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Jan 04 10:41

FORMER SUPERINTENDENT; AUDITORS CALL FOR FRAUD INVESTIGATION

Scandal-plagued Montebello Unified School District made a nearly $800,000 payout to its former superintendent in 2017, documents show, but the district won’t explain why.

In response to a request for records documenting the wages paid to its employees for the 2017 year, Montebello Unified provided a report that indicated the school paid $782,073 to former superintendent Susanna Contreras Smith.

That amount would make Ms. Contreras Smith by far the highest paid K-12 employee statewide, according to a survey of nearly 700,000 employee pay records posted on TransparentCalifornia.com.

But even stranger than the size of the payment is the timing. A Los Angeles Times report states that Ms. Contreras Smith was fired in November 2016, and filed what would ultimately be a successful whistleblower lawsuit against the district in July 2017.

So why did the school make such a large payout to someone who was no longer on the payroll?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whatever the reason, this stinks to high heaven, and deserves a thorough, forensic audit to figure out the reason why this was done.

Jan 04 09:57

Hungary Bans Gender Studies…Not An Academic Subject

We really are coming to a crossroads in higher ed. A few decades ago, the possibility that a whole department, based on an entire academic subject, would be tossed as “not useful knowledge” would be considered inconceivable.

But today, in the United States, this sort of thing is common. Shakespeare is being tossed in exchange for a lesbian author. Computer science departments are being shut down, leading to a shortage of computer scientists where the world really needs people who understand computers. Even mathematics is turning into a boiler room operation on many campuses, focusing on passing students over academics.

Jan 03 16:53

Average IQ of College Undergrads and Graduate Degree Holders by Decade

Today’s bachelor’s degree is the equivalent of a high school graduation certificate from fifty years ago, and today’s graduate degree falls short of a bachelor’s degree from a generation ago.

Jan 03 10:48

TWO SOCIOLOGISTS DETAIL ‘THE RISE OF VICTIMHOOD CULTURE’ AND HOW IT’S USED FOR SOCIAL CONTROL

In 2014, Bradley Campbell and Jason Manning, associate professors of sociology at Cal State Los Angeles and West Virginia University, respectively, published a scholarly article titled “Microaggression and Moral Cultures” that detailed the rise of a “victimhood culture.”Sure enough, a paper that discussed microaggressions in what many perceived as a negative light was denounced as — wait for it — a microaggression.

Jan 02 08:32

(Video) The Crisis of Adjunct Professors. Does PH.D Mean The Road To Poverty For Many? Yes.

In the modern higher education racket, do highly paid administrators feel any guilt on the way they've created a glut of PH.D's they can "use" ?

Jan 02 08:02

Sickening...

Jan 01 11:45

"I Had To Quit For My Sanity": Teachers Resigning At Highest Rate Ever Recorded

Teachers and other public education employees are quitting their jobs at the fastest pace on record after roughly 10% of the industry quit over a 12 month period ending in October, according to data from the Labor Department.

While US workers overall at the highest rate since 2001 amid a tight labor market and historically low unemployment, quitting a job in education is notable since the field is known for stability and rewarding longevity, reports the Wall Street Journal's Michelle Hackman and Eric Morath.

Dec 30 17:50

Flashback: Fears state students could be 'shut out of top universities' after being forced to take new tougher GCSEs - while top private schools including Eton shun them in favour of 'easier' tests

State school pupils could be shut out of top universities as they struggle with tough new GCSEs which private schools are avoiding, it is claimed.

Parents of 16-year-olds taking the new exams have reported panic attacks, sickness and exhaustion as the first batch of teenagers sit the revamped GCSEs.

Of 30 top private schools including Eton and Winchester, only one is putting all its students through the revamped GCSEs.

Most private school pupils are instead taking the 'easier' international GCSE, which has not been subject to the government's reforms, The Sunday Times reports.

Dec 30 17:49

Exam reforms boost private pupils in race for universities

Tory education reforms are giving private school pupils a huge additional advantage in the hunt for university places and jobs by allowing them to sit easier GCSEs than the more rigorous exams that are being forced upon state schools, new official figures suggest.

Data released in parliamentary answers, and research into the exams chosen by private schools, shows the extent to which the independent sector is still opting for less demanding, internationally-recognised GCSEs (IGCSEs), which state schools are progressively being barred from using.

Dec 30 11:12

13 Books to Add to Your 2019 Reading List

Dec 28 10:44

COUNTY AGREES TO PAY $390,000 TO STUDENTS ARRESTED BY A SHERIFF 'JUST TO PROVE A POINT'

Back in September, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals unshockingly decided that it's illegal to arrest schoolchildren just to "prove a point." The Fourth Amendment demands probable cause for an arrest, even an arrest of students who have (slightly) diminished Constitutional rights.

This was Deputy Luis Ortiz's solution to a problem he shouldn't even have been attempting to solve. Ortiz decided the students he was speaking to about alleged bullying weren't taking him seriously enough, so he tossed a few in squad cars and took them to the Sheriff's office. Nothing about this was legal, but the county decided to defend this all the way to the appellate level. The Ninth Circuit's assessment of Ortiz's actions was harsh but far more fair than Ortiz deserved.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good; perhaps this case will prove "inspirational" for preventing other "school based police" from doing the same thing.

