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  • Gay "It Gets Better" Anti-Bullying Speaker Outed for Bullying Christian KIDS

    04/27/2012 11:44:06 PM PDT · by davidbellow · 13 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 4/28/12 | David Bellow
    If Obama and all these liberal groups supporting "It Gets Better" want to really stand up against bullying then they should stand up and tell the world that what Dan Savage did by bullying these Christian KIDS is wrong. Let me be clear, this following story from Todd Starnes of Fox News about Dan Savage of "It Gets Better" Bullying Christian kids is just another example of persecution and hypocrisy that Christians face in America. Worldwide now and throughout history, Christians are killed and bullied on a mass scale for believing in Jesus. bullying because of homosexuality does not even get measured on the same scale...
  • Parents Outraged Over School Book's Graphic Sexual Content

    01/20/2012 6:36:09 PM PST · by Morgana · 61 replies · 1+ views
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A class reading assignment infuriates the parents of a 14-year-old Valley Traditional High School student. They said their daughter's questions about the book left them speechless. The book is called "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian." "She was masturbating and (describing) how to masturbate and how she did it and also giving a boy a (expletive) and going into great detail of how to perform it," said Vincent. Vincent took the book to her daughter's step-father, who became speechless. "Her being the age that she's in right now, you just freeze up. You don't know...
  • White House mixes up Colorado and Wyoming on the map

    09/28/2011 8:54:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 28, 2011 | By Holly Bailey
    Even the White House press office isn't immune from making geography gaffes. Per CNN's Mark Walz, the credentials given to members of the press corps traveling with President Obama on his campaign swing out west this week included a map that mistakenly identified Wyoming as Colorado. The two rectangular states do look similar on the map, but it's a pretty embarrassing error, especially considering how important Colorado might be to President Obama's re-election chances next year.
  • Time To End The Monopoly In Education

    07/15/2009 6:37:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 550+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 15, 2009 | ANDREW J. COULSEN
    To boost the economy out of the recession, President Obama has chosen to spend an additional $100 billion on public schooling over the next two years. His education secretary, Arne Duncan, is touring the nation to promote this education "stimulus." However well-intentioned, their effort isn't just futile; it's also counterproductive. Far from being an engine of wealth creation, the education system is bleeding the economy to death. The U.S. spends 2.3 times as much per pupil in real, inflation-adjusted dollars as it spent in 1970, but the return on this ballooning investment has been less than nothing. Student achievement at...
  • Why won't they let my son win the egg and spoon race?

    07/15/2009 7:18:31 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 46 replies · 1,679+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 16th July 2009 | Ursula Hirschkorn
    Early summer is sports day season and it seems as if we are living at my sons' schools, watching with pride as their little legs pump across the field, their eyes screwed up in concentration as they attempt to keep that pesky egg on the spoon. But I find myself wondering why they try so hard when their teachers are so determined that there should be no winners, no matter how far a child streaks ahead of his classmates. Last Friday was my five-year-old son Jacob's first sports day at his primary school, and when he powered over the finish...
  • “Nationalized Education”: The Next Battlefield?

    07/06/2009 12:33:42 PM PDT · by Publius772000 · 21 replies · 757+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 07/06/09 | Michael Naragon
    Although–or, perhaps, because–liberalism has dominated public education since the 1960s, test results and competency in general continue to decline, much to the stated chagrin of officials in the school system and local, state, and federal governments. Barack Obama has made reforming the education system in America one of his highest priorities. “[Education reform] will require a willingness to break free from the same debates that Washington has been engaged in for decades – Democrat versus Republican; vouchers versus the status quo; more money versus more accountability,” Obama has said. “And most of all, it will take a president who is...
  • Massachusetts:Testimony at State House on bill to remove exemption of schools from pornography laws.

