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  • Education Secretary Duncan’s children to go to Chicago private school he attended

    09/26/2015 10:49:32 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 9, 2015 | Valerie Strauss
    Education Secretary Arne Duncan grew up in Chicago and attended the private, prestigious University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. The pre-K-12 Lab Schools are progressive institutions ... resident Obama’s two daughters attended the school before moving to Washington in 2009, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s children are enrolled there now. And in the fall, Duncan’s children will be attending Lab, too, while his wife works there. .... his children will attend a progressive private school in Chicago, a school that does not follow key school reform policies that his Education Department has set for public schools. It does not, for example,...
  • An extraordinary story of alleged sex abuse of students at elite private school over decades

    05/28/2015 5:52:50 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 29 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 27 | Valerie Strauss
    A new report commissioned by concerned alumni of Horace Mann School, an elite private school in New York City, tells an extraordinary story of the sexual abuse of scores of students over decades by teachers, coaches, department heads, a headmaster, a school chaplain and a dean of guidance. The findings build on revelations made public in recent years about sex abuse at Horace Mann, which was founded by Columbia University on its campus in 1887 but has long been an independent school in the Bronx, now with 1,782 students from nursery school through 12th grade. It costs $41,900 a year...
  • Change Natural Hairstyle or Get Expelled, School Tells 12-Year-Old Girl

    11/27/2013 1:24:25 AM PST · by grundle · 94 replies ^ | November 26, 2013 | Beth Greenfield
    A 12-year-old girl will be expelled from a Florida school unless she gets her hair under control, school officials have told her. Vanessa VanDyke, an honors student and violinist at the Faith Christian Academy in Orlando, tells WKMG that administrators have given her one week to decide whether to cut and shape her hair or leave the school, which she has attended since the third grade. Faith Christian Academy did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Yahoo Shine. And VanDyke’s mother, Sabrina Kent, could not be reached for comment. But WKMG reports that the school’s handbook includes...
  • High School Fires Teacher After Her Partner's Name Appeared In Her Mother's Obituary

    04/24/2013 10:38:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 130 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | April 24, 2013 | Sarah Karlan
    Carla Hale, a teacher in Clintonville, Ohio, was fired just days after an anonymous parent informed the school that her partner's name had appeared in her mother's obituary. Update- April 24, Hale's grievance has been denied.
  • Private school enrolment in rural India is increasing

    01/20/2013 7:26:23 PM PST · by James C. Bennett · 5 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Jan 21, 2013 | The Times of India
    For a country that is undergoing huge economic , social and demographic changes, education needs a more resolute direction. Nationally, private school enrolment in rural India is increasing at about 10% every year. In the next five years, India may have half of the children attending private schools even in rural areas. According to the Annual Status of Education Report, ASER 2012, released recently in the Capital, the enrolment level for the 6-14 age group continue to be high in rural areas. In 2012, 96.5% of all the children in this age group in rural areas were enrolled in schools....
  • FreedomProject Education: The Online Homeschool Revolution

    11/23/2012 11:34:40 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 14 replies
    FreedomProject Education ^ | 23 November 2012 | FreedomProject
    [Video] FreedomProject Education: The Online Homeschool Revolution === FreedomProject Education FreedomProject Education examines the end result it hopes to achieve in its education of today's youth and tomorrow's leaders. - Learn More: History: FreedomProject Education is a K-12 virtual education institution, founded by the American Opinion Foundation. Established in 2005, American Opinion Foundation, Inc. performs charitable, scientific, literary and/or educational services through community outreach activities. In keeping with AOF charter, FreedomProject began as an extensive free online resource for Americanist education in the classical style, based on the principles and core values modeled in the era of America's founding....
  • Rockwall teacher fired for out-of-wedlock pregnancy

