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  • UC Death to Cops Communist professor Joshua Clover still on the job after calling for killing of police officers.

    07/14/2020 2:40:16 PM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 7/14/2020 | Lloyd Billingsley
    On January 10, 2019, convicted criminal Kevin Limbaugh gunned down Natalie Corona, only 22 and a rising star in the Davis police department. Officers from across the country, joined by thousands of locals, attended a memorial service for Corona. Over at UC Davis, on the other hand, one professor openly supported the murder of police officers. That would be Joshua Clover, professor of English and comparative literature, whose publisher Verso Books describes him as a communist. Born in Berkeley in 1962, Clover (pictured above) is an alumnus of the prestigious Boston University and the Iowa Writers Workshop. He once bagged...
  • L.A. Unified School District will not resume in-person classes when school year begins Aug. 18: Superintendent

    07/14/2020 12:48:43 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 26 replies
    KTLA NEWS ^ | July 13, 2020 | Nouran Salahieh
    The Los Angeles Unified School District’s next school year will begin Aug. 18, but students won’t be returning to their classrooms, District Superintendent Austin Beutner announced Monday. “While the new school year will begin in August, it will not start with students at school facilities,” Beutner said. “The health and safety of all in the school community is not something we can compromise. The news about the spread of the virus continues to be of great concern.” The superintendent said the five-month school closure has been the longest in recent history for the nation’s second-largest public school system, but the...
  • L.A. teachers union says schools can't reopen unless charter schools get shut down, police defunded

    07/13/2020 2:08:00 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 156 replies
    JustTheNews ^ | 07/13/20 | Daniel Payne
    The Los Angeles Teachers Union says its schools can’t open in the fall unless charter schools are closed and the police are defunded.These are the Marxist loons teaching your kids. Oh, and they want more money.83% of teachers voted to not reopen in the fall.But they still expect to get paid.Just the News reported: United Teachers Los Angeles, a 35,000-strong union in the Los Angeles Unified School District, made those demands in a policy paper it released this week. The organization called on local authorities to “keep school campuses closed when the semester begins on Aug. 18.”The union outlined numerous major provisions it says...
  • Schumer wants federal government to boost funding for schools to reopen

    07/12/2020 6:31:55 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 12, 2020 | Mark Moore
    Sen. Chuck Schumer on Sunday said if the Trump administration wants schools to reopen safely in New York and across the country this fall, the federal government will have to boost funding to help with some of the costs. “Everyone wants our schools to reopen, but the federal government must lead the way by funding the safety measures that would open the doors of New York and the nation’s schools in a way that helps ensure the coronavirus does not needlessly spread or infect teachers, kids or staff,” the New York Democrat said during a briefing.
  • L.A. teachers union says schools can't reopen unless charter schools get shut down, police defunded

    07/12/2020 7:22:17 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 72 replies ^ | July 11, 2020 | Daniel Payne
    United Teachers Los Angeles, a 35,000-strong union in the Los Angeles Unified School District, made those demands in a policy paper it released this week. The organization called on local authorities to "keep school campuses closed when the semester begins on Aug. 18." -snip Yet the union goes even farther than those requests, calling for "local support" in the form of defunded police departments and the shuttering of charter schools.  Police violence "is a leading cause of death and trauma for Black people, and is a serious public health and moral issue," the union writes. The document calls on authorities to "shift the astronomical...
  • Closing Schoolhouse Door Hurts Kids

    07/12/2020 4:52:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | July 20, 2020 | Debra J. Saunders
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had not recommended the general closure of public schools in the spring when panicked governors and local officials shuttered schools across the land. These high-minded officials -- read Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak -- weren't listening to "the science," as they claimed. At the time, CDC guidelines recommended closing schools only after an infected person had exposed a campus or in areas of high infection rates -- and then only for two to five days to clean and disinfect buildings. But once the school closures began, they became the default response. American children were...
  • I Don’t Want to Go Back’: Many Teachers Are Fearful and Angry Over Pressure to Return

