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Feb 15 10:30

Half of universities in England have fewer than 5% poor white students

More than half of universities in England have fewer than 5% of white working-class students in their intakes, according to researchers.

A report from the National Education Opportunity Network (Neon) found that white youngsters in receipt of free school meals were the least likely of any group to study at university after those from Traveller backgrounds.

White students make up the majority of people living in areas where university attendance is lowest and those who do attend are more likely to enrol at less prestigious post-1992 universities.

Feb 15 09:31

Incarceration vs. education: America spends more on its prison system than it does on public schools – and California is the worst

The U.S. spends more on prisons and jails than it does on educating children – and 15 states spend at least $27,000 more per prisoner than they do per student, according to a new report.

Americans account for 4.4 percent of the global population, but 22 percent of the world’s prison population.

California spends $8.6 billion a year on its prison system, more than any other state, averaging $64,642 per inmate. It’s also the state with the biggest gap between education and prison spending, paying just $11,495 per student for a difference of $53,146, according to a new analysis by personal finance site GoBankingRates.

Feb 15 09:16

Georgetown students could be forced to pay reparations fees for slaves the university sold nearly 200 years ago

Students at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., may find themselves paying reparations for the slaves that were sold by the Catholic institution in the 1830s, the College Fix reported.

The student Senate recently authorized a campuswide referendum to vote on whether or not to create a fund that would benefit the descendants of the 272 men, women, and children who were sold in 1838 to pay off the school's debts. The vote was approved 20-4.

Feb 15 08:59

Here are the 10 worst US colleges for free speech: report

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education — or FIRE — compiled its annual list of the 10 worst U.S. colleges for free speech, and some of them might shock you.

FIRE has rated the following colleges the worst for free speech and features heavy hitters like Syracuse University, Liberty University, and more.

Feb 14 17:31

Earth Catastrophe Cycle | SOLAR MICRONOVA


A solar micronova satisfies all the catastrophe evidence, including the cyclical nature, the disaster sweet-spot, AND impactor-like evidence.

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Feb 14 13:50

Yale University newspaper urges students to surreptitiously spy on WHITE classmates to gather evidence that can ruin their future careers

A “queer, black woman” who attends Yale University‘s Jonathan Edwards College and writes as a “Staff Columnist” for the school’s Yale Daily News paper – and who’s an openly anti-white racist – recently penned an op-ed calling on all Yale students to spy on their straight, white male classmates in order to collect any “evidence” that might destroy their careers later on in life.

Feb 14 05:04

Florida School Hired Combat Vets Armed to the Teeth to Protect Students

It's been one year since the Parkland school shooting. This Florida school has hired combat veterans to fight back and protect their students.

Feb 13 11:36

Women sue Yale to gender-integrate fraternities

Three undergraduate students are suing Yale University and fraternities at the university to force the fraternities to “gender-integrate.”

The suit’s plaintiffs, students Anna McNeil, Eliana Singer and Ry Walker, “believed that the most direct route to prevent sexual harassment and assault—and to challenge the gender disparities in social clout and economic opportunity perpetuated by fraternities—was to integrate Yale’s fraternities by gender,” according to the suit’s complaint, which was published in-full by The New York Times.

All three women said in court that they were groped at fraternity parties their first semester at Yale and know many other women and gender-nonbinary students who were sexually harassed and assaulted at fraternity parties and by fraternity members.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Oh yeah, so let's have the women actually move into the fraternities. THAT will solve the problem!

And if the fraternities are forced to gender integrate, so should the sororities!

Feb 13 11:31

A California School Teacher Speaks Out: "Americans, We Need To Wake Up"

hared on Facebook by a teacher in California who sees firsthand the destruction of America.

“Nine hundred teachers just got laid off from the Los Angeles Unified School District. They are $650,000 over their annual budget. The following comments by an English teacher help to explain one area that looms large over California’s educational crisis. I hope each person receiving this mail will read it carefully, all the way to the end.

It is sad what is happening to our great country, all because our politicians are afraid they will miss out on a vote. What a travesty!

Feb 13 11:18

Donald Trump Jr. is slammed by educators for claiming 'loser teachers' indoctrinate American children with 'socialism from birth'

Donald Trump Jr has been slammed on social media after claiming 'loser teachers' are brainwashing young Americans 'from birth' with socialism.

The president's eldest son spoke to a crowd of Trump supporters at a rally in El Paso, Texas on Monday night, encouraging young conservatives to 'keep up' the fight against leftist policies at their schools.

'Keep up that fight, bring it to your schools. You don't have to be indoctrinated by these loser teachers that are trying to sell you on socialism from birth. You don't have to do it,' Trump Jr said drawing cheers and applause from the crowd.

Feb 13 11:03

Substitute teacher resigns after telling class of mostly black students that 'Martin Luther King Jr killed himself' and that 'real Christians support Trump'

A North Carolina substitute teacher has resigned after she was accused of telling the class that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr committed suicide and was not assassinated, and that real Christians supported President Trump.

Nathan Byrd, a 10-year-old student at Rand Road Elementary School, who is black, told his father that the teacher also told him and others that their clothing indicated they were 'marked for prison'.

