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  • Coronavirus: Universities fear fall in lucrative overseas students

    05/21/2020 3:16:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 21, 2020 | By Jonty Bloom
    Which sector of the economy do you think is being hardest hit by the coronavirus - construction, retail, transport or catering? Well, you are all wrong, and need to do some more homework. The answer is - education. Many people probably don't even think of education as part of the economy. The groves of academe are surely above such sordid considerations as money and finance? Not a bit of it. Money is the lifeblood of education - endowments from wealthy alumni, catering and accommodation fees, conference facilities, and the biggest of the lot - attracting lots of fee-paying students every...
  • President Donald J. Trump Is Working To Protect Students From Sexual Misconduct And Restore Fairness And Due Process To Our Campuses

    05/06/2020 1:28:14 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies ^ | May 6, 2020 | White House
    TAKING HISTORIC ACTION: President Donald J. Trump is ensuring that all students are safe to learn and achieve without facing sexual harassment and sexual assault in our Nation’s schools. Today, the Department of Education is issuing a final regulation to strengthen Title IX protections for survivors of sexual misconduct and fight sex misconduct in schools.For the first time in history, the new regulation will codify that sexual harassment, including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, is prohibited under Title IX.This new regulation will hold schools accountable for failures to respond equitably and promptly to incidents of sexual...
  • Fixing College Corruption

    04/15/2020 4:04:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | Apri 15, 2020 | Walter E. Williams
    America's colleges are rife with corruption. The financial squeeze resulting from COVID-19 offers opportunities for a bit of remediation. Let's first examine what might be the root of academic corruption, suggested by the title of a recent study, "Academic Grievance Studies and the Corruption of Scholarship." The study was done by Areo, an opinion and analysis digital magazine. By the way, Areo is short for Areopagitica, a speech delivered by John Milton in defense of free speech. Authors Helen Pluckrose, James A. Lindsay and Peter Boghossian say that something has gone drastically wrong in academia, especially within certain fields within...
  • How Does the Chinese Communist Party Monitor their 350,000 Students in America?

    04/05/2020 2:22:54 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 35 replies
    Freep | 04-05-2020 | CharlesOconnell
    (Article profusely illustrated, with movie links.) The mass of the Chinese people are held in thrall by an efficient system of hourly checks unimagined by George Orwell in 1984. But how does the CCP monitor their foreign-agent students in the U.S.? Saddam Hussein's state security engaged about 60% of the populace spying on the other 40% and each other, high-quality human intelligence unable to be easily worked-around like electronic intelligence, but also so high-maintenance it must have been a drag on the economy. China's reliance on public, closed-circuit cctv and regular cell-phone loyalty check apps could have once been beaten,...
  • UC Tells Students ‘Do Not’ Say ‘Chinese Virus' And 'Do Not Allow' Others To Say It Either

    04/01/2020 6:37:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 91 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 03/28/20 | Arik Schneider
    The University of California system has issued a set of guidelines directing students and employees how to speak about the coronavirus from Wuhan, China.The document directly tells students what names they should use for the virus.One student responded by pointing out that “The Chinese government has actively contributed to the spread of this deadly virus." The Council of Chief Diversity Officers at the University of California released a “guidance document” to announce “supportive positive and inclusive campus climates during the COVID-19 crisis.” The list begins by telling students to “reject racism, sexism, xenophobia and all hateful or intolerant speech, both...
  • Woman Invokes Satan After Arguing with Polite Pro-Life Students

    03/11/2020 2:19:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    Western Journal ^ | March 10, 2020 | Natalie Morrison
    The pro-life movement is often criticized for supposedly imposing religious views on others. However, those in favor of abortion sometimes express devotion to a much darker aspect of spirituality. On Saturday, members of Students for Life, a pro-life group based in Virginia, had a sinister encounter with an abortion supporter. According to Kristan Hawkins, the group’s president, members of the Students for Life chapter at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, Washington, were gathered to pray peacefully outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic when they were antagonized by pro-abortion advocates. Top videos 1/5 GOP Group Angry That This Rep. Is Running...
  • MAGA hats at center of middle school controversy

