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  • Parents Demand an End to Islamic Teachings in Public School

    02/26/2017 12:19:39 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 34 replies
    patriotnewsdaily ^ | 21 Feb 2017
    Parents in Chatham, New Jersey are demanding answers from the local board of education as it pertains to what their children are being taught in their 7th grade social studies class. According to Nancy Gayer and Libby Hilsenrath, their children are being given lessons about Islam that would never be acceptable if they were about Christianity. In fact, Gayer said at a board meeting on Monday, her son was specifically chastised a few years ago when he gave a PowerPoint presentation that briefly mentioned his religious views. Gayer said he was told to stop “proselytizing” when he included a Bible...
  • Outrage as judge saves teenage football player, 19, from jail over locker room....

    02/26/2017 10:56:11 AM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 26, 2017 | Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Outrage as judge saves teenage football player, 19, from jail over locker room attack against mentally disabled boy he assaulted with a coat hanger because it wasn't 'racial or sexual' A judge is facing calls to be disbarred for allowing a high school football player to walk free from court despite assaulting a mentally disabled boy with a coat hanger. Judge Randy Stoker spared 19-year-old John RK Howard from jail on Friday because he said he did not deserve to be punished as a sex offender. Howard was 18 when he and two other teens lured the unnamed,...
  • CNN Host: Naked Men in Girl's Locker Room with 12-Year-Olds Should Be Allowed

    02/24/2017 8:15:29 AM PST · by Morgana · 70 replies
    Mark Dice youtube ^ | Feb. 23, 2017 | Mark Dice
    CNN's Chris Cuomo says that if 12-year-old girls are uncomfortable seeing penises in locker rooms from biological males who identify as women, that the young girls are "the problem" and are being intolerant. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story. ***video only on link****
  • Family Finds Online School to Be a Lifesaver

    02/24/2017 8:23:30 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/21/2017 | Anne Schieber
    The Smith family in DeWitt has endured more than its share of challenging circumstances. But having access to an online charter school has been a great help. During a single week in 2007, Sandy Smith was diagnosed with breast cancer and her son Andrew was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. After Andrew passed away at eight years old, the Smiths enrolled their two surviving children in a cyber school. “We thought this would be a great opportunity, a great fit for us, because we could take it with us wherever we were going, we would have teachers involved, and we’d...
  • NFL QB Jameis Winston Says Women Need To Be Silent & Gets Outrage From The Public!

    02/23/2017 10:28:35 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    TNN RAW 2 ^ | Feb. 23, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    NFL QB Jameis Winston Says Women Need To Be Silent & Gets Outrage From The Public!
  • Police: DISD teacher threatened to kill staff if he didn't get pay raise

    02/23/2017 7:21:10 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    KDFW ^ | 2/22/17
    Dallas ISD police arrested a Seagoville High School teacher after he threatened to kill staff if he didn't get a raise. Omar Alanis is charged with making a terroristic threat. He'd only been employed with the district since August. Alanis went missing for almost a week when the threat came to light but finally returned and police say admitted to threatening co-workers. Last week, extra officers were placed at Seagoville High School. Police acknowledged an incident but didn’t say much at the time. Police documents now revealed the teacher involved is 29-year-old Omar Alanis, a world history teacher. Police say...
  • Teacher Melts Down, Disrupts, Curses, Quits, Walks — And Files To Get Job Back

    02/23/2017 1:43:05 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 40 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/21/2017 | Derek Draplin
    An Ionia Public Schools teacher declared she was quitting after having an emotional meltdown in front of her second-grade students. She then abruptly walked out of the school, according to documents obtained in a Freedom of Information Act request. But after the school accepted the verbal notice as a resignation, the teacher claimed she did not formally quit, causing a monthslong battle over her employment status. Anne Purdun, a second-grade teacher at Emerson Elementary, yelled profanities in her classroom while students were present on April 20, 2016, according to charges filed by the school for a tenure proceeding, obtained through...
  • Parents question seventh-grade lesson on Islam

    02/21/2017 9:11:50 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 29 replies
    New Jersey Hills Media Group ^ | 02/10/2017 | KATHY SHWIFF
    Two parents raised questions about the way seventh-graders are taught about Islam during the school board meeting Thursday, Feb. 6. Borough residents Nancy Geyer and Libby Hilsenrath said the social studies curriculum includes two videos and other materials that go in-depth about Islamic practices, prayer and holidays and display the statement, “There is no God except Allah.” {..snip..}
  • DO AMERICANS BELIEVE THAT CHRISTIANITY IS AS VIOLENT AS ISLAM?

