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  • Lockheed cuts ties with Boy Scouts

    12/19/2013 1:07:21 PM PST · by madprof98 · 123 replies
    Marietta (GA) Daily Journal ^ | 12/19/13 | Jon Gillooly
    The Lockheed Martin Corp. is cutting ties with the Boy Scouts of America because the group does not allow gay Scout leaders, officials told the MDJ on Wednesday. “While we applaud the mission of the Boy Scouts and the good things they do in our communities, their policies that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and religious affiliation conflict with Lockheed Martin policies,” said Lockheed spokesman Gordon Johndroe. The reference to “religious affiliation” has to do with the Boy Scouts’ ban on atheist members.
  • Send Your Kid to Private School? You Suck

    08/29/2013 10:08:42 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 106 replies
    Newser ^ | 08/29/2013 | By Kevin Spak
    (Newser) – Do you send your kids to private school? Then congratulations: "You are a bad person," Allison Benedikt argues in Slate. "Not bad like murder bad—but bad like ruining-one-of-our-nation’s-most-essential-institutions-in-order-to-get-what’s-best-for-your-kid bad. So pretty bad." Her reasoning is simple: if everyone were invested in public schools—and not just monetarily invested, "but real flesh-and-blood-offspring" invested—they would get better. Involved parents can make a huge difference. Yes, your kid may not get as excellent an education. "Take a deep breath and live with that." "If you can afford private school," even just barely, "chances are that your spawn will be perfectly fine...
  • School forces all girls to lesbian kiss (Boys get lessons in how to spot 'sluts')

    04/24/2013 11:02:14 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 75 replies
    WND ^ | Arpil 24, 2013 | Chelsea Schilling
    Outraged parents say a New York middle school instructed young female students to ask one another for a lesbian kiss – and boys learned how to spot young sluts – in an anti-bullying presentation on gender identity and sexual orientation, according to Fox News’ Todd Starnes. According to Starnes’ Report, the children attended a special April 11 health class taught by college students at Linden Avenue Middle School in Red Hook, N.Y. Parents say they were not notified of the presentation. The students were introduced to terms such as “pansexual” and “genderqueer.” Some of the young female students said they...
  • Middle School Girls Forced to Ask Classmates for ‘Lesbian Kiss’ During Anti-Bullying Presentation

    04/23/2013 11:25:09 AM PDT · by NYer · 112 replies
    Christian News ^ | April 20, 2013 | Heather Clark
    Red Hook, New York – A recent anti-bullying presentation at a middle school in New York that focused on homosexuality and gender identity has angered parents after their daughters have come home to tell them they were forced to ask another girl for a kiss.According to reports, the session occurred last week at Linden Avenue Middle School in Red Hook, New York, near Poughkeepsie. A group of students from Bard College led two workshops for the youth, separated by gender.During the workshop for girls, the 13 and 14-year-olds were told to ask one another for a kiss. They were...
  • Indoctrination by Crossword

    04/11/2013 2:35:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2013 | Kyle Olson
    Eighth-graders in Wisconsin’s Union Grove school district were assigned to fill out a “Liberalism vs. Conservatism” crossword puzzle, and they learned some new and very questionable “facts.” Students learned conservatism is “the political belief of preserving traditional moral values by restricting personal freedoms … ” Conversely, they learned liberalism is “the political belief of equality and personal freedom for everyone, often changing the current system to increase government protection of civil liberties.” See the photos here. The crossword puzzle was part of a civics assignment that was forwarded to EAGnews by Tamara Varebrook, a local conservative activist whose eighth-grade daughter...
  • Wis. 8th Grade Crossword Puzzle Definitions: Conservatism = ‘Restricting Personal Freedoms,’

    04/11/2013 1:39:53 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | april 11, 2013 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    A mother at a Wisconsin public school said her daughter’s eighth grade class was assigned a worksheet with some eyebrow-raising definitions for “conservatism” and “liberalism.” Conservatism, it stated in part, believes in “preserving traditional moral values by restricting personal freedoms” while liberalism is for “equality and personal freedom for everyone.” “This is indoctrination,” Tamra Varebrook, a Republican activist in Racine, Wis., told TheBlaze on Thursday after her 13-year-old daughter showed her the crossword-style vocabulary sheet from Union Grove Elementary School earlier this week. Varebrook first talked about the assignment with the news arm of the conservative Education Action Group. Varebrook...
  • Public School Teacher Mocks Female Student’s Romney T-Shirt, Accuses Her of Supporting the KKK

