Latest Articles: Education
ESPN Can’t Afford Monday Night Football Any More
Post Date: 2017-10-31 15:36:54 by Tooconservative
ESPN pays $2 billion a year to the NFL for Monday Night Football and one NFL wild card playoff game. Ive written for the past couple of years that as ESPNs business collapses that ESPNs decision on whether or not to bid to keep Monday Night Football would be the first big test of how rapidly that business is deteriorating. Whats a deteriorating business look like? In the month of October ESPN lost over 15,000 subscribers a day in October per the latest Nielson estimates. 15,000 a day! Last year I wrote this about ESPNs challenges as it pertained to Monday Night Football: ESPN presently pays $1.9 billion a year for Monday Night Football. (This is a ...
The dam holding back school choice will soon collapse [at USSC]
Post Date: 2017-10-02 13:08:13 by Tooconservative
The teachers' unions blockade, which deprives poor children of good education, is starting to crack. The latest fissures are created by a study of the country's largest private school choice program. According to researchers, the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program, which provides vouchers, increased college enrollment rates by about 6 percentage points for students who participated at all. For those who were in the program for four or more years, the college enrollment rate was as much as 17 points higher. Before anyone leaps to suggest that this really just means those schools cream off the best students, opponents of school choice should know that children in the program ...
High School Grades Linked to Healthy, Unhealthy Behaviors
Post Date: 2017-09-09 22:01:39 by Tooconservative
As far back as middle school or even grade school, it was relatively easy to determine which students would grow up to make something of themselves and which would not. A person from my 4th grade class who we all knew was trouble was recently sentenced to nine years in jail for stealing a state vehicle. It's doubtful that anybody is surprised. Though there clearly are exceptions, the general rule is that good, well behaved students have a better chance at success than bad, poorly behaved students. But success isn't the only thing that matters. Health does, too, and new data on high school students from the CDC shows a consistent link between a student's grades and healthy or ...
Enrollment down, dorms closing at Univ. of Missouri; Is this the price of political correctness?
Post Date: 2017-09-04 18:40:14 by Tooconservative
The University of Missouri is home to perhaps the most infamous example of student safe space protests, a 2015 incident where a professor was captured on video harassing a student journalist. Now, the school is facing a substantial drop in enrollment, fewer attendees at football games, closing dorms and alumni who dont want to support Mizzou anymore. Melissa Click, an assistant professor who taught in the schools communication department, was fired in February 2016 several months after after she was caught on video yelling at a student journalist who was trying to cover a protest. Her cries for muscle to help remove the student from the event became a ...
As Trump administration promises end to Title IX witch hunts, witch-hunters cry foul
Post Date: 2017-07-16 00:46:55 by Tooconservative
Due process for black students is a problem for Know Your IX When the inquisitions end, the inquisition cheer squad becomes the jeer squad. Trump administration officials in the departments of Education and Justice told a gathering of college attorneys this week that they arent going to search indefinitely for Title IX and other civil rights violations if the evidence isnt there. Inside Higher Ed reports that acting Office for Civil Rights chief Candice Jackson and her Justice counterpart Thomas Wheeler told lawyers they will enforce civil rights less confrontationally and more cooperatively than their predecessors, who turned previously low-profile investigations ...
Johann Herder as prophet of the contemporary university
Post Date: 2017-07-09 17:54:09 by Anthem
History of Philosophy Philosophy of History [Herder (1744-1802) was an early Counter-Enlightenment voice calling for group identity politics and value relativism, along with a rejection of cultural appropriation and an embrace of zero-sum cultural conflict. The following is excerpted from Explaining Postmodernism.]Herder on multicultural relativism Sometimes called the German Rousseau, Johann Herder had studied philosophy and theology at Königsberg University. Kant was his professor of philosophy; and while at Königsberg Herder also became a disciple of Johann Hamann. Herder is Kantian in his disdain for the intellect, though unlike the ...
