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  • Ribault High now a voucher school - First FL voucher school named

    06/20/2003 6:35:39 AM PDT · by bedolido · 4 replies · 387+ views
    Jacksonville.com ^ | 06/19/03 | Cynthia L. Garza
    Students at Ribault High School will become the first in Northeast Florida eligible for vouchers after the Jacksonville school received a second F from the state within four years. Overall, however, the region's school systems saw increases in the numbers of higher-performing schools and some saw elimination of lower-performing schools. Seven schools in Northeast Florida received an F: Six in Duval County and a charter school in St. Johns County. Last year, Duval County's dozen F schools were the only ones in the region. Out of 228 schools in the region's six school systems, 41 percent received As in the...
  • Broward School Board considers pact with controversial gay group

    04/18/2002 10:09:49 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 17 replies · 436+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | By Bill Hirschman
    Broward School Board considers pact with controversial gay group By Bill Hirschman Education Writer Posted April 18 2002 One of the most controversial issues the Broward County School Board has faced in the past six months will erupt again Tuesday. The board will reconsider ratifying a proposal by GLSEN, a gay rights group, to teach educators how to deal with homosexual students. "There is going to be a massive showing. Every pro-family activist I know is going to be there," said Brian Craig, producer for conservative radio talk show host Steve Kane. Supporters of the agreement will counter, not just...
  • On day of silence, message of students was very clear

    05/02/2002 9:27:01 PM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 73 replies · 416+ views
    Los Gatos Weekly Times ^ | May 1, 2002 | Rebecca Ray
    Photograph by George Sakkestad Freshman Liz Caillouette participates in the Gay-Straight Alliance's day of silence at Los Gatos High School. Participants stayed silent throughout the day to protest the discrimination faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people. On day of silence, message of students was very clear By Rebecca Ray Thirty-five students clad in black ate lunch together on the front lawn of Los Gatos High School (LGHS), holding colorful balloons and not saying a word. One of them would stand at a table, passing out stickers that read, "ally," and handing out cards that explained the group's silence....
  • TRUTH WITHOUT INTERRUPTION DAY-- APRIL 10

    03/28/2002 2:47:30 PM PST · by EdReform · 29 replies · 659+ views
    Choice 4 Truth.com ^ | Current | Mission America
    TRUTH WITHOUT INTERRUPTION DAY-- APRIL 10 "On April 10, homosexual activists and their supporters will hold "Day of Silence" events on high school and college campuses throughout the country, sponsored by GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.(For more details, see www.dayofsilence.org.) It will be a silent vigil and the usual victimhood and "gay" rights claims. Participants will hand out material promoting homosexuality, bisexuality and cross-dressing. How would you like to hold a counter-event the same day? We are calling it the Truth Without Interruption Day! Finally - a chance to get a word in edgewise! If you'd...
  • NEA And GLSEN Seek To Stifle Free Speech

    02/13/2002 6:41:01 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 73 replies · 1,521+ views
    Too good Reports ^ | February 13, 2002 | Rev. Louis P. Sheldon
    The National Education Association (NEA) and the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) are teaming up this year to violate the free speech and religious freedom rights of millions of school children. They´re not honest enough to clearly state this as their goal, but it is their objective. These two groups are engaged in a campaign to establish "anti-harassment" and "anti-discrimination" policies on school campuses that will prohibit students from engaging in honest discussions about the behavior of homosexuality. Those students who wish to express medically-based or morally-based opposition to homosexuality as a lifestyle will be punished if ...
  • 'Safe Schools Campaign' a Trojan Horse for Homosexual Activists, Family Groups Warn

    05/07/2002 3:04:17 AM PDT · by kattracks · 22 replies · 447+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 5/07/02 | Lawrence Morahan
    Washington (CNSNews.com) - Homosexual activism in schools now includes efforts to re-educate schoolchildren into accepting, advocating and experimenting in homosexual behavior, a coalition of family groups said at a Capitol Hill seminar Monday. Robert Knight, director of the Culture and Family Institute, which sponsored "From Tolerance to Forced Acceptance," cited the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) - a national organization of more than 1,200 educators - as seeking to promote homosexuality in schools "under any guise that works." Knight also criticized the National Education Association, a teachers' union of 2 million members, for adopting "an openly pro-homosexual...
  • How Homosexual Activists Are Taking Their Messages to the Public Schools