Dec 28 08:07

University Of Oklahoma Introduces A Feminist James Bond Course

According to Campus Reform, the three-credit "Gender and James Bond" class will "will focus and analyze the James Bond series in full, from the 'heroic masculinity' of the main character and theme of the films, to how different sexes, genders, national orientation and other forms of identity are represented in the Bond series."

Dec 27 10:47

CHINESE SCHOOLS ARE USING CHIPS IN UNIFORMS TO MONITOR STUDENTS

If you liked skipping classes or sneaking out of school, this would be your worst nightmare.

Chinese schools are adopting “intelligent school uniforms” to keep closer watch on their students, according to the state-run Global Times. The uniforms, made by a local tech firm named Guanyu, have two chips embedded in the shoulders with identification and GPS.

The uniform chips can supposedly alert teachers and parents through an app if students leave the campus during school hours -- and then locate them. One of the schools using the uniforms claimed to Global Times that they won’t track students outside of school hours.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I don't believe that these are only going to monitor kids during school hours, so one has to wonder; when proven successful at their given task, just when will these chips be mandated in any article of clothing a Chinese person may want to buy?!?

And please don't think for one millisecond, that American educators and professional government despots, are not thinking about having this mandated for every child going to a public school in this country.

Dec 27 09:52

How Government Ruined Higher Education

By Anthony Mueller

The rise of the costs of the American higher educational system began when expansion became the aim of education policy. The new objective was to have as many students as possible in college. Students’ increased ability to pay, which came with easy access to student loans, allowed universities and colleges to raise prices and to invest in areas such as sports and recreational facilities that had little to do with education but made campus life more attractive. Inasmuch as private universities also depend on public subsidies, the whole university system has come under the control of the state and must meet the criteria set by it. The current system puts pressure on the young to go with the crowd. While the costs keep on rising, the benefits fall...

Dec 26 09:09

Handcuffed for Homeschooling? Paperwork Dispute Gets Ugly

A school system in Massachusetts is proving to be malicious, incompetent, or maybe both.

Of course, we suspected that already. But the latest example comes from a lawsuit from a woman who pulled her 8-year-old son from Worcester Public Schools to homeschool him last January.

Josilyn Goodall is suing the Worcester School Committee, Superintendent Maureen Binienda, and the state Department of Children and Families after police entered her home, handcuffed her, and arrested her over what amounted to a paperwork dispute.

According to the lawsuit, Goodall is seeking unspecified compensatory damages for the violation of her Constitutional rights and for the “mental pain and suffering” inflicted upon her and her son.

The lawsuit details Goodall’s multiple attempts to contact the Superintendent after filing paperwork in January saying she was going to homeschool her son. She said she never got a response to any of her phone calls or emails.

Dec 25 14:14

Incoherent Thoughts from the Yankee Capital: Papua New Guinea Looks Better and Better II

Having just returned from two weeks in the curious environs of Washington, DC, I offer a few observations on the national lunacy deposit:

The de-Christianization of the country, or at least this part of it, is almost complete. I can think of hearing the word “Christmas” only twice in two weeks of trough-inciting retail advertising.

Culture shock: We stayed with friends who for various reasons, such as being in the business, always had a television on. At home in Mexico we got rid of the lobotomy box some fifteen years ago, seeing little advantage in paying seventy dollars a month for 250 channels, none worth watching, adorned with twenty minutes an hour of stupid commercials. Coming back to this was like jumping into raw sewage. Perhaps the worst of it was the contempt for the public manifested in running the same ad twice in one commercial break, and in the loving close-ups of pizzas with dripping cheese. Buy, buy, buy.

Dec 23 00:05

Huge reservoir of water ice found in northern lowlands of Mars

Stunning images taken by the European Space Agency (ESA) show a massive ice-filled Martian crater on the cold and dry red planet, the closest candidate that is expected to somehow harbor life and become humans’ next destination for a rainy day.

The images, which have been taken by the European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter, shows the 82-kilometer-wide Korolev crater, located in northern lowlands of Mars, filled with permanent water ice as thick as 1.8 kilometers in deep places, ESA said in a statement.....

Dec 22 11:03

Schools Banning Parents from Lunchtime Visits

Prohibiting parents from visiting schools during the day is a growing trend.

Dec 22 09:39

China Tracks Workers’ Brains; Now Tracking Children With “Smart” Tech Uniforms

By Nicholas West

If there is any country on Earth that is most emblematic of the rising governance model that is Technocracy, it is China. The many pieces to this structure have included much of what we see emerging in the U.S. with pervasive surveillance, biometrics and a notion of protecting the public by instituting pre-crime algorithms in police departments and travel. So, in many ways, China is the very large canary in the coal mine for anyone who wishes to attempt to slow the rapidity of our slide down the slippery slope toward scientific totalitarianism...

