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  • Lunchroom Lunacy: ISD cops investigate $2 bill spent on school lunch

    05/03/2016 7:46:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    ABC-13 ^ | Ted Oberg and Trent Seibert
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- When you think of felony forgery your thoughts might turn to Al Capone or Bonnie and Clyde shooting it out with the Texas Rangers. Not for some local school cops. For one day, public enemy number one when it came to forgery was 13-year-old eighth grader Danesiah Neal at Fort Bend Independent School District's Christa McAuliffe Middle School. Now 14, Daneisha was hoping to eat that day's lunch of chicken tenders with her classmates using a $2 bill given to her by her grandmother when she was stopped by the long arm of the law. "I went...
  • Woman Stabbed, Assaulted in 'Random' Killing on GRCC Campus, Police Say (Desperately Random)

    05/03/2016 7:33:24 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 15 replies
    MLive ^ | 5-2-2016 | Angie Jackson
    Police say the homicide of a 34-year-old woman on Grand Rapids Community College's campus was a random act of violence that occurred after the suspect tried to befriend the victim. Marcus Lamar Bivens, 19, of Grand Rapids, was arrested Sunday and is held on a count of open murder. He is expected to be arraigned Tuesday. "We are still looking into all evidence as to what was behind the actual killing itself," Dixon said, regarding a possible motive. "We do believe that this was a random act of violence."
  • Teachers Get RAISES, Schools FLOURISHING After Scott Walker Kicks Out Unions

    05/03/2016 6:24:22 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | 5/3/2016 | Robert Gehl
    If they care more about students than teachers’ unions, every school district in the country needs to pay attention to this: When Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker gave the boot to teachers’ unions, liberals predicted a disaster of apocalyptic proportions: Teachers quitting, slack-jawed, uneducated students meandering down vacant downtowns that closed shop. It turns out, though, that Walker’s “Act 10” may have been the best thing to happen to schools and teachers in decades. That’s because not only is teacher pay up for the best students, but without burdensome union rules, school administrators are empowered to make real changes they need...
  • Pa. bill would require students to know American history, civics

    05/03/2016 6:24:37 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Two state lawmakers have introduced legislation that would require Pennsylvania’s high school students to have a basic understanding of American history and civics before graduating. House Bill 1858 would require that students pass a test on 100 basic facts from the United States Citizenship Civics Test, the test all immigrants must pass when applying for U.S. citizenship.
  • High school student exposes himself in team photo

    05/03/2016 4:41:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | May 3 2016 | wowk
    MESA, Ariz. (AP)- An Arizona high school student is facing a felony charge after police say he exposed himself in a football team picture that ended up in the school yearbook. Mesa police say 19-year-old Hunter Osborn was arrested after they were alerted to the picture over the weekend. A police document says the Red Mountain High School team photo shows Osborn exposing his penis through the top of his waistband.
  • Czar-Like Detroit Education Commission Part of Establishment's 'War on Charters'

    05/03/2016 1:55:29 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/1/2016 | Tom Gantert
    At the heart of the current debate over the future of public schooling in Detroit is a proposed entity called the Detroit Education Commission, various forms of which appear in different proposals. The most recent version is included in a Detroit Public Schools bailout bill passed by the state Senate. Half the Republicans and all but three of the Democrats in the Michigan Senate voted to approve a seven-member commission appointed by the Detroit mayor. Among its powers, the commission would be able to veto any new public school from opening in the city. Critics say the veto would apply...
  • Meet the Radical Professors Opposed to Renaming a Public Law School for Justice Scalia

    05/03/2016 11:37:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 3, 2016 | J. Christian Adams
    A group of undergraduate professors at George Mason University are leading the charge to oppose renaming the law school after late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. A public Virginia university, GMU received a $30,000,000 pledge to rename the law school. However, the George Mason faculty senate -- which is not a law school body -- passed a resolution opposing the name change. The reasons the GMU faculty senate opposed the well-funded name change included the following: The memorializing of a Supreme Court Justice who was a significant contributor to the polarized climate in this country that runs counter to...
  • Hey ‘white people’: you have a ‘way of life problem,’ and Mizzou Faculty (shortened)

