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  • Student found with 10 stamp bags of heroin at Pittsburgh school, authorities say

    10/18/2016 1:39:38 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 19 replies ^ | 10/18/2016 | uncredited
    PITTSBURGH - An 11th-grade student at University Prep 6-12 school in Pittsburgh was found in possession of 10 stamp bags of heroin, according to a spokeswoman for Pittsburgh Public Schools. Security said they became suspicious of the student when he arrived at school Tuesday morning and appeared to be under the influence. When staff members escorted the student to the office, spokeswoman Ebony Pugh told Channel 11 News that he placed three stamp bags in his mouth. He spit out the stamp bags and was examined by paramedics. The student was released to his parents and will face charges, Pugh...
  • ‘To be white is to be racist, period’ - High School Teacher

    10/17/2016 4:30:47 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 71 replies
    EAGnews ^ | October 17, 2016 | Victor Skinner
    (Shortened headline) A Norman North High School teacher is instructing students that “to be white is to be racist, period.” A student at the school who did not want to be identified recently used her cell phone to record a classroom lecture at Norman North High School in which her teacher, who also is not identified, explained how to “heal the racial divide,”.
  • Privatization Remains a Popular Practice with School Districts

    10/13/2016 5:23:45 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/9/2016 | James Hohman
    The publication of the state’s adequacy study a few months ago had school districts renewing their call for more money from the state taxpayers. But funding is only one side of the coin, and one that is often outside a district’s direct control. Cost is the other side of the school finance coin, and one way that districts can save on costs is to solicit bids to contract out support services. A new survey finds that more districts than ever are doing this. Privatization in Michigan’s public school districts has increased drastically since the Mackinac Center for Public Policy started...
  • Holidays’ names stricken from next year’s Montgomery schools calendar (to appease Muslims)

    11/12/2014 7:38:38 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 11, 2014 | Donna St. George
    Christmas and Easter have been stricken from next year’s school calendar in Montgomery County. So have Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah. Montgomery’s Board of Education voted 7 to 1 Tuesday to eliminate references to all religious holidays on the published calendar for 2015-2016, a decision that followed a request from Muslim community leaders to give equal billing to the Muslim holy day of Eid al-Adha.
  • Montgomery Co. ed board strips religious holiday references from new calendar Read more:

    11/12/2014 3:31:02 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 14 replies ^ | NOVEMBER 12, 2014 | No Attribution
    ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Montgomery County Public Schools will remove religious labels from school holidays, but members of the Islamic community say the adjustments to the school calendar do nothing to gain parity and a day off for the Muslim holiday of Eid.
  • White privilege survey given to high school seniors in Aloha (OR)

    10/01/2016 5:06:38 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies ^ | Sep. 29, 2016 | Kellee Azar, KATU News
    ALOHA, Ore. — Some parents in Aloha are concerned about a "white privilege" survey their children received as homework. Jason Schmidt's son, a senior at Aloha High School, was given the survey as homework. Schmidt said he's not too happy about the form. “I think he should be learning actual education and not be a part of some social experiment or some teacher’s political agenda,” Schmidt said.
  • Historian: Crooked School Lessons Present Islam as Peaceful, Demonise Christians

    09/30/2016 1:51:09 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Sep 2016 | Virginia Hale
    A historian has slammed the double standards employed in French schools which present Muslim conquerors as peaceful and brilliant, and Christians as backwards oppressors. Against the backdrop of terror attacks and rising Islamic extremism worldwide, teacher and author Barbara Lefebvre contends that education on Islam has “never been more necessary”. But the historian, who has published several books on the Holocaust, argues that textbooks’ sanitization of Muslim conquests and their presentation of an Islamic supremacist version of history is completely unhelpful.
  • NJ High schooler Suspended for Anti-Gun Control Project

    09/30/2016 12:17:53 PM PDT · by Coleus · 16 replies
    NJ2AS ^ | 09.28.16 | Alexander Roubian
    A Manville, NJ student was suspended and ordered to go under a psychological evaluation after it was found out he was doing an assignment arguing against gun control.Student Frank Harvey was doing a project for class that was on gun control, arguing against it, when he left his flash drive with the project on it in the school library. The flash drive was then found and handed over to the school administrators. After discovering the contents of the flash drive, which in the report included anti-gun control political cartoons and videos and reports of armed citizens defending themselves from criminals,...
  • Michigan May Begin Closing Bad Detroit Schools

