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Mar 26, 2015 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from The Fire: Early last week, the Ithaca College Student Government Association passed a resolution to create an anonymous, online system for students to report “microaggressions” on campus. FIRE has closely monitored the bill’s progress, as its language presents obvious problems for freedom of expression at the private New York college. First, the measure resolves ...

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Mar 26, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via REASON: There are 18-wheelers with brake problems, hungry bears just stumbling out of hibernation, and lawnmowers that suddenly shift into reverse. And then there's the unparalleled danger of Double Stuf Oreos. Thank goodness this teacher requires parents to sign off on cookie consumption—if they dare. A screenshot of the permission slip comes from Twitter mom Main ...

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Mar 23, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Screenshot stat from Inside Schools: Via NY POST: Teaching kids takes so much effort, staffers at John Dewey High School in Brooklyn have found a quicker way to fix persistent failure rates, sources said: Just let them pass. Investigators are probing accusations of a massive grade-fixing scheme by educators desperate to boost the graduation rate at Dewey, The ...

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Mar 19, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from National Review: Apparently, feelings are more important than facts. A student at Reed College in Portland claims he was banned from class discussions mainly because he questioned a rape “statistic” — even though that “statistic” has been debunked — just because other students said they were uncomfortable. Nineteen-year-old Jeremiah True told BuzzFeed News ...

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Mar 19, 2015 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from SF Gate: Black students at UC Berkeley often feel isolated and even oppressed, says a campus group that wants the nation’s premier public university to step up recruitment of African American students and improve support for them. So in the time-honored tradition of Berkeley activism, the ...

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Mar 19, 2015 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Record Online: An effort to celebrate national Foreign Language Week by reading the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic Wednesday has polarized Pine Bush High School into angry factions. The morning's regularly scheduled announcements included the Arabic reading of the pledge. According to students, the announcement was greeted ...

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Mar 16, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

A copy of the leaked letter penned by a NJ school superintendent over Pearson's monitoring of students' social media. (bobbraunsledger.com) Via FOX NEWS: One of the world’s largest education publishing companies, which crafted the standardized tests for the new Common Core curriculum, has been monitoring social media accounts to see if students refer to their exams. Pearson -- ...

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Mar 15, 2015 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from The Blaze: A Virginia police officer and his wife said they are disturbed and angry about the “anti-police propaganda” featured in a Black History Month program put on by one high school. The Orange County High School event was titled “Black Lives Matter” and featured readings including, “Voices: The Exhausting Task of Being ...

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Mar 4, 2015 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Today we'll announce the addition of Eid al-Adha & al-Fitr to @NYCSchools holiday schedule, a change that respects the diversity of our city— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) March 4, 2015 Excerpted from The New York Times: Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday morning that New York public schools will observe two of the most sacred ...

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Feb 28, 2015 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

In this photo provided by the The Daily Northwestern, Northwestern University students celebrate after the Associated Student Government Senate passed a Northwestern Divest-sponsored resolution in Evanston, Ill. just before 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. The resolution asks the university to divest from six corporations the resolution’s sponsors say violate Palestinians' human rights. (AP ...

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Feb 25, 2015 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from Ohio.com: Two ROTC passenger vans parked on the Kent State campus were found burning early Monday morning and investigators believe the fires were intentionally set. The 15-passenger 2014 Dodge vans were parked in the Terrace Hall lot when firefighters were called about 2:30 a.m., said Emily ...

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Feb 25, 2015 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from The Daily Caller: Facing backlash for allegedly stigmatizing minorities — particularly black men — the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities announced on Tuesday that it will no longer include racial descriptors in crime alerts issued to students and faculty. “This change supports our public safety goals while recognizing the harm that the use of ...

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Feb 25, 2015 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from The Daily Bruin: Last week, I attended a council meeting to support my roommate, sorority sister and best friend, Rachel Beyda, as she went through the last step of being confirmed by the council as an appointed justice to the Judicial Board of the Undergraduate Students Association Council. I greatly admire Rachel’s academic ...

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Feb 25, 2015 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from Campus Reform: A former student representative at George Mason University was removed from his position after tweeting about “illegals” receiving in-state college tuition which was perceived as offensive by some students. Storm Paglia assumed the position of undersecretary for university dining services last May and on Feb. 13 tweeted his disapproval of the Virginia ...

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Feb 22, 2015 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from Truth Revolt: An 8th-grade Wisconsin student received an “A” from his social studies teacher for answers to a politically charged classroom assignment that suggested Republicans are destroying the “pathway to citizenship” for immigrants. Teacher Gracie Davis gave her students a handout that included an editorial cartoon titled “The Pathway to Citizenship” from the Chattanooga ...

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Feb 21, 2015 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from NRO: Barnard College is considering cutting back on the school’s language and laboratory-science requirements and add a diversity requirement. The new rules would decrease the language requirement to two semesters and the laboratory-science requirement to one semester The changes would add a technology requirement as well. The diversity requirement would replace a category ...

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Feb 20, 2015 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Edward Rubin Excerpted from Washington Free Beacon: A Vanderbilt law professor is facing backlash from the pro-Israel community after launching a campaign to shut down a rally supporting the Jewish state and opposing global terrorism, according to emails obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The rally, scheduled to take place this weekend in Nashville, is being organized ...

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Feb 18, 2015 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from The Daily Caller: In Atlanta, Ga., a small and dedicated group of organizers is busily creating the city’s first and only private school especially for gay — or lesbian, or bisexual or transgender — kids as young as pre-kindergarten. The full-time school will be called Pride School Atlanta, local NBC affiliate WXIA reports. Organizers are ...

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Feb 5, 2015 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from The Daily Caller: A Reuters exclusive published Monday explores the conundrum faced by nonprofits that have received money from Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire financier arrested and convicted for child prostitution. But buried in the report is an insane statement from a Rutgers professor saying that he didn’t think he should return the money… because ...

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Feb 4, 2015 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from Campus Reform: Dartmouth College is now offering a #BlackLivesMatter course for its students in the upcoming spring semester. Developed by the Ivy school’s geography and African and African-American studies program, “10 Weeks, 10 Professors: #BlackLivesMatter” is supposedly “dedicated to considering race, structural inequality and violence in both a historical and modern context.” Students will ...

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Feb 4, 2015 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from EAG News: A Georgia middle school teacher has been suspended for 10 days after she responded to a “Black Lives Matter” Facebook photo by saying, “All lives matter.” Eighth Street Middle School teacher Kelly Tucker posted that and the following on December 8 after seeing a Ferguson-related ...

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Feb 2, 2015 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from The Daily Caller: An Illinois state legislator has introduced a bill that would prevent anyone who has been convicted of crimes related to terrorism from teaching courses at taxpayer-funded colleges and universities. The author of the legislation — Illinois House Bill 150 — is Rep. Charlie Meier, a rural-district Republican, The State Journal-Register reports. The ...

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Feb 2, 2015 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from NRO: Pro-Hamas students at the University of California at Davis chanted “Allahu akbar” at Jewish students filing out of a student government vote calling on the college to divest from companies who do business in Israel. The 8 to 2 vote passed the council on Thursday, the latest in a series of council ...

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Feb 1, 2015 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from ABC News: Sororities at the University of Virginia abided by a controversial mandate that they not participate in fraternity activities this weekend to protect their "safety and well-being," but many say they were not happy about it. The mandate came in a letter sent Jan. 20 to the school's 16 sororities from their national ...

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Feb 1, 2015 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

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