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  • DNC Hack: For The Love Of God, Don’t Talk About Common Core

    07/27/2016 7:58:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 26, 2016 | Blake Neff
    Leaked emails in the recent Democratic National Committee (DNC) Wikileaks hack reveal that DNC officials view Common Core as a political “third rail” and want party members to avoid talking about it. Well, sometimes, at least. The remarks were made by DNC deputy communications director Eric Walker while discussing a planned video that would denounced the GOP as hostile to teachers. Walker was highly critical of a part of the video that would mention Common Core, and said it had to go at all costs. “Common Core is a political third rail that we should not be touching at all....
  • Explosion of Jihadi Activity on Campus

    07/27/2016 4:07:38 AM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    One of the frontlines in the jihadi campaign to destroy America is on our college campuses, where jihadi front groups find a congenial home protected by left-wing academics, and with a vulnerable population of young Jews to attack. Antisemitic incidents on campus doubled in 2015 – including 56 violent assaults - and doubled again in 2016.
  • The STEM Education Challenge

    07/26/2016 11:08:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Allen West
    (Editors’ note: This column is co-authored by Chris MacFarland)New, robust partnerships between the public and private sectors are needed today to attract and educate the young scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians for tomorrow.A stem is the main trunk of a plant, and STEM — short for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics — is the main trunk of our economy.A plant that gets too little water will fail to grow. Unfortunately, that’s also what’s happening to STEM education in our country today.We’re simply failing to attract and educate a sufficient number of young scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians. Demand for these...
  • K-12: Criminal Minds at Work

    07/25/2016 9:16:13 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 25 July, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    The date is 1900. Professor John Dewey and his cadre of "Progressives" launch an ambitious scheme to transform the country. They want a more collectivist society. For convenience, let's call their goal European Socialism. However, the United States is hostile to Socialism and Communism for another hundred years. Beatrice Webb, founder of the Fabian Society in London, decrees that the word "Socialism" shouldn't be used in America. The recommended euphemism is "Progressivism" and, later on, Liberalism. Socialism, as that term is generally understood, is what Dewey plans for us, but he can't say it. He and his gang must dissemble...
  • Professors, Stop Opining About Trump

    07/25/2016 9:20:37 AM PDT · by Borges · 35 replies
    NYT ^ | 7/16/2016 | Stanley Fish
    Professors are at it again, demonstrating in public how little they understand the responsibilities and limits of their profession. On Monday a group calling itself Historians Against Trump published an “Open Letter to the American People.” The purpose of the letter, the historians tell us, is to warn against “Donald J. Trump’s candidacy and the exceptional challenges it poses to civil society.” They suggest that they are uniquely qualified to issue this warning because they “have a professional obligation as historians to share an understanding of the past upon which a better future may be built.” Or in other words:...
  • New USDA rules eliminate junk food in schools

    07/24/2016 6:11:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    WLNE-TV ^ | July 21, 2016 | Rebecca Turco and ABC News
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Students might notice some changes in the cafeteria when they go back to school in a few weeks. The USDA will announce rules today that require schools to get rid of unhealthy snacks and eliminate students’ exposure to junk food, ABC News has exclusively learned. Rhode Island already complies, having phased in these healthy guidelines about seven years ago, before they were official rules. "We're proud of what we're doing in Rhode Island,” said Elliot Krieger, spokesman for the state Department of Education. “We've been a leading state on this and it's great that our students have...
  • City’s public schools join fight against ‘white power’

    07/24/2016 5:46:18 AM PDT · by milford421 · 65 replies
    NY POST ^ | 7/24/16 | Susan Edelman
    "On the last day of school, Principal Darlene Cameron of Star Academy-PS 63 in the East Village gave her small faculty a chart defining racist and non-racist institutions and asked them to think about where their school fits in. A non-racist institution, among other things, is conscious of and aims to wipe out a culture of “white power,” “white privilege” and “inherent white advantage.” “We fit into the category of white power and privilege!” a white teacher at the K-5 school told her colleagues." "The concept that whites enjoy everyday benefits simply because of their skin color has become the...
  • City’s public schools join fight against ‘white power’

