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  • Gas attack sparks mass evacuation at school in Germany

    01/11/2017 1:33:44 PM PST · by wtd · 36 replies
    UKExpress ^ | January 11, 2017
    Gas attack sparks mass evacuation at school in Germany A MASS evacuation is underway after a gas attack at a German school left dozens of students struggling to breathe.Emergency services and specialist environmental experts raced to the scene after what is believed to be pepper spray was pumped into the gymnasium at the Reinbeker Weg School in Hamburg. More than 30 students reported having trouble breathing as the debilitating gas also left them unable to see properly. The fire brigade arrived with several rescue vehicles and emergency doctors, some wearing bio-hazard suits, and rushed students away from the scene....
  • Why School Districts Are Operating as Landlords ( Colorado and )

    01/06/2017 6:28:38 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 1-6-2017 | Ann Schimke
    Rising housing costs in Colorado are making it hard for teachers to stay in the area, so officials are moving in to help. As Colorado’s housing costs skyrocket, a growing number of school districts, local leaders, and lawmakers are taking steps to make housing more affordable for teachers and staff. For years, resort communities like Aspen, Colorado, and a rural district in the state’s Eastern Plains have leased housing to employees at below-market rates. More recently, subsidized housing for educators has cropped up in pricey urban areas such as San Francisco, Boston, and Baltimore. But lately, Colorado districts big and...
  • School takes Christian kids to pray at mosque

    12/29/2016 7:04:32 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 15 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/29/16 | Bob Unruh
    A stunning video has been discovered showing mostly Christian children in the Netherlands being taken to a local mosque and taught to participate in Islamic prayer. The London Express reported infuriated parents are demanding the school change the curriculum. {.. snip ..}
  • Winning the Gun Culture War, Kansas Man Pushes Back (video)

    12/26/2016 5:15:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to video A Kansas member of the gun culture shows how to win the gun culture wars.  A picture of him sitting on his front porch, holding a rifle, was posted on facebook.  The claim was made that he was upset about people parking in front of his house. Kyle could have assumed a defensive posture by refusing to grant an interview.  That method became the norm as media cut and edited interviews to make gun owners look bad.  Refusing to go on camera used to be the prudent action. Many in the gun culture have had experience...
  • Suspected Cardinal Newman High School vandal declares self Satan in court

    12/21/2016 9:35:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    pressdemocrat.com ^ | December 21, 2016 | staff
    A Guerneville man accused of toppling statues, breaking windows and ransacking the offices of Cardinal Newman High School stood before a Sonoma County judge Wednesday and declared himself to be Satan. Andrew Faulkner, 23, was arrested Monday night inside the north Santa Rosa Catholic school where authorities believe he went on a vandalism rampage after school hours, causing about $100,000 in damage. At his arraignment on charges of burglary, vandalism and being under the influence of methamphetamine, Faulkner waved to Judge Arthur Wick, said “hi” and concluded his brief appearance with a message. “By the way, I’m Satan,” said Faulkner,...
  • Should Children Have To Pay For College, Even If Their Parent Can Afford It?

    12/18/2016 11:27:48 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 74 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jun 29, 2016 @ 06:30 AM | Erin Lowry, Contributor
    We sat down across the table from each other and I saw the two pieces of paper: my college bills created by my father. Dad slid the first one across the table, calmly stating this would be the amount I’d owe if I went to College A. Then he slid the second paper across explaining and this is what I’d need to pay for College B. The first bill said $80,000. The second said $0. Sounds like a no-brainer – but keep in mind I was a 17-year-old who fantasized about a very specific type of college experience. I immediately...
  • DC Public Schools spokeswoman receives backlash over social media posts

    12/14/2016 9:55:55 PM PST · by 198ml · 12 replies
    Fox 5 DC ^ | 12/14/16 | Staff
    Public backlash is being aimed at DC Public Schools Spokeswoman, Hilary Tone, over one of her tweets about her desire to 'abolish' all white men. On Tone's personal twitter account @HToneTastic, the schools spokesperson quoted a news story about former Texas Governor Rick Perry being named as Donald Trump’s energy secretary, department Perry said he'd eliminate back in 2012. She commented "In that case I’d like to be Secretary of White Men."
  • Students At Oakland Mills High School Staging Walkout This Morning

