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  • California Teacher Put on Leave After Asking if School Would Allow a Pro-Life Walkout

    03/20/2018 6:20:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    Julianne Benzel, a teacher at Rocklin High School, asked students if school administrators would permit an anti-abortion protest, gets placed on administrative leave as a consequence A California high school teacher has been placed on leave after she wondered if her school would permit an organized walkout to protest abortion. According to CBS Sacramento, Rocklin High School’s Julianne Benzel said all she did was have a conversation with her class last Thursday and Friday about the “politics of protest” — a lesson ahead of yesterday’s school walkouts. However, this seems to have angered some students and their parents. Benzel said...
  • High school teacher who pressured a 17-year-old into affair arrested AGAIN after threatening to kill

    01/10/2015 5:49:07 PM PST · by george76 · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 January 2015
    A former Connecticut high school teacher awaiting sentencing over a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student has been arrested again after allegedly threatening to kill one of her accusers. Police say 32-year-old Danielle Watkins of Norwalk was arrested Friday. She was first arrested in July, accused of having sex with one student at Stamford High and giving marijuana to another. Police say she threatened one of the victims at a doughnut shop Friday. Watkins pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor last month under a deal with prosecutors. The agreement calls for her to...
  • Teaching (How to Think) in the Wake of Obama

    11/05/2013 6:00:15 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 11-5-13 | Mindy Schiller
    This past election season, I tried an experiment with the twelve 6th-graders in my history class: I challenged them to develop a fictional candidate and persuade the rest of us to vote for him by creating a commercial. My hidden agenda was to find out which of the kids' political positions were influenced by their parents and whether, if given the opportunity to evaluate their positions from scratch, they might choose differently. The students were ready -- dare I say waiting -- for it. See, our school happens to be in Hyde Park, that ivy-covered, venerated neighborhood otherwise known as...
  • 7-Year-Old Accused Of Possible Sexual Harassment For Kicking Boy In Groin (defending himself)

    12/03/2011 11:24:03 AM PST · by bamahead · 35 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | December 2, 2011
    BOSTON (CBS) – A 7-year-old boy is being investigated by his South Boston elementary school for possible sexual harassment after kicking another boy in the crotch. The first grader’s mother, Tasha Lynch, says she was shocked by the school’s decision. “He’s 7 years old. He doesn’t know anything about sexual harassment,” she said. Lynch’s son, Mark Curran, said the boy that he kicked had been bullying him on the school bus ride home from Tynan Elementary last week. “He just all of a sudden came up to him, choked him. He wanted to take his gloves, and my son said,...
  • Virginia High School Allows Cheating Students to Retake Tests (Great Ethics Lesson)

    11/18/2010 5:29:16 AM PST · by IbJensen · 9 replies
    One News Now ^ | November 18, 2010 | Staff
    ( – A Fairfax County high school last month told teachers to let cheating students retake tests so they wouldn’t receive zeros, the Washington Post reported. In a Nov. 5 e-mail to teachers, West Potomac High School Principal Cliff Hardison said cheating should "result in a disciplinary consequence separate from an academic consequence." This is the same Fairfax County high school that asked teachers to mostly banish F's from report cards, the newspaper said. According to the Washington Post, Hardison – responding to complaints from parents and teachers – later reverted to the old policy of giving zeroes to cheaters,...
  • Schools claim Lucifer as model and guardian

    08/18/2010 5:29:50 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 36 replies
    One News Now ^ | 8/18/2010 | Bill Bumpas
    While a California school district is seeing a boom in interest in a controversial educational philosophy that goes back more than 100 years, at the same time it's fighting a lawsuit over whether the system is legal in public schools. California's capital city offers two Waldorf-inspired public schools -- John Morse Waldorf Methods School (K-8), and the high school George Washington Carver School of Arts and Sciences. The Sacramento City Unified School District now is facing a trial in federal court on allegations that those schools are religious, making them ineligible to receive taxpayer dollars. The lawsuit, filed in 1998...
  • Colo. tuition will rise

