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  • Fox's Jeanine Pirro Exposes Appalling Results of 1982 Illegal-Immigrant Education Decision

    03/29/2017 7:36:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | March 29, 2017 | Tom Blumer
    CNN's Brian Stelter angrily contends that the rape of a 14 year-old girl at Rockville High School in Montgomery County, Maryland on March 16 at the hands of two late-teen illegal immigrant freshman classmates should never have been a national story — and the fact that it is to an extent, despite obvious attempts to blackball it by the Big Three broadcast networks, is all Fox News's fault. The real question, which the public education establishment and their accomplices in the press don't want anyone to ask, is this: What has happened in the nation's schools during the past 35 years as...
  • U.S. Department of Education Indoctrinates Students Into Islam

    03/29/2017 7:26:31 PM PDT · by Jane Long · 33 replies
    Christian Action Network ^ | March 28, 2017 | Marty M
    PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Department of Education Indoctrinates Students Into Islam Christian Action Network (CAN) has sent a Letter of Demand to the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) mandating that it cease its Islamic education program for the nations public schools. The DOE Islamic education program is currently being presented to the nations schools and teachers through the PBS LearningMedia website. If the conditions of its Letter of Demand are not met within 60 days, CAN will bring a federal lawsuit against the DOE challenging the constitutionality of the federally funded program. CAN is also issuing a Letter of Demand to...
  • Students Confess Their Sins At 'Masculinity Confession Booth'

    03/29/2017 2:54:47 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 27, 2017 | Rob Shimshock
    A university will be hosting a "Masculinity Confession Booth" along with a number of other workshops and screenings to combat "hypermasculinity." "We have all reinforced hypermasculinity one way or another regardless of our gender!!" explains the University of Regina event description. "Come and share your sins so we can begin to discuss how to identify and change our ways !!!" [Snip] The Masculinity Confession Booth will be making its debut Monday, but is also listed on the schedule for Tuesday through Thursday - days on which students can also attend a "Healthy Relationships and Healthy Masculinity Workshop." Yet another event...
  • Rollins student, prof clashed for weeks in religion class

    03/29/2017 12:04:45 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 25 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 28, 2017 | By Gabrielle Russon
    A Rollins College student who has accused his Muslim professor of religious discrimination has been clashing with his teacher since the semester started, court records show. Areej Zufari, the professor, was so concerned about the behavior of Marshall Polston, 20, that she filed a protection against stalking request against him on Friday in Orange Circuit Court. Rollins has temporarily suspended Polston from school. The injunction request includes a long email that Polston, a Christian, sent to the professor after he received a failing grade on an essay in the Middle Eastern humanities class. Quite frankly the grade you assigned to...
  • Educational Sabotage

    03/29/2017 5:00:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    Nationally, black junior high and high school students are suspended at a rate more than three times as often as their white peers, twice as often as their Latino peers and more than 10 times as often as their Asian peers. According to former Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, the "huge disparity is not caused by differences in children; it's caused by differences in training, professional development, and discipline policies. It is adult behavior that needs to change." In other words, the Education Department sees no difference between the behavior of black students and white, Latino and Asian students....
  • President Ronald Reagan Radio Address to the Nation on Prayer in Schools

    03/28/2017 11:22:29 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 11 replies
    http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=39565 ^ | February 25, 1984 | President Ronald Reagan
    My fellow Americans: From the early days of the colonies, prayer in school was practiced and revered as an important tradition. Indeed, for nearly 200 years of our nation's history, it was considered a natural expression of our religious freedom. But in 1962 the Supreme Court handed down a controversial decision prohibiting prayer in public schools. Sometimes I can't help but feel the first amendment is being turned on its head. Because ask yourselves: Can it really be true that the first amendment can permit Nazis and Ku Klux Klansmen to march on public property, advocate the extermination of people...
  • Los Angeles Middle School Faces Budget Cut For Having Too Many White People

    03/27/2017 7:02:47 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/27/2017 | Amber Randall
    Los Angeles parents are outraged after their middle school announced budget cuts because there are too many white students, according to Sunday reports. Walter Reed Middle School announced there would be layoffs and larger classes because the schools white student body is too big, reports ABC 7. The Los Angeles Unified School District gives schools money only if white students make up no more than thirty percent of the student population. Walter Reed Middle Schools white population increased heavily over the past few years, leading to the budget cut announcement. Parents remained unhappy with the announcement, citing concerns for their...
  • UC Berkeley Holds "Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon" to Fix Site "Gender Trouble"

