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  • The Degeneration of American Schools: From Revering the Bible to Reviling the Bible

    10/09/2015 12:13:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | October 9, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Did you know that in 1647, early American settlers passed the “Old Satan Deluder Act” to encourage children’s education so they could learn to read the Bible? According to Christian educator Tim Hoy, “One of the earliest education laws in our country was passed by the early settlers in 1647, called the ‘Old Satan Deluder Act.’ The settlers came to America to escape religious and political persecution in Europe. They believed that the persecutions (acts carried out under Satan’s delusion) were allowed to take place because of the populace’s illiteracy in general and biblical illiteracy in particular. To combat a...
  • Irving Releases (14 pages of) Threatening Emails (ClockMed)

    10/09/2015 12:19:37 PM PDT · by wtd · 12 replies
    CBSDFW/KTVTTV ^ | 10/9/2015
    CBS video: Irving Releases 14 pages of Threatening Emails Quote: "There are consequences. We are a group of aircraft owners, operators and pilots who provide free emergency and non-emergency space available air transportation." "Not for you (expletive)'s. All employees of Irving ISD and the Irving PD and their immediate family members are banned from our aircraft." "That means that our members will watch your child die bleeding and convulsing on the Love Field tarmac." "If you do not stand down and (back) away from your position, I'll be detaining police officers in your jurisdiction who possess any suspicious looking...
  • Wichita State U Changes Chapel to Appease Muslims

    10/09/2015 11:19:03 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 15 replies
    conservativefiringline ^ | October 8, 2015 | Faye Higbee
    The marginalization of Christianity is on a runaway train in America. Wichita State University renovated its chapel to accommodate Muslims. Christian-related objects were removed. The backlash was furious. In May, workers removed Christian items like the pews and the altar. Chairs have been set up to replace the pews and make room for Muslim prayer rugs. That did not sit well with alumni, many of whom are donors to the University. If they wanted to provide a place for Muslims, why didnt they just give them a separate place? Because Muslims want dominance. The Schools Student Body President is accusing...
  • Clemson University apologizes for serving Mexican food

    10/09/2015 11:21:17 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 75 replies
    Clemson University issued an apology to students on Thursday after what appears to be a small group of students were offended by an annual Mexican cuisine event put on by university dining services. Clemson Dinings "Maximum Mexican" night, has become a student favorite over the last several years, and this year was no different, at first.
  • Northern Arizona University incident becomes 46th shooting at a school this year

    10/09/2015 7:55:58 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    Newsweak ^ | October 9, 2015 | Polly Mosendz
    One person is dead and three were wounded.
  • Northern Arizona University shooting followed confrontation, police say

    10/09/2015 7:53:58 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 31 replies ^ | 10/9/2015 | Michael Pearson, Faith Karimi and Tina Burnside
    (CNN)A confrontation between students in a parking lot at Northern Arizona University turned deadly overnight Friday when, police say, a freshman pulled a gun and shot four male students -- killing one. What led the suspect, identified by university police as Steven Jones, 18 -- to open fire around 1:20 a.m. Friday remained unclear. University police Chief Gregory T. Fowler said Jones was cooperating with investigators.
  • U.S. military bars University of Phoenix recruiting

    10/09/2015 8:55:36 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 27 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Oct. 9, 2015 | Ben Kesling and Douglas Belkin
    The Department of Defense on Thursday placed the University of Phoenix system on probation, barring the for-profit school giant from recruiting on military bases and preventing troops from using federal money for classes. The Defense Department provided few details on the move, but the university system has been subjected to scrutiny by the department and Congress for months.
  • A Tale of Two Dead White Males

    10/08/2015 11:03:33 PM PDT · by 100American · 10 replies
    City Journal ^ | October 8, 2015 | ADAM FREEDMAN
    The 2015 academic year opened with protests against two Ivy League universities with campuses featuring buildings named for long-dead, white, southern, and racist politiciansbut only one of the protests is getting any attention so far. At Yale, the school year began with a demand from students and some alumni that the university change the name of Calhoun College, a residential college named for John C. Calhoun, an antebellum slaveholder, ardent proponent of slavery, and longtime federal officeholder. According to an online petition that circulated over the summer, the murders of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina required the removal...
  • Students React to Possibility of Allowing Guns on Campus