    05/02/2016 7:12:07 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 75 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2 May, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Does the University of Missouri have a death wish? In the wake of capitulating to race grievance demonstrators, Mizzou is already experiencing a decline in applications so severe that it is closing four dorms and a drop in donations that is causing a financial crisis. Although the faculty no longer includes Melissa “I need some muscle” Click, apparently race-obsessed leftists still occupy positions of power. The university’s Faculty Council Committee on Race Relations is digging an even deeper hole for the school. Carly Hoilman of TheBlaze reports: The University of Missouri’s Faculty Council Committee on Race Relations released a video...
  • When Everyone Goes to College: a Lesson From South Korea

    05/02/2016 8:04:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Chronicle of Higher Education | May 1, 2016 | Karin Fischer
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://chronicle.com/article/When-Everyone-Goes-to-College-/236313?key=Km5VaSwSOs9-HKfuI3FnkvBnLNgCDGedRc3dh4ndFUdfaEt3dWVzN2RDVG50MnowVjFjazJiaHBNN3JUd3FnR3o3UzhkSEF1WUZF
  • On College Campuses, Now Even Hillary is a Dirty Word

    05/02/2016 3:47:27 PM PDT · by yoe · 12 replies
    Media ite ^ | May 2, 2016 | Rachel Stockman
    While Bernie may characterize her as otherwise, on the political spectrum, Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton is still very much a liberal. In fact, she’s veered even more in that direction to stay competitive in the increasingly close contest with the Senator from Vermont. Elite universities have traditionally served as a bastion for student liberalism, but, apparently, Mrs. Clinton’s politics aren’t quite liberal enough even for them.
  • The Gun Problem at Miramar College (Professor Was Told to Hush About Missing Firearms)

    05/02/2016 4:02:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    San Diego Reader ^ | May 2, 2016 | Dorian Hargrove
    Lawsuit claims professor was told to hush about missing firearmsA part-time professor at Miramar College is suing the school for retaliating against him after he complained that several guns used for police training courses were unregistered, not stored properly, and in some cases turned up missing. Adjunct professor Jim Soeten, who taught courses in the Administration of Justice Department since 2002, says problems began in October 2014 when his colleague Jordan Omens brought a loaded gun to a faculty meeting. Omens, says the lawsuit, was upset with Soeten and other department members over accusations that he had fudged his time...
  • "Keep your hate speech off our campus!" [Plus Encore]

    05/02/2016 2:36:30 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 30 replies
    Imgur ^ | May 1, 2016 | amishbreakfast
    "Keep your hate speech off our campus" by amishbreakfast 23 hours ago 9,412 points 932,103 views "Keep drum solos on our campus" by AncientSilverback 13 hours ago 8,513 points 1,752,351 views 1st gif link2nd gif link
  • Bloomberg booed as he rips college 'safe spaces'

    05/02/2016 2:45:40 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/2/16 | Nick Gass
    The University of Michigan's spring commencement was certainly no "safe space" for Michael Bloomberg. The former mayor of New York City used part of his address to graduates over the weekend in Ann Arbor to blast the idea of "safe spaces" and other coddling of college students as a "terrible mistake" on the part of college administrations. "The fact that some university boards and administrations now bow to pressure and shield students from these ideas through 'safe spaces,' 'code words' and 'trigger warnings' is, in my view, a terrible mistake," Bloomberg said, drawing a smattering of boos and some applause....
  • Why Some Teachers Prefer a 401(k) Over a Pension

    05/02/2016 12:32:58 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 14 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/28/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    In 2012, the Michigan Legislature passed a bill that kept open the teacher pension system but began allowing school employees to choose a 401(k)-type defined contribution retirement account. Since then, around 18,000 school employees have chosen the 401(k) instead of the old pension system, according to a FOIA request. Their reasons for making the switch range from concerns about future pension cuts and underfunding to wanting more control over retirement funds. “I chose the defined contribution option for a number of reasons. One of which … [is] the pension program is underfunded and may or may not be existent when...
  • Woman claims she was denied Getty Foundation internship because she's white

