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  • Rochester, NY school organizes ‘Hijab Day’ for non-Muslim students (Infiltration)

    02/13/2016 9:35:58 AM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 84 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2/12/2016 | Robert Spencer
    "A district spokesman told the site officials consulted with an attorney about the World Hijab Day event, and were advised that 'there would be more of a legal issue if the school said no to the event' than to hold lessons on the Muslim scarf." Really? What kind of a legal issue? Would the school be brought up on charges of "Islamophobia"? Is that trumped-up propaganda term a crime now? School board president Van Henri White said of the Hijab Day organizer, student Eman Muthana: "She's not trying to make anybody else anything other than who they are, but she...
  • DC Devotes $29K per Student Each Year. What if Parents Controlled That Money?

    02/12/2016 12:45:02 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 2/12/16 | Mary Clare Reim
    Washington, D.C., public schools consistently underperform relative to the rest of the country, while having the highest per-pupil revenue in the nation. D.C. revenue exceeds $29,000 per pupil every year, while graduation rates hover at about 64 percent and only one-third of its fourth-graders read at a proficient level. Clearly the "spend more" model has not been working for the families of Washington, D.C.
  • Ted Cruz, Homeschooling, S.306, Dishonesty and Pig-Ignorance

    02/12/2016 12:18:29 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    Red State ^ | February 12, 2016 | streiff
    Ted Cruz, Homeschooling, S.306, Dishonesty and Pig-Ignorance ~~~you are making a clown argument, bro~~~ One day, when I am acclaimed Galactic Commander, I will mandate a civics test before allowing people to vote and test of reading comprehension skills before allowing them to access the internet. What is circulating now is a story that Ted Cruz supports the federal regulation of homeschooling. There are two underlying causes of this story: rank dishonesty and pig-ignorance. Let's set the baseline. Ted Cruz supports homeschooling. (So does Marco Rubio, btw.) His support has been full, clear, un-nuanced, and unequivocal. Not all states, however,...
  • 2 girls shot dead at Glendale, Arizona, high school, police say

    02/12/2016 10:35:50 AM PST · by rktman · 36 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 2/12/2016 | Amanda Watts
    Two 15-year-old female students were killed in Friday morning's shooting at Independence High School in Glendale, Arizona, police said. Each 10th-grader was found with one gunshot wound outside the building, near the school's cafeteria, Glendale police Officer Tracey Breeden said. A weapon was found near the bodies, Breeden said. When reporters asked whether this was a homicide-suicide or a double suicide, Breeden said she "can't confirm anything," but she said investigators don't believe any shooter is at large.
  • School District Used Second-Graders to Urge Tax Vote

    02/12/2016 11:13:24 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/11/2016 | Tom Gantert
    In 2014, the West Bloomfield School District was pressing to have two operating millages renewed. As part of the campaign, the district gave a writing assignment to 700 children in grades two through five: Write letters encouraging residents to vote, which the district would use in a pre-election mailing. According to the school district, the fifth-graders were told to write longer letters encouraging a vote, and warned to avoid the terms “vote for” or “vote against” in their text. Doing so would be considered “express advocacy,” which at the time was the only legal restriction on taxpayer-funded electioneering by public...
  • 95% of Arab Students Who Study Abroad Do Not Return Home

    02/12/2016 9:57:22 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, February 12, 2016
    Lack of resources and instability main causes of emigration Arab governments need to create the opportunities for young people to fulfil their aspirations if they are to reverse the brain drain which sees 95 per cent of students who study at universities in the United States and Europe stay overseas. According to Mohammed Gawdat, Vice President - Business Innovation at Google(X), the Arab brain drain is the result of two major factors: lack of resources and instability in the region. 'It is not about money. It is about taking the right decisions to allow young people to succeed. Once...
  • What did the Candidates say about immigration in their announcement speeches?