    09/30/2016 10:40:54 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/29/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Attorney General Bill Schuette released an official legal opinion Wednesday that schools operated by the reconstituted Detroit school district may be closed due to poor academic performance. Attorney General spokesperson Andrea Bitely confirmed that the opinion is binding on state agencies. Schuette's opinion rebuffs a contrary legal opinion Gov. Rick Snyder had endorsed. “The law is clear: Michigan parents and their children do not have to be stuck indefinitely in a failing school,” Schuette said in a press release. “Detroit students and parents deserve accountability and high performing schools. If a child can’t spell opportunity, they won’t have opportunity.” Senate...
  • Student suspended after posting picture of discolored water in school bathroom

    09/26/2016 1:47:47 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 36 replies ^ | September 24, 2016 | KFOR-TV & K. Querry
    "Hazel Juco says she was concerned when she saw discolored water coming from a sink in the girl’s restroom at school. However, she had no idea that she would be suspended because of a picture she took. Juco says she snapped a photo of the water and posted it to her social media pages, hoping that someone would notice and the problem would be fixed. Instead of getting help, she was called to the office."

    09/25/2016 5:03:35 AM PDT · by Bubba Gump Shrimp · 10 replies
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | 9/24/16 | Laurie Higgins
    As you may remember, the Friday before Labor Day, U-46 CEO Tony Sanders made the decision to allow a gender-confused middle school student to use an opposite-sex locker room. And Sanders also decided to conceal this information from district parents. Only one school board member, Jeanette Ward, had the courage and integrity to notify parents via her Facebook page of this information. As a result, she has been on the receiving end of vicious, hateful, and false personal attacks. Contrary to what Leftists in the district are saying, Mrs. Ward revealed no personal identifying information about the student. She did...
  • Man shooting at squirrels puts Farmington schools on lockdown

    09/19/2016 2:40:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Echo Press ^ | Deanna Weniger
    FARMINGTON, Minn.—A man shooting at squirrels with a pellet gun on his property caused confusion Monday morning in Farmington as authorities requested some of the city's schools to go into lockdown after a gunfire report. "The initial call was that there was a man outside with a rifle shooting off rounds," said Sgt. Bob Sauter of the Farmington Police Department. Authorities treated the report with an active shooter response. The caller was ambiguous on the exact location, guessing the 400 block of Oak Street, and the department, having had some previous responses in that area, weren't taking any chances, Sauter...
  • Why You Can Expect To See More Violence In Schools This Year

    09/18/2016 10:37:50 AM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies ^ | Sep. 15, 2016 | Joy Pullmann
    Two years ago I chased down a single dad whose son attended schools in the same district as the infamous Missourian Michael Brown. Sixty-six-year-old Paul Davis, a cab driver and son of Mississippi sharecroppers, decided to pay $1,500 in rent atop his mortgage just to get his son Robert out of some of the nation’s most violent schools by establishing residency in a better school district. Davis told me about the time in fifth grade other black boys had held Robert down until he peed on himself; the time bullies stole his book bag; the many times they attacked Robert—in...
  • U.S. Students on Track to Learn America Is to Blame for 9/11

    09/11/2016 7:28:02 AM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies
    breitbart ^ | Sep. 10, 2016 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    As America looks back on the September 11 terrorist attack that changed the nation, the direction of education in the country seems on track to ensure that U.S. students either forget that day entirely or view it as a result of America’s own failure to be open and accepting of other cultures. Signs of the promotion of a “borderless” country that fosters unfettered multiculturalism could be seen decades ago in progressive school textbooks read daily by American students. “Culture war” commentator Stanley Kurtz tells Breitbart News that the situation is likely only to grow worse with the left-leaning Advanced Placement...
  • Boy, 15, arrested for bringing loaded gun to Brooklyn school on first day of classes

