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  • Music teachers in Mass. schools being told to integrate full LGBT agenda into their classes.

    04/29/2016 5:33:37 PM PDT · by massmike · 69 replies
    http://massresistance.com/ ^ | 04/29/2016 | n/a
    Now it’s school music classes that are in the crosshairs of the LGBT movement. The Massachusetts Music Educators Association has published an article warning school music teachers across the state that they must provide “LGBTQ-friendly” classrooms or else risk having a “hostile” climate that impairs students’ academic success and mental health. The article, published in the Spring 2016 edition of the Massachusetts Music Educators Journal, lays out a list of radical steps that music teachers should take in order to provide a “safe learning environment” for students. These include: Incorporate LGBT composers and musicians into the curriculum Change “heterosexual” lyrics...
  • SU reacts to racial Blackwell drawing

    04/28/2016 5:38:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Salisbury University Flyer ^ | April 20, 2015 | Chris Krauss
    Two days after the end of the eighth annual “Stop Hatin’” week at Salisbury University, on April 10, a racially charged drawing was found on a whiteboard in Blackwell Library. Although SU’s administration has not come forward with new information, a faculty member told The Flyer two students were a part of the drawing. “I can confirm two students have been identified,” English Associate Professor James King said, “and are both African American.” King declined to give more information. The SU Police Department is currently investigating the incident as a hate crime. However, they have not named any suspects. This could...
  • Obama's Civil Rights Division

    04/27/2016 1:59:05 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 13 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 04/27/2016 | PoliticallyShort
    For the past seven years and counting the Obama administration has been engaged in a silent war on the rights of the American people at the hands of an organized network of fringe leftist lawyers working within the Civil Rights Divisions of the Department of Justice (DOJ) as well as the Department of Education (DOE). These lawyers have been unleashed under the administration to push an ideological agenda that is far outside of the American mainstream all under the banner of protecting civil rights. As noted by J. Christian Adams and Hans A. von Spakovsky of PJ Media, if a...
  • Universities Embrace "Assault Weapons" on Campus

    04/27/2016 4:40:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Over a hundred universities and colleges have embraced the concept of having "assault weapons" on campus.  It is worth noting, that when the university administrations buy the weapons for their own use, the menacing nomenclature of "assault weapon" is magically transformed into "semi-automatic rifles". Campus administrations all over the country who have been claiming that allowing adults who have concealed carry permits on their campus will chill free speech and academic freedom, have no such concerns with having "assualt weapons" on campus, as long as the weapons are in the hands of the people they command.  From abcnews.go.com: Once...
  • Research university hides results of fracking study which fails to prove it’s dangerous

    04/26/2016 4:53:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 26, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    What happens when a university research department is tasked with conducting a study of the harmful effects of fracking on ground water and other environmental concerns? Well, that depends on who provides their research money and what the results turn out to be. In the case of the University of Cincinnati, a lot of their funding comes from groups which have a vested interest in proving how harmful fracking is so it’s hardly a surprise that they lost interest in the study when it failed to produce any evidence of ground water contamination near commercial fracking sites. Jeff Stier, senior...
  • Mayor Approved Ban on Selling Closed Detroit Schools to Charters

    04/26/2016 10:51:21 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/23/2016 | Tom Gantert
    In 2014 the Detroit City Council passed and Mayor Michael Duggan approved a resolution that banned the city from selling any one of 53 closed Detroit school district school buildings to a public charter school for a period of five years. The action raises questions about the mayor's impartiality in a plan recently approved by the state Senate. The plan would give Duggan a key role in whether school choice in the form of charters keeps expanding in Detroit or becomes a dwindling remnant. The resolution was part of a deal the city made with Detroit Public Schools to forgive...
  • Opposition to "Assault Weapon" Ban at Record High, Support at Record Low

    04/26/2016 2:20:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from ABC News The above chart, created by ABC News, illustrates the trajectory of support and opposition for policies promoted by media elites that have no actual basis in fact or logic.  New media allows a significant, underdog, method to distribute facts about the policy.  The chart is a little misleading.  It starts in the middle of 1994, when the elite media control was near its height, and at the end of a blitz of media efforts to push the "Assault Weapon Ban" policy. These sort of policies, that rely on emotion, have to be enacted quickly, before...
  • Minnesota Parents Sue To Get Trans Classes In Kindergarten

