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  • Brazil’s new president to eliminate transgender, pro-gay ideology from schools: "Marxist Rubbish"

    02/12/2019 8:55:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 02/12/2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    BRASILIA, Brazil, February 11, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) -- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced plans last week to revise textbooks in public schools and eliminate references to homosexuality, same-sex “marriage,” and violence against women. There are also proposals to give the military control of some public schools. Once Bolsonaro took office, the Ministry of Education issued new guidelines for textbook publishers that erased references to gender ideology and sexism. The ministry also eliminated its diversity department. On the eve of his Jan. 1 inauguration, Bolsonaro tweeted his intentions. “One of the goals to get Brazil out of the worst positions in international...
  • Growing Number of Schools Arming Themselves With Defense Budgets, Including Armed Teachers

    02/11/2019 3:54:04 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 11 FEB 2019 | Steve Miller
    The Chippewa Valley school district in suburban Detroit didn’t retreat in 2017 after voters overwhelmingly defeated its proposal to borrow $90 million for spending pitched as “protecting the community’s investment in our schools.” Instead it rebranded the package as if lives were on the line – as an effort to literally protect students. Last year, voters approved the bond proposal with the campaign tag line “safe schools, strong schools” emphasizing the need for new security funding. School districts around the nation have found that security sells in the year since a troubled student killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas...
  • Gov. Northam, Step Down and Let the Healing Begin

    02/04/2019 8:36:34 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 2, 2019 | Kay Coles James
    As a young girl growing up in Virginia, I experienced racism firsthand. I know what it looks like and how it feels. I’ve also spent a good part of my life defending the rights of preborn children to live and love among us. It’s my personal mission to fight for and defend the value and dignity of human life. Most Virginians share these beliefs. They are repelled by racism, repulsed by the thought of infanticide. This is why Gov. Ralph Northam must resign. Any decision on his part to delay appears to be an act of a man weighing what...
  • Hashtag stirs debate over role of Christian schools in US

    02/03/2019 8:52:28 AM PST · by Bob434 · 39 replies
    Journal Gazette ^ | Saturday, February 02, 2019 | DAVID CRARY
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — For their supporters, the thousands of Christian schools across America are literally a blessing — a place where children can learn in accordance with biblical teachings, untainted by the secular norms of public schools.</p> <p>To critics, many of these Christian schools venture too often into indoctrination, with teachings that can misrepresent science and history and potentially breed intolerance toward people with different outlooks.</p>
  • Asian kids in specialized high schools would plummet under proposed admissions changes (New York)

    02/01/2019 5:22:24 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 31, 2019 | Selim Algar
    The number of Asian kids admitted to the city’s specialized high schools would plummet by roughly half under City Hall’s proposed admissions revamp, according to a new report. The analysis by the nonpartisan Independent Budget Office found that Asians would get 31 percent of offers under the proposal — compared to the 61 percent who enrolled as freshmen for the 2017-2018 school year. “This is an independent corroboration of our worst fears,” said Wai Wah Chin of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance of Greater New York. “You don’t promote justice for one group by promoting injustice for another group.”
  • Muslim school will not allow girls to eat lunch until after boys have finished, Ofsted chief says

    01/30/2019 2:07:28 PM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    Telegraph Media ^ | 30 JANUARY 2019 | Camilla Turner
    UK - A Muslim school will not allow girls to eat lunch until after boys have finished, an Ofsted chief has told MPs. Al-Hijrah school in Birmingham is still segregating boys and girls despite a Court of Appeal ruling in 2017 that found it was unlawful, according to Luke Tryl, director of corporate strategy at Ofsted. ... We perhaps don’t always feel we get the support we need from the rest of Government in pushing that forward.” He said that Al-Hijrah school was enforcing a “very strict gender segregation” which included “denying the girls to have their lunch until the...
  • KY Prosecutor Confirms: Multiple Investigations Underway Into Twitter Users For TERRORIST THREATS...

