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  • UMass Amherst Creates 'Flow Chart' to Determine If Your Halloween Costume Is Offensive

    10/20/2016 5:46:18 PM PDT · by drewh · 57 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 20, 2016 ast | By Ken Shepherd - The Washington Times
    The University of Massachusetts, Amherst has created a handy flow chart for students to help them determine what NOT to wear as a Halloween costume. Devised by UMass Amherst’s official diversity office, the “‘Simple Costume Racism Evaluation and Assessment Meter’ (S.C.R.E.A.M.) … poses several costume-related questions, the answers to which take one to various points on a ‘threat meter’ that ranges from green (low) to red (severe),” Campus Reform reported on Tuesday. For example, “If one intends to represent a person on Halloween, the only way to get a ‘green’ threat rating is for the person to be of one’s...
  • Dumb and dumber

    10/21/2016 5:20:34 AM PDT · by FreedomNotSafety · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/19/2016 | Henniniger
    It’s time to send the sniffer dogs into the rubble of America’s 2016 presidential election to see if there’s anything worth saving. We’ve learned some important things. We have learned that at the lower end of the income scale, the white vote is broken, or more accurately, brokenhearted. Many middle-class white voters are angry over a system they say has failed them. They aren’t the only ones. America’s inner cities, its poorest...
  • Judge Maintains Nationwide Injunction Against Obama Transgender 'Directive'

    10/20/2016 12:51:56 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 20 replies ^ | October 20, 2016
    In May of this year, Barack Obama's Education Department wrote a "friendly letter" (also known as immutable supreme law according to Our Dear Leader Ryan McElveen) to school systems across America demanding that they open up restrooms, locker rooms, and shower facilities to anyone regardless of biological sex, as long as they "identify" as the gender that the facility serves. 13 states sued the federal government, and a judge granted a preliminary, nationwide injunction preventing any attempts at enforcement of this letter. Yesterday, a federal judge upheld and extended the injunction. Ryan McElveen is looking pretty silly right now ......
  • Teachers are expected to remain politically neutral. These Teachers of the Year say they can’t.

    10/20/2016 10:07:01 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10-14-16 | Valerie Strauss
    Teachers are often expected to remain politically neutral in class, not letting their students know which candidate they support or where they stand on controversial issues. Part of the thinking behind this position is that students could be insulted or intimidated from expressing contrary thoughts. Some parents fear that teachers could “indoctrinate” students by expressing their own views in class. As a result, many teachers are hesitant to — and often are expected not to — reveal political views. In the unprecedented 2016 presidential election, some teachers are casting aside their neutrality to speak their mind. They say the stakes...
  • Teachers describe the heartbreaking impact Trump’s hateful rhetoric is having on their students.

    10/19/2016 1:18:22 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 80 replies
    Hillary Clinton ^ | September 2, 2016 | Hillary Clinton
    Teachers describe the heartbreaking impact Trump’s hateful rhetoric is having on their students.
  • Illinois judge cites “cisgender” subjects in transgender bathroom ruling

    10/19/2016 1:18:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 19,2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    “High school students do not have a constitutional right not to share restrooms or locker rooms with transgender students whose sex assigned at birth is different than theirs,” Gilbert wrote. “A transgender person’s gender identity is an important factor to be considered in determining whether his or her needs, as well as those of cisgender people, can be accommodated in the course of allocating or regulating the use of restrooms and locker rooms,” he continued. “So, to frame the constitutional question in the sense of sex assigned at birth while ignoring gender identity frames it too narrowly.” Yes, you read...
  • TCU plans to add diversity official after students send demand letter

    10/19/2016 3:43:49 PM PDT · by Menehune56 · 21 replies
    Star-Telegram [Fort Worth, Texas] ^ | 10/19/2016 | Ryan Osborne
    TCU is planning to establish a “Cabinet-level” position after a group of students sent a letter to administrators demanding efforts to improve campus inclusiveness and diversity, the school announced this week. The position would “lead efforts regarding diversity and inclusion and providing additional training for all students, faculty and staff,” a university statement said. University spokeswoman Holly Ellman confirmed that administrators received a list of 14 demands in a recent letter from the Black Students and Allies of TCU. The students have met with administrators over the last several weeks.
  • In front of Billy Graham Center in Wheaton, "Donald Trump is Antichrit"

