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Sep 03 13:52

‘Communist Core': America’s Common Core Reminds Chinese-American Mom of Her Childhood in China

Common core is so wonderful that Lily Tang Williams, a Chinese-American mother of three who grew up in Communist China, says it reminds her of her oppressive childhood.

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Sep 02 15:24

Deleting American History: Under New Standards, “U.S. Constitution Simply Ignored by Teachers”

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history. […] He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” – George Orwell, 1984

The powers that be are interested in control, not in freedom. That much is understood.

As such, American history – as ugly and bloody as it has been – cannot be told. Knowledge about the U.S. Constitution, the critical Bill of Rights and the revolution for independence are inconvenient facts to the new social engineering.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Sep 02 14:12

School crisis feared over UK teacher shortage

A shortage of teachers in the UK is sparking fears of an education crisis days ahead of the new school year in Britain.

Sep 02 10:23

Not Every Kid Deserves a Prize

I recently overheard a waiting-room conversation between two mothers. One complained her son wasn't allowed on a field trip reserved "unfairly" for high-achievers. She admitted her son had made little effort to earn his spot, but in her eyes, it was unreasonable to reward some kids and not others. The second mother was upset because her son had received a failing grade for repeatedly falling asleep in class. "It's not fair," she said. "He turned in most of his homework assignments."

Let me see if I've got this right: Kids who don't try should get the same benefits as those who do? And completing most of the assignments should discount that sleeping-in-class thing? Are we so obsessed with fairness that we raise children to believe everyone should be treated the same, regardless of effort or skill?

Sep 02 09:57

The Unsafe Child: Less Outdoor Play is Causing More Harm than Good

The third grade classroom that was visiting our nature center for the day consisted of mostly boys–rowdy, loud and rambunctious boys. As we started out into the woods, the children spoke loudly to each other in anticipation of what was to come.

Sep 02 06:56

UNIVERSITY STATISTICIAN SUING GOVERNMENT OVER ALLEGED RAMPANT VOTER FRAUD

During every election cycle, politicians, the media, and citizens alike sing the praises of democracy and the power of the “vote.” The ritual is often lauded as the pinnacle of human achievement — assurance that politicians carry out the people’s wishes. In Kansas, however, a statistician from Wichita State University has filed an open records lawsuit to investigate what she worries may be evidence of voter fraud. Tellingly, since she initially filed the suit in April, authorities have attempted to block her request for voter records.

Sep 01 14:58

Highest since 1980: 1 in 17 US college students regularly smokes pot, study says

The number of US college students regularly smoking marijuana has reached the highest point since 1980, a new study has found. Daily or near-daily marijuana use was reported by 5.9 percent of college kids in 2014— up from 3.5 percent in 2007.

Sep 01 14:30

The West Point Professor Who Contemplated a Coup

On Monday, West Point law professor William C. Bradford resigned after The Guardian reported that he had allegedly inflated his academic credentials. Bradford made headlines last week, when the editors of the National Security Law Journal denounced a controversial article by him in their own summer issue:

As the incoming Editorial Board, we want to address concerns regarding Mr. Bradford’s contention that some scholars in legal academia could be considered as constituting a fifth column in the war against terror; his interpretation is that those scholars could be targeted as unlawful combatants. The substance of Mr. Bradford’s article cannot fairly be considered apart from the egregious breach of professional decorum that it exhibits. We cannot “unpublish” it, of course, but we can and do acknowledge that the article was not presentable for publication when we published it, and that we therefore repudiate it with sincere apologies to our readers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good! What he was suggesting would have made an absolute mockery of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

But don't think for a millisecond that this guy won't be scooped up in the waiting buzzard wings of the Neocons; I suspect we haven't heard the last from this guy, and not by a long shot.

Sep 01 14:08

SOUTH DAKOTA DROPS TEACHING HIGH SCHOOLERS ABOUT AMERICAN REVOLUTION, FOUNDING DOCUMENTS

??North Dakota students may or may not learn about the first 100 years of America’s history.
Important topics like the Declaration of Independence, the Revolutionary War and the framing of the U.S. Constitution may simply be ignored by teachers under new history standards approved by the state’s board of education last Monday, the Argus Leader reports.

Current standards do not allow history teachers to delve into topics before the Civil War, so the new standards open up the door but don’t require teachers to cover early American history, as many would have preferred. The recently adopted history standards are set to take effect in 2016-17 school year and whittle the current standards from 117 pages to 44.

“Our current history standards do not even give an option as to whether it’s comprehensive or modern,” board president Don Kirkegaard told the news site. “It’s strictly modern.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is insane, and an insult to our history; it means that the reasons our country was founded just won't be taught, just in case these students might want to look at the situations in British government at that time, and compare it to the situations we see in US government today.

Heaven forbid that they should indulge in such a thing, and might be able to use critical thinking to come to a logical conclusion here!!

Sep 01 09:15

Newspeak is here: Professors threaten failing grade if students use the terms he or she and male or female

In yet another sign of how far American University’s have fallen to the leftist thought police, multiple professors with at least two colleges are threatening students with failing grades if they use language deemed offensive by the hard left.

Sep 01 05:30

Newspeak is here: Professors threaten failing grade if students use the terms he or she and male or female

In yet another sign of how far American University’s have fallen to the leftist thought police, multiple professors with at least two colleges are threatening students with failing grades if they use language deemed offensive by the hard left.

Aug 31 22:26

Want Your Children Well-Educated and Safe? HOMESCHOOL THEM!

Many public schools not only are dangerous but produce poor educational results. According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress for 2013, sometimes called the Nation’s Report Card (http://tinyurl.com/mn6snpf), only 33 percent of white 12th-graders tested proficient in math, and 47 percent tested proficient in reading. For black 12th-graders, it was a true tragedy, with only 7 percent testing proficient in math and 16 percent in reading. These grossly disappointing educational results exist despite massive increases in public education spending.