    01/22/2019 5:47:12 PM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/22/19 | Cristina Laila
    Rob Sanders, a Kenton County Prosecutor, confirmed Tuesday that there are multiple investigations into Twitter users who made terroristic threats against Covington Catholic High School. “We’ve got multiple ongoing investigations into numerous, numerous threats,” Mr. Sanders said Tuesday in a podcast interview with 700 WLW. “There’s probably a dozen law enforcement agencies, if not more involved in this — it’s growing, it’s spreading, there are other jurisdictions now involved in this,” Sanders added.700 WLW radio host Willie Cunningham brought up the death threats towards the Covington teens made by bluecheck verified accounts on Twitter and asked Mr. Sanders about Kentucky...
  • Bill filed to allow medical cannabis at schools (New Mexico)

    01/22/2019 10:13:24 AM PST · by CedarDave · 11 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 15th, 2019 | Shelby Perea
    SANTA FE, N.M. — There’s a new push to allow medical cannabis on school grounds. Sen. Candace Gould, R-Albuquerque, has pre-filed Senate Bill 204, aiming to allow the medicine in schools and on school buses, and to be administered by staff. Yet the bill allows exclusions for districts that demonstrate they will lose or have lost federal funding from allowing medical cannabis. If passed, students with a treatment plan – agreed upon by the school’s principal and the student’s legal guardian – and a certification for use of medical cannabis will be allowed to take the drug at school. Designated...
  • Left Opens War On All Religious Schools By Targeting Where Karen Pence Works

    01/17/2019 11:25:42 AM PST · by detective · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 17, 2019 | Chad Felix Greene
    ‘Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, started at a job this week teaching art at Immanuel Christian School in Northern Virginia. It’s not a school where everyone is welcome.’ Vice President Mike Pence’s private religious views have been a remarkably common aspect of liberal commentary. Pence is one of the most polite and respectful religious people ever, if the headlines about him are to be taken into context. The most recent was a breathless HuffPost headline that read, “Karen Pence Is Working At A School That Bans LGBTQ Employees And Kids.” It begins with a dark and somber...
  • LATINO Most of us would fail the U.S. citizenship test, survey finds

    01/13/2019 7:23:37 AM PST · by Ancient Man · 54 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 12, 2018 | Allyson Escobar
    The survey, released Oct. 3 by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation with the research firm Lincoln Park Strategies, sampled 1,000 American adults. It showed that only 36 percent actually passed the test. Respondents 65 and older scored the best (74 percent), while only 19 percent of test-takers 45 and younger passed.
  • LA teachers union demands 6.5% raise — despite only 40% of students graduating

    01/11/2019 3:09:30 PM PST · by george76 · 47 replies
    EAG News ^ | JANUARY 9, 2019 | VICTOR SKINNER
    The United Teachers Los Angeles union is planning to call on the Los Angeles Unified School District’s 30,000 teachers to walk out on students over demands for higher pay and increased staff. ... LAUSD has offered a 6 percent raise over the first two years of a three-year contract, but officials contend totality of the union’s demands would bankrupt the district, ... LAUSD faces a projected half-billion dollar deficit this year that’s largely tied to obligations outlined in the current union contract, including generous pension payments and health coverage for retired teachers,.. . LA teachers currently collect a salary of...
  • As the drug crisis takes more young lives, schools are stocking opioid overdose antidote Narcan

    01/03/2019 10:34:47 AM PST · by bgill · 17 replies
    crica ^ | Jan. 3, 2019 | Allison Maass
    Opioid overdoses continue to claim more lives every year, and schools across the country are not turning a blind eye. The mortality rate of children and adolescents due to prescription and illicit opioid overdoses nearly tripled between 1999 and 2016, according to a recent report published by JAMA Network Open. Some high schools, middle schools and even elementary schools have started stocking opioid overdose antidote Narcan. “We do know that there's an increase in use by students. Unfortunately, it seems like it might be trending younger a little bit in some cases, which is obviously a concern, not just for...
  • Big Brother Shocker: N.Y. to Have Public Schools Decide if Private Ones May Operate

    12/21/2018 5:50:52 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    The New American ^ | Friday, 21 December 2018 | Selwyn Duke
    Would it make sense to let McDonald’s franchises decide whether Burger King can do business in their areas? This is essentially the situation created, say critics, by a November New York State Department of Education guidance empowering local government schools to assess the curricula of private schools in their districts and then determine whether they’re fit to operate. Among other things, the onerous guidelines would “give the school district control over teacher’s accreditation, and mandate inspections from public school officials. If not abided by, the guidelines threaten the loss of student-based funding, school transportation, and even eventual closure,” according to...
  • Boys can have periods too, children to be taught in latest victory for transgender campaigners

