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  • 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 · 89 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....
  • "Educator Apologizes For Her Mistakes" -- ANIMATION

    10/20/2018 6:37:57 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sept 5, 2012 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Older-but-wiser principal named Edwina Educator apologizes for dumb decisions she made when running a big public school. Only three-minutes long, this little video tells you everything you need to know about the public school system. Please share. ------------------------------------------------------------- I made it 6 years ago. The primary purpose was to test new video software called Xtranormal. You first type your script, then you can have characters move around and speak your words as you see in this video. Quite remarkable. Some of you would enjoy experimenting with it. Unfortunately Xtranormal, which was free, is dormant. Other options are now available but...
  • Teachers Who Pray

    10/17/2018 8:09:02 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 12, 2018 | Malcolm A. Kline
    There is actually an organized group by that name, and they are mostly in public schools. "I have well over a thousand teachers engaging with the Teachers Who Pray network," Marilyn Rhames, the founder of that network told Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Insitute (AEI). "We have 131 school-based chapters, averaging about eight teachers per chapter in district, charter, private, and religious schools." "Most of our teachers work in traditional public schools, though you can say that we are 'agnostic' as to the types of schools we serve." Rhames had her own epiphany on 9/11 when she was working...
  • Retired Anaheim drama teacher accused of molestation found dead in apparent suicide

    10/11/2018 5:16:02 PM PDT · by kevcol · 42 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | October 11, 2018 | City News Service
    A retired Sycamore Junior High School drama teacher who was on trial for allegedly molesting five of his students apparently took his own life as his attorney and a prosecutor were preparing to begin closing arguments Wednesday morning. David Michael Bruce, 68, was found dead in his home in an unincorporated area of Anaheim, said Carrie Braun, a spokeswoman for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
  • Marching Band Sparks Outrage After Using Toy Guns In Half Time Show

    10/08/2018 3:47:01 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 19 replies
    A high school marching band in Mississippi has sparked outrage after their halftime show featured students dressed as nurses and doctors pointing toy guns at students dressed like SWAT team members. The halftime show was reportedly based off of John Q, a movie in which Denzel Washington plays a desperate father who takes patients at a hospital hostage while trying to get treatment for his son. The scene shocked fans in attendance and the band director was placed on administrative leave. Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Errick L. Greene issued a statement apologizing for the performance saying that it "does...
  • School District Denies Claim Kindergartner Was Assaulted By ‘Gender Fluid’ Boy In Girls’ Bathroom

    10/08/2018 1:07:17 PM PDT · by kevcol · 18 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 8, 2018 | Grace Carr
    Filed with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights by attorney Vernadette Broyles, the complaint alleges that a kindergartner at Oakhurst Elementary School in Decatur, Georgia, was assaulted in a bathroom in November 2017, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The gender fluid boy allegedly pushed the girl against the bathroom wall and touched her genitals, according to the complaint.
  • Public School Teachers Are Not Underpaid

    10/03/2018 12:47:33 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 38 replies
    Mises Wire ^ | 1 October 2018 | Zachary Garris
    It seems like the media will never stop promoting the myth that public school teachers are “underpaid.” The most recent example is the front-page story in Time, “This Is What It’s Like to Be a Teacher in America.” Time tells of a woman who makes $55,000 per year teaching but works two other jobs in order to “pay the bills.” The article includes complaints about a teacher making almost $70,000 per year and even suggests that sexism is partly to blame for deficient pay because there are more women teachers than men. It is no surprise that the media promotes...
  • Student arrested after 'joking' about having gun in car, Pembroke Pines police say

    10/01/2018 11:45:36 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    Local10.com ^ | 9/18/2018 | Amanda Batchelor
    PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. - A 17-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday after making a joke that he left his gun in his car, authorities said. According to Pembroke Pines police, the student from Pembroke Pines Charter High School made the threat following a Code Red drill. "Guys, I left my gun in my car. You get to live another day," the teen allegedly told his peers. Police said the teacher alerted the school's administration, who then contacted the school's School Resource Officer. Police said the teen was detained as Officer John Mulcahy searched his vehicle, finding no weapons. Police said the...
  • NYC Education Department Raises Staff Funding as Enrollment Slips (spends $24K/student)

    09/04/2018 4:15:12 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 3, 2018 | Leslie Brody
    Funding for central office staff at the city Department of Education rose for the new school year, even as projected enrollment in district schools slipped and charter enrollment continued to rise, according to data released Friday. The nation’s largest district expects to welcome about 962,000 children in prekindergarten through 12th grade when school opens Wednesday, down from 980,767 in the last school year. Officials attribute the decline to normal fluctuations as well as growth in charters. Charter schools, which are publicly funded but run independently from the district, are projected to teach 117,297 children in the city, up from 109,882...
  • Child punished for calling teacher 'ma'am'

    08/24/2018 10:55:52 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 126 replies
    ABC11 ^ | 08/23/18 | Michael Perchick
    Parents of a fifth grader are concerned after their child was punished for referring to his teacher as "ma'am." Teretha Wilson said she noticed something was wrong Tuesday when her 10-year old son Tamarion got off the school bus from North East Carolina Preparatory School. "I asked him what happened. He said he got in trouble for saying 'yes ma'am'," explained Wilson. Confused by his response, Tamarion pulled out a sheet of paper with the word "ma'am" written on it four times per line on both sides. He says his teacher told him to write the word on the sheet...
  • Oklahoma School Shuts Down for 2 Days After Parents Threaten Transgender 7th Grader on Facebook

    08/15/2018 6:38:44 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 25 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 08/14/18 | Gina Martinez
    A school district in southern Oklahoma was forced to shut down for two days after parents used a Facebook group to threaten violence against a transgender seventh-grade student. Superintendent Rick Beene closed Achille Public Schools on Monday and Tuesday after parents posted claims on a Facebook group “Achille ISD Parents Group” that the student, who identifies as a girl, was looking over the stalls in the girls’ bathroom. “Heads up parents of 5th through 7th grade,” parent Jamie Crenshaw said in a now-deleted post. “The transgender is already using the girls bathroom. We have been told how the school has...
  • Pink Floyd: Just another Brick in the Wall

    08/09/2018 9:24:02 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 36 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1978 | Pink Floyd
    Since the national exercise in child abuse known as public schools reopens next week, I've been thinking of this song. Just another Brick in the Wall