    02/12/2016 7:48:39 AM PST · by AuntB · 16 replies
    Vanity ^ | Feb. 12, 2016 | AuntB
    We hear what the candidates say now about issues, but what did they think was important when they announced their run for president. This vital first speech should have covered what they thought was important to this nation. Here is their (Trump, Cruz, Rubio) total remarks on IMMIGRATION...later we will do trade, terrorism, 2nd amendment, Obamacare and education. Trump June 16 , 2015 When do we beat Mexico at the border? They're laughing at us, at our stupidity. And now they are beating us economically. They are not our friend, believe me. But they're killing us economically. The U.S. has...
  • Calif. parents, transgender activists fight over state bathroom law

    02/11/2016 12:12:12 PM PST · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/11/16 | Dustin Siggins
    POWAY, California, February 11, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A state law allowing students with gender dysphoria to use the locker room of the opposite sex is causing an uproar at a California high school. According to the San Diego Union Tribune, Holly Franz spoke to school district board members on behalf of her son and "so many students" who, the mother says, have contacted her about a female student who has been using a male locker room. "My son came home from school and told me there was a girl using the boys' locker room," said Franz, whose son attends Rancho...
  • Fake Blood and War Chants: Milo Yiannopoulos Event at Rutgers Disrupted by Feminists, Black…

    02/10/2016 10:16:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Feb 2016 | Allum Bokhari
    Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos' tour of U.S. university campuses has started off with a bang. His first event, at Rutgers University in New Jersey, was disrupted by feminists and Black Lives Matter protesters, who chanted slogans and smeared fake blood on their faces before storming out of the auditorium. Yiannopoulos had been invited by the Young Americans For Liberty at Rutgers to speak on "How the Progressive Left Is Destroying Education." The event drew a huge crowd, with the line of students waiting to enter the venue stretching around campus. It's the first stage of Yiannopoulos "Dangerous Faggot Tour,"...
  • St. John's University student threatens to smash woman's laptop featuring Donald Trump sticker.

    02/10/2016 1:37:52 PM PST · by rightisright · 60 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | February 10, 2016 | Denis Slattery
    Donald Trump is making New York a swing state. A confrontation over a Trump sticker erupted on the Queens campus of St. John’s University Wednesday when a student threatened to smash a classmate's computer over her allegiance to the Donald. The anti-Trump student posted a photo to Twitter of a woman with a “Trump Make America Great Again” sticker on her laptop and asked his followers to share the image.
  • Lawsuit alleges Tennessee has 'hostile sexual environment' (University of Tennessee)

    02/09/2016 6:19:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2016 7:08 PM EST | Steve Megargee
    A lawsuit filed by a group of women alleges that the University of Tennessee has violated Title IX regulations and created a "hostile sexual environment" through a policy of indifference toward assaults by student-athletes. The federal suit filed Tuesday in Nashville states Tennessee's policies made students more vulnerable to sexual assault and says that the school had a "clearly unreasonable response" after incidents that caused the women making complaints to endure additional harassment. The suit also states the university interfered with the disciplinary process to favor male athletes. [...] The suit was filed by David Randolph Smith, a lawyer representing...
  • What Passes for Anti-School Choice Rhetoric is Frightening

    02/09/2016 1:56:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2016 | Tim Benson
    The Washington Post's Valerie Strauss has inadvertently done the country an invaluable service by allowing the rest of us to travel through the looking-glass into a universe where things are the opposite of real life: the world of far-left thought on education. Strauss gave premium blogspace to a bitter article by a former education fellow for The Progressive magazine, Sarah Lahm. The piece, titled "What Passes for School Choice Rhetoric is Frightening," is rife with errors and half-truths. It is hard to imagine a more factually bankrupt anti-school choice "argument" could be written, and by shining a gigantic spotlight on...
  • Surprise, Parents! Co-Ed Restroom in North Shore High School

    02/09/2016 11:33:07 AM PST · by Maudeen · 30 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 2/9/2016 | Laurie Higgins
    A couple of months ago, Deerfield High School (DHS) in Deerfield, Illinois quietly changed a multi-stall girls restroom to a co-ed restroom. Worse still the administration has not notified either parents or students. Rumors are circulating that the administration chose secrecy over transparency in order to avoid controversy.
  • Anti-Semitism found to be rampant in Dutch schools

    02/08/2016 4:34:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 2/8/2016, 8:21 PM | Cynthia Blank
    Anti-Semitism is a troubling phenomenon in many Dutch schools and especially among Muslim students, a new government-commissioned report has found, JTA reports. The 55-page report, entitled "Two Worlds, Two Realities - How Do You Deal with It as a Teacher" was published last week by Dutch-Jewish journalist Margalith Kleijwegt at the Dutch Ministry of Education's request. [...] One female high-school teacher in Amsterdam recounted to Kleijwegt an incident in which a female student of Moroccan descent stood up and pronounced: "If I had a Kalashnikov [assault rifle], I'd gun down all the Jews." ...
  • UCLA visit gives rare glimpse into Hillary/s paid speaking career (gargantuan fee and endless perks)