    07/24/2016 8:04:54 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 23, 2016 | Susan Edelman and Isabel Vincent
    On the last day of school, Principal Darlene Cameron of Star Academy-PS 63 in the East Village gave her small faculty a chart defining racist and non-racist institutions and asked them to think about where their school fits in. A non-racist institution, among other things, is conscious of and aims to wipe out a culture of “white power,” “white privilege” and “inherent white advantage.”
  • Education Enabling Cultural Decline

    07/24/2016 8:05:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/24/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    If given everything free, tiny housing units, Internet, smart devices, food, education, Netflix, pot, and public transportation passes, the youth will remain on the globalist environmental social justice train forever as anonymous global citizens Trying to have a rational discussion based on facts with a College of Education graduate who uses Common Core teaching methods, how children learn, and the dumbing down of America’s education, is like trying to reason with a petulant child who happens to be a member of the Communist Party USA. They take everything very personal and in a fascistic way, it’s their way or the...
  • Cities bidding for NCAA games must submit details on discrimination

    07/23/2016 2:56:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | July 22, 2016 | Rick Rothacker
    The NCAA on Friday said cities looking to host future championship games must submit details by Aug. 12 about how they will protect participants from discrimination, a move that could hurt North Carolina's chances of landing future games. The announcement came one day after the NBA said it was moving the 2017 All-Star Weekend from Charlotte over a controversial North Carolina law known as House Bill 2. Cities that have already been awarded games will face a separate questionnaire deadline, which will be determined later, the NCAA said. [Snip] Cities bidding for games now must complete a questionnaire from the...
  • Victims Of Education Department's Unfair Sexual Assault Rules Counterattack With Lawsuits

    07/22/2016 3:53:01 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 1 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 22, 2016 | George Leef
    Administrative law in America is an open invitation to bureaucrats to see how much they can get away with by “interpreting” statutes to expand their power and impose their own will. The Department of Education provides many examples. One of the most appalling is the way officials in the Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) have treated the vague language in Title IX of the 1972 Education Act Amendments as if it gave them plenary authority to control anything on a college campus having to do with alleged sexual misbehavior. The wording says: “No person in the United States shall,...
  • De Blasio angers UFT with latest relaxation of school discipline

    07/22/2016 12:39:39 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 21, 2016 | Selim Algar
    The de Blasio administration rolled out new set of relaxed disciplinary reforms for schoolchildren on Thursday that even managed to roil a recent ally, the head of the teachers union. Along with the Department of Education, de Blasio announced a total ban on suspensions for students in kindergarten through second grade claiming the current disciplinary tactics disproportionately affect students of color and those with disabilities.
  • NEA for Hillary email

    07/21/2016 11:12:53 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 32 replies
    email | 21 July 2016 | Lily Eskelsen García
    [Wife's name], I just finished watching Donald Trump's speech tonight. He's trying so hard to convince people he's a statesman. But I'm not fooled by what I just heard, and no one who works in education should be, either. It's more obvious than ever that this man has a dangerous, disturbing vision of America. That he's committed to dividing us, cultivating fear, and exploiting frustration. Tonight, Donald Trump showed exactly why we can't afford to let him near the White House. If you agree, add your name to our list of educators ready to keep Trump out of the...
  • Should Students Learn About Black Lives Matter in School?

    07/21/2016 12:44:10 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 21, 2016 | Haley Glatter
    If the Chicago social-studies teacher Gregory Michie waits for a textbook to teach his students about the Black Lives Matter movement, the first seventh-graders to hear the lesson won’t be born for another seven years. Despite the historical implications of that movement, bureaucratic timelines all but quash any possibility that students might learn about today’s events from an actual history textbook in the near future. According to Anthony Pellegrino, an assistant professor of education at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, many school districts receive new books on a seven-year cycle. However, in some states, schools don’t receive new books for 10...
  • Tots Caught: Tehran Kindergarten Shut Down Over Mixed-Gender Swimming Pool

    07/20/2016 3:30:39 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 6 replies
    A welfare department official for Tehran Province, Ebrahim Ghafari, announced the temporary closure in a July 19 interview with the hard-line Tasnim news agency, which earlier this week published a critical report that included photos in which young children in boys' and girls' swimsuits could be seen together in a pool. ... Ghafari said that an emergency meeting followed at which authorities decided that the kindergarten would be shut down temporarily for not respecting "rules and norms."
  • Parent of Minnesota student who committed suicide files lawsuit against school district

