The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation says it is "doubling down" on its efforts to help teachers adapt to the Common Core education standards.
"Far too many districts report that identifying or developing Common Core-aligned materials is a challenge, meaning that teachers spend their time adapting or creating curriculum, developing lessons, and searching for supplemental materials," Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann writes in an open letter. "So, we're doubling down on our efforts to make sure teachers have what they need to make the most of their unique capabilities."
That achievement gap addressed in the above article can be successfully addressed in many other ways.
But the cold, hard reality here is that when people do not learn critical thinking, or have the ability to analyze information, they will swallow, literally, anything the government has to say, and that is why the Bill & Melinda Gates are "doubling down" on shoving this program down kids', and their parents' throats.
A passive, medically doped up American population will not issue even a murmur of dissent, no matter how economically and soul-crippling those decisions coming out of DC may be which affect them, and that is the ultimate goal of Common Core; the creation of a populace unable to think, and totally accepting of every governmental edict, no matter how evil or morally wrong.
Nationwide opposition to Common Core is on the rise, and more and more students and parents are choosing to opt-out on their own. According to a story by U.S. News & World Report over half a million school-aged children opted out of Common Core standardized testing last year. In New York around a fifth of students simply didn’t take the tests...
Dear high school senior considering a military career,
Graduation is coming up. You’re probably looking forward to a relaxing summer vacation, enjoyed with the peace of mind that your next few years are pretty much covered. Maybe you’re going to enlist soon, and then be off to basic training. Or perhaps you received an ROTC scholarship and will be starting college and officer training.
Bomb threats prompted lockdowns and evacuations in dozens of elementary and high schools across the US and UK, leaving classes to be resumed only after police failed to find any explosives or other dangerous items.
The threats led to the evacuations of schools in Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Utah and Wisconsin.
Speaking to graduates of Florida International University, White House National Security Adviser lamented on Wednesday that there are too many white people in top government positions. The lack of diversity, she added, puts our nation at risk because they all think alike.
At the Annual Business Meeting of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) held in Philadelphia on May 21, 2016, representatives of the AIA’s local chapters, state organizations, and national governing bodies voted on whether the AIA should officially support a new WTC 7 investigation.
Resolution 16-3, which was sponsored by 97 AIA members affiliated with AE911Truth, garnered 11% of the delegates’ votes, losing 529 to 4,176. The 11% tally represents nearly a threefold increase over the 4% won last year.
Dan Barnum, a fellow of the AIA and an AE911Truth board member, introduced the resolution with Bob McIlvaine, a 9/11 family member and Philadelphia native, standing by his side.
"I'm a veteran of the Vietnam War. The U.S. involvement in Vietnam started after the Gulf of Tonkin incident, which was a lie. That war led to 55 or 56 thousand Americans being killed. Our government sent 56,000 people to their death. It was based on a lie. We are now in the midst of a couple of wars based on a lie. How long are we going to put up with stuff based on lies? How long do we want to go on living based on lies? It's time to seek truth."
Thursday marked the start of “The 17th Annual White Privilege Conference” and this year’s theme is “Let Freedom Ring, Re-Imagining Equality & Social Justice in the United States.”
The annual event is aimed at promoting the theory of White Privilege – that American society is hopelessly stacked against minorities and the only way to fix the system is for white people to acknowledge their immense “privilege” and repent.
A professional education consultant and teacher trainer argued at the White Privilege Conference (WPC) in Philadelphia that great teachers must also be liberal activists, and described in detail her goal for destroying the “white supremacist” nature of modern education.
At Redondo Beach Union High School in Redondo Beach, California, tenth graders are forced to watch a vaccine propaganda film, then provide the "correct" answers in a graded test. Click here to see the vaccine propaganda test that tenth graders must take. (PDF)
The test given to high school students is rife with factual errors and gross omissions, such as claiming that polio infection rates "dropped by 99% when vaccine was introduced in 1955." Children are not taught that polio vaccines cause paralysis and that the official rates of polio dropped largely because government officials altered the definition of "polio" to create the illusion that the vaccines were working better than they actually were.
The role of government is to redistribute wealth, according to a course at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
A test, administered on April 29 in Professor John Traxler’s Healthcare Economics class, told students that “[o]ne of the main functions of government is income redistribution,” then asked them to explain what the statement meant. The correct answer was C: “Taxing the wealthy and giving it to those in poverty.”
The role of government is to redistribute wealth, according to a course at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. A test, administered on April 29 in Professor John Traxler’s Healthcare Economics class, told students that “[o]ne of the main functions of government is income redistribution,” then asked them to explain what the statement meant. The correct answer was C: “Taxing the wealthy and giving it to those in poverty.”
There will be no more discussion as to whether or not humans are contributing to climate change in the Portland, Oregon public school system, as the school board plans to ban all material that denies the existence of man-made climate change.
Although the topic is still being heavily debated within the scientific community, young and impressionable students will now only receive the politically correct side of the issue...
We’re seeing this dissolution thanks to laws that give “safe spaces” to politicians, college edicts that restrict speech on campus, draconian edicts from federal regulators and ridiculous rules by local government and regulatory bodies restricting the use of gender pronouns.
Does the University of Missouri have a death wish? In the wake of capitulating to race grievance demonstrators, Mizzou is already experiencing a decline in applications so severe that it is closing four dorms and a drop in donations that is causing a financial crisis. Although the faculty no longer includes Melissa “I need some muscle” Click, apparently race-obsessed leftists still occupy positions of power.
