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  • Roger Chesley: Not knowing history is truly American

    01/15/2017 6:46:19 PM PST · by Bogle · 15 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | January 11, 2017 | Roger Chesley
    By the time students enter college, they want to focus on their specific area of study or proposed career. Educators should dictate what’s best for the curriculum, not legislators.
  • To Sir, With Love author ER Braithwaite dies aged 104

    12/14/2016 1:56:33 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 39 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 14th December 2016
    ER Braithwaite, the Guyanese author of To Sir, With Love, has died at his home in Maryland at the age of 104. Born in Guyana on 27 June 1912, Eustace Edward Ricardo Braithwaite was the child of privileged parents, both graduates of Oxford University. His father was a diamond miner while his mother raised the family. During the second world war, he joined the Royal Air Force to fight as a pilot before going on to Cambridge to read physics. He later said that he experienced no racial prejudice within the RAF. On graduating, he found himself barred from work...
  • Watch video of anti-gun(control) project that got student suspended(NJ)

    09/30/2016 8:26:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | Dave Hutchinson
    The assignment last April was for students to come up with an election topic that would provoke discussion in the class, said Frank Harvey. Harvey, then a junior at Manville High School, decided to pick the topic of anti-gun control, he said. He put together an impressive video presentation that earned him an "A" on the project, he said. But Tuesday, Harvey, a senior, was suspended from Manville High School and ordered to undergo a psychological exam for that same project. His teacher, Rachel Gottfried, has denied giving her College and Career Readiness class the assignment and approving his topic,...
  • Long Island Teacher Disciplined after Calling Pro-Trump Students Racist

    09/26/2016 8:10:18 AM PDT · by kevcol · 31 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | September 26, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Smithtown High School West teacher Veronica Welsh said her students were racist if they support Donald Trump. Welsh was reportedly disciplined after her slanderous Facebook post. . . The school’s superintendent called the posting an extremely unfortunate incident and highly inappropriate. Welsh was not in school Friday, and CBS2 was not able to reach her at her home nor on her phone.
  • White Privilege Conference in Philadelphia Indoctrinates Educators, Students

    04/18/2016 8:38:13 PM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 18 April 2016 | Raven Clabough
    Educators and students from all over the country flocked to the 17th Annual White Privilege Conference (WPC) in Philadelphia over the weekend. The controversial gathering featured a number of radical ideologies, including those that could only be described as anti-Christian and anti-police. The annual conference touts itself as an event aimed at fixing a system in which minorities do not enjoy the same privileges that white people have. EAG News reports that the conference is “championed by a radical sect of educators from the organization Rethinking Schools,” bent on reinforcing the leftist maxim of “white privilege.”
  • Jewish educators called to UK authority meeting on Rosh Hashana

    07/26/2015 5:01:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies ^ | 7/26/15 | Jerry Lewis
    LONDON – While British school inspection authority Ofsted holds respect for minorities high on its agenda, it has set a meeting for independent London schools – including Jewish schools – on Rosh Hashana. Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, has the authority to insist on changes in schools if common standards and regulations aren’t met, and in extreme cases can recommend the closure of schools. It has the power to descend on a school without notice, or minimal notice, to ensure the establishment is up to scratch. High on its agenda is ensuring schools teach...
  • Former Atlanta educators jailed in test cheating scandal

    04/02/2015 10:37:30 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/2/2015 | KATE BRUMBACK
    ATLANTA (AP) — A group of former Atlanta educators convicted in a test cheating scandal were locked up in jail Thursday as they await sentences that could send them to prison for years. In one of the nation's largest cheating scandals of its kind, the 11 defendants were convicted Wednesday of racketeering for their roles in a scheme to inflate students' scores on standardized exams. They include teachers, a principal and other administrators, who were accused of falsifying test results to collect bonuses or keep their jobs in the 50,000-student Atlanta public school system. A 12th defendant, a teacher, was...
  • Street Artist Sabo: Young People 'Indoctrinated to Be Leftists'

