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  • Utah high school teacher who had kids brainstorm genitalia slang gets paid leave

    04/17/2014 10:03:35 AM PDT · by massmike · 36 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com/ ^ | 04/17/2014 | n/a
    A Pleasant View, Utah high school teacher is now on paid leave after she asked her students to come up with a bunch of slang terms for their genitalia as part of a course called “Adult Roles and Financial Literacy.” The genitalia brainstorm session occurred on Friday at Weber High School. The teacher is Ashley Williams, reports The Salt Lake Tribune. “We had some students who reported to administration that a teacher was having an exercise where they were put into groups, male and female, to come up with names for genitalia,” Weber School District spokesman Nate Taggart told the...
  • Sixth Graders' Common Core Homework: Remove Two Rights from Bill of Rights

    04/01/2014 8:18:32 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 38 replies
    An Arkansas mom was disturbed to learn her sixth grade daughter's homework was to "prioritize, revise, prune two and add two" amendments in the Bill of Rights. The homework, part of the controversial Common Core curriculum, said that the Bill of Rights is "outdated and may not remain in its current form any longer."
  • Teacher 'White Privilege Conference': Whites Are Never Cured of Racism

    04/01/2014 7:47:54 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 121 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/1/2014
    More details are emerging about what was presented at the "White Privilege Conference" held in Madison, Wisconsin, where tax money was spent to train teachers how to annihilate "white privilege" and "white supremacy" in American schools. One session insisted that whites can never be cured of their permanent racist attitudes. On March 30, Breitbart reported on the conference, now in its fifteenth year. Over these years, teachers have been told that whites have been pushing "white supremacy" on kids since the country was created, and that whites are so infused with racism that they aren't even cognizant of their crimes....
  • Unbelievable: Common Core Problem Asks Kids to Choose Two Amendments to Remove From Bill of Rights

    03/31/2014 1:58:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 107 replies
    IJReview ^ | 03/31/2014 | Emily Hulsey
    A mother in Arkansas has expressed concern over her daughter’s recent Common Core school assignment that asked her to remove and replace two of the first ten amendments of the Constitution. The team assignment stated that the Bill of Rights is “outdated and may not remain in its current form any longer.” Here is a copy of the assignment:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE PHOTO The mother who spoke up said she was particularly troubled by the fact that her daughter’s Sixth Grade History class had received no prior training in civics or how to amend the Constitution, which may...
  • Gay activists hurl feces at German parents protesting pro-gay school curriculum: report

    03/29/2014 5:15:43 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 75 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 3-28-14 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    As parents in Germany have protested a new pro-homosexual “sexual diversity” curriculum in their schools, homosexual activists have attacked them by hurling feces and destroying their property, according to the Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians, which documents anti-Christian incidents in Europe. "Protesters were physically attacked and it was felt that the police failed to protect the parents’ basic right of assembly," said a statement from the Observatory describing incidents at recent rallies in Baden-Württemberg and Cologne. According to eyewitnesses, says the Observatory, "Christian parents were shouted at with obscenities.” "They were spit at, eggs were thrown, and little...
  • Grant Middle School workbook’s gun-rights description has some up in arms

    03/25/2014 9:42:34 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    Illinois State Journal Register ^ | Mar 24, 2014 | Jason Nevel
    Grant Middle School workbook’s gun-rights description has some up in arms A workbook used by Grant Middle School that has generated controversy among gun-rights supporters won't be removed from the classroom. Jason Nevel Updated Mar 24, 2014 at 10:23 PM A workbook used by students at Grant Middle School that has generated controversy among gun-rights supporters has no political agenda and won't be removed from the classroom, Springfield interim Superintendent Bob Hill said Monday. Since the controversy surfaced online last week, Hill said, he's received a handful of calls and more than a dozen emails. Gun-rights supporters claim students at...
  • Common Core: It's a Trap