    07/20/2016 10:42:26 AM PDT · by mn-bush-man · 23 replies
    West Central Tribune ^ | 7/20/2016 | Duluth News Tribune
    A federal lawsuit filed by the parent of a Lincoln Park Middle School student alleges his son's 2015 suicide was the result of "severe and pervasive harassment" — and the Duluth school district's failure to stop it. Todd Seehus is suing the Duluth school district, its school board and former and current administrators at the school because of their alleged disregard of complaints about students bullying Tristan Seehus, 13, who killed himself in February 2015. Tristan was harassed verbally and physically because of his perceived sexual orientation or gender expression, according to the complaint, filed Friday in U.S. District Court....
  • Irony Alert! Qatar Foundation Writes in a Terror Clause in Grant Contract with Austin ISD

    07/20/2016 10:53:53 AM PDT · by magna carta · 1 replies
    Stop The Magnet ^ | July 20,2016 | magna carta
    This organization has been in the front lines in raising attention to Wahhabi Emirate Qatar Foundation penetration into US schools under the guise of Arabic Language learning. Haven't you heard that language learning "increases a child's cognitive development"? Yea right. Qatar makes sure that it's worthwhile though, in dropping off hundreds of thousands of dollars to "bridge" our worlds. The multicultural marxists just lap this up, not just the school board apparatchiks lined up with Islamocommie in the White House. All of this of course traces back to Common Core iniatives, such as Connect All Schools in bridging and indoctrinating...
  • The New Christian Black Leadership

    07/20/2016 10:28:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2016 | Star Parker
    All eyes should be on Florida to see the seeds of change in black America. The issue is school choice and the nation's largest private school choice scholarship program, the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship, enacted in Florida in 2001 under Gov. Jeb Bush. Students receive scholarships to attend the school of their choice from Scholarship Funding Organizations. The FSOs are funded through donations from businesses that receive tax credits on corporate taxes and insurance premium taxes. It sounds like a no-brainer that this makes all the sense in the world. It's all voluntary; businesses choose to contribute and freedom and...
  • Walter Williams: Challenges for Black People: Part II

    07/19/2016 9:44:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 20, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    The prospects for a better future are nearly hopeless for roughly 20 percent of black people — those who reside in big-city crime-infested and dysfunctional neighborhoods. There is virtually nothing that can be done about it without a major rebuilding of the black community from within. Let's examine some of the aspects of the problem and the dismal prognosis, given the status quo. The most important social unit is the family. Many talk about the "breakdown" in the black family when a far more accurate description is that the family doesn't form in the first place. About 73 percent of...
  • Atheist group cautions schools: No field trips to Noah’s Ark theme park

    07/19/2016 6:39:07 AM PDT · by Hube · 27 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 7/18/2016 | Dave Huber
    That ‘ol Freedom From Religion Foundation is at it again, this time sending out letters to “every public school district in Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, West Virginia and Ohio” warning them not to undertake field trips to a Noah’s Ark theme park — Ark Encounter — because they would “violate” the First Amendment. The FFRF specifically mentions the park’s owner, Ken Ham, stating he “is free to erect monuments to his bible, but public schools are not permitted to expose the children in their charge to religious myths and proselytizing.” In response, Ham lowered the admission price for kids to $1,...
  • "Cyberbullying" restrictions -- the path to school tyranny

    07/18/2016 2:01:41 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 9 replies
    ResistanceMedia ^ | July 18, 2016
    "Any society that would give up essential liberty to gain a little temporary safety deserves neither and lose both." -- Benjamin Franklin (paraphrased) Schools demand control over students' social media postings in order to prevent "cyberbullying" - students bullying others online. The problem of "cyberbullying" is certainly a very real problem - and a symptom of a larger cultural collapse in public schools. However, the problem of "cyberbullying" (and other forms of bullying) was largely created by the public schools through the evolutionist curriculum (read more about evolution here) and other factors. How can we expect the same people who...
  • Union Contract Delivers Five-Year Salary Freeze for State's Teacher of the Year