Billy Byrd, the father, said the teacher told the students they weren't real Christians if they didn't support Trump, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported.

King was shot and killed as he stood on the balcony of a Memphis, Tennessee motel on April 4, 1968.

Feb 13 09:16

Bill Gates Admits His Common Core Experiment Is A Failure

After spending $400 million on forcing schools around the country to adopt Common Core, Bill Gates has finally admitted that the controversial teaching method is a failure, and significantly less effective than traditional teaching methods.

Parents and teachers across the nation have been urging schools to dump the toxic Common Core curriculum, arguing that it deliberately dumbs down children and creates unnecessary and complicated methods for working out relatively simple problems.

The Gates Foundation has spent more than $400 million itself and influenced a staggering $4 trillion in U.S. taxpayer funds towards making Common Core the mandatory curriculum across the country. Eight years later, however, and after a huge wave of disapproval, Bill Gates is finally admitting that his and Barack Obama’s baby, Common Core, is a failure.

Feb 13 09:16

Elon Musk explains why traditional schooling is useless

In a recent interview, inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk explained why traditional schooling is essentially useless. Musk is the CEO and CTO of SpaceX, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors and chairman of SolarCity. He is also the founder of SpaceX and a co-founder of PayPal.

Feb 13 08:09

How Western money funds overthrow-your-government classes

Revolution is the new black: How Western money funds overthrow-your-government classes
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The Camp?amp 2018 forum in Yerevan was sponsored by the Prague Civil Society Centre, an organization financed by the United States under the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). Section 254 of the Act allocated $250,000 for activities to “counter Russian influence” in 2018 and 2019. Capitol Hill lawmakers seem to believe that this “Russian influence” is a threat to all NATO’s actual and potential members, including Georgia, Moldova, Kosovo, Serbia, and Ukraine.

The Yerevan gathering is proving that the State Department’s money is doing its job all right.>>>

Feb 12 08:35

Oxford University to ‘Overhaul’ Classics Department Because Men Outperform Women

Oxford University announced this week that they will overhaul its classics department because male students are outperforming female students.

According to a report from the Telegraph, Oxford University is set to redesign its Latin and Greek language department because male students are performing at a higher level than female students.

Last year, more than twice as man men than women received the top grade in the classics department. 46.8 percent of male students received the top grade, compared to only 12.5 percent of females. In response to the disparity, the university has announced that the entire department will be overhauled.

Feb 12 08:04

Yale Newspaper Publishes Guide To Destroying "White Boy" Lives Using "Stasi Tactics"

At the Yale Daily News, East Germany had nothing on the paper's opinion editor, Isis Davis-Marks.

The Nazi SS had nothing. The Castroite Cuban turbas had nothing. Mao's cultural revolution had nothing.

Here's what Davis-Marks has in mind for Yale college kids:

Everyone knows a white boy with shiny brown hair and a saccharine smile that conceals his great ambitions. He could be in Grand Strategy or the Yale Political Union. Maybe he's the editor-in-chief of the News. He takes his classes. He networks. And, when it comes time for graduation, he wins all the awards.

One day, I'll turn on the television — or, who knows, maybe televisions will be obsolete by this point — and I'll see him sitting down for his Senate confirmation hearing. Yes, he'll be a bit older, with tiny wrinkles sprouting at the corners of his eyes and a couple of gray hairs jutting out of the top of his widow's peak. But that smile, that characteristic saccharine smile, will remain the same.

Feb 12 07:48

Trump backs push for Bible classes in schools

President Trump appeared to endorse efforts by legislators in several states to allow public schools to offer Bible classes.

"Numerous states introducing Bible Literacy classes, giving students the option of studying the Bible. Starting to make a turn back? Great!" Mr. Trump tweeted Monday morning after "Fox and Friends" ran a segment on the topic.

Christian lawmakers in six Republican-controlled state legislatures across the country are pushing for legislation that would allow public schools to offer elective classes on the New and Old Testaments.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Isn't that what Sunday School is for?

And how does learning about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin prepare you for the job market?

Feb 11 15:12

Pre-Prison? Chicago Public Schools Monitored Social Media for Signs of Violence, Gang Membership

Even some school officials weren’t told their students were being monitored. In August 2016, when the Crime Lab conducted interviews with 26 administrators, “only a few” at the target schools knew of the program’s existence. Administrators at schools the Crime Lab used as controls to measure outcomes said the concept made them uneasy.

Feb 11 11:06

Israel Lobby Fakes Campus Anti-Semitism Say US Journalists

Details of how pro-Israeli lobby groups have fabricated accusations of anti-Semitism on US college campuses in order to incite official crackdowns against Palestine solidarity activism were revealed earlier in the week during a political talk show hosted by prominent American journalist Chris Hedges. The author and a visiting Princeton university lecturer discussed the Israeli lobby with co-founder of the Electronic Intifada, Ali Abunimah and journalist Max Blumenthal, on his talk show “On Contact”.

Discussing the Al Jazeera documentary on the workings of the Israeli lobby, the journalists described what they said was a “false crises” created by a network of pro-Israeli lobby groups working with Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Israeli embassies “to lay a factual basis to make federal civil rights complaints or lawsuits that can then be used to force university administrations to muzzle students and teachers.”

