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  • The Inconvenient Truth About the Democratic Party

    05/24/2017 4:43:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 2 replies
    Prager U via Youtube ^ | 05/22/17 | PragerU
    When you think about racial equality and civil rights, which political party comes to mind? The Republicans? Or, the Democrats? Most people would probably say the Democrats. But this answer is incorrect.
  • Video released of teacher kissing student in classroom

    05/23/2017 4:29:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies ^ | May 23, 2017 | Gary Detman
    BOCA RATON, Fla. (CBS12) — *Warning- video includes content that people may find inappropriate* The video evidence against a teacher accused of kissing students in his classroom has been released by Boca Raton police. Just last week, 28-year-old Brian Kornbluth pleaded guilty to a charge of battery in the case.
  • Teacher on Leave After Snapchat Rant About Prom Overspending

    05/23/2017 12:14:33 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 40 replies
    Yahoo Style ^ | 5/23/2017 | Maggie Parker
    Between the dresses and tuxedos, the tickets, and the ride, it’s easy to spend a lot of money on prom. One teacher who noticed that people were splurging on prom as opposed to, say, school supplies, expressed her opinion about it publicly — and is now being punished. On May 12, Caitlin Cormack, a middle school teacher in Bedford, Ohio, took to Snapchat to express her frustration with students and parents choosing to overspend on prom but not on school supplies or a tutor. “These damn kids and parents … not enough money for school supplies or passing grades but...
  • Teacher: Special ed students sexually harassed me, then I got fired

    05/23/2017 9:03:26 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 23, 2017 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Michigan teacher claims she was fired after school administrators ignored her reports that she was being sexually harassed by special education students — including one teen whose lewd behavior “creeped [her] out.” Melissa Sawicki, 36, filed a lawsuit in US District Court in Bay City in September, alleging sexual discrimination and retaliation for protected activity on behalf of Bay City Public Schools and the district’s Board of Education, reported on Tuesday.
  • Father Corapi On socialism

    05/23/2017 8:28:26 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 4 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Fr John Corapi
    An EWTN video on Socialism in America & the Western World
  • 10 hospitalized with botulism tied to nacho cheese sauce (Gas Station Nachos)

    05/22/2017 12:26:48 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-21-2017 | Dakin Andone
    The Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement last week that the cause of the illness "appears to be prepared food, particularly nacho cheese sauce" from a gas station in Walnut Grove. Botulism is a rare illness caused by nerve toxins released from bacteria, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Symptoms can include blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech and paralysis, among others. Some cases can be fatal.
  • Anyone know about "Charles Bonnet Syndrome"? (Vanity)

    05/21/2017 7:19:36 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 56 replies
    My wonderful step-father (WW2 Vet) is experiencing delusions. He has Macular Dejeneration and Dementia. Noticed, today, he thinks people are "in the household ". Very agitated. Talked to many "people" in the room.
  • Students Walk Out During Mike Pence Commencement Speech

    05/21/2017 12:16:02 PM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 79 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 5/21/17
    Notre Dame, IN - A group of graduating students walked out during Vice President Mike Pence's commencement speech at the University of Notre Dame on Sunday.
  • Student says teacher chased her around room, hugged her after she said ‘no’

    05/21/2017 10:28:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies ^ | May 19, 2017 | Carla Field
    GREER, S.C. — A 51-year-old middle school teacher has resigned after being accused of inappropriately touching a student, according to a release from Greer police. Police arrested Edwin Thomas, of Greenville, on Friday on a charge of third-degree assault and battery. A police incident report said a Greer Middle School student reported that during the week prior to spring break, Thomas cornered her in a classroom and told her what a great student she was. Other students told Thomas that the girl “needed a hug,” the report says.
  • Woodland Hills Employee Accused Of Assaulting Teen Headed To Trial

    05/20/2017 8:33:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies ^ | May 18, 2017 | By Ralph Iannotti
    RANKIN (KDKA) — A Woodland Hills School District employee is headed to trial on charges he allegedly physically assaulted a student. After his preliminary hearing on Wednesday, 50-year-old Joseph Golden III, of Verona, shielded his face from TV cameras when he came out of the courtroom Thursday. He’s been ordered to stand trial on charges of simple assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Golden was a faculty member at the Woodland Hills Promise Alternative School in Rankin. He has been suspended. His job description was a behavioral specialist. **VIDEO ON LINK***
  • Teachers give student with ADHD 'Most Likely to Not Pay Attention' award

    05/20/2017 6:18:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    wsbtv ^ | May 20, 2017 | Lori Wilson
    ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. - Two middle school teachers are out of their jobs after giving an award to an eighth-grade student. A student at Memorial Middle School in Conyers, who has ADHD, was given the "Most Likely to Not Pay Attention" award at a school assembly this week. Some parents said the award is insensitive and the teachers should have known that it was not right. "Teachers are supposed to know what conditions their students have, and then to give them an award, that's totally ridiculous," parent Cheryl Davis said.
  • What does anybody make of this? (Vanity)

