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  • Study: Out-of-pocket costs for remedial education costs students billions

    09/29/2016 7:40:48 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    Education Dive ^ | September 28, 2016 | Jarrett Carter
    The Center for American Progress reveals that students pay more than $1.3 billion in tuition and fees each year for remedial courses which qualify them for academic credits, but do not count towards graduation. California had the highest rate of out-of-pocket remedial spending with more than $205 million, while Alaskan students spent just $1.1 million, statistics generally attributed to student enrollment in these states. According to the survey, the majority of college students enrolled in remedial courses are ethnic minorities, including 56% of African American students and 45% of Hispanic students, compared to just 35% of white students.
  • Milo [Yiannopoulos] Event Cancelled After FBI Determines Death Threat ‘Credible’

    09/29/2016 6:25:43 PM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | September 29, 2016
    A credible threat to MILO’s event and Florida Atlantic University students has forced the cancellation of the Breitbart editor’s scheduled talk today. According to the FAU Police Department, student organizers received a communication threatening to bring firearms to the talk or plant explosives at the venue. Threats were also made to FAU students. The threat was relayed to the F.B.I, which after investigation deemed it to be credible. The F.B.I. contacted Florida Atlantic University this morning recommending cancellation of the event and the university took the decision to pull MILO’s event. MILO was due to give a lecture this evening...
  • Tennessee college student arrested after wearing gorilla mask to Black Lives Matter protest

    09/28/2016 8:31:05 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 68 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 28, 2016 | Tobias Salinger
    A Tennessee man wore a gorilla mask, carried a rope and tried to hand out bananas at a college Black Lives Matter protest Wednesday, police said. East Tennessee State University campus police arrested freshman student Tristan Rettke, who is white, on a charge of civil rights intimidation following the disruption, the Johnson City Press reported. University officials condemned his act and scheduled a community discussion. A video published by the newspaper showed the man later identified as Rettke wearing overalls and also holding a burlap sack with a marijuana leaf and Confederate flag on it. He dangled a banana with...
  • Anti-gun-control video project gets H.S. student suspended (NJ)

    09/28/2016 2:22:26 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    MANVILLE — A high school senior says he was suspended and ordered to undergo a psychological exam for completing an anti-gun-control school project he was assigned. Frank Harvey said a Manville High School teacher instructed him to create a video arguing against gun control for a junior college readiness class last year, according to News 12 New Jersey. Harvey produced a video that provided examples of people who used guns to defend themselves from home invaders, the report said. His video also displayed anti-gun-control political cartoons. The teenager ran into trouble when he mistakenly left the thumb drive with the...
  • How Green Was My Campus

    09/28/2016 11:37:00 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 28, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The sustainability campaigns on American college campuses, which we have covered for about as long as they have existed, may seem more ubiquitous than pledge drives on PBS. Nevertheless, some scholars think they haven’t gone far enough. "We are currently on track to having the hottest year ever, breaking the record established last year," Marcus Peter Ford writes on the Academe blog maintained by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). "We also set records for warmth in 2013 and 2014." "And yet, to date, climate change has had little impact on how we understand the purpose of higher education....
  • Satanic Temple brings ‘Satan Club’ to elementary school

    09/28/2016 11:43:54 AM PDT · by sparklite2 · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 28, 2016 | Fox News
    Rezz previously told the paper that most members of the Satanic Temple are atheists who see Satan as an allegory for free thought, and that the program is intended to promote “benevolence and empathy for everybody.” The purpose, Rezz told the paper, is meant to counter “the Good News Club,” an after-school club put on by the Child Evangelism Fellowship, “a Bible-centered organization. Satanic Temple of Seattle spokesman Tarkus Claypool said a parent brought the Bible club to their attention because the parent was concerned the club was teaching children to evangelize to other children, according to the Associated Press.
  • NJ college professor charged with child pornography

    09/25/2016 6:52:34 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 21 replies
    WPIX 11 ^ | September 3, 2016 | Talia Tirella
    FREEHOLD, N.J. — A college professor was arrested and charged with child pornography-related offenses Thursday. Robert Berardo, 56, was charged with one count of second degree endangering the welfare of a child for distribution of child pornography, one count of second degree endangering the welfare of a child for possession of child pornography with intent to distribute, and one count third degree endangering the welfare of a child for possession of child pornography, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
  • Central High School integrated

