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  • K-12: No Joy In Reading. That's the Plan.

    03/24/2017 11:21:34 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 68 replies
    americanthinker ^ | March 24, 2017 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    If you look at how reading is taught in the U.S., children are taught stupidly and then some. Every technique that will make reading difficult and unpleasant is employed. To start with, Sight-words are the worst way to start. Instead of learning letters and the sounds they represent, children memorize graphic designs. Rudolf Flesch said that eleven studies had been conducted; all found that phonics is superior. (So the Education Establishment has always known that if you want a society to have low literacy, you will promote Sight-words. And that is what they relentlessly do.) Children who rely entirely on...
  • Christians Urged to Pull Children From Public Schools

    03/24/2017 5:03:59 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 58 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 March 2017 | Alex Newman
    The warning was clear: Christian parents should pull their children out of public schools, now, to protect them from spiritual damage, extreme indoctrination, and other serious problems. Pastors and churches should work to encourage that “exodus,” helping and encouraging families to put their kids in homeschools or private Christian schools as quickly as possible. The alternative will be the continued decline of the church in America and an acceleration of the nation's decline. That was the explosive message of an evangelical ministry leader speaking as a guest this week on one of America's top Christian radio programs.Dr. James Dobson, one...
  • Pennsylvania junior sues his school district because he felt ‘embarrassed’ after seeing a.....

    03/21/2017 4:28:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 21, 2017 | AP
    FULL TITLE: Pennsylvania junior sues his school district because he felt ‘embarrassed’ after seeing a transgender teen change in the boys’ locker room A Pennsylvania high school student on Tuesday sued his school district, saying its transgender-friendly policy constitutes sexual harassment and a violation of privacy. The action, filed Tuesday with the Eastern District of Pennsylvania federal court, comes a few weeks after the Trump administration rescinded Obama-era regulations that had instructed schools to allow students to use bathrooms and locker rooms in line with their expressed gender identity as opposed to their sex assigned at birth. In October, the...
  • Census: Half of kids in top 700 school systems from immigrant homes, 30% illegally

    03/18/2017 6:21:58 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 52 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 3/16/17 | PAUL BEDARD
    Children of immigrants, many in the United States illegally, make up the bulk of students in 700 of the biggest school areas, a huge and unexpected wave that is changing education and society in America, according to a groundbreaking new report. Using Census Bureau statistics and Google Maps, the Center for Immigration Studies found that in areas including northern Virginia, New York City and Houston, children of immigrants made up to 93 percent of all students. "The number of children from immigrant households in schools is now so high in some areas that it raises profound questions about assimilation," said...
  • WTF? 23 Percent of Students in Public Schools are Illegal! America Is A Welfare Country

    03/17/2017 2:08:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    The Doctor Of Common Sense ^ | march 17, 2017 | ET Williams
    WTF? 23 Percent of Students in Public Schools are Illegal! America Is A Welfare Country
  • 4 local students carrying pro-Trump signs suspended following confrontation (Michigan)

    03/14/2017 7:37:35 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    ABC News WZZM ^ | 3/9/2017 | David Bailey
    <p>GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Four students at Grand Rapids Christian High School were suspended for two days after holding signs supporting President Donald Trump's immigration policies.</p> <p>The students who were disciplined made signs that read "Trump" and "Build the Wall". Video the 13 Watchdog team obtained shows the teenagers attempting to pose for pictures in front of a banner “Immigrants are a Blessing Not a Burden." The video shows a teacher rushing over to stop them after each pulled a piece of paper out of their pockets intending to be signs.</p>
  • The Number of Children in L.A. Is Shrinking — Which Could Be a Disaster

    03/09/2017 4:41:20 AM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    LA Weekly, ^ | MARCH 2, 2017 | HILLEL ARON
    LAUSD .. schools are under-enrolled. "There are places where we have schools that are basically four blocks away from each other — and at a time, that made sense," Rodriguez says. Now, he says, "Buildings built for 1,000 kids may have something like 400. "It's expensive." ... Today, LAUSD's enrollment is around 514,000, a number that the district estimates will fall below half a million by 2018. But L.A. Unified's costs have not gone down. They've gone up. This year's $7.59 billion budget is half a billion dollars more than last year's. The nation's second largest school district is facing...
  • A day without women? Teacher protest shuts US city schools

