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  • Heather McDonald Faults Study On School Discipline

    04/16/2018 8:45:33 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 16, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Most media outlets reported on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) study on disparities in school discipline without much follow up, but Manhattan Institute fellow Heather McDonald took a closer look at federal school and crime data and found the GAO study misleading, to say the least. "The GAO found that black students get suspended at nearly three times the rate of white students nationally, a finding consistent with previous analyses," MacDonald wrote in the City Journal on April 6, 2018. "The Obama Education and Justice Departments viewed that disproportion as proof of teacher and principal bias." "Administration officials used litigation...
  • The Shifts Behind the Shootings

    03/31/2018 9:48:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/31/2018 | J. Warner Wallace
    During briefings as a patrol officer, I scanned the crime reports from the prior week, looking for patterns, trends and changes. If, for example, I discovered an increase in car burglaries on the west side of town, I would ask the simple question: What shifted in the past few weeks to account for the additional crimes? More robberies on the east side? What’s changed? Did someone new move into the area? Did some group of offenders decide to target our city? Now, as a cold-case detective and author, I apply the same approach to a new crime phenomenon: the increase...
  • DISCIPLINE QUOTAS: THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S EVIL LIVES ON

    03/19/2018 8:38:24 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 18 replies
    powerline ^ | MARCH 18, 2018 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    In 2014, the Obama administration promulgated a “guidance” to America’s public schools that threatened federal investigations and litigation against schools where black students are disciplined (e.g., by suspension) more often, on a pro rata basis, than white students, on the ground that such numerical discrepancy is evidence of discrimination. Many schools responded by adopting discipline quotas, which meant in practice that after a certain number of students of a particular race had been suspended, teachers and administrators were helpless to enforce any kind of discipline in classrooms. The Obama administration is gone, thankfully, but its “guidance” has not been revoked....
  • SECRET DEBATE TIP FOR GOP

    03/15/2018 9:18:10 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 7 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 14 Mar 2018 | Ann Coulter
    On CBS's "60 Minutes" Sunday night, Lesley Stahl asked Education Secretary Betsy DeVos about the "institutional racism" in school discipline. It was like neither of them had ever heard of Nikolas Cruz. The Parkland, Florida, school shooter is our most recent case study of what happens when liberals start babbling about "institutional racism." There's never been such an incredible paper trail as there is with Cruz, leading straight from idiotic liberal ideas directly to mass murder. We know that Broward County Public Schools knew about Cruz's felonies. We know that his behavior wasn't reported because it would negatively impact the...
  • Week of Action to Protect the Federal School Discipline Guidance Webinar

    03/03/2018 12:17:45 PM PST · by AJFavish · 10 replies
    Thank you for registering for "Week of Action to Protect the Federal School Discipline Guidance Webinar". In January, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice jointly released federal school discipline guidance to help schools prevent and address discipline practices that discriminate against students of color. This critical protection for vulnerable students is now under attack. The Dignity in Schools Campaign and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. are asking parents, students, and advocates to join us in the fight to maintain this important resource by participating in the Week of Action to Protect...
  • Bergoglio the Undisciplined. Just To Make News

    12/10/2017 12:36:10 PM PST · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | December 9, 2017 | Sandro Magister
    No one noticed it, during and after Francis’s journey to Myanmar and Bangladesh, immoderately focused on the situation of the Rohingya. But in Dhaka, on December 1, the patriarch of the Bengali Buddhists, Sanghanayaka Suddhananda Mahathero, addressed his homage to the pope by recalling with admiration this specific action:“I will never forget the image of Your Holiness when you washed the feet of the young African refugees. You, Holy Father, have attained the stature of the great, and you are a great example for me.”If there was a need for yet another confirmation of the global communicative power of Pope...
  • Aurora Police Investigate bullying After viral video

