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  • Women’s March Sign: “Trump Is An Unstable Penis!” (DC)

    10/18/2020 1:52:48 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 71 replies
    HotAir ^ | 10/18/2020 | Karen Townsend
    Halloween came early to the nation’s capital. Thousands of angry women marched in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to protest Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett and President Trump. Some women wore their pink pussy hats and some wore long red capes and white bonnets. Since this march was mostly a protest against ACB, many women wore black robes with white lace collars as Ruth Bader Ginsburg did. Sounds like a super spreader event, right? No, no. The mitigation measures to battle the coronavirus pandemic only apply to some events and activities, not large protests in American cities. The protesters are...
  • Sen. John Kennedy refers to Ibram X. Kendi as ‘some butthead professor’ at ACB confirmation hearing

    10/13/2020 6:08:29 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 47 replies ^ | October 13, 2020 | Brett T.
    It was late September when Twitchy reported on Boston University Professor Ibram X. Kendi, author of “How to Be an Antiracist,” and his decision to weigh in on Amy Coney Barrett’s two children she adopted from Haiti. Kendi posited that some white colonizers adopt black children to “civilize” them in the ways of white people, and then use them as props “in their lifelong pictures of denial, while cutting the biological parents of these children out of the picture of humanity.” Kendi didn’t specially call Barrett a colonizer; he claims he was just making the point that you can adopt...
  • Lindsey Graham: Senate Judiciary Committee will approve Barrett on October 22

    09/27/2020 2:30:23 PM PDT · by karpov · 78 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 27, 2020 | Mark Moore
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Sunday that an escalated timeline for Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett will allow for a vote before Halloween — as a number of lawmakers said her confirmation is all but assured. “So we’ll start on Oct. 12, and more than half of the Supreme Court justices who have had hearings were done within 16 days or less,” Graham said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” “We’ll have a day of introduction. We’ll have two days of questioning, Tuesday and Wednesday, and on the 15th we’ll begin to...
  • Judge says University of California school system must stop using SAT, ACT scores in admissions

    09/01/2020 7:51:23 PM PDT · by robowombat · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/01/20 09:57 PM EDT | JUSTIN WISE Judge says University of California school system must stop using SAT, ACT scores in admissions BY JUSTIN WISE - 09/01/20 09:57 PM EDT Judge says University of California school system must stop using SAT, ACT scores in admissions The University of California school system must stop using SAT or ACT scores while making admissions and scholarships decisions, a judge ruled Tuesday. The decision comes in response to a lawsuit filed earlier this year alleging the admittance of such scores during the coronavirus pandemic harmed disabled students who lacked the same test-taking opportunities as non-disabled individuals. Alameda Superior Court Judge...
  • No, It’s Not New for a Cabinet Secretary to Address a Political Convention

    08/26/2020 9:37:23 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | August 26, 2020 | By JIM GERAGHTY
    In 2012, six cabinet secretaries addressed the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte: Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki, and Karen Mills, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration . . . which yes, was elevated to Cabinet-level in the Obama years. In fact, unlike the other cabinet secretaries, the screen behind Mills specifically identified her as “Administrator Small Business Administration”
  • Manchin on HEROES Act: ‘Can’t Cure All of the Social Needs’ in a Pandemic Bill

    08/06/2020 5:53:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/06/2020 | Ian Hanchett
    During an interview with the “Fox News Rundown” podcast released on Wednesday, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) criticized the HEROES Act, the $3 trillion coronavirus legislation passed by House Democrats back in May, by stating that he doesn’t “support that amount that they’re putting towards different areas,” and arguing that while there are needs, “you can’t cure all of the social needs within a pandemic bill or a health crisis bill.” Manchin said, “I think, if you look at the Democrats right now, from the House side, they’ve said, we’ve passed a bill. So, we’ve done our job. And it’s a...
  • Orrin Hatch: Future of Americans With Disabilities Act 'Uncertain

    07/28/2020 9:37:54 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    newsmax ^ | 07/27/2020 | Theodore Bunker
    Home | Politics Tags: orrin hatch | ada | disabilities | act | lawsuits Orrin Hatch: Future of Americans With Disabilities Act 'Uncertain' former Sen. Orrin Hatch is seen in a pinstriped suit at a judiciary committee confirmation hearing Former Sen. Orrin Hatch (Tom Williams/CQ roll Call via AP) By Theodore Bunker | Monday, 27 July 2020 10:27 AM Short URL|Email Article|Comment|Contact|Print| A A The Americans with Disabilities Act has come under threat from “drive-by lawsuits,” that “target mom-and-pop shops searching for any sign of noncompliance,” former Sen. Orrin Hatch wrote in an opinion piece for USA Today on Monday....
  • Basketball Coaches Accuse SAT Of Racism So They Can Recruit Dumb Jocks

    07/23/2020 9:36:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 23, 2020 | Anominous
    ACT, college sports, discrimination, A proposal recently released by The National Association of Basketball Coaches requests the NCAA remove an eligibility requirement to submit SAT or ACT scores. In the proposal, put forth by the Committee on Racial Reconciliation, the NABC decries the two tests as wicked forces of institutional racism that should be “jettisoned for that reason alone.” The committee was formed last month, and the proposal shows it.Their argument runs like this: the SAT was created in 1926 by the eugenicist Carl Brigham. Brigham intended the test to demonstrate the racial superiority of white blood. His project, of...
  • College Basketball Coaches Call for End to ACT, SAT Requirement. Leaders say the tests hurt poor and minority students, ask NCAA to make ‘immediate decision’

