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Jan 21 06:37

Leicester uni to axe 145 jobs, with medieval studies and English language set to sink to create a woke 'decolonised curriculum'

Cash-strapped University of Leicester is to cut dozens of jobs. Apparently, courses on race, sexuality and diversity will be spared the chopping block while professors teaching the English language should seek new employment.

On Monday, the university disclosed details about its downsizing plans. Due to Covid-19, its income flows have dried up, so some of its 3,800 staff will have to go, with as many as 145 jobs slated to become redundant.

An email explaining the situation and announcing a 90-day consultation period was sent to employees, and some of them were quite unhappy with the management's rationale for selecting which areas should be "disinvested."

Jan 20 07:53

Trump's Last Act Out The Door Is To Have Deep State Awareness Taught In Schools

President Trump’s 1776 Commission released a report on the state of American education Monday in what the White House described as a "rebuttal" to the New York Times "1619 Project" and other historical accounts that take a critical view of the country’s earliest days.

"The 1776 report," released on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, was developed in response to Trump’s call to promote "patriotic education" in schools. In the report, the commission argues that schools "should reject any curriculum that promotes one-sided partisan opinions, activist propaganda, or factional ideologies that demean America’s heritage, dishonor our heroes, or deny our principles.

Jan 19 22:15

A Guide to Home-Based COVID Treatment- PDF Booklet

AAPS - Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.

Excerpt (Ch 3, para 2): "Hospital care for critical patients has a much higher death rate, and far higher risk of long-term lung, heart, neurological, and other complications for those who survive.

Jan 19 14:25

Opinion: The Assault On The Right Is The Result Of Our Broken & Unchecked University System

It appears that everyone knows that Donald Trump is a terrible, right-wing fascist racist, right? It's common knowledge. But do they really know that? Of course, they do! Everyone knows it.

Everybody says so, so it must be true. There it is right there. Everybody says it so everybody knows it so everybody says it. Everybody says it, so everybody knows It... So, everybody says it and so-on, and so-on.

These false and absurd notions originate from America’s academia and the media inundated the broadcast and digital airwaves with them. Then, the people themselves repeat retweet, share, and reinforce it amongst each other within their digital or traditional network of friends and colleagues.

Jan 19 08:53

Parents fume as BLM campaigners subvert America’s top high schools in the name of diversity & get ‘racist’ entrance exams scrapped

It’s not just white students in the firing line, but high performing Asian-American children, too; is it a bold move in the name of racial fairness or just an anti-intellectual assault from the ideology of critical race theory?
Few expected George Floyd’s killing to lead to a feud over ‘Asian privilege’. But that is the storm that has been waging at America’s top performing public school, Thomas Jefferson High School in Virginia.

The school, often referred to as TJ, offers a college preparatory program emphasizing the sciences, mathematics, and technology to children aged 14 to 18. It is ranked as the No.1 high school in the nation, and due to its status, earning a place there is competitive. Until recently, it used an admissions test to choose pupils.

Jan 19 08:48

Israel lobby urges Biden to ramp up attacks on college activists

Leaders of major Israel advocacy groups in the US are calling on the incoming Biden administration to further suppress Palestinian rights activism on college campuses.

In a letter, sent on 12 January, they make no mention of the events six days prior when anti-Semitic extremists, white nationalists and other Trump supporters attacked the US Capitol Building.

Rather, the heads of the Anti-Defamation League, the Jewish Federations of North America, the American Jewish Committee and others representing dozens of members of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, praise the current and two former administrations and claim that “some anti-Israel activity is simply a modern form of anti-Semitism” – pointing squarely to Palestine solidarity activism on college campuses.

For their part, some of these same organizational leaders had separately expressed their dismay and horror at the blatant anti-Semites and their ilk who took part in the 6 January attack.

Jan 19 07:41

Biden’s Pick For Deputy Secretary of Education Believes Schools “Spirit Murder” Black Children – White Teachers Should Undergo “Antiracist Therapy”

President Trump banned hateful and divisive critical race theory from federal agencies and Joe Biden, a lifelong racist, is bringing it back.

Joe Biden on Monday nominated San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten to serve as his administration’s Deputy Secretary of Education.

Jan 17 07:28

Trump Administration Accomplishments

For those of you that say Trump hasn't done anything for America. [ts]

Jan 15 07:34

Cupertino Elementary School Forcing Third-Graders to ‘Deconstruct Their Racial and Sexual Identity’ – Rank Themselves According to ‘Power and Privilege’

According to documents released by undisclosed parents whose children attend R.I. Meyerholz Elementary School in Cupertino, California – a Silicon Valley community. A third-grade teacher started teaching a lesson on “social identities” in the middle of a math class. The lesson encouraged children to ‘deconstruct their racial and sexual identity, and rank themselves according to ‘power and privilege.’

The teacher asked all students to create an “identity map,” listing their race, class, gender, religion, family structure, and other characteristics. The teacher explained that the students live in a “dominant culture” of “white, middle class, cisgender, educated, able-bodied, Christian, English speaker[s],” who, according to the lesson, “created and maintained” this culture in order “to hold power and stay in power.”

Jan 14 09:02

Dalai Lama History: Biography, History, And Legacy Of The Dalai Lama

What is the Dalai Lama?
The Dalai Lama is a human person, but the name is also a title meaning "ocean of knowledge" given to the leading monk of Tibetan Buddhism. This is not a type of title you get through a political process of backroom dealing or just ends up after a substantial rise through the ranks, as is common in some Western religions; The Dalai Lama is believed to be the reincarnation of every previous lama who is believed to be a soul trapped in an endless cycle of rebirth, never reaching nirvana, because his work is just too important. . tough break.

Jan 13 07:19

NYC DOE will scrap Gifted and Talented test after this year

The Department of Education ended the suspense around the city’s accelerated Gifted and Talented program Tuesday night, announcing that the single-test entry system will end after this year.

Parents have been clamoring for answers on the coveted programs that admit kids based on standardized exam scores beginning at age 4.

Backers say they give academically advanced kids the opportunity to learn at an appropriate pace and serve as an educational springboard.

