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  • Second-Graders' Ferguson Protest Sparks Controversy

    12/16/2014 11:36:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 16, 2014 | By RHEANA MURRAY
    A protest put on by a group of second-graders in Massachusetts has sparked controversy, but the school says it was just teaching the kids a lesson in civics. The peaceful demonstration happened on Friday, a spokesperson for the Alma del Mar Charter School in New Bedford told ABC News today. Second-graders gathered in front of the school with signs, some that said "Honk For Justice." "A group of scholars played on the playground while other scholars held their demonstration without incident," Will Gardner, the school's executive director, said today in a statement.
  • School district refuses to let students leave for their ‘best interest’

    12/15/2014 9:35:28 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    DELAVAN, Wis. – The Delavan-Darien School District denied a family’s request to enroll their children in a neighboring school district by citing the “best interest” of the children. “We believe it is in the best interest of your children to attend the Delavan-Darien School District,” said a letter from Superintendent Robert Crist to Les and Carol Paur. “Your application for the above students to transfer out of the Delavan-Darien School District into the Williams Bay School District under the open enrollment program has been denied by the Delavan-Darien School District for the 2014-15 school year.” Carol Paur, the mother of...
  • School shooting, Portland Oregon. 3 shot.

    12/12/2014 1:09:28 PM PST · by aimhigh · 68 replies
    vanity | 122/12/2014 | aimhigh
    3 shot outside of high school in Portland. 3 victims, no fatalities yet. Shooter is being hunted by police. May be gang shooting.
  • Congress eases First Lady's school lunch guidelines

    12/10/2014 3:16:55 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 10, 2014
    Schools in the U.S. will now have the opportunity to go against the grain of First Lady Michelle Obama's healthy lunch program. A massive year-end spending bill released by Congress Tuesday doesn't allow schools to opt out of healthier school meal standards championed by the First Lady, as House Republicans had sought. But it would ease standards that many students and school officials complained about. The bill would reduce requirements for whole grains, and would put off rules to make school meals less salty, suspending lower sodium standards that were supposed to go into effect in 2017.
  • Vanity: What is the FCCLA Club?

    12/05/2014 8:48:31 AM PST · by jettester · 14 replies
    My High School-aged son brought home a flyer regarding a group at his school called the FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) Club and that there are dues required to to join. Do any of my fellow Freepers have any experience with this club/organization? In reading info about them at their website, I admit to the attractiveness of their motto and purpose but I also admit to being a little incredulous - that a Dept. of Ed backed program really cares about "family" and not just another avenue of indoctrination. Your feedback would be appreciated.
  • The rural Texan school where the teachers carry guns as the first line of defense..

    12/02/2014 11:45:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 2, 2014 | James Nye
    In the tiny Texas town of Harrold, children and their parents do not give much thought to their safety at the community's only school, because they know that some of the teachers are carrying concealed weapons. In the remote town, the nearest law enforcement office is 30 minutes away and the residents know each other and trust each other, so the school board made the momentous decision to allow teachers to arm themselves at their work around children. Desperate to avoid the deadly consequences of their own school shooting incident, Harrold Independent School District has utlized armed teachers since 2007...
  • Two Florida State Students were Prevented by Law from Stopping School Shooting

    12/01/2014 1:42:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    According to Students for Concealed Carry (SCC) at Florida State, two students present at the shooting that occurred on 20 November could have stopped the shooting but were disarmed by the current Florida law. One of the students was wounded during the shooting.   Nathan Scott is a member of SCC at FSU.  In spite of his wound, he was able to warn other students about the shooter.   The other student was a U.S. infantry combat veteran who says he had a clear shot at the shooter.  From the facebook page of SSC at FSU: This is highlighted by two...
  • Kelly File Special: Who's Teaching Our Kids? - Liberal Bias In The Classroom

    11/28/2014 6:33:30 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 18 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | Nov 28, 2014 | You Tube
    Kelly File Special: Who's Teaching Our Kids? - Liberal Bias In The Classroom
  • Catholic school board reconsiders ban on Grade 6 students' gay rights project