    04/26/2016 12:30:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 25, 2016 | D.C. McAllister
    Parents of a 5-year-old “transgender child” have filed a complaint against a St. Paul charter school, alleging it failed to protect him from bullying and refused to teach all the students their preferred transgender-awareness curriculum. David and Hannah Edwards, whose child was born a boy but now thinks he’s a girl, has filed with the city’s Department of Human Rights, claiming their child “wasn’t able to take full advantage of Nova’s educational opportunities because of her gender identity and expression. This violated her rights.” When the boy showed up at school wearing pink tennis shoes and wanting to wear a...
  • Trans And Black Lives Matter Protesters Crash Milo Event at American University

    04/23/2016 6:20:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 22, 2016 | Tom Ciccotta
    After a week of chaos leading up to the event, Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos’ lecture at American University was interrupted by nearly 150 protesters and screaming Black Lives Matters student activists. Oh Thursday night, Yiannopoulos took the stage at American University, for another stop of his “Dangerous Faggot Tour.” Although many of the visits on the tour have attracted minor controversies, students at American foreshadowed their large-scale protest of Yiannopoulos’ lecture by vandalizing and destroying posters in the week leading up to the event....
  • Weekly [or biweekly] Prepper Thread

    04/22/2016 8:44:37 AM PDT · by TMSuchman · 100 replies
    Self | April 22,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Hello Everyone; Once again I have to apologize for not posting when I should. But life just gets in the way of me doing things like this. I do have a couple of different topics for discussion, [and please comment on BOTH of them] 1] How in shape are you? I ask this because I have been tilling in a brand new garden [about 1 1/2 acres] in an area that has never had a garden before. And am I feeling it too. [I have an older tiller ( I was lucky to get it for $20.00 at a yard...
  • Northeastern Launches Consortium To Develop Nanotech Materials

    04/22/2016 2:10:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WBUR-FM ^ | April 19, 2016 | Erica Morrison
    BURLINGTON, Mass. -- Northeastern University will create a consortium of private companies and universities to develop smart sensors and other nanomaterials, or extremely small components that are built by “nanoscale” printing processes. Northeastern President Joseph Aoun announced the plan Tuesday at the university’s Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security on its Burlington campus. The consortium will be housed there, as well as at Tufts University and University of Massachusetts Boston. Nanomaterials are crucial to the so-called “Internet of Things,” the emerging network of objects that can collect and share data. Possible commercial applications could include highly precise monitoring of premature...
  • Teacher axed for showing ‘Make Donald Drumpf Again’ video

    04/21/2016 11:41:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Post ^ | April 22, 2016 | Selim Algar
    A New Jersey high school teacher was forced to resign this month for showing his class a popular John Oliver clip that urged viewers to “Make Donald Drumpf Again.” The “Last Week Tonight” bit, which lampoons presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s ancestral surname, has been viewed more than 24 million times on YouTube since February. But despite the massive exposure, humorless Middletown South HS brass still pushed out teacher Joe Ventre after getting complaints from a thin-skinned parent who learned about the screening from her child, sources told The Post. “It’s a travesty,” said district parent Kathi Van Zandt, the sister...
  • College Kids Say the Darndest Things: On Identity

    04/19/2016 8:25:12 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 04/13/2016 | Family Policy Institute of Washington
    Click to watch video.
  • Teachers union calls on school to cancel Donald Trump rally; protests planned (Maryland)

    04/19/2016 8:14:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | April 19, 2016 | Ian Duncan
    The union that represents most teachers in Maryland called on the Worcester County school system to block Donald Trump's campaign from using a high school gym to hold a rally Wednesday evening. "Donald Trump and his divisive, fear-mongering rhetoric have no place in the halls of Maryland's public schools," Maryland State Education Association president Betty Weller said in a statement. "Trump's eagerness to bully minorities would be unacceptable if it came from any of our students." Liberal group Progressive Maryland issued the same call and launched an online petition that had been signed more than 500 times by Tuesday afternoon....
  • Wisconsin school officials try to physically block ‘Jesus lunch’ served by moms off school grounds

    04/18/2016 12:03:47 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 51 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/18/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Little dictators vs. people who know their rights. You’re the superintendent of an entire school district, so what more important thing do you have to do but wander into a park and make darn sure that moms serving a free “Jesus lunch” to kids - who show up for it voluntarily - cease and desist immediately? If you’re Don Johnson of the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School district, it’s your top priority. One thing you cannot have is 500 students getting free home-cooked lunches and hearing about Jesus. Fortunately, most bullies on taxpayer-funded salaries can only succeed at their quest because...
  • Cornell Republicans’ Choice: Cruz Rather Than Trump (New York)

