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  • Data Shows Arming Teachers Is The Reasoned Response To Mass School Shootings

    02/16/2018 11:19:07 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 31 replies
    With 17 people murdered Wednesday at a Florida high school in yet another mass shooting at a public place, the immediate reaction in the media and the left has been predictable. The go-to phrase from comedian Chelsea Handler, newspaper columnist Jessica Valenti and SiriusXM Radio executive Norm Ornstein — and now thousands of others — is that Republicans and Second Amendment defenders “have blood on their hands.” This is a despicable response, of course, but par for about everything from the left nowadays. Worse, it does nothing to actually limit future atrocities. There is no compassion in that. But there...
  • Utah mom upset after school tells 6th graders they can’t say no when asked to dance

    02/09/2018 4:18:19 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 70 replies ^ | February 9, 2018 | by Dora Scheidell
    WEST HAVEN, Utah -- When Natalie Richard’s sixth-grade daughter told her she couldn’t say “no” if a boy asked her to dance at Kanesville Elementary’s Valentine’s Day dance, she didn’t believe it at first. “Oh no, no honey," Richard said of her reply. "You guys are misunderstanding again. That’s not how it is." However, after speaking to her daughter’s teacher, she realized the statement was accurate.
  • Public Minnesota Kindergarten Class Teaches Children About ‘White Privilege’

    02/03/2018 1:21:15 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/2/18
    A public school district in Minnesota is taking a radical social justice approach to the education of their youngest children. Young students in the Edina School District in Edina, Minnesota, will be introduced to the concept of “white privilege” as early as kindergarten, according to a new report from the Weekly Standard. The report details some of the unusual practices of the district. As a result, the school system’s obsession with “white privilege” now begins in kindergarten. At Edina’s Highlands Elementary School, for example, K-2 students participate in the Melanin Project. The children trace their hands, color them to reflect...
  • Just 42.9% of Public Elementary and Secondary Schools have an armed guard

    01/29/2018 11:34:53 AM PST · by rogerantone1 · 25 replies
    During the 2015-16 school year, there were 83,600 public elementary and secondary schools. Of those, 35,900 have a sworn law enforcement officer who “routinely” carries a gun. That is only 42.9% of the schools. And not even all this 42.9% had an officer available at their school all the time nor did those officers carry all the time when they were there.
  • Illegal Immigration Destroys American Schools, Hurts Kids The Most

    01/24/2018 2:17:42 PM PST · by Thalean · 27 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | Jan 24, 2017 | Spencer P Morrison
    Chris Cuomo’s Law states: "As a political debate grows longer, the probability that a liberal will argue “think of the children” approaches 1." Cuomo’s Law is a little like Godwin’s Law, except debates involving Hitler are invariably more entertaining. But the principle is the same: the more you argue with liberals, the more likely they are to remind you to “think of the children”—as if doing so ends the debate. The law is named after long-time CNN commentator Chris Cuomo, whose standard refrain when it comes to the illegal immigration debate is “deporting illegals immigrants will break-up families—just think of...
  • Murphy must address growing segregation in schools

    01/15/2018 8:15:03 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 41 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | January 15, 2018 | Christian Estevez
    New Jersey has some of the best public schools in the country. But our current system is not operating on a level playing field. While wealthy suburban schools continue to provide rich educational experiences for their mostly white student population, too many Latino and African American students attend segregated schools hampered by intense poverty. We allowed segregation to permeate our state education system for too long, institutionalizing a separate but equal doctrine. New Jersey's schools are among the top five most segregated in the country. This decades-long failure continued under both parties. The Latino Action Network is heartened that Governor-Elect...
  • America is Better than Our President’s Words

    01/15/2018 3:35:46 PM PST · by mdittmar · 55 replies
    NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ^ | January 12, 2018 | National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen Garcia
    It seems like ancient history now, but in the run-up to the presidential election of 2016, many educators warned that then-candidate Donald Trump did not have the temperament to be president. We listened closely to his words—the constant stream of insults, the belittling, the bullying. We recognized these outbursts. This was adolescent behavior at its worst. We knew then that this man should not be president and we knew he would be a terrible role model for our students.One year in, and it is even worse than many of us imagined it would be.
  • Teacher who compared homosexuality to cancer has certificates suspended (NJ)

    01/07/2018 5:05:47 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 85 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | January 7, 2018 | Marissa Iati
    A former Union High School teacher who in 2011 called homosexuality a "perverted spirit" that "breeds like cancer" has agreed to a three-year suspension of her teaching certificates. The posts on Jenye "Viki" Knox's personal Facebook page eventually caused the special education teacher and faculty adviser to the school's Bible study group to resign. She later filed a federal lawsuit claiming school officials had violated her free speech and religious rights.
  • She hung a Nazi flag in her antique shop. Now she’s getting death threats.

    01/06/2018 12:56:20 PM PST · by Simon Green · 97 replies
    Shelton shopkeeper Janice Danker said she’s receiving death threats. The reason? She accepted an antique German Nazi flag on consignment and hung it near a collection of World War II items in her store. A few days ago, someone took a photo of the flag at her shop, Games and Needful Things, and posted it on Facebook. Danker said the phone at her antique and secondhand store has been ringing nonstop ever since, and she’s received hundreds of phone calls, emails and social media messages. Many of the people are angry that a Nazi flag was displayed in and being...
  • Utah art teacher is fired after parents complain about classical paintings (tr)

    12/30/2017 8:29:17 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 115 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 30, 2017 | AP and Matthew Wright
    A Utah art teacher was fired amid complaints that images of classical paintings containing nudity were passed out in a classroom and seen by sixth-graders, a newspaper reported. Mateo Rueda said he wasn't aware that a set of educational postcards from the elementary school library contained a few works depicting nudity when he handed them out during a lesson, the Herald Journal newspaper said Thursday. The two images seen by students were the Impressionist-era portrait Iris Tree by Amedeo Modigliani and the Rococo-style partial nude Odalisque by 18th-century artist Francois Boucher, the teacher said. Also included in The Art Box...
  • Children Learn What They’re Taught

    12/22/2017 8:47:05 AM PST · by Shane · 25 replies
    Straight Line Logic ^ | 12/18/2017 | Robert Gore
    Many millennials embrace Marxism. So do their parents and grandparents. From the millennials’ abilities will supposedly flow the wherewithal to fund “needs”: their elders‘ entitlements, debt, and ever-expanding blob of a government. Horror of horrors, polls and studies indicate that many millennials are embracing Marxism: they want somebody to fund their “needs”! Where did they learn this nonsense? It must be those left-wing, snowflake sanctuary, social justice warrior haven, gender-bending colleges and their washed up Marxist professors. This is America, where everyone stands on their own two feet. That’s not how they were reared! Except it is how they were...
  • ‘It’s Very Expensive:’ Most Teachers Say Immigration Has Harmful or Mixed Impact

    12/17/2017 6:58:19 PM PST · by x1stcav · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/17/17 | John Binder
    Most public school teachers say mass immigration has a “mixed” or a “negative” impact on American schoolkids. The Education Week Research Center survey reveals that 52 percent of public schoolteachers share mixed feelings about admitting more than one million legal immigrants a year into the U.S. — not including those who enter the country illegally every year — or said that immigration is generally “bad” for the education system. Only 38 percent said the impact was good. Ten percent declined to say. Concerning Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) illegals: “If I’m standing in line to get a cup of...
  • Forrest Claypool Resigns At CPS

    12/08/2017 8:07:37 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 11 replies
    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 ^ | 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
    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...