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Tocqueville: The Antidote to Revisionist History?

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Commentaries, Daily | 0 comments

Tocqueville: The Antidote to Revisionist History?

Taylor Samuelson – America’s history challenges and puzzles every young American. Howard Zinn, known for his book A People’s History of The United States, produces content and curriculum material for students throughout the country. His work depicts a country built on oppression and horror and pits the United States as a symbol of hatred–one which has a dark history of thieves and tyrants. Howard Zinn most famously questioned the integrity of the constitution and its transcendent significance. He saw it as an item which gave power...

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‘Cry Closet’ Comes To University Of

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Daily, Higher Ed | 0 comments

‘Cry Closet’ Comes To University Of

‘Has sparked dialogue about expressing emotions’ The University of Utah is featuring a “cry closet” on campus that students can inhabit for up to 10 minutes, Vice reported on Wednesday. The “cry closet” is located into the school’s library, according to a tweet displaying the structure. “This space is meant to provide a place for students studying for finals to take a short 10-minute break,” reads the sign on the closet’s door. Students must knock before going in to the closet, can only enter the closet by themselves for 10...

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Education: the Key to Protecting the Elderly from Scams

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Blogs, Daily | 0 comments

Education: the Key to Protecting the Elderly from Scams

The hardest part of parents and grandparents adopting technology is their often blind trust in companies and their representatives. A cleverly worded email, text message, or phone call, and suddenly they are the victims of a ransomware attack they initiated by downloading an app or sharing their password. These types of attacks are tough to prevent. Unfortunately, you can’t constantly monitor everyone. Making systems to secure makes it difficult for them to do their job. We are aware of how hard encryption is to break so the human factor is...

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Young can ‘only read digital clocks’

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Daily, Global | 0 comments

Young can ‘only read digital clocks’

Teachers say traditional clocks are being taken out of exam halls for pupils who need digital formats. Do young people really struggle with traditional analogue clocks with hands? That’s the claim in a debate between teachers – with suggestions that digital clocks are being installed in exam halls for teenagers. It follows a report in the Times Educational Supplement of a conference being told that pupils needed a digital clock to be able to tell the time. Malcolm Trobe, of the ASCL head teachers’ union, said young people...

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School choice movement growing nationwide, surveys indicate overwhelming support by voters

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Daily | 0 comments

School choice movement growing nationwide, surveys indicate overwhelming support by voters

By Bethany Blankley | Watchdog.org – National surveys and statewide reports indicate that the majority of likely voters support the use of taxpayer money to fund school choice programs. Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) are one type of school choice program parents are using nationally to customize their children’s education, and the majority of those surveyed cite positive results. Roughly one dozen states have ESA programs in place; six states have enacted ESA laws, and at least 22 state legislatures are considering ESA legislation....

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Common Sense Pushes FTC to Make New Rules on Use of Minors’ Data

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Daily | 0 comments

Common Sense Pushes FTC to Make New Rules on Use of Minors’ Data

By Dian Schaffhauser – One organization views the Facebook debacle as a ripe opportunity to get privacy rules right in regards to young people. Common Sense Media has filed a request with the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the impact of the Facebook data mishandling specifically on teenagers. The disclosure, of course, involves the information scraped from the social media site by Cambridge Analytica. The letter, addressed to FTC Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen and Commissioner Terrell McSweeny, suggested that because teens...

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Marxism: A Primer

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Commentaries, Daily, Featured | 0 comments

Marxism: A Primer

Bradley J. Birzer – Unlike reality—which is infinitely and ultimately unknowable—Marxism as ideology pretends to understand the world, but, in reality, it offers only the merest shadow of true complexities… Though responsible—directly and indirectly—for the murder of nearly 150 million innocent children, women, and men in the previous century, Marxism is making a comeback in western civilization. Not only have Che Guevara t-shirts remained in vogue for several decades now, but college-age students in the Americas as well as in Europe...

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Security officer arrested after using stun gun on 14-year-old Normandy middle-schooler

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Daily | 0 comments

Security officer arrested after using stun gun on 14-year-old Normandy middle-schooler

The head of school security for the Normandy School District has been put on leave after he was arrested Friday for allegedly using a stun gun on a 14-year-old student. About 11 a.m., Friday, Ralph Ruffin, a Normandy police officer who works as a school resource officer at Normandy Middle heard a commotion near the principal’s office. Ruffin found a student holding his side and the civilian security official holding a stun gun, said Normandy Police Chief Frank Mininni. After talking with witnesses and watching video footage of the encounter...

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Falling Into the Belief Gap: What It Feels Like to Realize Your Child’s Teachers Have Sized Him Up and Dumbed Down Their Estimations

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Commentaries, Daily, Featured | 0 comments

Falling Into the Belief Gap: What It Feels Like to Realize Your Child’s Teachers Have Sized Him Up and Dumbed Down Their Estimations

Beth Hawkins – I took my younger son on his first college tour a few weeks ago. Our student guide asked after his interests and then led us through the rare-book collection, the biology lab, and the psychology department, where we passed an alarmingly large collection of hominid skulls and a locked room marked simply “Batcave.” Did we have any questions, she asked, before heading to the student union for the all-important free meal. “One thing,” Corey piped up. “Do you have a disability services office?” I’m not sure what shocked me...

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Amid DACA Uncertainty, States Open Professions to ‘Dreamers’

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Daily, Featured, Higher Ed | 0 comments

Amid DACA Uncertainty, States Open Professions to ‘Dreamers’

By Matt Vasilogambros – OMAHA, Neb. — Dania Cervantes Ayala is the kind of nurse you want when you receive a life-changing diagnosis. It’s not a task for her, it feels personal. She cares for patients at her part-time job at the Nebraska Medicine’s Buffett Cancer Center with both sharp knowledge and deep compassion — traits of a skilled third-year nursing student at the College of Saint Mary who will soon take the state’s nursing license exams and move on to a doctorate of nursing program. She’s part of the future of nursing in eastern...

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