    10/08/2015 3:26:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 10/7 | Marissa Bagg
    The heinous violence that unraveled at a community college in Oregon last week is fresh on students' minds at Miami Dade College. Students are more uneasy to learn lawmakers in Tallahassee are considering a bill to allow guns on Florida school campuses. "It makes me anxious and unsafe to know anybody could be carrying a gun. We're all human and capable of having a bad day," said Shaloma Gutierrez, MDC student. "I feel it'd be more provocative for violence. I don't agree and I hope it changes and it just doesn't pass," said Sydne Garcia, MDC student. Those students mirror...
  • Mass Shootings Spur San Bruno School to Hire Private Security

    10/08/2015 8:03:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Oct 7, 2015 | Robert Handa
    The mass shootings in incidents across the country have spurred many schools and churches to look for new ways to increase security. One of the most unique strategies is now in place at a private San Bruno school. An undercover private security firm is on the Church of the Highlands campus, using a strategy normally reserved for protecting corporate clients. The school has not had any violent incidents, but leaders were concerned about what has been going on around the country and decided to boost security without making the effort obvious. "I keep everything concealed," said Manny Sanchez, a former...
  • Former Chicago School Chief Goes Down In MASSIVE Corruption Bust

    10/08/2015 1:38:41 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Blake Neff
    The former head of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) was indicted Thursday for allegedly participating in a bribery scheme that illegally influenced more than $20 million in city spending. According to the charges against her, ex-CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett steered a no-bid $20.5 million contract to the consulting company SUPES Academy in return for bribes and the promise of a job after she left her post. Prosecutors claim that Byrd-Bennetts corrupt dealings began in April 2012, when she first arrived in Chicago to work as chief education adviser, and continued for the next three years. U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon said Byrd-Bennett...
  • National Education Conference to Blame White Teachers and Students for School Woes

    10/08/2015 1:09:34 PM PDT · by massmike · 35 replies ^ | 10/08/2015 | n/a
    A major national conference for teachers and school administrators starting on Saturday, October 10, in Baltimore will focus exclusively on race and racism, featuring workshops on interrupting whiteness in American schools, the dominance of White supremacy in society, White privilege enjoyed by Caucasian students, white domination of thought, and how to decenter whiteness. The conference, officially titled The National Summit for Courageous Conversation 2015, is organized by the Pacific Educational Group (PEG), a large and influential consulting firm hired by hundreds of school districts nationwide often under pressure from the federal government to address racial gaps in scholastic...
  • Ex-Chicago Public Schools leader charged with corruption

    10/08/2015 11:29:48 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    yahoo News ^ | Oct 08, 2015 | MICHAEL TARM
    The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools was indicted on corruption charges Thursday in an alleged bribery and kickback scheme to steer $20 million worth of no-bid contracts to education companies. Barbara Byrd-Bennett was indicted about four months after she resigned amid the investigation into the contract was between the district and SUPES Academy, a training academy where she once worked as a consultant. She was appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to lead the nation' third-largest school district in 2012
  • SWAT team descends on CO school over students Halloween costume

    10/08/2015 10:48:33 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    EAG News ^ | October 8, 2015 | Victor Skinner
    A female high school student awaits a disciplinary hearing and could face expulsion for wearing a Halloween costume to school that prompted officials to lock down the building Wednesday. An unnamed female student was spotted in the hallway at Pueblo County High School early yesterday morning wearing a gas mask and trench coat, and a classmate reported her to school officials, The Pueblo Chieftain reports. The teen was hauled to the office where she was interrogated by the police, who also placed the school on lockdown for about an hour.
  • Mac-and-cheese jackass apparently kicked out of college

    10/08/2015 10:26:41 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 74 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8 October 2015 | Sophia Rosenbaum
    The obnoxious bro who went ballistic after a UConn dining hall refused to serve him mac and cheese will now apparently be denied a diploma from the school as well. Luke Gatti was spotted leaving the University of Connecticut campus Wednesday with a car full of his belongings.
  • Indiana University fraternity is suspended after graphic video of sexual hazing is leaked