Detractors counter that the admissions model favors families of means who are better able to prepare for the test and that the exam serves as a poor marker of talent in young children.

Jan 06 07:20

San Francisco may change 'inappropriate' names of schools honoring Washington, Lincoln, and even Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Officials in San Francisco are pushing to rename several public schools in an attempt to purge school buildings of names deemed "inappropriate" like Presidents George Washington or Abraham Lincoln.

Even a school building named for Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is on a list of 44 sites that parents and educators have been told must be renamed for having connections to slavery, genocide, or oppression, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Of the 125 schools in the San Francisco district, more than a third have been added to the list for having objectionable names, including Balboa, Lowell and Mission high schools, Roosevelt and Presidio middle schools, and Webster, Sanchez and Jose Ortega elementary schools.

Jan 04 10:41

New Shakespeare Anthology For Children Omits ‘Merchant Of Venice’ For Fear Of ‘Offending’ Jews

Renowned children’s author and playwright Sir Michael Morpurgo will omit The Merchant of Venice from the children’s book based on Shakespeare’s plays he is working on because he doesn’t want to “offend” Jews:

Sir Michael, 77, is modernising Shakespeare plays for children and teenagers in a book titled Tales from Shakespeare, designed to make them more appealing to a young audience.

The book will include works such as Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and King Lear, which are fixtures of the school syllabus. But Sir Michael said that after rereading The Merchant of Venice – which is on A-level syllabuses – he could not “honestly” retell it, the Sunday Times reported.

Jan 03 08:12

Police Keep Secret List Of Kids With Bad Grades Labelling Them "Potential Criminals"

In the ostensible land of the free, we are told that all people are presumed innocent until proven guilty by their peers. To those who’ve been paying attention however, we know that “innocent until proven guilty” is a farce into today’s police state. If you doubt this assertion, you need only look at the data to see that a whopping 74% of people in jails across the country - have not been convicted of a crime.

While it is true that many of these folks are awaiting trial for crimes they did commit, there are innocent people behind bars for the sole reason that they cannot afford bail. A free country — who claims to protect the rights of citizens — should not be keeping hundreds of thousands of presumed innocent people in cages, yet this is the status quo.

Jan 02 12:12

Horror: Nashville Nurse Gets Bells Palsy From Vaccine!

Khalilah Mitchell, a registered nurse from Nashville, Tennessee, now suffers from bells palsy after getting a Covid-19 vaccine.

Dec 31 07:46

Scholarship in the age of wokeness: Top 10 ACADEMIC targets of cancel culture in 2020

This year, attempts to defenestrate people for voicing their opinions reached new heights of absurdity. And academia was no exception. This list comprises the top 10 academic targets of cancel culture, as selected by yours truly.
Academics are supposed to be engaged in the disinterested pursuit of truth. And universities are meant to be places where you attack the argument, not the man. But in recent years, many scholars in the English-speaking world have found themselves embroiled in controversies just for expressing an unorthodox opinion or – in one case – pronouncing a Chinese word correctly. The individuals below were all targeted for cancellation in 2020. Some were investigated by their employers, others lost book contracts, speaking engagements and even university positions.

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Dec 29 07:42

Will Students Return To Public Schools After The Pandemic?

“She’s a happy kid, a good student, and the virtual learning was a disaster for us,” said Erin Haroldson of Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, whose eight-year-old daughter was receiving virtual education from her local public school last spring. When it looked like schools would go virtual again this fall, Haroldson asked her daughter if she would rather continue at Mount Horeb or start in person at a new school, where she would need to make new friends.

When her daughter responded “Mom, I want to go to a new school,” the Haroldsons enrolled her in High Point Christian School in Madison.

Dec 28 14:02

Even Homer Gets Mobbed

A sustained effort is under way to deny children access to literature. Under the slogan #DisruptTexts, critical-theory ideologues, schoolteachers and Twitter agitators are purging and propagandizing against classic texts—everything from Homer to F. Scott Fitzgerald to Dr. Seuss.

Their ethos holds that children shouldn’t have to read stories written in anything other than the present-day vernacular—especially those “in which racism, sexism, ableism, anti-Semitism, and other forms of hate are the norm,” as young-adult novelist Padma Venkatraman writes in School Library Journal. No author is valuable enough to spare, Ms. Venkatraman instructs: “Absolving Shakespeare of responsibility by mentioning that he lived at a time when hate-ridden sentiments prevailed, risks sending a subliminal message that academic excellence outweighs hateful rhetoric.”

Dec 27 20:02

White Girl Has College Admission Revoked For Singing Rap Lyrics When She Was 15

"White privilege" means having your life derailed for singing the lyrics to a rap song on Snapchat to a friend when you were 15 years old.

Dec 25 09:43

Why do we celebrate Christmas on 25 December?

Was Jesus Born on 25 December?

The truth is that we cannot be completely certain about Jesus' birthday. Despite eventually becoming one of the most popular religions in the world, Christianity made small beginnings and suffered much persecution, so the celebration of the birth of Jesus was unquestionably gone by 336 BCE, as far as we had one There is evidence as to the ancient Roman calendar. It was celebrated on 25 December, but three centuries is plenty of time to forget someone's birthday if you neglect to write it. Most of us forget after three days

Dec 23 18:15

A “Brave School World” of Tracking Student Data for “Social Credit”

By John Klyczek

From Bill Gates to BigQuery, From Blockchain to Hashgraph

In my recent article series, I document how the US Department of Education’s emergency COVID rules for “Distance Learning and Innovation” (85 FR 18638) have deregulated the federal requirements for “adaptive learning” and other ed-tech forms of “artificial intelligence” that are now being bankrolled by floods of stimulus money from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

I’ve also documented how such CARES-financed ed-tech, including adaptive-learning and socioemotional-feedback technologies, are set up to be data-mined through public-private partnerships that are being funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s campaign to “Reimagine Education.”

