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  • Yale University To Reinstate Standardized Test Requirement For Admissions

    02/22/2024 5:39:28 AM PST · by JSM_Liberty · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | Feb 22, 2024,08:04am EST | Michael T. Nietzel
    Yale University will once again require standardized testing for students applying for admission in the fall of 2025. The decision, announced today, ends the test-optional undergraduate admissions process that had been in place at Yale since the pandemic. According to the announcement, the past four years of test-optional admissions had given Yale what it described as “an invaluable opportunity to think deeply about testing policy and to generate new data and analyses. With testing availability now fully restored for prospective applicants around the world, we have reevaluated our policy with the benefit of fresh insights.” Yale is describing its new...
  • 'Wolf of Wall Street' says college a 'complete waste of time' for most students: 'Avoid it like the plague'

    02/21/2024 12:35:22 PM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 20, 2024 | Kristine Parks
    New analysis finds 1 in 4 students in college programs earn less than high school graduates, ten years after enrollment ... Famed former Wall Street broker Jordan Belfort commented on the diminishing value of a college education, after a new report found some college students learned less than high school graduates a decade after their enrollment. College is a "complete waste of time" for most students, ... "If you want to be a professional, a doctor, a lawyer, an accountant or something that really requires a degree then yes, you should go to college ... "But all of these other...
  • Jobless Migrants and Foreign Students Cost UK Taxpayers £36 Billion Since 2020: Report

    02/20/2024 7:15:43 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/20/2024 | KURT ZINDULKA
    A report has found that the British taxpayer has subsidised foreign students and “economically inactive” migrants without jobs to the tune of £36 billion over the past three years. An analysis of the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) by the Centre for Migration Control think tank has found that jobless migrants who entered the country legally have received £23.74 billion in support from the taxpayer since 2020. According to the latest ONS figures, between October and December, an estimated 724,000 migrants were living in the UK between the ages of 16 and 64 deemed to be...
  • Two teen students die just days apart on NYU's New York City campus

    02/18/2024 9:43:13 AM PST · by CFW · 20 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | 2/18/24 | Sara Higdon
    Last week, two New York University students died just days apart from each other. Police officials told the New York Post, that Jacqueline Beauzile, 19, was pronounced dead by EMS after she was found unresponsive at Lipton Hall on Thursday. The body of Doreah Salti, 18, was discovered around 7:30 PM outside the Barney building on Stuyvesant Street. She was later pronounced dead at the Bellevue Hospital with trauma on her body that indicated that she had either jumped or fallen from the building. With many speculating that Salti's death was a suicide, her family said they believed her death...
  • Oregon university drops failing grades for students, citing 'GPA fixation'

    01/31/2024 1:31:15 PM PST · by george76 · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 31, 2024 | Nikolas Lanum
    The university's VP of Academic Affairs said the changes will no longer 'mask' students' 'demonstrated abilities'.. An Oregon university announced they will abandon failing letter grades, citing a "GPA fixation" that negatively impacts students. Western Oregon University issued a news release earlier this month that revealed the school would be replacing "D-" and "F" grades with "no credit" to discourage undergrads from dropping out. ... The difference is that the grade of NC will not negatively impact student GPAs, ... the decision came after data from the university showed that 65% of freshman students who dropped out had earned at...
  • NBC: ‘Migrant Crisis’ and Inflation Are Causing Spike in Homelessness Among L.A. Students

    01/11/2024 6:35:58 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/11/2024 | Ian hatchett
    On Thursday’s broadcast of “NBC Nightly News,” NBC News Correspondent Stephanie Gosk reported on homelessness among students in Los Angeles and stated that increases in the cost of living “and a migrant crisis” are two key factors in a spike in homelessness among students. The segment began with a portion of an interview with Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Alberto Carvalho saying, “We have in excess of 13,000 students who are experiencing homelessness, that number increased by close to 19%.”
  • Outraged parents, pols worry decision to boot NYC students from school for nearly 2,000 migrants will set troubling precedent

