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  • Hungary Bans Gender Studies Since It’s ‘an Ideology, Not a Science’

    10/17/2018 6:57:56 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 36 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 17 Oct, 2018 | Mary Chastain
    Hungary has banned gender studies from universities due to low enrollment, which causes waste of tax payer money, and because there are no more than two sexes. From Fox News: Left-wing critics say it’s academically problematic, politically unheard of in a democratic society, and argue gender studies degrees do lead to jobs. Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has been called the Donald Trump of Europe, signed the decree, which went into effect Saturday, removing gender studies from a list of approved master’s programs, though students already enrolled will be grandfathered in. “The Hungarian government is of the clear view that...
  • Maine East High School student arrested, charged after displaying gun in Snapchat

    10/17/2018 7:32:38 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 34 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | 17 Oct 2018
    DES PLAINES, Ill. (WLS) -- A Maine East High School student was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after he posted on social media holding a gun... A black air-soft replica weapon, which was confirmed to be the weapon shown in the Snapchat posting
  • Teachers Who Pray

    10/17/2018 8:09:02 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 12, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    There is actually an organized group by that name, and they are mostly in public schools. "I have well over a thousand teachers engaging with the Teachers Who Pray network," Marilyn Rhames, the founder of that network told Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Insitute (AEI). "We have 131 school-based chapters, averaging about eight teachers per chapter in district, charter, private, and religious schools." "Most of our teachers work in traditional public schools, though you can say that we are 'agnostic' as to the types of schools we serve." Rhames had her own epiphany on 9/11 when she was working...
  • UPDATE: 17-year-old arrested for making threat related to Shorewood H.S.'s 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

    10/17/2018 2:32:20 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 20 replies
    CBS58 ^ | Oct. 17, 2018 | Lindsey Branwall
    Updated: 4:04 p.m. October 17, 2018 SHOREWOOD, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Shorewood Police say they have investigated after a threat was made on social media to lynch black students at Shorewood High School in relation to the play "To Kill a Mockingbird" that was supposed to have a performance Wednesday night. A 17-year-old male was arrested Wednesday around 3:30 p.m. for making the post. The incident is under investigation. ------ Updated: 1:14 p.m. October 17, 2018 SHOREWOOD, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The latest update from Shorewood High School is that no performance at all will happen. The decision came Tuesday...
  • Professor calls for harassing Republicans at restaurants, sticking 'fingers in their salads'

    10/17/2018 9:25:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 141 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 17, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    The University of Mississippi has condemned a tweet by a faculty member that called on activists to abandon civility and harass Republican senators in public. “Don’t just interrupt a Senator’s meal, y’all,” James Thomas, an assistant professor of sociology, tweeted from his @Insurgent_Prof account on Oct. 6, the day Justice Brett Kavanaugh was sworn into the Supreme Court. “Put your whole damn fingers in their salads,” he wrote. “Take their apps and distribute them to the other diners. Bring boxes and take their food home with you on the way out. They don’t deserve your civility.”
  • Teen Filmed Sex with Teacher During Pep Rally, Say Police

    10/16/2018 11:10:10 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/16/2018 | Merrill Hooe
    Port Barre police say a 25-year-old Louisiana substitute teacher was caught on camera having sex with a 10th grade male student. The couple allegedly skipped out on a high school pep rally for sex in a classroom. Constance Robertson, 25, was arrested Monday and charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile for having sex with the 16-year-old Port Barre High School student, according to KATC. Apparently, the teen recorded their pep rally tryst on his cell phone and, subsequently, shared it with other students. On October 11, school administrators began to hear rumors about the purported sexual misconduct. They...
  • Student goes on shooting spree in Crimean high school, kills 17, wounds 50

    10/17/2018 7:06:40 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 17, 2018 | Amie Ferris-Rotman
    At least 17 people, mostly teenagers, were killed and 50 more wounded when a student went on a shooting spree in his high school in Russia-annexed Crimea on Wednesday, Russian authorities said. Russian investigators identified 18-year-old Vladislav Roslyakov as the attacker, saying he fatally shot himself after the rampage in Kerch, a city in the east of Crimea, which Russia seized from Ukraine four years ago. Reports had initially described the attack as involving explosives with possibly terrorist motives. Russian investigators had initially opened a terrorism probe into the attack, but later changed it to murder. “A preliminary examination of...
  • School board votes to take guns away from monitors (NY)

