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  • Court to school: Let transgender teen use boys bathroom [VA]

    06/23/2016 5:56:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 23, 2016 7:15 PM EDT | Alanna Durkin Richer
    A Virginia school board must allow a transgender teen to use the boys restroom while the court considers the legal issues of his case, a federal district judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Court Judge Robert G. Doumar’s order directs the Gloucester County School board to let Gavin Grimm use the bathroom that corresponds to his gender identity when he returns for his senior year of high school this fall. […] The order comes after the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in April that the school board’s policy barring Grimm from using the boys restroom violated Title IX, the...
  • 'Transgender' mom and dad: The next wave of LGBT propaganda coming to schools?

    06/23/2016 11:14:29 AM PDT · by massmike · 34 replies
    http://massresistance.com/ ^ | 06/23/2016 | n/a
    Father's Day propaganda. Boston Globe photo of "transgender dad" at work. The incoherent war on truth continues. On Father’s Day the Boston Globe, the major newspaper in New England, featured a lavish front-page article about a father who had “transitioned to a female”. There was an accompanying article by his son – a Boston Globe videographer – who describes that he is now accepting his father’s new “gender” after years of horrible anguish that even caused the son to change his last name. The articles are laden with sentiments of “tolerance” and “acceptance.” But they can’t avoid mentioning the years...
  • NC school district does away with valedictorians: ‘Competition has become very unhealthy’

    05/24/2016 9:55:25 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 34 replies
    EAG News ^ | 5/20/2016 | Victor Skinner
    CARY, N.C. – The Wake County school board believes the decades long tradition of naming class valedictorians and salutatorians creates “unhealthy competition,” so they voted to end the practice. Board members voted unanimously Tuesday to ban high school principals from recognizing the top students with the titles and move to the Latin system that uses designations including cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude starting in 2018, The News Observer reports. “We have heard from many, many schools that the competition has become very unhealthy,” board chairman Tom Benton told the news site. “Students were not collaborating with...
  • Mississippi School District Ordered to Desegregate Its Schools

    05/17/2016 9:17:37 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 47 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5/17/16 | CHRISTINE HAUSER
    federal court has ordered a town in Mississippi to desegregate its high schools and middle schools, ending a five-decade-long legal battle over integrating black and white students. The United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi ordered the Cleveland School District to consolidate the schools after rejecting two alternatives proposed by the school district, saying they were unconstitutional.
  • Tx School Board Ignores Arabic Connection to Slavery-Renames Other Schools

    05/09/2016 3:44:57 PM PDT · by magna carta · 11 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | May 9,2016 | Lana Shadwick
    Houston-The protest organizer at an Arabic Immersion Magnet School says it is ironic that the seventh largest school district in the U.S. is ignoring the Arabic culture’s “long and ongoing culture of enslavement” while stripping names off of schools of anyone connected with the Confederacy or slavery (and spending millions to do so). The leader of “Stop the Magnet,” Liz Theiss, also said she does not understand why the school would reroute school buses and parent pick-up routes where protesters were playing the Islamic Call To Prayer.
  • School's new policy bans parents from walking children to school

    04/12/2016 3:23:21 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 66 replies
    Fox 26 ^ | 05 April 2016 | Andrea Watkins
    MAGNOLIA - Pick your child up from school and you could be charged with trespassing. That's the threat against parents at Bear Branch Elementary School in Magnolia ISD. This is the school's tactic to keep parents who live close to the school from walking on school grounds. Bear Branch is losing students over this pick up policy, that's been in place since the beginning of this school year. The principal has decided that no matter how close the student lives to the school, the student must either take the bus, or the parent must wait in a long car pickup...
  • N.J. approves more than 100 school religious holidays

    04/11/2016 7:01:04 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    The state Board of Education this week approved a list of religous holidays in the upcoming school year on which schools must allow excused absences. The list, updated annually, includes more than 100 holidays for the 2016-17. Students celebrating those holidays must present a written excuse signed by a parent or guardian. Schools are required to provide students the opportunity to make up any tests or other assessments that they missed. Here is the list of religious holidays for 2016-17:
  • Principal Holly Ray Says Parents Will be Arrested if they Walk Kids To or From School!(?)

