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  • High School Coach Suspended For Whipping Players

    11/11/2010 6:11:35 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Bleacher Report ^ | November 11, 2010 | Casey Schermick
    A high school basketball coach at Murrah High School in Jackson, Mississippi has been suspended and has been sued for allegedly whipping players for several different reasons. Marlon Dorsey faced a lawsuit filed Tuesday for the actions against the players. Attorney Lisa Ross filed the lawsuit against Dorsey. Ross claims to have a video taken with a cell phone of a player that shows the teammate bent over as Dorsey whipped him three times with a weight belt that weighed anywhere from five to ten pounds. Ross also says that along with the whipping the boys were physically and verbally...
  • Dropout U

    10/29/2010 11:08:35 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 29, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The President’s favorite think tank, the Center for American Progress (CAP) is so anxious to help the White House reach its goal of 60 percent of the population with college degrees that they are considering high school dropouts as likely targets for recruiters. It should be noted that colleges are already trying to bring back their own dropouts to increase attendance at their institutions, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. U. S. Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter enunciated the 60 percent benchmark at a recent CAP meeting. “Reaching a 60 percent attainment level is a challenging task, requiring...
  • Violent high school teacher becomes a YouTube star

    10/12/2010 9:42:01 PM PDT · by Immerito · 32 replies
    TG Daily ^ | 10/12/10 | STARR KESHET
    A high school algebra teacher who suffered a violent nervous breakdown in a Nashville classroom has become a YouTube star nearly overnight. The shocking video of Donald Brian Wood - who was filmed turning over tables and yelling at cowering students - has garnered approximately 180,000 views since being posted on October 8.
  • Rhode Island school pulls out of game citing size of foe's players

    10/07/2010 5:12:08 AM PDT · by chickadee · 54 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 6, 2010 | Cameron Smith
    Football matchups between private schools can create mismatches based on a variety of factors, but it's rare that a school uses fear of injury to cancel a game. That's exactly what happened Monday, when St. George's (R.I.) School canceled a game on Friday against fellow Independent School League member Lawrence Academy (Mass.), citing a concern over the disparity in the size of the two schools' players. St. George's is the first team to officially pull out of a game against Lawrence Academy (Mass.), one of two programs that has been completely dominant against ISL foes in recent years.
  • The Complicated Tale of Phoebe Prince

    10/05/2010 10:31:07 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 36 replies
    Newsweek ^ | October 04, 2010 | by Jessica Bennett
    It started with rumors, a love triangle, and a dirty look in a high-school bathroom. Soon jokes about an "Irish slut" cropped up on Facebook, and a girl’s face was scribbled out of a class photo hanging up at school. One day, in the cafeteria, another girl marched in, pointed at her, and shouted "stay away from other people’s men." A week later, as the girl walked home, a car full of students crept close. One kid hurled a crumpled soda can out the window, followed closely by shrieks of "whore!" If your children had behaved like this, how would...
  • Asian Kids Again Beaten In A Philly School

    09/21/2010 11:26:42 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 49 replies
    Two freshman at Edward Bok Technical High School in Philadelphia were hospitalized after a beating by 10 other boys, Friday. The victims were new 14 and 15 year immigrants from China. Bok High School is 72 percent black and the perpetrators were black kids bringing to mind incidents that happened last December at South Philadelphia High School. One of the perps has been arrested and is facing assault charges. Philadelphia School District officials described the incident as part of traditional freshman hazing and said racism was not involved. The Asian community is skeptical.
  • Gunman killed inside Tennessee high school.

