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  • C-Span: Lily talks about the “Trump effect”

    10/26/2016 2:02:00 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    Lily was on C-Span and talked about education policy why the educators are saying that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s 2016 candidacy is contributing to a rise in school bullying,the “Trump effect.” She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Check it out!
  • Seattle Teachers Enforce Black Lives Matter Indoctrination

    10/17/2016 7:59:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/17/16 | Matthew Vadum
    A Maoist-style reeducation fest approaches in Seattle schools Thousands of taxpayer-supported Seattle teachers are planning to don Black Lives Matter t-shirts this week in public schools and force-feed left-wing propaganda to their students about race in an effort to draw attention to the systemic racism they imagine is embedded in the public education regime. The shirts say “Black Lives Matter” and “We Stand Together,” which is almost identical in meaning to the Hillary Clinton campaign slogan “Standing Together.”
  • University of New Haven Disinvites Sheriff David Clarke From Speaking

    10/06/2016 4:16:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | October 6, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Here we go again. Another conservative speaker has been disinvited from speaking at a "tolerant" progressive university. This time, it's Milwaulkee County Sheriff David Clarke. Clarke, who was initially invited by the University of New Haven to give a talk about forensics (after all, he works in law enforcement), has been disinvited because of "circumstances." Those "circumstances" likely have to do with Clarke's conservative viewpoints, support for Donald Trump and criticism of Black Lives Matter. From Sheriff Clarke's blog:  We accepted, began planning for the trip — my assistant exchanged over a dozen emails in July about booking flights and hotel.  Then...
  • Boy has ‘impure thoughts’, blames cheerleaders’ skirts, school punishes cheerleaders

    10/05/2016 6:56:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 162 replies
    PinkNews ^ | October 4, 2016 | Joseph Patrick McCormick
    A school has been criticised after punishing a whole cheerleading squad after a male student said he was distracted by their short skirts. The student at Timpview High School had “impure” thoughts after seeing the squad in their uniforms, People reports, and so his mother wrote to the school and complained. After the formal complaint was made, rather than helping the male student to deal with the thoughts, the Utah school’s administrators appear to have punished the whole cheerleading squad. Administrators told the cheerleading coach at the school, who told the 44-strong cheerleading squad that they should not wear their...
  • University distributes seven-page speech guide

    10/04/2016 7:16:48 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 22 replies
    The College Fix ^ | OCTOBER 4, 2016 | Kate Hardiman
    tudent leaders of this year’s freshman orientation at James Madison University were given a list of 35 things they should avoid saying, including phrases such as “you have such a pretty face,” “love the sinner, hate the sin,” “we’re all part of the human race,” “I treat all people the same,” “it was only a joke,” “I never owned slaves,” and “people just need to pick themselves up by their bootstraps,” among other expressions. Those phrases and others on the list “widen the diversity gap” and do not “create a safe and inclusive environment,” according to the seven-page handout, a...
  • Facebook post ignites bathroom debate on Ga. campus

    09/30/2016 9:02:34 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 9 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 9/30/16 | Chris Joyner
    Earlier this month, a Trump-supporting student at the University of West Georgia took umbrage at a sign declaring a bathroom on campus to be “liberated” from the “gender binary.” He tore the paper sign off, but first he had a buddy take photos of him doing it so he could post it on Facebook later . That earned junior Lans Carcioppolo a visit from college administrators, but he is unapologetic.
  • Cornell referendum on men's room tampons passes in landslide

    09/29/2016 12:07:13 PM PDT · by C19fan · 76 replies
    Cornell Review ^ | September 29, 2016 | Laura Gunderson
    Cornell students passed a student-sponsored referendum to provide free tampons and pads in all Cornell bathrooms, with 78.6 percent of 3,034 voting students casting a ballot in favor. The "#FreetheTampon" initiative aims to provide all bathrooms on campus of both genders—yes, men’s too—with free menstrual products throughout the year, and comes shortly after Brown University recently implemented a similar program.
  • Swarthmore student called ‘white b*tch,’ told ‘kill yourself’ over op-ed that upset liberal peers

