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  • Florida dad outraged by sexually explicit question on teen's homework assignment

    04/27/2018 4:09:37 PM PDT · by DFG · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/27/2018 | Jennifer Earl
    Omar Austin had to do a double take when he spotted a sexually explicit question on his teenage daughter's homework assignment this week. "This needs to be seen. [What the hell] is going on in our schools???" the Florida father asked as he read the question aloud in a video posted to Facebook on Wednesday. The mulitple choice question reportedly read, "Ursula was devastated when her boyfriend broke up with her after having sex. To get revenge, she had sex with his best friend the next day. Ursula had a beautiful baby girl nine months later. Ursula has type O...
  • Arizona, Colorado teacher walkouts close schools for 2nd day

    04/27/2018 2:40:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | April 27, 2018
    PHOENIX -- Thousands of teachers in Arizona and Colorado descended upon their respective Capitols for a second day in a growing educator uprising. Educators in both states want more classroom resources and have received offers either for increased school funding or pay, but they say the money isn't guaranteed and the efforts don't go far enough. The walkouts are the latest in demonstrations that spread from West Virginia, Oklahoma and Kentucky. Teachers said they won't return to work until they feel their message has been heard. Alexis Aguirre, a second-grade teacher in Phoenix, said living paycheck to paycheck has forced...
  • GUEST COLUMN: The real story of teachers' walk-ins and outs ( Colorado: NEA unions )

    04/27/2018 5:40:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Gazette ^ | April 26, 2018 | Kim Monson
    What do the three pictured flags have in common? The first is the flag of the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). Estimates are that 40,000,000 to 60,000,000 people lost their lives under the rule of Stalin's iron fist. The third is the Chinese flag. Everyday hard-working people did not fare well in Mao's China either. Anywhere from 49,000,000 to 78,000,000 died under Mao's communist society. In the middle is the flyer that teachers' unions distributed to Colorado teachers with their Walk-Ins tool-kit encouraging Englewood's teachers to protest and walk out of class recently. Additionally, the teachers' unions are organizing...
  • OK, for now, to tell your kids they are being indoctrinated

    04/19/2018 11:57:50 AM PDT · by Sopater · 20 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | April 19, 2018 | Steve Jordahl
    Left-wing indoctrination is nothing new to "blue" California but sex education has evolved from safety and science to full-blown propaganda. Every middle schooler and high schooler in California must sit through sex-ed classes that include information about birth control and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS. Students are also taught to affirmatively recognize – in other words, praise - different sexual orientations and gender identities. Parents are free to pull their kids out of the sex-ed classes but according to at least one school attorney from Orange County, they may not excuse their children from the pro-homosexual propaganda.
  • Austin bombings cast unwelcome spotlight on homeschooling

    04/08/2018 6:44:19 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 34 replies
    San Antonio Express ^ | 4/8/2018 | Alejandra Matos and Andrea Zelinski
    “With slightly increased oversight in a state-by-state, case-by-case basis, children might not slip through the cracks,” said Hannah Ettinger, who studies incidents of violence against or perpetrated by home school students for the Coalition for Responsible Home Education. The group advocates for increased oversight of home-schooled students, such as requiring that each be registered and meet yearly with a certified teacher for annual testing and with a doctor for a physical checkup — both of whom would be required to report to authorities if they suspected a child’s physical or mental health or welfare were in jeopardy. Texas’ regulations are...
  • Oklahoma teachers go on strike and rally at state Capitol

    04/02/2018 8:00:07 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 69 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com ^ | 04/02/2018 | unknown
    Teachers carried signs and marched during a rally at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City on Monday calling for higher wages. Last week, the legislature in Oklahoma City voted to give teachers an average raise of $6,000 per year, or roughly 16 percent, depending on experience. Gov. Mary Fallin, a Republican, signed the package into law, but teachers said it was not enough. They have asked for a $10,000 raise as well as additional funding for schools and raises for support staff like bus drivers and custodians.
  • 10 Black Homeschool Moms You Should Follow

