May 3, 2016
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WCPSS: Eat Your Peas For $45 more Bucks a Year

Lady Liberty 1885 by A. P. Dillon   According to the News and Observer , Wake County schools may be increasing the price of meals in schools: RALEIGH – Wake County school administrators are proposing a 25-cent increase in breakfast and lunch prices for the 2016-17 school year. That ...
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Reason 234: Because A Thug Mentality Brings Out The Worst In The Schoolhouse Management

Reason 234: Because A Thug Mentality Brings Out The Worst In The Schoolhouse Management

  365 Reasons to Homeschool Yesterday we saw a girl being beaten by her peers because she wouldn’t help them cheat. Today, we see more of the same: UPDATE: SC teacher suspended after questioning standardized tests Just remember one thing, when you’re dealing with government bureaucrats collectively, you’re ...
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Artistic Propaganda instead of Facts Presented at the Education Writers Association’s National Seminar?

Common Core support doomed presidential hopefuls and common core implementation is causing budget nightmares for districts and states, but education reformers dedicated to the Initiative don’t want to talk about those facts.  What does an education association of writers, Education Writers Association (EWA), want to cover in its ...
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National Test Scores Decline in Common Core Era

The word is out. The National Assessment of Educational Progress, NAEP, is a standardized test given to a random sampling of students in 4th, 8th and 12th grades around the country. Known as the Nation’s Report Card, the tests are administered by the federal government and are the ...
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Is Google predicting criminals ?

Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker If you have not seen this bombshell that was dropped by The Intercept last week, you need to go back and read it right now. The article is detailing Google’s relationship with the White House- and it is a showstopper. Really, Read ...
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Parents demand privacy protection after school approves transgender bathroom use

EAG News by Victor Skinner   OCALA, Fla. – A Florida school district is protecting the privacy rights of its students by requiring that transgender students use the bathroom that correlates to their biological sex. A new transgender policy under review by the Marion County School Board would ...
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Student quits school after ponytail violates dress code

EAG News by Victor Skinner   ARLINGTON, Texas – A Texas teen is fighting Newman International Academy after the seventh-grader was allegedly forced to leave the charter school because his hair was too long and violated the dress code. Isaias Mouton, 12, told Fox 4 that with just ...
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Nearly 1/6 Of New York Students Skip Common Core Tests

Special Education Teacher Refuses to Give Her Students Standardized Tests Because They Are Not Standard

  A veteran special education teacher in South Carolina has had enough – enough of subjecting her special needs students to state (and really federally) mandated standardized tests. She has taught in many places in America and overseas. Her students struggle every day just to make progress from ...
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State Board of Education approves standards but ignores process

Tuesday April 19th the State Board of Education completed the next phase in the process of adopting new K-12 education standards for Missouri. They voted to approve the standards that DESE gave them. It must be noted that these were not the standards that the work groups, established ...
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Just What is a Successful Education? Academic Excellence or Learning How to be a Change Agent via Social Justice?

What are your thoughts on this article from a vice president for university engagement and chief diversity officer at Cleveland State University? From Beyond a Deficit View: Administrators and faculty members desperately need a new language to characterize minority, low-income and first-generation students — one that frees us ...
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Chicago teachers union boss accuses governor of being ‘the new ISIS recruit’

EAG News by Victor Skinner   CHICAGO – Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis is calling Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner “the new ISIS recruit.” She said he’s “a liar” who “lacks the ability to govern” alleges the Republican governor “purchased his seat, conned the people of Illinois and ...
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Missouri State Accused of Denying Christian Student a Degree

  The Thomas More Society has taken on a case on behalf of Andrew Cash, a student at Missouri State University who was dismissed from his M.S. in a counseling program after expressing concern over the counseling of same-sex couples due to his religious convictions. The law firm ...
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Tom VanderArk – Making Bundles on Education?

Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker Dear Tom VanderArk and education transformers, When “rebundling education“, and ending  “data poverty” are you more concerned about our bundles of joy or your bundles of money? You, along with a handful of powerful people are making decisions for and about other people’s  children, without their ...
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School fires coach for redistributing discarded Michelle O fruit to hungry athletes

Redistribution in the eyes of Progressives is selective and apparently so is Michelle Obama’s lunch program. EAG News by Victor Skinner AZUSA, Calif. – Dozens of middle school students are protesting the termination of a coach who was fired for redistributing unwanted lunch fruit to hungry student athletes. ...
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