    04/08/2016 11:29:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 68 replies
    joeforamerica.com ^ | 4/7/2016 | Scott Osborn
    Holly Ray, principal of Bear Branch Elementary in Magnolia Texas has new rules this year and they are making parents and teachers furious! Already well known to be an overbearing gestapo, Holly Ray removed the bike rack, and made the new rule at the beginning of the school year and reinforced it in March. Only way you can get to and from school is in a car or bus! Parents stay in your car! Holly Ray demands!
  • School stops saying 'God Bless America' after ACLU threat

    01/06/2016 5:36:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | January 6, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    For more than a decade boys and girls at Glenview Elementary School would start the day by gathering on the playground to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. The children of Haddon Heights, New Jersey would conclude their patriotic service by saying "God bless America." It was a tradition birthed by two kindergarten teachers in the aftermath of the Muslim terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 - a way to honor those who lost their lives on that terrible day. But that tradition ended Monday - thanks to the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey. The school's principal sent a...
  • Controversial (Islamic) Assignment Reactions Prompt Augusta Co. Schools to Close

    12/17/2015 4:57:49 PM PST · by Morgana · 39 replies
    nbc29.com ^ | December 17, 2015 | nbc29
    AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va (WVIR) - Augusta County schools closed their doors Thursday and canceled all sports and activities for the day. All the county’s schools are closed Friday, December 18, too. Meanwhile, all school sports and activities scheduled for the weekend are also canceled. It all stems from a world geography class assignment at Riverheads High School that some parents called Islamic indoctrination. The writing assignment incorporated Arabic calligraphy, but also included an Islamic proclamation of faith. That prompted a community meeting and a lot of anger. That anger apparently coming not just from central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley,...
  • Fairfax County Public Schools Sues Judicial Watch To Keep “Transgender” Policy Records Secret...

    11/02/2015 6:28:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 2, 2015
    Full title: Fairfax County Public Schools Sues Judicial Watch To Keep “Transgender” Policy Records Secret before Key Election Fairfax County School Board Hires Private Law Firm, Court Today Questions Lawsuit as “Form over Substance” (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on Friday, October 30, the Fairfax County School Board sued Judicial Watch rather than turn over records prior to Election Day concerning a controversial change in policy accommodating “transgender” students. The board filed suit in the Circuit Court of Fairfax County, Virginia ( Fairfax County Public Schools v. Judicial Watch, Inc. (No. 2015 14395)). At a calendar hearing...
  • Former Chicago School Chief Goes Down In MASSIVE Corruption Bust

    10/08/2015 1:38:41 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Blake Neff
    The former head of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) was indicted Thursday for allegedly participating in a bribery scheme that illegally influenced more than $20 million in city spending. According to the charges against her, ex-CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett steered a no-bid $20.5 million contract to the consulting company SUPES Academy in return for bribes and the promise of a job after she left her post. Prosecutors claim that Byrd-Bennett’s corrupt dealings began in April 2012, when she first arrived in Chicago to work as chief education adviser, and continued for the next three years. U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon said Byrd-Bennett...
  • Ex-Chicago Public Schools leader charged with corruption

    10/08/2015 11:29:48 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    yahoo News ^ | Oct 08, 2015 | MICHAEL TARM
    The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools was indicted on corruption charges Thursday in an alleged bribery and kickback scheme to steer $20 million worth of no-bid contracts to education companies. Barbara Byrd-Bennett was indicted about four months after she resigned amid the investigation into the contract was between the district and SUPES Academy, a training academy where she once worked as a consultant. She was appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to lead the nation' third-largest school district in 2012
  • Missouri school to allow transgender student to use girls' facilities

    09/02/2015 1:34:11 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 91 replies
    Guardian ^ | 9/2/15 | Ellen Brait
    When a transgender high school student in Missouri received backlash for her request to use the girls’ bathroom and locker room, she found one very important ally: the school board, which granted her permission to use the facilities. According to Kelli Hopkins of the Missouri school board’s association, 17-year-old Lila Perry has been granted her request because of recent guidance issued by the US Department of Education. While there is no “policy per se on transgender students use of bathrooms”, Hopkins said, there is a policy that says “districts cannot discriminate against students based on their gender”. “The Office of...
  • Tennessee school district bans all flags, including Old Glory

    08/23/2015 3:13:19 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 54 replies
    myfoxmemphis.com ^ | august 23, 2015
    School leaders in Dickson County decided, after a summer of controversy surrounding the confederate flag, the wise thing to do would be to ban all flags and banners. Some students are angry as they feel their patriotism is being compromised. School leaders said there is a right and wrong way to show American pride: "It's not an unpatriotic act by any means because we have a number of ways in which students do learn how to be patriotic and express American pride." -snip Students said they were told they would get kicked out if they bring an American flag onto...
  • Students in Virginia Will be Taught that “There’s No Such Thing as Boys or Girls”