    09/27/2016 4:36:45 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 13 replies
    The College Fix ^ | September 27, 2016 | Jeremy Beaman
    Swarthmore student flees campus after bullying prompts safety concerns Reaction to a Swarthmore College student’s recent op-ed in the campus newspaper about the preppy liberal arts school’s need-blind admissions program has been so vicious and severe — cyberbullying, a message telling her she should have her tongue removed, a note saying “kill yourself bitch” — that the column’s author has left campus. Erin Jenson told The College Fix her Sept. 12 column in the campus newspaper, “The Admissions Office Doesn’t Care About Your Values,” argued that the same colleges encouraging students to challenge anything perceived as privilege do in fact...
  • 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.
  • BLM flag flying alongside American flag at UVM

    09/23/2016 10:16:03 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 28 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | September 23, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski
    The University of Vermont’s Burlington campus is flying a Black Lives Matter flag alongside both the American and state flags. Several students from the school took to social media to express their support for the move, with some saying the school is “winning for this” and another noting that since the school is supportive of the movement, “we should be too.”
  • Mispronouncing Student’s Name Now a ‘Microaggression’

    09/23/2016 9:26:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 22, 2016 | Susan Berry
    A campaign initiated by the National Association for Bilingual Education and the Santa Clara County Office of Education says a teacher who mispronounces a student’s name is causing a negative emotional state that can lead to poor academic success. The campaign, titled “My Name, My Identity: A Declaration of Self,” says on its website, “Did you know that mispronouncing a student’s name negates the identity of the student? This can lead to anxiety and resentment which, in turn, can hinder academic progress.”
  • Mispronouncing Student’s Name Now a ‘Microaggression’

    09/23/2016 7:02:36 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 99 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 22, 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A campaign initiated by the National Association for Bilingual Education and the Santa Clara County Office of Education says a teacher who mispronounces a student’s name is causing a negative emotional state that can lead to poor academic success. The campaign, titled “My Name, My Identity: A Declaration of Self,” says “Did you know that mispronouncing a student’s name negates the identity of the student? This can lead to anxiety and resentment which can hinder academic progress.” Rita Kohli, an assistant professor of education at the University of California at Riverside, told NEA Today – the publication of the National...
  • CNN's Sally Kohn: It's 'good' if conservatives feel unable to speak on campus

    09/17/2016 1:01:19 PM PDT · by kevcol · 154 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | September 17, 2016 | Blake Neff
    When Powers argued that speech should be protected because by itself it is never dangerous, Kohn countered by saying Powers failed to recognize her white privilege. Speech that seems harmless to middle or upper-class whites, she said, could be deeply threatening to poor and non-white communities. If somebody claims to feel certain speech is unsafe, Kohn said, they should be believed. "Feelings are valid," she said, according to Stroup. "I'm never going to argue with people's feelings." Kohn also said it's a good thing if conservatives feel unable to express their views for fear of encountering hostility from their peers...
  • Stop the insanity! High school football fans told to stop chanting "USA, USA"

    09/16/2016 12:08:02 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 36 replies
    Fox ^ | 9/16/2016
    Patriotism is under fire in Western Michigan. The OK Conference, representing 50 schools, has announced a crackdown on fans chanting, “USA” at football games. They are also implementing strict rules on flags and political banners. “Coaches and fans are irate,” said Bill Simonson, the host of a statewide sports radio show. “People are tired of being told what flag to fly or what political side to lean towards.” Mr. Simonson, who hosts “The Huge Show”, was the first to break this insane story. The athletic conference’s crackdown comes after fans from a predominantly black school took offense after fans from...
  • PBS Introduces Lesson Plan To Indoctrinate Students Against Trump

    09/14/2016 9:16:24 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 44 replies
    iheart ^ | 9/14/2016 | Eric Owens
    Just in time for the 2016 election, San Francisco PBS affiliate KQED is offering a Common Core-ready lesson plan designed for public school teachers who want to indoctrinate students with a love for open borders and a deep suspicion of anyone who favors the immigration restrictions proposed by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. The lesson plan — which comes complete with “safe space” suggestions — is offered by way of a section of the taxpayer-funded television station’s website called “The Lowdown” (“connecting newsroom to classroom”). The lesson, released this week, centers around a graphic comic entitled “Fear of Foreigners: A...
  • Lawsuit: Transgender 'Girl' Twerked, Grinded Against Biological Girls In Locker Room,.....