    04/11/2012 9:44:41 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 163 replies
    WFAA ^ | 04/10/2012 | JASON WHITELY
    ROCKWALL — Cathy Samford, a volleyball coach and science teacher, was fired from Heritage Christian Academy for getting pregnant and not being married, the school acknowledged. "I looked it up and thought, 'They can't do this,'" said Samford, 29. For almost three years, she coached volleyball at the private school. Samford was named "Coach of the Year" and recently began teaching science. But when she got pregnant last fall, the school fired her because she was not married. "We all have different views and interpretations," Samford said. "It's not necessarily the Christian thing to do to throw somebody aside because...
  • Teacher Takes Class To Occupy Denver Rally

    11/14/2011 12:33:38 PM PST · by RandallFlagg · 11 replies ^ | 10:55 am MST November 14, 2011 | Deb Stanley
    DENVER -- A teacher who took her students to see Occupy Denver said she brought her class to see what was happening. "We came to observe," said teacher Celia Bard when questioned by a blogger in a video posted on YouTube.
  • Private school workers decry ‘elder massacre’

    04/28/2011 7:05:18 AM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 6 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 04.27.11 | TONYA ALANEZ
    An upper-crust private school with campuses in Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton is facing eight age-discrimination complaints filed by longtime teachers, assistants and a maintenance worker. “It’s an elder massacre,” said labor attorney William Amlong, who filed the complaints against Pine Crest School on behalf of the three men and five women, ranging from 54 to 72 years old. “Most of them are long-term employees, none of them have any performance problems that have been brought to their attention and they were all summarily told, ‘You’re out of here.’ ” According to the complaints filed during the past two months with...
  • Elite For-Profit Schools Chase a Growing Market

    09/21/2010 10:16:23 AM PDT · by The Pack Knight · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 21 September 2010 | Jenny Anderson
    The British International School of New York offers spacious waterfront classrooms, small computers encased in rubber for small people who tend to drop them, and a pool for the once-a-week swimming classes required for all students. But there is nothing within its halls or on its Web site that indicates what differentiates British International from the teeming masses of expensive private schools in New York: It is run for profit. It is one of a small number of large for-profit schools that have opened recently or plan to open in New York City next year. While they are a speck...
  • If you would consider voting for this school to get computers.....

    08/18/2010 6:43:50 AM PDT · by Shimmer1 · 10 replies
    Charter ^ | 08/18/10 | staff
    Joel recently passed away while saving his son from drowning. Dear Friends, Joel Fegarido's wife, Eva, submitted an essay to Charter Communication for a chance to win 50 laptops for the small Christian school where Joel was School Board Chairman. It will be based on the number of votes. Out of approx 8000 submissions hers was in the top 50 submissions. She would really love to be able to make a donation of laptops to the school in Joel’s name. This would not cost anything, except the little time it takes to vote. So if you can, take a minute...
  • Public Schools and Libraries: The Failure of Socialism

    07/13/2010 12:52:43 AM PDT · by citizenredstater9271 · 25 replies
    While I don't agree with the rhetoric used in this video I agree with every argument made. Education should not be run by the gov. via our tax dollars. Private schools do it better and instill Christian and American values in children unlike the liberal left gov. schools. Not sure if I agree w/ getting rid of libraries but my taxes are killing me. Discussion anyone?
  • Ex-teacher learns the hard way (Attacks conservative student on blog, gets fired)

    06/09/2010 8:18:01 AM PDT · by denydenydeny · 64 replies · 54+ views ^ | Wed, Jun. 9, 2010 | Dan Hardy
    Elizabeth Collins has blogged for more than two years about her personal life and experiences as a teacher. One Saturday in February, she posted her thoughts about a student's presentation in her English class at the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, an all-girls private school in Villanova. She criticized its tone and political outlook. The student's parents took quick exception to that post, telling the school that even though the blog did not identify their daughter by name, it was aimed at her and was an "attack on a child." The exchange triggered a chain of events that ended...
  • Trio of Darwin Films Released (one by Creationists, one by IDers, and one by the Temple of Darwin)

