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Teachers Union Holds Schools Hostage Until Police Are Defunded, Charter Schools Shut Down


Reported By Ryan Foley | Published July 13, 2020 at 12:48pm

The United Teachers Los Angeles has released a list of demands that it argues must be met before schools can reopen in America’s second-largest city. While some of the proposals might seem reasonable in light of the coronavirus pandemic, others sound like they were crafted by New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Members of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s teachers union apparently have adapted Rahm Emanuel’s phrase “never let a good crisis go to waste” as their slogan. At the very least, the policy paper put together by the United Teachers Los Angeles containing its insane demands illustrates just how political teachers unions have become.

The 35,000-member teachers union sees the coronavirus as a perfect opportunity to demand the enactment of a far-left agenda that it supported long before COVID-19 arrived in America. According to the political activists at the helm of UTLA, “The Safe and Equitable Conditions for Starting LAUSD in 2020-21” include;

  • the defunding of police,

  • a federal bailout of LA schools and

  • the abolition of charter schools.

While the document acknowledged that “the CARES and HEROES Acts provided funding for K-12,” it complained that the district still needed more money. In addition, the section on the desired “Federal Support” for reopening LAUSD schools included a demand for “Medicare for All.”

As for the section on “State Support,” the document calls on the state of California to implement a “millionaire’s tax” and a “wealth tax.” While the teachers seem quite confident that the massive redistribution of wealth would result in much-desired revenue, they failed to take into account the fact that many millionaires would flee the state the second the higher taxes were imposed.

UTLA Conditions by The Western Journal on Scribd

The most ridiculous demands came in the section on “Local Support.” Calling on local leaders to “defund police,” the brains behind the left-wing wish list urged elected officials to “shift the astronomical amount of money devoted to policing, to education and other essential needs such as housing and public health.”

Apparently, the people behind the UTLA paper aren’t bothered by the fact that homicides in their city rose by 250 percent in the first week of June as anti-law enforcement sentiment first swept through major American cities.

This shouldn’t come as much of a shock. Last month, Cecily Myart-Cruz, the union’s president, described the police as a symbol of “white supremacy” that needed to be dismantled.

Not surprisingly, the document had few kind words for charter schools, which teachers unions see as an enormous threat to their monopolistic power. UTLA said it wants a “charter moratorium,” but this radical list of demands should make Los Angeles parents who do not subscribe to the dictates of cultural marxism want to send their children to charter schools more than ever.

No document filled with left-wing demands would be complete without a call for “Financial Support for Undocumented Students and Families.”

It looks like President Donald Trump had it right when he declared that “the Democrats don’t want to open schools in the Fall for political reasons.”

This document should make Americans eternally grateful for the 2018 Janus decision in which the Supreme Court ruled that “public employees will no longer be required to pay involuntary agency fees to special-interest groups.” Nothing epitomizes the phrase “special-interest group” like a teachers union, which uses those agency fees to fund far-left groups such as the Center for American Progress and Media Matters.

The release of the UTLA demands comes just weeks before school is set to resume in Los Angeles on Aug. 18.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has made it clear to the nation’s governors that at the beginning of the next school year, “School must reopen, they must be fully operational.” For the most part, she is right. Schools should reopen in the fall.

However, in a place like Los Angeles, where advancing a political agenda is more important to the teachers than educating the next generation, parents should seriously consider homeschooling or sending their children to a charter or private school. Only then will liberal activists moonlighting as teachers in Los Angeles and other parts of the country get the message that many Americans do not support the push among some schools to reject “objectivity” in favor of indoctrinating America’s students with left-wing propaganda.

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Principal Tells Teen To Cover Up The “Inappropriate” Shirt She Wore To “America Day”


Reported By Alice Edwards | Updated July 4, 2020

URL of the originating web site: https://america.awm.com/principal-tells-teen-to-cover-up-the-inappropriate-shirt-she-wore-to-america-day-2-2/

Young women can’t seem to catch a break in high school these days. If they show any skin, they’re going to be sent home for violating the dress code. But fourteen-year-old freshman Ciretta MacKenzie found herself violating the dress code for wearing a T-shirt just like any other – except her school did not like the pro-Trump message written across the front.

As a result, the principal of Epping High School ordered MacKenzie to cover up the political shirt or go home as punishment. The teenager was upset that she was not allowed to express her support of the current president and was stunned that she was given the ultimatum that could ultimately affect her performance in school.

“I don’t understand why I was dress coded. There’s no reason. I was supporting my president. What is wrong with that?”

Because MacKenzie felt that she had every right to wear the political shirt despite what people felt. However, Principal Brian Ernest felt that her “Make America Great Again” shirt was inappropriate. And he used the opportunity to lecture her on what he felt that way about Trump and his policies.

“He gave me a speech saying how we can’t mix church and state within the school and how President Trump is very controversial.”

However, MacKenzie had worn the shirt to school only because it was celebrating “America Day.” Students were encouraged to wear patriotic clothing, and the fourteen-year-old freshman felt that nothing was more patriotic than supporting the president.

The principal said that he was telling her to cover up her Trump shirt because he didn’t want her to be harassed.

“After I covered up because I was kind of ashamed, kids who don’t support Trump, some of them were, like, ‘You get what you deserve. Shouldn’t be wearing,’” she said.

Because the principal singled her out because of her love for Trump, she felt that others were taking notice of her when they otherwise wouldn’t have. Other students kept talking to her about the Trump shirt and picked on her for wearing it to school because it was very unpopular.

“I wish he told me, ‘You are wearing a Trump shirt, he is controversial, I’m not going tell you to cover it up, but if you do have any harassment or anything, just come to me, and I’ll handle it.’ I wish that was how he handled it. I think he took the easy way out.”

Because the teen felt that the school mishandled the situation, she wants to speak to administrators. She also planned to attend a school board meeting to speak out against the policy that she felt squelched her freedom of speech.

Since MacKenzie fought back, the school district superintendent has written a letter indicating that the incident is being investigated. Meanwhile, the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire has submitted a request for more information because they don’t stand for violations of the US Constitution.

Oakland Abolishes School Police Department


Reported by JOEL B. POLLAK | 

URL of the originating web site: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/25/oakland-abolishes-school-police-department/

Abolish the police Oakland (Philip Pachedo / AFP / Getty)

The decision came a day after the Los Angeles Unified School District board could not agree on a similar proposal. It follows nationwide demands from activists, including many Democrats, to defund or abolish the police.

The San Jose Mercury News reported:

In an unanimous vote, the board passed the “George Floyd Resolution to Eliminate Oakland Schools Police Department.” The annual $2.5 million spent on the 10 sworn officers and police administrators is instead expected to be redirected toward other student support services and restorative justice efforts.

Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell has from August until Dec. 31 to build a new alternative safety plan, which will include input from a committee of community members and other stakeholders.

Of the nearly 30 speakers who addressed the board Wednesday, all were in favor of the elimination of the police force. Some spoke about how black and brown students can feel dehumanized, disrespected and generally not safe with having police on campus. Others urged the board to set an example for the nation in their act of removing police.

The organization Black Organizing Project helped craft and bring the resolution to the board. Jessica Black, its organizing director, addressed the board about the importance of the resolution and her organization’s fight for the last 10 year[s] to remove the police from schools.

Meanwhile, across the bay in San Francisco, the board voted to sever ties with the local police department. Police provide protection for schools against gang violence in the hallways and mass shooting events.

Polls show that Americans overwhelmingly disagree with the idea of defunding or abolishing the police, though some surveys show a majority of Democrats favor the idea.

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Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). His new book, RED NOVEMBER, is available for pre-order. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoons by A.F. Branco


A.F. Branco Cartoon – Viva la Revolucion

All speech must be deemed okay through the prism of the left-wing mob or endure their wrath.

Mob Rule In UniversitiesPolitical cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2020.
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A.F. Branco has taken his two greatest passions, (art and politics) and translated them into the cartoons that have been popular all over the country, in various news outlets including “Fox News”, MSNBC, CBS, ABC and “The Washington Post.” He has been recognized by such personalities as Dinesh D’Souza, James Woods, Sarah Palin, Larry Elder, Lars Larson, Rush Limbaugh, and has had his toons tweeted by President Trump.

Oklahoma State Coach Mike Gundy Targeted by Furious Cancel Campaign for Wearing OANN Shirt


Reported by  | June 15, 2020

A picture of Gundy wearing a shirt associated with One America News Network surfaced online Monday morning. OANN is a conservative-leaning TV channel known for infuriating the left, with mainstream media operatives continually pressing to de-platform it from White House Press Briefings.


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Mike Gundy went fishing on Lake Texoma donning an OAN t-shirt

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I will not stand for this.. This is completely insensitive to everything going on in society, and it’s unacceptable. I will not be doing anything with Oklahoma State until things CHANGE. https://twitter.com/kyle__boone/status/1272553163766317061 

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Burns Hagis, the University President, immediately caved to the thought-policing mob, claiming that the university community “wouldn’t stand for the insensitive behavior” of wearing an OANN shirt.

 


Burns Hargis@burnshargis

I hear and respect the concerns expressed by our Black student-athletes. This is a time for unity of purpose to confront racial inequities and injustice. We will not tolerate insensitive behavior by anyone at Oklahoma State.

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Sports, one of the few cultural practices that formerly united the American people, no can no longer continue in large part due to the political animosity the left possess towards any nominal conservative-leaning individual associated with it.

Gundy has been the football coach of Oklahoma State for 15 years, and has been thought of as a historic figure for the school’s football program. Now, he will likely be fired for wearing a t-shirt associated with a conservative news network in his free time.

College football no longer deserves your attention or your respect.

VIDEO: Indiana Teacher Claims She Was Fired for Exposing Left-Wing ‘Social Emotional Learning’ Scheme


Posted by | February 23, 2020

An Indiana teacher released a viral video this week giving riveting testimony about her dismissal from a public school because of her activism efforts against left-wing educational schemes.

“My name is Jennifer, and I am a public school teacher who is also the founder of Purple for Parents Indiana,” she said. “I started Purple for Parents here to expose the truth about Red for Ed, the NEA and the radical agenda behind it.”

She believes that the National Education Association (NEA) is involved in a scheme to not only elect Democrats, but also indoctrinate and brainwash young minds through a sneaky overhaul of the curriculum in public schools.

“One of these hot topic issues is a push to change school culture through social emotional learning programs,” she explained.
“My school is currently in the third year of its SEL program called ‘Leader in Me.’ It is used to educate what they call the whole child through language manipulation, role playing, and influence of morals and values. As a teacher and a parent, I find this program to be very disturbing because these things should be taught by parents,” she said.

Jennifer said she was fired last Friday from her school as a result of exposing this agenda, based on a Facebook post she made the previous Monday exposing the agenda. Jennifer said that the school claimed she was “making them look bad” and being “untruthful” with her post.

“I want everyone to know that everything that I said was the truth. I believe parents should be aware of what’s going on, and my concern is truly because I care about children and parental rights,” she said.

Jennifer’s main concern with the SEL program is that it is being administered without parental consent, and parents have no ability to opt their children out.

“After being fired for speaking the truth, I immediately realized I can no longer trust the school to care fairly for my daughter, and I immediately unenrolled her,” she said. “I am deeply worried about what is going on in the public schools, and the measures that they will take to silence the truth.”

Jennifer had to choke back tears in the video when recalling how she was fired without being able to say goodbye to the students she cared for so much.

“I am an extremely hard-worker who is always kind and professional. It hurts me that I had to leave without saying goodbye to my students, and I have no idea what reason they will give for my absence,” she said.

Jennifer urged people to share her video to help raise awareness of what is going on in the school system, as leftists become more bold in their exploitation of the youth.

Her entire video address can be seen here:

IF VIDEO DOES NOT APPEAR, HERE IS THE URL: https://youtu.be/IGFOrQhTmVg

Educational experts refer to SEL programs as “government-sponsored personality manipulation” and note how they cannot be tested for effectiveness due to their total subjectivity. While Education Secretary Betsy Devos claims that Common Core is dead, the underlying principles behind the standards remain firmly in place. Exposing the agenda can have serious consequences.

Parents Outraged After Baltimore County Teacher Shows Unhinged Lesson Slide Comparing Trump to Nazism and Communism (VIDEO)


Posted by Cristina Laila |

Baltimore County, where Trump is considered a ‘Nazi’ and Democrats who release dangerous El Salvadoran MS-13 gang members into the community are considered heroes.

Parents were outraged after a Baltimore County AP [Advanced Placement] history teacher showed 16-year-old students a slide comparing President Trump to Nazism and Communism. A far-left teacher at Loch Raven High School this week pushed their radical Trump-hating agenda on to their students, and parents are furious.

Parents were afraid to speak on the record about their disapproval of the slide, out of fear of retaliation against their children, so they spoke to Fox Baltimore over the phone — ironically, this shows that it is leftists who are the real Nazis and Communists.

One parent told Fox Baltimore that the slide comparing Trump to Nazism and Communism was put up, and left up, for people to see the whole day. Another parent said in a phone interview that the topic in that class was “supposedly world leaders shunning other groups out.”

After confronted by reporters about the slide, Baltimore County Schools released a statement defending the outrageous ‘history lesson’ as something that ‘when taken out of context, could be misunderstood.’

“This lesson was not intended to make a political statement,” Baltimore County Schools said.

Baltimore County Councilman Wade Kach said he wants to know where this so-called history lesson came from.

“Is this curriculum for AP, is it a purchased curriculum? Is it one that our school system wrote? Where is it coming from?” Wade Kach said.

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Washington Democrats Push Mandatory LGBTQ-Focused Sex Ed for Kindergartners


Reported by Dr. Susan Berry | 

URL of the original posting site: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/02/01/washington-democrats-push-mandatory-lgbtq-focused-sex-ed-for-kindergartners/

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 26: A boy carries a flag during the New York City Pride March, June 26, 2016 in New York City. This year was the 46th Pride march in New York City (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Parents in the state of Washington are fighting a Democrat bill that would mandate LGBTQ-focused sex ed for children, including kindergartners.

Democrats in the State House are pushing House Bill 2184, a measure that would mandate “comprehensive sexual health education” by the year 2022.

Informed Parents of Washington, a group that describes itself as “a coalition of parents dedicated to fighting Comprehensive Sexxx [sic] Education in our schools and legislation that imposes upon parental rights,” is warning parents about the dangers of the legislation.

The Democrat narrative behind the legislation is that such a bill would establish “equity,” i.e., equal access to sexual health information, especially with regard to the topics of “affirmative consent” and the needs of LGBTQ students.

A work group composed of 16 women that reviewed K–12 sex ed provisions in the state concluded in its final report that “members agree all students would benefit from K–12 comprehensive sexual health education.”

The conclusion, however, was reached after the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) conducted a survey about the issue and received more than 10,000 responses, nearly three-fourths of which came from females. Ironically, the work group found 58 percent of survey respondents said comprehensive sexual health education (CSHE) should not be required in grades K–12, and 42 percent said that it should be required.

Nevertheless, the work group stated:

The Sexual Health Education Workgroup agreed that all students in Washington’s public schools should have access to comprehensive sexual health education (CSHE) in grades K–12. Mandating CSHE is an issue of equity and would help to ensure all students across the state receive quality, evidence-informed instruction, regardless of who they are or where they live. The Workgroup found that several groups are often excluded from relevant, inclusive instruction, including students in out of home care, students with disabilities, students who identify as LGBTQ+, and English learners, among others.

The website of Washington Rep. Michelle Caldier (R) provides a radio report with John Sattgast in Olympia about the bill.

“When I looked at the curriculum, I’d be happy to read some of this stuff, but I will tell you I know that the chair would gavel me because it is completely inappropriate for me to say here,” Caldier said about the proposed mandated sex ed curriculum. “And I think that if it is inappropriate for me to say on the dais, I don’t think that’s something that I would want to teach a kindergartner.”

Sattgast observed that 97 people signed up to testify, yet only 16 were permitted to do so within the time limit.

Though the bill to mandate comprehensive sex ed died in the last legislative session, the current bill is equally as controversial, stated Washington conservative radio host Jason Rantz of The Jason Rantz Show on AM 770 KTTH.

“And it’s fueled less about meeting the sexual needs of young kids (these needs don’t exist), than it is about pushing a very specific social justice agenda on gender identity for all classrooms,” he stated.

