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  • 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 wasnt 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. Heres the problem with these promises the extremism isnt just found with the radical terrorists. In Pakistan, radical Muslim extremism isnt actually that extreme. In fact, its...
  • Stick A Fork In Common CoreIts Done

    04/04/2016 3:27:15 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 4 Apr, 2016 | Joy Pullmann
    If youre 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 Obamas education policy has already become a tombstone. Thats right: Common Core is dead. The big postmortems will roll out in a year or two, but its 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 downway down. The most troubling thing to me, however, was that it hadnt 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 Obamas 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 Hes 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. Its 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 states 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
    Michigans 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 theyd 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 dont have to divert money from instruction. U.S. public school infrastructure is funded through a system that is inequitably affecting our nations 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 mothers 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 sons 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 districts 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...
  • CDC: Middle schools need to teach contraceptive use more often

    12/18/2015 10:53:57 AM PST · by wagglebee · 28 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/17/15 | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., December 17, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Not enough teenagers are being taught about condoms, artificial birth control, and other "skills" "needed to avoid HIV, other STDs, and unintended pregnancy," says a new government report. Every other year, the CDC surveys the nation's high schools and middle schools. Last Wednesday, it released the results of the 2014 School Health Profiles Survey at the National HIV Prevention Conference. The results covered a wide variety of health behaviors, including a section on sexual education. The sexual education results were unsatisfactory, said a press release, which noted that "fewer than half of high...
  • Good grief! Kentucky school district censors religious lines from 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'

    12/16/2015 9:56:50 AM PST · by doug from upland · 48 replies
    wash times ^ | 12-2015
    A Kentucky school district is being urged to reconsider after censoring "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and other programs by removing all references to religion. The Alliance Defending Freedom weighed in Tuesday after Johnson County Schools officials agreed to modify its holiday programming in order to avoid a potential lawsuit, a move prompted by a complaint from a parent about the classic Peanuts play.
  • New Hip Thing To Do: Walk a Mile in Her Hijab

    12/15/2015 4:16:52 PM PST · by PROCON · 72 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Dec. 15, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Have you ever wondered what it's like to wear a Islamic hijab, which is mandated by Islamic law? Is that what you want for your daughters? Have you ever wondered what it feels like as a woman to wear a hijab? The terror connected Muslim Student Association recently held an event at a high school in Chicago where they encouraged non-Muslim girls to wear traditional hijabs (bolding is mine). The "Walk a Mile in Her Hijab" event Wednesday, hosted by the 10-member organization, was designed to allow non-Muslim female students the opportunity to wear the head covering and gain a...
  • America's Public Schools: Exalting Islam, Banning Christmas

    12/14/2015 7:54:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 12/14/2015 | William Becker
    Charlie Brown: I guess I don't really know what Christmas is about. Isn't there anyone who understands what Christmas is all about? Linus: Sure, I can tell you what Christmas is all about. -- "A Charlie Brown Christmas" In the Peanuts Christmas (not "holiday") classic, a morose Charlie Brown struggles to come to grips with "the true meaning of Christmas." Recall that Lucy, dispensing psychiatric advice as a cure for Charlie Brown's melancholy, therapeutically tasks him with directing their school's Christmas play. "You need involvement," she tells him. "You need to get involved in some real Christmas project." When...
  • School principal bans Santa, Thanksgiving and Pledge of Allegiance

    12/13/2015 9:44:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 96 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 13, 2015 | Susan Edelman
    Santa Claus is banned. The Pledge of Allegiance is no longer recited. "Harvest festival" has replaced Thanksgiving, and "winter celebrations" substitute for Christmas parties. New principal Eujin Jaela Kim has given PS 169 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, a politically correct scrub-down, to the dismay of teachers and parents. "We definitely can't say Christmas, nothing with Christmas on it, nothing with Santa,"PTA president Mimi Ferrer said administrators told her. "No angels. We can't even have a star because it can represent a religious system, like the Star of David." Kim, 33, did not return a call or e-mail seeking comment.
  • Univ. of Missouri prof arrested for dragging hijab-less teenage girl by the hair

    11/29/2015 10:20:33 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 83 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 11/29/2015 | College Fix Staff
    Youssif Zaghwani Omar, an assistant professor at the University of Missouri, was arrested on suspicion of child abuse this past week for “allegedly grabbing a 14-year-old female relative by the hair and dragging her into a car after he noticed she wasn’t wearing a hijab.” Omar was at a local high school when he saw the girl without the Muslim headscarf. The Daily Mail reports: Officer Latisha Stroer told the Columbia Tribune in an email that Omar grabbed the girl ‘very violently by the hair’. He then allegedly slapped her across the face, and pulled her by the hair down...
  • Public Schools Abuse Immigration Laws

