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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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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:

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

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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.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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"

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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.”

Jul 02 06:44

These are the top 20 MBAs in the world

Jul 01 16:11

Survey: Students forced into taboo trade to make ends meet

A new study shows that an increasing number of British students are forced into adult work, gambling and other taboo trades to make their ends meet.

Jul 01 13:16

SAD! Video shows Americans Have No Idea Why They Are Celebrating the 4th of July

With Americans set to celebrate Independence Day this weekend, Mark Dice illustrated that many beachgoers in San Diego don’t even know when the Declaration of Independence was signed or what the 4th of July even represents.

Jul 01 13:05

For students at for-profit colleges, wrong mix of loans can be toxic

Kimberly Garrison has been struggling with her student loans for a full decade. Unable to land a job with her computer networking associate’s degree, the Homestead woman missed payments, which led to her wages being garnished — about $700 per month. When Garrison received an inheritance after the death of her grandmother, she put the full $10,000 toward her loan debt, she says, in hopes of getting it under control.

Still, the $35,168 she borrowed from 2003 to 2005 to attend the Miami campus of ITT Tech has grown to $62,030.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Higher education used to be about getting a better education and job. Today, under the influence of the money-junkies, it is just another way to plunge Americans onto that debt-hook for life!

Jul 01 11:51

NEA Attack on Homeschoolers Blasted as Outrageous

The National Education Association has launched an attack on the practice of homeschooling, and one leading education expert is not taking it lying down.

“The National Education Association’s radical attacks on constitutionally protected liberties and homeschooling families in particular are outrageous and should be vehemently denounced by every real educator and every real American,” internationalist journalist and educator Alex Newman declared.

Jul 01 09:07

U.S. Congress considers mandating vaccinations for all school children

Your God-given right as a parent to choose the best and safest medical interventions for your children is under attack by a Democratic congresswoman from Florida. Representative Frederica S. Wilson from Florida's 24th District (North Miami) recently introduced the "Vaccinate All Children Act of 2015," which in a nutshell would force vaccinations on all children as a requirement to attend public school.

Jun 29 13:17

Chicago mayor turns down state cash advance to struggling schools

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday turned down an offer by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner to advance a fiscal 2016 state payment to the city's cash-strapped school system to help make a pension payment.

"We appreciate the governor's gesture, but the use of this year's dollars to pay last year's pension payment follows the same path that got the schools into the current financial mess," said a statement from Emanuel's office.

Jun 28 08:33

Police files on child sex abuse at Gordonstoun school have vanished

Official files on police investigations of child abuse at Gordonstoun, the school in the Scottish Highlands that educated the Queen’s sons and Prince Philip, appear to have gone missing or been destroyed.

In a case investigated by the Observer, a teacher named Derek Jones seriously sexually assaulted a number of children attending the junior school around 1990. He was twice questioned by police in the following years after the children told their parents what had happened. Files were forwarded to the Procurator Fiscal, Scotland’s prosecution service, but it was decided not to prosecute. The files would normally be retained, but Scotland’s Crown Office says they now cannot be found.

Jun 27 10:34

‘HeartMath’: 7-minute research video to harmonize heart and mind

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hat tip: David Icke

“As more of humanity practices heart-based living, it will qualify the ‘rite of passage’ into the next level of consciousness. Using our heart’s intuitive guidance will become common sense, based on practical intelligence.” - Doc Childre, Founder of HeartMath

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdneZ4fIIHE

Love and Light,

Heart and Mind

are essential qualities for being human.

Love without the Light of intelligence produces sheeple, the humans we see today too dull to recognize “Big Lie” government, Emperor’s New Clothes obvious crimes in literally ~100 areas, and perhaps most obvious in:

Unlawful and lie-began wars,
So-called money,
“Covering the crimes” by corporate media.

Jun 26 10:08

Contraband: You Won’t Believe What Kids Are Sneaking Into School

When you restrict the flow of goods and services the black market responds. This is a fairly universal truth. Now schools operating under lunch standards championed by Michelle Obama are getting a lesson in this firsthand.

