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  • Guns on campus and the second amendment as a mainstream value

    03/02/2011 6:18:55 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 1 March, 2011 | John Longenecker
    Whenever a college campus or workplace or general region considers affirming armed adults, there come objections from officials which rival those of the gun control organizations. Here is the core of the second amendment: independence from officials who would suggest they can do personal safety better. When they cannot, they then do more of it, and bureaucracy grows. The problem is that you can’t talk to them - not even conservatives - and ever expect them to understand that the kind of independence we have in this country is independence from them, especially. Yes, independence from conservatives as much as...
  • Union Thugs Talk Dirty to 17 Year Old Handing Out Copies of the Constitution

    02/28/2011 4:10:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Big Government ^ | February 27, 2011 | Bill Hennessy
    The 17-year-old high school senior waded into a sea of communist red to deliver the truth of liberty in the form the US Constitution to the political pagans assembled. In the process, Patrick was verbally assaulted by an old man who graphically described sexual tea-bagging to the high school student. The incident took place during dueling protests in Jefferson City, Missouri, and was caught on two separate video cameras Patrick had grabbed a stack of Pocket Constitutions and Declarations offered for free by the St. Louis Tea Party Coalition The Tea Party held a rally on the south side of...
  • Lott: Arms and the Student(NH)

    02/22/2011 6:23:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 22 February, 2011 | Roger Lott
    A few hundred yards from where I’m writing this column, just across the river in Vermont, 16-year-olds are allowed to purchase and carry a loaded handgun without needing anyone’s permission. Here in New Hampshire, an 18-year-old can openly carry a pistol without a concealed carry permit. Dartmouth’s campus, with its strict ban on privately-owned handguns, stands out amidst these “wild” lands of gun-toting teenagers. Before you start worrying about your next trip into downtown Hanover, however, consider that in 2009 there was just one handgun murder in New Hampshire and zero in Vermont. New Hampshire, which last year was named...
  • Wisconsin Student Solution To The State Deficit: Tax The Rich! Video

    02/18/2011 7:48:05 AM PST · by Biggirl · 42 replies ^ | February 18, 2011 | Jim Vicevich
    Maybe the best video you will watch coming out of the Wisconsin Teachers job action. But then again, there’s so much. The teachers have made up the bulk of the protestors pushing back against Tea Party Governor Scott Walker’s austerity plan. But it’s the students … ahhh … the students, who have provided able backup with people power and … ways to solve the crisis. Teach … your children well … their parents hell … and so yada, yada. As teachers disrupted class at the state capitol to protest Scott’s plan to change the mostly teachers compensation plans, students took...
  • 'It's unlawful say members of African American Students after WHITE freshman gets director job

    02/17/2011 5:37:48 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1:16 AM on 18th February 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Members of an African American Student Union were left open-mouthed and outraged after a white, freshman was hired for a top job within the group. Torey McCleskey, a first year student at University of North Florida, was handed the coveted assistant director role, after a unanimous decision from the institution's Senate. However AASU members argue that Mr McCleskey, an athletic training and sports medicine student, has never actually set foot in the AASU's office.
  • Vanity: Needing help with an election slogan

    02/17/2011 12:26:42 PM PST · by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL · 34 replies
    just me needing help
    Dear Freepers, My daughter is planning to run for student council after spring break. This will be her third school election. She's been a member of her student council during her 8th and 9th grade years, and would like to take this on during the next school year in 10th grade. Where she's at is here...she is wanting to do a giant poster of a word cloud using words similar to this: She has to come up with a slogan, and place it somewhere on her poster. She then needs to tie her slogan into her speech. She and I...
  • College student finds $2,000 and turns it in

    01/22/2011 6:41:53 PM PST · by rawhide · 20 replies ^ | 1-22-11 | By George Mathis
    This just in: there are still good people in the world. A woman who found $2,000 in a thrift store item turned it in and was rewarded for her good deeds, said Value Village District Manager Lance Letson. Letson said the shopper, Yekaterina Shneyderova, 22, was looking at a cash box for sale at his Roswell store Friday when she opened it and found the dough, all in $100 bills. The box also contained financial records of a Marietta couple. Shneyderova, a Kennesaw State student, said as soon she saw the cash she knew she had to return it to...
  • Grade school teacher tells student "go shoot yourself" (Gets reprimand, apologizes, moves on)

