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  • Grass Valley Center for the Arts cancels Kathy Griffin

    05/31/2017 10:04:29 PM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 53 replies
    The Union Newspaper ^ | May 31, 2017 | Grass Valley Reporter
    The Grass Valley Center for the Arts has canceled Kathy Griffin's scheduled June 16 appearance at the Grass Valley Veteran's Memorial Building, said Julie Baker, the center's executive director. Baker announced the cancellation Wednesday, just one day after Griffin released a controversial photo of herself holding a mock version of President Trump's head, which was covered in fake blood and appeared decapitated. The photo was taken by Tyler Shields, a provocative Los Angeles-based celebrity photographer and contemporary artist. Griffin released a public apology Tuesday afternoon on Twitter. "I beg for your forgiveness," said Griffin in her 30-second apology video. "I...
  • 10-year-old with autism arrested at Florida school

    04/21/2017 8:18:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 184 replies
    cnn ^ | April 21, 2017 | Jacqueline Howard, CNN
    CNN)When John Haygood, a 10-year-old boy with autism, was arrested last week at a school in Florida, he kept repeating that he didn't know what was happening, as seen in shaky cellphone video taken by his mother. "I don't know what's going on. I don't understand," he cried out. In the video, his hands are cuffed as two officers escort him to the back seat of a police car. His mother, Luanne Haygood, followed behind them while recording the incident on her phone. In the video, John appears distraught, and yells some profanities. Luanne is heard in the video speaking...
  • Teacher Hits Handicapped Child, Tells Him Black People Fought to not "Serve White People like You"

    06/29/2015 12:00:28 PM PDT · by rightistight · 68 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 6/29/15 | Aurelius
    A Cincinnati teacher has resigned in the wake of racist comments and abusive actions taken toward handicapped children. Intervention Specialist Pamela Bullock has left her position at Wayne Local Schools in Warren County, after four teaching assistants wrote a letter to administrators detailing her abuse toward students. In one incident, the assistants reported that Ms. Bullock was taking care of a handicapped, non-verbal student, when she became irate at him. Bullock threw a marker at the boy, hitting him in the head. Later the same day, "a racial comment was directed toward the same student," wrote the assistants. "After applying...
  • Upsetting the coffee cart: Federal regulations limit curriculum along with choices

    09/25/2014 7:52:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | September 14, 2014 | Hilary Butschek
    MARIETTA — Federal food regulations going into effect this school year are affecting certain teachers’ lesson plans as well as the lunchroom menu. Limits on the calorie counts of foods that may be sold to students have interfered with the special education and culinary arts programs at Marietta High School, said Principal Leigh Colburn. The special education students sold coffee and food such as muffins to teachers and students every morning last year, but Colburn said the calorie counts of those items fall outside the new regulations because they’re more than 200 calories, which is the limit for a snack...
  • Viewers share joy of college-bound teen with Down syndrome

    04/19/2014 7:33:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 4-19-14 | Erin Richards
    Video at source. Go to the link for the story. My computer is not cooperating today and it will not allow me to copy and paste even an excerpt of this heart-warming story.
  • Unions Paid MSNBC's Schultz $177,000 in 2012, $75,000 in 2013

    12/12/2013 9:46:06 AM PST · by grundle · 24 replies ^ | December 12, 2013 | Elisha Krauss
    A Department of Labor search shows that not only is liberal MSNBC host Ed Schultz paid for his TV show and radio show, but he is getting a hefty amount of money from labor unions. Schultz received at least $177,000 from labor unions in 2012; the average median income for an American family is around $44,000 a year. This year alone the DOL shows Schultz has been paid $75,000 by the AFL-CIO; just yesterday AFL-CIO Richard Trumka appeared on The Ed Show. As we ring in the new year in just a couple of weeks we will keep track of...
  • Obama Woos Liberal Journalists With Another Off-The-Record Meeting

    11/21/2013 6:16:49 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/21/13 | Ben Shapiro
    On Thursday, Fox News’ Ed Henry tweeted that MSNBC hosts Ed Schultz and Lawrence O’Donnell, as well as Ezra Klein of the Washington Post and Fox News’ Juan Williams, had been invited for a private off-the-record chat with President Obama. Obama’s signature program, Obamacare, has been flailing in the press for weeks, and Obama apparently believes that it is about time to reshift the narrative: Juan Williams refused to describe what Obama himself said, but he did state that the White House is in “full fight mode over the Affordable Healthcare Act right now.” He added, “They feel as if...
  • MSNBC's Chris Hayes to replace Ed Schultz

