5

Parents Fight To Regain Custody of Homeschooled Son (Sweden)

http://shine.yahoo.com

Annie and Christer Johannson haven't seen their son, Domenic, in nearly four years. He was just seven when he was taken away from them at gunpoint in June 2009. The family was on an airplane about to leave Sweden for their new home in India, where Annie's family is from.

Read more »
davidfordhere's picture
Created by davidfordhere 1 year 21 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 20 weeks ago
Category: Education   Tags:
5

Kindergartner Suspended for Haircut

http://shine.yahoo.com

Ethan's grandmother, Joyce Wells, thinks the suspension was too harsh a penalty to pay for a hairstyle.

Administrators at Reid Primary and Middle School in Springfield, Ohio, deemed the haircut disruptive, and ordered him home...

Read more »
snowdog2012's picture
Created by snowdog2012 1 year 23 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 23 weeks ago
Category: Education   Tags:
4

Wikileaks to Release 1.7 Million U.S. Intelligence Documents

http://www.theaustralian.com.au

The website has collated a variety of records including cables, intelligence reports and congressional correspondence and is releasing them in a searchable form on Monday.

Assange has carried out much of the work from his refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London and told the Press Association that the records highlighted the "vast range and scope" of US influence around the world.

Read more »
snowdog2012's picture
Created by snowdog2012 1 year 23 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 23 weeks ago
Category: Education   Tags:
5

Windham (NH) School District Bans Dodgeball

http://www.eagletribune.com

Dodgeball has been banned in Windham schools, due to concerns about violence and bullying, with the School Board voting 4-1 to remove dodgeball and nine other “human target” activities from the district’s curriculum. “We spend a lot of time making sure our kids are violence free. Here we have games where we use children as targets. That seems to be counter to what we are trying to accomplish with our anti-bullying campaign.”

Read more »
pmfalcon's picture
Created by pmfalcon 1 year 24 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 24 weeks ago
Category: Education   Tags:
3

Cupcakes topped with army men figures confiscated at school

http://wtvr.com

Last week, Casey Fountain’s third grade son had a birthday party at school. His wife whipped up 30 cupcakes for the boy’s classmates. She topped the treats with plastic army guys. “And shortly after my wife delivered the cupcakes to the school she got a phone call from his teacher that said that the army men had to be removed, because they had guns.” Fountain says the principal called him personally and told him that dressing the cupcakes with soldiers was insensitive considering recent gun related tragedies, referring to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut.

Read more »
pmfalcon's picture
Created by pmfalcon 1 year 27 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 27 weeks ago
Category: Education   Tags:
5

Utah girl removed from classes over dyed hair color

http://www.cachevalleydaily.com

A southern Utah student has been removed from classes after administrators found her dyed hair color too distracting.
Rylee MacKay, a 15-year-old student at Hurricane Middle School in Hurricane, said she was sent to the office Wednesday after an administrator said her hair looked purple and pink in the sunlight.
Under Washington County School District policy, hair "should be within the spectrum of color that grows naturally," and administrators can decide whether a color is too distracting.

Read more »
Sammy316's picture
Created by Sammy316 1 year 31 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 31 weeks ago
Category: Education   Tags:
3

Colordo boy suspended for pretending to save the wold from evil.

http://rt.com

A 7-year-old Colorado boy has been suspended for pretending to throw an imaginary grenade, even though the child claims he was just trying to save the world from evil.

Read more »
sanchopanza's picture
Created by sanchopanza 1 year 32 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 32 weeks ago
Category:   Tags:
3

Want To Tell The State To Stick It? Homeschool Your Kids

http://www.forbes.com

This notion that the children belong to the state, that their education must be provided for by the state … is inimical at every step to liberty.” – J. Gresham Machen
The swelling legions of homeschoolers poke a subtle rebuke at America’s ever expanding nanny state.

Read more »
iamodd999's picture
Created by iamodd999 1 year 33 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 33 weeks ago
Category: Education   Tags:
3

Kindergartner Labeled "Terrorist Threat" By School Officials

http://abcnews.go.com

Attorney Robin Ficker says Mount Carmel Area School District officials labeled the girl a "terrorist threat" for the bubble gun remark, made Jan. 10 as both girls waited for a school bus.

Read more »
snowdog2012's picture
Created by snowdog2012 1 year 34 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 34 weeks ago
Category: Education   Tags:
8

Two 6 Year Olds Suspended for Finger Guns at Recess

http://www.abc2news.com

Two 6-year-olds were suspended from White Marsh Elementary School in Talbot County on Monday for using their fingers as imaginary guns while playing a game of cops and robbers on the playground at recess.

Read more »
snowdog2012's picture
Created by snowdog2012 1 year 35 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 35 weeks ago
Category: Education   Tags:
3

ACLU Attacks Educational Freedom in the “Live Free or Die” State

http://www.cato.org

Earlier today, the American Civil Liberties Union filed suit against New Hampshire’s School Choice Scholarship Act of 2012, which offers tax credits worth 85% of corporate donations to registered, non-profit scholarship organizations that fund low- and middle-income students attending non-public or home schools. The ACLU argues that since parents can use the scholarships at religious schools, the law violates two provisions of New Hampshire’s constitution: the historically anti-Catholic “Blaine Amendment” and the “compelled support” clause.

Read more »
phonon's picture
Created by phonon 1 year 36 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 35 weeks ago
Category: Education   Tags:
4

Girl Forced To Urinate In Cup On School Bus

http://chicago.cbslocal.com

CHICAGO (CBS) – A Wilmington couple is suing a southwest suburban school district because their 10-year-old daughter was humiliated on a field trip last January when teachers allegedly refused to stop for a bathroom break and forced her to urinate in a cup on a moving school bus.

