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Nov 18 16:45

How Teachers In Washington State Are Told to Teach Science

Quillette's Claire Lehmann shared the following slide from "a conference for science teachers" in Washington state showing how they're being told to teach "science"...

"If you conclude that outcomes differences by demographic subgroup are a result of anything other than a broken system, that is, by definition, bigotry," the slide reads.

Nov 16 05:29

BERKELEY INSTRUCTOR: "RURAL AMERICANS" ARE "BAD PEOPLE WHO HAVE MADE BAD LIFE DECISIONS"

In the now-deleted Twitter post published on Nov. 5, Kernion explained why he thought it is plausible to shame rural Americans.

“I unironically embrace the bashing of rural Americans. they, as a group, are bad people who have made bad life decisions,” Kernion wrote.

“Some, I assume, are good people. But this nostalgia for some imagined pastoral way of life is stupid, and we should shame people who aren’t pro-city.”

Before turning to critique the rural American lifestyle, Kernion wrote in another post about affordable healthcare for rural Americans.

He said he believed it would mean they have to be subsidized by “those who choose a more efficient way of life.”

“Rural healthcare should be expensive!” he wrote.

“And that expense should be borne by those who choose rural America!”

“It should be uncomfortable to live in rural America. It should be uncomfortable to not move,” he added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mike and I chose to move to Indiana, in a much more rural community, primarily due to the reality that it is off most foreign invasion pathways, unlike Oahu, (known fact) which is a military comm center for much military communications flowing eastward.

If this guy had to grown anything, to later be harvested and eaten, he would most probably die of starvation before that could happen.

Nov 15 10:41

Drowning in Student Debt: Ways for Americans to Deal With What Is Now More than $1.6 Trillion in Loans

Some declare bankruptcy. Some flee overseas. Some grin and bear it. Ok, well, they bear it. Student loan costs are still rising.

Nov 12 09:53

It’s now mandatory to wear LGBT symbols or else you’re guilty of “hate speech”

A 17-year-old girl from Manitoba, Canada, was suspended from her high school recently for objecting to wearing a “rainbow-colored” LGBTQP poppy broach, a personal decision that faculty and administrators at the school dubbed as “hate speech” before punishing her for it.

While the Interlake School Division refuses to either confirm or deny that this Stonewall Collegiate student, identified only as Natalie, was, in fact, suspended until after Remembrance Day, statements that she and her father made to the Post Millennial reveal that this is precisely what took place.

Nov 11 12:24

Common Core Graduates Are The Worst Prepared For College

I feel like plucking some low-hanging fruit today, and so let's take a look at Common Core. I've written of it before, how it ignores science, how it's just another excuse to inject more indoctrination into our schools, and how by changing the approach to how mathematics is learned, will further separate the children from their parents, since the latter won't have a clue how to help their kids with homework using the convoluted new methods.

Predicting the failure of Common Core is about as easy as predicting Epstein's "suicide" in prison, but now we get to see how well the "new ways of knowing" methods of Common Core are working, but it's now been 4 years since this idiotic idea was proposed--enough time for a kid go through all of high school, using Common Core as preparation for college.

Nov 09 10:27

Romanian-Born Ivy League Professor Warns: Anti-White Mindset Infecting USA “on Its Way Toward Full Blown Communism"

Serban says in the interview that after a faculty member retired, the remaining professors in the department were called in to a meeting to discuss a replacement.

It was at this meeting that the dean of the art school told them that there were “too many white professors, too many heterosexual men,” and that it would be best to hire a minority or a woman, or a gay man.

Serban, who was the director of the hiring committee, says that he was told that it could not be someone like him because he is a man that has been “married, a heterosexual man who has children.”

Nov 09 07:28

America's Endless Wars: "At West Point, Graduation Day Felt More Like A Tragedy Than A Triumph"

Authored by US Army Major Danny Sjursen (ret.) via TheNation.com,

Patches, pins, medals, and badges are the visible signs of an exclusive military culture, a silent language by which soldiers and officers judge each other’s experiences, accomplishments, and general worth. In July 2001, when I first walked through the gate of the US Military Academy at West Point at the ripe young age of 17, the “combat patch” on one’s right shoulder - evidence of a deployment with a specific unit - had more resonance than colorful medals like Ranger badges reflecting specific skills. Back then, before the 9/11 attacks ushered in a series of revenge wars “on terror,” the vast majority of officers stationed at West Point didn’t boast a right shoulder patch. Those who did were mostly veterans of modest combat in the first Gulf War of 1990–91. Nonetheless, even those officers were regarded by the likes of me as gods. After all, they’d seen “the elephant.”

