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  • Who is Karl Marx [PragerU Video]

    09/24/2018 6:42:51 AM PDT · by Boomer · 11 replies
    PragerU ^ | 9/24/2018 | PragerU-Paul Kengor
    When writing The Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx thought he was providing a road to utopia, but everywhere his ideas were tried, they resulted in catastrophe and mass murder. In this video, Paul Kengor, Professor of Political Science at Grove City College, illuminates the life of the mild-mannered 19th Century German whose ideas led to the rise of some of the most brutal dictators in world history.
  • City may have to pay out $1.7B over biased teaching exam

    09/23/2018 10:29:56 AM PDT · by dennisw · 20 replies
    NY POST ^ | 9 4 20119 | S Algar
    Taxpayers shelled out $98 million over a discriminatory FDNY screening test just four years ago — but that’s pocket change compared to the $1.7 billion the city may now have to pay out over a biased teaching exam, The Post has learned. Legal papers quietly filed over the summer reveal that a court-appointed special master has recommended paying a total of $91.6 million in damages to just 219 of the plaintiffs in a long-running class-action suit against the former Board of Education — now the Department of Education — over a racially biased certification exam. Approximately 4,000 people are eligible...
  • College professors allegedly sold drugs, ‘pimped’ out students

    09/23/2018 10:57:20 AM PDT · by OddLane · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 22, 2018 | Sara Dorn and Melissa Klein
    Veteran professors at the Manhattan school renowned for training future crime-fighters ran a lawless den of depravity called “the swamp,” where they allegedly used and sold drugs, and “pimped” out and sexually preyed on students, according to two women at the center of a widening scandal at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The shocking allegations are now under criminal probe by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and the state Inspector General, The Post has learned. After the paper first revealed two weeks ago that formal sex-harassment complaints against four professors were being probed by the taxpayer-funded CUNY school,...
  • FACT CHECK: Have Assault Weapons Been Used In ‘Hundreds’ Of School Shootings?

    09/21/2018 10:35:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    checkyourfact.com ^ | 9/21/2018 | Brad Sylvester
    Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein claimed on Sept. 5 that assault weapons have been used in “hundreds” of school shootings. Verdict: False Assault weapons are not typically used in school shootings. The exact number of incidents depends upon how school shootings are defined, but a review by The Daily Caller News Foundation shows that rifles were used in up to 32 school shootings in recent decades. The majority of incidents involve handguns.
  • THE SHAME OF OUR SCHOOLS

    09/21/2018 8:16:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 21, 2018
    Unmasking the waste and corruption in America’s Democrat-controlled inner city school districts. Editor's note: The following is a brief description of the Freedom Center's newest pamphlet, "The Shame of Our Schools," which sheds light on the culture of waste and corruption plaguing America's Democrat-run inner city school districts. To order the pamphlet, click here.  You’ve heard it so often you probably tune it out--leftwing Democrats claiming that the failure of our inner city schools is the responsibility of mean spirited, tight fisted, and outright racist Republicans who have no qualms about consigning minority children to the social ash heap. This is the...
  • Michigan Professor Refuses Letter of Recommendation for Student, who Wishes to Study in Israel

    09/20/2018 7:05:39 PM PDT · by Kriggerel · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | 09/22/2018 | BBC
    A University of Michigan professor has come under fire for declining to provide a recommendation letter, citing his support for an Israel boycott.
  • Texas biology teacher on leave for allegedly bullying pro-Trump student

    09/13/2018 1:27:16 PM PDT · by DFG · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/13/2018 | Caleb Parke
    A high school biology teacher is on administrative leave after she allegedly mocked a student for supporting President Trump and calling others “a bunch of Trumpies” in Round Rock, Texas. The incident occurred on the fifth day back from summer vacation, Aug. 22, at McNeil High School outside of Austin, according to district officials. The bullied student's mother claims the public school teacher said: “By the way, I hate Donald Trump with a burning passion and he is a complete douchebag."
  • Christian College Under Fire for Turning Away Gay Student Who Only Needed 6 Credits to Graduate

    09/17/2018 8:59:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/17/2018 | Samuel Smith
    A private Christian college in Pennsylvania is under fire after a former student took to Facebook to explain how he was turned away from finishing his degree because he is gay. Clarks Summit University, formerly known as Baptist Bible College, has defended its decision not to readmit a former student Gary Campbell. Campbell applied to be re-enrolled at the school this fall so that he could finally finish his last six credits and earn a degree 15 years after he left the university and eventually joined the U.S. Navy. At the end of August, Campbell asked his friends on Facebook...
  • Trump's new American economy

    09/17/2018 6:42:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Wa ^ | September 17, 2018 | Peter Morici
    Now streaming on your handheld devices is America’s New Economy, and it will soon make the messages of both political parties obsolete. American consumers always spent too much. Thomas Jefferson went bankrupt by living high on credit and ever since, his countrymen have borrowed recklessly — until the next financial crisis compelled retrenchment. Periods of robust economic expansion have been defined by consumers’ willingness to splurge on big ticket items like cars and homes, and businesses’ appetite for grand new projects — Fulton’s steamboat, canals, railroads, airlines and most recently shale oil and pipelines. Remarkably the economy is now on...
  • Time for Colleges to Get Some Skin in the Game

    09/17/2018 7:34:54 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    City Journal ^ | September 11, 2018 | James Piereson and Naomi Schaefer Riley
    When Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposed revoking the “gainful-employment” rule last month, critics pounced, claiming that it would “pad the pockets of for-profit colleges,” in the words of Washington’s Senator Patty Murray. In fact, throwing out the rule—penalizing schools whose graduates have lots of debt relative to their earning power—will merely level the playing field. Why should for-profit colleges, the rule’s target, be held to a higher standard than nonprofits, when plenty of for-profit schools provide students with the skills necessary for employment, and plenty of nonprofit schools don’t? DeVos is on the right track. It’s time to stop using...
  • 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 Clinton’s 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...
  • New 1st Grade Textbook Lionizes CA Gov. Candidate for his Gay Activism