    03/02/2020 7:38:14 PM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Fox5DC ^ | 2 March, 2020 | Staff
    No transcript. Fox staff talks directly to students and one father.
  • Coronavirus CDC in NYS (6 cases)

    02/16/2020 3:17:04 PM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 52 replies
    Youtube ^ | 02/16/2020 | Paul Cottrell
    Video phone interview by trusted MD.
  • Greta Thunberg apologizes after saying politicians should be put 'against the wall'

    12/14/2019 6:59:34 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 172 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 14 2019 | Marina Pitofsky
    Greta Thunberg apologized Saturday after saying that politicians should be put "against the wall” after some critics alleged that the teen climate activist was advocating for violence against officials. “Yesterday I said we must hold our leaders accountable and unfortunately said “put them against the wall”. That’s Swenglish: “att ställa nĺgon mot väggen” (to put someone against the wall) means to hold someone accountable,” Thunberg tweeted. “That’s what happens when you improvise speeches in a second language. But of course I apologise if anyone misunderstood this. I can not enough express the fact that I - as well as the...
  • Aspen area elementary schools show low reading proficiency ( Common Core )

    12/10/2019 6:25:18 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    Aspen Daily News ^ | Dec 9, 2019 | Megan Tackett
    It’s a jarring statistic, so much so that it became a talking point among Aspen school board candidates in the runup to the most recent election: At Aspen Elementary School, a mere 41 percent of students were deemed proficient in reading against the state’s standards. “I think this should be an all-hands-on-deck solution now. I suspect there are curriculum alignment issues: it’s not one teacher; it’s not one kid; it’s not one bad day,” newly elected Katy Frisch said during a school board candidate forum in October. “It’s completely unacceptable.” Johnathan Nickell, who won the other open board seat in...
  • Sen. Paul offering bill to combat student loan debt

    12/03/2019 11:12:04 PM PST · by Farcesensitive · 49 replies
    Associated Press via YAHOO ^ | December 3, 2019 | BRUCE SCHREINER
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul wants to combat the rising debt load engulfing college students by allowing families to use their retirement savings to pay off their loans. The Kentucky Republican introduced federal legislation late Monday that would allow students to dip into retirement accounts to help pay for college or make monthly debt payments. Under his bill, individuals could to take up to $5,250 — tax and penalty free — from their 401(k) or IRA each year, and their parents could divert thousands more. Americans collectively owe about $1.5 trillion in student loans — more than twice the total of...
  • Georgia Clark, teacher who asked Trump to deport ‘illegal’ students, wins job back

    11/26/2019 5:59:57 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    n y post ^ | 11/26/2019 | Josgua Rhett Miller
    Clark, whose Twitter account has since been deleted, is now entitled to return to the classroom with back pay and employment benefits or district officials can fork over one year’s salary. The teacher was fired in June after seeking assistance from Trump in a barrage of tweets that she said she thought were private messages to the commander-in-chief, Clark later told a district investigator. “Mr. President, Fort Worth Independent School District is loaded with illegal students from Mexico,” one message sent on May 17 read. “Carter-Riverside High School has been taken over by them.” In another tweet, Clark said her...
  • Victoria’s Secret

    11/22/2019 4:28:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | November 22, 2019 | Mike Adams
    Victoria (last name withheld) is a senior at UNC-Wilmington where I have taught for 26 years. She is also an adult who exercised her First Amendment right to criticize me by name in a large online public forum. Unfortunately, some people who read her social media post incorrectly concluded that she had engaged in defamatory speech, which is not protected by the First Amendment. I disagree and write today in defense of her free speech rights. In order to establish appropriate context, I have reprinted her post below: "Hey guys, I’m working with an anonymous professor on campus to create...
  • Liberal Policy Failures Are the Reason for Socialism’s New Appeal

    11/07/2019 4:09:12 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 7, 2019 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Multiple forms of socialism, from hard Stalinism to European redistribution, continue to fail. Russia and China are still struggling with the legacy of genocidal communism. Eastern Europe still suffers after decades of Soviet-imposed socialist chaos. Cuba, Nicaragua, North Korea, and Venezuela are unfree, poor, and failed states. Baathism—a synonym for pan-Arabic socialism—ruined the postwar Middle East. The soft-socialist European Union countries are stagnant and mostly dependent on the U.S. military for their protection. In contrast, current American deregulation, tax cuts, and incentives, and record energy production have given the United States the strongest economy in the world. So why, then,...
  • Students Are Demanding MIT Fire a Professor Who Visited Epstein in Prison

