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  Ways to defeat the Wikipedia cabal
Posted by: The Bison - 07-28-2017, 04:30 AM - Forum: Nominees, second-stringers, others - No Replies

Looking for ways to beat the fascists at Wikipedia. They seem to have a large number of minions and it is not easy to oppose them.

I am looking for practical ways to beat the bullies.

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  Porn, Prostitution Scandal for Klempner Fave Snopes
Posted by: Martin Eisenstadt - 07-27-2017, 12:04 PM - Forum: John Bear - Replies (1)

Being a lefty loon, Klempner has often cited lefty loon propaganda site Snopes to support his lefty loon conclusions.  Not surprisingly, Snopes is now on the verge of self-destruction, thanks to a porn and prostitution scandal involving its founders.  Funny how everything Klempner gets involved in degenerates into a porn and/or prostitution scandal.  It would seem that the self-appointed "experts" in charge of determining "fake news" are just as dissolute as the self-appointed "experts" in charge of determining "fake degrees."  

Quote:Fact-Checker Snopes On Verge of Financial Meltdown Amid Divorce Scandal
By Andrew West  July 26, 2017  

In the new liberal war on information, the very definition of the word “fact” has been called into question in order to create doubt among their voter base.

While Hillary Clinton was floundering in the 2016 election spin-masters in the mainstream media, along with her campaign advisors, found themselves struggling to find a scapegoat for their “inevitable” candidate’s coming demise.  They had previously tried to attack Donald Trump on several fronts, but to no avail.  It seemed as though Hillary Clinton’s purported, and later proven, corruption was too far embedded in the character of her candidacy.  That’s when the democrats decided to try something desperate:  They would fight a war of perception.

Instead of arguing with journalists and outlets with whom they disagreed, the democrats and the mainstream media would simply decide that those outlets were “fake news”.  It was a quick and easy dismissal to use, and the concept went viral.  Soon, any and every conservative news outlet found themselves on some imaginary “list”, concocted by some low-level liberal arts professor at You Name It Community College.  In short, it was a mess.  Who, then, would validate the validity of these claims?

Enter Snopes.com, one of the earliest authorities on the internet.  As the advent of the world wide web created a need for verifying the identity of those Nigerian Princes and getting the real story behind that photo of the guy on top of the Twin Towers, Snopes became the de facto destination for separating the wheat from the chaff of internet urban legends.   As the internet grew, so did Snopes, who began branching out into real world legends shortly after.

As the war against Fake News continued to devolve into pure madness, with no authority truly able to right the ship, Facebook and Google decided that Snopes was the answer.  These two liberal leviathans of the online world would give the job to the husband and wife team behind the debunking website, and then forcefully interject the Snopes opinion in their own search results.  The obviously flawed plan is currently still in place.

But for how long?

“So-called ‘fact-checking’ website Snopes.com is reportedly on the verge of financial collapse since one if its founders has been accused of using company cash to fund his contentious divorce and to pay for fancy vacations with his new wife, a former escort and porn actress.

“The financial situation has apparently become so dire that Snopes owner David Mikkelson launched a crowd-funding website to solicit donations, according to London’s Daily Mail. Readers contributed more than $500,000 in just the first 24 hours.

“Snopes.com’s founders, former husband and wife David and Barbara Mikkelson, have been embroiled in a lengthy and bitter legal dispute in the wake of their divorce. At one point, Barbara accused the CEO of using company money for prostitutes. Barbara Mikkelson also accused her ex-husband of embezzling more than $100,000 in company funds. She urged the court to limit access to David’s bank account because she said she feared he would drain the company funds due to his wild spending habits.

“David claimed Barbara took millions from their joint accounts and bought property in Las Vegas. He has since remarried to a former escort and porn actress, Elyssa Young, who is one of the site’s staff members. Young, who was a Las Vegas escort until at least 2015, charged $500 for her services. She also starred in porn films as ‘Erin O’Bryn.'”

This, folks, is the group in charge of determining “fake news” for the liberals.

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  Please help
Posted by: The Bison - 07-25-2017, 05:41 PM - Forum: Unaccredited vs. State-Approved vs. Accredited - Replies (4)

I normally do not make requests like this but I really need help.

