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  • Students may Pose with Guns: Breaking, Water is Wet

    10/26/2014 2:40:50 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A media source in Omaha is breaking a story.   Students can pose with guns for their senior portraits. The school board members did not think this was a controversial decision, along with 90 percent of the American public.   They voted for it 6-0.   I am surprised that it even came up for a vote. Perhaps I should not be, in our ever increasingly politically correct public schools, where nearly all initiative and responsibility have been taken from school boards and teachers by teachers unions and federal and state regulations.   Administrators are terrified to make any decision that might run...
  • Kyle’s Extra Credit Assignment

    10/24/2014 8:09:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 108 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Dear Kyle F. Student (not real name):  I am in receipt of your email request for extra credit. First of all, I would like to thank you for writing to ask for extra credit rather than wasting precious class time with your request. This will also spare you from being humiliated in front of your peers. Unfortunately, though, it will probably result in your being humiliated in front of numerous members of our community - some of whom will probably be members of our university community as well. Please allow me to explain. Your extra credit assignment will be completed...
  • Jewish Students Expose Anti-Semitism On College Campuses

    10/22/2014 1:36:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Tales from a Tribble ^ | 10/22/14 | ig Mike
    A great American patriot and friend of Israel, my Aunt Carla, in St. Louis who sent me this video. When sending it she told me her brother was a member of the AEPi Jewish fraternity and she was the "sweetheart", so it made her feel so proud of these Jewish students for making this video and exposing the disgusting anti-Semitism and anti-Israel sentiment on college campuses. Also, hat tip to Aaron Goldenberg of Jewish voices on campus on You tube for this video. I knew with the disgusting BDS [boycott, divestment, sanctions] movement against Israel going on all over the...
  • Confused Students At Catholic College Call Lack Of Free Condoms ‘Pattern Of Injustice’

    10/22/2014 12:06:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 21, 2014 | Eric Owens
    Hopelessly confused about how the Catholic Church and leaders at Jesuit universities view birth control, and blissfully unaware that a 36-count pack of Trojan-enz lubricated, latex condoms can be purchased at Amazon.com for just $13.97, student activists at Fordham University are demanding that the school provide free condoms on campus.The activists at Fordham, which bills itself as “the Jesuit University of New York,” belong to a group called S.A.G.E.S. (The acronym stands for Sex and Gender Equity and Safety.) On its Twitter page, SAGES has an image of an erect condom.In a Change.org petition, the group proclaims that a lack...
  • NUS Rejects Anti-ISIS Motion as "Islamophobic"

    10/21/2014 2:24:12 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 6 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 15 October 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    You have to see it to believe it. A student of Kurdish descent has submitted a resolution to the UK's National Union of Students (NUS) to condemn the Islamic State, but the motion has been rejected because it offended the sensibilities of the Union’s Black Students Officer (BSO) who led a voting bloc to defeat it. The NUS considers the ongoing conflict with ISIS to be “Islamophobic”. You couldn't make this up. At least they recognise that ISIS represents Islam, and is not some totally extraneous group that for some hard-to-fathom reason has decided to associate itself to the "religion...
  • Harvard Students Claim America Is A Bigger Threat Than ISIS (video)

    10/08/2014 2:46:17 PM PDT · by Signalman · 19 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/7/2014 | Campus Reform
    Here's what happens to your mind when you attend an Institution of Lower Living.
  • This 4th-Grade Teacher Could Go To Prison For Allegedly Coughing To Help Kids Cheat

    10/06/2014 8:53:45 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    BI ^ | 10-6-2014 | Erin Fuchs
    Erin FuchsOctober 6, 2014Angela Williamson An unusual racketeering trial in Atlanta began last week against a dozen ex-educators, including a fired 4th-grade teacher previously found innocent by a disciplinary tribunal. That teacher, Angela Williamson, was one of 35 Atlanta Public Schools (APS) employees indicted last year in a massive cheating case that accused them of engaging in a criminal conspiracy to boost standardized test scores to get higher bonuses. The cheating ring allegedly went all the way up to now-disgraced ex-APS superintendent Beverly Hall, and state investigators used wiretaps to gather crucial evidence in the case. Williamson's lawyer, Gerald Griggs,...
  • Young students taught to speak Spanish only in the classroom ( Wyoming )

    10/02/2014 8:42:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    WFSB ^ | Sep 24, 2014
    Casper, WY - Young children in Wyoming are not allowed to speak their first language of English in the classroom. Officials said it's part of a new program designed to help them speak Spanish. It's the first program of its kind in Wyoming's history. The students, whom are ages 5 and 6, speak English for half the day, then switch for the other half.
  • Man indicted for threats to ‘rape, bomb and decapitate’ SIU students

