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  • Trump, Hitler among nominations to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary (uber lib Austin, TX)

    04/26/2016 1:15:44 PM PDT · by bgill · 27 replies
    kxan.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Andy Jechow
    Some of the more notable, but less voted names include: Adam Lanza’s School of Fun, Bee Movie, Bleeding Heart Liberal Elementary, Boaty McBoatface Elementary School, Forgetting the Past Dooms You to Repeat It Elementary, Garfunkel, Hypothetical Perfect Person Memorial Elementary School, John Cena Elementary and Schooly McSchoolerson.
  • Christians and Hindus portrayed negatively by offensive school textbooks in Pakistan

    04/18/2016 12:19:28 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Christian Daily ^ | April 15, 2016 | Christian Deguit
    Textbooks in Pakistan that are used to teach about 41 million children, negatively portray religious minorities such as Christians and Hindus, referring to them as "nefarious, violent, and tyrannical by nature." (Reuters/Kham)Third-grade level students attend class at the Mashal Model School on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. "Pakistan's public school textbooks contain deeply troubling content that portrays non-Muslim citizens as outsiders, unpatriotic, and inferior; are filled with errors; and present widely-disputed historical 'facts' as settled history," said Robert George in a press release. George is the chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). A study done by...
  • Wisconsin school officials try to physically block ‘Jesus lunch’ served by moms off school grounds

    04/18/2016 12:03:47 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 51 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/18/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Little dictators vs. people who know their rights. You’re the superintendent of an entire school district, so what more important thing do you have to do but wander into a park and make darn sure that moms serving a free “Jesus lunch” to kids - who show up for it voluntarily - cease and desist immediately? If you’re Don Johnson of the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School district, it’s your top priority. One thing you cannot have is 500 students getting free home-cooked lunches and hearing about Jesus. Fortunately, most bullies on taxpayer-funded salaries can only succeed at their quest because...
  • Science fairs are as flawed as my solar-powered hot dog cooker

    04/13/2016 1:12:08 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 71 replies
    Stat News ^ | 04.13.16 | Carl Zimmer
    Last fall, my daughter Veronica got an idea for the seventh grade science fair at her school. She’d compare different ways to clean a toothbrush. First she’d take a new toothbrush out of a package and brush her teeth, covering it with her mouth bacteria. Then, she’d clean it with one of three liquids: water, lemon juice, or vinegar. Finally, she’d wipe the brushes on Petri dishes and see how many bacteria grew on them... Veronica submitted her plan, and then reported back to me that we had to fill out some forms. These forms turned out to be an...
  • School's new policy bans parents from walking children to school

    04/12/2016 3:23:21 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 66 replies
    Fox 26 ^ | 05 April 2016 | Andrea Watkins
    MAGNOLIA - Pick your child up from school and you could be charged with trespassing. That's the threat against parents at Bear Branch Elementary School in Magnolia ISD. This is the school's tactic to keep parents who live close to the school from walking on school grounds. Bear Branch is losing students over this pick up policy, that's been in place since the beginning of this school year. The principal has decided that no matter how close the student lives to the school, the student must either take the bus, or the parent must wait in a long car pickup...
  • Precious Snowflakes Wanted To Oust Student Senator Because She Supports Donald Trump

    04/11/2016 7:04:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The cupcake legions at the University of Tennessee of Chattanooga (UTC) are mobilizing against Hailey Puckett. She’s pure evil because she supports Donald Trump, and other members of the student council cannot stand it. Last week, Puckett, a student senator, was weathering calls for her resignation due to her political beliefs (via Campus Reform): Hailey Puckett, the senator in question, participated in a chalking campaign on her campus during which she and her peers scrawled pro-Trump messages on the sidewalks of UTC’s campus. "We do not support bigotry or hatred or the messages spread by Donald Trump’s ignorance." “Super proud...
  • Parents could be arrested for walking their kids to school

    04/07/2016 3:12:22 AM PDT · by detective · 42 replies
    MSN News ^ | Apr 6, 2016 | Claire Gillespie
    Bear Branch Elementary School in Magnolia, Texas, is losing students — and it has nothing to do with the standard of teaching. The school principal, Holly Ray, has decided that parents who walk on school grounds are trespassing, meaning anyone who walks their kids to and from school could, effectively, be arrested. Wow. Way to make parents feel welcome, right?
  • Pure Insanity: Student Violated Safe Space Rules Because She Raised Her Hand

