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  • Education Secretary DeVos criticized teachers at DC school she visited - and they are not having it

    02/18/2017 6:45:43 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 18, 2017 | Emma Brown
    Newly minted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had a hard time getting inside the District of Columbia's Jefferson Middle School Academy last week when protesters briefly blocked her from entering. But at the end of her visit -- her first to a public school since taking office -- she stood on Jefferson's front steps and pronounced it "awesome." A few days later, she seemed less enamored. The teachers at Jefferson were sincere, genuine and dedicated, she said; they seemed to be in "receive mode."
  • Beating Milo: How Berkeley Defeated the Alt-Right’s Biggest Troll (They think they won!)

    02/07/2017 11:54:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    It's Going Down ^ | February 7, 2017 | Anonymous Contributor
    If you were involved last night, thank you. I’ve never felt safer on campus than I did when you walked in! It felt so affirming for someone to stand up against misogyny on a campus that blames rape victims not perpetrators, and protects sexual harassers. If the antifas hadn’t come, Milo would have endangered my undocumented students, so I am so grateful! – PhD candidate / Graduate Instructor at UC Berkeley (name withheld) ****** On February 1, Milo Yiannopoulos was invited by the Berkeley College Republicans (BCR) to perform in UC Berkeley’s Pauley Ballroom at 8pm. Since December 2016, hundreds...
  • UC Police ask community for help with Milo Yiannopoulos protest investigation (with photos)

    02/17/2017 6:47:57 PM PST · by SSS Two · 31 replies
    Berkeleyside ^ | Feb. 17, 2017, 12:23 p.m. | Tracey Taylor
    The UC Police Department is asking the community for help with its investigation into the Feb. 1 protest on campus triggered by the slated appearance of far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos. The protest, which began peacefully, turned violent when it was disrupted by 100-150 mostly black-clad agitators. An estimated $600,000 worth of damage was done on campus and in downtown Berkeley, and several people sustained injuries. In an alert sent out Friday morning, UCPD published photos of 21 individual protesters it believes are suspects, as well as four photos of groups of people (view photos). It is asking that the community...
  • U of WI-Madison student government demands ‘reparations’ in form of free tuition for black students

    02/16/2017 5:23:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 16, 2017 | John Sexton
    The student government at the University of Wisconsin-Madison adopted a resolution Wednesday demanding the school offer “reparations” in the form of free tuition plus room and board to black students. The student resolution also says SAT scores are being used to uphold white supremacy. From the Associated Press: The Associated Students of Madison said in a resolution that students from suburban high schools are overrepresented and that the consideration of ACT and SAT scores in applications restricts opportunities for the poor and thus upholds “white supremacy.” Race relations have been a contentious issue at the Wisconsin’s flagship campus for months...
  • College club clubs Trump effigy at recruitment fair

    02/16/2017 3:16:00 PM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 24 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 2.16.2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    A feminist organization at a Minnesota college recently invited students to batter a Donald Trump effigy during a school-wide recruitment fair. The Gustavus Adolphus College “Womyn’s Awareness Center” (the misspelling is intentional) erected an effigy of President Trump alongside its recruitment table Wednesday, encouraging passers-by to unleash their political anger on a replica of the new president.
  • Teacher: I Lost $100 Bet Because Trump Wasn't Shot

    02/16/2017 5:19:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    I received a rather disturbing report of yet another case of Trump Derangement Syndrome -- this time from a high school in Camarillo, California. Jane Germaine said her son's English teacher at Rancho Campana High School told the class that she lost a $100 bet because President Donald Trump had not been shot on Inauguration Day. Mrs. Germaine tells me the teacher's remarks were troubling. "A public school teacher using classroom time to share with students how she lost a bet because the president was not shot on Inauguration Day is beyond reprehensible to me and I do not...
  • Schools Funded By Gates and Zuckerberg Ordered Closed In Uganda

