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  • Christians Urged to Pull Children From Public Schools

    03/24/2017 5:03:59 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 March 2017 | Alex Newman
    The warning was clear: Christian parents should pull their children out of public schools, now, to protect them from spiritual damage, extreme indoctrination, and other serious problems. Pastors and churches should work to encourage that “exodus,” helping and encouraging families to put their kids in homeschools or private Christian schools as quickly as possible. The alternative will be the continued decline of the church in America and an acceleration of the nation's decline. That was the explosive message of an evangelical ministry leader speaking as a guest this week on one of America's top Christian radio programs.Dr. James Dobson, one...
  • Missouri teacher accused of sexual misconduct faces 20 felonies

    03/23/2017 8:57:32 AM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    fox2 ^ | march 23, 2017 | AP
    MAYSVILLE, Mo. (AP) _ A suspended northwest Missouri teacher has been charged with sexual misconduct with 10 teenage students. Thirty-nine-year-old Rodney Thomas, of Cameron, was charged Tuesday in DeKalb County with 20 felonies, including statutory sodomy and sexual contact with a student. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.
  • Principal accuses Wisconsin girl of selling sex toys at school

    03/22/2017 1:00:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    ktnv ^ | march 22, 2017 | Julia Fello
    RACINE -- A Racine, Wisconsin family says their principal accused their child of selling sex toys at school. The 12-year-old girl's father has been trying to clear his daughter's name ever since she was suspended for three days from Trinity Lutheran School on Geneva Street in Racine. Parents may recognize the toy in question. They are called "water snake wigglies." The girl claims she had permission from a teacher to sell the children's toys.
  • Trump compared to Hitler, Mussolini in New York school lesson

    03/21/2017 7:49:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | March 21, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    A group of moms in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has decided to fight back against what they call the radical left-wing indoctrination that has infested the local school system. They call themselves the “Conservative Chicks” and one of their leaders contacted me after reading my new book, “The Deplorables’ Guide to Making America Great Again.”She realized it was time to take a stand after a teacher at the local high school led a classroom presentation on fascism that included a graphic portrayal comparing President Donald Trump to Hitler and Mussolini. That’s right, folks. A tenth-grade teacher at Saratoga Springs High School...
  • Timeline of the alleged kidnapping of Tennessee student Elizabeth Thomas

    03/21/2017 3:01:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    abcnews ^ | march 21, 2017 | Michael Edison Hayden
    Tad Cummins, a 50-year-old married former high school teacher and Elizabeth Thomas, his 15-year-old former student, have been missing for more than a week -- without any sightings. Here's a timeline of the alleged abduction and the events leading up to it:
  • Homeschooling: Restoring Parents' Right to Raise Their Children as God Intended

    03/16/2017 4:42:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 16, 2017 | Lloyd Marcus
    I am a black Tea Party guy -- speaker, singer, activist, and prolific writer. I became exposed to and educated about home-schooled kids while traveling the country on fourteen Tea Party national bus tours. Home-schooled kids are strikingly smarter, better educated, calmer, and better behaved. I also noticed that every home-schooled kid I spoke with looked me in the eye. They seemed happy with a subtle confidence. Years ago, I spoke to a class of black students at a Baltimore middle school. I asked each student to state their name. Stunningly, I had to ask several students to repeat their...
  • Woman takes home wrong child from Port Orange day care

    03/16/2017 10:15:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    News6 ^ | march 15, 2017 | Loren Korn
    PORT ORANGE, Fla. - What happened to one Port Orange mother last Friday afternoon is every parent’s worst nightmare. "I was seriously wondering if I was ever going to see my kid again," Holly Smith,32, said. Smith told News 6 she went to pick up her two daughters from Pathways Early Learning Center when she learned that one daughter had already left.
  • Study: 4-in-5 Oklahoma City students can’t read clocks

    03/14/2017 5:22:00 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 94 replies
    KFOR.com ^ | 3/12/2017 | Lorne Fultonberg
    OKLAHOMA CITY - They may miss that hour of sleep, but as we turn our clocks ahead, chances are kids won't be changing their watches. That's because the vast majority don't have a watch. A new study shows that only 1-in-10 Oklahoma City kids ages 6-12 own a watch. And only 1-in-5 know how to read it. "Yeah, I was super surprised," said Caitlin Carnes, who works for the Boys & Girls Club at Santa Fe South Elementary. "When I was growing up that was something that we learned. I don't know if that makes me old or not." Instead...
  • Milwaukee fifth grade teacher accused of having sexual contact with student