Dec 19 10:34

Report: Stanford Medical Student Reported to Title IX Office over Pro-Life Views

A Stanford medical student was allegedly reported to the university’s Title IX office over pro-life remarks he made on campus.
A medical student at Stanford University was allegedly reported to the school’s Title IX office over his pro-life views, according to a report from The College Fix.

In an email to the student, the Title IX office claimed that there was not an active investigation into his conduct. However, they admitted that they wanted to speak with him to ensure that he was meeting the “expectations” of all Stanford community members.

Dec 19 10:24

FORMER OFFICERS CHARGED AFTER LEAKED VIDEO SHOWS THEM SLAMMING MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT

After a video showing a police officer slamming a middle school student to the ground twice and another thrusting the student's face into a desk surfaced, the officers are facing minor charges.

The student's family believes the charges are a "slap on the wrist," their attorney Kwame Asante told Baton Rouge-based The Advocate. Asante said the teen was sent to the office for cursing on the playground. He then argued with a school administrator about how long he had to stay in detention. That was in October.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The more schools treat their students like convicts, in a minimum security prison, the more students will believe that this violent acting-out is the only kind of behaviour acceptible from them, even if they get physically attacked by school police.

You know, it's really interesting; you don't hear about these kinds of incidences happening in Montessori Schools; Waldorf Schools, or Kumon Schools.

And why?!? Because these schools believe that if they ask for the best from their students, and provide a loving, structured learning environment, those students will deliver, and thrive.

Why the American educational system won't learn the lessons to be learned from these highly respected schools, must have a reason behind it.

In essence, in most public schools, they use a combination of outmoded teaching tactics, coupled with harsh punishments if students do not comply, which absolutely guarantee that some of its more rambunctious students will get into trouble, or be summarily medicated, probably without the parents' consent.

And that trouble, frequently, creates a direct pipeline from school to juvenile correction facilities. To understand how frequently this happens in 21st century American public education, is utterly appalling.

Disrupting the school to prison pipeline

Dec 18 15:11

You Gotta Be Sh*tting Me! Boys Can Have Periods Too Children to be taught in latest victory for transgender campaigners.

School children will be taught that “all genders” can have periods in new sex education lessons, in a victory for transgender rights campaigners.

Dec 18 14:51

73% of Top U.S. Universities Do Not Guarantee the Presumption of Innocence in Title IX Sexual Misconduct Trials

Among the top-ranked universities in the country, only about half require impartial fact-finders in sexual misconduct adjudication—and three-quarters make no guarantees that accused students will be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Those findings are included in a timely report from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) that surveyed U.S. News & World Report's top 53 universities' due process protections for students involved in disputes relating to Title IX, the federal statute that governs campus sexual misconduct. According to FIRE, just 30 percent of the schools guaranteed accused students a hearing, and only 10 percent mandated some form of cross-examination. As a result, 86 percent of surveyed institutions received a D or F grade for failing to safeguard the civil liberties of the accused.

Dec 18 12:25

‘Junk News’: Russia Report Done By Anti-Conservative Academics

A new study has claimed Russia’s online interference tried to aid the conservative movement and Donald Trump. There’s a big problem with that assessment. It comes from a left-wing operation that previously classified more than 11 different conservative outlets as “junk news.” And two of those authors were also involved in this report.

The study was released by the Oxford University Computational Propaganda Project and Graphika. It argued that fake accounts, ads, and tweets “all clearly sought to benefit the Republican Party -- and specifically Donald Trump”

Dec 18 12:25

America’s universities little more than training grounds for the next generation of thought police

Colleges were once places of scholarly pursuits, but the educational institutions of the United States have fallen prey to the authoritarian Left’s political agenda. Now, universities are nothing more than “training grounds” for the leftist regime — and the youth of today are being indoctrinated, set to become the thought police of tomorrow. College students today are increasingly intolerant of speech that they dislike, claiming they’ve been “offended” every time someone expresses an opinion contrary to their own.

Dec 18 11:17

Re: Judge rules cops, schools had no duty to shield students in Parkland shooting lawsuit

Congressman Thomas Massie wrotes: @RepThomasMassie
"Remarkably, it’s settled law that the police have no duty to protect. A survivor of Columbine, who vigorously supports letting teachers carry, explained this to me two years ago. After being shot he escaped only to find the police waiting outside."

Dec 17 11:12

How School Districts Weaponize Child Protection Services Against Uncooperative Parents

Public Schooling Breeds Obedience
Most of us played this game as schoolchildren. We know the rules. The kids who raise their hands, color in the lines, and obey succeed; the kids who challenge the rules struggle. The problem now is that the rules are extending beyond the classroom. Parents are increasingly required to obey, to conform to a school’s demands even if they believe such orders may not be appropriate for their child.

In my advocacy work with homeschooling families across the country, I frequently hear stories from parents who decided to homeschool their kids because schools were pressuring them to comply with various special education plans, push medications onto their children, or submit to other restrictive procedures they felt were not in their child’s best interest. Even more heartbreaking is the growing trend of school officials to unleash child protective services (CPS) on parents, homeschooling or not, who refuse to give in to a district’s demands.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This process has to be stopped, and immediately.