    11/26/2016 4:48:09 PM PST · by HonkyTonkMan · 30 replies
    Slashdot ^ | 26-Nov | EditorDavid
    Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are two investors in Bridge International Academies. But in Uganda, the group's 63 schools have been "ordered to shut down in a matter of weeks, leaving the lives of thousands of pupils in limbo." An anonymous reader quotes CNN: Uganda's High Court has described the Bridge International Academies...as unsanitary and unqualified, and has ordered it to close its doors in December because it ignored Uganda's national standards and put the "life and safety" of its 12,000 young students on the line. The Director of Education Standards for the Ministry, Huzaifa Mutazindwa, told CNN that the...
  • Video: Bangor teachers, staff play game of 'marry, kill' about students

    02/15/2017 7:25:09 AM PST · by Elvina · 46 replies
    WZZM ABC 13 ^ | 2/14/17 | Andrew Krietz
    BANGOR, MICH. - A video showing a group of Bangor teachers and staff making inappropriate comments about students prompted a school secretary to resign. The commentary, heard in a six-minute video posted Monday, Feb. 13, to YouTube, shows a group of adults sitting around a table at the Bangor Tavern Bar and Grill. Such comments from seven involved Bangor Public Schools faculty include ratings of who they'd have sex with, marry, or kill.
  • Video shows Bangor teacher duct taping student in class

    02/15/2017 7:21:02 AM PST · by Elvina · 15 replies
    WWMT News Channel 3 ^ | 2/14/17 | Mike Krafcik
    BANGOR, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – More controversy is hitting the Bangor school system. On the same day two teachers resigned after video of school employees making inappropriate comments about students went viral, new video has surfaced of a Bangor High School teacher duct taping a student in class and there is now a criminal investigation underway. The school system confirmed that a teacher resigned Tuesday after admitting to duct taping a 16-year-old student in his desk. Police say the boy felt embarrassed and wants the teacher to be prosecuted. The video, taken by a student, shows the Bangor High School...
  • Exclusive – KY Rep. Massie on Bill to Abolish Education Department: ‘..President..Would..Sign It’

    02/14/2017 7:43:11 PM PST · by Rockitz · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 14 Feb 2017 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Kentucky U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie says his bill that would abolish the federal Department of Education should be taken seriously because the interest it has generated means the measure could ultimately end up on President Donald Trump’s desk. “I think the reason people have to take this bill seriously now, is because, for the first time since Ronald Reagan, we have a president in the White House who would conceivably sign this bill,” he explains in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News. Massie, who introduced his bill to abolish the federal education department on February 7, says he and many...
  • A Brief and Appalling History of the Department of Education

    02/14/2017 11:27:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Michael S. Goldstein
    Congratulations to Secretary DeVos. She will now roll up her sleeves and work to ensure that our children receive the education they deserve, and not the education they have been receiving for a long, long time. We know that she wants to begin by devolving a good portion of the responsibility for education from the federal bureaucracy to the states. As noted by E. Jeffrey Ludwig in American Thinker on February 9, 2017, "Federalism in the area of education with its restored respect for state authority is the key to change and progress." But this will just be a start,...
  • Tucker vs. Berkeley Protestor: Yiannopoulos A Fascist, Must Be Stopped "By Any Means Necessary"

    02/13/2017 9:08:02 PM PST · by poinq · 87 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/13/17 | Tucker Carlson
    Tucker vs. Berkeley Protestor: Yiannopoulos A Fascist, Must Be Stopped "By Any Means Necessary" http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/02/13/tucker_carlson_vs_berkeley_protestor_milo_yiannopoulos_a_fascist_must_be_stopped_by_any_means_necessary.html
  • School Choice Keeps The Peace

    02/13/2017 7:59:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2017 | Jeff Jacoby
    PUBLIC SCHOOLS are commonly described as engines of democracy and citizenship, and a bulwark against social strife. Which makes the Democrats' bitter and unremitting campaign against Betsy DeVos all the more ironic. Protesters gathered outside a public middle school in Washington, D.C., to block Education Secretary Betsy DeVos from entering. DeVos, the next secretary of education, is a billionaire who has for years channeled her money and energy into the cause of education reform, especially for the underprivileged. Yet her nomination drove the left to a frenzy of opposition evoked by no other Cabinet nominee. The confirmation of the new...
  • Evacuation ongoing amid active threat at Leadville's Colorado Mountain College

    02/13/2017 9:45:57 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 44 replies
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | February 13, 2017
    LEADVILLE, Colo. — Warnings went out to students of the small Colorado Mountain College campus in Leadville on Monday warning of an active threat.
  • View: Trump's school voucher system answer to India's educational woes?

