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  • Cory Booker’s brother opened a school so bad it got shut down. N.J. just gave him a $150K education…

    07/14/2019 11:56:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    NJ Advance Media for NJ.com ^ | July 12, 2019 | Adam Clark
    A thousand miles from Newark, in a tiny old school building tucked behind a Christian church, Cary Booker delivered the bad news. It was spring of 2011, and Omni Prep Academy, the Tennessee charter school co-founded and led by U.S. Sen. Cory Booker’s older brother, could no longer pay its kindergarten and first-grade teachers, the elder Booker announced, according to former teachers who were in the room. The financial woes weren’t a shock — when the school opened the previous fall it provided no books, no curriculum and almost no training for its novice educators, former teachers said in interviews...
  • How To Confront And Cross Examine Incompetent Marxist Educators

    07/12/2019 3:50:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2019 | Mike Adams
    Each summer, I spend several months at Summit Ministries in Manitou Springs, Colorado. While I am here, I give pro-life lectures as well as lectures on student free speech rights. Many of the students who attend Summit’s two-week worldview conferences ask me questions about how best to deal with difficult teachers and professors. Just this morning, a student asked such a question that was so important it requires a column-length response. First, let me supply a little background information. The student in question attends a public high school. Last year, he took a world geography class that was taught by a...
  • Sen. Rubio Taking Steps After Teacher Refuses to Say Holocaust Happened

    07/11/2019 12:33:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    Matt told you about that high school principal in Florida who was recently reassigned for refusing to say matter-of-factly that the Holocaust happened. Last year, in an email exchange with a parent concerned about how the school was educating kids on the Holocaust, Spanish River High School principal William Latson appeared to suggest that it was not exactly a proven historical event.“Not everyone believes the Holocaust happened,” he wrote the mother, according to The Palm Beach Post. “And you have your thoughts, but we are a public school and not all of our parents have the same beliefs.”“I can’t say...
  • NYC Public Students Can Change Gender, Name Without Documentation

    07/08/2019 1:39:01 PM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Jul 2019 | TOM CICCOTTA
    The New York City Department of Education announced recently that all students will be permitted to change their names and genders at will. According to a press release, students at the New York City public school will be permitted to change their name and gender without providing proper legal documentation. Instead of first changing their name at city hall, students will be permitted to change their personal identifiers with the New York City school system itself. However, students will be required to obtain their parent’s permission before requesting a name change. The new policy, which was highlighted this week by...
  • Top Carranza executives ditched their residential zones for ‘whiter’ schools [NYC]

    07/08/2019 9:51:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 6, 2019 | Susan Edelman
    Two of Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza’s top executives ditched their residential zones to get their kids into better — and less diverse — schools, The Post has learned. After moving from Boston to Bay Ridge in August 2015, Cheryl Watson-Harris, the current first deputy chancellor, did not enroll her young­est child in PS 170, Ralph A. Fabrizio, the elementary school for which her home was zoned. Instead, she wrangled her son into PS 185. PS 170 largely serves immigrant children. Its 1,000-student body is 24 percent white and 58 percent Asian, with 32 percent of students learning English. In contrast,...
  • 5 Myths About the State and Local Tax Deduction’s Cap

    06/25/2019 2:21:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Ever since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in late 2017, Democrats and a few Republicans have decried how the law’s $10,000 cap of the state and local tax deduction harms schools, local communities, home values, first responders, and middle-class families. Fast forward almost two years later and these false claims are not going away. House Democrats recently announced a hearing scheduled for Tuesday where many of the common myths are likely to be repeated. Here are a few of the most common misconceptions. Myth #1: The Cap Hurts Middle-Class Taxpayers Before the 2017 tax cut capped the state...
  • Teachers from two Chicago schools 'bullied a special-needs student, 11, relentlessly, calling...

