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  • Trump’s silence on student loan crisis is deafening

    06/26/2017 8:16:08 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 1, 2017 | Alan Collinge
    The nation owes about $1.5 trillion in student loans today. Nearly $1 trillion of this was added during the last president’s term. Student loan debt has skyrocketed past credit card debt, and all other revolving consumer debt combined. By the end of next year, the country will pass the $2 trillion mark. This debt is strapped to 44 million people in the country, who carry an average debt of $34,000. Interest alone on this amount is about $90 billion per year. In President Trump’s joint session address last night, however, he said absolutely nothing about the student loan problem.
  • No In-State Tuition for Arizona DREAMers, Court Rules

    06/25/2017 6:48:11 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jun 2017 | LANA SHADWICK
    An appellate court in Arizona ruled that DREAMers cannot receive in-state tuition. Each state can determine whether it can give these tax-supported benefits, the court held. Under the ruling, illegal immigrants that have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status may not pay the in-state tuition rate. “The decision is key because in-state tuition is yet another benefit that acts as a magnet for illegal aliens choosing to make the reckless and irresponsible decision to bring their children illegally across our sovereign borders,” Immigration Reform Law Institute’s (IRLI) executive director and general counsel, Dale Wilcox told Breitbart Texas. Arizona...
  • Secret Teacher: my school is an echo-chamber for leftwing views

    06/24/2017 2:58:14 PM PDT · by NRx · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 06-24-2017 | Anonymous
    I teach in a mixed comprehensive in a constituency where on 8 June over two-thirds voted Labour, where an overwhelming majority voted Labour in the most recent mayoral vote, and where Labour has been the largest party on the local council for decades. A large majority of staff at our school vote Labour. As a Labour supporter, this thrills me; as a teacher, it makes me question whether my school is doing enough to help our students appreciate other viewpoints. As teachers, we are bound by the 1996 Education Act to present different political beliefs impartially and to not promote...
  • Pro-lifers stop Planned Parenthood from opening inside high school – for now

    06/24/2017 3:23:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 23, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    READING, Pennsylvania, June 23, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Massive outcry from pro-life students and activists caused a Pennsylvania school board to pull a proposal for the establishment of a Planned Parenthood-run "sexual health counseling center" inside a high school. However, the fight isn't over. The board will likely debate the proposal at another time and vote on it in August. The pro-abortion group AccessMatters suggested the creation of a "sexual health counseling center" inside Reading High School and run by Planned Parenthood. This center would focus "primarily [on] counseling services and condoms," according to the Reading Eagle, and "Planned Parenthood Keystone...
  • "Catholic" School Introduces Gender Neutral Uniforms [Catholic Church]

    06/24/2017 5:09:32 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 33 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | June 24, 2017 | Tancred
    "Catholic" School Introduces Gender Neutral Uniforms Edit: this is from the blog "Listening in the Desert", where the allegedly Catholic Diocesan school in the United Kingdom has introduced a gender-neutral uniform. St Anthony’s Catholic primary school in Southwark Diocese UK announced yesterday that it will be introducing a “Gender Neutral” school uniform from September 2017.In its weekly newsletter via the school’s website, Head teacher Mrs. Jane Day says:  “I am pleased to announce that the Governors have approved the introduction of a gender neutral uniform which will be introduced in September. Rather than having a separate uniform for girls and boys,...
  • NJ college fires professor over comments made on Tucker Carlson Tonight

    06/24/2017 6:10:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2017 | Josh Delk
    Essex County College has fired adjunct professor Lisa Durden after she made racially insensitive comments in an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News, according to a new report by the Associated Press. The college’s president, Anthony Munroe, announced the decision Friday, two weeks after Durden went on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to discuss an “all-black Memorial Day celebration” hosted by a Black Lives Matter group. When asked by Carlson about the event, Durden interrupted the host, saying “boo hoo hoo. You white people are angry because you couldn’t use your white privilege card to get invited” to the Black Lives...
  • University of Delaware professor slammed for saying North Korea prisoner Otto Warmbier...