Segregation of minorities, including African Americans, Hispanics, and the poor is a part of an ongoing “attack” on the United States public education that has failed to cease since 1954, says a black activist.
Abayomi Azikiwe, an editor at the Pan-African News Wire, made the comments Wednesday in regard to results of a study by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Tuesday.
America’s public schools are growing more segregated by race and social class as poor, black and Hispanic children are becoming increasingly isolated from their white, affluent peers, according to new findings by the US government.
It’s not often that we get to say this about things happening on modern college campuses, but Smith’s Trump-focused political science class is a refreshing development for a couple of reasons. First, it’s a sign that there are still colleges in the U.S. which have maintained at least some sanity. That students at the school are even willing to have a conversation about Trump is more than can be said about the easily-triggered snowflakes at some other universities. Just last month, students at Emory University declared they felt “threatened” by the very mention of Trump’s name on campus. But more importantly, the class recognizes that the nation has entered uncharted political territory and that it’s worth talking about how we got here.
A northwest Mississippi school district has been ordered by a federal district court to “consolidate its secondary schools” that have long been separated along racial lines some six decades after the US Supreme Court ordered school desegregation.
Well, that’s embarrassing. Chancellor George Osborne said university tuition fees were a “tax on learning” and “very unfair” in a letter he wrote 13 years ago – but that didn’t stop him from tripling fees after taking office in 2010.
White Australians have nothing to be guilty about. It’s healthy and natural to care for your own children’s needs first and foremost. The longer liberals deny racial differences, including IQ, the more all children will suffer.
Ayn Rand enthusiast Carl Barney says he ethically objects to government-backed loans because they interfere with unbridled free market capitalism. But that has not stopped the private college tycoon from ruthlessly building his fortune on students who take out such loans, only to face horrific debt, high drop-out rates and an educational environment fraught with abuse.
Barack Obama went way too far with his unconstitutional overreach in attempting to require “transgender-compliant” restrooms, showers and locker rooms in all public places across America.
And the massive backlash is spreading fast. So far 12 states have condemned Obama’s outrageous decree.
Now other states have jumped on board, defending North Carolina and the state’s rights to set these guidelines themselves without federal interference. At the very least, they want Congress to establish guidelines and not the Executive Branch.
Bernie Sanders explains that providing free public college is not a radical idea. Instead it is an idea whose time will come and it is our job to make it come sooner rather than later.
But how will it be paid for? A few years ago Wall Street drove this country to the worse economic recession since the great depression.
Wall street is doing just fine today and taxing their speculation that caused the Financial Collapse of #2008 would bring in more than enough money to provide free public college to everyone and help massively reduce current student debt.
He used his recent commencement address at Northwestern University to attack Donald Trump. It is difficult to understand why young graduates at one of America’s better universities would want to hear political boiler plate from a key member of a failed and dying administration, rather than the usual vaguely inspiring stuff about the future, but that is what the graduating class got for their student fees.
After taking her on a shopping spree at Cherry Creek mall, the 62-year-old man sporting a gray suit bought a Starbucks cake pop for Vanessa, 23, and left the mall alone.
Vanessa, who did not want her full name used for privacy reasons, describes herself as a "sugar baby" — part of a growing population of primarily college women who are turning to men of means to make ends meet amid soaring expenses. The arrangement is nothing new, but increasing tuition and student-loan debt paired with the ease of joining a site that facilitates these relationships are contributing to an increase of Colorado sugar baby relationships.
"I was picking up shifts left and right," said Vanessa, whose two steady sugar daddies ensure her nursing school externships don't overwhelm her. "With the sugar daddies' help, I've been able to cut down on that to focus on school."
This is what happens when money-junkies decide that education should be less about education and more about making themselves richer than they already are! This makes Sanders' call for more education subsidies seem like a really great idea!
The Obama administration just released a mandate on Friday forcing all educators to allow students use bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity rather than their biological sex. The mandate has been extremely controversial, affecting all public schools and most colleges and universities that are federally funded.
“I got news for President Barack Obama,” Port Neches-Groves (Texas) Superintendent Rodney Canvass told 12News. “He ain’t my President and he can’t tell me what to do. That letter is going straight to the paper shredder. I have 5 daughters myself and I have 2,500 girls in my protection. Their moms and dads expect me to protect them. And that is what I am going to do. Now I don’t want them bullied… but there are accommodations that can be made short of this. He is destroying the very fiber of this country. He is not a leader. He is a failure.”
Carnegie Vanguard High School’s one act play had a little something for everyone: depictions of male-on-male rape, male-on-female rape, filthy language, on-stage urination, and an actress who simulated wiping her private parts at center stage.
Oh yes, there was also a scene where a male cast member turned his back to the audience and dropped his pants, as fellow cast members deliver dialogue about the size of his appendage.
The conundrum is that a growing population that corresponds with economic growth, and the birth rate is falling dramatically.
The U.S. is experiencing a baby lull that looks set to last for years… a sharp drop in child bearing that started with the onset of the recession in 2007 […] more-worrisome signs that the U.S. may not soon return to its pre-recession average of about two babies for every adult woman. Some demographers have pared their forecasts for future births because an expected post-recession baby boom has been smaller than anticipated.
Oregon State University reportedly plans to force all students to take a “social justice training” beginning in the fall of 2016. “This training initiative is intended to provide all students entering Oregon State University an orientation to concepts of diversity, inclusion and social justice and help empower all OSU students to contribute to an inclusive university community,” states the description of the proposed program, which Reason reports was sent in an e-mail to students earlier this week.
