You Made This Too Easy For Me

7 03 2018


SHOT:  Dozens of [WU] students pose nearly nude for campus newspaper’s sex issue

CHASER:  Washington U confiscates two guns, including AR-15, suspends student

The same people who can handle precise and intricate instruction on fellatio techniques can’t handle the sight and presence of a rifle?

Note:  If memory serves, Student Life has been publishing the annual sex issue since at least 1992.


Pseudo-Academic Autarky

6 03 2018

Oxford, Ohio

Let me translate this into English:

The school is hiring its own social justice studies majors.

Because, that’s the only real employment market for a social justice studies major, the very schools at which they’re majoring in social justice.

This is also why they do nothing but bitch and moan about all the “problematic cisheteronormativity and patriarchy” on campus (???) — That, translated into English, merely means the social justice studies majors are begging the schools to create enough jobs to hire permanently all the social justice studies graduates after graduation. Sort of a pseudo-academic autarky.

That’s because college campuses are so wretched and backwards that SJWs want to be able to spend their whole lives there.

Normandy Derp

2 03 2018

Pine Lawn

How it starts:

A north St. Louis County mother is outraged with a school where she claims bullies beat up her daughter leaving her with scars. She said it isn’t the first time her daughter was assaulted at Barack Obama Elementary School.

And that’s where I end.  From there, you can figure out who is doing the bullying.

Not the Klan.

Along these lines, we’re only five years away from the first wave of teenage criminal suspects named “Barack (surname)” or “Barack Obama (surname)” or some such being publicly identified.

Putting Their Understanding Attitude to the Test

28 02 2018

University City


St. Louis regional universities tell applicants protesting gun violence won’t affect admissions

A growing number of universities are telling future students they can protest without fear. That includes Washington, St. Louis and Western Illinois Universities.

This comes ahead of the March for Our Lives walkouts expected for next month.

Many high school students across the nation have been participating in walkouts in protest to gun violence demanding better legislation and gun control.

In a Tweet, Washington University stated that it stands with future applicants taking part in peaceful protests against gun violence.

“We want to lower the flame a little bit,” said Ronné Turner, Vice Provost for Admissions and Financial Aid, “it’s ok to be civically engaged.”

Turner said the university is aware that students may be disciplined by high school administrators for their participation but it will not hurt their chances of getting into the university.

“We are trying to understand you, we’re trying to understand what’s important to you,” said Turner.

For some students and parents at Fort Zumwalt East High School, that kind of support is a sigh of relief.

“It just shows we have a voice too and we want to stand up for what’s is right,” said junior, Shelonda Thomas.

Fort Zumwalt East has a “Shelonda?” That’s a little disconcerting by itself. Keep in mind that the Fort Zumwalt district is not and has never been a transfer district pursuant with the Turner Law, unlike next door Francis Howell district.  This means that enough of the “Shelonda” demographic must live in the FZ district service area.

But I digress.

Let’s put WU and SLU’s magnanimous and understanding attitude to the test.

There are two otherwise precisely identical applications on the desks of both schools’ admissions committees, both are otherwise cinches for being admitted.  The only difference is that one of them is an urban or suburban student suspended for protesting “gun violence” in February 2018, (Reality check:  As if they’ll actually be suspended, because we all know the teachers and administrators are provoking these students, hence my 54th axiom), and the other is from a rural student who was once suspended while in high school because someone found a hunting rifle in his car that was parked off school property because he went on a short nearby hunting trip the early morning before school.

We don’t even…

Especially since that the Espenshade-Radford research informs us that even without the suspension, the rural applicant wouldn’t have much of a chance.

A Promise Not Worth Keeping

27 02 2018

Parkland, Florida

Rush, yesterday:

RUSH:  (snip) … Little Rock is next. This is Kurt. Great to have you, sir. How are you doing?

CALLER: Doing well, Rush. Rush, as usual, you are spot on. I retired from 26 years in the military in 2008 and continued my service as a teacher. I went to the Detroit city school district, and I only stayed six years. What drove me out of education was — and it was in 2013 — was this PROMISE Program that you’re talking about. I had been assaulted — nothing was done — in the hallways of the class.

But in 2013, our class fundraiser received two counterfeit 10-dollar bills. The student that noticed it, that they had identical serial numbers, remembered who gave them to us. And it was the school’s basketball star. We went to the financial secretary and found out that over a thousand dollars had been passed through the school’s cafeteria already. We immediately went straight down the hall to the dean of discipline to report it and were told that we should be ashamed of ourselves, that this was this young man’s way out of the city, and that it would destroy his athletic future.

