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  • Video shows Harris boasting about prosecuting parents, including homeless mom with two jobs <tr>

    01/31/2019 4:07:59 AM PST · by knighthawk · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 31 2019 | Elizabeth Llorente
    2010 video shows Kamala Harris boasting about prosecuting parents, including homeless mom with two jobs, whose kids missed classes In a 2010 video, Sen. Kamala Harris, who at the time was California’s attorney general, described with self-satisfaction how being tough on truancy got results when she was San Francisco’s district attorney. Harris said parents responded to a new approach, led by her office, that called for threatening them with criminal charges and jail if their kids had chronic school absences. Laughing, Harris said she wanted to scare parents by sending prosecutors who worked on gang and murder cases to meet...
  • K-12: Land of promises, promises

    01/28/2019 6:35:44 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 10 replies
    Renew America ^ | Jan 17, 2019 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    (More about reading): The biggest promises in K-12 involve reading and sight-words. Children are told: Learn your sight-words and you will be good readers! There is a strange tautology in sight-word instruction. When you learn to be a successful reader, you will be a successful reader. That's the weird boilerplate found throughout K-12. Suppose you tell a bunch of six-year-olds that tight-rope walking is easy. Put one foot in front of the other; don’t look down; smile confidently and walk. Children, you stress, cannot enjoy fun on the high wire until they have learned to walk comfortably on the high...
  • America’s homeschooling group has been networking with sanctioned Russians [View from the Left]

    01/25/2019 8:48:37 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 25 replies
    Schwartz Report ^ | January 17, 2019 | Casey Michel
    The group and its origins sound innocuous enough. But the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) — a right-wing group founded 36 years ago — has deepened connections between America’s religious right and Russians even as the latter have been sanctioned by the United States, according to a ThinkProgress investigation. By networking with Russians, the HSLDA — now America’s largest right-wing homeschooling association — has provided the Kremlin with a new avenue of influence over some of the most conservative organizations in the United States. And while investigations by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, intelligence organizations, and congressional committees have focused...
  • Homeschooling, The New Russian Collusion Scandal According To ThinkProgress

    01/18/2019 5:37:51 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 12 replies
    Radical left-wing blog ThinkProgress has identified home schooling as the latest Russian collusion scandal, after finding evidence some American home schoolers went to Russia once. The progressive news website, which receives funding from radical leftist think tank Center for American Progress Action Fund, has identified home schooling as the newest source of Russian collusion in America society after learning an American home school organization attended and helped sponsor a conference in Russia. ThinkProgress learned that the Home School Legal Defense Association helped plan a home schooling conference in Russia in May of last year, and later learned a Russian who...
  • Invitation to attend filming; Homeschool appearance schedule

    12/31/2018 6:06:51 AM PST · by LS · 4 replies
    self | 12/31/2018 | LS
    FOR THOSE IN ARIZONA: I invite you to come out on January 14-16 to the filming of 15 live "lessons" in U.S. history as I teach "A Patriot's History of the United States" from Columbus to Reconstruction for the March launch of my new website, "The Wild World of History." We need 8-10 "students" in each "class." Each session will last about 1 hour. You are welcome to attend one, or all with your children/students, or just for fun. The sessions will begin about 8:30 a.m, then about 9:30, 10:30, break for lunch, 1:00 and 2:00. We do not have...
  • Project 78 - Homeschool Curriculum

    12/03/2018 11:32:02 AM PST · by Sopater · 10 replies
    Vanity | 12/03/2018 | Sopater
    Are you passionate about history? Do you enjoy research, writing, editing, or formatting? If so, you should consider Project 78. Project 78 is the development of a top-notch quality history curriculum, specifically designed to meet the needs of Christian home-school students and families. The project has seven key values that will define our goals for this curriculum. We will create a curriculum that is accurate, objective, thorough, simple, memorable, adaptable, and affordable. In addition to history, this project will also create supplemental courses in economics, American government, and geography. Project 78 is the project of a team of entrepreneurs, called...
  • Youth Synod Bishops belittle homeschooling: ‘Are parents qualified?’