    12/19/2014 10:06:10 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 12/18/2014 | Michael Morris
    Controversial street artist Sabo, for the first time ever, publicly revealed his face on television on the One American News Networks Rick Amato Show last night. Sabo, is his work art, or is it another form of vandalism? You be the judge. Known for his unique and in-your-face pieces, Sabo attempts to point “out the hypocrisy of liberal ideology and liberals on the left in general,” says Rick Amato. And until yesterday, Sabo had kept his face, at least on television, anonymous. But why did he choose to reveal himself now?
  • Phil Robertson Honored at Alma Mater; Faculty Walk Out

    05/28/2014 6:16:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 107 replies ^ | 5/27/2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Three faculty members walked out of the Louisiana Tech University commencement ceremony Saturday to show their disdain for alumnus Phil Robertson. Students in the Louisiana Tech's LGBTQ organization, Prism, sparked the idea via social media.
  • Harvard's Kennedy School Adds 'Checking Your Privilege 101' to New Student Orientation

    05/14/2014 7:06:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies ^ | 5/13/2014 | William Bigelow
    If you plan to attend Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, better get oriented for your orientation; you may be privileged. But don’t worry; there’s always room for spiritual growth. The school is adding a class titled “Checking Your Privilege 101” because of pressure from student activists, and that class will be part of your orientation! Lucky you! Reetu Mody, a first-year masters student in public policy and a campus activist, exclaimed, “We’re at one of the most powerful institutions in the world, yet we never critically examine power and privilege and what it means to have access to this power....
  • Parents reject Common Core indoctrination and lawmakers in many states agree

    02/03/2014 12:35:32 PM PST · by usalady · 13 replies
    Examiner ^ | Feb. 3, 2014 | Martha
    Common Core State Standards are under pressure by parents and lawmakers are getting the message. They are using legislation to boot the U.S. Department of Education’s indoctrination of students in their districts.
  • VANITY: Are there any conservative groups for teachers working in public schools?

    08/24/2013 5:52:26 AM PDT · by knit1purl2 · 18 replies
    myself | 8/24/2013 | knit1purl2
    I am considering a career change and think I would be a great teacher if i could survive the political arena. I am looking for comrades in arms. Are there any groups of conservative teachers that would be willing to organize to combine efforts to promote conservative thinking at your school? Would such a group survive?
  • ATA Earns a Failing Grade

    05/21/2013 7:29:52 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 4 replies ^ | May 21, 2013 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    It’s safe to say not too many zeroes are handed out to students who have actually completed their assignment and have handed it in. Most flat-line marks are due to, as seen in the Dorval case, required work the student failed to do. If there is nothing to grade, it stands to reason no grade is given.
  • William Ayers a keynote speaker next month at the Association of Teacher Educators conference

    01/18/2013 3:13:57 PM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 17, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    The Association of Teacher Educators has recruited Chicago professor – and former domestic terrorist – William Ayers to speak at their the 2013 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia which will be held next month. William Ayers, a co-founder of the radical Weather Underground domestic terror group, was a key figure during the 2008 presidential campaign due to his Chicago ties to then-Senator Obama. ... no specific mention of Ayers’ controversial background, describing him as the “formerly Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago.” The online biography also lists several of Ayers’ books,...
  • 'The Dozen Most Overrated Black People'

    10/10/2012 4:23:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 68 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 10, 2012 | Ross Kaminsky
    "The Dozen Most Overrated Black People": Can you imagine if I (or any other columnist) actually wrote an article with this title and subject? ....So what to make of Columbia University Associate Professor Marc Lamont Hill's article.....entitled "The 15 Most Overrated White People"..... ......This cannot remain acceptable in America -- by which I do not mean that Hill should not be heard, but rather than he should not be heard without the challenges he so richly deserves. The media and Columbia University do the nation a disservice by giving this transparently racist pseudo-intellectual an uncontested platform from which to further...
  • Reality Check: Is Teacher Pay So Low They Cannot 'Eat and Have a Life'?