    09/14/2016 8:57:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    dailywire ^ | September 8, 2016 | Amanda Prestigiacomo
    FULL TITLE: Lawsuit: Transgender 'Girl' Twerked, Grinded Against Biological Girls In Locker Room, Leaving Them in Tears A lawsuit filed in federal court is uncovering the consequences of the Obama Administration’s unlawfully imposed transgender agenda. After capitulating to Obama’s public school transgender edict in May, a Minnesota high school is being accused of ignoring complaints of privacy violations by their biologically female students, Fox News’ Todd Starnes reported Wednesday. Funny, this is exactly what the left continually assures us would never happen. According to the bombshell lawsuit, a transgender “girl" student, who participated on girls' sports teams, “twerked,” “grinded” and...
  • Rebranding Common Core

    09/14/2016 7:27:10 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 32 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 14, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The unpopularity of the Common Core educational standards is not causing its proponents to rethink it but to rebrand it. "In 2010, every state but Alaska, Nebraska, Texas, and Virginia adopted Common Core State Standards, a set of requirements for what elementary and secondary school children should know in each grade in math and English language arts," Joy Pullmann writes in the second edition of Common Core: A Bad Choice for America, published by the Heartland Institute. "Five years later, three in five Americans said they don’t know if Common Core is in their local schools." "While 25 states have...
  • Catholic School Won’t Cave to Transgender’s Demands

    09/13/2016 5:56:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies ^ | September 13, 2016 | Aaron Maxwell
    CHERRY HILL, N.J. ( - A Catholic high school in New Jersey is denying a self-described transgender enrollment in its school. Madelyn Catrambone, a 14-year-old girl, applied to Camden Catholic High School in Cherry Hill in February, and was accepted. Since then, she has decided to start identifying as male, and when the school found out, it rescinded its offer. Camden's principle Heather Crisci said last week that the school's Catholic identity made it impossible to accept a child who believes she is the opposite sex, because to do so would involve implicit rejection of Church teaching Catrambone commented, "I...
  • Nearly 3,000 Sept. 11 Memorial Flags Trashed At Occidental College

    09/12/2016 9:51:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    cbsla ^ | 09/12/2016
    Occidental College Republican Club wrote on Facebook that they had planted the flags on campus Saturday night, but at midnight, vandals had crushed, snapped and thrown each flag in the garbage and had instead put up posters and flyers up “that shamed the victims of 9/11.” College officials say they don’t know who is responsible for the vandalism, but are investigating and will take “appropriate disciplinary action.” Anyone with information can share the information at
  • California professor reportedly rips down Sept. 11 memorial posters (RAGING LIBERAL ALERT)

    09/10/2016 1:32:52 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 126 replies ^ | Published September 09, 2016 | Fox News
    Students at a southern California community college say campus leaders canceled a Sept. 11 memorial and a professor tore down "Never Forget" remembrance posters. A conservative group of students at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo released video footage Thursday of a history professor ripping down posters with images showing various terrorists acts and the words “Never Forget," according to the College Fix. The video shows history professor Margot Lovett telling the students -- who are members of the Young Americans for Freedom group -- that they did not have permission to hang the posters. Lovett, who is chairwoman of the...
  • Vanderbilt U. now completely obsessed with gender pronouns

    09/10/2016 9:25:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 10, 2016 | Aleister
    Vanderbilt University has picked up the idea of preferred gender pronouns and run away with it. There are charts on campus to explain the proper usage of gender pronouns and name plates are providing individual pronoun preferences. KLEW TV News reports: Pronoun chart at Vanderbilt to ‘provide education, awareness about gender identity’
  • Protesters bum-rush Berkeley College Republicans, try to swipe life-size Trump cutout

    09/09/2016 5:44:11 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 21 replies
    College Fix ^ | 9/8/2016
    Student protesters bum-rushed a Berkeley College Republicans’ tabling event Wednesday and tried to abscond with their life-size Donald Trump cardboard cut out. “A group of protesters with a megaphone confronted our table and proceeded to snatch and attempt to rip up our Donald Trump cut-out,” Jose Diaz, president of Berkeley College Republicans, said in a statement to The College Fix. According to Diaz: “I jumped up and grabbed the hands of a protestor to prevent him from [taking the Trump cut out]. The group of protestors then circled us and began yelling slurs at us in reference to Donald Trump.”...
  • Descendants of Slaves Sold by Georgetown U Demand $1 Billion Foundation

