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Jul 26 09:14

'Shine is coming off!' Farage in massive sideswipe at Corbyn as student fee row rumbles on

NIGEL FARAGE blasted Jeremy Corbyn saying the gloss was coming off the Labour leader’s image with the young after the student debt fiasco.

Jul 25 13:10

Algebra Is Racist According To California College Chancellor! It Is A Civil Rights Issue

The chancellor of California’s community college system said he wants to abolish the college algebra requirement and called it a “civil rights issue” in a Wednesday interview.

Jul 25 09:25

The Failed MMR Vaccine Policies on College Campuses

By Michelle Goldstein

Most states have enacted laws requiring college students to obtain the MMR vaccine in order to attend their universities. This vaccine allegedly offers protection against the diseases measles, mumps and rubella. The effectiveness of Merck’s MMR vaccine against mumps has been questioned by many scientists.

Meanwhile, the past five years have witnessed skyrocketing increases of mumps outbreaks across college campuses, among those students vaccinated, providing further evidence of the MMR vaccine’s failure...

Jul 24 12:39

Florida’s Education System—The One Betsy DeVos Cites As A Model—Is In Chaos

The K-12 education system in Florida — the one that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos likes to praise as a model for the nation — is in chaos.

Traditional public school districts are trying to absorb the loss of millions of dollars for the new school year that starts within weeks. That money, which comes from local property taxes, is used for capital funding but now must be shared with charter schools as a result of a widely criticized $419 million K-12 public education bill crafted by Republican legislative leaders in secret and recently signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott — at a Catholic school.

Jul 24 08:56

How Schooling Crushes Creativity

In 2006, educator and author Ken Robinson gave a TED Talk called, “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” At over 45 million views, it remains the most viewed talk in TED’s history.

Robinson’s premise is simple: our current education system strips young people of their natural creativity and curiosity by shaping them into a one-dimensional academic mold. This mold may work for some of us, particularly, as he states, if we want to become university professors; but for many of us, our innate abilities and sprouting passions are at best ignored and at worst destroyed by modern schooling.

In his TED Talk, Robinson concludes:

Jul 22 16:41

SCAM WARNING: Website is tricking students out of thousands in fees

Newcastle University has put out an alert over a website calling itself “Newcastle International University” which has copied its branding, colours and fonts as well as animation, blogs and photos as well as details of dozens of courses.

The site appears to target unsuspecting students to hand over online their course fees as one section allows people to apply and pay for courses with requests for their personal information and passport and bank details.

The warning from the real Newcastle University said: "We have been made aware of an unofficial website which is fraudulently using the Newcastle University brand and accepting credit card payments to apply for courses.

"The website 'newcastle international university' is in no way associated with the University and we are advising anyone who finds the website not to submit any personal details. All students should use our official website http://www.ncl.ac.uk/."

Jul 22 10:50

Ramses II was King Solomon

Very few equivalences in ancient times are so certain as the equivalence of Ramses II with King Solomon. Indeed, no mainstream scholar has been able to present even the most minimal requisite evidence necessary to rebut my challenge to current chronology as posted at https://listhost.uchicago.edu/pipermail/ane/2003-July/009941.html

Egyptologists, Oriental and Biblical scholars do not like to be confronted with facts - rather, they continue to build their nice little houses of cards as if facts contrary to their ill-conceived theories and chronologies simply did not exist. The closed-minded majority of Egyptologists seem to have a limited capacity for critical thinking.

Just how long did Ramses reign? They assume it is 67 years of sole regency, but the evidence is against them.

It is quite clear that Ramses did not rule alone for 67 years but like Solomon only ruled 40 years as a sole regent.

Jul 22 08:26

School in crisis as all the teachers quit over ‘impossible’ workload

Sixteen teachers, including an acting head, cover staff and a number of staff with more than 20 years’ service, have left Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School, Bristol, since the start of the academic year last September.

The final seven walked out yesterday on the last day of term.

