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  • Public School Principal Berates Christian Student; Calls the Bible a “Work of Fiction” and says

    04/29/2017 9:26:32 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 117 replies
    constitution.com ^ | April 28, 2017 | Onan Coca
    Zach Ruff is an assistant principal in Downington, Pennsylvania and he really doesn’t like people who are pro-life, or Christian. Like, not at all. On Wednesday, one of Ruff’s students, 16-year old Conner Haines, decided to express his opinion that abortion was wrong on the PUBLIC sidewalk that runs in front of his High School. Conner was joined by his 19-year old sister and the two held pro-life signs while telling passers-by that abortion was a murder but that they could find forgiveness in Jesus. Soon after they began their completely legal demonstration, Ruff appeared and the situation immediately grew...
  • Assistant High School Prinicipal Tells Teenage Abolitionists to Go to Hell Where Aborted Babies Are

    04/27/2017 6:11:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 51 replies
    /theliberator.news ^ | April 27, 2017 | STAFF
    DOWNINGTOWN, Pa — An assistant principal at Downingtown STEM Academy has been placed on administrative leave after a video captured him screaming and cursing at two teenage abolitionists outside the school Friday afternoon. Sixteen-year-old Conner Haines and his 19-year-old sister Lauren went to the school to talk to students about the abortion holocaust and share the Gospel with them. Abolitionists frequently take signs and literature to the public sidewalks outside high schools as part of Project Frontlines, a nationwide effort to expose high school students to the evil of abortion, challenge their worldviews, and show the way of salvation from...
  • Boone teacher photographed wearing anti-Trump jacket at school

    04/23/2017 10:18:43 AM PDT · by kevcol · 45 replies
    Charleston Gazette-Mail ^ | April 18, 2017 | Ryan Quinn
    A Boone County school teacher says she let students Thursday see and one student photograph her at school wearing a jacket saying “Tuck Frump,” with letters composing the f-word highlighted in white. Cheryl Judy, who’s now receiving backlash online, said she only briefly revealed the anti-President Trump statement at school to about six to eight high school students. . . . She said she’s been a West Virginia public school teacher for about 23 years, 13 or 14 of those in Boone. She said she’s also the secretary for the Boone branch of the American Federation of Teachers, one of...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Former Tennessee teacher is arrested and his 15-year-old student is found safe...

    04/20/2017 11:05:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 20, 2017 | Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: BREAKING NEWS: Former Tennessee teacher is arrested and his 15-year-old student is found safe in northern California Former Tennessee teacher Tad Cummins was arrested in northern California overnight and 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas whom he was alleged to have kidnapped was found safe. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation broke the news in a tweet shortly before noon local time on Thursday and promised to release additional details during a press conference scheduled for 3pm. Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kelly Giordano in California said Cummins' Nissan Rogue was found Wednesday night near the Oregon border. Scroll down for video
  • Democrats Ask Teachers To Destroy Books Written By ‘Climate Deniers’

    04/05/2017 6:06:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/4/2017 | Andrew Follett
    Three senior House Democrats asked U.S. teachers Monday to destroy a book written by climate scientists challenging the environmentalist view of global warming. The Democrats were responding to a campaign by the conservative Heartland Institute copies of the 2015 book, “Why Climate Scientists Disagree About Global Warming” to about 200,000 science teachers. Democratic Reps. Bobby Scott of the Committee on Education, Raúl M. Grijalva of the Committee on Natural Resources, and Eddie Bernice Johnson of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology all issued a statement telling teachers to trash the book. “Public school classrooms are no place for anti-science...
  • Democrats protest after schools sent material that questions climate change

    04/03/2017 1:24:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 3, 2017 | By JOHN SICILIANO
    A group of top House Democrats banded together Monday to condemn a political group for disseminating books skeptical of climate change to public high schools. "Lying to children about the world we live in to further corporate polluter profits is cruel," said Rep. Raul Grijalva, ranking member of the House Natural Resources Committee. "If climate deniers think our public schools are the right place for their propaganda, they need to be exposed in no uncertain terms." The group in question, the Heartland Institute, is a long-time climate change skeptic, and in recent weeks it has been emboldened by President Trump's...
  • Zero tolerance craziness on guns: 5-Year-Old Girl Suspended From Kindergarten

    03/29/2017 10:44:47 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 53 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | March 29, 2017 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    The video above is from Fox & Friends. The question is: Why do public schools so want to terrify students about guns? Here is the text of a short op-ed that Dr. John Lott wrote for the Los Angeles Times in 2001. The piece is as relevant now as it was then. . . . Here is a local TV station story from North Carolina: HOKE COUNTY (WTVD) — A local mother is outraged after her 5-year-old daughter was suspended from school because of a stick that resembled a gun. Caitlin Miller returned to school Tuesday after her one-day suspension....
  • Single mother who dressed up as dad so she could go with her little girl, 6, to her father-.....

