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  • You've Gotta Love Millennials - Humor

    05/01/2016 11:07:37 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/30/2016 | Micah Tyler
    This video was a parody that opened a talk at the Church Leaders Conference encouraging people to see past the stereotypes and recognizing the unique potential that millennials have!
  • Federal agents implicated in disappearance of Mexican students

    04/30/2016 6:02:16 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 5 replies
    dw.com ^ | 4/15/16
    Mexico's national human rights commission has said two federal police officers participated in the disappearance of 43 students in 2014. It's the first time national agents have been implicated in the case. The commission announced Thursday it had found an eyewitness who alleges federal officers were present at the scene of the abduction in Mexico's southwestern Guerrero state. Jose Larrieta Carrasco, the commission member investigating the case, said the new evidence suggested the officers did nothing to stop local police from taking the youths away. The 43 student teachers disappeared in the city of Iguala on September 26, 2014. Investigators...
  • Students demand UW raise sports ticket prices to fund diversity efforts

    04/27/2016 3:49:43 PM PDT · by detective · 58 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Apr 26, 2016 | Anthony Gockowski
    University of Wisconsin Madison students demanded more funding for diversity initiatives at an open forum Monday night, even though the administration has already succumbed to many of their previous demands. One student at the forum, according to the Wisconsin State Journal, suggested that the university raise ticket prices for athletic events in order to help fund opportunities for disadvantaged students.
  • College students eat baby cookies to celebrate abortion

    04/21/2016 12:11:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | April 21, 2016 | Adam Peters
    “Nobody is pro-abortion.” You hear that line from abortion advocates a lot, and it makes sense. After all, abortion is always a serious, somber decision that is never taken lightly… …or it’s something to laugh about at a bake sale. That image was on pro-life activist Matt Walsh’s Facebook page recently. He explained… A reader named Carly posted this picture to my page yesterday. This is a pro-abortion display put together by the campus atheist club last week at the University of North Georgia. Yes, those are cookies in the shape of babies. Carly tells me the pro-abortion folks were...
  • Harvard Students Hurl Anti-Semitic Slurs at Liberal Israeli MK “A question about the odor of

    04/20/2016 12:40:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4/20/16 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Just when you think once-prestigious Harvard could fall further from grace, Harvard students hurled anti-Semitic epithets at Israel's former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni during her recent talk at the University. Last Thursday, Harvard Law School hosted a panel discussion with guest speakers Dennis Ross and former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni. During a question and answer session a president of a student organization mocked the Israeli leader, asking her, “How is it that you are so smelly?” When his question drew stunned silence, he clarified his "question." “A question about the odor of Ms. Tzipi Livni, she’s very smelly, and I...
  • College Students Do Not Get Their Money’s Worth

    04/19/2016 4:24:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Phyllis Schlafly
    When I worked my way through college in the 1940s, tuition was $200 to $250 a year. My children’s tuition was $2,000 to $2,500 a year, and my grandchildren’s college education each cost $20,000 to $40,000 a year for tuition alone. College is so expensive that only about half of today’s college graduates think their degree was worth the cost, according to a survey by Gallup-Purdue. The more debt the student incurs, the more likely he is to doubt that he received his money’s worth. The total amount of student debt in the United States is a staggering $1.2 trillion,...
  • Florida man arrested in triple shooting that killed 2 Southern students at apartments near LSU

    04/10/2016 7:39:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) ^ | April 10, 2016 | Bryn Stole
    UPDATE, 9:15 p.m. April 10: Baton Rouge Police arrested a 22-year-old Florida man for his alleged role in a shootout at a party that left two Southern University students dead and wounded another man. Ernest Bernard Felton, of 3865 Day Ave., Miami, Fla., was arrested by Baton Rouge Police Sunday evening and booked into Parish Prison on counts of attempted second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.
  • Students ‘Afraid’ After Pro-Trump Chalk Messages Appear on Campuses Across America

