But don’t worry folks, the Leftists are already digging to go even deeper
The University of North Georgia has succeeded in depicting the true issue with America, but ironically, it was an accident.
And what is the “true” issue? Why RAAAAAACISM of course!
This week, the university issued an apology and agreed to stop circulating a course catalogue with a derogatory cover that depicts White men winning a race against a woman and a Black man, according to the Raw Story.
Good Freaking Grief! THIS caused an uproar?
Raw Story reports:
The illustration, used as the cover of a continuing education catalog, shows two white men wearing black suits celebrating as they cross the finish line ahead of a woman of indeterminate race and a black man, with the tagline, “Why follow when you can lead?”
They are dressed in professional attire, although the black man is dressed more casually and the woman is wearing heels, and they appear to be struggling to keep up.
Kate Maine, the vice president of university relations, said the image failed to represent the institution’s commitment to diversity.
Oh no not the “commitment to diversity”! So now diversity has been redefined to mean that White men must never be presented in any positive light?
“The image was not representative of UNG’s commitment to diversity, and this will serve as an opportunity for increased dialogue about diversity issues and we expect that to better inform our processes and publications,” said Kate Maine, the university official.
Better inform? Oh you have already done that Kate Maine, you have informed every thinking person that you are obsessed with race and gender. You have informed us all that you are so obsessed as to be fairly called INSANE!
We’re pleased that the university took immediate steps to discontinue distribution of the catalogue. But the very fact that it was disseminated in the first place encapsulates the nation’s ongoing struggles with race and gender equality at every level in education, employment, and the criminal justice system.
No, it exposes how deeply entrenched in victim hood the Left is. And it exposes how completely incapable these people are of EVER making any decisions of any value.
Indeed, if education is supposed to be the great equalizer, the image is hardly one that a higher institution of learning should convey on its course catalogue. It sends out the message to potential applicants: Why try?
No, it sends the message that no one seeking a meaningful education should attend UNG!
Supporters of Common Core have encountered a public relations nightmare recently thanks to technical glitches, student boycotts and a slew of irate parents who are refusing to allow their children to sit for standardized tests.
However, last week marked the first time officials at a taxpayer-funded school have allegedly attempted to confine a student for a Common Core standardized test after her parent arrived on campus to remove the child from class.
The unidentified mother showed up at Brookshire Elementary to pick up her daughter because she wanted to opt the fifth grader out of a Common Core-aligned writing test.
School officials informed the mother that they would not allow her daughter to leave, according to the mother as well as a second parent, Jacqui Myers, who was at the school.
Myers, the parent of a first-grade student, was on the scene at Brookshire Elementary because she is politically active in the local movement to opt students out of Common Core-mandated tests.
“They’re not giving me my child, can you help?” the mother of the fifth grader told Myers, according to the Sentinel.
Myers responded by calling 911.
An emergency responder notified police. The Winter Park Police Department dispatched a school district resource officer to Brookshire Elementary.
Brookshire principal Susan Mulchrone then arranged for the fifth-grade girl to appear in the school’s administrative office so she could leave with her mother, according to school district spokeswoman Shari Bobinski.
Mulchrone’s concern, Bobinski said, was that the girl and other students had been engaged in Florida Standards Assessments testing for a full 20 minutes. They were in the midst of writing standardized test essays.
“We do not hold children if parents come to pick them up,” Bobinski swore to the Sentinel.
Myers, the anti-testing parent, told the newspaper she had seen four parents come by to pick up their children – successfully – before the fifth-grade girl’s mother had her encounter with school officials.
Myers also noted that Mulchrone, the principal, had previously emailed parents to inform them that they could not pick up their own children during the standardized testing period because it could prove disruptive.
Florida state law requires public school students to participate in the Common Core-aligned tests.
Parents who want their students to opt out have organized. They have told their children to break the seals on their test booklets or log into computer-adaptive tests, but then decline to answer any questions or write anything.
The rollout of new Common Core-mandated standardized tests around the country has run into a series of embarrassing but predictable problems, as schools have grappled with both technical glitches and a growing movement of hostile parents who refuse to let their children take the tests – which are now being administered for the first time in several states.
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 currently requires that 95 percent of students take various statewide standardized tests.
Last week, the Ohio Department of Education announced that its taxpayer-funded school districts won’t suffer financial penalties if students refuse to participate in Common Core-mandated standardized tests.
In New Mexico, several hundred high schoolers attracted national attention when they walked out of class to protest the exams.
New Jersey is facing a deluge of anti-standardized test hooky.
In 2014, Florida education officials announced plans to fool everybody by rebranding Common Core as the “Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.”
A Connecticut teacher has been suspended after reading a poem to his students last week that graphically described a gay sex encounter.
The South Windsor High School male teacher, whose name has not been released by school officials, read his advanced English class the 1968 Allen Ginsberg poem “Please Master,” WTNH-TV reported.
The lengthy poem is so sexually explicit, TheBlaze has chosen not to reprint it. It is, however, available online here, for those who would like to read what the students were exposed to.
When parents learned that the poem was read to their students, many were left in shock.
“I don’t understand how that actually got into a high school class,” one parent told WTNH. “I can understand parents being really upset about it.”
“I couldn’t read the whole poem it was so inappropriate. The first few lines, but after I got into a few lines, I couldn’t believe what I was reading,” another parent echoed to WFSB.
