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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...
  • Schools use GPS to track students who skip

    02/18/2011 8:04:35 PM PST · by Immerito · 30 replies
    MSNBC ^ | February 18, 2011 | Rosa Golijan
    Skipping class, though frowned upon, is practically a rite of passage for young teens, but thanks to an elaborate system involving GPS being used by some school districts, it is practically being eliminated completely. The Orange County Register reports that the Anaheim Union High School District in California is currently participating in a pilot program which involves using a combination of Global Positioning System technology, automated telephone reminders, and one-on-one coaching to cut down on truancy. It's similar to programs being used in Baltimore and San Antonio. Basically any students in the seventh- or eighth-grade who have four or more...
  • Caption Obama at Parkville Elementary School

    02/14/2011 1:58:46 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 29 replies
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to students during his visit to Parkville Middle School and Center of Technology in Parkville, Maryland February 14, 2011.
  • Scrapping School Religious Holidays Solves Nothing

    12/25/2010 8:28:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 25, 2010 | Brad O'Leary
    In a recent column for USA Today, Boston University religion professor Stephen Prothero argues that public schools should do away with giving students’ days off for religious holidays because honoring Christian holidays in this manner is unfair to other religions. “As I read the First Amendment,” writes Prothero, “using taxpayer dollars to prop up Christianity and Judaism at the expense of Hinduism is unconstitutional, whether the number of parents who won’t send their children to school on [the Hindu festival of] Diwali totals 80 or 800.” Prothero suggests that those who agree with him should clamor to have every religious...
  • Purple Homosexualist 'Spirit Day' Saturates U.S. Schools, Media, Stock Exchange

    10/22/2010 8:44:02 PM PDT · by massmike · 45 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 10/22/2010 | Kathleen Gilbert
    An Internet-born movement to encourage solidarity with teen victims of gay bullying has spurred several celebrities, schools, and media to officially promote the pro-homosexual campaign by wearing purple this past Wednesday. A young woman named Brittany McMillan, who spread the idea on her Tumblr account, and was championed by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), reportedly began the movement, which is intended to memorialize homosexual youths who have killed themselves. Several media outlets endorsed the movement, including CNBC, the Today Show, E!, HGTV, Philadelphia Magazine, Ms. Magazine, The View, and numerous Spanish-language media. Even the New York Stock...
  • My 12 year old daughter was visited by police today, what should I do?

    10/21/2010 8:09:47 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 146 replies · 3+ views
    Today my 12 year old daughter was in class when a student came in and asked her if she would come into the hall to talk to the police. When she went into the hallway a police officer explained that she needed to go to the principal's office with him and she then asked if she was in trouble. He gave her no reply. He asked her if she wanted to walk by herself so she wouldn't be seen with him and she said, "No, I don't care." When she finally arrived at the principal's office across campus there were...
  • Destroying Schools to Achieve Racial Justice

    10/14/2010 3:26:13 AM PDT · by Scanian · 57 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 14, 2010 | Robert Weissberg
    I've long suspected that the federal government is consciously subverting American education. Deep inside the Department of Education, there must exist a top-secret Bureau of Educational Disasters (BED) whose mission is to concoct alluring but guaranteed-to-fail, academic achievement-killing policies whose sole benefits are more jobs and mindless paperwork. These would be the folks who recently bribed states to retain academically troublesome students whose behavior hindered decent students so as to make America "better educated," i.e., a nation of high school "graduates" barely able to read their diplomas. Well, like all industrious Washington bureaucrats, BED, with Department of Justice support, soldiers...
  • School system to get Muslim holiday (MA)

    10/10/2010 1:15:03 PM PDT · by PROCON · 90 replies · 1+ views
    boston.com ^ | Oct. 10, 2010 | Brock Parker
    Cambridge to start observance in 2011-12 As a Muslim and a high school senior at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, 17-year-old Dunia Kassay faces a tough choice every year on Islamic holy days: go to school or stay home to be with family and friends.
  • Transgender Teen amid Royal Dilemma (gag vomit)

    10/06/2010 9:24:46 PM PDT · by GeronL · 83 replies
    Fox 4 DFW ^ | October 6, 2010 | Sophi Reza
    DALLAS - A transgender senior at North Dallas High School wants to run for homecoming queen. But school administrators won't allow it. Andy Moreno was born a male but has identified herself as female for the past year. She looks and acts like a girl. She said that has never caused any problems for her at school. However, her nomination for homecoming queen has caused some controversy.
  • Christian Students Suspended for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts with Bible Verses

