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  • Surprise, Parents! Co-Ed Restroom in North Shore High School

    02/09/2016 11:33:07 AM PST · by Maudeen · 21 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 2/9/2016 | Laurie Higgins
    A couple of months ago, Deerfield High School (DHS) in Deerfield, Illinois quietly changed a multi-stall girls restroom to a co-ed restroom. Worse still the administration has not notified either parents or students. Rumors are circulating that the administration chose secrecy over transparency in order to avoid controversy.
  • Chantay fingered me not only as gay, but as her b***h.' A teacher tells of terror at his New [tr]

    02/02/2016 7:57:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 2, 2016 | Caroline Howe
    Ed Boland stepped out of a twenty-year career as a nonprofit executive to teach in a tough inner city school on Manhattan's Lower East Side. His idealism was shattered after a year in urban public schooling and he penned this provocative memoir as 'a radical call to action' to change the system that is failing its students mired in poverty, racism and violence. He believes teachers alone should not be expected to solve the overwhelming issues their students face. Here are some excerpts from Ed Boland's The Battle For Room 314, published by Grand Central Publishing.
  • Report: schools need broader view of troubled students (Want detailed profiles of private lives)

    01/27/2016 2:43:38 AM PST · by raybbr · 16 replies
    NewsTimes.com ^ | Rob Ryser
    NEWTOWN - A proposal to create detailed profiles of students’ personal lives as part of a plan to better manage mental health issues in the classroom might sound like a transgression of the school district’s authority. But in the post-Sandy Hook world, the danger is not that privacy rights will be sidestepped by school districts looking to create comprehensive diagnostic pictures of students with special needs, Superintendent Joseph Erardi said. “There would only be a danger if we didn’t do that,” he said. “The question needs to be: ‘If the school district doesn’t take this on, how do we forge...
  • Middle school student suspended for helping classmate during asthma attack

    01/22/2016 5:04:54 PM PST · by daisy12 · 60 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | January 22, 2016 | Fox News Latino
    A student in Killeen, Texas, was suspended on Tuesday after he picked up a classmate who was having an asthma attack and carried her to the nurse's office against his teacher's instructions. Anthony Ruelas, 15, a student at Gateway Middle School, an alternative school in the Killeen Independent School District (ISD), said his classmate was "wheezing and gagging for three minutes" when his teacher said everyone should stay calm and wait for an email reply from the nurse in response to the situation, Texas TV station KCEN reported. Ruelas said he knew that his friend "needed help," which is why...
  • 'Dead white guys did not create this country'

    01/21/2016 12:03:08 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 62 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1/21/2016 | Bob Unruh
    Stating flatly, "Dead white guys did not create this country," an executive in the American school textbook industry has confirmed that Common Core pushes an elitist, progressive agenda of global warming, gun control and prostitution on America’s children. The undercover video is from investigative reporter James O’Keefe of Project Veritas. It reveals the comments and opinions of Kimberly Koerber, a former manager for Pearson, the nation's leading textbook publishing company. She now works for National Geographic, another publisher. O'Keefe reported her statements to Project Veritas journalists included, "Damn the Second Amendment", and, "People that are not educated, Fox TV viewers,...
  • Obama and GOP Unleash “Community Schools” to Replace Parents

    01/20/2016 3:39:38 PM PST · by Sopater · 18 replies
    The New American ^ | Tuesday, 19 January 2016 | Alex Newman
    Parents, beware — Big Brother is coming for your kids. Buried deep inside the mammoth “bipartisan” so-called “education” legislation approved last month, dubbed the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA), is a radical expansion of what the statute refers to as “full-service community schools.” The controversial institutions, more accurately described as parental replacement centers, seek to oversee every aspect of your child's life, ranging from their “mental health” and “well being” to nutrition and even dentistry.You are in the crosshairs, too, as the Obama administration defines parents as “equal partners” in child rearing. And those are just some of the many...
  • Washington state lawmaker shocks high school pupils by asking them about their virginity..

