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  • Obama directive easing school discipline for minority students fueling classroom chaos

    03/21/2018 5:32:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 21, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    The Trump administration is being accused of racism for targeting an Obama-era directive compelling schools to ease up on discipline for minority students — even though the policy has made life more difficult for kids, including minorities, stuck in increasingly unruly classrooms. Ask Virginia Walden Ford, who runs a church-based after-school snack program in Little Rock. She was recently surprised when a young, fearful black girl turned up before the end of the school day and admitted she had skipped class. Why? She had been involved in a fight the day before with another girl, but the school had refused...
  • My Daughter Brought This Home From School. Seems Like Unusual To Ask A 1st Grader

    03/20/2018 4:51:19 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 78 replies
    Twitter ^ | 03/19/18 | Finn McCool
    So my daughter brought this home from school. Seems like unusual questions to ask a 1st grader, especially the third question. Would they have asked the same questions while Obama was President?  My daughter knows who Trump is but we don’t talk politics with her because she’s 6. She’s being taught about honesty, respect, kindness, responsibility and hard work. Politics have no place at her age. Of course if she has questions I answer in terms & words she understands.  To ask these questions seems like indoctrination or propaganda research to me. How would a 6 year old form an...
  • New Fake News Bill Would Steer Taxpayer-Funded Business to Non-Profit

    03/20/2018 10:45:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/20/18 | Katy Grimes
    Common Sense Kids Action California politicians at all levels of government are helping fund a sort-of shadow government of dubious non-profit organizations, which are often tied to said politicians or family members. An example of this is Sen. Hannah Beth Jackson’s “Senate Bill 947. Rather than teaching California’s students critical thinking skills, California Senator Hannah Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) wants California’s schools to teach kids how to spot “fake news.” On Jackson’s website she offers her definition of “fake news,” which is right in line with some of the country’s biggest “fake news” proliferators, MSNBC, CNN and Hillary Clinton:
  • David Goldman: China ‘Graduating Twice as Many Doctorates in STEM Fields than We Are’

    03/20/2018 5:30:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 19, 2018 | Robert Kraychik
    David P. Goldman, economist, author, and Asia Times columnist whose pen name is “Spengler,” talked to Breitbart News Tonight co-hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak Thursday, warning of threats to America’s global position via China’s ascendance in science and technology. Goldman described China’s One Belt One Road project as placing the one-party state at the center of an increasingly prosperous economic region that is becoming more unified through digital and physical means. China’s increasing centrality to emerging Asian economies, he continued, may facilitate its rise to global economic preeminence.
  • New bill would add special tax to California gun sales to fund school initiative

    03/19/2018 11:16:52 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 16 replies ^ | 03/19/18 | Chris Eger
    (Assemblymember Jim Cooper wants to toss more taxes on gun and ammo buyers in California to help pay for school safety programs.) A California lawmaker intends to gut and amend a bill on agriculture to apply an additional tax on firearms and ammunition to fund school programs. The measure, AB 2497, was introduced last month as a minor tweak to California’s Agriculture Day but moving forward will morph into a proposal that would provide counselors and armed officers to schools. The funding for the initiative would come from an as yet to be determined tax rate on gun and...
  • To Students: A Lesson on the Modern Left

    03/19/2018 7:04:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 3/19/2018 | Trevor Thomas
    As about 100 of the 1,700-plus students at my high school walked out in protest on March 14 (for a moment, I thought it was merely an overzealous Pi Day party), I mentioned to a colleague that the whole episode was little more than a ploy to elect more Democrats. I found out a short while later that others thought exactly the same. As most of us watching well knew, several reports have revealed that the student walkouts across the U.S. last Wednesday were far from "organic." Sadly, liberal organizations across the U.S. have seized on the wicked act that...
  • Student Assaulted for Pro-Second Amendment Views, Then Suspended for Defending Himself

    03/19/2018 9:39:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 3/18/2018 | Matt Margolis
    PJ Media previously reported on the story of a 17-year-old high school student from Farmington, Conn., who was originally blocked from participating in a school assembly on March 14 where she had planned to present her conservative and pro-Second Amendment views. Thanks to the attention her story received, the student, Ashley Dummit, was eventually able to participate, and gave a speech at the assembly in defense of Second Amendment rights. In fact, she ended up being the only speaker at the assembly. Unfortunately, not all incidents involving pro-Second Amendment students have ended so well. Another high school student, 17-year-old Christian...
  • A Kindergarten Gun Control Walkout? C’mon, Man…

    03/19/2018 8:45:08 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 20 replies
    hotair ^ | March 18, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    The March for Our Lives school walkouts this week certainly garnered plenty of media attention. Of course, the students who favor strict gun control laws received far more media love than the ones who support the Second Amendment and hardening schools as potential targets, but that’s really just another day that ends in a “Y” for most of the media. One of the walkouts, however, missed out on the attention it might have merited. It took place at Harbor Elementary School in New London, Connecticut. If the phrase “elementary school” already caught your attention you’re on the right track. To...
  • Los Gatos: Teacher defends lowering student’s grade after school walkout

    03/19/2018 6:09:47 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | March 19, 2018 | Joseph Geha
    Saying he was defending the Constitution, a Los Gatos teacher on Sunday stood firmly behind his decision to give a student a failing grade on a quiz after she left class to join a walkout aimed at bringing attention to gun violence last week.