    07/18/2016 8:49:32 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/13/2016 | Tom Gantert
    In May, the state Department of Education named Tracy Horodyski as Michigan’s 2016-17 Teacher of the Year. But Horodyski, who has 16 years of classroom experience teaching at Kenowa Hills Public Schools in Kent County, won’t see any salary raise coming from the school district, due to a provision in her union contract. Like all Michigan teachers union contracts, the one at Kenowa Hills bases an individual's salary on just two criteria – the number of educational credentials acquired and years of service. The Kenowa Hills Public Schools teachers contract has 28 seniority-based pay tiers or "steps." There is generally...
  • White working-class boys are being put off university by success stories of celebrities who neverWhi

    07/17/2016 8:48:28 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 31 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 17 July 2016 | By Ross Parker For The Daily Mail
    They're known as some of the most inspirational businessmen in history. But the success of industry giants such as Sir Richard Branson and Lord Sugar is actually putting working-class boys off of further education. A number of high profile celebrities who have gone on to make their fortunes after dropping out of education or choosing to not go to university are inspiring young men to following in their footsteps, according to a new report.
  • University Football Player Cory Batey Raped White Woman As Revenge For Slavery …

    07/16/2016 4:45:18 PM PDT · by orchestra · 117 replies
    Down Trend ^ | 7/16/2016 | V. Saxena
    When Vanderbilt University football player Cory Batey and three of his buddies raped a 21-year-old white woman on June 23, 2013, he said this to her: “That’s for 400 years of slavery, you bitch!” Speaking at Batey’s sentencing hearing this Friday, the unnamed victim described how even after the sexual assault, the football player continued to abuse her by degrading her with more hateful speech and urinating on her face, according to The Tennessean. “Something permanent snapped that day,” she said. “I felt myself detach from my body. Now, I feel like I’m walking around in the shell of someone...
  • After school board ruling, new concerns about California’s LGBT education law

    07/16/2016 10:58:51 AM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 16 replies
    The Extract ^ | July 16, 2016
    Following the implementation of a first-of-its-kind law, California schools are now prepared to heavily inject history lessons with tales of gay activism. The law went into effect in 2012 and at the time of its passage made California the only state in the nation to regulate how LGBT figures are represented in public school curricula. Specific changes approved last week by the state education board include introducing and normalizing two-mother or two-father families to students as young as 7. In fourth grade, students will learn about outspoken gay L.A. politician Harvey Milk. The shoehorning of gay culture into existing history...
  • VA Board of Education to hold public hearings across Virginia

    07/15/2016 2:05:10 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 6 replies
    from an email
    The Virginia Board of Education will hold a series of public hearings in July and August to gather feedback from families, educators, and community members on student expectations, how schools are accredited, and school resources. The hearings are scheduled for the following dates and locations: Thursday, July 14 - Manassas 6:30 pm Osbourn High School (Auditorium) 9005 Tudor Lane Manassas, VA 20110 Tuesday, July 19 - Williamsburg-James City County 6:30 pm Lafayette High School (Auditorium) 4460 Longhill Road Williamsburg, VA 23188 Wednesday, August 24 - Abingdon 6:30 pm Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center One Partnership Cir Abingdon, VA 24210 Thursday,...
  • School Administrator in Line for $58,000 Increase in Pay

    07/15/2016 10:39:57 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/11/2016 | Derek Draplin
    A top Brighton Area Schools administrator is slated to get a $58,000 annual raise in addition to a $121,931 base salary and a professorial position at a college, drawing criticism from two school board members. The Brighton Area Schools Board of Education will vote Monday on whether Maria Gistinger, assistant superintendent of finance for the district, will get the raise for also serving as director of community education. The new contract would last two years and require Gistinger to work 260 days a year. In addition to her Brighton administrative duties, Gistinger also serves as a full-time professor of accounting...
  • New AP European History framework ignores religion, snubs Churchill, whitewashes communism: REPORT

    07/15/2016 10:57:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    The College Fix ^ | June 29, 2016 | Kate Hardiman, University of Notre Dame
    The new Advanced Placement European History framework has received a makeover that eliminates religion’s influence on the development of Western Civilization, ignores Winston Churchill, whitewashes the evils of communism, and lauds the welfare state, according to David Randall with the right-of-center National Association of Scholars. […] Virtually all mention of religion in the 19th century is removed, and several key figures such as Christopher Columbus and Winston Churchill are not mentioned in the College Board’s framework, Randall said. […] The College Board’s new AP European History examination, which debuted last year, “turns Europe’s history into a foreshortened, neo-Marxist, generic narrative...
  • Texas professor claims concealed carry will force her to give A’s or get shot

