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  • Baltimore Co. Public Schools revises grading system, factoring out homework and behavior

    08/24/2016 9:39:22 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | AUGUST 22, 2016 | JOY LEPOLA
    Baltimore County Public Schools has adopted a new philosophy as the foundation for its grading system for the first time in 20 years. Many teachers just learned about the policy change when they returned to school last week. Under the new system, a student’s behavior is factored out of his or her grades. The school system also now recommends that teachers do not factor homework into overall grades or give students marks below 50%. Community Superintendent for Zone 2 George Roberts says low marks can damage a student's feeling of self-potential. “The power of the zero is extremely powerful and...
  • Former East Longmeadow High School athlete charged with sexually assaulting unconscious.....

    08/24/2016 9:40:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    masslive.com ^ | August 22, 2016 | Sean Teehan
    FULL TITLE: Former East Longmeadow High School athlete charged with sexually assaulting unconscious classmates sentenced to probation PALMER — A former East Longmeadow High School star athlete who was charged with sexually assaulting two unconscious classmates received two years probation in a decision out of Palmer District Court last week. "He can now look forward to a productive life without being burdened with the stigma of having to register as a sex offender," said attorney Thomas Rooke, who defended David Becker, 18, in court. "The goal of this sentence was not to impede this individual from graduating high school and...
  • New Mexico elementary teachers barred from calling students ‘boys and girls’

    08/22/2016 1:25:48 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 34 replies
    The Extract ^ | August 22, 2016
    According to recent reports, a New Mexico elementary school is causing a local stir with a new gender-inclusive policy some are calling unnecessary and “outlandish.” Carlos Rey Elementary School teachers recently received an advisory from officials indicating a notably liberal interpretation of the Albuquerque school district’s recent transgender bathroom policy. In addition to giving students the freedom to choose the facilities they find most accommodating, the Gender Identity Procedural Directive also lays out a stifling speech code for teachers to abide. Among the new requirements is a cessation of words like “boy” and “girl” in the classroom.
  • Video Confession: UNM Official Confirms that Aborted Baby Brains Were Dissected by High School...

    08/23/2016 5:40:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 47 replies
    Operation Rescue ^ | August 23, 2016 | Cheryl Sullenger
    FULL TITLE: Video Confession: UNM Official Confirms that Aborted Baby Brains Were Dissected by High School Students Albuquerque, NM — A new video interview has surfaced that confirms allegations made by the U.S. House Select Panel on Infant Lives, that staff from the University of New Mexico used brains of aborted babies for dissection by high school students at a summer camp. Dr. Paul Roth, chancellor of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and dean of the School of Medicine, was questioned by Marcie May after a UNM meeting where the disposition of human fetal remains was apparently...
  • Md. school district: Don’t tell parents of transgender males bunking with daughters on field trips

    08/23/2016 10:21:15 AM PDT · by PROCON · 54 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Aug. 23, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    A Maryland school district is instructing teachers and administrators not to tell parents if their daughters are bunking with male transgender students on overnight field trips. Bob Mosier, chief communications officer for the Anne Arundel County public school system, says in a training video on how to accommodate transgender students that privacy issues prevent the district from informing parents about such arrangements. “So, many of you might be asking yourselves, ‘So I’m at an overnight field trip, and I have student who’s biologically a male, identifies as a female, and we’ve worked with that student and her family, and that...
  • Mother Outraged as Angry Teacher Berates her Seven-year-old Daughter for Penning her Name in ....

