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Chicago public schools to begin teaching sex-ed in kindergarten, will include same-sex relationships

By The Right Scoop  on Aug 30, 2013

This is outrageous and something Obama has always supported:

CNS NEWS – The Chicago Public Schools this year are mandating that the district’s kindergarten classes include sex education, fulfilling a proposal President Barack Obama supported in 2003 when he served in the Illinois state senate and later…

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 27, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Whose Child is She, Anyway?

26 February 2014 The Report Card

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Pelletier Family of West Hartford, CT

by Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org

There is a growing attitude on the part of government bureaucrats that YOUR child is really THEIR child. The frightening case of the Pelletier family of West Hartford, CT is illustrative of the “It Takes a Village” attitude of the bureaucracy. The Massachusetts…

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 27, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

Allegheny College Calls Pro-Life Students "Dangerous"

Christine Rousselle | Feb 23, 2014 Townhall.com

Allegheny College, a small liberal arts school in Pennsylvania, had an odd reaction to pro-life students who distributed flyers in academic buildings: they issued a campus alert, called…

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 24, 2014 at 5:09am — No Comments

Jefferson County Colorado School Board Meeting Shut Down By Unruly Teacher Union

"On February 8, 2014, at a meeting of the Jefferson County, Colorado school board, Superintendent Cindy Stevenson announced her early departure from the district before a room stacked with teacher union protesters. This announcement came mere months after a change in board leadership toward a more reform-minded board composition.

Union members became so unruly, that security ended the meeting early."…

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 23, 2014 at 5:23am — No Comments

Columbine PTA Members Joke About Killing Conservative School Board Members

 

2-20-14 WND

Two leaders of the Jefferson County, Colo., Parent Teacher Association, in the district where 12 students and a teacher were murdered by two seniors at Columbine High School in 1999, have been caught joking about guns and the school board.

A report from WatchdogWire, a project of the The Franklin Center to train…

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 22, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

"Communiversity" Opens in the Heart of Queen Creek

via email 2-20-14

 

Tempe, Ariz. – Feb. 20, 2014 – The Communiversity at Queen Creek officially opened its doors to the public today, increasing the number of higher education options available to East Valley residents.

 

The Communiversity at Queen Creek is a unique civil and educational partnership offering students a variety of academic services and programs in one convenient…

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 21, 2014 at 1:15am — No Comments

NY Mayor Pays Back Teachers Union, Moves to Shut Down Charters

2-17-14 Bill Korach

Eva Moscowitz Success Academy Charter School

Eva Moscowitz

Success Academy Charter School

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio owes the Teacher’s Unions big time for his election. His down payment will be to shut down New York’s charter schools. Some of…

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 19, 2014 at 10:08pm — No Comments

An Alleged Case of Textbook Bias So ‘Outrageous’ That One Student Says ‘People Need to Know About It’

UPDATE — 2/18/14: After failing to return multiple requests for comment Monday, USC spokesman Wes Hickman told TheBlaze in a statement Tuesday that the school is “committed to academic freedom and a vigorous public discourse.”

“Our faculty are free to select texts for their courses and our students are encouraged to raise questions, challenge convention and develop their own ideas,” he added.

A university-assigned textbook that appears to suggest…

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 19, 2014 at 8:10pm — No Comments

February 20, 2014: Vote Yes on SBs 1095, 1121, 1310 & No on SB 1466.

Posted: 2014-02-17 EVNN

Dear Senators Yee, Begay, Bradley, Crandell, Farnsworth, Taylor, Melvin, Murphy, and Ward,

 
Last year a great deal of damage was done  by this legislature to the general oversight of our unelected Board of Education, Board of Regents, Arizona…
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Added by Harry Mathews on February 17, 2014 at 7:35am — No Comments

Sweden's Secret For Success In Education

The Jerusalem Post

Education reforms in Israel: Let’s look at Sweden



Sun, Feb 16, 2014 

It is true that Sweden spends more public money than Israel per pupil; however, Israeli households pay much more than the Swedes.…

President Shimon Peres in school

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 16, 2014 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Thirty Minutes Tops

The new school year has begun! Kids in Chicago Public Schools are going on year two of the mayor's longer,…

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 13, 2014 at 12:25am — No Comments

Student Debt in the News: What It Means for REALTORS®

On February 5, 2014, by Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton, Research Economist

Student loans are one of the fastest rising sources of debt.  Student loans are of increasing concern in light of the regulations pertaining to qualified mortgages that require a consumer to have a debt to income ratio of no more than 43…

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 12, 2014 at 11:42pm — No Comments

GPS: Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic?

