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  • WHITES NEED NOT APPLY: Black Leaders In Fresno Oppose White ‘Cultural Studies’ Teacher

    07/29/2014 8:53:22 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 29 Jul 2014 | Eric Owens
    Black community leaders in Fresno, Calif., are urging the Fresno Unified School District to re-evaluate the hiring of a white guy to teach three cultural studies courses at a brand-new middle school that will overwhelmingly serve minority students. Rutherford B. Gaston Middle School — named after the city’s first black principal — will open in a few short weeks. It’s the first middle school in the immediate, poverty-ridden vicinity since 1979. The protesters are unhappy because the school has chosen to hire Peter Beck, a person with white skin, over other, unidentified candidates, The Fresno Bee reports. Beck will teach...
  • Was George Washington A Domestic Terrorist?

    07/11/2014 11:58:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/11/2014 | John Nantz
    “…the American revolution was violent and it was illegal.” - Bill Ayers, Co-Founder of Weather Underground. Radicals compare themselves to America’s Founding Fathers. However, it’s hard to envision George Washington cowering behind a bush while pressing a detonator. In battle, Washington rode on horseback, completely exposed, leading his army of citizen soldiers into leaden clouds of heavy musket balls fired from sneering, massed English troops bent on dealing death and mayhem. But, Washington was no stranger to valor. Prior to the War for Independence, Washington displayed the heroism which was to become his hallmark when, during the Battle of Monongahela,...
  • Fifth grade worksheet: Founders wanted government to have ‘power over the states’

    05/01/2014 6:50:22 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 10 replies
    Liberty Unyielding ^ | May 01 2014 | Renee Nal
    A fifth grade worksheet in Florida declares that the Federalists were different than the anti-federalists because they “believed in a strong national government that would have power over the states.” The Federalists believed in a central government, but it was to be a “limited government.” The anti-federalists believed that there should be no central government, and pushed for full sovereignty of the states. The Federalists, according to the worksheet, included “John Adams, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, John Jay and Alexander Hamilton.” While it is true that the Federalists wanted a central, or a “general,” government, the worksheet does...
  • Committee decides to keep ‘Two Boys Kissing’ on school library shelves

    04/25/2014 6:06:59 AM PDT · by massmike · 24 replies
    fauquier.com ^ | 04/25/2014 | Hannah Dellinger
    “Two Boys Kissing” will stay in Fauquier High School’s library. FHS parent Jessica Wilson made an official complaint to remove the book from the school library on Feb. 7, because she believed that the cover of the book condoned public displays of affection, which are against school policy. Marie Miller, a teacher at FHS and the advisor for the school publication The Falconer said that she believes that those opposing the book were doing so not because of it’s lack of appropriateness for the students, but because it is a story about gay teens. “If the focus of this book...
  • Utah high school teacher who had kids brainstorm genitalia slang gets paid leave

    04/17/2014 10:03:35 AM PDT · by massmike · 37 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com/ ^ | 04/17/2014 | n/a
    A Pleasant View, Utah high school teacher is now on paid leave after she asked her students to come up with a bunch of slang terms for their genitalia as part of a course called “Adult Roles and Financial Literacy.” The genitalia brainstorm session occurred on Friday at Weber High School. The teacher is Ashley Williams, reports The Salt Lake Tribune. “We had some students who reported to administration that a teacher was having an exercise where they were put into groups, male and female, to come up with names for genitalia,” Weber School District spokesman Nate Taggart told the...
  • Grant Middle School workbook’s gun-rights description has some up in arms

    03/25/2014 9:42:34 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    Illinois State Journal Register ^ | Mar 24, 2014 | Jason Nevel
    Grant Middle School workbook’s gun-rights description has some up in arms A workbook used by Grant Middle School that has generated controversy among gun-rights supporters won't be removed from the classroom. Jason Nevel Updated Mar 24, 2014 at 10:23 PM A workbook used by students at Grant Middle School that has generated controversy among gun-rights supporters has no political agenda and won't be removed from the classroom, Springfield interim Superintendent Bob Hill said Monday. Since the controversy surfaced online last week, Hill said, he's received a handful of calls and more than a dozen emails. Gun-rights supporters claim students at...
  • Common Core: It's a Trap