    04/04/2016 12:34:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Well, it appears that precious snowflakes ruining educational institutions with their toxic progressivism isn’t just an American problem; our cousins across the pond seem to have equally soft, and idiotic, students running amok in their institutions as well. At Edinburgh University, 22-year-old Imogen Wilson received a complaint that she violated the cupcake guidelines to authoritarianism school’s safe space regulations because of inappropriate hand gestures. No, she didn’t give the middle finger, though I wouldn’t blame her for doing so in this instance; she simply raised her hand while questioning her school's possible involvement in the virulently anti-Semitic (and anti-Israel) Boycott, Disinvestment,...
  • How one Minnesota school district handles a rising immigrant population

    03/26/2016 3:08:05 PM PDT · by davikk · 15 replies
    Bishar Hassan spends his days navigating the halls and classrooms of Talahi Elementary School, working to embrace and empower the dozens of Somali students who have arrived since the start of the year. Across town, his brother, Ahmed Hassan, fills a similar role at Discovery Community School, another campus that has experienced a recent surge in enrollment of Somali students. The Hassan brothers are part of a growing community of Somali residents in this central Minnesota city of 65,000. The recent influx of immigrant students is nothing new in the St. Cloud school district, where English-language-learner enrollment has spiked by...
  • Charges Expected After 30-Girl Fight At University Prep (fight over a boy)

    02/29/2016 4:49:53 PM PST · by dynachrome · 84 replies
    CBS ^ | 2-29-16 | Bob Allen
    A large police presence was called to a school in the Hill District Monday morning. According to officials at the scene, a large fight broke out inside the University Prep School around 10 a.m. According to Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman Ebony Pugh, the fight was the result of a neighborhood rivalry. The victim said she was jumped in the hallway. It escalated to about 30 girls being involved in total and involved screaming, kicking and punches being thrown. Initially, officials believed the fight started with two girls arguing over a boy.
  • Marine veteran banned from daughter's school after objecting to Islam lesson - may miss graduation

    02/25/2016 4:06:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/23/16 | Clemence Michallon, Joel Christie, Wills Robinson
    Marine veteran banned from his daughter's school after objecting to Islam lesson and now looks set to miss her graduation A Marine veteran who was barred from his daughter's school after objecting to a lesson about Islam wants the ban overturned in time to attend her graduation. John Wood and his wife Melissa have filed a civil rights complaint against La Plata High School in Maryland, claiming the district forced their 16-year-old daughter to take classes that promote Islam over Christianity and Judaism. The lawsuit also says Wood was barred from the school after complaining about the curriculum. Wood now...
  • Why Sandy Hook parents are suing a gunmaker

    02/23/2016 8:07:07 AM PST · by VRWCmember · 64 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 2/22/2016 | Chris Welch and Deborah Feyerick
    (CNN) -- To hear Jackie Barden and David Wheeler describe their lives today is a master class in hope. On December 14, 2012, Barden's youngest son, 7-year-old Daniel, and Wheeler's son, 6-year-old Ben, were among those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. "(My husband) Mark and I still have a great life, and we really have to remember that," Barden said, adding that their two children bring the family an enormous amount of love and strength. "We are fortunate with what we have with the two of them." .... "Our families deserve that day in court," said...
  • FL school caught busing students to Clinton rally

    02/16/2016 2:03:01 PM PST · by Red Badger · 49 replies
    www.theamericanmirror.com ^ | February 16, 2016 | By John Cardillo
    Bill Clinton had a larger audience in Riviera Beach, Florida Monday, courtesy of Palm Beach County taxpayers. A producer for my radio show, Bethany Bowra, was on hand at the event at the Port of Palm Beach Cruise Terminal and provided this account: I was standing on the corner outside the Bill Clinton event in Riviera Beach, Florida, on Monday, when a school bus labeled “Palm Beach County District Schools #0253” pulled in filled with students wearing band uniforms and cheerleading outfits. The kids got off the bus at the front of the event with their instruments and the bus...
  • Double shooting at Independence High School in Glendale [AZ]