    09/09/2016 1:36:43 PM PDT · by C19fan · 91 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 9, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    A group of descendants of slaves sold by Georgetown University in 1838 was unsatisfied with the unprecedented steps the college took to accommodate them, and demanded partnership in a $1 billion foundation vaguely aimed at producing "reconciliation." In 1838, amid dire financial trouble, Georgetown University sold off 272 slaves for $115,000 (over $3 million in today's dollars). Last week, the university's president, John DeGioia, announced Georgetown would offer special admissions preference for any of the descendants of those slaves, and he promised to build an on-campus memorial to the slaves and renamed a building after one of them. He also...
  • Brown University Providing Tampons in Men’s Bathrooms Because ‘Both Sexes Menstruate’

    09/08/2016 9:54:42 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 8, 2016 | Ben Kew
    Tampons are now a genderless necessity, according to Brown University, who have announced that they will be providing tampons for both men’s and women’s bathrooms across the university this academic year. The tampons will be delivered to bathrooms by the university’s student president, Viet Nguyen, as well as 20 volunteers, with Nguyen claiming the initiative is a means of educating students that men menstruate as well as women. In an email to the student body, Nguyen said, “There’s been a lot of conversation about why pads and tampons are a necessity, not a luxury, but not a lot of action....
  • (Chicago) Teacher Disciplined After Trying To Force Student To Stand For Pledge

    09/09/2016 6:25:00 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 8, 2016
    A Blue Island high school teacher has been disciplined, after trying to force a student to stand for the pledge of allegiance. Michael Stillman, an attorney for Community High School District 218, wouldn't say how the teacher was disciplined, but said her behavior did not rise to the level of a fireable offense. [Snip] The student's mother, Kelly Porter, said the teacher was suspended. [Snip] Her 15-year-old son, Shemar Cooper, chose to sit during the pledge two weeks ago, and his Spanish teacher approached him about it. His mother acknowledged his response was "America sucks," and she said that "was...
  • Cornell 'Diversity Chief' candidate in hot water after suggesting all students matter

    09/08/2016 10:00:23 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published September 07, 2016 | By Emily Zanotti
    Cornell is hiring a dean of students whose job it will be to promote diversity on campus... So far, though, the interview process isn’t going particularly well for one top candidate, Vijay Pendakur...he dared to say that he’d consider all students when making decisions as the dean of students. “If I say, ‘The dean’s area of focus is diversity and inclusion,’ the unspoken thought in response often is, ‘Oh, so he’s here for only the marginalized students,'” he told the crowd. “So we need to undo that, because that is a deeply problematic framework. If we’re going to make progress,...
  • Tampons coming to men's rooms at Brown University

    09/07/2016 8:33:13 PM PDT · by grundle · 66 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | September 7, 2016 | Sydney Hutchison
    Brown University's student body president will be hand-delivering menstrual products to all nonresidential bathrooms on campus, including men’s rooms, with the help of 20 other students. The initiative is intended to communicate the message that "pads and tampons are a necessity, not a luxury," and that not all people who menstruate are women. Brown University's student body president will be hand-delivering menstrual products to all nonresidential bathrooms on campus, including men’s rooms, with the help of 20 other students. Viet Nguyen, President of the Undergraduate Council of Students, announced the initiative in a campus-wide email Tuesday, saying he wants to...
  • SF official suggests taking slaveholders’ names off schools

    09/06/2016 6:17:19 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 36 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 6, 2016 | Steve Rubenstein and Rachel Swan
    George Washington, the guy on the quarter, could soon be facing the ax in San Francisco as surely as his fabled cherry tree. The president of the San Francisco school board thinks it’s time to consider renaming schools that bear the names of slave owners — including Washington and his friends and fellow presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe.
  • Hillary Campaign Blames TRUMP for School Bullying

