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  • Hm: All 15 Charter School Applicants Rejected in NY

    05/23/2015 3:31:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) recently proposed the Parental Choice in Education Act as a way to provide more opportunity for parents in choosing which schools would be the best fit for their children. The legislation would use $70 million in taxpayer money to create an education tax credit for families making $60,000 or less. Parents who qualify could receive up to $500 in a tax credit or refund for each student attending a private school. Among other benefits, it would also encourage more private school scholarships. "This is about fairness and this is about parents choosing the school that is...
  • School Bans Jesus, Bible From Child's Assignment

    05/23/2015 4:46:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Mackenzie Fraiser is 12-years-old. She’s a sixth grader at Somerset Academy, a charter school in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Mackenzie is also a Christian. In February, she was instructed by her technology teacher to create a PowerPoint demonstration about her life. One of the requirements was to include a slide with an inspirational message. So Mackenzie decided to use a Bible verse – specifically John 3:16. That familiar passage reads: “For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” But the teacher had a problem...
  • Controversy over ‘global warming’ in Wyoming school curriculum

    05/23/2015 6:08:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Eagle News ^ | May 22, 2015 | Victor Skinner
    The proposed adoption of $300,000 worth of reading materials for Cody, Wyoming students stalled this week amid criticisms about the curriculum’s “very liberal, very slanted view of the world.” School board and community members spoke out against a slate of proposed materials for K-12 students that cover topics like global warming, evolution and race. The materials are published by education giant Pearson and Boston publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ... that aligns with the national Common Core standards. But many in the community are concerned about how the texts address issues like global warming, which is treated as settled science ......
  • Franklin Graham Speaks Out Against School District's Sex Education as Being 'Poison/'Brainwashing'

    05/22/2015 8:13:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/22/2015 | Samuel Smith
    Leading evangelist Franklin Graham has spoken out against a Virginia school district that's weighing a curriculum change to its family life classes that focus on educating students on the "fluid spectrum" of sexuality, which would include teaching the concept that one's sexuality "evolves" throughout his or her lifetime. The Fairfax County School Board will introduce on Thursday recommendations provided by its Family Life Education curriculum subcommittee suggesting that the school district teach middle and high schools students about transgenderism, gender identity and sexual identity. According to a 28-page recommendation report by the subcommittee, starting in the eighth grade, students in...
  • Common Core teaches kids to 'divide Jerusalem' [Joel 3]

    05/21/2015 2:24:20 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 7 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/20/2015 | LEO HOHMANN
    A Boston University professor has defended to WND his creation of a Common Core-compliant lesson plan that uses role-playing workshops to teach students to sympathize with Hamas, create a Palestinian state and divide the city of Jerusalem. Professor Carl Hobert’s “Whose Jerusalem?” project has been lauded by those at the pinnacle of the education establishment as an important work that will, in the words of Boston University School of Education Dean Hardin Coleman, “help students acquire the skills they need” in conflict resolution “to be successful in the 21st century.” But the role-playing exercises have also come under fire recently...
  • Can Racism Be Stopped in the Third Grade?

    05/20/2015 4:12:56 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 30 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 5/19/2015
    The form arrived in an email attachment on the Friday after winter break.“What is your race?”it asked. And then, beneath that, a Census-style list: “African-American/Black,” “Asian/Pacific Islander,” “Latina/o,” “Multi-racial,” “White,” and “Not sure.” The email, signed by the principal of Fieldston Lower School, urged parents to talk about these categories with their children at home because the next week, in school, the kids would have to check the box that fit them best. “I know there may be some nervous feelings about this program,” the email concluded, but “I am confident that once you hear more details about it …...
  • High schools changing rules for gowns at commencement

    05/17/2015 3:55:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 16, 2015 | Jeremy C. Fox
    For years, Sharon High School parents had help finding their sons and daughters among the sea of gowns on graduation day: boys all sported deep maroon, while girls wore pristine white. But last year, students approached principal Jose Libano with a proposal: end the tradition, which alienated some students. Now, all graduates wear maroon. Around the region, longstanding customs of assigning graduation colors by sex are giving way to new realities, driven by transgender student activists and supportive educators and classmates of all stripes. The change reflects a growing awareness that simple categories of male and female do not fit...
  • Teacher assails practice of giving passing grades to failing students