There is a hideous gap in the kind and quality of education our kids get, depending on what zip code they live in; let' s say the kids of Beverly Hills will get a far better educational outcome than will the kids living in Watts, because there is an expectation that the kids from Beverly Hills will "do something" with their lives.

For the kids in Watts, the outcome is far worse, because there is no expectation that the kids will "do something" with their lives.

I am reminded of the Edgar J. Olmos film, "Stand and Deliver", where his character took a bunch of primarily Hispanic kids, inspired the heck out of them, and had them compete in a math competition.

The kids performed so well, that the monitors at the test accused these kids of cheating. Well, the Olmos character kept their hopes up, and the following year, they won this competition, hands down.

Inspiration, love, structure, and family are the foundations of people doing well, academically, or otherwise.

Dec 17 08:51

A Texas Elementary School Speech Pathologist Refused to Sign a Pro-Israel Oath, Now Mandatory in Many States — So She Lost Her Job

A CHILDREN’S SPEECH PATHOLOGIST who has worked for the last nine years with developmentally disabled, autistic, and speech-impaired elementary school students in Austin, Texas, has been told she can no longer work with the public school district after she refused to sign an oath vowing that she “does not” and “will not” engage in a boycott of Israel or “otherwise tak[e] any action that is intended to inflict economic harm” on that foreign nation. A lawsuit on her behalf was filed early Monday morning in a federal court in the Western District of Texas alleging a violation of her First Amendment right of free speech.

Dec 15 12:16

Baltimore County Spends $147 Million On School Laptops; Four Years Later Test Scores Still Terrible

Four years ago Baltimore County began a $147 million program to put laptops in the hands of students from first through 12th grade in the hopes that access to technology would transform the way kids learn and boost the lowest standardized test scores in the state, according to a new report cited by the Baltimore Sun's Liz Bowie

Dec 14 17:00

The Future of Education is Borderless

By Steven Maxwell

We are finally starting to see indications that countries are competing for new employees by offering a range of incentives to become residents, but strangely we have yet to see such a borderless approach when it comes to incentivizing the students who will help build the most productive new crop of employees...

Dec 14 11:37

These Two Analogies Will Help You Explain Bitcoin to Anyone

By Kai Sedgwick

Explaining Bitcoin to someone who knows nothing about Bitcoin isn’t easy. In fact it’s fiendishly tricky. Describing concepts such as blockchain, decentralized networks, and permissionless ledgers to beginners is as tough as describing the color orange to a blind person or the taste of an orange to someone who’s never peeled one. Two new Bitcoin analogies surfaced this week, however, that should make that task easier...

Dec 14 10:59

The Pro-Israel Push to Purge US Campus Critics

There are signs that we’ve reached a tipping point in US public recognition of Israel’s suppression of the rights of Palestinians as a legitimate human rights concern. Increasingly, students on campuses across the country are calling on their universities to divest from companies that do business in Israel. Newly elected members of Congress are saying what was once unsayable: that perhaps the US should question its unqualified diplomatic and financial support for Israel, our closest ally in the Middle East, and hold it to the same human rights scrutiny we apply to other nations around the globe. Global companies such as Airbnb have recognized that their business practices must reflect international condemnation of the illegality of Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Natalie Portman, Lorde, and other celebrities have declined appearances in Israel, acknowledging the call to boycott the Israeli government on account of its human rights violations.

Dec 14 10:31

Did Alan Dershowitz Relinquish His Chair at Harvard Law School — Or Was He Forced Out?

Convicted sex offender Jeffrey E. Epstein is not a Harvard alum. Nor is he a faculty member or an affiliate of the University. In fact, he does not even hold a college degree.

But the billionaire — who for years operated a sex ring of underage girls out of his Palm Beach, Fla. home, the Miami Herald reported in a three-part feature Wednesday — nonetheless boasts deep and longstanding ties to Harvard.

Epstein has donated millions of dollars to the University. His money funded the construction of at least one campus building, still standing today. He cultivated cozy friendships with top Harvard administrators including a former University president. And he forged close professional and personal ties to Alan M. Dershowitz, a high-profile professor emeritus at Harvard Law School who also allegedly had sexual relations with a minor.

Dec 14 10:11

Dept. of Education to cancel $150 million in student loan debt

The U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday it would automatically cancel $150 million in student loans connected to for-profit colleges that closed in recent years.

The move was made under an Obama-era policy that a federal judge in October essentially forced U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to implement. The story was first reported by Politico.

The discharge of loans applies automatically to about 15,000 students who attended now-defunct colleges that closed between Nov. 1, 2013, and Dec. 4, 2018, according to the department's announcement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This was absolutely the right thing to do.

But what about other colleges and universities which offer degrees which may never find a student employable?!?

Students, please put an intelligent amount of skull-sweat into determining which school you will go to, and what the placement level statistics in any given field might be.

Any school recruiter worth their salt, will attempt to get you to enroll at the school they are pitching.

But you have to do the due dilligence, in terms of what the numbers really look like, in terms job placement. Find a way to talk to other students who have graduated with the same degree you want to attain, and ask them how well their job search went, after they graduated.