    10/16/2018 1:49:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    guns.com ^ | Oct. 15, 2018 | Chris Eger
    Armed for decades, the grounds monitors of a New York school district will no longer be allowed to have access to firearms. The Saratoga Springs City School District Board voted last week 5-4 to disarm the group of school security employees, many of whom are former police officers, with the majority siding with advocates who argued firearms did not belong on campus. “I want to stress,” said Superintendent Michael Patton, “that this vote does not imply that we don’t value or support a safe learning environment.” The push to disarm the monitors was backed by Saratogians for Gun Safety, a...
  • College admin warns students of 'disturbing' pro-life display

    10/15/2018 7:44:16 AM PDT · by Salman · 13 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Oct 09, 2018 | Carmen Diaz
    ... “It is possible that this display may contain images that could be disturbing to some members of our community,” the university's message to students read. “This email serves to inform you that these activities will be taking place, should you desire to avoid the area.” “As an institution, we have the right to reasonably regulate the time, place, and manner in which individuals or groups are allowed to exercise the right to freedom of speech,” the school continued, noting that “NDSU Collegians for Life ha[s] followed all institutional expectations and have been approved to conduct these activities. The institution...
  • Christmas songs with “Jesus” excluded from winter concert

    10/14/2018 5:30:40 AM PDT · by blueyon · 42 replies
    NBC12.com ^ | 10/11/19 | Karina Bolster
    MIDLOTHIAN, VA (WWBT) - A Chesterfield parent is concerned after he was told students would not be singing any Christmas songs with the word “Jesus” in them at upcoming concerts. David Allen said he found out about the situation last week from his child who attends Robious Middle School. "It just seems like... everywhere you look everyone's afraid of stepping on someone's toes or everything is being so sensitive," Allen said. This is not the first time his child has taken part in the winter concert; but it’s the first time something like this has happened. "They were unable to...
  • High School Band Who Depicted Shooting Cops During Half-Time Performance Faces a Massive Penalty

    10/13/2018 6:22:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2018 | Beth Baumann
    Last week the Forest Hills High School band's half-time performance depicted police officers being shot. The school faced fierce backlash because two local police officers had just been killed in the line of duty. Now, the band is being penalized by the the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) and could face up to a year-long performance ban, the Clarion Ledger reported. The school district will be allowed to appeal the decision, MHSAA president Todd Kelly said. According to Jackson School District Superintendent Errick Greene, they plan to appeal the decision. "We don't believe for a moment that any...
  • Harnett principal replaced after she asked student not to wear Trump jersey

    10/13/2018 1:13:32 AM PDT · by abb · 59 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | October 12, 2018 | Camila Molina
    A Harnett County high school principal has been replaced, a week after she asked a high school student to remove a jersey that bore President Donald Trump’s name on the back. The Harnett school system on Friday announced a new principal for Harnett Central High School. The district said the change is directly related to the actions taken by former Harnett Central Principal Cindy Gordon last week in asking the student not to wear the Trump shirt. The district announced leadership changes at several of its schools, including Harnett Central, on Friday afternoon. The changes are “effective immediately,” according to...
  • Youth Synod Bishops belittle homeschooling: ‘Are parents qualified?’

    October 12, 2018 (CatholicCulture.org) – From Patrick Reilly of the Cardinal Newman Society, via the National Catholic Register, comes this ominous warning: At the Youth Synod in Rome this week, one of the bishops' discussion groups made some disappointing and ignorant comments about Catholic homeschoolers. In one of the English-language discussion groups at the Synod, a summary of the conversation included these disturbing notes: Home based schools – a model coming from America. USA has many home schoolers – bishops in USA are not united, as homeschooling can have an ideological basis – kids may have special needs are parents...
  • The Campus Diversity Swarm

