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  • ‘Social Justice’ is Overrunning the University of Texas

    08/15/2018 6:23:10 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 34 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | August 15, 2018 | Mark Pulliam
    The latest racket in higher education, evident at my alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin, is the disturbing proliferation of “social justice” as a degree program, a course topic, an academic emphasis, and even as a prerequisite in campus job descriptions. “Social justice” is a seemingly innocuous term with no established definition. Many members of the general public construe it as a harmless synonym for “fairness.” But to progressives—who dominate the academy these days—“social justice” is a colloquial expression with a specific meaning: economic equity (the redistribution of wealth), “sustainability” (a pre-industrial environmental ethos), and the elimination of...
  • Christian group kicked off campus for requiring its leaders to be Christian

    08/10/2018 3:59:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/9/18 | Nicole Russell
    Another student-led group is suing a university because the school kicked the group off campus for requiring student leaders to agree with their faith tenets. The University of Iowa told InterVarsity Christian Fellowship they weren’t allowed to hold their meetings on campus because they require their members to hold to specific faith standards and kicked them out — in response, InterVarsity sued. The University of Iowa did the same thing last year with Business Leaders in Christ, or BLinC. This kind of blatant discrimination — one that infringes on religious freedom via the pretense of protecting other kids’ feelings —...
  • Lodi Teen Kicked Out Of Class Over NRA Shirt (which didn't violate dress code)

    08/08/2018 1:45:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 8/06/18 | Angela Greenwood
    LODI (CBS13) — An angry mother is speaking out after she says a Lodi High School history teacher targeted students wearing T-shirts advertising the National Rifle Association. “She was basically being attacked in class,” said mother Charlene Craig. Two sophomores were wearing the NRA shirts when they say they were singled out in class by their teacher, who started schooling them on why guns are bad. **SNIP** “He basically yelled at her, telling her that she would be writing an essay if she disagreed with him.”
  • Public University Pays Radical 89-yr-old Linguist Who Supports Hezbollah $750k to Teach Politics

    08/07/2018 4:13:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 7, 2018 | Admin
    A public university is paying a radical 89-year-old linguist hundreds of thousands of dollars to teach his famously leftist brand of politics, according to records obtained by Judicial after a months-long battle with the taxpayer-funded institution. Judicial Watch launched an investigation after the University of Arizona (UA), located in Tucson with an enrollment of about 40,000, announced that it hired Noam Chomsky to teach a general education course for undergraduates titled “What is Politics?” In the announcement UA describes Chomsky as a “world-renowned linguist” and one of the “most cited scholars in modern history.” The reality is that Chomsky is...
  • Emails Reveal High School Teachers Plotting To Hide Their Political Bias From Parents

    08/07/2018 12:31:00 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | August 7, 2018 | By Ilya Feoktistov
    he Left is abusing American high school education in its struggle to gain and retain political power. We only found out about this incident by accident. How many more? Shortly after President Trump’s inauguration, a group of public school history teachers in the posh Boston suburb of Newton pledged to reject the “call for objectivity” in the classroom, bully conservative students for their beliefs, and serve as “liberal propagandist[s]” for the cause of social justice. This informal pact was made in an exchange of emails among history teachers at Newton North High School, part of a very rich but academically...
  • Trump labeled 'racist' who supports 'internment camps' in LSAT prep test

    08/06/2018 10:35:23 AM PDT · by DFG · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/06/2018 | Caleb Parke
    President Trump has “racist policies” and backs “internment camps" -- or at least that's what one allegedly reasonable argument used in a graduate school study guide would have readers believe. The Law School Admission Test prep book, published by Windham Press, includes two questions related to Trump in its most recent guide, as first reported by The College Fix. The LSAT prep book uses the following statement it says is “encountered on a daily basis through social media, entertainment, and cable news” as a reasonable argument why Trump is “unfit” to be president: “He lacks political experience and backs racist...
  • Video: Public School Drag Show

    08/06/2018 2:19:31 PM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 6, 2018 | Sean Fitzgerald
    Drag queens in the classroom now indoctrinate our children with gender ideology. Below is Sean Fitzgerald's new video Public School Drag Show, unveiling how K-12 schools are bringing drag queens into the classroom to indoctrinate our children with gender ideology. The video was produced in conjunction with the David Horowitz Freedom Center's Stop K-12 Indoctrination campaign. To order the Freedom Center's new pamphlet, "Leftist Indoctrination in Our K-12 Public Schools,"
  • VANITY - I just learned of a reading list at our local elementary school.

