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  • NY State University Now Offers 'Stop White People' Training

    08/24/2016 6:15:09 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 28 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 8/23/2016
    The State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton is now offering a course called “#StopWhitePeople2K16” as part of routine training for residential assistants. The university’s residential assistant training schedule lists “#StopWhitePeople2016” on its roster, with the mission of giving RA’s an “overview of disabilities in Higher Education.” The presenters of the course, Ciaran Slattery, Nicholas Pulakos, and Urenna Nwogwugwu, are all RAs at the state-funded college, which describes itself as New York’s highest-ranking public college. They state their purpose is to “help others take the next step in understanding diversity, privilege, and the society we function within,” presumably the...
  • State University Now Offers 'Stop White People' Training

    08/24/2016 1:12:16 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | August 23, 2016 | Pardes Seleh
    The State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton is now offering a course called "#StopWhitePeople2K16" as part of routine training for residential assistants. [Snip] The presenters of the course ... state their purpose is to "help others take the next step in understanding diversity, privilege, and the society we function within," presumably the "white" society they plan to "stop" at the event. The three RAs claim they will give "#StopWhitePeople2K16" course attendees the "tools" to respond to "uneducated people" with "'good' arguments." You know, the people who preach mutual respect, equality under God, and constitutional freedoms. Those people....
  • The New Censors

    08/24/2016 10:56:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Bob Barr
    In today’s public policy arena, winning ideas rarely are decided by sound logic, accurate facts, or even by the most votes. Instead, content filters and algorithms, meticulously engineered by social media companies like Facebook and Twitter, intentionally steer public debate in the direction of their owners’ personal politics; and, not coincidentally, toward the politics of their liberal friends in Washington and Sacramento.For starters, consider Facebook – the Big Daddy of social media. There have been numerous reports of Facebook’s algorithm taking down popular pages of pro-gun organizations. But even this example of the “new censorship” pales when viewed in the...
  • APS: It’s still OK to call students ‘boys and girls’ (Albuquerque)

    08/23/2016 8:49:49 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 22, 2016 | Kim Burgess
    An elementary school principal in Albuquerque has “apologized profusely” for a mistake in her PowerPoint presentation to teachers and staff that said it would “no longer be acceptable to call our students boys and girls.” APS spokeswoman Monica Armenta said Monday that teachers at Carlos Rey Elementary are not barred from calling students “boys and girls,” and that the simple misunderstanding was blown out of proportion in at least one media report. A few weeks ago, the school’s principal, Judith Touloumis, delivered a PowerPoint presentation to inform staff about the new APS transgender procedural directive, which went into effect this...
  • Hundreds Of CA Children Sent Home On First Day Of School Due To New Vaccination Law [Rev 18]

    08/23/2016 3:08:28 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 39 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | 8/22/2016 | Staff
    OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — Scores of California students may be sent home on their first day of school because of a new vaccine law that took effect this year. The new state law took effect July 1. Now, parents can no longer use personal or religious beliefs as a reason not to have their kids immunized. This school year, kindergartners and seventh graders must show proof of immunizations. Monday WAS the first day of school for kids in Oakland. Hundreds of them were expected to be sent home. "There could be a few hundred kids that are not immunized and...
  • Md. school district: Don’t tell parents of transgender males bunking with daughters on field trips

    08/23/2016 10:21:15 AM PDT · by PROCON · 54 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Aug. 23, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    A Maryland school district is instructing teachers and administrators not to tell parents if their daughters are bunking with male transgender students on overnight field trips. Bob Mosier, chief communications officer for the Anne Arundel County public school system, says in a training video on how to accommodate transgender students that privacy issues prevent the district from informing parents about such arrangements. “So, many of you might be asking yourselves, ‘So I’m at an overnight field trip, and I have student who’s biologically a male, identifies as a female, and we’ve worked with that student and her family, and that...
  • Obama Is Still Transforming America

    08/23/2016 8:07:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Phyllis Schlafly
    "Never let a crisis go to waste" was the pithy advice of Rahm Emanuel, who has since gone on to become the mayor of America's most violent large city. "And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." Rahm was speaking in November 2008 about the newly elected president, Barack Obama. That was three weeks after Obama had told a campaign rally: "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America." With only five months left in the White House, Obama is still hard at work...
  • HUD Moves to Dictate Classroom Diversity