    09/17/2010 6:50:31 PM PDT · by topher · 151 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 17, 2010
    Friday September 17, 2010 Christian Students Suspended for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts with Bible Verses ROSWELL, New Mexico, September 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A New Mexico School principal has penalized three Christian students with suspensions for giving fresh Krispy Kreme Doughnuts with Bible verses to each of their teachers, according to the public advocacy group Liberty Counsel. This school is already named in a pending lawsuit filed by Liberty Counsel on behalf of families and students who were bullied, and one suspended, for exercising their freedom of religion by distributing abstinence wristbands and plastic models of babies at 12 weeks...
  • Ed Schultz: Obama's School Speech Should Be Mandatory For All Students

    09/16/2010 6:24:35 PM PDT · by pissant · 32 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Matt Hadro
    At certain schools across the country, parents possessed the authority to pull their children from class Tuesday so as not to witness President Obama's address to students nationwide – and Ed Schultz believes that constitutes an "opt-out for Right-wing whackos." Schultz seemed to be not in favor of academic freedom – in this case. Decrying opposition to the speech as "perverse conservative hatred" for Obama and "motivated by race," Schultz was apparently doubly-mad about this, as he hit the issue hard for two nights in a row on his MSNBC show. "I think the President's speech should be mandatory for...
  • Public School Field Trip: Inside Video Captures Kids Bowing to Allah

    09/16/2010 11:02:13 AM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 176 replies
    big peace ^ | 9/16/10 | Charles Jacobs
    My organization, Americans for Peace and Tolerance (APT), just released a video showing 6th graders from Wellesley, MA as they rise from prostrating themselves alongside Muslim men in a prayer to Allah while on a public school field trip to the largest mosque in the Northeast. Teachers did not intervene. Parents have not been told. embedded by Embedded Video YouTube Direkt The video was taken inside the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center – Boston’s controversial Saudi-funded mega-mosque – during a Wellesley Middle School social studies trip to the mosque, ostensibly taken to learn about the history of Islam first-hand....
  • Public school children forced to pray to Allah

    09/16/2010 1:38:53 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 16, 2010 | Thomas Lifson
    Shocking video was released today by Americans for Peace and Tolerance: [video] The video was taken inside the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center - Boston's controversial Saudi-funded mega-mosque - during a Wellesley Middle School social studies trip to the mosque, ostensibly taken to learn about the history of Islam first-hand. Yet the video reveals that the students are being blatantly mis-educated about Islam. A mosque spokesperson is seen teaching the children that in Mohammed's 7th century Arabia women were allowed to vote, while in America women only gained that right a hundred years ago. This seems to be an...
  • Public education: Can't close gaps without parents

    09/11/2010 2:31:45 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 29 replies
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | September 10, 2010 | Editorial
    Those who think manufacturing is dying in Connecticut need only look to state government to realize how well doorstop production is doing. For example, agency heads are busily compiling a report for the next governor on ways to reduce state spending by 15 percent. Why this wasn't done years ago so it might have saved taxpayers bundles and mitigated today's record fiscal crisis is a topic for another day. But the next governor won't be bound by these recommendations and may not be even mildly interested in what the vested interests have to say since they eagerly participated the spending...
  • PBS Lesson Plans. Grades 9-12. Exploring lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer identities

    09/09/2010 11:11:44 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 8 replies
    PBS ^ | Sept 7, 2010 | Nicole Opper
    "My curiosity only grew when I finally met her family — two white Jewish (lesbian) moms — and, in addition to Rafi — who is Puerto Rican and black — a younger Korean brother named Zay-Zay. As a gay woman who has always been interested in adoption, I saw myself in this family, and I knew that with increasing numbers of Americans identifying as multiracial or multicultural, this family’s story was more relevant than ever. Six years later — when I felt up to the task and Avery was old enough to express the nuanced and complex experience that is...
  • I Trust You'll Treat Her Well

    08/26/2010 3:47:56 PM PDT · by Mister Fleas · 8 replies
    Molding Minds Homeschool ^ | August, 24 2010 | Anna(poem by Dan Valentine)
    I have a guilty pleasure that I probably shouldn't indulge in, but I listen to 106.1 KISS FM (the talk show portion) in the mornings on my way to co-op twice a week. Yesterday was the first day back to school for most of the North Dallas area and as per a tradition on the show they read a poem called "I Trust You'll Treat Her Well". I really expected a mushy poem about how his little girl was growing up and all that other mush that comes along with it (don't get me wrong, I love mush!), but what...
  • School Books in Spanish? USA?

