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  • Students in rocket design contest visit Oval Office to show president their 'Trump' projectile

    05/13/2017 6:49:55 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/13/2017 | David Caplan
    <p>Donald Trump's pre-presidential air fleet -- consisting of a Boeing 757, a small aircraft and a handful of choppers -- has been easily recognizable for years, thanks to "TRUMP" being slapped on the exterior of these souped-up aeronautical machines.</p>
  • Why getting rid of grades would help rich students — and hurt poor ones

    05/13/2017 3:48:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Catherine Rampell
    Think grade inflation has made grades less meaningful? A consortium of 100 elite prep schools agrees. But rather than impose stricter grading curves, these schools plan to eliminate grades altogether. “People are nonstandard,” says D. Scott Looney, head of Cleveland’s Hawken School and founder and board chair of the new Mastery Transcript Consortium. “They grow and evolve in the world in nonstandard ways. Distilling that down to a simple common number like a GPA shaves off a lot of humanity in that journey.” These are not artsy-fartsy alternative schools; the consortium includes some of the most famous pressure-cooker private institutions...
  • Students boo Betsy DeVos as commencement speaker at historically black university

    05/10/2017 12:23:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 10, 2017 | By Susan Svrluga and Lori Rozsa
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Students booed, and many turned their backs on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as she gave the keynote address at Bethune-Cookman University’s commencement Wednesday afternoon. Many students and alumni had objected to having DeVos as speaker in part because they said the outreach by President Trump and the education secretary to historically black schools is an empty gesture. But the president of the university defended her work as a philanthropist and her commitment to education. Graduates came into the auditorium smiling, many with flowers and other decorations plastered on their mortar boards, and listened to the ceremony...
  • Ben Franklin students confront racial slur by teacher

    05/04/2017 5:14:57 PM PDT · by BBell · 15 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/4/17 | Danielle Dreilinger, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Students at Louisiana's top public high school rushed to respond after a teacher used a racial epithet in class Thursday (May 4). Ben Franklin High Principal Patrick Widhalm confirmed the authenticity of several videos that students posted on social media. In them, a white teacher told a black student it was OK for the teacher to use what is universally considered the most offensive slur against African-Americans. The teacher is a permanent substitute and was not on campus as of 3:30 p.m., Widhalm said. The school is investigating, which will take several days, and will take appropriate action, he said....
  • Racist college students demand a white professor be fired

    05/01/2017 3:46:17 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 15 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 4/27/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    If today’s college student is any measure of how they were raised, a big lot of them were brought up to be demanding, coddled and in charge of the household. These overgrown brats are now out in the real world wielding their self-perceived power and putting their colleges on notice that it’s their way or the highway. Sociology students, alumni and “allies” at Pomona College did just that in an open letter to the Sociology Department, Dean of Academic Affairs and the school President. They unequivocally demanded the college rescind its offer to hire the white “racist” and “unethical” sociology...
  • Columbia University Students Cast Thomas Jefferson in KKK Hood

    04/22/2017 12:39:08 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 82 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 4-22-17 | Kim Parkhurst
    Black students at Columbia University protested a campus statue of Thomas Jefferson last week by covering the statue, which stands in front of the journalism building, with a Ku Klux Klan hood and posing with signs disparaging Columbia University for celebrating the legacy of a man they regard as a white supremacist, hypocrite, rapist and a “symbol of violence against Black and brown bodies and their consciousness.” The group protesting, Mobilized African Diaspora (MAD), compiled a statement of complaints on its web site condemning the 103-year-old statue of a Founding Father and principal author of the Declaraton of Independence, Thomas...
  • The Muslim Takeover of Columbia University and Beyond

    04/18/2017 9:02:48 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 46 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 4/18/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    New York’s Columbia University announced last week it is hiring a full time “Coordinator of Muslim Life” to provide guidance and support to the Muslim community and opening up prayer space for all Muslims year round. This comes on the heels of heated demands and a petition from the Muslim Student Association (MSA), stating an advisor and prayer room is a necessity for the Muslim community because “hateful Islamophobic rhetoric” and “anti-Muslim violence” is putting the “entire community under enormous risk, stress, and insecurity.”
  • Student activists demand college 'take action' against conservative journalists

