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  • UCLA visit gives rare glimpse into Hillary/s paid speaking career (gargantuan fee and endless perks)

    02/08/2016 9:36:37 AM PST · by Liz · 25 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 11/26/14 | Rosalind S. Helderman and Philip Rucker
    When officials at the University of California at Los Angeles began negotiating a $300,000 speech appearance by Hillary Rodham Clinton, the school had one request: Could we get a reduced rate for public universities? The answer from Clinton/s representatives: $300,000 is the special university rate. That e-mail exchange and other internal communications, obtained by The Washington Post under a Freedom of Information Act request, provide a rare glimpse into the complex and meticulous backstage efforts to manage the 2016 presidential candidate/s lucrative speaking career. The UCLA speech plans are a rare glimpse into the year-long effort to book Clinton and...
  • Ted Cruz's Federal Education “CHOICE” Kills the American Dream

    02/08/2016 10:18:04 AM PST · by kiryandil · 32 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | January 26, 2016 | Anita B. Hoge
    Senator Ted Cruz Uses the Words "CHOICE" and "CIVIL RIGHTS," but Beware. By Dangling Title I Money to ALL Parents, Sen. Ted Cruz Accelerates Federal Control Over All Private, Religious, and Homeschools, and Blankets Common Core Equitably to ALL Schools in America With His Proposed Bill, S 306.SourceOn Oct. 26, 2015, The Blaze quoted Sen. Ted Cruz as saying, "School Choice Is Today's 'Civil Rights' Issue." But before you get excited about this, ask Sen. Ted Cruz what he means when he uses the term "choice." Quoting from Sen. Ted Cruz's website: Sen. Cruz Joins as Lead Cosponsor of Messer-Lee-Cruz...
  • Charter Schools Taking Off

    02/08/2016 9:35:18 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 8, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    At least one form of very productive education disruption is growing exponentially. "Parents can choose public schools for their children in 55 percent of the nation's largest school districts, more than double the percent of such districts that offered school choice 15 years ago," Grover (Russ) Whitehurst writes in the Education Choice and Competition Index for 2015 compiled by the Brookings Institution, for which he toils. "In addition, programs that allow students to enroll in public schools outside their home district are available in about 20 percent of the states. Additions to the menu of school choice in many locales...
  • A guide to what Ted Cruz wants to abolish, bar or change

    01/18/2016 8:50:12 AM PST · by Isara · 69 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 18, 2016 | Katie Zezima
    ...U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv The U.S. Embassy in Israel is currently in Tel Aviv. Cruz wants to move it to Jerusalem, Israel's "once and eternal" capital.Commerce DepartmentIn a piece for the National Review, Cruz said shuttering the department would "close the congressional cookie jar" and promote free trade.Education DepartmentAnother standard line from Cruz: "U.S. Department of Education, which should be abolished." Cruz is a states' rights guy -- he wrote his college thesis on the 10th Amendment -- and wants to give control of schools to states or localities....Energy DepartmentCruz has said the country needs an "energy renaissance." .......
  • Sign in Front of School About Teachers with Guns is Driving the Left CRAZY

    02/05/2016 7:48:31 AM PST · by suman · 15 replies
    The newly posted signs in front of public schools in Okay, Oklahoma, aim to scare off all those who assume walking on campus and doing harm to students will be an easy task. The signs read: ”Please be aware that certain staff members at Okay Public Schools can be legally armed and may use whatever force is necessary to protect our students.”
  • Gov. John Bel Edwards orders state to drop anti-Common Core lawsuit

