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  • TX: Good Guy With Gun Stops Attempted Murder outside of School

    08/25/2014 8:22:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    During the last media push for laws to disarm the population, NRA executive VP Wayne LaPierre said that a good guy with a gun is what is needed to stop a bad guy with a gun.   A recent shooting outside the Harry Stone Montessori school in Dallas is a perfect illustration of his point.  In this case, an armed citizen was present.   He happened to be an off duty police officer.   The "Gun Free School Zone" law would have worked perfectly to assure the attacker of an unarmed victim if the legally armed citizen had not been...
  • Any other Freeper's kids attending school online?

    08/24/2014 9:58:27 AM PDT · by TexasBarak · 67 replies
    At the end of her seventh grade year a few months ago, my daughter was of the opinion that she had not received the education that she should have, so she determined to find courses online that she could take over the summer. What she found (completely on her own) turned out to be a full time public school- online! She starts tomorrow at Connections Academy Texas. With her mother and I both working, she'll be attending school at her Grandmother's house for the time being. I'm very excited about this- my child is *very* intelligent, and with self-paced courses...
  • Children to Be Classified as 'Homeless' to Avoid School Enrollment Documentation Requirements

    08/14/2014 6:46:24 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 14, 2014 | Caroline May
    SNIP “In light of the heightened media coverage of the issue of undocumented immigrant children, VDOE provides the following updated information for your use in responding to community questions or issues,” says the memo distributed to the commonwealth’s 132 school divisions and obtained by Breitbart News. SNIP “While a case-by-case review of each child’s circumstances upon enrolling in a Virginia public school is necessary, many of these unaccompanied children will be deemed homeless under applicable state and federal law,” the memo reads. It goes on: Pursuant to Va. Code § 22.1-3, a homeless child is one who lacks a fixed,...
  • California Parents Object to New Health Book That Includes Oral Sex, Bondage, Drug Use

    08/13/2014 8:13:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/13/2014 | Stephanie Samuel
    Parents in Fremont, California, are pushing their school district to remove a health book with sections about oral sex, bondage and drug use from local high schools, saying there is no way the publishers can adapt the adult content featured in the book. The Fremont Unified School District purchased the textbook, Your Health Today, over the summer to be taught in its six high schools. After overwhelming response from parents, Superintendent Jim Morris offered to have the books amended. However concerned parents want the books pulled from shelves because of its adult subject matter. "My thinking, and the parents were...
  • School District Revokes Authorization of Popular Charter

    08/12/2014 6:03:53 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/10/2014 | Anne Schieber
    LIVONIA — After putting the popular Hinoki International School in a box, Livonia Public Schools has now, in a phrase, thrown away the key. The school board voted 6 to 1 to end the charter public school’s authorization — one year before it was to expire. Without a charter authorization, Hinoki is ineligible for state funding grants to function as a free public school. "The contract with the school carried with it various provisions under which the contract would be revoked. Included is a provision calling for automatic revocation if the Academy has lost more than 50 percent of its...
  • New York Common Core Test Quizzes Kids On Global Warming

    08/08/2014 6:54:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/8/2014 | Blake Neff
    Following repeated requests from parents, the state of New York released the text of half the questions used in its new Common Core-aligned standardized tests. The test questions, used in tests for grades 3 through 8, include one question that encouraged students to cite evidence in favor of global warming. included several short written pieces that students had to read and respond to in order to demonstrate English mastery. One such piece was an article originally published on NASA’s website, “The Summer of 2012 –Too Hot To Handle?” The article discusses the high temperatures and drought during the summer of 2012...
  • Michael Mulgrew defends Common Core: ‘You Sick People Need to Deal With us + Children we Teach’

    08/08/2014 5:14:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, August 7, 2014 | The wild remarks came during last month’s American Federation of Teachers convention in Los Angeles.
    Michael Mulgrew defends Common Core: ‘You sick people need to deal with us and the children that we teach’The wild remarks came during last month’s American Federation of Teachers convention in Los Angeles. ‘You sick people need to deal with us and the children we teach. Thank you very much!’ Mulgrew said. Teachers union honcho Michael Mulgrew unleashed a venomous screed directed at anyone who would dare threaten his beloved Common Core agenda. “If someone takes something from me, I’m going to grab it right back out of their cold, twisted, sick hands and say it is mine! You do...
  • Dartmouth, I am one of your students, I am being stalked, please let me carry a gun

