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  • SC teacher had sex with students at alcohol-fueled house party, report says

    08/15/2018 11:26:38 AM PDT · by LiveFreeOrDie2001 · 84 replies
    WBTW News ^ | 8/15/2018 | WBTW
    <p>BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) - Officials say a South Carolina teacher had sex with two students after telling co-workers she had a crush on one of the boys.</p> <p>The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports that the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office released a 147-page report detailing the activities of high school teacher Brittany Whetzel.</p>
  • In this KC-area district, boys and girls will share gender-neutral restrooms

    08/15/2018 8:57:09 AM PDT · by plain talk · 72 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | August 14, 2018 | Mara Rose Williams
    No more separate restrooms for boys and girls, with rows of feet-showing stalls. The North Kansas City school district is going fully gender neutral at two new elementary schools, opening on Wednesday, as well as in a few renovated restrooms in North Kansas City High School and the sixth-grade centers. The bathrooms still have an open alcove area with a common trough sink, but the toilets are enclosed inside individual stalls with floor-to-ceiling walls and lockable doors. A single sign on the wall outside displays both the male and female symbols.
  • Kent State University graduate whose photos with AR-10 went viral to host campus gun rally

    08/14/2018 12:12:50 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies ^ | 8/13/2018 | Emily Bamforth
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Kaitlin Bennett, the Kent State University graduate who gained Internet fame with graduation photos where she posed with an AR-10, will host an open carry rally at the university this fall. Bennett posed with the gun to protest the university's weapons policy. Kent State bans students, staff, faculty and people doing business with the university from carrying "deadly weapons" on its campus, which includes firearms and explosive devices. Since Bennett is no longer a student or person doing business with the university, she is allowed to carry a weapon outside on campus. She will host a rally...
  • Rewriting Russian History

    08/14/2018 12:39:34 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    EuroZine ^ | 2018 | Dagmar Moskwa
    A battle for the future shape of Russia's education system is under way. Not only is the Kremlin increasing its control over what it considers the correct version of the country's history, there are also signs of a gradual ideological turn towards promoting the glorification of Joseph Stalin. In 2015 the 70th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany was celebrated in grand style. During that time, a larger than usual number of Stalin monuments was erected in several cities especially in south-western parts of the country. A 2014 law passed by the Duma introduced a criminal penalty for...
  • Emails Reveal High School Teachers Plotting To Hide Their Political Bias From Parents

    08/07/2018 12:31:00 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies ^ | August 7, 2018 | By Ilya Feoktistov
    he Left is abusing American high school education in its struggle to gain and retain political power. We only found out about this incident by accident. How many more? Shortly after President Trump’s inauguration, a group of public school history teachers in the posh Boston suburb of Newton pledged to reject the “call for objectivity” in the classroom, bully conservative students for their beliefs, and serve as “liberal propagandist[s]” for the cause of social justice. This informal pact was made in an exchange of emails among history teachers at Newton North High School, part of a very rich but academically...
  • Inner-city students do better at Catholic schools

    08/14/2018 12:05:11 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    New research from the Loyola Marymount University School of Education (SOE) shows that inner-city Los Angeles students attending Catholic schools graduate high school at a much higher rate than their peers in comparable public and charter schools. 100 percent of these students, who came from families living at or below the poverty line, graduated high school. 96 percent were accepted into either two- or four-year colleges. Key factors in achieving not only high academic excellence but also character formation boiled down to school climate, personal relationship and tuition assistance, according to interviews with the tracked students. One alumnus spoke of...
  • Why Does It Cost So Much to Educate a Child in America?

