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  • North Tonawanda law punishes parents to help prevent bullying

    10/09/2017 8:10:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    wivb ^ | October 9, 2017 | Shannon Smith, News 4 Reporter
    NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Parents in North Tonawanda could end up behind bars if their child is found bullying others. The North Tonawanda Common Council hopes the new law will help end bullying by holding parents accountable for their children’s actions. If a child is caught bullying, or attacking another student, their parent will pay the fine or do the time, according to a law unanimously passed by the North Tonawanda Common Council last week. The parent could spend up to 15 days in jail, pay $250 or both.
  • New Book Sheds Light on Anti-Trump Agenda in Public Schools and Politicization of the Classroom

    10/01/2017 8:28:53 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 31 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 10/01/2017 | Ali Meyer
    Safety, religious bias, sexualization of the classroom are factors bolstering school-choice argument! In his newly published book, The Corrupt Classroom, Lance Izumi of the Pacific Research Institute illustrates how the public school classroom has become increasingly politicized, with liberal teachers indoctrinating students with an anti-Trump and leftist agenda. Izumi makes the case that while many school choice supporters rely on academic school performance data to show that public schools are failing, there are many other equally important reasons to support it. "Many parents, for example, are rightly concerned about the growing politicization of the classroom," Izumi explains. "Far from being...
  • Gay Activists Are Furious Because Teacher Can’t Tell Fifth Graders To Use Gender-Neutral Pronouns

    09/29/2017 12:39:21 PM PDT · by detective · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/29/2017 | Eric Owens
    Gay and transgender activists in Tallahassee, Florida are really mad because the taxpayer-funded local school district reassigned a fifth-grade teacher after she told the little kids in her classroom to address her with the title “Mx.” and refer to her using the third-person plural pronouns “they,” “them” and “their.” The teacher, Chloe Bressack, pulled her transgender pronoun stunt at Tallahassee’s Canopy Oaks Elementary School earlier this school year. Bressack, who identifies as gender neutral, sent a note home to parents saying that she expected their fifth-grade children to address her as “Mx. Bressack” and to use plural pronouns when discussing...
  • Elementary School Librarian Rejects ‘Racist Propaganda’ Dr. Seuss Books From Melania Trump

    09/28/2017 5:27:46 PM PDT · by kevcol · 39 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 28, 2017 | Cameron Cawthorne
    She then characterized Dr. Seuss's illustrations as racist and said that they were steeped in "racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes," listing several examples in her letter. Soeiro did not note that former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama both read Dr. Seuss books to children several times during their eight years in the White House.
  • The Sexual Revolution Corrupts Our Public Schools

    09/24/2017 7:49:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | September 24, 2017 | E. Jeffrey Ludwig
    As we reflect on law and policy, it is often useful to see how changes play out in the practical, nitty-gritty of everyday life. For example, we can consider how progressives have, over time, separated love, sex, and marriage. Divorce has skyrocketed during the post-WWII years, out-of-wedlock children have come into existence by the millions, sexually transmitted disease has become rampant, cohabitation is becoming more and more popular with each passing year, the porno industry has captured the time, money, and imaginations of tens of millions of men on the Internet, and there is a gossip feeding frenzy regarding the...
  • Superintendent probed for 'scam' involving homeschoolers

    09/23/2017 5:54:16 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 16 replies
    WND ^ | 09/23/2017 | Bob Unruh
    Offered 'free' laptops in exchange for attending public district for 1 day! A public school superintendent in South Dakota was being investigated for an apparent “scam” involving local homeschoolers after he offered them a “free” laptop computer in exchange for their attendance in his district for a single day, according to the Home School Legal Defense Association. The Argus-Leader in Sioux Falls reported the “offer” from Tri-Valley School District Supt. Mike Lodmel was to homeschoolers, explaining he wanted the children to spend one day in public school “and go home with a new laptop.” The invitation was for Sept. 29,...
  • 5th-grade teacher: 'My prefix is Mx. (pronounced Mix)'