    01/20/2016 2:31:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 20, 2016 | Jennifer Newton for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Washington state lawmaker shocks high school pupils by asking them about their virginity during Planned Parenthood meeting A state lawmaker has shocked high school pupils in Washington after asking them about their virginity during a Planned Parenthood meeting. Republican Mary Dye from Pomeroy, in rural southeastern Washington meet with six students from the Pullman area teen council chapter of Planned Parenthood. They had been visiting Dye's office with Rachel Todd, a worker from Planned Parenthood, so the politician could give them a deeper understanding of laws and advocacy. But the teenagers were left stunned when Dye asked if...
  • Proposed ‘sex ed’ curriculum infuriates parents in Omaha

    01/18/2016 11:51:13 AM PST · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/18/16 | Lisa Bourne
    OMAHA, Nebraska, January 18, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A battle over sex education in Omaha schools roiling since last year is set to come to a head soon, with the district's board of education scheduled to vote this week on proposed new Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE) standards. The new standards are an effort to usurp parents as primary educators of their children, one parents' group says, and with the push for the standards involving Planned Parenthood and other objectionable groups, parents are crying foul. "Our children's souls are at risk," Mark Bonkiewicz of Nebraskans for Founders' Values told LifeSiteNews. "We're not...
  • My year of terror and abuse teaching at a NYC high school

    01/17/2016 7:22:54 AM PST · by Gigantor · 75 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 1/17/2016 | Maureen Callahan
    A brain-dead liberal tries to "change the world" on a one-year break from his cushy lifestyle only to emerge as brain-dead as before he began.
  • New Jersey School Skips Legal Battle, Will No Longer Recite “God Bless America”

    01/05/2016 3:18:58 PM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    CBS ^ | January 5, 2016 | Mike DeNardo
    Students at a Haddon Heights Elementary School are getting a real-life lesson in Constitutional law. Staffers at Glenview Elementary School say it became a daily ritual for students to say "God bless America" after the morning recital of the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • California Laws: On January 1st, Students Won’t Have to Pass High School (Exit Exams) to Receive

    12/27/2015 5:52:42 PM PST · by george76 · 54 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 Dec 2015 | William Bigelow
    On January 1, California residents will have to accustom themselves to a number of new laws that will be implemented in the state. These are some the laws that will likely have the most profound effect: SB 172: High school seniors will receive their diploma whether or not they pass or even take an exit exam; the law also applies retroactively to students who have graduated since 2004; ... SB 707: Bans concealed firearms from college campuses and K-12 school grounds
  • Students Sing 'Allah Akbar' At Holiday Concert [Indoctrination: Liberal Mission Accomplished!]

    12/26/2015 6:38:22 PM PST · by Steelfish · 35 replies
    FoxNews ^ | December 18, 2015 | By
    <p>By Todd Starnes December 18, 2015 Nothing says Merry Christmas like a Ramadan song – at least in Blaine, Minnesota.</p> <p>There was a big controversy after Thursday’s holiday concert at the local high school – when the teenagers belted out a praise song to Allah.</p>
  • Mom outraged as her daughter, 7, is given henna TATTOOS on school 'multicultural' day'

    12/23/2015 10:29:58 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 118 replies
    A Texas mother is speaking out after her daughter's school gave the young girl a henna tattoo the week before Christmas. Tammy Samour was shocked when she picked up her daughter Leah, 7, from Ed White Elementary School in Houston and saw the second grader's hands covered in the designs, which are traditionally applied to the hands and feet of women during Hindu ceremonies and festivals. That shock soon turned to outrage however as Ms. Samour says she never gave the school permission to tattoo Leah - and now the brown paste will not wash off her hands. It can...
  • Why These High School Girls Don’t Want a Transgender Student in Their Locker Room

    12/21/2015 4:35:36 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 54 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | DECEMBER 21, 2015 | Kelsey Harkness
    The federal agency and Illinois school district reached the deal “based on Student A’s representation that she will change in private changing stations in the girls’ locker room,” the report said. Since Student A’s use of the privacy curtains is non-binding, legal experts say it is not clear what would happen if the student decided to change out in the open. But even if Student A does abide by the arrangement, those who oppose the student’s use of the girls’ locker rooms say they’re still uncomfortable with the settlement. “When she’s walking in and out of the privacy curtain, what...
  • Media Hides Key Detail in the Virginia School District’s Islamic Lesson Controversy...