Nov 09 06:54

Substandard Education in America

The quality of American education, as we will see, is far lower than the world has been led to believe, and the quality in China is in many cases much superior to that in the US. Americans might care to ask why it is that Chinese elementary or high school students moving to the US are often promoted by one or two grades. The reason is that they know so much more than their American counterparts they would suffer terminal boredom if forced to remain at their prior grade level. If we refer to the PISA tests, Shanghai’s math scores were 119 above the OECD average, or the equivalent of nearly three years of schooling, with reading and science exceeding the OECD average by about 1.5 years of schooling. And in some cases, the American students were behind the OECD average by approximately the same number of years as the Chinese were ahead.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Folks, this cannot be seen in any possible light but that of a deliberate push by the US government to keep its people illiterate; innumerate; and incapable of critical thinking.

Nov 08 17:17

‘Britain’s biggest snowflake’: Parents slam Brighton head teacher for banning children from playing tag because it's 'too rough'

A head teacher has been branded 'Britain's biggest snowflake' for banning children from playing 'rough' contact games like tag.

Joanne Smith told pupils at Rudyard Kipling Primary School in Brighton, East Sussex, they had to play with 'gentle hands' - banning traditional games like 'it' or 'British Bulldog.'

Instead, children are being encouraged to hold hands or clap with each other while in the playground.

Parents of children at the school reacted with fury when they were told about the 'gentle hands' policy.

Nov 05 09:16

An Obituary of the Western World

A World Based On Lies Is A False World

Paul Craig Roberts

During the course of my life I have watched the Western World abandon all of the values that made it successful. Despite all its crimes, and they are many, the Western World succeeded. Everyone wanted to be part of it, and it will be the demise of the Russians that they still do.

The Western World succeeded, because it believed in objective truth and searched for it. This resulted in scientific and technological discoveries, in architectual and artistic beauty, and in brilliant literature that educated the educatable into the human condition.

Nov 02 09:23

How School Districts Put Politics Before Children

By Matthew Bankert

One aspect of public education that is not often discussed is the potential insidiousness of school districting...

Nov 01 04:21

LEAKED DOCUMENT REVEALS THAT SIDEWALK LABS’ TORONTO PLANS FOR PRIVATE TAXATION, PRIVATE ROADS, CHARTER SCHOOLS, CORPORATE COPS AND JUDGES, AND PUNISHMENT FOR PEOPLE WHO CHOOSE PRIVACY

SOURCE: BOING BOING
Tomorrow, Toronto’s City Council will hold a key vote on Sidewalk Labs’s plan to privatize much of the city’s lakeshore in the name of creating a "smart city" owned by Google’s parent company, Alphabet.

Today, the Globe and Mail published a summary of Sidewalk Labs’s leaked "yellow book", a 2016 document that lays out Sidewalk Labs’s vision for Toronto and future projects in Detroit, Denver, and Alameda.

The plan lays out a corporate-owned city similar to Lake Buena Vista, the privately owned municipality established by the Walt Disney Company on a massive tract of central Florida land that contains the Walt Disney World resort.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That last statement, is complete and utter bovine excrement; this is precisely where the owners of Sidewalk Labs and Alphabet want to see society going.

One has to wonder when the netizens of this development will be forced, and on what schedule, to upload their thoughts for the week into the "dear leader's mainframe, to insure that they are not thinking those "double plus ungood thoughts" about anything to do with their current living situation.

Apparently, those folks who put this together do not understand that George Orwell's Classic, "1984", is a cautionary tale; not a how to manual.!!

Oct 31 10:49

How Micro-School Networks Expand Learning Options

By Kerry McDonald

Technology has the potential to decentralize K-12 education and make it more learner-directed, upending a top-down system in favor of individual autonomy and self-determination. But the technology can’t do this alone. It requires a learning environment that fosters creativity and curiosity, using digital platforms and supportive adults to facilitate exploration and discovery. The entrepreneurial educators at Prenda, an Arizona-based network of micro-schools, think they have uncovered the right mix of powerful technology and warm, nurturing learning spaces that could help to transform education...

Oct 31 10:46

Drag Queen Who Performs at Strip Clubs, Flashes Children During Story Hour

A drag queen accidentally flashed children a glimpse of his crotch during a ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ event in Hennepin County, Minnesota.

The performer, known as Sasha Sosa, was reading to children at Hennepin County Library when the incident was caught on camera.

Child Protection League Action posted a series of images from the event asserting that they represented taxpayer funded “debauchery and sexual grooming.”

Oct 31 09:55

UMass SJP open letter to chancellor on statement attacking BDS

Open Letter to Chancellor Subbaswamy:

The UMass Amherst Students for Justice in Palestine read your statement on October 21st, 2019 regarding the November 12th panel event titled: “The Attack on BDS [Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions] & American Democracy.” We were appalled that as Chancellor of a University which prides itself on being “revolutionary” you would use your position of power to alienate students and provide false information regarding the reality of the non-violent, non-anti-Semitic, Palestinian-led BDS movement.