Dec 23 09:28

Coronavirus patent in 2003? — Fauci Is Involved

"In 1999, patents on Coronavirus started showing up". [01.30]
"What do you do? You offshore the research. You fund the Wuhan Institute of Virology. ... The U.S. could say China did it...". [06.30]

Dec 22 08:28

Tucker breaks down prestigious private school's latest diversity manifesto

Dec 18 15:39

21 Democrats Demand They, and all Members of Congress, be Disarmed

Those members of Congress were perfectly willing to allow members of Congress to have the right to keep and bear arms, as long as it was on the “low down”, in the closet, lest the public gets the idea the Second Amendment actually meant something. But now that the principled Representative Boebert refuses to stay in the Second Amendment closet, that is not allowed.

Dec 17 13:02

Fighting For The Truth Until The End: Devos Concerned Biden Will 'Change History', Urges Resistance

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos reportedly urged career officials at the Education Department to be a team of defense against the incoming Biden term.

DeVos made her statement during a department wide virtual meeting to government employees that she said will "be here through the coming transition and beyond," according to audio obtained by Politico.

Dec 17 07:27

‘Woke’ school gets kids to list ‘why they hate Donald Trump’

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And how does this help those kids to prepare for decent jobs?

Dec 16 08:06

Indiana Schools Sue Hundreds of Parents over Unpaid Textbook Fees

Dozens of Indiana school districts are suing parents over unpaid textbook fees, despite receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars per classroom.

The South Bend Tribune reported the School City of Mishawaka has filed lawsuits against hundreds of parents:

When Hannah Watts received a reminder notice in the mail in January for the $701.56 she still owed for her childrens’ textbook fees from last year, she decided to use her tax refund to pay it off in the spring.

But two months later, the coronavirus pandemic shut down Indiana. Watts is a dental assistant, and her hours at work were slashed. She had no choice but to use the refund to cover household expenses.

Watts says she didn’t hear anything else about the bill until Aug. 7, when a notice appeared on her door. School City of Mishawaka, the district her three children attend, had filed a lawsuit against her.

Dec 15 08:12

New York University (NYU) Ignores Academic Freedom, Investigates Course Content

Mark Crispin Miller is a tenured professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communications at New York University and has been on the faculty there for more than 20 years. He has been a vocal commentator on — and critic of — a broad range of topics, from NYU’s plans to redevelop the Village to the American political system. Professor Miller has long been outspoken. Now, he finds himself under investigation for his controversial course content and protected extramural expression on his personal blog.

Dec 14 09:53

Cambridge Academics Have Just Won an Important Battle for Free Speech

Academics at Cambridge won a cheering victory for free speech today when they voted by an overwhelming majority to reject plans from the vice-chancellor to change the rules governing debate at the university.

They rejected the university’s proposals to insist that students and staff be ‘respectful’ of opposing views. They decided, instead, that the rules should say students and staff must ‘tolerate’ opposition. The result was as close to conclusive as you can get. Only 162 academics voted in favour of the university’s plan, while 1316 voted in favour of the change. (A further 208 academics wanted neither.)

Dec 12 06:48

If You Don't Raise Your Kids, Someone Else Will

Dec 10 09:37

The World’s Top 10 Most Spoken Languages

Dec 09 10:59

Schumer Demands Biden Use Executive Order To Cancel Millions In Student Loan Debt

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is already calling on Joe Biden to issue an executive order on day one of his presidency that bypasses Congress and cancels millions of dollars of federal student loan debt.

“We have come to the conclusion that President Biden can undo this debt, can forgive $50,000 of debt the first day he becomes president,” Schumer said, according to Fox Business. “You don’t need Congress. All you need is the flick of a pen.”

Dec 08 07:23

All-Remote Learning Is Failing Many Students All Across The Country: 'These Children Are Struggling'

Students in about 40 percent of school districts across the country haven't seen the inside of a classroom in more than eight months – and their grades tell a sad story.

New academic performance numbers suggest the disruption to in-person education is taking a heavy toll on many students.

Earlishia Oats is a single mom of four children in East Tampa, Florida. She chose all-remote learning to protect the health of her oldest son, who suffers from epilepsy. "When he gets sick, it's a whole other level," she said.

But her 15-year-old daughter, who has never had a failing grade in the past, is now struggling. "She made a D the last time on AP World History," Oats said, "and she was freaking out. That has never happened before."

Dec 06 09:44

Minority Students Crushed By Lockdowns; 600% Increase In Math Failures, 500% English

In August, I reported here on how Montgomery County, Maryland, was seeking to shut down private schools as part of their Covid-19 strategy of abolishing all risk by abolishing all freedom. As more individuals have recently tested positive for Covid, the county government is responding with a new array of iron-fisted decrees. Some of the latest edicts make little or no sense, confirming the county’s nickname of LoCo Moco.

Gov. Larry Hogan blocked the county government’s effort to criminalize private teaching; Catholic, Jewish, and other schools have operated safely with no significant Covid outbreaks. But county schools remain shut down in large part due to the clout of the teachers union, a bulwark of political support for County Executive Marc Elrich.

Dec 04 20:03

NYU Professor Under Fire for Mask Comments Files Libel Lawsuit

By Janet Phelan

A NYU professor has filed a lawsuit against a number of his academic colleagues, alleging libel after an uproar of official reaction ensued when one of his students called for his firing based on in-class comments he had made on the utility of masks.

The pleadings, filed in the Supreme Court of the state of New York on November 30, 2020, stated that a letter signed by nineteen of Professor Mark Crispin Miller's academic colleagues included “numerous misstatements of ‘fact’ maliciously intended to portray plaintiff in a negative light” and intended to “diminish, if not destroy, his professional reputation and standing.”

Dec 02 08:25

Petition in Defense of Academic Freedom. “Effectiveness of Face Mask ” Banned From Classroom Discussion?

Herewith I am submitting my petition in defense of academic freedom and free speech, prompted by my unfortunate experience at NYU since Sept. 20, when, as you are well aware, a student in my undergraduate propaganda course, “Mass Persuasion and Propaganda” (MCC-UE 1014), took to Twitter to demand that NYU fire me, for suggesting that the class look into the scientific studies of the effectiveness of masks against transmission of respiratory viruses. It was not the student’s tweets that decided me to publish the petition, but NYU’s response to them: a tweet of thanks from my department chair, with assurances that my department had made her grievance “a priority”; an email from Dean Jack Knott, and Dr.

