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  • Obama's school discipline guidelines put students in grave danger

    01/18/2019 1:23:44 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | January 18, 2019 | by Max Eden
    President Donald Trump, following the recommendation of a national commission on school safety chaired by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, will repeal the Obama administration's "Dear Colleague Letter" on school discipline. The letter, issued in 2014, advised school superintendents nationwide that racial disparities in suspension rates would be grounds for finding school districts in violation of federal anti-discrimination law, and therefore at risk of losing federal funding. The directive, cast as a "guidance," in fact formalized a fundamental shift in the Department of Education's approach to civil rights enforcement. Prior to the Dear Colleague Letter, the standard held that civil...
  • Islamic Activist Advocates Using Public Schools to Convert Americans to Islam

    01/18/2019 5:07:25 AM PST · by SJackson · 40 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 18, 2019 | Sara Dogan
    "We want to turn them into Muslim individuals.” In a video clip that has recently gone viral, Islamic activist Sharifa Alkhateeb talks extensively about using U.S. public schools to proselytize Islam and convert America to an Islamic nation. “We are in the process of developing Islamic education for our children. And yes, all of us have the hope and dream…of creating not only Islamic schools that cooperate with each other but Islamic schools systems that would span the country, that’s what our further objective is,” Alkhateeb explains. “So as we approach the public school system, we have to approach it with that...
  • A Shocking Tour of K-12 Today

    01/17/2019 6:57:12 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 23 replies
    Education Views ^ | July 15, 2017 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Some of my articles generate lots of comments from angry parents who had to fight with an unresponsive school system year after year. People not familiar with how bad K-12 has become might find these comments both revealing and scary. They tell the truth about K-12, a truth-in-the-trenches you won’t find in our media. (Sad to say, our media seem to feel it’s their job to wrap academic decline in a protective silence. Shhhh, Don’t Disturb The Saboteurs!) Here are comments left on an article about reading: “I had the Sisters of Mercy. Everyone read at least at grade level...
  • LA teachers union advocates for illegals, then complains of overcrowded classrooms

    01/15/2019 1:31:48 PM PST · by Huskrrrr · 25 replies
    EAGNews.org ^ | January 15, 2019 | Victor Skinner
    About 30,000 Los Angeles teachers and school employees are holding education hostage to demand higher pay and “smaller class sizes” – a popular phrase that equates to more dues paying union employees. On picket lines across the district Monday, striking teachers toted protest signs in the rain as they swapped horror stories about classes with 40 or more students packed in “like sardines.” What they didn’t discuss: How the United Teachers Los Angeles union’s immigration policies contribute to overcrowded schools and its demands for more staff to handle the situatio
  • Atheist group warns over 1,000 school districts not to take kids to Ark Encounter

    01/13/2019 9:43:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/12/2019 | Samuel Smith
    The Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky bathed in sunset colors. | ANSWERS IN GENESISOne of the nation’s leading atheist legal groups has sent a warning to over 1,000 public school districts telling them not to take field trips to Answers in Genesis' creationist attractions in Kentucky.The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, which claims 31,000 members across the U.S., announced Tuesday that it contacted school districts in five states warning them that field trips to the Ark Encounter or the Creation Museum would be a violation of the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause.“Public schools and public school staff may not constitutionally organize...
  • Huntington Beach family sues school district over students’ right to hand out fliers

    01/12/2019 2:49:57 AM PST · by blueplum · 7 replies
    The Press Enterprise ^ | 11 Jan 2019 | Deepa Bharath, OC Register
    Full title: Huntington Beach family sues school district over students’ right to hand out fliers promoting Bring Your Bible to School Day HUNTINGTON BEACH — A Los Angeles-based conservative Christian group has filed a federal lawsuit against the Huntington Beach City School District on behalf of two children, alleging they were unlawfully prohibited from distributing fliers promoting Bring Your Bible to School Day. The lawsuit, filed Monday, Jan. 7 by Freedom X in United States District Court in Santa Ana, alleges that the school district violated the First Amendment rights of Micah Bausch, 10, and Nieka Bausch, 8, by curtailing...
  • Ohio school resource officer removed after giving principal parking ticket

