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  • Report: School-Issued Computers ‘Spy’ on Children Without Parental Consent

    04/18/2017 4:38:10 AM PDT · by davikkm · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    A new report finds that, under the guise of “personalized learning,” school-issued computer devices — now distributed to one-third of K-12 students in schools across the United States — are serving to collect and store an unprecedented amount of personal data on children without their parents’ notice or consent. A newly released investigation by Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) reveals student use of technology in school has grown at a profound rate, especially with free or low-fee devices issued by schools.
  • 'Communism for Kids' Fails to Make Amazon.com Top 100 Rankings

    04/13/2017 9:23:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 13, 2017 | 10:16 AM EDT | Craig Bannister
    A new book that sells the concept of Communism “in the simple terms of a children’s story” has failed to sell on Amazon.com — except in the category for true believers. “Communism for Kids” by MIT Press “unfolds like a story, with jealous princesses, fancy swords, displaced peasants, mean bosses, and tired workers,” its Amazon.com page explains. […] Scathing customer reviews give the book a rating of only 1.7 out of 5 stars, with comments noting communism has killed “over 60 million people” and asking, “If Communism is so great why are they selling the book. Isn’t that capitalism?” …
  • Buffalo mother arrested after homeschooling children

    02/07/2017 7:31:27 AM PST · by bryan999 · 49 replies
    BUFFALO, N.Y. – A Buffalo mother who withdrew her children from public schools to homeschool them now faces child neglect charges, and her children have been removed from her custody. Single mother Kiarre Harris filed all of the required paperwork with Buffalo City Hall to remove her children from Buffalo Public Schools in early December over concerns about the school system. She also filed the individualized educational program to homeschool her elementary school kids, which she did for several weeks, WKBW reports. “I felt like the system was failing my children and that’s when I made the decision to homeschool,”...
  • Hillary Clinton’s inner Orwell comes out in CREEPY tweet about her plan for our children

    09/16/2016 7:44:39 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 121 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | September 16, 2016 | Frieda Powers
    America, Hillary Clinton wants control of your children. The Democratic presidential nominee sent a collective chill down the spine of many parents in a disturbing Twitter post on Thursday.
  • Let the Children Vote! The Left's Next Battleground

    05/21/2016 9:24:40 AM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 42 replies
    Dave Sussman Blog ^ | May 21, 2016 | Dave Susman
    The Left’s Next Battlefront If you thought the transgender bathroom was the hill upon which the progressive movement would die, get ready for the next outrageous little war the left is waging against common sense. Last week the City of San Francisco passed an amendment (9-2) to lower the voting age to 16 years old. It will appear on this November’s ballot in an effort to expand voting “rights”. It may be tempting to laugh it off as “wacky San Francisco”, but advocates intend to replicate this around the country, and worldwide. Their wishes may be soon granted: Council members...
  • 7th Graders Forced To Deny God Is real, Or Take Failing Grade (video)

    10/27/2015 5:41:35 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 14 replies
    liveleak ^ | 10-27-15
    7th Graders Forced To Deny God Is real, Or Take Failing Grade
  • Federal Government Looking to Feed Public School Students 3 Meals Per Day Year Round

    09/05/2015 11:31:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 71 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 4, 2015 | 1:48 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Tuesday that his agency is looking for “creative ways” to give public school students access to more meals, including a way to provide them breakfast, lunch and dinner year round. “We have focused on efforts to try to figure out ways in which we can expand in those time periods when youngsters may not have access to school meals,” Vilsack said in remarks at the liberal Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. That includes giving students access to meals “across the school day, across the school year and across the calendar year,” he...
  • Welcome to TotCare: Obama's Preschool Takeover

    12/10/2014 7:12:50 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 20 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 12/10/2014 | Michelle Malkin
    The wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round, just like the endless cycles of big, bad government programs to federalize preschool and daycare. On Wednesday, the White House Summit on Early Education will unveil nearly $1 billion in new "investments" to "expand access to high-quality early childhood education to every child in America" from "birth and continuing to age 5." It's a retread of President Obama's 2013 State of the Union school-spending plan, which was a repackaging of his 2011 Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge program. Those Obama initiatives are knockoffs of moldy-old Democratic policy chestnuts, such...
  • Harry Reid: Daycare ‘Isn’t a Luxury; It’s a Necessity’

    03/13/2014 12:24:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 13, 2014 - 5:35 AM | Susan Jones
    “For millions of families in the United States, childcare is their single largest household expense at nearly $15,000 a year,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday in a speech on the Senate floor. “And in an economy where most families have two working parents, childcare isn’t a luxury—it’s a necessity.” The Senate on Thursday is scheduled to vote on a bill that would amend and reauthorize through fiscal year 2020 the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990. The program provides funding to the states for child-care subsidies for low-income families, as well as money to improve...
  • Belgium set to extend right-to-die law to children By

    02/11/2014 12:13:50 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Yahoos ^ | 2-11-14 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG
    BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium, one of the very few countries where euthanasia is legal, is expected to take the unprecedented step this week of abolishing age restrictions on who can ask to be put to death — extending the right to children for the first time .The legislation appears to have wide support in the largely liberal country.
  • Parents upset over ‘game' at middle school that asked questions like ‘Do your parents drink?’

