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  • Condoleezza Rice makes compelling case for school choice,

    08/02/2012 1:27:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | August 2, 2012 | Kyle Olsen
    Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made a compelling case for school choice Tuesday at The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice dinner honoring Milton Friedman’s 100th birthday. Friedman, who died in 2006, was universally known as one of the most influential economists of the 20th century. His free-market philosophy had a strong influence on the policies of world leaders like President Ronald Reagan and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and helped convince leaders of many developing nations to reform their economic strategies. Less known is the fact that Friedman was the father of the American school choice movement, advocating...
  • Shelby County Commission seeks identities of newspaper commenters

    07/29/2012 12:35:45 AM PDT · by ebshumidors · 8 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 7/29/12 | Michael Lollar
    The Shelby County Commission has filed a subpoena in federal court asking for the identities of all online commenters in The Commercial Appeal's stories about suburban plans to create their own school districts. (snip) On June 26, the County Commission attorneys filed a federal court motion to block the Aug. 2 referendums to start school districts in Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Lakeland and Millington. They argued that the people who arranged the referendums are trying to discriminate against African-Americans by carving out majority white suburban districts from the new unified school district. (snip) But, Levy said, "Let's hypothesize that people...
  • English Language Learners frustrated by Manchester system (NH)

    07/16/2012 5:59:27 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 9 replies
    Union Leader ^ | July 16, 2012 | Mark Hayward
    MANCHESTER — Flor D'Liz Gomez arrived in Manchester when she was in the eighth grade. And although she attended regular classes at Hillside Middle School, she was flagged as an English Language Learner and placed in ELL study hall by the time she got to Central High School, she recounted in a recent interview. She told her guidance counselor she didn't need the ELL study hall, but she ended up alongside students struggling with English. “It made me feel like, 'Is there something wrong with me?'” Gomez said. Her country? America. Her place of birth? Cambridge, Mass.
  • AP Exclusive: Abuses Surface at Legion School

    07/09/2012 12:45:49 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 2 replies
    AP ^ | 7/9/2012 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Dozens of women who attended a high school run by the disgraced Legion of Christ religious order have urged the Vatican to close the program, saying the psychological abuse they endured trying to live like teenage nuns led to multiple cases of anorexia, stress-induced migraines, depression and even suicidal thoughts. The women sent a letter this weekend to the pope's envoy running the Legion to denounce the manipulation, deception and disrespect they say they suffered at the hands of counselors barely older than themselves at the Rhode Island school. For some, the trauma required years of...
  • Jewish Day School Jihadist: "You're up against a man who's not afraid of death" UPDATE: "I work for

    07/09/2012 9:38:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 7/9/12 | Pamela Geller
    The conversation with the devout Muslim mass murderer: "I work for Al-Qaeda, I have superiors, I'm not alone... I'm alone in France, I work alone here, but I was sent by Al-Qaeda, I was trained by the Pakistani Taliban, there's an entire organisation behind this. "They asked me to make bombs, I didn't want to... I told them 'train me in using a gun.' In the Islamist training camp "there are French, Chinese, Tajiks, Afghans, Pakistanis, Americans, Germans, Spanish, all sorts." "I took me around 10 days to find the brothers (Taliban). Because when I arrived, I wasn't allowed out,...
  • Charter School vs. Regular School

    07/03/2012 12:37:31 PM PDT · by Mind Freed · 10 replies
    3 July 2012 | mind freed
    My sons school is transitioning to a charter school this school year and I don't know too much about charter schools. The advantages or disadvantages. I've been looking up information on the internet but I was hoping that maybe someone could tell me in plain English what Charter Schools are actually all about.
  • Commissioners seek to block August municipal school district referendum

