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  • Racial identity policies are ruining Edina's fabled schools

    10/16/2017 5:24:08 AM PDT · by Architect of Avalon · 22 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | October 9 2017 | KATHERINE KERSTEN
    In place of academic excellence for all, the district’s primary mission is now to ensure that students think correctly on social and political issues — most importantly, on race and “white privilege.” District leaders enshrined this new mission in EPS’s “All for All” strategic plan, adopted in 2013. The plan mandates that, going forward, the EPS must view “all teaching and learning experiences” through the “lens of racial equity.” If “equity” meant “treating kids equally,” all thinking Minnesotans would support it. In this context, however, it’s code for racial identity politics — a simplistic blaming of “white privilege” for the...
  • Teacher fired for telling kids to keep quiet or someone will shoot us, sues to get job back

    10/07/2017 3:07:32 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 7, 2017 | By Alex Taylor and Julia Marsh
    A Queens public-school teacher — fired for warning his fifth graders to “quiet down or someone will come in and shoot us” and showing up late or skipping school 76 times in two years — is suing for his job back. At PS 101 in Flushing in January 2014, he told students to “put your f–king hands down” before warning, “If you guys do not quiet down then someone will come in and shoot us,” according to departmental charges. Tefler — wearing an American-flag thong — told a Post reporter in the hallway of his apartment building, “Not today, I’m...
  • Teacher to Counter Christmas With Satanic Display in Boca Raton

    10/02/2017 10:54:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | October 2 2017 | Moonbattery
    We must be getting close to the endgame. The moonbats who dominate education are becoming forthright about their agenda. From Florida: Boca Raton is going to let a teacher put up a 6-foot-tall pentagram, painted blood red, with a wooden image of the holy [sic] symbol of Satan in the middle of it. The teacher is Preston Smith of Boca Raton Community Middle School, a public school. City officials say they have to allow his deliberately offensive display or get sued. It will be in Boca Raton’s Sanborn Square, on Federal Highway, just in time for the holidays. A giant...
  • Fact: Homeschooling saves money

    09/25/2017 12:42:03 PM PDT · by Sopater · 30 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | Monday, September 25, 2017 | Bob Kellogg
    Though there's some debate about the exact figure, one thing is certain: Homeschooling families nationwide are saving taxpayers a ton of money. The Pioneer Institute, a free-market think tank in Boston, estimates the savings are roughly $22 billion annually. "The homeschool families are paying their taxes, their property taxes, their local taxes, of course, their state and local taxes, and a small percentage of those go to the state and federal departments of education, and an even smaller percentage back to the local schools," explains Will Estrada, director of Federal Relations at the Home School Legal Defense Association. "But then...
  • Mississippi second-grade teacher fired for saying black people should “move back to Africa”

    09/22/2017 3:31:16 PM PDT · by grundle · 75 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 22, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Mississippi second-grade teacher fired for saying black people should “move back to Africa” According to this article from the New York Post, a Mississippi second-grade teacher was recently fired for posting the following on her Facebook page:“If blacks in this country are so offended, no one is forcing them to stay here. Why don’t they pack up and move back to Africa where they will have to work for a living. I am sure our government will pay for it! We pay for everything else.”Wow. Her statement is highly rude and offensive, and is totally inappropriate for someone who teaches children....
  • 5th-grade teacher: 'My prefix is Mx. (pronounced Mix)'

    09/22/2017 11:12:39 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 57 replies
    WND ^ | 09/21/2017 | Bob Unruh
    Parents warned of elementary educators' 'brazen' indoctrination plan! The influential Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., is warning parents of “brazen” indoctrination plans being pursued by teachers, even in elementary schools. The latest instance, FRC explains, is in Florida, where a fifth-grade teacher sent home a note to parents mandating that students use only politically correct pronouns in class. “One thing that you should know about me is that I use gender neutral terms. My prefix is Mx. (pronounced Mix). Additionally, my pronouns are ‘they, them, their’ instead of ‘he, his, she, hers.'” The Tallahassee Democrat newspaper reported math and...
  • Former Teacher Arrested For Child Porn Gets Busted Again, Allegedly With An Even Bigger Stash

    09/16/2017 2:25:45 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/16/17 | Gabrielle Okun
    Craig Roffman, 41, a former James Madison High School English teacher, was originally arrested on child porn charges in 2005 after police caught him with illicit images, reported the New York Post Friday. After Roffman agreed to a plea deal and lost his teaching job, a state judge deemed the former teacher “not a threat” and sentenced him to only four months of weekends in jail. “The psychologists, who are top-notch guys, found that he is not a threat to children and not a threat for recidivism,” said Joseph Grob, Roffman’s lawyer at the time.
  • Revolt over school's 'outrageous' drug and sex quiz

    09/14/2017 12:25:00 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 45 replies
    WND ^ | 09/13/2017 | na
    'It's just bizarre. I told my daughter not to turn it in' Roy High School teacher Candace Thurgood says she has been giving the same “Know Thyself” quiz to students in her “Adult Roles and Financial Literacy” class for years without complaint, but the questionnaire first published in a 1981 Dear Abby column is not playing so well this year. Thurgood was removed from the classroom and placed on leave from Utah’s Weber School District after parents learned of the class exercise where respondents are asked about their sexual histories and drug and alcohol abuse. The 30 questions are scored...
  • Vanity: Freeper ideas on decorating kids rooms for patriotic/religious/educational

    08/15/2017 10:25:43 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 18 replies
    15 AUG 17 | dcbryan1
    Wife unit and I just completed painting our childrens rooms. Theme should be between K-3 , boy and girl. What posters/themes centered on education and religion would you put in their room? Below is a small list I have brainstormed, and I am interested in things that just ARENT taught as much anymore or not emphasized enough. When I was growing up my room was filled with posters to keep my mind going......most were hand made by mom. I'm sure there are nice ones that homeschoolers and teachers use that maybe I'm not thinking of. Thanks! FReegards!
  • Teachers arrested, accused of bullying 11-year-old girl

    05/01/2017 6:27:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    WAAY TV ^ | April 30, 2017 | Bill Young
    Two teachers in Louisiana were arrested after they were accused of harassing an 11-year-old girl, CNN reported. The girl's mother went to the school board, as well as local authorities, and ultimately had her daughter removed from the classroom of Ann Marie Shelvin. According to police, Shelvin then threatened to fail three other students if they didn't fight the 11-year-old, and also told the girl to "go and kill herself."
  • 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 · 118 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...