    09/17/2009 11:54:29 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 23 replies · 1,188+ views
    CEH ^ | September 16, 2009
    Sept 16, 2009 — This month finds us two thirds of the way between Darwin’s 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of his Origin of Species. Taking advantage of the extra attention Darwin is getting this year (as if he needed more), three films on his life and ideas are being released from three different companies...
  • Supreme Court victory for parents of disabled students

    06/22/2009 4:21:53 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 75 replies · 1,935+ views
    LA Times/ Chicago Tribune ^ | 6-22-09 | David Savage
    The Supreme Court took the side of parents of children with disabilities today, ruling that they can claim reimbursement for the cost of private schooling if the public system failed to offer an appropriate program for their child. The 6-3 decision settles a heated and costly dispute that has arisen across the country. It also deals a potentially expensive setback to public school systems that are strapped for money. At issue was who must pay the cost if parents of a child with a disability withdraw him from public school and send him to a private school. In a case...
  • Sotomayor avoided public schools (had the benefit of attending private, not public schools)

    05/27/2009 8:07:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies · 1,051+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 5/27/2009 | Mac Fuller
    In "freeing herself" from the poverty of her childhood, Sonia Sotomayor had the benefit of attending private, not public schools. The next time an official in Obama Administration advances efforts to disenfranchise school vouchers or hails the virtues of public education even as he sends his children to a posh private one; the next time a federal court takes up a similar education-related issue; perhaps they should call to mind the personal story of U.S. Supreme Court nominee, current Court of Appeals Court Judge, Sonia Sotomayor, who, it is asserted, bootstrapped her way to her currently and swiftly opening door...
  • CALIFORNIA: Court says private school can expel lesbians

    01/28/2009 8:07:21 AM PST · by SmithL · 34 replies · 1,357+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/28/9 | Bob Egelko
    A private religious high school can expel students it believes are lesbians because the school isn't covered by California civil rights laws, a state appeals court has ruled. Relying on a 1998 state Supreme Court ruling that allowed the Boy Scouts to exclude gays and atheists, the Fourth District Court of Appeal in San Bernardino said California Lutheran High School is a social organization entitled to follow its own principles, not a business subject to state anti-discrimination laws. "The whole purpose of sending one's child to a religious school is to ensure that he or she learns even secular subjects...
  • Gandalf actor Sir Ian McKellan tours schools to tell children being gay is okay

    09/23/2008 7:46:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 71 replies · 1,066+ views ^ | September 24, 2008 | Richard Simpson
    Actor Sir Ian McKellen has revealed he is to tour Britain's schools preaching about gay tolerance. The openly gay star, who is best known to youngsters as Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings blockbusters, wants to encourage other homosexual men to go back to their former schools and lecture pupils on homophobia. Revealing his campaign in gay magazine Attitude, Sir Ian said: 'I’ve been busy at quite a few schools recently. I went to a wonderful co-ed faith school in Harpenden. 'They were Christians and absolutely determined that their pupils did not discriminate. They invited me to come and...
  • (Catholic) School Sued for English-Only Policy

    08/15/2008 8:05:52 PM PDT · by kellynla · 36 replies · 241+ views ^ | Aug 14, 2008 | staff
    WICHITA, KN -- A lawsuit boiling in Wichita, Kansas over an English-only policy could have major ramifications for a Catholic school. Saint Anne's Catholic school, its principal, the church and the diocese are being sued for implementing an English only policy at school. When some students refused to sign a pledge to honor the policy they were expelled and their parents filed suit. Three families are suing alleging that the policy discriminates against those who speak other languages and lawyers for the families say it's racial discrimination and therefore violates their civil rights. The school says the policy was a...
  • Jindal 'bats a thousand' at session