    03/28/2017 5:25:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 241 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 28, 2017 | Maxine Shen For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Single mother who dressed up as dad so she could go with her little girl, 6, to her father-daughter dance is BANNED from the event A single mom dressed up like a man so that she could take her six-year-old daughter to her highly-anticipated father-daughter school dance — but the school's principal refused to let them attend. Knowing how much her daughter, Gracie, wanted to attend the dance even though her father was out of the picture, Amy Peterson, of Henry County, Georgia, decided she'd take her daughter to the dance. The conform to the dance's theme though,...
  • Missing teen, ex-teacher may be in Mexico: Officials

    03/28/2017 12:37:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    abcnews ^ | march 28, 2017 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    This morning, Brent Cooper, district attorney for Maury County, Tennessee, asked members of the public to share the Amber Alert with friends and family in Mexico and Central America, adding that Mexican law enforcement was notified of the Amber Alert and "it's possible that's where they are." Cooper said Cummins "planned this in such a way that he had a 24-hour head start ... easily enough time for him to make it to Mexico."
  • K-12: No Joy In Reading. That's the Plan.

    03/24/2017 11:21:34 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 68 replies
    americanthinker ^ | March 24, 2017 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    If you look at how reading is taught in the U.S., children are taught stupidly and then some. Every technique that will make reading difficult and unpleasant is employed. To start with, Sight-words are the worst way to start. Instead of learning letters and the sounds they represent, children memorize graphic designs. Rudolf Flesch said that eleven studies had been conducted; all found that phonics is superior. (So the Education Establishment has always known that if you want a society to have low literacy, you will promote Sight-words. And that is what they relentlessly do.) Children who rely entirely on...
  • NINE male high school athletes in Texas charged with 'holding down at least 10 other boys.....

    03/28/2017 9:11:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 91 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 27, 2017 | Associated Press and Dailymail.com Reporter
    FULL TITLE: NINE male high school athletes in Texas charged with 'holding down at least 10 other boys and sexually assaulting them with Coke bottles, steel pipes and baseball bats' Nine Texas high school students - seven of them juveniles - have been charged after they allegedly sexually assaulted other boys with objects including bottles and even baseball bats. The students - all of whom are or were athletes - have been charged with allegations going back as far as 2014, La Vernia police Chief Bruce Ritchey said Monday. More arrests are likely to follow, he added. Police are not...
  • Abducted student, 15, was forced to hide from teacher, 50, after he began showing up to her.....

    03/27/2017 12:53:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 27, 2017 | Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Abducted student, 15, was forced to hide from teacher, 50, after he began showing up to her work unannounced reveals her tearful sister in emotional family interview The family of a 15-year-old Tennessee high school student who was last seen on March 13 shared shocking new claims about the girl's relationship with her teacher in an emotional interview with Good Morning America. The sister of Elizabeth Thomas fought back tears as she revealed that Tad Cummins, 50, had begun showing up unannounced at her sister's work shortly before the pair disappeared together, and that his last visit had...
  • Charlotte schools drop plan to teach book about a boy who wears dresses after sparking a furious...

    03/27/2017 12:44:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 27, 2017 | Chris Summers For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Charlotte schools drop plan to teach book about a boy who wears dresses after sparking a furious backlash from protesters who claimed they were indoctrinating children A picture book about a boy who wears dresses has been dropped from the curriculum of schools in North Carolina after it triggered a stream of protests from concerned parents. Schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area were due to teach Jacob's New Dress, by Sarah and Ian Hoffman, to first-graders as part of a lesson designed to discourage bullying. In the book teachers encourage children in a classroom to put on costumes and...
  • Tennessee law could protect suspected kidnapper of Elizabeth Thomas

    03/26/2017 11:42:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    whnt ^ | march 27, 2017 | Chelsea Brentzel
    COLUMBIA, Tenn. - A Tennessee District Attorney told WHNT the man believed to have kidnapped 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas could walk away with only a misdemeanor. Investigators have repeatedly said it doesn't matter if the teen willingly left with 50-year-old Tad Cummins. However, Tennessee law doesn't necessarily reflect that statement. In fact, whether or not she went willingly will play a huge role in determining whether or not the District Attorney can prove kidnapping.
  • Cover-up? Did kidnapper’s wife, an admin assistant at school office, know of pervy husband’s.....

