Edumication


A Southern California school district is standing by an eighth-grade writing assignment that asked students to argue whether they believed the Holocaust was fact or fiction.

The Rialto Unified School District argues that the assignment was meant to teach students how to objectively evaluate conflicting opinions, the Los Angeles Daily News reported.

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A new word-discouragement campaign at Duke University has labeled phrases such as “Man Up,” “That’s So Gay,” and “Don’t Be a Pussy” offensive language that “delegitimizes” homosexuality and oppresses and insults people.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A bill that passed the Assembly with unanimous bipartisan support Thursday encourages California schools to teach students about the racial significance of Barack Obama’s presidency.

The Assembly approved AB1912 with a 71-0 vote and no debate or discussion. It now heads to the state Senate.

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The use of well-known brand names in school tests has led to accusations that education boards are making product placement deals.

Nike, Barbie and iPod were among the more famous brands to have appeared in a recent New York Common Core standardized English test taken by more than a million students in grades three to eight. Other brands included Life Savers and Mug Root Beer.

Outraged parents have demanded an explanation for why specific brand names were used in the tests – with some suggesting they’ve become little more than just another way of advertising to young children.

But New York state education officials and the test publisher insist the brand references were not paid product placement and just happened to be contained in previously published passages selected for the tests.

Some critics claim the use of brand names for whatever reason is still commercializing exams.

Josh Golin, associate director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, said: ‘It just seems so unnecessary.

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Brooke Kimbrough is holding the sign

First, we should remember that Brooke Kimbrough is still in high school. She is, as the Beatles once sang, just 17.

So even if she ruffled feathers this past week claiming she should have been admitted to the University of Michigan — despite lower grades and test scores — because she is African American and the school needs diversity, the best thing is not to insult her or dismiss her.

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I began by asking Brooke about her high school — because I’ve been there. University Prep Academy is one of the top charter schools in Detroit.

Labeling ‘University Prep Academy as one of the top charter schools in Detroit’ is telling because according to the ‘MI Dept. of Education’, University Prep Academy is rated 3 (graded a D) on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best).

If a D rating is considered one of the best in the Detroit school system…

99% of the students are Black at UPA, and 1% multi-racial.

83% receive free or reduced priced lunch

Brooke and her brothas and sistahs at UPA are totally funded by evil racist White men and I would suggest she and her brothas and sistahs not bite the hands that feed their ingrate free-loading gluttonous asses. For one day Brooke and her brothas and sistahs might have to get off of their ‘diversified’ ingrate free-loading gluttonous asses and actually earn their way through life. What are the odds?

Brooke Kimbrough (center with thang-a-ma-nig on her head)

Activists with the radical pro-affirmative action group, By Any Means Necessary, staged a protest on Tuesday featuring a black Detroit high school student who was denied admission to the University of Michigan.

The student, Brooke Kimbrough, claimed UM rejected her because of her “morals,” and not her below-average ACT score of 23. (The average U-M student has a score between 28 and 32.)

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A bit of info about Brooke Kimbrough’s high school (University Preparatory Academy (PSAD)-High School) from MI Dept. of Education :

99% black and 1% multi-racial

According to test scores on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) UPA is rated a 3 (failure).

83% receive free or reduced priced lunch

TOPEKA, Kan. – Stunned teachers union officials in Kansas are crying foul, claiming the state legislature pulled a fast one on them last week by approving a school financing bill that would also do away with the teacher tenure system.

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Eighth grade students line up and wait patiently, Indian music playing softly in the background, for their teacher Savita Narang to apply a red dot, a tika, to their forehead — a token of good luck for their upcoming exams. Later, students beg for permission to decorate their hands with Henna, which Narang obliges.

For the 32 students in the enrichment course at Desert Shadows Middle School in Nogales, it’s a typical day of learning about the culture of a country halfway around the world.

Narang is one of more than a dozen teachers from India working in the Santa Cruz Valley and Nogales unified school districts, who contribute academically and culturally to students in the area.

Most often, these schools turn to agencies for hiring help in areas such as math, science and special education. There are five teachers from India who are teaching in SCVUSD and 10 at NUSD.

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What, they couldn’t find any illegal alien teachers in a school district that’s predominately Mexican illegal alien?

ARKPORT, N.Y. – Were officials in the Arkport Central School District being petty and vindictive in their treatment of children whose parents removed them from Common Core testing?

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Say, that reminds me…

Is ice cream considered junk food?

And: “crusty ass broccoli”

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