According to the Democrats’ proposal, called “Rights, Respect, Responsibility: A K-12 Curriculum” (3Rs), kindergartners would learn about the proper names for body parts, but only after a “note on language” clarifies that biology is subservient to gender identity.

“You will notice that this lesson refers to ‘girls’ and ‘boys’ and ‘male’ and ‘female’ when identifying body parts,” states the note to teachers. “Lessons in higher grades use more precise language and begin to introduce a broader concept of gender.”

With the aid of a PowerPoint presentation, teachers are instructed to tell the young children:

Most girls have a vulva, which is the name for the area between the legs. The vulva describes the whole area including the small hole where urine or pee comes out called the opening to the urethra, the hole below that, which is a little bigger and is called the vagina that is used when a female has a baby, and the hole below that where a bowel movement, or poop, comes out called the anus. So a person with a vulva has three holes between their legs and a very sensitive little area at the top called the clitoris.
Most boys have a penis between their legs which they use to urinate or ‘pee.’ Some boys have a foreskin, which is a piece of skin that covers the end of the penis and some boys do not. A boy also has a hole where a bowel movement, or poop, leaves the body called an anus, just like a girl.

In the proposal, first graders would begin to learn about gender roles. Teachers are instructed to read My Princess Boy prior to the lesson and then ask the children:

“Does the job a person has, or what they wear mean the person is a man or woman?” (No) “Do the activities someone likes to do for fun or what they wear mean they are a boy or a girl?” (No)
Close the lesson by asking “How could you support others in trying new things and participating in activities that some people may sometimes say are only for boys or only for girls?” Ask for volunteers to offer strategies. (Some responses might include: tell them that you think it’s great; tell them that they shouldn’t listen to what other people think; tell them that you will do it with them; tell them that there is no such thing as girl activities and boy activities, etc.)

In the Democrats’ proposal, sixth graders would learn “language … that seems less familiar – using the pronoun ‘they’ instead of ‘her’ or him,’ using gender neutral names in scenarios and role-plays and referring to ‘someone with a vulva’ vs. a girl or woman.”

“This is intended to make the curriculum inclusive of all genders and gender identities,” states the proposal.

Informed Parents of Washington noted as well what the “3Rs” curriculum will teach 15-year-olds about “sexting”: “Sexting is here to stay folks. The real issue is consent. If you think about it like that, then sexting is just another aspect of normal sexual behavior.”

“That’s what The 3Rs curriculum wants to tell your 15-year-old, using a video the IT will have to unblock so it can be shown,” the parents’ coalition posted to Facebook.

“Then they’ll discuss scenarios that make sexting seem like the norm,” the parents add. “For homework kids go out and share their newfound knowledge with at least four friends. Though they do tell students that naked photos of kids under 18 is illegal, if they were serious about discouraging kids from sexting they would take a different, more serious approach.”

Poll: 47% of Young Democrats Prefer Other Countries over America


Written by Alana Mastrangelo | 

URL of the original posting site: https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/01/14/poll-47-of-young-democrats-prefer-other-countries-over-america/

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – JUNE 18: An anti-Trump protester makes a sign during a protest against President Donald Trump outside a rally where Trump officially launched his re-election campaign on June 18, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images) 

A shocking new poll has discovered that 47 percent of young Democrats believe that other countries are better than the United States. Moreover, many young Americans admit that they wouldn’t mind other countries becoming as militarily powerful as the United States.

Slightly more than one third — 36 percent — of Americans 18 to 29 say that other countries are better than the United States, according to a recent poll released by Pew Research.

Among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents under the age of 30, nearly half, 47 percent, say that there are other countries that are better than the U.S. Meanwhile, just 20 percent of Democrats age 50 and over agree with this sentiment.

“Democrats have become more likely to say there are other countries that are better than the U.S.,”says Pew Research. “In telephone surveys, the share of Democrats saying this is higher than at any point since the question was first asked by Pew Research Center in 2011, and there has been a corresponding decline in the share saying the U.S. stands above other nations.” This poll demonstrates the dramatic shift in the Democrat party’s base, and the potential schism between traditional Democrat voters and young and woke progressives.

The study also noted that young Americans are “more likely to say it would be acceptable if another country became as militarily powerful as the U.S.”

According to Pew Research, a majority of adults — 61 percent — say that the United States should maintain its status as a military superpower, but that more than half — 55 percent — of Democrats under the age of 30 admit that they would find it acceptable if other nations became as militarily powerful as the United States.

Among young Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, these numbers are significantly lower, as just 19 percent of adults under the age of 30 agree with their young Democrat counterparts with regards to the idea that other countries are superior to the United States.

Among Republicans ages 50 and older, only 4 percent share agree with this sentiment.

The report added that while a majority of Republicans say that the Untied States should try to maintain its status as a military superpower, 38 percent of Republicans under the age of 30 say that it would be acceptable if another country became as militarily powerful as the U.S.

You can follow Alana Mastrangelo on Twitter at @ARmastrangelo, and on Instagram.

Top 10 Craziest Attacks on Campus Conservatives of 2019


Written by Alana Mastrangelo | 

URL of the original posting site: https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/01/01/top-10-craziest-attacks-on-campus-conservatives-of-2019/

UC Berkeley Assault TPUSA / screencap

Conservative students are relentlessly harassed and assaulted on college campuses around the country, as documented by Breitbart News in the last few years. 2019 saw an increase in assaults against conservative students carried out by leftists. Take a look at some of 2019’s wildest attacks perpetrated by leftists on college campuses.

10. “You’re going to end up fucking dead” shouts a Sacramento State leftist at a black conservative student after appearing to strike him on video.

An alleged leftist and LGBT activist at California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State) appeared to assault a black conservative student on video in December, before shouting, “you’re going to end up fucking dead.”

9. UT Austin leftists threaten to dox students for joining conservative student groups on campus.

Leftists at the University of Texas at Austin — who have doxed conservative students in the past — threatened to dox incoming freshmen students in June, claiming that they would release the students’ personal information if they were caught joining conservative groups on campus — namely the Young Conservatives of Texas and Turning Point USA.

8. Mob of leftist students surrounded and harassed conservative students at Binghamton University. Leftist protesters then shut down an event hosted by the conservative students days later.

A mob of leftist students at Binghamton University surrounded and harassed conservative students in November. “Look at you shaking, you little bitch,” shouted one leftist. Days later, leftist protesters crashed the conservative students’ event featuring economist Arthur Laffer, causing the event to immediately be shut down. Two protesters were arrested. All incidents were caught in a series of disturbing videos. Binghamton University did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

7. Man arrested after attempting to chain the doors to a University of Washington conservative event.

A man was arrested in June after attempting to chain the doors to a College Republicans event in a classroom at the University of Washington. The move, which appeared to be an attempt to lock the conservatives inside the classroom, failed as the speaker’s personal security members and students forced the doors open. The man acted after an Antifa call to action to disrupt the event.

6. Chico State protester takes sign from a conservative student and strikes him in the face with it.

In November, a student protester at California State University, Chico shouted expletives at the school’s College Republican’s chapter president, before taking his sign and striking him in the face with it. The incident was caught on video.

5. Students assault pro-life activists at both UNC-Chapel Hill and the University of Wisconsin-Madison in two separate incidents caught on video.

A student allegedly assaulted a pro-life activist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill after seeing pro-life signage depicting aborted children. In a separate but similar incident at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a woman was caught on video assaulting a pro-life activist, and spray painting one of his signs.

4. North Carolina State University student sprays paint into the face of Rep. Dan Bishop’s son.

An alleged member of NC State’s Young Democratic Socialists of America club sprayed paint into the face of Jack Bishop — the son of Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC) and a member of the school’s Turning Point USA club — while spray painting over a message promoting the conservative student group’s upcoming event in November.

3. Three students arrested at Tulane University after setting fire to Turning Point USA chapter president’s dorm room door.

Three individuals were arrested for aggravated arson after allegedly setting a dorm room door on fire in March at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. One of the students living in the targeted dorm room was the president of Tulane’s Turning Point USA chapter, and had recently been “doxed” by leftists seeking to “expose” members of the conservative student group, as well as Young American for Liberty.

2. Police investigate “bias incident” at South Seattle College after Turning Point USA chapter president was stalked by a man in an SUV.

Police investigated a hit and run accident that they considered a “bias incident” in April, after a man allegedly followed the president of the South Seattle College Turning Point USA student group with his vehicle as she walked to her car. The incident — which occurred following an argument between the two individuals over TPUSA signage — resulted in the conservative student calling 911 after the man struck another vehicle while circling her with his SUV.

1. Conservative activist Hayden Williams punched in the face at UC Berkeley.

Hayden Williams, a field representative from the Leadership Institute, was punched in the face at the University of California, Berkeley in February while recruiting conservative students. The incident — which was caught on video — is said to be the catalyst for prompting President Donald Trump to sign an executive order in March requiring colleges and universities to uphold the First Amendment on campus if they want to receive federal funding.

You can follow Alana Mastrangelo on Twitter at @ARmastrangelo, and on Instagram.

Rap Sheet: 117 Acts of Violence and Harassment Against Conservatives on Campus


Written by Alana Mastrangelo | 

URL of the original posting site: https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/11/28/rap-sheet-117-acts-of-violence-and-harassment-against-conservatives-on-campus/

MAGA Make America Great Again hat burning at Berkeley (Elijah Nouvelage / Getty)

Since 2016, there have been over 100 acts of reported violence and harassment perpetrated against conservatives on college campuses. Within the last few months, scores of additional instances of violence and harassment have been reported bringing the current total to 117 incidents. Whether perpetrated by students or school faculty, instances of violence or threats against conservative students — and sometimes even conservative professors — are becoming commonplace on America’s college campuses. This trend is also expanding to the high school level.

Here is a list of incidents of violence and threats made against conservatives on campus, or made by leftists in academia, that have been reported within just the last few months.

November 22, 2019: Chico State protester takes sign from conservative student and strikes him in the face with it

November 19, 2019: Leftist protesters shut down Art Laffer speech at Binghamton University

November 18, 2019: Mob of leftist students surround and harass members of College Republicans and Turning Point USA at Binghamton University

November 13, 2019: North Carolina State University student sprays paint into the face of Rep. Dan Bishop’s son Jack Bishop while spray painting over a Turning Point USA display.

November 8, 2019: University of Florida students demand impeachment of student body president over Donald Trump Jr. visit to campus

November 6, 2019: North Carolina State teaching assistant compares conservatism to “white supremacy”

November 1, 2019: Pacific Lutheran professor Troy Storfjell: “I have no problem” with Antifa violence

October 31, 2019: University of Michigan student dismantles entire Turning Point USA recruiting table and steals all of the group’s supplies — even the cookies and hot chocolate

October 30, 2019: University of California Riverside student destroys conservative group’s sign promoting Second Amendment

October 22, 2019: “I Hope You Die:” University of New Hampshire students destroy Turning Point USA display

October 21, 2019: University of Minnesota Duluth student admits to tearing down Turning Point USA posters

October 18, 2019: Leftist students steal Michigan State pro-life display

October 16, 2019: Man steals Turning Point USA signs at UNLV and punches them into a trash can

October 11, 2019: Student covers University of Wisconsin college GOP office with accusations of racism

October 4, 2019: Student arrested for attacking conservatives on University of Nevada, Reno campus

October 4, 2019: Georgia Tech students call for university president’s firing over Kavanaugh support

September 30, 2019: University of Minnesota College Republicans’ mural vandalized for a fourth straight year

September 24, 2019: Colorado State University president compares Turning Point USA to blackface and swastikas

September 23, 2019: University of Maryland students act as “Free Speech Zone” enforcers by stealing conservative signage and running away

September 23, 2019: Clown shuts down Georgetown College Republicans event

September 19, 2019: Man arrested for bomb threat at a pro-life event at Rochester Community and Technical College

September 19, 2019: Conservative students harassed at Irvine Valley College by students, as well as adults who appear to be professors

September 12, 2019: University of Maryland official accuses conservative activists of “trespassing”

September 10, 2019: Jones County Junior College faces lawsuit after threatening students with arrest for exercising their First Amendment rights on campus

September 9, 2019: University of Wisconsin official tells a conservative student to move or police will be called

September 4, 2019: College of Charleston professor celebrates the death of political opponents

August 22, 2019: University of Kentucky staffers mock and slow-walk application for conservative club on campus

August 19, 2019: University of Houston student leader apologizes after defending free speech amid calls for his removal

August 16, 2019: NC State Vice Chancellor Mike Mullen resigns after calling GOP “Neo-Nazis” and “KKK,” but remains a professor

August 15, 2019: University of Texas instructor Alex Wild says Trump and his supporters are Nazis

July 23, 2019: Ole Miss professor James Thomas compares pro-Trump teenagers to Hitler Youth

July 15, 2019: UC Santa Barbara teaching assistant under fire for saying men are not women

July 11, 2019: Woman assaults pro-life activist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

July 9, 2019: Conservative student assaulted at Bentley University while promoting Tomi Lahren event

July 9, 2019: Colorado State professor Oi Yan Poon: “I’m ready to punch” political opponents “in the neck”

July 4, 2019: University of Florida student says he was attacked for MAGA hat on the 4th of July

June 23, 2019: Leftists at the University of Texas at Austin threaten to dox students for joining conservative groups on campus

June 20, 2019: Whatcom Community College student destroys pro-life display, “because I disagree”

June 11, 2019: the University of Illinois faces a lawsuit for allegedly installing a campus “Speech Police” system

June 10, 2019: Students at Georgia Gwinnett College want legal immigrant professor fired for criticizing illegal immigration

June 7, 2019: Man arrested after attempting to chain the doors to University of Washington conservative event

June 5, 2019: Rap sheet: 76 additional acts of violence and harassment against conservatives on campus that have been reported since 2016

This list will be updated as needed. Back-filling it will be an ongoing project. Please contact Breitbart News with any updates or incidents you think deserve to be added to this list.

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After Years of Common Core, Betsy DeVos Announces ‘Devastating’ Results


Posted By Jared Harris | Published October 31, 2019 at 3:55pm

URL of the original posting site: https://www.westernjournal.com/years-common-core-betsy-devos-announces-devastating-results/

Years after Common Core made its debut in many state education systems, the disastrous long-term results of the program are finally being seen. The revelation came as part of the Department of Education’s 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress report.

“Every American family needs to open The Nation’s Report Card this year and think about what it means for their child and for our country’s future,” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said in a media release. “The results are, frankly, devastating.”

“This country is in a student achievement crisis, and over the past decade it has continued to worsen, especially for our most vulnerable students,” she added.

The NAEP is a test administered in alternating years to students in the fourth and eighth grades. The government-mandated assessment covers both math and reading proficiency. The students’ reading assessment paints a grim picture of educational readiness, with tested fourth and eighth graders failing to best the previous test’s results. This year’s results were only marginally better than those from 1992.

The mathematics scores show the most damning results — an upward trend until the year 2015, when the momentum seemed to grind to a halt. Although there were double-digit gains since the ’90s, fourth graders only managed to score a single point above their previous tests. Eighth graders failed to meet that low standard, sinking below their predecessors from two years before.

“This must be America’s wake-up call,” DeVos said. “We cannot abide these poor results any longer. We can neither excuse them away nor simply throw more money at the problem.”

The dip doesn’t seem to be without cause, either. By 2015, most states had implemented some form of Common Core standards, according to the Association for Supervision and Curriculum DevelopmentStudies have linked Common Core to declining test scores and generally poor student performance.

This failure in U.S. schools comes at a time when Chinese students appear to be blowing American children out of the water. Results from the Program for International Student Assessment, which tests students internationally on their proficiency in math, science and reading, show that China ranks a full 21 spots ahead of the United States.

The 21st century needs to remain an American century. Letting the Chinese take the global lead would have disastrous results across the world. If we expect our future engineers, scientists, and mathematicians to compete in an increasingly globalized world, it’s clear that Common Core needs to be abandoned.

Students Forced to “Apologize” for Being White & Christian


Written By: Alex Newman | Published : August 28, 2017

Amid a public uproar at a North Carolina school board meeting over far-left “equity training” for government-school teachers, allegations were made by furious parents that a teacher forced white and Christian students to stand up in class and apologize for their “privilege.”