    10/19/2016 7:29:24 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | 10-18-2016
    WHEATON - While evangelist Billy Graham's son Franklin Graham stands solidly behind the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, students at the elder Graham's alma mater Wheaton College are evidently not in agreement. "Donald Trump is the 'Anti-Chrit'", a misspelled chalking said on the steps of the evangelical school's Billy Graham Center. Although Graham has declared his continuing support for Trump despite videos revealing and rumors suggesting immoral behavior which Graham preaches against, he wrote on his Facebook page this week that he's not condoning Trump's behavior: Continue reading "In front of Billy Graham Center in Wheaton, "Donald Trump is Antichrit""...
  • Snotty Cheerleaders Get A HUGE Dose Of Karma After Being RUDE To Elderly WWII Vet

    10/18/2016 4:24:56 AM PDT · by · 86 replies
    Fury News ^ | October 16, 2016 | DI Staff
    It's always wonderful when karma comes calling at the right time, and for one school principal along with his band of bratty cheerleaders, that day came just at the right time. They thought no one would find out about the sick thing they did to World War II veterans, but once the word got out, the backlash was so enormous, it went on to make national news. On September 30, 12 cheerleaders from Cornell High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, decided to take a knee during the national anthem. While we’ve gotten used to these disgusting displays of disrespect across...
  • Lazy Marxist bum teachers and their attacks on question 2 (charter schools)

    10/18/2016 8:23:18 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 16 replies
    In Massachusetts, the only other New England state that's the left of Maine and Rhode island, there is a popular ballot measure that needs every patriotic American's support. That is question 2, the measure that would remove the cap on charter schools in the state of Massachusetts and give 32,000 struggling students in failing and dangerous schools (and there are many of them) an opportunity to learn in schools that are efficient, safe and wholesome. But the liberals and the teachers union bums would not have any of it. The only ones who oppose question 2 besides the usual cadre...
  • Rights advocates praise college's transgender inclusive policy

    10/18/2016 6:15:05 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 1 replies ^ | Oct 14, 2016 | AP and Tribune-Star staff reports
    <p>The Freedom Indiana advocacy group says Ivy Tech Community College’s new transgender-inclusive policy will help protect transgender and gender-nonconforming students and faculty from discrimination, but work remains to be done.</p> <p>The group said the policy’s guidelines grant transgender and gender-nonconforming students the right to express their gender identity openly or to keep it private; and it allows students to use facilities that match their gender identity.</p>
  • Seattle Teachers Enforce Black Lives Matter Indoctrination

    10/17/2016 7:59:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/17/16 | Matthew Vadum
    A Maoist-style reeducation fest approaches in Seattle schools Thousands of taxpayer-supported Seattle teachers are planning to don Black Lives Matter t-shirts this week in public schools and force-feed left-wing propaganda to their students about race in an effort to draw attention to the systemic racism they imagine is embedded in the public education regime. The shirts say “Black Lives Matter” and “We Stand Together,” which is almost identical in meaning to the Hillary Clinton campaign slogan “Standing Together.”
  • A Fiver for Civilization

    10/16/2016 12:35:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | October 16, 2016 | Paul Jacob
    Last week, a sixth-grader clipped me for five bucks . . . to help the public schools. The boy was going door to door, which I’ve had occasion to do. And he was certainly well mannered and well spoken. Glad to give. Plus, it was only one Federal Reserve Note, the second-smallest denomination — that’s what I had in my pocket. It was like buying a Starbucks venti-something. On the other hand, after he left, I was a little bit irritated by the encounter. You see, we in Prince William County, Virginia, pay pretty hefty property taxes to support...
  • Watch Leftist Students Say Science Is Racist and Should Be Abolished

    10/15/2016 9:48:57 AM PDT · by bkopto · 45 replies
    Reason ^ | 10/14/2016 | Robbie Soave
    Students at the University of Cape Town in South Africa brought some interesting concerns before the science faculty this week: namely, they think science as it is currently understood must be abolished. "The whole thing should scratched off, especially in Africa," said one of the students. Essentially, these students believe that modern scientific understanding is too Eurocentric. But according to the student, witchcraft is like Isaac Newton's theory of gravity—it's just one way of explaining the world, among many. "Decolonising the science would mean doing away with it entirely and starting all over again to deal with how we respond...
  • TOMORROW: NEA President to address hundreds of union members at major “get out the vote” event