    12/19/2015 4:21:42 PM PST · by don-o · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 19, 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    A Breitbart News investigation reveals that mainstream media outlets incorrectly reported a key detail in the story of the 9th grade World Geography teacher in Virginia who sparked a national controversy over a "calligraphy lesson" that required students to hand copy the Arabic characters that comprise the shahada, the Islamic statement of faith. According to news reports, the teacher said she "had not designed the assignment herself, but took it from a standard workbook on world religions." That was how the News Leader, a Gannett daily newspaper headquartered in Staunton, Virginia, initially reported the story on Thursday. Gannett is the...
  • School Cancels Santa Field Trip After Mom Objects [Jewish Parent Objects]

    12/18/2015 12:12:21 PM PST · by Steelfish · 113 replies
    CBSNews ^ | December 18, 2015
    CBS NEWS December 18, 2015 School Cancels Santa Field Trip After Mom Objects SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Parents of San Jose school kids confronted a school board Thursday night after a decision to cancel a field trip to see Santa Claus followed a complaint by a Jewish mother who objected to the school-sponsored outing, CBS San Francisco station KPIX-TV reports. The visit to Santa, along with a "Dear Santa" assignment, was a decade-long tradition at Sartorette Elementary School, part of San Jose's Cambrian School District. Last week, the Sartorette staff informed parents the school would suspend the outing to see...
  • All schools shut down in Augusta County, Virginia, over Islam homework

    12/18/2015 12:10:46 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 265 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/18/15 | Ben Brumfield
    After a teacher at a Virginia school handed out a standard homework assignment on Islam, such an angry backlash flooded in that it prompted officials to close every single school in the county as a safety precaution.
  • CDC: Middle schools need to teach contraceptive use more often

    12/18/2015 10:53:57 AM PST · by wagglebee · 28 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/17/15 | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., December 17, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Not enough teenagers are being taught about condoms, artificial birth control, and other "skills" "needed to avoid HIV, other STDs, and unintended pregnancy," says a new government report. Every other year, the CDC surveys the nation's high schools and middle schools. Last Wednesday, it released the results of the 2014 School Health Profiles Survey at the National HIV Prevention Conference. The results covered a wide variety of health behaviors, including a section on sexual education. The sexual education results were unsatisfactory, said a press release, which noted that "fewer than half of high...
  • How do you sell abortion? Through sex-ed

    12/18/2015 5:52:20 AM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/17/15 | David Graves
    December 17, 2015 (P-First) – In a recent article from the Huffington Post, Planned Parenthood President, Cecile Richards, answers these two questions: Should sex education classes be taught in elementary school?What would the ideal sex education system look like? Her answers on the surface level seem harmless, with the words "age appropriate" being thrown around. There is also this quote that includes parents, "It's important for parents to talk with their kids and teens about healthy relationships with friends and intimate partners, body boundaries, and healthy communication. Children and teens need to hear about their parents' values and experiences, and we want...
  • Parents Question Choice To Sing ‘Allahu Akbar’ At Holiday Concert

    12/17/2015 1:38:34 PM PST · by Mariner · 122 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | December 17th, 2015 | By John Lauritsen
    BLAINE, Minn. (WCCO) — Some parents in the Anoka-Hennepin School District are questioning a choir teacher’s decision to use a song about Ramadan performed in Arabic at a holiday concert. At Thursday night’s concert at Blaine High School, one of the songs students will be singing includes Arabic words, including the phrase “Allahu Akbar,” which means “God is great.” Christian and Jewish songs will be performed as well, but the Ramadan song is getting all the attention. It started with a post on Facebook. A parent of a ninth-grade Blaine choir student posted the lyrics to the song the choir...
  • Controversial (Islamic) Assignment Reactions Prompt Augusta Co. Schools to Close