Feb 09 12:05

How To Make Saltpeter

Saltpeter is the common name for potassium nitrate (KNO3). Using urine is an old school method for manufacturing saltpeter. To make saltpeter from urine you need only a couple of ingredients. Urine and organic matter such as straw, straw being nothing more than cut grass. However, as you can guess it isn't as simple as just mixing urine and grass. No, this is a long long process that takes months.

Feb 07 10:49

Homeschoolers: Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

By Kerry McDonald

My eight-year-old daughter and I recently read about the Salem Witch Trials. She had heard about Salem from a friend who visited the nearby town during its popular Halloween festivities, and she was curious about the witches. We went to the library to get some books on the topic of how 20 innocent people were put to death for “witchcraft” in 1692, with scores more accused and jailed...

I wanted to tell my daughter that we’re so much better now than those Puritans, that “innocent until proven guilty” now prevails. But I’m honestly not so sure...

Feb 06 15:04

US House members introduce bill to fund Holocaust education in schools

A bipartisan slate of House members introduced a bill that would grant money to Holocaust education in schools.

The Never Again Education Act would establish the Holocaust Education Assistance Program Fund in the US Treasury. The bill would combine appropriated funds and private donations.

Feb 06 13:13

5 Ways to Teach Liberty to Young Children

By Nancy Littlefield

If you believe that liberty is important for the future, you probably wonder how today’s kids are learning about it. You might quiz young children in your life to determine what they know. You could scan their social studies texts to see how liberty is described. Ultimately, you will probably decide you should instruct them about liberty yourself. But how?

Elementary and middle school-aged children are not developmentally ready to debate the border wall, the minimum wage, or the war on drugs. Much of the discussion about liberty that engages adults would confuse or even distress young children. When it concerns liberty, what is appropriate to teach young children? How can it be explained? Can learning about liberty be engaging for five- to twelve-year-olds? As a parent and teacher, these are the questions I pondered...

Feb 06 09:03

Palestinian Professors’ Unions Urge Pitzer College to Uphold Faculty Vote to Suspend Study Abroad with Complicit Israeli Institutions

The Palestinian Federation of Unions of University Professors and Employees (PFUUPE) supports the faculty at Pitzer College calling to suspend a complicit study abroad program in Israel over its discriminatory practices.

PFUUPE, which represents more than 6,000 Palestinian university staff at 13 higher education institutions in the occupied Palestinian territory, commends our colleagues at Pitzer College for overwhelmingly supporting this principled stand for Palestinian human rights and for equality.

Most importantly, we thank you for listening to us and acting upon the call from the vast majority of Palestinians, including academics and students, to refrain from business-as-usual academic relations with Israeli institutions while we are forced to live under oppression.

We hold dear the universal right to academic freedom, on principle and because Palestinians are obliged to fight for it every day, along with our right to education.

Feb 05 22:41

FOLLOW THE MONEY: Public School

Feb 05 17:27

Universities need banking-style commission, says Aussie business leader

After the incredible and frankly criminal revelations that have come out of the recent royal commission into the banking industry, it’s high time we ran a similarly shrewd microscope over another huge industry that’s fleecing people out of their cash — the tertiary education system.

It’s unbelievable that thousands of people walk into our universities every year prepared to hand over what adds up to billions of dollars to receive training that’s supposed to help them land a job — but receive absolutely no guarantees that they’ll ever actually get one.

What other business would get away with that? A degree can cost as much as AU$40,000; imagine paying that much for a car, waiting four years for it to be delivered and then finding out you’ve only got a 50-50 chance that it will start?

Feb 05 11:43

THIS APP WANTS TO TRACK EVERY HOMELESS PERSON IN SAN FRANCISCO

On paper, it looks as if San Francisco shouldn’t have a homelessness problem. There are as many permanent housing beds as people who need them. The city spends hundreds of millions of dollars to help get people off the streets, and last year voters approved a measure to raise $300 million annually to tackle the issue by taxing local companies. Yet there are about 7,500 homeless in the city because of soaring rents and the difficulty of treating substance abuse, mental illness, and other health concerns.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that the City of San Francisco is, collectively, very myopic, in its drive to assess the symptoms of homelessness, rather than the root cause.

The state of Utah also had a challenging homeless situation; here is how they resolved it, at least, partially:

Utah reducedc its cvhronic homlessness by 91%: here's how:

Feb 04 18:27

Defending the Second Amendment in School

High school and college are already hard enough. But when you are a Second Amendment supporter, it can be downright perilous at times.

Feb 04 09:44

Boys left to fail at school because attempts to help them earn wrath of feminists, says ex-Ucas chief 

Britain’s education system is failing to tackle the “astonishing” underperformance of boys as feminists have made the topic “taboo”, the former head of the university admissions service has warned.

Mary Curnock Cook, who was chief executive of Ucas until last year, said the fact that boys are falling behind in education is a national scandal – yet it is such an “unfashionable” topic to discuss that it has become “normalised”.