    08/22/2016 3:12:22 PM PDT · by Cecily · 106 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | August 22, 2016 | Valerie Edwards
    A seven-year-old student was reprimanded for writing her name in cursive. Alyssa, who was only identified by her first name, turned in a homework assignment that focused on vowels. In return, her teacher wrote in red pen at the top of her lesson sheet: 'Stop writing your name in cursive. You have had several warnings.'
  • School District: Don't Call the Children "Boys & Girls"

    08/17/2016 7:23:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | August 16, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Teachers in Charlotte, North Carolina have been advised to stop calling the children “boys and girls,” according to a training presentation on transgender issues. Instead, the progressives who control Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools want teachers to identify the youngsters as either “students” or “scholars.” So what if a teacher has a student who is dumb as a rock? Would the child still be called a scholar? he transgender guidelines, which will go into effect later this month, range from the absurd to downright outrageous. For example, boys who identify as girls would be permitted to participate on overnight all-girl field trips. That’s...
  • Honors Students Forced to Repeat Grade for Opting Out of Common Core Tests; Parents Sue

    08/15/2016 11:58:03 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 18 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | August 15, 2016
    In Florida, a group of parents are suing state education officials for coercing their children to repeat third grade because they were opted out of government standardized testing. The Orlando Sentinel reports: "One Orange County plaintiff had a daughter who was on the honor roll, the suit said, but "is being retained in the third grade because of no FSA scores and because her teacher was not informed of the criteria for developing a student portfolio during the school year." State law allows students who fail the FSA to be promoted through a portfolio of class work, but the Florida...
  • Middle Schoolers Quizzed on Words 'Popo, Bling Bling, True Dat'

    08/12/2016 3:43:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 11, 2016 | 3:16 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Some middle school students in Georgia got a lesson in slang from the streets this week and some parents are not pleased. WSAV-TV is reporting a class at Godley Station School got quizzed on words like “punked,” “popo,” “true dat” and “bling bling.” A parent posted the quiz online and now many are questioning what arrived on the desks of some Savannah-Chatham students this week. Labeled as “Geography Jumpstart,” the instructions of the worksheet called for the middle school class to define words like “yo,” “dog,” “punked,” “popo,” “sportin’” and “bling-bling” based on the context of sentences provided. …
  • North Carolina School District Plans To Stop Labeling Students as 'Boys' And 'Girls'

    08/11/2016 10:12:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | August 9, 2016 | Sister Toldjah
    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg (North Carolina) School System had to temporarily put its HB2-defying transgender bathroom plan on hold due to a recent Supreme Court ruling. But the ruling hasn't stopped the slow roll-out of other controversial gender-related recommendations that it is set to make to the local school board on Tuesday night. Charlotte news station WSOC-TV reports:
  • Parents sue when third-grade honors students are not promoted to fourth grade

    08/13/2016 5:10:50 AM PDT · by detective · 102 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 12, 2016 | Valerie Strauss
    This belongs in the you-can’t-make-up-this-stuff category: In Florida (you knew it was Florida, didn’t you?), some third-graders — including honor students — are being forced to retake third grade because their parents decided to opt them out of the state’s mandated standardized reading test this past spring. An undetermined number of third-graders who refused to take the Florida Standards Assessment in reading have been barred from moving to fourth grade in some counties. A lawsuit filed by parents against state education officials as well as school boards in seven Florida counties says counties are interpreting the state’s third-grade retention law...
  • Evangelical mom fights Texas school district when told her transgender kindergartener...

    08/10/2016 1:22:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 97 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | August 10, 2016 | Regina F. Graham For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Evangelical mom fights Texas school district when told her transgender kindergartener will be barred from using the girls' bathroom A devout Christian mother in Texas is fighting for her transgender daughter's right to use the girls' bathroom when she starts kindergarten. Kai Shappley, 5, was born male, but has lived as a little girl for the last two years publicly. Kim Shappley told KHOU that she named her child Joseph Paul at birth, but changed the name after her child made it clear as to what gender she identified with early on. 'By age 3, she was verbalizing,...
  • Mom implores Pearland ISD board to change transgender policy (Trangendered kindergartner)