    03/27/2017 3:33:44 PM PDT · by rightistight · 13 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 3/27/17 | Aurelius
    UC Berkeley held a "Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon" last week, training people who came on how to edit Wikipedia to me more feminist-friendly. "Wikimedias gender trouble is well-documented," Berkeley's Event Calendar asserts. "While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the effect is not: content is skewed by the lack of female participation. Lets change that!" Previous experience editing Wikipedia is not required, the event states: "Drop by the Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, learn how to edit Wikipedia and make a few changes of your own!" Students were invited to stay the entire afternoon correcting Wikipedia's "gender trouble"...
  • NoHo school budget cuts due to high white student percentage sparks outrage

    03/27/2017 3:20:32 PM PDT · by blueyon · 40 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 3/26/17 | John Gregory
    NORTH HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Outrage has grown at Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood, as the school faces layoffs and increased class sizes due to a law limiting funds for schools with a higher white student body. The Los Angeles Unified School District provides more funding for schools where the white population is below 30 percent. In a letter to parents, the district noted the highly regarded middle school had been above the percentage for the past couple years. The racial formula was a condition imposed by court decisions dealing with desegregation in the 1970s. Parents, however,...
  • Politically correct to the level of silly

    03/27/2017 7:45:33 AM PDT · by SandRat · 22 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Elizabeth Cowan
    We stumbled across a snarky quotation by an unknown genius that sums up the sensitive, the weird and the technologically coddled among us. Have you ever listened to someone for a while and wondered who ties your shoelaces for you? That was a valid question for a bygone time. But today, the answer may explain a lot about the direction of the intellectually challenged among us. Most people wear slip-on shoes, be they loafers, flip-flops, sandals, or womens footwear. The exception may be athletes who still wear lace-up athletic shoes. Are they compelled to take a retro class in shoelace-tying...
  • Survey Finds Foreign Students Arent Applying to American Colleges

    03/27/2017 11:29:33 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    NBC News ^ | 25 March 2017 | Ron Allen
    Application and acceptance season is underway at America's colleges and universities. But this year, some institutions of higher learning may see a noticeable dip in attendance from one group purposely choosing to stay home: foreign students. Applications from international students from countries such as China, India and in particular, the Middle East, are down this year at nearly 40 percent of schools that answered a recent survey by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. Educators, recruiters and school officials report that the perception of America has changed for international students, and it just doesn't seem to be...
  • NYU Attorney: We Must "Wash Away the Blackface of White Librarianship"

    03/25/2017 12:29:18 PM PDT · by rightistight · 95 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 3/25/17 | Aurelius
    April Hathcock, an attorney and NYU librarian, argues that "whiteness... has permeated every aspect of librarianship" and must be "dismantled." Her article, titled "White Librarianship in Blackface: Diversity Initiatives in LIS," offers ways to "correct for whiteness" in the field of librarians. "It is no secret that librarianship has traditionally been and continues to be a profession dominated by whiteness," Ms. Hathcock begins her piece. "In this article, I use whiteness to refer not only to the socio-cultural differential of power and privilege that results from categories of race and ethnicity;" she writes. "It also stands as a marker for...
  • Boy suspended for taking (shotgun bullet) shell casing to preschool, mom's Facebook post goes viral

    03/25/2017 7:15:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 102 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 24, 2017
    An Illinois mom behind a viral Facebook post spoke to Fox 2/News 11 Wednesday. Her son, Hunter, 4, has been suspended from his preschool for bringing a shell casing from a fired bullet to school. He'd been at the preschool for about a year, she said, and now was in tears. Neither she nor Hunter's dad knew it, but he found something he thought was pretty neat and he took it to school Tuesday to show his friends. [Snip] Well....when I was escorted to the office for a sit down. I was handed a tiny .22 empty brass casing. Not...
  • Christians Urged to Pull Children From Public Schools

    03/24/2017 5:03:59 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 58 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 March 2017 | Alex Newman
    The warning was clear: Christian parents should pull their children out of public schools, now, to protect them from spiritual damage, extreme indoctrination, and other serious problems. Pastors and churches should work to encourage that exodus, helping and encouraging families to put their kids in homeschools or private Christian schools as quickly as possible. The alternative will be the continued decline of the church in America and an acceleration of the nation's decline. That was the explosive message of an evangelical ministry leader speaking as a guest this week on one of America's top Christian radio programs.Dr. James Dobson, one...
  • About half of Detroit can't read