    08/06/2014 11:21:04 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 6, 2014 | John R. Lott Jr.
    ver the last four years, I have lived with the constant threat from a stalker – a stalker who is now in jail for the third time for violating a restraining order. Every day I live with these questions: What if today is the day that my stalker posts bail? What if today is the day that he discovers my parents’ new address? What if I go to a lecture on campus and he shows up there? I feel that I have no control over my life. My family was forced to move. I have had stay indoors, keep drapes...
  • Ivy Leaguer plagued by stalker may drop out over school’s anti-gun policy

    08/06/2014 9:33:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 06, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A 20-year-old Dartmouth student says she may have to give up her Ivy League dream and drop out of school because the prestigious college won't allow her to carry a gun—to protect herself against a predator. Taylor Woolrich, a junior, says Dartmouth administrators told her they won’t let her carry a gun on campus, even though she lives in fear of a man who has been stalking her since she was a high school student in San Diego. “It’s absolutely unfair,” Woolrich said about her attempts to have the school make an exception to its weapons ban. “It’s one of...
  • U.S. Blasts Israel for 'Disgraceful' Attack on UN School

    08/03/2014 4:28:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    inn ^ | 8/3/14 | Elad Benari
    Israel was once again criticized on Sunday for an attack on a United Nations school in Gaza, which the United States said was “disgraceful”. According to the AFP news agency, in one of the most strongly-worded statements yet from Washington since the conflict began nearly a month ago, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the United States was "appalled" by the attack on the school in Rafiah. At least 10 people were killed in the shelling, the third time in 10 days that a UN school has been hit in fighting. "The United States is appalled by today's disgraceful shelling...
  • Edward R. Murrow brought Herbert Marcuse to the US to Corrupt 3 Generations of College Classrooms

    08/02/2014 9:10:52 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 10, 2009 | James Simpson
    Hate Crime Legislation - Back Door to Censorship By James Simpson An extension of the Hate Crimes law recently passed the House of Representatives which will essentially codify into national law the "speech codes" that are smothering academic freedom on college campuses today. This law is the back door method Obama and his fellow socialists will use to stifle free speech in this country, as explained in an informative article by Jerry Kane at American Daughter. To heck with the "Fairness Doctrine." Who needs to limit censorship to the airwaves? This legislation will silence anyone who disagrees with them. Hate...
  • Confirmed: Illegal Alien Kids Will Be Going to Publicly Funded Charter School in Texas

    07/31/2014 6:07:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/31/14 | Bryan Preston
    KRGV reports that a refurbished detention center in Karnes City, TX, will be used to house hundreds of women and children who crossed into Texas illegally. The center’s rooms, called “suites,” have only been used to house adult illegal aliens in the past, but with the recent surge of unaccompanied minors from Central America, it will now be used to house kids too. KRGV’s story says that the illegal aliens will only be housed at the center for an average of 23 days, or that’s the fe
  • Migrant children pose educational challenges (Google Translate)

    07/31/2014 8:06:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Prensa Libre - Guatemala Free Press ^ | July 31, 2014 | BY SERGIO MORALES / Guatemala
    Dalton GA, USA -- Experience the challenges of Central American children who have entered the country illegally, after about 30 were admitted to the district in the last school year, according to its director, Jim Hawkins. While the number of new students not beyond the capacity of the school system, adolescents pose a series of unprecedented challenges. They have very little education. Some cannot count to 10. Could not turn on a computer. In fact, they have never seen a computer. And in most cases they do not speak English or Spanish, adding that most of those children speaking other...
  • Some schools may serve all students free breakfast and lunch

    07/26/2014 8:28:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    KY3-TV News ^ | July 24, 2014 | by Linda Russell
    HUMANSVILLE, Mo. - If you've ever tried to concentrate on an empty stomach, you know how much of a relief a new federal school lunch program may be for some families. In some low income areas, every student may be able to eat free breakfast and lunch. In Humansville, about 90% of the kids that go through the lunch line are already on free or reduced lunches. But the Community Eligibility Provision may now allow all Humansville students to get free breakfast and lunch. For many in the small town, it's likely a challenge to cover the grocery bill. "A...
  • District Sidelines Successful Charter School To Financially Benefit Itself