    12/17/2015 4:57:49 PM PST · by Morgana · 39 replies
    nbc29.com ^ | December 17, 2015 | nbc29
    AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va (WVIR) - Augusta County schools closed their doors Thursday and canceled all sports and activities for the day. All the county’s schools are closed Friday, December 18, too. Meanwhile, all school sports and activities scheduled for the weekend are also canceled. It all stems from a world geography class assignment at Riverheads High School that some parents called Islamic indoctrination. The writing assignment incorporated Arabic calligraphy, but also included an Islamic proclamation of faith. That prompted a community meeting and a lot of anger. That anger apparently coming not just from central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley,...
  • School principal bans Santa, Thanksgiving and Pledge of Allegiance

    12/13/2015 9:44:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 96 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 13, 2015 | Susan Edelman
    Santa Claus is banned. The Pledge of Allegiance is no longer recited. "Harvest festival" has replaced Thanksgiving, and "winter celebrations" substitute for Christmas parties. New principal Eujin Jaela Kim has given PS 169 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, a politically correct scrub-down, to the dismay of teachers and parents. "We definitely can't say Christmas, nothing with Christmas on it, nothing with Santa,"PTA president Mimi Ferrer said administrators told her. "No angels. We can't even have a star because it can represent a religious system, like the Star of David." Kim, 33, did not return a call or e-mail seeking comment.
  • Virginia: Students practice calligraphy by writing “There is no god but Allah”

    12/16/2015 6:55:09 AM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    pamelageller.com ^ | December 16, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    In my book Stop the Islamization of America, I describe and warn of the islamization of the curriculum and the schoolroom. The book was a primer on how to fight the encroaching Islamic supremacism and sharia. I have many times published news stories (here and here) about parents protesting Islamic dawah in the classroom. Distraught parents have described to me the proselytizing for Islam in their children’s “Social Studies” or “World History” classes. They are not teaching the children “world history,” which would include the 1,400-year history of jihadi wars, land appropriations, cultural annihilations and enslavements, not to mention the...
  • Students practice calligraphy by writing "There is no god but Allah"

    12/15/2015 2:15:59 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 145 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Todd Starnes
    A Virginia school district is defending a classroom assignment that required students to practice calligraphy by writing the Muslim statement of faith, "There is no god but Allah. Muhammad is the messenger of Allah." Female students at Riverheads High School in Staunton, Virginia, were also invited to wear Muslim clothing -- a story first reported by The Schilling Show. "Neither these lessons, nor any other lesson in the world geography course, are an attempt at indoctrination to Islam or any other religion, or a request for students to renounce their own faith or profess any belief," the district said in...
  • The politically correct crowd just got a great American novel banned

    12/15/2015 3:55:46 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 82 replies
    NY Post.com ^ | 12/15/15 | By David K. Li
    The politically correct crowd just got a great American novel banned By David K. Li A suburban Philadelphia school expelled “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” from its curriculum over the book’s overuse of the N-word. The Friends’ Central School removed the Mark Twain classic from the 11th-grade American literature class last week after students said it made them feel uncomfortable, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. “We have all come to the conclusion that the community costs of reading this book in 11th grade outweigh the literary benefits,” principal Art Hall said in a letter to parents.
  • Sanity wins: School tosses principal’s ban on Santa, Pledge of Allegiance

    12/15/2015 6:38:49 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 15, 2015 | Susan Edelman and Natalie Musumeci
    Sanity — and Santa — have been restored at a Brooklyn public elementary school where St. Nick was banned, the Pledge of Allegiance was dropped and Thanksgiving was replaced with a “harvest festival.” The good news arrived at PS 169 in Sunset Park on Monday morning, a day after The Post exposed the bizarre PC extremism of Principal Eujin Jaela Kim.
  • Obama's Agenda -- Hold Muslim Classes While Banning Christian Holidays

