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  • A WI student invents a door protection tool (short video)

    02/24/2018 9:12:38 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/20/2018
    A Wisconsin student used his shop skills to invent a door stopper.
  • Sheriff Israel Was Accused of Corruption,Responded: 'Lions Don't Care About the Opinions of Sheep'

    02/24/2018 7:41:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    REASON.COM ^ | FEB 23, 2018 | ROBBY SOAVE
    When Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel Was Accused of Corruption, He Responded: 'Lions Don't Care About the Opinions of Sheep' Israel reportedly hired his political supporters to do outreach for the police. Robby Soave|Feb. 23, 2018 2:16 pm Scott IsraelMichael Laughlin/ZUMA Press/NewscomBroward County Sheriff Scott Israel—the man whose agency failed to prevent the Parkland massacre despite having received a tip last November that Nikolas Cruz was plotting a mass shooting—has been accused of public corruption. Two years ago, the Sun Sentinel reported that Israel was rewarding top political supporters by giving them and their family members cushy jobs doing public...
  • Police Chief Says Some Detroit Teachers Should Be Armed

    02/23/2018 4:11:48 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    WWJ ^ | February 23, 2018 | Greg Bowman
    In the wake of this month’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla., Detroit Police Chief James Craig said he is open to the idea of some teachers being armed with guns in classrooms. “Certainly, there should be a very thorough vetting process,” ... “When I talk about vetting, I mean someone who is trained, someone who is responsible, the rigors associated with someone in a school environment. It could be an ex-military, ex-police officer; some of those folks are teachers, as an example.” Craig likened the vetting process to that of airlines following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, in that...
  • West Virginia Teacher's Work Stoppage will Continue Through Monday

    02/23/2018 4:32:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Feb 23, 2018 | WOWK
    CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - The West Virginia Education Association and American Federation of Teachers leaders say the statewide work stoppage will continue. Schools across West Virginia will be closed on Monday. The AFT-West Virginia, West Virginia Education Association, and the West Virginia School Service Personnel Association released the following statement:
  • Broward sheriff's deputies will carry rifles...[David Hogg/Emma Gonzalez Didn't Give Permission!]

    02/22/2018 12:11:06 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    sun-sentinel ^ | David Fleshler and Lisa J. Huriash
    Deputies guarding schools in Broward County will carry rifles, including AR-15s, under an order issued Wednesday by Broward Sheriff Scott Israel. Israel said the order applies only to deputies qualified on rifles and has the support of Broward schools Superintendent Robert Runcie after the Parkland school shooting.
  • Top 10 Benefits of Armed School Security Guards

    02/22/2018 11:07:50 AM PST · by doug from upland · 9 replies
    Top 10 Benefits of Armed School Security Guards What is the importance of having armed security around school vicinity? Why should schools employ or deploy armed security guards? Well, below are ten benefits of armed school security guards. On 20 December 2012, 20-year old Adam Lanza opened fire on 26 people, mostly schoolchildren, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Just before the school massacre, Adam had killed his own mother. Adam committed suicide after the shooting, which was recorded to be the second deadliest in US history, behind the 2007 Virginia Polytechnic Institute shootings, which claimed 32 lives....
  • The statistical cost of providing new armed security for public schools

    02/22/2018 9:23:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/22/2018 | Andrew Solomon
    Surprisingly, no one has done this yet, so I did some Googling. Using statistics available from five years ago, there are 98,000 public elementary schools in the United States. There are an additional 26,400 public secondary (high) schools also. This does not include private schools or charter schools (however, one might want to classify those). For now, I will leave private schools out. If you were to have at least two armed guards per school (some of these schools are quite large), and you account for population growth (these stats are five years old), you would get a new overnight...
  • Florida survivors push back after GOP activist says they're 'hijacked by left-wing groups'

    Student survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who are taking the fight for gun control to the state and national level don’t appreciate seeing their organizing efforts being labeled as a left-wing conspiracy. “Their sorrow can very easily be hijacked by left-wing groups who have an agenda,” former Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) told CNN’s “New Day” on Tuesday, specifically naming billionaire and liberal activist George Soros. “Do we really think 17-year-olds on their own are going to plan a nationwide rally?” the conservative activist continued. Incensed students went on the air following Kingston’s remarks to...
  • When Did Schools Become Gun Free Zones?