    08/10/2016 6:46:21 AM PDT · by SSS Two · 43 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, August 10, 2016 | Mike Snyder
    The mother of a transgender child told the Pearland school board Monday night that its policies create an intolerant atmosphere that promotes bullying and could endanger her daughter's life. "You are increasing the risk of suicide among these children," said Kimberly Shappley, whose daughter Kai in the fall will enroll in kindergarten in the Pearland Independent School District. The issue of bathroom accommodations for transgender students flared in this booming Houston suburb in May when the Pearland ISD superintendent, John Kelly, issued a statement decrying federal guidance that school districts should permit students to use bathrooms that conformed to their...
  • CMS recommends children not be called boys and girls

    08/07/2016 10:26:25 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    wsoctv.com ^ | 8/6/16 | Joe Bruno
    A CMS presentation to principals and counselors recommends kids are not referred to as boys and girls, but instead as scholars and students. DOCUMENT: CMS transgender student presentation Eliminating boy and girl references is one of several policies included in the CMS bully prevention regulations. One policy allows students to participate in extracurricular activities and overnight field trips based on their gender identity. A student who identifies as a girl would be allowed to participate in an "all-girl" overnight trip. Another policy says CMS must evaluate all gender-based activities and "maintain only those that have clear and sound pedagogical purpose."
  • Prince George's County Public Schools to Operate Satanist Youth Groups starting September, 2016

    08/05/2016 10:52:42 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 22 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | August 5, 2016
    Recently, a Satanist group called the "Satanic Temple" held a meeting in Salem, Massachusets, where they planned how to infiltrate public schools. At the meeting, the Satanists decided to form "After School Satan Clubs" to indoctrinate public school students into the Satanic worldview. Apparently, according to the Satanic Temple's website, several schools across the country have been offered to host these clubs, and it appears that the decision has already been made. One of the schools on the Satanic Temple's list is in Prince George's County, which borders Fairfax County. Bradbury Heights Elementary School, in Capitol Heights, Maryland, will operate...
  • 3 Tips for Dealing with After-School Satanist Kids Clubs

    08/01/2016 2:25:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    catholic.com ^ | August 1, 2016 | Trent Horn
    This fall members of the Satanic Temple will offer a series of clubs in U.S. public schools. The goal of these clubs, which cater to children as young as five, is to expose students to ideas about secularism and Satanism they may not have heard before. According to The Washington Post: [The Satanists] point out that Christian evangelical groups already have infiltrated the lives of America’s children through after-school religious programming in public schools, and they appear determined to give young students a choice: Jesus or Satan. “It’s critical that children understand that there are multiple perspectives on all issues,...
  • An After School Satan's Club Could Be Coming to your kid's Elementary School

    07/31/2016 3:39:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    msn ^ | January 31, 2016 | Katherine Stewart
    SALEM, Mass. —It’s a hot summer night, and leaders of the Satanic Temple have gathered in the crimson­-walled living room of a Victorian manse in this city renowned for its witch trials in the 17th century. They’re watching a sepia-toned video, in which children dance around a maypole, a spider crawls across a clown’s face and eerie, ambient chanting gives way to a backward, demonic voice-over. The group chuckles with approval.On Monday, the group plans to introduce its After School Satan Club to public elementary schools, including one in Prince George’s County, petitioning school officials to allow them to...
  • An After School Satan Club could be coming to your kid’s elementary school

    07/30/2016 8:04:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 30, 2016 at 4:21 PM | Katherine Stewart
    It’s a hot summer night, and leaders of the Satanic Temple have gathered in the crimson­-walled living room of a Victorian manse in this city renowned for its witch trials in the 17th century. They’re watching a sepia-toned video, in which children dance around a maypole, a spider crawls across a clown’s face and eerie, ambient chanting gives way to a backward, demonic voice-over. The group chuckles with approval. They’re here plotting to bring their wisdom to the nation’s public elementary school children. They point out that Christian evangelical groups already have infiltrated the lives of America’s children through after-school...
  • Clinton/Kaine Education Views Might Make You Rethink Public School

