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  • Guns in School

    10/09/2015 6:14:59 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 18 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 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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. Jaegur’s 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’ Teen’s 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 doesn’t 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 daughter’s 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 ^ | Sep 03 2015 |
    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 Afghanistan’s 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 ^ | August 31 2015 | Beairshelle Edmé
    Bathrooms are the center of a major debate in Troy after the school district’s 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 Herman’s 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 school’s 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: I’ve 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. That’s 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 ^ | 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
    The man, identified by police as George Cross, 40, of Lynn, was dressed in a white plastic "Star Wars" stormtrooper costume, and the gun was not real. But Lynn Police spokesman Lt. Rick Donnelly said that "the way things are today, you can't have that." The call came from the principal of the Brickett Elementary School on Lewis Street (Route 1A) at around 1:30 p.m., as classes were about to wind up for the day, said Donnelly.
  • 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 ^ | 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 don’t pretend to know what concatenation of crises, in what progression of steps and across what interval of years, will finally break the nation’s 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 ^ | 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 don’t pretend to know what concatenation of crises, in what progression of steps and across what interval of years, will finally break the nation’s 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...
  • Surprise school sports legislation stirs up critics in Wisconsin (non-public school kids get access)

    05/25/2015 7:50:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | May 25, 2015 | Dana Ferguson
    MADISON — Critics are blasting Wisconsin legislators after the state's budget committee passed a surprise motion last week that would allow private, home-schooled and online charter students to participate in public school district athletics and activities. The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee passed a motion early Wednesday morning that included the plan. The plan wasn't addressed in the meeting. "For that to be done in a sneaky, behind the scenes fashion and passed at 1:30 in the morning without any discussion ... that's a problem," said Larry Kaseman, executive director of the Wisconsin Parents Association. While nonpublic school students in some...
  • Parents say NLV teacher barred using Bible verse in homework

    05/20/2015 8:00:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2015 | Kimberly Pierceall
    Parents of a sixth-grader at a public charter school in North Las Vegas want an apology after they say a teacher barred their daughter from using a Bible verse in an assignment. Nonprofit legal group Liberty Institute, representing Tim and Kate Frasier, sent a letter Wednesday containing their demand for the apology to the Somerset Academy's Losee campus. The Fraisers said their daughter Mackenzie was told she couldn't use the Bible verse John 3:16 for a technology class assignment called "All About Me" that involved creating a PowerPoint presentation and including an inspirational saying on a slide.
  • Michigan’s one-room schoolhouses make one last stand

    05/19/2015 5:05:13 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 11 replies ^ | 19 May 2015 | Mike Wilkinson
    HARBOR BEACH ‒ Most elementary and middle schools fairly buzz with noise just before the school day starts, as a stampede of students put away coats, take seats and share boasts over video game exploits or exchange giggles about young romance. But one of the first things you notice at the Eccles School along rural stretch of Michigan’s Thumb is the quiet shuffle as students move from door to desk to computer station, creating a low-level hum until the Pledge of Allegiance. After which, there’s an exchange of news about soccer, a puppy and one student’s gig as bat boy...
  • Feds to Use Social Media to Combat Complaints about Michelle O School Lunches

    05/15/2015 3:15:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/15/15 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is pushing back against a campaign criticizing First Lady Michelle Obama’s school lunch rules by showing one picture of a somewhat appetizing child’s lunch. “They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and in the digital age we have ample opportunity to document and broadcast every moment, meeting and meal,” wrote Deborah Kane, the national director of the USDA Farm to School Program, in a blog post Thursday. “We have all seen those unappetizing photos of food served at school that quickly go viral,” she said. “A lonesome whole wheat bun atop a sad...
  • It Begins… SC School Tells Student to Take Down US Flag from Truck – It’s Offensive (VIDEO)

    05/15/2015 6:40:52 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/14/15 | Jim Hoft
    Peyton Robinson was told his US flag was offensive. York Comprehensive senior Peyton Robinson was recently told by school officials that he could no longer fly his American flag in his pickup truck. It was offensive.
  • 2 students shot on school bus on Westside; police questioning 2 persons of interest

    05/14/2015 9:13:00 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies
    WOKV ^ | 05/14/15 | WOKV
    Jacksonville FL---Duval County Public Schools confirmed that two female students were shot in a school bus at 118th Street and Ortega Farms Boulevard on Thursday afternoon.
  • Oakland to halt school suspensions for willful defiance

    05/14/2015 2:03:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 14, 2015 | By Jill Tucker
    Mouthing off in class or failing to follow a teacher’s instructions will no longer lead to suspension in Oakland schools, a ban that will be phased in and be fully in effect just over a year from now, the school board unanimously decided Wednesday night. Oakland Unified will become one of a handful of California school districts that restrict suspensions to more serious offenses and eliminate the punishment for willful defiance — a broad category of misbehavior that includes minor offenses such as refusing to take a hat off or ignoring teacher requests to stop texting and more severe incidents...
  • US: Insects are free in Michelle O's 'healthy' lunches

