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  • Common Core ‘architect’ David Coleman’s history with Bill Ayers and Barack Obama

    05/28/2015 12:24:32 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    Education Action Group ^ | Nov 27, 2013 | Danette Clark
    (Nov 27, 2013) Referred to as ‘Common Core lead standards authors’ by the Council of Chief State School Officers, David Coleman and Jason Zimba are just two in a long list of Common Core creators whose academic roots are with the education-for-a-revolution machine borne by Annenberg Institute, Carnegie Corporation, Bill Gates, et al. Today, Coleman and Zimba are head of Student Achievement Partners, an organization that played a leading role in developing the standards and actively supports districts and states in implementing them. Prior to Student Achiement Partners, Coleman and Zimba were co-founders of the Grow Network (now owned by...
  • What the heck is going on with Wisconsin public education?

    05/28/2015 9:52:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 28, 2015 | Valerie Strauss
    What is the Wisconsin Legislature trying to do to public education in Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s state? State Superintendent Tony Evers has gone on record accusing lawmakers of moving toward new legislation “that erodes the basic foundation of Wisconsin’s public school system.” How? By legislature efforts that include refusing to spend more money on public education for the first time in more than 20 years while while giving millions of dollars more to expand a private voucher program, slashing higher education funding, and weakening licensing rules for teachers.
  • Hm: All 15 Charter School Applicants Rejected in NY

    05/23/2015 3:31:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) recently proposed the Parental Choice in Education Act as a way to provide more opportunity for parents in choosing which schools would be the best fit for their children. The legislation would use $70 million in taxpayer money to create an education tax credit for families making $60,000 or less. Parents who qualify could receive up to $500 in a tax credit or refund for each student attending a private school. Among other benefits, it would also encourage more private school scholarships. "This is about fairness and this is about parents choosing the school that is...
  • THE WATCHDOGS: Generous pension benefits only one part of state, city financial crisis ( Chicago )

    05/18/2015 7:03:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 05/17/2015 | Chris Fusco, Dan Mihalopoulos and Patrick Rehkamp
    One of every four retired workers from the state of Illinois, the city of Chicago and the Chicago Public Schools is getting a pension of more than $60,000 a year. That’s 80,365 people in all. For 13,240 of them, those checks provide a yearly income of $100,000 or more, a Chicago Sun-Times/Better Government Association analysis of pension records has found. An additional 20,004 have pension incomes totaling between $80,000 and $100,000 a year. ... the root of the problem is that government officials kept promising lifetime benefits to workers — and, in many cases, to their surviving spouses should they...
  • 2 Girls Shot Riding School Bus Home in Florida; No Arrests

    05/15/2015 3:24:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    ABC ^ | 5/15/15
    Two students are recovering from injuries suffered in a shooting on their school bus in Jacksonville. Jacksonville Sheriff's Office officials say two males shot into the bus.... at least one [of the girls] was shot in the face. Police didn't release their names but said the girls are 14 and 15. No one else was injured. Police say the bus was stopped by two suspects when they apparently tried to fight with someone on board.
  • Will ‘Equal Opportunity’ Thugs Outlaw Reading To Your Kids At Home?

    05/15/2015 10:50:16 AM PDT · by IChing · 30 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 5/15/15 | Donald Joy
    Over a year ago, I posted a column here titled “Why Equal Opportunity Is Immoral And Wrong.” http://clashdaily.com/2014/02/equal-opportunity-immoral-wrong/ As I expected, my message sailed over some readers’ heads. Multiple commenters weighed in with the typical, programmed response: “Well, it’s bad to try to force equal outcomes — but guaranteeing equal opportunity is good and right, and what our system is about,” etc. Wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong. I had tried to explain that if the doctrine of equal opportunity is really applied in principle, some third-party entity (government, of course) would by necessity always have to step in to...
  • AG Vows to Advance Obama’s Push to End ‘Zero Tolerance’ School Discipline Policies