    05/17/2015 1:58:28 PM PDT · by PROCON · 85 replies
    WAPO ^ | May 17, 2015 | Jay Mathews
    Caleb Stewart Rossiter, a college professor and policy analyst, decided to try teaching math in the D.C. schools. He was given a pre-calculus class with 38 seniors at H.D. Woodson High School. When he discovered that half of them could not handle even second-grade problems, he sought out the teachers who had awarded the passing grades of D in Algebra II, a course that they needed to take his high-level class. There are many bewildering stories like this in Rossiter’s new book, “Ain’t Nobody Be Learnin’ Nothin’: The Fraud and the Fix for High-Poverty Schools,” the best account of public...
  • Too Many Black Students Suspended Leads Oakland Schools to Stop Punishment

    05/17/2015 2:40:14 AM PDT · by dennisw · 122 replies
    truthrevolt ^ | 5.15.2015 | Trey Sanchez 294
    Board members of California's Oakland Unified School District unanimously voted on Wednesday to cease suspending students for what they call "willful defiance." Those behaviors can include swearing/yelling at teachers, refusing direct orders, texting, and storming out of class, to name a few. The reason? Concern that too many black students are being suspended for willful defiance. One sophomore student, Dan'enicole Williams, told the San Francisco Gate, "They never take time out, if someone is sleeping in class, to ask what’s wrong. They may be acting that way because they didn’t eat the night before.” "We’re getting pushed out of schools,”...
  • Shocking video shows American schoolkids running in terror as teacher whips....with belt

    05/17/2015 9:48:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 101 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | 10:13 EST, 17 May 2015 | Alexandra Klausner For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Shocking video shows American schoolkids running in terror as teacher whips 'unruly' children with his belt A group of four boys fighting in their classroom were brutally halted when their teacher took off his belt and started hitting them with it. In shocking cell phone video posted to Live leak on Friday, likely recorded in an American classroom, children can be heard shrieking as the unidentified teacher whips them about three times with his belt. Chairs and tables are overturned, what appear to be middle-school aged boys and girls scream in fear and let out nervous laughter as...
  • Students in Virginia Will be Taught that “There’s No Such Thing as Boys or Girls”

    05/16/2015 10:28:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 69 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | May 16, 2015 | John S. Roberts
    This, at its most basic level, is disgusting and reprehensible.We know how far America – and the Left in particular – have strayed from religion. It’s really sad, and if the trend continues, will ultimately lead to our demise.Ask yourself, why is radical Islam so strong at the moment? The answer: religion.No matter how much radical Islamists have distorted the Quran, religion remains a main tenet of their teachings. In the U.S. today, you can’t turn on a TV show anymore without seeing at least one homosexual character, no doubt because Hollywood liberals want you to believe that out of every 10...
  • The Ten Dumbest Common Core Problems [March 20, 2014]

    05/15/2015 9:41:09 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 69 replies
    National Review ^ | March 20, 2014 | Alec Torres
    Sample questions guaranteed to make your brain hurt in all the wrong places. The Common Core State Standards Initiative is widely denounced for imposing confusing, unhelpful experimental teaching methods. Following these methods, some have created problems that lack essential information or make no sense whatsoever. Some 45 states and the District of Columbia have so far adopted Common Core standards, leaving students all around the United States to puzzle over mysterious logic and language devised in accordance with Common Core’s new methods. Here are eleven Common Core–compliant problems that have caused parents, students, and even teachers to scratch their heads...
  • Union hosts teacher training day about pushing homosexuality in elementary schools