    02/21/2017 2:06:18 PM PST · by NYer · 29 replies
    Spiritual Direction ^ | February 21, 2017 | VICKI BURBACH
    Take out of consideration the Creator, who made every person in love and destined each for eternal life, and properly inalienable rights promptly disappear.  And individuals become, in very short order, the objects of political manipulation and domination. To see the truth of this, all we have to do is look at the totalitarianisms of the last century, governments that were grounded in the explicit denial of God. The negation of equality and the suppression of fundamental human rights in Hitler’s Germany, Stalin’s Russia, Mao’s China, Pol Pot’s Cambodia, and Castro’s Cuba followed directly from the systematic denial of...
  • Teacher placed on leave after encouraging people to “report illegal aliens”

    02/20/2017 12:35:24 PM PST · by BradtotheBone · 59 replies
    Yakima Herald ^ | February 18, 2017 | Miles Jay Oliver
    PROSSER, Wash. -- A Prosser elementary schoolteacher was placed on leave Friday after the school district said she posted a Facebook message that could be considered hostile or offensive on the basis of national origin. The post generated a number of emails, phone calls and visits from “concerned citizens and parents” that the school district described as “angry and concerning.” “Due to possible safety and security concerns, as well as concern for disruption of the school environment, this teacher has been placed on administrative leave pending investigation of this incident by the district,” the Prosser School District said in a...
  • MIDDLE SCHOOL student faces charges after 'hurling wooden block at Trump's motorcade'

    02/19/2017 6:17:06 PM PST · by Morgana · 39 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 19, 2017 | AP and Zoe Szathmary For Dailymail.com
    A vehicle in President Donald Trump's motorcade was struck by a '2x4' - with five middle school students now facing charges, according to Florida authorities. One middle school student admitted to hurling the object, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. The incident happened Friday around 1:45 p.m. in West Palm Beach.
  • High School Transgender Wrestler Wins Texas Regional Title

    02/19/2017 2:01:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    A 17-year-old Dallas-area high school transgender wrestler who is transitioning from female to male has won a girls regional championship after a female opponent forfeited the match. Mack Beggs, a Euless Trinity High School junior who is undefeated this wrestling season, hugged losing opponent Madeline Rocha, from Coppell, on the victory stand Saturday after their match for the 110-pound Class 6A Region 2 championship never took place when Rocha declined to wrestle. Beggs and Rocha advance to the state championships next weekend. The top four finishers in the region qualified for the state tournament. Beggs did wrestle Kailyn Clay, of...
  • Homeschoolers Revolt Against Republican School Choice Bill

    02/19/2017 5:54:30 AM PST · by davikkm · 95 replies
    breitbart ^ | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    Homeschooling families throughout the nation are voicing opposition to a Republican-sponsored school choice bill that they say will ultimately result in regulation of homeschooling in the United States. Many parents who homeschool their children, as well as their numerous local and national homeschooling organizations, are protesting the bill, introduced by Iowa Rep. Steve King (R), and calling upon the members of Congress who are its sponsors to “leave homeschooling families alone.” School vouchers created by H.R. 610, the Choices in Education Act of 2017, “would be a slippery slope toward more federal involvement and control in homeschooling,” asserts William Estrada,...
  • Parents concerned after seeing abortion posters near high school (GRAPHIC)

    02/16/2017 4:29:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    abc6 ^ | Feb. 16, 2017 | Michelle Newell
    WESTERVILLE, Oh (WSYX/WTTE) — A graphic message has parents in a central Ohio school district concerned. Anti-abortion signs were posted along a street near Westerville South High School Tuesday. Students saw the signs as they walked out of school. The group, Created Equal, said its goal is to talk to students about the dangers of abortion. "We are outside the high schools to present all the evidence. We want students to have the full facts about what abortion does so they can make an informers choice," said Seth Drayer, who is the Director of Training for Created Equal.
  • Parents of transgender students appeal to Trump on bathrooms