    03/26/2002 9:50:26 PM PST · by Buffalo Bob · 122 replies · 774+ views
    AFA Online ^ | March 26, 2002 | By L.A. Williams
    CHARLOTTE, NC (AgapePress) - “You can forget trying to persuade the masses that homosexuality is a good thing. But if only you can get them to think that it is just another thing, with a shrug of their shoulders, then your battle for legal and social rights is virtually won.” So wrote Marshall K. Kirk and Erastes Pill in Guide magazine, November 1987. All too often, that battle, promulgated by homosexual activists, is being waged and won in area schools, according to veteran educator Dick Carpenter, Focus on the Family’s education policy analyst. Carpenter told the crowd at a recent...
  • Tolerance in schools a homosexual ploy, conservatives say

    05/06/2002 10:07:54 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 38 replies · 932+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, May 7, 2002 | By Robert Stacy McCain
    <p>Programs to teach tolerance in public schools are actually being used to promote and encourage homosexuality, conservative activists said in a Capitol Hill briefing yesterday.</p> <p>"Homosexual activists have hijacked our schools," California activist Karen Holgate said at the seminar sponsored by Concerned Women for America (CWA), a Washington-based Christian conservative group. "If we don't take a stand, we're going to lose this battle."</p>
  • Challenging the Homosexual Fury In Our Government Schools

    05/30/2002 8:53:57 PM PDT · by gohabsgo · 36 replies · 1,079+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | 05/31/02 | Patrick Mallon
    Concentric is the state of having a common center. The U.S is no longer a concentric nation. It is being grotesquely divided, little by little, bit by bit. Free speech bordering on harassment and intimidation has replaced civility and open dialogue. A nation conceived in liberty now resembles a kid so confused about what liberty and identity is, and what unifying values are, that he has little in common with the family that instilled him with ethics and principles in the first place. How have we become "educated" to think like this? Public education now includes laws requiring that teachers...
  • Parents Protest 'Homosexual Rights' in Virginia School District (Update)

    07/26/2002 4:36:38 AM PDT · by kattracks · 118 replies · 1,837+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 7/26/02 | Lawrence Morahan
    CNSNews.com) - A proposal to add "sexual orientation" to anti-discrimination statutes in local schools is causing dissension in Fairfax County, Va., where some parents claim the measure is unnecessary and could be used to undermine the religious convictions of students who believe that homosexual behavior is wrong. Parents and pro-family groups also complain that Fairfax school libraries contain books that depict homosexuality only in a non-critical light and that the testimony of people who left the homosexual lifestyle is not allowed in school board debates on anti-discrimination. "This is the work of gay activists in the school system," said Peter...
  • GLSEN and the Gay Mafia try to stop DIVERSITY!!

    12/03/2002 1:44:50 AM PST · by tribble · 7 replies · 229+ views
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12-3-02 | Lawrence Morahan
    Steve Kane who is one of the conservatives in the article can by contacted by visting his website http://www.stevekaneshow.com
  • ELECTION ALERT! Broward County Election March 11, 2003 THIS TUESDAY!!!! VOTE VOTE VOTE

    03/06/2003 11:15:44 AM PST · by longtermmemmory · 2 replies · 318+ views
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    Just and urgent reminder that there is an election in Broward County Florida on March 11, 2003. With one stealth homosexual lawyer (trantalis) running for the Fort Lauderdale city commision, and other smaller cities having their commisions up for election it is VERY urgent that Freepers make sure their voices are heard. Broward County has been the butt of jokes and still has many democrat party controlled problems. This is an off election and the politicians COUNT ON low turnout! so VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!!!!!
  • Public Schools Teaching Teenagers How to Play With Each Others Sexual Organs

    03/12/2003 12:06:44 AM PST · by baggadonuts · 12 replies · 501+ views
    bushcountry.org ^ | March 7, 2003 | MassNews Staff
    Fistgate IV will be held again on March 15 to teach teenagers how to play with the sexual organs of other students. The first Fistgate was in 2000 and caused waves of protests from parents and others. It was exposed by the Parents Rights Coalition which taped part of the scandal so that people would finally understand what was happening, and by MassNews which reported it. The homosexual community has said that its agenda was badly damaged by the scandal. It was almost unable to find a location for the event in 2001, but Tufts University finally did let them...
  • Fistgate to be Held Again on March 15