    10/08/2015 7:18:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 8, 2015 | Staff
    A fraternity at the University of Indiana has been suspended after video surfaced of what is purported to be a member being forced to perform oral sex on a woman as fellow members goad him on. The apparent 'sexual hazing' was of an Alpha Tau Omega pledge. Graphic video of the incident was posted to Reddit on Wednesday. Administrators at the school reacted swiftly, tweeting Wednesday:
  • California exit exam abolished, diplomas to be awarded

    10/08/2015 7:23:19 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 29 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 10/08/2015 | Sharon Noguchi
    Upending a hallmark of California school reform, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a bill that will award diplomas to thousands of young people who failed the California High School Exit Exam in the past decade. The new law, which takes effect in January, will allow former high school students who failed the test as far back as 2004 to now graduate, as long as they passed all of their required high school classes. The new law effectively undoes the decade-old requirement, imposed after a hard and bitter fight, that students pass a standardized exam in order to earn a...
  • What happened to Minnesotas education system?

    10/08/2015 6:55:35 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 31 replies
    Traditionally, Minnesota has been considered one of the top states in which to get a K-12 public education. The latest numbers regarding reading and math proficiency from the states Department of Education, though, serve as a warning that not all is well in the land of 10,000 lakes. Below is a chart using data from the Minnesota Department of Education that gives a high-level perspective of how students are doing in the state:
  • Outgoing Education Secretary: Provide Financial Aid for Illegal Immigrants

    10/08/2015 7:38:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/08/2015 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Outgoing Education Secretary Arne Duncan called on Congress to provide financial aid to illegal immigrant children. We have to invest more heavily in early childhood education. We have to make sure we give financial aid to our undocumented students and the fact that as a nation we have yet to do that is a travesty, Duncan said at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute conference in Washington. As a nation I just think what we are doing is absolutely backwards. We cut off our nose to spite our face. Think of young people who this is their country that they have...
  • 3 UA Students Among 4 Charged in Rape of Unconscious Tuscaloosa College Student

    10/07/2015 9:29:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies ^ | October 07, 2015 | Carol Robinson
    A woman is in a Tuscaloosa hospital and four men are behind bars after a reported gang rape. Three of the suspects are students at the University of Alabama, police said this afternoon. The victim is a student as Shelton State Community College. Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit investigators were called to a home in the 5500 block of Old Montgomery Highway about 10 a.m. Tuesday on a possible sexual assault. When they arrived, the learned the unresponsive 22-year-old victim had been taken DCH Regional Medical Center, said Capt. Gary Hood. Witnesses told lawmen they found the young woman unresponsive...
  • MU student to burn ISIS flag on campus [Not all College Kids are Obama Cultists]

    10/07/2015 8:06:35 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    ABC 17 ^ | 10/7/15 | Jessica Quick
    A University of Missouri senior plans to burn the ISIS flag on campus on Thursday afternoon. Ian Paris contacted ABC 17 News this week and said, "ISIS has violated the liberties and freedoms of millions of people through genocide, deadly religious persecutions, modern-day enslavement, sexual violence, use of chemical weapons, beheadings, and has killed about 250,000 people."
  • Disproportionately gay: An alarming trend in youth literature

    10/07/2015 4:28:01 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 31 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/5/2015 | Eric Metaxas
    October 5, 2015 (BreakPoint) -- The way to win over a culture is to capture the minds and hearts of its young people. The gay-rights movement has certainly learned that lesson, which helps explain a current trend in youth literature. Anyone who reads books for teens these days will tell you that portrayals of gay relationships and characters are rapidly increasing.
  • Eastern Kentucky University cancels classes, cites threat

    10/07/2015 10:53:30 AM PDT · by don-o · 17 replies
    AP via WJHL-TV ^ | October 7, 2015
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Eastern Kentucky University says it has canceled classes for the rest of the week because of an escalating threat after the discovery of graffiti that threatened to kill all this week. The school said Wednesday that it increased police presence around the campus in Richmond, Kentucky.
  • University of Toronto alters bathroom policy after two reports of voyeurism