    08/13/2018 12:17:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/13/2018 | Paula Bolyard
    We've heard a lot recently about the I Promise School that LeBron James is helping to start in Akron, Ohio, and, in theory, it seems like a good idea: Gather up 240 at-risk students into a school that, in addition to academics, provides "wraparound" services like free breakfast and lunch and an extended school day and school year to keep kids off the streets.The Akron Beacon Journal reports some staggering dollar amounts being poured into the school that will enroll 240 kids. The school, which is public and part of Akron Public Schools, is costing the district nearly $2.9...
  • Emails Show MA High School Teachers Refusing to Hide Anti-Trump Bias

    08/13/2018 6:20:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 13, 2018
    Report: teachers balked at increased objectivity. A group of history school teachers in Massachusetts pledged to reject teaching objectivity while they conspired to hide their anti-Trump prejudice, emails show. The Federalist reported that the Newton North High School teachers were instructed by the principal to show their students different perspectives on issues like gun laws and immigration. Teacher David Bedar accused the president and his supporters of nativism, xenophobia, homophobia, etc. and wrote that he found it difficult to teach other perspectives in early 2017. "Personally, Im finding it really difficult in the current climate to teach kids to appreciate...
  • Senator Murray Statement on Devos Proposal to Abandon Gainful Employment Rule:

    08/10/2018 7:33:25 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) ^ | Aug 10 2018 | U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)
    Washington, D.C. U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement today on the Department of Educations proposal to abandon an Obama Administration-era gainful employment rulewhich would hold predatory career training programs accountable when their students are unable to find jobs that allow them pay back their loans. By its own analysis, the Departments proposal will cost taxpayers $5.3 billion over ten years.
  • Pink Floyd: Just another Brick in the Wall

    08/09/2018 9:24:02 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 36 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1978 | Pink Floyd
    Since the national exercise in child abuse known as public schools reopens next week, I've been thinking of this song. Just another Brick in the Wall
  • Atlanta school drops Pledge of Allegiance, asks students to instead recite 'Wolf Pack Chant'

    08/09/2018 12:55:25 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 9, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    An Atlanta charter school headed into the new school year by telling students and staff not to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in the morning - but instead the "Wolf Pack Chant." Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School announced on Tuesday it will be eliminating the Pledge of Allegiance from its morning agenda to make the institution more inclusive. [Snip] "There are many emotions around this and we want everyone in our school family to start their day in a positive manner. After all, that is the whole purpose of our morning meeting," Zelski said. [Snip] The Atlanta charter school isn't the...
  • Man arrested at New Mexico compound was training kids to commit school shootings

    08/08/2018 11:59:55 AM PDT · by MNDude · 127 replies
    A man who was arrested at a New Mexico compound where 11 children were found abused was training kids to commit school shootings, court documents revealed. Authorities raided the compound on Friday after a monthslong search investigating a 3-year-old boy's disappearance led them to the property, where the children were discovered hungry and living in squalor. On Monday, a child's remains were found on the property, but authorities were working on a positive identification.
  • Lodi Teen Kicked Out Of Class Over NRA Shirt (which didn't violate dress code)

    08/08/2018 1:45:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 8/06/18 | Angela Greenwood
    LODI (CBS13) An angry mother is speaking out after she says a Lodi High School history teacher targeted students wearing T-shirts advertising the National Rifle Association. She was basically being attacked in class, said mother Charlene Craig. Two sophomores were wearing the NRA shirts when they say they were singled out in class by their teacher, who started schooling them on why guns are bad. **SNIP** He basically yelled at her, telling her that she would be writing an essay if she disagreed with him.
  • Colleges: A Force for Evil-How higher education is threatening the future of the country.

