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Apr 21 10:11

Putin Warns Russian Students Living In Britain: "Come Home Immediately"

Facing the "noticeable negative impact of Russophobic attitudes," Russian authorities have launched a campaign aimed at bringing home young people studying in the UK and other Western countries.

Apr 18 17:20

Bullied Student Tried To Commit Suicide At Maryland School The Day Before Seven Others Slit Their Wrists

A bizarre incident at a Maryland public school has an even more shocking twist, as parents reveal that their daughter attempted suicide at the school one day before seven other students cut their wrists with blades from pencil sharpeners. The parents say that the paramedics were not even called, and that the school tried to brush it under the rug.

Apr 18 15:32

7 Prince George's County elementary students cut wrists at school, officials say

Seven students at an elementary school in Prince George’s County cut their wrists at school using blades from pencil sharpeners, according to officials.

Officials with Prince George’s County Public Schools said a concerned parent at William Paca Elementary School in Hyattsville came forward on March 29 and an investigation was launched.

It was revealed that the students used blades out of pencil sharpeners to cut themselves, officials stated.

All seven students were seen by the school nurse and none of the children were taken to the hospital, according to officials. School counselors were brought in to speak with the students.

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WTF?

Apr 18 10:44

A Conversation on Race — Paul Craig Roberts

Considering that the only slavery experienced by any living black or white person is income tax slavery, race is an issue only because it has been orchestrated as an issue along with gender and sexual preference. These divisive issues are the products of Identity Politics spawned by cultural Marxism.
But orchestrated histories are not fact-based.

The working class, designated by Hillary Clinton as “the Trump deplorables,” is now the victimizer, not the victim. Marxism has been stood on its head.
In real Marxism, conflict is class conflict. Workers and capitalists have different interests, and history is a struggle between material interests. The capitalist is the villain and the workers are the victims.

In the pseudo Marxism of Identity Politics, the white race is the villain, especially the white heterosexual male, and racial minorities, women, and homosexuals are the victims.
But orchestrated histories are not fact-based.

Apr 17 08:42

Some Thoughts for Tax Day: Peace Revolution episode 086: Common Sense for the 21st Century by Lisa Arbercheski

Reference Map to Episode 086:

(1m-8m) Former SAS soldier Ben Griffin at Oxford Union
(8m-11m) Sample From: Thomas Paine – Christopher Hitchens Lecture (Full)
(11m-14m) Sample from (Wikipedia) Professor Andrew Galambos
(14m-17m) Thomas Paine: The Most Valuable Englishman Ever
(17m-29m) Samples from Andrew Galambos
(29m-40m) Attorney General Eric Holder and the Divine Right of Criminals
(40m-1h20m) Samples from Andrwew Galambos
(1h20m-1h31m) Statism: The Most Dangerous Religion (feat. Larken Rose)
(1h31m-1h37m) Samples from Andrew Galambos
(1h37m-1h50m) Richard’s introductory monologue
(1h50m-2h55m) Lecture 1
(2h55m-4h52m) Lecture 2
(4h52m-8h) Lecture 3
(8h-9h27m) Thomas Paine: The Most Valuable Englishman Ever
(9h27m-11h40m) Common Sense Audiobook by Thomas Paine (February 4, 1776)
(11h40m- 12h40m) Thomas Paine – Christopher Hitchens Lecture (Full)
(12h40m-15h45m) FREEDOM by Adam Kokesh

Apr 16 12:54

Israel advocacy groups demand questionable changes to Virginia textbooks, reports IRmep

Requested changes include:

Deletion of references to Israel "occupying" territories captured during the 1967 Six-Day War and substituting "controlled." International conventions clearly outline the responsibility of occupying powers and the illegality of collective punishment and population transfers.

Changes to maps to recognize Israel's declared "annexation" of East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. The U.S. and most other countries do not officially recognize Israeli annexation of either territory.

Substitution of references to "occupied territories" to "captured areas."

Substitution of references to "Jewish settlers" and "settlements" with "building of homes and communities."

Deletion of a lesson reviewing a video documentary by Iranian-American religious studies scholar, author, producer and television host Reza Aslan.
Deletion of an activity based on reading the biography and work of Palestinian legislator Hanan Ashrawi.

Apr 16 08:42

I JUST SUED THE SCHOOL SYSTEM !

Apr 15 07:38

Penn Professor Critical of Affirmative Action Receives ‘Academic Courage’ Award

University of Pennsylvania Law School professor Amy Wax received an award Tuesday night for continuing to voice opinions deemed unacceptable by liberal academia despite personal attacks on her integrity.