    03/15/2008 9:48:41 AM PDT · by smith5460 · 33 replies · 1,108+ views
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | March 15, 2008 | Ed Anderson
    BATON ROUGE -- The state Legislature on Friday wrapped up its second special session during the 2-month-old administration of Gov. Bobby Jindal by completing a full sweep of the governor's proposed package of business tax cuts and $1.1 billion in surplus spending priorities. Jindal and his legislative allies won all the initiatives they set out to accomplish during the six-day session, including a controversial bill to grant a partial tax deduction for private school tuition. Flanked by many members of his supporting team of lawmakers at an evening news conference, the governor framed the results as a positive statement on...
  • Old Milwaukee Light

    02/04/2008 8:26:29 AM PST · by bs9021 · 3 replies · 87+ views
    Campus Report ^ | February 4, 2008 | Jeremy Hempel
    Old Milwaukee Light by: Jeremy Hempel, February 04, 2008 A new report has come out comparing Milwaukee public highschool students and students enrolled in the Milwaukee Parent’s Choice Program. The Milwaukee Parent’s Choice Program or MPCP is a system of private schools available to low-income families (<$35,000) living in Milwaukee. About one in four high school students who live in the region are in the MPCP program boasting over 18,000 students. There are a total of 122 private schools that parents can choose from for their children to attend. Jay Greene, PhD, has conducted a study on the class of...
  • Baptist Backlash

    10/30/2007 10:23:59 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 20 replies · 32+ views
    Campus Report ^ | October 30, 2007 | Malcolm Kline
    Baptist Backlash by: Malcolm A. Kline, October 30, 2007 Like cashiered anchorman Howard Beale in the cinematic classic Network, an increasing number of Southern Baptists are mad as Hades about the content of public education and not going to take it anymore. “There are 43,000 Southern Baptist churches across this country,” Ed Gamble, the executive director of the Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools, says. “There are 42,300 that don’t have a school.” “What if they did?”
  • Spitzer to budget private school tax break

    10/16/2007 4:45:29 AM PDT · by CT-Freeper · 7 replies · 161+ views
    Albany Times-Union ^ | Monday, October 15, 2007 | JAMES M. ODATO
    COLONIE -- Gov. Eliot Spitzer revealed today his next budget will feature a return to his pitch to give $1,000-per-student income tax deductions for parents who send their children to religious and private schools. The governor's commitment came in a speech to the New York State Coalition of Independent & Religious Schools. His plan drew applause from the 200 representatives at a conference here. Spitzer said the budget he unveils in January will be "difficult" to plan because of a looming $4 billion deficit. But he promised to propose the $1,000 income tax deduction, and said the state will come...
  • Need Help Combating Public vs. Private Schools (Vanity)

    06/21/2007 8:23:43 AM PDT · by scottdeus12 · 19 replies · 233+ views
    6/21/07 | scottdeus
    I've been discussing the ineptitude of our Public School system versus the Private School sector with a colleague of mine, and he seems to think that only Government (Public) schools do it better. All I get is, "what about the low-wage earners; what about the special-needs kids; why should only the affluent get to go to Private Schools (the typical Liberal response). Does anyone know where I can get info regarding the (1) cost of Private vs. Public, and; (2) the academic comparison between the two (i.e., dropouts rates, grades, etc.). Thanks for your input, Scott
  • School accused of denying food : Lunch trimmed as penalty, report says

    05/26/2007 5:01:47 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 24 replies · 715+ views ^ | 05/25/07 | ALAN J. BORSUK
    Leaders of La Brew Troopers Military University School, a military-style private school at 4055 N. 34th St., have been ordered by the state Department of Public Instruction to stop serving some students smaller lunches as a punishment for misconduct. In a letter dated May 21, Helen Pesche, child nutrition program consultant for DPI, said the state will withhold any further payments for lunch and breakfast programs for low-income students until that practice and others related to the food program at the school are halted or corrected. The letter, addressed to Shan Owens, who leads the school, says that inspections at...
  • Teacher Forces Student to Urinate in Class

    04/27/2007 2:24:45 PM PDT · by Sopater · 80 replies · 2,875+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 27
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  • Opening a new school where character counts...

