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  • At Japan’s Most Elite University, Just 1 in 5 Students Is a Woman

    12/08/2019 11:48:28 AM PST · by karpov · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 8, 2019 | Motoko Rich
    ... Fewer than one in five undergraduates at the [University of Tokyo] were women. The dearth of women at Todai is a byproduct of deep-seated gender inequality in Japan, where women are still not expected to achieve as much as men and sometimes hold themselves back from educational opportunities. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promoted an agenda of female empowerment, boasting that Japan’s labor force participation rate among women outranks even the United States. Yet few women make it to the executive suite or the highest levels of government. The disconnect starts at school. Although women make up nearly half...
  • Missouri mom defends son beating up school bully in viral post: 'Problem solved'

    12/07/2019 4:25:13 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 99 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/6/19 | By Gerren Keith Gaynor
    A Missouri mother’s unapologetic Facebook post on Monday defending her son’s decision to fight back against a bully has gone viral. Allison Davis posted a selfie picture of her son, Drew, who was suspended from school for “beating up the kid that has been tormenting and bullying him since middle school.”
  • ‘Free College for All’ Is an Experiment That Has Already Failed

    12/07/2019 5:02:01 PM PST · by karpov · 31 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 6, 2019 | Jackson Toby
    ... When students realize that they will get into college no matter what they learn in grade school or high school, they will have no incentive to forgo activities that are more fun than attending school, listening to teachers, and doing homework. As Albert Shanker, the late president of the American Federation of Teachers, wrote in 1993, “Kids are just like adults: they will work to get what they want. If they know they have to work hard, listen in class, and come to school every day with their homework done to get into college, they’ll do that. If they...
  • Kennesaw State pays former cheerleader Tommia Dean $145K to settle anthem lawsuit

    12/06/2019 11:54:03 AM PST · by Meatspace · 31 replies
    ESPN ^ | 12/5/19
    KENNESAW, Ga. -- Kennesaw State University's decision to remove its cheerleaders from the field after they protested police brutality during the national anthem has cost Georgia taxpayers $145,000 in a legal settlement. Former KSU cheerleader Tommia Dean settled her lawsuit and will get $93,000 of the award, with the rest going to her attorneys, The Marietta Daily Journal reported after obtaining the settlement through an Open Records Act request.
  • Tufts University removes the Sackler name from five buildings and programs due to the family's role in the opioid crisis

    12/06/2019 1:21:58 PM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 6, 2019 | Mary Kekatos
    Tufts University is cutting ties with the Sacklers, saying it will remove the name from buildings and will no longer accept donations due to the family's role in the opioid crisis. The Sacklers owns Purdue Pharma, which makes OxyContin, a powerful narcotic that has been implicated in thousands of Americans falling to addiction and/or fatally overdosing. Several institutions have vowed to stop accepting gifts from the family, but Tufts, in Boston, is the first to publicly take letters off the signs of buildings. On Thursday, the Sackler name was dropped from five campus facilities and programs, including the biomedical sciences...
  • Elizabeth Warren Would Rather Make You Fix Your Terrible Public School Than Let You Send Your Kid to a Charter School

    12/06/2019 4:53:49 PM PST · by karpov · 37 replies
    Reason ^ | December 6, 2019 | Billy Binion
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D–Mass.) has a plan for public education, and it starts with parents. "If you think your public school is not working, then go help your public school," she told the National Education Association (NEA) as she touted her stance against charters. "Go help get more resources for [your public school]. Volunteer at your public school. Help get the teachers and school bus drivers and cafeteria workers and the custodial staff and the support staff, help get them some support so they can do the work that needs to be done. You don't like the building? You think...
  • The Overhyped College Dropout ‘Scandal’