    12/22/2012 9:30:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    It’s not always fun and easy being a young Republican, let alone an enthusiastic Mitt Romney supporter. Whoa: The parents of the Charles Carroll High School student ridiculed and ordered by her teacher to remove a t-shirt supporting Mitt Romney sued the teacher and school district on Friday, claiming the act violated the girl's civil rights. Filed in federal court in Philadelphia, the suit says the district ignored Samantha Pawlucy's right to free speech, let other students threaten and harass her and subjected her "to emotional distress, simply because she exercised her First Amendment rights." Fernando Gallard, a spokesman for...
  • Professor Blames Mass Shootings on ‘White Male Privilege’

    12/19/2012 5:43:00 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 40 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/19/12
    <p>Some opinions only get attention because they come from people with advanced degrees who make their living on the taxpayer dime. That’s certainly the case for Hugo Schwyzer, a history and gender studies professor at Pasadena City College.</p> <p>He has a history of blaming white men for most of the mass killings that take place in the United States. Friday’s tragic shootings in Newtown, Connecticut gave him a great opportunity to spout his nonsense once again.</p>
  • Bill Ayers: Leftist Power is in Schools

    12/13/2012 6:36:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    Terrorist turned teacher Bill Ayers appeared at a recent Big Apple gathering of “Change the Stakes,” an anti-testing group comprised mostly of teachers and parents. At least two employees of the New York City Board of Education were there as well. EAGnews obtained exclusive video of the event and will be releasing more clips in the coming days. But first we would like to present Ayers’ statement on the power of radical socialist educators in today’s public schools. It should send chills down every parent’s spine. SEE THE VIDEO HERE. Ayers explained to his audience that leftists wrongly put...
  • British schools drop Holocaust from history lessons so as not to offend Muslims

    08/18/2012 12:40:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 84 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 17, 2012 | Howard Portnoy
    A new report by Britain’s Department for Education and Skills notes that an increasing number of schools are dropping the teaching of the Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim students. The report, titled Teaching Emotive and Controversial History, also observes that many teachers are reluctant to discuss the Crusades because the lessons frequently contradict what is taught in local mosques... 30 non-Muslim children at an elementary school in Scotland were required to visit a mosque in Glasgow, where they were instructed to recite the shahada, the Islam declaration of faith, which states, “There is no god but Allah...
  • Liberal profs admit they’d discriminate against conservatives in hiring, advancement

    08/02/2012 2:03:10 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 1, 2012 | Emily Esfahani Smith
    ......................Psychologists Yoel Inbar and Joris Lammers, based at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, surveyed a roughly representative sample of academics and scholars in social psychology and found that “In decisions ranging from paper reviews to hiring, many social and personality psychologists admit that they would discriminate against openly conservative colleagues.” This finding surprised the researchers. The survey questions “were so blatant that I thought we’d get a much lower rate of agreement,” Mr. Inbar said. “Usually you have to be pretty tricky to get people to say they’d discriminate against minorities.” One question, according to the researchers, “asked whether, in...
  • They Prefer Alinsky

    03/16/2010 6:11:28 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 4 replies · 327+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 03/16/2010 | Richard Williams
    With all the phony academic hand-wringing and whining over the Texas textbook debate, you think you would have heard one, just one (Come on, can I hear just ONE!?), academic express concern about the most powerful teacher's union in the United State, the NEA, embracing and recommending this book for its "non-partisan" and "apolitical" teachers and members: Rules For Radicals, by Saul Alinsky . . .
  • Editorial: UC Berkeley wise to research right-wing movements

    03/13/2009 8:05:39 AM PDT · by SmithL · 56 replies · 1,565+ views
    MediaNews via CoCoTimes ^ | 3/13/9 | Editor
    AT A TIME WHEN the nation has turned to the left, one of the more liberal universities in the nation will be studying right-wing movements. Although the timing is odd, investigation of the right is a welcome academic pursuit. Thanks to an anonymous $777,000 donation a Center for the Comparative Study of Right-wing Movements will be established at UC Berkeley. Researchers will analyze right-wing groups in the United States and abroad and compare them. Larry Rosenthal, a sociologist who will oversee the center, is on target in saying that conservative movements have been overlooked in academia, which tends to be...
  • Governor Blasted for Signing 'Sexual Indoctrination' Bills

