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  • Brookings Experts Wonder Why Early Childhood Ed Isn’t Working

    12/05/2016 8:08:13 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 54 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 2, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution wondered why "children who participated in Tennessee's statewide pre-K program had worse attitudes toward school and poorer work habits than children who didn't." Haskins co-authored a policy brief (entitled "Trouble in the Land of Early Childhood Education?") with Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, a professor at Columbia University, and they noted, "the past year has seen a disagreement erupt on the playground" regarding the future of pre-K early education. They admitted, "One of the most important aspects of early education is its popularity with the public." They continued, "Public support is vital if we aim to expand...
  • A **Simple** Proposal to Reduce K-12 Costs andFree Children from K-12 Indoctrination Camps

    12/04/2016 7:36:12 AM PST · by wintertime · 119 replies
    wintertime | December 4, 2016 | wintertime
    Proposal: Award any child ( regardless of age) an official high school diploma from his local high school if they score above a certain level on the SAT, ACT, or GED exams. Why? 1) If the purpose of compulsory education laws is to produce literate and numerate citizens then scoring above a certain level on the SAT, ACT, or GED is proof of that. 2) Fewer students in school will reduce the number of teachers needed. This means fewer salaries, pensions, and benefits that must be paid by the taxpayers. It may even mean closing down and selling some schools...
  • Boston high schoolers plan mass walk-out to protest Trump

    12/03/2016 10:45:36 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 122 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | December 3, 3016 | J.D. Capelouto
    “Donald J. Trump will be the next president of the United States and we have the right to protest and stand together against the inexcusable statements he has made about, and the harmful policies he promises to enact against, immigrants, Muslims, black Americans, the disabled, the LGBTQ+ community and women,” organizers wrote in a description for a Facebook event.
  • Indoctrinating the Young in Hate Factories

    12/03/2016 5:00:37 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/03/16 | Ray DiLorenzo
    Our education system has created a multitude of young, inexperienced, poorly educated, indoctrinated minds, speaking as with authority…scary! If you want to learn to hate America, your nearest public school or college is waiting for you. If it is a university you want to attend, don’t worry about the cost, the government (taxpayers) will pick up the tab as student loans are about to be forgiven to the tune of $108 billion and will probably go much higher. Our schools across the country have created and nurtured millions of godless, America-hating, angry, statist, whiny, cry babies and we will all...
  • Some Classrooms Ditch Santa Decorations

    12/01/2016 7:19:14 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 23 replies
    ABC ^ | 12/1/2016
    A school district in Oregon is joining many others around the country in a controversial decision to refrain from using religious-themed decorations during the holidays, including images like Santa Claus. KATU reports Santa Claus decorations are no longer welcome in Hillsboro Schools, outside Portland. The district sent this memo to staff: "You may still decorate your door or office if you like, but we ask that you be respectful and sensitive to the diverse perspectives and beliefs of our community and refrain from using religious-themed decorations or images like Santa Claus."
  • TEACHER ARRESTED FOR ATTACKING SEVEN-YEAR-OLD AND BREAKING HIS JAW SAYS HE THOUGHT THE STUDENT HAD A

    12/01/2016 9:55:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 41 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | December 1, 2016 | BY HANNAH PARRY FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    FULL TITLE: Teacher arrested for attacking seven-year-old and breaking his jaw says he thought the student had a GUN A Baltimore teacher arrested for breaking a seven-year-old boy's jaw and knocking out several of his teeth claims he thought that the student had a gun. Timothy Randall Korr, 25, is charged with child abuse, second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment of a minor, after he was accused of throwing his young student against the wall. His lawyer, Kurt Nachtman, told ABC that Korr had been told by two students at City Springs Elementary and Middle School Trayvon Grayson had been brandishing...
  • Children traumatized by 2016 Election, with “profoundly negative effect”

    11/30/2016 11:54:11 AM PST · by Starman417 · 60 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-30-16 | Wordsmith
    Good grief: A new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center showed children have been negatively impacted by the election, with kids' classroom climate suffering drastically. The Monday report, which surveyed 10,000 teachers across the U.S., found many students were experiencing higher anxiety and there were more reported cases of "verbal harassment, the use of slurs and derogatory language, and disturbing incidents involving swastikas, Nazi salutes and Confederate flags." According to the survey's findings, nine out of 10 educators saw a negative impact on students' mood and behavior after the election. Eight out of 10 educators reported higher anxiety by...
  • Dept. of Education Pushing Muslim Indoctrination Under Cover of Anti-Bullying Programs