Oct 30 21:36

Reinventing the fastest forgotten archery.

Faster than Legolas!
A historical technique much faster than the known.

The Danish archers Lars Andersen has rediscovered. an old and very fast way to shoot bows.

To compare speed
I have added 4 other good fast archers together !
to show the time it takes to shoot 10 arrows.

It is completely unscientific and not objectively
The 4 other archers can probably shoot faster than these video.

1: Lajos Kassai famous and fabulous Hungarian.
Fastest horseback shooting in the world !
He was the one who first inspired me to fast shooting.
Shoot and teach the horses and archery system
he has developed.
A system based on pre angerede arrows.

Oct 30 10:38

A 'Red Army of Mediocrities': Our Soviet-Style University System

In an April 15 Boston Globe article entitled “A Message to All Professional Thinkers: We Either Hang Together or We Hang Separately,” historian Niall Ferguson described the now-routine “outing” of conservative professors at American Universities by the hard-Left Marxists who control most of them. The usual procedure is to first lie about something the conservative (or libertarian) supposedly said to whip a “Twitter mob” into a hateful frenzy. The local media then pick up on it and pile on.

Oct 30 10:32

PROFESSOR FIRED OVER DOCUMENTING INCREASES IN POLAR BEAR POPULATIONS

Nobody has done more to sink the claim that climate change is endangering polar bears than zoologist Susan Crockford — and she may have paid for it with her job.

Oct 29 17:37

‘They barely know their biology!’ Parents protest as Texas school approves polarizing sex-ed curriculum teaching ‘gender identity’

A new sex-education curriculum will teach children in Austin, Texas about sexual orientation, as well as how to use prophylactics. Parents say the initiative encourages kids to engage in unhealthy and dangerous sexual activity.

Austin Independent School District’s board unanimously approved the new course material on Tuesday. The curriculum, which spans grades three through eight, will touch upon gender identity – a first for the district. Seventh graders (12-year-olds) will also learn about how to correctly use a condom. Proponents of the new guidelines said that it’s important to foster “healthy communication” about sex and relationships, as well as to reaffirm the district’s support for the LGBTQ community.

Plenty of parents were less than thrilled about the new changes, however.

Oct 29 09:53

Oxford University bans clapping to keep people from being ‘triggered’

Student union representatives at the University of Oxford passed a motion this week to ban clapping and replace it with silent “jazz hands” waving, insisting that applause “could trigger anxiety”.

Oct 24 10:22

EDUCATIONAL SPYWARE COMPANY TO SCHOOL BOARDS: HIRE US TO SPY ON YOUR KIDS AND WE'LL HELP YOU SABOTAGE TEACHERS' STRIKES

SOURCE: BOING BOING
Gaggle is one of a handful of creepy companies that sell surveillance software to school districts, which monitor every keystroke and click on school networks -- they’re the latest evolution in spy-on-kids tech, which started off by promising that they’d stop kids from seeing porn, then promised they could end bullying, and now advertise themselves as a solution for school shootings, under the banner of being a "Safety Management Platform."

Gaggle has plenty of competition from the likes of Securely and Goguardian. The whole sector has undergone a massive buzzword-compliance overhaul and added "AI" to their products, using algorithms to decide which student keystrokes are worthy of being flagged as suspicious.

Oct 24 09:54

Educational spyware company to school boards: hire us to spy on your kids and we'll help you sabotage teachers' strikes

Gaggle is one of a handful of creepy companies that sell surveillance software to school districts, which monitor every keystroke and click on school networks -- they're the latest evolution in spy-on-kids tech, which started off by promising that they'd stop kids from seeing porn, then promised they could end bullying, and now advertise themselves as a solution for school shootings, under the banner of being a "Safety Management Platform."

Gaggle has plenty of competition from the likes of Securely and Goguardian. The whole sector has undergone a massive buzzword-compliance overhaul and added "AI" to their products, using algorithms to decide which student keystrokes are worthy of being flagged as suspicious.

Oct 24 09:19

Special-Ed Students Are Secretly Being Restrained And Labeled “High-Level Threats”

By MassPrivateI

Searchlight New Mexico’s disturbing report about threat assessments in the Albuquerque Public School (APS) system should serve as a wake-up call to everyone.

The report reveals that schools across the country have been giving students threat assessments for at least twenty years. Which should come as no surprise to my readers. Three years ago, I wrote about the dangers of using threat assessments on pre-school kids all the way through college.

What is happening in the APS system is enough to make even the most ardent supporter of threat assessments reconsider how schools use them...

