Arizona State University announced Saturday that it would no longer block the popular online petition website Change.org after receiving a flood of complaints from students and others.
“The university acknowledges and understands the expression of
Amy and Mark Denicore are headed to a full-blown trial to defend themselves against charges that they violated Virginia law by making their kids late to elementary school too often. The Loudoun County couple was arraigned in juvenile and domestic rel
I was late delivering the carpool kids to school. I was late filing this column. And no matter how hard I try, I will likely be late to my parent-teacher conference. I am perpetually fighting the tardy gene. But I’ve never been hauled into criminal c
In my home state, the government's prison masters are trying to stop the spread of charter virtual schools (cyber schooling) because such freedom of education would not allow the state to gather up your children in big, yellow bully houses on wheels,
Public education, in its current state, is based on the idea that government is the "parent" best equipped to provide children with the values and wisdom required to grow into intelligent, functional adults.
Bring back the witch burnings! The brouhaha involving Rhode Island high school student Jessica Ahlquist, 16, who requested her school remove a prayer banner invoking '"Our Heavenly Father," serves to illustrate how the ideals of the American Founders
An dad claims a game of tag on the playground resulted in his 6-year-old son being was kept in the principal’s office for 2 hours until he confessed. He was suspended, and a sexual battery charge was placed on his permanent school record.
Here is a brilliant documentary on the horrors of public school prisons in America, where children are subjected to monitoring, authoritarian supervision, arbitrary rules, conformity, coerced abstinence, zero tolerance insanity, irrational fears, inv
Wristwatch-like devices called Polar active monitors will be used by older students in PE classes at all elementary schools to help improve the students' fitness and academic achievement. The district plans to collect data about activity levels and e
A new city ordinance has police taking school truancy into their own hands. If kids are caught skipping school they could now be arrested on misdemeanor charges. If their parents are complicit in the hooky-playing, they too could be hauled into court
Are we raising the stupidest generation in American history? The statistics that you are about to read below are incredibly shocking. They indicate that U.S. high school students are basically as dumb as a rock.
A family is baffled that their teenager was disciplined after he reported to his teacher that he accidentally brought a small pocket knife to school. "I hate that Jack felt like he did was he was supposed to do, and for him these are dire consequence
Economics Professor Jack Chambless of Valencia College in Florida had his sophomore students write a short essay on what the American dream means to them and what, specifically, they wanted the federal government to do to help them achieve that dream
Police shot and killed an eighth-grader in the hallway of his middle school Wednesday after the boy brandished what looked like a handgun and pointed it at officers. It turned out to be a pellet gun that closely resembled the real thing.
A professor at North Carolina State University is fighting the university and the state government over what seems to be a clear-cut case of discrimination and censorship due to her outspoken criticism of Israeli policy in Palestine.
What a delicate, sensitive creature Lt. Frank Gordo must be — and what a cruel and dangerous world he must live in. Just weeks ago, this brave little man, who is employed as a "resource officer" by California's Stockton Unified School District, survi
Millions of young Americans are enslaved to student loan debt for the rest of their lives. They were promised a bright future, but instead most of them are discovering that they are going to be working really hard to pay off financial predators for
A 7-year-old boy is being investigated by his South Boston elementary school for possible sexual harassment after kicking another boy in the crotch. The first grader’s mother, Tasha Lynch, says she was shocked by the school’s decision.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) shouldn’t hold his breath waiting for an apology from the teen that he tattled on for writing a disparaging tweet. Emma Sullivan, 18, said she isn’t giving in to Brownback’s demand for an apology because it wouldn’t be s
Earlier this year, a Stockton student was handcuffed with zip ties on his hands and feet, forced to go to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and was charged with battery on a police officer. That student was 5 years old.