Schools promote ‘feminist guide’ with lessons on ‘white male privilege’

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, April 27th, 2017

AUSTRALIA – The Victorian government in Australia spent $21 million to promote “Respectful Relationships” in schools, including a “feminist guide” for lessons about “white male privilege.” The government is promoting the program in 120 schools that includes a teaching guide called “Fightback” that helps educators craft lessons for high-schoolers about “negative attitudes towards gender equality […]

Thousands of educators flock to ‘White Privilege Conference’ in Kansas City

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – About 2,000 educators, social justice warriors and other activists will descend on Kansas City this weekend for the 18th annual National White Privilege Conference, a three-day discussion about how “white supremacy” ruins the world. This year’s conference is titled “Organizing. Strategizing. Taking-Action. Deconstructing the Culture of White Supremacy and Privilege: Creating […]

IL school cancels mandatory ‘white privilege’ lessons after 800 parents protest at board meeting

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

WINNETKA, Ill. – An affluent Chicago area school is dumping its mandatory “white privilege” day for students after hundreds of parents flooded a school board meeting to denounce the “political indoctrination.” New Trier High School assistant superintendent Tim Hayes put the kibosh on a second mandatory “All-School Seminar Day” at an April school board meeting […]

PA district rejects audit critical of finances as state investigates serious spending problems

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Penn Hills School Board rejected an audit critical of the district’s finances as it awaits the results of a forensic assessment by the Allegheny County District Attorney’s and state Attorney General’s offices. The rejected 2015-16 audit by CPA Mark Turnley, part of annual state requirement, explained that the district is facing […]

Former Florida principal’s excuse for misusing school funds: Lots do it

By Steve Gunn on Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

ALAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – Youngsters often struggle with the concept of personal accountability. When confronted about a wrongdoing, some will always respond with the time-tested rationale that “Everyone else is doing it.” They haven’t learned yet, but they can still fall back on their youth and immaturity. But how pathetic is it when a middle […]

Voters reject tax increase after school district’s wild spending brought to light

By Kyle Olson on Thursday, April 20th, 2017

DOVER, Del. – School boards should probably be more careful when they hire top financial administrators – particularly if they want voters to trust them and approve tax increases. In the late 1990s Patrick Miller served as business manager of the Brandywine School District in Delaware. He resigned in 1998 and “later pleaded no contest […]

AUDIT: KY school district transferred $360,000 to football program without board approval

By Kyle Olson on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

ASHLAND, Ky. – A lot of people love high school football. But when winning football games becomes a higher priority than making sure students have adequately funded classrooms, something has gone terribly wrong. That was apparently the case in the summer of 2015, when a state audit found that the Fairview, Kentucky school district transferred […]

NY taxpayers fuming after school spends $153,000 on ‘educational’ trip to Disney World

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, April 20th, 2017

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. – Long Island taxpayers are fuming after learning they spent over $150,000 to send seniors from Shoreham-Wading River High School on an “educational” trip to Disney World. The senior trip to Disney World is a school tradition dating back to the 1990s, but in prior years students footed most of the bill, […]

COPS: GA school worker spent nearly $71,000 on Victoria’s Secret, grand piano, trips to Vegas

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

MILTON, Ga. – Milton Police allege a former school director in Georgia embezzled thousands of dollars from her employer and spent the money on shopping trips, vacations and gifts for her daughter. Milton Police charged Lidia Brizuela, the former assistant director at Montessori Scholars Academy in Milton, with felony theft after investigating financial records at […]

Audit: Missouri superintendent misused more than $100,000 without school board noticing

By Kyle Olson on Monday, April 17th, 2017

ARNOLD, Mo. – For years, many “parents, residents and staff” of the Fox C-6 school district suspected that former Superintendent Dianne Critchlow was misusing school funds, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. As it turns out, they were absolutely right. According to a state audit, Critchlow ran up at least $100,000 worth of personal purchases […]

WSU student uses ‘privilege as a white male’ to destroy campus pro-life display

By Victor Skinner on Friday, April 14th, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University student deployed his “privilege as a white male” to destroy a pro-life display on campus after it offended his sensibilities, then posted about his antics online. WSU abortion crusader Keaton Aspell wrote that he came across a display of 300 pink crosses stuck in the lawn in front […]

Soledad, CA super resigned under pressure after audit revealed widespread abuse of funds

By Steve Gunn on Friday, April 14th, 2017

SOLEDAD, Calif. – Rupi Boyd had been superintendent of the Soledad Unified School District since 2013. But when asked by the media in 2016 about a recent state audit of district finances showing “clear violations of school district policies governing spending and reporting by top administrators,” Boyd responded like she was new to the job. […]

AUDIT: Runaway spending on DC school buildings lacked ‘basic financial management’

By Steve Gunn on Thursday, April 13th, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Whenever public officials start talking about spending billions of dollars to renovate buildings, taxpayers should be wary. That’s particularly true when the work is going to occur in Washington, D.C., where gross overspending of public dollars is a time-honored tradition. In 2006 the D.C. City Council adopted the $1.3 billion School Modernization […]

Credit card abuse by top administrators nearly led to the closure of a DE charter school

By Kyle Olson on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

NEW CASTLE, Del. – Students at the Family Foundations Academy charter school in New Castle, Delaware came perilously close to losing their school a few years ago, due to an alleged misuse of school funds by two top officials. The state Board of Education postponed a vote on renewing the charter for the Family Foundations […]

Audit reveals Houston school workers used procurement cards to misspend money

By Steve Gunn on Monday, April 10th, 2017

HOUSTON – Exactly who is to blame for the credit card scandal in the Houston Independent School District? Should we blame the employees who misused their district-issued “procurement cards” – including some who reportedly misspent money that was supposed to be earmarked for needy students? Or should the finger be pointed at Houston school district […]

Student shaves head to fight ‘hair privilege’

By Victor Skinner on Monday, April 10th, 2017

VILLANOVA, Pa. – Villanova University student Yvonne Nguyen doesn’t think it’s fair that childhood cancer patients lose their hair, so she took a stand against “hair privilege” by shaving her own head. “One must forego some of their undeserved privileges to provide justice for others,” Nguyen wrote in a recent editorial for The Villanovan. “Are […]