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  • Any update on Bonita Tindle, the SFSU black girl who harrassed a white guy over his dreadlocks?

    06/24/2016 10:56:04 PM PDT · by lee martell · 21 replies
    June 24 2016 | Lee Martell
    Remember that little story? On March 28th of this year, a scene between two students at San Francisco State University went viral overnight. Corey Goldstein, an student, was walking through the corridors on his way to the next class, when he was confronted by Bonita Tindle, a girl he had seen but didn't know. Bonita didn't like that Corey, a young man of jewish ancestry, had chosen to style his long brown hair into dreadlocks. Somehow, Bonits had it in her mind that dreadlocks were the exclusive province of black people to wear. Her thought was anyone not black or...
  • Professors investigated for presenting opposing viewpoints

    06/24/2016 12:10:59 PM PDT · by massmike · 32 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 06/24/2016 | ASHE SCHOW
    Two professors at the University of Northern Colorado were investigated after students complained that they were forced to hear opposing viewpoints. One professor instructed his students to read an article from the Atlantic written by Foundation for Individual Rights in Education's president Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt titled "The Coddling of the American Mind." The article explains that allowing students to hide from controversial and upsetting ideas (like through the use of "safe spaces" or "trigger warnings") actually harms those students by not allowing them to confront those opinions. After reading the article, the professor asked his students...
  • She Has Down Syndrome But She Just Graduated From High School With a 3.7 GPA

    06/23/2016 10:44:35 PM PDT · by kathsua · 19 replies
    lifenews ^ | Jun 23, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Young people with Down syndrome are constantly surprising their communities by showing how much they can achieve. They are learning to read and write, graduating from high school and college, and becoming fashion models and business owners. Now, a Washington, D.C. teen made history last week when she became the first student with Down syndrome to graduate with a full high school diploma from the D.C. Public Schools, The Federalist reports. Madison Essig graduated with 3.7 GPA and National Honor Society honors, but her mother had to fight to ensure her daughter had that opportunity, Fox 5 News reports. Madison’s...
  • Court to school: Let transgender teen use boys bathroom [VA]

    06/23/2016 5:56:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 23, 2016 7:15 PM EDT | Alanna Durkin Richer
    A Virginia school board must allow a transgender teen to use the boys restroom while the court considers the legal issues of his case, a federal district judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Court Judge Robert G. Doumar’s order directs the Gloucester County School board to let Gavin Grimm use the bathroom that corresponds to his gender identity when he returns for his senior year of high school this fall. […] The order comes after the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in April that the school board’s policy barring Grimm from using the boys restroom violated Title IX, the...
  • University of Arizona launching a transgender studies program (first in nation)

    06/23/2016 2:10:14 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Hypeline ^ | June 23, 2016 | Nick Cocca
    The taxpayer funded University of Arizona will become the first university in America to offer a transgender studies program. The program is set to launch by fall of 2017, and will grant master’s degrees. The school's program will focus on sex, gender, cultural issues, political issues, and the life experiences of transgender people. This new program will be the result of the university’s Transgender Studies Initiative, introduced in 2013. The school has also hired three new professors to teach in the program, and plans to hire a fourth. "The three people who had been hired were all white, and we...
  • Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Program at University of Texas

    06/23/2016 10:21:04 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/23/2016
    The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to a race-conscious admissions program at the University of Texas, Austin, handing supporters of affirmative action a major victory. The vote was 4-3. Only seven justices participated in the decision. Justice Elena Kagan had recused herself for prior work on the case as United States solicitor general and the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat remains vacant. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr., dissented....
  • Down the Memory Hole

    06/23/2016 9:31:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/23/16 | Dr. Robert Owens
    The Progressives have systematically used education, media and the courts to indoctrinate, cajole and hijack the people into accepting a truncated vision of the Constitution How can we possibly know the motive of the perpetrator of the Orlando Massacre? It is a mystery to the President, the Attorney General, his whole administration, and their cheerleaders in the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media. Forget that the killer called 911 and pledged allegiance to ISIS. This has been redacted from the government transcripts so it has been effectively dropped down the Memory Hole. Forget that according to survivors he was...
  • Video: 'USA" chant triggers and offends anti-Trump protesters at Portland State University

