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  • Former East Longmeadow High School athlete charged with sexually assaulting unconscious.....

    08/24/2016 9:40:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    masslive.com ^ | August 22, 2016 | Sean Teehan
    FULL TITLE: Former East Longmeadow High School athlete charged with sexually assaulting unconscious classmates sentenced to probation PALMER A former East Longmeadow High School star athlete who was charged with sexually assaulting two unconscious classmates received two years probation in a decision out of Palmer District Court last week. "He can now look forward to a productive life without being burdened with the stigma of having to register as a sex offender," said attorney Thomas Rooke, who defended David Becker, 18, in court. "The goal of this sentence was not to impede this individual from graduating high school and...
  • Video Confession: UNM Official Confirms that Aborted Baby Brains Were Dissected by High School...

    08/23/2016 5:40:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 47 replies
    Operation Rescue ^ | August 23, 2016 | Cheryl Sullenger
    FULL TITLE: Video Confession: UNM Official Confirms that Aborted Baby Brains Were Dissected by High School Students Albuquerque, NM A new video interview has surfaced that confirms allegations made by the U.S. House Select Panel on Infant Lives, that staff from the University of New Mexico used brains of aborted babies for dissection by high school students at a summer camp. Dr. Paul Roth, chancellor of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and dean of the School of Medicine, was questioned by Marcie May after a UNM meeting where the disposition of human fetal remains was apparently...
  • Evangelical mom fights Texas school district when told her transgender kindergartener...

    08/10/2016 1:22:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 97 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | August 10, 2016 | Regina F. Graham For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Evangelical mom fights Texas school district when told her transgender kindergartener will be barred from using the girls' bathroom A devout Christian mother in Texas is fighting for her transgender daughter's right to use the girls' bathroom when she starts kindergarten. Kai Shappley, 5, was born male, but has lived as a little girl for the last two years publicly. Kim Shappley told KHOU that she named her child Joseph Paul at birth, but changed the name after her child made it clear as to what gender she identified with early on. 'By age 3, she was verbalizing,...
  • The K-12 Joke: The Heck You Cant

    07/23/2016 2:38:19 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 5 replies
    religion.Rantrave.com ^ | July 6, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    It's a joke widely told. This guy goes into a hotel restaurant and instructs the waitress: "Please bring me one tiny glass of frozen orange juice diluted until you can see through it. Two cold and burned pieces of toast. One infinitesimal and frozen pat of butter. Scrambled eggs that look like they were cooked the day before yesterday. And one piece of bacon cooked so long that, when you try to cut it, it splits into 37 different pieces." "Hey, what is this?" the waitress complains. "We can't make you a breakfast like that." "The heck you can't," says...
  • Texas Teen Faces Felony Forgery Charge After Finding $10 Bill on School Floor

    05/03/2016 6:18:59 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 89 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 05/03/2016 | by Merrill Hope
    A Texas teenager faces a felony forgery charge all because the $10 bill he found on the floor of his high school came up as fake cash on the lunch ladys counterfeit testing pen when he used it to pay for a ham sandwich and chips. ...the lunch lady turned the $10 bill over to a campus police officer, who later wanted a statement from the teen. The officer called his mother and she said not without me present, according to Hunter. The family also received a Consent to Deferred Prosecution form to sign, which essentially places a minor into...
  • Homeschool SAT Scores for 2014 Higher Than National Average

    06/30/2016 5:02:52 PM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 29 replies
    National Home Education Research Institute ^ | June 7, 2016 | Dr. Brian D. Ray
    Brian D. Ray, Ph.D. June 7, 2016 The SAT 2014 test scores of college-bound homeschool students were higher than the national average of all college-bound seniors that same year. Some 13,549 homeschool seniors had the following mean scores: 567 in critical reading, 521 in mathematics, and 535 in writing (College Board, 2014a). The mean SAT scores for all college-bound seniors in 2014 were 497 in critical reading, 513 in mathematics, and 487 in writing (College Board, 2014b). The homeschool students SAT scores were 0.61 standard deviation higher in reading, 0.26 standard deviation higher in mathematics, and 0.42 standard deviation higher...
  • Two Rhode Island teens charged with groping girl in school bathroom