    09/25/2016 3:49:17 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 23 replies
    Under escort from the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, nine black students enter all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Three weeks earlier, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus had surrounded the school with National Guard troops to prevent its federal court-ordered racial integration. After a tense standoff, President Dwight D. Eisenhower federalized the Arkansas National Guard and sent 1,000 army paratroopers to Little Rock to enforce the court order.
  • U.S. Education Secretary Says He Is Concerned About Homeschooled Kids

    09/25/2016 11:46:40 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 73 replies
    CaffeinatedThoughts.com ^ | 21SEP2016 | SHANE VANDER HART
    U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King said that he has concerns about children who are homeschooled according to a story published in Politico Pro (paywall) today. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. said today that he’s concerned that homeschooled students aren’t “getting the range of options that are good for all kids.” But King also said he’s aware of homeschooling families “doing it incredibly well” and he knew of students in college who had “very tremendous academic success.” “Obviously, it’s up to families if they want to take a homeschool approach,” King said, when asked about the topic during...
  • Photo: SMU band members kneel while playing anthem

    09/24/2016 8:17:08 AM PDT · by rey · 34 replies
    Campus Sports ^ | 24 Sept 2016 | Michael Napoles
    Five members of the Southern Methodist University band took a knee while playing the national anthem prior to their game against Texas Christian University. There were also a select number of students in the student section who joined in the protests. “I feel like coming from an African American background — I grew up in Detroit, Michigan, which is a predominantly black city — that I get tired of seeing my black brothers and sisters dying from injustices and unjustified reasons,” one student, Coda Boyce, told the Dallas Morning News. “I’m not against all police officers, I’m not saying all...
  • Rutgers law professors say pets are 'animal slaves,' argue domestication is form of torture

    09/24/2016 7:51:38 AM PDT · by kevcol · 112 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 22, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    They wrote that in a fair and just world, “there would be no pets at all, no fields full of sheep, and no barns full of pigs, cows and egg-laying hens. There would be no aquaria and no zoos.” “If animals matter morally, we must recalibrate all aspects of our relationship with them. The issue we must confront is not whether our exploitation of them is ‘humane’ — with all of the concomitant tinkering with the practices of animal-use industries — but rather whether we can justify using them at all,” they concluded.
  • Home schooling ripped by Obama education chief

    09/24/2016 7:23:59 AM PDT · by kevcol · 78 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 23, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    "I worry that in a lot of cases students who are homeschooled are not getting the kind of the breadth of instruction experience they would get in school, they're also not getting the opportunity to build relationships with peers unless their parents are very intentional about it," said Education Secretary John B. King Jr. "And they're often not getting those relationships with teachers and mentors other than their parents. I do worry whether home school students are getting the range of opportunities we hope for for all kids," he said slamming the system.
  • BLM flag flying alongside American flag at UVM

    09/23/2016 10:16:03 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 28 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | September 23, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski
    The University of Vermont’s Burlington campus is flying a Black Lives Matter flag alongside both the American and state flags. Several students from the school took to social media to express their support for the move, with some saying the school is “winning for this” and another noting that since the school is supportive of the movement, “we should be too.”
  • Heil Donald? Students instructed to compare Hitler to Trump

    09/23/2016 1:42:36 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 23, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Instead of parsing participles, a public high school English teacher has been using her classroom to wage an ugly propaganda campaign against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his supporters. “Basically, the only people who seem to be safe from this guy are white Christian males,” the teacher said in a classroom discussion recorded by a student. “Am I missing anything? Oh, American – white, Christian, male Americans.” The unidentified teacher at North Carolina’s Cedar Ridge High School even made students watch speeches delivered by Hitler and had them compare them to speeches that Trump had delivered, outraged parents tell...
  • California University Students Call Words ‘Crazy’ and ‘Stupid’ Hate Speech, Play in Big Ball Pit

    09/22/2016 9:09:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | September 21, 2016 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    During its “inclusive language” campaign, California State University-Northridge students lounged in a bouncy-ball pit and held forth about words that hurt their feelings in a so-called “vent tent,” Heat Street has learned after exclusively reviewing documents and video footage. CSU-Northridge’s event stretched on for an entire week, teaching students about “potentially hurtful phrases” and cautioning that “using non-inclusive language can have a negative affect on others.”
  • The Francis Effect: "Catholic" schools and sexual education [Catholic Caucus]