    October 12, 2018 (CatholicCulture.org) – From Patrick Reilly of the Cardinal Newman Society, via the National Catholic Register, comes this ominous warning: At the Youth Synod in Rome this week, one of the bishops' discussion groups made some disappointing and ignorant comments about Catholic homeschoolers. In one of the English-language discussion groups at the Synod, a summary of the conversation included these disturbing notes: Home based schools – a model coming from America. USA has many home schoolers – bishops in USA are not united, as homeschooling can have an ideological basis – kids may have special needs are parents...
  • End Liberal Indoctrination In Education, Create TOTAL School Choice

    10/11/2018 7:31:30 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 18 replies
    The most important conservative policy today, the one that is most likely to make this country predominantly conservative over time, is total school choice: $13,000 per student per year school vouchers. Please let me explain. What are school vouchers? It costs about $13,000 per year for one student to attend a government-run school. With school vouchers, parents and students are allowed to take that $13,000 to another school, whether it is government-run or not. The money would follow the student. Of course, if parents and students wanted to spend their children’s $13,000 vouchers on an existing government-run school, they could....
  • Educators denounce vote to confirm Kavanaugh who is unfit to serve on Supreme Court

    10/06/2018 2:40:28 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 117 replies
    NEA ^ | October 06, 2018 | NEA President Lily Eskelsen García
    NEA President: Only thing to do ‘for those who share disappointment in this moment: vote' WASHINGTON - October 06, 2018 - By a razor-thin margin, the U.S. Senate today confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to serve as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings ended with gripping testimony from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who shared under oath heart-wrenching and vivid memories of her sexual assault at the hands of Kavanaugh when they were high school students. The following is a statement that can be attributed to NEA President Lily Eskelsen García: “From the outset, it was clear...
  • Why Putting Your Kids In Public Schools Is Now More Dangerous Than Ever

    09/26/2018 11:16:14 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 30 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 26, 2018 | Joy Pullmann
    Polls find the majority of U.S. parents don't want to put their kids in public schools, but most do anyway. A new book explains why they should stop, and here's a gameplan for achieving that. When I was a child, my parents listened to Dr. James Dobson’s “Focus on the Family” radio show. He regularly hosted education guests, including Raymond and Dorothy Moore, who helped launch the homeschooling revival in the 1980s due to concerns about public schools pressuring children too much, too soon. Those concerns persist, and have been compounded by many other mass education failures. At the time,...
  • Young Daughter Walks Dog — Mom Gets Investigated by Cops and Children’s Services

    08/25/2018 7:41:35 PM PDT · by Coleus · 14 replies
    The New American ^ | 08.25.18 | Selwyn Duke
    You’d think she had a Siberian tiger on a leash while traipsing through a cannibal-infested jungle. Instead, the eight-year-old girl was just walking her family’s Maltese puppy around the block. Yet it was enough to trigger a visit from the police and a children’s services investigation into her mother for child neglect.Welcome to third-millennium America, where kids have the autonomy to choose their “gender” or have an abortion but must be ensconced in bubble wrap all other times.People reports on the story:Earlier this month, 8-year-old Dorothy Widen took her family dog Marshmallow for a walk around the block near...
  • Child punished for calling teacher 'ma'am'

    08/24/2018 10:55:52 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 126 replies
    ABC11 ^ | 08/23/18 | Michael Perchick
    Parents of a fifth grader are concerned after their child was punished for referring to his teacher as "ma'am." Teretha Wilson said she noticed something was wrong Tuesday when her 10-year old son Tamarion got off the school bus from North East Carolina Preparatory School. "I asked him what happened. He said he got in trouble for saying 'yes ma'am'," explained Wilson. Confused by his response, Tamarion pulled out a sheet of paper with the word "ma'am" written on it four times per line on both sides. He says his teacher told him to write the word on the sheet...
  • Rethinking School

    08/06/2018 10:22:05 AM PDT · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 39 replies
    Amazon Books ^ | 2018 | Susan Bauer, Bryan Caplan
    A best-selling expert on education shows how to make the school system work for your child. Our K–12 school system is an artificial product of market forces. It isn’t a good fit for all―or even most―students. It prioritizes a single way of understanding the world over all others, pushes children into a rigid set of grades with little regard for individual maturity, and slaps “disability” labels over differences in learning style. Caught in this system, far too many young learners end up discouraged, disconnected, and unhappy. And when they struggle, school pressures parents, with overwhelming force, into “fixing” their children...
  • Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Education: The Homeschooling Option