    03/25/2014 4:39:51 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 3 replies
    The Thanks Project ^ | 03/25/2014 | Steve Berman
    Indiana is the first state among the 45 who adopted Common Core standards since 2010, to drop out. Governor Mike Pence (R) said: I believe when we reach the end of this process there are going to be many other states around the country that will take a hard look at the way Indiana has taken a step back, designed our own standards and done it in a way where we drew on educators, we drew on citizens, we drew on parents and developed standards that meet the needs of our people. As a parent, with two small boys...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    03/14/2014 5:57:50 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 99 replies
    Today's lesson, from Common (Commie) Core Let's start out with English and Language Arts Reading Time! Church Ladies Typewriters. They're Back! Those wonderful Church Bulletins! Thank God for church ladies with typewriters. These sentences (with all the BLOOPERS) actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services: -------------------------- The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals. -------------------------- The sermon this morning: Jesus Walks on the Water. The sermon tonight: Searching for Jesus. -------------------------- Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands. --------------------------...
  • Teaching for Indoctrination

    03/10/2014 7:51:32 AM PDT · by rktman
    capitalismmagazine.com ^ | 3/9/2014 | Edward Cline
    There is a blogsite called “Discover the Networks: A Guide to the Political Left,” which is a treasure trove of well-written, well-thought out, and thoroughly documented essays on various topics which anyone concerned with contemporary political and cultural trends should read. One of the latest entries is an excellent précis on the life of Yassir Arafat as the godfather of modern Islamic terrorism. Another eye-opening column is The Islamist Infiltration of the Obama Administration, which exposes a roll call of activist Muslims hand-picked by Barack Obama and his cronies. Throughout each article are links to the writer’s “backup documentation” and...
  • Islamist plot dubbed 'Trojan Horse' to replace teachers in Birmingham schools with radicals (UK)

    03/07/2014 6:29:53 PM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | , 7 March 2014 | Ted Thornhill
    Islamic fundamentalists are allegedly plotting to convert Birmingham schools so that children are taught according to strict Islamic codes by ousting teachers through a dirty tricks campaign and replacing them with radicals. The city council and the Birmingham Mail have received documents which purport to show that jihadists – or those fighting against non-Muslims - are targeting schools and orchestrating false allegations against staff, including non-Muslims, in an operation dubbed Trojan Horse. Meanwhile, West Midlands Police have reopened a fraud investigation at one school named in the supposed leaked letter - and Ofsted is currently conducting a snap inspection at...
  • Revealed: Islamist plot dubbed 'Trojan Horse' to replace teachers with radicals

    03/07/2014 11:21:23 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7 March 2014 | Clark and Osborne
    Muslim fundamentalists are plotting to take over state schools, according to leaked documents. Activists have launched a campaign to oust headteachers using dirty tricks such as spreading false allegations and packing governing bodies with their supporters. The plot, which ringleaders have named Operation Trojan Horse, has emerged in documents drawn up by the group and leaked to a local newspaper. The dossier names several schools in the Birmingham area as targets of alleged plots. The authors of the documents discuss extending the ‘jihad’ operation to Bradford and Manchester – cities with rapidly growing Muslim populations.
  • Merkel backs call for EU school lessons to counter ‘growing Euro-skepticism’

    03/07/2014 11:13:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:00PM GMT 07 Mar 2014 | Bruno Waterfield
    School students should be given a “European Union education” in the classroom to tackle “ignorance” and growing public Euro-skepticism, according to an election manifesto signed by Angela Merkel and eight other of Europe's leaders. The European People’s Party (EPP), the EU’s biggest political grouping, is convinced such a program would improve the public image of Brussels, which has never been lower. Its manifesto for May’s European elections calls for the introduction of “EU education in schools across Europe in order to prepare the next generation for future challenges and to nurture a European approach”. […] Rather than scaling back the...
  • Obama Budget Proposal Pushes for $750 Million for Universal Preschool