    03/24/2017 10:39:29 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 76 replies
    BoingBoing ^ | 23 March 2017 | Andrea James
    America's public education system is failing the citizens of Detroit, where the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund reports that 47% of people in Detroit are illiterate. In nearby suburbs, up to one-third are functionally illiterate. The report, titled "Addressing Detroit's Basic Skills Crisis" makes the problem seem as intractible as the Flint water crisis that is about to hit its third anniversary. Director Karen Tyler-Ruiz described that level of illiteracy to WWJ: "Not able to fill out basic forms, for getting a job those types of basic everyday (things). Reading a prescription; whats on the bottle, how many you should...
  • Wellesley profs call engaging with controversial arguments an imposition on students

    03/24/2017 10:30:35 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    FIRE ^ | 21 March 2017 | Alex Morey and Samantha Harris
    In an email to fellow faculty yesterday afternoon, a committee of Wellesley College professors made several startling recommendations about how they think future campus speakers should be chosen. If implemented, the proposals by the faculty Commission for Ethnicity, Race, and Equity would have a profound impact on the quality and quantity of voices Wellesley students would be permitted to hear. FIRE has obtained the email, sent by one of the signatories to a faculty listserv, and republished it in full below. While paying lip service to free speech, the email is remarkable in its contempt for free and open dialogue...
  • Liberals Prefer Illegal Aliens Over Your Kids

    03/23/2017 3:39:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    A few weeks ago in this space I asked a simple question: How many victims of illegal alien crime will be enough to make Democrats and the media care about illegal alien crime?The answer was simple – there is no number. They’ll never care because they’ve hitched their fate to the prospect of legalizing illegals and winning their votes. But the problem they back-burner for political gain still smolders, and last week it claimed another victim…all in the name of “progress.”Montgomery County, Md., is one of the richest counties in the country. It’s also an extremely left-wing progressive county that...
  • NC State Sponsors Event to Let Students Know that White People are Racist

    03/23/2017 4:16:29 PM PDT · by rightistight · 35 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 3/23/17 | Aurelius
    As part of "Diversity Education Week," NC States Union Activities Board hosted an event today called "Dear White People," in which white students are told directly that they are racist. The signs ranged from asking white people if they have read the 13th Amendment to statements that said that "dating a black person to piss off your parents is a form of racism." Another sign read, "Dear White People: Are you tired of your hum drum, Wonderbread existence of accidental racism and wishing you could sip on Henny out yo crunk cup without a [expletive] giving you the side-eye? Course...
  • Missouri teacher accused of sexual misconduct faces 20 felonies

    03/23/2017 8:57:32 AM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    fox2 ^ | march 23, 2017 | AP
    MAYSVILLE, Mo. (AP) _ A suspended northwest Missouri teacher has been charged with sexual misconduct with 10 teenage students. Thirty-nine-year-old Rodney Thomas, of Cameron, was charged Tuesday in DeKalb County with 20 felonies, including statutory sodomy and sexual contact with a student. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.
  • All Three Networks Ignore Report on 14-Yr-Old Girl Raped Inside Her School by Illegal Alien

    03/22/2017 12:35:26 PM PDT · by drewh · 13 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 22, 2017 | 11:08 AM EDT | Kristine Marsh
    Last Thursday, a young girl attending Rockville High School in Maryland was brutally gang raped in her schools bathroom by two fellow students, at least one of which was in the country illegally. Jose O. Montano, 17, from El Salvador, and Henry E. Sanchez-Milian, 18, from Guatemala, were charged last week with raping their 14-year-old female classmate in the schools mens bathroom. Both had only been in Montgomery County for a few months before they were placed in the schools 9th grade class. Sanchez-Milian is a confirmed illegal immigrant that is being detained by ICE officials while officials will not...
  • Boston Schools Change Maps to De-colonize History

    03/22/2017 11:58:41 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    The Dennis Prager Show ^ | March 22, 2017 | Dennis Prager
    Were all for accuracy. But thats not why this change is being made. Its being made for political purposes. Because Africa looks bigger on the new map thats going to change the lives of black and other minority students? Really? No, its really about showing minority students how victimized they have been.
  • Hidden Camera Video Shows SF Teachers Union Rep Bragging About Hitting Students