Jun 24 23:45

Michelle O. Lunch Spawns Black Market for Salt and Pepper

We’ve seen it happen with alcohol and cigarettes, and we’ve seen it happen with drugs, guns, and prostitution. Any time the government restricts or overly taxes a vice, it doesn’t go away, it just goes underground. Now those same market forces are stifling the government’s attempts to help our kids eat “healthy” meals.

Michelle Obama’s lunch regimen is apparently so atrocious, that it has created a black market for condiments in some of America’s schools.
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Jun 24 14:40

California school backtracks on Common Core opt-out punishment

A California high school where a majority of juniors opted out of Common Core testing has backed off of plans to ban the students from using the school’s parking lot and from taking part in senior class activities after parents and education groups raised a fuss.

Jun 24 14:18

Ron Paul - This free introduction will get your child started with phonics. You get 40 lessons.

The videos do the heavy lifting. All you have to do is go to the daily lesson, click the video's PLAY button, and observe how your child does.

Also, you must print out the work sheets, and hand them to your child. Then grade them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Start of the push-back against Common Core's "word recognition" approach.

Jun 24 13:22

YOU GOT MY FIX!? Kids Create Salt Black Markets in Cafeterias Due to Michelle Obama’s Lunch Rules

Children are creating their own black markets to trade and sell salt due to First Lady Michelle Obama’s school lunch rules.

Jun 24 06:10

Russia pictured as monster with claws on cartoon map for schoolkids causes stir in Netherlands

A picture in a Dutch social studies textbook for 16-year-olds portrays Russia as a monster with claws and fangs trying to devour Ukraine, while Europe extends a helping hand.

Another image in the same text book also characterizes Russia as a ‘non-free’ country.

This picture, first published in a Dutch newspaper in early 2014, is placed in textbook’s Chapter 7 titled ‘Countries without democracy’. Pupils are asked to describe what's happening in the cartoon.

Jun 23 13:59

The commie connection – FDR and Stalin

For all those admirers of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who believe he was a great president, remove the blinders and face up to the fact that his socialist mindset and administration destroyed the last remnants of the Old Republic. Most of these same cheer leaders for the “New Deal” are in love with big government and seek to empower a federal authority at the expense of the Federalism model that is based upon separations of power and States Rights.

Jun 22 13:12

‘40% of UK university students say courses worthless’

In Britain, as many as four in 10 university students, who have paid an increased tuition fee, believe their courses were not worth the money they had to pay for.

Jun 20 03:48

Teachers To 7th Graders: There’s No Such Thing A Boy Or Girl

One of the largest school districts in the country is going to start teaching children that there’s no such thing as boys or girls.

Fairfax County Public Schools, just outside of Washington, D.C. in the Northern Virginia suburbs, has more than 180,000 students. It’s the tenth largest school district in the country.

Jun 18 17:06

FDA Rules are Twice the Length of the Bible

Jun 18 14:06

Uber-PC University of California: Saying America is the “land of opportunity” is now verboten

With so much negativity coming from our leaders and our academic institutions alone, is it any wonder why our kids have no faith in their own country anymore?

Jun 18 10:15

The Speech Every 2015 College Grad Needs to Hear

There were thousands of college commencement speeches around the country this year for the Class of 2015. But there was one missing -- one very truthful, funny and witty speech that graduates should've heard, but didn't. Well, here it is, spoken by George Will, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist at the Washington Post.

Jun 18 07:41

Teachers To 7th Graders: There’s No Such Thing A Boy Or Girl

The school district wrote, in its new recommendation for its revamped sex ed classes, that: “Students will be provided definitions for sexual orientation terms heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality; and the gender identity term transgender… Emphasis will be placed on recognizing that everyone is experiencing changes and the role of respectful, inclusive language in promoting an environment free of bias and discrimination.”