    12/07/2016 6:46:42 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 48 replies
    WBAL radio 1090 Baltimore ^ | 12/7/16 | Anne Kramer
    Days after an Oakland Mills High School student was disciplined for posting a racist photo online -- some students are staging a walkout this morning.
  • Ex-school security officer, gang leader convicted of racketeering, murder

    12/06/2016 5:55:36 AM PST · by fredhead · 4 replies
    WVEC ^ | December 06, 2016 | Staff , WVEC
    A 39-year-old man was convicted on charges of racketeering conspiracy, including murder, attempted murder, robbery, obstruction of justice, murder in aid of racketeering, conspiracy, and attempted murder in aid of racketeering, in addition to other charges, Monday. Michael Hopson, also known as "Hop" and "Big Homie," was the leader and founding member of the P-Stones gang. The gang is often referred to as the P-Stone Bloods and Cobra Stones. The gang is from the Denbigh area, and is known for engaging in violent crimes, such as murder and illegal drug trafficking. snip Hopson was also employed as a security guard...
  • Chattanooga school bus driver......and only got his license to drive the vehicle in April

    11/23/2016 12:00:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 45 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | November 23, 2016 | Khaleda Rahman For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Chattanooga school bus driver was involved in another collision just two months ago - and only got his license to drive the vehicle in April The school bus driver charged after a crash that killed five children was involved in another collision just two months ago – and only got his license to drive a school bus in April. Johnthony Walker, 24, was arrested and charged after with five counts of vehicular homicide after the collision in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Monday. Five Woodmore Elementary students - three fourth-graders, a first-grader and a boy in kindergarten – died in...
  • Black Mom Arrested For Making Her Child Walk Naked In School Parking Lot In Front Of School Mates!

    11/20/2016 8:20:19 PM PST · by Morgana · 55 replies
    TNN Raw2 youtube ^ | November 20, 2016 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Black Mom Arrested For Making Her Child Walk Naked In School Parking Lot In Front Of School Mates!
  • President Trump: Repeal the Unconstitutional Gun Free School Zone Act

    11/18/2016 6:33:01 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A promise made by Donald Trump during the campaign was to remove gun free school zones.  The federal gun free school zone law has been an abominable infringement on the Second Amendment. It has no justification as anything other than an infringement on the right of Americans to bear arms. It does not improve safety. It does not protect "sensitive places".  It serves no legitimate purpose. It has already been struck down once by the Supreme Court. The Gun Free School Zone act creates an illusory "zone" where most people are forbidden from bearing arms. The zone exists within...
  • Help protest "After School Satan Club" at Sacramento Elementary in Portland, Oregon this November 16

    11/15/2016 5:11:19 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    americaneedsfatima.org ^ | November 15, 2016 | americaneedsfatima.org
    Action 1: If you live near Portland, Oregon, please join the 2nd protest in front of Sacramento Elementary school at: 11:30am on Wednesday, November 16. Address: 11400 NE Sacramento St, Portland, OR 97220 Action 2: If you do not live near Portland, please pray and if possible call or email the school to register your disapproval. (please be polite but firm in all communication) School Website contact page: Sacramento Elementary School Interim Principal, Kathleen Copeland: Kathleen_copland@parkrose.k12.or.us School Secretary, Charlena Sirokman: charlena_sirokman@parkrose.k12.or.us Phone: (503) 408-2800 Action 3: Help us fly America Needs Fatima volunteers to help organize a new protest in...
  • “This is Not a Day Care. It’s a University!”

    11/11/2016 10:09:55 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 17 replies
    US Chronicle ^ | 11/11/16 | US Chronicle
    The President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University gave a lecture to students they’ll never forget. Recently a student complained about a sermon that made him feel guilty and blamed the school for making students feel uncomfortable. This is not uncommon. Many universities now are so afraid of offending even one student, that political correctness has run amuck. However, this University is based on religion and so one would expect that discipline, good character and personal accountability would be a big part of the curriculum.
  • How to Reform the University System

    11/07/2016 6:36:58 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 39 replies
    Mind of Corporate Stepsister | November 7 2016 | Corporate Stepsister
    How would you reform the university system? How would you find a way to lower tuition and raise standards?
  • District Bans Homeschooled Girl From Homecoming Dance