    08/23/2016 10:02:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/23/16 | John Anthony
    It is time to recognize that devious bureaucrats and out of control federal agencies are the real enemies of economic mobility (In a bold move, HUD partnered with the Departments of Transportation and Education to create a massive alteration in the way children experience school. The program is designed to help low-income families grow financially. Instead, it accomplishes something much different.) HUD is the ‘gold’ standard of dangerously unchecked bureaucracies. Dangerous because the agency’s zealous moves already threaten property owners’ choices and undermine the authority of local public officials.
  • Does Homework Help

    08/23/2016 7:33:07 AM PDT · by rey · 36 replies
    From a post below, a Texas teacher is not assigning homework http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3462049/posts She claims they are unable to prove homework improves performance. This is hard to believe. Repetition and further study doesn't improve performance? Somebody better tell major league athletes and professional musicians. Just because you can perform something right once does not mean that performance is ingrained or repeatable. I know professional musicians who are studying, practicing, refining 8-14 hours a day, same with athletes. Why would my friend earning his pro card drive bucket after bucket of balls down range if homework did not help? Why would actors...
  • Texas teacher's new homework policy goes viral on social media

    08/23/2016 3:43:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 137 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 22, 2016
    A teacher in Fort Worth has gone viral after she sent home a note to parents outlining her new homework policy for the year. In the note, Mrs. Brandy Young says, "After much research this summer, I am trying something new. Homework will only consist of work that your student did not finish during the school day. There will be no formally assigned homework this year." [Snip] The note ends: "Research has been unable to prove that homework improves student performance. Rather, I ask that you spend your evenings doing things that are proven to correlate with student success....
  • Federal Judge Slaps Down Obama Transgender Bathroom "Directive"

    08/22/2016 4:45:00 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 7 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | August 22, 2016
    In a major blow to the claims of school board member Ryan McElveen and others that Barack Obama's recent directive to schools constitutes "the law", a federal judge ruled today to block the "directive", and stated that such public policy questions must be decided by elected public officials, not Department of Education bureaucrats. The judge granted a preliminary injunction, which the Obama administration is expected to appeal. From Breitbart.com: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 forbids any employer from discriminating on the basis of sex. In 1972, Congress added Title IX, requiring all schools receiving federal funds—which...
  • Chicago Public Schools seeks $1.55 billion credit line

    08/22/2016 4:04:21 PM PDT · by upchuck · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 22, 2016 | Karen Pierog
    CHICAGO The cash-strapped Chicago public school system will rely on a $1.55 billion line of credit in fiscal 2017 to boost cash flow, up from $1.065 billion in fiscal 2016, according to a briefing document released by the district on Monday. The bigger credit line will be on the agenda for the Chicago Board of Education's Wednesday meeting, along with a $5.4 billion operating budget, a $250 million property tax hike earmarked for teacher pensions and authorization to issue up to $945 million of general obligation bonds for capital projects. The nation's third-largest public school district said it needs access...
  • New Mexico elementary teachers barred from calling students ‘boys and girls’

    08/22/2016 1:25:48 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 34 replies
    The Extract ^ | August 22, 2016
    According to recent reports, a New Mexico elementary school is causing a local stir with a new gender-inclusive policy some are calling unnecessary and “outlandish.” Carlos Rey Elementary School teachers recently received an advisory from officials indicating a notably liberal interpretation of the Albuquerque school district’s recent transgender bathroom policy. In addition to giving students the freedom to choose the facilities they find most accommodating, the Gender Identity Procedural Directive also lays out a stifling speech code for teachers to abide. Among the new requirements is a cessation of words like “boy” and “girl” in the classroom.
  • How A War Hero Launched A War On Bad Math Instruction

    08/21/2016 8:59:32 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 26 replies
    Federalist, the ^ | 15 August 2015 | Nakonia Hayes
    In 1990, the Navajo students of Window Rock High School in Fort Defiance, Arizona, asked the author of their calculus book, John Saxon, to be their graduation speaker. The class sponsor had suggested the governor as their speaker, but the students wanted Saxon. A story in The Arizona Republic explained, “At this high school, as at thousands of other schools around the country, Saxon’s name is spoken with reverence by pupils who credit him with changing completely their views about math.” Arnell Yazzie, president of the senior class, said he and others taking calculus had lobbied for Saxon’s selection. “He...
  • Arkansas High School Teaches Importance of 'Soft Failures'

