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  • Fifth-grade teacher charged in child pornography case

    04/18/2014 4:51:28 AM PDT · by massmike · 18 replies ^ | 04/18/2014 | Martin Finucane
    A fifth-grade teacher in Cambridge who is facing a charge of transportation of child pornography admitted to secretly videotaping children changing in and out of their clothes on more than one occasion, according to federal law enforcement officials. Josh A. Wairi, 27, of Somerville was charged today in federal court in Boston in a criminal complaint filed by a US postal inspector. In the affidavit, the inspector detailed a hunt for Wairi through cyberspace, kicked off by tips from America Online and Dropbox Inc. The search eventually led to Wairi’s Somerville apartment, where law enforcement officials executed a search warrant...
  • Louisiana House Passes Bill Banning Abortion Clinic Staff From Instructing in Schools

    04/17/2014 2:07:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Sarah Zagorski
    On Wednesday, H.B. 305, authored by Representative Frank Hoffmann (R-Monroe), passed through the Louisiana House of Representatives by a bi-partisan vote of 91-6. The bill had 35 Representatives join as co-authors. prolifestudents33H.B. 305 states that no individual or organization that performs elective abortion or its affiliates may provide instruction or materials in public elementary and secondary schools or in charter schools that receive state funding. Benjamin Clapper, Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life, said the following about the vote: “We commend the Louisiana House of Representatives for passing H.B. 305 to protect the children in our state-funded school system....
  • Male high school teacher in California will return after spring break as a ‘woman’

    04/14/2014 1:29:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Susanna Rose
    OAKHURST, CA, April 11, 2014 ( - Gary Sconce, a 56-year-old male teacher at Yosemite High School in California, will return to school as “she” after spring break. He has rejected every facet of his male identity over the last year and told NBC News, “I will not return as my male persona ever again.” Instead, he would now like to be known to students and faculty as Karen Adell Scot and referred to as “she.” The New York Daily News reports that Sconce wrote, “I covered the female inside with hyper-masculine behavior, trying to provide I was not the...
  • MORON: School employee feared kid’s science project resembled weapon, so star teacher suspended

    04/10/2014 2:13:30 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/10/2014 | Eric Owens
    Schiller got into trouble after two of his students turned in science projects designed to shoot little projectiles, reports the Los Angeles Times. One of the projects used compressed air (but was not actually connected to any air). The other one was coil gun: a tube surrounded by a coil and powered by a standard AA battery. An unidentified school employee saw the air-pressure projectile device and got scared because, to her, it looked like a fearsome weapon. The amount of knowledge the employee has concerning science – if any – is unclear. As a result of the unnamed employee’s...
  • Vernon teen suspended from school for twirling pencil, report says [urine samples..drug testing}

    04/06/2014 4:20:21 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    Vernon teen suspended from school for twirling pencil, report says Meghan Shapiro Hodgin/ By Meghan Shapiro Hodgin/ Email the author | Follow on Twitter on April 06, 2014 at 6:36 PM VERNON — A seventh-grade student at Glen Meadow Middle School was suspended last week. The student says he twirling a pencil in class, while the school says it may have been more, News 12 reported. Ethan Chaplin told News 12 that while he was twirling a pencil with a pen cap on in math class, a student who bullied him earlier in the day yelled, "He's making gun motions,...
  • A More Civilizing Education

    04/06/2014 2:31:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | April 6, 2014 | Paul Jacob
    Hey, Horace, looks like you might have been wrong. Dead wrong. That is, making good, respectful citizens isn’t best left to government schools. Way back before the Civil War, Horace Mann promoted the “common school” not merely to increase literacy and certainly not to prepare a majority of students for college. The movement that gave birth to the modern public school system in America was designed to inculcate good citizenship. The idea? Put all kids through a “shared experience.” The idea was to promote “American” ideas of democracy and republicanism into the minds of children who, Mann feared, were too...
  • Kindergartner says she was stopped from prayer over lunch

    04/02/2014 7:14:32 AM PDT · by cyn · 21 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 1, 2014 | Lauren Roth
    <p>OVIEDO — The parents of an Oviedo 5-year-old insist their daughter was stopped from praying over her school lunch last month, but Seminole County Public Schools officials say no one remembers that happening.</p> <p>Marcos Perez posted a video last week on YouTube of his daughter, Gabriella, a kindergartner at Carillon Elementary in Oviedo, saying she was confronted when she bowed her head to pray at lunch.</p>
  • Unbelievable: Common Core Problem Asks Kids to Choose Two Amendments to Remove From Bill of Rights