Aug 31 21:37

Renaming Calhoun College

erase everything that might micro-aggress anybody

Aug 31 09:45

Got White Privilege? College Students Flunked for Using “Oppressive and Hateful Language”

Politically correct language has gone way too far... instead, we have entered into newspeak and thought control.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Aug 31 07:48

South Dakota Drops Study of Early U.S. History as a High School Requirement

Students in South Dakota will now graduate from high school without studying early American history, under new teaching guidelines adopted by the state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Really, all that nonsense about freedom and independence just takes time away from your mandated Holocaust studies and learning why you must forever by a servant to Israel!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 30 23:16

Professors threaten bad grades for saying ‘illegal alien,’ ‘male,’ ‘female’

Multiple professors at Washington State University have explicitly told students their grades will suffer if they use terms such as “illegal alien,” “male,” and “female,” or if they fail to “defer” to non-white students. -- According to the syllabus for Selena Lester Breikss’ “Women & Popular Culture” class, students risk a failing grade if they use any common descriptors that Breikss considers “oppressive and hateful language.”

Aug 29 20:52

The Governor's Mansions of the United States (50 Pics)

The Governor's Mansions of the United States (50 Pics)

Aug 29 19:07

Ex-Cop With 6 Kill Notches Teaches Police How to Shoot or be Killed

now we get to worry about asset forfeiture training, Israeli occupied territory training, and psycho-cop shoot-first training

Aug 29 18:05

The five guiding principles of Occupy Peace

Gerald Celente and Paul Craig Roberts are involved in this one.

Honor thy Founding Fathers: No Foreign Entanglements

The five guiding principles of Occupy Peace

Close foreign bases, bring troops home
Secure the Homeland
Military Works-Project: Troops rebuild America
Congress must vote to go to War
We the People will tell Congress how to vote

Aug 28 15:33

Shock Doctrine: A Look at the Mass Privatization of NOLA Schools in Storm’s Wake & Its Effects Today

Just two weeks after Hurricane Katrina, the city fired 7,500 public school teachers, launching a new push to privatize the school system and build a network of charter schools. Many accused lawmakers of trying to break the powerful United Teachers of New Orleans union. Today former President George W. Bush will return to the city to speak at the Warren Easton Charter High School. We speak to the New Orleans actor and activist Wendell Pierce, whose mother was a teacher and union member for 40 years, as well Gary Rivlin, author of "Katrina: After the Flood." He recently wrote a piece for The New York Times titled "Why New Orleans’s Black Residents Are Still Underwater After Katrina."

Aug 28 12:47

5 charged in 3 months: School District battles history of personnel violating students

Over the past 10 years, more than 30 Clark County School District employees have been arrested for alleged sexual misconduct. Six served jail time, and six had charges dismissed. The rest were given probation or have charges pending.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What medications were they on? Side-effects of prescription anti-depressants are not confined to acts of extreme violence.

Aug 27 15:36

Judge Sentenced To 28 Years For Selling ‘Kids For Cash’ To Prisons

A Pennsylvania judge in Pennsylvania was just sentenced to 28 years in prison for selling “kids-for-cash.” The bribery scandal made headlines when Former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. was alleged to have taking $1 million in bribes from juvenile detention centers to fill their cells with children who came before him in court.

Aug 27 13:34

Teacher allowed to keep job after being late 111 times — in 2 years!

A New Jersey teacher will keep his job even though he was late for work 111 times over a two-year period. An arbitrator criticized Arnold Anderson’s claim that the quality of his teaching outweighed his tardiness.

Aug 27 12:59

OXFORD DICTIONARY ADDS ‘BUTTHURT’ ‘FAT-SHAME’ ‘SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIOR’

Oxford Dictionaries is the branch of the Oxford family that focuses on modern language—words that people are using now and how they’re using them—which makes their barriers to entry different than the venerable, historical Oxford English Dictionary. Their new words often arise from fresh technology and pop culture and might include Internet slang (like new entrypwnage) that would get laughed out of the OED’s admittance office.

Aug 27 10:00

MEET AMERICA’S FIRST SCHOOL DISTRICT TO SERVE 100% ORGANIC MEALS

When schools in California’s Sausalito Marin City District return to session this August, they will be the first in the nation to serve their students 100 percent organic meals, sustainably sourced and free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). More than 500 students at Bayside MLK Jr. Academy in Marin City and Willow Creek Academy in Sausalito will eat fresh, local food year-round, thanks to a partnership with the Conscious Kitchen, a project of the environmental education nonprofit Turning Green.

Aug 26 10:53

California home school interest surges as parents look to sidestep vaccine law

With the passage of a new law this summer mandating vaccines for schoolkids in California, home school advocates and organizations say they are seeing surging interest in off-campus education options that would exempt them from the requirement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"No! You will NOT teach your own children. We, the almighty government will teach them. We will decide what they eat. We will decide what medications they must take! you have nothing to say about it! Those children are the property of the US Government, dammit!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Aug 26 07:20

LITERARY MAGAZINES FOR SOCIALISTS FUNDED BY THE CIA, RANKED

In May of 1967, a former CIA officer named Tom Braden published a confession in the Saturday Evening Post under the headline, “I’m glad the CIA is ‘immoral.’” Braden confirmed what journalists had begun to uncover over the previous year or so: The CIA had been responsible for secretly financing a large number of “civil society” groups, such as the National Student Association and many socialist European unions, in order to counter the efforts of parallel pro-Soviet organizations. “[I]n much of Europe in the 1950’s,” wrote Braden, “socialists, people who called themselves ‘left’—the very people whom many Americans thought no better than Communists—were about the only people who gave a damn about fighting Communism.”

Aug 25 08:38

School District Responds To Confederate Flag Flap By BANNING ALL FLAGS

In an act designed to prevent anyone from any background being perpetually offended, a school district in Tennessee has declared that ALL flags and banners are banned, even the stars and stripes.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"In their place we have this NEW and totally unoffensive flag showing the planet Earth with a dollar sign on it!"