    08/21/2016 6:47:57 AM PDT · by Donglalinger · 6 replies
    ABC/Yahoo News ^ | August 19, 2016 | RICKI HARRIS
    A high school in Little Rock, Arkansas, is teaching more than just history and math. At the start of this school year, Catholic High School for Boys posted a sign in its doorway reminding parents of one of the school’s most important policies. “If you are dropping off your son’s forgotten lunch, books, homework, equipment, etc., please TURN AROUND and exit the building,” the sign reads. “Your son will learn to problem-solve in your absence.” The school also posted a photo of the sign to Facebook, and captioned it, “Welcome to Catholic High. We teach reading, writing, arithmetic, and problem-solving."
  • College Displays ‘Privilege Board’ to Taunt White Males

    08/20/2016 7:07:43 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/19/16 | Tom Ciccotta
    A prominently displayed bulletin board at Appalachian State University has been taken over by campus collectivists in an effort to encourage certain students to “check their privilege” during their daily walk to class. The board is displayed in the Plemmons Student Union building, which ASU calls “the centerpiece of the Appalachian campus.” The board contains various different posters that condemn white, male, cisgender, heterosexual, Christian, and able-bodied persons who are unaware of their inherent societal privilege.
  • For Ole Miss sports, ‘Dixie’ is dead

    08/19/2016 8:34:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 59 replies
    Mississippi Today ^ | August 19, 2016 | Adam Ganucheau
    The University of Mississippi’s marching band will no longer play any variation of the song “Dixie” – a tradition some seven decades old at football games and other sporting events. The University's Athletic Department confirmed to Mississippi Today on Friday that the song, which was the unofficial anthem of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War, will no longer be played at athletic events.
  • The Culture Of The Smug White Liberal

    08/19/2016 2:55:42 PM PDT · by oblomov · 42 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 17 Aug 2016 | Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.
    I have spent my life as a Democrat which probably isn’t that surprising considering that I am African-American. One of the things that always attracted me to the party were the ideals of equality, fighting for the little guy and our openness to differing opinions, but lately I have seen my party take a turn that makes me uncomfortable. Somewhere along the way we stopped fighting for the little guy and became the party of the smug, educated elites who look down on those with less education and deem them unable or unworthy of being able to make personal decisions...
  • Why More California Schools Start in Early August

    08/18/2016 11:00:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    In Los Angeles County, 22 school districts started school this week, and only four of the county’s 80 districts do not have an August start date, according to the Los Angeles County Office of Education.For some children in Los Angeles County, the first day of school has seemed to move earlier and earlier into August. That change has left some parents wondering what happened to school typically starting after Labor Day? In Los Angeles County, 22 school districts started school this week, and only four of the county’s 80 districts do not have an August start date, according to the...
  • Refugees sue Pa. district, charge school not good enough

    08/18/2016 6:33:43 PM PDT · by The Good Doctor · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/18/16 | Fox
    A group of refugees is suing a Central Pennsylvania school district, saying the academy they were put in after their arduous journey to America is not up to snuff. Represented by the Pennsylvania branch of the American Civil Liberties Union, the six refugees sued Lancaster schools in federal court, saying they were dumped in a disciplinary school and are being denied access to a quality education. The students range in age from 17 to 21, and hail from Somalia, Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Burma. “[The] Plaintiffs are refugees who have fled war, violence, and persecution from their native...
  • SHOCK! School Makes Kids Take Personal Responsibility! (It's About Time)

    08/18/2016 9:44:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Let's say your tenth-grader forgets his lunch. So you receive a telephone call at work. “Mom, I left my baloney sandwich on the kitchen counter,” he tells you. “Can you bring it to me, pretty please?” So, what would you do? I’d be willing to bet a Moonpie that many parents would drop everything and rush to the school to personally deliver their little snowflake’s brown bag lunch. But that sort of coddling is not allowed at Catholic High School for Boys in Little Rock, Arkansas. As a matter of fact – it’s outright banned. Catholic High School prides itself...
  • West Virginia Sorority Trolls Sexist Fraternity Signs With Giant Daddy Posters