    10/12/2016 11:45:47 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 39 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/9/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Wayne-Westland Community Schools has a policy that states that homeschooled students who want to attend a dance such as Homecoming would have to come from an “accredited” homeschool. That would effectively ban homeschoolers from attending dances held by the district since homeschoolers have no reason to be accredited and the state doesn’t require it. Karen Braun, a nationally recognized homeschooling activist in Michigan, said the school district is putting an unfair and unnecessary burden upon homeschoolers. Braun said parents contacted her and said their daughter, a homeschooling student, was invited to the upcoming Homecoming dance within the Wayne-Westland district. The...
  • US school students of color: We want teachers who look like us

    10/09/2016 12:25:23 PM PDT · by BBell · 82 replies
    American school kids prefer teachers of color, a new study shows. As the demographic make-up of US students has tipped toward a minority-majority, much has been made of the contrast seen in the nation's predominantly white body of teachers. For the first time, educators now have a glimpse of what that racial imbalance might mean to middle and high school students, thanks to new analysis conducted by researchers at New York University. Using survey data compiled by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the researchers canvassed the thoughts of more than 50,000 students about 1,680 teachers. The survey data included...
  • Armed Self Defense in Schoool: Student Who Stabbed Bully Not Guilty

    10/09/2016 5:12:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    ammoland ^ | 4 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On September 30, 2016, 18 year old, Donte Crawford, was found not guilty by reason of self defense in the death of another student, Ananias Jolley.  Crawford stabbed Jolley in a confrontation at school. The fight occurred on 24 November, 2015 at the Renaissance Academy in Baltimore. Jolley died a month later.Donte Crawford had managed to smuggle a pocket knife into the school, in violation of school rules. Charges included “Possession of a deadly weapon with intent to commit injury.” From wbaltv.com:Donte Crawford, 18, was charged as an adult with first- and second-degree murder and carrying a dangerous weapon...
  • School grants Satanic Temple permission to run after-school club for 10-year-olds

    09/29/2016 10:08:34 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 22 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 9/28/16 | Adam Boult
    A school in Portland, Oregon, has granted approval to a local Satanic Temple’s request to set up an after-school programme for pupils. Children at Sacramento Elementary School, which educates pupils aged between 5 and 10, will have the opportunity to attend the Satanic club’s inaugural meeting on October 19. Satanic Temple spokesman Finn Rezz told Oregon Live the club would focus on "on science and rational thinking," promoting "benevolence and empathy for everybody" – while providing an alternative voice to the Bible-centred “Good News Club”. On its After School Satan Club website, the Satanic Temple says it has been starting...
  • Md. bus driver honored for her bravery on a burning bus

    09/28/2016 4:56:19 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 8 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | September 28, 2016 7:31 pm | Megan Cloherty | @ClohertyWTOP
    LANHAM, Md. — The Prince George’s County Public School system has been rocked by allegations of abused students and teacher misconduct. But the scene Wednesday was celebratory as students, teachers and school officials at two schools came together to honor a bus driver who risked her life for kids on board a bus when it caught fire earlier this month. Students at Robert Goddard Montessori and Glen Arden Woods Elementary pulled out all the stops Wednesday for bus driver Renita Smith, who evacuated 20 children from the burning bus and went back into the flames to make sure everyone...
  • Deputies: 2 kids, teacher shot at Townville Elementary School

    09/28/2016 12:46:31 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 30 replies
    FOX Carolina ^ | Wednesday, September 28, 2016 3:41 PM EDT | Dal Kalsi
    TOWNVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) - Anderson County deputies said a suspect was taken into custody after a shooting at Townville Elementary School, according to the according to the Anderson County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said two kids and an adult were shot. The students were airlifted to the Greenville Hospital System pediatric trauma unit and the teacher was taken to AnMed Health System. The SWAT team was mobilized and had deemed the school safe as of 3 p.m. Deputies believe the suspect, a teenager, acted alone.
  • Police respond to reports of possible shooting at South Carolina school (Developing)

    09/28/2016 11:49:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 28, 2016
    DEVELOPING: Police are responding to reports of a possible shooting at a South Carolina elementary school. Law enforcement officials were called to Townville Elementary School in Townville, S.C., Wednesday afternoon over an "emergency situation," though district officials have not provided any additional information, according to Fox Carolina.
  • Lawyer: After School Satan Club must be allowed to proceed

