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  • San Jose State to charge for mandatory leftist indoctrination

    07/24/2017 5:30:05 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 9 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 7/23/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    San Jose State University is taking no chances with free-thinking freshmen and transfer students, and has mandated microaggression and diversity training with a minimum $250 price tag in its Frosh Orientation. The training is a one-day orientation on campus and focuses on videos depicting skits of microaggressions performed by student actors and encompasses areas such as culture, ethnicity, gender, race, religion and sexual orientation. No portion of the fee is optional and students must participate in every aspect of the day’s programming to be eligible to register for fall classes.
  • The Plight of the Gregory Family from Santa barbara

    07/24/2017 8:44:16 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 17 replies
    I want to share with you the tragic story of the Gregory family from Santa Barbara California. Alexander Gregory, like myself was a blogger and businessman with a family who lived in Santa Barbara. His family originally came from Long Island New York. They were also Christians and they home schooled their children, Russell, Jeffrey, Ashley and they had a baby boy named Chastin. That is where they got into trouble... First, it started with social services knocking on their door demanding to interview and "examine" their children, then it came to .the police, they forced their children to face...
  • Transgender students create toxic and hostile PC environment, Prof quits

    07/22/2017 5:25:40 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 85 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 7/21/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    Should a transgender college student be expected to sit through a college level art course without being “triggered”?   An art professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has resigned after being vilified by LGBT students in what he describes as a toxic and hostile politically correct environment. Professor Michael Bonesteel, an art critic, author, and specialist in the history of comics and the history of outsider art, resigned after 14 years with SAIC when his hours were cut and his healthcare was lost in response to accusations of racism and homophobia when two transgender students...
  • College official: Drop algebra requirement because minorities keep failing it

    07/22/2017 5:15:30 PM PDT · by grundle · 209 replies
    College Fix ^ | July 21 2017
    The chancellor of the California community college system has stated that institutions’ algebra requirements are “the biggest barrier” for “underemployed or unemployed Americans,” and as such is … a civil rights issue. According to NPR, Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley is “among a growing number of educators who view intermediate algebra as an obstacle to students obtaining their credentials — particularly in fields that require no higher level math skills.” In an interview with the chancellor, NPR’s Robert Siegel pointed out the low graduation rate in the community college system (48% for an associate’s degree), and then asked Oakley if ditching...
  • Firing queer, black LGBTQ director for racist tweets was “act of violence”

    07/21/2017 7:28:26 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 10 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 7/20/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    Claremont College fired its new director for the Queer Resource Center within days of his employment for controversial tweets, and now “student affairs professionals” are crawling out of the woodwork to condemn his termination as “an act of violence.” Dr. Jonathan Higgins was initially welcomed aboard with a warm reception – divisive tweets and all, by those doing the hiring – and was introduced as “a motivational speaker dedicated to empowering all LGBTQ students with an emphasis on students of color,” by a dean at a cluster college. However, within 72 hours of his employment, his tweets had made the...
  • Education minister says evolution is out, concept of jihad is in new curriculum in Turkey

    07/20/2017 5:38:35 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 20 replies
    TurkishMinute ^ | 07/18/2017 | na
    Turkish Education Minister İsmet Yılmaz has said a new national school curriculum will exclude evolution theory but will include the concept of jihad, or holy war, as part of Islamic law in textbooks. Speaking during a press conference to introduce the new school curriculum in Ankara on Tuesday, Yılmaz said: “Jihad is an element in our religion; it is in our religion… The duty of the Education Ministry is to teach every deserving concept correctly. It is also our job to correct things that are wrongly perceived, seen or taught.” {..snip..}
  • No wonder young Americans feel so important, when half of them finish high school as A students

    07/19/2017 5:54:35 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 48 replies
    Nearly half of American high school students—47%, to be exact—are graduating with grades ranging from A+ to A-, according to a study released this week. The report, coauthored by a member of the SAT-administering College Board and a doctoral student of higher education, found that while high-school students’ average GPAs have soared, SAT scores have slipped noticeably over the past decade.
  • [Moslem] Gender segregated school bus not discriminatory, Swedish Discrimination Ombudsman rules

