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  • If You Feel Like Your First Amendment Rights Are Being Trampled On, This Could Be Why(poll results)

    09/13/2017 5:54:36 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 21 replies
    RedState ^ | September 12, 2017 | Jon Street
    If you feel like your First Amendment rights as an American are being trampled on, it might be because a staggering number of people don’t know what they are. According to a recent survey by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, a mind-boggling 37 percent of respondents either didn’t know or couldn’t name any of the five First Amendment rights guaranteed to all Americans by the Constitution: speech, religion, press, assembly and petition. The survey was conducted August 9-13 among a group of 1,013 U.S. adults who were 18 years old and older. Respondents were from...
  • Dozens of NJ High School Students Ordered to Get Blood, Urine

    09/07/2017 5:52:21 AM PDT · by Puppage · 58 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 09/07/2017 | Pat Battle
    Parents of students at a New Jersey high school were ordered to get their children’s blood and urine tested after a can of beer was discovered at a football game. The can of beer reportedly landed on the ground and was spotted by a school official during a game at Randolph High School on Friday night.
  • Seeing both sides of a problem could be seen as a no-no.

    08/24/2017 4:26:54 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    President Donald Trump is in trouble again with his Moral Superiors. His problem, of course, is that he cannot throttle his B.S. Detector. Trump it seems at some point in life acquired a B.S. Detector that has usually served him well. It certainly served him well during his long years in business and during his brief time in politics. Now, however, it is problematic. The Detector sounds an alarm when it perceives B.S., and during the Charlottesville disruptions it went wild. Every time the Mainstream Media or a political figure (usually a Democrat) began vituperating against only one side in...
  • City residents react to high school test obtained by Project Baltimore: “It’s sad.”

    08/23/2017 7:30:04 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 71 replies
    Project Baltimore has obtained a test given to seniors at Northwood Appold Community Academy II, or NACA II – the same Baltimore school now under investigation by city schools over allegations of grade changing that were reported by Fox45. The questions came from a final exam. The teacher who gave the test to Project Baltimore, said these questions were for a senior level course at the northeast Baltimore school. The test begs the question, are Baltimore City students being held to a high enough standard? With these questions, from different sections of the test written on a white board, we...
  • FEDERAL LAWSUIT Filed Against San Diego School District’s Pro-Islam, Pro-Sharia Law Policy

    05/25/2017 8:16:39 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    PamelaGeller.com ^ | May 25, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    A lawsuit was filed today to stop the Islamization of students in San Diego public schools. Parents have been fighting this policy for months, to the school board’s deaf ears. This policy amounts to another step in the Islamization of our society. Here is the latest. “Parents sue SD Unified over Islamophobia bullying policy,” by Gary Warth, San Diego Union Tribune, May 23, 2017: San Diego Unified is facing a backlash after some people have assumed an anti-bullying policy to protect Muslim students might mean all students will study the Koran and celebrate Muslim holidays. A legal group and six...
  • U.S. Department of Education Indoctrinates Students Into Islam

    03/29/2017 7:26:31 PM PDT · by Jane Long · 44 replies
    Christian Action Network ^ | March 28, 2017 | Marty M
    PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Department of Education Indoctrinates Students Into Islam Christian Action Network (CAN) has sent a “Letter of Demand” to the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) mandating that it cease its Islamic education program for the nation’s public schools. The DOE Islamic education program is currently being presented to the nation’s schools and teachers through the PBS LearningMedia website. If the conditions of its “Letter of Demand” are not met within 60 days, CAN will bring a federal lawsuit against the DOE challenging the constitutionality of the federally funded program. CAN is also issuing a “Letter of Demand” to...
  • Missouri teacher accused of sexual misconduct faces 20 felonies

    03/23/2017 8:57:32 AM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    fox2 ^ | march 23, 2017 | AP
    MAYSVILLE, Mo. (AP) _ A suspended northwest Missouri teacher has been charged with sexual misconduct with 10 teenage students. Thirty-nine-year-old Rodney Thomas, of Cameron, was charged Tuesday in DeKalb County with 20 felonies, including statutory sodomy and sexual contact with a student. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.
  • Teacher accused of having sex with student smiles in mugshot