    02/12/2016 9:45:31 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 10 replies
    PHOENIX - A double shooting at a Glendale high school prompted a major emergency response Friday. Here's what we know: Two 15-year-old female students shot and killed just before 8 a.m. near the main building School is on lockdown Police are not searching for the shooter Parents asked to wait at Walmart at 75th and Glendale avenues Students have been allowed to contact parents Crisis Response Network is available at 1-800-203-2273 (CARES) Two female teens were shot at Independence High School, according to police, and officers are not currently looking for an active shooter. The teens' conditions are unknown. Police...
  • After shooting at Carol City High, police search for teen suspect

    02/11/2016 6:42:17 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | February 11, 2016
    “This is the area, this is Miami Gardens, Carol City. You’re gonna expect that. They shoot,” said Chris Hall, also a student.
  • Oklahoma school sign warns that teacher may be armed

    02/05/2016 10:51:02 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 6 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | February 5, 2016 | Ashley Collman
    As parents dropped off their children at schools in Okay, Oklahoma this week, they were greeted by signs warning them that the staff may be armed. Certain staffers are now legally able to carry guns in Oklahoma public schools, thanks to the passing of the Special Reserve School Resource Officer Act in May. One sign reads: 'ATTENTION: Please be aware that certain staff members at Okay Public Schools can be legally armed and may use whatever force is necessary to protect our students.' School officials in Okay say they decided to put up signs advertising that new right in hopes...
  • US Marine vet sues high school, claiming daughter was all but forced to convert to Islam

    01/30/2016 7:02:48 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 71 replies
    Biz PAC ^ | 1/30/2016 | Tom Tillison
    The parents of a Maryland teenager are suing their daughter's high school over a world history lesson they claim was little more than Islamic indoctrination. The Thomas More Law Center filed a lawsuit against La Plata High School on behalf of John and Melissa Wood, claiming the lesson favored a "sugar-coated version of Islam" over other religions and forced their 16-year-old child "to disparage her Christian faith," according to the law firm. The parents said the class spent one day on Christianity, followed by two weeks on Islam. And the 11th grader was "forced to profess and to write out...
  • Fmr Marine Fed. Lawsuit: Banned fm LaPlata HS after Objecting to "Islamic Indoctrination..."

    01/28/2016 3:05:24 PM PST · by wtd · 16 replies
    Southern Maryland Online ^ | January 28, 2016
    Former Marine Launches Fed. Lawsuit: Banned from La Plata H.S. Property after Objecting to "Islamic Indoctrination of Daughter"Plaintiffs believe that it is "a sin to profess commitment in word or writing to any god other than the Christian God"CALLAWAY, Md. (Jan. 28, 2016)—The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) yesterday afternoon filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of former Marine, John Kevin Wood, and his wife, Melissa, who "refuse to allow their teenage daughter to be subjected to Islamic indoctrination and propaganda in her high school World History class." The lawsuit was filed against the Charles County Public Schools, the Board...
  • 'The president of the United States was a bum who fooled around in high school...'

    01/27/2016 11:28:02 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1-27-16 | Lydia Willgress
    Michelle Obama has revealed her husband 'barely got his work done' and instead 'fooled around' during high school. The First Lady urged college pupils to work hard citing it was 'never too late' to do well as she opened up about Barack Obama's past in a candid interview. She also revealed she got better grades than the U.S. President. Speaking on The Real Daytime talk show, she said: 'Barack fooled around in high school. He's said it, he didn't take school seriously. 'He barely got his work done. He was a bum.' The President, who majored in political science, worked...
  • There They Go Again: Liberals Claim Bogus Education Funding Cuts

    01/04/2016 11:16:37 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/2/2016 | Tom Gantert
    The headline atop a press release from the Michigan League for Public Policy is clear enough: “Michigan still lags significantly behind nation in per pupil funding.” But easily accessible data proves the headline wrong. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau figures, Michigan’s ranking among the 50 states (plus the District of Columbia) for per pupil spending is 23rd. There are 28 states that spend less per pupil than Michigan and, when adjusted for per capita income, Michigan ranks in the top ten for per pupil spending. Claiming that funding of K-12 education in Michigan is somehow singularly deficient has...
  • GOP Helping Big Spending Public School Lobby

