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  • High schooler gets told to put on a bra 'so guys don’t stare'

    05/19/2018 12:23:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 146 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 18, 2018 | Kerry Justich
    Brittney Coelho arrived at her Harker, Tex. high school one morning, dressed in an outfit deemed appropriate by her school’s dress code. But during the day, an assistant principal pulled her aside to point out an issue with her wardrobe — the fact that Coelho wasn’t wearing a bra. “It is not a requirement in the dress code at my school for me to wear a bra,” the student tweeted. “Stop blaming girls’s outfits for boys not being raised right to respect women.” She then posted a photo of herself in the shirt she wore to school, without a bra,...
  • Ridgefield NJ students participate in national walkout to Stand for the Second Amendment

    05/04/2018 5:45:02 AM PDT · by dead · 10 replies
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 5/2/18 | Katie Sobko, Staff Writer, @katesobko
    While much attention has been paid to his peers pushing for gun law reforms, a Ridgefield High School sophomore thinks his message is just as important. On Wednesday morning, Mario Giordano led about 100 students on a walkout in support of the Second Amendment. It was part of a national "Stand for the Second" event that saw marches in an estimated 40 states. The 10 a.m. walkout started at the high school and ended with a presentation at a nearby community center, where Giordano spoke. Other New Jersey walkouts occurred in Cherry Hill and Jersey City. “The Second Amendment requires...
  • Teacher union president suspended after allegedly saying 'I'm here to defend even the worst people'

    05/03/2018 6:39:53 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    NJMedia nj.com ^ | May 3, 2018
    A Hamilton Township school employee has been suspended after a hidden camera video appeared to depict him saying he would downplay and not report an incident of a teacher beating a student. The video was published Wednesday on YouTube by Project Veritas -- which the New Jersey Education Association said has used "illegal tactics to "fabricate false stories" -- and identifies the employee as Hamilton Township Education Association President David R. Perry.
  • Connecticut school calls police after student makes, points Lego gun at classmates

    05/12/2018 1:06:01 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 11, 2018 | Bobby Martinez
    Police were called to a school in Connecticut after a student built a gun out of Legos, according to a local news report. Authorities were called to Jepsen Magnet School in New Haven after a student, who has not been identified, “made the gun and started pointing it at the other kids,” FOX61 reported. In a statement, a spokesperson for New Haven Public Schools told the news station that “school leaders and local police partners were able to investigate and resolve the issue internally with use of restorative practices.”
  • Arizona Red4Ed Tax Implications

    05/11/2018 12:36:51 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 33 replies
    Invest in Education Act Petition Ballot Measure ^ | 04/30/18 | Joshua Buckley, Invest in Education
    New tax proposal on all Arizona residents and non-residents filing income tax in Arizona
  • Paterson, NJ Student Slams Teacher on the Floor for taking his phone away

    01/23/2015 6:42:43 PM PST · by Coleus · 42 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 21, 2015
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  • Teacher suspended after showing photo of her 'future wife' is suing school district

    05/09/2018 11:46:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 72 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | May 9, 2018 | by Brooke Sopelsa
    Art teacher Stacy Bailey was twice selected Teacher of the Year at her Texas elementary school, where she started in 2008, but after she showed her students a photo of her and her then-girlfriend, she was placed on administrative leave. Now, Bailey is suing the district for discrimination. “Stacy is filing this lawsuit and taking this action in hopes of pushing Mansfield [Independent School District] out of the shadows of discrimination and into the sunshine of equal rights,” her attorney, Jason Smith, told NBC 5 in Dallas. Bailey’s lawsuit was filed Tuesday in federal court and lists the Mansfield Independent...
  • As It Turns Out, Parkland Shooter WAS Referred To Alternative Discipline Program

    05/07/2018 1:02:18 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/07/2018 | Virginia Kruta
    Broward County schools, after over two months of claiming the opposite, admitted on Sunday that confessed Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz had been referred to the PROMISE Program. The PROMISE Program, an alternative discipline program designed to limit on-campus arrests, has been widely reported as ineffective and corrupt. It has come under intense scrutiny in the weeks since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, but until Sunday, school officials were still denying that Cruz ever had any connection to that program.
  • Artists to Relocate California School Mural of Aztec Holding Trump’s Severed Head, Heart

    05/07/2018 5:05:10 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/7/2018
    Artists in Chula Vista, California, who painted a school mural depicting an Aztec warrior carrying the severed head of President Donald Trump on a spear have decided to change the mural after a storm of protest. The mural also depicted the warrior holding a human heart — presumably, that of the president. The image recalls well-documented rituals of human sacrifice among the Aztecs, who are also thought to have eaten their victims. The mural was painted several days ago and then immediately covered up after local news reporters learned of it. Artist Sasha Andrade Mercado posted images of the mural...
  • 2nd N.J. teachers union prez suspended after undercover video

    05/03/2018 9:47:30 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | May 3, 2018 | Terrence T. McDonald
    The Union City teachers union chief is under fire after the release of an undercover video that shows her denigrating some of the city's public-school students, suggesting a teacher not report that he hurt a student and referring to a Union City teacher who had sex with a child but was not charged criminally. Conservative group Project Veritas, which has been slammed by the statewide teachers union for "using dishonest and illegal tactics to fabricate false stories," released the 15-minute video on Wednesday morning, one day following the release of a similar video that resulted in the suspension of a...
  • Louisiana House votes to allow more guns at schools, universities

