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  • 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 dont 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 didnt 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 hadnt 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 governments intention to classify Londonderry High Schools 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 its 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 Detroits school system. As far as the size of the total debt, its 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 doesnt 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 doesnt 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
  • 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 didnt 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...
  • Georgia Parents Outraged After School Teaches 6th Graders Tenets of Islam (Video)

    09/29/2015 6:32:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/28/15 | Jim Hoft
    Georgia parents are outraged after their middle school teaches children about the tenets of Islam. The school is teaching Islam to 6th graders. Many Walton County parents are outraged that their middle school students are learning the tenets of Islam as part of their Social Studies class. Parent Ryan Breece objected to the assignment his 6th Grade daughter brought home from Youth Middle School. My daughter learning the Islamic faith kinda contradicts my faith in general. I would prefer to receive that info in advance so I can decide if that goes against my faith, parent Ryan Breece said. Breece...
  • Jersey City School Board Meeting Gets Heated During Debate Over Closing for Muslim Holiday

    09/21/2015 7:40:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    NBC 4 New York ^ | 9/17/15 | Brian Thompson
    A Jersey City school board meeting Thursday to vote on whether to close for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha on Sept. 24 turned contentious before the board ultimately decided not to close schools next week. The Jersey City Board of Education had originally proposed to close schools next Thursday so that Muslim students could observe the holiday, and the City Council unanimously supported it a week ago. The academic year would have extended one day to June 23, 2016 as a result. School Principal Does the Nae Nae at Morning Drop-Off But during the nearly four hours of debate...
  • Texas high school student suspended over American flag T-shirt

    09/20/2015 2:26:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September 20, 2015
    A Texas high school student was punished with in-school suspension last Monday after a teacher discovered he was wearing an American flag T-shirt, FOX 4 reported. The student, a junior whose name is Jaegur, was wearing the shirt -- which featured an American flag design with an eagle in the foreground -- at Seagoville High School in Dallas when an administrator determined the shirt violated the school dress code. Jaegurs mom, Shelly Goode, fears the suspension will show up as a permanent mark on his record, ruining any chance her son can earn a scholarship through the ROTC program. He...
  • Why do Muslims come to america asks US school board chairperson

    09/20/2015 12:26:58 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 56 replies
    The Express Tribune ^ | 09/18/2015 | The Express Tribune
    Virginia school board chairperson has caused an uproar after posting an anti-Muslim cartoon on Facebook, questioning why Muslims wanted to come to America. The post read, Muslims hate pork, beer, dogs, bikinis, Jesus, and freedom of speech. My question is, what the hell do they come to America for?! The controversial meme, which was shared from the Facebook group, The Conservative Hammer, has since been taken down.
  • Astroturf: Briefcase Clock Teens Father Anti-Islamophobia Activist

    09/18/2015 8:04:47 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/18/2015 | Pam Geller
    A Muslim teen, fourteen-year-old Ahmed Mohamed, bought a strange ticking device to his school, MacArthur High School. His device caused alarm and fear, and he was detained for having what his teacher perceived as a bomb. Police officers said the electronic components and wires inside his Vaultz pencil case (which is the size of a briefcase) looked like a hoax bomb, according to local news station WFAA.
  • School Does Something To Boy Wearing American Flag Shirt

    09/17/2015 1:54:57 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 25 replies
    At the Dallas high school where he attends, Goode was up for disciplinary action by the school for wearing an American flag T-shirt underneath his hoodie. His mother was not ready to accept the punishment of her son and pushed for answers until the administration was in full retreat.
  • BT-1000 DSE Beats Up A Teacher After Being Asked To Put Up Her Cell Phone! Watch

    09/10/2015 1:17:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    TNNRaw2 ^ | Sep 10, 2015 | Tommy Sotomayor
    BT-1000 DSE Beats Up A Teacher After Being Asked To Put Up Her Cell Phone! Watch video only on link
  • Paying for her faith? Topper Christian girl gets ZERO in all her exams in Egypt

