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  • SF School Adds Gender-Neutral Kindergarten Bathrooms

    09/03/2015 4:59:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 9/3/15 | William Bigelow
    The first San Francisco elementary school to make bathrooms gender neutral has proudly removed the circles, triangles, and stick figure signs from the kindergarten and first-grade bathrooms that delineate the differences between the sexes.Principal Sam Bass of Miraloma Elementary said the change at the beginning of the school year was prompted by the needs of six to eight students who are outside calling themselves simply boys or girls, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Bathrooms for children older than first grade will be altered in coming years, even outside bathrooms that have multiple stalls.Bass told the Chronicle, “There’s no need...
  • A transgender teen used the girls’ locker room. Now the community is up in arms.

    09/02/2015 6:09:42 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 99 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 09/02/2015 | Michael E. Miller
    When Caitlyn Jenner took to television in April to announce she was transgender, messages of support poured in from across the country. She was featured on the cover of Vanity Fair and received an ESPY award for courage. But even as Jenner starred in a reality TV docu-series about her transition, a deeper question remained. If Jenner weren’t already a rich celebrity, would she have received the same support? How would other, less famous transgender Americans be treated? On Monday morning, a small town in Missouri provided an answer. For two hours, approximately 150 students stood in front of Hillsboro...
  • Quebec begins mandatory sex ed teaching 5-year-olds about masturbation, genitalia, and homosexuality

    09/01/2015 6:18:15 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 37 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/31/15 | Pete Baklinski
    QUEBEC, August 31, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - Quebec’s Ministry of Education is rolling out a new pilot program for mandatory sex education this year that teaches 5-year-old children about male and female genitalia, how conception happens, and “different types of families.” The Ministry is refusing to allow parents to opt children out. “For the moment, no exemptions are planned,” Ministry of Education spokesperson Pascal Ouellet told The Canadian Press. An information pamphlet created by the Ministry for parents details what the Ministry considers “appropriate” material for children based on “age and level of development.” But what the government thinks is appropriate...
  • Walter Williams: Why Home Schooling?

    08/31/2015 2:53:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 84 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 2, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    Many public primary and secondary schools are dangerous places. The Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics show that in 2012, there were about 749,200 violent assaults on students. In the 2011-12 academic year, there were a record 209,800 primary- and secondary-school teachers who reported being physically attacked by a student. Nationally, an average of 1,175 teachers and staff were physically attacked, including being knocked out, each day of that school year. In Baltimore, each school day in 2010, an average of four teachers and staff were assaulted. Each year, roughly...
  • School Reportedly Bans Superhero Lunchboxes Because Superheroes Are Too ‘Violent’ [Wonder Woman]

    08/30/2015 9:00:00 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | August 30, 2015 | KATHERINE TIMPF
    School Reportedly Bans Superhero Lunchboxes Because Superheroes Are Too ‘Violent’ by KATHERINE TIMPF August 28, 2015 There was no actual violence on the offending lunchbox. A little girl named Laura was reportedly sent home from school with a note informing her parents that she could no longer bring her lunchbox to school because it had a picture of Wonder Woman on it and was therefore too violent. Note: There was absolutely no actual violence displayed on the lunchbox — just a picture of Wonder Woman holding the Lasso of Truth. But apparently, even that image is just too graphic to...
  • Hernando fourth-grader speaks out against new FSA testing VIDEO

    08/30/2015 10:39:28 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 25 replies
    baynews9 ^ | Ferdinand Zogbaum
    BROOKSVILLE -- http://www.newsiosity.com/videos/society/4th-grader-voices-concerns-over-testing-school-board-video A Brooksville Elementary student isn't happy with the new statewide testing in schools, and she's making her opinion known. Sydney Smoot, 9, spoke Tuesday in front of the Hernando County School Board. She told school leaders that she's not happy with the new Florida Standards Assessments. "I do not feel that all this FSA testing is accurate to tell how successful I am," she said in her speech. WATCH: Sydney Smoot speaks out against standardized testing The fourth-grader says the testing causes way too much anxiety for students. "I just don't think it's fair because one test...
  • Feds Tell Teachers To Push Renewable Energy in Class -- Kids Can ‘Save the Planet’

