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  • NJ teacher tells students to ‘speak American,’ ignites debate

    10/16/2017 5:05:24 PM PDT · by blueyon · 25 replies
    PIX11 ^ | 10/13/17 | Christie Duffy
    CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. — A 25-second video clip recorded inside a classroom at Cliffside Park High School is being shared on social media and it has started a debate. “…men and women are fighting. They are not fighting for your right to speak Spanish. They are fighting for your right to speak American,” a teacher can be heard saying to her class. Students in Cliffside Park, a diverse community with a large number of Spanish-speaking students, immediately reacted to the comment. One even walked out. "You're being racist," that student can be heard saying on the video. "I know how...
  • Parents Are Apalled As Miami Cheerleaders STRUT Onto Field (Video)

    10/14/2017 4:29:12 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 105 replies
    Rank Politics ^ | 10/14/2017 | Casandra Chesser
    High school football games are typically considered to be good entertainment for the entire family. Maybe an older sibling is playing, so parents come with their younger children to watch them play and have fun all together. So given that high school football games are typically family events, it’s not surprising that parents were outraged when they saw what these cheerleaders were wearing. A video uploaded to FlyHeight shows cheerleaders performing in outfits that appear to be closer to lingerie than to cheerleading uniforms. Each cheerleader, believed to be from a high school in Miami, holds a bag and a...
  • Mom who sent kids to school in neighboring town owes $39K in tuition

    10/13/2017 4:10:17 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 48 replies
    MONMOUTH COUNTY -- A Keansburg mother owes the Middletown board of education more than $39,000 after she was caught sending her children to school there more than a year after moving out of town. The ruling, made by an administrative law judge in August, was upheld by the state Commissioner of Education last week. The family moved into an apartment in neighboring Keansburg in April 2016 because they were facing eviction from the Middletown home they rented when it went into foreclosure.   The woman's two older sons legally finished the school year in Middletown. Then, in the fall, her youngest boy started kindergarten in Middletown...
  • Oklahoma Student with Special Needs Beaten in High School Bathroom in Caught-on-Video Attack

    10/11/2017 8:12:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    KTLA 5 ^ | October 11, 2017 | KTLA
    Oklahoma police are investigating after a student was apparently attacked inside a bathroom at his high school in Edmond last week in a beating that was captured on cellphone video. The incident occurred on Oct. 4 inside the restroom at Edmond Memorial High School, KTLA sister station KFOR in Oklahoma City reported Tuesday. The victim was punched several times without fighting back, and now his parents are pressing charges, according to investigators. “One of the students with special needs was being repeatedly punched in one of the bathrooms that day,” Jennifer Wagnon, with the Edmond Police Department, told KFOR.
  • Dad: First, my son got a quiz about ‘shooting’ Trump. Now he is facing death threats

    10/11/2017 12:52:43 PM PDT · by metmom · 28 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Oct 10, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    A teenage supporter of President Trump is facing violent threats after he showed his father a copy of a classroom quiz that referenced shooting the president. The quiz was administered during an English class at Wyoming’s Jackson Hole High School. The full question read: "Napoleon has the gun fired for a new occasion. What is the new occasion?" He was shooting at Trump His birthday For completion of the windmill To scare off the attackers of Animal Farm. The online quiz was based on George Orwell's novel, "Animal Farm," according to parent Jim McCollum. He was a guest Monday on...
  • Georgia mom upset about sexual 'identity definitions' quiz at school

    10/11/2017 7:26:50 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/09/2017 | na
    The DeKalb County School District in Georgia is facing backlash after a “sexual identity” assignment was given to the sixth graders of Lithonia Middle School. The middle school’s health teacher assigned a quiz that defined 10 “sexual identity” terms, such as gay, lesbian, and transgender. The quiz required the sixth graders to identify and differentiate between various sexual orientations and identities, FOX 5 Atlanta reported. One mother, Octavia Parks, was particularly shocked when her 12-year-old daughter came home with the assignment. "Why are they teaching that in school?” Parks said. “What does that have to do with life?" Parks felt...
  • Racial identity policies are ruining Edina's fabled schools

