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  • Our Schools Need Competition Now

    08/30/2006 8:18:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies · 570+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 30, 2006 | John Stossel
    This week's back-to-school ads offer amazing bargains on lightweight backpacks and nifty school supplies. All those businesses scramble to offer us good stuff at low prices. It's amazing what competition does for consumers. The power to say no to one business and yes to another is awesome. Too bad we don't apply that idea to schools themselves. Education bureaucrats and teachers unions are against it. They insist they must dictate where kids go to school, what they study, and when. When I went on TV to say that it's a myth that a government monopoly can educate kids effectively, hundreds...
  • Students Rush to Block Exit Exam

    05/26/2006 11:31:53 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 44 replies · 1,128+ views
    News10 ^ | 5/26/06 | Mikey_1962
    Attorneys for a group of students who sued the state to suspend the high school exit exam have filed an emergency request with a state appeals court. They want the court to urgently hear their claims the test should be suspended for this year's graduating class. On Wednesday, the state Supreme Court stayed a lower court's injunction that had barred the exam from taking effect for the Class of 2006. It meant the exam would be a requirement for seniors to graduate. The students and their parents argued that the exam is discriminatory because all California students do not have...
  • Fair Public Schools?

    04/14/2006 8:22:37 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 6 replies · 417+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 14, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Educators who oppose standardized testing and vouchers claim to have the best interests of students at heart but it is a claim worth examining. “The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) has promoted high-stakes testing for school accountability,” Monty Neill of the National Center for Fair & Open Testing writes. “Its claim was that without ‘accountability,’ the public will abandon public education, and that the use of standards and tests would lead to educational improvement.” “This was never a good argument, though it appeared to address the justifiable anger directed by racial minorities and low-income communities against second-class educational opportunities.” Fair...
  • Union-Made Miseducation

    04/13/2006 8:31:07 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 6 replies · 458+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 13, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Although they still claim to be the last best hope for public education, the influence of teachers’ unions has wanted so much that criticism of the association’s and federations has spread beyond conservative and Republican groups to the school boards and superintendents that they once made and broke. “There is a teacher I have hired and I don’t know if he’s with us on our team,” Baltimore Talent Development High School principal Jeffrey Robinson said at a recent meeting at the National Academies of Science. “I know the unions have their rules and something must be done about the unions.”...
  • What type of organization is "Americans for Fair Taxation"?

    01/20/2006 2:07:19 PM PST · by pigdog · 169 replies · 1,316+ views
    Ways and Means Committee Hearings - October 2004 ^ | October 2004 | Nonpartisan Body of Volunteers and Researchers Affiliated with
    Growing Endorsements of the Bipartisan FairTax Plan Scare Defenders of the Income Tax. AFFT is an ever-expanding grassroots citizen’s organization of nearly 600,000 – the largest taxpayer group ever assembled in the history of our Nation. We resent the staff’s implication that our organization is either Democrat or Republican. Our ranks have been formed by taxpayers of every walk of life. We are Republicans, but we are also Democrats and Independents. We are the young and the old. The retired and the college student. The poor and the rich. Immigrant and 5th generation. We are fiercely nonpartisan. And we resent...

    08/27/2005 10:08:17 PM PDT · by Coleus · 18 replies · 593+ views
    NY Post ^ | 08.26.05 | RYAN SAGER
    THE United Federation of Teachers has a new Web site that every parent of a New York City public-school student should read: EdWize.org. There could hardly be a more telling illustration of just what the union is all about: Teachers first, kids last — if at all. The blog (Web log) features posts by UFT staff. The very first post, dated Aug. 19, blasts Mayor Bloomberg for failing to agree to a "contract with a substantial raise for teachers" before the start of the school year. OK, no surprise there. What's amazing is that, in the blog's first week (as...
  • Teachers' Unions Join Campaign to Demonize Wal-Mart (Barf Alert)

    08/10/2005 10:55:25 AM PDT · by yoe · 121 replies · 1,691+ views
    CNS News ^ | August 10, 2005 | Susan Jones
    The nation's two largest teachers' unions are joining the anti-Wal-Mart campaign, urging Americans to buy their back-to-school supplies somewhere else. At various press conferences around the nation on Wednesday, the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers will join other union officials in a campaign called "Send Wal-Mart Back to School." It's part of the "Wake Up Wal-Mart" project, a union-inspired effort to pressure the large and profitable company that does not welcome union labor -- and promises "always -- low prices." (Wake Up Wal-Mart is a project of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.) Critics have...
  • American Federation of Teachers: Statement on Bush & Intelligent Design