    04/25/2017 2:48:30 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 33 replies
    AURORA, Colo. -- Reports of bullying at an Aurora high school have reached a breaking point for a 15-year-old girl and her family. Police are investigating as video of a recent encounter went viral on social media. The alleged victim, known as Laniey, said the past four months have been full of threats, taunts and four-letter words used to torment her. It’s all been too much for the Gateway High School freshman, who said she no longer feels safe at school.
  • This High School Girl Had A Water Gun On Campus. Now She Is EXPELLED FOR A YEAR

    04/20/2017 7:21:48 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 76 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 19, 2017 | Eric Owens
    In the latest incident of anti-gun hysteria to erupt in a school setting, officials overseeing a school district in Alabama have expelled a 16-year-old girl for an entire year because she had a water gun at school. Prior to her yearlong expulsion, the student, Sara Allena "Laney" Nichols, attended Prattville High School Prattville, a town of 35,229 just northwest of Montgomery. [Snip] Nichols and her mother, Tara Herring, say the teen girl did not bring the water gun to school. Instead, the mother and daughter claim, a male classmate gave Nichols the water gun to Nichols "as a joke."...
  • 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.
  • Service members petitioning to be allowed to have beards again

    09/07/2016 2:56:20 PM PDT · by PROCON · 63 replies
    popularmilitary.com ^ | Sep. 2, 2016 | Andy Wolf
    American service members are petitioning for the return of beards to the US military, with their petition now containing well over 10,000 signatures. According to the petition page “Beards for Military“ on change.org, the writers of the petition call for the return of the long-gone tradition of tasteful facial hair on service members, citing a boost in morale. “All I want is to be able to grow a beard,” the petition reads, as penned by Ed Beebe. “I want to grow long locks of love on my face that will make me feel like a manly man. It is...
  • ‘Spanking kids is why US is more violent than Germany’

    06/20/2016 5:53:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 111 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 20 Jun 2016 12:01 GMT+02:00 | Emma Anderson
    As the United States continues to debate gun control in the wake of the Orlando massacre, The Local speaks with a criminologist about how parenting practices rather than laws have made Germans less violent. […] … (T)he truth behind why Germany sees far less gun violence per capita than the United States goes deeper than the legal structures, argues German criminologist Christian Pfeiffer, who has conducted research on this topic for years. “America is a completely different world,” Pfeiffer told The Local. “The laws are a result of a public that believes in fear. The laws reflect a culture of...
  • UN Wants Parents Who Spank or Smack Children Jailed

    06/18/2016 4:54:59 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 30 replies
    The New American ^ | 6/17/2016 | Alex Newman
    The United Nations wants parents who physically discipline their children with smacks or spankings to be thrown behind bars and have their families torn to shreds by government. Of course, the “Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children,” Marta Santos Pais, did not put it quite that explicitly. But that is an accurate description of the UN bureaucrat's demands, as issued in a series of official statements posted on the UN's website this month. It is also part of the global agenda to destroy parental rights, as envisioned in the UN Convention on the Rights of the...
  • Chris Hayes: Cruz Speaking of Spanking = 'He Hits His Kids'

    05/02/2016 6:14:37 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 66 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Chris Hayes has established a new standard. It is henceforth fair game to say on national TV of any parent who has spanked his child that such parent "hits his kids." Hayes employed the inflammatory formulation on his MSNBC show this evening. Hayes played a clip of a child in a Cruz audience telling him "you suck" and Cruz responding "in my household, when a child behaves that way, they get a spanking." Proclaimed Hayes portentously: "I should note it's a matter of public record by Ted Cruz that he hits his kids." Okay then, so Hayes has equated a...
  • Mom Filmed School Principal Paddling Her Son, Says: 'I Couldn't Do Anything'

    04/16/2016 8:39:33 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 171 replies
    Inside Edition via Yahoo News ^ | April 15, 2016 | Inside Edition
    A startling video shows a 5-year-old boy getting paddled by his school principal in front of his mom. Shana Marie Perez, who recorded the footage of her son's punishment, says she's had a long-running dispute with the school principal in Georgia. Her son has had 18 unexcused absences this school year and she was once arrested for his truancy. She says the school threatened to call the police and have her arrested again if she did not give them permission to paddle Thomas. She told IE: "I felt like I had no other option. The principal led me to believe...
  • Police: Beaumont teacher arrested after video shows her slapping student

