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PJ Media

March 8, 2013

Several newspapers reject the ad. Two apologize for it. And Tufts' President Anthony Monaco condemns it.

Every year, college campuses across the country hold a festival of hatred aimed at Jews and the Jewish state. Israeli Apartheid Week has become notorious for the targeted harassment of Jewish students, support for Hamas, and even physical violence. This year the David Horowitz Freedom Center responded to Israeli Apartheid Week with Islamic Apartheid Week. Unlike Israeli Apartheid Week, which is based on a lie, Islamic Apartheid Week addresses the sexism, homophobia, and religious bigotry threatening minorities in the Muslim world. To promote Islamic Apartheid Week, the Freedom Center attempted to place an advertisement in 40 college papers.

CNS News

March 6, 2013

A New York town that began assigning an armed police officer to guard a high school in the wake of the Connecticut massacre has suspended the program after an officer accidentally discharged his pistol in a hallway while classes were in session.

Lt. James Janso of the Lloyd police department tells media outlets Officer Sean McCutcheon will be suspended while an investigation continues. McCutcheon was assigned to the high school in the Hudson Valley town of Highland in January. Janso says the program has been suspended for now.

CNS News

March 6, 2013

Oberlin College says the FBI has agreed to investigate possible bias incidents at the historically liberal college.

Spokesman Scott Wargo says the college approached the FBI with "significant concerns" about the incidents, which began the first week of February. He says the FBI notified Oberlin on Thursday that it would begin investigating. Classes were canceled Monday after a report of someone wearing what looked like a Ku Klux Klan-type hooded robe on campus.

CNS News

February 27, 2013

A school principal said she's "appalled" by a homework assignment that used scenarios about killing and whipping slaves to teach math.

Adele Schroeter has ordered sensitivity training for the entire staff of Public School 59 in Manhattan following last month's assignment, the Daily News reported Friday. A teacher had asked fourth-graders to write homework questions that blended math and social studies, education officials said. The teacher then used the students' questions, including the slave-related ones, as homework for the class.

earlychildhoodeducation.vanguard.edu

February 27, 2013

What I am hearing as I talk to students at Vanguard this week is, "What effect is Universal Preschool going to have on private and faith based enrollment?"

Right now all preschool teacher education requirements are pretty much equal (with the exception of Head Start schools which have raised the level of education for preschool teachers to a BA Degree).  So, parents who want their children taught with Christian values, with Christian role models, feel their children get the same academic instruction and quality of education as state preschools while benefiting in a sound Christian education.

PJ Media

February 23, 2013

The Website is a barometer of the perfect storm battering the modern university.

"I fell asleep often." This is an anonymous comment by a student on the website "Rate My Professors," where instructors are ranked as "Good Quality," "Average Quality," and "Poor Quality," with anecdotal assessments included. The comment by the sleepy student is not an admission of ill-preparedness, a confession of intellectual laziness, or even simply an acknowledgement of too many nights at the pub. It is a self-evident accusation: the professor who can't keep this student awake is a dull fellow, and other students should beware.

freedomoutpost.com

February 21, 2013

How many ways can the statists take away your life and liberty? At this point it is becoming harder and harder to count them all.

From healthcare to education, from housing to food, the Federal government, under the dictatorship of Barack Obama, is in the process of taking everything in your life out of your hands. I have read that the "Affordable Health Care Act" contains language to allow the state to demand your organs upon your death without your consent. Not at all sure that is so, but if Mayor Bloomberg can mandate what you can't buy to drink and can restrict the use of salt, is there any limit to what the government can and can't do with your body?

commercialfreechildhood.org

February 21, 2013

Did you know: that on any given day, 64% of babies between 1 and 2 watch TV and videos for an average of slightly over 2 hours; that in 2011 there were 3 million downloads just of Fisher Price apps for infants and toddlers.

Research tells us that developing children thrive when they are talked to, read to, played with and given time for creative play, physically active play, and interactions with other children and adults. And there's no research showing the benefits of introducing children to new technologies in the first years of life. Yet educators face increasing pressure to increase the amount of time children spend with digital technologies in early childhood settings, taking valuable time and resources away from activities proven to benefit learning and development.

CNS News

February 12, 2013

Here, in President Barack Obama's words, are 29 new programs he proposed in his State of the Union Address, while asserting he would not increase the federal deficit by a "single dime"

CNS News

February 2, 2013

Authorities in Southern California say a boy and a girl had fingers torn off during a game of tug-of-war at their high school.

Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Miguel Garcia told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune that doctors will try to reattach the fingers belonging to two South El Monte High School students. School district official Edward Zuniga declined to identify the students, but the Tribune reports the girl is a senior on the soccer team and the boy is a football player.

      

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