    03/04/2014 6:31:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | March 4, 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Tuesday, President Barack Obama pushed for at least $750 million in targeted funds in his $3.9 trillion 2015 budget to lay the foundation for universal preschool programs. Obama spoke at a D.C. elementary school that participates in a pre-kindergarten program. "Research shows that one of the best investments we can make in a child’s life is high-quality early education," Obama wrote in his introductory budget message about his desire to expand preschool to all four-year olds. "I am again calling on the Congress to make high-quality preschool available to every four-year-old child." Questions have been raised, though, about how...
  • The Doctrine of Academic Freedom - Let’s give up on academic freedom in favor of justice

    02/20/2014 6:02:42 AM PST · by Keltik · 7 replies
    The Harvard Crimson ^ | February 18, 2014 | Sandra Y.L. Korn
    Yet the liberal obsession with “academic freedom” seems a bit misplaced to me. After all, no one ever has “full freedom” in research and publication. Which research proposals receive funding and what papers are accepted for publication are always contingent on political priorities. The words used to articulate a research question can have implications for its outcome. No academic question is ever “free” from political realities. If our university community opposes racism, sexism, and heterosexism, why should we put up with research that counters our goals simply in the name of “academic freedom”? Instead, I would like to propose a...
  • Liberal Reporter attacks Child for Getting Good Grades

    02/17/2014 7:17:43 AM PST · by tonyome · 49 replies
    Eagle Rising ^ | 02/17/2014 | Onan Coca
    A school hosted a congratulatory event for its straight-A students, which would not normally be a controversial event… but the America we live in has changed. No longer do we push our children for excellence… now we make excuses for mediocrity.
  • Politically-based faculty discrimination, a test case

    02/14/2014 7:01:29 PM PST · by iowamark · 4 replies
    Powerline ^ | 2/13/2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    Today, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in the case of Wagner v. Jones. Our friend Peter Berkowitz discussed the case in a Wall Street Journal op-ed (it’s behind a pay wall). Teresa Wagner accuses the University of Iowa College of Law of violating her First and Fourteenth Amendment rights by refusing to hire her for its legal analysis, writing, and research program due to her strong pro-life views and activism. Her accusation is strongly supported by a comparison of her qualifications for the position and those of the two individuals selected by the law school. Wagner...
  • Chevrolet Showcases Gay Families In Olympics Opening Ceremony Ad

    02/07/2014 2:40:03 PM PST · by LonelyCon · 80 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/8/2014 | Ben Popken
    Coming just a week after Coke made waves when it aired the first Super Bowl ad to showcase a set of same-sex parents, the car-maker's new campaign is called "The New Us" and portrays a series of wide-ranging families. "And while what it means to be a family hasn't changed," intones the Chevrolet narration over clips that include nuclear families, mixed race couples, adoptive parents, gay and lesbian parents, combinations of the above, and others, "what a family looks like, has. This is the new us." The games have been criticized for taking place in Russia, which has made "gay...
  • The LEGO Movie is Practically Communist

    02/07/2014 11:57:05 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 2/7 | Bilge Ebiri
    A tubby panda bear becomes a kung fu master. A snail races in the Indy 500. A forgotten garbage-robot saves humanity. Our cultural products for children these days often reflect the fact that we live in the age of empowerment. It’s become something of a cliché, frankly — the outcast or nobody who wins the big race and/or saves the world. And at first glance, The LEGO Movie, as brilliant as it is, appears to be no different. The film’s hero, an average construction worker named Emmet, is told that by finding a sacred object, called “the Piece of Resistance,”...
  • Pro-life groups to protest Girl Scouts with #Cookiecott Tweetfest on Thursday