A union representative blamed the “impossible” workload imposed by executive head Louisa Wilson.

Jul 22 07:06

The Government Owns All Your Children

The state is deciding who is fit to be parents, keeping parents from treating their sick kids, and arresting parents if their kids skip school. Oh but don’t worry about that smart device in the home. All that info it’s collecting on your kids could never fall into the wrong hands.

Jul 21 12:24

Royal Privilege? Princess Eugenie Given University Place Despite Low Grades, Claims Lecturer

The Queen’s granddaughter, Princess Eugenie, was offered a place at Newcastle University thanks to her royal status rather than her academic abilities, it has been claimed.

The princess applied for a BA in English literature at Newcastle in 2009, but was rejected as her application was deemed “not good enough.”

Jul 21 12:17

The US Empire, the CIA, and the NGOs

The CIA recruited the Muslim Brotherhood to fight a proxy war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, which led to the withdrawal of the Soviets from the Hindu Kush. Since then, the CIA used the mercenaries to fight more proxy wars in the Balkans, Chechnya, and Azerbaijan. Due to the wars of aggression against Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen the US and its vassal states created sectarian violence that led to civil wars. Right now, the CIA and the Muslim Brotherhood are present in the form of ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

Jul 21 09:55

"A biological girl must use a locker room for girls" --- a Missouri appeals court ruled

Girl Must Use Girls Locker Room: Rejecting eight years of “gender identity” politics under President Obama, a Missouri appeals court ruled

Jul 21 07:29

California College Chancellor Wants To Abolish Algebra Requirement, Calls It A ‘Civil Rights Issue’

The chancellor of California’s community college system said he wants to abolish the college algebra requirement and called it a “civil rights issue” in a Wednesday interview.

Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of California Community Colleges, made the argument while speaking with NPR. He pegged algebraas overly burdensome due to the disproportionate rate at which it prevents students from graduating from community colleges; nearly 50 percent of community college students do not complete their math requirement.

“This is a civil rights issue, but this is also something that plagues all Americans — particularly low-income Americans,” said Oakley. “If you think about all the underemployed or unemployed Americans in this country who cannot connect to a job in this economy — which is unforgiving of those students who don’t have a credential — the biggest barrier for them is this algebra requirement. It’s what has kept them from achieving a credential.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So ... it's your civil right to be stupid?!?

Jul 20 08:03

"White People Are Not Allowed To Speak" Tucker Carlson On The State Of College Campuses

Jul 20 07:39

The Student Loan Bubble and Economic Collapse

The inevitable collapse of the student loan “market” and with it the takedown of many higher educational institutions will be one of the happiest and much needed events to look forward to in the coming months/years. Whether the student loan bubble bursts on its own or implodes due to a general economic collapse, does not matter as long as higher education is dealt a death blow and can no longer be a conduit of socialist and egalitarian nonsense for the inculcation of young minds.

Jul 19 15:05

No Single Ethnic Group Must Dominate In Schools, Says Head Teacher

Legislation to stop one race prevailing over another in British schools has become the “only answer” to stop pupils being segregated along ethnic lines, a Bradford ‘superhead’ has said.

Sir Nick Weller, the executive principal at Dixons Academies, which runs a number of schools in the west Yorkshire city, warned that different ethnic communities in Bradford are leading separate lives.

Jul 19 12:09

Royal Privilege? Princess Eugenie Given University Place Despite Low Grades, Claims Lecturer

The Queen’s granddaughter, Princess Eugenie, was offered a place at Newcastle University thanks to her royal status rather than her academic abilities, it has been claimed.

The princess applied for a BA in English literature at Newcastle in 2009, but was rejected as her application was deemed “not good enough.”

Jul 19 10:58

Black Lives Matter cost University of Missouri millions

College campuses have long been ruled by big government-loving socialists.

When Donald Trump announced his candidacy, these institutions became the epicenter of anti-Trump protests.
But now, one major university is facing the consequences, and it comes with a hefty price tag.
The University of Missouri made national headlines in 2015 when the campus erupted in Black Lives Matter protests.

