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  • 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...
  • [Video] SHOCKING: Students Sign Petition to Imprison All Gun Owners in Concentration Camps

    02/04/2014 6:14:16 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    Guns Save Life.net ^ | Feb 3, 2014 | Dan Cannon
    [Video] SHOCKING: Students Sign Petition to Imprison All Gun Owners in Concentration Camps February 3 2014 by Dan Cannon Share This Post Wow. Just wow. This video really makes me lose faith in my generation. Either these people simply don’t care what they are signing or they really agree with imprisoning legal gun owners and repealing the Second Amendment. Either way – not good. In the video, Mark Dice, who is known for his videos where he gets people to sign outrageous fake petitions, showing just how uneducated most people are on the issues, asks students to sign a petition...
  • Parents reject Common Core indoctrination and lawmakers in many states agree

    02/03/2014 12:35:32 PM PST · by usalady · 13 replies
    Examiner ^ | Feb. 3, 2014 | Martha
    Common Core State Standards are under pressure by parents and lawmakers are getting the message. They are using legislation to boot the U.S. Department of Education’s indoctrination of students in their districts.
  • Parents revolt against public schools leave buildings empty

    01/31/2014 1:28:43 PM PST · by usalady · 52 replies
    Examiner ^ | Jan. 31, 2014 | Martha
    As those in power continues to hang onto the 19th century model of education or accept Common Core indoctrination for their students, parents are moving toward becoming the “deciders” as they chose charter and private schools, homeschooling, and online programs, it is leaving thousands of empty school buildings all across America. According to a recent study among the cities with vacant school buildings are
  • Downward and Deeper into Sexual Confusion: Parents Choose to Raise “Genderless” Child

    05/31/2011 2:51:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | May 30, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    It is no secret that our culture as a whole is descending into an ever-deeper sexual confusion. Recently two examples of this were in the news.In the first article which I summarize here, a Canadian couple have chosen to raise (impose upon?) their child a “genderless” upbringing. For now, they have refused to tell any of their family or friends the sex of their child, whom they call “Storm,” and groom and dress the infant child ambiguously.I would like to provide excerpts of a much longer article here and comment as we go. As usual, the article is in bold,...
  • American values being taught at camp for kids

    12/30/2013 1:35:57 PM PST · by usalady · 10 replies
    Examiner ^ | 12/29/13 | Martha
    Elementary and middle school students had an opportunity to have fun while at the same time learning about the Founding Fathers and the importance of the Constitution and Bill of Rights at a Freedom Camp held in December 2013.
  • Is the Sun Rising in the East?

    12/06/2013 10:31:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
    The scores are in from the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment, which, every three years, tests 15-year-olds from the world's most advanced countries. For the United States, the report card is dismal. The U.S. ranking has fallen to 17th in reading, 21st in science, and 26th in math. Florida, one of America's diverse mega-states, competed separately in the PISA exam, and scored below the U.S. average. In the academic Olympics, the American superpower is a mediocrity. Ranked one through seven in test scores in reading, science and math were Shanghai-China, Singapore, Hong Kong-China, Taiwan, South Korea, Macau-China, Japan. Also...
  • Illinois high school requires parents to self-identify as liberal or conservative

    12/04/2013 5:58:58 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 44 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Dec 3, 2013
    Tuesday, December 03, 2013 Illinois high school requires parents to self-identify as liberal or conservative An assignment sent home from an Oak Forest, IL high school government class is raising eyebrows among parents who are shocked by the questionnaire they and their children are required to fill out. The questionnaire (below) has the parents identify their positions on a number of highly-charged issues, and then places them on a "political spectrum." The survey is part of Oak Forest High School's Common Core curriculum, which according to the school district's website is to ..."provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students...
  • Sexual revolution leaving diseased minds and bodies in its wake

    12/02/2013 12:28:16 PM PST · by usalady · 50 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 2, 2013 | Matha
    There was a time in America when a physician had just two or three young adult patients with sexually transmitted diseases. In 2013 that number has become two or three dozen and is increasing as “hooking up” turns out to be a deadly sexual game.
  • Nobel Prize Winner In Medicine Is Telling Students Not To Stay In America