    10/14/2016 11:32:28 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 30 replies
    The National Education Association ^ | October 14, 2016 | The National Education Association
    PHILADELPHIA - October 14, 2016 - NEA president Lily Esklesen García will address hundreds of union members on Saturday at a major “get out the vote” (GOTV) rally alongside other national union presidents. The member volunteers in attendance will then conduct an all day GOTV canvass of Philadelphia and surrounding counties on behalf of Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senate candidate Katie McGinty. McGinty will also speak at the rally.Pennsylvania is a key battleground state in 2016, and this organizing event is part of a larger labor effort to canvass across the city and state on Saturday in the lead-up to...
  • REMINDER, THIS IS WHAT THEY THINK OF US!! [Wikileaks, Podesta email]

    10/11/2016 8:03:32 AM PDT · by Non-Compliant_Deplorable · 77 replies
    “WE’VE ALL BEEN CONTENT TO DEMEAN GOVERNMENT, DROP CIVICS AND CONSPIRE TO PRODUCE AN UNAWARE AND COMPLIANT CITIZENRY…UNAWARENESS REMAINS STRONG BUT COMPLIANCE IS... FADING RAPIDLY. This problem demands some serious, serious thinking - and not just poll driven, demographically-inspired messaging..."
  • Trump Details Student Loan Policies, 15 Year Forgiveness Program

    10/13/2016 6:58:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    WIP-FM ^ | October 13, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    PHILADELPHIA (CNN) — Donald Trump on Thursday offered up his most detailed prescriptions yet to address the student debt crisis, proposing an income-based cap on student loan payments and an ambitious student loan forgiveness program. Trump, in a meandering speech to a group of rowdy high school and college students, called for a single student loan repayment plan capped at 12.5% of a borrowers’ income and suggested borrowers would see their student debt forgiven after 15 years of making full payments. “We’re going to work it out. It’ll be a negotiation,” Trump said, prompting one student to shout out “Art...
  • Department Of Justice Wages War On Free Education

    10/13/2016 4:19:18 PM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 21, 2016 | Preston Cooper
    A federal investigation will likely force the University of California-Berkeley to take down the online courses and lectures it offers for free — all in the name of “equality.” Rebecca Bond of the Department’s Civil Rights Division sent a letter to UC-Berkeley fretting that the free courses were not sufficiently accessible to people with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The letter demanded that UC-Berkeley retool its online content so that “individuals with vision, hearing, and manual disabilities can acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same services as individuals without disabilities with substantially...
  • The Americans With Disabilities Act Strikes Again

    10/13/2016 11:18:57 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 28 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 12, 2016 | George Leef
    One of the statutes that best demonstrates the truth that laws usually bring about a host of unintended consequences is the Americans with Disabilities Act. In the name of helping people who have disabilities, the law often imposes heavy costs on others, while simultaneously failing to do anything for its purported beneficiaries. The ADA has spawned a hyper-aggressive enforcement bureaucracy that lives to find violations of the law, even if those violations exist purely in their own minds. A recent flap over free online college courses makes the point. Colleges and universities do a lot of ridiculous and even harmful...
  • Surrender? US schools to REQUIRE Muslim indoctrination

    10/12/2016 7:34:17 AM PDT · by milford421 · 31 replies
    Allen B. West/ Info from WND ^ | 10/12/16 | Allen B. West
    "As reported by, “One of the nation’s largest school districts has adopted a resolution banning “hateful speech” against Muslim students while accusing America of having “a long history of racism and xenophobia.” "Can you just imagine what would happen if a school board voted 8-0 for a resolution that promoted “instituting school policies and setting an educational curriculum that reflects JUDEO-CHRISTIAN values?”" Here's the resolution:$file/KCPS_SupportForMuslims_2016_NAedits-2.pdf
  • Charter Schools work in Massachusetts

    10/12/2016 8:14:08 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 12, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Ten years since Massachusetts passed an education reform bill known as the Massachusetts Education Reform Act (MERA), Phoenix Academies has tried to bridge the gap for those who drop out of school or those who underperform. According to 2006 statistics, almost 11,000 students dropped out of high school, and by 2015, that number was 5,000 dropouts. Graduation rates in 2015 did not go beyond 72% and in one immigrant-heavy part of Massachusetts known as Chelsea, the graduation rate was 63% in 2015. According to the Pioneer Institute, "between 2008 and 2011…In all but one of those years, 100 percent of...
  • Russian Government Officials Told To Immediately Bring Back Children Studying Abroad

