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  • Jindal now wants LA to get out of Common Core

    04/15/2014 5:59:29 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 8 replies
    I J Review ^ | 04/15/14 | Kyle Becker
    Now,Jindal wants to withdraw the state of Louisiana from the Common Core standards, whether the state legislature approves measures to do so or the governor himself begins the withdrawal process.
  • Brandeis University withdraws planned honorary degree for Islam critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    04/08/2014 10:45:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    ap ^ | April 09, 2014
    Ali was raised in a strict Muslim family, but after surviving a civil war, genital mutilation, beatings and an arranged marriage, she renounced the faith in her 30s. ... Thomas Doherty, chairman of American studies, refused to sign the faculty letter. He said it would have been great for the university to honor "such a courageous fighter for human freedom and women's rights, who has put her life at risk for those values."
  • What Was Brandeis Thinking When It Invited Ayaan Hirsi Ali to Speak?

    04/15/2014 2:12:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 4/15 | Benjamin Wallace-Wells
    Last week, Brandeis revoked an invitation it had offered to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somali-born feminist and political essayist, to attend the university's commencement ceremonies, where she had been scheduled to speak and receive an honorary degree. Hirsi Ali has spent much of the last decade denouncing not just Islamist fundamentalism but Islam generally (she has described the religion as a "destructive, nihilistic cult of death"), and once Brandeis's Muslim Students Association and many others objected to her appearance, the university pretty hastily revoked her invitation. Conservatives have since denounced Brandeis for suppressing free speech, and liberals have, somewhat more...
  • White is not right: Campus admins ask for help weeding out white people

    04/15/2014 1:54:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 15, 2014 | Robby Soave
    Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and...
  • Teacher fired 'after she ordered six students to attack 7th grade boy who spoke back to her'....

    04/15/2014 7:03:08 AM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    mail online ^ | Zoe Szathmary
    FULL TITLE: Teacher fired 'after she ordered six students to attack 7th grade boy who spoke back to her' in shocking videotaped beat-down A Florida teacher was fired from her job last week after she allegedly encouraged six students to attack a classmate that spoke back to her. Teacher Dru Dehart was fired on Thursday night from her position at Port St. Lucie's Northport K-8 school by the St. Lucie County school board, WPTV reports. Dehart was accused last year of encouraging a March 2013 incident caught on surveillance video that showed six students attacking classmate Radravious Williams, WPBF reported...
  • New Common Core Kid’s Book Depicts White Racists Who Wouldn’t Vote For Obama

    04/14/2014 3:19:10 PM PDT · by Jean S · 52 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 4/14/14 | Austin Petersen
    A children’s book that is part of the Common Core curriculum portrays white voters as racists who would never vote for Obama for president. The book called, “Barack Obama,” says: “Some people said Americans weren’t ready for that much change. Sure Barack was a nice fellow, they said. But white voters would never vote for a black president,” the book reads. This is in spite of the fact that millions of whites voted for the sitting president. Follow TLR on Google+ Common Core’s implementation has gotten off to a rocky start. States like Indiana have opted out of the unified...
  • 'I Did My Best,' Says Student Who Flubbed 'Wheel of Fortune' [messed up 3 different puzzles]

    04/14/2014 1:29:36 PM PDT · by grundle · 79 replies
    video at link: http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/did-best-says-student-flubbed-wheel-fortune-113115717--abc-news-tv.html?vp=1
  • Colorado Springs teacher goes public with reasons for resignation [Common Core]

    04/14/2014 7:00:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    gazette.com ^ | 4/10/14
    A poignant resignation letter that Colorado Springs teacher Pauline Hawkins wrote and posted on her blog Monday talks about her love of teaching and the pride she has in her students, colleagues, school and district.... At the heart of her distress are the new Common Core standards, low teacher pay in Colorado and endless testing and teaching to the test, which she and many others believe is making students fail rather than succeed.
  • Male high school teacher in California will return after spring break as a ‘woman’

