High school senior forms petition with over ONE THOUSAND signatures against Michele Obama speaking at their high school graduation

If expanding the guest list to include Michelle Obama at graduation for high school students in the Kansas capital city means fewer seats for friends and family, some students and their parents would prefer the first lady not attend.

A furor over what the Topeka school district considers an honor has erupted after plans were announced for Obama to address a combined graduation ceremony for five area high schools next month an 8,000-seat arena. For some, it was the prospect of a tight limit on the number of seats allotted to each graduate.

For others, it was the notion that Obama’s speech, tied to the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education outlawing segregation in schools, would overshadow the student’s big day.

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Common Core Obama’s Means to ‘Fundamentally Transform’ America’s Education System

Proponents of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) often insist that the new standards are not a federal takeover of education. Actually, Common Core supporters could be right in one sense: Common Core is not so much about a nationalization of education as it is part of a world-wide initiative that may ultimately serve to make American values and practices secondary to global sharing.

Writing at Crisis Magazine, journalist Mary Jo Anderson asserts that Common Core is nothing less than the latest attempt by the U.N. to impose on the United States a globalist perspective with the utopian goals of worldwide peace, environmental sustainability, and economic fairness. In that context, Common Core is part of the Obama administration’s “transformational” education plan that places emphasis on global relationships rather than a unique American culture.

It is commonly known that Common Core is being financed with more than $150 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In addition, the Gates Foundation has collaborated with the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

In 2004, Gates’ Microsoft Corporation signed a Cooperation Agreement with UNESCO to develop a “master curriculum” which would include benchmarks and a testing program. According to the agreement, “UNESCO will explore how to facilitate content development.”

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Obama Math: Wrong Answers Accepted In New Common Core Program: 3 x 4 = 11

Public University Unfairly Raising Black Students’ Grades to Boost School’s Standing

Three former staff members at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, have come forward with a shocking claim. They maintain that administrators at the university have been purposefully boosting and curving African Americans’ grades.

This stunning allegation comes from Shira Hedgepeth, former director of academic technology, and two former professors. The two educators spoke on condition of anonymity when they detailed the allegations to Campus Reform, a conservative group that explores various issues on university campuses.

“Some students had their final grades changed based on their race. That was a common complaint of many of the faculty that I worked with,” Hedgepeth, who was terminated in 2011, told the outlet. “None of the Caucasian or non-African American students… none of their grades were changed.”

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U.S. Men Are Being Economically ‘Emasculated’

Even as the U.S. economy grows at a moderate clip, stocks post record gains, and the Federal Reserve entertains the notion of drawing down its $85 billion-per-month bond-buying program, some see trouble on the horizon.

That is, one writers believes that the U.S. has reached a point in its history where men are being “systematically emasculated” by economic and social trends.

“In America today, the percentage of men in prison is at an all-time high, the percentage of men with a job is near an all-time low and the percentage of children living without a father is at an all-time high,” Michael Snyder writes for The Economic Collapse blog.

“Do we have a crisis on our hands?” he asks. “Yes, we most definitely have a crisis on our hands.”

To prove his point, Snyder compiled a list of 31 statistics that, he says, show that there is indeed an “emasculation” crisis in America. Here are his top 9:

9. According to one very surprising study, “young, urban, childless women” make more money in America today than young, urban, childless men do.

8. In 1982, 1.9 percent of all men were receiving disability benefits. Today, 3.1 percent of all men are receiving disability benefits.

7. Thanks to government policies which are killing off small businesses in America, the percentage of self-employed Americans is at an all-time low today. This has had a disproportionate impact on men.

6. Between 1969 and 2009 the median wages earned by American men between the ages of 30 and 50 dropped by 27 percent after you account for inflation.

5. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the “real entry-level hourly wage for men who recently graduated from high school” has declined from $15.64 in 1979 to $11.68 today.

