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  • Children have a stable home environment and perform betterat school if their biological father....

    03/28/2017 5:50:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 70 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 28, 2017 | Stephen Doughty, Social Affairs Correspondent For The Daily Mail
    FULL TITLE: Children have a stable home environment and perform better at school if their biological father lives with them (but the same benefits do not apply when a stepfather moves in) Children are healthier and more likely to grow up with a good education and get a good job if their biological father lives with them, research reveals. But when a stepfather moves into a family home there are no benefits for the children, the pioneering study of British families found. The warning over the failure of stepfathers to help the families they bring up was drawn from records...
  • Single mother who dressed up as dad so she could go with her little girl, 6, to her father-.....

    03/28/2017 5:25:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 196 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 28, 2017 | Maxine Shen For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Single mother who dressed up as dad so she could go with her little girl, 6, to her father-daughter dance is BANNED from the event A single mom dressed up like a man so that she could take her six-year-old daughter to her highly-anticipated father-daughter school dance — but the school's principal refused to let them attend. Knowing how much her daughter, Gracie, wanted to attend the dance even though her father was out of the picture, Amy Peterson, of Henry County, Georgia, decided she'd take her daughter to the dance. The conform to the dance's theme though,...
  • Missing teen, ex-teacher may be in Mexico: Officials

    03/28/2017 12:37:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    abcnews ^ | march 28, 2017 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    This morning, Brent Cooper, district attorney for Maury County, Tennessee, asked members of the public to share the Amber Alert with friends and family in Mexico and Central America, adding that Mexican law enforcement was notified of the Amber Alert and "it's possible that's where they are." Cooper said Cummins "planned this in such a way that he had a 24-hour head start ... easily enough time for him to make it to Mexico."
  • NINE male high school athletes in Texas charged with 'holding down at least 10 other boys.....

    03/28/2017 9:11:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 91 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 27, 2017 | Associated Press and Dailymail.com Reporter
    FULL TITLE: NINE male high school athletes in Texas charged with 'holding down at least 10 other boys and sexually assaulting them with Coke bottles, steel pipes and baseball bats' Nine Texas high school students - seven of them juveniles - have been charged after they allegedly sexually assaulted other boys with objects including bottles and even baseball bats. The students - all of whom are or were athletes - have been charged with allegations going back as far as 2014, La Vernia police Chief Bruce Ritchey said Monday. More arrests are likely to follow, he added. Police are not...
  • Are facts now considered 'white supremacism'?

    03/28/2017 6:38:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 3/27/2017 | Mychal Massie`
    I would like you to read the following quote and tell me what it is really saying and what it is advocating. Dr. Chris Emdin of Columbia University writes: “I want white teachers to teach in the hood, believe it or not. I’m for that. But I want them to do it in a way that makes them effective and not burnt out. Black teachers with white supremacist ideologies [are] just as dangerous as white folks who don’t understand culture.” Your time is up. If you understood or guessed that Emdin is advocating for the continued dysfunctional and destructive behavior...
  • Los Angeles Middle School Faces Budget Cut For Having Too Many White People

    03/27/2017 7:02:47 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/27/2017 | Amber Randall
    Los Angeles parents are outraged after their middle school announced budget cuts because there are too many white students, according to Sunday reports. Walter Reed Middle School announced there would be layoffs and larger classes because the school’s white student body is too big, reports ABC 7. The Los Angeles Unified School District gives schools money only if white students make up no more than thirty percent of the student population. Walter Reed Middle School’s white population increased heavily over the past few years, leading to the budget cut announcement. Parents remained unhappy with the announcement, citing concerns for their...
  • NoHo school budget cuts due to high white student percentage sparks outrage

    03/27/2017 3:20:32 PM PDT · by blueyon · 40 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 3/26/17 | John Gregory
    NORTH HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Outrage has grown at Walter Reed Middle School in North Hollywood, as the school faces layoffs and increased class sizes due to a law limiting funds for schools with a higher white student body. The Los Angeles Unified School District provides more funding for schools where the white population is below 30 percent. In a letter to parents, the district noted the highly regarded middle school had been above the percentage for the past couple years. The racial formula was a condition imposed by court decisions dealing with desegregation in the 1970s. Parents, however,...
  • Abducted student, 15, was forced to hide from teacher, 50, after he began showing up to her.....

