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  • LeBron James Didn’t Pay For Vast Majority of “His” School or “His” College Scholarships

    08/09/2018 6:15:07 AM PDT · by boycott · 25 replies
    outkickthecoverage.com ^ | 8-8-2018 | Clay Travis
    Last week I was on vacation when news broke about “LeBron James’s school” opening in Akron, Ohio. So I wasn’t on social media or watching much television. I did see that CNN sent Don Lemon for a sit-down interview with LeBron and ESPN sent Rachel Nichols for one and even the Wall Street Journal had a piece this morning about how amazing LeBron James is for paying for a school. Essentially every major media organization, and many of their employees, fell all over themselves to praise LeBron James as Mahatma Gandhi in sneakers. So call me crazy, but I assumed...
  • Looks like that school LeBron James is starting up in Akron will cost local taxpayers a LOT

    08/08/2018 4:24:40 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 13 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/8/18 | USA Features
    For the Record: While much of the “mainstream” media has been fawning over NBA star LeBron James’ “I Promise School” for at-risk youth that he is launching in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, one little detail they all forgot to report was that local taxpayers making far less than his average of $33 million a year will be picking up the vast majority of its operating budget.
  • Lodi Teen Kicked Out Of Class Over NRA Shirt (which didn't violate dress code)

    08/08/2018 1:45:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 8/06/18 | Angela Greenwood
    LODI (CBS13) — An angry mother is speaking out after she says a Lodi High School history teacher targeted students wearing T-shirts advertising the National Rifle Association. “She was basically being attacked in class,” said mother Charlene Craig. Two sophomores were wearing the NRA shirts when they say they were singled out in class by their teacher, who started schooling them on why guns are bad. **SNIP** “He basically yelled at her, telling her that she would be writing an essay if she disagreed with him.”
  • Ref Rodriguez Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy, Resigns From Los Angeles School Board

    07/29/2018 4:50:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    KTLA ^ | 7/23/18 | Elizabeth Espinosa
    Dogged by accusations of political money laundering, Los Angeles school board member Ref Rodriguez pleaded guilty Monday to a felony count of conspiracy and resigned from office as part of an agreement with prosecutors. In the deal, Rodriguez, 47, who had no previous criminal record, will avoid jail time. Instead, he will get three years’ probation and 60 days of community service. His resignation was effective immediately.
  • What High School Taught me About Democracy

    07/26/2018 5:24:20 PM PDT · by vannrox · 9 replies
    metallicman ^ | June 2018 | editorial staff
    Everything that I need to know about Democracy, I learned in High School. It’s true. By the time I started work at 14, I had a very good understanding about how democracy worked. Now, this wasn’t by sitting down in Civics Class. It wasn’t by listening to a teacher instruct us. It wasn’t by reading a book on politics. No. It was by my experiences on Student Council. You know, it is absolutely amazing to me that I received such a profound understanding at such an early age. Even my father, a staunch liberal democrat, couldn’t grasp his arms around...
  • (What school was like) Learning during my 1970s High School years

    07/14/2018 7:02:38 PM PDT · by vannrox · 152 replies
    Metallicman ^ | June 2018 | editorial staff
    Do you remember what it was like going to High School in the 1970s? I do. I most certainly do. In fact, the older I get the more removed that I am from it. As time passes, it starts to look like some kind of a scene from “The Twilight Zone”. The truth is that the kind of life that I had growing up is really alien to the way kids grow up today. That is worrisome, and it really concerns me. When an American intern comes in to work for me, I am stunned just how absolutely helpless they...
  • Classmates!?

    07/03/2018 8:12:29 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 50 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/3/18 | Unk
    HAVE YOU EVER BEEN GUILTY OF LOOKING AT OTHERS YOUR OWN AGE AND THINKING, SURELY, I CAN'T LOOK THAT OLD. WELL . . . YOU'LL LOVE THIS ONE. MY NAME IS ALICE , AND I WAS SITTING IN THE WAITING ROOM FOR MY FIRST APPOINTMENT WITH A NEW DENTIST. I NOTICED HIS DDS DIPLOMA ON THE WALL, WHICH BORE HIS FULL NAME SUDDENLY, I REMEMBERED A TALL, HANDSOME, DARK-HAIRED BOY WITH THE SAME NAME HAD BEEN IN MY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS SOME 40-ODD YEARS AGO. COULD HE BE THE SAME GUY THAT I HAD A SECRET CRUSH ON, WAY BACK...
  • Police: NYS Trooper shot and killed by school principal in Steuben County

