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May 27 11:30

Here are the 10 most absurd reasons why small children have been arrested in America

At this point, it’s hard to be surprised by the extreme punitiveness of America’s criminal justice system. One thing that can still shock, though, is how police manhandle actual children. Not only is treatment of children severe (police in Arizona recently mulled over the possibility of charging an 8-year-old as an adult), but our system is undiscerning; we can, and do, arrest kids for virtually anything, including completely normal childhood misbehavior. In fact, many youth, particularly people of color from low-income households, come into contact with their first handcuffs in school. Here are some of the stranger examples of this depressingly American practice.

May 26 14:22

Preparedness Pop Quiz: If you score less than 20 points on this, you’re probably already dead

This is not presented with any sliver of an attempt at being polite about it. Anyone more concerned with being polite than being prepared is already dead anyway. My job is not to amuse you and entertain you; it’s to jolt some sense into you and maybe, just maybe, help a few more people attain the presence of mind that might get them through what’s coming.

May 25 09:40

Arkansas school board caught cyber-bullying student advocate for LGBT rights

A school board member in Arkansas stands by disparaging comments she made on Facebook regarding a student advocate for LGBTQ rights, ArkansasOnline reports.

In a statement on Friday, Bentonville School Board member Rebecca Sue Powers defended herself against charges of cyber-bullying a local public school student. Though she insulted a child on a public Facebook page, Powers says her “comment was meant only for private discussion… I am sincerely sorry that these remarks became public, and I sincerely apologize for any hurt this has caused to any student who believes I was identifying them.”

May 25 08:50

School Children Arrested and Criminally Charged for Inciting a Riot

San Antonio, Texas – A number of students at San Antonio’s McCollum High School were charged with inciting a riot for their involvement in a food fight that took place at the school this Thursday just after noon. “It was a rowdy food fight. There were plates all over the floor, and corn in the air and some milk cartons as well,” student Adrian Toscano told KSAT-TV.

May 24 09:11

Graduating Class of 2015 Most Debt Burdened in History. 43 million people are carrying $1.3 trillion in student debt.

Americans owe $1.3 trillion in student loans, with $43 million people, young, old, and everyone in between burdened with student debt. This debt has shaken the fundamental values of the nation's higher education system. Now the Republicans are proposing to cut $150 billion from student aid in the recently passed budget bill, including freezing the Pell program that helps needy students acquire higher education.

May 24 04:53

Controversial Boston University professor who said white men were 'the problem' for America's colleges also set up a fake profile on an adult dating site because she was 'jealous' of ex's girlfriend

The controversial Boston University professor who said white men were 'the problem' for America's colleges and told a rape victim to 'go cry somewhere' also set up a fake account on an adult dating site depicting another woman, it has been revealed.

May 23 08:53

11-year-old Indian-American genius graduates from college

Creating a record of sorts, an 11-year-old Indian-American schoolboy has surprised one and all by graduating from a California college with three associate degrees in maths, science and foreign language studies.
Unlike children of his age who are seen scrolling through iPads and smartphones or are into music and games, Tanishq Abraham graduated from American River College in Sacramento (ARC), California, alongside 1,800 students and wants to become the President of the United States.

May 23 08:01

Robert De Niro to NYU Grads: ‘You’re F—ked'

Hollywood heavyweight Robert De Niro delivered a heavy dose of reality to graduates of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts — telling them, “You made it. And, you’re f–ked.” ...

May 23 07:40

Seizing an alternative: Integrity for the whole truth, and nothing but the truth (7 of 7)

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

The following is my paper for the Claremont Colleges’ conference, Seizing an Alternative Toward an Ecological Civilization, with open registration to the public on June 4-7, 2015.

Paper title:

‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ political collapse: Seizing an alternative to OBVIOUS unlawful wars, bankster looting, lying corporate media
I’ve divided the paper into sections:

Recognizing The Emperor’s New Clothes as THE STORY of today (1 of 7)

Obviously unlawful US/UK wars of the present (2 of 7)

Obviously unlawful Israel wars on Gaza (3 of 7)

War lies to hide obviously unlawful wars: propaganda as usual (4 of 7)

Bankster looting: fundamental fraud that “debt” is “money” (5 of 7)

Lying corporate media: required propaganda trying to hide naked empire (6 of 7)

Integrity for the whole truth, and nothing but the truth (7 of 7)

This section is: Integrity for the whole truth, and nothing but the truth (7 of 7)

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May 22 15:20

Israel’s new government 'partly ridiculous, partly terrifying'

Uri Avnery vividly describes the calamity freely chosen by the Israeli Jewish people: the most ultra-right-wing, openly expansionist, anti-democratic, anti-free speech and bigoted government ever elected in Israel.

May 22 09:53

A Disturbing New Teaching Method in US Schools

There is a growing trend in schools across the USA where padded rooms have been implemented as “punishment” areas. Kids with behavorial issues are being locked in these rooms for acting out.

May 22 07:31

False Accusations of Anti-Semitism Used to Silence Advocacy for Palestinian Rights on U.S. College Campuses

In the first four months of 2015, attorneys with Palestine Legal responded to 102 requests for legal assistance from students and faculty on college campuses across the country, including from Palestinian rights advocates smeared as “terrorists” or “supporters of terrorism” based solely on speech critical of Israeli policy.

During this period, Palestine Legal documented:

60 incidents involving accusations of anti-Semitism made against students or faculty, based solely on speech critical of Israeli policy.
24 incidents involving accusations of support for terrorism made against students or faculty, based solely on speech critical of Israeli policy.

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May 21 08:35

Georgia Teacher Arrested for Allowing Middle Schoolers to Have Sex in His Classroom

No, that headline isn’t a mistake.

Sex education is one thing but this… actually… happened.

A 25-year-old Atlanta-area math teacher named Quentin Wright has been arrested and charged with four misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor after it was alleged he was not only allowing his middle school-aged students to have sex in his classroom, but handing out condoms to the kids to boot.

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May 21 08:31

This is how people will lose everything

Bill wants readers of SGT Report to understand that “the stock market(s) are merely a side show to the grand Big Top circus of the credit markets because the credit (bond) markets are so much larger than the equity markets.” And Bill says when the credit markets implode – EVERYTHING will implode.

May 21 07:36

Parents' Kids Kidnapped By Cops For Not Putting Them in School

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"We expect to accomplish by education what dictators in Europe are seeking to do by compulsion and force." -- Louis Alber, chief of the National Recovery Administration, 1933

May 20 14:47

Racist and misandrist "diversity officer" at University of London's Goldsmiths College could lose job after tweeting hashtag 'kill all white men'

The Goldsmiths diversity officer embroiled in a racism row could lose her job after allegedly tweeting with the hashtag "kill all white men".

May 20 13:56

UK Professor says that if you read to your kids, you’re "unfairly disadvantaging" others

According to a professor at the University of Warwick in England, parents who read to their kids should be thinking about how they’re “unfairly disadvantaging other people’s children” by doing so.

May 20 13:35

"There Are Just Certain Kids We Should Have 24/7": Obama's Education Secretary Wants Government Boarding Schools

If you thought the loss of parent's rights over what level of government brainwashing their child is subjected to within the regular public school system was bad enough in this country, check out the new idea radical Obama Education Secretary Arne Duncan was throwing around last week while speaking at the National Summit on Youth Violence Prevention: public boarding schools.

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May 20 07:19

False claims of anti-Semitism climb on US campuses: New report

Sixty false allegations of anti-Semitism have been recorded against students or faculty in the US since January “based solely on speech critical of Israeli policy,” according to a study by lawyers.

Attorneys with Palestine Solidarity Legal Support (PSLS) published a report on Monday documenting 84 incidents of repression on college campuses across the US from 1 January to 30 April in which Palestine solidarity activists and professors were targeted or smeared because of their criticism of Israel.

