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Jun 05 10:25

Action Alert:  Oppose ADL for “anti-bias” training on California campuses

Following lobbying by the Anti Defamation League (ADL) and the Jewish Public Affairs Committee last year, the University of California and the California State University received a $1.2 million legislative grant for anti-bias training on campus.

ADL is a powerful zionist organization that has lobbied for years to shut down criticism of Israel; it has a history of spying on and smearing progressive organizations and minority communities; and has repeatedly pressured universities to punish students and faculty who advocate for Palestinian rights.

The bidding process for the training is set up so that almost certainly only ADL will qualify for the grant. The award is scheduled to be announced on June 7th.

Jun 05 09:26

100 Reasons to Homeschool Your Kids

By Kerry McDonald

From fostering creativity and freedom to providing impressive educational outcomes, homeschooling is an increasingly appealing option...

Jun 02 09:31

Graduate gets £60k payout over 'false advertising' claim

A graduate who sued her university over her "Mickey Mouse" degree has received a £60,000 out-of-court settlement.

Pok Wong graduated with a first in international business strategy from Anglia Ruskin University in 2013.

But she claimed the university "exaggerated the prospects of a career" and sued them for false advertising.

A spokesperson for Anglia Ruskin University said the settlement was agreed with their insurer's solicitors, and they did not support it.

May 31 07:30

Is Twitter making you 'stupid'? Italian scientists find the performance of students who use the site to study drops by up to 40%

Using Twitter to debate may be responsible for a drop in the quality of public discourse, a new study suggests.

Researchers found that Twitter use among students correlated with a drop in test results of between 25 to 40 per cent.

Experts say that the drop was most noticeable among higher-achieving students, and that the use of social networking sites had impaired their performance.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said last year that his firm is responsible for 'building a systemic framework to help encourage more healthy debate, conversations, and critical thinking.'

But the finding may confirm what many people have already claimed - that social media is not the best place for a well-informed discussion.

May 30 09:38

Shameless! Defiant William H. Macy buys 'congrats grad' balloons to celebrate graduation of his daughter Sofia, 18, from high school despite wife Felicity Huffman ADMITTING paying $15,000 bribe to get her into college

William H. Macy has been photographed preparing to celebrate his daughter's graduation - just two days after his wife admitting cheating to get the 18-year-old into college.

The 69-year-old actor bought balloons and a cake at a West Hollywood grocery store after his wife Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty to paying $15,000 to help the teenager get a higher SAT test score.

The gifts were likely for the couple's eldest child Sofia Grace Macy, 18, who is set to graduate from Los Angeles High School of the Arts tomorrow.

However, USC, the college Sofia applied to, last month said it would reject all prospective applications connected to the scandal.

The Academy Award nominated actor could be seen loading the balloons and cake into his convertible Porsche on Wednesday.

May 29 11:41

Scott Adams: How to Win on Social Media for 2020

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1133735101156564992

Start your day feeling good…your whole day just seems to go great
Middle East is better situated for peace possibilities then ever before
President Trump and Chairman Kim having fun at Joe Biden’s expense
The Netflix of online education, a free market system for classes
Online education CAN become good enough to replace regular classes
Anti-Abortion states and the financial impact
Candace Owens is making something obvious to African-Americans
What to do about social media determining who wins in 2020
WaPo has conflated crime and black people…that’s just wrong

May 29 11:26

Delingpole: Cambridge Appoints Grievance Archaeologists to Unearth Slavery Shame

Cambridge University, formerly a distinguished seat of learning, is funding two grievance archaeologists to go through its archives in order to discover how guilty it needs to feel about slavery — and how much it owes in compensation.
Glasgow University, also formerly a distinguished seat of learning, has already done this. It has decided that it has benefited from slavery to the tune of £200 million — a debt it now plans to repay in a programme of “reparative justice” which includes setting up a centre for the study of slavery.

May 27 13:00

Oxford University Dumbs-Down Admissions Process For 'Disadvantaged' Applicants

With the goal of increasing Oxford University's undergraduate students intake from disadvantaged backgrounds from 15% to 25% over the next four years, the prestigious British university has unveiled a "sea change" in its admissions process.

Echoing the new SAT 'Adversity Score' in the US, which attempts - through various socioeconomic factors - to adjust applicants' 'clean' merit score for their relative disadvantage in life, The Telegraph reports that Oxford will offer places with lower grades to students from disadvantaged backgrounds for the first time in its 900-year history.

