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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

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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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