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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | August 17, 2015 | Lauretta Brown
    ( – 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...
  • Students at New York middle school received misspelled diplomas featuring the word 'departmemt'

    06/21/2015 3:48:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/21/15 | Myriah Towner
    Graduating students at New York middle school received misspelled diplomas featuring the word 'departmemt' **SNIP** The misspelled word appeared in the phrase 'New York City Department of Education' positioned at the top of the diplomas awarded to the students. The word had an extra 'm' instead of the letter 'n'. 'I'm sure next year they will be pouring over those diplomas to make sure every "i" is dotted and "t" is crossed,' Gardner told Fox 5. Another parent told the station that the Upper East Side school did not mention the mistake or issue an apology during the ceremony.
  • Calif. Teacher Allegedly Told Kids to Take Selfies with Parents’ Sex Toys for Extra Credit

    06/04/2015 3:57:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | June 4, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    A teacher at Encinal High School in Alameda, Calif., allegedly told his tenth-grade students to find their parents’ sex toys and condoms and take selfies with them for extra credit. A local CBS affiliate reports that two of the students’ mothers, Kimberly Cobene and Evangeline Garcia, had heard about the assignment from a counselor at the school. “It was to go into your parents’ private drawers or whatever to seek out sexual toys or condoms, or anything of that nature and to take a selfie with it,” Cobene said. According to CBS, the school administration has tried to play off...
  • Liberal Students Are Terrifying Their Own Professors

    06/04/2015 6:01:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 3, 2015 | Blake Neff
    Modern progressive college students have become so militant they’re frightening their own like-minded professors, according to an account posted by one such professor on the website Vox. The professor, using the pseudonym Edward Schlosser, claims to have taught for nine years and currently works at a midsize state college. Over that time, he says, students have decisively shifted to become so protective of their fragile emotions that defying their sensibilities can be “suicidal” for one’s career. “Things have changed since I started teaching,” Schlosser writes. “The vibe is different. I wish there were a less blunt way to put this,...
  • I'm a liberal professor, and my liberal students terrify me

    06/03/2015 7:33:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Vox ^ | June 3, 2015 | Edward Schlosser
    I'm a professor at a midsize state school. I have been teaching college classes for nine years now. I have won (minor) teaching awards, studied pedagogy extensively, and almost always score highly on my student evaluations. I am not a world-class teacher by any means, but I am conscientious; I attempt to put teaching ahead of research, and I take a healthy emotional stake in the well-being and growth of my students. Things have changed since I started teaching. The vibe is different. I wish there were a less blunt way to put this, but my students sometimes scare me...
  • Teens accused of making threats at Hutch High making court appearances

    05/28/2015 8:10:18 PM PDT · by kathsua · 8 replies
    Hutch Post ^ | May 26, 2015 | Fred Gough
    HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Two of five teenagers accused of conspiring to carry out a shooting at Hutchinson High School were back in court Tuesday morning where one entered a “not guilty” plea to the charges, that being 16-year-old Takota Bowman (shown above). Later, 16-year-old Dominic Collins was before Juvenile Judge Patty Macke Dick where his attorney asked that he be released from custody, arguing that his client had no history with the court or history of violence. Attorney Mike Robinson also argued that he has done well in detention. But Assistant District Attorney Cheryl Allen argued against it citing things...
  • Environmentalists fail in bid to revoke GOP senator’s degree

    05/24/2015 12:13:14 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies ^ | 5-21-15 | Tori Richards
    A Washington state senator has survived a campaign by Western Washington University students who demanded their school revoke his master’s degree because he’s not radical enough on global warming. Doug Ericksen, a Republican and chair of Washington’s Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee, has blocked efforts to force businesses and residents to go green, but he supports voluntary compliance. He opposes mandated cap-and-trade programs and low-carbon fuel standards. But the effort to yank Ericksen’s degree — he earned his MA in political science and environmental policy at WWU — met with a stiff rebuke last week from the university’s president....
  • NJ teacher who had students write 'get well' notes to cop killer fired

