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  • Anonymous donor's $400G offer convinces embattled Idaho superintendent to step down

    05/01/2018 2:16:22 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/1/18 | Katherine Lam
    A school district superintendent in Idaho, who had resisted calls to leave his post, finally agreed to step down when an anonymous donor reportedly gave him $400,000 to get out. New Plymouth Superintendent Kevin Barker agreed to resign from his position last Wednesday during a special school board meeting, the Idaho Statesman reported Monday. Barker, who was dubbed a "bully" by some critics, is accused of creating a hostile environment for teachers. He initially didn't want to leave -- but then Barker got an offer he couldn't refuse. An anonymous third party stepped up and offered Barker $400,000 to leave,...
  • Muslims Erupt As School Board Refuses To Shut School For Islamic Holiday

    04/24/2018 9:59:39 AM PDT · by blam · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-24-2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Muslim parents recently erupted when the Jersey City school board announced it would not suddenly cancel classes for all students to mark Islam’s Eid al-Adha holiday, due Sept. 24. The Muslim parents loudly protested even though the board said students “can continue to take days off for religious purposes without penalty,” including Sept. 24. But the parents wanted the state to accept their religious event, and to impose their holiday on other students. One Muslim woman who attended the September 17 meeting said, “‘We’re no longer the minority, that’s clear from tonight. We’re going to be the majority soon.” According...
  • tudent Assaulted and Punished After Supporting Gun Rights

    03/29/2018 2:38:51 PM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    Freedom Project ^ | March 28, 2018 | Alex Newman
    When public school officials in Middleburgh, New York, called an assembly and used it to promote outrageous anti-Second Amendment propaganda demonizing American gun owners, at least one student objected. After the assembly, 17-year-old Christian Breault expressed his concerns about it to other students. In response, Breault was attacked by an indoctrinated anti-gun student who had become agitated from the propaganda pushed by the school. And when Breault defended himself from the bully, the same school officials who sought to indoctrinate the children with their agenda punished him for it. Now, the student's father wants the principal to step down. “The...
  • California Teacher Put on Leave After Asking if School Would Allow a Pro-Life Walkout

    03/20/2018 6:20:34 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    Julianne Benzel, a teacher at Rocklin High School, asked students if school administrators would permit an anti-abortion protest, gets placed on administrative leave as a consequence A California high school teacher has been placed on leave after she wondered if her school would permit an organized walkout to protest abortion. According to CBS Sacramento, Rocklin High School’s Julianne Benzel said all she did was have a conversation with her class last Thursday and Friday about the “politics of protest” — a lesson ahead of yesterday’s school walkouts. However, this seems to have angered some students and their parents. Benzel said...
  • 'In God We Trust' Posters to Be Displayed in Arkansas Public Schools

    03/14/2018 7:11:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 41 replies
    Fox ^ | 12 Mar 2018
    Hundreds of posters with the national motto "In God We Trust" will soon be on display in some Arkansas public schools. Despite the objections of atheist and First Amendment groups, a new state law, Act 911, requires schools to display posters with the motto, along with the U.S. and Arkansas state flags, if they are donated. The law says the posters may be displayed in each public elementary and secondary school classroom, library or any public building in Arkansas that’s maintained using state money. State Rep. Jim Dotson (R), who sponsored the bill that became Act 911, appeared at the...
  • Florida House approves bill to post “In God We Trust” in all public schools

    02/21/2018 6:29:30 PM PST · by blueyon · 22 replies
    TampaBayTimes ^ | 2/21/18 | Jeffrey Solochek
    With the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High shooting still looming large, its students in the Capitol to lobby for gun controls, the Florida House overwhelmingly passed a measure Wednesday its sponsor said aimed at bringing "light" to the schools. The bill (HB 839) would require all public schools to post the state motto, "In God We Trust," in a "conspicuous place." Sponsor Rep. Kim Daniels, a Jacksonville Democrat who runs her own ministry, said Florida needed the legislation, given the goings on in the state.
  • School assembly: Sex changes are “perfectly normal”

    01/21/2018 6:06:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 21, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Back in December (just in time for the Christmas break), George Mason High School in Falls Church, Virginia held a school assembly with a special guest speaker. Washington Post columnist, author and Pulitzer Prize winner Amy Ellis Nutt arrived to lecture the children on a number of subjects, particularly transgender issues. That’s not surprising since she’s still pushing her 2015 book, Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family. Cathy Ruse at The Daily Signal has a long, well developed breakdown of the speech given at the assembly as well as the question and answer session which followed. (Be warned...
  • Students send vulgar letters disputing Post story about ‘hellhole’ school