It's your life; but you have to put some good, solid research into where you want to go post high school, and how you are going to get there, which, preferably, would not involve taking on huge student loans which will saddle you with a debt burden for many years to come.

Dec 14 09:35

NYU rejects student demand to ditch investments in Israeli occupation

In a landslide vote, students at New York University have demanded divestment from corporations that profit from Israel’s violations of Palestinian rights.

But NYU’s administration has expressed a determination to keep investing in firms that supply Israel with weapons.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I guess NYU’s administration wants to teach those students that democracy is dead!

Dec 14 09:24

Educators, Holocaust group join Sept. 11 museum in ‘teaching’ children official 9/11 lies

The 9/11 official story is rooted in deception, distortion, and misdirection. Now all of its lies have been dressed up and put on display in an expensive federally funded monument for paying customers.

The National September 11 Memorial and Museum is more of a walk-in indoctrination center than a tribute to the victims of 9/11. It’s a piece of propaganda made of glass and steel that plays on emotions and on the sincere desire of people to honor those who sacrificed their lives in this false flag event.

The Memorial and Museum’s web site not only reiterates all the same lies, but it even explains a framework that educators will be using to indoctrinate children so they can grow up to be believers in the war on terror and the need for more wars and greater and greater security and surveillance. Even as the mainstream media turn their attention to misrepresenting other events, the museum and accompanying “lesson plans” for school children will continue to do their work.

Dec 13 15:39

Monika Schaefer on finally getting out of political prison 

Dr. Kevin Barrett interviews Monika Schaefer, a Canadian citizen who just spent nearly a year in a German prison simply for posting a YouTube video entitled "Sorry mom, I was wrong about the holocaust." She's in the 2nd hour of the show.

Dec 13 12:25

HOW SCHOOL DISTRICTS WEAPONIZE CHILD PROTECTION SERVICES AGAINST UNCOOPERATIVE PARENTS

chooling is adept at rooting out individuality and enforcing compliance. In his book, Understanding Power, Noam Chomsky writes:

In fact, the whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don’t know how to be submissive, and so on—because they’re dysfunctional to the institutions.

This filtering process begins very early in a child’s schooling as conformity is rewarded and divergence is punished.

PUBLIC SCHOOLING BREEDS OBEDIENCE
Most of us played this game as schoolchildren. We know the rules. The kids who raise their hands, color in the lines, and obey succeed; the kids who challenge the rules struggle. The problem now is that the rules are extending beyond the classroom. Parents are increasingly required to obey, to conform to a school’s demands even if they believe such orders may not be appropriate for their child.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This kind of power over a kid's life doesn't belong to the public education folks; it belongs to the parents, period, end of discussion.

Dec 13 10:47

Shocking Data Show 40% Of American College Students Never Graduate

As we've pointed out time and time again, the notion that going to college guarantees a higher paying job and a better standard of living is a myth ('millennial Congresswoman' Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez effectively embodies this myth; she worked as a bartender before launching her upset primary campaign, despite graduating with a degree in economics from Boston University, and has spoken about feeling directionless after graduating with a mountain of student debt).

Dec 13 10:46

Harvard's $39B Endowment Is Secretly Acquiring California's Water Supply

Harvard University's endowment (valued at $39 billion as of 2018) is the largest academic endowment in the world. The private investment company has been quietly snapping up farmland and related water rights to properties located in the California region.

Instead of purchasing the land in Harvard Management Company, Inc.'s own name, asset managers secretly formed a wholly owned subsidiary - called Brodiaea, which was the vehicle to purchase more than a dozen investments in California vineyards over the last six years.

Harvard formed Brodiaea in 2012, and by 2015 the company had already acquired 10,000 acres in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties for roughly $60 million, according to Reuters.

Dec 13 08:59

Trump Admin Scraps Obama-Era Rule Which Likely Helped Parkland Shooter Stay Out Of Justice System

The Trump administration is moving to scrap an Obama-era rule which allows criminal students like Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz to stay out of the criminal justice system in the name of "fighting systemic racism."

Dec 12 15:00

My school has a distance learning program where you can take college classes and the sign up sheet has 4 separate holocaust classes

Dec 12 12:19

The Next Generation Of “America’s Thought Police” Is Being Birthed On Our College Campuses

If you want to understand the zeal with which social media platforms are now being censored, all you have to do is to look at what has been happening on our college campuses. There is a national movement to combat “offensive speech”, and this movement has been working very hard “to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense”. And these days, just about anything that you might say or think is probably going to deeply offend someone.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I find your being offended to be highly offensive!

Dec 12 09:06

Breaking: Temple will not punish Marc Lamont Hill, issues condemnation

Following a Board of Trustees meeting this afternoon, Temple University President Richard Englert released a statement on behalf of the board, announcing that professor Marc Lamont Hill will not be punished or investigated for his Nov. 28 speech during an event organized with the United Nations. In that speech, Hill called for “a free Palestine from the river to the sea.” Englert, in delivering the statement, affirmed that Hill “spoke as a private citizen and his right to do so is protected by the constitution.”