    05/14/2015 9:29:50 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 15 replies ^ | Mon, 16 Feb 2015 | Kyle Olson
  • The gutter politics of sex education in public schools

    05/08/2015 7:46:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/08/15 | Judi Mcleod
    If parents can't rescue their children from the indoctrination of public schools, we're headed down a dead end road as the march of Marxism through Western society will never be interrupted Dick and Jane, who used to teach children to read from the 1930s through to the 1970s in the United States, are no more. Wiped out from life in education, they’ve been transcended in class by the transgendered and other members of the LGBT ranks, who now become societal firsts. It’s a fast moving world, one in which the ideal of sending children to learn ‘readin’, writin’ and ‘rithmatic’...
  • PHOTO: School serves burned burritos covered with melted plastic for ‘healthy’ lunch

    05/04/2015 10:41:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies ^ | May 4, 2015 | Kyle Olson
    Contributors ‘Uncomfortable’ students call for ban on Bibles by The Christian Institute Franklin Graham speaks out on transgender restroom proposal by Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Students excel when they decide where to attend school by Jana Benscoter Homeschooling children can go at an unhurried pace by Durenda Wilson Common Core boosters trying to scare states into keeping national standards by The Independent Institute Planned Parenthood clinic builds concrete wall to block pro-life protesters by Life Dynamics White House logs show abortion leaders visit president, advisors often by Carole Novielli PHOTO: School serves burned burritos covered with melted plastic for ‘healthy’...
  • No Longer Counting Who's Poor in School

    05/04/2015 8:43:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | May 4, 2015 | by Jill Barshay
    Social justice looms large for many, if not most, education journalists. We care about the often substandard education of low-income children and the gap between the haves and have-nots. Take a look at the winners of the Education Writers Association awards on April 20, 2015. Most were writers who told the stories of students in poverty. Beginning this school year and going forward, measuring and describing that poverty is about to get much muddier. That’s because the main statistic used to determine poverty in a school – the number of students who receive free or reduced-priced lunches – is starting...
  • ‘Hero’ teacher tackled teen gunman during high school shooting

    04/27/2015 2:16:49 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies ^ | april 27, 2015
    A government teacher is being hailed as a hero after tackling a 16-year-old student who fired two shots into the air Monday at a Washington state high school, police and students said. No one was injured after the teen shot toward the ceiling in the school commons before classes began at North Thurston High School in Lacey, about 60 miles southwest of Seattle, authorities said. The shooter is in custody. Brady Olson, who teaches Advanced Placement government and civics, stopped the shooter, according to school officials and students. “If anyone in the school were to do something like he did,...
  • Lesbian:I use math class to teach young kids about homosexuality so I can ‘hide’ it from parents

    04/24/2015 6:46:00 PM PDT · by massmike · 44 replies ^ | 04/24/2015 | Pete Baklinski
    TORONTO, April 24, 2015 -- A lesbian teacher ‘married’ to another woman revealed at a pro-gay teachers’ conference earlier this month how she teaches grade 4-5 students to accept homosexuality through what she called “social justice” math. Alicia Gunn, an elementary public school teacher in Mississauga, Ontario, told attendees at the April 10 conference in Toronto’s City Hall that injecting LGBTQ issues into the classroom, especially in math, helps students as young as nine “disrupt the single story that many of our kids have about LGBTQ families.” When asked by one of the workshop attendees if she first asks parents’...
  • A personal account of how call out culture has harmed teaching

    04/22/2015 9:48:26 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 3 replies
    This is a matter of real, palpable fear. Saying anything that goes against liberal orthodoxy is now grounds for a firin’. Even if you make a reasonable and respectful case, if you so much as cause your liberal students a second of complication or doubt you face the risk of demonstrations, public call-outs, and severe professional consequences. My friends and colleagues might well agree that the student-teacher relationship ban is misguided, but they’re not allowed to say as much in public. C-can you guys see the problem, here? Personally, liberal students scare the shit out of me. I know how...
  • Pennsylvania high schoolers wear matching flannel, hang hateful posters on ‘Anti-Gay Day'

    04/21/2015 5:43:43 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 25 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 4/21/15 | MEG WAGNER
    Pennsylvania high schoolers wear matching flannel, hang hateful posters on ‘Anti-Gay Day' A band of Pennsylvania high schoolers in matching flannel shirts slapped hateful poster on gay students’ lockers and drafted a “lynch list” to mark their self-concocted “Anti-Gay Day,” students said.