    05/16/2015 10:28:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 69 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | May 16, 2015 | John S. Roberts
    This, at its most basic level, is disgusting and reprehensible.We know how far America – and the Left in particular – have strayed from religion. It’s really sad, and if the trend continues, will ultimately lead to our demise.Ask yourself, why is radical Islam so strong at the moment? The answer: religion.No matter how much radical Islamists have distorted the Quran, religion remains a main tenet of their teachings. In the U.S. today, you can’t turn on a TV show anymore without seeing at least one homosexual character, no doubt because Hollywood liberals want you to believe that out of every 10...
  • Video – Watch as Florida Parents are Treated Like Children for Questioning School Curriculum

    02/25/2015 6:07:24 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    BlackListedNews.com ^ | 02/25/2015 | Liberty Blitzkrieg
    A Liberty Blitzkrieg reader who is a resident of Naples, Florida recently sent me a note highlighting a video in which he, and several other concerned parents, were reprimanded and treated like little children in a School Board Workshop as a result of them expressing concerns about school curriculum.In order to give you some background on the issue, see the Letter to the Editor he wrote to the Naples Daily News on 1/28 to say what he was prevented from saying at the 1/20 School Board Workshop. Letter reprinted below: Patton the causeThe controversy behind the recent parents’ review of school textbooks lays squarely at...
  • School District to Stop Interrogating Christian Homeschool Kids

    01/15/2015 12:10:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    A Virginia school district has decided to scrap a policy that allowed it to interrogate Christian homeschool teenagers and their parents about their religious beliefs.Last November Douglas Pruiett and his wife received a letter from Goochland County Public Schools about updated procedures to the district’s requests for religious exemptions for homeschool students.Under the updated rules, once a child turns 14-years-old, the district requires that homeschool parents reapply for a religious exemption to public education.The Prueitts have seven children, three of whom were impacted by the revised policy.“Each application must be completed along with a statement of your bona fide religious...
  • Feds: Yee shook down NFL team, 'Shrimpboy' headed organized crime group (shoulder fired missiles)

    07/25/2014 9:53:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 7/25/14 | Jonah Owen Lamb
    **SNIP** At one meeting with an undercover FBI agent, Jackson allegedly told Yee that the agent knew the owner of an NFL team. Yee then told the agent about a pending law that would limit NFL players from filing workers' compensation claims in the state if they played for out of state teams. Yee told the agent that he should "convey this information to the owner of the NFL team" with an offer of help from Yee. Asked about the cost of such a vote, Yee reportedly said, "Oh no...we gotta drag it out, man. We gotta juice this thing."...
  • Leland Yee case filing alleges unidentified politician took money from undercover agent

    09/28/2014 3:02:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    SF Examiner ^ | 9/24/14 | Jonah Owen Lamb
    An undercover FBI agent gave campaign donations to an unnamed Bay Area politician during a yearslong undercover investigation into a Chinatown gang and alleged political corruption that culminated in the arrests of state Sen. Leland Yee and Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow earlier this year. This is according to the latest filing by the U.S. Attorney's Office in the federal case against the two men and about 20 others. Besides indicating that a politician other than Yee allegedly took money from undercover FBI agents in exchange for favors, the filing further lays out the relationship between former school board member and...
  • Suge Knight, Too $hort, Katt Williams Make a Cameo in Sen. Yee Corruption Trial (RAT missiles)

    10/22/2014 5:20:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | 10/22/14 | Max A. Cherney
    Perhaps the last trio you'd expect to see mentioned in the State Sen. Leland Yee corruption trial is comedian Katt Williams, rapper Too $hort, and hip-hop mogul Suge Knight. Strangely enough, recent court documents reveal some interesting details and even more curious connections between some of the defendants in the Yee case and the three famous guys mentioned above. For starters, Keith Jackson — the former school board member who who got tangled up in the corruption case when he allegedly helped Yee obtain campaign donations in excess of the legal limits — was heard on wire taps bragging to...
  • June Trial Set in Yee Corruption Case (shoulder fired missiles)

