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  • The Curse of Americaís Illogical School-Day Schedule

    09/20/2018 8:56:22 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 74 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 19, 2018 | Joe Pinsker
    The world does not revolve around you, teens are often told. Indeed it doesnít, as they are reminded every school-day morning when disabling their alarms. The average start time for public high schools, 7:59, requires teens to get up earlier than is ideal for their biological clocks, meaning many teens disrupt their natural sleep patterns every school day. The world, apparently, does not revolve around parents either. Their lives also tend to be mismatched with school-day schedules, which usually end a good two hours before the typical American workday does. As Kara Voght recently wrote in The Atlantic, that leaves...
  • Harvard requests its past history of anti-Semitism be ignored in Asian-American discrimination case

    09/20/2018 7:01:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    College Fix ^ | September 20, 2018 | Staff
    Harvard is trying to make sure that its past history of anti-Semitism isnít going to affect its present as it faces charges of discrimination against Asian applicants. The Harvard Crimson reported that Students for Fair Admissions, the group that filed an ongoing lawsuit alleging Harvard discriminates against Asian-American applicants, intended to bring at least 12 exhibits ďrelated to past anti-Semitic discrimination at Harvard.Ē
  • Hardly anyone majors in English anymore. Scholars debate why.

    09/20/2018 7:00:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 81 replies
    College Fix ^ | September 20, 2018 | Staff
    The English major is shrinking at an alarming rate. This according to a recently published report by the Association of Departments of English. The report, published in July, states that approximately two-thirds of English departments that responded to a survey reported either a decline or sharp decline in the number of undergraduate English majors.
  • The 6th Amendment's Confrontation Clause Kavanaugh - VS Ford

    09/19/2018 9:49:26 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 20 replies ^ | 1789 (rev. 1992) | Constitution
    The 6th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution sets out many rights for defendants during a criminal prosecution, including the right of the accused to confront their accusers. The relevant text of the Confrontation Clause of the 6th Amendment reads as follows: In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to be confronted with the witnesses against him. The 14th Amendment has made the 6th Amendment's right to confrontation applicable to state court as well as federal court. The confrontation clause guarantees criminal defendants the opportunity to face the prosecution's witnesses in the case against them and dispute the...
  • Humane restaurant in mean to get lobsters high on marijuana smoke before killing

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine (AP) ó These lobsters are going to pot in more ways than one. A Maine lobster pound is banking on using marijuana to try to make cooking the crustaceans a little more humane. The business, Charlotte's Legendary Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor, is owned by a registered medical marijuana caregiver.
  • El Paso Gunsmith

    09/18/2018 8:18:50 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 20 replies ^ | March 8th 2018 | Do not know
    Just watch....
  • Why college students donít vote absentee? They donít know where to buy a postage stamp

    09/18/2018 10:13:39 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 35 replies
    WTOP ^ | 08/18/18 | Max Smith
    Vote or die.Ē Unless, itís too hard to find a stamp. A Fairfax County focus group this summer found many college students who have gotten an absentee ballot simply fail to send it back because a U.S. Postal Service stamp seems to be a foreign concept to them. ďOne thing that came up, which I had heard from my own kids but I thought they were just nerdy, was that the students will go through the process of applying for a mail-in absentee ballot, they will fill out the ballot, and then, they donít know where to get stamps,Ē Lisa...
  • I just had something interesting happen to e on Facebook.

    09/18/2018 12:21:04 AM PDT · by Jonty30 · 67 replies
    I was a Facebook friend of Desmond Ford. To those who are not familiar with him, he was disfellowshipped from the SDA church his disagreeing with the Sanctuary doctrine. The church believes that Christ separately went into the temple in Heaven to individually declare us saved or unsaved. His position something along the lines of that happening at the cross, which I agree with. The whole Jewish system of sacrifice, laid out step by step, was all done at once at the Cross. So, anyways back to my interesting event. We were discussing the ordination of wonen, of which I'm...
  • Flashback: Reporting vague dramatic high school stories was a thing back in 2012

    09/17/2018 3:23:34 AM PDT · by Sertorius · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 11, 2012 | Jason Horowitz
    A few days later, Friedemann entered Stevens Hall off the schoolís collegiate quad to find Romney marching out of his own room ahead of a prep school posse shouting about their plan to cut Lauberís hair. Friedemann followed them to a nearby room where they came upon Lauber, tackled him and pinned him to the ground. As Lauber, his eyes filling with tears, screamed for help, Romney repeatedly clipped his hair with a pair of scissors.
  • Texas State Board of Education airs plan to remove Hillary Clinton from social studies curriculum

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

    09/16/2018 4:57:15 PM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 16 Sep 2018 | Staff
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian archaeologists draining water from a temple in the southern city of Aswan have uncovered a sandstone sphinx likely dating to the Ptolemaic era, the antiquities ministry said on Sunday.
  • Carranza says schools arenít serving black and Latino students

    09/16/2018 8:32:17 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 15, 2018 | Susan Edelman
    Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza delivered a fiery speech at Saturdayís weekly gathering at the Rev. Al Sharptonís National Action Network, saying, ďIf you look at every indicator of a healthy school system,Ē New Yorkís ďblack and Latino students are not being served.Ē
  • Texas moves to remove Hillary Clinton from social studies curriculum. Really.