    06/24/2017 7:02:29 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 88 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 June 2017 | ABIGAIL MILLER
    University of Delaware professor slammed for saying North Korea prisoner Otto Warmbier was a 'privileged, rich, clueless white male' who ‘got exactly what he deserved’ People across the country are calling for a part-time professor to be fired after she wrote on Facebook that she thinks Otto Warmbier 'got exactly what he deserved.' Katherine Dettwyler, who teaches anthropology at the University of Delaware, wrote on her personal Facebook Tuesday, one day after Warmbier's death, that he had the 'typical mindset of a lot of young, rich, clueless males who come into my classes.' The post, which was deleted just after...
  • Professor Calls White People "Inhuman"

    06/22/2017 4:03:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    A Connecticut college is facing national outrage after a professor posted a series of Facebook messages attacking white people – along with a link to an essay that suggested first responders to last week’s congressional shootings should’ve let the lawmakers “f***ing” die. Trinity College Professor Johnny Eric Williams also reportedly shared an essay posted on Medium that included a photograph of Majority Leader Steve Scalise, titled, “Let Them F***ing Die.” The anonymous essayist opined that the Capitol police officers should’ve let Rep. Scalise and otherRepublican lawmakers die in last week’s ball park attack. “Saving the life of those that would...
  • High School Summer Reading List Canceled Over Conservative Authors

    06/23/2017 3:49:19 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 18 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6.22.2017 | Trey Sanchez
    A teacher at a public high school in Alabama sent his students home with a summer reading list chock full of conservative authors from which to choose, including Ann Coulter, Ronald Reagan, Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell, and libertarian John Stossel. But parents became concerned that it leaned too far right and so now, the kids don’t have to read anything over the summer.
  • White middle schoolers forced to stand in front of classmates, apologize for ‘privilege’

    06/23/2017 9:54:18 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 66 replies
    EAGnews.org ^ | June 21, 2017 | Victor Skinner
    EDEN, N.C. – “White privilege” training in the Rockingham County school system is causing a lot of headaches. Superintendent Rodney Shotwell told Rockingham Now the state threatened to withhold federal funding when a disproportionate number of minority students were suspended in a special exceptional children’s program in 2012 and 2013, so district leaders implemented mandatory “equity training” for school staff. Now, some teachers are complaining that the training materials focused on white privilege and transgender issues violate their principles, while parents are speaking out about other teachers who are taking what they learned and imposing it on students. At a...
  • Shakespeare Reduced to Rant, Teaching Moment Lost

    06/23/2017 7:00:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2017 | Suzanne Fields
    Julius Caesar is dead (again). Long live "Julius Caesar." Whether the famous dead Roman is a lookalike for President Donald Trump, with a blond comb-over and a long red tie; a cool black dude in a tailored suit suggesting former President Barack Obama; or a 1930s Orson Welles with a Sam Browne belt resembling Benito Mussolini, the character has captured the imagination of the public and the players since Shakespeare wrote the play more than four centuries ago. The spectacle changes with fresh costumes and new sets to emphasize contemporary issues for specific audiences, but the words continue to plumb...
  • Six Baltimore Schools Can’t Produce a Single Student Proficient in English or Math

    06/22/2017 2:39:08 PM PDT · by detective · 168 replies
    Freedom Project ^ | June 19, 2017 | Alex Newman
    Despite spending more per pupil than all but two large school districts in America, at least half a dozen government schools in Baltimore were unable to produce one single student who was proficient in either English or math last year. The shocking results, uncovered by Project Baltimore, show a monumental tragedy unfolding in the city that represents a microcosm of the damage being inflicted on children across America. The proficiency tests put students in five categories, with four and five considered proficient, and one through three considered not proficient.
  • North Carolina parents protest forced ‘equity training’ on ‘structural racism’, ‘white privilege’

    06/22/2017 11:47:51 AM PDT · by johnk · 5 replies
    archive.is ^ | June 21, 2017 | By World Tribune
    Parents are outraged that a North Carolina school district which faces a nearly $6 million budget shortfall is paying for so-called “equity training” for school staff which includes topics such as “structural racism” and “white privilege.” Rockingham County Schools is paying OpenSource Strategic Consulting a flat fee of $45,000 and will reimburse up to $1,500 for travel expenses over the course of the training, according to a June 20 report by A.P. Dillon of American Lens. Rockingham County commissioners recently cut the county’s education allotment by $269,000. The district faces around a $5.7 million shortfall, the report said. The Rockingham...
  • Married teacher arrested for having sex with teen student