    02/06/2014 7:42:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Dustin Siggins
    Co-authored with John Jalsevac February 5, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Soon millions of Americans will be buying Thin Mints from Girl Scouts at churches, street corners, and at neighbors' homes. But according to Human Life Alliance, American Life League, My Girl Scouts Council, and Live Action, those concerned about the sanctity of human life should consider boycotting the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) over the organization's links to pro-abortion organizations and individuals. The groups are organizing a Tweetfest on Thursday, urging Americans to use the hashtag #Cookiecott on Twitter to draw attention to GSUSA's associations with Planned Parenthood and other...
  • DCF deems alleged assault of boy, 11, ‘consensual’ sex

    01/21/2014 3:24:33 AM PST · by massmike · 23 replies
    http://bostonherald.com/ ^ | 01/21/2014 | Matt Stout, Erin Smith
    An 11-year-old autistic Middleboro boy’s claim that he was sexually assaulted by another youth inside his foster home was dismissed as “consensual” sex by child welfare officials charged with protecting him, in a stunning case the boy’s family and school officials charge was plagued by missteps by the embattled Department of Children and Families. According to DCF investigative reports, police reports and letters, the boy — then 11 but with the cognitive ability of a 5- or 6-year-old, his father told police — was allegedly sexually assaulted by another youth in the foster home while the parents slept during the...
  • Common Core Reading Comprehension Assignment Pushes Global Warming

    01/19/2014 6:51:30 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/19/2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A Common Core-aligned elementary school homework assignment in a Jefferson County, Colorado school district tells children that by 2512, Kansas will be an oceanfront state, that the “Smokey” Mountains [sic] will become the “Smokey” Islands [sic], and that a sharp decline in the human population will take place, all due to man-made global warming.
  • Gay lobby scandal brewing in Russia

    01/18/2014 12:49:19 PM PST · by annalex · 34 replies
    This a collection of articles reflecting the developing news from Russia. The short of it is that a popular theologian, professor and thinker Deacon Kurayev decided to publicly condemn homosexuality and possibly pedophilia in his beloved Orthodox Church, to which he has every intention to remain faithful. The accusations take the form of a series of publications in Kuraev's blog; the accounts from the victims are published and the peculiar pattern of careers blocked or promoted based apparently on the intimacy of the candidate to a gay sponsor. The abuse itself is rarely criminal (other than grounds for a harassment...
  • More Bad News from Government-Run Education: The Corrosive Centralization of Common Core

    01/18/2014 5:27:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’ve posted hundreds of charts over the past several years, including on favorite topics such as tax code corruption and counterproductive government spending. But arguably the most powerful and compelling chart I’ve ever shared is on the topic of education. Prepared by my Cato colleague, Andrew Coulson, it shows that massive increases in spending and bureaucracy (which accompanied increasing federal involvement and intervention) have had zero impact on educational performance. Keep that chart in the back of your mind as we consider what George Will has to say about President Obama’s scheme – known as Common Core – to expand...
  • Putin: Gay people will be safe at Olympics if they ‘leave kids alone’

    01/18/2014 1:41:55 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 17, 2014 | By Kathy Lally
    MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin said Friday that gay people have nothing to fear in Russia as long as they leave children alone. Putin met with a group of volunteers in the Olympic mountain venue at Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi on Friday to wish them success at the Games. During a question-and-answer session, a volunteer asked him about Russia’s attitudes toward gays, a subject that has provoked worldwide controversy, and Putin offered what was apparently meant to be a reassuring answer for visitors to the Olympics. “One can feel calm and at ease,” he said. “Just leave kids alone, please.”...
  • School work in France

    01/16/2014 5:59:29 PM PST · by annalex · 5 replies
    How to find your bearings in a mosque Find corresponding letter on the plan for the definition, and name the element when necessary.   Definition Letter on the plan Name 1 Wall indicating position of Mecca D the qubla 2 Niche symbolizing Mohamed's presence F the Mihrab 3 Tower from which height the Muezzin calls the people B minaret 4 The place where the faithful congregate to pray C the praying hall 5 The seat from which the Imam directs the prayer A the minbar 6 Basin where the faithful can purify themselves before the prayer E the ablution basin...
  • VIDEO: Parents outraged over classroom poster that lists sex acts...