    07/02/2018 12:06:52 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 36 replies
    WHAM-TV, Rochester NY ^ | Monday, July 2nd 2018
    A New York state trooper in Steuben responding to an early-morning call in Steuben County. State police say the shooting happened around 3:30 a.m Monday morning on Welch Road in the Town of Erwin, not far from SUNY Corning Community College. Troopers say 29-year-old Nicholas Clark was responding to a call of a suicidal person. When Trooper Clark arrived, State police say 43-year-old Steven Kiley shot and killed Clark, before apparently taking his own life. State police say Kiley was a school principal, but did not say which school he worked at.
  • Actor Tom Arnold Vows To Harass Barron Trump at School Over Trump's Border Policy

    06/22/2018 3:27:28 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 162 replies
    mrctv.org ^ | June 22, 2018 | Caleb Tolin
    Actor Tom Arnold, Roseanne’s ex-husband, tweeted that he is going to harass the Trumps in several different locations to protest the President’s recent immigration policies. In a tweet, Arnold says he plans to show up at Barron Trump’s school because he knows Melania will be there to drop him off. He wants to harass the First Lady and her son because that is definitely how we change policy, right? But it wasn’t just one tweet. After people began alerting the Secret Service, he tweeted that he also was planning on showing up at Hooters because “Don Jr’s kids are already...
  • Dangerous People Are Teaching Your Kids

    06/13/2018 8:35:51 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/13/18 | Jordan Peterson
    You may not realize it, but you are currently funding some dangerous people. They are indoctrinating young minds throughout the West with their resentment-ridden ideology. They have made it their life's mission to undermine Western civilization itself, which they regard as corrupt, oppressive and “patriarchal.” If you're a taxpayer—or paying for your kid's liberal arts degree—you're underwriting this gang of nihilists. You're supporting ideologues who claim that all truth is subjective; that all sex differences are socially constructed; and that Western imperialism is the sole source of all Third World problems. They are the post-modernists, pushing “progressive” activism at a...
  • Broward County Captain Jan Jordan removed

    06/08/2018 7:38:07 AM PDT · by olepap · 53 replies
    The police captain who told sheriff's deputies to 'stage' and form a perimeter outside Stoneman Douglas High School as students and teachers were shot inside on February 14 is being replaced. Jan Jordan, 49, was in charge of deputies who responded to the first calls of the shooting in Parkland, Florida, on February 14. She will be removed from her position, which will instead be taken up by an officer of a higher rank, Fox News reported on Thursday. The move to replace Jordan with a major was made as part of the city's re-evaluation of its contract with the...
  • Asian Groups See Bias in Plan to Diversify New York’s Elite Schools

    06/06/2018 6:46:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 5, 2018 | Elizabeth A. Harris and Winnie Hu
    A new plan to change the way students are admitted to New York’s elite public high schools is infuriating members of some Asian communities who feel they will be pushed aside in the drive to admit more than a handful of black and Latino students. But in a series of forceful statements on Tuesday, Richard A. Carranza, the schools chancellor, offered a blunt rebuttal to their claims. “I just don’t buy into the narrative that any one ethnic group owns admission to these schools,” he said on Fox 5 New York.
  • TN Gubernatorial Candidate Randy Boyd Unveils Public School Safety Plan During Bus Tour

    06/04/2018 9:06:35 PM PDT · by Qathleen · 17 replies
    LocalMemphis.com ^ | June 04, 2018 | Brad Broders
    MEMPHIS, Tenn (localmemphis.com) - Local 24 is your local election headquarters and with the August primary inching closer, Tennessee's gubernatorial candidates are pounding the pavement, shaking hands and working for votes. Monday, Republican Randy Boyd's bus tour made stops in west Tennessee and he unveiled his public- school safety plan. video TN Gubernatorial Candidate Randy Boyd In the Fayette County courthouse shade Monday, Boyd brought new ideas into the light. "Every school, every kid needs to be protected by the absolute best person that we can have on the front line," Boyd said. The school safety plan would put resource...
  • Student Wins Right To Wear Pro-Trump Shirt To School (For 6 days anyway)

    06/03/2018 9:36:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/03/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    There was probably a time when we would have been shocked to learn that a senior at a high school with no dress code needed to go to court to gain permission to wear a shirt to class which depicted nothing pornographic and had no words which can’t be said during prime-time network television programs. Those days are behind us, however, and that’s what happened in Oregon this year. Addison Barnes wore a shirt to Liberty High School in Hillsboro, Oregon which displayed the words, “Border Wall Construction Co.” The first time he wore it he was ordered to...
  • Does the Average Teacher Spend ‘Nearly $500 a Year’ on School Supplies?

