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After Bill Clinton appearance, board calls for end to campaign rallies at schools

After Bill Clinton appearance, board calls for end to campaign rallies at schools

FORT SMITH, Ark. – After Bill Clinton showed up, some school leaders decided they’d had enough. Arkansas’ Northside High School was the site of a campaign rally featuring the former president and U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor in November – a few days before the midterm elections. While some schools might feel honored to have such notables grace them with their presence, others feel like little more than political props. Now Fort Smith School Board […]

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School cancels trip to Nutcracker ballet due to ‘questionable material:’ A Christmas tree!

School cancels trip to Nutcracker ballet due to ‘questionable material:’ A Christmas tree!

BELMONT, Mass. – While some schools consider teaching masturbation to 5-year-olds, others deem a Christmas tree “questionable material.” The Butler Elementary School PTA in Belmont, Massachusetts makes an annual trip to the Nutcracker ballet, but this year, some parents complained the show has portions of the show that some viewers may find offensive. At the PTA meeting, parents were supposedly told they were being “discriminatory” if they supported their children attending the production, WHDH […]

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Police: Student coordinated high school prostitution ring through Facebook

Police: Student coordinated high school prostitution ring through Facebook

VENICE, Fla. – Police allege a Sarasota 17-year-old organized a prostitution ring during summer vacation, and launched the new endeavor this school year using students from three different high schools. John Mosher Alexa Nicole De Armas now faces a felony for human trafficking of a person younger than 18, according to media reports. “Why pimp out old hoes when I have fresh young hoes I can give up for money?” De Armas, a student […]

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Chicago parents demand answers from Rahm Emanuel after sex ed lessons revealed

Chicago parents demand answers from Rahm Emanuel after sex ed lessons revealed

CHICAGO – They’re demanding answers from the top. Chicago parents apparently aren’t satisfied with the steps their school is taking to root questionable sex education lessons from the curriculum and they want to know what Mayor Rahm Emanuel is going to do about it. The Chicago Public Schools lessons in question that were reportedly intended for fifth and sixth graders featured female condoms and their application during anal sex. Children are also assured that […]

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Group behind teaching masturbation to 5-year-olds blames Mormon ‘outsize influence’ for controversy

Group behind teaching masturbation to 5-year-olds blames Mormon ‘outsize influence’ for controversy

LAS VEGAS – The group behind the curriculum that would teach masturbation to children as young as 5 years old has identified the culprits behind the community outcry: Mormons. SIECUS 50th logo The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States – or SIECUS – was the brains behind the curriculum recently floated in the Las Vegas-based Clark County, Nevada school district – the 5th largest in the country. Numerous parents took turns […]

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Teacher Certification A Mess, Says Report

Teacher Certification A Mess, Says Report

American teacher certification is in scandalous condition and in dire need of reform, according to a new report published by the center-left think tank Third Way. The report takes to task the slapdash nature of teacher certification, comparing it with with the straightforward process  lawyers, doctors and other professionals undergo to smoothly progress from college to the working world. While virtually every attorney in the United States follows the same process of taking the […]

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Transgender bathroom posters spark outrage

Transgender bathroom posters spark outrage

An LGBT university student group in England is hanging fliers in campus bathrooms telling students you shouldn’t worry if you see someone of the opposite sex entering the restroom because “they know better than you.” “If you’re in a public bathroom and you think a stranger’s gender does not match the sign on the door, follow these steps: 1. Don’t worry about it, they know better than you,” reads the sign. The University of […]

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Prof. claims racism inherently his fault, apologizes for being white, middle-class, heterosexual man

Prof. claims racism inherently his fault, apologizes for being white, middle-class, heterosexual man

A professor at DePauw University apologized for being a white, middle-class, heterosexual man, claiming his silence had made issues of race and inclusiveness his “fault.” The university hosted an event to discuss the issues where participants stood in solidarity for victims of microaggressions. The university is considering canceling classes and devoting a day to discuss inclusion on campus. A professor at DePauw University (DU) apologized to students for being a white, middle-class, heterosexual man, […]

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School Daze – 21st Century America

School Daze – 21st Century America

“Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.”   Matthew 7:6 by Gary Spina | Independent Sentinel The liberal academics and the socialist politicians, Control the minds of America’s youth by destroying old traditions. By arrogating the standards […]

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Fifty Shades of the Common Core: how much porn is too much for high schoolers?

Fifty Shades of the Common Core: how much porn is too much for high schoolers?

Dreaming in Cuban pages. Photo: Eagnews.org The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a project that attempts to standardize various K-12 curricula around the country. By design, American students subject to the Common Core will experience a reading regime that focuses heavily on nonfiction. There will be a slice of fiction here and there, though. One such slice for sophomores at Buena High School in Sierra Vista, Ariz. is an utterly minor 1992 novel […]

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Common Core’s days look numbered

Common Core’s days look numbered

Frank Daniels III 1466 CONNECT 28 TWEET 1 LINKEDIN 14 COMMENTEMAILMORE After more than four years of preparation and millions of dollars spent to train thousands of Tennessee’s teachers, it seems likely that the Common Core standards are headed for the trash bin, or perhaps the recycle bin. Beginning with an agreement to delay implementation of Common Core-aligned testing during the last legislative session, Gov. Bill Haslam has been fighting to salvage the state’s […]

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Bill would repeal Common Core in Tennessee

Bill would repeal Common Core in Tennessee

641 CONNECT 5 TWEET 1 LINKEDIN 2 COMMENTEMAILMORE NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Republican state senators filed legislation Monday to repeal the state’s Common Core standards even though Gov. Bill Haslam has called for a public review of the higher benchmarks in English and math. The proposal would set up a Tennessee Standards Commission that would recommend to the State Board of Education new standards to be used in the state’s K-12 public schools. […]

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Math Teacher Pulls Knife On Students Who Talked During Pop Quiz

Math Teacher Pulls Knife On Students Who Talked During Pop Quiz

KRQE screenshot A middle school math teacher in New Mexico waved a big, sharp knife at two students who were talking too much during a pop quiz, police say. The incident happened on Friday at Bernalillo Middle School in Bernalillo, a small suburb maybe 20 miles north of Albuquerque, area affiliate KOB-TV reports . The teacher, Benjamin Nagurski, had the knife out in the middle school classroom because he was digging staples out of […]

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Kentucky bill would effectively nullify Common Core

Kentucky bill would effectively nullify Common Core

FRANKFORT, Ky. – A bill introduced in the Kentucky state house would ban the state from continuing its participation in the Common Core educational standards and penalize districts that continue them. House Bill 33 ( HB33 ), originally prefiled by State Rep. Thomas Kerr (R-Taylor Mill), would represent a sharp turnaround for Kentucky should it pass into law. In 2010, the state was the first in the country to adopt the Core. And Gov. Steve Beshear decided […]

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