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  • Mississippi school drops Jefferson Davis to rename itself after Barack Obama

    10/18/2017 4:29:54 PM PDT · by NRx · 61 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10-18-2017 | Barney Henderson
    A school in Mississippi is dropping its connection to the American Confederacy's only president, Jefferson Davis, and renaming itself after President Barack Obama. Davis International Baccalaureate Elementary School in Jackson will be renamed Barack Obama Magnet IB following a vote. The move, which when approved will come into force in the next academic year, was proposed by parents and approved by a majority of students, parents, faculty and staff members. Ninety-eight percent of the students who attend the school are African-American.
  • High school assignment had kids simulate Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca

    10/18/2017 10:55:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 16, 2017 | Caleb Parke
    Massachusetts high school students pretended to be Muslims in the "Islamic" city of Jerusalem as part of a class assignment used in Newton Public Schools to teach about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a new report revealed. One father was particularly upset when he discovered his daughter had been assigned what he described as an inflammatory pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel article, according to the report. The man was allegedly told by the school's principal that lessons the next year would be even more upsetting to him. [Snip] "As our concluding project on the Islamic world, you will work in groups to simulate a historical...
  • Proposed New Mexico science standards omit global warming (Libs scream "foul")

    10/17/2017 4:33:45 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 13 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 16, 2017 | AP
    SANTA FE, N.M. — A proposed overhaul of New Mexico’s state science standards for public schools came under intense criticism Monday at a packed public hearing in the state capital for omitting or deleting references to global warming, evolution and the age of the Earth. Comments at the hearing overwhelmingly sided against state revisions to a set of standards developed by a consortium of states and the National Academy of Sciences. Of the 55 initial speakers, none backed the standards. Public school teachers, state university faculty, Democratic Party officials and the science chairman for a school catering to local Native...
  • Georgia cheerleaders to protest anthem in stadium tunnel

    10/16/2017 5:45:53 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 71 replies
    Yahoo and AP ^ | 16 Oct 17 | AP
    A group of Georgia cheerleaders say they'll take a knee in the stadium tunnel when the national anthem is played at Saturday's homecoming game since their university moved them off the field after an earlier demonstration. Kennesaw State University cheerleader Shlondra Young tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the so-called "Kennesaw Five" will kneel until the U.S. flag "represents what it should." The cheerleaders say they've paid attention to the nationwide debate over NFL players kneeling during the anthem, and they prayed before doing so at a Sept. 30 game. Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren tells The Marietta Daily Journal he...
  • The Free Speech Tax at UNC-Gomorrah

    10/16/2017 5:31:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2017 | Mike Adams
    The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) has long been a cesspool of moral rot and corruption. My longtime readers will recall that the first speech I ever gave on a college campus was at UNCG in 2004. The university had just spent $3,000 the night before to fund a speech by a porn star that referred to herself as the “Queen of Anal Sex” (I promise I am not making this up). But they refused to fund my speech on the First Amendment because it was “too offensive.” To cap it off, UNCG told the College Republicans (CRs)...
  • Racial identity policies are ruining Edina's fabled schools

    10/16/2017 5:24:08 AM PDT · by Architect of Avalon · 22 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | October 9 2017 | KATHERINE KERSTEN
    In place of academic excellence for all, the district’s primary mission is now to ensure that students think correctly on social and political issues — most importantly, on race and “white privilege.” District leaders enshrined this new mission in EPS’s “All for All” strategic plan, adopted in 2013. The plan mandates that, going forward, the EPS must view “all teaching and learning experiences” through the “lens of racial equity.” If “equity” meant “treating kids equally,” all thinking Minnesotans would support it. In this context, however, it’s code for racial identity politics — a simplistic blaming of “white privilege” for the...
  • Activists Wave Sex Toys to Protest Second Amendment Speech At UW

    10/15/2017 6:16:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 49 replies
    Ammoland ^ | Dean Weingarten
    On 10 October, 2017, freedom advocate Katie Pavlich, who values the Second Amendment was allowed to speak on the University of Wisconsin, Madison, campus.The speech followed a change in University policy that threatened punishment for people who refuse to allow others to speak.From nbc15.com: The conservative student group Young Americans for Freedom invited pro-gun activist, journalist and author Katie Pavlich to speak at the UW's psychology building Tuesday night. Young Americans for Freedom Chair Abby Streu says the group invited her to bring an often not heard viewpoint to campus. Pavlich will discuss firearms and self defense at the...
  • An island of conservatives in a sea of liberals

