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  • 'I don’t understand how you can be a pedophile and keep your job’: 12-year old asks NHC School Board

    02/09/2020 5:09:53 PM PST · by lowbridge · 40 replies ^ | February 5, 2020 | Alex Guarino
    Parents packed the New Hanover County School Board meeting Tuesday, demanding for superintendent Tim Markley to be removed. Many of those parents and even a 12-year-old girl spoke out about the school sex scandal. This all comes after investigators arrested Roland Grise band teacher, Peter Frank. Frank is charged with a dozen felony sex crimes against female students. It’s the third arrest of a school system employee on these types of charges within the past two years. This was the second time this week the board met and did not mention the sex scandal. The meeting left parents more frustrated...
  • Mont Belvieu teen won't be able to walk at graduation unless he cuts his dreadlocks

    01/21/2020 3:24:56 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 72 replies ^ | January 20, 2020 | Author: Marcelino Benito (KHOU)
    MONT BELVIEU, Texas — On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a district that touts its excellence found itself embroiled in controversy about race, discrimination and dreadlocks. "The dress code is designed by white people for white people and is damaging to black bodies," said Black Lives Matter activist Ashton Woods.
  • Nearly 100% of Up-&-Coming Dems Disagree America Is the Greatest Country in the World

    01/12/2020 11:15:05 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 1/11/2020 | C. Douglas Golden
    The survey of 9,895 respondents was conducted between Sept. 3 and Sept. 15, 2019, and had a margin of error of plus- or minus-1.5 percentage points. It’s a quote that’s commonly, but inaccurately, attributed to Winston Churchill: “If you’re not a liberal when you’re 25, you have no heart. If you’re not a conservative by the time you’re 35, you have no brain.” As the International Churchill Society notes, the ol’ bulldog was a Tory at the age of 15 and a liberal at age 35. (He’d eventually find his brain.) However, it’s a bit of folk wisdom that we...
  • Virginia school system implements landmark policy allowing absences for student protests

    12/28/2019 1:00:02 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/27/19 | Geez Bonn
    Virginia's Fairfax County Public Schools has implemented a landmark policy allowing students to take time off to participate in protests. Beginning Jan. 27, the school district will allow students in seventh through 12th grades one excused absence per year to participate in "civic engagement activities," according to multiple news outlets. Fairfax School Board member Ryan McElveen, who reportedly introduced the policy, said the rule may be the first of its kind in the U.S. and was made in response to a recent wave of student activism across the country. "I think we're setting the stage for the rest of the...
  • 14-Year-Old Child Hospitalized After Being Brutally Attacked By Multiple Students on School Bus Over Trump Hat (VIDEO)

    12/12/2019 2:28:03 PM PST · by bkopto · 111 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/12/2019 | Cassandra Fairbank
    A 14-year-old student in Hamilton County, Florida, was hospitalized after being brutally attacked by multiple classmates on the schoolbus for wearing a Trump hat to school. The family of the student, who has not been publicly identified, has now hired a lawyer and released a video of the attack. Earlier in the day, the student also had milk poured over his head. “I am sitting in the hospital with my 14 year old kid because he was just jumped by 8 black kids on the school bus, I guess that’s what happens when a kid wears a Trump hat to...
  • Aspen area elementary schools show low reading proficiency ( Common Core )

    12/10/2019 6:25:18 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    Aspen Daily News ^ | Dec 9, 2019 | Megan Tackett
    It’s a jarring statistic, so much so that it became a talking point among Aspen school board candidates in the runup to the most recent election: At Aspen Elementary School, a mere 41 percent of students were deemed proficient in reading against the state’s standards. “I think this should be an all-hands-on-deck solution now. I suspect there are curriculum alignment issues: it’s not one teacher; it’s not one kid; it’s not one bad day,” newly elected Katy Frisch said during a school board candidate forum in October. “It’s completely unacceptable.” Johnathan Nickell, who won the other open board seat in...
  • These teachers say they’re telling ‘true story’ of Thanksgiving. Some critics disagree.