The big lesson, according to Fox News’s Todd Starnes, is “the idea that there’s no such thing as 100 percent boys or 100 percent girls.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Technically correct, but how does teaching this to children prepare them for better jobs in life?

Jun 17 15:44

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.

Jun 17 08:35

Children banned from doing handstands and cartwheels at Plymouth primary school

PUPILS have been banned from performing handstands and cartwheels during break times at a primary school because they are "beyond their capability".

Children at Old Priory Primary Academy, in Plympton, have been banned from performing "gymnastic movements" in the school playground at break times.

The school's interim headteacher, Emma Hermon-Wright, said the ban was introduced after a number of children were injured while attempting to perform the movements.

Jun 16 16:09

The Last Rebels: 25 Things We Did as Kids That Would Get Someone Arrested Today

With all of the ridiculous new regulations, coddling, and societal mores that seem to be the norm these days, it’s a miracle those of us over 30 survived our childhoods.

Jun 16 15:38

Teachers Use Spy Software to Detect Potential Child Terrorists

Installed on school laptops and tablets, the software uses keyword search capabilities and URL monitoring to detect the use of “terrorism-related” words or phrases, allowing teachers to examine suspicious behavior patterns among students.

Jun 16 15:29

Hillary Clinton calls for preschool for all children

Hillary Rodham Clinton put early childhood education at the front of her agenda Monday, pledging that as president she would work to make preschool available and affordable for every American child.

Jun 16 13:48

STUDY: Teenagers Losing Confidence in American Dream

The "American Dream" -- "You have to be asleep to believe it." -- George Carlin

Jun 15 14:55

Teacher: I Don’t Teach Shakespeare Because He’s White

The Washington Post has published a guest article by a California teacher arguing that American high school students shouldn’t read Shakespeare because he’s a dead, white man. Dana Dusbiber, who teaches English in Sacramento, says she avoids Hamlet and all the rest because her minority students shouldn’t be expected to study a ”a long-dead, British guy” (Dusbiber herself is white). And while Shakespeare is widely regarded as the premier writer of the English language, able to timelessly portray themes central to the human experience, Dusbiber says he only is regarded that way because “some white people” ordained it and he can easily be replaced.

Jun 15 10:46

POLICE SHOOT MIDDLE SCHOOL KIDS DURING 'TEMS' ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILLS WITH EMS AND FIREFIGHTERS

The Explorers program, a coeducational affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America that began 60 years ago, is training thousands of young people in skills used to confront terrorism, illegal immigration and escalating border violence — an intense ratcheting up of one of the group’s longtime missions to prepare youths for more traditional jobs as police officers and firefighters. (Germany had the Hitler Youth program, which bears a striking resemblance to the "explorer program")

The Explorer training, which leaders say is not intended to be applied outside the simulated Explorer setting, can involve chasing down illegal border crossers as well as more dangerous situations that include facing down terrorists and taking out “active shooters.” In a simulation here of a raid on marijuana field, several Explorers were instructed on how to quiet an obstreperous lookout.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If I had kids, I would never have allowed them to go to a school where such a practice was normal.

Jun 15 10:40

School to Jail Pipeline for Disabled Kids?

Albuquerque police jailed a middle school special ed student twice because they thought it better to jail disabled kids to than leave them in school, the teenager claims in court.
Sidney Summers, now 18, sued the Albuquerque Police Department and Sgt. Michael Archibeque in Bernalillo County Court, citing two incidents from 2009, when Summers was 12 years old.
Summers claims his arrests and jailings exemplified a culture of discrimination against special education students under Archibeque, who supervised Albuquerque's school resource officers at the time. Archibeque is the only individual defendant.
In his June 10 lawsuit, Summers says he was arrested for childhood temper outbursts in which no one was injured.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is so wrong, on so many levels, that I hardly know where to start.

I have personally worked with special needs kids at a private facility, and know firsthand that nothing reaches these children like love, kindness, and structure. Jailing special needs kids sends absolutely the wrong message, as does not dealing with kids who torment kids like this, and think it is perfectly fine.