    06/22/2016 7:54:20 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 34 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | June 13, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski
    A Students for Trump event at Portland State University was greeted with hostility Saturday when campus police officers tried to kick Trump’s supporters to the curb while protesters reacted hysterically to chants of “USA! USA!” Students for Trump began the event by erecting a wall on campus but campus security attempted to force the students to leave on the grounds that the wall was a “structure” rather than a “sign,” and thus violated university policies. However, the students were ultimately allowed to remain on campus but were harshly ridiculed by their peers, who called them “pathetic,” “idiot,” and members of...
  • New Jersey governor proposes flat rate for education funding

    06/21/2016 3:45:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:17pm EDT | Hilary Russ
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday proposed overhauling the state’s education funding formula to provide all public school districts with a flat rate of $6,599 per student. Calling it his “Fairness Formula” in policy statements on Tuesday, Christie said aid for special needs students would continue even with any potential formula change. Schools are funded through property taxes, which in New Jersey are some of the highest in the nation because of the state’s “unaffordable and broken school funding formula propped up by special interests and misguided Supreme Court precedent,” Christie said in a statement. …
  • Clamoring for a champion – revisiting ancient Israel’s mistake

    06/21/2016 9:50:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/21/16 | A. Dru Kristenev
    This past year of presidential jockeying is a tableau painted by an electorate feeling so violated that it has cried out for a champion. The desperation encouraged statesmen and women to enter the contest, but was also an invitation to anyone with a penchant for publicity and power. Motivation behind both the call and some who responded to it should be cause for concern, and how we arrived at this point in history is the question that requires hard answers. Years of reversing our educational system from admiring America’s founding to disparaging it, has reaped a harvest of younger voters...
  • Exposing the Common Core Fraud

    06/21/2016 9:27:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | Phyllis Schlafly
    If you want to understand the catastrophe of education during the Obama administration, a new book by Dr. Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars, is a must-read. His book is entitled "Drilling Through the Core: Why Common Core Is Bad for American Education." Common Core is the education fad that swept the nation with the deceptive slogan "higher standards." Everyone is for "higher standards," right? Who could possibly object to higher standards for all our kids? As Dr. Wood explains, though, the word "higher" did not mean higher intellectual content of the standards, but a higher percentage...
  • NYC education department to host first LGBT pride celebration for city schools

    06/20/2016 10:34:55 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 18 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 20, 2016 | BEN CHAPMAN
    City schools are coming out of the closet. On Tuesday night more than 200 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, their families and supporters will take over the city Education Department headquarters at Tweed Courthouse in the city schools’ first-ever LGBT Pride celebration. The invite-only party caps off a breakthrough year in which a series of firsts made schools a better place for LGBT kids and those around them. Schools Chancellor Carmen Farińa called this school year — which ends June 28 — a game-changer for city LGBT students. “From starting student clubs to hosting parent workshops, I’m incredibly proud...
  • ESPN To Give Mizzou Football Team Humanitarian Award For Black Lives Matter Strike

    06/20/2016 8:16:24 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/19/2016 | Blake Neff
    ESPN announced it will give the University of Missouri (MU) football team a special humanitarian award in July for the team’s strike, which led to the the school’s president being fired and a massive drop in enrollment.[snip]Now, ESPN has decided to reward MU’s football team for its acts. The sports network announced Friday that the 2015 team will be collectively honored at its second annual Sports Humanitarian of the Year awards, which are held in tandem with the ESPY awards. During the July 12 show in Los Angeles, the team will be given the Stuart Scott ENSPIRE award, named in...
  • Wayne State Drops Math Requirement, May Add Diversity Requirement

    06/18/2016 12:59:13 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 31 replies
    Mkichgan Capitol Confidential ^ | June 17, 2016 | Derek Draplin
    A faculty committee has proposed adding a three credit hours requirement in diversity to the general education curriculum at Wayne State University. It also recommended that WSU drop its university-wide requirement in mathematics, an idea that was carried out on June 13.
  • Wayne State Drops Math Requirement, May Add Diversity Requirement