    09/22/2016 4:49:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 9/22/2016 | Adfero
    The Francis Effect: "Catholic" schools and sexual education A U.S. Catholic bishop has explicitly refused to allow parents to opt their kids out of a diocesan-run school’s sex-ed program deemed by parents to be “erotic” and “salacious,” calling the program a “legitimate requirement” for graduation. Instead of listening to the parents’ concerns, the bishop has cited the Vatican’s newly minted and problematic sex-ed curriculum as a way to evaluate the school’s program. In a letter dated September 2, Bishop David Choby of the Catholic Diocese of Nashville, Tennessee, told parents opposing the sex-ed program that while he “wholeheartedly support[s]” their...
  • Offended Cornell Students Freak Out After Football Coach Tweets Sombrero Picture

    09/22/2016 6:07:00 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 103 replies
    ©2016 Reason Foundation. ^ | Sep. 21, 2016 2:50 pm | Robby Soave
    Cornell University Football Coach Roy Istvan apologized to students who were offended by an image he tweeted: an image of two of his players wearing sombreros. Why were they wearing sombreros? Istvan awards the big hat to the player or players who best represented team spirit on the field after a game. This practice has displeased some members of MEChA de Cornell, a Mexican student group. "They're appropriating a culture that isn't theirs and using it as a joke," wrote one student on MEChA's Facebook page, according to Campus Reform. "It's disgusting and I'm ashamed that you can't see that."...
  • Muslim Teens Lose Appeal, Must Shake Female Teacher’s Hand

    09/22/2016 1:12:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2016 | Jason Hopkins
    It is common practice in Swiss schools that students shake their teachers’ hands at the beginning and end of each day. Two Muslim teen brothers created an uproar in April when they refused, citing their religion, to shake the hands of their female teachers. At first, school officials attempted to reach a “compromise” with Amer Salhani and his older brother by allowing them to refuse to shake any teacher's hand – be it male or female. However, this decision was met with huge backlash in Switzerland and the international community. The decision to accommodate was eventually rescinded and now the...
  • Students distribute ‘Racism Release Form’ at Goucher College

    09/22/2016 9:26:43 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 6 replies
    CollegeFix.com ^ | September 22, 2016 | Kayla Schierbecker
    "Students at Maryland’s Goucher College can save administrators a step if they want to report racism: They can report themselves."
  • CRUELTY TO BLACK STUDENTS

    09/22/2016 3:02:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 22, 2016 | Walter Williams
    Last year's college news was about demands for safe spaces, trigger warnings and bans on insensitivity. This year's college news is about black student demands for segregated campus housing and other racially segregated campus spaces and programs. I totally disagree with these calls by black students. It's a gross dereliction of duty for college administrators to cave to these demands, but I truly sympathize with the problems that many black college students face. For college administrators and leftist faculty, the actual fate of black students is not nearly so important as the good feelings they receive from a black presence...
  • More Americans heading to Germany for free college tuition

    09/19/2016 9:38:31 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 21 replies
    WFFA (abc) ^ | September 19, 2016 | Chris Sadeghi
    ARLINGTON -- During her sophomore year at Arlington High School, Lexi Vier was told she had to take a foreign language class to fulfill graduation requirements. She made a decision that now could have a significant impact on her higher education once she graduates. “I took German and fell in love with it so much,” she said. So much to the point she was elected president of the German Club. As graduation approaches, she is looking in a direction more and more Americans have considered in recent years. College in Germany. And perhaps more intriguing -- college for free. As...
  • NCAA Wants Men in Women's Restrooms & Locker Rooms

    09/20/2016 7:27:15 PM PDT · by PROCON · 55 replies
    afa.net ^ | Sep. 20, 2016 | Tim Wildmon
    This past week the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) pulled all championship events out of North Carolina for the 2016-2017 season simply because that state passed a law, known as HB 2, which requires men and women to use the restroom or locker room corresponding to the gender on their birth certificate. In essence, the North Carolina legislature said men use the men's room and ladies use the ladies room. By doing this, North Carolina was simply protecting women and children from sexual predators and voyeurs. Along with punishing North Carolina, the NCAA is forcing all potential championship host sites...
  • Public School Teachers ADMIT To Pushing LGBT Agenda in Class (VIDEO)