    08/25/2015 9:03:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 8/24/2015 | Penny Starr
    Teachers heading back to the classroom will be adding renewable energy to the curriculum to mold future “energy leaders to save the planet,” thanks to a summer training program run by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Smithsonian Science Education Academies for Teachers. “By teaching the teacher, events like this one make a powerful impact on public understanding of America’s energy needs,” states a back-to-school announcement [1]posted on the DOE website earlier this month. “This year’s academy has just graduated a pool of motivated teachers, ready to arm the next generation of energy leaders to save the planet!” said...
  • Parents outraged.. every student... MUST skip classes to watch a documentary about gay parenting

    08/25/2015 2:13:35 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 20 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 26th August 2015 | Leesa Smith
    The compulsory attendance for every student at a girl's high school to watch a gay parenting documentary instead of their scheduled classes has made the parents see red. As part of Wear it Purple day, all 1200 students at Burwood Girls High School, in Sydney's inner west, are required to watch a special screening of Gayby Baby during third and fourth periods this Friday, The Daily Telegraph reported. After the movie, the girls are encouraged to show off their purple outfits at a fashion parade under a rainbow flag, with the opportunity to win a prize for the most purple...
  • Oscar winner Julianne Moore leads campaign to change the name of her high school which honors a slav

    08/25/2015 2:37:48 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 24, 2015 | By Christopher Brennan For Dailymail.com
    Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore is campaigning that her high school change its name away from a Confederate general. JEB Stuart High School in Fairfax, Virginia, was founded in 1959 and allegedly named in honor of the Civil War commander in apparent protest at the Supreme Court's decision to integrate schools. Moore and her high school friend-turned-producer Bruce Cohen are demanding that the school rename itself, and started a Change.org petition that had already amassed more than 28,000 signatures as of Monday night. The school formerly included the Confederate flag on its basketball court and in its school symbol. Moore said...
  • Students show up to school to find no room in classrooms

    08/25/2015 11:14:07 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 55 replies
    click2houston.com ^ | august 24, 2015 | jennifer bauer
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  • School band told to stop performing 'How Great Thou Art'

    08/24/2015 8:12:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    foxnews ^ | Aug. 21, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    There was no halftime show under the Friday night lights at Mississippi’s Brandon High School — the marching band had been benched. The band was ordered off the field because the Christian hymn “How Great Thou Art” was a part of their halftime show — in violation of a federal court order.“The Rankin County School Board and District Office are very saddened students will not be able to perform their halftime show they have worked so hard on this summer,” the district wrote in a statement to the Clarion Ledger newspaper. In 2013 a student sued the district over a...
  • HS Marching Band Barred From Playing Halftime Hymn...

    08/23/2015 3:42:49 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 67 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/22/15 | Dave Urbanski
    ...But Fans in Stands Have an Answer for That Ruling A Mississippi school district had just been through some serious gavel pounding from a federal judge — including a $7,500 fine — and didn’t want any more problems. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves gave Rankin County School District the word on July 10, saying it promoted Christianity during school hours after it agreed to stop. So Reeves fined the district $7,500 and again ordered it to stop sponsoring prayers at graduations, assemblies, athletic competitions and other school events, WLBT-TV reported. “That means administrators, teachers and staff of the Rankin County...
  • Mom Outraged to Find This Sticker on Her Son’s Textbook Addressing Abortion and Sex

    08/22/2015 5:34:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    BLAZE.com ^ | Aug. 21, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Suzanne Young, a mother and New York Times best-selling author of “young adult novels,” took to Twitter to protest the Gilbert Public School District’s decision to express its support of adoption over abortion and abstinence as the “most effective” way to prevent unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease. Take a look at the sticker: This. THIS is a sticker my son's public high school just forced all students to put in their science books: pic.twitter.com/MmVM1xu0Xf — Suzanne Young (@suzanne_young) August 19, 2015 The wording of the text falls in line with Arizona law on the matter: “In view of the...
  • Teacher Protests Union’s Planned Parenthood Donations, Fights for Ability to Donate to Pro-Life...

