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  • ACLU sues 12 New Jersey school districts over policies seen as barrier to enrollment of immigrants

    07/27/2018 4:50:19 AM PDT · by blueplum · 14 replies
    NBC via MSN ^ | 27 Jul 2018 | Phil Helsel
    The American Civil Liberties Union in New Jersey filed lawsuits on Thursday against 12 school districts or schools, alleging that they ask for IDs that require Social Security numbers or valid immigration status to enroll children, in violation of state law. {snip} ...Jewett, of the Watchung Hills Regional School District, also said the district was reviewing all of its enrollment forms, and emphasized that "we have never denied admission to a student based upon immigration/visa status or based upon the failure of a family to produce a particular form of documentation as proof of residency." The ACLU says that state...
  • Public Schools: The Three Big Problems We Must Fix

    07/16/2018 4:36:34 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 19 replies
    Republic Standard ^ | May 3, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    One thing our public schools do well is undermine real education. K-12 education is a big swirl of unnecessary problems and impasses. Millions of children are damaged by what seem to be ideological decisions. Our self-appointed experts, which I call the Education Establishment, appear unable to improve the schools. Worse, they don't seem to want to. Let’s identify the three main problems as the first step toward fixing them: First, our schools seem to become dumber by the year and probably by the month. Government statistics say that the majority of our students, in both fourth grade and eighth grade,...
  • Supreme Court's Janus ruling finally gives a voice to 5M workers

    07/01/2018 4:44:47 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 6 replies
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Jeffrey Schwab | June 27, 2018 09:45 PM
    Supreme Court's Janus ruling finally gives a voice to 5M workers The government can no longer force its employees to pay a union as a condition of their employment. That’s what the Supreme Court decided on Wednesday in the case Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. This decision is life-changing for about 5 million government workers in 22 states, who have been forced to give part of every paycheck to a government union just to do their jobs. Workers who chose not to join a union in those states were still required to pay agency fees,...
  • America needs unions now more than ever as Supreme Court sides with corporate billionaires

    07/01/2018 4:40:00 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 55 replies
    National Education Association ^ | June 27, 2018 | National Education Association
    On heels of high-profile walkouts, new organizing and spiking approval for unions, union leaders see decision as rallying point to unrig economy and put workers first WASHINGTON - June 27, 2018 - The following statement was issued by leaders and members of NEA, AFSCME, SEIU and AFT following the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to rule against working people and in favor of billionaire CEOs and corporate interests in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, holding that requiring fair-share fees in the public sector violates the First Amendment of the Constitution. As millions of American workers recommit to their...
  • How Socialist School Teachers Brainwashed the Snowflake Generation

    05/21/2018 12:14:13 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/21/18 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Public education is now confusing children as to which bathrooms they should use, and what sex they are “The universe is made of protons, neutrons, electrons, and morons.” - Anonymous While the left is busy demonizing President Trump for his remarks about the MS-13 gangs who enter our country illegally through the porous southern border, Congressional members, working against the safety interests of the American people and cheered by the leftist media and half of the voting population, are doing their best to stall, defund, and vilify any effort by our president to build a border wall and to deport...
  • Many Died, Superintendent Lied-Nikolas Cruz was in program that enabled classroom-to-casket pipeline

    05/08/2018 4:56:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 8, 2018 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Sheriff admits Nikolas Cruz was in program that enabled classroom-to-casket pipeline. Florida’s Broward County School District revealed Sunday that Nikolas Cruz, who on February 14 gunned down 17 students and wounded 17 others, was part of the PROMISE program, “Preventing Recidivism through Opportunities, Mentoring, Intervention, Support, and Education.” The “Obama-era program” replaced a zero-tolerance policy with leniency toward student crime.  As district official Tracy Clark told reporters Sunday, Nikolas Cruz was referred to PROMISE in 2013 after he vandalized a bathroom at Westglades Middle School. The district had previously denied that Cruz was part of the program and called such reports...
  • British schools are removing analogue clocks from exam halls as teenagers 'cannot tell the time'