    03/25/2014 4:39:51 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 3 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 03/25/2014 | Steve Berman
    Indiana is the first state among the 45 who adopted Common Core standards since 2010, to drop out. Governor Mike Pence (R) said: I believe when we reach the end of this process there are going to be many other states around the country that will take a hard look at the way Indiana has taken a step back, designed our own standards and done it in a way where we drew on educators, we drew on citizens, we drew on parents and developed standards that meet the needs of our people. As a parent, with two small boys...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    03/14/2014 5:57:50 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 99 replies
    Today's lesson, from Common (Commie) Core Let's start out with English and Language Arts Reading Time! Church Ladies Typewriters. They're Back! Those wonderful Church Bulletins! Thank God for church ladies with typewriters. These sentences (with all the BLOOPERS) actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services: -------------------------- The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals. -------------------------- The sermon this morning: Jesus Walks on the Water. The sermon tonight: Searching for Jesus. -------------------------- Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands. --------------------------...
  • 7 Lies Liberals Tell Young Americans

    01/18/2014 3:58:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2014 | John Hawkins
    Saying that life is hard is kind of like saying the sun is hot, water is wet, or noting that politicians lie a lot. It's so obvious that anyone who's paying attention already knows that it's true. That being said, life's even harder when you're working under false assumptions that have been drilled into you by your teachers, college professors, Hollywood, and politicians in D.C. Much of what liberalism drums into the young skulls full of mush simply isn't true and millions of lives have been ruined by people finding it out the hard way. The good news is that...
  • School work in France

    01/16/2014 5:59:29 PM PST · by annalex · 5 replies
    How to find your bearings in a mosque Find corresponding letter on the plan for the definition, and name the element when necessary.   Definition Letter on the plan Name 1 Wall indicating position of Mecca D the qubla 2 Niche symbolizing Mohamed's presence F the Mihrab 3 Tower from which height the Muezzin calls the people B minaret 4 The place where the faithful congregate to pray C the praying hall 5 The seat from which the Imam directs the prayer A the minbar 6 Basin where the faithful can purify themselves before the prayer E the ablution basin...
  • 5,000 US Profs Endorse 'Ethical' Boycott of Israeli Colleges

    12/16/2013 10:03:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies
    newsmax ^ | 12/16/13 | Cathy Burke
    A group representing 5,000 U.S. professors has endorsed an academic boycott of Israeli colleges and universities. The American Studies Association says it voted for the boycott "as an ethical stance." "It represents a principle of solidarity with scholars and students deprived of their academic freedom and an aspiration to enlarge that freedom for all, including Palestinians," a Dec. 4 statement said. According to The New York Times, which reported the boycott Monday, the action — the first time the group has called for an academic boycott of any nation's universities — makes the group the largest of its kind to...
  • Colorado teenage gunman had 'very strong beliefs about gun laws' and Republicans

    12/14/2013 7:31:09 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 122 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/14/13 | DEBORAH HASTINGS
    He was bullied for his outspoken opinions and didn't care much for Republicans. Karl Pierson, 18, who stormed his Colorado high school brandishing a shotgun and bearing hatred for his debate coach, critically injured a 15-year-old fellow student before shooting himself to death Friday afternoon as he was cornered by heavily armed police. "He had very strong beliefs about gun laws and stuff," said junior Abbey Skoda, who shared a class with Pierson during her freshmen year, The Denver Post reported. "I also heard he was bullied a lot." After undergoing surgery Friday, the injured girl was listed in critical,...
  • Parents and Teachers Object to Common Core