    12/29/2015 8:30:54 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/26/2015 | Jack McHugh
    Michigan’s public school establishment is nothing if not persistent when it comes to devising new ways to extract more tax dollars. Two hearty perennials in this area are school “sinking fund” taxes and using local “recreational authority” taxes for school amenities. Both have been advanced in previous legislatures, only to be halted by happenstance or when Republican leaders on either side of the Capitol realized they were on the verge of authorizing property tax hikes for more things. But both proposals are back and on the move, and this time, Republicans are leading the charge. In 2001, a House GOP...
  • 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
  • BREAKING: America's Second-Largest School District Sends Home 640,000 Students Over Terror Threat

    12/15/2015 7:09:13 AM PST · by Blue Turtle · 456 replies
    On Tuesday, the Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District announced that all schools would be shut down today due to an unspecified terror threat. According to ABC News, that threat also carries “unknown credibility.” Bus drivers say they have been returned to their bus depots. LAUSD is the nation’s second-largest school district, with 640,000 students and 900 schools; children range from kindergarten to 12th grade.
  • LA Public Schools Shut Down After Unspecified Threat, Police Say

    12/15/2015 7:26:08 AM PST · by iowamark · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/15/2015 | Emily Shapiro
    All schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District were shut down today following an unspecified threat, the Los Angeles Police Department said. The closings are out of “an abundance of caution," the LAPD said. An electronic threat was received this morning mentioning the safety of the schools, officials said at a news conference today. The threat is still being analyzed, officials said.
  • 50 killed in attack at Afghanistan's Kandahar airport [Obama Fails AGAIN]

    12/10/2015 7:37:01 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    cnn ^ | 12/10/15
    Fifty people have died in an attack at a market bazaar and a school near Kandahar airport that began late Tuesday, Afghan officials said.... .....The Taliban took responsibility for the attack. The assault occurred hours after a "Message to Obama" was posted to a video site, purportedly of Taliban suicide attackers warning that U.S. troops would not be safe in Afghanistan.
  • There’s a flag-fueled yearbook controversy in Foxborough

    12/13/2015 5:56:02 PM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 42 replies
    Boston.com ^ | December 11, 2015 | Eric Levenson
    The mother of a Foxborough High School student says a photo of her daughter with an American flag was rejected by the school for being "offensive." In a widely shared Facebook post, Lisa Truax wrote that the Red Wing Diner, which employs her daughter, purchased a page in the school yearbook to congratulate her. The photo shows her daughter posing in front of a draped American flag. "Does anyone find this photo offensive? Apparently Foxboro High School finds it offensive," Truax wrote. "They won't allow the picture in the yearbook because it's the American flag. We are American! We live...
  • Opponents Call Texas Arabic Immersion Magnet School 'Civilizational Jihad'

    12/12/2015 9:29:22 AM PST · by magna carta · 15 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | December 12,2015 | Lana Shadwick
    HOUSTON, Texas — Opponents of a Texas Arabic Immersion Magnet School (AIM) call the pre-K and kindergarten program “civilizational jihad.” The program was imposed by the largest school district in the state, and the seventh largest school district in the United States. Opponents say that Americans simply do not know what is happening in this school, and in America.
  • Bullet proof blankets now being sold for kids to use during school shootings

    12/08/2015 8:43:41 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 38 replies
    AOL ^ | 12-7-15 | Unattributed
    The Bodyguard Blanket, made by a company called ProTecht, is a "bulletproof 5/16-inch pad made from the same materials used by our military." Sounds like a useful tool for civilians in a war zone, right? Except that's not who it was created for. Its being marketed to American "children of all ages," or rather, their concerned -- and not entirely crazy -- parents.
  • A 7th Grader Wouldn’t Back Down When Her Teacher Told Her to Deny God. Then Came the Backlash.

