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  • Court: School can ban US flag shirts for safety

    02/28/2014 12:17:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 86 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | February 27, 2014 | PAUL ELIAS,
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials at a Northern California high school acted appropriately when they ordered students wearing American flag T-shirts to turn the garments inside out during the Mexican heritage celebration Cinco de Mayo, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the officials' concerns of racial violence outweighed students' freedom of expression rights. Administrators feared the American-flag shirts would enflame the passions of Latino students celebrating the Mexican holiday. Live Oak High School, in the San Jose suburb of Morgan Hill, had a history of problems between white and Latino students on...
  • When do we finally stop the harassment of little boys by school administrators?

    12/10/2013 3:47:45 PM PST · by Lakeshark · 34 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 12/10/13 | William Jacobson
    6-Year old boy suspended for kissing girl on cheek.Their war on little boys in elementary schools continues unabated. Little children are being punished with suspensions, expulsions, and permanent damage to school records based on standards of conduct carried into elementary schools from the adult world. Typically, but not exclusively, the insanity is directed at little boys for alleged violation of zero tolerance gun and sexual harassment policies. KRDO reports: A Canon City school six-year-old boy has been accused of sexual harassment and the school suspended him for kissing a girl on the cheek and hand. **snip**The Principal is defending the...
  • Teacher Makes Students Decide Who Lives, Who Dies

    10/10/2013 9:15:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 10, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    A classroom of 14 and 15-year-old Illinois high school students was assigned the task of deciding the fate of ten fictional characters in an exercise that critics called a lesson in death panels. The assignment was part of a sociology unit for freshmen and sophomore students at St. Joseph-Ogden High School in St. Joseph, just east of Champaign. The story was first reported by Champion News. The lesson involves 10 people who are in desperate need of kidney dialysis. “Unless they receive this procedure, they will die,” the lesson states. But there’s a problem. The local hospital only has enough...
  • The Wave - what is it about?

    09/02/2009 10:34:38 PM PDT · by Cindy · 82 replies · 2,385+ views
    THE WAVE.tk ^ | Last updated April, 2009 | n/a
    Note: Videos and photos included. SNIPPET: "In 1967, at the Cubberley High School in Palo Alto, California, World History teacher Ron Jones was asked about the Holocaust by a student. "Could it happen here?". According to the press release accompanying the latest retelling of the events that followed, "Jones came up with an unusual answer. He decided to have a two week experiment in dictatorship. His idea was to explain fascism to his class through a game, nothing more. He never intended what resulted, where his class would be turned into a Fascist environment. Where students gave up their freedom...
  • Vouchers: My Personal Case

    07/25/2013 3:52:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2013 | Larry Elder
    "I think you should check out the APEX program," my high school counselor Mrs. Workman suggested. APEX stood for Area Program Enrichment Exchange, and involved several L.A. area high schools, including Fairfax High. Intended for "advanced" students, the program allowed them to take courses not offered at their home school. In my case, I had exhausted all of the Spanish courses at Crenshaw High, the predominately black inner-city school I attended. But Fairfax, predominately Jewish, had higher-level courses and would accept me. "It'll be a way for you to continue your Spanish -- where, I see from your transcript, you...
  • Queering education

    06/17/2013 2:33:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Mercator ^ | 6/10/2013 | Robert R. Reilly
    The logic works like this: If homosexual acts are moral, as so many now insist, then they should be normative. If they are normative, they should be taught in our schools as a standard. If they are a standard, they should be enforced. And so it has come, and is coming, to be. Education is an essential part of the drive to universalize the rationalization for homosexual behavior; so it must become a mandatory part of the curriculum. What began as a plea for diversity ends with a demand for conformity.The infiltration of higher education by LGBT studies is well known....
  • 14-Year-Old Refuses To Remove NRA T-Shirt, Faces 1 Year In Jail