According to local parent Farren Wilkinson, who testified at the Rockingham School Board on May 8, a teacher in the district, later identified as Tarsha Clarke, bullied and publicly humiliated students in her class.

“I just want to share light on a situation that happened at Western Rockingham Middle School where a teacher caused some of her students to stand up and apologize to other students based on their unequal opportunities of education,” said the mom.

Other parents quoted in media reports said white children were forced to apologize in front of the class for their “white privilege.”

“So I would like to know how our schools can allow an educator to humiliate, bully and degrade students,” Wilkinson added, noting the obvious fact that “children are not responsible or accountable for any inequalities that are believed to be present within the school system.”

“This is not a matter of race but a matter of a teacher using fear and the embarrassment of children to satisfy her own personal anger or beliefs,” continued Wilkinson.

“The actions of this educator do not provide safe, nurturing, dynamic, and integrative learning,” Wilkinson said after referring to the school district’s Orwellian mission statement.

Outraged parents who called the school were apparently informed by administrators that the scandal had been “taken care of,” Wilkinson said. “But how was it taken care of? What did happen? What was her training? What were the consequences for her actions?”

She also noted that scandals such as this one is why parents were seeking a way out of government schools and why enrollment in government schools continues to decline. “They’ve lost faith in the public school system,” Wilkinson said, drawing loud applause from attendees at the meeting.

After Wilkinson’s testimony, another parent, Robert Jeremy, who said he had a 9-year-old son, expressed outrage to the school board because of the racism, bigotry, and hate expressed by the teacher against the young child based on his “race,” Christian views, and heterosexuality.

“When did it become a good idea to attack a child at a school because they were white, or they were black, or they were straight, or they were Christian?” asked the outraged dad. “Or because they believed in something moral that they were taught at home?”

“You see I teach my child and my two older daughters family values, Christian values,” he continued. “I teach not to judge somebody by the color of their skin but by the color of their heart. And my child will not be insulted, reprimanded, corrected because he has a good moral fiber.”

The scandal, first reported by the American Lens before being picked up more widely, comes as parents and taxpayers nationwide become increasingly outraged over the racist indoctrination being pushed on children in government schools.

In a false statement riddled with spelling and grammar errors, school officials essentially accused the outraged parents of lying. “In regard to your additional requests, I can not [sic] speak on any individual, however any allegations brought to our attention are investigated thoroughly and proper disciplinary action is taken if needed,” said Stephanie Wray, principal at the school involved. “Again, I can not speak regarding specific individuals due to personnel law, however the particular incident you asked about was unfounded to happen at our school.”

U.S. Parents Involved in Education (USPIE), a non-profit grassroots organization of parents, released a statement slamming the broader environment.

“This story is an example of a teacher clearly acting contradictory to the interests of the parents, apparently with support of the school leadership,” said Michigan PIE Chapter President Melanie Kurdys, who is also a member of the USPIE Rapid Response Team. “We support the teaching profession, but we are concerned that teacher preparation programs, conferences and selected curriculum condone and encourage a particular political ideology.”

“It appears some teachers believe they are empowered to indoctrinate children by whatever means necessary,” Kurdys continued. “Our public schools should focus on teaching academics free of political bias. If public school leadership does not respond quickly and engage parents of all perspectives, enrollment will continue to decline. Parents will not allow their children to be bullied by the very people entrusted to educate them. USPIE stands with parents and all public school employees who fight back to protect our children.”

Far from being an isolated phenomenon, this sort of hate, extremism, and indoctrination of children in the classroom is occurring across America. Parents must protect their children from it.

LGBT-Activist Official: Drag Queen Story Hour Protesters Hold ‘White Supremacist Beliefs’


Reported by Dr. Susan Berry | 

URL of the original posting site: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/03/lgbt-activist-official-drag-queen-story-hour-protesters-hold-white-supremacist-beliefs/

Drag queen Scalene Onixxx (R) gestures seated beside Athena Kills while reading during Drag Queen Story Hour at Cellar Door Books in Riverside, California on June 22, 2019. – Athena and Scalene, their long blonde hair flowing down to their sequined leotards and rainbow dresses, are reading to around 15 …FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

A battle over a Drag Queen Story Hour event in Chula Vista, California, has intensified as an LGBT-activist member of the city council accused pro-family protesters of the events of holding “white supremacist beliefs.”

As CBS8 reported, Steve Padilla, an openly gay, LGBT-activist Chula Vista councilmember, posted to Facebook that Drag Queen Story Hour protesters, such as pro-family group MassResistance, hold “white supremacist beliefs.”

Padilla voiced his support for the events, one of which has been scheduled by the Chula Vista Public Library later in the month, with a statement on his Facebook page:

I am disappointed that some voices both from inside and outside our community have chosen to use the upcoming Drag Queen Storytime as an opportunity to perpetuate long discredited false and discriminatory narratives targeting the LGBTQ+ community in the name of protecting children. This is wrong and must be called out for what it is – the spreading of ignorance, fear, and hate. Much of this fearmongering is being organized by the local chapter of a nationally known hate-group which promotes not just anti-LGBTQ beliefs, but also anti-immigrant and white supremacist beliefs. These ideas and tactics do not reflect the community I love and serve.

Pro-family protesters rallied Thursday in front of the main branch of the public library in Chula Vista to condemn the Drag Queen Story Hour scheduled on September 10. The library advertised the event as one that would encourage “reading, learning & inclusivity” among young children and “celebrate our wonderfully diverse community with stories, crafts and dancing.”

“Drag Queen Story Hour is not innocent fun to celebrate play while teaching diversity and tolerance,” said Arthur Schaper of pro-family group MassResistance, reported CBS8. “If adult entertainers engage in those behaviors, they can do so freely in their nightclubs and cabarets but not around children.”

NBC7 reported many parents have been alerting others online, urging them to call upon the library to put an end to the event.

Amado Huizar, a father of four and pastor in Chula Vista, said he is concerned about how the drag queen reading event influences children, especially regarding “the sexual innuendo.”

NBC7 interviewed drag queen performer “Strawberry Corn Cakes” about whether the reading event is about sexuality.

“Not at all. Not all,” the drag queen replied. “Especially not with kids. Come on now.”

“It’s unfortunate that people aren’t agreeing with it in when it’s all about fun,” Strawberry Corn Cakes said.

However, last fall one drag queen admitted the story hours for young children are not just about fun. Dylan Pontiff, a gay man who uses the name Santana Pilar Andrews when dressed in drag, helped organize a story hour for Louisiana preschoolers. He said the event’s purpose is “the grooming of the next generation.”

“I’m here to let you know that this event is something that’s going to be very beautiful and for the children and the people that supported are going to realize that this is going to be the grooming of the next generation,” Pontiff told the Lafayette City-Parish Council. “We are trying to groom the next generation to not see the way that they just did.”

LGBTQ activists countered the protesters at the rally, with several officers from the Chula Vista Police Department on hand to keep the crowd in check.

“The Drag Queen Story Hour helps teach them about the acceptance of all,” said Dennis Nicely of LGBT-activist group PFLAG.

Other activists said the event promotes tolerance and diversity.

“We are here to represent community values, which are inclusiveness and acceptance, love and diversity,” said Irina Sagade. “These are values of a public space.”

An announcement by the library posted to Facebook said the scheduled Drag Queen Story Hour event was “in celebration of the city of Chula Vista’s proclamation of September 14, 2019 as LGBTQ Day.”

“We strongly believe that libraries are a clear reflection of the community they serve,” the public library continued. “We aim to foster an environment that encourages reading, learning & inclusivity, celebrate our wonderfully diverse community with stories, crafts and dancing on 09/10/2019.”

On Sunday, the library announced the location of the Drag Queen Story Hour would be changed from the Otay Ranch Library to the Chula Vista Civic Center:

“More space needed to accommodate expected attendance,” read a news release.

“The Chula Vista Public Library welcomes everyone, and programming at the City’s three libraries includes and reflects the diverse communities the libraries serve,” the release continued. “Hosting drag queens to read and relate with children promotes reading and literacy and sends a positive message of acceptance and tolerance.”

The library stated the drag queen event was “sponsored in partnership with San Diego Pride and South Bay Alliance.”

Caroline (Cara) Dessert, Esq., CEO of the San Diego LGBT Community Center, said in a statement the Drag Queen Story Hour promotes “literacy,” among other things:

Drag Queen Story Hour provides a fun and engaging way to promote literacy and to help young people understand the value of diversity and acceptance. These types of events also offer us a chance to appreciate individuality and combat harmful gender stereotypes. With that in mind, it [sic] easy to understand the reasons that American Library Association is supporting Drag Queen Story Hours as an effective way to add inclusive, diverse, and more equitable programming at public libraries.

The left-wing American Library Association (ALA) encourages Drag Queen Story Hour events and is supporting those libraries experiencing “pushback” from their communities.

“ALA, through its actions and those of its members, is instrumental in creating a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive society,” the organization states. “This includes a commitment to combating marginalization and underrepresentation within the communities served by libraries through increased understanding of the effects of historical exclusion.”

Concerns about safety at the Drag Queen Story Hour events made headlines recently when Houston MassResistance discovered drag queen Alberto Garza, who uses the name Tatiana Mala-Nina when reading to young children, had been convicted in 2008 of sexually assaulting an eight-year-old boy. The Houston library system had failed to perform a background check on Garza or any of the other drag queens appearing in its programs.

Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon, also faced backlash when it was found the library system had quietly removed from social media photos of the Drag Queen Story Hour that took place at one of its libraries during which young children were lying on top of the drag queens and fondling their false breasts.

According to the Drag Queen Story Hour website, the aim of the event is to present gender fluidity as a positive quality children should accept and even emulate:

Drag Queen Story Hour captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity in childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In spaces like this, kids are able to see people who defy rigid gender restrictions and imagine a world where people can present as they wish, and where dress-up is real.

However, a special education teacher protesting the Chula Vista drag queen event carried a sign that read, “Stop perversion of children.”

“It’s horrible what’s happening to America,” she lamented, CBS8 reported. “It’s horrible what’s happening to San Diego.”

“Wake up, America, wake up!” she added tearfully.

FOIA Uncovers Taxpayer-Funded Islamic Propaganda Forced on Teachers


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The Thomas More Law Center, a national nonprofit public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan who discovered that taxpayer money is being used to indoctrinate teachers on Islam. The two-day course was taken by 400 Michigan teachers and not one of them challenged the lies of terrorism and Sharia Law.

The workshop was arranged by Michigan’s Novi Community Schools District and all teachers were notified that attendance was mandatory. Besides promoting Islam, the course also saw Christianity disparaged, and America bashed. All at taxpayer expense.

These workshops are becoming more common every day.

Via TMLC:

TMLC inspected dozens of internal school documents, including audio recordings of Essa’s presentation.

The information on Islam she provided to Novi teachers was riddled with falsehoods and errors of omission that were clearly meant to deceive.

Essa provided no truthful information on Sharia law and jihad, two of the most important aspects of Islam. All references to terrorism were dismissed as having nothing to do with Islam. White Christian males, she suggested, are more dangerous than Islamic radicals.

Essa is the face behind Culture Links LLC, a Michigan-based consultancy. She describes herself on the Culture Links website as an advocate of social justice who encourages children to “take pride in their many identities.”

But, as TMLC discovered from the Novi documents, the one identity Essa does not celebrate is that of patriotic Americans who believe in our nation’s exceptionalism.

And her message extends far beyond Novi.

Essa’s client list reveals she has been spreading her “trash America first” philosophy to colleges, universities, schools and professional educator associations throughout Michigan, California, Georgia, Texas, Florida and beyond. In Michigan alone her website lists nine school districts as clients – Oakland County Schools, Ann Arbor Schools, L’Anse Creuse Public Schools, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, Roseville Community Schools, Farmington Public Schools, Dearborn Public Schools, Birmingham Public Schools and Melvindale Public Schools.

Under the banner of promoting diversity, inclusion and a multicultural approach to education, Essa sets about comparing Islam to Christianity, calling them “mostly similar.” The one big difference, she claims, is that Islam is the world’s “only purely monotheistic religion.”

Her message was clear: The Koran is superior to the Bible. But she did not address the fact that it calls for the extermination of Christian and Jews.

While quick to indict America as guilty of “cultural genocide,” Essa was silent on the 1400 years of actual genocides, also known as jihads, in which Muslims wiped out Jewish tribes on the Arabian Peninsula, and slaughtered millions of Christians throughout the Middle East, North Africa and the European Continent. Referring to Islam, Winston Churchill wrote, “No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.”

Read TMLC’s entire investigative findings here.

CT Women Stand Up For Themselves Against Unfair Social Trend


Written by August 10, 2019

Female athletes in Connecticut have been losing to transwomen and instead of just rolling over and accepting it, they are standing up to this unfair practice. Lawyers have been brought in to help determine if this is discrimination.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Education announced its Office of Civil Rights (OCR) would investigate whether or not a Connecticut high school athletics policy allowing males who identify as transgender to compete in women’s sports involves discrimination against women. The office will consider whether the policy violates Title IX, which prohibits discrimination. Three concerned parents filed a complaint on behalf of their daughters, who lost competitions to males.

“Female athletes deserve to compete on a level playing field. Forcing them to compete against boys makes them spectators in their own sports, which is grossly unfair and destroys their athletic opportunities,” Christiana Holcomb, legal counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the law firm representing the parents, said in a statement.

“For that reason, we are pleased that OCR has agreed to investigate. Title IX is a federal law that was designed to eliminate discrimination against women in education and athletics, and women fought long and hard to earn the equal athletic opportunities that Title IX provides. Allowing boys to compete in girls’ sports reverses nearly 50 years of advances for women,” Holcomb added.

Teen males have been beating female track records for years in Connecticut.

Following such results, ADF asked the DOE’s OCR to open an investigation. The complaint described how one mid-level male sophomore athlete failed to advance in boy’s indoor track events in the Winter 2018 season — and then began competing in the girls’ events in the Spring 2018 outdoor track season. That student “deprived girls of opportunities to advance and participate in state-level competition” in every statewide elimination event the student competed in. That student now holds more than 10 statewide records that once belonged to 10 different girls.”

Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F. Branco


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Transgender Rights: Judge Warns Girls Have No Right to ‘Visual Bodily Privacy’


Reported by DR. SUSAN BERRY |

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A federal judge is allowing a lawsuit against transgender facilities in a school district to proceed, but warned the student-plaintiffs that, if the government allows boys who claim to be female to use the girls’ bathrooms and locker rooms, then the girls have no right to “visual bodily privacy.”

Judge Jorge Alonso of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division is allowing a lawsuit to proceed against the school district that adopted the Obama-era transgender policy permitting boys claiming to be female to use the girls’ bathrooms, showers, and locker rooms.

However, the judge informed the girls, represented by Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), that, “[s]o far, the right not to be seen unclothed by the opposite sex is not on the Supreme Court’s list.”

The judge wrote:

The crux of this suit is that defendants seek to affirm the claimed genders of students by allowing male students who claim female gender to use privacy facilities (i.e., bathrooms and locker rooms) designated for use by the female sex and female students who claim male gender to use privacy facilities designated for the male sex … District 211 adopted the policy solely to affirm the claimed genders of those students claiming a gender different from their sex at birth.

Alonso continued, saying the school district has adopted the policy of allowing all transgender students to use the restrooms, locker rooms, and showers of their choice, while it insists all other students “must use the restrooms and locker rooms designated for their sex.”

“Before adopting the policy, District 211 did not investigate the reliability of the science underlying gender-affirmation treatments,” the judge wrote. “Nor did it make any effort to understand the impacts such a policy would have on students exposed to opposite-sex, same-gendered students in locker rooms and restrooms.”

The judge acknowledged the school district’s enforcement of the transgender policy has caused the students “embarrassment, humiliation, anxiety, fear, apprehension, stress, degradation and loss of dignity.”

The students “are at continual risk of encountering (and sometimes do encounter), without their consent, members of the opposite sex while disrobing, showering, urinating, defecating and while changing tampons and feminine napkins,” he added.

Christiana Holcomb, ADF legal counsel, said, “a compassionate approach to protecting students’ privacy” is needed.