    03/06/2017 3:07:10 PM PST · by Az Joe · 43 replies
    WISN News ^ | 3-6-17
    MILWAUKEE —A fifth grade teacher who lives in Milwaukee is accused of having sexual contact with an 11-year-old boy. Katherine Gonzalez is charged with First Degree Child Sexual Assault. Prosecutors said Gonzalez and one of her fifth grade students at Atlas Preparatory Academy had been messaging on Snapchat. They eventually had contact in Gonzalez's car and at her home, according to a criminal complaint.
  • "Home Schooling exploration"

    03/02/2017 11:40:53 AM PST · by TASMANIANRED · 70 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | 3/2/17 | Tasmanianred
    I know FR has an active Home School Community. I'd like to pick your brains.
  • Family Finds Online School to Be a Lifesaver

    02/24/2017 8:23:30 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/21/2017 | Anne Schieber
    The Smith family in DeWitt has endured more than its share of challenging circumstances. But having access to an online charter school has been a great help. During a single week in 2007, Sandy Smith was diagnosed with breast cancer and her son Andrew was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. After Andrew passed away at eight years old, the Smiths enrolled their two surviving children in a cyber school. “We thought this would be a great opportunity, a great fit for us, because we could take it with us wherever we were going, we would have teachers involved, and we’d...
  • How the Earth Moves

    02/21/2017 11:13:34 PM PST · by Fai Mao · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | June 13, 2016 | VSauce
    This is a really good video describing precession and how the Earth moves through space. How The Earth Moves
  • Entire Homeschooling Family Kidnapped by the State

    02/10/2017 10:24:07 AM PST · by Sopater · 30 replies
    FEE ^ | February 10, 2017 | Brittany Hunter
    Raising children is no walk in the park, but it’s even more difficult when the state dictates what you can and cannot do with your own family. Kiarre Harris is a devoted single mother, trying her hardest to provide her children with the best possible upbringing.Government schooling has been failing children for years.After growing concerned that her children were not receiving an adequate education from the Buffalo public school system in New York State, she made the decision to pull her kids out of their school."I felt that the district was failing my children,” Harris reported.Harris’ feelings are not uncommon...
  • DeVos Backlash Sees Parents Threatening to Homeschool Kids

    02/09/2017 6:22:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    NBC News ^ | 02/09/2017 | by JON SCHUPPE
    Among the initial opposition to Betsy DeVos' confirmation this week as education secretary were calls on social media by parents, including liberals, to start homeschooling their children. That reaction to DeVos — a billionaire school-choice advocate who has never worked, attended or sent her kids to a public school — reflects how polarizing her nomination was. It also comes layered with paradox. That's because DeVos, whom the Senate confirmed Tuesday to head the Education Department, is herself a big proponent of homeschooling. In a 2013 interview with Philanthropy magazine, DeVos, who has invested in private and charter schools and is...
  • Upstate NY mom claims she was arrested for homeschooling her children

    02/08/2017 12:08:19 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 29 replies
    © 2017 Syracuse Media Group. All rights reserved ^ | February 08, 2017 at 2:31 PM | By Ben Axelson | baxelson@nyup.com
    A single mother in Buffalo claims she was arrested and her children were unjustly taken from her custody just because she tried to homeschool them. Kiarre Harris decided to homeschool her children because she felt the Buffalo public school system was failing them. On Dec. 7, she filed documents at Buffalo City Hall informing the district of her intent to homeschool her children.... A week after filing the documents, Child Protective Services called asking why her children were not in school. She explained the situation and told them she could provide the paperwork proving she was homeschooling them. No indication...
  • OH THE IRONY! ARE LEFTISTS SERIOUSLY THREATENING TO HOMESCHOOL THEIR KIDS IN PROTESTS OF BETSY ..

