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  • 'After-School Satan Clubs' coming to an elementary school near you

    01/15/2022 4:39:14 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 15 Jan, 2022 | Eric Utter
    Seriously, this happened...and you wouldn't want your school to get sued, would you? An Illinois school district recently received some heat from parents for allowing flyers from the Satanic Temple to be placed in the lobby of Jane Addams Elementary School. The flyers invited students between the ages of 6 and 11 to attend an "after-school Satan Club" program being offered by The Satanic Temple. Not to worry, however. Lucien Greaves, the Satanic Temple's co-founder, says the Satan Club won't try to convert children to Satanism or force them to worship the devil. Greaves told WQAD: "This actually isn't a...
  • Bad Boys: Public Schools in the Making of Black Masculinity (Law, Meaning, And Violence)

    01/06/2022 11:53:39 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 20 replies
    Project Muse - Johns Hopkins Library ^ | 2000 | Ann Arnett Ferguson
    Statistics show that black males are disproportionately getting in trouble and being suspended from the nation's school systems. Based on three years of participant observation research at an elementary school, Bad Boys offers a richly textured account of daily interactions between teachers and students to understand this serious problem. Ann Arnett Ferguson demonstrates how a group of eleven- and twelve-year-old males are identified by school personnel as "bound for jail" and how the youth construct a sense of self under such adverse circumstances. The author focuses on the perspective and voices of pre-adolescent African American boys. How does it feel...
  • Fort Worth school committee defends co-chair accused of doxxing over mask mandate lawsuit

    12/05/2021 10:07:12 PM PST · by blueplum · 18 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 03 December 2021 | BY MARIANA RIVAS
    Members of the Fort Worth Independent School District’s Racial Equity Committee came to the defense of their co-chair Norma Garcia-Lopez on Thursday, after she received dozens of threatening and racist phone and social media messages in November.... ...after a Fox News article reported that Garcia-Lopez doxxed the people who filed a lawsuit against the Fort Worth school district over its mandatory mask mandate this summer.... ..."Some people consider my actions doxxing," Garcia-Lopez said in a prepared statement. "It's not doxxing when you expose someone who filed a public motion in a public court of law that impacts public school children."...
  • California Public Schools Phase out ‘D’ and ‘F’ Grades for High School Students in an attempt to reengage students and boost entry into the state’s public colleges.

    12/12/2021 10:05:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 12/12/2021 | Tammy Hung
    As high school students transition out of distance learning imposed by pandemic restrictions, several California districts are dropping the use of “D” and “F” grades in an attempt to reengage students in school and boost entry into the state’s public colleges. Los Angeles Unified, Oakland Unified, Sacramento City Unified, and San Diego Unified are among the districts phasing out “D” and “F” grades for high school students. If students fail a test or don’t finish their homework, they will be given another chance to retake the test or receive an extension on submitting assignments. “Our hope is that students begin...
  • Enough is Enough! The trend toward normalizing pedophilia must be halted

    12/11/2021 9:09:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/11/2021 | Jennifer Bauwens
    Americans are awakening to the call to protect children from being sexualized. Following the national news coverage of local school board meetings in Virginia, many U.S. citizens are shocked to learn that today’s elementary school lessons include material that would make most adults blush. Whether or not you are a parent, it is stomach-turning to learn that our taxpayer dollars have been used to make sexually explicit materials available in school libraries and attendance to pornographic sex-ed lessons mandatory.The alarm rang even louder when we found out that government officials were willing to assign weighty terms like “terrorist” to parents...
  • Critical Race Trove From California District Tells Students How To Use Witchcraft On People Who Say ‘All Lives Matter’

    12/11/2021 7:27:05 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/11/2021 | Spencer Lindquist
    While documenting my former high school’s attempt to indoctrinate me with critical race theory six years ago, I remarked that now, several years later, “the situation has undoubtedly worsened.” Worsened it has. Now, Campbell Union High School District has promoted more than 100 “equity resources” to students and staff, including a document that taught students how to put a curse on those who say “all lives matter.”Colorblindness, Cops, and CursesThe page serves as a vast library for CRT resources and features 60 different links, including a Google Drive folder with 45 different documents. The list made sure to include the...
  • Mom Says Son Vaccinated in Exchange for Pizza at LAUSD Without Her Consent

