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The first miracle of 2013 by Dr. Oz is the one everyone is excited about, it’s called Red Palm Oil. Dr. Oz calls it the “stop sign for aging” and says it can fight the aging process, fight belly fat and combat heart disease. It’s sourced from Africa and Southeast Asia from palm trees that produce a red fruit that is then broken down into an organic virgin red palm oil.

We’ll do our best to make sure you know everything about this miracle oil, so you can know what to expect and how to put it to use.

Unrefined Red Palm OilHealth Benefits of Red Palm Oil are things like:

  • Fights Many Types of Cancer
  • Liver Detoxification
  • Reduce Cholesterol Levels Up to 40%
  • Protect Against Strokes & Heart Attacks
  • Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
  • High Antioxidant Properties
  • Could Slow Down Hair Loss
  • Protects & Moisturizes Your Skin

Why is this red palm tree oil so powerful and good for you? One of the magic ingredients of the oil is carotene that’s a powerful antioxidant found in tomatoes and carrots. If you combine the amount of beta carotene in carrots and tomatoes it still doesn’t match the amount of carotene in red palm oil. The other ingredient in the oil is tocotrienol which is an incredibly powerful form of vitamin E. It’s the tocotrienols in the the red palm oil that increase blood flow to your brain and stops damage done by free radicals. This is where the Alzheimer’s prevention and Dementia fighting properties come from.

Red Palm Oil For Your Hair

An incredibly popular use of African Americans is using red palm oil for their hair. Hair care with the oil is touted as one of the healthiest things you can do to treat your hair by moisturizing it and making your hair stronger, thicker and has even been said to prevent hair loss. You can even read about people discussing this palm tree oil in hair loss forums like WorldHairLoss.org on how it has stopped hair loss and grew hair back much ticker.

Why haven’t you heard about this miracle health supplement before that is used all over the world? It seems that doctors and researchers in the United States have been reluctant to look into this oil because of saturated fats that are a big part of the make-up of red palm tree oil.

There was one interesting moment during the Miracle Products of 2013 episode of Dr. Oz when they displayed at least 15 different oils like Almond Oil, Walnut Oil, Sesame Oil, Sunflower Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil and more. After displaying all of those oils the Red Palm Oil was displayed to the right and Dr. Oz said, “If you put all these oils together they don’t have the same antioxidant power of this one bottle of Red Palm Oil.”

Red Palm Oil vs Other Oils

How much red palm oil are you supposed to take to get it’s benefits? Dr. Oz and Bryce Wylde show two tablespoons with the fairly thick oil and recommend that is daily dose you would want to consume to start benefiting from red palm fruit oil. While you wouldn’t want to eat the oil directly it’s very popular and easy to cook with.

Red Palm Oil Recipes, Taste & Cooking

There are lots of people that have shared interesting red palm oil recipes. A lot of dishes are African based with things like Plantains in Palm Oil, Dahomeny Fish Stew, Palm Butter Soup and Palm-Oil Chop. Soups and red palm oil in the African culture are very pervasive and a main ingredient that is very popular in most soups. Other creative uses people have done are things like using the oil for shortening in your cooking, red palm salad dressing and replacing all cooking oil with red palm oil.

If you add the palm oil to your food you might be concerned as to the type of flavors, smells or changes it could make to your dishes. So what does red palm oil taste like? Most cooks report that the oil is tasteless and doesn’t effect flavors and operates just like other oils you might be used to cooking with like vegetable oil, canola oil and olive oil.

Beta-Carotene in Red Palm Oil Research

Fruits and vegetables that have red, orange and yellow pigments in them almost always contain high levels of beta-carotene. Red Palm Oil’s beta-carotene levels are higher than almost anything you can eat and then it gets converted into Vitamin A in your body. The U.S. National Library of Medicine states that beta-carotene can help prevent and cure the following, “Beta-carotene is used to decrease asthma symptoms caused by exercise; to prevent certain cancers, heart disease, cataracts, and age related macular degeneration (AMD); and to treat AIDS, alcoholism, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, epilepsy, headache, heartburn, high blood pressure, infertility, Parkinson’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, schizophrenia, and skin disorders including psoriasis and vitiligo.”

In fact the National Library of Medicine lists many other things that beta-carotene, one of the main ingredients in red palm oil can actually cure or prevent. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can be treated with healthy doses of beta-carotene. Breast cancer in women can be prevented when consuming recommended amounts of red palm oil and cooking with it. The list really goes on and on and you can probably find your own healthy uses for this miracle palm oil.

