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  • SIMMONS: Food police are leaving your school kids unfed

    04/15/2014 2:05:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/14/14 | Deborah Simmons
    **SNIP** So instead of serving foods they do like, including french fries, some school authorities participating in the taxpayer-funded National School Lunch Program have decided to make smart choices on their own — and that No. 1 choice is to opt out of the program. One Illinois superintendent, of the Monticello School District, recently lamented to The News-Gazette that “The guidelines require us to serve items like three orange vegetables a week. Can you name three orange vegetables?” said Vic Zimmerman. “Squash, sweet potatoes, they wouldn’t eat them. Kids like carrots but not three times a week. You’ve got to...
  • 20-Injured In Stabbing At Franklin Regional High School

    04/09/2014 10:33:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 62 replies
    pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/ ^ | April 9, 2014 7:37 AM | Staff
    MURRYSVILLE (KDKA) – At least 20-people have been injured in a stabbing at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville. Murrysville police Chief Thomas Seefeld says 19-of the victims are students, one of them is a school security guard. A school security guard called in the stabbing at 7:13 a.m. Seefeld wouldn’t detail the carnage beyond saying, “The juvenile went down the hallway and was flashing two knives around and injured the people.” Police say the 16-year-old male student suspect is in custody and is a sophomore at the high school. He was transported from the Murrysville Police Department by police...
  • Parent "Stunned" after teacher accused of sending Sex Videos of self to students (N. Carolina)

    04/18/2014 12:24:10 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 60 replies
    WBTV via KCBD ^ | 15 April 2014 | WBTV Web Staff
    CLEVELAND COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A Cleveland County middle school teacher's attorney appeared in court on Wednesday morning after she was arrested for allegedly sending videos of a sexual nature to a student. Caron Blanton, 34, turned herself in to the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office Tuesday around 3 p.m. and was charged with three counts of indecent liberties with a child and six counts of disseminating obscene material to a minor under 16. She posted a $150,000 bond and was released around 6 p.m. Blanton did not appear in court on Wednesday morning, but her attorney was there. He told...
  • Teacher fired 'after she ordered six students to attack 7th grade boy who spoke back to her'....

    04/15/2014 7:03:08 AM PDT · by Morgana · 45 replies
    mail online ^ | Zoe Szathmary
    FULL TITLE: Teacher fired 'after she ordered six students to attack 7th grade boy who spoke back to her' in shocking videotaped beat-down A Florida teacher was fired from her job last week after she allegedly encouraged six students to attack a classmate that spoke back to her. Teacher Dru Dehart was fired on Thursday night from her position at Port St. Lucie's Northport K-8 school by the St. Lucie County school board, WPTV reports. Dehart was accused last year of encouraging a March 2013 incident caught on surveillance video that showed six students attacking classmate Radravious Williams, WPBF reported...
  • Bus Driver Caught on Camera Calling Student a 'Crybaby'

    04/03/2014 5:35:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    ABC ^ | 4/3/14 | GIO BENITEZ
    Texas officials fired a school bus driver after an on-board camera caught her calling a sobbing student “crybaby” and urging other children to chime in and mock the girl...
  • Minnesota teen wins settlement after school takes Facebook password

    03/27/2014 4:08:40 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 28 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3-27-2014 | FoxNews.com
    A Minnesota school district has agreed to pay $70,000 to settle a lawsuit that claimed school officials violated a student's constitutional rights by viewing her Facebook and email accounts without permission. The lawsuit, filed in 2012 by the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, alleged that Riley Stratton, now 15, was given detention after posting disparaging comments about a teacher's aide on her Facebook page, even though she was at home and not using school computers. The ACLU also said administrators viewed her online conversations between the then-Minnewaska Area Middle School sixth-grader and a boy because of a complaint the...
  • Nebraska School Gives Most Idiotic Advice Ever to Deal with Bullies

    04/18/2014 10:39:42 AM PDT · by massmike · 51 replies
    http://jezebel.com/ ^ | 04/18/2014 | Rebecca Rose
    A school in Lincoln, Nebraska is wiping some major egg off its face after a horrible bullying advice flyer was sent home with kids. Zeman Elementary School fifth-graders were recently sent home with a flyer to help teach them how to act if they're being bullied. It's worse than you can possibly ever imagine. Here's just a few of the highlights: Rule #7: Do not tell on bullies. The number one reason bullies hate their victims, is because the victims tell on them. Telling makes the bully want to retaliate. Tell an adult only when a real injury or crime...
  • Lincoln school apologizes for 'inaccurate' bully flyer (Nebraska)