    06/10/2016 1:08:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. Two 13-year-old boys have been charged with sexually assaulting a classmate in a Rhode Island public school bathroom. The Providence Journal reports the boys turned themselves in to police on Monday. Police say the boys lured a 14-year-old girl into a third-floor boys bathroom at Gilbert Stuart Middle School in Providence on June 2 and then groped her. School administrators heard allegations of an assault and contacted police. The boys were suspended.
  • Parents of America! Pay Attention!

    06/06/2016 3:20:25 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 2 replies
    Saving our future.com ^ | May 20, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Okay, America, listen up! This is your Education Establishment speaking. You may take notes. In any case, youre free to obey these instructions. Whatever you may think, whatever foolish misconceptions you may have acquired, your children do not belong to you. They belong to us. We will love and cherish them to the extent that we can turn them into what we want them to be. Your job is to remain on the sidelines and say nothing. Now, be good parents and keep out of things you dont comprehend. Preparing the young for their future roles in our complex society...
  • Random Audits for Homeschoolers?

    05/24/2016 3:31:33 PM PDT · by Sopater · 79 replies
    HSLDA ^ | 5/24/2016 | HSLDA Staff
    Homeschool families in Clinton County, Kentucky, were surprised to see themselves mentioned in their local paper as a topic of discussion during the recent school board meeting. On May 18, the Clinton County News reported that local school officials intend to conduct random audits of area homeschool families this summer because they want to ensure that all children in our county are getting a rigorous and effective education. Home School Legal Defense Association opposes any such audits as unconstitutional. We are also troubled by what appears to be the underlying motivation for this proposed meddling by school officials: money. During...
  • This Male High School Student Tells All About His Period. Um, Wut?

    05/22/2016 2:15:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 109 replies
    dailywire ^ | May 19 2016 | Amanda Prestigiacom
    Reality has seemingly escaped us all. On Tuesday, The New York Times published a bizarre piece intent on mainstreaming transgenderism. A 16-year-old boy, AJ Jackson, informs us all about his period, his plight with tampons and bathrooms. There were practical issues, When he had his period, he wondered if he should revert to the girls bathroom, because there was no place to throw away his used tampons, writes Anemona Hatocollis of the Times, describing Jacksons period struggles. But he had started feeling like an intruder in the girls bathroom, and the single bathrooms were so far out of the way...
  • Campus Experiment on Gender Ideology Shows Stunning Results

    04/22/2016 7:10:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | Church Militant
    The Family Policy Institute of Washington tried an experiment on gender ideology at a college campus, and came back with surprising results. In a video published last week, the Institute shows journalist Joseph Backholm visiting the University of Washington campus and asking a number of students questions about gender and self-identity. Their answers reveal how deeply ingrained gender ideology has become in the mindset of today's college students. Starting with the simple question, "If I told you that I was a woman, what would you say?" Backholm received the almost unanimous response that he'd be accepted as a woman. He...
  • Cabell County (W Va) School Nurses now trained to administer Naloxone

    04/22/2016 7:00:07 AM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Eric Halperin
    The overdose reversing Naloxone is now in all Cabell County schools. The Huntington Office of Drug Control Policy asked the school system if they wanted the Naloxone for free. The Cabell County Huntington Health Department then trained the school nurses. Robin Yearout has been a school nurse for more than 25 years and is used to the things school nurses usually deal with. "Upper respiratory issues going on, allergies, seasonal allergies," she listed. When she first became a school nurse administering something like Naloxone was not something on her mind.
  • Student dies after being assaulted inside high school in Wilmington, Del.