Aug 25 07:58

LA Times’ ‘Independent’ Education Project Bankrolled by Charter School Backers

Earlier this month, the Los Angeles Times (8/18/15) announced an initiative called Education Matters, “an ongoing, wide-ranging report card on K-12 education in Los Angeles, California and the nation.” The project will cover educational issues, including “the latest debate on curriculum or testing” and “how charter schools are changing public education.”

Aug 24 13:16

What are America's top 25 universities?

Aug 24 10:13

Southern Calif. School District Bravely Refuses To Ban Confederate Flag Clothing, Even After Scuffle Between Students

Apple Valley High School in the Inland Empire area of Southern California has bravely refused to ban Confederate flag clothing, even after a publicized scuffle between students over the matter. A 14-year old black student claimed that a white student repeatedly punched him after he asked him about a Confederate flag belt buckle. Witnesses, however, has another version and claimed the black student was the aggressor.

"The district superintendent says they haven't banned confederate flag clothing because then they'd have to ban a long list of other clothing," a school spokesman said.

Aug 24 05:18

This Map Shows How Many More Students Are Living In Poverty Than 9 Years Ago

Students in America’s schools are much, much poorer than they were nine years ago.

In 2006, 31 percent of America’s students attended schools in “high-poverty” districts, meaning that 20 percent or more of the district's students lived below the federal poverty line. By 2013, however, this number jumped to over 49 percent, according to an analysis of U.S. Census estimates from the nonprofit EdBuild. This means that nearly half of the nation’s children between the ages of 5 and 17 attend schools in communities where a large chunk of families are struggling to get by.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Obama loves big numbers.

I am nearly certain that the consistent continuation of offshoring/outsourcing of jobs, which remains unabated in his administration, courtesy of the corporations which support him, overtly and covertly, must be a point of personal pride for him.

Aug 23 16:35

Libreoffice 5 review

How much should you pay for a full suite of office applications? The nightmare scenario for Microsoft is that the answer to this is “nothing”, and LibreOffice is one of the products making that nightmare more of a reality.

LibreOffice is a free, open-source office suite that includes a word processor, a spreadsheet and presentation software. It’s derived from the old OpenOffice code base but is much improved over it and its successor products. And, as you’d expect from an open-source product, it’s available on a range of platforms: Windows, Linux, OS X, and (of course) anything you can get the source code to compile on yourself.

Aug 22 09:31

Nebraska Teachers Sign Pledge Promising To Propagandize Students

Hastings School District in Nebraska recently caught the attention of the ACLU by forcing teachers to sign a pledge promising to propagandize children with nationalistic propaganda.
The pledge demanded that teachers mold students to have “love and devotion” for the U.S. government, giving a glimpse into the true motive of government education.

The issue was quickly noticed by the ACLU, which deemed the policy unconstitutional and demanded the school district stop forcing the teachers to make such a promise.
“You need to know that the statute is a dead letter law which has been clearly overruled by the highest court in the land. Attempting to enforce the state statute is unconstitutional and will expose the school district to liability to a civil rights lawsuit,” the ACLU said in a statement last week.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I have to wonder; in the state of Nebraska, does molding kids to have "...love and devotion for the US government..." mean never have any disagreements with the policy of that government, even when those policies are pig-headedly, ham-fistedly not in the best interests of the American people?!?

Is that "love and devotion" supposed to be complete and unquestioning, even when the wars in which our American kids fight, die, or come home maimed for life, are ultimately for private profit, as we well know they are?!?

It would appear here that the state of Nebraska is trying to inculcate blind obedience to the State, to the complete disfavor of logical, critical thinking.

Were I a parent in Nebraska, understanding this, I would be hauling my kid out of the public school there so fast that the principal's head would be spinning around faster than did Linda Blair's in "The Exorcist".

Aug 22 06:24

The Sad Truth About Today's World Illustrated

Art isn’t all fairytale photoshoots and landscape shots – it can also act as catalyst of change. And Steve Cutts thinks that many things in the world should be different. Work shouldn’t be a grinding, soul-crushing rat race for the almighty dollar. Consumerism shouldn’t hold a vice-like grip on our lives. And social media, well, we need to throw-off the shackles we so eagerly put on ourselves. Wouldn’t life be better then?

Aug 22 03:10

Manipulating Human Minds

Could any dictator desire more? Almost the entire population of the Empire is now thinking the same way!

The populace is “educated” at schools and the universities staffed with submissive, and cowardly teachers and professors.

The populace is “informed” by hundreds of thousands of servile journalists and “analysts”. There is almost no deviation from the official narrative.

Congratulations, Western Empire! You have succeeded where others tried but failed. You have achieved almost absolute obedience and discipline, a total servility.

Aug 21 08:10

Meet the Nation’s first school district to serve 100% organic meals

When schools in California’s Sausalito Marin City District return to session this August, they will be the first in the nation to serve their students 100 percent organic meals, sustainably sourced and free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Aug 20 09:55

Oklahoma school replaces chalkboards, finds 98 year old drawings and lessons hidden behind them

Aug 18 13:33

Only 40% Of Teachers Support Common Core

Aug 18 10:51

Biggest Gay Lobby Group in America Urges Schools to Ban Words ‘Boy’ and ‘Girl’

The biggest gay rights lobby group in the United States has called on schools to eliminate “gender stereotypes” by training staff to avoid using the words “boy” and “girl” in class.

A new back to school guide published by the Human Rights Campaign designed to make classrooms “gender inclusive” urges teachers to “avoid using gender to divide and address students” so as to prevent any transgender students from becoming upset.

“Instead of addressing your class using “boys” and “girls,” try something new. Words like “friends,” “students” or “scholars” allow all students to feel included, expand student vocabulary and model inclusive language and behavior for other students and teachers,” states the guide.