    09/08/2015 10:16:26 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 11 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Monday, September 7, 2015 | DNA Web Team
    A star student in Egypt was fails all seven of her exams, without scoring a single mark. A star student in Egypt was shocked to discover she has failed all seven of her exams, without scoring a single mark. Mariam Malak who had aspirations to go to medical school, had scored high marks in previous exams in that past few years. Malak and her family believe she is a victim of corruption in the Egyptian education system, it has been reported. "I was completely shocked. I couldn't hear anyone, I couldn't speak. I thought how can that happen? How can...
  • TN 7th graders write, recite Allah is the only god in history class

    09/05/2015 5:00:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    EAG News ^ | 09/04/15 | Victor Skinner
    Brandee Porterfield doesnt think her daughter should be assigned to write Allah is the only god; Mohammad is his prophet as a school assignment. To me, a Christian child should not be made to write that, Porterfield, mother of a seventh grader at Spring Hill Middle School, told the Columbia Daily News. She also takes offense to what she said is a three week focus on Islam in her daughters history course, especially since the class skipped past a chapter on Christianity the predominant religion in Tennessee. I have a big problem with that, Porterfield said. From a historical...
  • Black Girl Stabs Teenage Classmate With A 12 Inch Knife At School Gets No Prison Time!

    09/04/2015 7:40:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    TNNRaw2 youtube ^ | Sep 3, 2015 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Black Girl Stabs Teenage Classmate With A 12 Inch Knife At School Gets No Prison Time!
  • Video shows fight between girls at Cypress Lakes High School

    09/04/2015 7:25:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    click2houston.com ^ | Sep 03 2015 | click2houston.com
    Video shows fight between girls at Cypress Lakes High School
  • Poisoning Afghan Schoolgirls

    09/02/2015 5:46:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/02/15 | Arnoild Ahlert
    The victims of Obama's failure On Monday, as many as 126 teachers, schoolgirls and kindergartners were poisoned at the Habibul Mustafa School in Afghanistans western Herat province. Herat provincial hospital spokesman Muhammad Rafiq Sherzai revealed some of the victims were vomiting and some were unconscious when they were admitted, but that they were all in stable condition. A health team has been sent to the area for investigations, he added. Herat police spokesman Abdul Raouf Ahmadi said police have initiated an investigation, but no arrests have been made at this point. And while no group has claimed responsibility for the...
  • Gender neutral bathrooms have Troy parents picking sides (Troy, Ohio)

    08/31/2015 6:42:59 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 36 replies
    wdtn.com ^ | August 31 2015 | Beairshelle Edm
    Bathrooms are the center of a major debate in Troy after the school districts superintendent announced in a message there will be a gender-neutral bathroom in every school. 2 NEWS observed over the weekend several Troy residents chiming in on Facebook about Hermans message. --- However, the main factor is the federal law, Title IX. Often, people think of that when it comes to equality in athletics. The mandates of the law have expanded since the 70s when it was first enacted; the law was challenged in 2013, specifically on gender identity. The U.S. Department of Education announced last year...
  • Why a Virginia principal refuses to take down her schools Confederate flags

    08/23/2015 11:17:19 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 22, 2015 | Peter Holley
    As students entered Hurley High School in Hurley, Va., for the first day of classes this week, they passed through a set of bright red doors on which the Confederate battle flag is boldly painted.
  • Teacher Quits, Rips GOP Goons Who Gave Her District $5.3 Million Extra Despite Fewer Students

    08/18/2015 12:57:04 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 43 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/16/2015 | Tom Gantert
    A Michigan teacher is receiving national media attention for going public with her resignation, claiming that Gov. Rick Snyder and his Republican goons took over Michigan and declared war on teachers. Plymouth-Canton teacher Stephanie Keiles penned her resignation Why I Can No Longer Teach In Public Education, which was picked up by MLive, The Washington Post and Huffington Post. She claims there has been a chronic, purposeful underfunding of public schools and that she barely scrapes by on a $63,000-plus salary. However, her district has received $5.3 million more in state funding spread over the last four budgets approved by...
  • Kids have three times too much homework, study finds; what's the cost?