50 students in the new intake - which will include refugees and young carers - will be eligible to receive offers “made on the basis of lower contextual A-level grades, rather than the university’s standard offers”.

May 24 10:03

CRITICISMS OF NEW SAT ADVERSITY SCORE CONTINUE TO MOUNT

SOURCE: JENNIFER KABBANY VIA THE COLLEGE FIX
Authored by Jennifer Kabbany via The College Fix,

The recent decision by the Scholastic Aptitude Test to add a so-called adversity score to test takers’ results for college admissions’ officials to weigh has been almost universally panned.

Few think it’s a good idea to give students an “overall disadvantage level” ranking.

First, conservative scholar Heather Mac Donald laid out several big problems with the new index, noting it’s basically affirmative action and reinforces the soft bigotry of low expectations.

The College Fix’s senior reporter Christian Schneider also weighed in, calling it “just another invitation for fraud.”

“Clearly, lying about one’s racial identity is wrong – but in a country where racial makeup is growing more complex and college admittance is as competitive as ever, students can hardly be blamed for trying to give themselves a leg up,” he opined.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I graduated from college with a 3.75 GPA; and I had a "learning disability" which was not even uncovered until Mike and I started dating.

He took me to a safety-approved gun range, and as someone who always thought of themselves to be right-handed, I couldn't hit the broad side of a barn , or the target, with my right hand.

Mike looked at me, smiling somewhat knowingly,and said: "Giggles and grins, honey, try doing this with your left hand; and I was able to hit the target much more toward the center, and indeed, in the center frequently; I was right handed, left-eye dominant, which is described as "mixed brain dominance", which is why, to this day - at 70 - I cannot, for the life of me, sightread a piano score, cold. (And yet, I am a published composer! :-)

I wish these kinds of things could be diagnosed, and treated very early in all of our childrens' educations; it would make their subsequent learning, far easier, and much more successful.

May 23 16:49

Homeschoolers Sleep Better and Eat Healthier Than Normies

Study finds better sleep, diet habits help homeschoolers counter shortfalls in formal exercise. Homeschoolers see no added health risks over time. 

Years of home-schooling don't appear to influence the general health of children, according to a Rice University study...

May 23 15:39

Huawei builds its own chip factory in Cambridge to counter Arm blow

Huawei is to make its own chips at a new factory in Cambridge UK technology hotspot as it fights back from the latest backlash from the US-China trade war.

The chip factory is slated for the 550-acre former Spicers site at Sawston for which Huawei recently paid £37.5 million, as first revealed by Business Weekly.

It appears the Chinese ICT giant had anticipated escalation of the bitter China-US impasse in making the Cambridge land acquisition as part of multi-billion dollar investment in the UK economy.

May 23 10:55

The World Is Getting Increasingly Dumber, Study Finds

Western Europe is home to a cluster of developed economies that boost some of the highest standards of living in the world. But that could soon change. Because as Evan Horowitz writes on NBC News's new "Think" vertical, IQ scores in France, Scandinavia, Britain, Germany and even Australia are beginning to decline.

The trend has been well-documented across Western Europe, and could soon carry over to the US as well. Which means the data have confirmed what millions of Americans who have watched cable news or logged on to twitter over the past three years probably already suspected: The world is getting dumber.

May 21 09:15

Socialist Ocasio-Cortez Weighs In on a Billionaire’s Gift to Debt-Saddled College Kids

You can’t count on this, she warned.

Don’t expect handouts.

Don’t get into debt in the first place.

Don’t expect billionaires to bail you out of life.

Oh, and college should be affordable for all — courtesy of the U.S. government.

These were some of the messages and vibes Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) shared with today’s young people on her Twitter account in the wake of an extraordinary and surprising gift by billionaire investor Robert F. Smith at Morehouse College over the weekend during its latest commencement.

He’s pledged to take care of all the graduates’ student loans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

No making this lady happy, is there?

May 20 11:18

Graduating students left stunned as billionaire pledges to pay off ALL of their student loan debt during his commencement speech at Morehouse College in Atlanta

Billionaire philanthropist Robert F. Smith pledged to pay off all of the student loan debt for every member of Morehouse College's 2019 graduating class during his commencement speech on Sunday.

