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  • Confederation of Iranian Students statement on UK embassy attack

    11/30/2011 4:56:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Israel matzav ^ | 11/30/11 | Carl In Jerusalem
    I received via email the following statement from the Confederation of Iranian Students and the Iranian Freedom Institute regarding the Basij-led attack (that's what they're calling it - the Iranians are calling the attackers 'students') on the British embassy in Tehran on Tuesday. As the U.S. and its European allies begin to impose effective sanctions on the Islamic Republic, the western democracies should anticipate that the regime will initiate more of these fully-authorized, staged incidents under the guise of a student movement. The so-called students, of course, are plain-clothed basiji following orders from the regime. Even Moussa Ghornani, a member...
  • Students occupy UCSC academic building overnight, plan next steps (Chancellor denies free speech?)

    11/29/2011 1:09:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    KIONrightnow ^ | 11/29/11 | Matt de Nesnera
    Students occupy UCSC academic building overnight, plan next stepsUpdated: Nov 29, 2011 2:29 PM EST By Matt de Nesnera SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- About 50 students spent the night sleeping in cubicles or on the floor of an academic building at the University of California Santa Cruz as part of a protest against rising tuition costs and university police, but they could be preparing to leave. Monday, students responded to a call from the Occupy University of California Davis movement for a strike across the 10-campus University of California system. Demonstrators prevented the roughly 100 staff members from entering the...
  • British embassy in Iran attacked by protesters

    11/29/2011 5:36:28 AM PST · by markomalley · 43 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/29/11 | Damien McElroy
    Iranian protesters broke into the British embassy compound in Tehran, tearing down the flag and looting a portrait of The Queen. British officials said they were urgently trying to establish whereabouts of staff and the scope of the threat unleashed by the breach. Iranian hardliners had called for a demonstration against the embassy yesterday after the country adopted a law requiring the regime to throw out the British ambassador. Reports from the scene said that security forces had failed to secure the site as dozens of students stormed the British Embassy, bringing down the union flag and throwing documents from...
  • Iranian students storm British Embassy in Tehran

    11/29/2011 4:49:48 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 27 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 8 mins ago
    TEHRAN,Iran (AP) — Dozens of hard-line Iranian students have stormed the British Embassy in Tehran, bringing down the British flag and throwing documents from windows. The students clashed with anti-riot police and chanted "the Embassy of Britain should be taken over" and "death to England." Tuesday's incident comes two days after Iranian parliament approved a bill that reduces diplomatic relations with Britain following London's support of recently upgraded U.S. sanctions on Tehran.
  • UC Students Protest Soaring Tuition As Regents Meet By Phone (Occupiers could turn violent)

    11/28/2011 10:31:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 11/28/11
    UC Students Protest Soaring Tution As Regents Meet By PhoneNovember 28, 2011 9:48 AM SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS/AP) – University of California students are protesting at four campuses where board members met by teleconference after worries about violence led to the cancellation of a previous meeting. Board members, university administrators and the public were attending Monday’s meeting at locations on the San Francisco-Mission Bay, Los Angeles, Davis, and Merced campuses. During the public comment period, students spoke out against recent police crackdowns on Occupy camps on the Davis and Berkeley campuses.
  • Yale's 'Nightlife' Class Brings Students to the Boom Boom Room for Field Trip

    11/24/2011 8:08:48 AM PST · by NYFreeper · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 24, 2011 | New York Post
    NEW YORK – A doctoral candidate in Yale University's American Studies Program is teaching a course in "nightlife culture" that includes DJ lecturers, a field trip to New York nightlife hot spots Le Bain and the Boom Boom Room and a discussion titled "Looks, Doors and Guest Lists: Getting Past the Velvet Rope."
  • U.S. college students arrested in Egypt freed (Muslim brotherhood frees Obama Youth..)