    07/15/2016 9:08:39 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 81 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/15/16 | Doug Book, Editor
    Jessica Smartt Gullion, an assistant professor at the Texas Woman’s University, has decided that allowing students to carry concealed weapons would force the school’s educators to give students higher grades than they deserve. On August 1st, the state’s campus carry law goes into effect, allowing individuals with a concealed carry license to carry a firearm in all 4 year colleges and universities throughout the state. University of Texas professors Lynn Glass, Lisa Moore and Mia Carter decided to file a lawsuit, asking for an injunction to prevent the law going into effect. They contend that the presence of guns in...
  • LGBT history lessons heading for California classrooms

    07/14/2016 9:41:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 14, 2016 7:30 PM EDT | Lisa Leff
    In second grade, California students will learn about families with two moms or two dads. Two years later, while studying how immigrants have shaped the Golden State, they will hear how New York native Harvey Milk became a pioneering gay politician in San Francisco. The State Board of Education unanimously approved those changes in classroom instruction Thursday to comply with the nation’s first law requiring public schools to include prominent gay Americans and LGBT rights milestones in history classes. The updates are part of a broader overhaul of California’s history and social science curriculum. During four hours of public testimony,...
  • 1950s dance theme shot down by Harvard student committee because it’s racist

    07/14/2016 2:12:38 PM PDT · by Hube · 66 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 7/14/2016 | Greg Piper
    The 1950s mean one thing and one thing only for a subset of Harvard students: RACISM. Exclusive emails obtained by the Young America’s Foundation show “the outcry of a few students” after the residents of Adams House voted to host a dance with a “1950s theme.” The committee ended up ditching the will of the voters and changing the theme to “sock hop,” either unaware that sock hops became popular in the 1950s or counting on the ignorance of their residents. (It ended up being well-attended and reasonably diverse, so probably ignorance.) The initial response to the 1950s theme was...
  • RACISM!! Houston community says student leader must go after ‘All Lives Matter’ post

    07/14/2016 9:02:32 AM PDT · by Hube · 23 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 7/14/2016 | Dave Huber
    It was bad enough when Purdue University recently called in student Joshua Nash for a “required Administrative Meeting” to discuss his “controversial” (and personal) Facebook posts. It got even worse when they notified him that, due to his comment “Black Lives Matter is trash because they do not really care about black lives,” he could face disciplinary action — “up to and including expulsion.” (Purdue has since backed off.) Nash has also gotten a lot of heat from fellow students, reportedly including death threats. Now, the student body vice-president at the University of Houston is facing a similar situation. Rohini...
  • Texas Tech Black Student Group: Blue and White Lives DON’T Matter

    07/14/2016 9:54:34 AM PDT · by DFG · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/14/2016 | Bob Price
    Students from the Texas Tech University Black Students Association (@TTUBSA) reportedly tweeted a hate-filled message on the day before five Dallas-area police officers were ambushed by a lone gunman. The tweet was quickly taken down following strong community reactions. The tweet sent out by @TTUBSA stated, “All lives don’t matter [sic]… While lives don’t mater… Blue lives don’t matter… #BlackLivesMatter.” Following negative responses from the community, the tweet was taken down and the account was closed. The account has since re-opened with a single tweet apologizing for the previous tweet.
  • UPDATE: Purdue Now Says It Won’t Expel Student Who Criticized Black Lives Matter

    07/13/2016 10:03:24 PM PDT · by Enchante · 29 replies
    Heat Street ^ | July 13, 2016 | Staff
    By Heat Street Staff | 7:11 pm, July 13, 2016 Purdue University this afternoon has issued a statement in the case of a student allegedly threatened with expulsion — and definitely the recipient of death threats — for criticizing Black Lives Matter on Facebook. Joshua Nash, a biology major who is gay and refers to himself as a “dangerous faggot” in his Twitter bio (a reference to conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos) was summoned to a mandatory “Administrative Meeting” after a student reported a posting of his made on Facebook. According to Nash, the Facebook posting was to the effect that...
  • Guess which candidate runs a fraudulent University? (NOT Trump!)