    08/05/2005 5:22:08 PM PDT · by PatrickHenry · 177 replies · 2,179+ views
    American Federation of Teachers via WebWire ^ | 05 August 2005 | Antonia Cortese
    The following is a statement by Antonia Cortese, executive vice president, American Federation of Teachers, on President Bush’s Comments that ’Intelligent Design’ should be taught in the nation’s science classrooms: President Bush’s misinformed comments on "intelligent design" signal a huge step backward for science education in the United States. The president’s endorsement of such a discredited, nonscientific view is akin to suggesting that students be taught the "alternative theory" that the earth is flat or that the sun revolves around the earth. Intelligent design does not belong in the science classroom because it is not science. By backing concepts that...
  • Putting Their Money Where Their Mouth Is... NOT

    09/22/2004 11:22:04 AM PDT · by LarkNeelie · 2 replies · 342+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept 22, 2004 | George Archibald
    From a WASHINGTON TIMES article, we discover more hypocrisy from the NEA and AFT - the two significant teachers’ unions in America and rabid detractors of public school accountability. Recent reports show that the percentage of public school teachers who send their children to private school is far greater than the percentage of the general population, which is only about 12% overall (based on 2000 census figures). Washington DC, 28% Baltimore, 35% Philadelphia, 44% Cincinnati, 41% Chicago, 39% Rochester, N.Y., 38%. San Francisco-Oakland area, 34% New York City, 33% New Jersey suburbs, 33% Milwaukee, 29% New Orleans, 29% According to...
  • Striking teachers carry long tradition

    09/17/2004 6:19:13 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 8 replies · 516+ views
    Scranton Times-Tribune ^ | 9/17/2004 | Lauren Roth
    When the American Federation of Teachers first unionized in 1916 to fight for better working conditions, a group of Scranton educators played a founding role. Teachers in Chicago laid the foundation for the national group and were bolstered by colleagues in Scranton, New York City, Washington, D.C. and Gary, Ind. Eighty-eight years later, Northeastern Pennsylvania is again at the forefront of labor unrest in education. But the AFT has slipped into the background. Striking Abington Heights and Old Forge teachers are part of the National Education Association, a 147-year-old organization that didn't advocate strikes until the late 1960s. "The Federation...
  • Kerry Promises Teachers Big Spending

    07/16/2004 5:34:42 AM PDT · by GailA · 33 replies · 1,099+ views
    AP ^ | 7/16/04 | BEN FELLER
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/K/KERRY_TEACHERS?SITE=TNMEM&SECTION=US Jul 16, 7:51 AM EDT Kerry Promises Teachers Big Spending By BEN FELLER AP Education Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrat John Kerry is giving teachers a promise he claims President Bush has left behind: to put as much money behind the nation's education reforms as allowed under law. "No broken promises on funding, and no more empty rhetoric on reform," Kerry said in prepared remarks to the American Federation of Teachers. "As president, I will meet our responsibilities. We're going to get this done right because we know that empty rhetoric and empty promises lead to empty dreams, and...
  • A Teachers Union Puts New Approach To Test in Fairfax

    06/30/2004 1:03:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies · 243+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 30, 2004 | S. Mitra Kalita
    ...........For as long as anyone can remember, the groups have not gotten along very well. In Fairfax, the federation tends to back Republican candidates, while the association generally endorses Democrats. While the federation has advocated phonics-based reading instruction, the association has stressed combining a whole-language approach with phonics. The federation has favored math textbooks that emphasize drill; the association has supported books filled with word problems. "There has been very little relationship," said Barbara Allen, president of the Fairfax Education Association. "The philosophical views of the FEA leadership and the federation have been diametrically opposed. It's never been a good...
  • Sandi Patty to run for School Board in Anderson, Indiana

