Here are the Corporate Backers of School Privatization that Striking Arkansas Teachers are Up Against

Here are the Corporate Backers of School Privatization that Striking Arkansas Teachers are Up Against A well-funded network, with the billionaire Walton family at its center, is driving the school privatization agenda that striking teachers in Little Rock, Arkansas are up against. Read More → Eyes on the Ties

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Sound Money Scholarship Winners Announced — 7 Outstanding Thinkers Earn Nearly $10,000 in Tuition Assistance

Sound Money Scholarship Winners Announced — 7 Outstanding Thinkers Earn Nearly $10,000 in Tuition Assistance Eagle, ID (November 5, 2019) – Seven outstanding students beat out over 100 of their high-school and college peers in making the best case for sound money through an international, gold-backed scholarship competition… …and the winners walked away with almost $10,000 in scholarship awards for their exceptional, thought-provoking essays. For the fourth-straight year, Money Metals Exchange, the national precious-metals dealer that was recently ranked “Best in the USA,” has teamed up with the Sound Money Defense…

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Millennials With Student Debt Are Getting Crushed The Most In These Ten Cities

Millennials With Student Debt Are Getting Crushed The Most In These Ten Cities By Tyler Durden SmartAsset, a personal finance technology company, has published a new study that identifies certain US metropolitan areas with the highest student loan balances. These cities are where millennials are struggling to make ends meet and can’t cover expenses. These hopeless folks have insurmountable debts, gig-economy jobs, record-high credit card rates, and no savings. Ahead of the next recession, this study provides important clues to the geographic regions where millennials will suffer the most financial…

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Special-Ed Students Are Secretly Being Restrained And Labeled “High-Level Threats”

Special-Ed Students Are Secretly Being Restrained And Labeled “High-Level Threats” By MassPrivateI Searchlight New Mexico’s disturbing report about threat assessments in the Albuquerque Public School (APS) system should serve as a wake-up call to everyone. The report reveals that schools across the country have been giving students threat assessments for at least twenty years. Which should come as no surprise to my readers. Three years ago, I wrote about the dangers of using threat assessments on pre-school kids all the way through college. What is happening in the APS system is enough to…

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To Think Or To Work? That Is The Question

To Think Or To Work? That Is The Question By John Klyczek On both sides of the political aisle, workforce-training reforms are being touted as the be-all, end-all of America’s public education system. Right-wing “school choice” proponents, such as President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, push corporate charter school programs with workforce-training curriculums. Left-wing “community schooling” advocates, such as Democratic Presidential candidates Joe Biden and Julián Castro, push “lifelong-learning” programs with school-to-work curriculums. Both “conservatives” and “liberals” concur: the purpose of public education is workforce development. It’s nice…

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School to Prison Pipeline Exposed as 30,000 Kids Under Age 10 Arrested Since 2013

School to Prison Pipeline Exposed as 30,000 Kids Under Age 10 Arrested Since 2013 By Jack Burns Arrests of children have skyrocketed over the last decade according to the latest statistics published by the FBI. Gone are the days of sending children to the principal’s office for a paddling. Now children as young as 6 are getting arrested in Police State USA. The statistics, complied from 2013 to 2018, revealed more than 30,000 children under the age of 10 have been arrested, averaging more than six thousand kids per year.…

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Student, Car Loans Surge Most In Three Years

Student, Car Loans Surge Most In Three Years By Tyler Durden While the total increase in US consumer credit in August was hardly a major outlier, rising by $17.9BN, below last month’s $23.05BN if above expectations for a $15.25BN print, and pushing the total number to a new record high of $4.14 trillion, the components of the overall number were surprising. The first surprise was the revolving, or credit card, debt, which after surging by almost $10BN in July, the biggest one month increase since 2017, shrank by $1.9BN in…

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School Districts Use “Gaggle” To Monitor Students’ Free Speech And Social Media Posts

School Districts Use “Gaggle” To Monitor Students’ Free Speech And Social Media Posts By MassPrivateI Today, I give you a frightening story about free speech censorship and watchlists just in time for the countdown to Halloween. A recent article in The Tennessean reveals how the Williamson County School District (WCS) is monitoring students’ free speech and social media posts. The WCS recently implemented a “threat surveillance program” called Gaggle, that is so invasive and frightening one would be hard pressed not to call it a “gag” program that limits students’…

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American Families Are Rejecting Hi-Tech School Curriculums and Their Zombifying Effect

American Families Are Rejecting Hi-Tech School Curriculums and Their Zombifying Effect By B.N. Frank For many years, Silicon Valley parents (aka tech inventors) have been sending their kids to private low-tech schools and limiting their use of tech, whereas other American families are being told that providing “high tech” educations is what’s best for their kids.  An increasing number of experts and studies continue to warn that this is definitely NOT best for kids (see 1, 2, 3), and it’s not just about eye damage (see 1, 2) from excessive…

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Schools Ditch Fondleslabs for Paper Books

Schools Ditch Fondleslabs for Paper Books By corbettreport Welcome back to #NewWorldNextWeek – the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week: Story #1: (Activist Post) Kids Preferred Books to Screens, So School Brings Back Textbooks https://bit.ly/2lOjNHH eBay Data Reveals Resurgence of Physical Media (Dec. 26, 2017) https://bit.ly/2qhCKEi  Story #2: GM Mosquitoes Breeding in Brazil, Despite Biotech Firm’s Assurances to Contrary https://bit.ly/2lFEPs7 “Transgenic Aedes Aegypti Mosquitoes Transfer Genes Into a Natural Population” https://go.nature.com/2m7khs0 “Zika”…

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