    10/15/2007 10:41:26 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 49 replies · 92+ views
    Governor Blasted for Signing 'Sexual Indoctrination' Bills By Susan Jones CNSNews.com Senior Editor October 15, 2007 (CNSNews.com) - A conservative group says private schools and home schooling will be the only sanctuary for California parents when two "school sexual indoctrination" laws take effect on Jan. 1. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger -- without comment -- signed four bills backed by the homosexual community over the weekend, two of them dealing with public schools. (Gov. Schwarzenegger vetoed similar bills last year when he was running for re-election, conservative groups noted.) "Arnold Schwarzenegger has delivered young children into the hands of those who...
  • So how did An Inconvenient Truth become required classroom viewing?

    05/26/2007 6:39:53 AM PDT · by JillValentine · 39 replies · 1,747+ views
    National Post/Live Daily ^ | 5-19-2007 | Kevin Libin
    First it was his world history class. Then he saw it in his economics class. And his world issues class. And his environment class. In total, 18-year-old McKenzie, a Northern Ontario high schooler, says he has had the film An Inconvenient Truth shown to him by four different teachers this year. "I really don't understand why they keep showing it," says McKenzie (his parents asked that his last name not be used). "I've spoken to the principal about it, and he said that teachers are instructed to present it as a debate. But every time we've seen it, well, one...
  • After Imus: End the Executions

    05/03/2007 6:29:25 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 15 replies · 941+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 3 May 2007 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    Don Imus, Bernard McGuirk, Trent Lott, Larry Summers, the Duke lacrosse team, Jimmy the Greek, the kid who yelled "water buffalo" at Penn, Howard Cosell, Jon Stewart, Chief Illiniwek, Jackie Mason and "South Park" all have in common only one thing: They have not been Politically Correct. ...Despite the ironic mockery, political correctness still packs a punch. Say the wrong thing today and you can be gone tomorrow, your status as a top broadcaster, university president or politician obliterated. It happens in the small space of a sentence -- defrocked, banished, gonzo. Outside a courtroom, I'm not aware of many...
  • ["Grey's Anatomy" Actor Isaiah]Washington to Do Ad for Gay Rights Group

    05/02/2007 11:43:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 666+ views
    iWon News ^ | May 2, 2007
    Isaiah Washington, who came under fire after using an anti-gay slur, will appear in a public service announcement on behalf of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network. "We're gonna have - I want to say at least two versions of it at this point. We may broaden our message a little," the actor's publicist, Howard Bragman, told The Associated Press in a phone interview Wednesday. Washington ran into trouble at the Golden Globe Awards in January after he used an anti-gay slur during a backstage press conference while denying he'd used...
  • ASU student objects to sensitivity exercise (Assigned the identity of a gay Hispanic)

    01/29/2007 6:23:08 PM PST · by paulat · 30 replies · 1,498+ views
    East Valley Tribune (Arizona) ^ | 1/21/07 | David Discobing
    ASU student objects to sensitivity exercise By David Discobing, For the Tribune January 21, 2007 Arizona State University senior Ryan Visconti was told “his kind” wasn’t welcome — that he was an abomination and an unforgiveable sinner. He pleaded to join the “church,” which was set up Jan. 10 as part of diversity training for ASU dormitory employees. The role-play training took place Jan. 11, one week before the start of the spring semester. Assigned the identity of a gay Hispanic, Visconti’s persistence during the training got him nowhere. A woman with a Southern accent told him there was nothing...
  • FL Schools To Admit America-Hating Veterans Group - Veterans For Peace

    07/18/2006 12:32:29 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 27 replies · 707+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | July 18, 2006 | N/A
    From baynews9.com: Hearing both sidesSunday, July 16, 2006For the past year, the former president of Tampa Bay Veterans for Peace, Dwight Lawton, has been trying to spread a message to Pinellas County high school students."For students, it is that they have equal access to information so that they can make decision based on understanding the pros and cons of going in the service," Lawton said.Lawton, 75, was drafted into the Navy and fought in the Korean War. He says although he had no choice in serving in the military, kids today do. He's pushing for the Pinellas County school board...
  • Snippet of 'Brokeback Moutain' shown in high school film class (KY)

