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Budget upheaval at Minneapolis Public Schools: What’s going on?

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018 in Daily | 0 comments

Budget upheaval at Minneapolis Public Schools: What’s going on?

By Erin Hinrichs – The Minneapolis Public Schools board hasn’t even had an opportunity to review the complete budget proposal that its financial team, with help from Superintendent Ed Graff, meticulously prepared using public input over the last six months. But board members have already taken action on the budget in a pretty dramatic fashion. At the last regular board meeting, held on April 10, the board directed district staff to restore $6.4 million to middle and high schools. The resolution, presented by Board Member Rebecca Gagnon...

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With the details of the investigation of Pico Rivera teacher Gregory Salcido now divulged, what does it mean for his appeal?

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018 in Daily | 0 comments

With the details of the investigation of Pico Rivera teacher Gregory Salcido now divulged, what does it mean for his appeal?

After the El Rancho Unified School District took the unusual move last week to release its investigative report into former teacher Gregory Salcido’s conduct, which led to his ouster, the question stands: Could he possibly keep his job? While the former El Rancho High history and government teacher made national headlines after recordings of his in-class, anti-military rant went viral, the report laid out a litany of other on-the-job allegations. Among them were charges Salcido had deleted photos of nude women from his work computer, used...

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Ahead Of Board Vote, Houston Teachers Union Raises Questions About Proposed Charter Partner

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018 in Daily | 0 comments

Ahead Of Board Vote, Houston Teachers Union Raises Questions About Proposed Charter Partner

The HISD administration has recommended the charter group, Energized for STEM, to take on the management, budgeting, curriculum and turnaround efforts for 10 HISD schools that haven’t met state standards in several years Laura Isensee – As the Houston ISD board of trustees scrambles against a tight deadline to try and secure a partner for struggling schools at risk of closure, the Houston teachers union and other advocates are raising a host of concerns over the group. Late Friday, the HISD administration revealed it was recommending...

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Queering Government Schools: Just Say No

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018 in Commentaries, Daily | 0 comments

Queering Government Schools: Just Say No

By Laurie Higgins – For decades homosexual and “trans” activists have used schools to indoctrinate children with the disordered and destructive “LGBTQ” ideology. Thirteen years ago, the Journal of Gay & Lesbian Issues in Education published an article titled “Trans-Friendly Preschool” by now-ordained Rev. Laurel A. Dykstra, a “bisexual Christian activist” who has twins via a sperm donor. I wrote about her article for IFI in 2008—a decade ago. Here are some of Dykstra’s ideas for training up children in the way they should go: She...

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In UK universities there is a daily erosion of integrity

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018 in Daily, Global, Higher Ed | 0 comments

In UK universities there is a daily erosion of integrity

Stefan Collini – The Bologna statement, which defines the very purpose of universities, doesn’t seem to apply to the UK any more In 1988, to mark the 900th anniversary of the founding of the University of Bologna, Europe’s oldest university, 388 rectors and heads of universities drew up the Magna Charta Universitatum. This was a brief general declaration of the nature of universities and their purpose. The first principle was: “The university is an autonomous institution at the heart of societies differently organised because of...

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An Interview with Kevin Donnelly: Destroying Australia

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018 in Book Reviews, Commentaries, Daily | 0 comments

An Interview with Kevin Donnelly: Destroying Australia

Michael F. Shaughnessy – 1) Kevin, I have just heard about your latest book. What is the title and who publishes it ? How Political Correctness Is Destroying Australia is the title of my latest book, published by Melbourne-based Wilkinson Press, see https://www.wilkinsonpublishing.com.au/book/how-political-correctness-destroying-australia 2) What are some of the main points that you are trying to make in the book? In the book, which is a collection of comment pieces published over the last 8 to 10 years, I argue that Australia’s culture...

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Educating The Future Generation On World Problems

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018 in Blogs, Daily | 0 comments

Educating The Future Generation On World Problems

The future generation has a lot to learn. You’ll often find that they’re naive to the problems we’re facing because nobody is actually teaching them. Other than the stories they hear on the news, which might be a bit twisted anyway, they’re having no real education on the issues that they’re going to be growing up with. Even in school nothing is really talked about, only the issues that might affect them directly. For example, you’ve got the gun crime and the fact people are doing mass shootings at schools. It’s a horrible thought, but...

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White Privilege at the SPLC

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018 in Daily, Featured | 0 comments

White Privilege at the SPLC

Steve Sailer – One place where White Privilege definitely exists is at the upper pay ranges at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Alabama, which enjoyed a bonanza fiscal year, adding over $120 million to its vast endowment. One of the weirder aspects of the SPLC has long been its adamant refusal to hire any blacks for its best jobs. The SPLC’s new tax form lists its 11 highest paid employees for the year ending 10/31/17, and sure enough they are still all white: Apparently, the SPLC has always believed that diversity and inclusion is...

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Why Holocaust Education Is Desperately Needed in America

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018 in Commentaries, Daily | 0 comments

Why Holocaust Education Is Desperately Needed in America

by Noah Phillips – I recently applied for a grant to promote Holocaust education at local middle schools through field trips, an education unit about Holocaust studies, and survivor testimonies. My grant application was rejected, which wasn’t a complete surprise, given the volume and quality of competing applications.  But I was taken aback by the verbal feedback I received from the grant’s benefactor, who told me something along the lines of: “The Holocaust was a terrible thing, and it should be remembered — but its significance is not...

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Kanye West: Stop Embracing Victimhood and Start Thinking

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018 in Commentaries, Daily, Featured | 0 comments

Kanye West: Stop Embracing Victimhood and Start Thinking

Confession time. I’ve never known much about Kanye West. The basic extent of my knowledge runs as follows: He’s some type of musician (a rapper as it turns out – I had to look it up). He’s married to Kim Kardashian. He has a creative sense of humor when it comes to naming his children. He’s floated the idea of running for president in 2020. In essence, I’ve written the man off as having little wisdom or common sense. But developments over the weekend suggest that I may have been wrong. The woke West appears to be waking up and doing something...

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