There is some schmuck by the name of Dr Fleischman who is trying to sabotage the Warren National University page.

He got into an edit war with another user and in able to resolve they put this to a survey vote.

If you feel a need to have an unbiased opinion on this web page please do the following:

1 go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Warre...University
2 Go to the section that says Survey (the second to the last section at the end of the page)
3 Enter "Oppose.

Its that simple. If you have a Wikipedia account that would be good. Otherwise you can just edit without loging in.

Sincerely,

The Bison

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  Boycott CNN Advertisers--Here's a List
Posted by: Albert Hidel - 07-06-2017, 12:03 PM - Forum: General Education Discussions - Replies (10)

CNN using DegreeInfo tactics! CNN blackmails and bullies citizens exercising their right to free speech. Boycott CNN advertisers and let them know why.  Note University of Phoenix and French MBA program HEC on the list:

Quote:I've compiled a list of CNN advertisers and handy links to contact them to let them know we will not be buying their products, or using their services, while they advertise with CNN #CNNBlackmail (self.The_Donald)
submitted 14 hours ago * by jammich1776

Let's let CNN's advertisers know how we feel. I've found a list of their advertisers and updated it to include links to contact them. I've done my best to find as direct a link as possible to save you from rooting around their site. Some companies are more difficult to contact than others, so you may need to give an extra click or two to get the ball rolling. I'll be updating this with their twitter profiles in the coming minutes. Heed the call and do your part. Remember to use #CNNBlackmail when contacting them via twitter!

Ace Hardware:

http://www.acehardware.com/helpdesk/
https://twitter.com/AceHardware

Aleve:

https://www.aleve.com/contact-us/
https://twitter.com/Bayer

Alfa Romeo:

https://m.chrysler.com/webselfservice/al...lPage.html
https://twitter.com/alfa_romeo

Allegra:

https://www.allegra.com/contact/
https://twitter.com/AllegraOTC

American Petroleum Institute:

http://www.api.org/contact
https://twitter.com/API_News

Audi:

https://www.audiusa.com/help/contact-us
https://twitter.com/Audi

AT&T:

https://www.att.com/contactus/
https://twitter.com/ATT

Bayer:

https://www.bayer.com/en/contact.aspx#toForm
https://twitter.com/Bayer

Behr Paints:

http://www.behr.com/consumer/customer-service/feedback
https://twitter.com/BehrPaint

BMW:

http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/content/contactus/
https://twitter.com/BMW

Cars.com:

https://www.cars.com/contact/
https://twitter.com/carsdotcom

Century Link:

http://www.centurylink.com/help/contact/
https://twitter.com/CenturyLink

Chamonix
(tourist destination):
http://www.chamonix.com/contact,101,en.html
https://twitter.com/Chamonix_France

Clear Choice:

https://www.clearchoice.com/contact-us/
https://twitter.com/ClearChoice

Dell:

http://www.dell.com/support/Contents/us/...nformation
https://twitter.com/Dell

Expedia:

https://www.expedia.com/service/ Click "Contact Us"
https://twitter.com/Expedia

Exxon Mobil:

http://corporate.exxonmobil.com/en/compa...s/email-us
https://twitter.com/exxonmobil

Hewlett-Packard:

https://ssl.www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp...th-hp.html
https://twitter.com/HP

Hilton:

https://secure.hilton.com/en/hi/feedback/index.jhtml
https://twitter.com/HiltonHotels

Infiniti:

https://www.infinitiusa.com/iapps/contactus
https://twitter.com/INFINITIUSA

Jos. A Bank:

http://www.josbank.com/contact-us
https://twitter.com/JosABank

Lexus:

http://lexus2.custhelp.com/app/ask
https://twitter.com/Lexus

Marriott:

https://www.marriott.com/marriott/contact.mi
https://twitter.com/Marriott

McDonald's:

https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/conta...-form.html
https://twitter.com/McDonalds

Men's Wearhouse:

https://www.menswearhouse.com/support
https://twitter.com/menswearhouse

Mini Cooper:

http://www.miniusa.com/content/miniusa/e...ntact.html
https://twitter.com/CooperMiniLtd