    05/30/2012 8:23:33 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 68 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/28/2012 | Tom Gantert
    Rockford Public School high school teacher Craig Beach wrote a column for MLive in which he alleged that Republican lawmakers are ruining the teaching profession and talked about a colleague’s daughter’s views on teacher pay. Beach quoted the young woman criticizing the teaching profession’s “extremely low pay” with “I want to eat and have a life.” The article quotes the young woman as saying: “Mom, I know what goes into the profession. You demonstrate the many hours put in after leaving school, the stress, the lack of respect and now extremely low pay. I want to eat and have a...
  • Major Media Tricked By Education Spoof [satire]

    07/27/2011 5:16:03 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 1 replies
    EducationImproved, ^ | July 23, 2011 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    President Obama met with executives from the nation’s largest corporations and demanded large cash payments for education. Corporate bosses eagerly agreed to fork over what amounts to additional taxes for a schools system that does little to educate future employees. President Obama agreed to do nothing in return to improve the state of the public schools. He orated: “We’ll tell you what you need. Your job is to feel guilty and sign checks.” Corporate executives and government officials held hands and sang verses from Gilbert and Sullivan, with an especially rousing rendition of “We are the very model of a...
  • 13 Things Your Child's Teacher Won't Tell You(look at THIS BS)!

    09/08/2010 9:35:24 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 150 replies
    SHINE by Yahoo News ^ | Tue Aug 17, 2010 | Interviews by Neena Samuel
    A look inside a teacher's mind could help you understand lesson plans and maybe even guide your child to perform better. 1. If we teach small children, don’t tell us that our jobs are “so cute” and that you wish you could glue and color all day long. 2. I’m not a marriage counselor. At parent-teacher conferences, let’s stick to Dakota’s progress, not how your husband won’t help you around the house.
  • Brownsville settles with teacher over Facebook photo with stripper ( Pittsburgh )

    08/18/2010 5:14:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | August 18, 2010 | Paula Reed Ward
    A Spanish teacher in the Brownsville Area School District, she was suspended for 30 days without pay because a photograph of her with a stripper at a colleague's bachelorette party was posted on the popular social networking website. On Tuesday, she said she felt vindicated, as she and her ACLU attorney announced a $10,000 settlement with the district, along with full back pay and a clearing of her disciplinary record. Butch Santicola, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania State Educators Association, said teachers have to be careful in what photographs they take, what gets posted and where. "This is something that's...
  • Education

    01/13/2010 12:59:57 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 9 replies · 510+ views ^ | Jan 12, 2010 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Everybody wants to know: what the heck happened to American education????? Why this race for mediocrity???? Here's the whole story in maybe 600 words. The shortest formulation I've been able to come up with. Obama. Health care. Socialism. Pol Pot. Contempt. Bad education policy. John Dewey. It's all there. (A column on American Chronicle. Title: "Here's What Happened to American Education--The Very Short Version")
  • Sexual misconduct persistent in Utah schools

    10/25/2009 12:06:31 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 30 replies · 1,566+ views
    Salt Lake Trib ^ | Oct. 24, 2009 | Kirsten Stewart and Tony Semerad
    It starts with a little extra attention and affection, a personalized note on a term paper and chummy after-school banter. Before long it escalates to hugging and explicit text messages. It's called "grooming," small indiscretions that child abuse experts say should alert principals and parents to a developing sexual relationship between a teacher and student. But too often, these subtle cues go unnoticed until a relationship becomes inappropriate, or even criminal. Roy Junior High teacher Kenneth Taylor, who was charged 10 days ago with having sex with a former female student, is the latest addition to a growing list of...
  • Up to 50 teachers flagged in statewide background checks