The Nation Association of Scholars presented Wax with the Peter Shaw Award for Academic Courage in recognition of her refusal to bow to the overwhelming public pressure she faced for criticizing affirmative action and suggesting all cultures are not equal.

Apr 14 19:23

School Offers Calm Space and Meditation for Children Who Might Otherwise End Up in Detention

A Philadelphia middle school has started offering tools such as meditation for children who might otherwise be sent to the principal’s office. The school is allowing children and staff to use a new “chill room.” In the room, they are offering tools and strategies to help diffuse tempers and deal with anger and stress.

Apr 14 16:55

How a Single Swedish Submarine Defeated the US Navy

Interesting use of the Stirling Engine (video).

Apr 14 14:38

Statement Issued By The Catholic Patriarchs Of Syria

We, the Patriarchs: John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, Ignatius Aphrem II, Syrian Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, and Joseph Absi, Melkite-Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, Alexandria, and Jerusalem, condemn and denounce the brutal aggression that took place this morning against our precious country Syria by the USA, France and the UK, under the allegations that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons. We raise our voices to affirm the following:

Apr 13 12:33

College hosts no-whites-allowed pool party

A private college in California will be hosting a pool party later today at which white people will be excluded, with only “people who identify as POC” permitted to attend.

“POC” stands for “person of color.” The event will take place at Scripps College’s Sallie Tiernan Field House pool, according to The Claremont Independent.

A Facebook announcement of the event lists the party as being hosted by Café Con Leche, a student group identified in the post as “the badass Latinx at Scripps.”

Apr 12 11:22

University of Tennessee at Knoxville Hosts ‘Anal Sex’ Workshop During ‘Sex Week’

The University of Tennessee at Knoxville hosted an anal sex workshop on Wednesday as part of their six-day “Sex Week” event.

On Wednesday, students at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville were invited to attend a workshop called “Butt Stuff 2.0: The Pegging.” According to the workshop’s description, it aims “to clarify how to safely and healthily engage in the act, as well as demystify any misconceptions regarding anal sex.”

Other workshop events during “Sex Week” are just as bizarre. Events include “Your Penis and You,” “Sucking D and Licking P,” “CSI: My Period,” and “Masturbation Nation.”

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Exactly what jobs are these students being trained for?!?

Apr 09 09:15

Teacher Told Not to Teach the Constitution

CALLER: Hi, Rush. I’m a former educator. I taught for several years down in LA. My thing is that what we see among the Millennials in the high schools is not accidental. It’s because of their schooling. The word “school” comes from a Greek word that means to control, hinder, or retard. And that’s what it does. Years ago I was corrected or chastised by two different principals and told, “You cannot use the United States Constitution in teaching social studies to your third graders.” I asked why. I was told, “You may not know this, but the Constitution contradicts the state-approved textbook too much.”

Apr 08 07:59

University hiring psychologist to treat 'microaggressions'

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is looking to hire a licensed psychologist to specialize in providing counseling to students who have experienced “microaggressions” and “bias incidents.”

The counselor will “especially” tend to “students from historically marginalized populations," and will have “priority in addressing the mental health needs of students of color.”

Apr 06 10:39

Soon-To-Be Ex-Teacher Sick Of Parents Who Coddle And Enable Their Kids Reveals What Was The Last Straw

Julie Marburger, a sixth-grade teacher at Cedar Creek Intermediate School, is at her wits end in the profession that she previously had such a passion for. “It has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember to have a classroom of my own,” she wrote. “And now my heart is broken to have become so disillusioned in these short two years.” She has already made the decision to quit teaching, and eloquently outlines why in a desperate and passionate post about the shortcomings of parents, administrators and government support.

Her post has resonated with many people, being shared almost 400,000 times over social media and prompting an outpouring of support and sympathy from fellow teachers who are also struggling to cope. Julie believes that teachers are leaving the profession “in droves” and there is a major crisis looming in the education system unless something changes soon.

Apr 05 09:45

House Takes Action, Fallin Explains Analogy in Day Three of Oklahoma Teacher Walkout

A 3 p.m. start time for the Oklahoma House didn’t stop teachers and their supporters from packing the gallery on Day Three of the Teacher Walkout. A revenue bill dedicated to an education fund was passed as the teachers looked on.

Governor Fallin clarified her analogy which compared the teachers to teenagers wanting a better car.

A group of Tulsa area teachers led by Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Deborah Gist began walking 110 miles from Tulsa to the Oklahoma Capitol to join the Walkout there.