    09/05/2016 1:45:50 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 26 replies ^ | September 4, 2016
    Recently, "Crooked" Hillary Clinton, probably in an attempt to defray the recent impacts of the recent scandal where she "lost" (destroyed) 13 different cell phones, and ordered her husband's aide to destroy two with a hammer, released an article on her "feed" which claimed that "Trump's hateful rhetoric is having a heartbreaking impact on students." Crooked Hillary's website states that the Southern Poverty Law Center, a liberal activist group posing as a civil rights organization, surveyed teachers across America and that the teachers reported that "students, particularly Muslims and [illegal] immigrant students, are worried about ... the election." According to...
  • Syracuse U prof rejects Israeli documentary, then apologizes after controversy erupts

    09/02/2016 9:10:58 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | September 02, 2016 at 11:09 AM | By Julie McMahon |
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A Syracuse University professor who rejected a film about Israeli settlers on the West Bank for a conference here has issued a public apology. Controversy over screening the film "The Settlers" unraveled Thursday after The Atlantic published emails written by SU religion professor Gail Hamner. Hamner was writing to a fellow conference organizer to tell him she didn't think SU should screen the documentary because it would elicit protests from pro-Palestinian groups. Atlantic writer Conor Friedersdorf argued this was an example of "how political correctness chills speech on campus."
  • Cornell, Columbia Accused of Discriminating Against Asian American Students in College Admissions

    08/31/2016 5:12:07 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 43 replies
    Cornell Daily Sun ^ | 08/31/16 | By Rebecca Even
    The Asian American Coalition for Education lodged a complaint with Department of Education last Wednesday, accusing Cornell and Columbia University of discriminating against an Asian student in the admissions process. The complaint, filed within the Office of Civil Rights, claims that Hubert Zhao ...was unjustly denied admission to both schools last year. Zhao is an “outstanding student with excellent academic and extracurricular achievements,” a 5.3 GPA and high PSAT and SAT scores, according to the AACE website. He and an Indian American classmate were the only students in their 700-person class who qualified as National Merit semifinalists. While other students...
  • California Christian colleges support bill that forces them to embrace LGBT agenda

    08/26/2016 5:39:08 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 32 replies
    LifeSite ^ | 08/26/2016 | Claire Chretien
    Six of California’s largest Christian colleges and an association of California private schools support a bill that is designed to essentially remove religious schools’ Title IX exemptions and force the LGBT agenda on them. California Bill 1146, which has been called "the most oppressive LGBTQ anti-religious proposal in the nation," failed to pass after it was first introduced. An amended version passed the California Assembly on Wednesday, and is now before the state Senate.
  • West Virginia University: Calling Someone The ‘Wrong’ Prounoun Is A Title IX Violation

    08/22/2016 11:24:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 21, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    Referring to someone by the “wrong” gender pronoun is a violation of federal anti-discrimination law, according to West Virginia University’s Title IX office. Title IX, which was signed into law by Richard Nixon in 1972, prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Among other things, Title IX forced college athletics programs to treat men’s and women’s programs the same, leading to a vast expansion in female NCAA athletics.
  • College Displays ‘Privilege Board’ to Taunt White Males

    08/20/2016 7:07:43 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/19/16 | Tom Ciccotta
    A prominently displayed bulletin board at Appalachian State University has been taken over by campus collectivists in an effort to encourage certain students to “check their privilege” during their daily walk to class. The board is displayed in the Plemmons Student Union building, which ASU calls “the centerpiece of the Appalachian campus.” The board contains various different posters that condemn white, male, cisgender, heterosexual, Christian, and able-bodied persons who are unaware of their inherent societal privilege.
  • The PC Police taking over Princeton--scrubbing the word "Man" from campus! What do you think?

    08/20/2016 11:19:28 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 71 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/20/2016
    The PC Police taking over Princeton--scrubbing the word "Man" from campus! What do you think?
  • Outrage at NC college as 'white, male, Christian able-bodied and straight' students are told...