    02/05/2016 9:22:44 AM PST · by amorphous · 10 replies
    The Advocate ^ | 4 Feb 2016 | Will Sentell
    Gov. John Bel Edwards directed the state Thursday to drop a federal lawsuit challenging Common Core that was pushed by former Gov. Bobby Jindal. Edwards also ordered the termination of a $475,000 state contract to handle the legal challenge held by the law firm of Alexandria attorney Jimmy Faircloth, a former Jindal aide. The governor, in a prepared statement, said newly enacted federal legislation makes moot issues raised in the lawsuit. It does not benefit students to continue to use time and resources to pursue litigation that no longer has any bearing on classrooms in Louisiana, Edwards said in the...
  • National Campaign Launched to Abolish U.S. Education Department

    02/04/2016 8:00:26 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 31 replies
    The New American | 2-2-2016 | Alex Newman
    After years of running up against unconstitutional federal education mandates imposed on states using bribes and bludgeoning from Washington, D.C., a group of parents and grassroots education activists from across America is launching a fresh effort to shut down the U.S. Department of Education once and for all. The mission: "Stop Fed Ed." In the crosshairs is everything from dumbed-down "standards" such as the Obama-backed Common Core nationalization of schooling and associated federal testing regimes, to the deeply controversial federal data gathering and data mining encouraged and financed largely by the feds. The group hopes to pressure Congress into ending...
  • The Regrettable Decline of Higher Learning

    02/04/2016 5:25:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>What do campus microaggressions, safe spaces, trigger warnings, speech codes and censorship have to do with higher learning?</p> <p>American universities want it both ways. They expect unquestioned subsidized support from the public, but also to operate in a way impossible for anyone else.</p>
  • In 2009, Obama stole money from retired teachers and police officers in Indiana

    02/03/2016 8:18:19 AM PST · by grundle · 7 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 6, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    In 2009, Obama stole money from retired teachers and police officers in Indiana During the Chrysler bankruptcy, Obama violated the Fifth Amendment and more than 150 years of bankruptcy law by illegally treating secured creditors worse than unsecured creditors. Some of these secured creditors were retired teachers and police officers from Indiana. Richard A. Epstein, a law professor at New York University School of Law, wrote of this:"Upsetting this fixed hierarchy among creditors is just an illegal taking of property from one group of creditors for the benefit of another, which should be struck down on both statutory and constitutional...
  • Chicago teachers union rejects contract offer, will likely go on strike(kids safe!)

    02/03/2016 9:29:33 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 2/2/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Whenever you're feeling down in the dumps, distressed at the turn of events in the world or simply empty inside, just remember one thing: you could always live in Chicago, so things could be worse. (With apologies, if you happen to actually live in Chicago. I got nothing for ya.) Out in the Windy City there's been a cavalcade of news surrounding the administration of Rahm Emanuel, his police department, his budget, his crime rate and all manner of disasters. But this story has to do with the teachers union. After months of tense negotiations with the city, talks over...
  • Ted Cruz on what the Iowa victory means to him (and how absolutely EVIL Washington has become)

    02/03/2016 10:11:31 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 2, 2016
    "They would rather Hillary Clinton, they would rather bankrupt our kids and grandkids, they'd rather lose the Supreme Court for a generation, they'd rather see our religious liberties stripped away, our Second Amendment taken away, they would rather see Islamic terrorism continue to rise and Israel continue to be under assault than actually have a true Reagan conservative in the White House who believes what he says. That shows just how messed up Washington is, but it also shows why frustration is volcanic."...
  • Chicago schools announce cuts after union rejects offer

    02/03/2016 7:27:40 AM PST · by redreno · 9 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com ^ | 02/02/2016 | SOPHIA TAREEN
    CHICAGO (AP) — Officials with Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday they're ready to cut $100 million from school budgets and force teachers to pay more pension costs after their union rejected the latest contract offer, ratcheting up the tone of contentious negotiations that have lasted over a year. Schools CEO Forrest Claypool called the union's rejection "disheartening" and cost-cutting efforts — including potential layoffs of support staff like teachers' aides — necessary without a deal. Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis shot back, calling the announcement the "latest act of war" and saying teachers in the nation's third-largest district would...
  • OU professor: Youths' attraction to Sanders shows education failure