    04/02/2018 1:10:20 PM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    matermea.com ^ | September 26, 2017 | Camille Kirksey
    10 Black Homeschool Moms You Should Follow Words: Camille Kirksey If you're looking for homeschoolers who look like you and your family, these 10 Black homeschool moms are a good place to start. Homeschooling may seem like the new kid on the block when it comes to educating our children, however it’s the world’s oldest education model.Prior to compulsory schooling, educating children at home was considered part of a parent’s responsibility. It was a way to ensure a family-centered upbringing that included morals, ethics, religious doctrine, and often times taught the children how to run the household from a young...
  • STOP INDOCTRINATING OUR CHILDREN

    04/01/2018 5:34:16 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 28 replies
    frontpagemag ^ | March 30, 2018
    The same "progressives" who have made American higher education into indoctrination chambers for cultural Marxism, identity racism and other anti-American ideas are targeting our K-12 public schools. For instance: At the Edina School District in Edina, Minnesota, all employees, even bus drivers, must take "Equity and Racial Justice Training" instructing them that "dismantling white privilege" is at the core of the district's mission. They must acknowledge their racial guilt, and embrace the district's "equity" ideology. To enhance "cultural diversity," students at Maryland's La Plata High School were ordered to copy the Islamic creed "Shahada" which states in part, "There is...
  • Student Captures Sixth Grade Teacher's Unhinged 'Anti-Trump Rant' On Tape(Video)

    03/31/2018 5:56:47 PM PDT · by Revel · 38 replies
    Fox news via YouTube ^ | 3/31/18 | Abby Huntsman
    Sorry....Video only
  • tudent Assaulted and Punished After Supporting Gun Rights

    03/29/2018 2:38:51 PM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    Freedom Project ^ | March 28, 2018 | Alex Newman
    When public school officials in Middleburgh, New York, called an assembly and used it to promote outrageous anti-Second Amendment propaganda demonizing American gun owners, at least one student objected. After the assembly, 17-year-old Christian Breault expressed his concerns about it to other students. In response, Breault was attacked by an indoctrinated anti-gun student who had become agitated from the propaganda pushed by the school. And when Breault defended himself from the bully, the same school officials who sought to indoctrinate the children with their agenda punished him for it. Now, the student's father wants the principal to step down. “The...
  • SAF Hotline to Report Violations of First and Second Amendment at Schools

    03/22/2018 2:25:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten,SAF
    There have been numerous reports of students being bullied, pushed to participate in anti-Second Amendment protests they did not believe in, and of being punished for speaking out.  The Second Amendment Foundation today announced a project to help students who have been harassed, intimidated or bullied for resisting peer pressure to join the wave of protests against guns and the right to keep and bear arms. "A student's First Amendment rights should not be violated because they support the Second Amendment," said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. "There have been several reports over the past...
  • Another reason Christian parents should home school

    03/13/2018 12:11:42 PM PDT · by Bob Celeste · 4 replies
    ChristianPatriot.com ^ | 3/13/2018 | Self
    Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky.. But... Monday September 5th, 2005 In 1962, the government of these United States joined the governments of Canada, Europe and South America and evicted the Lord God Creator of the Universe, Christ Jesus, from the body politic and the public school system. That void was immediately replaced by satan. Abortion became legal, the destruction of the marriage via no fault divorces became the law of the land, adultery, homosexuality, and promiscuous behavior became accepted norms. Fathers were degraded and prohibited by law from punishing their children with a strap,...
  • Norway Returns 12-Y-O Son to Homeschool Parents After They Agree to Surrender Passports

    02/23/2018 10:41:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/23/2018 | Samuel Smith
    Norwegian child services has returned a 12-year-old Christian boy to his parents after the child was forcibly removed from the home following the parents' decision to homeschool their son because he was being bullied at school. Leif and Terese Kristiansen announced on Wednesday that their son, Kai, is has returned to their home in Ås. "We are very pleased to announce that Kai is back in his home with his family. We're very happy to see him again," Leif Kristiansen wrote in a Facebook post. "We couldn't have done this without international support from others who have contributed to us...
  • If you can't block the weapons, remove the targets

    02/16/2018 8:57:57 AM PST · by asinclair · 53 replies
    I'll keep this short: if you want to eliminate the shootings in schools, and don't want to impose draconian limits on the sale and possession of firearms, then decentralize the schools. This reduces the target density, plus it allows our children to be protected by adults with guns against the perps looking for their 15 minutes of glory.
  • Public School Control Now!