    02/22/2004 6:55:16 PM PST · by Bobby Chang · 20 replies · 865+ views
    The Indianapolis Star ^ | February 20, 2004 | The Associated Press
    <p>ANDERSON, IND. -- Sandi Patty has made it big in music. Now she hopes to start small in politics.</p> <p>The gospel singer filed papers Thursday expressing intent to run for a seat on the Anderson Community Schools board. In the May 4 election, the 47-year-old will challenge Brian K. Kohles and incumbent Keith Millikan.</p>
  • American Federation of Teachers Endorses Sen. John Kerry for President

    02/04/2004 8:22:45 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 11 replies · 201+ views
    American Federation of Teachers Endorses Sen. John Kerry for President 2/4/04 11:03:00 AM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk, Politics Reporter Contact: Alex Wohl of the American Federation of Teachers, 202-879-4458 or awohl@aft.org WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Executive Council of the American Federation of Teachers on behalf of its 1.3 million members today endorsed Sen. John Kerry for the Democratic nomination for President, saying that his vision and record offer leadership that will enable all citizens to achieve the American dream and keep our nation strong and secure. "Senator John Kerry, a decorated Vietnam veteran, has demonstrated through...
  • American Federation of Teachers Statement on Funding for D.C. School Vouchers

    01/22/2004 4:23:30 PM PST · by chance33_98 · 11 replies · 201+ views
    American Federation of Teachers Statement on Funding for D.C. School Vouchers 1/22/04 3:43:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk, Education Reporter Contact: Celia Lose of the American Federation of Teachers, 202-393-6356, close@aft.org WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Following is a statement of Sandra Feldman, president of the American Federation of Teachers, on Funding for D.C. School Vouchers: "The political maneuvering and strong-arm tactics it took to bring private school vouchers to the District of Columbia are proof that voucher supporters' political goals take priority over students' real needs. Voucher advocates were able to find $14 million for vouchers for...
  • After the Voucher Wars, Poor School Kids in Cleveland Now Have A Chance

    01/06/2004 10:08:14 AM PST · by rdb3 · 9 replies · 148+ views
    The Black Conservative ^ | December 25, 2K3 | Dutch Martin
    After the Voucher Wars,  Poor School Kids in Cleveland Now Have A Chance   by Dutch Martin A New Visions Commentary paper published December 2003 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 777 North Capitol Street NE #803, Washington, D.C. 20002, 202/371-1400, Fax 202/408-7773, E-Mail Project21@nationalcenter.org, Web http://www.project21.org. Reprints permitted provided source is credited. As a product of Cleveland's public school system, I can attest to its dismal state. To say that poor, inner-city students in Cleveland were not receiving a quality education would be like saying Michael Jordan is good at basketball.  The school district couldn't meet any...
  • Literacy is Pitched but Some Schools Balk

    10/07/2003 8:51:28 AM PDT · by The Rant · 10 replies · 237+ views
    The Washington Dispatch ^ | October 7, 2003 | Frank Salvato
    As First Lady Laura Bush arrived in Paris on the first leg of her tour abroad to champion literacy in adults and children everywhere I would have to guess she would’ve been quite disheartened to find out that in some school districts right here in the United States the idea of a profound literacy program is getting liberal lip-service. In many school districts the idea of instituting and maintaining a solid and comprehensive literacy program seems to butt up against the liberal socio-political idea that self-esteem and having the children enjoy their learning experience is more important than requiring them...
  • Democrats defend Bush school reform

    09/22/2003 10:52:33 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 206+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, September 23, 2003 | By George Archibald
    <p>The top Democrat on the House education panel has condemned the continuing efforts of many of his fellow party members and the National Education Association to water down school reform provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act.</p> <p>In a letter to fellow House members last week, California Rep. George Miller said critics have spread "misleading or outright inaccurate information" about federal requirements to improve student achievement.</p>
  • GAY ACTIVISTS DEFEND ANTI-GAY SUPREME COURT CASE & The Joys of Being Private: Ex-Gays Keep Out