    05/02/2016 12:36:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    foxla.com ^ | 05/02/2016
    Ron Hartwig, vice president of communications for the J. Paul Getty Trust, issued a statement Monday in response to the lawsuit. "The Getty is very proud of the highly successful Multicultural Undergraduate Internship program launched by the Getty Foundation in 1993 in order to increase the diversity of professional staff in museums and visual arts organizations in (Los Angeles) County,'' the statement reads. "Over the past 23 years Getty grants have supported over 3,000 internships at 152 organizations throughout the county. We review and revise all of our grant categories from time to time and over the years have made...
  • Migrant children kept from enrolling in school

    05/02/2016 6:20:24 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 40 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 1, 2016 | GARANCE BURKE and ADRIAN SAINZ
    Candelario Jimon Alonzo came to the U.S. dreaming of becoming something more than what seemed possible along the rutted roads of his hometown in Guatemala's highlands. This was his chance: He could earn a U.S. high school education and eventually become a teacher. Instead, the 16-year-old spends most days alone in the tumbledown Memphis house where he lives with his uncle, leaving only occasionally to play soccer and pick up what English he can from his friends.
  • (Public Education) ... French Teacher Fired for Not Being Able to Speak French

    05/02/2016 8:21:13 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 107 replies
    KHOU ^ | April 29, 2016 | Jeremy Rogalski, KHOU
    I-Team: French teacher at HISD school doesn't speak French HOUSTON - How do you teach a French class, if you don’t even speak French? The I-Team discovered that’s exactly what is happening at the Houston Independent School District’s Energy Institute High School in the 1800 block of Sampson Street. Sharonda White’s son Nathanial is a junior at the school. "I thought it was a joke, I couldn't believe this was happening,” White said. We asked her son about his classroom experience. I-Team: “Does your teacher speak French?” Nathanial White: “No sir.” I-Team: “Have you ever heard him speak a word...
  • Make Colleges Back Up Their Student Loans

    05/02/2016 8:48:35 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 55 replies
    National Review ^ | May 2, 2016 | PAUL KUPIEC & RYAN NABIL
    ... The key to controlling costs and student-debt burdens is to require colleges themselves to have “skin in the game” so they have strong incentives not only to provide a good education, but also to safeguard the financial solvency of their graduates. Colleges should be required to offer all students the first tranche of their funding. The funding could be an ISA or a student loan, but in either case, the student’s future payments on these obligations must be subordinate to all outside student-loan obligations. In other words, federal student loans must be paid before loans or ISA reimbursements are...
  • Progressives' Paranoid Fantasy of "Right-wing Billionaires Infiltrating Higher Ed"

    05/02/2016 7:54:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | April 29, 2016 | George Leef
    Jane Mayer is a writer for the New Yorker who knows her audience. It consists mostly of elitist progressives who like hearing that their enlightened transformation of America is imperiled by greedy conservative villains. She has written lots of articles and most recently a book entitled Dark Money on that theme. The February 26, 2016 issue of Chronicle Review (the companion publication to the Chronicle of Higher Education, but much more overtly political) contains an essay drawn from that book, “How Right-Wing Billionaires Infiltrated Higher Education.” To leftist readers, that’s certain to sound terrifying. Higher education, after all, is supposed...
  • Pro-Life Christian comes out to Little Elm High School to try to shut down Abolitionist

    05/01/2016 4:52:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Abolish Human Abortion ^ | Published on Oct 24, 2013 | Abolish Human Abortion
    Pro-Life Christian comes out to Little Elm High School to try to shut down Abolitionist video only on link.
  • The Problem With Echo Chambers on Campus and Beyond

    05/01/2016 6:36:20 AM PDT · by SampleMan · 22 replies
    NYT ^ | March 20, 2016 | Bryan Stascavage
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  • Students call for sanitary bins to be placed in male toilets for transgender men on their periods