    04/17/2016 9:12:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | April 17, 2016 | Henry Kanengiser, staff writer
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R–Texas) is the most viable of the three remaining Republican presidential candidates, according to many members of the Cornell Republicans. The group has been running semesterly straw polls of candidate preferences among its members since last spring, said Austin McLaughlin ’18, Secretary of the Cornell Republicans. When the club began taking the straw polls, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) were the main contenders for the Republican nomination. While Santorum was the most popular initially, Rubio was the favorite...
  • AL: More Campus Fascism: No Free Speech for Second Amendment Supporters

    04/17/2016 5:16:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from campusreform.org Universities are developing a deserved reputation for places that act as little fascist states, only allowing speech that the University Administration agrees with, or is considered "politically correct".  The University of Alabama has lived up to the reputation by citing a student who was peacefully wearing an empty holster in a protest over the Universitity's no weapon policy.  The campus police explicitly say that they are citing the student because "someone called it in".  The campus policy does not prohibit holsters.  The citation is for "Engaging in activities that threaten the safety of the campus community"...
  • The Freedom Choking Smog of Colorado’s Primary Scandal

    04/16/2016 11:16:02 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 31 replies
    Free Republic ^ | April 16, 2016 | Randall Stevens
    Imagine, if you will, that your house is on fire. The conflagration has spread from the kitchen downstairs to engulf the hallway outside your bedroom upstairs. So you remain in your room, with a window open and a damp cloth over your mouth, under your bed. As you lay there terrified, eyes and throat burning from noxious fumes, a fireman bursts through the door. He sees you under the bed, a look of frenzied hope in your eyes that help has finally arrived. The fireman walks over to the window, shuts it, and then exits the room closing the door...
  • Now & Then

    04/15/2016 9:25:51 AM PDT · by relictele · 14 replies
    Self | 15 Apr 2016 | Self (Vanity)
    Now And Then THEN In October 2008, you were a freshman in college, still just 18 years old. You’d already had four years of high school during which your teachers demonstrated the ability to blame everything from cracked heels to rainy days on the occupant of the Oval Office who just happened to be a Republican and who just happened to be named George W. Bush. 9/11 took place when you were still in middle school. You remember your teachers bravely showing up for class the next day and glumly talking about the tragedy that befell New York, Washington DC...
  • DePaul University Bans Chalk Because It Can Be Used To Spell ‘Trump’

    04/15/2016 1:30:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller's DC Trawler ^ | April 14, 2016 | Jim Treacher
    In case I haven’t made myself clear, I do not like Donald Trump and I’m never, ever going to vote for him. His nomination will destroy the Republican Party, if he hasn’t done so already (to which I say: my condolences and/or good riddance). He will ensure what Barack Obama couldn’t: 40 years of Democratic Party rule. Yet, as loathsome as I find Trump and his lickspittle apologists, I can’t help but laugh at the college students who run for their safe spaces at the mere sight of the man’s name. With the latest on this hilarious trend, here’s Anthony...
  • After criticizing #BlackLivesMatter, student threatened and forced to leave high school

    04/14/2016 11:12:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | April 5, 2016 | Ryan Girdusky
    Liberals always claim that schools should be a “safe space,” unless of course you’re a high school student with an opinion. Fox News reported on March 29 that Michael Moroz, a 17-year-old high school student from Philadelphia, received threats after he criticized Black Lives Matter and protests at the University of Missouri. Moroz used controversial language to describe the protests, which stemmed from the death of black teenager Michael Brown, who was killed by a white police officer. “[Brown was] a delinquent,” the high school student wrote in his school newspaper. “At worst, justifiably killed, and at best, a thug.”...
  • I am a Southerner

    I am a Southerner... I won't apologize I won't be reconstructed. I will not surrender My identity, my heritage. I believe in the Constitution, In States' Rights, That the government should be the Servant, not the Master of the people. I believe in the right to bear arms, The right to be left alone. I am a Southerner... The spirit of my Confederate ancestors Boils in my blood. They fought Not for what they thought was right, But for what was right. Not for slavery, But to resist tyranny, Machiavellian laws, Oppressive taxation, invasion of his land, For the right...
  • APPROPRIATE THIS! (Bill Whittle explains the Whiny Class)

