Grumpy Educators

Education Bills Solidify Federal Control of Schools, Children

In brazen defiance of the enumerated powers listed in the U.S. Constitution that all lawmakers swore an oath to uphold, both houses of Congress passed massive “education” bills packed with attacks on real education, local control of schools, student and family privacy, and the rights of parents. Despite false campaign promises by Republicans to rein in the Obama administration, the legislation passed by the GOP majority purports to reauthorize a dizzying array of unconstitutional [...]

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UN Pushes Agenda 21 Priorities in Elementary Classroom Curriculum

In an effort to bring the United Nations' "transformative values" into American classrooms, the would-be world government is trying to “mobilize political commitment” from the United States and others to fund the UN’s education agenda. At the Oslo Summit on Education for Development held on July 7, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon “reaffirm[ed] the human right to education.” “We are here to secure commitments to deliver on the promises of the sustainable development agenda. Education [...]

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Mother Jones interviews kindergarten teacher on Donald Trump’s behavior

NEW YORK – Liberal publications are taking the opportunity to poke fun at presidential candidate Donald Trump as he prepares for his first primary debate next month, likening the celebrity businessman to a kindergartener. Mother Jones recently opined that “between his juvenile name-calling, dubious boasts, short attention span, constant need for attention, and temper tantrums when things don’t go his way, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump often resembles a six-year-old child.” So the ultra [...]

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Catholic university teaches white people about 'whiteness'

The University of Mount St. Mary’s (LA) co-hosted an “ Unmasking Whiteness ” event this past weekend with the Los Angeles chapter of the Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere (AWARE). The event, which took place from July 23-26th, was described as an “an intensive 4-day institute designed specifically for white people.” Students could also receive three credit hours (the equivalent of a standard semester-long course) through the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). "In [...]

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MANASSAS, Va. – The latest studies show that an increasing number of students are being homeschooled by their parents in order to avoid Common Core, which is found even in many Catholic schools. There is no question that the link is there and that parents are extremely concerned about how Common Core will affect their children’s Catholic education, said Florida Catholics Against Common Core ’s Rolando Perez. The Florida Department of Education recently released [...]

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VT school district spends $20k on new superintendent’s immigration fees — and counting

BURLINGTON, Vt. – The Burlington school board has spent over $20,000 in attorney fees in an attempt to hire a new superintendent from Canada, but so far have nothing to show for it. The Burlington school board weeded through 60 applicants to select Toronto school administrator Yaw Obeng as its new superintendent, and inked a contract with him in February to start at the district’s top post July 1, the Burlington Free Press reports. [...]

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COPS: Former school ‘behavioral health intervention specialist’ tried to run down principal with car

PALM BEACH, Fla. – A former behavioral specialist with the Palm Beach County School District might have a tough time finding a new job after he alleged ran a former co-worker off the road and yelled profanities. “You think I forgot,” Jashon Johnson allegedly yelled out his Volvo at John F. Kennedy Middle School principal Corey Brooks. “I am going to kill you, (expletive), I am going to kill you!” Brooks told police he [...]

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Parents outraged after middle schoolers attend LGBTQ sex conference

ALTOONA, Iowa – “Concerned Citizens” are petitioning Iowa’s Humboldt School District to prevent students from attending the Iowa Safe Schools conference after realizing it’s more about gay sex than bullying. The group of concerned parents and citizens in Humboldt believe it’s “a gross misuse of taxpayer money” to send students to the conference after several came home disturbed by the graphic, profanity-laced presentations delivered at the event in Altoona this April, WHO TV reports. [...]

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DNC speaks to empty College Democrat event

The conference could barely fill the first two rows of seats. The speakers emphasized the important role Millennial voters can play in the political process by getting out the vote, engaging fellow students on campus, and supporting the objectives of the Democratic Party. The conference began July 22 and will end this Saturday. Emphasizing the importance of Millennial voters in upcoming elections, progressive activists spoke to a nearly empty auditorium at the College Democrats [...]

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Protesters at UC Berkeley get nude for trees

The protesters stripped naked at a eucalyptus grove on the school's campus to protest a tree clearing project in the East Bay Hills area. Eucalyptus trees at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), have really been feeling it this week. Approximately 50-70 activists stripped naked this past Saturday at a eucalyptus grove at the UC Berkeley campus to protest a proposed tree-clearing program in East Bay Hills that endangered an estimated 450,000 trees. [...]

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COPS: School board chairman swindled $200k from elderly trailer park resident

ISLE OF WIGHT, Va. – A former Virginia school board member faces possible jail time after allegedly swindling a senior citizen and family friend out of $200,000. Kent Hildebrand resigned as chairman of the Isle of Wight County School Board in March amid an investigation into allegations he stole from 80-year-old Carol Jackson, who lived in the Red Oaks Mobile Community Hildebrand managed, ABC 13 reports. Hildebrand was arrested Monday on 17 felony charges [...]

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EMAILS: School sought to cut hand soap for students to fund raises for teachers, administrators

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Administrators in West Virginia’s Kanawha County Schools are suggesting schools should cut back on hand soap for students to help pay for teacher raises approved by the school board. “We were looking at across the board raises for teachers and service personnel and therefore we were cutting back certain line items,” superintendent Ron Duering told WOWK TV . “I don’t think it is unreasonable,” he said. “You never know until you [...]

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Principal suspended for plagiarizing back-to-back graduation speeches

BOCA RATON, Fla. – A Florida principal who plagiarized graduation speeches this year and last will serve a 10-day unpaid suspension, and will be moved to a “non-instructional” role in the school district. West Boca Raton High School principal Mark Stenner reached an agreement with the Palm Beach County School District after he was busted for plagiarizing large portions of speeches he gave to the graduating classes of 2014 and 2015, and has been [...]

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School board member accused of stealing Michelle O’s lunch money

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. – A Prince George’s County school board member is under investigation after she allegedly lied about her income to secure free school lunch for her child. Lyn Mundey resigned from the board June 1, and her resignation takes effect August 24, but ABC 7 News reports several of her constituents want her gone immediately. “To take advantage of the system when there are people out here that really need it is [...]

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