    09/08/2016 9:32:33 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 14 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8 Sept 2016 | NYDN
    A 15-year-old boy was discovered with the weapon at the Brooklyn School for Career Development on Clermont Avenue in Clinton Hill about 9:45 a.m., officials said. "First day, first gun," Floyd said. "Why would de Blasio want to remove scanners form schools? It's crazy."
  • Governor Gives Academically Failed Detroit Schools a Three-Year Pass

    09/08/2016 6:32:27 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/5/2016 | Tom Gantert
    The demand by the media and Democratic politicians for more oversight in Michigan’s public schools has been almost entirely focused on charter schools. Yet, consider the academically failing schools run by a district that has been riddled with corruption for more than a decade. That district, in which more than half the schools are failing academically, recently received a $617 million state bailout because it was insolvent. And now, Gov. Snyder just handed the district's schools a three-year pass on the threat of closure. The governor cited a legal opinion on Thursday from the law firm Miller Canfield that the...
  • Charter School-Prison Comparison Misses the Mark

    09/07/2016 1:47:42 PM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/5/2016 | Ben DeGrow
    This year’s back-to-school season has brought out more than the usual share of anti-charter hostility — with local critics seeking to amplify national voices. On his HBO show, comedian John Oliver skewered charter schools with 18 minutes of uninformed and outdated (but otherwise funny) satire. The NAACP has called for a moratorium on new charters, which has provoked a bewildered backlash from many who see the benefits they have provided for children of color. Playing a similar tune, the chair of Michigan State University’s music education department last week unleashed an off-key analogy: “As with the private prison scenario, the...
  • Michigan Plans to Close Some Top Public Schools

    08/30/2016 5:05:12 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/26/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Some quality Michigan public schools may be shut down by the state in 2017 due to their standing in a ranking that uses standardized test scores. Some scholars and analysts, though, say that the ranking is incomplete because it does not take into account the impact of students’ social and economic status on how much they are learning. That omission, they say, overlooks the progress that a school may be making with a challenging population. The website Chalkbeat Detroit reported Aug. 15 that more than 100 schools with poor scores on the state’s standardized tests could be closed by June....
  • Homeschool Advocate: US Gov’t Bullies Parents And Kids Into Common Core [VIDEO]

    08/29/2016 7:09:17 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 8-27-2016 | Ginni Thomas
    Daily Caller News Foundation Homeschool Advocate: US Gov’t Bullies Parents And Kids Into Common Core [VIDEO] Ginni Thomas Contributor 10:24 PM 08/27/2016 As parents increasingly notice government schools indoctrinate children with secular or progressive values, more families are exploring homeschooling as “a freedom initiative” to maintain control over values and beliefs. Sam Sorbo is a passionate, dedicated homeschooling mom of three and talk radio host. Often on Fox News, Sorbo is an actress, former model and biomedical engineer from Duke University, who is married to actor Kevin Sorbo of “Hercules” fame. She is also the author of recent book “They’re...
  • Portland Public Schools 'rap music' ban sparks allegations of racism

    08/26/2016 6:23:23 AM PDT · by suthener · 28 replies
    The Oregonian/OregonLive ^ | August 24, 2016 | Bethany Barnes
    Portland Public Schools officials are rethinking a district ban on rap music on buses after allegations of racism. The district had banished hip-hop from its buses, deeming the genre "inappropriate." Teri Brady, senior director of transportation at Portland Public Schools, sent a directive to bus drivers in March forbidding "religious, rap music, or talk show programs." The memo included a list of acceptable stations, broken down into three genres: pop, country and jazz. Parent Colleen Ryan-Onken obtained a copy and it circulated in August among outraged parents, prompting the district to walk back the directive in statements released Wednesday.
  • My Public School (Mis)Education About Islam

    08/24/2016 3:11:12 AM PDT · by Benny Huang · 10 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | August 24, 2016 | Benny Huang
    Does it matter what our kids learn about Islam in public schools? Jenny McKeigue of Olmsted Falls, Ohio thinks so. This small town mother has battled her local school board for about four years to get them to remove parts of the curriculum that seem to promote Islam. In 2012, McKeigue learned that her son had been shown a video in his seventh grade social studies class that she considered to be blatant Muslim propaganda. The video, an episode of the discontinued "30 Days" reality TV series, featured a "regular American" (the host's terminology, not mine) spending thirty days immersing...
  • Md. school district: Don’t tell parents of transgender males bunking with daughters on field trips