    07/05/2009 10:34:21 AM PDT · by massmike · 26 replies · 708+ views ^ | 7/5/2009 | n/a
    Bill H1377 would repeal the exemption for schools from the laws protecting children from "harmful material" including pornography. One might ask why this is needed. In years past sensible people assumed that schools could show kids legitimate works of classical art that, while technically showing the nude body, are not normally considered pornographic. People assumed that schools were run by mature people with common sense. But no one dreamed that schools would become purveyors of hardcore pornography and other graphic, disturbing material to children. In recent years, however, abuses against kids by schools have become epidemic across the state. But...
  • Teacher Puts Sex Clip of Self on Students' DVD

    07/03/2009 4:50:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 24 replies · 3,305+ views
    <p>ELK GROVE, Calif. — A Northern California elementary school teacher sent her students home for the summer with a video of class memories, only the DVD included six seconds of her having sex on a couch.</p> <p>Officials at the Elk Grove Unified School District asked families of the teacher's 24 students to get rid of the DVD after the unintended clip was found spliced in a scene where children were sharing stories in class.</p>
  • Indoctrinating America's Youth (Video: "Are schools pushing a liberal agenda?" Ya think? LOL )

    07/03/2009 6:03:06 AM PDT · by kellynla · 10 replies · 656+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7/2/2009 | staff
    Video: "Indoctrinating America's Youth"
  • Student Awarded $1.25M For Relationship With Teacher (This is why you pay so much for 'rape')

    06/28/2009 10:09:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies · 1,485+ views
    10 News ^ | 6/26/09
    Student Awarded $1.25M For Relationship With TeacherUPDATED: 9:50 pm PDT June 26, 2009 SAN DIEGO -- A jury awarded $1.25 million to a former student at the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Paradise Hills because they found that the principal and others failed to report a sexual relationship between the student and her teacher. Teacher John Kyujoon Lee pleaded guilty to statutory rape back in 2007. But now, the San Diego Unified School District must pay for its role in allowing the sexual relationship between Lee and a former student to go on for nearly three years. Attorney...
  • Little Boy Blue Devil

    06/28/2009 4:12:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies · 2,720+ views ^ | June 28, 2009 | Mike Adams
    It looks like Duke University has another rape case on its hands. This one may hurt the university nearly as much as the one that rocked its campus back in 2006. Unlike the previous case, this one appears to involve a credible confession of sexual abuse. Like the previous case, crucial facts are already being filtered through the prism of identity politics. Frank Lombard is the associate director of Duke’s Center for Health Policy. The university administrator was recently arrested by the FBI and charged with offering up his adopted 5-year-old son for sex. I tried to contact Frank Lombard...
  • Obey, Waters in noisy floor fight

    06/25/2009 4:46:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 59 replies · 2,952+ views
    The Hill ^ | June 25, 2009 | Jared Allen & Mike Soraghan
    Two Democrats got into a verbal altercation — and according to one a physical one — on the floor of the House on Thursday night over an appropriations earmark one was seeking. After the House floor had largely cleared following a series of votes, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Appropriations Chairman David Obey (D-Wis.) split apart from a heated conversation and began yelling at one another. “You’re out of line,” Waters shot while walking down toward the well. “You’re out of line,” Obey shot back before turning and walking away. But then Obey stopped, turned back toward Waters, and shouted:...
  • Silverton grade school teacher charged with sex abuse

    06/24/2009 4:42:31 PM PDT · by pissant · 16 replies · 1,015+ views
    Oregon Live ^ | 6/24/09 | staff
    A Silverton teacher is facing charges for the alleged four-year sex abuse of a boy that began in 2002 when he was 13 years old. Susan Christina Alderson, 46, a sixth-grade teacher at Robert Frost Elementary School in Silverton, was arrested Tuesday after a search warrant was served on her home in the 2100 block of Robins Lane Southeast in Salem. Police believe Alderson maintained an ongoing sexual "relationship" with the now 19-year-old victim, who was not one of her students, said Lt. Steve Birr, criminal investigations section commander.
  • Hindu Man: School Forced Son to Eat Beef Taco