    11/26/2019 1:01:07 PM PST · by Perseverando · 48 replies
    News & Observer ^ | November 25, 2019 | T. Keung Hui
    RALEIGH Social studies teacher Keisha Worthey wants her 13-year-old students to consider the Native American perspective as they celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Worthey asked her students at East Millbrook Middle School in Raleigh to go beyond the traditional story about Pilgrims and their American Indian neighbors celebrating the “First Thanksgiving” in 1621. The seventh-grade students heard about how Thanksgiving is a day of mourning as opposed to a day of celebration among many Native Americans. “Our question for the day is how do we frame the narrative — or the story — of Thanksgiving?” Worthey told her class on...
  • Chick-Fil-A Food Truck Triggers Oregon Students, Sparks Walkout

    11/15/2019 1:37:37 AM PST · by fwdude · 67 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | November 14, 2019 | Emily Zanoti
    Around 100 students walked out of West Linn High School in Oregon last week in protest of the school’s decision to allow a Chick-fil-A food truck to sell chicken sandwiches during one of the school’s football games, among other microaggressions they said were making LGBT students feel “unsafe.” “West Linn High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance organized the walkout and says the current culture at the school is not safe for LGBTQ+ students. They posted to Instagram saying students are being harassed in sports games and in classrooms,” local news station KATU reported.
  • Teacher calls parents to apologize for controversial homework assignment

    11/08/2019 4:39:18 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 37 replies
    WPXI ^ | November 8, 2019
    GALLITZIN, Pa. - A homework assignment at a Cambria County middle school involving President Donald Trump had some parents upset Wednesday. The assignment that was sent home from a teacher at Penn Cambria asked students to pretend they were refugees as the president tried "to take control of the United States" as "there are fights in the streets." Students were asked to have a parent time them for 10 minutes as they packed their bags, in the belief that they will never return to their home.
  • eacher accused of sex with student found dead in apparent murder-suicide

    11/06/2019 9:44:49 AM PST · by Perseverando · 40 replies
    WSOC TV ^ | November 6, 2019 | Unattributed
    HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. - A high school teacher recently charged with having a sexual relationship with a student was found dead Wednesday morning, along with her husband, in an apparent murder-suicide, according to Huntersville police. Officers were called around 8 a.m. to the home of 63-year-old Garinger High School teacher Emma Ogle, who last week was arrested after being accused of having sex with a student. [ALSO READ: Garinger HS teacher, 63, accused of having sex with student] Detectives said Emma Ogle's husband, 59-year-old Michael Ogle, did not show up for work Wednesday morning and a relative went to the home...
  • What I Learned About the Transgender Politics Injected Into This Affluent County’s Schools

    11/04/2019 9:01:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 3, 2019 | Cathy Ruse
    I live in Fairfax County, Virginia, which has the 10th-largest public school district in the nation, but I never focused on our public schools. My kids go to Catholic schools, and that was the center of our universe. I never focused, that is, until I heard that the Fairfax County School Board voted to let boys into the girls’ bathrooms. The vote was 10-1. Was there only one sane person on the Fairfax County School Board? I had to find out. So I began attending school board meetings. And there I saw moms and dads begging the school board to...
  • Schools across Russia are told to teach pupils how to strip and assemble an AK-47 to mark (TR)

    11/01/2019 11:49:54 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 31, 2019 | Sophie Tanno
    Schools across Russia are told to teach pupils how to strip and assemble an AK-47 to mark 100th birthday of Mikhail KalashnikovRussian education ministry calls for school lessons on assembling AK-47 guns Comes as Russia prepares for 100 year anniversary of Mikhail Kalashnikiv Ministry said lessons would teach students about country's history & culture Schools across Russia have been told to teach pupils how to strip and assemble an AK-47 to mark the 100th birthday of Mikhail Kalashnikov. The Russian Ministry of Education published the guidelines, that called for the nationwide school lessons, today. Russian general Kalashnikov was born on...
  • The Truth about Teacher Pay

    10/03/2019 11:21:55 AM PDT · by karpov · 31 replies
    National Affairs ^ | Fall 2019 | Andrew G. Biggs & Jason Richwine
    One of the most common beliefs about American education is that teaching is an "underpaid" profession. Think tanks purport to calculate the "teacher pay gap." The media run stories about teachers taking second and third jobs to pay the bills. Politicians call for across-the-board raises. They all see raising teacher pay as a matter of simple fairness, as well as a way to attract better teachers and improve educational outcomes. They are all misguided. The highly publicized "pay gap" that dominates news headlines is the product of a simplistic methodology that, when universally applied, suggests that nurses, firefighters, and other...
  • Parents Fight Back: Sex and Kindergarten in America