    07/13/2016 8:23:02 PM PDT · by dangus · 13 replies
    7-13-16 10:44 PM | Dangus
    The heart of the lawsuits against Trump University is that it isn't actually a university, based on the fact that it doesn't issue accredited degrees. Neither, of course does CGI University. Never heard of it? It's the Clinton Global Initiative University. Trump University teaches you how to be an entrepreneur; Clinton University teaches you how to "make a personal commitment for change." Unlike Trump University, there are no curricula. From its web site: Since 2008, students have made more than 6,250 Commitments to Action, and nearly $3 million in funding has been awarded to these commitment-makers. That's less than $500...
  • TX: Three Professors Sue to Prevent Exercise of Second Amendment Rights by Citing Second Amendment

    07/13/2016 8:58:25 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Sometimes the pronouncements of the disarmists are so absurd that it becomes hard to believe that they actually wrote what they wrote.  But then, the current crop of leftists seem to believe that reality is what they intend it to be. Three professors at the University of Texas, Austin have filed suit against the state Attorney General, the President of the University of Texas at Austin, and the members of the Board of Regents of the University of Texas at Austin. The suit was filed on 6 June of 2016 in the United States District Court for the Western...
  • University Student Who Criticized Black Lives Matter Faces Expulsion, Death Threats

    07/12/2016 1:16:03 PM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Heat Street ^ | July 12, 2016 | Kassy Dillon
    On Wednesday, July 6th, Purdue University summoned Joshua Nash to meet with the Director of Student Assistance in regards to a “comment on Facebook.” Nash believes this meeting is due to a post where he said that “Black Lives Matter is trash because they do not really care about black lives. They simply care about making money and disrupting events for dead people.”
  • Collingswood police questioned schoolkids about brownies, name-calling, a zombie drawing

    07/09/2016 12:54:34 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 24 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 07/09/2016 | Emma Platoff
    Two kindergartners fighting. One student calling another "fat" because the first called him "short." A rough game of tag. And an alleged racist comment about brownies at a third-grade class party that drew national attention. These were among 22 complaints Collingswood police investigated during the last month of school, when officials in the district of 1,875 students began reporting nearly every incident of student misbehavior to law enforcement as part of a new policy.
  • Why Not Ban The College Degree Box?

    07/08/2016 10:04:51 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 7, 2016 | George Leef
    Of late, the Obama administration has been applying pressure to ban the criminal record box – that is, to keep employers from asking if an applicant has ever been convicted. That is supposed to open up more job opportunities for people who have criminal records. It could, but then it could also have harmful consequences if people with past criminal records and current criminal intent are put in jobs where they can commit more crimes. (Another objection is that the federal government has no constitutional authority to dictate hiring policies, but let’s put that aside.) There is another hiring policy...
  • Anti-gun prof calls for shooting up NRA, ensuring 'no survivors'

    07/06/2016 6:39:05 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 115 replies
    mmunity College (SSCC) is under investigation for threatening to shoot up the NRA. James Pearce wrote a Facebook post on June 13 calling on other "anti-gun types" to "storm the NRA headquarters" and "make sure there are no survivors." SSCC is allowing law enforcement to investigate the case, and suggested a negative finding could be grounds for termination
  • Emails: White House Task Force Member Gunned For Fraternity Smeared In Rolling Stone Article

    07/05/2016 8:39:32 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 11 replies
    A former White House college sexual assault task force member appears to have been gunning for a University of Virginia fraternity smeared in a Rolling Stone article about a now-debunked campus gang rape, newly released emails show. “I want to see these guys gone and I want to keep it as legally sound as possible,” UVA alum Emily Renda wrote to Rolling Stone reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely in July 2014, several months before the Rolling Stone article “A Rape on Campus” was published. At the time, Renda was working in a gender-based violence prevention program at the school. That spring...
  • Clinton: Trump 'should not have anything to do with our children’s education'

    07/05/2016 9:27:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | July 5, 2016 | Ben Kamisar
    Hillary Clinton on Tuesday eviscerated Donald Trump’s commitment to education, warning that he would gut education and poses as a dangerous example for America’s youth. She criticized Trump’s call to eliminate most of the Department of Education by accusing him of trying to “leave out our most vulnerable students and let them fend for themselves” by eliminating agency programs like Pell Grants and access to Pre-K, and lowering taxes for the wealthy instead of investing in education. “The bottom line is—just like Trump should not have his finger on the button or his hands on our economy, he should not...
  • Spelman, Morehouse investigate gang-rape allegations posted by anonymous Twitter account

