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  • Study: More Students Are Graduating College Because It’s Gotten Easier

    08/15/2019 7:33:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/15/2019 | Joy Pullmann
    In the 1990s, only 40 percent of students who entered a four-year state college graduated within the next six years. In the 2000s, that six-year graduation rate increased—to 50 percent. But during that timeframe more poorly prepared students also entered college, so one would expect a drop in graduation rates, not the opposite.So why did the opposite happen? A new study from Brown University, reported recently in The Atlantic, examines that question and concludes the most likely reason is that colleges have lowered their standards even further.While student achievement over this timeframe decreased, as measured by math test scores,...
  • Trump set to speak at 2019 Air Force Academy graduation

    05/30/2019 1:49:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Gazette ^ | 4/25/19 | Tom Roeder
    President Donald Trump will deliver the Air Force Academy’s graduation speech on May 30, the White House confirmed Thursday. Trump bumped expected speaker Vice President Mike Pence from the podium for the ceremony in Falcon Stadium, where about 1,000 seniors will pin on the rank of 2nd lieutenant. It will be Trump’s first stop in Colorado Springs since his visit during the 2016 presidential campaign. **SNIP** Trump’s remarks haven’t been written, but addressing his push for a separate Space Force is a safe bet. Colorado Springs is home to the bulk of the military’s space troops and is in the...
  • Seven Things Commencement Speakers Should Consider

    05/22/2019 9:27:37 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 10 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 22, 2019 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Pearls of wisdom for the speechmakers of graduation season, 2019… Congratulations, Commencement Speakers! Today is your day! After a lifetime of devotion to your respective careers – as journalists, entrepreneurs, inventors, CEOs, ward heelers, or rent seekers – you have finally reached that pinnacle of achievement reserved for only 4600 people each year: you have been selected to give a commencement speech at one of America’s institutions of higher learning. You have finally made it. As you feverishly scribble your notes over the days to come, preparing for that moment of success, that twenty or thirty, or Heaven forbid, forty-minute...
  • Graduates, it's time to unlearn college

    05/17/2019 5:19:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Fox ^ | May 17, 2019 | Pete Hegseth
    ‘Tis the season of commencement addresses. You know, those lengthy, vapid, and self-important speeches that conclude the collegiate experience. The vast majority of graduation speakers are leftists and Democrats, predictably extolling diversity, globalism, identity politics, gender empowerment and – of course – climate change. Most graduates hungover and bored, absorb the platitudes. After the speech, a degree in hand, the indoctrination is complete. I won’t attempt to give you my own commencement address here (you’ll have to watch Sunday’s “Fox & Friends” when I give the first-ever “Fox & Friends” Commencement Address – tune in!). Instead, I simply want to...
  • Protest against Hillary in Hot Springs Arkansas May 25th

    05/05/2019 6:03:55 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 12 replies
    Citizens for the American Agenda | 050519 | Garland County TEA Party
    Hillary is scheduled to speak at a high school graduation Saturday May 25th Lock her up!!!!! Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 1 PM Hot Springs Convention Center 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901 An opportunity to let Hillary Clinton know how Arkansans feel about her getting away from an FBI investigation (time is subject to change awaiting further press release) facebook event you can RSVP, like, share, & comment on Lock Her Up!__________________________________ Citizens For the American Agenda Planning Meeting Tuesday at 6 PM – 7 PM Garland County Library 1427 Malvern Ave. Hot Springs, AR 71901 Please join...
  • Michigan Principal Apologizes for Marine Uniform Comments

    06/14/2018 4:39:34 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 165 replies ^ | June 14, 2018 | The Associated Press
    MARSHALL, Mich. — A high school principal in southern Michigan has apologized to two graduates whom he had chastised for wearing their Marine dress uniforms during commencement. Marshall High School Principal Scott Hutchins apologized Monday for his comments regarding the two students' decision not to wear their caps and gowns on June 3, the Battle Creek Enquirer reported. School officials had told the two students ahead of commencement that exceptions wouldn't be made to a policy requiring graduates to wear a cap and gown, Superintendent Randy Davis said. Hutchins pulled aside Pfc. Willie Couch and Pfc. Samuel Hackworth at the...
  • Trump Rallies (and Surprises) Navy Grads:

    05/25/2018 11:32:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 99 replies ^ | May 25, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    President Trump traveled from the White House to Annapolis, Maryland Friday morning to give the commenement address for the 2018 U.S. Naval Academy graduating class. "You are now leaders in the most powerful and righteous force on the face of the planet: the United States military," President Trump said to a stadium filled with 30,000 people. "Each of you will make your own mark on the Navy, the Marine Corps, the military, and the history of our great nation...There is no hill our Marines our can’t take and there is no stronghold the SEALs can’t breach. There is no...
  • Administrator suggests families could face $1,030 fine for cheering during graduation

    05/09/2018 11:50:13 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 71 replies
    FOX59 ^ | May 9 2018
    GREENVILLE, S.C. – A $1,030 fine for cheering at a graduation ceremony? An administrator at a South Carolina school warned students and parents about the possibility, according to the Greenville News. The newspaper reported that a slide shown at a school assembly said the following: Since graduation is a dignified and solemn occasion, graduating seniors and their guests should behave appropriately. Please ask your guests not to call out, cheer, whistle, or applaud during the reading of names and presentation of diplomas. The citation for family members yelling out is $1,030.
  • Pelican Attacks College Graduation (Video)

    04/29/2018 8:10:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    Well, that’s exactly what happened in Malibu at Pepperdine University’s graduation yesterday when a group of Pelicans decided that maybe some of the students weren’t quite ready to graduate and decided to attack them and let their opinion be heard! But thankfully, the graduation security detail (it’s California) couldn’t find the pelican family on the guest list and promptly surrounded them before realizing they had no idea how to actually kick them out… See, this is why I’m glad that it’s hot enough in Tennessee to where we have the common sense to have most of our graduations indoors, away...
  • Education D.C. Public Schools graduation rate on track to decline this year

    03/01/2018 3:43:01 PM PST · by bitt · 11 replies
    3/1/2018 ^ | perry stein
    Fewer high school seniors in the District are expected to receive a diploma in June than the year before, a sharp reversal for a school system that had celebrated a 20-point increase in its graduate rate since 2011. Data released Thursday by D.C. Public Schools show that 42 percent of seniors attending traditional public schools are on track to graduate, while 19 percent are considered “moderately off-track,” meaning they could still earn enough credits to earn a diploma. The likely drop in the graduation rate is the latest fallout from an investigation that cast doubt on the validity of diplomas...
  • Chicago Students Won’t Be Able to Graduate without the Government Approving Their Plans

    07/06/2017 8:31:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/06/2017 | Katherine Timpf
    Beginning in 2020, Chicago high-school seniors will have to prove that they have a government-approved post-graduation plan in order to earn their diplomas. Yep. Rather than allow its young people the freedom to approach their futures creatively, Chicago will force its students to choose from one of just five government-approved options: College attendance (note: verbal vows of attendance are not enough, students will need to present actual acceptance letters), a gap-year program, military service, a trade apprenticeship, or a job. According to Reason, the official description of the demand claims that the city is trying to raise $1 million...
  • Teen Kicked out Graduation for Only Pants He Can Afford. Three Minutes Until Start, Sees Stranger...

    06/22/2017 9:22:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    liftable ^ | June 19, 2017 | Carolyn Marie
    FULL TITLE: Teen Kicked out Graduation for Only Pants He Can Afford. Three Minutes Until Start, Sees Stranger Outside Leroy Solis Jr. walked across the stage at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas to receive his high school diploma. He looked like many of the young men graduating from MacArthur High School that day. He wore a blue cap and gown along with dress pants, a dress shirt, and a tie. Solis Jr. did not stand out from the crowd of graduates. However, the reason he was actually able to walk across the stage during graduation stands out as...
  • Colleges Celebrate Diversity With Separate ‘Commencements’