Apr 05 08:41

Researchers boycott Korean university over 'killer robot' AI weapons lab

Over 50 researchers from 30 countries will be boycotting all contact with South Korea's KAIST university once it opens an artificial intelligence weapons lab.

Apr 04 10:46

Oklahoma teacher: 'I'd be on food stamps' without second job

From rodeo announcer to custom-cabinet builder, second jobs have become a necessity for many teachers in Oklahoma, where educators are some of the lowest paid in the nation.

Numerous schools will be closed for a second day Tuesday as teachers continue to rally at the Capitol. Demonstrators on Monday voiced their dissatisfaction with salaries, school funding and other issues.

Here are some who moonlight to make ends meet, sometimes working more than 40 hours extra per week:

Apr 04 10:38

'Women Might Get Raped If They Debate Men', So This College Debate Tournament Banned Men

It’s unfair. It’s sexist. And women might get raped.

That’s why a “special [debate] tournament” held at the University of Vermont this past weekend banned men from competing, organizers and participants in the North American Women’s and Gender Minorities Debate Championship told the Associated Press.

Apr 03 08:34

High School Counselor Arrested After Threatening To "Execute" White People

The in-school suspension coordinator/counselor at a Bridgeport, Connecticut high school has been arrested after threatening to “execute every white man he gets his hands on.”

Warren Harding High School’s Carl Lemon was taken into custody Wednesday on charges of second-degree threat and breach of the peace.

According to NBC-4 in New York, the police report states a teacher heard Lemon say “he couldn’t wait for the Panthers to give the OK and a revolution begins,” so he could carry out his threat. The teacher said Lemon had made “similar statements in the past.”

During Lemon’s arrest, the school was put on lockdown for approximately ten minutes. Police noted the counselor was “pacing around his desk and repeatedly” and opening and closing a desk drawer which contained a kitchen knife.

Apr 02 09:08

Brazilian School Districts Make Historic Switch to 100% Plant-Based Meals

Four cities in Brazil have pledged to transition all of the meals served at its public school cafeterias to 100 percent plant-based by the end of 2019.

Mar 27 20:16

Northwestern University to Host BDSM Lessons with Chicago Dominatrix

During Northwestern University’s upcoming “sex week,” students will be invited to learn about BDSM practices from a Chicago area dominatrix who goes by the monicker Lady Sophia. For the uninitiated, BDSM stands for bondage, discipline, dominance, submission, and sadomasochism. The erotic practice was made mainstream thanks to the popularity of the 50 Shades of Grey series.

Mar 26 11:35

Hawaii Among Least Innovative States Thanks to Failing Schools

Innovation is a principal driver of U.S. economic growth. In 2018, the U.S. will spend an estimated $553 billion on research and development — more than any other country in the world and over 25% of the world’s total — helping the nation rank No. 4 on the Global Innovation Index. According to the results of the ranking, knowledge and technology outputs are America’s particular strengths.

But certain states deserve more credit than others for America’s dominance in the tech era. These states continue to grow innovation through investments in education, research and business creation, especially in highly specialized industries.

In order to recognize the nation’s biggest contributors, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 22 key indicators of innovation-friendliness. Their data set ranges from share of STEM professionals to R&D spending per capita to tech-company density.

Mar 25 09:06

CHINA INTRODUCES "XI JINPING THOUGHT" IN THE CLASSROOM

As part of the massive government reorganization plan released earlier this week, China Daily writes that the party is establishing a new central leading group on education to:

“[E]nhance the CPC Central Committee's centralized and unified leadership in the area, speeding up modernization of China's educational system and meeting the people's demands for education.”

Improved political education will be part of its remit.

My thought bubble: When I was a student in a Chinese university in the early 1990s, I remember similar complaints about the stupidity of the political study classes. But the Communist Party won’t give up, and especially in the “New Era” under Xi in which party leadership of everything is the focus, we should expect intensifying efforts to force feed “Xi Jinping Thought” to students.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We have the same kind of "thought control" processes going on in this country; it's called "Common Core", where kids are encouraged to give pre-digested answers to questions; not to think critically; and accept what teachers say on face value, rather than ever worrying their heads about actually reading the Constitution or Bill of Rights for themselves.

Mar 22 10:12

Senators to colleges: Reveal foreign agents on campus

American universities need to reveal “the malign influence of foreign propaganda” on campus, according to a trio of Republican lawmakers.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced legislation Wednesday that would require U.S. colleges and universities to disclose any foreign government donation of $50,000 or more, in addition to requiring foreign-run programs to register as foreign agents with the Justice Department. The bill was spurred by concerns about Chinese-backed entities known as Confucius Institutes operating on dozens of American campuses, but it applies broadly to all foreign governments.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Including Israel?