    06/15/2013 2:27:44 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 30 replies
    mrconservative.com ^ | 6/15/13 | AUTHOR Kristin Tate
    14-Year-Old Refuses To Remove NRA T-Shirt, Faces 1 Year In Jail AUTHOR Kristin Tate A middle school student in West Virginia was suspended after he refused to remove the NRA t-shirt he was wearing. 14-year-old Jared Marcum is charged with obstruction of an officer. Prosecutors have moved forward in actively pursuing the charge — the middle schooler could face up to a year and jail and a $500 fine if found guilty.
  • Girls Told to Ask for Lesbian Kiss at School

    04/27/2013 6:53:11 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 53 replies
    Parents of children attending a Red Hook, New York, middle school are outraged after a recent anti-bullying presentation at Linden Avenue Middle School. The workshop for 13 and 14-year-old girls focused on homosexuality and gender identity. They were also taught words such as "pansexual" and "genderqueer." Parents say their daughters were told to ask one another for a kiss and they say two girls were told to stand in front of the class and pretend they were lesbians on a date.
  • Dropping a Class (Vanity)

    11/19/2012 1:19:23 AM PST · by MacMattico · 104 replies
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    With all of the problems going on in the world, this is trivial, hence the vanity post. But an example of what's going on in our schools and who thinks they control our kids. My niece signed up for what should have been a simple, easy "A" grade HS class. Purely an elective, having nothing to do with requirements or career. Turns out the teacher is a real piece of work. He's intimidating and creepy. (My nieces words.) I asked if anything had happened to make her feel "creepy" and she just said she doesn't like the feeling she gets...
  • Cranberry industry wary of upcoming nutrition standards (Nutrition Czarina Michelle Obama)

    06/24/2012 6:13:12 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 64 replies
    USAToday ^ | June 24, 2012 | Larry Bivins
    "Listen, America. Eat your veggies and like it."
  • NYC Principal Bans 'God Bless the USA' at Kindergarten Graduation, Bieber's 'Baby' OK

    06/10/2012 5:59:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    News Buster.org ^ | June 10, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    America really is fading away before our very eyes. A public school principal in New York City has banned kindergartners from singing "God Bless the USA" at their graduation, but according to the New York Post, is allowing them to perform Justin Bieber's "Baby":Her refusal to let students sing “God Bless the USA” at their graduation has sparked fireworks at a school filled with proud immigrants. Greta Hawkins, principal of PS 90, the Edna Cohen School, won’t allow kindergartners to belt out the beloved Lee Greenwood ballad, also known as “Proud to be an American,” at their moving-up ceremony. Five...
  • Rhode Island Public School Agrees to Remove Prayer

    02/16/2012 11:30:12 PM PST · by AnTiw1 · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mary Ellen Godin
    CRANSTON, Rhode Island (Reuters) - A Rhode Island school board voted on Thursday to comply with a federal court order to remove a prayer banner that has been displayed in a public high school for nearly a half century, saying the cash-strapped district cannot face a costly appeal.
  • Toilet-gate has California students flush with anger

    02/12/2012 10:40:04 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 99 replies
    College Times ^ | 11 Feb 2012 | Theresa Harrington
    CONCORD, Calif. — Instead of beating the bell between classes at Mount Diablo High, senior Charles Campos often finds himself waiting frantically for a chance to use a rare unlocked restroom on the sprawling campus. Relief has been hard to come by since beleaguered Principal Kate McClatchy closed all but one boys and girls' bathroom to the 1,400 students last year. Although McClatchy unlocked a second set of restrooms this week, the dearth of commodes may violate the state's education code. She refused to say why she did it, but district trustee Gary Eberhart said he's been told it's because...
  • Lunch Scholars - Youtube (Public School idiots)

    02/04/2012 10:44:20 AM PST · by NavyCanDo · 9 replies
    A video created by two Olympia WA High School journalism students intended as a comedy sketch turned into a bigger lesson in the failure of the public school system than they bargained for. In the vein of Jay Leno’s “Jay Walking” sketch series they asked fellow students basic questions about history, geography and current events.
  • White Middle-Schooler Beaten Unconscious by Group of Black Students