    05/14/2015 12:05:49 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies ^ | 5/14/15 | foxnews
    A New Jersey public school teacher who instructed her third-grade students to write “get well” letters to a convicted cop killer was fired at a raucous school board meeting that stretched into the wee hours of Wednesday morning, despite her pleas that “there’s a community behind me.” Marylin Zuniga, a first-year teacher who drew widespread condemnation for assigning her young charges the task of writing to Mumia Abu-Jamal, was canned at the meeting of the Orange Board of Education, the Star-Ledger of Newark reported.
  • FBI Speaks To Bergen County High School Students About ISIS Recruitment Threat

    05/20/2015 10:42:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    CBS ^ | 05/20/15
    The FBI has targeted Bergen County, New Jersey to stop Islamic State militants from getting a stronghold there – and agents have been going to high school with a message. Christine Sloan was there when agents visited a Bergen County school on Tuesday. An FBI intelligence analyst who did not wish to be identified spoke at the Bergen Arts and Science Charter School in Hackensack. He warned students about a new threat – a sophisticated recruitment video trying to lure them into joining the terrorist group ISIS. “There’s a role for everybody. Every person can contribute to the Islamic State,”...
  • Students discover ‘ginormous bugs’ in Michelle O lunch

    05/14/2015 10:43:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    CONROE, Texas – Parents knows it can be difficult to get kids to eat their greens, but after an incident at a Texas high school some students may never eat vegetables again. “There’s no way they could’ve missed (them), picking up a handful of broccoli like they do with their gloves on and not seen these ginormous bugs,” Melissa Evans, mother of Caney Creek High School junior Falyn Evans, told Click2Houston. Falyn Evans and her friend were served the bug-infested broccoli for lunch Monday and the two almost ate the insects before they realized they were there. “It was kind...
  • Where is W talking to students without TOTUS

    05/04/2015 6:26:45 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 7 replies
    Need your help Freepers. Where is the picture of GW Bush talking to a student assembly with just a microphone? That pic used to come up with google images immediately when you tried searches like: Bush talking to Students. Bush vrs Obama talking to students Ect. What has happened?
  • Minority teachers file $300M suit claiming licensing test bias

    04/27/2015 3:59:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 27, 2015 | By Yoav Gonen, Erin Calabrese and Bruce Golding
    An old teacher-licensing test that blacks and Hispanics had trouble passing poses a grave threat to city coffers — $300 million, according to internal budget documents obtained by The Post. Taxpayers are on the hook for cliams by thousands of minority teachers as part of a civil-rights case in which a judge ruled they were illegally fired, demoted or denied jobs for failing the racially discriminatory Liberal Arts and Sciences Test.
  • Denver teacher's 'I wish my teacher knew' assignment goes viral

    04/17/2015 9:35:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    UPI ^ | April 17, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    DENVER, April 17 (UPI) -- A Denver teacher's assignment asking third grade students to write down things "I wish my teacher knew" went viral when she shared some of the responses.
  • Iowa students preparing for Hillary Clinton's first 'listening session' . . . .

    04/14/2015 2:14:35 AM PDT · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 19 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 13, 2015 | David Martosko
    Full title: Iowa students preparing for Hillary's first 'listening' session think she's a 'control freak' who will be 'talking s**t' and only wants immigration reform because the Democratic party needs voters When Hillary Clinton steps off her road-trip van on Tuesday at a rural Iowa community college, she might not be greeted by cheering throngs. Daily Mail Online spoke to students at Kirkwood Community College's regional center in Jones County, where the former secretary of state will hold her first low-key campaign event. The outlook isn't sunny for the kickoff of her 'listening tour': Of the ten students interviewed in...
  • Iowa students preparing for session think she's a 'control freak' will be 'talking s**t'