In the span of seconds, the CEO and Chairperson of Vista Equity Partners changed the lives of the 430-some graduates of the all-male, historically black college in Atlanta.

The total price tag of Smith's generosity will amount to approximately $40 million.

May 20 10:52

Bernie Sanders: If we can pay baseball players hundreds of millions, teachers deserve a raise

If Bernie Sanders were an MLB general manager, he would probably be the type who chases bargain players rather than signing free agents to mega contracts.

The presidential contender posted a video on his Twitter account Saturday showing him at a campaign stop talking about raising pay for school teachers. And he used baseball salaries to make his point.

May 19 09:42

Rick Singer Advised White Parents to Claim Their Kids Were Nonwhite on College Applications

The man behind the scheme to help wealthy students get into elite colleges by cheating on tests and faking athletic credentials also advised some families to falsely claim students were racial minorities, exploiting the push to diversify campuses, according to two people familiar with the situation.

A son of Marjorie Klapper, a parent scheduled to plead guilty Friday for participating in the scheme, was incorrectly listed on his Common Application as being black and Hispanic, the people said. William “Rick” Singer, the college counselor who has agreed to plead guilty in the case and is awaiting sentencing, also arranged for a proctor to cheat on the ACT admissions test for the teen, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation affidavit filed in the case. …

May 17 07:15

The High Cost of Free College

By Antony Davies and James R. Harrigan

Last year, total student debt in the United States passed the $1.5 trillion mark. Even after subtracting loans that are paid down, the total has been growing at around $80 billion per year.

Relative to the economy, outstanding student loan debt may have peaked last year, but the amount in question is alarming. Around 11 percent of student debt is either delinquent or in default, which is more than four times the delinquency rates for credit cards and residential mortgages.

Student debt has become so large that politicians on both sides of the aisle are noticing...

May 16 11:00

Ohio High School Protects Sensitive Children By Ditching Valedictorian And Salutatorian Honors

A High School in Mason, Ohio has eliminated their valedictorian salutatorian honors in order to help the "mental wellness" of other students," according to Fox19.

Instead of the two honors bestowed on the two highest achievers, Mason High School located in a Cincinnati suburb will stick with the Latin honors system - awarding students with a 4.0 GPA summa cum laude, those with a 3.75 - 3.99 GPA magna cum laude, and those with a GPA between 3.51 and 3.74 as cum laude.

The school is also going to begin classes 30 minutes later next year, and are also considering reducing the amount of homework after school and during summer vacation.

If only the real world were so accommodating!

"This will help reduce the overall competitive culture at MHS to allow students to focus on exploring learning opportunities that are of interest to them," said Principal Bobby Dodd.

May 13 10:12

8-YEAR-OLD GRILLED ABOUT GENDER, PARENTS SUE SCHOOL

A school district in Oregon is being sued after a teacher repeatedly grilled an 8-year-old student about whether he thought he is a girl, gave him videos on transgenderism to watch and provided instructional books.

Oddly enough, that type of behavior likely will be standard practice soon in California.

KPTV-TV reported the parents of a student in Woodburn, Oregon, filed a complaint alleging their son was held back from recess by the teacher for multiple one-on-one conversations about his gender identity.

The parents were not told what the teacher was doing, they said.

“The mother and father in Woodburn are now suing a school district for nearly a million dollars after they say a second-grade teacher singled out their son by asking him if he was transgender. The parents say the teacher had inappropriate conversations with the child at school without their permission,” the station reported.

May 11 09:46

How College Profs Push Students to Socialism

After the collapse of the housing market in 2008, professional historians gave birth to a new sub-field of history usually referred to as “the new history of capitalism.” Economic history is hardly novel, but the new history of capitalism takes the approach that capitalism is the “thing” that needs to be explained. In the past decade, this field has become one of the most fashionable trends in the history profession, with centers for the study of capitalism being established at Cornell and the University of Georgia.

May 09 11:47

Mark Shneider Nuclear Futurist

Raising public awareness of Gen IV Nuclear!

May 09 09:40

Pennsylvania Principal Forced to Stop Saying ‘God Bless America’

A district in Pennsylvania has prohibited an elementary school principal from saying ‘God Bless America’ after the Pledge of Allegiance, following a single parental complaint on the practice.