    04/14/2014 1:29:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Susanna Rose
    OAKHURST, CA, April 11, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Gary Sconce, a 56-year-old male teacher at Yosemite High School in California, will return to school as “she” after spring break. He has rejected every facet of his male identity over the last year and told NBC News, “I will not return as my male persona ever again.” Instead, he would now like to be known to students and faculty as Karen Adell Scot and referred to as “she.” The New York Daily News reports that Sconce wrote, “I covered the female inside with hyper-masculine behavior, trying to provide I was not the...
  • Students Wear Shirts With Anti-Gay Message on Day of Silence

    04/12/2014 2:23:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    kptv ^ | Apr 11, 2014 | Kimberly Eiten
    The phrase a few students decided to wear to class on a T-shirt sparked a social media blitz at a local high school. The matching shirts share one controversial message. "I just made it say 'Gay Day is not OK,' because I don't believe that it's OK," Oregon City High School student Alex Borho said. He and just a few of his friends wore the shirts at the school where there are more than 2,000 students. For some there, today was a day of silence. It's part of a national movement that only about 40 kids at Oregon City High...
  • Bush Urges Effort to Close Black and White Students’ Achievement Gap

    04/11/2014 7:15:18 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 112 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 10, 2014 | Peter Baker
    AUSTIN, Tex. — Former President George W. Bush called the achievement gap between white and black children “a national scandal” on Thursday and urged both parties to come together to address it as the central civil rights issue of the modern era. Paying tribute to President Lyndon B. Johnson at a conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, Mr. Bush said the real test of the nation’s commitment to equality would be to fix an educational system that has tolerated low standards for too long. “There’s a growing temptation among public officials in both political parties at...
  • New York Student Suspended for “Insubordination,” aka Opposing Common Core

    04/10/2014 10:25:02 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 41 replies
    Rightwing News ^ | 4/11/14 | Duane Lester
    We’re told that there’s nothing to worry about when it comes to Common Core. If that’s true, what’s with the intimidation and the punishment for those who oppose it: A 13-year-old student at Orange-Ulster BOCES believes she was suspended from school this week as a result of telling other students they didn’t have to take the Common Core English test Tuesday. The girl, eighth-grader Seirra Olivero, was suspended for two days for insubordination. While she acknowledges the charge, she contends in a complaint filed with the district that she felt bullied by three administrators because she told other students they...
  • MORON: School employee feared kid’s science project resembled weapon, so star teacher suspended

    04/10/2014 2:13:30 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/10/2014 | Eric Owens
    Schiller got into trouble after two of his students turned in science projects designed to shoot little projectiles, reports the Los Angeles Times. One of the projects used compressed air (but was not actually connected to any air). The other one was coil gun: a tube surrounded by a coil and powered by a standard AA battery. An unidentified school employee saw the air-pressure projectile device and got scared because, to her, it looked like a fearsome weapon. The amount of knowledge the employee has concerning science – if any – is unclear. As a result of the unnamed employee’s...
  • The Great Grad-School Experiment in Utopian Socialism

    04/10/2014 1:54:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Slate ^ | April 8, 2014 | Rebecca Schuman
    The Student Union of Michigan ran an interview last week about a gutsy move by six Duke graduate students: For the past two years, they have collectivized wages. That is, they take their “stipends” (university-speak for “paychecks,” a sleight of verbiage that gets universities out of all sorts of labor laws) and put them into one big bank account. This way, for example, if you have an engineering student who makes a whopping $25,000 a year because he’s got summer funding, he or she subsidizes the medieval historian with two kids who gets only a swift kick in the groin...
  • Seventh-Grade Girls Hospitalized After Drinking Booze in Class, DOE Says

    04/09/2014 2:25:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    DNAinfo ^ | April 9, 2014 | Nicholas Rizzi
    Eight middle school students were hospitalized after they were caught drinking booze out of a water bottle and an AriZona ice tea bottle inside a classroom, a parent and the Department of Education said. The seventh-grade girls were passing around the alcohol-filled bottles inside at William A. Morris Intermediate School, 445 Castleton Ave., on Wednesday afternoon, the DOE said. The water bottle smelled of alcohol, but the DOE did not say what kind. "We're going to really discuss this," said Makishan Brown, of West Brighton, mother of one of the girls. "I have zero tolerance about this." Brown said the...
  • (Canada) Catholic schools can't force student to attend mass, court rules