    06/27/2012 12:49:50 AM PDT · by ebshumidors · 5 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 6/26/12 | Clay Bailey, Daniel Connolly,Michael Kelley
    The Shelby County Board of Commissioners filed a petition in federal court Tuesday to block Aug. 2 elections that could create six new suburban school districts, arguing that those who sought the elections are deliberately discriminating against black residents. The lawsuit alleges that "race was a motivating factor behind the enactment of the Shelby County Municipal School Acts and that such Acts are purposefully discriminatory." The filing is the latest step in a dispute over the proposed merger of the area's two largest school systems, the majority-black Memphis City Schools and the smaller, majority-white Shelby County Schools. The systems are...
  • Illinois: School Bus Used By Catholic Pro-Life Group Firebombed In Retaliation For Closing Of

    06/18/2012 6:00:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 6/18/12 | zip
    ( – A large school bus, owned by Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Academy, that is well known throughout Rockford for its beautiful pro-life pictures and words asking people to “pray to end abortion”, was fire bombed on Friday night. The damage was extensive to the bus as windows were broken in on both sides and fire bombs were thrown inside to cause maximum damage.It has been speculated that this bombing of a pro-life Christian school bus is in retaliation for the closing of the Rockford abortion mill that is located not far from where the school bus was...
  • What 8th-Graders Were Expected to Know in 1910

    06/14/2012 12:42:52 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 83 replies
    Eagle Forum ^ | July 2004 | Staff
    The following 8th-grade exit exam materials for Washington state in 1910....
  • A blue man ‘dupe’: Parent panic at 32G ‘progressive’ school

    06/13/2012 11:26:43 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 13, 2012 | TARA PALMERI
    The Blue School is one big play date in desperate need of adult supervision. Parents are yanking their kids out of the “progressive,” $32,000 per-year private school founded by the Blue Man Group — which has no books and no tests — because their kids are barely learning to read, The Post has learned. One mother, who is yanking her son at the end of the school year, complained that the school is “unstructured.” “It’s true,” she said when asked if her kid was struggling to read. In all, she added, four of her son’s first-grade classmates are leaving the...
  • Prosecutors still pondering action in case of gun in KU dorm room(KS)

    06/12/2012 10:45:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 11 June, 2012 | George Diepenbrock
    Douglas County prosecutors are still reviewing whether to file charges against a 22-year-old Kansas University student who was accused of possessing a gun inside his scholarship hall room in April. A Lawrence attorney says the case illustrates constitutional questions because a student’s campus dorm room is considered a student’s home, where the Supreme Court has ruled it’s a fundamental right for residents to possess firearms for protection under the Second Amendment. “It’s an area of the law that is newly developing because of Supreme Court cases,” said defense attorney Carl Folsom, who is not involved in the case. “It seems...
  • THE SNEEZE! A true story of faith. Enjoy.

    06/09/2012 7:07:42 AM PDT · by jesus4life · 8 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    Look not into our own understanding, but only to GOD's. Because GOD can use things we look down on or people we look down on in order to show HIS wisdom and power. Be humble. 1 CORINTHIANS 1:25-31 25 God's folly is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength. 26 Consider, brothers, how you were called; not many of you are wise by human standards, not many influential, not many from noble families. 27 No, God chose those who by human standards are fools to shame the wise; he chose those who by human standards...
  • Schools Boss Is Sacked Over Explicit E-Mails

    06/05/2012 10:46:06 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 22 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | June 4, 2012 | staff
    A series of sexually explicit e-mails sent by the superintendent of the Des Moines, Iowa public schools triggered her abrupt resignation last month, and subsequently cost the 57-year-old educator her new post atop the Omaha, Nebraska school system. The correspondence exchanged by Nancy Sebring and a man with whom she was having an extramarital affair were sent via her school e-mail account, a violation of the system's Internet-use guidelines. Many of Sebring’s racy e-mails were sent during the workday (and were sent/received on devices owned by the Des Moines school district).
  • Teacher and Spouse Make $140K Per Year, 'Adamant' That Their Children Will 'Never' Be Educators