    03/08/2017 1:37:57 PM PST · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 3/8/17 | Marc Antoine BAUDOUX/ afp
    Alexandria (United States) (AFP) - What does a day without women look like? The city of Alexandria, Virginia, just outside the US capital, found out on Wednesday as an avalanche of teacher requests for time off to mark International Women's Day forced it to close down its entire public school district. Alexandria's unprecedented decision -- announced two days ahead of time to give parents time to plan for the disruption -- appeared to be broadly well received in the progressive northern Virginia city.
  • Close Failing Public Schools? Not In Michigan

    03/07/2017 1:26:32 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/4/2017 | Tom Gantert
    A publication called Bridge Magazine, produced by The Center for Michigan, recently posted this headline: “Michigan shuts down bad schools. Leading states build them up.” Except, the state of Michigan has never shut down a conventional public school for poor academic progress. In contrast, while the media and school choice critics routinely accuse Michigan’s charter schools of being under-regulated and insufficiently accountable, when these schools failed to make the grade, some have been closed. Since the first charters opened here in the early 1990s, 106 have closed their doors. Poor academic performance was listed as a reason in 27 of...
  • State Superintendent Claims First-Year Teachers Make $28K—We Can't Find Them

    02/27/2017 5:44:20 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 20 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/26/2017 | Tom Gantert
    Michigan’s current superintendent of public instruction claimed in a news article that first-year teachers in the state earn $28,000 a year. Superintendent Brian Whiston made his comment in an article in the Feb. 10 edition of MIRS News. If any full-time Michigan public school teacher is paid that amount, it would be an extremely rare instance. There were 540 Michigan public school districts in 2015-16, not counting charter schools. Michigan Capitol Confidential has reviewed hundreds of those districts’ union contracts and has not yet seen a starting salary under $30,000. The Michigan Department of Education didn’t return an email that...
  • Parents Demand an End to Islamic Teachings in Public School

    02/26/2017 12:19:39 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 52 replies
    patriotnewsdaily ^ | 21 Feb 2017
    Parents in Chatham, New Jersey are demanding answers from the local board of education as it pertains to what their children are being taught in their 7th grade social studies class. According to Nancy Gayer and Libby Hilsenrath, their children are being given lessons about Islam that would never be acceptable if they were about Christianity. In fact, Gayer said at a board meeting on Monday, her son was specifically chastised a few years ago when he gave a PowerPoint presentation that briefly mentioned his religious views. Gayer said he was told to stop “proselytizing” when he included a Bible...
  • Cities, counties and schools feel sharply increasing pension costs

    02/25/2017 6:21:44 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | February 25, 2017 | Dan Walters
    The impact of ever-higher pension costs on California’s local governments, particularly cities, has been evident for years. Pension burdens contributed to the recent bankruptcies of three cities and more are feeling the pinch.
  • Schools Country-Wide Ordered to Stop Immigration Agents from Entering Schools Without Warrant

    02/23/2017 9:07:41 PM PST · by detective · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Feb 2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Schools around the country have decided to take a stand against President Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration. The Chicago Public School District have told principals in the state to stop immigration agents from entering schools without a criminal warrant, the Daily Mail reported. Chicago Public Schools, the third-largest school district in the nation, took one of the boldest stances against Trump’s immigration policies out of the school districts in the country that have announced measures to protect students who are living in the United States illegally.
  • Parents question seventh-grade lesson on Islam

    02/21/2017 9:11:50 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 29 replies
    New Jersey Hills Media Group ^ | 02/10/2017 | KATHY SHWIFF
    Two parents raised questions about the way seventh-graders are taught about Islam during the school board meeting Thursday, Feb. 6. Borough residents Nancy Geyer and Libby Hilsenrath said the social studies curriculum includes two videos and other materials that go in-depth about Islamic practices, prayer and holidays and display the statement, “There is no God except Allah.” {..snip..}
  • Lowest Performing Schools Get the Most Money

    02/20/2017 5:32:01 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 11 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/17/2017 | Ben DeGrow
    In some circles, the myth persists that more money automatically translates into better education results. At a recent legislative hearing to explore changes to the state’s failing-schools law, one education official made a claim that collapses under a brief examination. According to MIRS News, Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood, D-Taylor, posed a question to a panel of witnesses about the relationship between funding and performance. But if the implication of his question was failing schools need more money before they can be fixed, the evidence is against him. The recently released final evaluation of the U.S. Department of Education’s $7 billion School...
  • The student Left’s culture of intolerance is creating a new generation of conservatives