    08/18/2006 2:19:52 PM PDT · by Zeein · 16 replies · 486+ views
    Those who have experiences...Any idea how to start a new private school where character and integrity counts and be taught?
  • Arizona Voucher Victory

    06/30/2006 9:14:50 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 1 replies · 217+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 29, 2006 | Katherine Duncan
    The Arizona State Legislature adjourned Wednesday, June 21 on matters surrounding the state budget, after numerous negotiating sessions between Democratic Governor Janet Napolitano and leaders of the nominally Republican Legislature. Among the agreements made during the 164-day session was a $5-million budget for new school voucher programs that enable disabled and foster-care children to attend private schools with tax money. Napolitano conceded to the Republicans’ voucher agenda in order to win their accord on some of her other educational priorities, including the all-day kindergarten bill. In this bill Napolitano insisted that all-day kindergarten be extended throughout the state, which would...
  • Girls suspected of being lesbians can sue school

    06/28/2006 3:49:48 PM PDT · by SmithL · 16 replies · 895+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/28/6 | Bob Egelko
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court today allowed two Riverside County girls to sue a Christian high school that expelled them because the principal believed they were lesbians. The court unanimously denied review of an appeal by the California Lutheran High School Association, which argued that a religious school has the right to exclude gays and lesbians, regardless of California's anti-discrimination law. Today's action did not resolve that issue but allowed the suit to proceed toward a possible trial. The girls, both juniors at the school in the town of Wildomar, were expelled in September. According to their lawsuit,...
  • Toyota Adds Forpro Education to Its Portfolio

    06/20/2006 6:48:46 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 1 replies · 336+ views
    TheBizofKnowledge ^ | June 15, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    Former Toyota President Shoichiro Toyoda has founded Kaiyo Academy, a $175-million school that he modeled after Britain's Eton Academy -- a school that boasts 19 British Prime Ministers among her alumni and the second-in-line to the throne, Prince William. In Japan there is dissatisfaction with the 'dumbing-down' of its curriculum. Four years ago, the government cut 30% of the workload off the elementary and junior high school curriculum. Toyota's Kaiyo academy is attractive for many reasons. 1. It is backed by Toyota. 2. It is focusing on developing kids who can do more than just pass exams. 3. It is...
  • Chicago to target absent teachers

    02/04/2006 8:54:24 PM PST · by george76 · 108 replies · 1,913+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 4, 2006 | Tracy Dell'Angela and Darnell Little
    $10 million spent annually by district for classroom subs... Driven by parental concerns about teacher absenteeism, the Chicago Public Schools for the first time will start scrutinizing schools with high numbers of teachers taking sick days. On any given school day in Chicago, an average of 1,500 teachers, about 6 percent of the teaching staff, call in sick or take a personal day, according to a Tribune analysis of teacher payroll records. The absentee rate is highest on Fridays, when an average of 1,800 teachers don't show... For each of the last six school years, Chicago teachers missed an average...
  • Teachers Union To Demonstrate Against ABC Commentator

    02/12/2006 12:34:57 AM PST · by paudio · 38 replies · 2,853+ views ^ | 2/10/06
    The New York City teachers union has decided not to stage a demonstration at ABC's offices on Feb. 14 to protest John Stossel's recent 20/20 feature criticizing the public education system, Stossel said in an email to viewers of the show on Thursday. "They are apparently planning something else," he wrote. "Stay tuned." Earlier in the week, Stossel said that he had been scheduled to receive an award from the union's Social Studies Conference "for the oustanding work which you have done for social causes." However, he said, after the broadcast the union wrote a letter withdrawing the invitation and...
  • Learning to read in South Carolina

    02/01/2006 5:52:39 AM PST · by cinives · 45 replies · 1,101+ views ^ | 2/1/2006 | John Stossel
    With public schools spending more than $100,000 per student on K-12 education, you'd think they could teach students how to read and write. South Carolina is one of many states to have trouble with this. It spends $9,000 per student per year, and its state school superintendent told me South Carolina has been "ranked as having some of the highest standards of learning in the entire country." So let's ask the infamous question, "Is our children learning?" Dorian Cain told me he wants to learn to read. He's 18 years old and in 12th grade, but when I asked him...
  • Teacher dismissed over refusal to display flag

