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  • New Performer Joins The Circus

    08/20/2017 9:52:29 AM PDT · by lyby · 2 replies
    Larry Lee Education Matters ^ | August 19, 2017 | Larry Lee
    So the passing of another week has a new performer showing up to participate in the year-long circus unfortunately known as the Alabama State Department of Education. The new act is headlined by Bryan Taylor, legal counsel to Governor Kay Ivey. He burst onto the stage with great fanfare late on August 17 clutching a letter decreeing that the music must stop and the clowns return to their makeup room. As things now stand, the state board of education has a called meeting set for Aug. 23. But lawyer Taylor, the same guy who recently took to social media to...
  • Parents concerned over recording of teacher's political rant

    08/18/2017 6:08:44 PM PDT · by Tammy8 · 17 replies
    KRQE ^ | 8/18/17 | Jackie Kent
    BERNALILLO, NM (KRQE) – Parents are concerned a teacher is pushing her political beliefs instead of teaching world history. Bernalillo Public Schools Interim Superintendent Keith Cowan said the school district would take the appropriate action after a teacher’s political rant was recorded by a sophomore Bernalillo High School student on Thursday. It’s unclear what action is being taken against the teacher. “If you have a history teacher teaching you that Trump is good then I feel really scared for you,” the woman said in the recording.
  • Ending Government Schools Does Not Mean Ending Public Education

    08/18/2017 11:50:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2017 | Teresa Mull
    My dream of a nation free from government schools and odious teachers unions, wherein parents responsible enough to bring another human into this world are also responsible enough to ensure that human is educated without the government’s help, is unlikely to soon become reality. However, further limiting the influence of our current, failing, monopolistic education system would move us closer to the educational vision imagined by our Founding Fathers.Teachers unions insist anyone who favors giving parents educational freedom regarding how and where to educate their children is out to destroy public education. But it’s important to note “government schools” are not...
  • Teaching history amid America’s history gap

    08/18/2017 10:39:50 AM PDT · by TBP · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | Deborah Simmons
    Across the country, mayors, governors and other elected leaders are weighing the cries: “Keep ‘em up!” “Tear ‘em down!” Are we even teaching history to children anymore? We teach that blacks served on the Union side of the Civil War. Do we teach that blacks also served on the Confederate side, too? More important, once most or all of the Confederate statues are removed, what’s next? Should the museums along and near the National Mall — the ones that tell the history of Native Americans, Jews, African-Americans and women — come down, too, because there are pockets of Americans who...
  • This Nationwide Program Is Teaching Millions of Students to Become Leftist Snowflakes

    08/15/2017 5:39:06 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 20 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 08/14/2017 | Grant Strobl
    Parents beware: A program called Challenge Day that applauds a culture of victimhood is planting the leftist agenda into young minds under the guise of anti-bullying education. The program uses the power of peer pressure and groupthink to impress upon high school students the idea that everyone is a victim. Challenge Day is no small initiative. According to the program’s website, it has been held at more than 2,200 high schools nationwide and reached millions of students. Challenge Day purports to teach tolerance and acceptance, yet nearly every member of its board of directors and Global Leadership Council is politically...
  • Vanity: Freeper ideas on decorating kids rooms for patriotic/religious/educational

    08/15/2017 10:25:43 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 17 replies
    15 AUG 17 | dcbryan1
    Wife unit and I just completed painting our childrens rooms. Theme should be between K-3 , boy and girl. What posters/themes centered on education and religion would you put in their room? Below is a small list I have brainstormed, and I am interested in things that just ARENT taught as much anymore or not emphasized enough. When I was growing up my room was filled with posters to keep my mind going......most were hand made by mom. I'm sure there are nice ones that homeschoolers and teachers use that maybe I'm not thinking of. Thanks! FReegards!
  • View Crew Baffled Over Texas Campus Carry Law

    08/14/2017 9:00:22 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 39 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 14, 2017 | Brendan Cassell
    Recently, ABC’s 'The View' had a discussion on the Texas law that allows students who are licensed to carry firearms who do so on public college campuses and universities. The law went into effect last year, but community colleges were given an extra year to comply. The segment opens with Whoopi Goldberg asking the question, "Should people be worried about this?" "Duh," said comedian Joy Behar as co-host Sunny Hostin rolled her eyes. Then Jedediah Bila, the show’s "conservative" voice, stepped up to defend the law. She pointed out that the Aurora, Colo. movie theater shooter targeted the theater because...
  • The New York Times wants us to believe communists have better sex