Oct 22 18:35

IBTimes Publishes “The Dangerous Push for More Technology in Schools.” Silicon Valley Parents Still Sending Their Kids to Low-Tech or No-Tech Schools

By B.N. Frank

For many years now Silicon Valley parents – including Bill Gates and the late Steve Jobs – have been sending their own kids to private low-tech or no-tech schools AND limiting their use of it in their homes while tech companies have been convincing everybody else that their kids will benefit from using tech at home and in school. Did you know that?

Today’s Silicon Valley parents seem to be even more concerned about their kids’ exposure to tech. This includes making their nannies sign “no screens” contracts and spying on them to make sure they don’t break these contracts. Does it seem like they know something that most of us don’t?

Oct 19 16:25

U.S. Senator Calls For Halting TSA Facial Recognition In Airports As Tech Rolls Out In Schools Nationwide

By Aaron Kesel

A U.S. Senator called for an end to facial recognition in airports due to lack of oversight on the technology. Meanwhile, facial recognition is spreading across the U.S. in schools everywhere according to a report.

Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., brought up several issues with facial recognition technologies and warned against moving forward without sufficient protections for data being collected, during a hearing held by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Security on the use of biometric tech, Nextgov reported...

Oct 19 10:35

To Think Or To Work? That Is The Question

By John Klyczek

On both sides of the political aisle, workforce-training reforms are being touted as the be-all, end-all of America’s public education system. Right-wing “school choice” proponents, such as President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, push corporate charter school programs with workforce-training curriculums. Left-wing “community schooling” advocates, such as Democratic Presidential candidates Joe Biden and Julián Castro, push “lifelong-learning” programs with school-to-work curriculums. Both “conservatives” and “liberals” concur: the purpose of public education is workforce development.

Oct 19 09:14

A Week in the Life of a Homeschool Family is Probably Not What You Think

By Sarah Surette

When it comes to homeschooling, there are no two families with the same approach. Some families run like well-oiled machines, others thrive on a very fluid schedule and some, like our family, settles comfortably, somewhere in the middle...

Oct 19 03:04

Why Has There Been A 56% Increase In Suicide Among Young Americans In Just 10 Years?

Authored by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog,

It is very hard to face the future when you don’t have any hope. Today, our society offers more ways to entertain ourselves than ever before, but it offers very little hope. Most people spend most of their lives wandering from one thing to another looking for meaning and purpose, and of course most of those journeys come up empty. We may have a much higher standard of living than any other generation in history, but we are also have the highest rates of addiction, depression and suicide. As a society, we are deeply, deeply unhappy, and this is especially true for our young people.

How can things get that much worse in just 10 years?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These numbers are absolutely astounding.

Love; structure; and limits are the "three legged stool" that generally keeps kids happy; I have seen that within my own family, and although it is way too soon to predict what these children will do for work when they get older, they will be given encouragement to do something they love, and in which they will excel.

Oct 19 02:34

Terrorized, Traumatized, & Terminated: The Police State's Deadly Toll On America's Children

Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute,

“Mommy, am I gonna die?”— 4-year-old Ava Ellis after being inadvertently shot in the leg by a police officer who was aiming for the girl’s boxer-terrier dog, Patches

“‘Am I going to get shot again.’”—2-year-old survivor of a police shooting that left his three siblings, ages 1, 4 and 5, with a bullet in the brain, a fractured skull and gun wounds to the face

Children learn what they live.

As family counselor Dorothy Law Nolte wisely observed, “If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn. If children live with hostility, they learn to fight. If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.”

And if children live with terror, trauma and violence - forced to watch helplessly as their loved ones are executed by police officers who shoot first and ask questions later - will they in turn learn to terrorize, traumatize and inflict violence on the world around them?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF Mike and I had ever had children, the way kids are treated in public schools, is a damned good reason to not ever let them get enrolled in one.

Oct 18 14:38

Chicago Teachers’ Strike Shows Why We Don’t Need Public Schools

By Kerry McDonald

As the Chicago teachers’ strike continues with no end in sight, 300,000 students spend another day outside of the public school classroom. Chicago’s mayor, Lori Lightfoot, says this is damaging to children.

“We need to get our kids back in school,” the mayor said Thursday, CNN reports. “Every day we are out, that hurts our children.”

Really??

Oct 15 18:13

Detroit Teacher Told by Administrators To Remove “Columbus Was A Murderer” Sweatshirt

By John Vibes

A fifth-grade teacher from a Detroit area school was reprimanded and told to change her clothes because she was wearing a sweatshirt that said, “Columbus was a murderer,” on Columbus Day. Emma Howland-Bolton says she wore the shirt to class because she wanted to spark a discussion about the true history of the holiday.

Emma says that school administrators at Clipper Multicultural Magnet Honors Academy told her that she needed to remove the shirt because she was not allowed to express a political opinion.