    05/14/2015 7:16:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/14/15 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – Attorney General Loretta Lynch vowed on Tuesday to continue the Obama administration’s push for public schools to abandon their “zero tolerance” discipline policy, because critics claim it is aimed disproportionately at minority students and other “at risk” youth, including migrants and LGBT students. “We are working with our partners in the private sector, and of course, the federal government, including Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, to end the school to prison pipeline that sends too many children on the well-worn path from the schoolhouse to the jailhouse,” Lynch said at the National...
  • Pre-K Progressive Push

    05/14/2015 6:42:15 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 12, 2015 | Nick Kowalski
    On a panel promoting pre-Kindergarten programs at a conference recently in Austin, Texas, a pair of government officials–one local, one federal–made their case. Representing the City of New York, Richard Buery suggested that employing universal preschool is the number-one issue for Mayor Bill de Blasio. To critics of increasingly centralized learning schemes, Buery had something to say. “There are people who do not want us to succeed for a variety of reasons,” he acknowledged. “People speak ill of government so often.” But apparently there is nothing about which to worry because “[g]overnment is doing big things for people.” Far-left Democrats...
  • Detroit Public Schools Gave 8 of 10 Teachers Highest Rating Despite Being Nation's Worst District

    05/13/2015 2:14:34 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 38 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/12/2015 | Tom Gantert
    When Gov. Rick Snyder recently proposed creating a new school district organization to serve Detroit schoolchildren, he cited a “lack of educational success” and “failing academics” and pointed out that Detroit is the “nation’s lowest performing urban school area.” However, the Detroit Public School district's most recent evaluations of its own teachers paint a picture of success in 2013-14. The district gave 8 out of 10 teachers the highest evaluation possible — “highly effective.” Full email response from DPS Spokeswoman Jennifer Mrozowski. Starting with the 2011-12 academic year, school districts have been required by state law to report on their...
  • Liberal teacher: Common Core like education system I saw in Soviet Union

    05/13/2015 12:48:04 PM PDT · by walford · 22 replies
    Education Action Group ^ | May 13, 2015 | Shane Vander Hart
    HOOKSETT, N.H. – The New Hampshire Union Leader published a guest op/ed from a teacher who identifies herself as a liberal.  Diane Sekula is a teacher in Hooksett, NH and she was responding to a published article that said Common Core is a conservative flashpoint. Sekula writes:I come from a staunch Democrat family. By most people’s standards, I would be considered liberal. I am also, however, very much against Common Core. Public dissatisfaction with Common Core is not a partisan issue. It is a matter of importance for anyone interested in doing what’s best for the children of New Hampshire.She points...
  • 8th grade student suspended, arrested over gun t-shirt

    04/19/2013 12:00:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    WOWK, CBS 13, Huntington WV ^ | Apr 18, 2013 11:18 PM | Charlo Greene
    When 8th grade student Jared Marcum got dressed for school this morning, he says he had no idea that his pro-Second Amendment shirt would initiate what he calls a fight over his First Amendment rights. … It was the image of a gun printed on Jared’s t-shirt that sparked a dispute between a Logan Middle School teacher and Jared, that ended with Jared suspended, arrested and facing two charges, obstruction and disturbing the education process, on his otherwise spotless record. Jared’s father Allen Lardieri says he’s angry he had to rush from work to pick his son up from jail...
  • Officials bowed to Obama, allowed teenage boys to use girls’ locker room: Angry parents in Virginia

    05/13/2015 9:27:11 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 85 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/12/15 | Dustin Siggins
    FALLS CHURCH, VA, May 12, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Hundreds of parents accused Fairfax County School Board (FCSB) members of endangering their children and caving to the Obama administration as the school board voted to allow transgender teens to use the locker rooms and bathrooms of the opposite sex.The new policy may also allow transgender teachers to show their gender dysphoria openly in the classroom.The motion to add "gender identity" as a protected class– which passed 10-1, with one abstentation – was sparked by the Obama administration's threat to deny the district $42 million in federal funding.According to FoxNews.com and The...
  • Education Secretary Backs Public Boarding Schools: ‘Certain Kids We Should Have 24/7’

