ada Williams, a 13-year old eighth grader at School #3 in Rochester, New York, asserted that in her experience, today's education system is a modern-day version of slavery. According to the Fredrick Douglass Foundation of New York, the schools' teachers and administrators were so offended by Williams' essay that they began a campaign of harassment—kicking her out of class and trying to suspend her—that ultimately forced her parents to withdraw her from the school.Read more »
BOLDFACE CENSORSHIP:After the suspension of the Tucson Unified School District's Mexican American studies department, TUSD has confiscated and continues to confiscate MAS teaching materials. Besides artwork and posters etc, that includes books, many written by American born latino writers...Read more »
How much is grad school? Too much my brothers and sisters, too much- I think even the die-hard grad school nerds and I are on the same page with this one. Often the cost of the tuition is more than the salary increase a grad student could possibly get from their new degree, even over time.Read more »
Boy is strip searched by Vice Principal, after they found nothing in his pockets or backpack. The kid that said the boy had weed, told them that he lied and there were no drugs, before the strip search. They decide to strip search anyways.Read more »
How government schools teach kids to lead lives they will regret, and what we can do about it.Read more »
A Cincinnati high school is paying its students to come to school.
The Dohn Community High School has launched a $40,000 incentive program to get students to come to class.
The school’s CEO Ken Furrier told CBS Cleveland that students will get Visa gift cards for showing up every day for school, being on time for class and not getting into trouble. Seniors would get $25 while underclassmen would get $10.Read more »
Mom of Autistic Son Facing Jail Time for Tardies
A Michigan mother of an autistic boy faces up to three months in jail after a truancy charge stemming from more than a hundred separate incidents of absences and tardiness over the last few years.Read more »
Staff to be removed during probe at LA school
LOS ANGELES – The entire staff at an elementary school where two teachers were arrested on suspicion of lewd conduct will be removed while the school district investigates, the Los Angeles school superintendent said Monday night.
Superintendent John Deasy told parents and media that 88 teachers and 40 support staff at Miramonte Elementary School are being replaced because a full investigation of allegations is disruptive and staffers will require support to get through the scandal.Read more »
Mark Denicore and his wife appeared in court in Loudoun County Monday morning for allegedly failing to get their three children to school on time. According to Loudoun County Public Schools, between one and 30 minutes late is tardy. The Denicore children have been tardy at least 30 times this year alone -- almost one out of every three days, according to Wayde Byard, of the school district. It falls under the state’s truancy code. The Denicores’ trial date is March 14. The violation is a Class 3 misdemeanor.Read more »
Catholic bishop says 20th century dictators would have loved our current public school system.Read more »
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