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  • How to reform Public Schools.

    07/24/2016 10:56:38 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 9 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | July 23, 2016
    What can we do to reform Fairfax County Public Schools? There is certainly a lot to do! This is a list of 11 reforms which would decimate the entrenched FCPS Mafia, promote greater parent involvement, and protect Constitutional principles. --- All readers of ResistanceMedia are IMPLORED to contact the FCPS school board and send them a link to this article with a message about how these reforms are needed. A referendum on these reforms is needed, and we will be considering a campaign to put some of these reforms on the ballot in an upcoming referendum. By clicking this link,...
  • City’s public schools join fight against ‘white power’

    07/24/2016 5:46:18 AM PDT · by milford421 · 65 replies
    NY POST ^ | 7/24/16 | Susan Edelman
    "On the last day of school, Principal Darlene Cameron of Star Academy-PS 63 in the East Village gave her small faculty a chart defining racist and non-racist institutions and asked them to think about where their school fits in. A non-racist institution, among other things, is conscious of and aims to wipe out a culture of “white power,” “white privilege” and “inherent white advantage.” “We fit into the category of white power and privilege!” a white teacher at the K-5 school told her colleagues." "The concept that whites enjoy everyday benefits simply because of their skin color has become the...
  • Should Students Learn About Black Lives Matter in School?

    07/21/2016 12:44:10 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 21, 2016 | Haley Glatter
    If the Chicago social-studies teacher Gregory Michie waits for a textbook to teach his students about the Black Lives Matter movement, the first seventh-graders to hear the lesson won’t be born for another seven years. Despite the historical implications of that movement, bureaucratic timelines all but quash any possibility that students might learn about today’s events from an actual history textbook in the near future. According to Anthony Pellegrino, an assistant professor of education at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, many school districts receive new books on a seven-year cycle. However, in some states, schools don’t receive new books for 10...
  • ‘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 · 42 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,...
  • Texas Teen Faces Felony Forgery Charge After Finding $10 Bill on School Floor

    05/03/2016 6:18:59 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 89 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 05/03/2016 | by Merrill Hope
    A Texas teenager faces a felony forgery charge all because the $10 bill he found on the floor of his high school came up as fake cash on the lunch lady’s counterfeit testing pen when he used it to pay for a ham sandwich and chips. ...the lunch lady turned the $10 bill over to a campus police officer, who later wanted a statement from the teen. The officer called his mother and she said “not without me present,” according to Hunter. The family also received a “Consent to Deferred Prosecution” form to sign, which essentially places a minor into...
  • School Calls Police on 9-Year-Old for 'Racist' Remark, Called Snack 'Brownies'

    06/30/2016 2:41:11 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 69 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 06/29/16 | Trey Sanchez
    During an end-of-the-year class party at a New Jersey elementary school, a 9-year-old boy said something about brownies and was subsequently questioned by a police officer who was called by the school to investigate an incident of racism. It was another student that accused the boy of saying something "racist," but the boy's mother said he was talking about "snacks, not skin color," according to Philly.com. "He said they were talking about brownies. Who exactly did he offend?" the mother, Stacy dos Santos, asked incredulously. When the boy's father was contacted later in the day, he was informed that the...
  • NJ Elementary School Calls Cops On Third-Grader For Saying 'Brownie'

    06/29/2016 4:31:48 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 131 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 29, 2016 | Jim Treacher
    In the English language, a certain type of baked chocolate dessert is known as a "brownie." This is very problematic, of course, because a lot of people have brown skin. If you say the word "brownie" out loud, you might hurt the feelings of a person with brown skin. And that's bad. That's why we have the police. On June 16, police were called to an unlikely scene: an end-of-the-year class party at the William P. Tatem Elementary School in Collingswood. A third grader had made a comment about the brownies being served to the class. After another student exclaimed...
  • New Jersey governor proposes flat rate for education funding