    09/23/2016 5:47:23 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    Goskagit ^ | September 22, 2016 | KERA WANIELISTA
    A so-called "After School Satan Club" proposed by the Satanic Temple of Seattle to be held at Centennial Elementary School should be allowed to proceed, an attorney hired to represent the Mount Vernon School District said. “I think that if the school district denied that application, you would face costly litigation that would be distracting from your mission," said Duncan Fobes of the Seattle-based law firm Patterson, Buchanan, Fobes and Leitch during a Wednesday meeting of the Mount Vernon School Board. "And would ultimately be unsuccessful.” Fobes was hired by the district's risk-pool insurance group to assess whether the district...
  • Union and School Illegally Take Dues from Teachers' Paychecks

    09/22/2016 5:57:53 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/20/2016 | Derek Draplin
    The Armada Area Schools teachers union contract allows for automatic union dues deductions, which is a violation of state law. The agreement between the Armada Board of Education and the Armada Education Association, which was agreed upon on March 6, 2013, explains how teachers can pay union dues. “The Service Fee shall not exceed the amount of Association dues collected from Association members,” the agreement says. “The bargaining unit member may authorize payroll deduction for such fee.” The contract appears to be a violation of Public Act 53 of 2012, which states: “A public school employer’s use of public school...
  • Man in custody; email to media describes ‘bomb threat,’ [shortened]

    09/19/2016 8:18:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | September 19, 2016 | ERIN ALBERTY AND NICK PARKER
    In a message sent to The Salt Lake Tribune and other news organizations Monday afternoon, someone identifying himself as Christopher Craig and as "the radical Islamic jihadist Muhammad Allah Al-Khidr" said the sender would "call 911 with a threat of an explosive" at the school. The email describes a promised bomb threat and a hunger strike he plans to conduct in jail. "Racism is the reason for my hunger strike," the email reads, "to take this conversation deeper, to the truth, core and roots." The sender says he will await the return of Prophet Isa, the name for Jesus Christ...
  • From He to She in First Grade

    09/16/2016 6:45:09 AM PDT · by mykroar · 82 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | SEPT. 16, 2016 Continue reading the main storyShare This Page Share Tweet Pin Email More | LAURIE FRANKEL
    When our son turned 6, my husband and I bought him a puppet theater and a chest of dress-up clothes because he liked to put on plays. We filled the chest with 20 items from Goodwill, mostly grown-man attire: ties, button-down shirts, a gray pageboy cap and a suit vest. But we didn’t want his or his castmates’ creative output to be curtailed by a lack of costume choices, so we also included high heels, a pink straw hat, a dazzling fairy skirt and a sparkly green halter dress. He was thrilled with these presents. He put on the sparkly...
  • Catholic School Won’t Cave to Transgender’s Demands

    09/13/2016 5:56:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | September 13, 2016 | Aaron Maxwell
    CHERRY HILL, N.J. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A Catholic high school in New Jersey is denying a self-described transgender enrollment in its school. Madelyn Catrambone, a 14-year-old girl, applied to Camden Catholic High School in Cherry Hill in February, and was accepted. Since then, she has decided to start identifying as male, and when the school found out, it rescinded its offer. Camden's principle Heather Crisci said last week that the school's Catholic identity made it impossible to accept a child who believes she is the opposite sex, because to do so would involve implicit rejection of Church teaching Catrambone commented, "I...
  • You’re OUT! School Bars Resident From Working as Baseball Ump

    09/08/2016 5:24:17 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/4/2016 | Derek Draplin
    An Allegan County resident says the local school district has blackballed him from umpiring its baseball teams’ home games because he was critical of the school board and administration. He also says the district won't hire him as a bus driver despite having openings for the position. Brian Polet said he criticized the Hamilton Community Schools’ board and administration in 2014 over its adoption of Common Core, the controversial curriculum then being implemented in public schools around the country. He later criticized the district for collecting data on students through a state testing regimen. Polet, an umpire registered with the...
  • Burn the left’s ‘Gender Unicorn’ in effigy in this long weekend’s bonfires