    08/23/2016 10:21:15 AM PDT · by PROCON · 54 replies ^ | Aug. 23, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    A Maryland school district is instructing teachers and administrators not to tell parents if their daughters are bunking with male transgender students on overnight field trips. Bob Mosier, chief communications officer for the Anne Arundel County public school system, says in a training video on how to accommodate transgender students that privacy issues prevent the district from informing parents about such arrangements. “So, many of you might be asking yourselves, ‘So I’m at an overnight field trip, and I have student who’s biologically a male, identifies as a female, and we’ve worked with that student and her family, and that...
  • How A War Hero Launched A War On Bad Math Instruction

    08/21/2016 8:59:32 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 26 replies
    Federalist, the ^ | 15 August 2015 | Nakonia Hayes
    In 1990, the Navajo students of Window Rock High School in Fort Defiance, Arizona, asked the author of their calculus book, John Saxon, to be their graduation speaker. The class sponsor had suggested the governor as their speaker, but the students wanted Saxon. A story in The Arizona Republic explained, “At this high school, as at thousands of other schools around the country, Saxon’s name is spoken with reverence by pupils who credit him with changing completely their views about math.” Arnell Yazzie, president of the senior class, said he and others taking calculus had lobbied for Saxon’s selection. “He...
  • Detroit Schools Deteriorated, Questions On $500 Million Bond

    08/17/2016 11:12:38 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 17 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/15/2016 | Tom Gantert
    During this past school year, the condition of the Detroit Public Schools’ buildings made national news. For example, Detroit teacher Shalon Miller wrote about her poor working conditions in an article published by The Washington Post. While the media coverage focused on the poor conditions of the schools, it did not mention that in November 2009, taxpayers approved a $500.5 million millage for DPS, specifically to improve the condition of the district's buildings. Miller wrote in The Washington Post: “I wonder why my students are left in the worst conditions possible.” And she said Wednesday that taxpayers should have the...
  • North Carolina School District Plans To Stop Labeling Students as 'Boys' And 'Girls'

    08/11/2016 10:12:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | August 9, 2016 | Sister Toldjah
    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg (North Carolina) School System had to temporarily put its HB2-defying transgender bathroom plan on hold due to a recent Supreme Court ruling. But the ruling hasn't stopped the slow roll-out of other controversial gender-related recommendations that it is set to make to the local school board on Tuesday night. Charlotte news station WSOC-TV reports:
  • Tucker Carlson: the Sad State of Modern Journalism

    08/10/2016 9:02:47 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 32 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 10, 2016 | Alex Nitzberg
    Criticizing the state of modern journalism, Tucker Carlson told AIM that journalists' obsequious behavior, blatant bias and monolithic worldview have compromised the integrity of the nation's fourth estate. Carlson, a member of the Fox News team and a veteran journalist who co-founded the Daily Caller, asserts that many journalists bask in the presence of "the powerful" and are "…afraid to challenge anybody in power." "That's kind of exactly the opposite of what you want. I mean the whole reason that journalists have a special kind of place in American society is because they're entrusted with this job to kind of...
  • Private Schools Could Save Michigan $750 Million a Year

    07/21/2016 6:13:24 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/20/2016 | Ben DeGrow
    Although Michigan offers parents educational choices through Schools of Choice, public charter schools, online academies and dual enrollment, the state has yet to tap into a resource of educational opportunity that’s ready and willing to serve tens of thousands of students: Michigan’s private schools. A generation ago, private school choice — giving public aid to help parents pay private school tuition — was an unproven novelty nearly everywhere in the United States. This year, more than half the states have these types of programs, serving about 400,000 students, and that number keeps growing. But before we can have a serious...
  • Calls for compulsory school Islam classes after axe attack

    07/20/2016 10:12:56 AM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies ^ | July 20, 2016
    Local authorities are calling for classes on Islam to be brought in at schools across the country after a radicalized Muslim youth attacked passengers on a train with an axe on Monday.“It is appropriate to bring in classes on Islam in state schools or schools overseen by the state,” Gerd Landsberg, head of the association of local councils, told the Rheinische Post on Wednesday. In this way the state can gain more control over the upbringing of Muslim youths, Landsberg said. On Monday evening, an attacker whom investigators believe was a 17-year-old refugee from Afghanistan, seriously wounded four people with...
  • Unfriendly Skies ("stealth jihadists have been active in the U.S. for decades")