    10/11/2016 6:20:10 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 45 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/11/16 | Tyler Durden
    In Europe, when it gets serious, you have to lie... at least if you are an unelected bureaucrat like Jean-Claude Juncker. In Russia, however, when it gets serious, attention immediately turns to the children. Which is why we read a report in Russian website Znak published Tuesday, according to which Russian state officials and government workers were told to bring back their children studying abroad immediately, even if means cutting their education short and not waiting until the end of the school year, and re-enroll them in Russian schools, with some concern. The article adds that if the parents of...
  • Police looking to question students involved in high school brawl

    10/11/2016 1:18:45 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 10 replies
    Las Vegas Now ^ | 10/10/2016 | Karen Castro
    A massive brawl between two rival high schools was caught on video, so now police officers are looking for all the students connected to the fight. It happened inside a Raising Canes and an In-N-Out Burger near Ann Road and U.S. 95. The graphic images were taken Friday night after a football game between Arbor View and Centennial high schools. Employees from both restaurants told 8 News NOW that the area is a popular hangout spot for high schoolers on game night, but they've never seen anything like Friday's brawl happen. People in the community are shocked. "How just a...
  • Missouri families confront School Board over graphic sex ed programs targeting young children.

    10/10/2016 7:24:05 PM PDT · by massmike · 15 replies ^ | 10/10/2016 | n/a
    What you are about to read about will be happening more and more around the country. Are you ready to fight it? Parents from Missouri MassResistance stood up to pro-LGBT activists and continued to confront the school board in their effort to stop a horrific LGBT-sexuality curriculum being imposed on their school system in suburban St. Louis. As we reported earlier the new district-wide “comprehensive sexuality” curriculum voted in by the Parkway District School Board in March aims to normalize homosexuality and cross-dressing beginning in the lower elementary school grades. It includes lessons about oral and anal sex for middle...
  • School System Pays Thousands of Dollars in Tolls So Buses Can Use Intercounty Connector

    10/10/2016 10:42:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Bethesda Magazine ^ | November 23, 2015 | Andrew Metcalf
    Montgomery County Board of Education President Patricia O’Neill asked the county’s state legislators Wednesday if they could help eliminate tolls for county school buses that drive on the state-operated Intercounty Connector. A Montgomery County Public Schools spokeswoman said in an email Friday the school system spends nearly $18,000 per year on ICC tolls. Buses that typically use the ICC include those for cross-county special education routes and sports trips, according to spokeswoman Gboyinde Onijala. “It would help us a great deal to make a more efficient transportation system for the 100,000 students we transport every day if we could use...
  • 'The biggest racist organization since the klan': Professor takes leave of absence...

    10/10/2016 2:13:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/09/2016 | ARIEL ZILBER
    A University of Virginia professor has taken a leave of absence from the school after he came under scathing attack over the weekend for likening the Black Lives Matter movement to the Ku Klux Klan. Douglas Muir, who teaches at the school, commented on Facebook that he believed that Black Lives Matter was the 'biggest' racist organization since the KKK. Muir, who lectures at UVA's Engineering School and who also owns a restaurant in the area, was responding to a Facebook post that included a photograph of a recent appearance by BLM co-founder Alicia Garza in Charlottesville, the campus newspaper...
  • US school students of color: We want teachers who look like us

    10/09/2016 12:25:23 PM PDT · by BBell · 81 replies
    American school kids prefer teachers of color, a new study shows. As the demographic make-up of US students has tipped toward a minority-majority, much has been made of the contrast seen in the nation's predominantly white body of teachers. For the first time, educators now have a glimpse of what that racial imbalance might mean to middle and high school students, thanks to new analysis conducted by researchers at New York University. Using survey data compiled by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the researchers canvassed the thoughts of more than 50,000 students about 1,680 teachers. The survey data included...
  • Ex-student Sues Over Bad College Roommate