    04/08/2014 2:31:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    The Star ^ | A | Louise Brown
    Oliver Erazo stands in front of Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School with sons Amilcar, left, and Jonathan, in early 2013. Erazo went to court to press his contention that non-Catholic students attending publicly funded Catholic schools should not be required to attend events with a primarily religious focus. The Ontario Superior Court has ruled that student at a Catholic high school who is entitled to be excused from religious courses must also be excused, if they wish, from religious field trips and attending mass. The decision is being hailed by critics of publicly funded Catholic schools, who believe it brings...
  • Study: No connection between spending, student outcomes

    04/07/2014 6:59:57 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 24 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | April 7, 2014 | Rob Nikolewski
    SANTA FE, N.M. – For decades, it’s probably the most troublesome question facing education: Why are results for U.S. public school students so mediocre, despite the billions of taxpayer dollars spent? Andrew Coulson thinks he’s got the answer: Because there is no discernible correlation between spending and outcomes. “The takeaway from this study is that what we’ve done over the past 40 years hasn’t worked,” said Coulson, director of the Center For Educational Freedom at the CATO Institute. “The average performance change nationwide has declined 3 percent in mathematical and verbal skills. Moreover, there’s been no relationship, effectively, between spending...
  • Our Trip to Washington DC

    04/06/2014 3:46:06 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 38 replies
    self | April 6, 2014 | Art in Idaho
    Was fantastic! It was very humbling in lots of respects but awe inspiring. Was first trip for me, second for my wife. Saw as much as we could in one week so thought I would share the highlights. Saw the Smithsonian Museum of American History on the first day. An absolute treasure trove of information and exhibits. American History Museum Welcome Video plus American History Museum interior photos plus The Star Spangled Banner. Then to The National Cathedral. A truly awesome sight plus a memorable service. Then had brunch with our nephew at Ted’s Bulletin. A fun place. The Holocaust...
  • A More Civilizing Education

    04/06/2014 2:31:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2014 | Paul Jacob
    Hey, Horace, looks like you might have been wrong. Dead wrong. That is, making good, respectful citizens isn’t best left to government schools. Way back before the Civil War, Horace Mann promoted the “common school” not merely to increase literacy and certainly not to prepare a majority of students for college. The movement that gave birth to the modern public school system in America was designed to inculcate good citizenship. The idea? Put all kids through a “shared experience.” The idea was to promote “American” ideas of democracy and republicanism into the minds of children who, Mann feared, were too...
  • Get Thee Behind Me, Satan -- But First, Write a Check

    04/06/2014 11:21:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    After the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision Wednesday that threw out a cap on the total amount wealthy donors can give to federal candidates in an election season, Democrats and self-proclaimed do-gooders cried foul at the prospect of more big money's tainting Washington politics. Federal law continues to cap individual contributions to congressional candidates at $5,200, but the McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission decision eliminated the $48,600 cap on the total individuals can contribute to candidates and the $74,600 cap on donations to political committees. An online New York Times story announced, "The ruling, issued near the start...
  • Free Market Friday: Roadblock to Progress

    04/05/2014 10:40:46 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX
    The Journal Record ^ | 04/03/14 | Michael C. Carnuccio
    Unless Oklahoma continues efforts to grow the size of our state’s economic pie, tax-consuming interests will become more aggressive in their efforts to seize what they believe to be their piece of the pie in its current size. In this struggle, some will win and some will lose. On Monday, we began to see a little more clearly how this could play out, as thousands of public school employees from across the state took off work, some with pay, to go to the Capitol and pressure state lawmakers to direct more taxpayer dollars to public education. Their school administrators encouraged...
  • !!CONTROLAR!! Why Democrats Fight English & Assimilation