    02/20/2018 8:21:32 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 28 replies
    self ^ | Feb. 20, 2018 | self
    How did schools become gun free zones? I have seen discussions of arming trained and trusted teachers and coaches here on Free Republic, and also suggested in a Townhall.com article etc., but not much if any discussion in the mainstream media, etc. Was there some law passed requiring that schools become defenseless? Why shouldn't the same rules be applied to banks? Should we really allow armed citizens to prowl the banking premises? Women and children often go to banks! When was the last time there was a mass shooting at a bank? There is only money there, but we allow...
  • Why are Shootings Only at Government-Owned Schools

    02/16/2018 2:09:57 PM PST · by huckfillary · 50 replies
    drhurd.com ^ | February 16, 2018 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    After the Florida school shooting, all you’re going to read and hear are, “Why haven’t we banned guns yet?” or, “When will the madness stop?” Advocates of gun control relentlessly ask these questions not because they know gun bans will prevent school shootings, but because of the questions they do NOT want you to ask. It’s hard in a culture whose intellectual and media agenda is dominated almost completely by leftists who want guns banned to ask these questions. But you still can, and you should. For example: Why do these shootings always and only happen in government-run schools? Clearly,...
  • What's an Education For?

    02/06/2018 7:34:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2018 | Paul Greenberg
    The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names. But what used to go by the honest, simple name of vocational education is now being marketed under the upscale brand of Career Education in keeping with the recurrent rage for rebranding products. This state's educrats and those who confuse multisyllabic mumbo-jumbo with meaning will doubtless love the new label. But why should the rest of us? For this is a step not forward but backward. If the fair-labeling laws applied to the state's educational requirements, this name change would be recognized as the fraud it essentially is....
  • Pa. teacher apologizes for misspelling Hillary Clinton's name to emphasize ‘liar'

    01/31/2018 9:18:24 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 24 replies
    WPXI ^ | Jan. 31, 2018 | uncredited
    SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania teacher has apologized for intentionally misspelling Hillary Clinton's name to emphasize the word "liar" in a sixth-grade student's letter. Shannon Reinard tells The Daily Item her 11-year-old stepdaughter, Mary, asked Shikellamy Middle School teacher Benjamin Attinger for help writing the letter to the former presidential candidate. She wrote the letter and Attinger addressed it Hiliar Rodham Clinton. Her stepmom noticed the misspelling and in a voicemail the teacher said it was "kind of a joke." The Reinard family met with the teacher and school officials on Tuesday. Shannon Reinard says the teacher apologized to...
  • Just 42.9% of Public Elementary and Secondary Schools have an armed guard

    01/29/2018 11:34:53 AM PST · by rogerantone1 · 25 replies
    During the 2015-16 school year, there were 83,600 public elementary and secondary schools. Of those, 35,900 have a sworn law enforcement officer who “routinely” carries a gun. That is only 42.9% of the schools. And not even all this 42.9% had an officer available at their school all the time nor did those officers carry all the time when they were there.
  • Illegal Immigration Destroys American Schools, Hurts Kids The Most

    01/24/2018 2:17:42 PM PST · by Thalean · 27 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | Jan 24, 2017 | Spencer P Morrison
    Chris Cuomo’s Law states: "As a political debate grows longer, the probability that a liberal will argue “think of the children” approaches 1." Cuomo’s Law is a little like Godwin’s Law, except debates involving Hitler are invariably more entertaining. But the principle is the same: the more you argue with liberals, the more likely they are to remind you to “think of the children”—as if doing so ends the debate. The law is named after long-time CNN commentator Chris Cuomo, whose standard refrain when it comes to the illegal immigration debate is “deporting illegals immigrants will break-up families—just think of...
  • DC Mayor Addresses How High School Grads All Got Diplomas Without Meeting Requirements