    02/12/2017 9:08:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The EEconomic Times ^ | February 11, 2017 | Amit Varma
    --snip-- Government schools are guaranteed their funding, and their teachers, who are paid many times what teachers in budget private schools get, are more or less tenured. They have no reason to aim for excellence and try to provide quality education....
  • No Thug Left Behind

    02/12/2017 2:09:22 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2017 | By Katherine Kersten
    In the Obama years, America’s public education system embarked on a vast social experiment that threatened to turn schools into educational free-fire zones. The campaign—carried out in the name of “racial equity”—sought to reduce dramatically the suspension rate of black students, who get referred for discipline at much higher rates than other students. From the top down, the U.S. Department of Education drove the effort; from the bottom up, local educational bureaucrats have supported and implemented it. “Racial equity” has become the all-purpose justification for dubious educational policies. Equity proponents view “disparate impact”—when the same policies yield different outcomes among...
  • Principal Says Trump is Worse than 9-11 Terrorist Attacks

    02/11/2017 6:20:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    The principal of a fancy New York City private school says the election of President Trump is worse than the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.Steve Nelson, principal of The Calhoun School, fired off a hate-filled email to parents blasting the president. He also said Trump's election would be more devastating than Vietnam, Watergate and the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Junior.Click here to get your copy of Todd’s new book – “The Deplorables’ Guide to Making America Great Again!” Liberals say it is truly deplorable!“I walked the complex inner-city streets of Cleveland during the racial unrest of the...
  • Stop Devos Protestors Physically Block Her Vehicle

    02/10/2017 11:20:14 AM PST · by Trumpnation · 54 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2-10-17 | JR
    2/10/17: Black Lives Matter protesters physically block Betsy DeVos from entering DC's Jefferson Middle School Academy . The crowd chanted “Stop DeVos and build black futures” as they surrounded the vehicle. This scum is really starting to piss me off. We need to meet them out of in the streets and stop their asses.
  • Defiant Ed Sec. Slips Past Angry Mob: ‘No School Door in America Will Be Blocked’

    02/10/2017 7:41:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 10, 2017 | 5:41 PM EST | Craig Bannister
    With the aid of D.C. School and U.S. Education Department staff, Education Sec. Betsy DeVos eluded screaming protesters blocking the door of a D.C. public school where she was scheduled to meet with education advocates on Friday. […] After the meeting, DeVos issued a defiant statement, saying she won’t let protesters keep her from doing her job of improving the U.S. educational system: “I will not be deterred in executing the vital mission of the Department of Education. No school door in America will be blocked from those seeking to help our nation’s school children.” …
  • Are the Dems using School System Databases to directly recruit students?

    02/10/2017 6:00:04 PM PST · by Right-wing Librarian · 17 replies
    TruNews ^ | February 10, 2017 | Rick Wiles
    Parent reports her young child directly contacted by non-school groups (via school's student email address) inviting them to join and learn how to become an activist ("It's fun") and "protect themselves" against Donald Trump. Program is entitled: "Rick Wiles, Japan Relocates Jobs to America to Flee Fukushima Meltdown". She calls in and describes how they are doing it. Listen beginning at the 1:06:29 marker.
  • Protesters block newly-installed education secretary Betsy DeVos from entering......

    02/10/2017 1:22:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 10, 2017 | Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Protesters block newly-installed education secretary Betsy DeVos from entering the first school she tries to visit, forcing her to sneak in via a side entrance New Education Secretary Betsy DeVos got turned away and blocked physically as she tried to make her first visit to a public school Friday. DeVos, whose nomination only cleared the Senate after Vice President Mike Pence broke a tie following a contentious process, was greeted by parents, retired teachers, and a small band of aggressive protesters as she visited a middle school in southwest Washington. She ultimately made it inside, but not before...
  • "He drew his first picture today. I'm so proud." (a liberal speaks)

    02/10/2017 11:51:42 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 24 replies
  • Entire Homeschooling Family Kidnapped by the State