    04/05/2014 8:00:26 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 1 replies
    Dignitas News ^ | April 1, 2014 | Paul Winters
    The left wing blogosphere, for the second time this year, was basking in its self-righteousness last week upon the announcement that Hempstead, TX Middle School Principal Amy Lacey was facing termination as a result of her policy that English only be spoken on campus. While congratulating themselves on their benevolent commitment to “diversity” they were given the daily double bonus of being able to point out yet another example of conservative intolerance & racism. The new media was filled with articles and comments, provoked of course by on-site comments by various civil rights organizations and left wing administrators within the...
  • Is college worth it?: Too many degrees are a waste of money.

    04/05/2014 5:06:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    The Economist ^ | 04/05/2014
    WHEN LaTisha Styles graduated from Kennesaw State University in Georgia in 2006 she had $35,000 of student debt. This obligation would have been easy to discharge if her Spanish degree had helped her land a well-paid job. But there is no shortage of Spanish-speakers in a nation that borders Latin America. So Ms Styles found herself working in a clothes shop and a fast-food restaurant for no more than $11 an hour. Frustrated, she took the gutsy decision to go back to the same college and study something more pragmatic. She majored in finance, and now has a good job...
  • Pushing Back Against PARCC/Achieve Inc. Lobbyists

    04/04/2014 3:31:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Attention, class: A Common Core mouthpiece wants to rap my knuckles with his Gates Foundation-funded ruler. In response to my column two weeks ago about the marketing overlords pushing the Fed Ed racket, Chad Colby of Achieve Inc. demanded corrections. Let's go to school. "I wanted to take a moment to highlight two points that were incorrect regarding Achieve," Colby complained. "Contrary to Ms. Malkin's assertion, Achieve employs no lobbyists and we never have." No? Never? Someone didn't do his homework. Mr. Colby, meet Patricia Sullivan. She's the founding executive director of Achieve and a career lobbyist who has bounced...
  • Oklahoma Votes To Repeal Common Core…

    04/04/2014 12:14:20 AM PDT · by kingattax · 5 replies
    Rightwing News ^ | April 3, 2014 | Tiffiny Ruegner
    Statehouses across the country have begun to wake up and see Common Core for what it really is; a nationalized education that hinders education on the local level. Oklahoma has joined the growing number of states who are actively trying to stop federal education to save their schools from the dumbing down and brainwashing of their children. The Oklahoma Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that would repeal a controversial set of academic standards known as Common Core. House Bill 3399, by House Speaker Jeff Hickman, R-Fairview, and Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, passed by a vote of 37-10. The House...
  • What’s the Big Deal about Common Core State Standards?

    04/03/2014 1:24:52 PM PDT · by RightSideNews · 19 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | April 3, 2014 | Celeste Busby
    Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are not “state standards.” They are nationalized, state-run standards so that every student in a given grade, in every state will be learning the same thing at the same time. Promoters of the Standards, Achieve, Inc., Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and National Governors Organization (NGO) would like you to believe that the Standards had input from people in every state. The reality is that they were developed by a 24-member team, with David Coleman, from Student Achievement Partners (SAP), considered to be the chief architect of CCSS. (He is now head of...
  • Bus Driver Caught on Camera Calling Student a 'Crybaby'

    04/03/2014 5:35:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    ABC ^ | 4/3/14 | GIO BENITEZ
    Texas officials fired a school bus driver after an on-board camera caught her calling a sobbing student “crybaby” and urging other children to chime in and mock the girl...
  • Is Education A Social Issue?