    10/01/2019 6:49:06 PM PDT · by Twotone · 26 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | October 1, 2019 | Tony Perkins
    "I dare you... Hold up the textbook in front of the camera and show them a picture of what 10-year-olds are going to be asked to see." That was Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers's (R) challenge to reporters, when they asked him about his fierce response to the radical Left's sex ed. He pointed to a book, called It's Perfectly Normal, that isn't normal at all -- unless you're one of those rare individuals who think teaching anal sex to five-year-olds is a good idea. Arizona State Superintendent Kathy Hoffman's (D), Twitter profile shows a picture of the new officeholder...
  • K–12: The Real Threat is Red Supremacists

    09/12/2019 7:11:02 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12 Sep, 2019 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    August 2017, Charlottesville: Police disappear even as belligerents advance toward each other, and fighting in the streets begins. The same tactic had been used successfully in Ferguson and Baltimore. Who but President Obama and the respective governors could have given the orders to stand down? Who else but mayors and police chiefs could have expedited such counterintuitive commands? Democrats got their optics. CNN could chant each day that the USA is full of white nationalists and right-wing criminality. Obama must've been proud. Anyone could see that white supremacists lurked on every street. Funny thing: If you wait around for these...
  • It is Legal to Pray in School (Voluntarily!)

    08/11/2019 10:53:54 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 19 replies
    American Minute ^ | August 11, 2019 | Bill Federer
    Mandatory versus voluntary. Though court cases have sought to limit "mandatory" school-sponsored prayer, students continue to have the right to "voluntarily" pray! Brad Dacus, President of Pacific Justice Institute, stated ( “In every case defending students’ rights to pray, the students have prevailed, even teachers have the right to pray in school." President Bill Clinton stated at James Madison High School, July 12, 1995: "The First Amendment does not require students to leave their religion at the schoolhouse door ... If students can wear T-shirts advertising sports teams, rock groups or politicians, they can also wear T-shirts that promote religion...
  • School Prayer Zone signs popping up in South Carolina

    08/08/2019 6:08:48 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 8 replies
    Count on News2 ^ | August 7, 2019 | Tim Renaud
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – Signs for ‘school prayer zones’ are popping up across South Carolina. A local non-profit said prayers over schools, students and administrators need to become a regular practice, so a woman designed the signs and got the Department of Transportation’s approval to sell them to local churches to be placed on their property. “This is a perfect example of church and state. Whereas we’re staying out of the area of the state but we’re bringing it onto the land of the church,” said Vanessa Frazier with Christ Teens. The woman who came up with the idea said...
  • Baltimore public schools spend more than $15,000 per student per year, but schools are freezing

    08/03/2019 8:38:41 PM PDT · by grundle · 6 replies
    Wordpress ^ | January 4, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Baltimore public schools spend more than $15,000 per student per year, but Democrats Bill Ferguson and Zeke Cohen say they can’t afford to heat the classrooms in January NPR just published this article about how students at Baltimore’s public schools are freezing because the classrooms do not have any heat.One student said she couldn’t feel her feet.Another student said he was wearing four shirts, two hoodies, and a jacket.The same article also says that Democratic State Senator Bill Ferguson and Democratic City Councilman Zeke Cohen both said that the city’s public schools did not have enough money.But like all people who...
  • Shenendehowa leader tops latest local (public) school administrator pay list; Set to make $300k

    07/09/2019 5:57:24 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 10 replies
    The (Schenectady) Gazette ^ | 5/16/2019 | Zachary Matson
    Shenendehowa Superintendent Oliver Robinson is set to make over $300,000 next school year in salary and benefits, the highest pay of any educator in the region, according to administrator pay data released by the state Education Department on Wednesday. Robinson, who has led one of the region’s largest school districts since 2005, has long been the region’s highest-paid educator and will continue to see his pay inch upward next school year. South Colonie Superintendent Jonathan Buhner, who has led the district since 2008, will be the second highest-paid superintendent in the region, according to the state data. Buhner’s overall pay...
  • The Banality of the F-Bomb: Once taboo, the word has become an unfortunate national habit

    05/09/2019 11:19:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/09/2019 | By HEATHER WILHELM
    One of my favorite 1960s anecdotes comes from legendary broadcaster Larry King, who tells of attending his first roast at New York City’s Friars Club. There, French actor Maurice Chevalier dared to utter the F-word live on stage. King was practically blown out of his seat. “I thought I’d die,” he recalls. Today, as King himself has noted, the F-bomb — once known as the ultimate forbidden verbal lightning bolt, the Utterance That Must Not Be Named, or at least the word of last resort to use when you’re really hopelessly mad — might as well be growing out of...