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  • VIDEO: Public School Teacher Fires Water Pistol At Projection of Trump, Screams "Die!"

    01/25/2017 4:12:41 PM PST · by ResistanceMedia · 68 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | January 25, 2017
    A video shows an unidentified public school teacher firing a water pistol at an an image of President Donald J. Trump projected onto the classroom whiteboard. The video was apparently taken during President Trump's inauguration, but was not posted to Twitter and YouTube until this evening. As President Trump takes the stage, the teacher lunges towards the whiteboard and repeatedly fires the water pistol while screaming "DIE." She then begins whimpering and fires the pistol several more times. Students can be heard in the background saying "Hit him" as she fires at the projection of Trump. You can view the...
  • 6th Grade Teacher Indoctrinates Class To Sit For Pledge Of Allegiance

    01/07/2017 5:03:55 PM PST · by ResistanceMedia · 29 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | January 7, 2017
    A sixth grade teacher indoctrinated xyr students against the Pledge of Allegiance, according to a liberal blogger who painted the indoctrination in a positive light. Warren Blumenfeld, a far-left writer, published an article recently in the pro-homosexual blog LGBTQ Nation, which made numerous ridiculous claims about President-Elect Trump. As part of this article, the subject of which was the contrived "controversy" over whether or not to display President Trump's portrait in schools, Blumenfeld interviewed several so-called "educators" about their views on the "issue." One of them, a sixth grade teacher at a "high poverty" school, admitted to teaching a lesson...
  • Catholic Public School Teacher Forced to Facilitate Planned Parenthood Program

    12/30/2016 6:54:17 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies
    life news ^ | 12.28.16
    We recently received a disappointing ruling in the case of Bill Diss, a Portland, Oregon public school teacher who was fired after he objected to facilitating a Planned Parenthood sex education program in his classroom. The judge granted the defendant’s motion for summary judgment, which means the case cannot go before a jury. Life Legal is appealing the decision.Bill Diss became “enemy number one” with his local Planned Parenthood affiliate when he led opposition to a new PP mega-facility in downtown Portland.When Planned Parenthood employees wanted to come into Diss’ classroom to recruit students for their “Teen Outreach Program,” or...
  • School joins Planned Parenthood to destroy award-winning teacher Hearing Thur 11/14 4:00pm Portland

    11/11/2013 1:10:46 PM PST · by Be Careful · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Nov. 8, 2013 | Paul E. Rondeau
    WASHINGTON, November 8, 2013 — Bill Diss is an experienced, highly qualified and popular computer science teacher. On November 14, the Portland school district and Planned Parenthood will try to have him declared unfit to teach.
  • Planned Parenthood Gets Pro-Life Teacher Removed, Holds Sex Toy Class

    03/26/2013 10:29:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    LifeNews ^ | Kristan Hawkins
    Last week, a Portland, Oregon math teacher was led out of his classroom by police and is expected to be fired for his opposition to Planned Parenthood. For years, Benson High School teacher Bill Diss has protested Planned Parenthood of Columbia Willamette (PPCW) building an abortion facility as well as their infiltration into the city’s schools. PPshebopThis Fall, he refused to allow Planned Parenthood staffers to come into his class to push their agenda, under the auspices of the Teen Outreach Program – why was this interrupting a math class, of all things? – and ever since, the school’s administration...
  • MATH TEACHER ESCORTED OUT BY POLICE, SET TO BE FIRED FOR OPPOSING PLANNED PARENTHOOD

    03/24/2013 12:23:53 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 78 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/24/13 | http://www.theblaze.com/blog/author/madeleinemorgenstern
    An Oregon public school teacher says he’s on the verge of being fired because of his outspoken views against Planned Parenthood and abortion. Bill Diss, who taught at Benson High School in Portland for 11 years, was placed on paid leave March 19 and recommended for dismissal, the Oregonian reported. That day, the math teacher said he was given a few minutes to collect his things and was escorted from school premises by police, according to the Christian News Network. Diss is a staunch Roman Catholic and blocked two Planned Parenthood workers from entering his classroom in September because, he...
  • VA Politician Demands Public Schools Be "Sanctuary Institutions"

