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  • Another reason Christian parents should home school

    03/13/2018 12:11:42 PM PDT · by Bob Celeste · 4 replies ^ | 3/13/2018 | Self
    Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky.. But... Monday September 5th, 2005 In 1962, the government of these United States joined the governments of Canada, Europe and South America and evicted the Lord God Creator of the Universe, Christ Jesus, from the body politic and the public school system. That void was immediately replaced by satan. Abortion became legal, the destruction of the marriage via no fault divorces became the law of the land, adultery, homosexuality, and promiscuous behavior became accepted norms. Fathers were degraded and prohibited by law from punishing their children with a strap,...
  • Norway Returns 12-Y-O Son to Homeschool Parents After They Agree to Surrender Passports

    02/23/2018 10:41:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/23/2018 | Samuel Smith
    Norwegian child services has returned a 12-year-old Christian boy to his parents after the child was forcibly removed from the home following the parents' decision to homeschool their son because he was being bullied at school. Leif and Terese Kristiansen announced on Wednesday that their son, Kai, is has returned to their home in Ĺs. "We are very pleased to announce that Kai is back in his home with his family. We're very happy to see him again," Leif Kristiansen wrote in a Facebook post. "We couldn't have done this without international support from others who have contributed to us...
  • If you can't block the weapons, remove the targets

    02/16/2018 8:57:57 AM PST · by asinclair · 53 replies
    I'll keep this short: if you want to eliminate the shootings in schools, and don't want to impose draconian limits on the sale and possession of firearms, then decentralize the schools. This reduces the target density, plus it allows our children to be protected by adults with guns against the perps looking for their 15 minutes of glory.
  • Public School Control Now!

    02/16/2018 7:52:23 AM PST · by Sopater · 40 replies
    Specific Answers ^ | February 16, 2018 | Gary North
    The murder of 17 innocent high school students in Parkland, Florida reminds us that public schools are dangerous. Too dangerous for children. Yet there are pro-public school ideologues who refuse to face the facts. They shut their eyes to reality. They spout their slogan: "Public schools don't kill public school students. Killers kill public school students." We have heard this for 50 years. Yet the killers are always one of these: (1) enrolled public school students, (2) public school graduates, or (3) expelled public school students. It's time to turn a deaf ear on the refrain about public schools not...
  • Man admits to putting hidden camera in mental care facility bathroom

    01/25/2018 8:09:32 AM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Jan 25, 2018 | WOWK
    KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - A worker at a mental health facility for boys has been charged in connection to a hidden camera found in a bathroom, according to deputies. The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office tells 13 News that David Franklin Kidd Jr., 44, of Belle, was arrested in June 2017. Kidd was employed at The Art of Three Rivers in Dunbar, a facility of boys with mental disabilities and was a classroom aide for Kanawha County Schools.
  • Questions for 6th graders on gender identity, drug use outrage Mo. parents

    01/25/2018 7:00:09 AM PST · by massmike · 18 replies ^ | 01/25/2018 | N/A
    BOURBON, Missouri -- Some 11-year-olds in Missouri were asked questions about their sexual orientation and whether they want to change genders. The questions were part of a survey from the state and also included the topics of drug use and suicide. Some parents are outraged, especially since the school district could have opted out of the survey.
  • Home Schooling Is Not a Crime

    01/24/2018 5:41:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | January 24, 2048 | Michelle Malkin
    It's elementary. Education control freaks will use any excuse to crack down on competition. With two million K-12 students now educated at home (including our 9th grade son), the temptation to exploit the most marginal cases of alleged child abuse by home-schoolers has proven irresistible to statist politicians and government apologists. Take the case of David and Louise Turpin's 13 starving children, reportedly found tethered to their beds after one of the siblings escaped and contacted police. The Turpins' "house of horrors" in Riverside County, California, grabbed international headlines last week -- and lured a parade of publicity hounds. Former...
  • America is Better than Our President’s Words