    03/31/2014 1:58:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 107 replies
    IJReview ^ | 03/31/2014 | Emily Hulsey
    A mother in Arkansas has expressed concern over her daughter’s recent Common Core school assignment that asked her to remove and replace two of the first ten amendments of the Constitution. The team assignment stated that the Bill of Rights is “outdated and may not remain in its current form any longer.” Here is a copy of the assignment:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE PHOTO The mother who spoke up said she was particularly troubled by the fact that her daughter’s Sixth Grade History class had received no prior training in civics or how to amend the Constitution, which may...
  • ‘Lunch lady said I can’t pray,’ 5-year-old tells her parents

    03/27/2014 10:26:30 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 34 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 3-27-2014 | Michele Kirk
    Imagine hearing this story from your 5-year-old when you ask her how her day was in kindergarten. Kudos to these parents for staying calm and teaching this little girl that she can pray absolutely anywhere she wants.
  • Home-schooler plucks win in 2014 Regional Spelling Bee (TN)

    03/16/2014 1:15:43 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 10 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | March 16, 2014 | Alex Harris
    On a brightly lit stage, in front of a crowd in a dark, quiet theater, Matthew Prus prayed to God for help. In round 18 of the 2014 Regional Spelling Bee, the competition had come down to Matthew, a sixth-grade home-schooler, and Audrey Frische, a fifth-grade student at Allen Elementary in Soddy-Daisy. Audrey, the younger sister of 2012 and 2013 champion Nicole Frische, had just misspelled "hartebeest," a type of grassland antelope from Africa, spelling it with a "D" instead of a "T." If Matthew could spell the next two words correctly, he'd walk away the winner. First word: tokamak,...
  • Schenectady School District responds after kindergartner mix-up

    03/14/2014 8:18:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    WNYT ^ | Dan Bazile
    SCHENECTADY – Janeya Nevins, 5, was not in her kindergarten classroom today. Her mother Patricia Rodriguez wanted to to keep her close, after quite a scare on Wednesday. "It's still upsetting to me. I look at her and I could still cry," Rodriguez said. For nearly three hours, Rodriguez said her world was turned up side down. She put her daughter on a school bus in the morning, but she was nowhere to be found that afternoon. "The school just informed us she wasn't in school all day. I'm like, 'What are you talking about?'" she said. It turns out,...
  • The Romeike Reprieve: Don't be complacent with Obama's indefinite stay of the deportation order

    03/06/2014 7:26:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/06/2014 | Robert Morrison
    For now, the Romeikes get to stay in America. Homeschoolers Uwe and Hannelore Romeike fled their native Germany in 2008 and brought their five children to the U.S. They have since had a sixth child. Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear their appeal to stay here. It seemed the Obama administration would succeed in its efforts to have this devout Christian family deported. But at the eleventh hour, the Department of Homeland Security relented. The family has been granted an indefinite stay of the deportation order. This is a matter of grave concern not only to...
  • Planned Parenthood Training School Nurses to Push Sex Ed on Kids as Young as Kindergarten

    03/05/2014 5:46:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    life news ^ | Rita Diller
    Planned Parenthood’s Elokin CaPece is on a global mission—to make “sexperts” of students across the mid-south and send them forth to indoctrinate the world. The University of Memphis campus newspaper, The Daily Helmsman, is hawking “sexpert” training at Planned Parenthood, “offering students the opportunity to become educators and advocates for sexual health and safety on college campuses throughout the MidSouth.” CaPece, education director for Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region, is quoted in the article: “I hope sexperts becomes a revolution. . . . That we teach you what you need to know about sex and you go and teach the...
  • Driver accused of letting students smoke pot on school bus

    03/05/2014 9:37:30 AM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    SALISBURY POST ^ | Shavonne Potts
    LANDIS — A Rowan County school bus driver remains in jail today after Landis Police say he allowed students to smoke marijuana on the bus. Police say it wasn’t the first time he allowed students to smoke on the bus. Brian Davis Overcash, 30, was charged with four counts of misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The incident occurred Feb. 20 after Corriher-Lipe Middle School assistant Principal Matt Krome contacted authorities. Krome told officers with the Landis Police Department that Overcash, who drove bus No. 162, told the assistant principal that several students were on the bus smoking...
  • 3rd-Graders Caught Smoking Pot In Sonora School Bathroom