    06/22/2009 2:06:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies · 1,604+ views
    UPI ^ | June 14, 2009
    An Indian immigrant says his son was forced to violate Hindu dietary rules by eating a beef taco at a Cincinnati public school. Ashish Gandhi has filed a complaint with the U.S. Justice Department alleging religious discrimination, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Sunday. Gandhi, who says a school employee force-fed the taco to his son, called it an "intentional act of religious bigotry" by the Academy of World Languages. Gary Winters, a lawyer for the Cincinnati Public Schools, says the 5-year-old boy selected the taco himself. "At most, there was an error made on a single occasion, for which CPS's personnel...
  • Teachers cite intense push to promote

    06/21/2009 2:07:23 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 5 replies · 493+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 06/21/2009 | Kristen A. Graham & Martha Woodall
    The pressure to pass students - even those who rarely go to class or can't read - is pervasive in the Philadelphia School District, teachers around the city say. The push comes in memos, in meetings, and in talks about failure rates that are too high, the teachers say. It comes through mountains of paperwork and justification for failing any student. It comes in ways subtle and overt, according to more than a dozen teachers from nine of the city's 62 high schools. "We have to give fake grades," said a teacher at Mastbaum High in Kensington. "The pressure is...
  • Tennessee Elementary School Principal Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

    06/15/2009 4:00:52 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 5 replies · 719+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | June 12, 2009 | United States Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Tennessee
    GREENEVILLE, TN—Joseph Wayne Jennings, 53, of New Tazewell, Tennessee, was arrested on Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at the Holiday Inn located at 5435 Davy Crockett Parkway in Morristown, Tennessee. Jennings, an educator who is retired from the Claiborne County Board of Education, was a principal at Clairfield Elementary School and a teacher at the Renaissance School. After his retirement, he worked as a teacher for the Cherokee-Douglas Economic Authority and worked part-time for Toys R Us during the Christmas 2008 season. In a four-count complaint presented by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent Sandra Farrow, Jennings is charged with...
  • Kansas Teacher Claims Conservative Views Led to Loss of Job

    06/13/2009 1:16:27 PM PDT · by peace with honor · 21 replies · 1,487+ views
    Tim Latham, who has spent the last 19 years teaching students American history and government spent the past school year at a high school in Lawerence, Kan. and it appears his first year at the school will be his last. During Latham's brief meeting with the assistant principal ( Jan gentry ), he clamis gentry told him his school-affilated web site was " too patriotic ". The site links to the US Military Academy at West Point, the Air Force,and other military and history related sites
  • Kansas Teacher Claims Conservative Views Led to Loss of Job

    06/12/2009 6:33:45 PM PDT · by libh8er · 25 replies · 1,305+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6.12.09 | Joshua Miller
    ...... Latham also said that Gentry asked him about a "McCain-Palin" bumper sticker on his car. "She said, 'I don't know how you could support that woman,'" Latham said. "That was the beginning of what was going on. They were trying to find a reason to get rid of me." The married father of three said the experience hasn’t affected his desire to teach. And support from students and a local conservative group have inspired him to fight for his job. Chloe Mercer, who graduated Lawrence High School last month, said Latham's class was her favorite and said he was...
  • 500 L.A. school district jobs saved

    06/12/2009 3:28:01 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies · 649+ views
    LA Times ^ | June 12, 2009
    Los Angeles Unified School District officials announced today that they were canceling nearly 500 layoff notices. Administrators at school sites opted to use funds to "buy back" 500 positions, including those of teachers and counselors, according to the district. L.A. Unified faces a nearly $133-million deficit this fiscal year and has issued preliminary layoff notices to about 2,500 employees. The district must resolve this year's deficit before July 1.
  • Discussing guns dubbed 'academic misconduct'