RUSH: Wait a minute. Wait a minute. This sounds sadly believable. This really happened, right?

CALLER: Absolutely. I assure you.

RUSH: At the same time, it sounds outrageous. I can just see the sniveling dean of discipline talking to you. I could just see this guy mocking you for being insensitive and not realizing that it’s this guy’s ticket out and who are we to judge? And stupid bromides like that.

CALLER: It gets worse. My senior Army instructor, because we were with the JROTC program, fine program in Detroit and other schools, but we called the Detroit Secret Service. We weren’t gonna tolerate that. We said, “This is ridiculous.” I think within an hour a Secret Service agent arrived, came into our office, gun, badge, the whole nine yards, and he began to explain to us about how the school has its own diplomatic immunity and that these things he can’t even take action on it unless the school — I remember asking him what if I had counterfeited the 10-dollar bills? He said, “I would be taking you out in handcuffs right now.” I only lasted a few months after that.

RUSH: Wait a minute. This guy actually admitted — the Secret Service agent admitted that to you?

CALLER: He explained it to us. He was very proud to talk to us. My senior Army instructor was a West Point graduate. We’re all retired of course, teaching the ROTC program, but he felt like he was with brethren, I suppose. So, yeah, he actually told us that. And I have his card at the house. I could remember who he was. I’ve called the Detroit Free Beacon, which it seems to be the most conservative newspaper there, and they weren’t interested in doing a story on it. I was also shot in the back by a squirt gun full of urine by a student and they refused to charge that student.

RUSH: Why? Because a pistol full of urine was his only way out?

CALLER: Exactly. And I loved my students, Rush. You wouldn’t believe some of the jewels that are in the Detroit city school system when they arrive as freshman. Bright, articulate, smart. I taught at a college preparatory school there, and by the time they had reached their senior year, it’s horrible. At the time I was teaching, Occupy Wall Street was going on, and they had these students teaching them how to protest. They were making up their own occupy signs and walking through the hallways getting applause.


“They had these students teaching them how to protest.”  There’s that 54th axiom again.

No Thanks, I’ve Got Plans

23 02 2018

Clayton; Chesterfield

Stacy Newman, Clayton HS, Parkway Central HS.

So we have the rotten spoiled entitled brats teaming up with the parentheticals, all provoked by their parents and teachers.

I would join in, but I’m being taken to see “15:17 to Paris” this afternoon.


21 02 2018

Jefferson City

I don’t get it.

Is the problem here the race gap, or is it underfunded rural white schools?

Because, while it’s technically possible for both to be problems in the same space at the same time, it’s rather difficult to reconcile the two.

Also remember that one of the historical reasons why rural white districts are underfunded is because the “urban” (full of yoots) districts and their “unique needs” wind up crowding out a good chunk of state money.  Remember, the state spent quite a bit on both St. Louis’s inter-district deseg program (“VICC”), and on the Kansas City Experiment.

Back to the point, the race gap in the AP universe persists in spite of the fact that the AP has tried to tweak (dumb down) both its offerings and tests to appeal to blacks (and Hispanics) in recent years.  One other point about the race gap is that it lumps whites and Asians into the same “winner” category, when I’d be more interested in the Asian-white gap.

Then there’s this at the end:

Missouri education officials also stress that some students prefer to take dual credit courses, which are college courses that high school students can enroll in through a partnership between a college and a public school system, rather than take AP exams. Others may enroll at a local college while still in high school. Some schools allow students to receive dual credit through an AP course.

Unlike AP, dual credit and dual enrollment guarantee students that they will earn college credit if they pass the courses. However, dual credit and dual enrollment only apply to Missouri colleges. Last year, 415 districts and charter schools with high schools offered dual credit; about 140 offered dual enrollment.

The reason “dual credit” classes “guarantee” college credit is because the colleges get paid off the scheme.  For the most part, colleges won’t accept AP as credit any longer, because doing so would be a means of accumulating credits without the colleges getting paid.  (Occam’s Razor, Generation X Edition).  Because of credential creep, and all the things that have led up to it and are driving it, cough cough, affirmative action, cough cough, the disparate impact of various Federal court decisions, cough cough, the Democrat Party and the education-industrial complex being one and the same, the goal that most students have when it comes to tertiary education is the piece of paper.  The option that helps them get that piece of paper faster or easier will be more popular than the one that doesn’t.