Dec 01 08:53

Eton College Defends Sacking Teacher Over Video On Masculinity

Amid growing backlash for firing an English teacher over a video on masculinity, Eton College has said that it is “not an issue of freedom of speech.”

Teacher Will Knowland was dismissed from the school—which has famously educated over one-third of all British prime ministers, including Boris Johnson—after he refused to take down a lecture from his private YouTube channel that questioned “current radical feminist orthodoxy.”

The school initially refused to comment since an appeals process is underway.

After growing accusations of bending to woke progressivism, the school has now defended its actions, insisting they made the decision based on legal advice.

Dec 01 07:46

When Covid-19 closed schools, Black, Hispanic and poor kids took biggest hit in math, reading

When the Covid-19 pandemic forced the closure of most U.S. schools last spring, students were thrown into new and unfamiliar ways of learning. Special education students and children learning English lost support that their schools struggled to provide online. Many students had no access to computers or internet and were completely cut off from their teachers.

The true toll these disruptions have taken on student learning won’t be known for months or years, but new reports from national education-testing organizations have begun to offer an early look at that impact.

The latest is a report from NWEA, formerly the Northwest Evaluation Association, which analyzed the results of tests given to nearly 4.4 million U.S. students in grades three through eight this fall and found that most fell short in math, scoring an average of 5 to 10 percentile points behind students who took the same test last year.

Dec 01 07:20

Pushing Propaganda on Kids in New Jersey

Dec 01 07:18

STUDENTS AT UK UNIVERSITY DEMAND THE WORD “BLACK” BE BANNED FROM LECTURES & TEXTBOOKS

Students at Manchester University have demanded that the word “black” when used as a negative expression such as the word “blackmail” should be banned because it is “divisive.”

Yes, really.

The complaint was prompted by a university study surround issues affecting Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff and faculty.

Citing concerns of black people, the report noted that there were “linguistic concerns about Black being associated with negative expressions” such as “blackmail” and “black sheep.”

After the report labeled the use of words which included “black” and “divisive and not inclusive,” the university’s student union demanded that “any other use of the word ‘black’ as an adjective to express negative connotations” should be banned in research papers, lecture slides, and books published by professors.

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That will mess up the books on optics!

Nov 29 21:06

NM Public Schools Are Missing 12K Students and They Want Them Back. Is It All About the Money?

Thousands of students are missing from attendance records in NM public schools and the system wants them back. Is it altruistic? Is it about indoctrination? Or is it about the money?

Nov 29 07:21

Off-grid power and your survival plans

Modern society is highly addicted to electricity. As technology has increased, we have found more and more ways to use electricity, having it do more and more for us. Today, there is little that any of us do, either at home or in the workplace, which doesn’t involve the use of electricity.

Yet the electric grid that brings that electricity to our homes and places of business is the most fragile part of our infrastructure. As time goes on, it only becomes more fragile, with many power plants, transmission lines and sub-stations having already outlived their 50 year expected lifespan. While replacement of outdated equipment is a constantly ongoing process, it never seems to keep up with needs.

Nov 28 08:41

UT San Antonio Sorority Kicks Student Out over Pro-Trump TikTok

A University of Texas-San Antonio (UTSA) student was kicked out of her sorority over a pro-Trump TikTok post featuring a sign reading “All Lives Matter.” Sorority leadership at the school told the student that language suggesting “all lives matter” is “extremely hurtful” and “unsisterly.”

UTSA student Jaycie Barton, a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) sorority as well as president of the school’s Turning Point USA (TPUSA) chapter, posted a video supporting President Donald Trump to her TikTok account in August.

The video, an eight-second clip featuring demonstrators holding an American flag and signs reading “Trump 2020,” “All Lives Matter,” and “Back the Blue,” subsequently got the student kicked out of her sorority.

Nov 25 09:57

'Don't bore pupils with Shakespeare': Dame Helen Mirren says the Bard should not be taught in schools as it's best experienced for the first time at a theatre

She joined the Royal Shakespeare Company at the age of 20 and has played some of the Bard’s best-known characters.

But Helen Mirren says the playwright should not be taught at school and youngsters should instead see his works on stage.

The Oscar-winning actress, 75, said ‘droning through’ the plays in a classroom aged 11 or 12 could be off-putting.

Nov 25 09:16

GPS coordinates of strange Utah-based monolith leaked

The coordinates of a strange metallic monolith discovered by a Utah Department of Public Safety Division of Wildlife Resources helicopter flight crew last Wednesday have been leaked by an online sleuth and have been made available on Intellihub.com for your viewing pleasure.

The actual GPS coordinates are 38°20’35.07? N 109°39’58.21? W and will take you to the 9 to 10-foot tall monolith in the southwestern Utah desert.

Nov 23 14:13

University Of Hypocrisy: Elite U.S. Institutions Receive Billions From ‘Nations That Abuse Human Rights On A Massive Scale’

National Review released Monday an unsettling investigative report about American universities and funds they receive from foreign nations. “While governments of allies such as England, Germany, and Italy all donate directly to U.S. colleges,” writes National Review, “roughly one-third of declared foreign funds come from nations that abuse human rights on a massive scale.”

American universities; the most liberal places on earth, where outrage and freedom of expression with zero consequences are as free-flowing as the oxygen in the air, receive billions of dollars from the most oppressive countries in the world. All credibility touting equality and fighting for human rights is completely gone.

Nov 23 06:24

'First You Blame White People, Now You Blame Us!?' Asian Parents Revolt Over End of Meritocracy in California

Asian parents in California are furious their children's top-performing schools are being forced to scrap their merit-based admissions process in favor of a "diversity lotto" system.