    07/19/2017 10:54:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 19 July 2017 15:19 CEST+02:00 | Lee Roden
    A Muslim school in Sweden that separated pupils by gender on a school bus did not break anti-discrimination laws in doing so, the country’s Discrimination Ombudsman (DO) has judged. But the same could not be said about gender segregated sports lessons. Earlier this year, a documentary by Swedish broadcaster TV4 featured footage of the privately-run Al-Azhar Primary School in a Stockholm suburb, showing boys entering a bus from the front, and girls from the back. It led to criticism from politicians, including Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, and an investigation by Sweden’s Discrimination Ombudsman. The school explained that some of...
  • Teacher Calls Students Racist… She Shows Up to a Class to Find a “Decorated” Room

    07/19/2017 11:07:55 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 7/19/17 | Ben Marquis
    … a picture of the 2016 electoral college map that was hung on the board, irked that her students continued to remind her of the election’s outcome and that she lived in a red state. She appeared to point to Florida on the small map. Down the hall a few doors, another math teacher, said to be Mexican-American and who was also apparently not a fan of the president, found a “wall” blocking the doorway to her classroom. Throughout the video, the teacher repeatedly stated that she had been warning others that her students weren’t simply “rowdy,” but were disrespectful...
  • Hasidic school faced with closure for not teaching LGBT

    07/16/2017 11:25:23 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 14 July 2017 | David Sedley
    An ultra-Orthodox girls’ elementary school in London may be forced to close after failing to meet government standards because it does not teach about homosexuality and transgender issues. The Vishnitz Girls School, a private elementary school in the London suburb of Stamford Hill, failed three consecutive inspections from UK’s Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) according to a report released last month. Although the school received a positive review in almost every area, it failed the inspection because “they do not teach pupils about all the protected characteristics, particularly those relating to gender re-assignment and sexual...
  • Stop Telling Students Free Speech Is Traumatizing Them

    07/18/2017 2:54:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | July 18, 2017 | Jesse Singal
    One fairly common idea that pops up again and again during the endless national conversation about college campuses, free speech, and political correctness is the notion that certain forms of speech do such psychological harm to students that administrators have an obligation to eradicate them — or, failing that, that students have an obligation to step in and do so themselves (as has happened during recent, high-profile episodes involving Charles Murray and Milo Yiannopoulos, which turned violent). Such claims of harm — often summed up as “speech is violence” — aren’t typically invoked in response to actual Nazis, or anything...
  • Black NYU librarian complains of “race fatigue” dealing with whites

    07/18/2017 5:13:24 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 94 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 7/18/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    A librarian at New York University suffered “serious race fatigue” at Chicago’s American Library Association (ALA) last month, experiencing “mounting anger and frustration” after having hit her limit of dealing with white people. April Hathcock, scholarly communication librarian at NYU, summed up her experience at the ALA in her blog as nothing short of a sea of excruciating whiteness. “Five straight days of being tone-policed and condescended to and ‘splained to” by an “88 percent white” profession, she wrote. “Five days of mounting anger and frustration that you struggle to keep below the surface because you can’t be the ‘angry...
  • An overdose, a young companion, drug-fueled parties: The secret life of USC med school dean

    07/18/2017 6:39:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 7/17/2017 | Paul Pringle, Harriet Ryan, Adam Elmahrek, Matt Hamilton and Sarah Parvini
    In USC’s lecture halls, labs and executive offices, Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito was a towering figure. The dean of the Keck School of Medicine was a renowned eye surgeon whose skill in the operating room was matched by a gift for attracting money and talent to the university. There was another side to the Harvard-educated physician. During his tenure as dean, Puliafito kept company with a circle of criminals and drug users who said he used methamphetamine and other drugs with them, a Los Angeles Times investigation found. Puliafito, 66, and these much younger acquaintances captured their exploits in photos...
  • Skool of Rocks

