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  • Boone teacher photographed wearing anti-Trump jacket at school

    04/23/2017 10:18:43 AM PDT · by kevcol · 43 replies
    Charleston Gazette-Mail ^ | April 18, 2017 | Ryan Quinn
    A Boone County school teacher says she let students Thursday see and one student photograph her at school wearing a jacket saying “Tuck Frump,” with letters composing the f-word highlighted in white. Cheryl Judy, who’s now receiving backlash online, said she only briefly revealed the anti-President Trump statement at school to about six to eight high school students. . . . She said she’s been a West Virginia public school teacher for about 23 years, 13 or 14 of those in Boone. She said she’s also the secretary for the Boone branch of the American Federation of Teachers, one of...
  • Florida High School Students Forced to Remove Cross Jewelry and Participate in LGBT Activities

    04/21/2017 9:26:18 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 162 replies
    The Stream ^ | 04/21/2017 | Nancy Flory
    Students in a math class at Riverview High School in Florida are being persecuted for their faith. They are punished for not removing their cross jewelry. They are harassed for not embracing the LGBT agenda pushed on them by their lesbian teacher. But one ninth-grade student is pushing back. Her attorneys filed a demand letter requiring the teacher to cease and desist by close of business Thursday.Cross.jpg - 500 Parents told Liberty Counsel that at least three students were not allowed to wear their cross necklaces. Math teacher Lora Jane Riedas claimed they were “gang symbols.” When one student asked...
  • Report: School-Issued Computers ‘Spy’ on Children Without Parental Consent

    04/18/2017 4:38:10 AM PDT · by davikkm · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    A new report finds that, under the guise of “personalized learning,” school-issued computer devices — now distributed to one-third of K-12 students in schools across the United States — are serving to collect and store an unprecedented amount of personal data on children without their parents’ notice or consent. A newly released investigation by Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) reveals student use of technology in school has grown at a profound rate, especially with free or low-fee devices issued by schools.
  • Autistic boy ‘snack shamed’ for bringing banana bread to school, Calgary mom says

    04/10/2017 9:36:56 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 80 replies
    National Post (Postmedia) ^ | April 10, 2017 | Shawn Logan
    A Calgary mom says her autistic son was “snack shamed” for taking banana bread to school, forced to eat in the hallway while his Grade 1 classmates ate fresh fruits and vegetables. The mom, whom Postmedia has agreed not to identify over concerns her six-year-old son could be punished, said she recently learned he had been removed from class for the offending snack. “They told me they only allow fresh fruits and vegetables for snack time,” she said, noting there are limited foods he will actually eat. “He was told to sit outside of the class to eat his snack....
  • A teacher who showed up drunk to a field trip later sued her city. She is getting $75,000.

    04/09/2017 12:15:28 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 59 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | October 27, 2016 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    WISN 12 News âś” @WISN12News Janesville council approves $75K settlement for former teacher who was drunk on school trip http://bit.ly/2dGqoPf 7:01 PM - 25 Oct 2016 1 1 Retweet 1 1 like It didnÂ’t take long for the other teachers to realize that Maria Caya, one of the chaperons on a school field trip to a bowling alley, was seriously drunk. As elementary-school students bowled in June 2013 in Janesville, Wis., Caya tried to order more drinks from the bar, city officials said. At one point, Caya disappeared, worrying school officials. They found her in the bathroom, passed out. Alarmed,...
  • California High School Replaces Mirrors in Girls’ Bathroom With Positive Message Signs

    04/05/2017 8:51:22 AM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 4, 2017 | David Rutz
    A high school in California has replaced all the mirrors in its girls' bathroom with positive signs that say messages like "You're strong enough" and "You are beautiful." Laguna Hills High School student Sabrina Astle, 17, a member of the Kindess Club, came up with the idea to have students read happy thoughts rather than look at their own reflections.
  • These high school journalists investigated a new principal’s credentials. Days later, she resigned.