    05/13/2015 1:40:32 PM PDT · by massmike · 13 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 05/13/2015 | Pete Baklinski
    Canada’s largest union of elementary teachers is hosting an event next week aimed at training teachers on how to push homosexuality in kindergarten through grade 8 by creating Gay-Straight-Alliance (GSAs) clubs in schools. “Attend this symposium to find out what others are doing and how you might begin or continue your own school’s GSA journey,” states the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) in its brochure about the May 22-23 event. Teachers attending the event will learn about “LGBTQ community resources and how to use them” in the classroom as well as how to “raise awareness” among children from the...
  • Officials bowed to Obama, allowed teenage boys to use girls’ locker room: Angry parents in Virginia

    05/13/2015 9:27:11 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 85 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/12/15 | Dustin Siggins
    FALLS CHURCH, VA, May 12, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Hundreds of parents accused Fairfax County School Board (FCSB) members of endangering their children and caving to the Obama administration as the school board voted to allow transgender teens to use the locker rooms and bathrooms of the opposite sex.The new policy may also allow transgender teachers to show their gender dysphoria openly in the classroom.The motion to add "gender identity" as a protected class– which passed 10-1, with one abstentation – was sparked by the Obama administration's threat to deny the district $42 million in federal funding.According to FoxNews.com and The...
  • School Choice: The Milwaukee Magnet

    05/11/2015 8:56:07 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 11, 2015 | Nick Kowalski
    When it becomes successful in their own backyards, even die-hard liberals support school choice. “I support [means-tested, not universal] vouchers, I support homeschooling, I support charter schools, I support changes in the traditional system, [and] I support virtual schools,” Dr. Howard Fuller, author of No Struggle, No Progress and former Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent, said recently at an international educational summit in Austin, Texas. “For me it’s about providing low-income and working-class parents with the capacity to choose” among various schooling alternatives. howard fuller book While acknowledging that “[e]very public policy has an upside and a downside,” Fuller believes “the...
  • Scholar: Under New AP Standards, ‘American History Will Not Be About America’ [VIDEO]

    05/09/2015 10:12:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | May 9, 2015 | Ginni Thomas
    Stanley Kurtz, a senior fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center, sees America being fundamentally transformed by a host of pernicious Obama policies, including education initiatives which are nationalizing school curriculum without a single vote. This month, America’s best and brightest high school students will take a controversial new advanced placement U.S. history (APUSH) test crafted by many of the same ideologues — including David Coleman — who birthed the unpopular Common Core standards for math and English. Scholarly critics of the APUSH framework, like Kurtz, are waking up to the dangers of the 70 or more pages of...
  • The Astonishing Reaction of School When 2 Students Wore Chick-fil-A T-Shirts to ‘LGBT Awareness Day’

    05/09/2015 7:07:07 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 98 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 5.9.15 | Mike Miller
    Students at Bangor Area High School in Pennsylvania were encouraged by the school’s Gay-Straight Alliance to wear rainbow-colored T-shirts on Friday of last week in support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues. Instead, two students wore Chick-fil-A T-shirts. Suspensions followed on Monday. But those who were suspended may surprise you: [The school] suspended a group of students for using Twitter during school hours to call out two students wearing Chick-fil-A shirts during a Gay-Straight Alliance event, parents and students said. The suspended students felt the T-shirts were offensive because of widely publicized comments the fast food company’s president and...
  • ACLU asks schools to excuse students involved in riots

    05/09/2015 8:13:18 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 36 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 5/8/2015 | Luke Broadwater
    A coalition of youth and juvenile justice advocates called on the city school system Thursday to refrain from suspending or expelling teenagers arrested in last week's rioting in Baltimore. In the days after the melee outside Mondawmin Mall, which sparked rioting in other parts of Baltimore, city schools CEO Gregory Thornton said that students who participated in the incidents would face consequences. The Coalition to Reform School Discipline -- which includes the American Civil Liberties Union, Maryland Disability Law Center, Advocates for Children and Youth, and Office of the Public Defender -- issued a joint statement asking the school system...
  • HOMESCHOOLERS INTERROGATED ON GUNS, VACCINES