    02/10/2017 10:24:07 AM PST · by Sopater · 30 replies
    FEE ^ | February 10, 2017 | Brittany Hunter
    Raising children is no walk in the park, but it’s even more difficult when the state dictates what you can and cannot do with your own family. Kiarre Harris is a devoted single mother, trying her hardest to provide her children with the best possible upbringing.Government schooling has been failing children for years.After growing concerned that her children were not receiving an adequate education from the Buffalo public school system in New York State, she made the decision to pull her kids out of their school."I felt that the district was failing my children,” Harris reported.Harris’ feelings are not uncommon...
  • How to lie about Betsy DeVos

    02/09/2017 5:38:44 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/09/17 | David Hogberg
    A lot of people aren't telling the truth about the new Secretary of Education It would be easy to say that the lies about Betsy DeVos were ineffective since she was confirmed, but the confirmation vote was too close for comfort. The lies had enough heft to cause two Republican defections, Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-NEA) and Susan Collins (R-NEA). Typical of the lies spread about DeVos is Allie Gross’s “Out of Options” article at Vice News.
  • Why the US needs Betsy DeVos

    02/09/2017 7:57:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/09/2017 | By E. Jeffrey Ludwig
    <p>Betsy DeVos's nomination to become secretary of education was a squeaker. It made history by being the first confirmation to be put through because of a tie-breaking vote in the U.S. Senate by the vice president.</p> <p>The closeness of the vote shows the importance of DeVos's selection. We have a government running out of control in terms of its attempt, beginning with the No Child Left Behind Act in the Bush administration and continuing with national standards falsely labeled under Common Core as "State Standards" (CCSS), to do an unprecedented end run around the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which gives control of education to the states. Even before No Child Left Behind, we had Outcomes Based Education, where the Department of Education "incentivized" methodologies and goals instead of leaving those determinations wholly to the states.</p>
  • Goodwin: The Democratic Party Has Lost Its Mind — And Its Soul

    02/08/2017 9:58:57 AM PST · by mandaladon · 26 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 8 Feb 2017 | Michael Goodwin
    History was made Tuesday when Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate to confirm Betsy DeVos as secretary of education. But the necessity of Pence’s vote reflected another kind of history, too: The decision by all Senate Democrats to reject DeVos marked a new low for the flailing party. Democrats claim to stand for the poor, immigrants and nonwhites. Yet given a chance to actually support someone who is dedicated to improving education for all America’s children, especially those trapped in urban failing schools, the Dems’ said no, hell no. Joined by two Republicans, they stood...
  • DeVos Backlash Sees Parents Threatening to Homeschool Kids

    02/09/2017 6:22:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    NBC News ^ | 02/09/2017 | by JON SCHUPPE
    Among the initial opposition to Betsy DeVos' confirmation this week as education secretary were calls on social media by parents, including liberals, to start homeschooling their children. That reaction to DeVos — a billionaire school-choice advocate who has never worked, attended or sent her kids to a public school — reflects how polarizing her nomination was. It also comes layered with paradox. That's because DeVos, whom the Senate confirmed Tuesday to head the Education Department, is herself a big proponent of homeschooling. In a 2013 interview with Philanthropy magazine, DeVos, who has invested in private and charter schools and is...
  • OH THE IRONY! ARE LEFTISTS SERIOUSLY THREATENING TO HOMESCHOOL THEIR KIDS IN PROTESTS OF BETSY ..

    02/07/2017 7:52:40 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 74 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 02/07/2017 | Maria Jeffrey
    In a tizzy after Betsy DeVos was confirmed as President Trump’s Sec. of Education, liberals on Twitter started considering the merits of homeschooling for the first time. The irony of invoking the freedom to choose where their kids go to school as a way to protest a pro-school choice Sec. of Education seemed lost on them. {..snip..}
  • 'Snowflakes' pose real threat, author warns

