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  • Teachers and Coaches Should Quit NEA in Wake of Kaepernick Award

    07/22/2018 12:24:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2018 | Carl Horowitz
    The National Education Association thinks Colin Kaepernick is an ideal role model. Many members, however, may take their loyalty elsewhere. And frankly, they should. On July 1, the NEA honored Kaepernick, along with several other persons and organizations, with a “Human and Civil Rights” award in recognition of the former pro-football star’s campaign “to fight racial oppression through education and social justice activism.” The born-again political revolutionary, who these last couple years has been peddling the idea that police are conducting a nationwide pogrom against innocent blacks, accepted the honor with predictable melodrama. “To me, this is bigger than football...
  • LaVar Ball: 'If you want to be a pro athlete, you don't need to spend 50% of your time in class'

    07/21/2018 3:09:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 61 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | July 20, 2018 | Ryan Young
    Full title: LaVar Ball: 'If you want to be a professional athlete, you don't need to spend 50 percent of your time in class' LaVar Ball’s Junior Basketball Association has officially kicked off, and he’s out promoting it constantly. Now, the idea behind his league is solid. It provides his sons, LiAngelo and LaMelo — and countless others — an opportunity to play competitive basketball outside of the NCAA while they make a push to play professionally. It also offers athletes a chance to make money while doing it. Except in a recent interview with SBNation’s Ricky O’Donnell, LaVar gave...
  • How Corporate America Is Filling The Gaps In Public Education

    07/18/2018 10:41:22 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 12 replies
    Safehaven.com ^ | 07-18-2018 | Fred
    America is trying to win a race of technological dominance over China, but the education system isn’t exactly playing along, and increasingly, it’s up to the corporate world to fill in the gaps. U.S. employers face serious skill shortages in several industries including health care and science and technology, with some reports claiming that as many as 500,000 tech jobs go unfilled each year, and the U.S. Labor Department saying for a decade starting in 2015 there will be an estimated 1 million computing jobs without applicants to fill them. The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) estimates that 1.8 million...
  • A Professor’s Tough Examination—Of Our Higher Education System

    07/18/2018 5:49:52 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | July 18, 2018 | George Leef
    There are lots of people in our higher education system who claim that it is “the envy of the world” and just needs more money to graduate more young Americans with the degrees that are supposedly in great demand. One naysayer who disputes that rosy picture is Professor Warren Treadgold, who teaches history at Saint Louis University. He has just written a book entitled The University We Need that gives readers a decidedly negative assessment of our higher education system. Something like the mafia’s code of silence—the academic omerta—keeps most professors from speaking unpleasant truths about the system, Treadgold argues,...
  • The Labor Market for Teachers Under Different Pay Schemes

    07/16/2018 6:24:57 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies
    Federal Reserve Bank of New York ^ | February 27, 2018 | Barbara Biasi
    Compensation of most US public school teachers is rigid and determined solely on the basis of seniority. This paper examines the effects of a major change in laws regulating teacher salaries. In 2011, the State of Wisconsin’s Act 10 gave school districts full authority to design their own independent compensation schemes for teachers. Newly collected data on district-level policies show that roughly half of all districts retained seniority-based schedules, whereas the other half switched to flexible compensation and started paying high-quality teachers more. Teacher quality (measured using test scores) increased by 0.05 standard deviations in districts with flexible pay relative...
  • The High Cost of Catering to SJWs on Campus: Dwindling Enrollment and Finances

    07/15/2018 4:41:19 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 13, 2018 | Tom Ciccota
    Over the last few years, a select few schools around the country have shown the high cost of catering to the demands of partisan activist groups and mobs of social justice warriors. Schools like Evergreen State College, the University of Missouri and Oberlin College are all notorious for their tendency to pander to social justice activists — and now they are paying the price. Although college enrollment is slightly declining throughout the country, these institutions have seen massive declines over just the past few years.
  • (What school was like) Learning during my 1970s High School years

