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  • Public Schools: The Three Big Problems We Must Fix

    07/16/2018 4:36:34 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 19 replies
    Republic Standard ^ | May 3, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    One thing our public schools do well is undermine real education. K-12 education is a big swirl of unnecessary problems and impasses. Millions of children are damaged by what seem to be ideological decisions. Our self-appointed experts, which I call the Education Establishment, appear unable to improve the schools. Worse, they don't seem to want to. Let’s identify the three main problems as the first step toward fixing them: First, our schools seem to become dumber by the year and probably by the month. Government statistics say that the majority of our students, in both fourth grade and eighth grade,...
  • Lindbergh continues to charge for kindergarten in Missouri (Immigrants free though)

    07/13/2018 10:32:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Bristol Herald Courier ^ | July 13, 2018 | Kristen Taketa
    SAPPINGTON, Mo. (AP) — Like many other parents, Rachel Major moved to the Lindbergh School District in 2006 because she wanted good public schools. Lindbergh, a slice of south St. Louis County where a typical home costs more than $200,000, is one of the highest-rated school districts in Missouri. But when her oldest son was finishing preschool two years ago, she was surprised to learn that she would have to pay $3,500 for him to attend Lindbergh's full-day kindergarten. "Why are we paying tuition to a public school?" said Major, whose 5-year-old daughter will start full-day kindergarten at Sappington Elementary...
  • Poll Finds 57% of Millennials Don’t Even Know Roe v. Wade is About Abortion

    07/11/2018 7:40:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 9, 2018 | Christina Vazquez
    With the talk of pro-life U.S. Supreme Court nominees and Roe v. Wade potentially being overturned, it is important to actually know what the landmark abortion case is about. And there are strong indications that many do not. A Democratic pollster recently pointed out that most millennials do not know what Roe v. Wade is about, or when abortion was legalized. “Millennials think that Roe v. Wade happened right after the American Revolution,” Celinda Lake, president of Lake Research, said on a Friday episode of “What America’s Thinking,” a show on Hill.TV about polls and public opinion. Furthermore, a 2013...

    07/11/2018 7:06:15 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | June 11, 2018 | BOB UNRUH
    An organization fighting Islamic indoctrination in the San Diego Public schools – it’s already in court over the issue – is now insisting on access to communications between Seattle school officials and the Council on American-Islamic Relations. WND has reported on the dispute between the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund and the San Diego school district. Support WND’s legal fight to expose the Hamas front in the U.S., the Council on American-Islamic Relations. U.S. District Court Judge Cynthia A. Bashant issued an order setting July 17 as the hearing date regarding a motion for a preliminary injunction in that dispute....
  • Parents Denied Right to See Pro-LGBT Videos Forced on Their Children

    07/10/2018 3:10:10 PM PDT · by detective · 90 replies
    The New American ^ | 09 July 2018 | Steve Byas
    A lawsuit against a Pennsylvania school district will be filed later this month, if the district continues its refusal to allow parents to see a series of pro-LGBT videos that their children were forced to watch in April. In a June 22 letter to the East Penn School District, Liberty Counsel attorney Richard Mast said that Pennsylvania state law dictates that parents are entitled to all such curriculum information. Almost three thousand students at Emmaus High School were required to see the videos during the school district’s LGBT “Unity Week.” Students could not opt out, and not only were parents...
  • Mother says kindergarten teacher bullied 5-year-old son

    07/05/2018 12:03:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 52 replies
    wsvn ^ | June 29, 2018 | Jessica Holly
    SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A parent is accusing a South Florida teacher of bullying her 5-year-old son in class. Kandy Escotto said she originally felt like something was wrong after her son Aaron made troubling comments about his teacher at Banyan Elementary School. “He told me, ‘Mommy, I’m a bad boy,'” Escotto said. “I said, ‘Aaron, why do you say that?’ and then he said, ‘That’s what my teacher tells me when I don’t do my work,’ so that’s when I knew something was happening.” Escotto said she voiced her concerns to school officials numerous times, but she kept...
  • Electric shock therapy on special needs students: Treatment or torment?