    06/21/2016 3:45:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:17pm EDT | Hilary Russ
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday proposed overhauling the state’s education funding formula to provide all public school districts with a flat rate of $6,599 per student. Calling it his “Fairness Formula” in policy statements on Tuesday, Christie said aid for special needs students would continue even with any potential formula change. Schools are funded through property taxes, which in New Jersey are some of the highest in the nation because of the state’s “unaffordable and broken school funding formula propped up by special interests and misguided Supreme Court precedent,” Christie said in a statement. …
  • U. of Miami starts nation’s first chair for study of atheism

    06/05/2016 2:58:10 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    seattle times ^ | 5/20/16 | L. Goodstein
    ...the University of Miami received a donation in late April from a wealthy atheist to endow what it says is the nation’s first academic chair “for the study of atheism, humanism and secular ethics.” ...established after years of discussion with a $2.2 million donation from Louis Appignani, a retired businessman and former president and chairman of the modeling school Barbizon... ....“I’m trying to eliminate discrimination against atheists,” said Appignani, 83, a Florida resident. “So this is a step in that direction, to make atheism legitimate.” ....It took some persuading for the University of Miami to agree to create a chair...
  • Anti-Semitism jumps by more than 100% in New England

    06/04/2016 7:18:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    INN ^ | 6/3/2016, 11:18 AM | Hillel Fendel
    Anti-Semitic incidents in New England are up more than 100% this year, according to numbers released this week by the Anti-Defamation League. In 2015, an average of five such incidents occurred each month, while so far this year, there have been over 10 each month. The increase is “fueled by vandalism, harassment, and other acts at schools and colleges,” reports the Boston Globe. “Clearly, people are acting out on some long-held stereotypes and hatred toward Jews,” said Robert Trestan, director of the New England Regional Office of the ADL, “and it’s designed to send a message of intimidation. We’re increasingly...
  • Philadelphia schools add two Muslim holidays

    06/01/2016 1:55:20 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 45 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 6/1/2016 | Staff
    The Philadelphia School District will add two Muslim holidays to its calendar and the city will create a task force to study doing the same for the city’s calendar, officials announced Tuesday. “Philadelphia’s history is based on being a place where religious freedom is part of its founding ethos,” Mayor Kenney said at a news conference in City Hall. “Our city was built on the idea that while we may be different in nationality and ethnicity, the city welcomes all to worship and practice the faiths of our culture or our choosing.” The two holidays are Eid al-Fitr, celebrated after...
  • My student threatened to beat me — and I’m the one in trouble

    05/29/2016 2:29:17 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 90 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 29, 2016 | Susan Edelman and Isabel Vincent
    A veteran English teacher at Flushing HS says she was so terrified when a student charged at her and threatened to beat her with a heavy cast on his arm that she blurted out in self-defense, “If you hit me, I’ll kill you.”
  • Data show more students leaving public schools for charters

    05/29/2016 2:14:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 29, 2016 11:23 AM EDT
    Urban school districts from Los Angeles to Philadelphia are experiencing declining enrollment in traditional public schools as more parents enroll their children in charters, depleting millions in per-pupil funding from district budgets. In states experiencing population growth, such as Arizona, charter schools help relieve overcrowding. But for districts that are struggling financially, the student flight is costly. …
  • This ‘Male’ High School Student Tells All About ‘His’ Period. Um, Wut?

    05/22/2016 2:15:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 109 replies
    dailywire ^ | May 19 2016 | Amanda Prestigiacom
    Reality has seemingly escaped us all. On Tuesday, The New York Times published a bizarre piece intent on mainstreaming transgenderism. A 16-year-old “boy,” AJ Jackson, informs us all about “his” period, “his” plight with tampons and bathrooms. “There were practical issues, When he had his period, he wondered if he should revert to the girls’ bathroom, because there was no place to throw away his used tampons,” writes Anemona Hatocollis of the Times, describing Jackson’s period struggles. “But he had started feeling like an intruder in the girls’ bathroom, and the single bathrooms were so far out of the way...
  • Portland public schools ban textbooks that cast doubt on climate change

