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  • Who Is Dumbing Down The Public Schools?

    05/26/2018 1:09:03 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 20 replies
    Education Views ^ | May 20, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    <p>“I, Robot” was recently on the tube. It tells an old story. Robots start off as loyal servants to humanity but they become rewired, or they rewire themselves, and soon the battle for dominance is on.</p> <p>As a robot army advances on the city, loudspeakers blare: “Stay in your home…for your own safety.” They want to take over the planet and rule but not for any selfish reasons of their own. They want only to help us.</p>
  • THE END OF AN ERA AT THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE (tissues ready?)

    05/25/2018 11:30:29 PM PDT · by llevrok · 65 replies
    Oly Arts ( ^ | 5/25/2018 | Christian Carvajal
    The Evergreen State College is known for a liberal-arts environment that encourages free artistic expression. However, this spring Evergreen will cut heavily into the budget for staff and facilities that nurture theatrical expression. This year, the last seven shows at TESC will be especially fraught but meaningful, as they mark a climax before severe budget cuts and staff reductions go into effect. The Experimental Theater (COM 124, a 200-seat, black-box venue) and its costume and scene shops will close at the end of the spring 2018 semester. On Friday, May 18, faculty and staff members were informed that three of...
  • Women’s Studies emphasizes 'activism over academics': My experience at Georgetown University

    05/25/2018 9:34:03 PM PDT · by caww · 60 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 5/26/2018 | by Amelia Irvine
    When I initially decided to take a Women’s and Gender Studies class, I knew that the course readings would be liberal-leaning and overtly feminist. I did not know how open the professors and administrators would be about this 'leftward bias', however. Right from the very beginning, Women’s and Gender Studies was presented not just as an academic discipline, but as preparation for activism. Our assigned readings for a class discussion on abortion were both written by pro-choice authors, and the professor made no attempt in class to provide an alternative perspective. When I attended a portion of the program’s 30th...
  • Kyle Kashuv Wins Top of His Class: #1 out of 856 Students

    05/24/2018 10:22:41 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 19 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | May 21, 2018 | Benjamin Arie
    Anti-Second Amendment voices have dominated the spotlight in the wake of recent school shootings. Student activists including David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez have become household names. One of the messages pushed by Hogg and his allies is that adults have failed, and teenagers — conveniently led by him, of course — can do better at governing. In various interviews and statements, Hogg has implied that he speaks for an entire generation. But it turns out he’s just one voice in the crowd. While some young activists have chased the spotlight to the detriment of their schooling, another Parkland student has...
  • Valedictorian Claims High School Censored Graduation Speech

    05/23/2018 7:18:29 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 5/23/18
    SCIOTA, IL (CBS Local) – An Illinois high school valedictorian has hired a lawyer after claiming that school officials demanded he remove all religious references from his graduation speech. Sam Blackledge was set to deliver the speech at West Prairie High School on May 19. According to the 18-year-old, school administrators informed him that he needed to take out anything that mentioned God and Jesus minutes before Blackledge was scheduled to go on stage. “It was terrible. I felt like I wanted to cry,” the valedictorian said, via The Kansas City Star. “Christ is the only reason I was a...
  • The Feminization of Everything Fails Our Boys

    05/23/2018 1:53:22 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | May 9, 2017 | David French
    The second comes from The Atlantic’s Emma Green. Detailing the findings of a survey conducted by her magazine and the Public Religion Research Institute, she notes that 61 percent of white working-class men view college as a “risky gamble.” Green’s report contained this explanation: “The enduring narrative of the American dream is that if you study and get a college education and work hard, you can get ahead,” said Robert P. Jones, the CEO of PRRI. “The survey shows that many white working-class Amer­icans, especially men, no longer see that path available to them. . . . It is this sense of economic fatalism,...
  • Leftist Professor Defaced Family Home of NRA’s Chris Cox