    07/18/2017 5:05:44 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-18-17 | MOTUS
    In today’s edition of “What’s Wrong With America?” we focus on education. Nearly half of all U.S. students graduate with an “A” average.  That’s right: Nearly half of America’s Class of 2016 are A students. Meanwhile, their average SAT score fell from 1,026 to 1,002 on a 1,600-point scale — suggesting that those A's on report cards might be fool's gold. – USA Today That’s up from 38% in 1998. At this rate 100% of the progeny of Gen Z should be A students. All dumber than a box of rocks. So maybe they’ll be able to figure out how to...
  • As Paperwork Goes Missing, Billions in Private Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Away

    07/17/2017 4:46:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 77 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | STACY COWLEY, JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG
    Tens of thousands of people who took out private loans to pay for college but have not been able to keep up payments may get their debts wiped away because critical paperwork is missing. The troubled loans, which total at least $5 billion, are at the center of a protracted legal dispute between the student borrowers and a group of creditors who have aggressively pursued them in court after they fell behind on payments. Judges have already dismissed dozens of lawsuits against former students, essentially wiping out their debt, because documents proving who owns the loans are missing. A review...
  • Mac User has to buy a PC - need advice

    07/17/2017 9:04:12 AM PDT · by jacquej · 92 replies
    grandma joy | July 17 2017 | jacquej
    My grandson has been accepted into the Business School at the University of Michigan, and we are all happy for him. Here is the dilemma. They strongly advise that all incoming student have a PC, not a Mac. Since we are all Mac users from way back, we do not know enough about PCs to make an intelligent purchase. We do know that Macs can run PC software partitioned, but it seems that there are some software programs that do not run well on partitioned Macs (proprietary, maybe?) So can you all offer to help, without turning it into a...
  • Struggling College Splurges On $306 MILLION DORM

    07/15/2017 6:26:31 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 45 replies
    Bethune-Cookman University, a struggling historically black school on Florida’s Atlantic coast, will end up shelling out $306 million for a residence hall which opened on campus in 2016. The private school will foot the $306 million cost for the 1,200-bed dormitory by paying monthly installments over 40 years to a real estate company called TG Quantum, reports The Daytona Beach News-Journal. For perspective, the $306 million cost of the dorm is a few million more than the entire annual gross-domestic product of the island nation of Palau. The monthly installments — which amount to a complex leasing arrangement — start...
  • Profs blame conservative media for GOP’s dismal view of academia

    07/14/2017 9:53:13 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 48 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 7/14/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    University professors are not taking kindly to the latest Pew Research poll numbers showing Republican-leaning voters have an unreceptive view of academia, and some are pointing the finger of blame at conservative media. The June 2017 Pew survey showed 58 percent of right-leaning voters reported higher education has a negative impact on the country. Only 36 percent of Republicans polled held a favorable view – a hefty double-digit loss from the 54 percent favorability polled just two years ago.
  • Left-wing Indoctrination in the Schools: It’s Worse Than You Think

    07/14/2017 7:43:31 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 38 replies
    Powerline ^ | July 13,2017 | John Hinderaker
    Not many things shock me, but I confess that I have been shocked by what I have learned about the Edina public school system. Indoctrination in left-wing politics begins in elementary school, where children are taught the pernicious doctrine of “white privilege.” In Edina, not even bus drivers are exempt: they, too, are required to take political re-education classes. Here are excerpts from some of the communications we have gotten from Edina parents and students. There are lots more at the links. This one is from a student: The day after the election I was texting my mom to pick...
  • Expanded ‘forever’ GI Bill poised for quick action in Congress

    07/13/2017 8:36:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | July 13, 2017 | Nikki Wentling
    House lawmakers will introduce legislation Thursday to secure college aid for reservists and reimburse veterans whose schools unexpectedly close, as well as do away with a 15-year time limit for veterans to use education benefits – changes that together create the largest expansion of veterans’ education benefits since the Post-9/11 GI Bill was created nearly a decade ago. The legislation represents an initial deal reached between House Republicans and Democrats, encouraged by veterans organizations that acted behind-the-scenes the past several weeks to reignite support for it. Details were obtained by Stars and Stripes ahead of the Thursday rollout. Ending the...