    06/12/2019 11:24:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | June 12, 2019 | Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Teachers from two Chicago schools 'bullied a special-needs student, 11, relentlessly, calling him "stupid" and "dirty," before he attempted to hang himself and was left with permanent brain damage,' lawsuit claims Teachers from two elementary schools in Chicago relentlessly bullied an 11-year-old boy with special needs, calling him names and even physically assaulting him, before he attempted to take his own life, according to a lawsuit filed by the child's mother. Jamari Dent in February tried to hang himself in his bedroom after suffering for more than a year at the hands of both his classmates and teachers,...
  • Upstate mom arrested after confronting 'bullies' at school [South Carolina]

    06/12/2019 3:37:21 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 62 replies
    WSPA News7 ^ | June 11, 2019 | Dianne Lee
    Sponsored by Spartanburg 64° NEWS WEATHER SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT COMMUNITY REPORT IT! ABOUT US CW News Upstate mom arrested after confronting 'bullies' at school By: Diane Lee Posted: Jun 11, 2019 06:29 PM EDT Updated: Jun 12, 2019 05:32 AM EDT 54 A Simpsonville mom was arrested after she said she confronted the children who were bullying her son. "I'm not right in my actions, but I'm right in standing up for my son," Jamie Rathburn said. Greenville County Schools said the district was not the one who called police. District officials believe it was a concerned parent who saw a...
  • California's sex ed guidelines are 'shocking' and 'medically risky' for kids, teacher says

    06/06/2019 3:21:33 PM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | May 29, 2019 | Melissa Barnhart
    California’s controversial new sex ed guidance contains medically risky advice that reads like it was written by a college fraternity, says a former public school teacher who’s been helping parents mobilize against the curriculum. “It’s shocking,” Rebecca Friedrichs, the founder of For Kids & Country, said in an interview with The Christian Post when describing the condom relay races 10- and 11-year-old girls have been participating in at schools where, in front of boys, they’re taught how to put a condom on a model of an erect adult male penis. Students as young as 11, she warned, are also being...
  • Bipartisan senators introduce bill to fix problem of teacher debt

    05/26/2019 4:03:45 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 13, 2019 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Sens. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) introduced a bill Monday aiming to tackle the problem of teacher debt. The bill, the Consider Teachers Act of 2019, amends the TEACH grant program to resolve problems where some of those grants were inadvertently converted into loans that must be paid back with interest. "The TEACH grant is an important program to incentivize teachers to serve in neglected communities, but 12 years of poor government management has turned these grants into groans for thousands of teachers," Braun said in a statement."To show our appreciation for America's great teachers, let's get off...
  • Teach the Bible in public schools so that students can learn to better understand the world

    05/21/2019 11:39:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 15, 2019 | Chuck Stetson
    Teach the Bible in public schools so that students can learn to better understand the world around them. ( Full title). Most of the recent discussions about teaching the Bible in school miss the key points. First, teaching the Bible in public schools is important for students because, without knowledge of the Bible, students can’t fully understand the English language, English literature, history, art, music or culture. For example, there are over 1,200 documented references to the Bible in Shakespeare’s 36 plays. If you don’t know the Bible, you really can’t understand Shakespeare. You can’t get past the first sentence...
  • Vanity Post- need help

    05/14/2019 11:39:02 AM PDT · by MissEdie · 70 replies
    self | 5/14/2019 | MissEdie
    My daughter is getting bullied at her school- we have spoken to the teachers, principals, and parents about it. My husband was in the Principal's office just this morning again talking about it. When I picked her up from school, she tells me she got hit and punched by a classmate while the teachers were not supervising the students. My husband and I have taught her to fight back but she's so kind hearted she doesn't want to hurt anybody. I need help finding a good lawyer in SC who can take my case because I know going this route...
  • Northern Va. school systems unite behind transgender student in landmark case

