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  • Student Accused of Threatening to Beat Teacher, Refusing to Recite ‘Racist’ Pledge

    02/17/2019 1:08:08 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Feb 2019 | Katherine Rodriguez
    An 11-year-old Florida student was arrested for allegedly threatening to beat his teacher because he refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, calling the pledge “racist” to black people. The boy was removed from a classroom at Lawton Chiles Middle Academy in Lakeland, Florida, and arrested by a school resource officer on February 4 after he allegedly refused to obey school officials’ orders, Bay News 9 reported Friday. The officer then took the sixth-grader to a juvenile detention center, where officials charged him two misdemeanor offenses— disrupting a school function and resisting arrest without violence. School officials also suspended him...
  • Teacher repeatedly punches student, 14, in Georgia classroom brawl

    02/05/2019 11:50:52 AM PST · by simpson96 · 75 replies
    WAFB 9 ^ | 2/5/2019 | Staff
    CLAYTON CO., GA (WSB/CNN) - An Atlanta-area school district says it is investigating after a teacher got into a fight with a high school student. The altercation was captured on cell phone video. The video shows a football coach at Charles R. Drew High School punching a student in class Friday. The teen's legal guardian, Yaquanda Lucas, called it hard to watch. The coach's face is blurred in the footage because he hasn't been charged with a crime. "That didn't look like restraining him to me, it looked like you beat my child," Lucas said. She says she's the godmother...
  • Every Public School Already Teaches About The Bible, And It’s Destroying Christianity

    01/30/2019 11:41:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/30/2019 | Joy Pullmann
    On Monday President Trump tweeted support for state initiatives to require public schools to teach the Bible as world history and literature. Numerous states introducing Bible Literacy classes, giving students the option of studying the Bible. Starting to make a turn back? Great!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2019 USA Today calls current proposals in six states “a wave.” “Some of the lawmakers – and leaders of Christian groups supporting the bills – say they want to restore traditional values in schools and give students a chance to study the religious text deeply,” the paper reports. The project...
  • Why Do So Many Young People Embrace Socialism?

    01/25/2019 5:45:02 PM PST · by huckfillary · 85 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | January 24, 2019 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    It’s not youth and inexperience. It’s not even government-run schools and idiotic celebrities. Not primarily. Why do so many young people embrace socialism? For the same reason any middle-aged or older person embraces socialism: Anxiety and envy. By “anxiety” I mean neurotic anxiety, which means a false or exaggerated belief that one will be unable to properly survive or take care of oneself, so that unspecified help is needed to ensure survival. Envy is often a byproduct of anxiety. If one starts out feeling, “I’m unable to care for myself,” then it’s not a stretch to look at someone else...
  • A Shocking Tour of K-12 Today

    01/17/2019 6:57:12 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 23 replies
    Education Views ^ | July 15, 2017 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Some of my articles generate lots of comments from angry parents who had to fight with an unresponsive school system year after year. People not familiar with how bad K-12 has become might find these comments both revealing and scary. They tell the truth about K-12, a truth-in-the-trenches you won’t find in our media. (Sad to say, our media seem to feel it’s their job to wrap academic decline in a protective silence. Shhhh, Don’t Disturb The Saboteurs!) Here are comments left on an article about reading: “I had the Sisters of Mercy. Everyone read at least at grade level...
  • Teachers in ‘Fight for the Soul of Public Education,’ UTLA President Says on 1st Day of Strike

    01/14/2019 10:41:46 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 67 replies
    KTLA ^ | January 14, 2019 | A. Kurzweil, E. Abovian, E. Myers
    On day one of the first Los Angeles Unified School District teachers’ strike in 30 years, United Teachers Los Angeles President Alex Caputo-Pearl spoke to teachers and students gathered on a rainy Monday in Los Feliz. “Here we are on a rainy day in the richest country in the world, in the richest state in the country, in a state as blue as it can be, and in a city rife with millionaires, where teachers have to go on strike to get the basics for our students,” Caputo-Pearl said. The strike, originally scheduled to take place last Thursday, was delayed...
  • Delaware boy named Joshua Trump asks school to change his last name following bullying claims

    12/16/2018 10:56:31 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/16/18 | Elizabeth Zwirz |
    An 11-year-old Delaware boy with the last name Trump will be addressed by a different name in school going forward after his name led to constant teasing, according to a report. Joshua Trump has no family ties to the sitting U.S. president but their shared surname has caused trouble for the boy, his parents told WPVI. “He was getting ridiculed and bullied for the fact that his last name was Trump,” his father, Bobby Berto, told the outlet. His mother, Megan Trump, claimed her son was being verbally harassed. "They curse at him, they call him an idiot, they call...
  • Preferred Gender Pronouns Required in Virginia's Public Schools. The Bible? Not Allowed.