    10/07/2015 10:06:28 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 24 replies
    The Star ^ | Oct 05 2015 | Ramisha Farooq
    The University of Toronto has decreased the number of gender-neutral bathrooms in one of its colleges after two women became victims of voyeurism when they were filmed while showering. Toronto Police Const. Victor Kwong said Monday that two women in separate instances at the Whitney Hall residence reported that they saw a cellphone reach over the shower-stall dividers in an attempt to record them. Police have yet to find any information about the culprit, but the investigation is ongoing. At least one gender-neutral washroom remains on each floor. Melinda Scott, the dean of students at University College, said some bathrooms...
  • A Tale of Two Schools, One Building

    10/07/2015 7:29:08 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/06/15 | Nicholas Simmons
    Over the past three school years, I unintentionally participated in a tragic educational case study on the west side of Harlem. I worked in the same building as the Wadleigh Secondary School, at which 0% of students in grades six through eight met state standards in math or English. That isnt a typo: Not a single one of the 33 students passed either exam, though many of the questions are as straightforward as What is 15% of 60? Two floors above Wadleigh, I taught math at Success Academy Harlem West, a public charter school. The students there eat in the...
  • Prison debate team victorious over Harvard champs

    10/07/2015 5:13:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    the week ^ | 10/7/15 | Catherine Garcia
    The debate team from New York's Eastern Correctional Facility has major bragging rights, after beating the national debate championship team from Harvard. In September, the inmates invited the Harvard team to the Napanoch prison for a friendly match. The Eastern Correctional Facility team was formed two years ago, and the men take debate classes taught by faculty at Bard College; about 15 percent of the inmates are enrolled in different courses through the Bard Prison Initiative. "Students in the prison are held to the exact same standards, levels of rigor, and expectation as students on Bard's main campus," Max Kenner,...
  • Culver Academies opts to pull firearms from campus security guards

    10/06/2015 5:30:55 PM PDT · by John W · 46 replies
    21 Alive News ^ | October 6, 2015 | Jeff Neumeyer
    CULVER, Ind. (21Alive) -- A prestigious school west of Fort Wayne, known for its military disciplines, is causing a stir with a policy change regarding firearms. That change comes near the time of the latest terrible school massacre in the U.S. Considering Culver's roots as a military school dating back to 1894, it was a surprise when last week Culver Academies school officials announced security officers would no longer carry weapons. The school administration declined to talk on camera and said allowing us to interview students would go against the best interest of their safety. A statement released by Culver,...
  • Teacher Gives PATHETIC Assignment on Islam, then a Mother DOES THIS!

    10/06/2015 11:24:48 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 43 replies
    political insider ^ | 10/6/2015 | TPIWriter
    Too often, our children are prohibited from learning the Christian principles America is founded upon. This is thanks to liberal teachers and political correctness. But schools seem to have no problem teaching Islamand one students mother in Bakersfield, California is furious about it! Her son is in the 7th grade, and was given a hand out entitled Islamic Beliefs and Practices where students were taught to memorize the 5 Pillars of Islam and view a YouTube video. The mother made it clear that her son will NOT be participating. She first shared details of the assignment on KGET-TV 17 Facebooks...
  • Planned Parenthoods Campus Empire

    10/06/2015 7:30:42 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 5, 2015 | Mary Grabar
    The original post appeared on the website Dissident Prof. Posted October 2, 2015, by Mary Grabar: As reported last week, Planned Parenthoods lobbying efforts against the vote to deny them federal funds was assisted by Hamilton College, which hosted performance artist Rhodessa Jones, along with about a dozen representatives from the local Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson, to give students a Planned Parenthood-positive message. The college continued the push by participating in the nationwide Pink Out day on September 29. In a campus-wide email Hamilton students were asked to show appreciation for Planned Parenthood by wearing pink. They were invited to...
  • Suppressing Free Speech: The Orwellian mindset of professors at even "moderate" universities.