    09/01/2016 9:28:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/01/16 | Judi McLeod
    Taking America back in any meaningful way starts by freeing all school children from the clutches of Marxist progressives Enjoy Labor Day Weekend 2016 with family and friends, while getting ready to hit the ground running on Tuesday. ‘Labor’ is another one of those words heading toward being crossed off the government lexicon list, labor being a concept progressives elected to office strive to have shunned.
  • 17-year-old to be charged with bus assault on 5-year-old (Black thug hits white girl)

    08/30/2016 5:52:13 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 81 replies
    WRDW WAGT NBC26 ^ | August 29 | Liz Owens
    BAMBERG, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT)-- Parents of a 5 year-old girl are furious. They say security video, taken on a Bamberg school bus, shows her being hit. Now, the 17-year-old accused of hitting her has a warrant out for his arrest. Jasmine's parents want to know why the high school student was allowed to ride the bus in the first place. Terry Peters says he immediately noticed the mark on his little girl's face when he picked her up from after school care on Thursday. "I'm very upset! I'm mad," Peters said. He says the daycare workers told him 17 year old...
  • Hundreds Of CA Children Sent Home On First Day Of School Due To New Vaccination Law [Rev 18]

    08/23/2016 3:08:28 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 40 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | 8/22/2016 | Staff
    OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — Scores of California students may be sent home on their first day of school because of a new vaccine law that took effect this year. The new state law took effect July 1. Now, parents can no longer use personal or religious beliefs as a reason not to have their kids immunized. This school year, kindergartners and seventh graders must show proof of immunizations. Monday WAS the first day of school for kids in Oakland. Hundreds of them were expected to be sent home. "There could be a few hundred kids that are not immunized and...
  • 1902 Fannie Farmer opens cooking school

    08/23/2016 8:50:50 AM PDT · by Jolla · 32 replies
    History Channel ^ | 8/23/2016 | History today
    On this day in 1902, pioneering cookbook author Fannie Farmer, who changed the way Americans prepare food by advocating the use of standardized measurements in recipes, opens Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery in Boston. In addition to teaching women about cooking, Farmer later educated medical professionals about the importance of proper nutrition for the sick.
  • Does Homework Help

    08/23/2016 7:33:07 AM PDT · by rey · 39 replies
    From a post below, a Texas teacher is not assigning homework http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3462049/posts She claims they are unable to prove homework improves performance. This is hard to believe. Repetition and further study doesn't improve performance? Somebody better tell major league athletes and professional musicians. Just because you can perform something right once does not mean that performance is ingrained or repeatable. I know professional musicians who are studying, practicing, refining 8-14 hours a day, same with athletes. Why would my friend earning his pro card drive bucket after bucket of balls down range if homework did not help? Why would actors...
  • Why More California Schools Start in Early August

    08/18/2016 11:00:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    In Los Angeles County, 22 school districts started school this week, and only four of the county’s 80 districts do not have an August start date, according to the Los Angeles County Office of Education.For some children in Los Angeles County, the first day of school has seemed to move earlier and earlier into August. That change has left some parents wondering what happened to school typically starting after Labor Day? In Los Angeles County, 22 school districts started school this week, and only four of the county’s 80 districts do not have an August start date, according to the...
  • Family of ‘Clock Boy’ Ahmed Mohamed files lawsuit against former school

    08/08/2016 7:07:12 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 8, 2016 | Jessica Contrera
    Family of ‘Clock Boy’ Ahmed Mohamed files lawsuit against former school Nearly one year after 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed was arrested for bringing a “suspicious-looking” homemade clock to class, his family has filed suit against his former Texas school district, the principal of the high school and the city of Irving. The lawsuit filed Monday claims that Ahmed’s civil rights were violated in the incident that made the 9th grader go viral last September. Accusations of racial and religious profiling fueled the hashtag #IStandWithAhmed. Even President Obama chimed in on Twitter, telling the boy: “We should inspire more kids like you...
  • 3 Tips for Dealing with After-School Satanist Kids Clubs

    08/01/2016 2:25:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    catholic.com ^ | August 1, 2016 | Trent Horn
    This fall members of the Satanic Temple will offer a series of clubs in U.S. public schools. The goal of these clubs, which cater to children as young as five, is to expose students to ideas about secularism and Satanism they may not have heard before. According to The Washington Post: [The Satanists] point out that Christian evangelical groups already have infiltrated the lives of America’s children through after-school religious programming in public schools, and they appear determined to give young students a choice: Jesus or Satan. “It’s critical that children understand that there are multiple perspectives on all issues,...
  • High schooler who was homeless for THREE YEARS after his mother died graduates top of his class