Nov 21 06:38

Washington State School District Considers Asians Too Smart To Be Considered ‘Students Of Color’

The North Thurston Public School district in Washington State has evidently decided that Asians no longer qualify as ‘persons of color‘ because they inconveniently do not chronically under-perform academically the way Blacks and Hispanics do:

In their latest equity report, administrators at North Thurston Public Schools—which oversees some 16,000 students—lumped Asians in with whites and measured their academic achievements against “students of color,” a category that includes “Black, Latinx, Native American, Pacific Islander, and Multi-Racial Students” who have experienced “persistent opportunity gaps.”

Most indicators in the report show that the achievement gap between white/Asian students and “students of color” is fairly narrow and improving over time. It would probably be even narrower if Asian students were categorized as “students of color.”

Nov 19 06:01

After Viciously Anti-White Letter Circulated at Her Sons Upper West Side Private School - Comparing White Kids to "Killer Cops" - Megyn Kelly Pulls Kids Out for Good

Slowly, but surely, the tide shifts.

Stories like this have far more potency in unraveling the narrative than the most thoughtful prose crafted by the smartest polemicist on our side.

That’s just the way it is.

For when the ground shifts for good, a wealth of information previously unread by the masses will exist to guide humanity back to sanity.

Nov 17 07:35

Shock & Betrayal: New York Public School Bans Display Of Support For This Worthy Cause

Pelham Public Schools administrator Cheryl Champ wrote to employees telling them the banner was outlawed, claiming it "has increasingly been perceived by students to be threatening in nature", causing them to feel "unsafe".

The sweatshirt was created by the daughter of late Transit Police Detective George Caccavale, who was fatally shot in 1976. She sold the designs to raise funds for police foundations after a K-9 dog was named Vale in tribute to her deceased father.

Nov 13 07:21

Cornell English Department: Calling the English Dept. the English Dept. Is Racist

The term “English Department” might give students the idea that English literature was invented by the English, which would mean that some people’s ancestors accomplished things that other people’s ancestors did not, which cannot be true.

The term “Department of Literatures in English” demonstrates that African-American literature owes no debts to English literature. They just are literatures that happen to be in English. It’s not like African-American writers have been influenced by, say, the King James Bible.

Nov 04 01:04

California Set to Keep Ban On Affirmative Action

Californians appear to have strongly rejected a Democrat proposition to do away with the state's ban on affirmative action.

Nov 03 07:22

Yale Psychiatrist Argues That Trump is Worse Than Hitler

A Yale psychiatrist with a history of anti-Trump rhetoric tried to seriously argue on Twitter that Donald Trump is worse than Adolf Hitler, before deleting her tweet.

Bandy Xenobia Lee bills herself as an “Expert on global violence prevention,” yet she appears to seriously think that Trump poses a bigger threat than one of the worst dictators in human history.

Nov 03 06:37

The Racial-Justice War On Merit-Based Schools: It's an Injustice Against Excellence, Critics Say

At a virtual town hall in Brooklyn about how the pandemic will change admissions to high-performing selective schools, New York City officials got a lecture on systemic racism.

“Racism is foundational in all of our institutions, in our government, our economy, our health-care system, our legal system and our education system,” Ayanna Behin, president of a school district council, said at the June meeting. “It’s our recommendation that we prioritize the end of racial segregation in our schools.”

Nov 02 13:23

Tenured NYU Professor Under Fire for Mask Comments

By Janet Phelan

Mark Crispin Miller, who teaches a course on propaganda at New York University in the Media, Culture and Communication Department, has been notified that he is to undergo a review board hearing after one of his students called for his firing due to his comments about masks.

According to Professor Miller, the student, Julia Jackson, only joined Miller’s course when it was into its second week. Almost immediately, she began to object publicly to his statements about the utility (or lack thereof) of masks and began to call for his firing...

Nov 02 08:49

65% of College Students Say Rioting and Looting is ‘Justified,’ New Poll Finds

More rioting and looting broke out in American cities this week. This time, it was Philadelphia consumed by violence after a police shooting.

According to ABC News, at least 30 police officers have been injured in the violent unrest, while dozens of people have been arrested for rioting or vandalism. Mobs have descended on Walmart and rushed out carrying TVs, while other agitators ransacked Footlocker for new sneakers. The full number of businesses ravaged by the destruction is increasing and still being tallied.

Nov 02 08:08

Lobby trying to reshape California education to shield Israel

Israel lobby groups are once again attempting to manipulate public education in California in order to censor Palestinian and Arab scholarship, under the guise of fighting anti-Semitism.

The battle is being waged around the state’s ethnic studies curricula.

“We can’t underestimate our opposition and the coalescing of right-wing organizations coming together against ethnic studies,” Lara Kiswani of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center told The Electronic Intifada.

Hers is one of many groups organizing to fight back.

Pro-Israel groups are agitated over the state’s decision to reinstate Arab American Studies in the proposed ethnic studies model curriculum, after they pressured the California Department of Education to remove it altogether.

Nov 01 08:07

Teachers’ Union Seeks More Funding as Pre-Pandemic Nation’s Report Card Reveals More Student Failure

National teachers’ unions are campaigning for yet more public school funding as results of the assessment known as the Nation’s Report Card, administered in 2019 – prior to the pandemic – found already struggling students from disadvantaged backgrounds have declined further in both reading and math.

Results of the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), which tested grades 4, 8, and 12, showed that just about one in three U.S. 12th graders read proficiently and less than one in four are proficient in math.

Moreover, already struggling students, in the 25th percentile or lower – many of whom come from low-income families – declined even further in both reading and math, compared to four years ago.

Nov 01 07:18

Pa. mom upset after educator asks students to post underwear photos online

A strange school assignment has a Pittsburgh mother upset and she wants the person who assigned it fired.

Brianha Grant shared a screenshot of a homework assignment her second-grade daughter received this week, asking her to post a photo of her underwear or to describe her underwear online.

“I’m upset about it. I don’t want my daughter engaged in anything that has to do with uploading anything personal to the internet,” Grant said.

Grant immediately called the school, saying the principal apologized and told her a librarian posted the assignment after reading the kids a book for Halloween.

Oct 29 07:08

Tsunami Of Empty College Dorms Risks Student Housing Market Implosion

Fall enrollment has plunged, some colleges are shuttering operations, revenues across the entire higher education industry are collapsing, and the shift from physical to virtual education due to the virus pandemic could prick the next bubble: the student housing debt market.

