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  • (What school was like) Learning during my 1970s High School years

    07/14/2018 7:02:38 PM PDT · by vannrox · 152 replies
    Metallicman ^ | June 2018 | editorial staff
    Do you remember what it was like going to High School in the 1970s? I do. I most certainly do. In fact, the older I get the more removed that I am from it. As time passes, it starts to look like some kind of a scene from “The Twilight Zone”. The truth is that the kind of life that I had growing up is really alien to the way kids grow up today. That is worrisome, and it really concerns me. When an American intern comes in to work for me, I am stunned just how absolutely helpless they...
  • Classmates!?

    07/03/2018 8:12:29 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 50 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/3/18 | Unk
    HAVE YOU EVER BEEN GUILTY OF LOOKING AT OTHERS YOUR OWN AGE AND THINKING, SURELY, I CAN'T LOOK THAT OLD. WELL . . . YOU'LL LOVE THIS ONE. MY NAME IS ALICE , AND I WAS SITTING IN THE WAITING ROOM FOR MY FIRST APPOINTMENT WITH A NEW DENTIST. I NOTICED HIS DDS DIPLOMA ON THE WALL, WHICH BORE HIS FULL NAME SUDDENLY, I REMEMBERED A TALL, HANDSOME, DARK-HAIRED BOY WITH THE SAME NAME HAD BEEN IN MY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS SOME 40-ODD YEARS AGO. COULD HE BE THE SAME GUY THAT I HAD A SECRET CRUSH ON, WAY BACK...
  • Police: NYS Trooper shot and killed by school principal in Steuben County

    07/02/2018 12:06:52 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 36 replies
    WHAM-TV, Rochester NY ^ | Monday, July 2nd 2018
    A New York state trooper in Steuben responding to an early-morning call in Steuben County. State police say the shooting happened around 3:30 a.m Monday morning on Welch Road in the Town of Erwin, not far from SUNY Corning Community College. Troopers say 29-year-old Nicholas Clark was responding to a call of a suicidal person. When Trooper Clark arrived, State police say 43-year-old Steven Kiley shot and killed Clark, before apparently taking his own life. State police say Kiley was a school principal, but did not say which school he worked at.
  • Actor Tom Arnold Vows To Harass Barron Trump at School Over Trump's Border Policy

    06/22/2018 3:27:28 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 162 replies
    mrctv.org ^ | June 22, 2018 | Caleb Tolin
    Actor Tom Arnold, Roseanne’s ex-husband, tweeted that he is going to harass the Trumps in several different locations to protest the President’s recent immigration policies. In a tweet, Arnold says he plans to show up at Barron Trump’s school because he knows Melania will be there to drop him off. He wants to harass the First Lady and her son because that is definitely how we change policy, right? But it wasn’t just one tweet. After people began alerting the Secret Service, he tweeted that he also was planning on showing up at Hooters because “Don Jr’s kids are already...
  • Dangerous People Are Teaching Your Kids

    06/13/2018 8:35:51 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/13/18 | Jordan Peterson
    You may not realize it, but you are currently funding some dangerous people. They are indoctrinating young minds throughout the West with their resentment-ridden ideology. They have made it their life's mission to undermine Western civilization itself, which they regard as corrupt, oppressive and “patriarchal.” If you're a taxpayer—or paying for your kid's liberal arts degree—you're underwriting this gang of nihilists. You're supporting ideologues who claim that all truth is subjective; that all sex differences are socially constructed; and that Western imperialism is the sole source of all Third World problems. They are the post-modernists, pushing “progressive” activism at a...
  • Broward County Captain Jan Jordan removed

    06/08/2018 7:38:07 AM PDT · by olepap · 53 replies
    The police captain who told sheriff's deputies to 'stage' and form a perimeter outside Stoneman Douglas High School as students and teachers were shot inside on February 14 is being replaced. Jan Jordan, 49, was in charge of deputies who responded to the first calls of the shooting in Parkland, Florida, on February 14. She will be removed from her position, which will instead be taken up by an officer of a higher rank, Fox News reported on Thursday. The move to replace Jordan with a major was made as part of the city's re-evaluation of its contract with the...
  • Asian Groups See Bias in Plan to Diversify New York’s Elite Schools

