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  • Schools failing to teach gay, lesbian history

    10/19/2014 9:34:50 PM PDT · by rey · 45 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | October 19, 2014 | MATT BROWN
    California public schools do an inadequate job of teaching students about gay and lesbian history, despite a 2011 law that requires schools to teach such lessons, according to a national panel of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history scholars led by a Sonoma State University professor.
  • Student’s photo of skimpy Michelle O school lunch sparks outrage (Moochelle Obama lunch)

    10/16/2014 10:26:05 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 144 replies
    Eagnews ^ | 10/16/14 | Kyle Olson
    CHICKASHA, Okla. – Lunch meat, a couple of crackers, a slice of cheese and two pieces of cauliflower qualified as lunch in Chickasha Public Schools Monday. Chickasha lunchStudent Kaytlin Shelton took a photo of the skimpy lunch and showed it to her parents. “It makes me want to take that and take it to the Superintendent and tell him to eat it for lunch,” the girl tells Fox 25. “I can go pay a dollar for a Lunchable and get more food in it,” her father, Vince Holton, says. [Snip] The new lunch complies with lunch regulations championed by...
  • Hundreds of Kids, Parents and Residents Pray on a High School Football Field After Atheist Attacks

    10/17/2014 8:11:26 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 54 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 10/17/14 | Tiffiny Ruegner
    Pray to God to preserve the First Amendment. Hundreds of residents took to a high school football field Friday night to collectively bow down and pray — a massive response to atheist activists’ recent accusations that a local school district is guilty of at least two violations of the separation of church and state. But the prayer event wasn’t the only noteworthy response to secularists’ complaints, as local resident David Hoover placed three large Christian crosses on land he owns across the street from Licking Valley High School in Newark, Ohio — 10 to 13-foot symbols intended to send a...
  • Male high school students dressed like female celebrities told to go home

    10/17/2014 9:12:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    FOX31 ^ | 10.17.14 | CNN WIRE
    RANDLE, Wash. — When administrators at White Pass Jr. Sr. High School asked students to dress up as their favorite celebrities for Spirit Week, Mason Mudge and Chandler Krueger did just that. Mudge came as Miss America. And Krueger dressed up as Nicki Minaj.
  • ...Shocking moment a fed-up Baltimore teacher attacked student and slammed...

    10/17/2014 6:41:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10-17-14 | Snejana Farberov for MailOnline
    Full title: Caught on camera: Shocking moment a fed-up Baltimore teacher attacked student and slammed her into a locker yelling 'I'll kill you' after the senior hurled a book at her A Baltimore teacher is under fire after a cellphone video emerged of her fighting a 17-year-old student, slamming the girl against a locker and threatening to kill her. The beginning of the video, taken last Friday and obtained by local stations WBAL and WBFF, shows the girl shoving a chair in the teacher’s direction inside a classroom at Carver Vocational-Technical High in west Baltimore. The 17-year-old senior reportedly became...
  • The beginning of the people's Web: 20 years of Netscape

    10/17/2014 5:03:18 PM PDT · by sopwith · 31 replies
    ZDNET ^ | October 14, 2014 | By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    I was the first writer to cover the Web for a popular audience, and it did prove popular. I mean, it must have had hundreds of thousands of users in 1993! Today, Facebook alone has over a billion users. What's Hot on ZDNet Apple releases OS X Yosemite for Mac for free; iWork updated iOS 8.1 available October 20 for iPhones, iPads Apple Pay ready for lift-off and Google 'trying to get it right' Microsoft to 'Connect' with developers at November event in New York You see the problem was that it was really, really hard to use the Web...
  • Common Core Question Asks: "There are 25 Sheep and 5 Dogs in a Flock. How Old is the Shepherd?"

