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  • Education minister says evolution is out, concept of jihad is in new curriculum in Turkey

    07/20/2017 5:38:35 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 17 replies
    TurkishMinute ^ | 07/18/2017 | na
    Turkish Education Minister İsmet Yılmaz has said a new national school curriculum will exclude evolution theory but will include the concept of jihad, or holy war, as part of Islamic law in textbooks. Speaking during a press conference to introduce the new school curriculum in Ankara on Tuesday, Yılmaz said: “Jihad is an element in our religion; it is in our religion… The duty of the Education Ministry is to teach every deserving concept correctly. It is also our job to correct things that are wrongly perceived, seen or taught.” {..snip..}
  • Hasidic school faced with closure for not teaching LGBT

    07/16/2017 11:25:23 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 14 July 2017 | David Sedley
    An ultra-Orthodox girls elementary school in London may be forced to close after failing to meet government standards because it does not teach about homosexuality and transgender issues. The Vishnitz Girls School, a private elementary school in the London suburb of Stamford Hill, failed three consecutive inspections from UKs Office for Standards in Education, Childrens Services and Skills (Ofsted) according to a report released last month. Although the school received a positive review in almost every area, it failed the inspection because they do not teach pupils about all the protected characteristics, particularly those relating to gender re-assignment and sexual...
  • Trump Administration to Teachers: You Must Use a Transgender Students Preferred Pronouns

    07/01/2017 12:42:07 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | July 1 2017 | Joe Carter
    The Story: The Trump administration recently issued a letter stating that teachers and students could be investigated for a civil rights violation if they refuse to use the “preferred pronouns” of transgender students. The Background: In February the Department of Justice and the Department of Education issued a notice withdrawing the statements of policy and guidance issued last year by the Obama administration that affected public schools. In May 2016, the Obama administration sent a letter to all public schools in America notifying teachers and administrators of a new regulation for treating “gender identity.” The letter stated that, to comply with federal law,...
  • As a teacher, I dont feel guilty anymore about having the summer off

    06/28/2017 5:32:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 56 replies
    Ledger-Enquirer ^ | 6/27/2017 | Sheryl Green
    Im on the road, traveling out West, doing a little hiking, a little sightseeing, a lot of thinking. I just sat down with my laptop and a cup of coffee under the blue skies of Wyoming, thinking about how much I will learn in these 4 weeks. Thats the same chunk of the school calendar reflected on our students progress reports. Just over four weeks about 23 days, almost a month.(snip) One of the first questions people on the road ask is about your occupation. Thats always an easy ice-breaker. I reckon I dont yet look retirement age, so...
  • Catholic teachers union supports pro-abortion conference, pride parades

    06/21/2017 7:43:50 PM PDT · by Architect of Paradise · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Lianne Laurence
    TORONTO, June 21, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) The Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association is tweeting support for the international pro-abortion Women Deliver conference to be held in Vancouver in 2019. OECTA tweeted on June 14: Just announced! @WomenDeliver, the largest global conf. on the rights of women, will be hosted in Canada this year: But Women Deliver, funded in part by the United Nations, advocates for global sexual and reproductive health and rights for women. Lest there be any doubt what that means, the Women Deliver website notes: Realizing these rights requires meeting the need for modern contraception, and sexual and...
  • Debate Heats Up Over Teaching Climate Change In Schools

    06/20/2017 1:19:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    CBS Boston / WBZ ^ | June 20, 2017 | By KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press
    The struggle over what American students learn about global warming is heating up as conservative lawmakers, climate change doubters and others attempt to push rejected or debunked theories into the classroom. An overwhelming majority of climate scientists say manmade emissions drive global warming, but theres no such consensus among educators over how climate change and its causes should be taught. An NCSE survey released last year of 1,500 public middle- and high-school science teachers found about three-quarters taught something about climate change during the 2014-15 school year. About a quarter give equal time to perspectives that raise doubt about the...
  • Chicago Public Schools borrow $275 million at sky-high interest rate

    06/20/2017 7:22:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    Sun-Times ^ | 06/19/2017 | Lauren FitzPatrick and Fran Spielman
    The Chicago Public Schools will pay 6.39 percent an extraordinary interest rate by short-term lending standards to borrow $275 million it needs to make a mandatory payment for retiree pensions before a June 30 deadline. Thats more than four times the interest rate a typical government would pay on the same borrowing deal ... Its yet another sign of the dire financial condition of the nations third-largest public school system, which for months has had a junk credit rating from Wall Street financial institutions. CPS officials secured the $275 million on Monday from J.P. Morgan. Its the final...
  • Teacher suspended after student's Trump T-shirt censored in yearbook