    09/20/2016 4:52:10 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 7 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | September 20, 2016
    (NOTE: This is an relatively old clip, but is still used in schools across America to train teachers in the art of school indoctrination. Please click the link to see the video. ) In this video, from a movie used to train teachers to be "sensitive to LGBT issues", teachers are instructed to "educate" students to support the LGBT agenda. It's only 45 seconds. Please watch this video to see an astonishing level of elitism and disregard for parents among the individuals to whom many readers entrust their children during most weekdays.
  • Trigger warning — campus politics is back

    09/19/2016 12:52:08 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 20 replies
    National Post ^ | September 19, 2016 | Kelly McParland
    It’s the start of a new year on university campuses, and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., was quick out of the gate with the latest contribution to the pandemic of gender hysteria. An initiative launched by the university’s Faculty Senate Gender Inclusivity Task Force urged faculty members to politely quiz students and colleagues on how they prefer to be addressed: as he, she, ze, zir or hir. “When introducing yourself, offer your name and pronoun,” it advised, suggesting they start off lectures with: “I am Professor Jones and I use she/her/hers pronouns. What should I call you?” It also provided...
  • Like it or not, Dr. Melissa Click’s here to stay at Gonzaga

    09/19/2016 8:54:40 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 21 replies
    Gonzaga Bulletin ^ | 9/14/2016 | Jared Brown
    As a Gonzaga student and a journalist, I am very confused about the hiring of Dr. Melissa Click to work in the communication studies department. Our mission statement says we are devoted to social justice and encouraging ethical discernment, reflective thought and leadership. So I am wondering how this decision keeps with our Catholic, Jesuit and humanistic heritage. Click is someone who attempted to stifle the coverage of protests regarding racial inequality by trying to stop professional and student journalists from spreading the news of what was happening at the University of Missouri. I question her motives and ethical discernment...
  • Trump's Marshall Plan For Inner-City Kids

    09/19/2016 3:15:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 19, 2016 | Mathew Vadum
    Eleven days ago Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gave a revolutionary speech in Cleveland about public education that should have changed the face of American politics forever. Unfortunately few people know about this compassionate blueprint for desperately needed change. That is because the Sept. 8 address came the day after Trump’s strong performance at the Commander In Chief Forum hosted by Matt Lauer. Pundits’ tongues were still wagging furiously over what happened at that event as the thought that Trump could actually win in November began to sink in.
  • Navy Requires All Sailors to Undergo Transgender Education by July 2017

    09/19/2016 1:20:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/18/16 | Katherine Rodriguez
    An all-Navy message sent out Tuesday says that all sailors will be required to undergo transgender behavioral education by July 2017. Starting Nov. 1, the training will educate sailors about the Navy’s new transgender policy that allows transgenders to serve in the military, Military.com reported. “This training will emphasize policies and expectations of personal behavior,” the message states. It is unclear what exactly is in these training sessions yet, but the Navy will soon send out messages with more information. In the meantime, leadership is putting together a commander’s tool kit that will guide training, said Lt. Jessica Anderson, a spokeswoman...
  • Detroit civil rights lawsuit attempts to assert a constitutional right to literacy

    09/18/2016 10:15:07 PM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 14, 2016 | Ryan Felton
    "It doesn’t even feel like school," said Hall, a senior at Osborn Evergreen Academy of Design and Alternative Energy. "It makes my stomach hurt just walking into the facility, knowing we're basically getting cheated – really, getting robbed – of education." ..The 133-page complaint says the state of Michigan has disinvested in education in Detroit so much that children lack fundamental access to literacy. Hall, 16, said he has friends who can't read "but it's not because they aren't smart, it's because the state has failed them".
  • Anti-Semitism Flourishes At 'Safe Space' Social Justice Conference

    09/18/2016 8:19:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    weekly standard ^ | 9/18/16 | Jenna Lifhits
    Over at The Tower, San Diego State University student Anthony Berteaux describes the experience of two Jewish undergraduates who attended the University of California's Students of Color Conference—a self-branded "safe space"—only to be met with overpowering anti-Semitism. The conference, Berteaux writes, turned out to be a breeding ground for anti-Israel rhetoric, where progressive activists devoted to fighting discrimination "whitewashed" the history of the Jewish people with "no mention of the Holocaust" and made claims that "the state of Israel pays Jews to move to Israel to join the army and kill Palestinians." "I was made to feel uncomfortable and unwanted...
  • Why You Can Expect To See More Violence In Schools This Year