    10/12/2018 8:39:54 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    City Journal ^ | October 10, 2018 | Mark Pulliam
    By the time a homeowner discovers a termite infestation, chances are that the destructive pests have already caused serious structural damage. So it is with “campus diversity officers,” a category of academic bureaucrat that didn’t even exist until fairly recently. Within a short period, diversity apparatchiks have taken root on most college campuses, and in many cases expanded into sprawling bureaucracies with multimillion-dollar budgets. Diversity departments have become a common campus amenity, like gourmet dorm food, climbing walls, and lazy rivers. Unlike lavish recreational facilities for students, which turn college campuses into an expensive Club U, administrative bureaucracies breed inertia....
  • ‘Don’t Tell the Parents’: Official Advice for Teachers of ‘Trans Children’

    10/12/2018 6:00:44 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | October 12, 2018 | MADELEINE KEARNS
    How can we help “transgender school children” (i.e., school children with gender dysphoria)? The necessarily frank answer is by keeping them away from the overreaching, uncompromising assertions made by the most vocal — though by no means most representative — trans activists. That’s the conclusion I’ve come to after debating a trans “celebrity” for The Spectator podcast about my cover story last week. You can listen here. In my essay, I examine the situation in schools both in the U.K. and the U.S. I start by sharing how, as a teacher in Scotland, I was trained by a government-funded campaign...
  • Ont. teacher charged with sexual assault of 10-year-old student

    10/11/2018 6:57:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    CTV News ^ | Oct. 11, 2018
    An elementary school teacher in Ontario has been charged with the sexual assault of a 10-year-old student. Durham region police say Krystal Wilson, 31, has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of sexual interference involving a 10-year-old male student. Wilson is currently a teacher at nearby Roland Michner Public School and might be known to students as Krystal Clunis.
  • End Liberal Indoctrination In Education, Create TOTAL School Choice

    10/11/2018 7:31:30 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 18 replies
    The most important conservative policy today, the one that is most likely to make this country predominantly conservative over time, is total school choice: $13,000 per student per year school vouchers. Please let me explain. What are school vouchers? It costs about $13,000 per year for one student to attend a government-run school. With school vouchers, parents and students are allowed to take that $13,000 to another school, whether it is government-run or not. The money would follow the student. Of course, if parents and students wanted to spend their children’s $13,000 vouchers on an existing government-run school, they could....
  • Susan Rice’s Republican son allegedly physically assaulted at pro-Kavanaugh event

    10/10/2018 2:13:14 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 61 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10/10/18 | Caleb Parke
    John David Rice-Cameron, the Stanford College Republicans president, is pressing charges against a liberal student who allegedly “hit him” and “forcefully pushed him back” during a pro-Brett Kavanaugh event Tuesday afternoon. Rice-Cameron is the son of controversial Obama administration official Susan Rice, who is rumored to be considering a run against Susan Collins, R-Maine, following her support in the Senate for confirmation of Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. But on the other side of the aisle on the Left Coast, her son is busy working to “Make Stanford Great Again” as an outspoken supporter of President Trump and conservative values....
  • Harnett school principal forces student to remove Trump jersey at patriotic themed football game

    10/10/2018 6:06:46 PM PDT · by pangaea6 · 42 replies
    WTVD ^ | 10/10/2018 | Tim Pulliam
    School principal forces student to remove a jersey with President Trump's name. By Tim Pulliam Updated 1 hr 18 mins ago ANGIER, N.C. (WTVD) -- Mike Collins is disappointed about how he says his 18-year-old son was treated during a high school football game after wearing a jersey printed with President Donald Trump's name. "I think any mother or father would feel like I feel," stated Collins. The theme during Harnett Central High School's football game Friday was to dress patriotically for USA America night. Collins says his son chose to wear the jersey, which was given to him as...
  • Teacher Learns Harsh Lesson After Calling for Kavanaugh Assassination

    10/10/2018 3:22:57 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 31 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 10/09/18 | CILLIAN ZEAL
    A Minnesota teacher who called for the death of Brett Kavanaugh on Twitter has been suspended with pay after the threat was reported to the FBI, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. The unnamed teacher, who goes by the Twitter handle @lookitsSammm, got her fifteen minutes of viral infamy after the minatory tweet on Saturday, according to the Star Tribune. “So whose (sic) going to take one for the team and kill Kavanaugh?” @lookitsSammm wrote.