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  • Trump's Choice

    12/28/2016 4:35:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2016 | John Stossel
    America's socialists -- I mean, progressives, are enraged that President-elect Trump chose Betsy DeVos to be his secretary of education. "Not a good appointment," yelled Al Sharpton. A "proponent of a for-profit institution! She does not believe in the public school system!" complained CNN's Bakari Sellers. Wait. Is your for-profit local supermarket less "public" than your kid's school? No! For-profit institutions serve the public and usually do it better than governments do. Let's stop calling government schools "public." Call them what they are: "government-run" schools. Anyway, the charter schools DeVos supports are public. They're just not controlled by the usual...
  • 9 Years Into Common Core, Test Scores Are Down, Indoctrination Up

    11/05/2018 9:48:08 AM PST · by fwdude · 38 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 5, 2018 | Joy Pullmann
    Common Core sucked all the energy, money, and motivation right out of desperately needed potential reforms to U.S. public schools for a decade, and for nothing. It’s been about nine years since the Obama administration lured states into adopting Common Core sight unseen, with promises it would improve student achievement. Like President Obama’s other big promises — “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” — this one’s been proven a scam. “If you set and enforce rigorous and challenging standards and assessments; if you put outstanding teachers at the front of the classroom; if you turn around...
  • School Police Show Up At Door Of Transgender Policy Critic

    11/02/2018 7:40:56 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 31 replies
    A parent who sent an email critical of the Florida school superintendent who implemented a radical transgender policy that strips away parent rights, found officers from the school district’s brand new police force at his door the next day. This is a fairly shocking level of intimidation, and certainly at least some parents must have got the message: Shut up, sit down and let us handle your children. Or else we may come knocking. We wrote about this radical policy last week, but confess we did not see this tactic coming. The essentials are this: At the recommendation of the...
  • Why Are We Still Teaching Reading the Wrong Way?

    10/27/2018 7:17:20 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 109 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 26, 2018 | Emily Hanford
    Our children aren’t being taught to read in ways that line up with what scientists have discovered about how people actually learn. It’s a problem that has been hiding in plain sight for decades. According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, more than six in 10 fourth graders aren’t proficient readers. It has been this way since testing began. A third of kids can’t read at a basic level. How do we know that a big part of the problem is how children are being taught? Because reading researchers have done studies in classrooms and clinics, and they’ve shown...
  • Georgia Teacher Found Dead After Being Accused of Sexually Assaulting 12-Year-Old Boy

    10/19/2018 9:02:16 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 33 replies
    KTLA ^ | October 19, 2018 | Associated Press
    Police say a middle school English teacher in Georgia has been found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound after being accused of sexually assaulting a sixth-grade boy. News outlets report a Gwinnett County police release says 28-year-old Zachary Meadors was found dead in a vehicle Wednesday afternoon. A Dekalb County police warrant says the Freedom Middle School teacher was accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old male student, and was wanted on charges of child molestation, computer pornography and child exploitation. He was placed on unpaid leave and scheduled to meet with district officials Monday, but didn’t show up. A...
  • Police find body of teacher accused of inappropriate relationship with student

    10/19/2018 6:06:23 AM PDT · by gasport · 23 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | 10/18/18
    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Gwinnett County police confirmed late Wednesday evening that they had found the body of a missing DeKalb County teacher accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student. ... According to the incident report, the victim was a 12-year-old boy.
  • End Liberal Indoctrination In Education, Create TOTAL School Choice

    10/11/2018 7:31:30 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 18 replies
    The most important conservative policy today, the one that is most likely to make this country predominantly conservative over time, is total school choice: $13,000 per student per year school vouchers. Please let me explain. What are school vouchers? It costs about $13,000 per year for one student to attend a government-run school. With school vouchers, parents and students are allowed to take that $13,000 to another school, whether it is government-run or not. The money would follow the student. Of course, if parents and students wanted to spend their children’s $13,000 vouchers on an existing government-run school, they could....
  • Why Putting Your Kids In Public Schools Is Now More Dangerous Than Ever

    09/26/2018 11:16:14 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 30 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 26, 2018 | Joy Pullmann
    Polls find the majority of U.S. parents don't want to put their kids in public schools, but most do anyway. A new book explains why they should stop, and here's a gameplan for achieving that. When I was a child, my parents listened to Dr. James Dobson’s “Focus on the Family” radio show. He regularly hosted education guests, including Raymond and Dorothy Moore, who helped launch the homeschooling revival in the 1980s due to concerns about public schools pressuring children too much, too soon. Those concerns persist, and have been compounded by many other mass education failures. At the time,...
  • 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.