    10/06/2016 3:17:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | OCTOBER 5, 2016
    A former Montana State University student has filed a lawsuit alleging the university failed to protect him from a roommate who stole his money and engaged in unspecified sexual behavior described as disturbing. Evan Clark’s lawsuit against the state alleges campus officials, including the dean of students, knew his roommate had been removed from other dormitory rooms due to the alleged sexual misconduct, but ignored Clark’s requests to have him moved until Clark went to Bozeman police. Clark became so depressed that he took an overdose of painkillers in late November 2015 and quit going to class.
  • students sell anti-police, anti-white hoodies

    10/06/2016 3:15:04 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 29 replies
    Campus reform ^ | 10-6-16
    Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are asking people to buy sweatshirts promoting violence against police officers and classifying all white people as racists. “Racism,” claims one hoodie’s page, “is a set of systematic, institutional, cultural, and epistemological (although not limited to said forms) structures that inherently empowers white folk and in turn disempowers people of color. This power dictates who lives, have housing, access to education/healthcare etc. Racism has little to do with hatred and mostly to do with who has power.”
  • 'Bill Clinton Rapes' covered up before OU speech (Painted wall at Ohio U. Rally )

    10/06/2016 12:50:24 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 27 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | October 5, 2016 | Kassy Dillon
    A message reading "Bill Clinton Rapes" [4'tall] appeared on Ohio University's free speech wall a few hours before the former president's speech on the campus, but was painted over shortly before the event began. Early Tuesday morning, just before Bill Clinton was scheduled to speak at Ohio University, the university’s free speech wall was painted with the message “Bill Clinton rapes”. According to The Naked Truth News, the wall was painted over with the letters “ USA” over a red, white, and blue background roughly five hours later, at 8:30 a.m. Clinton was scheduled to begin his speech at 11:00...
  • This Teen Dressed As A Thief At School To Make Fun Of ‘White Culture’

    10/06/2016 10:41:26 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 82 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 6, 2016 | Cavan Sieczkowski
    Want a culturally appropriate costume this Halloween? This teen’s got an idea for you. Josh Welch, a 17-year-old from Silver Spring, Maryland, decided to dress as a thief for Culture Day at his high school earlier this week to make a statement about “white culture,” BuzzFeed first reported. “I consider myself a huge advocate for social justice, and I wanted to make a bold statement about ‘white culture,’” he told The Huffington Post Wednesday. “So I decided to use humor to get my point across, but I never imagined it could be this ubiquitous.”
  • Mass hysteria as thousands of Penn State students spark riot as they hunt CLOWNS

    10/06/2016 8:44:14 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 47 replies
    Mirror.UK ^ | 5 OCT 2016
    Dozens of students sparked mass panic as they descended on a university campus to hunt CLOWNS. Rumours spread online that the bizarre creepy clown phenomenon sweeping the US had hit Penn State University Hundreds of rioting students ran through the streets, chanting as they hunted for the circus characters. Students armed with tennis rackets, lacrosse sticks, baseball bats and hockey sticks scoured the area hoping to spot the creepy clown, reported. A 'Penn State Clown' Twitter account even popped up during the riots posting spoof updates on the fugitive funnyman. Northumbria Police Inspector Stephen Wykes said: "The people carrying...
  • Police fatally shoot machete-wielding man at University of Colorado's Champions Center

    10/05/2016 10:35:38 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 37 replies
    Daily Camera ^ | 10/05/2016 | Mitchell Byars and Sarah Kuta
    Police shot and killed a machete-wielding suspect inside the Champions Center at the University of Colorado's Folsom Field this morning after they say the man refused to drop his weapon, campus officials said. Emergency responders were alerted around 9:15 a.m. today that a man with a machete had entered the Champions Center, which houses CU's sports medicine department. Police said the incident began with some kind of altercation in the parking area outside, during which "one of the people involved did brandish a sharp weapon and was menacing with it," CU police spokesman Scott Pribble said during a morning news...
  • Parents Pull Son From School Because ‘Hateful’ Third Graders Don’t Think He’s A Girl [VIDEO]

    10/04/2016 10:25:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 89 replies ^ | October 1, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    The parents of an 8-year-old Texas boy pulled their son out of school after his “hateful” third grade classmates wouldn’t treat him like a girl. Marilyn Morrison began the school year at Cannon Elementary School in Grapevine, Texas identifying himself as a transgender girl for the first time, a local Fox affiliate reported. WATCH: Marilyn said his classmates were bullying him and not accepting of his new identity, which made him feel uncomfortable. “It makes me feel like I’m my old self when I was a boy,” he explained. “It’s hard to have to speak up and out my daughter,...
  • Columbia University to host no-whites-allowed student leadership retreat

