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Pro-Israel Advocates Fight Back as New York School Teaches Third Graders to Be ‘Freedom Fighters for Palestine’

Saturday, September 26th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Bassem Tamimi, father of the infamous Pallywood star “Shirley Temper,” was invited to speak to a classroom of third graders in Ithaca, New York. Legal Insurrection broke the story: An uproar is brewing in Ithaca, New York, after anti-Israel activists bragged on Facebook how they managed to bring Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi to a third-grade […]

About Mohamed’s ‘Clock…’

Sunday, September 20th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

If you see something, say nothing: Richard Dawkins has provoked outrage by belittling the 14-year-old Texas teenager who was arrested on suspicion of building a hoax bomb that turned out to be a homemade clock. The scientist and writer slams Ahmed Mohamed for claiming the clock was his ‘invention’ and hits out at tech firms that […]

School Board Scrambles to Shift Blame After Ordering Books Featuring Black ‘Lazy Lucy’

Thursday, September 10th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Without government, who would spend $1.2 million without knowing what they were spending it on? That’s what the Minneapolis school district did when they placed an order with Reading Horizons. When the books arrived, they touched a nerve in the community. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports: The books [for a new reading curriculum for kindergarten […]

State Department Funds BDS Movement

Monday, September 7th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Now that a new academic year is upon us, pro-Israel advocates are gearing up for another round of boycott/divestment/sanctions (BDS) blather on many an American college campus. As the most recent Israeli elections taught us, if you want to know who you’re up against, just follow the money. As The Algemeiner reports: The controversial New […]

Gov. Cuomo: ‘Common Core in New York Is Not Working’

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

New York’s Democratic governor said today that Common Core is not working for his state, and “a comprehensive review” of school standards will be launched “to address local concerns.” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he agrees with “the goal of Common Core Standards,” but “I believe the implementation by the State Education Department (SED) has been […]

Hillary Emails: Here’s a Proposed Mission Statement for Hillary Rodham Clinton University

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The email was one of several from ad guru Roy Spence, who’s been working with Hillary to sharpen her brand. From the Washington Post in February: Spence, who got to know Bill and Hillary Clinton when they worked in Texas on George McGovern’s 1972 presidential campaign, tried to steer Clinton out of a rough patch […]

University of WI Community Relations Director to Cops: Leave Shoplifters Alone! (Video)

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 - by Debra Heine

The director of community relations at the University of Wisconsin-Madison was recently caught on camera during a roundtable conversation on “Best Policing Practices” calling for police to stop arresting shoplifters at stores such as Walmart. Everett D. Mitchell, who is also an attorney, pastor, and community leader, argues that because big box stores like Walmart and Target […]

Mark Levin: ‘Nobody Talks About OUR Kids as Dreamers’

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 - by Julie Prince

Touring for Plunder and Deceit: Big Government’s Exploitation of Young People and the Future, best-selling author and syndicated radio host Mark Levin Levin recently spoke to a crowd of more than 1,000 people at his “favorite place,” the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Tickets to the event sold out in just 11 minutes. Levin discussed important issues that […]

Bernie Trumps Trump …Among Christian Kids?

Monday, August 10th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Forget the showmanship apparent at last week’s Republican debates. The pomp, circumstance and condemnation of the Obama era has left millennial voters exhausted and ready to opt out of the 2016 election over a year ahead of schedule. And can you blame them? Primed by the vicious anti-W. demonstrations, millennials associate nothing but derision, deadlock […]

An Interview with Governor Greg Abbott at RedState Gathering

Saturday, August 8th, 2015 - by Paula Bolyard

At RedState Gathering in Atlanta on Friday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott sat down with PJ Media to talk about education. Abbott, who was a featured speaker at the conservative confab, weighed in on Common Core, the role of the federal government in education, and the effects of illegal immigration on Texas schools. As an added bonus, […]

Gay Teens Get Pregnant More Than Straights Do

Thursday, August 6th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

“Gay teens have higher pregnancy rates than their straight peers.” That’s the headline in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reporting on findings by a non-profit focused on teenage sexual health. How does that work, you ask? In this context, “gay” is a catchall term encompassing the entire LGBTQ community. Oh yeah. We just keep tacking new […]