    06/07/2009 3:19:46 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 24 replies · 1,565+ views
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 07 june 09 | Vin Suprynowicz
    The forces of political correctness once vowed that, should they ever take over, their free expression on all kinds of issues -- from gay rights to amnesty for illegals to space aliens inspiring the pyramids of ancient Egypt -- would no longer be censored. Censored? Heck, spouting the PC line is now mandatory, as many a professor lately hauled before a college Star Chamber on charges of having "given offense" now learns. Internationally renowned Austrian economics professor Hans-Hermann Hoppe used a standard textbook example of investment time preferences in a classroom lecture at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, a...
  • Why Obama's Elementary Queering Must Be Stopped

    06/07/2009 4:19:02 AM PDT · by jodiluvshoes · 20 replies · 1,613+ views ^ | 06.07.09 | Kevin McCullough
    While President Obama was in Cairo preaching Islamist propaganda to the ears of Muslim students this last week, his administration was carrying out an even more sinister agenda. While he was willfully misleading the television audience as to the "tolerance" that Islam allows, he quietly nominated a man who teaches students to hate parents. While President Obama seemingly praised the earliest traces of recognition of Sharia law on U.S. soil (women being subjugated into wearing hajibs even in America), he stealthily put forward a nominee who refused to report a sexual relationship where a man was molesting a school age...
  • Student Arrested After Smoking Joint During Pro-Pot Essay At School

    06/06/2009 7:40:00 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 24 replies · 1,153+ views ^ | 06/05/09 | kirotv
    PURDY, Wash. -- A student presenting an essay at Peninsula High School in Purdy on Tuesday morning took out a marijuana joint, lit it, and began smoking it, police said. Read the essay here. See cell phone video. According to Pierce County sheriff's detective Ed Troyer, the student smoked the joint during his essay supporting the legalization of marijuana. He then finished his essay, sat down, finished smoking the joint and then ate the end after it was fully smoked. The teacher of the class contacted the school resources officer, a Pierce County sheriff's deputy, who found a small residual...
  • Graduating students defy ACLU

    06/06/2009 3:47:09 AM PDT · by Man50D · 26 replies · 1,343+ views ^ | June 05, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    Members of the graduating class of 2009 at Florida's Pace High School have expressed their objections to ACLU restrictions on statements of religious faith at their school by rising up en masse at their ceremony and reciting the Lord's Prayer. The incident happened just days ago, but has been virtually ignored by media outlets throughout the region, according to officials with Liberty Counsel, a legal team representing Principal Frank Lay and teacher Michelle Winkler in their battle with the ACLU, which had complained that faculty and teachers were talking about their beliefs. Nearly 400 graduating seniors at Pace, a Santa...
  • Nashville school fights recorded, posted on YouTube

    06/05/2009 5:27:30 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 19 replies · 1,010+ views
    WRAL (N.C.) ^ | Updated: Jun. 2, 2009 | Adam Owens
    Nashville, N.C. — Some parents say Nash Central Middle School has become a battleground with student fights in the hallways and bathrooms. Concerned for their children's safety, parents filled the Nash-Rocky Mount school board meeting Monday evening. Parents, students say fights taking place at school WATCH VIDEO
  • Lee County School District late paying taxes on five of its properties

    06/04/2009 5:33:12 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 3 replies · 230+ views
    Naples News ^ | 6/4/09
    LEE COUNTY — The Lee County School District is supported with taxes but is now on the list of property owners who have failed to pay 2008 taxes on time. According to the Lee County Tax Collector Web site, the district has not paid taxes on five of the 126 properties it owns, the largest of which is a $34,000 bill for 2008 taxes on an undeveloped property in Cape Coral. The taxes owed are non-ad valorem taxes — for services such as wastewater treatment — and not the same kind of taxes at the heart of a discussion in...
  • New York Teacher Charged for Enticement of Minor

    06/04/2009 5:56:06 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 4 replies · 510+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | June 2, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Southern District of New York
    LEV L. DASSIN, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that GREGG M. CAVALUZZI, 34, a former Pelham middle school teacher, has been arrested for enticement of a minor. According to the Complaint filed yesterday in White Plains federal court and statements at CAVALUZZI’s presentment yesterday afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge PAUL E. DAVISON: From approximately May 19 through May 31, 2009, CAVALUZZI had numerous recorded telephone conversations and text message exchanges with a police officer from the Westchester County Police Department who was posing as a 15-year-old girl. During the telephone conversations and...
  • Board votes to fire teacher charged with having sex with student (They needed to VOTE?)