    08/07/2018 5:53:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Frontpagaemagazine ^ | August 7, 2018 | Walter Williams
    Many of the nation's colleges have become a force for evil and a focal point for the destruction of traditional American values. The threat to our future lies in the fact that today's college students are tomorrow's teachers, professors, judges, attorneys, legislators and policymakers. A recent Brookings Institution poll suggests that nearly half of college students believe that hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment. Of course, it is. Fifty-one percent of students think that it's acceptable to shout down a speaker with whom they disagree. About 20 percent of students hold that it's acceptable to use...
  • Lumberton ISD to arm teachers with guns

    08/06/2018 11:47:59 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 4 replies
    Beaumont Enterprise ^ | 8/6/2018 | Phoebe Suy
    Following the Santa Fe High School shooting less than 150 miles from Lumberton, where three students were arrested in separate incidents for alleged threats this past school year, the school district has decided to join a handful of Southeast Texas schools arming teachers and staff. "Once, our job was to look at curriculum," said superintendent Gerald Chandler. "Now we have to look at the safety of our schools and ensuring our students can come here to a safe and secure environment." The Lumberton ISD Board of Education adopted the Guardian Plan last month, clearing the way for designated employees to...
  • Rethinking School

    08/06/2018 10:22:05 AM PDT · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 39 replies
    Amazon Books ^ | 2018 | Susan Bauer, Bryan Caplan
    A best-selling expert on education shows how to make the school system work for your child. Our K–12 school system is an artificial product of market forces. It isn’t a good fit for all―or even most―students. It prioritizes a single way of understanding the world over all others, pushes children into a rigid set of grades with little regard for individual maturity, and slaps “disability” labels over differences in learning style. Caught in this system, far too many young learners end up discouraged, disconnected, and unhappy. And when they struggle, school pressures parents, with overwhelming force, into “fixing” their children...
  • The Myth of Campus Diversity

    08/06/2018 7:15:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/06/18 | Dr. Sam Clovis
    A complete lack of intellectual diversity on most college campuses around America For 20 years or so, I had the good fortune of being a college professor. I started out as an adjunct instructor in 1996 teaching in an evening adult education program for a prominent Colorado private university. From that humble beginning, I eventually found myself, at various stages of my academic career, an assistant professor, a department chair, a center director, a tenured full professor and a dean. I plied my wares on many campuses and in various modalities, but for the most part I took my turn...
  • Workers Hardest Hit by Recession Are Joining in Recovery

    08/05/2018 7:47:14 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 3, 2018 | Neson D. Schwartz
    The least educated American workers, who took the hardest hit in the Great Recession, were also among the slowest to harvest the gains of the recovery. Now they are a striking symbol of a strong economy. The unemployment rate for those without a high school diploma fell to 5.1 percent in July, the Labor Department reported Friday, the lowest since the government began collecting data on such workers in 1992. At the economys nadir in the summer of 2009, the unemployment rate for high school dropouts hit 15.6 percent, more than three times the peak unemployment rate for college graduates....
  • Fired Pro-Marriage Prof Who Beat Catholic Univ. in Court: My Return to Teaching Will be Triumphal

    08/03/2018 8:48:10 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/27/18 | Lisa Bourne
    MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin, July 27, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) Professor John McAdams looks forward to his return to the classroom after prevailing in court recently against Marquette University. The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled July 6 that the Catholic University was wrong to suspend the tenured professor over his 2014 post exposing a Marquette graduate instructors efforts to quash one of her undergrad students speech in defense of marriage in her class. The state's Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision. The case gained national attention because of its free speech implications. McAdams has been out of the classroom for seven semesters over...
  • Urban Meyer knew of 2015 domestic abuse allegations against Zach Smith: Report

    08/01/2018 2:43:26 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 58 replies
    Clevland.Com ^ | 81/2018 | Bill Landis
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A report from Brett McMurphy on Wednesday claims that Ohio State coach Urban Meyer knew of a 2015 domestic abuse allegation against former receivers coach Zach Smith, and had knowledge of Smith's alleged history of abuse against his ex-wife, Courtney Smith. Zach Smith was fired by Ohio State on July 23 after McMurphy first reported that 2015 incident, another incident in 2009 in Florida and that Courtney Smith had an order or protection filed against her ex-husband in Delaware, Ohio on July 20. Meyer said last week that he knew of the incident in Florida, when Zach...