    02/15/2017 9:38:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 15, 2017 10:51 AM EST | Maria Danilova
    Hundreds of parents across the country have called on President Donald Trump to embrace Obama-era protections for transgender students that allow them use to school bathrooms in accord with their gender identity. In a letter sent to the president by the Human Rights Campaign late Tuesday, more than 780 parents stressed that “all students deserve equal access to a safe, welcoming school and a high quality education no matter who they are.” The call follows a decision by the Trump administration last week to abandon a defense of the guidelines that had been issued by the Obama administration. A court...
  • “It’s really unfortunate:” MPS principal accused of intimidating victim/witness in sex assault case

    02/16/2017 10:04:03 AM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    fOX6NOW ^ | Feb. 9, 2017 | Myra Sanchick, FOX6 News and Ben Handelman,
    MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee Public Schools PRINCIPAL is in jail -- and the allegations against her have shocked some of her students. At Washington High School of Information Technology, the principal would often post about how proud she was of students or the school's basketball team. But what 42-year-old Valencia Carthen is accused of is nothing to be proud of. She is accused of intimidating a witness.
  • 3 Resign After Video Shows Michigan Teachers Making Vulgar Comments About Students

    02/15/2017 1:32:30 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    ktla ^ | Feb. 15, 2017 | Tribune Media Wire
    A Michigan school district official and two teachers have resigned after a video surfaced apparently showing teachers and school staff playing a vulgar game at a bar. The footage shows staff members from Bangor Public Schools naming students and other teachers in the game, according to KTLA sister station WXMI in Grand Rapids. The game, which apparently took place at a restaurant or bar, was recorded last month by someone at a nearby table. The video was posted on YouTube and then shared widely, WXMI reported.
  • Cursive writing could become required for Ohio students

    02/15/2017 9:41:24 AM PST · by Morgana · 62 replies
    wowk ^ | Feb. 15, 2017 | wowk
    COLUMBUS (WCMH) – A Columbus-area state representative has introduced legislation that could make cursive writing a requirement in Ohio schools. Rep. Andrew Brenner, R-Powell and Rep. Marilyn Slaby, R-Akron introduced HB 58 on Monday. The bill adds the following to the state’s educational requirements:
  • Autistic high school student raped classmate TWICE while aide napped, lawsuit claims

    02/14/2017 10:01:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 14, 2017 | ap
    An autistic high school student in Honolulu raped a classmate while the adult assigned to monitor him was taking a nap, a federal lawsuit filed Monday claimed. The autistic student had a full-time one-on-one aide because he was known to be violent, the lawsuit accusing Hawaii's statewide school district of negligence said. The aide was asleep when the 2012 attack happened during Pearl City High School band practice, the lawsuit said. A 10th-grade girl was in the back of the band at the percussion section when the larger 11th-grader raped her once there, and then again in a curtained area...
  • FUNNY - High School Trump Protestors Interviewed On The Street - Watters World

    02/12/2017 8:55:38 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | Watters World / Fox / Jessie Watters
    Published on Feb 10, 2017 Watters Confronts Students Who Ditched Class to Protest Trump. Several hundred New York City high school and college students walked out of their classrooms at noon on Tuesday to protest President Donald Trump and his executive order restricting travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations. Jesse Watters spoke to students gathered in Manhattan's Foley Square to get to the bottom of why they oppose the travel ban. You'll be surprised to learn that many of the students weren't exactly well-versed on the policy. Or not... Feb. 09, 2017 - 5:26 - Jesse Watters asks high school students...
  • LAUSD Employee Dies Of Meningococcal Meningitis, County Health Officials Say

    02/11/2017 7:55:38 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    cbs2la ^ | February 10, 2017 11:30 PM | Rachel Kim
    Health officials would not reveal the name of the employee. But a parent told CBS2’s Rachel Kim that the woman was a third-grade teacher at Montara Avenue Elementary School in South Gate. The parent said school and health officials met with parents on campus Friday night. One mother said she was given instructions on medication to give her child. ... Parents said they want the campus cleaned before allowing their children back to school and plan to hold a protest on campus Monday morning.
  • Entire Homeschooling Family Kidnapped by the State

    02/10/2017 10:24:07 AM PST · by Sopater · 30 replies
    FEE ^ | February 10, 2017 | Brittany Hunter
    Raising children is no walk in the park, but it’s even more difficult when the state dictates what you can and cannot do with your own family. Kiarre Harris is a devoted single mother, trying her hardest to provide her children with the best possible upbringing.Government schooling has been failing children for years.After growing concerned that her children were not receiving an adequate education from the Buffalo public school system in New York State, she made the decision to pull her kids out of their school."I felt that the district was failing my children,” Harris reported.Harris’ feelings are not uncommon...
  • All (Chicago Public Schools) students sent home with letter accusing Gov. Rauner of ‘cheating’ kids