    08/17/2016 7:26:07 PM PDT · by 5150 FREEPER · 51 replies
    Cosmo ^ | 8/17/16 | Hannah Smothers
    Last year, the Sigma Nu fraternity chapter at Old Dominion University was suspended after some clever boys thought they might try to trick ladies into their home, thinking it was an administrative building or something, with a bunch of huge banners that said things like, "FRESHMAN DAUGHTER DROP OFF" and "GO AHEAD AND DROP OFF MOM TOO." This year, we have something so much better. In what's clearly a stab at the sexist signs hung by the Sigma Nu boys, a sorority at West Virginia University made some tricky banners of their own.
  • HILLARY'S IN TROUBLE: LA Times Poll: Trump's SURGING with African Americans

    08/17/2016 11:30:55 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 140 replies
    HILLARY'S IN TROUBLE: LA Times Poll: Trump's SURGING with African Americans.
  • MSU Car Smoking Ban Increases Potential for Community-Police Tensions

    08/17/2016 9:56:19 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 33 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/14/2016 | Kahryn Riley
    Americans everywhere are struggling to come to grips with recent high-profile tragedies arising from violent encounters between police and civilians. For both police and many motorists, routine traffic stops have become nerve-wracking events. This is the backdrop against which the trustees of Michigan State University have imposed a new ordinance that will increase the number of needless traffic stops on its campuses. The measure takes effect on Aug. 15, and bans smoking or using smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes anywhere on MSU property. The ordinance applies even to personal vehicles on public streets that pass through the university. Violators can be...
  • How American Higher Education Turned into a False Promise

    08/17/2016 8:05:27 AM PDT · by reaganaut1
    Pope Center for Higher Education Policy ^ | August 17, 2016 | George Leef
    A New Mexico restaurant generated controversy -- and profits -- this summer with a play on "Black Lives Matter." Now it's coasting on the uproar that began with its sign and has printed hats and T-shirts with the phrase, jumping straight into the seemingly never-ending national conversation on race. Rick Camuglia, owner of Paisano's, an Italian restaurant in Albuquerque, put the phrase "black olives matter" on his sign last month to help sell a new tuna dish with black olive tapenade. It worked like a charm, bringing in more business, with some people adding black olives to every dish they...
  • Donald J. Trump Remarks on Creating a New and Better Future for America’s Inner Cities

    08/16/2016 8:39:55 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 82 replies
    DonaldJTrump.com ^ | Aug 16, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    It’s so great to be here tonight. I am honored to also be joined this evening by Governor Scott Walker, Chairman Reince Priebus, and Mayor Rudy Giuliani. We are at a decisive moment in this election. Last week, I laid out my plan to bring jobs back to our country. Yesterday, I laid out my plan to defeat Radical Islamic Terrorism. Tonight, I am going to talk about how to make our communities safe again from crime and lawlessness. Let me begin by thanking the law enforcement officers here in this city, and across this country, for their service and...
  • New York Times: Teachers Should Brainwash Students Against Trump

    08/16/2016 7:38:40 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 49 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | August 16, 2016
    Today, the New York Times ran an article which contained quotes urging public school teachers to "explain" to students that Donald Trump "broke the class rules", and claiming that teachers should not be balanced in discussing Trump with students. While the article frames itself as an "invitation to share ideas", it is clearly one-sided and only quotes anti-Trump "educators". The question posed by the article is not "should we be biased against Trump?" It is "how should we be biased against Trump?" The article claims that "Donald J. Trump offers a classroom challenge most have never encountered" -- after spewing...
  • LGBTQQIAA Students Get Their Own School In Georgia

    08/16/2016 10:19:35 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 84 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/16/16 | Peter Hasson
    A private school in Atlanta, Georgia dedicated to serving as a safe space for LGBTQQIAA students has officially started holding classes, CBS News reports. Pride School Atlanta is open to students ages 5-18, the school’s website states. The school’s stated mission “is to provide LGBTQQIAA* students, families and educators a safe, fun and rigorous learning environment free of homophobia and transphobia — a place that honors their identities so they can be themselves, find themselves, and find friends and mentors who can help them navigate the
  • College Students Are Fighting Open-Carry Guns Laws With Sex Toys