Losing weight can also be easier when adding red palm oil to your diet when compared to other types of cooking oils like margarine or vegetable oil. The way that the palm oil is metabolized in your body allows it to go straight to the liver and ends up increasing your metabolic rate. While other oils that you cook with take your body a long time to break down and get stored as fat, red palm tree oil will be burned up quickly and get your metabolism revved up.

Where to Buy Red Palm Oil

With all of these health benefits this magic oil has, it’s probably a good thing to find out where you can get red palm oil and where it comes from. The palm oil is manufactured in Africa and Malaysia and imported into the United States. Health food stores and specialty outlets like Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s carry red palm order in stock throughout every season. It’s best to try and get raw organic and virgin red palm oil for the best health. There is also two different types of the oil available with unrefined red palm oil and refined red palm oil. You want the unrefined palm oil and you’ll know when you’ve found it because it will be a red thick substance. Other locations you can get the product online are shopping sites like Amazon and you can even find raw types of the oil on eBay.

If that wasn’t enough, there is another very popular use for red palm oil that concerns animals. It seems that using the oil with tropical birds like parrots, African Greys, Timneh Grey, Scarlet Mcaws and more will help people breed their birds. Parrots start breeding when red palm oil is around because it is typically in season in their natural habitat during breeding season. This brings out the natural instincts of parrots to start breeding and people that raise birds have noticed much higher rates of success in breeding when using red palm oil.

We’ve included some useful videos on red palm oil and it’s popular uses below:

Red Palm Oil Is A Great Anti Aging Natural Moisturizer For Your Face

An interesting question was asked after this video was shared: “Thanks for your video, but I want to now how can I know if the palm oil is refined or unrefined? I purchased for the first time Palm Oil from an Afrikan specialty store in Brooklyn, but the container didn’t specify if it is unrefined or refined. The color is more orangy than red and it’s thick too. I have a feeling it’s refined, which I don’t like because I prefer natural unrefined oils. I’m trying to diversify the oils I use since I mostly use raw Olive and Coconut oils. Blessings.”

The answer from the person that made the video was: “hey, if you get the thick one, it is the unrefined one.
the refined palm oil is the not thick one.
thanks”

Another question asked by someone after seeing this video was: “Hi I seen a video for palm oil for reducing stretch marks, do you think red palm oil is the best that that also and could you post a link to which one as I have looked on ebay and there is so many, THANKS” It seems like a popular use for red palm oil is reducing stretch marks and many people say it works well, you can just add this to the list of many things this magical oil does well.

Red Palm Oil Rinse & Brazil Nut Butter 4 Xtra Moisturized Afro Textured Hair

Palm Oil Therapy

Palm Oil Therapy is a form of natural/herbal treatments for the skin, as demonstrated by Joy Dominic. African renowned beautician and owner of Joyce skin maintenance & body care.

How Red Palm Oil Is Produced

A person named Eb Flomo was visiting Liberia and filmed this group of men producing red palm oil naturally with a pit, some large sticks, song signing and a lot of manual work. The process is called beating palm nut from the palm fruit which helps break it all down into the refined red palm oil.

Extraction of Palm Oil Presentation by Abd Karim Alias

This very in depth explanation shows the entire production process, preparation, extraction and differences of production with palm oil. The description of this video by Mr. Alias is the following, “In this presentation I described the processing of palm oil from oil palm fruit, with a focus on the extraction process to get the crude palm oil.”

Nutrition expert tells KTVK about Palm Oil and its healthy benefits

Nutrition expert and former host of TLC’s Honey, We’re Killing the Kids Dr. Felicia Stoler dropped by KTVK studios in Phoenix to talk about her new book, Living Skinny in Fat Genes. Even if everyone in our family is fat, you don’t have to be doomed to be overweight. Eating foods with good fats, such as those made with heart-healthy Malaysian Palm Fruit Oil, can make you feel full so that you aren’t tempted to overeat.

Dietitian tells KMSP viewers the benefits of Malaysian Palm Fruit Oil

Registered dietician and author of Living Skinny in Fat Genes, Felicia Stoler appeared on Fox 9 Buzz (KMSP-TV Minneapolis, MN) to help viewers recognize the importance of healthy choices in maintaining their weight. She mentioned healthy foods such as Malaysian Palm Fruit Oil, which can be used as a cooking oil or found in healthy spreads.