    06/06/2018 6:46:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 5, 2018 | Elizabeth A. Harris and Winnie Hu
    A new plan to change the way students are admitted to New York’s elite public high schools is infuriating members of some Asian communities who feel they will be pushed aside in the drive to admit more than a handful of black and Latino students. But in a series of forceful statements on Tuesday, Richard A. Carranza, the schools chancellor, offered a blunt rebuttal to their claims. “I just don’t buy into the narrative that any one ethnic group owns admission to these schools,” he said on Fox 5 New York.
  • TN Gubernatorial Candidate Randy Boyd Unveils Public School Safety Plan During Bus Tour

    06/04/2018 9:06:35 PM PDT · by Qathleen · 17 replies
    LocalMemphis.com ^ | June 04, 2018 | Brad Broders
    MEMPHIS, Tenn (localmemphis.com) - Local 24 is your local election headquarters and with the August primary inching closer, Tennessee's gubernatorial candidates are pounding the pavement, shaking hands and working for votes. Monday, Republican Randy Boyd's bus tour made stops in west Tennessee and he unveiled his public- school safety plan. video TN Gubernatorial Candidate Randy Boyd In the Fayette County courthouse shade Monday, Boyd brought new ideas into the light. "Every school, every kid needs to be protected by the absolute best person that we can have on the front line," Boyd said. The school safety plan would put resource...
  • Student Wins Right To Wear Pro-Trump Shirt To School (For 6 days anyway)

    06/03/2018 9:36:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/03/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    There was probably a time when we would have been shocked to learn that a senior at a high school with no dress code needed to go to court to gain permission to wear a shirt to class which depicted nothing pornographic and had no words which can’t be said during prime-time network television programs. Those days are behind us, however, and that’s what happened in Oregon this year. Addison Barnes wore a shirt to Liberty High School in Hillsboro, Oregon which displayed the words, “Border Wall Construction Co.” The first time he wore it he was ordered to...
  • Does the Average Teacher Spend ‘Nearly $500 a Year’ on School Supplies?

    06/01/2018 9:59:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 95 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/31/2018 | By FREDERICK M. HESS & RJ MARTIN
    An honest teacher-pay debate requires careful attention to the facts. This spring’s teacher walkouts have spurred renewed attention to the question of teacher pay. The topic is a serious one, warranting the extensive reportage it’s received. At times, however, the media’s progressive sympathies, the allure of hard-luck tales, and concerted PR by teachers’ unions have yielded some questionable coverage. A recent case has been the spate of stories suggesting that teachers routinely reach into their own pockets to spend extraordinary sums on classroom materials. “There is no other job I know of where the workers subsidize what should be a...
  • Face Recognition Is Now Being Used in Schools, but It Won’t Stop Mass Shootings

    05/31/2018 11:17:54 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 12 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 05/30/2018 | Ava Kofman
    Face Recognition Is Now Being Used in Schools, but It Won’t Stop Mass Shootings https://theintercept.com/2018/05/30/face-recognition-schools-schoolshootings/ FACE RECOGNITION IS NOW BEING USED IN SCHOOLS, BUT IT WON’T STOP MASS SHOOTINGS Ava Kofman May 30 2018, 12:36 p.m OFFICIALS AT THE Lockport, New York, school district have purchased face recognition technology as part of a purported effort to prevent school shootings. Starting in September, all 10 of Lockport District’s school buildings, just north of Buffalo, will be outfitted with a surveillance system that can identify faces and objects. The software, known as Aegis, was developed by SN Technologies Corp., a Canadian biometrics firm that specifically advertises...
  • Against Higher Education

    05/30/2018 6:05:48 PM PDT · by Mafe · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2018 | John Stossel
    Today, all Americans are told, "Go to college!" President Obama said, "College graduation has never been more valuable." But economist Bryan Caplan says that most people shouldn't go. "How many thousands of hours did you spend in classes studying subjects that you never thought about again?" he asks. Lots, in my case. At Princeton, I learned to live with strangers, play cards and chase women, but I slept through boring lectures, which were most of them. At least tuition was only $2,000. Now it's almost $50,000. "People usually just want to talk about the tuition, which is a big deal,...
  • Two people in critical condition after shooting at Indiana middle school

    05/25/2018 6:59:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    nbc4i ^ | 05/25/2018 | Wish Staff
    NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WISH) -- Two people are in critical condition and a shooter is in custody after a shooting at Noblesville West Middle School. News 8 has been told that the situation is contained. Police are on scene. The school is on lockdown. Officials are requesting more medical help on the scene. One victim is a 13-year-old girl. One victim is an adult. The son of a WISH-TV producer has said that a shooter is in custody. That student heard several shots fired but did not know if they were fired inside or outside of the building. A teacher inside...
  • Another School Shooting: Why and What Should We Do?