    10/06/2015 7:50:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/06/2015 | Prof. Walter Williams
    I receive loads of mail in response to my weekly nationally syndicated column. Some recent mail has been quite disturbing. Here's a sample: "Given your support of freedom on a great many issues, I wish to bring to your attention the following George Mason University staff who have formally called on the President to use RICO statutes to punish organizations and individuals who dispute the 'consensus' of the" Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The writer goes on to say, "I am appalled that anyone associated with George Mason would so misuse the power of the Federal government." The writer names...
  • Portland State course aims to 'make whiteness strange'

    10/06/2015 9:50:49 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 37 replies ^ | Oct 5, 2015 | Peter Hasson
    According to Portland State University Professors Rachel Sanders White Privilege course, whiteness must be dismantled if racial justice will ever be achieved. Students taking the course will endeavor to make whiteness strange.
  • At Wesleyan U, the Argument of Choice Is Shut Up!

    10/06/2015 10:02:39 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/6/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    By NY Post Editorial Board Commentary by John Velisek USN (Ret), CiR Staff Writer Move over, trigger warnings, and make way for full-blown censorship. Students and staff at Wesleyan University are demanding the school cut funding to its own newspaper, The Wesleyan Argus, for publishing a column questioning the Black Lives Matter movement. Whats in this piece of blasphemy? The op-ed asks BLMers to rethink how theyre approaching the problem of racial injustice and recommends they distance themselves from the vilification and denigration of the police. Sounds pretty reasonable to us. Not to some in the ever-outraged Wesleyan community. Until...
  • Political Correctness, Not Critical Thinking, is the Key to Our Demise

    10/06/2015 9:30:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/06/15 | Leigh Bravo
    We must get back to common sense, logic and critical thinking and it must begin at home and within our educational institutions We have all heard it before. Students at colleges and universities around the country are demanding that anyone who has a differing opinion than their own should be tarred, feathered, banned and removed from their sight. Student groups claim that inviting anyone with a differing opinion onto their campus threatens their very safety or well-being. Sound ridiculous? Leaders at these educational institutions are listening to these demands resulting in the creation of a generation that is single-minded, self-absorbed,...
  • Professor: Not Being a Red-Head Now a "Privilege"

    10/06/2015 8:31:58 AM PDT · by rightistight · 57 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 10/6/15 | Aurelius
    According to Professor Andrew Pegoda, not being a red-head is now a "privilege." Pegoda teaches at both the University of Houston-Clear Lake and at Alvin Community College. In an article titled "What Acknowledging Privilege Means To Me (and You), or Privilege Explained in 187 Words," Pegoda outlines what it means to acknowledge his "White (and cis-Male) Privilege." Pegoda writes that privilege means "that my accomplishmentsor perhaps more accurately, my access and opportunities to have said accomplishmentsare due in part (and probably a greater part than even I am able to or even comfortable articulating) to deeply-ingrained, institutional forces fully beyond...
  • Arne Duncans Dismal Record ( Common Core

    10/05/2015 3:16:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | October 5, 2015 | Frederick M. Hess
    On Friday, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced he would be stepping down after nearly seven years on the job. This makes it a good moment to assess Duncans legacy, especially since his tenure has been shrouded by more than its fair share of puffery and overheated PR. This was predictable when it came to the usual Obama cheerleaders (Tom Friedman wanted Duncan to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state). But it also showed up at times as generous, even fawning, laurels tossed by the likes of David Brooks, Jeb Bush, Newt Gingrich, and Lamar Alexander. ... Duncan ...
  • Charlatans and Sheep: Part III

    10/05/2015 2:18:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 6, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    The prevailing social dogma of our time that economic and other disparities among groups are strange, if not sinister has set off bitter disputes between those who blame genetic differences and those who blame discrimination. Both sides ignore the possibility that groups themselves may differ in their orientations, their priorities and in what they are prepared to sacrifice for the sake of other things. Back in the early 19th century, an official of the Russian Empire reported that even the poorest Jews saw to it that their daughters could read, and their homes had at least ten books....
  • High school students engage in mass disobedience after principal cancels 'America Pride Day'

    10/05/2015 7:16:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies ^ | 10/5/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Jackson Hole High principal Scott Crisp blamed the results of a student survey and his concerns that some students may feel excluded if they see an American flag for the administrations decision to cancel America Pride Day.
  • America Needs to Let Go of Its Reverence for the Bachelor's Degree