“I was informed that my shirt was my opinion and I countered with it is a fact,” she told ABC7...

Oct 15 08:44

TO THINK OR TO WORK? THAT IS THE QUESTION

In this new age of rapidly advancing technologies that are automating “low-skill” jobs, many parents are understandably concerned that their children’s schooling will fail to prepare them to survive in a hi-tech future where the economy is driven by computers. However, parents should be skeptical of hyped-up “career pathways” curriculums that train students in hi-tech skills prescribed for job placement in the fields of “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics” (STEM).

Oct 13 12:59

SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE EXPOSED AS 30,000 KIDS UNDER AGE 10 ARRESTED SINCE 2013

SOURCE: THE FREE THOUGHT PROJECT
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Arrests of children have skyrocketed over the last decade according to the latest statistics published by the FBI. Gone are the days of sending children to the principal’s office for a paddling. Now children as young as 6 are getting arrested in Police State USA.

The statistics, complied from 2013 to 2018, revealed more than 30,000 children under the age of 10 have been arrested, averaging more than six thousand kids per year. Equally disturbing is students 10-12 years of age topped 266,000.

In the past, students and children were disciplined with consequences such as time out and paddling. As more and more schools replace handling things internally with external police state options like school resource officers, children are ending up with arrest records and their fingerprints stored in databases.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This appears a far better remedy than jail time.

School to prison only, unfortunately, doesn't give a kid anything more than a permanent record; and what are we telling the kid about themselves in this manner?!?

That they are broken beyond redemption, period, end of discussion.

Oct 13 11:04

Reactions to My Tweet Reveal the Ignorant Brutality of Young Socialists and Communists

An eye-opening social experiment unfolded on my Twitter feed over the past several days that reveals a lot about America’s new brand of young communists and socialists.

Not to bury the lede: Yes, they are still as repugnantly brutal as their predecessors in St. Petersburg and Phnom Penh – but today they add ignorance and infantilism to the toxic mix.

In other words, it is their professors who are to be blamed.

Oct 13 09:53

Iran: Looking Towards a Bright Future

Iran is a modern society with an ancient history. Together with China it is one of the world’s oldest continuous civilizations. For centuries it was the center of an ancient and vibrant culture, that can trace its origins back at least 7000 years before the Christian era.

A knowledge of and understanding of this proud and lengthy history is central to an appreciation of the stance taken by modern Iranian leaders to the imperialist ambitions of the United States whose post World War II presence in the West Asian region (the ‘middle east’ is an entirely European construct and his little geographical significance or meaning).

Oct 11 22:51

The Art of War Quotes

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”
? Sun Tzu, The Art of War

“Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.”
? Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Oct 11 06:10

Kansas Schoolgirl Arrested, Charged with Felony for Brandishing Finger Gun

A 12-year-old Overland Park girl formed a gun with her fingers, pointed at four of her Westridge Middle School classmates one at a time, and then turned the pretend weapon toward herself.
Police hauled her out of school in handcuffs, arrested her and charged the child with a felony for threatening...

Oct 09 06:44

The Book Is About To Close On The Late Great United States Of America

Our story could have ended very differently. If America had embraced the truth, that would have put us on a far different road than the one we are on today. Instead, we are steamrolling toward oblivion, and only a small handful of brave watchmen are even warning about the ominous fate that lies directly ahead of us. We live at a time when “evil” is called “good” and “good” is called “evil”, and just about every form of human degradation that you can possibly imagine is absolutely exploding in our society.

Oct 06 11:05

Girls are skipping school to avoid sharing gender neutral toilets with boys after being left to feel unsafe and ashamed

Gender-neutral toilets in schools have left girls feeling unsafe and even put their health at risk, parents and teachers have warned.

Girls who are menstruating are so anxious about sharing facilities with boys that some are staying at home for fear of being made to feel 'period shame'.

With a growing number of both primary and secondary schools installing unisex toilets, some girls are risking infections by refusing to urinate all day.

Others are so fearful they have stopped drinking liquids at school.

Oct 04 03:35

OHIO POLICE FIRED BLANKS DURING SCHOOL SHOOTER DRILL, NEEDLESSLY TERRIFYING STUDENTS

SOURCE: REASON
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Police officers outside of Dayton, Ohio, unsheathed their weapons and fired blanks in Franklin High School on Tuesday as part of a misguided effort to prepare students for a possible active shooter.

The planned drill unnecessarily ratcheted up the intensity of school lockdown procedures, which routinely require students and teachers to barricade themselves in their classrooms. That the exercise was potentially traumatizing was not lost on the officials who planned it, as they came equipped with “Social-Emotional Activities,” as well as counselors who could talk with any disturbed teens.