    04/29/2019 3:04:21 PM PDT · by detective · 37 replies
    MSN News ^ | 4/29/2019 | Debbie Truong
    Four Northern Virginia school systems are declaring in court their support for the rights of transgender students, weighing in on a landmark case involving a teenager embroiled in a years-long legal fight over his attempt to use the boysÂ’ restroom at his high school. The school boards in the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church, and Fairfax and Arlington counties, said last month in court papers that they stand behind Gavin Grimm, a transgender teen who sued the school board in Gloucester County, Va., after he was barred from the boysÂ’ restroom. GrimmÂ’s case, which ascended to the Supreme Court...
  • Bus full of children set alight by angry driver in Italy (Guess where he originally came from)

    03/20/2019 9:57:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03/20/2019
    MILAN, March 20 (Reuters) - A bus full of school children was set on fire by its driver in the outskirts of Milan on Wednesday in an apparent protest against migrant drownings in the Mediterranean, Italian authorities said. All the children managed to escape unhurt before the bus was engulfed in flames. Police said the driver was an Italian of Senegalese origin. “He shouted ‘Stop the deaths at sea, I’ll carry out a massacre’,” spokesman Marco Palmieri quoted the driver as telling police after his arrest. A video posted on Italian news sites showed the driver ramming the bus into...
  • New US History Textbook Raises Anti-Trump Red Flags About 'Not-Very-Hidden Racism' of His Voters

    04/21/2019 1:33:37 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 71 replies
    CBN ^ | 4/18/19
    A new Advanced Placement American history textbook is raising red flags because of its anti-Trump language and its suggestion that Trump supporters are racist. By the People: A History of the United States is the newest edition of a Pearson Education history book that could be made available to high school students if school districts opt to use it. The book has not yet been distributed to students but has been introduced to teachers to see if they would want to use it as part of their curriculum in the next couple of years. Tarra Snyder, a student at Rosemount...
  • USA Schools Starting To Implement A DragQueen Story Hour For Elementary Students!

    04/18/2019 6:39:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Tommy Sotomayor News Raw ^ | APRIL 18, 2019 | Tommy Sotomayor
    USA Schools Starting To Implement A DragQueen Story Hour For Elementary Students! video is 25 minutes but worth watching!
  • Schools are cracking down on apps that let parents listen in on students

    04/17/2019 6:11:28 AM PDT · by bgill · 41 replies
    kxan ^ | April 17, 2019 | Chris Davis
    Parents have been using apps and GPS devices to keep track of their kids for years, but now a local school district wants to prohibit parents from using one feature while their students are in school. Lake Travis ISD's board will vote Wednesday on a policy change to prevent parents from using devices to listen in to their kids while they're at school. It's a legal issue, the district told KXAN. Parents who are discreetly listening in to their kids might also be listening in on other children, and in addition to raising privacy concerns, the practice could violate federal...
  • Why You Should Home School Your Kids

    04/14/2019 7:36:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    Return To Tradition ^ | October 1, 2018 | Return To Tradition
    Why You Should Home School Your Kids 17 min video
  • Alabama bill would require schools to start day with Pledge of Allegiance

    04/09/2019 11:16:10 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 9 2019 | Louis Casiano
    An Alabama lawmaker introduced a bill last week to make sure the Pledge of Allegiance stays in public schools. Republican House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter found out his grandchild’s school wasn’t reciting the pledge every morning, despite a state Board of Education requirement, AL.com reported. House Bill 339 would transfer authority over the pledge from the school board.
  • States Assail Trump Admin’s “Edible Lunch” Policy [semi-satire]

    04/08/2019 12:08:51 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 April 2019 | John Semmens
    Six states and the District of Columbia are suing the Trump Administration for its reversal of the Obama-era rules on school lunches. New York Attorney General Letitia James mocked “the scientifically unsound argument that the rules imposed by the prior administration were a failure because so much of the food ended up tossed out by the students.” “Whether the students eat the food is not the government’s responsibility,” James asserted. “This is still a free country. We can lead each student to a nutritionally balanced meal, but we can’t make him eat it. Even if the food is rejected and...