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  • 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...
  • [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.