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  • Pa. students shown X-rated photos in assembly

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Officials in a western Pennsylvania school district are apologizing to parents after students at a local high school were accidentally shown pornographic pictures during a presentation on the importance of donating blood. More than 400 seniors at Norwin High School in North Huntingdon Township were watching the presentation Friday morning when school officials say "a few pornographic pictures" that were on a personal flash drive of a Central Blood Bank representative were shown on the screen. "It just popped up all of the sudden," and remained on the screen at least 15 seconds, senior Krysta Haines said....
  • We're All Right-Wing Bastards Now

    08/30/2010 9:51:08 AM PDT · by fromscratchmom · 5 replies
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2010 | Larry Sand
    We’re All Right-Wing Bastards Now —that is, if the NEA’s logic is to be believed. On the final day of the National Education Association’s convention last summer, its outgoing general counsel, Bob Chanin, gave a speech for the ages. After sharing fond recollections of his 41 years as the NEA’s top lawyer, he switched gears and started lobbing grenades at “conservative and right-wing bastards,” including Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, and Forbes. The NEA and its affiliates, by contrast, were “the nation’s leading advocates for public education and the type of liberal social and economic agenda that these groups...
  • LA unveils $578M school, costliest in the nation

    LOS ANGELES -- Next month's opening of the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools will be auspicious for a reason other than its both storied and infamous history as the former Ambassador Hotel, where the Democratic presidential contender was assassinated in 1968. With an eye-popping price tag of $578 million, it will mark the inauguration of the nation's most expensive public school ever. The K-12 complex to house 4,200 students has raised eyebrows across the country as the creme de la creme of "Taj Mahal" schools, $100 million-plus campuses boasting both architectural panache and deluxe amenities. .... At RFK, the features...
  • Soccer coach gets 50 years for child porn

    08/18/2010 4:45:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    UPI ^ | 8/18/2010
    CHICAGO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- An Illinois paramedic and soccer coach was sentenced to 50 years in prison for making child pornography after a judge found evidence he molested boys. Timothy Scholtes must be impeded from harming more children, U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman said Tuesday. At least one of the six boys he allegedly molested appeared in pornographic images. Scholtes, 46, of Coal City, Ill., was arrested in 2009. When he pleaded guilty in October to making and receiving child pornography, he denied sexual assaults on any boys. Gettleman gave Scholtes the maximum term of 30 years for manufacturing...

    08/18/2010 2:06:38 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 10 replies
    Amzon ^ | August 17, 2010 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Amazon review of 1959 book by Merrill Root. Reveals how totalitarian enemies try to control what is taught in public schools. ///START REVIEW/// The Illusion of Choice. Or: How Commies Win and We Lose /// One big question circa 1955 was why so many American POWs in the Korean War had surrendered to Communist interrogation techniques? Why had these young soldiers become what the Communists themselves called "progressives"--that is, men who were Communist sympathizers or collaborators--or both--during their time in captivity? The author's starting point is that these young Americans knew little that was positive about their country, for the...
  • Teacher waives hearing on porn charges

    08/11/2010 2:15:50 PM PDT · by Malacoda · 12 replies
    The Daily Local News ^ | 11 August, 2010 | Cindy Scharr
    UPPER PROVIDENCE — First-grade teacher and day camp director David Devine will be released on bail once electronic home monitoring is set up at his mother’s Chester Heights home. Devine, 34, who is suspended from his teaching position with the West Chester Area School District, on Tuesday waived his preliminary hearing on 500 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of criminal use of a communication facility. District Judge Nicholas Lippincott reduced Devine’s bail to 10 percent of $50,000, with conditions. Although a resident of Media, Devine must stay with his mother in Chester Heights because Devine’s home...
  • Students’ Understanding Of The Equal Sign Not Equal

    08/10/2010 10:13:25 AM PDT · by decimon · 81 replies · 1+ views
    Texas A&M University ^ | August 10, 2010 | Unknown
    COLLEGE STATION, Aug. 10, 2010 — Taken very literally, not all students are created equal—especially in their math learning skills, say Texas A&M University researchers who have found that not fully understanding the “equal sign” in a math problem could be a key to why U.S. students underperform their peers from other countries in math. “About 70 percent of middle grades students in the United States exhibit misconceptions, but nearly none of the international students in Korea and China have a misunderstanding about the equal sign, and Turkish students exhibited far less incidence of the misconception than the U.S. students,”...
  • Kinsey Cubed