    02/08/2017 9:16:57 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 12 replies
    WGN ^ | 2-7-2017 | Ben Bradley
    Intense rhetoric between Chicago democrats and Illinois’ republican governor is nothing new, but some parents are upset it is now being played out in a letter sent home with their kids. Chicago Public Schools officials sent home a letter with all 381,000 students blasting Gov. Bruce Rauner and ignoring any role democrats may have played in the state’s budget woes. The “Dear Parents” letter begins by stating “Governor Bruce Rauner, just like President Trump, has decided to attack those who need the most help.” Twice the letter accuses Gov. Rauner of “cheating” children. Once it says the governor “stole” from...
  • North Carolina mother catches daycare worker breastfeeding her three-month-old son on...

    02/07/2017 4:03:12 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 7, 2017 | Valerie Edwards For Dailymail.com and Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: North Carolina mother catches daycare worker breastfeeding her three-month-old son on surveillance video A North Carolina mother says surveillance video at the day care where she works caught another worker breastfeeding her three-month-old son without permission. Kaycee Oxendine works at the Carrboro Early School, located about 30 miles outside of Durham, as a pre-kindergarten teacher. On Friday, Oxendine said her son's teacher told her he was constipated. Another woman working in the nursery that day asked Oxendine if she could breastfeed the little boy to see if that would help with the constipation, according to ABC 11. But...
  • Seattle preschool teacher's profane speech calls for murder at approx 1:50 into video linked

    02/05/2017 1:47:17 PM PST · by MaggieMay · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Feb 4,2017 | Jordan Gass-Poore
    Seattle preschool teacher's profane speech at anti-Trump rally;calls for murder at approx 1:50 into video 'We need to start killing people. First off, we need to start killing the White House', 'The White House must die. The White House, your f***ing White House, your f***ing presidents, they must go! F*** the White House':Preschool teacher is caught on camera spewing obscenities to Anti-Trump demonstrators  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4191860/Seattle-teacher-s-profane-speech-calls-murder.html#ixzz4XqXtyCjg
  • 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.
  • Crazy Teacher Shoots Trump On Projector With Squirt Gun Screaming "DIE!" In Front Of Students

    01/27/2017 2:13:16 PM PST · by EBH · 31 replies
    Video at link: https://youtu.be/q5J6YP6gipg A teacher puts an image of Trump on a projector in front of her students and proceeds to shoot a water gun at Trump and screams "die!"
  • Dallas ISD suspends Adamson teacher over faux-assassination of Trump with water gun

    01/26/2017 4:26:59 PM PST · by Morgana · 64 replies
    dallas news ^ | January 26, 2017 | Corbett Smith
    UPDATED: Dallas ISD has placed Payal Modi, an art teacher at Adamson, on administrative leave Thursday afternoon. A Dallas ISD teacher has been placed on administrative leave by the district for posting a video on social media that shows her shooting a water gun at an image of President Donald Trump and yelling "Die!" in a classroom.
  • High school teacher play acts assassination of Trump in class

    01/26/2017 9:58:26 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Trump Derangement Syndrome Trump Derangement Syndrome doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Exhibit A is Payal Modi who identifies herself in social media as a “High School Art Educator, Designer, and Foster Mommy” in Dallas, Texas.
  • VIDEO: Public School Teacher Fires Water Pistol At Projection of Trump, Screams "Die!"

    01/25/2017 4:12:41 PM PST · by ResistanceMedia · 68 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | January 25, 2017
    A video shows an unidentified public school teacher firing a water pistol at an an image of President Donald J. Trump projected onto the classroom whiteboard. The video was apparently taken during President Trump's inauguration, but was not posted to Twitter and YouTube until this evening. As President Trump takes the stage, the teacher lunges towards the whiteboard and repeatedly fires the water pistol while screaming "DIE." She then begins whimpering and fires the pistol several more times. Students can be heard in the background saying "Hit him" as she fires at the projection of Trump. You can view the...
  • Crawford Central School Board member defends 'clean head shot' Trump posts