    12/19/2014 3:53:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | 12/18/14 | MARIA DINZEO
    SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Suspended California state Sen. Leland Yee could face a jury as early as June for charges of political corruption and conspiracy to import guns. At a scheduling conference on Thursday, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said Yee will be tried along with his political consultant Keith Jackson, who also faces drug and murder-for-hire charges. Breyer said those charges will be tried separately, but lawyers for the defendants, including Yee's lawyer James Lassart, were not satisfied. "The firearms charges are going to be extremely prejudicial. The government has acquired 50 to 70 different firearms that, undoubtedly to...
  • San Diego Unified School District Gets Armored Vehicle (MRAP)

    09/10/2014 4:51:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | Setember 9, 2014 | Kristina Davis
    SD Unified gets armored vehicle City schools police have obtained their own military-grade Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle through a federal grant. Known as an MRAP, the armored mobile will be converted into a victim rescue vehicle that will be stocked with thousands of dollars in advanced medical supplies and be able to take heavy fire in case of an attack on campus, the San Diego Unified School District Police Department said Tuesday. The MRAP, valued at more than $700,000, was acquired at no cost to the district. The vehicle is expected to be operational in October. “We recognize the public...
  • Texas: Judge to sort out math, race disputes in Irving ISD trial (white voters vs ineligible voters)

    07/31/2014 2:08:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | July 20, 2014 | AVI SELK
    The trial over Irving ISD’s election system ended Wednesday after three days of testimony about race, math and the right to vote.U.S. District Judge Sidney Fitzwater must now decide whether Irving ISD’s setup illegally blocks Hispanics from electing their favored candidates. If he does, he could force the district to rewrite its election system for the second time in two years.Fitzwater ruled against the same plaintiffs—failed school board candidate Manuel Benavidez and his law firm, Bickel & Brewer—when they first sued Irving ISD in the late 2000s. The judge found that Hispanic residents were too few and far between to...
  • ALABAMA School Board dismisses all parental concerns about Islam-focused textbooks in public schools

    01/19/2014 4:17:24 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 33 replies
    barenakedislam.com ^ | January 18, 2014
    The State Education Board has refused to replace 11 of Alabama’s approved social studies textbooks that feature a chilling overemphasis on Islam at the exclusion of any and all other religions. Most of these textbooks are funded by the Saudi government and distributed free of charge to U.S. schools.
  • Moral Intelligence and Public School Bullying

    12/22/2013 2:37:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 22, 2013 | Deborah C. Taylor
    On December 4, 2013 Randi Weingarten, president of the 1.5-million member American Federation of Teachers(AFT), spoke on C-Span about bullying, particularly of gay students. Ms. Weingarten said, with surprise in her voice, that she doesn't understand why gay students are still bullied in public schools, because in 2013, "It's cool to be gay." She also said she is gay, and now speaks about it openly.As a psychotherapist, I tell clients that being surprised by another person's behavior often results from erroneous assumptions about the person, usually because you see them as you want them to be rather than as they...
  • Georgia School District Approves Rifles for School Resource Officers

    12/18/2013 7:37:42 AM PST · by rktman · 43 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12/18/2013 | Breitbart News
    GAINESVILLE, GA. – A north Georgia school board has approved a measure allowing some school resource officers to carry rifles. The plan calls for a rifle to be kept in each of the city's high schools and middle schools, The Gainesville Times reported. The weapons will be kept inside safes and will be accessible only to the school resource officer, school district officials have said. Earlier this year, district leaders said the safes would be accessible by fingerprint recognition.
  • Houston school board votes to ban 'offensive' mascots

    12/14/2013 6:59:23 AM PST · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    Fox News/AP ^ | December 13, 2013
    The Houston school district board has given preliminary approval to a new policy that would prohibit offensive or culturally insensitive mascots. The new policy calls on schools to show respect and cultural sensitivity in nicknames and mascots. The use of any race or ethnic group will be prohibited, the Houston Chronicle reported.
  • Forrest High: Board begins name-change process

    11/09/2013 11:46:28 AM PST · by shortstop · 46 replies
    Florida Times Union ^ | 11/09/13 | Denise Smith Amos
    Duval County School Board members voted unanimously Friday to start the process that likely would remove the name Nathan B. Forrest from one of its high schools. All seven board members voted to formally accept the written request of District 5 board member Constance Hall to begin the name-change procedure.
  • Tired of being told they couldn’t, school board OKs student-led prayer