    05/08/2015 8:52:28 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 50 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/7/2015 | LEO HOHMANN
    It all started with an unwanted knock on the door by a government worker and it’s being answered with a $60 million lawsuit. A New Jersey family is suing the state child-protection agency after it allegedly sent a caseworker to their home to interrogate them on everything from their son’s homeschool education to questions about vaccines and guns in the house. Christopher Zimmer and his wife Nicole of Belvidere filed a civil rights complaint in April in U.S. District Court in Trenton alleging “unlawful and unconstitutional home intrusion.” “I won’t forget that morning for a long, long time,” said Christopher...
  • FAIL: ONLY 18 PERCENT OF 8TH-GRADERS PROFICIENT IN US HISTORY

    05/05/2015 5:18:15 PM PDT · by yuffy · 44 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4 May 2015 | by DR. SUSAN BERRY
    Results of the “Nation’s Report Card” released this week by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) show that only 18 percent of 8th-graders are “proficient” or above in U.S. history, and only 23 percent are proficient in civics. Despite hundreds of billions of dollars poured into education programs in the United States via the U.S. Department of Education, the “Nation’s Report Card” states that 8th-graders’ average NAEP scores in U.S. History, Geography, and Civics demonstrated no significant change since 2010 when students were last assessed. In geography, just 27 percent of U.S. 8th-graders performed at or above the proficiency...
  • Unbelievable surveys given to children in Massachusetts -- and schools across America

    05/05/2015 7:54:08 PM PDT · by massmike · 69 replies
    Across Massachusetts – and across America – thousands of schoolchildren are given sexually graphic, psychologically intrusive surveys by the public schools without parents’ knowledge. These surveys also ask youth to reveal their criminal activity, personal family matters, and other intimate issues. This is done in the public middle schools and high schools during school hours. At best, parents are told about the surveys in vague terms, but are rarely allowed read them beforehand. The surveys are “officially” anonymous and voluntary. But they are administered by the teacher in a classroom and (according to teachers we’ve talked to) there is often...
  • First graders exposed to book about transgender boy—without parental notification

    05/04/2015 7:08:09 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 49 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/1/15 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    KITTERY POINT, ME, May 1, 2015, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Parents at one Maine school are upset that children as young as six were exposed to a book promoting transgender issues, in the name of "acceptance."Parents were not only not consulted, they were never even notified of their children's exposure to transgenderism.Horace Mitchell Primary School read the book I Am Jazz to first-grade students. The book is about a boy who identifies as a girl from the age of two, "with a boy's body and a girl's brain." He eventually finds a doctor who tells his parents, "Jazz is transgender."Parents began to...
  • Principal says he was fired for leading volunteer prayer meeting (GA)

    05/03/2015 7:17:12 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 87 replies
    myfoxphilly.com ^ | May 2, 2015
    MERIWETHER COUNTY, Ga. -A Meriwether County high school principal claims he was fired after he prayed with a group of students during a volunteer Christian meeting. Dr. Michael Lehr said he just wants the facts to come out and that he's relying on his faith to get him through this. News Radio 106.7's Nathalie Pozo spoke with several students and parents who are outraged this happened to what they call a kind, dedicated, well respected man. Now, the community is rallying behind him. “It is breaking our hearts its breaking our hearts… because it is not supposed to be like...
  • Pediatric group says kids with lice should go to school

    04/30/2015 1:28:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 30, 2015 | By Amy Graff
    The nation’s leading pediatric group issued new guidelines this week saying that kids with lice should be allowed to stay in school. Many school districts ban students with lice from the classroom until the child has been treated and all the bugs and knits (or eggs) have been removed. Now the American Academy of Pediatrics is encouraging schools to change their policies. The new guidelines read: "Head lice are not a health hazard or a sign of poor hygiene and, in contrast to body lice, are not responsible for the spread of any disease. No healthy child should be excluded...
  • Coming out as (homosexual) in elementary school