    12/22/2016 4:29:58 PM PST · by ResistanceMedia · 17 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | December 22, 2016
    A far-left politician today published an article in the Falls Church News-Press calling for the Fairfax school board to name FCPS a "sanctuary institution" for illegal aliens. Kaye Kory, a Democrat who was a member of the school board from 1999 to 2009, repeated unverified, speculative, and now-discredited statistics from the Southern Poverty Law Center ($PLC), a liberal activist group. The claim that there has been a spike in hate crimes committed by Trump supporters was pushed by the fake news media for weeks after the election, almost exclusively based on a report by the $PLC. However, the $PLC report......
  • Not with my child you wont (common core)

    12/07/2016 11:45:43 AM PST · by mainestategop · 11 replies
    WHAT IS COMMON CORE ^ | joan landes
    Not with my child you won’t: Psychological Damages of Common Core Analyzed by Joan Landes 48 comments NOT WITH MY CHILD YOU WON’T Guest Post by Joan Landes joan landes Joan Landes, a Utah mental health therapist, has spoken out in opposition to Common Core. The speech posted below comes from a recent conference where she spoke. She has given permission to post her findings here, and they are also posted on her blog here: Not with my child you won’t! Thank you, Joan Landes. National Educational Standards are Based on Myths and False Premises Myth 1: International standardized tests...
  • High School Newspaper: Mike Pence Supports ELECTROCUTION of Homosexuals

    11/21/2016 5:30:46 PM PST · by ResistanceMedia · 37 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | November 21, 2016
    The official school newspaper, called The A-Blast, of Annandale High School in Fairfax County published an article yesterday claiming that Vice President-Elect Mike Pence supports electrocution of homosexuals. The article, entitled "Prove Us Wrong, Donald Trump", repeated numerous false claims about Trump, Pence, and their policy proposals. There are many misleading statements in the article, such as the media-fueled falsehoods that Trump "mocked the disabled" and "called Mexicans rapists." Both of these are not true. But the most blatantly and indisputably false statement in this article comes when the author, Binqi Chen, who serves as the Editorials Editor for the...
  • Fired as a teacher for political commentary to students and this guy lectures Pence? Oh, hell no...

    11/19/2016 8:52:28 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 8 replies
    Life Experience | 19 November 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    I know a teacher who was fired for political commentary to STUDENTS in a public school setting. And this guy Dixon believes he has the right to lecture a VP-elect, or President, for that matter? Oh, hell no... this can not be allowed to stand. You can NOT have your cake and eat it too. If someone would fund this teacher, he would sue every school system that did that to him and use this "Hamilton" case as a precedent to win.
  • MD High School Teacher Cancels Tests So Students Can Protest Trump

    11/15/2016 3:56:40 PM PST · by ResistanceMedia · 55 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | November 15, 2016
    Today, public school students in Washington, DC and some surrounding areas such as Beltsville, MD walked out of class to protest President-Elect Donald J. Trump, who recently won the presidency with 306 electoral votes, although the mainstream media has yet to acknowledge Trump's victory in Michigan. In Washington, students marched from Trump International Hotel to the Washington Monument, waving signs such as "America Was Never Great" as well as rainbow flags and similar symbols. Of course, the very concept of mass, semi-violent rallies to attempt to "dump", as one sign put it, the results of a democratic election is quite...
  • Students at Montgomery County high schools stage walk-out, march to protest Donald Trump's election