    02/03/2016 6:52:55 AM PST · by reegs · 38 replies
    NewsOK ^ | 1/30/2016 | David Deming
    It's disheartening that an avowed socialist is a viable candidate for president of the United States. Socialism is a dead end. For hundreds of years, it has failed everywhere it's been adopted. The enthusiasm of our youth for the candidacy of Bernie Sanders is a symptom of our failure to educate them, not only in history, government and economics, but also basic morality. You don't have to be a student of ancient history to know socialism doesn't work. The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989 was an unequivocal demonstration of the moral and economic superiority of capitalism. The misery...
  • Professors stick up for mob rule [University Tyranny]

    02/02/2016 1:52:31 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 10 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/01/2016 | Glenn Garvin
    Newspapers hardly run obituaries unless somebody pays for them, so you probably didn't see the official death notice of the English language a couple of weeks ago. When the University of Missouri released a letter from 115 faculty members supporting their colleague Melissa Click and demanding that the school "defend her First Amendment rights of protest and freedom to act as a private citizen," words lost all meaning. "First Amendment rights," in this case, are Click's rights to order a mob attack on a student journalist who was covering a protest on the Missouri campus last November. Notice the absence...
  • Chantay fingered me not only as gay, but as her b***h.' A teacher tells of terror at his New [tr]

    02/02/2016 7:57:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 2, 2016 | Caroline Howe
    Ed Boland stepped out of a twenty-year career as a nonprofit executive to teach in a tough inner city school on Manhattan's Lower East Side. His idealism was shattered after a year in urban public schooling and he penned this provocative memoir as 'a radical call to action' to change the system that is failing its students mired in poverty, racism and violence. He believes teachers alone should not be expected to solve the overwhelming issues their students face. Here are some excerpts from Ed Boland's The Battle For Room 314, published by Grand Central Publishing.
  • I Want To Give A Thanks To FR Homeschoolers (vanity)

    02/01/2016 7:37:59 PM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 19 replies
    I just want to send a thanks to everyone who was helpful on this thread. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3349192/posts We are homeschooling, now, and I do appreciate the support and advice. Finding out what what is NOT being taught. It's disgusting.
  • Colorado Government School Enforces Sharia Dress Code For Non-Muslim Schoolgirls

    02/01/2016 4:04:45 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 49 replies
    The Douglas County School District in Colorado, under fire for saying that schoolgirls might have to cover up from head to ankle for a field trip to a Muslim mosque, has confirmed that such Shariah requirements will be enforced on the outing. “Students who choose to attend the [Rocky Heights Middle School] world religion field trip are expected to respect the dress code of the host facility,” the school said in a statement posted online. The explanation followed a firestorm of criticism of the school for announcing the field trip for seventh-grade students and including a note that the Shariah...
  • Georgetown Students Drive Pro-Life Efforts Without University Support

    Georgetown University students who attended last week's March for Life in Washington, D.C., recently told The Cardinal Newman Society that student groups at the University are finding success in driving pro-life outreach and discussion on campus despite the University's lack of support for their events and activities, or for Church teaching on life issues."I think that given a campus culture that's often hostile to pro-life views, it's extremely helpful that there exists organizations like Georgetown Right to Life," Michael Khan, president of the student-run Right to Life group, told the Newman Society. "With contraceptives allowed in dorms and faculty...
  • (UCONN) College Announces Plans of a Dorm Only For Black Men

    01/31/2016 6:09:54 PM PST · by Blue Turtle · 129 replies
    In order to help black males graduate, the University of Connecticut is constructing a dorm with a living space only for them. Called the ScHOLA2RS House, the living community for African American males is set to open in 2016. Dr. Erik Hines, an assistant professor of educational psychology and the future faculty advisor to those in the dorm, said UConn will implement the living space as a “forward-thinking” solution to the fact that black male students graduate at a lower rate.
  • I am the student loan crisis at its ugliest: I graduated and found out I have $200,000 in debt