    08/20/2016 6:42:19 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 73 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Aug. 20, 2016 | Ariel Zilber
    A North Carolina university became embroiled in controversy on Friday after a student group posted a 'privilege board' on campus which calls on white, male, able-bodied, Christian, or cisgender people to 'check their privilege.' Students at Appalachian State University notice the board when they enter Plemmons Student Union, a major campus hub that has allowed the incendiary board to remain in place since last semester. The board's existence, which was first reported last year by the web site Campus Reform, has conservatives outraged over what they perceive as the singling out of one religious group as well as the imposition...
  • For Ole Miss sports, ‘Dixie’ is dead

    08/19/2016 8:34:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 59 replies
    Mississippi Today ^ | August 19, 2016 | Adam Ganucheau
    The University of Mississippi’s marching band will no longer play any variation of the song “Dixie” – a tradition some seven decades old at football games and other sporting events. The University's Athletic Department confirmed to Mississippi Today on Friday that the song, which was the unofficial anthem of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War, will no longer be played at athletic events.
  • New York Times: Teachers Should Brainwash Students Against Trump

    08/16/2016 7:38:40 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 53 replies ^ | August 16, 2016
    Today, the New York Times ran an article which contained quotes urging public school teachers to "explain" to students that Donald Trump "broke the class rules", and claiming that teachers should not be balanced in discussing Trump with students. While the article frames itself as an "invitation to share ideas", it is clearly one-sided and only quotes anti-Trump "educators". The question posed by the article is not "should we be biased against Trump?" It is "how should we be biased against Trump?" The article claims that "Donald J. Trump offers a classroom challenge most have never encountered" -- after spewing...
  • Vanderbilt pays $1.2M to remove ‘Confederate’ from dorm name

    08/16/2016 7:03:54 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt University announced Monday that it will pay more than a million dollars to remove an inscription containing the word “Confederate” from one of its campus dorms. The private university has referred to the Confederate Memorial Hall simply as “Memorial Hall” since 2002, but was blocked in court from changing the name chiseled on the building because it was constructed with the help of a $50,000 gift from the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1933. Under the agreement, Vanderbilt will pay $1.2 million, the equivalent of the gift made 83 years ago, to the organization’s Tennessee...
  • Massachusetts candidate named Alabama school superintendent

    08/13/2016 11:10:53 AM PDT · by lyby · 25 replies
    The Opelika Auburn News ^ | August 11, 2016 | AP
    State school board members are looking to an outsider to lead Alabama public schools, naming the former Massachusetts education secretary as the next school superintendent over candidates who have worked extensively in state classrooms.
  • College Removes Historical Paintings That Might Traumatize Students

    08/09/2016 3:58:11 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8-8-2016 | Tom Knighton
    The University of Wisconsin-Stout (UW-Stout) has decided to pull two historical paintings depicting the early fur trade in Wisconsin's history. The reason? The "Diversity Leadership Team" claimed some of the withering flowers the college calls students just couldn't take the trauma of seeing a bygone era. Since 1936, two large murals by Cal Peters portraying early Wisconsin history have dominated the common area of Harvey Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Stout (UW-Stout). One mural shows French fur traders and American Indians traveling down the Red Cedar River by canoe, while another portrays a wooden fort constructed by the French. Neither...
  • CMS recommends children not be referred to as boys and girls

    08/05/2016 4:52:45 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 37 replies
    WSOTV.COM ^ | 05 AUGUST 2016 | JOE BRUNO
    Eliminating boy and girl references is one of several policies included in the CMS bully prevention regulations. One policy allows students to participate in extracurricular activities and overnight field trips based on their gender identity. A student who identifies as a girl would be allowed to participate in an "all-girl" overnight trip. Another policy says CMS must evaluate all gender-based activities and "maintain only those that have clear and sound pedagogical purpose."
  • Prince George's County Public Schools to Operate Satanist Youth Groups starting September, 2016

    08/05/2016 10:52:42 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 22 replies ^ | August 5, 2016
    Recently, a Satanist group called the "Satanic Temple" held a meeting in Salem, Massachusets, where they planned how to infiltrate public schools. At the meeting, the Satanists decided to form "After School Satan Clubs" to indoctrinate public school students into the Satanic worldview. Apparently, according to the Satanic Temple's website, several schools across the country have been offered to host these clubs, and it appears that the decision has already been made. One of the schools on the Satanic Temple's list is in Prince George's County, which borders Fairfax County. Bradbury Heights Elementary School, in Capitol Heights, Maryland, will operate...
  • Professors, Stop Opining About Trump