    07/14/2018 7:02:38 PM PDT · by vannrox · 152 replies
    Metallicman ^ | June 2018 | editorial staff
    Do you remember what it was like going to High School in the 1970s? I do. I most certainly do. In fact, the older I get the more removed that I am from it. As time passes, it starts to look like some kind of a scene from “The Twilight Zone”. The truth is that the kind of life that I had growing up is really alien to the way kids grow up today. That is worrisome, and it really concerns me. When an American intern comes in to work for me, I am stunned just how absolutely helpless they...
  • Meanwhile, Inside Plato’s Cave

    07/14/2018 5:08:47 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-14-18 | MOTUS
    If  Leftists are outraged about Russians interfering with our elections why are they not more outraged about them infiltrating the basic institutions of democracy – education, religion, law, culture, media – in order to foment unrest and destroy this country from within? “EVERYTHING WE SEE IS A SHADOW CAST BY THAT WHICH WE DO NOT SEE.”- Martin Luther King, Jr. Oh, right; they’re on the same team.BEWARE THE LIGHTBRINGER, FOR HE SHALL BLOCK THE LIGHTPosted from: MOTUS A.D.
  • ‘Cowboy’ slogan is sexist, University of Wyoming staff say. But many women love it

    07/12/2018 2:25:19 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 69 replies
    The Star-Telegram ^ | July 11, 2018 | KAITLYN ALANIS
    “The World Needs More Cowboys.” This proposed new slogan for the University of Wyoming was meant to be “inclusive, by design,” according to the marketing campaign flier that was obtained by The Chronicle of Higher Education. “This is not a campaign to reinforce regressive stereotypes of Cowboys from the pop-cultural past,” the flier states. “This is a campaign to rewrite them.” The flier goes on to explain how this campaign is an opportunity to “celebrate people in every corner” because “Cowboys come in every sex, shape, color and creed” at the University of Wyoming.
  • University flies blackened American flag for art display

    07/11/2018 9:02:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | July 11, 2018 | Grace Gottschling
    The University of Kansas is hosting a display on campus featuring an American flag that has been smeared with black paint by an artist as a commentary on “the current political climate.” The artist is being featured at KU as part of an ongoing project sponsored by Creative Time, a New York based organization focused on three core values: “art matters, artists’ voices are important in shaping society, and public spaces are places for creative and free expression.”
  • The New Head of the Office for Civil Rights Charts a Very Different Course

    07/11/2018 8:07:48 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 2 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | July 11, 2018 | George Leef
    Last month, the Senate voted to confirm Kenneth L. Marcus as assistant secretary for civil rights in the Department of Education. The vote was 50-46, with not one Democrat supporting him—a point I will return to presently. In that position, he will head up the Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). This is the second time Marcus has held the post since he was “delegated the authority” to run OCR during the administration of George W. Bush. During his career, Marcus, a University of California-trained lawyer, has also served as staff director of the United States Commission on Civil Rights...
  • How to Build Up Your Life from Nothing.

    07/10/2018 6:39:13 PM PDT · by vannrox · 20 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 10JUL18 | editorial staff
    Here are my thoughts on what a young man can do to build up his life when he exits school. It does not matter if the school is college, High School, or elementary school. There comes a point in time when you need to make the transition from a student to a worker. Everyone has their thoughts on this. Here are mine. What Can we do? If you are a millennial, and you do want to work and provide a living, but cannot then you need to seek out help and advice. Do not try to do it on your...
  • Here Is How To Keep Your Teenager From Becoming A Radical Leftist Nutball

    07/08/2018 12:16:57 PM PDT · by rktman · 65 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/7/2018 | Armando Simón
    A few months back, I experienced what a friend of mine and many libertarians and conservative parents say they have experienced: My teenagers started spouting leftist platitudes. Being combative and sarcastic by nature (since all Cubans are born with a sharp tongue), we all ended up angry and frustrated. Upon subsequent calm reflection, I realized I had accomplished nothing. And so I tried another approach. To my complete surprise, there was a 180-degree turnaround in the teens’ views. I would now like to share the tactics I used and give the following advice to those who are at wit’s end.
  • The Long-run Effects of Teacher Collective Bargaining (lower earnings for male students)