    02/08/2016 9:36:37 AM PST · by Liz · 27 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 11/26/14 | Rosalind S. Helderman and Philip Rucker
    When officials at the University of California at Los Angeles began negotiating a $300,000 speech appearance by Hillary Rodham Clinton, the school had one request: Could we get a reduced rate for public universities? The answer from Clinton/s representatives: $300,000 is the special university rate. That e-mail exchange and other internal communications, obtained by The Washington Post under a Freedom of Information Act request, provide a rare glimpse into the complex and meticulous backstage efforts to manage the 2016 presidential candidate/s lucrative speaking career. The UCLA speech plans are a rare glimpse into the year-long effort to book Clinton and...
  • Ted Cruz's Federal Education “CHOICE” Kills the American Dream

    02/08/2016 10:18:04 AM PST · by kiryandil · 39 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | January 26, 2016 | Anita B. Hoge
    Senator Ted Cruz Uses the Words "CHOICE" and "CIVIL RIGHTS," but Beware. By Dangling Title I Money to ALL Parents, Sen. Ted Cruz Accelerates Federal Control Over All Private, Religious, and Homeschools, and Blankets Common Core Equitably to ALL Schools in America With His Proposed Bill, S 306.SourceOn Oct. 26, 2015, The Blaze quoted Sen. Ted Cruz as saying, "School Choice Is Today's 'Civil Rights' Issue." But before you get excited about this, ask Sen. Ted Cruz what he means when he uses the term "choice." Quoting from Sen. Ted Cruz's website: Sen. Cruz Joins as Lead Cosponsor of Messer-Lee-Cruz...
  • Charter Schools Taking Off

    02/08/2016 9:35:18 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 8, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    At least one form of very productive education disruption is growing exponentially. "Parents can choose public schools for their children in 55 percent of the nation's largest school districts, more than double the percent of such districts that offered school choice 15 years ago," Grover (Russ) Whitehurst writes in the Education Choice and Competition Index for 2015 compiled by the Brookings Institution, for which he toils. "In addition, programs that allow students to enroll in public schools outside their home district are available in about 20 percent of the states. Additions to the menu of school choice in many locales...
  • A guide to what Ted Cruz wants to abolish, bar or change

    01/18/2016 8:50:12 AM PST · by Isara · 69 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 18, 2016 | Katie Zezima
    ...U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv The U.S. Embassy in Israel is currently in Tel Aviv. Cruz wants to move it to Jerusalem, Israel's "once and eternal" capital.Commerce DepartmentIn a piece for the National Review, Cruz said shuttering the department would "close the congressional cookie jar" and promote free trade.Education DepartmentAnother standard line from Cruz: "U.S. Department of Education, which should be abolished." Cruz is a states' rights guy -- he wrote his college thesis on the 10th Amendment -- and wants to give control of schools to states or localities....Energy DepartmentCruz has said the country needs an "energy renaissance." .......
  • Sign in Front of School About Teachers with Guns is Driving the Left CRAZY

    02/05/2016 7:48:31 AM PST · by suman · 15 replies
    The newly posted signs in front of public schools in Okay, Oklahoma, aim to scare off all those who assume walking on campus and doing harm to students will be an easy task. The signs read: ”Please be aware that certain staff members at Okay Public Schools can be legally armed and may use whatever force is necessary to protect our students.”
  • Gov. John Bel Edwards orders state to drop anti-Common Core lawsuit

    02/05/2016 9:22:44 AM PST · by amorphous · 10 replies
    The Advocate ^ | 4 Feb 2016 | Will Sentell
    Gov. John Bel Edwards directed the state Thursday to drop a federal lawsuit challenging Common Core that was pushed by former Gov. Bobby Jindal. Edwards also ordered the termination of a $475,000 state contract to handle the legal challenge held by the law firm of Alexandria attorney Jimmy Faircloth, a former Jindal aide. The governor, in a prepared statement, said newly enacted federal legislation makes moot issues raised in the lawsuit. It does not benefit students to continue to use time and resources to pursue litigation that no longer has any bearing on classrooms in Louisiana, Edwards said in the...
  • National Campaign Launched to Abolish U.S. Education Department