    02/17/2017 9:23:22 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/17/2017 | CHARLIE PETERS
    Student demands for censorship get a lot of coverage. Spiked Online’s Free Speech University Rankings, now in its third annual edition, argues that there is a “crisis of free speech on campus”. By analysing the censorious policies and actions that have taken place on British campuses, Spiked concluded that 63.5 per cent of universities actively censor speech and 30.5 per cent stifle speech through excessive regulation. You can barely go a few days without encountering a new op-ed covering censorship on campus. Maajid Nawaz describes the students demanding censorship as members of the “regressive left”. Milo Yiannopoulos calls them “snowflakes”....
  • California Schools Cut Meat, Cheese From Lunches To Fight Global Warming

    02/15/2017 4:05:43 PM PST · by lowbridge · 49 replies
    Daily caller ^ | February 15, 2017 | Andrew Follett
    Oakland schools partnered with the environmental group Friends of the Earth (FOE) to fight global warming by making student lunches climate-friendly. FOE gave kids a lunch menu designed to eliminate foods it says are “unsustainable for our planet.” The new menu features far less meat and more plant-based food. Any meat or cheese the school did use came from “pastured, organic dairy cows.” The student’s lunch menu went from beef hot dogs and pepperoni pizza to vegan stir fry tofu and vegan tostadas. The new FOE-approved menu served meat and cheese-less frequently and reduced the portion sizes. “This is a...
  • Cursive writing could become required for Ohio students

    02/15/2017 9:41:24 AM PST · by Morgana · 62 replies
    wowk ^ | Feb. 15, 2017 | wowk
    COLUMBUS (WCMH) – A Columbus-area state representative has introduced legislation that could make cursive writing a requirement in Ohio schools. Rep. Andrew Brenner, R-Powell and Rep. Marilyn Slaby, R-Akron introduced HB 58 on Monday. The bill adds the following to the state’s educational requirements:
  • Video: Bangor teachers, staff play game of 'marry, kill' about students

    02/15/2017 7:25:09 AM PST · by Elvina · 46 replies
    WZZM ABC 13 ^ | 2/14/17 | Andrew Krietz
    BANGOR, MICH. - A video showing a group of Bangor teachers and staff making inappropriate comments about students prompted a school secretary to resign. The commentary, heard in a six-minute video posted Monday, Feb. 13, to YouTube, shows a group of adults sitting around a table at the Bangor Tavern Bar and Grill. Such comments from seven involved Bangor Public Schools faculty include ratings of who they'd have sex with, marry, or kill.
  • Are the Dems using School System Databases to directly recruit students?

    02/10/2017 6:00:04 PM PST · by Right-wing Librarian · 17 replies
    TruNews ^ | February 10, 2017 | Rick Wiles
    Parent reports her young child directly contacted by non-school groups (via school's student email address) inviting them to join and learn how to become an activist ("It's fun") and "protect themselves" against Donald Trump. Program is entitled: "Rick Wiles, Japan Relocates Jobs to America to Flee Fukushima Meltdown". She calls in and describes how they are doing it. Listen beginning at the 1:06:29 marker.
  • Education Secretary DeVos blocked from entering school by protesters

    02/10/2017 3:24:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 10, 2017 | John Sexton
    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was invited to a meeting at Jefferson Middle School Academy Friday morning by the Washington, D.C. teacher’s union. However, when she arrived for the meeting, a handful of protesters took up positions on a narrow stairway and blocked her path. Video of the incident was captured by WJLA reporter Sam Sweeney: (VIDEO-AND-TWEET-AT-LINK) As DeVos turned away from the blocked stairway, a man holding a Black Lives Matter sign ran after her saying, “Keep giving money to Senators and buying your way to the position, you should be so proud of yourself.” DeVos got back in her...
  • 'Unregulated' Charter Schools? 13 Things You Did Not Know

    02/10/2017 10:37:05 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/2/2017 | Tom Gantert
    Michigan charter schools are among the most regulated schools in the country, according to the Michigan Association of Public School Academies. Here are 13 rules and laws the association says charter schools in this state must follow: Michigan law requires a charter school to be closed if it is in the bottom 5 percent of state public schools in academic achievement three years in a row. Charter school authorizers hold charter schools accountable to the requirements spelled out in a legally binding contract. The contract covers expectations and goals for the school. Charter schools can limit enrollment based only on...
  • All (Chicago Public Schools) students sent home with letter accusing Gov. Rauner of ‘cheating’ kids