    05/18/2006 12:28:59 PM PDT · by DBeers · 85 replies · 2,556+ views
    WKYT TV 27 & WYMT TV 57 Mountain News (KY) ^ | May. 18, 2006 | Associated Press
    Snippet of 'Brokeback Moutain' shown in high school film class CANNONSBURG, Ky. -- An English teacher at an eastern Kentucky school hampered by division over gay issues showed a short snippet of "Brokeback Mountain" to her students in a class. About 2 1/2 minutes of the film was shown last week in a senior cinematography class at Boyd County High School, Superintendent Howard K. Osborne said Thursday. The brief showing of the film, which centers on the sexual relationship between two male sheepherders, upset at least one parent who had a student in the class. Nothing with sexual content was...
  • PSU (Penn State) censors exhibit

    04/21/2006 10:46:17 AM PDT · by Happy Valley Dude · 62 replies · 1,972+ views
    The Daily Collegian ^ | 4/21/2006 | Jessica Remitz
    For Penn State student Josh Stulman, years of hard work ended in disappointment yesterday when the university cancelled his upcoming art exhibit for violation of Penn State's policies on nondiscrimination, harassment and hate. Three days before his 10-piece exhibit -- Portraits of Terror -- was scheduled to open at the Patterson Building, Stulman (senior-painting and anthropology) received an e-mail message from the School of Visual Arts that said his exhibit on images of terrorism "did not promote cultural diversity" or "opportunities for democratic dialogue" and the display would be cancelled. The exhibit, Stulman said, which is based mainly on the...
  • Students Skip School in Houston To Protest Immigration Plan

    03/27/2006 11:35:38 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 73 replies · 1,462+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/27/06 | Staff
    Hundreds of northwest Houston high school students walked out of class Monday to protest in the streets over efforts in Congress to crack down on illegal immigrants, KPRC Local 2 reported. Students at Eisenhower High School started their protest march at their school, located at 7922 Antoine, and planned to end it at Interstate 45. The House passed measures that would make being an undocumented immigrant a felony and erect a 700-mile fence along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border. Many of the students said immigration reform hits close to home and they believe that it would be unfair. "This is a...
  • Free speech means free speech

    03/11/2006 5:33:36 PM PST · by texassizednightcrawler · 34 replies · 662+ views
    The First Amendment to the Constitution is arguably the most important. This amendment, packaged with the nine following it as the Bill of Rights, grants citizens the freedoms of press, speech, religion, peaceful assembly and a right to "petition the government for a redress of grievances." Freedom of speech cases are often some of the most hotly contested in the country. Recently, a case involving a high school social studies teacher has been given national media attention. The case involves Denver teacher Jay Bennish, who was put on paid leave from Overland High School after comparing President George W. Bush's...
  • The Boston Globe: Pimping for 'gays'

    02/26/2006 12:58:24 PM PST · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 1,421+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 2/25/06 | John Haskins
    An open letter to Helen Donovan, editor of the Globe on its article "Gay principals soon take helm at both Newton high schools." Dear Helen: Under your supervision – or that of another of the homosexuality marketeers now running the Globe – we got this latest little goodie: "Jennifer Price, 34, is a doctoral student at Harvard's Graduate School of Education who lives in Newton with her spouse and their two young children. She takes over at Newton North High School in July." Now, Helen, you're not intentionally avoiding a franker use of English just so the precipitously declining...
  • THE "UNHINGED" EFFECT (Michelle Malkin's Book Causing Leftists To Become Self-Conscious)

    02/16/2006 9:43:34 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies · 649+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | February 16, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    I'm heading home in a bit after an enjoyable event at Oberlin College kicking off the Ronald Reagan Lecture Series. It was refreshing to see a healthy, engaged group of College Republicans on campus, and some wonderful professors on their side grounded in reality. C-SPAN covered the speech, which will probably air in the next week or so. I think "Unhinged" is having the salutary effect of making liberal students very self-conscious about their behavior at conservative speakers' events. Before I spoke, students passed around anonymous flyers, which read in part: This flyer is written to inform you that the...
  • ZOT this Fashist!