    03/05/2014 9:34:46 AM PST · by Morgana · 39 replies
    CBS ^ | CBS
    SONORA (CBS SF) — Three third-grade students at a Sonora elementary school were busted for smoking pot in the school’s bathroom last week. Two 8-year-olds and a 9-year-old were caught by another student, who immediately informed school administrators. Those officials then alerted local police. The students were questioned by officers, and later released to their parents on February 27th. Sonora Elementary School Principal Chris Boyles would not speak with CBS SF regarding the case, but Superintendent Leigh Shampain confirmed that the students were caught smoking marijuana in the school’s bathroom. He would not discuss how the students might be disciplined.
  • German Homeschoolers, Romeike Family, Will Not Be Deported, DHS Says

    03/04/2014 2:15:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/04/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    The Department of Homeland Security has granted a special status to the Romeikes, a German homeschooling family that was under threat of being deported after being denied a Supreme Court review Monday, that will allow them to stay in the United States. DHS has granted them "indefinite deferred status," according to a Home School Legal Defense Association press release. The Romeikes were initially granted asylum in the United States after they were threatened with jail time and losing custody of their children for choosing to homeschool. The Obama administration, though, appealed that decision and won, arguing that there is no...
  • Christians vow civil disobedience if home-school family is deported

    03/04/2014 11:45:03 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 32 replies
    Foxnews ^ | March 04, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Christians in an east Tennessee community are vowing to engage in civil disobedience if the Obama administration initiates deportation proceedings against a Southern Baptist family from Germany who sought asylum in the United States so that they could home school their children.
  • German Family Faces Deportation, Illegal DREAM Immigrants Allowed To Stay

    03/03/2014 4:08:05 PM PST · by LD Jackson · 17 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 03/03/14 | LD Jackson
    If ever there was evidence of the upside down world of our immigration system, it would be the story of the Romeike family from Germany. Uwe and Hannelore Romeike are Christians and because of their Christian beliefs, they decided to home school their children, even though German law does not grant them that right. They felt it important enough that they defied that law and were facing increasingly higher fines and the possibility of losing custody of their children. Because of their strong belief that they should be able to educate their children themselves, they moved to Morristown, TN in...
  • Elementary school children exposed to sex-themed games during UC-Berkeley visit

    02/21/2014 4:31:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Catherine Briggs
    BERKELEY, CA, February 21, 2014 (LifeSiteNews) – An unsuspecting group of elementary and middle school children witnessed vulgar and sexually-explicit sights when they visited the campus of the University of California at Berkeley this week. While walking through the campus, the children witnessed such sights as a man dressed in a giant penis costume and students playing “pin-the-tail on the anus” or throwing condoms through holes on poster boards meant to represent vaginas. Click "like" if you say NO to porn! Though these events were pre-planned and school-sponsored, student Claire Chiara said that “it was poor planning on the part...
  • HSLDA Alert for Iowa

    02/21/2014 1:36:39 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 6 replies
    On February 18, a bill was filed in the Iowa Legislature that would repeal all of last year’s improvements to Iowa’s homeschool law. The new homeschool options would disappear. If you agree that the new homeschool options deserve to stay, please act today! Help us send a strong message to the lawmakers who have signed as co-sponsors of the bill, House File 2308, that Iowa will not turn the clock back on freedom. Action Requested Please send an email to each of the lawmakers below asking them to withdraw their support for HF 2308. If one of them is your...
  • NY college professor dies after snorting heroin

    02/20/2014 10:30:43 AM PST · by george76 · 53 replies
    ap ^ | February 20, 2014
    APALACHIN, N.Y. — The State University of New York's Broome Community College ... Warren had served as chairman of the community college's Criminal Justice and Homeland Security program. He also was a former police officer and New York state-certified criminal investigator.
  • So, Who 'Built That'--Did It Take A Village, Or Just A Whole Lotta Rosie?

