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  • Fox: These cuts to education are devastating(Fake News)

    05/26/2017 5:46:10 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 21 replies
    NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ^ | May 26, 2017 | President, NEA. Lily Eskelsen García
    Wherever you live in this country you will be impacted by these devastating cuts.These are billions and billions of dollars.
  • Schools Have Become Indoctrination Centers and are Using Children to Spy on Their Parents

    05/26/2017 1:59:38 PM PDT · by davikkm · 28 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    When teachers begin asking children about their parents’ political beliefs and affiliations, the problem of State interference has gone too far. And when children are encouraged to be ashamed of their parents’ beliefs, it has all too many ramifications and reminders of modern history’s political purges and darkest days. This is not a localized issue. Indoctrination is taking place in schools all over the world. It’s happening in the UK to children of Brexiteers, it’s happening in the US to children of Christians, and it’s happening throughout the Islamic world in Madrassas, shaping young minds into weapons of hate. The...
  • Why getting rid of grades would help rich students — and hurt poor ones

    05/13/2017 3:48:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Catherine Rampell
    Think grade inflation has made grades less meaningful? A consortium of 100 elite prep schools agrees. But rather than impose stricter grading curves, these schools plan to eliminate grades altogether. “People are nonstandard,” says D. Scott Looney, head of Cleveland’s Hawken School and founder and board chair of the new Mastery Transcript Consortium. “They grow and evolve in the world in nonstandard ways. Distilling that down to a simple common number like a GPA shaves off a lot of humanity in that journey.” These are not artsy-fartsy alternative schools; the consortium includes some of the most famous pressure-cooker private institutions...
  • Why Our Children Don’t Think There Are Moral Facts

    03/03/2015 4:35:14 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/2/15 | Justin P. McBrayer
    What would you say if you found out that our public schools were teaching children that it is not true that it’s wrong to kill people for fun or cheat on tests? Would you be surprised? I was. As a philosopher, I already knew that many college-aged students don’t believe in moral facts. While there are no national surveys quantifying this phenomenon, philosophy professors with whom I have spoken suggest that the overwhelming majority of college freshmen in their classrooms view moral claims as mere opinions that are not true or are true only relative to a culture. What I...
  • Why Our Children Don’t Think There Are Moral Facts

    03/03/2015 12:09:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 2, 2015 | JUSTIN P. MCBRAYER
    What would you say if you found out that our public schools were teaching children that it is not true that it’s wrong to kill people for fun or cheat on tests? Would you be surprised? I was. As a philosopher, I already knew that many college-aged students don’t believe in moral facts. While there are no national surveys quantifying this phenomenon, philosophy professors with whom I have spoken suggest that the overwhelming majority of college freshman in their classrooms view moral claims as mere opinions that are not true or are true only relative to a culture. What I...
  • Teen Was Sexually Harassed at School — Then Asked to Take a Vow of Silence

    05/12/2017 2:37:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    yahoo ^ | May 12, 2017 | Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy
    A 16-year-old high school student isn’t pleased about the way her school handled her recently reported incident of on-the-premises sexual harassment — and took to Twitter to make her feelings known. “So you get sexually harassed at school and all you get is a contract??” Alyssa Wilson, a junior at Las Vegas High School in Nevada, tweeted on Tuesday, along with a photo of the “No Contact Contract” she says she was asked to sign by the school as a solution. Her tweet has sparked comments of empathy and curiosity and more than 800 likes, and has been shared more...
  • Shocking video shows how boy, eight, was assaulted and left unconscious on a school bathroom...

    05/12/2017 2:18:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 12, 2017 | Associated Press and Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Shocking video shows how boy, eight, was assaulted and left unconscious on a school bathroom floor while classmates kicked and laughed at him for FIVE MINUTES - two days before he committed suicide Cincinnati school officials have released disturbing surveillance video which reveals how a January 24 locker room assault left an eight-year-old unconscious two days before he hanged himself. The video, shot from a hallway camera at Carson Elementary School shows Gabriel Taye being pulled to the ground by another student in a bathroom and left lying for over five minutes while other boys crowd over his...
  • Eight-year-old killed himself just two days after he was beaten unconscious by a classmate in....