Girls outperform boys in all aspects of education, from primary school to GCSEs and A-level results. Last year, 57 per cent of women went to university compared to 43 per cent of men, a gap that has widened significantly over the last decade.

“I just find it unacceptable to think that it’s OK to let boys fall further and further behind in education and allow the gap to get bigger,” Ms Curnock Cook said.

Feb 02 07:55

The Most Interesting Man In The World: Two Faces On The Same Coin

Before the big game there’s a coin toss and by the luck of the draw, decisions are made even before the teams take the field. It is the same for politics with, perhaps, the exception of luck having anything to do with the outcomes. Regardless, the games play on our screens and we passively watch; anxiously waiting to see what happens.

It’s an all-or-nothing blitz to score big and winners take all. In the interim, there are the commercial breaks revealing ads refined by the fires of focus groups and in boardrooms.

He’s a man of the moment; not the first, and he won’t be the last.

Feb 02 07:06

Erik Prince Denies Knowledge Of Blackwater-Type Training Base In China

A Hong Kong-Based training company launched by Blackwater founder Erik Prince is reportedly building a training center in the controversial Western Chinese region of Xinjiang according to Reuters, citing a company statement from Prince's Frontier Services Group (FSG).

While the exact details of the $600,000 (4 million yuan) project weren't disclosed, a state media report said that the facility will be able to train 8,000 people a year.

Despite being the founder, Executive Director and Deputy Chairman of FSG, Prince says he had "no knowledge or involvement" in the preliminary memorandum for the base, according to Reuters.

A Hong Kong-based spokesman for FSG told Reuters on Friday that the statement was “published in error by a staff member in Beijing” and had been taken off FSG’s website.

The removed statement had said that FSG signed a deal with the Kashgar Caohu industrial park in Tumxuk city in southern Xinjiang to build a training center.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With Erik Prince denying that he is developing a training facility in China, it probably means that he is doing just that.

Feb 02 07:03

The Ruling Class & An Undeclared Civil War

There is at present an undeclared and non-violent civil war being waged in this country. The underlying factor of any civil war is an elite ruling class desperate to maintain power at odds with a majority of a population seeking change. Also prevalent in most civil upheavals is the unleashing, by those determined to retain power, of the radicalized and ultimately uncontrollable dogs of war who more often than not devour their sponsors. Both elements are currently in play.

While the ruling class publicly obsesses over Donald Trump and denigrates the vast majority of the population, they have planted the seeds, by their actions, for a takeover of the country by a radical element that will turn on them as they are presently doing within the Democratic Party.

Feb 01 16:21

Proposed Law to Allow Armed Police Inside Baltimore Schools Fails

The Fraternal Order of Police argued that there has never been a study that showed having armed police in schools makes the school more dangerous. They argued the opposite. Their theory is that by allowing police to carry their firearms inside school grounds it makes the schools safer. Their arguments fall on deaf ears when it comes to the school board. -- Baltimore is the only school district in Maryland that prevents law enforcement officers from carrying their sidearms.

Feb 01 13:22

Florida Gov. DeSantis signs executive order scrapping Common Core

In another reversal of former Florida Gov. Rick Scott's policies, Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered an end to Common Core-type educational standards in the state.

DeSantis’ executive order directs Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran to develop a road map for a new way to educate the Sunshine State’s students.

Florida moved to a Common Core-type system under Scott, a change aimed at matching standards for other students in the U.S.

State leaders made some tweaks to Common Core, and re-branded it as ‘Florida Standards’ but they remain very similar to Common Core.

State governors - not the federal government - developed Common Core and former Gov. Jeb Bush did everything he could to sell it as "fewer, higher expectations, critical thinking skills, benchmarked to the best in the world."

Feb 01 13:04

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.

Jan 30 10:07

Stacey Abrams: Georgia Democrat to respond to Trump State of the Union

Stacey Abrams, a Democrat who narrowly lost the Georgia governor race in 2018, is set to respond to President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech.

She will deliver a televised rebuttal after Mr Trump's joint address to Congress on 5 February. His speech was delayed due to the government shutdown.

The opposition party traditionally responds to the president's annual message directly after the speech.

The Democratic rising star tweeted on Tuesday she was "honoured".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is certainly an interesting choice, perhaps even brilliant in its trajectory on the part of the Democrats. She is bright, gifted in many ways, and a trail blazer, and I respect that greatly.

Having said that, however, I hope that she will really take notice of the truth in her rebuttal, about what President Trump promised he would do for this country, which he has not yet done, and where he may have lead this country astray, such as the US withdrawal from the P5+1 deal with Iran.

I also hope that there is a statistician in her camp, who can help her talk about the real unemployment numbers, as opposed to those from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which are consistently a compendium of lies, because of how those "unemployed" are counted.

Ms. Abrams, I have just given you a gift; please run with it.

Jan 30 04:13

Education And The Dismantling Of The Mind

Over the last 40 years or so, school systems, under the aegis of government, have expanded their role. Using “duty” as the prow, these institutions have generated enormous programs to teach children what to think about everything from aluminum cans to bestiality.