    05/01/2016 8:25:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | April 30, 2016 | Jonathan Petre for The Mail on Sunday
    Student activists are calling on universities to install sanitary towel bins in men’s toilets so that biologically female transgender students who use them do not face discrimination. The Mail on Sunday has found that equality rights campaigners at three leading universities have called for the changes – resulting in family groups branding the move ‘madness’. They include Southampton Student Union, which has drawn up a ‘Trans Inclusion Policy’, in which ‘trans’ is defined as a ‘wide umbrella term, covering those who transcend traditional boundaries of gender and sex, those who are gender variant, and those whose gender identity does not...
  • Professor Frenkel: Why Shouldn't We Drop Algebra From Our Education System?

    05/01/2016 11:46:48 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 163 replies
    Science 2.0 ^ | 4/26/2016 | Alex Alaniz
    Mathematician Edward Frenkel was promoting his New York Times bestseller “Love and Math.” Social scientist Andrew Hacker, on the other hand, caught my attention immediately after the New York Times published his article arguing for the elimination of algebra from our education system. We don’t need it anymore, he claimed,. It does us far more bad than good. Hacker is a hit now. His anti-math book, “The Math Myth: And Other STEM Delusions” is holding its own against “Love and Math,” despite Frenkel’s book being translated into more than a dozen languages and Frenkel’s indefatigable popularization of the power, passion,...
  • Why Are Highly Educated Americans Getting More Liberal?

    05/01/2016 6:15:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    NPR ^ | 04/30/2016 | Danielle Kurtzleben
    It's a well-worn (if not-entirely-agreed-upon) idea that college makes people more liberal. But a new report adds a twist to this: the most educated Americans have grown increasingly liberal over the last couple of decades. A report from the Pew Research Center finds a wide partisan gap between highly educated and non-highly-educated Americans. Not only that, but the share of college grads and post-graduates who are "consistently liberal" (based on their answers to a series of policy questions) has grown sharply in the last 20 years. In 1994, 7 percent of post-grads were "consistently liberal," and 1 percent of people...
  • UCF Police: No Threat In Library After Report Of Gun

    04/30/2016 7:47:23 PM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 10 replies
    AP via Palm Beach Post ^ | April 26, 2016 | N/A
    ORLANDO, Fla. - Campus police say they've found no threat at the University of Central Florida library following unconfirmed reports of a man or woman with a gun, but the incident did lead to an unintended gunshot.
  • SURPRISE! Campus Noose Drawing Was Created By Black Students. NO CHARGES FILED For ‘Hate Crime’

    04/30/2016 9:58:30 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    Daily caller ^ | April 28, 2016 | Eric Owens
    Two black students at Salisbury University drew a stick figure hanging from a noose on a whiteboard in the taxpayer-funded school’s library, police say. The image also featured the word “Nigger!” (with the exclamation point) and the hashtag #WhitePower. The hoax incident caused great calamity on the 8,657-student campus in Salisbury, Md. The Salisbury University Police Department initiated a hate-crime investigation. However, upon learning that the unidentified students are black, authorities chose to file no charges, reports The Daily Times, a local newspaper. The racist image appeared inside Blackwell Library on April 10, around the time of the school’s eighth...
  • Music teachers in Mass. schools being told to integrate full LGBT agenda into their classes.

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

    04/29/2016 2:55:53 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 23 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 4/29/16 | Sara Dogan
    A series of posters created by the David Horowitz Freedom Center targeting proponents of the Hamas-inspired and funded Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against the Jewish state have incited a storm of controversy on the San Diego State University campus where hundreds of students swarmed University President Elliot Hirshman to claim that he did not condemn the posters forcefully enough and demanding an apology. The Freedom Center’s posters identified by name a number of prominent student and faculty BDS activists on the campus and described them as having “allied themselves with Palestinian terrorists to perpetrate BDS and Jew Hatred...
  • Harvard Law School: Protecting Anti-Semites, Targeting Conservative Students