    11/14/2016 3:38:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    FOX 5 DC ^ | November 14, 2016 | fox5dc.com staff
    SILVER SPRING, Md. - More than one hundred students from several Montgomery County high schools staged a walk-out and march Monday to protest Donald Trump’s presidential victory. The demonstration began at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring at around 10:30 a.m. Students at Northwood High School, Albert Einstein High School, and John F. Kennedy High School also reportedly took part in the protest. The student protesters marched north on Route 29 to University Boulevard and then made their way to the Westfield Wheaton Shopping Center in Wheaton, Md. Police officers were close by as the students marched. Some students...
  • What you Don't Know About [Globalist School Propaganda Program] International Baccalaureate

    11/03/2016 11:54:52 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 13 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | November 3, 2016
    International Baccalaureate (IB) is a very popular program in Fairfax County and throughout the American educational system. According to IB's official website, there are 1,694 officially accredited IB schools in the United States, which include 488 elementary schools, 602 middle schools, and 878 high schools. IB was created by surrogates of the United Nations' Cultural Organization, UNESCO, for the sole purpose of educating “world citizens” which will accept the United Nations' goals of a one-world government. The reason is because the United States population would never accept a world government today. A plurality of Americans are opposed to it. But...
  • South Park PC PRINCIPAL (COMING TO YOUR KIDS SCHOOL)

    10/31/2016 12:07:15 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 3 replies
    Hey everyone, sorry if people think this is a vanity but I think people need to watch this because like as not this will be happening in schools all over the nation. There is no doubt in my mind that your kid could face 2 weeks detention even expulsion for saying something like, "Caitlyn Jenner is not a Hero." When I went to school, people also got in trouble for less. You were more likely to get detention or suspension for praying over your meal than giving the Hitler salute. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jtxym6orSNc SEASON 19 EPISODE 1 STUNNING AND BRAVE
  • The Story of why young black men are in trouble

    10/25/2016 9:50:09 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 23 replies
    youtube ^ | BECAUSE I AM A BOY
    In this video, we learn why young men, particularly black men are growing up experiencing, crime, homelessness, poverty, health problems, low self esteem and racism. Its not neccesarily the root but it is a major factor. We follow a young boy called Stefan who is made to feel worthless because he is a male and who lives in a poor single family household. THE VIDEO WAS MADE BY A FRENCHMAN WHO'S CHANNEL IS CALLED BECEAUSEIAMABOY https://www.youtube.com/user/BecauseIAmABoy
  • School Data Mining Surveys are Fundamentally Unreliable

    10/01/2016 8:08:06 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 6 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | October 1, 2016
    Every year, FCPS sixth, eighth, tenth, and twelfth grade students take an intrusive, graphic, and pointless survey, officially known as the FCPS Youth Survey. Elizabeth Schultz, a Fairfax school board member from the Springfield District, has urged parents to opt out of the survey. Others who concur include Concerned Parents and Educators and ResistanceMedia.org. One of the main arguments against the Youth Survey has centered on the graphic content that children are exposed to, namely 13 separate questions about various forms of sexual abuse, 3 questions about suicide, 3 questions about eating disorders, and an astounding 26 questions about drug...
  • Public School Teachers ADMIT To Pushing LGBT Agenda in Class (VIDEO)

    09/20/2016 4:52:10 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 7 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | September 20, 2016
    (NOTE: This is an relatively old clip, but is still used in schools across America to train teachers in the art of school indoctrination. Please click the link to see the video. ) In this video, from a movie used to train teachers to be "sensitive to LGBT issues", teachers are instructed to "educate" students to support the LGBT agenda. It's only 45 seconds. Please watch this video to see an astonishing level of elitism and disregard for parents among the individuals to whom many readers entrust their children during most weekdays.
  • CWA Releases Important Information About Virginia Gender-Identity Policy in Public School

    09/18/2016 12:21:24 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 10 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | September 18, 2016
    Concerned Women for America, a national conservative activist group with up to 750,000 members, has exposed the implications of the FCPS "gender-identity" policy, and urging parents to opt their children out of the annual FCPS Youth Survey. Dear Friend, Do you or someone you know live in Fairfax County? If so, please read the following important information and pass it along to any parents of students in the Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) District. We reached out to you in July regarding the new transgender “guidelines” that were to be implemented into the curriculum by the Fairfax County Public School...
  • LIBERAL INSANITY: Public School District Uses Suggestive Poster to Discourage "Sexting"