Peter Brigg, the principal at Sabold Elementary School, had made a practice of saying the phrase as part of his morning routine for several years.

A parent at the school somehow took offense to Brigg’s patriotic statement, filing a complaint with the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

“When a public school regularly proclaims, ‘God bless America,’ it sends a message to its students that the school is endorsing and compelling belief in God,” the group wrote in a letter.

They argued it violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the Constitution

May 08 15:26

Coca-Cola can 'quash' findings from scientists and walk away with the data: Many universities funded by the firm sign contracts allowing it to terminate studies 'without reason', study finds

Coca-Cola has a contract allowing the company to 'quash' findings from health research it funds at universities in North America, a new study reveals.

Through more than 87,000 documents obtained through Freedom of Information requests, researchers at the University of Cambridge identified several clauses in legal documents that provide such a loop hole.

It gives the company early access to scientists' findings and the right to 'terminate [research] without reason' - with the power to seize the data to prevent further study.

The firm has pledged transparent and 'unrestricted' support for science, funding studies that often have great influence in the fields of nutrition, energy and exercise.

But the researchers say the legal clauses they have found mean that Coca-Cola could suppress 'critical health information' - and may have already done so - but there is no way of knowing if so, what, when, to what extent.

May 08 11:23

The West – Full Spectrum Dementia: Bogus News Media, Corruption of Academic Research, Irrational Lies Fed into the Educational System

Journalism has never been free of propaganda. News has always been produced and marketed like any other commodity, satisfying and shaping consumers’ opinions, loyalties and taste. Over the last thirty years, the US elites and their allies have effectively eliminated conventional journalism in favor of propaganda and counter-propaganda serving their relentless war on the majority world. Integral to that war in recent years has been the purposeful manipulation of social media so as to usurp and compromise any remnants of orthodox news reporting.

May 05 06:28

Florida teachers can be “good guy with a gun” under new bill allowing them to pack heat

Florida’s House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday allowing full-time teachers to carry guns in the classroom – expanding on a program launched in the wake of the deadly Parkland high school shooting in February 2018.

May 02 10:47

21 Indian students kill themselves in a week after IT blunder meant they failed key exams

Up to 21 students have killed themselves in the last week in India after an IT glitch led to them failing their exams.

The victims, from Telangana state, include at least one boy who threw himself in front of a train and another girl who burned herself to death, local media reports.

Ministers have admitted there were 'major failings' with a new IT system used to grade the papers and that human error played a part as well.

May 01 12:08

Jewish students sue to oust pro-Palestinian panel from UMass

A group of Jewish students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is asking a judge to order a panel discussion about Palestinian human rights off campus because it is anti-Semitic.

The panel, titled "Not Backing Down: Israel, Free Speech, and the Battle for Palestinian Human Rights" is scheduled for Saturday and features Roger Waters, a member of the rock band Pink Floyd. The panelists are expected to argue that pro-Israel groups have tried to silence Palestinian points of view.

A Superior Court judge heard arguments Monday but did not rule.

The panel is sponsored by an organization run by a UMass faculty member, and co-sponsored by two academic departments.

Apr 29 10:20

UCLA, Cal State LA Quarantine Students Who Cannot Prove They Had Measles Vaccination

A quarantine order has been issued for hundreds of students and staff at two major Los Angeles universities – the University of California, Los Angeles, and California State University Los Angeles — who may have been exposed to measles and either have not been vaccinated or cannot verify that they have immunity.

UCLA reported that, as of Wednesday, there were 119 students and 8 faculty members were ordered to avoid contact with others. However, by Friday morning than number had fallen, with less than 50 staff and students yet to prove their immunization status. One student remained quarantined on campus.

Apr 29 09:17

BORDER PATROL RELEASING THOUSANDS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IN TUCSON

Via: AZ Central:

Border Patrol officials have begun releasing migrant families in Tucson because they lack the space to detain them and immigration officials are unable to take them into custody.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency that normally takes custody of asylum-seeking families once they have been processed, has continued releasing families in Tucson.

That includes migrants apprehended in the Tucson sector as well as migrants who crossed through the Yuma area. Pima County officials estimate that ICE has released about 7,000 migrants in Tucson in the past eight months.