Mar 22 10:11

Conservative paper pressured into suspending publication

Students reacted with "fear" and "anger" after several professors at Taylor University, a Christian college in Indiana, started an "underground" publication to challenge "social justice" from a conservative, Christian perspective.

The paper has temporarily suspended publication amid public condemnations from both students and the university administration, but plans to restore its website at some point in the near future.

Mar 22 09:14

Pitt display calls 'be a man' example of 'toxic masculinity'

A Resident Advisor at the University of Pittsburgh recently put up a display warning students about "toxic masculinity" and the "social reproduction of patriarchy."

The bulletin board display also claimed that masculinity contributes to a variety of mental health issues, and featured a "Male Protaganist Bingo" card with squares for things like "killing spree," "white," and "bald/crew cut."

Mar 22 09:10

Want to know why Mark Tititilli was fired?

The School Board and Administration aren’t talking. Mark has too much class. Received by FOIA – from one of his students. I’ve got LOTS more, including a cover sheet where the FOIA officer misspelled Marc’s last name in numerous places. If you aren’t disgusted after reading, what does it take? Maybe look at your property tax bill and see how much goes to schools?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Basically, Titilli repaired the drama department's lighting control system for a few hundred dollars of his own money, which apparently annoyed the school board, which had planned to replace the system for $50,000.

Mar 21 07:30

Bergstrom Proposes $6,000 Teacher Pay Increase Plan

Senator Michael Bergstrom is proposing a plan to pay for a $6,000 teacher pay raise over three years. His plan also includes a $2,500 state employee pay raise and a restoration of the state aid formula funding for education. The plan is to use three current bills to pay for the initial part of the plan.

Mar 20 20:28

Ron Paul Asks "Are Millennials Abandoning Liberty?"

Dr. Ron Paul discusses the current state of the "freedom movement" with Jeff Deist, his former Congressional chief-of-staff and new president of the Mises Institute.

Mar 20 14:25

Foreign-Exchange Student Threatened To Shoot Up California School After "Americans Didn't Accept Me."

This is exactly how such situations should be handled. Students and police both did a great job.

Mar 20 13:48

Catholic High School In Orange County, Calif. Quickly Works With Sheriff's Dept. To Avert School Threat

A Catholic High School in Orange County, California acted quickly in conjunction with local law enforcement earlier this month.

Mar 20 08:11

BDS event at Arizona State University to move forward

A university lecturer and Palestine rights activist will be allowed to speak at Arizona State University next month, after initially being barred due to a state law blacklisting advocates of an Israel boycott.

A court-approved agreement with the university allowing the event with Hatem Bazian to go forward is “a welcome development,” Gadeir Abbas, attorney with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), told The Electronic Intifada.

In February, the Muslim Students Association at Arizona State University had invited Bazian, University of California at Berkeley lecturer and chair of American Muslims for Palestine, to speak about the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign in support of Palestinian rights during an event on campus in April.

Bazian was asked to sign an agreement that included a clause certifying that he is not engaged with a boycott of Israel.

Mar 19 12:51

UPROAR AFTER NEW JERSEY HIGH SCHOOL ALLEGEDLY SUSPENDS STUDENTS OVER GUN-RANGE PHOTO

A New Jersey high school came under fire Friday after it allegedly suspended two students over a gun photo taken during a family visit to a shooting range.

Mar 19 12:03

Parents furious after 7 year-old, ‘the only white girl in her class,’ cast to play supremacist…

A Georgia school district is investigating after a 7-year-old student, “the only white girl in her class,” according to her father, was cast to play a segregationist in a school play.

In a video of the play, 7-year-old Anastasia Bertram, playing the part of a segregationist, yelled at a group of black children to “go away, you don’t belong here!” She then marched with a sign that read, “Go home,” on one side and “Cursed is the man who integrates” on the other.

Douglas County School District said it is investigating the March 2 incident at Burnett Elementary School in Douglasville, after the girl’s parents complained that they were never notified about their daughter’s involvement in the play, and that they had no idea the nature of her role until they were sitting in the audience.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Whatever happened to reading, writing, and arithmetic?!?

Mar 18 10:22

'We're Not an Environment for Snowflakes': College President Praises Trump

The president of a Missouri college and a member of his staff who sat at a roundtable with the Commander-In-Chief praised President Trump for his tax plan.