    06/02/2017 6:41:49 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    New York TImes ^ | 6/2/2017 | Anemona Hartcollis
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Looking out over a sea of people in Harvard Yard last week, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive and one of Harvard’s most famous dropouts, told this year’s graduating class that it was living in an unstable time, when the defining struggle was “against the forces of authoritarianism, isolationism and nationalism.” Two days earlier, another end-of-year ceremony had taken place, just a short walk away on a field outside the law school library. It was Harvard’s first commencement for black graduate students, and many of the speakers talked about a different, more personal kind of struggle, the struggle...
  • Harvard will hold black-only graduation ceremony

    05/09/2017 1:02:57 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 71 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution via WPXI ^ | May 9, 2017 | Stephanie Toone
    Black graduate students at Harvard University will soon be a part of a first-of-its-kind ceremony. On May 23, the prestigious university will hold an individual ceremony for black graduate students, according to a report by The Root. The ceremony, which took a year to plan, celebrates “fellowship,” not “segregation,” Michael Huggins, a graduate student who will receive a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School this month, told The Root. “This is an opportunity to celebrate Harvard’s black excellence and black brilliance,” Huggins told the online publication. “It’s an event where we can see each other and...
  • 20-Year Fox News veteran details coming out as gay while working at ‘craziest conservative network’

    05/08/2017 12:06:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 116 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 7, 2017 | Sarah Taylor
    Shepard Smith, a Fox News anchor since 1996, revealed last week that he had no intention of opening up about his sexuality the way he did during an April speech at his alma mater.Speaking at a conference, Smith was tapped to talk on a panel titled “It Starts With MEek,” one that was meant to promote inclusivity and diversity. According to a report made by the Clarion-Ledger, Smith changed his speech at the last minute to reflect the crux of the conversation and decided to tell his own story of inclusivity and diversity.“It wasn’t until seven, or eight, or nine...
  • Trump to Be Liberty University's Graduation Commencement Speaker

    03/22/2017 9:02:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/22/2017 | Michael Gryboski
    President Donald Trump will be the commencement speaker for the May graduation ceremony at the prominent Virginia evangelical Christian school Liberty University. The Christian Broadcasting Network broke the news Wednesday morning that President Trump will return to Liberty, having spoken there last year during the Republican primary season. "I look forward to speaking to this amazing group of students on such a momentous occasion," said Trump to CBN News. "Our children truly are the future and I look forward to celebrating the success of this graduating class as well as sharing lessons as they embark on their next chapter full...
  • Government Persecutes For Profit Colleges

    11/28/2016 11:00:04 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 23, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Can it be that the federal government has been waging war on for-profit colleges because, with all their problems, they still make traditional institutions of higher learning look bad? For example, the Obama Administration famously created a “gainful employment” rule for for-profits to follow in which they would be barred from receiving Pell grants if their graduates were not “gainfully employed” after graduation. How many private non-profits let alone public colleges could live up to such a standard? At a Cato Institute conference examining for-profit higher education, economist Richard Vedder showed that a comparison of just two schools—the public University...
  • 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.” ...
  • Obama Gets Only Luke-Warm Reception at Air Force Academy Graduation Ceremony

    06/02/2016 1:41:32 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 29 replies
    Local radio station KVOR 740 | June 2, 2016 | Stayfree
    As I was driving my wife to her hair salon near the Air Force Academy, I noticed huge police presence all around the Academy. As I left her there, I was listening to Michael Savage, when they interrupted with news about the F-16 Thunderbird crash. The first announcer said that Obama was given only a warm reception for his graduation speech. Then I realized why my neighbor, a major at the Academy stayed home today! I was baffled as to why so many people were parked all over the hills and looking toward Falcon stadium with cameras. It finally dawned...
  • Clarence Thomas tells graduates to simply be good citizens

    05/16/2016 5:25:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 16,2016 | Joel Gehrke
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas urged college graduates who seek to "preserve liberty" to do so by fulfilling the duties of their daily vocations rather than attempting to achieve sweeping political goals. "At the risk of understating what is necessary to preserve liberty in our form of government, I think more and more that it depends on good citizens, discharging their daily duties in their daily obligations," Thomas said Saturday during a commencement address at Hillsdale College, a small liberal arts college in Michigan.