    06/18/2016 10:50:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | June 17, 2016 | Derek Draplin
    A faculty committee has proposed adding a three credit hours requirement in diversity to the general education curriculum at Wayne State University. It also recommended that WSU drop its university-wide requirement in mathematics, an idea that was carried out on June 13. “We are proposing the creation of specific ‘Diversity’ courses, with students required to take one course in this designation,” said a document from the General Education Reform Committee, which is recalibrating what the university will expect from all students who earn a degree from the state university. It released the proposal in May.
  • This School Is Out Of Line! They Are Teaching Kids Islamic Faith, Not History Of The Religion

    06/18/2016 9:46:32 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 16 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-18-16 | Wayne Dupree
    What would you do if your child came home from school and showed you the papers of how they were being taught the Islamic faith? I'm not just talking about a history lesson, kids are being taught the Islamic faith by liberal educators and unless you as a concerned parent or community member say something, things only going to get worse. Liberals have worked so hard to get prayer taking out of the school and now this! Over the years, they have even stopped prayer groups from coming together to high schools and college universities because these administrations did not...
  • New policy OK'd for transgender students in Jersey City

    06/17/2016 5:17:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | June 17, 2016
    The school board last night adopted a new policy that proponents hope will make the public schools more accommodating to transgender students. >>>>>>>The new policy requires the district to issue student ID cards in the name that reflects the student's gender identity; requires school staff to address students by the names and pronouns corresponding to their gender identity, even if the students have not obtained court-approved name changes; and allows students to dress in accordance with their gender identity. The policy also bans the district from forcing students to use restrooms or locker rooms that conflict with their gender identity....
  • People Love This Girl Who Walked Out Of Her High School Graduation Ceremony

    06/17/2016 1:25:28 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 72 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | June 16, 2016 | Leticia Miranda
    People Love This Girl Who Walked Out Of Her High School Graduation Ceremony “I got my diploma and there was no reason for me to stay for the rest of it.” ... [A]s soon as she got her diploma, she walked right out of the building. “I walked out because I got my diploma and there was no reason for me to stay for the rest of it,” she said. “I didn’t want to sit with all the people. That’s a lot of traffic to sit in after.” ...
  • This was displayed at my kid's school...

    06/16/2016 10:53:34 AM PDT · by cld51860 · 69 replies
    June 16, 2016 | Self
    I could not figure out how to post this photo (sorry), but my wife dropped my kid off at his summer school yesterday and there was a bulletin board full of posters that read "Ramadan Mubarak." She took a picture of it today and sent it to me. She knew Ramadan was a religious holiday and asked me for it's meaning. It essentially means "Blessed month" and is also used as a greeting. She called the administrative office for the district first thing this morning and she said the woman she spoke to was horrified and very adamantly stated they...
  • Obama’s Education Proposal Could Leave Taxpayers On The Hook for $43 Billion

    06/16/2016 4:37:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    In what is just the latest in a series of government overreach actions, the Obama administration, without any input from elected lawmakers or the authority of legislation, is moving to revise an old rule making it easier for students to have their student loans forgiven, leaving taxpayers on the hook to foot the bill. Naturally, the Democrats favorite constituency group, the trial lawyers, would get in on the action.On Monday, The Department of Education released a proposed amendment that vastly expands the conditions under which students can apply to have their student loans discharged if they feel that they have...
  • Maligned and Misunderstood: Muslim Students Speak Out

    06/16/2016 12:48:53 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 68 replies
    NEA Today ^ | June 9, 2016 | Cindy Long
    Seventeen-year-old Entsar Mohamed is proud to be Muslim, but she admits it isn’t easy. “Being a Muslim in America today is getting harder and I am worried that it will get worse,” says the senior at Mission High School in San Francisco, Calif. “Because of ISIS, Muslims are seen as bad and violent people.” Anti-Islamic rhetoric has reached a fever pitch in America, spouting not only from presidential candidates and governors, but even from school board members, like one in Philadelphia who posted that she is “officially against Muslims” and “We don’t want them in America” on her Facebook page....
  • Angry Yale students petition to 'decolonize' the school's English department