    08/26/2010 12:46:13 AM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 16, 2010
    Our public schools are providing books in Spanish for their non-English speaking students! Of all the ways to prevent assimilation this public school PC nonsense has to rate among the best. Already facing ever-higher taxes for bankrupt public school districts, prison incarceration, insolvent hospitals, social welfare costs, and the ravages of the drug cartel, our public schools are determined to exacerbate a national crisis. Arizona 1070 is looking better every day!
  • Rose Garden Thorn

    08/13/2010 5:47:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 13, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Federal Spending: When the president urged Congress last week to pass $26 billion in emergency aid to help save the jobs of laid-off teachers, one of his human props was out of place. It was a mistake he may regret. Flanked in the Rose Garden by teachers, President Obama said last Tuesday: "We can't stand by and do nothing while pink slips are given to the men and women who educate our children or keep our communities safe." Later in the day, Obama signed the bill that Democrats say will save the jobs of 300,000 teachers and police officers who've...
  • Public Schools and Libraries: The Failure of Socialism

    07/13/2010 12:52:43 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 25 replies
    While I don't agree with the rhetoric used in this video I agree with every argument made. Education should not be run by the gov. via our tax dollars. Private schools do it better and instill Christian and American values in children unlike the liberal left gov. schools. Not sure if I agree w/ getting rid of libraries but my taxes are killing me. Discussion anyone?
  • Video: Students Sent Home Over American Flag Shirts (on Cinco de Mayo)

    05/06/2010 7:07:39 AM PDT · by Justaham · 37 replies · 1,241+ views
    CBS 13 ^ | May 5, 2010
    Five Northern California high school students were sent home from their school after coming to school wearing shirts with the American Flag on it during Cinco De Mayo. Note: Live Oaks High School principal is Mexican.
  • What Do Your Kids Know About Climate Change? (Other than being a hoax? Philly indoctrination)

    04/13/2010 9:28:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 435+ views
    Philadelphia Weekly ^ | 4/13/10 | Lance Duroni
    What Do Your Kids Know About Climate Change?A look at global warming curriculum in the Philadelphia School District. By Lance Duroni Posted Apr. 13, 2010 The past six months have seen something of a renaissance in climate-change skepticism. Hacked emails revealed climate scientists being less than forthright in response to freedom of information requests; the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change admitted to errors in its report; and Al Gore, the punch line that can somehow instantly discredit the work of thousands of scientists worldwide, has been accused of profiteering in his advocacy of strong action to mitigate climate change....
  • Banning prayer in schools hurts public morality

    04/05/2010 1:02:05 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies · 895+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4-5-10 | Gregory Kane
    I got the most pleasant of surprises at a funeral. The service had reached the point where an Old Testament passage had to be read. The one selected was the 23rd Psalm. As the woman reading it pronounced each word, I found myself following along. I didn't remember each and every sentence, but I remembered most of it. I said along with the woman as she read, "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever." As the reading concluded, I sat in the pew...
  • NATIONAL SOCIALISTS IN THE NY PUBLIC SCHOOL

    03/23/2010 11:11:34 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 23 replies · 783+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 03/24/10 | Pamela Geller
    Look what is happening in our public schools while we are busying ourselves with the stuff of our daily lives. These people should be kept far way from our young. "Over 150 youth and student activists gathered at Norman Thomas High School in New York City from March 5-7, 2010. YDS activists and progressive youth converged to discuss how to amplify left-wing pressure on the establishment. These young radicals came from Texas, Indiana to Kansas, Florida, Rhode Island, Oregon and more." Young Democratic Socialists Corrupt, criminal ACORN official Bertha Lewis spoke with radical Dr. Cornell West at a public high...
  • If you can't afford private school for your children

    03/21/2010 12:02:36 AM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 34 replies · 753+ views
    03202010
    Any couple considering having children nowdays should think TWICE about doing so. Have you thought about having submit your children to the INDOCTRINATION of our public schools? How about SPANISH and MUSLIM influences? Is LEFT WING LIBERAL BIAS BS that is in the curriculum of any concern? My 2 cents... If you can't afford private school, don't have children. If you do have children and you can't afford private school, I wish you luck, but you will need MUCH more than luck to survive baby!
  • First Lady Credits School Cafeteria Programs for Bolstering National Security