Jerry Davis of College of the Ozarks near Branson said he noticed that many American businesses were passing their tax savings to their employees.

"We want to be a part of that and be a good example," he said.

Davis said the College of the Ozarks is a "work college" where students are simultaneously employed while at school, and normally do not graduate with debt.

Mar 17 11:19

Arkansas School Paddles Kids Who Walked Out For National Gun Protests

By Aaron Kesel

Three students at a Greenbrier, Arkansas high school were bizarrely punished with paddles after walking out of school to participate in the national walkout to protest against gun violence, The Hill reported.

According to multiple reports, the three students were given the choice between in-school suspension or corporal punishment, meaning paddling...

Mar 17 10:52

Chicago GOP to File Lawsuit Against Chicago Public Schools: Student Walkout ‘Political Indoctrination, Pure and Simple’

The Chicago Republican Party plans to file a lawsuit against the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) over its decision to organize students to participate in Wednesday’s student walkouts that promoted gun control.

“It’s appalling that 10 to 14-year-old kids would be coerced, by their teachers, to participate in a political demonstration,” said Chris Cleveland, chairman of the Chicago GOP, in a statement. “A 10-year-old kid isn’t going to have an informed opinion on these political matters, and shouldn’t be expected to have the fortitude to hold a different opinion from everyone else in his or her classroom. This is political indoctrination, pure and simple.”

“It’s a violation of CPS policy, of state law, and of the First Amendment for a government-run school to organize a political demonstration and pressure students to participate in it,” he added.

Mar 17 09:44

Students from across the Universities of California call on regents to divest from Israeli human rights abuses

Yesterday, students, campus workers, and allies from across the University of California system were in Los Angeles to call on the UC Regents to listen to student voices and divest university funds from corporations that profit from human rights abuses against the Palestinian people. Following the UC Regents’ signing of the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investments in 2014 and clear votes in support of divestment by the University of California Student Association (UCSA), UC Graduate Student Worker Union (UAW 2865), and Student Governments on eight out of nine UC campuses, students are demanding the UC Regents ensure that the UCs reflect the values we all hold dear: freedom, justice, and equality.

Mar 17 09:25

It's Time To Worry When Colleges Erase Humanities Departments

To create programs that meet the evolving needs of students, UW-Stevens Point proposes shifting resources from programs where fewer students are enrolled. Discontinuing the following programs is recommended:

American Studies
Art – Graphic Design will continue as a distinct major
English – English for teacher certification will continue
French
Geography
Geoscience
German
History – Social Science for teacher certification will continue
Music Literature
Philosophy
Political Science
Sociology — Social Work major will continue
Spanish
In effect, UW-SP is cutting the heart out of its educational mission in order to “prepare for the future.” (Note that English, history and sociology will continue only as transactional majors.)

Mar 16 19:20

Professor dedicated to ‘dismantling whiteness’ to speak at Minnesota university

Another kind Jew helping people cure their 'whiteness'
From her Bio
General Interests
Feminist Anthropology; Activist Anthropology; Caribbean Anthropology; Critical Race Theory; Gender and Sexualities; Transnational Whiteness; Citizenship and Nationalism; Postcolonial Theory; Knowledge Production

Teaching Philosophy
Teaching is a political act; one that transforms both teacher and student. Political because the production of knowledge involves choices about which voices get heard, which are suppressed, and which are ignored completely.

Mar 16 09:45

The Greatest Threat to Campus Free Speech is Coming From Dianne Feinstein and her Military-Contractor Husband

There is no shortage of American pundits who love to denounce “PC” speech codes that restrict and punish the expression of certain ideas on college campuses. What these self-styled campus-free-speech crusaders typically — and quite tellingly — fail to mention is that the most potent such campaigns are often devoted to outlawing or otherwise punishing criticisms of Israel. The firing by the University of Illinois of Professor Steven Salatia for his “uncivil” denunciations of the Israeli war on Gaza — a termination that was privately condoned by Illinois Democratic Senator Dick Durbin — is merely illustrative of this long–growing trend.

Mar 16 09:44

The Glaring Evidence That Free Speech Is Threatened on Campus

At a recent Intelligence Squared debate, an audience filled an auditorium at Yale University to weigh the timely proposition, “Free speech is threatened on campus.” The debate concerned higher education generally, not just the host institution. And at the event’s conclusion, having heard arguments on both sides of the question, 66 percent of the crowd agreed: free speech is threatened. That represented a 17-point shift from a poll taken as the event began. The evidence is that persuasive.