    12/16/2018 5:23:50 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 121 replies
    Boys can have periods too, children to be taught in latest victory for transgender campaigners Helena Horton 16 December 2018 • 2:44pm 3-4 minutes School children will be taught that "all genders" can have periods in new sex education lessons, in a victory for transgender rights campaigners. The advice to teachers was approved by Brighton & Hove City Council as they try to tackle stigma around menstruation. The new advice follows a council report which said: "Trans boys and men and non-binary people may have periods", adding that "menstruation must be inclusive of all genders". Bins used for menstruation products...
  • West Point teacher on administrative leave after controversy involving transgender student

    12/05/2018 7:05:07 PM PST · by csvset · 68 replies
    WRIC via WAVY ^ | 5 Dec 2018 | WRIC
    WEST POINT, Va. (WRIC) -- Students and parents in West Point, a town roughly an hour east of Richmond, are rallying behind a teacher put on paid administrative leave following a transgender controversy at the school. A French teacher at West Point High School, Peter Vlaming, is currently on paid administrative leave for not using a student's preferred identity pronoun. 8News reached out to the school for comment but West Point Public Schools cited the incident as "a personnel issue" and declined to respond about the status of Vlaming's case. Students told 8News that Vlaming won't use male pronouns for...
  • Peter Thiel predicts ‘reformation’ of higher education in speech to student journalists

    12/03/2018 1:23:17 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 46 replies ^ | 12/1/18 | Jennifer Kabbany
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Peter Thiel is an optimist. Standing before a room full of nearly 100 right-of-center student journalists on Friday night, he told the crowd “we are not on the losing side of history.” But a “reformation” needs to happen first, the billionaire tech mogul and libertarian philanthropist said. “Universities today are as corrupt as the Catholic Church of 500 years ago,” Thiel said. During his speech, he spoke of an academia that has shut down debate, excommunicated conservative scholars, and insisted a college degree is the only way to “salvation,” that being a good job and solid future....
  • School Bans Christmas Carols that Mention Jesus [semi-satire]

    12/02/2018 9:24:57 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 Dec 2018 | John Semmens
    The Robious Middle School in Midlothian, Virginia announced that any Christmas song that mentions Jesus will be prohibited from being sung or played during the holiday season. Principal Dr. Derek Wasnock explained that “since non-Christians might be offended by hearing Jesus’ name, the only way for us to be inclusive of all religions during the holiday season is to exclude any music that includes the words Jesus, Christ, savior, lord, or anything that we might have overlooked, but coulod be construed as offensive to non-christians.” The move was applauded by the school’s nine-member Students for a Muslim America Association. The...
  • School Bars Mom from Entering After She Objected to Gay ‘Pride’ Event for 5-Year-Olds [UK]

    11/25/2018 7:01:05 AM PST · by marshmallow · 36 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/21/18 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    LONDON, England, November 21, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A Christian parent confronted the governors of her child’s primary school about treatment she and her son received after she objected to the school’s mandatory homosexual “Pride Day” celebrations. That treatment included being barred from entering her five-year-old’s school to discuss the kindergartener being given four hours of detention after his mother’s objections to the LGBT event were made known. Izoduwa Adhedo was one of a group of parents who complained that their children, pupils at Heavers Farm Primary School in South East London, were compelled to take part in the June 29,...
  • Scotland Set to Mandate “LGBT-Inclusive” Education

    11/20/2018 4:04:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | Novemer 19, 2018 | The Activist Mommy
    We knew this day would come and sadly, this is likely to follow elsewhere. In Scotland, a plan has been approved to mandate so-called “LGBT-inclusive” education into government-run schools. NBC News reports:
  • De Blasio Fires Investigations Chief, Citing Abuse of Power

    11/19/2018 2:59:26 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/16/2018 | William K. Rashbaum and William Neuman
    Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday took the extraordinary step of firing his embattled investigations commissioner, Mark G. Peters, the culmination of a fierce rivalry between the two powerful men. It was a rare and consequential action by a mayor to remove an investigations commissioner: The position is understood to come with a large degree of independence that allows impartial scrutiny of all areas of government, including the executive branch.