    02/07/2017 7:52:40 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 74 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 02/07/2017 | Maria Jeffrey
    In a tizzy after Betsy DeVos was confirmed as President Trump’s Sec. of Education, liberals on Twitter started considering the merits of homeschooling for the first time. The irony of invoking the freedom to choose where their kids go to school as a way to protest a pro-school choice Sec. of Education seemed lost on them. {..snip..}
  • Americans Are Rejecting The 'homeschool myth'-(Might)Education Better Than Public/Charter Schools

    01/23/2017 8:32:01 AM PST · by blam · 92 replies
    BI ^ | 1-23-20117 | Chris Weller
    Chris WellerJanuary 23,2017 Jessica Epting, a homeschool mother of four, with her kids in their home in the Bronx, New York During Betsy DeVos' recent three-hour confirmation hearing to become President Donald Trump's education secretary, charter schools came up no fewer than 60 times. Homeschooling was mentioned once. Charter schools have become a significant part of the US public-education system and now educate 2.5 million kids. But homeschooling has quietly experienced a surge in recent years too. Brian Ray, a homeschooling researcher at the National Home Education Research Institute, estimates the number of kids taught at home is growing by...
  • Snatched Away From Their Lives and Heritage, a Jewish Mother Fights for Her Children

    01/22/2017 10:18:50 PM PST · by Yomin Postelnik · 18 replies
    Chinuch Magazine ^ | 01/22/2017 | Yomin Postelnik
    The saga of Julie Goffstein and her children needs to make all of us demand better. A travesty was done to children who were ripped apart from a loving and by all accounts good mother, from their heritage and from their way of life. Moreover, the tragic injustice done in this case should send shivers down the spines of every homeschooling advocate in the nation. Julie was a loving mother of 6 boys, ages 5-15. She raised them with great care for their physical needs, their spiritual wellbeing and their personal development. Eleven character witnesses testified as to this at...
  • Parent: Newark substitute teacher threatened to cut off heads, bury students who acted up

    10/21/2016 6:33:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    nbc4i.com ^ | October 21, 2016 | Olivia Fecteau
    NEWARK, OH (WCMH) — Denver Ham gripped his daughter Riley’s shoulders tight in a protective hug outside Legend Elementary School in Newark. “I couldn’t lose another child,” Ham said, choking back tears. Riley, 7, told her family she had a “bad day” at school on Wednesday. The second-grader said a substitute teacher who called himself “Mr. S.” threatened her class. “He doesn’t deal with bad behavior and said if we act up or do anything that he didn’t tell us, that he would cut our heads off and bury us,” Riley said. Denver Ham, who said his oldest daughter died...
  • District Bans Homeschooled Girl From Homecoming Dance

    10/12/2016 11:45:47 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 39 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/9/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Wayne-Westland Community Schools has a policy that states that homeschooled students who want to attend a dance such as Homecoming would have to come from an “accredited” homeschool. That would effectively ban homeschoolers from attending dances held by the district since homeschoolers have no reason to be accredited and the state doesn’t require it. Karen Braun, a nationally recognized homeschooling activist in Michigan, said the school district is putting an unfair and unnecessary burden upon homeschoolers. Braun said parents contacted her and said their daughter, a homeschooling student, was invited to the upcoming Homecoming dance within the Wayne-Westland district. The...
  • Parents Pull Son From School Because ‘Hateful’ Third Graders Don’t Think He’s A Girl [VIDEO]

    10/04/2016 10:25:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 89 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | October 1, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    The parents of an 8-year-old Texas boy pulled their son out of school after his “hateful” third grade classmates wouldn’t treat him like a girl. Marilyn Morrison began the school year at Cannon Elementary School in Grapevine, Texas identifying himself as a transgender girl for the first time, a local Fox affiliate reported. WATCH: Marilyn said his classmates were bullying him and not accepting of his new identity, which made him feel uncomfortable. “It makes me feel like I’m my old self when I was a boy,” he explained. “It’s hard to have to speak up and out my daughter,...
  • Accused SC school shooter was expelled for bringing hatchet to class, (Homeschool Lie Alert)

    09/29/2016 6:27:11 AM PDT · by xzins · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 29 Sep 16 | Fox/AP
    The teen accused of shooting two students and a teacher at a South Carolina elementary school on Wednesday reportedly was expelled from middle school last year for showing up with a hatchet. A family friend of the suspected shooter told WSPA the 14-year-old was being home-schooled after the hatchet incident. The alleged shooter had no known connection to Townville Elementary, where he was eventually taken into custody. He had been
  • U.S. Education Secretary Says He Is Concerned About Homeschooled Kids