    05/20/2017 12:38:06 AM PDT · by MacMattico · 41 replies
    This afternoon I logged on to my daughter's college account and found out grades had come out. I was very excited to see that she had received a 3.75 and was very happy for her. I showed her and the entire family and we went out to celebrate (dinner). I shared my happiness via Facebook. Tonight I went back on to pay a fee that I had noticed earlier was yet unpaid and her grades are completely different! She has one A, a B, two C's and a D! I don't have any clue how this is possible. One of...
  • Love Free Republic

    05/19/2017 7:35:59 PM PDT · by djstex · 17 replies
    httpme | 5-19-2017 | Djstex
    Free Republic is the Best! Thank You Mr. Robinson. This has been my place to go for Years!
  • Parents frustrated over proposed schedule changes for Seattle Public School students

    05/19/2017 5:09:58 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 14 replies
    KIRO 7 ^ | 19 MAY 2017 | SIEMNY KIM
    Some parents are frustrated by proposed schedule changes for Seattle Public School students. “I find this really heartbreaking,” Corinne Crabs said. The district wants to add 20 minutes to the school day by starting school 10 minutes earlier and ending 10 minutes later. On top of that, it’s proposing a change from a three tier to a two tier system, which means her kids, in high school and middle school, wouldn't get out until almost four in the afternoon.
  • Attorney General orders charter school to stop punishing students for hairstyles

    05/19/2017 4:58:14 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 10 replies
    WCVB.COM ^ | 19 MAY 2017 | WCVB.COM
    MALDEN, Mass. — The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office ordered a Malden charter school to immediately stop punishing students for wearing hairstyles the school said violated its dress code. In a four-page letter sent to the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School, the attorney general's office called the code discriminatory and unfairly enforced. The office said the school's policy "included a number of prohibitions that are either unreasonably subjective or appear to effectively single out students of color." The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts filed a complaint Monday with the state’s education department calling for the elimination of a policy that...
  • Judge dismisses 'clock boy' lawsuit (truncated)

    05/19/2017 9:07:15 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5/19/17 | By KAILEEN GAUL
    A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by Ahmed Mohamed's father, saying the family will not get a payout from the city of Irving, Texas or the school district for the 'clock boy' scandal, has learned. On September 14, 2015, 14-year-old Ahmed gained national attention when his high school teacher suspected he brought a bomb to school.
  • Asking for some advice - university officials pressuring me regarding FR and FB posts

    05/19/2017 7:08:01 AM PDT · by Chengdu54 · 88 replies
    I'm a professor who often posts here and on FB. Two university officials are coming to my office today to speak with me about my posts. I told them this is a free speech issue. Feeling like I need legal advice. This is a public university. Advice? Moral support?
  • Word For The Day - SCINTILLA

    05/19/2017 6:15:02 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies ^ | 05-19-2017 | Red Badger
    ................It’s FRIDAY!................... In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of “Word for the Day”. scintilla scin·til·la noun - literary Synonyms ace, bit, crumb, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, hint, lick, little, mite, nip, ounce, peanuts, ray, particle, scruple, shade, shadow, shred, skosh, smack, smell, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), snap, soupçon, spark, spatter, speck, splash, spot, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, tad, touch, trace Related Words hoot, iota, jot, minim, minimum, modicum, semblance, syllable, tittle, vestige, whit; atom, dot, fleck, flyspeck, grain, granule, molecule, morsel,...
  • Ann Coulter Is Worried The ‘Trump-Haters Were Right’

    05/15/2017 5:54:42 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 127 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5-14-2017 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Uhhhh. I’m not very happy with what has happened so far. I guess we have to try to push him to keep his promises. But this isn’t North Korea, and if he doesn’t keep his promises I’m out. This is why we voted for him. I think everyone who voted for him knew his personality was grotesque, it was the issues. I hate to say it, but I agree with every line in my friend Frank Bruni’s op-ed in The New York Times today. Where is the great negotiation? Where is the bull in the china shop we wanted? That...
  • Skirts for boys at private Highgate School under plans for gender-neutral uniform

    05/14/2017 6:21:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    telegraph ^ | May 14, 2017 | Olivia Rudgard
    A north London private school has drawn up plans to introduce gender-neutral uniforms in response to a growing number of pupils questioning their gender identity. Highgate school currently has an option for girls to wear a grey pleated skirt, but the school is consulting on a mix-and-match uniform policy which will not specify a different requirement for boys and girls. Girls can currently wear grey trousers or skirts as well as the dark blue jackets and ties which make up the rest of the uniform. Boys may not wear a skirt and also have to wait until they are 16...