News Honor Student At Texas High School Jailed For Missing School (Diane Tran)
Via KHOU-11/Huffington Post: "Diane Tran, a 17-year-old honor student in Texas, was forced to spend the night in jail last week after missing too many classes
News Judge sends honor student to jail for missing school
If you let one of em run loose, what are you gon do with the rest of em, let them go too? the judge offered as justification. "A little stay in jail is not a death sentence."
News Students will be tracked via chips in IDs
A School District plans to track students on its campuses using technology implanted in their student identification cards in a trial that could eventually include all 112 of its schools and all of its nearly 100,000 students.
News 5 Ways Public Schools Prepare Us For Prison Life
http://govtslaves.info, Rhonda Robinson
It didnt occur to me that the six-foot fence around the perimeter was meant to keep me in. That is, until the day I decided to leave.
News Medical Marijuana 101: You Can't Smoke That On Campus
http://www.npr.org, by Susan Sharon
Even if students have a prescription for pot, marijuana remains illegal under federal law. Colleges that let students self-medicate on campus could jeopardize their federal funding.
News School pulls boy from class for black face costume
A white Colorado second-grade student who wore black face paint as part of a Martin Luther King costume has drawn criticism from school officials.
Sean King was pulled out of class Wednesday after donning the makeup for a project requiring student
News N.C. Teacher Tells Student He Could Be Arrested for Talking Badly About Obama
A high school student engaged his social studies teacher in a heated debate about politics and the teacher accused him of disrespecting the president. She told him he could be jailed for speaking ill of Obama.
News The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Quiet Drama in Philadelphia
http://www.commondreams.org, by Ellen Brown
Last week, the city of Philadelphia's school system announced that it expects to close 40 public schools next year, and 64 schools by 2017.
News Half of Florida high school students fail reading test
Nearly half of Florida high school students failed the reading portion of the state's new toughened standardized test, education officials said on Friday.
News To Hell With Public Schools - by L. Neil Smith
L. Neil Smith's The Libertarian Enterprise
It is time to end the public schools. I just heard about a little boya six-year-old in First Gradewho is being treated like a sex criminal by the drooling half-wits who run the Aurora (Colorado) school system because he quoted an
News First-Grader Suspended for Singing 'I'm Sexy and I Know It'
ABC News (video)
School officials said DAvonte was suspended for sexual harassment after he sang and the line to a female classmate who was standing in a lunch line. It wasnt the first time hed serenaded this girl with this particular lyric.
News School district fights subpoena of Penn State victim records
A Pennsylvania school district on Monday moved to quash a subpoena asking for psychological and other records of one of the 10 boys Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky is accused of sexually abusing.
News Interesting Facts About the Student Loan Debt Bubble
Nothing much happened last week. Except that Ben Bernanke told investors that the fix was in and the stock market went up. The chief of Americas central bank told the world that he was prepared for more QE whenever it was needed.
News Girl allegedly punished for sitting during the Pledge of Allegiance
In 1943, the Supreme Court ruled that compelling students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance violated their First Amendment rights.
News Hows that Florida Education Working for ya?
Why is it the State of Florida continues to listen to lobbyists and those who choose to have a financial interest in our childrens education rather than really caring about what is actually happening to our children?
Many of us here in Florida h
News 11 Minutes To Eat School Lunch?!?
http://motherjones.com, By Tom Philpott
My recent post on the question of food deserts and people's eating habits led me to a topic I haven't touched in a while: school lunches.
News 6-year-old allegedly locked in jail cell as part of school field trip
Chicago Sun Times
It was supposed to be a field trip to a public library for 6-year-old Stephen Stovall and his classmates. Instead, the kindergartner told his Mom he found himself locked in jail. The parents were told their children would be
News Cops Take School Kids' DNA without warrant or parental permission in murder case
Samples of DNA were collected without parental consent from students at a Calif. middle school in connection with the murder of an 8th grade student who was found in a local park. 'Consent was not required
News The Republicans Who Want Ignorance to Get Equal Time in Schools
http://www.commondreams.org, by Diane Roberts
Education is the new Republican enemy. No more free thinking and empirical evidence, just the Bible, rumour and Fox News
News Milledgeville Police Handcuff 6-Year-Old Girl for Misbehaving at School
Acting police chief, Dray Swicord, said he stands by an officer's decision to handcuff an elementary school student for safety Friday after she allegedly threw a tantrum.
