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Man Up, State Leaders! It’s Time to Declare Independence on Education!

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Commentaries, Daily | 0 comments

Man Up, State Leaders! It’s Time to Declare Independence on Education!

by Jane Robbins – With implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) under the U.S. Department of Education (USED), objections are flying to this or that policy (to the extent policy can be discerned). Conservatives criticize continued USED heavy-handedness and mixed signals, particularly by Secretary DeVos’ Democratic lieutenant Jason Botel, with respect to critiquing state plans. Liberals fear funding cuts and relaxed requirements related to certain subgroups of students. Both sides decry the apparent confusion emanating...

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White And Straight Students Not Allowed

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Daily, Higher Ed | 0 comments

White And Straight Students Not Allowed

The University of Minnesota is banning white and straight students from a safe space on campus, according to a Thursday report. The school’s Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life hosts “Tongues Untied,” a space in which people can congregate to discuss the impact of sexuality, race and gender, according to Campus Reform. But not everyone is invited. “For our allies: we do appreciate your voices and commitment to dismantling racism and homophobia; however, please note that this is a space created for LGBTQIA and/or...

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Erdogan: Turkish Universities Need to Stop Muslim ‘Brain Drain’ to West

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Daily, Global, Higher Ed | 0 comments

Erdogan: Turkish Universities Need to Stop Muslim ‘Brain Drain’ to West

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivered a speech Wednesday urging Muslims with higher educations to remain in Muslim countries to keep their earning potential and scientific achievements in the Muslim world, a message that appears at odds with his claim that Muslims are “Europe’s future.” Erdogan’s remarks, delivered at a higher education conference in Ankara, follow a million-strong protest by the nation’s secularist opposition, which enjoys greater support among the younger, more educated Turks. “This situation is definitely...

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The Global Search for Education: How Are We Doing On The Gender Agenda? – Millennials Weigh In

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Commentaries, Daily, Featured | 0 comments

The Global Search for Education:  How Are We Doing On The Gender Agenda? – Millennials Weigh In

In an interview with CMRubinWorld, Dr. Linda Scott, Emeritus DP World Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Said Business School, University of Oxford, reminds us that the gender gap is everywhere, “real and measurable” and not a “figment of some feminist’s imagination.” The global research confirms that gender inequality “retards economic growth, perpetuates poverty,” and “is bad for families.” It’s long been globally debated and agreed that solutions to economic crises and sustainable growth lie in making the most of all our...

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Comptroller’s Audit of School Hardware

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Blogs, Daily | 0 comments

Comptroller’s Audit of School Hardware

The New York City Department of education is not the most efficient operation on earth. That observation is the front-runner for the Grand Prize for Understatement, a philanthropic global initiative that memorializes preposterous realities. The latest scrap of documentary proof is, as always, just a few days old. Last week, city Comptroller Scott Stringer released the findings of an audit his office made of computers, tablets and laptops that were issued to schools for use by their students. Just among eight schools and a single...

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Communist Clubs Are Sprouting Up in U.S. High Schools Again

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Blogs, Daily | 1 comment

Communist Clubs Are Sprouting Up in U.S. High Schools Again

Students at Edina High School in Minnesota say they received an unusual invitation over the loudspeakers on a cold January morning earlier this year. The announcement was not related to a school play, a pledge drive, or a bake sale. Rather, it was an invitation to join the school’s newly-created student-led group: the Young Marxists Club. Officials at Edina Public Schools confirmed the existence of the club. “We did have a Young Marxists Club last year,” said Susan Brott, Director of Communications & Community Engagement at...

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Deficient high school civic education contributing to issues on campus

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Blogs, Daily | 0 comments

Deficient high school civic education contributing to issues on campus

I’ve only been with FIRE for a short month and a half; and yet already, I’ve seen numerous university policies discredited in the courts of law and public opinion. Because these successes for FIRE also have to be understood as a testament to the pervasiveness of First Amendment violations, my pride in FIRE is accompanied by a sober awareness of the situation on college campuses. A culture of censorship has taken root and permeated universities, in part due to some students’ unfamiliarity or disinterest in their rights. A likely culprit, in my...

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Rejecting the ‘Mean Girl’ Framework

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Blogs, Daily | 0 comments

Rejecting the ‘Mean Girl’ Framework

Ideas for guiding girls toward positive interactions with each other. By Laura Thomas – Responding to our male students’ fights, sexual misbehavior, or general misconduct with the comment “boys will be boys” is widely recognized as unhealthy and unacceptable. But when faced with name calling, rumor spreading, exclusion, and social sabotage among female students, the phrase “it’s just girl drama—don’t worry about it” is so widely used that sometimes it’s replaced with just an eye roll, a shrug, or a sigh—the phrase itself doesn’t even...

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Father of 8 Sentenced to Jail for Distributing Jury Nullification Pamphlets

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Daily | 0 comments

Father of 8 Sentenced to Jail for Distributing Jury Nullification Pamphlets

By Claire Bernish A former pastor from Michigan discovered the hard way that informing people of their rights under the law as jurors doesn’t sit well with the U.S. government when a judge sentenced him Friday to eight weekends in jail, six months of probation, and fines — all for passing out pamphlets discussing jury nullification. Keith Wood contends passing out the information is well within his constitutional rights to inform potential and selected jurors that, enshrined in the Bill of Rights lies the potent ability to find a defendant...

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A struggling school that inspired the country is being destroyed by Tory cuts

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Daily, Global | 0 comments

A struggling school that inspired the country is being destroyed by Tory cuts

A secondary school featured on Channel 4 must find £800,000 by 2020. Its head says this is hurting the poorest pupils most – and it’s happening everywhere • Frances Ryan writes the Guardian’s Hardworking Britain series Three years ago, Frederick Bremer school in Walthamstow, east London, was inspiring the country in Channel 4’s Educating the East End. Now it’s being forced to find the best part of £1m to survive. In an era of nationwide school funding cuts, the story of Frederick Bremer is perhaps the ultimate snapshot of the cuts agenda’s...

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