Now, reports show that freshman enrollment dropped 23% from 2015 to 2016.

It just dropped another 16% for the coming 2017 fall term and overall enrollment at the Columbia campus is at its lowest in nearly a decade.

Some reports estimate the drop in enrollment could cost the school as much as $14.5 million.

The Kansas City Star reports:

The University of Missouri expects to cut 400 positions, possibly including nearly 100 layoffs, to manage significant losses in state revenue and tuition dollars.

Jul 18 14:12

Feminist Geographers Encourage Colleagues Not To Cite Research Of White Men

Two feminist geographers are encouraging their colleagues to be more mindful about citing the research of White males because doing so contributes to “the reproduction of White heteromasculinity of geographical thought and scholarship.”

Jul 18 09:51

Student loan tsunami on the horizon:  Of $847 billion in Direct Loan program, only $535 billion is actually being paid back at the moment. 

The amount of student debt continues to grow like a skyscraper reaching for the clouds. There seems to be an unlimited amount of student debt that college students are willing to take. As of today, there is $1.44 trillion in student debt outstanding. But how much of this is being actively serviced? After all, if you take out a mortgage or auto loan you start paying on it right off the bat. You will be surprised at the small amount of student debt that is actually being paid back at the moment. Young Americans that are already cash strapped are going to get even more budget tightening once they graduate and need to pay back the large amounts of loans they have taken on.

Jul 18 08:25

How 1,000s Of Student Loans Worth Billions Are Getting Erased On A Technicality

Now, ordinarily when a student defaults on their loan, NCF simply files a lawsuit in local or state court as a means for negotiating a settlement or payment plan with the borrower. Often times, NCF wins these cases automatically as the borrowers don't even bother to show up for their court date. In cases like that, NCF can use their court victory to garnish wages and/or federal benefits from entitlement programs like Social Security which can haunt borrowers for decades (we actually wrote about it here: Baby Boomers Increasingly Having Social Security Checks Garnished To Cover Student Loan Payments).

That said, NCF is increasingly finding that, much like the subprime mortgage debacle from 10 years ago, student lending institutions apparently had a really hard time keeping tracking of paperwork over the years and/or processed deeply flawed contracts with incomplete ownership records and mass-produced documentation (who can forget that whole robo-signing catastrophe).

Jul 18 07:54

High School Enacts ‘Digital Detox’ On Students

Officials at a British school announced they will implement strict rules on the technologies students are allowed to use during the day to help stymie addiction to social media, the Guardian reported Monday.

Jul 17 20:28

SouthFront Maps and Conflicts Database

A good place to follow conflicts on a daily basis

Jul 17 14:43

High School Enacts ‘Digital Detox’ On Students

Officials at a British school announced they will implement strict rules on the technologies students are allowed to use during the day to help stymie addiction to social media, the Guardian reported Monday.

Jul 17 11:05

Anti-White Fever Grips English University

Kings College London, one of England’s most famous educational institutions, is to replace busts and portraits of the university’s founding fathers with ‘a wall of diversity’.

Jul 17 10:25

Trinity College clears professor who advocated letting white people die

A professor who openly advocated that emergency first responders should “let [white people] die” has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the college that employs him. Professor Johnny Williams’s online conduct—some of which was anti-white up to and including an implicit demand that medical officials “let [whites] fucking die”–was “protected by academic freedom and did not violate Trinity College policies,” according to a statement released by Trinity College president Joanne Berger-Sweeney.

Jul 17 09:53

Earth’s Economy Glorifies Waste, Exploitation, Debt, Expediency and Magical Thinking

Humanity appears to default to magical thinking when faced with untenable situations that demand systemic change.

How would extraterrestrial anthropologists characterize Earth’s dominant socio-economic system? It’s not difficult to imagine their dismaying report:

“Earth’s economy glorifies waste. Its economists rejoice when a product is disposed as waste and replaced with a new product. This waste is perversely labeled ‘growth.’