    04/02/2014 12:35:21 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 2, 2014 | Christopher Manion
    FRONT ROYAL, VA — Dr. Richard Bishirjian serves as president of Yorktown University, an outstanding online graduate school. An advocate of innovative education for years, he recently shed light on a long-standing mystery: why don’t “conservatives” in Congress have more success in fighting the government education monolith? Bishirjian tells the Rubble that, “in 2006 and later in 2009, when we faced regulatory issues that only Congress could resolve, we found that most members of the Education committees of Congress were left of center on issues most important to us.” Bishirjian credits Yorktown University trustee and former Congressman Bob Schaffer for...
  • Building The Machine [Free Online Film Exposing "Common Core"]

    04/02/2014 12:11:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Building the Machine introduces the public to the Common Core States Standards Initiative (CCSSI) and its effects on our children’s education. The documentary compiles interviews from leading educational experts, including members of the Common Core Validation Committee. Parents, officials, and the American public should be involved in this national decision regardless of their political persuasion. What is the common core? The Common Core is the largest systemic reform of American public education in recent history. What started as a collaboration between the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers to reevaluate and nationalize America’s education standards...
  • Here's The College Essay That Got A High School Senior Into Every Ivy League School

    04/02/2014 9:37:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/02/2014 | Peter Jacobs
    Last week, high school senior Kwasi Enin found out he had been accepted to every college he applied to — including all eight Ivy League schools. How did Enin pull off this impressive feat? The Long Island student scored a 2250 on his SAT, had taken 11 AP courses, and was in the top 2% of his graduating class, but that doesn't necessarily show him fully as an applicant. The answer could be in his college application essay, which The New York Post published today.
  • Sister Jane Tells It Like It Is (Liberal Catholics revolt at Charlotte Catholic School)

    03/31/2014 7:47:42 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 17 replies
    http://the-american-catholic.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Donald R. McClarey
    In a testament to just how bad so much of what passes for Catholic education is today, note this reaction to Sister Jane Dominic Laurel preaching basic Catholic doctrine: Charlotte Catholic High School has invited parents to a meeting Wednesday night to air concerns many of them – and their kids – had about a recent speaker’s comments about homosexuality, divorce and single parents. Sister Jane Dominic Laurel, a Dominican nun based in Nashville, Tenn., addressed a student assembly on March 21. Days later, some students launched an online petition that called her comments “offensive and unnecessarily derogatory.” A record...
  • Modern day basic math: Why are they making it harder? (Video)

    04/01/2014 10:57:15 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 18 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | March 30, 2014 | Mark J. Perry
    Check out this video and feel your head spin like Linda Blair as you watch the teacher go into a very, very complicated and convoluted method (algorithm?) to solve the very, very simple subtraction problem 32 – 12 = 20. Source.
  • Professors as Petty Tyrants: Education today doesn’t inspire confidence in the modern university.

    04/01/2014 7:31:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/01/2014 | Mona Charen
    The mother of the 16-year-old pro-life demonstrator who suffered a rough confrontation with a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has shown a rare civility — the spirit liberals are forever bemoaning the lack of but rarely exhibit themselves. The event: A small group of pro-life activists visited UCSB to demonstrate against abortion. They bore posters and leaflets and set up their display on the campus’s “free speech zone.” Professor Mireille Miller-Young was offended, no, “triggered,” by the photo of an aborted baby on Thrin Short’s poster. Together with two or three students, the professor grabbed a...
  • Shirley student, Kwasi Enin, accepted at all 8 Ivy League schools

    04/01/2014 6:43:57 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 58 replies
    Newsday (NY) ^ | March 31, 2014 | ZACHARY R. DOWDY
    Seventeen-year-old Kwasi Enin of Shirley took a shot at -- and won -- what amounts to an academic royal flush: He applied to and was accepted at all eight Ivy League schools. But the William Floyd High School senior said he never thought he'd land slots in the class of 2018 at Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania and Yale. He hasn't decided where he'll attend, but would cross Long Island Sound to attend Yale in New Haven, Conn., depending on the financial aid package offered.
  • BUILDING THE MACHINE - The Common Core Documentary - MUST SEE!

