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  • Syracuse University Suspends Fraternity Activities After Racist Incident

    11/20/2019 5:42:12 AM PST · by karpov · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 17, 2019 | Luis Ferré-Sadurní
    Syracuse University suspended all social activities at fraternities for the rest of the semester on Sunday, after a string of racist and anti-Semitic incidents that have roiled campus, prompting student protests, boycotts and sit-ins. At least 10 racist incidents have been reported this month at Syracuse University or close to its campus, including a swastika drawn in a dorm hall and other vandalism featuring racial slurs targeting black and Asian people. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has directed state agencies to investigate the hate speech. The announcement on Sunday morning came after a group of students, including members of a fraternity,...
  • Ann Coulter: Adios, America! [UCBERKELEY Tonite 11-20-19]

    11/20/2019 1:12:52 AM PST · by Syncro · 24 replies
    all events.in/berkeley ^ | Nov 20,2019 | Ann Coulter
    Ann Coulter: Adios, America! On November 20, 2019, the Berkeley College Republicans will be hosting Ann Coulter, conservative syndicated columnist and author of twelve New York Times bestselling books. Ms. Coulter will be speaking about the current United States immigration system and the dangers of mass immigration. This topic has become increasingly taboo in recent years, but it was a central campaign issue for President Donald Trump. Coulter is the legal correspondent for Human Events and writes a popular syndicated column for Universal Press Syndicate. She is a frequent guest on many TV shows, including Good Morning Britain, HBO's...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Leftist Activism Is A Requirement Of New Elementary School Curriculum

    11/19/2019 3:50:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2019 | Marina Medved
    Last week we discussed the dangers of the new elementary school "Racial Literacy Curriculum" that is being instituted in Grades K-8 in various schools spanning eight states. This week, we will examine the activism requirements of this curriculum.  Beginning in Grade 3, the Pollyanna "Racial Literacy Curriculum" asks students to become activists in order to achieve leftist goals. The 3rd Grade chapter is entitled "Stories of Activism – How One Voice Can Change a Community." The expected result is for students to understand "how we can be agents of communal, social, political, and environmental change." Does an 8-year-old need to decide...
  • ‘It's My Job’ to Protect: Teachers Tell NBC Why They’re Learning to Shoot

    11/19/2019 10:15:26 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | Nov. 19, 2019 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    In an insightful segment during Monday’s NBC Nightly News, the network actually seemed to approach protecting schools from shooters with an open mind. Correspondent Gadi Schwartz joined a group of school teachers in Spanish Fort, Utah as they underwent firearms training with the local sheriff’s department, a new program they were running. “Just days after yet another school shooting in America, tonight we want to show you teachers training for a life or death confrontation in the classroom,” anchor Lester Holt declared as the video portion on the segment began. “NBC's Gadi Schwartz on the internal struggle the teachers face.”...
  • Why so much depression in our public schools?

    11/18/2019 3:16:11 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 56 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Nov 5, 2019 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Someone asked this question on Quora:Is there a flaw to the American school system? Why do so many teens have depression? Why don’t people do anything about it?My answer: Okay, let’s suppose you’re a ninth-grade student in the school system. What are some reasons you might feel anxious and depressed? First, you sense from the early grades nothing very serious is going on in your school. People never really learn to read. They don’t know any geography, any history, any science. Many students can hardly add and subtract. People sometimes think that taking it easy is a good idea. Yes,...
  • District 211 grants transgender students unrestricted locker-room access (Chicago)

    11/17/2019 10:27:18 AM PST · by Drew68 · 38 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 11/14/2019 | Erik Peterson
    After addressing the controversial issue of transgender students' access to locker rooms in a few different ways over the past four years, Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 board members Thursday voted 5-2 to lift a requirement that those students use privacy stalls. Board members Mark Cramer and Pete Dombrowski dissented. Earlier in the meeting, they were the only board members to vote for Cramer's motion to postpone the vote in favor of an advisory referendum in March. Some board members said their votes were based on much individual research. "I myself have been the subject of discrimination all my life,"...
  • David Gibson of Gibson’s Bakery has passed away

    11/17/2019 3:22:58 AM PST · by Bruiser 10 · 31 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 16 November 19 | William A. Jacobson
    One of the owners of Gibson’s Bakery and a named plaintiff in the lawsuit against Oberlin College, David passed away at home early this morning surrounded by family after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
  • Presidential Proclamation on American Education Week, 2019 (funding, Education Freedom Scholarships)