The stripping of the planet’s oceans for a few favored species of edible fish is also considered ‘growth’ as the process of destroying the ocean ecosystem generates sales of the desired seafood.

Even more perversely, the resulting shortages are also causes of rejoicing by the planet’s elites, as their ability to purchase the now-scarce resources boosts their social status and grandiose sense of self-worth.

This glorification of waste is the same dynamic that destroyed the civilization on Zork.

Jul 17 07:44

Union Demands Teachers Undergo Compulsory ‘Gender Diversity’ Training

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) has called for compulsory ‘gender diversity’ training for sixth form college and further education (FE) teachers, warning staff who refer to ‘non-binary’ persons using ‘incorrect’ pronouns could face legal action.

Jul 16 13:51

In the UK, 77% of 2017 university grads will never fully repay their student loan debt

Because of the UK's dramatic shift from student grants to loans, a startling report from the Institute for Financial Studies predicts that 77.4% of university graduates in the UK's class of 2017 will not repay their full student loan obligations. This is up from 41.5% just six years ago in 2011.

Jul 16 08:17

REVEALED: Why you’re more likely to be a criminal if you’re born in the 70s

Researchers at Princeton University and Brown University uncovered a link between exposure to lead in peoples’ younger years and criminal behaviour.

The material was a key component in paint during the 1960s and 1970s, before it was banned from house paint in 1976.

Leaded gasoline was also phased out between 1979 and 1986.

Exposure to lead in preschool years significantly increases the likelihood children will be suspended or incarcerated during school, the study found.

They correlated falling rates of antisocial behaviour with the decline in lead paint used over the past few decades.

Researchers discovered children aged up to six-years-old who had been exposed to lead showed displayed more aggressive behaviour, had trouble paying attention and exhibited poorer thinking skills and impulse control.

Links have been established between getting into trouble in school and going on to be involved in crime as adults.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You have to wonder if this kind of exposure leads to the utter craziness we see on display in Washington DC these days!!

Jul 15 05:41

3 Examples That Show How Common Core Is Destroying Math Education In America

Whenever you let federal bureaucrats get their hands on anything they are probably going to ruin it.  During the Obama administration, the Department of Education spearheaded a transformation of American education that was absolutely breathtaking. 

Jul 14 11:18

Top UK University Plans To Open German Campus Post-Brexit

A leading British university is considering a new campus in Germany as response to Brexit.

King’s College London (KCL) may be the first British university to open a campus in Europe as a result of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.

Jul 14 10:15

The High Cost of “Free” College

Jul 14 08:27

£500k-a-year boss of small university is accused of 'setting an example of greed' as it emerges 67 staff are on six-figure salaries

The highest-paid university boss in England was yesterday accused of 'setting an example of greed' as it emerged that dozens of her staff earn more than £100,000 a year.

Dame Glynis Breakwell, who earns almost £500,000 in pay and perks as vice-chancellor of the University of Bath, has 66 senior colleagues on six-figure salaries – with 13 of these earning more than £150,000 a year.

Jul 13 13:10

The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell

The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.
George Orwell

All tyrannies rule through fraud and force, but once the fraud is exposed they must rely exclusively on force.
George Orwell ......

Jul 09 08:11

How teachers, firemen and college endowments ended up enriching America’s hedge fund billionaires

Public pensions and college endowments are some of the biggest investors in hedge funds, investment vehicles that have made their managers some of the wealthiest people in the world.Middlemen funnel this public money into the hedge funds, as do funds of funds. All of them collect fees.Pensions could have been better off investing in cash than in hedge funds, largely because of the high fees investors pay hedge fund managers. Hedge funds haven’t met the expectations for endowments over the past several years, either.