    04/17/2014 7:18:11 AM PDT · by heartwood · 24 replies
    KETV Omaha ^ | 4/16/2014 | Anna Ripa
    LINCOLN, Neb. —Parents from a Lincoln elementary school were astounded when their children came home with a flyer about how to handle bullies. The flyer had the following rules: Treat the person who is being mean as if they are trying to help you Do not be afraid Do not verbally defend yourself Do not attack If someone physically hurts you, just show you are hurt; do not get angry Do not tell on bullies Don’t be a sore loser Learn to laugh at yourself and not get “hooked” by put-downs Lincoln Public Schools addressed the flyer on its Facebook...
  • Why I can't send my kids to public school

    04/17/2014 1:44:49 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 8 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 04/17/2014 | Steve Berman
    I can't send my kids to public school.  This is a national shame. Both I and my wife are the products of public school.  I still remember a few of my high school teachers who encouraged me, and taught me more about life than just the curriculum in the classroom.  My kids won't be going to public school though. It's not about the teachers.  Most teachers work hard, care deeply about their students, and do their best to educate our kids.  By educate, I mean not just teach the material, but help our kids understand what learning is, and help...
  • Utah high school teacher who had kids brainstorm genitalia slang gets paid leave

    04/17/2014 10:03:35 AM PDT · by massmike · 36 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com/ ^ | 04/17/2014 | n/a
    A Pleasant View, Utah high school teacher is now on paid leave after she asked her students to come up with a bunch of slang terms for their genitalia as part of a course called “Adult Roles and Financial Literacy.” The genitalia brainstorm session occurred on Friday at Weber High School. The teacher is Ashley Williams, reports The Salt Lake Tribune. “We had some students who reported to administration that a teacher was having an exercise where they were put into groups, male and female, to come up with names for genitalia,” Weber School District spokesman Nate Taggart told the...
  • Police: Polk teacher had sex with teen, aborted pregnancy

    04/16/2014 2:57:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 74 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | April 15, 2014 |
    A 29-year-old Polk County teacher was arrested Monday night on charges of having sex with a 17-year-old student during a four-month romance that involved a pregnancy and abortion, Lakeland police said. Jennifer Christine Fichter, an English teacher at Central Florida Aerospace Academy, told the boy’s mother that she was in love with her son and admitted to several sexual encounters, police said.
  • Male high school teacher in California will return after spring break as a ‘woman’

    04/14/2014 1:29:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Susanna Rose
    OAKHURST, CA, April 11, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Gary Sconce, a 56-year-old male teacher at Yosemite High School in California, will return to school as “she” after spring break. He has rejected every facet of his male identity over the last year and told NBC News, “I will not return as my male persona ever again.” Instead, he would now like to be known to students and faculty as Karen Adell Scot and referred to as “she.” The New York Daily News reports that Sconce wrote, “I covered the female inside with hyper-masculine behavior, trying to provide I was not the...
  • New Common Core Kid’s Book Depicts White Racists Who Wouldn’t Vote For Obama

    04/14/2014 3:19:10 PM PDT · by Jean S · 52 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 4/14/14 | Austin Petersen
    A children’s book that is part of the Common Core curriculum portrays white voters as racists who would never vote for Obama for president. The book called, “Barack Obama,” says: “Some people said Americans weren’t ready for that much change. Sure Barack was a nice fellow, they said. But white voters would never vote for a black president,” the book reads. This is in spite of the fact that millions of whites voted for the sitting president. Follow TLR on Google+ Common Core’s implementation has gotten off to a rocky start. States like Indiana have opted out of the unified...
  • Kids who didn’t take the Common Core test were denied ice cream!