    07/04/2016 1:28:34 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 4 July 2016 | Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com
    A Texas high schooler left homeless after the death of his mom has graduated top of his class and even won a full college scholarship. Liyjon DeSilva was just five years old when he lost his mother, and spent the next few years living with between different relatives until he was finally just abandoned. But even while he was spending his nights sleeping in parking lots or on park benches in southwest Houston, Texas he never considered missing school.
  • America’s Education System Needs Radical Change

    07/02/2016 7:52:46 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    Red State ^ | 2 Jul, 2016 | BENJI BACKER
    America’s education system needs a complete overhaul. As an 18 year-old who just graduated from public high school , I have seen, firsthand, the problems with education in the United States. To me, it’s no shocker that we are falling in educational worldwide ranks every year. Our education system preaches anti-American knowledge and shames conservatism in every facet. From private colleges to public middle schools, these biases can be found in most classrooms. A quality education always begins with the educators themselves. Unfortunately, especially at the highest level of education, students aren’t being given the best educator available. Instead, colleges...
  • More School Spending is Still Unlikely to Boost Achievement

    07/01/2016 5:40:52 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/29/2016 | Ben DeGrow
    In a critique of our recently published study on the relationship between school spending and academic achievement, Bruce Baker, a professor at Rutgers University, raises technical concerns that lead him to question our empirical methodology and qualitative conclusions. The nature of his comments suggests that a select group of previous research, which stand in contrast to our research in both empirical approach and qualitative findings, are methodologically superior and show a positive relationship between spending per pupil and student achievement. We address both the general and technical concerns Baker raises and describe why our research improves over the earlier papers...
  • Elite K-8 school teaches white students they’re born racist

    07/01/2016 2:08:29 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    An elite Manhattan school is teaching white students as young as 6 that they’re born racist and should feel guilty benefiting from “white privilege,” while heaping praise and cupcakes on their black peers. Administrators at the Bank Street School for Children on the Upper West Side claim it’s a novel approach to fighting discrimination, and that several other private New York schools are doing it, but even liberal parents aren’t buying it. Modal Trigger A slide from the Bank School shows the different goals for white children (right) and “kids of color” (left). They complain the K-8 school of 430...
  • School Calls Police on 9-Year-Old for 'Racist' Remark, Called Snack 'Brownies'

    06/30/2016 2:41:11 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 69 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 06/29/16 | Trey Sanchez
    During an end-of-the-year class party at a New Jersey elementary school, a 9-year-old boy said something about brownies and was subsequently questioned by a police officer who was called by the school to investigate an incident of racism. It was another student that accused the boy of saying something "racist," but the boy's mother said he was talking about "snacks, not skin color," according to Philly.com. "He said they were talking about brownies. Who exactly did he offend?" the mother, Stacy dos Santos, asked incredulously. When the boy's father was contacted later in the day, he was informed that the...
  • Elementary school call the cops after ‘racist’ statement…about brownies?

    06/30/2016 1:49:37 PM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 29, 2016 | John Sexton
    This story is crazy. From Philly.com: On June 16, police were called to an unlikely scene: an end-of-the-year class party at the William P. Tatem Elementary School in Collingswood. A third grader had made a comment about the brownies being served to the class. After another student exclaimed that the remark was “racist,” the school called the Collingswood Police Department, according to the mother of the boy who made the comment. The police officer spoke to the student, who is 9, said the boy’s mother, Stacy dos Santos, and local authorities. Dos Santos said that the school overreacted and that...
  • Adult Refugees Enrolled In Canadian School, Harassing Young Girls

    06/29/2016 7:17:10 PM PDT · by sdpatriot · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/28/2016 | Peter Hasson
    The tip that led originally TheRebel to investigate contained a Facebook post from a Fredericton parent saying that refugees as old as 22 “with full beards and better built than the hockey team” are enrolled in the school, where they try “hitting on the 14-15 year old girls of that year, but are being brushed off.” Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/06/28/report-adult-refugees-enrolled-in-canadian-high-school-harassing-young-girls/#ixzz4D1agz8Yq
  • New Jersey governor proposes flat rate for education funding