    07/29/2016 8:32:45 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 15 replies
    ConservativeReview.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Emmett McGroarty
    We know what Hillary Clinton wants for public K-12 education. She wants universal government preschool, despite the well-documented failure of government preschool to deliver even a fraction of what the Hillaryites promise. She wants federal “education SWAT teams” to “help” struggling schools (that idea creates interesting visuals). She wants more federal control over school discipline to enforce “school climates” of which she approves. And all education should be geared toward a sweeping, centralized, government-controlled system of workforce-development. The centerpiece of his proposals on education when he ran for governor was to install universal government preschool for all Virginia four-year-olds. We...
  • It’s the school’s fault I had sex with teen, teacher says

    07/28/2016 7:31:20 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 95 replies
    New York Post ^ | 7/27/2016 | David K. Li
    A substitute teacher accused of having sex with a student is blaming education officials for her illegal indiscretions — claiming they failed to stop her, and “allowed” the relationship to blossom.In a series of interviews with reporters in Iowa, 24-year-old Mary Beth Haglin admitted to having sex with a 17-year-old boy for much of the 2015-16 academic year — and accused Cedar Rapids Community School District of complicity. “These people all knew what was going on, and yet they turned a blind eye because they wanted to protect their school. They didn’t want it to get into the limelight,” Haglin...
  • City’s public schools join fight against ‘white power’

    07/24/2016 5:46:18 AM PDT · by milford421 · 65 replies
    NY POST ^ | 7/24/16 | Susan Edelman
    "On the last day of school, Principal Darlene Cameron of Star Academy-PS 63 in the East Village gave her small faculty a chart defining racist and non-racist institutions and asked them to think about where their school fits in. A non-racist institution, among other things, is conscious of and aims to wipe out a culture of “white power,” “white privilege” and “inherent white advantage.” “We fit into the category of white power and privilege!” a white teacher at the K-5 school told her colleagues." "The concept that whites enjoy everyday benefits simply because of their skin color has become the...
  • After school board ruling, new concerns about California’s LGBT education law

    07/16/2016 10:58:51 AM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 16 replies
    The Extract ^ | July 16, 2016
    Following the implementation of a first-of-its-kind law, California schools are now prepared to heavily inject history lessons with tales of gay activism. The law went into effect in 2012 and at the time of its passage made California the only state in the nation to regulate how LGBT figures are represented in public school curricula. Specific changes approved last week by the state education board include introducing and normalizing two-mother or two-father families to students as young as 7. In fourth grade, students will learn about outspoken gay L.A. politician Harvey Milk. The shoehorning of gay culture into existing history...
  • National PTA Calls for Federal Designation of LGBTQs as Protected Class

    07/11/2016 7:35:46 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 28 replies
    CNSnews ^ | 7/8/2016
    A resolution passed by The National PTA at its 2016 Annual Convention & Expo in Orlando last weekend calls for “explicit federal statutory protections” for gay and transgender individuals in addition to those that “currently address discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, [and] disability.” The National PTA supports “legislation that specifically recognizes LGBTQ as a protected group and addresses discrimination based upon sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression,” according to the resolution, which is entitled Recognition of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) Individuals as a Protected Class. A “protected class” is a group...
  • School Calls Police on 9-Year-Old for 'Racist' Remark, Called Snack 'Brownies'

    06/30/2016 2:41:11 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 69 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 06/29/16 | Trey Sanchez
    During an end-of-the-year class party at a New Jersey elementary school, a 9-year-old boy said something about brownies and was subsequently questioned by a police officer who was called by the school to investigate an incident of racism. It was another student that accused the boy of saying something "racist," but the boy's mother said he was talking about "snacks, not skin color," according to Philly.com. "He said they were talking about brownies. Who exactly did he offend?" the mother, Stacy dos Santos, asked incredulously. When the boy's father was contacted later in the day, he was informed that the...
  • A Teacher’s Aide & School CEO Were Asked About Common Core.