    04/02/2016 1:05:20 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 02, 2016 | by ALLUM BOKHARI
    The trend began at Atlanta’s Emory University on March 21st, where a message entitled “TRUMP 2016” appeared in chalk on a campus sidewalk. Student immediately began protesting, telling campus officials that the pro-Trump messages made them feel “afraid” and “in pain.” Pro-Trump messages also appeared at the University of Michigan, in addition to a giant “STOP ISLAM” slogan scrawled in pink chalk. (This was presumably a reference to the #StopIslam hashtag which emerged on Twitter in the wake of the recent Brussels terror attacks). The most recent incident occurred at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Chalk messages included “Trump...
  • Q&A: Chicago teachers to strike over contract, budget

    03/31/2016 2:42:07 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 3/31/2016 | SARA BURNETT
    CHICAGO — Thousands of Chicago teachers plan to walk off the job for one day on Friday, shutting down schools in the nation's third-largest district in what could be an early glimpse of a more prolonged strike still to come. Some 27,000 Chicago Teachers Union members have been working without a contract since June. They've overwhelmingly authorized an open-ended strike like the one that closed schools for more than a week in 2012, though that would still be weeks away. The union and its allies say Friday's action is an attempt to draw attention to their fight for a new...
  • FBI Orders High School Teachers To Report Anti-Government Students

    03/10/2016 8:07:05 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 61 replies
    Your News Wire ^ | Mar 5 2016 | Sean Adl-Tabatabai
    The FBI have launched a new program forcing high schools across America to report students that display “anti-government” or rebellious behavior to authorities. The program is an attempt to prevent future terrorists from manifesting, in the governments ongoing “war on terror”. The FBI are urging school teachers to report any “suspicious behavior” to authorities in their new guidelines entitled “Preventing Violent Extremism in Schools“. Sputniknews.com reports: “High school students are ideal targets for recruitment by violent extremists seeking support for their radical ideologies, foreign fighter networks, or conducting acts of violence within our borders,” the FBI guidelines read. Labeled “Preventing...
  • University Forces Students To Share Sexual History Before Registering For Classes

    01/12/2016 3:08:03 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 94 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 1-12-16 | The Federalist Staff
    The University of Southern California (USC) is forcing students to complete an online training course and fill out a questionnaire detailing their sexual history before they can register for classes. USC sent out a campus-wide email explaining that the course was "mandatory, and you must complete it by February 9, 2016. If you do not complete the training by this date you will receive a registration hold until the training is complete," according to Campus Reform’s Anthony Gockowski. Some of the questions are: 1) What percentage of your peers do you think has sex (including oral) at least once a...
  • Dershowitz: "I Need Armed Guards To Protect Me From Liberals" When I Give Pro-Israel Speeches

    01/12/2016 11:25:21 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Real Clear Politics. ^ | January 12, 2016
    Harvard professor and legal eagle Alan Dershowitz talks about political correctness and 'safe spaces' on college campuses. Dershowitz tells college students to "stay home" if they want a safe space. ... they don't want to hear opposing points of view. They know everything they need to know about race, about gender, about rape, about you name it, climate control. They don't want to hear opposing points of view... ... We have to distinguish between safe spaces for ideas, where there should be none, and physically safe places where you're not intimidated or you're not threatened. And christian speakers, pro-Israel speakers,...
  • Alex P. B. Chalgren: I am now the South Carolina Director for Students for Trump

    01/09/2016 8:47:37 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 19 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/9/2016 | Alex P. B. Chalgren
    Alex P. B. Chalgren: I am now the South Carolina Director for Students for Trump.
  • Remy: Students United (Tuition Protest Song)

    12/22/2015 7:20:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/22/15 | Reason TV
    Collegians everywhere are asking tough questions: Why is our tuition so high? Where are our jobs? Can't you see your words hurt me, you dumb piece of sh*t? Approximately 2 minutes. Written and performed by Remy. Video and graphics by Austin Bragg. Music tracks by Ben Karlstrom. Go to https://reason.com/reasontv/2015/12/2... for downloadable versions and subscribe to ReasonTV's YouTube Channel to receive notifications when new material goes live. LYRICS: We're the students united and nothing can tamp us! we're taking our message to all parts of campus! The administration's who we're trying to find we want to know why our tuition's...
  • Miami Jackson High student struck 7 times in shooting