    05/24/2018 2:16:28 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 37 replies
    www.TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 5/24/2018 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    Two weeks ago we endured the third anniversary of the death of my beloved pastor and father-in-law, David Fitzpatrick. David was killed by an impaired (alcohol and drugs), hit-and-run motorist. David’s killer pleaded guilty to first degree vehicular homicide, among other charges, and is now spending many years in prison. … I recall vividly the gut-wrenching moments on May 4, 2015 when we knew there was a bicyclist down in the area where my father-in-law used to ride. The calls to David’s cell phone that would never be answered; the rushed and lonely drive from my job to the crash...
  • Students reaching their highest potential every day… [Broward Candidate Targeted By Parkland]

    05/16/2018 11:30:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    EVERY STUDENT CAN SUCCEED. I know this. Why? I was a teacher in Broward County Public Schools where I worked with your kids each and every day. What is the formula for this success? Teachers, administrators and school staff working in concert to nurture the minds of empowered students that will shape tomorrow. Together, as a District, we have to focus on each student’s strengths and how we reach them to put them on the right path to their brightest future. Our state leading district, must continue to strengthen the successful programs that I have championed such as our JROTC...
  • Indian mascot at HS gets blessing from tribe — and without cultural controversy: ‘I’m honored’

    05/15/2018 3:27:50 PM PDT · by TBP · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 14, 2018 | Dave Urbanski
    In these days of just about anything bearing Native American imagery getting trashed in the name of cultural sensitivity — particularly team and school mascots — one Colorado high school and one tribe are showing America how real learning and communication comes to life. Strasburg High School has always been “Home of the Indians,” but instead of banning the name and the logos that mark hallways and uniforms, students at the school decided to reach out to the region’s Northern Arapaho Tribe, KCNC-TV reported. A collaboration is born The students worked with the tribe to make subtle changes to the...
  • Arizona charter school apologizes for 'Most likely to bomb the US' yearbook superlative

    05/15/2018 1:25:15 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies
    Cox Media via Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | May 15, 2018 | Bob D’Angelo
    PEORIA, Ariz. — An Arizona charter school has apologized after its yearbook listed a student with a Muslim first name as being voted “Most likely to bomb the U.S.,” The Arizona Republic reported. Parents of students from Sonoran Science Academy in Peoria said they were shocked by what they read in the yearbook. "I looked down and read, ‘Most likely to bomb the U.S.’ and I just sat there for a second and thought, no way. This is not happening," Bree Brown, whose 11-year-old daughter attends the school, told KNXV. "I thought it was a joke, I didn't believe her...
  • Suspect Arrested in Shooting at Southern California High School

    05/11/2018 10:15:14 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 12 replies
    Oxygen ^ | 11 May 2018 | Gina Tron
    One victim was shot in the arm at a California high school on Friday morning and a suspect was detained, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. The suspect, described as a "male Hispanic juvenile" by the department on Twitter, was not identified. Police also said they had recovered one firearm from the scene at Highland High School in Palmdale, California, about 60 miles north of Los Angeles. The victim is a student, Capt. Darren Harris, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, told the Los Angeles Times. "That student is going to be OK," he said. The...
  • Principal will no longer give ‘birthday spankings’ after parent complaints

    05/09/2018 5:31:44 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 9, 2018 | 7:50pm
    ALVORD, Texas — An elementary school principal in North Texas is discontinuing her tradition of “birthday spankings” to students after parents complained. KTVT-TV reports that Alvord Independent School District Superintendent Randy Brown released a Tuesday statement announcing an end to the spankings at Alvord Elementary School. Brown says the district received two complaints about Principal Bridget Williams’ tradition.
  • Everyone makes school’s cheer squad after parent complains

    05/08/2018 7:59:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 7, 2018 | Chris Perez
    A New Jersey mom went to her daughter’s school and complained about her not making the cheerleading squad — so now everyone gets to make the team. ​ “All my hard work has been thrown out the window,” seethed cheerleader Stephanie Krueger about the ruling during a Board of Education meeting last week in East Hanover.