University of Arizona Says They Have No Relationship with Visiting Scholar Who Identifies as a Hippo
Post Date: 2017-06-26 20:18:03 by cranky
A spokesperson for the University of Arizona claimed that they have no ties with a visiting scholar from France who identifies as a hippopotamus. Florentin Félix Morin, who is listed on the University of Arizonas website as a visiting scholar, argued in the Journal of Theoretical Humanities that his hippo alter-ego has allowed him to navigate the world free from the constraints that govern human bodies. This article explores the formation of a tranimal, hippopotamus alter-ego. Confronting transgender with transpecies, the author claims that his hippopotamus identity allowed him to (verbally) escape, all at once, several sets of categorization that ...
16.4 Million Americans Think Chocolate Milk Comes From Brown Cows, Survey Reveals
Post Date: 2017-06-21 19:33:26 by hondo68
A survey commissioned by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy returns shocking results. Seven percent of Americans believe brown cows produce the chocolate milk they drink. (U. Leone | Pixabay ) The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy commissioned an online poll to determine whether Americans are knowledgeable when it comes to their dairy drink, but the results from adult respondents are shocking. The online poll, which returned results from across North America, shows that at least 7 percent of Americans believe brown cows produce their much-loved chocolate milk drink. While it is true that the number seems low when compared to the other 93 percent who could be aware of where ...
Video: The “anti-fascist” fascist freak show at Evergreen State
Post Date: 2017-06-17 16:38:07 by Tooconservative
From Michael Moynihan and Vice News, a seven-minute trip through the campus-activist insane asylum with the professors and administrators who have chosen to lock themselves in. The Evergreen story is well known to right-wing media consumers by now John has been tracking it on our site for weeks but theres much to be gained from seeing and hearing the major players describe it in their own words. I have often wondered what it would be like to capture people in the midst of an ideological re-education exercise, wrote Reasons Matt Welch of this clip. [N]ow I wonder no more. The most pitiful creature here isnt one of the young ...
New PBS Documentary on Education in America is Creating a Stir
Post Date: 2017-06-14 18:47:57 by Anthem
Why is it that innovation occurs frequently in other areas, but not in education? This spring, PBS has been airing a three-part documentary series, "School, Inc.", spotlighting some of the successes of education choice and free-market schooling options around the world. "School, Inc." is the brainchild of Andrew Coulson, an education policy researcher who left a successful career at Microsoft to answer a perplexing question: Why is it that innovation occurs frequently in other areas, but not in education? Entrenched in a static, factory model of education, American public schools haven't changed much since the Industrial Revolution. "School, Inc." ...
Study Reveals Cuts to Sex Education and Birth Control Led to LOWER Teen Pregnancy Rates
Post Date: 2017-06-04 11:41:20 by Tooconservative
A new study has found that government cuts to spending for sex education courses and contraception have contributed to Britains lowest teen pregnancy rate in nearly 50 years, the Catholic Herald reported. Researchers David Paton of the Nottingham University Business School and Liam Wright of the University of Sheffield discovered that pregnancy rates for women under 16 have seen the sharpest decline in local authority areas that drastically cut funding for preventative programs. After observing trends in 149 local authorities between 2009 and 2014, Paton and Wright concluded that central and local government cuts to sex education and contraceptive services coincided with ...
University of Hawaii Professor: Universities Should Stop Hiring ‘White Cis Men’
Post Date: 2017-05-19 06:53:00 by cranky
A professor at the public University of Hawaii argues that the university should stop hiring white cis men. Piper Harron, an assistant professor of mathematics at the public University of Hawaii, is demanding that white cis men resign from their faculty positions, claiming that actual solutions require women of color and trans people. Harron lays out her argument for ridding academia of white men in a blog post for The American Mathematical Society. In the post, Harron asks white cis men to resign from their positions and employers to stop hiring white men in order to make room for black women and trans individuals. If you are a white cis ...