    07/11/2020 5:43:03 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 151 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 11, 2020 | Dana Goldstein and Eliza Shapiro
    Many of the nation’s 3.5 million teachers found themselves feeling under siege this week as pressure from the White House, pediatricians and some parents to get back to physical classrooms intensified — even as the coronavirus rages across much of the country. On Friday, the teachers’ union in Los Angeles, the nation’s second-largest district, demanded full-time remote learning when the academic year begins on Aug. 18, and called President Trump’s push to reopen schools part of a “dangerous, anti-science agenda that puts the lives of our members, our students and our families at risk.”
  • How to Teach Americans to Hate Their Own Country -- And How Not To

    07/11/2020 12:09:21 PM PDT · by Twotone · 15 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | July 10, 2020 | Danusha V. Goska
    In recent days, America has produced an astounding spectacle. Americans desecrated and demanded removal of their own statues to their own heroes, including African Americans who fought for the Union; Hans Christian Heg, a Norwegian immigrant and dedicated abolitionist who modeled courage and gave his life in the Civil War; Taduesz Kosciuszko, the Polish-born designer of West Point who left money in his will to purchase freedom for American slaves; the World War II Memorial to the men and women who actually did fight fascism; and the Emancipation Memorial, a monument paid for by freed slaves, dedicated in a speech...
  • Teachers’ Unions Rebuff Trump Push to Reopen Schools

    07/10/2020 6:06:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 105 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 9, 2020 | Collin Anderson
    Teachers' unions across the United States are resisting a push from the Trump administration and House Republicans to reopen schools amid the coronavirus pandemic, instead opting for remote learning that experts say presents major risks to children. President Trump on Wednesday threatened to cut federal funding for schools that fail to reopen in the fall, echoing a recent bill proposed by Reps. Jim Banks (R., Ind.) and Tom Tiffany (R., Wisc.). Multiple states have followed suit—Florida announced Wednesday that it will require schools to hold in-person classes beginning in August, and Gov. Ralph Northam (D., Va.) in June unveiled a...
  • Professor arrested during alleged attempt to flee US with computers, phones, USB drives

    07/10/2020 6:04:19 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    Campus ^ | 7/9/2020 | Jon Street
    Another U.S. professor "with strong ties to China" has been arrested and charged with allegedly lying about his ties to the communist country. Song Guo Zheng, who the Justice Department described as a "rheumatology professor and researcher," allegedly used more than $4.1 million in federal research funding to help advance China's capabilities with regard to rheumatology and immunology. The Justice Department alleges he then failed to disclose to the U.S. government that he held employment in China while conducting U.S. taxpayer-funded research as a researcher at multiple universities in the U.S., including Ohio State University. A Google Scholars profile with...
  • Police Say Texas A&M Student Who Found Racist Notes On His Car Put Them There

    07/10/2020 3:02:08 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 07/10 | Maria Copeland
    A tudent at Texas A&M University who reported that racist notes had been left on his car windshield is responsible for the act, police say. KBTX-TV reported that in June, Texas A&M senior Isaih Martin alerted the university police when he allegedly discovered handwritten messages reading “All lives matter” and “You don’t belong here,” along with a third listing the N-word, on his vehicle, which he had parked at an apartment complex on the school’s property. Martin posted a photo of the notes to a Twitter account that has since been made private. According to KBTX, the university responded to...
  • Federal Investigation: Trans Bathroom Enabled Alleged Sexual Assault Of Kindergartener

    07/10/2020 9:44:25 AM PDT · by Signalman · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/10/2020 | Jane Robbins
    The superintendent of the City Schools of Decatur, a district of metropolitan Atlanta, secretly instituted a gender identity policy in 2016 allowing students of both sexes to enter any bathroom they chose. In November 2017, a kindergarten girl was allegedly sexually assaulted in her Decatur school bathroom by a boy who was allowed to be there because of that policy. After reporting the assault to district officials but getting little response, the girl’s mother, Pascha Thomas, filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). OCR’s recently released findings illustrate the dangers and deception inherent...
  • Black Lives Matter In Public Schools Is Turning Kids Into Little Marxists