    10/09/2013 10:42:45 AM PDT · by xzins · 32 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | October 09, 2013 | Bob Kellogg
    Even though they were warned there could be trouble, a Kansas school board nevertheless voted to allow student-led prayers and even use of the school's public address system to do so. At its meeting on September 23, the school board in Liberal voted unanimously (7-0) to allow student-led prayers at all school activities and to provide access to the school's public address system. According to the Leader & Times newspaper, the item was added “spontaneously” to the agenda near the end of that meeting. “We do live in a democratic society, and I personally feel like our community would support...
  • Arkansas school assignment: Gut the Bill of Rights

    10/08/2013 9:59:53 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 26 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jason Howerton
    A parent in Bryant, Ark., claims her sixth-grade daughter brought home a history class assignment that asks students to “revise, omit two and add two amendments” to the “outdated” Bill of Rights. Her daughter is reportedly a student in the Bryant School District. Lela Spears, the girl’s mother, told the Digital Journal that the worksheet requires students to take part in a theoretical special committee, the “National Revised Bill of Rights Task Force.” The committee is charged with the task of revising the Bill of Rights to “ensure that our personal civil liberties and the pursuit of happiness remains guarded...
  • Boys punished for firing airsoft guns (Update - Suspended for the rest of the school year)

    09/25/2013 7:12:25 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 64 replies
    WAVY.com ^ | 9-25-2013 | Andy Fox
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - Three Virginia Beach seventh graders learned their fates Tuesday morning when they were suspended for shooting airsoft guns on private property. During a hearing with a disciplinary committee Tuesday morning, Aidan Clark, Khalid Caraballo and a third friend were given long-term suspensions in a unanimous vote. The suspensions will last until June, but a hearing will be held January 27 to determine if they will be allowed back in school sooner. The students' parents initially told WAVY News' Andy Fox their children were expelled, but when Fox looked at the official letter from the school,...
  • L.A. Unified, 7 others get waivers from No Child Left Behind

    08/06/2013 5:16:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 6, 2013 | By Howard Blume
    L.A. Unified and seven other California school districts on Tuesday won relief from some strict and costly provisions of federal education law. Besides Los Angeles, the school districts are Long Beach, Santa Ana, Fresno, Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco and Sanger.
  • A brave Baltimore teacher speaks the truth about schools, students

    08/02/2013 9:41:27 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | AUGUST 1, 2013 | GREGORY KANE
    Anyone that can dredge up the guts to teach in Baltimore's public schools automatically becomes a... Dave Miceli doesn't know me from a hole in the ground, but he's my new hero. Anyone that can dredge up the guts to teach in Baltimore's public schools automatically becomes a candidate for hero status in my book, especially if said anyone has taught in these schools for 20 years, as Miceli has. But it was his bold, insightful, no-punches-pulled letter to the editors of the July 15 edition of the Baltimore Sun that put Miceli on my hero's list. I'm reprinting that...
  • School board OKs Trayvon Martin discussion in schools

    07/31/2013 2:07:12 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 27 replies
    fox5sandiego.com ^ | July 31, 2013
    SAN DIEGO – San Diego Unified School District board of trustees voted unanimously on Tuesday to move forward with a plan to allow classroom discussions about the controversial Trayvon Martin shooting case. This comes about two weeks after George Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder of 17 year old Trayvon Martin in 2012. After hearing student reactions from around the city, San Diego Unified School Board members Richard Barrera and Marne Foster came up with a plan. At the public meeting, they asked Superintendent Cindy Marten to create a platform which will allow middle and high school students to speak...
  • Why Cheerleaders Can Post Bible Verses

    06/02/2013 8:53:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2013 | Kavin McCullough
    So a school district, that has already lost in a lower court, attempting to ban both religious belief and free expression thereof, now wants to spend tax-payer money to attempt to thwart those same rights of religious belief, and free expression. Welcome to all that is the fascist thinking of the leadership of the Kountze Independent School District, located just outside Beaumont, Texas. Similar to the scandals occupying Washington DC right now there is a "big picture" lesson in the story of the Kountze High School cheerleaders: "If the atheist left of America have enough tax-payer money at hand, they...
  • Former 'Superintendent Of The Year' Could Go To Prison For 45 Years