In 2013, American and British public opinion said “hell no” to plans to bomb (and surely regime change) Syria, taking the momentum out of the march to war. This marked a peak in post-Iraq war-weariness. But then in August 2014, many hearts were touched by the plight of a group of Yazidis trapped on a mountain and besieged by ISIS. So public opinion sanctioned a humanitarian military rescue. During the operation, it was revealed that the crisis was blown way out of proportion, as excuses for war so often are.
How did we become so manipulable and herd-like? So easily spooked into hysterical stampedes? So docile and ready to be driven by our government herders over the precipice of war?
In a word, near-universal compulsory schooling. In school, students are not so much taught as they are conditioned. Schooling deeply ingrains certain mentalities that foster militancy: timidity and tribalism, dependency and docility, conformity and credulity. And so schools sow the spiritual seeds of war.
Critical thinking, and intelligent, reasoned challenge to the status quo, are nearly strictly forbidden in public education these days; and those students who dare to indulge in these activities may find themselves severely punished.
The current outstanding student loan debt in the United States is roughly $1.3 trillion, and getting bigger by the second.
The good news (for those not concerned about economic realities), Obama has just set the precedent that loans will be forgiven, the bad news, parents are now telling their kids to take out more student loans if they intend on going to college. But there is a twist.
Michigan residents come to Lansing from across the state to attend the early-morning Senate Education Committee hearing on SB826, packing out the room. Several children came with their parents to share their personal experiences with the Common Core standards. Only one child was given time to offer testimony. Cody Prested, 7, spoke alongside his mother about the Common Core testing regime, He said its so-called ‘rigor’ has confounded him and made him lose faith in his ability to complete his studies.
“When I took the test, I was very frustrated not knowing if I answered the questions correct.” Cody said during his testimony. “It even asked me questions I have not learned in school yet. That scared me because I didn’t know if I was going to pass the test… These are feelings I should not have in school!”
Shortly after Cody testified, the Senate Education Committee approved the bill.
According to information collected from exit polls and the Census Bureau, the average household income of a Trump supporter is $72,000 (approx £50,000) which is over £10,000 more than the US national average.
It's well documented that Republicans tend to be more wealthy than their Democrat counterparts, so perhaps that shouldn't be so much of a surprise.
Slightly more shocking however, is that statistician Nate Silver found that 44 per cent of Trump voters have university degrees, compared to the US national average of 29 per cent.
snip: One would also be hard-pressed to suggest that the American government had our best interests at heart when it conducted secret experiments on an unsuspecting populace—citizens and noncitizens alike—making healthy people sick by spraying them with chemicals, injecting them with infectious diseases and exposing them to airborne toxins. The government reasoned that it was legitimate to experiment on people who did not have full rights in society such as prisoners, mental patients, and poor blacks.
Has anyone ever tried this, or think it will work in off-grid or survival communities?
Your best option, then, may be to set up your own community computer network – and the most sensible technology would be Wi-Fi, as the components are easily available. “You could loot a PC World for broadband routers and then hit a garage or supermarket for some Pringles cans,” says Bloch. “With those, you can probably build a reasonable network across a scorched suburb.”
Why a Pringle can? Well, it can be used to create a cantenna which would be capable of boosting a Wi-Fi signal from your computer. “Some students in Kansas made a cantenna that transmitted over 100 miles a few years ago,” says Bloch.
A publicly funded college in Spain has told students that it is compulsory to attend a course given by a priest who is an expert in exorcisms.
The University College of Barberán and Collán (Colegio Mayor Universitario Barberán y Collán) is connected to the public research institute Complutense University of Madrid, and is also funded by Spain’s Defence Ministry.
But some of its curriculum doesn’t seem quite typical of a publicly-funded institute.
The college is requiring its 196 students - who are all members of military families - to attend a theological conference focused on "the fields related to the devil, exorcisms, being possessed and hell", according to newspaper El Diario.
A woman who answered the phone at the college told The Local that there was seminar about exorcism, but could not immediately confirm other details.
Welcome to the opening salvos of the dawning of a new Dark Age!!
“It’s good, because you don’t have to carry your own money or anything like that,”- Now that kid is only in 5th grade, but he's already being conditioned to accept 'ease' over privacy. Just let the authority figures take information from you & tell you what to do; don't think about it, just do it. Gotta get 'em used to it young... Smh.
The scheme would force US schools to collect sensitive data on students, including information on their “social and emotional learning,” attitudes, values, beliefs, and much more.
The legislation, named Strengthening Education Through Research Act (SETRA), will give the Big Brother nanny state information on how to further indoctrinate and transform the minds of American children.
Critics of the radical S. 227 bill have blasted the proposed new law as dangerous and tantamount to state-sponsored “child abuse”.
olorful mass of banners decrying the effects of the government’s austerity measures slowly edged their way down the capital’s streets, as tens of thousands of protestors gathered one recent weekend ago in London. A dominant message being waved wildly in the air was that the austerity cuts encroached on schools and were causing an education crisis in Britain.
Trump was invited last week by the The National Interest to give his first speech on foreign policy.
To everyone’s surprise – but probably not that of the organisaters - «the Donald» did not have anything to say about his position on various subjects, aimed at satisfying one lobby or another, but instead delivered an analysis of US policy and describing its total overhaul.
He delivered a criticism of neo-conservative ideology, which has held power since the coup d’etat of September 11th 2001.