    09/25/2016 11:46:40 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 75 replies
    CaffeinatedThoughts.com ^ | 21SEP2016 | SHANE VANDER HART
    U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King said that he has concerns about children who are homeschooled according to a story published in Politico Pro (paywall) today. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. said today that he’s concerned that homeschooled students aren’t “getting the range of options that are good for all kids.” But King also said he’s aware of homeschooling families “doing it incredibly well” and he knew of students in college who had “very tremendous academic success.” “Obviously, it’s up to families if they want to take a homeschool approach,” King said, when asked about the topic during...
  • Girl says she brought knife to school because she was scared of clown attacks

    09/21/2016 3:35:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | September 21, 2016 | wowk
    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) – Police say a fearful 11-year-old Georgia girl who took a knife to school told officers she needed the weapon to fend off clowns. The Athens Banner-Herald reports the girl was arrested Friday at Burney-Harris-Lyons Middle School in Athens amid reports and social media posts about clowns frightening children in Georgia and other states. An Athens-Clarke County police report states the girl said she needed the knife to protect her and her family because she had heard the stories about clowns jumping out of the woods and attacking children.
  • School Bus Footage Shows 17-Year-Old Using Another Student’s Hand to Hit 5-Year-Old

    09/15/2016 9:15:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 1, 2016 | Breitbart News
    Per a Fox 8 report, a 17-year-old South Carolina boy is facing assault charges after school bus video shows him using another student’s hand to slap a five-year-old girl last week. According to police, Tavon Walters was riding the bus from school to an after-school program when the incident occurred. He can be seen in the video grabbing a student’s hand and using it to hit Jazmyn Peters in the face.
  • Meet Gavin Grimm, the transgender student at the center of bathroom debate

    09/14/2016 9:35:03 AM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    cnn.com ^ | September 8, 2016 | Ariane de Vogue,
    Washington (CNN)For a brief period of time Gavin Grimm, the transgender male high school student at the center of a national debate on gender identity, was allowed to use the boys' bathroom at his school. "People expect me to say that using the boys' bathroom was super magical and just the best time of my life," Grimm said in a recent interview with CNN. "But I was just using the bathroom," he said, "I went in and left." What was important for Grimm is that using the boy's room felt natural to him.
  • SF school board head calls for renaming slaveowner branded schools

    09/14/2016 9:23:36 AM PDT · by massmike · 31 replies
    sfexaminer.com ^ | 09/14/2016 | Michael Barba
    The head of San Francisco’s school board wants to strip the names of slaveholders off local public schools like George Washington High School, one of many schools in The City named after dead white men with “problematic” histories, he said Monday. Board of Education President Matt Haney is expected to introduce a resolution as early as next week encouraging schools in the San Francisco Unified School District that bear the names of men with questionable human rights legacies to consider proposing new monikers. Haney is hoping the school district can have more schools named after people of color, women and...
  • Lawsuit: Transgender 'Girl' Twerked, Grinded Against Biological Girls In Locker Room,.....

    09/14/2016 8:57:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    dailywire ^ | September 8, 2016 | Amanda Prestigiacomo
    FULL TITLE: Lawsuit: Transgender 'Girl' Twerked, Grinded Against Biological Girls In Locker Room, Leaving Them in Tears A lawsuit filed in federal court is uncovering the consequences of the Obama Administration’s unlawfully imposed transgender agenda. After capitulating to Obama’s public school transgender edict in May, a Minnesota high school is being accused of ignoring complaints of privacy violations by their biologically female students, Fox News’ Todd Starnes reported Wednesday. Funny, this is exactly what the left continually assures us would never happen. According to the bombshell lawsuit, a transgender “girl" student, who participated on girls' sports teams, “twerked,” “grinded” and...
  • Teacher, Husband In Murder-Suicide Under Child Sex Crime Investigation

    09/06/2016 10:04:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | August 31, 2016 | Angela Davis
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — The South St. Paul school teacher and his husband found dead last week were both under investigation for sexually assaulting minors. The couple’s bodies were discovered in Washington state on Thursday, in what police describe as a murder-suicide. Aric Babbitt, 40, was a longtime teacher at Lincoln Center Elementary in South St. Paul. He lived with his husband, 36-year-old Matthew Deyo, in a house on 5th Avenue South.
  • Former East Longmeadow High School athlete charged with sexually assaulting unconscious.....