    06/25/2016 7:42:48 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 85 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | June 25,2016 | Y KAYLA BRANDON
    When Independent Journal Review asked Donald Hense, Chair and CEO of Friendship Public Charter Schools in D.C., if he felt that Common Core’s way of solving math problems is working, he said “give it time” :We’re no longer saying 2 + 2 = 4; it has taken some time and it’s going to take some time for teachers to become proficient.”et, I’ve met two teachers’ assistants, who make less than 12K a year, one who had been on the job for 20 years. Through tears, she said, “we were there to help these confused students after the lessons, with their...
  • This School Is Out Of Line! They Are Teaching Kids Islamic Faith, Not History Of The Religion

    06/18/2016 9:46:32 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 16 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-18-16 | Wayne Dupree
    What would you do if your child came home from school and showed you the papers of how they were being taught the Islamic faith? I'm not just talking about a history lesson, kids are being taught the Islamic faith by liberal educators and unless you as a concerned parent or community member say something, things only going to get worse. Liberals have worked so hard to get prayer taking out of the school and now this! Over the years, they have even stopped prayer groups from coming together to high schools and college universities because these administrations did not...
  • Louisiana Re-brands Common Core in Attempt to Dupe Citizens

    06/14/2016 2:22:35 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 6/13/2016 | Alex Newman
    State officials in Louisiana tried to deceive citizens last week by approving what amounts to, essentially, a glorified name change for the deeply unpopular Common Core education standards pushed by the Obama administration. Basically, policymakers re-branded the scheme as “Louisiana Standards,” while pretending that there had been some “revisions” to the widely loathed education-nationalization effort. However, according to experts and activists involved in the process, the politically toxic national education standards imposed on state governments with federal funding and pressure remain almost entirely intact in Louisiana, despite the new name. Similar scams by government officials have taken place in states...
  • Jesus is Out. LGBT is In. Welcome to America.

    06/13/2016 9:00:16 AM PDT · by rochester · 28 replies
    LifeZette ^ | June 11, 2015 | Deirdre Reilly
    A Bible-based 'lunch club' is blocked for students, yet gender identity groups get a free passby Deirdre Reilly In the Middleton-Cross Plains School District in Middleton, Wisconsin, kids who want to be a part of a GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) club have the full support of the district’s administrators. The weekly Jesus Lunch is a longstanding tradition in the community and is hugely popular. But if those kids or any other kids want to gather outside during school hours and have a “Jesus Lunch” — well, there’s a problem, folks. The district superintendent and other administrators recently blocked a group of...
  • School Rejects Teen's Gun-Toting, Flag-Waving Photo

    06/11/2016 5:30:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 11, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Joshua Bruner is a real-life Captain America. The 15-year-old country boy from Ringoes, New Jersey is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He’s a member of two state shooting teams and he serves as a United States Sea Cadet. Darcy Meys said her son wants to follow in his great-grandfather’s footsteps and enlist in the Marines. “Josh considers himself to be a patriot,” she told me. “He loves his country.” A few weeks ago Josh was given an assignment in a photography class at Hunterdon Central Regional High School. He had to take a self-portrait representing self-expression. So...
  • Criticism of Transgender Agenda Will Get Virginia Students Expelled

    06/10/2016 4:42:50 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 62 replies
    Youths in Fairfax County, Virginia, can now be disciplined and even expelled from school for criticizing the intrusive and aggressive transgender ideology. The transgender change in school regulations was imposed last night during a dramatic board meeting where only 12 pro-trans witnesses were invited to testify. The board members met on Thursday night only after being informed the night before that the discipline change would be considered. No opposing voices were allowed to be heard, parents were relegated to shouting opposition from the seats and some were ejected from the meeting.
  • School Kids Forced To ‘Play’ Migrants To ‘Better Understand’ Them

    06/10/2016 10:25:57 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/10/2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    In the name of integration a class of German children were put on an island and forced to role play at being “asylum seekers” with the intention of having them “better understand” migrants. On the island of Kaninchenwerder just outside the German city of Schwerin local students were told to become “asylum seekers”. “Refugee for the day” is a project designed to get high-school aged children to experience what the Network Working for Refugees (NAF) believes is the plight of migrants in Germany and elsewhere, reports German paper Die Welt. The children encounter stern-faced border control officers and are made...
  • Two Rhode Island teens charged with groping girl in school bathroom