    07/03/2018 10:50:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    ABC ^ | July 1, 2018 | Denise Powell, M.D. candidate
    A Massachusetts school for special needs children can continue to use a form of electric shock therapy on students after a long-running battle with state officials over the controversial treatment was decided in their favor. The Judge Rotenberg Center in Canton is the only learning center in the country to use the graduated electronic decelerator to control the behavior of students with development delays. The commonwealth had been trying since 2013 to ban the practice, but last week, Judge Katherine Fields, the first justice of the Bristol County Probate and Family Court, sided with the school. The school did not...
  • Government Proposal Would Teach Schoolgirls About Abortions to Stop Teen Pregnancies

    06/26/2018 8:29:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | June 27, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    Government leaders in South Africa are pushing a plan to teach school girls about abortions in an effort to combat skyrocketing teen pregnancy rates. Under the proposed Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) policy, children would learn about “safe” abortions, the morning-after pill and other contraception in school, The Mercury reports. “The CSE should include counseling on the range of options, including the choice of termination of pregnancy,” the draft policy states. The Basic Education Department said something must be done to reverse the escalating teen pregnancy rate. In 2015, 15,740 schoolgirls became pregnant in South Africa, according to their data. While...
  • Mom says, N.J. School tried to make my kid Muslim. Judge says, Go to court

    06/21/2018 3:48:22 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 27 replies ^ | June 20, 2018
    A federal judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Chatham mother who says the school district forced her son to watch Islamic conversion videos and ignored the study of Christianity and Judaism. Libby Hilsenrath filed the lawsuit, on behalf of her child (identified as C.H. in the suit), against the Chatham School District and Board of Education, as well as the superintendent, assistant superintendent, middle school principal, Social Studies supervisor, and two Social Studies teachers. Judge Kevin McNulty said in the decision, on a motion filed by the school district's attorney to dismiss the lawsuit, that...
  • DOE sets controversial plan to desegregate middle schools [NY]

    06/20/2018 1:26:44 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 20, 2018 | Selim Algar
    After a series of bruising community meetings, the Department of Education announced Wednesday that it has finalized a plan to desegregate middle schools in an Upper West Side district. Poor, low-performing students will get priority admission at each of District 3’s middle schools starting in the 2019-2020 academic year, the DOE said.
  • Why parents struggle with Common Core math: “The diagrams are absolutely insane.”

    06/17/2018 6:25:25 PM PDT · by BobL · 124 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | June 17, 2018 | Karen D'Souza
    (snip) Eight years after California adopted new standards designed to boost students’ critical thinking and analytical skills, it’s become clear that a critical group was left behind in the push to implement Common Core: parents. The good old days of memorizing math formulas or multiplication tables are gone. Instead, Common Core math requires students to show how they reason their way to the right answer. As a result, many parents say homework is far more complicated than it used to be. For example, the right answer to 3×5 isn’t just 15 anymore, as one popular social media post noted. It’s...
  • Teacher Training and the Construction of Illiteracy

    06/15/2018 7:40:56 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | June 15, 2018 | Terry Stoops
    No cliché is more ubiquitous at teacher protests than signs that read, “if you can read this sign, thank a teacher.” That is, unless you disregard variations on the theme of “pay us more.” And yet, student performance on national and international tests suggest that the reading comprehension of most American students does not extend far beyond an understanding of nine-word sentences and basic signage. In the United States, only a fortunate few acquire reading proficiency. Scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) have barely budged since 2002. On the 2016 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS),...
  • Maryland Teachers, Students Live in Fear of MS-13 Middle Schoolers