    03/21/2017 10:00:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | March 21, 2017
    A teachers union rep was caught on hidden camera admitting he hit a student and got away with it. Now hes in the hot seat. In the video, a man identified as Antonio Mankini is heard saying, I can see grabbing a kid, I can see throwing a kid up against a locker. Not that Ive ever done that, okay once, maybe twice. Mankini is a math, science and technology teacher on leave from James Lick Middle School and who is now the Staff Organizer and Treasurer of United Educators, San Francisco the union that represents all of San...
  • Ohio State Prof: Most Problems in US Traced to White Peoples' "Low Standards"

    03/21/2017 3:39:57 PM PDT · by rightistight · 55 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 3/21/17 | Aurelius
    Koritha Mitchell, an associate Professor of English at Ohio State University, has declared that most problems in the United States "can be traced" to "our countrys standards for white people." Professor Mitchell wrote this on her personal website; her specific article was titled, "Low Standards for Whites. Thats Whats Killing Us." "It doesnt take much at all for a white person to be considered good," Mitchell argues. "As long as they avoid killing someone themselves, no one is going to demand anything else of them. Whites dont need to do anything decent for anyone." Most white people contribute little to...
  • Project Veritas - James O'Keefe - Teacher's Unions Continued

    03/21/2017 1:51:08 PM PDT · by johnk · 2 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | 3/21/17 | James O'Keefe
    CA Teachers Union Official Admits That He Has Hit Students Before, But Made It Look Like an Accident Published on Mar 21, 2017 This video by James O'Keefe exposes a San Francisco teachers union official admitting that he hit a student. Antonio Mankini of San Francisco United Educators was caught on hidden-camera telling a journalist about his experience with hitting students. Two Project Veritas journalists went undercoverone posed as a friend of a teacher who hit a student, and the second posed as the teacher himself. When the teacher expressed guilt, Mankini told him not to worry because there was...
  • Teacher accused of having sex with student smiles in mugshot

    03/21/2017 8:03:46 AM PDT · by Puppage · 187 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 03/21/2017 | Puppage
    LOCKHART, TX (WTNH) A 27-year-old Texas teacher, who is accused of having sex with one of her students, is trending after her smiling mugshot went viral. According to the Mirror, married science teacher, Sarah Fowlkes, was arrested for having an improper relationship with a 17-year-old student of Lockhart High School in Lockhart, Texas. The investigation began on March 10th after a tip from officials at the high school. This led detectives to the student who admitted to being in contact physically and by messages with Fowlkes. The Mirror reports that Fowlkes was charged after turning herself into police, just hours...
  • Groups suing to block state funds for private schools

    03/21/2017 7:37:25 AM PDT · by davikkm · 24 replies
    DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Public school advocates are suing to block the state of Michigan from helping private schools with the cost of complying with state requirements such as immunization reporting and safety drills. The lawsuit will be filed later Tuesday in the Court of Claims. The Michigan Association of School Boards and groups representing school administrators and others said at a news conference that spending $2.5 million in the current state budget on nonpublic schools is unconstitutional.
  • Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama Protections On Student Loans

    03/19/2017 5:41:12 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 103 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | March 18, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    Just days after reports emerged that student loan defaults are soaring, which is undoubtedly due to some combination of, among other things, poor job prospects for the millions of snowflakes who graduate each year with their $200,000 educations in anthropology and the moral hazard created by liberal politicians constantly calling for student debts to be 'forgiven' (a.k.a. forcefully jammed down the throats of taxpayers), the Trump administration has revoked rules put in place by Obama that barred student debt collectors from charging penalty fees on past-due loans. Originating from the Department of Justice, the "Dear Colleague" letter (full letter included...
  • (From Sept 28, 2016 Canada's University of Toronto) U of T psychology prof decries political co

    03/19/2017 12:30:33 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 15 replies
    University of Toronto copied onto Imgur.com ^ | 28 September 2016 | By Tom Yun University of Toronto
  • Letter from Pennsylvania: Problems & Possibilities for State System Schools

    03/18/2017 11:58:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2017 | Colin McNickle
    The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education must reduce capacity and/or consolidate degree programs at its 14-member schools if they are to survive and prosper, says a scholar at the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy. The system is a state-owned group of universities. Its schools range in size from Cheyney University, with just over 700 students, to West Chester University, with more than 15,000 full-time students. But enrollment has been flagging. The number of Pennsylvania high schoolers graduating each year -- which represents the largest pool of State System students -- has plateaued and is expected to fall. That, and...
  • Teacher quits after primary school students threaten to behead her