    09/01/2003 9:41:23 PM PDT · by Coleus · 10 replies · 491+ views
    PFOX ^ | 09.0.03 | Dr. Warren Throckmorton
    GAY ACTIVISTS DEFEND ANTI-GAY SUPREME COURT CASE: [From] Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance of Washington, DCPO Box 75265Washington, DC 20013202-667-5139www.glaa.orgequal@glaa.org August 12, 2003 [To] Kenneth SaundersActing DirectorOffice of Human Rights441 4th Street, NWWashington, DC 20001 Dear: Mr. Saunders: We have learned through news reports that Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX) has filed a complaint with the Office of Human Rights alleging discrimination by the National Education Association (NEA). According to the reports PFOX has been denied the opportunity to set up booths at NEA's last two annual conventions. Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance of Washington, DC (GLAA)...
  • American Federation of Teachers Statement on Poll on the Public's Attitudes Toward Public Schools

    08/20/2003 7:22:19 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 9 replies · 201+ views
    American Federation of Teachers Statement on Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll on the Public's Attitudes Toward Public Schools 8/20/03 9:44:00 AM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk, Education Reporter Contact: Janet Bass of the American Federation of Teachers, 202-879-4554, jbass@aft.org WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Following is a statement by American Federation of Teachers President Sandra Feldman on a Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll on the public's attitudes toward public schools: This is the latest in a string of public opinion polls to find overwhelming support for the public schools and for providing assistance to children in low-performing schools as opposed to...
  • The Courage of Mayor Williams

    07/22/2003 8:29:34 AM PDT · by dark_mooncat · 147+ views
    aim.org ^ | July 22, 2003 | Christopher G. Adamo
    ...unlike the members of the public education/Democrat political machine, Mayor Williams has a true regard for the supposed objects of the public education debate - the children. For far too long, big government liberals have gotten away with portraying themselves as having concern for the welfare of the children, when what they really seek is an ever-growing budget for the education bureaucracy. "The children" end up merely as fodder to be fed into the system in order to keep its engines running. Worst of all, the budgetary patterns of recent years have established a scheme that essentially guarantees continued academic...
  • American Federation of Teachers Statement on the House Labor, HHS and Education Appropriations Bill

    07/09/2003 12:26:40 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 1 replies · 239+ views
    American Federation of Teachers Statement on the House Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Bill 7/9/03 11:38:00 AM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk, Education Reporter Contact: Leslie Getzinger of the American Federation of Teachers 202-585-4373 or lgetzing@aft.org WASHINGTON, July 9 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The following is a statement by Sandra Feldman, president, American Federation of Teachers on the House Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Bill: The House Labor, Health and Human Services and Education appropriations bill pitifully shortchanges education funding. It comes in $8 billion below No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) authorized levels, slashes...
  • Teachers' Union to Sue Feds Over Funding; Claiming Broken Promises in Education Funding

    07/02/2003 6:20:24 PM PDT · by Brian S · 17 replies · 232+ views
    Top Teachers' Union to Sue Federal Government, Claiming Broken Promises in Education Funding The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS July 2 — The nation's largest teachers' union says it will sue the federal government for allegedly breaking a promise to keep states from bearing any of the costs of the massive education changes they've been ordered to make. The National Education Association is recruiting states for the lawsuit to be filed later this summer. The goal is to free states from having to meet new mandates unless the federal government proves it has paid for them all. The move, announced at...
  • Teachers' union scandals

    06/19/2003 12:13:31 AM PDT · by kattracks · 2 replies · 196+ views
    <p>Today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will hold a hearing into the teachers union scandals that have erupted over the last several months.</p> <p>Mr. Baxter's double salary wasn't picked up on because the WTU hasn't filed its required biennial internal audit of its affiliate, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), since 1995. The AFT actively refused such a commonsense responsibility. After a D.C. teacher filed a lawsuit to impose a court monitor over AFT's oversight of the WTU's finances, AFT President Sandra Feldman even sent union attorneys to court to insist that the AFT had no legal obligation to review WTU audits.</p>
  • NEA: Teachers' Union Dues Can go to Charities, Sample Letter

    05/27/2003 11:39:24 PM PDT · by Coleus · 15 replies · 3,965+ views
    NJ Teachers: You Can Contribute $546.00 to your Favorite Charity at No Cost(and encourage morality in the New Jersey Education Association)Does the title sound too good to be true? A recent court decision means teachers belonging to a National Education Association (NEA) affiliate (NJEA, etc.) can become a "religious objector". The teacher may then contribute to any charitable organization in lieu of their "representation fees" – thus not paying anything to the NEA or the NJEA.Teachers, here’s how it is done:Address a letter to the Membership Director of the NJEA:Ms. Elizabeth JohnNew Jersey Education Assn.P.O. Box 1211Trenton, NJ 08607-1211Dear...
  • NEA Teacher Union says call Congress, May 8, with NO TAX CUT message