    06/14/2018 11:35:25 AM PDT · by davikkm · 35 replies
    breitbart ^ | PENNY STARR
    The ruthless MS-13 gang and the horrific crimes members commit now include students at a Maryland middle school where teachers and students tell of living in fear every day. The gang has been in the spotlight as President Donald Trump has vowed to crack down on its operations. Officials at William Wirt Middle School in Riverdale, Maryland, claim there is not a gang problem on campus where students as young 11 attend, but the teachers and students tell a different story, according to documents obtained by the Washington Post. The Post reported: Gang-related fights are now a near-daily occurrence at...
  • Board accepts resignation of teacher who refused to call transgender students by preferred names

    06/12/2018 12:21:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    indy channel ^ | June 12, 2018 | Katie Cox, Matthew McClellan
    BROWNSBURG, Ind. -- The Brownsburg Community Schools board voted to accept the resignation of an orchestra teacher who refused to call transgender students by their preferred names. John Kluge attempted to rescind his resignation before it was accepted after claiming that he was forced to resign because of the school’s transgender policy. Dozens of students and parents gathered at the school board meeting Monday evening to share their support and concerns regarding Kluge's job and the school board's decision.
  • Homeschooling Expands As Parents Seethe Over Liberal Social Engineering And Violence

    06/11/2018 11:12:52 AM PDT · by blam · 65 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 6-11-2018 | Mac Slavp
    Homeschooling rates are skyrocketing as parents are continually getting more and more upset at the leftist social engineering taking place in public schools. The indoctrination is getting so bad, that some parents are even concerned about liberal violence against those who reject the brainwashing. According to The Washington Times, the recent school shooting at Parkland, Florida, was the last straw for scores of parents. The paper noted that “the phones started ringing at the Texas Home School Coalition, and they haven’t stopped yet.” “When the Parkland shooting happened, our phone calls and emails exploded,” said coalition president Tim Lambert. “In...
  • Cuomo: Allow teachers to petition judges to seize guns

    06/05/2018 5:07:54 PM PDT · by blueyon · 21 replies
    WHEC ^ | 6/5/18 | The Associate Press
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  • Kyle Kashuv Endorses School Security Measures Proposed by US Senate Candidate Nick Freitas

    06/05/2018 2:18:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | June 5, 2018 | Marina Medvin
    Nick Freitas is a Virginia Republican legislator and a U.S. Senate candidate. Freitas, who is a father of three and who served two combat tours in the Middle East as a Green Beret, has been identifying school security needs and has been outlining solutions. He has also been implementing solutions for Virginia in the Virginia legislature. Freitas wants to put emphasis on school safety, to protect America’s children. This is one of the issues on his U.S. Senate campaign platform and how Kyle Kashuv became involved. Kashuv announced that after discussing school security with Freitas, he endorses Freitas for U.S. Senate and trusts...

    05/31/2018 9:21:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    The Fullerton Informer ^ | Published on May 21, 2018 | The Fullerton Informer
  • Teacher arrested after texting threat of mass shooting at Las Vegas concert

    05/28/2018 11:45:07 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 28 May 2018 | Robert Gearty
    A Las Vegas teacher was arrested this month on terrorist threat charges after she sent texts saying she was forming a plan to shoot up a concert and wanted to empower women to be serial killers. Leslie McGourty, 48, was exchanging texts with a friend May 16 when she made a threat to “poke a lot of holes in a lot of people” and kill herself, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported, citing her arrest report. The friend took the texts to cops and McGourty was arrested later that day as she was teaching a physics class at Bonanza High School,...
  • Teacher Suspended, Teen Severely Burned In Experiment Gone Wrong

    05/26/2018 4:02:27 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 51 replies ^ | 26 April 2018 | Shannon Antinori
    Bartlett High School student was injured in an experiment involving liquid nitrogen. the teen suffered severe burns to his groin Another student said a small amount of liquid nitrogen was meant to be poured on the teen's chest, "(But the teacher) poured all of it on him and it instantly just burned him,"