He continued with an indirect attack on the «military-industrial complex», blaming the general excess of weapons in the world. There was no mistake – for the first time since the assassination of John Kennedy, a presidential candidate was denouncing the omnipotence of the arms manufacturers, who have eaten up almost all of US industry.
To teach young people, particularly young men, Benjamin Franklin’s admonition that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is a challenging task. But it is the job of adults to get such common-sense messages across, even at the cost of leftist condemnation.
Ninety-four of 97 Detroit Public Schools (DPS) remained shuttered on Tuesday as the ongoing city-wide teacher "sickout" prompted calls for Michigan lawmakers to "stop playing political games and do the right thing for Detroit's students, educators, and community."
The Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT) announced a second day of action after the city and state lawmakers failed to assure the union that teachers will be paid their full yearly salary.
"Look, if we pay you, we can't pay the bankers!!!!!"
Their teacher – who shouldn’t even be allowed to housebreak puppies with this outlook – explained to CNN that she used this as a teaching opportunity. Unfortunately, the teaching opportunity wasn’t about the constitutional rights that were being trampled on. Nope. -- Instead, it was a more of a brainwashing opportunity that could easily have been part of the curriculum at Nazi Elementary School.
This week, University of California President Janet Napolitano placed the chancellor of University of California, Davis, Linda Katehi, on investigatory administrative leave, pending an investigation into a number of infractions, including her decision to spend at least $175,000 to try to scrub the internet of criticism following the 2011 pepper-spraying of student protesters by campus police. The school made national headlines after the video showing police spraying seated students directly in the face at close range went viral.
Ninety-four out of 97 Detroit public schools were closed Monday, keeping 45,000 students out of the classroom, not because of inclement weather but rather a staged ‘sick-out’ of over 1,500 teachers protesting the chance that they may not be paid this summer.
...In the past, if a fight were to break out at school, or a child would be caught bullying another child, the teachers, and in some cases, the students would rush in to stop it. In fact, studies show that bullying situations are resolved the majority of the time when a peer intervenes on behalf of the student being bullied.
However, in modern-day police state USA, normal childhood behavior is now dealt with using police action...
In the revealing department, Ted Cruz told a woman who said she was a teacher that he wants to “abolish the federal Department of Education,” as well as end Common Core, but when the woman’s husband asks “Can you get it done?”, Cruz was less-than-emphatic:
Free lectures, admission to athletic games and concerts, even shuttles to Trader Joe’s are some of the perks that neighbors of Princeton University get from New Jersey’s only Ivy League school.
A growing number of residents, though, resent the gestures. Riding a national wave of discontent with nonprofit institutions, they’re suing to challenge the tax-exempt status of Princeton, whose $22.7 billion endowment makes it the fourth-richest U.S. university. The outcome could cut homeowners’ annual property taxes, averaging $17,699, by a third. It also could end the freebies that make Princeton a cushy oasis while other New Jersey towns, burdened by high public-worker costs and flat state aid, struggle to maintain basic services.
Seven middle school students have been suspended for two days for taking a picture of themselves with a Confederate flag.
Andrew Birdwell, who thinks his son was motivated to take the picture because the students are currently learning whatever version of Civil War history that school decides to teach its students, was told by school officials that his son did not say any "hateful language," so the suspension was due solely to taking the picture.
History is being warped and sanitized in our public schools to fit a politically correct agenda, cursing our nation's students to be dumbed down from being able to actually draw anything from its lessons.
“It was kind of tough for me to explain why he’s getting assignments from school with a Confederate flag on it, yet he can’t hold one,” Birdwell said.
Vagina. It's a noun describing female anatomy that caused such outrage in the Michigan Legislature in 2012 that a legislator was blocked from speaking after using it.
Now, a substitute teacher says using it got her fired from a Battle Creek middle school after she said it in an art history lecture.
Because although the US is showering white-hot flaming death on innocent people in other countries, invading nations on the basis of lies, and torturing innocent people to death to find nuclear weapons that don't exist, we are not allowed to say bad words to prove we are a just and moral people!
The nation’s high school seniors have shown no improvement in reading achievement and their math performance has slipped since 2013, according to the results of a test administered by the federal government last year.
The results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, also show a longer-term stagnation in 12th-grade performance in U.S. public and private schools: Scores on the 2015 reading test have dropped five points since 1992, the earliest year with comparable scores, and are unchanged in math during the past decade.
“These numbers are not going the way we want,” said William J. Bushaw, executive director of the National Assessment Governing Board, an independent panel established by Congress to oversee NAEP policy. “We have to redouble our efforts to prepare our students.”
Looks like the "Common Core" system of education has REALLY done its job, preventing kids from both learning and critical thinking.!!
Michigan is investigating why the Detroit Public Schools district received up to $30 million in U.S. Department of Education reimbursements for some employee pensions but didn’t send the money to a state pension fund.
snip: While this may sound like a riff on a bad joke, it’s a bad joke with “we the people” as the punchline. Yet it is no laughing matter that Americans are being jailed for growing orchids, feeding whales, collecting rainwater, and praying in their backyards. There is nothing humorous about Americans having their families terrorized by SWAT teams, their pets killed, their children shot, their homes trashed and their privacy shredded. And there’s really not much comic relief to be found when the citizenry is forced to pay their own government to jail, spy on, censor, terrorize and kill them.
On a nice, warm Saturday afternoon a good crowd had gathered at Broadway Cinemas in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We were there to watch Hellstorm, a documentary by Kyle Hunt and Tom Goodrich, illustrating the horrific and oftentimes unimaginable treatment of the German people after World War II.