This is a really lousy policy on the part of the Albuquerque police, and needs to be changed, STAT!!

Jun 15 10:40

Jews, Communists and Genocidal Hate in “Whiteness Studies”

As a general rule, you can be fairly certain that any academic discipline that contains the word ‘studies’ within its title can be immediately dismissed on an intellectual level as involving very little studying and a great deal of leftist indoctrination. The relatively new discipline of ‘Whiteness Studies,’ however, is vastly more toxic than the average contemporary effusions of the bloated academic corpus.

Jun 15 09:51

Some UK schools are using 'anti-radicalization software' to spy on kids, because terrorism

A child is never too young to start on the path toward violent jihad — at least according to the logic of Britain's Counter-Terrorism and Security Act of 2015. Luckily, there's an app for that.

UK schools have an important role to play under the new law, which will start being enforced on July 1. In the language of the act, headmasters, teachers, and other staff must "have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism." I

Jun 15 08:35

Press TV-Gilad Atzmon on Steven Salaita, University of Illinois and Jewish Power

A leading academic group has slammed the University of Illinois for refusing to employ a professor over his anti-Israel tweets.
The American Association of University Professors says the decision to withdraw Steven Salaita’s job offer is against the principle of academic freedom. Salaita lost the opportunity over his Twitter posts which exposed Israel’s atrocities in the Gaza Strip. The group has described Salaita’s tweets as expressions of outrage in strong language over the war in Gaza. The University’s chancellor has reacted to the censure, saying it will have repercussions and will be taken seriously.

Jun 15 08:04

University of Waterloo offers Beyonce course

Starting this fall, students at the University of Waterloo can take an entire course on the mega superstar, analyzing videos from her fifth and most recent album, simply titled "Beyonce."

Drama professor Naila Keleta-Mae says she based the course, called Gender and Performance, on that album because it's the first time Bey explicitly aligns herself with feminism.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Feminist "professor" creates a course to study Beyonce. How does that stop the objectification of women as sex objects?!?

Jun 14 21:35

University of Illinois Slammed with Censure Over Salaita Firing

In a decision that may have long-lasting repercussions for the university's reputation, a leading university group on Saturday voted to censure the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) for firing Professor Steven Salaita after he made comments critical of Israel's attack on Gaza last summer.

Jun 14 17:28

Marijuana Use May be Legal in First Church of Cannabis

A new church has formed in the state of Indiana based around the use of marijuana.

Jun 13 08:18

Amcha attempt to block “Palestinian Voices” university course fails

An anti-Palestinian campus watchdog attempted to shut down a student-led course on the history of Palestine at the University of California at Riverside (UCR). But the university this week rebuked the group’s efforts and stated its commitment to academic freedom.

The Amcha Initiative spearheaded demands to have the UCR administration investigate the course. Amcha has a history of obsessive attempts to silence criticism of Israeli policy and label supporters of Palestinians’ rights as anti-Semites.

Jun 13 08:17

Judge orders University of Illinois to release Steven Salaita emails

Illinois Circuit Judge Thomas Difanis today ordered the University of Illinois to release thousands of pages of emails that may cast light on the state institution’s decision to fire Steven Salaita last August.

The decision in the Champaign County Court was a big victory for Salaita, who brought a lawsuit against the university under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Difanis rejected the university’s claims that the request would be too burdensome and agreed with Salaita’s lawyers that there was a significant public interest in whether hiring decisions by the university have been unduly influenced by donors.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Oops! Looks like we stored those emails on Hillary's email server and they got erased!" -- U Ill

Jun 13 03:59

I’m a Liberal Professor, and My Liberal Students Terrify Me

The academic job market is brutal. Teachers who are not tenured or tenure-track faculty members have no right to due process before being dismissed, and there's a mile-long line of applicants eager to take their place. They don't even have to be formally fired — they can just not get rehired. In this type of environment, boat-rocking isn't just dangerous, it's suicidal, and so teachers limit their lessons to things they know won't upset anybody.