Asking students to identify as male or female on paperwork is also vehemently discouraged, with the guide encouraging schools to, “consider adding a third write-in option for those who have non-binary gender identities.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's stop using the word "human" as that discriminates against our furry friends, and it's been a long time since we acted human anyway! :)

Aug 17 20:23

9-minute video: All Orwellian pieces of Earth’s bizarre jigsaw puzzle match what ‘Big Picture’?

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

hat tips: David Icke, jay4louise2

“By means of ever more effective methods of mind-manipulation, the democracies will change their nature; the quaint old forms -- elections, parliaments, Supreme Courts and all the rest -- will remain. The underlying substance will be a new kind of non-violent totalitarianism. All the traditional names, all the hallowed slogans will remain exactly what they were in the good old days. Democracy and freedom will be the theme of every broadcast and editorial. Meanwhile the ruling oligarchy and its highly trained elite of soldiers, policemen, thought-manufacturers and mind-manipulators will quietly run the show as they see fit.” - Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited (1958), Section XII

9-minute artistic video of the .01% criminal agenda centering in war, money, and lies; with required distraction of the public to keep their crimes and lies unrecognized:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=301&v=xNcw4oTP_c4

Aug 15 09:43

Capilano University Instructor Fired for Free Speech Videos

Aug 15 08:08

Barber Gives Free Cuts To Kids Who Read Aloud In His Chair, And It’s Shear Genius

An Iowa barber has developed a creative way to get kids reading.

Courtney Holmes, a barber in Dubuque, offered free haircuts to kids who read out loud to him during an appointment on Saturday, USA Today reported. The initiative was part of a back to school event, and Holmes hopes the storytelling will help young students strengthen their reading skills.

"The kids would come in, and I would say, 'Go to the table and get a book you might like, and if you can't read it, I'll help you understand and we can read it together,'" Holmes told the news outlet.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With so much going so badly around the world, it is nice, for at least a moment, to focus on someone who is doing a great thing for kids.

Bravo, Mr. Holmes: well done!!

Aug 14 09:22

Chicago Public Schools announces hundreds of teacher layoffs, spending and pension cuts

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) released its 2015-2016 budget Monday, including $200 million in spending cuts and 479 additional teacher layoffs. In June, the district announced 1,400 layoffs.

Aug 14 07:39

Mexico Government Gives Free TVs to Millions of Poor… With High Definition Social Programming

Movies warned that TV would be used for mind control... They Live, Videodrome and others.

Now, the Mexican government is giving out free HD flat screen TVS to 10 million poor people... so they can upgrade to the digital standard. But why?

Read full article at Truthstream Media.com

Aug 13 14:00

Palestine and Free Speech: The University of Illinois’ Decision to Fire Prof. Steven Salaita on Behalf of the Israel Lobby

Steven Salaita is a renowned academic in the field of Native American Studies. That is why the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) hired him in 2013 as a tenured associate professor in the American Indian Studies Program. Salaita resigned from his previous position and had every reason to believe that he was on his way to Illinois. However he was terminated on August 1, 2014.

In the summer of 2014 Israel was in the midst of a murderous campaign in Gaza which killed more than 2,000 people, including 500 children. Steven Salaita is a Palestinian-American and like millions of people he vented anger and outrage as the horrific war crime continued. His posts on twitter garnered the attention of the administration and donors at the University of Illinois and he was fired before he even began working.

Aug 13 12:32

SCHOOL OFFICIALS USED YOUNG GIRL AS “BAIT” IN RAPE STING, SHE WAS RAPED AND THEY COVERED IT UP

In 2010, a 14-year-old Huntsville girl was approached by school officials who wanted to use her as bait in a “sting operation.” The plan was to use the young girl to catch a boy in the act who’d been accused of sexually harassing students. However, their asinine plan backfired, and this innocent young girl was anally raped by the older student. The plan was for the girl not to do anything and teachers would burst in and catch the boy with a girl in the bathroom, but the boy changed bathroom locations. The girl, known in court records as BHJ, was not found by the incompetent school officials until after the student raped her.

Aug 11 14:25

Chicago laying off 500 teachers

It won't be "back to school" for hundreds of Chicago teachers who are getting layoff notices this week.

The Chicago Public School system is laying off nearly 500 teachers and just over 1,000 support staff as it responds to a budget crisis it says is caused by increasing pension costs and declining state aid.

Aug 11 09:52

Hillary Clinton cracks down on for-profit colleges after cashing in

When Hillary Rodham Clinton, the 2016 presidential candidate, unveiled her college affordability plan on Monday, she sounded every bit the critic of for-profit universities. But Mrs. Clinton, the spouse, benefited to the tune of millions of dollars from that same industry in a business relationship her husband enjoyed as recently as this spring.

Former President Bill Clinton collected more than $16 million from 2010 to 2014 as honorary chancellor of Laureate Education, a for-profit company that runs 80 education institutions around the globe, according to recently released tax returns. Four of its six U.S. colleges were flagged on the Education Department’s list of schools whose access to federal financial aid was being monitored out of concern over financial irresponsibility.

Aug 11 09:03

WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW: HOW SMARTPHONES DESTROY CHILDREN'S BRAIN

Over 2 billion people now own smartphones and use their devices on a daily basis. Recent studies find that an average person checks their screen 150 times a day. In the Western world, 56 percent of children between the ages of 10 to 13, own a smartphone. While that fact alone may come as a shock, it is estimated that 25 percent of children between the ages of 2 and 5 have a smartphone. Everyone has seen it, and maybe you're even guilty of it yourself! You're dining at a restaurant when you see a family with young children. The children are quiet, but it's not because they're eating or they're listening to their parents. It's because their eyes are glued to some sort of electronic device.

Aug 10 08:03

Amount of students homeschooling increased 62% in the past decade

In the past, parents have put very little thought into how their children would be educated, and many of them have thoughtlessly put their trust in government schooling. However, times are slowly beginning to change, as more parents are turning towards homeschooling, unschooling and alternative education paths.