    05/11/2017 2:10:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 81 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 11, 2017 | Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Eight-year-old killed himself just two days after he was beaten unconscious by a classmate in school bathrooms An eight-year-old boy committed suicide just two days after he was beaten unconscious by his Ohio classmates. Gabriel 'Gabe' Taye was found hanging in his bedroom by his heartbroken mother Cornelia Reynolds on January 26. At the time, officials at Carson Elementary School told her there was no evidence of bullying and that Gabe has simply fainted. Scroll down for video
  • America Invaded: The Insanity of the Liberal Left

    05/11/2017 7:42:59 AM PDT · by BogusTimes · 15 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 5/11/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    “Any man under 30 who is not a liberal has no heart, and any man over 30 who is not a conservative has no brains.” — attributed to Winston Churchill There comes a point after reading dozens if not hundreds of stories of complete and utter leftist insanity when you can’t help but wonder if there’s a pod plantation and we’re living through a real life Invasion of the Body Snatchers. That was a movie that came out in 1978 (the remake from the 1950s film) about extra-terrestrials that took over people’s bodies as they slept and replaced them with...
  • CPS needs $596M, not $129M, to finish year, top mayoral aide says ( Chicago )

    05/10/2017 3:45:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 05/09/2017 | Santiago Covarrubias
    It's going to take much more money to keep Chicago's schools open through June than previously revealed, top Emanuel budget aide Carole Brown says. The Chicago Public Schools actually need $596 million to keep schools open the rest of the school year, and not just the $129 million officials have publicly discussed, a top aide to Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday. ... Brown said all options are on the table to find the cash needed to stave off an early closing of schools that CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has warned might be needed but that Emanuel has ruled out to...
  • Let Them Eat Salt

    05/03/2017 9:51:12 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 36 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | May 2, 2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Trump admin provides flexibility from Michelle Obama lunch! The Trump administration is allowing kids 300 more milligrams of salt in their school lunches. In one of his first acts as secretary of agriculture, Sonny Perdue announced his department was moving to "Make School Meals Great Again" by giving schools greater flexibility in complying with former First Lady Michelle Obama's lunch rules. Perdue, the former governor of Georgia, announced the changes on Monday during a visit to a Virginia elementary school. Schools can now provide an additional 320 mgs more sodium in school lunches, on average, and the government can now...
  • CONSEQUENCES: Mizzou Loses More Students, Will Shut Down 3 More Dorms

    04/28/2017 10:40:56 AM PDT · by scooby321 · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/28/2017 | Jim Hoft
    The University of Missouri has no one to blame for their current crisis but their own leadership. After the campus protests of 2016, they could have corrected course. Instead they did nothing to address the problem and now they’re paying the price. Mizzou enrollment plunge continues: Three more dorms shutting down next year
  • ‘Embarrassing’ details on Marble Falls High students mistakenly emailed out (TX)

    04/27/2017 7:47:41 AM PDT · by bgill · 24 replies
    kxan ^ | April 26, 2017 | Andy Jechow
    An email sent by the Marble Falls High School principal to senior students inadvertently included student identification numbers, which could possibly be used to learn a student’s school-issued Google account and lunch account password, the school said...The spreadsheet included information as to why some seniors were ineligible to go on the trip...Segovia, his name was on the list because he is failing a class. “It is quite embarrassing
  • Cops: Girl, 14, impregnated by South Philly soccer coach who paid her for sex