    02/08/2006 12:53:07 PM PST · by fingerlakestennesee · 197 replies · 7,796+ views
    LIVE FREE FROM FASHISTS!
    In this war freedom should come first not after! In New Hampshire the Motto is Live free or Die! I don't need Bush spying on law abiding americans and taking our freedoms. Anyone who surrenders a square inch of freedom to the government in the name of saftey is a traitor and should be treated like one! Let the Bush Fashists all drop dead! Filthy Commys! LET FREEDOM RING!
  • 5 Year Old's Father JAILED for STRAIGHT opt-out stance in MA-LIVE (vanity, my title)

    08/10/2005 11:27:10 AM PDT · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 52 replies · 2,538+ views
    self ^ | 8/10/05 | self
    Live right now on Webcast: (11-12am PST) David Parker did not want his child indoctrinated with pro-homosexuality material on a taxpayer-supported school campus. He was arrested and jailed during a peaceful visit to arrange an opt-out option for his five-year old child. He is being interviewed by Janet Folger, of Faith to Action. Folger is formerly with CFRA.org. The incident happened at Esterbrook Elementary School Lexington MA Folger has written a book, The Criminalization of Christianity. People, especially residents of Massachusetts, are being urged to contact the school.... 781 861 2550 Superintendant's Office
  • Fonda will speak at "Opening Doors" conference for girls

    01/22/2005 10:55:35 PM PST · by Brian328i · 161 replies · 19,760+ views
    Bozeman Chronicle ^ | 2005/01/23 | Chronicle Staff
    Girls For A Change, a group of Bozeman High School girls, have been busy creating an educational and inspirational one-day conference for high school-age girls and actress/activist Jane Fonda has agreed to be the keynote speaker. The conference will be held Saturday, Feb. 12, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Montana State University Strand Union Building. "Opening Doors" is designed to help girls build a future in which they are economically self-sufficient and successful in all aspects of their lives -- personal, academic, and professional lives. The planning committee's invitation to Fonda to be the keynote speaker "elicited...
  • Evolution ruling gets cheers from scientists (Forced removal of evolution 'warning' on textbooks.)

    01/15/2005 2:06:00 PM PST · by Happy2BMe · 435 replies · 4,918+ views
    ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- Since 2002, Dr. Kenneth Miller has been upset that biology textbooks he has written are slapped with a warning sticker by the time they appear in suburban Atlanta schools. Evolution, the stickers say, is "a theory, not a fact."
  • ZOT! The Civics Lesson: A Language Arts/ Social Science Project

    12/27/2004 12:59:08 PM PST · by thecivicslesson · 182 replies · 2,115+ views
    The purpose of this lesson is to satisfy the California State Language Arts Standards for use of electronic and internet sources, reading comprehension, writing, and analysis of public debate; and Social Science Standards for democracy in action, the American political process, and participation in public debate.
  • Frist calls for review of abstinence-only programs (a cave-in to nosehair Waxman?)

    12/05/2004 6:12:38 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 65 replies · 2,275+ views
    KVIA ^ | Dec 4 04 | KVIA
    Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is calling for a review of federally funded sexual abstinence programs. The Tennessee Republican told A-B-C's "This Week" program that federal officials should look into allegations that the programs give students false and misleading medical information. California Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman says the programs give out false information about condoms and the effects of abortion. He also accuses the programs of blurring science and religion and getting fundamental scientific facts wrong. Frist, who's a doctor, didn't directly address the issues raised. But he says the programs should be reviewed.
  • Terrorist Teacher

    12/02/2004 3:47:38 AM PST · by kattracks · 18 replies · 1,079+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 12/02/04 | Jacob Laksin
    Convicted leftist terrorist Susan Rosenberg must be counted among the unlikeliest candidates ever to be awarded a university teaching post. Just four years ago, Rosenberg was serving out the 16th year of a 58-year sentence for the possession of more than 700 pounds of explosives and a stockpile of illicit weapons. Moreover, the onetime member of a leftist terrorist outfit called “The Family” was also a suspect in a 1981 robbery-gone-awry that left three people dead in Nyack, New York. However, next January students at Hamilton College, a small liberal arts school in upstate New York, will know Susan Rosenberg,...
  • Gay issues study forced by law: Trustees