Aug 09 06:15

Defense Against the Psychopath (Full length)

Published on Jan 10, 2013Defense Against the Psychopath
By Stefan Verstappen

Defense Against the Psychopath is a documentary excerpted from chapter one of my book; The Art of Urban Survival. Teaches people how to recognize and defend against our society's most dangerous predators, psychopaths.

Free Download of the PDF booklet, Defense Against the Psychopath here: http://www.chinastrategies.com/
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Education

Aug 07 15:31

Common Core Does Not Educate Your Children It Indoctrinates Them

Aug 05 14:50

Expert: ‘Michelle Obama School Lunches’ Causing Cancer

Clinical dietician Daniel Jarvis has slammed the Michelle Obama-backed federal lunch program, labeling it a money-making scam that will cause higher rates of cancer in children who are being forced to eat carcinogenic processed meat.

Aug 05 14:23

KY Cops Shackle, Traumatize 8 and 9 Year-Old Kids

Two elementary school students from Kentucky were traumatized after a deputy sheriff handcuffed the kids for behavior associated with their learning disabilities, a lawsuit filed on Monday claims.

Aug 04 17:32

Man arrested, charged with multiple felonies for telling jurors about their rights

Last week, a Denver man was arrested and charged with multiple felonies, but not for stealing, committing fraud, or engaging in violent crime. He was targeted for attempting to educate jurors about their rights in the courtroom.

Aug 04 14:30

Video Shows School Resource Officer Handcuffing Third-Grader With ADHD

A school resource officer in Kentucky placed handcuffs on a third-grade boy with disabilities as he cried, according to a video released on Monday by the American Civil Liberties Union.

The ACLU released the video along with a lawsuit filed against the Kenton County Sheriff's Office in Covington, Ky., due to numerous incidents. The ACLU alleges that Kenton County Deputy Sheriff Kevin Sumner, a school resource officer, shackled an 8-year-old and a 9-year-old with their hands behind their backs. Both students have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to the ACLU.

Aug 04 13:23

School Board Finally Gets Around to Suspending Teacher Who Duct-Taped Kindergartners’ Eyes Shut as Punishment

Well, the Hillsborough County School Board voted 6-0 last week to suspend Florida music teacher Lindsay Blanc after she was accused of duct-taping a kindergartner’s eyes shut as punishment at Potter Elementary School.

Apparently this is just something Ms. Blanc, 29, somehow thinks is okay to do to little kids. The Tampa Police Department interviewed 19 children and some of them told the cops they too were duct-taped by Blanc as punishment according to the police report. Others witnessed her doing it or threatening to, holding a roll of duct tape and saying the kids better behave or they would “get this”. Ms. Blanc also reportedly liked to terrorize the children with threats that they would be taken away in a “white van” if they didn’t do as they were told.

Aug 04 07:50

Ongoing monetary and banking reform communication with ~2,000 AP Econ teachers

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

Since 2009 I've been a Socratic voice for monetary and banking reforms to ~2,000 Advanced Placement Macroeconomics teachers on our discussion listserve. The status over the last six years is an occasional positive response, with a total of perhaps ten teachers in at least mild agreement, and occasional negative responses that I end with a few polite yet direct Socratic questions that demonstrate no substantiation to the negative argument. None of the negative ones or other colleagues follow-up with good questions to learn, only two have communicated to me privately in partnership, and zero colleagues have joined my voice on the listserve in any way pointing to reforms or admonishing colleagues to look at the game-changing data.

Aug 03 09:52

College Textbook Prices Have Risen 1,041 Percent Since 1977

Students hitting the college bookstore this fall will get a stark lesson in economics before they've cracked open their first chapter. Textbook prices are soaring. Some experts say it's because they're sold like drugs.

Aug 02 20:38

Lies My History Teacher Told Me

August 6, 2015, is the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, a civilian city that had minimal military value, despite the claims of President Truman when he announced the event to the American people.

Aug 02 14:55

The Imperial Designs on Iran

So what is the Obama administration really up to in Iran? What sort of strategic calculations have led to what for the moment looks like a tactical geopolitical shift?

President Obama certainly concluded that the 36-year-long Wall of Mistrust against Iran was bound to fail. The real Masters of the Universe in Washington – those who control the deep state – always knew that the “nuclear weapons” hysteria was bogus. That was part of a strategic decision to keep the Islamic Republic isolated from the West as long as possible, and ultimately force regime change.

Aug 02 09:02

More parents turn to homeschooling: 62% increase in the last decade

More parents than ever before are choosing to homeschool their children, driving a movement that’s grown by 62 percent in the last decade.

The National Catholic Register reports that recent data from the U.S. Department of Education shows explosive growth in homeschooling among American families, particularly in the last 10 years, when the number of students between the ages of 5 and 17 went from 1.09 million in 2003 to 1.77 million in 2012.

Homeschooled students now represent about 3.4 percent of the school-age population, a percentage that’s increased significantly for a variety of reasons.

The first one would be to have them get an individualized education that meets the needs of each student; the second was that we were drawn to a classical curriculum; and the third would be flexibility in time with family,” Fredericksburg, Va. homeschool mother Christina Banks told the news site of her reasons for educating her children at home.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If Mike and I would have had kids, home schooling would most probably have been the way we would have gone.

Home schooled kids tend to score significantly higher on college entrance exams, and do better in college than do those who have attended public school.

Aug 01 10:10

NYC landlord tries to reduce damages payment by saying Latino toddler wouldn’t go to college anyway

A Federal judge rejected a Brooklyn landlord’s attempt to use a Latino child’s ethnicity to justify reducing his liability in a lead poisoning case, the New York Times reported.

Mark Kimpson’s attorney sought to reduce the $2 million awarded to the boy and his mother by a jury earlier this month, saying the child was less likely to attend college and earn a degree even if he had not been stricken by lead poisoning while living in the family’s Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment. Elevated levels of lead were found in his blood just after his first birthday.