    01/16/2018 6:26:32 AM PST · by nycteacher · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/13/18 | Post Staff Report
    With a teacher’s encouragement, seventh-graders in a social-studies class at JHS 80 used their city-issued laptops last week to e-mail letters to The Post to protest a report about their school that cited discipline problems, hazardous conditions, and administrators who try to cover up violent incidents. Sadly, the students did not display the writing skills they should be learning. The missives were rife with grammar, spelling and punctuation errors — and some curse words. OK SO YOU CAN SIT DOWN AND LISTEN TO WHAT IM GONNA TELL YOU TRANCE GENDER!!!!!!YOU SHOULD SHUT THE F–K UP!!!YOU JUST MAD YOU DONT HAVE...
  • VIDEO: Professor Walter E. Williams on "Education Rot"

    12/06/2017 11:19:32 AM PST · by impetrio1 · 6 replies
    American Civil Rights Union ^ | 12/6/17 | Walter Williams
    ACRU Policy Board member Walter Williams explains that black students all too often are given “fraudulent diplomas” from failing school systems like that in Baltimore, where in 13 of 39 schools, not one single student tested “proficient” in math. His solution is to “break the education monopoly” with school choice, vouchers, tuition tax credits and charter schools.
  • CPS butter cookies: You can still find the classics years after they disappeared

    12/05/2017 5:06:11 PM PST · by mairdie · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5 December 2017 | Amy Bizzarri
    Rich, buttery and just 5 cents each, Chicago Public Schools' iconic butter cookies made lunchtime all the merrier from the 1960s and through the ’80s. These classic shortbread cookies, pressed with three fingers for good measure and baked to toasty perfection, once graced cafeteria trays across the city. ... Made from scratch, with lots of butter and lots of sugar, they're not on the menu anymore, since their fat and sugar content wouldn't meet today's nutrition standards. "But we still make them every once in a while, to share among the cafeteria staff," Streak says. Their origins are murky, and...
  • Hollywood Actress: Why I Homeschool My Kids

    11/13/2017 8:36:08 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 9, 2017 | Sam Sorbo
    My name is Sam Sorbo. I’m a mom to three wonderful children, and the author of “They’re YOUR Kids: An Inspirational Journey from Self-Doubter to Home School Advocate.” Home schooling seems like a radical idea—but only because we are conditioned to think of it that way. Why? Because most of us attended school. But after nine overhauls of our public education system in less than 30 years, according to Pew Research Center data, the U.S. has fallen in world standings for education, to 39th in math and 24th in reading. We are officially behind Estonia. … The schools aren’t getting...
  • Delaware ponders allowing students to pick race and gender, hide it from parents

    11/10/2017 5:33:37 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 10, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    A proposed education regulation in Delaware allows children to self-identify as any race and gender regardless of reality. “All students enrolled in a Delaware public school may self-identify gender or race,” Regulation 225 says, and that will be maintained in official records. The regulation stipulates that students’ parents may only be notified of their child’s trans-race or transgender identification if they are “supportive of the student” and his or her confusion. It says: A school may request permission from the parent or legal guardian of a minor student before a self identified gender or race is accepted; provided, however, that...
  • Anonymous Posts LONG Listing of ANTIFA Members! Lots of School Teachers

    09/04/2017 9:48:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 107 replies
    Joe For America (Joe the Plumber) ^ | 08/29/17 | Baron Von Kowenhoven
    Anonymous has posted a listing on 8chan claiming it is an extensive list of nationwide members of the anti-free speech group ANTIFA and it includes many teachers! The list is very long and includes Facebook links as well. There are many professors, school teachers, and other education staff. Many writers, political activists and programmers as well. We did some research and cannot seem to find anywhere that states this list is not accurate. Proceed with caution. Here is the list: https://8ch.net/pol/res/10404804.html#10405484 Many are connected to radical Communist groups, like the National Bolshevik Party (NBP) Antifa and BLM showed up at...
  • Many L.A. students get to college; only a few finish