    02/08/2017 9:16:57 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 12 replies
    WGN ^ | 2-7-2017 | Ben Bradley
    Intense rhetoric between Chicago democrats and Illinois’ republican governor is nothing new, but some parents are upset it is now being played out in a letter sent home with their kids. Chicago Public Schools officials sent home a letter with all 381,000 students blasting Gov. Bruce Rauner and ignoring any role democrats may have played in the state’s budget woes. The “Dear Parents” letter begins by stating “Governor Bruce Rauner, just like President Trump, has decided to attack those who need the most help.” Twice the letter accuses Gov. Rauner of “cheating” children. Once it says the governor “stole” from...
  • All CPS students sent home with letter accusing Gov. Rauner of ‘cheating’ kids

    02/08/2017 6:51:08 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 23 replies
    CHICAGO — Intense rhetoric between Chicago democrats and Illinois’ republican governor is nothing new, but some parents are upset it is now being played out in a letter sent home with their kids. Chicago Public Schools officials sent home a letter with all 381,000 students blasting Gov. Bruce Rauner and ignoring any role democrats may have played in the state’s budget woes. The “Dear Parents” letter begins by stating “Governor Bruce Rauner, just like President Trump, has decided to attack those who need the most help.” Twice the letter accuses Gov. Rauner of “cheating” children. Once it says the governor...
  • Ann Arbor Schools: First There Is No Teacher Merit Pay, Then There Is

    02/06/2017 7:37:43 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/2/2017 | Tom Gantert
    A spokesman for Ann Arbor Public Schools says that even though the district has no documents establishing a teacher merit pay system as required by state law, effective teachers there are still rewarded. The comments came after the district denied a Freedom of Information Act on Dec. 21 — the same day it was received — asking for records of its merit pay system. The district said no such records existed. But district spokesman Andrew Cluley said Ann Arbor teachers do receive some merit pay. "Ann Arbor Public Schools has had merit pay for many years," Cluley said in an...
  • DeVos, Charters, School Choice Threaten Democratic Party Finances

    02/01/2017 6:57:59 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/30/2017 | Tom Gantert
    In its coverage of the U.S. Senate confirmation hearing on President-elect Donald Trump's pick for education secretary, The New York Times’ headline read: “Betsy DeVos’s Education Hearing Erupts Into Partisan Debate.” To understand how politics took center stage in a hearing about education requires understanding the influence unions have on elections and the interests that Democratic politicians support. State and national public school employee unions have been among the most vocal critics of DeVos’s nomination because of her long history of supporting school choice. In addition to enabling parents to choose their own children’s educational path, choice undercuts the financial...
  • National School Choice Week

    01/25/2017 8:50:01 AM PST · by outofsalt · 8 replies
    schoolchoiceweek.com ^ | 1/2017 | Website
    National School Choice Week Held every January, National School Choice Week shines a spotlight on effective education options for every child. Independently planned by a diverse coalition of individuals, schools and organizations, NSCW features thousands of special events across the country. The Week is a nonpartisan and nonpolitical public awareness effort. January 22–28, 2017
  • California schools may face cuts amid skyrocketing pension costs

    01/24/2017 7:03:17 AM PST · by george76 · 57 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 23, 2017 | Jill Tucker
    Public schools around California are bracing for a crisis driven by skyrocketing worker pension costs that are expected to force districts to divert billions of dollars from classrooms into retirement accounts, education officials said. The depth of the funding gap became clear to district leaders when they returned from the holiday break: What they contribute to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, known as CalPERS, will likely double within six years, according to state estimates. CalPERS, a public pension fund with $300 billion in assets that is the country’s largest, manages retirement benefits for 1.8 million current and former city,...
  • Michigan School Districts: We Have No Ineffective Teachers

    01/23/2017 12:10:38 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 29 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/19/2017 | Tom Gantert
    Judging by the percentages, the state of Michigan didn’t have one ineffective teacher or administrator last year in the entire public school system, which covers 899 charter schools and conventional school districts. That’s according to the cumulative reports filed by all the state’s public schools after the 2015-16 year. The percentage of teachers and administrators who were given the lowest evaluation was so small that the state rounded it down to zero percent. Districts perform the evaluations and turn them into the state, with the Center for Educational Performance and Information compiling the reports. A 2009 law requires districts to...
  • How Education Secretary DeVos Could Help Michigan Advance Choice