    08/31/2010 5:47:09 AM PDT · by freedomwarrior998 · 97 replies
    News & Advance ^ | 08-31-2010 | Media General News Service
    On Monday morning, Thomas Richard Cowan loaded 13 bullets into two handguns, left his German shepherd chained to the fence and drove eight miles from his home in Kingsport to Sullivan Central High School. Whatever his mission, it was the 62-year-old Vietnam veteran’s final drive. ... Cowan trained a .380-caliber semi-automatic pistol at Riden’s face, said Sullivan County Sheriff Wayne Anderson. Carolyn Gudger, the school resource officer, drew her gun, then shielded the principal’s body with her own.
  • D grades may be on their way out at Boulder Valley schools

    08/30/2010 3:34:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Camera ^ | 08/29/2010 | Amy Bounds
    The days of scraping by with D's in high school classes may be waning. Three Boulder Valley high schools -- don't give D grades to students. The reasoning is that a D wouldn't be good enough in the working world -- who wants a doctor or a mechanic performing D-level work -- so it's not good enough for high school students, either. "D's seem to be really sending a mixed message -- well, you've performed below average, you haven't really met the standard, but you're passing," New Vista Principal Kirk Quitter said. More high schools nationwide are considering whether a...
  • HS test 'slams' Christianity, lauds Islam

    08/24/2010 3:10:42 AM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 24, 2010 | YOAV GONEN
    State testmakers played favorites when quizzing high-schoolers on world religions -- giving Islam and Buddhism the kid-gloves treatment while socking it to Christianity, critics say. Teachers complain that the reading selections from the Regents exam in global history and geography given last week featured glowing passages pertaining to Muslim society but much more critical essay excerpts on the subject of Christianity. "There should have been a little balance in there," said one Brooklyn teacher who administered the exam but did not want to be identified. "To me, this was offensive because it's just so inappropriate and the timing of it...
  • Most US students think Beethoven is a dog

    08/18/2010 9:45:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 53 replies
    AFP ^ | Aug 17, 2010 | Karin Zeitvogel
    Most young Americans entering university this year can't write in cursive, think email is too slow, that Beethoven's a dog and Michelangelo a computer virus... To students who will get their bachelor's degrees in 2014, Czechoslovakia has never existed, Fergie is a pop singer, not a duchess; Clint Eastwood is a sensitive movie director, not Dirty Harry... Few students in the class of 2009 knew how to tie a tie and most thought Iran and Iraq had never been at war with each other.
  • Scores Stagnate at High Schools

    08/18/2010 5:12:42 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 18, 2010 | STEPHANIE BANCHERO
    New data show that fewer than 25% of 2010 graduates who took the ACT college-entrance exam possessed the academic skills necessary to pass entry-level courses, despite modest gains in college-readiness among U.S high-school students in the last few years. ... While elementary schools have shown progress on national achievement exams, high-school results have stayed perniciously low. Some experts say the lack of rigor in high-school courses is partly to blame. "High schools are the downfall of American school reform," said Jack Jennings, president of the Center on Education Policy, a nonpartisan research organization in Washington. "We haven't figured out how...
  • Facebook threat lands teen behind bars

    08/16/2010 3:18:34 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 15 replies
    BROWNSBURG (WISH) - A Brownsburg teen was arrested Sunday night after he allegedly said he was going to blow up Brownsburg High School. According to Brownsburg Police, Brandon Scott Vernon, 18, asked his Facebook friends if anyone wanted to blow up the school with him...
  • Valedictorian Speaks Out Against Schooling in Graduation Speech

    07/28/2010 8:39:20 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Signs of The Time ^ | Erica Goldson
    "The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to down dissent and originality. That is its aim in the United States, whatever pretensions of politicians, pedagogues other such mountebanks, and that is its aim everywhere else."
  • Sleep Study Suggests Later School Starting Times Could Improve High Schoolers' Performance

    07/06/2010 4:19:18 PM PDT · by Decombobulator · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2010/07/06
    Once the carefree days of summer are over, teenagers across the country face the brutal reality of waking up for school. Many high schools open their doors early in the morning, with classes starting at 7:30 a.m., and sometimes earlier. It's tough for teens to wake up for those early morning classes, and new research suggests that an early school bell may be fighting a losing battle against Mother Nature. A study of teens at a Rhode Island boarding school found that pushing back the school day by 30 minutes improved concentration, mood and even encouraged students to consume healthier...
  • Massachusetts School Offers to Allow Pledge of Allegiance -- but Not in Class