    12/07/2021 6:19:34 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    NBC 4 ^ | December 6, 2021 | John Cádiz Klemack
    Maribel Duarte says her 13-year-old son, a student at the Barack Obama Global Prep Academy in South LA, brought home a vaccine card after having accepted the COVID-19 vaccine at school. She says he said yes when someone offered it in exchange for pizza.
  • What A Homeschooling Surge Means For Our Future: Statistics on families fleeing public schools must be worrying the education establishment

    12/03/2021 9:56:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Libertarian Institute ^ | 12/03/2021 | Alice Salles
    Parents across America were caught unprepared for the mass closure of government schools in 2020. Soon after, however, many decided they and their children had had enough of the status quo. Now at a crossroads, will they choose reform or repudiation?The wave of ill-advised school shutdowns last year compelled tens of thousands of parents to rethink their children’s education. When the classroom was virtually forced into their homes via Zoom, parents realized just how abysmal the curricula and tutelage were. Statistics on families fleeing to homeschooling must be worrying the education establishment.From 2012 to 2019, the homeschooling rate hovered around...
  • Los Angeles Public Schools Host Critical Race Theorist To ‘Challenge Whiteness’ While Saying They Aren’t Teaching Critical Race Theory

    11/30/2021 9:24:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 30, 2021 | Spencer Lindquist
    L.A. government schools told parents critical race theory isn't being taught despite bringing in a known critical race theorist to train teachers to 'challenge whiteness.'The Los Angeles Unified School District Office of Human Relations, Diversity & Equity prepared a presentation that told students critical race theory isn’t being taught in schools while the district made presentations that did precisely that. The district also mandated that teachers take an “antiracism” course taught by a known critical race theorist who told them to “challenge whiteness.”LAUSD Lies, Denies That Critical Race Theory Is Being Taught In SchoolsA LAUSD presentation titled “Critical Race Theory...
  • School Closures Aren’t Just for Covid Anymore: Remote learning turns out to be an easy fix for other problems—never mind the huge educational costs.

    11/29/2021 5:46:57 AM PST · by karpov · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 28, 2021 | Leslie Bienen
    When Reynolds Middle School shut down its classrooms for three weeks, it wasn’t because of Covid-19 cases. On Nov. 16, parents of students at school in Troutdale, east of Portland, received a brief email informing them the school would revert to online learning so that district officials could develop “safety protocols” and “social-emotional supports” to deal with disruptive student behavior, including fights. Reynolds students aren’t alone in being stuck at home again. Thousands of schools in dozens of districts across the U.S. have taken previously unscheduled days off or moved back to remote learning for “mental health” reasons. Other schools...
  • Schools Cancel Classes to Give Teachers and Students Mental-Health Days

    11/25/2021 1:29:57 PM PST · by karpov · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 25, 2021 | Valerie Bauerlein
    School districts nationwide are canceling classes for what they are calling mental-health days, saying students and staff need the breaks to handle the pressure of returning to school during the Covid-19 pandemic. It is another way this era for K-12 education is unlike any other, as educators rush to make up for lost instructional time while simultaneously managing last-minute closures for quarantine, a lack of bus and cafeteria staff and, now, the need to take a break from stress. The practice caught on in early November when many districts in the Southeast opted to create a long weekend by canceling...
  • Why Is the Biden Administration Hiding Pedophiles in Public Schools?

    11/24/2021 8:34:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/24/2021 | Megan Fox
    During the Trump administration, the Department of Education instituted a new data collection point that would include not just students who were raped by teachers and led to convictions but also students who were sexually assaulted or fondled where the incidents led to the reassignment of the offender to another school district before the investigation was completed. Creepy Joe’s Department of Education has rescinded that requirement and will no longer keep track of teachers who fondle kids and get hidden away somewhere else to do it to someone else’s kids. The Washington Free Beacon reported:The Education Department will still ask...
  • Leaked Audio Reveals How California Teachers Recruit Kids Into LGBTQ Clubs

    11/23/2021 9:41:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 11/23/2021 | Brad Jones
    A leaked audio recording reveals two teachers at a recent California Teachers Association (CTA) conference mocking parents over their concerns about homosexual and transgender indoctrination at school, says a source who attended the event in Palm Springs, Calif.The recording, obtained by The Epoch Times, captured two seventh-grade teachers employed by Buena Vista Middle School in Salinas, Calif., telling other teachers how to recruit students into LGBTQ clubs, also known as “Gay-Straight Alliance” (GSA) clubs, at school.“It was horrifying to listen to not just one teacher but really all of the teachers in all of these seminars, excoriating parents,” said the...
  • Connecticut Parents Claim Schools Teach Kindergarteners About Transgenderism