    01/16/2014 5:43:02 PM PST · by narses · 55 replies
    KANSAS MIDDLE SCHOOL: POSTER LISTING SEX ACTS PART OF 'HEALTH AND SCIENCE' CURRICULUM The father of a 13 year-old girl who was upset by a classroom poster that listed sex acts was shocked to hear that the poster is part of her school’s health and science curriculum. Breitbart: As local Fox News affiliate in Kansas, fox4kc.com, reported Tuesday, Mark Ellis said his daughter, a student at Hocker Grove Middle school in the Shawnee Mission School District, was “shocked” by what she saw on a poster on a classroom wall in school. Ellis said his daughter took a picture of the...
  • OH Bill Would Require Parents to Undergo State Investigation Before Homeschooling

    12/20/2013 7:25:39 AM PST · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | December 20, 2013
    A new bill proposed by Senator Capri Cafaro (D-Ohio) would require parents who have decided to homeschool their child to undergo an investigation by social services, who would then decide whether or not it would be permitted. The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) website is reporting that on December 3, 2014, Senate Bill 248 was introduced in Ohio. This bill is the latest attack against families from state legislatures who want to severely restrict choice to homeschool children. The HSLDA summarizes this bill: It requires all parents who homeschool to undergo a social services investigation which would ultimately determine...
  • Parents and Teachers Object to Common Core

    12/10/2013 10:57:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2013 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The media are currently filled with reports of students in the U.S. scoring poorly on international tests. The Program for International Student Assessment, which compares 15-year-olds in most industrialized countries, reports that American students dropped from 25th to 31st in math, 11th to 21st in reading and 20th to 24th in science. The solution consistently offered for these low rankings is to spend more money on schooling. But numerous studies examining the billions of dollars we've spent on education in the last decade show that money has not improved the performance of U.S. students, and higher-scoring foreign countries spend far...
  • Common Core’s Anti-Gun Lessons on Sandy Hook

    12/08/2013 8:04:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 6 December, 2013 | Mary Grabar
    The pundits may have thought that Barack Obama’s efforts to exploit the Sandy Hook School tragedy on December 14, 2012, where a mentally ill young man killed 20 elementary school students and 6 teachers, had been tabled for lack of support. Now we learn that Obama’s Organizing for Action super pac is exploiting the one-year anniversary with fake memorials in order to resume the push for gun control. Along with the efforts to reach adults are those to reach children in schools. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a major funder of Obama’s education initiative called Common Core (recently admitted...
  • Call them what they are

    12/01/2013 6:23:02 AM PST · by Yooperman · 20 replies
    It’s past time for Conservatives and Conservative Talk Show hosts to start calling the Obama Regime and the Democrat Party “Communists”. Sean Hannity avoids the word and the closest Mark Levin can do is Statist. The Obama Administration is full of communists. The EPA and many Government Agencies and Bureaus are pushing Government control of every aspect of our lives. DHS and other Government Agencies are buying up all the ammunition while the EPA is in the process of closing the last lead smelting plant in the U.S. (ALERT! BACK DOOR GUN CONTROL MOVES FORWARD!--"Obama … beforeitsnews.com › Events Oct...
  • The Real Lives of Sodomite Men (Don't look for an interview any time soon on TV)

    11/30/2013 9:02:40 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 37 replies
    http://www.crisismagazine.com ^ | November 22, 2013 | Austin Ruse
    Not caring about what happens to gay men is like not caring about prison rape. Prisoners are our brothers, too, and so are gay men. We must care deeply about the abuse of our brothers in prison and we must care deeply about the lives led by our gay brothers. Prison rape seems a world away from us, a subject we try not to think about, yet it is rampant, dehumanizing and deadly dangerous. In the same way, we avert our gaze from the lives led by gay men. Certainly ignoring the lives of gay men is what the paladins...
  • Elian Gonzalez: My time in the US marked me for my whole life