    11/28/2016 9:52:06 PM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    PJMedia ^ | November 28, 2016
    Dept. of Education Pushing Muslim Indoctrination Under Cover of Anti-Bullying Programs BY PJ PARENTING NOVEMBER 28, 2016 It seems that schools across the United States may indoctrinating children in the tenets of Islam through anti-bullying programs. On February 11 of this year, the U.S. Department of Education sent a blog post titled “Protecting Our Muslim Youth from Bullying" that recommended: Not since the days and months immediately after September 11 has the Muslim community faced the level of anti-Muslim bias and bullying that has been seen over the past several months. In the wake of Paris and other terrorist attacks,...
  • Canadian Court Refuses Parent's Religious Accommodation Request

    11/25/2016 9:02:45 AM PST · by NRx · 14 replies
    Religion Clause | 11-25-2016 | Howard Friedman
    In E.T. v. Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, (ON Super. Ct. Jus., Nov. 23, 2016), an Ontario (Canada) trial court rejected an attempt by the father of two elementary school students to require his children's school to notify him in advance of specific curriculum areas being taught to his children so he could withdraw them from classes, lessons or activities that conflict with his Greek Orthodox religious beliefs.  The father contended that he has an obligation to protect his children from "false teachings," including moral relativism and issues surrounding human sexuality. While the school had a religious accommodation guideline and the parent...
  • Pair charged in explosive device at elementary school; planned to shoot cops, start race war

    A convicted felon who claims he wanted to shoot cops is behind bars in connection with the explosives device planted outside of a Trussville elementary school. Authorities today announced state charges against 35-year-old Zachary Edwards and 34-year-old Raphel Dilligard, both of eastern Birmingham. They are charged with possession of a hoax destructive device, rendering false alarm and making terrorist threats, said Trussville police Capt. Jeff Bridges. The warrants were issued this morning after the week-long probe by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Trussville police, the Alabama State Fire Marshal's Office, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and...
  • Bus driver allegedly does nothing while black teens attack white schoolgirls

    11/24/2016 3:52:15 PM PST · by markomalley · 79 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 23, 2016 | | By Shawn Cohen, Reuven Fenton and Linda Massarella November 23, 2016
    Four white 15-year-old Catholic schoolgirl friends laughing and chatting on their usual bus ride home were targeted in an unprovoked, racial attack that left them bloody and bruised, the teens told The Post Wednesday. “Oh, white girl got money!” a young black man sitting with a friend commented as the girls travelled on the BX8 bus around 3 p.m. Tuesday after dismissal from St. Catharine’s Academy in the Pelham Gardens section of The Bronx. Before they knew it, the boys called up some female friends, who boarded a few stops away — and the girls said the group punched and...
  • Pair charged in explosive device at elementary school; planned to shoot cops, start race war

    11/23/2016 1:20:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | November 23, 2016 | Carol Robinson
    A convicted felon who claims he wanted to shoot cops is behind bars in connection with the explosives device planted outside of a Trussville elementary school. Authorities today announced state charges against 35-year-old Zachary Edwards and 34-year-old Raphel Dilligard, both of eastern Birmingham. They are charged with possession of a hoax destructive device, rendering false alarm and making terrorist threats, said Trussville police Capt. Jeff Bridges. The warrants were issued this morning after the week-long probe by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Trussville police, the Alabama State Fire Marshal's Office, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and...
  • Honors Student Shares Part of Her Lunch at School &Suspended for a 'Weapon' Toddlers Often Use

    11/23/2016 1:27:49 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    Ijr.com ^ | November 22,2016 | BY PRUDENCE HILL
    As ABC 10 News reports, the incident occurred in the cafeteria of Silver Trail Middle School in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Asked by a friend if she would share her peach, the girl used a knife from her lunchbox to cut the fruit in half. Shortly after, she found herself in the principal's office, being coined a “threat” to her fellow students. School officials say the honor roll student violated a district rule by bringing the knife to school. Her parents, however, find it nonsensical that their daughter's small, dull butter knife qualifies as a “weapon.” Andrea Souto, the girl's mother,...
  • Chattanooga school bus driver......and only got his license to drive the vehicle in April

    11/23/2016 12:00:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 45 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | November 23, 2016 | Khaleda Rahman For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Chattanooga school bus driver was involved in another collision just two months ago - and only got his license to drive the vehicle in April The school bus driver charged after a crash that killed five children was involved in another collision just two months ago – and only got his license to drive a school bus in April. Johnthony Walker, 24, was arrested and charged after with five counts of vehicular homicide after the collision in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Monday. Five Woodmore Elementary students - three fourth-graders, a first-grader and a boy in kindergarten – died in...
  • Grieving mother of three bus crash victims says she REPEATEDLY warned school that the arrested....