On top of that, Border Patrol officials in El Paso have been busing hundreds of migrants each day to Tucson so they can be released there instead of El Paso, which has also been struggling greatly with the sheer number of migrant families.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

IF we DO NOT have an immigration crisis on the border, as some on the left have asserted, as though it were a fact, what about this huge number of illegal immigrants crossing into the US on a daily basis?!?

With the official Federal deficit in the US nearing 22 trillion, where, please, is the money to clothe, feed, house, educate and in general, take care of these people, who have very little to "bring to the table" in terms of job skills other than manual labor, which is going to be nearly extinct in a decade?!?

Apr 27 10:55

The ADHD overdiagnosis epidemic is a schooling problem, not a child one

Childhood exuberance is now a liability. Behaviors that were once accepted as normal, even if mildly irritating to adults, are increasingly viewed as unacceptable and cause for medical intervention. High energy, lack of impulse control, inability to sit still and listen, lack of organizational skills, fidgeting, talking incessantly—these typical childhood qualities were widely tolerated until relatively recently. Today, children with these characteristics are being diagnosed with, and often medicated for, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at an astonishing rate.

Apr 27 10:51

Watch: Chinese University Successfully Launches Hypersonic Rocket

The Shanghai Morning Post notes that Xiamen University is the first university in the world to have developed and flown a hypersonic rocket.

"We call [the design] the double waverider," said Zhu Chengxiang, an assistant professor at the university’s School of Aerospace Engineering and part of the Jia Geng No. 1 team.

Unlike American hypersonic rockets such as Boeing's X-51 Waverider, which rides on a hot layer of gas known as a "shock wave," the Jiageng-1 No.1 rides on two layers of shock waves, one underneath the rocket and the other in the air intake of its ramjet engine.

The Jiageng-1 No.1 has several innovative advantages over Western hypersonic rockets: it can transition from supersonic to hypersonic speeds with ease, and the design produces more lift allowing it to travel further with more efficient fuel consumption.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Meanwhile, in US universities, students cannot decide what gender they are!

Apr 26 08:41

The ADHD Overdiagnosis Epidemic Is a Schooling Problem, Not a Child One

By Kerry McDonald

Childhood exuberance is now a liability. Behaviors that were once accepted as normal, even if mildly irritating to adults, are increasingly viewed as unacceptable and cause for medical intervention. High energy, lack of impulse control, inability to sit still and listen, lack of organizational skills, fidgeting, talking incessantly—these typical childhood qualities were widely tolerated until relatively recently. Today, children with these characteristics are being diagnosed with, and often medicated for, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at an astonishing rate...

Apr 25 11:06

New School Textbook Says President Donald Trump Is “Racist” and Worse…

High School Students in Liberal States could soon be assigned a Left Biased History Book. The textbook is put out by Pearson Education and is titled, “By the People: A History of the United States.”

The Book slanders Trump and anyone that followed Trump. If that were not enough it pits police officers against black folks. The textbook is meant for AP students meaning the writer intends to go after the more knowledgeable students with his propaganda.

“The final section of the book, titled, “The Angry Election of 2016” is especially critical of the president.

“Most thought that Trump was too extreme a candidate to win the nomination, but his extremism, his anti-establishment rhetoric, and, some said, his not very hidden racism connected with a significant number of primary voters,” the author wrote.”

Apr 25 11:05

UCLA Hosts Pole Dancing Class for Students

Students at UCLA learned about the “art” of pole dancing last week in a “Sexploration – Pole Class” hosted by two official university divisions at the school, which promised to teach the “basic moves needed to become a magnificent pole dancer.”

The university’s pole dancing class, entitled, “Sexploration – Pole Class,” which was hosted last week by the UCLA Sexual Health Coalition and UCLA Housing, advertised itself as a general introduction to “the basic moves needed to become a magnificent pole dancer” as well as a chance for students “to explore” their “inner-diva and divo.”

“Calling all pole newbies to pole enthusiasts! Your chance to explore your inner-diva and divo!” read the class description on its Facebook event page, “Get introduced to the basic moves needed to become a magnificent pole dancer.”

“Space is limited for this VERY POPULAR class,” added the description.

Apr 25 11:04

California May Ban Schools From Suspending Students For ‘Willful Defiance’

The California State Senate voted to ban schools and principals from suspending students for “willful defiance” of teachers, staff, and administrators.

The Senate approved SB 419 Monday by a vote of 30-8. It moves to the Assembly next.