    02/16/2014 2:33:58 PM PST · by IChing · 9 replies ^ | 2/12/14 | Donald Joy
    There’s an ongoing debate, raging for decades now, over who mainly gets to raise our children–the parents, or the communally-oriented village; the “nanny state”–and who gets the credit or blame for how they turn out. On one hand, conservatives seek to restore the traditional primary and prevailing influence of parents and the family on a child’s development. On the other hand, socialists like Hillary Clinton and MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry loudly insist that the role of nurturing and shaping our kids’ minds and lives belongs not chiefly to parents and families, but to the larger political agendas & machinations of governmental...
  • Tuition–free online university welcomes students from America and the world

    02/15/2014 2:13:10 PM PST · by usalady · 45 replies
    Examiner | February 15, 2014 | Martha
    University of the People is a tuition-free online institution that aims to reach all students that wish to obtain a college education. It is fully accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council, a national accrediting group. It offers courses that include business administration and computer science programs.
  • Parents upset over game played at middle school

    02/13/2014 8:06:49 AM PST · by Sopater · 34 replies
    Fox 11 ^ | January 31, 2014, 3:02 pm | Gabrielle Mays
    MARINETTE - Lori Saunier is one of nearly a dozen parents who have expressed their displeasure over a game played at Marinette Middle School. “This kind of stuff, I mean, this can’t happen again. These are our little kids. We’re parents. We should’ve been protecting them. You should’ve gave us the benefit of the doubt of contacting us,” said Saunier, mother of 7th grade student. On Wednesday, fifth through eighth grade students played the game called “Cross the Line”. Parents say their children were asked personal questions like, do your parents drink and has anyone in your family been in...
  • Assembly bill would require every child in public school to get a psychological test to make sure...

    02/07/2014 11:19:35 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 71 replies
    WHEC TV ^ | 02/06/2014 5:58 PM | WHEC TV
    Would you let your child be tested like this? There is now a bill in the New York State Assembly that would require every child in public school to have a psychological examination before they could go to school
  • Hawaii lawmaker renews fight to end or revise controversial sex ed program

    02/05/2014 4:41:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | MALIA ZIMMERMAN
    HONOLULU — State Rep. Bob McDermott, who enrolled his eight children in Hawaii’s public schools, doesn’t want his 11-year-old son exposed to a controversial taxpayer-funded sex education program. That program is taught in 12 public schools across the state, and the Hawaii Department of Education is planning to expand the curriculum to others. That’s spurred McDermott to renew his fight to get the program revised or pulled altogether. He’s releasing a 21-page report Monday entitled “The Pono Choices Curriculum: Sexualizing the Innocent” detailing his concerns. He also plans to make a plea to the Hawaii Board of Education at its...
  • NC High School Football Coach Ordered To Cease Baptisms, Leading Prayers

    02/03/2014 9:06:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    CBS ^ | Benjamin Fearnow
    Mooresville, N.C. (CBS CHARLOTTE) – Head football coach of Mooresville High School, Hal Capps, has been ordered to stop baptizing players and leading them in prayer following criticism from a national organization promoting constitutional separation of church and state. The Wisconsin-based nonprofit Freedom from Religion Foundation wrote a request last fall that coach Capps cease leading prayers and joining baptisms for his players as a base rule of separating public school activities and religious ceremonies. School Superintendent Mark Edwards met with Capps, who said, “he understood” the violation and would no longer participate in such religious observances, the Charlotte Observer...
  • School Choice and Common Core: Mortal Enemies

    01/31/2014 4:02:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | January 31, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    The freedom-enhancing, life-improving power of school choice is more than a theory for me. It's more than a talking points memo or teleprompter speech. Unlike many of the politicians paying lip service to National School Choice Week this week, the issue of expanding educational opportunity and freedom for all is something I live, breathe, practice and witness every day. My mother was a public school teacher who taught in a majority-minority district in New Jersey for more than two decades. She and my father worked hard to put their own children in a mix of public and private Catholic schools....
  • This kindergarten teacher took a little girl’s shirt off… TO PUNISH HER

    01/18/2014 10:24:32 AM PST · by Morgana · 64 replies
    daily caller ^ | eric owens
    he Daily Caller’s worst teacher of the week is a no-brainer this time: it’s Thomas Washburn, an Arizona kindergarten teacher who was yelling at all the kids in his class. Then, when one little girl got scared and hid her face in her shirt, Washburn allegedly removed her shirt completely, leaving her naked from the waist up. The little girl is six years old, reports local television station KTVK. The incident occurred on Wednesday at Adams Elementary School in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa. Police say Washburn, 54, was hollering at the 25 kids in his class for some reason....
  • Campbell Brown: Unions Won’t Support Bill to Keep Sex Predators Out of Classrooms