    09/29/2014 6:54:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 9/29/14 | Twitchy Staff
    J.M. Berger @intelwire Follow Developing: Chicago man indicted for threats to rape, bomb and decapitate students at University of Southern Illinois-Carbondale J.M. Berger @intelwire Follow Developing: Chicago man indicted for threats to rape, bomb and decapitate students at University of Southern Illinois-Carbondale
  • Hundreds Of Colorado Students Protest History Curriculum Changes That Would Promote Patriotism

    09/24/2014 5:50:48 AM PDT · by blam · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-24-2014 | AP
    September 24, 2014 Associated Press ARVADA, Colo. – Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, in a show of civil disobedience that the new standards would aim to downplay. The youth protest in the state's second-largest school district follows a sick-out from teachers that shut down two high schools in the politically and economically diverse area that has become a key political battleground. Student participants said their demonstration was organized by word of...
  • Denver-Area Students Walk Out in protest of Curriculum [Don't Want to learn Patriotism]

    09/24/2014 2:55:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    WGGB-TV ^ | 9/23/14
    Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday. They staged the civil disobedience in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority.
  • Colorado Teacher's Union Uses Students As 'Political Pawns' In Teacher Salary Dispute

    09/24/2014 6:26:10 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/24/2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Dozens of students walked out of classes in Jefferson County, Colorado high schools Friday, but likely not for the reason they were apparently led to believe. According to the Associated Press, students were protesting “a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, providing a show of civil disobedience that the new standards would aim to downplay." Ken Witt, Jefferson County Board of Education president, however, told Breitbart News the real issue is a salary dispute with the teachers’ union, a situation that began during last year’s annual union negotiations....
  • Colorado students stage walkouts to protest proposed curriculum

    09/24/2014 4:17:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/24/14 | Keith Coffman
    DENVER - Hundreds of high school students in Colorado´s second-largest school district staged a walkout on Wednesday to protest proposed changes to a history curriculum that would stress patriotism and discourage civil disobedience. Student protesters marched outside schools waving placards bearing slogans such as: "My School, My Education, My Voice!" and "Don´t Make History a Mystery!" The demonstrations marked the third straight day of protests at six high schools in Jefferson County, a suburban Denver school district of 84,000 students. The controversy stems from proposed changes to an advanced placement history curriculum proposed by a school board member who was
  • Students Stage Walkout Over Homecoming-Dance Dress Code

    09/24/2014 9:33:54 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 29 replies
    Yahoo "Style" ^ | 9/23/14 | Lauren Truck
    The most coveted dresses for school dances this season show some skin. Cutouts, sheer paneling, high leg slits, short hemlines, and strapless tops are just a few of the popular styles that students are wearing. But showing up in one of these types of dresses meant that some students weren’t allowed into Bingham High School’s homecoming dance. On Saturday night, about a dozen students were denied entry into the dance at the South Jordan, Utah, school. While officials gave the girls who were wearing dress-code-breaking outfits the option to change clothes or put on a sweater, a few decided not...
  • Student Bullies Trump 1st Amendment

    09/23/2014 6:16:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 23, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Well, the wild and crazy 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is at it again, this time ruling that in a conflict between bullies and the First Amendment, bullies win. The court let stand a previous ruling by a three-judge panel of the court that school officials of Live Oak High School can prohibit American students from wearing to school clothing featuring the American flag because of threats made against the American students. You read that right: not threats made by the American students but threats directed at them by others. Admittedly, it's hard to surprise sane people anymore with...
  • Public university required students to submit sexual history or face disciplinary action

    09/18/2014 7:40:17 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 81 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Sep 17, 2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    - Clemson is requiring students and faculty to complete an online course through a third party website that asks invasive questions about sexual history. - In an email Clemson says that failure to complete the course will be a violation of the “Student Code of Conduct, General Student Regulation 8: Failure to Comply with Official Request.” ... “How many times have you had sex (including oral) in the last 3 months?” asks one question. “With how many different people have you had sex (including oral) in the last 3 months?” asks another. ... Jerry Knighton, Director of the Office of...
  • Lone Star College System and Richard Carpenter v. Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas

    09/03/2014 6:58:50 AM PDT · by magna carta · 7 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | August 29,2014 | Liz Theiss
    Texans, There's a New Front in the Judicial Branch Lone Star College System and Richard Carpenter v. Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas For Texans interested in cutting off free tuition funds for college to those who are unlawfully present in the United States, please consider joining IRCOT (Immigration Reform Coalition of Texas). This case challenges the use of Texas taxpayer dollars for illegal use of the Texas General Revenue fund for grants to unlawfully present aliens in violation of federal laws. The state of Texas has failed to “affirmatively state” the use of such funds in law and is only...
  • Professor Punishes Students for Saying ‘Bless You’ in Class

    08/27/2014 3:17:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/27/14 | Jim Hoft
    Professor Dr. Leon Gardner will punish his students at the College of Coastal Georgia with a 1% grade deduction for each occurrence. CBS Local reported: One professor at the College of Coastal Georgia has banned students from saying “bless you” in his class. Campus Reform reports that Dr. Leon Gardner, assistant professor of chemistry at the College of Coastal Georgia, pointed out his six rules on behavior on his Introductory Physics class syllabus. According to the #6 under the “Behavioral Deduction” section of the syllabus, students’ grades will be lowered for: “Saying ‘bless you.’ We are taught that it is...
  • Immigrant Students Flood Georgia School Registration Office

    08/13/2014 6:55:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 8/13/14 | Caroline May
    Immigrant students inundated a Georgia school district registration center this week seeking to sign up for classes. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) reports that nearly 200 families with immigrant students were waiting outside the DeKalb County registration facility early Monday morning. “We got here, and there was a long line,” Sandra Nunez, head of the school district’s International Welcome Center, told AJC. The report comes as the Department of Education has made it clear that illegal immigrant students are “entitled to” public eduction and the southern border is in crisis with tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors entering
  • College Indoctrination Hits a Wall

    07/21/2014 9:01:59 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 19, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    College faculties may be further to the political left than they have ever been but students aren’t necessarily following in the same direction. “In 1971 National Review published the results of a poll of undergraduates at twelve American campuses in 1969-1970,” George H. Nash wrote in his book The Conservative Intellectual Movement in America Since 1945. “The results were deeply disheartening to conservatives.” The NR poll found that: “Three-fifths [of the respondents] call themselves political liberals, fully 17 % are self-proclaimed radicals.” “Almost half favor the socialization of all basic industries” “Just over half believe that organized religion is harmful...
  • The Education Establishment's Success

    06/25/2014 5:17:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    Many view America's education as a failure, but in at least one important way, it's been a success -- a success in dumbing down the nation so that we fall easy prey to charlatans, hustlers and quacks. You say, "Williams, that's insulting! Explain yourself." OK, let's start with a question or two. Are you for or against global warming, later renamed climate change and more recently renamed climate disruption? Environmentalists have renamed it because they don't want to look silly in the face of cooling temperatures. About 650 million years ago, the Earth was frozen from pole to pole,...
  • Student Government Passes First Anti-BDS Resolution

    06/11/2014 3:37:57 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/6/14 | Tova Dvorin
    The anti-Israel movement has made academia its breeding ground, and new initiatives to boycott Israeli academics and research are frequently introduced to student and professorial bodies. But the BDS movement was dealt a crippling blow on Wednesday, after one college turned the tables - introducing the first anti-BDS resolution at an American university. The student government at Western Washington University (Associated Students WWU) voted unanimously Wednesday that it will not consider boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) based on national origin, according to Israel advocacy organization StandWithUs. The 7-0 vote represents the first time ever that a North American university’s student...
  • Judge: Key Job Protection Laws for California Teachers Are Unconstitutional

    06/10/2014 11:43:27 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014 | Jonathan Lloyd and John Cádiz Klemack
    The ruling is in response to a request from a group of students who said the laws make it virtually impossible to fire poorly performing teachersA judge issued a tentative ruling Tuesday that found California's public school teacher tenure laws unconstitutional after hearing testimony from students who claimed the job protections made it virtually impossible to dismiss low-performing teachers. The decision in Vergara v. California pitted the state and its largest teacher unions against students who asked the judge to consider laws regarding teacher tenure, dismissal and seniority consideration for layoffs. A Silicon Valley-based group called Students Matter brought the...
  • Bladen County students in class on Memorial Day ( North Carolina )

    05/26/2014 10:29:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    WECT ^ | May 26, 2014
    BLADEN COUNTY, NC - Not every school district in southeastern North Carolina is out for the Memorial Day holiday. Bladen County is open for students and staff today. ... [Separate report from WBTV ... Students and staff at Cleveland County School reported for school Monday morning . School leaders also told WBTV that Memorial Day that the calendar committee decided to preserve spring break and designate Memorial Day as a snow make-up day. Students and staff in the Clover School District, in South Carolina, were also in class on Memorial Day. ]
  • High school teachers lured our kids into a ‘death’ cult: parents

