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  • "Get vaxxed, don't be a ****head"-Seymour's blunt message to supporters (Warning: Language)

    10/11/2021 8:21:25 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 17 replies
    1 News New Zealand ^ | 10/11/2021 | Anna Whyte
    ACT leader David Seymour says he has spoken personally to some of his supporters to tell them to get vaccinated and "don't be a ****head". "I've had a few people saying I know someone who is a big admirer of ACT and isn't getting vaccinated and I've personally spoke to some of them," Seymour said. "And said mate get vaxxed...
  • Washington’s public universities change admission requirements

    05/20/2021 10:06:28 PM PDT · by algore · 40 replies
    Beginning in fall 2021, the University of Washington, Washington State University, Western Washington University, Eastern Washington University, Central Washington University, and Evergreen State College will be “test optional” going forward. Schools across the United States have recently been dropping the SAT and ACT tests as a requirement out of concern that the tests are not good indicators of college success, and because higher income students are more likely to have paid for extra SAT or ACT tutoring, which could put others at a disadvantage. “The decision, in terms of reducing further barriers and strengthening our engagement with students in the...
  • The University of California System Will No Longer Consider SAT and ACT Scores for Admissions

    05/16/2021 8:02:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/15/2021 | Ivan Pantchoukov
    The nine campuses of the University of California system will no longer consider standardized testing scores as part of the admission process beginning in the fall of 2021.The change is the result of a legal settlement (pdf) of a lawsuit brought by groups that claimed that the traditional SAT and ACT tests are racist.Under the settlement, the university, which enrolls some 225,000 undergraduate students, said it won’t consider SAT or ACT scores sent along with admissions applications until 2025. The university further stated that it had no current plan to consider the scores after 2025.The settlement specifies that the university...
  • University of California Will No Longer Consider SAT and ACT Scores

    05/15/2021 4:50:04 PM PDT · by karpov · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 15, 2021 | Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio
    The University of California will not take SAT and ACT scores into account in admissions or scholarship decisions for its system of 10 schools, which include some of the nation’s most sought-after campuses, in accordance with a settlement in a lawsuit brought by students. The settlement announced on Friday signals the end of a lengthy legal debate over whether the University of California system should use the standardized tests, which students of color and those with disabilities have said put them at a disadvantage. Opponents of the tests called the settlement “historic,” and said that it would broaden access to...
  • U.S. moving to temporarily waive Jones Act after Colonial Pipeline attack

    05/11/2021 11:21:30 AM PDT · by Dacula · 37 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 5-11-2021 | Robert Schroeder
    The Biden administration said Tuesday it is moving to temporarily waive a law that requires goods shipped between U.S. ports to be transported on U.S.-owned and operated vessels. The move over the Jones Act comes in response to the ransomware attack that led to a shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, a critical artery supplying fuels to the East Coast. The U.S. Department of Transportation said in a statement that it has "started the work needed to enable consideration of a temporary and targeted waiver of the Jones Act," and that it is surveying qualified vessels that can carry petroleum products...
  • Why Pushing Young People Into Politics Is A Recipe For Disaster

    04/29/2021 10:50:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 29, 2021 | Alexander Zubatov
    The Civics Secures Democracy Act making its way through Congress threatens to create a national curriculum that would virtually compel teens to plunge into politics. It’s a horrible idea.Ever since the “don’t-trust-anyone-over-30” countercultural movements of the 1960s, we have been living in a culture that increasingly valorizes youth. In the view of the noted Harvard University cognitive scientist and author Steven Pinker, a technological change — the advent of television — is what propelled this social change.The baby boomers of the 1960s, the first generation to grow up en masse with a TV at home, received unprecedented access to each...
  • Manchin throws support behind union-backed PRO Act

    04/19/2021 10:28:47 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    thehill ^ | 04/19/2021 | Niv Elis
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) on Monday threw his support behind the PRO Act, union-backed legislation to promote labor organizing. The PRO Act would block so-called "right-to-work" laws, which allow people who benefit from union representation to opt out of membership and paying dues, and impose tougher restrictions on companies seeking to prevent unionization efforts.
  • Trump at the Rubicon How the Insurrection Act and Militia Act Empower Trump to Cast the Die