    07/28/2018 12:20:45 PM PDT · by MV=PY · 74 replies
    Me | 7/28/18 | Me
    I just learned about this reading list from our local elementary school. I had no idea the indoctrination had progressed so far, right here, right now. Fortunately, my kids are grown. If you have kids in school, you'd best be aware of what they're being taught.
  • California College Stops Student from Handing Out U.S. Constitution on Campus, Gets Sued

    07/28/2018 9:42:08 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 27, 2018 | 4:00 PM EDT | Brady Kenyon
    A California college student is suing the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), claiming that his First Amendment rights were violated when his school prohibited him from handing out copies of the U.S. Constitution. Kevin Shaw, a student at Pierce College in California says he was stopped from handing out Spanish-language copies of the U.S. Constitution on campus because it was not inside the school’s designated “free speech area.” In his lawsuit complaint, Shaw alleges that, while he was handing out Spanish-language copies of the U.S. Constitution, he was forced to stop and was then escorted into an office and...
  • A professor’s call to shut down our nation’s universities

    07/17/2018 4:53:04 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/16/18
    Thirty-three years ago, when I entered college, left-wing ideologies dominated American universities, and especially the humanities and social sciences. But one still could get a fair, balanced education by consulting traditional canonical texts that countered the dogma. Free speech was alive on college campuses. There were hisses and boos, of course, but for the most part, hearing perspectives different from your own was considered essential to your education. Few of us lived in our own curated silos. Today, after 22 years of being a college professor, and having traveled much of America to lecture, I am sad to say the...
  • Watch: Leftist Melts When Asked To Prove White Privilege ‘Wh-wha-huh? What? Huh?’

    07/13/2018 7:19:01 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    www.westernjournal.com ^ | July 11, 2018 at 5:59pm | By Benjamin Arie
    Politics has lately become saturated with buzzwords. This is especially true on racial issues, where bumper-sticker phrases like “black lives matter,” “coexist,” and “hands up don’t shoot” have become popular, even if their meanings are vague at best. Add “white privilege” to that list. The term is thrown around constantly, yet even people who use it seem unable to define it — and a conservative black commentator just showed how meaningless it is in a clip that is now going viral. During a sit-down conversation with a guest, conservative commentator and author Jesse Lee Peterson posed a simple challenge: Prove...
  • Parents Denied Right to See Pro-LGBT Videos Forced on Their Children

    07/10/2018 3:10:10 PM PDT · by detective · 90 replies
    The New American ^ | 09 July 2018 | Steve Byas
    A lawsuit against a Pennsylvania school district will be filed later this month, if the district continues its refusal to allow parents to see a series of pro-LGBT videos that their children were forced to watch in April. In a June 22 letter to the East Penn School District, Liberty Counsel attorney Richard Mast said that Pennsylvania state law dictates that parents are entitled to all such curriculum information. Almost three thousand students at Emmaus High School were required to see the videos during the school district’s LGBT “Unity Week.” Students could not opt out, and not only were parents...
  • Victor Davis Hanson On The Fate Of The West[colleges]

    06/25/2018 6:35:04 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 6-22-18 | Federalist staff
    Victor Davis Hanson discussed the decline of the American academy, threats to Western civilization from within and without, “The Resistance” and its assault on the Trump presidency, and a great deal more with Encounter Books’ Ben Weingarten. Watch their interview here or read the full transcript of their discussion below, slightly modified for clarity. Ben Weingarten: As a classicist, you’ve lamented both the corruption of the academy within your own discipline and on the modern campus more broadly — in particular on its repudiation of the Western canon, its lack of adherence to principles of free inquiry and the overall...
  • New Yorker: Maybe We Should Reconsider Free Speech In The Digital Age

    06/25/2018 6:12:52 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 24 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 6-25-18 | John Sexton
    The New Yorker published a story today titled, “How Social-Media Trolls Turned U.C. Berkeley Into a Free-Speech Circus.” Most of the content is about the battles over free-speech at Berkeley last year, starting with Milo Yiannopolis. Author Andrew Marantz asks law professor Erwin Chemerinsky about the limits of speech and gets an answer he apparently doesn’t like: Voltaire, anti-Semite and sage of the Enlightenment, is credited with the aphorism “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” Chemerinsky, arguably the foremost First Amendment scholar in the country, believes, in the...
  • Hate Speech and Intolerance at University of Delaware