“We welcome the court’s decision to allow key claims to move forward,” she added in a statement. “The district officially authorizes opposite-sex use of school privacy facilities, and that violates Title IX. Letting boys into girls’ showers, restrooms, and locker rooms is sexual harassment. Students should be confident that their school will protect their privacy and dignity. So far, this school district has failed to do so.”

Alonso did not allow all the claims of the plaintiffs to move forward. He threw out the students’ argument made in the case that they have the right to “bodily privacy,” saying that right refers to physically being touched by others, “not visual bodily privacy.”

Additionally, the judge dismissed the students’ claim that parents’ right to direct their children’s education applies in this case. Alonso said that right refers only to parents’ choice of type of education or schooling.

As Breitbart News reported in 2016, the district opened its schools’ bathrooms to boys claiming to be female without informing parents. Later, it allowed a boy claiming to be transgender into the girls’ locker room after the Obama administration’s Department of Education threatened the district’s federal funding in the amount of $6 million. Initially, the school district arranged for a private dressing area in the girls’ locker room for the boy, but federal officials complained the arrangement stigmatized the student. Consequently, the district allowed the boy to use the girls’ locker room openly as if he were a biological girl.

The Trump administration has rescinded the Obama administration’s policy and restored Title IX to the understanding that “sex” means biological sex – male or female – rather than perceptions or beliefs about one’s gender.

Since Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, former President Barack Obama admitted his unpopular transgender policy helped to defeat Trump’s rival, Hillary Clinton.

As the College Fix reported, Tom Petersen, director of community relations for the school district, said, “The District will continue to defend our practices that affirm and support the identity of all our students.”

In a “backgrounder” on the case, ADF wrote, “If our government is powerful enough to command innocent school children to disrobe in the presence of opposite-sex classmates, then there will be little it will not be powerful enough to do.”

“The restroom policy and locker room agreement thus threaten our very liberty to live our lives in accordance with the most basic expectations of common decency, dignity, and privacy in our bodies,” the law firm added.

The case is Students and Parents for Privacy v. School Directors of Township High School District 211, No. 16 C 4945, in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division.

Wrestler Ends Career by Forfeiting to Girls, Cites Religious and Personal Beliefs


Reported By Bryan Chai | Published March 3, 2019 at 10:26pm

It’s no secret that the far left is utterly intent on blurring and destroying the lines of gender distinction. From hospitals to movies to plays to bathrooms, far leftists seem almost obsessed with destroying the very notion of man and woman. In no arena, however, is that train of thought more impactful and destructive than in the realm of sports.

No matter what leftists try to say, there is a scientific difference between men and women. In matters of strength, agility and stamina, men will typically have the advantage over women, especially in high school sports where teenagers are still growing and developing physically. Unfortunately, that pervasive line of thinking from the left only seems to continue to grow as more institutions kowtow to that insane fantasy.

And yet, there may be hope after all.

As Fox News reports, this damaging line of thinking from the far left that manhood and womanhood are somehow interchangeable hasn’t infected everyone. 18-year-old Brendan Johnston, a senior at the Classical Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, ended his high school wrestling career with some curious losses.

To be clear, there’s nothing wrong with losing in wrestling or other sports. Losing happens in life and it’s important to learn from losing, no matter what participation trophies try to argue otherwise. But in Johnston’s case, those losses might actually make the senior more impressive than if had he won those respective matches.

That’s because, according to KDVR-TV, Johnston forfeited his first round match in a Colorado state wrestling tournament to Jaslynn Gallegos, a senior at Skyview High. Fox News notes that Johnston’s “religious and personal beliefs” spurred his decisions. Johnston then effectively ended his high school wrestling career with another forfeit when he refused to wrestle Angel Rios, a junior at Valley High, in the loser’s bracket.

To put it bluntly, good for Johnston. His refusal to wrestle the girls is a breath of fresh air in a sports world where biological men are lauded for beating women.

“It’s so physical… physically close. I don’t think that’s really appropriate with a young lady. It’s also very aggressive and I’m not really, I guess, comfortable with that,” Johnston told KDVR.

“And I guess the physical aggression, too,” Johnston told the Denver Post. “I don’t want to treat a young lady like that on the mat. Or off the mat. And not to disrespect the heart or the effort that she’s put in. That’s not what I want to do, either.”

“My coach always says, ‘Wrestling is what we do, not who we are,’ and that’s something I’ve taken to heart,” Johnston said to KDVR. “The decision I made was important to me, enough to know that I’d be done with my career after that — at least for high school. I’m OK with that.”

It may just be one instance, but it’s still a ray of hope in an increasingly dreary sports landscape.

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THIS IS OUTRAGIOUS. THIS IS A MUST READ AND SHARE TYPE REPORT: “California Dept. Of Education Wants To Teach Your Kindergartners There Are 15 Genders”



Reported by Tim Brown

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Parents that stand for this and willingly submit their little ones to this perversion should be held accountable for child abuse, but they won’t be in a state that sanctions it.

Apparently, in the land of fruits and nuts, the California Department of Education believes it knows what is best for your children and wants to teach kindergartners that there are at least 15 different genders.  Not only that, but the curriculum being looked at claims that it is an impossibility to know whether a baby is a boy or a girl or something else… forget that 6,000 years of history has taught us “boys have a penis, girls have a vagina.”

Alex Newman from The Freedom Project and The New American was interviewed about California’s plan to indoctrinate young children, and no, parents you can’t opt out of the propaganda that will be fed to your little ones.

Newman reported in April 2018:

In a March 29 memo obtained by FreedomProject Media, Orange County Board of Education General Counsel Ronald Wenkart detailed his legal reasoning. As part of the “California Healthy Youth Act,” government schools are required to provide so-called “Comprehensive Sexuality Education.” One section of the “Education Code,” though, allows parents or guardians to excuse their child from “comprehensive sexual health education and HIV education,” Wenkart wrote.

Unfortunately, there is a giant loophole in the law that still mandates LGBT indoctrination. Another section of the “Code” explains that the exemption does not apply to “instruction, materials, or programming that discusses gender, gender identity, gender expressions, sexual orientation, discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, relationships, or family and does not discuss human reproductive organs and their functions.”

Therefore,” Wenkart wrote, “parents who disagree with the instructional materials related to gender, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation may not excuse their children from this instruction. However, parents are free to advise their children that they disagree with some or all of the information presented in the instructional program and express their views on these subjects to their children.”

So, in short, as long as actual reproduction is not discussed, government schools are free to brainwash children to support homosexuality, transgenderism, and more. Indeed, among other schemes, the California code requires affirmation of homosexuality and gender confusion while prohibiting “outdated gender norms.” In short, biblical morality is now banned at government school.

Carly Hoilman reports on the new developments:

California elementary school students could soon be the targets of progressive sexual indoctrination if new health guidelines are approved.

The guidelines, listed under the California Department of Education’s proposed Health Education Framework, include educational resources that teach children to reject gender stereotypes and embrace a rainbow of possible gender options. One recommended book calledWho Are You?teaches that there are at least 15 genders, and that it’s impossible to determine whether a baby is a boy, a girl or something else.

Fed Up Parents Organize ‘Sex Ed Sit Out’ to Protest ‘Gender-Bending Propaganda’ Taught in Schools

“Babies can’t talk, so grown-ups make a guess by looking at their bodies,” an excerpt reads.

One chapter in the proposed guidelines offers suggestions on how to explain sexuality with kindergartners.

“Discuss gender with kindergarteners by exploring gender stereotypes and asking open-ended questions, such as what are preferred colors, toys, and activities for boys/girls, and then challenging stereotypes if presented,” chapter three reads. “Throughout this discussion, show images of children around the same age who do not conform to typical gender stereotypes. Examples do not have to be exaggerated or overt. Simple differences, such as colors or toy preferences, can demonstrate acceptance of gender non-conformity.”

Newman goes on to elaborate more:

Then, the teacher should continue to confuse the children. “Throughout this discussion, show images of children around the same age who do not conform to typical gender stereotypes,” the instructions read. “Examples do not have to be exaggerated or overt. Simple differences, such as colors or toy preferences, can demonstrate acceptance of gender non-conformity.”

Of course, preaching this sort of madness to vulnerable and impressionable children captive in a government classroom has devastating effects. As The Newman Report documented last year, a study from the University of California, Los Angeles, found that more than one fourth of children in the state between the ages of 12 and 17 are “gender non-conforming.”

The new proposed guidelines, which are even more extreme than the previous ones, also call for encouraging middle-school students to fornicate with multiple people at the same time. “Some students may be non-monogamous and the term ‘partner(s)’ may be used to be more inclusive,” reads the material, which aims to normalize perversions that would have been unthinkable just a generation ago.

Among the examples offered is “polyamory,” which is defined as “the practice of, desire to, or orientation toward having consensual non-monogamous relationships (i.e. relationships that may include multiple partners).” Another option is “polyfidelity (which involves more than two people being in romantic and/or sexual relationships which is not open to additional partners), amongst many other set-ups.”

What exactly any of this perversion has to do with “health” was not made clear — especially since encouraging this sort of promiscuity and fornication leads to all sorts of venereal diseases, some of which can be deadly. Ironically, some of the sex propaganda is taught under the guise of preventing venereal disease.

On the gender-bending madness, the American College of Pediatricians has said that encouraging children to believe they can change genders by taking hormones and mutilating their genitals is “child abuse.” In other words, these schools are institutionalizing the abuse of children.

That’s exactly right!  And parents that stand for this and willingly submit their little ones to this perversion should be held accountable for child abuse, but they won’t be in a state that sanctions it.

This is just another reason why if you have your children in the public indoctrination centers known as public schools, you should protect them by getting them out and teaching them yourself at home, and you can do so for free by clicking here.  Stop making excuses for turning your children over to the state to become little statists, and start becoming a part of the revolution!

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Free Posters! Just Add Your Own Trump-Hate Slogan


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Liberalism on the university level has long-been out of control.

Instead of teaching young minds to be free thinkers, they are taught to follow-the-leader. Even when the leader is wearing a ridiculous vagina hat and hollering a bunch of socialist nonsense.

But hey, that’s what higher education is all about these days. We can’t say the downward spiral of Wackademia started with Trump’s Administration, because, frankly universities fell to leftism long ago. However, once Trump won the presidency, things escalated to a new level of ridiculousness.

As Campus Reform recently reported:

Students on campuses across the country are being offered opportunities to prepare posters for next Saturday’s Women’s March events scheduled to occur in multiple cities, with one of those colleges even providing students with the supplies.

At Iowa State University, students are encouraged to stop by the union and be inspired by a playlist of Beyonce, Nina Simone, and Gloria Gaynor as they make posters with materials provided at no cost to the attendees. Students will also have the chance to pick up a feminist button or make their own for $0.50.

At the University of California, Berkeley, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive will offer an opportunity to make posters with artist Masako Miki, who is currently a solo exhibitor there. Miki has already commissioned a print to commemorate the 2019 Women’s March. Miki’s art piece continues “the tradition of collaborating with artists and activists to create political poster art using the museum’s Risograph print resource,” according to the event’s webpage.

But don’t let the promises of political art give you some warm fuzzy 1960s peace rally feelings. Believe me, these aren’t your mama’s protests.

According to Breitbart:

While there may be several coinciding Women’s Marches occurring across the country, not all of them will go on as originally planned. Organizers of the California Women’s March have decided to cancel their January event, citing “overwhelmingly white” participants as their reason.

Moreover, several Women’s March leaders — such as Carmen Perez, Linda Sarsour, and Tamika Mallory — have recently fallen under scrutiny for their association with the proud anti-Semite and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

But exactly what are these students protesting? Many of them can’t even tell the difference between an Obama quote and a Trump quote. In fact, liberals are so brain-washed to hate Trump, they automatically pounce on an idea that seems to be Trump-related. It doesn’t matter whether or not the issue has merit.

As Fox News reported:

Students at American University reacted unfavorably to calls for increased border security to stem the flow of illegal immigrants, expressing shock that prominent Democrats have agreed with the idea in the past.

Campus Reform’s Cabot Phillips visited the university’s Washington, D.C. campus amid the ongoing border funding battle and partial government shutdown.

He presented students with several quotes that sounded a lot like President Trump’s speeches, but actually came from then-Senator Barack Obama, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Hillary Clinton — including:

“Illegal Immigration is wrong, plain and simple. Until the American people are convinced we will stop future flows of illegal immigration, we will make no progress.” – Schumer, 2009

“We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented and unchecked” – Obama, 2005

“I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in. And I do think you have to control your borders.” –  Clinton, 2015

Students described the quotes as “dehumanizing,” “problematic” and “jingoist,” with one student dubbing it “hateful speech” and another claiming the comments contained “racial biases.”

Thought Police: Public University’s Rules Now Prohibit Offensive Facial Expressions


Reported By Benjamin Arie | December 12, 2018 at 5:53pm

When George Orwell famously wrote about a dystopian future where your every thought is monitored, he shouldn’t have set it in Great Britain. It would have been much more accurate had he instead written about American college campuses. We’ve known about the alarming trend of coddling and control at colleges for a while, but it may be getting worse. At the publicly-funded University of Montana Western, college administrators seem to be doing their best Big Brother impressions.

That university recently published a policy which threatens punitive action against students for making — wait for it — “mean facial expressions.”

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“While discussions may become heated and passionate, they should never become mean, nasty or vindictive in spoken or printed or emailed words, facial expressions, or gestures,” the official Civility Standards at Montana Western declare.

Who decides what a mean facial expression looks like? Nobody seems to know.

“The policy says students must promote an atmosphere of civility and that their discussions should never become ‘mean, nasty, or vindictive,’ but those are all entirely subjective terms that could be applied to punish constitutionally protected speech,” Laura Beltz of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education explained to Campus Reform.

She’s right: People use a variety of facial expressions when upset, flustered or merely just excited. If you roll your eyes or raise your eyebrows, is your academic career over?

“If it is the responsibility for students to uphold these standards, it follows that they may be punished for perceived violations of these standards, in this case, for failing to promote civility or for having a discussion that is deemed mean, nasty, or vindictive,” Beltz pointed out.

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Being punished for making a face seems like something that belongs in kindergarten, not a major university attended by serious young adults. But that certainly seems to be how the policy is written.

“According to the policy, violations of the Student Code of Conduct can result in suspension of a student’s technology account, suspension, or in extreme cases, expulsion,” explained Campus Reform.

“Even if the policy isn’t actually applied that way, students who read the policy and see how vague it is are likely to self-censor instead of taking the risk that something they say will be seen as mean, nasty, vindictive, or not civil,” Beltz added. “This sort of chilling effect on protected speech is unacceptable at a public university like Montana Western.”

If someone doesn’t think these kinds of policies could be used to infringe on free speech and inspire proverbial witch hunts, they probably haven’t been paying attention.

We’ve already seen hysterical reactions to imagined “hate crimes,” which more often than not turn out to be wildly exaggerated or blatant hoaxes. And as everyone from the Duke lacrosse team to Rolling Stone magazine found out, due process can be quickly tossed aside when there’s a social justice crusade.

There have also been countless cases of free speech infringement throughout American campuses, and students with conservative views are often the ones being silenced.

Everyone agrees that civility is important. But by trying to monitor and enforce every element of human interaction and speech, down to which facial expressions somebody uses during a debate, campus busy-bodies have lost the plot.

The real world is not a safe space free of triggering facial expressions and terrifying eye rolls, and it’s ridiculous to pretend that this is what increasingly irrelevant universities need. Let’s try more freedom of speech, not less.

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The New College Class on Reading the Bible Will Leave Christians Everywhere Furious


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A college located in California has started offering a course for the 2019 semester titled “Queer Theory and the Bible,” strangely placing the class under the heading of “Religious Studies.”

Pomona College, a liberal arts institution, offered up a brief explanation for the one-credit course, saying “This process of queering will allow and require us to approach the biblical text in new ways.”

The course aims to teach students how to read the Bible through the lens of “queer theory,” and its participants will examine portions of the holy book that are more centralized to “prohibitions on homosexuality,” such as same-sex relations.

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According to the course description, the course will also explore “the larger discourses of heteronormativity (constructed around gender, sexuality, class, national identity, state formations, kinship, children, etc.) in which homophobic readings of the Bible emerge.”

