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  • Forrest Claypool Resigns At CPS

    12/08/2017 8:07:37 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 11 replies
    CBS 2 CHICAGO ^ | 08 DECEMBER 2017 | CBS 2 CHICAGO
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool is resigning after a report concluded that he lied to ethics investigators. “I have accomplished all I can accomplish at CPS,” Claypool said at a news conference. “Even good men can make stupid mistakes. I look forward to the next chapter.” Claypool leaves Dec. 31. Dr. Janice Jackson will be the new interim head of the nation’s fourth-largest school system.
  • VIDEO: Professor Walter E. Williams on "Education Rot"

    12/06/2017 11:19:32 AM PST · by impetrio1 · 6 replies
    American Civil Rights Union ^ | 12/6/17 | Walter Williams
    ACRU Policy Board member Walter Williams explains that black students all too often are given “fraudulent diplomas” from failing school systems like that in Baltimore, where in 13 of 39 schools, not one single student tested “proficient” in math. His solution is to “break the education monopoly” with school choice, vouchers, tuition tax credits and charter schools.
  • Lawyers sue California because too many children can't read

    12/05/2017 1:32:43 PM PST · by Mariner · 48 replies
    AP via Sacramento Bee ^ | December 5th, 2017 | BY JULIE WATSON
    SAN DIEGO - A group of prominent lawyers representing teachers and students from poor performing schools filed a lawsuit against the state of California on Tuesday, arguing that the state has done nothing about a high number of school children who do not know how to read. The advocacy law firm, Public Counsel, filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court to demand the California Department of Education address its "literacy crisis." The state has not followed suggestions from its own report on the problem five years ago, according to the lawsuit. "When it comes to literacy and the delivery...
  • What Really Happened At Ballou, The D.C. High School Where Every Senior Got Into College

    11/28/2017 5:31:43 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 50 replies
    https://wamu.org ^ | 11/28/2017 | Kate McGee
    Brian Butcher, a history teacher at Ballou High School, sat in the bleachers of the school’s brand new football field last June watching 164 seniors receive diplomas. It was a clear, warm night, and he was surrounded by screaming family and friends snapping photos and cheering. It was a triumphant moment for the students. For the first time, every Ballou graduate applied and was accepted to college. The school is located in one of D.C.’s poorest neighborhoods; it has struggled academically for years and has had a chronically low graduation rate. In 2016, the school graduated only 57 percent of...
  • Va. school chairman: Students 'not required' to stand for pledge, calls Trump 'bonafide idiot'

    11/22/2017 5:47:22 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 62 replies
    Fox5DC ^ | 11/22/2017 | Paul Wagner
    A Virginia school board chairman is getting attention on social media for his comments on President Donald Trump and standing for the Pledge of Allegiance and the national anthemRyan Sawyers, who is Chairman of the Prince William County School Board, said in a tweet on Monday: "Your are not required to stand for the national anthem or pledge. There will be no action taken against you for choosing to not stand or participate. Our President is a bonafide idiot but you are safe in PWCS." Attention PWCS students and staff. Your are not required to stand for the national anthem...
  • 'I have been hit, kicked and restrained from behind - by FIRST-GRADERS': At least 45 Pennsylvania...

    11/21/2017 2:50:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 65 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Nov. 21, 2017 | James Wilkinson For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: 'I have been hit, kicked and restrained from behind - by FIRST-GRADERS': At least 45 Pennsylvania teachers resign in just three months due to student violence and those that remain are 'begging' for help from school board Dozens of teachers have quit their jobs in Pennsylvania's capital city amid a wave of violence from students as early as the first grade, it has emerged. The Harrisburg Education Association (HEA) said that at least 45 teachers resigned between July and October, and more have followed since. Those who remain are now demanding more help from administrators. 'I have been...
  • What to do when school leaves parents feeling left out

    11/17/2017 5:23:30 AM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Elaine Carlson
    Dear Mrs. C: Our son, “Waldo,” loves Buena — to the point that his dad and I are feeling left out. He is a sophomore and comes up with any excuse to stay there after school — sports, clubs, etc. He usually doesn’t arrive home until 4:30 or so. He maintains good grades, but is less connected with us that he used to be. In fact, he even talks about his college and career plans. We miss him already (he is our baby)! Do you have any suggestions? Signed: Concerned Parents Dear CP’s: Yes. Be thankful. Your Waldo sounds like...
  • Male Students No Longer Need to Prove Gender Identity to Play Girls' Sports in New Jersey