    08/24/2016 9:40:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    masslive.com ^ | August 22, 2016 | Sean Teehan
    FULL TITLE: Former East Longmeadow High School athlete charged with sexually assaulting unconscious classmates sentenced to probation PALMER — A former East Longmeadow High School star athlete who was charged with sexually assaulting two unconscious classmates received two years probation in a decision out of Palmer District Court last week. "He can now look forward to a productive life without being burdened with the stigma of having to register as a sex offender," said attorney Thomas Rooke, who defended David Becker, 18, in court. "The goal of this sentence was not to impede this individual from graduating high school and...
  • Video Confession: UNM Official Confirms that Aborted Baby Brains Were Dissected by High School...

    08/23/2016 5:40:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 47 replies
    Operation Rescue ^ | August 23, 2016 | Cheryl Sullenger
    FULL TITLE: Video Confession: UNM Official Confirms that Aborted Baby Brains Were Dissected by High School Students Albuquerque, NM — A new video interview has surfaced that confirms allegations made by the U.S. House Select Panel on Infant Lives, that staff from the University of New Mexico used brains of aborted babies for dissection by high school students at a summer camp. Dr. Paul Roth, chancellor of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and dean of the School of Medicine, was questioned by Marcie May after a UNM meeting where the disposition of human fetal remains was apparently...
  • Evangelical mom fights Texas school district when told her transgender kindergartener...

    08/10/2016 1:22:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 97 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | August 10, 2016 | Regina F. Graham For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Evangelical mom fights Texas school district when told her transgender kindergartener will be barred from using the girls' bathroom A devout Christian mother in Texas is fighting for her transgender daughter's right to use the girls' bathroom when she starts kindergarten. Kai Shappley, 5, was born male, but has lived as a little girl for the last two years publicly. Kim Shappley told KHOU that she named her child Joseph Paul at birth, but changed the name after her child made it clear as to what gender she identified with early on. 'By age 3, she was verbalizing,...
  • The K-12 Joke: “The Heck You Can’t”

    07/23/2016 2:38:19 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 5 replies
    religion.Rantrave.com ^ | July 6, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    It's a joke widely told. This guy goes into a hotel restaurant and instructs the waitress: "Please bring me one tiny glass of frozen orange juice diluted until you can see through it. Two cold and burned pieces of toast. One infinitesimal and frozen pat of butter. Scrambled eggs that look like they were cooked the day before yesterday. And one piece of bacon cooked so long that, when you try to cut it, it splits into 37 different pieces." "Hey, what is this?" the waitress complains. "We can't make you a breakfast like that." "The heck you can't," says...
  • Texas Teen Faces Felony Forgery Charge After Finding $10 Bill on School Floor

    05/03/2016 6:18:59 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 89 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 05/03/2016 | by Merrill Hope
    A Texas teenager faces a felony forgery charge all because the $10 bill he found on the floor of his high school came up as fake cash on the lunch lady’s counterfeit testing pen when he used it to pay for a ham sandwich and chips. ...the lunch lady turned the $10 bill over to a campus police officer, who later wanted a statement from the teen. The officer called his mother and she said “not without me present,” according to Hunter. The family also received a “Consent to Deferred Prosecution” form to sign, which essentially places a minor into...
  • Homeschool SAT Scores for 2014 Higher Than National Average

    06/30/2016 5:02:52 PM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 29 replies
    National Home Education Research Institute ^ | June 7, 2016 | Dr. Brian D. Ray
    Brian D. Ray, Ph.D. June 7, 2016 The SAT 2014 test scores of college-bound homeschool students were higher than the national average of all college-bound seniors that same year. Some 13,549 homeschool seniors had the following mean scores: 567 in critical reading, 521 in mathematics, and 535 in writing (College Board, 2014a). The mean SAT scores for all college-bound seniors in 2014 were 497 in critical reading, 513 in mathematics, and 487 in writing (College Board, 2014b). The homeschool students’ SAT scores were 0.61 standard deviation higher in reading, 0.26 standard deviation higher in mathematics, and 0.42 standard deviation higher...
  • Two Rhode Island teens charged with groping girl in school bathroom

    06/10/2016 1:08:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Two 13-year-old boys have been charged with sexually assaulting a classmate in a Rhode Island public school bathroom. The Providence Journal reports the boys turned themselves in to police on Monday. Police say the boys lured a 14-year-old girl into a third-floor boys bathroom at Gilbert Stuart Middle School in Providence on June 2 and then groped her. School administrators heard allegations of an assault and contacted police. The boys were suspended.
  • Parents of America! Pay Attention!