    04/21/2016 4:36:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 96 replies
    6abc.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | abc.com
    WILMINGTON, Del. (WPVI) -- A 16-year-old student has died after she was assaulted by several other students inside a high school bathroom in Wilmington, Delaware. It happened at the Howard High School of Technology in the 400 block of East 12th Street on Thursday morning. At a vigil Thursday night, friends and classmates identified the girl as Amy Joyner, a sophomore. Police are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine her exact cause of death. No charges have been announced. Two girls and several witnesses are at the Wilmington Police Department being interviewed by detectives. Mayor Dennis Williams had...
  • Court overturns VA school's transgender bathroom rule

    04/20/2016 7:35:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    wowk.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | wowk
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A Virginia high school discriminated against a transgender teen by forbidding him from using the boys' restroom, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in a case that could have implications for a North Carolina law that critics say discriminates against LGBT people. The case of Gavin Grimm has been especially closely watched since North Carolina enacted a law last month that bans transgender people from using public restrooms that correspond to their gender identity. That law also bans cities from passing anti-discrimination ordinances, a response to an ordinance recently passed in Charlotte. In the Virginia case,...
  • 1 Student Flown from West Virginia High School After Fight

    04/15/2016 7:53:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    wowk.com ^ | April 14, 2016 | Lacey Palmer
    Marion County, WV - Two students were involved in a fight Friday morning at North Marion High School, according to Gary Price, the superintendent of Marion County schools. One student was hit in the head and was flown from the scene to the hospital.
  • Middle School Teacher Seen Berating Student in Video

    04/13/2016 5:16:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | April 13, 2016 | wowk
    KANAWHA COUNTY, WV - An East Bank Middle School teacher is seen yelling at a student in a video secretly filmed by a different student. In the video the teacher says that the next time the student, opens their big stinking mouth I will write you up and send you to the office. Throughout the video the teacher references the student walking into his office without being invited, and the fact that the teacher is an adult and what he watches is his choice. The teacher also tells the class that the student threatened to blackmail him.
  • Ex-teacher in West Virginia sentenced for child sex abuse

    04/12/2016 8:15:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | April 12, 2016 | wowk
    BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) - A former teacher at a Beckley music school has been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for sexually abusing a young student. The Register-Herald (http://bit.ly/22prKvl) reports 52-year-old Keith Janney was sentenced Monday in Raleigh County Circuit Court for sexual abuse by a parent, custodian, guardian or person of trust. Judge John Hutchison said Janney must serve at least 10 years before he is eligible for parole.
  • Bulls and Bears Fox News Show Discussion of Working Mothers

    04/09/2016 7:36:31 AM PDT · by heye2monn · 18 replies
    April 9, 2016 | Self
    Bulls and Bears show on Fox News this Saturday - (supposedly a conservative show) attacks stay at home moms. Five panelists criticize liberal proposal to spend $90 billion on child care but their solution is that good jobs should be created so mothers can afford better child care in the hands of strangers.
  • Court: Advisor who helped girl get abortion should keep job

    04/08/2016 7:05:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    wmur.com ^ | April 8, 2016 | wmur
    CONCORD, N.H. A school guidance counselor who helped a 15-year-old girl get judicial approval for an abortion without telling her parents shouldn't have lost her job, the state's highest court ruled Thursday. Demetria McKaig's contract at Farmington High School was not renewed in April 2013, four months after she blocked her principal from telling the girl's parents about the pregnancy. A majority of Supreme Court justices said McKaig should be reinstated, but in a dissent, Justice Robert Lynn accused his colleagues of ignoring legal principles because the case involved a hot-button issue. "Because I cannot join the bandwagon of political...
  • Judge blasts city in firing of teacher charged with raping kid

