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California school district buys $14,000 espresso maker to save jobs. Or something.

Posted by: Phineas on September 15, 2014 at 10:56 am » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas No, really. The break room coffee machine is a staple of many a workplace. Usually though, it tends to fall on the “economical” or “value” side of the java spectrum. But not in Castro Valley, California, where officials with the Castro Valley Unified School District are taking fire for the purchase of […]

 

Diane Ravitch launches sexist attack on Campbell Brown over teacher tenure

Posted by: ST on July 15, 2014 at 8:52 pm » 3 Comments

Why? Oh, because Brown just happens to be a proponent of teacher tenure reform. And for that, Ravitch suggests the former CNN host is – essentially – just another pretty face: Brown, 46, has become an articulate voice and recognizable face opposing tenure, the century-old system of laws and contractual guarantees giving public-school teachers due-process […]

 

Teachers unions turning their backs on the Obama administration

Posted by: ST on July 14, 2014 at 10:16 pm » Comments Off

The cracks in the Obama Coalition continue. Via The Hill (hat tip): Teachers unions have turned on Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and the Obama administration, creating a major divide in the Democratic Party coalition. The largest teachers union in the country, the National Education Association (NEA), called for Duncan to resign at its convention […]

 

UNLV students to Hillary: Your $225,000 speaking fee is “outrageous”

Posted by: ST on June 29, 2014 at 11:08 am » 1 Comment

The fallout from La Clinton’s bizarre “dead broke” comments continues – via The Hill: Hillary Clinton is in hot water over a $225,000 speaking fee she will reportedly receive for an upcoming appearance at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  UNLV students are demanding Clinton to return what they see as an “outrageous” speaking fee for an […]

 

Are teachers unions on the decline nationwide?

Posted by: ST on June 13, 2014 at 8:07 pm » 7 Comments

The Politico has a well-written piece that discusses the apparent decline of teachers unions across the country: As the two big national teachers unions prepare for their conventions this summer, they are struggling to navigate one of the most tumultuous moments in their history. Long among the most powerful forces in American politics, the unions […]

 

QOTD: Cosmo doubles down on the fail in response to “icky” self-defense comment

Posted by: ST on June 10, 2014 at 9:08 pm » 2 Comments

In case you were thinking that Cosmopolitan magazine was going to dial it down a notch or two in the aftermath of the outrage and disbelief over comments one of their managers made in response to Miss USA’s remarks on self defense in the context of campus rapes, think again. Cosmo sex editor Anna Breslaw […]

 

California judge: Teacher tenure and layoff laws are unconstitutional

Posted by: ST on June 10, 2014 at 7:47 pm » 2 Comments

Huge news: Los Angeles (CNN) — A California judge ruled as unconstitutional Tuesday the state’s teacher tenure, dismissal and layoff laws, saying they keep bad teachers in the classroom and force out the good ones, the plaintiffs said. The ruling was hailed by the nation’s top education chief as bringing to California — and possibly the […]

 

Michael Bloomberg: Liberal intolerance on campus is … intolerable

Posted by: ST on May 30, 2014 at 11:42 am » 1 Comment

In an editorial published at Bloomberg View – which was adapted off of a commencement speech he gave yesterday at Harvard, Michael Bloomberg makes some surprisingly good points about the intolerance of liberals at colleges across America towards conservative thought (via): There is an idea floating around college campuses — including here at Harvard — that […]

 

#Tolerance: Condi Rice withdraws from Rutgers commencement address after protests

Posted by: ST on May 3, 2014 at 9:43 am » 5 Comments

Sad to say but it looks like campus fascists  have won out: Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has decided against delivering the commencement address at Rutgers University following protests by some faculty and students over her role in the Iraq War. Rice said in a statement Saturday that she informed Rutgers President Robert Barchi […]

 

Rutgers students stage “sit-in” in continued protest of Condi Rice invite

Posted by: ST on April 29, 2014 at 9:40 am » 5 Comments

I wrote about this in early March, and the Rutgers liberal faithful are still at it over a  month later – presumably because they have nothing better to do.  Via Fox News: Roughly 50 Rutgers University students staged a sit-in at a school administration building in New Brunswick on Monday to protest the school’s decision […]