    03/17/2017 7:40:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 16, 2017 | Staff
    Frightened teachers at a Sydney primary school have revealed students are showing signs of extreme radicalisation at a young age, saying they have been traumatised by threats of beheading and other violent behaviour. Students as young as in Year 5 are making the threats and pressuring peers into reading the Koran at Punchbowl Public School in Sydney's southwest, the Daily Telegraph has reported. Documents given to the newspaper reportedly reveal that at least three staff members have taken stress leave, received counselling and been paid compensation after bullying from Islamic students.
  • When the Violent Campus Reflects a Sordid Culture

    03/17/2017 7:28:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2017 | Suzanne Fields
    Middlebury College, a symbol of violent rioting in the name of tolerance, is easy to scorn and disdain. Nice boys and girls -- sons and daughters of nice moms and dads -- get caught acting out on intolerant impulses, and a "disturbance" sends a professor to the hospital. (At the University of Mississippi, this would be called a riot.) Middlebury is nestled on 350 bucolic acres in the Champlain Valley of Vermont, and the college webpage says all the right things about being welcoming and diverse, and showing respect and resilience to differing viewpoints in order to train "thoughtful and...
  • Homeschooling: Restoring Parents' Right to Raise Their Children as God Intended

    03/16/2017 4:42:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 16, 2017 | Lloyd Marcus
    I am a black Tea Party guy -- speaker, singer, activist, and prolific writer. I became exposed to and educated about home-schooled kids while traveling the country on fourteen Tea Party national bus tours. Home-schooled kids are strikingly smarter, better educated, calmer, and better behaved. I also noticed that every home-schooled kid I spoke with looked me in the eye. They seemed happy with a subtle confidence. Years ago, I spoke to a class of black students at a Baltimore middle school. I asked each student to state their name. Stunningly, I had to ask several students to repeat their...
  • Californias Teacher Tax Break (exemption from state income tax)

    03/16/2017 6:55:56 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | MARCH 15, 2017
    California schools have many problems, but a teacher shortage isnt one of them. Democrats in Sacramento nonetheless want to throw millions of dollars at this fake problem by exempting veteran teachers from state income tax while ignoring the real systemic inequities in education. Unions promote the conceit of a teacher shortage whenever theyre seeking more money, which is basically all the time. Over the last six yearsthat is, since California voters approved a tax hike on the wealthystate spending on education and the per pupil allotment have increased by 55%. Yet many school districts are now threatening layoffs. Santa Ana...
  • MDCPS Superintendent: Over My Dead Body Will Immigration Agents Enforce On School Grounds

    03/16/2017 2:20:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 3/15/17
    The Miami-Dade School District took up the immigration debate Wednesday. The district reports undocumented students are worried sick for themselves and their parents. And the school board issued what is essentially a stay away order to federal agents.
  • You Might Not Be Granted The Courtesy Of A Hood Over Your Head

    03/15/2017 9:59:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/15/17 | Bob Christie
    We are stuck with the probability that the bank, masquerading as an agency for student learning, will collapse under the weight of unpaid debts Americans should brace themselves for the coming failure of one of the biggest banks in the country that does not have the word bank in its title. And no impressive polished brass safe in the lobby either. Why should Americans care about this bank? Because they own it! And its receivables exceed $1 trillion! How much of those assets are actually collectible is a valid question.
  • Professor Horrified to Learn Daughter likes George Washington, Tells her he was Racist

    03/15/2017 8:53:44 AM PDT · by rightistight · 64 replies
    IOTW Report ^ | 3/15/17 | Aurelius
    Professor Jennifer Harvey took to the New York Times yesterday to ask: Are We Raising Racists? She begins her article by recounting how dismayed she was that her daughter admired George Washington. Her daughter was signing the praises of the first President, which surprised Dr. Harvey. I was dismayed, she writes, that the peace- and diversity-centered curriculum she gets at her public school had left her with such a one-dimensional view of history. Her 7-year-old daughter, she felt, needed to know the whole story. Eventually, her daughter asked her about news. Professor Harvey, after discussing ethics violations with her 7-year-old,...
  • NY ends literacy test for teachers to promote diversity. Will doctors be next?