    10/21/2009 10:45:41 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 7 replies · 675+ views ^ | Oct. 21 2009
    SALT LAKE CITY -- A recent statewide screening of education workers' backgrounds turned up close to 7,000 arrests, criminal charges or convictions. It also shows 30 to 50 teachers had been arrested or convicted of serious enough offenses in the past that they could be fired or reprimanded. Nine education workers are out of jobs following the check. According to the Salt Lake Tribune: •The Granite School District has terminated three workers due to the screening •The Alpine district fired one •An aide for the Canyons district was let go for an open container violation and contributing to the delinquency...
  • Sex Allegations Rattle Small Town School

    10/21/2009 10:14:50 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 16 replies · 1,319+ views ^ | Aug. 12, 2009 | Brad James
    (HELPER)—Two teachers at a small-town school are facing charges, accused of illegal sexual conduct with students. Both women had been working at Helper Junior High, until the Carbon School District learned of the cases at the end of July. Investigators say Melissa Andrini developed a sexual relationship this summer with a boy who may have been one of her students the previous year. Andrini has since resigned. Another teacher is accused of unlawful touching during the 2007-08 school year. Carbon School District Special Programs Director Robert Cox said she is currently on paid administrative leave, pending the investigation. Carbon County...
  • Roy teacher accused of sexual misconduct with student

    10/15/2009 10:59:59 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 16 replies · 1,670+ views ^ | Oct. 14, 2009 | Jennifer Stagg
    ROY -- The same day a 47-year-old Ogden High School teacher was accused of having a sexual relationship with a then 16- or 17-year-old former student, a Roy Jr. High teacher has been accused of the same thing with a former jr. high student. "They're victims. They're preyed upon. They're manipulated. They're not, by societal standards, mature enough to make some of these adult decisions on their own," said Roy police Chief Greg Whinham said. "We've been in this weird world where we're having one a week become the headline in the paper. There's definitely a problem." Ogden police and...
  • CA: Educators brace for sharp budget knife (Schwarzenegger proposes 5 fewer school days)

    01/08/2009 12:42:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 602+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 1/8/09 | John Howard
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s plan to cut deep into education funding includes shortening the K-12 school year by a week – the first time in the history of the state, experts say, that the school year has been sharply reduced, rather than lengthened. But that measure, among others, is being offered because the current economic crisis “is probably the most challenging budget situation the state has ever faced,” the administration says. “Most other industrialized countries are in excess of 200 days a year, and today we go 180 days. This proposal would whack that to 175 days,” said state schools Superintendent...
  • Teachers ‘beat and abuse’ muslim children in British koran classes

    12/10/2008 11:11:01 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 9 replies · 825+ views
    InfidelsAreCool ^ | 12/10/08 | Kal
    More evil and violence from the ‘religion’ of ‘piece’. No wonder muslim kids grow up so full of hate and venom, the very people charged with protecting them are beating them down in the name of allah. Gee what a shocker there… Muslim children are being beaten and abused regularly by teachers at some British madrassas - Islamic evening classes - an investigation by The Times has found. Students have been slapped, punched and had their ears twisted, according to an unpublished report by an imam based on interviews with victims in the north of England. One was “picked up...
  • A letter to Christian/Conservative Public School Union Members

    11/16/2006 6:35:01 PM PST · by Motherhood IS a career · 10 replies · 726+ views
    July 19, 2006 Hello Fellow Christian/Conservative Public School Union Member, I am Jeralee Smith, California public school teacher and one of the three founders of the NEA Conservative Educators Caucus. In this letter, I am representing my own opinions. The Conservative Caucus has not asked me to write this, though most would probably agree with what I am about to tell you. This is a long letter, but I am morally compelled to give you this information and urge you to give it serious consideration. Many Christians and conservatives of other faiths are re-examining their relationship to teachers unions in...
  • Teachers urged to tolerate swearing