Michelob:

https://shop.michelobultra.com/pages/contact-us
https://twitter.com/MichelobULTRA

Microsoft:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/contactus/
https://twitter.com/Microsoft

Mercedes-Benz:

https://mercedes-benz.custhelp.com/app/ask/session/
https://twitter.com/MercedesBenz

National Car Rental:

https://nationalcar.custhelp.com/app/home
https://twitter.com/NationalPro

National Education Association:

http://www.nea.org/home/827.htm
https://twitter.com/NEAToday

Optum:

https://www.optum.com/contact/contact-us.html
https://twitter.com/Optum

Panera:

https://panera.custhelp.com/app/ask
https://twitter.com/panerabread

Pom Wonderful:

https://www.pomwonderful.com/contact-us/
https://twitter.com/pomwonderful

Prudential:

http://corporate.prudential.com/view/page/corp/31794
https://twitter.com/Prudential

Stelara:

https://www.stelarainfo.com/contact-us

Sleep Number Beds:

https://www.sleepnumber.com/contact-us
https://twitter.com/sleepnumber

Stella Artois:

http://www.stellaartois.com/en_gb/contact-us.html
https://twitter.com/StellaArtois

TD Ameritrade:

https://www.tdameritrade.com/why-td-amer...ct-us.page
https://twitter.com/TDAmeritrade

Tempurpedic:

https://www.tempurpedic.com/contact-us/
https://twitter.com/TempurPedic

US Postal Service:

https://www.usps.com/help/contact-us.htm
https://twitter.com/USPS

Vistaprint:

http://www.vistaprint.com/customer-care/contact-us.aspx
https://twitter.com/Vistaprint

Vita Coco:

https://www.vitacoco.com/me/contact-us/
https://twitter.com/VitaCoco

Whole Foods:

https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/customer-service
https://twitter.com/WholeFoods

Per /u/_Constructed_
Quote:Here is a comprehensive list of all Time Warner (CNN's parent) sponsors or cooperations. Call them, and let them know that we will not be using their products until they abolish their ties to the Cable News Network.
Company/Group
Number

HEC Paris MBA Program
France numbers only

JK Harris and Company
800-556-9795

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
800-236-9933

E-Trade
800-387-2331

Monex Precious Metals
800-444-8317

Sprint / Nextel
1-888-211-4727
Nextel
1-800-639-6111

Select Quote
800-777-8300

Wells Fargo
800-869-3557

AARP
888-687-2277

Philips / Norelco
(212) 850-5000 scott.m.weisenhoff@philips.com

Subaru
1-800-782-2783

Geico
800-861-8380

Boston Market
800-365-7000

Overstock.com
800-843-2446

Liberty Medical
800-970-4831

Live Well Financial
800-917-1170

American Coalition for Clean Coal
877-358-6699

University of Phoenix
None

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
888-477-2669

Ehealth Insurance Services
800-977-8860

Dodge
1-800-853-1403

Hyundai
800-633-5151

Jos A Banks Clothiers
800-999-7472 or 800-285-2265

Career Builder.com
(800) 638-4212

Zurich Financial Services
Swiss numbers only

Johnson and Johnson
732-524-0400

US Home Auction
800-793-6107

Cisco
800-553-6387 or 408-526-4000

Exxon Mobil
972-444-1000

Jitterbug
800-918-8543
https://redd.it/6ldeiy

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  IL Progtard Maniac Shoots Up GOP Baseball Practice
Posted by: Yancy Derringer - 06-15-2017, 09:47 AM - Forum: George Gollin - Replies (8)

Suspect in congressional shooting was Bernie Sanders supporter, strongly anti-Trump

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You knew it was just a matter of time before…oh wait, wrong guy.  It’s not the IL progtard maniac we would have suspected.  This guy is named James T. Hodgkinson and he’s from Belleville, Illinois, not Champaign, Illinois.  But same socialist, Marxist, dumbass politics.  