    03/27/2017 12:53:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 27, 2017 | Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Abducted student, 15, was forced to hide from teacher, 50, after he began showing up to her work unannounced reveals her tearful sister in emotional family interview The family of a 15-year-old Tennessee high school student who was last seen on March 13 shared shocking new claims about the girl's relationship with her teacher in an emotional interview with Good Morning America. The sister of Elizabeth Thomas fought back tears as she revealed that Tad Cummins, 50, had begun showing up unannounced at her sister's work shortly before the pair disappeared together, and that his last visit had...
  • Charlotte schools drop plan to teach book about a boy who wears dresses after sparking a furious...

    03/27/2017 12:44:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 27, 2017 | Chris Summers For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Charlotte schools drop plan to teach book about a boy who wears dresses after sparking a furious backlash from protesters who claimed they were indoctrinating children A picture book about a boy who wears dresses has been dropped from the curriculum of schools in North Carolina after it triggered a stream of protests from concerned parents. Schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area were due to teach Jacob's New Dress, by Sarah and Ian Hoffman, to first-graders as part of a lesson designed to discourage bullying. In the book teachers encourage children in a classroom to put on costumes and...
  • Tennessee law could protect suspected kidnapper of Elizabeth Thomas

    03/26/2017 11:42:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    whnt ^ | march 27, 2017 | Chelsea Brentzel
    COLUMBIA, Tenn. - A Tennessee District Attorney told WHNT the man believed to have kidnapped 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas could walk away with only a misdemeanor. Investigators have repeatedly said it doesn't matter if the teen willingly left with 50-year-old Tad Cummins. However, Tennessee law doesn't necessarily reflect that statement. In fact, whether or not she went willingly will play a huge role in determining whether or not the District Attorney can prove kidnapping.
  • Cover-up? Did kidnapper’s wife, an admin assistant at school office, know of pervy husband’s.....

    03/26/2017 9:23:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    crimeonline.com ^ | march 22, 2017 | Leigh Egan
    FULL TITLE: Cover-up? Did kidnapper’s wife, an admin assistant at school office, know of pervy husband’s indiscretions with student? AMBER Alert teen, 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas, is still missing and likely with her former teacher, Tad Cummins, 50. Jill Cummins, Tad’s wife, was apparently working an administrative assistant at the school district’s central office when her husband was reprimanded for having an inappropriate relationship with Elizabeth. Jason Whatley, lawyer for Elizabeth’s father, Anthony Thomas, revealed that even after Tad Cumming was written up for having an inappropriate relationship at school with Elizabeth, he continued to work at the Culleoka Unit High...
  • K-12: No Joy In Reading. That's the Plan.

    03/24/2017 11:21:34 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 68 replies
    americanthinker ^ | March 24, 2017 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    If you look at how reading is taught in the U.S., children are taught stupidly and then some. Every technique that will make reading difficult and unpleasant is employed. To start with, Sight-words are the worst way to start. Instead of learning letters and the sounds they represent, children memorize graphic designs. Rudolf Flesch said that eleven studies had been conducted; all found that phonics is superior. (So the Education Establishment has always known that if you want a society to have low literacy, you will promote Sight-words. And that is what they relentlessly do.) Children who rely entirely on...
  • Missing teen went on field trip with her alleged kidnapper

    03/25/2017 10:54:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    WSMV ^ | march 24, 2017 | Carley Gordon
    COLUMBIA, TN (WSMV) - The Maury County Public School district is promising better communication as it copes with the disappearance of 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas. nvestigators believe Thomas was kidnapped by her teacher, 50-year-old Tad Cummins, last Monday. Channel 4 has uncovered new information about where Thomas and Cummins were allowed to go together after they were allegedly caught kissing in a classroom.
  • Boy suspended for taking (shotgun bullet) shell casing to preschool, mom's Facebook post goes viral

