As a former teacher--and rowdy kid--capital punishment works. We never got close to worrying about whether it "caused death" or not, though.
Many of the nation's top public universities accepted nonresident students in greater numbers this year, hoping to increase -- or at least sustain -- a pool of incoming freshmen who pay two or three times the tuition charged to locals. At some school
25 students were slapped with criminal charges in connection with a food fight in a school cafeteria. Even innocent students will face lasting consequences. If the charges are dropped, juvenile records can't be expunged until the accused becomes 17.
Who's smarter than a 1954 8th-grader? This sample civics test from 1954 illustrates how far and low our education system has fallen. How well would you do?
Support for bond measures dipped this year in which valley voters supported 20 out of 36 school district bond and budget override ballot measures. As a result, valley school districts are worried.
Many states set achievement standards so low that they can say their students are reading and doing math at their grade level when they haven't truly mastered the subjects, the Education Department asserted Thursday. The Obama administration said
With help from Washington, the for-profit college industry is loading up millions of low-income students with debt they'll never pay off.
Below is an exchange I recently had with a parent who took exception to a blurb of mine in the Arizona Republic about public education.
A mother in Mississippi has taken her local school district to court after her son was expelled from high school for what the school says was "gang activity" but what the mother say was singing and moving to the beat.
With the economy struggling, parents and students dared to hope this year might offer a break from rising college costs. Instead, they got another sharp increase.
A Delaware first-grader who was facing 45 days in an alternative school as punishment for taking his favorite camping utensil to school can return to class after the school board made a hasty change granting him a reprieve. "If we can't punish him, t
A Delaware first-grader who wanted to eat lunch at school with his favorite camping utensil, a combination of folding fork, knife and spoon, now faces 45 days in reform school. Hundreds of people were expected to attend a school board meeting Tuesday
Obama's Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings wrote that killing someone who called you a name was not aberrant behavior....
A 15-year-old special needs student says a Dolton police officer assigned to his former school slammed him against the lockers, wrestled him to the floor and then pinned him down, breaking his nose, all because he didn't have his shirt tucked in.
Some states are bending the rules that govern the use of the education stimulus dollars,
here is a clip from a PTA / PTO (whatever) meeting at Sand Hill Elementary School in Asheville, NC video:
Students beware: The summer vacation you just enjoyed could be sharply curtailed if President Barack Obama gets his way. The president wants schools to add time to classes, to stay open late and to let kids in on weekends so they have a safe place t
Opponents of Obama are racists. Critics of ANY liberal policies are racists. In truth, liberals are racists. Anytime you point out some one’s race, skin color, gender, “sexual orientation”, or any other descriptive, you put them in a box with a l
Warning, if you are a parent with children in the TUSD school district, this will make your head explode. Today, Tucson’s school district hit the national scene, unfortunately for all the wrong reasons. Tucson schools create race-based system
The real reason our standards in education are falling isnt lack of money but a government monopoly.
The success of Kumon Learning Centers is a testament to this thesis. Toru Kumon opened his first learning center in Japan in 1956. Today there are more than 26,000 Kumon Centers in 46 countries and over 4 million students. I doubt there is one nati
The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to hear a case in which a kindergarten student, under an assignment in which parents were invited to read their child's favorite book, was denied permission to share a Bible story and asked to read a book about w
The furor over President Obama's trillion-dollar restructuring of American health care has left his other trillion-dollar plan starved for attention. That's how much the federal balance sheet will expand over the next decade if Mr. Obama can convince Congress to approve his pending takeover of the student-loan market. The Obama plan calls for the U.S. Department of Education to move from its current 20% share of the student-loan origination market to 80% on July 1, 2010, when private lenders will be barred from making government-guaranteed loans. The remaining 20% of the market that is now completely private will likely shrink further as lenders try to comply with regulations Congress created last year. Starting next summer, taxpayers will have to put up roughly $100 billion per year to lend to students. *** For decades, loans carrying a federal guarantee have been the most common way of borrowing for college. After raising money in the private capital markets, lenders m
Is anyone asking why it seems like many of the recent cases of H1N1 cases are in the public schools? This phenomena is not isolated to the United States. A pattern seems to be developing as reflected in the recent outbreaks at public schools and Universities.
Family members said this week that Atlantic high school officials forced five teenage girls to remove their clothes during an investigation into a theft. The girls' families and their lawyers said the incident at Atlantic High School amounts to a strip-search, which is illegal in Iowa schools. But school officials said the search was "allowable" under board rules.
"Wash Your Hands." "Drink Your Ovaltine."
The bigger issue, however, which seems sorely missed even amongst those who are upset by next week’s Obama-in-the-Classroom, is why do parents, for decades, accept that they must “ask” that their child be “excused” from this or any other day missed from school?
Stupid in America video
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