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  • Six things your kids need to know in order to be well-educated. (RE: Black children)

    04/29/2017 4:14:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    ThyBlackMan ^ | April 29, 2017 | Dr. Boyce Watkins
    I’ve long observed the state of black children with deep concern. It seems that with all the billions of dollars being spent to educate children in urban areas, this money is going to waste. This waste appears to be a mixture of good old government inefficiency, apathetic parents, and teachers who don’t care much about our children. But spreading the blame doesn’t actually solve the problem. While we are sitting around trying to figure out who destroyed our children, the little ones are left to languish in the stench of inherited ignorance. We live in an age of information, where...
  • Public School Principal Berates Christian Student; Calls the Bible a “Work of Fiction” and says

    04/29/2017 9:26:32 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 115 replies
    constitution.com ^ | April 28, 2017 | Onan Coca
    Zach Ruff is an assistant principal in Downington, Pennsylvania and he really doesn’t like people who are pro-life, or Christian. Like, not at all. On Wednesday, one of Ruff’s students, 16-year old Conner Haines, decided to express his opinion that abortion was wrong on the PUBLIC sidewalk that runs in front of his High School. Conner was joined by his 19-year old sister and the two held pro-life signs while telling passers-by that abortion was a murder but that they could find forgiveness in Jesus. Soon after they began their completely legal demonstration, Ruff appeared and the situation immediately grew...
  • Student Union Wants to Ban Clapping and Cheering Because it Excludes Deaf People

    04/29/2017 6:41:06 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 59 replies
    HeatStreet ^ | April 28, 2017 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Britain's largest national student union has told attendees of its annual conference they would face "consequences" for cheering and clapping because these forms of expression exclude deaf people. The National Union of Students (NUS), which includes most university student unions, held a two-day conference on Tuesday. During the conference, audience members were repeatedly warned that they must stop whooping and expressing support for a speaker because it has "serious impact" on the accessibility of the conference, The Daily Telegraph reported. Instead of clapping, the students were advised to use "jazz hands" - a gesture when people wave their hands in...
  • Trump Administration Eyes Loosening School Lunch Regulations

    04/28/2017 5:53:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 28, 2017 | Nikita Biryukov
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is preparing to ease school lunch regulations created under former President Barack Obama. On Friday, the department announced its secretary, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, will introduce an interim rule to provide "regulatory flexibility" for the National School Lunch Program at a Virginia elementary school on Monday, alongside Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. It's unclear how the regulations will be changed, or what effect it could have on school lunchrooms. The National School Lunch Program provides nutritionally balanced reduced-cost or free lunches to children. Former First Lady...
  • Durbin Joins Call for Education Secretary DeVos to Reinstate Student Loan Protections

    04/28/2017 3:53:52 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin ^ | 4.27.17 | U.S. Senator Dick Durbin
    Durbin’s Student Loan Borrower Bill of Rights was basis for many of the now-repealed student protections WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) joined more than 130 Members of Congress calling for Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to reverse a decision to rescind Obama-era memos on student loan servicing reforms. The reforms had included new consumer protections for borrowers and improvements to the quality of federal loan servicing.
  • Plainfield High School student charged following firearm photo

    04/28/2017 5:32:28 AM PDT · by Puppage · 44 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 4/28/2017 | Puppage
    PLAINFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — A Plainfield High School student is faced with charges related to having a photo of himself with a firearm. Police are charging a 15-year-old student of Plainfield High School with Breach of Peace, after it was revealed he had a picture of himself with a firearm. The school administration found out about the picture, after the student had a tiff with another student. Police say that second student also had a picture of himself posing with a gun. The student facing charges, allegedly took his photo with the gun and posted it on social media, in...
  • Flashback: Arkansas Mom Condemns Common Core With Speech To School Board

    04/28/2017 2:32:53 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 5 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 4.28.17 | WJ Staff
    In this clip dating back to a 2013 meeting of the Arkansas State Board of Education, concerned mother Karen Lamoreaux used a specific math problem to make an impassioned argument against Common Core. [Video at link]
  • Students protest 'centrality of whiteness' at Macalester

