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  • The War on Admissions Testing: What’s behind the move to drop ACT and SAT scores for college entry?

    07/02/2018 5:07:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 76 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 1, 2018
    The “test optional” movement has won its most high-profile convert in the University of Chicago, which announced last month that applicants to the school would no longer need to submit ACT or SAT scores. The University of Chicago has become known in recent years for its commitment to academic rigor and resistance to coddling and group think. But in this decision it has increased the momentum of a fashionable but damaging ideology overtaking elite education: That standardized metrics of any kind are discriminatory and elitist, and that each student is so special that he or she can only be evaluated...
  • The Student Data-Mining Scandal Under Our Noses

    04/11/2018 8:01:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    While congresscritters expressed outrage at Facebook's intrusive data grabs during Capitol Hill hearings with Mark Zuckerberg this week, not a peep was heard about the Silicon Valley-Beltway theft ring purloining the personal information and browsing habits of millions of American schoolchildren. It doesn't take undercover investigative journalists to unmask the massive privacy invasion enabled by educational technology and federal mandates. The kiddie data heist is happening out in the open -- with Washington politicians and bureaucrats as brazen co-conspirators. Facebook is just one of the tech giants partnering with the U.S. Department of Education and schools nationwide in pursuit of...
  • Chief Rabbi: We must work to stop massacre in Syria

    04/08/2018 3:56:25 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/4/18
    Chief Rabbi of Israel Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef commented on reports of the chemical weapons attack in Syria. "I have said before and I repeat, in Syria there is a brutal genocide of both women and children with weapons of mass destruction.” Rabbi Yosef said that “There is a moral obligation not to remain silent and to try to stop the massacre.”
  • Trump and the Russians: A new book describes how it all began at a Las Vegas nightclub (barf alert!)

    03/08/2018 8:12:29 AM PST · by BurgessKoch · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 8, 2018 | Jerry Adler
    The seeds of the relationships between Donald Trump and key figures in the Russian business and political worlds — now the subject of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation — were planted at least five months before Trump’s now famous 2013 trip to Moscow, during a previously unreported visit to a raunchy Las Vegas nightclub with the son of a prominent oligarch and Putin ally, according to a new book about Trump and his Russian ties. The excerpt being published today explores the events surrounding Trump’s November 2013 visit to Moscow to oversee the Miss Universe pageant, and to vigorously pursue...
  • San Bernardino anti-Islamic law rally and counter-protests trigger violence

    06/12/2017 7:16:21 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 7 replies
    Press-Enterprise ^ | June 11, 2017 | Joe Nelson
    A San Bernardino rally against Islamic law being implemented in the United States drew hundreds of protesters and counter-protesters Saturday near the site of the Dec. 2, 2015, terrorist attack – but also sparked violence and acts of vandalism, police say. Sponsored by the nonprofit group ACT for America, the Inland March Against Sharia was one of numerous rallies held nationwide.
  • Thoughts on SAT prep?

    06/06/2017 6:23:46 AM PDT · by taxcontrol · 69 replies
    None ^ | 06 June 2017 | Self
    My son got his SAT pre-test results back and he has a little bit of work ahead of him. Did ok on English but needs to brush up on his math. Overall score was a 960, so I am looking for recommendations as to a course of study for the summer. He is going to be a senior next year, and currently is a 2.9 / 3.0 student. He will be taking his SAT in spring of 2018.
  • George Soros, Postmodern Villain

    02/17/2007 4:50:38 AM PST · by bad company · 38 replies · 2,116+ views
    Chronicles ^ | Srdja Trifkovic
    NGO's, Behold Your God. George Soros was born in Budapest in 1930 but, today, spends most of his time in New York City. Not much is known about his early years. He is the only eminent "holocaust survivor" who has been accused of collaboration with the Nazis. In 1947, he managed to sneak through the Iron Curtain, and, the official story goes, "he landed penniless in London, but by hard work and sheer genius, he rose to become one of the planet's most successful investors and richest men." Mr. Soros' peculiar moral values, political views, and ideological preferences would be...
  • Remember This? "Senator Obama's 2008 Message to Iran Undermines Condemnation of GOP Letter"

    02/15/2017 5:55:22 PM PST · by John S Mosby · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | 3/13/2015 | Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (Ret.)
    President Obama set his Vice Presidential attack dog on the forty-seven GOP senators who dared send their March 9th letter to Iran’s leadership warning them any deal signed with Team Obama may be short-lived when a new president comes to office. But Biden, like his boss, fails to do his homework before making outlandish statements or else chooses conveniently to overlook the facts. Livid over the GOP letter, Biden proclaimed: “In thirty-six years in the United States Senate, I cannot recall another instance in which Senators wrote directly to advise another country.” Directing his venom at the Senate’s Republican majority,...
  • The College Board’s SAT and ACT Money Hustle

    10/14/2016 7:24:42 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 14, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    A recent report alleged that the College Board, the architects of the college entrance exams known today as the SAT, is becoming a profit-driven (yet taxpayer-funded) machine, instead of a business focused on the greater good. The National Center for Policy Analysis's latest report, "The Big Business Profitability of the Nonprofit College Board," highlights how profits are driving the nonprofit College Board. The report gave a background on the two tests, which may not be well-known by the general populace. For example, the SAT was originally used after World War One to screen for scholarships while testing applicants’ innate intelligence....
  • Did Hillary Clinton Violate the Espionage Act?