    05/22/2016 9:03:44 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies
    Portland public schools ban textbooks that cast doubt on climate change | Fox News The Portland Public Schools board voted last week to ban any materials that cast doubt on climate change, the Portland Tribune reported. According to the resolution passed May 17, the school district must remove any textbooks and other materials that suggest climate change is not occurring or that says human beings are not responsible for it. “A lot of the text materials are kind of thick with the language of doubt, and obviously the science says otherwise,” said Bill Bigelow, a former Portland public school teacher...
  • 5th grader savagely attacks 1st grader in Georgia school bathroom

    05/20/2016 5:56:04 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | 20 MAY 2016 | KHOU.COM
    HENRY COUNTY, Ga. -- A vicious attack in an elementary school bathroom sends a 6-year-old to the emergency room, and her parents tell police it was a fifth grade girl who attacked her. The girl was at home recovering Thursday night, but her mother says she knows exactly who attacked her 1st grade daughter. She warned the school that the fifth grader was a danger last week. Cheryl Tackett says she is trying to comfort her 6-year-old daughter Lanira, but she can hardly get the words out herself. “I just started crying,” she said. “I couldn’t do anything but cry.”
  • Obama to Order Public Schools to Open Restrooms to Transgender Students

    05/12/2016 6:36:58 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 136 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 12, 2016 | Staff
    The Obama administration is planning to issue a sweeping decree telling every public school district in the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity, the New York Times reported on Thursday. The letter to school districts that will go out on Friday describing what they should do to ensure that none of their students are discriminated against is signed by officials of the Justice Department and Education Department, according to the Times.
  • Escape from Obama's Transgender School Bathrooms

    05/13/2016 5:09:00 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 13, 2016 | Daren Jonescu
    Barack Obama's transgender regime has officially carried its demands for your child's compliance with sexual deviancy to the level of an imperial directive: Public schools must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity, according to an Obama administration directive issued amid a court fight between the federal government and North Carolina. The guidance from leaders at the departments of Education and Justice says public schools are obligated to treat their transgender students in a way that matches their gender identity, even if their education records or identity documents indicate a different sex. The...
  • Donald Trump on education: Wrong, wrong and wrong

    05/08/2016 12:37:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 77 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 8, 2016 | Valerie Strauss
    Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, doesn’t talk all that much about education issues, but when he does, it is usually about the Common Core, rankings and spending. And usually he is wrong, wrong and wrong. In one Trump ad this year, he hit all three in just a few sentences: “I’m a tremendous believer in education. But education has to be at a local level. We cannot have the bureaucrats in Washington telling you how to manage your child’s education. So Common Core is a total disaster. We can’t let it continue. We are rated 28th in the...
  • Globally Warm Public Schools

    05/03/2016 8:16:34 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 30, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Global warming alarmists who claim that the science is settled on climate change are partially right: Public schools have reached a verdict on it. "A nationwide survey of 1,500 U.S. middle and high school science teachers, conducted by the National Center for Science Education and published in the February 12 issue of Science, found half of the teachers who discuss climate change in the classroom ignore evidence of the role of natural factors," H. Sterling Burnett writes in School Reform News. "The survey found approximately 70 percent of middle school and 87 percent of high school science teachers discuss global...
  • (Public Education) ... French Teacher Fired for Not Being Able to Speak French

    05/02/2016 8:21:13 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 107 replies
    KHOU ^ | April 29, 2016 | Jeremy Rogalski, KHOU
    I-Team: French teacher at HISD school doesn't speak French HOUSTON - How do you teach a French class, if you don’t even speak French? The I-Team discovered that’s exactly what is happening at the Houston Independent School District’s Energy Institute High School in the 1800 block of Sampson Street. Sharonda White’s son Nathanial is a junior at the school. "I thought it was a joke, I couldn't believe this was happening,” White said. We asked her son about his classroom experience. I-Team: “Does your teacher speak French?” Nathanial White: “No sir.” I-Team: “Have you ever heard him speak a word...
  • With help of lawmakers, Illinois public schools now $20 billion in debt

