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  • Freedom From Speech on Campus

    09/26/2017 5:23:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2017 | Bernard Goldberg
    It's not exactly a secret that liberal college campuses are among the most illiberal places in America. Liberals talk a good game about diversity -- but it's not diversity of opinion they have in mind. Just ask any number of prominent conservative speakers who got shouted down when they tried to speak on campus. We know about the anecdotal evidence -- the conservatives whose talks were disrupted at University of California, Berkeley, at Middlebury in Vermont, and at Claremont McKenna College in California, to name just a few. But now we have an important broad-based study that documents just how...
  • Minneapolis: Black Parents Flee to Charter Schools

    09/25/2017 7:18:49 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 21, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The Minneapolis public school system is experiencing a massive student exodus and guess where they’re going. "About 70 percent of the kids leaving the district are headed to charter schools," Beena Raghavendran and Mary Jo Webster report in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "Many of these independent public schools have established themselves in north Minneapolis, catering to black parents concerned about academic achievement, discipline and safety in the district schools." "Harvest Network has three schools and plans to grow. It aims to educate 3,800 of the kids on the North Side by 2025. That would cut MPS’ North Side enrollment by...
  • Angry Dad’s 8 Words Shut Down School Board For Teaching Kids Sharia (Video)

    09/25/2017 5:06:33 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 34 replies
    Rank Politics ^ | 09/23/2017 | Casandra Chesser
    What is the role of the education system in our children’s lives? It seems that it’s constantly changing. Once upon a time, it involved teaching our children things like reading, writing, math, science, history — typical subjects to prepare them for the real world. Now, liberals are seemingly adding more and more to the curriculum, and not everyone is happy about it. Parents were reportedly furious after learning that the San Diego School Board of Trustees partnered with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, to launch an anti-bullying campaign. The campaign involves educating children about Islam, with the purported...
  • Fact: Homeschooling saves money

    09/25/2017 12:42:03 PM PDT · by Sopater · 30 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | Monday, September 25, 2017 | Bob Kellogg
    Though there's some debate about the exact figure, one thing is certain: Homeschooling families nationwide are saving taxpayers a ton of money. The Pioneer Institute, a free-market think tank in Boston, estimates the savings are roughly $22 billion annually. "The homeschool families are paying their taxes, their property taxes, their local taxes, of course, their state and local taxes, and a small percentage of those go to the state and federal departments of education, and an even smaller percentage back to the local schools," explains Will Estrada, director of Federal Relations at the Home School Legal Defense Association. "But then...
  • LIVE: BERKELEY 09/24/2017 MILO DEFIES PROTESTS TO SPEAK!

    09/24/2017 1:22:55 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/24/17 | BurgerVanStreamz
    This is a livestream of Milo Yiannopolous marching in Berkeley. The streamer is switching on a regular basis to different streams at the event.
  • Arizona Teacher Makes Students Recite Gender-Neutral Version Of Declaration Of Independence

    09/23/2017 2:47:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    InternationalBusinessTimes ^ | 09/21/17 | DANIELA COBOS
    An Arizona mother spoke out against her son’s 4th-grade teacher having students recite an altered version of the Declaration of Independence in class, reported Arizona ABC-affiliate KNXV Wednesday. The Salk Elementary School teacher replaced the word “men” with “humans” whenever it appeared in the Declaration. The mother, Elizabeth Vaillancourt, posted about the teacher’s actions on her Facebook account, including a photo of the altered Declaration of Independence. In one of the comments, she also provided the number of the superintendent Mr. McCord and encouraged people to contact him and complain. “Zev’s teacher has this hanging in the classroom can anyone...
  • Interview with Mike Rowe

    09/23/2017 2:06:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Philanthropy Roundtable ^ | The Summer 2017 Issue
    Mike Rowe has had many jobs: actor, podcast host, even opera singer. But he is best known as a serial apprentice, participating in over 300 grubby gigs on the TV show “Dirty Jobs” and its successor “Somebody’s Gotta Do It.” Affably working alongside people who do the unglamorous tasks that keep our economy humming, such as castrating lambs or laundering tons of dirty diapers, Rowe’s wit and wisdom have made him a favorite with viewers. But over time, he realized that something decidedly un-funny was happening in our country. A narrative that college is the only path to success began...
  • DeVos draws praise, outrage for rescinding Obama-era campus sexual-assault policy

    09/23/2017 1:13:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept 23, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    College hearings into alleged misconduct ‘must be fair and impartial,’ education secretary saysEducation Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday rescinded the Obama administration’s Title IX letter on campus sexual assault, sparking outrage from her foes but relief from those who have lambasted the policy for eroding due process by favoring the accuser over the accused. Ms. DeVos also issued an interim guidance for schools on “how to investigate and adjudicate allegations of campus sexual misconduct under federal law” while the department proceeds with its rulemaking to replace the 2011 policy. “This interim guidance will help schools as they work to combat...
  • David Horowitz's The Left in the University

    09/23/2017 8:24:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | September 23, 2017 | Bruce Thornton
    The corruption of American higher education has been in the news a lot in the last few years. “Snowflakes” and “safe spaces,” crowds of thugs shutting down conservative speakers, craven administrators caving in to demands of activist students and faculty have become increasingly common since the rise of Donald Trump sparked a “resistance” movement. Even progressives who have run afoul of campus Robespierres are writing books about free speech now that their revolutionary children have started devouring their own. What David Horowitz has been warning about in his books and speeches for more than thirty years -- the ideological hijacking...
  • Arizona teacher has 4th-grade class recite altered Declaration of Independence