    12/14/2015 3:48:36 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 36 replies
    American Cowboy Chronicles ^ | December 14, 2015 | Tom Correa
    Obama's Agenda -- Hold Muslim Classes While Banning Christian Holidays On December 13th, 2015, Fox News reported that Non-Muslim high school girls were made to wear Muslim hijab to promote acceptance of Islamic beliefs. As ridiculous as it sounds, more than a dozen non-Muslim girls at a Chicago high school were made to wear a traditional Islamic head scarf on Wednesday as part of "Walk a Mile in Her Hijab." The event, organized by the school's Muslim Student Association, featured 17 non-Muslims wearing the garment and speaking with other students about the meaning of the hijab. Vernon Hills High School...
  • Mother Who Spoke Out Against School LGBT Week Slurred as 'Extremist'

    12/14/2015 3:52:42 PM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 12/14/15 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    A mother who spoke out against her daughter’s school imposing LGBT awareness week on its pupils has attracted the full force of liberal criticism, even being labelled ‘extreme’. The pupils at King Solomon High School were given rainbow badges to wear, and were told to dress in rainbow coloured clothes.Anna Erickson-Hull took to Facebook to speak out after her daughter Lily returned home from sixth form college sporting one.Anna wrote on the social media site: “You cannot force this filth on children…It is not lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender week in my house we will be serving the Lord as...
  • Senior is banned from posing with his 'favorite' gun for yearbook photo - and now his father..

    12/11/2015 1:23:39 PM PST · by PROCON · 78 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Dec. 10, 2015 | Snejana Farberov
    A North Dakota father is calling for the principal at his son's school to be fired for banning a yearbook photo that shows him holding an assault-style rifle. Fargo North High School Principal Andy Dahlen said Josh Renville's gun-toting portrait is in violation of school policy. According to Dahlen, the school does not allow guns on its property nor does it allow 'students to wear clothing that depicts guns or weapons or any violence or drugs or alcohol.' In Renville's yearbook submission, the strapping 17-year-old, who is an avid hunter and fisherman, is seen holding an assault-type weapon in...
  • Homeschooling Offers Hope

    12/10/2015 7:51:53 AM PST · by Sopater · 48 replies
    The New American ^ | Tuesday, 08 December 2015 | John Larabell
    I was homeschooled from the 1st through 12th grades and never once desired to go to the government schools. At the time, I couldn’t imagine being confined to what looked like a prison system — bells telling me where to go, cutting short the time I wanted to spend on certain subjects; standing in line to have food dumped on a tray for me to eat; wearing the same clothes as everyone else; and truant officers hunting me down if I went rogue! None of that appealed to me. I was very happy with the freedom that homeschooling provided. Not...
  • Illinois School District Settles With Feds To Let Cross-Dressing Boy Shower In Girls’ Locker Room

    12/04/2015 1:47:22 PM PST · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 4, 2015
    Facings federal threats of lost millions in funding for the children of taxpaying parents, a school district in the suburbs of Chicago voted on Thursday to allow a male high school student who dresses like a girl and otherwise identifies as female to use the girls’ locker room and shower there. [Snip] The feds have also deigned to allow the district to install curtains in the girls' locker room for use by any actual, biological girls who want privacy. The district must also arrange for the male student to have access to female bathroom and changing facilities at all district-sponsored...
  • Federal judge bans school's live Nativity show [Indiana]

    12/04/2015 10:49:08 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | December 4, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    A federal judge has banished the Baby Jesus and the Three Wise Men from an Indiana high school's Christmas musical. U.S. District Court Judge Jon DeGuilio, appointed to the bench by President Obama, issued an injunction against Concord Community Schools on Dec. 2. The court order forbids students from presenting a live Nativity scene during the Concord High School's Christmas Spectacular. The judge said that portion of the show is overtly religious in nature. "The living nativity scene impermissibly conveys an endorsement of religion and thus runs afoul of the Establishment Clause," the judge wrote in his ruling.
  • Family sues after police question 3rd-grader for hours