    12/10/2013 10:57:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2013 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The media are currently filled with reports of students in the U.S. scoring poorly on international tests. The Program for International Student Assessment, which compares 15-year-olds in most industrialized countries, reports that American students dropped from 25th to 31st in math, 11th to 21st in reading and 20th to 24th in science. The solution consistently offered for these low rankings is to spend more money on schooling. But numerous studies examining the billions of dollars we've spent on education in the last decade show that money has not improved the performance of U.S. students, and higher-scoring foreign countries spend far...
  • Arne Duncan: White suburban moms’ upset that Common Core shows their kids aren’t ‘brilliant’

    11/17/2013 5:50:33 AM PST · by kristinn · 132 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, November 16, 2013 | Valerie Strauss
    (Update: Adding more on opposition to Core, where Duncan spoke) U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a group of state schools superintendents Friday that he found it “fascinating” that some of the opposition to the Common Core State Standards has come from “white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were.” Yes, he really said that. But he has said similar things before. What, exactly, is he talking about? In his cheerleading for the controversial Common Core...
  • Common Core Teaches Kids Government Must Be Obeyed

    11/15/2013 4:07:35 PM PST · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 15, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Schools: Opposition is rising to new national education standards pushed on public schools. They have turned schools into re-education camps for liberalism, with political statements masquerading as English lessons. If one had to include one speech by President Ronald Reagan as recommended reading in a national standardized curriculum it might be the one in which he stood in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and said, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" One might pick Reagan's first inaugural address when he said, "Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem." Or even his 1964 "A...
  • Teacher's Union Investigates Jewish Dad Who Complained about Liberal Bias

    11/08/2013 6:29:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Josh Barry, of Camp Hill, Penn., wants to know why the president of the local teacher’s union thinks he’s a neo-Nazi after he complained about a classroom assignment that he believed to be biased. “I’m Jewish and my wife is half-black, half-white,” Barry told me in a telephone interview. “I am the furthest thing from a neo-Nazi.” Last week, his daughter’s eighth grade American History class at East Pennsboro Middle School was asked to analyze a New York Times story about the recent government shutdown. Barry, who said he is a registered independent, read the story and then read a...
  • Common Core lessons blasted for sneaking politics into elementary classrooms

    11/06/2013 4:51:29 PM PST · by mandaladon · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6 Nov 2013 | Perry Chiaramonte
    It's exactly what critics of the Common Core school curriculum warned about: Partisan political statements masquerading as English lessons finding their way into elementary school classrooms. Teaching materials aligned with the controversial national educational standards ask fifth-graders to edit such sentences as “(The president) makes sure the laws of the country are fair,” “The wants of an individual are less important than the well-being of the nation” and “the commands of government officials must be obeyed by all.” The sentences, which appear in worksheets published by New Jersey-based Pearson Education, are presented not only for their substance, but also to...
  • Conservative Parents, Left-Wing Children

    11/05/2013 6:08:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 122 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2013 | Dennis Prager
    There is a phenomenon that is rarely commented on but which is as common as it is significant. For at least two generations, countless conservative parents have seen their adult children reject their core values. I have met these parents throughout America. I have spoken with them in person and on my radio show. Many have confided to me -- usually with a resigned sadness -- that one or more of their children has adopted left-wing social, moral and political beliefs. A particularly dramatic recent example was a pastor who told me that he has three sons, all of whom...
  • VIPs join T-shirt protest of Russia's anti-gay law

    11/04/2013 9:57:30 AM PST · by klpt · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 4, 2013 | ABC News
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) Actors Jonah Hill, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kristen Bell are among a batch of celebrities donning Russian-language "Love Conquers Hate" T-shirts to show support for gays in Russia alarmed by a new law banning pro-gay "propaganda."</p> <p>It's part of an initiative launched Monday by the Human Rights Campaign, the largest U.S. gay-rights group.</p>
  • Philly city council wants socialism taught in schools - in praise of mass murdering dictators