    10/05/2016 2:19:09 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 52 replies
    College Fix ^ | 10/4/2016
    Students of color at Columbia University can apply to attend an upcoming racially segregated retreat hosted by the school that promises to embolden and empower participants, according to organizers. The “Students of Color Leadership Retreat 2016” is open to students within the Columbia University undergraduate community, including its all-women’s Barnard College. Slated for the weekend of Nov. 12 at Greenkill Retreat Center at the New York YMCA Camp, the event is billed as “an intensive weekend of personal development, empowerment and community building for student leaders at Barnard and Columbia who identify as African/African-American/Black, Latino/Hispanic, Asian/Asian-American, Pacific Islander, Arab and...

    10/05/2016 5:22:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies ^ | October 5, 2016
    The Top Ten Schools Supporting Terrorists A David Horowitz Freedom Center report. Visit Stop the Jew-Hatred on Campus.  1. Brooklyn College (CUNY) 2. San Diego State University 3. San Francisco State University  4. Tufts University  5.  University of California Berkeley 6.  University of California Irvine 7.  University of California Los Angeles 8.  University of Chicago 9.  University of Tennessee Knoxville 10. Vassar College(Note: the schools are listed in alphabetical order)  Introduction: Across America college campuses are being flooded with pro-terrorist propaganda by groups supported by college administrators and student funds. These groups are led by Students for Justice in Palestine but they...
  • Penn State students flood downtown, campus over clowns

    10/05/2016 7:04:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Centre Daily Times ^ | October 4, 2016 | Shawn Annarelli
    Penn State students have been known to rally for anything related to football. But alleged clown sightings? That’s never been a reason to run up and down College and Beaver avenues, start chants and gather at Old Main for hours on end — until Monday night.
  • Census: Record 42.4M immigrants, 23% of school kids, Muslims biggest jump

    10/04/2016 6:28:14 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 4, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    At 42.4 million, there are now more immigrants, legal and illegal, in America than ever before, fueled by a massive flood from Muslim nations, and the growing numbers are substantially impacting public services like public schools, according to a weighty new analysis of Census Bureau data. One impact of note: There are 10.9 million students from immigrant households in public schools, accounting for 23 percent of all public school students, according to the Center for Immigration Studies. And while the doors remain open on the U.S.-Mexico border, the biggest percentage increases in immigration are all from largely Muslim nations, a...
  • Ole Miss Student Arrested for Possession of State Flag

    10/04/2016 6:10:38 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-04-2016 | John Binder
    Dylan Wood, a third-year Ole Miss student told Breitbart Texas he was simply enjoying the game when a security officer approached him and said he had to take his mini version of the Mississippi flag from him because it was larger than what the stadium allows. Wood said he agreed to leave the game and exited the Ole Miss stadium without any issues. Once outside, though, Wood said a security guard told him he would have to agree never to bring the state flag with him to another Ole Miss game or run the risk of being arrested. When Wood...
  • Judge reinstates Brown Univ. student accused of sexual misconduct, blasts ‘organized’ pressure to ge

    10/03/2016 8:19:16 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Fred Farbash
    A federal judge has reinstated a Brown University student after finding that the Ivy League school in Providence, R.I., improperly judged him responsible for sexual misconduct. The case was yet another example of the stresses confronted by colleges and universities, whose methods of adjudicating such cases have increasingly come under heavy fire for being too aggressive toward the accused, even as they are being pressured for not being aggressive enough. Indeed, the Brown case underscored how that tension has spread: It included an organized campaign by students supportive of the woman who brought the charge to pressure the judge into...
  • 4 students from same high school are found dead in a month

    10/03/2016 5:50:53 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 53 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | October 3, 2016 | FRANK ELTMAN and CLAUDIA TORRENS
    Four teenagers from Brentwood High School on Long Island have been found dead within the past month, all suspected victims of gang violence.
  • Sowell: The Academic Curtain