    07/24/2014 8:36:03 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/22/2014 | Anne Schieber
    While enrollment in the Livonia Public Schools has been declining, a charter public school in its shadow has been growing in popularity. And now that growth could come to an abrupt halt. Shortly before the school year ended, the district notified Hinoki International School that it was terminating its building lease and starting a carbon-copy Japanese language immersion program in the fall. The move will essentially put Hinoki out of business because the charter cannot find space on short notice in the land-locked city of Livonia. Hinoki is authorized by Livonia Public Schools and must operate within its boundaries. The...
  • Research Suggests Students Adjusting to New School Lunches

    07/23/2014 6:48:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 21, 2014 | By KJ DELL'ANTONIA
    The updated standards released by the United States Department of Agriculture, which most schools put in effect over the 2012-13 school year, meant larger, faster changes to lunches nearly across the board. With the changes came news media reports of student complaints and food waste. A USA Today article in September 2012 described protests and boycotts from Kansas to Massachusetts. Those objections to the phase-in of the new standards are supported by the findings of two recent studies. Researchers asked school administrators and food-service providers whether students complained “at first” about the new lunches. Many did (56 percent of elementary...
  • Trojan Horse Report Finds 'Determined Effort' To Implement Radical Islam In School ( UK )

    07/22/2014 7:43:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Jul 2014 | Andre Walker
    A report into the so-called Trojan Horse plot to takeover schools in Birmingham has found a "determined effort" to implement radical Islam. The comments came from the newly appointed Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, who made a statement on the subject in the House of Commons today. The review was ordered by the Morgan's predecessor Michael Gove, following reports that as many as twenty-five Birmingham schools had been the subject of takeovers. In each case, the governing bodies were infiltrated by radicals who then set about pushing out moderate teachers and implementing radical Islam. Today's report makes clear that the allegations...
  • Report: University of Wisconsin-Madison mulls ‘diversity-based grading’(on DRUDGE)

    07/21/2014 12:50:22 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 45 replies
    eagnews.org ^ | July 21, 2014 | Kevin Binversie
    SNIP Lee Hansen, a professor emeritus of economics at UW-Madison wrote in an op-ed piece for the John William Hope Pope Center for Higher Education, a North Carolina-based think tank, about the latest “diversity” plan for the UW-System’s flagship school. The plan, completed in May, is your typical left-wing platitudes about commitments to “compositional diversity,” “equity mindedness” “representational equity” and other things for what has become a sacred cow to liberal academia. But when you dig deeper into the definitions of these platitudes according to Hansen, you suddenly see that “representational equity” is being applied to levels never before seen....
  • ‘Christianity is Abhorrent’: More Atheistic Materials to be Distributed in Public Schools

    07/17/2014 3:35:56 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 39 replies
    christiannews.net ^ | July 17, 2014 | Garrett Haley
    ORLANDO – A federal judge has given a secular organization the green light to distribute more atheistic and anti-Christian materials to Florida public school students, in spite of the materials’ graphic content and offensive language. As previously reported, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) learned last year that a Christian ministry had made Bibles available to Orlando high school students on “Religious Freedom Day.” To counter the Bible distribution, FFRF sought permission from the school district to give students a variety of atheistic and anti-Christian materials. According to reports, the Orange County School Board permitted FFRF to distribute several books...
  • Police: Stamford High teacher threatened student for sex ( Connecticut )

    07/20/2014 7:34:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Hearst Media ^ | July 17, 2014 | Martin B. Cassidy
    A Stamford High School teacher accused of threatening to fail an 18-year-old student if he did not have sex with her and providing him and a friend with marijuana, turned herself over to police early Thursday. Danielle Watkins, 32, of Fort Point St., Norwalk, was charged with two counts of sexual assault, two counts of sale of marijuana and one count of risk of injury to a minor ... A day after the student reported the allegations, police executed a search warrant of Watkins's car during a motor vehicle stop in Norwalk. During the stop, police said Watkins tried to...
  • DOCTOR WARNS — US Schools Could Face HEALTH CRISIS as Immigrants Enter Classrooms This Fall (VIDEO)

    07/18/2014 4:30:28 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 32 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/ ^ | July 18, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Dr. Elaina George, an ear, nose, throat and chest specialist from Atlanta, told Charles Payne on FOX News today that the US could be facing a health crisis as the thousands of newly illegal children enter the classrooms this fall. “There’s an example in Maryland, where parents got a letter from the school that there children had been exposed to an illegal child who had TB who was one of their classmates. So this fall it is potentially possible that these children entering the school systems could be carrying all sorts of things, diseases that are not on the radar.”...
  • Public School District Benefits By Branching Into Private Schools