    01/10/2024 1:53:04 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/10/2024 | Georgett Roberts , Steven Vago , Craig McCarthy and
    Parents and pols are outraged that students were booted from a Brooklyn school to make room for nearly 2,000 migrants during Tuesday’s storm — and warned it could become part of the city’s playbook as officials stumble to keep pace with the runaway migrant crisis. “We never know what’s going to happen with the weather,” state Assemblyman Michael Novakhov (R-Brooklyn) said outside James Madison High School. “They can be moved here again depending on the weather conditions,” Novakhov said. “If the weather is bad again are migrants supposed to be moved to this school again? Because schools are not the...
  • New Yorkers Last: Mayor Eric Adams Forces Students into Virtual Classes So Migrants Can Stay in School Gym

    01/09/2024 6:05:15 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/09/2024 | John Binder
    Ahead of a thunderstorm Tuesday evening, New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) is moving nearly 2,000 border crossers and illegal aliens from Floyd Bennett Field into a Brooklyn high school’s gymnasium — forcing students into virtual classes. On Tuesday, Adams announced that the border crossers and illegal aliens would be moved from Floyd Bennett Field, where they have been staying, to the gym at James Madison High School in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn.
  • Parents flocked to charter schools, public schools hemorrhage students over past 4 years: report

    01/07/2024 1:51:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/06/24 | Joshua Q. Nelson
    A new report shows that charter schools have made significant gains over the past four years. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) last month revealed new data analysis over the past four years titled "Believing in Public Education: A Demographic and State-level Analysis of Public Charter School and District Public School Enrollment Trends." The report showed an uptick in charter school enrollment from 2019 to 2023. More recently, charter school enrollment grew 2% while district enrollment plateaued. More precisely, charter school enrollment increased by 72,241 students while public school enrollment increased by only 7,458 students nationwide. To explain...
  • STUCK IN THE MIDDLE

    12/12/2023 1:52:11 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 19 replies
    POwerline ^ | 11 Dec 2023 | Scott Johnson
    Can we get a rewrite on “Stuck In the Middle With You”? Something with lyrics like “Fools to left of me, morons to the right, here I am…”? It would be the theme song of the results obtained by Berkeley professor of political science Ron Hassner in his recent survey of students:When college students who sympathize with Palestinians chant “From the river to the sea,” do they know what they’re talking about? I hired a survey firm to poll 250 students from a variety of backgrounds across the U.S. Most said they supported the chant, some enthusiastically so (32.8%) and...
  • OSU Health Course Requires Students to Address ‘White,’ ‘Heterosexual’ Privileges

    12/07/2023 2:09:18 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/07/2023 | ALANA MASTRANGELO
    A class at Ohio State University (OSU) is reportedly making its students address their so-called “whiteness,” as well as explain what the term “white” means, and how they “navigate race” in their daily lives. The course requires students to take part in discussions and assignments about gender and race, including one task that involves addressing their so-called “privileges” if they are white, heterosexual, or able-bodied, according to documents obtained by Fox News. The class, titled, “Individual Differences in Patient/Client Populations,” is offered through OSU’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. One required assignment, called “Unpack the Invisible Knapsack,” demands that...
  • Biden condemns shooting of Palestinian students: ‘No place for violence or hate in America’

    11/27/2023 1:45:22 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/27/2023 | ELIZABETH CRISP
    President Biden on Monday condemned the shooting in Burlington, Vt., that seriously injured three Palestinian college students visiting the city for Thanksgiving. “They were simply spending Thanksgiving gathered with family and loved ones,” Biden said in a statement regarding the Saturday shooting. “While we are waiting for more facts, we know this: there is absolutely no place for violence or hate in America. Period. No person should worry about being shot at while going about their daily lives. And far too many Americans know a family member injured or killed as a result of gun violence. We cannot and we...
  • Shocking moment mob of NYC schoolkids repeatedly punch school cop - a week before Jewish teacher was forced to HIDE from 'radicalized' students demanding she be fired for attending pro-Israel rally

    11/27/2023 2:42:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/27/23 | Claudia Aoraha
    This is the shocking moment a mob of New York City schoolchildren repeatedly punched a school cop - just a week before a Jewish teacher was forced to hide from a group demanding she be fired. Students from Hillcrest High School in Queens were arrested and charged following the horrific attacks, the New York Police Department confirmed. They did not reveal how many kids were apprehended, nor what disciplinary action they are facing. In the latest harrowing clip, at least three students start whacking the uniformed officer over the head, causing him to duck and try to defend himself. They...
  • Pro-Israel teacher hides in Queens high school as ‘radicalized’ students riot: ‘They want her fired’