    08/21/2015 2:25:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | August 19, 2015 | Kate Scanlon
    FULL TITLE: Teacher Protests Union’s Planned Parenthood Donations, Fights for Ability to Donate to Pro-Life Charity A Pennsylvania teacher is suing the state’s largest teachers union, the Pennsylvania State Education Association, for preventing her from donating her nonmember fees to a pro-life charity. In an interview with The Daily Signal, Linda Misja, a teacher at Apollo-Ridge High School, said she has never paid for representation by the union, which she does not want. She said joining the union would violate her religious beliefs. Misja, a devout Catholic, objects to the union’s decision to donate to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest...
  • 1,300 teen girls as young as 13 got ‘contraceptive counseling’ in Seattle schools

    08/20/2015 10:35:27 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 37 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/20/15 | Father Mark Hodges
    SEATTLE, Washington, August 18, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Intrauterine devices, long-term arm implants, and the Pill are being passed out for the asking to girls as young as 13 in Seattle schools, without parental consent. In fact, the number of middle and high school girls in Seattle who got long-acting reversible contraceptives like IUDs doubled in the last year due to efforts of the school system. Because Washington State law allows minors access to birth control without parental permission, children as young as 12 can get IUDs implanted without parents' knowledge. The Seattle City Council received an update from the county...
  • Carol Everett Jan 2012 (Pro Life Speaker)

    08/19/2015 10:59:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Life Dynamics Inc/youtube ^ | Uploaded on Jan 18, 2012 | Life Dynamics Inc
    Carol had an abortion in 1973 shortly after the landmark decision for Roe v. Wade. Lured by the substantial income and driven by the subconscious desire to justify her own abortion decision, Carol spent 6 years selling abortions to other women in four abortion clinics in Dallas/Fort Worth. After 35,000 abortions, the death of one woman and surgery on 19 other patients, God brought Carol to a crossroads. Carol's life changed when she came to know the love and saving grace of Jesus Christ in 1983. Carol realized that her work was hurting women, not helping them. Answering God's call,...
  • Latest sex ed insanity has schoolchildren writing a porn movie

    08/12/2015 8:50:32 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 47 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/11/15 | Steve Weatherbe
    LONDON, August 8, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – A former beauty queen now working as a sexologist is turning heads in Britain after her just-aired TV special, Sex in Class, featured her leading a group of Lancashire teens in rewriting a script for a porn movie. For the program, Goedele Liekens went into homes as well as classrooms to talk sex with parents and their offspring. Liekens took 13 mid-teens, girls and boys, from Hollins Technology College, through a crash course in sex, with students at one point attempting to make art inspired by female reproductive organs. The TV special was intended to promote the idea...
  • Are Public Schools becoming Reeducation Camps?

    08/10/2015 6:49:36 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 38 replies
    pop.RantRave.com ^ | August 5, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    K-12 schools in the United States are characterized by three outstanding traits. First of all, there's less academic activity and achievement. The general thrust of the Education Establishment is to simplify the curriculum, strip away the harder content, keep discussions airy and empty, and in general to make classrooms focused on feelings rather than facts. Second, even as facts are not taught, specific opinions are taught again and again. Global warming is the fault of human activity. Gay marriage is hugely important. Islam is a fine thing and schools should have a section on this religion and only this religion....
  • Anti-abortion protesters picket near Huntsville elementary school on first day back to school