    11/28/2014 11:51:02 AM PST · by aimhigh · 21 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | 11/28/2014 | Blair Crawford
    The Ottawa Catholic School Board is reconsidering its decision to ban a project on gay rights by two Grade 6 students at St. George elementary school. In a statement released Friday, Chairman Ted Hurley said: “I have had an opportunity to review the entire matter in the full context of promoting fairness, bullying prevention and Catholic teaching with regard to gay rights. All persons deserve love, respect and dignity, especially those that are discriminated against in society.” “The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has made it clear that our attitudes to gay and lesbian people should be addressed with love and...
  • Police: Students ran high school prostitution ring

    11/27/2014 5:59:09 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 25, 2014 | Jared Leone
    VENICE, Fla. — Students at a Southwest Florida high school told administrators that two teens tried to recruit them into a "prostitution ring" and that one 15-year-old boy had been "pimping out girls," according to an arrest affidavit. By Tuesday, detectives in Venice, a small community in Sarasota County, had charged three people in connection with the case. A 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl were charged with human trafficking and a 21-year-old man was charged with sexual battery on a victim older than 12. Police said he paid a 15-year-old girl from Riverview High School $40 and a bottle...
  • Is This School One of the Best in Michigan or One of the Worst?

    11/26/2014 11:30:54 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/24/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    If you ask the Michigan Department of Education, Covert High School is not a good school. On the state report card from a few years ago, the school ranked in the bottom 26th percentile. But on a new report card, the school 40 miles west of Kalamazoo is the No. 1 ranked conventional public high school in Michigan. The reason why requires understanding the state’s report card and those done by other groups. In Michigan, schools are ranked based on the state’s Top-to-Bottom list, which grade administrators and schools based 50 percent on overall test scores, 25 percent on the...
  • St. Paul superintendent apologizes for Ferguson tweet

    11/25/2014 3:30:59 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 50 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 11-25-14 | josh verges
    The St. Paul Public Schools superintendent apologized Tuesday for a Twitter comment on the Ferguson, Mo. shooting that sparked a flurry of reaction, most of it negative. Authorities announced Monday that a grand jury decided against indicting white police officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man. Soon after the announcement, Superintendent Valeria Silva tweeted, "No indictment for officer Wilson! Very sad day in America. How do I explain this to my black students?" Silva later deleted the tweet and clarified her intent. But her remark offended many, including some who agreed with the grand...
  • US Mum Bucks Muslim Propaganda in School

    11/24/2014 3:34:54 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 11 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 24 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Islamic supremacism is taught in American public schools, one of which is Porter Ridge High School in Union County, North Carolina. A ninth-grade world-history teacher assigned an in-class worksheet about Islam which the pupils had to fill in with the "correct" answers (the worksheet's first part is in the above picture). FALSITIES TAUGHT AT SCHOOL Some of those answers were that Islam is a peaceful religion, Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the world and most Muslims' faith is stronger than the average Christian. Islamic Scriptures and history are testament to the fact that the exact opposite of the...
  • State Can’t Name Any School Closed for Poor Performance

    11/24/2014 6:49:47 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/22/2014 | Tom Gantert
    As charter public school authorizers await details of sanctions State Superintendent of Public Instruction Michael Flanagan has threatened for poorly performing charter schools, choice advocates are asking why the state doesn't subject conventional public schools to the same accountability. Flanagan has threatened to suspend charter school authorizers’ ability to create more schools if their current ones don't meet performance standards. The Michigan Association of Public School Academies and Great Lakes Education Project claim that no conventional school has ever been shut down for poor academic performance, an allegation that may be hard to verify. On the other side, top state...
  • Leaked school letter ignites junk food row (W. Australia - don't tell Moochelle)

    11/23/2014 11:39:01 AM PST · by RightGeek · 18 replies
    The West Australian (via Yahoo) ^ | 11/20/2014 | Natalie Brown
    In a letter addressed to parents which was leaked to the media today, it was suggested children would have junk food, including lollies, chocolates and potato chips, confiscated if they were brought to school. “These foods will not be returned to the student until the end of the school day. If your child has chosen to make inappropriate food choices for their lunch they will not be provided with an alternative,” the letter read. The letter was followed by claims made to 6PR radio that students had already been told their bags could be searched for junk food. But, acting...
  • Attorney: L.A. schools pay 'largest' public settlement for child abuse at $139 million

