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  • Conservative Boy Scout Alternatives

    02/19/2020 2:15:52 PM PST · by tbw2 · 11 replies
    Hubpages ^ | September 11, 2018 | Tamara Wilhite
    While Boy Scouts of America's financial bankruptcy won't kill local organizations, it is a result of their ongoing moral bankruptcy. Here are a number of conservative Boy Scout alternatives.
  • Pearson's Digital-First Strategy Will Change How Students Get Textbooks; College Textbooks Fast Becoming Obsolete

    02/18/2020 12:31:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Forbes ^ | Bill Rosenblatt
    Pearson, the world's largest textbook publisher, announced that it is moving from a traditional to a "digital first" publishing model. This development upends several traditions that are more than a century old. It will bring about a digital transformation in textbook publishing that has been in the works for a long time and will fundamentally change the way college students get their educational materials. The traditional model for publishing textbooks has been simple: An author, typically a full-time college professor, writes a textbook under contract with a publisher. The publisher puts out a print edition, gets course instructors to adopt...
  • Broward may close schools to deal with low enrollment

    02/18/2020 7:50:19 AM PST · by Moonman62 · 19 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | 2/17/20 | Scott Travis
    About 30 Broward schools could close, combine with other schools or convert into a new type of facility as the school district looks for ways to deal with nearly half-empty campuses. Many of these schools are in the southern part of the county, from Hollywood to Pembroke Pines, where thousands of students have left for charter schools. Others are in the Fort Lauderdale area and have struggled with factors such as low student performance, outdated facilities and aging neighborhoods. Most changes would likely take place in the fall of 2021, and district officials said affected communities would have opportunities to...
  • Opinion: The Immorality of Democrat Thought

    02/18/2020 7:01:48 AM PST · by Heartlander · 6 replies
    Red State ^ | February 18, 2020 | Mike Ford
    Opinion: The Immorality of Democrat Thought We are fast approaching a tipping point in these United States of America. It seems as though an increasing percentage of the electorate believes that the purpose of the sovereign franchise is to vote themselves an ever-expanding portion of the public treasury. There seems to be this idea that just because one person has a need, perhaps a really significant, life or death need, that it is the business of government to force other citizens to respond to that need with their own labor or property.Part of this thought process comes from a false...
  • Joe Biden again asserts that DACA students ‘are more American than most Americans are’

    02/17/2020 5:10:51 PM PST · by kevcol · 34 replies
    Twitchy ^ | February 17, 2020 | Brett T
    We’re not sure what Joe Biden is hoping to do, except to pander, by continually asserting that DACA students are in many ways more American than most Americans. Back in January, he told a crowd in Iowa that DACA recipients are “in many cases, more American than most Americans are, because they have done well in school. They believe in basic principles we all share.”
  • K-12 is a land of mystery

    02/17/2020 2:35:04 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 17 replies
    Renew America ^ | Feb. 10, 2020 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    For those who enjoy a good puzzle, K-12 education is more intellectually entertaining than most people imagine. Classrooms are full of convoluted theories and mystifying methods. Probably the teachers themselves can't explain the reasoning behind approaches that are used almost universally in American public schools. Chat with friends who are smart and successful. Try to find even one who can explain Sight-Words, Prior Knowledge, Multiculturalism, Constructivism, Reform Math, or Common Core Math. Why are Geography, History, and Science so often slighted? What justifies the hostility toward memorization and academic content? Can anyone understand the paradox of most students getting A...
  • The Student Debt You Willingly Took On Is Not My Problem To Solve

    02/17/2020 7:41:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 131 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 02/17/2020 | Margot Cleveland
    Of all the pandering showcased during Democrats’ attempts to win back the presidency, wiping out student debt ranked at or near the top.“I believe that education is the future for this country,” socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders barked during the first round of Democratic primary debates, explaining that’s why we must “eliminate student debt and we do that by placing a tax on Wall Street.” Sen. Amy Klobuchar spoke similarly. “I can tell you this,” the Minnesota senator demagogued, “if billionaires can pay off their yachts, students should be able to pay off their student loans.”There can be no serious...
  • An Interactive Look at the U.S.-China Military Scorecard