    08/14/2017 3:40:11 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2017 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    In Sunday’s New York Times, Kristen Ghodsee paints a glowing picture of women’s lives in the former Soviet Union. From full voting rights in 1917, liberalized divorce laws, high labor force participation – and yes, reportedly better sex – life was supposedly much better for women. Ghodsee writes, “Although the Communists never fully reformed domestic patriarchy, Communist women enjoyed a degree of self-sufficiency that few Western women could have imagined.” Of course, full voting rights don’t count for very much when there is always only one candidate allowed on the ballot.
  • 3 government 'solutions' that have failed miserably

    08/12/2017 12:19:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    WND ^ | July 17, 2017 | Rita Dunaway
    In their passion to achieve a government-crafted utopia, the liberal/progressive movement often does more harm than good. This is because their tool of choice – the government – can only apply superficial solutions that come with harmful side effects. Efforts to correct “income inequality” and “fight poverty” through government entitlement programs are a prime example. As columnist George Will recently asked and answered, “[W]hat if large causes of poverty are not matters of material distribution but are behavioral – bad choices and the cultures that produce them? If so, policymakers must rethink their confidence in social salvation through economic abundance.”...
  • Vocational Education and America’s High Schools

    08/12/2017 9:11:17 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    City Journal ^ | 09 August 2017 | Paul Beston, Steven Malanga
    Paul Beston joins Steven Malanga to talk about the history of the American high school and making high-quality career training central in today’s high schools. This 10 Blocks episode is the second based on City Journal’s special issue, The Shape of Work to Come. In 1910, less than 20 percent of America’s 15-to-18-year-olds were enrolled in high school. By 1940, that figure had reached nearly 75 percent. The phenomenon became known as the American high school movement, and the impetus for it came from local communities, not from federal, or even state, government. Today, however, high school diplomas poorly prepare...
  • Disney's pro-gay cartoon for preschoolers: 12 facts you need to know

    08/11/2017 6:46:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    Lifesite News ^ | August 9, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    Disney Junior released an episode of a cartoon aimed at preschoolers that depicted two "married" lesbian moms. Doc McStuffins, a show about an aspiring doctor who "fixes" toys with help from friends, featured a family led by two "moms" in its August 5 episode "The Emergency Plan." Although Doc McStuffins has been praised by many cultural critics for its depiction of a young African-American female doctor, it's now under fire for its most recent episode pushing same-sex "marriage." Here are 12 facts about Doc McStuffins. The creator of the show, Chris Nee, is in a same-sex 'marriage.' Michelle Obama...
  • Why Men Are the New College Minority

    08/09/2017 8:10:41 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 72 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 9, 2017 | Jon Marcus
    Jessica Smith raised an arm and pointed across the lobby of the university student center like an ornithologist who had just spied a rare breed in the underbrush. “There’s one,” she said. It was, in fact, an unusual bird that Smith had spotted, especially on this campus: masculum collegium discipulus. A male college student.
  • Getting Clear About Diversity and Affirmative Action

    08/09/2017 10:20:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2017 | Star Parker
    Affirmative action is once again in the news. This time because of a leaked Justice Department memo indicating possible action regarding complaints from Asian-American groups that Harvard University is discriminating against Asian-Americans in its admissions policies. As this story was breaking, Harvard released news that, for the first time in history, the majority of its incoming freshman class will not be white. Per the story, 50.8 percent of Harvard's class of 2021 will not be white. Here's Harvard's spokesperson: "To become leaders in our diverse society, students must have the ability to work with people from different backgrounds, life experiences,...
  • 1912 Eighth Grade Examination for Bullitt County Schools