    04/05/2017 6:32:23 AM PDT · by glorgau · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 5 at 5:33 AM | Samantha Schmidt
    Connor Balthazor, 17, was in the middle of study hall when he was called into a meeting with his high school newspaper adviser. A group of reporters and editors from the student newspaper, the Booster Redux at Pittsburg High School in southeastern Kansas, had gathered to talk about Amy Robertson, who was hired as the high school’s head principal on March 6. The student journalists had begun researching Robertson, and quickly found some discrepancies in her education credentials.
  • Charlotte schools drop plan to teach book about a boy who wears dresses after sparking a furious...

    03/27/2017 12:44:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 27, 2017 | Chris Summers For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Charlotte schools drop plan to teach book about a boy who wears dresses after sparking a furious backlash from protesters who claimed they were indoctrinating children A picture book about a boy who wears dresses has been dropped from the curriculum of schools in North Carolina after it triggered a stream of protests from concerned parents. Schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area were due to teach Jacob's New Dress, by Sarah and Ian Hoffman, to first-graders as part of a lesson designed to discourage bullying. In the book teachers encourage children in a classroom to put on costumes and...
  • School orders boy to "tolerate" undressing with girl and make it "natural"

    03/24/2017 7:32:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/22/17 | Todd Starnes
    A teenage boy was told by school leaders that he had to “tolerate” undressing in front of a female student and to make it as “natural” as possible, according to a blockbuster lawsuit filed in a Pennsylvania federal district court.The lawsuit, filed Tuesday by Alliance Defending Freedom and Independence Law Center, alleges the Boyertown Area School District shamed the teenage boy and violated his personal privacy. They are also alleging sexual harassment. “No school should rob any student of this legally protected personal privacy,” ILC attorney Randall Wenger said. “We trust that our children won’t be forced into emotionally vulnerable situations like...
  • Outraged parents sound off over Rockville school rape: ‘Safety Not Sanctuary!’

    03/22/2017 3:05:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 65 replies
    EAG News ^ | 3/22/17 | Victor Skinner
    ROCKVILLE, Md. – Hundreds of outraged parents pressed Montgomery County, Maryland school officials for answers during a recent meeting at Rockville High School, where police allege two illegal immigrant students brutally raped a 14-year-old girl in a bathroom last week.Media was banned from the school property Tuesday evening as parents, grandparents and other community members packed the meeting to express outrage by the tragedy, which school officials characterized as an “event.”(video at link)Virtually everyone who streamed out of the meeting said school officials did little to alleviate their concerns about safety, and repeatedly dodged questions about the dangers of illegal...
  • Teacher accused of sexual contact with student [17yo] smiles pretty for her mugshot

    03/22/2017 8:58:29 AM PDT · by jr3000 · 60 replies
    sacbee.com ^ | March 21, 2017 2:00 PM | Lisa Gutierrez
    A 27-year-old anatomy teacher in Texas was arrested Monday, accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old student..... Wearing an ear-to-ear smile, Fowlkes looks like she’s posing for a new Facebook profile photo instead of a jailhouse mug.....Fowlkes turned herself in to police in Lockhart, Texas, about 35 miles from Austin, where authorities charged her with having an improper relationship with a student at Lockhart High, a second-degree felony....
  • Following Horrific School Rape Maryland Democrats Move To Make “Sanctuary State”

    03/21/2017 2:42:25 PM PDT · by detective · 62 replies
    It’s well beyond ideological tone deafness that leads the Maryland Democrat State Legislature to propose they become the first entire sanctuary state in the nation against the backdrop of a brutal rape of a 14-year-old freshman student by 17 and 18-yr-old illegal alien classmates. Just hours ago republican governor Larry Hogan posted this on his Facebook page:
  • WTF? 23 Percent of Students in Public Schools are Illegal! America Is A Welfare Country

    03/17/2017 2:08:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    The Doctor Of Common Sense ^ | march 17, 2017 | ET Williams
    WTF? 23 Percent of Students in Public Schools are Illegal! America Is A Welfare Country
  • NY considers ending literacy tests for teachers because too many blacks & Hispanics were failing