    04/30/2015 4:06:43 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 38 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 4/27/2015 | Shannon Keating
    Kate Reese, a 13-year-old living in Reno, Nevada, used to think there was something wrong with her. “I began realizing I wasn’t necessarily straight when I was around 5 or 6,” Reese said. “I saw girls holding hands and thought, I could go for that. Girls were just more interesting.” Reese may have gone quite a few more years thinking that the innocent schoolyard crushes she harbored were indications of her deviance. But she was able to seek the language to describe herself, and assuage her worries, in a way older LGBT people never could — she had the internet.
  • Girl Who Battled Cancer Is Dismissed for Missing School

    04/25/2015 11:08:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 24, 2015
    A 12-year-old Michigan girl who just made it through the biggest fight of her life has been dealt another blow. In August 2012, Rose McGrath, of Battle Creek, was diagnosed with leukemia. But last week, her family received a letter from her school that would turn her world upside down. As CBS affiliate WWMT reports, the letter addressed concerns regarding Rose's attendance and academic performance, and stated that Rose had been dismissed from St. Joseph Middle School. "I didn't do anything wrong, but they still got rid of me," Rose said. screen-shot-2015-04-24-at-11-24-21-am.png Rose McGrath WWMT Rose has been with the...
  • Home schooling was focus of Child Protection investigation, N.J. family says

    04/24/2015 11:00:15 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 51 replies
    NJ.com ^ | April 10, 2015 | Emily Cummins
    BELVIDERE—A Warren County family is suing the state's Division of Child Protection and Permanency for alleged unconstitutional home intrusion and civil rights violations. Christopher Zimmer and his wife Nicole, of Belvidere, filed a civil rights complaint in United States District Court in Trenton yesterday against DCP&P, a DCP&P supervisor and one of its case workers for an alleged "unlawful and unconstitutional home intrusion of their home." "I won't forget that morning for a long, long time," said Mr. Zimmer, thinking back to a Tuesday morning in January that began with a caseworker pounding on their door. .... Mr. Zimmer said...
  • Jacob's Journey: Life as a Transgender 5-Year-Old

    04/21/2015 6:43:21 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 68 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Kate Snow
    When Jacob Lemay invites you into his bedroom, he wants to give the full tour. He'll show you his books, the planets and stars on the wall, his bunk bed and the stuffed animals he's lined up all in a row. "This one is Chase, and that one is Zizzy," he says in the voice of a confident five-year-old. "And that one is Biscuit, and that one is Zarzo, and that one is Cheety, and that one is Snowflake, and that one is Fuzz." Jacob is a happy, healthy, well-adjusted pre-schooler. He has two sisters — one older and one...
  • Teachers Barred From Giving Students Free Bibles at Okla. School After Atheists Threaten Lawsuit

    04/16/2015 11:21:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/16/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    A public school district in Oklahoma has agreed to stop allowing for the distribution of Bibles following threatened legal action from an atheist organization. Duncan Public Schools sent a letter to the American Humanist Association in response to a complaint leveled against an elementary school teacher who distributed several Gideon Bibles to her students. Scott W. Stone, legal counsel for Duncan Schools, explained to the AHA's legal arm the Appignani Humanist Legal Center that actions were being taken in response to their complaint. "All teachers and administrators in the district are being advised that they are not permitted to distribute...
  • Gay Agenda Hijacking America's Classrooms With 'Day of Silence'

    04/16/2015 12:25:35 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 4-16-15 | Deborah Hamilton
    American Family Association (AFA) is alerting parents about the upcoming "Day of Silence," sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), which urges teen students to practice homosexual activism in the public school classroom on Friday, April 17. On this day, AFA reported in an Action Alert yesterday to its 1 million friends and supporters, thousands of public high schools and an increasing number of middle schools will allow students to remain silent throughout an entire day—even during instructional time—to promote GLSEN's socio-political goals. "Parents must actively oppose this hijacking of the classroom for political purposes," said AFA...
  • 4th Grader Destroys Common Core By Asking School Board One Question