Drs. Andrew Weil and Mehmet Oz recommend Vitamin E tocotrienols, an ingredient in Palm Oil

Renowned natural health and wellness authority Andrew Weil, MD, appeared on the Dr. Oz show recently to reveal his top 5 Holistic Secrets. Dr. Weil recommends that both Vitamin E tocopherols and tocotrienols be included in your daily antioxidant cocktail. Your goal should be to consume 400 IUs a day.

Holistic pharmacist tells KDVR audiences the difference between Palm Oil and other oils

Holistic pharmacist Sherry Torkos tells Fox News Denver (KDVR-TV) audiences the differences between Malaysian Palm Fruit Oil, a healthy oil, and other tropical oils, explaining that the palm fruit oil benefits your heart and may help protect you if you have a stroke. You’ll also learn which everyday foods — including some that may already be in your refrigerator or pantry — contain Malaysian Palm Fruit Oil.

Palm Oil helps you survive the holidays with a healthy heart

Author of Living Skinny in Fat Genes Felicia Stoler explains the benefits of healthy fats to KMGH 7 news audiences. She reveals that the beautiful red Malaysian Palm Fruit Oil is loaded with nutrients, including tocotrienols which help to reduce injuries in case of stroke. Find out what common products contain Malaysian Palm Fruit Oil.

2nd Year Natural: My Red Palm Oil Experience and other Updates

101 East : The price of palm oil

Indonesia is the world’s biggest palm oil producer but critics say it is harmful and unsustainable. Can the palm oil industry strike a balance between profits and environmental protection?

Sustainable Palm oil production by WWF

Most palm oil is produced in Malaysia and Indonesia on land that was once thriving rainforest. As global demand grows, more and more forests are being cleared. In areas such as Borneo and Sumatra, rich in biodiversity, deforestation can be catastrophic. Endangered species including orang-utans, tigers, elephants and rhinos are losing critical habitats, pushing them toward extinction.

In 2004, WWF helped set up the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a group that includes every link in the global supply chain, from growers and processors, to food companies and retailers and investors.

With the RSPO, WWF developed a set of international standards for responsible palm oil production. Producers that show they meet these criteria are able to sell certified sustainable palm oil. That means companies that use it in their lipstick, soap, margarine or whatever else can make the same guarantee to their customers.

Certified sustainable palm oil cannot be grown in place of primary forest or in important conservation areas. Growers have to use the best growing practices to keep soil and water supplies healthy, and to reduce pollution and carbon emissions. They also need to pay a decent wage and respect the rights of workers and communities.

The first certified sustainable palm oil came on to the market in September 2008. Today, about 6.4% of all palm oil is certified sustainable.

By looking out for CSPO, the label for sustainable palm oill, you’ll be able to buy these products safe in the knowledge that you’re not contributing to the destruction of the rainforests.

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  1. Wes

    January 25, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Trader Joes does NOT sell red palm oil!

  2. Jennifer

    January 11, 2013 at 12:21 am

    Dr. Oz’s statements re palm oil were unambigous and testable.

    It’s foolish and short-sighted to declare red palm oil as healthy or beneficial. In this daytime television parallel universe, anecdotes are evidence. There are no incremental advances in knowledge — only medical miracles.

    What’s next Dr Oz…will you be touting the benefits of rhino horn, bear bile and tiger parts?

    Any good doctor would explain the side effects of prescribed “miracle”. The side effects of palm oil production is devastating to the planet by means of catastrophic deforestation, which contributes greatly to the climate change crisis, as well as contributing to the annihilation of countless numbers of species of critically endangered animals like orangutans, sun bears and tigers.
    You cannot recommend palm oil without explaining the harm to the environment. You cannot casually mention “sustainable” without stressing the importance of sustainability. You are dealing with an audience that is not aware of the cost to the environment, to plants and animals, and to indigenous peoples.

    Countless people have been contacting him via social media, email to get him to retract his statements but so far he has stayed silent. It is starting to look like he is getting a nice kickback some where. he would’nt be the first doctor/celebrity to sell out.

    • Julia

      February 2, 2013 at 2:54 am

      Hi Jennifer,

      I share your concerns about the environmental devastation of palm oil plantations in Indonesia, so I avoid palm oil from that region.

      Fortunately, Red palm oil is a traditional West African cooking oil and it’s easy to find brands from Africa. I use OMNI brand when I want the red oil, and Spectrum brand “all vegetable shortening” which is a refined white palm oil that I use when I need a neutral flavor in cooking. Both contain the high vitamin E and tocotrienols, but only the unrefined red oil contains the carotenoids. OMNI is from West Africa and Spectrum sources it’s palm oil from “sustainable” farms in Colombia (whatever that really means).