Posted: 2014-02-13

2-14-14

It’s official: Superintendent Jack Keegan and Assistant Superintendent Shane McCord resigned their positions in Gilbert Public Schools.

Dr. Keegan is out the door on March 7, 2014; McCord will stay until his contract ends on June 30, 2014. This signals opportunity for righting the ship that floundered under the Good Old Boys. Any deck chair rearranging will occur during the …

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 12, 2014 at 11:05pm — 1 Comment

UNESCO: Building Bigotry in the Minds of Men and Women

January 23rd, 2014 

The United Nations cultural agency has disgraced itself again, deciding at the last minute to postpone an exhibition of the 3,500-year relationship of the Jewish people to the Holy Land. This exhibition, co-sponsored by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, was due to open this past Monday at the Paris headquarters of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). But last week 22 Arab states sent a letter to UNESCO’s secretariat, protesting…

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 10, 2014 at 2:52am — No Comments

IS THIS HAPPENING IN YOUR SCHOOL DISTRICT???

2-8-14   Arizona Freedom Alliance

[AFA Editor: Excuse the formatting.  This had to be converted from pdf for this page.]

Teen Questionnaire

In order to help you the best we can, we would like you to answer the questions below. we ask all teenagers these questions because we feel these are things that affect your health and…

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 10, 2014 at 2:16am — 1 Comment

Florida lawmakers to consider banning biometrics in schools

2-2-14 Kathleen McGrory Times/Herald Tallahassee

A computer monitor shows an image of the eye of researcher Keith J. Hanna at the David Sarnoff Research Center in Princeton, N.J. Sensar Inc., a subsidiary of the Sarnoff Center, developed a system to verify a person’s identity using a camera that scans the iris of the eye.

A computer monitor shows an image of the eye of researcher Keith J. Hanna at the David Sarnoff Research Center in Princeton, N.J. Sensar Inc., a subsidiary of the Sarnoff Center, developed a system to verify a person’s identity using a camera that scans the iris of the eye.

TALLAHASSEE — Polk County parents were apoplectic last year when they…

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 4, 2014 at 11:41pm — 2 Comments

New Report: 59% of Campuses Trample 1st Amendment

Posted on 20 January 2014 The Report Card

By Bill Korach www.thereportcard.org

PHILADELPHIA, January 17, 2014—The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) released…

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Added by Harry Mathews on February 2, 2014 at 11:47pm — No Comments

NY Public School Student: Raise Expectations, We Can Do It!

1-21-14 The Report Card 

Will Fitzhugh, Publisher of the Concord Review

(Editor www.thereportcard.org  Will Fitzhugh, Publisher of The Concord Review shares this letter from one of his high school authors, Hana Lee a former New York public school student and  a…
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Added by Harry Mathews on February 2, 2014 at 11:41pm — No Comments

WAKE UP CALL to Agenda 21

On this beautiful day in Arizona one would forget the trouble facing our children and grandchildren in our district schools, private schools, charter schools and home schools. Well Common Core is marching them ALL down the road to mediocrity and we all need to help stop this juggernaut. I suggest that getting behind Diane Douglas' campaign for superintendent of Public Instruction is the only way available to us at this time because the current administration is firmly behind this horrid…
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Added by Harry Mathews on February 2, 2014 at 9:10pm — No Comments

Speaking Arrangements for Diane Douglas

Good Morning,

 
On this beautiful day in Arizona one would forget the trouble facing our children and grandchildren in our district schools, private schools, charter schools and home schools. Well Common Core is marching them ALL down the road to mediocrity and we all…
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Added by Harry Mathews on February 2, 2014 at 8:56pm — No Comments

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