    01/23/2017 5:02:08 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/20/2017 | Tom Gantert
    Betsy DeVos has already been the subject of much media scrutiny as a result of her nomination to be the next U.S. secretary of education. But the most significant test will come on Jan. 11, when the U.S. Senate will hold its confirmation hearing. Critics have repeatedly missed the mark about the record of Michigan charter schools that DeVos’ high-profile policy advocacy has helped to shape. Meanwhile, supporters of school choice have speculated about what she could and should do in a federal cabinet role to advance educational choice and opportunity. The prospects are especially tempting for school choice advocates...
  • Schools scramble to hire bilingual aides as more refugee students arrive

    01/22/2017 3:05:33 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 37 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 21, 2017 | Loretta Kalb
    A surge of refugees to the Sacramento area has transformed San Juan Unified into the local epicenter for students from Afghanistan, Ukraine, Iraq and Syria. As a result, the district has hired non-credentialed bilingual instructional assistants who speak Arabic, Farsi, Dari, Pashto and Ukrainian to help newcomers understand classroom lessons.
  • Obama administration spent billions to fix failing schools, and it didn’t work

    01/22/2017 7:17:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 19, 2017 | Emma Brown
    One of the Obama administration’s signature efforts in education, which pumped billions of federal dollars into overhauling the nation’s worst schools, failed to produce meaningful results, according to a federal analysis. Test scores, graduation rates and college enrollment were no different in schools that received money through the School Improvement Grants program — the largest federal investment ever targeted to failing schools — than in schools that did not.
  • Do teachers actually teach anymore?

    01/19/2017 1:02:50 PM PST · by Kf90 · 70 replies
    1/19/2017 | ME
    My 7 yr old daughter came home from school with a practice study test for her Social Study's test two days prior to the test date. The first night my husband helped her study, asking the questions and my daughter answering from multiple choice answers. The second night, I helped her study and she seemed to struggle with about 6 questions. I asked her if her teacher went over the test or if anything was taught to her about the test at all and my daughter simply said "We just went over the test today." I asked her why and...
  • Seriously? Schools to black out Trump's inaugural address

    01/19/2017 3:01:10 PM PST · by jazusamo · 126 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 19, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    Students at Independence High School in Williamson County, Tennessee, will not be allowed to watch President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration during class on Friday. Senior Olivia Roberts was so surprised by the ban she decided to write a Facebook post that has since gone viral: “To preface this, I am not one to post or debate anything political on Facebook but wanted to hear thoughts on this: I go to public school and we are not allowed to watch the inauguration tomorrow... Teachers are banned to show it. Teachers are also not allowed to discuss anything about politics or religions which...
  • (New York) City Schools Could Lose $500M in Funding Under Trump, Teachers Union Fears

    01/09/2017 5:36:57 AM PST · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    dnainfo.com ^ | January 9, 2017 | Amy Zimmer
    President-elect Donald Trump's vision for a voucher-based education system for low-income students could cost city schools half a billion dollars in lost federal support, according to an analysis from the city’s teachers union released Monday. More than 700,000 students in more than 1,200 city schools could see bigger class sizes, fewer teachers and less enrichment and after-school programs if Trump pulls federal dollars now used for Title 1 funding at public schools with low-income students, the analysis from the United Federation of Teachers found. Many fear that the Trump administration will enlist congressional support to redirect Title 1 funding from...
  • U.K. schools to offer kids sex-change book as transitioning tool

    01/06/2017 8:00:51 AM PST · by kevcol · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 3, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    The United Kingdom’s Department for Education will allow some primary schools to offer students a booklet on “medical transitioning” called “Can I Tell You About Gender Diversity?” LGBT activist CJ Atkinson’s latest book in a the “Can I Tell You About…?” series by Jessica Kingsley Publishers will be offered to students in late January, but the decision has already ignited protests from government officials and religious leaders. The material will be read by children as young as seven years old. . . . “Can I Tell You About Gender Diversity?” includes information on hormone blockers, gender dysphoria, and the use...
  • Why School Districts Are Operating as Landlords ( Colorado and )

