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Five-year old suspended for “playing Army”

Posted by: Phineas on December 19, 2013 at 7:47 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas They had to do it; the kid was armed — with a finger gun! (The horror…) A 5-year-old boy was reportedly suspended from school after making a gun gesture with his hand on the playground. His father, David Hendrix, was furious when he found out his son was issued a suspension for […]

 

Iran can go on enriching, but music teachers must be stopped

Posted by: Phineas on December 7, 2013 at 7:42 pm » 9 Comments

**Posted  by Phineas And you guys worry about Iran getting nuclear weapons? Fools! Thank God the FTC is there to protect us from the danger of unregulated violin instructors! The Federal Trade Commission was created in 1914 in the age of oil barons and rail tycoons to bust the big trusts. Today, it’s busting a […]

 

#CommonCore: turning History into anti-American propaganda

Posted by: Phineas on December 4, 2013 at 9:01 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I honestly haven’t followed the controversy over the proposed Common Core national educational standards all that closely (1), though I’m somewhat familiar with the questions of lowered standards, loss of local control, and the constitutional issue over a national curriculum. But I do not claim to be an expert. If, however, this […]

 

Racism! Bowie State (MD) cancels student health insurance plans due to #Obamacare

Posted by: ST on November 13, 2013 at 6:31 pm » Comments Off on Racism! Bowie State (MD) cancels student health insurance plans due to #Obamacare

Katherine Timpf  at Campus Reform reports: Officials at one one of the nation’s oldest and most elite historically black colleges are citing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as the reason they have cancelled a school-wide affordable health care plan they had offered students. The official website for Bowie State, a Maryland public school less than an […]

 

Shock: College hook-up culture brings far more “benefits” for men than women

Posted by: ST on November 12, 2013 at 10:42 am » 3 Comments

College Fix associate editor Jennifer Kabbany writes about a New York Times report on the “inequality” of the, um, “quality” of the hook-up culture for college women: The infamous college campus hook-up culture celebrated by feminists suggests female students love casual, no-strings-attached sex, and enjoy one-night stands without guilt, shame or regret. Oh yeah – then why aren’t they having […]

 

Dumb: Two seventh grade students in Va. Beach suspended for shooting airsoft guns UPDATE: Expelled!

Posted by: ST on September 24, 2013 at 10:38 am » 12 Comments

WAVY reports on another instance of a “zero tolerance policy” in schools going way too far: VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – A suspended seventh grade Virginia Beach student will find out soon if he is expelled for the rest of the year for shooting an airsoft gun. Like thousands of others in Hampton Roads, Khalid […]

 

Education: Court rules NY teacher unfairly fired

Posted by: Phineas on September 22, 2013 at 2:03 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas After all, he was only found carrying heroin while on jury duty A high school teacher who was fired earlier this year for showing up for jury duty with 20 glassine envelopes of heroin stashed in a pack of cigarettes could get his job back. A judge found that Damian Esteban’s firing was “unduly harsh” and […]

 

About the “Invisible Man” book banning in Randolph County, NC

Posted by: ST on September 22, 2013 at 12:05 pm » 3 Comments

The story of the banning of Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man” book from Randolph County, NC school libraries has predictably made national headlines. Via a link from the Charlotte Observer, the LA Times reports: Ralph Ellison’s novel “Invisible Man” has been banned from school libraries in Randolph County. The book is considered by many to be a […]

 

Education: I don’t recall field trips like this when I was young

Posted by: Phineas on September 21, 2013 at 9:15 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Nope. I remember going to museums, and zoos, and observatories. We even went to a farm, where we got to milk the cows, harvest some eggs, and pick some produce. For a little kid in grammar school, those trips were fun. Then again, we were never treated like slaves and had abuse hurled at […]

 

Unhinged #NCpol Dems: What liberal NC professors think of opposing viewpoints

Posted by: ST on September 21, 2013 at 10:47 am » 8 Comments

College Fix’s Ben Smith files this report on the recent “Scholars’ for North Carolina’s Future” gathering held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prepare for much New Tone: CHAPEL HILL – Abortion safety laws make it “more dangerous for the black woman’s body.” Republican lawmakers “want kids to die.” Conservatives “are trying […]