    07/09/2018 4:29:38 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 6 replies
    National Bureau of Economic Research ^ | July 2018 | Michael Lovenheim and Alexander Willén
    Teacher collective bargaining is a highly debated feature of the education system in the US. This paper presents the first analysis of the effect of teacher collective bargaining laws on long-run labor market and educational attainment outcomes, exploiting the timing of passage of duty-tobargain laws across cohorts within states and across states over time. Using American Community Survey data linked to each respondent’s state of birth, we examine labor market outcomes and educational attainment for 35-49 year olds, separately by gender. We find robust evidence that exposure to teacher collective bargaining laws worsens the future labor market outcomes of men:...
  • Challenge to University of Wyoming Gun Ban Moves Forward

    07/08/2018 7:36:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    A Wyoming Republican Party delegate is challenging a University of Wyoming ban on the carry of firearms in its facilities. The ban is enforced through trespass law. The circuit court has issued a stay on the criminal trespass proceedings, to allow the issue of the legality of the ban to be determined before the trespass case goes forward. From kpvi.com: LARAMIE — A criminal case in Albany County Circuit Court involving the University of Wyoming’s campus gun ban has received a stay, pending a separate civil action against UW seeking to challenge the legality of that ban.During the Wyoming...
  • Black Activists Applaud End to Race-Based College Admissions Ahead of SCOTUS Nomination

    07/06/2018 2:30:23 PM PDT · by davikkm · 15 replies
    IWB ^ | PENNY STARR
    Black activists are praising the Department of Justice’s announcement on Tuesday that the Obama-era, race-based college admission guidance to further advance affirmation action law would end. “In the 21st century, we shouldn’t be making race a basis for who gets into school and who doesn’t,” Project 21 Co-Chairman Horace Cooper, a former professor of constitutional law at George Mason University and senior counsel to congressional leadership, said in statements from Project 21 members distributed to the media. “The Supreme Court has never held that affirmative action in admissions should be a generic remediation tool for all past racial injustice,” Cooper...
  • The Coming Implosion After Diversity’s Victory

    07/04/2018 9:31:17 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 10 replies
    Minding the Campus ^ | 2 July 2018 | Mark Bäuerlein
    something: the ideological contests are fading. What Irving Kristol famously said in his 2001 Bradley Lecture, “We in America fought a culture war, and we [conservatives] lost,” applies well to higher education. Conservatives fought wars over multiculturalism, Western Civilization, affirmative action, the Academic Bill of Rights, and political bias in hiring, and we lost every time. The educators have no reason to debate ideas, much less ideology. None of those old issues are up for discussion. (It should be said that Kristol noted that conservatives still had some influence in one theater of American life, religion, but that exemption is...
  • Colin Kaepernick Accepts National Education Association’s President’s Award

    07/03/2018 5:51:11 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Jul 2018 | Dylan Gwinn
    Former 49er and original anthem protester Colin Kaepernick, was honored with the National Education Association’s President’s Award on Sunday night. Kaepernick received the award for his efforts with the Know Your Rights Camp, a group which seeks to make primarily minority children aware of their rights and how to deal with the police. The former quarterback has personally funded the camp since he created it in 2016.
  • Teachers, labor organizations sue over Florida ‘union busting’ law

    07/03/2018 10:07:19 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 07 03 2018 | Jeffrey Solochek
    A group of Florida local teacher organizations and individual teachers — both members and non-members — joined the Florida Education Association on Monday in suing the state over changes in union certification law that took effect over the weekend. 'We're not feeling defeated. We're feeling angry and we're ready to do something about it. We're tired of being the target of legislators," said Melissa Rudd, Wakulla teacher organization president, one of the plaintiffs in the suit. The Wakulla Classroom Teachers Association is among a handful that faces the threat of not getting half of eligible teachers to join, as the...
  • Michigan judge rules kids don't have a fundamental right to literacy

    07/03/2018 2:30:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 92 replies
    MSN ^ | 7/02/18 | Aris Folley
    A Michigan judge ruled last week that children do not have a fundamental right to learn how to read and write. The ruling came in response to a lawsuit filed by Public Counsel, the nation's largest public interest law firm, on behalf of Detroit students that sought to hold state authorities, including Gov. Rick Snyder (R), accountable for what plaintiffs alleged were systemic failures depriving children of their right to literacy, according to the Detroit Free Press. "I'm shocked," said Ivy Bailey, president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers, the newspaper reported. "The message that it sends is that education...