Category Archives: Education

Word Cloud: SUBVERSIVE

BY NONA BLYTH CLOUD Whenever a small group hungers for power over a larger group, the weapons they use are the same:  Terror and Guile. The larger the target area in geography, the greater the population, the more Guile must … Continue reading

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The Triumph of the Nanny-State: Lock-down those classrooms or I’ll hit you with my heroic lunch-box

By ann summers “We wanted to nip the problem in the bud,” (1990) A Second Grader in Widefield, CO, was subjected to investigation and evaluation after he responded to an assignment as to what he saw in the clouds by … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Beloved teacher Dawson Tamatea gets world class send-off

by Chuck Stanley Dawson Tamatea was a PE and mathematics teacher at Palmerston North Boys’ High School in New Zealand. One of the most beloved teachers at the PNBHS, Mr. Tamatea died unexpectedly at age 55, passing away while sleeping. … Continue reading

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New Jersey High School Teacher Who Harassed His Students with Racial, Religious, and Homophobic Slurs Loses Appeal

By Elaine Magliaro Justin Zaremba (NJ.com) reported this morning that Emilio Perez, a former New Jersey high school teacher who had been “convicted of harassing students using racial, religious and homophobic slurs lost his appeal Friday and will continue to be barred … Continue reading

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New Texas Social Studies Textbooks Whitewash and Rewrite American History

By Elaine Magliaro On Sunday, Emma Brown (Washington Post) reported that millions of public school students in Texas “will begin using new social studies textbooks this fall based on state academic standards that barely address racial segregation.” In addition, she … Continue reading

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Seattle Public Schools Ban Soda But Supply 11 Year Old Girls With IUD’s

Presently in Washington State, minors may obtain or refuse birth control services at any age without the consent of a parent or guardian  but they are prohibited from purchasing soda pop in public schools.  Apparently relying on a few studies done … Continue reading

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Stateside Texas: Governor Abbott Appoints Home-schooler to Chair the State Board of Education

By Elaine Magliaro The Associated Press reported last week that Governor Greg Abbott of Texas had tapped Houston Republican Donna Bahorich, a home-schooler, to serve as the new chairwoman of the Texas Board of Education. The AP said that Bahorich’s nomination has to be … Continue reading

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Tales of Horror from the Christian Homeschool Movement: Child Brides, Child Abuse, Children Kept in Cages

By Elaine Magliaro Thamiel Rosenkreuz has an interesting article over at If You Only News titled If She Bleeds, She Breeds: Christian Home Schoolers Debate Merits of Child Marriage. In her article, Rosenkreuz claimed that “parents are not always capable … Continue reading

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What Are We Doing to Public Education in the Name of School Reform?: High-Stakes Testing and the Demise of the “Artist-Teacher”

By Elaine Magliaro Vicki Cobb, an author of nonfiction  books for children, is a former science teacher. She has published more than eighty titles “for grades K-8 that cover physics, chemistry and biology, biographies, geography and the human body.” In 2012, she received a Lifetime … Continue reading

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West Virginia Man Sues the DOE over the Teaching of Evolution, Claims Officials Violated Constitution by “Propagating” a Religious Faith in Public Schools

By Elaine Magliaro Kenneth Smith, the parent of a Jefferson County student, has “filed a federal lawsuit against local, state and federal education officials claiming the teaching of evolution, which he says is a religion, violates his child’s Constitutional rights.” According … Continue reading

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