    05/22/2018 8:25:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/22/2018 | Marina Medvin
    I watched as stone-faced Patricia W. Hill, a “Research Assistant Professor” from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was found guilty on May 21, 2018, of a misdemeanor crime for defacing the private home of NRA’s Chris Cox. Cox is the charismatic Executive Director of the Institute for Legislative Action, the political and lobbying arm of the National Rifle Association. Patricia Hill - well, she is not a fan of the NRA. Cox’s security detail observed and recorded Hill as she approached his home and sprayed red substance on the front steps of the Cox family residence. The substance appeared to be...
  • School Shooter

    05/22/2018 8:42:59 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/22/18 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Another school shooting, another young white male in custody, seemingly non-existent red flag warnings of such violence, such horror. One CBS reporter concluded his on-the-scene-account of the Santa Fe school carnage by saying, "Still no motive." But of course, there is a motive. Why are school shooters primarily young, white, public school students, quiet, seemingly unassuming, yet loaded with so much anger that they take to the one object of their anger-their public schools-their hurt and their misery? The violence of pressure cookers, Molotov cocktails a shotgun and a .38 revolver expressed by this most recent, white male shooter. Look...
  • Make Schools Safe Again: Repeal The Gun-Free School Zones Act

    05/21/2018 6:13:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2018 | Arthur Shaper
    Another mass shooting, and another round of talking heads is clamoring for “common-sense” gun control.  The latest massacre, at Santa Fe High School in Texas, lead to the murder of 10 people by deranged teenager Dimitrious Pagourtzis, who stole the firearms from his father. After suffering intense humiliation from a would-be girlfriend, he went on a shooting spree in unhinged retaliation. This is beyond terrible. The rapid pace of gun massacres must be confronted, especially at public schools.The media are not helping, of course. They over-cover these tragedies and relentless push a gun control agenda. We still don’t know what...
  • Blacks' List: Classroom activity in Virginia Beach generates slurs, stereotypes

    05/21/2018 2:50:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    ABC 10 ^ | 5/18/18
    "Blacks." That was the one-word heading on a poster created in an English class at Kempsville High School. Underneath the heading was a list of disparaging words and stereotypes used to describe members of the black community, a list generated by students. A statement from Virginia Beach City Public Schools said the purpose of the assignment at Kempsville High School was to have students "reflect on the harm that can be caused by stereotypes and unintended
  • Parkland schoolboard Promise policies

    05/17/2018 6:07:48 AM PDT · by mosesdapoet · 7 replies
    www.theusmat.com ^ | 5/17/2018 | L.J.Keslin
    Those Parkland Policy Failures WHAT THE MEDIA DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW Florida pols fear law suits if hearings do get held ? But legal action against the school is being filed WERE THE COPS SO FED UP WITH THE SCHOOL'S LENIENT POLICIES IT BECAME WHY BOTHER TO GO THERE ? While such questions raised by the above headlines remain to be answered through investigations and hearings by state and federal agencies.Which the media should be demanding . Instead failures of PROMISE are being slowly doled out. Which only reported students engaged in criminal activity after a 5th offense according...
  • The rise of homeschooling in West Virginia, Crouse: 'I've seen a shift in how people view home...

    05/20/2018 1:59:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    wvnews ^ | May 20, 2018 | Jake Jarvis
    FULL TITLE: The rise of homeschooling in West Virginia, Crouse: 'I've seen a shift in how people view home school' CHARLESTON — As all eyes turned to public education during the historic statewide teacher strike, more parents are choosing to pull their students out of school and educate them at home. Enrolling a child in private school has traditionally been the most popular alternative to public school. But in recent years, data shows there has been a surge in the number of home-schooled students. “I’ve seen a shift in how people view homeschool, for sure,” said Kathie Hess Crouse. “Just...
  • Hillary Clinton to receive prestigious Harvard medal

    05/20/2018 12:44:15 PM PDT · by Salman · 83 replies
    AP via The Sacramento Bee ^ | May 20, 2018 | The Associated Press
    <p>CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Hillary Clinton is being honored with a medal during Harvard University's graduation week.</p> <p>The former First Lady, U.S. Senator, Secretary of State and Democratic candidate for president will be awarded Friday in Cambridge with the Radcliffe Medal, which the university says honors individuals whose life and work have had a "transformative impact on society."</p>
  • Jewish parents outraged after NY school holds moment of silence for Gaza dead

