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UC Davis spent thousands to scrub pepper-spray references from Internet

BY SAM STANTON AND DIANA LAMBERT sstanton@sacbee.com The Sacramento Bee UC Davis contracted with consultants for at least $175,000 to scrub the Internet of negative online postings following the November 2011 pepper-spraying of students and to improve the reputations of both the university and Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi, newly released documents show. The payments were … Continue reading

The FBI Has a New Plan to Spy on High School Students Across the Country

Alternet.org Sarah Lazare Under new guidelines, the FBI is instructing high schools across the country to report students who criticize government policies and “western corruption” as potential future terrorists, warning that “anarchist extremists” are in the same category as ISIS and young people who are poor, immigrants or travel to “suspicious” countries are more likely … Continue reading

Public School Indoctrination Embedded in Grammar Quiz

A picture of a grammar quiz has been making the rounds on social media. The quiz directs students to rewrite sentences using a possessive pronoun. The six sentences, when put together, read: The president’s job is not easy. The nation’s people do not always agree. The president’s choices affect everyone. He makes sure the country’s … Continue reading