    02/08/2017 8:17:35 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 2/8/2017 | unknown
    The left-wing students who riot on campus, declaring they are offended on behalf of their racial, religious or gender identity, have become a cliché already. Americans around the country note that they seemingly spend more time destroying property than studying, and many, especially conservatives, smirk at the delicate, overly emotional students, derisively called “snowflakes.” But what is an avalanche but a lot of “snowflakes” moving in the same direction, and Scott Greer, author of the new book “No Campus For White Men,” argues it is a dangerous mistake for conservatives to dismiss them. After all, they’re winning. “Identity politics really...
  • GOP lawmaker proposes abolishing Department of Education

    02/07/2017 11:29:34 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 7, 2017 | Cristina Marcos
    On the same day the Senate confirmed President Trump’s secretary of Education pick by a historically narrow margin, a House Republican introduced legislation to abolish the entire department Betsy DeVos will lead. Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie’s bill is only a page long, after merely stating the Department of Education would terminate on Dec. 31, 2018. Massie believes that policymakers at the state and local levels should be responsible for education policy, instead of a federal agency that’s been in place since 1980. "Unelected bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. should not be in charge of our children's intellectual and moral development. States...
  • 6th graders attack classmate wearing MAGA hat, school suspends Trump supporter [w/video]

    02/07/2017 5:21:38 PM PST · by Hadean · 56 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 02/06/17 | Ryan Girdusky
    It’s normal for kids to get into scuffles and arguments, but not over politics. That’s what happened at a middle school in Chesterfield, Missouri when one sixth grader was attacked for wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat, and his classmates recorded the assault. KMOV reported on Friday that the 12-year old was taunted, screamed at, and ultimately attacked by classmates for supporting the President. “You wanna build a wall, you wanna build a f****ing wall,” one student screamed at his classmate wearing the MAGA hat. Making matters worse, the school saw the videotape and suspended the sixth grader for defending...
  • Union Honcho’s Salary Enough to Pay 10 Teachers [AFT Thug Weingarten]

    02/07/2017 1:45:59 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 10/2/14 | Bill McMorris
    American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten is paid 10 times as much money as the average teacher, according to new federal labor filings. Weingarten earned nearly $560,000 in total compensation during the 2013-2014 school year, according to Department of Labor filings.That figure includes a total salary of $375,174 for the year, as well as more than $180,000 in additional benefits and expenses. The $50,300 she collected in “allowances disbursed,” which cover unnamed perks indirectly related to business, was just $6,000 less than the average teacher earned for the 2012-2013...
  • Immigrant students seek access to state financial aid

    02/07/2017 11:33:15 AM PST · by Puppage · 19 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 2/7/2017 | AP
    <p>HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — College students without legal immigration status are asking Connecticut lawmakers to give them access to some financial aid.</p> <p>Connecticut already allows those students to pay in-state tuition as long as they have spent at least two years at a state high school.</p>
  • Betsy Devos Seated As Education Secretary

    02/07/2017 9:36:42 AM PST · by Boomer · 14 replies
    Heard on FNC ^ | 2.7.17 | Self
    Winning and historic with VP Pence casting tie breaking vote. Now let's get that public school swamp cleaned up and stop the brain washing and indoctrination of the kids.
  • The Resistance to the Trump-DeVos agenda is here to stay

    02/07/2017 10:27:17 AM PST · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    youtube ^ | Feb 7, 2017 | NEA President Lily Eskelsen García
    NEA President Lily Eskelsen García thanks parents, students, and education activists for their relentless efforts to stop the hostile takeover of our public schools by Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration.
  • Senate narrowly confirms Betsy DeVos as education secretary

    02/07/2017 10:35:38 AM PST · by detective · 78 replies
    MSN News ^ | February 07, 2017 | Emma Brown
    The Senate narrowly confirmed Betsy DeVos as education secretary on Tuesday, with Vice President Pence casting a historic tiebreaking vote after senators deadlocked over her fitness for the job. The entire Democratic caucus of 48 senators voted against DeVos, as did two Republicans, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine, who said they did not think that DeVos was qualified for the job. The remaining 50 Republicans voted for DeVos, setting up a 50-50 tie that Pence broke with his vote at about 12:30 p.m. It marked the first time that a vice president’s tiebreaking vote was needed...
  • Breaking: Betsy DeVos wins confirmation on Mike Pence’s vote