    12/13/2018 7:53:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/13/2018 | John Ellis
    Last Tuesday, unbeknownst to me, my son stuffed his beloved Bible into his bookbag. He was planning on using his class's show-and-tell time to share with his classmates what he was reading in God's Word. Keep in mind, my son is a second-grader in the Arlington County, Va., public school system. One of the most progressively leftist communities in the country, Arlington County has little room for conservative Christianity. Our neighborhood is filled with multi-colored yard signs proclaiming, "Love trumps hate!" or "All Are Welcome Here!" followed by a scolding for those who don't accept that boys can be girls...
  • 13-year-old with autism urges lawmakers to pass legislation ending 'seclusion rooms' in schools

    11/25/2018 10:35:38 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/25/18 | Avery Anapol
    A 13-year-old with autism is urging lawmakers to pass legislation banning “seclusion rooms” at schools. Alex Campbell visited Capitol Hill last week to speak with lawmakers, staff and others in support of the Keeping All Students Safe act. Campbell told NBC News that as a student with autism spectrum disorder, he was taken to his elementary school’s “crisis room,” a converted storage closet with one small window, over half a dozen times. "When I asked for help or asked if anyone was still there, nobody would answer," he said. "I felt alone. I felt scared." Alex’s school reportedly never notified...
  • When your superintendent makes more than the governor: public education's priority problem

    11/21/2018 1:03:47 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/21/18 | James Quintero
    The American education lobby is caught in a pickle. On one hand, advocates and influencers are trying to convince people that public education is chronically underfunded, even going so far as to claim that schools are “starving.” On the other hand, watchdogs have documented countless examples of waste and misuse of funds—everything from the McKinney school district’s $70 million high school football stadium to the La Joya school district’s $20 million water park to the Brownsville school district’s 65-foot, state-of-the-art digital scoreboard that is “the largest of its kind in Texas.” Other examples exist too, but perhaps the most instructive...
  • Illinois vote to allow armed teachers fails

    11/20/2018 6:02:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | November 20, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Should we be allowing trained teachers in public schools to be armed in the event of a mass shooting? The debate continues in districts around the country, but in Illinois, at least for the time being, it’s over. The choice was put to a vote at the Illinois Association of School Boards and the idea of arming teachers was rejected. It was, however, at least a relatively close vote. A proposal to arm Illinois teachers with guns failed Saturday. Supporters of the move say it could keep students safe from school violence, but opponents say there has to be another...
  • Chicago Public Schools enrollment drops by 10,000 students

    11/19/2018 9:13:19 AM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 26, 2018 | Juan Perez Jr
    Chicago Public Schools this fall recorded one of the sharpest single-year enrollment declines since the district’s student population began a steady downturn 16 years ago. The 361,314 students counted on the 20th day of classes this fall represents a reduction of 10,000 students from last school year. That’s a slightly smaller drop than two years ago, when enrollment plummeted by about 11,000 students from the preceding year. The numbers continue a long-standing trend that began in 2003, when total enrollment stood at 434,000. ... Years of falling enrollment, school expansion and choice patterns have left CPS with tens of thousands...
  • Parents See Red Over Ketchup Limit at NY School District

    11/16/2018 9:31:11 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 69 replies
    USNews ^ | Nov. 16, 2018 | Staff
    Some parents are seeing red over a ketchup crackdown at a New York school district. Newsday reports that the Eastport-South Manor Central School District on Long Island is limiting students to two 9-gram packets of the condiment at lunch. Assistant Superintendent Timothy Laube told families in a letter this week that ketchup and other condiments "have little or no nutritional value." The district eliminated pump dispensers for condiments last year and switched to packets. Parent Tim Petrou called the condiment cap "a little ridiculous." He said kids "should be allowed to have ketchup." But school board member and parent Jeff...
  • 10-year-old student forced to stand outside in rain, cold as punishment, mother says [GA]