    04/14/2016 9:22:05 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 12 replies
    YouTube (Bill Whittle Channel) ^ | 4/11/2016 | Bill Whittle
    A must watch... insane is the "new normal"...
  • What It's Like to Have Ted Cruz as a Law Professor

    04/14/2016 12:51:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Cosmopolitan Magazine ^ | April 13, 2016 | As Told To Marissa Miller
    Though Donald Trump is still the front-runner, Senator Ted Cruz has gained momentum in the race to be the Republican nominee as he adds to his delegate count and brings in more and more endorsements (some from politicians who seem to truly support him, some from politicians who are simply #NeverTrump). Cruz made a name for himself with his efforts to shut down the government in 2013, and he's known for his conservative stances: He believes in limited government, opposes abortion and gun control legislation, wants to build a wall along the border of Mexico (yes, him too), and opposes...
  • Alan Dershowitz says that Ted Cruz was one of his most brilliant students

    04/13/2016 5:38:44 PM PDT · by Marcus · 78 replies
    Blasting News ^ | April 13, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    One of the strangest and most intriguing “endorsements” that Sen Ted Cruz has gotten for his run for the president was from his old Harvard Law professor, Alan Dershowitz. Professor Dershowitz proclaimed Cruz to be one of the most brilliant students he ever had while on The Kelly File. That is quite a compliment considering that Dershowitz is a down the line liberal, and Cruz is running as the most conservative candidate for president since Ronald Reagan.
  • The History of Prentis Henry Rifle No. 19

    04/13/2016 8:13:59 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 37 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 4/13/2016 | Frank Jardim
    One tangible connection to the human cost of the Civil War can be found in the Frazier History Museum in Louisville, Ky., in the form of a beautifully engraved Henry repeating rifle, serial number 19. The original owner was Connecticut native George Dennison Prentis, who was the editor of the Louisville Journal from 1830 to 1860 and a staunch abolitionist. After succession, he was an outspoken advocate of the Union even though his newspaper was absorbed by the pro-Confederate Louisville Morning Courier. On July 14, 1862, he wrote a report for the newspaper that praised the Henry. It is very...
  • University bans golf team from using Trump course because of campaign rhetoric

    04/13/2016 5:43:04 AM PDT · by kevcol · 42 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 12, 2016 | Peter Fricke and Anthony Gockowski
    One of the top golf programs in the country is no longer allowed to practice at the Trump Doral golf course because administrators deemed Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric to be inconsistent with Barry University's values. Late last year, Barry University President Sister Linda Bevilacqua, in consultation with the Executive Committee of the Administration, determined that Trump's campaign rhetoric conflicts with the university's mission, triggering an automatic severing of relations with all businesses and organizations in which he holds a senior leadership position. . . . Neither the Trump campaign nor the Trump Organization seem to have taken notice of Barry’s...
  • A Hopeful Vision for Education in Detroit

    04/12/2016 7:27:17 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/9/2016 | Ben DeGrow
    Thank you for the opportunity to share my thoughts concerning the challenging state of education in Detroit. Since its inception the Mackinac Center for Public Policy has advocated policy solutions that expand freedom to help improve the quality of life for all Michigan residents. In this case, the residents are thousands of Detroit Public Schools students, who are receiving an inferior education that will not prepare them adequately for life and career. Many are crying out for something better. They need to see hope. There are challenges and constraints within the political process, not to mention the other obstacles that...
  • Death of the West: Stanford Students Reject Western Civilization By A 6-To-1 Margin

    04/11/2016 8:34:03 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 11, 2016 | Blake Neff
    An effort by a group of Stanford University students to restore a Western Civilization class requirement has been decisively rejected by the student body, with voting results released Monday showing it mustering less than 15 percent support. The ballot initiative was promoted by members of the school’s conservative-leaning Stanford Review. If passed, it would have called for Stanford to require that all freshmen complete a two-quarter course covering “the politics, history, philosophy, and culture of the Western world.” Stanford once possessed a similar requirement, but eliminated it after a student campaign in the 1980s that denounced it as fostering racism,...
  • PSU Protesters PROVE They’re Nothing But Ignorant TOOLS of The Left (Oregon)