    10/13/2017 10:57:03 AM PDT · by Republic Rocker · 12 replies
    Palo Alto Online ^ | Oct 13 2017
    When Palo Alto High School sophomore Jackson Druker wore his red "Make America Great Again" hat to school last year, he said he was bullied, harassed and even physically assaulted. Students took his hat and stepped on it. Others cursed at him. One student punched him in the back of his head, he said. Another told him "I literally want to shoot you right now if you don't take off that hat," he said during a class presentation on the experience. Druker's account with online schoolwork-management system Schoology was hacked and his contact information changed to hillaryclintonlover3@gmail.com, he said.
  • The Zionists are Coming! Panic at San Francisco State University

    10/13/2017 4:52:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    ME Forum/American Thinker ^ | October 7, 2017 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    In the fevered imagination of the academic left, these are dark days at San Francisco State University (SFSU). Speakers at a two-day conference, "Rights and Wrongs: A Constitution and Citizenship Day Conference at San Francisco State University," described a campus where a "corporatist" administration is at war with its faculty; Arab-American professors are afraid to walk alone on campus; ethnic student organizations are consigned to the dank student center basement; "Zionists" lie in wait to pounce on innocent, beleaguered proponents of "Palestine"; and "white supremacy" rules. All at one of the most radical universities in the nation.Leading these lamentations was...
  • College offers ‘support and resources’ for students impacted by contentious debate

    10/12/2017 9:04:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    College Fix ^ | October 12, 2017 | Daniel Payne
    Narrowly averting a crisis of untold proportions, a college’s dean of students and several student government officials extended much-needed aid to college students who, against their will, were forced to witness a contentious exchange of ideas on campus.
  • Is Academia Creating Fake Racism?

    10/12/2017 9:14:13 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 25 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 12, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When you see their efforts to measure racial attitudes on campus, you might wonder. For example, take the latest attempt to do so at the University of Washington. "“For this study, the team, with the help of focus groups of students of color from three universities, devised the Cultural Cognitions and Actions Survey (CCAS) and administered it to a small group of students -- 33 black, 118 white -- at a large public university in the Midwest," Kim Eckart explained in a news release from the University of Washington. "The 56-item questionnaire asks the white respondent to imagine him- or...
  • Clemson instructor offers to do graphic design for Antifa

    10/12/2017 9:19:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | October 12, 2017 | Mitchell Gunter
    •A Clemson University teaching assistant recently offered to help a local Antifa organization “produce zines, posters, etc. to help the cause.” •In response to a Facebook post from "Upstate Antifa" soliciting logistical support, Graduate Teacher of Record Brian Gaines volunteered his skills as a "graphic designer." •Gaines is also a member of "Indivisible Clemson," a group dedicated to actively resisting “the Trump agenda” that counts several Clemson professors among its members.....
  • Texas State University Seeks Math Professors Committed To ‘Social Justice’

    10/11/2017 1:35:01 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 76 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/10/2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    Texas State University has opened two new job openings for math education professors, with the caveat that they have to demonstrate a commitment to social justice. According to a Campus Reform report Tuesday, the university is seeking—for at least one of the two math professorship positions—not only a commitment to social justice, but “evidence of research” on the subject..... “We are especially interested in applicants whose scholarly interests and work include attention to the concerns of race, ethnicity, multilingualism, immigrant, social class, gender, and diversity, broadly defined,” the notice states.
  • Prof suggests 'toxic masculinity' caused Las Vegas massacre

    10/11/2017 6:46:58 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | October 10, 2017 | John Hasson
    A Columbia College Chicago professor recently posted a tweet suggesting that "toxic masculinity" is to blame for the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas. The tweet included a link to an op-ed the professor wrote in 2016 arguing that "toxic masculinity fuels mass shootings" because sexually-frustrated men rebel against domestication. Mass shootings, including the recent Las Vegas massacre, are caused by "toxic masculinity," according to a professor at Columbia College Chicago. Last week, shortly after the horrific shooting in Las Vegas, Philosophy professor Stephen Asma tweeted a link to an op-ed he had written for Aeon in 2016 arguing...
  • USC rejects $5M donation from Harvey Weinstein