    03/25/2017 7:15:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 102 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 24, 2017
    An Illinois mom behind a viral Facebook post spoke to Fox 2/News 11 Wednesday. Her son, Hunter, 4, has been suspended from his preschool for bringing a shell casing from a fired bullet to school. He'd been at the preschool for about a year, she said, and now was in tears. Neither she nor Hunter's dad knew it, but he found something he thought was pretty neat and he took it to school Tuesday to show his friends. [Snip] Well....when I was escorted to the office for a sit down. I was handed a tiny .22 empty brass casing. Not...
  • School orders boy to "tolerate" undressing with girl and make it "natural"

    03/24/2017 7:32:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/22/17 | Todd Starnes
    A teenage boy was told by school leaders that he had to “tolerate” undressing in front of a female student and to make it as “natural” as possible, according to a blockbuster lawsuit filed in a Pennsylvania federal district court.The lawsuit, filed Tuesday by Alliance Defending Freedom and Independence Law Center, alleges the Boyertown Area School District shamed the teenage boy and violated his personal privacy. They are also alleging sexual harassment. “No school should rob any student of this legally protected personal privacy,” ILC attorney Randall Wenger said. “We trust that our children won’t be forced into emotionally vulnerable situations like...
  • Estranged mother of kidnap victim Elizabeth Thomas shares sorrow, worry over disappearance

    03/24/2017 11:56:56 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    WHNT19 ^ | march 24, 2017 | cnn wire
    MAURY COUNTY, Tenn. - Fifteen-year-old Elizabeth Thomas is still missing, as is her accused kidnapper Tad Cummins. Many of her family members have done interviews pleading for her safe return. Now, Kimberly Ann Thomas, Elizabeth's estranged mother is making her plea. "I can't eat. I can't sleep. I'm scared to death," says Thomas. Initially, she didn't know what to do or say. She knew her 15-year-old daughter had disappeared, and she knew some blame her for what's happened. Now she's breaking her silence.
  • Hundreds of hate messages target Maryland high school at center of rape case

    03/24/2017 8:22:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    wtvr ^ | march 24, 2017 | cnn wire
    The alleged rape of a Maryland high school student by two schoolmates — one an undocumented immigrant — has prompted a torrent of threats and hate messages to the school and the school system, a county school spokesman said Thursday. Hundreds of hate-filled emails and calls have been received by Rockville High School and the Montgomery County Public School District, Derek Turner said. The calls and emails came after police said two students, 18-year-old Henry Sanchez-Milian and 17-year-old Jose Montano, had been arrested and charged as adults with first-degree rape.
  • Christians Urged to Pull Children From Public Schools

    03/24/2017 5:03:59 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 58 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 March 2017 | Alex Newman
    The warning was clear: Christian parents should pull their children out of public schools, now, to protect them from spiritual damage, extreme indoctrination, and other serious problems. Pastors and churches should work to encourage that “exodus,” helping and encouraging families to put their kids in homeschools or private Christian schools as quickly as possible. The alternative will be the continued decline of the church in America and an acceleration of the nation's decline. That was the explosive message of an evangelical ministry leader speaking as a guest this week on one of America's top Christian radio programs.Dr. James Dobson, one...
  • Missouri teacher accused of sexual misconduct faces 20 felonies

    03/23/2017 8:57:32 AM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    fox2 ^ | march 23, 2017 | AP
    MAYSVILLE, Mo. (AP) _ A suspended northwest Missouri teacher has been charged with sexual misconduct with 10 teenage students. Thirty-nine-year-old Rodney Thomas, of Cameron, was charged Tuesday in DeKalb County with 20 felonies, including statutory sodomy and sexual contact with a student. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.
  • Outraged parents sound off over Rockville school rape: ‘Safety Not Sanctuary!’

    03/22/2017 3:05:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 65 replies
    EAG News ^ | 3/22/17 | Victor Skinner
    ROCKVILLE, Md. – Hundreds of outraged parents pressed Montgomery County, Maryland school officials for answers during a recent meeting at Rockville High School, where police allege two illegal immigrant students brutally raped a 14-year-old girl in a bathroom last week.Media was banned from the school property Tuesday evening as parents, grandparents and other community members packed the meeting to express outrage by the tragedy, which school officials characterized as an “event.”(video at link)Virtually everyone who streamed out of the meeting said school officials did little to alleviate their concerns about safety, and repeatedly dodged questions about the dangers of illegal...
  • Principal accuses Wisconsin girl of selling sex toys at school

