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Student expelled for refusing to wear RFID tracking chip badge

http://www.zdnet.com

Under the "Smart ID" program, ID badges have been issued with a tracking chip, which students must wear when attending school. The school badges, worn like a necklace, contain a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip and links to their social security number. This allows the school to track the student's location after leaving campus and for as long as the badge is on the student's person.

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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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Obama Should Be Able To Debate With Teleprompter?

http://www.youtube.com

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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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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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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Middle Schooler Forced to Take Drug Test to Join Scrapbooking Club

http://reason.com

A 12 year old girl wanted to join the "scrapbooking club" at her middle school in Milford, Pennsylvania. One day she took home a permission slip. It said that to participate in the club or any school sport, she would have to consent to drug testing. “They were asking a 12-year-old to pee in a cup,” Kathy Kiederer said. “I have a problem with that. They’re violating her right to privacy over scrapbooking?"

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College requires students to buy $180 art textbook with no photos

http://www.techdirt.com

A university in Canada requires students to purchase an art history textbook for $180, but to make matters worst, due to copyright claims, all photos were removed from the book, but the students are still required to purchase the books as a requirement for their class.

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Renound scientist explains how public schools destroy children

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Renound scientist Michio Kaku explains how public schools destroy children

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Peyton Manning's Broncos Jersey Banned in Denver Schools

http://blog.syracuse.com

Students in Greeley, Colorado have been told they can't wear Peyton Manning jerseys to class because the new Denver Broncos quarterback's No. 18 has an affiliation with gangs in the area.

"They told me I couldn't wear 18 anymore because it's a gang number and I had to take it off," Konnor Vanatta, a third grader in the Weld County School System, told Fox News on Tuesday. Greeley is in Weld County, less than 50 miles from Denver.

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Debt is a 4-letter word as more students say no to college loans

http://www.sun-sentinel.com

Debt is scaring some South Florida students: More are saying "no thanks" to taking out college loans.

Broward College, in fact, is seeing a 40 percent drop in federally subsidized loans taken out this fall – after students go through a mandatory debt management workshop and hear about what faces them once they start making payments.

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School Officials try to make three year old change his name

http://tinyurl.com

Hunter Spanjer is 3 1/2 years old and is deaf. He signs his name and school officials think the signing of his name looks like a weapon so they want him to change it.

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Mom Hacks Into School Computer System, Changes Her Kids’ Grades

http://newsfeed.time.com

Mom changes her son's grade from a 98% to a 99%, faces 42 years in prison or a $90,000 fine if convicted.

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Honor student placed in jail for tardiness and truancy at school

http://www.khou.com

"A judge threw a 17-year-old 11th grade honor student from Willis High School in jail after she missed school again.

Judge Lanny Moriarty said last month Diane Tran was in his Justice of the Peace court for truancy and he warned her then to stop missing school. But she recently missed classes again so Wednesday he issued a summons and had her arrested in open court when she appeared."

I didn't know skipping class at school was considered a crime...

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Opt Out of School Lunch

http://reason.com

Opt Out of School Lunch

Should schools force kids to eat USDA-approved food, or should families take back control of what their kids are eating?

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Quit Facebook or be expelled, school says

http://www.theage.com.au

A Queensland primary school principal is threatening to expel students aged under 13 who refuse to delete their Facebook accounts, in a bold bid to stamp out cyber bullying at her school.

The policy has been applauded by cyber safety experts who say schools are grappling to deal with a surge in problems caused when children use social media sites designed for adults.

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