News Valedictorian sues Nevada school for cutting off Christian speech
A high school valedictorian who had the plug pulled on her microphone as she gave an address referring to Jesus Christ sued school officials, saying her rights to religious freedom and free speech were trampled on.
Brittany McComb, 18, was part wa
News Push for simpler spelling persists
Those in favor of simplified spelling say children would learn faster and illiteracy rates would drop. Opponents say a new system would make spelling even more confusing.
News US Taxpayers fund Islamic Fundamentalist eduction
Antiwar Blog(Sam Koritz)
During the US-Taliban era of cooperation from 1994 to 1998 ... a key Unocal consultant was a University of Nebraska academic named Thomas Gouttierre, director for the Center for Afghanistan Studies there. During and after the Afghan jihad, Gouttierr
Feature Article The Teacher in the Exercise Room - by Craig Cantoni Ernest Hancock
After the actors exchange pleasantries, the retired teacher begins lamenting about how teaching had changed for the worse over her 30-year career. they always preface their comments with the caveat that they are speaking in confidence and dont want
News Students find cell phone ring tones their teachers cannot hear
Cunning US teenagers have turned a disruptive noise technology to their advantage by adapting it to a cell phone ring tone that adults can't hear. Invented a sound generator that emits an annoying sound only young people can hear, and now markets
News Reporter claims assault at 'racist' Public School
By Art Moore - WorldNetDaily.com
(Now if this was a Private School.......) A radio reporter attempting to interview the principal of a publicly funded school backed by radical groups that lay claim to the Southwestern U.S says he was chased down and tackled at the campus today, appa
News School vouchers
Christian Science Monitor
Proponents say it gives options to low-income kids who might otherwise be stuck in failing schools, and that the competition for students is good for all Milwaukee's schools, both public and private. Critics, meanwhile, cite the money the program
News Achtung teachers: RFID curriculum has arrived!
Spychips RFID Blog
A California public school teacher recently sent us this NY Times "Daily Lesson Plan" designed to "educate" kids about the benefits of tracking people and things with RFID.
News Kids who sit in school all day get fat
Christian Science Monitor
Nettelhorst's principal made the decision to bring back recess - a rarity in Chicago, where a recent survey showed just 6% of elementary schools have a recess of at least 20 minutes. "There isn't anything happening here that can't ha
News No (Colored) Kid Left Behind
States are helping public schools escape potential penalties by skirting the No Child Left Behind law's requirement that students of all races must show annual academic progress. With the federal government's permission, schools deliberately
News Constant Video & Audio Taping in Classrooms
www.theregister.co.uk - Mark Ballard
Teachers are preparing to protest against surveillance cameras and microphones that are being installed in classrooms across the UK. Surveillance firm Classwatch has installed more than 50 CCTV systems with microphones across the UK
News No flag waving in the hallways!
Dozens of high school students protested a temporary school policy forbidding students from displaying the U.S. flag as well as flags from other countries amid racial tensions following immigration rallies.
News Students getting lesson in power of the State
Orange County Register
Superintendent George Giokaris said the lecture was a lesson in civics, reminding him of his time in college, when students protested the Vietnam War. Police told students the city would impose a daytime curfew by issuing truancy tickets.
News Tasering students teaches obedience to authority
The Wichita Eagle
Police tried to use a Taser on a Wichita student a month before stunning another student with a Taser two weeks ago at North High School, police records show. A report released Wednesday shows that a school resource officer tried unsuccessfully to st
News Government push for universal pre-kindergarten schooling
Christian Science Monitor
Studies showing that money invested when kids are 3 or 4 years old helps them graduate or keeps them out of jail - is one reason states are starting to take a much harder look at funding education before they get to kindergarten.
News Whitehouse getting more kids to pee in a cup
[Teach them to comply early.] Student athletes, musicians and others who participate in after school activities could increasingly be subject to random drug testing under a program promoted by the Bush administration. [Small government?]