Jan 29 12:50

A Time for Warriors, Time to Put Away Childish Things -Stefan Verstappen


WARNING : DISTURBING
My latest video illustrating why we all need to become warriors if there is any hope for the future.
http://www.chinastrategies.com/the-way-of-the-warrior/

Jan 29 08:12

Education and the Dismantling of the Mind

Outside groups with agendas worm their way into schools.

Jan 28 15:12

Education and the dismantling of the mind

Are there any States in the Union that allow public schools to opt out of providing sex education to children?

Of course, a counter-argument would be made that, although there was once a time when our country abounded in responsible two-parent families, that’s not the case anymore. Therefore, education about sex is lacking. Therefore, schools have to step into the breach and supply what is missing.

Jan 26 13:13

Scott Adams Invites Dale to Celebrate Pelosi’s Stunning Victory in the Fifth Inning.

What border security plan would President Hillary Clinton offer?
How would it compare to President Trump’s plan?
President Trump’s border security concept
Experts advise what works to address various challenges
Build the most efficient structure possible for least cost
President Trump has educated and weaponized voters
Now…people CARE about solutions for the border
Solutions will HAVE to be cost efficient and effective
Pelosi didn’t do her job, everyone wants border security
She didn’t “win”, she failed to offer solutions

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1089176223798841344

Jan 24 15:30

University of California Regents: Distance yourself from Canary Mission

U.S. campuses are sites of political controversy and, at their best, spaces for debate and engagement across different perspectives. At universities across the U.S., the question of whether and how professors and students can exercise free speech has emerged as the most salient of our time. Often ignored in the discussion of academic freedom is the power dynamic inherent to the space of communication. On campuses, both funding and political influence privilege certain actors to exercise “free speech,” while others are censored and even vilified. In this climate, exposure of power is in itself a political act. The California Scholars for Academic Freedom has decided to be pro-active in challenging the online website the Canary Mission, because of the serious harm it has caused to students and faculty in California institutions of higher learning and, more broadly, to academic freedom in the United States.

Jan 24 12:11

Scott Adams: The Future of Online Education with VR, Apps and Hollywood Teams

Bonus broadcast!

Online learning works, the future is here (Whiteboard)
A Socialist vision of education, but with decreased cost
Learning can be tailored to how different people learn
VR learning possibilities include historical event immersion

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1088459598678224902

Jan 24 11:29

Political payback for the statewide teacher walkout? Slew of newly filed bills aim to punish, limit future protests

Oklahoma lawmakers have filed a host of bills that seek to crack down on the methods educators employed to stage a statewide walkout and Capitol protest last spring.

Proposed measures range from criminal penalties for disrupting the Legislature to the mandatory loss of pay and teacher certification for those who strike or shut down schools to resolve differences with state leaders.

At its peak, the two-week teacher walkout in April had more than 500,000 students out of school — about two-thirds of the state’s student population.

The Oklahoma Legislature had just scrambled to pass teacher raises, but teachers walked off the job anyway in protest of the effects on students of Oklahoma’s nation-leading state funding cuts over the last decade.

Jan 24 09:53

Students threatened to be fined if they are refusing of watching homoerotic movie in Kokkola Finland

Small scale county out roar has risen in Kokkola caused by local high school students forced to watch gayerotics movie under threat of sanction. School’s principal says that this is one part of tolerance education

Jan 23 11:11

The Pro-Israel Push to Purge US Campus Critics

While Palestinian rights are getting more attention than ever, advocates still face accusations of Israel-centric anti-Semitism, anti-BDS harassment, and most of all, censorship on college campuses – as evidenced in the Marc Lamont Hill incident. The Anti-Defamation League and Zionist Organization of America have put pressure wherever they see criticism of Israel, endangering both free speech and academic freedom.

The capacity to critically evaluate the exercise of state power is vital to responsible citizenship, and the US – and Israel – should encourage, not discourage, healthy dialogue.

Jan 23 02:03

The Neocon Dream for Everlasting Hegemony Has Turned America Into a Nightmare 

A straight line can be drawn between today’s political hysteria and the 1970s era of right-wing Soviet hysteria as Russia stands accused of “meddling” in American democracy. The merits of those charges have been discussed in depth elsewhere. According to the dean of American intelligence scholars Loch K. Johnson as reported in the New York Times, the United States has done extensive meddling in other nation’s elections.

Jan 22 11:39

Writing Professor: Grading Based On Quality Is Racist

American University in Washington, D.C. is hosting an event on Feb. 1 on "antiracist" grading with a professor who serves as director of a writing center which argues that American grammar is a "racist," "unjust language structure."

The seminar, titled, "Grading Ain't Just Grading: Rethinking Writing Assessment Ecologies Towards Antiracist Ends," will be led by University of Washington-Tacoma professor Asao Inoue, who previously published an essay titled, "A Grade-less Writing Course that Focuses on Labor and Assessing," in which he argues in favor of "dispens[ing] almost completely with judgments of quality when producing course grades."

Jan 22 11:28

University Defends Radical Professor Who Made Anti-White Remarks

The University of Georgia explained to Big League Politics that while they take “all claims of discrimination and harassment seriously,” they are planning no disciplinary action because the statements were made on social media, and not on campus.