    06/15/2016 6:42:07 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 June 2016 | Anneta Konstantinides For Dailymail.com
    Yale University has found itself embroiled in controversy once again this year after English students complained that courses in the department were 'hostile' to students of color. Under the most fire is the Major English Poets course, a prerequisite for undergraduates in the major to study the works of at least seven major poets, all of whom are white men. An anonymous petition has demanded the department not only change the English 125/126 course, which has existed since 1920, but abolish it entirely. It also asks that the major's pre-1800/1900 requirements be changed to include literature relating to 'gender, race...
  • Disgusting: Mizzou Race Activist Scolds White People At Orlando Shooting Vigil

    06/15/2016 5:29:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 15, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    What is with this school? The University of Missouri seems to be a breeding ground for unhinged progressives, who appear to have turned a vigil remembering the victims of the Orlando attack into some weird lecture about race. The College Fix had the details concerning what Mizzou graduate and activist Tiffany Melecio said before addressing the diverse crowd, namely how she was nervous getting up on stage because of all the white people in attendance. “I was really nervous to get up here because there’s a lot of white people in the crowd, and that wasn’t a joke,” she said...
  • Study: schools that give away condoms see more teen births, not fewer

    06/15/2016 5:06:04 PM PDT · by Salman · 16 replies
    Vox ^ | June 15, 2016 | Sarah Kliff
    In the early 1990s, with panic over the AIDS epidemic rising, hundreds of school districts began making condoms more accessible to students. The hope was to encourage students to practice safe sex and better protect themselves from sexually transmitted diseases. A new research paper suggests that decision may have backfired. It finds that access to condoms in school led to a 10 percent increase in teen births. The effects were concentrated in schools that offered condoms with no required counseling. Those schools also saw that gonorrhea rates for women rose following the condom programs.
  • 18 facing charges in Flathead High School vandalism case (M T)

    06/15/2016 2:37:49 PM PDT · by This_far · 21 replies
    MTN News ^ | 6.15.16 | Dax VanFossen
    KALISPELL - 18 teens have been charged with misdemeanors related to a spree of vandalism at Flathead High School that occurred in early May. 21 students were allegedly involved in the destruction that included drinking fountains torn from the walls and toilet paper strewn through the halls. 18 recent graduates of FHS face misdemeanor criminal mischief and trespassing according to the Flathead County Attorney's Office. The remaining three individuals' cases are being reviewed. School officials estimate the students caused $4,000 in damage.
  • Clinton University Scandal Netted Bill $16.5 Million

    06/15/2016 7:36:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 6/15/2016 | Henry Fernandez
    Clinton University Scandal Netted Bill $16.5 Million By Henry Fernandez Published June 14, 2016 Politics FOXBusiness For all the attention the Trump University scandal has garnered throughout the 2016 election season, another education controversy has yet to receive as much outrage. The Clintons are adding another check to their list of questionable practices as their connection with the Laureate International Universities allegedly paid Bill Clinton $16.5 million. The payments were over 2010-2014 to the presumptive first gentleman to serve as “honorary chancellor” of the for-profit universities and college. The Laureate Education received a sizable amount of money from the U.S....
  • Public college drops math requirement, may replace it with diversity

    06/14/2016 9:12:24 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 103 replies
    daily caller ^ | 6-14-16 | Neff
    Public College Drops Math Requirement, May Replace It With Diversity Photo of Blake Neff BLAKE NEFF Reporter 10:21 PM 06/14/2016 924 924 Share Math [ImageFlow/Shutterstock] Math [ImageFlow/Shutterstock] A public university in Michigan has announced it’s deleting a requirement that all students complete at least one math course before graduating. At the same time, the school is seriously considering a new requirement that would compel students to complete four courses that promote diversity. Wayne State University (WSU) in Detroit is one of the largest schools in Michigan, with some 27,000 students. Until now, all of them had to either take one...
  • Common Core Does Not Prepare Students for College, New Report Finds

    06/14/2016 8:10:31 AM PDT · by milton23 · 26 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/14/2016 | Mary Clare Reim
    A recently-released report confirms what Common Core critics have suspected all along: Common Core State Standards do not adequately prepare students for college-level work. The ACT report finds many concerning shortcomings in the Common Core State Standards, which have been adopted by most states. Notably, the report reveals: While secondary teachers may be focusing on source-based writing [essays written about source-based documents], as emphasized in the Common Core, college instructors appear to value the ability to generate sound ideas more than some key features of source-based writing.
  • Some Portland State Students Upset at Students for Trump Display