    11/19/2015 5:09:32 AM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | November 17, 2015 | William Kilpatrick
    The bombing of a Russian passenger jet over the Sinai was most probably the end result of a stealth jihad operation. That might seem like a strange way of putting it, because we usually think of stealth jihad as something that radical Muslims do to subvert non-Muslim societies. Yet, unless there were already a stealth network in place, its unlikely that an ISIS operative would have been able to get by security and place a bomb on board the Russian plane. Although ISIS has taken credit for the bombing, they probably did so with the help of another group -...
  • New Ties Emerge Between Clinton And Mysterious Islamic Cleric

    07/13/2016 10:47:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/13/16
    A newly-released email and lobbying documents filed with Congress reveals new ties between Clintonworld and members of a network operated by a mysterious Islamic cleric from Turkey. Connections between Clinton and acolytes of the imam, Fethullah Gulen, could muddle the complex relationship between the U.S. and Turkey, a key NATO ally, if the former secretary of state wins the White House. TurkeyÂ’s president, Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan, has mounted an aggressive crackdown against Gulen and his followers, known as Gulenists. ErdoÄŸan, who was once allied with Gulen, has even personally asked President Obama to extradite the 74-year-old guru, who has lived...
  • Indian Valley Collective Library no longer a dream, but a reality

    07/02/2016 8:33:51 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 4 replies
    Plumas News ^ | Last updated 07/1/2016 at 12:39pm | Maggie Wells
    As a writer, editor, mother, and book lover for as long as I can remember, every time I stepped foot in the room called "Library Media Center" at Greenville High School, a little bit of my heart was broken. I began to think of the space as a giant metaphor for everything wrong with education. As a former educator, it gave me insight into where students in rural America are often coming from in terms of literacy. It has always been part of my teaching philosophy that you meet the student where he or she is and you build from...
  • Ph.D. Not Good Enough, Professor: You Still Can't Teach in Detroit Schools

    06/29/2016 5:39:58 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 41 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/24/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Christopher Douglas is an associate professor and the chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Michigan-Flint, where he teaches a half dozen classes. He has undergraduate degrees in electrical engineering and economics from Michigan Technological University as well as a doctorate in economics from Michigan State University. Yet, Douglas has said he would have to complete additional coursework and also pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification to teach at a public high school in Michigan. And he isn’t alone. Ross B. Emmett is a professor of political economy and political theory and constitutional democracy at James...
  • Narrative Trumps Facts When Reporting on Detroit Public Schools

    06/28/2016 1:07:15 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/23/2016 | Tom Gantert
    A Detroit Public Schools teacher who lives in Novi was the basis of an article in a suburban newspaper that inaccurately portrayed Detroit Public Schools as being neglected by policymakers and taxpayers when compared to suburban schools. The article appeared in the same week the Legislature approved a $617 million bailout of DPS, which included $150 million extra for unspecified spending. The article originally appeared in the Novi Hometownlife newspaper, with the title “Separate, unequal: Inside a Detroit classroom,” and then was picked up and run online by the Detroit Free Press. It made several claims that are not supported...
  • House Republicans 'No Way' on Detroit School Choice Restrictions

    06/08/2016 11:59:48 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/6/2016 | Tom Gantert
    In supporting a $617 million bailout of the insolvent Detroit school district last week, Michigan House Republicans defied fierce political opposition by refusing to create a mayoral commission that could have restricted new charter schools in the city. Before the vote, there were allegations that Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan tried a power play to pressure charter school operators within the city to sign on to the Detroit Education Commission or become irrelevant. After House Bill 5384 was passed by a 55-53 vote, Detroit Free Press Editorial Page Editor Stephen Henderson accused House Republicans of taking money for their vote. Henderson...
  • President Obama’s War on Parents

