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  • Transgender activists gearing up to rewrite Harvard Medical School’s curriculum

    01/15/2019 9:47:13 AM PST · by Salman · 24 replies
    The College Fix ^ | January 15, 2019 | Sarah George
    Harvard Medical School recently unveiled a project called the Sexual and Gender Minorities Health Equity Initiative styled as “a three-year plan to amend the core MD curriculum” to reflect recent beliefs about transgenderism and gender ideology. The program is meant to teach medical students how to “provide high-quality, holistic health care for sexual and gender minority patients of all ages.” The new program seeks a broad overhaul of the medical school’s curriculum in order to eliminate “assumptions or errors about sex and gender, such as conflating sexual orientation with gender identity, presuming gender is immutable or treating heterosexuality as a...
  • Teachers in ‘Fight for the Soul of Public Education,’ UTLA President Says on 1st Day of Strike

    01/14/2019 10:41:46 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 64 replies
    KTLA ^ | January 14, 2019 | A. Kurzweil, E. Abovian, E. Myers
    On day one of the first Los Angeles Unified School District teachers’ strike in 30 years, United Teachers Los Angeles President Alex Caputo-Pearl spoke to teachers and students gathered on a rainy Monday in Los Feliz. “Here we are on a rainy day in the richest country in the world, in the richest state in the country, in a state as blue as it can be, and in a city rife with millionaires, where teachers have to go on strike to get the basics for our students,” Caputo-Pearl said. The strike, originally scheduled to take place last Thursday, was delayed...
  • With no new talks, LA teacher strike all but inevitable

    01/14/2019 3:49:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/14/19
    A strike by tens of thousands of teachers in Los Angeles, the nation's second-largest school district, is all but inevitable starting Monday after the two sides did not renew negotiations over the weekend. Talks broke down Friday when the teachers' union rejected as "woefully inadequate" a new offer from the LA Unified School District. With no new discussions scheduled, pickets are likely to begin at 7 a.m. as teachers stand firm on sticking points including higher pay and smaller class sizes. Schools will stay open if a walkout happens. The district, with 640,000 students, has hired hundreds of substitutes to...
  • Audit Reveals Alarming Problems at Portland Public Schools

    01/11/2019 6:39:10 PM PST · by aquila48 · 64 replies
    State of Oregon ^ | 01/11/2019 | DENNIS RICHARDSON
    Portland Public Schools (PPS) has an unacceptably high achievement gap of 53% between white and African-American students. This gap is far worse than the state average. There are also troubling gaps in student achievement for students who are Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, or economically disadvantaged. My team’s recent audit of PPS revealed a system that is grossly underserving low-income students and students of color. This is not acceptable in Portland, or anywhere. Every Oregonian should be alarmed and angered by these findings. Our kids deserve better. High Funding But Low Results Despite higher funding and lower poverty rates than most...
  • Professor uses ‘feminist buzzwords’ to get...Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ published in academic journal

    01/10/2019 6:13:10 PM PST · by walford · 18 replies
    The Sun ^ | 10th January 2019 | Phoebe Cooke
    A PROFESSOR is facing the sack after using "feminist buzzwords" to get an entire passage from Hitler’s "Mein Kampf" published in an academic journal. Peter Boghossian helped create a series of spoof academic papers to satirise a number of fields including what he describes as the "grievance studies" - including fields on gender, obesity and homosexuality. Assistant philosophy professor Peter Boghossian appears defiant for his role in the elaborate hoax. The assistant philosophy professor at Portland State University in Oregon penned a total of 20 "intentionally broken" and "nonsense" papers with the help of two collaborators. Each of one was...
  • Ohio State lecturer bans students from saying ‘illegal immigrants’

    01/09/2019 4:01:17 PM PST · by mgstarr · 71 replies
    Spectator USA ^ | 01/09/19 | Cockburn
    Victor Espinosa, a lecturer in sociology at Ohio State University, has been telling students that they are forbidden from using the term ‘illegal immigrant’ to describe immigrants who did not enter the country through the legal method. Because – drum roll – it is offensive. Mr Espinosa has written to at least one student telling them they ‘will not be allowed to use the term illegal to refer to an unauthorized immigrant’ because it ‘dehumanizes, marginalizes and racializes the people it seeks to describe.’ In his wisdom and generosity, Espinosa grants that students may use the term illegal immigration –...
  • Medicaid Plans Cover Doctors’ Visits, Hospital Care — And Now Your GED