    04/03/2013 6:49:07 AM PDT · by blam · 38 replies
    TBI ^ | 4-3-2013 | Rebecca Baird-Remba
    Former 'Superintendent Of The Year' Could Go To Prison For 45 Years Rebecca Baird-RembaApril 2, 2013, 6:13 PM Dr. Beverly Hall arrives for her last school board meeting in 2011. Thirty-five Atlanta educators were indicted last week for allegedly participating in a cheating conspiracy involving one of America's most storied school superintendents. Retired Atlanta schools chief Beverly Hall was named "National Superintendent of the Year" in 2009 and had previously headed troubled school districts in New York and Newark. She was credited with rescuing the struggling Atlanta school system and helping it meet testing standards set by the Bush-era No...
  • The bank, the school and the 38-year loan

    03/19/2013 1:01:44 PM PDT · by sissydi · 8 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | Feb. 15 , 2013 | Melody Peterson
    The fliers touted new ballfields, science labs and modern classrooms. They didn't mention the crushing debt or the investment bank that stood to make millions. In early 2008, residents of Placentia and Yorba Linda approved a $200 million school construction bond after reading those fliers and being assured repeatedly that "their money will be spent wisely." What happened instead was that Measure A led to a debt so large and long lasting that it has mortgaged the future of their children's children.
  • Detroiters pledge uprising during state takeover: ‘Make sure you are prepared and you will survive’

    03/15/2013 5:18:24 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 179 replies
    Councilman Kwame Kenyatta and a packed room of Detroiters warned today of an impending revolt against state intervention, urging residents to stock up on canned food and supplies. “Even the Bloods in the hood fight for their territory,” Kenyatta said during a 20-minute monologue on the civil rights struggle at today’s city council meeting. “You are going to have to drag me out of here for me to leave.” Kenyatta cited Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became an intellectual and civil rights icon, because of his position that black people must sacrifice their lives, if necessary, to win freedom...
  • School Orders Cross Removed From Football Helmets

    10/11/2012 5:48:18 AM PDT · by onlylewis · 73 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 10/10/12 | Todd Starnes
    Wisconsin school district has ordered a joint public-private school football team to change its logo – in the middle of the season — after a lone parent said the inclusion of a bishop’s hat and cross was a violation of the U.S. Constitution. Martin Lexmond, superintendent of the Shorewood School District, told Fox News that he made the decision to remove the logos after consulting with the school board. “It just didn’t occur to anybody that there might be questions about it,” he said. “A parent last week raised the question asking if this was a violation of separation of...
  • Former Sun Prairie School Board president charged with embezzlement

    02/10/2012 3:58:54 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 2-9-12 | Ed Treleven
    The former president of the Sun Prairie School Board was charged with theft Thursday for allegedly stealing more than $10,000 from Sun Prairie Youth Football over a five-year period, using the money to pay the property taxes on his home and buy merchandise from stores. David A. Stackhouse, 50, who now lives in Springfield, Pa., was charged with one count of theft in a business setting, for allegedly taking $10,254 between July 2003 and November 2008. Stackhouse was Sun Prairie Youth Football's president from 1999 until 2008, when his bid for re-election was defeated. He was a member of the...
  • Controversy Swirls Around School Board Candidate

    11/07/2011 12:09:43 PM PST · by Commander8 · 5 replies
    KCRA ^ | November 7, 2011 | Unattributed
    Embed this VideoxEmailFacebookDiggTwitterRedditDelicious Link Share Modesto school board candidate Mylinda Mason fires up controversy after taking a stand on SB 48, which requires schools to include historical contributions of homosexuals in the curriculum. Read more: http://www.kcra.com/video/29699254/detail.html#ixzz1d3GyPbHb
  • Hudson school budget passes, despite voting results

    05/18/2011 5:01:28 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 10 replies
    WTEN - News 10 ^ | May 18, 2011 | NA
    HUDSON, N.Y. - Residents of the Hudson City School District voted against the 2011-2012 proposed school budget Tuesday night, however following the polls closing the board of education reversed the decision. The results of the Hudson school budget vote showed 1,249 residents against the budget, and only 424 in favor of the budget. The school board voted in the budget after polls closed, despite the rejected budget results. The school board's vote was split 4 to 3. According to the Hudson City Superintendent, the budget presented was less than a contingency budget would be. Under state law, the Board of...
  • Food Fight: Chicago School Bans Students From Bringing Own Lunches