Our warning about the coming implosion of the higher education industry (see here from 2014), as a whole, has become louder and louder over the last six-plus years as the student debt bubble has recently swelled to more than $1.6 trillion. Years ago, no one at the time, could've forecasted a virus pandemic would doom colleges and universities.

Credit rating agency Moody's recently downgraded the entire higher education sector to negative from stable, and the American Council on Education estimates colleges and universities will experience a $23 billion decline in revenues over the next academic year.

Oct 27 05:39

Another Unhinged Leftist Teacher Caught on Video Lecturing 13-Year-Old Student for 10 Minutes on Why Trump is Racist (VIDEO)

Another leftist teacher took time out to lecture a 13-year-old student for 10 minutes on why he should hate the president of the United States.

Unfortunately, for the teacher the student was recording the lecture and later posted it on the internet.

Now the leftist teacher is famous!

Surprise!

Oct 27 05:28

Student Newspaper Condemns Harvard Republicans For Endorsing Trump

The Harvard Crimson Editorial Board condemned the Harvard Republican Club in an editorial for endorsing President Donald Trump, drawing a contrast to the Republican club's position in 2016.

While noting that the group has "every right to endorse the candidate of their choosing," The Crimson's editorial board harshly criticized the group for endorsing the president for re-election after the "shameful debate showing" of September 29.

Oct 26 08:02

2020 ACT Scores: Asians Pulling Away, Same as on SAT

A few weeks ago, I wrote a Taki’s column entitled “Asian Supremacy” reporting on SAT college admission test score trends for high school seniors graduating in 2020. Now the rival ACT test (12 to 36 scale) has published its 2020 average scores, and trends are fairly similar: Asians are going up, up, up, while everybody else is in decline:

The recent declines aren’t as sharp as on the SAT, where the test was redone a couple of years ago, which messed up everybody except Asians. Plus the SAT has recently won a bunch of contracts from state legislatures to give their test to everybody in the public schools, a strategy pioneered by the ACT. So, while the number of students taking the SAT has gone up in the last few years, meaning the SAT is scraping the bottom of the barrel harder, the number of ACT test-takers has declined, I think in part because the SAT won some statewide contracts away from the ACT.

Oct 26 06:37

Big-Tech Overreach: Facebook Tells University What To Put In Their School Paper

The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook's latest squabble is with the NYU Ad Observatory, a project started last month to collect information on the types of political ads Americans see on the site.

The project reportedly has more than 6,500 volunteers who use a uniquely designed browser extension to monitor the political ads that are being shown.

'Scraping tools, no matter how well-intentioned, are not a permissible means of collecting information from us,' read the letter from Allison Hendrix, Facebook's privacy policy official.

Oct 26 06:05

The Elephant In The Room: Florida School Revokes Parking Privileges Of Student With Trump Display On Truck

We recently discussed the case of a Louisiana high school senior who had his parking space mural to President Donald Trump painted over by his school.

Now a Florida senior has an equally troubling free speech case involving the Volusia County School District. Tyler Maxwell is suing the District after it barred him from parking his pickup truck with a large elephant in the back featuring Trump’s name.

Oct 26 06:04

Vermont Goes "Tone Deaf" On Free Speech: Principal Fired Over "All Lives Matter" Statement

We previously discussed the disturbing case of Vermont Principal Tiffany Riley who was suspended after she wrote on Facebook that she does not agree with the Black Lives Matter movement. Shortly after that posting, Mount Ascutney School Board held an emergency meeting to declare that it is “uniformly appalled” and that Riley was “tone deaf” for making such a statement.

In what should now be a major free speech case, the Board unanimously voted to fire Riley, citing her “denigrating, derogatory, or contrary to the movement for social equity for African Americans, including the Black Lives Matter movement.”

Oct 25 07:03

Recent College Grads Face Worst Employment Prospects In Decades Thanks To COVID-19

Just like their forebears (the millennials who graduated from college between 2008 and 2012) it appears Gen Z is facing a labor-market shock of serious magnitude, spurred by the coronavirus pandemic and its attendant impact on the American economy, swelling the unemployment rolls while also disrupting the typical pipeline of internships and entry-level gigs that usually help students find permanent entry-level jobs.

In a report published Friday morning, Bloomberg illustrated the difficulties faced by college graduates, and students in their early 2020s, who have just seen their job market plans go up in smoke. Data released yesterday showed the number of Americans filing for the first time for unemployment benefits fell to 787k (870k exp), the lowest point since lockdowns began.

Oct 25 06:04

THE EXISTENTIAL CRISIS FOR COLLEGES: $1.64 TRILLION IN STUDENT DEBT AND A PANDEMIC.

The fall season for those with teenagers exploring college options can be one filled with anxiety and uncertainty in more stable times. This is anything but a stable time. We have college tuition spiraling out of control for well over two decades while a pandemic forced students to learn online away from carefully manicured campuses. How do you decide on which college to attend if you are unable to visit the campus, explore the classes, or experience what has been so painstakingly packaged to embody the college going years? That is the question millions of families are grappling with in the middle of all the other questions the novel coronavirus has tossed at us. Colleges are having to face an existential challenge in what they truly believe in – do they want to educate our future or serve only as a finishing school for the affluent in our society?

Oct 24 08:06

The Existential Crisis for Colleges: $1.64 Trillion in Student Debt and a Pandemic.

The fall season for those with teenagers exploring college options can be one filled with anxiety and uncertainty in more stable times. This is anything but a stable time. We have college tuition spiraling out of control for well over two decades while a pandemic forced students to learn online away from carefully manicured campuses. How do you decide on which college to attend if you are unable to visit the campus, explore the classes, or experience what has been so painstakingly packaged to embody the college going years? That is the question millions of families are grappling with in the middle of all the other questions the novel coronavirus has tossed at us. Colleges are having to face an existential challenge in what they truly believe in – do they want to educate our future or serve only as a finishing school for the affluent in our society?