    04/13/2014 7:39:10 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 40 replies
    eagnews.org ^ | April 11, 2014 | STEVE GUNN
    ARKPORT, N.Y. – Were officials in the Arkport Central School District being petty and vindictive in their treatment of children whose parents removed them from Common Core testing? ice creamIf so, they went about it in the worst possible way – by giving an ice cream treat to the third through sixth grade students who took the tests, and denying those who didn’t. Parents of the opt-out kids were simply exercising their legal rights, and they’re angered that their children had to pay the price in such an obviously nasty manner. After all, The fair and equitable distribution of ice...
  • New York Student Suspended for “Insubordination,” aka Opposing Common Core

    04/10/2014 10:25:02 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 41 replies
    Rightwing News ^ | 4/11/14 | Duane Lester
    We’re told that there’s nothing to worry about when it comes to Common Core. If that’s true, what’s with the intimidation and the punishment for those who oppose it: A 13-year-old student at Orange-Ulster BOCES believes she was suspended from school this week as a result of telling other students they didn’t have to take the Common Core English test Tuesday. The girl, eighth-grader Seirra Olivero, was suspended for two days for insubordination. While she acknowledges the charge, she contends in a complaint filed with the district that she felt bullied by three administrators because she told other students they...
  • Building The Machine [Free Online Film Exposing "Common Core"]

    04/02/2014 12:11:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Building the Machine introduces the public to the Common Core States Standards Initiative (CCSSI) and its effects on our children’s education. The documentary compiles interviews from leading educational experts, including members of the Common Core Validation Committee. Parents, officials, and the American public should be involved in this national decision regardless of their political persuasion. What is the common core? The Common Core is the largest systemic reform of American public education in recent history. What started as a collaboration between the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers to reevaluate and nationalize America’s education standards...
  • BUILDING THE MACHINE - The Common Core Documentary - MUST SEE!

    03/31/2014 6:41:08 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 23 replies
    HSLDA ^ | March 31, 2014
    An excellent summary of the history and character of the Common Core. Every conservative should take the forty minutes to watch this. Be informed!
  • Parents outraged after Arizona school allows boys and girls to use whichever bathroom they choose

    03/29/2014 5:54:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Thaddeus Baklinski
    TUCSON, AZ, March 27, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Parents with children attending a school in the Tucson Unified School District are outraged after school officials decided that transgender students could use whichever bathroom they "identify" with rather than be restricted by their biological sex. According to KVOA TV, the Tucson Unified School District voted on March 25 to update its non-discrimination policy to include "gender identity and expression." Parents with children at Anna Henry Elementary School in Tucson voiced their concern at a meeting on Wednesday night where they related incidents that made their kids very uncomfortable. John Bellisario, principal of...
  • First Grader Silenced For Mentioning Jesus

    03/29/2014 9:11:56 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 36 replies
    Eagle Forum ^ | 3/28/14 | Phyllis Schlafly
    A first grader in California has been told she’s not permitted to talk about the Bible at school. A teacher at Temecula Valley School told her first grade class to bring an object to school that represented a family Christmas tradition and then give a one-minute presentation. Brynn Williams brought the star that tops her family’s Christmas tree and shared how her family remembers Jesus’ birth at Christmas. “The star is named the Star of Bethlehem,” Brynn said. “The three kings followed the star to find the baby Jesus, the Savior of the world.” Brynn had planned to end her...
  • ‘Lunch lady said I can’t pray,’ 5-year-old tells her parents

    03/27/2014 10:26:30 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 34 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 3-27-2014 | Michele Kirk
    Imagine hearing this story from your 5-year-old when you ask her how her day was in kindergarten. Kudos to these parents for staying calm and teaching this little girl that she can pray absolutely anywhere she wants.
  • When getting a math problem RIGHT means more than calculating the correct number...

    03/27/2014 1:25:52 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 33 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-27-14 | The Looking Spoon
    We don't need to know anything else about this kid to know they're a good one...
  • Read Parent's Facebook Response to 'Ridiculous' Common Core Math Homework

    03/26/2014 10:39:08 AM PDT · by grundle · 68 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | March 25, 2014 | Elise Solé
    A Facebook update from a father frustrated with the Common Core math program at his son's school is making the Internet rounds after the father Jeff Severt expressed (via what looks like a kid's homework assignment) how convoluted the teaching approach is. The worksheet posted to Facebook shows the elaborate Common Core (CC) formula for solving a math problem (as opposed to the simple strategy of subtracting the smaller number from the larger one). It instructs the student to explain why a fictional kid named "Jack" should be using common core strategies to solve the problem: “Jack used the number...
  • Workbook teaches kids that Second Amendment includes gun control

