Each survey had a serial number and most of my son’s classes have assigned seats. This allows for positive tracking. Our children are being intimidated behind closed doors and locked fences to answer personal questions, many of them about their
The New York authorities have finally caught up to Alexa Gonzalez, who saw her open life of crime end with an arrest in her junior high school in Queens. Gonzalez was caught doodling on her desk with erasable marker and promptly cuffed and taken down
Ten reasons why public schools are a disaster for your children
This is a Demonstration Project for PUBLIC SCHOOL HEALTH CLINICS and guess what? These HEALTH CLINICS are in the Obama healthcare bill.
Why public schools are education prisons for our children
Obama is proposing a sweeping overhaul of President Bush’s signature education law, No Child Left Behind, and will call for broad changes in how schools are judged to be succeeding or failing, as well as for the elimination of the law’s 2014 deadline
The Obama administration’s “Race To The Top” (RTTT) stimulus grant program should really be called the “Race to Nationalize Education”. Like the Bush administration’s “No Child Left Behind” program, it is nothing but another measure designed to enabl
A San Diego middle school was evacuated when a 11-year-old student's science project was mistaken for a bomb. An arson team took photos and x-rays of the empty plastic bottle with wires and determined it was harmless. The boy was building a motion de
This US Government's own report shows "...by the end of 1st grade, there were few significant differences between the Head Start group as a whole and the control group...."Entered By: Trouser Chili
Boys' hair must be kept out of the eyes and cannot extend below the bottom of earlobes or over the collar of a dress shirt. Fads in hairstyles "designed to attract attention to the individual or to disrupt the orderly conduct of the classroom or camp
At least nine Detroit area high school juniors are in trouble for wearing sweat shirts bearing a design that evokes the terrorist attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center's Twin Towers.
A Montgomery County couple has been arrested on child endangerment charges for failing to register their children with the school district as they were home-schooled, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said Monday. Richard Cressy, 47, and
This month, as the tax year nears an end, thousands of Arizonans are expected to donate money to private-school tuition groups and claim a tax credit that reduces what they owe the state. Many taxpayers will recommend that their money go to specif
There is a long and sordid tradition of trying to socialise children by scaring them. The aim of such socialisation-through-fear is twofold: firstly, to get children to conform to the scaremongers’ values; secondly, to use children to influence, or a
According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, Jewish students at a progressive High School Academy have been taunted and sent a threatening text message after a teacher, in class, denied the Holocaust.
A Paradise Valley High School music teacher whose students performed at one of President's Barack Obama inauguration events has been put on administrative leave after taking 40 students to eat at a Hooters in downtown Phoenix.
Boy, 8, said to gets psych evaluation after sketch of Christ on cross called 'violent'
Taylor's locks , long on the front and sides, covering his earlobes and shirt collar , violate the school district's dress code. He has been punished with in-school suspension since late last month. His parents say the boy plans to eventually cut
A Massachusetts school district on Tuesday night denied a father's claims that his son was suspended for drawing a stick figure of Jesus on a cross. The Taunton School District said in a written statement that the second-grade student was never s
The Gilbert Public Schools governing board on Tuesday tabled discussion on two proposals that would have imposed new restrictions on students who are home-schooled but take a few GPS courses, and junior high and high school students who take online c
A story out of Arizona has SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) experts “up in arms” over a school district superintendent’s comments. The story: a former worker fired after the school discovered he’d been running SETI’s Home program on th
Police haul in a 12-year-old girl questioning her for 4 hours--before calling her mom. It all started when 3 other girls said they saw the girl write a bomb threat on the restroom wall.
Exactly what kind of books Kevin Jennings and his organization think American students should be reading in school [?]...our team chose a handful at random from the over 100 titles on GLSEN’s grades 7-12 list, and began reading through. Obama's ped
Having announced my retirement, I no longer have an issue in the legislature’s education funding and teacher protection practices, except that I still care for the children and those that attempt to better their lives.
After my last editorial regarding the legislature’s handling of the funding for public education, those people (e.g., Eric New and Judy Murphy) that would sacrifice the future of our children have come out of the woodwork
Who can forget John Belushi’s now famous question, in the classic movie Animal House, when he was attempting to rally his fellow fraternity members to keep the Dean from shutting down their frat house for it nefarious activities? “Did America give up
Groups representing Arizona teachers, cities and towns went to the state Supreme Court on Monday, arguing that the Legislature stretched a budget-cutting session to also ax unrelated policies. In separate lawsuits, the Arizona Education Associatio
The Arizona Legislature made sweeping changes to state teacher contracts earlier this year, removing seniority, salary and contract guarantees. Changes under House Bill 2011 mean that school districts will be prohibited from using tenure or senior
The ACLU, known for taking sides which are unpopular has taken up the cause of several students in the state of Florida who were banned from wearing a “Islam of the Devil” t-shirt.
"I eventually, very solemnly -- with a little bit of malice in my voice -- said, 'Mam, with all due respect, you can go jump off a bridge," Will explained. Seated next to the boy, his father covered his face, smiling.