    10/27/2013 9:11:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 27, 2013 | Robby Soave
    Philadelphia city council members have approved a resolution that calls for socialist historian Howard Zinn’s book “A People’s History of the United States” to be taught in public high schools. The resolution was backed by council members Jim Kenny and Jannie Blackwell, who believe that Zinn’s far-left socialist vision of American history is currently missing from high school textbooks. “Howard Zinn’s ‘A People’s History of the United States’ emphasizes the role of working people, women, people of color, and organized social movements in shaping history; not simply the version retold by those powerful enough to ensure history remembers their actions...
  • ‘Who should survive?’: Common Core assignment mixes race, religion and lifeboats

    10/19/2013 7:35:16 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 44 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10/19/2013 | Twitchy
    Here’s another bizarre school assignment to add to the pile, courtesy of Wisconsin-based talk show host Vicki McKenna. Students are asked to work in groups to choose seven people to save from a shipwreck. To help in their decision, they are given some rudimentary information about each passenger, such as race and religious views. Mr. Blake, for example, is a Mormon who “sympathizes with anti-black views,” while Mr. Newton is a “black power advocated” [sic] who is “suspected of homosexual activity.” You can see the educational value, especially when you take into account Father Frans, a priest who is “often...
  • Los Angeles school district wants teachers to wear pro-gay badges

    10/13/2013 11:27:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Robby Soave
    Los Angeles public schools are encouraging teachers and staff to wear badges that identify them as “LGBT allies” and supporters of the pro-gay movement. Superintendent John Deasy kicked off the effort Thursday, which he said was necessary to prevent gay kids from being bullied. “We want all our youth and staff to know that it is safe to be you in LAUSD,” said Deasy in a statement to the Los Angeles Times. The move is part of the L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center’s “Out for Safe Schools” initiative. The front sides of the badges have the word “ally” written on...
  • Must-see Common Core math problems of the day [pics]

    10/04/2013 9:46:54 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 126 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10/4/13
    “Number sense,” courtesy of Common Core? We don’t know the source of that math problem, but based on what we’ve seen elsewhere, it has all the hallmarks of Common Core math. Now try your hand at this third-grade math problem, also reportedly from a Common Core lesson: Common Core: It’s For the Children™.
  • Obamacare ad agency asks high school marching bands to play pro-Obamacare songs

    09/29/2013 8:27:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/27/13 | Eric Owens
    An Oregon-based ad agency has been generating national attention for its ads promoting Cover Oregon, The Beaver State’s the version of an Obamacare health insurance marketplace. The generally pointless ads cost taxpayers $3 million, reports Fox News. They feature ostensibly catchy musical numbers and have sort of a hipster, granola, outdoorsy vibe. They offer no clue what they are about until the very end, when the words “Cover Oregon” appear on the screen along with a website. One version of the ad also bothers to list a phone number. Now, North, the Portland-based agency, wants high school marching bands to...
  • Madison elementary art teacher posts students’ anti-Walker cartoons

    09/21/2013 2:10:19 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 9-20-13 | Ryan Ekvall
    MADISON — Some kindergartners, first-graders and second-graders in Madison public schools are apparently preparing for futures in either political cartooning or time on a psychiatrist’s couch. Kati Walsh, an elementary art teacher at the Madison Metropolitan School District in July posted some of her students’ drawings of Gov. Scott Walker in jail. Walsh suggests her young Rembrandts’ ideas for their sketches popped up out of thin air. “One student said something to the effect of ‘Scott Walker wants to close all the public schools’… So the rest of the class started drawing their own cartoons and they turned very political....
  • This high school is teaching kids a different version of the Second Amendment

    09/17/2013 2:10:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/17/2013 | Robby Soave
    A Texas high school is using a textbook that changes the wording of the Second Amendment to weaken gun rights.The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”But at Guyer High School in Denton, Texas, an Advanced Placement U.S. History textbook has rewritten the Second Amendment as: “The people have a right to keep and bear arms in a state militia.”The AP version of the Second Amendment may be easier for...
  • Students go back to school with ‘Trayvon Martin dialogues’