    05/06/2003 1:17:20 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 63 replies · 280+ views
    Education Insider Special Edition - May 6, 2003 May 8, 2003 -- Education Day Educate Congress on Tax Cuts vs. America's Public Schools! Across the nation, schools are suffering. Tens of thousands of education employees have received pink slips and looming state budget deficits promise more to come. Yet Congress seems oblivious to the unfunded mandates it is imposing on our schools, to crowded classrooms, to course offerings cut, to schools in need of repair and renovation, to parents facing increased fees, and more. The proposed tax cuts jeopardize not only critical federally-funded education programs, but also state revenue. Advocacy...
  • Broward School Board considers pact with controversial gay group

    04/18/2002 10:09:49 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 17 replies · 436+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | By Bill Hirschman
    Broward School Board considers pact with controversial gay group By Bill Hirschman Education Writer Posted April 18 2002 One of the most controversial issues the Broward County School Board has faced in the past six months will erupt again Tuesday. The board will reconsider ratifying a proposal by GLSEN, a gay rights group, to teach educators how to deal with homosexual students. "There is going to be a massive showing. Every pro-family activist I know is going to be there," said Brian Craig, producer for conservative radio talk show host Steve Kane. Supporters of the agreement will counter, not just...
  • On day of silence, message of students was very clear

    05/02/2002 9:27:01 PM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 73 replies · 416+ views
    Los Gatos Weekly Times ^ | May 1, 2002 | Rebecca Ray
    Photograph by George Sakkestad Freshman Liz Caillouette participates in the Gay-Straight Alliance's day of silence at Los Gatos High School. Participants stayed silent throughout the day to protest the discrimination faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people. On day of silence, message of students was very clear By Rebecca Ray Thirty-five students clad in black ate lunch together on the front lawn of Los Gatos High School (LGHS), holding colorful balloons and not saying a word. One of them would stand at a table, passing out stickers that read, "ally," and handing out cards that explained the group's silence....

    03/28/2002 2:47:30 PM PST · by EdReform · 29 replies · 659+ views
    Choice 4 Truth.com ^ | Current | Mission America
    TRUTH WITHOUT INTERRUPTION DAY-- APRIL 10 "On April 10, homosexual activists and their supporters will hold "Day of Silence" events on high school and college campuses throughout the country, sponsored by GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.(For more details, see www.dayofsilence.org.) It will be a silent vigil and the usual victimhood and "gay" rights claims. Participants will hand out material promoting homosexuality, bisexuality and cross-dressing. How would you like to hold a counter-event the same day? We are calling it the Truth Without Interruption Day! Finally - a chance to get a word in edgewise! If you'd...
  • 'Safe Schools Campaign' a Trojan Horse for Homosexual Activists, Family Groups Warn

    05/07/2002 3:04:17 AM PDT · by kattracks · 22 replies · 447+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 5/07/02 | Lawrence Morahan
    Washington (CNSNews.com) - Homosexual activism in schools now includes efforts to re-educate schoolchildren into accepting, advocating and experimenting in homosexual behavior, a coalition of family groups said at a Capitol Hill seminar Monday. Robert Knight, director of the Culture and Family Institute, which sponsored "From Tolerance to Forced Acceptance," cited the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) - a national organization of more than 1,200 educators - as seeking to promote homosexuality in schools "under any guise that works." Knight also criticized the National Education Association, a teachers' union of 2 million members, for adopting "an openly pro-homosexual...
  • How Homosexual Activists Are Taking Their Messages to the Public Schools

    03/26/2002 9:50:26 PM PST · by Buffalo Bob · 122 replies · 774+ views
    AFA Online ^ | March 26, 2002 | By L.A. Williams
    CHARLOTTE, NC (AgapePress) - “You can forget trying to persuade the masses that homosexuality is a good thing. But if only you can get them to think that it is just another thing, with a shrug of their shoulders, then your battle for legal and social rights is virtually won.” So wrote Marshall K. Kirk and Erastes Pill in Guide magazine, November 1987. All too often, that battle, promulgated by homosexual activists, is being waged and won in area schools, according to veteran educator Dick Carpenter, Focus on the Family’s education policy analyst. Carpenter told the crowd at a recent...
  • Tolerance in schools a homosexual ploy, conservatives say