The announcement finds Temple returning to its initial statement, which recognized that Hill’s speech was protected by the First Amendment.

Dec 11 19:16

Can Liberals Survive the Apocalypse? This is Funny!

Doomsday Prepper's conservative off grid living and survival expert, Rick Austin (AKA The Survivalist Gardener) and the founder of Prepper Camp, teaches the Daily Show’s liberal Desi Lydic about survival and prepping.

Desi Lydic and her film crew come to the forest in the Secret Garden of Survival, to discuss survival skills, self defense, bush craft, and preparing for an apocalypse.

They got a little more than they bargained for.

Watch the banter between conservative and liberal points of view. This is funny!

Dec 11 15:00

One vs The World | A Word of Caution - Suspicious0bservers


History is being repeated on a massive, multi-headed, unfathomably arrogance scale. As an unintelligent athlete once poignantly put it- "get your popcorn ready". The universe is a snitch.

Dec 11 11:27

The Next Generation Of “America’s Thought Police” Is Being Birthed On Our College Campuses

Political correctness has become institutionalized, and if you think that the “thought police” are bad now, the truth is that the next generation is going to be even worse. -- If our founders could see what we have become they would be rolling over in their graves, because this is not what they intended.

Dec 10 13:45

Marc Lamont Hill and the Israeli lobby on US campuses

Calls for Marc Lamont Hill's 'dismissal' from Temple University shows Israel is losing the battle at US universities.
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Conservative forces, especially those backing the state of Israel, have a far more egregious and well-financed programme for making sure that debate on Palestine is not only silenced but punished as well. And they do so with material and other support from Israel.

This is evident in Hill's case. Patrick O'Connor, the President of Temple's Board of Trustees has asked its legal office about possible punishment. O'Connor declared: "I'm not happy. The board's not happy. The administration's not happy. People wanted to fire him right away ... We're going to look at what remedies we have."

In this case as well as many others, university administrators have sided with the Israel lobby.>>>

Dec 10 11:04

University of Sydney Professor Tim Anderson Suspended for “Criticism of War Propaganda against Syria, Iraq and Palestine”

Global Research is in solidarity with Professor Tim Anderson who was suspended from his position as Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney, Australia.

This decision by the University’s Provost was largely motivated by Professor Anderson’s research and public statements on Syria, Iraq and Palestine including Anderson’s carefully documented book entitled The Dirty War on Syria,

“Through careful analysis, professor Anderson reveals the “unspoken truth”: the “war on terrorism” is fake, the United States is a “State sponsor of terrorism” involved in a criminal undertaking.

Dec 10 09:52

Teacher Fired After Refusing to Use Transgender Student’s Preferred Pronouns

Vlaming, 47, had been teaching at the school for nearly seven years after living in France for more than a decade. He told administrators his Christian beliefs did not allow him to use male pronouns for a biologically female student – one he had previously taught when she identified as female.

While Vlaming agreed to use the student’s new, male name, he attempted to avoid using the pronouns – he, him, she, her – when referring to her. The student reportedly complained she felt uncomfortable and targeted with his refusal to use her preferred pronouns.

Dec 10 09:25

Mom Confronts LGBT School Officials And They Responded In The Worst Way

So, in order to stop the LGBT trend, this mom sounded the alarm.

And in response, the school was furious.

Not only did they dismiss her concerns, but they took it out on her son.

Yes, LGBT school officials acted like thugs and directed their misguided outrage on a 5-year-old child.

“Coincidentally” on the same day the mother expressed her valid objection to forcing a 5-year-old child to celebrate homosexuality, the school punished the 5-year-old by putting him in detention for 3 hours!

Then they punished him the following day.

Outrageous.

Clearly, this was done to send a message to the mother.

Dec 10 08:29

Hundreds of teachers still struggle with spelling, maths and knowledge of the curriculum, 'confusing children by inserting errors into their work' 

Hundreds of teachers are struggling with spelling, numeracy and the basics of their subjects, reports by school inspectors suggest.

Analysis of Ofsted ratings shows many make mistakes during lessons or when marking work, leaving children confused.

In some examples uncovered by the Mail, teachers were actually inserting errors into pupils' work.

Dec 08 09:44

Temple warned that firing Marc Lamont Hill would violate First Amendment

Civil rights groups are warning that moves to discipline or fire Marc Lamont Hill from his teaching position at Philadelphia’s Temple University would violate the First Amendment of the US Constitution that guarantees free speech.

Hill gave a 28 November speech at the United Nations to mark the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

Since then he has been the target of a campaign of lies by pro-Israel groups falsely characterizing the speech as anti-Semitic and calling for genocide against Jews.

In fact, Hill presented a vision rooted in universal human rights of Palestinians gaining freedom, just as other peoples have. He made particular reference to the history of Black struggle against American state racism, Jim Crow and apartheid.

Dec 07 09:23

New York University student government adopts BDS-inspired divestment resolution

The New York University (NYU) Student Government Assembly passed a divestment resolution inspired by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) last night, in what campaigners hailed as “the first resolution of this nature ever to be presented at NYU”.