    04/13/2015 11:13:49 AM PDT · by walford · 107 replies
    Mad World News ^ | March 29, 2015 | Dom the Conservative
    Sydney Smoot might look like your average 4th grade girl, but she has taken such a bold stand against Common Core that she received a standing ovation from adults at least three times her age. The spunky student from Brooksville Elementary in Florida could barely reach the podium when she stood before the Hernando County School Board this month, but her presence could not have been clearer.Immediately addressing school officials, little Sydney never muddled her words as she described the dangerous impact that state standardized testing is having on students. “This testing looks at me as a number. One...
  • School settles ‘sextortion’ suit after allegations boys pressured girls for nude photos

    04/13/2015 6:44:32 AM PDT · by don-o · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 12, 2015
    An Oregon school district has agreed to pay $225,000 to three girls who claimed in a lawsuit they were bullied into sending nude photos of themselves to boys at their middle school. The girls alleged in a 2013 “sextortion” lawsuit against the Clatskanie School District that the boys traded the embarrassing pictures like baseball cards and that school officials told them to “suck it up” when they complained. “I feel like it made me have to fight battles I shouldn’t have to fight, especially at such a young age, but I feel it made me stronger,” one of the girls,...
  • School Writing Assignment: 'Pretend You Are a Muslim'

    04/15/2015 11:47:36 AM PDT · by PROCON · 40 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | April 15, 2015
    High school students in Wisconsin were asked to pretend that they were Muslims for a 10th grade World History writing assignment. Union Grove High School teacher Beth Urban asked students to write a five paragraph essay in which they pretend they are a Muslim male or female in the U.S. "Give three examples of what you do daily for your religion and any struggles you face," Urban instructed.
  • High School Writing Assignment: 'Pretend You Are a Muslim' (10th Grade World History Class)

    04/15/2015 11:44:44 AM PDT · by drewh · 54 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | April 15, 2015 7:58AM | by Fox News Insider
    High school students in Wisconsin were asked to pretend that they were Muslims for a 10th grade World History writing assignment. Union Grove High School teacher Beth Urban asked students to write a five paragraph essay in which they pretend they are a Muslim male or female in the U.S. "Give three examples of what you do daily for your religion and any struggles you face," Urban instructed. The assignment has some questioning why this is part of a World History class and also if similar assignments were given for other religions. "I wonder if any of the kids who...
  • How schools are training our kids to reject moral truth

    04/11/2015 2:58:22 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 40 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/10/15 | John Stonestreet
    April 10, 2015 (BreakPoint.org) -- Already this year, we’ve seen a lot of evil: suicide bombings, the attacks in Paris, religious persecution, Boko Haram and ISIS. These have all outraged the world—and rightly so. But here’s a question worth pondering: will our kids be able to recognize evil when they see it? Do they even believe in moral facts?Well, that’s the question one educator asked recently in The New York Times after making a surprising discovery about what his child was learning in school.Justin McBrayer, an associate professor of ethics at Fort Lewis College, says he couldn’t figure out why...
  • Third Graders Ordered to Write Get Well Wishes to Cop-Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

    04/09/2015 3:56:06 PM PDT · by kingattax · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 9, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Last week third grade children in New Jersey were recently told to write get well wishes to cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. The teacher behind the letter writing campaign wrote “The mind of a child is where the revolution begins.”
  • Obama: Ban Parents from Having Children Counseled Not to be ‘LGBTQ+’

    04/09/2015 6:57:12 AM PDT · by xzins · 318 replies
    CNS ^ | April 8, 2015
    President Barack Obama, through a statement posted Wednesday night on the White House website by adviser Valerie Jarrett, backed legislation that would ban parents from having their children counseled not to be what Jarrett called "LGBTQ+". “As part of our dedication to protecting America’s youth, this Administration supports efforts to ban the use of conversion therapy for minors,” Jarrett said in the White House statement. “Conversion therapy generally refers to any practices by mental health providers that seek to change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity,” said the statement. “Often, this practice is used on minors, who lack the...
  • Elementary school teacher accused of taking photos up girl's skirt