    12/19/2015 9:06:17 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    WSVN ^ | December 19, 2015
    MIAMI (WSVN) -- Gunfire erupted in a Miami neighborhood, Saturday afternoon, sending a teenage boy to the hospital with seven gunshot wounds, the latest in a string of shootings involving local students. Miami Police said 30 to 40 rounds were fired at 16-year-old Jamal Pieze in the area of Northwest 39th Street and 17th Avenue in Miami, at around 2:45 p.m. Investigators said the victim was walking down the street when the shots rang out. "Suddenly, two other black males approached and started shooting at him," said Miami Police Officer Rene Pimentel. "The victim ran."
  • Students at Pennsylvania college demand building - be renamed because of racial overtones

    12/10/2015 1:10:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/08/15
    Students at Pennsylvania college demand building called 'Lynch Memorial Hall' be renamed because of racial overtones Students at a small Pennsylvania college are demanding that administrators rename a building called 'Lynch Memorial Hall' because of the racial overtones of the word 'lynch.' The building is named after Clyde A. Lynch, who was president of Lebanon Valley College from 1932 until his death in 1950. Students want school officials to either rename the building entirely or add Lynch's first name and middle initial, saying the word recalls the public executions of black men by white mobs in the late 1800s and...
  • Squandered Resources on College Education

    12/09/2015 5:01:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    Most college students do not belong in college. I am not by myself in this assessment. Washington Post columnist Robert Samuelson said, "It's time to drop the college-for-all crusade," adding that "the college-for-all crusade has outlived its usefulness." Richard Vedder, professor emeritus of economics at Ohio University, reports that "the U.S. Labor Department says the majority of new American jobs over the next decade do not need a college degree. We have a six-digit number of college-educated janitors in the U.S." Vedder adds that there are "one-third of a million waiters and waitresses with college degrees." More than one-third of...
  • U. of Missouri “Day Care” students learn what a real college is

    12/03/2015 10:16:20 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/3/15 | Doug Book
    Just for fun, imagine a gang of disgruntled whites stopping and surrounding let’s say, Jesse Jackson’s car in the middle of a parade route, insisting he address their every complaint about “justice,” while demanding he respond satisfactorily to every question/accusation put to him. Then imagine the media siding with the “protesters,” because reporters could find no reason to criticize a group whose unlawful actions were prompted by racism. Well this is exactly what happened on the University of Missouri campus a few weeks ago, except it was University President Tim Wolfe’s car that was surrounded and stopped during the school’s...
  • ‘This Is Not a Day Care’: Read College President’s Scathing Open Letter...

    11/30/2015 5:00:50 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/28/2015 | Dave Urbanski
    In the face of college students far and wide complaining about emotional “triggers” they see and hear, annexing “safe spaces” where opposing views can’t hurt their feelings and even threatening free speech, Everett Piper is seemingly fed up with it all. The president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University began his recent open letter to students with a story it appears he could hardly believe himself. “This past week, I actually had a student come forward after a university chapel service and complain because he felt ‘victimized’ by a sermon on the topic of 1 Corinthians 13,” Piper explained in his letter...
  • Time to bring back the draft

    11/28/2015 1:18:55 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 78 replies
    [Snip]...I think it might be time to bring back the draft. We have become a society of ungrateful, horrid little greedy, grabby whiners. Everybody wants something for nothing. And it is most evident on our college campuses. College students today are thin-skinned, navel-gazing crybabies so desperate to be victims they create elaborate hoaxes and whine over “micro-aggressions” while they scamper to their safe spaces. But it’s nothing that six weeks with a drill sergeant screaming in your face couldn’t fix.
  • Rebels without a Cause - The Ungrateful Generation

    11/26/2015 3:31:56 PM PST · by pboyington · 19 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 26, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    In the last two weeks, the news has been inundated with stories concerning the Paris attacks, the manhunts in Belgium and France, the subsequent ISIS threats to US and NATO and Russian interests across the globe and the seemingly infinite bad news from the Middle East. The story of campus protests across this country, which had been in the forefront of media coverage, has taken a back stage to much more important things. Nevertheless, the story is still there and the question of why college students are protesting at all, is mystifying. It is important to examine this on Thanksgiving,...
  • Students interrupt race meeting at UNC with lengthy demands ('...Response to Anti-blackness')