    04/13/2015 1:37:30 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 40 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 13, 2015 | David Martosko
    Iowa students preparing for Hillary's first 'listening' session think she's a 'control freak' who will be 'talking s**t' and only wants immigration reform because the Democratic party needs voters Daily Mail Online spoke to ten students at Kirkwood Community College's satellite campus in rural Iowa where Hillary Clinton will be Tuesday One student is among those picked by teachers to question the former secretary of state He wants her to comment on his suspicion about immigration reform – that Democrats are pushing the policy because they need new loyal voters Another predicted that 'she's going to be, like, talking s**t'...
  • Teacher, 30, faces decades in prison after pleading guilty to 37 charges for...

    04/03/2015 3:24:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/02/15 | Snejana Farberov
    Teacher, 30, faces decades in prison after pleading guilty to 37 charges for having sex with three students and getting pregnant by one A former Florida teacher accused of repeatedly having sex with at least three students has pleaded guilty to three dozen criminal counts. Jennifer Fichter, 30, was set to attend a pre-trial hearing in Polk County Court Thursday morning, but instead she pleaded guilty to all 37 counts of unlawful sexual contact with a minor. Each charge carries a maximum of 15 years in prison. Fichter's sentencing is scheduled for July 2. Fichter taught English at Central Aerospace...
  • Central Student Govt U of MI live vote on Israel Divestiture

    03/31/2015 4:51:44 PM PDT · by taildragger · 17 replies
    The Michigan Daily ^ | March 31, 2015 | Anastassios Adamopoulos
    A few hours before Central Student Government is set to consider a divestment resolution during their weekly meeting, members of the campus group Students Allied for Freedom and Equality hung a banner from a window in Mason Hall, which read “The Deaths of These Children” and included a list of names. The list names children who have allegedly died amid the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis. The banner says the deaths of these children were “sponsored by” companies such as the Boeing Company, Caterpillar Inc., G4S and United Technologies Corporation. SAFE, a Palestinian solidarity group, posted a photo of the...
  • Ex-teacher to face 4 separate trials [rape, sexual abuse, Bountiful Utah]

    03/30/2015 3:27:17 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 84 replies ^ | March 30, 2015 | McKenzie Romero
    BOUNTIFUL — A judge ruled Monday that a former Davis High School teacher will face separate trials on charges of sexually abusing three students. Brianne Altice, 35, faces a total of 14 felony charges — including rape, forcible sodomy, forcible sexual abuse, unlawful sexual activity with a minor and dealing in materials harmful to a minor — stemming from alleged sexual relationships with three former Davis High students who were 16 or 17 years old at the time. Second District Judge Thomas Kay ruled Monday that it was "appropriate and necessary" to split the 10 original charges into three trials,...
  • Student Union Pushes to Ban Word "Idiot" in Order to Fight "Ableism"

    03/13/2015 2:24:11 PM PDT · by rightistight · 39 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/13/15 | Aurelius
    The University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union (UTMSU) is pushing to have people never use the word "idiot" because, according to them, it promotes "ableism." According to "," ableism "are the practices and dominant attitudes in society that devalue and limit the potential of persons with disabilities." UTMSU believes that the word "idiot," even if you are calling yourself that, promotes ableism. They feel so strongly that they are now putting up posters around campus to get the word out:
  • Cowards! Video shows student mercilessly beaten by gang of girls at a McDonald's as large crowd [tr]

    03/12/2015 8:12:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 12, 2015 | David McCormack
    Graphic cell phone footage has emerged of brutal attack on a school girl that took place in Brooklyn after class on Monday afternoon. The three minute clip shows an unfair fight that begins with a small girl in a light blue hoodie being set upon by at least four other students. As the girl is mercilessly pummelled by the gang her blonde hair extensions are ripped from her head as she is repeatedly punched and kicked.
  • WATCH LIVE: UC Santa Cruz students block Highway 1 next to fishhook