      The health benefits that Dr. Oz discusses are indeed science based though, so I don’t think he should have to retract anything. I have researched the medical studies myself because I was confused about the information out there regarding the health effects of consuming plant based saturated fats like palm and coconut oil.

      I understand your frustration with the environmental issue though. It’s hard to see someone who has so much influence not mention the huge controversy surrounding the palm industry and protected forests in Indonesia.

  3. Palm Oil Truth Foundation

    January 6, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Kudos to Dr Andrew Weill and Dr Mehmet Oz for having the courage to tell the world the truth about the health benefits of red palm oil!

    Italian civil libertarian group, Libertiamo has blown the lid off the entire elaborate, cynical and vicious scheme masterminded by the Environmental Directorate of the European Commission (EC) to protect the EU’s own indigenous edible oilseed industries such as rape and sunflower oils which are unable to compete against the hyper yielding palm oil in the open market! (Vide: http://disarmingthegreens.it/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Taxpayer-Funding-NGO-Collusion-and-Manufactured-Crises.pdf)

    How hyper yielding? It is clear that one hectare planted with palm oil yields 4-5 metric tons of edible oil. That’s just an average. Best in class plantations are producing 8 metric tons per hectare and current R&D points to a staggering genetic potential of 20 metric tons per hectare! (see: http://www.simedarbyplantation.com/upload/palmoilfactsandfigures.pdf)
    By comparison, soy, sunflower and rapeseed have reached their genetic limit and soy only produce a mere 0.37, sunflower a meagre 0.57 and rapeseed a laughable 0.69 metric tons per hectare!

    Is that why the European Commission should fear palm oil so much as to take the low road and resort to subterfuge by funding these anti-palm oil campaigns using “manufactured” and false evidence? Don’t rule out journalists being hoodwinked by these false evidence too!

    Just consider what would happen if palm oil plantations were to be converted to soy or sunflower (they could and quite easily too!). It would then be truly disastrous and an Armageddon of forest destruction!

    What really disappoints is that Libertiamo points out that the EC is fully aware that most of the anti-palm oil campaigns are based on false “and manufactured evidence”!

    The entire vile scheme is planned and executed by the EC’s green surrogates across regions to create the impression that the palm oil campaigns are unplanned, popular and spontaneous! A broad range of green NGO’s plus even zoos, girl scouts (or rather the adults behind the girl scouts) and politicians from across the globe are recruited to the cause.

    The truly sad part is that the premises used for these campaigns, the saturated fat component of palm oil and its health implications had been debunked and disproved by tons of scientific studies which proved that palm oil is in fact heart friendly (Vide: Donald J. McNamara, PhD: “Palm Oil and Heart Health: A case of Manipulated Perception and Misuse of Science” 240S Vol 29 No. 3(s) Journal of the American College of Nutrition).

    The issue of deforestation too flies in the face of facts for Malaysia, despite planting palm oil for more than a hundred years has still managed to retain 59.5 percent forest cover, certainly far better than New Zealand’s 31.87 percent or the UK’s 11.7%! (CIA World FactBook 2011) Further, the FAO has found that the rate of forest change in Malaysia declined from 0.66% in the years 2000-2005 to 0.42% in the years 2005-2010 (FAO Global Forest Resource Assessment 2010), certainly not the apocalyptic picture of massive deforestation that these EC surrogates and apologists attempt to paint.

    There is a Latin maxim, “reductio ad absurdium” that applies to this sad and slow demonstration of human foibles and greed. The ugly specter of payola in this issue raises the very real possibility that the green group surrogates of the EC are either wusses or smug, disingenuous and frighteningly detached from the realities on the ground.

    Smallholders, who account for more than 40% of global palm oil production, live in the real world, not in the rarified world of bloodless abstractions and lofty proclamations of intent on the one hand which serves only to conceal the true agenda – the desperate angling for funds and ugly protectionism that is at the heart of this debate!

    • RHeilsremed

      January 7, 2013 at 7:00 pm

      This is so much palm oil industry lies.

  4. Cathy Johnson

    January 5, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    I live in the Atlanta area and OMG I found the exact brand (Omni Red Palm Oil) at Cayce Foods in Smyrna. They import directly from Africa. Cool!

  5. Cynthia Holmes

    January 5, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    What about the forests that are being devastated in order grow the palm plants. It is estimated that there will be no more orangutans in 10 years due to the deforestation in Indonesia and Borneo (Malaysia).