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May 20 06:58

Seattle teachers hold one-day strike

After a series of one-day teacher strikes in other parts of the state of Washington, 3,000 teachers from the Seattle School District—home to over 50,000 students—are walking out today to protest education funding cuts by the state legislature. The Washington Education Association (WEA) has called the one-day strike in an effort to dissipate anger over the cuts while containing opposition entirely within the framework of the Democratic Party.

May 19 15:12

Seattle teachers hold one-day strike

After a series of one-day teacher strikes in other parts of the state of Washington, 3,000 teachers from the Seattle School District—home to over 50,000 students—are walking out today to protest education funding cuts by the state legislature. The Washington Education Association (WEA) has called the one-day strike in an effort to dissipate anger over the cuts while containing opposition entirely within the framework of the Democratic Party.

May 19 14:42

Virginia schools face parents' ire over new gender identity curriculum

One of the nation’s largest public school systems is preparing to include gender identity to its classroom curriculum, including lessons on sexual fluidity and spectrum – the idea that there’s no such thing as 100 percent boys or 100 percent girls.

May 19 14:34

Teachers’ Day in Mexico City Brings an Army of Police into the Streets

Last Friday afternoon in Mexico City, I was waiting for a friend, a dedicated human and civil rights activist for many years in Mexico. He was going to tell me about his work on an initiative recently launched to call for a citizen’s convention to draft a new constitution for Mexico. This initiative, the “Constituyente Ciudadana Popular,” is spearheaded by Bishop of Saltillo Raul Vera, a leader of the Mexican Catholic Church.

May 19 14:17

The Poverty Machine: Student Debt, Class Society and Securing Bonded Labor

At the dawn of the 20th century, very few American students attended high school, as the demands of the heavy-industrial and the agricultural economies of that period were ill-suited to an extended education beyond the family sphere. In the middle of the 20th century, most Americans who either aspired to or had to work entered the full-time workforce immediately after high school, for such a postwar economy featured plenty of growth and comparably fair wage-compensation for the average worker.

May 19 12:52

Massive Crowd of Teachers Take to Seattle Streets in Walkout

Teachers from Seattle, Mercer Island and Issaquah walked off the job for the march from Seattle Center to Westlake Park. With these three districts walking out, it's more than 72,000 kids affected, and more than 45-hundred teachers. Classes were canceled for students, and Seattle Parks and Recreation is offering free activities for Seattle Public Schools students.

May 19 09:49

Mom Arrested, Shackled, Jailed Because Her Honor Roll Son Had 3 Unexcused Absences at School

Mother and substitute teacher Julie Giles was arrested this week because her son had too many unexcused absences from public school.

Writing on her Facebook page before turning herself in, Giles said “If anyone feels the need to go public with this feel free to do so….the facts are Sam originally had what they consider 12 unexcused absences, 6 are allowed per year, so he had 6 more than is acceptable, but the doctor reissued 3 excuses that Sam didn’t turn in, so basically I am being arrested for THREE days.”

She also noted that her child has all A’s and B’s in school.

May 18 17:21

Seizing an alternative: Bankster looting: fundamental fraud that “debt” is “money” (5 of 7)

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

The following is my paper for the Claremont Colleges’ conference, Seizing an Alternative Toward an Ecological Civilization, with open registration to the public on June 4-7, 2015.

Paper title:

‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ political collapse: Seizing an alternative to OBVIOUS unlawful wars, bankster looting, lying corporate media
I’ve divided the paper into sections:

Recognizing The Emperor’s New Clothes as THE STORY of today (1 of 7)

Obviously unlawful US/UK wars of the present (2 of 7)

Obviously unlawful Israel wars on Gaza (3 of 7)

War lies to hide obviously unlawful wars: propaganda as usual (4 of 7)

Bankster looting: fundamental fraud that “debt” is “money” (5 of 7)

Lying corporate media: required propaganda trying to hide naked empire (6 of 7)

Integrity for the whole truth, and nothing but the truth (7 of 7)

This section is: Bankster looting: fundamental fraud that “debt” is “money” (5 of 7)

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May 18 15:35

Charter School "Flexibility" Linked to Major Failures; More Than $3.3 Billion in Taxes Spent

The fact that authorizers enjoy almost complete autonomy – not only from state regulations but also from public control through elected school boards – is a feature of the anti-regulatory environment in which charters have grown, rather than a bug.

May 18 14:25

William & Mary Honors War Criminal

Condoleezza Rice has crossed the threshold into esteemed celebrity – a welcomed speaker at this year’s College of William and Mary commencement – despite her record as the liar who sold the illegal war in Iraq and choreographed torture at CIA “black sites”.

May 18 13:26

Asian Americans Target Harvard in New Affirmative Action Suit

An alliance of Asian American groups on Friday filed a federal complaint against Harvard University, saying that school and other Ivy League institutions are using racial quotas to admit students other than high-scoring Asians.

May 18 10:02

Charter School "Flexibility" Linked to Major Failures; More Than $3.3 Billion in Taxes Spent

Arne Duncan is calling for a 48% increase in the US Department of Education's (ED) quarter-billion-dollar-a-year ($253.2 million) program designed to create, expand, and replicate charter schools - an initiative repeatedly criticized by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for suspected waste and inadequate financial controls.

May 18 09:31

USDA Publishes ‘Healthy’ Food Photo to Combat #ThanksMichelleObama Meme

The United States Department of Agriculture posted an image of an appetizing school lunch in an effort to reverse the #ThanksMichelleObama PR disaster that has spread like wildfire on Twitter over the past 12 months.

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This is the state of the US today. Nobody fixes problems any more because it is easier to simply propagandize them away!

May 18 08:47

Oil Billionaire Attempts to Silence University Quake Researchers

Fossil fuel partisans in the Sooner State were rattled late last month when the Oklahoma Geological Survey (OGS) released a statement that the rapid increase in the state’s seismic activity was very likely caused by humans—specifically the “injection/disposal of water associated with oil and gas production.”

One billionaire oilman decided to take action—not about the message but about the messengers. Emails exposed by Bloomberg News reveal that Harold Hamm, the founder and CEO of Continental Resources, one of America’s ten biggest energy independents, asked the dean of the University of Oklahoma’s College of Earth and Energy to fire scientists involved with the OGS report, an official publication of the university.

“Mr. Hamm is very upset at some of the earthquake reporting to the point that he would like to see select OGS staff dismissed,” Dean Larry Grillot wrote to a couple of colleagues.

May 18 07:35

AE911Truth - "Overwhelming Majority of AIA Delegates Make the Political Decision and Vote Down Resolution 15-6"

“We are a professional – not a political – organization. But in this case, if we vote “no” on this resolution, we are making a political decision, not a professional one. Thank you very much.” – Daniel Barnum, FAIA

Those were the closing remarks from the lead sponsor of AIA Resolution 15-6, Daniel Barnum, FAIA. Seconds later, the AIA delegates cast their votes. The unfortunate outcome was that an overwhelming majority made the political decision. Resolution 15-6, which called upon the AIA to support a new WTC 7 investigation, was voted down 3,892 to 160, garnering 4% of the delegates’ votes. . .

. . . However, that does not signal to us that we should give up on reaching out to the AIA membership. We are pleased to have gained the signatures of another 150 AIA members, seven of whom are fellows of the Institute. We will continue and intensify our outreach efforts with ever more creative and incisive strategies.

May 16 19:17

This Jet Engine was made by a 3D printer

Engineers have made a fully-functional jet engine using a 3D printer

One of the most exciting technologies to emerge in recent time, 3D printing has a become a popular but limited method of manufacturing - until now. Engineers at GE Aviation’s Additive Development Center in Cincinnati have made the world’s 3D printed first jet engine using one of the devices.