    03/14/2013 8:40:48 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/14/13 | Dylan Byers
    MSNBC's Chris Hayes has been tapped to replace outgoing host Ed Schultz in the 8 p.m. weeknight slot, according to network sources. In just a year and a half, Hayes has generated a cult following as host of the weekend program "Up with Chris Hayes," which takes a progressive policy wonk's approach to the news. He will now host a show directly ahead of his mentor Rachel Maddow, MSNBC's marquee name, and, at age 34, will be the youngest primetime host in cable news television. The move, first reported by Brian Stelter of the New York Times, was confirmed by...
  • MSNBC ending Ed Schultz's weekday show

    03/14/2013 6:16:40 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/13/13 | DYLAN BYERS
    MSNBC host Ed Schultz announced tonight that, as of April, he will no longer host his weeknight primetime show. But Schultz will stay with the network, hosting a two-hour program on Saturday and Sunday nights, he said. -snip- Sources at MSNBC told POLITICO that that was a very generous interpretation of events. Schultz was pushed out to make way for new talent, they said.
  • Experts can't explain drop in [Texas'] special education numbers

    07/05/2012 3:05:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 5, 2012 | Jennifer Radcliffe
    Special education students seem to be disappearing in Texas. The Lone Star State diagnosed just 8.8 percent of its public school students as having special needs in 2011, down from 12 percent in 2000. Texas now has the lowest percentage of special education students in the nation - a full 4 percentage points below the U.S. average. Urban giants like the Houston and Dallas school districts identify even fewer children at 7.9 percent and 7.7 percent, respectively........ [SNIP] .....Gene Lenz, director of federal and state education policy for the Texas Education Agency, said the declines in special education numbers can...
  • Biden:Bin Laden killing most 'audacious' plan in 500 years [ Biden- the last forceps delivered baby]

    03/19/2012 8:51:32 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 43 replies ^ | March 19 2012 | By JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Vice President Joe Biden is the biggest cheerleader of the president's decision to raid Osama bin Laden's compound and, on Monday, he offered new praise for the choice Obama made last spring. “You can go back 500 years. You cannot find a more audacious plan. Never knowing for certain. We never had more than a 48 percent probability that he was there,” Biden said at a fundraiser in Morris Township, N.J. “Do any one of you have a doubt that if that raid failed that this guy would be a one-term president?” Biden asked. Obama, he said, “is willing to...
  • Labor Dept. documents: MSNBC’s Ed Schultz on labor union payrolls since 2005

    03/13/2012 11:28:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/12/12 | Adam Jablonowski
    U.S. labor unions paid MSNBC “Ed Show” host Ed Schultz roughly $200,000 in 2011, and roughly $337,000 over the last seven years, according to Department of Labor documents. Newsbusters first reported that the liberal TV talker received $190,000 from the Communications Workers of America for “representational activities” in 2011. CWA president Larry Cohen is a regular guest on Schultz’s radio program. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers also paid Schultz $9,900 last year. In 2010 his union salaries totaled a comparatively small $37,350. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME); the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW);...
  • Ed Schultz Paid Nearly$200,000 By Unions in 2011,According to Labor Dept.

    03/09/2012 10:59:09 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/9/12 | Jack Coleman
    What a shock -- labor unions paying one of their biggest cheerleaders in the media. Perhaps Ed Schultz could explain what he does for unions to warrant such largesse. I don't recall hearing anything along these lines on his radio program or MSNBC show. (graphic after page break) In fiscal 2011, Schultz received $190,000 from the Communications Workers of America for what the U.S. Department of Labor categorized as "representational activities." For swag like that, you'd think Schultz could at least get it right about the CWA name. Instead, he invariably refers to it as the "Communication"
  • Beaverton, Portland, Tigard schools sanctioned for disciplining minority special ed students