    08/30/2006 7:28:53 AM PDT · by zlala · 128 replies · 2,653+ views
    Daily Press (Victorville CA) ^ | Sunday, August 27, 2006 | By HILLARY BORRUD / Staff Writer
    VICTORVILLE —Victor Valley Union High School District teachers have been coached on a new approach to disciplining students. At issue is whether teachers need to adjust how they interact with and discipline students who misbehave, particularly students from difficult backgrounds. Culberson, director of youth services for the San Bernardino City Unified School District, said at a back-to-school inservice meeting that students today have less respect for authority than they did when many teachers were in school and consequently, some teachers have unrealistic expectations of their students. The district superintendent, Julian Weaver, said Culberson’s message does not represent a change in...
  • Public Education, Military Sustain U.S. Democracy, Expert Says

    07/20/2006 4:31:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 164+ views
    HOUSTON, July 20, 2006 – A new program aims to help military students develop leadership skills, patriotism, commitment to selfless service, and intellectual and problem-solving capacity. The "Student 2 Student Initiative," under the auspices of the Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program, is a student-led, school-managed program designed to help students moving from one school to another focus on the positive aspects of their new experiences. The Military Child Education Coalition, a nonprofit group that advocates on issues facing military families, sponsors the program. "The leadership program will develop our leaders of the future, who are our hope," Frances Hesselbein...
  • Horowitz' Sleeping Giant

    04/19/2006 12:08:33 PM PDT · by JSedreporter · 7 replies · 1,197+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 19, 2006 | Rosemarie Capozzi
    The big difference in the latest spate of horror stories about academic abuse is that they are taking place in lower grades. Sean Allen, a 10th-grader from Colorado who made national news when he taped his World Geography teacher’s political rant, spoke from experience, “I was flooded with similar stories from students across the nation,” he said at a conference on academic freedom. “We can’t simply deal with this on a case-to-case basis, we have to get to the root of it.” Sean firmly believes that the Academic Bill of Rights crafted by conservative author and activist David Horowitz gives...
  • Empire, Resistance, and the War in IraqA Conference for Historians and Activists

    01/06/2006 11:12:01 AM PST · by Austin_snoop · 6 replies · 748+ views
    Historians Against War web site ^ |
    Friday Evening Plenary, 7:00 pm Keynote Speakers: Howard Zinn, Boston University (retired), author and activist Andrea Smith, University of Michigan Saturday Morning Panels NOTE: One panel is scheduled for each time slot. Empire and Resistance, 8:30 – 10:15 Chair/commentator: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, California State University at Hayward Amee Chew, Why the War Is Sexist (and Why We Can’t Ignore Gender Any More; Here’s a Start for Organizing) (tentative title) Alan Dawley, The College of New Jersey, Anti-Imperialism in the Wilson Era John Mason Hart, University of Houston, The Rise of the American Empire Ngocnga Nguyen, University of California San Diego, U.S....
  • Florida educators jump with Golden Knights

    11/10/2005 4:28:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 244+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Nov 10, 2005 | Staff Sgt. Thomas Kielbasa
    ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (Army News Service, Nov. 9, 2005) – An initiative to promote understanding of the U.S. military matched up the Army’s top parachutists with some of Florida’s most influential citizens, during a tandem jump clinic in central Florida last week. Twenty community leaders, educators, and media personalities attended the two-day event northeast of Tampa, where they were given the opportunity to tandem skydive with the U.S. Army’s elite Golden Knights parachute team. Following a morning training class and meeting with the Golden Knights, the civilians were taken up in the Golden Knight’s signature UV-21 Twin Otter, paired up with...
  • Teacher coached students before tests(Taught them how to cheat)