    01/21/2011 5:58:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    WWMT ^ | 1/20/11
    Grade school teacher tells student "go shoot yourself"January 20, 2011 10:02 PM LAWTON, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A veteran Lawton Public Schools teacher is coming under fire. In the middle of class Mary Botas told one of her students to “go shoot yourself.” **SNIP** “I had her as a teacher when I was in school,” said Pam. “I had no problem with her then.” However, no one, not even Botas feels that in any way excuses or justifies her comments in class. “She was very upset that she had reacted the way she had,” said Trimboli. “She was remorseful, she...
  • UK: Student Leader's Anti-Semitic Outburst

    12/19/2010 4:17:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies · 1+ views
    inn ^ | 12/19/10 | Maayana Miskin
    A senior student leader in Britain faced criticism and calls to resign on Sunday after claiming that historic Jewish suffering is a modern fabrication aimed at allowing Jews to persecute Arabs. Clare Solomon, president of the University of London Student Union, who was raised Mormon, wrote on her Facebook page, “The view that Jews have been persecuted all throughout history is one that has been fabricated in the last 100 or so years to justify the persecution of the Palestinians. To paint the picture that all Jews have always had to flee persecution is just plainly inaccurate.” Her comments were...
  • Illegal immigrant student whose arrest spurred immigration debate convicted of license offense

    11/16/2010 10:29:51 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    ap ^ | November 11, 2010 | KATE BRUMBACK
    MARIETTA, Ga. - An illegal immigrant college student whose arrest for a minor traffic violation touched off a wider immigration debate was found guilty Thursday in a suburban Atlanta court of driving without a license... ... Colotl spent 37 days in immigration detention but U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials subsequently agreed to delay action on Colotl's case for a year while she completes her studies. Colotl told reporters before testimony began that she plans to graduate in the spring and wants to stay in the United States. "I've grown up in this country, and I've adopted all the American...
  • Blind student saves for three years to buy a guide HORSE because her strict Muslim parents

    11/15/2010 12:30:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/15/10 | Daily Mail Reporter
    As a blind Muslim woman, Mona Ramouni has had to make do without a guide dog her whole life. The 28-year-old's strictly religious parents would not allow a dog in the house, considering the animal unclean. But then Miss Ramouni stumbled across a website article about miniature guide horses in April 2008. 'It was something that I never thought about for myself,' she said. The psychology student used three years of savings from her job at a Braille proofreading company to pay for a horse to be trained to act as her guide. Since welcoming three-year-old guide horse Cali into...
  • Horse riding teen suspended from school

    11/02/2010 12:39:41 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 24 replies ^ | Sunday, 31 Oct 2010 | no byline
    HAMILTON (FOX 25 / - A teen's spirit week stunt has landed him in hot water. Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School Senior Dan Depaolis, dressed in medieval garb, rode a horse into the school's parking lot as part of spirit week. What he, and his parents, thought was a good-natured stunt, the school deemed dangerous. Depaolis was suspended from school for two days. The vice principal allegedly suspended the 17-year-old even after the boy’s father explained that the horse was brought in on a trailer and that no one was in danger. The father tells FOX25 the school compared the...
  • Police call press conference for 8 p.m. in NIU case

    10/29/2010 4:26:34 PM PDT · by blondee123 · 5 replies
    Naperville Sun ^ | 10/29/2010 | Beacon-News staff
    The DeKalb County Major Case Squad has scheduled a press conference for 8 p.m. Friday to dicuss a significant development in the investigation of the murder of Antinette “Toni” Keller. The press conference is scheduled for DeKalb City Hall, 200 South Fourth Street. More information will be posted at as it becomes available. Previously, police announced they had a “person of interest” in custody in Louisiana being questioned in the case of the Northern Illinois University art student, who went missing earlier this month.
  • This Week in California - Puff Piece Profiles Illegal Immigrant Student

    10/08/2010 11:49:03 AM PDT · by Erin Brown · 12 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | 10/8/2010 | SkinnieMinnie
    Once again, we have a one-sided lefty article out of the San Francisco Chronicle – this time, it’s an emotional appeal to highlight the unfortunate lack of funding for illegal immigrants’ college education. Alejandro Jimenez has got to be the luckiest “undocumented” immigrant in the state of California. Thanks to the soft, one-sided writing of Nanette Asimov, his law-breaking story is written to be, well, heart-breaking. Instead of rightly playing it down the middle, and discussing both sides of the heated and relevant California immigration issue, Asimov used Jimenez’s story to pull at the heartstrings of readers who think there...
  • ACLU to represent Clayton student suspended for facial piercing ("Church of body modification")