    03/23/2014 6:03:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/22/2014 | Robby Soave
    A social studies workbook, used in an Illinois public middle school, is generating controversy among gun rights supporters because it claims that the Second Amendment permits only strictly regulated, registered gun ownership. A screenshot of the workbook was first posted to the Facebook page for Illinois Gun Owners Rights. It provides the following description of the Second Amendment:
  • Campbell Brown: Unions Won’t Support Bill to Keep Sex Predators Out of Classrooms

    01/17/2014 8:34:23 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/17/14 | Campbell Brown
    Two of the most powerful unions in the country have voiced objections to a bill that would provide better background checks for teachers, Campbell Brown writes in a Thursday Wall Street Journal column. After the Government Accountability Office found “hundreds of potential cases of registered sex offenders working in schools” across the United States in 2010, the House passed a bill that would streamline the vetting process and close inconsistencies across state lines. The bill is a common sense measure, according to Campbell, yet powerful teachers unions are opposed to the new standards. Anyone with violent or sexual convictions against...
  • Don’t ‘shoot’ the messenger: Inside the educrats’ war on words

    01/12/2014 11:28:35 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 14 replies
    eagnews ^ | January 10, 2014 | MERRILL HOPE
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – News reports of frosted pop tart guns! Paper guns! Bubble guns! Pointed finger guns! Bang, bang, you’re dead! OMG! sound the alarm These days, everything’s a federal offense, so to speak, and no institution is ratcheting up the war-of-words like public education. This winter, public school administrators in Thousand Oaks, CA attended a “safe school” and “threat assessment” workshop, a collaboration of the local Ventura County Department of Education and the Ventura County Sheriffs where the education code was redefined to include a 21st Century list of words, phrases and expressions that can hurt. Literally. Yes,...
  • Former St. Paul Public Schools custodian accused of peeking at male student on toilet

    03/22/2014 2:38:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    The St. Paul Tribune ^ | March 20, 2014
    A former custodian for St. Paul Public Schools is accused of peeking underneath a bathroom stall and smiling at a male student in February. Sixty-two-year-old Walter Happel of Newport is charged in Ramsey County with one count of surreptitious interference with privacy. Happel was charged for a Feb. 20 incident at Linwood Monroe Arts Plus School. During their investigation, authorities learned that Happel kept a room in the building that contained topical intensifying gel, energy capsules and a bottle of testosterone. The Star Tribune reports the bathroom incident is the latest in a number of alleged transgressions with young boys...
  • Sheriff's Office report: Island teacher admitted inappropriate behavior with student

    12/15/2013 12:58:06 PM PST · by Gamecock · 54 replies
    The State ^ | 14 December 2013 | Rebecca Lurye
    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC — A Hilton Head Island High School substitute teacher admitted she sent an inappropriate picture to a student, kissed him and asked him to buy marijuana for her, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office report released Saturday. Margaret Ann LaMantia, 23, was charged Tuesday with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and disseminating harmful material to a minor, according to the jail log. During an investigation of the incident, LaMantia, a long-term Spanish substitute at the school, told deputies she and a 16-year-old male student in her class began talking around Nov. 25. They...
  • Michigan teachers union demands $10K severance pay for child molester teacher

    12/13/2013 9:02:49 AM PST · by grundle · 13 replies
    hotair.com ^ | December 13, 2013
    The Michigan Education Association is going to arbitration to try to force the West Branch-Rose City school district to pay a former teacher who was convicted of molesting a student a $10,000 severance buyout. The father of the victim is outraged, calling the union’s efforts on behalf of the sex criminal “ludicrous” and saying any school money due to the teacher should go to his son, who is “out there trying to make it in this world all messed up.” Neal Erickson, a former math teacher at Rose City Middle School, was convicted this summer of raping a young student...
  • Michigan Schools Promoting Large Number Of Students Who Cannot Read

    12/16/2013 6:27:21 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 16 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/12/2013 | Tom Gantert
    More than half of the third graders at Three Lakes Academy in the Upper Peninsula failed to score proficient on the state reading test in 2010-2011. But none of the school's 14 third-graders were held back. At Howell Public Schools, none of the 35 third-graders who didn't rate proficient at reading were held back. However, a proposed bill would require those students show they are proficient at reading before advancing to fourth grade. House Bill 5111 would hold back third grade students who were not proficient in reading on the state assessment. The bill grants exemptions for students with a...
  • School Strip-Searches Five-Year-Old Girl Without Mother's Consent