    04/18/2017 3:47:57 PM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 18, 2017 | Rick Moran
    Several black activists at Pomona College, associated with the Claremont Colleges, have sent a letter to the college president asking administrators to "take action" against conservative journalists from the student publication The Claremont Independent. The president, David Oxtoby, posted an email defending the right of Black Lives Matter critic Heather Mac Donald to speak.  Mac Donald was physically threatened and forced to cancel a lecture at Claremont following protests against her appearance. The activists claim that "free speech" is incompatible with "truth" and therefore should not be protected.
  • Report: Syrian Students in Damascus Chant ‘Death to America,’ ‘Death to Israel’

    04/09/2017 4:58:21 PM PDT · by davikkm · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | BREITBART JERUSALEM
    The Times of Israel reports: BEIRUT, Lebanon — Dozens of Syrian students on Saturday gathered outside the offices of the United Nations in Damascus to protest a US missile attack on an air base. The protesters held banners and chanted “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.”
  • New Pittsburg, Kan., High School principal resigns after student journalists question her....

    04/05/2017 10:43:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    kansas city ^ | April 5, 2017 | Mará Rose Williams
    FULL TITLE: New Pittsburg, Kan., High School principal resigns after student journalists question her credentials Days after student reporters at Pittsburg High School in Kansas dug into the background of their newly hired principal and found questionable credentials, she resigned from the $93,000-a-year job. “She was going to be the head of our school, and we wanted be assured that she was qualified and had the proper credentials,” said Trina Paul, a senior and an editor of the Booster Redux, the school newspaper. “We stumbled on some things that most might not consider legitimate credentials.” Minutes into a closed special...
  • New arts program will connect student artists to PA Turnpike

    04/01/2017 11:11:36 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission ^ | March 30, 2017 | Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
    New arts program will connect student artists to PA Turnpike New partnership, Art Sparks, will develop public art created by local students HUMMELSTOWN, PA. (March 30, 2017) — Today, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) and Pennsylvania Council for the Arts (PCA) announced a new partnership that connects student artists with art being developed for stops along the PA Turnpike. The new program, called Art Sparks, will utilize the PCA’s Arts in Education residency program to develop student-created, original pieces of art for Turnpike service plazas across the 550-mile system. These public art pieces will be on display in service plazas...
  • Fox's Jeanine Pirro Exposes Appalling Results of 1982 Illegal-Immigrant Education Decision

    03/29/2017 7:36:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | March 29, 2017 | Tom Blumer
    CNN's Brian Stelter angrily contends that the rape of a 14 year-old girl at Rockville High School in Montgomery County, Maryland on March 16 at the hands of two late-teen illegal immigrant freshman classmates should never have been a national story — and the fact that it is to an extent, despite obvious attempts to blackball it by the Big Three broadcast networks, is all Fox News's fault. The real question, which the public education establishment and their accomplices in the press don't want anyone to ask, is this: What has happened in the nation's schools during the past 35 years as...
  • Hundreds of hate messages target Maryland high school at center of rape case

    03/24/2017 8:22:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    wtvr ^ | march 24, 2017 | cnn wire
    The alleged rape of a Maryland high school student by two schoolmates — one an undocumented immigrant — has prompted a torrent of threats and hate messages to the school and the school system, a county school spokesman said Thursday. Hundreds of hate-filled emails and calls have been received by Rockville High School and the Montgomery County Public School District, Derek Turner said. The calls and emails came after police said two students, 18-year-old Henry Sanchez-Milian and 17-year-old Jose Montano, had been arrested and charged as adults with first-degree rape.
  • Obama's Legacy: Half Of College Students Now Expect Taxpayers To Bail Them Out

