Report: University of Wisconsin-Madison mulls ‘diversity-based grading’

From, by Kevin Binversie, 07/21/14 -

MADISON, Wisc. – It sounds crazy on its face, but then again one comes to expect that from UW-Madison. But are they crazy enough to do race-based grading.

white privilege and prejudiceW. Lee Hansen, a professor emeritus of economics at UW-Madison wrote in an op-ed piece for the John William Hope Pope Center for Higher Education, a North Carolina-based think tank, about the latest “diversity” plan for the UW-System’s flagship school. The plan, completed in May, is your typical left-wing platitudes about commitments to “compositional diversity,” “equity mindedness” “representational equity” and other things for what has become a sacred cow to liberal academia.

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Texas State Senator: 100,000 Illegal Immigrant Gang Members in State


Are ‘hobby farmers’ paying their fair share?

Jack Cavenah

Jack Cavenah

by Jack Cavenah

Simple solution: Convince PCAD Board of Directors to institute reasonable requirements for ag exemptions to eliminate “hobby farmers. Join me at their board meeting on the 19th of August at 2:30 pm, and state your case along with me.

Here is some research I just completed:

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg and a Question of Eugenics

Does Ginsburg see eugenic culling as a compelling state interest?

Here’s what Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine: “Frankly I had thought that at the time [Roe v. Wade] was decided,” Ginsburg told her interviewer, Emily Bazelon, “there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.”

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WISD board preps for bond survey


From the Weatherford Democrat, By Christin Coyne, 07/19/14 -

In preparation for a bond election, the Weatherford ISD Board of Trustees Thursday approved contracting with a firm to conduct a survey of Weatherford ISD voters.

The survey, which would be conducted by Baselice & Associates, could measure support and opposition to potential bond proposals, help identify the best price-point for a bond package and measure support for various elements of a bond package, according to board packet information.

Baselice & Associates is a national research organization out of Austin that has conducted more than 2,200 research projects over the last 17 years, trustees were told.

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Obama Said to Assure Hispanic Caucus on Deportations

From Real Clear Politics, By Alexis Simendinger, July 17, 2014 -

President Obama reassured members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Wednesday that he will flex his executive muscle later this year to be “as great and big and bold as he can be” to reduce deportations of undocumented immigrant families who have lived and worked in the United States for years, one Democratic lawmaker said at the conclusion of the meeting.

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City Of Chicago Ordered To Pay NRA’s Legal Fees – Again


From The, 07/07/14 -

Fairfax, Va. – The United States District Court in the Northern District of Illinois has ordered the City of Chicago to reimburse $940,000 in legal expenses incurred by the NRA. The NRA had challenged Chicago’s ban on gun sales within city limits in Benson v. City of Chicago. The Benson case was consolidated into Illinois Association of Firearm Retailers v. City of Chicago and that case challenged five aspects of Chicago’s law:

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Self-governance requires constant vigilance

tfrFrom, by Michael Quinn Sullivan, 07/14/14 -

Our system of self-governance requires citizens to be constantly vigilant, we must spend lots of time asking questions. We must be asking questions about taxes, handouts, and, yes, especially about the powers politicians give themselves.

Sometimes, just asking the right questions can cause a change in behavior of government officials. Other times, simple questions can provoke the worst of response from those in government with something to hide.

The case of Wallace Hall provides just such an example.

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Nine year old girl sexuially assaulted by man previously deported four times

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The following statement can be attributed to State Representative Phil King (R-Weatherford):

“Earlier this afternoon I received a call from Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler regarding the sexual assault of a nine year old girl. It is inconceivable that a man who has been deported four times is back in our country to assault a child after breaking into her home. What is it that Washington, DC does not understand about the need to secure our border against criminals? As a former police officer, I can assure you this crime would have never occurred if our border had been properly secured, preventing his reentry after deportation.”

Click HERE to view the Press Release from the office of Sheriff Larry Fowler.

State Representative Phil King represents Parker and Wise counties in the Texas House of Representatives.

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Khan Academy’s Challenge to State-Certified Educators

khan academy-1from Specific Answers, by Gary North - July 11, 2014 - I have written a lot about Salman Khan and the Khan Academy. I will continue to do so.

Today, I want to talk about what he has done to modern theories of education. For over a century, there has been a mass illusion that has been fostered by beneficiaries of tax money. This money has gone to teachers and educators. This illusion is as follows: state certification necessary to be a good teacher.

This illusion has been basic to the creation of the teachers’ union. It is this commitment to what is laughingly known as professionalism that has been the basis of legal barriers to entry. Progressive educators fostered this illusion early in the 20th century.

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