    02/04/2016 8:00:26 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 31 replies
    The New American | 2-2-2016 | Alex Newman
    After years of running up against unconstitutional federal education mandates imposed on states using bribes and bludgeoning from Washington, D.C., a group of parents and grassroots education activists from across America is launching a fresh effort to shut down the U.S. Department of Education once and for all. The mission: "Stop Fed Ed." In the crosshairs is everything from dumbed-down "standards" such as the Obama-backed Common Core nationalization of schooling and associated federal testing regimes, to the deeply controversial federal data gathering and data mining encouraged and financed largely by the feds. The group hopes to pressure Congress into ending...
  • The Regrettable Decline of Higher Learning

    02/04/2016 5:25:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>What do campus microaggressions, safe spaces, trigger warnings, speech codes and censorship have to do with higher learning?</p> <p>American universities want it both ways. They expect unquestioned subsidized support from the public, but also to operate in a way impossible for anyone else.</p>
  • In 2009, Obama stole money from retired teachers and police officers in Indiana

    02/03/2016 8:18:19 AM PST · by grundle · 7 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 6, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    In 2009, Obama stole money from retired teachers and police officers in Indiana During the Chrysler bankruptcy, Obama violated the Fifth Amendment and more than 150 years of bankruptcy law by illegally treating secured creditors worse than unsecured creditors. Some of these secured creditors were retired teachers and police officers from Indiana. Richard A. Epstein, a law professor at New York University School of Law, wrote of this:"Upsetting this fixed hierarchy among creditors is just an illegal taking of property from one group of creditors for the benefit of another, which should be struck down on both statutory and constitutional...
  • Chicago teachers union rejects contract offer, will likely go on strike(kids safe!)

    02/03/2016 9:29:33 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 2/2/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Whenever you're feeling down in the dumps, distressed at the turn of events in the world or simply empty inside, just remember one thing: you could always live in Chicago, so things could be worse. (With apologies, if you happen to actually live in Chicago. I got nothing for ya.) Out in the Windy City there's been a cavalcade of news surrounding the administration of Rahm Emanuel, his police department, his budget, his crime rate and all manner of disasters. But this story has to do with the teachers union. After months of tense negotiations with the city, talks over...
  • Ted Cruz on what the Iowa victory means to him (and how absolutely EVIL Washington has become)

    02/03/2016 10:11:31 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 2, 2016
    "They would rather Hillary Clinton, they would rather bankrupt our kids and grandkids, they'd rather lose the Supreme Court for a generation, they'd rather see our religious liberties stripped away, our Second Amendment taken away, they would rather see Islamic terrorism continue to rise and Israel continue to be under assault than actually have a true Reagan conservative in the White House who believes what he says. That shows just how messed up Washington is, but it also shows why frustration is volcanic."...
  • Chicago schools announce cuts after union rejects offer

    02/03/2016 7:27:40 AM PST · by redreno · 9 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com ^ | 02/02/2016 | SOPHIA TAREEN
    CHICAGO (AP) — Officials with Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday they're ready to cut $100 million from school budgets and force teachers to pay more pension costs after their union rejected the latest contract offer, ratcheting up the tone of contentious negotiations that have lasted over a year. Schools CEO Forrest Claypool called the union's rejection "disheartening" and cost-cutting efforts — including potential layoffs of support staff like teachers' aides — necessary without a deal. Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis shot back, calling the announcement the "latest act of war" and saying teachers in the nation's third-largest district would...
  • OU professor: Youths' attraction to Sanders shows education failure

    02/03/2016 6:52:55 AM PST · by reegs · 38 replies
    NewsOK ^ | 1/30/2016 | David Deming
    It's disheartening that an avowed socialist is a viable candidate for president of the United States. Socialism is a dead end. For hundreds of years, it has failed everywhere it's been adopted. The enthusiasm of our youth for the candidacy of Bernie Sanders is a symptom of our failure to educate them, not only in history, government and economics, but also basic morality. You don't have to be a student of ancient history to know socialism doesn't work. The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989 was an unequivocal demonstration of the moral and economic superiority of capitalism. The misery...
  • Professors stick up for mob rule [University Tyranny]

    02/02/2016 1:52:31 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 10 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/01/2016 | Glenn Garvin
    Newspapers hardly run obituaries unless somebody pays for them, so you probably didn't see the official death notice of the English language a couple of weeks ago. When the University of Missouri released a letter from 115 faculty members supporting their colleague Melissa Click and demanding that the school "defend her First Amendment rights of protest and freedom to act as a private citizen," words lost all meaning. "First Amendment rights," in this case, are Click's rights to order a mob attack on a student journalist who was covering a protest on the Missouri campus last November. Notice the absence...
  • Chantay fingered me not only as gay, but as her b***h.' A teacher tells of terror at his New [tr]