    08/07/2015 2:25:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    al.com ^ | August 05, 2015 | Anna Claire Vollers
    Some parents dropping kids off for their first day of school at the Academy for Academics and Arts in Huntsville were met with anti-abortion protesters outside the nearby Alabama Women's Center, which offers gynecological and birth control health care, and also provides abortions. The center is almost directly across Sparkman Drive from the school, which opened this year in the former Ed White Middle School building. Some concerned parents posted on social media about their frustration with anti-abortion protesters that were outside the Women's Center from about 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. in full view of the parents and children headed to...
  • Homeschooling In The City Part I

    08/06/2015 10:16:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2015 | Matthew Hennessey
    strong>Angela Wade’s children hadn’t reached school age yet, so she had given little thought to where, or how, they’d be educated. But from the moment she set foot in her local public school—to vote on Election Day—she knew that she wouldn’t be sending her kids there. It wasn’t that the academics weren’t up to snuff or that the Astoria, Queens, elementary school suffered from a bad reputation. But what she saw in the hallways and on the cafeteria walls surprised this former New York City public school teacher with an education degree from NYU. “There were licensed characters painted on...
  • Common Core: Phasing Western Culture Out of Education

    08/04/2015 2:15:33 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | Dec 16, 2012 | Mary Grabar
    (Dec 16, 2012) This week, left-wing outlets, like NPR’s quiz show, Wait, Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! and the Huffington Post, as well as the British Telegraph, expressed surprise and concern that the new national Common Core standards will destroy the love of literature. The leftist outlets focused on favorites like Catcher in the Rye and To Kill a Mockingbird, but couldn’t seem to connect this unconstitutional federalization of education with their favorite presidential candidate. They should also be concerned about what the recently released test questions reveal about what the feds want: happy workers for the State....
  • Officer in Kentucky sued over handcuffed kids

    08/04/2015 6:04:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    WWMT-TV ^ | 8/4/15
    The ACLU is getting involved after a sheriff's deputy in Kentucky was caught on camera handcuffing a child. Deputy: "You can do what we've asked you to, or you can suffer the consequences." Child: "Ow, that hurts." Deputy: "Now sit down in the chair like I've asked you to." The adult is School Resource Officer Kevin Sumner. You can see him placing handcuffs on the biceps of an eight-year-old boy.
  • Rhode Island mandates HPV vaccine for seventh-graders

    07/31/2015 6:54:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 50 replies
    turnto10.com ^ | Jul 29, 2015 | By Associated Press
    Seventh-graders in all public and private schools in Rhode Island are now required to get the HPV vaccine. Starting this fall, seventh-graders who do not get the vaccine will not be allowed to attend school unless their parents seek an exemption for medical or religious reasons, the Providence Journal reported Tuesday. Tricia Washburn, chief of the office of immunization for the Rhode Island Department of Health, said the Centers for Disease Control found no safety concerns with the vaccine. "The bottom line is that HPV is the most sexually transmitted disease in the U.S." she said. "We are interested in...
  • New York: Kindergarten teachers should call ‘transgender’ children by preferred gender

    07/28/2015 8:52:51 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 34 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/27/15 | Dustin Siggins & John Jalsevac
    SODUS, NY, July 27, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Boys or girls who suffer from gender dysphoria must be allowed to use the bathrooms and change rooms of the opposite sex if they wish to do so, according to new guidance from the New York State Department of Education (NYDE).The document also clarifies that while schools can make “unisex” facilities available to such students, such facilities “should never be forced upon students, nor presented as the only option." Furthermore, schools should generally accept any student's stated preferred gender without question.The advice is just one of the more controversial sections of the document,...
  • Banned Parenthood? Pro-lifers say video scandal should get abortion provider expelled from public..