    05/13/2015 9:08:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 12, 2015 | 3:03 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Tuesday proposed the idea of public boarding schools, saying there are “just certain kids we should have 24/7.” “One idea that I threw out … is the idea of public boarding schools,” Duncan said at the National Summit on Youth Violence Prevention in Crystal City, Va. “That’s a little bit of a different idea—a controversial idea—but the question is do we have some children where there’s not a mom, there’s not a dad, there’s not a grandma, there’s just nobody at home? There’s just certain kids we should have 24/7 to really create a safe...
  • JEB BUSH WILL MAKE YOU FLIP: SAYS HE WILL CONVINCE GOP GRASSROOTS TO EMBRACE COMMON CORE

    05/12/2015 1:56:14 PM PDT · by kingattax · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-12-15 | by DR. SUSAN BERRY
    Likely GOP presidential contender Jeb Bush says he will try to convince grassroots groups of parents who oppose the Common Core standards to flip-flop and embrace the education initiative. When Megyn Kelly of Fox News Channel’s The Kelly File observed how unpopular the Common Core initiative is with grassroots conservatives in particular, Bush responded: “Common Core means a lot of things to different people, so they could be right, based on what’s in front of them…but the simple fact is we need higher standards; they need to be state-driven. The federal government should play no role in this – either...
  • Illegal Strike by Detroit Teachers Shuts Down 18 Schools

    05/12/2015 12:47:56 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 15 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/11/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Hundreds of Detroit public school teachers broke the law Thursday when they skipped school to protest Gov. Rick Snyder’s announcement in Lansing proposing an overhaul of the Detroit public school system. The action caused 18 Detroit public schools to close and more than 12,000 students to miss a day of classes. The action is considered a strike, which is illegal for government employees in Michigan, according to Patrick Wright, senior legal analyst for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Source - Detroit Federation of Teachers website. On the Detroit Federation of Teachers’ website, the union urged all DPS employees to...
  • The Oppression Narrative

    05/12/2015 9:41:45 AM PDT · by yuffy · 1 replies
    Politicalhat ^ | Posted on May 12, 2015 | The Political Hat
    We have previously mentioned the re-write of the AP guide for History. The new AP guide for teaching History is nothing less than (yet another) declaration of war against the very essence of America. Elizabeth Price Foley over at Instapundit has termed the MiniTru approved truth as “the oppression narrative.” An apt label for an education system that tears down American civilization as an “evil” and replaces it with a Howard Zinnified version of reality. As Foley notes: “How about just teaching our children about the founding, the Constitution, and the major historical eras? It isn’t a cultural anthropology or...
  • Shelton superintendent addresses concerns after students create petition against prom dress code

    05/12/2015 5:30:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Fox Connecticut ^ | 5/11/15 | Marcus Haran, et al
    .....Shelton High School students were shocked and upset with what they heard in school on Friday. In an announcement over the school’s PA system, students were told that prom dresses with slits, open backs and revealing low cuts would not be allowed at this weekend’s junior/senior prom. Shelton’s high school headmaster Beth Smith is threatening to turn students away at the door, though students say Smith encouraged them to show her a photo of the dress they were planning to wear so that she could approve it or deny it. “I’m not showing her because I know it will be...
  • Unbelievable surveys given to children in Massachusetts -- and schools across America

    05/05/2015 7:54:08 PM PDT · by massmike · 69 replies
    Across Massachusetts – and across America – thousands of schoolchildren are given sexually graphic, psychologically intrusive surveys by the public schools without parents’ knowledge. These surveys also ask youth to reveal their criminal activity, personal family matters, and other intimate issues. This is done in the public middle schools and high schools during school hours. At best, parents are told about the surveys in vague terms, but are rarely allowed read them beforehand. The surveys are “officially” anonymous and voluntary. But they are administered by the teacher in a classroom and (according to teachers we’ve talked to) there is often...
  • FAIL: ONLY 18 PERCENT OF 8TH-GRADERS PROFICIENT IN US HISTORY