One of the losers in the debate was Professor Shaun Harper of the University of Pennsylvania, who heads its Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education. He began by noting that “there has been a significant increase in the demand for our campus climate work” since last semester’s protests. In fact, he added, “this past December, we brought together 8,000 college presidents and other senior leaders who came to us for guidance on how to respond to racism on their campuses.”

Mar 16 09:26

Ohio Student Suspended for Refusing to Leave Classroom During Gun Control Walkout

A high school student in Hilliard, Ohio, didn’t want to pick sides in the contentious gun debate surrounding Wednesday’s “National Walkout,” so he stayed in class instead of joining the largely anti-gun protest or an alternative “study hall.”

Hilliard Davidson High School senior Jacob Shoemaker was then reportedly slapped with a suspension.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just another reminder that schools are not about creating independent self sufficient, thinking people, but about indoctrinating students into the Globalist, Leftist agenda of voluntary slavery.

Mar 15 09:07

Forced Government Indoctrination Camps

“Plans are underway to replace community, family, and church with propaganda, education, and mass media….the State shakes loose from Church, reaches out to School … People are only little plastic lumps of human dough.”

Edward A. Ross, “Social Control,” 1901

“Each year the child is coming to belong more to the State and less and less to the parent.”

Ellwood Cubberley, “Conceptions of Education” 1909

Before 1852 American education consisted of one-room school houses, independent teachers, and students of all ages attending of their own free will. Curriculums and funding came directly from local communities without a federalized bureaucracy ruling over every facet like today. From 18521918 things changed as the government began pushing to enforce compulsory schooling laws all across America.

Mar 15 08:26

15,000 Dutch Teachers Reportedly Go on Strike Over Working Conditions

About 15,000 primary school teachers from three Dutch provinces went on strike demanding higher wages and better working conditions, local media reported Wednesday.

According to the DutchNews media outlet, the strike took place in the Flevoland, North Holland and Utrecht as part of the nationwide campaign launched in 2017.

The teachers criticize the government for failing to meet the shortage of primary school teachers in the country despite the fact that it would toughen in future and call on Amsterdam to spend more money on employment of teachers.

The next strike under the campaign is expected to take place on April 13 in the provinces of Drenthe, Friesland and Groningen.

Mar 15 07:57

REVEALED: Threesomes, snog an Uber driver and drink a bong, the shocking sexual and drugs tasks that sorority girls were forced to do on 'scavenger hunt' that got it banned from campus

The scavenger hunt that got a sorority booted from Lehigh University's Pennsylvania campus until 2020 reveals a list of activities women were instructed to partake in, including sexual activities.

The Alpha Chi Omega sorority sisters at Lehigh University were encouraged to 'ski pole two boys' which is slang for manually stimulating two men at once, as well as 'hooking up with an Uber driver.' Another task told participants to drink bong water, and yet another told the women to participate in threesomes.

The list, which was reported by Total Frat Move, was used for a December sorority event and circulated online. The university ruled that the 77 tasks had violated the school's Code of Conduct.

Mar 14 10:17

Activist: DeVos’ ‘60 Minutes’ Interview Shows She’s a ‘Clear White Supremacist’

An interview that United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sat down for with "60 Minutes" journalist Lesley Stahl aired on Sunday - and it was a trainwreck, critics say.

With DeVos struggling to offer sound evidence for how her decisions have improved student performance, critics deemed the interview yet more evidence the Michigan native is unqualified for her job.

Speaking with Radio Sputnik's Loud & Clear, Bill Ayers, an activist, educator, and author of the book "Demand the Impossible: A Radical Manifesto," doubled down on the notion that the 60-year-old official "hates public education."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trying to salvage Common Core.

Mar 13 12:32

Survey: Democrat College Students Say 'Inclusivity' More Important Than Free Speech

A solid majority of US college students say that "diversity and inclusivity" should take precedence over free speech, with Democrats overwhelmingly favoring the protection of feelings over free speech and Republicans overwhelmingly favoring free speech over the protection of feelings.

Mar 13 10:37

UMN hosting prof to lecture on ‘the violence of whiteness’

The University of Minnesota has invited a professor dedicated to “dismantling whiteness” to speak next week on how whiteness is an “existential threat” to the United States.

Lisa Anderson-Levy believes that "teaching is a political act," and will discuss ways to "decenter whiteness" at academic institutions.

Mar 13 07:09

School Daze...

