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Congrats, Diane Douglas! Grass-roots activist ousts pro-Common Core state supe in Arizona GOP primary

Congrats, Diane Douglas! Grass-roots activist ousts pro-Common Core state supe in Arizona GOP primary

Most of the rest of the nation has never heard of Diane Douglas. But the education establishment in D.C. and Common Core’s overlords — looking at you, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Gates Foundation, Jeb Bush, etc. etc. etc — will all know her name tomorrow morning. Grass-roots parents and anti-Common Core activists in Arizona know and love her. So do readers of this blog. In May, I endorsed Douglas’s upstart candidacy for state superintendent [...]

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Teacher threatens to stab, shoot her students on Twitter – and keeps her job!

Teacher threatens to stab, shoot her students on Twitter – and keeps her job!

Tweet Kyle Olson NEWARK, Calif. – Expulsion is for suckers – or students, anyway. Krista Hodges tweet When a Texas 5th grader “shot” one of his classmates on the playground with an imaginary “arrow,” the school district threatened to expel him. The Gilmer Mirror reported South Eastern Middle School principal John Horton “characterized Johnny’s transgression as ‘making a threat’ to another student using a ‘replica or representation of a firearm’ through the use of [...]

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Educators called on to renew their commitment to LGBTQ youth

Educators called on to renew their commitment to LGBTQ youth

Danette Clark Danette Clark is a mom, former paralegal turned business operator, researcher, and writer. She previously contributed to RBO2.com. PORTLAND — Last week, the National Education Association, the American Counseling Association, and Human Rights Campaign  called on  educators to renew their commitment this school year to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth. The organizations have also teamed up to promote their 2nd annual  Time To THRIVE  conference to be held February [...]

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Mayor: Adult Illegal Aliens With ‘Graying’ Hair Enrolled in Public Schools

Mayor: Adult Illegal Aliens With ‘Graying’ Hair Enrolled in Public Schools

( CNSNews.com ) – The mayor of Lynn, Mass. says that some of the illegal aliens from Guatemala who are enrolled in her city’s public schools are adults with graying hair and “more wrinkles than I have.” “They are not all children,” Judith Flanagan Kennedy told reporters at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. “One of the things that we did notice when we were processing some [...]

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Amy Ridenour’s National Center Blog

Amy Ridenour’s National Center Blog

This blog post was written by National Center director of administration Bethany Diamond. Across America, public schools are hurting — and it’s not hard to see. Think about this: tens of thousands of illegal students, who reportedly cost between $10,000 and $12,000 per student per year in some school districts, are soon going to flood the nation’s public schools.  Add to the problem that President Obama may grant new guest worker visas for illegal [...]

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Environmentalists Try To Connect Ferguson And ‘Climate Crisis’

Environmentalists Try To Connect Ferguson And ‘Climate Crisis’

Daily Caller News Foundation Demonstrators protest Michael Brown Share Frequently criticized for being insufficiently diverse, environmentalists are trying to draw parallels between the crisis erupting in Ferguson, Missouri and global warming. “It was not hard for me to make the connection between the tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, and the catalyst for my work to stop the climate crisis,” writes Deirdre Smith, strategic partnership coordinator for the environmental group 350.org . Smith ties the “institutional [...]

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Professor threatens students’ grades for saying ‘bless you’ in his class

Professor threatens students’ grades for saying ‘bless you’ in his class

Tweet Kyle Olson BRUNSWICK, Ga. – Politeness is actually rude to Professor Leon Gardner. College of Coastal Georgia The assistant chemistry professor at the College of Coastal Georgia told his students saying “bless you” is actually quite impolite and students caught saying could receive a lower grade. “We are taught that it is polite to say ‘bless you’ when someone sneezes. However, if you say this while I am talking, it is NOT polite, [...]

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Conservative website grades companies on Common Core

Conservative website grades companies on Common Core

Tweet Truth in American Education Truth in American Education (TAE) is a national, non-partisan group of concerned parents and citizens. WASHINGTON, D.C. – 2nd Vote launched to provide conservatives with a resource to know how companies spent their money on political causes.  They would look at corporate spending on issues like abortion, marriage, the 2nd Amendment, etc. and then give companies a score card based on their research. Each company would be rated between [...]

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The Final Nail in the Coffin: The Death of Freedom in Our Schools

The Final Nail in the Coffin: The Death of Freedom in Our Schools

American school children are indeed powerless. And they will remain helpless, powerless and in bondage to the police state unless "we the people" take the steps to set them free. | Comments | Print friendly | “Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves.”—D.H. Lawrence No matter what your perspective on the showdown [...]

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Teacher reassigned after sleeping in class ‘with a blanket over her head’

Teacher reassigned after sleeping in class ‘with a blanket over her head’

Tweet Victor Skinner COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – Officials at Collier County schools decided not to renew the contract of a Palmetto Ridge High School teacher after she was allegedly busted sleeping in class and swearing at students. Marjorie Hale-Gornell Marjorie Hale-Gornell Marjorie Hale-Gornell had been on desk duty since she was allegedly caught by a school official last February sitting at her desk with a blanket over her head. The incident came one day [...]

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Florida school asks 6th graders if they want to read about rape, teen pregnancy and gangs

Florida school asks 6th graders if they want to read about rape, teen pregnancy and gangs

Tweet Danette Clark Danette Clark is a mom, former paralegal turned business operator, researcher, and writer. She previously contributed to RBO2.com. TAMPA – Last week, during their first days of the new school year, 11 and 12-year-old students at Ben Hill Middle School in Tampa, Florida were given a survey asking if they would like to read about teen pregnancy, rape, and gangs. According to  Bay News 9 , “the school’s reading coach sent home [...]

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N.D. Teacher of the Year accused of molesting student, charged with 5 felonies

N.D. Teacher of the Year accused of molesting student, charged with 5 felonies

Tweet Victor Skinner WEST FARGO, N.D. – A union-selected 2014 North Dakota Teacher of the Year faces criminal charges for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a student five years ago. West Fargo teacher West Fargo High School English teacher Aaron Knodel is scheduled to be arraigned on Sept. 5 on charges of corruption or solicitation of a minor, though school and police officials are keeping most of the details of the case from [...]

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Union, district battle over school smoking privileges

Union, district battle over school smoking privileges

Tweet Victor Skinner LAND O’ LAKES, Fla. – Teachers in Florida’s Pasco County School District are more concerned their ability to smoke and chew tobacco on school grounds than in setting a tobacco-free example for students. The local teachers union, the United School Employees of Pasco, recently countered a negotiation proposal by district officials who want to ban all tobacco use with an offer to end the practice at schools where 95 percent of [...]

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Campaign compares Clemson athletics to slavery, accuses university of ‘whitewashing’ history

Campaign compares Clemson athletics to slavery, accuses university of ‘whitewashing’ history

The campaign explicitly draws a connection between slaves and members of the university’s football team. Clemson University’s football program is representative of slavery in the south, according to one of the school’s students. The “ See The Stripes ” campaign at the South Carolina school contends that Clemson’s tiger mascot and the “Solid Orange” football tradition fail to properly encompass the history of the school. The campaign also alleges that members of the venerable [...]

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