    03/22/2017 1:00:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    ktnv ^ | march 22, 2017 | Julia Fello
    RACINE -- A Racine, Wisconsin family says their principal accused their child of selling sex toys at school. The 12-year-old girl's father has been trying to clear his daughter's name ever since she was suspended for three days from Trinity Lutheran School on Geneva Street in Racine. Parents may recognize the toy in question. They are called "water snake wigglies." The girl claims she had permission from a teacher to sell the children's toys.
  • CA Teachers Union Official Admits to Hitting Students, Covering Up For Other Abusive Teachers

    03/21/2017 4:19:17 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/21/17 | Katy Grimes
    News reports of the Project Veritas teachers union investigations appear to be more upset with the undercover investigation than the teachers and union reps covering up child abuse A teachers union video released this week by Project Veritas shows a California teachers union covering up for abusive teachers. In the video, a San Francisco teachers union official admits he has hit students before, but “made it look like an accident.”
  • Pennsylvania junior sues his school district because he felt ‘embarrassed’ after seeing a.....

    03/21/2017 4:28:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 21, 2017 | AP
    FULL TITLE: Pennsylvania junior sues his school district because he felt ‘embarrassed’ after seeing a transgender teen change in the boys’ locker room A Pennsylvania high school student on Tuesday sued his school district, saying its transgender-friendly policy constitutes sexual harassment and a violation of privacy. The action, filed Tuesday with the Eastern District of Pennsylvania federal court, comes a few weeks after the Trump administration rescinded Obama-era regulations that had instructed schools to allow students to use bathrooms and locker rooms in line with their expressed gender identity as opposed to their sex assigned at birth. In October, the...
  • Timeline of the alleged kidnapping of Tennessee student Elizabeth Thomas

    03/21/2017 3:01:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    abcnews ^ | march 21, 2017 | Michael Edison Hayden
    Tad Cummins, a 50-year-old married former high school teacher and Elizabeth Thomas, his 15-year-old former student, have been missing for more than a week -- without any sightings. Here's a timeline of the alleged abduction and the events leading up to it:
  • Following Horrific School Rape Maryland Democrats Move To Make “Sanctuary State”

    03/21/2017 2:42:25 PM PDT · by detective · 61 replies
    It’s well beyond ideological tone deafness that leads the Maryland Democrat State Legislature to propose they become the first entire sanctuary state in the nation against the backdrop of a brutal rape of a 14-year-old freshman student by 17 and 18-yr-old illegal alien classmates. Just hours ago republican governor Larry Hogan posted this on his Facebook page:
  • Conservative groups sue school district over transgender student

    03/21/2017 2:21:23 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 20 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | Kathy Boccella
    Boyertown Area School District was sued Tuesday by a high school student and his parents who say his “bodily privacy” was violated when he saw a transgender student -- identified as female in the filing -- undressing in the locker room as he also was changing. Two conservative faith-based organizations, Alliance Defending Freedom and Independence Law Center, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. It claims the Berks County school district did not notify parents or students that it was allowing transgender students at Boyertown Area High School to use restrooms and locker rooms...
  • NY: Mock Slave Auction Stokes Tempers At Maplewood Elementary School

    03/21/2017 7:55:38 AM PDT · by upchuck · 33 replies
    SeeBS NY ^ | March 20, 2017
    MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — When it comes time for fifth graders to learn about the history of colonization and slavery, it’s always a sensitive subject. As CBS2’s Jessica Layton reported, parents like Tracey Jarmon-Woods said it became even more painful after what took place in a 5th grade classroom at her son’s school in Maplewood. “There was a sale of a black child by white children in the classroom,” Tracey Jarmon-Woods said, “If you’re demoralized — sold on a block in 2017 — it may affect you the rest of your life.” A mock slave auction earlier in the month...
  • (Islamic) Prayer Room At Public High (in Texas) School Raises Legal Concerns

    03/19/2017 9:09:23 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/17/2017 | Mary Lou Lang-Byrd
    A prayer room at a Texas high school is raising legal concerns and the state’s attorney general’s office in a letter on Friday to school district’s superintendent indicated the school’s policy should be neutral toward religion. Liberty High School’s prayer room, which is reportedly dedicated to students who practice Islam, allows the students to pray at the school on Fridays instead of leaving to say their required prayers. The letter cites the school’s own news site, which focused on the prayer room. In a letter Friday to the the Frisco Independent School District, the Texas attorney general’s office outlined the...
  • HORROR: Immigrants Gang Rape 14 Year Old Girl in High School Bathroom