    11/24/2011 6:39:41 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/24/11 | Associated Press
    Egyptian officials say a court has ordered the release of three American students arrested this week during the unrest in Cairo. An Egyptian official said Thursday the three who attend the American University in Cairo were arrested on the roof of a university building near Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square where they were allegedly throwing firebombs at security forces fighting with protesters.
  • Wisconsin Teacher Reprimanded After Students Allowed to Protest Gov. Walker on Field Trip

    11/05/2011 5:21:41 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/05/2011
    According to FOX6, the Portage School District this week released a letter of reprimand which was put in the file of the teacher chaperoning the trip. The teacher said he was "embarrassed" by the incident but insisted he did nothing wrong, according to the report.
  • National test puts California students on bottom

    11/01/2011 6:48:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 65 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 11/1/11 | Sharon Noguchi
    On the nation's report card, California schools have advanced from failing to -- failing a teensy bit less. Despite posting minute gains this year, California students scored at nearly the bottom of the nation in reading and math, test results show. In reading, California performed worse than all other states and only outscored Washington, D.C. In math, state fourth-graders ranked above only D.C. and Mississippi; eighth-graders did a notch better, also outscoring Alabama. The National Assessment of Education Progress is administered every other year to a sampling of students across the country. It is the only nationally standardized test for...
  • WashPost: Obama’s student Loan Plan Isn’t So New

    10/26/2011 12:09:41 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 8 replies
    WashingtonPost ^ | 11-26-11 | Michelle Singletary
    I can’t help but feel that President Obama’s new student loan proposal could take its title from William Shakespeare’s comedy “Much Ado About Nothing.” Technically, on paper, the “Pay as You Earn” plan that the president began trumpeting Wednesday is new because he will authorize it through an executive order. But that authority is being used to expand an existing program. (SNIP) Let me put it another way so you are clear on who will benefit from this change. The president’s order does not affect borrowers who took on loans before 2008 and who do not take out a new...
  • Obama tells students: 'I need your voices'

    10/26/2011 11:48:00 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Wednesday, October 26, 2011 1:58 PM EDT | JIM KUHNHENN
    <p>DENVER (AP) — President Barack Obama urged thousands of enthusiastic college students Wednesday to make their voices heard, telling a boisterous crowd in Denver, "Young people, I need you guys involved."</p> <p>"I need you active, I need you communicating to Congress, I need you to get the word out," Obama said at the University of Colorado, Denver. "Tweet `em. They're all tweeting all over the place, you tweet `em back."</p>
  • "Obama seeking relief to student loan borrowers"

    10/26/2011 6:36:44 AM PDT · by TheDailyChange
    As Obama's re-election campaign is in full swing he is seeking to regain the "Wet Behind The Ears" in debt up to their as! cash-strapped college graduates. Really creating Jobs aren't you Obama, what a guy.
  • Obama to offer student loan relief

    10/25/2011 3:14:56 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 150 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 25, 2011 | KIMBERLY HEFLING
    The White House says President Barack Obama plans to offer millions of student loan borrowers the ability to lower their payments and consolidate their loans. Obama on Wednesday will use his executive authority to accelerate a measure passed by Congress that reduces the repayment cap on student loans from 15 percent of discretionary income to 10 percent. The White House wants it to go into effect in 2012, instead of 2014. About 1.6 million borrowers could be affected. Also, the 5.8 million borrowers who have loans from both the Family Education Loan Program and a direct loan from the government...
  • Teaching 1st grader to read, "sounding it out" not allowed?!