    04/23/2010 12:09:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies · 341+ views
    ap ^ | April 23, 2010 | STEVEN K. PAULSON
    Colorado lawmakers this week unveiled a major overhaul of the state's college tuition program that seeks to raise an additional $300 million by requiring parents and students to pay more. Lawmakers announced the move as a way to help the state cover a projected $1.7 billion budget shortfall next fall. If approved, the measure would go into effect this November. In exchange, colleges would have to meet strict goals for graduation and employment of students or they would have to roll back tuition increases. it's not unreasonable to ask students to work 10 hours a week during the semester and...
  • Homeschooling vs. Howard Zinn

    03/07/2010 2:29:35 PM PST · by Bodhi1 · 9 replies · 160+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 3/7/10 | Duane Lester
    There is a popular belief that the best way for children to learn is for them to be sent away to a “brick and mortar” school, where highly trained educators will teach them the subjects they need to succeed in the world. This belief rejects homeschooling, because dedicated mothers and fathers are simply not as good as government school teachers. For the sake of argument, let’s say they are right. Let’s say that, as a homeschool dad, I’m not as good. Still, when I teach my children about our nation’s history, I will be teaching from three different texts. The...
  • Flap over flag, hijab leads to suspension of Hernando student

    08/29/2009 6:43:07 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 50 replies · 2,936+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | August 29, 2009 | Tony Marrero
    Heather Lawrence didn't know the name of the girl with the Muslim head covering, or where she was from. But as Lawrence walked by a classroom at Springstead High School on Wednesday, the 16-year-old junior did know one thing: The girl wasn't standing for the Pledge of Allegiance. Lawrence, an JROTC member who plans to enlist in the Army next summer, says she was aghast. "That's one of the most disrespectful things you can do," Lawrence recalled Friday. "Even the kids who are anarchists, who hate our government, still have respect to stand." A few bells later, Lawrence was on...
  • Rhee Seeks New Way To Avert Violence (DC's violent Government Schools)

    11/26/2008 8:52:29 PM PST · by ebiskit · 15 replies · 1,134+ views ^ | Friday, November 21, 2008 | Bill Turque
    Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee told the D.C. Council yesterday that the District needs to completely rethink its approach to preventing school violence, with a better trained security force but also by teaching students to manage conflicts before they spiral out of control. Rhee spoke to the council a day after fights among rival groups at Anacostia High School left five students injured, including three with stab wounds. Flooding school corridors with more police or private security guards is not the answer, she said. Students feel less safe in schools filled with guards, she said, and dollars are better invested in...
  • University of Delaware Suspends Indoctrination Program

    11/02/2007 1:31:19 PM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 26 replies · 353+ views
    Newsvine ^ | 11/2/07 | Bodhi1
    The University of Delaware has suspended a program that had recently come under fire for being nothing more than an indoctrination program. The program required residence hall students to acknowledge "all whites were racist." According to Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), the program has been in place four years, but since University President Patrick Harker joined the university, the program has really increased the intensity.
  • So how did An Inconvenient Truth become required classroom viewing?

    05/21/2007 7:55:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies · 1,344+ views ^ | 05/19/2007 | Kevin Libin
    First it was his world history class. Then he saw it in his economics class. And his world issues class. And his environment class. In total, 18-year-old McKenzie, a Northern Ontario high schooler, says he has had the film An Inconvenient Truth shown to him by four different teachers this year. "I really don't understand why they keep showing it," says McKenzie (his parents asked that his last name not be used). "I've spoken to the principal about it, and he said that teachers are instructed to present it as a debate. But every time we've seen it, well, one...
  • Centralized Cappuccino

    11/19/2006 5:21:27 AM PST · by cinives · 6 replies · 467+ views
    The CATO Institute ^ | November 16, 2006 | Andrew J. Coulson
    Some parents cried, some screamed, and one man had to be wrestled out of the room by security guards. It sounds like a school hostage crisis, but that's actually a description of a Seattle School Board meeting last month. The Board was considering whether or not to close nine city schools, and the parents and students who would have been affected weren't especially keen on the idea. In the end, the closure plan was suspended, but it is almost certain to resurface given the district's ongoing budget woes. When it does, the tensions will resurface along with it. These sorts...

