MIAMI BEACH — The culture of college campuses contributes to their sexual assault problems, argued University of Virginia sociologist James Davison Hunter.
"The crime of sexual assault is an extreme, violent, and criminal extension of the very logic that plays out in the university and in late modern culture," Hunter said at a March Faith Angle Forum.
Hunter, LaBrosse-Levinson Distinguished Professor of Religion, Culture and Social Theory, was on a panel with New York Times columnist David Brooks discussing Brooks' recently published, The Road to Character. more >>
Some time ago, in conversation with a Christian school administrator, I was told of his schools intention to adjust the numerical grade for each letter grade category. Essentially this would allow students to get higher letter grades while having lower numerical grades. Now you might think that this was to encourage students in their academic pursuits, but you would be wrong.
Actually the purpose of this adjustment was to better compete with other Christian and public schools in the area. Feeling the pressure of competing with other schools and attracting students, it was believed to be a passive marketing measure capable of success.
Keeping in touch with this person I thought that I would be able to evaluate this effort. Taking a look at the academic records of students you would notice that grades are already quite high, with a few exceptions, particularly in the classes of certain teachers who continue to require actual achievement and a degree of competency in a subject. more >>
The architect of the Affordable Care Act who controversially called American voters stupid found evidence that Hillary Clinton's proposed childcare policy could harm children.
Jonathan Gruber, a health economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is credited with helping create the ACA, commonly called "Obamacare."
In a paper recently published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, Gruber et al. studied increased childcare access in Quebec and found it to be detrimental to child development. more >>
President Barack Obama's transgender bathroom directive is part of a broader effort to fundamentally transform America, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins argued.
Earlier in May, President Obama sent a directive to public schools informing them that they must allow transgender students to use whichever bathrooms or showers correspond with their chosen gender identity.
Perkins said a statement released Wednesday that he was "encouraged" by the eleven states filing suit against the directive. more >>
Evangelical preacher the Rev. Franklin Graham has railed against a $60,000 award given to a fifth grade transgender teacher in Oregon who says she was harassed and "misgendered" by coworkers.
"Doesn't a person's DNA or birth certificate count for anything? Shouldn't fact override fantasy? God created people male and female," Graham said in a Facebook post on Thursday.
Breitbat News reported earlier this week that Leo Soell, who works as a fifth grade teacher at Gresham-Barlow school in Oregon, was given the money after submitting a complaint claiming that her co-workers continuously used the wrong gender pronouns when addressing her. more >>