    03/26/2017 9:23:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    crimeonline.com ^ | march 22, 2017 | Leigh Egan
    FULL TITLE: Cover-up? Did kidnapper’s wife, an admin assistant at school office, know of pervy husband’s indiscretions with student? AMBER Alert teen, 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas, is still missing and likely with her former teacher, Tad Cummins, 50. Jill Cummins, Tad’s wife, was apparently working an administrative assistant at the school district’s central office when her husband was reprimanded for having an inappropriate relationship with Elizabeth. Jason Whatley, lawyer for Elizabeth’s father, Anthony Thomas, revealed that even after Tad Cumming was written up for having an inappropriate relationship at school with Elizabeth, he continued to work at the Culleoka Unit High...
  • Missing teen went on field trip with her alleged kidnapper

    03/25/2017 10:54:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    WSMV ^ | march 24, 2017 | Carley Gordon
    COLUMBIA, TN (WSMV) - The Maury County Public School district is promising better communication as it copes with the disappearance of 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas. nvestigators believe Thomas was kidnapped by her teacher, 50-year-old Tad Cummins, last Monday. Channel 4 has uncovered new information about where Thomas and Cummins were allowed to go together after they were allegedly caught kissing in a classroom.
  • School orders boy to "tolerate" undressing with girl and make it "natural"

    03/24/2017 7:32:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/22/17 | Todd Starnes
    A teenage boy was told by school leaders that he had to “tolerate” undressing in front of a female student and to make it as “natural” as possible, according to a blockbuster lawsuit filed in a Pennsylvania federal district court.The lawsuit, filed Tuesday by Alliance Defending Freedom and Independence Law Center, alleges the Boyertown Area School District shamed the teenage boy and violated his personal privacy. They are also alleging sexual harassment. “No school should rob any student of this legally protected personal privacy,” ILC attorney Randall Wenger said. “We trust that our children won’t be forced into emotionally vulnerable situations like...
  • Estranged mother of kidnap victim Elizabeth Thomas shares sorrow, worry over disappearance

    03/24/2017 11:56:56 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    WHNT19 ^ | march 24, 2017 | cnn wire
    MAURY COUNTY, Tenn. - Fifteen-year-old Elizabeth Thomas is still missing, as is her accused kidnapper Tad Cummins. Many of her family members have done interviews pleading for her safe return. Now, Kimberly Ann Thomas, Elizabeth's estranged mother is making her plea. "I can't eat. I can't sleep. I'm scared to death," says Thomas. Initially, she didn't know what to do or say. She knew her 15-year-old daughter had disappeared, and she knew some blame her for what's happened. Now she's breaking her silence.
  • About half of Detroit can't read

    03/24/2017 10:39:29 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 76 replies
    BoingBoing ^ | 23 March 2017 | Andrea James
    America's public education system is failing the citizens of Detroit, where the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund reports that 47% of people in Detroit are illiterate. In nearby suburbs, up to one-third are functionally illiterate. The report, titled "Addressing Detroit's Basic Skills Crisis" makes the problem seem as intractible as the Flint water crisis that is about to hit its third anniversary. Director Karen Tyler-Ruiz described that level of illiteracy to WWJ: "Not able to fill out basic forms, for getting a job — those types of basic everyday (things). Reading a prescription; what’s on the bottle, how many you should...
  • Hundreds of hate messages target Maryland high school at center of rape case

    03/24/2017 8:22:58 AM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    wtvr ^ | march 24, 2017 | cnn wire
    The alleged rape of a Maryland high school student by two schoolmates — one an undocumented immigrant — has prompted a torrent of threats and hate messages to the school and the school system, a county school spokesman said Thursday. Hundreds of hate-filled emails and calls have been received by Rockville High School and the Montgomery County Public School District, Derek Turner said. The calls and emails came after police said two students, 18-year-old Henry Sanchez-Milian and 17-year-old Jose Montano, had been arrested and charged as adults with first-degree rape.