    11/18/2004 3:19:03 AM PST · by Lorenb420 · 15 replies · 657+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2004-11-18 | BRETT CLARKSON AND ANTONELLA ARTUSO
    MUSLIM parents who object to their kids taking same-sex issues classes may not have a choice under Ontario's human rights code. The Toronto District School Board refused to grant Muslim students exemption from classes teaching same-sex issues because the class is based in the Ontario Human Rights Code, said Patricia Hayes, a human rights officer with the board. "It's human rights education," Hayes said. "We can't exempt anyone from human rights education." She said the board is "legally bound" to protect the rights of kids with parents in a same-sex relationship. Education Minister Gerard Kennedy said public schools exist to...
  • Boulder High School Talent Show

    11/11/2004 6:14:24 AM PST · by Colorado Willie · 223 replies · 10,720+ views
    103.5 The Fox Lewis & Floorwax Show
    Listening to Lewis & Floorwax (radio personalities out of Denver, CO on 103.5). Boulder High School is having a talent show Friday night. One of the acts is a band that includes 2 teachers, the band name is "The Taliband". They will be performing a song they worte titled "I Wish George Bush was Dead". This was reported by a parent. The band had to audition in front of a group including two other teachers and were selected to perform Friday night.
  • Horlick voting project canceled

    11/01/2004 6:26:26 PM PST · by TexKat · 40 replies · 802+ views
    The Journal Times ^ | 11/1/04 | Phyllis Sides
    RACINE - The get out the vote project planned by Horlick High School students has been canceled. Racine Unified School District Superintendent Thomas Hicks said what started out to be a class-related activity last week turned out to be a partisan event. The decision to cancel the event was made Monday morning after he learned the facts had changed and it was no longer a bipartisan endeavor. "At one point it appeared it was going to be bipartisan and reach out to all of the community. But some groups decided they didn't want be part of it. Not everyone was...
  • "Sex Manual" for 12 Year Old School Children has Nova Scotia Parents Riled

    09/20/2004 5:49:16 AM PDT · by NYer · 64 replies · 5,938+ views
    Lifesite ^ | September 17, 2004
    HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, September 17, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A sex manual, aimed at Nova Scotia school children from grade seven and older, has many parents fuming. The manual -- Sex? A Healthy Sexuality Resource -- contains subject materials totally inappropriate for children, according to a parents group, Parent Advocates for Accountability Group (PAAG). As a result of parental concern, the proposed deadline for the release of the booklet has been extended from September 9 to the end of the month, giving parents time to review the 124 page document which tells children (among other things) that being 12 years old...
  • Critics say history book whitewashes Soviet era - Gulag system and repression aren't mentioned

    08/22/2004 1:54:31 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies · 927+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Aug. 21, 2004 | MARIA DANILOVA
    MOSCOW - If you can judge a book by its cover, then the History of Russia and the World in the 20th Century tells students the Soviet past was all pride and glory — three of four cover photos invoke Soviet propaganda images. That goes for what's inside, too: The textbook for Russian high school seniors touts the Soviet system's achievements — but treads lightly, if at all, on its failures and abuses. It is virtually mute on the deportation of ethnic groups under Josef Stalin that left hundreds of thousands dead and sowed the resentment that exploded in Chechnya...
  • Action Alert: Summer Homework for Parents-- What Are They Teaching Your Children?

    07/22/2004 4:29:59 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 372+ views
    THE FAMILY FOUNDATION OF VIRGINIA ^ | July 21, 2004 | Victoria Cobb, Director of Legislative Affairs
    The Family Foundation of Virginia Defending Faith, Family, and Freedom Across the Commonwealth Victoria Cobb, Director of Legislative Affairs Wednesday, July 21, 2004 Action Alert: Summer Homework for Parents-- What Are They Teaching Your Children? Over a decade ago, public schools in Virginia began teaching "Family Life Education" (FLE), a euphemism for sex education. The Virginia Board of Education dutifully invented standards of learning (SOL) and curriculum guidelines in the teaching of Family Life Education, including: the value of postponing sexual activity until marriage (abstinence education); human sexuality; human reproduction and contraception, including the benefits of adoption as a positive...
  • Teachers union calls for defeat of Bush - "Fahrenheit 9/11" showing at convention