    11/29/2015 11:13:35 AM PST · by amorphous · 97 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | 28 Nov 2015 | Jed Smith
    A Texas girl spoke out after her teacher alleged made her say "God is a myth," has experienced fallout for standing up for herself and her beliefs. Twelve-year-old Jordan Wooley says she has been bullied and told to kill herself following media coverage of her story. It started when Wooley's teacher assigned a quiz at Katy, Texas's West Memorial Junior High School asking students to label statements as "fact, assertion, or opinion." Statements included "America is the most free country on Earth," and "there is a God." Jordan labeled the latter as "fact,' and her teacher told her to mark...
  • Controversy over local high school student's tweet [Thoughtcrime]

    11/24/2015 6:43:12 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 26 replies
    Fox News Boston ^ | 11/16/2015 | Staff
    (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A local high school cheerleading captain was disciplined after she sent out a tweet about illegal immigrants. She says it was a political statement, not a racial one! FOX25 spoke with the teen who says she was taking a page from Donald Trump. Caley Godino is a senior at Revere High School and she says part of their homework is to watch these presidential debates and her tweet was simply about a hot button issue in the headlines. "When only 10 percent of Revere votes for mayor cause the other 90 percent isn't legal," Godino said in the...
  • Girl makes school PAY for denying her pro-life club

    11/22/2015 3:37:49 AM PST · by Cowman · 11 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | http://www.bizpacreview.com/2015/11/21/girl-makes-school-pay-for-denying-her-pro-life-club-276371 | By Casey Harper
    A Nevada girl who fought a long legal battle with her school over a pro-life club didn’t just get her club approved, she got her school to pay for it. The Thomas More Society, the religious liberty legal group representing junior Angelique Clark, announced Friday they would drop their lawsuit against Clark County School District in Las Vegas and that the school has agreed to pay $30,000 in attorney fees. The school agreed in September to allow the pro-life club after legal pressure. “We’re pleased that District officials worked so diligently with us to protect the First Amendment rights of...
  • School to homeschoolers: Sign up or face criminal charges [Proverbs 22]

    11/12/2015 10:26:49 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 59 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/12/2015 | Bob Unruh
    A number of homeschool parents in Florida have been ordered by a public school district to register their children in classes within three days or face “criminal prosecution” under state law. A meeting within the next week likely will determine whether school officials will face a lawsuit in response to the threat. The issue is being addressed by the Home School Legal Defense Association, which said its members in the Santa Rosa County School District received letters demanding information that parents are not required to provide under state law. The information included Social Security number, race and grade level. The...
  • Ohio boy, 6, suspended from school for shooting friend with imaginary bow and arrow

    11/05/2015 8:13:57 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 33 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 11/5/15 | BY LAURIE HANNA
    Ohio boy, 6, suspended from school for shooting friend with imaginary bow and arrow BY LAURIE HANNA A 6-year-old Ohio boy was suspended from school for three days after being spotted shooting an imaginary bow and arrow. The boy was sent to the principal’s office for engaging in make-believe marksmanship during recess at Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic in Westwood, Cincinnati. Now, his dad Matthew Miele has slammed the school, who insist they have a zero-tolerance policy to any threatening gestures. "I don’t see anything wrong with the way he was playing, " Miele told WCPO News. He notes that...
  • Gender unicorn: fantasy definitions and sexes validate feelings

    11/05/2015 7:27:24 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/05/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    The confusion induced in these youngsters is producing one effect – the demolition of social mores and, eventually, society itself. All of it based on a fantasy of language, animal allusions and contrived sexes Efforts to infiltrate fifth and sixth grade health courses with additional classifications of sex are popping up in public schools. With the help of unfettered political correctness, the Genderbread Person and the Gender Unicorn corrupt not only the English language but the basic biology of mankind. (I suppose using the Biblical reference of “mankind” will raise hackles among the super-sensitive “gender” police.) But let’s get one...
  • Plan Would Hike Detroit Teacher Pay Up to $150K

    11/03/2015 12:38:20 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 24 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/2/2015 | Tom Gantert
    A Detroit businessman’s idea to attract talent to the city’s public schools by paying teachers between $125,000 to $150,000 could cost close to half a billion dollars every year. If superimposed on the school district’s current salaries and the state’s pension system, it would add up to $462 million to the Detroit school district’s $642 million annual operating budget, a 72 percent increase. Peter Karmanos, who founded Compuware and is the owner of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes, offered the idea on Charlie Langton’s radio show. According to the most recent state records, there were 3,677 teachers in the Detroit Public...
  • Police Officers Attacked By Students During Brawl Outside Pa. School [Proverbs 29]