    10/17/2014 11:21:49 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 118 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/17/14 | Aurelius
    In an intentional attempt to study and potentially confuse children, children were asked "There are 25 sheep and 5 dogs in a flock. How old is the shepherd?" Why might you ask this supposedly common-core aligned question? According to the teachers who created this problem, it is to teach students that they must: 1. Explain the meaning of a problem. 2. Plan a solution pathway rather than simply jumping into a solution attempt. 3. Continually ask themselves, "Does this make sense?" This question has actually been researched for years, and is still being asked to children. Today, however, it is...
  • Harvard is No. 438 in these college rankings

    10/16/2014 2:04:32 PM PDT · by grundle · 18 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Rick Newman
    Anybody who studies lists of best colleges is used to seeing Ivy League schools and a few other elite perennials filling the top 10. But in a new list of rankings meant to identify the best colleges for lower-income students, the Ivies are closer to the bottom than the top. Montana Tech is the No. 1 school in a new “social mobility index” generated by CollegeNet, a higher-education technology company, and Payscale, a compensation-data firm. The SMI rankings are meant to highlight schools that do the best job of helping disadvantaged students graduate with the ability to start a career...
  • School, business closings announced over Ebola concerns (Ohio, List inside)

    10/16/2014 9:58:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    WJW-TV ^ | October 16, 2014 | Darcie Loreno
    AKRON, Ohio — Akron school officials announced that Resnik CLC was closed Thursday as a precaution after a student’s mother had contact with Ebola patient Amber Vinson. Details of their contact were not made available. The student was in voluntary quarantine along with his/her mother. The health department did not order the school to close, rather the district made the decision as a precaution. It will remain closed until Oct. 20. BRECKSVILLE, Ohio — The PNC Bank processing center in Brecksville will be closed today as a precaution after learning an employee traveled on one of the same planes as...
  • Creative Way to Educate Low-Income Students [The Atlantic]

    10/16/2014 9:30:32 AM PDT · by Disgruntled_Voter · 8 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/16/2014 | Deborah Fallows
    How does the Cristo Rey business model work? Here are the words of founder John P. Foley, S.J. of the Cristo Rey schools, “If you can afford to come here, then you can’t come.” Here is the reality of the numbers: Start-up per student costs for the Cristo Rey Columbus school are about $18,000 per year. Once the school reaches enrollment capacity, that will drop to about $12,000-13,000. Cristo Rey found a creative way to fund most of the tuition. First, in Columbus, $5000 per student per year is potentially available from Ohio’s school choice voucher program; if a student’s...
  • Teaching American Students They're Victims Is A Grave Disservice

    10/15/2014 2:59:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10-15-14 | Thomas Sowell
    Goddard College's recent decision to have its students addressed from prison by a convicted cop killer is just one of many unbelievably irresponsible self-indulgences by "educators" in our schools and colleges. Such "educators" teach minorities born with an incredibly valuable windfall gain — American citizenship — that they are victims who have a grievance against people today who have done nothing to them, because of what other people did in other times. If those individuals who feel aggrieved could sell their American citizenship to eager buyers from around the world and leave, everybody would probably be better off. Those who...
  • EDITORIAL: Nanny staters, swinging on the schoolyard

    10/14/2014 8:54:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 13, 2014 | The Washington Times
    <p>Going to school these days isn’t what it used to be. Kids are marched through metal detectors on the way to a disappointing lunch of arugula with a side of alfalfa sprouts. Now they’re ruining recess. Swings in Seattle are now forbidden.</p>
  • The most lucrative seven-figure MBA degrees

    10/14/2014 2:29:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    FORTUNE ^ | 10/14/2014 | John A. Byrne
    (Poets&Quants) — What’s an MBA degree really worth? And how much more money does an MBA from Harvard, Stanford, or Wharton get you over a career than one from Texas A&M, Ohio State, or the University of Iowa?Those are questions that perplex and confound many deciding whether to get the degree and, if so, where to get it from. Not everyone can get into the most highly selective business schools. So many candidates have to face the question over whether it’s worth getting the MBA from a second- or even third-tier school.A new analysis done exclusively for Poets&Quants by...
  • Sowell: Irresponsible 'Education'

    10/14/2014 10:28:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | Thomas Sowell
    Goddard College's recent decision to have its students addressed from prison by a convicted cop killer is just one of many unbelievably irresponsible self-indulgences by "educators" in our schools and colleges. Such "educators" teach minorities born with an incredibly valuable windfall gain -- American citizenship -- that they are victims who have a grievance against people today who have done nothing to them, because of what other people did in other times. If those individuals who feel aggrieved could sell their American citizenship to eager buyers from around the world and leave, everybody would probably be better off. Those...
  • Yuck: 83% of nation´s schools report more lunches dumped by kids

    10/13/2014 5:39:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner | 10/13/14 | Paul Bedard
    As school children continue to protest Michelle Obama’s push for healthier lunches by dumping their full trays into garbage bins, the nation’s school boards are joining in to demand that the Obama administration let them off the hook of serving the costly and tasteless meals. Armed with a national poll for National School Lunch Week, the National School Boards Association on Monday demanded that Washington address the “onerous requirements for federal school meal programs
  • I Came to America Speaking Spanish. And I Oppose Bilingual Classes.