The Student Debt Crisis

Oct 23 00:08

German Neurologist Warns Against Wearing Facemasks: 'Oxygen Deprivation Causes Permanent Neurological Damage'

"The reinhalation of our exhaled air will without a doubt create oxygen deficiency and a flooding of carbon dioxide. We know that the human brain is very sensitive to oxygen deprivation. There are nerve cells for example in the hippocampus that can't be longer than 3 minutes without oxygen - they cannot survive.

Oct 21 07:33

Father Challenges University of Alabama for Mandating that His Daughter Watch a Crazy Jane Elliott Video on Racism

In late September we posted an article where young conservative and Trump supporter, C. J. Pearson, shared on Twitter a portion of a class he was mandated to endure at the University of Alabama.

Pearson shared the following:

I just listened to a mandatory lecture – sponsored by my University’s Student Government Association – in which the speaker, Jane Elliott, compared America to Nazi Germany, the President to Hitler, and called

@realDonaldTrump an “admitted racist and sexist”. I’m appalled.
What a disgrace from a great university!

Oct 21 07:02

The Disunited States of Oppression: Critical Race Theory Infiltrates K-12

Is there any clearer sign of how privileged a society is than the disproportionate amount of time that society spends guilting citizens over how privileged they are?

I’ll never forget the first time I encountered “critical race theory” and its overbearing adherents at my alma mater, Oberlin College, in the 1990s. Multicultural studies were all the rage. Higher education officials had torpedoed Western civilization curriculum requirements at prestigious universities nationwide. The ululations of the aggrieved reached a fever pitch as anti-white extremists demanded separate academic departments, dorms, graduation ceremonies and deans in the name of justice and equality.

Oct 20 07:12

Georgetown U. Hires Peter Strzok as Adjunct Professor

Georgetown University has hired fired FBI special agent Peter Strzok as an adjunct professor at the university’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, the school of international relations at Georgetown.

Disgraced former FBI agent Peter Strzok is listed as an undergraduate adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, according to the university’s website.

Moreover, Georgetown University is mentioned in the bio of Strzok’s Twitter account.

According to the school’s Coursicle page, Strzok will be teaching a “Counterintelligence & Nat’l Security” class in the fall 2020 semester, which is worth three credits toward an accredited university degree.

Oct 20 06:42

U. of Oregon President Says He Will Defy Executive Order on Critical Race Theory

University of Oregon President Michael H. Schill announced on Friday that the university will not comply with President Donald Trump’s executive order on critical race theory. In a recent communication to the university communist, Schill wrote: “I am writing to let you know, unequivocally, that the recent executive order that seeks to ban federal contractors from discussing certain concepts during diversity training will not deter us from this important work.”

Oct 20 05:50

University told student groups not to gather, but allowed Black Lives Matter protest

A free-speech group has repeatedly warned the University of South Florida about the unfairness and unconstitutionality of its coronavirus guidelines.

The Southeastern Legal Foundation has now sent three letters to the public university in Florida, warning it about problems with both its approaches to student gatherings and coronavirus tracking and reporting.

The university does allow sports teams to practice, but told student organizations they could not meet.

Its concerns about vagueness of the policies that were first raised in its August 26 first letter came true when the university allowed the campus chapter of Students for a Democratic Society to host an off-campus protest on August 28 against racism and in support of Jacob Blake, who was shot by a Kenosha, Wisconsin police officer on August 23. Blake’s shooting has become a focus of Black Lives Matter activism.

Oct 18 06:43

Now the left wants you to “reimagine” your Second Amendment rights in order to eliminate them

If Harvard wants to reimagine something, then perhaps it needs to reflect on its own founding, from which there has been a substantial departure. What was once a respected university has become an indoctrination center for far-left dogmas that aim to overthrow our nation and replace it with tyranny.

Oct 17 16:47

Symbols of an Alien Sky, Episode 3: The Electric Comet - ThunderboltsProject


We can now test two views of comets against decades of discovery to pose the long unasked question...Is a radically new interpretation of comets required?

In Episode 3 of the Symbols of an Alien Sky series, David Talbott investigates and explains how comets and their phenomena may be of electric origin. For thousands of years these visitors have mystified, enchanted and terrified humanity. Even today, despite much attention from astronomers, the popular science of comets is filled with enigmas and unresolved mysteries. We have long thought of these bodies as mere chunks of dirty ice warming in the Sun. But since the beginning of the space age it seems that the key comet discoveries have all come as huge surprises.

Oct 17 06:31

"This Was A Kangaroo Court": LMU Students Impeach Latina Senator Over Conservative Views

Loyola Marymount University student Stephanie Martinez is exactly what schools seek in admissions.

She is politically and social active. She has been involved in the school’s governance and community, including serving at the government senator for diversity and inclusion. She is also conservative.

Oct 16 14:52

Your Marxist Revolutionary Sons and Daughters

While American parents slept, university Leftists have turned millions of their children into uneducated, empty-headed, slogan-chanting useful idiots for the most despicable political tyrants and would-be dictators on the planet. Way to go, American parents.

Oct 14 04:55

2 + 2 = thought crime? Mathematical certainty hangs in the balance as Orwell’s worst fears come to life

Not even the rules-based world of mathematics is safe from the PC inquisition, with the Mathematical Association of America claiming it is inherently racially biased. This madness threatens to halt progress in its tracks.
This month, Americans got another bitter taste of ‘progressive’ insanity from one of the most unexpected of places. The Mathematical Association of America (MAA), which prides itself as “the world’s largest community of mathematicians, students, and enthusiasts,” came out and declared that “mathematics is created by humans and therefore inherently carries human biases.”

The MAA’s revelation came in its October newsletter, which reads more like a fiery political manifesto than any mundane briefing on the math scene. It continued, “Reaching this potential in mathematics relies upon the academy and higher education engaging in … uncomfortable conversations about the detrimental effects of race and racism on our community.”

Oct 12 06:41

Math Association Say Math "Inherently Carries Human Biases", Citing Critical Race Theory

The MAA is a professional association of high school and university teachers. It hosts the American Mathematics Competitions for middle and high school students, as well as publishes academic journals. It prides itself as “the world’s largest community of mathematicians, students, and enthusiasts.”