    01/25/2017 2:36:30 PM PST · by doug from upland · 30 replies
    Meadville newspaper ^ | 1-25-17 | Mike Crowley
    A Crawford Central School Board member is facing backlash for trading insults on social media and posting critical comments about President Donald Trump, including using variations of the phrase "clean head shot." A member of the public used the comment period at the end of Monday’s school board meeting to call out the social media activity of board member Glenn Tuttle. “One of our school board members made very inappropriate remarks on Facebook,” Bonnie Van Nort began without identifying Tuttle by name. “We are all entitled to our opinions, but as an elected school board member, I would think that...
  • Teacher who performed sex acts on them blames Muslim upbringing for making her too repressed

    01/24/2017 6:28:54 PM PST · by Gamecock · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/24/2017 | Simon Holmes
    A high-school teacher who was jailed for performing sex acts on her underage pupils has blamed her strict religious upbringing for her crimes. Linda Hardan, from Prospect Park in New Jersey, was jailed to three years in prison yesterday after sending scores of sexually explicit text messages to pupils, aged 14 to 16 years-old in 2014, and then engaging in sex acts with them. Her defense lawyer, Alissa Hascup, said the Muslim woman was driven in part to commit the offences due to her strict religious upbringing, and suggested that she be treated by a therapist as oppose to serving...
  • Bucks County School District Apologizes For Homework with "Adult" Content

    01/13/2017 4:39:25 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 20 replies
    WPVI.COM ^ | 13 JANUARY 2017 | 6ABC.COM
    PERKASIE, Pa. (WPVI) -- A school district in Bucks County is apologizing to parents and students after one of its high school teachers assigned mathematics homework that included what the district is calling "adult content without a proper context." It happened at Pennridge High School in Perkasie, Pa. The assignment focused on Maya Angelou and her autobiography "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." Two of the questions were captured in a photograph sent to Action News from Pennridge Reform.
  • 6th Grade Teacher Indoctrinates Class To Sit For Pledge Of Allegiance

    01/07/2017 5:03:55 PM PST · by ResistanceMedia · 29 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | January 7, 2017
    A sixth grade teacher indoctrinated xyr students against the Pledge of Allegiance, according to a liberal blogger who painted the indoctrination in a positive light. Warren Blumenfeld, a far-left writer, published an article recently in the pro-homosexual blog LGBTQ Nation, which made numerous ridiculous claims about President-Elect Trump. As part of this article, the subject of which was the contrived "controversy" over whether or not to display President Trump's portrait in schools, Blumenfeld interviewed several so-called "educators" about their views on the "issue." One of them, a sixth grade teacher at a "high poverty" school, admitted to teaching a lesson...
  • Catholic Public School Teacher Forced to Facilitate Planned Parenthood Program

    12/30/2016 6:54:17 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies
    life news ^ | 12.28.16
    We recently received a disappointing ruling in the case of Bill Diss, a Portland, Oregon public school teacher who was fired after he objected to facilitating a Planned Parenthood sex education program in his classroom. The judge granted the defendant’s motion for summary judgment, which means the case cannot go before a jury. Life Legal is appealing the decision.Bill Diss became “enemy number one” with his local Planned Parenthood affiliate when he led opposition to a new PP mega-facility in downtown Portland.When Planned Parenthood employees wanted to come into Diss’ classroom to recruit students for their “Teen Outreach Program,” or...
  • EIGHT underage boys had accused a Minnesota teacher and his husband who died in a murder-suicide....

    12/28/2016 7:52:53 PM PST · by Morgana · 68 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | December 28, 2016 | Regina F. Graham For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: EIGHT underage boys had accused a Minnesota teacher and his husband who died in a murder-suicide of sexual abuse A Minnesota elementary school teacher and his husband had sexual conduct with eight underage boys, according to a police report following a four-month investigation. South St. Paul police closed the investigation into teacher Aric Babbitt and his husband, Matthew Deyo, and released the documents this week. The couple was found dead August 25 in an apparent murder-suicide with gunshot wounds on Lopez Island in Washington state. Neither was charged in relation to the abuse allegations.
  • School lesson says Christians are treating Muslims harshly

    12/22/2016 1:17:28 PM PST · by DFG · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/22/2016 | Todd Starnes
    A classroom assignment on Islam says one negative effect of the Crusades is that Christians are still treating Muslims harshly. “I almost fell over,” said Barbara Light. Mrs. Light, of Westwood, New Jersey, was helping her 13-year-old daughter prepare for a World History test when she discovered some rather shocking lessons. “The Christians’ harsh treatment of Muslims in the Holy Land led to bitterness that has lasted to the present,” one worksheet stated.
  • Feds to investigate Upper Dublin schools in racial discrimination complaint