    09/18/2016 10:37:50 AM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | Sep. 15, 2016 | Joy Pullmann
    Two years ago I chased down a single dad whose son attended schools in the same district as the infamous Missourian Michael Brown. Sixty-six-year-old Paul Davis, a cab driver and son of Mississippi sharecroppers, decided to pay $1,500 in rent atop his mortgage just to get his son Robert out of some of the nation’s most violent schools by establishing residency in a better school district. Davis told me about the time in fifth grade other black boys had held Robert down until he peed on himself; the time bullies stole his book bag; the many times they attacked Robert—in...
  • CNN's Sally Kohn: It's 'good' if conservatives feel unable to speak on campus

    09/17/2016 1:01:19 PM PDT · by kevcol · 154 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | September 17, 2016 | Blake Neff
    When Powers argued that speech should be protected because by itself it is never dangerous, Kohn countered by saying Powers failed to recognize her white privilege. Speech that seems harmless to middle or upper-class whites, she said, could be deeply threatening to poor and non-white communities. If somebody claims to feel certain speech is unsafe, Kohn said, they should be believed. "Feelings are valid," she said, according to Stroup. "I'm never going to argue with people's feelings." Kohn also said it's a good thing if conservatives feel unable to express their views for fear of encountering hostility from their peers...
  • Catholic Identity College Guide 2016v

    09/17/2016 5:29:23 AM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    NC Register ^ | September 10, 2016
    A look at 35 faithfully Catholic colleges and universities ... and features on the vocations such colleges bring and the renaming of a university for the Year of Mercy. Here is the complete guide from the Sept. 4, 2016, print edition. The complete list, with links to the schools: Aquinas College Augustine Institute Ave Maria University Avila Institute Belmont Abbey College Benedictine College Campion College Australia Catholic Distance University The Catholic University of America Christendom College DeSales University Divine Mercy University Donnelly College Franciscan University of Steubenville Holy Cross College International Theological Institute John Paul the Great Catholic University Pontifical...
  • Democrats Get 94 Percent Of Ivy League’s Political Donations, Study Reveals

    09/17/2016 5:17:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 5, 2016 | Ben Kew
    Almost 94 percent of donations by Ivy League university employees since 2012 have gone to Democrats, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics. The data analyzed by Campus Reform revealed that contributions to political campaigns from Ivy League employees have totaled almost $12 million since 2012. Just $1,283,151, or six percent, of the $11,688,209 in donations were given to political groups outside the Democratic Party.In this year’s election cycle, Democrats have received $3,536,424 in donations, compared to just $230,610 received by the GOP. That’s just 6.1 percent of the donations for the GOP.Harvard University has been the principal contributor to Democratic causes, with...
  • Social Justice Hypocrites (Ryan McElveen's Transgender Crusade)

    09/16/2016 5:00:15 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 2 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | September 16, 2016
    >>> To all Free Republic members who are not aware of who Ryan McElveen is, he is a leftist school board member in Fairfax County Virginia, which is in the top 10 largest school districts nationally. He is behind the Fairfax transgender policy, which allows students and teachers to use whichever locker room, bathroom, or shower they wish, based on their current "gender identity." He also attempted to push through a policy that would censor all student speech, both in and out of school, that criticizes the LGBTQAAIABCXYZ agenda. >>> Ryan McElveen has long been considered a "social justice warrior."...
  • Liberals Challenge Texas Tech’s ‘Guns Up’ Slogan

    09/16/2016 10:24:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 16, 2016 | Bob Price
    Liberal anti-gun activists took their rants to the conservative bastion of Lubbock, Texas, to challenge the “Guns Up” slogan of the Texas Tech University Red Raiders. While not taking a stand on the attempted political-correctness takeover of the University’s slogan, school officials released records showing an ongoing effort by academics and other anti-gun advocates to stop the use of the slogan and the “offensive” thumb and forefinger gesture that is used by Red Raider supporters as a symbol of school pride.
  • Mob of Yale students encircling professor and angrily demanding an apology over Halloween costumes

    09/16/2016 8:41:34 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 91 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 September 2016 | By Dailymail.com Reporter
    New videos have surfaced of a Yale professor being protested and yelled at by students for sending an email telling them to ignore people dressed in offensive or racist Halloween costumes. The fallout of the email saw Nicholas Christakis, the master of Silliman College at Yale, and his wife Erika, a faculty member, resign from their positions at the university. The new videos, which appeared on The Federalist, give a greater insight into what the students were demanding from Christakis, and his defense that cultural appropriation on Halloween is permissible. Many students in the mob of almost 100 can be...
  • Hillary Clinton’s inner Orwell comes out in CREEPY tweet about her plan for our children

    09/16/2016 7:44:39 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 121 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | September 16, 2016 | Frieda Powers
    America, Hillary Clinton wants control of your children. The Democratic presidential nominee sent a collective chill down the spine of many parents in a disturbing Twitter post on Thursday.
  • Black Lives Matter activist changes tune on police following robbery (now wants patrols!)