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That this attorney thought for one moment that this argument would be accepted by the judge reminds me of one of comedian Ron White's classic stand-up routine lines: "You can't fix stupid!"

Jul 31 09:25

Greek ‘Rescue’ is Berlin’s Tar Baby, Worse than WWI Reparations

By now it is clear that far from a sensible resolution of the relatively solvable Greek crisis, the agreement pushed on Greece above all by the Merkel coalition in Berlin, with the willing complicity of Greek Prime Minister Tsipras, is preprogrammed to not merely fail but also to detonate a tsunami of consequences which likely will begin the chaotic breakup of the European Monetary System and its Euro.

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Jul 28 15:05

Audits Of Asset Forfeiture Program Uncover Funds Used To Pay Student Loans, Property Used As Rent-Free Housing

Student loan debt is a serious problem here in the US as the price of higher education continues to outpace every standard economic yard stick. Lots of people think the government should step in to do something about it. While the administration makes helpful noises and tries to figure out how it can effectively tell Americans it's alright to rack up debt and walk away from it without actually, you know, encouraging Americans to get deeply in debt and walk away from it, one government employee is taking the bold steps the US government won't to eradicate student loan debt… specifically, his.

Jul 28 10:18

Black Students In The U.S. Get Criminalized While White Students Get Treatment

When black and white kids act up or display troubling behavior at schools, teachers and administrators often address it with differing responses split along racial lines, new research shows.

Black students are more likely to be punished with suspensions, expulsions or referrals to law enforcement, a phenomenon that helps funnel kids into the criminal justice system. Meanwhile, white kids are more likely to be pushed into special education services or receive medical and psychological treatment for their perceived misbehaviors, according to a study released last week in the journal Sociology of Education.

Overall, this pattern often leads to the criminalization of young black students and the medicalization of white students.

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This is insane, and has to stop. Also, medicalizing kids, when what is needed is behaviour therapy, can cause grave consequences for these people down the road. And if you don't believe me, take a look at the following website:

www.ssristories.com

All of America's kids deserve a competitive, first class education. Asia and Scandinavia have incredibly good outcomes, and their kids have terrific scores in math, problem solving, and literature. So why doesn't the US?!?

I hate to say this, but believe absolutely that it is true: there is a real contempt in DC for people who can problem solve, and accurately analyze situations.

Independent thinkers are not encouraged, therefore you see the further dumbing down of our students with the infamous "Common Core" curriculum, which cripples kids' abilities to think logically.

When people are dumbed down and cowed by the ever more imperious state (including "threat assessments" on kids which follow them from pre-school through the 12th grade in some states), the US government believes at can throw any drivel at the American public in the hopes that because they cannot analyze or think critically, what the US government tells them will be accepted without question.

Jul 28 08:06

Calif. students now given six ‘gender identity’ choices on college admissions applications

Questions about gender identity and sexual orientation have been added to admissions applications used by the University of California system, including no less than six choices for students when checking off their “gender identity.”

One new question posed to those seeking admittance to the system – which educates 233,000 students enrolled in 10 campuses statewide – is “How do you describe yourself? (Mark one answer).”

The choices are: “male; female; trans male/trans man; trans female/trans woman; gender queer/gender non-conforming; and different identity.”

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I am a lesbian trapped in a man's body! :)

Jul 27 08:31

UNIVERSITIES ARE USING DATA ANALYTICS TO ASSESS A STUDENTS MENTAL HEALTH AND MUCH MORE

Currently there are 150 universities in the U.S. using "Skyfactor" which monitors and assesses a students tests scores. Schools are also assessing how "COOPERATIVE" your parents are! "Skyfactor advertises itself as a risk management service, promising to help academics “quickly see which students need attention and resources now — before it’s too late”. Course tutors are given access to a dashboard that documents each student’s class attendances, assessment grades, participation in sports practices, and visits to the campus financial aid officer. "

Jul 26 21:57

How ‘Adjunct’ Professors Are Exploited

While some “star” professors at major universities are very well compensated and college football coaches can make millions of dollars a year, “adjunct” professors are exploited as cheap labor, often needing other jobs and food stamps to survive.

Jul 26 12:39

Education: time for a new purpose

Graham Peebles says inhibiting ideological patterns of thought must be dismantled in all areas of education if we are to discover the answers to our social, economic and environmental problems, and create harmony.

Jul 25 08:15

The Speech Every 2015 College Grad Needs to Hear

Jul 24 10:09

Marked: “Schools assess students’ threat level” from kindergarten up in precrime society

By now, everybody knows that the NSA and a host of other alphabet agencies are spying on Americans, collecting virtually every piece of communications data they exchange, regardless of whether or not they are “doing anything wrong.”

Jul 23 11:21

American students are given threat assessments

Schools and police are using V-STAG to assess a students threat level:

"The Virginia Student Threat Assessment Guidelines (V-STAG) is a school-based manualized process designed to help school administrators, mental health staff, and law enforcement officers assess and respond to threat incidents involving students in kindergarten through 12th grade and prevent student violence."

The war on terror is out of control! Watch out that kindergarten kid could be a threat!

Jul 22 08:41

Israeli college in East Jerusalem bags $15 million of EU funds

The “earthquake” claim was made by an unnamed official who was widely quoted in the press. The official had voiced displeasure at new EU “guidelines” stating that the Union would not award subsidies to Israeli firms or institutions based in the occupied West Bank (including East Jerusalem).

I was skeptical of these guidelines. While Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu depicted them as an existential threat to Israel, my feeling was that they did little more than reiterate the EU’s official policies.

Because they did not seem to be accompanied by a proper monitoring system, I also felt that it would be easy for Israeli institutions or companies active in the West Bank to circumvent them.

The latest available data on Horizon 2020, the EU’s scientific research program, proves that my skepticism was well-founded.