    03/08/2017 1:08:10 AM PST · by grundle · 54 replies
    wordpress ^ | March 7, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    New York considers ending literacy tests for prospective public school teachers because too many black and Hispanic applicants were failing The New York Post reports:State education officials plan to scrap a literacy exam given to prospective teachersAnd why are they doing this? The article continues:Sources said education officials also were concerned about the disparity between passing rates among white and minority candidates.In 2013-14, only 48 percent of aspiring black teachers and 56 percent of prospective Hispanic educators passed, compared to 75 percent of white candidates, the website Chalkbeat reported in February.And there you have it.The public school bureaucrats think that when...
  • Governor Walker Still Standing

    03/06/2017 8:05:12 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 2, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    He may have lost his bid for the Republican presidential nomination last year, but Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker remains the bete noire of the Left in one of its gestational cradles, particularly in the public school system. "The Occupy movement didn't start on Wall Street," Governor Walker told the crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). "It started on my street." "The tipping point was when a bunch of protestors showed up dressed as zombies for a special Olympics event." Similarly, he was familiar with the type of treatment U. S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recently received when...
  • Former CFO of Berkeley schools confesses to taking $382,252 from the district, board member says

    02/27/2017 3:09:59 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 27 replies
    Charleston Post and Courrier ^ | Feb 14, 2017 | Brenda Rindge
    MONCKS CORNER – The former chief financial officer of Berkeley County School District has confessed to taking nearly $400,000 from the district starting in July 2012, according to district officials. In addition to releasing details of the investigation, the board voted Tuesday to fire the accounting firm that gave it a clean audit just a month before Brantley Thomas, 60, was accused of misappropriating funds. The board also called Tuesday for an internal investigation into the district’s finances.
  • Teacher Melts Down, Disrupts, Curses, Quits, Walks — And Files To Get Job Back

    02/23/2017 1:43:05 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 40 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/21/2017 | Derek Draplin
    An Ionia Public Schools teacher declared she was quitting after having an emotional meltdown in front of her second-grade students. She then abruptly walked out of the school, according to documents obtained in a Freedom of Information Act request. But after the school accepted the verbal notice as a resignation, the teacher claimed she did not formally quit, causing a monthslong battle over her employment status. Anne Purdun, a second-grade teacher at Emerson Elementary, yelled profanities in her classroom while students were present on April 20, 2016, according to charges filed by the school for a tenure proceeding, obtained through...
  • 11-Year-Old Docked Points for Not Bashing Trump

    02/20/2017 5:29:35 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/20/2017 | Tom Knighton
    To say that some people dislike Donald Trump may well be the understatement of the year. It's hard to imagine any duly elected president seeing so many protests in his first two months in office, yet here we are. It's so bad that now an 11-year-old in Annadale, New York, was docked 15 points on a homework assignment because she failed to answer a question demanding students bash Trump: Vincent Ungro, a dad from Annadale, New York, has an 11-year-old daughter who attends I.S. (Intermediate School) 75. She asked him for help with her vocabulary homework last Friday night because...
  • Homeschoolers Revolt Against Republican School Choice Bill

    02/19/2017 5:54:30 AM PST · by davikkm · 95 replies
    breitbart ^ | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    Homeschooling families throughout the nation are voicing opposition to a Republican-sponsored school choice bill that they say will ultimately result in regulation of homeschooling in the United States. Many parents who homeschool their children, as well as their numerous local and national homeschooling organizations, are protesting the bill, introduced by Iowa Rep. Steve King (R), and calling upon the members of Congress who are its sponsors to “leave homeschooling families alone.” School vouchers created by H.R. 610, the Choices in Education Act of 2017, “would be a slippery slope toward more federal involvement and control in homeschooling,” asserts William Estrada,...
  • D.C. fourth-graders send Valentine to the Washington Post ‘for being strong and telling the truth’

    02/17/2017 6:53:45 PM PST · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Twitchy (and Twitter) ^ | February 16, 2017 | Brett T.
    That’s nice, but it can’t begin to compete with a Valentine’s Day letter written by some D.C. fourth-graders and sent to the Washington Post. Fact-checker Michelle Ye Hee Lee posted it on Facebook, explaining that the young students wanted it to “go to journalists.”