    06/06/2016 3:20:25 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 2 replies
    Saving our future.com ^ | May 20, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Okay, America, listen up! This is your Education Establishment speaking. You may take notes. In any case, you’re free to obey these instructions. Whatever you may think, whatever foolish misconceptions you may have acquired, your children do not belong to you. They belong to us. We will love and cherish them to the extent that we can turn them into what we want them to be. Your job is to remain on the sidelines and say nothing. Now, be good parents and keep out of things you don’t comprehend. Preparing the young for their future roles in our complex society...
  • Random Audits for Homeschoolers?

    05/24/2016 3:31:33 PM PDT · by Sopater · 79 replies
    HSLDA ^ | 5/24/2016 | HSLDA Staff
    Homeschool families in Clinton County, Kentucky, were surprised to see themselves mentioned in their local paper as a topic of discussion during the recent school board meeting. On May 18, the Clinton County News reported that local school officials intend to conduct random audits of area homeschool families this summer because they want to “ensure that all children in our county are getting a rigorous and effective education.” Home School Legal Defense Association opposes any such audits as unconstitutional. We are also troubled by what appears to be the underlying motivation for this proposed meddling by school officials: money. During...
  • This ‘Male’ High School Student Tells All About ‘His’ Period. Um, Wut?

    05/22/2016 2:15:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 109 replies
    dailywire ^ | May 19 2016 | Amanda Prestigiacom
    Reality has seemingly escaped us all. On Tuesday, The New York Times published a bizarre piece intent on mainstreaming transgenderism. A 16-year-old “boy,” AJ Jackson, informs us all about “his” period, “his” plight with tampons and bathrooms. “There were practical issues, When he had his period, he wondered if he should revert to the girls’ bathroom, because there was no place to throw away his used tampons,” writes Anemona Hatocollis of the Times, describing Jackson’s period struggles. “But he had started feeling like an intruder in the girls’ bathroom, and the single bathrooms were so far out of the way...
  • Campus Experiment on Gender Ideology Shows Stunning Results

    04/22/2016 7:10:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | Church Militant
    The Family Policy Institute of Washington tried an experiment on gender ideology at a college campus, and came back with surprising results. In a video published last week, the Institute shows journalist Joseph Backholm visiting the University of Washington campus and asking a number of students questions about gender and self-identity. Their answers reveal how deeply ingrained gender ideology has become in the mindset of today's college students. Starting with the simple question, "If I told you that I was a woman, what would you say?" Backholm received the almost unanimous response that he'd be accepted as a woman. He...
  • Cabell County (W Va) School Nurses now trained to administer Naloxone

    04/22/2016 7:00:07 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Eric Halperin
    The overdose reversing Naloxone is now in all Cabell County schools. The Huntington Office of Drug Control Policy asked the school system if they wanted the Naloxone for free. The Cabell County Huntington Health Department then trained the school nurses. Robin Yearout has been a school nurse for more than 25 years and is used to the things school nurses usually deal with. "Upper respiratory issues going on, allergies, seasonal allergies," she listed. When she first became a school nurse administering something like Naloxone was not something on her mind.
  • Student dies after being assaulted inside high school in Wilmington, Del.

    04/21/2016 4:36:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 96 replies
    6abc.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | abc.com
    WILMINGTON, Del. (WPVI) -- A 16-year-old student has died after she was assaulted by several other students inside a high school bathroom in Wilmington, Delaware. It happened at the Howard High School of Technology in the 400 block of East 12th Street on Thursday morning. At a vigil Thursday night, friends and classmates identified the girl as Amy Joyner, a sophomore. Police are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine her exact cause of death. No charges have been announced. Two girls and several witnesses are at the Wilmington Police Department being interviewed by detectives. Mayor Dennis Williams had...
  • Court overturns VA school's transgender bathroom rule