    04/16/2016 3:33:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4-16 - 2016 | Diane Rado
    Illinois' public school districts are roughly $20 billion in debt, a staggering figure fueled in part by decades of special deals in Springfield that have given districts exemptions so they can keep borrowing beyond limits set by law. Today, that debt exceeds long-term school borrowing in most other states. It equates to about $10,000 for every Pre-K to 12th-grade public school student in Illinois... All the borrowing is a drain on taxpayers who have to repay the debt, as well as school budgets that must steer billions of dollars annually to principal and interest payments — money that could be...
  • Oregon parents fury as nine-year-old kids see 'explicit' depictions of sexual acts...school library

    04/15/2016 6:43:38 PM PDT · by kevcol · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 15, 2016 | James Wilkinson
    Parents of fourth-graders at an Oregon elementary school were 'furious' to discover that their children - some as young as nine - had read an explicit sex education book featuring cartoons of sex acts and masturbation, Fox 12 Oregon reported Thursday. In a letter to parents, Hudson Park Elementary School admitted that copies of 'It's Perfectly Normal,' a guide to sexual health aimed at children ten and up, were passed around to students. . . . The book is aimed at children aged 10 and up, and features cartoon depictions of male and female teens and adults. Acts featured in...
  • Muslim Public Schools Prove that Islamic “Extremism” is Mainstream

    04/07/2016 8:11:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | April 7, 2016 | Onan Coca
    A recent blockbuster expose on the Pakistani public school system has some eye-opening news for the non-Muslim world. In the wake of the Easter bombings in Lahore, Pakistan the people of the world complained that the Pakistani government wasn’t doing enough to push back against the Muslim extremists in their country. In response, the government has promised to crack down on militant terrorism that has entrenched itself in certain corners of their country. Here’s the problem with these promises… the “extremism” isn’t just found with the radical terrorists. In Pakistan, radical Muslim “extremism” isn’t actually that extreme. In fact, it’s...
  • Stick A Fork In Common Core—It’s Done

    04/04/2016 3:27:15 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 4 Apr, 2016 | Joy Pullmann
    If you’re glued to the trashy, monotonous 2016 horserace, just like the presidential candidates still insisting they will end Common Core you will have missed that the cornerstone of President Obama’s education policy has already become a tombstone. That’s right: Common Core is dead. The big postmortems will roll out in a year or two, but it’s already clear this education monstrosity is eking out its last gasps. Not that many normal people paid much attention to the biggest shift in U.S. education for decades, to hear Buzzfeed tell it in the recent video below. To recap, Common Core is...
  • a-teachers-first-encounter-with-gay-activism

    03/30/2016 1:18:50 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 10 replies
    crisismagazine.com ^ | 03/29/2016 | Tom McLaughlin
    Deviancy had indeed been defined down—way down. The most troubling thing to me, however, was that it hadn’t yet bottomed out. Though I never heard of these gay sexual acts being taught in Maine, they were in Massachusetts. “Fisting” was not only described, it was actually recommended to ninth graders at a special conference workshop paid for, in part, with state funds and delivered by three Massachusetts state employees. It was, of course, ignored or played down by the mainstream media. The keynote speaker at the conference, Kevin Jennings, later became President Obama’s “Safe Schools Czar,” to deal with bullying.
  • Satanic, Atheist Literature to be Distributed in Colorado Middle and High Schools

    03/30/2016 7:36:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 29, 2016 | 3:04 PM EDT | Mark Judge
    News channel KJCT8 in Colorado is reporting that atheist and satanic groups are going to be circulating atheist, secular and satanic literature to middle and high school students in Delta County, Colorado. In December, Gideons made Bibles available for students at public schools in Delta County. That led to a student complaint, and led to secular groups such as the Freedom from Religion Foundation, Western Colorado Atheists and Freethinkers and the Satanic Temple to apply for similar distribution. …
  • Donald Trump Accidentally Reveals He’s Just Another Big-Government Liberal