    10/22/2005 2:45:56 PM PDT · by radar101 · 31 replies · 814+ views
    SAN DIEGO UNION ^ | Oct 22, 2005 | Adam Klawonn
    A teacher at a San Marcos high school deliberately coached as many as 60 students before they took the science portion of annual state aptitude tests last spring, school district officials have found. The teacher, whose name, grade and tenure were not disclosed, resigned over the summer after officials discovered he had given Mission Hills High students advice on how to answer questions, Kevin Holt, assistant superintendent of human resources, said recently. Holt said the tests were given to different student groups at different times, and that gave the teacher a chance to see the questions and coach his students...
  • Virgin Islands Educators Support Families of Deployed Troops

    07/08/2005 3:46:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 280+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | July 8,2005 | Rudi Williams
    ATLANTA, July 8, 2005 – The U.S. Virgin Islands don't have any active duty military installations, but Army and Air National Guardsmen and their families can boast of living in America's Caribbean paradise with breathtaking beaches, secluded coves, pristine coral reefs and untouched rainforests. This U.S. territory also can boast of having caring and compassionate support for citizen-soldiers and airmen fighting the global war on terrorism and the loved ones they leave behind. "The services we render are to children and family members of the Virgin Islands National Guard, particularly those who are deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan," said Evelyn...
  • CA: Budget boost falls short, say some Inland educators (Gub wants 6 percent raise to $61.5 billion)

    06/30/2005 9:38:39 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 286+ views
    Press-Enterprise ^ | 6/30/05 | Melissa Eiselein
    PERRIS - Gov. Schwarzenegger hopes to increase the state education budget by 6 percent to $61.5 billion, the largest amount given to schools at any time in history, his staff said Wednesday during a visit to the Inland area. But some local educators say it won't be enough -- even if the Republican governor's budget is passed by the Democratic-controlled legislature. Schwarzenegger's representative, Scott Himelstein, met with an invited group of educators, school administrators and community leaders at Val Verde Union School District office in Perris to discuss the education budget. Himelstein will become deputy secretary of education and chief...
  • How Schools Cheat

    06/09/2005 10:55:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 1,610+ views
    Reason ^ | June 2005 | Lisa Snell
    On March 17, 2005, 15-year-old Delusa Allen was shot in the head while leaving Locke High School in Los Angeles, sending her into intensive care and eventually killing her. Four months before that several kids were injured in a riot at the same school, and last year the district had to settle a lawsuit by a student who required eye surgery after he was beaten there. In 2000, 17-year-old Deangelo Anderson was shot just across the street from Locke; he lay dead on the sidewalk for hours before the coroner came to collect his body. Violent crime is common at...
  • John Baptist de La Salle 1651 - 1719[Feast day: April 7th]

    04/07/2005 3:32:25 PM PDT · by Lady In Blue · 11 replies · 404+ views
    EWTN ^ | 1960 | John Coulson, editor
    JOHN BAPTIST de la SALLE 1651-1719 Feast: April 7 This saint is the patron of teachers, his great achievement having been to provide a system of education for the common people at a time when the poor were grossly neglected; not mercy by founding charity schools, a cling which had been attempted countless times before only to end in repeated failure, but by creating a body of trained teachers, and thus setting them on the only possible basis which guaranteed success. It was not by inclination, but solely by chance chat he was led to take up this work....
  • Bonnie Henry: Educators who see red over pink had better not cross Sheriff Joe

    01/23/2005 7:19:43 AM PST · by SandRat · 18 replies · 1,359+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 01/23/05 | Bonnie Henry
    It used to be red - before an unfortunate encounter with a bottle of bleach. That's the last time anything even remotely pink hung in my closet. Let's face it, pink is for little girls, Barbie, and of course, the inmates at the Maricopa County jail. For some time now, those in fashionista Sheriff Joe Arpaio's lockup have worn pink underwear and slept on pink sheets. Now they're wearing pink handcuffs, fluorescent, during transport. Seems Sheriff Joe was losing his regular handcuffs to his own deputies and other law enforcement agencies. So he ordered up a thousand of the day-glo...
  • Marine recruiting program takes educators to school