    10/30/2015 10:50:53 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    Doylestown-Buckingham-New Britain Patch ^ | 10/30/2015 | Kara Seymour
    Four police officers were injured, including a female officer who was taken to the ground, after responding to a 200-person brawl outside a Pennsylvania high school Thursday. According to reports, the officers were injured as they responded to a fight around 3 p.m. near Allen High School in Allentown. Violent video of the brawl and the attack on the officers was posted to Facebook. Authorities say three students have been arrested so far, the Morning Call reported. When police responded to the fight, which had spilled out to the streets, the students began targeting the officers, the video shows. The...
  • Bremerton HS students invite satanists to oppose praying coach [Psalms 9]

    10/30/2015 9:04:07 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 26 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 10/29/2015 | Kitsap Sun
    BREMERTON -- When the Bremerton Knights take the field against Sequim on Thursday, a group of Satanists dressed in ceremonial robes will be watching from the stands. The members of The Satanic Temple of Seattle say they are coming to the game to advocate for religious equality, in light of the controversy sparked by Bremerton High School assistant football coach Joe Kennedy, who has threatened to sue the school district if he is not allowed to pray on the field after games. Bremerton School District spokeswoman Patty Glaser confirmed Wednesday the district has received a request from the Satanic Temple...
  • NYC Schools Passing Failing Students, Colleges Accepting Them

    10/28/2015 8:30:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Education News ^ | 08. 5, 2015 | Jordan E. Wassell
    It turns out that you don’t have to get good grades or even show up to class often to graduate from high school in New York. Several students from New York City have spoken out about passing classes they know they should have failed and receiving high school diplomas they feel they didn’t earn. Melissa Mejia, a senior at William Cullen Bryant High School, was surprised to find out she was due to receive her diploma in June when she was fully aware she hadn’t completed all of the credits to earn it, she admitted in a letter to the...
  • High School Bans Pro-Trump Clothing For Supposed Racist, Offensive Theme

    10/23/2015 8:36:57 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 48 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 10/22/2015 | Patrick Howley
    A high school in Arizona has banned pro-Donald Trump clothing at a Friday football game because it would be “racist” or “offensive.” Corona del Sol High School in Tempe, Arizona – with a student body known as “The Tribe” – is set to face off against Marcos de Niza High School Friday in an anticipated rivalry game. The game was supposed to have a “USA” theme. But that theme was considered problematic and thrown out.
  • Londonderry pushes back against USDA on school lunches

    10/21/2015 9:03:39 AM PDT · by CASchack · 11 replies
    The Union Leader ^ | 10/20/2015 | Eli Okun
    LONDONDERRY — The school board on Tuesday night unanimously voted to send a letter to elected officials asking for help with solving a dispute between the school district and the U.S. Department of Agriculture regarding school lunches. The letter signals that Londonderry is gearing up for a fight with federal regulators over the government’s intention to classify Londonderry High School’s kitchen areas as a “processing facility” — akin, the school district says, to Tyson Foods, and subject to the same regulations. “To some degree, it feels to us like it’s vindictive, because we made a move to do something that...
  • Detroit Public Schools Debt Increases By $1 Million Every School Day

    10/20/2015 5:48:23 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/18/2015 | Tom Gantert
    The debt load of the Detroit public school district increases by $1 million every school day, according to the co-chair of a coalition trying to help the financially troubled school district. John Rakolta, the co-chair of the Coalition for the Future of Detroit Schoolchildren, offered this figure on the same day that Gov. Rick Snyder released a new proposal to fix Detroit’s school system. “As far as the size of the total debt, it’s big, really big and very complex,” Rakolta said in an email. “It has many facets. The debt is increasing by an estimated $1 million per school...
  • Principal doesn’t want teachers sitting — so she threw out all desks

    10/19/2015 12:05:24 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 18, 2015 | Susan Edelman and Isabel Vincent
    A Bronx principal ordered her teachers to give up their desks last week, and had the furniture dumped at the curb — telling staff she doesn’t want them sitting in class. Donna Connelly, principal of PS 24, the Spuyten Duyvil School in Riverdale, also told teachers to empty their filing cabinets, which she then discarded. With class in session, teachers were told to push their desks and cabinets into the hallway. Custodians then hauled them outside and piled them like trash on the blacktop of a school across the street.
  • Famed teacher files $1B class-action suit against L.A. schools