    09/15/2018 10:42:29 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 24 replies
    California Family Council ^ | 9-14-18 | Greg Burt
    A new state recommended social studies and history curriculum is being introduced in public schools around California that blatantly promotes a bias perspective on the policy achievements of governor candidate Gavin Newsom. Dubbing him “Champion for People’s Rights,” the first grade textbook teaches kids about “respecting the rights” of others by pointing to Newsom’s advocacy for same-sex marriage, while mayor of San Francisco. The text doesn’t even try to be objective and fails to mention that marriages for same-sex couples were not an established right at the time, but a brand new concept and only legal in a select number...
  • Texas State Board of Education votes to erase Hillary Clinton from history curriculum

    09/14/2018 7:39:57 PM PDT · by bitt · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/14/2018 | Aris Folley
    The State Board of Education in Texas voted on Friday to eliminate several historical figures, including Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller, from the state’s social studies curriculum. Barbara Cargill, a Texas Republican and member of the board, told The Dallas Morning News that "the recommendation to eliminate Helen Keller and Hillary Clinton was made by [Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills] work groups.” “However the board did vote to agree with the work groups' recommendations,” Cargill pointed out. "In speaking to teachers and testifiers, they did not mention these specific deletions."
  • Southern California HS football game sparks race debate, fans asked to stop chanting 'USA! USA!

    09/12/2018 12:30:54 AM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 12, 2018 | Edmund DeMarche
    An Orange County high school principal claimed that his school’s football team faced racist posters and chants on Friday during a game that was supposed to honor the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks. Jeff Bishop, the principal of Santa Ana High School, told The Los Angeles Times that his school’s players faced insensitive signs that included, “Build the wall.”
  • Due Process for Sexual Assault Cases

    09/14/2018 7:51:13 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 13, 2018
    Universities now play cop, prosecutor, judge and jury in campus sexual-assault cases, often without allowing due process rights to the accused. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals last week issued an important rebuke to these Title IX proceedings that ought to become a national standard. Since 2011 more than 300 accused students have sued over Title IX decisions. Doe v. Baum was brought by a former University of Michigan student accused of sexual assault. John Doe and Jane Roe, as the parties are identified, agreed they’d attended a party, had sex and that she vomited in a trash can. A...
  • Colin Kaepernick to be inducted into his high school's inaugural hall of fame class

    09/13/2018 6:38:18 AM PDT · by ETL · 22 replies
    YahooSports ^ | Sept 12, 2018 | Ben Rohrbach
    When Turlock, California’s Pitman High School was coming up with a list for its inaugural athletic hall of fame class, it probably didn’t take long before they got to former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Twelve years after he graduated from Pitman, five years after he led the San Francisco 49ers to within inches of a Super Bowl title and one year after GQ named him its Citizen of the Year for his highly publicized social activism, Kaepernick will headline his prep alma mater’s first hall of fame class. Kaepernick is expected to attend the ceremony along with eight other inductees...
  • GENIUS: Professor Decides To Protest Trump…By Shooting Himself

    09/12/2018 10:54:37 PM PDT · by fireman15 · 58 replies
    I Love My Freedom.org ^ | September 12, 2018 | Chris Donaldson
    In a school shooting incident that you absolutely won’t hear about on CNN, a leftist professor decided that it would be a good idea to express his anger toward President Trump by shooting himself in a campus restroom. With the nation’s colleges now having been completely taken over by radicals who are able to brainwash receptive young minds with their hatred of capitalism and promotion of cultural Marxism, institutions of higher learning now serve as incubators for the raging anti-Americanism that has manifested itself on the socialist left. One of those “educators” apparently just had too much and in what...
  • Social Justice Teaching Has Invaded Business Schools

    09/12/2018 6:07:12 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies
    Many professors cannot resist the temptation to smuggle their personal beliefs into the courses they teach. As long as those beliefs are “progressive,” there is little chance that higher-ups in their departments or top administrators will try to rein them in. For example, engineering has been infiltrated by activists who are concerned about social justice concerns, not just how to best design objects for performance and safety, as Michigan State professor Indrek Wichman pointed out. A recent article published on Inside Higher Ed, “B-Schools That Don’t Boast About Billionaire Alumni,” similarly informs us that some business school professors have decided...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: Will Texas prevent us from recognizing the heroes of the Alamo?

    09/11/2018 3:18:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 11, 2018 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    Generations of Texans have rightly drawn inspiration and strength from the heroes of the Alamo – the brave men who fought to the death to defend the battle-scarred mission in San Antonio in 1836 in the fight for Texas’ independence from Mexico. These freedom fighters are a symbol of valor for all Americans. It is bizarre, then, that an advisory group recommended to the Texas Board of Education that it remove the words “all the heroic defenders” from the state’s social studies curriculum describing the men who gave their lives at the Alamo. The Board of Education was holding a...
  • Report: Las Vegas professor shot himself in arm to protest Trump

    09/11/2018 8:07:31 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 136 replies
    https://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 09/11/2018 | By Rio Lacanlale
    A longtime College of Southern Nevada sociology professor is facing felony gun charges in connection with an on-campus shooting on the second day of classes. Mark J. Bird was charged last month with discharging a gun within a prohibited structure, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and possessing a dangerous weapon on school property, court records show. He was found bleeding from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his arm about 8:15 a.m. on Aug. 28 outside a bathroom in the Charleston campus K building.