    07/25/2016 9:20:37 AM PDT · by Borges · 35 replies
    NYT ^ | 7/16/2016 | Stanley Fish
    Professors are at it again, demonstrating in public how little they understand the responsibilities and limits of their profession. On Monday a group calling itself Historians Against Trump published an “Open Letter to the American People.” The purpose of the letter, the historians tell us, is to warn against “Donald J. Trump’s candidacy and the exceptional challenges it poses to civil society.” They suggest that they are uniquely qualified to issue this warning because they “have a professional obligation as historians to share an understanding of the past upon which a better future may be built.” Or in other words:...
  • Law professor who wore Black Lives Matter shirt to class has a long trail of student grievances

    07/22/2016 8:56:49 AM PDT · by Hube · 7 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 7/22/2016 | Samantha Figueroa
    When a law professor wore a Black Lives Matter shirt to class earlier this year, she saw it as a teaching tool and exercise in academic freedom. Some of her “concerned students” saw the gesture as an attempt to push her “personal beliefs” on them, but also a threat to their ability to become practicing lawyers – and told her so in a much-derided memo. The incident was revived this month after Inside Higher Ed confirmed the institution was southern California’s Whittier Law School, whose student body is majority-minority, and the professor was Patricia Leary. Though Leary’s public critique of...
  • Should Students Learn About Black Lives Matter in School?

    07/21/2016 12:44:10 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 21, 2016 | Haley Glatter
    If the Chicago social-studies teacher Gregory Michie waits for a textbook to teach his students about the Black Lives Matter movement, the first seventh-graders to hear the lesson won’t be born for another seven years. Despite the historical implications of that movement, bureaucratic timelines all but quash any possibility that students might learn about today’s events from an actual history textbook in the near future. According to Anthony Pellegrino, an assistant professor of education at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, many school districts receive new books on a seven-year cycle. However, in some states, schools don’t receive new books for 10...
  • Fancypants College In Cleveland Offers SAFE SPACE For Students Traumatized By Republican Convention

    07/21/2016 10:25:05 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 88 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/20/2016 | Eric Owens
    Case Western Reserve University is providing a “safe space” for students who are upset about this week’s Republican National Convention. The fancypants private school in Cleveland — where tuition, fees and room and board cost $60,304 per year — is located just over 4 miles from Quicken Loans Arena, where the GOP convention is occurring. A July 11 statement in The Daily, Case Western’s internal e-newsletter, informs students — and professors, and administrators — that the private school’s Social Justice Institute “will host a ‘safe space'” in the basement of concrete-laden Crawford Hall for the duration of the convention, which...
  • NY Professor: Global Warming Created ISIS

    10/01/2014 1:07:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/01/2014 | Michael Schaus
    Your SUV is apparently responsible for all those beheadings in the Middle East. That’s right: ISIS is nothing more than a product of global warming, according to some non-scientist from John Jay College in New York. I know I was surprised to learn that 1.4 degrees of warming (over the last century) was enough to push the cradle of civilization into mass chaos. (Because, as we all know, it has always been such a peaceful corner of the world up until recently.)According to Charles Strozier, Professor of History and the founding Director of the John Jay College Center on Terrorism, your...
  • LGBT history lessons heading for California classrooms

    07/15/2016 6:30:01 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Lisa Jeff
    n second grade, California students will learn about families with two moms or two dads. Two years later, while studying how immigrants have shaped the Golden State, they will hear how New York native Harvey Milk became a pioneering gay politician in San Francisco. The State Board of Education unanimously approved those changes in classroom instruction Thursday to comply with the nation's first law requiring public schools to include prominent gay Americans and LGBT rights milestones in history classes. The updates are part of a broader overhaul of California's history and social science curriculum. During four hours of public testimony,...
  • California school officials adopt landmark LGBT coursework

    07/14/2016 7:48:09 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 14, 2016 | Jill Tucker
    State officials on Thursday added the evolution of gay rights and the contributions of lesbian and gay figures in history to the list of topics that public-school students will be taught in California, a landmark move that puts the ongoing LGBT civil rights fight into the mainstream of public education.