    01/30/2016 7:31:23 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 161 replies
    Every once in a while, when I’m feeling overwhelmed, I watch college commencement ceremonies on YouTube. These rituals remind me how perverse our higher-education system is—and of the empty idealism that colleges and universities sell us: We are here today, donning our ceremonial robes and caps, to recite the traditional vacuous platitudes and wish you well in paying off high-interest student loans for which we are in no way held accountable. Let us now further romanticize our fair institution by singing the alma mater and conveniently forget that tuition has gone up 1,120 percent since 1978. Good luck out there,...
  • Tim Wolfe, ousted Mizzou president blame Black Lives Matter, football team for resignation

    01/30/2016 10:33:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/30/16 | Kellan Howell
    Former University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe, who resigned from his post amid protests over the school's handling of racial matters on campus, sent a confidential email to supporters last week complaining about the incident. In the email, which was leaked to local media, Mr. Wolfe compiled a list of people he believed made it impossible for him to keep his job at the university, including outgoing Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin, ex-Mizzou football coach Gary Pinkel and the players that joined a strike, and an unnamed "significant Ferguson protester," most likely a reference to Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson....
  • Parents sue public high school for 'religious indoctrination'...

    01/30/2016 1:42:22 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1-29-16 | Joel Christie & Wills Robinson
    The parents of a Maryland teenager have launched a lawsuit against their daughter's public high school, claiming the district forced the 16-year-old to take classes that promote Islam over Christianity and Judaism. John Wood, a former Marine, and his wife Melissa Wood, have filed a civil rights complaint against La Plata High School, alleging their daughter - identified only as C.W. - spent one day in a modern history class studying Christianity, followed by two weeks immersed in Islam. According to court documents obtained by The Daily Mail Online, the 11th grader 'had to profess the Shahada by claiming ''There...
  • Liberty University's president is blocking students on Twitter

    01/29/2016 11:02:04 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 29, 2016 | Ashe Schow
    Do you disagree with Liberty University's president's decision to endorse Donald Trump for president? You could get blocked on Twitter if you tweet your dissatisfaction with the endorsement. Tyler McNally, a Liberty University student (and someone I've followed for a few years), tweeted a screenshot Friday afternoon showing Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. blocking him on his Twitter account. pic.twitter.com/TnQ6uXJtiM - Tyler McNally (@Tyler_McNally) January 29, 2016 "My school president blocked me. AMA" McNally wrote. ("AMA" is an acronym for "Ask Me Anything," a joke referencing a section of Reddit where users ask questions to celebrities or those with...
  • Universities Doing Just Fine

    01/29/2016 10:41:05 AM PST · by MichCapCon
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/26/2016 | James Hohman
    You might get the impression that no one in Michigan values higher education, given the way university funding gets portrayed. A new report from a group called the Young Invincibles gives the state an F for the size of its subsidies to public universities. But the numbers tell a different story. State and local governments spend more on higher education in Michigan than all but three other services according to the U.S. Census Bureau, trailing only K-12 education and public welfare. But higher education is not funded exclusively with tax dollars — it is also funded with tuition, fees, grants...
  • STUDENT PUNISHED FOR REFUSING TO RECITE ISLAMIC PROFESSION OF FAITH (MD Lawsuit)

    01/29/2016 4:54:14 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 62 replies
    WND ^ | Jan 28 2016 | BOB UNRUH
    A Maryland high school punished a student for refusing to profess faith in Islam, gave her failing grades for a series of assignments that violated her Christian beliefs then threatened her father with arrest for complaining, a federal lawsuit charges. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court against the Charles County Public Schools in La Plata, Maryland, its board of education, Principal Evelyn Arnold and Vice Principal Shannon Morris by the Thomas More Law Center. [ ] The lawsuit charges that the defendants' "curriculum, practices, policies, actions, procedures, and customs promote the Islamic faith by requiring students to profess...
  • Obama’s Hug-A-Thug Policies Backfire In NYC, St. Paul Schools