    01/11/2019 7:16:19 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 57 replies
    WFMJ.com Ohio ^ | 1/10/19 | Alan Rodges
    A school resource officer in Warren, Ohio, was removed from school premises after issuing a parking ticket for the school principal after she repeatedly parked in a handicap zone, according to multiple media reports. WARREN, Ohio - According to Michael Currington, a representative for the city of Warren's police union, Google Earth shows clearly the reason for what started with a warning and ended with controversy."The resource officer had given a number of verbal warnings over a period of time to the principal of the facility to not park in a handicap designated area," said city law director Greg Hicks.But...
  • The Left's War on Parenting

    12/19/2018 6:02:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2018 | Ben Shapiro
    Last month, the New York State Education Department made a crucial decision: Commissioner MaryEllen Elia handed authority to local school boards to veto the right for private schools to operate. Those school boards must now determine whether private schools provide an education "substantially equivalent to that received in district public schools." According to Jewish educators Elya Brudny and Yisroel Reisman, "The state government now requires private schools to offer a specific set of classes more comprehensive than what students in public schools must learn." This isn't a problem for Jewish schools alone -- Catholic schools in New York have bucked...
  • ‘Adulting Day’ teaches local high school seniors how to cook, change a tire, pay bills

    12/15/2018 10:38:11 AM PST · by bgill · 102 replies
    wave3 ^ | Dec. 14, 2018 | wave3
    Seniors in the class of 2019, however, received one-on-ones with people from the community - teaching things like dorm-room cooking, changing a tire, credit cards and financing. It was an event Christy Hardin, director of the BCHS Family Resource & Youth Services Center, organized for the students. “I think that the idea occurred to me originally, I saw a Facebook post that parents passed around saying they needed a class in high school on taxes, and cooking,” Hardin said. “Our kids can get that, but they have to choose it. And (Wednesday) was a day they could pick and choose...
  • 11-Year-Old Bullied Simply Because His Last Name is Trump

    12/14/2018 5:19:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    MRCTV.org ^ | December 14, 2018 | Ferlon Webster
    11-Year-Old Bullied Simply Because His Last Name is TrumpIt’s time to take a quiz… Are you ready? Question # 1: Who is the most bashed person in the United States today? Answer # 1: President Trump is the most bashed person in the U.S. today. You guessed correctly! Question # 2: What happens when you happen to have the same last name as the President? Answer # 2: You get bashed! You answered correctly again! Congratulations! With President Trump taking a daily dose of criticism from the media and his supporters dealing with a ton of nonsense from leftists, I...
  • Preferred Gender Pronouns Required in Virginia's Public Schools. The Bible? Not Allowed.

    12/13/2018 7:53:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/13/2018 | John Ellis
    Last Tuesday, unbeknownst to me, my son stuffed his beloved Bible into his bookbag. He was planning on using his class's show-and-tell time to share with his classmates what he was reading in God's Word. Keep in mind, my son is a second-grader in the Arlington County, Va., public school system. One of the most progressively leftist communities in the country, Arlington County has little room for conservative Christianity. Our neighborhood is filled with multi-colored yard signs proclaiming, "Love trumps hate!" or "All Are Welcome Here!" followed by a scolding for those who don't accept that boys can be girls...
  • Teacher Bullies Trump Supporting Students

    12/13/2018 8:19:44 AM PST · by simpson96 · 39 replies
    WBCK FM ^ | 12/13/2018 | Renk
    More news of Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS), this time coming from Texas. EAG News is reporting about a biology teacher at McNeil High School in Round Rock Texas spewing her TDS toward her students. Parents of teenagers who attend that school told KHOU news that this “teacher” professed a hatred for the president and then went on to mock students who disagreed with her perspective. One student’s mother told KHOU: “She said, ‘By the way, I hate Donald Trump with a burning passion and his is a complete douchebag’ to a class full of seniors in high school” This “teacher”...
  • Virginia teacher fired for refusing to use new pronouns for transgender student

    12/08/2018 7:59:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/08/2018 | Rick Moran
    "You will be made to care," wrote Eric Erickson in RedState back in 2013. He was referring to a court case in Colorado of a Christian baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple and was fined for it. Today, we are being threatened, intimidated, and bullied into caring about people who believe they are trapped in the wrong body - that their biological gender is incorrect and that they are actually someone of the opposite gender - or some other gender created out of whole cloth. A Virginia French teacher found out the consequences of...
  • More than 100 NYC schools using controversial ‘credit recovery’ to boost grad rates