    12/06/2013 12:48:28 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 81 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 12/06/2013 | By Dominic Kelly
    A Chattanooga, Tennessee mom is suing Hamilton County Schools after it was discovered that Apison Elementary School was strip-searching her five-year-old special needs daughter on a daily basis without her consent. The young girl with special needs was diagnosed with congenital herpes while attending school, and despite being given consent to return to school by a doctor, school officials decided that they needed to check to see if the child had legions. So, for a few weeks, a school nurse would check the young girl’s body to make sure there weren’t any new outbreaks. The girl’s mother, Brandy Madden, says...
  • Sexual abuse of students by teachers often ignored and unpunished

    02/07/2014 9:44:37 AM PST · by usalady · 16 replies
    Examiner ^ | February 7, 2014 | Martha
    Alert parents are becoming aware that sexual abuse of students by teachers is not just an occasional problem rather something that is happening in every state in America. However some administrators choose to ignore sexual misconduct and even when it is discovered perpetrators often go unpunished.
  • Suspension of 5th grader over imaginary bow could land school in lawsuit

    12/11/2013 7:51:43 AM PST · by 2nd amendment mama · 69 replies
    WBTW News 13 ^ | 12/11/2013 | Julie Roy
    Johnny Jones who attends school in Fawn Grove, Pa., was suspended from school for a day after he made an imaginary bow out of his pencil, pulled back an imaginary string and shot his imaginary arrow. That was back in October and now his parents are deciding on whether or not to bring legal action. Ten-year-old Johnny Jones was disciplined under the school's zero-tolerance weapons policies. Apparently he asked the teacher for a pencil and while he was walking back to his seat, a classmate held his folder up like an imaginary gun and "shot" at Johnny. Johnny played along...
  • CPS report highlights stolen funds, fake vendors, ‘ghost students’

    01/03/2014 11:29:42 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | STEFANO ESPOSITO
    A Chicago Public Schools technology coordinator stole more than $400,000 in school funds before fleeing to Mexico, where he was later found dead, according to a just-released Chicago Board of Education Office of the Inspector General annual report. [snip] In a separate case, two CPS employees — including a high school principal — enrolled “ghost students” in an attempt to qualify for more staff. In another case highlighted in the report, CPS employees allowed a vendor to provide “inferior, substitute products,” costing CPS nearly $100,000 in unnecessary charges. The inspector general’s office received a total of 1,460 complaints this year...
  • Teacher Throws Away 6-Year-Old's Christmas Gift, Tells Him 'Jesus Is Not Allowed in School'

    01/07/2014 1:51:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/07/2014 | Katherine Webber
    Parents are threatening legal action against a Southern California school district after their six-year-old son was told he could not pass out candy canes with religious messages taped to them because "Jesus is not allowed in school." Isaiah Martinez, a six-year-old student at Merced Elementary School in West Covina, Calif., arrived to school on Dec. 13, planning to pass out candy canes with religious messages to his fellow students in celebration of the upcoming Christmas season. After the boy's teacher consulted with the school principal, he reportedly told the student that he could not pass out the religious messages because...
  • If You Hate Your Kids, Send Them to Public School

    01/20/2014 11:00:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2014 | Doug Giles
    Y’know, when I was a wee lad growing up in West Texas, public schools weren’t all that bad. We started our day off with the pledge of allegiance, said prayers during football games, actually studied our nation’s founding docs, sang patriotic songs, and we celebrated the true meaning of both Christmas and Easter. In addition to that pro-American bliss, nearly everyone and their dog graduated. It’s true. Dogs were actually graduating from school back then. I know. Weird, eh? Indeed, out of our large graduating class there was only one drop out and that was my childhood buddy who left...
  • Long Island School Removes Words From Silent Night – Too Offensive (Video)

