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From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member IconJun-13 4:46 AM 
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June 13, 2022

         "They simply aren’t worth the money—and ever-increasing numbers of Americans realize that."

Can America’s Colleges and Universities Be Saved? The latest statistics confirm their continuing decline. Here’s some headline numbers: The number of total enrolled postsecondary students declined 3.3 percent year-over-year, the most significant rate of decline in enrollment since 1951. This number has declined nearly 10 percent since 2010, from 21 million to 19 million. College enrollment totaled 15.9 million undergraduate students nationwide in Fall 2020, a 4.3 percent decline year-over-year. This number has declined more than 12 percent since 2010, from 18.1 million to 15.9 million. Full-time college enrollment has declined more than 11 percent since 2010, from 13.1 million to 11.6 million. Community college enrollment declined by 10 percent in 2020 alone. California’s community colleges lost 17 percent of their total, about 300,000 students, between Fall 2019 and Fall 2021. ~~~~~~~ America’s current model of higher education cannot be sustained. Woke seminaries, made even more repellent to students of all races by the current determination to impose loyalty tests to the so-called "anti-racism" ideology, provide at best a hollow credential for a white-collar job. They simply aren’t worth the money—and ever-increasing numbers of Americans realize that. 

 
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From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member IconJun-14 6:33 AM 
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June 15, 2022

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2022/05/19/disney-launches-lgbtq-clothing-line-for-kids-and-older-donating-profits-to-lgbtq-groups/

Disney Launches LGBTQ Clothing Line for Children and Older, Donating Profits to LGBTQ Groups

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As it continues to wage war against Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law, the Walt Disney Co. has launched an LGBTQ-themed apparel and accessories line called the “Disney Pride Collection” and will donate all profits through June 30 to groups that support “LGBTQIA+ youth and families.”

The merchandise, which is geared for both children and adults, features rainbow-themed motifs imposed on familiar Disney brands, including Star Wars, Marvel, and Pixar. Some items feature slogans including “Belong, Believe, Be Proud.”

A “Star Wars Pride Collection Spirit Jersey for Kids” goes for $54.99 while a “Marvel Pride Collection T-Shirt for Kids” costs $19.99. The items also come in adult sizes.

Disney said the new line was created by “LGBTQIA+ employees and allies” and represents “their incredible contributions and place at the heart of the company.”

“We stand in solidarity with our LGBTQIA+ community everywhere,” the company said.

The Disney Pride Collection, which is being sold online as well as at Disney parks and other retailers around the country, is actually a rebranding of Disney’s gay, rainbow-themed apparel that it has sold since 2018.

Among the charities Disney will donate profits to include a slate of California-based groups, including the Los Angeles LGBT Center, LGBTQ Center Orange County, and the San Francisco LGBT Center. Other groups receiving money are The Trevor Project and the Ali Forney Center, both of which are focused on gay youth.

The new fashion line comes as Disney continues to wage its war against Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law, which bars the teaching of sexual orientation and gender ideology to children in kindergarten through third grade. The company has vowed to continue fighting the law despite strong bi-partisan support among Florida voters.

 

 
From: A_Mt_Man DelphiPlus Member IconJun-14 9:33 AM 
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I don't waste my money on anything with Disney attached to it.

 

Stop the indoctrination and start educating!.Stop the indoctrination and start educating!

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A Mountain Man

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member IconJun-15 4:31 AM 
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June 15, 2022

         After advance screenings, critics say animated space adventure “Lightyear” — opening in theaters on June 17 — “takes queer representation to infinity and beyond,”

Disney Doubles Down On LGBTQ Focus With ‘Lightyear,’ Others

Lightyear's' Restored Gay Kiss Is Actually a Major Plot Point

Same-sex romance is prominent in the latest ‘Toy Story’ entry, and Disney Plus has several LGBTQ-themed films and series coming out. Disney is going all-out in joining leftists’ June celebration of Pride Month, making same-sex themes central to a new “Toy Story” feature film spin-off and adding more than 100 hours of LGBTQ titles to family-targeted streamer Disney Plus. 

 

After advance screenings, critics say animated space adventure “Lightyear” — opening in theaters on June 17 — “takes queer representation to infinity and beyond,” to quote USA Today, highlighting that a lesbian couple “at one point [greets] each other with a kiss on the lips.” 