    04/26/2018 7:36:23 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 113 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | April 24, 2018 | Camilla Turner
    Schools are removing analogue clocks from examination halls because teenagers are unable to tell the time, a head teachers’ union has said. Teachers are now installing digital devices after pupils sitting their GCSE and A-level exams complained that they were struggling to read the correct time on an analogue clock. Malcolm Trobe, deputy general secretary at the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), said youngsters have become accustomed to using digital devices. “The current generation aren’t as good at reading the traditional clock face as older generations,” he told The Telegraph.
  • Illinois Senate plan would include LGBT history in schools

    04/11/2018 9:02:01 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | April 10, 2018
    Illinois senators advanced a plan requiring public schools to teach a unit on the role and societal contributions of gays, lesbians and other LGBT individuals. [Snip] The proposal requires all elementary and high schools to teach a unit studying "the role and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this State." "People need to see their history to understand that they are a part of our society," said Sen. Heather Steans, the measure's sponsor. The measure would also have schools use more inclusive and "non-discriminatory" textbooks going forward. Johnson said the measure...
  • Married Oklahoma teacher, 36, 'repeatedly had sex with her 15-yr-old student during teacher walkout'

    04/09/2018 5:00:15 PM PDT · by ethom · 76 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19:07 EDT, 9 April 2018 | By SNEJANA FARBEROV FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    A married middle school teacher from Oklahoma has been charged with rape after she allegedly admitted to repeatedly having sex with her 15-year-old student. On Saturday, 36-year-old Keri Hoffman and her husband drove to the Clinton Police Department where the Clinton Middle School teacher confessed to carrying on an inappropriate relationship with one of her students, according to a statement from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Under questioning, Hoffman told agents she used Facebook Messenger to communicate with the victim and to arrange their encounters. She reportedly admitted to having sex with the 15-year-old ‘numerous’ times since March 30,...
  • Clark County [NV] teachers win arbitration over 2017-18 contract

    04/03/2018 7:20:57 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 4 replies
    https://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 04/03/2018 | By Amelia Pak-Harvey
    Clark County School District educators have won an arbitration over their 2017-2018 contract that will provide increases in pay and health care contributions. The district says the estimated $52 million deal could cause another major budget shortfall. Teachers will move a step in the salary schedule effective June 1, 2018. The district’s contributions to health care through the Teachers Health Trust also will increase from roughly $538 to $583 a month. That increase will be retroactive to July 1, 2017.
  • My Daughter Brought This Home From School. Seems Like Unusual To Ask A 1st Grader

    03/20/2018 4:51:19 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 78 replies
    Twitter ^ | 03/19/18 | Finn McCool
    So my daughter brought this home from school. Seems like unusual questions to ask a 1st grader, especially the third question. Would they have asked the same questions while Obama was President?  My daughter knows who Trump is but we don’t talk politics with her because she’s 6. She’s being taught about honesty, respect, kindness, responsibility and hard work. Politics have no place at her age. Of course if she has questions I answer in terms & words she understands.  To ask these questions seems like indoctrination or propaganda research to me. How would a 6 year old form an...
  • Florida Teacher Suspended For 10 Days For Using Racial Slur, Other Offenses

    03/08/2018 4:19:25 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 18 replies
    https://talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 03/08/2018 | By Matt Shuham
    A Florida middle school teacher was suspended for 10 days for “using the ‘n’ word” and other offenses, according to an investigation by Duval County Public Schools obtained by WJAX.
  • There Is Only One Sure Way to Stop School Shootings (Israel had the solution years ago)

    02/20/2018 9:12:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/20/2018 | Patricia McCarthy
    Not only is it hard to imagine the anger and grief the families of those killed by Nikolas Cruz are in at their Florida high school; it is impossible. We can sympathize and empathize, ache for their loss and be grateful that our own children were not there, and then feel guilty for being relieved that our children are safe. An event like this one focuses all parents and grandparents like laser beams on their own young people. That such a thing has happened yet again in our country is unacceptable, and yet it happened...again. Despite years of flashing neon...
  • K-12: Killing Democracy

    01/26/2018 12:06:59 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 3, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Rudolf Flesch, writing in 1955, noted that “things have changed in the last 10, 20 years. For the first time in history, American parents see their children getting less education than they got themselves. Their sons and daughters come home from school and they can’t read the newspaper; they can’t spell simple words like February or Wednesday; they don't know the difference between Austria and Australia. The fathers and mothers don’t know the reason for this, but they know that something terrible has happened to their most precious dreams and aspirations…” Isn’t it beautiful the way Flesch perceives the decline...
  • Christmas comes early for proponents of school choice