    08/10/2010 10:25:52 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 10, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Sometimes academic health research can look downright unhealthy, particularly if it is funded by the federal government. “The National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded $126,000 over the past two years to a University of Washington study that established ‘web-based sex diaries’ for gay males as young as 16,” Matt Cover reported on CNS News today. “By the time the grants end in 2011, taxpayers will have spent more than $250,000 for the study.” Now there’s something in short supply in the private sector—gay porn websites. It’s not...
  • CNN Anchors Exhibit “Eye-Rolling” Attitude during Attack on Palin for “Rolling Her Eyes” – Video

    08/10/2010 9:43:13 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 10, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of CNN anchors John Roberts and Kiran Chetry essentially “rolling their eyes” even as they report on the accusation that Sarah Palin “rolled her eyes” at a teacher she was having a debate with in Homer, Alaska. Palin encountered the teacher as she walked through town. The woman had a huge banner that attacked Palin as the “worst governor ever.” Palin engaged the woman in debate, and when learning the woman was a teacher, she appears to raise her eyebrows and look over at daughter, Bristol. Now, the media is attacking her for “rolling her eyes” at...
  • Oz Teacher Has Sex With Student After School Drink Binge (18 yr old boy needs counseling afterword)

    08/09/2010 2:12:12 PM PDT · by dselig · 53 replies · 1+ views
    A female teacher from Australia, who had sex with a student after a night of drinking, has been deregistered. Ainsley Greer Gregson, who had joined students for a year 12 end-of-year function at a pub in December 2008, had made plans to stay at the house of another teacher, but ended up drinking till about 1am. She then left the hotel with a group of students who took alcohol to a park. A Victorian Institute of Teaching disciplinary panel was told Gregson and a year-11 male student returned to the hotel car park at about 3am and had consensual sex...
  • Milwaukee teachers fight for Viagra drug coverage

    08/06/2010 12:42:02 PM PDT · by Justaham · 13 replies ^ | 8-6-10 | RYAN J. FOLEY
    With the district in a financial crisis and hundreds of its members facing layoffs, the Milwaukee teachers union is taking a peculiar stand: fighting to get its taxpayer-funded Viagra back. The union has asked a judge to order the school board to again include Pfizer Inc.'s erectile dysfunction drug and similar pills in its health insurance plans. The filing is the latest in a two-year legal campaign in which the union has argued, so far unsuccessfully, that the board's policy of excluding erectile dysfunction drugs discriminates against male employees. The union says Viagra, Cialis, Levitra and others are necessary treatment...
  • Who Do You Trust?

    08/06/2010 10:25:14 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 6, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Apparently if your child draws a flag in class, the student better put it in a circle so as not to offend the teacher. “The principal of a Central Coast school thrust in the national media spotlight over a drawing of the American flag said a teacher accused of calling the drawing offensive is ready to bring closure,” KSBW reported from Salinas, California on May 13, 2010. “Earlier this month, a seventh-grader at Gavilan View Middle School said her teacher told her to stop drawing a picture of the American Flag and called it offensive before praising another student’s drawing...
  • 'Eat s--- and die' principal sent to another school

    08/05/2010 1:19:17 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 24 replies · 1+ views
    miamiherald ^ | 8-5 | KATHLEEN McGRORY
    <p>The principal who told a parent to ``eat s--- and die'' in an e-mail has been permanently moved from Coconut Grove Elementary.</p> <p>Eva N. Ravelo, 45, was transferred to Coral Terrace Elementary in West Miami-Dade on Wednesday.</p> <p>She will be replaced by Sharon Lopez, who previously served as principal at Riverside Elementary in Little Havana.</p>
  • Feisty Miami Teacher Tasered, Busted (fought the police)