    10/13/2014 5:34:40 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 13, 2014 | Mike Gonzalez
    New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farińa and Milady Baez, the chief for “English-language learners,” are looking to increase dual-language programs, in which students receive instruction in both English and a second language. This is bad news for the kids and for New York City. I know from personal experience. Start with the big picture: Multilingualism in a person is a great asset — but a society with no common language is cursed. This holds double for New York, the ultimate city of immigrants. Without English holding it together, New York would soon cease to work.
  • These 3 Players Have a Lot to Lose if School Lunch Reform Takes Effect

    10/12/2014 12:29:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    InTheCapital ^ | October 8, 2014 | Tess VandenDolder
    For many young professionals far from their schools days and a ways away from having children of their own, the battle over healthier school lunches seems of little relevance. But in Washington, D.C., the policy debate has become an all encompassing issue highlighting the intricate network of lobbyists, corporations and associations all with a financial stake in a policy that was otherwise born of good intentions. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act was passed in 2010, offering $4.5 billion in new funding over 10 years. However, the details of the new program have yet to be implemented due to a growing...
  • New Jersey Assembly Bill 2812

    10/11/2014 8:42:55 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 8 replies
    LegisScan ^ | march 24th 2014 | NJ Politicians
    Requires development of longitudinal data system that maintains individuals' data from preschool through entry into workforce
  • 2 arrested, accused of making threats at Coral Springs schools

    10/11/2014 5:19:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 10/10/14 | Amanda Batchelor
    Two students have been arrested after threats on social media were made against Coral Glades High School and Sawgrass Springs Middle School. The students arrested were identified as a 16-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl.... ..... post similar threats with one stating, "I'm a white boy. I've been bullied a lot, and I'm posting on Instagram that people don't go to school tomorrow because I'm going to shoot up the school with an AK-47."
  • 5-year-old forced to sign “suicide contract”

    10/10/2014 2:31:28 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 84 replies
    MOBILE, Alabama (WPMI) – An Alabama mother is furious that her 5-year-old daughter was forced to sign a school contract stating she wouldn’t kill herself or anyone else at school. School officials told Rebecca, who did not want to give her last name, they had to send 5-year-old Elizabeth home after an incident in class. “They told me she drew something that resembled a gun. According to them she pointed a crayon at another student and said ‘pew pew’,” Rebecca explained.
  • Mike Pence: Solutions Come From the States – Not Federal Government

    10/10/2014 12:59:47 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 10 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 10-8-14 | Mike Pence
    Over the last several decades, Washington has passed laws and promulgated regulations that diminish the ability of states to govern as envisioned by our nation’s founders. Meanwhile, across this great nation, governors are balancing budgets, reforming and reducing taxes, reducing the state regulatory burden and implementing novel programs to serve their citizens. In many respects, governors are doing this despite roadblocks put up by the federal government and bureaucrats in Washington. There is only so much that we can do at the state level. Federal regulations drive the costs of goods and services and those costs are then born by...
  • Common Core Math Question: How Does 8 + 5 = 10?

    10/10/2014 9:28:56 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 89 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/10/14 | Aurelius
    Imagine you are a student doing math work. You've gone through a number of questions, and you feel you've really got the hang of everything. Then, all of a sudden you get this question: "Tell how to make 10 when adding 8 + 5." What do you respond? That was the problem facing a young student learning how to add using Common Core. The student responded with confusion, answering the same way most of us would: "You cannot make 10 withe [sic] 8 + 5." The student was told he was wrong. Underneath, his teacher wrote, "Yes you can. Take...
  • SFPS leads suit seeking increase in school funds