    01/08/2019 2:54:31 PM PST · by spintreebob · 16 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | 1/8/19 | Phil Galewitz
    Medicaid health plans are starting to pay for non-traditional services such as meals, transportation, housing and other forms of assistance to improve members’ health and reduce medical costs. That change follows efforts by state Medicaid programs to give health plans financial incentives to control spending, said Jill Rosenthal, senior program director for the National Academy for State Health Policy. Rather than continue to pay a set fee each month to cover members’ health costs, many states are implementing policies that let health plans share in any savings they can demonstrate. That provides motivation for insurers to address factors such as...
  • Armed Teachers Would Make Schools As Safe As Armed Cops

    01/07/2019 5:53:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | January 7, 2019 | Carl Jackson
    The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission stirred up controversy last week when they erred on the side of common sense and the Second Amendment. The Commission investigating the so-called “Valentine’s Day massacre” that left 14 students and 3 teachers dead, and another 17 people wounded recommended that teachers who were willing to volunteer, undergo background checks, psychological evaluations and training, be allowed to carry concealed firearms on campus. Opponents of the recommendation argue that armed-teachers wouldn’t stop mass shootings and it’s a bad idea that would make students less safe. They feel teachers should be teaching, not...
  • New York State Declares War on Private Education

    01/07/2019 10:25:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/07/2019 | Avner Zarmi
    In recent years, certain advocacy groups have criticized private Jewish schools, generally known as yeshivoth, claiming that the schools provide a substandard education. At issue is the interpretation of a New York state law passed in the late 19th century that requires private schools to provide an education “substantially equivalent” to that offered in the public schools. Through the decades, the various private school networks, whether religious or non-sectarian, have managed to meet this vague requirement to the satisfaction of local authorities and the New York State Education Department (NYSED). Until now. Under substantial pressure from an organization called Young...
  • What Generation Z Learned from Millennials: Skip College

    01/06/2019 6:54:13 PM PST · by vannrox · 55 replies
    Liberty Nation ^ | 4Jan19 | Andrew Moran
    For years, millennials have scoffed at the notion of fixing someone else’s toilet, installing elevators, or cleaning a patient’s teeth. Instead, they wanted to get educated in lesbian dance theory, gender studies, and how white people and western civilization destroyed the world. As a result, student loan debt has surpassed the $1 trillion mark, the youth unemployment rate hovers around 9%, and the most tech-savvy and educated generation is delaying adulthood. But their generational successors are not making the same mistakes, choosing to put in a good day’s work rather than whining on Twitter about how “problematic” the TV series...
  • Justices Reject Challenge to State Education System (Florida)

    01/05/2019 8:43:32 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 12 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | January 5th 2019 | Jim Saunders
    A fiercely divided Florida Supreme Court on Friday rejected a nearly decade-long lawsuit that challenged whether the state has properly carried out a 1998 constitutional amendment that called for ensuring a “high quality” system of public schools. The decision upheld lower-court rulings and focused heavily on the role of the judiciary in addressing sweeping issues such as the quality of public schools. A main opinion shared by Chief Justice Charles Canady, Justice Alan Lawson and Associate Justice Edward LaRose said plaintiffs in the case failed “to present any manageable standard by which to avoid judicial intrusion into the powers of...
  • NAACP Supports South Florida Student Accused of Cheating on SAT

    01/04/2019 12:58:17 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 67 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 1/4/19
    The NAACP and several Miami-Dade County school board members are supporting a South Florida student whose 330-point SAT score increase has test administrators questioning whether she may have cheated. Miami-Dade NAACP President Ruban Roberts spoke out Friday to demand answers surround the test taken by Dr. Michael Krop Senior High School student Kamilah Campbell. In the span of seven months Campbell took her score of 900 and turned it into a 1230... ....Crump also called the test culturally biased. "If she was from a different community and a different neighborhood, would they be more likely to accept it then?" Crump...
  • Legislators spent big on lavish fundraisers — but gave no grants to students (NY)

    01/01/2019 8:44:21 AM PST · by Salman · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12-20-2018 | Isabel Vincent
    A nonprofit run by state lawmakers to raise scholarship money for needy minority students spends most of the cash on its lavish annual soiree — including $6,000 on limos — and gave out no grants the last two years, The Post has learned. The New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators organizes a “Caucus Weekend” — a series of workshops, concerts and parties — in Albany every February for minority members of the Assembly and the Senate. The group charges sponsors up to $50,000 for a chance to party with lawmakers at events that have ­included Grammy...
  • Invitation to attend filming; Homeschool appearance schedule