    12/06/2019 6:23:54 AM PST · by karpov · 27 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | December 6, 2019 | George Leef
    About 40 percent of Americans who enroll in college drop out before earning a certificate or degree. A high percentage of those who drop out are from poor families; they attended K-12 schools where academic standards were low and students who really tried to learn faced peer rejection for “acting white.” Still, some graduate and get into college. Then what? In The College Dropout Scandal, author David Kirp, an emeritus professor of public policy in the University of California-Berkeley’s Goldman School, argues that what happens to those students should be regarded as a national scandal because the colleges that enrolled...
  • Meet The Young Boy Who Invited His Entire Kindergarten Class to His Adoption Hearing

    12/06/2019 9:11:35 AM PST · by steveben · 19 replies
    Viral Mag ^ | 12/06/2019 | The Viral Mag Team
    Boy Invites His Entire Kindergarten Class to His Adoption Hearing—and the Ceremony Was Incredibly Sweet. A 5-year-old boy named Michael from Grand Rapids, Michigan, showed up for an adoption hearing on Thursday. The heartwarming thing was that his entire kindergarten class turned up to cheer him on and congratulate him on starting a new chapter in his life
  • More charges laid in protest outside Maxime Bernier event in Hamilton (Antifa in Canada)

    12/05/2019 3:10:39 PM PST · by lowbridge · 2 replies ^ | December 3, 2019
    Police in Hamilton have laid more charges and made an additional arrest in connection with a protest outside an event featuring People's Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier during the fall election campaign. Investigators say a fourth suspect, 27-year-old Michael Lickers, has been arrested and charged with assault and intimidation, and is due in court on Christmas Eve. One of the suspects previously arrested in the Sept. 29 incident, Alaa Al Soufi, is now also facing additional charges of assault, theft under $5,000, intimidation and disguise with intent. Al Soufi, whose family temporarily shut down their Toronto restaurant amid backlash...
  • UC Davis professor under fire for opposing required ‘diversity statements’

    12/05/2019 11:11:52 AM PST · by tbw2 · 32 replies
    The College Fix ^ | December 4, 2019 | Addison Smith
    A mathematics professor at the University of California, Davis, has faced significant pushback for criticizing university-mandated “diversity statements,” testimonies that purportedly help determine the degree to which job applicants will be able to advance and promote diversity on campus.
  • Woman kicked out of school for being pregnant at 15 graduates with daughter by her side

    12/05/2019 10:45:15 AM PST · by steveben · 110 replies
    Viral Mag ^ | 12/05/2019 | The Viral Mag Team
    Rachael Campey, 21, from Leeds, graduated from Leeds Trinity University alongside her daughter Lily-Rose Campey with a degree in counselling psychology. At the age of 15 Rachael Campey was made to leave her school when she found herself expecting a child. Since then she has battled her way through seven different educational facilities and then "countless" jobs. Yesterday the 21-year-old's dream came true when she graduated from Leeds Trinity University alongside her daughter Lily-Rose
  • Children’s Pole Dancing Demonstrated, Defended on Live TV in UK

    12/04/2019 2:30:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | December 4, 2019 | The Activist Mommy
    When you think of pole dancing, surely you do not think of it as a sport for young children rather than a sexually explicit activity that takes place in dark, seedy nightclubs. Apparently, this isn’t a ubiquitous option anymore, though. In the U.K., controversy erupted from those who still consider pole dancing to be entirely inappropriate for children after three young girls did a demonstration on ITV’s This Morning in which they showed off the “skills” they’ve learned while attending Pole Intentions classes in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. These classes are being defended by instructors and governing sports bodies alike, shockingly....
  • Fraud in Higher Education

    12/04/2019 3:50:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies ^ | December 4, 2019 | Walter E. Williams
    This year's education scandal saw parents shelling out megabucks to gain college admittance for their children. Federal prosecutors have charged more than 50 people with participating in a scheme to get their children into colleges by cheating on entrance exams or bribing athletic coaches. They paid William Singer, a college-prep professional, more than $25 million to bribe coaches and university administrators and to change test scores on college admittance exams such as the SAT and ACT. As disgusting as this grossly dishonest behavior is, it is only the tiny tip of fraud in higher education. According to the Bureau of...
  • Utah substitute has been fired after telling fifth graders that ‘homosexuality is a sin’