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IL 12 Congressman Mike Bost states that Hodgkinson contacted his office 10 times, but “never appeared threatening.”  This would be in sharp distinction to that other guy, the convicted ethics violator who stalked IL 13 Congressman Rodney Davis at his office…

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…stalked pretty IL 13 Demtard candidate Ann Callis at her office…

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…and stalked and no doubt continues to stalk everybody else who disagrees with him.  

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Thankfully, James T. Hodgkinson died from the wounds he sustained at the hands of the police.  Although this probably will not stop him from voting multiple times in the next Illinois election.

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  Pearl Dick & Gollin Brat
Posted by: Howie Felterbush - 05-27-2017, 06:32 PM - Forum: George Gollin - Replies (10)

I'm sure you all have been wondering just who were among the nearly 300 who attended the third annual “Paving the Way to Healing and Recovery: Revolutionary Healing” conference on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, to discuss promising strategies that promote healing practices for young men of color who have been harmed by violence.

Quote:Denice Martin-Thompson from Passion Filled People, Lindsey Sherwin & Javan Howard from You Are the Shift, RJ Maccani & Gaurav Jashnani from Generation Give, Keston Jones & Saul Rivera from Healthy Start Brooklyn, NYCDOMH, Rommell Washington from Crime Victims Treatment Center, Cordelia Loots-Gollin & Pearl Dick from Healing Hurt People and Project Fire: ArtReach Chicago, David Gaskin & Rahson Johnson from S.O.S., Sebastien Vante from Safe Horizon, Liz Roberts & Lisa O’Connor from Safe Horizon, Saskia Valencia, Anne Oredeko & Charles Nunez from Youth Represent, Dr. Charles C. Edwards, Lisa Good from Urban Grief, Afua Addo from the Center for Court Innovation, Michael Rowe & Bridgette Butler from Healing Works, Ted Bunch from A Call to Men and Jarvis Houston, community organizer.
http://crownheights.org/paving-the-way-t...ling-4-12/

Those unfortunate young men of color should take a cue from darling young Chlamydia, and find themselves a Pearl Dick!

For darling young Chlamydia, singing the SMDFMA song with dear old dad no doubt pales in comparison to spending a little quality time with Pearl Dick.

Too bad DegreeInfo überperv Thomas Vernon "Chip" White couldn't be there to film the encounter between Chlamydia and Pearl Dick.  True, being over 18 they are both a little long in the tooth for Chip's tastes, not to mention the more-or-less wrong gender, chromosomally speaking.  Still, memorializing some of those exciting "breakout sessions" could be a lucrative sideline for White, the premier pedophile-pandering porn peddler. 

Pearl Dick is listed as the "Artistic Director" at ArtReach.  Remember, when you need some "artistic direction," always be sure to use a Pearl Dick.

Pearl Dick's Facebook page describes her as "In a relationship with Shannon Downey."  Wow, it's a lesbian, who would have guessed?  Let's hope that Shannon isn't the jealous type, or somebody might be finding out about healing hurt people first-hand.

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  Sen. Lee Proposes State Accreditation System
Posted by: Herbert Spencer - 05-19-2017, 09:17 PM - Forum: Unaccredited vs. State-Approved vs. Accredited - Replies (1)

Quote:The 1 Change the Government Could Make to Drive Down College Prices

Sen. Mike Lee / @SenMikeLee / May 16, 2017 /

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The Higher Education Reform and Opportunity Act would allow states to set up their own accreditation systems, creating space for innovative reforms in higher education. (Photo: iStock Photos)

Commentary By
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Sen. Mike Lee/ @SenMikeLee
Mike Lee is a Republican senator from Utah.

Over the past 20 years, the price of wireless service has fallen 46 percent, the price of software has fallen 68 percent, the price of televisions has fallen 96 percent, and the quality of these services and technologies has improved markedly.

But over that same time, the price of college tuition has risen 199 percent, and most parents would agree that the quality has not greatly improved.

But if prices typically fall as competition spurs quality advancement, as seen by the technological achievement of the last two decades, how has that not happened in education?

There is no one simple answer to this question, but the different regulatory environment facing higher education is a significant factor.

