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Islam Critic Not Honored by University

Islam Critic Not Honored by University

  Waltham, MA. based Brandeis University will not honor Somali born Dutch critic of Islam, Ayaan Hirsi Ali. The university had previously planned to award the former member of the Netherlands’ Parliament on May 18, during the annual graduation ceremony. However the University reversed its decision following complaints over Hirsi Ali’s sometimes overt criticisms of […]

California Democrats Demanding Free Preschool

California Democrats Demanding Free Preschool

Once again liberal Democrats in California are tossing the word “free” around even though when it comes to government programs, nothing is truly “free.” Despite, as Governor Jerry Brown has described it, California’s “wall of debt” the Democrats are demanding that all four-year-olds be provided with free preschool at a cost of 1.5 billion to […]

Rough High School Compared to Vietnam by Teacher

Rough High School Compared to Vietnam by Teacher

A rough high school in Philadelphia was recently compared to Vietnam by a longtime social studies teacher at the school. Stephen Pfeiffer, who was an Army and Vietnam veteran, said he had a better chance in Vietnam, than in Bartram High School in southwest Philadelphia. He said he just locks his door and prays nobody comes […]

Ivy League Schools: Are They Worth Getting In?

Ivy League Schools: Are They Worth Getting In?

Ivy League has been in the news recently since New York student Kwasi Enin of Long Island, New York, was recently accepted at all eight Ivy schools, a very impressive feat that anyone should be proud of. Getting into an elite school is no easy task, with most of these elite schools having acceptance rates […]

Voucher Support Growing but Unexpected Consequences Await

Voucher Support Growing but Unexpected Consequences Await

State Representative Valarie Hodges was furious. The Louisiana lawmaker had enthusiastically backed  Governor Bobby Jindal’s bill to give state funds to private religious schools. But then somebody dropped the bomb: religious schools meant all religious schools, including ones teaching about Islam. “Unfortunately it (vouchers) will not be limited to the Founders’ religion… We need to […]

University Faculty Earning McDonald’s Wages Organize, Demand Rights

University Faculty Earning McDonald’s Wages Organize, Demand Rights

  Around the country, part-time university faculty members, also known as adjuncts, are organizing to demand better pay, improved working conditions, and health care and retirement benefits.  While it is estimated that adjunct professors make up around 70 percent of university teaching staff, they are paid only a fraction of a full-time professor’s salary, often […]

Mickey Mouse Damages a Child’s Intellect, Study Suggests

Mickey Mouse Damages a Child’s Intellect, Study Suggests

A new Canadian study suggests that talking animal characters such as Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh may damage a child’s intellect. For a more educational experience, children’s literature or cartoons with realistic animals is now recommended. The findings were published in Frontiers in Psychology. The study, conducted at the Department of Applied Psychology and […]

Veteran Teacher Susan Sluyter Quits Over Endless Student Assessments

Veteran Teacher Susan Sluyter Quits Over Endless Student Assessments

Susan Sluyter, a kindergarten teacher with 25 years experience, resigned from her job last month over the “climate of data fascination” that had seeped into her workplace, a fascination that has led to a constant scoring, testing, and assessing of her students. Sluyter explained her decision to quit in a recent article in the Washington […]

Common Core Gets a Failing Grade From Indiana

Common Core Gets a Failing Grade From Indiana

Common Core was given a failing grade this week from the state of Indiana as it became the first state to formally abandon the standards after agreeing to their implementation in 2010. Governor Mike Pence (R) signed legislation on Monday ending Indiana’s participation in the controversial attempt to create national standards for educational benchmarks. Indiana […]

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