Jun 11 14:29

Obama Finds Vicious Way to Get Revenge on School That Ditched Michelle’s Horrible Lunches

President Barack Obama is a petty and vindictive man who not only endlessly berates his political opponents, but also punishes schools that reject his wife’s horrible lunches.

Jun 11 11:32

11 Year Old Boy Kidnapped By CPS, Parents Arrested, After He Played In Back Yard Alone For 90 Minutes

The boy found himself locked out of the family home in April, after the parents became stuck in traffic. A busy body neighbor decided that this was far too dangerous, and called the cops. -- When the parents arrived home, they were put in handcuffs, strip searched, fingerprinted and subsequently held overnight in jail.

Jun 11 11:23

High School Worker Fired After Telling Students to Film Police

A California school district fired a longtime campus supervisor for encouraging students to film police as they brutalized a black student during a fight on campus, the woman claims in court.

Jun 10 12:25

Obama Admin Will Forgive Up To $3.6 BILLION In Student Loans

The Department of Education announced Monday that it is implementing a plan to forgive as much as $3.6 billion in student loans given to students attending schools affiliated with the defunct for-profit college chain Corinthian Colleges.

Jun 10 11:53

Graduate Gifts $400M to Harvard

Recently, Harvard received the largest monetary donation in the school’s history, $400M.

Jun 10 11:04

Afghan teachers’ strike demands higher pay

Teachers in Afghanistan have been on strike for ten days at schools in the capital city of Kabul and several provinces around the country. They are demanding increased pay, and protesting the government’s reneging on promises to provide teachers with plots of land and loans to build their homes.

Jun 09 16:07

Parents furious over socialist-style ‘democratic’ school taking 11-year-old children to sex shop

A clear case of “feminism” gone wild, Gaia Democratic School teacher Starri Hedges somehow thought it would be appropriate to drag children as young as 11 into the “Smitten Kitten” sex shop, which bills itself as “a progressive sex toy store for everyone.”

Jun 09 14:41

Steven Salaita, First Amendment Rights, Academic Freedom and the Elephant in the Room

How Demands for “Civility” Marginalize Narratives Supportive of Palestinian Rights.

Jun 09 14:31

Students 'Bureaucratically Tortured' by US Debt Relief

U.S. government efforts to relieve defrauded students on debt don't go far enough, according to striking student loan borrowers.

Jun 09 13:47

Student Debt Strikers Call Fed's Loan Forgiveness Plan a Bureaucratic Sham

Despite a new announcement by the U.S. Department of Education that it will begin a process of debt-forgiveness for students cheated into high-priced loans by predatory for-profit colleges, one of the groups most responsible for lobbying to have the debts erased is reacting bitterly, saying the plan is more complicated than it needs to be and that those already victimized by one government-backed scheme should not be put through the ringer for a second time.

Jun 09 12:42

Liberalism Run Amok: “The Saintly City” Going Through Hell

• Minority-dominated school incorporates “white privilege” curriculum for staff, teachers.

• Parents fight back against social engineering.

Nestled on the east bank of the Mississippi River, Saint Paul, Minnesota, whose motto is “The most livable city in America,” may soon be in the market for a new tag line. It seems a school in Minnesota’s capital city, frustrated with “achievement and disciplinary issues involving black students” has contracted with and paid millions to a San Francisco-based “educational” organization whose main purpose is to whip white teachers for being, well, too white.

Jun 09 11:09

Disgusting!! Anti-Russian propaganda appearing in Dutch school textbooks

The following two images were found on page 67 of the workbook, Chapter 7: countries without democracy. The first image shows Russia as the 'evil' country trying to take Ukraine, while Europe is pictured lending a 'helping' hand. One of the questions students are asked, is: "What is Russia doing, and what is Europe doing in this picture?" Well, that isn't difficult to answer: Evil-looking Russia is obviously trying to devour poor Ukraine, while friendly Europe is looking on concerned!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This reminds me of the overt commie-bashing crap that was in my grade school textbooks back in the fifties!