    10/10/2014 9:27:45 AM PDT · by redreno · 1 replies
    http://www.santafenewmexican.com ^ | 10/09/2014 | By Robert Nott
    Santa Fe Public Schools is among three school districts suing the state of New Mexico and its Public Education Department in an effort to force an increase in funding for public schools in a state that perennially scores near the bottom in national ratings. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in state District Court in Santa Fe, asks the court to declare that current funding levels violate the New Mexico Constitution and asks the state to change its funding formula to offer equal support for students who are English language learners or living in poverty.
  • Viral Infection Blamed As More Than 120 Students At Schererville School Stay Home Sick

    10/09/2014 6:42:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    CBS local CHICAGO ^ | Oct 8, 2014 | BRAD EDWARDS
    Viral Infection Blamed As More Than 120 Students At Schererville School Stay Home Sick October 8, 2014 10:04 PM Health, Peifer Elementary School, Schereville, schools, sick Brad Edwards Latest News Headlines: (CBS) — A viral infection is being blamed for more than a hundred sick kids at a school in Schererville, Ind. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports, with the sterility of operation room precision, from Hoosier Hall to nurse Schmidt’s office, it’s a scrub down at Peifer Elementary School. “It’s a little alarming just because that’s a lot of kids,” said Jennifer Howard, a parent of two kids at the...
  • Nebraska school district urges teachers to be more inclusive, stop referring to “boys and girls”

    10/08/2014 7:34:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/08/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via Katherine Timpf of NRO, I’m 90 percent sure this is a hoax. No, wait, let me rephrase: I would be 90 percent sure this is a hoax, if not for the fact that the school superintendent confirmed on a local radio show that these materials were handed out to teachers at one Lincoln-area middle school. Repeat: Middle school.Oh well. High time America’s 10-year-olds started considering whether they’re cis or trans.The recommendations about intervening when an androgynous child is being bullied are fine, but c’mon. This isn’t real, is it?I can’t read those italicized parts without hearing Mike Judge...
  • Ebola-hit Sierra Leone launches school by radio (Home School Alert)

    10/08/2014 1:09:18 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 13 replies
    AFP ^ | 8 Oct 2014 | By Rod Mac Johnson | AFP –
    Sierra Leone on Tuesday launched an ambitious schooling effort for more than a million children denied their education due to the Ebola epidemic, saying lessons would be delivered via radio. Classes in a variety of subjects will be broadcast for four hours, six days a week, on 41 radio stations and the country's sole TV channel, the government announced. "The plan is to provide a suitable option for our school-going population as the entire school system has been disrupted since the outbreak of the Ebola disease," said Education Minister Minkailu Bah. Schools have been closed since the government announced a...
  • School Told to Call Kids ‘Purple Penguins’ Because ‘Boys and Girls’ Is Not Inclusive to Transgender

    10/08/2014 2:38:38 PM PDT · by tje · 55 replies
    National Review ^ | OCTOBER 8, 2014 1:50 PM | Katherine Timpf
    A Nebraska school district has instructed its teachers to stop referring to students by “gendered expressions” such as “boys and girls,” and use “gender inclusive” ones such as “purple penguins” instead. “Don’t use phrases such as ‘boys and girls,’ ‘you guys,’ ‘ladies and gentlemen,’ and similarly gendered expressions to get kids’ attention,” instructs a training document given to middle-school teachers at Lincoln Public Schools. “Create classroom names and then ask all of the ‘purple penguins’ to meet on the rug,” it advises.
  • Bounced check for school lunch turns into $800 charge

    10/08/2014 2:24:45 PM PDT · by redreno · 49 replies
    LACEY, Wash. -- A family is outraged that their $30 bounced check for school lunches has exploded into an $800 charge. A giant lunch bill has left a bad taste with Dr. Christina Johnson-Conley. Her two children attend North Thurston High School in Lacey and eat lunch there every day. But last year the family bounced a $30 lunch payment check. They just found out that their wages were garnished nearly $800. "I support our school district, but not in this way," said Johnson-Conley. The North thurston school district said it had no choice but to do everything to collect...
  • Three Cheers for American Exceptionalism!