    03/30/2016 7:07:59 AM PDT · by cann · 86 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 3/29/16 | Amanda Terkel
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump believes education is one the most essential functions of the U.S. government. It’s right up there with security and providing health care for the nation, he told a crowd in Wisconsin Tuesday night. Yet Trump has called for the elimination of the Department of Education, meaning he would destroy the agency responsible for doing what he claims is so important for the country. On Tuesday, Trump appeared at a CNN town hall in Milwaukee, a week before the state’s primary election. An attendee asked what he views as the “top three functions of the United...
  • Bribery charges against 13 Detroit principals a 'punch in the gut'

    03/29/2016 5:48:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | March 29, 2016 | Dana Ford
    (CNN) — Thirteen current or former principals with the Detroit Public Schools were charged with bribery Tuesday in an alleged kickback scheme, which couldn't have come at a worse time for the troubled school district.
  • Minnesota public schools encourage students to pray, but only if they're Muslim

    03/25/2016 5:59:40 PM PDT · by grundle · 44 replies
    wordpress ^ | March 25, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Minnesota public schools encourage students to pray, but only if they’re Muslim Well this is just plain hypocritical: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/how-one-minnesota-school-district-handles-a-rising-immigrant-population/How one Minnesota school district handles a rising immigrant populationMarch 23, 2016In the district’s middle and high schools, Muslim students have access to private rooms with prayer rugs for the five daily prayers.
  • Michigan Board of Education Releases Controversial New LGBTQ Guidelines

    03/23/2016 3:07:55 PM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 March 2016 | by Raven Clabough
    Michigan’s Board of Education has drafted a set of guidelines that asks schools to allow students to make their own decisions regarding which bathrooms they use, the gender by which they want to be identified, and the names by which they’d like to be called. The guidelines, which seem to explicitly remove parents and doctors from the decision-making process, have been signed by State Superintendent Brian Whiston.
  • Report predicts $46B gap in funding for school buildings

    03/23/2016 1:59:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 23, 2016 4:41 PM EDT | Carolyn Thompson
    The nation is spending about $46 billion less than what it needs to keep up its school buildings, according to a report Wednesday that pointed out disparities in state support for infrastructure. The report by a trio of school facilities groups said the country needs to keep better track of the state of its schools and find new funding sources for their upkeep so that local districts that now bear the heaviest funding burdens don’t have to divert money from instruction. “U.S. public school infrastructure is funded through a system that is inequitably affecting our nation’s students and this has...
  • Groundbreaking new documentary exposes ‘lie’ of comprehensive sex-ed programs

    03/23/2016 11:59:01 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/23/16 | Pete Baklinski
    Editor's note: You can watch the documentary at the bottom of this article. GILBERT, Arizona, March 23, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- If you’re a parent who’s been told that your child’s sex-ed program at school is comprehensive, evidenced-based, age-appropriate, and that it promotes healthy relationships, then you, and every other parent who’s been sold the same message, have essentially been lied to. That is, according to a powerful new documentary that’s exposing what producers say is a “deceptive agenda” behind sex-ed programs being pushed not only in schools across the globe, but also by multiple United Nations entities and government bodies. ...
  • Teachers unions back bill allowing adult males to shower with young girls in Massachusetts

    03/15/2016 10:33:39 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 79 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/14/16 | Ben Johnson
    BOSTON, March 14, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - A bill that would allow adult biological males to shower or change alongside young girls has earned the endorsement of two prominent teachers unions in Massachusetts. State legislators are considering a bill that would specifically open all public restrooms, shower facilities, and locker rooms to transgender people. "An Act Relative to Gender Identity and Non-Discrimination" (H.B. 1577) would add "gender identity" to the state's protected classes able to access all public facilities, such as private changing areas. Lawmakers specifically exempted "lawfully sex-segregated facilities" when it passed a 2011 ordinance granting transgender people protected legal...
  • 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...
  • Boys Sexually assaulted my 8 year old son on school bus, claims Texas mom

    03/04/2016 3:32:44 PM PST · by tuffydoodle · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-22-16 | Merrill Hope
    Police are investigating a North Texas mother’s claim that two 8-year-old boys sexually assaulted her 8-year-old son during a school bus ride to an elementary school on the northwest side of Fort Worth. On Fri., Feb. 19, NBC DFW reported that the unidentified parent expressed frustration that little has been done by the school or local authorities following the alleged incident. Although the date of the purported sexual attack remains unclear, the mother said the other two boys pulled down her son’s pants, performed a sexual act, then beat up her son, a first grade student at Northbrook Elementary in...
  • Setting the Record Straight on Teacher Pay Won't 'Destroy Public Education'