    08/16/2016 10:23:28 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 54 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 15, 2016 | Alissa Lopez
    If any of my family members found out I engaged in such a rally, I would be pulled out of college faster than you can say Jack Robinson. But if that would be before or after the butt whooping I would receive... I couldn't tell you. The College Fix reported that the Campus (Dildo) Carry protest will take place on August 24 at the University of Texas at Austin. The anti-gun demonstration was organized on Facebook by three current students: Jessica Jin, Ana López and Kailey Nicole Moore. According to the group's Facebook event page, the demonstration will entail “strapping gigantic swinging dildos to [their]...
  • 51 Illinois Families Ask Court to Suspend School’s Bathroom, Locker Room Policy

    08/16/2016 10:30:12 AM PDT · by milton23 · 7 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 8/15/16 | Kelsey Harkness
    Adding to the handful of lawsuits involving transgender students across the country, lawyers representing a group of 51 families in a Chicago suburb asked a federal judge to temporarily suspend a school policy that grants a transgender student access to the girls’ restrooms and locker rooms. “Every parent sends their kids to school expecting that the school is going to protect them at the most basic level—their safety, their privacy, their dignity,” Jeremy Tedesco, a lawyer representing the plaintiffs in the case, said after the hearing wrapped on Monday afternoon. “What we’re asking for is a temporary injunction that will...
  • Sowell: Does Black Success Matter?

    08/15/2016 3:13:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 16, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    We keep hearing that "black lives matter," but they seem to matter only when that helps politicians to get votes, or when that slogan helps demagogues demonize the police. The other 99 percent of black lives destroyed by people who are not police do not seem to attract nearly as much attention in the media. What about black success? Does that matter? Apparently not so much. We have heard a lot about black students failing to meet academic standards. So you might think that it would be front-page news when some whole ghetto schools not only meet, but exceed, the...
  • Oregon State to force ‘social justice’ training on freshmen

    08/15/2016 11:14:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    College Fix ^ | August 15, 2016 | William Nardi
    Oregon State University is developing an online course centered on “social justice” that new students will soon be required to take. The course will debut as a pilot program during the fall term, which starts in late September, and the full roll-out will happen toward the beginning of winter term, which starts in January, a university official told The College Fix via email.
  • Guest Commentary: Who's At Fault For Student Loans?

    08/12/2016 8:22:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies
    WBUR ^ | August 11, 2016 | Bob Hildreth
    whom to blame for the student loan crisis; it’s big banks, big government and big corporations ... But if we are really honest, it is us, the citizens, who are to blame. We let our government enter into a crazy scheme of financing America’s colleges with debt. As a taxpayer, you had the right to protest. At any time over the past 50 years, you could have elected leaders who would have replaced the federal student loan program. But you looked away. You accepted the indebted fate of your children. ... Colleges responded by gulping up all the money they...
  • Massachusetts candidate named Alabama school superintendent

    08/13/2016 11:10:53 AM PDT · by lyby · 25 replies
    The Opelika Auburn News ^ | August 11, 2016 | AP
    State school board members are looking to an outsider to lead Alabama public schools, naming the former Massachusetts education secretary as the next school superintendent over candidates who have worked extensively in state classrooms.
  • Parents sue when third-grade honors students are not promoted to fourth grade

    08/13/2016 5:10:50 AM PDT · by detective · 102 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 12, 2016 | Valerie Strauss
    This belongs in the you-can’t-make-up-this-stuff category: In Florida (you knew it was Florida, didn’t you?), some third-graders — including honor students — are being forced to retake third grade because their parents decided to opt them out of the state’s mandated standardized reading test this past spring. An undetermined number of third-graders who refused to take the Florida Standards Assessment in reading have been barred from moving to fourth grade in some counties. A lawsuit filed by parents against state education officials as well as school boards in seven Florida counties says counties are interpreting the state’s third-grade retention law...
  • POLL RESULTS: Citizens Overwhelmingly Reject Public School Censorship of Conservative Views

    08/12/2016 12:45:15 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia
    With an indictment unsealed last week, Israeli investigators have sounded an alarm over the illicit use of global aid money to fund Palestinian terrorism. Prosecutors in the city of Beersheba allege that Mohammed El-Halabi, Gaza Strip director of the California-based charity World Vision, transferred tens of millions of dollars to Hamas to buy weapons and build underground attack tunnels. Although World Vision denies fault, the governments of Australia and Germany have halted donations pending investigations. This revelation should spur a broader reassessment of American aid to the Palestinian government. For two decades the Palestinian government has used U.S. and other...
  • French Schools Train 14-Year-Olds To Survive Terror Attacks