    03/21/2017 8:03:46 AM PDT · by Puppage · 187 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 03/21/2017 | Puppage
    LOCKHART, TX (WTNH)– A 27-year-old Texas teacher, who is accused of having sex with one of her students, is trending after her smiling mugshot went viral. According to the Mirror, married science teacher, Sarah Fowlkes, was arrested for having an “improper relationship” with a 17-year-old student of Lockhart High School in Lockhart, Texas. The investigation began on March 10th after a tip from officials at the high school. This led detectives to the student who admitted to being in contact physically and by messages with Fowlkes. The Mirror reports that Fowlkes was charged after turning herself into police, just hours...
  • Vanity - How do I get involved with lobbying for vouchers and charter schools?

    03/03/2017 6:15:44 AM PST · by luckystarmom · 6 replies
    Self
    I have a special needs daughter who excelled after going to private school. We would have loved financial help in any form to help pay for her schooling and therapy. She went from below grade level in reading in 3rd grade to above grade level in 2 years using an Orton-Gillingham based multi-sensory reading program. I would love to use her as an example of how vouchers could help students. I would live to testify about how damaging public school was to her (pulling her from recess, not remediating her reading just dumbing down the work). Any ideas how I...
  • Family Finds Online School to Be a Lifesaver

    02/24/2017 8:23:30 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/21/2017 | Anne Schieber
    The Smith family in DeWitt has endured more than its share of challenging circumstances. But having access to an online charter school has been a great help. During a single week in 2007, Sandy Smith was diagnosed with breast cancer and her son Andrew was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. After Andrew passed away at eight years old, the Smiths enrolled their two surviving children in a cyber school. “We thought this would be a great opportunity, a great fit for us, because we could take it with us wherever we were going, we would have teachers involved, and we’d...
  • LAUSD Employee Dies Of Meningococcal Meningitis, County Health Officials Say

    02/11/2017 7:55:38 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    cbs2la ^ | February 10, 2017 11:30 PM | Rachel Kim
    Health officials would not reveal the name of the employee. But a parent told CBS2’s Rachel Kim that the woman was a third-grade teacher at Montara Avenue Elementary School in South Gate. The parent said school and health officials met with parents on campus Friday night. One mother said she was given instructions on medication to give her child. ... Parents said they want the campus cleaned before allowing their children back to school and plan to hold a protest on campus Monday morning.
  • Why Can't we Get Past Politics and Do What's Right for our Kids?

    02/09/2017 3:01:57 PM PST · by ckinv368 · 15 replies
    CameronKinvig.com ^ | 2/8/2017 | Cameron Kinvig
    I'll be honest: I'm the result of a private school education, Kindergarten through Law School. My wife, however, is the exact opposite—a product of only public school. My mother-in-law is the product of public school, and was a public school elementary teacher and administrator for over 30 years. My parents went to public schools K-12. I think all of us turned out just fine. There are some excellent public schools in this country, just like there are some excellent private schools. I'm thankful for the education I received and thankful my parents could afford the choices they made for my...
  • Cartwheeling teacher wasn’t wearing underwear, arrested for indecent exposure, police say

    02/02/2017 9:29:32 AM PST · by Gamecock · 73 replies
    The State | 21/1/2017 | AP
    PAWHUSKA, OKLA. Police in northern Oklahoma say they’ve arrested a substitute teacher on an indecent exposure complaint after she reportedly did a cartwheel in front of students while wearing a skirt but no undergarments.
  • No, Most People Don’t Need to Go to College