    10/16/2005 7:38:00 AM PDT · by Puppage · 47 replies · 1,500+ views
    WTNH Television ^ | 10/16/2005 | Puppage
    (Bridgeport-AP, Oct. 15, 2005 11:20 AM) _ A teacher at Kolbe-Cathedral High School in Bridgeport has been fired for refusing to display an American flag in his classroom. Stephen Kobasa says he's never seen a new diocese policy on the flag in writing. He says displaying the flag violates a deeply held religious conviction that flags are about separation, assertions of superiority and aggression. Kobasa says he offered a compromise in which he agreed to display the flag at the start of the school day so students could say the Pledge of Allegiance if they wanted. Then he would remove...
  • Catholic Church begins biggest campaign for school tax credits

    10/14/2005 10:13:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 489+ views
    AP Wire (direct feed) | October 13, 2005 | MICHAEL GORMLEY
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ Catholic churches statewide are planning to blitz Albany like never before with up to 1.5 million postcards calling for a tax credit to offset religious- and private-school tuition. The effort would also provide tax credits for families with children in public schools and for all public- and private-school teachers to offset classroom expenses. Supporters emphasize this isn't a voucher program, in which some states have allowed families to apply government per-pupil funding toward nonpublic school tuition. The proposals would provide a tax credit of up to $3,000 a year for a family with two or more...
  • Case Set Against School That Fired Unwed, Pregnant Teacher

    09/30/2005 12:59:20 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 25 replies · 1,302+ views ^ | 9/29/05
    A case is set to begin in Birmingham federal court next month for a woman who is suing a Christian school that fired her after administrators learned she was unmarried and pregnant. Tesana Lewis filed suit against Covenant Classical School of Trace Crossings, saying she was unfairly fired. The school contends her unwed pregnancy went against the values and religious principles taught there. Lewis' suit says she was hired at the school on December 6, 2003, where she was to help teach 12- to 20-month- olds. She was fired four days later. Lawyers for the private religious school in Hoover...
  • Mayor unlocks the gate at prep schools for city students (PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD "CONCERNED")

    09/17/2005 4:08:02 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 38 replies · 963+ views
    WTNH-TV, New Haven ^ | September 17, 2005 | AP
    (Farmington-AP, Sept. 17, 2005 6:20 PM) _ A special program in Hartford is allowing public school students to attend elite private schools. The idea is to give the students the tools they need to go to college. Officials say only 82 of 790 Hartford students who graduated from high school two years ago went on to college full-time. Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez says it's unacceptable that 70 or 80 percent of students aren't going to college. This is the first year of the multimillion-dollar program to send public students to private schools where officials hope they'll have access to networks...
  • Agonizing over S.F. school options 3 families' paths diverge -- public, private, parochial

    08/29/2005 1:44:00 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies · 1,129+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 29, 2005 | Heather Knight
    Sarah Mahnke-Baum, Arthur Register and Julian Brastow became friends at their neighborhood preschool in San Francisco's Cole Valley. But as they march off to elementary school this week, they'll find themselves heading in very different directions. Sarah, the daughter of a public school teacher, will attend kindergarten at a prestigious all-girls private school tucked between Sea Cliff and the Presidio with an annual tuition of $19,000. Arthur, whose family isn't Catholic, will attend second grade at a Catholic school in the Richmond District for $4,500 a year. And Julian will be a first-grader at the free public school just around...
  • Best, Brightest Pushed into Private Schools(and IMO, home schooling)