A similar bill was vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown last legislative session.

Apr 25 10:06

Nearly 100,000 Unauthorized Immigrants Graduate From US High Schools Per Year: Study

U.S. high schools are graduating nearly 100,000 unauthorized immigrants per year, according to a study released Wednesday.

The Migration Policy Institute’s (MPI) research found 98,000 were graduating per year in 2016, an increase from 65,000 a year in 2003.

California, Texas and Florida graduated 50 percent of unauthorized immigrants.

The report cites several reasons for the increase in graduates like increase in illegal immigration and policies that support unauthorized immigrants to receive higher education.

Unauthorized immigrants who graduated from high school used to be eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows children of illegal immigrants to work and study in the U.S. without getting deported. Current recipients can renew the status, but the program no longer accepts new applications.

Apr 24 10:26

A Fly In The Ointment

Authored by Michael Lebowitz via RealInvestmentAdvice.com,

Many financial assets, especially those that are the riskiest, are priced well above their respective fundamental values. A thank you primarily belongs to unprecedented monetary policy conducted on a domestic and global scale. The vast financial rewards and temporary economic stability attributed to central bank actions appear to be blinding many investors to the longer-term consequences of these actions and the implications for their investments in an era of monetary policy normalization.

Accordingly, we discuss the proverbial fly in the ointment, or what might prevent central bankers from being able to successfully “manage” markets with their extraordinary policies.

The Fed Put

Apr 23 10:47

The Value of a Self-Directed Summer for Kids

By Kerry McDonald

It’s all over the news these days. Kids are stressed-out, not playing, and, most worrisome, experiencing sharp increases in depression and suicide.

So what can parents do? ...

Apr 23 08:34

MARK ZUCKERBERG TURNED AMERICAN CLASSROOMS INTO NONCONSENSUAL LABORATORIES FOR HIS PET EDUCATIONAL THEORIES, AND NOW THEY'RE REBELLING

SOURCE: BOING BOING
Summit Learning is a nonprofit, high-tech "customized learning" group funded by Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan's family charity; under the program, students are equipped with high-surveillance Chromebooks and work on their own "at their own pace" and call on teachers to act as "mentors" when they get stuck.

It's a high-tech version of student-led education, where a high teacher-to-pupil ratio allows students to pursue self-directed education based on their own proclivities and interests, and mentor one another. But in the Zuck version, students work alone in front of screens, in social isolation, taking automated quizzes to assess their progress.

Many students and parents find this incredibly invasive and frustrating. Students with special needs -- exactly the group that you'd expect to benefit most from "customized learning" -- find the systems especially troublesome, and for students with screen-triggered epilepsy, the systems are pure torture.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And of course, I would be almost willing to bet that you are not going to hear about this "Zuckerbergian epic fail" in any reports by any of the warrestpondents or presstitutes.

Apr 22 14:21

Homeschooling Parents’ Children Taken by Government, Citing ‘Educational Neglect’

Hemerd King hasn’t seen his five children for two years. The New York City government broke up his family due to a string of allegations that, upon basic scrutiny, appear unsubstantiated.

The Epoch Times previously explored the twisted incentives in the system that keeps more than 400,000 children in foster homes and shelters, and de facto encourages social workers and administrators to keep families apart.

Homeschooling families like the Kings are especially at risk. The nonprofit Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) has defended thousands of such families that have faced investigations by Child Protective Services (CPS).

Apr 22 11:39

Elizabeth Warren Proposes $640 Billion Student Debt Relief

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) proposed Monday a new $640 billion student college debt relief program that would also eliminate college tuition for all two and four-year public colleges.
The 2020 Democrat presidential candidate unveiled the ambitious policy proposal as she attempts to distinguish herself from the large and progressive Democrat field. Warren released the proposal ahead of a series of youth-oriented CNN town halls Monday night with 2020 presidential candidates at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire.

“It’s a problem for all of us,” Warren noting, that student college debt has reached more than $1.5 trillion and affects more than 40 million Americans. “It’s reducing home ownership rates. It’s leading fewer people to start businesses. It’s forcing students to drop out of school before getting a degree.”

Apr 21 10:02

Christian Educator Fired After Protesting LGBT Teaching in School

A school assistant from England was dismissed after someone reportedly complained to her employer that she shared posts slamming relationship lessons on Facebook. The woman says she paid with her job for Christian beliefs and was discriminated against.