“We will also look at the ways in which these discourses and the identities they shore up can be ‘queered,’ as well as at biblical texts that can be read as queer friendly,” the description continues. “This process of queering will allow and require us to approach the biblical text in new ways.”

The course will be taught by Dr. Erin M. Runions, the chair of religious studies. Dr. Runions research interests include “[t]he intersections of biblical interpretation and political philosophies, with their multiple impacts on political subjectivity, gender, sexuality, U.S. national sovereignty, and biopolitics.”

If you take a gander at Runions’ bio on her webpage, it states that she has been involved in activism for a number of years, her work largely focusing on issues like prison injustice, globalization, antiwar activism, feminist and queer organizing, and police brutality.

If you still aren’t convinced that Christianity is under attack by progressives in the university system, this should pretty much get you off of the fence.

Source: TheBlaze

State County to Assign Armed Guards to Every Public School


Posted by GirlsJustWannaHaveGuns.com | on March 21, 2018

One county has decided to take a pro-active approach to their students’ safety by employing armed security guards at every public school.  Henderson County of North Carolina is home to about 14,000 students in the school system. Officials have said the armed security will be people of military and law enforcement backgrounds, and will start protecting the students in the 2018-19 school year.

Amy Lynn Holt who is the school board chairwoman stated, “Henderson County has always been a sleepy little town. We’ve not felt like we’re threatened here. Well, we have to start acting like we’re threatened.”

Via the Daily Wire:

Henderson County differs from neighboring counties which are using volunteer school resource officers; Stanly County will start using volunteer school resource officers in April at four elementary schools. As the News & Observer notes, “Johnston County is also considering the possibility of using armed volunteers, while the Rockingham County sheriff wants to use armed volunteers in his county’s schools.”

Henderson County Sheriff Charles McDonald said it would be difficult to find enough volunteers “to be able to hold the kind of standards that we want,” adding that the armed security guards won’t be sworn law enforcement officers, but still have to be vetted the way deputies are, as well as go through psychological testing. 

“As the sheriff alluded to, you can’t just pick people off the street,” Henderson County Manager Steve Wyatt stated.

McDonald finished with this, “The consensus here from the Henderson County populace is that we need security people to do security. We need teachers to be able to teach.”

Two students arrested at Stoneman Douglas on weapons charges; deputy suspended for sleeping


Two students were arrested Tuesday for bringing knives to the Parkland school where 17 were killed by a gunman on Feb. 14 and a third is being mentally evaluated for making online threats.

Compounding the anxiety and tension emanating from the campus, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School deputy was suspended for sleeping on the job after being caught by a student on Monday evening, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. The student notified a sergeant patrolling the school that Deputy Moises Carotti was asleep in his patrol car, said Veda Coleman-Wright, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office. The sergeant knocked on Carotti’s window to wake him up, she said. Carotti was suspended with pay while an internal affairs investigation is launched.

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said he was disheartened to learn of the allegations against Carotti.

“That a deputy was sleeping is incredibly disappointing,” he said. “As you know, I can’t comment on an ongoing internal affairs investigation, but once the findings are in I will make the appropriate decisions regarding the way we are going to handle it and the level of discipline.”

Tuesday’s school day began with the arrest of Jordan Salter, 18, after a conflict in the cafeteria. She poured cereal on another student’s head after he asked Salter’s friend a sexually offensive question. When the boy leaned in close to Salter’s face, she pulled a 2-inch black knife from her bra, opened it and displayed it, according to a report from the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

The third troubling event developed after screenshots of a sophomore’s Snapchat social media account circulated around campus. It showed the boy posing with a gun in his waistband along with images of bullets. The photos were captioned with “catch me out here n—-” and one referenced a student named Josh, the sheriff’s office said.

The student, who was hospitalized for a mental-health evaluation, told a detective that the firearm in the photo was a BB gun and the bullets belonged to his father, according to a sheriff’s office report.

The same student used the name “NickCruz” — an ominous nod toward the former student who has admitted to last month’s shooting spree — as his moniker for the online game Fortnite, according to the report. After he successfully clears a mental-health evaluation, the student will be taken to juvenile hall, the sheriff’s office said.

The unsettling incidents come a day after Zachary Cruz, the 18-year-old brother of Stoneman Douglas killer Nikolas Cruz, was arrested for trespassing on school grounds. Nikolas Cruz, 19, has confessed to taking an AR-15 to the Parkland school on Valentine’s Day and gunning down students and faculty. Seventeen died and another 17 were wounded. Nikolas Cruz faces the death penalty and is locked up in the Broward Main Jail.

Zachary Cruz, branded a threat by prosecutors, is jailed on a $500,000 bond. Since his arrest Monday, he has been taken to a hospital for involuntary psychiatric treatment, the sheriff’s office said.

Meanwhile, Amanda Stricker, mother of the boy who had a knife in his backpack, fought back tears as she explained that his sister was in one of the classrooms that got shot up during Cruz’s deadly rampage. She said school authorities told her that her son admitted to carrying the knife “for protection.”

Broward schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said Stoneman Douglas has been rocked to its core and every new development takes on “a whole different level of awareness.”

“When a school gets impacted by an event like this, it changes the school,” he said. “We’ll see what the impacts are over time. People are still affected. Kids are grieving and concerned. They have fears. We need to continue to be sensitive to that at the same time we try to function in as normal a sense as we can, recognizing this is not a normal state we’re in and extra vigilance is required. We’ll continue to do what we can to support the community.”

In light of Zachary Cruz’s unlawful entry onto school grounds, district staff are reviewing security protocols, Runcie said. Security is beefed up during the school day, he said, but not after school is dismissed. The district may expand heightened security until 6 p.m., he said, so that students participating in after-school activities are protected.

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Teacher Denied School Boy WATER on Hottest Day of Year Because it Would Offend Muslim Students Who Were…


Posted by GirlsJustWannaHaveGuns.com | on February 7, 2018

Talk about an extreme case of political correctness.

Sorry, but if your religion requires you to fast what business is it of anyone else?

Why should other people have to suffer because you are?

In this case one school decided to ‘show respect’ by not drinking water in front of the fasting students.

However, it seems at least one of the teachers took it too far.

An angry mother has accused a primary school of denying her child water on one of the hottest days of the year for fear of upsetting pupils observing Ramadan.

Kora Blagden, 32, claimed a teacher at her son Luke’s school refused to let the 10-year old drink from his water bottle because it was unfair to fasting classmates.

Many pupils at Charles Dickens Primary School, Portsmouth, Hampshire, are fasting during Ramadan, which means they refrain from taking food or water between sunrise and sunset for around 30 days, depending on the moon.

Kora said: ‘Just before bedtime me and my sons Luke, ten, and Alfie, eight, were talking about Ramadan as we had seen it on the news. Luke said to me he was told he wasn’t allowed to drink in class by his teacher.

‘The reason being, a child who is fasting had a headache and the teacher said it would be unfair if the other children drank in front of the pupil.

‘They normally have their bottles on their table but they were kept in a tray by the teacher. He went along with it but he was thirsty and didn’t want to offend the other children. Alfie said he was allowed to drink in the morning but not in the afternoon.

‘Luke was dehydrated when he got home and drunk three glasses of water straight away.’

Since then the school has apologized and a teacher, student, parent meeting was set up.

It is one thing to be courteous to people, it is another thing to make someone suffer for someone else’s beliefs.

Should schools go to such extreme measures to not offend Muslim students?

Or should the Muslims be able to adapt in the western world?

No Joke, College Offers “Queering The Bible” Class?!


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URL of the original posting site: https://fearandblood.com/unreal/no-joke-college-offers-queering-bible-class/

College Professor Attempts To Make The Bible More LGBTQ Friendly.

The Bible, the holy book that guides millions of people worldwide. Many take comfort in the scripture and weekly lessons that are doled out from it via sermons. The Bible has been translated numerous times throughout the ages making the word of god more accessible to all. But now a liberal teacher, Gwynn Kessler of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, has found a way to tarnish it. The teacher plans to hold a class called “Queering the Bible.” 

Queering the Bible is a class that will supposedly “destabilize long-held assumptions about what the bible–and religion–says about gender and sexuality.” The class will be looking at the scripture that is aimed at LGBTQ oriented people as well as reinterpreting the Bible in new ways such as this controversial statement: “If we can point out places in traditional writings where God is nurturing, forgiving, and loving,” the course description asks, “does that mean that God is feminine, or female?”

“Queering the Bible” is scheduled for the fall of 2018. The class will cover controversial gender topics while picking apart the bible.

Dr. Robert Jeffress, the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Dallas and a spiritual advisor to President Trump, warned about the spiritual dangers of twisting God’s word. “In suggesting that God is ‘queer’ Swarthmore College is guilty of nothing short of modern day idolatry BLASPHAMY,” Jeffress said.

When you read the Bible you will discover that God reserved His harshest condemnation for individuals and nations that practiced idolatry – creating an imaginary god who conformed to a culture’s immorality,” Jeffress said.”

There is nothing wrong with discussion and classes focusing on the bible. It’s the dissecting, cherrypicking, and trying to revise the Bible to be more LGBTQ friendly that’s the issue. The bible is a holy book recognized by millions it should be treated with respect as such.

College course teaches students about ‘queering the Bible’

Class ‘destabilizes long held assumptions’ about what’s in the Bible; university refuses to comment

Swarthmore College is offering a course next year that will survey “queer and trans* readings of biblical texts” by using “queer and trans* theoretical approaches,” with faculty staying silent on the specifics of the course material.

“Queering the Bible” is set to launch next fall and will be instructed by Gwynn Kessler, an associate professor of religion, according to Swarthmore’s course catalog.

The course, which is being offered through Swarthmore’s Religion Department, promises to “[introduce] students to the complexity of constructions of sex, gender, and identity in one of the most influential literary works produced in ancient times.”

“By reading the Bible with the methods of queer and trans* theoretical approaches,” the catalog advertises, “this class destabilizes long held assumptions about what the bible–and religion–says about gender and sexuality.”

It appears that the Swarthmore Religion Department will offer no other Bible-centric courses next fall apart from this one. Out of around ten listed courses that explicitly involve Bible study at Swarthmore, “Queering the Bible” appears to be the only one taking place in fall of 2018. Only one other Bible-related course, a class teaching the grammar and vocabulary necessary to read the Old Testament in the original Hebrew, is offered during that time.

Repeated attempts by The College Fix to learn more about the course, and whether or not any additional Bible courses would be offered at Swarthmore next year, were met with silence. Multiple emails to Gwynn Kessler and the Swarthmore Religion Department, as well as phone calls to both, were not returned.

According to her faculty profile, Kessler’s research focuses in part on “rabbinic constructions of gender and identity.” Her work is also “situated within, and suffused with, postmodern, feminist, and queer theoretical approaches.”

In addition to “Queering the Bible,” Swarthmore College’s religion department also offers “Queering God: Feminist and Queer Theology,” a course that “examines feminist and queer writings about God, explores the tensions between feminist and queer theology, and seeks to stretch the limits of gendering-and sexing-the divine.”

“If we can point out places in traditional writings where God is nurturing, forgiving, and loving,” the course description asks, “does that mean that God is feminine, or female?”

Parents In Uproar After Ivanka Trump Shows Up To School


Reported By Joe Setyon | December 20, 2017 at 7:42am

URL of the original posting site: https://www.westernjournalism.com/ivanka-trumps-surprise-visit-school-leaves-parents-uproar/

Many people might consider it an honor to receive a surprise visit from a member of the first family. But for some parents at Norwalk Early College Academy in Connecticut, that wasn’t the case.

White House special adviser Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, surprised students at the school by making an appearance there Tuesday. While at the school, she highlighted how important career education is.

Trump — who was joined in her visit by IBM CEO Ginni Rometty — took photos with students and teachers. From the looks her social media feeds, many at the school were excited to get the chance to see and even talk to the first daughter in person.

“It was an honor to meet so many bright and talented students!” Trump tweeted later in the day.

“To see the passion and enthusiasm for bringing real life skills into a classroom environment but then coupling it with real life experience through internship creates this really beautiful virtuous angle,” she said at the school, according to News 12 Connecticut.

According to the local station, though, some parents were upset by the surprise nature of the visit, especially given the fact that they were not given much information beforehand. Some of them even pulled their children out of class when they did hear about it.

“This should have been brought to our attention, although I do understand security reasons,” said one parent, Karey Fitzgerald.

“I think we should have had the choice to send our child to school or keep them home.”

The visit was part of Trump’s overall push to make teaching science, math and computer skills a priority of the education system, Newsweek reported. Students at the school can get degrees in software engineering and mobile programming. Over the course of four years, they are able to earn both a high school diploma and an associate’s degree.

Due to Ivanka’s influence, the president has reportedly directed the Department of Education to invest about $200 million a year into expanding STEM educational areas.

During a Tuesday appearance on “Fox & Friends,” the first daughter again emphasized career education.

“People aren’t used to creating things or building things anymore, and we really want to change that,” she said. “So we’re investing deeply in vocational education, technical education and apprenticeships.”

“We’re going to be investing deeply in our workforce,” she added, noting that her father’s administration plans to focus on rebuilding America’s infrastructure.

Student’s T-Shirt Steals Show During Melania Visit


Reported By Ben Marquis | October 24, 2017 at 3:11pm

URL of the original posting site: https://conservativetribune.com/students-t-shirt-steals-show/?

First lady Melania Trump — joined by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos — paid a visit to a school in Detroit on Monday afternoon to spend some time speaking with the children.

According to Politico, Trump spoke to the students about identifying and guarding against the act of bullying, and urged them “be yourself” while also making sure to treat each other with “respect and compassion.”

On top of that, she also urged the children to always say “no” to alcohol, cigarettes and drugs, and joined the students in the cafeteria to promote her “No One Eats Alone” campaign that encourages students to take it upon themselves to join others sitting alone at a table at lunch time.

While the visit went quite well and Trump was well-received by the children — with whom she is obviously at ease — one particular student garnered some attention for the shirt that he was wearing during the visit, according to Independent Journal Review.

The young boy was wearing what appeared to be a Nike T-shirt bearing the words “Destroy Excuses,” a message likely intended as a challenge for those pushing to improve themselves in their workouts or athletics, but one that can also be applied to just about every other aspect of life.

To be sure, that message needs to be heard by failed Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who can’t seem to come up with enough excuses as to why she lost the 2016 election, as well as the rest of her Democrat Party, which always seem able to find an excuse for bad behavior from anybody … provided they share the same liberal ideology.

The “Destroy Excuses” message also needs to be taken to heart by the Republican Party, which for years have begged and pleaded with voters to grant them more control and power to push forward their agenda — yet have done next to nothing but offer up excuses now that they hold the House, Senate, and the presidency.

In the rest of the non-politicized world (or what little that’s left of it), the message of destroying excuses can be applied to one’s job, studies, relationships or virtually any other of life’s endeavors in which obstacles need to be overcome, not excused and allowed to persist.

This young student’s T-shirt bore a message that exemplifies the attitude of Trump and his supporters, one of taking responsibility, assigning accountability and persevering towards victory no matter what. It is a message we all should adopt and hold dear.

“Snowflakeism” Strikes Cornell University


Reported by Photo of Dan Backer Dan Backer | Attorney | 6:56 PM 09/22/2017

Censorship is occurring across the world as countries step up their battles against “hate speech.” [Shutterstock – Marcos Mesa Sam Wordley]

 

Trigger warning: “Build a wall.”

Those three words have ignited a firestorm at Cornell University. An apology has been demanded, several issued, and demanded yet again. Sanctions have been sought. The administration even issued a condemnation, claiming the words were part of “a continued pattern of the marginalization of many members of the Cornell community.” Vice President for Student and Campus Life Ryan Lombardi put it this way: “I strongly condemn behavior that is antithetical to our proud history of inclusion.”

Ironically, Lombardi either didn’t know or bother to find out—or is deliberately misleading the public—that the student in question is a liberal Latino whose only goal in muttering those forbidden words was to mock President Trump. That’s right: A liberal, Latino undergraduate member of Cornell’s Zeta Psi chapter used the words “build a wall” within earshot of his neighbors, the campus’ Latino Living Center (LLC), residents of which filed complaints about the remarks.

Now, there’s nothing extraordinary about a liberal college student at an overpriced Northeastern university mocking a Republican president. What is extraordinary is the campus’ response.