    11/23/2016 3:31:01 AM PST · by Morgana · 111 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | November 22, 2016 | Khaleda Rahman and Valerie Edwards For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Grieving mother of three bus crash victims says she REPEATEDLY warned school that the arrested driver would 'drink on the bus, cuss and speed' The heartbroken mother-of three children who were victims in a school bus crash has spoken out about her attempts to report the bus driver for reckless driving. Jasmine Mateen said that since the school year started in August, her children have come home each day complaining about their bus driver. 'I have been calling complaining about this bus driver since August,' she told NBC News. Mateen said she called the Board of Education and...
  • Revealed: Student “suffering from nightmares” after 3rd grade anti-Israel event

    11/22/2016 11:19:56 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection, All Rights Reserved. ^ | 11/21/16 | William A. Jacobson
    On Friday morning, September 18, 2015, the third grade classes at the Beverly J. Martin School in Ithaca, NY, heard a presentation on “human rights” by Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi and local anti-Israel activists, led by Ariel Gold. In fact,...the Tamimi event was an anti-Israel propaganda event targeting young children, and as we just learned, caused at least one student to suffer nightmares.... Initially, the principal of the elementary school, Susan Eschbach, also attempted to downplay the significance of the Tamimi event. In a September 22, 2015, statement to the school community Eschbach denied there was anything improper... The statement...
  • School Bus Driver Charged in Deadly Chattanooga Crash

    11/22/2016 1:12:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 54 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | November 22, 2016 | jonathan mattise
    A school bus driver who authorities say was speeding along a narrow, winding road when he wrapped his vehicle around a tree was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide in the deaths of five children. The wreck Monday afternoon plunged the city of Chattanooga into mourning, with parents stricken by the news and people lining up to donate blood. "The most unnatural thing in the world is for a parent to mourn the loss of a child," Mayor Andy Berke said. "There are no words that can bring comfort to a mother or a father. So today, the city is...
  • Trump-assassination threat displayed in school trophy case

    11/19/2016 6:01:43 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 11/18/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    The U.S. Secret Service has been notified of an incident at Ordean-East Middle School in Duluth, Minnesota, in which a photo of President-elect Donald Trump was placed in a trophy case with the caption “You’re a dead man.” Duluth was one of only two areas in Minnesota that voted heavily for Hillary Clinton, the other being Minneapolis-St. Paul. The rest of the state was solid red in voting for Trump, with the overall popular vote going to Clinton by a much more narrow margin than predicted by pollsters. The principal of the school was notified of the threatening image only...
  • Austin Students Put On Mock Assassination Of Donald Trump Frightening Children Of Conservative.....

    11/18/2016 8:47:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    TNN Raw2 youtube ^ | November 18, 2016 | Tommy Sotomayor
    FULL TITLE...Austin Students Put On Mock Assassination Of Donald Trump Frightening Children Of Conservative Families VIDEO ONLY
  • California Teachers Offered "Anti-Hate, Trump Teaching Plan" To "Empower Students"

    11/18/2016 11:59:30 AM PST · by Lorianne · 33 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 17 November 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Following last week's dissonance-destroying victory for Donald Trump, San Francisco teachers are being offered a 'Donald Trump lesson plan' to "help students understand the election," but, as NBCBayArea reports, opponents counter that it is leftist propaganda meant to scare children about the incoming president. :: Fakhra Shah, a teacher at Mission High School, drafted the plan with the goal of empowering students, she said. “This is anti-hate,” Shah said. “This is not just anti-Trump.” On the heels of Trump’s stunning Nov. 8 victory, Shah wrote a letter to staff, in which she said, “A racist and sexist man has become...
  • Minnesota woman sues child, state agencies over sex-change treatments