Forty-three-year-old mother of two Kristie Higgs was fired for “gross misconduct” from Farmor's School in Fairford, Gloucestershire after she stood up against so-called relationship education pushed by the government.

“It had everything to do with my Christianity. To suggest otherwise is ridiculous”, she insisted in the interview with the Daily Mail.

Apr 19 11:09

Hysteria Over School Safety Won’t Keep Us Safe

By James Bovard

Numerous Indiana elementary school teachers were shot in January as part of a “safe schools” training program. According to the Indiana State Teachers Association, sheriff deputies ordered teachers “into a room four at a time, told them to crouch down and then shot them execution-style with pellets in rapid succession,” leaving several of them bloodied and many of them screaming in terror. The teachers union is “is lobbying lawmakers to add [legislative] language prohibiting teachers from being shot with any sort of ammunition” during school safety drills, according to the Indianapolis Star.

The Indiana program was part of the school lockdown drills occurring across the nation spurred in part by a Colorado massacre that occurred twenty years ago on April 20...

Apr 18 15:30

Bill would offer in-state tuition to undocumented students at Oregon graduate schools

State lawmakers are looking to expand in-state tuition.

If it's voted into law, SB 859 would allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition for public Oregon graduate programs if they:

Qualified for undergraduate tuition equity

Attended Oregon K-12 schools for at least three years, or went to a U.S. school for a minimum of five years

Demonstrate intent to become a U.S. citizen

According to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission, this would currently affect about 250 students.

Apr 18 10:10

Lori Loughlin’s Daughter Now Officially Being Investigated by Feds

Multiple sources are saying that one of the daughters of Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli is now officially being investigated by the Department of Justice over her role in the college bribery scandal.

Daily Mail reported that one of the couple’s two daughters received a letter from federal prosecutors in Massachusetts earlier this month saying that she is the subject of an investigation that could result in her being hit with criminal charges.

“It is a not-so-veiled threat,” said an insider who saw the letter. “[The US Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts] is making it pretty clear that they have evidence that very strongly suggests she knew of the illegal plot.”

Apr 15 06:41

WORKERS FIND DOZENS OF ALLEGED SECRET GRAVES AT JUVENILE INSTITUTION WHERE BOYS WERE TORTURED, RAPED

Workers preparing to cleanup a fuel storage site near the infamous Dozier reform school—Florida’s first juvenile justice institution—discovered something far worse then pollution. Evidence of more than two dozen “clandestine” child graves was discovered as workers tested the ground.

Shockingly enough, this is the second time secret graves for tortured and raped children have been found nearby the school.

A report out of the Miami Herald detailed the horrific discovery this week:

A company hired to evaluate underground storage tanks adjacent to the Dozier School for Boys in Marianna performed a series of ground-penetrating radar tests on a parcel a little less than 500 feet from what is called the Boot Hill Cemetery at Dozier, an infamous youth prison linked to more than a century of chilling abuse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A society can be judged by how it treats the most fragile members; but the question in my mind is, how in the name of heaven did these kids wind up in one of the most reprehensibly abusive environments to which they could have possibly been sent, with absolutely no one to advocate for them ?!?

My bet is that most of them were poor, and with no cohesive family around them.

Does any child on this planet, even if they may have been "acting out" , deserve this?!? The short answer is, HELL no!

And yet, we see the pattern emerging over and over, where the rich and powerful believe that they have the "right" to indulge in these horrific behaviours because they are "different" from the the rest of us, and tend to come out of legal situations relating to this kind of behaviour, with barely the proverbial "slap on the wrist". If anyone wants any proof of this, I submit to you the trial of Jeffrey Epstein last year.

Jeffrey Epstein: sex offender reaches settlement, averting victim testimonies

I would suggest that these "testimonies" would have gotten Epstein locked away for a long, long time;, but in this country, as elsewhere, money and power buys a lot of law-breaking and impunity; that is simply the reality.

Apr 14 21:47

Israeli Apartheid Week stands out for especially virulent antisemitic tactics

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Harvard University’s undergraduate council voted on Sunday to give $2,050 to the Palestine Solidarity Committee to add to their IAW a physical “Wall of Resistance,” sponsored by 14 students groups, including Harvard College Democrats, Palestinian speakers and a student panel, reported the school’s newspaper, The Harvard Crimson.