    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....
  • Custodian takes advantage of National School Walkout and steals $180 from students' book bags

    03/18/2018 10:17:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/16/18 | Mercedes Leguizamon, Tina Burnside
    (CNN) - While students in a South Carolina school participated in the National School Walkout this week, a custodian helped herself to their cash, police said. The incident occurred at Richland Northeast High School on Wednesday. Aisha Evans, a custodian at the school, went into a classroom while students were outside and rummaged through three book bags, the Richland County Sheriff's Department said. In all, Evans stole $180, the department said.
  • Going to the Gun Range With Family Got These Students Suspended From School

    03/17/2018 8:36:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 80 replies ^ | 3/17/2018 | Katie Pavlichq
    ere's an outrageous story to end the week. A pair of students in New Jersey were reportedly suspended, one for an entire school week, after officials saw they went to the gun range with family and posted a photo of the outing on social media. From A New Jersey school district that allegedly suspended two high school students this week over a gun photo taken during a family visit to a private shooting range is facing community backlash and the threat of a lawsuit over district policies. The photo of four rifles, ammunition clips and a gun duffel bag...
  • Students asked if St. Pat's 'drinking holiday' is 'cultural appropriation' - reactions are priceless

    03/17/2018 2:06:43 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 16, 2018 | Sarah Taylor
    Here are the best responses to Phillips' question, "Do you think that is committing cultural appropriation?": "Uh ... what?" "I guess it could be perceived as that." "I don't like when people do it to my culture, so, it's just kind of, like, how can I say I don’t like people who do it to my culture and then do it to someone else's?" "Uh ... hm. I honestly don't know." "I honestly have never even thought about it." "That's, like, a really touchy subject. I don't like, to, like, make an assumption about that when I'm not Irish." "Honestly,...
  • Students Trash Walmart During Anti-Gun Walkout In Chicago

    03/17/2018 9:53:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 3/16/2018 | Derek Hunter
    It was supposed to be 17 minutes of silent protest in honor of the 17 people killed last week in Parkland, Florida, in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. But on the south side of Chicago Wednesday morning, there was no silence as students who walked out of nearby Simeon Career Academy trashed a Walmart during their walkout protest. Dozens of student walked out of Simeon at the appointed time of the protest, only to enter Walmart and knock over store displays and rip products off the shelves. Video of the aftermath shows aisles trashed and there...
  • Anti-NRA Student Walkout Features Che Guevara as Poster Child

    03/17/2018 6:45:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | March 17, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    “About 1,400 students wearing orange shirts gathered on a hill at East Chapel Hill High School in North Carolina to listen as student organizers read the names of each of the Parkland victims…students gathered in discussion circles to talk about gun violence in America. [...]”It’s really scary to me how in America we seem to have this constant, or this prevailing, notion that we should fight violence with violence,” said senior Frances O’Grady, 18, “and that’s never, ever the solution…I think that’s just a very dangerous idea.”"On the classroom wall behind O’Grady hung a banner with the image of Che...
  • Ohio Student Suspended for Refusing to Leave Classroom During Gun Control Walkout

    03/16/2018 9:18:32 AM PDT · by yoe · 47 replies
    NBC nNews ^ | March 16, 2018 | JASON HOWERTON
    VideoA high school student in Hilliard, Ohio, didn’t want to pick sides in the contentious gun debate surrounding Wednesday’s “National Walkout,” so he stayed in class instead of joining the largely anti-gun protest or an alternative “study hall.” Hilliard Davidson High School senior Jacob Shoemaker was then reportedly slapped with a suspension.
  • Student with wooden color guard rifle prompts lockdown, lockouts at Boulder schools

    03/16/2018 10:10:52 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 53 replies
    Fox31 Denver ^ | 16 Mar 18 | huck Hickey
    BOULDER, Colo. — A student with a wooden color guard rifle prompted Fairview High School to be placed on lockdown and four other schools placed on lockout on Friday morning, the Boulder Police Department said. Police received a call about 7:30 a.m. saying they saw a teenage boy carrying what they believed was a white rifle case near Emerson Avenue in south Boulder. No gun was seen. Mar 16, 2018 The Boulder Valley School District said just after 8 a.m. that Fairview was placed on the more restrictive lockdown, meaning all classrooms were secured, the lights were turned off and...
  • Cuomo: Don’t discipline students for gun violence walkout

    03/16/2018 2:14:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/15/18 | Kirstan Conley, Carl Campanile
    <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked state education officials Thursday to overturn any disciplinary action taken against students who participated in the mass walkout against gun violence.</p> <p>“In the last 24 hours, there have been several reports of New York State schools disciplining students and faculty for participating in yesterday’s historic events to stop gun violence. In at least one disturbing incident, it was reported that the school physically blocked the exits to prevent students from demonstrating,” Cuomo said in a letter to state Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia.</p>
  • Time For Class Action Suits Against School Districts Promoting Protests-MisUse of Public Monies

    03/15/2018 8:29:29 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 20 replies
    Obviously, the NEA is now on steroids and working overtime. It has found a 'hook' to create National strife and to promote a political view........If anyone has heard of any cogent legal claim against such activity on a local level, I would love to hear about it so I can begin to organize my local response to our education districts that just just allowed their students to walk out and protest against gun violence....they need to be sued for wrongful use of public monies.
  • Student Supporting Gun Rights Says School District 'Trampled On' His Rights During Walkout

    03/15/2018 9:09:34 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 25 replies ^ | 3/15/18 | Brett Hoffland
    A viral video taken at a Minnesota high school during National Walkout Day has garnered millions of views and shares. Students across the U.S. walked out of class Wednesday, demanding an end to gun violence in schools. But a student holding a sign supporting gun rights at New Prague High School said the principal told him to give up the sign or leave school property. "I came out here with a poster trying to make a difference," said Andy Dalsin, a senior. Dalsin said principal Lonnie Seifert told him to give up a sign that read "Guns don't kill people....