    06/03/2009 7:33:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies · 1,611+ views
    Pioneer Local ^ | 6/02/09
    Board votes to fire teacher charged with having sex with studentJune 2, 2009 By CRAIG A. WHITNEY Maine Township High School District 207 officials voted to terminate the employment of Jennifer Espinosa, the Maine East teacher charged on suspicion of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old former student. Board members voted 7-0 on the issue during Monday's regular Board of Education meeting in the board room of the Ralph Frost Administration Center, 1131 S. Dee Road. Jennifer Espinosa District spokesman Dave Beery explained the decision Tuesday, which became effective immediately. "They voted to terminate her employment," he said. The...
  • Teens charged in sexual assault on teammate

    06/03/2009 3:04:00 PM PDT · by decimon · 16 replies · 1,030+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 3, 2009 | Unknown
    Middle-school students to be tried as adults in alleged locker room attackFour middle-school students in the Tampa, Fla., area are being charged as adults with sexually assaulting a younger flag-football teammate in a locker room.
  • Former Michigan School Superintendent Indicted in Bribery Conspiracy

    06/03/2009 3:20:52 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 1 replies · 291+ views
    United States Attorney's Office Western District of Michigan ^ | June 2, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Western District of Michigan
    A Grand Rapids, Mich., grand jury returned a two-count indictment charging a former school superintendent with engaging in a conspiracy to accept a bribe from a vendor and to deprive his former employer and the citizens of Michigan of his honest services in connection with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) E-Rate Program. The former superintendent was also charged with obstructing justice in relation to the Department of Justice’s investigation into potential fraud and competitive bidding violations relating to E-Rate Program funding applications in Michigan. According to the indictment filed today in the U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids, Mich., Bradley...
  • Foul-Mouthed Homosexual Activist and Anti-Christian Bigot Appointed to Obama Administration

    06/02/2009 6:00:39 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 54 replies · 2,092+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/2/09 | Peter J. Smith
    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 2, 2009 ( - Although President Barack Obama has advocated speaking "fair minded words" in debating differences on major ethical issues, his recent nominee to the Department of Education's Office of Safe & Drug Free Schools is a homosexual activist with a history of using foul and abusive language against those who have opposed his homosexualist agenda. Kevin Jennings, the founder of the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN), was recently appointed to the Obama Administration as Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Safe & Drug Free Schools, which is under the Department of Education led by Education...
  • Spitting in the eye of mainstream education

    05/30/2009 3:03:38 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 45 replies · 1,695+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/31/2009 | Mitchell Landsberg
    Not many schools in California recruit teachers with language like this: "We are looking for hard working people who believe in free market capitalism. . . . Multi-cultural specialists, ultra liberal zealots, and college-tainted oppression liberators need not apply." That, it turns out, is just the beginning of the ways in which American Indian Public Charter and its two sibling schools spit in the eye of mainstream education. These small, no-frills, independent public schools in the hard-scrabble flats of Oakland sometimes seem like creations of television's "Colbert Report." They mock liberal orthodoxy with such zeal that it can seem like...
  • Plainfield (IL) School Bus Driver Arrested for Child Pornography

    05/29/2009 5:27:08 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 4 replies · 871+ views
    FBI Chicago ^ | May 28, 2009 | FBI Chicago
    Robert D. Grant, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced today the arrest of MARIO MESCHINO, age 41, of 24950 Madison in Plainfield, Illinois. MESCHINO was arrested yesterday morning at his residence, without incident, by Special Agents assigned to the Chicago FBI's Innocent Images Task Force (IITF). MESCHINO, who is employed by the First Student Transportation Company in Plainfield as a school bus driver, was charged in a criminal complaint filed yesterday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Chicago with one count of Distribution of Child Pornography, which is a felony offense. According...
  • Teen charged in 'cold-blooded assassination of a middle-school student'

