CA school warns ‘USA’ game chants send ‘unintended message’

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 in Uncategorized

FOLSOM, Calif. – A California school is warning students that chanting “USA!” could be send an “unintended message,” though many students and parents disagree. Staff at Vista Del Lago High School in Folsom recently warned students during a leadership class against chanting “USA” at school sporting events because it could be construed by some as […]


Baltimore schools approves miniature horses for use as service animals

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 in Uncategorized

BALTIMORE – Baltimore City Public Schools’ board of commissioners approved a new policy Tuesday to allow the use of service animals, including both dogs and miniature horses. The new policy, which covers the use of service animals in schools by students, staff and visitors, states that school officials must allow people with disabilities to bring […]


Milwaukee schools lecture parents: ‘Refrain from purchasing BB guns or toy guns’

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 in Uncategorized

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Milwaukee Public Schools is struggling to control students with its current race-based student discipline policies, so it’s offering unsolicited advice to parents to MPS officials sent a letter home to parents last week as part of a new “See It, Say It” school safety campaign for 2017-18 that asks them to take […]


NJ teacher bans students from using Fox News as source, ‘only CNN’

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 in Uncategorized

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – A New Jersey mother is demanding answers after a global studies teacher at Hunterdon Central Regional High School forbid students from using Fox News as a source in class. The mother, who did not want to be identified, told LifeZette’s Flemington-based reporter Michele Blood that her son’s teacher only accepts CNN as […]


Outspoken DACA student wants U to expel classmate who encouraged followers to ‘go report this illegal’

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 in Uncategorized

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Transylvania University student Paola Garcia is “Undocumented. Unapologetic. Unafraid,” according to her Facebook biography. The 21-year-old senior psychology major’s profile page includes an image of President Trump with a message transposed over his face: “Not my president.” Garcia, an illegal immigrant, attends Transylvania University with special protections from deportation through former President […]


TX investigates more than 300 accusations of teacher-student sex in FY 2017

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 in Uncategorized

AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Education Agency, the investigative unit for the state’s education department, opened more than 300 cases into educator sexual misconduct with students in fiscal year 2017 – 32 percent more than the year before. The TEA launched a total of 302 investigations into allegations of inappropriate relationships between school employees and […]


POLL: Most millennials support private school vouchers, censoring ‘offensive’ political views

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Millennials support charter schools and private school vouchers in overwhelming majorities, particularly to help low income and minority students stuck in terrible public schools. A recent report by GenForward, a University of Chicago national bimonthly survey of 18-34 year olds, shows support across all races for charter schools, with blacks showing the […]


Teachers union boss claims President Trump is bringing little kids to tears

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president of the nation’s largest teachers union, said that President Trump is bringing young children to tears. The head of the National Education Association used her pulpit at the National Press Club last Friday to rail on the president, who she said leaves Muslim, Mexican, and transgender students scared […]


SHOCK: UT teacher grades students’ sex lives, drug use

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 in Uncategorized

ROY, Utah – A Utah high school teacher is on leave amid an investigation into a student quiz about sex, drugs and other risky behaviors that enraged parents. “I was in shock,” said Heather Danks Miller, mother of a 16-year-old in teacher Candance Thurgood’s “Adult Roes and Financial Literacy” class at Roy High School. “I […]


TX attorney resigns after tweet: ‘I’d be ok if Betsy DeVos was sexually assaulted’

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 in Uncategorized

ROUND ROCK, Texas – A civil rights attorney in Texas was forced to resign after he posted to Twitter that it would be “ok” with him if U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was sexually assaulted. DeVos announced plans Thursday to dismantle federal Title IX guidelines crafted under the Obama administration that compels colleges and universities […]


CO schools cancel board elections, appoint automatic winners in numerous uncontested races

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 in Uncategorized

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. – Several Colorado school districts were forced to call off school board elections after only a single candidate filed to run for the leadership positions. All three school districts in Garfield County decided to call off school board elections for this November because of a lack of interested candidates, leaving incumbents to […]


POLL: Nearly half of Americans think college degrees aren’t worth cost

By Victor Skinner on Monday, September 11th, 2017 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new poll shows an increasing number of Americans believe a college degree isn’t work the cost, including a majority of young adults, men and rural residents. The Wall Street Journal/ NBC News survey of about 1,200 people, conducted Aug. 5-9, shows just 49 percent of Americans now believe a four-year degree […]


Boston school district gives raises to teachers it doesn’t need

By Victor Skinner on Monday, September 11th, 2017 in Uncategorized

BOSTON – The City of Boston and the Boston Teachers Union have struck a deal for a new teachers contract that will give educators a 5 percent raise, including those district officials would rather fire. The new contract will give the BTU’s roughly 6,500 members a retroactive 2 percent raise for last school year, and […]


Teachers union prez gloats after Senate committee rejects Trump school choice proposals

By Victor Skinner on Friday, September 8th, 2017 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON, D.C. – American Federation of Teachers President Rhonda Weingarten is super excited that the Senate Appropriations Committee killed federal funding to expand school choice programs. “Big deal – Senate panel rejects Trump’s teacher-funding cuts and school choice proposals,” Weingarten posted to Twitter after Thursday’s committee meeting. “Important rejection of @BetsyDeVosED and @realDonaldTrump’s anti-public education […]


FL lunch lady arrested for sex with student in school kitchen

By Victor Skinner on Friday, September 8th, 2017 in Uncategorized

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. – A Florida cafeteria worker faces felony charges after police allege she used explicit text messages, pictures and video to lure a teen to the school’s kitchen, where the two engaged in “multiple sexual activities.” Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 40-year-old Hernando Christian Academy lunch lady Amie Chevalier Aug. 8 after she allegedly […]


School orders dozens of urine, blood tests after empty beer can found at football game

By Victor Skinner on Friday, September 8th, 2017 in Uncategorized

RANDOLPH, N.J. – Dozens of New Jersey high schoolers were ordered from the bleachers of a recent football game and ordered to undergo blood and urine screens for alcohol after a school administrator found an empty beer can. A Randolph High School official at last Friday’s game against Livingston High School discovered an empty beer […]