    11/20/2015 3:14:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    ABC 11 ^ | 11/19/15 | Angelica Alvarez
    CHAPEL HILL (WTVD) - A UNC town hall meeting on race relations on college campuses was disrupted Thursday evening by a group of students who took over the event and read off a lengthy list of 50 demands. The list of demands titled "A collective Response to Anti-blackness" labels UNC Chapel Hill as an "unethical institution" which exploits labor, runs an "athletic industrial complex", and treats people of color as "less than essential to the everyday running of UNC." The demands rang from the removal of the new system president, mandatory training for students and staff on the "historical racial...
  • Crymobs, Crybullying and the Left’s Whiny War on Speech

    11/15/2015 7:03:00 AM PST · by NYAmerican · 6 replies
    sultanknish.blogspot.com ^ | 13 Nov 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Forget about meritocracy. This is the victimocracy. The victimocracys foot soldier is the crybully. The crybully is the abuser who pretends to be a victim. His arguments are his feelings. He comes armored in identity politics entitlement and is always yelling about social justice or crying social justice tears. If you dont fight back, the crybully bullies you. If you fight back, the crybully cries and demands a safe space because you made him feel unsafe. Lions form a pride, crows gather into a murder and crybullies cringe into a crymob. The crymob demands a safe space because free speech...
  • Marine Destroys #MILLIONSTUDENTMARCH Crazies With Single Tweet

    11/13/2015 9:28:05 AM PST · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 13, 2015 | Mary Chastain
    Marine veteran James Erickson put the students in the #MillionStudentMarch in their place with one simple tweet.
  • Yale Leftists INTERRUPT and SPIT ON Conservatives Attending Meeting on Free Speech

    11/13/2015 9:03:53 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/13/15 | Jim Hoft
    Leftist activists interrupted and spit on Conservatives attending a free speech rally at Yale. One student, Edward Columbia, who did not register for the event, showed up near the beginning of the event and began displaying signs at the front of the room stating, "Stand with your sisters of color. Now, here. Always, everywhere."
  • Neil Cavuto Asks Student Protestor How U.S. Will Pay for Socialist Wish List

    11/12/2015 4:03:41 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 42 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 12,2015 | Blake Seitz
    Fox Business host Neil Cavuto engaged a scholar in earnest Socratic dialogue Thursday. Keely Mullen is a national organizer for #MillionStudentMarch, a movement that demands “tuition-free public college, cancellation of all student debt, and a $15 minimum wage for all campus workers” in response to the crisis caused by rapacious corporate education. “#MillionStudentMarch is a movement for a more equitable and fair system of education as opposed to the really corporate model we have right now,” Mullen said. Mullen is a graduate of the prestigious Francis W. Parker School and political science student at Northeastern University, according to her LinkedIn...
  • Texas universities bracing for concealed guns in campus buildings (about freaking time!)

    11/10/2015 3:32:51 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    Texas lawmakers made carrying a concealed weapon in campus buildings legal as of next August, but opponents are already trying to forestall enforcement by creating gun-free zones. The resistance comes as similar measures are being debated in Florida, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. Texas is among eight states that allow concealed carrying of weapons on public college campuses. The other states are Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Oregon, Utah and Wisconsin, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
  • Yale students shout down professor who told them to 'look away' if offended by Halloween costumes

    11/07/2015 2:49:08 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 35 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/07/2015 | Ollie Gillman
    •Dozens of Yale students encircled a professor after he said he would not stop people from wearing offensive Halloween costumes •College master said he would not stand in the way of free speech and told offended people to 'look away' or challenge those wearing them •Video shows one young woman's fury at the professor, telling him to 'shut the f*** up' and that he should not sleep at night This video shows the moment dozens of students encircled a Yale University official and screamed at him for sending an email telling them to ignore people dressed in offensive Halloween costumes....
  • Yale students shout down professor