    10/15/2015 7:01:40 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 15 October 2015 | Ann O'Neill
    The suit was filed Thursday on behalf of about 2,000 teachers by Rafe Esquith, 61, one of the Los Angeles Unified School District's best-known and most popular teachers. 2003 National Medal of the Arts. a Walt Disney American Teacher Award as Oustanding Teacher of the Year. a Parents Magazine "As You Grow" award. and an Oprah Winfrey $100,000 "Use Your Life" award. He's also been made an honorary member of the Order of the British Empire. Esquith and the Hobart Shakespeareans gained widespread renown several years ago after PBS aired a documentary about them. In 2012 they were featured at...
  • Gun scare at Lehman HS when student asks for gum

    10/15/2015 9:40:15 AM PDT · by Carl Vehse · 44 replies
    KVUE-TV ^ | October 14, 2015 | KVUE-TV, Austin TX
    KYLE, Texas -- When a Lehman High School student asked for some chewing gum, another person misheard and thought the student said the word "gun," causing a scare on campus. School officials investigated the concern while students were held in their extended class periods.
  • Guns in School

    10/09/2015 6:14:59 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 22 replies
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  • When I see this sign "fair" doesn't come to mind...

    10/06/2015 9:57:02 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 29 replies
    American Irony ^ | 10-6-15 | The Looking Spoon
    Well, this kinda turns the "liberals demand equal results" meme on its head... So, if the fat kid at the lunch table decides he needs a piece of the other kids lunches...he gets to have it? That's how "fair" is being defined here isn't it? Or maybe it's the other way around, the fat kid's lunch gets redistributed among the skinnier kids who need the fat kid's calories more than the fat kid does...But isn't that "fat shaming" the poor little thing? Is that a need now too? What a fantastic way to destroy the difference between "need" and "want"...
  • 12-year-old boy suspended for staring at girl

    10/04/2015 2:17:12 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 48 replies
    WXIX ^ | 10/04/2015 | Michael Baldwin
    A 12-year-old boy is suspended from school for 'staring' at another student. It happened in September of 2014 at St. Gabriel Consolidated School in Glendale. The parents filed suit in Hamilton County Common Pleas court to try and get the suspension erased claiming the school didn’t give their son due process. A Judge denied the claim, which means as of now the suspension of the 12-year-old stands. “The perception is he intimidated her,” said Candice Tolbert, his mother. “My son stared at a girl who was engaged in a staring game,” she said. “She giggled the entire time,” she said...
  • CNN Report: Veterans Tried to leave Classroom to Stop Shooter, Denied By Staff

    10/01/2015 5:23:30 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 115 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | October 1, 2015 | Nick Leghorn
    On CNN right now, one person is reporting that a number of military veterans were present at the community college at the time of the shooting earlier today. They report that the veterans wanted to leave the classroom to try and stop the shooter, but the staff at the college stopped them from leaving the classroom. An audio recording of the incident indicates that it took five minutes from the initial radio call for the police to engage the shooter.
  • Judge: Birmingham PD use of pepper spray to enforce 'basic school discipline' is unconstitutional

    10/01/2015 6:38:26 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 18 replies
    wfsa ^ | 9/30/2015 | Brianne Britzius
    A federal judge has ruled that they way in which Birmingham police uses pepper spray "to enforce basic school discipline" is unconstitutional.The court found that police used excessive force in reaching for the chemical spray to "deal with 'normal -- and at times, challenging -- adolescent behavior.'"The ruling does not keep police officers from using pepper spray in violent situations like a fight. The ruling listed several things the police department and school system must have ready by November 15, including developing a new training procedure and decontamination process for the pepper spray. School resource officers and police must also create...
  • Former Teacher Lionized by Left for Resignation Letter Omitted Key Details

    09/29/2015 9:52:59 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 17 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/26/2015 | Tom Gantert
    n August, Michigan public school teacher Stephanie Keiles became a folk hero when she went public with her story about why she was quitting her job. Keiles had spent nine years as a teacher in Plymouth-Canton Community Schools when she announced in an online essay that she was leaving the profession. The Michigan Education Association promoted her story as did prominent national websites, including The Washington Post and Huffington Post. A Michigan newspaper columnist recited Keiles' claims as if they were the gospel truth as an example of how teachers are not respected. National public schools advocate Diane Ravitch even...