One hundred years ago, there were six regional, voluntary, nongovernmental institutions that helped universities and secondary schools coordinate curricula, degrees, and transfer credits. These institutions had no power to prevent the creation of higher education institutions.

This changed with the 1952 GI Bill.

After congressional investigators found thousands of sham colleges were created overnight to take advantage of the benefits provided in the first 1944 GI Bill, the federal government turned these voluntary institutions into accreditors.

As the federal government steadily ramped up its financial support for higher education benefits, it continued outsourcing the vetting of higher education institutions to these regional accreditors.

This makeshift system worked well for decades, but in recent years these regional accreditors have come under heavy criticism for both lax oversight over some online institutions and a heavy hand in killing some promising innovations.

No regulator is ever going to be perfect, but if they are going to be gatekeepers for a sector of the economy as important as higher education, they must be transparent and accountable to the American people.

Unfortunately, our nation’s regional accreditors are neither. They do not share how they make their accrediting decisions with anyone and their board members do not face accountability at the ballot box.

This needs to change.

That is why I have introduced the Higher Education Reform and Opportunity Act. This bill would allow states to create their own accreditation system for institutions that want to be eligible for federal financial aid dollars.

Each state could then be as open or closed to higher education innovation as they saw fit. They could even stick with their current regional accreditors if they chose to do so.

But they could also enable innovators like Purdue University President Mitch Daniels, who recently signed a deal with the online provider Kaplan University, to go even further in their mission to expand higher education access to those who had limited access before.

Our higher education system should not be held captive to 100-year-old institutions that were never intended to be regulatory gatekeepers in the first place.

Instead, we should allow those communities that want to experiment with higher education policy the freedom and accountability to do so.

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  Hit Libtards in Wallet
Posted by: Armando Ramos - 05-17-2017, 08:18 PM - Forum: General Education Discussions - Replies (4)

Quote:Let’s Hit Left-Wing Colleges Where It Hurts. In the Pocketbook.
Walter E. Williams / May 17, 2017 /

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An anti-Trump protester burns a ''Free Speech'' sign held by a Trump supporter at the University of California, Berkeley. (Photo: Paul Kuroda/Zuma Press/Newscom)

Parents, taxpayers, and donors have little idea of the levels of lunacy, evil, and lawlessness that have become features of many of today’s institutions of higher learning.

Parents, taxpayers, and donors who ignore or are too lazy to find out what goes on in the name of higher education are nearly as complicit as the professors and administrators who promote or sanction the lunacy, evil, and lawlessness.

As for the term “institutions of higher learning,” we might start asking: Higher than what?

Let’s look at a tiny sample of academic lunacy.

During a campus debate, Purdue University professor David Sanders argued that a logical extension of pro-lifers’ belief that fetuses are human beings is that pictures of “a butt-naked body of a child” are child pornography.

Clemson University’s chief diversity officer, Lee Gill, who’s paid $185,000 a year to promote inclusion, provided a lesson claiming that to expect certain people to be on time is racist.

To reduce angst among snowflakes in its student body, the University of California, Hastings College of the Law has added a “Chill Zone.” The Chill Zone, located in its library, has, just as most nursery schools have, mats for naps and beanbag chairs.

Before or after a snooze, students can also use the space to do a bit of yoga or meditate.

The University of Michigan Law School helped its students weather their Trump derangement syndrome—a condition resulting from Donald Trump’s election—by enlisting the services of an “embedded psychologist” in a room full of bubbles and play dough.

To reduce pressure on law students, Joshua M. Silverstein, a law professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, thinks “every American law school ought to substantially eliminate C grades and set its good academic standing grade point average at the B- level.”

Today’s academic climate might be described as a mixture of infantilism, kindergarten, and totalitarianism. The radicals, draft dodgers, and hippies of the 1960s who are now college administrators and professors are responsible for today’s academic climate.

The infantilism should not be tolerated, but more important for the future of our nation are the totalitarianism and the “hate America” lessons being taught at many of the nation’s colleges.

For example, led by its student government leader, the University of California, Irvine’s student body voted for a motion, which the faculty approved, directing that the American flag not be on display because it makes some students uncomfortable and creates an unsafe, hostile environment.