State of Texas Makes $20M in One Day to Fund Education

Thursday, August 6th, 2015 - by The Tatler

Everything is bigger in Texas, including the amount the state just raised to fund education. “Texas’ first-ever online sale of oil and gas leases quickly became the biggest state lease sale in the nation to be held on EnergyNet, earning public schools nearly $20 million Tuesday morning. ” “When private oil and gas companies develop […]

Camille Paglia Unloads on Feminism, Bill Clinton at Salon and It’s Delicious

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

I’m a Paglia addict, which is why I’m so psyched for her 3-part interview series being released by Salon, liberal bastion that it is. Dear God, don’t let that turn you off. Read this lesbian atheist’s cultural commentary and you’ll find in it the seeds of the equity feminist movement (fancy lingo for the kind of women’s […]

Price of College Textbooks Up Over 1000 Percent Since 1977

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Via NBC News Students hitting the college bookstore this fall will get a stark lesson in economics before they’ve cracked open their first chapter. Textbook prices are soaring. Some experts say it’s because they’re sold like drugs. According to NBC’s review of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, textbook prices have risen over three times […]

The People of Zimbabwe Too Poor, Too Hungry to Care About Cecil

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

The first question any logical person would pose upon hearing the Cecil the lion story should be along the lines of whether or not that lion meat (presuming it is edible) was used to feed the people of Zimbabwe. Too bad the story didn’t attract any logical people, those who might give two cents about […]

‘Public Employees’ Livin’ High On the Hog at the University of California

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

No wonder the Left infiltrated academia in the eighties; they could still spout the same nonsense but get handsomely paid for it: A day after UC moved to raise the minimum wages of its lowest-paid workers, the university’s governing board on Thursday awarded 3% salary increases to 15 of its most highly paid executives. Those officials […]

Education Department Admits It’s Violating Law with Prisoner Pell Grants

Friday, July 31st, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee said the Obama administration is making yet another end run around Congress with its plan to make prisoners eligible for Pell grants. The Department of Education said today that the Second Chance Pell Pilot program is intended to “create a fairer, more effective criminal […]

Senate Blocks Franken Amendment to Ban Discrimination Against Gay Students

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) said he’s “tremendously disappointed” that the Senate failed to advance his bill to prohibit discrimination in public schools “based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.” Franken offered his Student Non-Discrimination Act yesterday as an amendment to an education reform bill. It needed 60 votes, and the final tally […]

The Return of High School Shooting Sports

Sunday, July 12th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

When I was in high school, back in the Stone Age, many if not most American high schools, both public and private, had shooting teams. Then the wilting violets and pansies took over and set about effecting Fundamental Emasculation of American society. But now, gradually, shooting sports are coming back: U.S. gun sales have begun […]

[VIDEO] Americans Don’t Know Why We Celebrate 4th of July

Friday, July 3rd, 2015 - by Paula Bolyard

  We celebrate the 4th of July as the day we overtook the South. And the Declaration of Independence was signed by Abraham Lincoln in 1964. Or was it 1984? Those were some of the things media analyst Mark Dice learned when he asked San Diego beachgoers about the holiday. One woman didn’t bat an […]

Who Needs Greece When You’ve Got Chicago?

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

The “internal contradictions” of socialism are now becoming distressingly external. Surprise! The Chicago Board of Education made its pension payment on schedule Tuesday, but at a cost — massive layoffs. The meet the $634 million obligation, the board used a combination of borrowed money, $200 million dollars in cuts and layoffs it promised before talks with […]

Big Brother Fed Uses Biodata to Track School Lunch Choices

Monday, June 22nd, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

From EAG News: A Pennsylvania school district is scanning students’ thumbprints, tracking all of their lunch purchases, and turning the data over to the federal government. The Hazleton Area School District recently announced it would be providing free meals to all students, regardless of need. The move comes after the federal government began incentivizing school […]

Why Republicans MUST NOT Nominate a Pro-Common Core Candidate

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 - by Paula Bolyard

If the Republicans make the mistake of nominating a pro-Common Core candidate to run for president in 2016, they’ll be positioning themselves to lose. It will be disastrous for the Republican Party and for the country, because we could very likely end up with Hillary Clinton as our next president. Both Jeb Bush and John Kasich – enthusiastic […]

Totalitarianism on Campus: UC Professors Instructed Not to Say ‘ America is the Land of Opportunity’