    04/28/2017 11:01:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 28, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    A Macalester College student organization referring to itself as “Stop White Noise” recently held a moment of silence to protest “the centrality of whiteness and Eurocentrism on campus.” “The intent of this action is to raise awareness of the space whiteness takes up in our classrooms and curriculum,” a website created for the organization explains, even revealing that protesters would be “entering various classrooms” with “the permission of professors.”
  • Cornell male singing group booted from campus for hazing

    04/28/2017 8:41:37 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies
    news ^ | April 28, 2017
    ITHACA, N.Y. — Cornell University officials say the college's oldest all-male a capella group has been permanently dismissed from campus for hazing that included requiring new members to put Icy Hot muscle cream on their genitals........
  • Local 33 members begin hunger strike

    04/28/2017 9:06:43 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 26 replies
    Yale News ^ | 4-26-2017 | Kevin Swain |
    Eight members of the graduate student union Local 33 began an indefinite, collective fast in front of University President Peter Salovey’s home on Tuesday in an effort to persuade Yale to begin collective bargaining. Local 33 Chair Aaron Greenberg GRD ’18, Co-chair Robin Canavan GRD ’19, Camille Cole GRD ’20, Charles Decker GRD ’18, Lukas Moe GRD ’19, Julia Powers GRD ’19, Emily Sessions GRD ’19 and Jifeng Shen GRD ’18 sat onstage at a rally on Hillhouse Avenue to commence the union’s “Fast Against Slow.” “What Yale could not stop, they are cynically trying to slow,” Greenberg read from...
  • No. Arizona University student was recently asked to stop reading his Bible prior to the start...

    04/28/2017 9:30:13 AM PDT · by Syncro · 43 replies
    CampusReform.org ^ | Apr 27, 2017 at 4:18 PM EDT | Anthony Gockowski
    A Northern Arizona University student was recently asked to stop reading his Bible prior to the start of one of his classes. A Northern Arizona University student was recently asked to stop reading his Bible prior to the start of one of his classes, according to audio obtained by Campus Reform.In a recording of the February incident, provided to Campus Reform by Kevin Cavanaugh for Congress, Mark Holden explains the situation to History Department Chair Derek Heng, who had been called in by the instructor, Dr. Heather Martel, after Holden had refused her request that he put his Bible...
  • CONSEQUENCES: Mizzou Loses More Students, Will Shut Down 3 More Dorms

    04/28/2017 10:40:56 AM PDT · by scooby321 · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/28/2017 | Jim Hoft
    The University of Missouri has no one to blame for their current crisis but their own leadership. After the campus protests of 2016, they could have corrected course. Instead they did nothing to address the problem and now they’re paying the price. Mizzou enrollment plunge continues: Three more dorms shutting down next year
  • A Road Map for Dealing With Campus Radicals

    04/28/2017 5:22:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2017 | Mona Charen
    Jonathan Haidt is a member of one of America's smallest fraternities -- those who attempt to see beyond their own prejudices. In the left-leaning Chronicle of Higher Education, he notes that "intimidation is the new normal" on college campuses. The examples are well-known: The shout-down/shutdown of Heather Mac Donald at Claremont McKenna College; the riots sparked by Milo Yiannopoulos at Berkeley; the experience of Charles Murray at Middlebury College, where he and professor Allison Stanger were physically assaulted by a mob. Stanger was sent to the hospital with injuries. She said she feared for her life. Haidt writes: "We are...
  • Sex Education in California Sparks Culture Clash

    04/28/2017 9:42:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | April 28, 2017 | by Joan Frawley Desmond
    A new sex-education curriculum has provoked opposition in three California school districts this year, and parent-led protests have already forced one local school board to delay its implementation. “The new curriculum on ‘Human Growth and Development’ needs to be suspended for a major revision to reflect true human development and growth,” read a petition posted on Change.org and signed by thousands of parents in Cupertino Union School District who oppose “Teen Talk Middle School,” a curriculum published by Health Connected. “The chosen textbook is age inappropriate and has detailed, graphic descriptions of oral, anal and vaginal sex.” The California Healthy...
  • First Steps in Dismantling the Agitprop Industry?