    05/24/2014 5:09:15 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 5-23-14 | Bob Fredericks
    It was reading, writing and religious brainwashing at this top Connecticut high school. Staffers at Avon High indoctrinated three once-happy girls into a death-obsessed religious cult that had them speaking in tongues and acting like zombies, a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by their parents charges. Three Spanish teachers and a guidance counselor “taught students to believe in superstition, magic and a non-scientific, anti-intellectual world view,” the suit says. “They lost their humor and their empathy. They began speaking in a bizarre new language. They became unable to think critically or independently. They became dependent on the school teachers and...
  • Now Trigger-Happy University Students

    05/20/2014 11:33:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Academia is hell. In the latest higher-education fad, students want "trigger warnings," according to The New York Times. It appears that some students are so fragile that they want university staff to protect them from big bad ideas. Students around the country say they want "explicit alerts that the material they are about to read or see in a classroom might upset them or, as some students assert, cause symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in victims of rape or in war veterans." An Oberlin College draft -- now "under revision" -- for trigger warnings suggested faculty "be aware of racism,...
  • The Closing of the Collegiate Mind

    05/12/2014 9:39:07 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 5 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 11, 2014 | Ruth R. Wisse
    There was a time when people looking for intellectual debate turned away from politics to the university. Political backrooms bred slogans and bagmen; universities fostered educated discussion. But when students in the 1960s began occupying university property like the thugs of regimes America was fighting abroad, the venues gradually reversed. Open debate is now protected only in the polity: In universities, muggers prevail.
  • Professor bans students from thanking God in graduation statements

    05/05/2014 7:01:09 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 79 replies
    A professor at a public university in North Carolina forbade his students from thanking God in personal statements that will be delivered during their departmental graduation ceremony on Friday. In an email obtained by Campus Reform, Assistant Professor Eli Hvastkovs, who teaches chemistry at East Carolina University (ECU), instructed his students to prepare a “family friendly” 35­ word personal statement that mentions future plans or “thanks someone.” The students, however, were explicitly forbidden from thanking God. “I've had some submissions that needed to be edited. so [sic] here are some guidelines,” the email reads. “1. You can't thank God. I'm...
  • Students: Illegal To Wear An American Flag Shirt On Cinco De Mayo In California

    05/05/2014 10:10:38 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 74 replies
    Weasel Zipper | May 5 2014 | Weasel Zipper
    Diversity and tolerance is a one way street Via The DC Students in a California school district will not be allowed to wear American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo, due to concerns that such displays of patriotism would inflame racial tensions by offending Mexican students on their holiday. The district’s policy concerned many free speech advocates, but was upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In response, Tea Party groups plan to protest outside Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill. And they will be wearing American flag T-shirts. “They silenced a symbol of patriotism and freedom in...
  • UC Berkeley students told to pay up for cost of graduation ceremony featuring Nancy Pelosi

    04/30/2014 4:44:26 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4-30-14 | Douglas Ernst
    Students who graduate from the University of California-Berkeley can expect to spend roughly $120,000 for a four-year degree. This year, they still must pay an extra $10 to attend their own graduation ceremony, where they will also listen to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Students who do not cough up the cash before Wednesday, April 30 for the campus-wide commencement ceremony have been told they will not be able to attend on May 17 at California Memorial Stadium.
  • Michelle Obama booted from high school graduation lineup

    04/24/2014 12:06:03 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Associated Press and Meghan Keneally
    Michelle Obama has rescheduled a high school graduation speech after the students complained that her appearance would prevent many of their friends and relatives from attending the ceremony. The First Lady was scheduled to speak at a combined graduation ceremony for five high schools in Topeka, Kansas, on May 17 but will now be speaking at a different 'senior recognition day' ceremony the day before. 'Once we learned about the concerns of some students, we were eager to find a solution that enabled all of the students and their families to celebrate the special day,' said the First Lady's communications...
  • Pupils found with handguns in school (in UK)