    06/14/2016 7:23:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 14, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    From Campus Reform: A Students for Trump event at Portland State University was greeted with hostility Saturday when campus police officers tried to kick Trump’s supporters to the curb while protesters reacted hysterically to chants of “USA! USA!” Students for Trump began the event by erecting a wall on campus but campus security attempted to force the students to leave on the grounds that the wall was a “structure” rather than a “sign,” and thus violated university policies. However, the students were ultimately allowed to remain on campus but were harshly ridiculed by their peers, who called them “pathetic,” “idiot,”...
  • University of Wisconsin students to undergo mandatory ‘cultural competency training’

    06/14/2016 6:22:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    EAGNews.org ^ | June 14, 2016 | Steve Gunn
    Is the University of Wisconsin-Madison running the risk of having minority students viewed as being coddled and overprotected from “seemingly minor or unintentional” slights? gotprivilegeIs it creating an environment where the slightest statement or action could provoke a finger-pointing witch hunt for students who are accused of insensitivity? Is it encouraging minority students to become hyper-sensitive to the point where people of different skin colors are afraid to associate openly and freely, without having their speech constantly monitored for words that might upset someone? The university has announced that it will require about 1,000 incoming students to participate in “cultural...
  • The Clinton university scandal

    06/13/2016 11:51:29 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6/12/2016 | Post Editorial Board
    Kudos to George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley for asking why the media aren’t asking about the $16.5 million paid to Bill Clinton by Laureate International Universities.For all the hundreds of stories on Trump University, nothing’s been written about the huge payments over 2010-2014 to the potential future first gentleman to serve as “honorary chancellor” of the vast for-profit education firm.Nor about the $55 million that Hillary Clinton’s State Department sent the way of groups run by Laureate founder Douglas Becker — who happens to be a major donor to Clinton campaigns and the Clinton Foundation.One Laureate component, mostly-online...
  • San Francisco Charter Amendment Would Grant Illegal Immigrants a Vote in Local Schools

    06/13/2016 8:11:05 AM PDT · by milton23 · 5 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/13/2016 | Faith Vander Voort
    A potential San Francisco ballot proposal could give illegal immigrants a voice in Bay Area schools. A charter amendment by San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar’s is intended to grant illegal immigrants with children in school the right to vote in San Francisco Unified School District school board elections. Two similar measures were presented in the past, but they were rejected by voters. “The time is right for San Francisco to make history, to pave the way for immigrant parents to have a say in the policy decisions that impact their child’s education and who gets to sit on the Board...
  • Jesus is Out. LGBT is In. Welcome to America.

    06/13/2016 9:00:16 AM PDT · by rochester · 28 replies
    LifeZette ^ | June 11, 2015 | Deirdre Reilly
    A Bible-based 'lunch club' is blocked for students, yet gender identity groups get a free passby Deirdre Reilly In the Middleton-Cross Plains School District in Middleton, Wisconsin, kids who want to be a part of a GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) club have the full support of the district’s administrators. The weekly Jesus Lunch is a longstanding tradition in the community and is hugely popular. But if those kids or any other kids want to gather outside during school hours and have a “Jesus Lunch” — well, there’s a problem, folks. The district superintendent and other administrators recently blocked a group of...
  • Teacher abused by students wins $125k settlement ("White B---!" Pelted With Rocks)

    06/13/2016 7:16:14 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6-12-2016 | Susan Edelman
    “These kids knew they could beat on me all they wanted, and the administration would tacitly encourage it by not doing anything about it,” Perez said. “In no other workplace would I be expected to take this as part of my day.” MS 72 struggles with discipline problems and low student achievement. In school surveys, kids have complained of bullying. Perez says several kids taunted and threatened her as they spewed X-rated profanity. They called her “white bitch,” pelted her with pencils, and tossed rocks as she walked to her car, warning that she would “get shot” and “get my...
  • School Rejects Teen's Gun-Toting, Flag-Waving Photo