    03/03/2015 1:26:53 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 23 replies ^ | Mar 03, 2015 | Amy Larson
    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. —Six young protesters are blocking Highway 1 in Santa Cruz where the fishhook merges with Highway 17. A California Highway Patrol officer told KSBW that the protesters are University of California Santa Cruz students. They are using their bodies, trash cans filled with cement, and pipes to block southbound lanes. Students are linked together and laying down across the usually-busy highway. While holding a banner reading "Fight The Hikes," demonstrators said they are standing up against tuition hikes by the University of California system, as well as police brutality.
  • The University of Michigan's Tolerance Problem

    02/18/2015 9:53:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | February 18, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    I once asked my late father if he had any experiences with anti-Semitism. There weren't many. Although that was probably in part because of his scoring methodology. The Irish kids who beat up the Jewish kids in his Bronx neighborhood didn't do so because they were anti-Semitic, but because "they had to fight somebody," as my dad put it. Today, such behavior would probably be called a hate crime. So I suppose that's progress. He did tell me that the first time someone said to him "Don't Jew me" was during his freshman year at the University of Michigan. He...
  • Middle school students given 'Fifty Shades of Grey' puzzles

    02/12/2015 5:15:21 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies
    WKRG.COM ^ | 12 FEBRUARY 2015 | AP
    MONESSEN, Pa. (AP) - Parents in a Pennsylvania school district are turning 50 shades of red over word search puzzles given to middle school students based on an erotic novel and movie. The students in Monessen were given puzzles based on "Fifty Shades of Grey" that contained terms including "spanking," ''submissive," ''leather cuffs" and "bondage." Other words on the list were more explicit. Parent James Carter complained about it at Tuesday night's school board meeting, saying he tried to question the school's principal and dean of students, but they refused to talk when he insisted on recording their conversation. "I...
  • Two students shot outside Frederick High School

    02/04/2015 8:03:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Frederick News-Post ^ | February 4, 2015 | Terence Walsh
    Two students were shot this evening outside Frederick High School near the gymnasium, police said. Officers were called shortly after 8 p.m. The assailants, described as four black males dressed in black, are at large, said Officer First Class M. Cox. A SWAT team was searching the area. Two students were wounded, and all other students and staff in the building are safe, according to an email alert from Frederick County Public Schools. Lt. Bruce DeGrange said the students’ injuries were not considered life-threatening. Police did not release the victims’ names because they are under 18. A junior varsity boys...
  • Hamas On Campus At U.C. Davis, Students for Justice in Palestine chant "Allahu Akbar,"

    02/02/2015 10:22:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/2/15 | Adam Kredo
    Anti-Israel activists at the University of California, Davis heckled Jewish students and shouted “Allahhu Akbar” at them during a vote last week on a resolution endorsing a boycott of the Jewish state, according to video of the event obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The commotion erupted late Thursday evening as pro-Israel students attempted to counter a student government resolution to divest from Israel as part of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Activists waving Palestinian flags shouted at the Jewish and pro-Israel students as they left the meeting room ahead of an eight to two vote in favor...
  • Texas bill to allow use of deadly force by teachers against students

    01/31/2015 10:10:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/31/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Sometimes these various bits of state gun legislation get a bit confusing for me. In Texas is it apparently already legal for teachers to employ “reasonable force” in disciplinary situations and be protected from legal repercussions. (Good for them.) That applies to normal situations of “discipline” and maintaining order, though.. not a full blown crisis or attack. But in a new bill under consideration in the Lone Star State, deadly force would garner similar protection in the courts under appropriate circumstances. A proposed bill would allow teachers in Texas to use deadly force against students and be protected from...
  • Black Lives Matter Protest Fizzles at Modern Language Association