    07/26/2015 9:49:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | July 26, 2015 | Perry Chiaramonte
    FULL TITLE: Banned Parenthood? Pro-lifers say video scandal should get abortion provider expelled from public schools The hidden camera scandal engulfing Planned Parenthood should be enough to get the organization kicked out of public schools, where it is the nation's leading provider of sex ed lessons, say pro-life groups that have long suspected the nonprofit of steering youngsters toward its abortion services. The national organization is reeling after a group called the Center for Medical Progress released a second video showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing prices for tissue from aborted fetuses. The cringe-inducing videos have prompted calls from some Republicans...
  • [IA] Parents outraged after middle schoolers attend LGBTQ sex conference

    07/25/2015 6:09:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 57 replies
    EAG News ^ | 7/24/15 | Victor Skinner
    “Concerned Citizens” are petitioning Iowa’s Humboldt School District to prevent students from attending the Iowa Safe Schools conference after realizing it’s more about gay sex than bullying.The group of concerned parents and citizens in Humboldt believe it’s “a gross misuse of taxpayer money” to send students to the conference after several came home disturbed by the graphic, profanity-laced presentations delivered at the event in Altoona this April, WHO TV reports.The “Iowa Governors Conference on LGBTQ Youth” April 3 was billed as an anti-bullying summit aimed at fostering understanding and acceptance of LGBTQ youth, but when they arrived they soon learned...
  • S-1177: Common Core Will Be Imposed on Private Schools That Get Fed Funds

    07/20/2015 4:00:45 PM PDT · by all the best · 19 replies
    Senate bill 1177 is a bipartisan measure to federalize education, all in the name of preserving local control. It will be imposed on charter schools and all private schools that accept a nickel of aid. As I said 30 years ago, “If you take the government’s nickel, you also take its noose.” S-1177 is about to pass. Here is a warning: Protecting our children from increasing oppressions and loss of freedoms will require not allowing federal S.1177 to pass. The name of S.1177, which now sits in the Senate on Capitol Hill, is also: “The Every Child Achieves Act of...
  • Don't Give Obama More Power Over Schools

    07/07/2015 9:20:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2015 | Phyllis Schlafly
    After spending most of June giving President Obama new authority to negotiate trade deals with low-wage countries in Asia, congressional Republicans are now poised to spend July giving Obama new authority over education in America's public schools. This is a big disappointment for those of us who worked hard to elect a Republican Congress last November. We expected the new Congress to take power back from the president, not give him more. For the past 50 years, the engine of federal control over local schools has been Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. It...
  • Girls should receive contraceptive implants in school before they become sexually active

    07/06/2015 8:49:50 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 28 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/3/15 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    AUCKLAND, NZ, July 3, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Every girl in New Zealand will be put on long-acting reversible contraceptive drugs, delivered through implants or patches, before they become sexually active, if a group of health researchers at New Zealand's Otago University gets its way. "I would imagine, off the top of my head, that it would happen a bit like vaccinations happen," Neil Pickering, a senior bioethics lecturer at the university, told Radio New Zealand report. “It would be a routine thing, and being done through schools would be an obvious way.”Helen Paterson, of the University of Otago's department of women's and...
  • Seattle Schools to 6th Graders: No Soda For You, But Here's An IUD

    07/03/2015 7:15:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    From mandates about what food children can eat to draconian attendance policies, it’s becoming increasingly clear that parental rights do not exist when you send your child to public school, as The Blaze’s Matt Walsh has argued before. But in Seattle, it’s even worse. In at least 13 public schools in the area, where kids are banned from even having soda or candy, middle and high school-aged girls can get a taxpayer-funded IUD without their parents’ consent. CNS News reports: [Long-acting reversible contraceptives] are associated with serious side effects, such as uterine perforation and infection. IUDs, specifically, can also act as abortifacients by...
  • Justice Dept.: Transgender students can use bathrooms that match their gender identity