    07/15/2014 5:56:50 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/12/2014 | Tom Gantert
    For years, Brighton Area Schools struggled with deficits and saw it balloon to $8.5 million in 2012-2013. That's up from $2.3 million in 2008-2009. However, the district now projects it cannot only be out of deficit, but show a surplus in 2014-15 thanks to its "shared services" program that brought the district $8 million dollars in 2013-14. "Where else are we going to generate $8 million a year?" said Brighton School Board Member Bill Trombley. "What else are you going to do?" Public schools can provide services to private schools in non-core areas such as art, computers, foreign language, music,...
  • 2 Administrators Charged for Failing to Report Alleged Sexual Abuse at St. Paul School

    07/15/2014 4:48:30 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    KSTP ^ | 7-14-14 | Cassie Hart
    Two former administrators at Linwood Monroe Arts Plus School in St. Paul have been charged for failing to report alleged sexual abuse by a former custodian. Beth A. Behnke, 48, of Burnsville was principal in 2011 when Walter Happel allegedly spied on an 11-year-old boy in a bathroom. Craig A. Guidry, 52, of Arden Hills was assistant principal. On Monday, Behnke and Guidry were both charged with one count each of misdemeanor failure to report the maltreatment of minors. According to the criminal complaint, on Dec. 26, 2011, a mother of the boy reported to St. Paul police her son...
  • Former Denison teacher arrested for improper relationship with student

    07/10/2014 7:28:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    KXII NEWS 12 ^ | Ashley Park
    DENISON, TX -- A former Denison ISD teacher was arrested after police say she admitted to having an improper relationship with one of her students. Some of those encounters reportedly happened in the classroom. "I've heard stories, like I've seen across the nation of it happening in other places, but I never expected it to happen here," said parent, Amy Timberlake. Parents we spoke to say they can't believe 34-year-old Julie Bollinger, a former Denison High School teacher, was arrested for having an improper relationship with a student. "It is a crime for a teacher to have a relationship with...
  • Haines City High School Teacher Arrested in Undercover Sex Sting

    07/10/2014 8:10:24 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Ledger ^ | Aimee Sachs
    LAKELAND | A Haines City High School geometry teacher was among three people arrested on child pornography charges in recent weeks as part of an undercover investigation that also resulted in at least 13 arrests of people who traveled to have sex with minors, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said Monday night. Enlarge Matthew Tillesen, 28, of Winter Haven, was charged with 50 counts of possession of child pornography during the first of two phases of a Sheriff's Office undercover investigation called Operation Cyber Child III. The child pornography arrests were the result of three search warrants executed at three...
  • Music teacher at area church charged with child sex abuse

    07/05/2014 7:35:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    KCTV NEWS 5 ^ | Janice Broach
    SHELBY COUNTY, TN - A once trusted Hope Presbyterian Church music teacher is now at the center of a child sex investigation. Officials are releasing very few details about the investigation, but they do say that it involves multiple agencies. On Wednesday, Matthew Williams was charged with child sex abuse involving a family member. On Saturday, Hope Presbyterian Church found out and terminated Williams' contract immediately. Collierville Police Department confirmed there is an investigation, but that is all it would say. Williams taught piano lessons at Hope Music Academy at the church for almost a year. A spokesperson for Hope...
  • Former school custodian faces more sex abuse charges

    07/04/2014 7:53:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    KARE ^ | KARE
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - A former St. Paul school custodian already charged with looking under a bathroom stall at an 11-year-old boy is facing seven more sets of charges for sexually abusing children and inappropriate behavior after new victims came forward. KARE 11's news partner Minnesota Public Radio News says Walter Johann Happel, 62, of Newport, is scheduled to appear in Ramsey County Court Wednesday. Happel worked at Linwood Monroe Arts Plus school until he was put on administrative leave in February. Happel was charged Tuesday in Ramsey County District Court with seven counts of criminal sexual conduct for incidents...
  • Demented mother stabs preschool teacher in front of kids in southern France

