MD school orders teachers to remove anti-Trump posters from classrooms

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 in Uncategorized

WESTMINSTER, Md. – A Maryland school district last week forced teachers to remove anti-Trump posters from their classrooms, sparking students and alumni to campaign against the decision to separate politics from academics. The “We the People” posters depict Latina, Muslim and black women “in the same red, white and blue schematic of the ‘Hope’ election […]


Philly students slam Michelle O lunches on school blog: ‘Doesn’t taste real’

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 in Uncategorized

PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia Public Schools recently interviewed students on their thoughts about school lunch, and the brutally honest responses aren’t very surprising. “The cheese is fake. The pepperoni is fake. It’s just bad!” Geliz Torres, a seventh-grader at Amy Northwest Middle School, told The Notebook, the district’s blog. “It’s not enough most of the time,” […]


Baltimore teachers stage mass ‘sick out’ — despite 70% graduation rate

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 in Uncategorized

BALTIMORE, Md. – Baltimore’s Tench Tilghman Elementary/Middle School #13 turned students away Wednesday because teachers reported sick en masse to protest the district budget. Those who stayed at school anyway watched movies and played in the gym, where a few teachers and administrators who did show up watched over them until 2:30, CBS Baltimore reports. […]


PA school to tear down Ten Commandments monument after single complaint

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 in Uncategorized

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. – Atheists at the Freedom From Religion Foundation prevailed in a years-long legal battle to force the New Kensington-Arnold School District to remove a granite monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments. FFRF sued the school district on behalf of resident Marie Schaub in 2012 based on allegations the 6-foot-tall stone Ten Commandments […]


TX school ‘suspends’ Muslim pre-school teacher over call to ‘kill some Jews’

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 in Uncategorized

SOUTH ARLINGTON, Texas – A Texas pre-school teacher and student at the University of Texas, Arlington was suspended from her job over social media posts calling on her followers to “kill some Jews.” Nancy Salem, a Muslim teacher at The Children’s Courtyard in South Arlington, was recently exposed by the campus watchdog group Canary Mission […]


Over 100 student languages in Iowa school district

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 in Uncategorized

DES MOINES, Iowa – Teachers in Des Moines Public Schools are using special accommodations to help a flood of immigrant and refugee students — who come to school speaking 100 different languages — to learn English. Many of the students come from violent countries like Honduras and El Salvador, and teachers are taking numerous steps […]


School principal orders student to remove American flag from truck

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 in Uncategorized

DINWIDDIE, Va. – Parents, students and staff in Dinwiddie are sounding off after an assistant principal forced students to remove American flags from their vehicles at school. “I was I the middle of my second period weight training class and my assistant principal came in and pulled me out of class and told me that […]


VIDEO: NBC News uses schoolkids to attack Trump

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NBC News is fueling a war between the media and Donald Trump, most recently with videos of young students attacking the president with scripted racial grievances. In two videos – “Dear Mr. President: Kids Talk Trump” and “Dear Mr. President: Letters from the American Children” – the news site records students reading […]


NJ public school teaches Islam — but no other religions

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 in Uncategorized

CHATHAM, N.J. – Parents of students at Chatham Middle School are calling on the board of education to eliminate lessons on Islam from the 7th grade social studies curriculum they believe proselytizes the religion. Several parents attended a board meeting Monday to take aim at materials distributed to students through a “World Cultures and Geography” […]


School apologizes after serving fried chicken, corn bread for Black History Month lunch

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 in Uncategorized

PENNINGTON, N.J. – A New Jersey school district and its food vendor are apologizing for a culturally insensitive Black History Month lunch menu that featured fried chicken, sweet potato casserole, greens and cornbread. “The decision to include these items without any context or explanation, reinforces racial stereotypes and is not consistent with our district mission […]


Transgender wrestler wins high school regional championship

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 in Uncategorized

DALLAS – A high school transgender student claimed a regional championship for girl’s wrestling Saturday, despite the fact that she’s taking steroids to transition to a male. Trinity High School junior Mack Beggs is so far undefeated this year and she took home the 110-pound Class 6A Region 2 championship Saturday after opponent Madeline Rocha […]


Teacher ‘reassigned’ after praising Trump action on immigration

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 in Uncategorized

NAPLES, Fla. – An elementary school teacher in Collier County, Florida was reassigned to administrative duties over a Facebook post during the “Day Without Immigrants” protest last Thursday. Parkside Elementary School computer lab instructor Veronica Fleming linked to a Chicago Tribune story about the nationwide protest and offered her take on the situation. “The funny […]


Student runs naked through WI capitol to protest ‘financial decisions of Trump’

By Victor Skinner on Monday, February 20th, 2017 in Uncategorized

MADISON, Wis. – A University of Wisconsin anti-Trump student faces a misdemeanor charge for allegedly stripping buck naked at the state Capitol to protest the new president. Twenty-two year old Russell C. Doupe was caught on video taking off his clothes in the first floor rotunda around 1:30 p.m. Feb. 4, when he ran through […]


‘Troublemakers gone … fantastic day!’: Teachers punished for posts on ‘Day Without Immigrants’

By Victor Skinner on Monday, February 20th, 2017 in Uncategorized

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Several teachers in California and other states face public backlash and work discipline after posting honest assessments on social media about how a nationwide “Day Without Immigrants” strike against Donald Trump impacted their classrooms. “Having my class reduced by 50% all day long only served to SUPPORT Trump’s initiatives and prove how […]


Students, staff celebrate after school drops Michelle O lunch rules

By Victor Skinner on Monday, February 20th, 2017 in Uncategorized

HARRISON CITY, Pa. – Lunch is a drastically different experience now that Penn-Trafford High School is no longer bound by federal food regulations. District officials removed the high school from the National School Lunch Program after years of struggling to comply with federal regulations that drove down student lunch participation and cafeteria revenues, the Tribune-Review […]


#ChineseLivesMatter: Chinese students cite ‘diversity,’ ‘inclusion’ to protest Dalai Lama

By Victor Skinner on Friday, February 17th, 2017 in Uncategorized

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Chinese students at the University of California-San Diego are protesting against the recent announcement of the Dalai Lama as the keynote speaker at the school’s June commencement ceremony. They contend the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader defies the university’s stated commitment to diversity and inclusion, and are using a combination of Communist […]