    08/12/2016 9:25:18 AM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Aug. 11, 2016 | VICTORIA FRIEDMAN
    Children in French schools will be taught how to survive a terror attack, following a year of Islamic terrorism that shook the nation. The French government has released a statement instructing headteachers on “enhanced measures for school safety”, which outlines new security measures including preparing school children on how to survive terrorist attacks. After the Bataclan massacre in November, the French government published several circulars advising schools on increasing security. But it was after the Nice Bastille Day attack that the Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and Minister for Education Najat Vallaud-Belkacem signed new measures, stating that the “security of schools...
  • Self-Defense in School: Public School Totalitarians Protect Bullies, Punish Victims

    08/10/2016 9:26:28 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 30 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | August 8, 2016
    In every public school environment, there are bullies. Some of them harass and annoy others verbally or through the internet, while others violently assault their victims. The epidemic of school bullying is as a result of a morally neutral, evolution-based school curriculum -- as well as school policies that effectively prohibit self defense in school. These policies are most likely unconstitutional, but there have been no major legal opinions issued as of today (August 8, 2016.) However, a Texas high school student has sued his school district for suspending him for defending himself against violent bullies, and the case is...
  • Homeschooling Not Lawful? [California]

    08/09/2016 1:24:03 PM PDT · by fwdude · 50 replies
    HSLDA ^ | July 25, 2016 | Mike Smith, HSLDA President
    Just when we thought the right to homeschool had been firmly established in California, all of our members in the San Benito High School District received a letter saying, "[U]nder California Law, a home school is not a private school, nor is it a lawful alternative to public school … ." The private school exemption has been used by California homeschoolers since the revival of the movement in the late ’70s. Many school districts and the California Department of Education took the same position that the San Benito High School is now taking. But despite years of official opposition in...
  • Fed Set to Unload Explosive Student Loan Rule That Will Dump Billions on Taxpayers

    08/08/2016 9:16:49 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 73 replies
    CNS News ^ | August 8, 2016 | Phil Kerpen
    Regulations are flying out the door in in Washington, where an already hyper-aggressive Obama administration is looking at its last chance to move its agenda forward while sidestepping Congress. Many of the expensive rules in areas like energy, health care, and finance have drawn widespread public and media scrutiny – which makes it all the more curious that what is likely to be the single most expensive proposed regulation of the year, a Department of Education rule that would discharge billions in student loans, has gone almost completely unnoticed. The proposed rule, titled the “Borrower Defense to Repayment Regulations,” would...
  • James Madison’s Warning Against Federal Meddling in Local Schools: General Welfare Clause Revisited

    08/07/2016 8:36:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/7/16 | KrisAnne Hall
    According to the father of the Constitution the powers delegated to the central government “are few and defined and those that remain in the States are numerous and indefinite.” Federalist Papers #45 Madison also explained that those powers are “reserved to external objects” of “war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce.” He stated that the central government’s power to tax is intended to be limited to those powers. Fed #45 Madison clarified the meaning of the often-abused “clauses” in 1792 during the Cod Fishery Bill debate. Specifically, that the General Welfare, Necessary and Proper, Commerce, and Tax and Spend clauses were...
  • CMS recommends children not be called boys and girls

    08/07/2016 10:26:25 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    wsoctv.com ^ | 8/6/16 | Joe Bruno
    A CMS presentation to principals and counselors recommends kids are not referred to as boys and girls, but instead as scholars and students. DOCUMENT: CMS transgender student presentation Eliminating boy and girl references is one of several policies included in the CMS bully prevention regulations. One policy allows students to participate in extracurricular activities and overnight field trips based on their gender identity. A student who identifies as a girl would be allowed to participate in an "all-girl" overnight trip. Another policy says CMS must evaluate all gender-based activities and "maintain only those that have clear and sound pedagogical purpose."
  • Chicago schools lays off 1,000, about half are teachers

    08/05/2016 6:21:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 5, 2016 5:05 PM EDT
    Chicago Public Schools will lay off about 1,000 employees, nearly half of whom are teachers. Officials with the nation’s third-largest school district characterized the layoffs Friday as part of the “normal” yearly staff movement between schools and that they expect most people will be hired for other jobs. CPS has about 1,000 teaching vacancies. …
  • A request to the athletic department...[Old letter from 1983]