    11/21/2014 4:38:56 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    cnn ^ | 11-21-14 | http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/21/us/los-angeles-student-lewd-abuse-settlement/index.html
    Los Angeles (CNN) -- The Los Angeles public school district will pay more than $139.2 million to the families of 81 children allegedly abused by an elementary teacher now serving a prison sentence for lewd conduct, officials said Friday. John Manly, one of the plaintiffs' attorney, called the amount "the largest settlement in the history of the United States against a public entity involving child abuse." The settlement comes after the district earlier paid $30 million to settle 63 other students' claims alleging they were victims of sexually lewd acts by Mark Berndt of Miramonte Elementary. A teacher for 30...
  • School Handout: 'The Government Gives Us Rights' "[G]ive your loyalty to the U.S. government."

    11/20/2014 8:38:54 AM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 11/20/14 | Trey Sanchez
    A well-circulated school handout is teaching children that rights are given to citizens not by their Creator, but by their government. The author of the handout, Phyllis Naegeli, writes educational (used loosely) materials for elementary school-aged children. Her lesson Being a Good Citizen, found on EdHelper.com, states the following: When you are a citizen you have rights. Rights are special privileges the government gives you. In our country, you have free speech. You are also given the right to choose a religion. Because the government gives us rights, we have the duty to be good citizens. The writing, which dates...
  • OH: School Superintendent Does not Like Guns or the Constitution

    11/20/2014 1:19:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The right to keep and bear arms is clear.  The right to free speech is clear, as is the right to equal protection under the law.  But in Ohio, Franklin School Superintendent Michael D. Sander does not seem to approve of any of these rights.  A gun shop opened up 200 yards from the school, and Mike Sander wanted it shut down.  From daytondailynews.com: But Franklin Schools Superintendent Mike Sander was not too pleased with the district’s new neighbor. “Unfortunately, it’s there across the street,” Sander said of the gun store. “We don’t like it and expressed our displeasure...
  • Oakland schools to reinstate curriculum about Mumia Abu-Jamal

    11/18/2014 6:38:10 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 18, 2014 | Jill Tucker
    Oakland school officials, under pressure from supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal, have agreed to reinstate a controversial curriculum that includes a lesson comparing the convicted cop killer to the Rev. Martin Luther King J
  • 2nd Grade Material Says: "The Government Gives Us Rights"

    11/17/2014 3:26:37 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/14/14
    Apparently according to a homework sheet being given to our 2nd graders in this country about how to be good citizens, the government *gives* us our rights. Did you know that?
  • Brookline Parents Outraged By Controversial History Textbook

    11/13/2014 8:28:32 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    CBS ^ | November 13, 2014
    BROOKLINE (CBS) — Some parents of fifth-graders at Brookline Public Schools are outraged over a page in their children’s US social studies textbook that suggests some slave owners living during the 17th-century America were compassionate toward their slaves.
  • WI: Veteran Day Program Banned from School because of Ceremonial Rifles

    11/12/2014 7:56:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    It has long been obvious that the banning of guns from schools has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with the indoctrination of children.   The purpose is to delegitimize the ownership and use of guns.   From weau.com: EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- For the first year, a local veterans group will not be holding a Veterans Day program at the Eau Claire area school district, the decision was because of a disagreement over firearms. While it is stated that there are more reasons involved, the primary one is that school officials do not want any firearms,...
  • Drunk Connecticut Teacher Wets Self in Front of Class, Pins Student to Wall; Police Never Called

    11/10/2014 3:22:10 PM PST · by rightistight · 8 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/10/14 | Aurelius
    A teacher in Southington, Connecticut was pulled out of class after arriving drunk, wetting himself, then attacking a student. The police, however, were never called and no incident report has been filed. The teacher has not been fired, and at the moment, the school only confirms that he will be “investigated.” The school, Southington High School, sent out a letter to parents sugarcoating what happened. The document explained that the teacher, who has not been named, “Behaved in an unprofessional manner… and was removed immediately from the classroom.” Someone with knowledge of the incident in the school, however, says that...
  • Packed lunches 'have poorer nutritional quality' than school lunches