    06/22/2017 11:43:22 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 152 replies
    nypost.com ^ | June 21, 2017
    Married teacher arrested for having sex with teen student A married teacher was busted for allegedly raping a 16-year-old student as they carried on a romantic relationship, according to reports. Lindsey Jarvis, 27, allegedly had sex with the underage boy when she worked as a social studies teacher at Woodford County Middle School in Kentucky, according to WKYT. The victim told police that he slept with Jarvis, while his cellphone had evidence that he and the teacher were in a romantic relationship.
  • Catholic teachers’ union supports pro-abortion conference, pride parades

    06/21/2017 7:43:50 PM PDT · by Architect of Paradise · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Lianne Laurence
    TORONTO, June 21, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association is tweeting support for the international pro-abortion Women Deliver conference to be held in Vancouver in 2019. OECTA tweeted on June 14: Just announced! @WomenDeliver, the largest global conf. on the rights of women, will be hosted in Canada this year: But Women Deliver, funded in part by the United Nations, advocates for global “sexual and reproductive health and rights” for women. Lest there be any doubt what that means, the Women Deliver website notes: Realizing these rights requires meeting the need for modern contraception, and sexual and...
  • Time for “How Now Brown Cow” Studies

    06/20/2017 8:37:48 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 31 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 20, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Generations of us who learned that rhyme never dreamed that brown bovines had a direct connection to chocolate milk. "Seven percent of all American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows, according to a nationally representative online survey commissioned by the Innovation Center of U.S. Dairy," Caitlin Dewey reported in The Washington Post. "If you do the math, that works out to 16.4 million misinformed, milk-drinking people." "The equivalent of the population of Pennsylvania (and then some!) does not know that chocolate milk is milk, cocoa and sugar." Could the confusion stem from their education? Dewey offers this...
  • Lawsuit alleges hostile environment for Jews on San Francisco State campus

    06/19/2017 7:50:12 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 9 replies
    http://www.latimes.com ^ | June 19 2017 | Rosanna Xia
    Students and Jewish community members filed a lawsuit Monday against San Francisco State University and Cal State’s board of trustees, alleging that the San Francisco campus of the country’s largest public university system has long cultivated a hostile environment in which Jewish students are “often afraid to wear Stars of David or yarmulkes on campus, and regularly text their friends to describe potential safety issues.”
  • Ohio School District to Fire Employee After Anti-Gay Facebook Post

    06/19/2017 5:39:55 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 56 replies
    http://www.nbcnews.com ^ | 06/19/2017 | by John Paul Brammer
    Columbus City Schools is "working toward the termination" of Chris Dodds, a garage assistant supervisor who posted an anti-LGBTQ message on social media ahead of the Columbus Pride Parade on Saturday. “I hope this event turns out like the Boston Marathon a few year’s back. All f-g's should be killed or at least relocated," Dodds wrote in a message posted to the Columbus Pride Parade's Facebook page. In an email sent to NBC Out, a spokesperson for Columbus City Schools, Jacqueline Bryant, confirmed the district is "working toward the termination of Mr. Dodds for these highly inappropriate comments."
  • University warns over 'inappropriate' lavatory habits - blaming foreign students for defecating ...

    06/19/2017 6:31:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 121 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | June 12, 2017 | Luke Barnes
    Complete Headline: University warns over 'inappropriate' lavatory habits - blaming foreign students for defecating in the showers and dustbins The memo was emailed to 400 students and 250 staff at Strathclyde University [in Scotland] It reminded them that 'all bodily fluids' needed to be 'disposed down the toilet' The memo singled out the 'different practices' of foreign students But a university spokeswoman later hurridly apologised for the email Students at one of Scotland's top universities have been told off for pooing in showers and bins. Bosses at Strathclyde University were forced to send a memo to the 400 students and...
  • The Evergreen State College: No safety, no learning, no future

    06/16/2017 5:02:31 PM PDT · by FredZarguna · 21 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 6/5/2017 | Seattle Times editorial board
    ... Evergreen faces a deeper, and more long-term threat. It is the only state four-year higher education institution to see enrollment drop steeply since 2011 despite wide-open admission standards. At about 4,080 students, it is about 300 students short of the Legislature’s funded enrollment target.