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  • Christian College Under Fire for Turning Away Gay Student Who Only Needed 6 Credits to Graduate

    09/17/2018 8:59:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/17/2018 | Samuel Smith
    A private Christian college in Pennsylvania is under fire after a former student took to Facebook to explain how he was turned away from finishing his degree because he is gay. Clarks Summit University, formerly known as Baptist Bible College, has defended its decision not to readmit a former student Gary Campbell. Campbell applied to be re-enrolled at the school this fall so that he could finally finish his last six credits and earn a degree 15 years after he left the university and eventually joined the U.S. Navy. At the end of August, Campbell asked his friends on Facebook...
  • Trump's new American economy

    09/17/2018 6:42:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Wa ^ | September 17, 2018 | Peter Morici
    Now streaming on your handheld devices is America’s New Economy, and it will soon make the messages of both political parties obsolete. American consumers always spent too much. Thomas Jefferson went bankrupt by living high on credit and ever since, his countrymen have borrowed recklessly — until the next financial crisis compelled retrenchment. Periods of robust economic expansion have been defined by consumers’ willingness to splurge on big ticket items like cars and homes, and businesses’ appetite for grand new projects — Fulton’s steamboat, canals, railroads, airlines and most recently shale oil and pipelines. Remarkably the economy is now on...
  • Time for Colleges to Get Some Skin in the Game

    09/17/2018 7:34:54 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    City Journal ^ | September 11, 2018 | James Piereson and Naomi Schaefer Riley
    When Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposed revoking the “gainful-employment” rule last month, critics pounced, claiming that it would “pad the pockets of for-profit colleges,” in the words of Washington’s Senator Patty Murray. In fact, throwing out the rule—penalizing schools whose graduates have lots of debt relative to their earning power—will merely level the playing field. Why should for-profit colleges, the rule’s target, be held to a higher standard than nonprofits, when plenty of for-profit schools provide students with the skills necessary for employment, and plenty of nonprofit schools don’t? DeVos is on the right track. It’s time to stop using...
  • Texas State Board of Education airs plan to remove Hillary Clinton from social studies curriculum

    09/16/2018 8:17:31 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/15/2018 | Teri Webster
    The Texas State Board of Education is planning to remove a curriculum requirement to teach high school students about Hillary Clinton’s role as the first woman nominated for president by a major political party, the Austin American-Statesman reported. Under other preliminary approvals, the social studies curriculum would no also longer require students to learn about 1964 Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater and Hellen Keller, a disability rights advocate who became the first deaf and blind person to graduate from college. The proposed removal of Clinton, Goldwater, and Keller sparked little discussion among board members on Friday. Several dozen people who...
  • New 1st Grade Textbook Lionizes CA Gov. Candidate for his Gay Activism

    09/15/2018 10:42:29 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 24 replies
    California Family Council ^ | 9-14-18 | Greg Burt
    A new state recommended social studies and history curriculum is being introduced in public schools around California that blatantly promotes a bias perspective on the policy achievements of governor candidate Gavin Newsom. Dubbing him “Champion for People’s Rights,” the first grade textbook teaches kids about “respecting the rights” of others by pointing to Newsom’s advocacy for same-sex marriage, while mayor of San Francisco. The text doesn’t even try to be objective and fails to mention that marriages for same-sex couples were not an established right at the time, but a brand new concept and only legal in a select number...
  • Texas State Board of Education votes to erase Hillary Clinton from history curriculum

    09/14/2018 7:39:57 PM PDT · by bitt · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/14/2018 | Aris Folley
    The State Board of Education in Texas voted on Friday to eliminate several historical figures, including Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller, from the state’s social studies curriculum. Barbara Cargill, a Texas Republican and member of the board, told The Dallas Morning News that "the recommendation to eliminate Helen Keller and Hillary Clinton was made by [Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills] work groups.” “However the board did vote to agree with the work groups' recommendations,” Cargill pointed out. "In speaking to teachers and testifiers, they did not mention these specific deletions."
  • Southern California HS football game sparks race debate, fans asked to stop chanting 'USA! USA!