    06/01/2018 9:59:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 95 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/31/2018 | By FREDERICK M. HESS & RJ MARTIN
    An honest teacher-pay debate requires careful attention to the facts. This spring’s teacher walkouts have spurred renewed attention to the question of teacher pay. The topic is a serious one, warranting the extensive reportage it’s received. At times, however, the media’s progressive sympathies, the allure of hard-luck tales, and concerted PR by teachers’ unions have yielded some questionable coverage. A recent case has been the spate of stories suggesting that teachers routinely reach into their own pockets to spend extraordinary sums on classroom materials. “There is no other job I know of where the workers subsidize what should be a...
  • Face Recognition Is Now Being Used in Schools, but It Won’t Stop Mass Shootings

    05/31/2018 11:17:54 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 12 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 05/30/2018 | Ava Kofman
    Face Recognition Is Now Being Used in Schools, but It Won’t Stop Mass Shootings https://theintercept.com/2018/05/30/face-recognition-schools-schoolshootings/ FACE RECOGNITION IS NOW BEING USED IN SCHOOLS, BUT IT WON’T STOP MASS SHOOTINGS Ava Kofman May 30 2018, 12:36 p.m OFFICIALS AT THE Lockport, New York, school district have purchased face recognition technology as part of a purported effort to prevent school shootings. Starting in September, all 10 of Lockport District’s school buildings, just north of Buffalo, will be outfitted with a surveillance system that can identify faces and objects. The software, known as Aegis, was developed by SN Technologies Corp., a Canadian biometrics firm that specifically advertises...
  • Against Higher Education

    05/30/2018 6:05:48 PM PDT · by Mafe · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2018 | John Stossel
    Today, all Americans are told, "Go to college!" President Obama said, "College graduation has never been more valuable." But economist Bryan Caplan says that most people shouldn't go. "How many thousands of hours did you spend in classes studying subjects that you never thought about again?" he asks. Lots, in my case. At Princeton, I learned to live with strangers, play cards and chase women, but I slept through boring lectures, which were most of them. At least tuition was only $2,000. Now it's almost $50,000. "People usually just want to talk about the tuition, which is a big deal,...
  • Two people in critical condition after shooting at Indiana middle school

    05/25/2018 6:59:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    nbc4i ^ | 05/25/2018 | Wish Staff
    NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WISH) -- Two people are in critical condition and a shooter is in custody after a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School. News 8 has been told that the situation is contained. Police are on scene. The school is on lockdown. Officials are requesting more medical help on the scene. One victim is a 13-year-old girl. One victim is an adult. The son of a WISH-TV producer has said that a shooter is in custody. That student heard several shots fired but did not know if they were fired inside or outside of the building. A teacher inside...
  • Another School Shooting: Why and What Should We Do?

    05/24/2018 2:16:28 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 37 replies
    www.TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 5/24/2018 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Two weeks ago we endured the third anniversary of the death of my beloved pastor and father-in-law, David Fitzpatrick. David was killed by an impaired (alcohol and drugs), hit-and-run motorist. David’s killer pleaded guilty to first degree vehicular homicide, among other charges, and is now spending many years in prison. … I recall vividly the gut-wrenching moments on May 4, 2015 when we knew there was a bicyclist down in the area where my father-in-law used to ride. The calls to David’s cell phone that would never be answered; the rushed and lonely drive from my job to the crash...
  • Students reaching their highest potential every day… [Broward Candidate Targeted By Parkland]

    05/16/2018 11:30:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    EVERY STUDENT CAN SUCCEED. I know this. Why? I was a teacher in Broward County Public Schools where I worked with your kids each and every day. What is the formula for this success? Teachers, administrators and school staff working in concert to nurture the minds of empowered students that will shape tomorrow. Together, as a District, we have to focus on each student’s strengths and how we reach them to put them on the right path to their brightest future. Our state leading district, must continue to strengthen the successful programs that I have championed such as our JROTC...