A Victory for School Reform in Los Angeles
Post Date: 2017-05-18 19:21:08 by Tooconservative
Contentious school board elections in Los Angeles served up a dramatic victory for education reformers in a district, the second-largest in the nation, that has long been dominated by teachers unions' hand-selected board members. Nick Melvoin, right, and his brother Charlie on election night. With victories for pro-reform school board contenders Nick Melvoinwho unseated longtime board president Steve Zimmerand Kelly Gonez on Tuesday, the balance of power shifted to a 4-3 majority in favor of reform measures like increased school choice, the elimination of seniority-based pay and protection for public school teachers, and the shuttering of failing schools. The city's ...
Black Harvard students holding a graduation of their own
Post Date: 2017-05-17 10:50:11 by misterwhite
BOSTON (AP) Black students at Harvard University are organizing a graduation ceremony of their own this year to recognize the achievements of black students and faculty members some say have been overlooked. More than 700 students and guests are registered to attend Harvard's first Black Commencement, which will take place two days before the school's traditional graduation events. It isn't meant to replace the existing ceremony, student organizers say, but rather to add something that was missing. "We really wanted an opportunity to give voice to the voiceless at Harvard," said Michael Huggins, president of the Harvard Black Graduate Student Alliance, a ...
K-12: Knowledge Containment Protocols
Post Date: 2017-05-16 11:44:43 by Tooconservative
Schools have always been devoted to passing knowledge forward to the next generation. Not now. The Education Establishment treats knowledge as if it were a toxic spill that must be kept away from students. Board up the windows; tape the doors; wrap the buildings in three-mil. plastic. This might sound comical or far-fetched. But I assure you that the Progressives in charge of our schools are methodical about using any pretext to minimize contamination by knowledge. Everyone should wonder why. In the beginning of the Progressive era, the attack on knowledge was straightforward. The basic claim was, who needs it? John Dewey sneeringly ...
Hidden horror of school sex assaults revealed by AP
Post Date: 2017-05-01 23:27:02 by cranky
Chaz Wing was 12 when they came after him. The classmates who tormented him were children, too, entering the age of pimples and cracking voices. Eventually, he swore under oath, the boys raped him and left him bleeding, the culmination of a year of harassment. Though Chaz repeatedly told teachers and administrators about insults and physical attacks, he didn't report being sexually assaulted until a year later, launching a long legal fight over whether his school had done enough to protect him. Chaz's saga is more than a tale of escalating bullying. Across the U.S., thousands of students have been sexually assaulted, by other students, in high schools, junior highs and even ...
Air Force refuses waive active duty commitment, WR Jalen Robinette goes undrafted
Post Date: 2017-04-30 19:38:42 by cranky
Last-minute decision by Air Force means star wide receiver will have to wait to turn pro Wide receiver Jalen Robinette #9 of the Air Force Falcons catches a long pass for a touchdown during first half action against the Boise State Broncos on Nov. 20, 2015 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. In a stunning shift before the start of the NFL draft, the Air Force decided it would not allow athletes from the Academy defer two years of active duty and immediately join a professional sports team upon graduation. The news is a blow to Jalen Robinette, Air Forces all-time leading receiver who spent nearly a year preparing mentally and physically for the draft with the expectation he ...
Teacher accused of having threesome with student found not guilty
Post Date: 2017-04-26 20:18:29 by cranky
A Louisiana teacher accused of having a threesome with a teen student and another teacher was found not guilty. Shelley Dufresne, a former Destrehan High School teacher, was acquitted Wednesday afternoon of two counts of carnal knowledge of a juvenile, according to The Times-Picayune. Prosecutors accused the 34-year-old teacher of having a month-long affair with a 16-year-old student in her English class at the school in Kenner, Louisiana. The male student, now 19, testified that his tryst with Dufresne began when she messaged him on Facebook in August 2014. He claimed the pair had sex on multiple occasions, including an illicit romp with another former Destrehan High School teacher, ...
Students vote to give blacks free tuition at Western Kentucky University
Post Date: 2017-04-20 11:53:02 by misterwhite
The student government at Western Kentucky University on Tuesday voted in favor of giving free tuition to black students. The schools Student Government Associationpassed a resolution by 19-10 supporting slavery reparations for black students in the form of free tuition and free access to the public Bowling Green campus. The resolution also recommends that the university create a task force to assess the feasibility of test-optional admissions and geographically-weighted admissions, claiming that some standardized testing poses a disadvantage for needy students and perpetuates inequality and white supremacy, The Bowling Green Daily News reported. We ...