    06/21/2016 3:45:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:17pm EDT | Hilary Russ
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday proposed overhauling the state’s education funding formula to provide all public school districts with a flat rate of $6,599 per student. Calling it his “Fairness Formula” in policy statements on Tuesday, Christie said aid for special needs students would continue even with any potential formula change. Schools are funded through property taxes, which in New Jersey are some of the highest in the nation because of the state’s “unaffordable and broken school funding formula propped up by special interests and misguided Supreme Court precedent,” Christie said in a statement. …
  • Maligned and Misunderstood: Muslim Students Speak Out

    06/16/2016 12:48:53 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 68 replies
    NEA Today ^ | June 9, 2016 | Cindy Long
    Seventeen-year-old Entsar Mohamed is proud to be Muslim, but she admits it isn’t easy. “Being a Muslim in America today is getting harder and I am worried that it will get worse,” says the senior at Mission High School in San Francisco, Calif. “Because of ISIS, Muslims are seen as bad and violent people.” Anti-Islamic rhetoric has reached a fever pitch in America, spouting not only from presidential candidates and governors, but even from school board members, like one in Philadelphia who posted that she is “officially against Muslims” and “We don’t want them in America” on her Facebook page....
  • LGBT Bill Threatens California’s Religious Schools

    06/09/2016 2:13:41 PM PDT · by milton23 · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/9/2016 | Andrew Egger
    A California state bill designed to prevent anti-LGBT discrimination at private universities is threatening to expose faith-based schools to enormous legal threats, school officials warn. SB 1146, introduced in February by state Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, which passed the state Senate May 26, is designed to close “a little-known loophole” in California law under which private colleges can make admission, housing, and faculty decisions based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation, according to a press release from Lara’s office.
  • Philadelphia Leads Movement to Add Muslim Holidays to School Calendar

    06/01/2016 6:21:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    Tribune News Service ^ | 6/1/16 | Tricia L. Nadolny
    The Philadelphia School District will add two Muslim holidays to its calendar, placing it among the first in the nation to do so. In what would be an even rarer step, Mayor Kenney said Tuesday he also hopes to adopt the holidays for city workers. He has created a task force to determine how the change can be accomplished. A spokesman from the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington said his group is not aware of any cities that have included the holidays, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, in their municipal calendars. "Philadelphia's history is based on being a place...
  • Parents Sue Elite NH Prep School Over Sexual Assault Case

    06/01/2016 4:21:57 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 20 replies
    WCVB.COM ^ | 01 JUNE 2016 | AP
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The parents of an elite New Hampshire prep school student who says she was sexually assaulted as part of a game of sexual conquest are suing the school. The parents’ lawyers say St. Paul’s School failed to stop a tradition known as Senior Salute, in which upperclassmen kept score of how many younger students they had sex with. Graduate Owen Labrie was convicted last year of misdemeanor sex assault charges. The Tunbridge, Vermont, resident was sentenced to a year in jail. He’s out on bail pending appeal.
  • German-funded school in Gaza teaches military training

    05/23/2016 1:27:21 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/5/16
    A school built in Gaza using German funds is educating their students on hatred and violence for Israel and providing children with military training At the end of March, a Hamas-affiliated news agency distributed a video showing a Palestinian teacher indoctrinating school children with hatred for Israel and support for an armed struggle against it. The teacher used the letters of the Arabic alphabet as a didactic tool to teach them "the fundamental Palestinian national principles" even before they learn to read. The video did not specify the name of the school; however, data collected by the Intelligence and Terrorism...
  • School bathroom directive unconstitutional

    05/17/2016 9:38:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/17/16 | Rolf Yungclas
    Gender "assigned at birth?" No, gender is "assigned" at conception Under President Obama, America was placed on the fast track to “fundamental transformation,” which is the process of our national heritage being eliminated, and the removal of every semblance of a traditional social order. It started long before the Obama administration, of course, with the Democratic Party having become a united-front organization of the “oppressed,” from radical feminists to advocates of racial revenge against whites, to special rights for homosexuals, and now, special rights for dozens of sexual preferences and gender classifications, all under the banner of “LGBT” (lesbians, gays,...