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  • Fairfax County PTA uses schools to campaign for Democrats

    10/22/2003 4:10:43 AM PDT · by Degaston · 14 replies · 211+ views
    Please goto online and view the school board candidate ratings. Rita S. Thompson, Stephen M. Hunt and E.J. Hurley are Republicans and got rated BOTTOM OF THE CLASS. Ilryong Moon, Janet S. Oleszek and Lynn G. Terhar are Democrats and got rated TOP OF THE CLASS. The Democrats on the school board were the ones who hired the Superintendent Dr. Domenech. Our local school PTA newsletter contained a full-page free advertisement of this website telling parents to check it out to find out who is pro-school and deserves the vote. What I need urgently is FREEpers to go visit...
  • Well, as I was saying ... (silent school lunch update)

    08/22/2003 5:51:45 AM PDT · by idkfa · 2 replies · 232+ views
    Des Moines Register ^ | 08/22/2003 | Brianna Blake
    <p>"It's done," Southeast Polk District Superintendent Thomas Downs said Thursday morning.</p> <p>After receiving complaints from parents in his district, around Iowa and across the country, Downs canceled a new policy that prohibited students at Willowbrook Elementary School in Altoona from talking during lunch.</p>
  • SHHHHHHHHH! Parents criticize school's quiet lunch plan

    08/21/2003 4:48:28 AM PDT · by idkfa · 109 replies · 1,214+ views
    Des Moines Register ^ | 08/21/2003 | By Brianna Blake
    <p>Lunch period at Willowbrook Elementary School in Altoona was quiet enough Wednesday to hear the crunching of potato chips and the slurping of juice through tiny straws. In the background, classical music played.</p> <p>The Southeast Polk school district is trying something new this year: silent lunch.</p>
  • Police charge PTA president (giving pot and wine to underaged girls)

    05/17/2003 4:31:00 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 26 replies · 247+ views
    BERGEN NY-- Police have accused a PTA president of giving marijuana and wine to his 14-year-old daughter and her underage friends. James Howard, 42, was charged Thursday with three counts of endangering the welfare of a child and four counts of unlawfully dealing with a child. The longtime president of the Byron-Bergen Central School PTA gave his daughter and two others a small amount of marijuana as he drove them around April 11, said Sheriff’s Investigator William Ferrando. A fourth girl in the car refused to smoke it, he said. After they returned to his home, Howard gave all four...
  • Parents press board to cancel sex survey (Virginia)

    01/21/2003 10:20:46 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 88 replies · 505+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, January 22, 2003 | By Jon Ward
    <p>Fairfax County parents, upset about a school district plan to administer a sex survey to high school sophomores and seniors, are asking the county's Board of Supervisors, which is paying for the study, to quash the questionnaire.</p> <p>"The schools are getting out of control," said Karen Budd, an Oakton mother of two. Her younger child attends a public middle school and her elder child attends a private Catholic high school. "They are assuming parents' responsibilities, and parents are letting them," she said.</p>
  • PTA ex-President Guilty in Teens' Wayward Party

    11/08/2002 9:21:57 AM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies · 193+ views
    The Olympian ^ | 11/08/02 | Alam D. Sharpe
    <p>A former PTA president was convicted Wednesday of providing alcohol, hiring a stripper and allowing drugs at a birthday party in April for her 16-year-old son and his friends. All the boys are Capital High School students.</p> <p>Joan Boysen, 47, of Olympia admitted in court that she had organized the party at her family's summer cabin in Hoodsport.</p>
  • Tax the Rich [California budget crisis]

    06/19/2002 2:52:51 AM PDT · by snopercod · 73 replies · 799+ views
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune ^ | June 18, 2002 | Chris Rizo
    Groups call for tax hike on top earners To help preserve human service programs in next year's state budget, a broad coalition called upon lawmakers Monday to embrace legislation that would increase state income taxes collected from the most wealthy Californians. In a Capitol press conference with more than 100 in attendance including union representatives and advocates for the poor participants stood behind a controversial proposal by Senate President Pro Tem John Burton of San Francisco that would temporarily increase personal income taxes on the top 2 percent of California wage earners. Aimed at partially bridging the state's $23.6...