Tag Archives: education

All Los Angeles Schools Closed Over Terror Threat

The Associated Press reports: All schools in the vast Los Angeles Unified School District have been ordered closed due to a threat, a spokeswoman Ellen Morgan said Tuesday. During a press conference Tuesday officials said they received the electronic threat and were still analyzing it. They said the action was being taken out of an abundance of caution. Schools would ...

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The First Lady Raps About College [VIDEO]

This is great. As a bonus, the haters will sceam. Stereogum recaps: It’s a bummer to think that soon, Michelle Obama will no longer be our nation’s first lady. I say this because I find her to be exceedingly likable on a personal level, and also because it’s refreshing to see such a stately, important public figure act the fool ...

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Scalia: Put Black Kids At “Less-Advanced” Schools

Yesterday Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia suggested that black students belong at “less-advanced” schools that are on “slower tracks.” The Hill reports: “There are those who contend that it does not benefit African­ Americans to get them into the University of Texas where they do not do well, as opposed to having them go to a less­-advanced school, a slower-­track ...

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IRELAND: Approved Bill Protects LGBT Teachers

Big news for LGBT teachers in Ireland, where the Catholic Church runs most public schools. From the Irish Journal: The Dail has passed a Bill that will make it illegal for religious-run schools to discriminate against LGBT teachers over their sexuality. The Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2013 amends the provisions of Section 37(1) of the Employment Equality Act. It has ...

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Tony Perkins: Liberal Activists “Have Their Knives Out” For Anti-Gay Homocon Robert Oscar Lopez

“This summer, Lopez became a key figure in the same-sex marriage debate when he shared his personal story of the devastating effects of growing up in a lesbian home in an amicus brief to the Supreme Court. Since then, Lopez believes, liberal activists have had their knives out for him. Whether that spurred this complaint or not, no one knows. ...

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Brian Brown: Stop The University Inquisition Against Against Anti-LGBT Activist Robert Oscar Lopez

A few days ago we learned that homocon horcrux Robert Oscar Lopez faces termination from California State University over charges that he retaliated against students that complained about him. And since NOM has absolutely nothing else to do these days, Brian Brown has launched a petition. Of course! He writes: Can you believe this?!! Whatever happened to concepts of “academic ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: School Suspends All Clubs Rather Than Allow LGBT Student Group

From the Fayetteville Observer: After parents complained about a newly formed Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Club at Rutherford County K-12 public charter school, the school’s board of directors suspended all clubs’ activities. Parents, teachers, pastors and concerned citizens voiced a mix of opinions to the club during Lake Lure Classical Academy’s regular board of directors meeting Thursday. The board ...

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CALIFORNIA: Robert Oscar Lopez Faces Termination From University Over Retaliation Accusations

Anti-gay activist Robert Oscar Lopez faces termination from his professorship at California State University over charges that he retaliated against students who complained about him. The right wing Washington Times reports: A tenured, conservative Christian professor in California — who was raised by lesbian mothers but opposes same-sex marriage — is waiting to hear what action his university employer will ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Sheriff’s Deputy Fired After Rough Arrest Of High School Student [VIDEO]

A South Carolina sheriff’s deputy was terminated today after his body-slamming arrest of a high school student went viral due to videos taken by other students. NBC News reports: Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said an internal investigation over the Monday incident at Spring Valley High School in Columbia focused on whether Senior Deputy Ben Fields had violated the department’s ...

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NEW JERSEY: Teacher Accused Of Rigging Election In Favor Of Transgender Homecoming Queen

A Trenton high school is an uproar after parents accused a teacher of rigging this weekend’s homecoming queen election in favor of a transgender student. The Trentonian reports: A transgender teen was crowned Homecoming Queen at Trenton Central High School’s homecoming game Saturday, and sources with intimate knowledge of activities at the school say the vote was a fraud. A ...

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WISCONSIN: GOP Bill Would Let Parents Sue Schools If Transgender Students Use The “Wrong” Restroom

Under a bill introduced by GOP Wisconsin state Rep. Jesse Kremer, parents would be able to sue a public school if a transgender student were to use the “wrong” restroom.  The Wisconsin State Journal reports: “This bill reinforces the societal norm in our schools that students born biologically male must not be allowed to enter facilities designated for biological females ...

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OKLAHOMA: Teacher Tells Four Year-Old That Being Left-Handed Is From Satan [VIDEO]

From Oklahoma City’s NBC affiliate: Zayde, like most kids in Pre-K, is learning how to read and write. And like his mom, Alisha, Zayde is a lefty. “From picking things up to throwing things, to batting, to writing, to just coloring you’d do at home with him, he’s always, always used his left hand,” Alisha Sands said. That was until ...

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Lady Gaga – Till It Happens To You [VIDEO]

MTV reviews: Written and directed by “Twilight’s” Catherine Hardwicke, the video opens with a warning of its graphic content. “I hope that this PSA, with its raw and truthful portrayals, will send a clear message that we need to support these courageous survivors and end this epidemic plaguing our college campuses,” Hardwicke said in a statement. “Till It Happens To ...

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Obama Trolls Trump, Invites Teen To White House

President Obama subtly trolled Donald Trump when he sent the above tweet today after a Muslim teenager in Texas was arrested for bringing a bomb to school. Except that “bomb” was actually a clock that the aspiring engineer had hoped to show to his teacher. CNN reports: The 14-year-old’s day ended not with praise, but punishment, after the school called ...

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Princeton Football Player Comes Out

USA Today reports: When he was a student, Princeton coach Bob Surace wrote a thesis paper on baseball great Jackie Robinson breaking down racial barriers through the sports world. He wrote about the courage and strength Robinson exuded on the quest for equality. On Tuesday, Surace got to be a part of a story he believes to offer the same ...

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TRAILER: Where To Invade Next

The Guardian recaps: Not the evisceration of US foreign policy you might expect. Instead Michael Moore takes a break from chasing powerful white men down the street for what his team are calling “Mike’s Happy Movie”: a travelogue of sorts, in which the rambunctious director proclaims himself America’s new armed forces, “invades” other countries and steals their best ideas. From ...

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KENTUCKY: County Closes Schools Over “Traffic Concerns” About Huckabee’s Kim Davis Hate Rally

Kentucky’s Carter County has ordered the closures of five schools today because the 3PM Kim Davis hate rally might bring too much traffic for parents and school buses to transport students home. So ridiculous. Let’s spin it this way: Why does Mike Huckabee want to deprive children of an education?

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SOUTH DAKOTA: GOP State Rep Suggests “Visual Inspection” Of Genitalia To Assess Gender Identity

Denouncing “East Coast culture,” GOP South Dakota state Rep. Roger Hunt plans to draft a law requiring a “visual inspection” of genitalia to determine gender identity. Via the the Rapid City Journal: The battle over how to officially determine someone’s gender arises from a controversy over whether transgender high school students can declare their own gender when participating in sports. ...

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Viral Video Of The Day

Nearly 2M views. “While the Des Moines Superintendent was beginning her speech at the welcome back meeting, the teachers of the district created a flash mob to the enjoyment of their unsuspecting colleagues. With only one more day of preparation left, the teachers shared their talents by performing a parody of the song, “One More Day” from Les Miserables.”

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James Corden Comes To Defense Of Kentucky Basketball Player Left Out Of High School Yearbook [VIDEO]

“He’s a gay basketball player. Or as I like to call him, ‘a basketball player.’ Because there’s no such thing as gay basketball.”

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