    04/23/2014 4:04:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:01AM BST 23 Apr 2014 | David Barrett
    Nearly 40 children have been found with guns on school premises over the last three years, a shocking new national survey has disclosed. Figures obtained from police forces across Britain showed guns and air weapons had been confiscated on 37 occasions by officers—including two hand guns. The other guns included 27 ball bearing guns and seven other air weapons. The figures showed almost 1,000 pupils in total were caught by police with weapons in schools, including a Taser stun gun, a meat cleaver, three axes and a cut-throat razor. The total is likely to be only the tip of the...
  • Student Unrest in Springtime

    04/10/2014 8:46:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2014 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Spring is in the air, and one senses that it is again time for the college students of the land to engage in protest. It all began in the late 1960s, and one of the legacies of that period is that the campuses are evacuated as soon as possible. By May, the student body will be vamoosing. Administrators have discovered that that soft, gentle, spring-like weather breeds discontent among the students, drunken carousal, violence and criminality. It is best to return the inmates to their parents. An early sign of this seasonal discontent came a week ago at...
  • Obama: Students need help to get ‘in-demand jobs’

    04/07/2014 10:41:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 7, 2014 1:20 PM EDT | Jim Kuhnhenn
    President Barack Obama on Monday announced more than $100 million in grants for two dozen schools across the country that are helping students gain work experience for what he called the “in-demand jobs of the future.” The money, which comes from fees that companies pay for visas to hire foreign workers for specialized jobs, is the result of an executive order Obama signed last year to better prepare high school students for college or for careers. Students are working on “cooler stuff than when I was in high school,” Obama said as he announced the grants before cheering high school...
  • Christmas celebrations coming back to some American schools

    04/01/2014 7:33:26 AM PDT · by usalady · 10 replies
    Examiner ^ | March 31, 2014 | Martha
    Parents and students are fighting back against the war on Christmas and there is evidence that in some states they are winning the battle. Help has come from recently passed legislation that allows celebrations of the holidays in school rooms once again.
  • Parents empowered while fighting against Common Core in public schools

    03/31/2014 7:52:41 AM PDT · by usalady · 8 replies
    Examiner ^ | March 30, 2014 | Martha
    Common Core indoctrination has become an issue in coming elections as parents target politicians who support the Federal government imposed program on school districts.
  • Standing at the Summit

    03/28/2014 11:22:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Today, I write with some good news some of you may have already heard. On March 20, in Greenville, N.C., a federal jury unanimously sided with me in my claims that the University of North Carolina–Wilmington (UNCW) violated federal law in a 2006 promotion decision. Specifically, the jury found that my First Amendment–protected speech was a “substantial or motivating factor” in the defendants’ decision not to promote me to full professor. They also found that defendants could not prove they would have made the same decision in the absence of my speech activity. The case now moves to the judge...
  • Parents Share Tales Of Navigating State's Mental Health System For Children (Want school testing)

    03/27/2014 3:14:06 AM PDT · by raybbr · 7 replies
    Courant.com ^ | March 26, 2014 | JOSH KOVNER
    HARTFORD — Mary Jo Andrews, Carol Poehnert and several other West Hartford mothers of children with mental-health problems had quietly met for eight years, usually over dinner, to share their experiences and frustrations, and to trade tips and shortcuts learned while navigating the treatment system. Then the Sandy Hook School tragedy happened in December 2012. "And we decided we needed to get out and do some advocating,'' Andrews told 70 parents and health care professionals at a forum at the Institute of Living Wednesday evening. It is the first of a handful of planned sessions — part of an effort...
  • Pop Quiz: Can You Name One U.S. Senator?

    03/25/2014 1:51:26 PM PDT · by Focault's Pendulum · 50 replies
    CNSNews TV ^ | March 24, 2014 - 3:27 PM | CNSNews TV
    Pop Quiz: We ask college students - Can You Name One U.S. Senator? How Many U.S. Senators for Each State?
  • Pro-Israel Students Called ‘Kike,’ ‘Dirty Jew’ at University of Michigan

    03/24/2014 10:57:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/24/14 | Adam Kredo
    The University of Michigan would not explain how it is responding to death threats and racial epithets that were reportedly issued by pro-Palestinian activists at students who oppose a resolution to divest from Israel. University of Michigan police were first contacted last week after two pro-Palestinian activists shouted “threats of violence” at a student who refused to support their boycott initiative during a “sit-in” at the student government’s headquarters. The Washington Free Beacon has further learned that the pro-Israel student received death threats and that others have allegedly been called “kikes” and “dirty Jews” by backers of the virulently anti-Israel...
  • Students at the shooting range for gun safety ( Colorado )