    02/02/2016 7:57:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 2, 2016 | Caroline Howe
    Ed Boland stepped out of a twenty-year career as a nonprofit executive to teach in a tough inner city school on Manhattan's Lower East Side. His idealism was shattered after a year in urban public schooling and he penned this provocative memoir as 'a radical call to action' to change the system that is failing its students mired in poverty, racism and violence. He believes teachers alone should not be expected to solve the overwhelming issues their students face. Here are some excerpts from Ed Boland's The Battle For Room 314, published by Grand Central Publishing.
  • I Want To Give A Thanks To FR Homeschoolers (vanity)

    02/01/2016 7:37:59 PM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 19 replies
    I just want to send a thanks to everyone who was helpful on this thread. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3349192/posts We are homeschooling, now, and I do appreciate the support and advice. Finding out what what is NOT being taught. It's disgusting.
  • Colorado Government School Enforces Sharia Dress Code For Non-Muslim Schoolgirls

    02/01/2016 4:04:45 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 49 replies
    The Douglas County School District in Colorado, under fire for saying that schoolgirls might have to cover up from head to ankle for a field trip to a Muslim mosque, has confirmed that such Shariah requirements will be enforced on the outing. “Students who choose to attend the [Rocky Heights Middle School] world religion field trip are expected to respect the dress code of the host facility,” the school said in a statement posted online. The explanation followed a firestorm of criticism of the school for announcing the field trip for seventh-grade students and including a note that the Shariah...
  • Georgetown Students Drive Pro-Life Efforts Without University Support

    Georgetown University students who attended last week's March for Life in Washington, D.C., recently told The Cardinal Newman Society that student groups at the University are finding success in driving pro-life outreach and discussion on campus despite the University's lack of support for their events and activities, or for Church teaching on life issues."I think that given a campus culture that's often hostile to pro-life views, it's extremely helpful that there exists organizations like Georgetown Right to Life," Michael Khan, president of the student-run Right to Life group, told the Newman Society. "With contraceptives allowed in dorms and faculty...
  • (UCONN) College Announces Plans of a Dorm Only For Black Men

    01/31/2016 6:09:54 PM PST · by Blue Turtle · 129 replies
    In order to help black males graduate, the University of Connecticut is constructing a dorm with a living space only for them. Called the ScHOLA2RS House, the living community for African American males is set to open in 2016. Dr. Erik Hines, an assistant professor of educational psychology and the future faculty advisor to those in the dorm, said UConn will implement the living space as a “forward-thinking” solution to the fact that black male students graduate at a lower rate.
  • I am the student loan crisis at its ugliest: I graduated and found out I have $200,000 in debt

    01/30/2016 7:31:23 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 161 replies
    Every once in a while, when I’m feeling overwhelmed, I watch college commencement ceremonies on YouTube. These rituals remind me how perverse our higher-education system is—and of the empty idealism that colleges and universities sell us: We are here today, donning our ceremonial robes and caps, to recite the traditional vacuous platitudes and wish you well in paying off high-interest student loans for which we are in no way held accountable. Let us now further romanticize our fair institution by singing the alma mater and conveniently forget that tuition has gone up 1,120 percent since 1978. Good luck out there,...
  • Tim Wolfe, ousted Mizzou president blame Black Lives Matter, football team for resignation

    01/30/2016 10:33:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/30/16 | Kellan Howell
    Former University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe, who resigned from his post amid protests over the school's handling of racial matters on campus, sent a confidential email to supporters last week complaining about the incident. In the email, which was leaked to local media, Mr. Wolfe compiled a list of people he believed made it impossible for him to keep his job at the university, including outgoing Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin, ex-Mizzou football coach Gary Pinkel and the players that joined a strike, and an unnamed "significant Ferguson protester," most likely a reference to Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson....
  • Parents sue public high school for 'religious indoctrination'...