    09/22/2017 11:12:39 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 57 replies
    WND ^ | 09/21/2017 | Bob Unruh
    Parents warned of elementary educators' 'brazen' indoctrination plan! The influential Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., is warning parents of “brazen” indoctrination plans being pursued by teachers, even in elementary schools. The latest instance, FRC explains, is in Florida, where a fifth-grade teacher sent home a note to parents mandating that students use only politically correct pronouns in class. “One thing that you should know about me is that I use gender neutral terms. My prefix is Mx. (pronounced Mix). Additionally, my pronouns are ‘they, them, their’ instead of ‘he, his, she, hers.'” The Tallahassee Democrat newspaper reported math and...
  • Actress Branded ‘Inappropriate’ by Liberals for Speaking About Constitution

    09/21/2017 8:26:43 AM PDT · by kevcol · 44 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 21, 2017 | Corinne Weaver
    It’s a sad world we live in where talking about the Constitution is considered inappropriate for children. But for actress Janine Turner (Northern Exposure), these are the accusations she faced from parents of the students she teaches about the Constitution. A former board member, who is a current member of the #Resistance, pushed the school who hosted Turner to apologize for inviting her. . . . The board member, one Buddy Luce, told the Dallas News that he thought the speech was a partisan attempt to bias children. He said, “How they get their foot in the door is letting...
  • The Big Remedial Apple

    09/18/2017 10:36:03 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 18, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    New Yorkers like to think they are more sophisticated than us common folk. Perhaps they define sophistication as a big expensive ineffective school system. “City high-school grads pay at least $63 million a year for remedial classes, thanks to a school system that hands them worthless diplomas,” The New York Post claims.
  • California School Tapes 8th Grade Students’ Wrists, Put Them In Dark Room For Slavery Lesson

    09/17/2017 7:52:20 AM PDT · by davikkm · 68 replies
    Liberalism is a disease. Teachers at Whitney High School in Cerritos, California, taught students about the slave trade by taping their wrists and forcing them to lie down in a dark room. And they wonder why more and more parents home school? The Huffington Post reported: What is the right way to teach kids about the American slave trade? And when should a parent have a say? For one mother of three, this question is at the center of an ongoing conflict she says she is having with administrators at Whitney High School in Cerritos, California. Shardé Carrington, 31, posted...
  • Another Obama Policy Betsy DeVos Should Throw Out (racial quotas in school discipline)

    09/13/2017 5:46:41 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 12, 2017 | Jason L. Riley
    ... In 2012 the Education Department released a study showing that black students were three times as likely to be suspended and expelled as their white counterparts. Two years later, the department issued a “Dear Colleague” letter warning school districts to address this racial imbalance, or else. The letter said that even if a disciplinary policy “is neutral on its face—meaning that the policy itself does not mention race—and is administered in an evenhanded manner” the district still could face a federal civil-rights investigation if the policy “has a disparate impact, i.e., a disproportionate and unjustified effect on students of...
  • Centennial varsity football team disbanded for 2017 season (MD)

    09/08/2017 8:44:17 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 13 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Tom Swartz
    The Centennial High School varsity football team has been disbanded for the 2017 season, according to a news release from the Howard County Public School System on Friday afternoon. The decision was made after a meeting at the school between coaches, athletics and activities manager Jean Vanderpool, school and Howard County administrators, and student athletes and parents on Thursday. -Snip- According to a news release from National Federation of High Schools on Aug. 7, participation in 11-player football in 2016-17 dropped by more than 25,000 from the previous year, although the number of schools offering the sport increased by 52...
  • Ethnic studies eyed by Boston teachers

    09/05/2017 6:29:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 5, 2017 | Kathleen McKiernan
    A group of Boston Public Schools teachers is aiming to build a new ethnic studies curriculum for schools across the district to expose Boston kids in the majority-minority district to the diverse histories and cultures of their families. “The mission is to have a curriculum that meets student needs and is reflective of our students’ backgrounds,” said Natalia Cuadra-Saez, a history teacher at Snowden International School who this summer travelled to Savannah, Ga., for a workshop focused on the Gullah descendants of slaves. “It is something students can relate to more. It is more relevant to them. When they see...
  • NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia calls out "White Supremitists"