    11/16/2018 8:35:47 AM PST · by Red Badger · 91 replies
    WSB Atlanta ^ | November 16, 2018 4:22 AM Updated: November 16, 2018 6:25 AM | Staff
    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A 10-year-old DeKalb County boy says his gym teacher forced him to stand in the cold and rain for more than 30 minutes as a form of punishment. And he didn't have a jacket. The boy's mother is furious and wants answers. She said her son’s teacher made him wait up against the wall on a day where it was around 41 degrees and pouring rain outside. “Everybody saw me like soaked,” the boy said. The boy described pulling his hands up into his shirt and holding his fists under his chin and biting his fingers...
  • Am I a Racist?

    11/16/2018 6:48:57 AM PST · by 2nd Amendment · 132 replies
    I had an unfortunate event happen to me this morning. For a semi-retirement job I decided to substitute teach. After hearing 2 black students tell me they hated history, I began to extol the rich contributions of blacks to American history. Moments later I was escorted to the office by the principal and escorted to the door. He implied I was a racist and we do not single out black students in our school. The parents of the students are coming in to support the students. and I will be blacklisted from subbing in county schools.I learned firsthand the sensitivity...
  • K-12: Dear Abby, Here Are The Two Big Reasons Why Kids Lack Motivation

    11/10/2018 4:25:35 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 29, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    A mother in Chicago wrote for help: “Dear Abby: All of my grown children are underachievers. When contemporaries talk about their children getting jobs, getting married, having kids, going on vacation, buying a house/car, I have nothing to contribute. My children do not have lives; they work low-paying jobs and scrape by. Worse, they have no ambition to do better.” Dear Abby responded with little insight: “Your children are adults. If they were motivated, they would be doing more with their lives than scraping by. Be glad they are independent and have good relationships with each other—it’s a plus, and...
  • Video shows high school student punching teacher in face

    11/10/2018 8:11:34 AM PST · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    nypost.com ^ | November 8, 2018
    The video appears to show two students bickering while standing close to the teacher, and one student backs away while the other hits the teacher. The teacher recoils and the student who hit her leaves the classroom. She doesn’t retaliate, but follows him out the door. City Public Schools spokeswoman Edie House Foster says in a statement that the student struck the teacher following a verbal exchange. She says administrators are investigating and will apply disciplinary action in accordance with the school system’s code of conduct.
  • Horrifying moment Baltimore teacher gets punched in the face by student on her first day back...

    11/08/2018 8:44:29 AM PST · by Morgana · 77 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 8, 2018 | DM Reporter
    FULL TITLE: Horrifying moment Baltimore teacher gets punched in the face by student on her first day back after cancer treatment A viral video of a Baltimore teaching getting punched in the face by a student has sparked an investigation by the school district. Posted on Wednesday, the video shows a teacher and a student engaged in a vicious argument at Frederick Douglass High School in Gwynns Falls Parkway. According to the user who shared the video, the teacher had just returned to the classroom after recovering from cancer surgery. In the clip, a fellow classmate can be seen holding...
  • Assault of Oakville HS principal captured on video ( St. Louis )

    11/03/2018 10:04:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    KTVI ^ | OCTOBER 30, 2018 | KELLEY HOSKINS,
    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – A Vice Principal is assaulted in a video that is spreading like wildfire on social media. According to authorities, the brawl began when a staff member tried to break up a fight between three students. We are told St. Louis County Police took a 15-year-old and two 16-year-old students into custody. ... students laughing as the fight broke out and chaos erupted in the cafeteria at Oakville High School. Fox 2 was told the students tackled the assistant principal to the ground before pulling and kicking him on Monday. The attack prompting district officials to...
  • Florida Schools: Transgender Children’s Choice Must Be Hid From Parents

    10/24/2018 7:09:50 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 20 replies
    A Florida school superintendent in very conservative coastal Sarasota County is implementing a radically leftist transgender policy without public input or a vote of the School Board, a policy that among other things strips parents of their right to know what their child is doing in school and turns over a fundamental right of parenting to the government. At the recommendation of the Sarasota County School District’s LGBTQI Task Force, School Superintendent Todd Bowden is issuing “guidelines” today to govern how the district’s more than 50 public schools handle transgender and gender questioning students — starting as young as kindergarten....