    05/14/2005 5:58:52 AM PDT · by kellynla · 42 replies · 1,151+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 13, 2005 | Peter A. Brown
    PC types unhappy with Harvard President Larry Summers' candor about women in science may not like any better his thoughtful analysis of a swept-under-the-rug problem with the nation's public schools. That is unfortunate, because Summers is on to something in his concern that public educators, in rightly focusing on helping lower-achieving kids, are dumbing down the curriculum for top courses. In the process, they may be pushing many of the best and the brightest into private schools. Summers did not suggest that such was happening on a widespread scale. Yet the exodus from public schools by many high-achievers whose parents...
  • Area coalition seeks to cap number of charter schools

    04/13/2005 12:39:33 PM PDT · by Eagle of Liberty · 2 replies · 277+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | April 13, 2005 | Kerretarded
    Area coalition seeks to cap number of charter schools Residents asked to use postcards to lobby lawmakers By Margo Rutledge Kissell Dayton Daily News DAYTON | About 35,000 Miami Valley residents will receive postcards this week trying to persuade them to urge lawmakers to keep the cap on the number of privately operated charter schools in Ohio. The Coalition for Public Education's direct-mail campaign will target people living in the legislative districts of state Rep. Dixie Allen, D-Dayton, and state Sen. Steve Austria, R-Beavercreek. The postcards and 60-second radio ads also seek to have residents demand more accountability of charter...
  • Results of Hispanic poll stir voucher debate

    04/01/2005 3:40:34 PM PST · by Racehorse · 1 replies · 223+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 1 April 2005 | Jenny LaCoste-Caputo
    More than 70 percent of Bexar County Hispanic voters surveyed in a recent poll favor a pilot school choice program that would allow students to transfer to private schools using taxpayer-funded vouchers. Voucher supporters say the poll results are a battle cry from frustrated parents to legislators that they want more options when it comes to their children's education. Voucher opponents say the survey, conducted by a pro-voucher group partially funded by the U.S. Education Department, contained vague and misleading questions and doesn't reflect the true opinions of Bexar County parents. The poll targeted about 1,000 Hispanics in Bexar, Dallas,...
  • Gay student forced to leave school

    12/21/2004 6:14:47 AM PST · by Ellesu · 156 replies · 3,902+ views Morning News ^ | 12/21/04 | Kent Fischer
    Academy forced him to leave after learning of Web site he created Three weeks ago an 18-year-old honor student at Trinity Christian Academy was cruising toward graduation. He had already been accepted to a prestigious university, and the final months of high school seemed a mere formality. He was a varsity athlete and a winner of service and citizenship awards at the fundamentalist private school in Addison. He was active in the school theater, was a yearbook editor and helped younger students with Bible study. Trinity Christian was his second family, the student said, and by every indication he was...
  • School Bars Teen Over Racial Hair Row -

    06/21/2004 11:13:17 AM PDT · by UnklGene · 117 replies · 2,363+ views
    The Mirror - UK ^ | June 21, 2004 | Tom Parry
    SCHOOL BARS TEEN OVER RACIAL HAIR ROW - Jun 21 2004 By Tom Parry A TEENAGER was sent home from school for wearing her hair in braids, even though other pupils are allowed the style for cultural reasons. Jade Fitzjohn, 14, had the trendy plaits done while on holiday in Spain. But back at school, she was told to take them out or be barred. Jade refused so staff excluded her from lessons, saying she could not return until she was braid-free. When she pointed out that two black girls had an identical style, she was told they were allowed...
  • 6th Grader Discovers His Gay Teacher's Webpage -- And Is Disciplined

    05/12/2004 12:48:25 AM PDT · by L.N. Smithee · 47 replies · 339+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | May 12, 2004 | Richard Weir and Dave Goldiner
    A popular teacher at a Brooklyn parochial school is in hot water after a sixth-grader stumbled onto his gay personal home page - then got punished in front of classmates. Denton Black was pulled out of his classroom at the St. Mark's Day School in Crown Heights last week after 11-year-old David Brown E-mailed the teacher about a homework assignment and was exposed to the racy Web page. ...The day after David's mother complained to school administrators last week, the boy was forced to stand in front of his class for more than an hour, Greenwood said.
  • New Forms of School Choice: The Real McKays