    09/01/2016 4:40:15 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 18 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | September 1, 2016
    A newly released photo, taken by a FCPS student and sent to ResistanceMedia.org, shows a poster in a Fairfax school that warns of the consequences of "sexting", or sending sexual images through text messages. The photo of the poster appears below: Notice the image of a girl with a cell phone, posing suggestively. The poster warns that "sending sexually explicit photos by cell phone, computer, or any electronic device may be a felony." However, if that model in the poster is under 18, it may be FCPS who is committing a felony. Disseminating sexual images of children is considered a...
  • South Carolina Public School Bans US Flag to Avoid Offending 'Hispanic Community'

    08/30/2016 1:22:11 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 30 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | August 30, 2015
    In another example of extreme political correctness and Anti-Americanism on public school campuses, a school in South Carolina has banned American flags from their football games. Apparently this school has a history of banning American patriotic symbols such as the flag. The victim's brother reported the following on Facebook: "Last night I picked my brother up from the TRHS Football game and he told me that Lavely [the principal] had denied entry to a couple of young men with Americans flag. I can't deny the rage I felt as this is the third incident I've had involving Lavely and the...
  • "Student Journalists": Puppets of the Liberal Establishment

    08/25/2016 3:55:00 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | August 24, 2016
    In schools across America, "student newspapers" are common activities for middle and high school students who are interested in journalism, media, or technology. However, these "student newspapers" often are little more than mouthpieces for the liberal public school elites. A perfect example of this can be found in Alexandria, Virginia. The West Potomac Wire, a "student-run" publication associated with West Potomac High School, claims to be the "student voice of West Potomac High School." But if their news content is to be believed, that voice is overwhelmingly liberal, and fully content with stretching facts, exaggerating, and forthrightly lying. I challenge...
  • New York Times: Teachers Should Brainwash Students Against Trump

    08/16/2016 7:38:40 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 53 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | August 16, 2016
    Today, the New York Times ran an article which contained quotes urging public school teachers to "explain" to students that Donald Trump "broke the class rules", and claiming that teachers should not be balanced in discussing Trump with students. While the article frames itself as an "invitation to share ideas", it is clearly one-sided and only quotes anti-Trump "educators". The question posed by the article is not "should we be biased against Trump?" It is "how should we be biased against Trump?" The article claims that "Donald J. Trump offers a classroom challenge most have never encountered" -- after spewing...
  • Public School Students Have Religious Rights Too!

    08/15/2016 7:22:54 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 15, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    You might not be surprised to learn that 84 percent of church-going Christians send their children to public schools. Nevertheless, you may be astonished to learn that half of all public school teachers consider themselves church-going Christians. These two tidbits come from Barna Research. Nevertheless, we’ve had controversies throughout the country whenever valedictorians attempt to quote scripture or young students try to attach religious messages to candy canes at Christmas. These dramas unfold because frequently teachers do not know the rules governing religious expression in public schools, which allow all of the above to occur, according to Eric Buehrer, president...
  • Self-Defense in School: Public School Totalitarians Protect Bullies, Punish Victims

    08/10/2016 9:26:28 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 30 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | August 8, 2016
    In every public school environment, there are bullies. Some of them harass and annoy others verbally or through the internet, while others violently assault their victims. The epidemic of school bullying is as a result of a morally neutral, evolution-based school curriculum -- as well as school policies that effectively prohibit self defense in school. These policies are most likely unconstitutional, but there have been no major legal opinions issued as of today (August 8, 2016.) However, a Texas high school student has sued his school district for suspending him for defending himself against violent bullies, and the case is...
  • Benjamin Spock and Amy Chua: Two Disaster for our children

    08/09/2016 6:12:30 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 25 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Hey everyone I'm having fun on my vacation with my family, we've done a lot this summer and I know many of you wanted some good articles and I felt compelled to do this particular article about Amy Chua for a while. In fact I've meant to do this several months ago but for whatever reason I never did. That changed while in California. California has the tenth worst education system in the country. Public school teachers especially in California really don't give a damn about our kids... They take our money, raise our kids to be commies, illiterates and...
  • One more day to vote! Can public schools censor online political speech?

