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“Common Core is Obamacare for Education”

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 5:00pm

The video below is part of an internet based series called Afterburner with Bill Whittle of PJ Media. If you don’t watch it regularly, you should because it’s outstanding.

In this episode, Bill Whittle discusses Common Core, an education curriculum program championed by liberal progressives which we’ve addressed before at College Insurrection.

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Division and Hoaxes: The Race Industry on College Campuses

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 3:30pm

Critic and social commentator Roger Kimball recently took a detailed look at the race industry.

Some of his analysis included a look at its divisive presence on college campuses today, which included a divisive email and a probable hoax

…Racism, Inc. manufactures only one-way ratchets. That is to say, “all animals are equal,...

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Penn State to Pay Almost $60 Million to Victims of Jerry Sandusky

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 2:00pm

Money doesn’t erase memories of abuse but hopefully it will give these people a chance to start over.

Mark Scolforo of The Houston Chronicle reports.

Penn State: 26 people get $59.7M over Sandusky

Penn State said Monday it is paying $59.7 million to 26 young men over claims of child sexual abuse at the...

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Cal State Student: Man-Made Global Warming a Passing Fad

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 12:30pm

California State University – Fullerton student Keith Fiero says anthropogenic global warming, also known as man-made global warming, is a fad.

Our society’s obsession with mass catastrophes is nothing new. We were all there for the Y2K and mad cow disease scares. The Soviet bomb and an invasion from Mars haunted the...

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Hampshire College Cancels Afrobeat Band for Being too White

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 11:00am

Stupidity, political correctness and groupthink rear their ugly heads in Amherst once again.

Lori Stabile of Mass Live reports. Hat tip to Weasel Zippers.

Cancellation of Afrobeat band Shokazoba at Hampshire College’s Hampshire Halloween creates controversy

Shokazoba’s cancellation from the Hampshire Halloween event Friday night at Hampshire College, after one band member said they...

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Texas Students Protest Obamacare With ‘Bloody’ Signs and Professors’ Support

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 9:30am

If the Obama administration believed that young Americans were going to roll over and pay heavily for other people’s healthcare, then a recent demonstration is going to come as a very unpleasant surprise:

With props that included a severed plastic arm and signs that read “Obamacare,” “quality” and “affordable” written in fake blood, a...

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Brown University Rejects Divestment From Coal

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 8:00am

When it comes to the issue of divestment, it looks like Brown is taking a cue from Harvard.

Mark Reynolds of The Providence Journal reports.

Brown University Corp. won’t divest from companies using coal for electricity

The corporation of Brown University will try to address the issue of climate change through teaching, research and...

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“Rape Apologists” Becomes Campus Feminists’ New Battle Cry

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Posted by    Monday, October 28, 2013 at 6:30pm

We have been following the story of the young Ohio University couple who engaged in a public sex act that went viral in the new media.

In the wake of the notoriety, the young woman claims that she was being sexually assaulted. Jonathan Taylor, founder of A Voice for Men, takes a...

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When College Professors Quit

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Posted by    Monday, October 28, 2013 at 5:00pm

Rebecca Schuman of Slate has put together a report about professors who quit or are thinking about quitting academia. Hat tip to Instapundit.

“I Quit Academia,” an Important, Growing Subgenre of American Essays

Sarah Kendzior, Al-Jazeera English’s firebrand...

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Easterbrook’s “Tuesday Morning Quaterbacking” of College Football

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Posted by    Monday, October 28, 2013 at 3:30pm

Washington Free Beacon contributor Robert Charette reviews assertions made by ESPN’s “Tuesday Morning Quarterback” Gregg Easterbrook in his new book, which warns that football’s very popularity risks ruining the game.

InThe King of Sports: Football’s Impact on America, Easterbrook says that hat the sport’s future is endangered by professional football being beamed...

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University Art Student to Lose His ‘Anal Virginity’ in Public

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Posted by    Monday, October 28, 2013 at 2:00pm

So this is what performance art has devolved into? I wonder if this student is planning to invite his family to the “show.”

Eric Owens of The Daily Caller has the scoop.

Art student’s stunt will be publicly losing his anal virginity

Meet Clayton Pettet. He’s 19. He’s gay. He is a student at...

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Harvard’s New “White Ribbon Against Pornography Week”

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Posted by    Monday, October 28, 2013 at 12:30pm

Harvard University is one of the many American institutions that promote “Sex Week”….all for student health, of course.

The College Fix Assistant Editor Jennifer Kabbany shares some information about another, less well-known, sex-oriented program at the school.

….And while people across the country raised eyebrows at some...

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U. Kansas Prof Who Wished Death on NRA Children Goes Back to Work

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Posted by    Monday, October 28, 2013 at 11:00am

We first told you about University of Kansas Professor David Guth back in September. He was suspended for wishing death on the children of NRA members but now he’s headed back to work. He won’t be teaching but will be assigned other duties.

FOX News reports.

State official slams University of Kansas for...

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Venture Capitalism and “Startup UCLA”: A Great Model for School Programs

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Posted by    Monday, October 28, 2013 at 9:30am

It is not often that a university turns to venture capitalism as a model for innovative instruction.

However, University of California-Los Angeles student Eitan Arom reports on such a program at his school that is a great model for other offerings.

For three academic quarters out of the ye...

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Georgetown Law Class Requires Students to Work for Pro-Abortion Group

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Posted by    Monday, October 28, 2013 at 8:00am

Sometimes it’s so easy to forget that Georgetown is a Catholic school. Now is one of those times.

Matthew Archbold of Catholic Education Daily reports.

EXCLUSIVE: Georgetown Law Class Required to Work for Pro-Abortion Lobby

A class at Georgetown University’s law school scheduled for next semester will have students working with a pro-abortion rights...

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ACLU Calls Seattle College’s Free Speech Rules Unconstitutional

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Posted by    Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 5:00pm

Of course, the object of the ACLU’s concern is the Occupy movement. One has to wonder if they would have rushed to defend the Tea Party in the same way.

Katherine Long of The Seattle Times reports.

ACLU: Seattle college’s proposed free-speech rule unconstitutional

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Zero Tolerance Insanity Tackles High School Football Player

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Posted by    Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 3:30pm

An Ohio football player became the latest victim of zero tolerance bullying policies, for writing poetry for a class assignment mourning the results of a recent game.

On Friday, at Rittman High School just outside of Akron, Ohio, junior Nick Andre’s composition class assignment was to write a poem about something that...

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Malaysian University Gives Honorary Doctorate to Kim Jong-un

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Posted by    Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 2:00pm

The funniest or saddest part of this farce is that it’s a doctor of economics degree. Gotta love that North Korean economy, huh?

Choe Sang-Hun reports in the New York Times.

Following Dear Leader, Kim Jong-un Gets Title From University: Dr. Leader

SEOUL, South Korea — Make that Dr. Kim Jong-un.

North Korea has long...

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Brown Student Shoots Holes in Popular Gun Myths

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Posted by    Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 12:30pm

Many American students are crying for more gun control rules based on emotion.

However, Brown University student Andrew Powers uses facts to shoot holes into many popular gun control memes:

It seems to be almost a constant background fixture of national debate — periodically taking to center stage in the aftermath of horrific...

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The Government’s College Ranking Plan Could Stifle Innovation

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Posted by    Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 11:00am

The government doesn’t rank the private companies that receive federal funds. Why should higher education be any different?

Julio M. Ottino and Mark P. Mills report at Real Clear Politics.

“Cost-Effective” College Plan Could Chill Innovation

Rising prosperity and all associated social benefits flow from innovation — none of which is found in the...

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