Marine Dad Makes School PAY After Pushing Muslim Propaganda On Daughter
Post Date: 2017-04-13 07:32:59 by HomerBohn
Our school system has been taken over by dark and treasonous forces hell-bent on the destruction of America, but one angry dad is standing up to them. Marine Corps veteran John Kevin Wood has joined forces with The Thomas More Law Center to sue Charles County Public Schools for infringing on his daughters constitutional rights. Wood and his lawyers allege that Islam and Islamic beliefs are being promoted through the World History curriculum of the Maryland school. (via The Washington Free Beacon) Wood and his daughter are both practicing Christians, and they were disgusted by the curriculum of the history class. Teachers instructed their students to write, memorize, and then ...
NoHo school budget cuts due to high white student percentage sparks outrage
Post Date: 2017-03-27 19:51:06 by cranky
Outrage has grown at Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood, as the school faces layoffs and increased class sizes due to a law limiting funds for schools with a higher white student body. The Los Angeles Unified School District provides more funding for schools where the white population is below 30 percent. In a letter to parents, the district noted the highly regarded middle school had been above the percentage for the past couple years. The racial formula was a condition imposed by court decisions dealing with desegregation in the 1970s. Parents, however, remain frustrated with what the cuts might mean for their children. "When your class sizes are getting larger and ...
Most Utah young adults ill-prepared for workforce, ineligible for military
Post Date: 2017-02-25 05:46:35 by Willie Green
SALT LAKE CITY An overwhelming majority of Utah's young adults ages 17-24 are ineligible for military service because they are overweight, have a criminal history or can't pass the test, according to a new report. The Council for America hosted a panel discussion Tuesday at the state Capitol to detail why so many young adults in the state are not "citizen ready," or readily equipped to take on the challenges of adult life. A citizen readiness index shows Utah is among the more than three-fourths of states in the country that earned a C grade or worse based on the number of young adults who missed the mark. "The ambivalence we sometimes see out there needs to ...
The 20 ‘Worst’ Public Schools in America
Post Date: 2017-02-23 09:30:28 by sneakypete
We often hear data about how American students are performing in science, math, or reading. For instance, in 2015, the United States ranked 24th in reading, 25th in science, and 40th in math according to data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Hearing education statistics like these, coupled with bullying statistics and other concerns, its no wonder many parents want to study a school inside and out before agreeing to send their child there. School choice is a decision that can have a profound impact on a childs life. Most parents simply want to find a safe and comfortable place where their children can develop strong scholastic abilities and ...
Wisconsin students demand free tuition for black students
Post Date: 2017-02-16 14:28:16 by misterwhite
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Black students should be offered free tuition and housing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison because blacks were legally barred from education during slavery and UW-Madison remains out of reach for black students today, the student government said Wednesday. The Associated Students of Madison said in a resolution that students from suburban high schools are overrepresented and that the consideration of ACT and SAT scores in applications restricts opportunities for the poor and thus upholds "white supremacy." Race relations have been a contentious issue at the Wisconsin's flagship campus for months and the university has proposed some measures aimed ...
Police Charge Student For Threat Made At Arundel High School
Post Date: 2017-01-12 20:44:44 by misterwhite
BALTIMORE (WJZ) The Anne Arundel County Police Department has charged a 14-year-old girl with a juvenile citation for sending a threatening tweet related to Arundel High School. Police began their investigation after Arundel High School officials told them about a suspicious Twitter account. The account, named @KoolkidsKlanKkk, reportedly sent out a tweet that read, Were planning to attack tomorrow. This account used similar language to a racial petition that had been passed around Anne Arundel High School by the Kool Kids Klan. Police worked with Twitter, and were able to identify the person who created the account and sent out the threatening ...
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