    07/05/2004 12:52:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 102 replies · 3,828+ views
    Washington Times ^ | July 5, 2004 | George Archibald
    The head of the National Education Association opened the largest school union's annual convention yesterday with a call for public school teachers and employees to mobilize politically to help defeat President Bush this fall. "I know that if we put forth our best effort, we are going to win," Reg Weaver told a cheering audience in a 30-minute speech in which he criticized Mr. Bush and Education Secretary Rod Paige. "Our 2.7 million members can be the 'X-factor' in this election. We and our pro-public-education allies can and will make a decisive difference," he said. The convention votes tomorrow on...
  • Gays in Schools Still Feel Isolated, Teachers Eye Ways to Help Staff, Youths

    07/03/2004 12:17:28 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 40 replies · 290+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 3, 2004 | Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    Gays in Schools Still Feel Isolated, Teachers Eye Ways to Help Staff, Youths Washington --- The sixth-grade boy with a crush on silver-haired Mona Mendoza came up to her after the physical education class at a Seattle middle school and told her, ''Miss Mendoza, I have a problem. I hear you are a lesbian.'' ''Well, I am,'' she recalled telling him. ''But, Miss Mendoza, my dad told me that if you were a lesbian, you'd be fired.'' ''If I lived in some places, that would be true. But not in Seattle, because it's in our contract,'' she replied. ''Yes, I...
  • FREEP this high school principal (as he abridges freedom of speech to a young conservative)

    06/22/2004 10:45:04 PM PDT · by Mississippi Individual · 44 replies · 602+ views
    protestwarrior.com ^ | 2004 | Bryan Henderson
    Long story short... high school kid posts conservative messages, has messages torn down, is violently threatened by adults and students, gets appointment with principal, principal starts to realize his freedoms but finally yields to fanatics. Read the whole story, but we must freep this man as he, after seeming reasonable, yielded to the fear of violent opposition. Todd Browning, Principal Princeton Senior High School 1321 Stafford Drive Princeton, WV 24740 Email: tdbrowni@access.k12.wv.us
  • How Democrats Think. Not a joke. Maybe barf alert

    06/06/2004 11:06:33 PM PDT · by genghis · 25 replies · 280+ views
    www.teachers.net ^ | 6/7/200-4 | anon
    Post: To Be a Republican in 2004 Posted by anon for obvious reasons on 6/06/04 To be a Republican in 2004, somehow, you have to believe that: 1. Jesus loves you, and shares your hatred of homosexuals and Hillary Clinton. 2. The United States should get out of the United Nations, and our highest national priority is enforcing U.N. resolutions against Iraq. 3. "Standing Tall for America" means firing your workers and moving their jobs to India. 4. A woman can't be trusted with decisions about her own body, but multinational corporations can make decisions affecting all mankind without regulation....
  • CNN's "Learning Activity" on Bush's address at the U.S. Air Force Academy

    06/04/2004 6:21:41 AM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 30 replies · 249+ views
    During a commencement address at the U.S. Air Force Academy, President Bush compared the War on Terror to World War II and cast the Middle East as a critical front akin to wartime Europe. Define the term "rhetoric," and discuss how words can be used as "weapons" and to sway political opinion. Then, examine the choice of words used by President Bush in his speeches pertaining to Iraq and the War on Terror. Inform students that Bush's address at the U.S. Air Force Academy was the second of six speeches before the June 30 handover of power in Iraq. Yesterday's...
  • Students Rally for Same-Sex Marriages (Barf Alert!)

    05/31/2004 2:44:13 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 40 replies · 303+ views
    LA Times ^ | 5/30/04 | Jessica Garrison
    About 100 teenagers — armed with ear-splitting screams and hand-lettered signs — rallied Saturday in Westwood in support of marriage for same-sex couples. "It's important for everyone to be able to live the way they want to," said Kate Heller, 16, a student at Winward School in West Los Angeles. Two teens from Winward's new Gay-Straight Alliance, Sarah Freed, 17, and Joe Goldman, 14, organized the Federal Building rally, which drew students, gay and straight, from high schools across Orange, Ventura and Los Angeles counties, along with parents, teachers and a fluffy white poodle. John Duran, mayor of West Hollywood,...
  • GLSEN LA--Curriculum for Kindergarten