 

Cornell’s La Asociacon Latina (LAL) published a statement condemning the words, claiming many Hispanic students are already under “a lot of duress” because of President Trump’s plan to cancel the illegal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and enforce our immigration laws. LAL also demanded all current and new fraternity members to undergo mandatory diversity training—that is, a liberal brainwashing re-education camp. Even the Greek Tri-Council vowed to “reject hateful actions,” while the fraternity’s headquarters appears to have tucked tail and apologized instead of correcting blatant lies and misinformation.

Meanwhile, the administration is considering disciplinary action for the allegedly egregious “hate speech.”

Has Cornell ever taken a forceful stand against liberal groupthink on campus? Or the divisive rhetoric in the university’s new anti-Trump course? Of course not. If anything, the administration has encouraged the proliferation of blind obedience to the same liberal dogma it espouses.

Lost in the shuffle are the student’s own liberal inclinations, and that he was a Latino mocking President Trump’s immigration policies. This is a fact LLC and others on campus appear to be concealing to target not just this fraternity, but any Orwellian “crimethink” contrary to the administration’s “goodthink.” Fraternities are an easy target, of course, and have come under leftist attack across the country for “micro-aggressions” as ridiculous as hosting construction-themed house parties and “Cinco de Drinko” events.

 

If LLC and the administration are indeed complicit in a hoax to target conservative speech—by intentionally obscuring the identity and purpose of the speech they’re squashing—it may be the most egregious example of anti-speech activism to date. Advancing this identity politics grievance agenda would not only be a blatant fraud, but it would threaten any Cornell student who didn’t toe the line on permissible speech. Here, the fraud is all the more blatant because LLC—and, presumably, the administration—knows the student in question is Latino, liberal, and anti-Trump.

The labeling of pure speech as “hateful actions” is yet another example of the Left moving the goalposts and targeting even speech they in fact support—the mocking of the president’s policies—to stifle any intellectual discourse. Agree or disagree with any particular message, academic institutions have a responsibility to foster meaningful debate. That’s the whole point of higher learning. Failing to protect speech is morally outrageous.

Unfortunately, we will continue to see university officials tolerate and even reward petty political agendas to appease snowflakes. And it’s disappointing to see the fraternity, which exists as an expression of our right to free association, cave when it comes to free speech—bowing down to a liberal agenda and obscuring the truth from the public for the sake of appeasement.

This isn’t liberal vs. conservative anymore. If we as Americans don’t stand up against this angry mob attacking our freedom of speech, the First Amendment will wither away on campus, and eventually nationwide. Is there a greater disservice to America’s future than that?

Dan Backer, an alumnus of Zeta Psi, is founding attorney of political.law, a campaign finance and political law firm in Alexandria, Virginia. He has served as counsel to more than 100 campaigns, candidates, PACs, and political organizations.

This High School BANNED American Flags For A Pep Rally. The Reason Might Surprise You


Reported by Photo of Eric Owens Eric Owens | Education Editor | 3:58 PM 09/19/2017

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Administrators at a public high school in New Hampshire have banned students from using American flags as props or clothing at a forthcoming pep rally because the administrators are concerned that students will treat the flag disrespectfully.

The site of the flag fracas is Londonderry High School, reports local ABC affiliate WMUR-TV.

A couple dozen Londonderry High student athletes who will organize the pep rally received letters describing the event’s rules last week. Most of the rules were standard fare: no insults about opposing teams, not getting naked — that kind of thing. The students who received the letter did notice the added rule about the U.S. flag. The rule read: “No use of the American flag. Do not wear, carry, present the American flag on the floor.”

 

Students and parents began inquiring about the new rule.

“We’ve had a lot of questions from parents and community members, and this a community that has a considerable tradition of patriotism,” Londonderry school district superintendent Scott Laliberte told WMUR.

Laliberte has issued a statement clarifying the rule.

“It was not our intention to ban the use of the flag at the rally, but instead to limit how students are including the flag in the school event,” the statement says, according to Londonderry News. 

“There have been incidents in the past where students carried flags, but in a manner not consistent with the American Legion Flag Code. At previous rallies, some students have included it as part of an outfit allowing the flag to drag on the ground. The email was simply meant to avoid repeating any inadvertent disrespect of our nation’s flag,” the statement also said.

One previous incident in particular involved a student traipsing around that a school pep rally while wearing an American flag as a cape.

“Students are welcomed to bring American flags to the rally, so long as they are displayed with the respect that is deserved.”

Londonderry High principal Jason Parent echoed Laliberte’s statement.

It was out of reverence for the flag,” Parent told WMUR regarding the new policy.

“It’s just that, in this forum, we wanted the flag to be respected.”

The upcoming pep rally at Londonderry High School will include a rendition of the national anthem.

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Betsy DeVos Stands Up for Due Process Rights in Campus Sexual Assault Cases


Reported by Hans von Spakovsky / / Elizabeth Slattery / /

URL of the original posting site: http://dailysignal.com/2017/09/08/betsy-devos-stands-due-process-rights-campus-sexual-assault-cases/?

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced a reversal of Title IX guidance that the Obama administration had issued pertaining to campus sexual assault. (Photo: Mike Theiler/Reuters/Newscom) 

DeVos highlighted a proposal by two former prosecutors for states to set up specialized centers with trained professionals for investigation and adjudication of sexual assaults. Another proposal is mandatory reporting of sex crimes to law enforcement as a condition of federal or state funding.

States already do this in the context of child and elder abuse, requiring teachers, administrators, school nurses, and coaches to report suspected abuse to appropriate law enforcement agencies. Failure to report can trigger civil and criminal penalties against the individual and penalties against the institution.

These proposals would take the pressure off colleges to conduct quasi-criminal proceedings, which college administrators are ill equipped to do. No one would expect a college tribunal to handle a murder on campus.

It makes no sense for a college to handle other serious crimes such as sexual assaults and rapes. Rapists are criminals, not just college students who violate a school’s honor code. They should be prosecuted in criminal court, and if found guilty, punished accordingly, including having to register as convicted sex offenders.

But the Obama-era guidance led colleges to steer students away from reporting crimes to the authorities, and required use of the low “preponderance of the evidence” standard of proof when investigating and disciplining students accused of sexual assault.

This led to colleges barring an accused student from reviewing the evidence against him or cross-examining his accuser; refusing to allow an accused to hire an attorney or, when attorneys were permitted, prohibiting them from speaking on the accused’s behalf; and implementing other procedures that fly in the face of the protections typically afforded to someone accused of a crime.

The guidance letter received criticism from liberal and conservative quarters, from law professors to think tank scholars to members of Congress and many others.

Law professors at the University of Pennsylvania wrote that this “approach exerts improper pressure upon universities to adopt procedures that do not afford fundamental fairness,” and that “due process of law is not window dressing.”

Harvard law professors similarly decried the procedures as “overwhelmingly stacked against the accused” and which were “in no way” required by federal law. It also led to numerous lawsuits filed by students who were punished in these kangaroo courts.

In her speech, DeVos stated, “The notion that a school must diminish due process rights to better serve the ‘victim’ only creates more victims.”

Instead, due process must be “the foundation of any system of justice that seeks a fair outcome. Due process either protects everyone, or it protects no one.”

Sexual assault investigations and adjudications are serious issues that involve complicated procedures designed to get at the truth and prevent further harm to victims and those falsely accused.

Compound this complexity with a massive federal bureaucracy and various interest groups with their own agendas, and it is little wonder that alleged victims, alleged perpetrators, and universities themselves are often left with no clear idea of their rights and responsibilities under the law.

Reversing the ill-advised Obama-era guidance is the first step to ensure that sexual assaults are properly investigated and adjudicated by trained professionals, leaving college administrators, as DeVos said, “to focus on what they do best: educate.”

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It seems as though our universities are pumping out more radical leftist than educated professionals.

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How an Iranian front group infiltrated 41 US universities


Posted July 19, 2017 01:14 PM by Jordan Schachtel

URL of the original posting site: https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/how-an-iranian-front-group-infiltrated-41-us-universities/

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An Islamic “charity” recently convicted of acting as a front group for the regime in Iran has financed and installed Iran-friendly professors and curriculums at 44 universities across North America – and 41 of those schools are located in the United States.

In late June, a New York jury ruled that the Alavi Foundation is directly linked to the Iranian regime, allowing the feds to seize the Manhattan building that provided revenue for the organization’s nationwide influence operations. Prosecutors called the conviction the “largest terrorism-related civil forfeiture in United States history.”

Alavi used a multi-pronged approach to embed itself into American society. From financing pro-Tehran Shiite cultural centers and mosques to donating heavily to the infamous Clinton Foundation, the regime-connected outfit sought to win over hearts and minds in its clandestine efforts.

A primary focus of the foundation continues to be installing Iran-friendly professors and curriculums into American universities. Over the past few years, the Alavi Foundation has increased its college and university financing efforts by about 50 percent.

Alavi claims that its goal is simply to offer courses on Persian language, Iranian studies and the Islamic culture with a focus on Shiite studies.” However, analysts continue to note that several programs connected to Alavi involve controversial pro-Tehran professors and a morally obtuse curriculum.

From 2013 to 2016, the Alavi foundation’s academic funding efforts exploded from 30 to 44 colleges and universities in North America. Over 90 percent of recipients are United States schools.

The following institutions receive grants from the Alavi Foundation, according to one of its 2016 fundraising appeals:

Bard College; Boston University; Brandeis University; Columbia University; Drew University; Eastern Mennonite University; George Mason University; Hartford Seminary; Harvard University; Harvard University Law School; Lake Forest University; Sacred Heart University; University of Chicago; Binghamton University; Cal State, Fullerton; Cal State, Los Angeles; Cal State, Northridge; Carleton University (Canada); City College of New York; Concordia University; Georgia State University; CUNY Hunter College; Kutztown University; McGill University (Canada); Ohio State University; Portland State University; Rutgers University; San Diego State University; Temple University; University of Alberta (Canada); University of Arizona; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Los Angeles; University of Florida; University of Maryland; University of Michigan; University of Southern California; University of Texas, Austin; University of Utah; University of Virginia; University of Wisconsin, Madison; University of Pennsylvania; Utah State University.

Alavi has entered into a cost-sharing agreement with many of these universities, facilitating deals that support the hiring of tenure-track professors. One such report found that these professors are sympathetic to the Iranian dictatorship.”

It may not come as a shock — given what we now know about the extent of the pro-Tehran group — that many of the professors supported by Alavi-backed programming have pursued a radically pro-Tehran agenda.

Rutgers professor Hooshang Amirahmadi is the leader of the American Iranian Council, a group that has offered support for the Hamas and Hezbollah terrorist organizations, according to the New York Post.

University of Maryland research scholar Ebrahim Mohseni produced a much-disputed poll that showed wide support for Iran’s extremely anti-Semitic former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Over at Harvard University, visiting scholar Ali Akbar Alikhani penned a white paper calling for a world governed by the Quran. He also wrote a book review on “the Jewish threat” to other world religions.

Moreover, the foundation poured $100,000 into Columbia University’s coffers after the NYC school agreed to host former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

During the heated debate over whether the U.S. should sign on to a nuclear agreement with Iran, the National Iranian American Council (which has its own extensive links to the regime) published a pro-Iran-deal letter endorsed by 73 “Middle East and International Relations Scholars.” Coincidentally or not, dozens of professors on the list came from institutions that received Alavi Foundation money.

These are but a handful of the “success” stories on college campuses funded by the Alavi Foundation’s academic grants. Given the group’s alleged connections to Iran’s sophisticated intelligence apparatus, it’s quite possible that its campaigns have had alarming, extensive success in winning over the hearts and minds of college students.

Now that Alavi has been ruled a front for the Iranian regime, it’s unclear what will become of its programming inside dozens of American universities. The seized Manhattan skyscraper acted as the major revenue stream for the foundation’s efforts throughout the nation, and it’s unclear whether the group can sustain its funding while going through serious legal proceedings.

For years, the Alavi Foundation funneled cash through a regime that hosts Friday prayers ending in “Death to America.” Now that Alavi has been exposed, only time will tell whether the 41 U.S. institutions will continue to act in a morally bankrupt manner and continue to accept dirty money from a front group forwarding the agenda of an enemy nation.

Schachtel is the national security correspondent for Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @JordanSchachtel.

Trump Team Sends Gifts To Students Who Had Yearbook Photos Censored


URL of the original posting site: http://conservativetribune.com/trump-team-makes-epic-move/

A couple weeks back a report broke that three students from Wall High School in New Jersey had their pro-Trump T-shirts censored in the school’s yearbook.

“It was photoshopped,” one of the three students, Grant Berardo, told a local newspaper. “I sent it to my mom and dad, just like, ‘You won’t believe this.’ I was just overall disappointed. I like Trump, but it’s history, too. Wearing that shirt memorializes the time.”

After the story went viral, President Donald Trump sent a letter to at least two of the students — brother and sister Wyatt and Montana Debrovich-Fago — thanking them for standing up for their convictions.

“It is more important than ever that we, as Americans, stand up for our beliefs and hopes for a better country,” he wrote. “And, as you know, it takes courage to do. But, the freedom of expression should never go out of style — let’s not forget that!”

Included with the letter was some campaign merchandise that Wyatt later posted pictures to social media of himself wearing.

On Monday, the president shared two photos on his own Facebook page — one of the letter he sent the kids, and the other of Wyatt with his gear.

Check out the post below:

It’s unclear if Grant also received a letter and merchandise.

But what is certain is that Grant, Wyatt and Montana’s willingness to take a stand worked. Local school district superintendent Cheryl Dyer confirmed in a letter to parents last week that new yearbooks would be issued, according to  the Asbury Park Press.

In a letter to parents, Dyer listed what she called “intentional” problems with the yearbook that required it to be reissued. Several clearly intentional, such as the Trump image censorship; in others, the intent was unknown. Regardless, the school’s yearbook adviser was suspended shortly after the incident became public.

“I do not believe that it is possible to create a yearbook of 248 pages, thousands of pictures, names and lines of text and have it be error free,” she said, according to the newspaper. “That being said, I cannot allow the intentional change that was not based on dress code to be ignored.

“I am the chief school administrator in this district and I take responsibility for the actions of those who are employed here,” she continued. “Therefore, I have determined that a re‐issuance of the yearbook is necessary.”

Excellent.

Kudos to Grant, Wyatt and Montana. Not only did they force their school to fix its error, but they even earned the attention of the president of the United States. How many other kids their age can say they’ve done the same?

Left Cries Foul Over Christian School’s Right To Vouchers


Reported by Joshua Gill | 6:35 PM 06/19/2017

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testifies before the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. June 6, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

A Christian school defended its religious admissions policies after Democrats labeled it as a school that discriminates against LGBT students during Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ congressional hearing. The Lighthouse Christian Academy of Bloomington, Ind. has been the center of the debate about school choice ever since Senate Democrats claimed that the school discriminated against LGBT students, according to an AP report. Democrats used the school as an example in their arguments against DeVos over whether or not religious schools like Lighthouse should receive money from government vouchers if they are perceived to have discriminatory policies.

Lighthouse’s admissions brochure lists several lifestyle behaviors they say are prohibited according to the Bible. The school reserves the right to deny admission to any student whose home life includes, among other things:

  • Heterosexual activity outside of one man-one-woman marriage. For example, premarital sex, cohabitation, or adultery (John 8:1-11; I Corinthians 6:9-20; Hebrews 13:4);
  • Homosexual or bisexual activity or any form of sexual immorality (Romans 1:21-27; I Corinthians 6:9-20);
  • Practicing alternate gender identity or any other identity or behavior that violates God’s ordained distinctions between the two sexes, male and female (Genesis 1:26-27; Deuteronomy 22:5);

Lighthouse claims that they have never denied admission to a student based on sexual orientation, although they stand by their right to operate according to their policies.

Thirty states, including Indiana, use some form of tax funds for school choice programs. None of those states that use vouchers prohibit admissions policies that discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity, according to a study by Suzanne Eckes, a professor at Indiana University.

Legal and policy experts across the country defended Lighthouse’s right to operate according to its stated religious beliefs, including the school’s attorney and spokesman Brian Bailey.

“Parents are free to choose which school best comports with their religious convictions,” Bailey said. “For a real choice and thus real liberty to exist, the government may not impose its own orthodoxy and homogenize all schools to conform to politically correct attitudes and ideologies.”