    05/06/2002 10:07:54 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 38 replies · 932+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, May 7, 2002 | By Robert Stacy McCain
    <p>Programs to teach tolerance in public schools are actually being used to promote and encourage homosexuality, conservative activists said in a Capitol Hill briefing yesterday.</p> <p>"Homosexual activists have hijacked our schools," California activist Karen Holgate said at the seminar sponsored by Concerned Women for America (CWA), a Washington-based Christian conservative group. "If we don't take a stand, we're going to lose this battle."</p>
  • Challenging the Homosexual Fury In Our Government Schools

    05/30/2002 8:53:57 PM PDT · by gohabsgo · 36 replies · 1,079+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | 05/31/02 | Patrick Mallon
    Concentric is the state of having a common center. The U.S is no longer a concentric nation. It is being grotesquely divided, little by little, bit by bit. Free speech bordering on harassment and intimidation has replaced civility and open dialogue. A nation conceived in liberty now resembles a kid so confused about what liberty and identity is, and what unifying values are, that he has little in common with the family that instilled him with ethics and principles in the first place. How have we become "educated" to think like this? Public education now includes laws requiring that teachers...
  • Parents Protest 'Homosexual Rights' in Virginia School District (Update)

    07/26/2002 4:36:38 AM PDT · by kattracks · 118 replies · 1,837+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 7/26/02 | Lawrence Morahan
    CNSNews.com) - A proposal to add "sexual orientation" to anti-discrimination statutes in local schools is causing dissension in Fairfax County, Va., where some parents claim the measure is unnecessary and could be used to undermine the religious convictions of students who believe that homosexual behavior is wrong. Parents and pro-family groups also complain that Fairfax school libraries contain books that depict homosexuality only in a non-critical light and that the testimony of people who left the homosexual lifestyle is not allowed in school board debates on anti-discrimination. "This is the work of gay activists in the school system," said Peter...
  • ELECTION ALERT! Broward County Election March 11, 2003 THIS TUESDAY!!!! VOTE VOTE VOTE

    03/06/2003 11:15:44 AM PST · by longtermmemmory · 2 replies · 318+ views
    Just and urgent reminder that there is an election in Broward County Florida on March 11, 2003. With one stealth homosexual lawyer (trantalis) running for the Fort Lauderdale city commision, and other smaller cities having their commisions up for election it is VERY urgent that Freepers make sure their voices are heard. Broward County has been the butt of jokes and still has many democrat party controlled problems. This is an off election and the politicians COUNT ON low turnout! so VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!!!!!
  • Public Schools Teaching Teenagers How to Play With Each Others Sexual Organs

    03/12/2003 12:06:44 AM PST · by baggadonuts · 12 replies · 501+ views
    bushcountry.org ^ | March 7, 2003 | MassNews Staff
    Fistgate IV will be held again on March 15 to teach teenagers how to play with the sexual organs of other students. The first Fistgate was in 2000 and caused waves of protests from parents and others. It was exposed by the Parents Rights Coalition which taped part of the scandal so that people would finally understand what was happening, and by MassNews which reported it. The homosexual community has said that its agenda was badly damaged by the scandal. It was almost unable to find a location for the event in 2001, but Tufts University finally did let them...
  • Fistgate to be Held Again on March 15

    03/07/2003 7:35:36 AM PST · by scripter · 328 replies · 2,223+ views
    MassNews ^ | March 7, 2003 | MassNews Staff
    Fistgate IV will be held again on March 15 to teach teenagers how to play with the sexual organs of other students.The first Fistgate was in 2000 and caused waves of protests from parents and others. It was exposed by the Parents Rights Coalition which taped part of the scandal so that people would finally understand what was happening, and by MassNews which reported it.The homosexual community has said that its agenda was badly damaged by the scandal. It was almost unable to find a location for the event in 2001, but Tufts University finally did let them use its...
  • The Deception and Desensitization of America's Youth