    11/27/2013 6:49:46 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 78 replies
    Elian Gonzalez, the object of a 1999-2000 custody squabble involving Washington, Havana and family members on both sides of the Florida Strait, holds a piece of U.S. legislation directly responsible for what he endured then, Cuban official media said Monday. "They were very sad times for me, which marked me for my whole life. I was never given the chance to have a moment to think about my mother, who as a result of that (U.S.) Cuban Adjustment Act died at sea," the now-19-year-old Gonzalez said last weekend during a Union of Young Communists event. ~snip~ The 1966 Cuban Adjustment...
  • Arne Duncan: White suburban moms’ upset that Common Core shows their kids aren’t ‘brilliant’

    11/17/2013 5:50:33 AM PST · by kristinn · 132 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, November 16, 2013 | Valerie Strauss
    (Update: Adding more on opposition to Core, where Duncan spoke) U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a group of state schools superintendents Friday that he found it “fascinating” that some of the opposition to the Common Core State Standards has come from “white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were.” Yes, he really said that. But he has said similar things before. What, exactly, is he talking about? In his cheerleading for the controversial Common Core...
  • Common Core Teaches Kids Government Must Be Obeyed

    11/15/2013 4:07:35 PM PST · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 15, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Schools: Opposition is rising to new national education standards pushed on public schools. They have turned schools into re-education camps for liberalism, with political statements masquerading as English lessons. If one had to include one speech by President Ronald Reagan as recommended reading in a national standardized curriculum it might be the one in which he stood in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and said, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" One might pick Reagan's first inaugural address when he said, "Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem." Or even his 1964 "A...
  • Normalizing pedophilia: Abolishing the age of consent

    11/13/2013 6:57:44 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 37 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11-12-13 | Jacqueline Laing
    After certain press criticism and a productive online backlash in the blogosphere, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) is performing a gratifying volte-face in its use of the term sexual "orientation" for paedophilia. In its fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the APA has distinguished between paedophilic disorder and paedophilic orientation. Paedophilia-advocacy groups, like B4U-ACT, a grassroots lobby group, have long seen the declassification of paedophilia to the status of an "orientation" for “minor-attracted persons" (MAPs) to be a necessary means to their ends. The North American Man-Boy Love Association (and numerous international affiliates advocating...
  • Ricky Martin Launches Parenting Website- PiccoloUniverse.com [Homosexual Advising??]

    11/12/2013 5:54:07 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Global superstar,philanthropistand bestselling author Ricky Martin announced today the launch of PiccoloUniverse.com, a multi-lingual community website giving parents and caregivers from all around the world a placeto celebrate and sharethe joys and struggles of raising children.
  • Tear Down this What? The Common Core on the End of the Cold War

    11/11/2013 10:24:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 11, 2013 | Terrence Moore
    The ninth of November marked the twenty-fourth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, probably the most important historical event since World War II and the most important lesson about human freedom experienced within the living memory of most of us. Presumably, next year there will be more of a commemoration, but the salient question now is how this lesson is being taught in the nation’s classrooms. For while those of us in our forties and older remember the fall of communism and its causes, today’s teenagers are wholly in the dark. What, then, are the high-school students of...
  • School Official Tries to Label Complaining Parent a “Neo-Nazi”

    11/09/2013 4:17:23 AM PST · by IbJensen · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 11/9/2013 | Selwyn Duke
    Pointing a finger and saying “bang!” isn’t the only thing that will get you in trouble in school today. Now it seems that just complaining about your child’s homework assignment can get a finger pointed at you — for being a neo-Nazi. This is precisely what happened to Josh Barry of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. And the kicker? Barry is Jewish and married to a woman who is half-black and half-white. The problems started when Barry reviewed a homework assignment in which his eighth-grade daughter’s East Pennsboro Middle School (EPMS) asked students to evaluate a New York Times article on the...
  • Many homosexuals hope to leave Russia