Jul 20 07:37

Top 23 Strangest Facts About Crime You Probably Didn’t Know

Top 23 Strangest Facts About Crime You Probably Didn’t Know

Jul 19 23:03

Academic Oligarchy: Majority of Science Publishing is Controlled by Just Six Companies

The flow of science in this modern age is largely controlled by just six corporate publishing groups, which by calculated design have been gobbling up the journal market since at least the 1970s. And a new study out of Canada reveals that this mass consolidation of publishing power is, to a large extent, skewing what passes as scientific progress.

Jul 17 10:52

Wolfgang Halbig and Sandy Hook: Trick or Treason?

Among the most curious aspects of the Sandy Hook event (which have puzzled many students)include the presence of a sign saying, "Everyone must check in!", Port-a-Potties, boxes of bottled water and pizza cartons in the Firehouse, name tags on lanyards and parents cheerfully bringing their children to the scene of (what was alleged to be) a child-shooting massacre. Wolfgang and his attorney were able to extract from Newtown First Selectman (which is an office), Patricia Llorda, that the sign had been placed there, not by the city, but by Homeland Security, which drew audible gasps from those who were present:

All of this, of course, is consistent with the FEMA manual for the event, which declares there will be a rehearsal on 13 December 2012, where the event will "go live" on 14 December, where it states (in the manual) that everyone must check in and that refreshments and restrooms will be provided. The reason Wolfgang has been unable to obtain information as innocuous as who had provided the Port-a-Potties is because it would have revealed that they were delivered on 13 December, the day before the alleged shooting, which would have thereby exposed the entire hoax. The FOIA hearings were therefore getting too close to the truth and had to be subverted, which was done by the attorney, Monte Frank, elected to Head the Connecticut Bar, which appears to be his reward for managing the cover-up:

Jul 16 13:10

An Eighth Grade Test From 1912

I read this quote recently, and agree with it:
“Now with the ‘common core’ epidemic we can see our youth transformed by a cookie cut education system and a near total loss of critical and independent thinking.”

Jul 16 08:24

EDUCATION Public High School Teacher Develops Curriculum to Teach White People About Their ‘Boot’ of Racism

In light of recent tragedies across the country that have sparked impassioned debates on race relations, a public high school teacher in Seattle has developed curriculum to teach “White America” about racism.

Jul 15 06:32

8TH GRADE TEST FROM 1912 SHOWS HOW FAR AMERICAN EDUCATION HAS BEEN DUMBED DOWN; CAN YOU TAKE IT?

A Kentucky 8th grade exam from 1912 was donated to the Bullitt County history museum. The questions feature the fundamental foundation of education that we seem to have lost due to the dumbing down of the American education system. Now with the common core epidemic we can see our youth transformed by a cookie cut education system and a near total loss of critical and independent thinking. If you can not read the fine print or zoom in, then here are some examples of 8th grade level testing in 1912.

Jul 14 09:34

WAKE UP HOMESCHOOLERS: THEY'RE COMING FOR YOUR CHILDREN !!!

This is a call for ALL homeschoolers to pick up the phone IMMEDIATELY and call their U.S. Senators and DEMAND that they vote NO on Senator Lamar Alexander's Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 (S.1177) which would reauthorize the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law until 2021. Phone number to call is: 202-224-3121.

Homeschooled children are NOT being excluded from the INTERNATIONAL United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)-DICTATED GLOBAL WORKFORCE TRAINING AND VALUES AND ACADEMICS DESTROYING CURRICULUM.

In fact, passage of Republican Rep. John Kline's HR5 July 8, 2015 by a 5-vote margin (!) will allow for all the tax-funded school choice/charter schools, with unelected boards, requirements, necessary to implement this evil unconstitutional/international/totalitarian workforce training agenda across the board, around the world. (HR-5 is basically a copy-cat version of Sen. Alexander's S1177 which will be voted on early next week.)

Jul 14 09:09

6 Insane Educational Claims Published In Real Textbooks

Art textbooks are some of the most valued educational tools for young students, since all those images of old paintings and sculptures often provide kids with their first glimpse of dongs, boobies, or even the enigmatic mons pubis. So imagine the disappointment some innocent, virginal college freshmen in Canada felt upon opening a $180 (Canadian) art textbook to find that it looked like an incomplete sticker album:

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You have to read all of these examples to see why this nation is in such trouble.

Jul 13 18:04

U.S. Government Would Have to Spend Less to Make Public College Tuition-Free Than it Spends On Financial Aid

Hard to believe, but apparently it would cost “only” about $62 billion to make public college tuition free, versus the $69 billion or so that the US Government spends on financial aid and other college programs.

Jul 10 00:06

School Threatens Parents That Pick Their Kids Up Late

Do you have kids? Do you have a job that you have to commute to? More importantly, do you have to drop your kids off at school every morning? I’m sure plenty of you are raising your hands right now. We all have busy schedules, and many of you face a daily race against time to get your kids to school, and to pick them up at the end of the day; and sometimes you’re either late or early. But how would you feel if a school threatened to take your kids away for being late?

Jul 09 18:25

'In the past three years, the number of colleges and universities charging over $50,000 per year for tuition has increased by 2400%. During the same time period, the average wage of the American worker grew by a paltry 2%.'

Skyrocketing tuition prices have forced scores of aspiring college students to take out loans in order to finance their educations. With graduates making 98% more per hour on average than people without a degree, attending college is an imperative to joining the middle class

Jul 09 15:34

School Issues Terrifying Threat to Parents Who Pick Up Kids Late

A letter that went out to families at an Oregon elementary school had some parents up in arms in this week — and fearing for what would happen should they arrive a few minutes late to student pick-up.

Jul 08 20:47

15-minute video: OBVIOUS solutions to upside down economics

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

Mark Anielski and Ellen Brown’s powerful 15-minute response to an interview at the Seizing an Alternative conference (and here, with videos here) with former World Bank economist Herman Daly and co-author John B. Cobb of For the Common Good on our economic condition:
https://youtu.be/jCiHFLKQehk?t=1h4m44s

Mark and Ellen emphasize shifting what we use for money today (created as debt) to maximize public benefits with monetary and credit reform.