    12/04/2015 3:03:23 AM PST · by raybbr · 10 replies
    yahoo.news ^ | 12/04/2015 | MICHELLE R. SMITH
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A third-grader was taken off a school bus and questioned for hours by police because another girl falsely reported the 8-year-old had chemicals in her backpack, her family said in a lawsuit Thursday. The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island, which filed the federal lawsuit against the town of Tiverton, compared the case to that of a Texas teenager who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school in September. The group said such actions terrorize and traumatize children. The family's lawyer, Amato DeLuca, said police essentially arrested the girl with no evidence. They...
  • Illinois school district may buckle under fed pressure on transgender student

    12/03/2015 9:38:38 AM PST · by wagglebee · 15 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/3/15 | Lisa Bourne
    PALATINE, Illinois, December 3, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The suburban Chicago school district sued by the Obama administration for refusing a teen boy access to its girls' locker rooms, bathrooms, and shower facilities may have to concede to the administration's demands in the 11th hour. With the school's federal funding at risk, along with possible litigation, Township High School District 211 in Palatine, IL will hold an emergency board meeting tonight to consider an agreement with the administration as its 30-day notice for the district to comply comes to an end. The Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights condemned the...
  • Deputies seeking help identifying suspicious individuals at two schools

    12/02/2015 7:08:05 PM PST · by Cedar · 52 replies
    WCTI Channel 12 ^ | Dec. 2, 2015 | Jason O. Boyd
    The Carteret County Sheriffs Office is investigating reports of suspicious activity among three individuals at two schools on Wednesday. According to a press release from the sheriffs office, just after noon, three individuals came into the White Oak Elementary and Bogue Sound Elementary schools and were asking questions as to whether the schools were designated as crisis evacuation centers. After being requested to present identification, the individuals presented IDs that appeared to be military-style ID cards but the validity of the cards is unknown. Law enforcement said they contacted surrounding military installations and have received no word of military personnel...
  • Common Core: Where a Wrong Answer Can be Right and the Right Answer Can Be Wrong

    12/02/2015 5:06:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2015 | Lennie Jarrett
    Another Common Core-aligned math problem is going viral. This time a 3rd grade math problem was marked as incorrect even though the student found the correct answer. On the other hand, submissions with the wrong answer have been counted right. The question asked the student to find the result of 5 multiplied by 3, using the "repeated addition strategy." The student wrote "5+5+5" and correctly found the answer to be 15. Apparently, this strategy didn't fit with the Common Core-established method for teaching multiplication, so the teacher punished the student for getting the right answer in a way not prescribed....
  • Officials ask for word 'Christmas' to be removed from NH town tradition

    12/01/2015 1:23:54 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 41 replies
    FOX25 ^ | Nov 30 2015 | Kathryn Burcham
    A New Hampshire veteran is upset after school officials asked him to remove the word "Christmas" from an annual town tradition. John Fletcher, the commander of the American Legion in Marlborough, New Hampshire, wrote an editorial in the local paper after he said the superintendent barred him from promoting the event to students unless he changed the name of the event. "I was very upset, I really was," Fletcher said. "If it's not a school sponsored activity, I don't understand why 'Christmas' had to come out of 'Christmas Tree'." Fletcher, who also raises money to buy gifts for children who...
  • Student who exposed ‘God is myth’ assignment invited TX Governor’s Mansion

    11/29/2015 12:19:07 PM PST · by bgill · 25 replies
    Red Hot Conservative ^ | Nov. 3, 2015 | Victor Skinner
    When Texas middle schooler Jordan Wooley recently highlighted a reading assignment that required students to deny God, school administrators, her teacher, and some students painted her as a liar. But a flood of support from residents across the state, including and Gov. Greg Abbott, is buoying her spirits as she heads to the Governor’s Mansion Saturday to share her story. Wooley, 12, testified before the Katy Independent School Board last Monday about a reading assignment at West Memorial Junior High in which her teacher instructed students to label statements as fact, opinion or commonplace assertion, which her teacher characterized as...
  • A 7th Grader Wouldn’t Back Down When Her Teacher Told Her to Deny God. Then Came the Backlash.