    10/10/2017 3:26:06 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 34 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 10/9/2017
    Instead of striving for academic excellence, jackboot methods are being used to force students to think "correctly" on social issues.  For years, the Edina Public Schools (EPS) have been one of the brightest stars in the firmament of Minnesota public education. Parents who moved to the affluent Twin Cities suburb gladly paid a hefty premium for a house, because it meant their kids could attend the district’s top-notch schools. But today, test scores are sinking in Edina’s fabled schools. One in five Edina High School students can’t read at grade level and one in three can’t do grade-level math. These...
  • North Tonawanda law punishes parents to help prevent bullying

    10/09/2017 8:10:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    wivb ^ | October 9, 2017 | Shannon Smith, News 4 Reporter
    NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Parents in North Tonawanda could end up behind bars if their child is found bullying others. The North Tonawanda Common Council hopes the new law will help end bullying by holding parents accountable for their children’s actions. If a child is caught bullying, or attacking another student, their parent will pay the fine or do the time, according to a law unanimously passed by the North Tonawanda Common Council last week. The parent could spend up to 15 days in jail, pay $250 or both.
  • Texas students told ‘It's the law' to stand for Pledge of Allegiance

    10/08/2017 4:18:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    kiro7 ^ | September 26, 2017 | Bob D Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
    MIDLAND, Texas - A presentation telling students that they have to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance because it's the law has caused controversy at a Texas high school, the Houston Chronicle reported. Juniors and seniors at Midland High School were given a presentation on the Pledge of Allegiance earlier this month, with a slide saying it's the law to stand during the pledge and stay silent during the moment of silence, KOSA reported. “It's basically a law,” Seth Ortega told KOSA. “We need to stand to respect our country, and those who died.” A 1943 Supreme Court ruling in...
  • Judson HS student kicked out of class for sitting during Pledge of Allegiance

    10/08/2017 3:12:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    ksat ^ | October 5, 2017 | Jessie Degollado - Reporter
    CONVERSE, Texas - A Judson High School student said his teacher is challenging his silent protest to sit out the Pledge of Allegiance. At only 15 years old, Christian Powell may not be like others his age. More News Headlines Can high schools stop students from kneeling during national anthem?… Diocese warns students: Don't kneel during national anthem Congresswoman kneels on House floor to protest Trump's criticism of NFL “I watch a lot of news so I’m aware of what’s going on today,” he said. The NFL player protest over police shootings of African-Americans, the riot in Charlottesville and the...
  • 6-year-old admonished for taking a knee during Pledge of Allegiance at Florida school

    10/08/2017 2:59:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    abc ^ | September 29, 2017 | BARBARA SCHMITT
    The mother of a 6-year-old Florida boy who took a knee during the Pledge of Allegiance on Monday morning criticized the way the school handled the incident. Eugenia McDowell told ABC News that her son knelt down during the daily pledge to the flag at Wiregrass Elementary School in Wesley Chapel, Florida. The incident occurred after a weekend of demonstrations across the NFL in which many players, owners, and teams engaged in peaceful protests by sitting, kneeling or locking arms during the national anthem.
  • Substitute teacher takes knee for Pledge of Allegiance, shares political views with elementary kids

    10/08/2017 2:41:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    blaze ^ | October 5, 2017 | Dave Urbanski
    What happened? * A substitute teacher took a knee during the Pledge of Allegiance at Russell Street Elementary School in Littleton, Massachusetts, last Thursday morning, WBZ-TV reported. * After her mimicry of recent NFL player protests, the teacher then spoke to students at the public school about her political views, the station said. * The school consists of students from grades 3 through 5, WCVB-TV reported.
  • Texas Senior Sues After Being Suspended for Not Standing for Pledge

    10/08/2017 2:30:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 8, 2017 | Lana Shadwick
    A Texas high school student filed a lawsuit against her school district after and her principal she was suspended for sitting during the pledge of allegiance. Seventeen-year-old India Landry says, “I don’t think that the flag is what it says it is for, for liberty, and for justice and all that. It’s not obviously what’s going on in America today.”
  • 'I was extremely shocked and excited': Transgender teen kicked out of Christian school over his...