    12/19/2013 7:04:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/19/13 | Silent Night
    For their Christmas Holiday concert Kings Park school in Long Island cut several religious references from their music. It was too offensive. It’s an Obama world. “Silent Night” is now too offensive to sing at school. CBS Local reported: The song “Silent Night” is at the heart of a concert controversy on Long Island. Kings Park school officials removed several religious references, including “Holy infant” and “Christ the Savior,” from the popular Christmas carol before a student concert last week, WCBS 880′s Mike Xirinachs reported. The intent was to avoid offending non-Christians, but the change left others upset. “I’m not...
  • Police: Teacher brought marijuana-laced food to after-work potluck

    01/25/2014 10:35:21 AM PST · by Morgana · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | Ed Payne and Greg Morrison
    (CNN) -- Police in Northern California have arrested an elementary schoolteacher after she allegedly brought marijuana-laced food to an after-hours employee potluck dinner. Teresa Gilmete Badger, a 47-year-old teacher at Matthew Turner Elementary School in Benicia, was arrested Friday afternoon on suspicion of poisoning after a six-week-long investigation, said Lt. Frank Hartig of the Benicia Police Department. After the late-November get-together in the Bay Area town, several people reported feeling ill, a police statement said.
  • Heroin found in faculty restroom at Fallsburg elementary school

    02/19/2014 7:54:25 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 11 replies
    recordonline ^ | 02/18/2014 | Leonard Sparks
    7 elementary school staff hire lawyers Fallsburg police investigating the reported discovery of heroin and drug paraphernalia in a faculty bathroom at Benjamin Cosor Elementary School say the refusal by a group of teachers to cooperate is hampering their probe. No one has been charged, but six teachers and an aide were identified as having used the men's room before a school staff member reportedly found a heroin baggie on Feb. 11. Just before the winter break in December, heroin and needles were reportedly found in the same bathroom. Each of the seven faculty members initially agreed to give urine...
  • Impoverished school district sends admins on lavish Common Core spa trip

    03/10/2014 4:24:17 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies
    Members of the Inglewood, Calif. community were outraged to learn that school district administrators had spent $38,000 worth of public money vacationing at a luxurious hotel and spa — ostensibly for the purpose of discussing strategies for implementing the Common Core standards at schools in the impoverished district.
  • Teachers who ‘had sex in class’ can’t be fired: court

    03/21/2014 5:01:15 AM PDT · by nycteacher · 56 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 20, 2014 | Julia Marsh and Georgett Roberts
    As long as the kids are away, teachers can play, a panel of judges said Thursday, ruling that educators shouldn’t be fired for having sex with one another — even in their classrooms. The Manhattan appellate judges said foreign-language teachers Alini Brito, 34, and Cindy Mauro, 38, were treated too harshly when they were dismissed for engaging in a topless classroom tryst inside Brooklyn’s James Madison HS in 2009.
  • You Won’t Believe How This Teacher Is Spending Spring Break (sex change operation)

    03/22/2014 2:05:18 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 44 replies
    The Western Journalism Center ^ | March 21, 2014 | Christopher Page
    Students of one California high school teacher will have to adjust to a lot more than just their school schedule after the upcoming spring break concludes. Veteran teacher Gary Sconce is reportedly completing his gender reassignment surgery during the hiatus and will return as Karen Adell Scot. According to local media, the science teacher, 56, began his transformation almost a year ago after reportedly feeling like he was supposed to be female since he was a child. He is apparently so anxious to complete his journey that he cannot wait until the end of the school year.
  • Student takes razor from classmate hurting himself, gets suspended and faces expulsion

    03/21/2014 3:02:14 AM PDT · by raybbr · 18 replies
    Yahoo.news ^ | Will Lerner
    Last week, Virginia Beach, Virginia sixth grader Adrionna Harris noticed her classmate doing something terrible – he was cutting his arm with a small razor. The Bayside Middle School student knew that was wrong, so she stepped in and took the razor away, and threw it out. It was an act that one mightthink would earn her praise from her school. As WAVY 10 On Your Side News reports, it instead earned her a suspension and possible expulsion. That’s right, Adrionna received a 10-day suspension, the only reason being because she had admitted what happened. With the weapon disposed, it...
  • The poor neglected gifted child