    11/06/2019 2:22:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Vice ^ | 11/06/19 | Lauren Kaori Gurley
    A group of students is demanding that MIT fire Seth Lloyd, an undergraduate mechanical engineering professor who visited Jeffrey Epstein in prison. In late August, MIT admitted that the university had accepted roughly $800,000 from Epstein, and that all of those gifts either went to the MIT Media Lab, or Lloyd. Eleanor Graham, a fourth-year physics major at MIT, said she faced a tough decision when she received her class schedule this semester. She had enrolled in the only quantum computing class that MIT offers to find out that Lloyd, who had been in the news for accepting funds from...
  • What I Learned About the Transgender Politics Injected Into This Affluent County’s Schools

    11/04/2019 9:01:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 3, 2019 | Cathy Ruse
    I live in Fairfax County, Virginia, which has the 10th-largest public school district in the nation, but I never focused on our public schools. My kids go to Catholic schools, and that was the center of our universe. I never focused, that is, until I heard that the Fairfax County School Board voted to let boys into the girls’ bathrooms. The vote was 10-1. Was there only one sane person on the Fairfax County School Board? I had to find out. So I began attending school board meetings. And there I saw moms and dads begging the school board to...
  • Conservative Student Group denied by Drake University Student Senate

    11/01/2019 1:42:16 PM PDT · by Army ret QM · 7 replies
    KCCI Des Moines ^ | 1 Nov 19 | Army ret QM
    DES MOINES, Iowa — A student organization at Drake University is crying foul after the Student Senate voted 12-6 to deny Turning Point USA as an official Student group. The vote to deny the conservative group was held Thursday night in a closed-door session. Advertisement Drake officials said the Student Senate has full authority to review and approve or decline student organizations, as part of the campus-wide shared governance model at Drake, and independent of the University’s administration. John Altendorf is the Co-President of Drake College Republicans. He says the Student Senate recently accepted Drake Comrades, a “leftist” student organization....
  • College Kowtows to Students Saying ‘Free Speech Harms’

    07/22/2019 4:47:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 19, 2019 | Jonathan Butcher
    It became known as “The Bloody Morning Scout.” In 1755, Ephraim Williams Jr. led colonial forces and some 200 Mohawk allies into battle against French and Indian troops near Lake George, New York. But Williams marched into a deadly ambush. He was killed in the fight, and his troops were driven back, suffering tremendous losses. But history records that those under his command fought bravely and made “a very handsome retreat.” Today, the college that bears Williams’ name has been ambushed by its own students, and school officials have beaten a hasty and inglorious retreat. At Williams College in Massachusetts,...
  • Colorado Public School Forces Girls To Follow Islamic Dress Code On Field Trip To a Mosque

    07/18/2019 5:53:06 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 86 replies
    A school locale in Colorado is going under the fierceness of the network for telling school young ladies that they may need to submit to sharia-consistent standards with respect to covering their heads and lower legs on a field trek to a Muslim mosque. As indicated by WND, Douglas County School District affirmed that such Islamic law will be upheld on the excursion. Rough Heights Middle School (RHMS) Principal Mike Loitz on KNUS 710 radio and was met about the excursion. Subside Boyles of KNUS provided details regarding the standards the educational system issued to understudies so as to advise...
  • ‘We want more Chinese students’: Donald Trump says US looking for ways to keep scholars in country

    06/29/2019 7:52:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 06/29/2019 | Laura Zhou
    US President Donald Trump said he wanted more Chinese students to go to the United States as concern grows about Chinese scholars in American academia. “We want to have Chinese students [go] to our great schools and great universities. They are great students and tremendous assets,” Trump said on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on Saturday. Trump said “someone” had said it was harder for Chinese students to go to the US under his immigration policy. “If it were, that somebody viewed it that way, I don’t,” Trump said, adding that students from China...