    09/02/2017 7:44:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 67 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/1/2017 | Howard Blume
    About 70% of Los Angeles high school graduates enroll in two- or four-year colleges, but only 25% graduate within six years. ... it’s hard to assess recent district efforts that could be seen as pushing in different directions. On one hand, the district is touting higher standards: a high school graduation requirement that all students pass the courses necessary for applying to a four-year state college. On the other hand, the district requires a grade of D only in these classes and the colleges require a C or better to apply. The district also offers an array of “credit recovery”...
  • Churchgoers, College Grads, Conservatives, Higher Paid Less Likely to Send Children to Public School

    08/31/2017 5:19:38 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    CNS News ^ | 08/31/2017 | CNSNews.com Staff
    Parents who attend church weekly, have a college degree or higher, earn $75,000 per year or more, are a Republican or conservative are among the parents least likely to send their child to a public school, according to an analysis by Gallup. By contrast, those who seldom or never attend church, have no religious preference, or have a household income of $30,000 or less are most likely to send their child to a public school, according to Gallup. “Eighty-five percent of U.S. parents of school-aged children have a child in public school, while 9% send their child to private school,...
  • Videos show East High cheerleaders repeatedly forced into splits, police investigating

    08/24/2017 8:00:47 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 57 replies
    http://www.nbcsandiego.com ^ | August 23, 2017 | Unknown
    Police are investigating a Denver high school's administration after video surfaced of cheerleaders being forced into doing splits, NBC affiliate KUSA reported. The video shows an incoming freshman at East High School surrounded by teammates and a coach in June during the first week of cheer camp. The girl screams in pain and repeatedly cries "please stop" as the group tries to force her legs into a split. KUSA received seven similar videos. The school's principal, cheer coach, assistant cheer coach and an assistant principal, as well as Denver Public Schools deputy general counsel, have been placed on leave during...
  • Parents concerned over recording of teacher's political rant

    08/18/2017 6:08:44 PM PDT · by Tammy8 · 17 replies
    KRQE ^ | 8/18/17 | Jackie Kent
    BERNALILLO, NM (KRQE) – Parents are concerned a teacher is pushing her political beliefs instead of teaching world history. Bernalillo Public Schools Interim Superintendent Keith Cowan said the school district would take the appropriate action after a teacher’s political rant was recorded by a sophomore Bernalillo High School student on Thursday. It’s unclear what action is being taken against the teacher. “If you have a history teacher teaching you that Trump is good then I feel really scared for you,” the woman said in the recording.
  • High School Confiscates Yearbooks After Deeming ‘Build That Wall’ Senior Quote ‘Inappropriate’

    05/12/2017 1:53:18 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 33 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 05/12/2017 | Madeleine Weast
    A North Carolina high school has confiscated pre-ordered yearbooks after school officials and district administrators deemed a student's "build that wall" senior quote "inappropriate." Richmond Early College High School allowed graduating students to put a quote of their choice under their yearbook picture. One student chose their senior quote to be "Build that wall," crediting Donald Trump for the statement. Only after the yearbook was published and distributed to students did Principal Tonya Waddell deem several senior quotes inappropriate, including Trump's oft-repeated campaign promise to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. At that point, 22 yearbooks had been pre-ordered,...
  • A pencil isn't a weapon, Pa. court says in voiding expulsion of student who stabbed classmate

    05/10/2017 12:47:22 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 96 replies
    PennLive ^ | May 08, 2017 | Matt Miller
    A high school student who stabbed a fellow pupil in the neck with a pencil can't be expelled under her school district's weapons policy, a Commonwealth Court panel has ruled. In fact, Judge Patricia A. McCullough wrote in the state court's opinion, every Pennsylvania classroom would be empty if her court agreed with the Pittsburgh Public School District that a sharpened pencil is a prohibited weapon. The case revolves around what happened between the 10th grader and another student at the Barack Obama International Academy on May 9, 2016.
  • Coffee with Communists 2: Another story Lunch with a Marxist Muslim

    05/02/2017 10:41:05 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 5 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Last year I did an interview with two communist militants in a Chicago Mall Food Court entitled Coffee With Communists, WHO THEY ARE WHY THEY KILL The two were part of a little known Marxist street gang known as Anti-racist Action or Antifa. These disgusting animals wanted to kill Americans and bragged that they had killed Americans, namely veterans. Their message to America, revolution was coming and that those who opposed socialism and opposed their agenda would be violently killed. In the past week Antifa made headlines and is no longer under the radar. In Berkeley and in other cities,...