    03/01/2016 11:16:11 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 17 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/24/2016 | Tom Gantert
    In a recent story about political polarization, The Washington Post quoted a Michigan teacher who claimed the Mackinac Center for Public Policy is out to destroy public education because it has published the salaries of particular teachers. Erin Mastin, a teacher with Boyne City Public Schools, was portrayed in the article as someone concerned about divisiveness, and who believes the political system is rigged in favor of the rich and powerful. From the article: She could feel the influence of money in politics in her classroom, she said. In recent months, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a conservative Michigan-based...
  • SC teacher resigns after nude pic from her phone spread throughout school

    03/01/2016 3:28:22 AM PST · by Gamecock · 142 replies
    WNCN ^ | 2/29/2016 | WSPA Staff
    UNION, S.C. (WSPA) — Leigh Anne Arthur, a teacher at the Union County Career & Technology Center has resigned after a nude photo of her was spread through the school, says the district’s interim superintendent. The district said Arthur had nude photos of herself on her phone and a student took her phone while she was out of the room. The student then took photos of the nude images. The student then shared the photo throughout the school. The district became of aware of the incident last Monday and she resigned on Tuesday, according to the district. Arthur reached out...
  • Want kids to learn math? START teaching it

    02/27/2016 3:20:58 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 33 replies
    religion.Rantrave.com ^ | April 11, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Prof. Susan Engel, a psychologist, author and educator, published a controversial article in Bloomberg. The headline was "Want kids to learn math? STOP teaching it." http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-04-06/want-kids-to-learn-math-stop-teaching-it My local paper picked it up and I had a very violent reaction: that is the stupidest thing I have ever seen in a newspaper and, as you know, that covers a lot of ground. Later, when I went to Bloomberg to check on the comments, I was pleased to see many other people reacted as I did. Independent George wrote: 'This is quite possibly the worst educational advice I've ever read. I don't...
  • Rethinking Education (Vanity)

    02/20/2016 7:56:38 AM PST · by Republicanprofessor · 63 replies
    2/20/16 | Republicanprofessor
    As a state college professor, upset over the disaster that our public schools have become, I have been thinking a great deal about the most effective teaching strategies. These obviously differ according to subject matter. But these are some points I’ve worked up over the years; it is now time to post them, hoping to get feedback and a discussion going. The Democrats have ruled public education through the chains of the federal government and unions for decades. It is time to take back education into an arena of challenge and success. 1) First we have to acknowledge that we...
  • School of Debt: How to Bankrupt Public Education, Chicago-Style

    02/16/2016 8:01:53 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 6 replies
    Bloomberg | February 16, 2016 | Elizabeth Campbell
    No excerpt allowed from Bloomberg, story here.
  • Bad News: Millennials, America's Largest Generation, Prefer Socialism Over Capitalism

    02/11/2016 1:41:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 110 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    When socialist Bernie Sanders beat Democrat Hillary Clinton in a landslide Tuesday in New Hampshire, he crushed her among young voters by a whopping 83 percent. Tuesday night in New Hampshire, 83% of voters aged 18-29 chose Sanders, according to exit polls. And those voters were a full one-fifth of the electorate. Sander's message of "income inequality" (Hillary has one too, but her Wall Street ties and personal wealth make it transparent) is popular with young people drowning in student loan debt (thanks to liberals proclaiming college is for everyone and by promoting the purchase of worthless degrees without the prospect...
  • Teacher 'Sickout' Shuts Down Almost All Detroit Schools