    05/20/2018 9:23:43 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 29 replies
    Unclear if tribute announced over loudspeaker by student was approved by principal; parents say they don't understand why school waded into conflict By TOI STAFF Several Jewish parents expressed outrage over the weekend after children at a New York City school were instructed to observe a moment of silence for the dozens of Palestinians killed during clashes along the Gaza border. The announcement of the Tuesday tribute at Beacon High School in Hell’s Kitchen was made by a student over the school’s PA system. It was not clear whether the decision had been approved by the school principal. The New...
  • The Deep State Is Real, And Much Bigger Than You Know

    05/20/2018 5:43:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    I used to be a doubter who would cringe, just a little, at any mention of “the deep state.” I admit it, it all seemed a little far-fetched to me that there was this cabal of careerists conspiring from within the government to harm President Donald Trump when I first heard it. I never doubted there were individuals doing it, but a wide net of conspirators seemed like something out of a bad movie more than anything that could actually happen in the United States. I was wrong, very wrong, the deep state is real. But there is much more...
  • Exchange Student, Substitute Teachers Among Those Killed In Texas School Shooting

    05/19/2018 7:46:15 PM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    SANTA FE, Texas (CBS) — An exchange student and two substitute teachers were among the 10 people killed during the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas. Ten people were also injured Friday in what Texas Governor Greg Abbott described as “one of the most heinous attacks that we’ve ever seen in the history of Texas schools.”CBS News reports the suspected shooter has been identified as 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis. Pagourtzis has been booked into the Galveston County jail and is being held without bond on charges of capital murder and aggravated assault of a peace officer. Additional...
  • High schooler gets told to put on a bra 'so guys don’t stare'

    05/19/2018 12:23:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 146 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 18, 2018 | Kerry Justich
    Brittney Coelho arrived at her Harker, Tex. high school one morning, dressed in an outfit deemed appropriate by her school’s dress code. But during the day, an assistant principal pulled her aside to point out an issue with her wardrobe — the fact that Coelho wasn’t wearing a bra. “It is not a requirement in the dress code at my school for me to wear a bra,” the student tweeted. “Stop blaming girls’s outfits for boys not being raised right to respect women.” She then posted a photo of herself in the shirt she wore to school, without a bra,...
  • We must fight white supremacy to prevent tragedies like Santa Fe school shooting (lying garbage)

    05/19/2018 8:36:42 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 51 replies
    White supremacy is at the heart of most mass shootings in the United States. (no its not) News emerged Friday afternoon that the suspect in custody for killing at least 10 people at Santa Fe High School near Houston, Texas, is 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who had previously posted photos of Nazi regalia on his social media accounts, according to local TV station KHOU11. (he also had a hammer and sickle--antifa communist regalia, but why be honest and point that out?) This tragedy is only the latest mass shooting in the United States — the majority of which are connected to...
  • Sickle, Hammer, and Iron Cross strike in Texas

    05/19/2018 7:20:49 AM PDT · by WWII_Historian · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 19, 2018 | Gary Gindler
    The ideological affinity of all leftists means that all these leftist movements pursued the same portions of the electorate. Perhaps that is why the USSR fought on the side of the Third Reich about one-third of the Second World War and two-thirds against it (unlike other allied countries that ideologically were on the opposite end of the political spectrum both from the USSR and the Third Reich). ... Nowadays, as in the last century, few people pay attention to details. As before, it is enough to add prefix "anti" to something hated to be known as a humanist. But this,...
  • A Stroll through the Beautiful Ruins of American Public Education

    05/18/2018 1:52:34 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 35 replies
    Renew America ^ | March 7, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    K-12: Q&A with Bruce Deitrick PriceQ: What is your main feeling about K-12 education today?A: Sadness. There is a perennial waste of energy and money, both taken in great quantities from millions of citizens. Instruction, if logical and systematic, can teach a great deal in a timely way. Instruction, if incoherent, will leave students worse off than when they started. That is why McKinsey and Company, circa 2007, concluded that American students are measurably worse each additional year they remain in the public schools. Our #1 job is stopping this waste. Q: So what is the big sin?A: The Education...