    11/17/2017 11:31:08 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 62 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 11/16/2017 | Samuel Smith
    The athletic association that governs most of New Jersey's high school sports has updated its policy to allow biological male students to play on girls sports teams and vice versa without having to provide proof or some sort of documentation of their gender dysphoria. On Wednesday, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association executive committee approved a policy that allows transgender students to simply notify their school administration if they desire to change genders without required medical consultation. "A transgender student, defined as a student whose gender identity differs from the student's sex assigned at birth, shall be eligible to...
  • California elementary schools to use pro-LGBT history textbooks

    11/15/2017 5:19:44 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/14/2017 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    Children in California will be learning to identify historical personages by their sexuality.The Advocate reported that the California state board of education approved “10 LGBT-inclusive history textbooks” for elementary school students in grades K-8 last week. It also rejected two textbooks on the grounds that they did not include “LGBT history.” The exclusion of LGBT history violates California’s FAIR Education Act.The FAIR Education Act, once informally called the LGBT History Bill, was written by Senator Mark Leno. FAIR stands for “Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful.” It ensures that the political, economic and social contributions of people with disabilities as well...
  • NEA Calls for Action in the Wake of Latest School Shooting

    11/15/2017 4:45:55 PM PST · by mdittmar · 28 replies
    The National Education Association ^ | November 15, 2017 | NEA President Lily Eskelsen García
    Lily Eskelsen García: “Thoughts and prayers are not enough.” WASHINGTON - November 15, 2017 - NEA President Lily Eskelsen García issued the following statement in reaction to yesterday’s shooting in Northern California, which targeted students and educators at Rancho Tehama Elementary School:“We pray for the victims of this latest tragedy in Tehama County, California, and the schoolchildren and adults shot by another out-of-control man who could spray bullets through a classroom and down the street with a rapid-fire weapon. We’re grateful to the educators who heroically protected their students in this rural school, the heroes in a Texas church, and...
  • Delaware ponders allowing students to pick race and gender, hide it from parents

    11/10/2017 5:33:37 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 10, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    A proposed education regulation in Delaware allows children to self-identify as any race and gender regardless of reality. “All students enrolled in a Delaware public school may self-identify gender or race,” Regulation 225 says, and that will be maintained in official records. The regulation stipulates that students’ parents may only be notified of their child’s trans-race or transgender identification if they are “supportive of the student” and his or her confusion. It says: A school may request permission from the parent or legal guardian of a minor student before a self identified gender or race is accepted; provided, however, that...
  • Transgender lesson gets New York 7th-grade teacher suspended

    11/07/2017 12:21:41 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 34 replies
    FOX News ^ | 11/05/2017 | na
    A New York public school teacher has been suspended after outraged parents accused her of distributing materials on gender identity that were inappropriate for seventh-graders. The health teacher at Cambridge Central School, north of Albany, was suspended with pay Tuesday after a parent told other parents on Facebook live that his 11-year-old son brought home a packet of information about sex change operations that included graphic sexual definitions, WRGB-TV reports. The parent, Sirell Fiel, posted the video on Monday. As of Sunday morning, it had been viewed more than 683,000 times. “Genital reconstruction surgery.” Fiel says in the video. “Is...
  • Common Core Rape-Themed Assignment for Biology Confuses Parents

    11/05/2017 2:43:18 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/04/2017 | Megan Fox
    A 9th-grade assignment at a Mississippi high school is causing concern and disgust among parents. A mother recently posted her student's assignment to Facebook in a special group that was created for the growing discontent parents feel toward public school education — "Inappropriate Common Core Lessons." This particular assignment asked 14-year-old students to determine the identity of a fictional rapist based on sperm DNA.Not surprisingly, parents were not amused. The mother who posted the assignment reported that the teacher did not require the students to complete it — and parents were grateful for that — but she was still disturbed...
  • Leftist teacher confronts student in tense political debate — student shuts her down with facts