    11/29/2015 11:13:35 AM PST · by amorphous · 97 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | 28 Nov 2015 | Jed Smith
    A Texas girl spoke out after her teacher alleged made her say "God is a myth," has experienced fallout for standing up for herself and her beliefs. Twelve-year-old Jordan Wooley says she has been bullied and told to kill herself following media coverage of her story. It started when Wooley's teacher assigned a quiz at Katy, Texas's West Memorial Junior High School asking students to label statements as "fact, assertion, or opinion." Statements included "America is the most free country on Earth," and "there is a God." Jordan labeled the latter as "fact,' and her teacher told her to mark...
  • Threatened with lawsuit, Wisconsin district cancels reading of book about transgender girl

    11/28/2015 11:37:57 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 34 replies
    680News ^ | Nov. 28, 2015 | AP
    <p>MOUNT HOREB, Wis. - A southern Wisconsin elementary school cancelled a planned reading of a children's book about a transgender girl after a group threatened to sue.</p> <p>The Mount Horeb Area School District released a statement Wednesday saying it will not proceed with its planned reading of the book "I am Jazz," the Capital Times reported. The district said it would give the Board of Education the opportunity to address a situation, for which the district has no current policy.</p>
  • Outrage as pupils given ISIS and al-Qaida propaganda as homework

    11/28/2015 7:06:19 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 33 replies
    Daily Star ^ | Nov. 27, 2015 | David Trayner
    Pupils as young as 14 were handed twisted propaganda praising a terrorist attack - containing a quote about victims' bodies "flying like dust particles" - and encouraging readers to sign up to ISIS. The "assignment" - which came days after the horrific Paris attacks - asked pupils to analyse the passages and identify the subject, occasion, audience, purpose and speaker. An investigation has been launched after parents complained about the controversial task. The first passage was from a blog entry from an ISIS recruiter's website. It describes with different kinds of women needed to the so-called caliphate - such as...
  • Battle breaks out over Wisconsin bill to keep boys out of girls restrooms

    11/24/2015 5:27:35 AM PST · by wagglebee · 61 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/23/15 | Dustin Siggins
    MADISON, Wisconsin, November 23, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – A bill to stop transgender students from using restrooms and other facilities of the opposite sex faced a contentious, hours-long hearing on Thursday. But a spokesperson for the bill's sponsor in the state Senate says it is designed to protect children, and that the bill accounts for the struggles of transgender teenagers. And a state activist told LifeSiteNews that "this bill is a reasonable response to a complex problem." "It's clearly not an easy issue for public schools to deal with," said Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Action, who e-mailed LifeSiteNews during the...
  • Teacher: No Legos for Boys

    11/22/2015 10:28:35 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 71 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 11/20/2015 | Staff
    A Bainbridge Island teacher is giving a lesson that has parents on edge. The lesson plan: Boys can't play with Legos. The Bainbridge Island Review reports that Karen Keller, a kindergarten teacher at Blakely Elementary, is tackling the issue of gender equity by not allowing the boys in her class to play with Legos. The Lego-restricted lesson plan doesn't make a whole lot of sense for KIRO Radio's Dori Monson. "If I was a parent of a boy in that class, I'd get them out of there ... we've gone insane in our public schools," he said. "This Bainbridge Island...
  • Parents Speak Out After Teacher Presents Song About Islam To Seventh-Graders