    03/15/2017 2:17:22 AM PDT · by grundle · 31 replies
    wordpress ^ | March 15, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    New York state ends literacy test for prospective teachers because too many blacks and Hispanics failed. I wonder if they will extend this to other areas. The New York Times recently reported:The Board of Regents on Monday eliminated a requirement that aspiring teachers in New York State pass a literacy test to become certified after the test proved controversial because black and Hispanic candidates passed it at significantly lower rates than white candidates.And there you have it.The radical left thinks that racial diversity is more important than competence.I wonder if they will be extending this kind of insanity to other professions,...
  • Study: 4-in-5 Oklahoma City students cant read clocks

    03/14/2017 5:22:00 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 94 replies
    KFOR.com ^ | 3/12/2017 | Lorne Fultonberg
    OKLAHOMA CITY - They may miss that hour of sleep, but as we turn our clocks ahead, chances are kids won't be changing their watches. That's because the vast majority don't have a watch. A new study shows that only 1-in-10 Oklahoma City kids ages 6-12 own a watch. And only 1-in-5 know how to read it. "Yeah, I was super surprised," said Caitlin Carnes, who works for the Boys & Girls Club at Santa Fe South Elementary. "When I was growing up that was something that we learned. I don't know if that makes me old or not." Instead...
  • New York State to End Literacy Test for Aspiring Educators, Claiming it Hurts Diversity

    03/14/2017 2:27:27 PM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    The New American ^ | 13 March 2017 | Raven Clabough
    Officials at the New York State Board of Regents believe it is more important to be politically correct than to ensure that the individuals educating New Yorks students have a mastery of the English language. Associated Press reports that the Board of Regents plans to scrap a literacy test for potential teachers today because too many non-whites are failing the test. Critics claim the test is making it difficult to achieve diversity within the teaching profession. The test in question is the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), which measures whether a prospective teacher can understand and analyze reading material and...
  • Professor Lectures Ohio U Students about Recovering from Whiteness

    03/14/2017 1:04:25 PM PDT · by rightistight · 29 replies
    IOTW Report ^ | 3/14/17 | Aurelius
    Christa Preston Agiro, an associate professor at Wright State University, spoke to Ohio University this month in a speech titled, Recovering from Overwhelming Whiteness: Learning and Unlearning Rules about Race. The point of her talk was to discuss the many times during her life where she unfortunately benefitted [sic] from white privilege. Dr. Agiro, who earned her doctorate in cultural studies from Ohio University, said that during her childhood, she only heard the white side of the story. However, when she attended Ohio University, her eyes were opened by Professor Najee Muhammad. He was both an agent and a witness...
  • Dennis Prager: Some on the Left Now Criticize the Students They Created

    03/14/2017 9:31:21 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | March 14, 2017 | Dennis Prager
    In the last few weeks, there has been a spate of columns by writers on the left condemning the left-wing college students who riot, take over university buildings and shout down speakers with whom they differ... Here's the problem: It is the left that transformed universities into the moral and intellectual wastelands most are now...
  • 4 local students carrying pro-Trump signs suspended following confrontation (Michigan)

    03/14/2017 7:37:35 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    ABC News WZZM ^ | 3/9/2017 | David Bailey
    <p>GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Four students at Grand Rapids Christian High School were suspended for two days after holding signs supporting President Donald Trump's immigration policies.</p> <p>The students who were disciplined made signs that read "Trump" and "Build the Wall". Video the 13 Watchdog team obtained shows the teenagers attempting to pose for pictures in front of a banner Immigrants are a Blessing Not a Burden." The video shows a teacher rushing over to stop them after each pulled a piece of paper out of their pockets intending to be signs.</p>
  • Understanding the Angry Mob at Middlebury That Gave Me a Concussion

    03/13/2017 10:17:45 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 56 replies
    The Slimes ^ | MARCH 13, 2017 | Allison Stanger
    Theres nothing like a little violence to focus the mind. I am the Middlebury College professor who ended up with whiplash and a concussion for having the audacity to engage with the ideas of Charles Murray, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Though he is someone with whom I disagree, I welcomed the opportunity to moderate a talk with him on campus on March 2 because several of my students asked me to do so. They know I am a Democrat, but the college courses I teach are nonpartisan. As I wrote on Facebook immediately after the incident, this...
  • Sowell: The Real Lessons of Middlebury College