    05/05/2015 5:18:15 PM PDT · by yuffy · 44 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4 May 2015 | by DR. SUSAN BERRY
    Results of the “Nation’s Report Card” released this week by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) show that only 18 percent of 8th-graders are “proficient” or above in U.S. history, and only 23 percent are proficient in civics. Despite hundreds of billions of dollars poured into education programs in the United States via the U.S. Department of Education, the “Nation’s Report Card” states that 8th-graders’ average NAEP scores in U.S. History, Geography, and Civics demonstrated no significant change since 2010 when students were last assessed. In geography, just 27 percent of U.S. 8th-graders performed at or above the proficiency...
  • 1 in 15 students have chlamydia at West Texas high school

    05/05/2015 10:32:58 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 39 replies
    MySanAntonio.com ^ | 05/05/2015 | TYLER WHITE
    Officials with the Crane Independent School District are meeting to discuss their sex education program after nearly two dozen cases of Chlamydia were reported among the high school student body. KOSA-TV reported the Crane Independent School District sent a letter to parents last week regarding 20 cases of chlamydia among the Crane High School student population, which totals about 300 students. Those letters were sent to the parents of both senior and junior students as a precaution. The Texas Department of State Health Services notified both Crane and Upton County officials after a significant numbers of cases were identified. The...
  • Public School Serves Burned Burritos Covered in Melted Plastic

    05/05/2015 1:31:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 5/5/2015 | Dave Blount
    After Big Government has consolidated control of healthcare it will inevitably move on to food. For an idea of what this will entail, look to public schools, where food is already provided by the government: Several students and parents shared photos of their recent disgusting cafeteria lunch at West Virginia’s Philippi Middle School.They featured … severely burned burritos covered in melted plastic. Don’t worry. Local educrats say it won’t happen again: “I am aware of the situation that happened in Philippi Middle School regarding lunch and on behalf of the Board of Education and myself I extend an apology to...
  • Iowa GOP rep: ‘Nothing worse’ than homeschoolers telling us how to vote

    05/05/2015 6:35:04 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 100 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/4/15 | Ben Johnson
    ANKENY, IA, May 4, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a private e-mail exchange with a concerned parent, Republican state legislator Josh Byrnes of Iowa said there is “nothing worse than homeschool parents” making their views known on public school policy.The statement came as Jeff Moorman took exception to a pending bill allegedly dealing with “bullying,” the “Bully Free Iowa Act of 2015” (HSB 39).The proposal would allow school districts to monitor students outside of school hours and punish – or contact law enforcement officials and state bureaucratic agencies over – any communication it deems “bullying” – even if that behavior takes...
  • First graders exposed to book about transgender boy—without parental notification

    05/04/2015 7:08:09 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 49 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/1/15 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    KITTERY POINT, ME, May 1, 2015, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Parents at one Maine school are upset that children as young as six were exposed to a book promoting transgender issues, in the name of "acceptance."Parents were not only not consulted, they were never even notified of their children's exposure to transgenderism.Horace Mitchell Primary School read the book I Am Jazz to first-grade students. The book is about a boy who identifies as a girl from the age of two, "with a boy's body and a girl's brain." He eventually finds a doctor who tells his parents, "Jazz is transgender."Parents began to...
  • Baltimore Schools To Teach The Three Rs: Readin’, wRitin’, and Redistribution

    04/30/2015 6:33:18 AM PDT · by absentee · 23 replies
    RedState ^ | 4/29/15 | Caleb Howe
    The Baltimore riots have captured America’s attention this week. Buildings have burned, people have been injured, reporters have been robbed, and there was even a failed attempt at setting off an IED. Yes, seriously. There will be lessons learned from the events stemming from the terrible and tragic death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, and changes will be made in Baltimore at many levels. One hopes some of these changes will help the community and the police find common ground again. One expects from government, as one does, that there will be a lot of unnecessary gesture-making and...
  • CPS' financial straits cost taxpayers with sharply higher interest rates on bond sale (Chicago)