    11/20/2013 7:52:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/20/2013 | Danny Vinik
    Yesterday afternoon, nine American Nobel laureates all gathered at the House of Sweden to share their work in an informal symposium. While much of the discussion was limited to the topic areas of certain laureates, one thing that almost all of them could agree on was that the federal government's reduction in research funding was a terrible development. James Rothman, who won the prize in medicine, believes that the cuts make the U.S. unable to retain the world's top young scientists. In fact, he said he now tells his students to go abroad. "I actually advise my students not to...
  • College Students Losing Coverage Due to ObamaCare

    11/18/2013 5:40:29 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 14 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | November 18, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    In our latest entry in what I like to call the Irony File, it seems that numerous college students are losing their school-based health insurance due to ObamaCare. While it may be petty of me, I can't help but feel some vindication as everything conservatives have been saying since 2008 are coming to pass, but yet the youth vote chose to support Obama overwhelmingly in both of his elections. In 2008, Obama got 66% of the youth vote and he received 60% of their vote in 2012. Now the harsh reality is crashing into their cloistered world and they're not...
  • Time to roll back the left wing culture that has colonised our classrooms

    11/16/2013 8:47:17 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 20 replies
    Australian Conservative ^ | November 1, 2013 | Dr Donnelly’s
    The left planted its flag atop the educational establishment long ago. If we are to hope for better schools and smarter kids, that dominance must be overturned,” Dr Kevin Donnelly writes at Quadrant Online. “Forget the cultural-left bias and PC group mentality of the Australian Broadcasting Commission, when it comes to a pervasive ideological commitment to the left nothing beats Australia’s education establishment.” Dr Donnelly says the arrival of the Abbott Government immediately started the alarm bells ringing inside the system. “There is nothing surprising or new about such outbursts. Australia’s educationalists, along with those in other English-speaking nations, embarked...
  • Teaching (How to Think) in the Wake of Obama

    11/05/2013 6:00:15 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 11-5-13 | Mindy Schiller
    This past election season, I tried an experiment with the twelve 6th-graders in my history class: I challenged them to develop a fictional candidate and persuade the rest of us to vote for him by creating a commercial. My hidden agenda was to find out which of the kids' political positions were influenced by their parents and whether, if given the opportunity to evaluate their positions from scratch, they might choose differently. The students were ready -- dare I say waiting -- for it. See, our school happens to be in Hyde Park, that ivy-covered, venerated neighborhood otherwise known as...
  • Ohio Students Chained to Wall and Beaten With Sticks at Local Mosque (Video)

    11/03/2013 9:32:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Saturday, November 2, 2013, 9:40 PM | Jim Hoft
    Islamic students were chained to the wall and beaten at the Masjad As-Salaamah Mosque in Ohio. The mosque’s name translates to “Mosque of Peace.” Via IM41:
  • VIDEO: Students say President Obama’s handling of scandals and Obamacare rollout 'deceitful'

    11/01/2013 3:38:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 11/01/13 | Caleb Bonham
    President Obama and his administration’s handling of several scandals have been “deceitful,” according to students at the University of Northern Colorado - Greeley. In an interview with Campus Reform on Wednesday students expressed doubts that Obama has been blind to scandals like Fast and Furious, or the false promises within the Obamacare rollout. Watch students “There’s no way he couldn’t have known about that”
  • $5M pledged to aid students living in US illegally (UC President Napolitano earmarks funds)

    10/30/2013 9:00:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 10/30/13 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano said Wednesday she is devoting $5 million to provide special counseling and financial aid for students living in the U.S. illegally, a move aimed at disarming critics who worried she would be hostile to the small but vocal student population. The former Homeland Security Secretary announced the initiative in her first public address since she became head of the 10-campus university system a month ago — an evening appearance in San Francisco organized by the Commonwealth Club. She also pledged $10 million for recruiting and training graduate students and post-doctoral...
  • College graduates becoming America's lost generation?