News Poor grades ... for once, blame the student
USA Today (guest editorial)
Many of the American kids I taught lacked the motivation, self-discipline or work ethic of the foreign-born kids. Until the work ethic of students changes, until they are willing to put in the time and effort to master their subjects, little will ch
News Middle schoolers expelled for viewing "hate crime"
A middle school student faces expulsion for allegedly posting graphic threats against a classmate on a web site, and 20 of his classmates were suspended for viewing the posting at their home and after school hours, school officials said.
News Debt: Teach them while they are young
Tom Dillon, 19, a pre-pharmacy major at the University of Connecticut, is carrying $52,000 in student loans. And he's just getting started. When he gets his pharmacy doctorate in four years, he expects his debt to exceed $150,000. Dillon's be
News "Stupid in America" Stossel - to look at public education on 20/20 tonight.
John Stossel - ABC 20/20
The longer kids stay in public schools the worse they perform on achievement tests. John Stossel takes a look at America's failing public school system.
News A struggle over military recruitment of High School students
Christian Science Monitor
A provision of the "No Child Left Behind" act stipulates any school receiving federal funds must give the military information on high school juniors and seniors, and notify parents that they can make a request to to prevent recruiters from
News Conformity, Don't stand out in public schools
Nathan Warmack wanted to honor his heritage by wearing a Scottish kilt to his high school dance. Then a principal told him to change into a pair of pants.
News If public schools did not exist, this would not be a problem
The real reason for moving their children is to ensure there are enough white students at the new school. "I think the stupidest factor is using skin color and test scores," Michael Winsten said.
News Public Schools Convenient for Re-Writing History
France's parliament voted to uphold a law that puts an upbeat spin on the country's painful colonial past, ignoring complaints from historians and the former French territory of Algeria, requires school textbooks to address France's "
News 6-Day School Week All Year Long?
by Jack Duggan (LewRockwell.com)
Democrat Mayor Richard Daley of Chicago, which has the third largest school district in the nation, has announced that he wants to extend the school week to 6 days, all year long.
News Whither Arizona Charter Schools?
by Vicki Murray (Goldwater Institute)
On paper, Arizonas charter law allows multiple charter authorizers: the Arizona State Board of Education, the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools, and local school districts. In practice, however, the Arizona State Board of Education stopped spo
News Court: It does take a village when it comes to sexuality
Parents 'have no due process or privac
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, "no fundamental right of parents to be the exclusive provider of information regarding sexual matters to their children."
Opinion Freedom is the Answer,... What is the Question?
Graduating Children or Adults Ernest Hancock
Got Children? How about grandchildren or other children you love? If not, then maybe you have an opinion about how your life is impacted by children educated in government approved schools. Id like to make some observations and share some experience
Headlines: Graduating Children or Adults -- Court: It does take a village when it comes to sexuality
Parents 'have no due process or privac -- Whither Arizona Charter Schools? -- 6-Day School Week All Year Long? -- Public Schools Convenient for Re-Writing History -- If public schools did not exist, this would not be a problem -- Conformity, Don't stand out in public schools -- A struggle over military recruitment of High School students -- "Stupid in America" Stossel - to look at public education on 20/20 tonight. -- Debt: Teach them while they are young -- Middle schoolers expelled for viewing "hate crime" -- Little Manchurian Candidates - The Torture of Government Schools -- Poor grades ... for once, blame the student -- Whitehouse getting more kids to pee in a cup -- Government push for universal pre-kindergarten schooling -- Tasering students teaches obedience to authority -- Students getting lesson in power of the State -- No flag waving in the hallways! -- Constant Video & Audio Taping in Classrooms -- No (Colored) Kid Left Behind -- How much do Arizona taxpayers annually provide each student? -- Kids who sit in school all day get fat -- Achtung teachers: RFID curriculum has arrived! -- School vouchers -- Reporter claims assault at 'racist' Public School -- Students find cell phone ring tones their teachers cannot hear -- The Teacher in the Exercise Room - by Craig Cantoni -- US Taxpayers fund Islamic Fundamentalist eduction -- Push for simpler spelling persists -- Valedictorian sues Nevada school for cutting off Christian speech --