    03/18/2017 11:50:45 AM PDT · by Baynative · 60 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | March 18, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    Two immigrants, ages 17 and 18 were arrested at a Maryland High School on Thursday and charged with three counts each in connection with the rape of a 14 year old female classmate. One of the immigrants, Sanchez, 18 is actually the subject of an ‘alien removal’ case. Henry Sanchez, 18, and Jose Montano, 17, were arrested at Rockville High School on Thursday and charged with three counts each in connection with the rape of a female classmate.
  • Students Wearing American Flag Accused of ‘Blatant Racism’, Forced to Apologize

    03/17/2017 2:46:48 PM PDT · by Rufus Shinra · 55 replies
    Trump Conservative ^ | 03/17/2017 | Rufus Shinra
    Only in America and other western countries do displays of patriotism and national pride appear to be branded as "racist" or bigoted, as students wearing patriotic attire at a local high school basketball game soon discovered. The issue started during a basketball game between Valley High and Des Moines North High School. Some students from Valley High supported their team by wearing patriotic attire such as red, white and blue shorts and shirts. On the surface nothing seems out of place. After all, why would wearing the flag of the country you're living in and displaying your patriotism be unacceptable?...
  • WTF? 23 Percent of Students in Public Schools are Illegal! America Is A Welfare Country

    03/17/2017 2:08:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    The Doctor Of Common Sense ^ | march 17, 2017 | ET Williams
    WTF? 23 Percent of Students in Public Schools are Illegal! America Is A Welfare Country
  • Regents Drop Teacher Literacy Test Seen as Discriminatory

    03/14/2017 4:14:11 PM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 13, 2017 | Kate Taylor
    The Board of Regents on Monday eliminated a requirement that aspiring teachers in New York State pass a literacy test to become certified after the test proved controversial because black and Hispanic candidates passed it at significantly lower rates than white candidates.
  • NY Dropping Teacher Literacy Test Amid Claims Of Racism (High Percentage Of Blacks & Hispanics Fail)

    03/14/2017 4:51:22 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-14-2017
    At a time when the United States has plummeted in the global rankings of education standards, one of the country’s largest states is poised to scrap a test designed to measure the reading and writing skills of people trying to become teachers. Citing the fact that an outsized percentage of black and Hispanic candidates were failing the test, members of the New York state Board of Regents plans to adopt a task force's recommendation to eliminate the literacy exam, known as the Academic Literacy Skills Test, given to prospective teachers. The move to do away with the test has been...
  • New York To Scrap Literacy Test For Teachers In The Name Of Diversity

    03/13/2017 12:10:34 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 65 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/12/17 | Peter Hasson/ap
    Prospective teachers in New York will likely no longer have to pass a basic reading and writing literacy exam, the Associated Press is reporting. The state’s Board of Regents is expected to ditch the Academic Literacy Skills Test in part because black and Hispanic teaching candidates struggled to pass the exam, according to the AP.
  • School warning: What parents need to know about the 'eraser challenge'

    03/10/2017 4:47:36 PM PST · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    MSN / Today ^ | March 10, 2017
    The "eraser challenge" been around for years, but now the potentially-harmful kids' "game" is getting new attention as it continues to pop up on social media and intrigue more children. East Iredell Middle School in Statesville, North Carolina, this month warned parents about the trend, noting several students have gotten hurt after taking part in the dare.
  • Transgender families press education secretary on rights

    03/09/2017 2:43:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 9, 2017 5:12 PM EST | Maria Danilova
    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos watched a transgender girl eat apple sauce and draw and listened to another student’s emotional story of feeling marginalized at school, as activists pressed DeVos to make good on her promise to protect all students. Parents and activists who met with DeVos on Wednesday said they thought she was moved by their stories, but they still left with little hope that she would be a strong advocate for transgender children. […] Attending the meeting were Ellie Ford, a 5-year-old transgender girl, and high school student Grace Dolan-Sandrino, who told DeVos the middle school she attended did...
  • Campbell teacher says in email he refuses to teach children of illegal immigrants