    06/07/2016 11:38:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | June 7, 2016 | Jane Eobbins
    This piece is co-authored by Emmett McGroarty, senior fellow at American Principles Project.Narrowly viewed, the unlawful “guidance” letter issued by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice, implicitly threatening schools that refuse to allow both sexes to access all restrooms, locker rooms, dormitories/sleeping quarters, and probably sports teams, represents a leftist assault on student privacy. But the attack is much broader than that, actually targeting fundamental realities on which human civilization is based. Rather than write a book on that subject, let’s focus on one strand that should especially disturb parents: The guidance is yet another in a long series...
  • High School Boy Wins All-State Honors In Girls Track And Field

    06/05/2016 10:22:50 AM PDT · by PROCON · 69 replies ^ | June 3, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    High school girls in Alaska are crying foul after a male sprinter took home all-state honors in girls’ track and field. According to local reports, it was the first time in Alaskan history that a male athlete competed in the girls’ state championships. Haines senior Nattaphon Wangyot advanced to the state finals in the 100-meter and 200-meter events. He won fifth place in the 100-meter dash and third place in the 200-meter. In both events, he competed against girls as young as ninth grade. One of the girls Wangyot beat out for a slot at the state meet, Hutchison runner...
  • 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 livid over math quiz about knocking up female gang members, pimping hos and counting 8 balls

    06/01/2016 12:06:45 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 54 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | June 1, 2016 | Postmedia Network
    "Tyrone knocked up 4 girls in the gang. There are 20 girls in his gang. What is the exact percentage of girls Tyrone knocked up?" "Leroy has 2 ounces of cocaine. If he sells an 8 ball to Antonio for $320 and 2 grams to Juan for $85 per gram, what is the street value of the rest of his hold?" These are a couple of gang-related math questions that appeared on a Grade 8 test in Alabama. Others included references to hos and ammunition. Some of the students thought the questions were funny. But their parents weren't laughing. "I...
  • What the dead can teach us about cowardice and weakness

    05/31/2016 7:21:31 PM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 2 replies
    Australian Christian Lobby ^ | June 1, 2016 | Lyle Shelton (Australian Christian Lobby)
    "Changing the definition of marriage to entrench motherless and fatherlessness in public policy and teaching our kids their gender is fluid should be opposed...The cowardice and weakness of Australia's 'gatekeepers' is causing unthinkable things to happen, just as unthinkable things happened in Germany in the 1930s." Mr Shelton began the post by declaring he loved to read obituaries in The Economist, specifically one published last week on the late German-born historian Fritz Stern. According to the obituary, Stern argued the rise of Adolf Hitler owed less to the Fuhrer's personality cult and more to the failure of Germany's 'gatekeepers' to...
  • Detroit Public Schools' Collapse Preceded Charter School Expansion

    05/27/2016 10:19:22 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/25/2016 | Tom Gantert
    The James & Grace Lee Boggs School is a charter school in Detroit that opened in 2013, one of 25 that have opened since 2011. That was the year a statewide cap on the number of charters was repealed by the Legislature and Gov. Rick Snyder. The 108 K-6 students at Boggs scored well enough on standardized state tests in 2015 to place it among the 20 best Detroit public schools, including charter and district-run schools. Just 1.5 miles from Boggs is the Detroit school district’s Spain Elementary-Middle School, with 438 students. In 2015, its students scored much lower on...
  • Dad pulls kids out of Howell school so they don't have to share restroom with transgender classmate

    05/26/2016 4:51:19 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 46 replies
    WXYZ ^ | 5-26-2016
    It is a story that started when one dad asked his three sons who attend Southwest Elementary School in Howell a routine question: How was school today?“My son informed me there was a girl in the bathroom with him and the other kids in his class,” said Matt Stewart.He called the school. He asked why he wasn’t given warning that there was a transgender child in the school, why parents didn’t have a say on school policy, and what the options were to protect the privacy of his son.Stewart didn’t like the answers. He and his wife then decided to...
  • Transgender Teacher Gets $60k After Co-Workers Won’t Call Her ‘They’

    05/24/2016 8:21:50 AM PDT · by PROCON · 97 replies
    dailycaller ^ | May 23, 2016 | Blake Neff
    A “transmasculine” teacher at an Oregon elementary school has been awarded $60,000 by her school district as compensation for harassment she claims to have suffered on the job, including being referred to by the wrong pronoun. According to The Oregonian, Leo Soell was born a woman, but now prefers to identify as “transmasculine” and “genderqueer,” meaning she does not consider herself to be male or female. After getting breast cancer in late 2014, she had her breasts amputated to create a more masculine appearance and changed her name to Leo. Once she returned from medical school in May, 2015, Soell...
  • Russian schools in push to give students army training