Jul 08 15:58

The dumbing of an age: America’s public schools are failing, and here are the facts to prove it

When compared with other countries in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the United States has abysmal scores. This cross-national survey gauges the knowledge and skills of 15-year old students in the country, and going by the most recent results from 2015, they’re lagging behind their foreign counterparts. Out of 71 countries, the U.S. ranked 38th place in math and 24th place in science.

The aforementioned figures are nothing short of depressing, especially when you consider that education is the most expensive item in 41 state budgets, and that the Department of Education has an annual spending budget of $73 billion. Just as saddening is the fact that, when adjusted for inflation, the amount of money being spent on each student in American public schools has increased by a staggering 663 percent.

Jul 07 09:48

18 States & DC Sue Dept. Of Education Over Delay Of For-Profit College Loans Rule

A group of 19 Democratic attorneys general have banded together to sue Education Secretary Betsy DeVos after she delayed the implementation of an Obama-era federal rule designed to protect students from predatory loans offered by for-profit colleges.

Jul 06 17:00

14 Facts That Prove That America’s Absolutely Pathetic System Of Public Education Deserves An ‘F’ Grade

One thing that almost everyone can agree upon is that our system of public education is broken. We spend far more money on public education than anyone else in the world, and yet the results are depressing to say the least. Considering how much we are putting into education, we should be producing the best students on the entire planet, but it just isn’t happening. Personally, I attended public schools from kindergarten all the way up through law school, and the quality of education that I received was extremely poor. Even on the collegiate level, most of the courses were so “dumbed down” that even the family dog could have passed them. And of course millions of other people all over the country would say the same sorts of things about their own educations. Many refer to what is happening to our society as “the dumbing down of America”, and if we don’t get things fixed the United States is on course to become a second class nation.

Jul 06 06:12

14 Facts That Prove That America’s Absolutely Pathetic System Of Public Education Deserves An ‘F’ Grade

One thing that almost everyone can agree upon is that our system of public education is broken.  We spend far more money on public education than anyone else in the world, and yet the results are depressing to say the least.

Jul 05 17:28

How College Freshmen Can Prepare to Handle Their Own Finances

As you enter your freshmen year of college, you embark upon a fun and exciting time. However, it can also be a difficult and confusing life change.

While this may not be the case...

Jul 04 15:21

Reflecting on My Generation's Social-Conditioning

This is counter to contemporary you-can-be-anything conditioning.

Jul 03 13:02

Why Young People Need Diverse Books

Finding children’s books with characters that look like her daughter has not been easy for Felisha Burleson of Dallas, Texas. Burleson says trips to the library with 9-year-old Niyah, who’s Mexican and African American, are often discouraging. Like many parents of color, she rarely can find books featuring people like them.

Jul 02 17:50

Baltimore has turned into a Democratic wasteland with six schools that can’t even produce a single student proficient in English or math

An investigation by Project Baltimore found that five high schools and one middle school in the district should pretty much be shut down at this point because they’re serving no useful purpose whatsoever. Booker T. Washington Middle School, Frederick Douglass High School, Achievement Academy at Harbor City, New Era Academy, Excel Academy at Francis M. Wood High, and New Hope Academy all failed to pass even just one student that met the minimum requirements for exceptional proficiency in either of the two subjects.

Frederick Douglass High School had the worst results out of all six schools. With 185 students in total, a shocking 165 of them achieved a 1/5 on the proficiency scale, with 1 indicating that these students in no way met proficiency expectations. Nineteen students partially met expectations ranking at 2/5, but were still considered to be not proficient. Only one student scored a 3/5 for “approaching expectations,” though even this one was dubbed not proficient.

Jun 29 15:25

Student Debt Means Fewer Public Servants — And More Bankers

Cum laude, my diploma reads — “with honor.” But cum debitum, “with debt,” is a bit more accurate.

Collectively, America’s student borrowers owe $1.7 trillion. On average, each graduating senior this year is beginning their life around $37,000 in the hole.

Jun 29 14:13

Kentucky Governor Approves Bible Study In Public Schools

A bill signed by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin will bring the Bible front and center in the state’s public schools. Students will soon be able to learn about Jesus Christ, walking a fine line constitutionally, as the ACLU watches on.