    12/08/2018 8:16:33 PM PST · by EinNYC · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 8, 2018 | Susan Edelman and Anthony Izaguirre
    More than 100 NYC high schools have enrolled students in “credit recovery” — a scheme increasingly criticized as a shoddy way to raise graduation rates, a new study reveals. In a sample of 229 Department of Education high schools, 109 reported using such programs for students who had failed or never completed required classes, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute found in a study titled “Gotta Give ‘Em Credit.”
  • Officers Arrest Juvenile for Sexual Assaults on School Bus [Fairfax County, Virginia]

    12/07/2018 10:35:33 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 21 replies
    Fairfax County Police ^ | 7 December 2018 | FCPD Media Relations Bureau
    Mason District Police Station – A 12-year-old boy is facing charges following allegations he sexually assaulted two girls on a Fairfax County Public Schools bus. The investigation began on November 13 when two students of Camelot Elementary School told their parents they had been sexually assaulted by a boy on school bus CA02. After a thorough investigation by our Major Crimes Bureau detectives, the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney for Fairfax County was briefed and petitions were obtained. He has been charged with two counts of aggravated sexual battery and two counts of object sexual penetration. The petitions were served...
  • Principal Bans Candy Canes Because ‘J’ Shape Stands For Jesus. That Was Only The Beginning.

    12/06/2018 11:08:40 AM PST · by Red Badger · 156 replies
    greatamericanpolitics.com ^ | December 6, 2018 | By Michael Stanley
    If jolly old Saint Nick were a real person who had a real naughty and nice list, Nebraska school principal Jennifer Sinclair would most definitely be getting nothing but coal in her stocking this year. Sinclair has went on an anti-Christmas rampage, banning candy canes because their “J” shape represents Jesus, the reason for the season. However, that was just the beginning. What kinds of items, you ask? Liberty Counsel provided a memo from principal Jennifer Sinclair that spelled out in detail all the verboten paraphernalia at Manchester Elementary School in Omaha: Santas or Christmas items (clip art) on worksheets...
  • Project 78 - Homeschool Curriculum

    12/03/2018 11:32:02 AM PST · by Sopater · 10 replies
    Vanity | 12/03/2018 | Sopater
    Are you passionate about history? Do you enjoy research, writing, editing, or formatting? If so, you should consider Project 78. Project 78 is the development of a top-notch quality history curriculum, specifically designed to meet the needs of Christian home-school students and families. The project has seven key values that will define our goals for this curriculum. We will create a curriculum that is accurate, objective, thorough, simple, memorable, adaptable, and affordable. In addition to history, this project will also create supplemental courses in economics, American government, and geography. Project 78 is the project of a team of entrepreneurs, called...
  • Transgender teen posts video of the moment school staff use a yardstick to open the girl's bath...

    12/02/2018 1:10:49 PM PST · by Morgana · 43 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | DECEMBER 2, 2018 | DM Reporter
    FULL TITLE: Transgender teen posts video of the moment school staff use a yardstick to open the girl's bathroom stall on her to kick her OUT, but the principal insists the situation is being 'misrepresented' A transgender teen has posted videos of school administrators forcing open the door of a bathroom stall while she sits inside - but the principal insists that the video 'misrepresents' the situation. The student shot the videos on Wednesday at Osseo Senior High in Minnesota, accusing school officials of 'violating' her while she uses the bathroom. The video shows the student sitting on a toilet...
  • Black Education: What Makes Sense?

    11/28/2018 5:55:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    What do you think of the proposition that no black youngsters should be saved from educational rot until all can be saved? Black people cannot afford to accept such a proposition. Actions by the education establishment, black and white liberal politicians, and some civil rights organizations appear to support the proposition. Let's look at it with the help of some data developed by my friend and colleague Dr. Thomas Sowell. The Nation's Report Card for 2017 showed the following reading scores for fourth-graders in New York state's public schools: Thirty-two percent scored below basic, with 32 percent scoring basic, 27...
  • For Defense Against Active Shooters, Mich. School Hands Out Hockey Pucks

    11/28/2018 3:50:55 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 111 replies
    npr.org ^ | 11/28/18 | Emily Sullivan
    Hockey pucks: They're small, heavy and — one Michigan college thinks — might be the perfect weapon against an active shooter on campus. Oakland University, a public school located in Rochester Hills, near Detroit, is distributing thousands of 94-cent hockey pucks for just that reason. The distribution, which began earlier this month, stemmed from a March faculty active-shooter training session following February's shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school that left 17 dead. A participant at the training asked the Oakland University Police Chief Mark Gordon what items people could use to defend themselves on the campus, which has a...