    05/22/2009 11:18:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies · 2,337+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | Maria Cramer
    The 18-year-old accused of gunning down a middle school student at a bus stop earlier this month allegedly shot him twice and then continued on his way to high school, police and prosecutors said today at a press conference announcing his arrest. "This was a cold-blooded assassination of a middle school student," said Assistant District Attorney Joshua Wall at the press conference at Boston police headquarters. Xzeniyeju Chukwuezi is accused of walking up to Soheil Turner, 15, as he waited for a bus on Dudley Street at 7:20 a.m. on May 7 and firing two bullets into his head. Boston...
  • Teacher arrested for terroristic threatening (Kentucky)

    05/20/2009 4:45:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 725+ views
    WKYT-TV ^ | May 20, 2009 | Janet Kim
    A Knox Central High School Math Teacher, 28-year old Jason Davis was arrested Tuesday for 2nd Degree terroristic threatening. He is accused of threatening to kill 500 people and put his school in the national news on the last day of school. Superintendent Walter Hulett says he didn't want to take the accusations lightly, sparking the investigation. Davis sat down with 27 NEWSFIRST and says this was all a misunderstanding. He says he was stressed but not threatening
  • Our children as props (WA Gov signs gay rights bill in a pre-school)

    05/19/2009 6:27:51 PM PDT · by llevrok · 23 replies · 820+ views
    KIRO Radio (Seattle) ^ | 5/19/09 | Dori Monson
    Tuesday, May 19, 2009 @ 11:24am Dori writes... People asked me why I didn't talk about the governor signing the "everything but marriage" bill yesterday. I didn't address it on the air because to me, there's nothing controversial about the bill. I think homosexuals should have the same legal rights as heteros - but I do not think we should redefine marriage. I am perfectly fine with this bill. But I am NOT fine with the outrageous use of children in the photo-op of the governor signing the bill. Gregoire surrounded herself with a group of four year olds as...
  • Sheriff: La. 8th-grader planned school shooting

    05/18/2009 7:00:19 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 15 replies · 744+ views
    LAROSE, La. – A Louisiana middle school student stormed into a classroom and fired a gunshot over a teacher's head Monday before shooting himself in a bathroom, authorities said. Investigators found a suicide note and plans for a rampage in the teen's journal. The 15-year-old student, whose name was not released, fired once around 9 a.m. inside a classroom at Larose-Cut Off Middle School, then shot himself in the head, said Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre. He was in critical but stable condition. The teacher had never taught the teen. Webre said investigators found a note describing the boy's plans...
  • Father Calls 911 Because Son Won't Clean His Room

    05/18/2009 3:57:41 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 1,068+ views ^ | May 18, 2009 | jammiewearingfool
    The father said he overreacted. And who can blame him when the son is 28 years old. But that's not the best part. The son is also a school board member and a budding Democrat politician who lives in his parent's basement. It's odd enough that a Bedford father would actually call police after arguing with his son about cleaning his room. Stranger still, the sloppy son is 28 years old and serves on the Bedford School Board. "I know this looks bad," said School Board member Andrew Mizsak, who lives with his parents and also works as an independent...
  • Legacy enrollments offered in two top L.A.-area school districts

    05/17/2009 4:29:08 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 1 replies · 236+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 16, 2009 | Seema Mehta
    Emulating a controversial practice at many colleges, two high-achieving public school districts in California are giving preference to the children of alumni. The Beverly Hills Unified School District and the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District have adopted legacy admissions policies for children of former students who live outside their enrollment boundaries. The policies appear to be the first in the nation at public schools, education experts said. The programs vary slightly, but leaders of both districts say they hope to raise money by forging closer ties with alumni who may be priced out of their hometowns as well as with...
  • ‘No Child Left Inside Act' Would Spend $500M Teaching 'Environmental Literacy'