    05/03/2018 9:00:16 AM PDT · by BBell · 6 replies
    http://www.nola.com/ ^ | 5/2/18 | Julia O'Donoghue
    The Louisiana House voted 59-36 Wednesday (May 2) to allow visitors to carry guns at K-12 schools and on university campuses if they have concealed weapons permits. The legislation would allow people to have guns at schools and universities, regardless of whether the institutions are public or private. House Bill 602, sponsored by state Rep. Blake Miguez, R-Erath, now moves to the Senate for consideration. Under current law, most people are not allowed to carry a gun into a school or university building unless they are in law enforcement or use a weapon for class. This proposal would allow visitors...
  • Shocker: Top Liberal Arts Colleges Don’t Hire Republicans Or Conservative Faculty

    05/02/2018 11:56:09 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 52 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 5-2-18 | Jazz Shaw
    What would you say if I told you that the faculty at most colleges and universities, particularly the larger liberal arts schools, is predominantly composed of liberal Democrats? You might find that surprising if you happen to have been living under a rock for the past several decades but otherwise, this is pretty much a dog-bites-man story. But just how bad is the imbalance? Mitchell Langbert at the National Association of Scholars (NAS) recently finished a lengthy research project examining the question and has published the results. No matter how bad you think the level of liberal bias is at...
  • 65% Of Public School 8th Graders Not Proficient In Reading; 67% Not Proficient In Math

    05/02/2018 5:55:14 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 80 replies
    CNS News ^ | 05/01/18 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Sixty-five percent of the eighth graders in American public schools in 2017 were not proficient in reading and 67 percent were not proficient in mathematics, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress test results released by the U.S. Department of Education. The results are far worse for students enrolled in some urban districts. Among the 27 large urban districts for which the Department of Education published 2017 NAEP test scores, the Detroit public schools had the lowest percentage of students who scored proficient or better in math and the lowest percentage who scored proficient or better in reading. Only...
  • Upper West Side parents angrily rant against plan to bring more black kids to their schools

    04/28/2018 5:05:17 AM PDT · by BBell · 64 replies
    Video. 2:02Upper West Side parents angrily rant against plan to bring more black kids to their schools
  • New York bill would ban riflery, trap shooting, archery in public schools

    04/27/2018 11:46:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    NY UP ^ | April 26, 2018 | David Figura
    A state lawmaker from New York City has authored a bill that would end riflery, trap shooting and archery as a sport in public schools. Assemblywoman Linda B. Rosenthal, a Democrat who represents the 67th Assembly District in western Manhattan, introduced the bill on April 20. At this point, there is no co-sponsor for it in the state Senate. The bill, A10428, which was sent to the Assembly's Education Committee, would amend the state's Education Law and calls for the "prohibition of marksmanship and/or shooting programs in public schools" - a change that "shall take effect immediately."
  • School District Forbids Parents From Opting Kids Out of LGBT Lessons

    04/25/2018 3:37:13 PM PDT · by Innovative · 62 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | Apr. 25, 2018 | Todd Starnes
    Parents in Orange County, California may not opt their children out of lessons related to gender identity or sexual orientation, according to a memorandum written by the school district’s general counsel. “Parents who disagree with the instructional materials related to gender, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation may not excuse their children from this instruction,” read the memorandum from Ronald Wenkart to the Orange County Board of Education. A school district spokesman confirmed the authenticity of the memorandum sent to us by a parent.
  • AP US History Text:White, Christian Americans Finding It ‘Difficult to Adjust’ to Becoming Minority

    04/14/2018 3:33:35 PM PDT · by davikkm · 103 replies
    breitbart ^ | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    A soon-to-be-released updated edition of an Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History textbook teaches students that white Christian Americans are finding it “difficult to adjust” to becoming a minority and puts forward the perception that President Donald Trump’s election occurred because his apparent “racism connected with a significant number of primary voters.” James Fraser’s By the People: A History of the United States, 2ndEdition, is published by Pearson and has a 2019 copyright date. Alex Clark – co-host of the Indiana-based morning radio Joe and Alex Show– tweeted photos of the cover and several pages of the book that she reports...
  • Texas teacher reveals how 'rude parents, disruptive children and poor pay' have forced her to...

    04/09/2018 9:29:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 103 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | april 9, 2018 | Jessica Rach For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Texas teacher reveals how 'rude parents, disruptive children and poor pay' have forced her to quit her job in viral post - as she shares photos of classroom items 'destroyed' by her students A teacher has slammed her 'disruptive' students and their 'rude' parents over their lack of respect for her 'poorly paid' profession in a Facebook rant that's gone viral. Julie Marburger, who works at the Rockwall Independent School District in Texas, said she had been pushed to quit her role as she feels as though she has 'no way to do the job I was hired...
  • In Puerto Rico, school closings hit families, communities hard

    04/06/2018 9:36:59 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 7, 2018 | Nicole Acevedo and Suzanne Gamboa
    Still recovering from Hurricane Maria’s wallop, Puerto Rico residents took another hit Friday as they began to learn that their government is shutting down about a quarter of their children’s schools at the end of the year. The news reached Haydee Del Valle when her son, 12-year-old Nataniel Montañez, arrived home from the Escuela Mercedes Palma, a 1st through 8th grade school in Caguas, Puerto Rico. “They’re closing the school down,” he blurted out just after Del Valle had taken a call from an NBC News reporter.
  • When $63 Million Dollars Doesn't Buy Working Toilets

    04/06/2018 6:11:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2018 | Mona Charen
    When 450 students arrived at Anacostia High School in the District of Columbia's southeast neighborhood on April 4, they found that few of the sinks or toilets were functioning and the cafeteria was flooded. They were advised by the Department of General Services to use the facilities at a middle school two blocks away until repairs could be completed. Exasperated teachers organized an impromptu hour-long walkout to protest, which is why this particular dysfunction made the news. A casual reader might note the plumbing fiasco and chalk it up to neglect of poor students and poor neighborhoods. That is the...