    01/28/2016 5:06:19 PM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    investors.com ^ | Jan. 28, 2016 | Editorials
    Education: As serious crimes in schools soar, teachers unions in New York and other cities are pushing back against new softer student conduct codes inspired by the president's national anti-discipline strategy. New York public schools are dealing with escalating classroom chaos after adopting minority-friendly discipline policies that the Education Department pushed to close so-called "racial disparities" in suspensions and expulsions. Educrats have been threatening school districts with lawsuits and funding cuts wherever if finds disparities. High-school kids are getting "warning cards" for offenses that normally would result in a criminal summons and suspension, such as drug possession and disorderly conduct.
  • Lincoln High School student gets perfect score on AP Calculus exam -- 1 of 12 in the world to do so

    01/28/2016 3:27:29 PM PST · by bigdaddy45 · 55 replies
    The call from Lincoln High School’s principal’s office came unexpectedly, as they often do. Cedrick Argueta’s friends joked that he might be in trouble. Cedrick didn’t think so. He was right. It turned out that Cedrick, the son of a Salvadoran maintenance worker and a Filipina nurse, had scored perfectly on his Advanced Placement Calculus exam. Of the 302,531 students to take the notoriously mind-crushing test, he was one of only 12 to earn every single point.
  • Choice: From Silicon Valley to the Classroom

    01/28/2016 4:23:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2016 | Robert Aery
    Research of the technology sector, one of our nation's fastest growing industries, has revealed a significant trend in the market over the past few years: consumer choice. Some analysts have explained that this theme can be attributed to a shift from a first time buyer market, where consumers are purchasing items like a cell phone or a tablet for the first time, to a replacement market, where buyers are seeking new and improved models or alternatives for their current devices. This change in market identity directs attention to individual attributes and features in products and services that ultimately increase the...
  • A Suspension for Melissa Click

    01/28/2016 4:08:00 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 26 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 28 Jan 2016 | Tajha Chappellet-Lanier
    The University of Missouri’s board announced the move just days after prosecutors brought third-degree assault charges against her. Following a special board meeting Thursday, the University of Missouri Board of Curators declared Click "suspended pending further investigation." The board didn't indicate whether she will be paid or not during her suspension. On Monday, Click was charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor to which she has pleaded not guilty.
  • Who Are the Real Terrorists?

    01/28/2016 4:12:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2016 | Jerry Newcombe
    Imagine sacrificing to send your children off to college---forking over thousands of dollars, so they can have a future. Then they end up in an introduction to psychology class…where they are taught that Christians are more dangerous than radical Islam. At a recent "Introduction to Psychology" class at the University of California, Merced, Dr. Ross Avila raised quite a few eyebrows. Thecollegefix.com (1/11/16) reported on this class, which happened this past fall. Avila can be heard to claim that terrorism on American soil by foreigners, e.g., Muslims from other countries, is a myth (beyond 9/11) and that white Christian men commit...
  • Police: Man in Bra and Wig Found in Women's Bathroom

    01/27/2016 8:26:07 AM PST · by ppaul · 37 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 03/15/2013 | KOMO Staff
    EVERETT, Wash. - A man wearing a bra and wig was arrested Friday after he was spotted in a women's bathroom at Everett Community College, police said. Officers responded to the scene at about 1:30 p.m. after a college staff member said she saw the man go into the women's rest room and alerted security personnel. An investigation found that the suspect had gone into the rest room while two women were inside, according to a police report. The women were later interviewed and said they had no idea that the man was there. When police interviewed the man, he...
  • Teacher Conducts Racial Experiment on First-Graders -