    06/10/2016 1:08:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Two 13-year-old boys have been charged with sexually assaulting a classmate in a Rhode Island public school bathroom. The Providence Journal reports the boys turned themselves in to police on Monday. Police say the boys lured a 14-year-old girl into a third-floor boys bathroom at Gilbert Stuart Middle School in Providence on June 2 and then groped her. School administrators heard allegations of an assault and contacted police. The boys were suspended.
  • PICTURE OF DECLINE [education]

    06/10/2016 8:49:59 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 33 replies
    A population of illiterate, non-thinking morons can’t possibly obtain good paying jobs. This country spends $12,000 per public school student per year on education and this is the outcome? The factual data presented below paints a picture of an empire in rapid decline. We are too far gone. No amount of money or presidential election is going to change this course. We chose this path in the 1960s and now we will reap the consequences. Education •In a study of literacy among 20 ‘high income’ countries; US ranked 12th •Illiteracy has become such a serious problem in our country that...
  • Caught on Camera: Teachers Union Officials Advise Fraud to Cover up Child Abuse

    06/07/2016 5:32:28 PM PDT · by blueyon · 11 replies
    Project veritas ^ | 6/07/116 | James O’Keefe,
    “You don’t have to be honest. I mean we can talk in theory.” –Paul Diamond, Executive Vice President, Yonkers Teacher Federation “I don’t’ care if it’s the phys ed teacher you went to high school with, you don’t fucking tell anybody anything…Because old loose lips sink ships.” — Patricia Puleo, President, Yonkers Teacher Federation “You could. Your parents could have been down there, or your cousin could have been down there, or your brother and they were taken by drug dealers and you literally had to go bail them out and you didn’t know what to do and you lost...
  • Everything about this high school test question on Down syndrome is disturbing

    06/07/2016 5:20:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | June 6, 2016 | Cassy Fiano
    Preborn babies with Down syndrome are still aborted at alarming rates. Abortion advocates often use birth defects like Down syndrome as an excuse for late-term abortions, and the majority of women who receive a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis still report that doctors deliver the news in an overwhelmingly negative manner. Many say that they felt pressured to have an abortion. Societally, it’s still expected that abortion will follow a Down syndrome diagnosis. Salt Lake City’s Utah Electronic High School apparently not only feels that preborn babies with Down syndrome should be aborted, but also that high schoolers should be indoctrinated...
  • President Obama’s War on Parents

    06/07/2016 11:38:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2016 | Jane Eobbins
    This piece is co-authored by Emmett McGroarty, senior fellow at American Principles Project.Narrowly viewed, the unlawful “guidance” letter issued by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice, implicitly threatening schools that refuse to allow both sexes to access all restrooms, locker rooms, dormitories/sleeping quarters, and probably sports teams, represents a leftist assault on student privacy. But the attack is much broader than that, actually targeting fundamental realities on which human civilization is based. Rather than write a book on that subject, let’s focus on one strand that should especially disturb parents: The guidance is yet another in a long series...
  • Teacher Who Had Abortion to Cover Up Raping a 13-Year-Old Boy is Arrested

    06/05/2016 11:15:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 103 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | June 3, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Texas teacher turned herself in to authorities this week after she allegedly sexually assaulted a 13-year-old student and then had an abortion to cover it up. Alexandria M. Vera, 24, allegedly had an on-going relationship with a 13-year-old male student while she was teaching eighth-grade English at Stovall Middle School near Houston, Texas. Vera turned herself into police on Wednesday, posted bond and was released, The Woodlands Villager reports. She is charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child, a felony, according to police. According to court documents obtained by the Houston Chronicle, Vera said she and the boy...
  • Utah high school biology test asks students if woman should have an abortion