  6. Upreshpal Singh

    January 5, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Are you aware of the destruction palm oil has caused, Dr. Oz? Is there someone behind the scenes who has arranged for all the above to appear in public? I am Malaysian and I know the Malaysian Palm Oil Council is trying everything they can including wasting millions of dollars spreading lies about the ruthless palm oil industry. And very little focus about the high content of Saturated Fats in palm oil??

    • sr

      January 6, 2013 at 6:35 pm

      maybe we should just make sure that we buy african red palm oil? also you should read the post above from @Palm Oil Truth Foundation

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William Rick Singer’s Three Easy Ways To Get Into Great Universities; The College Admission Scheme

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The college admission scheme of William Rick SInger


The wealthy continue to define the line between them and the less fortunate because, apparently, even the most selective universities in the country can be bought—one way or the other.

Both parents and students alike are enraged after the turn of events involving 46 people on the most prominent college admissions cheating scheme in the country.

Those arrested include two SAT/ACT administrators, one exam proctor, nine coaches from elite schools, one college administrator and 33 parents.

These wealthy parents are not sparing a penny to get their children to good universities, as a report says that the elaborate scheme amounted to around $25 million. 

“This is not a case where parents were acting in the best interests of their children. This is a case where parents flaunted their wealth, sparing no expense to cheat the system, so they can set their children up for success with the best education money can buy, literally,” said Joseph Bonavolonta, FBI Special Agent-in-Charge, at a press conference.

Dubbed as the FBI’s “Operation Varsity Blues,” the college admissions scheme worked in two ways. 

At the center of it all was William Rick Singer, founder of Edge College & Career Network a for-profit college prepper. Mr. Singer is also known as “The Key.”

Singer’s elaborate scam, allegedly, only needed three ways to get the undeserving rich into great universities. 

The first is through cheating. 

Getting high scores on standardized SAT and ACT examinations are one of the sure ways of sealing a spot at admission even in the most selective universities. 

In the case of Singer’s clients, he was the one ensuring the candidates get high scores. Parents would be advised to let their children take the examination on a given date so another person, who’s a lot smarter, can take the test for them. In some cases, the children’s answer sheets would be replaced with ones that have higher results. 

In instances that the student cannot take the exam themselves, one merely need to submit a sample of her penmanship. This was to guide the person taking the exam for them to doctor their penmanship well.

Academy Award nominee, Felicity Huffman had Singer’s people arrange her daughter’s exam, which gained a significant 400 points higher than her practice exam the previous year only for $15,000.

Huffman allegedly wanted to do the same for her younger daughter but decided to back away.

How did they get away with this? By bribing the proctors.

Bribes function a lot in Singer’s admissions scheme. Like in the case of the third way, students get into prestigious universities.

Students pretend to be athletes. 

If students’ SAT and ACT scores won’t help them make the cut, Singer turns average students into competitive athletes. 

Some practices even went great lengths to the extent of photoshopping their children’s photos into stock photos of athletes to make it seem more realistic. 

Singer would bribe university coaches to let Singer’s clients in the university by making a play that they are athletes that the university can benefit from.

However, coaches didn’t have the power to admit students, but they did have the capability to recommend students. So they did with the right push, and it’s not a student’s talents or skills.

This was the case with Lori Loughlin’s two daughters.

Loughlin, famous with her role in Full House between 1988 and 1995, paid a total of $500,000 for Singer’s services to get her two daughters—Isabella, 20, and Olivia, 19—to participate in the University of Southern California’s Crew team. However, both of Loughlin’s daughters never participated in crew, competitively or otherwise.

All of these were transacted through Singer’s nonprofit, Key Worldwide Foundation—a charity that supposedly functions as an educational prepper for underprivileged children who wants to get into colleges and universities.

Parents would easily siphon their payments, without tax, for Singer’s services by giving a hefty donation for the underserved kids in the foundation.

This crooked system has been going on since 2011 and may have produced graduates from prestigious universities during that time. This may not be the only system of college admission schemes, but let this sensationalized conspiracy serve as a warning to whoever wishes to cheat their way through life.

The arrest and the case made against the cheating, lying and the rich who try to curb their future through unjust and unlawful means is a reminder the hard work pays off, and not everything can be bought.

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Open Field Program Reawakens Black Academia In Chester County, South Carolina

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Black Academia Reawakens In Chester County, South Carolina

Brainerd Institute in Chester, South Carolina was the first and only school in the county for freed slaves and their children and was one of the largest and oldest institutions for Black students in the United States. It closed in 1939 and was up for sale. Actress Phylicia Rashad, daughter of a Brainerd’s alumni, purchased what remained of Brainerd Institute- Kulmer Hall.