    01/30/2016 1:42:22 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1-29-16 | Joel Christie & Wills Robinson
    The parents of a Maryland teenager have launched a lawsuit against their daughter's public high school, claiming the district forced the 16-year-old to take classes that promote Islam over Christianity and Judaism. John Wood, a former Marine, and his wife Melissa Wood, have filed a civil rights complaint against La Plata High School, alleging their daughter - identified only as C.W. - spent one day in a modern history class studying Christianity, followed by two weeks immersed in Islam. According to court documents obtained by The Daily Mail Online, the 11th grader 'had to profess the Shahada by claiming ''There...
  • Liberty University's president is blocking students on Twitter

    01/29/2016 11:02:04 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 29, 2016 | Ashe Schow
    Do you disagree with Liberty University's president's decision to endorse Donald Trump for president? You could get blocked on Twitter if you tweet your dissatisfaction with the endorsement. Tyler McNally, a Liberty University student (and someone I've followed for a few years), tweeted a screenshot Friday afternoon showing Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. blocking him on his Twitter account. pic.twitter.com/TnQ6uXJtiM - Tyler McNally (@Tyler_McNally) January 29, 2016 "My school president blocked me. AMA" McNally wrote. ("AMA" is an acronym for "Ask Me Anything," a joke referencing a section of Reddit where users ask questions to celebrities or those with...
  • Universities Doing Just Fine

    01/29/2016 10:41:05 AM PST · by MichCapCon
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/26/2016 | James Hohman
    You might get the impression that no one in Michigan values higher education, given the way university funding gets portrayed. A new report from a group called the Young Invincibles gives the state an F for the size of its subsidies to public universities. But the numbers tell a different story. State and local governments spend more on higher education in Michigan than all but three other services according to the U.S. Census Bureau, trailing only K-12 education and public welfare. But higher education is not funded exclusively with tax dollars — it is also funded with tuition, fees, grants...
  • STUDENT PUNISHED FOR REFUSING TO RECITE ISLAMIC PROFESSION OF FAITH (MD Lawsuit)

    01/29/2016 4:54:14 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 62 replies
    WND ^ | Jan 28 2016 | BOB UNRUH
    A Maryland high school punished a student for refusing to profess faith in Islam, gave her failing grades for a series of assignments that violated her Christian beliefs then threatened her father with arrest for complaining, a federal lawsuit charges. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court against the Charles County Public Schools in La Plata, Maryland, its board of education, Principal Evelyn Arnold and Vice Principal Shannon Morris by the Thomas More Law Center. [ ] The lawsuit charges that the defendants' "curriculum, practices, policies, actions, procedures, and customs promote the Islamic faith by requiring students to profess...
  • Obama’s Hug-A-Thug Policies Backfire In NYC, St. Paul Schools

    01/28/2016 5:06:19 PM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    investors.com ^ | Jan. 28, 2016 | Editorials
    Education: As serious crimes in schools soar, teachers unions in New York and other cities are pushing back against new softer student conduct codes inspired by the president's national anti-discipline strategy. New York public schools are dealing with escalating classroom chaos after adopting minority-friendly discipline policies that the Education Department pushed to close so-called "racial disparities" in suspensions and expulsions. Educrats have been threatening school districts with lawsuits and funding cuts wherever if finds disparities. High-school kids are getting "warning cards" for offenses that normally would result in a criminal summons and suspension, such as drug possession and disorderly conduct.
  • Lincoln High School student gets perfect score on AP Calculus exam -- 1 of 12 in the world to do so

    01/28/2016 3:27:29 PM PST · by bigdaddy45 · 55 replies
    The call from Lincoln High School’s principal’s office came unexpectedly, as they often do. Cedrick Argueta’s friends joked that he might be in trouble. Cedrick didn’t think so. He was right. It turned out that Cedrick, the son of a Salvadoran maintenance worker and a Filipina nurse, had scored perfectly on his Advanced Placement Calculus exam. Of the 302,531 students to take the notoriously mind-crushing test, he was one of only 12 to earn every single point.
  • Choice: From Silicon Valley to the Classroom

    01/28/2016 4:23:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2016 | Robert Aery
    Research of the technology sector, one of our nation's fastest growing industries, has revealed a significant trend in the market over the past few years: consumer choice. Some analysts have explained that this theme can be attributed to a shift from a first time buyer market, where consumers are purchasing items like a cell phone or a tablet for the first time, to a replacement market, where buyers are seeking new and improved models or alternatives for their current devices. This change in market identity directs attention to individual attributes and features in products and services that ultimately increase the...
  • A Suspension for Melissa Click

    01/28/2016 4:08:00 PM PST · by Steely Tom · 26 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 28 Jan 2016 | Tajha Chappellet-Lanier
    The University of Missouri’s board announced the move just days after prosecutors brought third-degree assault charges against her. Following a special board meeting Thursday, the University of Missouri Board of Curators declared Click "suspended pending further investigation." The board didn't indicate whether she will be paid or not during her suspension. On Monday, Click was charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor to which she has pleaded not guilty.
  • Who Are the Real Terrorists?