    08/04/2016 12:51:45 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 12 replies
    Imgur ^ | August 4, 2016 | ratadeacero
    A request to the athletic department by ratadeacero 5h "From a friend's FB wall. 'There was a time when athletics was put in the proper perspective at Baylor. See attached my late father's response to the athletic department's request for a "little help" back in the 80s. I found a draft of this letter when we were cleaning out his office and was able to confirm it was sent.' "
  • Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan Wants Boys in Girls’ Restrooms and Showers

    08/03/2016 7:11:35 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 29 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 8/2/2016 | Laurie Higgins
    In an astonishing act of hubris, abrogation of local control over education, and obsequiousness to Barack Obama, Obama-handmaiden Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a “friend of the court” brief” (i.e., an amicus curiae brief) begging for Illinois to be subject to Obama’s illegal command that public schools allow boys in girls’ restrooms and locker rooms and vice versa. Following the “guidance” from Obama’s Department of Education via the Office for Civil Rights to integrate sexually all restrooms and locker rooms in government schools, eleven states led by Texas filed a lawsuit in late May requesting that an injunction...
  • Supreme Court blocks transgender bathroom choice for now

    08/03/2016 3:31:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 3, 2016 | David Ingram
    A Virginia school board may temporarily block a student who was born a girl from using the boys' bathroom while a legal fight over transgender rights proceeds on appeal, the U.S. Supreme Court said on Wednesday. The case is the first time the fight over transgender bathroom rights has reached the Supreme Court, and the subject arrived in the heat of a U.S. presidential election in which the makeup of the court is a central issue. In a brief order, the country's highest court put on hold an order from a lower court that had permitted the high school student...
  • Ca MassResistance:Full-court press against LGBT anti-religion bill during July legislature recess

    08/02/2016 7:04:28 PM PDT · by massmike · 19 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 08/02/2016 | n/a
    The battle to stop the most aggressive LGBT anti-religious legislation in the country, SB 1146, is continuing in California, with California MassResistance in the thick of the fight. While the California Legislature was in recess during the month of July, the fight intensified. California MassResistance activists personally went to numerous Assembly members’ local offices, and engaged them at their public events. (See below.) They also put the pressure on local city governments to formally oppose the bill. SB 1146 would officially label private Christian colleges with Christian values, morality, and even dorm policies which conflict with the LGBT agenda as...
  • 3 Tips for Dealing with After-School Satanist Kids Clubs

    08/01/2016 2:25:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    catholic.com ^ | August 1, 2016 | Trent Horn
    This fall members of the Satanic Temple will offer a series of clubs in U.S. public schools. The goal of these clubs, which cater to children as young as five, is to expose students to ideas about secularism and Satanism they may not have heard before. According to The Washington Post: [The Satanists] point out that Christian evangelical groups already have infiltrated the lives of America’s children through after-school religious programming in public schools, and they appear determined to give young students a choice: Jesus or Satan. “It’s critical that children understand that there are multiple perspectives on all issues,...
  • Two-Thirds of Americans Support Free College Tuition

    08/01/2016 12:40:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 1, 2016 | Martha C. White
    This might be an idea whose time has come: Nearly two-thirds of Americans are in favor of free college for everyone, and about three-quarters think at least some people should be eligible for free college, a new survey shows. As the labor market increasingly benefits the better educated, and as college education and earnings potential become more tightly linked, people are coming around to an idea that seemed radical until very recently. Vermont senator Bernie Sanders touted the idea as a central plank of his primary platform, and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton recently announced her own version, which includes a...
  • Where Ag Fosters Self-Reliance from the Ground Up (K-12)

    08/01/2016 10:38:48 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 2 replies
    Freep | 08-01-2016 | Charles O'Connell
    The diary of a Yankee farmer who stopped writing after 20 years in about 1795, was analyzed for equivalence to professions, in the range of tasks he accomplished.It was found that in that 20 year period, he practiced 200 separate crafts, from wheelrighting to coopering, probably a fair amount of small-scale blacksmithy.Where do you find this today? When something breaks down on the farm, the first stop isn't the NAPA, it's your own machine shop.A clue is that the county west of Sacramento which has UC Davis close by, Yolo County, has the highest proportion, percentage of county land in...