    07/04/2014 10:15:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | July 4, 2014 | Stephen Rex Brown
    The 47-year-old mom reportedly had ‘serious psychiatric problems’ and was in custody. Teachers quickly ushered the shocked students who witnessed the horror into a neighboring classroom. The slain educator at the Edouard Herriot school in Albi was identified as Fabienne Terral-Calmčs, 34. ... The 47-year-old mother, whom authorities did not name, was taken into custody. It wasn’t immediately clear if the suspect’s 5-year-old daughter was in the classroom turned crime scene. After the gruesome attack, “the children were immediately taken in by another teacher who brought them to another classroom to talk to them, to tell them stories, to try...
  • School District's Math Doesn't Add Up

    06/27/2014 5:08:39 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/26/2014 | Tom Gantert
    The superintendent of the school district that has on average the third-highest paid teachers in the state said in a letter posted on the district's website that a $50 per-pupil foundation allowance increase from the state was "devastating." Walled Lake Consolidated School District Superintendent Kenneth Gutman's response to the state budget claimed the $50 per-pupil increase in funding would translate to "another $518,000 loss for Walled Lake Schools." A $50 per-pupil increase for a district with 15,000 students would generate about $750,000 more dollars for the district. It's unclear how Gutman came up with the loss figure. In the letter,...
  • School Principals Use Police Against Parents with Gun Permits

    06/25/2014 7:42:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Two principals in widely separated states tried to use police against parents with gun permits.   Both principals ended up on the losing side, when the parents refused to fold, and took them to court.  In the most recent case, the principal at Stratton Elementary School in Massachusetts contacted police after the father showed the principal his gun permit.   The father had come to talk to the principal about a drawing the son had made.  From whdh.com: The principal said the boy had drawn a phallic symbol, but 40-year-old Robert Goodwin said his son had actually drawn a gun similar...
  • Common Sense ‘Pop Tart’ Gun Bill Becomes Law In Florida [ Gov.Rick Scott]

    06/23/2014 8:35:58 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 23 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | 06/23/14
    The “zero-tolerance” policy has become pretty insane in recent years, with school officials drastically over-reacting to kids being, well, normal kids. In one incident last year, a little boy in Maryland chewed his Pop-tart into the shape of a gun, and the adults in his school went ballistic. Legislators in Florida are pushing back against the madness by passing a “Pop-tart bill.”
  • Michelle Obama: Moms Can’t Figure Out What to Feed Their Kids Unless Schools Do It For Them

    06/18/2014 9:30:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/17/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    It’s just so confusing. Do you feed your kids bologna sandwiches or pieces of wet cardboard? Can you give them PlayDoh on a dead mackerel?Modern grads of Ivy League colleges don’t have the time to figure all this stuff out. That’s why there are government bureaucrats who tell schools what to feed kids so they don’t die of cardboard overdose.And there’s Michelle Obama who spends more time obsessed with what your kids eat than most major food conglomerates. In an interview with MSN.com, First Lady Michelle Obama explained she used to struggle to feed her kids right—even though she received...
  • Are Children's sissors that dangerous??

    06/06/2014 7:32:24 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 51 replies
    vanity | 06-06-14 | ealgeone
    Today my family and I had need of entering a federal building. In the process of doing so we encountered the following crazy federal hangups. 1) one family member had a pair of child's sissors they forgot about. these had to be removed and kept up front before we were allowed entrance to the building. now bear in mind thousands of kids take the very same kind of sissors to the gun free zones known as schools every day without a care. in fact, the schools often supply the "deadly" weapons. 2) another family member had left their driver's license...
  • LA schools to launch new summer lunch program

    06/06/2014 3:19:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | June 6, 2014
    The Los Angeles Unified School District wants to disprove the old saying that there's no free lunch. The district on Thursday said it will serve free lunches through summer to children and the disabled at 317 school campuses along with 105 parks and recreation centers. District Director of Food Services David Binkle says he expects the program to dish out 4.5 million meals.
  • Mother Left ‘Shocked’ and ‘in Tears’ at School Awards Ceremony

    06/04/2014 6:20:52 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 41 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | june 4, 2014 | oliver darcy
    Editor’s Note: This story contains mature subject matter. Reader discretion is advised. A Washington state parent is speaking out after she was left stunned by a school awards ceremony that she said featured profanity, inappropriate jokes and a box of sex toys. The parent, who sent an email to KOMO-TV, but wished to remain anonymous, said she was left in tears by what she witnessed when she accompanied her 17-year-old daughter to the event put on by Bellingham High School drama teacher Teri Grimes. “I sat there with my mouth open in shock and the final straw was when a joke...
  • Mother Accused Of Hammer Attack On Third Grade Girl In Oakland School Restroom

    06/01/2014 11:03:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    cbs ^ | cbs,
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) – An act of retribution may have provoked a woman to brutally attack a third grader inside an Oakland elementary school bathroom, police say. Students at Oakland’s Lafayette school knew something was wrong when they saw officers arrive at school Friday morning. They arrived to arrest Haseemah Diame, a parent and volunteer at the school. Police say Diame walked onto the campus during recess armed with a hammer and pulled a 9-year-old girl aside.
  • Caught On Video: Oakland School Security Guard Seen Hitting Student In Wheelchair...