    03/31/2014 6:41:08 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 23 replies
    HSLDA ^ | March 31, 2014
    An excellent summary of the history and character of the Common Core. Every conservative should take the forty minutes to watch this. Be informed!
  • Climate at Bartram High raises concerns about safety, education

    03/31/2014 6:07:29 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    PHILLY ^ | March 31, 2014, | Kristen A. Graham and Dylan Purcell
    When Alphonso Stevenson was knocked unconscious by a student at Bartram High recently, staffers were shocked by the assault on the tall, genial man whose job was to keep the school calm. But many were not surprised. The school, by many accounts, can be a frightening place, where fights and drug use are common and large groups of students often roam the hallways. "I had a better chance in Vietnam," said longtime social studies teacher Stephen Pfeiffer, an Army veteran. "Here, you lock your door and pray no one comes in." Rudy Helton, the building engineer, has been busy replacing...
  • Your kid’s new college course: ‘The Sociology of Miley Cyrus’

    03/31/2014 11:15:09 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 27, 2014 | Unattributed
    Skidmore College, ranked by CBS News as one of the nation’s most expensive private colleges in the country, is now officially offering a course on Miley Cyrus: “The Sociology of Miley Cyrus: Race, Class, Gender, and Media.”
  • Are Democrats Eating Their Own Over Charter Schools?

    03/31/2014 10:14:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2014 | Morgan Brittany
    Amidst all of the 24/7 coverage of the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, a news story did manage to bubble up from the depths and it posed an interesting question.Are Democrats really concerned about minorities and the poor?Are they really looking to help them achieve success and prosperity in life? In a move that garnered more attention than newly elected New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio probably expected, a decision was made to close some, and limit the growth of other Charter schools in New York City. De Blasio’s major foe on this issue is Success Academy Networks...
  • This second grader’s revenge against Common Core math will make your day

    03/30/2014 8:59:25 PM PDT · by kingattax · 43 replies
    Yahoo/Daily Caller ^ | Mar 30, 2014
    The litany of frighteningly stupid Common Core math worksheets never ends. Perhaps now, though, kids are starting to fight back in satisfyingly creative ways. An alert reader sent The Daily Caller this image of her seven-year-old son’s perfectly reasonable homework answer. The boy attends a public elementary school in San Jose, Calif. He is in the second grade. The math curriculum used by the school is GO Math! The publisher of GO Math! is produced by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. The parent who sent the homework question to TheDC noted that the curriculum aligns with the Common Core math standards. “If...
  • American University students can’t name a single US senator [VIDEO]

    03/30/2014 9:41:14 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 25, 2014 | Robby Soave
    Students at the American University in Washington, D.C. —our nation’s capital and the center of American political activity and bustle — can’t name a single one of the 100 U.S. senators.
  • Is College A Waste Of Time And Money?

    03/30/2014 6:42:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    TEC ^ | 03/29/2014 | Michael Snyder
    Are you thinking of going to college? If so, please consider that decision very carefully. You probably have lots of people telling you that an "education" is the key to your future and that you will never be able to get a "good job" unless you go to college. And it is true that those that go to college do earn more on average than those that do not. However, there is also a downside. At most U.S. colleges, the quality of the education that you will receive is a joke, the goal of most colleges is to extract as...
  • ANOTHER Horrific & Senseless Black-on-White Beating – Boy’s Nose Dangles From Face (Video)

    03/30/2014 12:50:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 30, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    David Egan, a 16 year-old from Parkview High School in Lilburn, Georgia was beaten so badly in the locker room that his nose was dangling from his face. The Blaze reported: It was all over a pair of missing tennis shoes. David Egan, 16, was confronted by another 16-year-old male student in their high school locker room apparently over the missing shoes — and then Egan was beaten so severely by the unnamed student that he needed reconstructive surgery to reattach his nose to his skull. The brutal assault was captured by other students and posted on the internet. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The...
  • A Common Core Game Changer

    03/30/2014 12:00:31 PM PDT · by RobaWho · 9 replies
    Rob Cunningham USA ^ | March 30, 2014 | Rob Cunningham
    Breaking through the main stream media's blackout and exposing actual facts and truth about Common Core IS possible. One all-volunteer group in Georgia, About Common Core (ACC), is on a mission to eradicate Common Core in every state - quickly. They seek to make Common Core THE litmus test issue for most voters in all 2014 & 2016 local, state & federal campaigns. The FormulaACC seeks to quickly turn millions of citizens into mobile empowered teachers by giving away a powerful, easy to use app for instantly share tidbits of Common Core's rancid truth. Why?An estimated 70% to 80% of...
  • Fear Of Black Pre-Schoolers: Halting The Preschool-To-Prison Pipeline