    01/06/2017 6:28:38 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 1-6-2017 | Ann Schimke
    Rising housing costs in Colorado are making it hard for teachers to stay in the area, so officials are moving in to help. As Colorado’s housing costs skyrocket, a growing number of school districts, local leaders, and lawmakers are taking steps to make housing more affordable for teachers and staff. For years, resort communities like Aspen, Colorado, and a rural district in the state’s Eastern Plains have leased housing to employees at below-market rates. More recently, subsidized housing for educators has cropped up in pricey urban areas such as San Francisco, Boston, and Baltimore. But lately, Colorado districts big and...
  • A rotten Queens principal may finally be gone — for good

    01/03/2017 7:00:19 PM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 3, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    Well, what do you know? An official who doesn’t deserve her job in a public school actually won’t have it. Last week, Manhattan Judge Manuel Mendez tossed the reinstatement petition of Marcella Sills, a former principal who was fired for being chronically late to school. Why did the judge do that? Because Sills filed her petition . . . late.
  • For First Time Ever, Fewer Michigan Charter Schools

    01/03/2017 10:47:04 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/28/2016 | Tom Gantert
    The appointment of Betsy DeVos to be the U.S. secretary of education has triggered a rash of claims by charter school critics that the state’s charter school landscape is an unregulated free-for-all “Wild West.” This year, however, is the first time since the first Michigan charter school opened in 1993-94 that the number of charter schools in Michigan went down. School choice advocates attribute the reduction in part to the closure of 14 charters over the last three years for academic reasons. The state of Michigan is unable to identify a non-charter public school that has ever been closed due...
  • Catholic Public School Teacher Forced to Facilitate Planned Parenthood Program

    12/30/2016 6:54:17 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies
    life news ^ | 12.28.16
    We recently received a disappointing ruling in the case of Bill Diss, a Portland, Oregon public school teacher who was fired after he objected to facilitating a Planned Parenthood sex education program in his classroom. The judge granted the defendant’s motion for summary judgment, which means the case cannot go before a jury. Life Legal is appealing the decision.Bill Diss became “enemy number one” with his local Planned Parenthood affiliate when he led opposition to a new PP mega-facility in downtown Portland.When Planned Parenthood employees wanted to come into Diss’ classroom to recruit students for their “Teen Outreach Program,” or...
  • School joins Planned Parenthood to destroy award-winning teacher Hearing Thur 11/14 4:00pm Portland

    11/11/2013 1:10:46 PM PST · by Be Careful · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Nov. 8, 2013 | Paul E. Rondeau
    WASHINGTON, November 8, 2013 — Bill Diss is an experienced, highly qualified and popular computer science teacher. On November 14, the Portland school district and Planned Parenthood will try to have him declared unfit to teach.
  • MATH TEACHER ESCORTED OUT BY POLICE, SET TO BE FIRED FOR OPPOSING PLANNED PARENTHOOD

    03/24/2013 12:23:53 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 78 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3/24/13 | http://www.theblaze.com/blog/author/madeleinemorgenstern
    An Oregon public school teacher says he’s on the verge of being fired because of his outspoken views against Planned Parenthood and abortion. Bill Diss, who taught at Benson High School in Portland for 11 years, was placed on paid leave March 19 and recommended for dismissal, the Oregonian reported. That day, the math teacher said he was given a few minutes to collect his things and was escorted from school premises by police, according to the Christian News Network. Diss is a staunch Roman Catholic and blocked two Planned Parenthood workers from entering his classroom in September because, he...
  • 0 URGENT - Russian authorities order closure of Anglo-American School in Moscow

    12/29/2016 3:31:59 PM PST · by Truth29 · 43 replies
    CNNN via Kttv4 ^ | December 29, 2016 | Staff
    (CNN) -- Russian authorities have ordered the Anglo-American School of Moscow to close, as part of retaliation for US sanctions imposed Thursday, a US official briefed on the matter said. The order from the Russian government closes the school, which serves children of US, British and Canadian embassy personnel, to US and foreign nationals. The order also closes access to the US embassy vacation house in Serebryany Bor, near Moscow. Earlier Thursday, the Obama administration, condemning Russia's alleged interference in the election, sanctioned four Russian individuals and five Russian entities. The administration also ordered 35 Russian diplomats to leave the...
  • ‘Pronouns matter!': This School Is Handing Out Pins With Preferred Personal Pronouns