    11/16/2021 6:28:31 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | / November 16, 2021 | Harold Hutchison
    Connecticut parents claimed a school district is indoctrinating elementary school students about transgenderism, including with a book for kindergarteners.Officials of the West Hartford Public Schools told parents that they could not opt out from the materials, according to a release from advocacy group Parents Defending Education. The reading list for kindergarteners included the book “Introducing Teddy,” according to a lesson sheet shared with The Daily Caller News Foundation.“One sunny day, Errol finds that Thomas is sad, even when they are playing in their favorite ways. Errol can’t figure out why, until Thomas finally tells Errol what the teddy has been...
  • Daniel Greenfield: Democrats are Destroying America's Public Schools. Republicans Should Help Them.

    11/16/2021 10:55:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/16/2021 | Daniel Greenfield
    During the pandemic, millions of upper middle class white parents experienced for the first time the high quality education that minority public students had been receiving for generations. The housing values of America’s communities are based on taxing homeowners to subsidize school systems that are radical, corrupt, and wasteful, but that suburban parents keep on funding because they believe it will prepare their children for college and success in life. The administrators and teachers expect high levels of parental involvement in local school systems and understand that the ungodly sums of money being poured into their systems depend on parents...
  • If You Let Government Parent, Don’t Be Surprised When It Claims Your Kids

    11/16/2021 8:45:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 16, 2021 | Julie Gunlock
    Is it any wonder school officials view themselves as the leading authorities on children?Glenn Youngkin’s gubernatorial win in Virginia sent a clear message to government bureaucrats: treat parents with more respect. Parents are paramount to their kids’ welfare and education, and they have a right to be angry when treated otherwise. Yet parents should also reflect on how we got here and consider how they share at least some of the blame. For decades, public schools have encroached on some basic parental responsibilities — from feeding kids to health care to helping with homework. Is it any wonder school officials...
  • North Dakota Bans Critical Race Theory in Public Schools, Requires ‘Factual, Objective’ Curriculum

    11/14/2021 9:03:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 11/14/2021 | GQ Pan
    North Dakota has become the latest state to ban critical race theory (CRT) from being taught in its public schools.On Nov. 12, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, a Republican, signed House Bill 1508 into law a day after the one-page measure was overwhelmingly approved by both chambers of the Republican-majority state legislature. Proponents of the ban said the legislative effort was based on the demands of concerned parents.“Our parents are seeing these types of ideas, these types of concepts in critical race theory being brought home by their children,” said Republican state Rep. Jim Kasper, one of the legislation’s sponsors,...
  • Emails show frustration within NSBA, resistance to White House letter comparing parents to domestic terrorists

    11/12/2021 10:25:03 AM PST · by bitt · 24 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/12/2021 | sam dorman
    NSBA's letter to the White House caused a political firestorm FIRST ON FOX: Newly released emails shed light on the discontent within the National School Boards Association (NSBA) after its letter to the White House suggested that parents might be engaging in domestic terrorism. Obtained by Parents Defending Education (PDE), the internal emails show multiple state-level officials expressing dismay over the now-infamous letter's content and the purported process for reviewing it. "Clearly, this was orchestrated and the letter contrived for political theater," reads an email from Sally Smith, executive director for the Alabama Association of School Boards. "If NSBA is...
  • NYC teacher arrested for allegedly kissing 13-year-old boy at school [man-boy kissing]

    11/12/2021 6:03:18 PM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/12/2021 | Craig McCarthy
    A Brooklyn teacher was arrested Friday for allegedly kissing 13-year-old boy on the lips at school, police and education sources told The Post. Michael D’Anna, 41, allegedly kissed the student at PS IS 30 in Bay Ridge — prompting a shocked assistant principal who witnessed the act to immediately call cops, sources said. D’Anna, a tenured teacher who has been with the city’s Department of Education since 2009 and at his current school since 2013, was charged with sexual abuse of a child, according to police.
  • Seattle Public Schools cancels class due to lack of staff [vax mandates]

    11/09/2021 9:57:18 PM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Post Millennial ^ | 11/9/2021 | Ari Hoffman
    Seattle Public schools announced on Tuesday that there would be no school on Friday due to a staffing shortage. In an email to parents the district announced, "Seattle Public Schools will be closed on Friday, November 12. We are aware of an unusually large number of SPS staff taking leave on Friday, and do not believe we have adequate personnel to open schools with the necessary environment for high-quality learning. This is a change from the published schedule, and we recognize the late notice creates challenging circumstances for many families." Students had a day off already scheduled for Thursday for...