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  • Black student complaint about Black History Month menu gets black employees canned

    02/24/2018 12:10:39 PM PST · by bitt · 95 replies
    the college fix ^ | 2/24/2018 | dave huber
    This sort of racial damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don’t story appears every year during Black History Month: A student at New York University was aghast that a dining hall had planned to serve barbecue ribs, corn bread, collard greens, Kool-Aid, and — uh oh — watermelon-flavored water in honor of the celebration. According to The New York Times, sophomore Nia Harris, who’s black, “sought an explanation” about the menu from the head cook of Weinstein Passport Dining Hall. In an email to NYU officials (a copy of which was also posted to Facebook), Harris alleges the cook “dismissed” her concerns, saying the Kool-Aid...
  • West Virginia Teacher's Work Stoppage will Continue Through Monday

    02/23/2018 4:32:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Feb 23, 2018 | WOWK
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - The West Virginia Education Association and American Federation of Teachers leaders say the statewide work stoppage will continue. Schools across West Virginia will be closed on Monday. The AFT-West Virginia, West Virginia Education Association, and the West Virginia School Service Personnel Association released the following statement:
  • The Authorities’ Parkland Failures Get Worse and Worse

    02/23/2018 5:01:48 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    Powerline ^ | Feburary 23,2018 | John Hinderaker
    I’m normally slow to criticize law enforcement, but this is ridiculous. In addition to the FBI’s already well-publicized failure to follow up when a YouTube video producer alerted the bureau to a comment by Nikolas Cruz about wanting to be a school shooter, we have this, courtesy of Ed Driscoll of InstaPundit: “I don’t know how he got the debit card, but he did,” she said. “And he took it, and he bought all these rifles and ammunition and he posted pictures of them on the Instagram.” Another of the woman’s stunning revelations: Cruz was obsessed with ISIS. “He’s so...
  • Students in Louisiana thought this math symbol looked like a gun. Police were called

    02/23/2018 5:09:10 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 60 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | SCOTT BERSON
    A discussion among students at Oberlin High School in Oberlin, La., about a mathematical symbol led to a police investigation and a search of one of the student’s homes, according to the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office. On the afternoon of Feb. 20, detectives investigated a report of terroristic threats at the school, where they learned that a student had been completing a math problem that required drawing the square-root sign. Students in the group began commenting that the symbol, which represents a number that when multiplied by itself equals another number, looked like a gun. After several students made comments...
  • Protect Kids or Confiscate Guns?

    02/23/2018 3:18:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    In days gone by, a massacre of students like the atrocity at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School would have brought us together. But like so many atrocities before it, this mass murder is tearing us apart. The perpetrator, the sick and evil 19-year-old who killed 17 innocents with a gun is said to be contrite. Having confessed, he faces life in prison. For the next half-century, Nikolas Cruz will be fed, clothed, sheltered and medicated at the expense of Florida taxpayers, including the families of those he murdered. Cruz's punishment seems neither commensurate with his crimes nor a deterrent for...
  • More Colorado school staff registering for gun training

    02/22/2018 1:34:58 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    KRDO News ^ | Feb 15, 2018 | Scott Harrison
    Laura Carno, executive director of FASTER Colorado, who helped organize the first statewide training class last summer in Weld County, for school personnel... 48 people have registered for two three-day classes scheduled to be held in Adams County in June. There were 17 people at the debut class last year. "Dozens of school districts in Colorado already have authorized school staff to carry concealed (weapons), she said. "All we're talking about is having more armed good guys and gals on campuses to deal with (shooting) situations." FASTER, (or Faculty/Administrator Safety Training & Emergency Response), .. provide weapons and medical training....
  • In #ArmMeWith movement, teachers ask to be armed -- but not with guns