May 16 09:30

Training the Neurotic Elite

Ivy League students sit at the pinnacle of American society and are considered the seeds for the nation’s future elite. Told they’re the best, the cream of the crop, their education serves as their ticket to the most prestigious jobs and profitable endeavors.

But what experiences do these institutions grant to those lucky enough to receive an acceptance letter? A grueling four-year long boot camp that trains our elite to be neurotic, materialistic, pedantic, and depressed worker bees that can keep the System chugging along.

May 15 12:32

HUMANS HAVE SHORTER ATTENTION SPAN THAN GOLDFISH, THANKS TO SMARTPHONES

The average human’s attention span is… oh look, a bird! According to scientists, the age of smartphones has left humans with such a short attention span even a goldfish can hold a thought for longer.

May 15 12:26

8TH GRADER ARRESTED, THREATENED WITH BEATINGS AND HELD FOR 6 DAYS IN JAIL – FOR THROWING SKITTLES

In a Jefferson Parrish School District in Louisiana, an eighth grader was handcuffed and dragged out of the classroom…for throwing skittles. He was then held for six days.

May 15 10:31

Medical Tyranny: California Senate Advances Bill to Force More Parents to Vaccinate Their Kids

Hey California parents... Have you considered homeschool yet?

You might want to right about now.

The California Senate just advanced a bill yesterday that would end a parent's right to choose what is shot into his or her child for philosophical reasons, once again effectively telling the entire state their supposed political representatives do not represent the will of the people but the will of corporations.

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May 15 10:15

Cuba offers free medical school to Black and Latino Americans

A few years ago member of the USA Congressional Black Caucus visited Cuba and noted the small amount number of doctor available in Black and poor areas in American. When Rep. Bennie Thompson said his Mississippi district needed doctors, then President Fidel Castro announced scholarships for youth from under-served communities in the U.S.

People interested in this opportunity should look into contacting the Interrelations Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO)/Pastors for Peace organization. There are currently 146 US students in the program at LASM with full scholarships and they seem to be doing very well.

May 14 14:36

Students discover ‘ginormous bugs’ in Michelle O lunch

Parents knows it can be difficult to get kids to eat their greens, but after an incident at a Texas high school some students may never eat vegetables again.

May 14 10:01

Asian and European countries dominate education in science/math. US is ranked 28th in world...

A new survey of high-school students around the world shows educational outcomes in the Balkans and former Soviet Union generally lagging behind their peers in Asia and much of Europe.

May 14 09:52

Pressure from above, pressure from below

Listen real close People! Simple and Concise!They have been using these tactics against the People forever.

Using the opposition to get your way
How it works...

The Hegelian Dialectic is a philosophical approach that in principle explains how human beings progress toward a better and more egalitarian condition but in practice provides the power elite with a strategy for controlling society.

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (August 27, 1770 -- November 14, 1831) was among the most consequential philosophers of the Age of Enlightenment. His was heavily influenced by Plato, whose social ideal was rule by an elite composed of philosopher-kings. Though Hegel may not have intended to provide a Platonic methodology for the modern-day control of the many by the few, that is how his insights have been used.

May 14 09:20

Montana Catholic school fires unmarried pregnant teacher — and says she has no right to sue

Attorneys for a Catholic school in Montana claimed this week that a woman who was fired for being unmarried and pregnant has no right to sue for discrimination, the Associated Press reported.

May 14 08:37

School District Arrests Kids For Throwing Skittles

In Jefferson Parish School District, 1,629 students were arrested in one year alone, many for swearing, having a cell phone or a Skittles fight on the bus

May 13 11:10

Art Institutes Is Latest For-Profit To Close It’s Doors – Forgiveness Available

. . . . EDMC, which operates 51 Art Institutes International campuses, underwent a restructuring last month and reduced a $1.5 billion debt to $400 million. The closures will leave 36 of its campuses open.

EDMC is the latest private, for-profit school to announce financial troubles. Two weeks ago, DeVry University announced it was closing 14 campuses. Last month, Corinthian, one of the largest for-profit education operations in the country, shut down. And in February, another big one, Kaplan, sold all 38 of its schools.

This just further debases the degrees of existing graduates.

May 11 06:30

Chrysler Wants to Pay for Employees’ College

Fiat Chrysler announced last Monday that it will roll out a program to cover the cost of college degrees for those who work at Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram Truck and Fiat dealerships...

May 11 00:24

Feds Panic on Mass Common Core Test Refusals, Lawless Threats Ensue

Public resistance to Common Core is exploding across America, and officials are not happy about it. The Obama administration’s Department of Education, along with pro-Common Core government officials across the country under pressure from the feds, appear to be in panic mode.

May 10 16:22

When the Government Knocks at Your Door

May 10 10:39

On the perennial nature of US urban riots

Lawrence Davidson analyses the evolution of urban riots in the United States, and explores how the root causes of the present-day phenomenon, manifested mostly in the form or race riots, can be addressed.

May 10 10:15

Campus Debates on Israel Drive a Wedge Between Jews and Minorities

The debates can stretch from dusk to dawn, punctuated by tearful speeches and forceful shouting matches, with accusations of racism, colonialism and anti-Semitism. At dozens of college campuses across the country, student government councils are embracing resolutions calling on their administrations to divest from companies that enable what they see as Israel’s mistreatment of Palestinians.

And while no university boards or administrators are heeding the students’ demands, the effort to pressure Israel appears to be gaining traction at campuses across the country and driving a wedge between many Jewish and minority students.

May 10 09:27

Half Dressed Principal Caught with Student Getting High

Authorities say a Florida principal has been arrested after she was caught partially unclothed in a marijuana-smoke-filled car with a student.

Now, when I first read that sentence, I had to do a double take. When I had decided to read this report, I naturally assumed the principal was a man. I assumed that this man had lured a student into his car with the promise of drugs. I had in my mind a young well-kept man that the young girls dreamed about. But when I read that the principal was a 45-year-old woman, I almost passed. But this is a double standard.

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I assume the Principle and Student were working on their common core!

May 10 09:22

Manmade warming hypothesis? What’s a hypothesis?

By Jon Rappoport

These days, what passes for logic is the effort to associate one idea with another favored idea. Then the first idea is accepted as fact.

If the first idea were “all Martians wear tuxedos,” and people associated that with “juicy burgers are delicious,” they would conclude that Martians, without doubt, all wear tuxes.

Associating with one idea with another is also, of course, a propaganda/advertising device.

Apparently, schools no longer teach students what a scientific hypothesis is...

May 10 05:26

Porn and video game addiction are leading to ‘masculinity crisis’, says Stanford prison experiment psychologist

A leading psychologist has warned that young men are facing a crisis of masculinity due to excessive use of video games and pornography. Psychologist and professor emeritus at Stanford University Phillip Zimbardo has made the warnings, which form a major part of his latest book, Man (Dis)Connected.

May 09 18:09

Seizing an alternative: Obviously unlawful US/UK wars of the present (2 of 7)

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

The following is my paper for the Claremont Colleges’ conference, Seizing an Alternative Toward an Ecological Civilization, with open registration to the public on June 4-7, 2015.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrpqnZYAB6w

Paper title:

‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ political collapse: Seizing an alternative to OBVIOUS unlawful wars, bankster looting, lying corporate media
I’ve divided the paper into sections:

Recognizing The Emperor’s New Clothes as THE STORY of today (1 of 7)

Obviously unlawful US/UK wars of the present (2 of 7)

Obviously unlawful Israel wars on Gaza (3 of 7)

War lies to hide obviously unlawful wars: propaganda as usual (4 of 7)

Bankster looting: fundamental fraud that “debt” is “money” (5 of 7)

Lying corporate media: required propaganda trying to hide naked empire (6 of 7)

Integrity for the whole truth, and nothing but the truth (7 of 7)

May 09 09:40

Panic on Mass Common Core Test Refusals, Threaten Reprisals

Public resistance to Common Core is exploding across America, and officials are not happy about it. The Obama administration’s Department of Education, along with pro-Common Core government officials across the country under pressure from the feds, appear to be in panic mode. Facing a growing nationwide “opt out” movement to refuse participation in the unconstitutional federally funded testing regime aligned with the Obama-backed national school standards, senior bureaucrats, including Education Secretary Arne Duncan, have actually started resorting to lawless threats against parents, teachers, students, and entire state governments. Some parents were threatened by officials with jail time. Even small children are being punished by the state for “opting out” of the deeply controversial tests, with one California mother telling The New American that her daughter was publicly denied ice cream in retaliation.