    03/20/2016 6:57:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 54 replies
    nypost.com ^ | March 20, 2016 | By Laura Italiano and Susan Edelman
    A Manhattan judge known for pro-teacher rulings may overturn the firing of a middle-school teacher accused of bedding her 12-year-old student because she says the city did not play fair. Supreme Court Judge Alice Schlesinger blasted the city Department of Education, saying it apparently used evidence sealed after teacher Claudia Tillery was acquitted in a criminal trial. “I do agree that a teacher having a relationship with a 12-year-old boy, or a girl, is way, way, way beyond acceptable,” Schlesinger said in a hearing ​last ​week. “But they had no authority to unseal a sealed record.” Tillery, who taught at...
  • CPS tells principals it lacks the cash to get through this year ( Chicago )

    03/10/2016 6:28:50 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 10, 2016 | Juan Perez Jr.
    Chcago Public Schools officials told principals on Wednesday that the district is "short of the necessary cash for the remainder of the school year" partly because of a pension payment of nearly $700 million due this summer. ... Last month, principals had to absorb $26 million in midyear budget cuts to district-operated schools. Principals tapped internal accounts, cut planned technology and textbook purchases and didn't fill vacant positions to avert layoffs. On Wednesday, principals were told to hold off on $45 million budgeted for "non-personnel" expenses. The district said it wants to save another $10 million through a limit on...
  • (HOT!!!) California Student Information Released to Nonprofit

    02/18/2016 9:17:36 AM PST · by Fundamentally Fair · 53 replies
    NBC 7 ^ | Feb. 11, 2016 | Consumer Bob
    Millions of public school students will soon have their personal information and school records handed over to a nonprofit community organization. The Concerned Parents Association fought for the data in federal district court and won over the objections of the California Department of Education. SDUSD Alerts Parents to Student Info Release. The nonprofit said it needs the information to see if California schools are violating the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and other related laws. The database it will have access to includes all information on children, kindergarten through high school, who are attending or have attended a California school...
  • Judge to Cincinnati: You must allow a sex club near your child development center

    02/17/2016 8:56:11 AM PST · by Morgana · 41 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | February 17, 2016 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    WEST CHESTER TOWNSHIP, Ohio, February 17, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Cincinnati just witnessed the power of individual citizens speaking out against the sex industry coming to their town. And then Cincinnati witnessed a judge overruling their concerns. Butler County pleas judge Craig Hedric ruled that West Chester Township officials improperly rescinded a license for a sexually oriented business in their community. Melissa Warren, a Fort Wayne "Swinger's Club" owner, wanted to expand her sex trade into the Cincinnati suburbs. She and her boyfriend Eric Adams invested in land in West Chester Township and set up positive meetings with township officials to...
  • Ted Cruz: Abolish Department of Education

    02/17/2016 6:18:32 AM PST · by kinsman redeemer · 74 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2/16/2016 | Bob Unruh
    Schooling 'too important' to leave to 'unelected bureaucrats' Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, says that, if elected, one of his strategies to return America to its constitutional moorings would be to eliminate the U.S. Department of Education. "I don't think the federal government should have any role in education," he said. "I am a constitutionalist, and I have spent my entire adult life fighting to defend the Constitution and fighting to defend the Bill of Rights. We ought to block-grant that money, send it back to the states, send it to the local governments," he said in a...
  • I Want To Give A Thanks To FR Homeschoolers (vanity)

    02/01/2016 7:37:59 PM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 20 replies
    I just want to send a thanks to everyone who was helpful on this thread. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3349192/posts We are homeschooling, now, and I do appreciate the support and advice. Finding out what what is NOT being taught. It's disgusting.
  • US Marine vet sues high school, claiming daughter was all but forced to convert to Islam

    01/30/2016 7:02:48 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 71 replies
    Biz PAC ^ | 1/30/2016 | Tom Tillison
    The parents of a Maryland teenager are suing their daughter's high school over a world history lesson they claim was little more than Islamic indoctrination. The Thomas More Law Center filed a lawsuit against La Plata High School on behalf of John and Melissa Wood, claiming the lesson favored a "sugar-coated version of Islam" over other religions and forced their 16-year-old child "to disparage her Christian faith," according to the law firm. The parents said the class spent one day on Christianity, followed by two weeks on Islam. And the 11th grader was "forced to profess and to write out...
  • Ted Cruz Boldly Calls This ‘The Civil Rights Issue Of The 21st Century’ [video]

