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  • Texas school removes 'sexist' sign from hallway that told girls to 'act like a lady' after uproar

    08/19/2018 1:36:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | August 19, 2018 | Mary Kekatos For Dailymail.com
    A 'sexist' sign at a Houston school has been removed after it caused an uproar on social media. The quote, which sat above a row of lockers at Gregory-Lincoln elementary school in Houston Independent School District, read: 'The more you act like a lady, the more he'll act like a gentleman.' Many expressed their horror, saying they believed the quote was victim-blaming and perpetuating the women are responsible for men's actions. The quote began drawing controversy on Friday when Houston resident Lisa Beckman tweeted a picture of it. 'This is the wall at Gregory-Lincoln Middle School in Houston ISD,' she...
  • In this KC-area district, boys and girls will share gender-neutral restrooms

    08/16/2018 12:01:52 PM PDT · by walford · 34 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | August 14, 2018 | Mará Rose Williams
    No more separate restrooms for boys and girls, with rows of feet-showing stalls. The North Kansas City school district is going fully gender neutral at two new elementary schools, opening on Wednesday, as well as in a few renovated restrooms in North Kansas City High School and the sixth-grade centers. The bathrooms still have an open alcove area with a common trough sink, but the toilets are enclosed inside individual stalls with floor-to-ceiling walls and lockable doors.
  • Study: More children joining this new civil right

    08/14/2018 11:46:40 AM PDT · by Sopater · 27 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | Bob Kellogg
    A study that shows a huge jump in children who identify as transgender can be traced to a culture pushing the idea. "Children are steeped in this culture, at least through the developed western world," observes Dr. Micelle Cretella, "that is basically marketing this transgender identity to them." A study performed earlier this year shows nearly three percent of 13-to 17-year-olds identify as transgender as compared to less than one percent just a year ago. The study, published by American Academy of Pediatrics, looked at approximately 81,000 ninth and 11th grade students in Minnesota. Experts say those results can be...
  • Lesbian Texas teacher barred from her classroom to start new academic year

    08/10/2018 8:40:46 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 35 replies
    Chron.com ^ | 8/10/2018 | Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli
    Controversy is a part of art, and for Texas art teacher Stacey Bailey, that statement is all too true. In September 2017 Bailey was allegedly barred from her classroom at Charlotte Anderson Elementary School in Arlington, Texas after a parent complained she was pushing her "homosexual agenda" on her students. Bailey claims she had shown her students a photo of her and her wife's fish costumes from the Disney movie "Finding Nemo," which elicited the initial complaint from parents. When she taught her students about gay artist Jasper Johns, she said parents complained again, resulting in Bailey being placed on...
  • Teachers getting another chance to pass a math test (NC)

    08/10/2018 10:54:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 107 replies
    WBTV ^ | 8/08/18 | Dedrick Russell
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Some North Carolina elementary school teachers were initially told they would lose their jobs if they didn't pass a Math test they call difficult and unfair. Teachers say they recently got a call from their school district informing them they have another year to pass the test. Hundreds of teachers have failed the test repeatedly. Teachers argue what's on the test has nothing to do with what they teach in a classroom for students in Kindergarten to 5th grade. "Never in a million years would we even come close to teaching some of the topics on...
  • Legislators Defeat Planned Parenthood Bill to Teach 12-Year-Old Kids About Oral and Anal Sex

    08/10/2018 11:02:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 69 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | August 10, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    A Massachusetts bill that recommended teaching children as young as 12 about oral and anal sex failed in the state House last week amid growing public outrage. The College Fix reports state Senate Bill 2128 passed the state Senate but died in the House last week when the legislative session ended. The bill seemed harmless enough at first. It would have required public schools to provide “comprehensive” sex education that is medically accurate and age-appropriate. This included “the benefits of abstinence and delaying sexual activity” and “the effective use of contraceptives and barrier methods.” However, Andrew Beckwith, president of the...
  • Atlanta school drops Pledge of Allegiance, asks students to instead recite 'Wolf Pack Chant'

    08/09/2018 12:55:25 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 9, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    An Atlanta charter school headed into the new school year by telling students and staff not to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in the morning - but instead the "Wolf Pack Chant." Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School announced on Tuesday it will be eliminating the Pledge of Allegiance from its morning agenda to make the institution more inclusive. [Snip] "There are many emotions around this and we want everyone in our school family to start their day in a positive manner. After all, that is the whole purpose of our morning meeting," Zelski said. [Snip] The Atlanta charter school isn't the...
  • Meet Lucy McHale, the Rosa Parks of Middle School (Girl, 14, stands up to gay bullies!)