Brainerd Institute started in 1866 as a school for freedman and was later named when Rev. Samuel Loomis established churches and schools among blacks near Chester on the Board of Missions of the Presbyterian Church’s order. Started as an elementary school, Brainerd soon expanded to ten grades by 1913 and was a four-year-high-school in the 1930s. When high school admission began to decline, it became Brainerd Junior College.

Public education later expanded in South Carolina, so opportunities for black student admission increased. The shift convinced the Presbyterian Church that Brainerd was no longer a necessity to the community. Reduction of entries and limited funds forced Brainerd to close in 1939.

With only Kulmer Hall as the only remaining building in the state, the property was up for sale. In the late 1990s, a local group was interested in preserving the school. Actress Phylicia Rashad and her sister, dancer Debbie Allen answered the call for support. They bought the only remaining building left of Brainerd in honor of their mother, Vivian Ayers Allen.

Not only Ayers Allen is an alumna of Brainerd’s final graduating class of 1939, but both of her parents were from Brainerd Institute as well. Allen grew up across the street from the school. On numerous occasions, she would bring her daughters to her childhood neighborhood, where they would spend their evenings dancing on the campus grounds. It’s no doubt why Brainerd Institute is very close to the family’s heart.

When Ayers Allen learned that her Alma Mater was on sale and could be redeveloped into apartment complexes, she felt like “someone has to do something.” And so her daughters, Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen bought the remaining Kumler Hall and had both hosted fundraising events for the restoration of the hall.

While Kumler Hall is currently under reconstruction, Ayers Allen and her daughters are using the campus’ green spaces for the Open Field Program. The program was first launched in Houston until it was brought to Brainerd. It started in 2017 as the first summer literacy workshop, held on the school’s fields and will continue in summer 2018. The program allows preschoolers to explore its interactive curriculum. Moreover, it offers lessons, workshops, and guest speakers that make students feel more like they are at camp than at school.

Ayers Allen and her daughters are committed to restoring Chester’s tradition of providing education to those in need. The three women will continue to restore Kumler Hall so someday, the Open Fields will become a year-long program that preserves and shares Brainerd Institute’s academic, artistic, and cultural contributions within the community.

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Grammar Schools Are Disproportionately Benefiting From Condition Improvement Fund

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UK Government Is Using Fund For School Repairs For Grammar Schools Expansion

The main priority for Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) of the United Kingdom is to address significant requirements of schools by building compliance, improving poor building condition, and expanding existing facilities or floor spaces. However, Comprehensive Future discovered that grammar schools are disproportionately benefiting from CIF.

The fund is a government incentive that provides funding for specific improvements of schools and academies that has a significant impact on pupils’ progress. Applicants can apply for funding through the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) via an online portal.

Three main criteria are used by the government to specify whether a school should receive funding. First is the project need, where schools are assessed to determine the bulk of the funding. Second, project planning, where applicants need to show that the risks are understood and the solutions are attainable. The last test is the value of money; there will be an assessment of the breakdown of costs to see if they meet the demands of work.

In 2016, it has been reported that twenty grammar schools are given financial resources to construct new buildings, while only nineteen comprehensive schools are funded. Later in 2017, there were eight projects for grammar school classroom expansion, while only seven projects for comprehensive schools were approved. There are only 163 grammar schools and more than 3,200 comprehensive schools in the country.

Last year, applicants for CIF were more than 3,800 schools, but there are only 1435 of these applicants successfully received funding. Melissa Benn, chair of Comprehensive Future, reported that many of the 2,200 projects that got turned down last year are with a clear and urgent need for essential repair and renovation. Benn said that the government had funded grammar schools millions for building new science blocks, sports halls, and sixth form centers.

Given the fact that there are only 163 grammar schools in the country, Benn said that “it makes no sense” that the government is approving more projects in grammar schools than comprehensive schools.

Benn said that the way the government has used CIF is “secretive and undemocratic.” She aforementioned that they are aware of the government’s plans of funding grammar schools £50 million for further expansion, but based from the results of the CIF; it appears that the government has been using the fund for similar means.

“The Conservative government’s obsession with grammar schools, despite the now overwhelming evidence that selective schools damage the education of most children and add no real benefit even to those who go to them, suggests that they care more about the minority of children who pass the 11-plus than the majority attending comprehensive schools,” Benn concluded.

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