    09/15/2018 7:18:48 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    Washingon Post ^ | 9/15/2018 | Valerie Strauss
    The Texas Board of Education ó known for a long line of controversies about what students should and shouldnít learn in social studies ó has taken a step to remove Hillary Clinton from the curriculum. Really. The Dallas Morning News reported that on Friday, the board, in a preliminary vote, agreed to remove a number of historical figures, with Clinton and Helen Keller among them, in a ďstreamliningĒ effort to update the social studies curriculum standards for grades K-12. A final vote will be in November. (snip) Why did the board vote to toss Clinton ó the first female presidential...
  • Principal gave bullied kids a way to wash clothes at school, now Ellen gave him $50K

    09/15/2018 8:11:22 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 55 replies Advanced Media ^ | September 14, 2018
    Akbar Cook, principal of West Side High School in Newark, sat across from Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show Friday, and couldnít believe he was there. ďIím just so happy, Iím so nervous that Iím on the Ellen Show," he said, smiling, his hands fidgeting. ďThis is amazing. Wow." Itís understandable, Cook. Sheís big, but you have done something special to earn the right to be there, too. I wrote a column about Cook last month because he had washing machines installed at his school this summer to deter bullying and embarrassment for his students, who didnít want anyone to...
  • Forth Worth ISD Benbrook middle/High School went into lockdown a few minutes ago

    09/14/2018 7:49:39 AM PDT · by eastexsteve · 20 replies
    Don't know what the problem is. The wife just called me. She works there.
  • The implementation of government socialism plainly explained

    09/14/2018 3:55:52 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 9 replies ^ | Jul 29, 2012 | JAGER PRO
    Socialim Simply Explained VIDEO
  • Spanish PM denies plagiarism as degree scandal deepens

    09/13/2018 12:34:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies ^ | 13 September 2018 14:04 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Spanish Prime Minister Pedro SŠnchez on Thursday denied allegations he plagiarized his doctoral thesis as he battles a raft of problems in a week that has seen him lose his health minister over similar reports of academic irregularities. ďThe information appearing in certain media claiming the existence of plagiarism in my doctoral thesis is absolutely FALSE,Ē Socialist SŠnchez tweeted just two days after Carmen Montůn quit as health minister amid reports of irregularities in how she obtained her degree. Spanish media said Montůn had been awarded grades without attending classes and that her final project contained plagiarized passages ó charges...
  • Assad's curriculum: Hating Israel, ignoring Holocaust

    09/13/2018 12:08:04 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Ynet Israel | 07.12.18 | Daniel Salami
    Syrian school textbooks repeatedly accuse Israel of stealing lands in order to "fabricate Arab-Syrian history", and make no mention of Hezbollah or the Holocaust, according to a new study that provides information about school curriculum in Syria in the wake of the Syrian civil war. Marcus Sheff, commented on the textbook: "While Syrian children witness the civil war raging around them, their textbooks give no explanation for this war. There is no hope that Syria will moderate its traditional Ba'athist hostility towards Israel even after the end of this terrible civil war." One of the most serious accusations against Israel,...
  • Montclair School District Rolls Out 'All-Gender Restrooms' (New Jersey)

    09/13/2018 5:48:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    Patch ^ | Sept. 12, 2018 | Eric Kiefer
    MONTCLAIR, NJ ó The Montclair Public School District is rolling out a new initiative this year: "all-gender restrooms" in each building. Superintendent Kendra Johnson alerted local parents and guardians about the restroom changes as part of a "Welcome Back" letter sent at the beginning of the school year. According to Johnson, 2018-19 will be the first year that the district has at least one "all-gender" restroom in each school building.
  • An interesting perspective from Chicago radio

    09/13/2018 4:11:27 AM PDT · by proud American in Canada · 20 replies
    WIND Chicago, The Morning Answer | Myself
    Hi, I grew up in Chicago and thanks to the internet, I listen to Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson every morning, Chicago's Morning Answer. Dan went to the same school I did, I think, Northwesern. Anyway, he just made a great comment: read some books. History, economics, etc. In other words, don't ever stop educating yourself. The brain is like the body...use it or lose it. ūüėĀ Just thought his comment was worth menntioning.