    04/21/2017 9:56:59 PM PDT · by Phillyred · 45 replies
    Cops: Girl, 14, impregnated by South Philly soccer coach who paid her for sex Special Offer for Philly.com Readers Philly.com logo News — Crime Cops: Girl, 14, impregnated by South Philly soccer coach who paid her for sex Updated: APRIL 20, 2017 — 5:45 PM EDT 1060 REPRINTS Francisco-Prado-Contreras Camera icon PHILADELPHIA POLICE Francisco Prado-Contreras is facing charges that include statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, corruption of a minor and related offenses. by Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer @FarFarrAway | farrs@phillynews.com A South Philadelphia soccer coach paid money to have sex with a girl on his team when she was...
  • 10-year-old with autism arrested at Florida school

    04/21/2017 8:18:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 184 replies
    cnn ^ | April 21, 2017 | Jacqueline Howard, CNN
    CNN)When John Haygood, a 10-year-old boy with autism, was arrested last week at a school in Florida, he kept repeating that he didn't know what was happening, as seen in shaky cellphone video taken by his mother. "I don't know what's going on. I don't understand," he cried out. In the video, his hands are cuffed as two officers escort him to the back seat of a police car. His mother, Luanne Haygood, followed behind them while recording the incident on her phone. In the video, John appears distraught, and yells some profanities. Luanne is heard in the video speaking...
  • Utah Lawmakers Pass Measure Calling on Congress to Abolish U.S. Education Department

    04/08/2017 4:10:39 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 8, 2017 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The Utah state legislature has passed a joint resolution calling for a return to federalism in general, and, in particular, the end of the federal Education Department. The measure passed the Utah State House with a vote of 60-14, and the State Senate, 20-1. It was enrolled on March 17. The measure specifically urges that Congress end the federal Education Department and block grant funds for education to the states: WHEREAS, the [federalism] Commission received the following summary of federal overreach: EDUCATION •Recognize that education is not a power delegated to the federal government under the Constitution, it is reserved...
  • Girls’ Track Team Totally Fine With Huge Dude Joining Their Team

    04/07/2017 11:32:10 AM PDT · by kevcol · 73 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | April 7, 2017 | Amber Randall
    Andraya Yearwood, a freshman boy who identifies as a girl, recently joined Cromwell High School’s female track team, reports the Hartford Courant. . . . Yearwood’s school district gave him permission to participate on the girls’ team. He is considering sexual reassignment surgery to transition to female and plans to take puberty and hormone blockers.
  • California High School Replaces Mirrors in Girls’ Bathroom With Positive Message Signs

    04/05/2017 8:51:22 AM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 4, 2017 | David Rutz
    A high school in California has replaced all the mirrors in its girls' bathroom with positive signs that say messages like "You're strong enough" and "You are beautiful." Laguna Hills High School student Sabrina Astle, 17, a member of the Kindess Club, came up with the idea to have students read happy thoughts rather than look at their own reflections.
  • ACLU policy advocate: Don’t give guns to school police

    04/04/2017 2:45:27 PM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies
    guns.com ^ | April 3, 2017 | Andrew Shepperson
    The American Civil Liberties Union does not want school police to be armed. In an opinion piece published by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, ACLU of Pennsylvania senior policy advocate Harold Jordan calls for the disarming of school police. The article has been posted on the ACLU’s website and also tweeted out by the organization. School police are currently not armed in Pittsburgh, and Jordan and the ACLU are just fine with that. “Having officers patrol the hallways with firearms sends a negative message to students,” Jordan writes. “It makes many students feel that they are being treated like suspects. It...
  • Whoopi Defends Schools Giving Girls Birth Control Because They 'Don't Teach Sex Ed'

    04/04/2017 2:16:00 PM PDT · by kevcol · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 4, 2017 | Kristine Marsh
    Tuesday on The View, host Whoopi Goldberg was adamant that schools needed to provide free birth control to teenagers without parental consent, because they “don’t teach sex education at school.” Whoopi first made this strange allegation on a February 2 show, when she said that a school shouldn’t have to notify parents before putting condoms in the boys' and girls' bathrooms. . . . Whoopi shared an angry mother’s story where the woman found out her 16-year-old daughter received a hormonal birth control implant while on a school trip to a health clinic. While the mother apparently gave her consent...