    06/12/2017 11:50:32 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 55 replies
    The yearbook advisor at a central New Jersey high school had been suspended after the President Trump logo on students clothing vanished from their final photo. Grant Berardo, 17, says that he was shocked to find his Trump: Make America Great Again shirt had lost its political message in Wall High Schools Behind the Scenes book for 2016-2017. Wall Township School Superintendent Cheryl Dyer said that the district is investigating why that image, and Trumps name on another students sweater vest, were wiped out. Dyers office confirmed ... that an unidentified teacher was suspended pending an investigation. Mrs. Susan Parsons...
  • Parents to Lose Children to Government Gender Zealots

    06/07/2017 3:40:50 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/07/17 | Judi McLeod
    Apathetic Voters of Ontario: First the Liberals sold you out. Now theyre selling out your children Parents who dont subscribe to Gender Ideology can have their children taken away from them was on the last day before Ontarios legislature, Queens Park passed the totalitarian bill allowing government to remove kids from Christian homes. But the news of Bill 89 and how it came to be is even worse than that.
  • U.S. schools 'bowing' to Islam during Ramadan

    06/04/2017 2:41:12 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 57 replies
    WND ^ | 6/4/2017 | Leo Hohmann
    High schools across America are being pressured to offer time off school, in-school prayer rooms, and special dietary demands by Muslim students observing the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. One campus in Brooklyn has agreed not to serve food at its prom until after sundown while another school in upstate New York is setting up prayer rooms to satisfy the demands of students who observe Ramadan. Among the Muslim groups agitating for special privileges for Muslim students are the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Muslim Student Association and Sound Vision.
  • Gyrating drag queen's erotic performance shocks audience at grade school talent show

    06/03/2017 10:09:35 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/02/2017 | Todd Starnes
    What in the name of RuPaul is wrong with the New York City Board of Education? Parents are furious after children as young as 5-years-old were exposed to an erotic drag show performance at what was supposed to be a school district talent show. My first reaction was what the hell is going on, parent Raquel Morales told me. The New York Daily News described the lewd performance as complete with gyrations, tongue gymnastics and a flashed G-string. The May 25th performance shocked and enraged parents who could not believe the school district would allow a grown man to spread...
  • Epic fail: Every student flunks state exam ( Baltimore )

    05/31/2017 6:24:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    WND ^ | 5/31/2017 | Art Moore
    Zero proficiency in math, English in probe of 6 inner-city schools. In an astonishing outcome, an investigation of six Baltimore schools found not a single student passed the states proficiency test in the subjects of math and English. ... In February, columnist Thomas Sowell, noting most public schools in most low-income, inner-city neighborhoods produce educational outcomes that are far below the outcomes in other neighborhoods, observed that many teachers who use unorthodox methods to reverse that trend encounter opposition from the education establishment. He said that in his 40 years of observing successful minority schools, he was struck by how...
  • 6 Baltimore schools, no students proficient in state tests

    05/30/2017 6:56:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 108 replies
    WBFF FOX 45 ^ | May 17, 2017 | Chris Papst
    BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- A Project Baltimore investigation has found five Baltimore City high schools and one middle school do not have a single student proficient in the state tested subjects of math and English.We sat down with a teen who attends one of those schools and has overcome incredible challenges to find success.Navon Warren grew up in West Baltimore. He was three months old when his father was shot to death. Before his 18th birthday, he would lose two uncles and a classmate, all gunned down on the streets of Baltimore.Ive lost a lot of people, so Im used to...
  • Paris school reveals controversial AI system to monitor if pupils are distracted (trunc.)

    05/27/2017 3:37:42 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 7 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5/26/17 | Cheyenne Macdonald
    With the temptation of social media and no professor around to scold you, it can be easy to get distracted while taking an online class. Now, one school in Paris is making efforts to keep remote students on track with their tasks an AI will monitor their every move. Starting in September, two online classes from the ESG business school will be using a facial recognition program called Nestor to measure students engagement, and it will even give them warnings when they start to slack off. The technology was recently demonstrated at the United Nations in New York, according...
  • 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 Garca
    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 · 30 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 historys political purges and darkest days. This is not a localized issue. Indoctrination is taking place in schools all over the world. Its happening in the UK to children of Brexiteers, its happening in the US to children of Christians, and its 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 Clevelands 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 Dont 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 its 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 dont 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 Dont 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 its 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 dont 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 isnt 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...