    01/25/2016 3:48:15 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 7 replies
    The Politistick ^ | January 25, 2016 | Jon Conradi
    Monday is the beginning of National School Choice Week, featuring over 16,000 organized events across the country, an attempt to take on the anti-choice progressive left in America, the Democrat Party that prefers a government monopoly in the nation's school system in order to continue brainwashing children with their godless and anti-American Marxist ideology. Constitutional conservative presidential candidate Ted Cruz, a long proponent of school choice in America, came out with a video both celebrating and supporting school choice on Monday - calling it the "civil rights issue of the 21st century."...
  • Obama and GOP Unleash “Community Schools” to Replace Parents

    01/20/2016 3:39:38 PM PST · by Sopater · 18 replies
    The New American ^ | Tuesday, 19 January 2016 | Alex Newman
    Parents, beware — Big Brother is coming for your kids. Buried deep inside the mammoth “bipartisan” so-called “education” legislation approved last month, dubbed the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA), is a radical expansion of what the statute refers to as “full-service community schools.” The controversial institutions, more accurately described as parental replacement centers, seek to oversee every aspect of your child's life, ranging from their “mental health” and “well being” to nutrition and even dentistry.You are in the crosshairs, too, as the Obama administration defines parents as “equal partners” in child rearing. And those are just some of the many...
  • Cruz for President Announces “Homeschoolers for Cruz” Coalition Totaling an Astounding 6,670..

    01/04/2016 5:29:06 PM PST · by Isara · 13 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 01/04/16
    Cruz for President Announces "Homeschoolers for Cruz" Coalition Totaling an Astounding 6,670 Members Marlin Bontrager, William Estrada, and Vicki Crawford to serve as National Co-ChairsHOUSTON, Texas - Presidential candidate Ted Cruz, will roll out his Homeschoolers for Cruz coalition at an event in Winterset, IA later this evening.Cruz for President Homeschool Coalition (Video)The group represents homeschool communities across the country who are dissatisfied with their local school districts, the recent implementation of Common Core, or just wish to be more involved in their children's upbringing.This coalition already totals 6,670 members, and will be co-chaired by Marlin Bontrager, William Estrada, and...
  • Half of Illinois grads entering community college need remedial instruction

    12/22/2015 10:20:54 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Lincoln Courier ^ | Dec. 20, 2015
    New data shows about half of Illinois high school graduates going on to the state's community colleges need remediation in at least one subject. That data was released this past week by the Illinois State Board of Education. It shows 48.7 percent of graduates who enrolled in the community college system needed remedial instruction to prepare them for entry-level college coursework. ... For the first time, that information is being reported with Illinois Report Card data.
  • Controversial (Islamic) Assignment Reactions Prompt Augusta Co. Schools to Close

    12/17/2015 4:57:49 PM PST · by Morgana · 39 replies
    nbc29.com ^ | December 17, 2015 | nbc29
    AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va (WVIR) - Augusta County schools closed their doors Thursday and canceled all sports and activities for the day. All the county’s schools are closed Friday, December 18, too. Meanwhile, all school sports and activities scheduled for the weekend are also canceled. It all stems from a world geography class assignment at Riverheads High School that some parents called Islamic indoctrination. The writing assignment incorporated Arabic calligraphy, but also included an Islamic proclamation of faith. That prompted a community meeting and a lot of anger. That anger apparently coming not just from central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley,...
  • Virginia: Students practice calligraphy by writing “There is no god but Allah”