    06/30/2010 11:12:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    fox ^ | June 29, 2010 | Todd Starnes
    Student Sean Harrington appears to have won his fight to bring the Pledge of Allegiance back into his Massachusetts high school -- except the principal's proposed solution leaves the daily honor to the nation's flag literally hanging in the hall. Charles Skidmore, principal of Arlington High School in Arlington, Mass., has offered to allow students to recite the pledge before school begins -- but in the school's foyer and not in the classrooms, as 17-year-old Harrington had hoped. Kathleen Bodie, Arlington superintendent of schools, told Fox News Radio that “The principal wanted to be very respectful about the pledge and...
  • School Officials in Mass. Town Won't Let Students Recite Pledge of Allegiance

    06/29/2010 3:11:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 79 replies
    FOXNews ^ | June 29, 2010 | Todd Starnes
    When Sean Harrington entered his freshman year at Arlington High School, he noticed something peculiar: There were no American flags in the classrooms, and no one recited the Pledge of Allegiance. So Harrington enlisted the aid of his fellow students, and now, three years later, they have succeeded in getting flags installed in the classrooms. But the pledge still will not be recited. The Arlington, Mass., school committee has rejected the 17-year-old's request to allow students to voluntarily recite the Pledge of Allegiance, because some educators are concerned that it would be hard to find teachers willing to recite it......
  • If The Obama Administration Was a Movie...

    06/23/2010 7:59:53 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 24 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-23-2010 | Jared H. McAndersen
    I think I have a rough idea. I don't know if this would be a comedy or a documentary....maybe both...maybe tragedy... The Looking Spoon is a conservative humor/satire/art/commentary blog, visit www.thelookingspoon.com to see more posts and art
  • Connecticut School Removes Lord Reference in High School Diplomas

    06/23/2010 3:06:06 PM PDT · by nmh · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/23/10 | Todd Starnes
    Seniors at a New Haven, Conn., high school will not be graduating “in the year of our Lord” this year – or any future years, according to the superintendent of schools. The school district has removed the traditional phrase from high school diplomas after someone complained. “It’s a religious thing,” Superintendent Reginald Mayo told the New Haven Register. “I’m surprised it took this long for someone to notice it. We certainly don’t want to offend anyone.” Last year, former alderwoman Ina Silverman filed a complaint about “in the year of our Lord" when her daughter was a student at Wilbur...
  • "Hamas" Helen Thomas Is Speaker For Bethesda, MD's Walt Whitman High School 2010 Graduation

    06/06/2010 11:43:10 AM PDT · by stratman1969 · 12 replies · 349+ views
    Marooned in Marin webblog ^ | June 6, 2010 | Marooned in Marin
    Helen Thomas, who was caught on video saying the Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine (Israel)" is going to be the speaker at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, MD on June 14, 2010. Thomas also was a speaker at a 2006 fundraiser for the pro-Hamas, pro-Islamofascist terrorist "peace" group Code Pinko. According to WTOP radio, where I first heard of this speech this afternoon, the principal was "aware" of the controversy but knows of no plan to cancel her speech.
  • ACE Climate Propaganda

    05/31/2010 5:29:00 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 5 replies · 154+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 31, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    ACE Climate Propaganda Bethany Stotts, May 28, 2010 Climate activists seem intent on preaching anthropogenic global warming to students at many levels, from childhood through higher education. Public school students sometimes learn about climate change in class, according to the Independent Women’s Forum. Some students have watched Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” documentary multiple times at the behest of their teachers. And some “green” colleges and universities have an “environmental literacy requirement” for each of their students. At the high school level, the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) claims to have reached over 400,000 students at 850 schools through their...