    08/12/2015 9:35:43 AM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 12, 2015 | Kelly Wallace
    (CNN)Nothing quite stresses out students and parents about the beginning of the school year as the return to homework, which for many households means nightly battles centered around completing after-school assignments. Now a new study may help explain some of that stress. The study, published Wednesday in The American Journal of Family Therapy, found students in the early elementary school years are getting significantly more homework than is recommended by education leaders, in some cases nearly three times as much homework as is recommended. The standard, endorsed by the National Education Association and the National Parent-Teacher Association, is the so-called...
  • Teacher suspended for romp with colleague to be back in school

    07/22/2015 1:53:27 PM PDT · by nycteacher · 55 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 7/22/15 | Julia Marsh
    A Brooklyn high school teacher caught canoodling with a female colleague will be back to school in the fall and wants the city to pay her for the time she missed because of the steamy romp. Former Madison High School teacher Cindy Mauro has been out of a job a year after she was caught in a compromising position with Alini Brito in a darkened classroom at 8:50 p.m. in November 2009.
  • Teacher: Ive loved my very difficult job. But now Ohio has made it impossible.

    07/15/2015 4:11:04 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 55 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 14, 2015 | Scott Ervin
    One thing about teaching that is easy for parents, policy-makers and others to forget is that working with students for hours every weekday to help them learn is very, very hard work. Even in the best of schools and even with supportive administrators, teachers have unrelenting jobs. In recent years, a growing number of teachers have found that reforms which force them to test students more than ever, collect more data than ever and attend more meetings than ever, are making the job literally impossible. Thats what happened to Scott Ervin, who has worked as a teacher, principal and discipline...
  • Can we finally roll back the school lunch program rules?

    07/08/2015 1:38:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 8, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA), originally passed in 2010 and heartily endorsed by First Lady Michelle Obama, is set to expire in September unless Congress acts to renew it. You may recall some of the details of that initiative including forcing all grains to be whole grain rich (whatever that means) and wiping out most of the salt in foods. Given the less then spectacular reception the program has received from schools not to mention students the GOP is looking at scaling back or at least modifying the rules. But The Hill was quick to characterize the...
  • Teachers granted power to confiscate and destroy unhealthy school lunches

    07/02/2015 9:06:32 AM PDT · by W. · 27 replies
    eaglenews.org ^ | 2 July 2015 | Kyle Olsen
    LONDON The British government is urging school leaders to use their common law powers to search student lunches and potentially confiscate any items they deem unhealthy or inappropriate. Education minister Lord Nash tells Express, Schools have common law powers to search pupils, with their consent, for items. There is nothing to prevent schools from having a policy of inspecting lunch boxes for food items that are prohibited under their school food policies. A member of staff may confiscate, keep or destroy such items found as a result of the search if it is reasonable to do so in the...
  • Founding a Classical Charter School

    07/01/2015 12:09:27 PM PDT · by Fester Chugabrew · 34 replies
    Self | 7/1/15 | Self
    A culture capable of self-government must be steeped in an education that recognizes the objective existence of truth, beauty, and virtue. A classical charter school offers precisely this type of education by making use of the great ideas that have informed Western Civilization for thousands of years. In order to establish and perpetuate this type of education I am seeking interested individuals in the Elkhart, Indiana area who would participate in founding a classical charter school. A few initial contacts have been made already. A meeting date has also been established. If you are interested in this, please contact me...
  • Teacher Hits Handicapped Child, Tells Him Black People Fought to not "Serve White People like You"

    06/29/2015 12:00:28 PM PDT · by rightistight · 68 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 6/29/15 | Aurelius
    A Cincinnati teacher has resigned in the wake of racist comments and abusive actions taken toward handicapped children. Intervention Specialist Pamela Bullock has left her position at Wayne Local Schools in Warren County, after four teaching assistants wrote a letter to administrators detailing her abuse toward students. In one incident, the assistants reported that Ms. Bullock was taking care of a handicapped, non-verbal student, when she became irate at him. Bullock threw a marker at the boy, hitting him in the head. Later the same day, "a racial comment was directed toward the same student," wrote the assistants. "After applying...
  • Students at New York middle school received misspelled diplomas featuring the word 'departmemt'

