    A forthcoming study in the Sexuality & Culture journal has suggested that young men who watch an excessive amount of pornography are less likely to get married. The opposite was not true for young women, however, said the authors, Samuel L. Perry of the Department of Sociology at University of Oklahoma, and Kyle C. Longest of the Department of Sociology at Furman University. What is more, adherence to religious beliefs did not have an affect on the porn viewing habits of young men. The researchers worked with the hypothesis "higher levels of pornography viewing will be associated with a lower...
  • Princeton Singers Abandon a ‘Little Mermaid’ Song Over Kissing Concerns

    12/04/2018 1:36:21 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 3, 2018 | Sopan Deb
    For many years, the Princeton Tigertones, an all-male a cappella group at Princeton University, has had a tradition while performing “Kiss the Girl,” a song written for the 1989 Disney animated classic “The Little Mermaid.” The singers call up a woman from the audience to do some lighthearted dancing. Then they do the same with a male audience member. As the song concludes, the two audience members dance together — and end the number by smooching at the urging of the singers: The last line of the song is “Go on and kiss the girl!” But last week, the president...
  • My Proposal for a Brexit Deal

    12/03/2018 2:41:03 PM PST · by Brian Griffin · 7 replies
    Brian Griffin | 12/03/2018 | Brian Griffin
    The basic principle of a Brexit deal should be for as little change for EU & UK citizens and businesses as possible. UK INDEPENDENCE The UK shall be legally independent of the EU, except via this agreement, and its successors, effective 1 April 2019. Except as clearly and self-evidently provided by any international treaty in which many non-EU nations and the UK are bound by, the courts of the UK shall be the sole courts having judicial power in the UK and over the governments of the UK, effective 1 April 2019. ECONOMIC STABILITY PROVISIONS Proper UK/EU certifications to EU/UK...
  • Florida student arrested for threatening to kill professor over 7 am exam

    12/03/2018 11:35:40 AM PST · by simpson96 · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/3/2018 | Owen Daugherty
    A student at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) was arrested after he posted a message on Twitter that threatened to kill his professor for scheduling an exam early in the morning. FAU police arrested Rafael Decomas last week after receiving a tip about a Twitter post from Decomas, according to local news outlet WPTV. His Twitter post stated “i gern (expletive) kill dis professor bey this is my confession to a premeditated murder" in a direct tweet to another user appearing to be his girlfriend. Decomas is a commuter student and was upset he would have to wake up at 5...
  • Black college student arrested for fake hate crime

    12/03/2018 8:44:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/03/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    For some reason, students at Goucher College in Towson, Maryland are drawing a perverse conclusion from the arrest of a black student there for faking a hate crime with racist graffiti.  The U.K. Daily Mail reports: Fynn Ajani Arthur, a 21-year-old from Brunswick, Maine, was charged with two counts of malicious destruction of property on Thursday night in Baltimore County.   His arrest came after graffiti aimed at black and Latino students was found on the second floor of a campus dorm[.] ... Thursday's graffiti depicted swastikas, the letters 'KKK' and appeared to include the last names of four black students, including Arthur....
  • The Hart-Celler Immigration Act of 1965

    12/02/2018 5:22:56 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 24 replies ^ | By Jerry Kammer on September 30, 2015
    The Hart-Celler Immigration Act of 1965 Political figures and historic circumstances produced dramatic, unintended consequences As President Lyndon Johnson signed a landmark immigration reform bill into law at a ceremony beneath the Statue of Liberty on October 3, 1965, he predicted the legislation would not significantly affect the life of the nation, but also declared it would accomplish an important national goal. "This bill that we will sign today is not a revolutionary bill," the president said. "It does not affect the lives of millions. It will not reshape the structure of our daily lives. ... Yet it is still...
  • Can You Learn Two Languages At the Same Time?

    12/02/2018 1:28:11 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 75 replies
    Brainscape ^ | Oct 2018 | Kaitlin Goodrich
    Can I Learn Two Languages at the Same Time? In short, yes, it is possible to learn two languages simultaneously. Our brains are frequently required to learn similar topics at the same time. In fact, all educational curriculum count on the fact that you should be able to process and filter information from multiple categories concurrently. Even in other situations, our brains are primed to adjust to new tasks as needed on a regular basis. Motivation matters– especially when attempting to learn two languages at once. If your only goal in studying two languages at the same time is to...
  • Transgender teen posts video of the moment school staff use a yardstick to open the girl's bath...

    12/02/2018 1:10:49 PM PST · by Morgana · 43 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | DECEMBER 2, 2018 | DM Reporter
    FULL TITLE: Transgender teen posts video of the moment school staff use a yardstick to open the girl's bathroom stall on her to kick her OUT, but the principal insists the situation is being 'misrepresented' A transgender teen has posted videos of school administrators forcing open the door of a bathroom stall while she sits inside - but the principal insists that the video 'misrepresents' the situation. The student shot the videos on Wednesday at Osseo Senior High in Minnesota, accusing school officials of 'violating' her while she uses the bathroom. The video shows the student sitting on a toilet...
  • YCC launches Plan B vending machine [Yale College Council]

    12/01/2018 9:19:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Yale Daily News ^ | 1:36 am, Nov 29, 2018 | Alice Park
    Students seeking the “morning-after pill” will no longer need to travel further than Silliman College to purchase emergency contraception. A new 24/7 “wellness to-go” vending machine will soon sell emergency contraception, as well as other over-the-counter medications, condoms and lube. The machine will be installed in Silliman’s Good Life Center before winter break. “The point of this is to make Plan B more accessible and to make medications in general more accessible,” said Ileana Valdez ’21, a Yale College Council representative who spearheaded the installation effort. “Hopefully this will set a precedent for more machines to show up around campus...