    01/17/2014 8:34:23 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/17/14 | Campbell Brown
    Two of the most powerful unions in the country have voiced objections to a bill that would provide better background checks for teachers, Campbell Brown writes in a Thursday Wall Street Journal column. After the Government Accountability Office found “hundreds of potential cases of registered sex offenders working in schools” across the United States in 2010, the House passed a bill that would streamline the vetting process and close inconsistencies across state lines. The bill is a common sense measure, according to Campbell, yet powerful teachers unions are opposed to the new standards. Anyone with violent or sexual convictions against...
  • Obama Administration Mandates Racism in Schools

    01/17/2014 2:59:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | January 17, 2014 | Mona Charen
    The Departments of Education and Justice have teamed up to make the lives of students in tough neighborhoods even tougher. Framed as a measure to combat discrimination against black and Hispanic children, the guidelines issued by the Obama administration about school discipline will actually encourage racial discrimination, undermine the learning environments of classrooms and contribute to an unjust race-consciousness in meting out discipline. Claiming that African-American and Hispanic students are more harshly disciplined than whites for the same infractions, the Obama administration now advises that any disciplinary rule that results in a "disparate impact" on these groups will be...
  • Middle School Under Fire for Classroom Poster Listing Sex Acts

    01/16/2014 8:36:38 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The abortion industry is targeting schoolchildren more frequently with sex education than ever before — something not surprising given that studies show sex education campaigns lead to young women eventually purchasing abortions. But the father of a 13-year-old girl in Kansas is upset and says one campaign has gone too far — by putting a poster in his daughter’s classroom that lists explicit sexual acts. Brietbart News reported on what’s happening in this Midwestern state: As local Fox News affiliate in Kansas,, reported Tuesday, Mark Ellis said his daughter, a student at Hocker Grove Middle school in the Shawnee...
  • First-grader told to stop talking about Bible

    01/16/2014 7:28:28 AM PST · by Sopater · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    The parents of a 6-year-old girl said their daughter was humiliated when a teacher interrupted the child’s one-minute speech and told her to sit down because she’s “not allowed to talk about the Bible in school,” attorneys for the California family allege. The incident occurred Dec. 19 inside a first grade classroom at Helen Hunt-Jackson Elementary School in Temecula, Calif. The previous day the teacher instructed boys and girls to find something at home that represented a family Christmas tradition. They were supposed to bring the item to school and share the item in a classroom presentation. Brynn Williams decided...
  • Call Now to Thwart Attack on Faith-Based Homeschooling (in VA)

    01/14/2014 8:13:57 AM PST · by MiddleEarth · 35 replies
    E-mail from HSLDA ^ | 1/13/2014 | Scott Woodruff
    For nearly 40 years, faith-based families have been able to homeschool under Virginia’s religious exemption statute with the quiet peace and security of knowing that their right to teach their children that God is the beginning of wisdom in every subject was unquestioned. Last week, however, Delegate Thomas Rust (R-Fairfax, 86th District) filed a legislative measure (HJ 92) that throws your rights into question and confusion by urging the Virginia General Assembly to ask the Department of Education to “study” the religious exemption statute. Asking to conduct a study is a back-door way of saying that something should be questioned....
  • Don’t Destroy This Family [Germany persecutes homeschoolers, with assist from Obama]

    01/13/2014 6:45:02 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | January 13, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Ronald Reagan electrified the world when he demanded that the Berlin Wall be torn down. Barack Obama is helping to build a new one, even as the German government begins rounding up members of a despised religious minority. The Romeike family was granted asylum in the United States because the German government was intent on wresting away the children and putting the parents in cages for the crime of homeschooling their children, which is verboten in Germany, a legacy of the country’s totalitarian past. The Obama administration, which in other notable areas of immigration law has enacted a policy of...

    01/09/2014 8:08:37 AM PST · by shortstop · 37 replies ^ | 01/09/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    Now the federal government wants to run the classroom. Not just what’s taught, who gets tested for what or what gets served for lunch, but who gets punished for what and how. Now Washington dictates on discipline. That was the clear word out of Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore yesterday as the attorney general and secretary of education announced new federal guidelines and mandates on school discipline. The goal? To disrupt the “school-to-prison pipeline” which Eric Holder and Arne Duncan say plagues our nation. Specifically, to eliminate what they call racial disparities in discipline. It turns out that black...
  • 'Violent porn teacher' at south-eastern Adelaide school transferred to.....

