We have come to the conclusion the crisis Michigan faces is not a shortage of revenue, but an excess of idiocy. Facing a budget deficit that has passed $1 billion, House Democrats offered to buy a MP3 player or iPod for every school child in Michiga
A 13-year-old girl was handcuffed and placed under arrest in front of her classmates in Dyker Heights after she wrote "Okay" on her desk. The "suspect," Chelsea Fraser, says she's sorry for scribbling the word on her desk,
"Bringing Stossel into Arizona's Classrooms"
Clint Bolick, Senior Fellow, Goldwater Institute - Matthew Ladner, Vice President for Research, Goldwater Institute - Alex Molnar, Director, Education Policy Studies Laboratory, ASU - John Wright, President, Arizona Educat
A seventh-grader might end up in court for wearing Winnie the Pooh socks to school. Toni Kay Scott, 14, was sent to an in-school suspension program called Students With Attitude Problems last year for violating a dress code, according to a
A far-reaching education law President Bush hails as one of his signature achievements is being reviewed by Congress amid widespread demands it be reformed. Critics of the law complain it puts too much emphasis on testing, fails to hold states to the
Arizona owes a great deal of gratitude to Arizona State Senator, Thayer Verschoor. Verschoor is doing his best to protect Arizona’s students from being challenged to develop new perspectives and to be able to debate these perspectives
Top Education Department officials, including former Secretary Rod Paige, allowed specialists to improperly encourage state and local officials to spend billions of dollars in federal grant money with a small group of companies, government investigat
A free and open educational resource(OER) for educators, students, and self-learners around the world.Entered By: Jean Carbonneau
Some teenagers who drink over the weekend could be in big trouble come Monday morning: A New Jersey school district plans to institute random urine tests capable of detecting whether alcohol was consumed up to 80 hours earlier.
The bans were passed in the name of safety, but some children's health advocates say limiting exercise and free play can inhibit a child's development. (USA Opinion Pg)
Washington, DC high schools are being forced to hand out anti-gay literature from a group that aims to "cure homosexuals." The flyers, produced by Parents and Friend of Ex-Gays, will be distributed to students on February 1st.
The Democrats' eagerness to cut interest rates on student loans reflects a time-honored Washington maxim: If it's good, it should be subsidized. In this case, as in most others, the truth is just the opposite: If it's good, there's
The third-poorest city in Pennsylvania is a lot poorer because of a 28-year bet on interest rates that already has gone awry. The school district must pay $230,000 to Deutsche Bank because it's on the losing side of a wager [sell more bonds]
17-year-old Patrick Agin often spends a week whittling a single arrow, and he's learning to make chain mail armor by hand. It came time to submit a senior yearbook photo, he selected a photo of himself wearing chain mail and slinging a sword over
Ah, the power of socialized education to stop people from thinking about the injustice and unfairness of socialism.
What if the solution to American students' stagnant performance levels and the wide achievement gap between white and minority students wasn't more money, smaller schools, or any of the reforms proposed in recent years, but rather a new educa
School administrators gave a 4-year-old student an in-school suspension for inappropriately touching a teacher's aide after the pre-kindergartner hugged the woman. [Waco Texas alert]
Johnny's, et al, day at public school in 1973 vs. 2006.
The Education Commission did not recommend subjecting the public education system to competition through education vouchers and tax credits, removing the system from political meddling and micromanagement, and reducing the political clout of the 3.2
A generation ago, it was impossible to get through the American public school system without learning the oath. Today, though, ask kids if they know the pledge [of allegiance] and you're increasingly likely to get a blank stare.
The US Supreme Court takes up 2 cases: Those who believe race-conscious programs are necessary to fight the effects of inequality. The other, those who believe the Constitution mandates a colorblind approach to race relations.
Arizona State University has annonced it will pay full tuition for all student admitted from within the state whose families make less than $25,000 a year. (Listen up people, ain't no such thing as a free lunch. Someone pays sooner or later)
2 students are suing to return to school after they were expelled for making a movie in which evil teddy bears attack a teacher. The teenagers were among 4 students expelled from High School over the movie, titled "The Teddy Bear Master."
The UCLA police officer videotaped using a Taser gun on a student also shot a homeless man at a campus study hall room 3 years ago and was earlier recommended for dismissal in connection with an alleged assault on fraternity row, authorities said.
How public schools can waste 12 years of your child’s life. (Book Promo)
Mostafa Tabatabainejad, a UCLA student, was repeatedly stunned with a Taser and then taken into custody when he did not exit the Library in a timely manner. Community Service Officers had asked Tabatabainejad to leave after he failed to produce his B
Police entered 2 classrooms at Middle and High School and announced there was a threat to the school. Students, who were unaware police were conducting a drill, were taken from the classroom into the halls, patted down and asked what they had in thei
Writer and humorist Dave Barry probably never expected that one of his jokes would spark a university free speech dispute. But in early September, a Marquette University administrator removed a Barry quote about the federal government
Collier County admin idiots are expected to make a decision soon regarding a middle school teacher who was suspended last week for carrying a toy gun found in a theatrical prop box used in a school play.