    08/07/2018 4:10:17 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 26 replies
    The Stream ^ | August 7, 2018 | Austin Ruse
    Lucy McHale, now 14, worked at the snack bar at the local pool in Olney, Maryland. One day a boy from her school leaned over the counter and told one of Lucy’s co-workers to kiss him. In today’s #MeToo environment this would be a clear violation, except the person he wanted to kiss was another boy. Because the boy demanding a kiss was supposedly gay, and because Lucy stepped in to defend her co-worker, she became the devil in the story, and the target of harassment at Rosa Parks Middle School. Sometime later, Lucy was sitting with two of her...
  • Emails Reveal High School Teachers Plotting To Hide Their Political Bias From Parents

    08/07/2018 12:31:00 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | August 7, 2018 | By Ilya Feoktistov
    he Left is abusing American high school education in its struggle to gain and retain political power. We only found out about this incident by accident. How many more? Shortly after President Trump’s inauguration, a group of public school history teachers in the posh Boston suburb of Newton pledged to reject the “call for objectivity” in the classroom, bully conservative students for their beliefs, and serve as “liberal propagandist[s]” for the cause of social justice. This informal pact was made in an exchange of emails among history teachers at Newton North High School, part of a very rich but academically...
  • Video: Public School Drag Show

    08/06/2018 2:19:31 PM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 6, 2018 | Sean Fitzgerald
    Drag queens in the classroom now indoctrinate our children with gender ideology. Below is Sean Fitzgerald's new video Public School Drag Show, unveiling how K-12 schools are bringing drag queens into the classroom to indoctrinate our children with gender ideology. The video was produced in conjunction with the David Horowitz Freedom Center's Stop K-12 Indoctrination campaign. To order the Freedom Center's new pamphlet, "Leftist Indoctrination in Our K-12 Public Schools,"
  • Rethinking School

    08/06/2018 10:22:05 AM PDT · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 39 replies
    Amazon Books ^ | 2018 | Susan Bauer, Bryan Caplan
    A best-selling expert on education shows how to make the school system work for your child. Our K–12 school system is an artificial product of market forces. It isn’t a good fit for all―or even most―students. It prioritizes a single way of understanding the world over all others, pushes children into a rigid set of grades with little regard for individual maturity, and slaps “disability” labels over differences in learning style. Caught in this system, far too many young learners end up discouraged, disconnected, and unhappy. And when they struggle, school pressures parents, with overwhelming force, into “fixing” their children...
  • This vigilante dad sets online traps to catch child predators

    08/05/2018 5:28:56 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 21 replies
    https://nypost.com ^ | 08/05/2018 | Melkorka Licea
    A Queens dad has become a video vigilante, setting online traps for potential child predators and then blasting the real-life confrontations on Facebook for everyone to see. Many have questioned Tony Blas’ methods and motivations, but few can argue with his results: So far he’s netted nine men in his virtual web, including an upstate teacher who was arrested Tuesday after the State Police viewed one of Blas’ gotcha clips. Jonathan Castell, 44, a math teacher at Middletown HS, was charged with attempting to endanger the welfare of a child, police said. School officials suspended the 20-year educator “pending further...
  • Amount of weapons seized in NYC schools has skyrocketed

    08/04/2018 7:11:25 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 4, 2018 | Susan Edelman
    The number of weapons caught in NYC schools skyrocketed in the wake of a student’s stabbing death. In the 2017-18 school year, the total weapons seized in city public schools increased by 28 percent over the prior year — from 2,119 to 2,718, the NYPD told The Post.
  • "My kid can't read. What should I do?"