But so far, the threats are only emboldening the opposition.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have known teachers hired by a private education organisation to implement Common Core here in Hawaii: it was an unmitigated disaster; prevented the kids from truly learning; discouraged critical thinking; and made the child feel like little more than a herd animal.

One of the outcomes I would love to see happen from this growing federalization of education is a massive movement toward home schooling, either individual or group, and supported by states which are truly education friendly.

May 09 09:06

Scott Walker Gave Corporations Cash To Create Jobs, Forgot To Check If They Created Jobs

The job creation agency founded by Governor Scott Walker has been routinely violating its own rules and state law, according to a damning report released Friday by Wisconsin’s non-partisan Legislative Audit Bureau.

May 09 04:33

Police seize 10 children from “off-grid” homeschool family

Police seized ten children from an “off grid” homeschool family in Kentucky on Wednesday after receiving an anonymous tip about the family’s traditional lifestyle.

May 08 11:41

Kentucky ‘free range’ family loses custody of 10 kids over apparent ‘unschooling’

entucky “off-grid” family had their 10 children seized this week by authorities, and their supporters say they were targeted “simply because the government disagrees with their lifestyle and their educational choices.”

An anonymous tip sent sheriff’s deputies Wednesday to the 26-acre rural Breckenridge County home of Joe and Nicole Naugler, who document their “back to basics” lifestyle on social media.

They believe the complaint was lodged by an acquaintance who threatened to report the family to Child Protective Services during a Facebook feud with Joe Naugler.

The father was away with eight of the couple’s children when deputies arrived, and Nicole Naugler – who is five months pregnant – tried to drive away with the couple’s two oldest sons, according to a fundraising page set up by the family.

Investigators attempted to question the teens away from their mother, and she was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest when deputies said she interfered.

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I would almost be willing to bet that these kids spoke better, were better at critical thinking, and understanding math and science than most of their contemporaries in public school.

Some spelling bees across the country have banned home schooled kids because they do so much better than do their public school educated counterparts.

But when your children can be taken away from you simply because you educate differently, you no longer can be part of a free society or country.

May 07 09:12

Nearly 30 more for-profit college campuses to close

Two for-profit college chains are closing more than a dozen campuses each, the companies announced Wednesday, less than two weeks after Corinthian Colleges initiated the largest college shutdown in U.S. history.

May 06 10:00

Student Receives a Zero on Four Straight Assignments. The Reason Has Some Christians Up in Arms

It’s almost unheard of for someone to receive a “zero” grade on four different assignments in a three-week period, especially if they were all completed and submitted on time.

May 04 19:53

Secrecy Over TPP Fuels Growing Opposition in Congress

The back-room push for the corporate-friendly Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact may be backfiring on its supporters, as more and more lawmakers in U.S. Congress drop their interest in the deal over its extreme secrecy.

Only members of the House and Senate are currently allowed to view the text of the deal, and even they are forbidden from discussing what it contains. As a new report from Politico published Monday details, "If you’re a member who wants to read the text, you’ve got to go to a room in the basement of the Capitol Visitor Center and be handed it one section at a time, watched over as you read, and forced to hand over any notes you make before leaving."

May 04 14:20

Woman Reads A Children's Book About PLAYING WITH BALLS...really?

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Approved by Common Core? :)

May 04 11:30

'We Refuse to be Pawns': Student Debt Strikers Slam Education Department

A group of student debt strikers will boycott a meeting scheduled for Monday with U.S. Education Department (DOE) officials, declaring: "We refuse to be the pawns of a Department that seeks to use the students' campaign to give cover to their ongoing failures."

Activists with the Debt Collective—which has helped organize a group of over 100 students from the now-shuttered Corinthian network of for-profit colleges who are refusing to pay back their loans in protest of predatory and fraudulent practices—last met with DOE officials on March 31. The group was scheduled to return to Washington, D.C. on May 4 to meet with Education Secretary Arne Duncan to hear his response to students' demands for blanket debt cancellation.

May 04 11:20

California Dreaming: Police have no obligation to protect any individual from harm

"Do you believe that law enforcement officers have a duty to protect you from harm?" Ask yourself that question, and, your answer is..?
That is a question I have frequently asked. The overwhelming majority of answers have been affirmative; ranging from "Yes." to "That's what they are paid to do!" The next logical question is "How can we be certain we know the correct answer?"
The correct answer is found in appellate court decisions. The following summaries of a few appellate court decisions will provide some insight into this area of the law. These example cases are from California - but understand that the police are not responsible for your individual safety in any state.

May 04 06:38

NEW 2015! Solving 9/11 Christopher Bollyn Live in Dallas TX Feb 12, 2015

In this live presentation in Dallas, Texas, on February 12, 2015, Christopher Bollyn reveals little-known and rarely heard facts about the real perpetrators of one of the biggest crimes of the century...

Watch this with an open mind and you'll come away with a new viewpoint, undeniable evidence, and the ability to easily recognize the next 'false-flag' operation when it comes (and it will!).

Bollyn's presentation in Dallas was sponsored by North Texans for 9/11 Truth.

May 03 16:32

Progressive College Students Concerned About Gender Equality Have Made a New Enemy – Urinals

Campus Reform took a camera to Georgetown University to ask college students to support their ‘campaign’ that takes gender equality in a whole new direction.
In the video, the students are urged to join a ‘new movement’ that advances the idea of ending ‘urinal privilege.’ Surprisingly, many students and even a law enforcement officer seem convinced that making all bathrooms gender neutral is a smart plan.

May 03 11:47

New World Order

This website,Whatreallyhappened is mentioned and linked as a good source of truth.
Great article and links for newbies and alternative news vets alike!

The New World Order is upon us. As amazing as it may seem, we are living in the Last Days. The world is quickly uniting into a One World government, economy, religion and cashless society; under the control of The Council On Foreign Relations (CFR), the United Nations (UN), The International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, Bilderberg Group and the Trilateral Commission. All of these visible organizations are the vehicles by which the Illuminati control the world.

Here is an excellent explanation from eye-opening author Henry Makow concerning who the Illuminati are . . .

May 03 08:56

The ZBT Media Blackout - Jewish Fraternity Members Spits on Military Veterans - Blackout Ensues

When one thinks of fraternities, the usual associations are all wrong from the viewpoint of the left. This is presumably why the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at the University of Virginia was targeted by Sabrina Rubin Erdely. After all, she described UVA students as “throngs of toned, tanned, and overwhelmingly blond students” — doubtless incipient Nazis in Erdely’s overactive ethnic imagination.

So it’s quite odd to find a fraternity that does things like spitting on wounded U.S. military veterans and throwing beer bottles at them. Or tearing American flags off cars of military veterans and urinating on them.

May 03 08:13

Alex Newman - Crimes of the Educators

Alex Newman is an international journalist, educator, author, and consultant. In addition to serving as president of a small media and information consulting firm, he writes for a wide array of publications in the United States and abroad. He currently serves as a foreign correspondent for The New American magazine and teaches advanced economics to high school seniors. He has co-authored two books, including a just-released major exposé, "Crimes of the Educators: How Utopians Are Using Government Schools To Destroy America's Children," the topic of our discussion. Alex starts the conversation with a brief overview of UNESCO, the largely socialist and communist-led United Nations organization designed to influence and create standards for education, science and culture on a global scale. He explains UNESCO’s Education for All initiative, which seeks to make mandatory changes in the values and beliefs of all of humanity under the guise of educating.