    11/08/2013 12:15:49 PM PST · by klpt · 54 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 08.11.2013 | Anna Peters
    Germany has granted a young doctor asylum due to his sexual orientation, after he faced persecution and social exclusion in Russia. Thanks to a recent EU ruling, other gays and lesbians will likely to follow. Pavel is gay. He is open about his sexuality, a fact which used to continuously cause outrage in Russia. "It is very unpleasant to be living in a society that thinks you are sick and backward, and where you can be fired from work just for being gay," he said. "At any moment, someone can chop your head off," that's how he described the fear...
  • ‘Sexuality education’ for 5-year-olds is ‘not about sex at all’, NZ Planned Parenthood partner says

    11/07/2013 5:53:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Michelle Kaufman
    AUCKLAND, New Zealand, November 7, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The New Zealand Family Planning Association is trying to save face after public backlash over the Association’s plan to release a sexuality resource for children aged 5 to 8 later this month. The resource has drawn attention to the fact that “sexuality” is already included right through each year level of the health curriculum. Even in Catholic schools “sexuality” education is compulsory, although parents do have the right to be informed and are given the option of removing their children from these classes. The Ministry of Education’s 2002 document “Sexuality Education –...
  • Teacher's Union Investigates Jewish Dad Who Complained about Liberal Bias

    11/08/2013 6:29:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    Josh Barry, of Camp Hill, Penn., wants to know why the president of the local teacher’s union thinks he’s a neo-Nazi after he complained about a classroom assignment that he believed to be biased. “I’m Jewish and my wife is half-black, half-white,” Barry told me in a telephone interview. “I am the furthest thing from a neo-Nazi.” Last week, his daughter’s eighth grade American History class at East Pennsboro Middle School was asked to analyze a New York Times story about the recent government shutdown. Barry, who said he is a registered independent, read the story and then read a...
  • Jewish Dad Questions Homework Assignment: Investigated for being Neo Nazi

    11/07/2013 8:23:37 AM PST · by samsmom · 23 replies
    Todd's American Dispatch ^ | November 6, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    You will not indoctrinate my child,” he wrote. “If you are going to present articles with a slant to one side you are morally and ethically required to present the opposing views, to give an opportunity for the student, your captive audience, to come to their own conclusions.” Barry also reached out to the principal, who defended the teacher’s assignment and allegedly told him The New York Times story was not slanted. On Friday the story took a bizarre turn. A friend of Barry’s received a telephone call that he says came from Cydnee Cohen, the president of the East...
  • Common Core lessons blasted for sneaking politics into elementary classrooms

    11/06/2013 4:51:29 PM PST · by mandaladon · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6 Nov 2013 | Perry Chiaramonte
    It's exactly what critics of the Common Core school curriculum warned about: Partisan political statements masquerading as English lessons finding their way into elementary school classrooms. Teaching materials aligned with the controversial national educational standards ask fifth-graders to edit such sentences as “(The president) makes sure the laws of the country are fair,” “The wants of an individual are less important than the well-being of the nation” and “the commands of government officials must be obeyed by all.” The sentences, which appear in worksheets published by New Jersey-based Pearson Education, are presented not only for their substance, but also to...
  • Conservative Parents, Left-Wing Children

    11/05/2013 6:08:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 122 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2013 | Dennis Prager
    There is a phenomenon that is rarely commented on but which is as common as it is significant. For at least two generations, countless conservative parents have seen their adult children reject their core values. I have met these parents throughout America. I have spoken with them in person and on my radio show. Many have confided to me -- usually with a resigned sadness -- that one or more of their children has adopted left-wing social, moral and political beliefs. A particularly dramatic recent example was a pastor who told me that he has three sons, all of whom...
  • Common Core-aligned lesson teaches students to obey government officials, ignore individual rights

