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What it took to get an 8th grade education in 1895...

http://snardfarker.ning.com

Words fail to describe the magnitude of how much the American educational
system has been watered down!

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Crossing Guard Beats Teen Who Called Him "Fatso"

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com

An off-duty crossing guard for Drexel Middle School was arrested last Thursday for allegedly beating a 14-year-old boy who taunted him during the school year.

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NJ School District Bans Sign Language on Bus for "Safety" Reasons

http://abcnews.go.com

School officials have threatened a hearing-impaired girl with suspension if she uses sign language to talk to her friends on the school bus, the girl's parents say.

Danica Lesko and her parents say sign language is the only way to for the 12-year-old to communicate, especially while riding to school on a noisy bus.

The March 30 letter from her principal that said Danica was "doing sign language after being told it wasn't allowed on the bus."

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California is broke so they cut funding for gifted children first

http://www.sfgate.com

As California's public schools have increasingly poured attention and resources into the state's struggling students, high academic learners - the so-called gifted students - have been getting the short shrift, a policy decision that some worry could leave the United States at a competitive disadvantage.

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Student Suspended for Making Terroristic Threat using Finger Gun

http://dougstephan.com

A 13-year-old girl was suspended from school after she was accused of threatening her teacher. Her family says it's a misunderstanding under a zero tolerance policy.
Bleyl Middle School student Taylor Trostle and her parents say it's a classroom game that got her kicked out of school, and now has her labeled as a "terrorist."

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Schools urge parents not to take kids to work

http://news.yahoo.com

Double-standard bureaucrats don't want parents to take their kids out of school for Annual take sons and daughters to school.

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DA's sex ed warning befuddles Wis. teachers, kids

http://www.washingtonpost.com

Wisconsin High School health teacher has used abstinence-only and comprehensive curriculums, and he said students need all the information they can get about sex to make the best choices. But teaching them about contraceptives could land him and other teachers in court.

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18 Students Removed from Prom, 17 Paddled

http://www.wpbf.com

Of the 352 students who attended prom, 18 violated the (dress code) policy. Seventeen of them chose to be paddled, while DeRamus chose a three-day suspension.

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School fakes shooting during fire drill

http://nymag.com

During a fire drill at a middle school in Worcester, England, students aged 10 to 13 looked on in horror as "as a man appeared brandishing a gun and appeared to shoot dead Mr. Kent, their science teacher, as he ran across a field." It was only ten minutes after the shooting that teachers revealed the whole thing to be fake.

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Half of the government schools closing doors in Kansas City, Mo.

http://news.yahoo.com

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Facing potential bankruptcy, the board that governs the once flush-with-cash Kansas City school district is taking the unusual and contentious step of shuttering almost half its schools.

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Ionia kindergartner suspended for making gun with hand

http://www.mlive.com

IONIA -- To the little boy's mother, it was just a 6-year-old boy playing around.

But when Mason Jammer, a kindergarten student at Jefferson Elementary in Ionia, curled his fist into the shape of a gun Wednesday and pointed it at another student, school officials said it was no laughing matter.

They suspended Mason until Friday, saying the behavior made other students uncomfortable, said Erin Jammer, Mason's mother.

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Police Remove Student from Class for Not Saying Pledge of Allegiance

http://www.washingtonpost.com

The mother of a 13-year-old Montgomery County middle school student is demanding an apology from a teacher who had school police escort the youngster from a classroom for refusing to say the Pledge of Allegiance.

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In Utah, a plan to cut 12th grade to save budget money

http://www.latimes.com

The proposal by state Sen. Chris Buttars would chip away at Utah's $700-million shortfall. He's since offered a toned-down version: Just make senior year optional.

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School used student laptop webcams to spy on them at school and home

http://www.boingboing.net

The laptops issued to high-school students in the well-heeled Philly suburb have webcams that can be covertly activated by the schools' administrators, who have used this facility to spy on students and even their families.

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School district pulls Anne Frank’s diary over ‘vagina’ passage

http://rawstory.com

In a disastrous move that many will probably view as Holocaust denial, Culpeper County Public Schools pulled Anne Frank's diary from the curriculum and from the shelves, because the book contained references to sexuality. School districts continually prove that they are more worried about political correctness (which most of the time is bigotry in disguise anyway) and appeasing often only one critical parent than about educating children. Common sense does not seem to apply these days when it comes to evaluating the historical and social values of various pieces of literature.

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US grants home schooling German family political asylum

http://www.guardian.co.uk

A US judge has granted ­political asylum to a German family who said they had fled the country to avoid persecution for home schooling their children.

In the first reported case of its kind, Tennessee immigration judge Lawrence Burman ruled that the family of seven have a legitimate fear of prosecution for their beliefs. Germany requires parents to enrol[sic] their children in school in most cases and has levied fines against those who ­educate their children at home.

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Teen/Tween Lola networking groups.Help Liberty kids make friends

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New social networking groups are starting just for liberty minded Teens and Tweens. Help your kids reach out and make friends to show them they are not all alone. This is the Facebook Link for Tween and Teen Lola group (NO BOYS) and their parents. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid...

We also encourage older Teens in the movement to make social networking groups like this. Just let me know after you make the group and I will post the link here!

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States lower standards for high school diplomas

http://www.msnbc.msn.com

Pennsylvania, like 26 other states, is now requiring "exit exams" in order for students to receive an high school diploma. However, because it's government, many of the original proposed standards have been watered down to ensure passage.

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Drunk skool bus driver

http://www.wivb.com

A school bus driver with a BAC of .15 drives over a mailbox, rolling down a hill backwards ended when the children decided to save themselves.

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Proof of Deliberate Dumbing Down of Our Schools

http://riffenberg.wordpress.com

Whistle blower, Charlotte Iserbyt ,author of, “The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America” was the Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education, under the Reagan Administration. In this video she speaks of the insidious, deliberate process of our school boards and educational systems to dumb down our children and to create a docile,compliant citizen.

Excerpts from the training manual> > “Innovations in Education, A change Agents Guide”

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