Jun 08 20:15

Las Vegas Strip Club Recruiting High School Graduates

Marzullo says he is offering a way for young women 18 and older to make good money in a struggling economy. He says entertainers at his club make up to $1,000 a night and he has noticed more and more women turning to stripping to help with rising college costs.

Jun 08 09:20

MASSIVE MAILING EFFORT UNDERTAKEN AFTER CAMPUS NEWSPAPERS REFUSE TO RUN AE911TRUTH INSERT

Initially, staff at The Harvard Crimson also agreed to run the inserts. They signed a contract with AE911Truth, which then created a brochure with the words "Paid Advertisement" printed on it to meet Crimson advertising guidelines. After the ad was approved by the Crimson, manufactured, and mailed to the newspaper's offices for publication, the university reversed its position and broke the contract.

Jun 08 08:23

The End of Higher Education as We Know It

The academy is entering a dangerous time. Academics now find themselves entering a time when a more comprehensive politics that deals with the rise of authoritarianism through a variety of related fundamentalisms–economic, religious, political, and educational–is being overlooked as a result of an emerging limited and depoliticizing politics of civility and trauma. This is not meant to suggest that dehumanizing behavior and injurious forms of trauma do not matter and should not be addressed. What is disturbing is when such incidents lose their sense of specificity and connections to wider political and economic forces and become universalized and all-encompassing.

Jun 07 21:44

Jail for Missed Days at School? The Madness of Truancy Laws.

The state finds ever more ways to menace you with imprisonment...for your own good.

Jun 07 08:25

America, The Ponzi Scheme: A Commencement Speech For The Scammed

It couldn’t be a sunnier, more beautiful day to exit your lives -- or enter them -- depending on how you care to look at it. After all, here you are four years later in your graduation togs with your parents looking on, waiting to celebrate. The question is: Celebrate what exactly?

In possibly the last graduation speech of 2015, I know I should begin by praising your grit, your essential character, your determination to get this far. But today, it’s money, not character, that’s on my mind. For so many of you, I suspect, your education has been a classic scam and you’re not even attending a “for profit” college -- an institution of higher learning, that is, officially set up to take you for a ride.

Jun 06 07:50

Seinfeld: Comedians Avoid Performing at Politically Correct Colleges

After being questioned on the current climate in comedy, Seinfeld stated that fellow comedians warn him “all the time” about performing at universities. “I don’t play colleges but I hear a lot of people tell me, ‘Don’t go near colleges, they’re so pc,’” Seinfeld said. Using a personal story involving his 14-year-old daughter, Seinfeld explained how the politically correct-obsessed youth regularly parrots buzzwords they know little to nothing about.

Jun 05 12:52

ARMS COMPANIES ARE MAKING MONEY BY TAKING OVER UK SCHOOLS

Europe’s largest arms manufacturer, BAE Systems, has applied to sponsor the failing Furness Academy. The reason is profit. Corporations have already established a growing foothold in many UK schools, but the idea of Europe’s biggest arms company running a school still seems like something out of an Orwellian nightmare.

Jun 05 11:00

‘May the Farce Be With You': School Locks Down Over Man in Stormtrooper Costume

It was the worst Star Wars sequel ever – more a farce, than anything.

But intergalactic justice was served, apparently. Or maybe we just crossed over into a dimension without rights or even basic sense.

George Cross, 40, of Lynn, was dressed in a white plastic “Star Wars” stormtrooper costume, and the gun was not real. But Lynn Police spokesman Lt. Rick Donnelly said that “the way things are today, you can’ have that.”

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Jun 04 21:59

Arms companies are making money by taking over UK schools

Europe's largest arms manufacturer, BAE Systems, has applied to sponsor the failing Furness Academy. The reason is profit.

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