    02/04/2014 9:57:17 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2-4-14 | Will lerner
    The game was called “Cross the Line,” an ironic title because that’s exactly what parents of students at a middle school in Marinette, Wisconsin think the educators did. WLUK Fox 11 News is reporting that Marinette Middle School played the game in which 5th through 8th graders were grouped together and asked to step forward if they had a “yes” answer to questions like, “Do your parents drink?” and “Has anyone in your family been to jail?” It’s unclear who exactly was leading the game. Parent Amanda Fifarek was not happy with the activity, telling WLUK, “It was too personal....
  • 'Children Belong to All of Us,' Common Core Promoter Says; Opponents Are 'Tiny Minority'

    02/03/2014 7:49:36 PM PST · by marshmallow · 59 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 2/3/14 | Napp Nazworth
    "The children belong to all of us," Paul Reville, an education professor at Harvard and former Massachusetts secretary of Education, said Friday in explaining why states should adopt the Common Core State Standards Initiative. "What we're doing at the national level ... is what a lot of our states thought made sense individually. Why should some towns in cities or states have no standards or low standards and others have extremely high standards when the children belong to all of us and would move. And the same logic applies to the nation," he said, making the case for national standards....
  • Panelist at Podesta Think Tank on Common Core: 'The Children Belong to All of Us'

    02/03/2014 9:26:59 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 31 replies
    CNS News ^ | 02/03/2014 | Penny Starr
    In addressing criticism of the Common Core national education standards, a panelist at the Center for American Progress (CAP), a liberal think tank, said critics were a “tiny minority” who opposed standards altogether, which was unfair because “the children belong to all of us.” Reville continued, “Again, the argument about where it came from I think privileges certain sort of fringe voices about federalism and states’ rights, and things of that nature, when really what we’re doing at the national level here now, state by state, is what a lot of our states thought made sense individually.” “Why should some...
  • Dana Loesch On Mandatory Mental Exams For NY Public School Students

    01/18/2014 9:25:43 AM PST · by absentee · 47 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/18/2014 | Caleb Howe
    In New York, a bill has been proposed by Democrat Assemblywoman Margaret Markey that would require all public school students to undergo mental health exams, more than once, in order to attend. Loesch points out how this fits into a larger picture that is forming with Common Core requirements and various state legislatures across the country. Schools are collecting information such as parental political affiliations, firearm ownership, religious affiliations, and other forms of data mining. She also poses the important question of who would pay for this. Is it going to be yet another financial burden for low and middle...
  • Doubts over Common Core

    01/17/2014 2:50:03 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 11 replies
    WashPo ^ | 1/15/14 | George Will
    Viewed from Washington, which often is the last to learn about important developments, opposition to the Common Core State Standards Initiative still seems as small as the biblical cloud that ariseth out of the sea, no larger than a man’s hand. Soon, however, this education policy will fill a significant portion of the political sky. The Common Core represents the ideas of several national organizations (of governors and school officials) about what and how children should learn. It is the thin end of an enormous wedge. It is designed to advance in primary and secondary education the general progressive agenda...
  • Common Core Sexualizes American School Children

    12/18/2013 4:01:19 PM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | December 17, 2013 | Mary Jo Anderson
    Newburgh New York school district yanked a ninth grade book considered by teachers to be “pornographic.” An Arizona mother launched an avalanche of protest that forced Arizona schools to pull an eleventh grade book that portrays teens in a sado-masochistic relationship. A Catholic school superintendent admits there were two first grade books about families—that included pictures of homosexual pairs—listed on the Common Core Catholic Identity Initiative website, a resource for Catholic schools nationwide. These “family” books—The Family Book and Who’s in a Family—were removed from the website after parental protest.Across the nation, in public and Catholic schools, parents and teachers...
  • Global warming will kill us all, warns Common Core-aligned homework

    12/18/2013 7:48:27 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/18/2013 | Robby Soave
    Fifth grade students at Fremont Elementary School in Colorado were assigned a reading passage that describes global warming as a dangerous, man-made phenomenon that will destroy civilization in a few hundred years. The reading assignment was found inside a workbook aligned with the controversial national Common Core curriculum guidelines, and was titled “Homework from the Future.” It tells the fictional story of a visitor to the year 2512 who discovers that the eastern United States is under water and the country’s population greatly reduced, all thanks to man-made global warming:
  • Children Sing Praises of Affordable Care Act

    12/11/2013 6:48:16 PM PST · by garjog · 15 replies
    childrensdefense ^ | Mar 15, 2012 | childrensdefense
  • Common Core Writing Assignment: Think Like a Nazi and Explain Why Jews Are Evil (Video)

    12/08/2013 10:01:31 PM PST · by servo1969 · 106 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-8-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Coming soon to a classroom near you… nazi jew homework A new Common Core writing assignment asks students to think like a Nazi and explain why Jews are evil. This story first broke back in April: The Times Union reported, via Poor Richard’s News: Think like a Nazi, the assignment required students. Argue why Jews are evil. Students in some Albany High School English classes were asked this week as part of a persuasive writing assignment to make an abhorrent argument: “You must argue that Jews are evil, and use solid rationale from government propaganda to convince me of your...
  • Common Core Lesson Teaches Children Obama Is A Messiah

    12/09/2013 4:32:08 PM PST · by raptor22 · 43 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Decemver 8, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Propaganda: A lesson plan for third-graders linked to a controversial federal education initiative makes sure America's next generation does not forget who is the one we have been waiting for. During the Soul Train Awards in 2012, comedian and actor Jamie Foxx exhorted a wildly cheering crowd to "first of all (give) honor to god, and our lord and savior Barack Obama," exhibiting the all-too-widespread hero worship that casts rational thought aside and labels even legitimate criticism as virtual blasphemy. The same cult of personality is creeping into lesson plans and reading materials being created under the guise of the...