    12/29/2016 1:43:18 PM PST · by kevcol · 90 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | December 29, 2016 | Amber Randall
    The pins read “My pronouns are” followed by either “he, him, his,” “she, her, hers” or “they, them, theirs.” A sign at the library declares that mis-gendering a person can have dangerous consequences and can “invalidate someone’s identity.” “Because gender is, itself, fluid and up to the individual,” the sign reads. “Each person has the right to identify their own pronouns, and we encourage you to ask before assuming someone’s gender. Pronouns matter!”
  • Growing up transgender in NJ

    12/27/2016 6:07:32 PM PST · by Coleus · 53 replies
    bergen record ^ | April 16, 2016 | Abbott Koloff, Andrew Wyrich and Monsy Alvarado
    A 13-year-old transgender boy from Woodcliff Lake described feeling isolated as he watched friends do something as simple as going to the bathroom at school, while he used a restroom in the nurse’s office.Other North Jersey teenagers said they wondered whether they were alone before they researched what it means to be transgender. A 7-year-old girl expressed questions about her gender identity, and her parents are helping her find out whether she is a boy or a girl. And an 11-year-old boy who has been bullied drew a self-portrait as half boy and half girl.“This is how I feel,” he...
  • School lesson says Christians are treating Muslims harshly

    12/22/2016 1:17:28 PM PST · by DFG · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/22/2016 | Todd Starnes
    A classroom assignment on Islam says one negative effect of the Crusades is that Christians are still treating Muslims harshly. “I almost fell over,” said Barbara Light. Mrs. Light, of Westwood, New Jersey, was helping her 13-year-old daughter prepare for a World History test when she discovered some rather shocking lessons. “The Christians’ harsh treatment of Muslims in the Holy Land led to bitterness that has lasted to the present,” one worksheet stated.
  • School Choice on the National Stage

    12/15/2016 9:49:36 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/13/2016 | Ben DeGrow
    Last week’s announcement of Betsy DeVos as President-elect Trump’s pick to head the U.S. Department of Education cheered school choice supporters. That’s because DeVos, a long-time advocate of school choice, will have a bully pulpit to highlight successful choice programs around the nation. In her own state of Michigan, an especially onerous constitutional provision prohibits voucher programs or tax credits that other states use to help children enroll in private schools. The DeVos family backed a 2000 statewide initiative to change the constitution to provide these options for some students trapped in failing public schools. But voters rejected the initiative....
  • Even With $500 Million Borrow-and-Spend, Detroit Schools Violates Building Codes

    12/15/2016 6:42:05 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/13/2016 | Tom Gantert
    More than a dozen Detroit public schools have been cited for health and safety violations despite receiving millions of borrowed taxpayer dollars to improve facilities. In 2009, Detroit voters agreed to impose a $500.5 million tax increase on property owners to improve Detroit Public Schools buildings. In response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, the city of Detroit confirmed that at least 14 schools violated property maintenance codes or zoning ordinances in 2015. The violations existed despite the district having spent millions of new bond debt to construct brand-new buildings or improve existing structures. In August, school officials...
  • A **Simple** Proposal to Reduce K-12 Costs andFree Children from K-12 Indoctrination Camps

    12/04/2016 7:36:12 AM PST · by wintertime · 122 replies
    wintertime | December 4, 2016 | wintertime
    Proposal: Award any child ( regardless of age) an official high school diploma from his local high school if they score above a certain level on the SAT, ACT, or GED exams. Why? 1) If the purpose of compulsory education laws is to produce literate and numerate citizens then scoring above a certain level on the SAT, ACT, or GED is proof of that. 2) Fewer students in school will reduce the number of teachers needed. This means fewer salaries, pensions, and benefits that must be paid by the taxpayers. It may even mean closing down and selling some schools...
  • Indoctrinating the Young in Hate Factories

    12/03/2016 5:00:37 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/03/16 | Ray DiLorenzo
    Our education system has created a multitude of young, inexperienced, poorly educated, indoctrinated minds, speaking as with authority…scary! If you want to learn to hate America, your nearest public school or college is waiting for you. If it is a university you want to attend, don’t worry about the cost, the government (taxpayers) will pick up the tab as student loans are about to be forgiven to the tune of $108 billion and will probably go much higher. Our schools across the country have created and nurtured millions of godless, America-hating, angry, statist, whiny, cry babies and we will all...