    01/27/2016 5:38:15 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 16 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 1/25/2016 | Admin
    A teacher in Minneola, Florida is under fire for a lesson in racism she gave to students returning from the Martin Luther King holiday. The teacher, who works at a charter school called Minneola Elementary, conducted a social experiment meant to show her children the dangers of discrimination. One problem: The kids are only in the first grade. Second problem: She didn't clear the lesson with administrators. Third problem: She didn't notify parents until after the lesson had taken place. This trio of problems has her in hot water with parents, to say nothing of Principal Sherry Watts. Watts said...
  • Florida: Christian schools can't pray at championship game

    01/27/2016 5:47:02 AM PST · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 26, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Prayer is important at Florida's Cambridge Christian School. "We train our students that prayer is foundational to their walk with Christ," Head of School Tim Euler told me. "Our faith is founded in prayer." So when Cambridge Christian faced off against University Christian School last December in the 2A state championship football game, they asked the Florida High School Athletic Association if they could begin with a word of prayer. The FHSAA said no.
  • Undercover Video Exposes Common Core

    01/26/2016 4:36:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2016 | Phyllis Schlafly
    A new set of undercover videos has been released by Project Veritas, the organization started by young journalist James O'Keefe who exposed ACORN in 2009 and NPR in 2011, resulting in the resignation of top officials at both organizations. The new videos reveal the mindset of the people who developed the Common Core education materials and the publishers who profit from it. The expose comes just in time for the opening of this year's Education Policy Conference in St. Louis, which is the essential event for parents, citizens and educators concerned about what our children are being taught (and not...
  • Betrayed by the Dream Factory

    01/26/2016 10:39:02 AM PST · by TroutStalker · 27 replies
    Slate.com ^ | Jan. 26 2016 | Samual Garner
    My life and career have been scarred by the naïve exchange I made at college: an education of questionable value for a dangerous amount of debt. Every once in a while, when I’m feeling overwhelmed, I watch college commencement ceremonies on YouTube. These rituals remind me how perverse our higher-education system is—and of the empty idealism that colleges and universities sell us: We are here today, donning our ceremonial robes and caps, to recite the traditional vacuous platitudes and wish you well in paying off high-interest student loans for which we are in no way held accountable. Let us now...
  • Winston-Salem State University placed on lockdown [All clear #26]

    01/25/2016 7:51:42 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 26 replies
    FOX 8 ^ | 1/25/16 | FOX 8
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem State University is currently on lockdown, according to campus police. A RamALERT was sent out that read: RamALERT: WSSU campus is currently on lockdown. Secure inside a room until further advised. Do not come to campus if currently off campus until advised. It is unclear why the university was placed on lockdown. Winston-Salem police confirm they are assisting WSSU police.
  • Ted Cruz Boldly Calls This ‘The Civil Rights Issue Of The 21st Century’ [video]

    01/25/2016 3:48:15 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 7 replies
    The Politistick ^ | January 25, 2016 | Jon Conradi
    Monday is the beginning of National School Choice Week, featuring over 16,000 organized events across the country, an attempt to take on the anti-choice progressive left in America, the Democrat Party that prefers a government monopoly in the nation's school system in order to continue brainwashing children with their godless and anti-American Marxist ideology. Constitutional conservative presidential candidate Ted Cruz, a long proponent of school choice in America, came out with a video both celebrating and supporting school choice on Monday - calling it the "civil rights issue of the 21st century."...
  • Federal Reserve Study Shows Race Determines Your Likelihood of Becoming a Millionaire

    01/24/2016 6:51:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | January 24, 2016 | Manny Otiko
    Many white Americans like to believe the United States is a country with a level playing field, where everyone has a fair chance of making it. But a recent Bloomberg article states that race has a lot to do with your economic success. Bloomberg gathered data from economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Writer Victoria Stilwell also posed the question: Would it be possible to calculate the odds of being a millionaire for anyone in the U.S., based on age, education and race? The economists, who had already conducted extensive research on the subject, found that race...
  • Gov. Kasich has a secret: Scandal at the education department