The anti-Israel speakers included Princeton University professor and political activist Cornel West and Temple University professor Marc Lamont Hill, who was fired by CNN in November as a contributor for calling for “a Free Palestine From the River to the Sea.”

“This openly anti-Zionist event frequently crossed the line into outright antisemitism, including conflations of Zionism with ‘white supremacy,’ and enthusiastic chants to free Palestine ‘from the river to the sea,’ which is commonly understood as a call for the destruction of Israel as a Jewish state,” CAMERA campus coordinator Zac Schildcrout told JNS. “These radical ideas that demonize Jews are bigoted and should be passionately countered by the Harvard community.”

The funding came from the student government’s Grant for an Open Harvard College that subsidizes “compelling interests”>>>

Apr 14 09:04

Tin Foil Hat With Sam Tripoli #181: Ryan Dawson and The Gang

How much the Media and Education serve the state

Apr 14 07:49

NY state assembly votes to provide $27 million in free tuition to illegal aliens and $0 to gold star family members!

New York State lawmakers on Tuesday refused to advance a bill that would have provided free college tuition to the families of military personnel from the state who were killed in the line of duty.

Apr 12 11:02

Students At Top Evangelical School Reject Pence As Speaker

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“Inviting Vice President Mike Pence to Taylor University makes our alumni, faculty, staff and current students complicit in the Trump Administration’s policies, which we believe are not consistent with an ethic of love,” the students and their supporters say via a Change.org petition, as Newsweek reports.
In just a few hours the petition has earned hundreds of signatures.

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(*students could be forced to take an illegally rebelious knee during their graduation commencement address , which worked at that Indianapolis Colts / San Francisco 49ers game . He Buttoned up the coat , and left !)

Apr 11 12:48

Wall Street Is Now Buying College Students Like Stocks

Shortly after we wrote about an online software engineering school that was allowing students to pay their tuition by forfeiting 17% of their income after they graduated, it's becoming clearer that the model of selling an "equity stake in yourself" to fund tuition is making its way to the mainstream.

Equitizing students was the topic of an in-depth Bloomberg Businessweek look into the details of what Americans are doing to combat the $1.6 trillion in higher education debt that they owe. Specifically, the article followed the path of 23 year old Amy Wroblewski, who has been literally turning over a set percentage of her salary to investors - and will do so for the 8 1/2 years after graduating college.

Apr 09 15:31

Lori Loughlin now facing 40 YEARS in prison after grand jury indicts her and 18 other parents on charges of fraud and money laundering in college admissions scandal

Lori Loughlin and her husband are now facing 40 years in prison and over one-million dollars in fines for allegedly bribing officials in a bid to get their daughters into the University of Southern California.

One day after 13 parents entered guilty pleas for their roles in the Operation Varsity Blues scandal, the 19 who did not admit guilt have been hit with a new charge or money laudnering inm addition to mail fraud.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bank Robbers and Murderers don't get 40 years in prison, but fix an SAT score and you get the book thrown at you!

Apr 08 05:13

'Boobus Americanus', The CIA, & How The PC Movement Is Destroying The World

Authored by Justin Spittler via CaseyResearch.com,

As longtime readers know, our founder Doug Casey isn’t just a world-class speculator. He’s a rare, independent thinker and a walking encyclopedia. Best of all, he isn’t afraid to speak his mind… even if that means offending people.

That’s a rare commodity these days.

Today, people would rather be “politically correct”…

And that’s a big mistake.

According to Doug, this “PC” movement is just “one more termite eating away at the foundations of Western civilization itself.”

Apr 06 10:33

The Assault on Campus Free Speech Doesn’t Just Come from Liberals

By Elias Atienza

The free speech wars flared up again in March when President Donald Trump signed an executive order tying federal research funding to protections for free speech on college campuses. Many conservatives see the free speech battle as a partisan affair, with endless media coverage of leftist protesters shouting down speakers or shutting down venues. But this narrative doesn’t tell the entire story: free speech is under attack from the right, too...

Apr 05 12:27

KU offers 'angry white male' course

The University of Kansas is offering a course on angry white men this upcoming fall semester.

The course will examine “manifestations of male anger” and the role of “dominant and subordinate masculinities.”

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