    05/17/2009 4:24:04 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 8 replies · 394+ views
    CNS ^ | Friday, May 15, 2009 | Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer
    Surrounded by elementary students from the Green School in Baltimore and charming critters – including an armadillo, cheetah and an Asian Toddy Cat – Democrats declared that the introduction of the “No Child Left Inside Act of 2009” was “historic” legislation that would connect children with nature. Some critics, however, said it is a way to spread environmental propaganda in the public schools.
  • Protesting L.A. teachers arrested outside district offices

    05/15/2009 3:05:47 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies · 455+ views
    LA Times ^ | May 15, 2009
    About 45 Los Angeles teachers and union leaders were arrested and booked for unlawful assembly outside school district headquarters today after they sat in the middle of the street and refused to move in an act of civil disobedience meant to protest possible layoffs. Among those detained outside Los Angeles Unified District offices on Beaudry Street, between Third and Fourth streets, was L.A. teachers union leader A.J. Duffy. The protesters were warned four times by police via bullhorn to move out of the street before they were handcuffed. They were then led to a waiting Los Angeles Police Department bus....
  • Education bureaucrats&#8217; unquenchable thirst: No amount of spending will ever be enough

    05/11/2009 1:48:48 PM PDT · by NevadaPolicyResearchInstitute · 7 replies · 1,016+ views
    Nevada Policy Research Institute ^ | 5/11/09 | Patrick R. Gibbons
    Over the last decade the various teachers unions across the country have expanded their operations into the courtroom. Unions have threatened, and even successfully litigated, "adequacy" lawsuits across the country, to force states to increase funds to K-12 education. On Tuesday, Lynn Warne, president of the Nevada State Education Association, threatened such an adequacy lawsuit. But what exactly is "adequate" funding? The National Center for Education Statistics reports that during the 1959-60 school year, Nevada spent $430 per pupil. By the 1999-2000 school year, Nevada was spending $6,145 per pupil. After adjusting for inflation, Nevada spent about 146 percent more...
  • School sued over lesbian lecturer

    05/10/2009 6:00:02 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 16 replies · 1,382+ views
    One News Now ^ | 5/9/2009 | Charlie Butts
    The Pacific Justice Institute is suing a California school district after students were addressed by a lesbian pastor. Brad Dacus, founder of the Pacific Justice Institute, tells OneNewsNow a lesbian minister visited Castro Valley High School and gave a presentation called "Out for Good." The parents found out about the incident after the fact. "A lesbian minister was invited to guest lecture for math and science classes," he explains. "At that time, she shared her personal views on homosexuality, including a discussion of her lesbian wedding, the homosexual prom, and other such events and things that many parents were very...
  • High school teacher's anti-Creationism comment violated law

    05/09/2009 4:24:41 PM PDT · by Eva · 9 replies · 630+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 5/1/09 | Scott Martindale
    Mission Viejo history teacher James Corbett violated the First Amendment, a federal court rules. SANTA ANA – A Mission Viejo high school history teacher violated the First Amendment by disparaging Christians during a classroom lecture, a federal judge ruled today.
  • Accused of sexual abuse, but back in the classroom

    05/09/2009 4:38:56 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies · 530+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 8, 2009 | Jason Song
    Repeatedly, the [Los Angeles Unified School] district failed to follow up on sexual misconduct complaints against employees once police or prosecutors dropped criminal actions. ... Prosecutors say molestation cases are extremely difficult to try because they often depend heavily on the accounts of young, frightened and shame-filled victims. But nothing prevents L.A. Unified from looking further into cases that police or prosecutors decline to pursue. Indeed, district policy has long required school officials to perform an independent inquiry. Under state law, the district can fire teachers for conduct it deems immoral or unprofessional, even if the acts fall short of...
  • Pa. High School Orders Shot Glasses As Prom Favors