    11/05/2017 2:20:32 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 24 replies
    theblaze ^ | 11/04/2017 | Chris Enloe
    A highly charged political debate between a student and his teacher is garnering a lot of attention. The video captured 10 minutes of the confrontation, though the student said the debate lasted longer.What happened? The video begins as the Latino student and his teacher debate about police brutality in America. The student cites facts — that black-on-black crime is more prominent and police shoot more white people — but the teacher simply dismisses the argument by criticizing him.“You’re clearly a radical, a conservative,” the teacher says.As the debate goes on, the student says he obtains his statistics from the FBI,...
  • Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial Slur

    11/03/2017 6:28:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 2, 2017 | The Huffington Post
    Nicomi Stewart, a mother in Rochester, New York, is “disgusted” after an automated call sent to her phone from the city’s school district mispronounced her daughter’s name as a racial slur. Stewart’s daughter is named Nicarri. Stewart told WHAM TV the message clearly began, “This is Edison Career and Technology High School. Your daughter, N****r, has missed period one on…” The call came after Nicarri missed a day of class at Edison Career and Technology High School. The racially insensitive robocall came more than once so Stewart was able to record the message. “I was like, wow, am I really...
  • Family says bullied 11-year-old told pals before killing herself

    11/03/2017 6:49:48 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 107 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/03/2017 | Jackie Salo
    The family of a South Carolina girl who committed suicide says she shot herself because she was bullied. Toni Rivers, 11, confided to friends before her death, saying that “she just couldn’t do this anymore, and she was going home, and she was killing herself,” the family told news station WTOC. The sixth-grader reportedly returned home Oct. 25 from her Hampton County School District elementary school and shot herself. Her 14-year-old sister found her lying on her back with a gunshot wound and called 911. {..snip..}
  • 'I was born this way'

    11/03/2017 3:50:23 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 53 replies
    Herald Argus ^ | 10/20/2017 | John Gard
    Seminar focuses on improving dialogue with LGBTQ community and inclusion in schools. Substitute teacher Meghan Buell gets a kick out of her second-grade students who ask if she’s a boy or a girl. She tells them she’s a girl, of course. Then they invariably ask why her voice is so deep. “I don’t know,” she tells them. “I was born this way.” One child, trying to help the transgender woman, suggested she eat a cough drop to help her voice. “I’ll give that a try,” she said she told the child. “Thanks.” The cough drop didn’t help, Buell told about...
  • School assignment which identifies the KKK as ‘right wing’ angers parents

    10/28/2017 11:23:43 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 20 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 10/28/2017 | Dave Huber
    A Virginia middle school worksheet about the American political spectrum has angered some parents due to the fact that it identified the Ku Klux Klan as “right wing” and “reactionary.” The 8th grade handout from Loudoun County’s Harmony Middle School features examples ranging from “Radical” to “Reactionary,” with “Liberal,” “Moderate,” and “Conservative” in between. There’s also the labels “Left Wing” and “Right Wing” with the two major political parties in the middle of the two. The Klan was the only organization specifically aligned with a political designation. According to The Washington Post, school board member Eric J. DeKenipp said after...
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Students Protest Abraham Lincoln Statue Because ‘He Owned Slaves’

    10/28/2017 10:58:22 AM PDT · by Baynative · 69 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 10/24/17 | Jarrett Stepman
    There’s a common quote, frequently attributed to G.K. Chesterton: “Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up.” In our modern context, this should be rephrased a bit: “Don’t try to pull down a statue if you have no idea who or what the statue was really about.”
  • Grundy County Official Alleges Years of Hazing (HS football sexual assault)

    10/26/2017 12:04:55 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 7 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | 10-16-2017 | News Channel 5
    GRUNDY COUNTY, Tenn. - A Grundy County school official who has asked to remain anonymous said a recent attempted rape allegedly carried out by five football players against a fellow teammate is just the latest in a long line of assaults tied to hazing in the school district. The source provided NewsChannel5 with a detailed timeline of incidents that have occurred since 2015, and insists officials within the district have known about the hazing, but chosen to sweep it under the rug. In the timeline, he alleges students were beaten with belts and bats, had their heads dunked in toilets...