    03/03/2017 9:39:20 PM PST · by 198ml · 35 replies
    When President Obama came into the White House eight years ago, he promised a "New Era of Responsibility." It didn't work out that way, particularly for student loans, leaving President Trump with a huge mess to clean up. In fact, when it comes to borrowing for college, students are being utterly irresponsible. A recent survey by LendEDU of 500 current college students found that 49.8% of them think that the federal government will forgive their loans after they graduate.
  • UMich students demand no-whites-allowed space to plot ‘social justice’ activism

    02/23/2017 5:48:43 AM PST · by VaeVictis · 25 replies
    The College Fix ^ | February 23, 2017 | Mason Clark
    A student activist group at the University of Michigan is demanding campus officials provide them with “a permanent designated space on central campus for Black students and students of color to organize and do social justice work.”
  • The student Left’s culture of intolerance is creating a new generation of conservatives

    02/17/2017 9:23:22 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/17/2017 | CHARLIE PETERS
    Student demands for censorship get a lot of coverage. Spiked Online’s Free Speech University Rankings, now in its third annual edition, argues that there is a “crisis of free speech on campus”. By analysing the censorious policies and actions that have taken place on British campuses, Spiked concluded that 63.5 per cent of universities actively censor speech and 30.5 per cent stifle speech through excessive regulation. You can barely go a few days without encountering a new op-ed covering censorship on campus. Maajid Nawaz describes the students demanding censorship as members of the “regressive left”. Milo Yiannopoulos calls them “snowflakes”....
  • Anarchists, NOT Cal students, responsible for violence in UC Berkeley protests (RIIIIIIIIGHT)

    02/02/2017 7:37:17 PM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 51 replies
    californiagoldenblogs ^ | Feb 2, 2017, 1:38am PST | Avinash Kunnath
    This is a place many Cal alumni turn to for news, and I feel there is going to be an annoying narrative hanging in the air today about our campus and our people. In light of yesterday’s events, I want to issue a public service announcement about last night’s protests in Berkeley, because I feel our Golden Bear population deserves the benefit of the doubt. Anarchists from around the Bay Area, NOT Cal students, were the ones who demonstrated violently last night in Berkeley. Utilizing typical black bloc techniques, they hijacked last night’s peaceful student protest of a certain speaker...
  • VIDEO: Two Southwest Baptist students dismissed after child beating video surfaces

    01/31/2017 7:55:51 AM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    ky3.com ^ | January 30, 2017 | ky3.com
    BOLIVAR, Mo. (KY3) - A disturbing video recorded near Bolivar shows a Southwest Baptist University football player punching a young man in a group home for boys. That home is run by a group called Home Court Advantage that contracts with the state Children’s Division to provide residential treatment programs for children with special needs. A video showing the beating of a boy in a state-licensed group home near Bolivar prompted a state investigation. (from Facebook) After a reporter starting asking state officials about the video, which was posted on Facebook and shared with reporters on Monday, Gov. Eric Greitens...
  • FReeper Help Needed: Alaskan Fisheries Jobs (Vanity)

    01/14/2017 12:13:03 PM PST · by PROCON · 10 replies
    Jan. 14, 2017 | Vanity
    Anyone here ever work in the Alaskan Fisheries in one capacity or another?My 20 year old son, in his 2nd year of College, has been happy working as an Asst. Produce Mgr. in a local grocery store during school summer breaks, but it doesn't pay much for a poor college student.I've had old friends over the years work in these fisheries for 2-3 months during the late Spring/Summer and bring home a slew of money.They'd work 12-14 hours a day, 6-7 days a week gutting and cleaning salmon on the "slime lines". Room and board is provided so you don't...
  • 'Trigger Warnings’ In Scottish Universities For Students Of Theology

    01/08/2017 1:28:18 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 15 replies
    IBTimes ^ | Jan 8th 2017 | Mary Pascaline
    Students were warned during a lecture about Christ that it “contains graphic scenes of crucifixion.” The university also issued similar warnings to students of veterinary science, saying they would be working with dead animals. The school’s Contemporary Society students were warned they would discuss illness and violence.