    04/20/2016 7:35:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    wowk.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | wowk
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia high school discriminated against a transgender teen by forbidding him from using the boys' restroom, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in a case that could have implications for a North Carolina law that critics say discriminates against LGBT people. The case of Gavin Grimm has been especially closely watched since North Carolina enacted a law last month that bans transgender people from using public restrooms that correspond to their gender identity. That law also bans cities from passing anti-discrimination ordinances, a response to an ordinance recently passed in Charlotte. In the Virginia case,...
  • 1 Student Flown from West Virginia High School After Fight

    04/15/2016 7:53:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    wowk.com ^ | April 14, 2016 | Lacey Palmer
    Marion County, WV - Two students were involved in a fight Friday morning at North Marion High School, according to Gary Price, the superintendent of Marion County schools. One student was hit in the head and was flown from the scene to the hospital.
  • Middle School Teacher Seen Berating Student in Video

    04/13/2016 5:16:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | April 13, 2016 | wowk
    KANAWHA COUNTY, WV - An East Bank Middle School teacher is seen yelling at a student in a video secretly filmed by a different student. In the video the teacher says that the next time the student, opens their “big stinking mouth I will write you up and send you to the office.” Throughout the video the teacher references the student walking into his office without being invited, and the fact that the teacher is an adult and what he watches “is his choice.” The teacher also tells the class that the student threatened to blackmail him.
  • Ex-teacher in West Virginia sentenced for child sex abuse

    04/12/2016 8:15:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | April 12, 2016 | wowk
    BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) - A former teacher at a Beckley music school has been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for sexually abusing a young student. The Register-Herald (http://bit.ly/22prKvl) reports 52-year-old Keith Janney was sentenced Monday in Raleigh County Circuit Court for sexual abuse by a parent, custodian, guardian or person of trust. Judge John Hutchison said Janney must serve at least 10 years before he is eligible for parole.
  • Bulls and Bears Fox News Show Discussion of Working Mothers

    04/09/2016 7:36:31 AM PDT · by heye2monn · 18 replies
    April 9, 2016 | Self
    Bulls and Bears show on Fox News this Saturday - (supposedly a conservative show) attacks stay at home moms. Five panelists criticize liberal proposal to spend $90 billion on child care but their solution is that good jobs should be created so mothers can afford better child care in the hands of strangers.
  • Court: Advisor who helped girl get abortion should keep job

    04/08/2016 7:05:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    wmur.com ^ | April 8, 2016 | wmur
    CONCORD, N.H. —A school guidance counselor who helped a 15-year-old girl get judicial approval for an abortion without telling her parents shouldn't have lost her job, the state's highest court ruled Thursday. Demetria McKaig's contract at Farmington High School was not renewed in April 2013, four months after she blocked her principal from telling the girl's parents about the pregnancy. A majority of Supreme Court justices said McKaig should be reinstated, but in a dissent, Justice Robert Lynn accused his colleagues of ignoring legal principles because the case involved a hot-button issue. "Because I cannot join the bandwagon of political...
  • Judge blasts city in firing of teacher charged with raping kid

    03/20/2016 6:57:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 54 replies
    nypost.com ^ | March 20, 2016 | By Laura Italiano and Susan Edelman
    A Manhattan judge known for pro-teacher rulings may overturn the firing of a middle-school teacher accused of bedding her 12-year-old student because she says the city did not play fair. Supreme Court Judge Alice Schlesinger blasted the city Department of Education, saying it apparently used evidence sealed after teacher Claudia Tillery was acquitted in a criminal trial. “I do agree that a teacher having a relationship with a 12-year-old boy, or a girl, is way, way, way beyond acceptable,” Schlesinger said in a hearing ​last ​week. “But they had no authority to unseal a sealed record.” Tillery, who taught at...
  • CPS tells principals it lacks the cash to get through this year ( Chicago )

    03/10/2016 6:28:50 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 10, 2016 | Juan Perez Jr.
    Chcago Public Schools officials told principals on Wednesday that the district is "short of the necessary cash for the remainder of the school year" partly because of a pension payment of nearly $700 million due this summer. ... Last month, principals had to absorb $26 million in midyear budget cuts to district-operated schools. Principals tapped internal accounts, cut planned technology and textbook purchases and didn't fill vacant positions to avert layoffs. On Wednesday, principals were told to hold off on $45 million budgeted for "non-personnel" expenses. The district said it wants to save another $10 million through a limit on...