    05/30/2014 8:58:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    cbs ^ | Carlos E. Castańeda
    FULL TITLE: Caught On Video: Oakland School Security Guard Seen Hitting Student In Wheelchair, Dumping Him On Floor OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A security guard at a high school in Oakland has been arrested and charged with a felony for an assault on a student in a wheelchair, caught on video by school surveillance cameras. According to a letter from Oakland High School principal Matin Abdel-Qawi to parents, a student in a wheelchair was lingering in a hallway as security officers urged them to get to class on May 19. One security officer then ordered the student, identified as freshman...
  • 3 former Calhoun High students charged with aggravated sexual battery in after-prom assault case

    05/29/2014 10:11:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    ELLIJAY — Three former Calhoun High students were charged Wednesday with aggravated sexual battery and underage consumption of alcohol stemming from an alleged sexual assault at a cabin in Gilmer County on May 11. Andrew Haynes, Fields Chapman and Damon “Avery” Johnson, all 18-year-olds, turned themselves in at the Gilmer County Jail and were each released on $51,000 bond. If convicted, the men could face 25 years to life in prison, Gilmer County Sheriff Stacy Nicholson said. Nicholson said Wednesday during a press conference on the town square that his agency did not have evidence to charge the men with...
  • Fight erupts outside Randallstown High graduation

    05/29/2014 2:37:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Baltimore sun ^ | Nayana Davis and Liz Bowie,
    Two people were arrested in connection with a large fight that broke out outside a Baltimore County high school graduation Monday. The violence erupted after the ceremony about 12:30 p.m. outside Towson University's SECU Arena, where the event took place, according to the college's police department. Dante Smith, 23, of the 2300 block of Tucker Lane in Woodlawn faces charges of assault and resisting arrest, police said. Natanya Johnson, 33, of the 3400 block of Retlaw Road in Gwynn Oak was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct. Both adults were attendees at the graduation ceremony, said Charles Herring, deputy...
  • Vancouver teacher may have had children 'pay to potty'

    05/28/2014 9:29:37 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 13 replies
    kirotv ^ | 5/20/2014 | kirotv
    A lesson on the value of a dollar may have gone too far in southern Washington. A school district is investigating claims a teacher caused a student to wet their pants at school. At Mill Plain Elementary in Vancouver, third grade students earn play money to buy treats. Some students said they have to use that money to get bathroom breaks, too. In the last week, there were two cases in which children chose to spend the money on the treat instead of a trip to the bathroom.
  • CCSO: Surveillance video shows students throwing rocks, food from school bus

    05/24/2014 7:35:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    WCSC ^ | Philip Weiss
    CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston County deputies say eight students have been arrested after they were caught on surveillance video throwing rocks and food at passing cars while on their school bus. According to an incident report, Durham Bus Services notified Septima Clark Academy that several students on bus 529 threw items at a passing vehicles on May 8, causing damage to a truck. Officers arrived on the scene to find a dent on victim's passenger side roof/window area and "food splashed across the grill, hood, and windshield." Deputies say none of the students on the bus admitted to throwing...
  • Elementary School ‘Pay to Potty’ Rule Outrages Parents

    05/22/2014 6:34:57 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 34 replies
    WRIC,com ^ | May 21, 2014 | WRIC Newsroom
    A third-grade teacher at Mill Plain Elementary School is in hot water after she was accused of going too far by asking students to pay to potty. Students in the class earn Monopoly play money through good behavior and performance that they can then spend on toys, treats and using the restroom. Last week, two parents complained that their children wet themselves at school because they couldn’t “afford” to go to the bathroom. Officials in the Evergreen School District are investigating the claim. “My daughter finally told me, ‘We have to pay to use the bathroom,’” said parent Merchon Ortega....
  • USDA chief blasts GOP attack on school lunch menus