    10/04/2013 6:22:39 AM PDT · by usalady · 8 replies
    Examiner ^ | October 4, 2013 | Martha
    When college students voted for Obama, not once but twice, did they become what is now labeled as America’s lost generation? Have they been betrayed as their futures were mortgaged with huge student loans and then found out that the employment opportunities are being outsourced to job contractors in India and other foreign countries?
  • Welfare State, Students, Immigration

    09/24/2013 4:30:49 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 3 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 25 September 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    In the UK there is a constant talk of the need for immigrants’ skills and an endless repetition of the fact that there are many necessary jobs and positions which would be left vacant without immigration. Let’s see. Is it the number of unskilled and manual workers which is not high enough to fill the vacancies? In that case, why are there millions of people on welfare in Britain? In the United Kingdom, 5.6 million of working age are not working and receive state hand-outs in various forms – and this number has remained stubbornly high even at times...
  • Students Suspended For Playing With Pellet Gun in Own Front Yard, One Mother Called Because It Made

    09/24/2013 10:37:23 AM PDT · by matt04 · 40 replies
    WAVY, the NBC affiliate in Hampton Roads, Virginia asks “has zero tolerance gone too far?” as it reports this story: A suspended seventh grade Virginia Beach student will find out soon if he is expelled for the rest of the year for shooting an airsoft gun. Like thousands of others in Hampton Roads, Khalid Caraballo plays with airsoft guns. Caraballo and his friend Aidan were suspended because they shot two other friends who were with them while playing with the guns as they waited for the school bus. The two seventh graders say they never went to the bus stop;...
  • Home schooled children outpacing public school students

    09/11/2013 4:20:22 PM PDT · by usalady · 73 replies
    Examiner ^ | September 11, 2013 | Martha
    Home schooled children outpacing public school students Do you know there are 10 and 12- year-old students already attending college classes in America? It is happening every day as parents flee the public schools and instead educate their children at home.
  • Hannity -Vanity

    09/07/2013 10:09:38 AM PDT · by Baynative · 65 replies
    Reflections on TV Panel | 9/7/13 | Me alone
    I'm curious to know if anyone saw the Hannity panel with college students last night and what you thought of it.
  • Why Does College Cost So Much?

    09/07/2013 6:00:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2013 | John C. Goodman
    We spend about twice as much as other developed countries as a fraction of national output. Yet our results are mediocre. Public and private spending is growing much faster than our income ? putting us on a course that is clearly unsustainable. It appears we are buying quantity instead of value. Outcomes vary wildly from state to state. And programs that target the poor seem to be backfiring instead. I could easily be talking about health care. Instead, I'm speaking about higher education ? making some of the same points that President Obama made the other day. Unfortunately, both fields...
  • Chinese students make up for declining American enrollment at U.S. colleges?

    09/05/2013 7:28:19 AM PDT · by usalady · 36 replies
    Examiner ^ | September 5, 2013 | Martha
    Are public universities making up for the loss of American students by encouraging the cash-rich Chinese to send their college-age children to schoosl in the U.S?
  • Vietnam’s Communists are learning a lesson about how economies really work

    08/20/2013 9:06:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/20/13 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    Sometime what you are selling is so awful and useless you can’t even give it away. The Communists who run Vietnam are learning this simple truth up front and personally. They are trying to get young people interested in learning all about the wonderful Communist system they live under but they are just not interested. They are so disinterested in what Marx, Lenin and Barack Obama’s hero Ho Chi Minh had to say that they will not use their precious college years studying their works; even free of charge. Last month Nguyen Tan Dung the head Red decreed that students...
  • This is Why African Americans Were Denied Parent PLUS Loans for College

    08/16/2013 12:37:19 PM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 64 replies
    MainStreet.com ^ | 8-16-143 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The Obama Administration is showing why it...
  • 1912 eighth grade exam: Museum offers look at exam from 100 years ago

    08/13/2013 4:50:33 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 23 replies
    http://www.examiner.com ^ | august 12, 2013 | shawn s. lealos
    A 1912 eighth grade exam surfaced recently at a museum in Kentucky, something that proved interesting when comparing education from 100 years ago and today. According to the CS Monitor on Aug. 12, the exam was donated to the museum and hit the Internet today. The eighth grade exam was called the “Common Exam” and was taken by students in the courthouse once or twice a year. If passed, the students could receive their scholarships to attend high school. There were 56 questions, a 40-word spelling quiz, and also a separate reading and writing test. The areas of study on...
  • WATCH: Students sign petition to legalize abortion after childbirth