    09/15/2016 6:21:20 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 36 replies
    A University of Houston grad student active in the local Black Lives Matter movement is suddenly all for police patrols in his neighborhood — after he was robbed at gunpoint outside his apartment. Jerry Ford Jr., described as one the leaders of the BLM movement on campus, tells KTRK that he spotted the young man loitering outside his apartment one evening last week but thought little of it. But when he went to unlock the door, the man pulled a gun and stole Ford’s wallet and cell phone.
  • STUDENTS CONCERNED ABOUT INCREASED CRIME NEAR UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON MAIN CAMPUS

    09/15/2016 6:44:31 PM PDT · by Jeremiah2911 · 30 replies
    A University of Houston grad student was robbed at gunpoint just outside his off-campus apartment by a man he mistook as a student. Jerry Ford Jr. has fought for social justice around Houston as one of the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement. But Wednesday night, he became a victim. "The guy was standing right here just seemed like he was hanging out," Ford said. "I told him wassup. He asked me did I have a key to get in. I told him yeah I'm about to go upstairs."
  • Catholic School Leaders Ousted Amid Lesbian Court Battle

    09/15/2016 6:59:27 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 9/14/16 | Joseph Pelletier
    The archdiocese is refusing to disclose reason behind sudden removalPARAMUS, N.J. (ChurchMilitant.com) - Two administrators at a Catholic high school currently engaged in a legal battle with a lesbian teacher have been ousted without explanation. According to the archdiocese of Newark Tuesday, Pres. James P. Vail and Principal Stephanie Macaluso "are on leave from their posts" at Paramus Catholic High School effective immediately. The reasons, archdiocesan spokesman James Goodness stated, are personal, and further details would not be given. Paramus Catholic High School in northeastern New Jersey is presently fighting a lawsuit filed by Kate Drumgoole, an open lesbian fired...
  • Virginia Supreme Court to Hear Lawsuit Against Fairfax School Board

    09/15/2016 2:13:53 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 3 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | September 15, 2016
    Recently, the Virginia Supreme Court agreed to hear a lawsuit filed against FCPS by the conservative organization Liberty Counsel, which represented an anonymous FCPS student and his/her parents. The student alleges that his/her civil rights were violated by the FCPS policies that allow individuals to use restrooms, locker rooms, and showers based on their "gender identity", not their actual, physical, gender. According to the Liberty Counsel, the FCPS policy constitutes an invasion of privacy. The lawsuit was appealed from the Fairfax Circuit Court, where Judge Brett Kassabian dismissed it on procedural grounds. However, the Virginia Supreme Court disagreed with the...
  • SUNY to Stop Asking Applicants About Felony Convictions

    09/15/2016 9:09:05 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 14, 2016 | ELI ROSENBERG
    For years, the State University of New York included this query on its undergraduate application: “Have you ever been convicted of a felony?” On Wednesday, the university’s board of trustees voted to remove the question, citing the barriers it posed to some prospective students. The news that one of the largest public university systems in the country will no longer ask applicants whether they have been convicted of a felony is a step forward in a movement to remove questions about criminal histories from college applications. A 2010 study by the Center for Community Alternatives, a nonprofit group in New...
  • School District: Betsy Ross Flag Symbolizes “Hate”

    09/15/2016 5:06:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 168 replies
    Todd Starnes.com ^ | September 13, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    A Michigan school district called the historic “Betsy Ross” flag a symbol of hate and profusely apologized after students displayed the flag at a recent high school football game. “To wave a historical version of our flag, that to some symbolizes exclusion and hate, injects hostility and confusion to an event where no one intended to do so,” wrote Forest Hills Public Schools Superintendent Daniel Behm in a letter to parents. The controversy surrounding the 13-star flag erupted on Sept. 9th during a football game between predominantly white Forest Hills Central High School and predominantly black Ottawa Hills High School,...
  • NPR Station Publishes Anti-Trump Comic for Teachers, Children to Use in Class (Best. Comic. Ever.)