    05/23/2016 10:08:05 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 31 replies ^ | 20 May 2016 Share
    Schoolchildren in Russia will soon be taught a variety of military skills such as maintaining firearms as part of a new drive by the country's defence ministry. ...snip.... It will include things like assembling assault rifles, shooting and parachute jumping, but also theoretical subjects such as military history and tactics, the news website reports, quoting defence ministry officia
  • Detroit Schools Transition Chief Says: Restrict Charter Schools in City

    05/20/2016 12:16:19 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/18/2016 | Tom Gantert
    The man Gov. Rick Snyder asked to oversee a governance transition in Detroit Public Schools said that limiting charter schools in the city will be a key to reforming the troubled school district. As a federal judge, Steven Rhodes presided over the city of Detroit’s bankruptcy. Now in retirement from the judiciary, he made the statements about limiting charters in a TV interview, as reported by The Detroit News. Rhodes said he favors limiting parental choice through a proposed Detroit Education Commission. Rhodes’ comments come as school choice advocates already fear that Detroit’s Democratic political establishment is stacking the deck...
  • Portland school board bans climate change-denying materials

    05/20/2016 7:04:44 AM PDT · by Twotone · 31 replies
    Pamplin Media Group ^ | May 19, 2016 | Shasta Kearns Moore
    In a move spearheaded by environmentalists, the Portland Public Schools board unanimously approved a resolution aimed at eliminating doubt of climate change and its causes in schools. “It is unacceptable that we have textbooks in our schools that spread doubt about the human causes and urgency of the crisis,” said Lincoln High School student Gaby Lemieux in board testimony. “Climate education is not a niche or a specialization, it is the minimum requirement for my generation to be successful in our changing world.”
  • Protest Suggestion on Facebook: Take Kids Out of School 1 Day to Protest Hussein's Diktat

    05/19/2016 12:54:55 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    5/19/16 | sff
    I saw this suggestion by someone who is concerned, apparently, about kids...
  • Follow the deterioration of our culture and educational system for the 63 Years from 1957-2020

    05/17/2016 9:00:11 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/17/16 | unknown author
    For those who continue to wonder how the most powerful, most productive, most envied and most successful nation in history can be one short step from the 3rd class status of a Marxist dictatorship. 1. Teaching Math in 1950s A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit? 2. Teaching Math in 1960s A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit? 3. Teaching Math in 1970s A logger sells a truckload...
  • Texas to blackmailing Obama: Maybe you can just keep your federal funds

    05/16/2016 7:04:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 54 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/16/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Gauntlet thrown Surely you heard this past weekend about the Obama threat to withhold federal education funds from states who don’t immediately embrace Obama’s transgender bathroom policies. The current shell game of collecting money through the IRS and then sending it back to the states in the form of federal aid is merely a way for the federal government to dictate to the state how they must operate. It’s certainly not a new phenomenon, either. Remember the nationwide 55-mile-per-hour speed limit? That was never a law passed by Congress. It as a gambit of Jimmy Carter to deny federal highway...
  • ‘Bathroom Barry’s’ Real Legacy

    05/14/2016 9:18:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/14/16 | Judi McLeod
    "It's a girl!" "It's a Boy!" will be replaced by "It's a transgender!" ‘Bathroom Barry’ is no longer just a figment of overworked imagination. Barack-aka-Barry-Soetoro-Obama has gone into the school washroom and he’s never coming out again. This latest invasion on the safety and privacy of innocent school children, came hurtling at their parents in the middle of the night.
  • Chicago Students Now Required To Adopt Transgender Newspeak

    05/13/2016 9:58:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 69 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 12, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    Under a new set of guidelines rolled out last week by Chicago public schools, children will now be required to address transgender students and employees by their preferred name and pronouns — or face the consequences. Transgender students and employees can choose their preferred bathroom, locker room, name and pronouns, and everyone else is required to affirm the individual’s new identity, according to the guidelines.