    02/07/2017 10:09:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/07/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    For the first time in US history, a sitting vice president cast the deciding vote on a Cabinet official’s confirmation. Just a few moments ago, Mike Pence cast his vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, breaking the expected 50-50 tie.Pence made sure he arrived in plenty of time to cast the vote for DeVos, and CBS News was on scene to catch the moment: MOMENTS AGO: VP Pence arrives on Capitol Hill ahead of Betsy DeVos nomination vote, where he may cast tie-breaking ballot pic.twitter.com/aG5QHvYpwS— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 7, 2017 It’s hardly the first time...
  • Senate confirms DeVos with tie-breaking vote by Pence

    02/07/2017 9:34:30 AM PST · by conservativepoet · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/7/2017 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Betsy DeVos to lead the Department of Education by the slimmest of margins, capping off a rocky, high-stakes fight for President Trump's pick.
  • Boy Severely Beaten at Suburban Middle School by Another Student

    02/07/2017 8:08:53 AM PST · by South Hawthorne · 78 replies
    NBC 5 Chicago ^ | Feb 6, 2017 | NBC Chicago Story Monkey
    A 12-year-old boy was in a coma over the weekend after being severely beaten by another student at a northwest suburban middle school Friday. Kenyon Woods Middle School Principal Lisa Olsem said the young boy was “assaulted by another student” just before noon. He suffered severe injuries and was taken to Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin before being transferred to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. {SNIP} At the Elgin school district meeting Monday night, the student board member wore green, a symbol officials say is meant to represent hope. Others throughout the district wore the color in...
  • Buffalo mother arrested after homeschooling children

    02/07/2017 7:31:27 AM PST · by bryan999 · 49 replies
    BUFFALO, N.Y. – A Buffalo mother who withdrew her children from public schools to homeschool them now faces child neglect charges, and her children have been removed from her custody. Single mother Kiarre Harris filed all of the required paperwork with Buffalo City Hall to remove her children from Buffalo Public Schools in early December over concerns about the school system. She also filed the individualized educational program to homeschool her elementary school kids, which she did for several weeks, WKBW reports. “I felt like the system was failing my children and that’s when I made the decision to homeschool,”...
  • Educational Hegemony Believes Capitalism is the Problem

    02/07/2017 7:25:43 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-7-2017 | MOTUS
    Today’s post will be quite short because a) we arrived back at our Park City bunker very late late last night: 12:30 AM local time, 2:30 AM from whence we came, and 2) when we got here the house was 43 degrees as the furnace had quit working at some point in the last 10 days. So I’m cold, I’m tired, and I’m extremely cranky; you really don’t want to interact with me right now.Instead I ask you to contemplate how badly the country needs somebody like Betsy DeVos in charge of public education when you consider the ramifications of...
  • Campus Conservative Group Rejected Because It Makes Liberal Students Feel ‘Unsafe’

    02/06/2017 7:12:22 PM PST · by markomalley · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/6/17 | Eric Owens
    The student senate at Santa Clara University rejected a petition to form a campus chapter of Turning Points USA, a conservative activism group, because opponents of the group complained that its presence would make them feel “unsafe” — and because of the “mood” on campus since Donald Trump was elected president.A full-time school employee also primed Santa Clara student senators with a lengthy PowerPoint presentation associating Turning Points USA with vile, fringe white supremacist groups.The rejection occurred on Thursday night during a meeting of the Associated Student Government at the Jesuit bastion in the thick of Silicon Valley.
  • Berkeley Republicans 'Doxxed,' Harassed After Protest

    02/06/2017 6:35:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 2/6 | Gillian Edevane
    Members and people with loose affiliations to the group have had their contact information stolen.Members of the student group that invited alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos to UC Berkeley say they have been physically assaulted and targeted online in the days since Wednesday’s fiery protests. “We’re probably the most harassed group on campus right now,” said Naweed Tahmas, a member of the Berkeley College Republicans. He noted that the club needed a security detail for a meeting last Thursday, a sign that tensions between the group and the area's liberal-leaning majority may have hit an apex. “I’ve been spit on, my...
  • Putting the Pieces in Place for School Choice