    CLAYTON, N.C. – A 14-year-old girl is getting help from the American Civil Liberties Union to sue her school over her facial piercing. .... Iacono joined the Church of Body Modification this summer. She's now one of 20 members in the state and 3,500 nationwide.
  • "My son's losing hope" Obama: But we passed health care and took over student loan industry

    09/30/2010 1:15:43 PM PDT · by Steve495 · 36 replies
    Radio Vice Online ^ | Sept. 30, 2010 | Steve McGough
    Broken record indeed. The only answer President Obama has in response to questions like the one asked yesterday in Iowa is that he knows times are tough, but at least kids have health care until they are 26 and the government took over the “terrible” student loan system. The president answered the "my son's losing hope" question with his standard BS answer ... which means NOTHING to the kid or the mom. They are running on the passed health care legislation and taking over the student loan market! That's REALLY what they are running on!
  • Teacher Accused Of Sex With Teens Released (Elementary School teacher?)

    09/22/2010 8:03:06 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 52 replies
    WYFF TV ^ | UPDATED: 10:13 am EDT September 22, 2010 | WYFF4
    SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. -- One of two teachers accused of having parties with underage teenagers that involved alcohol, marijuana and sex has been released, but the other remains in jail. On Monday, Sheriff Chuck Wright announced the arrests of Sarah Jane Lindsay, a teacher at Boiling Springs Elementary School, and Audrey Grabarkiewicz, who was employed at Lake Bowen Baptist Church Daycare. According to Boiling Springs Elementary School’s website, Sarah Lindsay taught 4-year-old child development. Grabarkiewicz was released on $25,000 bond on Wednesday. Lindsay was still being held on a $50,000 bond.
  • Report: Suspected suicide bomber arrested in Copenhagen

    09/10/2010 1:56:24 PM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 71 replies · 1+ views
    M&C News ^ | 9-10-10 | STAFF
    Copenhagen - Police in Denmark arrested a suspected possible suicide bomber Friday following a small explosion at a hotel in central Copenhagen, media reports said. Danish daily Extra Bladet showed on its website a photo of the suspect, who had reportedly attempted to blow himself up. Police did not immediately confirm the report. No one was injured in the explosion at the Jorgensen Hotel. Police handcuffed the man after he was seen running away from the hotel and into the nearby Orstedsparken park. The park was evacuated and the surrounding streets were cordoned off as explosive experts were called in....
  • Student Sues School After Zapping Nipples in Shop

    08/31/2010 6:53:19 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 36 replies
    The Fox Nation ^ | Aug 31, 2010 | Staff
    A New Hampshire high school student shocked so severely in shop class that his heart stopped beating is suing his teacher, the school district and the city of Dover. Kyle Dubois and his parents claim teacher Thomas Kelley did not warn Dubois and other students of the dangers of the electrical demonstration cords in their electrical trades class. On March 11, Dubois attached an electrical clamp to one nipple while another student attached another clamp to the other. A third student plugged in the cord. Dubois was critically injured.
  • Lawsuit Says Student Raped a Second Time After School Used Her as ‘Bait’

    08/10/2010 8:05:24 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 6 replies
    WebToday ^ | 8-10-10 | WebToday
    All our young lives we’re taught to seek out the authorities when we’re in trouble. For young women who are victims of rape, this includes reporting the crime in the face of one’s own personal shame and agony to seek justice where it is due and prevent the perpetrator from raping again. In a suburb of Pittsburgh, a startling lawsuit turns this conventional wisdom upside down. And, according to high-profile criminal attorney, Rene Sandler, no matter how the suit plays out, it reveals a disturbing lack of judgment on the part of those authorities we’re taught to trust. The suit...
  • Lawsuit Says Student Raped a Second Time After Public School Used Her as ‘Bait’

    08/09/2010 6:48:11 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 47 replies
    WebToday ^ | 8-9-10 | WebToday
    All our young lives we’re taught to seek out the authorities when we’re in trouble. For young women who are victims of rape, this includes reporting the crime in the face of one’s own personal shame and agony to seek justice where it is due and prevent the perpetrator from raping again. In a suburb of Pittsburgh, a startling lawsuit turns this conventional wisdom upside down. And, according to high-profile criminal attorney, Rene Sandler, no matter how the suit plays out, it reveals a disturbing lack of judgment on the part of those authorities we’re taught to trust. The suit...
  • Terrorists Planned Car Bomb Attacks