    11/19/2015 8:23:33 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 54 replies
    CBS LA ^ | 11/17/15
    Amid heightened fears over terrorism, an Orange County teacher has found herself in trouble after ordering her class to sing a song about Islam. The teacher says she was trying to teach her seventh-grade class about the religion of Islam by using a catchy tune. Using the melody of the song “This Is My Fight Song,” the teacher applied custom lyrics, such as: “Like a sandstorm in the desert, sending camels into motion, like how a single faith can make a heart open, they might only have one god, but they can make an explosion.” The song was then presented...
  • Why the leftists propagandized that Texas homeschool case will scare you to death

    11/17/2015 12:18:03 PM PST · by Sopater · 15 replies
    The American Vision ^ | 11/16/15 | Dr. Joel McDurmon
    Homeschoolers, you need to read this. Last week I posted the true story behind the media lies about the El Paso Independent School District’s attack on the McIntyre homeschool family. Now I realize why they were doing so, and the legal implications are actually quite frightening. What it boils down to is an attempt by the left to get courts to allow the school district officials to have immunity from lawsuits when they break the law harassing and persecuting homeschoolers. If this can be achieved in Texas, it could set a precedent for this type of harassment nationwide. The case...
  • The astonishing amount of data being collected about your children

    11/13/2015 4:02:02 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 23 replies
    washington post ^ | November 12 | Valerie Strauss
    <p>Parental concerns about student privacy have been rising in recent years amid the growing use by schools, school districts and states use technology to collect mountains of detailed information on students. Last year, a controversial $100 million STUDENT DATA COLLECTION project funded by the GATES FOUNDATION and operated by a specially created nonprofit organization called inBloom was forced to shut down because of these concerns, an episode that served as a warning to parents about just how much information about their children is being shared without their knowledge.</p>
  • Title IX Strikes Again: The Girls' Locker Room Can't Be Just For Girls Any More

    11/12/2015 3:17:41 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 12, 2015 | George Leef
    Those of us who oppose the expansion of governmental controls often get the retort, "You’re just using a slippery slope argument; the bad consequences you foresee are extremely unlikely to happen." Ah, but predicted bad consequences often do happen. As evidence, I offer the following instance. In 2013, a student in Palatine Township High School (Illinois) complained about sexual discrimination to the federal Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The allegedly illegal "discrimination" suffered was because the school refused to allow the student, a male who “identifies” as a female, to use the girls' locker room. The applicable...
  • Distribution of any religious material banned from Bledsoe County Schools (TN; especially Bibles)

    11/12/2015 7:14:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    WRCB, NBC 3, Chattanooga ^ | Nov 11, 2015 11:17 PM EST | Natalie Potts
    The separation of church and state is an issue that has been discussed in our country for hundreds of years. Gideon Bibles have been made available in Bledsoe county schools for years. Residents say a recent complaint put a halt to the deliveries in school libraries. Gideon places free Bibles in hotel rooms, fire halls, army bases and hospitals. The non-profit group also visits prisons to spread the word of the New Testament worldwide. The big question circulating the Tennessee Valley is whether or not the New Testament Bible should be offered up to 5th grade students or not. Gideon...
  • School to homeschoolers: Sign up or face criminal charges [Proverbs 22]

    11/12/2015 10:26:49 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 59 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/12/2015 | Bob Unruh
    A number of homeschool parents in Florida have been ordered by a public school district to register their children in classes within three days or face “criminal prosecution” under state law. A meeting within the next week likely will determine whether school officials will face a lawsuit in response to the threat. The issue is being addressed by the Home School Legal Defense Association, which said its members in the Santa Rosa County School District received letters demanding information that parents are not required to provide under state law. The information included Social Security number, race and grade level. The...
  • THIS HILARIOUS SHORT FILM MOCKING SOCIAL JUSTICE IN SCHOOLS IS GOING VIRAL

    11/10/2015 2:28:22 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/09/2015 | Will Ross
    Modern Educayshun, a short film by Neel Kolhatkar, is a hilarious take on social justice and Oppression Olympics culture, and we urge you to watch it. It’s the followup to his short film #Equality, which enjoyed over a million views and has been making the rounds all year on social media since it was released in January. Neel Kolhatkar is an emerging talent in Australia. We like him!