    05/21/2014 3:08:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 21, 2014 | By Carolyn Lochhead
    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack fired back Wednesday at Republican-led efforts to weaken nutrition guidelines in the federal school lunch program that were championed by first lady Michelle Obama and enacted in 2010 when Democrats ruled the House. Headlining the Organic Trade Association’s annual conference in Washington, Vilsack labeled as “outrageous” the GOP policy rider in the agriculture appropriations bill, and he urged the organic industry to fight back. The rider would let schools facing financial hardships in the lunch program opt out of the rules. School lunch administrators and some big food manufacturers oppose the nutrition requirements as too rigid...
  • Now Trigger-Happy University Students

    05/20/2014 11:33:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Academia is hell. In the latest higher-education fad, students want "trigger warnings," according to The New York Times. It appears that some students are so fragile that they want university staff to protect them from big bad ideas. Students around the country say they want "explicit alerts that the material they are about to read or see in a classroom might upset them or, as some students assert, cause symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in victims of rape or in war veterans." An Oberlin College draft -- now "under revision" -- for trigger warnings suggested faculty "be aware of racism,...
  • HOLDER SPEAKS AT SEGREGATED SCHOOL

    05/20/2014 5:27:08 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 15 replies
    On Saturday last, the attorney general of the United States spoke at a segregated school. He spoke, without a trace of irony, as the nation celebrated the 60th anniversary of Brown v. The Board of Education, which, to quote the Washington Post, “ended — legally at least — racial segregation in public education.”
  • War on Boys (video)

    05/19/2014 1:46:00 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    Prager University - YouTube ^ | 5-19-2014 | Christina Hoff Sommers
    What ever happened to letting "boys be boys?" Take these two cases: In one, a seven-year-old boy was sent home for nibbling a Pop Tart into a gun. In another, a teacher was so alarmed by a picture drawn by a student (of a sword fight), that the boy's parents were summoned in for a conference. In short, boys in America's schools are routinely punished for being active, competitive, and restless. In other words, boys can no longer be boys. Christina Hoff Sommers, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, explains how we can change this.
  • Broward County Schools Caught Lying About Bible Ban, Faces Lawsuit

    05/14/2014 8:50:01 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 5-14-2014 | Ken Klukowski
    Updating our previous story about a fifth grader told by his teacher he could not read his Bible during free time, school lawyers for Broward County Public Schools have now gotten involved and changed their story. They now say that the time in question is not free reading time, but instead Accelerated Reader Program time. During this period, students can only read certain approved books, and the Bible is not among them. Hence, Broward County Public Schools will continue banning the Bible.
  • White Privilege Conference: Racism was invented in the American colonies (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    05/14/2014 8:17:13 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 59 replies
    http://www.progressivestoday.com/ ^ | May 13, 2014 | Kyle Olson
    Progressives Today sent undercover reporters to expose the White Privilege Conference 2014 in Madison, Wisconsin. In today’s segment the speakers at the White Privilege Conference 2014 claim racism was invented in the American colonies. The WPC14 speakers also insist that America is inherently evil because of its racist roots. This is the message they are spewing to the thousands of teachers and students who attended this radical far left conference. Coming soon to a classroom near you…. Highlights from today’s video include: White people were invented in 1681. Racism was invented in Colonial America by White Capitalists as a tool...
  • Is College Worth It? Nope

    05/12/2014 11:23:13 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 45 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 10, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    George Mason economics professor Bryan Caplan, at the libertarian think tank Cato Institute, said that college is not worth it for both taxpayers and for low-performing students coming out of high school. He examined it with two important questions: Is college worthwhile for the student and is it a good investment? Is college a good investment for taxpayers? Caplan said, “Education is a wasteful arms race, the more you get, the more you need to avoid looking like a loser.” For example, “in 1945, only about 25% of Americans over the age of 25 finished high school.” One used to...
  • [Video] Texas Elementary School Student Suspended for Gun Gestures With Fingers

    [Video] Texas Elementary School Student Suspended for Gun Gestures With Fingers May 3 2014 by Dan Cannon Share This Post Here we go again, and in Texas of all places. More anti-gun hysteria in our public schools. In this case, two elementary school students were given 1.5 days of in school suspension for pointing their fingers like guns during recess. The school claims the incident was “more serious than horseplay,” whatever that means. The mother of one of the children spoke out against the suspension to a local Fox affiliate, She said, “I asked them if they were serious and...