    04/08/2015 6:54:50 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    abc 7 ^ | 4-8-2015 | Natasha Barrett
    PEARLAND, Tex -- The allegations involve an eight-year-old girl in the second grade at Laura Bush Elementary School. A witness says he saw the whole thing. The little girl was sitting at what's called a 'guided reading' table. In court documents we uncovered, the witness says, he "observed (the teacher) take his iPhone ... hold it underneath the skirt of the victim." It also says that the teacher, "destroyed the iPhone after realizing he had been caught." But, it didn't end there. Court paperwork reveals the teacher "broke the phone by snapping it in half and throwing it into a...
  • Educators Convicted in School Cheating Scandal [GA]

    04/01/2015 1:25:10 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 22 replies
    NYT ^ | April 1, 2015 | Alan Blinderapril
    In a major victory for prosecutors, a number of Atlanta educators were found guilty on Wednesday for their roles in public schools cheating scandal, bringing a close to a half-decade drama that tarnished a major school district’s reputation and raised questions nationwide about the wisdom of pushing educators to improve students’ standardized test scores. On their eighth day of deliberations, the jurors convicted 11 of the 12 defendants of racketeering, a felony that could put them in prison for decades. Many of the defendants — a mixture of teachers, testing coordinators and administrators — were also convicted of lesser charges,...
  • 54-Pound, 7-Year-Old Girl Sent Home from School with a Note Saying Her BMI Is Too High

    03/28/2015 4:33:21 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 41 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | march 27, 2015 | rick moran
    Kylee Moss, a 7-year-old-girl from Belton, Missouri, was sent home from school with a note to her mother saying that the 54-pound child’s Body Mass Index (BMI) was too high. Aside from the idiocy of using a discredited measurement for body fat, what are these administrators thinking? Obviously, they’re not. If they had two working brain cells, they would take one look at this kid and realize the stupidity of believing their “measurements.”
  • Illinois Public Schools Can Demand Students’ Social Networking Accounts and Passwords at Will

    03/28/2015 5:58:02 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 82 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-28-2015 | Jim Hoft
    O’Fallon Superintendent Dr. Darcy G. Benway recently sent this letter out to parents. Dear Parents and Guardians:Pursuant to Illinois School Code (105 ILCS 75/15), OTHS is required to notify parents/guardians that we may request or require a student to provide a password or other related account information in order to gain access to the student’s account or profile on a social networking website if the district has reasonable cause to believe that the student’s account on a social networking website contains evidence that the student has violated a disciplinary rule or policy.This email serves as that notification.Thank you.Dr. Darcy G....
  • Surprise: High school students return after weekend to find male teacher now living as a woman

    03/27/2015 11:16:47 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 103 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/27/15 | Kirsten Andersen
    CHINO, CA, March 27, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- Southern California’s Chino High School is facing outrage from parents and students alike after school administrators decided to keep secret a teacher’s plan to undergo a sex change in the middle of the school year.The teacher in question, 32-year-old Michael Swager, showed up at work dressed and made up as a woman the morning of March 16, after eight years of teaching chemistry at the school as a man.  The teacher informed students that the 6’6”, 300 lb. man they once knew as “Michael” was now a woman, and told them they should...
  • Dumbing Down The World

    01/31/2015 4:01:24 PM PST · by OddLane · 4 replies
    FEE ^ | January 27, 2015 | Mike Reid
    Public education has been a slowly degenerating disaster throughout the West, and now it seems we’re exporting it to the rest. At a United Nations meeting 15 years ago, the world’s governments agreed on the goal of enrolling every child on the planet in primary schooling by this year. Indeed, they have nearly succeeded, with 2014’s reports indicating that 90 percent of children in developing regions now attend primary school. Presumably, the numbers for developed countries are above 95 percent. But strangely, this lofty plan did not say anything about the quality of the schooling into which we have now...
  • Boy Got a Haircut Like His Military Step-Brother, School Suspended Him

    03/28/2015 7:46:30 AM PDT · by Salman · 137 replies
    Reason ^ | Mar. 27, 2015 | Robby Soave
    There is nothing quite like the petty despotism of the public school system. A boy from McMinnville, Tennessee, was suspended after coming to Bobby Ray Memorial Elementary School with a haircut deemed inappropriate by the principal. It was a "high and tight" military-style haircut that the boy had requested so that he would look more like his step-brother, an active-duty soldier. The principal did not budge, leaving the boy's mother no choice but to shave his head so that he could come back to school.
  • High School's "American Pride" Dance Deemed "Offensive" because it Celebrates America, is Cancelled