The flag is a symbol of hate speech, according to the student government leader. He said the U.S. flag is just as offensive as Nazi and Islamic State flags and that the U.S. is the world’s most evil nation.

In a recent New York Times op-ed, New York University Provost Ulrich Baer argued:

Quote:The idea of freedom of speech does not mean a blanket permission to say anything anybody thinks. It means balancing the inherent value of a given view with the obligation to ensure that other members of a given community can participate in discourse as fully recognized members of that community.

That’s a vision that is increasingly being adopted on college campuses, and it’s leaking down to our primary and secondary levels of education.

Baer apparently believes that the test for one’s commitment to free speech comes when he balances his views with those of others.

His vision justifies the violent disruptions of speeches by Heather Mac Donald at Claremont McKenna College, Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of California, Berkeley, and Charles Murray at Middlebury College.

Baer’s vision is totalitarian nonsense. The true test of one’s commitment to free speech comes when he permits people to be free to say and write those things he finds deeply offensive.

Americans who see themselves as either liberal or conservative should rise up against this totalitarian trend on America’s college campuses.

I believe the most effective way to do so is to hit these campus tyrants where it hurts the most—in the pocketbook. Lawmakers should slash budgets, and donors should keep their money in their pockets.

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  HS Students Bust Principal's Fake Degree
Posted by: Martin Eisenstadt - 04-06-2017, 06:37 AM - Forum: Unaccredited vs. State-Approved vs. Accredited - No Replies

High school kids doing the administrators' jobs.  Corllins University??  Sounds legit!  Seems like the old cow picked up a little taqiyya whilst visiting Dubai.

Quote:$93K fraud: Amy Robertson Pittsburg Kansas High school principal resigns after credentials exposed

By Christopher Koulouris -  
April 5, 2017

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Amy Robertson Pittsburg Kansas High school principal

Amy Robertson Pittsburg Kansas High school principal: How an educator came to be caught out with fraudulent credentials with a starting salary of $93K.

Amy Robertson a Kansas High school principal has resigned after a high school journalist dug into their school’s new principal’s credentials.

It wasn’t upon being found out that the teacher, who had recently being hired on a starting $93 000 salary at Pittsburg High School was forced to resign. The educator reported the Topeka Capital Journal had been slated to start in August. 

‘She was going to be the head of our school,’ Trina Paul, a senior and an editor of the Pittsburg High School’s newspaper, Booster Redux, told The Kansas City Star. ‘We wanted to be assured that she was qualified and had the proper credentials.’

Adding, ‘We stumbled on some things that most might not consider legitimate credentials.’

After a search online, the students found articles that the Dubai’s education authority suspended Robertson’s clearance to teach at Dubai American Scientific School; they accused her of not being authorized to be a principal. Robertson had lived in Dubai on and off for 19 years.

‘That raised a red flag,’ told Maddie Baden, a 17-year-old junior at the school. ‘If students could uncover this, I want to know why the adults couldn’t find this.’

Intrigued, student journalists at the school’s newspaper, a team of six students — five juniors and one senior, turned up the switch to only now come up with even more inconsistencies.

Come Friday, the Booster Redux published a story that questioned the legitimacy of Robertson’s degrees. She had apparently received her masters and doctorate from Corllins University.

But there was a problem, research failed to find evidence the university even existing.

Instead, research found that Corllins was a diploma mill, where one is able to buy a degree. Furthermore, its website does not have any actual information.

The Better Business Bureau’s website says Corllins’ physical address is unknown and the school isn’t a BBB-accredited institution.

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Pictured, Amy Robertson Pittsburg Kansas High school principal

In turn Robertson denied her degrees were illegitimate, arguing that she’d attended Corllins before it lost accreditation.

In an email to The Star, the ‘educator’ wrote, ‘The current status of Corllins University is not relevant because when I received my MA in 1994 and my PhD in 2010, there was no issue … All three of my degrees have been authenticated by the US government.’

Adding, ‘I have no comment in response to the questions posed by PHS students regarding my credentials because their concerns are not based on facts’.

But come Tuesday, Pittsburg Community Schools Board of Education President Al Mendez announced Robertson’s resignation.