    03/07/2003 7:35:36 AM PST · by scripter · 328 replies · 2,223+ views
    MassNews ^ | March 7, 2003 | MassNews Staff
    Fistgate IV will be held again on March 15 to teach teenagers how to play with the sexual organs of other students.The first Fistgate was in 2000 and caused waves of protests from parents and others. It was exposed by the Parents Rights Coalition which taped part of the scandal so that people would finally understand what was happening, and by MassNews which reported it.The homosexual community has said that its agenda was badly damaged by the scandal. It was almost unable to find a location for the event in 2001, but Tufts University finally did let them use its...
  • The Deception and Desensitization of America's Youth

    03/03/2003 10:55:39 PM PST · by scripter · 30 replies · 1,248+ views
    American Family Association ^ | February 20, 2003 | Stephen Bennett
    An Organization with a "Passion" for Children On Wednesday, April 9, 2003, the daily routine of public schools and colleges across America will once again come to a halt as a minority of administrators and students demand America's approval and acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle. What should be more appropriately called the "Day of Disruption," the 8th annual "Day of Silence" will be sponsored by GLSEN, the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network. GLSEN is a "gay" activist organization which aggressively lobbies, intimidates and in some cases legally threatens America's public schools into teaching the acceptance and tolerance of the...
  • Parent Alleges Harassment for Exposing 'Fistgate'

    02/07/2003 4:24:38 AM PST · by kattracks · 333 replies · 7,421+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 2/06/03 | Lawrence Morahan
    CNSNews.com) - Lawyers from a homosexual advocacy group took depositions from a Massachusetts parent this week, almost three years after he first exposed "Fistgate," a state-sponsored workshop in which educators instructed teens in graphic homosexual sex. The deposition of Brian Camenker, taken Tuesday by lawyers for the Boston-based Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, is an effort to put parents under financial strain and to discourage others around the country from bringing similar workshops to light, Camenker charged. "If they are able to be able to beat us in Massachusetts, they can continue to hound any parent who gets...
  • They Were Silent

    04/11/2003 8:45:11 AM PDT · by kritikos · 4 replies · 327+ views
    Capitol Resource Institute ^ | 11 April 2003 | Staff
    Statues fell symbolic of the falling regime. Crowds cheered in the streets of Baghdad. And many students in a number of California schools remained silent. Their silence was intentional and ironically expressive, but unrelated to the war half a world away. This “Day of Silence” was only coincidentally staged on this historic day. Planned long before the war, this was about a different battle. According to the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), the organizer of the Day of Silence, this was a battle for safe schools. According to GLSEN, the enemies of school safety are “homophobia” and “heterosexism”--...
  • Supporting gay students: Protest shouldn't disrupt classroom (SacBee Editorial)

    04/11/2003 10:01:47 AM PDT · by kritikos · 46 replies · 474+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 11 April 2003 | Bee Editorial Staff
    <p>The Elk Grove Unified School District was within its rights in telling teachers they shouldn't cater to students participating in Wednesday's "Day of Silence" -- a national protest event in which students refrained from speaking to show solidarity with gay students who stay silent about their orientation for fear of discrimination and harassment. Elk Grove made clear that students could stay silent during much, maybe even all, of the school day, but must participate in class discussion if teachers called on them. The Sacramento City Unified School District has a similar policy.</p>
  • Teen Girl Beaten After Anti-Gay Comments

    04/14/2003 9:12:30 PM PDT · by Anomaly in Illinois · 40 replies · 219+ views
    TheBostonChannel.com ^ | April 14, 2003
    Teen Girl Beaten After Anti-Gay Comments Student Recovering In Hospital With Injuries POSTED: 7:07 a.m. EDT April 14, 2003 CONCORD, Mass. -- Police in Concord are investigating whether a beating that left a 16-year-old girl bleeding and unconscious in front of her house is connected to her encounter a day earlier with a student who allegedly made anti-gay comments toward her. Caitlin Meuse was walking home from her friend's house Thursday evening when she was apparently struck in the head and face with a blunt object. She is recovering at Boston Medical Center from injuries including a head injury, missing...
  • TENNESSEE: 5 AREA HIGH SCHOOLS ON SILENT DAY LISTING (GLSEN DAY OF SILENCE)

    04/10/2002 6:59:17 AM PDT · by GailA · 8 replies · 400+ views
    The Tennessean ^ | 4/10/02 | Knight Stivender
    <p>FRANKLIN — Students at Centennial and Franklin high schools may be among thousands of youth across the country who today are silently supporting gay rights.</p> <p>Conceived in 1996, the National Day of Silence is a protest in which young people pledge not to speak. Participants pass out cards that explain their silence as a reflection of the ''silence faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their allies,'' according to information on the campaign's Web site.</p>
  • GLSEN Decries Supreme Court Voucher Decision (Homosexuals do not want your kid in private school)