    11/18/2016 8:01:37 AM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/18/16 | kmsp-tv
    A Minnesota woman filed a lawsuit against her 17-year-old child, the county and a handful of other agencies after she claimed that her child was receiving transgender services without her permission. ADVERTISEMENT Anmarie Calgaro says St. Louis County, St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services Director, Fairview Health Services, Park Nicollet Health Services, St. Louis County School District, Principal of the Cherry School treated her child as an emancipated minor, according to the lawsuit. "Why wasn't I even notified? I feel that my constitutional rights have been stripped from me," Calgaro told reporters, according to KMSP-TV. "If this had...
  • More US Students Leave Class in Protest of Trump Win

    11/16/2016 4:07:40 PM PST · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 11/16/16 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Students in Washington DC and other cities around the nation are again leaving school to protest the results of the US presidential election.In Rockville, Maryland, just outside of the nation’s capitol, students at Richard Montgomery High School left classes around 10:00 AM to march to the courthouse to rally. The students carried printed signs reading “stronger together.”Approximately 100 students walked out to protest, chanting “love trumps hate,” but the message seems to have been lost as a 15-year-old teenager was attacked and injured by student protesters shortly after the march began. The victim was receiving assistance from police at around 10:15 AM, and was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.“They jumped him and beat him...
  • High School, College Students Scheduling Walk-Out Wednesday in Homestead to Oppose Trump's Proposals

    11/16/2016 2:12:40 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 11/15/16
    College and high school students from across South Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties will be taking part in a mass walkout Wednesday morning in opposition to what they say is a threat from President-elect Donald Trump toward undocumented students and their families.
  • Help protest "After School Satan Club" at Sacramento Elementary in Portland, Oregon this November 16

    11/15/2016 5:11:19 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    americaneedsfatima.org ^ | November 15, 2016 | americaneedsfatima.org
    Action 1: If you live near Portland, Oregon, please join the 2nd protest in front of Sacramento Elementary school at: 11:30am on Wednesday, November 16. Address: 11400 NE Sacramento St, Portland, OR 97220 Action 2: If you do not live near Portland, please pray and if possible call or email the school to register your disapproval. (please be polite but firm in all communication) School Website contact page: Sacramento Elementary School Interim Principal, Kathleen Copeland: Kathleen_copland@parkrose.k12.or.us School Secretary, Charlena Sirokman: charlena_sirokman@parkrose.k12.or.us Phone: (503) 408-2800 Action 3: Help us fly America Needs Fatima volunteers to help organize a new protest in...
  • High school girl beaten for supporting Trump

    11/15/2016 2:08:13 PM PST · by mainestategop · 16 replies
    A high school girl in California beaten for supporting Trump. This makes me glad he won!!
  • Hoax Urban Legend From February 21, 2007 : California School Teacher Tells Truth About "Protesters"

    11/14/2016 3:28:43 PM PST · by Strac6 · 47 replies
    Eamil from California School Teacher | http://msgboard.snopes.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=9;t=002141;p=1
    "As you listen to the news about the student protests over President-Elect Trump's approach to illegal immigration, there are some things that you should be aware of: I am in charge of the English-as-a-second-language department at a large Southern California high school which is designated a Title 1 school, meaning that its students average lower socioeconomic and income levels. Most of the schools you are hearing about, South Gate High, Bell Gardens, Huntington Park , etc., where these students are protesting, are also Title 1 schools. Title 1 schools are on the free breakfast and free lunch program. When I...
  • NYC teachers readying to protect students from potential bullying from Donald Trump election victory

    11/14/2016 3:31:16 AM PST · by EinNYC · 38 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | November 14, 2016 | Ben Chapman
    Educators across the city are taking action to calm classroom fears and they're ready to fight student bullying if it materializes in the wake of Donald Trump's victory. So far, Education Department officials say they have no knowledge of any incidents of harassment in the public schools that’s related to the presidential election. City teachers union president Michael Mulgrew issued a letter to members Thursday urging them to safeguard the interests of the 1.1 million students, as reports rolled in of conflict between kids on campuses around the country. The week of the election, a handful of incidents of harassment...
  • M. Obozo's School Lunch Victims and the election

    11/13/2016 1:15:09 PM PST · by ganeemead · 15 replies
    Some of the victims of Mike Obozo's school lunch program have to have voted in last Tuesday's election. There are many reasons for the result, including concern the peace and safety of the world, but I'm wondering if school lunches may have played any sort of a part in it... I think the original idea was to starve all the bigger kids and athletes but it seemed to filter down to everybody. Search google on #thanksMichelleObama...
  • [Mountain View, CA] South Bay Teacher Put On Paid Leave After Comparing Trump To Hitler