    03/03/2003 10:55:39 PM PST · by scripter · 30 replies · 1,248+ views
    American Family Association ^ | February 20, 2003 | Stephen Bennett
    An Organization with a "Passion" for Children On Wednesday, April 9, 2003, the daily routine of public schools and colleges across America will once again come to a halt as a minority of administrators and students demand America's approval and acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle. What should be more appropriately called the "Day of Disruption," the 8th annual "Day of Silence" will be sponsored by GLSEN, the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network. GLSEN is a "gay" activist organization which aggressively lobbies, intimidates and in some cases legally threatens America's public schools into teaching the acceptance and tolerance of the...
  • Parent Alleges Harassment for Exposing 'Fistgate'

    02/07/2003 4:24:38 AM PST · by kattracks · 333 replies · 7,421+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 2/06/03 | Lawrence Morahan
    CNSNews.com) - Lawyers from a homosexual advocacy group took depositions from a Massachusetts parent this week, almost three years after he first exposed "Fistgate," a state-sponsored workshop in which educators instructed teens in graphic homosexual sex. The deposition of Brian Camenker, taken Tuesday by lawyers for the Boston-based Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, is an effort to put parents under financial strain and to discourage others around the country from bringing similar workshops to light, Camenker charged. "If they are able to be able to beat us in Massachusetts, they can continue to hound any parent who gets...
  • They Were Silent

    04/11/2003 8:45:11 AM PDT · by kritikos · 4 replies · 327+ views
    Capitol Resource Institute ^ | 11 April 2003 | Staff
    Statues fell symbolic of the falling regime. Crowds cheered in the streets of Baghdad. And many students in a number of California schools remained silent. Their silence was intentional and ironically expressive, but unrelated to the war half a world away. This “Day of Silence” was only coincidentally staged on this historic day. Planned long before the war, this was about a different battle. According to the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), the organizer of the Day of Silence, this was a battle for safe schools. According to GLSEN, the enemies of school safety are “homophobia” and “heterosexism”--...
  • Supporting gay students: Protest shouldn't disrupt classroom (SacBee Editorial)

    04/11/2003 10:01:47 AM PDT · by kritikos · 46 replies · 474+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 11 April 2003 | Bee Editorial Staff
    <p>The Elk Grove Unified School District was within its rights in telling teachers they shouldn't cater to students participating in Wednesday's "Day of Silence" -- a national protest event in which students refrained from speaking to show solidarity with gay students who stay silent about their orientation for fear of discrimination and harassment. Elk Grove made clear that students could stay silent during much, maybe even all, of the school day, but must participate in class discussion if teachers called on them. The Sacramento City Unified School District has a similar policy.</p>
  • Teen Girl Beaten After Anti-Gay Comments

    04/14/2003 9:12:30 PM PDT · by Anomaly in Illinois · 40 replies · 219+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | April 14, 2003
    Teen Girl Beaten After Anti-Gay Comments Student Recovering In Hospital With Injuries POSTED: 7:07 a.m. EDT April 14, 2003 CONCORD, Mass. -- Police in Concord are investigating whether a beating that left a 16-year-old girl bleeding and unconscious in front of her house is connected to her encounter a day earlier with a student who allegedly made anti-gay comments toward her. Caitlin Meuse was walking home from her friend's house Thursday evening when she was apparently struck in the head and face with a blunt object. She is recovering at Boston Medical Center from injuries including a head injury, missing...

    04/10/2002 6:59:17 AM PDT · by GailA · 8 replies · 400+ views
    The Tennessean ^ | 4/10/02 | Knight Stivender
    <p>FRANKLIN — Students at Centennial and Franklin high schools may be among thousands of youth across the country who today are silently supporting gay rights.</p> <p>Conceived in 1996, the National Day of Silence is a protest in which young people pledge not to speak. Participants pass out cards that explain their silence as a reflection of the ''silence faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their allies,'' according to information on the campaign's Web site.</p>
  • GLSEN Decries Supreme Court Voucher Decision (Homosexuals do not want your kid in private school)

    06/30/2002 7:31:07 PM PDT · by LarryLied · 52 replies · 439+ views
    GLSEN ^ | 6/27/02 | Staff
    NEW YORK (June 27, 2002) -- The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, or GLSEN, today expressed grave concern over the U. S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a Cleveland private-school voucher program. According to GLSEN, the Court’s ruling in Zelman v. Simmons-Harris undermines efforts to ensure the safety of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students.GLSEN noted that virtually all of the schools participating in the Cleveland program are religious and that such schools are routinely exempted from complying with laws that protect LGBT students from harassment and discrimination. “The Court has affirmed a voucher program that allows badly...
  • GLSEN (Gay and Lesbian Educational Network) Assault on Broward County Public Schools!!!