‘In light of the issues that arose, Dr. Robertson felt it was in the best interest of the district to resign her position,’ Superintendent Destry Brown said in a statement. ‘The Board has agreed to accept her resignation.’

The board previously approved of Robertson’s hiring on March 6. At the time, Superintendent Destry Brown approved, with Brown saying he felt responsible for what happened.

‘As superintendent, I feel like I let the teachers and the students down. I publicly admit that,’ he said.

Brown went on to concede that the district would probably be making changes to its vetting process. How or why the vetting process existed in its current format is yet to be necessarily understood….

Emily Smith, the high school’s journalism adviser, said she was proud of the students.

Told Smith, ‘They were not out to get anyone to resign or to get anyone fired. They worked very hard to uncover the truth.’

Robertson is currently working in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, according to the Washington Post, Robertson said she most recently worked as the chief executive of an education consulting firm known as Atticus I S Consultants there. Or did she?

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Amy Robertson Pittsburg Kansas High school principal. Pictured the school the educator had been slated to begin her $93K post at in August.

 

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  Taxpayers losing BILLIONS to Ivy League tax breaks
Posted by: Herbert Spencer - 04-01-2017, 02:06 PM - Forum: General Education Discussions - Replies (1)

Quote:REPORT: Taxpayers losing BILLIONS to Ivy League tax breaks

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Adam Sabes
Mississippi Campus Correspondent
Mar 30, 2017 at 9:15 AM EDT

* A new report reveals that Ivy League universities are raking in billions in tax breaks on their endowments, bolstering those Republicans pushing to end the free ride.

* Between FY2011 and FY2015, the 8 Ivy League schools cost federal taxpayers $41.59 billion, including $9.6 billion in tax exemptions on investment income from their $119 billion in endowments.

* Some Republicans, including President Trump and Rep. Tom Reed, have called for curtailing or eliminating tax exemptions for universities with $1 billion+ endowments.
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A new report reveals that Ivy League universities are raking in billions in tax breaks on their endowments, bolstering those Republicans pushing to end the free ride.

In a report released Wednesday called Ivy League Inc., government watchdog group OpenTheBooks reports that the combined endowments of the eight Ivy League universities amounted to $119 billion in 2015, enough to provide every undergraduate students with a full-ride scholarship for the next 51 years without adding a single cent from donations or investment income.

As non-profit educational institutions, of course, the Ivy League schools are not required to pay taxes on income from their endowments, amounting to “a $9.6 billion tax break on the $27.3 billion growth of their endowment funds” between FY2011 and FY2015.

In addition, the Ivy League received $25.73 billion in federal payments over the same period, resulting in a total cost to federal taxpayers of $41.59 billion over the course of just six years.
Significantly, the report indicates that the eight colleges in the Ivy League “received more money ($4.31 billion)–on average–annually from the federal government than [did] sixteen states.”

Some Republicans had begun to express disgust with this state of affairs even before the latest report, fueling speculation that the tax breaks will be among the items addressed by Congress as part of a larger tax reform package.

On the campaign trail, even Donald Trump took a rhetorical swing at the entitlements, according to Politico.

"What a lot of people don’t know is that universities get massive tax breaks for their massive endowments," Trump told supporters at a Pennsylvania rally. “These huge, multi-billion-dollar endowments are tax-free, but too many of these universities don’t use the money to help with the tuition and student debt.”

Those sentiments have been forcefully championed by Republican Rep. Tom Reed, who served on the Trump transition team, and whose office released an exhaustive blueprint last year for reforming higher education.

A hallmark of his efforts has been the Reducing Excessive Debt and Unfair Costs of Education (REDUCE) Act, which would require universities with endowments larger than $1 billion to spend at least 25 percent of their investment gains on tuition relief for students with financial needs.

Schools that fail to meet that requirement would have an immediate 30 percent tax imposed on their investment income, which could rise to 100 percent with continued violations.

Campus Reform has reached out to Reed’s office for information on the current status of the REDUCE Act, as well as a prognosis as to whether it will be included in broader tax reform efforts, and is currently awaiting a response.

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