    12/16/2015 6:55:09 AM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    pamelageller.com ^ | December 16, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    In my book Stop the Islamization of America, I describe and warn of the islamization of the curriculum and the schoolroom. The book was a primer on how to fight the encroaching Islamic supremacism and sharia. I have many times published news stories (here and here) about parents protesting Islamic dawah in the classroom. Distraught parents have described to me the proselytizing for Islam in their children’s “Social Studies” or “World History” classes. They are not teaching the children “world history,” which would include the 1,400-year history of jihadi wars, land appropriations, cultural annihilations and enslavements, not to mention the...
  • Deaths of home-schooled kids across US shocking, but lawmakers reluctant to create new rules

    12/06/2015 2:59:38 PM PST · by windcliff · 80 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 12-6-15 | Bill Draper
    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Detroit brother and sister vanished more than two years before they were found dead in a freezer in their home, and an 11-year-old Florida girl disappeared more than a year before she, too, turned up in a family freezer. And a 7-year-old Kansas boy hadn't been seen for more than a month before authorities found the gruesome remains of a child in a pigsty inside his family's barn. All of them were home-schooled, but despite their disappearances going unnoticed for so long, opposition from the government-wary home-schooling community means it's unlikely these states will start...
  • Why the leftists propagandized that Texas homeschool case will scare you to death

    11/17/2015 12:18:03 PM PST · by Sopater · 15 replies
    The American Vision ^ | 11/16/15 | Dr. Joel McDurmon
    Homeschoolers, you need to read this. Last week I posted the true story behind the media lies about the El Paso Independent School District’s attack on the McIntyre homeschool family. Now I realize why they were doing so, and the legal implications are actually quite frightening. What it boils down to is an attempt by the left to get courts to allow the school district officials to have immunity from lawsuits when they break the law harassing and persecuting homeschoolers. If this can be achieved in Texas, it could set a precedent for this type of harassment nationwide. The case...
  • School to homeschoolers: Sign up or face criminal charges [Proverbs 22]

    11/12/2015 10:26:49 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 59 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/12/2015 | Bob Unruh
    A number of homeschool parents in Florida have been ordered by a public school district to register their children in classes within three days or face “criminal prosecution” under state law. A meeting within the next week likely will determine whether school officials will face a lawsuit in response to the threat. The issue is being addressed by the Home School Legal Defense Association, which said its members in the Santa Rosa County School District received letters demanding information that parents are not required to provide under state law. The information included Social Security number, race and grade level. The...
  • Ted Cruz: School Choice is Todays Civil Rights Issue

    10/26/2015 8:17:15 PM PDT · by Isara · 14 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Tr Goins-Phillips | Tr Goins-Phillips
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) pushed back against accusations that he and Sen. Mike Lee (R- Utah) have pushed for homeschool to be reclassified as private school The Glenn Beck Program Monday evening. Im not remotely pushing for homeschool to be reclassified in any way, shape or form, the Texas lawmaker said. I am a passionate supporter of homeschooling. In fact, many of the people who helped elect me to the Senate and who are among our most passionate supporters in the presidential race are homeschoolers. Cruz went on to say he is a passionate supporter of school choice, an issue...
  • Considering Home Schooling And Need Help (vanity)

    10/15/2015 4:48:41 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 85 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 10/15/2015 | me
    I just need general advice and links to resources on home schooling. I'm finding the topic a little daunting because I don't know where to begin. My kid is bright and being bullied relentlessly at school. Not by just the kids, but also staff. Admin do nothing because of nepotism, etc. He's 8th grade level, now. I'll leave this here and catch up later to replies. I know there are many FReepers here who home school and would appreciate feedback. I just don't know where to begin and I'm terribly disorganized. I'll make dinner and BBL. Thanks!
  • New York Officials Think Common Core Name Change Will Totally Fool Everybody