    04/21/2006 10:17:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 64 replies · 1,405+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 21, 2006 | Jodi S. Cohen and Darnell Little
    Of every 100 freshmen entering a Chicago public high school, only about six will earn a bachelor's degree by the time they're in their mid-20s... The prospects are even worse for African-American and Latino male freshmen, who only have about a 3 percent chance of obtaining a bachelor's degree by the time they're 25. The study, which tracked Chicago high school students who graduated in 1998 and 1999, also found that making it to college doesn't ensure success: Of the city public school students who went to a four-year college, only about 35 percent earned a bachelor's degree within six...
  • The teachers unions are mad at me

    03/08/2006 4:32:16 AM PST · by beaureguard · 91 replies · 2,748+ views ^ | Mar 8, 2006 | John Stossel
    Teachers unions are mad at me. The New York State United Teachers demands I apologize for my "gutter level" journalism, "an irresponsible assault on public school students and teachers." This is because I hosted an ABC News TV special titled "Stupid in America," which pointed out: -- American fourth graders do well on international tests, but by high school, Americans have fallen behind kids in most other countries. -- The constant refrain that "public schools need more money" is nonsense. Many countries that spend significantly less on education do better than we do. School spending in America (adjusted for inflation)...
  • Schoolyard Cred

    02/24/2006 7:06:36 AM PST · by BRUMama · 8 replies · 720+ views
    WSJ Opinion Journal ^ | 2/24/06 | NED CRABB
    Two weeks ago, a six-year-old boy was suspended from first grade for three days for "sexual harassment" because he allegedly put "two fingers inside [a] girl's waistband while she sat on the floor in front of him," according to an AP story. Sexual harassment at age six. Growing up kind of fast these days, aren't they? "He doesn't know those things," the boy's mother told the local press. "He's only six years old." The woman said she "screamed" about the suspension. Yeah, well, I'd scream too. The whole thing is stupid--children poking at one another and then being punished for...
  • `Preschool for all' movement grows

    12/19/2004 11:47:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies · 1,065+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | Sun, Dec. 19, 2004 | Larry Slonaker
    At some point Mouna Raad realized she didn't want her daughter to be treated as ``special'' anymore. She just wanted Elissa, who has cerebral palsy, to be treated like any other kid. So she overcame some resistance at Elissa's special-education preschool and enrolled her in a Santa Clara preschool with -- as Raad calls them -- ``regular kids.'' The result, she says, was ``amazing.'' And not just for Elissa. ``I think the kids learned a lot,'' Raad said. ``I think it makes them richer people.'' That kind of enrichment is the goal of several Santa Clara County agencies and individuals,...
  • Calif. Gov. not sorry for ‘girlie men’ remark

    07/19/2004 11:26:06 AM PDT · by traumer · 74 replies · 3,249+ views
    MSNBC ^ | July 19, 2004
    Democrats blast Schwarzenegger for mocking lawmakers Democrats aren’t amused by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s use of the mocking term “girlie men” to describe some lawmakers, although a spokesman for the governor said no apology would be forthcoming. Schwarzenegger dished out the insult at a rally Saturday as he claimed Democrats were delaying the budget by catering to special interests. Democrats protested that the remark was sexist and homophobic. “If they don’t have the guts to come up here in front of you and say, ’I don’t want to represent you, I want to represent those special interests, the unions, the...
  • One Principled Teenager Takes On the School Censors

    07/17/2004 6:34:35 AM PDT · by catonsville · 58 replies · 2,217+ views I am sorry I cannot post pictures so I am showing the URL. It is the personal story of one very gutsy teenager and his friends who wanted to post politically incorrect posters in his high school and the attemps to shut him up. Very well written and documented with photos, I am rather amazed at the courage it took to stand up for principal. I guarantee my fellow Freepers are going to love this story
  • Fate of Baptist resolution revealed today

    06/16/2004 7:22:49 AM PDT · by PaulaB · 76 replies · 162+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Ron Strom
    Proposal urges members to remove kids from government schools The fate of a resolution pending at the annual gathering of the Southern Baptist Convention that urges church members to remove their children from government schools likely will be known today as the Resolutions Committee refers measures to the floor of the conference. As WorldNetDaily reported, the resolution, written by Baptist activists Bruce N. Shortt and T.C. Pinckney, calls on the millions of members of the denomination to pull their kids out of public schools and either homeschool them or send them to Christian schools. Shortt tells WND there are a...