Tag Archives: education

Sarah Silverman Schools “Nazi Prom” Boys [VIDEO]

The Jewish Forward reports: Silverman said, “I think it’s safe to say that in this picture, there’s a percentage of these guys that are straight-up anti-Semitic. I’d say a percentage of them are just ignorant to the weight of what that particular salute means, and a percentage of them are just, like, trying to survive high school. And all of …

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Texas Basically Turns Moses Into A Founding Father

The Associated Press reports: Texas’ Board of Education has approved future changes to the history curriculum that retain lessons on Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller, as well as instruction about how Moses influenced America’s Founding Fathers and how clashes over states’ rights helped cause the Civil War. Members gave formal approval Friday to edits “streamlining” how Texas’ 5.4 million public …

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Feds Spending $20M On Security Detail For Betsy DeVos

NBC News reports: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos began receiving around-the-clock security from the U.S. Marshals Service days after being confirmed, an armed detail provided to no other cabinet member that could cost U.S. taxpayers $19.8 million through September of 2019, according to new figures provided by the Marshals Service to NBC News. That far exceeds the $3.5 million spent on …

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TEXAS: Hillary Clinton Restored To History Curriculum

The Dallas Morning News reports: The State Board of Education has voted to keep Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller and several other historical figures in the Texas curriculum. The board first voted to cut Hillary Clinton in September when they took up the curriculum changes. The board voted 12-2 to keep Clinton with Republicans Pat Hardy of Fort Worth and Geraldine …

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Betsy Devos Sued For Blocking Student Debt Relief

Courthouse News reports: Despite a court order voiding efforts to delay Obama-era student borrower protections, the U.S. government continues to collect money from borrowers who are entitled to automatic debt relief, a consumer advocacy group claims in a new lawsuit. In September, a federal judge in Washington D.C. found the Education Department’s delays in implementing the rule unlawful. One month …

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Gay Wisconsin Student That Refused To Take Part In Nazi Salute Photo: I Know What My Morals Are [VIDEO]

Wisconsin’s Baraboo News-Republic reports: A photo showing a group of Baraboo High School boys from the class of 2019 giving a stiff-armed Nazi salute prior to this past spring’s prom is generating outrage online and has prompted an investigation by the district and police. The photo taken on the Sauk County Courthouse steps includes about 50 students, though not all …

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High School Boys Give Nazi Salute In Class Photo

Law & Crime reports: A Wisconsin school district is considering what consequences students should face after an alarming photograph surfaced, supposedly of the male students of the class of 2019. The image, tweeted from an account that has since been made private, allegedly shows dozens of Baraboo High School students at their junior prom giving the Nazi salute. The Barbaroo …

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REPORT: Trans Student Excluded From Shooter Drill

Washington DC’s CBS affiliate reports: An alarming day for a young, transgender girl after she was barred from using both the boys’ and girls’ locker room. During a lock down safety drill at her middle school in Stafford County, Virginia, last week the LGBTQ rights group Equality Stafford says she was forced to sit alone on the bleachers and then …

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ARIZONA: State Education Head Taps “Dinosaurs Were On Noah’s Ark” Man To Revise Evolution Curriculum

The Phoenix New Times reports: Arizona Superintendent Diane Douglas tapped a young-earth creationist to serve last month on a committee tasked with revising the state’s science curriculum standards on evolution. Joseph Kezele, the president of the Arizona Origin Science Association, is a staunch believer in the idea that enough scientific evidence exists to back up the biblical story of creation. …

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Some Illinois Schools Install Active Shooter Alarms

The Chicago Tribune reports: The more than 700 students enrolled at St. Ben’s this year were greeted by 30 new bright blue pull boxes on the walls, fixtures installed because of concern about the possibility of a deadly school shooting. The school also spent $40,000 on new security cameras. More than 20 schools in Illinois, including St. Ben’s, now have …

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School Official Resigns After N-Word Tirade Surfaces

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Buford City Schools Superintendent Geye Hamby has resigned days after The Atlanta Journal-Constitution broke the news he had been named in a racial discrimination lawsuit and accused of using offensive slurs. Hamby tendered his resignation in a short letter to the school board. Hamby had been placed on administrative leave earlier this week, after The Atlanta …

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DeVos Mulls Federal Funding For Guns For Teachers

The New York Times reports: The Education Department is considering whether to allow states to use federal funding to purchase guns for educators, according to multiple people with knowledge of the plan. Such a move appears to be unprecedented, reversing a longstanding position taken by the federal government that it should not pay to outfit schools with weapons. And it …

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School Cancels Classes After Parents Threaten Violence Against Trans Student: “A Sharp Knife Will Do The Trick”

Oklahoma City’s Fox affiliate reports: Several law enforcement agencies have stepped in after parents made threats to harm a 12-year-old Achille Public Schools student on social media last week. 12-year-old Achille Schools transgender student Maddie’s mother Brandy Rose says her family moved to Achille from Sherman when Maddie was in 5th grade. “She’s been living as female for years– she …

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NORTH DAKOTA: Bismarck Police Seek Extra Funding To Buy AR-15 Rifles For Public School Resource Officers

The Bismarck Tribune reports: The Bismarck Police Department is requesting additional funding to purchase AR-15 rifles and other equipment for school resource officers. Bismarck Public Schools and the Bismarck Police Department have agreed to provide $25,740 to purchase AR-15s, gun safes, additional bulletproof vests and medical kits to treat shooting victims. The rifles would be kept in a locked safe …

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16K Sign Petition: Fire Betsy DeVos, Hire LeBron James

The New York Daily News reports: An online petition advocating for LeBron James to replace Betsy DeVos as the United States Secretary of Education is garnering a wave of public support. More than 16,000 people have signed the plea, which was published to the Care2 Petitions website less than two weeks after the new Los Angeles Laker opened a public …

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FLORIDA: University Graduation Ceremony Canceled After Note Found Threatening Mass Shooting [VIDEO]

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Florida Atlantic University canceled tonight’s graduation ceremony after a “credible threat” was found in a note stuck to a mirror in a women’s bathroom on campus. A staff member found the small sticky note at about 4:15 p.m. in the Business Building. “It was a threat specific to our graduation tonight,” said Chief of FAU …

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Georgetown Gives Full-Ride Scholarship To Gay Teen

Well, here’s a very bright light at the end of the week: Seth Owen, a high school valedictorian from Florida whose parents ostracized him because of his sexuality, has reportedly been offered a full-ride scholarship to attend Georgetown University in the fall. Owen, who graduated from First Coast High School in Jacksonville with a 4.16 GPA, captured headlines late last …

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$75K Tuition Raised For Gay Teen Rejected By Parents

NBC News reports: With a 4.16 GPA and an acceptance letter from Georgetown University, it seemed like the high school valedictorian’s dream would become a reality. But when Seth Owens received his financial aid package from the prestigious school, a different reality set in: The financial aid package had been determined based on the expected contribution of his family, a …

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Fox News Guest: Radical Ideologues Have Infiltrated Elementary Schools To Teach About Inequality [VIDEO]

“Increasingly, and this is not only the case of universities, people are being taught by ideologues, not by educators. And ideologues have a very simple way of looking at the world. They reduce it to a few principles like inequality and unfairness and power. Those would be the fundamental principles at the moment that are operating on the radical left, …

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