    11/08/2014 3:05:27 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 85 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | November 08, 2014 | Honor Whiteman
    Many parents prefer to send their children off to school with a packed lunch, believing that the food they have given them is far healthier than school lunches. But a new study, published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, claims this may not be the case. The research team, led by Alisha R. Farris of the Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Exercise at Virginia Tech, found that school lunches had better average nutritional quality than packed lunches. "We found that both packed and school lunches almost entirely met nutrition standards, except school lunches were below energy and...
  • FBI admits agent impersonated AP reporter

    11/06/2014 9:25:31 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 23 replies
    Fox News / AP ^ | 11-7-2014
    FBI Director James Comey says an agent impersonated an Associated Press reporter during a 2007 criminal investigation, a ruse the news organization says could undermine its credibility. In a letter to the Justice Department last week, the AP requested Holder's word that the DOJ would never again misrepresent itself as the AP and asked for policies to ensure the DOJ does not further impersonate news organizations. In a letter Thursday to Comey and Holder, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press asked the agency for full disclosure about the incident. "The utilization of news media as a cover for...
  • Allah In The Classroom — The ABC’s Of Forced Conversion (conversion to Islam)

    11/02/2014 2:34:25 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 23 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | Nov 2, 2014 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Our children are our world as parents. They are the future of our nation. Most of us would gladly sacrifice all we have and our lives for our little ones. So, why do we so readily hand their learning and their care over to those that would abuse them and trick them into being part of the greatest evil the world has ever known? It figures that the young, innocent ones would be a prime target for Islam and are what they term, ‘fertile ground’ for their broken philosophy. Between such programs as Common Core, Connect All Schools and CSCOPE,...
  • USDA reports show fewer students buying school lunch [Down 1 Million !]

    10/29/2014 7:32:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    WSB Atlanta ^ | Posted: 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 | By Kyla Campbell - Cox Washington and Patrick Terpstra - Cox Washington
    It was just a week ago when an Oklahoma teen’s picture of her school lunch went viral on social media. It turns out that student is not alone in grumbling about school lunches, an investigation by the Washington Bureau discovered. Since new federal nutrition standards began rolling out in 2012, fewer students are buying school lunches, even though enrollment is going up. The Cox Washington Bureau reviewed U.S. Department of Agriculture documents and found thousands fewer students bought meals when stricter standards kicked in. The rules, championed by first lady Michelle Obama and approved by congress, require more fruits, vegetables,...
  • Parent says school assignment to take inventory of medicine cabinet invaded privacy

    10/25/2014 8:30:24 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 43 replies
    http://fox13now.com ^ | october 23, 2014 | max roth
    Students at a Mapleton Junior High School in Utah County were asked to take inventory of the things inside their family medicine cabinet and then turn that list into their health teacher. A parent, Onika Nugent, was not pleased with the assignment, so she posted the assignment on Facebook and sent a note to the teacher and the principal. She shared a portion of the letter she sent school officials: “I said, ‘Although it may be a good idea for parents to do an inventory of their medicine cabinet, I believe it is inappropriate for students to counsel their parents,...
  • 3 Dead, Several Injured in Shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Washington

    10/24/2014 12:13:35 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 88 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/24/14 | Aurelius
    At least three people are dead and several are injured in a school shooting that has taken place at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington. News reports state that the gunman was a student. The school is currently in a lockdown. All after school activities have been cancelled. Unconfirmed reports from local news sources say at least three people are dead and six are injured. The shooter reported that the gunman walked into the cafeteria and opened fire.
  • Obama Administration Wants High Schools to Teach Government Lesson Plans on How to Eat