“There was a concern and it did cause some stress” among parents and students, Lt. Gerry Massey tells the Cincinnati Enquirer. Senior Samantha Earnhart, one such terrified student, said that she “became very emotional” and “started to cry” upon hearing the gunfire.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were Mike and I parents of a kid enrolled in this school, or any school which allowed/encouraged these kinds of drills, we would pull them out so quickly, as to make the principal's head spin, counterclockwise.

These drills are not about "education"; these drills are created to make students feel emotionally unsafe in any possible environment, and yet magically believe that "the State can/and will always be there to rescue them", which is pure, and utter, codswallop.

Oct 03 14:45

TheTinyDot

A situation too weird for 99.999% of people to adequately explain.

Oct 01 09:08

School Districts Use “Gaggle” To Monitor Students’ Free Speech And Social Media Posts

By MassPrivateI

Today, I give you a frightening story about free speech censorship and watchlists just in time for the countdown to Halloween.

A recent article in The Tennessean reveals how the Williamson County School District (WCS) is monitoring students’ free speech and social media posts.

The WCS recently implemented a “threat surveillance program” called Gaggle, that is so invasive and frightening one would be hard pressed not to call it a “gag” program that limits students’ free speech...

Sep 29 18:30

American Families Are Rejecting Hi-Tech School Curriculums and Their Zombifying Effect

By B.N. Frank

For many years, Silicon Valley parents (aka tech inventors) have been sending their kids to private low-tech schools and limiting their use of tech, whereas other American families are being told that providing “high tech” educations is what’s best for their kids. An increasing number of experts and studies continue to warn that this is definitely NOT best for kids, and it’s not just about eye damage from excessive screen use.

When students at a private school in Australia were given a choice between a high-tech education or no-tech education, they chose no-tech. When American families aren’t given a choice, some are removing their kids from schools...

Sep 27 19:35

Jack London?

As writer or thinker, Jack London can’t touch George Orwell, but he’s nearly the Brit’s equal when it comes to describing society’s bottom. To both, being a writer is as much a physical as an intellectual endeavor. Wading into everything, they braved all discomforts and dangers. This attitude has become very rare, and not just among writers. Trapped in intensely mediated lives, we all think we know more as we experience less and less.

London’s most enduring book may turn out to be The People of the Abyss, his 1903 investigation into the abjectly impoverished of London’s East End.

Dressed accordingly, London joined its homeless to see how they survived. With a 58-year-old carter and a 65-year-old carpenter, London wandered the cold streets, “From the slimy, spittle-drenched, sidewalk, they were picking up bits of orange peel, apple skin, and grape stems, and, they were eating them.

Sep 25 09:00

5 Tips on How to Pay Off That Student Loan Before You’re 30

By Chloe Anagnos

College isn’t the best option for everyone. Some will do just as well if not better by learning their craft through apprenticeships or by simply enrolling in a trade school. But when college is part of your calling and you simply cannot juggle a part-time job and school, taking on student loans might be your only option.

If this is your case, don’t despair. It is true that the government’s long history of getting involved with the student loan industry made the situation worse.

But despite the evidence, regulators don’t seem ready to get out of the picture just yet, meaning the cost of a college education will continue to rise...

Sep 24 17:30

Kids Preferred Books to Screens So School Bans iPads and Brings Back Textbooks

By B.N. Frank

More research and more experts warn that excessive screen use isn’t good for kids AND for a variety of reasons.

Silicon Valley parents (aka tech inventors) have been sending their kids to private low-tech schools for many years and limiting their use of tech in their homes.

Unfortunately, many public schools have become “high tech” - and that, of course, requires excessive amounts of screen time. Thanks to Healthy Food House for reporting about one private school in Australia that traded in their tech so students could learn happily ever after...

Sep 23 07:44

Family Shocked to Learn 6yo Girl Arrested, Cuffed, Booked into Jail for “Tantrum” at School

By Matt Agorist

In the land of the free, throwing a temper tantrum is now a crime, even for 6-year-old little girls. A Florida grandmother learned that the hard way this week after her granddaughter was arrested for doing that very thing at school.

Meralyn Kirkland explained to WKMG that her granddaughter had been arrested at Lucious and Emma Nixon Elementary charter school by Orlando Police Officers.

This tiny little girl was handcuffed and hauled off to the juvenile detention center where she was booked into the jail. She was fingerprinted and even had her mugshot taken...

Sep 21 12:41

U.S. Orders 2 Universities to Recast Tone on Israel

Are you flipping kidding me?!?!?

So now, the US Department of Education has the power to dictate curricula in higher education?!?

Forgive me,but I am gob-smacked by this "development" in US higher education, and have to wonder why De Vos chose these particular schools.