    09/05/2017 12:59:42 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 91 replies
    youtube ^ | Sep 5, 2017 | NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia
    #DefendDACA : Educators Urge Congress to pass the Dream Act of 2017 NOW.
  • UPDATE: High school teacher makes student remove Trump t-shirt, compares it to ‘Neo-Nazis’ (video)

    09/04/2017 8:09:03 AM PDT · by Signalman · 36 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 9/3/2017 | Sam J
    Cherokee County School District has released a statement about the t-shirt ‘incident’: Dear Parents, On behalf of the Superintendent, this message is to provide you with more information about a story currently circulating in the media and on social media regarding an incident at one of our high schools. In this regard, a River Ridge High School math teacher on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 erroneously told two students their shirts with campaign slogans were not permitted in class. Her actions were wrong, as the “Make America Great Again” shirts worn by the students are not a violation of our School...
  • Anonymous Posts LONG Listing of ANTIFA Members! Lots of School Teachers

    09/04/2017 9:48:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 107 replies
    Joe For America (Joe the Plumber) ^ | 08/29/17 | Baron Von Kowenhoven
    Anonymous has posted a listing on 8chan claiming it is an extensive list of nationwide members of the anti-free speech group ANTIFA and it includes many teachers! The list is very long and includes Facebook links as well. There are many professors, school teachers, and other education staff. Many writers, political activists and programmers as well. We did some research and cannot seem to find anywhere that states this list is not accurate. Proceed with caution. Here is the list: https://8ch.net/pol/res/10404804.html#10405484 Many are connected to radical Communist groups, like the National Bolshevik Party (NBP) Antifa and BLM showed up at...
  • Why did the left turn on antifa? (vanity, discussion question)

    09/03/2017 12:31:20 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 113 replies
    I have to say I was really shocked to see a lot of leftists come out against antifa (though of course not all-- Elizabeth Edwards). I'm shocked because the left always embraces and protects its extremists, no matter what they do (for example black lives matter thugs). This is the only time I have seen them do this, so what's the deal?
  • Inside the NYC schools critics call ‘failure factories’

    09/03/2017 9:26:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    NYP ^ | September 2, 2017 | Susan Edelman
    They are the schools Mayor de Blasio doesn’t mention. At 32 city elementary and middle schools, the average English-math proficiency rate on state exams has not exceeded 10 percent of students for four years in a row. Seventeen of these schools — which enroll nearly 10,000 kids — have been part of the mayor’s signature Renewal program, which has spent $582 million on teacher training, social services and an extra hour a day of instruction. Four did so poorly that the city Department of Education closed them in June. ... Families for Excellent Schools, a pro-charter-school group that analyzed the test...
  • Many L.A. students get to college; only a few finish

    09/02/2017 7:44:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/1/2017 | Howard Blume
    About 70% of Los Angeles high school graduates enroll in two- or four-year colleges, but only 25% graduate within six years. ... it’s hard to assess recent district efforts that could be seen as pushing in different directions. On one hand, the district is touting higher standards: a high school graduation requirement that all students pass the courses necessary for applying to a four-year state college. On the other hand, the district requires a grade of D only in these classes and the colleges require a C or better to apply. The district also offers an array of “credit recovery”...
  • Public School Teachers Behind Violent Antifa Group

    09/01/2017 8:33:39 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 87 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | 09/01/2017 | Peter Hasson
    Public school teachers are behind a leading far-left militant group that is part of the Antifa network that federal officials say is committing “domestic terrorist violence.” By Any Means Necessary, which has played a key role in riots in Berkeley, Sacramento and elsewhere, has dozens of public school teachers among its members, including among its most prominent leaders. The FBI and Department of Homeland Security began paying closer attention to Antifa groups in general after BAMN and other extremists started a riot and attacked marchers at a white nationalist rally in Sacramento last July, Politico reported on Friday. The Sacramento...