    01/23/2015 7:57:42 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 23, 2015 | Don Irvine
    The Black Lives Matter protest movement, found its way to the Modern Language Association (MLA) convention in Vancouver, but failed to attract much support from the left wing attendees. With an estimated 7,000 left-wing professors and their protégé’s in attendance the protest managed to only attract about 150 people or so who listened to a litany of speeches vilifying police actions against blacks across the country. After the speeches it was time to actually march and more than half of those assembled apparently decided that their dedication to this issue didn’t extend to spending any time in the 40 degree...
  • The Cross Examined College Prep Course III

    01/20/2015 5:05:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | January 20, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Author’s Note: If you’re wondering why this column begins with “#6” just go to my archive. This is Part III of a series. Parts I and II described a new College Prep Course that is being offered by Frank Turek, J. Warner Wallace, and I will be traveling the country offering the course starting in the summer of 2015. This column series provides an overview of my ten-step plan to help Christian kids prepare for life in college. 6. Getting Into the Driver’s Seat in Class. I appreciate the folks who made the movie God’s Not Dead. But the...
  • The Cross Examined College Prep Course II

    01/16/2015 6:31:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | January 16, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Author’s Note: If you’re wondering why this column begins with “#4” just go to my archive. This is Part II of a series. Part I described a new College Prep Course that is being offered by Frank Turek, J. Warner Wallace, and I will be traveling the country offering the course starting in the summer of 2015. This column series provides an overview of my 10-step plan to help Christian kids prepare for life in college. 4. Google Is Not a Friend to Higher Ed. Some readers may remember my infamous “letter to Ed” that went viral on the...
  • French Muslims Students Refused to Stand in Memory of Terror Victims

    01/12/2015 8:33:28 AM PST · by aimhigh · 32 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | 01/12/2015 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    Many Muslims students in several French classrooms refused to stand up and participate on Sunday in a ceremonial minute of silence in memory of the victims in three murder sprees by radical Islamists in Paris last week. Several Muslim students who had the decency to stand in solidarity against Islamic terror paid for their humanity by being beaten up by fellow Muslims. Students in one 6th-grade class, referring to a cartoon linking the Prophet Mohammed with Islamic terror, told their teacher, “But you do not understand the Prophet [Mohammed]; they should not have to draw it.” One student said, “I’m...
  • Naked College Students Vs. Black Lives Matter protesters

    12/13/2014 11:32:33 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 53 replies
    iOTW REPORT ^ | 12-13-2014 | Cardigan
    December 13, 2014 Naked College Students Vs. Black Lives Matter protesters by Cardigan Dean of College Rakesh Khurana speaks on behalf of protesters during Primal Scream early Thursday in Harvard Yard. Dean of Student Life Stephen Lassonde stands at his side.Dean of College Rakesh Khurana attempts to gain the attention of the participants of Primal Scream by climbing onto the shoulders of a Primal Scream runner Thursday in Harvard Yard. Other students organized a protest in response to recent police brutality that attempted to delay the start of the run. A group of about 30 students attempted to hold a...
  • Denver student protesters cheered when car struck officer, union official says

    12/05/2014 8:07:21 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 21 replies
    Fox ^ | December 05, 2014 | unknown
    Denver high school students protesting recent civilian deaths involving police chanted "Hit him again!" after a car struck four bicycle officers - injuring one critically - Wednesday night, the city's police union charged. Officer John Adsit underwent six hours of surgery Thursday for injuries sustained in the accident and was in critical, but stable condition. But the reaction of young students, reported by the Denver Post, left residents stunned and members of the Denver Police Protection Association angry. Students were heard chanting and cheering after the officers were hit. Teachers looked on and did not intervene while the students chanted,...
  • Kelly File Special: Who's Teaching Our Kids? - Liberal Bias In The Classroom

    11/28/2014 6:33:30 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 18 replies ^ | Nov 28, 2014 | You Tube
    Kelly File Special: Who's Teaching Our Kids? - Liberal Bias In The Classroom
  • Undocumented