    01/15/2018 3:35:46 PM PST · by mdittmar · 55 replies
    NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ^ | January 12, 2018 | National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen Garcia
    It seems like ancient history now, but in the run-up to the presidential election of 2016, many educators warned that then-candidate Donald Trump did not have the temperament to be president. We listened closely to his words—the constant stream of insults, the belittling, the bullying. We recognized these outbursts. This was adolescent behavior at its worst. We knew then that this man should not be president and we knew he would be a terrible role model for our students.One year in, and it is even worse than many of us imagined it would be.
  • New York City to Begin Putting 'Absent Reserve' Teachers Back in Classrooms. But Who Are They?

    11/19/2017 1:48:45 PM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Education Week ^ | October 27, 2017 | Liana Loewus
    Hundreds of New York City teachers who'd lost their full-time positions but stayed on the payroll will be headed back to classrooms within the next few weeks. About a third of those teachers, it turns out, have faced legal or disciplinary charges. The city's education department announced this summer that schools that hadn't filled all their teaching positions by Oct. 15 would be assigned educators from the "absent teacher reserve" pool. According to a spokesman at the New York City Department of Education, the "matches" between teachers and schools are being made now, and those teachers will go into schools...
  • NEA Calls for Action in the Wake of Latest School Shooting

    11/15/2017 4:45:55 PM PST · by mdittmar · 28 replies
    The National Education Association ^ | November 15, 2017 | NEA President Lily Eskelsen García
    Lily Eskelsen García: “Thoughts and prayers are not enough.” WASHINGTON - November 15, 2017 - NEA President Lily Eskelsen García issued the following statement in reaction to yesterday’s shooting in Northern California, which targeted students and educators at Rancho Tehama Elementary School:“We pray for the victims of this latest tragedy in Tehama County, California, and the schoolchildren and adults shot by another out-of-control man who could spray bullets through a classroom and down the street with a rapid-fire weapon. We’re grateful to the educators who heroically protected their students in this rural school, the heroes in a Texas church, and...
  • New Hampshire Lawmaker Equates Homeschooling To “Child Abuse” – Nanny State To Be Pushed On Parents

    11/14/2017 3:50:57 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies
    Newz Sentinel/ ^ | 11-14-2017 | Joseph Jankowski via
    In 2012, the State of New Hampshire passed a measure that eased the state’s intervention into the operations of homeschooling families by reducing the number of filings parents would have to submit in order to get state approval for their efforts to educate their children. This move, according to Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), reduced the amount of notices homeschooling parents would have to submit from 3 to just 1 and has produced no negative problems since becoming law. Now, about five years after the 2012 measure was passed, state lawmakers are eyeing up a plan to roll back...
  • CNN:Republican leaders ignore the sacrifice made by those who work in our public schools

    11/10/2017 4:05:20 PM PST · by mdittmar · 54 replies
    National Educational Association ^ | November 9,2017 | Lily Eskelsen García, president of the National Educational Association
    “As educators spend more and more of their own funds each year to buy basic essentials, Republican leaders chose to ignore the sacrifice made by those who work in our nation’s public schools to make sure students have adequate books, pencils, paper and art supplies,” Lily Eskelsen García, the president of the National Educational Association, said in a statement. Read the rest of the article here.
  • Air Force One Vet Turned Referee Gets 18 Month Suspension for Leaving Game After Athlete Kneels

    10/20/2017 6:39:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    MRC ^ | 10/20/17 | Monica Sanchez
    An Air Force One veteran turned Indiana high school referee was slammed with an 18-month suspension for choosing to walk out of a game he was refereeing after he saw an athlete kneeling during the National Anthem. Jim Saddler, 67, said he couldn’t help himself when he saw a volleyball player taking a knee during the “Star Spangled Banner.” He said that he was barely able to contain his anger when he saw fans “sitting on their butts” during the anthem, but seeing an athlete kneeling was what pushed him over the edge. “What they did just upset me so...
  • 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 ^ | 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.