    07/01/2015 2:40:35 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 99 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | june 30, 2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The Department of Justice argued in a brief to a federal court on Monday that transgender high school students should be able to use school restrooms that match up with their gender identity, and can't be forced by the school to use the restroom that matches up with their physical characteristics. It's the first time the federal government has tried to make the case for this transgender right in a courtroom. Justice's Civil Rights Division filed the brief on behalf of Gavin Grimm, a Virginia high school student who identifies as a boy, even though Grimm was born female. "He...
  • Schools Implant IUDs in Girls as Young as 6th Grade Without Their Parents Knowing

    07/02/2015 3:51:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | July 2, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT, REBECCA DOWNS
    Earlier this month, LifeNews.com reported on a high school in Seattle, Washington that is now implanting intrauterine devices (IUD), as well as other forms of birth control and doing so without parental knowledge or permission.The IUD is known as a long acting reversible contraception, and may even act as an abortifacient. So, a young teen in Seattle canÂ’t get a coke at her high school, but she can have a device implanted into her uterus, which can unknowingly kill her unborn child immediately after conception. Or, if she uses another method, she can increase her chances of health risks for...
  • Seattle 6th Graders Can’t Get a Coke at School, But Can Get an IUD

    07/02/2015 2:07:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Kathleen Brown
    (CNSNews.com) -- Middle and high school students can’t get a Coca-Cola or a candy bar at 13 Seattle public schools, but they can get a taxpayer-funded intrauterine device (IUD) implanted without their parents’ consent. School-based health clinics in at least 13 Seattle-area public high schools and middle schools offer long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), including IUDs and hormonal implants, to students in sixth-grade and above at no cost, according to Washington State officials. LARCs are associated with serious side effects, such as uterine perforation and infection. IUDs, specifically, can also act as abortifacients by preventing the implantation of a fertilized egg....
  • Pro-life campaign outside NEA convention over abortion

    07/02/2015 12:16:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    lifedynamics.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | life dynamics
    Today, dozens of concerned pro-lifers in Orlando, Florida are conducting an awareness campaign outside the NEA Teacher’s Union Convention to expose their support of abortion. According to Bob Pawson, director of Pro-Life Educators of America, who heads up the annual campaign, pro-Life teachers, parents, and students from the greater Orlando area hope to educate the 10,000 delegates about the NEA’s stand on abortion as they arrive for the National Education Association’s annual convention in Orlando. “This demonstration is somewhat unique,” said Pawson. “Usually, NEA itself does the picketing— presenting demands in front of schools or school board buildings in towns...
  • FAIL - Americans Don't Know Why We Celebrate 4th of July!

    07/01/2015 7:06:04 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Youtube ^ | 07/01/15 | Mark Dice
    Media analyst Mark Dice asks beachgoers in San Diego, California some basic questions about America's 4th of July Independence Day celebration and their answers are quite disturbing.
  • Illinois teacher fired from school after stepping on American flag in class, report says

    07/01/2015 7:31:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 1, 2015
    An Illinois school board reportedly fired the teacher who stepped on an American flag in class on May 15 at a local high school. The Mattoon Journal Gazette reports that the Martinsville school board voted unanimously Thursday to dismiss English teacher Jordan Parmenter, effective immediately. Parmenter, 26, told the paper Sunday he was present in the meeting, where he was addressed by the board and answered questions from all six of the board members. Parmenter didn’t speak further into the matter until he had a chance to speak with a union representative.
  • Parents, don’t be fooled: The sex-ed agenda is more sinister than you know

    06/30/2015 4:34:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | Jun 30, 2015 | Jonathon van Maren
    It's a rare, if not historic pushback—tens of thousands of people across the Canadian province of Ontario are announcing loudly that they oppose the new sex education curriculum proposed by the province’s premier, Kathleen Wynne. Large numbers of protestors have made their voices heard in front of Wynne's office, in front of the provincial legislature at Queen's Park, and at the offices of Members of Provincial Parliament across the province. Harking from every culture and ethnic group, the protestors are demanding one thing: Let kids be kids. The entire phenomenon is startling for a number of reasons. First of all,...
  • City ‘fixes’ grades for failing high school students ( NYC )