    01/16/2018 6:44:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Residents in Washington, D.C. are still baffled over how every single student at Ballou High School got their diploma, despite many of them not even showing up to class.It wasn't just one school. Students across the city graduated despite having missed more than 30 days of school in a single course, findings from the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent investigation found. The investigation is still ongoing, but parents' demand for answers prompted city officials to share some initial findings. The city wide audit came after an initial investigation by WAMU and NPR at Ballou, in which they discovered a high rate...
  • AL-QAEDA’S YOUNGER BROTHER RAISING FUNDS TO EXPAND ISLAMIST CHILDREN’S SCHOOL [Florida]

    01/08/2018 4:56:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 8, 2018 | Joe Kaufman
    Radical Muslims indoctrinating kids in South Florida. There are two names prominently found on the Tamarac, Florida-based Alazhar School website. One is that of the school’s principal, Dina Ibrahim, and the other is that of the school’s administrator, imam and finance officer, Trinidad-born Nabil el-Shukri. Recently el-Shukri took to the fundraising site GoFundMe to ask for money for a school expansion project. Given the terror-related background of el-Shukri and the extremism coming from a number of Alazhar teachers, any expansion of the school presents an increased threat to the community. Nabil el-Shukri first arrived in the United States in late...
  • Christian School Punished Over Biblical Teaching on Homosexuality Files Lawsuit Against School..

    01/02/2018 6:13:37 PM PST · by marshmallow · 15 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 1/1/18 | Samuel Smith
    A Christian society in Canada has filed a lawsuit claiming it was punished by a school district for refusing to censor certain biblical references. The Cornerstone Christian Society of Camrose and three parents of the Cornerstone Christian Academy are suing the Battle River School Division No. 31 after the school's agreement with the public school district was unilaterally terminated earlier this year. The lawsuit, filed by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, claims that the Society, which has had held a master agreement with the BRSD to serve as a Christian alternative program since 2009, lost its agreement in June...
  • The Intrusion of White Families Into Bilingual Schools

    12/29/2017 10:08:46 AM PST · by Architect of Avalon · 40 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Dec 28, 2017 | Conor Williams
    Stephanie Lugardo’s second-grade classroom at Academia Antonia Alonso in Wilmington, Delaware, is bubbling. Smiles break out on an array of faces, and the chatter spills out in English and Spanish. This is an incarnation of a new American pluralism, one of the latest iterations of Walt Whitman’s “teeming nation of nations” flowering in “their curiosity and welcome of novelty.” Downstairs, in a kindergarten class, an African American student exclaims to her friend, “I know how to say that in Spanish!” José Aviles, the head of Academia Antonia Alonso, describes the school as a sort of multicultural nirvana. “We tell parents,...
  • Hey, Rahm -- Lay Off Trump and Start Fixing Chicago!

    12/20/2017 7:28:08 AM PST · by PBRCat · 19 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | December 15, 2017 | Steve Cortes
    Rahm Emanuel appeared Tuesday on Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” and wowed the host and audience with his rabid anti-Trump rhetoric. Perhaps jealous of his famous Hollywood power-agent brother, Ari Emanuel, Rahm giddily joined the cacophony of late-night TV anti-Trump snark and, unknowingly, provided Chicagoans a Nero-like vision of a failed leader playing his fiddle as his city smolders, beset by rampant violence, failing schools, and a fleeing population. Chicago’s besieged residents don’t have the luxury of jetting off to New York for TV appearances... they live in some of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the developed world. Part of the...
  • Parents sue school district after their severely bullied 13-year-old daughter hanged herself...

    12/19/2017 10:06:00 AM PST · by Morgana · 91 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Dec. 19, 2017 | Regina F. Graham and Abigail Miller For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Parents sue school district after their severely bullied 13-year-old daughter hanged herself and left behind note 'apologizing for being ugly' The parents of a 13-year-old girl who committed suicide in November after being bullied for two years are suing her school district over a wrongful death claim. Rosalie Avila, 13, hanged herself inside her family's Yucaipa, California home on November 28 and was later declared brain dead before being taken off life support December 4. Her parents, Freddie and Charlene Avila, allege that their eighth-grade daughter was relentlessly bullied at Mesa View Middle School by fellow classmates who...