    04/23/2015 1:27:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 04/22/2015 | Chris Fusco
    The Chicago Public Schools — already facing a federal criminal investigation of its CEO and a projected $1.1 billion budget deficit next school year — now must pay a price for those problems through higher interest rates on a new $300 million bond deal. The rates lured investors to buy the bonds, which CPS says it will use to pay off recently completed construction projects. But they also mean Chicago taxpayers will pay more over the life of the borrowing deal, financial analysts said Wednesday. The main bond issue — for $280 million to be repaid over 25 years —...
  • Former teacher Brianne Altice pleads guilty in sex abuse case

    04/23/2015 8:14:31 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 56 replies
    KSL ^ | 4-22-2015 | McKenzie Romero
    BOUNTIFUL — A former Davis High School teacher admitted Wednesday that she had sex with three of her students. In a plea deal, Brianne Land Altice, 35, pleaded guilty to three counts of forcible sexual abuse, a second-degree felony. In exchange for her plea, 11 other felony charges were dropped against the former English teacher. Altice had been facing four trials and 14 felony charges — including rape, forcible sodomy, forcible sexual abuse, unlawful sexual activity with a minor and dealing in materials harmful to a minor — stemming from sexual relationships with three former Davis High students who were...
  • Walker’s destructive war on education: Let’s judge Tea Party pols by the same dumb standards

    04/23/2015 5:12:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Salon ^ | April 23, 2015 | Aaron R. Hanlon, Georgetown University
    Imagine what would happen if we passed a law that required every elected representative in the U.S. to take a phone call from a minimum of 10 constituents a day (and I mean individual constituents, not lobbyists and interest groups). Under this law, representatives would also be evaluated by Likert scale surveys on how well they meet the needs of their constituent callers. Anytime survey scores slip below a certain numerical threshold of acceptability, the elected official is fired from office, regardless of the results of democratic election or the prescriptions of the state or federal constitutions. By such standards...
  • School Teachers Worsen Racial Conflict With Dishonest “BLACK LIVES MATTER” Propaganda In Classrooms

    04/21/2015 1:25:39 PM PDT · by IChing · 10 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 4/20/15 | Donald Joy
    Not far from the burned-out ruins of the city of Ferguson, a bunch of lily-white activist teachers at the Parkway School District in the St. Louis suburbs have seen fit to pose for a series of pictures in their classrooms, staring into the camera holding preprinted signs which say “BLACK LIVES MATTER” in bold lettering. Scroll down to see the pictures. Along with the pictures of teachers holding the signs are pictures of black students posing with related racial-grievance oriented propaganda signs, hung with string from around their necks, and plastered all over a bulletin board behind one black student...
  • Charter School Parent 'Grateful' to Have a Choice

    04/21/2015 9:25:22 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/20/2015 | Audrey Spalding
    LaTanya Dorsey is a mother who sends her daughter to a public charter school in Eastpointe. Her daughter is on the honor roll and doing very well. Dorsey didn't expect to have a say in where her daughter went to school. “Usually, it's the district that you're in is the school that you would have to attend,” Dorsey said. “That kind of surprised me — that I did have a choice to send her to another school, so I was real grateful for that.” Dorsey said that parental choice is critical to helping students attend a school that is the...
  • School under fire for transgender kindergarten lesson (Maine)

    04/21/2015 7:16:22 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 6 replies
    eagnews.org ^ | April 20, 2015 | Victor Skinner
    KITTERY, Maine – Officials at Mitchell Primary School are apologizing after a book about a transgender child was read to most of the school’s K-3 students. “We have a practice of if a topic is considered sensitive, parents should be informed,” superintendent Allyn Hutton told SeaCoastOnline.com. “In this situation, that didn’t happen. The whole culture at Mitchell School is about teaching tolerance and respect. The people presenting the lesson thought (the book) was one more piece of teaching that lesson. “In retrospect, we understand that toleration is tolerating people of all opinions,” Hutton said. Criticism flooded the district after Fox...
  • U.S. cracks down on female teachers who sexually abuse students