    03/09/2017 2:43:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    KITV-TV ^ | March 9, 2017 | Mike Cherry
    Hawaii -- An educator at Campbell High School is in hot water for stoking the flames of how President Donald Trump's travel ban could impact his students. Teacher John Sullivan sent an email to Campbell High School staff saying that he would NOT teach any children who were illegal immigrants. Sullivan's response came when he replied to an internal school email thread titled "STUDENTS ARE BEING KEPT HOME FROM SCHOOL DUE TO DEPORTATION FEARS." Another teacher had messaged school staff members with recommendations on how to deal with students who were afraid their family members could face deportation from Hawaii....
  • How ‘A Day Without a Woman’ Could Backfire

    03/08/2017 3:15:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | March 8, 2017 | Amanda Carpenter
    Fifteen-thousand public school children are being kept out of their classrooms in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday. They’re not sick. Their schools are not being renovated. Nothing is wrong with the schools at all. Rather, a group of teachers decided they’d rather engage in political protest than do their jobs, shutting down the entire school system and leaving working moms and dads scrambling to make arrangements. According to a statement released by Alexandria Public Schools, more than 300 staff members of the 2,352-strong workforce asked to skip work to observe “A Day Without A Women,” a request granted Monday afternoon. They,...
  • Liberals Kiss Muslim's Behinds For 7 Years In Texas

    03/08/2017 3:30:41 PM PST · by bogusname · 33 replies
    Atheists and Liberals submit to Muslims, obey Allah and accept Islam at tax payer funded public high school.
  • School Teaches Zi & Zir Without Permission from Mom & Dad

    03/08/2017 1:41:03 PM PST · by G Larry · 25 replies
    ToddStarnes.com ^ | March 07, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    Indiana parents are furious after eighth graders at Lincoln Junior High School were exposed to a classroom lesson on sexual orientation, gender expression and gender identity issues – without being notified in advance by the school district.
  • A day without women? Teacher protest shuts US city schools

    03/08/2017 1:37:57 PM PST · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 3/8/17 | Marc Antoine BAUDOUX/ afp
    Alexandria (United States) (AFP) - What does a day without women look like? The city of Alexandria, Virginia, just outside the US capital, found out on Wednesday as an avalanche of teacher requests for time off to mark International Women's Day forced it to close down its entire public school district. Alexandria's unprecedented decision -- announced two days ahead of time to give parents time to plan for the disruption -- appeared to be broadly well received in the progressive northern Virginia city.
  • NY considers ending literacy tests for teachers because too many blacks & Hispanics were failing

    03/08/2017 1:08:10 AM PST · by grundle · 54 replies
    wordpress ^ | March 7, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    New York considers ending literacy tests for prospective public school teachers because too many black and Hispanic applicants were failing The New York Post reports:State education officials plan to scrap a literacy exam given to prospective teachersAnd why are they doing this? The article continues:Sources said education officials also were concerned about the disparity between passing rates among white and minority candidates.In 2013-14, only 48 percent of aspiring black teachers and 56 percent of prospective Hispanic educators passed, compared to 75 percent of white candidates, the website Chalkbeat reported in February.And there you have it.The public school bureaucrats think that when...
  • Milwaukee fifth grade teacher accused of having sexual contact with student

    03/06/2017 3:07:10 PM PST · by Az Joe · 43 replies
    WISN News ^ | 3-6-17
    MILWAUKEE —A fifth grade teacher who lives in Milwaukee is accused of having sexual contact with an 11-year-old boy. Katherine Gonzalez is charged with First Degree Child Sexual Assault. Prosecutors said Gonzalez and one of her fifth grade students at Atlas Preparatory Academy had been messaging on Snapchat. They eventually had contact in Gonzalez's car and at her home, according to a criminal complaint.
  • Transgender student complains after remark by teacher's aide

    03/06/2017 5:06:21 AM PST · by simpson96 · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/5/2017 | Staff
    FORT WORTH, Texas — A North Texas transgender student has filed a complaint with her school district saying a teacher's aide was insensitive when the aide questioned the student's use of a women's bathroom. KDFW-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2m8i2AH ) that 16-year-old Ishy Valdez and her mother have spoken with Castleberry school district officials about Wednesday's confrontation. Valdez, who's transitioning from a boy to a girl, says she and other students were at Tarrant County College for a class when she was approached by the aide. The teen says the aide made clear she disapproved of Valdez using the women's bathroom because...
  • Honor student, 17, is struck by freight train and loses both feet after lying down....