    07/28/2018 5:06:38 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 153 replies
    Renew America ^ | May 18, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Subtitle: Fix reading and half of our education problems disappear--It's a common problem in the US. Children in the second and third grades, even the fourth and fifth grades, are struggling readers. They guess; they skip ahead; they search for clues from context; they look at pictures to read words. Did I mention they guess? Typically, these children are unsuccessful in most school subjects and very unhappy. The school may think this slow progress is fine. But perhaps you as a parent know younger children who've already learned to read. You worry that your child Is falling behind. You are...
  • Planned Parenthood Tells Preschoolers: 'Your genitals don’t make you a boy or a girl'

    07/28/2018 6:20:28 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 59 replies
    https://www.intellectualtakeout.org ^ | July 25, 2018 | Martin Cothran
    If the birds and bees followed Planned Parenthood's new guidelines concerning them, they would eventually have to be put on the endangered species list. The nation's largest provider of abortions has new guidelines out on how to talk about sex to preschoolers. Having made it out of the womb (some against Planned Parenthood's better advice), toddlers are now to be indoctrinated in the ideology of the Gender Deniers that holds that biology has nothing to do with gender. While its earlier guidelines advised telling preschoolers, "Women have breasts, men don't," it's new guidelines suggest saying, "Those are nipples. Everybody has...
  • Ballard High student charged with on-campus rape

    07/26/2018 5:16:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    kiro7 ^ | July 24, 2018 | Amy Clancy
    "We went into the gender-neutral bathroom and he immediately shut the door, stood in front of the door and pulled down his pants" the young woman recalled.
  • Homework will no longer be graded in Lafayette Parish

    07/20/2018 10:14:26 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 77 replies
    Homework will no longer be graded in Lafayette Parish Schools. The school board approved the rule as part of its Pupil Progression Plan Wednesday night. That new rule affects students in 2nd through 12th grades. However, some are concerned about the school district's homework policy. "I think in order for students to prepare for tests you need homework," Terrence Ruffins said. "You need to be reprimanded for the answers correct and incorrect." Sarah Schexnayder added, "I think it's kind of ridiculous. I want to know if my child is doing good in school. Especially with homework." Before the change, teachers...
  • Public Schools: The Three Big Problems We Must Fix

    07/16/2018 4:36:34 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 19 replies
    Republic Standard ^ | May 3, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    One thing our public schools do well is undermine real education. K-12 education is a big swirl of unnecessary problems and impasses. Millions of children are damaged by what seem to be ideological decisions. Our self-appointed experts, which I call the Education Establishment, appear unable to improve the schools. Worse, they don't seem to want to. Let’s identify the three main problems as the first step toward fixing them: First, our schools seem to become dumber by the year and probably by the month. Government statistics say that the majority of our students, in both fourth grade and eighth grade,...
  • Lindbergh continues to charge for kindergarten in Missouri (Immigrants free though)

    07/13/2018 10:32:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Bristol Herald Courier ^ | July 13, 2018 | Kristen Taketa
    SAPPINGTON, Mo. (AP) — Like many other parents, Rachel Major moved to the Lindbergh School District in 2006 because she wanted good public schools. Lindbergh, a slice of south St. Louis County where a typical home costs more than $200,000, is one of the highest-rated school districts in Missouri. But when her oldest son was finishing preschool two years ago, she was surprised to learn that she would have to pay $3,500 for him to attend Lindbergh's full-day kindergarten. "Why are we paying tuition to a public school?" said Major, whose 5-year-old daughter will start full-day kindergarten at Sappington Elementary...
  • Poll Finds 57% of Millennials Don’t Even Know Roe v. Wade is About Abortion

    07/11/2018 7:40:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 9, 2018 | Christina Vazquez
    With the talk of pro-life U.S. Supreme Court nominees and Roe v. Wade potentially being overturned, it is important to actually know what the landmark abortion case is about. And there are strong indications that many do not. A Democratic pollster recently pointed out that most millennials do not know what Roe v. Wade is about, or when abortion was legalized. “Millennials think that Roe v. Wade happened right after the American Revolution,” Celinda Lake, president of Lake Research, said on a Friday episode of “What America’s Thinking,” a show on Hill.TV about polls and public opinion. Furthermore, a 2013...