    04/10/2016 7:21:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Federalist Papers Project ^ | April 9, 2016 | Kimberly Morin
    It’s hard to even comprehend college students such as these Portland State University students can get even MORE stupid but they sure do try hard. From Campus Reform: “ Students at Portland State University (PSU) shut down a Board of Trustees meeting with accusations that the school perpetuates a “corrupt decadent white-supremacist capitalist patriarchy hetero-patriarchy.” [emphasis added] Wait… what in the hell does that even mean??????????? Do you think the ignorant protester even knows? Campus Reform continues: “ More than 100 protesters gathered to prevent the approval of a four-percent tuition hike while demanding a $15 minimum wage for all...
  • White House Sponsoring Anti-Gender Stereotypes Conference

    04/10/2016 4:08:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    MRC TV ^ | April 6, 2016 10:19am ET | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    The White House will be holding a conference to encourage toy companies and the media to “break down gender stereotypes” because not enough girls are choosing to pursue careers in STEM fields. The one-day conference, sponsored by the White House Council on Women and Girls, the Department of Education, and the Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative at the University of Southern California will try to address the “gender gaps in our workforce.” According to the White House, it is a tremendous problem that only 29 percent of those in some of the “highest-paying, most in-demand” STEM fields are women....
  • Team Trump Preparing “Political Punch to the Face” Against Cruz Campaign?

    04/10/2016 10:52:56 AM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 255 replies
    Will these whispers turn to shouts? The word behind the word is that Paul Manafort is already earning his keep BIG TIME as he moves to deliver a stunning blow to the Cruz campaign a source describes as a potential “punch to the face” that involves the number 172. Here is a brief summary of what will simply be called the “172 Plan” : **Talks are ongoing and more numerous between Team Trump and a second party over the last 48-hours. **If these talks lead to an agreement, it will be a game-changer in the 2016 Republican nomination process. **Manafort...
  • Chaos as social justice warriors crash ‘Students For Trump’ meeting (Oregon)

    04/09/2016 4:17:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    EAG News ^ | April 8, 2016 | Victor Skinner
    PORTLAND, Ore. – A meeting to organize a Students for Trump group turned ugly at Portland State University Thursday when dozens of social justice activist students shut down the event with violence. A video posted to YouTube Friday shows the leftist anti-capitalist students toting signs like “Red Power” and Mexican flags to the planned meeting to form a Portland State Students for Donald Trump club on campus. Other signs read “Hate has no place at PSU,” “Dump Trump!” and “You want to deport immigrants? Okay, when do you leave?” (VIDEO-AT-LINK) “I want to discuss the fact that you had set...
  • Principal Holly Ray Says Parents Will be Arrested if they Walk Kids To or From School!(?)

    04/08/2016 11:29:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 68 replies
    joeforamerica.com ^ | 4/7/2016 | Scott Osborn
    Holly Ray, principal of Bear Branch Elementary in Magnolia Texas has new rules this year and they are making parents and teachers furious! Already well known to be an overbearing gestapo, Holly Ray removed the bike rack, and made the new rule at the beginning of the school year and reinforced it in March. Only way you can get to and from school is in a car or bus! Parents stay in your car! Holly Ray demands!
  • Muslim Public Schools Prove that Islamic “Extremism” is Mainstream

    04/07/2016 8:11:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | April 7, 2016 | Onan Coca
    A recent blockbuster expose on the Pakistani public school system has some eye-opening news for the non-Muslim world. In the wake of the Easter bombings in Lahore, Pakistan the people of the world complained that the Pakistani government wasn’t doing enough to push back against the Muslim extremists in their country. In response, the government has promised to crack down on militant terrorism that has entrenched itself in certain corners of their country. Here’s the problem with these promises… the “extremism” isn’t just found with the radical terrorists. In Pakistan, radical Muslim “extremism” isn’t actually that extreme. In fact, it’s...
  • The “Congressional” Natural Born Citizen Part II: Shocked, Outraged or Ambivalent?

    04/07/2016 2:44:55 PM PDT · by patlin · 88 replies
    Constitutionally Speaking ^ | Oct. 26, 2009 | Linda Melin
    What would your reaction be if you heard that Congress was set in 2007 to bestow ‘natural born’ citizenship on ALL anchor babies through their Immigration Reform legislation. (110th Congress) S. 1348Shocked? Outraged? Ambivalent?What if you heard that Congress was moving to change Immigration & Naturalization laws so the every child born overseas to 1 citizen parent & 1 foreign parent would forever be deemed a ‘natural born’ citizen. (101st Congress) H.R. 1380, (99th Congress) H.R. 2535, Shocked? Outraged? Ambivalent?What if Congress had a bill waiting to come out of committee in February of 2008 that would change the citizenship...
  • UTC student government leader asked to resign over Trump chalking

