Biased Agendas

One more example of PC intrusion into the schools, bringing “equality” to the ranks. As usual, this doesn’t elevate anyone; it reduces all to the lowest common position so that EVERYONE gets a trophy.

For the sake of “equity,” school abandons tradition of honoring top performing graduates

A Florida high school is abandoning its tradition of graduating top students in white robes after some deemed the practice inequitable.

In previous years, students who achieve the high ranks of earning a 4.0 or beyond have traditionally walked in a white robe, but the practice will now be disbanded at Leto High School.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, district spokeswoman Tanya Arja claimed that school leaders “want to be focused on equity at the school,” while placing an emphasis “on being a Falcon family,” referencing the Florida school’s mascot.

But some students are “heartbroken” by the change, including student Abel Urdaneta, who told The Times that he and his peers “have worked hard every single day so that we could graduate with honors and be celebrated on the day we walk across the stage.” [snip]

Such practices, though, encourage students to apply themselves, as Urdaneta rightly observed, despite how inequitable they may be perceived. There’s nothing prejudiced about being better at something than someone else.

Hard work deserves to be rewarded and recognized, especially among young people, just as bad marks should instill a sense of wanting to improve. Seeing peers and colleagues overcome obstacles and reach accomplishments can be an encouragement to work harder. Competition helps everyone become the best versions of themselves. Teaching students at a young age that hard work doesn’t pay off will not prepare them well for the world of work, where diligence is expected and failure is punished.

If everyone is equal, all get the same results regardless of how hard they work, why work? Why invest the time and energy to learn when it makes no difference.
Once more, the errors of socialism rears it’s ugly head, destroying instead of creating.

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Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage.

~ Ambrose Bierce

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Perseverance – a lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success.

~ Ambrose Bierce

For those not familiar with Bierce, another individual to be read which will help to understand him is H. L. Mencken. Both had a rather gimlet eyed view of government, humanity and life in general, and rather accurate at that.

Big Spenders

Have you ever wondered what happened at Equifax? How did this happen? Who was in charge?

Here’s one part of the answer:

Illegal Immigration

They’re making it sound as if a crime was committed. There was, by the individuals entering the U.S. unlawfully.

Report Accuses Motel 6 Of Turning Illegal Alien Guests Over To ICE

On Wednesday, a report surfaced alleging that two Motel 6 locations were tipping off immigration officials about suspected illegals staying at their hotels, resulting in at least 20 arrests. Motel 6 has since issued a statement the practice has been “discontinued.”

According to a review of court documents by the Phoenix New Times, between the months of February and August, ICE made arrests at two Phoenix Motel 6s approximately every two weeks.

One front-desk worker told the Phoenix New Times that the motels did an “audit” of its customers daily and sent the results to ICE.

“We send a report every morning to ICE — all the names of everybody that comes in,” the unnamed employee claimed. “Every morning at about 5 o’clock, we do the audit and we push a button and it sends it to ICE.”

Yasmeen Pitts O’Keefe, a spokesperson for ICE’s division in Phoenix, told the Phoenix New Times that she could not discuss how ICE is getting their information, but that ICE “conduct[s] targeted enforcement operations every day.”

“I wouldn’t be able to confirm how we are getting our information,” she said. “Those are investigative techniques that we wouldn’t be able to talk about.”

“If hypothetically we were somewhere — if we did administratively arrest some folks — that happens all the time. We conduct targeted enforcement operations every day,” she explained.

However, immigrant attorney Denise Aguilar claimed that one of her clients said ICE has been paying people $200 for information, though she admitted that might have been a lie.

“They have heard (no telling how valid the info is) that ICE is paying $200 per person for the front-desk clerk to report,” Aguilar said.

Despite the possibility that both of the claims asserted in the article are not true, the ACLU issued a campaign against Motel 6 on social media: [snip]

In a follow-up piece, the Phoenix New Times wrote, “Couple of quick points: One, Motel 6 is not denying that it had been sharing guest information with ICE, which is interesting.”

They also asked a few questions about Motel 6, including the question, “Why exactly was Motel 6 collaborating with ICE in the first place?”

Perhaps because immigration is a federal matter, and not up to Motel 6.

Perhaps, since Motel 6 is a private entity, they are free to do what ever the hell they want to do. The ACLU may not like it but that is just too effing bad.