4. According to Time Magazine, unemployed men are significantly more likely to get divorced than employed men are.

3. During the last recession, men lost twice as many jobs as women did.

2. Back in 1950, more than 80 percent of all men in the United States had jobs. Today, less than 65 percent of all men in the United States have jobs. The chart posted below illustrates this stunning decline:

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Texas Officials Disqualify Winning Relay Team Cuz Runner Pointed to GOD!

UNREAL — Texas Officials Disqualify Winning Relay Team Cuz Runner Pointed to GOD!

Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, May 2, 2013, 9:14 PM

UNREAL — Texas Officials Disqualify Winning Relay Team Cuz Runner Pointed to GOD!

What happened to my country?

Riehl World View and WFAA reported:

A Texas high school relay team was disqualified at a state-meet qualifier when the anchor pointed to the sky in an apparent gesture of faith.

As KHOU reports, Derrick Hayes anchored the Columbus High School’s 4 x 100-meter relay team at a meet that determined who would compete at the state championships. As Hayes crossed the finish line in first, he “put his hand by his ear and just pointed to the heavens,” Hayes’ father said.

Someone please tell me… Are there any Christians in this country who are willing to stand up for their faith and say ENOUGH!

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Top Thieves At The National Education Association

Dennis Van Roekel, President: $389,620
John Stocks, Executive Director: $379,260
Becky Pringle, Secretary-Treasurer: $332,539
Lily Eskelsen, Vice President: $332,390
Andrew Linebaugh, Director: $312,479
Cynthia Swann, Sr. Policy Advisor: $296,833
Donna Healy-Dean, Director: $282,244
Ronald Henderson, Director: $266,700
Sara Campen, Organizational Specialist: $257,716
Barry Melamed, Associate Director: $256,381
Ht Nguyen, State Affiliate Executive Director: $255,646
W McLaurin, Director: $254,636
Michael McPherson, Chief Financial Officer: $251,635
Michael Kahn, Associate Project Director: $250,684

Michael Simpson, Attorney: $249,825
Leona Hiraoka, Director: $245,758
Al-Tony Gilmore, Associate Project Director: $244,670
Nathan Allen, Organizational Specialist: $241,356
John Wilson, Former Executive Director: $240,538
Barby Halstead-Worrell, Senior Director: $235,349
Frances Beard, Associate Director: $231,129
Alice O’Brien, General Counsel: $228,719
Thomas Blanford, Associate Director: $225,320
Karen White, Senior Director: $224,809
Willard Raabe, Senior Director: $223,443
Earl Wiman, Executive Committee: $219,481
Armand Tiberio, Regional Director: $218,396
Douglas Walker, Associate Director: $217,851
Daniel Hand, Director: $217,568
Bill Thompson, Senior Director: $215,719
David Duvall, Regional Director: $214,353
Lisa Nentl-Bloom, Organizational Specialist: $212,857
Kimberly Anderson, Senior Director: $211,263
Elizabeth Daise, Manager: $211,030
Daaiyah Bilal-Threats, Senior Director: $210,260
Maurice Joseph, Deputy General Counsel: $209,525
Kathleen Lyons, Regional Director: $209,159
Bouy Te, Director: $208,658
Robin Butterfield, Senior Prog./Policy Specialist/Analyst: $207,775
Laura Gross, Senior Prog./Policy Specialist/Analyst: $206,696
Segun Eubanks, Director: $206,646
Robert Eagan, Organizational Specialist: $206,612
Janet Dade, Director: $206,314
Candace Lilyquist, Organizational Specialist: $205,880
Kenneth Farrell, Manager: $205,172
Katherine Mattos, Communications Counsel: $203,645
Michael Edwards, Associate Director: $203,455
Stephen Behrer, Senior Prog./Policy Specialist/Analyst: $203,316
James Hristakos, Producer/Director (Broadcast Media): $202,557
Linda Cabral, Associate Director: $202,487
Timothy Dedman, Regional Director: $202,242
Roxanne Dove, Director: $201,654
Corina Cortez, Manager: $200,767