    07/20/2016 11:52:08 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 7 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | June 30, 2016
    Recently, controversy has arisen over aggressive school monitoring and censorship of their students' online speech, through blogs, social networks, forums, and other means. Now until July 21, 2016, vote in the ResistanceMedia poll on this important issue!
  • "Cyberbullying" restrictions -- the path to school tyranny

    07/18/2016 2:01:41 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 9 replies
    ResistanceMedia ^ | July 18, 2016
    "Any society that would give up essential liberty to gain a little temporary safety deserves neither and lose both." -- Benjamin Franklin (paraphrased) Schools demand control over students' social media postings in order to prevent "cyberbullying" - students bullying others online. The problem of "cyberbullying" is certainly a very real problem - and a symptom of a larger cultural collapse in public schools. However, the problem of "cyberbullying" (and other forms of bullying) was largely created by the public schools through the evolutionist curriculum (read more about evolution here) and other factors. How can we expect the same people who...
  • ‘I wouldn’t change places with you’: 8th grader’s ‘white boy privilege’ poem goes viral

    07/12/2016 9:44:57 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 45 replies
    Global News ^ | July 12, 2016 | Emanuela Campanella
    Royce Mann, an eighth grader from Atlanta, Ga., took the Internet by surprise with his poem called, “white boy privilege” that he wrote and recited at his school’s poetry slam contest in May. In the video recently posted by his mother on YouTube, 14-year-old Mann expresses his thoughts on race, gender and equality issues. He began the poem by saying how grateful he was to have been born a white male and said that he loved his “white boy privilege.” “Dear women, I’m sorry, dear black people, I’m sorry… Dear everyone who isn’t a middle or upper class white boy,...
  • High school wants to shut down off-campus 'Jesus Lunch'

    04/14/2016 12:25:16 PM PDT · by Obadiah · 38 replies
    FoxNews Opinion ^ | 4/14/16 | Todd Starnes
    There’s a religious liberty standoff underway in Middleton, Wisconsin. ADVERTISEMENT On one side is a group of Christian moms armed with Chick-fil-A sandwiches and 400 homemade brownies. On the other side are public school administrators who believe that Jesus and plump juicy chicken breasts are “divisive.” The controversy surrounds an off-campus lunch event involving students at Middleton High School known as “Jesus Lunch.”
  • CPS tells principals it lacks the cash to get through this year ( Chicago )

    03/10/2016 6:28:50 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 10, 2016 | Juan Perez Jr.
    Chcago Public Schools officials told principals on Wednesday that the district is "short of the necessary cash for the remainder of the school year" partly because of a pension payment of nearly $700 million due this summer. ... Last month, principals had to absorb $26 million in midyear budget cuts to district-operated schools. Principals tapped internal accounts, cut planned technology and textbook purchases and didn't fill vacant positions to avert layoffs. On Wednesday, principals were told to hold off on $45 million budgeted for "non-personnel" expenses. The district said it wants to save another $10 million through a limit on...
  • (HOT!!!) California Student Information Released to Nonprofit

    02/18/2016 9:17:36 AM PST · by Fundamentally Fair · 53 replies
    NBC 7 ^ | Feb. 11, 2016 | Consumer Bob
    Millions of public school students will soon have their personal information and school records handed over to a nonprofit community organization. The Concerned Parents Association fought for the data in federal district court and won over the objections of the California Department of Education. SDUSD Alerts Parents to Student Info Release. The nonprofit said it needs the information to see if California schools are violating the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and other related laws. The database it will have access to includes all information on children, kindergarten through high school, who are attending or have attended a California school...
  • California Laws: On January 1st, Students Won’t Have to Pass High School (Exit Exams) to Receive