    11/12/2016 10:07:58 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 44 replies
    KPIX 5 [San Francisco] ^ | November 12, 2016
    MOUNTAIN VIEW (KPIX 5) — A Mountain View high school teacher was kicked out of his classroom and is now getting threats for comparing President-elect Donald Trump to Hitler. Frank Novarro doesn’t know when he’ll be in front of the classroom again after a history lesson he believes was misunderstood. While some are accusing the history teacher of calling Trump a racist by drawing the comparison, he says that didn’t happen. “Because I think that it is historically factual,” says Novarro.
  • Woodside: Attack on Trump-backing student spurs campus protest

    11/11/2016 6:06:56 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 23 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | November 11, 2016 | Robert Salonga
    Racially driven animus over the presidential election jarred the usually serene Woodside High School campus with video spreading of a violent attack on a student who voiced support for Donald Trump.
  • Queens students caught with knives in school day after kid was busted for sneaking gun on campus

    11/11/2016 3:44:26 AM PST · by EinNYC · 11 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | November 10, 2016 | BEN CHAPMAN, THOMAS TRACY, and JOHN ANNESE
    A day after a 13-year-old boy brought a handgun to a Queens middle school, random metal detector searches at the same school uncovered even more weapons, officials said. Three students at Middle School 202 in Ozone Park tried to sneak in two knives and two box-cutters Thursday, according to school safety agent union officials. One 12-year-old boy came to school with a four-and-a-half inch, stashed in his backpack, police sources said. School safety agents prepared a “juvenile report” against the boy, then released him to his mother, sources said. Queens high school student threatened 17-year-old with knife School officials also...
  • Utah schools seeing fear, frustration and absent students after Election Day

    11/10/2016 8:03:06 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 43 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Nov 09, 2016; 11:01 pm | BENJAMIN WOOD
    Before she left for work on Wednesday, Riley Elementary School teacher Christi Paulson said she had a bad feeling about how her students would be responding to President-elect Donald Trump. The school is located on Salt Lake City's diverse west side and home to many languages, ethnicities and countries of origin. "They're really worried about the [border] wall," Paulson said, referring to one of Trump's signature campaign pledges, "and about friends and parents and people getting sent away." In her second-grade classroom, Paulson has two cups on a counter that feature a smiling, winking face with big thumbs up and...
  • Thousands of East Bay students walk out following Trump election

    11/09/2016 11:48:57 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 52 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 9, 2016 | Sarah Ravani and Evan Sernoffsky
    Holding signs reading “Not our president” and defiantly chanting Wednesday morning, thousands of students spilled out of East Bay high schools, taking to the streets in anti-Donald Trump protests — the latest round of action across the Bay Area following the New York billionaire’s election to the highest office in the land.
  • Hundreds of students protest Trump victory

    11/09/2016 11:25:01 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 47 replies
    Scores of students at several Des Moines Public Schools walked out of class in protest of election results Wednesday morning. Advertisement Many could be seen carrying signs at East and Roosevelt high schools, protesting the election of Donald Trump to the presidency. At Valley High School in West Des Moines, Vice Principal David Maxwell said Wednesday that students were given about 15 minutes to protest before they had to return to class. Maxwell said some did return, some didn’t. There were no reports of violence at any of the protests. Des Moines Public Schools released the following statement: Students at...
  • K-12: Like Taking Candy from Babies

    11/05/2016 10:52:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 5, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    This cliché usually carries a double message: something is easy to do but shameful. No decent person would do it. You know, like the emotional and intellectual abuses all too common in our public schools. (To designate the full range of counterproductive practices, educator Siegfried Engelmann coined the term "academic child abuse.") The authorities have control over a huge number of defenseless children. Instead of preparing them for smart, responsible decisions, our public schools tend to keep them in an ignorant daze. It's all so easy. Kids don't know enough to complain. Parents don't understand what's going on. Local media...
  • 1 in 4 U.S. teachers are chronically absent, missing more than 10 days of school

    10/26/2016 12:11:22 PM PDT · by Scarpetta · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 26, 2016 | Alejandra Matos
    More than 1 in 4 of the nation’s full-time teachers are considered chronically absent from school, according to federal data, missing the equivalent of more than two weeks of classes each academic year in what some districts say has become an educational crisis. The U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights estimated this summer that 27 percent of the nation’s teachers are out of school for more than 10 days of regular classes — some missing far more than 10 days — based on self-reported numbers from the nation’s school districts. But some school systems, especially those in poor, rural...
  • Parent: Newark substitute teacher threatened to cut off heads, bury students who acted up