    07/14/2011 10:13:50 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | July 7, 2011 | Wendy Owen
    Beaverton School District has a $543,000 hole to fill in its special education fund next school year because staff disciplined a higher ratio of Latino students in special education than in the general school population. The district is one of three in the Portland area to get dinged for suspending and expelling a disproportionate ratio of minorities in special education, based on a federal law the state began enforcing in 2008. The law, part of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, was created to help deal with a decades-old national problem -- minorities are over-represented in special education. Under the...
  • Schultz Apologizes To Ingraham: "This Is The Lowest Of The Low For Me" (Video)

    05/25/2011 7:49:00 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 107 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Wednesday May 25, 2011
    On my radio show yesterday, I used vile and inappropriate language when talking about talk show host Laura Ingraham. I am deeply sorry, and I apologize. It was wrong, uncalled for and I recognize the severity of what I said. I apologize to you, Laura and ask for your forgiveness. It doesn't matter what the circumstances were. It doesn't matter that it was on radio and I was ad libbing. none of that matters. none of that matters. What matters is what I said was terribly vile and not of the standards that I or any other person should adhere...
  • Teacher allegedly forced students to take off their underwear

    04/13/2011 11:56:34 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 24 replies
    News-Democrat ^ | April 13, 2011 | Elizabeth Donald
    COLLINSVILLE -- A special-education teacher has been removed from the classroom after allegedly forcing students to remove their underwear. According to a letter sent to parents earlier this week, the teacher observed feces on the classroom floor at Webster Elementary School on March 30. To determine which student had soiled his pants, the teacher had each child go into a private bathroom stall by himself, remove his underpants, put his clothes back on and exit the stall to show his underpants to the teacher. "The teacher was not present in the bathroom stall and at no time was your child...
  • Infatuated Man Kills Wash. Teacher Outside School (Killed in a "Gun Free Zone"!)

    02/26/2010 2:53:20 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 47 replies · 1,484+ views
    ABCNews ^ | 2/26/2010 | Staff
    A man apparently infatuated with a special education teacher he knew from college shot and killed her as she walked into her elementary school Friday, shortly before students began arriving. The suspect was killed in a shootout with a deputy a short time later about 10 miles away, said Pierce County sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer. The man had been released on bail Monday after being arrested a week ago for violating a protective order the teacher, Jennifer Paulson, obtained in September 2008, said Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum. The victim's father, Ken Paulson, said she was kind and loving, and...
  • The Problems with Special Ed

    09/14/2009 7:53:46 AM PDT · by NMEwithin · 20 replies · 628+ views
    National Review Online ^ | September 14, 2009 4:00 AM | Jay P. Greene
    Officially reported disability rates in public schools are entirely unreliable and are almost certainly inflated ‎indicators of how many students are actually disabled. Eventually, school and government ‎officials are going to have to acknowledge that our current procedures for identifying ‎students as disabled are fundamentally flawed and commit themselves to improving these procedures.‎ ‎ ‎ One of the reasons we know that reported disability rates lack credibility is that they vary ‎dramatically from state to state. In New Jersey, for example, 18 percent of all students are ‎classified as disabled, but in California the rate is only 10.5 percent. There...
  • Special-Ed Problems Continue In District

    06/27/2009 5:43:31 PM PDT · by SoftballMominVA · 9 replies · 548+ views
    WaPo ^ | 6-27-09 | Michael Bimbaum
    Some D.C. public charter schools continue selective admissions practices that discourage special-needs students from enrolling, and students citywide with possible disabilities still face delays in special education evaluations, a federal court monitor said this week. "Charter schools . . . generally have not enrolled students with significant disabilities who required extensive hours of special services or education," the monitor, Amy Totenberg, wrote in a report prepared for a court hearing yesterday.
  • Scrutiny for special ed: Its necessity can’t mean blank check (MA)

    05/18/2009 11:55:03 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies · 1,956+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | May 18, 2009 | Jack Sullivan
    More than one in six Massachusetts students are in special education, one of the highest percentages in the country and a level on par with the numbers the state had at its peak before reforms were put in place in 2000. But while there was a pitched battle about a decade ago when lawmakers moved to rein in costs and enact standards on special education that are more in line with those of the rest of country, nary a word is heard these days about examining the $2 billion special education price tag. There is scant evidence the $2 billion...