    06/23/2018 6:45:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2018 | Paull Driessen
    University of Delaware students, faculty, administrators and trustees must truthfully answer a simple, but important question: Would this conduct have been ignored or excused if the targets had been Muslim?A recent article by the editor-in-chief of the school’s student newspaper proclaimed “Green Dragon slayer for hire, in a geography department near you: To members of the Cornwall Alliance, environmentalists are satanic ‘Green Dragons,’ sent from the bowels of hell to threaten world order and harm the needy.”  Caleb Owens’ article links tenured UDel geography and climatology professor David Legates and his Christian faith to “far-right American evangelicals,” fossil fuel funding...
  • Mom says, N.J. School tried to make my kid Muslim. Judge says, Go to court

    06/21/2018 3:48:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    NJ.com ^ | June 20, 2018
    A federal judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Chatham mother who says the school district forced her son to watch Islamic conversion videos and ignored the study of Christianity and Judaism. Libby Hilsenrath filed the lawsuit, on behalf of her child (identified as C.H. in the suit), against the Chatham School District and Board of Education, as well as the superintendent, assistant superintendent, middle school principal, Social Studies supervisor, and two Social Studies teachers. Judge Kevin McNulty said in the decision, on a motion filed by the school district's attorney to dismiss the lawsuit, that...
  • Ex-HS teacher who said on Facebook that homosexuality is a sin settles suit

    06/20/2018 8:14:41 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    A former Union High School teacher who resigned nearly six years ago after posting anti-gay comments on social media has settled her long-standing lawsuit against the district for $132,500. Jenye "Viki" Knox will receive $24,500 for back wages, $63,833.33 for claims of emotional distress and $44,166.67 for attorney's fees, according to court papers. The news was first reported by NJ Civil Settlements, which compiles a partial list of settlements paid by New Jersey government agencies and their insurers to those who have sued them. Knox, a 56-year-old Union Township resident who taught special education, described homosexuality as a "perverted spirit"...
  • Why can’t we hate men?

    06/12/2018 5:16:09 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 84 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 8, 2018 | Suzanna Danuta Walters
    It’s not that Eric Schneiderman (the now-former New York attorney general accused of abuse by multiple women) pushed me over the edge. My edge has been crossed for a long time, before President Trump, before Harvey Weinstein, before “mansplaining” and “incels.” Before live-streaming sexual assaults and red pill men’s groups and rape camps as a tool of war and the deadening banality of male prerogative. Seen in this indisputably true context, it seems logical to hate men. I can’t lie, I’ve always had a soft spot for the radical feminist smackdown, for naming the problem in no uncertain terms. I’ve...
  • Dangerous People Are Teaching Your Kids (video)

    06/11/2018 7:11:15 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    Prager University ^ | 6-11-2018 | Jordan Peterson
    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LquIQisaZFU TRANSCRIPT-- You may not realize it, but you are currently funding some dangerous people. They are indoctrinating young minds throughout the West with their resentment-ridden ideology. They have made it their life's mission to undermine Western civilization itself, which they regard as corrupt, oppressive and “patriarchal.” If you're a taxpayer—or paying for your kid's liberal arts degree—you're underwriting this gang of nihilists. You're supporting ideologues who claim that all truth is subjective; that all sex differences are socially constructed; and that Western imperialism is the sole source of all Third World problems. They are the post-modernists, pushing “progressive”...
  • Women’s Studies emphasizes 'activism over academics': My experience at Georgetown University

    05/25/2018 9:34:03 PM PDT · by caww · 60 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 5/26/2018 | by Amelia Irvine
    When I initially decided to take a Women’s and Gender Studies class, I knew that the course readings would be liberal-leaning and overtly feminist. I did not know how open the professors and administrators would be about this 'leftward bias', however. Right from the very beginning, Women’s and Gender Studies was presented not just as an academic discipline, but as preparation for activism. Our assigned readings for a class discussion on abortion were both written by pro-choice authors, and the professor made no attempt in class to provide an alternative perspective. When I attended a portion of the program’s 30th...