    09/17/2015 9:41:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/17/2015 | Eric Owens
    The state of New York looks to be the next state with plans to re-brand the Common Core by calling it something else but otherwise making virtually no substantive curriculum changes. New York Board of Regents chancellor Merryl Tisch announced in a public radio interview on Tuesday that education bureaucrats are toying with the possibility of a new statewide name for the perpetually unpopular Common Core State Standards Initiative... There is so much politicization about those words Common Core,' Tisch said in the interview. So we can call them the Empire State Standards, or New Yorks Higher Standards. The...
  • Homeschool parents sue New Jersey, unlawful, unconstitutional home intrusion [Hosea 4]

    09/14/2015 11:30:28 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/13/2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Nothing really changed after a New Jersey state social worker banged on Christopher and Nicole Zimmers front door, and yet everything was different. Over the next two hours, the social worker quizzed their 15-year-old son, Chris, including questions on whether his parents fought or did drugs. She wanted to see his homeschool curriculum. She wanted to inspect their firearms. She told the Zimmers to sign papers agreeing to turn over their sons medical records. And then she left, and the Zimmers never saw her again. But they cant let it go. They cant erase the memory of what it felt...
  • Democratic Staffer: Homeschooling Lobby 'Scary', Not Rational

    09/04/2015 11:25:04 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 54 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/3/2015 | Tom Gantert
    The left-leaning nonprofit ProPublica recently ran an article on home schooling that opened by relating an anecdote from 2003. It tells of a 19-year-old man in New Jersey who weighed just 45 pounds and was found rummaging through a neighbors garbage. The explanation for how such a thing could happen is delivered by a state politician who says, I was told it was because he was homeschooled. The story, co-published on the liberal Slate.com, then quotes Ellen Heinitz, who is the legislative director for a Democratic state representative from Detroit, about her experience with a national homeschooling lobbying group called...
  • Walter Williams: Why Home Schooling?

    08/31/2015 2:53:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 84 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 2, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    Many public primary and secondary schools are dangerous places. The Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics show that in 2012, there were about 749,200 violent assaults on students. In the 2011-12 academic year, there were a record 209,800 primary- and secondary-school teachers who reported being physically attacked by a student. Nationally, an average of 1,175 teachers and staff were physically attacked, including being knocked out, each day of that school year. In Baltimore, each school day in 2010, an average of four teachers and staff were assaulted. Each year, roughly...
  • Mark Cuban pans Clinton college plan

    08/19/2015 6:43:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 17, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban says Hillary Clinton's plan to curb growing student-loan debt will actually make attending college more expensive. [Hillarys plan] stands a better chance of increasing the amount of money students owe than decreasing it, Cuban said on his Cyber Dust app on Friday. Just as easy money led to the real estate bubble a few years ago, the easier it is to borrow money for college the easier it is for colleges to raise tuition. Tuition keeps going up because no matter how high they raise it, students can still borrow more to pay for it, Cuban...
  • Are Public Schools becoming Reeducation Camps?

    08/10/2015 6:49:36 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 38 replies
    pop.RantRave.com ^ | August 5, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    K-12 schools in the United States are characterized by three outstanding traits. First of all, there's less academic activity and achievement. The general thrust of the Education Establishment is to simplify the curriculum, strip away the harder content, keep discussions airy and empty, and in general to make classrooms focused on feelings rather than facts. Second, even as facts are not taught, specific opinions are taught again and again. Global warming is the fault of human activity. Gay marriage is hugely important. Islam is a fine thing and schools should have a section on this religion and only this religion....
  • CPS Kidnaps 11 Children from Texas Homeschool Family

    08/05/2015 8:18:35 AM PDT · by Sopater · 62 replies
    Medical Kidnap ^ | August 5, 2015 | Health Impact News/MedicalKidnap.com Staff
    Claire Rembis was sick, and had to spend 3 days in the hospital. Her attack of pancreatitis paled in comparison to what happened next. The mom from Plano, Texas, came home to a nightmare that no parent should ever have to face. CPS came and took her children, all 11 of them, because a well-meaning couple, members of her oldest sons former youth group, didnt think that the 16 and 14 year olds could handle babysitting their siblings while their dad took the baby to the hospital to visit Claire. Has it really gotten to the point where a mother...
  • Nearly half of students dont speak English at GA elementary school