    06/21/2015 3:48:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/21/15 | Myriah Towner
    Graduating students at New York middle school received misspelled diplomas featuring the word 'departmemt' **SNIP** The misspelled word appeared in the phrase 'New York City Department of Education' positioned at the top of the diplomas awarded to the students. The word had an extra 'm' instead of the letter 'n'. 'I'm sure next year they will be pouring over those diplomas to make sure every "i" is dotted and "t" is crossed,' Gardner told Fox 5. Another parent told the station that the Upper East Side school did not mention the mistake or issue an apology during the ceremony.
  • Less Than 1 percent of Teachers Deemed 'Ineffective'

    06/11/2015 12:33:00 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 15 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/8/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Last year one-half of one percent of Michigan's public schoolteachers were considered to be ineffective according to performance evaluations conducted by the nearly 900 charter and conventional school districts in the state. Those assessments appear at odds with the actual academic performance of students, and teacher evaluations have become problematic in other ways since a state law was passed in 2011 mandating more teacher accountability. Of the 95,885 teachers evaluated, just 519 earned the lowest rating of ineffective. Under that 2011 law, a teacher rated ineffective three years in a row can be fired. The law also requires teachers' performance...
  • Scotch eggs branded junk food and confiscated from children's packed lunches

    06/11/2015 9:31:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 87 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | June 10, 2015 | By Dan Hyde
    They were created almost 300 years ago by Fortnum & Mason as a pocket-sized snack for aristocrats travelling by horse-drawn carriage. But now the scotch egg has been labelled a junk food and is being removed from children's lunch boxes by schoolteachers. The traditional dish a hard-boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat and coated in breadcrumbs is seen as too unhealthy to be part of a balanced diet at Cherry Tree Primary School in Colchester. The school has taken the unusual step of asking teachers to look through pupils' lunch boxes and remove items that are deemed inappropriate....
  • Lynn man's "Star Wars" stormtrooper costume triggers school lockdown

    06/08/2015 6:19:10 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    Salem (Mass.) News ^ | June 4, 2015 | JULIE MANGANIS
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  • Thank you, Michelle Obama!!

    06/05/2015 2:25:19 AM PDT · by MacMattico · 15 replies
    One of my kids would like me to thank Michelle Obama. She wants me to keep it on the low down and not give any identifying characteristics that may get said kid in trouble so I thought I'd post here. Not that no one reads FR, but I doubt kids school board does! Because Mooch changed the school lunches to basically nothing and had the vending machines stripped to carrot strips that go bad in a day, my kids sports team started selling candy and protein bars on the black market. They raised enough to go to a very prestigious...
  • Teach Our Kids To Hate America

    06/02/2015 3:11:41 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 12 replies
    Politicallyshort.com ^ | 06/02/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    The American spirit has not yet been destroyed, but it cannot withstand the kind of relentless assault on its character that we are witnessing day after day. I cannot predict the form or timing of the catastrophe that will befall this country if our current direction is not changed and I dont pretend to know what concatenation of crises, in what progression of steps and across what interval of years, will finally break the nations spirit. What I do know is this much: My generation, the so called millennials and younger, have been indoctrinated into believing that the root cause...
  • Assassinating The American Spirit Of Independence

    06/01/2015 1:17:39 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 2 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 06/01/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    The American spirit has not yet been destroyed, but it cannot withstand the kind of relentless assault on its character that we are witnessing day after day. I cannot predict the form or timing of the catastrophe that will befall this country if our current direction is not changed and I dont pretend to know what concatenation of crises, in what progression of steps and across what interval of years, will finally break the nations spirit. What I do know is this much: My generation, the so called millennials and younger, have been indoctrinated into believing that the root cause...