    03/03/2017 1:51:12 PM PST · by Morgana · 104 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 3, 2017 | Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Honor student, 17, is struck by freight train and loses both feet after lying down with legs draped over the tracks A 17-year-old Georgia high school senior has lost both his feet after being struck by a freight train in suburban Atlanta. Lilburn Police Captain Thomas Bardugon say the victim, identified as Jacob Ohl, was lying alongside the train tracks near Shelly Lane with his feet draped over the rail when he was struck by a northbound CSX train at 1pm Thursday. It took the locomotive between half a mile and three quarters of a mile to stop...
  • Mom wants teacher fired for using Ouija board with kindergarten students

    02/28/2017 10:21:14 AM PST · by simpson96 · 125 replies
    WISN - ABC Milwaukee ^ | 2/28/2017 | Christina Palladino
    MILWAUKEE — An outraged mother is calling on Milwaukee Public Schools officials to fire a kindergarten teacher who introduced the young students in her class to a Ouija board. The mom, who asked to not be publicly named, said the game was used on Friday in her 5-year-old's classroom at Zablocki Elementary. "They were shutting off the lights and making it dark and talking to spirits. That's not something that should be at school," the mother said of the game, which is said to be able to channel spirits. In an email to the mother, the teacher said the Ouija...
  • One student expelled and several more suspended for sharing a NUDE photograph....

    02/28/2017 9:09:21 AM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | Feb 28, 2017 | STAFF
    FULL TITLE: One student expelled and several more suspended for sharing a NUDE photograph of their charter school director which they snapped in the bathroom of his local gym A student has been expelled and several more have been suspended after a nude photograph of a school executive was taken without his knowledge in a bathroom. The spate of punishments were handed out on Monday to students at Clayton Valley Charter High School in Concord, California. The nude picture was taken of the school's executive director, David Linzey, at an off-campus gym. His back is turned in the picture and...
  • ‘Anti-Racism’ Preschool in Seattle Will Teach Toddlers Social Justice

    02/27/2017 6:34:46 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 33 replies
    Heat Street ^ | 2-25-2017 | Ian Cheong
    “We’re looking to create the confidence that when these kids go into predominately white schools that they can bring counter narratives to the school,” said Gore in an interview with King5 News. The two teachers say that that preschool education must go beyond singing songs and reading picture books. Instead, they plan to carry the discussion of race and racism all throughout the course of the children’s time at the preschool. The curriculum will include telling “the stories that are untold” and the earnest teachers will strive to actively change whatever pre-existing biases the children might have.
  • Parents Demand an End to Islamic Teachings in Public School

    02/26/2017 12:19:39 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 52 replies
    patriotnewsdaily ^ | 21 Feb 2017
    Parents in Chatham, New Jersey are demanding answers from the local board of education as it pertains to what their children are being taught in their 7th grade social studies class. According to Nancy Gayer and Libby Hilsenrath, their children are being given lessons about Islam that would never be acceptable if they were about Christianity. In fact, Gayer said at a board meeting on Monday, her son was specifically chastised a few years ago when he gave a PowerPoint presentation that briefly mentioned his religious views. Gayer said he was told to stop “proselytizing” when he included a Bible...
  • Outrage as judge saves teenage football player, 19, from jail over locker room....

    02/26/2017 10:56:11 AM PST · by Morgana · 33 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 26, 2017 | Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Outrage as judge saves teenage football player, 19, from jail over locker room attack against mentally disabled boy he assaulted with a coat hanger because it wasn't 'racial or sexual' A judge is facing calls to be disbarred for allowing a high school football player to walk free from court despite assaulting a mentally disabled boy with a coat hanger. Judge Randy Stoker spared 19-year-old John RK Howard from jail on Friday because he said he did not deserve to be punished as a sex offender. Howard was 18 when he and two other teens lured the unnamed,...