Last week video surfaced of a University of Georgia instructor, identified on video as Professor Irami Osei-Frimpong, defending anti-white remarks he made on social media. Among these, he instructed his Twitter followers to “take war to the White Christian family,” characterized whites as lazy, autistic, psychopathic, and sociopathic, and declared that “fighting white people is a skill.”

Jan 22 10:33

Palestinian professor sues SF State for breach of contract, discrimination

Last week, lawyers for Professor Rabab Abdulhadi filed suit in US District Court against San Francisco State University (SFSU) and top administrators including President Leslie Wong, seeking a permanent court judgment to protect the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas (AMED) program and protect the civil rights and freedom of speech of AMED director Professor Rabab Abdulhadi PhD and her students.

SFSU hired Dr. Abdulhadi in 2006 with a written promise to build a real program. “For ten years, they have refused contractually agreed support for AMED Studies. They broke their commitment to me and to the AMED community, but we built the program anyway,” said Dr. Abdulhadi. “They’ve been trying to dismantle it and prevent its institutionalization ever since. Now they’re trying to destroy it,” said Mark Kleiman, one of the lawyers for Dr. Abdulhadi.

Jan 22 08:42

Kunstler: America's "All Is Lost" Moment Looms

As in this age of Hollywood sequels and prequels, America prefers to recycle old ideas rather than entertain new ones, so you can see exactly how the 2020 presidential election is shaping up to be a replay of the Great Depression, with Roosevelt-to-rescue! — only this time it’ll be with somebody in the role of Eleanor Roosevelt as chief executive. Donald Trump, of course, being the designated bag-holder for all the financial blunders of the past decade, gets to be Herbert Hoover. As was the case in the original, economic depression will segue into war, with maybe not such a happy ending for us as World War Two was.

Jan 20 10:35

Pollak: Educating Illegal Aliens and Their Children Costs L.A. Schools Hundreds of Millions Per Year

The ongoing strike by the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) union against the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is about teacher pay, classroom size, support staff, and especially charter schools, which the union says take money away from the district.

Left unspoken, however, is the cost of educating illegal aliens, and their children — which could amount to hundreds of millions of dollars per year, if not billions, experts say.

Jan 19 09:52

SUGAR INDUSTRY QUIETLY PAID SCIENTISTS TO POINT BLAME AT FAT

n the 1960s, the sugar industry funded research that downplayed the risks of sugar and highlighted the hazards of fat, according to a newly published article in JAMA Internal Medicine.

The article draws on internal documents to show that an industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation wanted to “refute” concerns about sugar’s possible role in heart disease. The SRF then sponsored research by Harvard scientists that did just that. The result was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1967, with no disclosure of the sugar industry funding.

The sugar-funded project in question was a literature review, examining a variety of studies and experiments. It suggested there were major problems with all the studies that implicated sugar, and concluded that cutting fat out of American diets was the best way to address coronary heart disease.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Proving that Harvard is not above creative lying, when the money is concerned is ample, but does it so tastefully, completely covered in the clothing of "
pure science", that few people are the wiser, when it comes to the real facts.

Jan 19 09:00

UNIVERSITY DEMANDS STUDENT PAY $500 FOR PUBLIC RECORDS ON ITS CHINESE PROPAGANDA INSTITUTE

Crowdfund to ‘show public agencies they can’t make requesters go away’

Under scrutiny from lawmakers of both parties and academic groups, universities have been closing their Chinese government-run centers at a brisk pace.

The University of Kansas has not publicly moved to shutter its Confucius Institute, however, and a KU student wanted to know if administrators had discussed the possibility. He filed a public records request a month ago.

The taxpayer-funded university gave him an answer Thursday: $506.50.

Conner Mitchell set up a crowdfunding page to raise the money demanded by KU to hand over emails from top administrators that include the phrase “Confucius Institute.” He describes himself as a freelance journalist who has previously written for The Kansas City Star, Palm Beach Post and KU’s hometown newspaper, the Lawrence Journal-World.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF this institution is taxpayer funded, it should have no problems in meeting his request for only as much as it has to pay in copying, or handling, fees; this is thoroughly outrageous, and makes utterly no sense, except for attempting to squeeze this guy financially, as though he were a tube of toothpaste.

Jan 18 10:15

Universities Across the Country Help Students Prepare for Women’s March

Arts and crafts events are being hosted at universities across the country in preparation for 2019 Women’s March, giving students the opportunity to get together and create signage for the upcoming anti-Trump march.

Jan 18 09:37

Racist Professor Gets A Pass From Uni. Guess Which Race He Hates?

Well, that was quick, and easy…not even one semester of fighting and his university forgave him. I’m not even sure what “reverse the charge” means in this context…does this mean outright approval of his racism? I guess I’ll let legal scholars figure that one out.

Is this going to be yet another example of SJW hypocrisy, or will other, similar infringements of free speech by universities likewise be overturned before a long court battle ensues?

Only time will tell, but, call me cynical, I lean towards hypocrisy here.