    07/04/2016 9:19:44 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 5 | Elahe Izadi
    Two historically black colleges in Atlanta are investigating sexual-assault allegations posted on an anonymous Twitter account that described the rape of a Spelman student by four Morehouse students. The alleged gang rape at a party was detailed in series of tweets posted Monday under the handle @RapedAtSpelman, which self-identified as a freshman at the women’s college.
  • College: ‘Make America Great Again’ slogan banned as ‘racialized, targeted attack’

    07/04/2016 2:04:20 PM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 44 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | July 3, 2016 | Rebecca Downs
    Those who support Donald Trump on campus continue to be punished, as his campaign slogan of “Make America Great Again” is considered a racial attack by Skidmore College’s Bias Response Group. The incidents took place in March and April in separate buildings on the whiteboard of two female faculty of color, including one who had “immigrant parentage,” The College Fix reported. The messages were described as “Written slur or graffiti” in the group’s report. In the case of the faculty member who had “immigrant parentage,” the summary noted that the slogan “is associated with the political campaign of a candidate...
  • High schooler who was homeless for THREE YEARS after his mother died graduates top of his class

    07/04/2016 1:28:34 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 4 July 2016 | Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com
    A Texas high schooler left homeless after the death of his mom has graduated top of his class and even won a full college scholarship. Liyjon DeSilva was just five years old when he lost his mother, and spent the next few years living with between different relatives until he was finally just abandoned. But even while he was spending his nights sleeping in parking lots or on park benches in southwest Houston, Texas he never considered missing school.
  • Behind college gun clubs, a Connecticut backer

    "In this case of a gun lobbying group who wants to start gun clubs on campus and would fund universities to help in that effort,’’ Hoffman said, “it just sounds to me like a preposterous idea, given the situation that we’re in today, with so much gun violence taking place in educational institutions from elementary schools and secondary schools to universities.”
  • “What the Young Man Should Know” From Harper’s Magazine 1933

    07/04/2016 6:27:39 AM PDT · by vannrox · 38 replies
    The Art of manliness ^ | 1933 (reprinted October 2, 2012) | Robert Littell
    Editor’s note: An AoM reader recently wrote me a letter recommending I look up this old essay, which originally appeared in Harper’s Magazine in March 1933. I did so, and was delighted by what I found. In the piece, Robert Littell takes on a classic genre: the listing of those skills every man should know. Naturally the fun of such lists is the passionate discussion that results from men adding their two cents as to what belongs and what doesn’t, and what should have been included instead, and I’m sure Littell’s list will have you both nodding and shaking your...
  • 'Drunkorexia' is the newest trend to rise on college campuses

    07/03/2016 10:39:41 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 July 2016 | By Dailymail.com Reporter
    A new dangerous eating disorder has been plaguing college campuses, a study has found. 'Drunkorexia' describes a behavior when a student will skip a meal or exercise excessively before drinking. They will then deliberately purge during or afterward. The main point of drunkorexia is to cut down on calories and instead save them for drinking. It's intent is also to increase a buzz when drinking.
  • Newtown middle school teacher who took loaded .45-caliber pistol to school resigns (Insanity!)

    07/03/2016 7:07:32 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies
    NEWTOWN, Conn. — A middle school teacher in Newtown, Connecticut, accused of carrying a loaded .45-caliber pistol in a holster inside the school has resigned. Newtown School Superintendent Joseph Erardi confirmed Saturday that Jason Adams resigned at the end of the school year. The teacher at Newtown Middle School was arrested on April 6 after police say he was seen with the pistol and detained by school security.
  • Stop Calling Them Warriors - Social Justice Whiners Are Anything But

    07/03/2016 10:02:17 AM PDT · by seekthetruth · 26 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | June 10, 2016 | Michael Anderson
    The titles of “hero” or warrior” are probably two of the most appropriated titles today by those who are the least deserving of that distinction. They do not walk a warrior’s humble path of honor and self-sacrifice but, instead, seek fame pursuing a selfish agenda through intimidation and threats of violence. This is no truer than those screaming children at our universities along with their liberal professors screaming for muscle or those threatening riots if a particular candidate is elected President of the United States.