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  • Austin ISD to scale back discipline on students to eliminate racial disparities

    06/12/2021 8:54:47 AM PDT · by bgill · 66 replies
    kxan ^ | June 11, 2120 | Alex Caprariello
    Beginning in the fall, the Austin Independent School District will be significantly scaling back the way it disciplines children who act up. The goal is to reduce racial disparities, which show Black and brown students are being disproportionately punished compared to their white classmates. According to data compiled by the district, Black children at AISD were nearly five times more likely than their white peers to receive disciplinary action, include suspensions, being placed at a disciplinary campus or being expelled.
  • 5 Ways To Use ‘Stimulus’ Hush Money To Fight Democrats’ Plans For Your Serfdom

    03/15/2021 6:46:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 15, 2021 | Joy Pullman
    Democrats want to use stimulus money to make you into the people populating Disney's cartoon 'Wall-E.' Instead, turn it into a weapon for antifragility.Democrats’ fifth round of “coronavirus” “stimulus” will soon hand another $1,400 in government debt, plus interest, to every American man, woman, and child in 90 percent of U.S. households. It’s clear this is yet another round of hush money meant to keep Americans quiet and distracted while Democrats restructure the United States into a larger version of their failed uniparty state, California.While COVID times have been obviously worse than the four years of prosperity and freedom under...
  • Trump Administration Revokes Obama-Era School Leniency Policy for Minorities

    12/22/2018 9:13:08 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Dec 2018 | Dr. Susan Berry
    The Trump administration has revoked an Obama-era policy that urged public schools to employ more lenient forms of discipline for students of color and of other minority groups. On Friday, the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice rescinded the Obama administration’s 2014 “Dear Colleague Letter” that a federal school safety commission said “may have paradoxically contributed to making schools less safe.” The Obama-era Departments of Education and Justice, under Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder, issued school guidelines that claimed students of color are “disproportionately impacted” by suspensions and expulsions, a situation they said led to a...
  • K-12: Why do they hate Cursive so much?

    09/22/2020 3:32:45 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 106 replies
    Renew America ^ | March 29, 2020 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Cursive has been controversial for years. The striking thing is that the Education Establishment feels really, really strongly about cursive. They hate it! But why are they so emotional? One professor of education stated emphatically: "Teaching cursive handwriting is an outdated waste of time." A second professor of education, quoted in the New York Times, was equally dogmatic: "Districts and states should not mandate the teaching of cursive. Cursive should be allowed to die." You are hearing the imperious voice of an impatient Education Establishment. They do not want to discuss pros and cons. They want to have a funeral...
  • Getting the Balance Needed between Discipline and Freedom Right when Evaluating Presidential Use of Vetoes.

    04/05/2020 5:58:20 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945
    Fair play in the Olympics or in politics means balancing freedom and discipline: What do Freeepers have to say about evaluating presidents through their use (or overuse/underuse?) of the veto. We want leaders to protect freedom while being disciplined (i.e. not too free ) themselves. The first thing I noticed was POTUS 45’s low rate of use of the veto compared with other eras. How do Freeepers evaluate Trump’s use of the veto? Here are some facts: 298 years ago, on April 5, 1792, President Washington exercised the first presidential veto. He blocked legislation that would have given Northern...
  • Football Coach – Spiritual Coach

    03/02/2020 2:48:38 AM PST · by JosephJames · 1 replies
    Spiritual Food Blogspot ^ | Saturday, February 22, 2020 | Rev. Joseph Dwight
    The following is a recent note that I wrote to our former high school football coach, Art Davis, who is now 85 years old. Dear Art, Thanks for the greetings. I hope you were able to make contact with my brother Tom. I got to thinking about the similarities of what we both do. You were the football coach at Barstow High School. The BHS varsity Football team, under your direction, won for the first time, the California State Championship (CIF), division AA, 50 years ago in 1969. You are a football coach. In a certain sense, I might call...
  • Trump suggests military should consider additional discipline for Vindman