As well done as the film is, it is certainly not for the faint-hearted, but nonetheless it is still imperative for every person of European descent to see this for it gives us a glimpse of what could happen if the Jews have their way and do successfully implement their New World Order.
Why did we believe in gas chambers disguised as shower rooms?
Questioning The Holocaust : Why We Believed (Part 1 of 2) examines the unbelievable "gas shower" claims and how images of concentration camp prisoners directly killed by Allied air attacks are cynically exploited to promote "The Holocaust."
Students at the University of North Georgia reportedly laughed last week as they broke the heads off cookies depicting babies in the womb, which were a part of a pro-abortion display created by the campus atheist club.
Photos of the display posted online show containers of the cookies, some of them with their heads broken off, surrounded by signs that read “abortion should remain legal because…” Students wrote in their own reasons, such as “a woman controls her own body” and the grotesque “my v*gina is too pretty to let a fetus crawl out.”
Is it not enough that these children are being exterminated? Is it not enough that this industry of murder is attacking the most helpless in our society? But now, these wicked people, in a foolish gesture to impress their wicked friends are mocking their deaths.
The brain drone race is the first of its kind, according to Juan Gilbert, a professor of computer science at the University of Florida where the competition took place. The race works by fitting pilots with a Brain Computer Interface device, which sits on users’ heads and measures electrical signals from the brain. Users “think forward,” to move the drone forward, and “think right or left” to move it from side to side.
What is the difference between a textbook publisher giving into pressure from Christian fundamentalists seeking to censor the teaching of evolution, and a publisher giving in to Zionists seeking to censor awareness of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine? Neither phenomenon is a matter of opinion or perspective. One act of censorship denies facts established by scientific research. The other denies the documented violation of international law (for instance, the Fourth Geneva Convention) and multiple UN resolutions. So the answer to the question just asked is – there is no difference.
Common Core is another manifestation of a long-held dream of the NWO manipulators to replace the family with the State, a plan laid out in novels such as Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, which included reference to State hatcheries (i.e. State control of reproduction).
Children as young as four are being asked to choose the gender “they most identify with” on a council form for primary school placement.
In a letter sent to thousands of families confirming children’s primary school places for the coming school year, Brighton and Hove City Council requested parents help their children choose what gender they identify as.
Are they being protected from potential violence, or indoctrinated in a police state society where even children are under sharp suspicion, and misbehavior is criminalized?
A suburban Denver school district is arming its security staff with military-style semiautomatic rifles in case of a school shooting or other violent attack, a move that appears unprecedented even as more schools arm employees in response to mass violence elsewhere.
The guards, who are not law enforcement officers, already carry handguns.
Children as young as four are being asked to choose the gender “they most identify with” on a council form for primary school placement.
In a letter sent to thousands of families confirming children’s primary school places for the coming school year, Brighton and Hove City Council requested parents help their children choose what gender they identify as.
The letter advised parents to leave the form blank and speak with the school if their child “had a gender identity” other than male or female.
The latest battle is for the face of the currency itself, and the leaders in America’s past who have fought against the stranglehold of the money makers.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is expected to announce this week that Alexander Hamilton’s face will remain on the front of the $10 bill and a woman will replace Andrew Jackson on the face of the $20 bill, a senior government source told CNN on Saturday.
[...]Andrew Jackson famously stated: “You are a den of vipers and thieves. I intend to rout you out, and by the eternal God, I will rout you out.” (Andrew Jackson, to a delegation of bankers discussing the recharter of the Second Bank of the United States, 1832)
The Bard Prison Initiative debate team who famously defeated Harvard College students last October put another notch in their belt. This time, in poetic fashion, the prison inmates bested students at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Members of the Bard team, all inmates at a maximum security prison, are enrolled in a college program at the Eastern New York Correctional Facility. They go through a competitive screening process to get there, joining about 1,000 others who made the cut.
Their winning streak in debate demonstrates the cognitive potential that exists in the massive U.S. prison system. This is what motivates the Bard Prison Initiative, which is funded mostly through private donations. Graduates of their college program have an astonishingly low 2 percent rate of recidivism.
This begs the question: what should have been done by the alleged educational facilities these kids attended which could have possibly kept these people from going to prison?!?
Unfortunately, the American system of "justice" rewards institutions which don't work, because it keeps recidivism high, and that means more funds for the prison/industrial complex.
And that complex, by the name of UNICOR, turns out an unbelievable array of products, sold primarily to Federal agencies, including: books for the blind; lingerie; park benches and picnic tables; military jackets and battle garb; human silhouette targets; baseball caps; and blue jeans.
And think about it; in Sweden, they are closing their prisons because their program is 100% rehabilitation, which enables people who have served their time to rejoin the community effectively, and recidivism is in single digits.
Why do American voters keep putting up with what fails utterly, and doesn't work at all in its prison systems?!?
THAT is a mystery, and the success of this debate team proves it.
Graduating college students may expect to receive gifts such as a briefcase, a vacation, or a gift card from an uncle they barely know. However, students receiving diplomas from Washington College are getting something even more special: less debt.
There’s no doubt that many wrongs have been done in the name of racism.
But, two wrongs don’t make a right.
As originally reported, pupil Giovanni Micheli was repeatedly attacked, assaulted, and abused for being white in the majority nonwhite school. Repeated requests for help directed to the school authorities by Giovanni and his parents were ignored by the school staff.
