Compared to 34 other modernized countries, the United States currently ranks 20th in literacy, 30th in math, 23rd in science out of 34 industrialized nations according to the recent report put out by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD). (Source) The United States has fallen to rank 49th in life expectancy of 120 countries while maintaining the dubious rank of being number one in incarcerations, military spending, childhood obesity, hours of television watched, student debt and the highest national debt any country has ever incurred in history.
These continual poor performance rankings persist despite spending more on education than any other country with the exception of Switzerland, who ranks in the top five in education. Currently, only 64% of students who begin college graduate within six years. Those who do graduate have collectively amassed over one trillion dollars in long term student debt. It is of no surprise that over 72% of students who have finished college in the past three years have moved back in with their parents. Additionally, young adults between the ages of 18-26 also have the highest unemployment rate in this country putting further strain on middle class families.
Kathleen Lowrey is an associate professor of anthropology at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Alberta, in Canada. She is also serving as the chair of the undergraduate program – an administrative role which includes duties such as chairing a committee about courses, approving transfer credits, and running a special seminar for honors students in the department. She’s also a feminist. However, according to ... Read More
In a 47-47 vote, Senate Democrats blocked a critical $2 trillion coronavirus economic relief package on Sunday. The move sent futures markets plummeting by over 5%. According to the Washington Examiner, the Democrats have stalled the plan to pass the bill by Monday and send it to the House for a vote. President Donald Trump and congressional leaders hoped the measure would send a signal that would help stabilize ... Read More
For the past 11 months, Robert Hoogland, a father in Surrey, British Columbia, has been forced to watch as his 14 year-old daughter was “destroyed and sterilized” by court-ordered testosterone injections. After losing his legal appeal to stop the process in January, Rob (previously anonymized as “Clark” or “CD”) is making a desperate attempt to bring his case into the courts of public opinion, even though it breaks ... Read More
(Bloomberg) -- Trade tensions between Beijing and Washington have been building for years, leading the Trump administration to label the Asian nation “a threat to the world.” Yet the tally of gifts and contracts from China to U.S. universities since the start of 2013 is approaching $1 billion. About 115 colleges got monetary gifts, contracts or both from sources in mainland China in the six and ... Read More
Indiana University, the home of the Kinsey Institute that birthed the sexual revolution, held a three day long “Sex Fest” that featured a workshop on “kink,” sex toy tables and a woman being publicly whipped as part of a BDSM demonstration. Students who attend the school’s festival are given t-shirts that say “I love sex.” Campus Reform obtained shocking photos and videos from the events, including the “kink ... Read More
A former Penn State football player has filed a lawsuit against the college claiming that star players violently hazed other players and made sexual threats in the name of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky. Former defensive back Isaiah Humphries had a full scholarship to the school in 2018 but says that his time at Penn State was a hell of hazing and abuse. Humphries the school, ... Read More
An undercover video published by Project Veritas on Tuesday shows a field organizer for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign saying Soviet gulags were actually a positive phenomenon, suggesting that some similar program could re-educate Trump supporters and billionaires. The video begins with a Project Veritas journalist asking an individual identified as Sanders organizer Kyle Jurek, boasting a long arrest record of DUI's and drug use, if ... Read More
Not long after a video of university students chanting “Drag queens are not for kids” to a drag queen at a public library went viral, the protest’s 21-year-old Catholic organizer was found dead. While most of the immediate reporting out of Australia suggests that Wilson Gavin’s untimely death is the result of suicide, some friends of the devout traditional Catholic continue to speculate that this may ... Read More
California has blazed a trail for what is packaged as social progress, especially with their sex education, being one of four states–New Jersey, Colorado, and Illinois–to add mandatory LGBT history into their curricula. Now, comes a shocking addition to their sex-ed material: anal sex and “kinky” sex, including ‘blood play.’ A Facebook post containing a picture of the index of the textbook, named SEX, showed the ... Read More
Television has become such a common part of all of our lives that most don’t even think about just how much time they spend staring at their TV screen. Of course, all of those hours are undoubtedly adding up, and a recent survey of 2,000 British adults finds that the average TV viewer will watch an astounding 78,705 hours of programming (movies, sports, news, etc) in their lifetime ... Read More