    08/09/2013 11:52:48 AM PDT · by celmak · 66 replies
    The daily Caller ^ | 08/09/2013 | Robby Soave
    Middle and high school students in San Diego, California will be encouraged to vent their frustration that the world lacks justice when they return to school and participate in the “Trayvon Martin dialogues” this fall. The board of San Diego Unified Schools unanimously approved a proposal recently to establish classroom forums to discuss the death of Trayvon Martin, a black teenager who was shot during an altercation with a Hispanic man, George Zimmerman, in Florida last year. A jury recently acquitted Zimmerman, who claimed that Martin struck first and shot him in self-defense. The sponsors of San Diego’s Trayvon Martin...
  • CONTROVERSIAL CALIFORNIA BILL EXEMPTS PUBLIC SCHOOLS FROM SEX ABUSE LAWSUITS

    07/10/2013 12:36:32 PM PDT · by markomalley · 69 replies
    Big Government ^ | 7-10-2013
    California Senate Bill 131, which is ostensibly about protecting victims of child sex abuse, forces private schools to defend claims of sexual abuse as far back as 40 years ago, but exempts public schools from such claims. Because of the Democratic super-majorities in both houses of California, there is no way to stop the passage of the bill. As Valerie Schmalz wrote in Catholic San Francisco: The California state Senate narrowly approved a waiver of the statute of limitations for child sex abuse damage lawsuits – a bill that could have a devastating effect on nonprofits including Catholic Charities and...
  • Los Angeles School District to Brainwash School Kids to Promote Obamacare

    06/25/2013 4:08:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 25, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    The Los Angeles Unified School District has a graduation rate of 66% well below the national average of 78.2%. Despite this, the LA school district is going to spend nearly a million dollars training kids to promote Obamacare. Heartland.org reported, via Human Events: The Los Angeles Unified School District will use a state grant to train teens to promote ObamaCare to family members. Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, announced grants of $37 million on May 14 to promote the nationally unpopular law. LAUSD will receive $990,000. The district listed as a primary outcome for its project, “Teens trained...
  • NC Teacher Instructs Kids on How Republican Policies Hurt Schools

    05/15/2013 6:13:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 15, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    A North Carolina teacher is brain-washing students telling them Republican policies are hurting schools.EAG News reported: It appears that one North Carolina teacher is getting into the spirit of the new Common Core learning standards that promote the use of “informational” texts in the classroom. According to the StopCommonCoreNC.com, a fourth-grade teacher with Henderson County Public Schools gave students a brief reading assignment, titled “Raleigh’s Educational Plan.”(continued)
  • Behind 'The Thaw' Christian students claim persecution in public schools

    05/12/2013 7:04:52 PM PDT · by narses · 42 replies
    The Coeur d'Alene Press ^ | Sunday, May 12, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 9:46 am, Sun May 12, 2013. | MAUREEN DOLAN/Staff writer
    COEUR d'ALENE - Gary Brown wouldn't tell The Press anything more than he told a Fox News reporter about the genesis of a video in which North Idaho school-age children say that because of their Christian beliefs, they've endured ridicule and had their rights trampled on in public schools. The video titled "The Thaw" features kids who participate in Reach America, a Coeur d'Alene-based Christian ministry and education program run by Brown. The video has been rapidly gaining viral ground on the Internet. By Saturday afternoon, it had been viewed just shy of 84,000 times. Brown told Fox News' Todd...
  • School forces all girls to lesbian kiss (Boys get lessons in how to spot 'sluts')

    04/24/2013 11:02:14 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 75 replies
    WND ^ | Arpil 24, 2013 | Chelsea Schilling
    Outraged parents say a New York middle school instructed young female students to ask one another for a lesbian kiss – and boys learned how to spot young sluts – in an anti-bullying presentation on gender identity and sexual orientation, according to Fox News’ Todd Starnes. According to Starnes’ Report, the children attended a special April 11 health class taught by college students at Linden Avenue Middle School in Red Hook, N.Y. Parents say they were not notified of the presentation. The students were introduced to terms such as “pansexual” and “genderqueer.” Some of the young female students said they...
  • Middle School Girls Forced to Ask Classmates for ‘Lesbian Kiss’ During Anti-Bullying Presentation