This spring, the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus has been the site of several heinous acts of racism: An Asian student was spat on and a black student received a note with obscenities and racial slurs slipped under her door.
The university is, of course, taking it seriously. Zero-tolerance policies for the N-word and assaults like spitting are the norm these days.
Officials at University of California at Davis have reportedly spent $175.000 trying to digitally suppress the memory of the time campus police indiscriminately pepper sprayed Occupy protesters – to no success.
The internet is in an uproar after the mother of a 5-year-old posted a video online of his principal paddling him. The mother claims she was forced into approving the corporal punishment or else she would have risked jail time.
A student on a bus in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania caught a cop on video angrily berating a kid for smiling. The incident highlights the modern reality in public schools where blue-clad soldiers of law with badges and guns are a normal, everyday presence.
In the video, uploaded to Facebook, an unidentified police officer stalks down the aisle of the bus, directing his rage at a student in the back who performed the outrageous act of smiling.
“You think you’re funny…you think you’re funny.”
As he reaches the student, the cop leans over the boy and says, “Smile in my face one more time, I’m gonna drag your ass off this bus and back to that fucking police car.”
The student is not in view of the camera, but can be heard saying, “Alright, alright.”
“Don’t smile one more time!” the cop says as he leaves the bus.
The contemporary school experience is not at all focused on learning, but submission to authority, no matter how much emotional and physical pain and violence that produces.
If you want your child to really be educated, take them out of the public school, and home school them.
If you live in a state that is anti-home schooling, move to a state where this is a respected alternative.
School districts are paid by the State and Federal government based on the number of students in their district; disable the funding through keeping kids safe and home schooled.
If that will not work, find a private school, or a magnet school in your area with a reputation for turning out kids who have the skills to make them competitive in later life.
Not only do your kid's educational lives depend on this;but also, the future of our society, as a place where critical thinking, and good decision making, are encouraged.
Days before the anniversary of the killing of Freddie Gray, students with the Baltimore Algebra Project walk out against the PARCC test to demand a shift in resources from testing to youth development.
If we could just get consumers to borrow more so that they spend money they don’t have on things they don’t need in order to boost GDP and corporate profits, all would be fine. That’s the current meme among economists. Since 68.5% of US GDP is related to personal consumption expenditures, boosting consumer spending is seen as crucial. Since wages at the lower 75% are crummy and have not been rising enough to keep up with inflation, the only other way to prod consumers into spending more is to bamboozle them into borrowing more and blowing this moolah instantly.
- A German university has launched a program aimed at enabling teachers who fled Syria and other countries to return to the classroom, potentially helping them serve as bridge-builders between German schools and last year's many new arrivals.
Shabbos Goy Ali Abunimah, the man who planned to reduce the Intifada into an electronic noticeboard, did it again. Abunimah is notorious for being an appeaser of light Zionists and AZZs, is caught on the above tweet thanking Stanford Students for stopping a Nakba event featuring an 85-year-old Nakba Survivor and others who have spent their entire lives in a refugee camp in Lebanon. Stanford SJP are now claiming -- falsely -- that they cancelled the event "because "Alison Weir who refuses to respect Israel's "right to exist as a regime" was in the audience.
if Ali Abunimah like Stanford SJP insists upon Israel's right to exist, he should consider Join the Likud party...
Two University of South Alabama students were confronted by campus police Wednesday, and one student was cited for “causing alarm” by wearing an empty holster. “This week is the empty holster protest for Students for Concealed Carry in Alabama to demonstrate that students are defenseless on campus,” D.J. Parten, president of Students for Concealed Carry, told Campus Reform. Along with fellow club member Kenneth Tews, Parten was also promoting an upcoming screening of the movie Can We Take a Joke? when three campus police officers approached their table demanding identification.
(NaturalNews) Around 3% of US children are homeschooled every year for a variety of reasons, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. The most common reason for homeschooling is that the parents of the child are concerned about the environment in schools or don't feel that their children are making enough progress.
After a police officer pepper-sprayed UC Davis students in a widely reported 2011 incident, the California university contracted with SEO consultants for $175,000 (or maybe more) to scrub unfavorable online items about the incident and boost online reputations of both the university and Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi.
The Sacramento Bee reported on the SEO scandal, and based their story on documents newly released in response to requests filed last month under the California Public Records Act.
In January 2013, UC Davis contracted a Maryland firm, Nevins & Associates, for a six-month contract that paid $15,000 a month. Nevins was the first of many "reputation management firms" paid off by the university administrators. And that payment was just the start.
ARE YOU FLIPPING KIDDING ME?!?
The incident happened, and on the watch of the then-Chancellor, period, end of discussion.
ARE YOU FLIPPING KIDDING ME?!?
The incident happened, and on the watch of the then-Chancellor, period, end of discussion.
No alleged "institution for higher learning" should EVER have the right to expunge its history, period, end of discussion!!
Please make a copy on your local machine.
No alleged "institution for higher learning" should EVER have the "right" to expunge its history, period, end of discussion!!
After a police officer pepper-sprayed UC Davis students in a widely reported 2011 incident, the California university contracted with SEO consultants for $175,000 (or maybe more) to scrub unfavorable online items about the incident and boost online reputations of both the university and Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi. The Sacramento Bee reported on the SEO scandal, and based their story on documents newly released in response to requests filed last month under the California Public Records Act. In January 2013, UC Davis contracted a Maryland firm, Nevins & Associates, for a six-month contract that paid $15,000 a month. Nevins was the first of many "reputation management firms" paid off by the university administrators
The Obama administration is directing several federal agencies, including the Department of Education and the Social Security Administration, to forgive $7.7 billion of student loans to around 400,000 people with permanent disabilities.