    09/22/2017 11:17:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept 22, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    An Arizona public school district says one of its teachers broke school policy when she reportedly had her class recite an altered version of the Declaration of Independence. A 4th-grade teacher at Salk Elementary School in Mesa altered a poster of the historical document by crossing out two instances of the word “men” in the second and third sentences and substituting it with “humans,” a local ABC affiliate reported. She then had students recite the altered version in class, the station said.
  • Inside the Madness at Evergreen State

    09/22/2017 5:02:04 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 21, 2017 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Biology professor Bret Weinstein has settled his lawsuit against Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash. Mr. Weinstein became a pariah last spring when he criticized an officially sanctioned “Day of Absence” during which white people were asked to stay away from campus. He and his wife, anthropology professor Heather Heying, alleged that Evergreen “has permitted, cultivated, and perpetuated a racially hostile and retaliatory work environment.” They claimed administrators failed to protect them from “repeated provocative and corrosive verbal and written hostility based on race, as well as threats of physical violence.” Last week the university announced it would pay $500,000...
  • Florida teacher's requests that 5th grade students use gender-neutral pronouns

    09/21/2017 7:08:12 AM PDT · by ZagFan · 75 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9-21-2017 | Harvey Day
    A Florida teacher's request for students to use gender-neutral pronouns has left parents divided in opinion. Math and science teacher Chloe Bressack, who teaches at Canopy Oaks Elementary in Tallahassee, Florida, sent the letter home to the 5th grade class at the beginning of the year.
  • Ma: We need to stop training kids for manufacturing jobs

    09/20/2017 3:16:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    KSAT-TV ^ | September 20, 2017 | Julia Horowitz, CNN Money
    Jack Ma knows artificial intelligence will change the world. The Alibaba founder and chairman doesn't think we should be scared. But he does think we should be prepared for major disruptions to the job market. "In the last 200 years, manufacturing (has brought) jobs. But today -- because of the artificial intelligence, because of the robots -- manufacturing is no longer the main engine of creating jobs," Ma said Wednesday in a speech at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York City. Moving forward, Ma said he believes the service industry will be the largest engine of job creation....
  • Everywhere a Fascist-campus Left’s obsession with racism points to Israel supporters too

    09/20/2017 7:42:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | September 20, 2017 | Richard L. Cravatts
    Long before the hooded, masked, and dressed-in-black Antifa thugs marauded across campuses such as Berkeley, other supposed progressive campus activists had been raging an ideological war against ideas with which they disagreed. They are, as former Yale President, A. Bartlett Giamatti, once called people intolerant of others’ views, “terrorists of the mind,” individuals whose toxic views and on-campus behavior help to create a disruptive environment and promote incivility and acrimony. One of those groups is the notorious Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), purportedly a pro-Palestinian campus organization but which actually in practice is strictly an anti-Israel group with the...
  • POLICE: 2 TRANSIT WORKERS ACCUSED OF RAPING ‘INCAPACITATED’ AUBURN UNIVERSITY STUDENT ON BUS

    09/20/2017 4:11:50 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 44 replies
    WSBRadio ^ | September 19, 2017 | Crystal Bonvillian, Cox Media
    AUBURN, Ala. - Two employees of the transit system at Auburn University have been accused of raping an 18-year-old student on one of the buses Friday night. Tony Martin Patillo, 51, of Columbus, Georgia, and James Don Johnson Jr., 32, of Auburn, are each charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy, according to Lee County Jail records. Patillo is also charged with four counts of public lewdness. The Opelika-Auburn News reported that the lewdness charges stem from an incident just before midnight on Friday in which witnesses spotted a man exposing himself while standing over a woman on the ground....
  • The End of the First Amendment

    09/20/2017 4:42:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2017 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, I visited the University of California, Berkeley. The preparations for the visit were patently insane. First, the school charged the sponsor group, Young America's Foundation, a $15,000 security fee. Then, the school blocked off the upper level of the auditorium, fearful that radicals from the violent far-left-leaning group Antifa would infiltrate the speech and begin hurling objects from the balcony onto the crowd below. Finally, the school ended up spending some $600,000 on additional policing, including the creation of cement barriers and hiring of hundreds of armed police officers for a prospective riot. All this so that I...
  • Former Education Secretaries DREAM On

    09/18/2017 6:26:49 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 18, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A quintet of former U. S. Secretaries of Education is weighing in on behalf of the so-called DREAM Act designed to benefit the children of illegal aliens. "We write out of deep concern for approximately two million Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children," they indeed did write in a letter to congressional leaders of both parties. "Over the past five years, hundreds of thousands of these young people came forward in good faith to participate in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program." "They registered with the government, passed extensive background checks, and...
  • Columbia allows students to vote on gender-neutral bathrooms [LGBT Lost]

    09/18/2017 9:45:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | September 18, 2017 | Toni Airaksinen
    Columbia University students recently voted against a proposal that would make all restrooms on a dorm-floor “gender inclusive.” Students living in at least five of the elite school’s residence halls voted floor-by-floor to determine whether their male- and female-designed restrooms would be made “gender inclusive,” a practice made possible under a new Columbia University Residence Life Policy.
  • My Local Public School Has Incorporated THIS Into It's "plan"

    09/18/2017 10:12:11 AM PDT · by knarf · 36 replies
    Public School Board Agenda Announcement ^ | September 18, 2017 | knarf
    Having been on the school board for about four years, a number of things have crossed my desk I just flat out voted against ...
  • The Big Remedial Apple

    09/18/2017 10:36:03 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 18, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    New Yorkers like to think they are more sophisticated than us common folk. Perhaps they define sophistication as a big expensive ineffective school system. “City high-school grads pay at least $63 million a year for remedial classes, thanks to a school system that hands them worthless diplomas,” The New York Post claims.