    04/10/2016 2:15:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 9, 2016 | Connor Mannion
    Beaumont police say a teacher was arrested Friday after video on Twitter showed her slapping a student on the head. [Snip] Hastings was arrested and charged with assault. She has been released on bail at this time. Ozen High School has placed Hastings on administrative leave, and the school district has released this statement:
  • Southern Mom shoots disobedient children's iPhones (video at site)

    04/10/2016 2:02:21 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 46 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 9, 2016 | By ANNETA KONSTANTINIDES
    'I hereby denounce the effects social media have on my children': Hilarious moment Southern mom SHOOTS her 'disobedient' children's iPhones to smithereens...then pounds them with a sledgehammer to finish the job The mother perches the phone on a tree trunk, and nails it on her first shot It explodes to bits and sends pieces flying into the grass The camera then shows her three children, one of whom flips a double bird Mother gives speech about how she is stopping them from 'contacting people they don't know' and getting into 'drama' and trouble at school Hell hath no fury like...
  • Intel Analysts: We Were Forced Out for Telling the Truth About Obama’s ISIS War

    04/04/2016 5:43:20 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 15 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 4/4/16 | Shane Harris
    The growing scandal over cooked ISIS intelligence just got much worse. Now, analysts are saying they’re being forced out for not toeing the Obama administration’s line on the war. Two senior intelligence analysts at U.S. Central Command say the military has forced them out of their jobs because of their skeptical reporting on U.S.-backed rebel groups in Syria, three sources with knowledge of their claim told The Daily Beast. It’s the first known instance of possible reprisals against CENTCOM personnel after analysts accused their bosses of manipulating intelligence reports about the U.S.-led campaign against ISIS in order to paint a...
  • Parents, educators rally behind teacher suspended for 'racist' social media posts

    03/22/2016 7:17:14 AM PDT · by G Larry · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 22 March 2016 | Unknown
    The teacher posted: “Anyone care to explain to me the school-to-prison pipeline my colleagues and I have somehow created, or perpetuated, or not done enough to interrupt? Because if you can’t prove it, the campaigns you’ve waged to deconstruct adult authority in my building by enabling student misconduct, you seriously owe us real teachers an apology. Actually, an apology won’t cut it.” "Phones and iPad devices, used for social media and gaming," wrote Olson. "There have always been rules for ‘devices,’ and defined levels of misconduct. Since we now have no backup, no functional location to send kids who won’t...
  • He threw a tantrum. She ignored him.

    02/05/2016 4:56:59 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 77 replies
    The Week ^ | February 3, 2016 | Annabbel Monaghan
    I saw a woman leaving the YMCA recently with a baby strapped to her chest. She had a second, slightly larger baby in a stroller. And she had a tantrum-throwing three-year-old holding her hand. She was infested with small children. I couldn't help but stare... The three-year-old was trying to make a scene. I say "trying to make a scene" because he was waging war against his mother, and she was refusing to participate. With a steady gait and an even expression, she ignored him. It was the most spectacular moment in parenting I have ever seen. This woman, who...
  • Obama’s Hug-A-Thug Policies Backfire In NYC, St. Paul Schools

    01/28/2016 5:06:19 PM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    investors.com ^ | Jan. 28, 2016 | Editorials
    Education: As serious crimes in schools soar, teachers unions in New York and other cities are pushing back against new softer student conduct codes inspired by the president's national anti-discipline strategy. New York public schools are dealing with escalating classroom chaos after adopting minority-friendly discipline policies that the Education Department pushed to close so-called "racial disparities" in suspensions and expulsions. Educrats have been threatening school districts with lawsuits and funding cuts wherever if finds disparities. High-school kids are getting "warning cards" for offenses that normally would result in a criminal summons and suspension, such as drug possession and disorderly conduct.