    11/24/2015 7:51:48 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 24, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    You may not believe who is abusing America’s immigration laws to secure cheap labor — public schools. "The foreign teacher trafficking business has stretched from the Prince George's County, Maryland, school district (which was ordered to pay $5.9 million in back wages and penalties for H-1B abuses in 2011) to the East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, school system (which required H-1B teachers to pay a $50 interview fee, $5,000 job application fee, and a $7,500 additional fee to a recruitment agency) and beyond," Michelle Malkin and John Miano write in their new book, Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires and Bipartisan Beltway...
  • UMass-Amherst Protesters Demand New College Seal Because Bows and Arrows are Racist

    11/23/2015 3:30:38 PM PST · by rightistight · 49 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 11/23/15 | Aurelius
    UMass-Amherst students are protesting their school's seal, claiming it promotes racism and violence, because it depicts a Native American holding a bow and an arrow. While the seal does depict an arm holding a sword, protesters have taken issue with the Native American man centered in the logo. The Indian can be seen standing in the center: "We do live in occupied, colonized land," said student organizer Charlotte Kelly, who called the logo "offensive." She continued, "This land had been a part of indigenous communities before it became the University of Massachusetts. And for us to be capitalizing and using...
  • “Black Lives Matter” shows zero anger toward black student who threatened to shoot other blacks

    11/23/2015 2:09:37 PM PST · by grundle · 14 replies
    wordpress ^ | November 23, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    As far as I can tell, “Black Lives Matter” has shown zero anger or protest toward black student who posted “I’m going to shoot every black person I can on campus. Starting tomorrow morning.” Over at Saginaw Valley State University, a 21 year old black student named Emmanuel D. Bowden posted the following message online:“I’m going to shoot every black person I can on campus. Starting tomorrow morning.”He could receive 20 years in prison for this.It’s been six days since this information has been reported by the media, and yet, as far as I have been able to tell, the “Black...
  • Carr: 1984 in the classroom

    11/23/2015 6:49:03 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Howie Carr
    At Triton Regional High School in Rowley, it’s 1984 — the novel, not the year. The sniveling PC school 
administration is backing off now, but the 32-page questionnaire they were asking their middle and high school students to fill out last week is chilling. It’s downright totalitarian, and it’s put out by the Harvard School of Education, but I repeat myself. The kids from the high and middle schools (the questionnaire included a box for 10-year-olds to check) were asked by the apparatchiks from the People’s Republic of Cambridge to rat out their parents for insufficient 
Political Correctness. George Orwell’s...
  • Parents Speak Out After Teacher Presents Song About Islam To Seventh-Graders

    11/19/2015 8:23:33 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 54 replies
    CBS LA ^ | 11/17/15
    Amid heightened fears over terrorism, an Orange County teacher has found herself in trouble after ordering her class to sing a song about Islam. The teacher says she was trying to teach her seventh-grade class about the religion of Islam by using a catchy tune. Using the melody of the song “This Is My Fight Song,” the teacher applied custom lyrics, such as: “Like a sandstorm in the desert, sending camels into motion, like how a single faith can make a heart open, they might only have one god, but they can make an explosion.” The song was then presented...
  • Teen Girls Don’t Need This New Form of Mysogyny

    11/05/2015 3:28:31 PM PST · by NYer · 67 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | November 5, 2015 | Rebecca Hamilton
    The United States Department of Education has given Palatine, Illinois School District 30 days to reach a “solution” that allows a “transgendered” boy who says he is a girl to shower with the girls. Failure to comply could result in the loss of federal Title IX funds.The young man in question “identifies” as a girl. The school district has allowed him to play on the girls’ sports team. He is called “she” by school staff who refer to him by a female name. He says his “rights” are being violated because the school district asks him to change clothes behind...
  • Ignoring The Obvious: Do unruly students have a right to stay in their schools?