    02/11/2020 3:27:20 PM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 11, 2020 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump on Tuesday suggested the military should consider additional disciplinary action against Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who provided damaging testimony against Trump in the impeachment inquiry and was reassigned from his White House job last week. "We sent him on his way to a much different location, and the military can handle him any way they want," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. "Gen. Milley has him now. I congratulate Gen. Milley. He can have him." Gen. Mark Milley is the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Asked specifically if the Pentagon should pursue further action against...
  • Woman found dead in home was killed by Great Danes: coroner

    11/05/2019 5:17:50 PM PST · by george76 · 105 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 5, 2019 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A pair of Great Danes killed an Ohio woman who kept the rescued animals over her husband’s objections, authorities said. Mary Matthews, 49, was found dead Friday in her Waynesville home by her husband, Dale Mark Matthews, some two years after she rescued the aggressive dogs ... I never wanted Great Danes but she wanted to rescue them,” Matthews told the newspaper. “She loved animals so I let her get them. I probably should have put my foot down and said no, obviously.” Matthews said he was bitten by one of the massive dogs last month, leading him to worry...
  • Top US Navy SEAL tells commanders in light of misconduct: 'We have a problem'

    08/01/2019 12:17:44 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 01, 2019 | Barbara Starr
    The top US Navy SEAL recently sent a blistering letter to the force, writing in boldface type, "We have a problem," following several high profile incidents of alleged misbehavior by the US Navy's elite service members, CNN has learned. Rear Adm. Collin Green has given commanders until August 7 to detail the problems they see and provide recommendations on how they will ensure troops are engaging in ethical and professional behavior. The letter -- dated July 25 and exclusively obtained by CNN -- comes in the wake of several high profile incidents of alleged misbehavior by SEALs. "I don't know...

    08/15/2013 6:00:49 AM PDT · by shortstop · 24 replies ^ | 08/15/13 | Bob Lonsberry
    Bradley Manning is going to Leavenworth. He deserves it. But he doesn’t deserve to go alone. The largest American intelligence breach since Benedict Arnold is being placed on the back of a private first class. That proves that crap rolls downhill, and that the brass knows how to cover its ass. You know the story. A she-male recruit ends up with a top-secret clearance and downloads every secret we’ve got onto a thumb drive which he gives to the piece of crap who heads that America-hating group Wikileaks. Wham, bam, we’re screwed. People died because of it, terrorists were empowered...
  • Heather McDonald Faults Study On School Discipline

    04/16/2018 8:45:33 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 16, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Most media outlets reported on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) study on disparities in school discipline without much follow up, but Manhattan Institute fellow Heather McDonald took a closer look at federal school and crime data and found the GAO study misleading, to say the least. "The GAO found that black students get suspended at nearly three times the rate of white students nationally, a finding consistent with previous analyses," MacDonald wrote in the City Journal on April 6, 2018. "The Obama Education and Justice Departments viewed that disproportion as proof of teacher and principal bias." "Administration officials used litigation...
  • The Shifts Behind the Shootings

    03/31/2018 9:48:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 3/31/2018 | J. Warner Wallace
    During briefings as a patrol officer, I scanned the crime reports from the prior week, looking for patterns, trends and changes. If, for example, I discovered an increase in car burglaries on the west side of town, I would ask the simple question: What shifted in the past few weeks to account for the additional crimes? More robberies on the east side? What’s changed? Did someone new move into the area? Did some group of offenders decide to target our city? Now, as a cold-case detective and author, I apply the same approach to a new crime phenomenon: the increase...

    03/19/2018 8:38:24 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 18 replies
    powerline ^ | MARCH 18, 2018 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    In 2014, the Obama administration promulgated a “guidance” to America’s public schools that threatened federal investigations and litigation against schools where black students are disciplined (e.g., by suspension) more often, on a pro rata basis, than white students, on the ground that such numerical discrepancy is evidence of discrimination. Many schools responded by adopting discipline quotas, which meant in practice that after a certain number of students of a particular race had been suspended, teachers and administrators were helpless to enforce any kind of discipline in classrooms. The Obama administration is gone, thankfully, but its “guidance” has not been revoked....