    11/08/2004 9:32:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 1,128+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 11/8/04 | Rick Rogers
    War or no war, the Marine Corps recruiting juggernaut just keeps rolling. The Corps' ability to attract men and women has led to the recruiting equivalent of Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak: the Marines' nine-plus-year run of making its personnel enlistment quota, unofficially known as "The Streak." The next closest service is the Navy, which has made its recruiting numbers for three years. Part of the Corps' success arrived at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego last month when educators from Redding, Folsom, Shasta and other towns within Maj. David Sosa's recruiting district in Northern California arrived for...
  • New four-winged feathered dinosaur?

    01/28/2003 1:54:40 PM PST · by ZGuy · 17 replies · 1,528+ views
    AIG ^ | 1/28/03 | Jonathan Sarfati
    Papers have been flapping with new headlines about the latest in a long line of alleged dinosaur ancestors of birds. This one is claimed to be a sensational dinosaur with feathers on its hind legs, thus four ‘wings’.1 This was named Microraptor gui—the name is derived from words meaning ‘little plunderer of Gu’ after the paleontologist Gu Zhiwei. Like so many of the alleged feathered dinosaurs, it comes from Liaoning province of northeastern China. It was about 3 feet (1 meter) long from its head to the tip of its long tail, but its body was only about the size...
  • 9/11: A Failure of Academia

    07/28/2004 7:19:27 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 2 replies · 439+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 7/28/04 | Dr. Walid Phares
    A few months ago, when the 9/11 Commission released footage of the communications between several command centers and the transportation network during the dramatic minutes of September 11, one phrase chilled me to the bones. It summarized how unprepared America was to face to the Jihadist onslaught. A pilot of an F-16 rushing to the scene over the Pentagon screamed on his radio: "God, the Russians had us...they had us." Since the end of the 1990s, Americans, were subjected to a campaign of intellectual subversion. The Jihadist factor, although identified by U.S. intelligence agencies as the driving force behind terrorism...

    04/27/2004 6:02:35 AM PDT · by The Mayor · 8 replies · 328+ views
    New York Post ^ | April 27, 2004 | New York Post Editorial
    <p>Kids in New York's public schools might not learn very much, but here's one lesson they're sure to grasp: When the going gets tough - cheat.</p> <p>That's the message officials have been sending with growing frequency, as pressure builds for the schools to turn out kids who actually know something - or hold them back until they do.</p>
  • University accused of censorship

    01/20/2004 10:35:47 AM PST · by Captain Kirk · 31 replies · 284+ views
    Mobile Register ^ | 01/19-04 | Sean Reilly
    Mobile Register University accused of censorship 01/19/04 By SEAN REILLY Washington Bureau A conservative faculty organization at the University of Alabama is accusing administrators of censorship after the group was barred from using the campus mail system to distribute its newspaper without regular postage. Leaders of the organization, known as the Alabama Scholars Association, charge that the decision is payback for their efforts to shake up the status quo, including a proposal for term limits for university administrators and a report that found widespread grade inflation in some departments. "It's just an effort to quash any sort of dissent," the...
  • Educators Debate Efforts to Rename Schools (named after Confederates)(historical assassination)

    12/26/2003 9:21:31 PM PST · by El Conservador · 32 replies · 490+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | December 26, 2003 | STEVE SZKOTAK
    HAMPTON, Va. - At Jefferson Davis Middle School, a civil war of words is being waged over a petition drive to erase the name of the slave-owning Confederate president from the school. Opinion is mixed, and it's not necessarily along racial lines. "If it had been up to Robert E. Lee, these kids wouldn't be going to school as they are today," said civil rights leader Julian Bond, now a history professor at the University of Virginia. "They can't help but wonder about honoring a man who wanted to keep them in servitude." That argument isn't accepted universally among Southern...
  • 5 Teachers Fired for Smoking Pot On School Property!