    07/10/2020 5:22:00 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies ^ | Sloan Rachmuth and Katie Jensen
    New York City is one of many school systems in the United States set to roll out Black Lives Matter (BLM)-themed lesson plans this fall. According to the NYC Department of Education, teachers will delve into “systemic racism,” police brutality, and white privilege in their classrooms. North Carolina’s largest school system in Wake County launched a website this summer that provides BLM lessons for teachers to use in classrooms and for parents to use at home. The website, created by the school system’s Office of Equity Affairs, encourages teachers to “address the injustices that exist beyond education by the conversations...
  • Trump Tweet on Radical Left Indoctrination

    07/10/2020 9:20:50 AM PDT · by McGruff · 70 replies
    Twitter ^ | Jul 10, 2020 | President Trump
    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump Too many Universities and School Systems are about Radical Left Indoctrination, not Education. Therefore, I am telling the Treasury Department to re-examine their Tax-Exempt Status... ... and/or Funding, which will be taken away if this Propaganda or Act Against Public Policy continues. Our children must be Educated, not Indoctrinated! 11:49 AM · Jul 10, 2020
  • NBC Dems Bring On Biden-Backing Union Chief to Trash Trump

    07/09/2020 4:17:47 PM PDT · by Drastic · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7-9-2020 | Kyle Drennen
    Since NBC News is nothing more than the public relations arm of Joe Biden’s presidential campaign, on Thursday, the Today show welcomed on one of the presumptive Democratic nominee’s biggest supporters to trash President Trump. Of course the network morning show never bothered to tell viewers that its guest, American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten, had endorsed Biden for president. At the top of the program, co-host Hoda Kotb fretted: “Coronavirus and the classroom. The heated debate over how and if schools should reopen....President Trump threatening to cut off funding if that doesn’t happen.” She then hyped how Weingarten...
  • CDC says coronavirus guidelines for reopening schools will not be revised

    07/09/2020 9:53:43 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 9, 2020 | 11:08am | Mark Moore
    The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the agency will not revise guidelines for reopening schools this fall, after President Trump said they are too expensive and burdensome, but will work with local school districts. “Our guidelines are our guidelines,
  • HILARIOUS: Conservative Mama Puts Together Outstanding Video of What It Will Be Like to Teach While Following CDC Guidelines

    07/08/2020 7:44:14 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 14 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 8, 2020 | Joe Hoft
    Conservative Mama released another incredible video showing what it will be like for teachers to try and teach while adhering to CDC guidelines.
  • As one Catholic college almost goes full Marxist, another is a voice for human decency

    07/08/2020 7:38:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/08/2020 | Andrea Widburg
    The Jesuits were once renowned for their intellectual rigor. Any person who graduated from a Jesuit-run institution was presumptively well educated, morally centered, and capable of reasoning. Marquette University, a Jesuit institution, has slipped from that standard, for it attacked an incoming freshman for supporting Trump. However, the bracing honesty coming from New Saint Andrews College signals that there's still hope for a rigorous Christian education in America. In 1881, the Jesuits founded Marquette University, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. To Marquette's credit, although established as a single-sex men's college, in 1909, it became the first coeducational Catholic university in the world....
  • The Breakdown of American Education and the Hopes for Change

    07/08/2020 8:18:41 AM PDT · by karpov · 6 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | July 8, 2020 | Jenna A. Robinson
    America’s system of education has failed in one of its most important goals: forming future generations of American citizens. This is particularly true in higher education, where students are encouraged to become “global citizens” instead of Americans. At many of our institutions of higher learning, character education has been replaced by moral relativism at the same time that rigorous academic standards have given way to a mentality of “college for all.” We are seeing the results of our education deficit now, as rioters tear down statues that commemorate not only the former Confederacy, but America’s founding fathers, abolitionists, and former...
  • Berkeley students planning fraudulent course to circumvent ICE rules, avoid deportations (no one is above the law???)

    07/07/2020 11:09:09 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 07 2020 | Gregg Re, Edmund DeMarche
    Hundreds of students at the University of California -- Berkeley are discussing a plan to create a course solely to help international students on F-1 student visas avoid deportation under new U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regulations -- and they say at least one faculty member is on board, Fox News has learned. The plan, which could run afoul of laws against immigration fraud if enacted in its current form, was hatched hours after ICE announced Monday that foreign students in the country are required to take some in-person instruction or they will not be allowed to legally remain...