    04/21/2015 7:16:28 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/21/15 | By Barbara Goldberg
    A "Saturday Night Live" skit about a male student having sex with his female high school teacher painted the relationship as every teen boy's dream, but drew a firestorm of criticism on social media. The reaction to the comedy sketch reflected a growing view among law enforcement and victims' advocacy groups that it is no laughing matter when a woman educator preys on her male students. In U.S. schools last year, almost 800 school employees were prosecuted for sexual assault, nearly a third of them women. The proportion of women facing charges seems to be higher than in years past,...
  • Lesbian teacher: How I convince kids to accept gay ‘marriage’, starting at 4-years-old

    04/20/2015 5:51:37 PM PDT · by massmike · 53 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 04/20/2015 | Pete Baklinski
    TORONTO, April 20, 2015 -- Pam Strong,a primary grade lesbian teacher from an Ontario public school revealed in a workshop at a homosexual activist conference for teachers earlier this month how she uses her classroom to convince children as young as four to accept homosexual relationships. “With [the principal’s] encouragement, we decided that I would go from class to class and talk about what ‘gay’ means, what does ‘LGBTQ’ mean, what do ‘I’ mean,” she told about 40 attendees, all educators, at her workshop. Strong related that as she was reading “King and King” in the junior kindergarten class as...
  • That's pretty fishy!: School blames ‘poor lighting’ for paltry lunch that meets Michelle Obama's ...

    04/20/2015 11:18:26 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 17, 2015 | Alexandra Klausner
    Full title: That's pretty fishy!: School blames ‘poor lighting’ for paltry lunch that meets Michelle Obama's nutritional guidelines That's not a light lunch, it's just bad lighting, say administrators at a Virginia School standing up for their FLOTUS approved school meals. A concerned mother took a photo of her child's lunch consisting of a dull looking fish fillet, a whole wheat bun, and corn and then posted it to social media this week. Virginia’s Portsmouth Public Schools say that their lunches are in compliance with Michelle Obama's federal lunch rules. Scroll down for video
  • Teacher choked out

    04/20/2015 10:06:46 AM PDT · by chasio649 · 13 replies
    www.youtube.com ^ | 4/18/15 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Long Island BT-1000 Knocks CakeFaced MiddleSchool Teacher Out Cold
  • Gay Agenda Hijacking America's Classrooms With 'Day of Silence'

    04/16/2015 12:25:35 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 4-16-15 | Deborah Hamilton
    American Family Association (AFA) is alerting parents about the upcoming "Day of Silence," sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), which urges teen students to practice homosexual activism in the public school classroom on Friday, April 17. On this day, AFA reported in an Action Alert yesterday to its 1 million friends and supporters, thousands of public high schools and an increasing number of middle schools will allow students to remain silent throughout an entire day—even during instructional time—to promote GLSEN's socio-political goals. "Parents must actively oppose this hijacking of the classroom for political purposes," said AFA...
  • Would you eat this school lunch? [Virginia]

    04/16/2015 10:37:34 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 45 replies
    WJHL.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | WJHL.com
    Portsmouth Public Schools admits concern over the presentation of a student's lunch served Tuesday at James Hurst Elementary. Dozens of people reached out to 10 On Your Side after a student's mother posted a picture of the meal on social media. It shows cooked corn on a lunch platter, alongside a fish filet with a bun placed on top. According to the school district's lunch menu, which is posted online, the lunch choices served Tuesday were the following: Spicy Cajun Fish w/Brown Rice Cold Cut Turkey Sub (w/g) Assorted Chef Salad (Croutons & Crackers) Steamed Carrots & Side Salad Fresh...
  • Louisiana Teacher Accused Of 9-HOUR THREESOME With Teen Gets No Jail Time For OTHER Illicit Sex

    04/11/2015 4:32:53 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 77 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/11/15 | ERIC OWENS
    [ ... Dufresne is by no means out of the woods for her exploits. Neither is Respess. They both still face criminal charges for their roles in a threesome with the same, unidentified student. ... ] [I read it was a marathon session at 9 hours.]
  • How schools are training our kids to reject moral truth