    03/30/2014 8:06:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 156 replies
    Black Star News ^ | March 28, 2014 | Professor Travis L. Gosa
    Why black children are being funneled into the preschool-to-prison pipeline. Black students, particularly Black boys, are most likely to be suspended, expelled, and referred to law-enforcement. The school-to-prison pipeline has been well documented for middle and high school students: black teenagers are forced out of school, onto the streets, and ultimately become trapped in the revolving door of crime and incarceration. New data issued by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights reveal that thousands of black preschool students are also being suspended from our nation’s public schools. While black students comprise about 18 percent of preschool students,...
  • The Upside Case Of A College Education In One Chart

    03/28/2014 3:44:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/28/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Late last night we presented a scathing report highlighting the extensive downside case why a college education may be best described as a "waste of time and money." But surely it can't be all "cons" - after all, with student debt now well over an all time high $1 trillion (ignoring that a substantial amount of that notional is used for anything but) there must be a reason why year after year record amounts of young adults scramble into the warm embrace and soothing promises about the future of a college education... which has never cost more. Why? In...
  • Watch American University students fail to name single U.S. senator

    03/28/2014 12:15:37 PM PDT · by kingattax · 22 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3-27-14 | Dylan Stableford
    VIDEO AT LINKCan you name one person currently serving in the United States Senate? That's what more than a dozen students on the American University campus ― in the nation's capital, no less ― were recently asked by the conservative Media Research Center. Just one did. The rest struggled mightily.
  • Standing at the Summit

    03/28/2014 11:22:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Today, I write with some good news some of you may have already heard. On March 20, in Greenville, N.C., a federal jury unanimously sided with me in my claims that the University of North Carolina–Wilmington (UNCW) violated federal law in a 2006 promotion decision. Specifically, the jury found that my First Amendment–protected speech was a “substantial or motivating factor” in the defendants’ decision not to promote me to full professor. They also found that defendants could not prove they would have made the same decision in the absence of my speech activity. The case now moves to the judge...
  • It’s Not about Creationism: Vouchers are about rescuing underprivileged children

    03/28/2014 6:56:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/28/2014 | David Harsanyi
    Eric Meikle, project director at the National Center for Science Education, recently told Politico that he doesn’t believe “the function of public education is to prepare students for the turn of the 19th century.” Good point. We should stop teaching kids about the wonders of windmills and choo-choo trains and stop demeaning the technological accomplishments of the 20th century. Because, guess what; it already sounds a lot like the 19th century in classrooms. Of course, Meikle wasn’t referring to the environmental Cassandras of our public-school districts; he was pondering the bogeyman of creationism. And like most efforts to warn us...
  • ‘Lunch Lady Said I Can’t Pray,’ 5-Year-Old Tells Her Parents (Video)

    03/27/2014 4:43:35 PM PDT · by montag813 · 7 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 03-27-2014 | Susan Frommer
    by Susan Frommer  | Top Right News Imagine hearing this story from your 5-year-old when you ask her how her day was in kindergarten. Kudos to these parents for staying calm and teaching this little girl that she can pray absolutely anywhere she wants.
  • College Students Fail to Name a Single U.S. Senator

    03/26/2014 12:02:23 PM PDT · by grundle · 43 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 25, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    Last week, MRCTV's Dan Joseph went to American University to give the student body a little general knowledge quiz. When asked if they could name a SINGLE U.S. senator, the students blanked. Also, very few knew that each state has two senators. The guesses were all over the map, with some crediting each state with twelve, thirteen, and five senators. So, when it comes to politics, the students at American University are a little rusty - but, they passed with flying colors when it comes to pop culture. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKaYnHlpD9M