    01/28/2016 4:12:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2016 | Jerry Newcombe
    Imagine sacrificing to send your children off to college---forking over thousands of dollars, so they can have a future. Then they end up in an introduction to psychology class…where they are taught that Christians are more dangerous than radical Islam. At a recent "Introduction to Psychology" class at the University of California, Merced, Dr. Ross Avila raised quite a few eyebrows. Thecollegefix.com (1/11/16) reported on this class, which happened this past fall. Avila can be heard to claim that terrorism on American soil by foreigners, e.g., Muslims from other countries, is a myth (beyond 9/11) and that white Christian men commit...
  • Police: Man in Bra and Wig Found in Women's Bathroom

    01/27/2016 8:26:07 AM PST · by ppaul · 37 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 03/15/2013 | KOMO Staff
    EVERETT, Wash. - A man wearing a bra and wig was arrested Friday after he was spotted in a women's bathroom at Everett Community College, police said. Officers responded to the scene at about 1:30 p.m. after a college staff member said she saw the man go into the women's rest room and alerted security personnel. An investigation found that the suspect had gone into the rest room while two women were inside, according to a police report. The women were later interviewed and said they had no idea that the man was there. When police interviewed the man, he...
  • Teacher Conducts Racial Experiment on First-Graders -

    01/27/2016 5:38:15 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 16 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 1/25/2016 | Admin
    A teacher in Minneola, Florida is under fire for a lesson in racism she gave to students returning from the Martin Luther King holiday. The teacher, who works at a charter school called Minneola Elementary, conducted a social experiment meant to show her children the dangers of discrimination. One problem: The kids are only in the first grade. Second problem: She didn't clear the lesson with administrators. Third problem: She didn't notify parents until after the lesson had taken place. This trio of problems has her in hot water with parents, to say nothing of Principal Sherry Watts. Watts said...
  • Florida: Christian schools can't pray at championship game

    01/27/2016 5:47:02 AM PST · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 26, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Prayer is important at Florida's Cambridge Christian School. "We train our students that prayer is foundational to their walk with Christ," Head of School Tim Euler told me. "Our faith is founded in prayer." So when Cambridge Christian faced off against University Christian School last December in the 2A state championship football game, they asked the Florida High School Athletic Association if they could begin with a word of prayer. The FHSAA said no.
  • Undercover Video Exposes Common Core

    01/26/2016 4:36:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2016 | Phyllis Schlafly
    A new set of undercover videos has been released by Project Veritas, the organization started by young journalist James O'Keefe who exposed ACORN in 2009 and NPR in 2011, resulting in the resignation of top officials at both organizations. The new videos reveal the mindset of the people who developed the Common Core education materials and the publishers who profit from it. The expose comes just in time for the opening of this year's Education Policy Conference in St. Louis, which is the essential event for parents, citizens and educators concerned about what our children are being taught (and not...
  • Betrayed by the Dream Factory

    01/26/2016 10:39:02 AM PST · by TroutStalker · 27 replies
    Slate.com ^ | Jan. 26 2016 | Samual Garner
    My life and career have been scarred by the naïve exchange I made at college: an education of questionable value for a dangerous amount of debt. Every once in a while, when I’m feeling overwhelmed, I watch college commencement ceremonies on YouTube. These rituals remind me how perverse our higher-education system is—and of the empty idealism that colleges and universities sell us: We are here today, donning our ceremonial robes and caps, to recite the traditional vacuous platitudes and wish you well in paying off high-interest student loans for which we are in no way held accountable. Let us now...
  • Winston-Salem State University placed on lockdown [All clear #26]

    01/25/2016 7:51:42 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 26 replies
    FOX 8 ^ | 1/25/16 | FOX 8
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem State University is currently on lockdown, according to campus police. A RamALERT was sent out that read: RamALERT: WSSU campus is currently on lockdown. Secure inside a room until further advised. Do not come to campus if currently off campus until advised. It is unclear why the university was placed on lockdown. Winston-Salem police confirm they are assisting WSSU police.