    02/16/2018 7:52:23 AM PST · by Sopater · 40 replies
    Specific Answers ^ | February 16, 2018 | Gary North
    The murder of 17 innocent high school students in Parkland, Florida reminds us that public schools are dangerous. Too dangerous for children. Yet there are pro-public school ideologues who refuse to face the facts. They shut their eyes to reality. They spout their slogan: "Public schools don't kill public school students. Killers kill public school students." We have heard this for 50 years. Yet the killers are always one of these: (1) enrolled public school students, (2) public school graduates, or (3) expelled public school students. It's time to turn a deaf ear on the refrain about public schools not...
  • Man admits to putting hidden camera in mental care facility bathroom

    01/25/2018 8:09:32 AM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    WOWK 13 NEWS ^ | Jan 25, 2018 | WOWK
    KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - A worker at a mental health facility for boys has been charged in connection to a hidden camera found in a bathroom, according to deputies. The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office tells 13 News that David Franklin Kidd Jr., 44, of Belle, was arrested in June 2017. Kidd was employed at The Art of Three Rivers in Dunbar, a facility of boys with mental disabilities and was a classroom aide for Kanawha County Schools.
  • Questions for 6th graders on gender identity, drug use outrage Mo. parents

    01/25/2018 7:00:09 AM PST · by massmike · 18 replies
    Abc7chicago.com ^ | 01/25/2018 | N/A
    BOURBON, Missouri -- Some 11-year-olds in Missouri were asked questions about their sexual orientation and whether they want to change genders. The questions were part of a survey from the state and also included the topics of drug use and suicide. Some parents are outraged, especially since the school district could have opted out of the survey.
  • Home Schooling Is Not a Crime

    01/24/2018 5:41:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2048 | Michelle Malkin
    It's elementary. Education control freaks will use any excuse to crack down on competition. With two million K-12 students now educated at home (including our 9th grade son), the temptation to exploit the most marginal cases of alleged child abuse by home-schoolers has proven irresistible to statist politicians and government apologists. Take the case of David and Louise Turpin's 13 starving children, reportedly found tethered to their beds after one of the siblings escaped and contacted police. The Turpins' "house of horrors" in Riverside County, California, grabbed international headlines last week -- and lured a parade of publicity hounds. Former...
  • America is Better than Our President’s Words

    01/15/2018 3:35:46 PM PST · by mdittmar · 55 replies
    NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ^ | January 12, 2018 | National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen Garcia
    It seems like ancient history now, but in the run-up to the presidential election of 2016, many educators warned that then-candidate Donald Trump did not have the temperament to be president. We listened closely to his words—the constant stream of insults, the belittling, the bullying. We recognized these outbursts. This was adolescent behavior at its worst. We knew then that this man should not be president and we knew he would be a terrible role model for our students.One year in, and it is even worse than many of us imagined it would be.
  • New York City to Begin Putting 'Absent Reserve' Teachers Back in Classrooms. But Who Are They?

    11/19/2017 1:48:45 PM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Education Week ^ | October 27, 2017 | Liana Loewus
    Hundreds of New York City teachers who'd lost their full-time positions but stayed on the payroll will be headed back to classrooms within the next few weeks. About a third of those teachers, it turns out, have faced legal or disciplinary charges. The city's education department announced this summer that schools that hadn't filled all their teaching positions by Oct. 15 would be assigned educators from the "absent teacher reserve" pool. According to a spokesman at the New York City Department of Education, the "matches" between teachers and schools are being made now, and those teachers will go into schools...