WND Exclusive – Now We Need a College Degree to Parent?

Last week the Washington Post reported that the District of Columbia will be the first in the nation “to require child care workers to get college degrees.”

Yes, you read that correctly. All child care workers in Washington, D.C., must earn a “bachelor’s degree in early-childhood education” in order to take care of your diaper-donned infants.

“The new regulations put the District at the forefront of a national effort to improve the quality of care and education for the youngest learners. City officials want to address an academic achievement gap between children from poor and middle-class families that research shows is already evident by the age of 18 months,” writes the Post. read more

Christian Student Apparently Suspended for Being Christian

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Christians are among the most, if not the most persecuted peoples on the planet. One might argue that no – it’s the Jews. It may be a one and one-A type of thing, but as there are many more Christians, I think the title of most persecuted should go to us.

We hear horror stories of Christians being exterminated in the Middle East – and Europe, as it transforms into Euro-Islam, is becoming increasing hostile to Christians.

Here in the land of the free and home of the brave, intolerance of Christians and Christian beliefs is a relatively new phenomenon. But as the American left becomes more radically secular, they have little patience or tolerance for Christian beliefs with all our “God” rules.

Another odd thing has happened over the last several years – one I wrote about in World Net Daily just a few weeks ago. The title of that piece was “The clueless left’s alignment with radical Islam.” You may review it here.

Radical Islamists of the Muslim Brotherhood have chosen radical leftist groups to unwitting become useful idiots for the Brotherhood’s Civilization Jihad.

So when I read that a student at Rollins College in Orlando Florida was suspended due to a complaint by his Muslim professor, my radar naturally went up. Could this be another case of Christian persecution, or a Christian gone wild? read more

Roosevelt University’s anti-Trump Safe Space

from the College Fix:

Roosevelt University has launched a self-described safe space campaign that includes posting “symbolic” signs across its urban and suburban campuses stating “Inclusion Has No Borders” in response to President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.

The university’s newly formed Outreach, Advocacy, Social Justice, Information and Safety (OASIS) Committee announced the campaign last week. The effort includes posting the “Inclusion Has No Borders” signage around the university, which has campuses in Chicago and nearby Schaumburg, Illinois.

Students, faculty and staff have been encouraged to post the signs on campus and use the hashtag “#YouAreWelcomeHere” on their social media accounts. read more

A Slave Auction in 2017 America

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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I don’t think anyone would ever mistake me for a leftist – not even being left leaning. There’s not much about them that makes any sense and the decisions they make, the opinions they have, tend to be highly contradictory at times.

Their views on children, for example. They teach children about separation of Church and State, but dress them up in Hijabs, conduct mock prayers to Allah and teach them the Five Pillars of Islam.

They teach children about the dangers of predatory men in the schoolyard, the playground, on the streets and online. Yet they insist that everyone should be able to use the same bathroom.

The left insists on coddling children – protecting them from every potentially dangerous or controversial situation (when it suits their political agenda). They claim that we must shield them from disappointment and anything which can damage a young student’s self-esteem or hurt their little feelings. read more

Students Learn Behavior from Their Professors

from Thomas Sowell:

Many people seem shocked at the recent savagery of a mob of students at Middlebury College, who rioted to prevent Charles Murray from addressing a student group who had invited him to speak. They also inflicted injuries requiring hospitalization on a woman from the faculty who was with him.

Where have all these shocked people been all these years? What happened at Middlebury College has been happening for decades, all across the country, from Berkeley to Harvard. Moreover, even critics of the Middlebury College rioters betray some of the same irresponsible mindset as that of the young rioters.

The moral dry rot in academia — and beyond — goes far deeper than student storm troopers at one college. read more

The Middlebury Monopoly

from Thomas Sowell:

Many people seem shocked at the recent savagery of a mob of students at Middlebury College, who rioted to prevent Charles Murray from addressing a student group who had invited him to speak. They also inflicted injuries requiring hospitalization on a woman from the faculty who was with him.

Where have all these shocked people been all these years? What happened at Middlebury College has been happening for decades, all across the country, from Berkeley to Harvard. Moreover, even critics of the Middlebury College rioters betray some of the same irresponsible mindset as that of the young rioters.