Read more »
Jking8767's picture
Created by Jking8767 1 year 36 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 36 weeks ago
Category: Education   Tags:
3

Cop fired for inappropriate contact with student

http://www.youtube.com

A University of Kentucky police officer has been fired for inappropriate contact with a student after entering the student's dorm room. University policy allows a police officer to enter a room if he believes there is suspicious or illegal activity; however, the firing was based on inappropriate contact and had nothing to do with the officer's entry into the dorm room.

Read more »
phonon's picture
Created by phonon 1 year 38 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 37 weeks ago
Category: Education   Tags:
3

How tablets are doubling as teachers in Ethiopia

http://www.ctvnews.ca

The kids in this volcano-rim village wear filthy, ragged clothes. They sleep beside cows and sheep in huts made of sticks and mud. They don't go to school. Yet they all can chant the English alphabet, and some can spell words. The key to their success: 20 tablet computers dropped off in their Ethiopian village in February by a group called One Laptop Per Child.

Read more »
Jking8767's picture
Created by Jking8767 1 year 38 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 38 weeks ago
Category: Education   Tags:
2

The US' school to prison pipeline

http://www.aljazeera.com

The US' school to prison pipeline

Are punitive school discipline policies pushing children out of education and into the criminal justice system?

Read more »
Mattfree88's picture
Created by Mattfree88 1 year 40 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 39 weeks ago
Category: Education   Tags:
3

School yoga class draws protests from christians.

http://www.nytimes.com

“They’re not just teaching physical poses, they’re teaching children how to think and how to make decisions,” Ms. Eady said.

And other amazing quotes from opponents from a COMPLETELY OPTIONAL school yoga program.

Read more »
ianCredible's picture
Created by ianCredible 1 year 39 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 39 weeks ago
Category: Education   Tags:
6

School District Owes $1 Billion On $100 Million Loan

http://www.npr.org

More than 200 school districts across California are taking a second look at the high price of the debt they've taken on using risky financial arrangements. Collectively, the districts have borrowed billions in loans that defer payments for years — leaving many districts owing far more than they borrowed.

Read more »
Jking8767's picture
Created by Jking8767 1 year 40 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 40 weeks ago
Category: Education   Tags:
5

Classic books dropped from curriculum, replaced with boringness

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Books such as JD Salinger's Catcher in the Rye and Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird will be replaced by "informational texts" approved by the Common Core State Standards. Suggested non-fiction texts include Recommended Levels of Insulation by the the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the Invasive Plant Inventory, by California's Invasive Plant Council.

Read more »
phonon's picture
Created by phonon 1 year 40 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 40 weeks ago
Category: Education   Tags:
6

Bathroom "Pay" System at Elem School Causes 7 Year Old to Pee in Pants

http://www.nydailynews.com

A Texas mother says she’s outraged after learning that her 7-year-old son’s teacher makes students “pay” to use the bathroom. "I was absolutely appalled," Sonja Cross told NBC 5. "I could not believe it." The J.O. Davis Elementary teacher requires students to pay for trips to the toilet with “Boyd Bucks,” fake money the first-year instructor uses to reward the children for good behavior. Cross said she found out about the unusual system after her son wet his pants during school because he didn’t have enough “Boyd Bucks” for a bathroom run.

Read more »
pmfalcon's picture
Created by pmfalcon 1 year 41 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 41 weeks ago
Category: Education   Tags:
5

Teacher uses face marking to shame slow readers

http://www.timesunion.com

A teacher in the southern Idaho town of Declo is being criticized after she had her fourth-grade students use permanent markers to draw on the faces of children who failed to meet reading goals. Some parents and Cassia County School District leaders say the punishment given to nine students in Summer Larsen's class was inappropriate and left the children feeling shamed.

Read more »
phonon's picture
Created by phonon 1 year 43 weeks ago – Made popular 1 year 43 weeks ago
Category: Education   Tags:

Air Times & Contact

LIVE 7 Days a Week!
Mon-Sun: 7pm-10pm Eastern

Call toll-free:
1-855-450-FREE

You can also Skype us.

Join our Email List

Stay up to date with the latest about Free Talk Live, and receive our Weekly Digest email - the most popular stories for the week from our front page and also the week's audio highlights!

See our past emails.


Free Talk Live 2.5

Welcome Free Talk Live 2.5! Now, with Reddit!
 
You'll need a Reddit account before you can vote on and submit show prep. (That is different from your FTL/AMP account.)

The content here is the same as you will see on the FTL Subreddit. Please submit bug reports on the appropriate BBS subforum.

Enjoy the new site and thanks for submitting your content!

Google+

New forum topics

Who's online

There are currently 1 user and 0 guests online.

Online users

  • Rasputin74
Free Talk Live Image
Free Talk Live Image
Free Talk Live Image
Be your own bank
Free Talk Live Image
Free Talk Live Image
Watch the Ridley Report
Free Talk Live Image
Liberty Stickers
Mark Warden - New Hampshire Realtor
Math Gate
Free Talk Live Image
Midas Resources
Amazon
Buzzbox Coffee
freedomcam.net
Quantum Vibe from Bighead Press
DoorDevil.com
Free Talk Live Image
Free State Project
Free Talk Live Image
Advertise Market Promote with AMP
Free Keene - NH Liberty Activism
shiny badges
Join the Shire Society
Freedom's Phoenix
iHeartRadio
stitcher smartradio
talk stream live
FTL on AudioNow
bitcoin not bombs
Liberty on the Rocks