    10/10/2017 8:15:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/10/2017 | Meena Jang
    The decision comes after a Change.org petition launched Tuesday pleaded for the university to "refuse Harvey Weinstein's blood money in exchange for its soul." In the wake of two bombshell exposés from The New Yorker and The New York Times leveling allegations of sexual harassment and rape against Harvey Weinstein, USC's School of Cinematic Arts has refused Weinstein's $5 million endowment to grant scholarships to women directors. "The USC School of Cinematic Arts will not proceed with Mr. Weinstein’s pledge to fund a $5M endowment for women filmmakers," the university confirmed Tuesday in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. USC's...
  • Brenda Tracy, Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley say resist changes to federal rules on campus sexual assault

    10/09/2017 4:25:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | October 9, 2017 | Andrew Theen
    Brenda Tracy (left), talks with Sen. Jeff Merkley, Ron Wyden and PSU President... Oregon’s colleges and universities must resist any Trump administration plans to walk back federal rules directing how schools respond to sexual assaults on campus. That was the takeaway from a Monday morning roundtable discussion at Portland State University. Oregon Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and sexual assault survivor Brenda Tracy held an informal discussion with PSU Title IX leaders and sexual assault prevention staffers. The meeting came less than a month after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos rescinded Obama-era guidelines on how schools should handle...
  • Death at Penn State

    10/09/2017 6:32:01 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 41 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 2017 issue | Caitlin Flanagan
    <p>At about 3 p.m. on Friday, February 3, Tim Piazza, a sophomore at Penn State University, arrived at Hershey Medical Center by helicopter. Eighteen hours earlier, he had been in the kind of raging good health that only teenagers enjoy. He was a handsome, redheaded kid with a shy smile, a hometown girlfriend, and a family who loved him very much. Now he had a lacerated spleen, an abdomen full of blood, and multiple traumatic brain injuries. He had fallen down a flight of stairs during a hazing event at his fraternity, Beta Theta Pi, but the members had waited nearly 12 hours before calling 911, relenting only when their pledge “looked fucking dead.” Tim underwent surgery shortly after arriving at Hershey, but it was too late. He died early the next morning.</p>
  • Texas students told ‘It's the law' to stand for Pledge of Allegiance

    10/08/2017 4:18:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    kiro7 ^ | September 26, 2017 | Bob D Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
    MIDLAND, Texas - A presentation telling students that they have to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance because it's the law has caused controversy at a Texas high school, the Houston Chronicle reported. Juniors and seniors at Midland High School were given a presentation on the Pledge of Allegiance earlier this month, with a slide saying it's the law to stand during the pledge and stay silent during the moment of silence, KOSA reported. “It's basically a law,” Seth Ortega told KOSA. “We need to stand to respect our country, and those who died.” A 1943 Supreme Court ruling in...
  • Substitute teacher takes knee for Pledge of Allegiance, shares political views with elementary kids

    10/08/2017 2:41:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    blaze ^ | October 5, 2017 | Dave Urbanski
    What happened? * A substitute teacher took a knee during the Pledge of Allegiance at Russell Street Elementary School in Littleton, Massachusetts, last Thursday morning, WBZ-TV reported. * After her mimicry of recent NFL player protests, the teacher then spoke to students at the public school about her political views, the station said. * The school consists of students from grades 3 through 5, WCVB-TV reported.
  • Death threats follow local vegan’s Facebook post about Vegas shootings

    10/08/2017 7:55:57 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 28 replies
    Times Leader ^ | 10/5/17 | Bill O'Boyle
    The Mother Nature Vegan Cuisine food truck is no more and its owner finds herself in the middle of a firestorm for insensitive comments about the people killed in the Las Vegas massacre. Delinda Jensen, 60, has received death threats after posting this Facebook comment: “Yes I am jaded. Fifty nine meat eaters dead. How many animals will live because of this?” She then made a comment under the post that said: “I don’t give a (expletive) about carnists anymore.” Jensen, a former adjunct history professor at Marywood University, said Thursday she is living in fear since her post set...