    09/14/2016 8:50:40 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9-13-2016 | Joel Pollak
    The comic book slide show, illustrated by Andy Warner, is part of KQED’s series “The Lowdown,” described by the station as “Connecting newsroom to classroom,” and is presented among “lesson plans and education guides” for teachers to use. The “lesson” consists of twelve panels, starting with two panels depicting the Republican presidential nominee commenting on Mexican immigrants and proposing to shut down Muslim immigration. It goes on to explain: “Some Americans find his rhetoric alarming, but it follows a long tradition of anti-immigrant public discourse.” Subsequent panels trace hostility to immigration from Benjamin Franklin in the mid-18th century, to the...
  • ACC moves its championships out of North Carolina in response to HB2

    09/14/2016 10:39:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 14, 2016 | Graham Watson
    The ACC has decided to move all of its neutral site championships from the state of North Carolina, the conference announced in a statement Wednesday. “The ACC Council of Presidents made it clear that the core values of this league are of the utmost importance, and the opposition to any form of discrimination is paramount,” commissioner John Swofford said. “Today’s decision is one of principle, and while this decision is the right one, we recognize there will be individuals and communities that are supportive of our values as well as our championship sites that will be negatively affected. Hopefully, there...
  • Rebranding Common Core

    09/14/2016 7:27:10 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 32 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 14, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The unpopularity of the Common Core educational standards is not causing its proponents to rethink it but to rebrand it. "In 2010, every state but Alaska, Nebraska, Texas, and Virginia adopted Common Core State Standards, a set of requirements for what elementary and secondary school children should know in each grade in math and English language arts," Joy Pullmann writes in the second edition of Common Core: A Bad Choice for America, published by the Heartland Institute. "Five years later, three in five Americans said they don’t know if Common Core is in their local schools." "While 25 states have...
  • Obama Administration Attacks 'Reasonableness' and 'Common Sense' in Sex Harassment Investigations

    09/14/2016 6:18:55 AM PDT · by reaganaut1
    Reason ^ | September 13, 2016 | Hans Bader
    "It is disturbing when someone defaces a house of worship in a hate crime"Someone used black spray paint to deface two exterior walls of the Friendship Baptist Church in Springtown Monday afternoon, according to the Parker County Sheriff's Office. A reward is being offered for any information that can help deputies arrest the people who spray painted graffiti on a Parker County church. According to Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler, someone used black spray paint to deface two exterior walls of the Friendship Baptist Church in Springtown Monday afternoon. Images ranging from profanity, racial slurs and demonic symbols were painted...
  • I’m Black and I’m Horrified That African-American College Students Are Choosing Segregation

    09/13/2016 11:40:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Heat Street ^ | September 10, 2016 | Kira Davis
    In 1938, Lloyd Lionel Gaines, a young black scholar from Mississippi, filed a suit against the University of Mississippi School of Law after being denied entry because he was “colored.” The Supreme Court eventually ruled that under the “separate but equal” clause Mississippi had the obligation to either admit him or establish a separate law school to accommodate people of color. Mississippi chose to do the latter. The NAACP planned to challenge the inadequacy of the school, as was their strategy against the tone-deaf “separate but equal” laws of the day. Unfortunately, Gaines never saw this suit completed: He disappeared...
  • James O'Keefe "Triggers" Columbia Student Over Trump Chalking

    09/14/2016 12:08:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    Project Veritas Action Youtube ^ | Published on Sep 13, 2016 | Project Veritas Action
    In this video, James O'Keefe and Project Veritas Action journalists "trigger" a Columbia University student while chalking for Trump. While chalking and building a mini wall, the Columbia student became overly emotional and scared. When the student continued to have a meltdown, campus security intervened and asked O'Keefe to leave. A school maintenance worker immediately washed away the Trump chalkings with a hose once O'Keefe and the PVA journalists left.
  • Texas lawmakers explore paring back free tuition for veterans' kids

    09/13/2016 5:22:45 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 13 SEPTEMBER 2016 | MATTHEW WATKINS
    (Texas Tribune) -- In 2009, when the Texas Legislature decided to offer free college tuition to the children of many veterans, the state predicted a small impact: Just over 880 beneficiaries would enroll be enrolled by 2014. That was way off. Five years later, the number of "legacy" students getting free tuition from the program known as Hazlewood was more than 21 times the original guess — 18,599 students and growing. That caused the state's universities to raise concerns that the program was costing them too much.