    11/04/2015 9:42:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/04/2015 | Thomas Sowell
    A recent, widely publicized incident in which a policeman was called to a school classroom to deal with a disruptive student has provoked all sorts of comments on whether the policeman used "excessive force." What has received far less attention, though it is a far larger question, with more sweeping implications, is the role of disruptive students in schools. Critics of charter schools have often pointed to those schools' ability to expel uncooperative and disruptive students, far more readily than regular public schools can, as a reason for some charter schools' far better educational outcomes, as shown on many tests....
  • FEDS RULE TO FORCE HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TO UNDRESS NEXT TO NAKED BOYS WHO THINK THEY’RE GIRLS

    11/03/2015 3:05:20 PM PST · by doghorse · 151 replies
    On Wednesday, the federal government declared itself fit for the madhouse by mandating that a Chicago high school allow a full biological male into the girls’ locker room for all purposes, including nudity. This biological male, the feds determined, was different because he thinks he is a female.
  • DHS Tries Halting Deportation of Illegal Aliens “Ethnically Profiled” by Cops

    10/29/2015 3:34:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 29, 2015
    Two disturbing cases highlight the serious problems with the nation’s immigration laws under the Obama administration; In one, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) accused a local police department of racial profiling for arresting two previously deported illegal immigrants and turning them over to federal authorities for removal. In the other, the Department of Justice (DOJ) charged a public school district with discrimination for verifying the immigration status of its employees. The first case comes out of New Llano, a Louisiana town of about 2,500 near the Texas border. In the course of doing their job, a pair of police...
  • Nation's Report Card: Only a Third of 8th-Graders Are At or Above 'Proficient' in Math and Reading

    10/28/2015 8:02:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    CNS ^ | October 28, 2015 | JENNIFER C. KERR
    It's a not-so rosy report card for the nation's schoolchildren. Math scores slipped for fourth and eighth graders over the last two years, and reading grades were not much better, flat for fourth graders and lower for eighth graders, according to the 2015 Nation's Report Card. ... Education Secretary Arne Duncan urged parents, teachers, and others not to panic about the scores as states embrace higher academic standards, such as Common Core.
  • Teacher's answer to Common Core math problem has parents steaming

    10/27/2015 9:05:45 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 102 replies
    sheknows ^ | 10/27/2015 | Christine McDow
    A new trend in math at elementary schools around the country has parents pulling out their hair. Mainly because it is the opposite of how most of today's adults were taught to do simple multiplication in the first place. According to a Common Core math worksheet that's gone viral, an elementary child today cannot just say, "5 x 3 = 15." Instead they have to change the multiplication problem to addition before solving the equation. However, if the child says, "5 + 5 + 5 = 15," they will still lose points because the problem must be written as it...
  • Freep a Poll!(Should San Francisco build affordable housing just for teachers?)

    10/25/2015 1:57:33 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 43 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 10-25-15 | SF Gate
    Should San Francisco build affordable housing just for teachers? Yes, we need our teachers to live in the same communities as their students No, teachers shouldn't be favored over others who want to live in the city Yes, SFUSD can't recruit teachers because the city's cost of living is so high No, just pay them more so they can afford to live in S.F.
  • We now know more about how Newark schools partially squandered Mark Zuckerbergs $100 M donation

    10/21/2015 7:50:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/21/2015 | Ruth Marcus, Washington Post
    When Dale Russakoff began writing about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's $100 million gift to help fix the failing schools in Newark, N.J., she assumed she would end up telling an uplifting story of transformational change. "It sounded to me at the time like, well, that's enough money to do anything," Russakoff recalled of watching Zuckerberg announce the gift before a whooping "Oprah" audience in 2010, joined by a political odd couple in the form of Newark's charismatic, reform-minded Democratic mayor at the time, Cory Booker, and New Jersey's Republican governor, Chris Christie. "I didn't think it was going to be...
  • Two-Thirds of Detroit Students 'Chronically Absent'

    10/20/2015 7:10:19 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 45 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/17/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Despite a new attendance policy that could see truant students and their parents actually prosecuted in court, more than two-thirds of the students enrolled in the Detroit school district are still classified as chronically absent. This is defined by the state as missing more than 10 school days in a year. Detroit saw 67.1 percent of its students deemed chronically absent in 2013-14, the latest year data is available. The statewide average is 25.5 percent. Even the troubled Education Achievement Authority, the state office given oversight of Michigans worst-performing individual schools, experienced chronic absence in just 23.7 percent of its...
  • When it Comes to Public Education, What's Normal is Criminal

    10/17/2015 7:55:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 17, 2015 | Helen Raleigh
    While most of the country is paying attention to the 2016 presidential election, some local communities will have to make a few consequential decisions this coming November. One such community is Jefferson County, Colorado, home to a little over a half million people. A November ballot issue is to recall three conservative school board members half way through their four-year term. The Jeffco public school district provides K-12 education to 84,000 students. Even though Jeffco is tied for the 2nd best high school graduation rate among the 50 largest school districts in the nation, 29% of Jeffco graduates who attended...