    04/29/2016 12:25:19 PM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    FrontPage ^ | April 29, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    Unless you’ve been in hibernation for the last few days, you’ve almost certainly come across the name Husam El Qoulaq, the rabidly anti-Israeli, third-year Harvard Law School student who hurled an anti-Semitic trope at an Israeli parliamentarian during a question and answer session. What most of you may not be familiar with is the Orwellian-like hypocrisy employed by Harvard Law School to protect the identities of anti-Semitic agitators while at the same time utilizing all tools at their disposal to unmask the identities of bloggers, whose only crime was to expose a hoax committed by self-proclaimed “social justice warriors.” On...
  • Racist drawing of lynching drawn on a Maryland University library whiteboard 'by two black students'

    04/29/2016 8:24:00 AM PDT · by ruination · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Apr. 28, 2016 | AP
    - Drawing showed stick figure being hanged along with a racial slur and the hashtag 'whitepower,' the Salisbury University student newspaper reported - The drawing circulated on social media and caused controversy at school - Officials said culprits were identified as two African-American students Officials at a Maryland university say black students are behind a drawing of a hanging stick figure with a racial slur found on a library whiteboard. News outlets quote Salisbury University spokesman Richard Culver as saying the students are black. He declined to identify them, citing privacy rules.
  • The Dr. Jekyll To Mr. Hyde Transformation Of Title IX

    04/29/2016 8:21:35 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 29, 2016 | George Leef
    ... Title IX has now become a “juggernaut” in the words of NYU law professor Richard Epstein. He explains in this Hoover Institution article that extremely zealous bureaucrats have abused the law (specifically, the Administrative Procedure Act) to impose their own ideas of what the language “be subjected to discrimination” means. They have managed to turn it into a justification for federal intervention into every aspect of college life that somehow involves sex. Epstein highlights the amazing case of Colorado State – Pueblo student Grant Neal, who was suspended by the school after a consensual sexual relationship. The woman who...
  • How a 'parenting arms race' is causing kids to grow up segregated (Where all the White Folk At?)

    04/28/2016 10:16:15 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 59 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 4-27-2016 | Jessica Mendoza
    “Most parents want to do right by their kids, and one way they can do that is to try to live somewhere with better school options,” says Ann Owens, the study’s author and an associate professor at USC’s sociology department. “But as income inequality has increased, higher-income parents have more resources to live where they want to live, while those with lower incomes have less.” While less pernicious than the racism that led to segregated schools and the “white flight” of the 1970s, the findings lead to a troubling conclusion: that children face greater and growing stratification in neighborhood settings...
  • Protestors go crazy during The Triggering event at UMass

    04/28/2016 2:32:22 PM PDT · by Pelham · 42 replies
    You Tube ^ | 4/26/2016 | Campus Reform
    videoSocial Justice Warrior entertainment cruel commentary by neanderthal misogynists
  • High School Becomes First In PA To Adopt Transgender Bathroom Policy

    04/28/2016 5:43:30 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 55 replies
    SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa (CBS) – Some people never give the signs on the bathrooms a second thought, but that’s not the case for transgender students like Evan Petersen, a junior at Springfield Township high school. “I definitely didn’t wanna use women’s bathroom, and I was scared to use the men’s bathroom because I wasn’t out at school yet,” said Peterson. “So I just didn’t go to the bathroom during the whole school day.” “It’s awful it’s a very bad feeling,” said Christine Settino a teacher. “That’s the kind of thing that makes you want to do something and make change.”...
  • Children as young as FOUR asked to choose gender before they start school (UK)

    04/27/2016 8:11:10 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 19 April 2016 | Tammy Hughes, Emma Glanfield
    Parents have been left furious after receiving a letter instructing them to help their four-year-olds choose a gender before they start primary school. Brighton and Hove City Council sent a letter to hundreds of families telling them which school their child would attend in September but asked them to respond with which gender their child preferred. Along with the main text in the letter, there was also a note next to the tickbox for male/female explaining that the national recording system only gives two options for gender but to help their child choose a gender they most identified with. It...
  • UMass Amherst students throw temper tantrum at free speech event