 

Following backlash over Disney creative executives discussing their ongoing efforts at “queering” children’s entertainment, it seems Disney has decided to dismiss the concerns of many conservative parents. That collective shrug in Hollywood could be missing the big picture. A Harris Poll released in late May ranking the nation’s Top 100 brands found that The Walt Disney Company dropped from 37th to 65th place in reputation just since last year. 

“Disney’s about-face shows the reputational hit that comes when the public perceives you as being calculating rather than clear in what you believe in and stand for,” said Harris Poll CEO John Gerzema. Disney also recently reported less-than-stellar streaming subscription growth. ~~~~~~~

“Many of their programs no longer have a traditional family and instead highlight and celebrate queer, transgender, and homosexual characters,” she stated. “In many shows, kids are openly disrespectful to their parents. It’s all contrary to what we are trying to teach our children."

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member IconJun-15 5:02 AM 
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June 15, 2022   

           "Fiorenza called for the change after releasing a report that showed a spike in “F” grades in the 2020-21 school year."

          How do we deal with this? You cheat. That is what they did with the SAT. The questions grew easier year by year, in a way one would hardly notice. Now they're simply being both more overt and more open about the process.

Chicago School to Implement 'Transformative,' 'Equitable' Grading

A high school in Chicago is assessing its grading system using “evidence-backed research“ and a “racial equity analysis tool.”

~~~~~~~ The move is necessary, advocates say, because “traditional grading practices perpetuate inequities,” a slide used in a presentation said. Students will not be held accountable for missing class, misbehaving in school, or for failing to turn in assignments.

The West Cook News reported on the development:

School board members discussed the plan called “Transformative Education Professional Development & Grading” at a meeting on May 26, presented by Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning Laurie Fiorenza.

[The plan] calls for what OPRF leaders describe as “competency-based grading, eliminating zeros from the grade book…encouraging and rewarding growth over time.” Teachers are being instructed how to measure student  “growth” while keeping the school leaders’ political ideology in mind.

“Teachers and administrators at OPRFHS will continue the process necessary to make grading improvements that reflect our core beliefs,” the plan, set to begin in the fall of 2023, says. The article notes that according to the Illinois State Board of Education, 38 percent of sophomores fail the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The failure rate was 77 percent for black students, 49 percent for Hispanic students, 27 percent for Asian students, and 25 percent for white students. ~~~~~~~

Fiorenza called for the change after releasing a report that showed a spike in “F” grades in the 2020-21 school year.

 

 
From: A_Mt_Man DelphiPlus Member IconJun-15 10:22 AM 
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I pray all families will boycott them.

 

Stop the indoctrination and start educating!.Stop the indoctrination and start educating!

NRA Lifetime Member and 25 yr+ CCW permit holder

 

A Mountain Man

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member IconJun-21 4:24 AM 
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June 21, 2022

          “It seems to be playing politics with feeding poor kids, which is really unfortunate,”

          Personally, I don't agree with the government paying for student lunches. The government is not the only place in the world to go to for lunch. Look at the major politics and blackmail the government can and does play over any little thing.

K-12 Schools Must Put Boys In Girls' Privvies To Get Federal Lunch Money

Joe Biden and Democrats weren’t kidding about their pledge to transform public institutions into gender dysphoria contagion zones.

K-12 schools must allow boys into girls’ private areas to obtain federal funds for lunches, breakfasts, and snacks, the Biden administration announced this month. A U.S. Department of Education spokesman told The Federalist the Biden administration’s press releases from several agencies announcing this policy will be followed by formal rulemaking in June.

“It seems to be playing politics with feeding poor kids, which is really unfortunate,” John Elcesser, executive director of the Indiana Non-Public Education Association, said via phone amid weeks of attempting to sort out these new demands with government officials on behalf of private schools in his state. “Because if a school feels like they cannot participate because it’s in conflict with their mission or values, if a religious exemption is not granted, you’re taking away a program that’s feeding low-income kids.”

Before many schools shut down in response to Covid-19, the National School Lunch Program fed nearly 30 million kids every school day, in approximately 100,000 public and private schools and residential care facilities.

Under this new demand, establishments that accept any federal food funding, including food stamps, must also allow males who claim to be female to access female private spaces, such as showers, bathrooms, and sleeping areas. Such organizations must also follow protocols such as requiring staff to use inaccurate pronouns to describe transgender people and allowing male staff to dress as women while on the job.

Religious institutions, however, qualify for a waiver exempting them from these requirements, said Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Greg Baylor in an interview Monday. According to the 1972 Title IX law, he said, religious institutions don’t have to file any paperwork to be exempt, although they can if they wish. ~~~~~~~