Eckes argued that schools that receive vouchers should not be allowed to have admissions policies like those of Lighthouse and cited the federal protections afforded to racial minorities, while Lily Eskelsen García, president of the National Education Association, said that private schools should not receive government funds at all on the basis that private schools can choose to deny admission to students.

Lindsey Burke, director of the Heritage Foundation’s education policy studies, said that Lighthouse’s policies have no parallel to racial discrimination.

“Racism was based on identity and skin color and had no reasonable basis,” Burke said. “This is about whether a student, a family is going to live out their communal beliefs of the school that they have chosen to attend. These are intentional communities that are built upon a moral code that they have decided on.”

As for the left’s claim that private schools are prohibited from discriminating based on sexual orientation, Dick Komer, senior attorney with Institute for Justice, said that simply isn’t the case.

“If the people who are grilling DeVos believe that sex includes sexual orientation and gender identity, then they should propose amendments to the statues that they have written and given her to enforce,” Komer said. “The Congress is supposed to write the law, the agency is supposed to administer what Congress has given them. And Congress hasn’t given it to them.”

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PROGRESSIVE: Ivy League College To Hold ‘BLACK ONLY’ Grad Ceremony — No, This Is NOT Satire


Published on May 9, 2017 by http://clashdaily.com

URL of the original posting site: http://clashdaily.com/2017/05/progressive-ivy-league-college-hold-black-grad-ceremony-no-not-satire/

Ah, the halls of academia where the world is turned upside-down on a regular basis.

The new plan to deal with racial tensions?

SEGREGATION.

Seriously.

In 2017.

The plan is to now have a separate Graduation Ceremony for Black students.

What kind of backwater college would do that?

Harvard.

WTF?

Because college life for black students is hard.

In the name of progress, Harvard University will segregate graduation ceremonies based on race.

For real.

“Aside from studying and taking grueling tests, if you’re a minority, the outer pressures of society make the already challenging coursework even more difficult. Knowing this, Black members of the class of 2017 decided to form an individual ceremony. It’s the first of its kind at the school in recent memory and took nearly a year to plan,” reports BET. “The separate graduation is an effort to highlight the aforementioned struggles and resilience it takes to get through those.”

Because of ‘overt racism’, ‘microaggressions’, ‘passive racist comments’ and ‘marginalization for minority experiences in assignments’.

The Root similarly lamented how difficult college life can be for minorities: “The ceremony comes at a time when the experiences of Black students on college campuses in America have been marked by incidents of overt racism, microaggressions, passive racist comments, and the marginalization of minority experiences in both reading assignments and learning materials.”

The segregation will include only graduate students this year, but there are plans to expand such racial separation next year to all university students, including undergrads.

But it’s not Segregation segregationit’s just separating the graduates based on their race.

‘It’s not about segregation,’ says Micheal Huggins, a Graduate Student at Harvard. He spoke to The Root:

“This is an opportunity to celebrate Harvard’s Black excellence and Black brilliance,” said Huggins. “It’s an event where we can see each other and our parents and family can see us as a collective, whole group. A community.

“This is not about segregation,” he continued. “It’s about fellowship and building a community. This is a chance to reaffirm for each other that we enter the work world with a network of supporters standing with us. We are all partners.”
Read more: Daily Wire

It looks like this book will need to be updated:

Oh, what progress!

This is why we send our young men and women to these establishments of higher learning. For the opportunity to be exposed to various ideas and have their assumptions challenged. Outside of the ‘safe spaces’, of course.

That is — when the Starbucks aren’t being looted and private property isn’t being set aflame by Antifa protesters complaining about a non-Leftist speaker. So that when they’re finished being coddled with hot chocolate, coloring, Play-Doh, and their therapy animals, they can be segregated by race to celebrate their accomplishments!

Is this an annual rollout? Are the Hispanics next year and Asians the year after? What about the mixed kids? Do they identify as one or the other, go to both, or is their separate Graduation Ceremony planned for 2020?

Will the Polynesians get their own ceremony? Or are they too much of a minority to justify it?

Wouldn’t Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. be so very proud of this?

For all the talk about ‘racism’ and ‘winding the clock back’ — which side of the aisle is doing this crap?

It ain’t the folks on the Right.

An apology by the Media (D) to Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his alleged ‘racism’ is certainly in order.

But don’t hold your breath.

Racist California College Students Demand Censorship of Conservative Speakers, Deny “Truth” Exists


Reported  By Andrew West | April 19, 2017

URL of the original posting site: http://constitution.com/racist-california-college-students-demand-censorship-conservative-speakers-deny-truth-exists/

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Only in the state of California could a story such as this even occur, as racist college students attack the First Amendment, conservatives, and the truth all at the same time.

California itself is in the middle of an existential crisis of identity.  The liberal stronghold has been in the news far more in recent weeks than ever before, as left-leaning fascist millennials continue to tear down anyone who dare opposed their progressive viewpoints, going so far as to suggest that handguns should be carried by anti-Trump protestors in the state.

The latest nonsense to come slithering out of the Bear Republic is absolutely infuriating, as a group of leftists student have demanded that Pomona College take “action” against a conservative author scheduled to speak on campus, claiming that the “truth” is no longer an objective concept.

“Students at Pomona College in California stated in a letter to outgoing President David Oxtoby that the truth is a ‘myth’ and ‘white supremacist concept’ after Oxtoby reaffirmed the college‘s commitment to free speech, the Claremont Independent reported. These same students also demanded that the college take ‘action’ against journalists who work at the Independent.

“The Claremont Independent is a conservative student paper for the Claremont Colleges consortium – of which Pomona College is a member – and is connected to the conservative Leadership Institute.

“Three self-identified black students wrote the letter after Oxtoby sent an email in April that reiterated ‘the exercise of free speech and academic freedom’ after protesters blocked the exits to Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum  in order to shut down a scheduled lecture by Heather Mac Donald, a Black Lives Matter critic.”

Not only did the students attempt to censor the scheduled speaker, it turns out that they physically confronted those who wished to attend the event, including faculty members.

Then, these menaces to freedom took it a step further in their criticisms.

“The students then wrote that there is no such thing as truth, and that this “Euro-West” concept has often be used to “silence oppressed peoples.”

 

“‘Historically, white supremacy has venerated the idea of objectivity, and wielded a dichotomy of “subjectivity vs. objectivity” as a means of silencing oppressed peoples. The idea that there is a single truth–”the Truth”–is a construct of the Euro-West that is deeply rooted in the Enlightenment, which was a movement that also described Black and Brown people as both subhuman and impervious to pain. This construction is a myth and white supremacy, imperialism, colonization, capitalism, and the United States of America are all of its progeny. The idea that the truth is an entity for which we must search, in matters that endanger our abilities to exist in open spaces, is an attempt to silence oppressed peoples.’

“After claiming that students were right to attempt to silence Mac Donald, whom they labeled ‘a fascist, a white supremacist, a warhawk, a transphobe, a queerphobe, a classist, and ignorant of interlocking systems of domination that produce the lethal conditions under which oppressed peoples are forced to live,’ the students demanded that Oxtoby apologize for his email promoting free speech.”

As the left continues to churn out these anti-freedom diatribes, they are consistently attempting to pin “fascism” on the conservatives of America.  The truth of the matter is, however, that these leftists are redefining fascism in their actions.  Whereas the idea once related merely to race and nationality, it is becoming more and more apparent that the left is replacing those outdated ideas with “political belief”, and themselves are attempting to create an authoritarian state based on their leftist doctrine.

The new fascism is purely a liberal construct.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Andrew West

Andrew West is a Georgia-based political enthusiast and lover of liberty. When not writing, you can find Mr. West home brewing his own craft beer, perfecting his home-made hot sauce recipes, or playing guitar.

School Wants to Implement New Class That Will Have ALL The Liberals Crying — Do You LOVE This?


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| on April 12, 2017

URL of the original posting site: http://girlsjustwannahaveguns.com/school-wants-implement-new-class-will-liberals-crying-love/

Liberals say that one reason for banning firearms is because of the accidents that happen every year involving them. We know that some education can cut those numbers astronomically.

And one state is taking the steps to do just that.

A new piece of legislation introduced in North Carolina will give high school students one more class to take: firearms education.

House Bill 612, filed this week by Representative Jay Adams, would give the state room to develop a firearms education course and allow the class, which would include “firearms safety education as recommend by law enforcement agencies or a firearms association”, to be offered as an elective to high school students.

The course, which would be developed by the North Carolina Board of Education, would not allow live ammunition in the classroom and would also cover the history and mechanics of firearms with a firm emphasis on the importance of gun safety.

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This class would have something for everyone. Each student likes a certain subject, this class would not only cover safety but also teach students about the math, history and science of guns.

That’s a a lot of subjects in one class. It should keep students pretty engaged.

The bill seems to be getting a lot of positive feedback.

“I think education, first and foremost, is essential, before actually obtaining a firearm,” Allen Shaw said.

“If they have the opportunity to buy, they should have the opportunity to be educated. We’ve got too many people out there right now that are wanting to buy guns that don’t have any background with them.”

“Gives the kids a chance to learn how to work them,” said Danny Davis.

“It would be a very beneficial course,” said Tres Cobb, a gun owner and full supporter of the bill.absolutely

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Of course, this hasn’t come without criticism from individuals who feel the course would encourage students to become shooters…

“I don’t even see the point in that,” Jenny Rorie said“I don’t think they should, there’s enough violence going on without them doing that.”

“I think it would hurt and help. It’s kind of like a catch-22,” said Tanica Wilkerson.

“I think high school is a little early. I think some of those kids are not ready for that type of environment, to be exposed to something like that. I don’t feel like they’re mature enough.”

Under federal law, citizens under the age of 21 can’t purchase handguns, but 18 year-olds can purchase shotguns or rifles. These are the types of guns that would be part of the proposed high school course.

The bill says live ammunition won’t be allowed in class, but it doesn’t say whether guns can be present.

While adults argue over this bill, 6-year-old Evelyn had some of the best insight:

“If you see someone around you with a gun, you need to know how to handle it.”amen

Her parents did not give their opinion on the bill but did say teaching kids how to properly handle a firearm was an important lesson.

The bill has passed its first reading in the house. It’s now on its way to the House Committee on Education for debate. If passed, it will take effect at the start of the 2017-2018 school year.

New York State High School Uses Trump, Mussolini, Hitler to Teach Fascism Lesson


Authored By Andrew West March 22, 2017

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In the case of President Donald Trump, it seems that his opponents are relying only on their unhealthy obsession with history’s greatest villains to defame the leader of the free world.

As with any other enemy of the left, Trump is apparently Hitler.  This is the same ridiculous and tired argument that liberals and democrats make every single time they disagree with a republican politician.  If the accusations weren’t so completely predictable, they could possibly carry some weight, but the fact that calling someone “Hitler” in the leftists’ nuclear option, you’d think they’d save it for more important battles.

But, no.  The left is completely happy attempting, over and over again, to tag Trump as a fascist, with no other argument other than their pathetic name-calling.

Now, one teacher in New York State has taken the unacceptable name-calling of our President to the next level, and is indoctrinating her 10th grade students with an absurdly biased curriculum.

“A tenth grade teacher at Saratoga Springs High School led a discussion on the rise of fascism during World War Two by referencing President Trump.

‘“It’s total indoctrination,’ said Melissa, the parent who contacted me. She asked that I not use her last name. ‘It’s not their place to indoctrinate our children. It’s their job to teach the facts. Healthy debate is one thing but this definitely crossed the line.’

“The entire lesson plan was posted on the school district’s website. But once I started poking around and asking questions, the lesson was hidden behind a password protected wall.

“’Trump has absolutely no relation to World War Two. There’s no reason why he should be included with Stalin, Mussolini or Hitler,’ the mom said. They are trying to link him to the leaders of that time. That crosses a line.’

“Another graphics listed ‘early warning signs of fascism’:

“·      Nationalism

·      Obession with national security

·      Religion and government intertwined

·      Rampant sexism

·      Fraudulent elections

·      Obsession with crime and punishment”

Of course, the absurdity of these claims determines that they will be easily dismissed by level-headed adults.  The true issue here, as one parent put it, is the indoctrination of our youth into these haphazard patterns of thought.  These malleable teens should be coaxed into forming their own opinions about the world around them and the nation that they live in.  They should never be forced into one pattern of thought just because that pattern syncs up with the delusions of their teachers.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Andrew West

Andrew West is a Georgia-based political enthusiast and lover of liberty. When not writing, you can find Mr. West home brewing his own craft beer, perfecting his home-made hot sauce recipes, or playing guitar.

College Honors Program Pays Students To Take ‘White Privilege’ And BLM Courses


Authored by Photo of Rob Shimshock Rob Shimshock | Education Reporter | 10:46 PM 03/05/2017

URL of the original posting site:  http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/05/college-honors-program-pays-students-to-take-white-privilege-and-blm-courses/#ixzz4aaj3sTNN

An honors program at a public university gives students a scholarship and early course signup and lets them use laptops if they take classes on subjects like “white privilege” and Black Lives Matter, which both have community engagement components.

Sam Houston State University in Texas (SHSU) offers a scholarship of up to $2,800 to students who take these courses or others as part of its Elliott T. Bowers Honors College. Students who gain admission into the Honors College can sign up for courses earlier than their non-Honors peers, obtain access to a special computer center, and “automatically receive the Bowers Scholarship upon acceptance into the college.” The Honors students also graduate with distinction and gain usage of cameras, video cameras, and laptops for their class projects.

“Understanding Whiteness: Historic and Contemporary Viewpoints on Privilege,” asks SHSU Honors students “how might white people better understand white privilege and their potential role in dismantling systemic racism?” and requires students to “engage in personal self-reflection” and “educate others about white privilege through action research projects and community engagement initiatives.” The seminar examines “white privilege” from modern and historical perspectives, e.g., “the social construction of whiteness,” as well as “key historic events and movements advancing white privilege (eugenics, global colonization, holocaust).”

The Black Lives Matter Honors College seminar is taught by associate professor Ervin Malakaj, who co-chairs SHSU’s Diversity Committee for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

“The Black Lives Matter movement has called on Americans to address the racial violence, mass incarceration, and dehumanizing social policies directed at African Americans,” reads the seminar description. The BLM course is part of SHSU’s Academic Community Engagement (ACE) program, which blends teaching with community engagement.

Other seminars offered by the Honors College include a course examining the “physiology of sexual function,” and a course called, “Culture and Society: Harry Potter.”

SHSU, a taxpayer-funded public school, also offers three other scholarships to its Honors College participants, with amounts set at $500 per semester and $500 per year.

San Diego Schools Using Muslim Group with Ties to Terrorism to Fight Islamophobia


waving flagAuthored By Dave Jolly February 10, 2017

Have you ever heard of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) or know who they really are?

According to the FBI, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim American Society (MAS) both serve as front groups to help funnel money and information to the Islamic terrorist groups. Not only does the FBI list them as having ties to terrorists, but the United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently listed both CAIR and MAS as being foreign terrorist groups. The UAE has outlawed both groups from operating in their country.America are you really paying attention

In 2014, Barack Obama met leaders of CAIR and MAS and agreed to work together to fight the decision of the UAE in listing them as terrorist organizations. In 2009 our own FBI cut all ties with CAIR because they were not an appropriate group to be associated with.

Prior to that in 2006, CAIR was an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial, in which the Holy Land Foundation was found guilty of funneling millions of dollars to Hamas. The US Department of Justice (before Obama and Holder corrupted it) stated that CAIR was involved in the conspiracy to finance Islamic terrorism and that they took their orders directly from the Muslim Brotherhood.

Rep. Michele Bachmann, (R-MN) commented about Obama’s working with CAIR and MAS and told WND:

“The president is going exactly in the opposite direction of trying to stamp out terrorism.”

“It’s interesting that the administration has parted ways with its own position and is now meeting with a U.S. court designated co-conspirator of terrorist financing.”

“CAIR is a front group for the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States, as is the Muslim Student Association, and they try to present a storefront view of moderate, mainstream Muslim thought when, in fact, they are just the opposite.”

“They (CAIR) tend to be the mask covering up violent jihad across the globe. They pretend to be the mouthpiece of moderation when, in fact, they are anything but.”