    04/07/2016 2:47:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Times Free Press ^ | April 6, 2016 | Staff
    A senator-elect in UTC's 2016-2017 student government was asked to resign after she made chalk drawings in support of presidential candidacy of Donald Trump. The move follows a similar kerfuffle at Emory University that began a national debate over increasing U.S. student demands for "safe spaces" at the expense of free political expression. A group that calls itself Empower UTC released a statement on Twitter saying that it had asked for Hailey Puckett's resignation because "we realize that her values do not line up with the pillars we've established ourselves on." Photos and videos on Twitter showed a group of...
  • Economic Miseducation

    04/06/2016 7:37:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/06/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    There is no magical pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, nor another bubble that would bring in enough revenue to offset the very large budget and reduce the unpayable national debt I have taught basic principles of economics for thirty years to group after group of college students who were often cross-eyed, bored, running late, playing with their phones, angry that I gave them too many notes, “hard tests,” and too many assignments which interfered with their busy social lives. Many students were there just to get a grade and to complete their useless social studies degrees...
  • Four Questions About the Detroit Public Schools Plan

    04/04/2016 8:55:16 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/1/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    The Michigan Senate passed a package of bills that would rescue Detroit Public Schools financially. Among other things, it includes $48.7 million to keep the insolvent district afloat until the end of the current school year, which is considered a down payment on a larger bailout that includes $515 million in debt forgiveness and another $202 million for transition costs. The debt forgiveness is not the most controversial part of the package; the state is already on the hook for this money and the district has no way to repay it. A more contentious part of the rescue plan is...
  • Chalk Markers terrorizing college students

    04/02/2016 6:42:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/02/16 | Jeff Crouere
    Today, our young people are captives of a system that is turning them into sniveling cowards afraid to debate and face the challenges of the real world Another week, another campus threatened by the dangerous slogan, “Trump 2016.” Last week, the students of Emory University in Atlanta needed counseling and mental health evaluations after noticing their campus was polluted by disgusting chalk markings. The offensive words included “Trump,” “Trump 2016,” and “Vote Trump” and they were found on concrete steps and even, heaven forbid, the sidewalk. Immediately after noticing the horrific chalk graffiti, 50 students demanded a meeting with Jim...
  • Trump has to Win Twice-Say What? Vanity

    04/01/2016 8:31:28 PM PDT · by HypatiaTaught · 24 replies
    Thank you for being a Donald Trump supporter in Massachusetts and helping us deliver one of the largest margins of primary victories in the country! But our work is not done. In fact, it is just beginning. We must ensure that Mr. Trump receives the delegates he earned in Massachusetts and we need your help on Saturday, April 30th to elect delegates that will represent your vote in Cleveland. On Saturday, April 30th, nine congressional district caucuses will take place across Massachusetts to elect delegates to the 2016 Republican National Convention. Will you caucus and help us elect the Trump...
  • KU students ask admin. to 'intervene' after 'concerning' pro-Trump chalk appears on campus

    04/01/2016 7:17:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 31, 2016 | Eric Pahls
    •Students took to Twitter to express their outrage and concern after 'Trump 2016' appeared written in chalk on their campus. •Staff of the school removed the chalking because it had not been pre-approved with the school. The University of Kansas is investigating pro-Donald Trump chalk that appeared on campus sidewalks Tuesday morning. KU students took to Twitter this week to express their outrage over the political speech, saying they are troubled that some of their classmates are Trump supporters, and even comparing the chalk messages to the confederate flag. The university said that they would have allowed students to chalk...
  • American Flag Deemed Unacceptable 'Political Statement' At Harvard

    04/01/2016 5:31:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | March 31, 2016 | Robert Kraychik
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) In another chapter of the ongoing suppression of free speech and expression across university and college campuses via the expansion of leftism, a student of Harvard University joined Fox News Channel's Megyn Kelly to share several revealing anecdotes. With stories highlighting students seemingly incapable of tolerating opposing views on the morality of abortion or the display of the American flag, Rachel Huebner added to the growing index of incidents illustrating the advancement of left-wing political culture on campuses nationwide. In an incident in which a student was offended by the American flag, Huebner recalled the story of a friend,...
  • On campuses across the country, students are standing up for Donald Trump

