Blake Neff

Reporter at The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Gay Pride Event Bans Drag Because It Offends Transgendered

 

An LGBT pride march in Scotland has banned “cis” drag queens from marching out of the fear that it could offend transgender people. Free Pride Glasgow is scheduled to take place in August, and bills itself as an alternative to the city’s main Pride event, which has allegedly become too commercialized. “It was felt by the group […]

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Woman Recruited For Harvard Swimming Swaps Sex, Will Swim For MEN Instead

 

A top recruit for the Harvard University women’s swim team has swapped her gender and decided to swim for the men’s team instead. As reported by Swimming World, Schuyler Bailar was a top female swimmer in the country in high school, helping to set a high school record in the girls’ 400-meter medley relay. But after graduating in […]

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Nevada’s Common Core Tests Turn Into Costly Fiasco

 

A new, online standardized test designed to test Nevada schoolchildren on Common Core standards has been a huge fiasco in its first year, with the vast majority of students unable to complete the test. The failure could expose the state to federal sanctions. Under No Child Left Behind, states are supposed to test children in grades 3-8 each year […]

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California University Will Ban Soda Sales On Campus

 

The University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) is halting the sale of soda and other sugary drinks on campus due to health concerns. Under the new policy, which was decided upon in May and will be implemented in July, campus vendors will be blocked from selling all drinks with added sugar calories to the school’s 4,600 students. That means no Coca-Cola, no Dr. Pepper, and no fruit […]

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Will Jeb Bush’s Education Record Win Him The Nomination, Or Destroy Him?

 

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s announcement Monday that he is running for president instantly makes him both a man to beat and a top target in a crowded GOP field. Bush’s big donor base, establishment backing, and more moderate reputation will almost certainly make him the top target of other GOP candidates. Whether he can survive their onslaught and emerge […]

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Teacher: I Don’t Teach Shakespeare Because He’s White

 

The Washington Post has published a guest article by a California teacher arguing that American high school students shouldn’t read Shakespeare because he’s a dead, white man. Dana Dusbiber, who teaches English in Sacramento, says she avoids Hamlet and all the rest because her minority students shouldn’t be expected to study a ”a long-dead, British guy” (Dusbiber herself is white). And […]

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Reddit Bans Web Page For Mocking Fat People

 

The popular website reddit, which bills itself “the front page of the Internet” and is known for featuring forums called “subreddits” on virtually any topic, has launched a new crackdown on behavior it says constitutes “harassment.” Its first victim? A page dedicated to bashing fat people. The subreddit r/fatpeoplehate was previously one of the site’s most […]

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DC-Area High School Hosts Anti-Police Art Display

 

A high school in a Washington, D.C. suburb has erected a large art display bashing police in a central area of the school. Oxon Hill High School is a majority-black school in Prince George’s County, Maryland just south of D.C. The display, apparently created by an art class at the school, was put up by at least last […]

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Obama Admin Will Forgive Up To $3.6 BILLION In Student Loans

 

The Department of Education announced Monday that it is implementing a plan to forgive as much as $3.6 billion in student loans given to students attending schools affiliated with the defunct for-profit college chain Corinthian Colleges. Corinthian was once one of the biggest players in for-profit colleges, but abruptly fell apart in 2014 amid accusations that it […]

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Wisconsin Might Destroy Tenure For Professors

 

Lawmakers in Wisconsin advanced a daring proposal made by Gov. Scott Walker that would eliminate state laws guaranteeing faculty tenure at state universities, a dramatic potential shift that has faculty and administrators up in arms. The Wisconsin legislature’s Joint Finance Committee voted 12-4 Friday to approve a proposal that would eliminate tenure from state law and allow […]

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