    08/09/2010 1:48:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies
    THE JAKARTA ^ | Mon, 08/09/2010 10:26 AM | Dicky Christanto and Bagus BT Saragih, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta
    SNIPPET: "The police arrested two terrorist suspects at the house: Fahri Tanjung, also known as Hilmi, and Hamzah. The police also found chemicals they believed were to be used to make explosives and an activated hand-made high-explosive bomb inside the house. West Java Police chief Insp. Gen. Sutarman said the police detonated the high-explosive bomb on location after failing to defuse it. Books and VCDs on jihad, as well as an air rifle were seized as evidence. One of the VCDs was titled Afghanistan jihad: The journey of the oppressed. Sutarman said the suspects had been involved in acts of...
  • Latest Updates: Democrat Congressman Assaults Student-Caught on Video

    06/15/2010 7:21:43 AM PDT · by Brittany Pounders · 18 replies · 598+ views ^ | June 15, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    Update 2: Democrats have decided to leap to the defense of their own by attacking the messenger of the video, in this case Breitbart. Politico is reporting that the Democrats have released “key talking points” in an effort to discredit the video and somehow shed an acceptable light on the thuggishness of one their own Congressmen. The Talking Points include points such as: “There are points that you can’t see in the video… ” “What was the motivation?..” “This is clearly the work of the Republican Party and the ‘interviewer’ is clearly a low level staffer or intern. That’s what...
  • Bob Etheridge - Chicken

    06/14/2010 3:35:04 PM PDT · by scottfactor · 6 replies · 443+ views ^ | 06/14/2010 | Scott Factor
    As a younger man, a time I often refer to as my “mis-spent youth”, I would be the first to defend my honor, your honor, anybody’s honor….In short, I’d probably fight at the drop of a hat if provoked. Interestingly enough, I was always careful to follow one motto: Don’t mess with me and I’ll not mess with you. It didn’t matter what names you called me, my girl, my Momma, or anyone else. As long as you didn’t touch me, that was OK with me. Basically, you’re freedom of speech stops at the tip of my nose. Although more...
  • Video: Dem. Congressman Assaults Student Questioning His Loyalty To ''Obamas Agenda''

    06/14/2010 9:08:21 AM PDT · by csd · 21 replies · 735+ views ^ | June 14, 2010 | Nanny State Liberation Front
    Based on a choppy amateur video found on the “StageRightShow’s” YouTube page, it appears Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-NC) does not like it when anyone questions his “support” for “President Obama’s agenda.” As the video notes, Rep. Etheridge “goes berserk.” (Just in case the ‘defenders of democracy’ at YouTube remove this video, here’s an alternate link for viewing:`"> LINK While the video is edited to show the “red meat” on the curbside encounter between the interviewer and cameraman, both claiming to be “students,” it is still shocking to witness a Member of Congress physically assault a citizen of the United...
  • N.C. Rep. Bob Etheridge Assaults Student – Caught On Video

    06/14/2010 7:23:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 85 replies · 1,816+ views ^ | June 14, 2010 | Steve McGough
    If you approach a congressman in Washington D.C. and try to ask them what seems to be a pretty simple question and he goes nuts, grabbing at you and demanding to know who you are … don’t answer him. Why not answer? This guy is showing aggressive behavior and has enough power -- since we gave it to them -- to make your life miserable for years to come. I don’t blame the guy for not answering. Without further comment, I give you Rep. Bob “Who are You” Etheridge (D-N.C.).
  • Dem Congressman Attacks a high School Kid!