Explanation and documentation:

The section of my conference paper on monetary and credit reform.
My assignment for high school economics students on monetary and credit reform, with history beginning with Benjamin Franklin’s documentation that these reforms allowed colonial Pennsylvania to operate without taxes.
Article with four videos: Upside down economics of debt, poverty, unemployment: Ready to seize solutions, or need more pain?

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Jul 08 10:09

FBI raids Michigan Jewish college suspected of defrauding federal government

Federal agents raided the offices of a Jewish college that has prospered from millions of dollars in federal aid even though almost all its students live in Israel and hardly any of them graduate.

Federal officials declined to comment on the reason for the July 7 raid at Michigan Jewish Institute, in a suburb of Detroit.

But in 2012, the Forward showed how MJI’s assets soared as the college enrolled thousands of students in distance and online learning courses.

During a five-year period, MJI’s students claimed $25 million under the Federal Pell Grant Program, which is designed for the neediest American students.

Almost all those students took degree courses in Judaic studies at yeshivas and seminaries in Israel that they never completed.

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I wonder if Hillary still thinks BDS is the big problem with colleges!

On a side note, the failure of these students to complete their courses underlines a common human trait; people do not respect or value things which they get for free. The more the American taxpayer showers all over Israel, the more disdainful of Americans' "generosity" Israel becomes!

Jul 07 13:44

School Administrators in Iowa to Wear Body Cameras

Cameras to monitor “student movement” as well as “parent and student interactions”.

Jul 07 12:15

A Third Of Americans Do Not Know What The First Amendment Is

Shockingly, fewer than one fifth were able to identify Freedom of Religion as a right under the First, while even fewer, only 10 percent, were able to identify Freedom of the Press and Right to Assembly as guarantees under the Amendment. -- Only a paltry TWO PERCENT were able to identify the Right to Petition as a right under the First Amendment.

Jul 06 11:15

Seattle 6th Graders Get Birth Control Implants Without Parental Consent

You would think that parents would have the final say over their children’s health, but in America, that’s simply not the case anymore. The government has its own agenda for your kids, and if you don’t like it, tough. They’re not really your kids anymore. They belong to the state.

Especially if you live in Seattle, Washington. CNS news recently reported that 13 school clinics in Seattle offer free birth control implants to their students, such as IUDs. What’s more alarming though, is the fact that these implants can be given without informing the parents of any child who is in at least 6th grade.
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Jul 06 09:55

Missing Comma Gets This Woman Out Of A Parking Ticket

On June 22, Andrea Cammelleri won her appeal against the Village of West Jefferson, Ohio, which was centered around none other than the comma.
Cammelleri’s case for proper punctuation , which lasted more than a year, all started when she was cited for parking her pickup truck on a street in West Jefferson, Ohio.

Jul 06 09:12

SICK: Parents Encourage 4-Year-Old To Become Transgender

Becoming transgender is a touchy issue. But it’s even a more sensitive topic when you factor in the age one decides to become transgender.
One California family is allowing their son to make a life-altering decision at the young and impressionable age of 4. He wants to become a girl.

Jul 06 08:42

THE KKK WANTS YOUR CHILDREN TO ATTEND A CROSS BURNING CEREMONY (SCREENSHOTS)

The KKK wants your children to attend their upcoming labor day cross burning. There will be loads of youth centered activities, and awards to mask the hatred. Adults harboring unequivocal amounts of indecency towards anyone of a different race is childish, so why not target children

Jul 05 07:49

FAIL - Americans Don't Know Why We Celebrate 4th of July! -- A CONVERSATION WITH THE GENERAL PUBLIC

Jul 04 03:46

Teachers can lawfully 'confiscate, keep or destroy' unhealthy lunchbox snacks, ministers say

Lord Nash, an education minister, said that the child in question and a second member of staff should be present during the search. Parents must also be warned that the searches might take place.

Jul 03 16:33

U.S. Jails Lone Vaccine Researcher, While Fraud Remains Epidemic: “Perhaps Half May Simply Be Untrue”

The seriousness of fraudulent science research is indeed on a grand scale, and could cost lives... but most science fraud goes unpublished:

Rare is the scientist who goes to prison on research misconduct charges. But on 1 July, Dong-Pyou Han, a former biomedical scientist at Iowa State University in Ames, was sentenced to 57 months for fabricating and falsifying data in HIV vaccine trials.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Jul 03 09:00

Schools Implant IUDs in Girls as Young as 6th Grade Without Their Parents Knowing

Earlier this month, LifeNews.com reported on a high school in Seattle, Washington that is now implanting intrauterine devices (IUD), as well as other forms of birth control and doing so without parental knowledge or permission.

The IUD is known as a long acting reversible contraception, and may even act as an abortifacient. So, a young teen in Seattle can’t get a coke at her high school, but she can have a device implanted into her uterus, which can unknowingly kill her unborn child immediately after conception.

Jul 03 07:55

Professor: White People Are Conditioned to Commit Mass Murder Like in Charleston

A professor at the University of Memphis suggested that the Charleston shooter was not mentally ill but rather just another example of “white people acting how they’re conditioned to act.” Assistant professor of sociology

Zandria Robinson — whose Twitter account is promoted on the school’s official website — posted a tweet following the Charleston shooting suggesting that the killer’s actions were a result of his whiteness: "waits for thinkpieces about how more mental health services could prevent white people from acting how they’re conditioned to act"

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The university just fired this obvious racist.

Jul 02 14:52

Teachers granted power to ‘confiscate and destroy’ unhealthy school lunches

The British government is urging school leaders to use their “common law powers” to search student lunches and potentially confiscate any items they deem “unhealthy or inappropriate.”

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