    02/15/2020 12:53:14 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 16 replies
    rand.org ^ | RAND Corporation
    Over the past two decades, China's People's Liberation Army has transformed itself from a large but antiquated force into a capable, modern military. Although China continues to lag the United States in terms of aggregate military hardware and operational skills, it has improved its relative capabilities in many critical areas. To advance the public debate, RAND used open, unclassified sources to compile The U.S.-China Military Scorecard: Forces, Geography, and the Evolving Balance of Power. This comprehensive report examines U.S. and Chinese military capabilities in ten operational areas, and presents a "scorecard" for each.Each scorecard assesses the relative advantage or disadvantage...
  • President Trump to hold rally in Charlotte night before primary (March 2 - Bojangles Coliseum)

    02/15/2020 10:50:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    WITN via MSN ^ | 2/14/20
    CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) President Donald Trump is visiting North Carolina the night before next month's primary elections. Trump's campaign announced on Friday that the president would attend a rally the evening of March 2 at Charlotte's Bojangles Coliseum. The president held rallies a few days before the presidential caucus in Iowa and the evening before the New Hampshire primary. Trump won North Carolina by almost 4 percentage points in the 2016 general election.
  • In interview, Klobuchar, Steyer can't name Mexican president

    02/15/2020 9:34:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 2/14/20
    Democratic presidential hopefuls Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer were stumped when asked during a televised interview in Nevada to name the Mexican president. Klobuchar, Steyer and fellow 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg were asked during one-on-one interviews with the Spanish-language station Telemundo on Thursday night if they knew the name of the president whose country borders the U.S. It is Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who took office in December 2018. Klobuchar, a three-term senator from Minnesota, responded, “No.” Steyer, a billionaire businessman, replied, “I forgot.”
  • 'Am I going to jail?' Shocking moment a SIX-YEAR-OLD girl is committed to a mental health facility without her parents' permission where she was sedated and kept from her mom for TWO DAYS because her school said she was 'out of control'

    02/14/2020 5:04:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 75 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Feb. 14, 2020 | Hannah Skellern For Dailymail.com
    Police bodycam footage has emerged of the moment a six-year-old girl was escorted from her elementary school in Florida by a group of cops before being committed to a mental health facility without her parents' permission because she had a 'tantrum'. On February 4, six-year-old Nadia Falk was taken to a mental health facility without her mother's permission after staff at Love Grove Elementary School called social workers claiming the girl, who has ADHD and a personality disorder, was throwing things and harming staff. Nadia was taken to a mental health facility where she was sedated and held for 48...
  • Watch: UC Santa Cruz Leftist Attacks College Republicans, Spits on American Flag

    02/14/2020 1:10:39 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    BREITBART ^ | Feb. 14, 2020 | Alana Mastrangelo
    A leftist at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) was caught on video getting into a physical altercation with members of the school’s College Republicans student group, as well as with free speech activist Hayden Williams. Moments later, the individual was seeing spitting on an American flag, which had fallen to the ground during the scuffle. Free speech activist Hayden Williams — who was punched in the face at UC Berkeley while helping Turning Point USA recruit conservative students last year — posted a video to his Twitter account on Thursday, which depicts an individual attacking the College Republicans...
  • High School Girls Sue After Being Forced To Compete Against Transgender Athletes

    02/14/2020 12:57:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Feb. 13, 2020 | Anders Hagstrom
    Three Connecticut high school track runners filed a lawsuit against their athletic conference Wednesday to block born-male athletes from competing against them. Selina Soule, Alanna Smith, and Chelsea Mitchell argue the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) is accommodating an unfair advantage for transgender athletes by allowing biological males to compete against girls. Connecticut is one of 17 states that currently allows transgender athletes to compete without restriction according to their gender identity, reports the Connecticut Post. “It is not fair for any boy to compete against girls,” Smith told the Connecticut Post. “That biological unfairness doesn’t go away because of...
  • Survey Shows Leftists Are More Likely To Have Mental Illnesses, Far Left Being The WORST