Sunday night was Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s turn through the CBS 60-Minutes wringer of censure with a visibly frustrated inquisitor Lesley Stahl trying to hector her into self-incrimination.

The sad truth about American schools is that they’re a mirror for the painful collapse of the society they supposedly serve - a process ongoing for decades before Ms. DeVos came on the scene.

The expectation that some uber-regent can or ought to fix public education is bound to disappoint a news media searching for saviors. The further we leave the 20th century behind, the more anomalous its organizing principles look, especially the idea of preparing masses of young people for mass, regimented work at the giant corporate scale.

Mar 13 06:32

Teacher and students beat Trump piñata in HS Spanish class … this is a US public school, folks

Students and teachers in a Spanish class at Laguna Hills High School were allegedly filmed beating a piñata resembling President Trump during class time, prompting the school district to investigate, CBS 2 reports.

Mar 13 06:09

Universities that censor speech on Palestine pose as champions of protest

Last week, students at the University of Virginia protested during a campus event featuring a group of Israeli soldiers.

The soldiers were part of Reservists on Duty, an organization that aims to counter the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights on US college campuses.

They were brought to campus by Israel-aligned groups in order to “humanize the conflict” – in other words, to distract from Israel’s human rights abuses and help brand the Israeli military as “the most moral army in the world.”

Protesters held signs and chanted slogans including, “Fight the power, turn the tide, end Israeli apartheid.”

Following their action in solidarity with Palestinians living under Israeli military rule, the University of Virginia’s dean of students Allen Groves accused the protesters of violating univerisity rules and hampering free speech.

Mar 13 05:55

Masturbation hacks and consent advice: how YouTubers took over sex education

When Lily was at school, she remembers the boys and girls being separated for a sex education class. The boys were given one booklet; the girls another. “In the boys’ booklet, there was a section on masturbation and there wasn’t in the girls’ booklet,” she says. “A girl put her hand up and said: ‘Why don’t we have that?’ and one of the teachers said: ‘Girls don’t do that, that’s disgusting.’ It shouldn’t be a shameful thing to talk about. It can be a bit awkward and embarrassing, but we should be talking about it.”

Mar 12 07:02

Gun Control Rallies: How Today’s students have been Brainwashed to prepare for this moment their whole lives

In some ways, today’s students have been preparing for this moment their whole lives. Their educational experiences have been shaped by concepts like collaborative work, project-based learning, real-world scenarios, finding innovative solutions, and the underlying mantra that they can save the world.

In lower elementary, perhaps they’re taken out to a weedy, forgotten corner of campus and asked to imagine a verdant garden thriving in that very spot. And then maybe they’re given tools and seeds and time in their day to make that garden happen.

In middle school they might break into groups and build little cars that run on solar panels or draw designs for water filtration systems to solve the drinking water crisis in faraway countries.

Mar 11 10:23

Graduate, 29, sues university for £60,000 over her 'Mickey Mouse' degree in international business strategy

A graduate is suing her university for £60,000 over her 'Mickey Mouse' degree in international business strategy.

Pok Wong, 29, claims that Anglia Ruskin University made fraudulently misleading claims in its prospectus about high-quality teaching and career prospects.

She is seeking damages for a breach of contract and fraudulent misrepresentation, according to the Telegraph.

Ms Wong also claimed on Facebook that she was 'forcibly removed' from the stage during her graduation day for protesting about the quality of her course.

Mar 11 09:57

Educators need to denounce the smear tactics of Canary Mission

As the movement for Palestinian rights has grown and broadened worldwide, so too have efforts in the U.S. to silence any criticism of Israeli policies; the anonymously staffed and funded Canary Mission website is one of the most disturbing examples of such censoring efforts.

Mar 11 09:49

Arizona State University Asks Palestinian Academic to Sign Contract Not to Criticize Israel

Arizona State University asked a Palestinian academic to sign a speaker agreement which included a clause that prohibits criticising Israel or engaging with the BDS movement.

Mar 10 09:06

Student barred from class for claiming there are two genders

A student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania was recently barred from attending a religious studies class that he needs in order to graduate after he questioned his instructor's claims regarding the "reality of white male privilege."

Lake Ingle said he objected to some of the claims made in a video featuring a transgender woman, and countered by arguing that there are only two genders and that the "gender wage gap" is a myth.

Mar 08 10:21

BEN CARSON CATCHES HEAT FOR CUTTING 'FREE FROM DISCRIMINATION' PROMISE OUT OF HUD MISSION

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is being widely condemned for plans to slash anti-discrimination language from HUD's mission statement in favor of language that emphasizes "self-sufficiency."