    12/27/2015 5:52:42 PM PST · by george76 · 54 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 Dec 2015 | William Bigelow
    On January 1, California residents will have to accustom themselves to a number of new laws that will be implemented in the state. These are some the laws that will likely have the most profound effect: SB 172: High school seniors will receive their diploma whether or not they pass or even take an exit exam; the law also applies retroactively to students who have graduated since 2004; ... SB 707: Bans concealed firearms from college campuses and K-12 school grounds
  • 'Walk a Mile in Her Hijab' day at public high school

    12/11/2015 8:09:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/11/2015 | Carol Brown
    On Wednesday, the Muslim Students Association (MSA) sponsored an event at Vernon Hills High School called “Walk a Mile in Her Hijab”. As most readers know, the MSA is one of the most active and prominent front groups of the Muslim Brotherhood. (Vernon Hills is an affluent suburb of Chicago. The Muslim population is just under 1.5%, which is nearly double the national average. In and around the area there are eight mosques and at least one Islamic school.) Short and sickening video of Muslims putting hijabs on non-Muslim girls: here. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO  [Preparing for...
  • Eighth-Grader Suspended for T-Shirt Honoring Dead Soldiers

    10/12/2015 12:25:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Reason ^ | 10/12/2015 | Jacob Sullum
    What happens when mindless zero-tolerance policies are pitted against support-the-troops patriotism? At Dexter McCarty Middle School in Gresham, Oregon, zero tolerance wins. The Washington Post reports that the school recently suspended eighth-grader Alan Holmes, whose brother served with the Marines in Iraq, for wearing a T-shirt that says "Standing for Those Who Stood for Us" against the backdrop of an American flag. The problem: Fallen soldiers are represented by an empty pair of boots, one of them with a rifle capped by a helmet protruding from it. The shirt, part of the Jeff Foxworthy line of "Vintage Redneck Wear," violated...
  • Student suspended after wearing military memorial shirt honoring Marine brother

    10/12/2015 11:13:28 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 39 replies
    EAG News ^ | 10/12/15 | Victor Skinner
    GRESHAM, Ore. – Dexter McCarty Middle School student Alan Holmes understands that his freedom is intricately tied to those who fought and died defending the United States of America. His older brother joined the U.S. Marines when he was 19 years old and served a tour in Iraq, Fox 12 reports. But school officials apparently don’t share Holmes understanding or patriotic spirit, and recently forced the eighth-grader to change his shirt that depicted a traditional soldier memorial or face in-school suspension. Holmes choose the latter. “The principal, I asked him, is this considered a suspension? He said yes I’ll see...
  • A Tale of Two Schools, One Building

    10/07/2015 7:29:08 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/06/15 | Nicholas Simmons
    Over the past three school years, I unintentionally participated in a tragic educational case study on the west side of Harlem. I worked in the same building as the Wadleigh Secondary School, at which 0% of students in grades six through eight met state standards in math or English. That isn’t a typo: Not a single one of the 33 students passed either exam, though many of the questions are as straightforward as “What is 15% of 60?” Two floors above Wadleigh, I taught math at Success Academy Harlem West, a public charter school. The students there eat in the...
  • Mark Zuckerberg's $100 M donation to Newark public schools failed miserably — where it went wrong

    09/25/2015 9:16:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/25/2015 | Abby Jackson
    In 2010, Mark Zuckerberg donated $100 million to Newark, New Jersey's failing public-school system with the intention of turning around the schools in five years. The goals Zuckerberg set out to achieve — to enact a number of reforms that would make Newark a model city for education reform — are widely seen as a failure, journalist Dale Russakoff told Business Insider. So where exactly did that $100 million go if the turnaround was a failure? Russakoff mapped the money trail in her new book, "The Prize: Who's in Charge of America's Schools," which tracked the five years since Zuckerberg's...
  • Few and Far... Teacher Accolades