In opposition to President Trump’s recent executive actions to ban the use of Critical Race Theory training in the federal government, the MAA said that critical race theory “is an established social science inquiry which is grounded in decades of scholarship,” further asserting that “it is misguided, at best, to reduce this theory to the race-blaming of white people and to define it and the discussion of systemic racism as a ‘divisive concept.’”

The statement then turned its attention to the inherent bias that allegedly exists in mathematics.

Oct 11 06:35

Prof Compares Mitch McConnell To A Nazi Who "Picks Off Old Jewish Ladies With A Rifle"

University of Illinois professor Catherine Prendergast recently tweeted that Mitch McConnell was a Nazi and compared him to a character from Schindler’s list.

Oct 10 07:52

Oregon State University professor blames white CHRISTIANS for West Coast wildfires

An Oregon State University (OSU) professor is blaming White Christians for the massive fires sweeping through Washington, Oregon and California.

In an essay published by Baptist News Global on Sept. 11, Susan Shaw, a professor working for the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at OSU’s College of Liberal Arts, said that White Christians who deny climate change are a contributing factor to the wildfires.

“The West is burning while most White Christians turn away from the root causes of the devastation,” Shaw wrote.

Shaw’s essay asserts that climate change is undeniably the reason why the wildfires have grown in intensity. However, she also argues that the fact that so many White Christians do not believe in climate science is also a contributing factor. To make her case, she presents statistics that she believes proves that White Christians do not care about the environment.

Oct 08 10:42

Elementary School Kids Taught That "Objectivity" & "Perfectionism" Are Racist Traits Of "White Supremacy"

Children at an elementary school in Virginia are being taught that traits such as “objectivity” and “perfectionism” are ‘racist’ characteristics of “white supremacy.”

Yes, really.

Author James Lindsay posted a screenshot of the lesson outline, which is apparently taken from a 2001 Dismantling Racism Workbook by authors Tema Okun and Kenneth Jones and is being taught to kids aged 6-11 at the Belvedere Elementary School in Virginia.

Oct 08 07:18

Colleges drop ‘diversity’ efforts after Trump bans critical race theory

Two schools halted “diversity” efforts after President Trump signed an executive order last month expanding a ban on critical race theory in federally funded programs after warning about teaching “divisive” “race-based ideologies,” according to a report on Wednesday.

Liz Tovar, the University of Iowa’s interim associate vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion, said the school halted the training for two weeks, Inside Higher Ed reported.

“Let us state unequivocally that diversity, equity and inclusion remain as core values within our institution,” she wrote in a campus memo.

Oct 08 06:15

Cultural Revolution: Woke Totalitarians Have Taken Over Campus

I didn’t notice much until the current anti-racism crisis, when I found that academe, as a place for free exchange of ideas, had become almost unrecognizable. Higher education has begun a transformation along the same lines as the 1966 Maoist “Cultural Revolution” in China. Like the cultural revolution, the energized identity-politics movement presents itself as a cleansing force. Pure Maoism was being corrupted by covert capitalist sympathizers. They had to be rooted out.

Oct 06 12:23

Israel lobby pressures Univ of Toronto to rescind scholar hire

The University of Toronto has allegedly rescinded a job offer to a prominent human rights scholar after a sitting Canadian tax court judge complained about her research on Palestinian rights.

Oct 06 07:56

Teacher Scolds 10-Year-Old for Saying He Admires Trump

A teacher in a Tacoma middle school kicked a ten-year-old student out of his remote learning chatroom and scolded him for responding to a question about a person he admires with the answer “Donald J. Trump.”

According to a report by KTTH afternoon host Jason Rantz at mynorthwest.com, Brendan Stanton, a teacher at P.G. Keithley Middle school, poses a “question of the day” each day to his sixth grade students. On Friday, he asked them, “Who is the one person you admire and why?”

Oct 06 07:48

Censorship 101: Liberal College Journalist 'Fired' For Reporting On Jacob Blake Criminal Record

An Arizona State University journalism student is prosecuting after she was dismissed from the school’s radio station for tweeting about Jacob Blake’s past charges of sexual assault.

Attorney Jack D. Wilenchik has sent a letter to the public university calling them to either rehire Rae’Lee Klein, a Cheyenne, Wyoming native, at Blaze Radio or offer financial damages for violating her First Amendment rights.

“Always more to the story, folks,” said Klein in an August tweet on the arrest warrant for Blake. “Please read this article to get the background of Jacob Blake’s warrant. You’ll be quite disgusted” Klein referred to the article that was posted on New York Times at the time about the report on Blake.

Oct 06 07:13

Unhinged UMass Professor Ester Shapiro Caught on Video Calling Trump a Nazi and Child Molester — Then Belittles Student Who Disagrees

Ester Shapiro is an unhinged Associate Professor of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts, at the University of Massachusetts.

Professor Shapiro was caught on video attacking President Trump as a nazi and child molester.

When one student bravely disagreed with the outrageous smear the stunned professor was taken back that one of her students would reject her enlightened remarks. But Professor Shapiro did not budge on her claim that Trump is a nazi.

This incident happened last September 29th during an online class.

Oct 06 07:08

2020 SAT Scores: Asian Supremacy Intensifies

According to Unsilenced Science’s quick calculations today, the Asian-white gap in average SAT scores increased another 5 points in 2020:

Oct 06 06:02

University of Kentucky SEGREGATES resident assistants by race for ‘abhorrent’ mandatory white-shaming training

The University of Kentucky has subjected incoming resident assistants to segregated training sessions in which the white group was made to identify with racist generalizations, documents leaked by a participant reveal.

Presented with a lengthy list of white “microaggressions” and derogatory accusations of “privilege,” the RAs in the “White Accountability Space” group were required to display the document on their computer screens at all times during marathon “breakout session” Zoom calls, a student whistleblower told Young America’s Foundation on Monday. The student, who wished to remain anonymous for fear of academic repercussions, also supplied a cover letter and a document from the whites-only training titled “Common racist behaviors and attitudes of white people.”

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