    04/18/2002 6:15:19 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 188 replies · 3,999+ views
    Steve Kane Show ^ | 04/18/02 | Self
    GLSEN is at it again folks. They're trying to infiltrate Broward County Public Schools to promote their version of homosexual propaganda upon innocent children. Steve Kane on AM 1470 in SoFlo is covering the details between 6:00AM-10:00AM in advance of the vote by the school board on Tuesday.For those of you unfamiliar with this group I am including a link to a site that provides details on GLSEN and it's agenda for the public and in particular, your children. You can learn more about this here.Many of us are familiar with the travesty that occurred in the Massachusetts Public School...
  • FREEP THIS POLL!! GLSEN in Broward County Schools! SOFLO Freeper Alert!!!

    04/19/2002 6:40:17 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 14 replies · 265+ views
    Everyone, we really need your help on this! GLSEN is launching an all out assault on the Public School Board to enable GLSEN to conduct "hands on" educational classes to indoctrinate our innocent children in the Gay/Lesbian lifestyle. Please click on the link or here and say "NO!" to GLSEN!!! The poll is on the lower right side in the blue area.
  • GLSEN and the Gay Mafia try to stop DIVERSITY!!

    12/03/2002 1:44:50 AM PST · by tribble · 7 replies · 229+ views
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12-3-02 | Lawrence Morahan
    Steve Kane who is one of the conservatives in the article can by contacted by visting his website http://www.stevekaneshow.com
  • The Center for Arizona Policy - GLSEN in Public Schools -

    04/03/2002 7:19:40 AM PST · by in the Arena · 81 replies · 2,443+ views
    The Center for Arizona Policy ^ | April 2, 2002 | Len Munsil
       April 2, 2002    To:      CAP Board and Friends of CAP   From:   Len Munsil, President   Parents of children in public schools need to be aware of an upcoming event sponsored by the “Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network” (GLSEN) on Wednesday, April 10. On that day, GLSEN – which seeks to brainwash and intimidate children into embracing homosexuality, bisexuality and transgenderism – is sponsoring a national “Day of Silence.” GLSEN is encouraging children to be silent for the full 9-hour school day, and to respond when spoken to by handing out a card that says: “Please understand my reasons...
  • Arizona Parents of Public School Kids: April 10th (GLSEN)

    04/02/2002 2:50:13 PM PST · by hsmomx3 · 15 replies · 4,572+ views
    The Center for Arizona Policy ^ | April 2, 2002 | Len Munsil, President
    Parents of children in public schools need to be aware of an upcoming event sponsored by the “Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network” (GLSEN) on Wednesday, April 10. On that day, GLSEN – which seeks to brainwash and intimidate children into embracing homosexuality, bisexuality and transgenderism – is sponsoring a national “Day of Silence.” GLSEN is encouraging children to be silent for the full 9-hour school day, and to respond when spoken to by handing out a card that says: “Please understand my reasons for not speaking today. I am participating in the Day of Silence, a national youth movement protesting...
  • NEA And GLSEN Seek To Stifle Free Speech

    02/13/2002 6:41:01 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 73 replies · 1,521+ views
    Too good Reports ^ | February 13, 2002 | Rev. Louis P. Sheldon
    The National Education Association (NEA) and the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) are teaming up this year to violate the free speech and religious freedom rights of millions of school children. They&acute;re not honest enough to clearly state this as their goal, but it is their objective. These two groups are engaged in a campaign to establish "anti-harassment" and "anti-discrimination" policies on school campuses that will prohibit students from engaging in honest discussions about the behavior of homosexuality. Those students who wish to express medically-based or morally-based opposition to homosexuality as a lifestyle will be punished if ...