    11/16/2019 10:58:27 AM PST · by ransomnote · 3 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 11/15/19 | President Donald Trump
    Every child in America deserves equal access to an education that meets their individual needs and prepares them for success. In America, the responsibility for education policy decisions is reserved mainly to the States and to the local officials who know their students best, and we recognize the countless teachers and administrators who contribute every day to innovative solutions at the State and local level. During American Education Week, we celebrate the boundless potential of AmericaÂ’s students, honor the teachers, parents, and guardians who help to develop their talents, and commit to expanding educational freedom across the country. A child...
  • Former Elementary School Teacher’s Assistant Sentenced to 150 Months for Child-Exploitation Crimes

    11/15/2019 10:06:24 PM PST · by ransomnote · 12 replies
    justice.gov ^ | 11/15/19 | DOJ
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, November 15, 2019 Former Elementary School Teacher’s Assistant Sentenced to 150 Months for Child-Exploitation Crimes A Springfield, Virginia, man was sentenced today to 150 months in prison followed by 20 years of supervised release for the attempted coercion and enticement of a minor and distribution of child pornography.   Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger of the Eastern District of Virginia, Assistant Director in Charge Timothy R. Slater of the FBI’s Washington Field Office and Fairfax County Chief of...
  • ‘I hate Trump more than Auburn’; UA students stage protest on campus [tr] (10 students! photos)

    11/15/2019 4:02:08 PM PST · by simpson96 · 42 replies
    AL.com ^ | 11/8/2019 | Ben Flanagan
    University of Alabama students and members of the Student Civil Justice Coalition staged a sit-in on the steps of Gorgas Library Friday to protest the impending visit of President Donald Trump during Saturday’s football game between the Crimson Tide and LSU.(snip) UA student Tori Jones organized the protest, saying the visit will put “all of our student body at risk” and that Trump “brings with him a culture of systemic racism.” Below is Jones’ statement on behalf of the Student Civil Justice Coalition: "I organized this sit-in to protest the arrival of Donald Trump to our university. Trump gave the...
  • Chick-Fil-A Food Truck Triggers Oregon Students, Sparks Walkout

    11/15/2019 1:37:37 AM PST · by fwdude · 67 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | November 14, 2019 | Emily Zanoti
    Around 100 students walked out of West Linn High School in Oregon last week in protest of the school’s decision to allow a Chick-fil-A food truck to sell chicken sandwiches during one of the school’s football games, among other microaggressions they said were making LGBT students feel “unsafe.” “West Linn High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance organized the walkout and says the current culture at the school is not safe for LGBTQ+ students. They posted to Instagram saying students are being harassed in sports games and in classrooms,” local news station KATU reported.
  • Lynn High Schools to Provide Birth Control to Combat High Teen Pregnancy Rate (Mass.)

    11/14/2019 8:36:50 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 66 replies
    New England Cable News (NECN) ^ | Nov. 14, 2019 | Kathryn Sotnik
    A unanimous vote by the Lynn school committee Thursday night will make condoms, birth control and emergency contraceptives available at high schools in the Massachusetts city. The meeting room was packed with parents giving their input, many concerned it's taking away their parental rights. "She's 14. I don't believe she's ready for sex. I think kids are very immature these days. By handing out birth control and condoms, it's like giving them permission to go out and have sex," said parent Johnnieann Pahlm.
  • Ed.Secretary:.. 200 colleges use ‘speech bullies’ to prevent ‘hurt feelings’......

    11/14/2019 4:59:33 PM PST · by caww · 12 replies
    washingtonexaminer. ^ | 11/14/2019 | Paul Bedford
    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Wednesday the speech SWAT teams are at 200 schools and 'interfere with learning' and helping students interact with ideas they might not agree with. The education secretary said that free speech must be protected on campuses, even if it hurts feelings. “Feelings are important, but 'learning isn’t about feelings.... It’s about thinking.... And it’s a willingness to engage with any and all ideas — even ones with which you disagree or ones that aren’t your own,” she said according to a copy of her speech shared with Secrets. “This administration won’t let students be silenced....
  • Va. attorney general probing bias allegations in Loudoun County schools