    01/10/2014 6:18:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    advertiser news ^ | ANDREW HOUGH
    FULL TITLE: 'Violent porn teacher' at south-eastern Adelaide school transferred to 'non-teaching' departmental role A TEACHER who accessed violent pornography using a student's internet login has escaped the sack, but will no longer be allowed to teach. The computing teacher will be removed from his role at a secondary school in Adelaide's south over his conduct in a previous job almost a decade ago. The school's former Year 8 co-ordinator and head of information technology will be transferred to a non-teaching role within the Education Department. The disciplinary action taken by department chief executive Tony Harrison comes after an official...
  • Planned Parenthood Arizona Wants to Push Abortion, Sex Ed on Kids

    01/06/2014 10:39:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | Alliance Defending Freedom
    Alliance Defending Freedom Attorney Natalie Decker is concerned about a Tempe Union High School District’s Sex Education Curriculum Committee meeting Tuesday. Planned Parenthood of Arizona is scheduled to advocate for representatives to present sex education to students, which may violate state law requiring preference be given to childbirth and adoption, not abortion. Alliance Defending Freedom sent the district a letter Monday requesting the committee allot time during its meeting to speakers to present alternative programs that encourage and support childbirth and adoption as preferred options to elective abortion. According to the committee’s published agenda, Planned Parenthood of Arizona has one-and-a-half...
  • Disparate impact: classrooms, comfortable places for girls, terrible places for boys

    01/06/2014 7:26:58 AM PST · by xzins · 52 replies
    World ^ | Dec. 28, 2013 | Marvin Olasky
    American Enterprise Institute resident scholar Christina Hoff Sommers is best known for her notable—and controversial—books about feminism and American culture. A new and revised edition of her 2001 book, The War Against Boys: How Misguided Policies Are Harming Our Young Men, came out in August. You wrote last year about your granddaughter receiving a toy train, placing it in a baby carriage, and covering it with a blanket so it could get some sleep. What does that tell you? That boys and girls are different. There are exceptions, but as a rule a little girl’s choice of play, at the...
  • OH Bill Would Require Parents to Undergo State Investigation Before Homeschooling

    12/20/2013 7:25:39 AM PST · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | December 20, 2013
    A new bill proposed by Senator Capri Cafaro (D-Ohio) would require parents who have decided to homeschool their child to undergo an investigation by social services, who would then decide whether or not it would be permitted. The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) website is reporting that on December 3, 2014, Senate Bill 248 was introduced in Ohio. This bill is the latest attack against families from state legislatures who want to severely restrict choice to homeschool children. The HSLDA summarizes this bill: It requires all parents who homeschool to undergo a social services investigation which would ultimately determine...
  • Liberals, Unions and Teachers Find New Uses for Dead Children

    12/19/2013 8:53:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | December 19, 2013 | John Ransom
    Note: This article contains explicit language that some readers might find offensive. Liberals in Ohio have used the death of a 14-year-old homeschooler in order to try to pass legislation that would require all homeschooling families to first have a home visit by some bureaucrat or another to see if they’re worthy enough for homeschooling. 14-year old Teddy Foltz was pulled out of school by his mother because teachers suspected child abuse, the story goes. The child was subsequently beaten to death by the mother's boyfriend who is now serving a life sentence for murder and is eligible for parole...
  • Parents stunned that union is seeking a $10K severance for teacher who molested their son

    12/12/2013 8:57:13 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    eagwatch ^ | Victor Skinner
    WEST BRANCH, Mich. – The Michigan Education Association is going to arbitration to try to force the West Branch-Rose City school district to pay a former teacher who was convicted of molesting a student a $10,000 severance buyout. Neil Erickson coverThe father of the victim is outraged, calling the union’s efforts on behalf of the sex criminal “ludicrous” and saying any school money due to the teacher should go to his son, who is “out there trying to make it in this world all messed up.” Neal Erickson, a former math teacher at Rose City Middle School, was convicted this...
  • Parents stunned that the union seeking $10,000 severance for teacher who molested their son

    12/12/2013 10:05:41 AM PST · by massmike · 6 replies ^ | 12/12/2013 | n/a
    The Michigan Education Association is going to arbitration to try to force the West Branch-Rose City school district to pay a former teacher who was convicted of molesting a student a $10,000 severance buyout. The father of the victim is outraged, calling the union’s efforts on behalf of the sex criminal “ludicrous” and saying any school money due to the teacher should go to his son, who is “out there trying to make it in this world all messed up.” Neal Erickson, a former math teacher at Rose City Middle School, was convicted this summer of raping a young student...
  • Student Arrested for Burping During Class