According to a press release by NYU Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), the vote was carried by 35 votes in favour, and 14 against, with 14 abstentions, thus meeting the two-thirds threshold required.

The resolution, backed by 61 student groups and 34 faculty members, calls for “divesting from corporations that violate Palestinian human rights and calls on NYU to adopt a socially responsible investment policy that upholds human rights for all”.

Dec 04 16:50

Feminism Was Created by the US Communist Party

Communists pioneered the political and cultural analysis of woman's oppression. They originated "women's studies," and advocated public daycare, birth control, abortion and even children's rights. They forged key feminist concepts such as "the personal is the political" and techniques such as "consciousness raising."

Dec 04 16:48

Gloria Steinem - How The CIA Used Feminism To Destabilize Society

"In the 1960´s, the elite media invented second-wave feminism as part of the elite agenda to dismantle civilization and create a New World Order."

Since writing these words last week, I have discovered that before she became a feminist leader, Gloria Steinem worked for the CIA spying on Marxist students in Europe and disrupting their meetings. She became a media darling due to her CIA connections. MS Magazine, which she edited for many years was indirectly funded by the CIA.

Steinem has tried to suppress this information, unearthed in the 1970´s by a radical feminist group called "Red Stockings." In 1979, Steinem and her powerful CIA-connected friends, Katharine Graham of the Washington Post and Ford Foundation President Franklin Thomas prevented Random House from publishing it in "Feminist Revolution." Nevertheless the story appeared in the "Village Voice" on May 21, 1979.

Dec 04 16:44

How Rockefeller Created Feminism And Enslaved Humanity

In 50 short years since Rockefeller lobbed the feminism grenade into every American household, many women have lost touch with their natural loving instincts. Consequently, the family is in disarray, sexual depravity is rampant and birth rates have plummeted.

A woman makes this supreme sacrifice to only one man who will cherish her and provide for his family. Men instinctively want to fulfill this responsibility. This is the essence of the heterosexual contract (i.e. marriage): female power in exchange for male power expressed as love. Sex is the symbol of this exclusive bond. Marriage and family may not be for everyone but it is the natural path for most.

Feminism has trained women to reject this model as “an old fashioned, oppressive stereotype” even though it reflects their natural instincts.

Dec 04 10:42

DHS Opposes GOP’s Stealth Bill to Outsource College Graduate Jobs

Republican leaders are expected to drop a political stinker on President Donald Trump by mid-December: a donor-backed amendment that would allow investors to import more college-graduates from India to take jobs now held by American college graduates.

The GOP-run amendment puts 300,000 imported Indian temporary workers and 300,000 of their family members on a fast-track to green-cards, Americans’ jobs, citizenship, and the ballot box — but it provides no benefits to middle-class Americans.

The GOP amendment would provide Democratic-leaning donors with more imported white-collar workers, more temporary workers, more profits, and higher stock values — but it provides nothing to help the GOP win the 2020 election.

Yet the little-known amendment “is very much alive,” a source told Breitbart News.

Dec 04 09:04

Columbia University Promotes Letting Students Grade Themselves

Fresh on the heels of UC Berkeley saying they cannot trust kids to grade teachers, comes an even sillier Columbia idea.

According to a Columbia University PowerPoint presentation Trusting Students to Assess Themselves, inclusive grading starts by “trusting students to assess themselves.”

I picked that link up from Columbia University Seminar to Promote ‘Inclusive Grading’.

Dec 04 09:00

German teaching brochure sparks spying row and far-right outrage

An advice brochure for kindergarten teachers dealing with children and parents who express far-right views has drawn accusations of spying from Germany's right-wing media. The family minister defended the publication.

Dec 03 10:20

REPORT: SOROS-FUNDED UNIVERSITY FORCED OUT OF HUNGARY

A university funded by George Soros has been forced out of the billionaire’s native country of Hungary, according to a Monday report.

“The Central European University, founded by George Soros, said on Monday it had been forced out of Hungary in “an arbitrary eviction” that violated academic freedom, and it confirmed plans to enroll new students in neighboring Austria next year,” said Reuters.

Soros, who donates millions to leftist nonprofits mostly in the United States, has been engulfed in a battler with the right-leaning leader of his native land, Prime Minister Victor Orban. The main point of contention is immigration policy. Soros often funds open borders groups, while Hungary has refused to partake in the harboring of Middle Eastern and African migrants. Orban forced Soros’ Open Societies Foundation out of Hungary earlier this year.

CEU is not thrilled with its eviction

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bravo, Hungary, well done!!

And BTW, why don't international countries just whisk away the illegal immigrants, and then gently, (no hurting, now!)air lift them on top of every property George Soros owns, then drop them there; I really think this man is well overdue for a taste of his own "Cultural Enrichment", don't you?!? :-)

Dec 01 11:54

Harvard Study Shows the Dangers of Early School Enrollment

By Kerry McDonald

Every parent knows the difference a year makes in the development and maturity of a young child. A one-year-old is barely walking while a two-year-old gleefully sprints away from you. A four-year-old is always moving, always imagining, always asking why, while a five-year-old may start to sit and listen for longer stretches.