    11/14/2019 10:22:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2019 | Debbie Truong
    The Virginia attorney general’s office has launched an investigation into the school system in one of the nation’s wealthiest counties after NAACP officials filed a complaint accusing Loudoun County Public Schools of failing to provide African American students equal access to advanced programs. In an Oct. 3 letter to Loudoun Schools Superintendent Eric Williams, an official with Attorney General Mark R. Herring’s office said a discrimination complaint had been received this year alleging that African American students were denied equal opportunity to participate in the Academies of Loudoun, which includes the school system’s high-caliber science, technology, engineering and math programs.
  • New Curriculum “Deep Equity” Deeply Racist, Demonizes Whites

    11/13/2019 9:59:09 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 30 replies
    New American ^ | 11/11/19
    A new curriculum, in schools across the nation, teaches that America is a deeply racist nation with a “hierarchy of various oppressions,” as an observer recently put it. Called “Deep Equity,” it demonizes whites while deep-sixing debate, instructing teachers to reject and resist parents who disagree. The idea is that dissenting white people are simply too ignorant and immersed in privilege to recognize and acknowledge their oppressor status. That’s according to Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson, who reported on the curriculum Friday. Created by for-profit “education” company Corwin, owned by SAGE Publishing, Deep Equity is the latest example of how...
  • College Student President Threatened With Impeachment for Inviting Donald Trump, Jr. to Speak

    11/14/2019 8:20:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/14/2019 | Rick Moran
    There is no more insufferable authoritarian lout in the world than a woke college student. I feel the same way about them that I felt about some of the politically active hippies when I was in college: you want to grab them by the shoulders and try to shake some sense into them.It wouldn't do any good. They're woke and you're not and that makes them oblivious to reason and the truth. At the University of Florida, the sins of the father can apparently be visited upon the son. The student body president is being threatened with impeachment for...
  • Congressman’s Son Says He Was Assaulted by ‘Socialists’ on College Campus

    11/14/2019 9:48:07 AM PST · by Steve1999 · 22 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 11-14-19 | ZACHARY STIEBER
    The son of Rep. Dan Bishop (R-N.C.) said he was assaulted by “socialists” while painting advertisements for an upcoming event on the campus of North Carolina State University. Jack Bishop, 19, a freshman, said he and members of Turning Point USA were on campus on Nov. 11 painting advertisements for an event called Culture Wars when a group of Young Democratic Socialists of America “rolled up on us with spray paint and proceeded to spray my eyes, neck/head, and torso.” “These injuries required the aid of an EMS to resolve, and both criminals are still at large. I’ve filed charges...
  • HOW TO GET INTO HARVARD WITHOUT GOOD S.A.T. SCORES!

    11/13/2019 3:26:00 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 33 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 13 Nov 2019 | Ann Coulter
    If you’re looking for a shortcut to get your kid into a prestigious college, but your little one doesn’t have high enough cheekbones to claim to be an Indian, consider the petal-strewn path of the newly elected San Francisco district attorney, Chesa Boudin. Chesa’s sparkling credentials are: He is the son of celebrated cop-killers Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert! That was enough to win him admission to Yale, Oxford and Yale Law School. His mother consciously parlayed her way to success by becoming a violent revolutionary after realizing that she wasn’t going to set the world on fire with her...
  • News or ‘Trauma Porn’? Student Journalists Face Blowback on Campus

    11/13/2019 1:10:33 PM PST · by karpov · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 13, 2019 | Julie Bosman, Mitch Smith and Kate Taylor
    EVANSTON, Ill. — Jeff Sessions, President Trump’s former attorney general, was speaking to a packed lecture hall on Northwestern University’s campus last week, but the real action was unfolding offstage. Student protesters were pushing through a back door of the building. Police confronted them and tried, unsuccessfully, to block their entrance. Colin Boyle, a student photographer for The Daily Northwestern, the campus newspaper, captured it all. After the event, Ying Dai, one of the students, saw a photo of herself on his Twitter feed — sprawled painfully on the floor — and addressed him directly. “Colin please can we stop...
  • How Colleges Can Survive the Coming Enrollment Crash

    11/13/2019 6:35:05 AM PST · by karpov · 29 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | November 13, 2019 | Rob Jenkins
    Nationwide, higher education enrollment has been trending down for several years. According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, 2019 was the eighth straight year of decline, with an overall drop of nearly 10 percent since 2011. The reasons for this are many, including political, economic, and social factors. But the main one is demographic: Fewer students are graduating from high schools—not because graduation rates are down, but because birth rates fell by about 4 percent from 1990 to 2001. Unfortunately, it’s only going to get worse. The number of live births in this country began another steep decline in...