    04/23/2013 11:25:09 AM PDT · by NYer · 112 replies
    Christian News ^ | April 20, 2013 | Heather Clark
    Red Hook, New York – A recent anti-bullying presentation at a middle school in New York that focused on homosexuality and gender identity has angered parents after their daughters have come home to tell them they were forced to ask another girl for a kiss.According to reports, the session occurred last week at Linden Avenue Middle School in Red Hook, New York, near Poughkeepsie. A group of students from Bard College led two workshops for the youth, separated by gender.During the workshop for girls, the 13 and 14-year-olds were told to ask one another for a kiss. They were...
  • How 1960s Radicals Ended Up Teaching Your Kids

    04/13/2013 2:25:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 10, 2013 10:16 AM EDT | Michael Moynihan
    How have we come to the point where so many criminals, terrorists and radical leftists from the 1960′s hold so many prominent positions in American academia? Michael Moynihan of The Daily Beast explains. How 1960s Radicals Ended Up Teaching Your Kids Last week, Rutgers University fired its mercurial basketball coach after he was videotaped “shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players in practice and using gay slurs,” according to ESPN. Under pressure from school administrators, Rutgers’ athletic director, who had previously defended the coach’s behavior, resigned. It was an appropriate response: violent oafs should be fired from their university jobs...
  • Dad Furious After Finding This Crayon-Written Paper in Florida 4th-Grader’s Backpack: ‘I Am Willing

    04/12/2013 2:57:11 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 90 replies
    Yahoo News (original source The Blaze) ^ | 4-12-2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    ‘I Am Willing to Give Up Some of My Constitutional Rights…to Be Safer’ The words are written in crayon, in the haphazard bumpiness of a child's scrawl. "I am willing to give up some of my constitutional rights in order to be safer or more secure." They're the words that Florida father Aaron Harvey was stunned to find his fourth-grade son had written, after a lesson in school about the Constitution. Florida 4th Grader Brings Home Paper That Says, I Am Willing to Give Up Some of My Constitutional Rights in Order to Be Safer...paper Aaron Harvey's son wrote as...
  • Indoctrination by Crossword

    04/11/2013 2:35:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2013 | Kyle Olson
    Eighth-graders in Wisconsin’s Union Grove school district were assigned to fill out a “Liberalism vs. Conservatism” crossword puzzle, and they learned some new and very questionable “facts.” Students learned conservatism is “the political belief of preserving traditional moral values by restricting personal freedoms … ” Conversely, they learned liberalism is “the political belief of equality and personal freedom for everyone, often changing the current system to increase government protection of civil liberties.” See the photos here. The crossword puzzle was part of a civics assignment that was forwarded to EAGnews by Tamara Varebrook, a local conservative activist whose eighth-grade daughter...
  • Wis. 8th Grade Crossword Puzzle Definitions: Conservatism = ‘Restricting Personal Freedoms,’

    04/11/2013 1:39:53 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | april 11, 2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    A mother at a Wisconsin public school said her daughter’s eighth grade class was assigned a worksheet with some eyebrow-raising definitions for “conservatism” and “liberalism.” Conservatism, it stated in part, believes in “preserving traditional moral values by restricting personal freedoms” while liberalism is for “equality and personal freedom for everyone.” “This is indoctrination,” Tamra Varebrook, a Republican activist in Racine, Wis., told TheBlaze on Thursday after her 13-year-old daughter showed her the crossword-style vocabulary sheet from Union Grove Elementary School earlier this week. Varebrook first talked about the assignment with the news arm of the conservative Education Action Group. Varebrook...
  • School: Americans Don’t Have Right to Bear Arms