    07/25/2013 4:52:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | July 25, 2013 | Oliver Darcy
    Several students at George Mason University (GMU) signed a petition on Wednesday demanding lawmakers legalize “fourth trimester” abortions. The petition, which was circulated on GMU’s flagship campus in Fairfax, VA., just outside Washington D.C., by Media Research Center reporter Dan Joseph said it was aimed at sending “a message to our lawmakers that women have the right to choose what to do with their bodies and babies” even “after their pregnancies.” “If you don’t know what fourth trimester is, it’s after the baby is already born,” Joseph added in a video showing him collect the signatures. WATCH: Students sign petition...
  • Students fill garbage cans with Michelle mandated foods

    07/21/2013 2:22:52 PM PDT · by usalady · 77 replies
    Examiner ^ | July 20,2013 | Martha
    School administrations continue to hang posters in cafeterias trying to convince students that what is being fed to them is "fun food" which is healthier for them than the foods they enjoy eating. Meanwhile schools are having to purchase more garbage cans to contain the Michelle mandated foods that kids are dumping, some preferring to go hungry rather than eat "required" foods. Students just throw away the food being forced on them by the US Government.
  • Loans Organized Crime Might Envy

    07/18/2013 7:10:13 AM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 3 replies
    MainStreet.com ^ | 7-17-13 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    NEW YORK (MainStreet)—It is an arrangement that organized crime might envy - the lending of money with less concern about the ability to repay than is normally required for other loans, yet an almost absolute certainty that the debt will be repaid. Sounds too good to be true? Maybe, but it...
  • Texas teen makes violent joke during video game, is jailed for months

    06/29/2013 4:33:02 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/27/2013 | Robby Soave
    Texas teenager who has been in jail since March faces an eight-year prison sentence because of a threatening joke he made while playing an online video game. In February, Justin Carter was playing “League of Legends” — an online, multiplayer fantasy game — when another player wrote a comment calling him insane. Carter’s response, which he now deeply regrets, was intended as joke.
  • Report: Public University Unfairly Raising Grades of Black Students, Says Former Faculty Members

    07/02/2013 8:25:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 2, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Three former faculty members at Winston-Salem State University said the school was systematically raising grades of African-American students. ... Former Director of Academic Technology Shira Hedgepeth, along with two former professors who spoke to Campus Reform on the condition of anonymity, alleged administrators at the historically black college routinely increase the final grades of African-American students in order to raise the school’s standing. “Some students had their final grades changed based on their race,” Hedgepeth told Campus Reform on June 6. “That was a common complaint of many of the faculty that I worked with.” “None of the Caucasian or...
  • Study: US education spending tops global list

    06/27/2013 5:28:23 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 19 replies
    AP(Administration Propaganda) ^ | 6-25-13 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    WASHINGTON—The United States spends more than other developed nations on its students' education each year, with parents and private foundations picking up more of the costs than in the past, an international survey released Tuesday found. Despite the spending, U.S. students still trail their rivals on international tests. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development—which groups the world's most developed countries—writes in its annual education report that brand-new and experienced teachers alike in the United States out-earn most of their counterparts around the globe. But U.S. salaries have not risen at the same pace as other nations and the United...
  • California Schools to Train Kids to Sell ObamaCare

    06/26/2013 6:54:31 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 20 replies
    http://news.heartland.org ^ | June 20, 2013 | Loren Heal
    The Los Angeles Unified School District will use a state grant to train teens to promote ObamaCare to family members. Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange, announced grants of $37 million on May 14 to promote the nationally unpopular law. LAUSD will receive $990,000. The district listed as a primary outcome for its project, “Teens trained to be messengers to family members.” Covered California spokeswoman Sarah Soto-Taylor said staff have not questioned this goal. “We have confidence that the model LA Unified brought to the table will be successful in reaching our target population, which includes family members of...