Trump To Donate Second Quarter Salary To Department Of Education

The White House announced Wednesday that President Trump will donate his second-quarter salary to the Department of Education.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told reporters the president’s quarterly salary of $100,000 will be used to host a camp for kids focused on science, technology, engineering, and math, or the STEM fields.

Last quarter, Trump’s salary went to the restoration of two projects at Antietam National Battlefield. In addition to the president’s donation, additional donors contributed to bring the total gift funding the restorations to $260,000.

Source: Trump to donate second quarter salary to Department of Education


Educator Claims Algebra Is RACIST – Wants It Eliminated

Algebra is hard, and because the statistics show it’s especially hard for black and other minority students, colleges should simply get rid of it altogether.

It’s a “civil rights” issue, the chancellor of California’s community college system says. What he’s really saying is that it’s racist to hold all students to the same academic standard.

Of course, this statement itself is horribly racist. It’s the “soft bigotry of low expectations,” as George W. Bush once said and it contains an inherent assumption that blacks and other “people of color” are so incapable of concepts like algebra that we should simply eliminate them.

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Universal Basic Income Is A Lazy Solution To The Oncoming Labor Crisis

Silicon Valley has looked into the future and seen what many of us are seeing – automation and technology are replacing jobs faster than businesses are creating them. What started as a mere murmurings has reverberated louder into an open call from some of the wealthiest businesspeople in the United States including Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk for universal basic income.

Universal basic income is a stipend paid by the government to individuals simply for being alive. The idea began in Europe and has been gaining momentum in several countries. The principal behind the idea is that it serves as a safety net for unemployment due to market forces such as automation. Several countries have begun experimenting with a basic income including an experiment run in Ontario, Canada, which distributed a stipend of $12, 616 as its basic income. The idea has started to gain traction in America.

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BOOM! How Feminists Are To Blame For The REAL Gender Gap

From Regan Pifer: Ahhhh, that supposed wage gap that alllll the women love to point to and complain about. But is it actually true?

The Wall Street Journalrecently reported it is not. At least it isn’t the case for female CEOs. Though there are lessfemale CEOs, they are paid better–yes, better–than their male counterpart.

Everyone’s side is hurting–because they have leaned in enough.

The article reports:

In an unusual reversal of the gender pay gap, female chief executives at some of the largest U.S. companies repeatedly outearn their male counterparts. Last year, 21 female CEOs received a median compensation package of $13.8 million, compared with the $11.6 million median for 382 male chiefs, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of S&P 500 leaders who held the job a full year.

Women in the corner office at the biggest American firms made more money than men in six of the past seven years, though the gap has narrowed since 2014.

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Feds Spend $746,756 On STEM Video Game

Video game designed to teach life skills needed for a STEM career

The National Science Foundation is spending nearly $800,000 on a video game where middle school students can pretend they have a STEM career.

The Language Express Inc., a software design company in San Diego, received a grant to develop and test the video game earlier this year.

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“It’s Absurd” – 6 Baltimore Schools Have Zero Students Proficient In State Math, English Tests

Baltimore schools spend a staggering $16,00 per student – the fourth-highest rate in the nation – and still an investigation by Fox45’s Project Baltimore revealed that at six city schools, not one student scored proficient on either the statewide tests for English and math.

At West Baltimore’s Frederick Douglass High, one of five high schools and one middle school where not one student scored a four or a five on the state test, only one out of 185 students who took the test last year scored a three, while 165 students scored a one, the lowest possible score.

The schools are:
• Booker T. Washington Middle School
• Frederick Douglass High School
• Achievement Academy at Harbor City
• New Era Academy
• Excel Academy at Francis M. Wood High
• New Hope Academy


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