    06/11/2016 5:30:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 11, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Joshua Bruner is a real-life Captain America. The 15-year-old country boy from Ringoes, New Jersey is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He’s a member of two state shooting teams and he serves as a United States Sea Cadet. Darcy Meys said her son wants to follow in his great-grandfather’s footsteps and enlist in the Marines. “Josh considers himself to be a patriot,” she told me. “He loves his country.” A few weeks ago Josh was given an assignment in a photography class at Hunterdon Central Regional High School. He had to take a self-portrait representing self-expression. So...
  • Criticism of Transgender Agenda Will Get Virginia Students Expelled

    06/10/2016 4:42:50 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 62 replies
    Youths in Fairfax County, Virginia, can now be disciplined and even expelled from school for criticizing the intrusive and aggressive transgender ideology. The transgender change in school regulations was imposed last night during a dramatic board meeting where only 12 pro-trans witnesses were invited to testify. The board members met on Thursday night only after being informed the night before that the discipline change would be considered. No opposing voices were allowed to be heard, parents were relegated to shouting opposition from the seats and some were ejected from the meeting.
  • White House asks colleges to look beyond criminal records

    06/10/2016 5:17:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 10, 2016 1:19 PM EDT
    The Obama administration is asking colleges and universities to rethink how they factor in an applicant’s criminal history during the admission process. The White House says schools’ inquiries about criminal records too often block people who’ve served time in prison from getting an education. President Barack Obama says changes are needed to ensure “Americans who’ve paid their debt to society can earn their second chance.” …
  • DOE creating team to bring diversity to elite schools

    06/10/2016 11:33:51 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 10, 2016 | Selim Algat
    The Department of Education wants to bolster minority enrollment at the city’s elite high schools with a set of new reforms slated to kick off this summer. Officials said black and Hispanic students comprise 68 percent of city school students but only make up 11 percent of specialized high school enrollment.
  • PICTURE OF DECLINE [education]

    06/10/2016 8:49:59 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 33 replies
    A population of illiterate, non-thinking morons can’t possibly obtain good paying jobs. This country spends $12,000 per public school student per year on education and this is the outcome? The factual data presented below paints a picture of an empire in rapid decline. We are too far gone. No amount of money or presidential election is going to change this course. We chose this path in the 1960s and now we will reap the consequences. Education •In a study of literacy among 20 ‘high income’ countries; US ranked 12th •Illiteracy has become such a serious problem in our country that...
  • Obama Administration Looks to Cement Ethnic Divides With Language Mandate

    06/09/2016 6:02:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 8, 2016 | Mike Gonzalez
    The Obama administration seems to live in a parallel reality, oblivious to the racial animus that has become the hallmark of late-stage Obama and to the ethnic strife that wreaks havoc on the rest of the world. Inside its own Platonic cave, the thinking is: Over half the world is polyglot, so why not us? Its latest policy statement, issued jointly late last week by the departments of Education and Health and Human Services, advises states to instruct early childhood students in home languages different from English, and to help them retain separate cultural attachments. The administration warns that “not...
  • What really goes on at a school “gay straight alliance” club event – Part II

    06/09/2016 10:34:07 AM PDT · by massmike · 19 replies
    http://massresistance.com/ ^ | 06/09/2016 | n/a
    Most people have no idea what goes on in the “gay straight alliance” (GSA) clubs in high schools (and now middle schools!) across America. Parents are told that these are simply “support” groups for youth. But in fact, it’s worse than anyone realizes. In our last post, we reported on the taxpayer-supported “Massachusetts Youth Pride” event, an annual gathering for middle school and high school “gay straight alliance” clubs from across the state. It was held on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Boston City Hall Plaza. We were able to see first-hand what they’re really teaching the middle school...
  • Yale Students Demand Removal of White Authors from Curriculum

    06/09/2016 10:51:50 AM PDT · by detective · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Jun 2016 | Tom Ciccotta
    Students at Yale University are demanding radical changes that would remove white male authors from the English department’s curriculum. According to a petition submitted to faculty, Yale students are demanding that a course on “Major English Poets” be removed from the curriculum because it lacks diversity.
  • The Life of the Mind Led in the Dark