Real life survivor managed to stay alive after being stranded... partly because she “took a survival course and studied techniques for years.”
Ann Rodgers and her dog survived by drinking creek water and eating berries and plants, according to reports by law-enforcement officials. A weeklong multiagency search ended with a helicopter crew rounding a bend in a canyon to find her waving at them from below.
Unfortunately, professors and history teachers are failing modern students by focusing on Jefferson’s slave ownership as a reason to discount his example. He led the first American fight against an entity obsessed with the idea of enslaving all of Western society based on its religious teachings. And as a free nation whose very identity is built on the rejection of such dogmatic evil, Americans ignore that part of Jefferson’s legacy at our own peril. If we continue to do so, we may find ourselves grappling with a new kind of slavery in the not so distant future.
A stay at home churchgoing mother by the name of Heather Burke told the School Board Tuesday night that she’s fed up with the Magnolia Independent School District’s Orwellian antics after being threatened to be arrested by a local constable for merely walking her kids home from school one afternoon.
Ignorance of our history, coupled with an inability to think critically, has provided considerable ammunition for those who want to divide us in pursuit of their agenda. Their agenda is to undermine the legitimacy of our Constitution in order to gain greater control over our lives. Their main targets are the nation’s youths. The teaching establishment, at our public schools and colleges, is being used to undermine American values.
Alison is an extremely committed and popular antiracist writer, speaker, and activist, and people even follow her work in refugee camps in Lebanon. While some groups oppose her and If Americans Knew, most people working for justice in Palestine feel she is one of the top writers and speakers on this issue.
In any case this should not be an issue for the Nakba Tour; Alison is not one of the national organizers of the tour, and she was not intended to be one of the speakers or to have any role in the presentation at Stanford. She was simply there as a favor to us, as described above.
Beginning Monday, the department will start sending letters to that group of about 387,000, explaining they are eligible for loan forgiveness. The letter will include an application that they will simply sign and return. Unlike other borrowers, they will not be required to submit documentation of their eligibility.
In other words, nobody will be checking to see if these people are lying about being disabled. This is a desperate attempt to lower the student loan default rate to make the US economy look better. But while this is the usual slip-shod government work, the core idea is sound. It is time to start writing off debt on the people if there is to be any chance of saving the economy as a whole. Is this the start of a modern day Jubilee?
Graduates from richer families earn significantly more than poorer students who do the same degree at the same university, a huge study of over quarter of a million people has found.
The research, which examined anonymised tax data and student loan records going back to 1998, found a marked link between parental income and earning potential of their children. Even after taking account of the subject studied and the university attended, the average student from a higher-income background earned around 10 per cent more than the average student from other backgrounds.
Officer Joshua Kehm no longer works for the San Antonio Independent School District after lifting a 12-year-old girl and throwing her face first onto a brick hallway floor. Administrators said his police report was “inconsistent with the video.”
According to a new study out of the University of Virginia, academic pressures of the United States (U.S.) educational initiatives, such as No Child Left Behind, and Common Core, have transformed kindergarten away from the much-needed focus on early social skills, play-based learning and other creative activities, into a rigid, taxing environment with far too much attention placed on academics and direct instruction.
I recently spoke with Robin S. Eubanks, whose blog Invisible Serfs Collar is a massive data dump exploring the long-term social engineering goals behind the Common Core State Standards Initiative currently pushing K-12 schooling in the US. Eubanks links Common Core to the National Science Foundation and to behavioral sciences & social psychology research that goes back at least to the 1930s and the Fabian Society, the Ford Foundation, the London School of Economics, the Tavistock Institute, and the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Science. According to Eubanks, the education/indoctrination plan she is mapping has to do with removing “the transmission of knowledge” from the education process entirely & instead “incepting” emotional imagery into the unconscious.
Common Core is an absolute disaster, because critical thinking is denied, and logic, and intelligent questioning, is suppressed.
If Mike and I had children, I would make sure that we lived in a state where home schooling was allowed, because I completely doubt the ability of public schools to turn kids into anything else but sniveling, compliant drones, just educated enough for whatever jobs were left in this country, and never questioning public policy in any depth.
In Finland teachers are the most trusted and admired professionals next to doctors, in part because they are required to have a master’s degree in education with specialisation in research and classroom practice. “Our mission as adults is to protect our children from politicians,” one Finnish childhood education professor told me.
NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Water systems across the state are turning up with hazardous levels of lead.
This guy thinks lead is okay!
David Dolldolldoll • 6 hours ago
I know someone who is actively working in the mass spec labs to analyze this lead problem, and he reassured it's not that dangerous. Must of it is lead sulphates which are not toxic. Lead ions are toxic. This has been known for years, and I think it's just a sensationalized news article on a slow news day.
The board of education for Detroit Public Schools has filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Michigan over the emergency manager law that has kept non-elected emergency managers in a position to run the district since 2009.
Will students at colleges across the country soon be forced to pay for the higher education of illegal immigrants, even as most will already have to struggle for years to repay expensive and burdensome student loans?
“It is beyond absurd that this college is going to force all the students to subsidize the education of a student who is in the country illegally,” added Jessica Vaughn, director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies.