    10/05/2015 9:11:08 AM PDT · by Borges · 62 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/2015 | MARY ALICE MCCARTHY
    Two years ago, my nephew was set to graduate from Marylands Towson University with a degree in political science. After six long years, both he and his parents were ready to breathe a sigh of reliefhe had made it to the finish line. He had never been excited about school, and his parents had worried about his lack of enthusiasm, wishing he could be engaged in something that ignited his curiosity and provided him more of a motivation to focus, something more hands-on and practical. But they also knew that without a bachelors degree, my nephews ability to move into...
  • This European country has the talent for tech innovation [How they educate their children]

    10/05/2015 8:07:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/05/2015
    When you think of tech innovation, places like Silicon Valley and Boston spring to mind. But flying under the world's radar is Switzerland, where inventions like a solar plane that just completed the longest solo-flight ever without fuel are born. And while Europe was busy debating bitcoin's future, Switzerland already opened up the region's first bitcoin ATM earlier this year. The country has managed to maintain its No. 1 ranking on the Global Innovation Index for four years in a row. Switzerland's rsum is definitely impressive: The country boasts the second-highest number of patents per person second to Japan....
  • Gunman shot woman in her wheelchair after demanding that she climb back into it off the ground

    10/05/2015 6:01:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4 October 2015 | Kelly Mclaughlin and Mia De Graaf and Martin Gould
    College gunman shot a woman in her wheelchair after demanding that she climb back into it off the ground A survivor of the attack said Chris Harper-Mercer shot a woman in a wheelchair who was accompanied by a service dog The survivor, how did want to be identified, was shot in the hand The 26-year-old killer reportedly ordered his Christian classmates to crawl into the middle of the room to be shot dead By Kelly Mclaughlin and Mia De Graaf For and Martin Gould In Roseburg, Oregon For Published: 18:48 EST, 4 October 2015 | Updated: 07:14 EST,...
  • PSU Students/Activists Protest Armed Campus Officers (Portland, Oregon)

    10/04/2015 1:34:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Skanner News ^ | September 28, 2015 | Donovan M. Smith
    Students and community members protesting Portland State University's then-proposal to arm campus security officers in a demonstration downtown last December. Nearly 100 students walked out of the PSU Convocation opening ceremonies to protest the administrations decision to arm campus security last December. Inside the Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom the diverse crowd of students chanted Disarm PSU! and Black Lives Matter! before leading the rally into the streets of downtown. Olivia Pace, freshman at PSU and an organizer for the schools student union who organized the event said the groups attempts to work with administration to reverse their decision have...
  • 12-year-old boy suspended for staring at girl

    10/04/2015 2:17:12 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 48 replies
    WXIX ^ | 10/04/2015 | Michael Baldwin
    A 12-year-old boy is suspended from school for 'staring' at another student. It happened in September of 2014 at St. Gabriel Consolidated School in Glendale. The parents filed suit in Hamilton County Common Pleas court to try and get the suspension erased claiming the school didnt give their son due process. A Judge denied the claim, which means as of now the suspension of the 12-year-old stands. The perception is he intimidated her, said Candice Tolbert, his mother. My son stared at a girl who was engaged in a staring game, she said. She giggled the entire time, she said...
  • Failed NY Education Commissioner Is the New Secretary of Education

    10/04/2015 12:50:06 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | October 3, 2015 | S. Noble
    John King Jr. was a miserable failure as Commissioner of Education in New York. He waylaid his failure in New York into the assistants job in the US Department of Education. He will be the new Secretary of Education. King came to New York as an extremely well-educated egghead with little educational experience and none in public schools. He implemented Common Core in a bizarre manner and blamed the horrendous results on New Yorks ignorant children. Even though New Yorks standards were the highest in the nation, he claimed the students were not used to high standards. He tied...

