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Petition to apply affirmative action to the basketball team

From the guys that brought you .


Many students support affirmative action, in an effort to promote diversity. They argue that race-based preferences "level the playing field" for disadvantaged minorities. However, these same students refused to sign our petition to apply such policies to the basketball team. At UC Riverside -- where the video was filmed -- 10/11 active players on the team are African American. Why not use affirmative action to promote diversity there? 

Department of Education, short-barreled shotguns, and SWAT raids

Ask any school administrator and they will likely tell you that , BTW. What I do agree with is that the Department of Education does not need them for their business. Do they really need an enforcement arm? They think so. The DoE has been busy and conducting .

According to , this was not the result of defaulted student loans. The real reason, however, is being hidden by the DoE. Here's a that the Department of Education was granted to conduct the raid. I thought we had agencies for that kind of thing already Confused

Federal judge ignores 1st Amendment in lieu of political correctness

The reads "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

I don't see anything in there that could legitimately be used as a defense of the handed down.

A federal judge has ordered a Texas school district to prohibit public prayer at a high school graduation ceremony.

Chief U.S. District Judge Fred Biery’s order against the Medina Valley Independent School District also forbids students from using specific religious words including “prayer” and “amen.”

The ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed by Christa and Danny Schultz. Their son is among those scheduled to participate in Saturday’s graduation ceremony. The judge declared that the Schultz family and their son would “suffer irreparable harm” if anyone prayed at the ceremony.

Sure wish I knew what kind of "irreparable harm" this would cause, I'm very curious what the judge thought was so crucial to protect them from that he felt "prohibiting the free speech" of students was the only option.

NY Officials Want Schools to Teach About Unwanted Baby Laws

What does it say about a society when high schools feel it necessary to educate students on what to do with their unwanted children? .

After two young moms recently abandoned their newborn babies -- one of whom did not survive -- New York officials are proposing that high school curriculum include lessons on what mothers can do if they give birth to a baby they don't want.

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes, State Sen. Eric Adams and State Assemblyman Hakim Jeffries are proposing state legislation requiring the change to high school health curriculum.

The officials envision students being taught in public school about so-called "safe haven laws," which allow a parent to leave a newborn anonymously without prosecution as long as the newborn is abandoned in a safe way.

Parents do not face charges if they bring a newborn to a hospital, police station or fire station that is staffed.

Last weekend, a baby was thrown eight stories down a Brooklyn housing project trash chute and discovered hours later.

The baby boy fell on a mountain of trash and was miraculously not injured.

His mother, 18-year-old Laquasia Wright, was arrested on charges of attempted murder and endangering the welfare of a child.

National Guard school for dropouts

is a pretty cool idea. I had not heard of the program before. The Guard works with at-risk youth in a boot-camp style environment where they are tought to succeed on their own. It is a voluntary program and does not require a commitment to join the NG. More at the website.

Some Idaho teens are one step closer this week to a new program to help them get their lives back on track.

Idaho Adj. Gen. Gary Sayler on Wednesday took the keys to a long-empty school in Pierce that the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program will use, said Col. Tim Marsano, spokesman for the Idaho National Guard.

The Guard will use the school to create a boot camp-style academy for high school dropouts. It targets at-risk youth who are unemployed and drug-free between 16 and 18 years old.

A 22-week residential program is followed by a year of mentoring with volunteers — often Guard members —from their own community.

Guard organizers are now working to hire key staff, raise money and remodel the Pierce school building.

Their goal is to have the first kids in the classroom by July 2012.

“We don’t have all the funding issues worked out yet, but we are well on our way,” Marsano said.

Idaho lawmakers approved the Youth ChalleNGe Program on the final day of the Legislature. There are Youth ChalleNGe programs in 27 states and Puerto Rico.

U.S. flag dissed and dismissed as "impermissible public expression"

A couple of articles along the same lines caught my eye today. First, the California DoT has decided that a monument to fallen soldiers would not be allowed because at the center was the stars and stipes. via :

How to push Marxism in public school classrooms

Succinctly explained by Sarah Knopp, a Los Angeles teachers union leader (in the Tax the Rich shirt) and Megan Behrent a New York City teacher affiliated with the International Socialist Organization. How helpful of them Worried Unbelievable what is going on in classrooms these days.



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