“At a time when student loan debt is over $1 trillion it is irresponsible for Prescott College to offer this privilege at the expense of other students,” Andrew Kloster, a legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Legal & Judicial Studies
Politicians and the school boards, time and again, claim their school systems are broke. No money for books, teacher's salaries and pensions, healthy lunches, etc. And yet, in 2015, the U.S. spent $598 billion on the military. That's nearly 10 times what it spent on education.
Capitalism gives special government-supported benefits to capital and those with capital (wealthy individuals, families and business entities).
This is the opposite of socialism, which promotes special government-supported benefits to those without capital—the proletariat, as Karl Marx put it.
In contrast to both capitalism and socialism, free enterprise establishes good laws and government policies that treat the rich, middle and poor the same.
Some people may believe that this is the system we live under in the United States today—that the law treats all the same.
Such an assumption is incorrect.
A school police officer in San Antonio, Texas, has been placed on leave after a video posted online showed him slamming a 12-year-old girl to the ground at a middle school, media reported on Wednesday.
97 Architects Submit Resolution to be Voted on at
AIA National Convention
Our Most Important Campaign of the Year!
We did it again. I, along with 96 other AE911Truth petition signers who are members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), have sponsored a bold resolution that calls upon the AIA to officially support a new WTC 7 investigation.
Yesterday the AIA released its Official Delegate Information Booklet. Our resolution, number 16-3 on page 36, is one of just three that will be voted on.
Unlike last year’s resolution, this one contains three pages of powerful evidence upon which we're basing our call for a new investigation. At least 1,000 AIA members — if not more — will lay eyes on it in the next six weeks.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on Monday vetoed a bill that would force schools to identify materials as "sexually explicit," a measure prompted by objections to Toni Morrison's novel "Beloved."
The measure passed by the Republican-controlled legislature would have mandated that schools notify parents if teachers planned to use the labeled materials.
"This requirement lacks flexibility and would require the label of 'sexually explicit' to apply to an artistic work based on a single scene, without further context," McAuliffe, a Democrat, said in a statement.
This renaming craze is widespread and includes dozens of colleges and universities, including Amherst, Georgetown, Princeton, Yale and the University of California, Berkeley. The students have decided that some politically incorrect people from centuries ago are bad. Other politically incorrect people are not quite so bad if they were at least sometimes liberal; their names can stay.
A newly-released Gallup survey indicates that a solid majority of students at America’s colleges and universities supports free speech on campus. However, a strong contingent of students wants to limit “hate speech” and speech that intentionally offend people based on some aspect of their identities.
An emeritus professor at Denison University (DU) says he is “annoyed” and “irritated” at “white Americans” who chant “All Lives Matter,” because it “betrays a covert, if not overt, white racism,” and that they need to “purge [their] white privilege.”
We are busy seeking self-improvement and well-being by all the pathways open to us, drip fed through the media, in the guise of articles on meditation and learning to cope, delivered by personal trainers, life coaches or even the Dalai Lama, all searching for some understanding of a world that is increasingly incomprehensible.
Recently, a student at American University Washington College of Law put a note on the door of a law professor stating “All Lives Matter.” This expression of what ought to be truism caused the AU law faculty to freak out.
Nearly sixty faculty members and staff signed a letter calling this an “incidence of intolerance.” A sounder position would hold that objecting to the statement “All Lives Matter” as a response to the statement “Black Lives Matter” smacks of intolerance because it places one racial group on a higher level than others.
There is a perception that being liberal is synonymous with tolerance. As youth tends to spawn idealism, it would follow that the most liberal campuses are home to the most tolerant student body.
However, after nearly three years of study at Harvard Law School, I have found that a significant number of the most liberal students tend to be the least tolerant of opposing viewpoints.
In late 2014, during my second year at Harvard Law School, a student group called Students For Inclusion created a blog entitled Socratic Shortcomings. Its commitment, we are told, is to “[foster] productive and contextualized conversations on matters related to race, gender and class.” The site allows students—and anyone really—to post anonymously about events at Harvard Law School.
(INTELLIHUB) — As if a massive new PSYOP campaign is now running in full force, more and more college students are reporting that their rights, while on campus, are at jeopardy as offended students and teachers alike push to limit free speech.
The Reid Technique is the go-to method for coercing false confessions in America's police interrogation rooms, and now it's being taught to America's schoolteachers, just as schools are using "zero-tolerance" policies and on-site cops to re-characterize school discipline problems as criminal matters, creating a school-to-prison pipeline. John E. Reid and Associates originated the technique, which involves "minimization" (the interrogator downplays the seriousness of the offense) and "maximization" (the interrogator threatens the accused with terrible, lasting punishment for failing to confess).
Last month, Lisa Marie Palmer, upset that her children had missed the bus, again, decided that it would be a good learning experience for them if they walked to school.
Palmer then got in her car and drove in front of her two daughters as they walked the 3-mile route to school.
While some may think that having kids walk to school is a harsh punishment, it is far better than beating them. That being said, when Marion County sheriff’s deputy Chris Ladd spotted the two girls walking behind their mother’s car, he just had to stop it...
That will be the response of many Americans to the Chicago Teachers Union April 1 strike, which is motivated in part by the state of Illinois and city of Chicago suggesting that the teachers should contribute more to their retirement pensions.
At around 3:30 in the video Beck asks Carson if he would “shut down the Department of Education?” Carson responds, “I actually have something I would use the Department of Education to do.” Then, “It would be to monitor our institutions of higher education for extreme political bias and deny federal funding if it exists.”