    12/03/2019 8:54:35 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 12/2/19 | C Tanner
    A substitute teacher who told a class of fifth graders in Utah County last month that “homosexuality is a sin” has been fired. The staffing company that employed the woman announced in a statement Monday morning that after an investigation into her comments — which have received widespread attention — it “made the decision to end the employee’s relationship with Kelly Services.” ....On Nov. 21, a week before Thanksgiving, the woman was filling in at the school and asked students: “What are you thankful for this year?” An 11-year-old boy in the class responded, “I’m thankful that I’m finally going...
  • These 2 Cases Show Why Trans ‘Rights’ Could Upend the Rights of All

    12/03/2019 7:13:32 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 27, 2019 | Nicole Russell
    The battle over the rights of “transgender” and “cisgender” people continues to escalate in one of the most influential arenas: our nation’s schools. The Chicago Tribune reported this month that after a four-year battle, a school board in Palatine, Illinois, has granted transgender students “unrestricted access to locker rooms based on gender identity.” Just a few days later, CBS News Minnesota reported a mother had sued her local school district, claiming that it discriminated against her child for being transgender. These are just two of the most recent stories showing just how prevalent the transgender debate in schools has become....
  • Officer shoots armed student at Wisconsin high school

    12/02/2019 6:46:42 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 23 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 12/2/2019 | staff
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — An officer shot an armed male student Monday morning in a classroom at a suburban Milwaukee high school after the suspect pointed a gun at officers, a police chief said. A Waukesha South High School student informed a school resource officer that a classmate had a handgun at around 10:17 a.m., Waukesha Police Chief Russell Jack said. He said the resource officer went to the classroom to confront the 17-year-old suspect and move other students in the room to safety. Waukesha police and sheriff’s deputies soon arrived at the school and tried to de-escalate the situation to...
  • Utah teacher tells boy, excited to be adopted by 2 dads, it's 'nothing to be thankful for'

    12/01/2019 6:09:35 PM PST · by McGruff · 227 replies
    MSM News ^ | 12/1/2019 | Nicole Darrah
    <p>Utah teacher tells boy, excited to be adopted by 2 dads, it's 'nothing to be thankful for'</p>
  • Missouri Judge Rules “Safety” Overrides Right to Keep and Bear Arms

    12/01/2019 4:48:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 59 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 27 November, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    A Democrat Missouri District Court judge, appointed after the lawsuit was filed, has ruled the lawsuit against the University of Missouri for violating the new Missouri Constitutional provision protecting the right to keep and bear arms, does not apply to the University. The judge claims he followed the requirements for “strict scrutiny” when he did so. On August 5, 2014, the citizens of Missouri passed a Constitutional amendment to strengthen the protection of the right to keep and bear arms in Missouri. From That the right of every citizen to keep and bear arms, ammunition, and accessories typical to...
  • Why Are College Students So Afraid of Me?

    11/30/2019 5:50:11 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 56 replies
    Manhattan Institute ^ | 27 Nov 2019 | Heather MacDonald
    ...Because adults at places like Bucknell and Holy Cross have convinced them they are oppressed.... Few things upset American college students more than being told they aren’t oppressed. I recently spoke at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. I argued that American undergraduates are among the most privileged individuals in history by virtue of their unfettered access to knowledge. Far from being discriminated against, students are surrounded by well-meaning faculty who want all of them to succeed. About 15 minutes into my talk, as I was discussing Renaissance humanism, a majority of the audience in the packed...
  • The Problem with Michael Harriot

    11/29/2019 12:13:11 PM PST · by A_perfect_lady · 2 replies
    My Seething Mind | November 29, 2019 | Moi
    For those of you who do not know Michael Harriot, or his forum for black anger, The Root, here is an excerpt from his rant on Monday against Peter Buttigieg (who, from what I can tell, is so hated by blacks we have no fear of him getting anywhere near the DNC nomination): Michael grew up in “the hood.” To get to school every day, he cut through the projects to a short cut that was interrupted by a deep ditch. He would jump the ditch, however, it if had rained, he waited for someone to help him put a...