    10/03/2015 12:10:20 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 47 replies ^ | 1/2/1989 | Natalie and Gerald Sirkin
    Western culture is not transmitted through the genes. It has to be taught to each succeeding generation. To transmit this heritage, we depend on our schools and colleges. Never has a public trust been more misplaced. We are reminded of the rupturing of our cultural pipeline by the current debate over curricular changes at Stanford University. In a speech at Stanford on April 18, Secretary of Education William J. Bennett blasted that University for scrapping its basic course, "Western Thought," which has been required for all freshmen. The "Western Thought" course was introduced in 1980. It was a step toward...
  • Tennessee School Districts REFUSE to Comply with Open Records Requests and Reveal Contents ...

    10/03/2015 7:29:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 10/3/15 | Pamela Geller
    A local activist informs me that an open records request is related to a grassroots reaction among parents against an inappropriate focus on Islam in history and social studies courses in Tennessee middle schools. Earlier this month, for example, parents in the Nashville suburb of in Spring Hill expressed alarm because their public middle school children are learning about Islam in a world history class but, the parents say, the course material pointedly ignores Christianity.But Tennessee school officials are stonewalling. Clearly they have something to hide. And this islamization is going on in school districts all over the country. Read...
  • Education Secretary Arne Duncan to Step Down in December

    10/02/2015 4:05:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | Oct 2 2015, 5:15 PM ET | Halimah Abdullah
    Education Secretary Arne Duncanan advocate for reform and, at times, a target for criticism from the left and the rightwill be stepping down from his post in December. Duncan is one of just two remaining Cabinet secretaries who have served in the administration since the beginning of President Barack Obamas first term. The other is Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Obama lauded Duncans efforts at education reform saying Americas going to be better off for what he has done. During his tenure, Duncan occasionally drew the ire of liberals and conservatives for such as initiatives the Race to the Top competitive...
  • Georgia Schools Are Teaching Kids "Allah Is the Same God Worshipped By Jews and Christians"

    10/02/2015 9:24:15 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 71 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 10/02/2015 | Casey Fiano
     There’s nothing necessarily wrong with children learning about Islam. But learning about Islam to the exclusion of Christianity, and that Allah is the same God worshipped by Jews and Christians, has a lot of parents angry. Several Walton County parents say their children are being forced to learn about Islam, and want the option to exclude their children from these lessons. The teaching of Islam has banded together a group of upset parents. “My daughter had to learn the Shiad, and the five pillars of Islam, which is what you learn to convert, but they never once learned anything...
  • Blacks, Latinos Face New Problem: Math Misplacement: Pushed to the back of the math class bus

    10/02/2015 7:10:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/02/2015 | Rod Kackley
    California Sen. Holly Mitchell (D) connects the lack of racial diversity in Silicon Valley with racially motivated “math misplacement.”She claims middle-school algebra teachers are holding back black and Latino kids from advancing to ninth-grade geometry, even though they are doing just as well as white kids who are getting a grade of “B” or better, and are meeting or exceeding state standard assessments.However, the study that Mitchell and others supporting her effort cite as proof of their position also shows the real problem is actually with middle-school algebra teachers. Many of them just aren’t very good at their jobs.The...
  • Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem for Colleges

    10/01/2015 2:18:07 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 41 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | 9-22-15 | Peter Gray
    A year ago I received an invitation from the head of Counseling Services at a major university to join faculty and administrators for discussions about how to deal with the decline in resilience among students. At the first meeting, we learned that emergency calls to Counseling had more than doubled over the past five years. Students are increasingly seeking help for, and apparently having emotional crises over, problems of everyday life. Recent examples mentioned included a student who felt traumatized because her roommate had called her a bitch and two students who had sought counseling because they had seen a...
  • Kill the Department of Ed.? Its been done

    10/01/2015 5:43:35 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | KEVIN KOSAR
    When Washingtons education bureaucracy comes under political attack, its common to pin responsibility for its existence on Jimmy Carter. He signed legislation to establish the Department of Education in 1979, and critics note that this imposed a new department on a country that had gotten along quite well without one for more than 200 years. But thats not quite true. It wasnt Jimmy Carter who launched the first Department of Education: it was Andrew Johnson, and the year was 1867. The department was small, ambitious and astonishingly short-lived. Congress abolished it and demoted its reformist chief just a year later.