Jan 18 05:27

When Jewish Leaders Decide to Harass College Kids - To 'Support' Israel

In 2015, the Jewish community's strategy shifted. Leaders who favored aggressive confrontation with perceived enemies, particularly critics of Israel, won out. Jewish and pro-Israel groups both in the U.S. and Israel used significant resources to direct hard-line, often secretive tactics against their targets. In recent months, the Forward has reported on how this strategy played out: An online blacklist called Canary Mission, which went live in 2015, targeted college students critical of Israel. Professional pro-Israel operatives posed online as college students. Pro-Israel campus groups hired top-tier professional Washington, D.C. political consultants and sent them to work on college campuses. An Israeli spy firm pitched U.S. Jewish donors with a proposal to covertly undermine the movement to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel.
Note: Please read this article slowly and absorb the evil.

Jan 17 18:43

LA Teachers Strike: 73K Is Not Enough

Unfortunately for those who seek the truth, the coverage is void of facts.

For instance, what is often absent in the discussion is the political representation. L.A. has a Democratic mayor, California has a Democratic governor, Democrats have a supermajority in the state legislature, and the courts are left-leaning. The right cannot be blamed for this one.

So, it’s really the left that is engaging in a war on teachers? Not exactly.

Let’s begin with the makeup of the school district: It boasts a $7.52 billion budget and more than 60,000 employees, including about 26,000 teachers, with the average annual salary being $73,000. While employment has gone up 16% since 2004, enrollment has dropped 10% in the same period.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

For Betsy De Vos, Director of Education: a word, please.

I can tell you precisely what these teachers are afraid of; a growing movement in this country is realizing the depth of failure in terms of overall student performance in public school.

Notice the reality that these horrendous attacks we've been seeing at the public schools, and not at the private ones; go figure.

You, my dear lady, needs to be talking with the highest CEO's of places like the Kumon School; the Montessori Schools, and the Wardorf Schools, and develop a program where kids will be taught in public schools, grades Kindergarten through 8th Grade, but by one of these three methods.

And set it in a neighborhood which is distressed and disadvantaged. See how the performances compare at every level.

Oh, and another thing about this: the teachers at these private schools are not unionized, but of course, you would want to present a reasonable, and fair package of benefits.This will put unionized teachers squarely on notice that when kids do well, teachers should be rewarded; if they are not "hitting the mark", they may be replaced by someone who is.

Jan 17 13:45

Student Loan Debt Is A Crisis That’s Also Impacting The Housing Market

Student loan debt is a fundamental crisis. Students are borrowing money to pay for school at an alarming rate. But as the problem worsens, it seeps into other sectors, such as the housing market, putting the entire economy on edge.

Jan 17 11:54

6 Benefits of Garden-Based Learning

By Tim Moore

If you have children or work with children, then you probably have noticed that hands-on experiences help them make connections to the lessons they are learning. This is especially true when the lesson involves something you enjoy or have made a hobby out of, such as gardening. Hands-on learning experiences surround us if we take the time to look, and educational opportunities abound with a little ingenuity to turn daily tasks into lessons.

The outcomes have reflected positively on children, which has led many educators to use gardens as part of their educational toolbox...

Jan 16 15:29

Animal Farm (1954)

Film by Halas and Batchelor, based on the book Animal Farm by George Orwell

Jan 16 12:56

VIDEO: LA teachers surround cars, block parking lot, scream ‘scum!’ at subs

Members of the United Teachers Los Angeles Union are continuing to hold education hostage for higher pay and increased staffing, and they’re getting a lot of help from their socialist and communist allies.

Pictures and videos posted to Twitter show Democrat Socialists of America – Los Angeles are aiding and abetting the teachers strike in a variety of ways, from heckling the “scabs” that dare defy the union to keep schools open to sponsored taco lunches to show solidarity with their union brethren.

Jan 16 11:28

University students given ‘trigger warnings’ in case Shakespeare upsets them

Jan 16 10:53

You Are in School

We have all been to school at some point in our lives, and we have cause to know and recognize the process. Like our first lessons walking, we often fall down and make mistakes before our feet flatten and our center of balance stabilizes and we are suddenly able to run.

The same thing happens with learning to talk. We discover our voice box early and make sounds, but not words. Then, we learn to say words, sentences, whole paragraphs.... It doesn't happen overnight and it does not happen without errors. Plenty of errors. This process continues as we learn to write.

I have been writing for six decades and I still make plenty of errors.

Jan 15 18:39

Police Seized My Clients’ Children Because They Homeschooled. Last Week a Court Ruled It Was OK

By Robert Clarke

The Wunderlich family wanted to do what thousands of families in America do with no questions asked: educate their children at home.

But homeschooling is not allowed in Germany, and the state has relentlessly pursued the Wunderlichs and even seized their children. One morning in August 2013, 33 police officers and seven social workers showed up at their front door, threatening to open it with a battering ram. The parents cried as their children were carried screaming out of their home.

The children were later returned but were ordered to attend public school. Since then, the Wunderlichs have continued their fight in court, ultimately reaching the European Court of Human Rights...

Jan 15 14:46

Student Debt Crisis Worsens: Florida Board Of Health Suspends Licenses Over Defaults

The United States Department of Education estimates more than 10 percent of student loan borrowers are in default. The federal government estimates Americans owe $1.2 trillion in student debt. That figure is now larger than all outstanding U.S. credit card and vehicle debt combined.