    11/24/2020 6:31:31 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 103 replies ^ | 11/18/2020 | Alexander Macris
    In the closing days of 50 BC, the Roman Senate declared that Julius Caesar’s term as a provincial governor was finished. Roman law afforded its magistrates immunity to prosecution, but this immunity would end with Caesar’s term. As the leader of the populares faction, Caesar had many enemies among the elite optimates, and as soon as he left office, these enemies planned to bury him in litigation. Caesar knew he would lose everything: property, liberty, even his life. Caesar decided it was better to fight for victory than accept certain defeat. In January 49 BC, he crossed the Rubicon River...
  • Women’s March Sign: “Trump Is An Unstable Penis!” (DC)

    10/18/2020 1:52:48 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 71 replies
    HotAir ^ | 10/18/2020 | Karen Townsend
    Halloween came early to the nation’s capital. Thousands of angry women marched in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to protest Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett and President Trump. Some women wore their pink pussy hats and some wore long red capes and white bonnets. Since this march was mostly a protest against ACB, many women wore black robes with white lace collars as Ruth Bader Ginsburg did. Sounds like a super spreader event, right? No, no. The mitigation measures to battle the coronavirus pandemic only apply to some events and activities, not large protests in American cities. The protesters are...
  • Sen. John Kennedy refers to Ibram X. Kendi as ‘some butthead professor’ at ACB confirmation hearing

    10/13/2020 6:08:29 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 47 replies ^ | October 13, 2020 | Brett T.
    It was late September when Twitchy reported on Boston University Professor Ibram X. Kendi, author of “How to Be an Antiracist,” and his decision to weigh in on Amy Coney Barrett’s two children she adopted from Haiti. Kendi posited that some white colonizers adopt black children to “civilize” them in the ways of white people, and then use them as props “in their lifelong pictures of denial, while cutting the biological parents of these children out of the picture of humanity.” Kendi didn’t specially call Barrett a colonizer; he claims he was just making the point that you can adopt...
  • Lindsey Graham: Senate Judiciary Committee will approve Barrett on October 22

    09/27/2020 2:30:23 PM PDT · by karpov · 78 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 27, 2020 | Mark Moore
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Sunday that an escalated timeline for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett will allow for a vote before Halloween — as a number of lawmakers said her confirmation is all but assured. “So we’ll start on Oct. 12, and more than half of the Supreme Court justices who have had hearings were done within 16 days or less,” Graham said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” “We’ll have a day of introduction. We’ll have two days of questioning, Tuesday and Wednesday, and on the 15th we’ll begin to...
  • Judge says University of California school system must stop using SAT, ACT scores in admissions

    09/01/2020 7:51:23 PM PDT · by robowombat · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/01/20 09:57 PM EDT | JUSTIN WISE Judge says University of California school system must stop using SAT, ACT scores in admissions BY JUSTIN WISE - 09/01/20 09:57 PM EDT Judge says University of California school system must stop using SAT, ACT scores in admissions The University of California school system must stop using SAT or ACT scores while making admissions and scholarships decisions, a judge ruled Tuesday. The decision comes in response to a lawsuit filed earlier this year alleging the admittance of such scores during the coronavirus pandemic harmed disabled students who lacked the same test-taking opportunities as non-disabled individuals. Alameda Superior Court Judge...
  • No, It’s Not New for a Cabinet Secretary to Address a Political Convention

    08/26/2020 9:37:23 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | August 26, 2020 | By JIM GERAGHTY
    In 2012, six cabinet secretaries addressed the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte: Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki, and Karen Mills, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration . . . which yes, was elevated to Cabinet-level in the Obama years. In fact, unlike the other cabinet secretaries, the screen behind Mills specifically identified her as “Administrator Small Business Administration”
  • Manchin on HEROES Act: ‘Can’t Cure All of the Social Needs’ in a Pandemic Bill

    08/06/2020 5:53:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/06/2020 | Ian Hanchett
    During an interview with the “Fox News Rundown” podcast released on Wednesday, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) criticized the HEROES Act, the $3 trillion coronavirus legislation passed by House Democrats back in May, by stating that he doesn’t “support that amount that they’re putting towards different areas,” and arguing that while there are needs, “you can’t cure all of the social needs within a pandemic bill or a health crisis bill.” Manchin said, “I think, if you look at the Democrats right now, from the House side, they’ve said, we’ve passed a bill. So, we’ve done our job. And it’s a...
  • Orrin Hatch: Future of Americans With Disabilities Act 'Uncertain