As a parent, now that you know a little bit of who and what CAIR is, how would you feel if you found out that the public school your kids were attending had CAIR helping sell and convince your kids that Islam is a safe and peaceful religion? According to a recent report from EAGNews:

“The San Diego school board’s anti-Islamophobia campaign kicked off at Logan Elementary School Thursday with lessons from the Council on American-Islamic Relations.”i-am-definitly-not-okay-with-that

“CAIR spokesman Hanif Mohebi told the mostly Latino seventh- and eighth-graders he was just like them once, and Muslim bullying is the same thing as Latino bullying, according to KPBS.”

“‘Where you’re sitting, I used to sit there,’ Mohebi said. ‘And without my beard, I used to look exactly like you, and people used to think I’m Mexican. So I’ve heard all the negative stuff that they will say. And it hurts.’”

“The district-sponsored presentation came with pamphlets that read ‘Know your rights as a Muslim youth in school,’ and tips on handling deescalating Muslim bullying situations.”

“It’s part of the board’s promise to the people in response to ‘heated campaign rhetoric’ and pressure from CAIR and its followers to address alleged rampant bullying of Muslim students. The Muslim advocacy group pointed to a years old study it produced that contends 55 percent of Muslim students in California have faced bullying or discrimination, most of which was verbal, KPBS reports.”

Knowing the history of CAIR, you can bet that their in-school program is not just about bullying, but has a lot to do with trying to brainwash kids into believing that Islam is not dangerous or anything to be feared. CAIR teaching kids how great Islam is like, is like placing a fox to guard a coup of chickens – a very deadly situation.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dave Jolly

R.L. David Jolly holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Biology – Population Genetics. He has worked in a number of fields, giving him a broad perspective on life, business, economics and politics. He is a very conservative Christian, husband, father and grandfather who cares deeply for his Savior, family and the future of our troubled nation.

South Carolina 6th Graders Learn Five Pillars of Islam


waving flagAuthored by Trey Sanchez

Kids in public schools learning about the religion of Islam in great detail continues to happen in the U.S.A.

TruthRevolt has kept a careful eye on this phenomenon, reporting on instances such as in California, Florida, Tennessee, and Minnesota where students either sang songs about Ramadan (complete with the lyrics “Allahu Akbar”), designed a Muslim prayer rug, or wrote down the five pillars of Islam, including “all people must submit to Allah.”

The latest has occurred in Summerville, South Carolina at Alston Middle School, where 6th graders learned about the five pillars and were instructed on the “correct” interpretation of verses from the Koran.

EAGnews.org obtained a copy of one of the worksheets that included a fill-in-the-blanks section which stated:

“Islam is a religion of (peace). If I believe in Islam, I am called a (Muslim). In the Islamic religion, we call God (Allah). I may dress differently than other kids. I feel (bad) that a few people of my religion committed terrorist acts. I do not believe in terrorists’ idea of a ‘holy war.’”Islam is NOT

One parent told a local news station that permission should’ve been asked for before giving a lesson on religious values.

Similar complaints have been across the country. The near-indoctrination was getting so bad in Tennessee, lawmakers introduced a bill in 2015 to curb the amount of time spent on Islamic lessons. CAIR called the move “anti-Islam” but parents across the Bible Belt state had become concerned that more time was spent covering the doctrines of Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism but not Christianity. Usually, that topic was reserved for when the class studied the “Age of Exploration” and learned how Christians persecuted others in Western Europe.America Never Forget

A district official in Summerville said the Islam worksheets are approved by the South Carolina curriculum standards and are used in part of the study of civilizations. Christianity is one of the world religions to be covered in future lessons.

It was noted that parents can opt their children out if they contact the school.

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They Grew Up in a Poor Neighborhood. How School Choice Changed These Brothers’ Lives.


Authored by Kelsey Harkness / / December 26, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://dailysignal.com/2016/12/26/they-grew-up-in-a-poor-neighborhood-how-school-choice-changed-these-brothers-lives/

The program provides low-income families vouchers to send their children to private schools, and has shown a promising ability to increase graduation rates. However, many—including teachers unions, the Obama administration, and the education establishment—have worked to shut down the program.picture7

partyof-deceit-spin-and-liesWatch the video to see how the program influenced the Battle family, and to hear why Calvin and Carlos think programs like it could help others succeed not just in school, but in life.

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WATCH: U.S. Students Support BARBARIC MUSLIM PRACTICE – This Is A NEW Low!


waving flagPublished on January 3, 2017

URL of the original posting site: http://clashdaily.com/2017/01/watch-u-s-students-support-barbaric-muslim-practice-new-low/

How ignorant these ‘Ivy League’ college students are is unbelievably SHOCKING. Firebrand Pamela Geller’s organization, American Freedom Defense Initiative, released a video today that will make you rethink Columbia University as an option for your kids and grandkids.

AFDI reporter, Laura Loomer, went to the Columbia University campus and asked students:

‘Should Planned Parenthood fund clitoridectomy?’

They hear the words ‘Planned Parenthood’ and their brain shuts off. Should they fund it? Sure! After all, it’s ‘her body her choice’, right?

Idiots.hell-no

Female Genital Mutilation occurs mostly on children under the age of 15. They don’t get to choose.

Also, Fun Fact: FGM is illegal in the United States.

From WomensHealth.gov:

FGC is against the law in the United States. The United States and many other countries consider FGC a violation of women’s rights and a form of child abuse. Federal law makes it a crime to perform FGC on a girl younger than 18 or to take or attempt to take a girl out of the United States for FGC. Girls and women who have experienced FGC are not at fault and have not broken any U.S. laws.

The United States considers FGC to be a serious human rights abuse and a form of gender-based violence and child abuse. Many girls have FGC forced on them and have no choice about whether it happens. It is painful and offers no health benefits. And FGC often causes long-term physical and mental health problems. For these reasons, the U.S. government works with other governments and organizations to help end the practice.mutilation

Even the uber-liberal United Nations World Health Organization thinks that Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is wrong.

From the WHO website:

FGM is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. It reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women. It is nearly always carried out on minors and is a violation of the rights of children. The practice also violates a person’s rights to health, security and physical integrity, the right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and the right to life when the procedure results in death.

Female genital mutilation is classified into 4 major types.

Type 1: Often referred to as clitoridectomy, this is the partial or total removal of the clitoris (a small, sensitive and erectile part of the female genitals), and in very rare cases, only the prepuce (the fold of skin surrounding the clitoris).
Type 2: Often referred to as excision, this is the partial or total removal of the clitoris and the labia minora (the inner folds of the vulva), with or without excision of the labia majora (the outer folds of skin of the vulva ).
Type 3: Often referred to as infibulation, this is the narrowing of the vaginal opening through the creation of a covering seal. The seal is formed by cutting and repositioning the labia minora, or labia majora, sometimes through stitching, with or without removal of the clitoris (clitoridectomy).
Type 4: This includes all other harmful procedures to the female genitalia for non-medical purposes, e.g. pricking, piercing, incising, scraping and cauterizing the genital area.aaa

The question asked to students was if Planned Parenthood should fund ‘clitoridectomies’.

Watch:

It’s shocking how many people don’t want to admit to their own

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ignorance and just say, ‘Yeah, that sounds good.’ They’re agreeing to the mutilation of girls for solely misogynistic reasons. And they don’t even realize it. They’re too busy dodging and weaving and trying to not be ‘intolerant’.

Some practices are vile and need to end. It’s ok to be ‘intolerant’ of those things. This is one of them.

Public College Offers Blacks-Only Classes, Claims It’s Totally Okay


waving flagAuthored by Photo of Blake Neff Blake Neff, Reporter, 08/08/2016

“College: Changes, Challenges, Choice” is a one-credit introductory course at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, and is intended to help new students “assess your purpose for college, assess your study strategies, set college and career goals, examine your values and decision-making skills, and develop an appreciation for diversity.”Delusional Mental Illness Gibberish

But while the class may want students to appreciate diversity, the school doesn’t practice what it preaches. Two sections of the class are specifically set aside exclusively for black students, who make up about 10 percent of Moraine Valley’s 34,000 students. The special classes were first reported on by The Chicago Tribune after it was notified by the parents of several students.

Moraine Valley says it’s simply trying to improve the odds of success for black students, who are typically less likely to graduate from the school. The school has defended its action by pointing out that it has been creating classes targeted to certain demographic groups for some time. Previous classes have been open exclusively to veterans, older students and Hispanics. Whatever its justifications, though, it’s not clear that Moraine’s policy is even legal. The federal Title VI law prohibits racial discrimination in all programs that receive federal funds, and it’s hard to imagine a genuine case of racial segregation not violating the law.

Margarent Lehner, the school’s vice president for institutional advancement, told Inside Higher Ed that the classes should be fine because separate but equal versions of the class are available for members of other races.

“Because a few people object to it should not be a deciding factor in limiting these opportunities for at-risk students,” she said. “We certainly are not hampering other students also being successful. We have the same courses available to them as well.”gag me

Moraine Valley’s predicament is similar to a recent one at Michigan State University, where a longstanding women-only study lounge was shut down shortly after a college professor discovered it and argued that it was a violation of Title IX’s ban on sex discrimination. (RELATED: MSU Hit With Civil Rights Complaint Over Girls-Only Study Lounge)

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Professors investigated for presenting opposing viewpoints


 waving flagBy Ashe Schow  (@AsheSchow) 6/22/16  Writer, The Washington Examiner

Complaints about professors’ teachings were made to Northern Colorado’s “Bias Response Team

Two professors at the University of Northern Colorado were investigated after students complained that they were forced to hear opposing viewpoints. The complaints were made to Northern Colorado’s “Bias Response Team,” an Orwellian office on campus that asks students to report their peers and professors for anything that upsets or offends them. When the news outlet Heat Street made an open records request for some of the complaints, it discovered that two students had become so upset about having to hear an opinion they disagreed with they filed reports with school administrators.AWWW Poor Baby

And rather than telling the students to buck up because they might hear those opinions outside of college or on the news or in the media, the schools told the professors to stop teaching that there’s an alternate viewpoint.mental illness

One professor instructed his students to read an article from the Atlantic written by Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s president Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt titled “The Coddling of the American Mind.” The article explains that allowing students to hide from controversial and upsetting ideas (like through the use of “safe spaces” or “trigger warnings”) actually harms those students by not allowing them to confront those opinions.

After reading the article, the professor asked his students to address controversial topics such as abortion, gay marriage, global warming and transgenderism. The professor made no indication as to what his opinion on the matters was, but one student, who identifies as transgender, was upset that the professor even referenced the opinion that “transgender is not a real thing, and no one can truly feel like they are born in the wrong body.”extra bowl of stupid

Instead of learning how to confront this opinion and be able to adequately teach someone how they are wrong to believe that, the student felt they shouldn’t have had to hear it in the first place.

“I would just like the professor to be educated about what trans is and how what he said is not okay because as someone who truly identifies as a transwomen [sic] I was very offended and hurt by this,” the student wrote in their complaint.mental illness

Never mind that the professor wasn’t even expressing his own opinion — this student just wanted the discussion shut down. And the school obliged.Gaged by the Left

A member of the Bias Response Team “advised [the professor] not to revisit transgender issues in his classroom if possible to avoid the students expressed concerns.” He was also told “to avoid stating opinions [his or those of the authors] on the topic as he had previously when working from the Atlantic article.”Assault

This is what America’s colleges are becoming.

Another Northern Colorado professor was also investigated by the BRT (notice how the acronym sounds like “brat”) for assigning controversial reading on homosexuality.

“Specifically there were two topics of debate that triggered them and personally felt like an attack on their identity (GodHatesFags.com: Is this harmful? Is this acceptable? Is this Christianity? And gay marriage: Should it be legal? Is homosexuality immoral as Christians suggest?),” the BRT’s report said.

As with the other complaining student, this one felt the class should not have to hear an opinion counter to what they believe.

“I do not believe that students should be required to listen to their own rights and personhood debated,” the student wrote. “[This professor] should remove these topics from the list of debate topics. Debating the personhood of an entire minority demographic should not be a classroom exercise, as the classroom should not be an actively hostile space for people with underprivileged identities.”Did you just hear what your mouth said

From the questions posed to the class about the topic, it was pretty clear the professor did not agree that homosexuality is immoral. No matter — universities are now expected to be debate- and discussion-free zones.definetly

The professor was not found to have discriminated against anyone, but a member of the BRT met with him to “have a conversation … [and] listen to his perspective, share the impact created for the student and dialogue about options to strengthen his teaching.”mental illness

Because one student in one class was offended, the professor has to change his teaching method. What it means is that our institutions of higher learning are no longer run by adults.Words are suppose to hurt

Ashe Schow is a commentary writer for the Washington Examiner.

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Parents OUTRAGED After 8th-Graders Get This Shockingly Racist, Violent Math Quiz


waving flagBy: John Falkenberg on June 2, 2016

URL of the original posting site: http://conservativetribune.com/parents-outraged-8th-graders/

An Alabama middle school teacher has been suspended for forcing her students to take a wildly racist 10-question quiz. The assessment referred to drive-by shootings, drugs, prostitutes and pimps — to eighth-graders at Burns Middle School in Mobile, according to WPMI in Mobile.

Fortunately, one of her students had the presence of mind to report the incident to his mother, the station reported.

This is the quiz Joanne Bolser distributed to her eighth-graders:

The LA Math Proficiency Test has been circulating - and getting teachers into trouble - since the early 1990s

What did you say 04.jpgThey make a list of basic math questions known as the LA Math Proficiency Test.”

One of which goes as follows.

“Tyrone knocked up four girls in a gang. There are 20 girls in the gang. What is the exact percentage of girls Tyrone knocked up?”

Another one: “Desmond gets $200 for a BMW, $150 for a Corvette, $100 for a 4×4. If he steals one BMW, 2 Corvettes, and 3 4x4s, how many more Corvettes does he need to get to $900?”

Which doesn’t even make sense — the answer would be 2/3 of a Corvette.

The teacher was set to retire this year. If she’s lucky, she will see her retirement, instead of the severe repercussions she deserves.

According to WALA, the students were happy to laugh it off until Bolser told them that they had to finish it and turn it in.

The district was appalled.

“We regret this happened. We have 7,500 employees at Mobile Public Schools and we overwhelmingly have excellent teachers,” said the spokesman. “This is a shame that it’s taking away from their work.”

Middle schools are fertile ground for controversies, whether from the left or from the right, but this is one area where just about everyone should agree the questions were inappropriate. Bolser isn’t the first to give this test. Teachers in California, Texas, New Mexico, and Illinois have all handed out versions of the test, and they were all suspended.

H/T U.K. Daily Mail

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4-Year-Old Booted from Preschool for This Bizarre Reason


waving flagBy Michael Ware April 7, 2016

It is surprising to me how many people continue to allow We have been torn aparttheir children to be brainwashed in the state-run schools. It should not be a hard connection to make between the loss of our children and the fact that they attended the same education system. But, one would think that they would at least wait until the second grade to begin the mush mind program. But this is not the case.

Christian News reports

A four-year-old girl in Colorado has been booted from preschool after her mother expressed concern over diversity teaching in the classroom that included books on homosexuality and gender identity.

 R.B. Sinclair told the Denver Post this week that her daughter’s preschool teacher at Montview Community Preschool and Kindergarten had been reading books to the children on same-sex “couples” and about worms questioning their gender.

There seems to be no limit to how early they will start the reprograming of the children. Why would a preschooler need to learn about homosexuality? Why are we talking with them about sexuality at all? The reason is simple; falsehood takes longer to sink in.

These children have to hear this filth over and over before it becomes second nature to them. But does this not prove that they instinctively know that it is not normal or right? Does this not show that this is a perversion?

But the “Uneducators” see things differently or at least that is what they would have us believe.

Christian News continues

“Biases start as kids get older and start to see differences as negative. At a young age, kids are exploring all different kinds of things,” Kim Bloemen, director of early childhood education for the Boulder Valley School District, told the Denver Post. “It’s about just providing them with all these experiences.”engineering

The reality is we have left our moorings. We have nothing to keep us bound securely to truth. Without God’s word or Law, there are no bounds to our perversion. I discuss this in my book: An Everlasting Covenant. Buy at Amazon.

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