September 2, 2015
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NY Common Core advocate’s THREAT to parents

Megan King works with her sons, 9 and 11, at her home in Lawrence, Kan. King pulled her children out of public school because of Common Core standards and now home schools. (AP File Photo) Many public primary and secondary schools are dangerous places. The Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics show that in 2012, there were about 749,200 violent assaults on students. In [...]

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Mother robs three banks in 30 minutes to pay for daughter’s graduation party

TAMPA, Fla. – A Florida mother faces up to 20 years in prison after she robbed multiple banks this spring to finance her daughter’s graduation party and cover rent. Cindy Sanchez Carabeo, 50, pleaded guilty to one count of interfering with interstate commerce by robbery in a plea deal with prosecutors last week, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Carabeo robbed three banks within a half hour in May and made off with about $6,000 [...]

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EDITORIAL: Cuomo's 'Enough Is Enough' gets it half right

Bill includes $4.5 million for a specialized police unit to help curtail sexual assaults on campuses across New York. Under the law, all state and private colleges are required to implement affirmative consent policies. In July, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) signed into law the “Enough is Enough” legislation in an effort to protect college students in the state from sexual assault. But college students beware: this legislation is sure to take your [...]

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Columbia Univ. students offended by 'Consent is bae' posters

A university in New York City is facing criticism for promoting affirmative consent with a slogan that has been variously described as both patronizing and racially insensitive. As part of its “Sexual Violence Response” (SVR) campaign, Columbia University is displaying posters declaring that, “CONSENT IS BAE,” followed by the hashtag “BeforeAnythingElse,” according to a post in the student blog Bwog . The anonymous tipster who first brought attention to the posters told Bwog some [...]

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YAL students confronted while passing out Constitutions

According to Anthony Palumbo, a first-year law student, a university official confronted the group within about five minutes of them beginning to set up pro-liberty and free market signs. The group is not registered yet with the university. Several University of Akron students affiliated with Young Americans for Liberty were confronted Sunday when they attempted to distribute literature on campus. Anthony Palumbo, a first-year law student at the university, told Campus Reform that within [...]

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School erects huge banner to block neighbor’s Confederate flag

WALPOLE, Mass. – Massachusetts’ Walpole School District recently decided to permanently block a citizen’s Confederate flag banner that overlooks a high school athletic field, but opted to keep the school’s Rebels moniker. The Walpole School Committee voted unanimously Thursday to make permanent a 14-by-7-foot banner it erected during last year’s graduation ceremonies to block a neighbor’s large Confederate flag banner alongside Walpole High School’s Turco Field, the Boston Globe reports. The Confederate banner was [...]

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Rahm Emanuel shrugs off parent hunger strike over closing high school

CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel remains unmoved by a gang of protesters who launched a hunger strike in hopes of saving a chronically failing public high school on the city’s south side. This week, hunger strikers Emanuel about the health risks they’re taking to make their point, but the mayor stuck to the facts, and simply explained why their efforts are in vein, WGN-TV reports. “I would remind everybody what they’re trying to work [...]

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Guess who gets the blame for 9/11 in UNC’s ‘Literature of 9/11’ course?

America 12 years after 9/11: Where we are as a nation In case you’re having difficulty with the challenge in the headline, I’ll tell you that the course is not taught by Barack Obama … but it could be. According to the College Fix , the class, offered by the English department at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill explores the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks from the perspective of radical Islamists and [...]

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Mom slams school English assignment glorifying orgies, sex slaves, drug use

FAIR OAKS, Calif. – Del Campo High School students are reading about the fictional Utopian city Omelas, where orgies abound, nude sex slaves roam the streets, and special drugs heighten the depravity with no side effects. Lynnda Vincent doesn’t think the “award winning” short story by Ursula Le Guin is appropriate for her 15-year-old daughter or other students at the school. “She has a paper and she wanted me to look at it because [...]

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Professors threaten bad grades for saying ‘illegal alien,’ ‘male,’ ‘female’

Washington State students risk a failing grade in one course if they use any common descriptors professor considers “oppressive and hateful language.” In another class, students will lose one point every time they use the words “illegal alien” or “illegals” rather than the preferred terms of “‘undocumented’ migrants/immigrants/persons.” Multiple professors at Washington State University have explicitly told students their grades will suffer if they use terms such as “illegal alien,” "male," and “female,” or [...]

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Christian prof. claims he was fired for mentioning God

A professor at Bucks County Community College was fired after using 'God' in a farewell letter to students. The school's dean said the letter was inappropriate and had removed the professor's name from the schedule and would be processing the paperwork for his termination. The professor is contesting his dismissal from the school. A professor at Bucks County Community College (BCCC) in Pennsylvania was fired recently after mentioning God in a farewell letter to [...]

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Liberal students accuse frat of drugging, raping girls

The Student Union at Ohio University advised freshman to avoid the Acacia fraternity because they drug and rape girls. Police say there is no evidence to support the accusations. A journalism professor at Ohio University is advising the fraternity to sue the Student Union for defamation. The Student Union, a liberal student group at Ohio University, advised freshman at the school’s involvement fair Sunday to avoid the Acacia fraternity because members allegedly drug and [...]

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Religious Duke students don't want to read lesbian graphic novel

Duke University's summer reading list included "Fun Home," a graphic novel about a lesbian who grows up with a closeted gay father. With over 1,750 new students, the university said it would be impossible to find a book that would not offend someone. Duke University’s assigned summer reading has sparked controversy among a number of incoming freshmen who believe the graphic novel violates their religious and moral beliefs. The controversy began when incoming freshman, [...]

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Student told she can’t start conservative club

Moriah DeMartino, an incoming freshman at Hagerstown Community College (Md.), wanted to start a Turning Point USA chapter on the campus. She was denied permission on the grounds that the school has a political science club and does not "start new clubs that duplicate the purpose and mission of existing clubs." DeMartino can found a Republican club, but only if a Democrat club is started alongside it. This story has been updated with comments [...]

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