    04/28/2017 4:49:36 AM PDT · by x1stcav · 26 replies
    Instapundit ^ | 28 April 17 | X1STCAV
    Some of the first steps are taking place to dismantle the agitprop industry in this country known as 'higher education' and the traditional campus-oriented model of rounding 'em up and indoctrinating them.
  • Assistant High School Prinicipal Tells Teenage Abolitionists to Go to Hell Where Aborted Babies Are

    04/27/2017 6:11:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 51 replies
    /theliberator.news ^ | April 27, 2017 | STAFF
    DOWNINGTOWN, Pa — An assistant principal at Downingtown STEM Academy has been placed on administrative leave after a video captured him screaming and cursing at two teenage abolitionists outside the school Friday afternoon. Sixteen-year-old Conner Haines and his 19-year-old sister Lauren went to the school to talk to students about the abortion holocaust and share the Gospel with them. Abolitionists frequently take signs and literature to the public sidewalks outside high schools as part of Project Frontlines, a nationwide effort to expose high school students to the evil of abortion, challenge their worldviews, and show the way of salvation from...
  • Big Lake Trap Shooting Team Photo Will Be Included in Yearbook After All

    04/27/2017 6:45:08 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 4/27/17 | Frank Rajkowski
    The Big Lake High School trap shooting team will have its team photo included in the school's yearbook after all. School officials Thursday announced a change to a student handbook policy that excluded firearms or weapons from being displayed. The trap shooting team photo showed all 60 team members posed with shotguns by their side, and its rejection upset team members, their parents and others. The new policy still allows for images that "violate school policy, display firearms, weapons, drugs, alcohol, inappropriate gestures and poses, and revealing clothing" to be edited or excluded. But it makes an exception for the...
  • Battle Of Berkeley – New Right Rises

    04/28/2017 12:20:14 AM PDT · by nodwam · 38 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 04/27/2017 | Richard Saunders
    Hidden Americans went to the Battle of Berkeley on 4/27/2017 and saw first hand the new Americana right counter culture. Historically Berkeley is known as the home of the American free speech movement, but after Ann Coulter’s speech was canceled by the University free speech advocates organized online and took to the campus to protest the censorship. Everyone at Berkeley is a hippie, wanna-be hippie, or cross dresser so when a bunch of young pro-America patriots show up dressed in American flags and green frogs, you know the real counter culture revolution going on is being pro-American. This isn’t a...
  • How Conservative States Should Handle Academia

    04/27/2017 6:44:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | April 27, 2017 | Bruce Walker
    Conservatives need to use the political power already in their hands to begin a grassroots transformation of academia. The totalitarian exclusion of Ann Coulter from a state university in California is one reminder of the need for reform. The grotesque of politically correct "science" recently paraded around Earth Day is another. In fact, the Orwellian control of academia by the left virtually guarantees that tens of millions of young Americans will not only lack knowledge – that can be remedied by study and reflection – but have instead noxious stews of pseudo-knowledge percolating out of their ears and guiding (or...
  • NORTH CAROLINA MOM ACCUSED OF THROWING LIGHTER FLUID ON TEACHER

    04/27/2017 5:13:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 4/27/17
    DURHAM, North Carolina -- A Durham woman was arrested after throwing lighter fluid on her son's Eno Valley Elementary School kindergarten teacher and threatening to burn the building down, according to an arrest warrant. Durham police said that teacher Megan Jones had arranged a parent-teacher conference with Shequella Sheala Leonard, who became irate at accusations of her son's behavior. About five minutes into the meeting, the school principal told Leonard that she needed to leave the building, and the group, which included Leonard's son, exited into a hallway, police said. Once in the hallway, Jones told police that Leonard pulled...