    06/09/2016 9:48:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2016 | Emmett Tyrrell
    Looking back through the years I have seen it all coming: the militant ignorance of students strutting across our college campuses today, the authoritarian style of the administrators, the mediocrity of the professors and the sheer goofiness of the students. It all came out of the late 1960s. Most of my fellow 1960s graduates went on to careers in the professions, commerce and industry. But some remained on campus, becoming professors, administrators and increasingly, as the years went on, swamis of identity politics. They established women's studies programs, black studies programs and gay studies programs. Now, I assume, there are...
  • How to Create Functional Illiteracy in 7 Easy Lessons

    06/09/2016 5:43:25 AM PDT · by detective · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 9, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Public schools are expert at creating illiteracy. Our K-12 system can usually guarantee that students don't become fluent readers. The system is nearly foolproof. Parents and teachers can make children illiterate or semi-literate simply by following this well-tested seven-step formula: 1) FORGET ABOUT THE ALPHABET. Do not teach the alphabet, the sounds, or the blends. Reading maestro Frank Smith maintained in Reading Without Nonsense (1973): "I have said that children should not be taught the alphabet[.] ... Until children have a good idea of what reading is about, learning the names of letters is largely a nonsense activity."
  • Boy Scouts participation off limits to judges, says California Supreme Court

    06/09/2016 5:30:58 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 65 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Jan 24, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    Boy Scouts participation off limits to judges, says California Supreme Court By Kellan Howell - The Washington Times - Saturday, January 24, 2015 The Supreme Court of California announced Friday that California judges will no longer be permitted to participate in nonprofit youth groups like the Boy Scouts of America due to the groups position on gay rights issues. But justices have lifted a ban on judges belonging to a military organization now that LGBT people can serve openly in the U.S. Armed Services, The Bay Area Reporter reported Thursday. The court found fault with the scouting group, which does...
  • UNC professor teaches white males are the root of ‘hate speech’

    06/08/2016 5:21:38 PM PDT · by russbart · 49 replies
    The Extract ^ | June 8, 2016
    With safe spaces and secluded free-speech zones popping up on college campuses across the U.S., it is hardly surprising that a professor would use seminar time to rail against the evils of so-called hate speech. What one University of North Carolina instructor offers in his “Hate Speech” course, however, goes far beyond merely encouraging students to be inclusive in their rhetoric.
  • The Nanny State Wants To Grow: Free Lunches For College Students

    06/08/2016 2:35:26 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 8, 2016 | George Leef
    For “progressives,” the Nanny State never does enough. They always find new social problems and “unmet needs” that, in their view, can only be addressed by further expansion of government. In that vein, we now have a proposal to take the free school lunch program in schools to next level – college. Since the federal government feeds students in K-12 schools via the National School Lunch Program, it should similarly feed college students who are “food insecure,” argues a new policy brief published by the Wisconsin HOPE Lab. According to authors Sara Goldrick-Rab, Katharine Broton, and Emily Brunjes Colo, the...
  • * VANITY * SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK * VANITY *

    06/08/2016 6:38:11 AM PDT · by knarf · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | June 8, 2016 | knarf and various
    I was reminded today about a Saturday morning video I vaguely remember and I found this ... enjoy
  • Why Was Muslim UCLA Shooter Misidentified as a "White Male"?

    06/07/2016 10:53:41 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 49 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | June 3, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    There is currently no indication that Muslim UCLA shooter Mainak Sarkar had any terrorist motives. Though his note has as yet of to be released. But of somewhat more interest is the question of why Sarkar was misidentified as a "white male". One of the more obvious things about Maniak Sarkar is that he is not a white male. He can't be mistaken for a white male. But media coverage has prompted people to expect white male shooters. It's a type of prejudice that we don't much talk about because it's a politically correct prejudice. It's a prejudice encouraged by...
  • Racial disparities persist in U.S. schools, study finds

    06/07/2016 9:07:06 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue June 7, 2016 | Saeed Ahmed
    It's been more than a half a century since the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education ruling found that "separate but equal" has no place in U.S. public schools. And yet, true racial equality in our education system is yet to materialize. That's clear from the startling revelations in the latest Education Department report released Tuesday. Entitled the Civil Rights Data Collection, the survey is conducted biennially. This one surveyed 50 million students in 95,000 schools during the 2013-2014 school year. It shows how much African-American and Latino students still lag in terms of opportunities. The disparity "tears at...