    01/23/2012 9:32:49 PM PST · by neverdem · 136 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 23, 2012 | John T. Bennett
    The story is shocking enough, even without bringing race into it: on the way to school in Ocala, FA, a thirteen-year-old girl was beaten unconscious and reportedly went into a seizure after being attacked on the school bus by a group of fellow students. The girl reportedly was riding the bus for the first time. Someone threw a shoe at her, and she threw it back, hitting a student. That's when the beating began. At least seven students surrounded the girl, punched her, held her head to the floor by her hair, and kicked her. The bus driver pulled the...
  • 'If Fred Got Two Beatings Per Day…' Homework Asks

    01/07/2012 10:33:54 PM PST · by Altariel · 126 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | January 7, 2012 | Olivia Katrandjian
    Third graders in in Gwinnett County, Ga., were given math homework Wednesday that asked questions about slavery and beatings. Christopher Braxton told ABC News affiliate WSB-TV in Atlanta that he couldn't believe the assignment his 8-year-old son brought home from of Beaver Ridge Elementary school in Norcross. "It kind of blew me away," Braxton said. "Do you see what I see? Do you really see what I see? He's not answering this question." The question read, "Each tree had 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?" Another math problem read, "If Frederick...
  • Bill Mandating Gay History in Schools Goes to Calif. Governor

    07/05/2011 9:47:53 PM PDT · by lbryce · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 5, 2011 | Staff
    California lawmakers on Tuesday sent the governor a bill that would make the state the first requiring public schools to include the contributions of gays and lesbians in social studies curriculum. The bill, passed on a party-line vote, adds lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as well as people with disabilities to the list of groups that schools must include in the lessons. It also would prohibit material that reflects adversely on gays. Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano of San Francisco says SB48 is crucial because of the bullying that happens to gay students. Republicans called it a well-intentioned but ill-conceived...
  • U.S. Department of Education to host LGBT youth summit Monday and Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

    06/05/2011 11:26:03 AM PDT · by Salman · 39 replies
    U.S. Secretary of Education (official site) ^ | June 06, 2011 (date of event) | Official press release
    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give remarks at the Department’s first-ever Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) youth summit at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. The two-day summit, “Creating and Maintaining Safe and Supportive Environments for LGBT Youth,” will take place Monday-Tuesday, June 6-7. Duncan will highlight the administration’s commitment to ensuring equal access to education for LGBT students as it does for all students. He also will discuss the Department’s Office for Civil Rights recently released guidance on the protection against harassment in an education setting based on gender,...
  • Obama Administration Holds LGBT ‘Youth Summit’ – Gov’t ‘Has Finally Come Out of the Closet,..

    06/06/2011 5:12:56 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 26 replies
    Obama Administration Holds LGBT ‘Youth Summit’ – Gov’t ‘Has Finally Come Out of the Closet,’ Official Says Monday, June 06, 2011 By Penny Starr (CNSNews.com) – Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke at the first “Federal LGBT Youth Summit” on Monday after being introduced by a homosexual on her staff, who said the secretary “gets us” and is “tireless” in her support of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender youth. “Your federal government has finally come out of the closet in support of LGBT youth,” said Pam Hyde, HHS administrator for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services. “It’s great...
  • The Advanced Japanese teacher doesn't speak Japanese (watch movies)

    02/22/2011 3:14:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 81 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Melody Gutierrez
    Kayla Chung sits in her advanced Japanese language class at Rosemont High School but learns nothing about how to read or write the language. That's because Chung's teacher – a long-term substitute – does not know Japanese. "All we do is sit in class, watch movies on Japan and take notes," said Chung, 16, who is in Japanese III. "I'm pretty sure that's not how Japanese is supposed to be taught." The situation at Rosemont highlights the difficulties schools face when offering specialized programs that have relatively few qualified teachers. Rosemont's popular Japanese language classes were previously taught by a...