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 - by Debra Heine

If I didn’t know any better, I would say that this article at The College Fix is clever satire, but what is going on under University of California President Janet Napolitano is all too real and part of a growing trend of totalitarianism on campus. Standard conservative ideas have become verboten at some universities where […]

As Student Loan Debt Forgiven, Congress Oblivious to Their Role in Fraud

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Corinthian College was a for-profit educational institution that went under after years of inquiries into allegations of fraudulent recruitment practices. Staff at Corinthian allegedly “falsified job placement rates and used unscrupulous marketing practices,” as reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Now the Department of Education has announced that they will discharge certain student loan debts incurred to […]

Now Your Kid Can Get a Scholarship for Being ‘Gender-Creative’

Monday, June 8th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

EAG News reports on Center School in Greenfield, Massachusetts, a progressive day school from Pre-K through 8th graders with a “social justice mission.” “Increasingly concerned” at the suicide rate among “gender non-conforming kids,” the school is now offering a scholarship for “gender creative children.” Donors to the scholarship fund were “inspired” after how the school […]

‘Heaven’ May Not Be for Real, but the ‘Mozart Effect’ Is

Sunday, June 7th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

Those of us who raised our kids on Mozart know first-hand the truth of this research: exposing your children to complex musical forms early in life gives them a leg up on their cohort. It’s called “the Mozart Effect”: Listening to Mozart can give your brain a boost, according to a new study. People who […]

Minnesota Teachers Revolt Against 5 Years of ‘White Privilege’ Training

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

EAG News reports that the public school district of St. Paul has spent $3 million over the past 5 years to work with “Pacific Educational Group, a San Francisco-based organization that tries to help public schools deal with achievement and disciplinary issues involving black students.” PEG’s educational philosophy: That standard curricula are inherently biased against black students […]

More Millennials Trust Al Jazeera Over Breitbart

Monday, June 1st, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

A Pew Survey on overall trust and distrust of news agencies across the generations (Baby Boomer/Gen-X/Millennial) should act as a sharp wake-up call for conservative media outlets. Pew was careful to include the caveat that trust and distrust rely on familiarity with the source itself, for example, pointing out that only 23% of Baby Boomers […]

Texas Legislators Advance Concealed Carry on College Campuses

Monday, June 1st, 2015 - by Liz Sheld

Why should you lose the right to keep and bear arms simply because you are on a college campus? The state of Texas is about to make sure students on its state campuses don’t. Over the weekend, legislators in Texas advanced a bill that would allow the concealed carry of handguns in state university buildings. […]

Chris Christie Declares NJ Will Drop Common Core?

Friday, May 29th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

In 2010, New Jersey’s RINO Governor Chris Christie declared that Common Core was ”one of those areas where I have agreed more with (President Obama) than not.” Five years later, with his eyes set on the Republican Presidential nomination, he’s changed his mind. On Thursday, Christie reversed his 2010 decision that made New Jersey one of […]

[VIDEO] Glenn Reynolds: Why Millennials are Ditching College

Thursday, May 28th, 2015 - by Sarah Culvahouse Mills

While college students ready for graduation celebrations this weekend, trends show that other millennials are making different choices when it comes to college enrollment. Reports show overall college enrollment is dropping, in particular for those in their twenties. Glenn Reynolds, founder of and author of “The Education Apocalypse,” argues that college is not for everyone, […]

(VIDEO) Rand Paul ‘Absolutely’ Would Abolish Dept. of Education

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

If I were a political Dr. Frankenstein and plucking ideas from each GOP candidate to build my unstoppable presidency-winning monster, here’s one I would take from Senator Paul. This is an issue that Democrats obfuscate with their emotional tripe very effectively. There is so much evidence to support nuking the DoE that even a kid […]

GA Mom Arrested, Shackled for Son’s Unexcused School Absences

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Despite the fact that her son was just recognized as Student of the Month, Julie Giles was arrested because he “had too many unexcused absences from school.” Her fourth grade son, Samuel, “missed 12 days for illness – double the amount the school district allows.” So they decided to…throw mom in jail? “Giles is by […]

Much-Heralded Study on Gay Marriage Views Retracted Because Data was Faked

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Story telling. One of the authors of a recent study which claimed that short conversations with gay people could change minds on same-sex marriage has retracted it. The retraction this week of the popular article published in a December issue of the Science academic journal follows revelations that his co-author allegedly faked data for the […]