May 02 09:58

The Education System in the US is Broken.

Apr 30 15:19

Michigan governor wants to split Detroit Public Schools district to isolate debt

Gov. Rick Snyder has laid out a plan the struggling Detroit Public Schools district, which has big debts and poor student achievement in many of its approximately 100 schools.

Snyder said the district has reached a "crisis point where systemic change is needed."

Under the plan, the existing Detroit Public Schools would continue under the direction of the emergency manager and the elected Board of Education for the sole purpose of paying off the district’s debt.

Apr 30 09:28

Is perseverance the key to children's intellectual growth?

By Clifton B. Parker

Passion, dedication and persistence count the most when children are cultivating their intelligence and talents, a Stanford scholar says.

Carol Dweck, a Stanford psychology professor, said that when children are praised for the process they engage in – hard work, strategies, focus, persistence – they become better learners. The Stanford News Service recently interviewed Dweck on this topic...

Apr 30 08:15

Public School “Child Nutrition Supervisor” Served Students Reeking, Six-Year-Old Pork

(Nutritional Anarchy) Stories continually coming out of public schools illustrate time and again that our school lunches are “bad,” but this story makes Michelle Obama’s school lunch program look like a fancy dinner at a four-star restaurant.

After a determination made by someone given the title “Child Nutrition Supervisor” and the school’s cafeteria managers who performed “tests,” a decision was made to serve school children six-year-old pork in Hawkins County, Tennessee.

First of all… if you have to perform tests before you serve something obviously questionable enough to warrant tests to hundreds of trusting, innocent children…

Here’s an actual quote about the meat from local news outlet WBIR:

“The actual woman making a stink about it said it smelled so bad they made gravy to put over the meat to give it a smell and give it a better taste,” said [Hawkins County Commissioner Michael] Herrell.

Ew.

(Continued...)

Apr 30 07:48

State threatening anti-Common Core parents with jail?

Parents in South Carolina who are part of a nationwide revolt against Common Core say they are being threatened with “criminal accountability” if they prevent their children from taking the tests required by the controversial educational-standards program.

Tamra Hood, a member of South Carolina Parents Involved in Education, said the state Education Department’s Chief Operating Officer, Elizabeth Carpentier, warned parents could spend 30 days in jail if even a single day of testing is missed, Breitbart News reported.

Apr 30 06:54

Univ. of Illinois protected white supremacist, but not Steven Salaita, report finds

Salaita was fired last August as he was about to take up a tenured faculty position in the American Indian Studies program at the Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) campus, because of tweets criticizing Israel’s attack on Gaza that administrators deemed lacked “civility.”

By doing so, the university violated the AAUP’s long-standing and highly influential principles on academic freedom and tenure, the report concludes.

The AAUP report confirms – based on precedents dating back to 1962 as well as generally accepted practices applied to the facts of this case – that the university’s decision constituted a “dismissal” of Salaita and not a mere withdrawal of a job offer.

Salaita was therefore entitled to full protections of his academic freedom and to due process, all of which the university violated.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"But Israel told us to do it, and that is all that really matters!"

Apr 29 14:05

Marco Rubio Went to Bat for Corinthian Colleges

Last summer, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida asked the U.S. Department of Education to "demonstrate leniency" toward Corinthian Colleges by permitting the wealthy for-profit company to continue accessing millions of dollars in federal financial aid while it was cooperating with a federal investigation.

Ten months later, the company shuttered its remaining 28 campuses, instantly displacing some 16,000 students just days after it was fined $30 million by the Department of Education for a scheme involving "confirmed cases of misrepresentation of job placement rates" for as many as 947 students. The decision to close shop came after years of federal and state investigations into the company.

Apr 29 11:06

Labor Department won't investigate alleged Edison H-1B visa abuses

The U.S. Labor Department will not investigate allegations that Southern California Edison Co. abused a popular visa program for skilled foreign workers, according to senators who requested the probe.

A top Labor official said an investigation could not be opened because there was no complaint from someone adversely affected by the use of the H-1B visas and no reasonable cause to believe the company violated the rules governing the visas.
Senators seek federal investigation of alleged H-1B visa abuse at Edison
Senators seek federal investigation of alleged H-1B visa abuse at Edison

The Labor Department "has not received a complaint from an aggrieved party or a credible source, and other avenues for investigation are not appropriate at this time," M. Patricia Smith, the department's solicitor, said in a letter dated Tuesday.

Apr 29 11:01

Middle School Teens Were Sexually Violated to Search for Marijuana

Why are extreme and sadistic incidents increasingly taking place in public schools? Let's say 90-plus percent of school faculty and staff are looking out for the well-being of students. Unfortunately there are predatory characters in various school settings who are punishing students for sharing, checking into underwear for poop, making them kneel before administration, forcing one to clean out a poop-clogged toilet with bare hands...And now...

Apr 29 09:49

EDITORIAL: State should also shoulder blame for school testing meltdown

The Department of Education’s attempt to administer federally mandated assessments under new Common Core standards, which involved shifting all testing to computers, imploded last week when the Clark County School District halted the examinations because of constant system crashes. The online platform, administered by New Hampshire-based Measured Progress and UCLA’s Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, never worked properly for very long. Students couldn’t enter answers, saw questions placed out of order and dealt with mid-exam interruptions. By the time the Clark County School District gave up, many students couldn’t log into the testing server.

Apr 29 09:11

Rebel Dad Schools Educators on Totalitarian Attendance Policy

A Pennsylvania dad received a scolding from his children's school for doing the unthinkable: he let them MISS SCHOOL (*gasp*!) to go on a short vacation.

Michael Rossi took his nine-year-old twins on a family trip and was given what he calls a "nasty-gram" from the principal.

He posted a photo of the letter on Facebook, and it went viral...

Apr 29 01:48

Most 8th Graders Score Low on US History, Civics

Only about a quarter of eighth graders showed solid performance or better in U.S. history, civics and geography on tests known as the Nation's Report Card.

(*When an eighth grade history course is essentially a weaved web of lies , it has to be next to impossible for a person that young to untangle it , and get a good grade .
Introduce this http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/allwarsarebankerwars.php#axz... to the curriculum , and see how the kids perform .)

Apr 28 14:54

How to Make Your Own Alkaline Water

Alkaline water offers the best levels of hydration and minerals.

To keep your body nice and hydrated, drink two cups of water first thing in the morning.

Apr 28 10:19

Just 42 percent of the residents in Freddie Gray’s neighborhood are employed

Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died in police custody, was born into Sandtown’s literally toxic ghetto, according to a lawsuit he and his two sisters filed in 2008. The Sun’s Jean Marbella writes that the family claimed damaging lead levels in their blood as children led to “multiple educational, behavioral and medical problems.” They settled in 2010 for an undisclosed sum.

Whether because of lead or even more intractable structural problems, Sandtown has been unable to shake the kinds of economic woes prevalent in other predominantly African-American inner city neighborhoods.

Here are the terrifying facts about Sandtown, according to U.S. Census tract data.

— Just 42 percent of residents are employed, compared to the national average of 59 percent.

— Thirty-three percent of residential properties are vacant or abandoned.

— Just 54 percent of its residents are even in the labor force, even though 77 percent of residents are between 20 and 64 years old.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If you don't have a healthy environment, meaningful education, leading to meaningful jobs and the ability to better yourself, you are in a very, very bad situation indeed.

Hopelessness, exacerbated by police brutality, will ultimately lead to violence.

And it is very obvious that Baltimore PD has some industrial strength soul-searching to do about not letting officers, sworn to uphold the law, break it by brutalizing suspects, and not following standards and practices to the letter.