    10/21/2016 6:33:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    nbc4i.com ^ | October 21, 2016 | Olivia Fecteau
    NEWARK, OH (WCMH) — Denver Ham gripped his daughter Riley’s shoulders tight in a protective hug outside Legend Elementary School in Newark. “I couldn’t lose another child,” Ham said, choking back tears. Riley, 7, told her family she had a “bad day” at school on Wednesday. The second-grader said a substitute teacher who called himself “Mr. S.” threatened her class. “He doesn’t deal with bad behavior and said if we act up or do anything that he didn’t tell us, that he would cut our heads off and bury us,” Riley said. Denver Ham, who said his oldest daughter died...
  • Missouri families confront School Board over graphic sex ed programs targeting young children.

    10/10/2016 7:24:05 PM PDT · by massmike · 15 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 10/10/2016 | n/a
    What you are about to read about will be happening more and more around the country. Are you ready to fight it? Parents from Missouri MassResistance stood up to pro-LGBT activists and continued to confront the school board in their effort to stop a horrific LGBT-sexuality curriculum being imposed on their school system in suburban St. Louis. As we reported earlier the new district-wide “comprehensive sexuality” curriculum voted in by the Parkway District School Board in March aims to normalize homosexuality and cross-dressing beginning in the lower elementary school grades. It includes lessons about oral and anal sex for middle...
  • Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Learn Sight-Words

    10/08/2016 1:33:46 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 37 replies
    LinkedIIn ^ | Aug 31, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    In 1955 Rudolf Flesch famously explained “Why Johnny Can't Read.” The problem was obvious. Schools made children memorize words as abstract graphic designs (i.e., sight-words), nothing else. In fact, English words contain a lot of essential info about how words should be pronounced and why they’re spelled the way they are. The Education Establishment said, “Oh fiddlesticks, forget all that old-fashioned stuff. Memorize the word-designs as if they are currency symbols or electrical symbols.” That, of course, is very hard work. But our Education Establishment has pushed this nonsense for 80 years. As a result, we have 50 million functional...
  • National Education Association Launches Campaign to Highlight the Trump Effect as Bullying Increases

    10/03/2016 5:12:54 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 73 replies
    National Education Association ^ | October 3, 2016 | National Education Association
    Educators Discuss How Trump’s Hate-Filled Words are Harming Our Children WASHINGTON - October 03, 2016 - Today the National Education Association announced the launch of a digital and direct mail campaign to raise awareness about the harmful effects of Donald Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric on America’s schoolchildren. Joined by Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota and Ohio educator Joy Bock, NEA President Lily Eskelsen García discussed the consequences of Trump’s divisive and derogatory comments in classrooms across the country during a tele-briefing this afternoon.Educators, counselors and experts on bullying joined together on Monday to participate in events in the key battleground states...
  • School Data Mining Surveys are Fundamentally Unreliable

    10/01/2016 8:08:06 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 6 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | October 1, 2016
    Every year, FCPS sixth, eighth, tenth, and twelfth grade students take an intrusive, graphic, and pointless survey, officially known as the FCPS Youth Survey. Elizabeth Schultz, a Fairfax school board member from the Springfield District, has urged parents to opt out of the survey. Others who concur include Concerned Parents and Educators and ResistanceMedia.org. One of the main arguments against the Youth Survey has centered on the graphic content that children are exposed to, namely 13 separate questions about various forms of sexual abuse, 3 questions about suicide, 3 questions about eating disorders, and an astounding 26 questions about drug...
  • City leaders hail curriculum for combating Islamophobia in SF schools

    10/01/2016 12:15:56 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | October 01, 2016
    City leaders announced Thursday a new curriculum to combat Islamophobia among middle school students in San Francisco. The curriculum, called Know Your Classmates, is meant to encourage an open conversation between ethnically and culturally diverse students to end social isolation and bullying.
  • School Counselor Hailed as Hero for Talking Student Out of Shooting Others

