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Police: Student killed by officers had pellet gun

http://dailycaller.com

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Police shot and killed an eighth-year student in the hallway of his middle school Wednesday after the boy brandished what looked like a handgun and pointed it at officers. It turned out to be a pellet gun that closely resembled the real thing. Fifteen-year-old Jaime Gonzalez “had plenty of opportunities to lower the gun and listen to the officers’ orders, and he didn’t want to,” Interim Police Chief Orlando Rodriguez said.

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Police State Schooling Vs Homeschooling/Unschooling

http://gorambling.com

To be homeschooled and/or unschooled is the way to promote freedom, sound knowledge, and a love of learning throughout life. Government police state schooling is the way to prepare unimaginative worker drones to dislike learning and to accept an authoritarian world that is unbeatable.

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Seabrook New Hampshire ending compulsory government education?

http://www.youtube.com

Seabrook New Hampshire Selectman puts forward a bill to basically end government school in Seabrook, New Hampshire

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School accused of putting autistic student in bag

http://news.yahoo.com

A 9-year-old autistic boy who misbehaved at school was stuffed into a duffel bag and the drawstring pulled tight, according to his mother, who said she found him wiggling inside as a teacher's aide stood by.

The mother of fourth-grader Christopher Baker said her son called out to her when she walked up to him in the bag Dec. 14. The case has spurred an online petition calling for the firing of school employees responsible.

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How Khan Academy Is Changing the Rules of Education

http://www.wired.com

How Khan Academy Is Changing the Rules of Education

Matthew Carpenter, age 10, has completed 642 inverse trigonometry problems at KhanAcademy.org.
Photo: Joe Pugliese

“This,” says Matthew Carpenter, “is my favorite exercise.” I peer over his shoulder at his laptop screen to see the math problem the fifth grader is pondering. It’s an inverse trigonometric function: cos-1(1) = ?

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Imagining the classroom of the future

http://www.cajuntechie.tk

Found this post talking about what the classroom of the future might look like and loved how decentralized and non-state dependent it all was.

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Special Needs Student Bullied by teachers. Tapes them.

http://abcnews.go.com

Special Needs Student tapes two teachers who verbally abuse her. Leads to one teacher resigning and the other getting "mandatory bullying training".

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Texas schools rewrite history books to fit political ideology. (wtf?)

http://www.washingtonpost.com

Historians on Tuesday criticized proposed revisions to the Texas social studies curriculum, saying that many of the changes are historically inaccurate and that they would affect textbooks and classrooms far beyond the state's borders. The changes, which were preliminarily approved last week by the Texas board of education and are expected to be given final approval in May, will reach deeply into Texas history classrooms, defining what textbooks must include and what teachers must cover.

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Florida School District Puts Fingerprint Scanners on School Buses

http://www.infowars.com

A county in Florida has installed fingerprint scanners in school buses. Described as “one of the most monumental things that Washington County has ever done” by an education bureaucrat, the machines have been used since the beginning of the school year.

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The Latest Crime Wave: Sending Your Child to a Better School

http://online.wsj.com

School districts hire special investigators to follow kids home in order to verify their true residences.

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The 6 Dumbest Things Schools Are Doing in the Name of Safety

http://www.cracked.com

Another "government schools becoming prisons" article. Soon they will no longer be newsworthy.

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Missouri's Teacher/Student 'Facebook Law'

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Missouri 'Facebook Law' Limits Teacher-Student Interactions Online, Draws Criticism And Praise

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Unschoolers learn what they want, when they want

http://www.cnn.com

Ricci is professor of alternative learning at Nipissing University and an advocate of unschooling, a concept that's gaining popularity in both Canada and the United States thanks to frustration with the current public education system. In unschooling the child is in control of his/her learning. They are free to decide what they want to study, when they want to study it.

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Missouri School District Bans 'Slaughterhouse-Five'

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Sixty years after the release of 'The Catcher in the Rye'; some of America’s school systems still feel the need to censor books. Why, in contemporary times, is this happening?

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Concord Could Fine Students For Cutting Class

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com

CONCORD (KCBS) – It could soon cost kids, and parents in Concord upwards of $500 if the teenager continues to cut class.

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18 Signs That U.S. Public Schools Equivalent to Life In U.S. Prisons

http://lewrockwell.com

In the United States today, our public schools are not very good at educating our students, but they sure are great training grounds for learning how to live in a Big Brother police state control grid. Sadly, life in many U.S. public schools is now essentially equivalent to life in U.S. prisons. Most parents don't realize this, but our students have very few rights when they are in school. Our public school students are being watched, tracked, recorded

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Superintendent Asks Gov. Snyder To Convert Schools Into Prisons

http://thinkprogress.org

Newsflash: Schools are already prisons.

Original Headline: Outraged By Cuts, Superintendent Asks Gov. Snyder To Convert Schools Into Prisons To Get More Funding

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CDC Warns Public to Prepare for 'Zombie Apocalypse

http://www.foxnews.com

re you prepared for the impending zombie invasion?

That's the question posed by the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention in a Monday blog posting gruesomely titled, "Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse." And while it's no joke, CDC officials say it's all about emergency preparation.

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The Question You're Not Asking: Should You Go To College?

http://www.cracked.com

If you have (or are currently attending college in pursuit of) an engineering, law, computer science, medical or any other kind of degree that qualifies you to do something with a tangible effect on the world, this is not the column for you. You're not going to get anything out of it. Well, maybe some well-earned Schadenfreude at the expense of all the little grasshoppers who didn't till for winter, but aren't you above all that? Why don't you go somewhere and understand some math, asshole.

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Homeless Woman Arrested for Sending Son to School

http://thestir.cafemom.com

A homeless woman in Connecticut has been arrested for one of the most unthinkable reasons imaginable -- she sent her son to school. Tonya McDowell, 33, was arrested last week and charged with first-degree larceny for stealing $15,686 -- the cost of the public school education for her 6-year-old son.

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