    07/17/2020 3:52:13 AM PDT · by karpov · 109 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 16, 2020 | Rachel Bachman
    The nation’s leading men’s college basketball coaches’ association has called the SAT and ACT “longstanding forces of institutional racism” and wants them eliminated from use in determining athletes’ eligibility. The National Association of Basketball Coaches made the move three days after naming its first-ever Black executive director, the former Division I coach Craig Robinson. It also came the month after the organization formed a Committee on Racial Reconciliation, co-chaired by Harvard coach Tommy Amaker and South Carolina coach Frank Martin. The committee believes the two standardized tests “no longer have a place in intercollegiate athletics or higher education at large,”...
  • Exclusive from Gen. Flynn: If We Don't Act, 2% of the People Are About To Control the Other 98%

    06/29/2020 1:43:19 PM PDT · by rktman · 104 replies ^ | 6/29/2020 | Michael Flynn
    I was once told if we’re not careful, 2 percent of the passionate will control 98 percent of the indifferent 100 percent of the time. The more I’ve thought about this phrase, the more I believe it. There is now a small group of passionate people working hard to destroy our American way of life. Treason and treachery are rampant and our rule of law and those law enforcement professionals who uphold our laws are under the gun more than at any time in our nation’s history. These passionate 2 percent appear to be winning. Despite there being countless good...
  • If We Jettison Standardized Testing, What’s Its Replacement?

    06/26/2020 7:53:52 AM PDT · by karpov · 16 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | June 26, 2020 | George Leef
    The COVID-19 pandemic probably won’t kill the SAT, but will no doubt leave it in a badly weakened condition. Both the SAT (and its close competitor, the ACT) have had to cancel administration of their tests for the last few months and, according to this Washington Post story, universities have decided that they will make their admission decisions without those test scores. Before COVID-19, support for standardized testing was already eroding and recent developments are sure to cause further slippage. Undoubtedly, the greatest blow was the decision by the University of California (UC) system to stop relying on standardized tests...
  • University of California system drops SAT, ACT requirements for applicants

    05/21/2020 11:25:15 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 21, 2020 | Tim Stelloh
    The University of California system will no longer require SAT and ACT standardized test results for in-state freshmen applicants. (snip) Critics of the tests have long argued they put minority and low-income students at a disadvantage because the test questions often contain inherent bias that more privileged children are better equipped to answer. Wealthier students also tend to take expensive prep courses that help boost their scores, which many students can’t afford, opponents of the tests say. The University of California system has 10 campuses, from Davis near Sacramento and Berkeley in Northern California to UCLA in Los Angeles and...
  • University of California system suspends SAT and ACT requirements

    05/21/2020 7:49:59 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 21 2020 | Marty Johnson
    The University of California (UC) system regents unanimously voted Thursday to waive their standardized test requirement for their incoming freshman until 2024, meaning that high school students will no longer need to take the ACT or SAT to gain admission to one of the expansive system's universities. “Today’s decision by the Board marks a significant change for the University’s undergraduate admissions,” Janet Napolitano, president of the UC system and former Homeland Security secretary, said in a statement. “We are removing the ACT/SAT requirement for California students and developing a new test that more closely aligns with what we expect incoming...
  • University of California Will Stop Using SAT, ACT

    05/21/2020 3:43:17 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 83 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 21, 2020 | Douglas Belkin
    Admissions tests, allegedly biased against minority students, will be phased out over five years The University of California board of regents voted Thursday to stop using the SAT and ACT college admissions exams, reshaping college admissions in one of the largest and most prestigious university systems in the country and dealing a significant blow to the multibillion-dollar college admission testing industry. The unanimous 23-to-0 vote ratified a proposal put forward last month by UC President Janet Napolitano to phase out the exams over the next five years until the sprawling UC system can develop its own test. The battle against...
  • California Defines Testing Down. Ignoring faculty, the UC president wants to drop the SAT and ACT.

    05/18/2020 7:00:10 AM PDT · by karpov · 43 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 17, 2020 | WSJ Editorial Board
    As higher education braces for the impact of coronavirus, the nation’s largest university system is poised to undermine the value of its own degrees by dropping admissions testing for political reasons. Last week University of California President Janet Napolitano released a plan to stop using the SAT and ACT in admissions. The tests would be optional for freshmen applying to enter in 2022 and excluded except in certain circumstances for 2023 and 2024. Ms. Napolitano hopes the university can create its own test for 2025, but even if that’s not possible she wants the tests scrapped entirely from then on....
  • Liberal Faculty Endorse Testing. A California task force shows that banning tests helps the privileged.

    02/12/2020 11:42:37 AM PST · by karpov · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 11, 2020 | WSJ Editorial Board
    ... [A] task force of the faculty senate at the University of California, of all places, is resisting the movement to ban test scores in admissions. The 227-page report, completed in late January, recommends that the UC system keep standardized tests like the ACT and SAT as admissions requirements, and it demolishes the logic of the politically motivated anti-testing movement. The report dispatches the myth that standardized math and reading tests are useless for predicting college performance. Based on data from tens of thousands of students in the UC system, the report concludes that “test scores are currently better predictors...
  • 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 ^ | 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...