    04/11/2015 2:58:22 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 40 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/10/15 | John Stonestreet
    April 10, 2015 (BreakPoint.org) -- Already this year, we’ve seen a lot of evil: suicide bombings, the attacks in Paris, religious persecution, Boko Haram and ISIS. These have all outraged the world—and rightly so. But here’s a question worth pondering: will our kids be able to recognize evil when they see it? Do they even believe in moral facts?Well, that’s the question one educator asked recently in The New York Times after making a surprising discovery about what his child was learning in school.Justin McBrayer, an associate professor of ethics at Fort Lewis College, says he couldn’t figure out why...
  • Eighth grader charged with felony after changing teacher's laptop background to two men kissing

    04/11/2015 3:33:38 PM PDT · by dennisw · 63 replies
    dailymail ^ | 10 April 2015 | By Wills Robinson
    Eighth grader charged with a felony after changing 'annoying' teacher's laptop background to picture of two men kissing Domanik Green, 14, altered the background on the laptop at Paul R. Smith Middle School in Holiday, Florida Pasco County Sheriff's Office said he hacked into an encrypted system Youngster had access to tests and could have altered classmates' grades He has been charged with a 3rd degree felony and has been suspended from school for 10 days An eighth grade student has been charged with a felony after he allegedly hacked into the computer of a teacher he didn't like and...
  • School District Discriminates Against Pro-Life Clubs

    04/08/2015 5:14:53 PM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 04/08/2015 | Blake Neff
    Two students seeking to start school pro-life clubs in Fargo, North Dakota, are claiming they are victims of unconstitutional discrimination from officials opposed to their cause.According to a complaint letter sent by the Thomas More Society (TMS), a public interest law firm assisting the students, Brigid O’Keefe of Fargo North High School and Katie McPherson of Fargo Davies High School have each spent months attempting to establish pro-life clubs at their schools, to no avail. McPherson first applied to found a club in September 2014, while O’Keefe applied last February. Both had their applications declined, with O’Keefe saying she and other potential club members were...
  • Let’s keep all our kids safe (NYC denying security to private school children)

    04/10/2015 12:16:18 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 9, 2015 | Jake Adler and Vincent LeVien
    All children deserve to be safe at school. Yet it turns out that New York City does not provide kids who attend private schools with the same level of protection as those at public schools. That’s not only unfair, it’s unsafe. And it ought to change. As matters stand, only public schools in the city are eligible for NYPD school-safety agents. Private schools must provide security officers on their own dime. And while child-safety is an issue no decent school would ignore, the fact is many private schools struggle to cover the costs of adequate security — and sometimes the...
  • Teacher suspended over third-graders’ ‘get well’ letters to convicted cop killer

    04/10/2015 9:53:39 AM PDT · by fungoking · 59 replies
    New Jersey Times ^ | 4/10/15 | Staff
    An Orange elementary school teacher has been suspended for having her third-grade students write “get well” letters to an inmate convicted of killing a cop, school officials announced today. In a statement provided by Orange Superintendent Ronald Lee, district officials sharply criticized the assignment given by teacher Marylin Zuniga to write letters to former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal. School officials said they “vehemently deny” having prior knowledge of the assignment, and said Zuniga neither sought prior approval nor notified parents about this “unauthorized activity.” “The school’s principal and district administrators vehemently deny that it had any knowledge of the...
  • Media Amnesia on Walker and Common Core

    04/10/2015 6:21:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 10, 2015 | Arthur Christopher Schaper
    A few months ago, I received the following Eblast (provided in italics) from another PAC supporting a different presidential candidate. Some of the information is misleading at best, and false to its core at worse: [snip] The argument that Scott Walker Supports Common Core is false, and in fact demonstrates the measured, reform-minded nature of the governor of Wisconsin, who does not simply take pot-shots at unpopular, liberal ventures, but provides leadership and skill in removing the obstacles to provide something better.
  • Liberal High School Coach Tweets That Christian Business Should be Burned Down