    11/07/2015 10:16:13 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 82 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7 November 2015 | Ollie Gillman For Dailymail.com
    This video shows the moment dozens of students encircled a Yale University official and screamed at him for sending an email telling them to ignore people dressed in offensive Halloween costumes. Nicholas Christakis, the master of Silliman College at Yale, was surrounded after telling students to allow others to exercise free speech by wearing what they wanted on Halloween. He was shouted down as he tried to explain why he believed students should be able to wear what they want, with one young woman yelling at him and telling him to 'shut the f*** up'. The email - sent by...
  • High school students volunteer as pallbearers for homeless veterans

    11/01/2015 7:31:33 PM PST · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    fox6now.com ^ | october 31, 2015
    Some Michigan high school students are redefining the term "extracurricular activity." In addition to club meetings, band practices and football games, University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy teens are also signing up to serve as pallbearers for homeless veterans. Six students recently volunteered to be pallbearers for three dead homeless veterans. Senior Joshua Gonzales is one of the student leaders who helped develop the program. He said this new opportunity for students is "meant to help dignify and respect the human being." The students' initial plan was to carry the caskets for homeless individuals, said the Rev. Karl...
  • students attack teacher in public school

    11/01/2015 6:27:52 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 79 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/01/15
    Absolutely disgusting video! This is the end result of liberal policy in our schools throughout the years... Liberalism IS a mental disorder. **Warning** Do not watch if you have high blood pressure.
  • Student walkout backs fired deputy at S.C. school

    10/31/2015 9:51:57 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 11 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/30/15 | Doug Stranglin
    About 100 students at a South Carolina high school walked out of class briefly Friday to show support for a school resource officer fired after video showed him throwing an uncooperative black female student across the floor, according to local media and Twitter feeds. The students walked out of classes at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S.C., around 10 a.m. and gathered in the atrium to express their views on the firing of Deputy Ben Fields. Some in the crowd — which included both black and white students — wore T-shirts reading "Free Fields" or "#BringBackFields."
  • Students Protest: Bring Back Deputy Fired After Rough Classroom Arrest

    10/30/2015 3:38:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Newser ^ | 10/30/15 | Evann Gastaldo
    (Newser) - A twist in the story of the South Carolina school resource officer fired after a classroom arrest turned violent - and went viral: About 100 Spring Valley High School students peacefully walked out of class Friday morning and gathered in the school's atrium to show support for former deputy Ben Fields and ask that he be given his job back. The school principal called the protest "an orderly student-led activity" and noted, "I addressed the students to let them know that we understood their need to make their voices heard. Then I reminded them that Spring Valley high...
  • NYC Schools Passing Failing Students, Colleges Accepting Them

    10/28/2015 8:30:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Education News ^ | 08. 5, 2015 | Jordan E. Wassell
    It turns out that you don’t have to get good grades or even show up to class often to graduate from high school in New York. Several students from New York City have spoken out about passing classes they know they should have failed and receiving high school diplomas they feel they didn’t earn. Melissa Mejia, a senior at William Cullen Bryant High School, was surprised to find out she was due to receive her diploma in June when she was fully aware she hadn’t completed all of the credits to earn it, she admitted in a letter to the...
  • [VIDEO] 7th-grader says Texas teacher FORCED students to deny God is real or get a FAILING GRADE

    10/27/2015 11:02:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 86 replies
    therightscoop.com ^ | 10/27/15 | By The Right Scoop
    EAG – A Texas seventh-grader is standing up for her religious beliefs after she alleges her teacher forced students to deny that God is real, and threatened them with failing grades if they don’t agree. Jordan Wooley, a seventh grade student at West Memorial Junior High School in the Katy Independent School District, testified at a school board meeting last night about an assignment in her reading class that caused a serious controversy, and expressed frustration about her teacher’s atheist indoctrination. “Today I was given an assignment in school that questioned my faith and told me that God was not...
  • 3 students shot near Tennessee State University

    10/22/2015 10:28:42 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 41 replies
    CBS News ^ | 23 October 2015 | Unknown
    NASHVILLE -- Police were seeking three suspects early Wednesday after three college students were shot across the street from the Tennessee State University campus. Authorities told CBS Nashville affiliate WTVF-TV gunfire rang out shortly after the suspects weren't allowed into a massive house party. The victims were taken to area hospitals. Police said one was in very critical condition after being shot in the head. The wounds to the others were described as non-life threatening. As many as 200 people were at the party at the time of the shooting. The victims attend TSU, Nashville State and Middle Tennessee State...
  • Feds Spend $1.1 Million Studying the ‘Freshman 15’