    09/12/2018 12:30:54 AM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 12, 2018 | Edmund DeMarche
    An Orange County high school principal claimed that his school’s football team faced racist posters and chants on Friday during a game that was supposed to honor the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks. Jeff Bishop, the principal of Santa Ana High School, told The Los Angeles Times that his school’s players faced insensitive signs that included, “Build the wall.”
  • Due Process for Sexual Assault Cases

    09/14/2018 7:51:13 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 13, 2018
    Universities now play cop, prosecutor, judge and jury in campus sexual-assault cases, often without allowing due process rights to the accused. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals last week issued an important rebuke to these Title IX proceedings that ought to become a national standard. Since 2011 more than 300 accused students have sued over Title IX decisions. Doe v. Baum was brought by a former University of Michigan student accused of sexual assault. John Doe and Jane Roe, as the parties are identified, agreed they’d attended a party, had sex and that she vomited in a trash can. A...
  • Colin Kaepernick to be inducted into his high school's inaugural hall of fame class

    09/13/2018 6:38:18 AM PDT · by ETL · 22 replies
    YahooSports ^ | Sept 12, 2018 | Ben Rohrbach
    When Turlock, California’s Pitman High School was coming up with a list for its inaugural athletic hall of fame class, it probably didn’t take long before they got to former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Twelve years after he graduated from Pitman, five years after he led the San Francisco 49ers to within inches of a Super Bowl title and one year after GQ named him its Citizen of the Year for his highly publicized social activism, Kaepernick will headline his prep alma mater’s first hall of fame class. Kaepernick is expected to attend the ceremony along with eight other inductees...
  • GENIUS: Professor Decides To Protest Trump…By Shooting Himself

    09/12/2018 10:54:37 PM PDT · by fireman15 · 58 replies
    I Love My Freedom.org ^ | September 12, 2018 | Chris Donaldson
    In a school shooting incident that you absolutely won’t hear about on CNN, a leftist professor decided that it would be a good idea to express his anger toward President Trump by shooting himself in a campus restroom. With the nation’s colleges now having been completely taken over by radicals who are able to brainwash receptive young minds with their hatred of capitalism and promotion of cultural Marxism, institutions of higher learning now serve as incubators for the raging anti-Americanism that has manifested itself on the socialist left. One of those “educators” apparently just had too much and in what...
  • Social Justice Teaching Has Invaded Business Schools

    09/12/2018 6:07:12 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies
    Many professors cannot resist the temptation to smuggle their personal beliefs into the courses they teach. As long as those beliefs are “progressive,” there is little chance that higher-ups in their departments or top administrators will try to rein them in. For example, engineering has been infiltrated by activists who are concerned about social justice concerns, not just how to best design objects for performance and safety, as Michigan State professor Indrek Wichman pointed out. A recent article published on Inside Higher Ed, “B-Schools That Don’t Boast About Billionaire Alumni,” similarly informs us that some business school professors have decided...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: Will Texas prevent us from recognizing the heroes of the Alamo?

    09/11/2018 3:18:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 11, 2018 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    Generations of Texans have rightly drawn inspiration and strength from the heroes of the Alamo – the brave men who fought to the death to defend the battle-scarred mission in San Antonio in 1836 in the fight for Texas’ independence from Mexico. These freedom fighters are a symbol of valor for all Americans. It is bizarre, then, that an advisory group recommended to the Texas Board of Education that it remove the words “all the heroic defenders” from the state’s social studies curriculum describing the men who gave their lives at the Alamo. The Board of Education was holding a...
  • Report: Las Vegas professor shot himself in arm to protest Trump

    09/11/2018 8:07:31 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 136 replies
    https://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 09/11/2018 | By Rio Lacanlale
    A longtime College of Southern Nevada sociology professor is facing felony gun charges in connection with an on-campus shooting on the second day of classes. Mark J. Bird was charged last month with discharging a gun within a prohibited structure, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and possessing a dangerous weapon on school property, court records show. He was found bleeding from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his arm about 8:15 a.m. on Aug. 28 outside a bathroom in the Charleston campus K building.
  • Ohio State employs 88 diversity-related staffers at a cost of $7.3M annually