    12/08/2013 7:08:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 96 replies
    ABC ^ | Kathryne Solove
    A 13-year-old student in Albuquerque, N.M., was allegedly arrested for burping during class. According to his lawsuit, after he “burped audibly” his teacher called the school resource officer, who in turn called the authorities to have him arrested for “interfering with public education.” “They are using petty misdemeanor charges to arrest children in New Mexico,” said Shannon Kennedy, the boy’s attorney. A seventh-grader at Cleveland Middle school, he names his teacher, principal and a police officer in his civil rights lawsuit.
  • School district mulling anti-transgender bullying policy after 16-yo ‘girl’ slaps teen girl in face

    12/03/2013 7:57:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Ben Johnson.
    HERCULES, CA, December 3, 2013 ( – A California school district committed to massively overhauling its harassment policy after a viral YouTube video showed a transgender boy having a spat with three girls – but there's a twist: Police and school officials say the fight was not a “hate crime,” and that the transgender student started the fight. The West Contra Costa Unified School District voted to draft a new anti-bullying policy last night after a 22-second video of the boy and three girls went viral on YouTube. Jewelyes Guitierrez Jewelyes Guitierrez Jewelyes Guitierrez, a biological male, got into a...
  • Supreme Court Orders DOJ to Respond to German Homeschoolers' Petition

    12/02/2013 10:26:58 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 27 Nov 2013 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The Supreme Court has ordered Attorney General Eric Holder to respond to the Home School Legal Defense Association’s (HSLDA) petition on behalf of the Romeike family, a German family who sought legal asylum in the United States to escape persecution because homeschooling is largely prohibited in their home country... the order is a hopeful sign that the High Court will hear the case. ... the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals had denied asylum to the Romeikes following the Obama administration’s appeal of an earlier decision by a U.S. immigration judge who had granted them political asylum. Uwe and Hannelore Romeike...
  • School superintendent, 3 others charged in Steubenville rape case

    11/26/2013 10:21:32 AM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Michael Muskal
    The Steubenville School Superintendent was among four adults charged by a grand jury that investigated the case of a 16-year-old West Virginia girl who was raped last year by football players at a party in Ohio. The indictments, a mixture of felony and misdemeanor charges, were made by the grand jury last week and announced on Monday by Ohio Atty. Gen. Mike DeWine at a news conference televised from Steubenville. With the announcement, the grand jury has completed its investigation, he said. “We must treat rape and sexual assault as the serious crimes they are,” DeWine said. “When it is...
  • Local woman banned from elementary school after standing up for grandson

    11/24/2013 6:00:28 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 22 replies
    KMOV.COM ^ | 21 NOVEMBER 2013 | KMOV.COM
    (KMOV) – Administrators at a north St. Louis school have banned a student’s grandmother from stepping foot on the campus or else risk arrest. The incident began when the grandmother, Joyce Hall, said she was trying to stand up for her 6-year-old grandson against bullying. Hall said her grandson, Brandon, was having a tough time at Nance Elementary so she complained in letters sent to the school, demanding action for him.
  • High school's star football player 'stabbed 27-year-old gay lover to death outside home'

    11/23/2013 4:57:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 50 replies
    The captain of the Bloomfield High School football team has been charged with the murder of a 27-year-old man with whom he had allegedly been having a sexual relationship. Tarence Mitchell, 18, of Bloomfield, is accused of stabbing Ronald Taylor Jr five times in the torso and leaving the knife in his back after trying to break off the two-year relationship. The incident took place Thursday night in the front yard of Mitchell's home at 24 Hill Farm Road on Thursday night. According to court documents, the murder weapon was a steak knife NBC Connecticut reports that Mitchell armed himself...
  • Mother Wins Battle to Stop Graphic Sex-Ed Classes at Middle School

    11/21/2013 5:36:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | Rita Diller
    "Safer sex curriculum” is a very inaccurate term for the salacious instructional fare promoted and taught by Planned Parenthood. A simple reading of the instructional materials shows that these programs are all about sexually stimulating even very young students—teaching them, in embarrassing graphic detail, and in mixed gender groups, the fun of sexual foreplay and sexual intercourse while attempting to persuade them to use condoms. One woman is standing up to fight Making Proud Choices!—one of the most graphic sexual foreplay curricula—and making a huge difference by doing so. Mary McLellan is fighting the implementation of this program in Charleston,...