Category Archives: education

Speechless in Berkeley

speechless in berkeley

A generation ago UC Berkeley was considered the home of the free speech movement. Now students and imported thugs riot there to silence speakers they don’t like.

Speechless

Last week the university cancelled a speech by Ann Coulter. The school claimed it couldn’t assure her safety. She vowed to speak anyway but backed out yesterday.

Update 4/29:

Apparently anti-free speech protestors are pro-free massage. They got free rubdowns in the “Empathy Tent” at the sans Coulter event.

Sixty Five Thousand Dollar A Year Middlebury College Minds

middlebury college

Middlebury College students, and some of their professors, didn’t want to hear what author Charles Murray had to say. So they turned their backs on him and chanted slogans during his lecture. Then, as he was forced out of the lecture hall, protesters assaulted him and his group. A Middlebury professor accompanying Dr. Murray was injured.

Tuition, room and board, and fees at Middlebury College amount to $65,000 a year.

Restroom Open Admission Policy

restroom open admission policy

The Obama administration sent a “Dear Colleague” letter to Universities threatening to yank their federal funding for failure to offer an open admission policy for their restrooms.

Bathroom Administration

The Trump administration is reversing course and leaving bathroom administration up to the states.

Getting Uncle Sam out of the bedroom was a  good thing. So why not the bathroom too?

Betsy Devos Decimates Public School Singlehandedly

Betsy DeVos

Senator Chuck Schumer says Betsy Devos would “single handedly decimate public schools.” Made me think of the Obama line , “You didn’t build that…. somebody else made that happen.”

The Donald Still Feels The Judge Has it In For Him

The Donald still feels the judge has it in for him

The federal government has sued Trump University for fraud. Donald Trump is taking heat for calling the judge in the case a Mexican. Judge Curiel was born in Indiana. The Donald still feels the judge has it in for him. Curiel is ethnically Hispanic and a member of La Raza.

Jim Geraghty in National Review says Curiel doesn’t appear to be an activist.

Ben Stein says judges aren’t above bias and that Trump is “totally right”.

Democrats and some Republicans are calling him racist.

Stuart Taylor thinks the really troubling thing is that Trump seemed to threaten the judge with the power of the presidency if he is elected.

In 2010 President Obama said Latinos should “punish our enemies and reward our friends.”  He also scolded Supreme Court justices during a State of the Union speech for the Citizens United ruling.