    04/01/2015 1:48:25 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 97 replies
    rightwingnews.com ^ | april 1, 2015
    THIS is how much liberals hate most Americans. On Tuesday a gay high school coach in Elkhart, Indiana jumped to Twitter to say that she wanted to burn down a Christian-owned pizza shop over the state’s Restoration of Religious Freedom Act. Head Coach Jess Dooley of Concord High School in Elkhart, Indiana revealed her inner brown shirt on Twitter saying that she wants to burn a Christian-owned pizza shop down. Here is a screenshot of her tweet because she deleted her whole Twitter account as soon as people noticed…
  • Michelle O’s ‘healthy’ lunches going to the pigs — literally

    04/01/2015 9:10:41 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    EAG news.org ^ | April 1,2015 | KYLE OLSON
    RIO RANCHO, N.M. – There’s one group of young eaters who like Michelle Obama’s school lunch program: pigs. New Mexico’s Galloping Grace Youth Ranch is accepting fruits and vegetables thrown away by students at several elementary schools in the Rio Rancho area and collects some five tons per week. Speaking of the pigs, goats and chickens gobbling up the students’ castaways, Wade says, “If you think about it, it’s a fresh salad bar every day. Fruits and vegetables and they love it.” To underscore the point, he’s talking about the farm animals, not the school children. The goats prefer romaine...
  • School named after war hero forces child to shave off military-style haircut

    03/26/2015 12:34:14 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 97 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 26, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Adam Stinnett looks up to his older stepbrother – a soldier in the U.S. Army. So when it came time to get a haircut, the seven-year-old told his mother he wanted a basic military-style cut. And that’s exactly what he got – high and tight – just like his stepbrother. Adam got his haircut on March 8. On March 9, his mother got a letter from the principal of Bobby Ray Memorial Elementary School in McMinnville, Tennessee. It seems they were not all that thrilled with the second grader’s new hairdo. The principal told Amy Stinnett that her son’s haircut...
  • Video shows 8th-graders assault 1st-graders at Queens school

    03/26/2015 4:39:51 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | march 26, 2015 | JOHN MARZULLI, BEN CHAPMAN, CORKY SIEMASZKO
    When a Queens first-grader refused to join their public school fight club, a group of “twisted sisters” who were supposed to be tutoring her made the little girl pay. The mother of 7-year-old Taniya Jules claims in court papers that her daughter was pounded by a pack of eighth-graders for refusing to battle a classmate — and then dragged by the hair down the hallway of her school and slammed into the walls. -snip Two other first-grade girls and a boy were also victimized, Gore said, by a fearsome foursome that was supposed to be tutoring the kids as part...
  • Meet 5 Award-Winning Teachers Who Reject Common Core

    03/24/2015 6:02:00 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 3/23/2015 | Joy Pullmann
    ... “New Day” anchor Alisyn Camerota asked Atwell, “What do you say to kids out there that are trying to figure out what they want to do when they grow up and might be considering teaching?” “Um, honestly, right now I encourage them to look in the private sector,” Atwell replied. “Because public-school teachers are so constrained right now by the Common Core standards, and the tests that are developed to monitor what teachers are doing with them. It’s a movement that’s turned teachers into technicians, not reflective practitioners. And if you are a creative, smart young person, I don’t...
  • Are school surveys about gun ownership legal in NY?

    03/23/2015 2:26:28 PM PDT · by Dutch Boy · 50 replies
    self
    Is it legal in NY for a school to issue an "anonymous" survey to students asking about their family's gun ownership, access to firearms and other questions? This was given to my son today. I am furious about the intrusion, the manipulation of our children and the sliminess of how it was done. I am collecting information to formulate a response to the school. Anyone out there know if this kind of survey is even legal?
  • CPS worker charged in shooting near Far South Side charter school

    03/22/2015 6:46:31 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 21, 2015 | Tina Sfondeles
    A young man hired by the Chicago Public Schools to help students during arrival and dismissal at a charter school has been charged with shooting a 17-year-old girl just blocks from the school on the Far South Side.