    11/22/2014 9:03:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | November 22, 2014 | Bill Tatro
    If I understood the President correctly the 4.4 million immigrants who just got their “get out of jail card” are no longer considered illegal. They are simply called the UNDOCUMENTED. The President, as usual, referenced a young woman who had been in the US illegally, I mean UNDOCUMENTED, since she was 4 years old. Apparently Mom and Dad were also illegal - oops - UNDOCUMENTED. She is now a college student working on her 3rd degree. A very admirable story. She beat the system and now can come out of the shadows. She will not be able to vote, for now, nor...
  • Man who killed two Chinese students in Los Angeles given multiple life terms

    11/17/2014 7:53:22 PM PST · by VeronicaCromwell · 44 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 18 Nov 2014 | The Times of India
    LOS ANGELES: A man convicted of killing two Chinese graduate students was sentenced on Monday in Los Angeles to multiple life terms in prison by a judge who denounced him for showing no remorse and smiling while a grief-stricken victim's father spoke in court. Javier Bolden made no comment during a lengthy hearing during which the mother of one victim sobbed and the father of another called him "human trash" and "a monster." The killings drew international interest and fueled concerns in China about the safety of students abroad. Bolden, 22, was found guilty last month of shooting Ming Qu...
  • Stay Classy, Liberals: Gov. Rick Perry Gets Anal Sex Questions At Dartmouth

    11/11/2014 3:32:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 88 replies ^ | November 10, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    This is liberalism at its finest. Get really angry with someone who holds views different from your own, and then berate that person with hyper-emotional drivel. In this case, the victim was Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who received sexually explicit questions from Dartmouth's student body regarding anal sex during a visit to the college. Perry is a social conservative. According to the Dartmouth, the student newspaper, Perry was there to discuss the midterms, border security, energy initiatives and foreign policy. There was a Q&A session–and that’s when things devolved. Both presidents of the College Democrats and Republicans condemned the actions of...
  • Separate And Unequal: Minnesota School District To Review All Suspensions Of ‘Black And Brown

    11/10/2014 9:26:28 PM PST · by george76 · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/10/2014 | Derek Hunter
    Minneapolis Public Schools are implementing a new policy aimed at eliminating the gap between the races when it comes to suspensions. Nothing will change for white students, they will still be suspended at the discretion of each school’s principal. But for minority students, specifically black, Hispanic and Native American students, the Minneapolis Schools Superintendent’s office will personally review each case. ... The ethnic make-up of Minneapolis schools is majority minority. According to data for the 2014-2015 school year, 33.8 percent of students are white, while 37.2 percent are black, 19.3 percent are Hispanic, and 3.8 percent are Native American. Asians...
  • Remains could be those of 43 missing Mexican students

    11/07/2014 9:52:02 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | November 7, 2014 | Mariano Castillo
    The 43 Mexican students who disappeared in southern Mexico in September were abducted by police on order of a local mayor, and are believed to have been turned over to a gang that killed them and burned their bodies before throwing some remains in a river, the nation's attorney general said Friday. This is the conclusion that investigators have reached, Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said, though he cautioned that it cannot be known with certainty until DNA tests confirm the identities. This will be a challenge, he said, as the badly burned fragments make it difficult to extract DNA....
  • Scholar-Athlete Charade

    11/05/2014 3:16:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | November 5, 2014 | Walter E. Williams
    Last year's column "Dishonest Educators" (1/9/2013) reported on the largest school cheating scandal in U.S. history. In more than three-quarters of the 56 Atlanta schools investigated, teachers changed student answers on academic achievement tests. Cheating orders came directly from school administrators. The cheating was brazen. One teacher told a colleague, "I had to give your kids, or your students, the answers because they're dumb as hell." Atlanta's not alone. Teacher cheating has been discovered in other cities, such as Philadelphia, Houston, New York, Detroit, Baltimore, Los Angeles and Washington. Rampant academic cheating is not confined to primary and secondary schools....