    05/26/2004 10:26:47 AM PDT · by reagandemocrat · 25 replies · 386+ views
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    GLSEN Los Angeles Cootie Shots Companion Guide - Lesson Plans www.glsenla.org What’s With The Dress, Jack? A boy and girl play dress-up and tell stories about how the Assiniboyn, a Native-American tribe, encourage their children to wear the clothes that suit them best and play the games they most enjoy, without the limits of stereotypical gender roles. Before the Play (Activities and/or discussion questions) The teacher should solicit/ chart “boy’s” activities, things, and dress and then “girl’s” activities, things and dress. The teacher can then discuss all the student responses. Possible questions might include the following: Do you think boys...
  • Michael Moore, from Cannes to campus

    05/18/2004 10:52:04 PM PDT · by kattracks · 14 replies · 261+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 5/19/04 | Ben Shapiro
    Michael Moore is at it again. The fat, fraudulent filmmaker's latest hit piece, "Fahrenheit 911," apparently focuses on how the Bush administration has botched the war on terror. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Moore's film "reduces decades of American foreign-policy failures to a black-and-white cartoon that lays the blame on one family." Naturally, the Europeans love it. Many critics say that Moore's film is the front-runner to receive the prestigious Palm d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival; Moore's smear job received the longest standing ovation of any film in festival history, clocking in at 20 minutes.  In the United States,...
  • Teachers Placed on Leave for Berg Video

    05/15/2004 9:29:14 AM PDT · by I_saw_the_light · 98 replies · 304+ views
    AP ^ | 5/15/04 | AP
    VILLA PARK, Calif. - At least three teachers have been placed on paid leave following complaints they showed students the videotaped beheading of American Nicholas Berg in Iraq (news - web sites). Villa Park High School English teacher Stephen Arcudi allowed students to use his classroom computer to see video footage of Berg being executed, school officials said. "Because of our concern over his judgment and the way he handled the situation, we have put him on leave while we continue to investigate," said Orange Unified School District Assistant Superintendent Cheryl Cohen. Two other teachers were put on leave by...
  • Kids' tribute to suicide bomber [in UK]

    05/15/2004 8:43:07 AM PDT · by aculeus · 20 replies · 265+ views
    Sheffield Today.net ^ | 15 May 2004 | Unsigned
    SHEFFIELD youngsters have paid tribute to their "fantastic" martial arts instructor, a man who died in a suicide bomb attack on US troops in Iraq. Tae kwon do pupils at the Goodwill Community Centre spoke of their much-loved teacher Wail al Dhaleai, aged 22, of Clover Gardens, Wincobank, who set up classes a year ago. Staff and some pupils at the centre, on Rothay Road, Grimesthorpe, were heartbroken when the martial arts expert blew himself up in Iraq last November. When his pupils took their first tae kwon do grading exam, they said they did it for him. Sammy Noor,...
  • UT (Univ of Texas) president proposes required diversity class

    05/11/2004 11:56:25 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 42 replies · 409+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 5/11/04 | TODD ACKERMAN
    The University of Texas at Austin would appoint a senior diversity officer, require a cross-cultural course and rearrange statues of Confederate leaders under a new proposal that aims to fix strained race relations. The recommendations, announced Monday by UT President Larry Faulkner, are a response to a report submitted in January by a task force on "racial respect and fairness." The task force was formed in response to incidents of racial insensitivity at UT. "We'd like to position UT to be a more positive agent in developing students' knowledge and skills so they can work across cultural boundaries in a...
  • Cornell Rejects Academic Freedom

    05/10/2004 3:38:17 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 49 replies · 386+ views
    FPM ^ | May 7, 2004 | Joe Sabia
    After banning the press from videotaping its weekly meeting, the Cornell University Student Assembly (SA) rejected the Academic Bill of Rights. Citing the document’s objectives as “redundant,” “irrelevant,” “insulting,” and “objectionable,” the SA determined that academic freedom was unimportant to the Ivy League campus. The Resolution on Academic Freedom — based on David Horowitz’s Academic Bill of Rights — was introduced by a bipartisan coalition of Cornell students, including the editor-in-chief of The Cornell Daily Sun. The resolution stated that the “SA affirms [the] principles of academic freedom and intellectual diversity” and went on to cite six principles: (1) Students...