    09/21/2015 7:23:38 PM PDT · by lyby · 11 replies
    Lyby | 9-21-2015 | Lyby
    Although many teachers strive to uplift each student daily, it is infrequent that we receive positive comments for our efforts. Today I was blessed with an affirmative email from a parent. I will share a few words from that email: "... currently navigating the transition from homeschooling to attending public school... (we) are quite impressed with how well (he) is doing academically, socially, and emotionally... My husband and I couldn't be more please with the instruction and attention (he) has received... I'd like to thank you personally, Mrs. Bailey, for your dedication and obvious commitment to a profession that is...
  • Public School Students Are the New Inmates in the American Police State

    09/16/2015 9:45:36 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 43 replies
    http://www.thedailybell.com/ ^ | September 16, 2015 | John Whitehead
    “Every day in communities across the United States, children and adolescents spend the majority of their waking hours in schools that have increasingly come to resemble places of detention more than places of learning. From metal detectors to drug tests, from increased policing to all-seeing electronic surveillance, the public schools of the twenty-first century reflect a society that has become fixated on crime, security and violence.”—Investigative journalist Annette Fuentes In the American police state, you’re either a prisoner (shackled, controlled, monitored, ordered about, limited in what you can do and say, your life not your own) or a prison bureaucrat...
  • Canadian parents not so sure about sex education for 3rd graders

    09/15/2015 6:48:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 15, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    I can’t say precisely how similar Canadian families are to American ones, particularly when it comes to parents with small children. Some things seem to be universal though and this might be one of them. Canada recently implemented a plan where they would be expanding sex education for their students, starting off with some big, need-to-know items for first graders. Who could possibly have predicted that anything would go wrong with a plan like this? Well, when it came time to send the kids to class, as many as 90% of the parents in some areas kept their kids home....
  • I would like some guidance regarding the elimination of Common Core

    09/07/2015 6:15:34 AM PDT · by knarf · 30 replies
    self | September (already?) 7, 2015 | knarf
    Like many school districts, mine accepted government funds promising to install common core.
  • Video: HS band barred for playing hymn, crowd sings it instead

    08/23/2015 9:48:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 23, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Just when youÂ’re starting to think that the entire country is going down the tubes sideways, a story comes along to remind you that it all just might work out in the end after all. Todd Starnes at Fox news uncovered one of those small town stories of political correctness infecting the courts and running completely off the rails this week. At Brandon High School in Mississippi, the traditional Friday Night football game was missing their halftime show. The schoolÂ’s marching band had been ordered off the field because their presentation included the hymn How Great Thou Art. That may...
  • What Is Your Child Really Learning in Middle School?

    07/15/2015 7:37:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/15/2015 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    Recently, ION Television cited Oman Frame in their "Everyday Heroes" segment for his work on race, gender, and class.  Those last three words caught my attention, since white privilege is a constant meme in the academic world.  Frame teaches 7th and 8th grade in southwest Atlanta.  He is a charismatic man who bonds easily with students of either race.  Martha Caldwell also works with Oman Frame.  She wrote "Inquiry into identity: Teaching critical thinking through a study of race, class, and gender."  Comments about their workshops for middle school students include this from a parent: To say that these...
  • Dissing Darwin, Bibles Back in Public School Classrooms

    06/22/2015 7:12:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/22/2015 | Rod Kackley
    Bibles are firmly rooted in public school science classrooms in Louisiana. The Idaho GOP Central Committee wants to replicate the Pelican State’s educational model. But nothing worth doing is easy. The experience in Louisiana should show Idaho Republicans, if they really want to put the Bible back in the hands of public school teachers, especially science teachers, they need to be ready for evolutionists and Democrats to push back, and push back hard. The fight to continue to allow Louisiana teachers to introduce “supplementary materials” into their science classes as part of the discussion of creationism, the Big Bang theory,...
  • Should Unvaccinated Children Be Forced to Stay Home From School? [Parental Rights vs Public Health]