    06/30/2002 7:31:07 PM PDT · by LarryLied · 52 replies · 439+ views
    GLSEN ^ | 6/27/02 | Staff
    NEW YORK (June 27, 2002) -- The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, or GLSEN, today expressed grave concern over the U. S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a Cleveland private-school voucher program. According to GLSEN, the Court’s ruling in Zelman v. Simmons-Harris undermines efforts to ensure the safety of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students.GLSEN noted that virtually all of the schools participating in the Cleveland program are religious and that such schools are routinely exempted from complying with laws that protect LGBT students from harassment and discrimination. “The Court has affirmed a voucher program that allows badly...
  • School voucher bill nears passage (Colorado)

    03/27/2003 7:58:31 AM PST · by PatrioticAmerican · 9 replies · 334+ views
    Channel 9 News, Denver, Colorado ^ | 27 March 2003 | Paola Farer
    School voucher bill nears passage created: March 27, 2003 - 8:06 AM updated: March 27, 2003 - 8:08 AM Written By: Web Producer Paola Farer <!null CB> RELATED More from the Denver Post From the Capitol DENVER - The state Senate is expected to give final approval Thursday to a school voucher bill. House Bill 1160 is called the "Colorado Opportunity Contract Pilot Program". If approved, it would start in the 2004 school year. The pilot program would allow eligible, low-income students to receive state funding to attend private or parochial schools. The program would be re-evaluated after four...
  • NJ, Current Campaign Announcements and Activism News.

    09/27/2002 7:22:49 PM PDT · by Coleus · 132 replies · 10,057+ views
    Various Sources, e-mails, campaign announcements | 9.27.02
    Scott Garrett for CongressI wanted to drop everyone a note regarding where Assemblyman Garrett will be this weekend, and what he will be up to. Please pay special attention to the note after the schedule on an upcoming debate, and how to get tickets.Saturday:9:00am Scott will be attending a candidates Breakfast hosted by the Ridgewood GOP, and the Ridgewood Republican Committee with Special Guest Steve Malzberg. The Breakfast will be at Café Wineberrie, 30 Oak Street, Ridgewood, NJ11:00am Scott is scheduled to be at the Bergenfield Street fest/Sidewalk Sale. The Bergenfield Republican Club has a booth on Washington Ave. Please...
  • School Choice Blitz,Support H.R.5193, "The Back To School Tax Relief Act"

    09/26/2002 9:51:23 AM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies · 1,512+ views
    Support H.R.5193, "The Back To School Tax Relief Act"H.R.5193, "The Back to School Tax Relief Act," provides a tax cut for low to moderate income families, allowing them to deduct up to $3000 in expenses related to elementary and secondary education in public or private schools. The legislation is currently being debated by the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington with significant opposition coming from the expected sources - the National Education Association and the public school PTA. Continuous support in the form of telephone calls, e-mails, and faxes to the members of the NJ Congressional House Delegation is...
  • Father Knows Best (Vouchers?)

    09/09/2002 1:40:08 AM PDT · by The Raven · 6 replies · 143+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | Sept 9, 2002 | Editorial
    <p>In the coming-of-age classic "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," a lovable dad who lives on the wrong side of the tracks "borrows" an address in another neighborhood so that daughter Francie can go to a good school. Well, a Vermont dad who did that for his two daughters now faces as much as 32 years in jail.</p>
  • The Next Voucher Battleground

    08/07/2002 1:59:27 AM PDT · by The Raven · 14 replies · 297+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | Aug 7, 2002 | Editorial
    <p>Less than a week before classes begin, a judge has struck down Florida's school voucher law. The groundbreaking Florida Opportunity Scholarship program culls mostly poor and minority students from the state's very worst schools and enables them to attend private and religious institutions.</p>
  • More money hasn't made public schools better

    07/16/2002 1:26:59 PM PDT · by BJClinton · 9 replies · 510+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | July 11, 2002 | Russell Roberts
    <p>So education vouchers are constitutional after all. At least that's what the Supreme Court says, and they're the only ones that count. So forget about the legal issues for now and focus on the educational impact of voucher programs. Are they going to be good or bad for students?</p>
  • Shadow-boxing on vouchers (Barfer)

    07/07/2002 8:57:12 PM PDT · by alex · 6 replies · 86+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 7/7/2002 | Thomas Oiphant