Sep 21 08:04

Why You and Your Kids Should Detox Your Mind by “Deschooling”

By Sarah Surette

Many children grow up immersed in the belief systems and moral compasses of their parents. Indoctrination in one way or another is inevitable.

The education system, for many, is a huge part of that indoctrination. In school, a child is told what is essential to learn. They are being handed all of the information necessary to pass tests. Those tests, combined with class participation and completed homework, make up the grades that will get the child into a good college. They are conditioned to take information and retain it without question.

In my previous article, I explained why unschooling–encouraging a child to use their natural curiosity to direct their own learning– is vital to our society. When children are removed from a traditional school environment to be unschooled, it is highly recommended that they first go through a “deschooling process”...

Sep 21 06:20

THE "CLIMATE STRIKE" IS CHILD ABUSE!

Whether the issue is "gun control" ™, "human rights" ™, or "the environment" ™, it is truly shameful how the Globalists always manipulate "the children" ™ to advance the agenda of the old international banker men (cough cough) hiding behind the last in a series of ascending curtains. Though many of these kids participating may be doing so only to get out of class for the day, we strongly suspect, based on an unintended survey which we conducted two year ago, that many millions of our our deluded young people have indeed been mind-raped beyond repair with this Globalist garbage. In spite of whatever setbacks that the New World Order crime syndicate has been dealt in recent years, this development carries very ominous portents (a $10 word for signs of something bad about to happen) for the future of domestic and geo-politics.

Sep 20 06:30

Grade-Rigging Scandal: Baltimore Students Missed 100+ Days Of School, Failed Classes, Still Graduated

For the last several years, we have been covering the grade-changing scandal in Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS). Administrators, teachers, and parents continue to come forward about the widespread fraud that allows children to graduate, even though they've missed school or failed classes.

Project Baltimore, who has spearheaded the investigation into BCPS fraud, has uncovered another school where students missed more than 100 days of class or failed ten courses in three years, still graduated during the 2019 school year.

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City Schools CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises accuses Project Baltimore of “sensationalism” and has “violated even the lowest standard of decency.” Fox45 requested an interview with Dr. Santelises concerning the allegations; we haven’t heard back. https://foxbaltimore.com/news/project-baltimore/city-schools-ceo-issue...

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I do not expect any teacher here to get fired; I am reasonably certain that they were forced to do this by their Union Leadership, because the numbers in terms of actual class attendance and and accomplishment were so horrific.

I have every respect for the good teachers in our system; but unfortunately, the system tends to punish good teachers (remember the film, "Stand and Deliver?!?) while promoting those who do nothing, except encourage mediocrity, and bear responsibility for the innumerate; illiterate; and inability to think logically state of far too many of our high school students.

The only things for which they will be qualified, are getting hired for "Rent-a-mob" jobs, and whatever bounty of public assistance for which they may well qualify.

City Schools CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises may scream at Project Baltimore all she wants; but if the information here is true, she needs to turn in her resignation papers right now, so she can protect whatever cushy union retirement benefits are left to her.

Because the failures of this school, and broken promises to parents, and students has been a constant for some time now. The System is Broken, 2017; Angry Dad lashes out when his 12th grader tests at 4th grade mathematics

Sep 19 06:21

Education Dept says Middle East Studies program has to advance the security interests of the United States in order to receive further funding

King’s letter accuses the consortium of pushing “narrow, particularized views of American social issues” on students. “Although a conference focused on ‘Love and Desire in Modern Iran’ and one focused on Middle East film criticism may be relevant in academia, we do not see how these activities support the development of foreign language and international expertise for the benefit of U.S. national security and economic stability,” reads the letter.

Sep 17 13:20

I'm A Proud College Dropout

Sep 17 09:42

The Teacher Shortage Is Real and about to Get Much Worse. Here’s Why

By Paul Boyce

One of the main stressors of teaching is the sheer amount of testing. Students are tested as frequently as twice per month and an average of once per month.

While testing has been around for decades, its increased involvement returned in 2002. As a result of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), teachers are “teaching to test.” These tests were designed to standardize the process and track progress. Schools must make accommodations for children failing to make progress.

There was a slight change to the law under the Obama administration. Passed in December 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) gives greater control to states. However, children are still consistently tested through grades three to eight for literacy and math. According to Harvard professor Daniel Koretz, ESSA does little to relieve the pressure of testing.

Why is testing bad? ...

Sep 15 03:51

HARVARD ADMITS TO $9 MILLION DONATION FROM JEFFREY EPSTEIN

SOURCE: ZEROHEDGE

Harvard University on Thursday night acknowledged that it had taken in approximately $9 million in donations from pedophile and alleged child sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein over the course of a decade ending in 2007, according to the Boston Globe.