    10/23/2014 12:12:55 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 61 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct 23, 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has written four lesson plans aimed at teaching students how to eat, and is encouraging schools around the country to teach these plans to kids in high school. The lesson plans are being paired with a new online tool called “SuperTracker,” which lets students input all the food they eat all day to better track their weight and their eating habits. The tool also tracks their physical activities each day. The lesson plans, which USDA presented as a 67-page online textbook for teachers, includes certificates that can be given to students who use the SuperTracker...
  • NY school overwhelmed with dozens of undocumented kids who flooded in after border surge

    10/22/2014 3:10:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | October 22, 2014 | By Soni Sangha
    A New York school taxed by the arrival of Central American unaccompanied minors now finds itself at the center of a state investigation on its enrollment practices. The issue brought renewed negative attention to the long troubled school district of Hempstead, which has yet to accept its rapidly growing Latino population. As of last week, advocates say, at least 35 of these students who had successfully enrolled in Hempstead High School had not received instruction one single day. Other sources say as many as 70 kids are waiting to be accommodated. “There is a tough relationship between the community and...
  • FL: Woman Arrested for Protecting Children from Water Moccasin

    10/20/2014 4:49:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Who would have thought that it would be illegal to defend children from a poisonous snake?  This is where the insanity of extreme gun restrictions have brought us.   In Florida, a mother was at a school event during a football practice session.  A water moccasin was discovered on the practice field, but attempts to kill it with sticks were not successful.  From newsherald.com: April Dawn DeMarco, 30, was arrested for discharging a .380-caliber handgun on the practice football field of Bay High School, 300 E. 15th St., during practice last week for the local Pop Warner football team. Demarco...
  • Common Core Question Asks: "There are 25 Sheep and 5 Dogs in a Flock. How Old is the Shepherd?"

    10/17/2014 11:21:49 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 118 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/17/14 | Aurelius
    In an intentional attempt to study and potentially confuse children, children were asked "There are 25 sheep and 5 dogs in a flock. How old is the shepherd?" Why might you ask this supposedly common-core aligned question? According to the teachers who created this problem, it is to teach students that they must: 1. Explain the meaning of a problem. 2. Plan a solution pathway rather than simply jumping into a solution attempt. 3. Continually ask themselves, "Does this make sense?" This question has actually been researched for years, and is still being asked to children. Today, however, it is...
  • Texas School ISIS Beheadings Homework Mirrored Common Core Assignment

    10/14/2014 8:04:14 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 6 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | Oct 12, 2014 | MERRILL HOPE
    Brazoria County is home to Alvin ISD where ABC-13 was among the local TV news outlets that reported on parents outraged by a sixth grade assignment on the terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). At the time that these students were given the homework to write a one-page paper, only American journalist James Foley had been butchered by ISIS barbarians. It should also be disconcerting to parents that in the non-Common Core state of Texas, the assignment links back to the Common Core website Teaching the Core. Alvin ISD sixth-graders were asked to read the two-page document,...
  • New 'feminist' government with a Green tinge in Sweden

    10/10/2014 7:14:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    afp ^ | 03 Oct 2014
    Sweden's new Social Democrat prime minister Stefan Loefven unveiled what he called a "feminist" government including Green Party ministers for the first time in the Nordic country. ... Sweden is in a serious situation -- unemployment has become entrenched at high levels, school results have collapsed and the welfare system has major shortcomings ...
  • All Four Teachers in New Dem Ad Claiming School Cuts are in Districts Receiving More Money

    10/10/2014 6:24:17 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 24 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/8/2014 | Tom Gantert
    A new Mark Schauer for governor political advertisement features four teachers from four different school districts who claim that Gov. Rick Snyder has cut funding to their districts. But in fact, on a per-student basis, all four districts actually received more taxpayer money in 2013-14 than they did in 2010-2011, which was the last budget approved by Gov. Jennifer Granholm. The ad features seven teachers but only four specifically cite lower funding. For months Schauer, who is the Democratic candidate for the state’s top office, has claimed that Gov. Snyder cut funding to public schools. This claim has been refuted...
  • Students, stomachs grumble over Michelle O’s menu