    12/23/2003 9:27:08 PM PST · by bdeaner · 219+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | 12/17/03 | Robert Holland
    New Forms of School Choice: The Real McKaysSchool Choice Forces Emboldened by Recent String of Judicial and Legislative Victories By Robert Holland Printer Friendly   Email a Friend The fastest-growing voucher program in the land is the McKay Scholarship, which three years ago emerged in the choice-friendly climate of Florida. As of July 2003, more than 9,200 Florida special-education students were using McKays to attend private schools equipped to accommodate them. (Special education is education lingo for  individualized instruction developed  to meet the needs of each student judged to have a disability.) McKays predate the June 2002 Zelman decision. But the...
  • What if this levy fails?

    11/05/2003 7:18:24 AM PST · by Terriergal · 26 replies · 229+ views
    What if this levy fails?If this operating levy is not approved by the voters on November 4th, the district will make reductions each year until a levy is passed.The reductions for the 2004-2005 school year are as follows: Cut one full-time High School English teacher. Cut one full-time High School Social Studies teacher.Cut one full-time teacher at West Elementary.Cut full-time Middle School Spanish teacher.Cut one full-time classroom teacher at Park Elementary.Cut half-time Tiger Pause teacher at Park Elementary.Cut two half-time reading teachers.Cut one administrator.Cut one custodian.Cut special education instructional supplies, field trips, summer curriculum writing, and professional development.Cut media generalist...
  • Sentence handed down to school worker who had sex with student - woman gets 30 day sentence

    04/25/2003 9:24:59 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 12 replies · 336+ views
    Sentence handed down to school worker who had sex with student By The Associated Press (4/25/03 - HOUSTON) — A 27-year-old female supervisor at a suburban church school was sentenced Friday to 30 days in jail and fined $500 for having sex with a teen student. Lisa Zuniga, who became pregnant as a result and gave birth to a girl in February, had pleaded guilty to an aggravated sexual assault of a child charge in January. Zuniga worked at the Victory Academy, which is a church and a private school in the Houston suburb of Pasadena. The student, who...
  • How Members of Congress Practice School Choice

    09/04/2003 9:29:21 AM PDT · by Pan_Yans Wife · 1 replies · 157+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | September 3, 2003 | Krista Kafer and Jonathan Butcher
    Members of Congress will soon have the opportunity to approve legislation that will grant low-income families in the District of Columbia the chance to choose where their children attend school. If every Member of Congress who uses private schools votes to give disadvantaged D.C. families the same access, the legislation will pass. In the past three years, every piece of parental choice legislation would have passed if those who exercised choice in their own families had voted with supporters of school choice. Earlier this year, The Heritage Foundation conducted a survey of Members of Congress on school choice. Of those...
  • Classic rebuke of failure - Bless Me. I am Translated!

    09/02/2003 5:12:35 PM PDT · by steplock · 2 replies · 209+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Stephanie K. Taylor
    <p>When children at Marva Collins School misbehave, punishment does not consist of writing sentences on the chalkboard. Instead they find themselves receiving Shakespeare: "Today I will not be what I was" from "Henry IV."</p> <p>When students at the school in Milwaukee receive a test score, they are expected to cite "A Midsummer's Night Dream," exclaiming, "Bless me. I am translated."</p>
  • Gay couple protests after Catholic school denies daughter's entry

    08/30/2003 7:04:03 AM PDT · by I_Love_My_Husband · 214 replies · 2,883+ views
    The Olympian ^ | 8/30/03 | AP
    <p>EUGENE, Ore. -- A lesbian couple alleges that O'Hara Catholic School refused admission to their 4-year-old daughter because of their sexual orientation.</p> <p>The couple has complained to the Eugene Human Rights Commission and the Oregon Child Care Division.</p> <p>One of the women, Lee Inkmann, said O'Hara Principal Dianne Bert told her in mid-August that having a family with two mothers at the school would confuse other children, and that gay unions are in conflict with Vatican teachings.</p>