    10/01/2016 9:16:36 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    WSMV ^ | Sep 29, 2016 | Kevin Trage
    A middle school counselor is being hailed as a hero after talking a student at Sycamore Middle School from shooting other students. Molly Hudgens spoke with the 14-year-old student who entered the building for about 45 minutes before the student gave her the gun. "She was an amazingly brave person to be in there that long with this young man," said Cheatham County Sheriff Mike Breedlove at a press conference on Thursday. "She was able to diffuse the whole situation." Breedlove praised the training that school employees receive to ending the situation. "Through her training, she was able to get...
  • As Chicago Staunches Fiscal Bleed, Schools Are Awash in Red Ink

    09/30/2016 2:21:35 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 15 replies
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  • NJ High schooler Suspended for Anti-Gun Control Project

    09/30/2016 12:17:53 PM PDT · by Coleus · 16 replies
    NJ2AS ^ | 09.28.16 | Alexander Roubian
    A Manville, NJ student was suspended and ordered to go under a psychological evaluation after it was found out he was doing an assignment arguing against gun control.Student Frank Harvey was doing a project for class that was on gun control, arguing against it, when he left his flash drive with the project on it in the school library. The flash drive was then found and handed over to the school administrators. After discovering the contents of the flash drive, which in the report included anti-gun control political cartoons and videos and reports of armed citizens defending themselves from criminals,...
  • School grants Satanic Temple permission to run after-school club for 10-year-olds

    09/29/2016 10:08:34 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 22 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 9/28/16 | Adam Boult
    A school in Portland, Oregon, has granted approval to a local Satanic Temple’s request to set up an after-school programme for pupils. Children at Sacramento Elementary School, which educates pupils aged between 5 and 10, will have the opportunity to attend the Satanic club’s inaugural meeting on October 19. Satanic Temple spokesman Finn Rezz told Oregon Live the club would focus on "on science and rational thinking," promoting "benevolence and empathy for everybody" – while providing an alternative voice to the Bible-centred “Good News Club”. On its After School Satan Club website, the Satanic Temple says it has been starting...
  • U.S. Education Secretary Says He Is Concerned About Homeschooled Kids

    09/25/2016 11:46:40 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 75 replies
    CaffeinatedThoughts.com ^ | 21SEP2016 | SHANE VANDER HART
    U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King said that he has concerns about children who are homeschooled according to a story published in Politico Pro (paywall) today. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. said today that he’s concerned that homeschooled students aren’t “getting the range of options that are good for all kids.” But King also said he’s aware of homeschooling families “doing it incredibly well” and he knew of students in college who had “very tremendous academic success.” “Obviously, it’s up to families if they want to take a homeschool approach,” King said, when asked about the topic during...
  • Home schooling ripped by Obama education chief

    09/24/2016 7:23:59 AM PDT · by kevcol · 81 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 23, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    "I worry that in a lot of cases students who are homeschooled are not getting the kind of the breadth of instruction experience they would get in school, they're also not getting the opportunity to build relationships with peers unless their parents are very intentional about it," said Education Secretary John B. King Jr. "And they're often not getting those relationships with teachers and mentors other than their parents. I do worry whether home school students are getting the range of opportunities we hope for for all kids," he said slamming the system.
  • Girl says she brought knife to school because she was scared of clown attacks

    09/21/2016 3:35:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | September 21, 2016 | wowk
    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) – Police say a fearful 11-year-old Georgia girl who took a knife to school told officers she needed the weapon to fend off clowns. The Athens Banner-Herald reports the girl was arrested Friday at Burney-Harris-Lyons Middle School in Athens amid reports and social media posts about clowns frightening children in Georgia and other states. An Athens-Clarke County police report states the girl said she needed the knife to protect her and her family because she had heard the stories about clowns jumping out of the woods and attacking children.
  • U.S. bishop makes ‘erotic’ sex-ed mandatory, cites Vatican sex-ed ...[Catholic Caucus]

    09/19/2016 8:24:45 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 19, 2016 | Pete Baklinski
    A U.S. Catholic bishop has explicitly refused to allow parents to opt their kids out of a diocesan-run school’s sex-ed program deemed by parents to be “erotic” and “salacious,” calling the program a “legitimate requirement” for graduation. Instead of listening to the parents’ concerns, the bishop has cited the Vatican’s newly minted and problematic sex-ed curriculum as a way to evaluate the school’s program. In a letter dated September 2, Bishop David Choby of the Catholic Diocese of Nashville, Tennessee, told parents opposing the sex-ed program that while he “wholeheartedly support[s]” their right as “primary educator,” nevertheless, when they send...