Government schools can receive no exemption. At best, parents and taxpayers can urge school districts to not comply while inevitable lawsuits over the Biden administration’s interpretation work through courts for years.

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member IconJun-22 7:47 AM 
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June 22, 2022

          "Despite pushback from local parents, creepy adult men dressed as the opposite sex will now be paid by the taxpayer to read stories about pronouns and non-binary toddlers in schools." 

Despite Pushback From Parents, Publicly-Funded "Drag Queen Story Hour" Expands into NYC MIDDLE Schools - "Performers" Teach Children "How to Put on Drag Makeup"

If you think we are approaching a slippery slope, you hit your head on a rock while sliding down a long time ago. Over the past two years, “drag queen story time” – a disturbing event in which adult men dress up in hyper-sexualized outfits with over-applied makeup and read books to young kids – has become a sweeping phenomenon across the West. The events have been popping up in Leftist areas all over the map, from Los Angeles, California to Austin, Texas, London, England, and everywhere in between.

Even though these “drag” events shouldn’t be held anywhere – and it shouldn’t need to be explained why (children have no place in anything related to “drag”) – the events have been mostly contained to local community centers or public buildings such as libraries. Unfortunately, the left’s push for the hyper-sexualization of children has only intensified over the past few months, which has enabled these sickening programs to begin invading the public school system – backed by public dollars no less.

And, thanks to radical local politicians, that’s exactly what’s happening in New York City middle schools. According to the Post Millennial, the NY City Council has officially expanded and increased the funding for its “drag queen story hour” program, which will now be offered at public middle schools in addition to libraries and other outdoor areas like parks. Despite pushback from local parents, creepy adult men dressed as the opposite sex will now be paid by the taxpayer to read stories about pronouns and non-binary toddlers in schools. 

 

 
From: WEBELIAHU DelphiPlus Member IconJun-23 9:53 AM 
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June 23, 2022

           This isn't difficult to understand. When the competition is removed, the quality goes down. It's physics 101.

San Francisco Elite High School Ended Merit-Based Admissions. It Was A Complete Disaster

Students at San Francisco’s Lowell High School received significantly more failing grades at the end of the fall 2021 semester following the school board’s decision to end merit-based admissions. 

The San Francisco Board of Education voted to end merit-based admissions in February 2021 and switched to a lottery-based admission system at the beginning of the fall 2021 semester. Lowell High freshmen admitted through the lottery program received three times the amount of Ds and Fs than those of the previous two years, according to The San Francisco Chronicle.

Nearly 25% of Lowell High’s 620 freshmen students received a D or an F in the fall 2021 semester, according to The Chronicle. Only 7.9% of freshmen in Fall 2020 and 7.7% of freshmen in Fall 2019 received a D or an F. Lowell High principal Joe Ryan Dominguez attributed the number of failures to a wide variety of variables rather than the admissions process alone, according to The Chronicle. “Over a year of distance learning, half of our student body new to in-person instruction at the high school level and absences among students/staff for COVID all explain this dip in performance,” Dominguez said, The Chronicle reported. “It is important not to insinuate a cause on such a sensitive topic at the risk of shaming our students and teachers who have worked very hard in a difficult year.”

 

 
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June 24, 2022

          "The Indiana House voted to override the veto 67-28, while the Indiana Senate voted to override the veto 32-15."

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The Indiana state legislature has banned biologically male athletes from playing on women’s sports at public schools, overriding Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb’s veto on the legislation.

HEA 1041, set to go into effect July 1, requires public schools designate sports categories by sex and the genetics of the athletes. Holcomb originally vetoed HEA 1041 in March 2022, arguing at the time that the bill did not offer “one consistent state policy regarding the fairness in K-12 sports in Indiana.” The Indiana House voted to override the veto 67-28, while the Indiana Senate voted to override the veto 32-15. “I think it’s trying to keep the focus on female sports and fair competition with sports,” Republican state Rep. Michelle Davis and author of the bill said in January. “That’s what I feel the target of the bill is.”

The law will additionally require private schools that participate in competitions with public schools to follow the legislation. Schools will not be subject to liability in cases of civil, administrative, disciplinary or criminal action for complying with the legislation. “Finally, the presumption of the policy laid out in HEA 1041 is that there is an existing problem in K-12 sports in Indiana that requires further state government intervention,” Holcomb said in the March veto letter. “It implies that the goals of consistency and fairness in competitive female sports are not being met. I find no evidence to support either claim even if I support the overall goal.”

 

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