    04/27/2016 12:41:34 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 24 replies
    Campus Reform Reporter ^ | Apr 25, 2016 | Peter Fricke and Anthony Gockowski
    <p>Students at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst set a new high for hysteria Monday night at an event featuring Christina Hoff Sommers, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Steven Crowder.</p> <p>The event was intended to be a forum and discussion about the use of political correctness on campus, but degenerated into a shouting match as protesters sought to drown out the speakers with cries of "hate speech" and, less imaginatively....</p>
  • Study Shows Michelle O’s Anti-Obesity Campaign Is Failing To Make Kids Any Less Obese

    04/27/2016 2:59:43 PM PDT · by PROCON · 53 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | April 27, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    It’s been more than six years since Michelle Obama kicked off her “Let’s Move!” initiative to fight against childhood obesity, and children are as overweight as ever before. That’s according to a new study published Tuesday in the journal Obesity. A team led by Duke University scientist Asheley Skinner studied data from the CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and found that the percentage of overweight and obese children between 2 and 19 years old has increased across the board since 1999. That comes as bad news for the Obama administration, which has sought to force children to...
  • Just 37% of U.S. High School Seniors Prepared for College Math and Reading, Test Shows

    04/27/2016 2:21:43 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/27/16 | L Brody
    Only 37% of American 12th-graders were academically prepared for college math and reading in 2015, a slight dip from two years earlier, according to test scores released Wednesday.
  • Cumberland Schools investigating after photo circulates of teacher lying on cot (NC)

    04/27/2016 2:07:35 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 33 replies
    WRAL ^ | 4/27/2016 | uncredited
    Fayetteville, N.C. — Cumberland County Schools says it’s investigating after video surfaced on social media showing a teacher at Terry Sanford High School lying down on a cot while students sat nearby.[snip]The teacher, Nicole Montunnas, told officials she was feeling ill, Till said. Click through for the video or it is apparently at https://twitter.com/OgKeyy/status/724983591642513409
  • Test Scores Show a Decline in Math Among High School Seniors

    04/27/2016 6:10:02 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 66 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 27, 2016 | Kate Zernike
    The average performance of the nation’s high school seniors dropped in math from 2013 to 2015, but held steady in reading, according to results of a biennial test released Wednesday. The results, from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, also showed a drop in the percentage of students in private and public schools who are considered prepared for college-level work in reading and math. In 2013, the last time the test was given, 39 percent of students were estimated to be ready in math and 38 percent in reading; in 2015, 37 percent were judged prepared in each subject. In...
  • Mizzou Misery: Exclusive Emails Reveal The Brutal Backlash

    04/26/2016 6:09:36 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 49 replies
    ‘You have a PR nightmare on your hands’ Grandma ‘I will pull every dime before my granddaughter sets foot on your campus’ ‘A national disgrace – disgusting’ ‘the mob’s threats … totalitarian to insane’ Student: ‘racism smaller than it is made out to be’ Student: ‘As an African American, I am embarrassed by my fellow students’ ‘I pledge NOT to contribute to your fund’ Donations to Athletic Department plunged 72% Overall donations down. Freshman student enrollment down a quarter. Mizzou’s vice chancellor for marketing and communications, Ellen De Graffenreid, received a disheartening email last fall at the pinnacle of the...
  • Can College Demonstrators Lose Liberal Support?

    04/26/2016 7:58:30 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 26, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    College demonstrators might be losing support for the causes they claim to hold dear from their most natural, and effective allies. "Even sympathetic observers end up a tad uncomfortable here: Those of us who support today's protests against police brutality against black people (such as myself) are less enthusiastic about the campus protests modeled directly on those," author and educator John H. McWhorter writes in The Chronicle Review. "The reason for the difference in reaction, however, is something most people are reluctant to admit, and sometimes may feel it isn’t their 'place' to state." "But there comes a point when...
  • Italy’s universities bow to Islam and boycott Israel