    08/09/2017 5:07:17 AM PDT · by vannrox · 28 replies
    Bullitt Country Historical Society ^ | 1912 | Editorial staff
    1912 Eighth Grade Examination for Bullitt County Schools This copy of the Eighth Grade Exam for Bullitt County Schools in 1912 was donated to the museum. We thought you might like to see what the test looked like more than a hundred years ago. Obviously it tested some things that were more relevant at that time than now, and it should not be used to compare student knowledge then and now. Note that there are several typesetting mistakes on the test including a mistake in the spelling list. The word "eneeavor" should be "endeavor." This version of the exam...
  • K-12 School Agrees to Gender Inclusion Policy With No Notice or ‘Opt Out’ for Parents

    08/08/2017 10:45:50 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 24 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 08 August 2017 | Kelsey Harkness
    After facing a lawsuit over its treatment of a kindergartener who identifies as transgender, a nationally recognized public charter school in Minnesota has agreed to adopt a far-reaching inclusionary policy. In the settlement, the school promised to establish a gender inclusion policy that doesn’t allow parents to opt out “based on religious or conscience objections,” and also “not [to] call parents’ or guardians’ attention to the policy.” The agreement ends a 16-month legal battle between Nova Classical Academy and David and Hannah Edwards, parents of a child who was born male but presents as a girl. The Edwardses’ filed a...
  • Is College Education Worth It?-The scam of higher education.

    08/08/2017 5:34:19 AM PDT · by SJackson · 68 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | August 8, 2017 | Walter Williams
    August is the month when parents bid farewell to not only their college-bound youngsters but also a sizable chunk of cash for tuition. More than 18 million students attend our more than 4,300 degree-granting institutions. A question parents, their college-bound youngsters and taxpayers should ask: Is college worth it? Let's look at some of the numbers. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, "when considering all first-time undergraduates, studies have found anywhere from 28 percent to 40 percent of students enroll in at least one remedial course. When looking at only community college students, several studies have found remediation...
  • Welcome to Orientation, Freshmen: Here's a Copy of the Constitution

    08/08/2017 8:10:59 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 15 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 4, 2017 | Stacy Teicher Khadaroo
    [ * * * ] As campuses around the country have simmered and erupted in polarized protests and debates in recent years, more are considering how they can help students navigate free expression – sometimes with a push from legislators. This year Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and North Carolina have mandated campus free speech policies, and a handful of other states are considering such laws. Some schools have decided that First Amendment instruction should be included right from the start, during a time typically reserved for talk of meal plans and dorm rules. “We needed to take the opportunity in orientation...
  • Dozens screened after female employee at Clark County school dies of TB

    08/07/2017 4:09:02 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 46 replies
    https://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | August 7, 2017 - 10:31 am | By Paul Harasim
    A female employee at Fremont Middle School in Las Vegas died of tuberculosis in mid-July after potentially exposing more than 100 people to the highly contagious disease, school and public health officials said Monday. Ann Schiller, the school’s principal, sent a phone message to parents on July 11 saying that “an individual at our school” had recently been diagnosed with an active case of tuberculosis. It said that public health officials would contact families “within the next few days” if their kids needed to be tested. Lynn Row, the chief nurse for the Clark County School District, said she could...
  • The Christian Schools That Cave to Culture Will Lose Their Souls

    08/05/2017 8:57:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/04/2017 | Michael Brown
    Time and again in the Gospels, Jesus warned His listeners, "For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it" (Matt. 16:25). This applies directly to our Christian colleges, universities, and seminaries. If we try to "save our lives" by capitulating to worldly standards, we will "lose our lives" in the process.More than 20 years ago, a fellow-Old Testament scholar talked with me about the challenges his seminary was facing. At that time, there was a dispute about women in ministry, and his school was receiving some pressure over the...
  • Northwestern Professor and Oxford University Employee Wanted for Homicide

    08/04/2017 12:41:17 PM PDT · by Del Rapier · 46 replies
    NBC news ^ | 08/04/2017 | ARIANA BROCKINGTON
    A nationwide manhunt is underway for a Northwestern University professor and an Oxford University employee who are wanted as suspects after a man was found fatally stabbed inside a luxury Chicago apartment, police said. On Monday, first-degree murder warrants without bail were issued for Wyndham Lathem, 42, and Andrew Warren, 56, for their alleged involvement in the death of Trenton H. James Cornell-Duranleau, Cook County court records show. The documents say Cornell-Duranleau, 26, died after being stabbed multiple times. A community alert released by the Chicago Police Department says the body was discovered on July 27. Lathem has been an...