    03/13/2017 12:52:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2017 | Thomas Sowell
    Many people seem shocked at the recent savagery of a mob of students at Middlebury College, who rioted to prevent Charles Murray from addressing a student group who had invited him to speak. They also inflicted injuries requiring hospitalization on a woman from the faculty who was with him. Where have all these shocked people been all these years? What happened at Middlebury College has been happening for decades, all across the country, from Berkeley to Harvard. Moreover, even critics of the Middlebury College rioters betray some of the same irresponsible mindset as that of the young rioters. The moral...
  • Liberals say King Kong represents black people

    03/12/2017 4:22:42 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 108 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 12, 2017 | Ed Straker
    With a new movie about King Kong coming out, a whole segment on NPR was devoted to proving that the fictional King Kong monster is actually a commentary on black people. The show interviewed Robin Means Coleman, a professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Michigan who specializes in studying King Kong. Yes, you read that right: a professor of Afro-American studies whose specialty is ... King Kong. [Snip] This is ridiculous. Yes, in the past, some racists have compared blacks to monkeys. But that does not mean that all portrayals of monkeys are about black people. In...
  • Test meant to screen teachers instead weeded out minorities

    03/12/2017 1:11:24 PM PDT · by southern rock · 126 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03/11/17 | Karen Matthews
    New York education officials are poised to scrap a test designed to measure the reading and writing skills of people trying to become teachers, in part because an outsized percentage of black and Hispanic candidates were failing it. The state Board of Regents on Monday is expected Monday to adopt a task force's recommendation of eliminating the literacy exam, known as the Academic Literacy Skills Test. Backers of the test say eliminating it could put weak teachers in classrooms. Critics of the examination said it is redundant and a poor predictor of who will succeed as a teacher. "We want...
  • Phoenix Diverting Money From Schools to Large Developers

    03/11/2017 6:22:09 PM PST · by hsmomx3 · 7 replies
    Email Public Message ^ | 03/11/17 | Sal DiCiccio
    For years, the City of Phoenix has been quietly diverting money away from schools and giving it to large developers for projects like new apartments. It's plain and simple corporate welfare and I've consistently voted against this practice. This tax transfer is called a GPLET. (Government Property Lease Excise Tax) Worse yet, as the Mayor and Council voted to take these needed monies from schools, they also set up a "lease scheme" allowing Phoenix to profit. See my report below on how Phoenix profited by approximately $45 million while denying schools of critical funding.
  • Berkeley Removes 20,000 Free Online Videos to Comply with Insane Department of Justice Ruling

    03/11/2017 11:33:23 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 87 replies
    2017 Reason Foundation ^ | |Mar. 7, 2017 8:31 am | Robby Soave
    Berkeley previously housed an online library consisting of more than 20,000 videos of lectures. These videos were free and accessible to the public. But they are free no longer: next week, administrators will withdraw access to anyone who isn't a Berkeley student or professor. Two employees of Gallaudet Universitya school for the deaf in Washington, D.C.filed a complaint with DOJ alleging that Berkeley's online content was inaccessible to the hearing-disabled community. After looking into the matter, DOJ determined that Berkeley had indeed violated the Americans with Disabilities Act Berkeley had two choices: spend a fortune adding closed captioning to the...
  • The Educations System Is The Problem

    03/11/2017 11:36:33 AM PST · by PingPongChampion · 9 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | March 1st, 2017 | Liberty 5-3000
    f asked for the most pressing issue facing Canadians, the answers from the political right vary considerably. Some of the primary issues given include topics such as terrorism, immigration and national security, changes to our voting system, or even the left-wing bias within the media. Chief among the myriad of responses given to this question is the issue of free speech, especially with the recent motion, M-103. Lower down the list, if it even makes the list at all, is the issue of education reform. This needs to change. Any issue deemed important by the political right has its origins...
  • This controversial way to finance college may be getting more popular

    03/10/2017 3:12:42 PM PST · by TBP · 72 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Mar 10, 2017
    It soon may get easier for students to finance college by selling a share in their future selves. Purdue University is partnering with Vemo Education, a technology firm, in hopes of spreading an alternative form of college financing pioneered at Purdue last year. The product, known as an income-share agreement or ISA, allows students to pay for college by selling a percentage of their future income to a backer, instead of paying out right or taking on debt. Typically, students who go into more lucrative fields pay a smaller percentage of their income during repayment, while students who go into...