    01/24/2016 5:17:55 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 16 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | Jan 23 2016 | MARILOU JOHANEK
    Gov. Kasich has a secret. He hides it well as he peddles his plain-spoken, real-deal, son-of-a-mailman sales pitch as a Republican presidential candidate in New Hampshire. The secret is secure with Kasich loyalists. Mr. Kasich is mum about the details, but a left-leaning blog with an emphasis on Ohio and national politics is on the right track. Plunderbund suggests "a scandal begging to be born" is bubbling in the governor's home state. Out-of-state media are oblivious to the disgrace at the Ohio Department of Education. Team Kasich has effectively kept the story under wraps on the campaign trail. [ ]...
  • A Moment of Sanity at Oberlin

    01/24/2016 3:44:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 24, 2016 | Roger Kimball
    Some years ago, I conceived a business idea which I hereby make available free and for nothing to any enterprising soul who wishes to do a bit of good for the community. You know how there are services that store "cord blood" of newborns which, being rich in stem cells, could be used later in life to treat various diseases? My idea is somewhat similar. Here's how it would work. Whenever an aspiring academic bureaucrat is appointed to the presidency of a college or university, this service would undertake, for a small recurring fee, to receive and safely store his...
  • VIDEO: Black woman says Trump ‘gives real hope and change’

    01/24/2016 11:16:11 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 18 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 1/13/2016 | OLAF EKBERG
    The presidential candidacy of Donald Trump is poised to shake up the political make up of America. A higher percentage Democrats and Independents are moving in Trump's direction. Just one example is a black female Democrat in Atlanta who says Trump opened her eyes. "Trump gives me real hope and change, not fake hope and change. I'm voting for America because I believe in America. "I never thought I'd be saying these words about the country. Democrats don't speak about the country but I've woken up, I've seen the truth and the truth is Trump, I believe in this guy...
  • Trump's Boast: Blacks will like me better than Obama

    01/24/2016 11:00:27 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/24/2016 | Howard Kurtz
    In an interview airing Sunday on Fox's "Media Buzz," Trump told me there is already great affection for him in the black community. "Look, the African Americans love me because they know I am going to bring back jobs," he told me at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas. Okay, a pretty standard Trumpian boast. But then he said this: "They are going to like me better than they like Obama. The truth is Obama has done nothing for them." The statement was so audacious that it took me a split-second to react. "Did you just say," I interrupted,...
  • Common Core Politicizing America’s Schoolchildren

    01/24/2016 6:20:46 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 1/24/2016 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    "Common Core will be raising good little socialists, who are in tune with their feelings, not so much their critical thinking skills."-Author unknown "Common sense of the common people is more important for the health of the nation than the ideas of the philosophical elites."-Wayne Brasler The best documentary on the National Common Core Standards, Building the Machine, was directed by Ian A. Reid, who set out to illuminate the sixty-two percent of Americans who had not heard of Common Core in 2013. Common Core, the brainchild and work of 30 individuals under the aegis of the Governors' Association and...
  • Cheap oil is killing Oklahoma’s economy

    01/23/2016 12:59:38 PM PST · by shepardspie33 · 34 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | January 23, 2016 | Brian Woodward
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- As oil prices continue to slide with no recovery in sight, the Oklahoma economy has begun to contract. Oil prices have fallen to 12 year lows, and the industry is undergoing its largest downturn since the 1990's. Meanwhile, investment bank forecasts continue to become more bearish. According to the latest data released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, gross domestic product in Oklahoma declined 2.4 percent in the second quarter, ranking last among U.S. states. Prompted by depressed oil prices, these numbers were a stark reversal of the 6.5 percentage growth that occurred during the first quarter....
  • Middle school student suspended for helping classmate during asthma attack