    The Detroit Public Schools is seeking a temporary injunction against teachers after sick-outs closed 88 schools in Detroit today - the largest in a string of teacher protests. The district is seeking relief in the Michigan Court of Claims, naming among the 28 defendants Steve Conn, the ousted leader of the teacher's union, interim president Ivy Bailey, and several groups including DPS Teachers Fight Back. Teacher absences forced 88 Detroit schools to close today, the largest sick-out meant to call attention to large class sizes, dilapidated buildings and other problems in Michigan's largest school district. The sick-out idled most of...
  • Houston ISD: Plan approved to rename four schools with Confederate titles

    01/14/2016 10:17:46 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 35 replies
    ABC13 ^ | Thursday, January 14, 2016 10:18PM | Kaitlin McCulley and Jessica Willey
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Four schools within the Houston Independent School District will be renamed and four others removed from the discussion after approval Thursday night. Just after 7pm, trustees approved a plan to begin the process of renaming four schools with Confederate titles. Those schools include Henry Grady Middle School, Richard Dowling Middle School, Lee High School and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson Middle School. Trustees approve plan to begin process renaming 4 schools to represent #HISD values/diversity: @GradyMS @DowlingMS @LeeHSHouston, Jackson MS — Houston ISD (@HoustonISD) January 15, 2016 Four other schools with ties to the Confederacy were removed from the...
  • 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
  • Our Most Divisive Political Issue

    12/26/2015 4:58:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Can you name the most contentious issue in American politics? Here's a hint. It's being fought at the federal, state and local levels. And it doesn't go away. The struggle is persistent, ongoing, unending. Here is a second hint. The issue is not gay marriage, or gun control, or police brutality and or immigration. Those issues are either settled, largely settled, isolated or completely out of the control of local and state governments. Here is a third hint. The issue divides Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals. But it is especially divisive among Democrats and among people who call themselves...
  • School lunch lady fired for giving free meal to hungry kid is offered job back

    12/24/2015 11:35:59 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 63 replies
    NY Post ^ | 24 December 2015 | AP
    A southeastern Idaho cafeteria worker said she was fired for giving a student a free meal costing $1.70, but the school district offered her the job back after a national outcry. Dalene Bowden received a termination letter from the Pocatello School District last week after she gave a tray of food to a 12-year-old student who said she didn't have money for the meal.
  • Mom outraged as her daughter, 7, is given henna TATTOOS on school 'multicultural' day'

    12/23/2015 10:29:58 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 118 replies
    A Texas mother is speaking out after her daughter's school gave the young girl a henna tattoo the week before Christmas. Tammy Samour was shocked when she picked up her daughter Leah, 7, from Ed White Elementary School in Houston and saw the second grader's hands covered in the designs, which are traditionally applied to the hands and feet of women during Hindu ceremonies and festivals. That shock soon turned to outrage however as Ms. Samour says she never gave the school permission to tattoo Leah - and now the brown paste will not wash off her hands. It can...
  • Christian Concerns about Islam in Public Schools Are about Truth and Fairness, Not Fear

    12/23/2015 8:25:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/23/2015 | David French
    Were you aware that Christian parents are in the grip of fear over Islamic indoctrination in public schools? Neither was I, and I live at ground zero of a raging controversy over the manner in which public schools teach Islam, Christianity, and other world religions. My home county, Maury County, Tenn., made headlines when parents objected to an assignment, to middle-school kids, to write the shahada, the Islamic declaration of faith. Other parents objected to apparent bias in the curriculum, noting that instruction about Christianity was both delayed and skewed, with an emphasis on Christians persecuting other Christians and...
  • School Cancels Santa Field Trip After Mom Objects [Jewish Parent Objects]

    12/18/2015 12:12:21 PM PST · by Steelfish · 113 replies
    CBSNews ^ | December 18, 2015
    CBS NEWS December 18, 2015 School Cancels Santa Field Trip After Mom Objects SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Parents of San Jose school kids confronted a school board Thursday night after a decision to cancel a field trip to see Santa Claus followed a complaint by a Jewish mother who objected to the school-sponsored outing, CBS San Francisco station KPIX-TV reports. The visit to Santa, along with a "Dear Santa" assignment, was a decade-long tradition at Sartorette Elementary School, part of San Jose's Cambrian School District. Last week, the Sartorette staff informed parents the school would suspend the outing to see...