The moral dry rot in academia — and beyond — goes far deeper than student storm troopers at one college. read more

New York Public Schools Prefer Illiterate Teachers

by: the Common Constitutionalist:

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Today, one of parents’ greatest fears is making certain their kids receive a good education. It’s gotten so ridiculous in some sectors of society that expecting parents are interviewing and reserving space in the finest kindergarten long before the child is born.

Liberal elitists are especially susceptible to this inter-parent peer pressure – to get their children into the finest schools. And of course the elites, in places like Washington D.C, San Francisco, L.A. or New York, would never stoop so low as to allow little Penelope or Reginald to attend a public school, where they might have to interact with the serfdom class. The country club class insists on the finest education for their offspring, and despite their rhetoric, don’t believe this can be achieved in a public school.

I don’t know about those other cities, but regarding New York, I’m going to break from my norm and side with the elitists on this one. As bad as New York public schools are presently, they are about to get a lot worse.

The Poughkeepsie Journal reports that, “New York education officials are poised to scrap a test designed to measure the reading and writing skills of people trying to become teachers…”

Now why would the New York Education Department do such a thing? Care to take a guess? If you guessed racism, you win the prize. Actually there is no prize other than the satisfaction that you have an understanding of the liberal mind – where if all is not right with their world, the fault must be due to racism. read more

Another Teacher Exposed as a Leftist Radical

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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In the days of old, when I was in school, I carried with me a small audio recorder. Back then, we had these mini cassette tapes. Many people used them for dictation. I took mine to class. When the teacher began to speak on a topic I thought might be of particular import, I switched it on while I was taking notes, just in case I missed something.

It was no smartphone, but still a very handy tool. Not once do I recall a teacher or professor telling me to “turn that thing off” – that I didn’t have permission to record in class. In fact, most thought it a pretty good idea.

That was then – when teachers were paid to teach, not advocate. To this day, I don’t believe I knew the political affiliation of a single one. Doubtful a student today could make the same claim.

Today is an entirely different atmosphere, in college, and increasingly in high school classrooms. It seems today, teachers are doing everything but teaching. They join and sometimes organize protests, marches and sit-ins. They advocate for every wacky liberal cause imaginable, and from the sound of some, they appear to not know enough to teach the subject for which they are being paid. But really, many are being paid to indoctrinate – not teach. read more

Leftists Go Nuts at the Thought of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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The intolerance of the “tolerant” left has never been more evident than during the many cabinet hearings this year. The democrat vitriol has been on full display in virtual every hearing, but possibly none more contentious than that of nominee for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos. Although it may be a toss-up between her and Jeff Sessions – a 1 and 1-A type of thing.

Let me go on record, saying emphatically, that there should be no education Secretary, because there should be no federal Department of Education.

But since there is, and it doesn’t appear President Trump has any design to dump it, we must have someone to run it, so Trump has chosen the multibillionaire DeVos, as the left prefers to describe her.

Radical leftists have lost their minds over DeVos. The College Fix reported  on a Facebook post by UC Berkeley Professor Robert Reich, former labor secretary under Bill Clinton and senior whack-job of MoveOn.org saying: “DeVos knows nothing about public education, cares nothing for public education, has never even been publicly-educated, and appears to have learned nothing in her briefings for the hearing. If she’s confirmed, anyone can be confirmed for anything.”

Well, knowing nothing more than this, she has my endorsement. But Reich isn’t too far off, regarding his comment that the Senate will confirm anyone for anything. read more

My WND Exclusive – For Teachers, Ideology Trumps Intelligence

Some of the wackiest places on the planet today are American schools. Literally every day of the year I have the opportunity to write about some liberal foolishness happening on a college campus or public secondary school, should I choose. There are several excellent websites devoted to nothing but leftism in education, and they are never wanting for fresh material.

But this is to be expected in the today’s world of academia. Colleges and universities pump out radical leftist activists and send them out to pose as teachers and administrators. They are the ones who teach little Johnny and Janey that students should expect to spend their formative years, and beyond, safe from conflict and controversy – and that anyone who disrupts the physical and mental safety of the delicate flowers can and should be dealt with harshly. read more