    04/09/2013 7:07:53 AM PDT · by massmike · 70 replies
    http://radio.foxnews.com/ ^ | 04/09/2013 | Todd Starnes
    The father of a Connecticut child is furious after discovering that his son’s school is teaching students that Americans don’t have a Second Amendment right to bear arms. “I am appalled,” said Steven Boibeaux, of Bristol. “It sounds to me like they are trying to indoctrinate our kids.” Boibeaux’s son is an eighth grader at Northeast Middle School. On Monday his social studies teacher gave students a worksheet titled, ‘The Second Amendment Today.’ “The courts have consistently determined that the Second Amendment does not ensure each individual the right to bear arms,” the worksheet states. “The courts have never found...
  • Gay and Godless on the Public-School Stage

    04/01/2013 8:32:53 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 3/29/2013 | Brent Bozell
    Liberals who demand church-state separation would pitch a fit if a public school decided to perform a play that reverently told stories of the Old Testament, whether it was the story of creation, the story of Noah, or Moses or Joseph and his brothers. But somehow, if a public school decides to put on a play mocking God and the Old Testament, that is not a church-state violation. The separation police don't want religious (or atheist) minorities to face religious indoctrination in a public school. But anti-religious indoctrination mocking the Judeo-Christian majority is a glorious festival of free speech. Take,...
  • US to blame for 9/11? School test under fire: Controversy over Texas curriculum (CSCOPE)

    03/25/2013 9:33:56 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 116 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 03/25/2013 | Megyn Kelly
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  • Education Department posts, then removes quote by Mao Zedong

    03/25/2013 7:24:27 PM PDT · by massmike · 15 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 03/25/2013 | Jessica Chasmar
    The Department of Education pulled a “Quote of the Day” by Chinese dictator Mao Zedong from its children’s website Friday after a screenshot of the quote went viral. The website, Kids’ Zone by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), featured the quote “Our attitude towards ourselves should be ‘to be satiable in learning’ and towards others ‘to be tireless in teaching.” After a slew of backlash mostly from conservatives, the website replaced the quote with one from Abraham Lincoln’s first political announcement. Then the quote was removed completely with a peculiar message reading, “Sorry there is no quote of...
  • Flour Bluff (TX) Parent Upset Over Lesson on Terrorism & Government (CSCOPE Curriculum)

    03/21/2013 12:02:57 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 54 replies
    CORPUS CHRISTI -- Many parents check their children's school work to make sure they're getting good grades, but how often to you check the content of those lessons? One mother of a child in Flour Bluff ISD says when she did, she was shocked that lesson taught her son to blame the United States for the 9/11 attacks. Kara Sands posted the test on her facebook page and it began to spread like wildfire. The test covers content watched on a video in class. What bothered her most is question #3 on the test. It asks why the U.S. may...
  • North Carolina Pushes Planned Parenthood Sex-Ed Program on Kids

    03/07/2013 12:42:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    LN ^ | Rita Diller
    If you think by abstaining from teaching about sex within a moral framework that Planned Parenthood is not teaching a definite belief system to children, think again. ETR Associates—a sex program clearinghouse and offshoot of Planned Parenthood of Santa Cruz—admits on its webpage that a program being taught in North Carolina schools and elsewhere across the nation teaches toward four major “outcome expectancies or behavioral beliefs.” Belief number 4 is described in the ETR overview as “Hedonistic Beliefs.” Hedonistic philosophy places pleasure above everything else—as the greatest good. For more than 13 years, North Carolina mandated that its schools teach...
  • Get ‘Em Young: Obama’s Plan for Universal Preschool

    02/16/2013 7:51:10 AM PST · by yoe · 31 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | February 16, 2013 | Tad Cronn
    Since the recent State of the Union address, President Obama has been touting his proposal to offer free preschool to everybody. The White House cites studies that claim all manner of benefits to sticking young children into the zoo early on, including later “success.” And Obama claims one of his main motivations is to close the test score “achievement gap” between poor and rich kids.[snip] If you truly want to give your child an educational head start, turn off the TV and make him crack a couple of books every week.
  • Babies as enemies: Planned Parenthood’s sterile sexuality dehumanizes preborn