    10/08/2014 8:50:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/08/14 | Tim Dunkin
    As is typical for left-wingers, they want to tear down rather than build up There was an interesting story coming out of the Denver area recently which many may not have seen. It involved hundreds of high school students from five schools in Jefferson County, Colorado, walking out of classes, most often at the instigation of their teachers, and protesting several recent decisions made by the school board of that county, a board which includes several recently elected conservative members. The two most commonly cited reasons for the protests were the imposition of merit pay for teachers and a proposed...
  • Here’s how every college student can graduate debt-free (MSM proposes FREE tuition like Germany)

    10/08/2014 6:57:16 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 68 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | Oct. 7, 2014 | Rick Newman
    For decades, free high-school education helped strengthen the middle class and generate prosperity. So isn’t it time to extend the same thinking to college? The idea might seem impractical, since college costs more than high school and higher education isn’t for everybody in the first place. Yet it’s also obvious that a high school education alone isn’t nearly as valuable as it used to be, which is why some researchers and policymakers are now studying ways to make college as accessible as high school for those who want it. College is free in Scandinavian countries and highly subsidized in much...
  • SRC cancels teachers' contract

    10/07/2014 11:08:44 AM PDT · by redreno · 9 replies
    http://www.philly.com ^ | 10/06/2014 | Kristen Graham and Martha Woodall
    In a stunning move that could reshape the face of city schools, the Philadelphia School Reform Commission voted Monday to unilaterally cancel its teachers’ contract. The vote was unanimous. The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers was given no advance word of the action — which happened at an early-morning SRC meeting called with minimal notice — and which figures to result in a legal challenge to the takeover law the SRC believes gives it the power to bypass negotiations and impose terms. Jerry Jordan, PFT president, called the move "cowardly" and vowed to fight it strongly. "I am taking nothing off...
  • Mother of local transgender talks about decision on Eli becoming Ella, classmates' parents concerned

    10/06/2014 8:15:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    WXIX-TV ^ | October 6, 2014 | Lisa Hutson
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) OWEN COUNTY, KY (FOX19) - Nicki Sullivan says her child, designated male at birth, has always identified herself as female. After seeking advice from GLSEN, a gay lesbian and straight education network, last Monday Nicki's 7-year-old daughter Ella made her identity public. "She came back Monday as a girl. New teacher, new wardrobe, new backpack, completely changed. She was introduced as a new student, Ella Grace,” explained Nicki Sullivan. Sullivan says over the last week Owen County Elementary School has been more than accommodating to her transgender 7-year-old daughter Ella providing a unisex restroom and protecting her from potential...
  • Common Core Math Problem: How to Subtract 293 from 568 in Just 10 Steps! (With Picture)

    10/06/2014 1:47:52 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 72 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/6/14 | Aurelius
    Imagine a teacher asks you to solve this question: 568-293. Depending on your age you might do one of three things... ...Third, you might use the new common core was to subtract, which is much simpler, with only... 10 steps. First, you would take the 200 out of the 293, and save the 93 for later. Then you would take 568 and subtract 200 from it. Then you'd take the remaining 368 and you would subtract 60 from it, because you are taught that, for some reason, you cannot simply subtract 90 from 368. 368-60 equals 308. Then you subtract...
  • Convicted cop killer tells grads to make world 'better' in controversial speech (Barf Alert)

    10/05/2014 6:06:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 5, 2014
    A convicted cop killer spoke to a graduating class at a Vermont college Sunday despite outrage over his invitation, telling the students they should strive to make the world "better." Mumia Abu-Jamal spoke by video to 20 students receiving bachelor degrees from Goddard College in Plainfield. He earned a degree from the college in 1996. "Think about the myriad of problems that beset this land and strive to make it better," Abu-Jamal said in the video. Abu-Jamal's planned speech drew widespread outrage, including from his victim's widow.
  • Building the Machine – interviews with parents re: Common Core

    10/04/2014 1:26:34 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sept. 30, 2014 | HSLDA
    I've been campaigning against Common Core for six years -– this VIDEO is one of the best things I've seen. A bit long at 22 minutes but please watch it all. Yes, you'll be depressed and may even cry. This video confirms my sense that we should cancel Common Core entirely. Don't discuss or negotiate. The people behind Common Core are far-leftists. They will keep lying and manipulating. I don't imagine they will negotiate in good faith. ----- (My own most recent article is called "Common Core fulfills an ugly dream." It gives an historical perspective. On Examiner.com. Just Google...
  • The Meaning of US Citizenship