    02/13/2020 7:46:14 AM PST · by ThinkingBuddha · 15 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Tim Pool
    Survey Shows Leftists Are More Likely To Have Mental Illnesses, Far Left Being The WORST
  • Two Ohio State football players suspended following rape, kidnapping charges

    02/12/2020 10:56:58 AM PST · by buckalfa · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 12, 2020 | Paulina Dedaj
    Two Ohio State football players were arrested Wednesday and accused in the rape and kidnapping of a woman earlier this month at their shared Ohio apartment. Jahsen Wint and Amir Riep, both 21, are facing two felony counts of rape and kidnapping. Columbus police alleged that the pair forced a woman to falsely admit on video that she engaged in consensual sex after being assaulted by the two men on Feb. 4, The Columbus Dispatch reported, citing a police affidavit.
  • Saline students sue school district for punishment from racist Snapchat group

    02/12/2020 8:19:53 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 11 replies
    MLIVE ^ | 02/11/2020 | Martin Slagter
    SALINE, MI - Four Saline High School students have filed a federal lawsuit claiming the school district should not be able to discipline them for sending racist messages to fellow students in a Snapchat group.The four unidentified students filed the lawsuit Tuesday, Feb. 11, in U.S. District Court in Detroit, claiming the district suspended two students, who have since returned to classes, while expulsion has been recommended for two others.“The school is acting outside the scope of its authority, has no legal right to impose the discipline carried out, and has violated our clients’ constitutional rights by their reckless and...
  • Shades of ‘Atlas Shrugged’ in Real Life

    02/11/2020 3:40:35 PM PST · by dynachrome · 28 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 2-11-2020 | Mark Hendrickson
    Sometimes, life really does imitate art. Recent actions by certain members of the Democratic Party remind me of scenes in Ayn Rand’s most famous novel, “Atlas Shrugged.” Take the impeachment proceedings in the House of Representatives two months ago. It was as blatantly a kangaroo court as Hank Rearden’s trial in “Atlas.” Rearden had zero chance of being found “not guilty.” Same with President Donald Trump. I mean, what chance did he have of not being impeached when the Democrats refused to identify the accuser, denied the accused’s right to have counsel cross-examine prosecution witnesses, and didn’t allow any witnesses...
  • Catholic universities in Belgium to help train Muslim imams

    02/11/2020 2:49:10 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 7 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 02/11/20
    Two prestigious Catholic universities will offer programs for the first time in Belgium to help train imams who serve as prayer leaders and preachers in mosques. Announced at the end of 2019, the programs of study grew out of the work of an official commission “launched after Islamist attacks in Brussels in 2016,” reported weekly newspaper The Tablet. The aim is to provide university-level education for prospective imams. In Belgium, certain ministers of religion are paid by the government. Following the new programs supported by two Catholic universities, this also will be possible for imams, as the courses will be...
  • English teacher shares a snap of a student’s strange essay but not everyone agrees with the D grade

    02/11/2020 8:50:41 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 96 replies
    News.com.au ^ | 02/11/2020 | Emilia Mazza
    A photo of an English essay has gone viral and divided the internet after it was shared by the teacher who marked it. Professor Alexis Pereira, who is based in New York, took to Twitter to post an image that revealed details of a paper written by a student, which had nothing to do with the assigned subject.“Teaching my first English course this semester has been rewarding but I don’t know what to do with this student,” he tweeted.The essay, which has been awarded a D, comes with a comment written by Prof Pereira in red declaring the student’s efforts...
  • Well, I mean ....

    02/10/2020 6:19:21 AM PST · by knarf · 51 replies
    self ^ | February 10, 2020 | knarf
    REALLY ?