    10/03/2016 4:55:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 4, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Back in the days of the Cold War between the Communist bloc of nations and the Western democracies, the Communists maintained pervasive restrictions around Eastern Europe that were aptly called an "iron curtain," isolating the people in its bloc from the ideas of the West and physically obstructing their escape. One of the few things that could penetrate the "iron curtain" were ideas conveyed on radio waves. "The Voice of America" network broadcast to the peoples of the Soviet bloc, so that they were never completely isolated, and hearing only what the Communist dictatorships wanted them to hear. Ironically, despite...
  • Muslims Are Super Sad Because Tennessee Middle Schoolers No Longer Learn The FIVE PILLARS OF ISLAM

    10/03/2016 9:26:49 AM PDT · by orchestra · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/3/2016 | Eric Owens
    Newly-revised world history and social studies standards for taxpayer-funded Tennessee middle schools will no longer include teaching students the Five Pillars of Islam while pointedly ignoring the basic tenets of Christianity. A group of teacher created the draft of Tennessee’s new “Islamic World” standards, reports Nashville CBS affiliate WTVF. Students will also no longer be required to learn about the teachings of Muhammad; the Quran, Islam’s primary text; or the Sunnah, a statement of Muslim religious practices. Other rejected curriculum standards include material about the political rise of Islam, the geography of the Arabian Peninsula and differences between the Sunnis....
  • Alabama Teen Beaten Into Critical Condition After Posting ‘Blue Lives Matter’

    10/03/2016 12:09:56 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 73 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1:27 PM 10/03/2016 | Christian Datoc
    A 17-year-old Alabama high school student is in critical condition after being assaulted this weekend. According to Sylacauga Police Chief Kelley Johnson, Brian Ogle was assaulted in an Ace Hardware parking lot following Sylacauga High School’s homecoming game on Friday. When authorities arrived on the scene, they discovered Ogle beaten and bleeding from the head. He was airlifted to the University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital where tests revealed three skull fractures and trauma to his shoulder. Ogle remains in critical condition.
  • College Campus Ministry Supports Student Protest Comparing Cops To KKK

    10/03/2016 10:10:13 AM PDT · by tekrat · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/3/2016 | Amber Randall
    A Catholic college’s campus ministry recently expressed support for a student protest that compared cops to the Ku Klux Klan. Loyola University Chicago’s Campus Ministry praised the student protest over its Facebook and Twitter pages, reports The College Fix.
  • Holidays’ names stricken from next year’s Montgomery schools calendar (to appease Muslims)

    11/12/2014 7:38:38 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 11, 2014 | Donna St. George
    Christmas and Easter have been stricken from next year’s school calendar in Montgomery County. So have Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah. Montgomery’s Board of Education voted 7 to 1 Tuesday to eliminate references to all religious holidays on the published calendar for 2015-2016, a decision that followed a request from Muslim community leaders to give equal billing to the Muslim holy day of Eid al-Adha.
  • Montgomery Co. ed board strips religious holiday references from new calendar Read more:

    11/12/2014 3:31:02 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 14 replies ^ | NOVEMBER 12, 2014 | No Attribution
    ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Montgomery County Public Schools will remove religious labels from school holidays, but members of the Islamic community say the adjustments to the school calendar do nothing to gain parity and a day off for the Muslim holiday of Eid.
  • City leaders hail curriculum for combating Islamophobia in SF schools

    10/01/2016 12:15:56 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | October 01, 2016
    City leaders announced Thursday a new curriculum to combat Islamophobia among middle school students in San Francisco. The curriculum, called Know Your Classmates, is meant to encourage an open conversation between ethnically and culturally diverse students to end social isolation and bullying.
  • School Counselor Hailed as Hero for Talking Student Out of Shooting Others

    10/01/2016 9:16:36 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    WSMV ^ | Sep 29, 2016 | Kevin Trage
    A middle school counselor is being hailed as a hero after talking a student at Sycamore Middle School from shooting other students. Molly Hudgens spoke with the 14-year-old student who entered the building for about 45 minutes before the student gave her the gun. "She was an amazingly brave person to be in there that long with this young man," said Cheatham County Sheriff Mike Breedlove at a press conference on Thursday. "She was able to diffuse the whole situation." Breedlove praised the training that school employees receive to ending the situation. "Through her training, she was able to get...
  • As Chicago Staunches Fiscal Bleed, Schools Are Awash in Red Ink

    09/30/2016 2:21:35 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    Source material cannot be posted to FR | 29 September 2016
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