    02/06/2013 7:11:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    lan ^ | Rita Diller
    Sex could not have been more disconnected from the concept of creating life. The message I’d heard loud and clear was that the purpose of sex was for pleasure and bonding, that its potential for creating life was purely tangential, almost to the point of being forgotten about altogether. This mindset laid the foundation of my views on abortion. Because I saw sex as being closed to the possibility to life by default, I thought of pregnancies that weren’t planned as akin to being struck by lightning while walking down the street: Something totally unpredictable, undeserved, that happened to people...
  • 6th Graders Design Flags for a New Socialist Nation

    02/04/2013 6:10:35 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 63 replies
    eag news ^ | 2-4-13 | kyle olson
    AUSTIN – You know America is changing when leftists have even infiltrated Texas schools. According to the website txcscopereview.com, a lesson plan for 6th graders in government schools reads as follows: Notice socialist/communist nations use symbolism on their flags representing various aspects of their economic system. Imagine a new socialist nation is creating a flag and you have been put in charge of creating a flag. Use symbolism to represent aspects of socialism/communism on your flag. What kind of symbolism/colors would you use?
  • Professor: Take our country back, from the Constitution

    01/27/2013 8:36:51 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 72 replies
    Professor: Take our country back, from the Constitution The U.S. Constitution - a document perhaps too revered, says Georgetown law professor Louis Michael Seidman. (Library of Congress) (CBS News) Is the U.S. Constitution truly worthy of the reverence in which most Americans hold it? A view on that from Louis Michael Seidman, Professor of Constitutional Law at Georgetown University: I've got a simple idea: Let's give up on the Constitution. I know, it sounds radical, but it's really not. Constitutional disobedience is as American as apple pie. For example, most of our greatest Presidents -- Jefferson, Lincoln, Wilson, and both...
  • Homeschooler's neighbor sparks social services case

    01/20/2013 9:49:27 AM PST · by wesagain · 62 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Jan 20, 2013 | Alyssa Farah
    A Colorado homeschooling mother has won a social-services case sparked by a neighbor’s complaint about the family that escalated when a social worker did a “drive-by” and concluded they were planning to flee. A neighbor of the single mother, whose identity has been withheld to protect her family’s privacy, tipped off social services that the mother had been homeschooling several children, according to the Home School Legal Defense Association. When an investigator arrived at her door in the fall of 2011, the mother immediately contacted the HSLDA, the nation’s premiere legal defense fund dedicated to parents’ right to home educate....
  • Canadian law professor calls for legal changes to bring about ‘queering’ of Catholic schools

    01/15/2013 2:38:54 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 11 replies
    Catholic World News ^ | January 15, 2013 | Staff
    In “Queering Schools, GSAs and the Law: Taking on God”--an excerpt from the book The Gay Agenda: Claiming Space, Identity & Justice--a law professor at the University of Manitoba calls for changes in “state-issued law and policy approaches” to ensure that Canadian schools, including Catholic schools, become “queered.” “The most effective approach would call for laws, policies and programs that mandate curriculum and educative responses to transform the schooling experience of all students,” writes Donn Short, who discusses “the reach of the law and the ability of the law to take on what sits as the major social norm and...
  • Public School Teacher Mocks Female Student’s Romney T-Shirt, Accuses Her of Supporting the KKK

    12/22/2012 9:30:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    It’s not always fun and easy being a young Republican, let alone an enthusiastic Mitt Romney supporter. Whoa: The parents of the Charles Carroll High School student ridiculed and ordered by her teacher to remove a t-shirt supporting Mitt Romney sued the teacher and school district on Friday, claiming the act violated the girl's civil rights. Filed in federal court in Philadelphia, the suit says the district ignored Samantha Pawlucy's right to free speech, let other students threaten and harass her and subjected her "to emotional distress, simply because she exercised her First Amendment rights." Fernando Gallard, a spokesman for...