    10/25/2011 11:57:11 AM PDT · by Gennie · 118 replies
    me ^ | today | me
    I don't know if anyone has followed a few threads I have put up over the past few years about our school district having "issues". Anyway, our older son is now in first grade and has been bringing home a folder nightly with simple books to read, same as when our daughter was in first grade. I help him nightly to read the book, it takes about 5 minutes and he can essentially read them himself, but because he just graduated to a new level (where the books become harder), some of the words in the new books he cannot...
  • Statewide test results dismal for 11th-graders ( Illinois )

    10/20/2011 6:11:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Tribune ^ | October 20, 2011 | Diane Rado and Tara Malone
    About half of Illinois public high school students flunked state exams in reading, math and science this year, the worst performance in the history of the 11th-grade Prairie State Achievement Examination, statewide test results show. The record-low results, scheduled to be released Thursday, come after Illinois closed loopholes that kept academically weak juniors from taking the exams, a practice revealed in a 2009 Tribune analysis. Some local school officials attributed their declines in part to the larger testing pool that included less-prepared students. At the same time, grade schools posted the highest passing rate in a decade this year —...
  • College Has Been Oversold

    10/19/2011 5:32:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 113 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 19, 2011 | ALEX TABARROK
    Education is the key to the future: You've heard it a million times, and it's not wrong. Educated people have higher wages and lower unemployment rates, and better educated countries grow faster and innovate more than other countries. But going to college is not enough. You also have to study the right subjects. And American students are not studying the fields with the greatest economic potential. Over the past 25 years the total number of students in college has increased by about 50%. But the number of students graduating with degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (the so-called STEM...
  • Occupy Wall Street: Does anyone care about the anti-Semitism?

    10/18/2011 4:58:14 PM PDT · by SJackson · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10-18-11 | Jennifer Rubin
    In the millions of pixels devoted to the radical Occupy Wall Streeters, virtually nothing has been said about its anti-Semitic elements. The conservative Emergency Committee for Israel is out with an eye-popping ad: A growing number of Israelis and foreign Jewish groups are expressing concern over the anti-Semitic flavor of some of the “Occupy Wall St.” economic protests in the US. . . . In Los Angeles, California, protester Patricia McAllister, who identified herself as an employee of the Los Angeles Unified School District (we can only hope she is not an educator), had this to say: “I think that...
  • Israelis worried by anti-Semitic flavor of 'Occupy Wall St.' protests

    10/16/2011 5:03:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 83 replies
    Israel Today Magazine ^ | 10/16/11 | Ryan Jones
    A growing number of Israelis and foreign Jewish groups are expressing concern over the anti-Semitic flavor of some of the "Occupy Wall St." economic protests in the US. From the 13th century expulsion of Englands Jews to the 19th century Russian pogroms to the Nazi Holocaust, sour economic conditions have historically formed the backdrop of rising anti-Semitism.(snip) Israel's Yediot Ahronot newspaper called the anti-Semitic outbursts ''hard to watch,'' and an Israeli commenter said, ''It's just like pre-World War II Nazi Germany. You think blood libels can't happen in America?''
  • DPS (Texas) Warns Parents that Cartels Recruiting High School Students

    10/15/2011 12:15:04 PM PDT · by opentalk · 14 replies
    KRGV-TVCHANNEL 5 NEWS (TX) ^ | October 14, 2011 | KRGV
    AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety is warning parents about drug cartels recruiting Texas high school students. DPS officials say they caught a 12-year-old boy driving a stolen pickup truck containing more than 800 pounds of marijuana last week. Last month, two Texas teenagers were lured to Mexico where they were kidnapped, beaten, ransomed and released in a remote area along the Rio Grande River. In one Texas border county, more than 25 juveniles were arrested for drug trafficking within the past year. “Mexican cartels have corrupted nearly an entire generation of youth living in Northern Mexico and...
  • The People of Occupy Wall Street - like the people of Wal-Mart, only not as smart

    It began when a small group gathered on Wall Street to protest about the dire state of the U.S. economy. Almost a month later that crowd has swelled to several thousand people who have clashed with police sparking mass arrests. The protest, coined 'Occupy Wall Street', has inspired similar demonstrations across America and become fuel for the Republicans as the presidential race heats up. Many of the protesters are students, angry about the amount of money they owe for an education they say is now worthless because of widespread unemployment. But, as one American blog suggests, no one forced these...