    Video of Democrat Congressman Bob Etheridge attacking a student attempting to conduct an interview on the streets of Washington DC.
  • Lake(County, FL) student dies after choking on hot dog

    06/07/2010 10:10:41 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 21 replies · 62+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | June 7, 2010 | Anthony Colarossi
    An East Ridge Middle School student died after choking on a hot dog Friday at the school, according to a Lake County Sheriff's Office incident report released today. A deputy responding to the scene during the middle of the day Friday said attempts were made to give the teen "rescue breaths," but those efforts were unsuccessful. "I observed EMS personnel attempting to remove several large obstructions (hot dog material) deep in the patient's throat," the deputy noted in the report. EMS workers eventually "established a partial airway" and appeared to stabilize the patient before taking him to South Lake Hospital,...
  • Video of Teacher Beating 13 Year Old in Classroom

    06/02/2010 4:10:55 PM PDT · by OneVike · 23 replies · 657+ views
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 6/2/10 | Chuck Wolk
    I have always said that we need to bring some sort of discipline back into the classroom, but this is taking it a bit too far. I still have no idea what the kid did, but still come on this teacher is way out of control. This was filmed by a fellow student by cell phone Follow this link to see, Video of Teacher Beating 13 Year Old in Classroom.
  • Placing Blame as Students Are Buried in Debt

    06/01/2010 4:44:02 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 103 replies · 1,639+ views
    New York Times via Yahoo News ^ | 06/01/10 | Ron Lieber
    Like many middle-class families, Cortney Munna and her mother began the college selection process with a grim determination. They would do whatever they could to get Cortney into the best possible college, and they maintained a blind faith that the investment would be worth it. Today, however, Ms. Munna, a 26-year-old graduate of New York University, has nearly $100,000 in student loan debt from her four years in college, and affording the full monthly payments would be a struggle. For much of the time since her 2005 graduation, she's been enrolled in night school, which allows her to defer loan...
  • Atwater pleads guilty in state court to Carson murder

    05/24/2010 7:52:15 PM PDT · by clawhammer · 10 replies · 518+ views
    HILLSBOROUGH -- Demario James Atwater pleaded guilty this afternoon to murdering, kidnapping and robbing Eve Carson, the admired 2008 UNC-Chapel Hill student body president. The 23-year-old Durham man, dressed in a blue shirt and khaki pants, entered his plea in an Orange County Superior Court courtroom as Carson's family watched quietly in the front row.
  • Pakistani Man Found with Explosives on Hands at U.S. Embassy in Chile

    05/11/2010 4:13:11 PM PDT · by pissant · 16 replies · 404+ views
    ABC ^ | 5/11/10 | Pierre Thomas
    A Pakistani man was detained at the U.S. Embassy in Chile yesterday after field tests detected explosive residue on his hands and personal items, the State Department said today. A U.S. official tells ABC News the man had been recently added to a U.S. terror watch list, and as a result his U.S. visa was in the process of being revoked. In accordance with U.S. law, the man had been notified of the intention to revoke his U.S. visa and he was at the embassy to discuss the matter.
  • Muslim College Student Admits Being In Favor Of Genocide Against Jews (VIDEO)

    05/12/2010 6:19:27 PM PDT · by Publius772000 · 18 replies · 478+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 05/12/10 | Michael Naragon
    Months ago, I helped popularize a now-infamous video of Hank Johnson fearing the capsizing of Guam. I simply said, “Wow.” This video brings out the same reaction from me, but for entirely different reasons. This clip should be publicized and passed around to as many of your friends and neighbors as possible, citizens of the Republic. Or at least to those who would like to see the face of the enemy. The site: The University of California-Davis. The situation: A question-and-answer session with David Horowitz, conservative activist and author of Unholy Alliance, an examination of the links between Islam and...
  • Permian Student-Athlete Identified as Imposter

    05/12/2010 5:44:47 AM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 26 replies · 908+ views
    CBS 7 News ^ | May 11, 2010 | Eddie Garcia
    Odessa, TX - A 22-year-old man claiming to be 16 years old is busted after enrolling as a student in ECISD for more than a year. For more than a year, he successfully convinced school officials, students - even law enforcement that he was 16-year-old Jerry Joseph, an immigrant from Haiti. He flew under the radar in plain sight as a basketball star; even being featured in a news story after the devastating Haiti earthquake. His coach, Danny Wright had sympathy and took him into his own home. Two weeks ago rumors begin to circulate that Joseph may be older...
  • British Student Gang Attacks Deputy Ambassador

    04/29/2010 11:13:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 968+ views
    inn ^ | 4/29/10 | Maayana Miskin
    Talia Lador-Fresher, Israel's Deputy Ambassador in Britain, was attacked Wednesday night by an angry mob of students following a speech at the University of Manchester. Many of the students who attacked Lador had apparently not listened to her speech, but rather had remained outside the hall waiting for her to exit. Lador's speech, on Middle East politics, had previously been delayed for two months due to security concerns. She spoke Wednesday after university officials guaranteed her safety.
  • University's Expulsion of Honor Student Brings Lawsuit