    04/11/2011 11:18:37 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11 Apr 2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Who would have ever thought that the youth would revolt over bringing their own lunches to school? But while young communists march against austerity in Britain, young people at one Chicago school are fighting their administrators for the opportunity to pack their own meals. All because the school wants to promote healthy choices. “Who thinks the lunch is not good enough?” the Chicago Tribune recently observed seventh-grader Fernando Dominguez shouting to his lunch mates in Spanish and English at Little Village Academy. It‘s a public school on Chicago’s West Side. As numerous hands reached for the ceiling, Dominguez led a...
  • No expulsion for kids' Facebook posts about teacher

    03/10/2011 3:03:44 PM PST · by madprof98 · 25 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 3/10/11 | Ty Tagami
    The school system that threatened to expel three children over their derogatory Facebook posts about a teacher has backed down. The students, who called a teacher at Chapel Hill Middle School in Douglas County a "pedophile" and a "rapist" in online posts last month, will return to school Tuesday after a two-week suspension, said William Lambert, Jr., one of the parents. The kids had faced re-assignment to a school for troubled youths for at least the rest of the semester. But earlier this week the Douglas school system canceled the tribunal hearing that had been scheduled for Thursday morning. Lambert...
  • Name This School -- LET'S WIN ONE FOR THE GIPPER! (School Bd. to vote on Reagan Elementary name)

    02/28/2011 7:52:29 PM PST · by ReagansRaiders · 3 replies
    Virginia Virtucon ^ | 2/28/11 | Riley
    This Wed., March 2, the Prince William County School Board will be voting on what to name the new elementary school opening Fall 2011 on Linton Hall Road.  The naming committee came up with the lame name of "Piney Branch Elementary School" -- Ronald Reagan didn't even make the top 18 suggestions of the committee despite it having strong supporters.  I first suggested that name early last October and encouraged people to submit it to the naming committee by the Dec. 1 deadline.  Following is the message that I sent to the naming committee: Since the new elementary school on...
  • Report: School Board Blew Hundreds of Millions of Taxpayers Dollars While In Lobbyists' Pocket

    02/20/2011 1:53:27 PM PST · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 7 replies
    BrowardPalmBeach.com ^ | Feb. 19, 2011 | Bob Norman
    Well, it's finally official. The Broward County School Board wasted hundreds of millions of your dollars while doing the bidding of a select group of contractors and lobbyists. You've been reading about that here for the past five years. Now the statewide grand jury has found the same thing. The final grand jury report was released last night (yes, that means they aren't going to issue indictments). To get an idea of its tone, understand that it stated flatly that were it not for a constitutional mandate to have a school board "our first and foremost recommendation would have been...
  • Ten Commandments restored at Virginia schools

    01/24/2011 5:38:48 AM PST · by careyb · 74 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/24/11 | AP
    RICHMOND, Va. | A school district in southwestern Virginia is re-posting copies of the Bible's Ten Commandments in all county schools, despite concerns that doing so is unconstitutional. The five-member Giles County School Board voted unanimously to restore the framed, 4-foot-tall, biblical texts after parents and local ministers complained about their removal from the district's five schools and its technology center. The decision was made even though the board's attorney advised that such Christian displays represent unconstitutional government endorsement of religion. The Ten Commandments were up on school walls in Giles County for at least a decade next to framed...
  • Comedian mocks Wake schools' assignment controversy (NC)

    01/19/2011 6:23:26 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 32 replies
    WRAL ^ | 1/19/11 | Renee Chou
    The controversy surrounding the Wake County school board's plan to assign students goes up for another debate Wednesday night. The issue is once again getting national attention – this time on a comedy show. First, it was a story in The Washington Post, then a letter to the editor by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Now, news of Wake County public schools has turned into comedy material. Comedian Stephen Colbert, of The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, devoted five minutes to mocking the school board's assignment policies and one of its members.
  • School security guard: 'I'm not a hero, folks' (Praises God during interview)

    12/16/2010 12:13:55 PM PST · by pillut48 · 30 replies
    MSNBC video ^ | 12-16-10
    PANAMA CITY, Florida — The Florida security guard who confronted a gunman during a school board meeting said Thursday that he was "no hero" and wasn't thinking about bullets or dying. His biggest fear, he said, was that he had let down his superintendent. "I saw that first shot and I knew the superintendent fell backward," Mike Jones said during a press conference on Thursday. "I thought he'd killed him, that I'd let him down." Jones, a 20-year police veteran, calmly, and at times tearfully, described the events leading up to Clay Duke taking his own life after firing at...