    08/04/2015 1:07:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies
    Education Action Group Foundation, ^ | August 3, 2015 | VICTOR SKINNER
    CANTON, Ga. A Georgia elementary school launched a new program for upcoming school year that will rely on older students who just learned English to help teach younger students the language. Approximately 42 percent of our students are served in our program for English as a second language, Canton Elementary School Principal Beth Long told WSBTV. That means about 336 of the schools 800 students must learn how to speak, write and read English fluently, a process school officials contend takes five to seven years. ... The news story provided omitted all details on the schools new program, including...
  • More parents turn to homeschooling: 62% increase [Proverbs 22:6]

    08/01/2015 10:16:29 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    EAG News ^ | 7/31/2015 | Victor Skinner
    WASHINGTON, D.C. More parents than ever before are choosing to homeschool their children, driving a movement thats grown by 62 percent in the last decade. The National Catholic Register reports that recent data from the U.S. Department of Education shows explosive growth in homeschooling among American families, particularly in the last 10 years, when the number of students between the ages of 5 and 17 went from 1.09 million in 2003 to 1.77 million in 2012. Homeschooled students now represent about 3.4 percent of the school-age population, a percentage thats increased significantly for a variety of reasons. The first...
  • George Washington University drops SAT, ACT requirement

    07/28/2015 7:42:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 28, 2015 10:34 AM EDT
    George Washington University will no longer require that students submit their ACT or SAT scores for most freshman admissions. Dean of Admissions Karen Stroud Felton said in a statement Monday that university administrators were concerned that below-average test scores were leading some otherwise strong students to not apply. [] School officials say testing will still be required for home-schooled applicants, students from high schools that provide only narrative evaluation of students, college athletes and those applying for a seven-year program that leads to a combined bachelors/medical degree.
  • NEA 'attack' on homeschoolers blasted as 'outrageous'

    06/30/2015 11:35:38 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 34 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 6/29/2015 | Paul Bremmer
    The National Education Association has launched an attack on the practice of homeschooling, and one leading education expert is not taking it lying down. The National Education Associations radical attacks on constitutionally protected liberties and homeschooling families in particular are outrageous and should be vehemently denounced by every real educator and every real American, internationalist journalist and educator Alex Newman declared. The NEAs 2014-2015 resolution on homeschooling begins like this: The National Education Association believes that home schooling programs based on parental choice cannot provide the student with a comprehensive education experience. Freelance writer Patrice Lewis, who homeschools her children,...
  • Gov. Abbott Appoints Home-School Mom To Chair State Board Of Education

    06/25/2015 4:37:30 PM PDT · by InMemoriam · 34 replies
    Texas Public Radio website ^ | June 19, 2015 | Ryan Poppe
    Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed a person to lead the State Board of Education during his time in office. But hes now being criticized for selecting someone whose own kids have never attended a public school. For the last two years Houston Republican Donna Bahorich served as a member of the State Board of Education. Before that she worked for Lt. Gov. Dan Patricks previous state senate campaign, and she was one his top choices when asked who should succeed outgoing chair Barbara Cargil. My research and my work and my desire and interests have all been in education, so...
  • High School Implants IUDs in Teen Girls Without Their Parents Knowledge or Consent

    06/12/2015 7:00:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    life news ^ | Jun 12, 2015 | Rebecca Downs
    Over the years some high schools have tried to ban things like soda. And yet they are going in another direction. That schools are having questionable sex education programs and on-campus clinics isnt enough anymore. One high school in Seattle is now implanting intrauterine devices (IUD), as well as other forms of birth control. The IUD is known as a long acting reversible contraception, and may even act as an abortifacient. So, a young teen in Seattle cant get a coke at her high school, but she can have a device implanted into her uterus, which can unknowingly kill her...