    04/26/2010 8:55:44 AM PDT · by alleyesonCHRIST · 98 replies · 1,805+ views
    alleyesonCHRIST ^ | 4/26/2010 | Charles C. Matthews
    Eastern Michigan University (EMU) has a fight on its hands, and well it should, after expelling a masters student with a 3.91 GPA because she refused to accept a client whose issue concerned a homosexual relationship. Julea Ward a Christian student in the EMU counseling program had previously informed her supervisor that she would not counsel said client in affirmation of his homosexual relationship due to her religious convictions.
  • Sallie Mae to lay off 2,500 as federal government bans private student loans

    04/22/2010 10:44:42 AM PDT · by Steve495 · 23 replies · 679+ views
    Radio Vice Online ^ | April 22, 2010 | Steve McGough
    Democrats in Congress don’t like middlemen; at least they don’t like middlemen in the private sector. The Obama administration and Democrats – exclusively – banned private banks and financial institutions from the student loan business, and 2,500 employees at Sallie Mae will loose their jobs. Read the full story to learn more about Sallie Mae and how it went from a government sponsored entity (GSE) like Freddie and Fannie, to a private corporation, to a target of the Obama administration.
  • Guilty plea in death of UNC Student President

    04/20/2010 5:24:25 AM PDT · by clawhammer · 47 replies · 1,210+ views
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | 04/19/2010 | Mike Baker
    RALEIGH, N.C.—The man accused of killing a University of North Carolina student body president found shot to death in the middle of a street two years ago pleaded guilty Monday to federal crimes, avoiding the death penalty. Demario Atwater, 23, pleaded guilty to several charges, including carjacking resulting in death and kidnapping. Prosecutors agreed to drop their plan to pursue the death penalty and Atwater agreed to a life sentence.
  • How Does Obama's Health Care Bill Affect Your Student Aid? (HC and Education Reconciliation Act)

    04/03/2010 8:45:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 869+ views
    MTV ^ | 3/30/10 | Alexandria Bradshaw
    How Does Obama's Health Care Bill Affect Your Student Aid?Federal loans and grants for college change when the bill becomes a law on Tuesday. By Alexandria Bradshaw Mar 30 2010 2:16 PM EDT President Obama signed the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act on Tuesday morning (March 30), after the bill passed in the House last Thursday. Setting aside the complicated health care reform the law tackles, the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (SAFRA) included within it is intended to make paying for and completing college more feasible. According to the White House, SAFRA is expected to save taxpayers...
  • Obama’s Student Loan Takeover Adds $52 Billion to Deficit According to 'Fair Value' Accounting

    04/01/2010 12:36:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 423+ views
    cns news ^ | 3/31/10 | Edwin Mora
    ( -- The student loan overhaul legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama on Tuesday could add $52 billion to the deficit between 2010 and 2020 when the cost of the market risks and administrative expenses of the loans are taken into consideration, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported.
  • One Education Under Obama

    03/26/2010 5:05:45 PM PDT · by Ghblog · 4 replies · 245+ views ^ | 3/24/10 | ghblog
    ...Now the federal government will essentially decide who can go to college and who cannot. How long before official nationwide affirmative action quotas are created? What kind of programs and classes will colleges be required to offer? How long will it take for universities to make a social justice class part of everyone’s core curicuulum? Most universities are nearly there anyway with far left-leaning professors and administrators...
  • University of Chicago Censors Students Online

    03/24/2010 12:08:26 PM PDT · by TexCon · 4 replies · 353+ views
    FIRE Online ^ | March 24th, 2010 | Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
    CHICAGO, March 24, 2010—For the second time in two years, the University of Chicago has censored a student's post on a private Facebook page. Undergraduate Joseph "Tex" Dozier posted a joke that he had had a dream about assassinating University of Chicago professor John Mearsheimer "for a secret Israeli organization." Mearsheimer is co-author of the controversial book The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy. This post prompted an investigator from the university's police department to question Dozier about his political views, suggest that he would investigate Dozier's comments on his university radio show, and demand that Dozier remove the post...
  • Why make government the prime source for student loans?