The late President Kennedy said it best: "When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable."

Apr 28 05:08

Censorship at Southampton University - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

Actually, as long as Israel insists on being “a Jewish state” instead of a democratic state of all its citizens, it must walk the path of apartheid. And, it can only get away with that through successfully maintaining an exceptional status - a status that puts it above international law.

Apr 27 13:39

Adult Students Please Get Real

You have been had.

You can’t see the obvious.

When the obvious is stated, you viscerally reject it, or fain being deaf.

Apr 27 13:14

Finding Scholarships and Grants for College

If you’ve started applying for college or have already received acceptance letters back, chances are you’re well on your way to preparing for the next step in your life.

Apr 26 11:46

To help spread its message, the NSA has produced a coloring book. You know, for kids

While I wasn’t able to score any government-issue school supplies, and none of the representatives could tell me if the NSA was still operating out of the hermetic former AT&T fiber optic hub down the street at 2nd and Folsom, I did walk away with a copy of the “CryptoKids Fun Book”, images from which you can see below.

Which anthropomorphic Myers-Briggs Type crypto-kid are you? I’m Decipher Dog, always looking for “the hidden messages behind the words, symbols and sounds,” and reading the latest robot news in Cryptobyte Monthly. That said, I don’t condone Dog’s habit of wearing shoes in bed and looking at kitty porn on his laptop. You bad dog you.

Apr 26 10:48

Research Of Princeton University, In The US There Is No More Democracy

Another study from Princeton spells awful news for American popular government to be specific, that it no more exists.

Asking “[w]ho truly leads?” scientists Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page contend that in the course of recent decades America’s political framework has gradually changed from a vote based system into a government, where rich elites wield most influence.

http://whatisusa.info/research-of-princeton-university-in-the-us-there...

Apr 25 09:29

Teaching profession headed for crisis as numbers continue to drop and working lives become 'unbearable'

The working lives of teachers have become “unbearable” because of constant monitoring and as a result they are quitting in such numbers that the profession is heading for a crisis, according to an open letter to The Independent signed by 1,200 teachers.

The letter calls for more support and warns that politicians have made teachers’ working lives “increasingly difficult and for many, unbearable” and that “a constant fear of being judged to be failing” was “bleeding the profession dry”.

Teachers who signed the letter, organised by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) union, warn that schools are heading for a teacher supply crisis as more teachers leave and the Government fails to recruit enough new trainees.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One major headache for finding new teachers is the added paperwork required. Last year I was contacted by the University of Hawaii to substitute teach a class for three days while the professor went on an expected maternity leave. As I had previously taught that exact same class, I said I would be willing to pitch in for those three days to help out. I then received a huge stack of forms in the mail from dozens of agencies and departments to fill out, including proof of citizenship (as illegals pour over the borders), verification of social security number, renewal of my TB test, and documentation of my qualifications to teach the subject. Apparently, new requirements from the government rendered the fact that I had been previously hired to teach that class and my industry reputation irrelevant, and I was faced with roughly a weeks' worth of filling out forms and visiting state and fed offices for a total of three hours' paid work! Clearly the feather-bedded bureaucrats are making more money off of education than the teachers do! At that point I told UH they should find someone else. But the fact is that I am a good teacher. I was well liked when I was at UH and many of my students found work in the industry after graduation. But I won't be teaching any more, not because I don't like teaching or that I am bad at it, but because trying to be a teacher has become too much of a hassle in these politically correct times.

Apr 25 08:54

Parents anger after children as young as THREE told to sign contract promising not to use 'transphobic language' at nursery

Children as young as three are being asked to sign a contract pledging not to use transphobic language at school.

The pledge is contained in a ‘home-school agreement’ which all children must sign before they start at Turnham Primary School in September.

The infants must also promise to refrain from using homophobic and racist phrases and to be tolerant of people with different sexual orientations and lifestyles. Each child must print their name and provide a signature to confirm that they understand their ‘responsibilities’ while attending the school.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I personally do not have a problem with anyone's orientation, but this idea of a contract is rooted in the theory that the state should decide a person's personal beliefs, and THAT I have a real problem with.

For one thing, the entire liberal theory that human thought can be reshaped by reshaping the environment derives entirely from Marget Mead's "Coming of Age in Samoa", which supported the theory that human minds were born totally blank, a "Tabla Rasa" and all human emotion and behavior was shaped by the environment. Of course, anyone that knows Polynesian and Samoan culture knows Mead's book is junk. Mead did not go to Samoa to find out the reality but to confirm a pre-designated conclusion and simply found those people who would tell her what she wanted to hear (not unlike the behavior of the supporters of human-caused global warming). Although discredited, Mead's book still forms the foundation of the liberal philosophy and Mead herself continues to be lionized by liberals, much as Al Gore continues to be deified by the Carbonazis.

Apr 25 08:31

How I communicate humanity’s challenge to colleagues

*hyperlinks live at source*

I felt it might be helpful to share how I state humanity’s challenge to leaders working for important reforms; particularly the big picture that reformers are asking literal .01% psychopathic criminals for their help. Of course, reform will be impossible until we recognize this important fact.

Among perhaps 100 crucial areas, this particular reform topic is in economics. The e-mail I sent regarding reform responses with nations’ international debt crises (with additional hyperlinks for your education, and deletions to keep this example generic):

Friends and colleagues,
I respectfully and gently suggest that our current work with mechanics of the existing system, and mechanics of (this reform) with intent to optimize public benefits, embrace this Emperor's New Clothes perspective:

Apr 25 07:49

Kansas kid corrects anti-drug teacher, cops raid his house

The 11-year-old son of medical marijuana advocate Shona Banda spoke out in his Kansas classroom to correct his teacher's misinformation about pot; then the state of Kansas raided his house and took him away from his mother.

Apr 25 05:42

Professors for Israel try to Shut Down Lancet

Academia is far from the bastion of free thinking and free speech it would like to claim for itself, as a newly confected “row” involving the leading medical journal The Lancet confirms.

Apr 25 05:34

Arms maker BAE Systems takes control of failing school

Europe’s largest arms manufacture BAE Systems has become the main sponsor of an under-performing school in the North West of England.

Apr 24 22:52

Collapses The Scene Of A School In Indiana And Several Injured

Sixteen harmed in stage breakdown at Westfield High School hall

Almost the greater part of the 16 understudies harmed in a stage breakdown Thursday night at Westfield High Schoolare back home recovering.

http://whatisusa.info/collapses-the-scene-of-a-school-in-indiana-and-s...

Apr 24 19:26

Arms maker BAE Systems takes control of failing school

Europe’s largest arms manufacture BAE Systems has become the main sponsor of an under-performing school in the North West of England

Apr 24 11:04

Collapses The Scene Of A School In Indiana And Several Injured

Sixteen harmed in stage breakdown at Westfield High School hall

Almost the greater part of the 16 understudies harmed in a stage breakdown Thursday night at Westfield High Schoolare back home recovering.

http://whatisusa.info/collapses-the-scene-of-a-school-in-indiana-and-s...

Apr 23 18:44

No Juniors Show up to Take SBAC at Seattle High School

SEATTLE -- Not a single 11th grade students showed up to take the SBAC test at Nathan Hale High School this week, a Seattle Public Schools spokesperson confirmed.

Apr 23 12:23

Koch Funding of Universities Shrouded in Secrecy

In a recent column entitled “The Campus Climate Crusade,” The Wall Street Journal ’s Kimberly Strassel spent over 800 words arguing the basic conceit of UnKochMyCampus , a campaign uniting students at universities around the country who are working to increase transparency on their campuses and fight attempts by corporate donors like Charles and David Koch from influencing their education. Her core arguments?