    11/25/2023 12:41:39 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    Nypost ^ | 11/25/2023 | Susan Edelman and Georgia Worrell
    Hundreds of “radicalized” kids rampaged through the halls of a Queens high school this week for nearly two hours after they discovered a teacher had attended a pro-Israel rally — forcing the terrified educator to hide in a locked office as the teen mob tried to push its way into her classroom, The Post has learned. The mayhem at Hillcrest High School in Jamaica unfolded shortly after 11 a.m. Monday in what students called a pre-planned protest over the teacher’s Facebook profile photo showing her at a pro-Israel rally on Queens Oct. 9 holding a poster saying, “I stand with...
  • Lawmakers send letter to New York Gov. Hochul calling for ban of pro-Hamas student group

    11/24/2023 2:40:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/20/23 | Bradford Betz
    A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Monday sent a letter to New York Gov. Kathy Hochul asking that the Democrat ban "Students for Justice in Palestine," a pro-Palestinian group whom they allege has "spewed hate and endorsed violence, from NY college campuses." The letter, signed by more than three dozen lawmakers, points to rising instances of antisemitism at "countless public and private universities throughout New York City and State" in the wake of the Oct. 7 attack by the Hamas terrorist group in Israel. "These are extraordinarily difficult days for Jewish New Yorkers affected by a steep rise in hate...
  • Nearly as many college students back Hamas as Israel: poll

    11/14/2023 11:37:10 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/14/2023 | Carl Campanile
    Nearly as many college students support Hamas as they do Israel amid the raging Middle East war, a new survey claims. The online poll of 609 college students by Intelligent.com found that 22% of respondents sympathize with Hamas while 26% side with the Israeli government. That means about 1 in 5 of college students back a militia group designated a terrorist organization by the United States and the European Union for its warfare against the Jewish state. Meanwhile, 82% said they sympathize with Palestinian civilians, while 72% feel for Israeli civilians, the poll found.
  • 1824 University of Virginia Student Gun Ban Explained, Not What Anti-Gunners Think

    11/09/2023 4:09:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 33 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | November 7, 2023 | Dean Weingarten
    Much has been made of an 1824 University of Virginia ban on the keeping of weapons on campus by students. The resolution was passed on October 4, 1824, about five months before classes were started at the University. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, both former presidents and elder statesmen, were members of the board and attended when the resolutions were passed. Both were to die on July 4th, 1826, one year and nine months later.The portions of the resolutions concerning weapons are contained in this excerpt, with the weapons passages in bold:No Student shall admit any disturbing noises in his...
  • Welcome to Columbia Untisemity

    11/07/2023 6:03:53 AM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 11 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/6/2023 | ארץ נהדרת
    Pro Hamas college students sketch as aired on the Israeli satire TV show "What a Wonderful Country" on channel Keshet 12. #ColumbiaUntisemtiy
  • ILLINOIS STUDENT PROFICIENCY UP IN 2023, BUT TWO-THIRDS STILL READ BELOW GRADE LEVEL

    11/05/2023 5:24:04 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | OCTOBER 30, 2023 | Hannah Schmid
    Illinois state education administrators celebrated academic progress in 2023, but student achievement is still behind where it was before COVID-19 hit. Chronic absenteeism remained high. Enrollment dropped again. Illinois state education administrators are celebrating “strong progress” for Illinois students as proficiency in both reading and math increased between 2022 and 2023... But what remained consistent was fewer students were performing at or above grade level in 2023 than prior to the pandemic. The data shows only 35% of students could read at grade level in 2023. Only 27% met proficiency in math. Illinois Superintendent of Education Tony Sanders said the...
  • Virginia students walk out over continuing policy of allowing biological males in girl's bathrooms

    11/02/2023 10:49:20 AM PDT · by CFW · 39 replies
    Just the News ^ | 11/2/23 | Joseph Weber
    High school students in a northern Virginia County on Wednesday protested a school policy that allows biological males in girl’s locker rooms and restrooms. The protest occurred in Loudoun County, which in recent years has become a focal point over school policies regarding transgender students and the transparency of those policies. The protest was over at 2021 policy that affirms the district’s commitment to “providing an equitable, safe and inclusive learning environment for all students regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity or gender expression,” according to the Daily Caller news outlet.