    06/05/2016 10:50:08 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | June 3, 2016 | Danny David
    As part of a final biology exam, Utah Electronic High School asked students to determine whether a woman in a specific situation should have an abortion. The multiple choice question presented a scenario in which a 40-year-old woman is pregnant and has discovered that the child has Down syndrome. According to the scenario, the doctor has recommended that the baby be aborted. Students are asked to choose between the following options: A. The parents should wait until the baby is ready to be born, then re-do the genetic tests to see if the results have changed. B. The parents should...
  • Washington State To Teach Transgenderism To Kindergartners

    06/02/2016 4:29:26 PM PDT · by BiggerTigger · 50 replies
    DailyCaller.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    By fall 2017 Washington state public schools will begin teaching gender expression to kindergarteners under newly-approved health education learning standards that designate sexual health a “core idea” of public K-12 education. While some aspects of sexual health aren’t taught K-12 (HIV prevention begins in fourth grade), one component of sexual health titled “Self-Identity” begins in kindergarten, where students will be expected to “Understand there are many ways to express gender." The state’s health education glossary defines gender as “A social construct based on emotional, behavioral, and cultural characteristics attached to a person’s assigned biological sex.” Gender expression, meanwhile, is defined...
  • Philadelphia schools add two Muslim holidays

    06/01/2016 1:55:20 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 45 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 6/1/2016 | Staff
    The Philadelphia School District will add two Muslim holidays to its calendar and the city will create a task force to study doing the same for the city’s calendar, officials announced Tuesday. “Philadelphia’s history is based on being a place where religious freedom is part of its founding ethos,” Mayor Kenney said at a news conference in City Hall. “Our city was built on the idea that while we may be different in nationality and ethnicity, the city welcomes all to worship and practice the faiths of our culture or our choosing.” The two holidays are Eid al-Fitr, celebrated after...
  • Former Boyd County School Employee Charged with Raping a Student

    06/01/2016 3:05:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | June 1, 2016 | wowk
    BOYD COUNTY, KY - A former Boyd County School employee was arrested on rape charges on Monday. Howard Faber of Ashland Kentucky is facing a charge of rape in the 1st degree. Boyd County Sheriff's Department tells 13 News Faber is accused of sexually assaulting a student who attends Boyd County High School.
  • My student threatened to beat me — and I’m the one in trouble

    05/29/2016 2:29:17 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 90 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 29, 2016 | Susan Edelman and Isabel Vincent
    A veteran English teacher at Flushing HS says she was so terrified when a student charged at her and threatened to beat her with a heavy cast on his arm that she blurted out in self-defense, “If you hit me, I’ll kill you.”
  • ‘Broader Agenda’ At Work Behind Transgender Bathroom Crusade, ‘It’s Also About Schools’

    05/26/2016 10:22:50 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 May 2016 | JOHN HAYWARD
    “Don’t shop at Target,”... “We need to send a message to Target. You might not live in North Carolina, so at this moment you don’t have any skin in the game, but you will, because this is going to every state, every community. Don’t let your little girl go into Target and try on a bathing suit right now. Don’t buy anything from Target.” “Speak out. Don’t be afraid to express how you’re feeling about this issue,” she urged. “We are talking about a miniscule number of people who are psychologically unhealthy, and the people on the Left are saying...
  • 'Hijab Day' at this Boston area high school was canceled, but it got people talking

    05/26/2016 1:50:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    PRI.org (Public Radio International) ^ | May 25, 2016 | Matthew Bell
    Students from the Arabic Club at the public high school in the city of Medford, about a 15-minute drive north of downtown Boston, wanted to participate in “World Hijab Day” early this semester. The annual event was created in 2013 to promote awareness and understanding of Muslim women who wear the headscarf as an expression of their faith. At Medford High, the plan was pretty straightforward ... The date was set for February 1. But soon after Hijab Day was announced, the Medford public got wind of it. And there was a wave of phone messages, emails and social media...
  • Random Audits for Homeschoolers?

