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  • 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 · 75 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...
  • Dozens of NJ High School Students Ordered to Get Blood, Urine

    09/07/2017 5:52:21 AM PDT · by Puppage · 58 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 09/07/2017 | Pat Battle
    Parents of students at a New Jersey high school were ordered to get their children’s blood and urine tested after a can of beer was discovered at a football game. The can of beer reportedly landed on the ground and was spotted by a school official during a game at Randolph High School on Friday night.
  • Seeing both sides of a problem could be seen as a no-no.

    08/24/2017 4:26:54 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    President Donald Trump is in trouble again with his Moral Superiors. His problem, of course, is that he cannot throttle his B.S. Detector. Trump it seems at some point in life acquired a B.S. Detector that has usually served him well. It certainly served him well during his long years in business and during his brief time in politics. Now, however, it is problematic. The Detector sounds an alarm when it perceives B.S., and during the Charlottesville disruptions it went wild. Every time the Mainstream Media or a political figure (usually a Democrat) began vituperating against only one side in...
  • City residents react to high school test obtained by Project Baltimore: “It’s sad.”

    08/23/2017 7:30:04 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 71 replies
    Project Baltimore has obtained a test given to seniors at Northwood Appold Community Academy II, or NACA II – the same Baltimore school now under investigation by city schools over allegations of grade changing that were reported by Fox45. The questions came from a final exam. The teacher who gave the test to Project Baltimore, said these questions were for a senior level course at the northeast Baltimore school. The test begs the question, are Baltimore City students being held to a high enough standard? With these questions, from different sections of the test written on a white board, we...
  • FEDERAL LAWSUIT Filed Against San Diego School District’s Pro-Islam, Pro-Sharia Law Policy

    05/25/2017 8:16:39 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    PamelaGeller.com ^ | May 25, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    A lawsuit was filed today to stop the Islamization of students in San Diego public schools. Parents have been fighting this policy for months, to the school board’s deaf ears. This policy amounts to another step in the Islamization of our society. Here is the latest. “Parents sue SD Unified over Islamophobia bullying policy,” by Gary Warth, San Diego Union Tribune, May 23, 2017: San Diego Unified is facing a backlash after some people have assumed an anti-bullying policy to protect Muslim students might mean all students will study the Koran and celebrate Muslim holidays. A legal group and six...
  • U.S. Department of Education Indoctrinates Students Into Islam

    03/29/2017 7:26:31 PM PDT · by Jane Long · 44 replies
    Christian Action Network ^ | March 28, 2017 | Marty M
    PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Department of Education Indoctrinates Students Into Islam Christian Action Network (CAN) has sent a “Letter of Demand” to the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) mandating that it cease its Islamic education program for the nation’s public schools. The DOE Islamic education program is currently being presented to the nation’s schools and teachers through the PBS LearningMedia website. If the conditions of its “Letter of Demand” are not met within 60 days, CAN will bring a federal lawsuit against the DOE challenging the constitutionality of the federally funded program. CAN is also issuing a “Letter of Demand” to...
  • Missouri teacher accused of sexual misconduct faces 20 felonies

    03/23/2017 8:57:32 AM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    fox2 ^ | march 23, 2017 | AP
    MAYSVILLE, Mo. (AP) _ A suspended northwest Missouri teacher has been charged with sexual misconduct with 10 teenage students. Thirty-nine-year-old Rodney Thomas, of Cameron, was charged Tuesday in DeKalb County with 20 felonies, including statutory sodomy and sexual contact with a student. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.
  • Teacher accused of having sex with student smiles in mugshot

    03/21/2017 8:03:46 AM PDT · by Puppage · 187 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 03/21/2017 | Puppage
    LOCKHART, TX (WTNH)– A 27-year-old Texas teacher, who is accused of having sex with one of her students, is trending after her smiling mugshot went viral. According to the Mirror, married science teacher, Sarah Fowlkes, was arrested for having an “improper relationship” with a 17-year-old student of Lockhart High School in Lockhart, Texas. The investigation began on March 10th after a tip from officials at the high school. This led detectives to the student who admitted to being in contact physically and by messages with Fowlkes. The Mirror reports that Fowlkes was charged after turning herself into police, just hours...