Swicord said the arresting officer is not under investigation for his action
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News Video of Boy Shocked 31 Times For Not Removing Coat Finally Released
http://www.activistpost.com, Heather Callaghan
I never signed up for him to be tortured, terrorized and abused, Cheryl McCollins told a jury on Tuesday. I had no idea, no idea, that they tortured the children in the school.
News Need a job, young man? Choose mining!
The prospect of a fast-tracked career and a hefty starting salary has students flocking to mining schools. The Colorado School of Mines, gets more than 11,000 applications each year and accepts less than 1,000 students.
News So, What Do You Think of 'Hen' and 'Hen'?
Lew Rockwell blog
In an effort to support gender neutrality, Sweden recently added a gender-neutral pronoun, "hen," to the country's National Encyclopedia. Several preschools in Sweden have stopped making references to the gender of their students.
News WSJs Weird Embrace Of Pseudo Science And The War On Real Science
http://www.businessinsider.com, William K. Black
The Wall Street Journal published a self-revealing news article on Tennessees recently adopted law (modeled on a template created by the Discovery Institute a Christian group whose ultimate goal is preventing the teaching of the core principles of
News Tennessee Passes Law Protecting Science Deniers
http://motherjones.com, By Alyssa Battistoni
The state that once put John Scopes on trial for teaching about evolution is at it again:
News SCHOOL SUCKS: The American Way
Don't let the title fool you. This video is actually about how government-run schooling contributed to the rise of socialism, imperialism and eventually fascism in Germany between the 1890s and 1940s.
News A Weekend with John Taylor Gatto (VIDEOS)
Gatto argues that educational strategies promoted by government and industry leaders for over a century included the creation of a system that keeps real power in the hands of very few people.
News Appeals court hears Pa. 'boobies' bracelets case
A federal appeals court is considering an school district's ban on breast cancer fundraising bracelets that say "I (heart) boobies!" 2 Middle School students say their freedom of speech rights were violated when they were suspended
Headlines: Appeals court hears Pa. 'boobies' bracelets case -- A Weekend with John Taylor Gatto (VIDEOS) -- SCHOOL SUCKS: The American Way -- The Sorry State of American Education -- Tennessee Passes Law Protecting Science Deniers -- WSJs Weird Embrace Of Pseudo Science And The War On Real Science -- So, What Do You Think of 'Hen' and 'Hen'? -- Need a job, young man? Choose mining! -- Video of Boy Shocked 31 Times For Not Removing Coat Finally Released -- t h e s c h o o l s u c k s p r o j e c t - EDUCATION EVOLUTION -- Milledgeville Police Handcuff 6-Year-Old Girl for Misbehaving at School -- The Republicans Who Want Ignorance to Get Equal Time in Schools -- Cops Take School Kids' DNA without warrant or parental permission in murder case -- 6-year-old allegedly locked in jail cell as part of school field trip -- 11 Minutes To Eat School Lunch?!? -- Hows that Florida Education Working for ya? -- Girl allegedly punished for sitting during the Pledge of Allegiance -- Interesting Facts About the Student Loan Debt Bubble
-- School district fights subpoena of Penn State victim records -- First-Grader Suspended for Singing 'I'm Sexy and I Know It' -- To Hell With Public Schools - by L. Neil Smith -- Half of Florida high school students fail reading test -- The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Quiet Drama in Philadelphia -- N.C. Teacher Tells Student He Could Be Arrested for Talking Badly About Obama -- School pulls boy from class for black face costume -- Medical Marijuana 101: You Can't Smoke That On Campus -- 5 Ways Public Schools Prepare Us For Prison Life -- Students will be tracked via chips in IDs -- Judge sends honor student to jail for missing school -- Honor Student At Texas High School Jailed For Missing School (Diane Tran) --