    09/06/2018 10:09:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 53 replies
    College Fix ^ | SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 | Derek Draplin
    Ohio State University employs nearly 90 diversity-related administrative employees, which costs taxpayers in the Buckeye State about $7.3 million in salaries and benefits annually,... The 88 administrators receive an estimated $7.3 million in total compensation, which includes $5.38 million in salaries and an estimated $1.89 million in fringe benefits. “To put that administrative expense into perspective, about 750 in-state students could get a full scholarship for tuition and fees if those dollars were directed to student financial aid. Stated differently, it takes the entire tuition dollars from 750 in-state students to pay for those 88 diversicrats,” economics Professor Mark ....
  • The laughable claim that Betsy DeVos is “sweeping rape under the rug”

    09/08/2018 4:01:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 8, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    This would almost be amusing if it weren’t such a serious subject. Still railing against the “campus rape culture” theme, one feminist and social political activist has published a poison pen letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in the WaPo this week. Jess Davidson is taking issue with a proposed rule change at the Department of Education which would more strictly define sexual harassment and identify who should receive reports of such crimes. Davidson’s complaint is once again based entirely on the constantly evolving definitions of Title IX and she concludes that DeVos is trying to “sweep rape back under...
  • Don't call the Alamo's defenders 'heroic,' Texas school curriculum panel urges

    09/08/2018 2:22:42 PM PDT · by CW_Conservative · 64 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | Sept. 7, 2018 | Rebekah Allen
    A panel advising the State Board of Education on what seventh-graders should learn in their social studies courses has urged deleting the label "heroic" from a curriculum standard about the Alamo's defenders.---snip---The panel said "heroic" was a "value-charged word."---snip---Current seventh-grade social studies curriculum standards include the "siege of the Alamo and all of the heroic defenders who gave their lives there." The advisory committee recommended cutting the phrase "and all of the heroic defenders who gave their lives there."---snip---Debbie Ratcliffe, spokeswoman for the Texas Education Agency, said the recommendation was made in response to complaints that curriculum standards are too...
  • Pro-2A Student Shuts Down Anti-Gun Syllabus

    09/07/2018 12:13:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies
    nraila.org ^ | Sept. 7, 2018
    Quick action by a vigilant pro-Second Amendment student at the University of Kansas has resulted in shutting down a professor’s anti-gun syllabus. After KU senior Victoria Snitsar shared a copy of the offending syllabus with university officials, the university forced the professor to remove language from his class syllabus that is not “in compliance with university guidelines and state law.” In his syllabus history professor Eric Rath requested students “not bring firearms to class or anywhere I am present.” Referencing widely discredited and biased gun control claims, Rath’s syllabus warned students that carrying a firearm could increase a student’s likelihood...
  • The Not-So-Innocent 'Damsel in Distress' on Campus

    09/07/2018 11:49:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2018 | Suzanne Fields
    The American male is caught in the maelstrom of cultural change. Once the heroic images of World War II faded from bright colors into the darker tones of sepia, "the greatest generation" began a slow fade into history. Barely 500,000 of the 16 million men who fought in World War II are now alive. What has followed the greatest are several not-so-great generations (including my own). The #MeToo movement, for all of the good it does in righting wrongs, has taken its toll on both innocent men and new standards of masculinity. When villainous men were rightly called to account...
  • East Austin activists push to create a new school district

    09/05/2018 9:31:49 AM PDT · by Levy78 · 18 replies
    KXAN Austin ^ | September 5 | Sally Hernandez
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Advocates say the Austin Independent School District is not doing enough to help Black and Latino students succeed in east Austin schools. On Wednesday, parents and community activists released a list of demands of AISD, including allowing east Austin to form its own school district. The group outlined three specific actions it wants from AISD: AISD must do all in its power to improve the academic achievement of its minority students. The district is currently not doing this. The compensation and benefits for teachers of minority students, particularly those in Title I schools, must be substantially upgraded...
  • Why are America's elite universities censoring themselves on China?

    09/04/2018 9:56:28 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 25 replies
    The New Republic ^ | September 4, 2018 | Isaac Stone Fish
    There is an epidemic of self-censorship at U.S. universities on the subject of China, one that limits debate and funnels students and academics away from topics likely to offend the Chinese Communist Party. This epidemic stems less from the hundreds of millions of dollars Chinese individuals and the Chinese Communist Party spend in U.S. universities, or the influx of students from mainland China—roughly 350,000 in the United States, up more than fivefold from a decade ago. Rather, it is that some people in American academia, too eager to please Beijing or too fearful of offending China and the Chinese people,...