    10/05/2014 6:15:08 AM PDT · by Macoozie · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Oct 4, 2014 | The Times Editorial Board
    In recent years, the concept of U.S. citizenship has figured in public debate largely in connection with immigration reform. Should immigrants who are in the country illegally be given a "path to citizenship"? Should children born to parents who are not here legally be entitled to "birthright citizenship"?
  • College Board’s AP U.S. History Ignores Valor and Sacrifice of America’s Military

    10/04/2014 2:08:12 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 Oct 2014 | Jane Robbins and Larry Krieger
    On June 6, 1984, President Ronald Reagan stood at the very spot on the northern coast of France where forty years before Allied soldiers had stormed ashore to liberate Europe from the long night of Nazi tyranny. As an audience of D-Day veterans and world leaders listened, President Reagan introduced the American Rangers who captured the cliffs as “champions who helped free a continent. These are the heroes who helped end a war.” But starting this year, many of our best students won’t learn about the “boys of Pointe du Hoc.” Although state and local U.S. history standards recognize and...
  • Common Core: K-16 Education (Nuff Said)

    10/03/2014 12:24:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2014 | Mary Grabar
    Editor's note: This column was originally published at SFPPR News & Analysis. Right around this time of the fall semester, after I’d returned the first batch of papers, I’d hear the complaint from my college freshmen: “But I got all A’s in high school English!” My colleagues heard it too, but our response was, “But you’re in college now.” Because of the latest developments under Common Core, we can now expect the student to challenge the professor and say, “But that’s not what I learned in high school!” And he will have the full weight of the college administration, the...
  • Where The Rising Wages Are?

    10/03/2014 7:13:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/03/2014 | Tyler Durden
    With the September jobs report, perhaps one of the most irrelevant monthly updates from the BLS in a long time, due out in less than half an hour, BofA's Chart of the Day looks at what has become the most sticky issue in the monthly jobs report of late: where the inflation-adjusted income growth, or lack thereof, can be found. What it finds is that the average American can still hope for rising real wages: they just have to be massively underwater on unrepayable student debt. To wit:  As of 2013, the median income for college graduates was about $80,000...
  • Richardson students removed from class after contact with Ebola patient

    10/02/2014 3:45:33 PM PDT · by bgill · 16 replies
    WFAA ^ | Oct. 2, 2014 | WFAA staff
    Three siblings were taken out of class at Richardson's Wallace Elementary School and evaluated after Dallas County Health and Human Services told the school they came into contact with a man who has Ebola.
  • Young students taught to speak Spanish only in the classroom ( Wyoming )

    10/02/2014 8:42:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    WFSB ^ | Sep 24, 2014
    Casper, WY - Young children in Wyoming are not allowed to speak their first language of English in the classroom. Officials said it's part of a new program designed to help them speak Spanish. It's the first program of its kind in Wyoming's history. The students, whom are ages 5 and 6, speak English for half the day, then switch for the other half.
  • Un-Common, Not Core

    10/02/2014 8:54:23 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 17 replies
    american thinker ^ | September 28, 2014 | Cynthia Walker
    I became a math teacher by a circuitous route. My degree is in engineering. I spent five and a half years refurbishing nuclear submarines, and then I quit work to bear, rear, and eventually homeschool our three children. As a homeschool mom, I participated in co-ops, taking turns teaching groups of homeschooled children subjects such as nature study and geography. As our children entered their teen years, I began teach to teach algebra, trig, and calculus to small classes of homeschoolers at my kitchen table. And as our children left home for their four-year universities, two to major in engineering...
  • The barely noticed statewide campaign for Jonathan Williams of Jackson

    10/02/2014 8:59:16 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 4 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | October 01, 2014 | Brad Flory
    JACKSON, MI – It is not fully accurate to say the statewide campaign being waged by Jonathan Williams of Jackson is flying under the radar. More accurately, it is not clear that any radar exists for his race. "It's the weirdest campaign you can imagine," said Williams, a Republican nominee for the State Board of Education. He will be on the November ballot everywhere in Michigan, and almost no voter will recognize him or his opponents. An abiding love of politics may be necessary to seek an office like the State Board of Education, and Williams definitely has that working...
  • College is ripping you off