    03/02/2010 7:03:06 AM PST · by IbJensen · 31 replies · 636+ views
    CNS News ^ | 3/1/2010 | Penny Star
    CNSNews.com) – First lady Michelle Obama said at the School Nutrition Association Conference in Washington, D.C. on Monday that individuals who work in school cafeterias across the country not only educate and feed children, but help to strengthen national security. “Every day, with the food you serve, you're teaching them these critical lessons about nutrition and healthy eating,” Obama said. “You're shaping their habits and their preferences, and you're affecting the choices that they're going to make for the rest of their lives.” She said the responsibility of feeding 31 million children through school food programs at the nation’s public...
  • Granted Political Asylum to Learn at Home

    03/01/2010 2:43:15 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies · 386+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 28, 2010 | Campbell Robertson
    MORRISTOWN, Tenn. — On a quiet street in this little town [...] lives a family of refugees who were granted asylum in the United States because they feared persecution in their home country. [...] The parents, Uwe and Hannelore Romeike, want to home-school their five children, ranging in age from 2 to 12, a practice illegal in their native land, Germany. Among European countries, Germany is nearly alone in requiring, and enforcing, attendance of children at an officially recognized school. The school can be private or religious, but it must be a school. Exceptions can be made [only] for health...
  • Is Lower Merion spying students inside their home? LM official responds [Unbelievable Alert]

    02/18/2010 11:47:18 AM PST · by freespirited · 87 replies · 2,225+ views
    Norristown Times Herald ^ | 02/18/10 | Richard Ilgenfritz
    Webcams can be a window to the world. But a lawsuit filed this week claims they are also a one-way window being used by school officials to peek in on students and their families at home. A federal lawsuit filed Wednesday by the parents of a Harriton High School student alleges that the Lower Merion School District has been remotely spying on students inside their homes through their webcam-enabled district-issued computers. According to the suit filed by Mark S. Haltzman with the firm Lamm Rubenstone, Lindy Matsko, an assistant principal at Harriton, told a minor student in November that the...
  • REV. PETERSON: “IS THIS THE WHITE HOUSE, OR BIG MAMMA’S HOUSE?

    02/16/2010 1:27:16 PM PST · by NewDestiny · 21 replies · 1,122+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 2/16/10 | Ermias Alemayehu
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!!! February 16, 2010 Contact: (323) 556-2623 REV. PETERSON: “IS THIS THE WHITE HOUSE, OR BIG MAMMA’S HOUSE?” LOS ANGELES—Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, Founder and President of BOND Action, is criticizing First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign targeting childhood obesity as one more attempt by the administration to control and encroach on the freedoms of the American people. The following is Rev. Peterson’s statement regarding this matter:
  • Teacher cries 'hate crime' over Bible left on desk

    02/18/2010 2:50:26 AM PST · by bogusname · 57 replies · 1,523+ views
    WND ^ | February 18, 2010 | Chelsea Schilling
    An eighth-grade teacher has accused her students of committing a "hate crime" and being "cruel" because they left a Bible on her desk and a Christmas card with the word "Christ" underlined. Melissa Hussain, an Apex, N.C., science teacher at West Lake Middle School, is suspended with pay and may lose her job after she purportedly clashed with students on the subject of religion and sent students to the school office when they asked about the role of God in creation during a lesson about evolution. Hussain wrote on her then-public Facebook page that it was a "hate crime" when...
  • 6-Year-Old Student Handcuffed, Committed by School

    02/12/2010 4:26:25 AM PST · by kingattax · 72 replies · 1,913+ views
    NBCMIAMI.com ^ | Feb. 11, 2010 | Todd Wright
    Port St. Lucie's school system has an interesting way of dealing with disruptive students. The same school district that allowed an autistic boy to be voted out of kindergarten class for being a bit unruly has a far worse penalty for 6-year-old little girls. Handcuffs and straight jackets.
  • Kids' sex talk rocks teachers (4th/5th graders shocking talk)

    02/02/2010 8:51:55 PM PST · by FromLori · 16 replies · 709+ views
    Mercury ^ | 2/3/10 | PHILIPPA DUNCAN
    TEACHERS are overhearing Tasmanian primary students boasting about having oral sex. Roz Madsen from the Australian Education Union said teachers "felt helpless" at how to deal with the problem. "The students are talking about what they have done on the weekend, sexual experiences that they are having," she said. "Anecdotally it seems to be happening at earlier ages." She said at a recent AEU forum, teachers had described what children in grade 4 and 5 talked about.