    12/21/2016 8:58:57 PM PST · by Phillyred · 15 replies
    The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights has agreed to investigate allegations that the Upper Dublin School District discriminated against black students by disproportionately giving them out-of-school suspensions, contacting police over infractions, and placing them in lower-track courses. The complaint was filed last year by the Public Interest Law Center on behalf of a group of parents who alleged that African Americans made up 7.3 percent of the Upper Dublin student population, but received 45 percent of the suspensions in 2014-15, 48 percent in 2013-14, and 63 percent in 2012-13. Federal investigators declined to look into two other...
  • Public Schools: Not Education, but Social Engineering

    12/09/2016 5:00:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 9, 2016 | E. Jeffrey Ludwig
    Whenever we recall Book VII of Plato's Republic, the "Allegory of the Cave" that many of us studied in college, we remember that the chained population in the cave was always looking at shadows on the wall of the cave and mistakenly believed that those shadows were reality. Shadows of unreality are being reflected today by the policies and practices of many school systems. Vague talk about improving our schools, becoming more competitive globally, and opening doors of opportunity becomes rubrics that express "shadows" of the reality that managers of education are in fact implementing progressive – i.e., totalitarian –...
  • Sight-Words: the Kudzu smothering K-12

    12/07/2016 1:18:21 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 82 replies
    Education Views ^ | Oct. 20, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    [A few words about America’s two biggest parasites--] if you’ve driven on southern interstates, you know kudzu. It’s that leafy vine that can cover the tallest trees. Finally, motorists see nothing but kudzu, which has earned the nickname, “The vine that ate the South.” Kudzu envelops everything and eventually destroys everything. In short, kudzu is exactly like Sight-Words. Kudzu, indigenous to Japan, was touted as an ornamental shade plant at US expositions in 1876 and 1883. During the 20th century, government agencies promoted kudzu as cattle feed. The Department of Agriculture also recommended “kudzu to help control erosion of slopes...
  • Not with my child you wont (common core)

    12/07/2016 11:45:43 AM PST · by mainestategop · 11 replies
    WHAT IS COMMON CORE ^ | joan landes
    Not with my child you won’t: Psychological Damages of Common Core Analyzed by Joan Landes 48 comments NOT WITH MY CHILD YOU WON’T Guest Post by Joan Landes joan landes Joan Landes, a Utah mental health therapist, has spoken out in opposition to Common Core. The speech posted below comes from a recent conference where she spoke. She has given permission to post her findings here, and they are also posted on her blog here: Not with my child you won’t! Thank you, Joan Landes. National Educational Standards are Based on Myths and False Premises Myth 1: International standardized tests...
  • Students Are Anxious About Trump, So The L.A. Public School District Started A Support Hotline

    12/06/2016 6:35:39 PM PST · by Steelfish · 38 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 6, 2016 | Joy Resmovits
    Students Are Anxious About Trump, So The L.A. Public School District Started A Support Hotline By Joy Resmovits The Los Angeles Unified School District has set up a hotline and opened “extended support sites” to respond to a high level of student anxiety about the election of Donald Trump as president. Parents and teachers learned about the new resources in a recorded call Monday from district Supt. Michelle King. She said the aim was to answer students’ questions and address their worries “about potential impact on them and their families” and “to provide you with emotional support, enrollment and attendance...
  • Brookings Experts Wonder Why Early Childhood Ed Isn’t Working

    12/05/2016 8:08:13 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 54 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 2, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution wondered why "children who participated in Tennessee's statewide pre-K program had worse attitudes toward school and poorer work habits than children who didn't." Haskins co-authored a policy brief (entitled "Trouble in the Land of Early Childhood Education?") with Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, a professor at Columbia University, and they noted, "the past year has seen a disagreement erupt on the playground" regarding the future of pre-K early education. They admitted, "One of the most important aspects of early education is its popularity with the public." They continued, "Public support is vital if we aim to expand...
  • A **Simple** Proposal to Reduce K-12 Costs andFree Children from K-12 Indoctrination Camps