    01/22/2016 5:04:54 PM PST · by daisy12 · 60 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | January 22, 2016 | Fox News Latino
    A student in Killeen, Texas, was suspended on Tuesday after he picked up a classmate who was having an asthma attack and carried her to the nurse's office against his teacher's instructions. Anthony Ruelas, 15, a student at Gateway Middle School, an alternative school in the Killeen Independent School District (ISD), said his classmate was "wheezing and gagging for three minutes" when his teacher said everyone should stay calm and wait for an email reply from the nurse in response to the situation, Texas TV station KCEN reported. Ruelas said he knew that his friend "needed help," which is why...
  • Christian college's faculty opposes effort to fire professor for comparing Christianity to Islam

    01/22/2016 11:38:51 AM PST · by Faith Presses On · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/22/16
    The faculty council at an Illinois Christian college recommended Wednesday that the school end its effort to fire a professor who asserted while wearing a headscarf that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. Wheaton College Faculty Council chairman Lynn Cohick said in a letter to her colleagues that the council unanimously agreed the termination effort against associate political science professor Larycia Hawkins should "be withdrawn due to grave concerns about the process." Hawkins drew national attention when she began wearing a headscarf to show soldiarity with Muslims who had experienced what she called "vitriolic" rhetoric following the Paris and...
  • Kent State president reacts to investigation into professor’s ISIS ties

    01/22/2016 11:01:07 AM PST · by AuntB · 9 replies
    Fox8 ^ | Jan. 20 , 2016 | Jen Steer and Dave Nethers
    KENT, Ohio-- A Kent State professor is being investigated for ties to ISIS and the school's president is reacting. The FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security have been investigating associate history professor Julio Pino for more than a year. Emily Mills, the editor of the student-run Daily Kent Stater, said she was contacted by federal authorities regarding Pino and was given permission to publish that information. Mills has been writing about the controversial professor for years. Pino, a Cuban-born American citizen, said he was raised as a Christian, but left his faith as a teenager and in 2000...
  • Common Core Exec: 'Damn the Second Amendment'Says conservatives are "idiots."

    01/22/2016 4:38:26 AM PST · by xzins · 35 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 21 Jan 16 | Trey Sanchez
    Project Veritas has released its third undercover video of another Common Core executive revealing the political ideology behind the national educational standards. And this time the anti-American agenda is made clear. The featured Common Core salesperson in this video is Kim Koerber of National Geographic Education (funded by the Gates Foundation, by the way) and a former Pearson Education publishing executive. Her expressions of hatred for America's founding documents coupled with her undying love for Common Core brings the problem to an entirely new level. Plus, she brings a new meaning to the word disgust when talking about those...
  • Rape of a basketball player, accusations of abuse and bullying tear apart a Tenn. high school

    01/22/2016 8:24:52 AM PST · by NRx · 97 replies
    WaPo ^ | 01-22-2016 | Sarah Kaplan
    First they heard the screams. Karl Williams, the assistant coach for the Ooltewah High School basketball team, hurried downstairs to the rooms where the 14 teenage players were staying for the duration of their four day tournament in Gatlinburg, Tenn. There he found a 15-year-old freshman player covered in blood, urine and feces, Hamilton County District Attorney General Neal Pinkston told ESPN. Two sophomore players were holding the boy down, while a third teammate, a senior, shoved a pool cue up his rectum. The freshman was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery to repair his bladder and colon, which...
  • Ohio State: students may have ‘moral obligation’ to participate in Black Lives Matter

    01/21/2016 6:18:04 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 31 replies
    The Ohio State University English Department is preparing to host a series of events this semester exploring whether its students have a particular “moral obligation” to endorse the aims of the Black Lives Matter movement. “As the Black Lives Matter movement has grown, students have played a pivotal role in drawing attention to circumstances of structural racism, sexism, classism, and heterosex-ism in our schools and universities,” the OSU English Department said in an email to the entire department Thursday. “To highlight the important role that the humanities can play in addressing these disparities, the Department of English will join a...