The revision, first reported by Amanda Terkel at The Huffington Post, was made "in an effort to align HUD's mission with the Secretary's priorities and that of the [Trump] administration," according to a March 5 memo obtained by Terkel.

The new mission statement is:

"HUD's mission is to ensure Americans have access to fair, affordable housing and opportunities to achieve self-sufficiency, thereby strengthening our communities and nation."

The previous version, which promoted creating "inclusive communities...free from discrimination" and is still on the agency's website, was:

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I think where Dr. Carson "missed the mark" was not combining the two, self-sufficiency, coupled with non-discrimination.

But we have to start with the educational system, in this country, which is still highly discriminatory against children of color, as though they should be consistently satisfied with "less than", and turned out at 17 or 18 illiterate, innumerate, and unable to think critically.

This is why we do seem to have a permanent underclass in this country, created, very cynically, by those political interests which thrive on keeping people dependent on the State; that keeps those people consistently voting in one direction, even when that direction has had a miserable outcome for them, their kids, and their grandkids, if, in fact, they are able to survive the mean streets of America's inner cities.

Does anyone remember the magnificent film, "Stand and Deliver", starring Edward James Olmos, which challenged his Hispanic math students and constantly reminded them that they were descended from the Aztecs, who were brilliant mathematicians, and who were doing math a heck of a lot better than were their European counterparts of the same time period?!?

Every kid in this country, no matter their background, deserves a narrative like that; something to both challenge and inspire; because without it, they become lost in the system.

Although Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, appeared to be more than a little tone-deaf, as when she made her appearance at Parkland in Florida, perhaps she has the right idea when it comes to privatizing education.

There are private schools which have a very decent track record at helping kids learn better; Kumon comes to mind here, and parents who feel that their kids are "not getting it" in their public educational programs flock to Kumon and schools like it, to make sure their kids can compete, and get into a good college or trade school when they graduate high school.

Perhaps an institution like Kumon should be given a shot at running a charter school in cities where the problems are the greatest with education, places like Baltimore or Chicago. See what the numbers look like, in terms of kids actually learning, compared to the horrific failures most public schools have become.

But in this century, with the advent, and use of AI, coupled with automation, kids need an entirely different set of tools, when it comes to what jobs in the 21st century are going to look like, and what they will need to compete. Fast food jobs will be all but eliminated, with the advent of technologies like "Flippy" taking the place of humans.

Meet Flippy, your burger-flipping robot

All of America's schools, and those who cobble together curriculum for those schools need to be highly mindful of this.

Mar 08 08:15

Arizona university forces speakers to sign pledge they don’t boycott Israel

A professor has filed a lawsuit against Arizona State University and the state’s attorney general over a gross violation of free speech rights.

It is the second legal challenge to Arizona’s 2016 law against supporters of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign for Palestinian rights.

The Muslim Students Association at Arizona State University had invited American Muslims for Palestine chair, University of California at Berkeley lecturer Hatem Bazian, to speak about Palestine and the BDS campaign during an event on campus next month.

In order to participate, Bazian and other members of his group who had been invited were asked to sign the university’s speakers agreement – usually a boilerplate legal document outlining the terms of an event.

But Arizona State University’s agreement includes a clause that speakers must certify they are not engaged with the BDS movement.

Mar 08 07:20

Christian group sues Michigan university after it is kicked off campus

A Christian student group is suing a Michigan college after being stripped of its official recognition solely because it required its religious leaders to embrace Christianity.

After 75 years on campus, Wayne State University unconstitutionally de-recognized InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in October, because the group requires its leaders to be Christians, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court yesterday.

“I believe they were unfair and discriminatory,” Lori Windham, senior legal counsel at Becket, representing InterVarsity, told Fox News. “The university let dozens of other student groups choose student leaders according to their beliefs. There’s no reason to single out InterVarsity because of its Christian beliefs.”

Mar 08 06:52

Baltimore School District Can’t Heat Schools But Are Sending 60 Busloads of Kids to Anti-Gun March with Free T-Shirts and Meals

The Baltimore city school system could not heat the schools this past winter.

Parents stormed the school system headquarters in January to demand the schools raise the temperature in the classrooms.

But that didn’t stop Baltimore Mayor from offering to send 60 busloads of kids to an anti-gun rally in Washington DC later this month.
Mayor Catherine Pugh announced at the Tuesday rally that the city will send 60 buses to the march against guns in Washington DC. later this month. The broke city will also provide food and free T-shirts.

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