    04/25/2016 4:52:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | Sunday, April 24, 2016 12:13 AM | Giulio Meotti
    An Italian academic appeal to boycott Israeli universities succeeded in obtaining 336 signatures. Of these teachers and researchers, a tenth come from the University of Bologna. But in this oldest university in Europe, no one has shown enough concern to raise a moral issue about the big deal that the Alma Mater Studiorum of Bologna has just signed with Saudi Arabia. Not only that, but some of the protagonists of this academic pact appear in the appeal against the Israeli teachers. It should have been enough to read the report of Freedom House on Saudi universities to figure that maybe...
  • (Wisconsin) College Students Conduct ‘Refugee and Migrant Simulation’ to ‘Raise Awareness’

    04/24/2016 4:59:02 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-22-2016 | Lana Shadwick
    Participants in the simulation were given a pretend name and age, a few property items, and a blindfold for use in simulation exercises. They were then divided into small groups and went through the course designed to raise awareness. Some of the simulation courses in which the students participated in, included crossing border lines, being interviewed, and being placed in an asylum room. The student publication, the Marquette Wire, reported that “Guards led every course and scenario, yelling at the participants and treating them similarly to how migrants and refugees are treated.
  • Brown University Students Flip Out After White Person Sings Hindu Chants

    04/22/2016 7:26:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 74 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/22/16 | Blake Neff
    A simple musical performance at Brown University became a source of tremendous controversy Thursday night after student protesters denounced it for having Hindu chants sung by a white woman.Carrie Grossman, a 2000 Brown graduate, performed in “An Evening of Devotional Music,” which organizers touted as an “intimate evening of inquiry, music and meditation.” Grossman’s performance was a kirtan, a form of traditional chanting that originates in the Indian subcontinent.But to some students, it was actually an intimate evening of gruesome cultural appropriation, because Grossman had the temerity to sing chants from India despite being white.“How does your whiteness impact how you...
  • Illinois lawmakers pass $600M aid for struggling colleges

    04/22/2016 2:58:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 22, 2016 5:18 PM EDT | Ivan Moreno and Ashley Lisenby
    Illinois’ college and universities received a much-needed lifeline Friday when lawmakers approved a $600 million short-term funding fix for the institutions, which have been struggling without state funding during the months-long budget stalemate, even laying off employees. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is expected to sign the bill, which is a one-time deal and includes nearly $170 million in tuition grants for low-income students. But state Comptroller Leslie Munger said she wouldn’t wait for the Republican’s signature, instead immediately begin processing payments for schools. The rare bipartisan deal comes at an especially crucial time for Chicago State University, which has been...
  • School board member resigns over anti-Muslim Facebook posts [Elmwood Park NJ]

    04/22/2016 3:07:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 22, 2016 5:30 PM EDT
    A New Jersey school board member resigned Friday after backlash over posts she made on Facebook disparaging Muslims. […] (Gladys) Gryskiewicz posted on Facebook earlier this year that Muslims should stay “in your desserts (sic) and follow your religion in your own countries.” In another post, she wrote: “Why now are we giving into (sic) the Muslims way of life? The French told them to get lost. This is what our President should be emulating.” Her comments drew outrage, including from some students, state lawmakers and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which called for her resignation. …
  • Students for Justice in Palestine respond to a previous op-ed

    04/22/2016 1:26:21 PM PDT · by pabianice · 13 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 4/18/16 | Unsigned
    Letter to the editor: Students for Justice in Palestine respond to a previous op-ed To the editor: In an op-ed published last week, “Uncomfortable on my own campus,” Nov. 18, Carly Korman wrote of her dismay that Students for Justice in Palestine was included in last week’s powerful Million Student March. We feel the need to correct some glaring inaccuracies in her piece that misrepresent and slander our group. She stated that, “the overall goal of (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) is to eliminate Israel as the state of the Jewish people.” This is incorrect. In 2005, Palestinian civil society –...
  • Teacher axed for showing ‘Make Donald Drumpf Again’ video

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

    04/21/2016 7:36:47 PM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 9 replies
    WPTV ^ | April 21, 2016 | WPTV Webteam
    See story at link, I'm mobile and not sure what the posting requirements for Scripps is.