    01/22/2017 10:39:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 22, 2017 | Taylor Lewis
    If human nature weren’t as it is, I’d be perfectly content with tearing apart America’s educational system, root and branch, and starting over from scratch. Compulsory schooling? Gone! Federalized K-12 standards? Fini! Stafford Loans? Kaput! But, given the fragility of such deep-seated things, I’m wont to hold back, arguing for cautious reform toward a more prudent position. I guess that makes me a Burkean. Maybe a sucker. Perhaps both. Anyhoo, a recent piece in the periodical National Affairs got me reconsidering why our education system is such a mess, and what it means for America’s future in the age of...
  • Allan Hubbard said to Become Dept. Sec of USDOE (Common Core-Choice Lockdown)

    01/14/2017 8:21:31 AM PST · by magna carta · 52 replies
    Education Views ^ | 1-14-07 | Donna Garner
    [1.14.17 – COMMENTS FROM DONNA GARNER: Donald Trump has done a brilliant job of choosing talented and successful people to serve in the other cabinet positions – all except for his choices for the U. S. Dept. of Education. Betsy DeVos has been vitally involved in driving Common Core into our nation’s schools, and now it seems that another Common Core advocate may be chosen as the Deputy Secretary of Education, Allan B. Hubbard. Similar to Betsy DeVos, Mr. Hubbard has long been in league with Jeb Bush, the National Governors’ Association, the Chamber of Commerce, the Lumina Foundation, the...
  • A teacher and his husband were found dead in August. Police say they had sexually abused 8 boys.

    01/04/2017 9:54:59 AM PST · by ColdOne · 76 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/4/17 | Kristine Guerra
    Aric Babbitt was not just a teacher to some of his former students; he was also a mentor. To at least one of them, he was a father figure. But authorities believe Babbitt used his position of authority to not only gain his students’ trust but also to exploit it. Newly released police documents state that Babbitt, a 40-year-old elementary school teacher from Minnesota, and his 36-year-old husband, Matthew Deyo, sexually abused eight underage boys over the course several years, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported. The South St. Paul residents did not live to see any criminal charges against...
  • Looking at Trump's Voucher Plan (more Fedzilla calling the shots-Communist Core on steroids)

    12/03/2016 9:35:55 AM PST · by magna carta · 48 replies
    Podomatic.com ^ | Nov.29,2016 | KrisAnne Hall
    Trump's voucher plan is garnering much support. Let's look at it and see the good, the bad, and the ugly. Only through proper analysis can we make the proper educational course corrections.
  • The War Against Public Educaton (Education)

    10/11/2016 8:01:49 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 41 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 3, 2016 | Paul Stoller
    These are dark days for public education in America. In many corners of the United States public education in our colleges and universities is under attack. Know-nothing state legislators, most of them of the Republican persuasion, seem bent on dismantling our public education system. Our system of public education has been the envy of the world. In recent times, though, many legislators, governors, and corporate administrators have demonstrated little or no respect for those of us who labor in the classrooms of our public schools. These folks don’t seem to care if our young adults learn how to read with...
  • Plank #10 of the Communist Manifesto and the key to our enslavement: Free Public Education

    09/25/2016 1:01:51 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Laissez-Fairerepublic.com ^ | 09/25/2016 | Karl Heinrich Marx
    The teachers unions have hidden behind the "for the children" mantra for decades, all the while creating a system that costs more and more to educate less and less. New York City spends more than $20,000 per year per pupil, and 80% of the "graduates" do not read well enough to attend community college. Now that millions of invaders are coming here to collect government checks, we are expected to pay for the "education" of their children as well. The teachers unions look upon this as a multicultural bonanza, allowing them to create teaching positions for eight different dialects of...
  • Fayetteville teacher suspended for flag lesson on 1st amendment (NC)

    09/21/2016 8:20:40 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 52 replies
    WRAL ^ | 9/20/2016 | Kathryn Brown
    Fayetteville, N.C. — A Cumberland County high school teacher has been suspended after he stepped on an American flag as part of a history lesson on Monday. A photo posted on Facebook shows Lee Francis, a history teacher at Massey Hill Classical High School in Fayetteville, standing over an American flag at the front of the class. Students said Francis tried to burn and cut the flag before dropping it on the floor as part of a lesson on the First Amendment. At least two students walked out of the classroom during the demonstration. 7 "I put the flag on...