Growing Expectations vs. Human Behavior

Children haven’t changed, but our expectations of their behavior have. In just one generation, children are going to school at younger and younger ages, and are spending more time in school than ever before. They are increasingly required to learn academic content at an early age that may be well above their developmental capability...

Dec 01 10:24

Escaping the Global Banking Cartel - aantonop


Expanding on an observation from his last talk, Andreas asks why we talk so much about the cartels in drugs and oil, but rarely about one of the largest cartels in the world: banking. He analyses recent (unacknowledged) history with the 2008 financial crisis, the corrupt revolving door with regulators, how kleptocracy is destroying democracy, and why Bitcoin matters as an exit when voice is no longer an option.

Nov 30 11:00

Mom Looks At Son's Homework. She Immediately Writes Note To The Teacher 'In Disgust'

Nov 30 08:05

Florida College That Supported Islamist Professor Upholds Christian Ban

For the duration of the scandal, which was first uncovered and investigated exclusively by the Central Florida Post, campus President Grant Cornwell led a campus-wide defense of the Professor’s demented actions. Rollins College accused myself and others calling attention to the inappropriate behavior of Professor Zufari as “hateful.”

After our coverage however, the school became flooded with phone calls of support for the student and demands that Zufari be fired, garnering tens of thousands of inbound communications to the school administration thanks to Act for America’s Scott Pressler. Polston was reinstated, and the controversial professor resigned. At no point did any prominent campus leader whine about discrimination or hateful behavior in respect to the professor’s collegiate angst against the Christian student.

Nov 30 07:25

California faculty vote to suspend Israel study abroad program

In an effort to fight discrimination against their students, faculty at Pitzer College have called for the suspension of study abroad in Israel programs with the University of Haifa.

Voting by a 4-to-1 ratio in favor, faculty said the programs should be curtailed “until the Israeli state ends its restrictions on entry to Israel based on ancestry and/or political speech” and until Israel “adopts policies granting visas for exchanges to Palestinian universities on a fully equal basis as it does to Israeli universities.”

Professors also rejected their administration’s move to nullify a resolution passed by Pitzer’s student senate last year in support of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign for Palestinian rights.

Nov 30 07:24

Marc Lamont Hill politically lynched for telling truth about Palestine

Marc Lamont Hill gave a beautiful speech at a United Nations event marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People this week.

For this, the Temple University professor and long-time advocate for Palestinian rights has been the target of an orchestrated political lynching by Israel lobby groups.

Smeared as an anti-Semite and grotesquely and falsely accused of calling for genocide against Jews, Hill was fired from his role as a political commentator for CNN.

The same Israel lobby operatives who bullied CNN into ending Hill’s contract are also demanding that he be fired from his teaching position.

Nov 29 16:28

25 Basic Life Skills That Should Be Taught In School (But Aren’t)

Think of the vast amount of time that students spend in school. But what do they come away knowing? They are taught very few life skills, so are they really prepared for the real world? Here’s one of the glaring problems with public school: it’s designed to waste time.

Nov 29 14:40

Weird how the vandals failed to spray paint the pictures on the wall... Or damage anything

Anti-Semitic graffiti had been spray-painted on the office walls of Elizabeth Midlarsky, a clinical psychologist and Holocaust scholar at Columbia’s Teachers College

Nov 29 12:40

Sheriff Scott Israel busted on Parkland lies in video

While grasping for excuses during hearings on his agency's monumental failure during the Parkland shooting,

“Amazing Leadership” is not lying and pointing fingers. What the public deserves is transparency, responsibility for failures and an action plan to prevent them. The only honorable thing Sheriff Israel could do at this point is resign.

Nov 29 10:57

Primary school abolishes written homework because it is causing too much stress for pupils

A primary school in Devon has scrapped homework because it claims it causes too much stress - and it's encouraging pupils to read for 20 minutes in the evening instead.

David Perkins, headteacher of Littletown Primary Academy said decision was made based on educational research, consultation with parents, children and staff.

All pupils will be trying out the unconventional change between now and the end of the academic year, except for those in Year Six.

Nov 29 10:43

TAKE THIS QUIZ TO SEE HOW GOOD YOU ARE IN HISTORY

Can We Guess Your Education Level Based On The History You Know?

Nov 28 12:04

The Coming Bankruptcy Of The American Empire

Better to bring the troops home on our terms than wait for a debt crisis to do it for us...

The chickens are coming home to roost. It’s only a question of when.

Herbert Stein was chair of the Council of Economic Advisors under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and is the father of the more well known Ben Stein. In 1976, he propounded what he called “Stein’s Law”: if something cannot go on forever, it will stop. Stein was referring to economic trends, but the same law applies just as much to foreign policy and the concept of empire.

Stein’s Law at first glance might seem like a banal platitude. But we should be fully cognizant of its implications: an unsustainable system must have an end. The American empire is internally flawed, a fact that anti-imperialists both left and right should appreciate.

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