    03/07/2010 9:04:35 AM PST · by DoctorBulldog · 25 replies · 205+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 7 MAR 10 | By Lamar Alexander
    [...] Here is what they haven't told us: The Education Department will borrow money at 2.8 percent from the Treasury, lend it to you at 6.8 percent and spend the difference on new programs. So you'll work longer to pay off your student loan to help pay for someone else's education -- and to help your U.S. representative's reelection. [...]
  • Patriot Academy Student-Soldiers Earn Diplomas

    03/19/2010 4:56:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 591+ views
    MUSCATATUCK URBAN TRAINING CENTER, Ind., March 19, 2010 – Patriot Academy, the military’s first accredited high school, graduated its first class here yesterday. Army Pfc. Scott Wayne proudly holds his newly earned high school diploma with smiling family members at the Patriot Academy’s first graduation ceremony at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Ind., March 18, 2010. Wayne decided to join the Patriot Academy to earn his diploma and serve his country. The Patriot Academy is the U.S. military’s first accredited high school. U.S. Army photo by John Crosby  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The program provides troubled...
  • Public Option for Student Loans…Part Two

    03/11/2010 10:12:09 AM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies · 156+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-09-10 | Skye
    You can read my initial report of this under reported spending scheme HEREThe democrats are continuing to quietly attach another nationalization program to the corpulent national healthcare scheme. This silent scheme would replace private student loan lending institutions in favor of direct government financed (read taxpayer financed) student loans. The Hill reports thousands of jobs would be lost in this pursuit: But the student loan industry estimates that nearly 35,000 jobs would be lost if the federal government lent directly to students and only let private companies service the loans. Just what we need are more college graduates unable to...
  • April 20 trial date set in Palin hacking case

    03/10/2010 4:07:34 PM PST · by TennesseeGirl · 10 replies · 453+ views
    WVLT ^ | 03/10/10 | AP via WVLT
    <p>KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A federal judge has scheduled an April 20 trial for a University of Tennessee student accused of hacking the personal e-mail of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.</p>
  • Did South Bay teacher Carmina Erica Lopez molest a student who was also her godson?

    01/26/2010 8:57:43 AM PST · by RGirard · 19 replies · 1,418+ views ^ | Jan. 26, 2009 | Réne Girard
    On Monday, January 25th, it took a jury in Chula Vista, CA four hours of deliberation to reach a verdict on the strange sexual saga of abuse between 33 yr. old South Bay teacher Carmina Erica Lopez and her now 16 yr. old godson Christopher who at one time was also her student. The jury found the defendent, Ms. Lopez, not guilty ...
  • 'A living nightmare': The four American students still missing after Haiti earthquake

    01/21/2010 12:02:13 PM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies · 1,764+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | December 21, 2010 | Staff
    The parents of four students still missing in Haiti more than a week after the earthquake are urging the U.S. government to intervene. ................................................. 'The United States of America needs to get to the Hotel Montana and get our children - now!’ John Gianacaci, of New Jersey, whose daughter, Christine, is one of the missing students, said: 'This is the United States of America. They perform miracles all across the world ... Where's our miracle?' Seven search and rescue teams, including emergency workers from Miami-Dade county, have been desperately combing through the rubble since last Wednesday. Forrest Masters, who is...
  • Obama to Nationalize Student Lending with Pending Budget Bill

    01/20/2010 9:52:02 AM PST · by TLI · 21 replies · 1,362+ views ^ | January 20, 2010 | Matt Cover
    ( – A bill currently before the Senate would empower the Obama administration to nationalize the student lending industry, eliminating the federally subsidized private loans millions of university students rely on to finance their educations. The Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act – currently being considered by the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee – would eliminate the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) program. FFEL loans are federally subsidized and make up approximately 80 percent of the student lending industry.
  • NRA backs expelled student's appeal

    01/11/2010 6:07:36 PM PST · by greatdefender · 21 replies · 1,127+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Monday, Jan. 11, 2010 | Hudson Sangree
    A teenager expelled from his Glenn County high school for having shotguns in his vehicle, which was parked off campus, will challenge his expulsion this week. Gary Tudesko, 16, was expelled from Willows High School in November after a dog detected the guns in his pickup truck on Oct. 26, according to a news release by the National Rifle Association. Tudesko told school officials he'd gone on an early morning duck-hunting trip before school that morning and believed the guns would not be a problem if he parked off campus. Willows is a town of 6,000 surrounded by ranching areas...