    10/22/2015 12:18:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has spent over $1.1 million studying the “freshman 15,” trying to determine whether friends influence their college peers to eat more.Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) highlighted the project as an example of wasteful spending, calling out the agency for studying a myth invented by Seventeen magazine.“The ‘freshman 15’ is an old legend around college campuses; the idea that new college students, away from home and confronted with a campus food service smorgasbord tend to put on a few extra pounds,” Paul’s latest edition of “The Waste Report” reads. “Well the National Institutes for Health...
  • Common Core-aligned writing lesson on gun debate

    Common Core backers are sneaking a social and political agenda into nationalized curriculum, say critics, who now have new ammo in a writing lesson plan for teachers that they say gives a slanted perspective of the gun debate. A study guide dubbed, "The Battle Over Gun Control," authored by KQED, a northern Californian affiliate of National Public Radio, and the nonprofit, taxpayer-subsidized National Writing Project, states that "moderate gun control" measures introduced following the Sandy Hook school massacre were deep-sixed by the "powerful political influence" of the NRA. Second Amendment advocates say the wording, in supplemental material designed to help...
  • Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem for Colleges

    10/01/2015 2:18:07 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 41 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | 9-22-15 | Peter Gray
    A year ago I received an invitation from the head of Counseling Services at a major university to join faculty and administrators for discussions about how to deal with the decline in resilience among students. At the first meeting, we learned that emergency calls to Counseling had more than doubled over the past five years. Students are increasingly seeking help for, and apparently having emotional crises over, problems of everyday life. Recent examples mentioned included a student who felt traumatized because her roommate had called her a “bitch” and two students who had sought counseling because they had seen a...
  • Judge: Birmingham PD use of pepper spray to enforce 'basic school discipline' is unconstitutional

    10/01/2015 6:38:26 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 18 replies
    wfsa ^ | 9/30/2015 | Brianne Britzius
    A federal judge has ruled that they way in which Birmingham police uses pepper spray "to enforce basic school discipline" is unconstitutional.The court found that police used excessive force in reaching for the chemical spray to "deal with 'normal -- and at times, challenging -- adolescent behavior.'"The ruling does not keep police officers from using pepper spray in violent situations like a fight. The ruling listed several things the police department and school system must have ready by November 15, including developing a new training procedure and decontamination process for the pepper spray. School resource officers and police must also create...
  • Harvard students look for ways to improve MLK Drive in St. Louis as model for rest of nation

    09/28/2015 3:14:30 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 60 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 9-28-15 | Samantha Liss 41
    ST. LOUIS • For 17 years, Karen Bryant has watched her beloved neighborhood along Martin Luther King Drive deteriorate. Bryant, who does alterations from a storefront along King, can recite a long list of flourishing businesses that used to line the street. They all left. Now she’s left sandwiched between two vacant buildings. Despite her location on a desolate and run-down area of Martin Luther King, she’s determined to stay. She and her husband even moved in above her shop to ward off thieves who have stolen her air conditioning unit and removed copper pipes from her store, which is...
  • Brace Yourself: Our Latest Look at Student Debt

    09/26/2015 10:13:18 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 12 replies
    advisorperspectives ^ | 09-23-2015 | Doug Short
    College Tuition and Fees constitute one of the biggest threats to our economic outlook. Here is a chart of data from the relevant Consumer Price Index sub-component reaching back to 1978, the earliest year Uncle Sam provides a breakout for College Tuition and Fees. As an interesting sidebar, we've thrown in the increase in the cost of purchasing a new car as well as the more substantial increase for the broader category of medical care, both of which pale in comparison.
  • Alabama will require students to learn about evolution, climate change

    09/15/2015 9:17:21 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    AP via AL.com ^ | 09/13/15
    Alabama is updating its decade-old science standards to require that students understand evolution and learn about climate change, topics that can still be controversial in the Bible Belt state. Educators say the new rules — part of a major change that includes more experimentation and hands-on instruction and less lecturing — don't require that students believe in evolution or accept the idea that climate is changing globally. But public school students will be required for the first time to understand the theory of evolution. And teachers will be required to address climate change, which wasn't a focus the last time...
  • Hitler Would Be Proud