    09/18/2003 5:45:33 AM PDT · by jaykay · 55 replies · 1,276+ views ^ | 09/17/03 | WDIV TV Staff Writer(s)
    5 Cranbrook Teachers Allegedly Smoke Pot On CampusNo Students Involved, According To ReportsPOSTED: 8:30 a.m. EDT September 17, 2003Five faculty members of Cranbrook schools are accused of smoking marijuana during a campus event. Three teachers from the Cranbrook Upper School and two teachers from the Brookside Lower School were fired for the allegations, Local 4 reported. Sources told Local 4 that the alleged incident happened Labor Day week, before school started. No students were involved.
  • How I Changed My Left Wing High School-Steve Miller

    07/08/2003 8:21:08 AM PDT · by GmbyMan · 47 replies · 727+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 07/07/2003 | Steve Miller
    How I Changed My Left-Wing High School By Steve Miller | July 8, 2003 I just graduated from Santa Monica High. My teachers compared this country to the worst regimes in world history while excusing the atrocities of its enemies. And the well-entrenched left-wing bias seemed to take its most extreme forms in the classes most responsible for teaching students about civic behavior: History and Government. SMHS history courses routinely omitted essential components of U.S. history—everything from the pioneers to the Second Amendment—but spent an inordinate amount of time condemning this nation's past. My own U.S. history teacher instructed...
  • NEA 'reaching out' from the left to GOP

    07/07/2003 11:31:17 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 11 replies · 333+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, July 8, 2003 | By George Archibald
    <p>NEW ORLEANS &#8212; The president of the National Education Association acknowledges that the union is left-wing politically and 90 percent pro-Democrat but says he wants to reach out more to Republicans.</p> <p>"I think many [Republican leaders in the Bush administration and Congress] feel as though we may not support as many Republicans as Democrats. That has been true in the past," NEA President Reg Weaver told The Washington Times in an exclusive interview at the conclusion of the union's annual convention here.</p>
  • Thousands set to march for public education

    05/02/2003 3:56:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies · 237+ views
    ALBANY, N.Y. April 16, 2003 - Education organizations today urged New York residents across the state to join the tens of thousands of New Yorkers expected to participate in a May 3rd demonstration in Albany. The March for Public Education is intended to show support for public education funding.Representatives of the Educational Conference Board and the Public Higher Education Conference Board - representing more than a dozen education groups that are the lead sponsors of the demonstration - said hundreds of buses have already been reserved by public education advocates from every corner of the state."On May 3rd, we fully...

    05/01/2003 9:55:11 AM PDT · by Apolitical · 7 replies · 211+ views
    Iconoclast ^ | May 1, 2003 | Paul Walfield
    ICONOLCAST'S FIGHTING WORDS! "QUICK, HIDE THE TWINKIES!" by Paul Walfield Taking your daughter to her first day of school can be traumatic. Not just for your little girl, but for you. I remember my feelings at the time, and they were heart wrenching. Here was my five year old going out into the world for the first time and on her own. It took a while, but eventually I could drop her off and not get pangs of pain as I drove off. The difficulties had nothing to do with the school or the teachers or what was taught, they...
  • Potted principal goes potty

    02/13/2003 9:30:22 AM PST · by Cagey · 52 replies · 395+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 2-13-2003 | ALICE McQUILLAN and ALISON GENDAR
    Cops: She drove drunk, urinated By ALICE McQUILLAN and ALISON GENDARDAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS Talk about a lack of class. The principal of a troubled city school was arraigned yesterday after cops caught her driving drunk - and urinating in a Bronx street - when she was supposed to be at work, police said. Evelyn Peralta-Tessitore, 41, principal of Public School 192 in Harlem, was charged with driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest. Cops said they spotted Peralta-Tessitore squatting and urinating beside the open door of her 2003 Mercedes-Benz about 2:40 p.m. Tuesday. Her car was stopped ata red...