    03/22/2014 8:57:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    KRDO ^ | Mar 19, 2014 | Bonnie Silkman
    PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. - Middle school students moved their lesson from the classroom to the shooting range. It wasn’t your typical field trip. A group of students in Pueblo County was firing live ammo and learning about gun safety. "I'm very excited, today we're going to come out here on the gun range and shoot a little bit. The past week we've learned about the revolutionary war," said Jonah Statezny, a Craver middle school student. "My favorite part is shooting guns. When I was little we used to go to the shooting range," said another student, Danielle Cooper. ... Appleseed...
  • Charter school success ignored and stymied by U.S. Senators

    03/22/2014 8:29:03 AM PDT · by usalady · 5 replies
    Examiner ^ | March 22, 2014 | Martha
    There is growing evidence that charter schools are empowering parents, pioneering fresh teaching methods, encouraging state and local innovation and help students escape underperforming schools.
  • Has America Lost Its Grit?

    03/14/2014 5:59:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2014 | Mona Charen
    Amy Chua, the "Tiger Mother" who launched a thousand panic attacks among ambitious but lenient parents, is back with an almost-great book about why some groups achieve spectacular success in America while others languish. Written with her husband Jed Rubenfeld (both are law professors at Yale), "The Triple Package" examines a number of groups who've succeeded in this country and advances a thesis about why groups (and nations) prosper or decline. The success of Asian-American immigrants (this principally includes people from China, Japan, Korea and India) is legendary. Less familiar is the bounding achievement of Nigerian immigrants. Though they account...
  • U.S. has lost track of tens of thousands of foreign students who came study to then took jobs

    03/10/2014 11:50:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 03/09/2014 | Stephen Dinan
    The federal government has lost track of tens of thousands of foreign students who came to the U.S. to study and then took jobs, often in violation of the terms of their visas, according to a new internal audit. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement doesn’t even consistently collect information or have the tools to monitor all of the foreign students who take part in the optional practical training (OPT) program, the Government Accountability Office said in a new report released late Friday. “The problems with OPT are extensive and serious. The report not only calls into question the department’s oversight...
  • Students and parents rejecting costly college loan burden

    03/08/2014 5:14:01 PM PST · by usalady · 10 replies
    Examiner ^ | March 8, 2014 | Martha
    Students and parents rejecting costly college loan burdens Higher education accompanied by student debt is losing its appeal for many college-age Americans and their parents. The result could be a move by many colleges and universities to find ways to cut costs and even offer tuition discounts.
  • Liberal Students Have a Funny Definition of 'Diversity'

    02/21/2014 5:47:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Cancel the philosophy courses, people. Oh, and we're going to be shuttering the political science, religion and pre-law departments too. We'll keep some of the English and history folks on for a while longer, but they should probably keep their resumes handy. Because, you see, they are of no use anymore. We have the answers to the big questions, so why keep pretending there's anything left to discuss? At least that's where Erin Ching, a student at Swarthmore College, seems to be coming down. Her school invited a famous left-wing Princeton professor, Cornel West, and a famous right-wing Princeton professor,...
  • Suicide Bomb Instructor Accidentally Kills Iraqi Pupils

    "BAGHDAD — A group of Sunni militants attending a suicide bombing training class at a camp north of Baghdad were killed on Monday when their commander unwittingly conducted a demonstration with a belt that was packed with explosives, army and police officials said."
  • 1,000 High School Students Sing US National Anthem

    02/08/2014 7:04:02 AM PST · by Doogle · 26 replies
    YT ^ | 02/06/14 | wootom
    A 1000 high school students checked into this guy's hotel...after the initial shock..*smiles*...he gets to record this......ENJOY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaDCfA1uxh0
  • Sexual abuse of students by teachers often ignored and unpunished

    02/07/2014 9:44:37 AM PST · by usalady · 16 replies
    Examiner ^ | February 7, 2014 | Martha
    Alert parents are becoming aware that sexual abuse of students by teachers is not just an occasional problem rather something that is happening in every state in America. However some administrators choose to ignore sexual misconduct and even when it is discovered perpetrators often go unpunished.
  • Celebrating Mediocrity At The Expense Of Merit

    02/06/2014 4:46:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Americans love sports, as evidenced by the fact that the Super Bowl last Sunday was the most watched television event in history. While the game was a blowout and boring because of it, people didn’t tune in to see a tie, they watched to see one team beat the other, unambiguously. But sports, at least on the professional level, are just about the last bastion of meritocracy left in the country, and the damage its loss will bring to the future is immeasurable. There were controversies this week in Silver Spring, Maryland, and with comedian Jerry Seinfeld that will have...