    07/28/2020 9:37:54 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    newsmax ^ | 07/27/2020 | Theodore Bunker
    Home | Politics Tags: orrin hatch | ada | disabilities | act | lawsuits Orrin Hatch: Future of Americans With Disabilities Act 'Uncertain' former Sen. Orrin Hatch is seen in a pinstriped suit at a judiciary committee confirmation hearing Former Sen. Orrin Hatch (Tom Williams/CQ roll Call via AP) By Theodore Bunker | Monday, 27 July 2020 10:27 AM Short URL|Email Article|Comment|Contact|Print| A A The Americans with Disabilities Act has come under threat from “drive-by lawsuits,” that “target mom-and-pop shops searching for any sign of noncompliance,” former Sen. Orrin Hatch wrote in an opinion piece for USA Today on Monday....
  • Basketball Coaches Accuse SAT Of Racism So They Can Recruit Dumb Jocks

    07/23/2020 9:36:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 23, 2020 | Anominous
    ACT, college sports, discrimination, A proposal recently released by The National Association of Basketball Coaches requests the NCAA remove an eligibility requirement to submit SAT or ACT scores. In the proposal, put forth by the Committee on Racial Reconciliation, the NABC decries the two tests as wicked forces of institutional racism that should be “jettisoned for that reason alone.” The committee was formed last month, and the proposal shows it.Their argument runs like this: the SAT was created in 1926 by the eugenicist Carl Brigham. Brigham intended the test to demonstrate the racial superiority of white blood. His project, of...
  • College Basketball Coaches Call for End to ACT, SAT Requirement. Leaders say the tests hurt poor and minority students, ask NCAA to make ‘immediate decision’

    07/17/2020 3:52:13 AM PDT · by karpov · 109 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 16, 2020 | Rachel Bachman
    The nation’s leading men’s college basketball coaches’ association has called the SAT and ACT “longstanding forces of institutional racism” and wants them eliminated from use in determining athletes’ eligibility. The National Association of Basketball Coaches made the move three days after naming its first-ever Black executive director, the former Division I coach Craig Robinson. It also came the month after the organization formed a Committee on Racial Reconciliation, co-chaired by Harvard coach Tommy Amaker and South Carolina coach Frank Martin. The committee believes the two standardized tests “no longer have a place in intercollegiate athletics or higher education at large,”...
  • Exclusive from Gen. Flynn: If We Don't Act, 2% of the People Are About To Control the Other 98%

    06/29/2020 1:43:19 PM PDT · by rktman · 104 replies ^ | 6/29/2020 | Michael Flynn
    I was once told if we’re not careful, 2 percent of the passionate will control 98 percent of the indifferent 100 percent of the time. The more I’ve thought about this phrase, the more I believe it. There is now a small group of passionate people working hard to destroy our American way of life. Treason and treachery are rampant and our rule of law and those law enforcement professionals who uphold our laws are under the gun more than at any time in our nation’s history. These passionate 2 percent appear to be winning. Despite there being countless good...
  • If We Jettison Standardized Testing, What’s Its Replacement?

    06/26/2020 7:53:52 AM PDT · by karpov · 16 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | June 26, 2020 | George Leef
    The COVID-19 pandemic probably won’t kill the SAT, but will no doubt leave it in a badly weakened condition. Both the SAT (and its close competitor, the ACT) have had to cancel administration of their tests for the last few months and, according to this Washington Post story, universities have decided that they will make their admission decisions without those test scores. Before COVID-19, support for standardized testing was already eroding and recent developments are sure to cause further slippage. Undoubtedly, the greatest blow was the decision by the University of California (UC) system to stop relying on standardized tests...
  • University of California system drops SAT, ACT requirements for applicants

    05/21/2020 11:25:15 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 21, 2020 | Tim Stelloh
    The University of California system will no longer require SAT and ACT standardized test results for in-state freshmen applicants. (snip) Critics of the tests have long argued they put minority and low-income students at a disadvantage because the test questions often contain inherent bias that more privileged children are better equipped to answer. Wealthier students also tend to take expensive prep courses that help boost their scores, which many students can’t afford, opponents of the tests say. The University of California system has 10 campuses, from Davis near Sacramento and Berkeley in Northern California to UCLA in Los Angeles and...