    05/31/2012 8:57:15 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 46 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/30/2012 | Tom Gantert
    As teachers in the same school district, Craig and Laura Beach have a combined 47 years at Rockford Public Schools. According to the teachers’ union contract, the two would make a combined $140,000 a year working in a city where the median household income is $57,422. Craig is a high school teacher with 23 years of experience and his wife Laura has 24 years of experience and is an elementary school teacher, according to what Craig Beach recently posted in his op-ed on MLive. If the teaching couple retired with 25 years of experience, their combined pensions would be about...
  • Stealth Islamic Propaganda Shown to Six Million American Students ( Government Schools)

    05/27/2012 11:52:24 AM PDT · by wintertime · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 25, 2012 | Larissa Scott
    On May 16 and 17 of 2012, Channel One Network, a national distributor of educational videos and newscasts viewed daily by over 8,000 middle and high schools, aired a two-part video series, titled "Young and Muslim in America" and "Islam in America." In "Young and Muslim in America: How being a part of Islam changed ten years ago, Part 1," students watch as Muhtasham Sifaat, 18, kneels on a prayer rug inside an empty classroom. His voiceover explains how he moved around a lot when he was younger, but Islam has given him stability. What is not revealed is that...
  • We are the 4%

    05/23/2012 6:21:03 PM PDT · by .454Puma · 2 replies
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 05/23/2012 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    This young man is the 4%. He is the one who proves the American dream is real. And by the way: you 99% OWS-ers are a bunch of whiny, lazy, good for nothing brats who rightfully deserve to remain poor and stupid for the rest of your miserable lives.
  • Man hunting coyote prompts Waukesha West H.S. lockdown(WI)

    05/23/2012 5:34:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies ^ | 22 May, 2012 | Katie DeLong
    WAUKESHA — Waukesha West High School was put on lockdown Tuesday morning, May 22nd after Waukesha police got a report of a man with a gun. As it turned out, there was a man with a .22 rifle in the area who was apparently hunting a coyote. The school was on lockdown for just under a half-hour. Officials say no one was hurt.
  • Lone Bomber, Not Mafia, Sought for Italy School Attack

    05/21/2012 1:44:11 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies
    REUTERS ^ | Sun May 20, 2012 3:31pm EDT | By James Mackenzie
    SNIPPET: "Dinapoli said police already had a facial composite picture of the suspect they believe was behind the attack which killed 16-year-old Melissa Bassi." SNIPPET: "He said investigators had acquired "significant" video evidence that suggested one man had set off the device which exploded as pupils were getting off a bus for the start of lessons on Saturday morning. The footage showed a man of about 50-55 years of age activating a remote control to detonate a rudimentary bomb made of three gas canisters hidden in a container outside the school gates, he said."
  • VIDEO: Mafia Horror In Southern Italy: Bomb At School Named For Anti-Mafia Hero Kills Two Students

    05/19/2012 4:35:50 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 5 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 05/19/12 | Friends of Ours
    A bomb at a vocational school in the port city of Brindisi on the Adriatic coast in Southern Italy has killed two students and injured another five as classes were preparing to start this morning as reported by David Batty for The Guardian. The school was named in honor of the wife of anti-Mafia prosecutor Giovanni Falcone after both were slain almost exactly twenty years ago as reported by Nick Squires for The Telegraph: "the prosecutor, his wife and their three bodyguards were killed on May 23 1992, when the Sicilian Mafia planted half a tonne of explosives on the...
  • Title IX for Thee but Not for a He

    05/15/2012 11:43:45 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | 15 May 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    You would think that after decades of Title IX enforcement, sex discrimination in school sports would be a thing of the past. But this isn’t the case in Suffolk County, New York, where a skilled student-athlete is being denied the right to compete in sports based solely on sex. The child is 13-year-old Keeling Pilaro, who for the last two years has been a member of Southampton High School girls’ field hockey team. He tried out for it and was allowed to play because there are no boys’ field hockey teams anywhere in the county. So what’s the problem now?...