    08/23/2016 6:04:34 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    Citizens Group ^ | 08/23/16
    Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013 under President Obama. That was five years of selling out US Interests to foreign governments in exchange for donations to the Clinton Foundation. According to the Government’s own Website: “As the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency, the U.S. Department of State represents the United States at more than 270 diplomatic locations around the world, including embassies, consulates, and missions to international organizations. The Secretary of State, the ranking member of the Cabinet and fourth in line of presidential succession, is the President’s principal advisor on foreign policy and...
  • J. Christian Adams: Constitutional conservatives SHOULD NOT support Ben Carson anymore

    10/09/2015 2:45:30 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 10-8-2015 | The Right Scoop
    J. Christian Adams tweeted out tonight that not a single constitution conservative should support Ben Carson anymore because of his support for the reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act:
  • House Just Passed “Donald Trump Act” – Sends Big Message to Obama! (A few days ago article)

    09/30/2015 7:38:44 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 59 replies
    http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/ ^ | Sept 25, 2015 | Political Insider
    Love him or hate him, Donald Trump is shining a massive spotlight on President Barack Obama’s amnesty agenda.
  • George Washington University drops SAT, ACT requirement

    07/28/2015 7:42:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 28, 2015 10:34 AM EDT
    George Washington University will no longer require that students submit their ACT or SAT scores for most freshman admissions. Dean of Admissions Karen Stroud Felton said in a statement Monday that university administrators were concerned that below-average test scores were leading some otherwise strong students to not apply. […] School officials say testing will still be required for home-schooled applicants, students from high schools that provide only narrative evaluation of students, college athletes and those applying for a seven-year program that leads to a combined bachelor’s/medical degree. …
  • Seattle City Council considers gun, ammo tax

    07/08/2015 10:07:07 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 31 replies
    King5News ^ | 07/08/2015 | Michael Konopasek
    Seattle City Council president Tim Burgess is proposing a new tax on guns. The proposal would tax gun sales $25 per gun and add a five cent-tax on each round of ammunition. Five cents per round adds up to a roughly $2.50 increase for a box off handgun ammunition. The legislation would also impose a $500 fine on gun owners who do not report guns lost or stolen.
  • At California's ObamaCare Exchange, Failure Gets You a 27% Raise, Plus Bonus

    06/23/2015 2:32:33 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 06/22/2015 | Staff
    Government Work: Enrollment in Covered California was flat this year, and consumers hate it. But the director still got a huge raise and a fat bonus. So much for ObamaCare rooting out health care waste.
  • The Healthy Family Act “Provides Sick Days to Every Working American”

    04/09/2015 3:30:36 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 16 replies
    WGN Radio ^ | 4-9-15 | ROSSCOCHRANWGN
    "Valerie Jarrett is one of the more mysterious figures in Washington. She’s a Senior Advisor to the Obama Administration and seems to be one of the more powerful people in D.C. We discussed the “Healthy Family Act” that the White House is urging Congress to pass. "
  • Billionaires Secretly Met in Aspen to Defeat Bush

    10/19/2004 2:07:29 PM PDT · by jstolarczyk · 52 replies · 1,871+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 19 October 2004 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004 1:09 p.m. EDT Billionaires Secretly Met in Aspen to Defeat Bush In the days following the Democratic National Convention in Boston this past August, several billionaire Democratic activists secretly met at the famed Aspen Institute in Colorado. The purpose of their clandestine meeting was "to use their fortunes to engineer the defeat of President George W. Bush," The New Yorker magazine reports in its most recent edition. Details of the meeting remain sketchy, but the magazine described the Aspen conference this way: "Five billionaires joined half a dozen liberal leaders in a lengthy conversation about the...
  • After the primaries, how could any Republican keep a straight face and rally for Jeb?

    12/26/2014 1:40:05 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    How could even a RINO like Reince Priebus say: Vote for Jeb Bush it will be so much different to Clinton. I think the policy of promoting self deportation is an act of love for American workers. That's what the aim of the policy is.
  • The 600 Smartest Colleges In America

    10/22/2014 8:25:22 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oct. 21, 2014 | JONATHAN WAI
    Schools are constantly being ranked on everything from student happiness, campus beauty, success of alums, and professor prestige. But where should you go if you want to be among the most intelligent students in America? Exclusively for Business Insider, Jonathan Wai, a Duke University Talent Identification Program researcher, calculated a ranking of America's colleges and universities based purely on smarts, as reflected by the school's average scores on standardized tests. These tests are often criticized, but research shows that both the SAT and ACT are good measures of general cognitive ability; and the average scores that schools report to U.S....
  • This Is the First Weekend in America With No Saturday Morning Cartoons

    10/04/2014 10:01:13 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 90 replies
    http://gizmodo.com ^ | october 4, 2014 | Robert Sorokanich
    Saturday morning American broadcast TV was once animation's home field. Filling a cereal bowl with artificially colored sugar pebbles and staring at the tube was every kid's weekend plan. Not any more: For the first time in 50-plus years, you won't find any animation on broadcast this morning. It's the end of an era. Yes, The CW, the final holdout in Saturday morning animation, ran its last batch of Vortexx cartoons last weekend. This week,where you once saw shows like Cubix, Sonic X, Dragon Ball Z and Kai, Digimon Fusion, and Yu-Gi-Oh!, you'll instead find "One Magnificent Morning," a block of live-action educational programming. It's the end of...