    04/01/2016 5:05:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | April 1, 2016 | Rosanna Xia
    Hunkered behind a MacBook decorated with stickers that read "This laptop was brought to you by capitalism" and "TRUMP 2016," Jake Lopez bounces T-shirt slogans off his friend Ian McIlvoy. "Trumplicans," he says, nodding with satisfaction. "I think it'll take off." Lopez is the California director of Students for Trump. Working from his dorm at Westmont College, he helps marshal the thousands of students who are pounding out phone calls, taping up fliers and blanketing Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat in an effort to persuade their peers that Donald Trump is the man. Although vastly outnumbered nationwide by left-leaning classmates chanting...
  • Lawsuit against Genetically Engineered Salmon

    04/01/2016 6:41:39 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 27 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 4/1/2016 | C Cocoles
    The Golden Gate Salmon Association is among several litigants in a lawsuit challenging the Food and Drug Administration’s plans to develop genetically engineered salmon. Here's some info on the lawsuit: A broad coalition of environmental, consumer, and commercial and recreational fishing organizations today sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approving the first-ever genetically engineered (GE) food animal, an Atlantic salmon engineered to grow quickly. The man-made salmon was created by AquaBounty Technologies, Inc. with DNA from three fish: Atlantic salmon, Pacific king salmon, and Arctic ocean eelpout. This marks the first time any government in the world...
  • How School Rankings Aggravate Social Tensions

    04/01/2016 6:36:52 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/29/2016 | Tom Gantert
    The Michigan Department of Education’s refusal to incorporate students’ economic backgrounds into how it ranks school districts plays a role in a controversial discussion about a rise in the percentage of minority students in a western Michigan school district. The Holland Sentinel recently did a story that said that giving parents the freedom to choose where to send their children has “fragmented” Holland Public Schools in terms of the racial makeup of its students. The story quotes Superintendent Brian Davis as saying his district is like an urban district in a suburban community. The article cites population data that shows...
  • Student’s photo used on fake Twitter account claiming affair with Ted Cruz

    04/01/2016 2:01:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The De Paulia ^ | March 31, 2016 | Kirsten Onsgard
    DePaul junior Samantha Rivera’s likeness was used by a fake Twitter account which tweeted about an affair with Ted Cruz. Samantha Rivera never expected to wake up to this. Wednesday morning, the DePaul junior’s phone was flooded with Twitter notifications and emails from strangers pointing to a fake account that had co-opted her Instagram profile picture. The account, @LATimesJennCarr, featured a fake sports journalist that tweeted about an affair with Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz. “I had an affair with @tedcruz when I worked in his office back in 2012-20013 (sic) @realDonaldTrump I was told to...
  • Abandoned Buildings, and a Window into the Soul

    03/30/2016 12:09:04 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | March 30, 2016 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    ...Reflections on the downgrading of Chicago’s bond rating and the mind of a Chicago politician… If you have ever attended a good old-fashioned museum, you may have seen this popular type of exhibit: the “reconstructed rooms” of the past: The Thorne Miniature Rooms of the Art Institute of Chicago… the Streets of Old Chicago at the Museum of Science and Industry (down the hall from the ice cream parlor!)… and best of all, the old Milwaukee street scene in the Milwaukee County Museum. As museum-goers walk past each room – we can’t go in, we can only peer through the...
  • Holding Back Social Promotion: Florida’s Example Promises Stronger Readers

    03/30/2016 10:23:35 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/22/2016 | Ben DeGrow
    Whether or not a student can read in the early grades is a clear indicator of future success. Schools should not keep sending kids onto the next grade if they lack basic reading skills. This “social promotion” often does more harm than good. As the state Legislature debates House Bill 4822 and strategies to advance early literacy, the Battle Creek Enquirer’s editors have laid down a strong claim. Their March 10 editorial argued against any use of the strategy of third-grade retention (holding back students) — presumably out of a desire to protect kids. To follow their recommended course, though,...
  • Republican Senate Bails Out Detroit Schools, Rations School Choice

    03/30/2016 8:41:37 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/26/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Legislation passed by the Republican-controlled Michigan Senate made this past Tuesday “a bad day” for school choice in the city of Detroit, according to one education insider. By a 21-16 vote, the body passed Senate Bill 710, part of a Detroit schools bailout and governance package that among other things gave the insolvent district a $300 million line of credit with the state. That was not controversial, but provisions establishing the nature of public education in Detroit are, especially their consequences for future school choice efforts in the city. “This was a bad day for parents and students, as we...