    12/31/2018 6:06:51 AM PST · by LS · 4 replies
    self | 12/31/2018 | LS
    FOR THOSE IN ARIZONA: I invite you to come out on January 14-16 to the filming of 15 live "lessons" in U.S. history as I teach "A Patriot's History of the United States" from Columbus to Reconstruction for the March launch of my new website, "The Wild World of History." We need 8-10 "students" in each "class." Each session will last about 1 hour. You are welcome to attend one, or all with your children/students, or just for fun. The sessions will begin about 8:30 a.m, then about 9:30, 10:30, break for lunch, 1:00 and 2:00. We do not have...
  • Should Border Security Money Go to Education, Health Care, or Welfare ?

    12/30/2018 4:18:17 PM PST · by huckfillary · 19 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | December 30, 2018 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    I’m tired of the argument, “The money for the border wall is better spent on health care, education, and welfare.” First of all, the border has to do with national security. Our Constitution requires the federal government to provide for a national defense. The border is part of that. The Constitution does not provide for charity, schooling, medical care, and all the other things the federal government is now $22 trillion in debt for spending. If you think the border wall is a bad use of money for national defense, and you have better ideas for how to provide for...
  • University Educator: Mowing Your Lawn & Acting Respectable Is Racist

    12/30/2018 10:44:39 AM PST · by Cheerio · 77 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | December 29, 2018 | Tim Brown
    According to this university educator, "white supremacy is the accumulation of these aggressive messages that say 'stay off the grass,' 'mow your lawn,' 'act respectable,' 'pull your pants up,'" Earlier this month, a university educator told the Madison Board of Education why things like civility, time limits and mowing your lawn indicates you are racist. Seriously, I truly wonder how someone completed higher education courses and is teaching students with this kind of mental defect in their thinking. The University of Wisconsin - Madison "educator" said that she teaches her students the alleged "connection" between white liberalism and white supremacy.
  • Beware Silicon Valley Santas in the Schools

    12/26/2018 7:48:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | December 26, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    When it comes to Silicon Valley Santas bearing gifts for our children, I am a big Scrooge. Every responsible parent should be, too. In 2016, Apple CEO Tim Cook showered a rural Idaho school district with 500 iPads and Apple TVs for every classroom, along with free training as part of a 29-state $100 million personalized digital technology program. He visited the Idaho schools recently with Ivanka Trump, where she praised the "laboratories of innovation" for using Apple products "to transform the learning environment and personalize students' educational experiences based on their unique needs and strengths!" With all due respect,...
  • Big Brother Shocker: N.Y. to Have Public Schools Decide if Private Ones May Operate

    12/21/2018 5:50:52 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    The New American ^ | Friday, 21 December 2018 | Selwyn Duke
    Would it make sense to let McDonald’s franchises decide whether Burger King can do business in their areas? This is essentially the situation created, say critics, by a November New York State Department of Education guidance empowering local government schools to assess the curricula of private schools in their districts and then determine whether they’re fit to operate. Among other things, the onerous guidelines would “give the school district control over teacher’s accreditation, and mandate inspections from public school officials. If not abided by, the guidelines threaten the loss of student-based funding, school transportation, and even eventual closure,” according to...
  • Woman arrested for posting revenge porn on Chandler elementary school fence

    12/21/2018 3:46:28 PM PST · by simpson96 · 18 replies ^ | 12/20/2018 | Laura Lollman
    CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- A woman is facing charges after police say she posted nude photos of a man on the fence of his children's school. Police say 55-year-old Deborah Britton posted the photos on the inside of the Hull Elementary School's fence back in September. The victim immediately reported the photos to police and told officers that he suspected it was Britton because she was the only person he had sent the photo to. According to court documents, the photos were posted on the fence facing in so that students or any person on the inside of the...
  • [Muslim] Pflugerville Educator Sues Texas Over [Israel] Anti-Boycotting Law

    12/19/2018 6:44:49 PM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 58 replies
    KVUE (ABC) ^ | December 17, 2018 | Ashley Goudeau
    A [Muslim] Pflugerville speech pathologist is suing Pflugerville ISD and the State of Texas over a law that prohibits state agencies from doing business with companies that boycott Israel, arguing it's a violation of free speech. After it passed, several school districts added a clause to employment contracts stating contractors do not and will not boycott Israel. Bahia Amawi found out about the clause in August. She worked with Pflugerville ISD for nine years as a speech pathologist for young children, with a specialty in children who speak Arabic. When the district sent over her contract, she said she saw...