    10/08/2014 10:10:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    eagnews.org ^ | 10-08-2014 | Kyle Olson
    BURLEY, Idaho – Burley High School has seen a 25 percent decrease in participation since changes to the National School Lunch Program went into effect. Michelle Obama hand on student 337x244Those students now “bring sack lunches, dash off campus for fast food or skip the meal altogether,” according to the Times-News. “It was not edible. It was a greasy little hot pocket,” parent Steve Wells says. “When we were little, everything at school was homemade.” The school lunch “doesn’t taste as good,” student Ana Inzunza tells the paper. “It’s missing flavor and tastes plain.” “There are a lot of challenges,”...
  • School divisions not jumping at expanded free lunch program

    10/05/2014 5:28:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | October 5, 2014 | By ZACHARY REID
    A new federal program that makes free breakfast and lunch available to all students, no questions asked, has been slow to catch on in Virginia. Virginia first lady Dorothy McAuliffe has made wide acceptance of the program — known as the Community Eligibility Provision from the U.S. Department of Agriculture — a key component in her push to expand access to healthful foods to hungry Virginians. “There are 300,000 food-insecure children in Virginia, a number nobody can be comfortable with,” she said. “As a mom, to think about a hungry baby, school child, teenager, it’s very, very painful. … Food...
  • Dallas parents fearing Ebola remove children from school

    10/01/2014 4:26:03 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | 10/01/14
    “This morning, we were made aware that one of our students may have had contact with an individual who was recently diagnosed with the Ebola virus. "
  • MOM FOLLOWS DAUGHTER WITH CAMERA AFTER DAUGHTER DITCHES CLASS

    10/01/2014 1:19:51 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 7 replies
    http://abc13.com ^ | october 1, 2014
    A teenage girl in Wyoming learned a harsh lesson on why you shouldn't play hooky. Jeannie Crutchfield did the unthinkable when she got word of her daughter ditching class: She followed her through her school with a camera in hand, recording her every move to make sure she attended class - and then posted the video to Facebook. "It was kind of just spur of moment. It was yeah know. I debated whether I was going to do it or not and I was like I'm just going to do it," Crutchfield told ABC affiliate KTWO. Crutchfield says she wanted to...
  • ‘A’ Is for Agitation: What’s Really Going on in Jefferson County Schools

    09/29/2014 7:51:09 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 19 replies
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | September 25, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    There’s a big battle brewing in the Jefferson County, Colorado, school system. The manufactured controversy over a proposed curriculum review is generating national New York Times headlines. But the fight is not about what misguided students and biased reporters say it’s about. “Censorship” is a red herring. The real issue is union control. Here’s the deal: Public school teachers in this Denver-area district walked out of their classrooms this week to protest the implementation of performance-based pay. The JeffCo school board approved the new compensation system last week, which rewards the most highly effective teachers with 4.2 percent raises, effective...
  • Public school 'purges' Christian authors from library

    09/29/2014 7:29:19 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 27 replies
    http://www.wnd.com/ ^ | Sept 27, 2014 | BOB UNRUH
    A charter school in Southern California is facing the threat of a lawsuit for “purging” Christian books from its library. snip ....Brad Dacus told WND that among the books was “The Hiding Place,” the story of Corrie ten Boom, a Dutch woman sent to a prison camp by the Nazis of World War II for helping Jews escape. Dacus said PJI’s legal team and the district have exchanged letters already. snip Strictly religious books, such as the Bible or the Quran, routinely are on library shelves, he argued. Dacus said an immediate correction of the school’s policy would prevent a...
  • Denver area students walk out of school in protest

    09/24/2014 7:10:06 PM PDT · by Right Brother · 19 replies
    MSN ^ | 9/23/2014 | By COLLEEN SLEVIN of Associated Press
    ARVADA, Colo. (AP) — Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, in a show of civil disobedience that the new standards would aim to downplay.
  • Catholic school in Toronto: Boy must be allowed to share bathroom with girls