    02/23/2018 1:31:57 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | February 23, 2018 | Amanda Morris
    Teachers have taken to social media in the midst of a gun control debate following the Parkland, Florida, school shooting to push for an increase in classroom resources -- not the ability to carry guns in school. Earlier this week, President Donald Trump suggested that some teachers be armed, calling it a "great deterrent" to mass shootings on campus. Using the hashtag #ArmMeWith, teachers are proposing other resources they would rather be armed with, such as more funding, additional school counselors and smaller class sizes. Olivia Bertels, a middle school English teacher in Kansas, and Brittany Wheaton, an English teacher...
  • Some Teachers Already Have Guns

    02/23/2018 6:08:16 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 22, 2018 | Tawnell D. Hobbs and Leslie Brody
    As President Donald Trump calls for teachers to carry guns to protect children, some districts already have gun-toting teachers in schools, though the identity of those carrying weapons is kept a secret. ... School districts with armed teachers said it is an extra security measure that can provide an immediate response when a shooter is on campus. “The faster we can respond, the more of our babies that are saved,” said Christopher Burrows, superintendent in Georgetown Exempted Village Schools, a 1,060-student district in Georgetown, Ohio, where some school employees carry guns. “Those folks that are armed are part of our...
  • Teachers, staff return...after shooting [No word if David Hogg Approves!]

    02/23/2018 6:07:53 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 2/23/18 | P Burke
    Teachers and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are heading back to campus Friday, more than a week after 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at the Parkland school
  • Fla. District Faces Barrage of Legal Issues in Wake of School Massacre

    02/22/2018 8:18:21 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 55 replies
    Education Week ^ | February 22, 2018 | Mark Walsh
    The mass shooting that killed 17 students and staff members at a Florida high school thrusts the Broward County school system into a hornet's nest of legal issues including the complexities of a crime scene, the privacy of student records, and the threat of liability. And it's fueling what could become a national debate over the proper response by school and mental health professionals for those deemed at risk of violence. (Read more at the link)
  • Democracy v. Republic

    02/22/2018 8:09:29 PM PST · by huckfillary · 26 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | February 22, 2018 | Artful Dilettante
    I've had it with pundits, politicians, and people who should know better that continuously refer to our country as a democracy. The latest such reference was by renowned political commentator Thomas Friedman, who has never been confused with an intelligent person. But he has lots of company among the chattering classes, and even more so from among our so-called educators. At every educational level, teachers, professors, administrators, and even the elite collegiate Boards-of-Directors erroneously refer to the United States as a democracy and, in general, display an overall ignorance of American history and its Founding principles. And unfortunately, our youth...
  • President Trump Will Fix School Safety

    02/22/2018 4:55:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 22, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: One of the things I was gratified to see (we’ve got the audio sound bites coming up) is the president really seemed open to the idea of having concealed-carry personnel inside the schools. And it was raised — the concept, the idea was raised — by a parent who admitted he knew that his suggestion was going to cause quite a lot of controversy. But he made some very interesting points that we’re gonna repeat here, as I made the point last week that this is something we haven’t tried that we can experiment with. See if it works...
  • More Cops In Schools Means More Black Kids In The Criminal Justice System

    02/22/2018 4:24:41 PM PST · by SJackson · 80 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 2-22-18 | Rebecca Klein
    “Knee-jerk” reactions to school shootings exacerbate the school-to-prison pipeline in the name of school safety. When President Donald Trump held a listening session with survivors of gun violence, their family members and the parents of murdered students on Wednesday, much of the discussion focused on ways to enhance school security. The president recommended arming teachers, while one parent suggested that undercover police officers pose as teachers and school staff. Several parents called for more security officers at schools. There’s scant evidence that more cops and security guards on campus actually stop school shootings. There’s an abundance of evidence suggesting that...
  • Stoneman Douglas cop resigns; sheriff says he should have 'killed the killer'

    02/22/2018 3:43:02 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 92 replies
    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel ^ | February 22, 2018 | Stephen Hobbs and Scott Travis
    he police officer assigned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School resigned Thursday, under investigation for failing the enter the building as a gunman opened fire and killed 17 people. Sheriff Scott Israel said Deputy Scot Peterson should have “went in. Addressed the killer. Killed the killer.” Peterson, 54, came under scrutiny after 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz entered the school with an AR-15 rifle and killed 14 students and three educators on Valentine’s Day.
  • Homeschooling Mom’s Tire Slashed at State Capitol