    11/04/2013 6:48:27 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Education Action Group ^ | 11/4/2013 | Ben Velderman
    A new Common Core-aligned lesson is teaching third-graders across the United States that “the commands of government officials must be obeyed by all,” and that “the wants of an individual are less important than the well-being of the nation.” Those un-American and unconstitutional concepts are being peddled to elementary students by the Pearson Education company, one of the nation’s leading producers of school curricula, reports MinutemenNews.com.The historically inaccurate lesson appears to be part of a Pearson Education unit that teaches kids about Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War – “Hold the Flag High” – while doubling as an English assignment....
  • Heart-broken grandmother refuses to think of five-year-old ‘transgender’ grandson as a girl

    11/04/2013 3:57:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 69 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Christine Dhanagom
    ESSEX, March 5, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Jill Recknell is mourning the loss of her grandson, despite the fact that he is alive and well. It’s just that, according to five-year-old Zach Avery and his parents, he’s not her grandson anymore. He’s her granddaughter. Zach’s family, who live in England, says that he was a normal boy up until last year, when he became obsessed with the cartoon character Dora the Explorer and started dressing in girl’s clothing. Zach before becoming a "girl." “He just turned round to me one day and said, ‘Mummy, I’m a girl,’” Theresa Avery, Zach’s mother,...
  • Hollywood targeted to give health-care law a boost

    11/04/2013 9:20:49 AM PST · by mikrofon · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/04/2013 | AP
    By MICHAEL R. BLOOD and SANDY COHEN 2 hours ago LOS ANGELES (AP) — The health care overhaul might get a Hollywood rewrite. The California Endowment, a private foundation that is spending millions to promote President Barack Obama's signature law, recently provided a $500,000 grant to ensure TV writers and producers have information about the Affordable Care Act that can be stitched into plot lines watched by millions. he aim is to produce compelling prime-time narratives that encourage Americans to enroll, especially the young and healthy, Hispanics and other key demographic groups needed to make the overhaul a success. "We...
  • VIPs join T-shirt protest of Russia's anti-gay law

    11/04/2013 9:57:30 AM PST · by klpt · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 4, 2013 | ABC News
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) Actors Jonah Hill, Jamie Lee Curtis and Kristen Bell are among a batch of celebrities donning Russian-language "Love Conquers Hate" T-shirts to show support for gays in Russia alarmed by a new law banning pro-gay "propaganda."</p> <p>It's part of an initiative launched Monday by the Human Rights Campaign, the largest U.S. gay-rights group.</p>
  • Philly city council wants socialism taught in schools - in praise of mass murdering dictators

    10/27/2013 9:11:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 27, 2013 | Robby Soave
    Philadelphia city council members have approved a resolution that calls for socialist historian Howard Zinn’s book “A People’s History of the United States” to be taught in public high schools. The resolution was backed by council members Jim Kenny and Jannie Blackwell, who believe that Zinn’s far-left socialist vision of American history is currently missing from high school textbooks. “Howard Zinn’s ‘A People’s History of the United States’ emphasizes the role of working people, women, people of color, and organized social movements in shaping history; not simply the version retold by those powerful enough to ensure history remembers their actions...
  • 'The Pornography of Meat': School offers course exploring connection between misogyny and meat

    10/24/2013 3:50:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 79 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 10/23/13 | Katherine Timpf
    A California college has invited a speaker to teach students that eating meat is misogynistic, and that our society degrades fish because "we don't view them as individuals." The lecture, titled "The Sexual Politics of Meat," will take place at the University of Redlands on Monday, and is to explore the "relationship between patriarchal values and meat eating by interweaving the insights of feminism, vegetarianism, animal defense, and literary theory," according to the official website of the speaker, Carol J. Adams. The lecture will be based on a book she wrote by the same name, which explores "the hidden connections...