    03/20/2014 8:33:23 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 89 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | March 16, 2014 | By Amy Crawford
    In a recent paper, Lubinski and his colleagues caught up with one cohort of 320 people now in their late 30s. At 12, their SAT math or verbal scores had placed them among the top one-100th of 1 percent. Today, many are CEOs, professors at top research universities, transplant surgeons, and successful novelists. That outcome sounds like exactly what you’d imagine should happen: Top young people grow into high-achieving adults. In the education world, the study has provided important new evidence that it really is possible to identify the kids who are likely to become exceptional achievers in the future,...
  • Hollywood Actress: Public Schools Are Brainwashing Kids With 'Progressive Agenda'

    03/18/2014 6:57:03 AM PDT · by GailA · 27 replies
    Heritage ^ | 4/2/14 | NA
    “Of course school is the most political, because that’s where the progressive agenda is coming out the strongest and the hardest,” said Sorbo. Sorbo said she was hesitant to reveal her faith or political beliefs publicly because of possible backlash and negative reaction from Hollywood. But she could not remain silent on education. “You people who send your kids to school, you have no idea what the schools are doing to their fresh little brains, in brainwashing them into this progressive, liberal—it’s antithetical to America, the agenda that they’re being indoctrinated with,” Sorbo said.
  • Bill Gates, The Man Behind Common Core Shows How Stupid He Really is About Education

    03/16/2014 8:36:52 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 71 replies
    http://www.agenda21radio.com ^ | 3/15/14 | Paul Preston
    Bill Gates, the multi billionaire who does not have an earned college degree or teaching certificate, never taught a day in the classroom, never worked in an educational system or one room school house is comparing the education of children to electrical outlets.
  • Cursive writing returns to Toronto Catholic schools

    03/15/2014 7:47:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | Fri Mar 14, 2014 | Kristin Rushowy
    When kids put pen to paper, chances are they are printing. But Toronto’s Catholic board, hand-wringing over the handwriting skills of its students, is now looking to make sure all of them learn cursive. Parents have told her their children can’t sign their name, “or they have been handed a handwritten note and can’t read it,” said Trustee Ann Andrachuk. She proposed a recent motion—unanimously approved—asking board staff how to reintroduce cursive in all schools, and how early children should start learning it. […] Across Canada and the United States, concerns have been raised that cursive is becoming a lost...
  • Slavic Parent Night? Oregon school district segregates parents by race

    03/15/2014 6:49:50 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 20 replies
    tavernkeepers ^ | March 15, 2014 | March 15, 2014
    An invitation for “African American Parent Night” at the Parkrose School District in Portland, Oregon says in part, “If you are an African American parent/guardian or have an African American student attending Parkrose you are invited to attend an evening with the Superintendent…” And of course, a representative from “Covered Oregon” will be there to give a 45 minute presentation on Obamacare. The school also touted additional “Upcoming Culturally Specific Parent Outreach Nights,” on a Facebook post, including Hispanic Parent Night, Vietnamese Parent Night, and Slavic Parent Night.
  • Student, 15, Arrested For Squirting Hand Sanitizer In Teacher's Diet Coke

    03/14/2014 2:54:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    A Florida student, 15, was arrested this week for putting hand sanitizer in a teacher’s Diet Coke can, police report. Nicholas Lucari is facing a felony charge for allegedly squirting “Germ-X” into Dale Dawson Yount’s drink. The South Walton High School teacher, 69, subsequently “became physically ill” and she sought treatment at a local hospital, according to a Walton County Sheriff’s Office report.
  • School Won’t Let Bullied Boy Bring ‘My Little Pony’ Bag to Class

    03/14/2014 10:40:04 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 95 replies
    WRIC Newsroom ^ | 03/12/2014 | WRIC Newsroom
    BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (WRIC)—A North Carolina mother whose son has been bullied for bringing a “My Little Pony” bag to class says school officials now won’t let him bring the bag to school. Grayson Bruce is a big fan of “My Little Pony,” a cartoon that emphasizes to children that “friendship is magic.” But his interest has caused the 9-year-old to be bullied at school; his classmates say his favorite toy is for girls. “They’re taking it a little too far, with punching me, pushing me down, calling me horrible names, stuff that really shouldn’t happen,” Bruce told WLOS News13,...
  • NYC ‘guidelines’ for transgender students could see boys and girls forced to share hotel rooms

    03/12/2014 2:02:54 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/11/14 | Dustin Siggins
    School administrators are to allow students “to participate in accordance with their gender identity consistently asserted at school” during times when students are separated by gender, such as "overnight field trips."