    06/29/2015 6:20:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 28, 2015 | Susan Edelman
    How do you fix a failing high school? Change the grades. Under pressure to boost student achievement, the state-designated “out of time” Automotive HS in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, has resorted to rigging Regents exam scores. The failing scores of five students who took the Regents in January were switched to passing scores of 65 or higher on their transcripts, the city Department of Education has confirmed. One junior saw his scores upped to pass two exams required for graduation — Living Environment (biology) and algebra — even though he had failed both classes. The student insisted he deserved a break on...
  • Vanity: Depart of Education temporarily changes Facebook profile to rainbow colored logo

    06/28/2015 6:55:10 PM PDT · by keats5 · 37 replies
    Facebook. com ^ | June 26, 2015 | keats5- vanity
  • Parents Force Teacher's Resignation After He Read Gay Marriage Book to Third-Grade Class

    06/25/2015 9:32:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/25/2015 | Samuel Smith
    A third-grade teacher and an assistant principal at a North Carolina elementary school have resigned after facing strong backlash over the teacher's decision to read a book about two gay princes falling in love and getting married aloud to his class without first seeking parental consent. In April, Omar Currie read the book King & King, a tale about two princes who get married, to his third grade class at Efland-Cheeks Elementary School after one of his students told him about how he was insulted by other kids in the class who called him gay. Currie told The Associated Press...
  • The border surge, a year later: Schools struggling with influx of unaccompanied minors

    06/24/2015 3:21:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | June 24, 2015 | By Bryan Llenas
    A year after the height of the so-called surge, a weeks-long period last summer when tens of thousands of Central American children crossed illegally into the United States, education experts say the federal government has left the burden of educating and caring for these children to cash-strapped public schools. Over the last year, teachers and administrators have been left to teach these kids English, even though some of them had never stepped foot inside of a classroom and many are in need of mental health counseling following their traumatic encounters with gang violence, sex trafficking or kidnapping in their native...
  • NC School District Okay With Gay Marriage Fairy Tale for Third Graders

    06/20/2015 12:04:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 19, 2015 | 12:57 PM EDT | Emily Richards
    A public school district in North Carolina is allowing the use of a controversial fairy tale about gay marriage to be read in its elementary schools despite widespread community opposition. Omar Currie, a former 3rd grade teacher at Efland-Cheeks Elementary School, read King & King—a book about two gay “princes” who fall in love and get married—to his third grade students in April after he said one student teased another by calling him “gay” in gym class. Currie resigned this week after the parents of three students filed written complaints to the school media review committee. Meg Goodhand, the assistant...
  • Houston district opens ‘Arabic Immersion School’ to create ‘global citizens’

    HOUSTON – About 130 Houston student will attend a new Arabic immersion school next year, where they will learn to speak Arabic as they learn “to be truly global citizens.” “With kids who learn Arabic, as a parent you’re going to set them up for success, as a teacher you’re going to challenge them to do the best they can, but that skill of learning Arabic and being fluent in it really can be life-changing for a Houston kid,” Kate Adams, the principal of Houston Independent School District’s Arabic Immersion Magnet School, told Houston Public Media. “In addition to the...
  • Teacher: I Don’t Teach Shakespeare Because He’s White

    06/15/2015 9:13:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 127 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/15/2015 | Blake Neff
    The Washington Post has published a guest article by a California teacher arguing that American high school students shouldn’t read Shakespeare because he’s a dead, white man. Dana Dusbiber, who teaches English in Sacramento, says she avoids Hamlet and all the rest because her minority students shouldn’t be expected to study a “a long-dead, British guy” (Dusbiber herself is white). And while Shakespeare is widely regarded as the premier writer of the English language, able to timelessly portray themes central to the human experience, Dusbiber says he only is regarded that way because “some white people” ordained it and he...
  • Mom blasts school: Educate my son!