The school district’s superintendent Kate Carter also condemned the reading of the poem.
“We take seriously the trust that parents place in teachers and administrators, and we do not tolerate the use of inappropriate materials in classroom settings,” she said in a statement.
The teacher will remain on leave until the school’s investigation is complete.
Government employees have been caught stealing students’ personal information to apply for loans, credit cards and set up new cell phone accounts,Daily Mail Online has learned.
Reports on breaches of staff conduct inside the Department of Education shows how workers stole social security numbers from a database while a man was fired for trying to look up President Barack Obama’s student loan records.
Cyber security campaigners warned that the failure to protect sensitive information because of ‘bureaucratic incompetence’ is just the ‘tip of the iceberg’.
Insiders involved in illicit breaches are often overlooked, simply because the public think hackers and cybercriminals are more often to blame, they said.
Lee Tien, senior staff attorney and Adams Chair for Internet Rights at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, told the Daily Mail Online ‘insiders are frequently part of the breach story’.
He added that entities – especially the government – need to uphold their duty to safeguard other people’s personal information.
Berin Szoka, the president of Tech Freedom, insisted some of the privacy issues come from within the government.
‘As usual, the real privacy problem is government. Big Brother surveillance at the NSA is bad enough,’ he told the Daily Mail Online.
‘But bureaucratic incompetence can be far bigger problem. Failing to protect sensitive student loan data is just the tip of the iceberg of poor data security inside government.’
According to the documents – obtained by the Daily Mail Online through a Freedom of Information Act request – a number of government employees set up an illicit scheme to steal students’ information.
One woman created a bogus Department of Education account to access the National Student Loan Data System to aid her criminal plot.
While accessing the records, she would extract information from individual accounts.
She swapped around the last four digits of her SSN with those of another during the scheme, and set up the fake identity to apply for credit cards, personal loans and set up a Sprint cell phone account.
An internal investigation within the department found she went into the database 24 times between 2006 and 2009 to retrieve the information.
Just 24 hours after searching through the database on one occasion in 2009, the documents revealed she applied for a personal loan.
The unidentified employee was arrested and charged in 2011 for stealing more than $500 using the stolen details.
One of the documents related to her case reads: ‘It appears [the employee] did not have a business reason to run either name in the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).’
After pleading guilty, she was sentenced to 18 months in jail with a 17-month suspended sentence. However, according to the documents, the employee only served a month in prison and was then given authorized work by a judge.
It’s not known what happened to the other staff members involved in the scheme.
In 2011, a man violated department protocols by trying to access ‘Barrack [sic] Obama’s student loans records. According to the documents he consistently spelled the president’s name wrong – using two ‘r’s.
The employee involved was not prosecuted, but lost his job after departmental staff also discovered he had misused his government-issued travel card.
It is not clear why he tried to access the records as Obama has made the majority of his financial history public knowledge.
He paid off his student loans in in 2004 while he was in the Illinois State Senate. He took out $42,753 in loans to pay for his Harvard Law School tuition while Michelle applied for $40,762 in loans for her Harvard Law education.
The couple carried their debt for 25 years, but the president is believed to have paid it off using $1.9million worth of royalties from his book, Dreams of My Father. It was reissued and became a best seller after his speech at the Democratic convention in 2004.
A third Department of Education employee was investigated in 2014 for using his government email to promote his own business at the taxpayers’ expense. Some of the documents involved have been heavily redacted.
The analysis revealed there were approximately 166 calls totaling 616 minutes or approximately 10 hours of calls during on-duty hours. His calls cost the government approximately $478.36 based on his hourly salary.
He admitted that he shouldn’t have used government equipment – including a scanner, printer, phone and email – for his own personal gain, but it’s not clear what type of business he was operating or whether he was punished.
Another part of the document trove described the investigation into Joseph Butler, a veteran department employee from Clarkstown, Georgia, who accessed child pornography for years.
According to reports he was able to filter his computer activity and get around filtering software preventing government staff from visiting illicit websites.
More than 70 disturbing images were founded embedded in several Microsoft Word documents that were then saved to his government computer.
His Internet browsing history also revealed he had searched for child nudity and pornography.
Butler used his computer to download images onto CD-ROMs, which federal agents found during a search of his home in July 2011. Agents also found graphic stories Butler had written about children.
He is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence. When he is released he will have to sign up to the sex offenders register and completed five years of supervision.
The Department of Education did not comment on the revelations.
However a report in 2015 addressing ‘management challenges’ highlighted ‘repeated problems in IT security and noted increasing threats and vulnerabilities to the Department’s systems and data.’
The document said more steps needed to be taken to make sure federal employees did not breach the database.
One of the factors considered was a two-step authorization process – but it is yet to be implemented.
In September 2013 the Office of the Inspector General – who oversee the Department’s management – warned officials there were weaknesses led to ‘unauthorized accesses to private information.’
Good Freaking Grief! She may be the next Marie Harf
“We’re talking about why shouldn’t a woman be able to carry a gun to protect herself. But if you’re going to give her a gun, you’re also going to have to give rapists a gun, and I think we can all realize that’s a really bad idea.” – Alexandra Brodsky in “Campus-carry” bill raises safety concerns [atcbsnews.com]
What in the Blue Hell is this ditz even talking about? No one is talking about “giving” college students guns. Certainly no one is considering giving rapists guns. She is a wealth of stupidity and empty rhetoric, check out her Twitter page.