    02/22/2018 12:17:23 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    hslda.org ^ | 2/21/18 | Scott Woodruff
    When homeschooling mom Sara Valle volunteered to spend a day at the South Dakota Capitol promoting equal sports access for homeschoolers, she expected a battle. What she didn’t expect was that the opposition to her advocacy would include far more than just arguments on the Capitol floor. Sara had been asked by South Dakota Christian Home Educators (SDCHE) to testify in support of H.B. 1120, a bill which would allow homeschool students to participate in public school sports. As a homeschooling veteran and mother of three, she was happy to advocate for more opportunities for homeschool students. She had also...
  • Broward sheriff's deputies will carry rifles...[David Hogg/Emma Gonzalez Didn't Give Permission!]

    02/22/2018 12:11:06 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    sun-sentinel ^ | David Fleshler and Lisa J. Huriash
    Deputies guarding schools in Broward County will carry rifles, including AR-15s, under an order issued Wednesday by Broward Sheriff Scott Israel. Israel said the order applies only to deputies qualified on rifles and has the support of Broward schools Superintendent Robert Runcie after the Parkland school shooting.
  • An Open Letter to the Montana Legislature

    02/21/2018 9:11:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2018 | Mike Adams
    Dear Montana Representatives:On February 13th, I had the opportunity to speak in Dennison Theater at the University of Montana (UM). Events leading to the speech as well as events occurring during the speech made it clear that the Montana legislature must act to restore respect for freedom of speech on its publicly funded university campuses. I write today to ask that you pass specific free speech legislation we have already adopted in my home State of North Carolina.Prior to my speech, in a bizarre statement to the entire university community, UM president Seth Bodnar stated, “Ours is a university driven...
  • It’s Too Late – Broward County School Board Beginning to Admit Their Mistakes?…

    02/21/2018 8:46:44 PM PST · by bitt · 76 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 2/21/2018 | SUNDANCE
    As expected – buried deep inside a Miami Herald article about the Parkland school shooter, Nikolas Cruz, and a school board questioning their progressive policies, we find the following: […] Absent Cruz’s school records, it is hard to say precisely when Cruz’s behavior became an acute problem for teachers and administrators. Disciplinary reports obtained by the Herald show that at Westglades Middle School, which he attended in 2013, he’d been cited numerous times for disrupting class, unruly behavior, insulting or profane language, profanity toward staff, disobedience and other rules violations. Records show the behaviors continued at Marjory Stoneman Douglas [High...
  • Florida House approves bill to post “In God We Trust” in all public schools

    02/21/2018 6:29:30 PM PST · by blueyon · 21 replies
    TampaBayTimes ^ | 2/21/18 | Jeffrey Solochek
    With the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High shooting still looming large, its students in the Capitol to lobby for gun controls, the Florida House overwhelmingly passed a measure Wednesday its sponsor said aimed at bringing "light" to the schools. The bill (HB 839) would require all public schools to post the state motto, "In God We Trust," in a "conspicuous place." Sponsor Rep. Kim Daniels, a Jacksonville Democrat who runs her own ministry, said Florida needed the legislation, given the goings on in the state.
  • Disrupt the Left's Academic monopoly (something good happening at CU Boulder)

    02/21/2018 9:34:16 AM PST · by luv2ski · 10 replies
    Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | 2.21.18 | Colorado Springs Gazette staff
    Headlines about liberal bias in higher education read like "The sun rises in the east." A weekend headline in the Boulder Daily Camera said "CU Boulder grapples with plummeting support of higher education among conservatives." The story analyzed a Pew Research study that showed right-of-center support for higher education dropping 18 points in just the past two years, with 58 percent of Republicans saying education has a negative impact on the country. Only 19 percent of Democrats feel the same. "CU administration is well-aware of the study's findings and agrees the results are a troubling sign of the times that...