    06/14/2015 2:52:22 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 47 replies
    nypost.com ^ | june 14, 2015 | susan edelman
    An outraged mom is pleading with her son’s Brooklyn high school: Please educate my child! Annette Renaud, PTA president at the Secondary School for Journalism in Park Slope, is furious that her son got grades of 85 to 95 on his class work but failed Regents exams in the same subjects. “He wasn’t educated,” she said. “He can’t compete with students at Millennium, Brooklyn Tech or Stuyvesant. It’s a joke.” She says conditions are bad at the school, with one teacher allegedly selling jewelry instead of holding lessons and another frying doughnuts and leaving to do his laundry. Just 17...
  • PA: Scores of teachers bow to Allah, celebrate Islam, visit local mosque to learn more about Islam

    06/13/2015 5:05:37 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 28 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 6/10/2015 | Pamela Geller
    Photo: Teachers took time off school to attend a Muslim prayer session, courtesy of the taxpayer. /Photo: Lebanon Daily News Key questions: –Where is the separation of mosque and state? –If special accommodation is going to be made for Islam, where are the days devoted to Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Sikhism, Mormonism, Bahai’ism, et al? –Is this not a violation of the establishment clause? Taxpayer dollars are being used to fund dawah (proselytizing for Islam). Why aren’t these teachers being given a seminar by Robert Spencer and Ibn Warraq about the jihadic doctrine and Islam’s 1,400 year history of jihadi wars,...
  • High School Implants IUDs in Teen Girls Without Their Parents’ Knowledge or Consent

    06/12/2015 7:00:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    life news ^ | Jun 12, 2015 | Rebecca Downs
    Over the years some high schools have tried to ban things like soda. And yet they are going in another direction. That schools are having questionable sex education programs and on-campus clinics isn’t enough anymore. One high school in Seattle is now implanting intrauterine devices (IUD), as well as other forms of birth control. The IUD is known as a long acting reversible contraception, and may even act as an abortifacient. So, a young teen in Seattle can’t get a coke at her high school, but she can have a device implanted into her uterus, which can unknowingly kill her...
  • 'New York City is lost. Totally.'

    06/11/2015 8:02:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/11/2015 | By Bruce Deitrick Price
    By Bruce Deitrick Price The following letter (sent via iPhone) is from Marilyn T., a teacher.  She has worked in the greater New York City area for many years and wants everyone to know how debased and crazy our classrooms have become.  She sums it up this way: “NYC is lost. Totally.” Every American should be keenly concerned about understanding and saving New York City, because your own city is probably using the same bad methods and heading toward the same level of failure.  The letter: Rather than choose what works in our schools, we are often using poorly designed programs in...
  • More school districts report chaos after ‘white privilege’ theory influences discipline rules

    SAN FRANCISCO – Last week we were stunned to learn that chaos has been the norm in the St. Paul, Minnesota school district, due to a student disciplinary policy that replaces suspensions with time-outs, counseling and other less punitive measures. We also learned that the controversial policy was influenced by the Pacific Educational Group (PEG), a radical San Francisco-based consulting firm that claims black students lag behind academically, and tend to have more disciplinary problems, because American K-12 education is designed to benefit white students – aka “white privilege.” Now it’s becoming obvious that several other large school districts around...
  • Judge Rules Second Version of New York Teachers’ Exam Is Also Racially Biased

    06/08/2015 4:52:52 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 45 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/5/2015
    A federal judge on Friday found that an exam for New York teaching candidates was racially discriminatory because it did not measure skills necessary to do the job, the latest step in a court battle over teacher qualifications that has spanned nearly 20 years. The exam, the second incarnation of the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test, called the LAST-2, was administered from 2004 through 2012 and was designed to test an applicant’s knowledge of liberal arts and science. But the test was found to fail minority teaching candidates at a higher rate than white candidates. According to Friday’s decision, written...