    09/24/2014 9:57:18 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 38 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | September 24, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Writing for LifeSiteNews, Pete Baklinski notes how, "Girls in first grade in a Toronto Catholic school will be sharing a washroom this year with a biological boy whose lesbian parent has chosen to identify him as a 'girl.' A mother whose young daughter attends the school in the Toronto Catholic District School Board is concerned about the implications of allowing a biological boy to share her daughter’s washroom and changing room, especially as the boy moves into puberty. The mother, under condition of anonymity, shared her concerns with Phil Lees, president of Public Education Advocates for Christian Equity (P.E.A.C.E.), who...
  • School tells Missouri boy his 9/11 souvenir violates school weapons policy

    09/22/2014 1:56:59 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 250 replies
    Fox News | Sep 19, 2014
    Education School tells Missouri boy his 9/11 souvenir violates school weapons policy A souvenir shell casing handed out by veterans at a 9/11 ceremony landed a seven-year-old Missouri boy in hot water when he took the keepsake to school. Sherry Falke said her son, Zane, forgot he had the souvenir in his pocket when he showed up for class on Tuesday, Fox4KC.com reported. The boy was given the souvenir at a Sept. 11 memorial ceremony in Carrollton, Mo. "He felt it in his pocket, and he took it out and was showing some of his friends at school," Falke told...
  • Why are homeschooled kids so annoying?

    09/19/2014 7:54:07 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 85 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | April 22, 2012 | Dwija Borobia
    About a year ago, when I first started considering taking my kids out of public school, I wasn’t met with the kind of incredulous questioning that I expected after suggesting something so reckless and foolhardy. For the most part people were excited and supportive and helpful. Many thought we were already homeschooling, in fact. What surprised me most though is that folks who were concerned about the prudence of such a decision weren’t worried that my children might not learn enough or the the right things. They didn’t wonder how my kids would know how to be quiet when they...
  • Mayor: New high school won't be named after President Obama

    09/19/2014 12:25:56 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    Chicago tribune ^ | John Byrne, Juan Perez Jr. and Dana Ferguson,
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel backed off Thursday from naming a new elite high school after President Barack Obama amid ongoing criticism from African-Americans who felt the honor inappropriate for a school slated for a wealthy, predominantly white part of the Near North Side. Instead of naming the new school after his former boss, the mayor indicated he would consider other names for the selective enrollment high school set to be built near the site of the former Cabrini-Green public housing project just northwest of downtown.
  • School Orders Girl to Remove ‘Virginity Rocks’ Shirt

    09/17/2014 11:11:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/17/2014 | Todd Starnes
    Virginity does not rock at Ramay Junior High School in Fayetteville, Arkansas. That’s the lesson 13-year-old Chloe Rubiano learned. Chloe is in the eighth grade. She is also a good church-going girl. So you can imagine her mom’s surprise when she got in trouble at school. Chloe showed up at school wearing a T-shirt that reads: “Virginity Rocks.” “It’s a positive message,” said Bambi Crozier, Chloe’s mom. Apparently some folks at Ramay Junior High don’t understand the concept of virginity. But school officials disagreed. They said the shirt could cause a classroom disruption and contained sexual content. Apparently some folks...
  • Missouri, Alabama schools drop Michelle O’s lunch program

    09/17/2014 9:06:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    eagnews.org ^ | Victor Skinner
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – New federal school food regulations promoted by First Lady Michelle Obama are becoming a massive headache for many schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program. And many, like Missouri’s Notre Dame Regional and Saxony Lutheran high schools, are taking matters into their own hands. Those schools and numerous others across the country are ditching the federal regulations and the funding that comes with them to save their cafeteria programs, which have experienced a nose-dive in sales and skyrocketing waste since the new rules were implemented in 2012. At Notre Dame, school officials turned to...
  • Students rally for teacher who talks about faith

    CANTON, Ga. (September 11, 2014) - Students at a public high school outside Atlanta are rallying behind a teacher who says he's standing up for his Christian beliefs and what he views as his right to talk about Jesus in the classroom. Hundreds of students poured into hallways at Sequoyah High School Tuesday, holding signs and chanting in support of history teacher John Osborne. Osborne told WXIA-TV that he didn't feel supported by administrators, so he decided to take a few days off. He said he's talked about God at school for years.