    09/13/2015 10:13:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    Invoking Hitler usually is done by an over-the-top left-wing politician about something a Republican did which has nothing to do with the actual situation. Using the name of Hitler for a Jew in any other context than historical debates or reminiscing about Mel Brooks’ The Producers should always be done with great caution. But the stifling of free speech permeating our society warrants this deviation from my long-standing policy. To me there remains nothing as sacrosanct as protecting rights under the First Amendment to the Constitution. As I often repeat, there is a reason it is the First Amendment. My...
  • Students score low on California’s new standardized tests

    09/09/2015 2:51:25 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 9, 2015 | Jill Tucker
    California schools posted standardized test scores Wednesday for the first time in two years, and the results were not stellar. Just one-third of the state’s public-school students were tested as proficient for their grade level in math and only 44 percent in English, state education officials said. Under the old test in 2013, 51 percent of students were proficient in math and 56 percent in English.
  • HRC’s ‘Gender Inclusive Classrooms’ Guide: Say ‘Friends’ or ‘Students’ Instead of Girls and Boys

    08/18/2015 3:00:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | August 17, 2015 | Lauretta Brown
    (CNSNews.com) – To help “create a classroom where students aren’t limited based on gender stereotypes,” teachers should address classes using words like “friends or “students” rather than girls and boys, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) advises in a new back-to-school guide.The first tip suggested by the HRC’s Welcoming Schools Initiative is for teachers to avoid using gender to “divide and address students.” The guide claims that separating students for activities according to gender “can leave some students feeling out-of-place, making them distracted or isolated and not able to focus on learning.”The guide recommends finding new, inventive ways of dividing students...
  • Hillary Clinton Would Make College Even More Expensive

    In the days ahead, millions of kids will pack their bags and leave home (hopefully for good) to go to college. For parents experiencing this for the first time: welcome to the biggest financial scam in America. Richard Vedder, an economist at Ohio University and an expert on college costs, puts it very plainly: "Colleges and universities may be the least cost-efficient institutions in the United States. No industry, perhaps other than prostitution, has seen less productivity improvements than higher education." As the father of two college kids I can personally attest to the astonishing rip-off of college tuition...
  • Why Financial Aid Helps Colleges More Than Students

    07/13/2015 9:09:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/13/2015 | Jeffrey Dorfman
    College affordability is a hot political topic these days, with President Obama pushing to make two-year community colleges free for all Americans. People want college to be affordable both to raise future productivity and to address inequality issues by equalizing access to higher education as much as possible. Yet as important as this issue it, it has also been one fraught with misguided policy and is a perfect example of the law of unintended consequences. New research by economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows exactly how bad the flaws in our current government policies are. David...
  • City ‘fixes’ grades for failing high school students ( NYC )

    06/29/2015 6:20:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 28, 2015 | Susan Edelman
    How do you fix a failing high school? Change the grades. Under pressure to boost student achievement, the state-designated “out of time” Automotive HS in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, has resorted to rigging Regents exam scores. The failing scores of five students who took the Regents in January were switched to passing scores of 65 or higher on their transcripts, the city Department of Education has confirmed. One junior saw his scores upped to pass two exams required for graduation — Living Environment (biology) and algebra — even though he had failed both classes. The student insisted he deserved a break on...
  • WikiLeaks: Saudis tried to shield students from US scandal ( Butte, Montana )

    06/23/2015 6:20:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    ap ^ | Jun 22, 2015 | MAGGIE MICHAEL and RAPHAEL SATTER
    A group of Saudi students caught in a cheating scandal at a Montana college were offered flights home by their kingdom's diplomats to avoid the possibility of deportation or arrest, according to a cache of Saudi Embassy memos recently published by WikiLeaks and a senior official at the school involved. The students were in a ring of roughly 30 alleged cheaters at Montana Tech accused of having systematically forged grades by giving presents to a college employee. The cheating was discovered — and the staffer was fired — following an investigation made public in early 2012, but the memos reveal...