    12/04/2016 7:36:12 AM PST · by wintertime · 122 replies
    wintertime | December 4, 2016 | wintertime
    Proposal: Award any child ( regardless of age) an official high school diploma from his local high school if they score above a certain level on the SAT, ACT, or GED exams. Why? 1) If the purpose of compulsory education laws is to produce literate and numerate citizens then scoring above a certain level on the SAT, ACT, or GED is proof of that. 2) Fewer students in school will reduce the number of teachers needed. This means fewer salaries, pensions, and benefits that must be paid by the taxpayers. It may even mean closing down and selling some schools...
  • Boston high schoolers plan mass walk-out to protest Trump

    12/03/2016 10:45:36 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 122 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | December 3, 3016 | J.D. Capelouto
    “Donald J. Trump will be the next president of the United States and we have the right to protest and stand together against the inexcusable statements he has made about, and the harmful policies he promises to enact against, immigrants, Muslims, black Americans, the disabled, the LGBTQ+ community and women,” organizers wrote in a description for a Facebook event.
  • Indoctrinating the Young in Hate Factories

    12/03/2016 5:00:37 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/03/16 | Ray DiLorenzo
    Our education system has created a multitude of young, inexperienced, poorly educated, indoctrinated minds, speaking as with authority…scary! If you want to learn to hate America, your nearest public school or college is waiting for you. If it is a university you want to attend, don’t worry about the cost, the government (taxpayers) will pick up the tab as student loans are about to be forgiven to the tune of $108 billion and will probably go much higher. Our schools across the country have created and nurtured millions of godless, America-hating, angry, statist, whiny, cry babies and we will all...
  • Some Classrooms Ditch Santa Decorations

    12/01/2016 7:19:14 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 27 replies
    ABC ^ | 12/1/2016
    A school district in Oregon is joining many others around the country in a controversial decision to refrain from using religious-themed decorations during the holidays, including images like Santa Claus. KATU reports Santa Claus decorations are no longer welcome in Hillsboro Schools, outside Portland. The district sent this memo to staff: "You may still decorate your door or office if you like, but we ask that you be respectful and sensitive to the diverse perspectives and beliefs of our community and refrain from using religious-themed decorations or images like Santa Claus."
  • TEACHER ARRESTED FOR ATTACKING SEVEN-YEAR-OLD AND BREAKING HIS JAW SAYS HE THOUGHT THE STUDENT HAD A

    12/01/2016 9:55:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | December 1, 2016 | BY HANNAH PARRY FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    FULL TITLE: Teacher arrested for attacking seven-year-old and breaking his jaw says he thought the student had a GUN A Baltimore teacher arrested for breaking a seven-year-old boy's jaw and knocking out several of his teeth claims he thought that the student had a gun. Timothy Randall Korr, 25, is charged with child abuse, second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment of a minor, after he was accused of throwing his young student against the wall. His lawyer, Kurt Nachtman, told ABC that Korr had been told by two students at City Springs Elementary and Middle School Trayvon Grayson had been brandishing...
  • Children traumatized by 2016 Election, with “profoundly negative effect”

    11/30/2016 11:54:11 AM PST · by Starman417 · 60 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-30-16 | Wordsmith
    Good grief: A new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center showed children have been negatively impacted by the election, with kids' classroom climate suffering drastically. The Monday report, which surveyed 10,000 teachers across the U.S., found many students were experiencing higher anxiety and there were more reported cases of "verbal harassment, the use of slurs and derogatory language, and disturbing incidents involving swastikas, Nazi salutes and Confederate flags." According to the survey's findings, nine out of 10 educators saw a negative impact on students' mood and behavior after the election. Eight out of 10 educators reported higher anxiety by...
  • Dept. of Education Pushing Muslim Indoctrination Under Cover of Anti-Bullying Programs

    11/28/2016 9:52:06 PM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    PJMedia ^ | November 28, 2016
    Dept. of Education Pushing Muslim Indoctrination Under Cover of Anti-Bullying Programs BY PJ PARENTING NOVEMBER 28, 2016 It seems that schools across the United States may indoctrinating children in the tenets of Islam through anti-bullying programs. On February 11 of this year, the U.S. Department of Education sent a blog post titled “Protecting Our Muslim Youth from Bullying" that recommended: Not since the days and months immediately after September 11 has the Muslim community faced the level of anti-Muslim bias and bullying that has been seen over the past several months. In the wake of Paris and other terrorist attacks,...