    03/15/2018 9:18:10 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 7 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 14 Mar 2018 | Ann Coulter
    On CBS's "60 Minutes" Sunday night, Lesley Stahl asked Education Secretary Betsy DeVos about the "institutional racism" in school discipline. It was like neither of them had ever heard of Nikolas Cruz. The Parkland, Florida, school shooter is our most recent case study of what happens when liberals start babbling about "institutional racism." There's never been such an incredible paper trail as there is with Cruz, leading straight from idiotic liberal ideas directly to mass murder. We know that Broward County Public Schools knew about Cruz's felonies. We know that his behavior wasn't reported because it would negatively impact the...
  • Week of Action to Protect the Federal School Discipline Guidance Webinar

    03/03/2018 12:17:45 PM PST · by AJFavish · 10 replies
    Thank you for registering for "Week of Action to Protect the Federal School Discipline Guidance Webinar". In January, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice jointly released federal school discipline guidance to help schools prevent and address discipline practices that discriminate against students of color. This critical protection for vulnerable students is now under attack. The Dignity in Schools Campaign and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. are asking parents, students, and advocates to join us in the fight to maintain this important resource by participating in the Week of Action to Protect...
  • Bergoglio the Undisciplined. Just To Make News

    12/10/2017 12:36:10 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | December 9, 2017 | Sandro Magister
    No one noticed it, during and after Francis’s journey to Myanmar and Bangladesh, immoderately focused on the situation of the Rohingya. But in Dhaka, on December 1, the patriarch of the Bengali Buddhists, Sanghanayaka Suddhananda Mahathero, addressed his homage to the pope by recalling with admiration this specific action:“I will never forget the image of Your Holiness when you washed the feet of the young African refugees. You, Holy Father, have attained the stature of the great, and you are a great example for me.”If there was a need for yet another confirmation of the global communicative power of Pope...
  • Aurora Police Investigate bullying After viral video

    04/25/2017 2:48:30 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 33 replies
    AURORA, Colo. -- Reports of bullying at an Aurora high school have reached a breaking point for a 15-year-old girl and her family. Police are investigating as video of a recent encounter went viral on social media. The alleged victim, known as Laniey, said the past four months have been full of threats, taunts and four-letter words used to torment her. It’s all been too much for the Gateway High School freshman, who said she no longer feels safe at school.
  • This High School Girl Had A Water Gun On Campus. Now She Is EXPELLED FOR A YEAR

    04/20/2017 7:21:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 76 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 19, 2017 | Eric Owens
    In the latest incident of anti-gun hysteria to erupt in a school setting, officials overseeing a school district in Alabama have expelled a 16-year-old girl for an entire year because she had a water gun at school. Prior to her yearlong expulsion, the student, Sara Allena "Laney" Nichols, attended Prattville High School Prattville, a town of 35,229 just northwest of Montgomery. [Snip] Nichols and her mother, Tara Herring, say the teen girl did not bring the water gun to school. Instead, the mother and daughter claim, a male classmate gave Nichols the water gun to Nichols "as a joke."...
  • High school from hell: Teachers have been BANNED from punishing students at school [tr]

    02/02/2017 5:29:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 2, 2017 | Staff
    In the midst of another graphic video of a brutal fight between teens at a Mississippi high school going viral, one teacher and a former student from have revealed how the bureaucracy apparently helps the regular mass brawls continue. New policies at Terry High School in Hinds County 'deter teachers' at the school from punishing children who are involved in violent fights, one teacher, who did not want to be publicly identified, told WLBT. The educator's comments come after the school was the scene of another vicious brawl on Monday that was caught on camera.
  • Service members petitioning to be allowed to have beards again

    09/07/2016 2:56:20 PM PDT · by PROCON · 63 replies ^ | Sep. 2, 2016 | Andy Wolf
    American service members are petitioning for the return of beards to the US military, with their petition now containing well over 10,000 signatures. According to the petition page “Beards for Military“ on, the writers of the petition call for the return of the long-gone tradition of tasteful facial hair on service members, citing a boost in morale. “All I want is to be able to grow a beard,” the petition reads, as penned by Ed Beebe. “I want to grow long locks of love on my face that will make me feel like a manly man. It is...