    12/22/2017 9:46:19 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 23, 2017 | Jackson Richman
    Proponents of school choice are sharing in President Trump’s first major legislative victory, the signing of the Republican tax reform bill on Friday. Under the to-be-updated tax code, thanks to a provision introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas,, parents will be able to use 529 plans, a form of savings account, to pay not only for college, as is currently the case, but also toward expenses for K-12 schooling, including private school tuition. The provision originally included home schooling costs, but was stripped from the final bill after the Senate parliamentarian ruled that part ineligible under budget reconciliation rules —...
  • Teaching Students How to Cheat — and Fail

    12/02/2017 9:23:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2017 | Paul Jacob
    No one seems especially shocked. Last week on WAMU, the National Public Radio affiliate that broke the story, the Washington Post’s Robert McCartney called it “fraudulent” and “a terrible embarrassment.” But he quickly added, “It shouldn’t be that much of a surprise, though, to anybody who has been following District schools for any length of time.” In an analysis for the Post, Valerie Strauss concluded, “It is, unfortunately, familiar.” The “it” involves Ballou High School, described as “a historically troubled school serving some of the city’s most disadvantaged students in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods.” However, earlier this year...
  • What Really Happened At Ballou, The D.C. High School Where Every Senior Got Into College

    11/28/2017 5:31:43 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 50 replies
    https://wamu.org ^ | 11/28/2017 | Kate McGee
    Brian Butcher, a history teacher at Ballou High School, sat in the bleachers of the school’s brand new football field last June watching 164 seniors receive diplomas. It was a clear, warm night, and he was surrounded by screaming family and friends snapping photos and cheering. It was a triumphant moment for the students. For the first time, every Ballou graduate applied and was accepted to college. The school is located in one of D.C.’s poorest neighborhoods; it has struggled academically for years and has had a chronically low graduation rate. In 2016, the school graduated only 57 percent of...
  • Parents 'livid' over graphic middle school sex-ed

    10/24/2017 9:30:37 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 69 replies
    WND ^ | 10/23/2017 | Alicia Powe
    'Mom, it's like instead of them telling us how to not do it, it's like they gave us a road map'! Parents are outraged after discovering their children were being taught about “mutual masturbation” and “anal sex” in their Oklahoma public middle school. Students in Jay, Oklahoma, were given sex-ed handouts from Lighthouse Pregnancy Center teaching that there are “four types of sex.” The graphic sex lesson handouts were culled from a program called “Shape, Sexual Health Awareness, Prevention and Education.” Comprehensive Sex Education came to Jay Middle School in Oklahoma last week. https://t.co/4eAzPeyG1w pic.twitter.com/Ps3yPJU5lS ​ ​ — ShannonJoy (@ShannonJoyRadio)...
  • Not a Day Care (Snowflakes in College)

    09/26/2017 9:23:41 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    Our college-age population consists mostly of 18- to 30-year-olds, and likewise our armed forces. I wonder whether they shared common responses to the 2016 presidential election. Many college administrators provided students with therapy dogs, play dough, coloring books, bubbles, videos of frolicking kittens and puppies, and soft music. They even canceled classes and postponed exams so that their 18- to 30-year-old snowflakes could better cope with the election results. There are numerous internet photos and videos of these youngsters screaming and in outright grief and panic. Here's my question: Were our military leaders as accommodating as college administrators? Did commanding...
  • If You Feel Like Your First Amendment Rights Are Being Trampled On, This Could Be Why(poll results)

    09/13/2017 5:54:36 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 21 replies
    RedState ^ | September 12, 2017 | Jon Street
    If you feel like your First Amendment rights as an American are being trampled on, it might be because a staggering number of people don’t know what they are. According to a recent survey by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, a mind-boggling 37 percent of respondents either didn’t know or couldn’t name any of the five First Amendment rights guaranteed to all Americans by the Constitution: speech, religion, press, assembly and petition. The survey was conducted August 9-13 among a group of 1,013 U.S. adults who were 18 years old and older. Respondents were from...