    06/10/2015 7:37:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/10/2015 | Theodore Dalrymple
    It so happened that I was preparing an introduction to an anthology of the writings of Edmund Burke when I read an article in a recent edition of the New England Journal of Medicine with the title “Social Distancing and the Unvaccinated.” One of Burke’s main contentions, at least according to me, is that politics are, or ought to be, more than the application of abstract first principles to practical affairs: and, as if to prove him right, along came this article. The question was this: if it is permissible for parents to refuse to have their children immunized against...
  • Calif. Teacher Allegedly Told Kids to Take Selfies with Parents’ Sex Toys for Extra Credit

    06/04/2015 3:57:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | June 4, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    A teacher at Encinal High School in Alameda, Calif., allegedly told his tenth-grade students to find their parents’ sex toys and condoms and take selfies with them for extra credit. A local CBS affiliate reports that two of the students’ mothers, Kimberly Cobene and Evangeline Garcia, had heard about the assignment from a counselor at the school. “It was to go into your parents’ private drawers or whatever to seek out sexual toys or condoms, or anything of that nature and to take a selfie with it,” Cobene said. According to CBS, the school administration has tried to play off...
  • GA teacher arrested and placed in shackles after town issues warrant over son's school absences

    05/26/2015 1:20:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 25, 2015 | Chris Spargo
    ".....'I received a certified letter Saturday about this issue and [my husband] Keith contacted the [Board of Education] on my behalf yesterday while I worked subbing. I have been notified that a warrant for my arrest will most likely be issued. 'My family’s doctor has written a character reference for me, and I have the support of many [Board of Education] employees, but at the moment it still appears I will be arrested. 'If the Sheriff and the Attendance Officer moves forward I will be given the opportunity to turn myself in. I spoke to a county employee yesterday that...
  • A boy, a truck and two flags

    05/15/2015 7:06:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 15, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Tom Balek with Watchdog.org is doing the kind of local reporting that I hope we see more of. This story comes from the not terribly exciting sounding environment of a high school in South Carolina. Peyton Robinson is a senior at the local school who is also a volunteer fireman and drives his own pickup truck. Mounted in the back are two flags… one the American flag and the other a POW/MIA flag. Unfortunately, Peyton showed up for school one day and found that his display was no longer welcome. Peyton Robinson, a senior at York Comprehensive High School in...
  • 8th grade student suspended, arrested over gun t-shirt

    04/19/2013 12:00:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    WOWK, CBS 13, Huntington WV ^ | Apr 18, 2013 11:18 PM | Charlo Greene
    When 8th grade student Jared Marcum got dressed for school this morning, he says he had no idea that his pro-Second Amendment shirt would initiate what he calls a fight over his First Amendment rights. … It was the image of a gun printed on Jared’s t-shirt that sparked a dispute between a Logan Middle School teacher and Jared, that ended with Jared suspended, arrested and facing two charges, obstruction and disturbing the education process, on his otherwise spotless record. Jared’s father Allen Lardieri says he’s angry he had to rush from work to pick his son up from jail...
  • See dad's response to principal who won't excuse absences for 'educational' trip

    04/29/2015 10:01:35 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 46 replies
    NBC - Today Parents ^ | Eun Kyung Kim
    When Mike Rossi qualified to run in the Boston Marathon, he made it clear to everyone at his children's school that he planned to bring the entire family with him on his "once-in-a-lifetime" opportunity. Last week, he did just that, cheered on by his 9-year-old twins as he crossed the finish line. So that's why the Pennsylvania dad was stunned to get a letter from the school principal upon his return, calling his brief vacation into question. Days missed "due to a family trip are not considered excused absences," she wrote.