    10/08/2017 1:03:28 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | October 8, 2017 | Regina F. Graham For Dailymail.com and Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: 'I was extremely shocked and excited': Transgender teen kicked out of Christian school over his gender identity is voted homecoming king at his new high school A transgender Maine teen who said he was kicked out of his former high school for his gender identity has been named homecoming king at his new school. Stiles Zuchlag was announced as king Friday evening during halftime at Noble High School's homecoming football game. 'My heart kind of dropped I was extremely shocked and excited I felt like crying - it was the most surreal thing that's ever happened to me...
  • Teacher fired for telling kids to keep quiet or someone will shoot us, sues to get job back

    10/07/2017 3:07:32 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 7, 2017 | By Alex Taylor and Julia Marsh
    A Queens public-school teacher — fired for warning his fifth graders to “quiet down or someone will come in and shoot us” and showing up late or skipping school 76 times in two years — is suing for his job back. At PS 101 in Flushing in January 2014, he told students to “put your f–king hands down” before warning, “If you guys do not quiet down then someone will come in and shoot us,” according to departmental charges. Tefler — wearing an American-flag thong — told a Post reporter in the hallway of his apartment building, “Not today, I’m...
  • Pensare Oltre invites Bruce Deitrick Price to speak in Italy

    10/06/2017 2:43:10 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 11 replies
    http://educationimproved.blogspot.com ^ | October 2, 2017 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Our Education Establishment, no matter how many millions of children end up illiterate, is able to suppress debate and elude public outrage. Critics are typically ignored. After all, if they disagree with the Education Establishment, they must be wrong. “So it was a strange surprise,” Bruce Price explains, “ when education reformers in Italy contacted me for help in their fight against sight-words in public schools. Must be a mistake, I thought. American experts constantly stress that a phonetic language would never need sight-words. Oh, they wail, if only English were perfectly phonetic like Italian!! Here’s a...
  • Marine and Pastor Kicked 2 Players Off High School Football Team Over Anthem Protes

    10/05/2017 10:52:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | October 6, 2017 | E.T. Williams
    Marine and Pastor Kicked 2 Players Off High School Football Team Over Anthem Protes
  • Toilet paper returned to Jacksonville school bathrooms after Action News Jax story

    10/05/2017 4:11:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    action news jax ^ | September 29, 2017 | Jenna Bourne, Action News Jax
    A Jacksonville elementary school has returned toilet paper to its bathrooms after an Action News Jax story aired Friday evening. Carter G. Woodson Elementary School had been refusing to put toilet paper in the stalls there Instead, parents told Action News Jax, teachers at the Magnolia Gardens neighborhood school were handing wads of toilet paper to individual students, as needed. Half an hour after Action News Jax’s story aired, Duval County Public Schools spokesperson Laureen Ricks called the newsroom to say toilet paper has now been returned to the stalls.
  • Teacher to Counter Christmas With Satanic Display in Boca Raton

    10/02/2017 10:54:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | October 2 2017 | Moonbattery
    We must be getting close to the endgame. The moonbats who dominate education are becoming forthright about their agenda. From Florida: Boca Raton is going to let a teacher put up a 6-foot-tall pentagram, painted blood red, with a wooden image of the holy [sic] symbol of Satan in the middle of it. The teacher is Preston Smith of Boca Raton Community Middle School, a public school. City officials say they have to allow his deliberately offensive display or get sued. It will be in Boca Raton’s Sanborn Square, on Federal Highway, just in time for the holidays. A giant...
  • Snowflake Teacher Tells Parents And Kids To Call Her Nongendering Pronouns Like “They & Them

    10/02/2017 6:05:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | September 29, 2017 | E.T. Williams
    Snowflake Teacher Tells Parents And Kids To Call Her Nongendering Pronouns Like “They & Them