Jun 29 13:04

12-Year Old Child Reveals One of the Best Kept Secrets in the World

12-year old exposes the immorality of the global banking system and why sound money is essential to freedom and stopping the spread of misery on this planet.

Shame everybody into watching what this bright girl discovered and we ALL must understand and then demand that this practice be ended where ever this kind of banking fraud is practiced.

Jun 27 12:19

How college can ruin your life

Jun 27 10:31

UCLA Releases 'Resistance' Handbook; --- Defines Trumpism As "White Supremacy, Misogyny, Xenophobia..."

America's bastions of higher indoctrination (a.k.a. "Universities") have become nothing more than training grounds for future generations of social justice warriors

Jun 26 09:01

'Boo hoo hoo. You white people are angry because you couldn't use your white privilege card': Black college professor is fired in wake of heated Fox News interview where she made racially insensitive comments

A New Jersey community college has fired an adjunct professor after officials say she made racially insensitive comments on Fox News.

Lisa Durden was axed from Essex County College as the adjunct communications professor on Friday - roughly two weeks after she appeared on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight'.

Essex County College's president Anthony Munroe announced the decision Friday and said officials at the school had received complaints about her heated interview with Carlson.

Jun 25 17:12

UCLA Releases 'Resistance' Handbook; Defines Trumpism As "White Supremacy, Misogyny, Xenophobia..."

There is little doubt that America's bastions of higher indoctrination (a.k.a. "Universities") have become nothing more than training grounds for future generations of social justice warriors. The war for America's college campuses has become so heated that liberal administrators, the same people who used to pride themselves on challenging their students to step outside their comfort zone and open themselves up to dissenting opinions, have taken to shutting down free speech when it doesn't perfectly align with their 'enlightened' world view.

Jun 25 05:35

Turkey to stop teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution in high schools

TURKEY will stop teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution in high schools, deeming it controversial and difficult to understand, a senior education official says.

Critics say President Tayyip Erdogan and the Islamist-rooted AK Party are undermining modern Turkey’s secular foundations by pushing a conservative agenda, including tighter regulation of alcohol and other restrictions, since coming to power in 2002.

A chapter entitled Beginning of Life and Evolution will be deleted from the standard biology textbooks used in schools and the material will be available only to students who go on to university studies from age 18 or 19, Alparslan Durmus, head of the national education board said in an online address this week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The American comedian Ron White has a one-liner which absolutely applies here: "You can't fix stupid."

And this ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid move has obviously been done to dumb down Turkish high school students by people who utterly do not understand the incontrovertible science of evolution.

Jun 23 08:41

Cut GCSE subjects to five to ease pressure on stressed-out pupils, says top headteacher

GCSE exams should be slimmed down to just five subjects to ease pressure on stressed-out pupils, according to a top private school head.

Jenny Brown, head of St Albans High School for Girls, said it was 'insane' to make 16-year-olds sit exams in 10 or 11 subjects.

Jun 22 15:03

School's Interpretation of the constitution

The constitution itself is not the basis for our freedoms and liberties. The constitution itself is just a "reminder" of the god given or natural rights we the people have. As for government giving you rights? Government does not give us rights, it inherently takes rights away, as the founding fathers warned ad nauseam.

Jun 22 09:43

Shut the front door! 7 Percent of Americans think brown cows produce chocolate milk

Making chocolate milk is easy. All you need to do is mix chocolate powder with regular milk, add some cocoa and sugar, and then you get to enjoy your drink. However, several million people say you don’t need ingredients at all — you get your flavorful chocolate milk treat straight from the cow itself. Apparently, seven percent of American adults — yes, adults, not little toddlers who think that the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, and Santa Claus are real — believe that brown cows make chocolate milk. And no, this is not a joke. There are people who believe in the existence of magical cows from whose udders gush Ovaltine.

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