Jan 14 22:38

Rich students save by paying fees up front

The wealthiest students are going to university in England for the lowest cost, by paying their tuition fees up front, say researchers.

About 10% of students are not taking out loans and so avoid interest rates of 6.3% paid by other students, says the Intergenerational Foundation.

The think tank says it "makes a mockery" of claims that the fees system is fair for poorer students.

Jan 14 13:33

Thanks To Their Student Loans, Millennials Expect To Die In Debt

In some cases, their debt load is so soul-crushing they expect to die without ever paying what they owe back. So how much does this problem have to do with the higher-education crisis the country is facing? As it turns out, everything.

Jan 13 12:05

Thanks to Their Student Loans, Millennials Expect to Die in Debt

By Chloe Anagnos

Adulting, the now common idiom goes, is hard. And to many millennials, the grim realization that debt will always be part of their lives is not making it any easier.

In some cases, their debt load is so soul-crushing they expect to die without ever paying what they owe back. So how much does this problem have to do with the higher-education crisis the country is facing? As it turns out, everything...

Jan 11 08:33

Kenyon College Adds ‘Diversity’ and ‘Inclusion’ to Tenure Guidelines for Professors

Kenyon College in Ohio has revised its tenure and promotion guidelines for professors to include engaging in “diversity” and “inclusion” efforts as part of the faculty’s evaluation process.

While many faculty members in higher education already dedicate what appears to be an exorbitant amount of time toward issues revolving around their ideas of diversity and inclusion, Kenyon College has now decided to write it into its guidelines for achieving tenure status and promotions, as reported by Diverse.

“In order to assure equity in evaluating members of the faculty being reviewed in consideration of reappointment, promotion in rank, and salary adjustments, the faculty, in cooperation with the administration and the Board of Trustees, has adopted the following Evaluation Criteria and Procedures,” states Kenyon’s revised guidelines.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The longer I teach here, diverse it gets!

Jan 10 10:08

British Parents Removing Children from Lessons on Islam, Report Finds

A report that found that parents in Essex are removing their children from Religion Education (RE) lessons on Islam and school trips to mosques.

The Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) has found that parents in Thurrock, South-East England, “have objected to the teaching of Islam and withdrawn children from lessons and visits to places of worship,” the Thurrock Gazette reports.

SACRE, which recommends the teaching of religion in schools, said that it would need to launch an investigation into how many parents are pulling their children from aspects of religious education teaching.

Jan 09 13:05

A teacher exposes the LGBT agenda coming into in elementary schools

A teacher warns that parents have no idea how bad it is

Jan 09 11:29

Expert says free-speech laws not necessary for post-secondary institutions

A political science professor at UW adds the new policies won't make it easier to draw the line on when freedom of speech is being infringed upon

Jan 08 22:55

Students Hate Trump's Immigration Quotes… Don’t Realize They’re From Democrats

Students at American University

Jan 08 09:23

Some school lunch rules rolled back by Trump Administration

On December 7, the Trump administration relaxed rules aimed at making school lunches healthier, affecting 30 million children annually, many of them from low-income homes. Kid-friendly favorites like noodles, tortillas, biscuits, pasta, and an overall abundance of refined grains will be returning to school menus. [1]

Jan 07 12:19

The $1.2 Trillion College Debt Crisis Is Crippling The Economy

A whopping two-thirds of American college students graduate school already deeply in debt. But the decision to go into debt to pay for a college degree is a $1.2 trillion crisis that’s crippling the economy.

Jan 07 09:52

What Gen Z Learned From Millennials: Skip College

Generation Z is already learning from the millennial generation’s mistakes...

For years, millennials have scoffed at the notion of fixing someone else’s toilet, installing elevators, or cleaning a patient’s teeth. Instead, they wanted to get educated in lesbian dance theory, gender studies, and how white people and western civilization destroyed the world. As a result, student loan debt has surpassed the $1 trillion mark, the youth unemployment rate hovers around 9%, and the most tech-savvy and educated generation is delaying adulthood.

Jan 05 10:01

Why School Has Nothing to Do With Students

Teachers plan to go on strike in the Los Angelos school district on January 10th.

They have plenty of complaints. But what they don’t have is accomplishments.

Only 22% of fourth graders in the district scored proficient in math. Even a typical terrible inner-city school district has a 30% proficient rate.

Since 2003, 245,000 students have left the district in favor of better districts, or charter schools.

Jan 05 09:39

University of South Carolina: Student Free Speech Rally Violated Campus Speech Codes

By Ilya Shapiro and Patrick Moran

Public university campuses, once bastions of free thought, have become increasingly hostile toward the freedom of speech. Although students greatly benefit from expressing and being exposed to a wide variety of ideas, administrators often prevent this from happening. An increasing number of universities have even instituted speech codes that subject students to burdensome investigations merely for exercising their First Amendment rights.

Silencing Speech About Free Speech...

Jan 05 08:05

Latest Job Report Is Another Fiction

where the jobs weren't: in any sector that required grossly-overpriced college educations

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.

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