Apr 23 11:32

Oregon Teacher Sues School District for Trauma Caused by Active Shooter Drill

Two years ago, Linda McLean, a teacher at Pine Eagle Charter School in Halfway, Oregon, was sitting at her desk when a man dressed in a black hoodie and goggles suddenly burst into her classroom.

The man pointed a gun at McLean's face and pulled the trigger.

McLean heard gunfire and smelled smoke, and felt her heart racing.

The gunman said, "You're dead" and left the room.

Apr 23 09:54

Chinese school likened to 'cell block' after pupils jump to their deaths

A middle school in northern China has been likened to prison block after bars were installed on windows and balconies to deter pupils from jumping to their deaths, according to a newspaper report.

The security measures have been taken at Hengshui No. 2 Middle School in Hebei province and were prompted after two pupils killed themselves jumping, apparently due to the pressure they felt to succeed academically, the Beijing Times reported.

One died in October last year and the other last month, the report said.

The school is well known for the high percentage of pupils who are admitted to China’s top universities and has a reputation for academic excellence, according to the newspaper.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But what will not change here is the psychological environment which causes kids to kill themselves?!?

Or do educators in China just consider these kids as "collateral damage" for having had the temerity to take their own lives, when the pressure got too great?!?

Apr 23 06:19

9-11 Truth Hits Holland

Richard Gage's successful visit to Holland on April 16-17 was the first in a series of 9-11 Truth events to hit Holland this spring.

Apr 22 14:34

I TOLD YOU WE WERE DOOMED

Apr 22 09:47

Did Hillel board member inappropriately advise Stanford on divestment request?

A board member of an Israel-aligned group played a key role in discussions which led administrators at California’s Stanford University to reject calls for the college to divest from firms which abet the oppression of Palestinians.

This week, the Students for Justice in Palestine group at Stanford learned that Susan Weinstein, chairperson of the Advisory Panel on Investment Responsibility and Licensing (APIRL) — which evaluated the request to pull university investments in US companies that profit from violations of Palestinians’ rights — was, until late January, concurrently serving as a director on the board of Stanford’s Hillel chapter.

Apr 22 07:58

This Article May Be Illegal: Lifting the Veil of Silence on Standardized Testing

Warning!

What you are about to read may be a criminal act.

I may have broken the law by putting this information out there.

Edward Snowden leaked data about civilian surveillance. Chelsea Manning released top secret military documents.

Apr 21 12:27

Tennessee Legislature Repeals Common Core

Yesterday, in a bipartisan vote, the Tennessee House of Representatives voted unanimously (97:0) to repeal Common Core. The Tennessee State Senate will take up the measure today, and is expected to pass the bill.

Apr 21 09:47

Imagine if your kids went to this school

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Common Core?!? :)

Apr 20 21:13

They Discover A New Species Of Frog That Looks Like Frog René

Somebody ought to tell Kermit he has another relative.

Another types of frog called the Hyalinobatrachium dianae has been found in Costa Rica. Like the glass frog, the lime-shaded land and water proficient has translucent skin on its underside and has eyes that make it resemble the acclaimed Muppet, Kermit.

http://whatisusa.info/they-discover-a-new-species-of-frog-that-looks-l...

Apr 20 10:52

Parent Offers Epic Response to Vaccine Homework

Sadly, this is not for Health Class! Like so many other assignments we've seen, this is for a staple class (the three Rs) but produces propaganda about an unrelated topic. We've seen this happen for math classes in story problems. In the upper right corner is the word "comprehension" indicating that this is from Reading class.

The parent would have none of it and marked a big....

SEE it here!

Apr 20 10:49

Campus Administrators Invoke ‘Civility’ to Silence Critical Speech

University administrators are successfully rallying around the value of “civility” in discourse as a means of silencing and getting rid of professors deemed politically troublesome.

Writing in The Nation, Joan W. Scott, professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study’s School of Social Science in Princeton, N.J., and adjunct professor of history at the Graduate Center at City University of New York, reports that administrators at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign denied formerly tenured professor Steven Salaita a promised position at their institution because of critical comments he made about Israel’s 2014 military assault on Gaza.

“Well-organized supporters of Israel alerted the university to his tweets, accused him of anti-Semitism, and questioned his scholarship as well as his political judgment,” Scott writes.

Apr 20 00:52

Is the American Education System One Big Conspiracy?

Jeff Rense of RenseRadio.com interviews Charlette Iserbyt, the author of the book The Deliberate Dumbing Down Of America and senior policy adviser at the Department of Education during the Reagan administration, on how government policies have affected the quality of American education and how public schooling has evolved.

https://youtu.be/Bw3oDtFGjH4

Apr 19 08:19

BEX Alert!!! - "Nazi invasion of London EXPOSED: World's top Holocaust deniers... filmed at secret race hate rally where Jews are referred to as the 'enemy' "

Nazi sympathisers, Holocaust deniers and their supporters from across the world have held a sickening secret rally in Britain at which speakers unleashed anti-Semitic rants, referring to Jews as ‘the enemy’ and ‘children of darkness’.

The meeting of the shadowy organisation will fuel fears of a growing resurgence in hatred towards Jews across Europe. The vile event was observed by a Mail on Sunday undercover team. Held in London’s Victoria, the meeting was, said experts, the most significant gathering of Holocaust deniers Britain has ever seen, with speakers invited from Spain, Canada and the United States.

Apr 19 05:23

Screwing the Young & Old

Apr 18 08:20

PHOTO: School blames ‘poor lighting’ for paltry Michelle O lunch

That’s not really a fish filet with a whole wheat bun resting on top.

Nah, your eyes are playing tricks on you.

That’s what administrators at Virginia’s Portsmouth Public Schools want parents to believe after a mother took a photo of her child’s paltry school lunch and posted it on social media.

The mom says James Hurst Elementary served the lunch Tuesday.

After the photo began circulating around the community, Food Service Coordinator Jim Gehlhoff admitted the lunch “concerns us,” but added that it might not actually be as bad as it looks.

portsmouth-lunch“Poor lighting and food presentation make this lunch unappealing,” he said in a statement released to the media.

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Apr 18 07:11

‘Monster Marijuana’ To Become Reality As Monsanto Patents GMO Pot

‘Monster Marijuana’ To Become Reality As Monsanto Patents GMO Pot
Last week Monsanto announced that it had patented the first genetically modified strain of marijuana. This news has far-reaching consequences for drugs policy, since cannabis is still an illegal substance. Many believe Monsanto’s interest in the market must mean that full legalization of the drug for recreational purposes is on the horizon, but at what cost?

Apr 18 06:05

George Soros: 5 Reasons Not to Trust Him

Apr 16 18:38

Up to 300,000 students have boycotted New York State standardized testing this week as parents and teachers band together in the growing anti-testing movement. Some districts are reporting up to 70% of students refusing to take the test.

It's an anti-testing tsunami.
Thousands of families across the Empire State said no to standardized testing, boycotting the state-mandated English Language Arts exams which began Tuesday.
While accurate figures were hard to come by, testing opponents, parents groups, and school officials from Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, to Buffalo all agreed the number is likely to far exceed the 60,000 students who refused to take the test last year.

Apr 16 14:38

Thousands of students boycott state-mandated exams

Jessie Rothenberg, age 8, holds a sign while sitting on her father's shoulders while protesting Gov. Cuomo's education policies in Park Slope, Brooklyn, in March. Stephanie Keith/for New York Daily News It's an anti-testing tsunami.

Apr 16 09:33

Demonstrators rally at USC to raise minimum wage

Hundreds of Los Angeles workers and community members gathered Wednesday in the neighborhood surrounding the University Park campus to rally for an increase in the minimum wage from $9 to $15.25 with enforcement provisions and paid sick leave.

Part of a national effort, the demonstration, organized by the coalition Raise the Wage LA, was called “Fight for $15 on 4/15” and began in downtown Los Angeles early Wednesday morning.

