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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.

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Homeschoolers Flee Persecution in Germany and Sweden

http://thenewamerican.com

Two leaders in the European home education movement, a father from Sweden and a German mother, drew tears from the audience as they told a packed conference room about life in exile and the heart-rending decision to flee abroad. While each of their stories was unique, both parents were forced to escape from their homelands due to relentless government persecution when they refused to stop homeschooling.

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NC teacher's letter of resignation

http://dianeravitch.net

This NC teacher wrote a scathing letter of resignation in which she blasts the public school system and gets pretty specific. For anyone that believes in choices in/of education it's a good read.

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American education is broken

http://www.nv-nc.com

Everyone knows the US education system is broken, but why? And what can be done to possibly fix it?

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Free online education now illegal in Minnesota!

http://www.slate.com

Honorable mentions go to New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission for driving out Uber’s online taxi-hailing service and to automobile dealers’ groups in four states for trying to have Tesla dealerships declared illegal. But the grand prize in this week’s unexpectedly heated competition for most creative use of government to stifle innovation has to go to Minnesota.

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John Gurdon, Nobel Prize Winner, Wasn't The Best Science Student

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Teacher knows best? That doesn't appear to be the case for one teacher who called a future Nobel Prize winner's dreams of becoming a scientist "quite ridiculous" in a scathing report card. John Gurdon's future success was almost nipped in the bud in 1949 when a schoolmaster at elite Eton College wrote on his report card that pursuing science would be a waste of time.

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Texas schools punish students who refuse to be tracked with microchips

http://rt.com

A school district in Texas came under fire earlier this year when it announced that it would require students to wear microchip-embedded ID cards at all times. Now, students who refuse to be monitored say they are feeling the repercussions.

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Obama Should Be Able To Debate With Teleprompter?

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The average voter in this country cannot think critically. Obama supporters are asked if Obama should've been able to use his teleprompter in the last debate.

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EPA Encourages Recruiting Students for ‘Energy Patrols" at Schools

http://cnsnews.com

Inmates at the "kid jails" are brainwashed to control others into submission by having energy patrols. Of course, when the energy is owned by nobody, and shared by all, isn't this the only way to encourage conservation?

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SAT Reading, Writing Levels Fall to Lowest Levels in 40 Years

http://www.businessweek.com

From the "when all else fails, lower your standards" department: Average reading and writing SAT scores for high school students declined to their lowest levels (dropping 1 point to 496, while math remained the same at 514). The article does note that more lower-income students with less access to high-quality education are taking the test, possibly providing an explanation for the lower test scores.

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