    07/29/2018 8:12:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2018 | Liam Sigler
    Americans have lost faith in the public school system. Only 36 percent of U.S. parents have a “great deal” of support for public schools, according to a 2017 study by Gallup. But despite this dismal reality, more than 90 percent of American children remain enrolled in public schools. There is, however, a growing contingent of parents who are rejecting government schools and instead choosing to educate their own children at home. Although homeschoolers only currently make up about 3.4 percent of the total student population, homeschooling is a shining example of what education freedom can deliver. When it comes to standardized testing and other...
  • Poll Finds 57% of Millennials Don’t Even Know Roe v. Wade is About Abortion

    07/11/2018 7:40:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 9, 2018 | Christina Vazquez
    With the talk of pro-life U.S. Supreme Court nominees and Roe v. Wade potentially being overturned, it is important to actually know what the landmark abortion case is about. And there are strong indications that many do not. A Democratic pollster recently pointed out that most millennials do not know what Roe v. Wade is about, or when abortion was legalized. “Millennials think that Roe v. Wade happened right after the American Revolution,” Celinda Lake, president of Lake Research, said on a Friday episode of “What America’s Thinking,” a show on Hill.TV about polls and public opinion. Furthermore, a 2013...
  • New Michigan law removes basic skills test for teachers

    07/05/2018 12:59:40 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 21 replies
    Detroit Free Press ^ | 7/2/2018 | Lorri Higgins
    Prospective Michigan teachers won't have to take the SAT anymore to be certified in Michigan, a move that might help attract more teachers to the profession and help districts struggling with classroom vacancies. The SAT has been the basic skills exam teachers have had to take since last year, but Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation last week eliminating the Michigan law that requires a basic skills exam in the first place. "The basic skills test ... is not a strong indicator of how successful a teacher will be," said Sen. Marty Knollenberg, R-Troy, who sponsored the legislation, which passed the...
  • America needs unions now more than ever as Supreme Court sides with corporate billionaires

    07/01/2018 4:40:00 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 55 replies
    National Education Association ^ | June 27, 2018 | National Education Association
    On heels of high-profile walkouts, new organizing and spiking approval for unions, union leaders see decision as rallying point to unrig economy and put workers first WASHINGTON - June 27, 2018 - The following statement was issued by leaders and members of NEA, AFSCME, SEIU and AFT following the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to rule against working people and in favor of billionaire CEOs and corporate interests in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, holding that requiring fair-share fees in the public sector violates the First Amendment of the Constitution. As millions of American workers recommit to their...
  • The Left’s Stealth War on School Choice

    07/01/2018 6:44:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2018 | Terry Schilling
    Last December, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Senate Republicans scored what appeared to be a major victory for school choice by including the Student Opportunity Amendment in Congress’s tax cut package. The amendment expanded tax-advantaged 529 college savings plans to include K-12 education, giving families the ability to save up to $10,000 per child per year for private schools or religious schools. And although Democrats at the time shamefully discriminated against homeschoolers and children with disabilities by successfully working to remove those groups from the amendment, Cruz has now introduced standalone legislation that would restore both groups’ access to the...
  • Dangerous People Are Teaching Your Kids

    06/13/2018 8:35:51 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/13/18 | Jordan Peterson
    You may not realize it, but you are currently funding some dangerous people. They are indoctrinating young minds throughout the West with their resentment-ridden ideology. They have made it their life's mission to undermine Western civilization itself, which they regard as corrupt, oppressive and “patriarchal.” If you're a taxpayer—or paying for your kid's liberal arts degree—you're underwriting this gang of nihilists. You're supporting ideologues who claim that all truth is subjective; that all sex differences are socially constructed; and that Western imperialism is the sole source of all Third World problems. They are the post-modernists, pushing “progressive” activism at a...
  • New York Gov. Cuomo Wants to Give Teachers Ability to Have Parents’ Guns Confiscated

    06/07/2018 10:42:06 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 52 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 06/07/18 | John Dingle III
    New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has just ratcheted up the extreme risk protection order or “red flag” law game by several degrees. He has proposed legislation which would enable teachers and other school officials to petition courts to ‘block access to guns by students.’ Translated from the newspeak, this legislation would allow teachers to file an extreme risk protection order petition against the parents of a suspect student. From newsday.com: Cuomo said the bill would be the first in the nation to provide an opportunity for a teacher to act on suspicions that students could be a danger to...