The donations, the bulk of which occurred while former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers served as the university's President, provides clarity after Harvard maintained that it did not take money from Epstein after 2007 - just one year before he pleaded guilty to soliciting a minor for prostitution and was sentenced to 13 months in jail with partial 'work' release.

"Jeffrey Epstein’s crimes were repulsive and reprehensible. I profoundly regret Harvard’s past association with him," Bacow continued.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Funny, isn't it, that in this country, no matter how dirty the money may have been originally, it still buys those willing to do some horrific things to get it, "street cred", so that any university can bestow the "honor" of that person's donation, and get them positively noticed and acclaimed.

IF I were one of the bigwig attorneys for Harvard right now, talking to one of my tens of "Crisis Management Counselors" on my speed dial, I would be asking them, immediately, about creating a Harvard-inspired program, nationally, to stop child trafficking in its tracks, and find ways of making this program incredibly successful.

This issue has been a curse on this country for way too long a time, even from the times of the Franklin Scandal.

The Franklin Scandal; Still Evil After All these Years.

I know this will happen only when pigs discover they are aerodynamic; And I say this, because Harvard will most likely continue to support the monied who contribute to its noble causes, no matter where the money actually came from.

Sep 13 18:02

Better hungry than eating meat? UK school goes veg-only, no packed lunches… or freedom of choice

Children being made to eat vegetarian food for lunch in schools in Britain and France, and not allowed meat or fish, raises some serious questions about freedom of choice and possible dietary deficiencies.

Sep 13 08:30

Why so Many College Students Are In Mental Distress—And What Parents Can Do about It

By Kerry McDonald

With college classes underway for the fall semester, parents may worry about how their children will navigate campus life, balance academics and social pressures, and find their pathway to a meaningful career. While parents of college students have long shared these common worries, they now confront new concerns.

The number of college students experiencing mental health issues has soared, with survey findings from the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors suggesting that 41 percent of college students are anxious and 36 percent are depressed...

Sep 12 10:57

10 Mistakes Young Professionals Make While Job Hunting

By Katy Gambella

As a manager for a job placement company, I oversee a lot of talent searches for entry/junior employees.

This means I get to interact with a lot of young professionals and have a front-row seat for one of the most exciting (and often overwhelming) times for burgeoning professionals: the job search.

As you can imagine, I’ve seen some really interesting things. Like, reality television interesting. Some of it is beautiful and inspiring and gives me hope for the future of freedom. And some of it…well…it makes me want to bang my head against a wall...

Sep 12 10:10

Parents shocked as UK school asks kids to write ‘SUICIDE LETTER’ as part of English exercise

A school in the UK gave their teenage English students the task of writing a suicide note in the context of an exercise to explore suicidal feelings, prompting one “genuinely shocked” parent to complain.

Sep 11 13:50

What Vexes Small Business More than Taxes and Regulations?

By Jeffrey A. Tucker

The latest survey of small business contains a surprise. Or maybe it is not a surprise if you are or know a small business owner. Over the last six years, the concerns of taxes and regulations are being eclipsed by a new number-one concern: the lack of quality in the workforce.

Meanwhile, college enrollment is booming (50% to almost 70% in 30 years) but evidently it’s not helping to convince employers that these kids can get the job done. Indeed, the mass handing out of college degrees could have a perverse effect on work ethic: I’ve got my paper so you have to pay me just for being my awesome self!...

Sep 08 05:59

Students Prevented From Attending UK School Because They Refuse To Wear "Gender Neutral" Uniforms

Female students at a school in the UK were prevented by officials and police from attending class because they refused to comply with a new “gender neutral” uniform policy.

Around 100 students protested outside the gates of Priory School in Lewes in response to a letter sent at the end of the summer advising they would be mandated to wear trousers at all times.

The school claimed that the policy change was put in place to “address inequality,” and be “inclusive,” but students and parents were outraged.

Paul Embery

@PaulEmbery
Hats off to the girls at a Sussex secondary school who are refusing to comply with new rules requiring them to wear 'gender neutral' uniforms. The gates were closed on them because - shock, horror - they want to continue wearing skirts! All power to them!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This madness has utterly nothing to do with true education (critical thinking, math, and literacy) and everything to do with indoctrination; those who signed off on this program, should be summarily fired, and in short order, period, end of discussion.

Sep 07 18:35

How “Unschooling” Can Benefit Your Child and the World

By Sarah Surette

How could trust revolutionize education?

Peter Gray defines unschooling in his book Free to Learn, as “the category of home-based education most compatible with trustful parenting.” In this way, the parent is placing trust in the abilities and instincts of the child instead of allowing outside authorities to dictate what, where, when and how to learn.

Unschooling is a child-led, deadline-free and respect-centered method of parenting.

But unschooling is NOT passive...

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