    05/24/2016 3:31:33 PM PDT · by Sopater · 79 replies
    HSLDA ^ | 5/24/2016 | HSLDA Staff
    Homeschool families in Clinton County, Kentucky, were surprised to see themselves mentioned in their local paper as a topic of discussion during the recent school board meeting. On May 18, the Clinton County News reported that local school officials intend to conduct random audits of area homeschool families this summer because they want to “ensure that all children in our county are getting a rigorous and effective education.” Home School Legal Defense Association opposes any such audits as unconstitutional. We are also troubled by what appears to be the underlying motivation for this proposed meddling by school officials: money. During...
  • Transgender Teacher Gets $60k After Co-Workers Won’t Call Her ‘They’

    05/24/2016 8:21:50 AM PDT · by PROCON · 97 replies
    dailycaller ^ | May 23, 2016 | Blake Neff
    A “transmasculine” teacher at an Oregon elementary school has been awarded $60,000 by her school district as compensation for harassment she claims to have suffered on the job, including being referred to by the wrong pronoun. According to The Oregonian, Leo Soell was born a woman, but now prefers to identify as “transmasculine” and “genderqueer,” meaning she does not consider herself to be male or female. After getting breast cancer in late 2014, she had her breasts amputated to create a more masculine appearance and changed her name to Leo. Once she returned from medical school in May, 2015, Soell...
  • This ‘Male’ High School Student Tells All About ‘His’ Period. Um, Wut?

    05/22/2016 2:15:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 109 replies
    dailywire ^ | May 19 2016 | Amanda Prestigiacom
    Reality has seemingly escaped us all. On Tuesday, The New York Times published a bizarre piece intent on mainstreaming transgenderism. A 16-year-old “boy,” AJ Jackson, informs us all about “his” period, “his” plight with tampons and bathrooms. “There were practical issues, When he had his period, he wondered if he should revert to the girls’ bathroom, because there was no place to throw away his used tampons,” writes Anemona Hatocollis of the Times, describing Jackson’s period struggles. “But he had started feeling like an intruder in the girls’ bathroom, and the single bathrooms were so far out of the way...
  • Fox News: Several boys have sex with girl, 15, in South Fort Myers High School bathroom

    05/19/2016 9:41:31 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 78 replies
    <p>Lee County Deputies said a 15-year-old South Fort Myers High School girl had sex with multiple male students in the bathroom of the school.</p> <p>"Shock. Disbelief. Concern. Sad," Eric Struble said. He's a parent to two 15-year-old girls.</p> <p>The incident report said the girl admitted to having sex with multiple male students in the bathroom, and 25 male students were identified going inside the bathroom during the timeframe the girl was inside.</p>
  • Portland school board bans climate change-denying materials

    05/20/2016 7:04:44 AM PDT · by Twotone · 31 replies
    Pamplin Media Group ^ | May 19, 2016 | Shasta Kearns Moore
    In a move spearheaded by environmentalists, the Portland Public Schools board unanimously approved a resolution aimed at eliminating doubt of climate change and its causes in schools. “It is unacceptable that we have textbooks in our schools that spread doubt about the human causes and urgency of the crisis,” said Lincoln High School student Gaby Lemieux in board testimony. “Climate education is not a niche or a specialization, it is the minimum requirement for my generation to be successful in our changing world.”
  • This final exam question about Donald Trump got a Florida teacher suspended

    05/19/2016 1:46:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 19, 2016 | Abby Jackson, Business Insider
    A Florida public high school suspended a teacher after he gave students a final exam question about Donald Trump that an administrator called inappropriate, Palm Beach Post columnist Andrew Marra reported. The exam question, written by Palm Beach Lakes High School (PBL) teacher and practicing attorney Malik Leigh, asked, “If a Donald Trump becomes president of the United states, we are: A. Screwed B. Screwed C. Screwed D. Screwed behind a really YUGE wall that Mexico pays for." The final exam is “wholly inappropriate for the Law Academy class,” PBL Principal Cheryl McKeever wrote in a letter, according to the...