Apr 16 08:08

SCHOOL NURSE REFUSES TO TREAT STUDENT AFTER SHE REFUSES TO RECITE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

A Pennsylvania school was refused medical treatment after she exercised her right not to participate in the Pledge of Allegiance. Opting out of the Pledge is a Constitutionally-protected right, and this right has been upheld numerous times. But the Carlisle Area School District decided that if they couldn’t force the eighth grader to stand for the Pledge, they could ban her from receiving medical aid from the school nurse.

Apr 16 05:14

Redhead banned from school for being too ginger

NOT since the middle ages has there been such a witch hunt for a redhead.
A 17-year-old, who was about to sit her senior exams, has been banned from school because her hair is too ginger.
Emily Reay has naturally auburn hair, and toldThe Mirror she has had the same colour for three years.
But after returning from the Easter school holiday break, teachers at Trinity School in Carlisle, UK, banned her from attending classes again until she had a “more appropriate” hair colour.

Apr 15 17:57

FAA investigating Florida mailman's landing of gyrocopter on U.S. Capitol lawn

From the mailman himself. Watch the vid.

UPDATE 2:45 p.m.: ST. PETERSBURG — Doug Hughes' close friend and co-worker, Mike Shanahan, said today that the Ruskin mailman is not a terrorist and did not mean any harm with his protest.

And just hours before Hughes landed in Washington, Hughes' friend said he called a Secret Service agent to notify him of the possibility of the gyrocopter flight.

"He's not a suicide bomber, he's a patriot," said Shanahan, 65, of Apollo Beach. The whole stunt centers around Hughes' effort to change campaign finance laws, "or the lack thereof," according to Shanahan.

Apr 15 12:32

GERMLINE ENGINEERING COULD LEAD TO DESIGNER BABIES AND SUPERSTRENGTH

In the past month momentum has mounted around a technology called CRISP?R-Cas9, often described as a “search and replace” tool for DNA. The reason? It’s possible that scientists are now looking into using the revolutionary technique to permanently edit the genome of human eggs, sperm and embryos, a process called germline engineering.

Apr 15 10:47

Education departments, textbook publishers now spying on students’ social media accounts

One of the globe's biggest publishers of textbooks and other educational materials has taken to monitoring the social media accounts of students

Apr 15 09:31

Everyone's Going Crazy Trying To Solve This Math Problem

A TV presenter in Singapore recently brought up this math problem and people on the Internet have been going crazy trying to solve it. Do you have what it takes to find the answer?

Apr 15 08:52

"Staggering" Student Loan Defaults On Deck: 27% Of Students Are A Month Behind On Their Payments

Calls for a benevolent suspension of both personal responsibility and accounting truisms (which mandate that one person’s liability is everywhere and always someone else’s asset) in the interest of forgiving all student loans at the expense of the US taxpayer aside, America has a student debt problem. Here are some good places to start if you need a refresher:

Apr 15 05:53

How Zionists Are Destroying Free Speech In Universities

An academic conference, International Law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Responsibility and Exceptionalism, was due to start this Friday but the University of Southampton - citing spurious ‘health and safety’ concerns -cancelled it, following intense pressure from the pro-Israel lobby. Despite many academics writing to the university expressing their dismay and a petitionwhich garnered wide public support, an application at the High Court yesterday denied organisers a judicial review and the conference has now beenpostponed indefinitely. While an outrageous affront to freedom of speech, Southampton’s capitulation to external pressure is not hugely surprising. The Israel lobby has a long history of censorship, including in universities, which are no longer bastions of free speech.

Apr 13 18:07

Israel uses child slave labour to plant and harvest its agriculture. Not a big deal though

Palestinian children as young as 11 are being employed under dangerous conditions in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank in breach of international law, a human rights group said on Monday. Hundreds of child labourers are working in farms and agricultural businesses in the strategically sensitive Jordan Valley for just £13 a day, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch, which documented cases of young people suffering work-related ill health and injuries.

Apr 11 18:37

The most important education law is 50 years old, and we're still fighting about it

This sentence from the New York Times might seem straight out of a debate about education in Congress today: "The strings attached to the federal funds were causing many educators to question whether the schools would be run locally or from Washington."

Apr 11 15:16

The Bombing of West Philly 5/13/85

Apr 10 17:58

Eighth Grader Charged With Felony Cybercrime For Changing Teacher’s Desktop Wallpaper

A middle school student who said he was just trying to play a prank on a teacher he didn't like was charged with a cybercrime Wednesday after authorities said he hacked into his school's secure computer network. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office has charged Domanik Green, an eighth-grader at Paul R. Smith Middle School, with an offense against a computer system and unauthorized access, a felony. Sheriff Chris Nocco said Thursday that Green logged onto the school's network on March 31 using an administrative-level password without permission. He then changed the background image on a teacher's computer to one showing two men kissing.

Apr 09 09:19

Avoid Becoming a Patsy like Dzhokar Tsarnaev

by Henry Makow, Ph.D.

Modern life presents some unique challenges. STD's. Student loans. Gender bending etc. None is greater than the danger of becoming a patsy. This short article shows you how to avoid becoming the target of a massive, televised manhunt, and being vilified and butchered in the process.

Apr 09 06:36

New Bill Would Have Teachers Diagnose Psychological Issues in Children and Report Them to Police

Considering the state of our schools today, this is positively frightening.

Apr 08 12:51

The Zionist Lobby and a Cowed Academia - When Free Speech Becomes Dead Silence

The sudden cancellation of an academic conference on Israel, as well as the lack of outcry from 'mainstream' media, demonstrates once again the skewed limits to 'free speech' in 'advanced' Western democracies. 'Je suis Charlie' already feels like ancient history. It certainly does not apply when it comes to scrutiny of the state of Israel.

Apr 08 09:39

This Is How Education Kills Creativity

Is it a coincidence that pretty much all children love to write stories, have fantastic imaginations, enjoy getting messy, painting, making music, inventing characters, acting out plays, drawing and making things? Why don’t we carry this natural capacity throughout adulthood? Why would nature intend us to lose these gifts?

Apr 07 09:27

NBC'S LAW & ORDER: VACCINE AGENDA MOUTHPIECE

To honor April as National Autism Awareness Month, NBC’s Law and Order has decided to run a new episode titled Granting Immunity.’ This episode revolves around a measles outbreak in an elementary school due to parents that didn’t vaccinate their children. No stranger to taking the wrong side of controversy, it appears NBC is looking to follow in the footsteps of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel to attack parents who still want medical choice. This is termed ‘behavior placement’ in which subtle messages are woven into shows. It should be noted that watching television instantly switches a viewer’s brainwaves into the alpha state (relaxation, suggestibility etc.). Next to criminality and fraud from the mainstream medical community, it appears ridicule and brainwashing are the only ‘real science’ vaccines still command.

Apr 07 09:13

Best government — governs least

RALPH WALDO EMERSON WROTE IN AN ESSAY TITLED “POLITICS”: “THE LESS GOVERNMENT WE HAVE, THE BETTER.”

Apr 07 08:59

Southampton faces outcry from staff and public over cancelled Israel conference

The University of Southampton is facing a public outcry and discontent from staff over its cancellation of a conference on Israel and international law.

After months of pressure from pro-Israel advocacy groups, university officials announced last week that the event would not take place due to concerns over 'health and safety'.

Since organisers revealed that Southampton was pulling the plug, more than 9,300 people have signed a petition calling for the university to "uphold free speech & allow the conference on Israel and international law to proceed."

Within the university itself, more than 30 researchers, lecturers and professors at Southampton have joined a list of some 900 academics expressing support for the conference.

Apr 06 18:00

How America Became an Oligarchy

Apr 06 13:53

Ukraine’s Poroshenko Commits Gaffe During University Speech

Demonstrating his history skills in front of university students, Petro Poroshenko miscalculated events by a few centuries.

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