    05/09/2009 3:11:56 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 9 replies · 553+ views
    cbsnews ^ | May. 9, 2009
    A Pennsylvania high school ordered more than 450 shot glasses for its prom, a move the assistant principal now says sent the wrong message. As the Warwick High School students left last week's dance, the prom committee handed them souvenir shot glasses. The girls who attended last year's prom got a picture frame; the boys, a money clip. Assistant Principal Scott Galen says: "Unfortunately, this year the junior class didn't have quite as much money." Galen says the principal signed off on the purchase order, but that paperwork simply said "prom souvenir" and didn't identify the mementos as shot glasses....
  • Protesters Blast Congress for Axing D.C. Vouchers While Sending Own Kids to Private School

    05/06/2009 2:56:26 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 23 replies · 932+ views
    fox news ^ | 5/6/2009 | fox news
    Supporters of a celebrated school voucher program in Washington rallied near the mayor's office Wednesday to save the scholarships from being slashed by Congress -- nearly 40 percent of whose members send their own children to private schools. An estimated 1,000 parents, children and community leaders attended the afternoon protest in Washington's Freedom Plaza, where they called on D.C. politicians to help preserve a federal school choice program that currently assists more than 1,700 students with scholarships worth up to $7,500. "Several years ago many of us in this good city worked very hard to get a program going with...
  • PMS got my daughter kicked out of school (thanks Obama)

    05/06/2009 3:16:42 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 65 replies · 4,924+ views
    Free Republic ^ | May 6,2009 | me
    Sorry for the vanity but I wanted to vent. My 12 year old daughter is experiencing changes that daughters experience (yes I'm a single dad and this has been very traumatic for me). Apparently those changes can cause your temperature to fluctuate and make your stomach cramp. My daughter was experiencing those issues on Monday and went to the nurses' office at school who in turn called me to come get my daughter as she is experiencing "flu like symptoms and has a temperature of 100 degrees". After getting off the phone with the nurse I immediately called my pediatrician...
  • Students enjoy time off as adults panic (all over the Pussy Cat...errr...Swine Flu)

    05/06/2009 3:37:13 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 55 replies · 3,706+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinal ^ | May 5, 2009 | Jim Stingl
    Students enjoy time off as adults panic May 5, 2009 Really hyped up. That's how 18-year-old Lance Orr describes the flu fever that closed his MPS high school, the Milwaukee Learning Laboratory and Institute. When his uncle heard that Lance was a swine flu refugee, he chided him, "Don't come around here with your sick self!" Lance is perfectly healthy. I found him playing baseball with other idled students on the tennis courts that serve his school and nearby Hamilton High School, which also was locked up tight Tuesday. Relatively few cases of this flu hit the Milwaukee area, but...
  • Kettering Attorney/Girls Basketball Coach Arrested- Obscene Images to Minors

    05/04/2009 4:15:31 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 1 replies · 727+ views
    FBI Cincinnati ^ | May 4, 2009 | FBI Cincinnati
    Keith L. Bennett, Special Agent in Charge (SAC), of the Cincinnati Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Gregory G. Lockhart, United States Attorney, Southern District of Ohio, announce that Marc Norman Greenberg, age 32 of Centerville, Ohio, was arrested without incident this morning at his law office in Kettering by FBI agents. Greenberg has been charged in a federal complaint filed at the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Dayton, with 12 counts of violating Title 18, U.S. Code Section 1470 (Obscenity). Greenberg is the Girls Basketball Coach at Chaminade-Julienne High School in Dayton. The complaint...
  • Fascist Michigan Teacher Scolds High School Student For Reading Fox News.Com (Video)

    05/02/2009 6:18:15 PM PDT · by DrGop0821 · 17 replies · 1,187+ views
    More proof of the Liberal mentality in our schools. The student did nothing wrong, yet was yelled at for 10 minutes for watching the "wrong" news. Teacher told student that Fox has "conservative views" they are trying to push on people.