    08/05/2010 1:13:46 PM PDT · by dennisw · 55 replies
    newsradio610 ^ | Thursday, August 5, 2010
    A South Florida teacher is behind bars for a bizarre traffic arrest. Joann Tomas -a Dr. William Chapman Elementary Spanish teacher -was reportedly driving along South Homestead Boulevard when she was pulled over for swirving lanes. After she was handcuffed, she ripped them off and threw them at an officer and kicked him in the groin before she was tasered twice. Tomas claims she was taking Xanax because she was studying to be an assistant principal. She's been charged with battery on a police officer and resisting arrest with violence. She's being held on 5-thousand-dollars bond for each charge.
  • Calif. man gets 25 years for sex with Thai minors

    08/02/2010 7:07:29 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 83 replies · 6+ views
    hosted ^ | Aug 2
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A former English teacher has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for traveling to Thailand to have sex with minors. The sentence was ordered after prosecutors challenged a previous 10-year sentence, calling it too lenient.
  • K-12 per pupil cost of $25,000 breaking the country’s budget

    08/02/2010 1:36:04 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 50 replies · 13+ views
    Examiner ^ | Aug 2, 2010 | Kimberly Dvorak
    When you put the education costs per pupil in perspective not only are there big differences between states, but the public and private sectors glean unexpected results. The Cato Institute found public schools can be 93 percent more expensive than private schools. They contend the public school districts are anything but transparent and this creative accounting lends itself to muddy decision making by citizens within a state and district. “A sobering 27 cents of every dollar collected at the state and local level is consumed by the government K-12 education system,” the Cato study reveals. When the country begun its...
  • ACLU: Boy Scouts shouldn't be allowed to meet in public schools [Boulder, CO]

    08/02/2010 12:39:22 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 49 replies · 8+ views
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | 08/02/2010 | Brittany Anas
    Boy Scouts shouldn't be able to meet in Boulder's public schools because they openly discriminate against gays, according to the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. Johanna Blumenthal, with the Boulder County ACLU, sent a letter today to officials with the Boulder Valley School District arguing that the Boy Scouts are a discriminatory group because they have openly defended the right to exclude homosexuals from membership. The ACLU raised the same concern in 2001, but is now buffering its argument with a recent Supreme Court ruling. The ACLU is asking the district to change its policies so that...
  • Howard Zinn, Left's Favorite Historian Now Proven Member of US Communist Party

    08/02/2010 11:14:40 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 8 replies · 4+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/02/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Howard Zinn (1922 to 2010) is the left's favorite contemporary historian. As an historian he is a child of the Beardian revolution yet he has for decades been able to straddle that line between legitimate historical observer and anti-American leftist. America's intellectual society, in both the social movement and universities, have looked to him as a paragon of American virtue. He's always been held up as just the right mixture of American leftism coupled with true scholarship. But those of us on the right that have paid attention understand that he is not American in outlook and never was. Until...
  • Ex-Teacher Melinda Dennehy Pleads Guilty to 'Sexting' Nude Photos

    07/28/2010 4:30:05 PM PDT · by dselig · 78 replies · 4+ views
    Blip ^ | 7/27/10 | Chris Monty
    The time has come for Melinda Dennehy to face the music. The ex-teacher from New Hampshire who we initially told you about back in March has pleaded guilty to e-mailing nude photos of herself to a 15-year-old male Londonderry High School student. Dennehy, 41, entered the plea on Monday to a misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure. Police say that she sent 'four sexy shots of herself,' with her 'genitals exposed,' to a 15-year-old male student, along with a detailed explanation of the sexual acts that she wanted to perform on him. She also reportedly kissed the boy on two separate...
  • New study challenges stereotypes of adolescent sex offenders

    07/19/2010 10:50:26 AM PDT · by decimon · 6 replies
    American Psychological Association ^ | July 19, 2010 | Unknown
    Analysis shows need for increased focus on sexuality, not social skills, in study and treatment of young sex offendersWASHINGTON – Adolescent sex offenders are often stereotyped and treated as socially inept, but new research negates this image, finding that they are more likely to be characterized by atypical sexual interests -- such as desire for prepubescent children, coercive sex with peers and adults, and exposing their genitals to strangers. Adolescent sex offenders are also more likely to have a history of sexual abuse themselves, been exposed to sexual violence in their families, and experienced early exposure to sex or pornography....