    10/01/2014 10:42:29 PM PDT · by poinq · 49 replies
    Solon ^ | Oct 1st, 2014 | Thomas Frank
    When we reach the end of high school, we approach the next life, the university life, in the manner of children writing letters to Santa. Oh, we promise to be so very good. We open our hearts to the beloved institution. We get good grades. We do our best on standardized tests. We earnestly list our first, second, third choices. We tell them what we want to be when we grow up. We confide our wishes. We stare at the stock photos of smiling students, we visit the campus, and we find, always, that it is so very beautiful. And...
  • the following schools maybe affected by #ebola

    10/01/2014 9:05:58 PM PDT · by leapfrog0202 · 28 replies
    The Dan Cofall show ^ | 10/01/2014 | Dan Cofall Show
    *****BREAKING NEWS***** THE FOLLOWING SCHOOLS MAYBE AFFECTED BY ‪#‎EBOLA‬ Hotchkiss ES Dan D. Rogers ES Tasby MS Conrad HS Jack Lowe ES For the latest information follow us on Twitter @DanCofall
  • MOM FOLLOWS DAUGHTER WITH CAMERA AFTER DAUGHTER DITCHES CLASS

    10/01/2014 1:19:51 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    http://abc13.com ^ | october 1, 2014
    A teenage girl in Wyoming learned a harsh lesson on why you shouldn't play hooky. Jeannie Crutchfield did the unthinkable when she got word of her daughter ditching class: She followed her through her school with a camera in hand, recording her every move to make sure she attended class - and then posted the video to Facebook. "It was kind of just spur of moment. It was yeah know. I debated whether I was going to do it or not and I was like I'm just going to do it," Crutchfield told ABC affiliate KTWO. Crutchfield says she wanted to...
  • Millennials are Winning the Battle Against Campus Speech Codes

    10/01/2014 10:09:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Elliot Tengstrom
    Despite its protection in our Constitution, free speech has never been a given in the United States. From the struggle to pass the First Amendment to Twentieth Century prohibitions on anti-war speech, every American generation has fought some sort of battle to protect this most sacred of rights. In 2014, Millennials are waging their generation's fight for free expression on college campuses across the nation. And today, they are winning. Over the past several decades, "speech codes" have proliferated at an alarming rate across our nation's college campuses. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education defines such a code as...
  • Florida to mail out $200 million in college refunds, week before election

    10/01/2014 6:35:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    yahoo/reuters ^ | 9/30/14 | Bill Cotterell
    Just before Election Day, thousands of Florida families who participate in prepaid college savings plans will receive refunds, or major cuts in their monthly payments, and Governor Rick Scott is not shy about taking credit for the windfall. ....political observers say the governor is well within campaign ethics boundaries.... Scott is seeking re-election... A bipartisan higher-education package approved by the state legislature this spring slashed the annual tuition increases at state universities, eliminating them altogether for most colleges. The reductions mean refunds totaling nearly $200 million for about 18,000 families with paid-up tuition plans purchased since 2008, when the differential...
  • School accused of 'purging' Christian books

    09/30/2014 5:09:05 PM PDT · by 444Flyer · 17 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 9-23-14 | Todd Starnes
    It’s hard to imagine that any school would have a problem with a book about a Christian family that helped Jews escape the Holocaust. But Springs Charter Schools in Temecula, Calif., not only had a problem with “The Hiding Place,” they also took issue with any other book that was written by a Christian author or included a Christian message. “We do not purchase sectarian educational materials and do not allow sectarian materials on our state-authorized lending shelves,” Superintendent Kathleen Hermsmeyer wrote in a letter to attorneys at the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI). Pacific Justice Institute is representing a parent...
  • Democrats Call for Moratorium on New Charter Public Schools

    09/30/2014 1:58:45 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/28/2014 | Jack Spencer
    House Democrats on Thursday announced legislation to place a moratorium on opening any new charter public schools in Michigan. The gist of House Bill 5852 appears to be the equivalent of creating a new cap on charter schools. Introduction of legislation by the minority party in the House during an election campaign is often viewed as a political statement, not a serious legislative effort. The fact that the press conference calling attention to the measure was held in the office of House Democratic leader Tim Greimel, D-Auburn Hills, reinforces this interpretation. “It’s clear that introducing major legislation with only 18...