    03/24/2015 6:38:08 AM PDT · by rightistight · 46 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/24/15 | Aurelius
    An “American pride” dance at Lexington High School in Massachusetts was cancelled because it celebrates the United States. Specifically, it promotes the US exclusively and school administrators deemed it offensive. The United States, school officials stated, shouldn’t be given special consideration in the school. “Given the diverse demography of our community,” Assistant Superintendent Carol Pilarski explained, “it was suggested by the advisers that the students come maybe national pride theme [sic] so they could represent their individual nationalities.” Many students and teachers were surprised and dismayed by the school’s decision to cancel the dance.
  • Somali Muslims Swarm (MN) School, Force Lockdown After Somali Posts ISIS-Supportive Picture

    03/24/2015 7:41:35 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 24 Mar 2015 | Katie McHugh
    Shockingly, a fight broke out between Somali Muslim students on Friday, two days after a student posted a social media image of a wheelchair-bound girl whom posters claimed to be affiliated with the Islamic State (ISIS). A student is reportedly being “disciplined” for the photo–meaning he or she will be given a reprimand and will be allowed to roam society freely without restriction or inhibition after inciting jihad against America. Jeff Oxton of the St. Cloud Police Department reassured media that the angry, alien mob will not be punished, and police were on hand not to arrest lawbreakers, but to “keep the situation calm”...
  • Students react to undercover drug bust at Reno County schools

    03/21/2015 11:14:12 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    KAKE.com ^ | 03/21/2015
    RENO COUNTY, Kan. -- Students at Hutchinson, Nickerson, and Buhler thought they had a new classmate, but it turns out he was an undercover officer with the Reno County Sheriff's Department to crack down on drugs. Over the past two and a half weeks, six people, including four minors, were arrested for drug offenses including selling LSD and marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school, sale of prescription drugs and unlawful use of a communication device. The investigation started about five months ago after several teens overdosed on drugs. Students in Hutch say drugs aren't hard to find at school....
  • Idaho Parents Pull Their Daughter From School When They Learn What’s Happening In The Bathroom

    03/21/2015 4:07:05 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 77 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | march 21, 2015 | jennifer van laar
    When some Idaho parents learned last week that a transgendered student was sharing the same bathroom with their teenage daughter, the news didn’t sit well with them. Jacob Smith and Pauline Adams approached the Boise school district, concerned for their daughter’s privacy and safety. According to KIVI-TV: “The Boise School District explains that under federal law, the district is required to provide access to public facilities consistent with the student’s gender identity.”
  • New York High School Tells Kids to Pledge Allegiance to “One Nation Under Allah.”

    03/20/2015 7:12:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/20/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    What a Nation under Allah looks like Who needs ISIS when you’ve got lefty educrats with the same agenda? Making some parents furious, a Pine Bush, New York high school courted controversy by teaching kids to recite our national Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic even changing “one nation under god” to “one nation under Allah.”The morning’s regularly scheduled announcements included the Arabic reading of the pledge. According to students, the announcement was greeted by catcalls and angry denunciations in classrooms throughout the school by students who felt the reading was inappropriate.The reading became the subject of angry talk throughout the...
  • One nation under Allah: Fury after school recites pledge in Arabic

    03/19/2015 4:17:08 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 22 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 19, 2015 | By Todd Starnes
    Students at Pine Bush High School in Pine Bush, New York, knew right away there was something not quite right about the Pledge of Allegiance. That’s because the pledge was being recited in Arabic. “One nation under Allah,” the student body president announced over the intercom system on Wednesday. Reaction in the upstate New York high school was swift, and so was the backlash, The Times Herald-Record reports. Furious students tried to shout down the recitation in their classrooms. Other students sat down in protest. School Superintendent Joan Carbone told the newspaper that the Arabic pledge “divided the school in...