    02/06/2017 6:00:01 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/3/2017 | Ben DeGrow
    The seventh edition of National School Choice Week has arrived. This year brings the largest organized effort yet to shine “a positive spotlight on effective education options for every child.” Nationally, there are more than 21,000 events planned — 730 of them in Michigan alone, including a major Detroit celebration on Friday featuring the passionate, charismatic educator, Dr. Steve Perry. The week is a time to reflect on the big picture of educational choice, including some key facets that have been highlighted within this past year: The evidence that school choice works continues to mount. Last May, the advocacy group...
  • School Suspends 12-Year-Old Boy Attacked on Bus for Wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ Hat

    02/06/2017 8:11:24 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Katherine Rodriguez
    A 12-year-old boy in Missouri was attacked on a school bus by his peers for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat—and was suspended from school as a result. A cellphone video of the incident shows Gavin Cortina of St. Louis being bullied physically and verbally by his peers for expressing his political beliefs on a hat Wednesday, the Daily Mail reports. “You want to build a wall?” one student yells in the clip. “You want to build a f—king wall?” Things escalated quickly after that, according to Gavin. “At one point, he just got so frustrated he pushed me,”...
  • Our Dying Universities

    02/06/2017 8:25:53 AM PST · by Salvation · 25 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-05-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Our Dying Universities Msgr. Charles Pope • February 5, 2017 • The last vestiges of the once impressive institution known as the “university” are disappearing as our culture continues to crumble. Perhaps it is poetic justice, since the universities themselves have been a central cause of the cultural collapse that is burying them.The recent riots at the University of California at Berkeley and on other campuses are the result of a decades-long process that has increasingly sought to silence opinions or facts that are at odds with liberalism. Most universities have become indoctrination centers that tolerate little if any...
  • The Reason For Intolerance Against The Right

    02/05/2017 10:24:20 PM PST · by PingPongChampion · 37 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | February 1st, 2017 | Liberty 3-5000
    Things are bad. And they seem to be getting progressively worse. Right-wing speakers are being shouted down and cancelled on university campuses, men’s rights student groups are being denied funding, and anyone who expresses any view that runs contrary to the hard left’s dogmatism runs the risk of being reported to the Human Rights Commission, doxed, or worse- losing their job or professional license due to pressure from activists. Not only is the ‘free marketplace of ideas’ a bygone of the past, but the political right is being silenced and subsequently decimated. But where is all this coming from? The...
  • Bernie Sanders turns to ‘sexist’ demeaning attacks against Betsy DeVos

    02/04/2017 3:56:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Global Dispatch ^ | February 4, 2017 | Kaye Wonderhouse
    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders asked President Trump’s education secretary candidate, Betsy DeVos, whether she would have got the job if her family had not donated $200m to the Republican party. Sanders’ demeaning question was followed with questions promoting his “free college” initiative. “My question is, and I don’t want to be rude, but do you think if you were not a multi-billionaire, if your family had not made hundreds of millions of dollars of contributions to the Republican party that you would be sitting here today?” “Senator, as a matter of fact, I do think there would be that possibility....
  • Sowell: Education at a Crossroads: Part II

    02/04/2017 12:31:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2017 | Thomas Sowell
    One of the painful realities of our time is that most public schools in most low-income, inner-city neighborhoods produce educational outcomes that are far below the outcomes in other neighborhoods, and especially in more affluent neighborhoods. Attempts to assign blame are too numerous to name, much less explore. But as someone who has, for more than 40 years, been researching those particular minority schools that have been successful, I am struck both by their success and by how varied are the ways that success has been achieved. In doing research for a 1976 article, "Patterns of Black Excellence," I discovered...
  • Sowell: Education at a Crossroads

    02/04/2017 12:22:03 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2017 | Thomas Sowell
    In just a matter of days -- perhaps next Monday -- a decision will be made in Washington affecting the futures of millions of children in low-income communities, and in the very troubled area of race relations in America. An opportunity has arisen -- belatedly -- that may not come again in this generation. That is an opportunity to greatly expand the kinds of schools that have successfully educated, to a high level, inner-city youngsters whom the great bulk of public schools fail to educate to even minimally adequate levels. What may seem on the surface to be merely a...