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February 2010 Blog Posts (6)

California School makes students take sex survey

If you already get Media Matters, then you already know about this article, but in case you don't, check it out.

They told the kids NOT to take it home. I realize this happened in California, but how much longer before it comes here???


Survey asks students when they lost virginity

Results in…


Added by shimauma on February 28, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Will the Real Bullies Please Rise?

A California judge has denied that parents are entitled to keep their kids out of pro-gay school lessons. Numerous Alameda school district parents claimed their right to have their children excused from such curriculum under a California "opt out" provision. Education Code section 51240 allows pupils to skip "health instruction" that conflicts with their parents' religious training or beliefs.

Katherine Alberts, attorney for the district, claimed the controversial lesson is explicitly part… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on February 27, 2010 at 1:18pm — 1 Comment

Homework: Persuade Your Parents to Fill Out the Census

The U.S. Census Bureau has launched an aggressive campaign targeting school children in an effort to influence their parents to participate in the 2010 Census. The program is part of a $13 billion national public information effort, and will reach about 56 million students in 118,000 schools.

The plan is to disseminate posters, maps, teaching guides and lesson plans to every school in the nation, Puerto Rico and U.S. island territories. The Bureau is also helping schools plan for a Census… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on February 27, 2010 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Organizing Kids For Obama

February 26, 2010by Phyllis Schlafly

President Barack Obama's budget has added more than $100 billion of federal taxpayers' money to what is called "education," so that means it will be spent by alumni of the Saul Alinsky school of radical community organizing and/or the Chicago Democratic machine. We're indebted to Pamela Geller of for exposing the shocking use of some of these funds.

Obama is using the public schools to recruit a private army of… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on February 26, 2010 at 4:26pm — 2 Comments

A Teacher We Can Believe In

Teacher tackles gunman supected in school shooting

By P. SOLOMON BANDA, Associated Press Writer P. Solomon Banda, Associated Press Writer

LITTLETON, Colo. – The gunman was walking through a middle school parking lot and taking shots at students with a hunting rifle as terrified teenagers ran for their lives. He had just wounded two students and seemed ready to unleash more violence when a math teacher named David Benke sprung into… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on February 24, 2010 at 10:14am — No Comments

Vote No On All School Overrides

On page 68 of the attached Arizona Superintendant of Schools report please see the ADM (last column) which is how much that district spends per student.

Just on this page alone we can see the state spends between $6,437 and $24,862 per student. Classroom sizes range from 25 - 35 students that's betweem $160,925 and $870,170 per classroom! The teachers make between 35K and 50K per year. My conversations with teachers indicate that students can't spell or write any better than they did… Continue

Added by Harry Mathews on February 24, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

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