Gov. Brown appeals ruling that teacher protection laws hurt poor, minorities

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LOS ANGELES – California Governor Jerry Brown wasted no time in appealing a judge’s final decision that tenure protection laws for public school teachers disproportionately hurt poor and minority students. One can only conclude that the governor is sticking up for inadequate and unqualified public school teachers in his state at the expense of students to appease his liberal base.

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Pistol packing teachers in several states are gearing up for the school year

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ARGYLE, Texas – Despite attempts by gun control advocates to weaken our 2nd Amendment rights after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, teachers in several districts have been trained and will be armed in the classroom this school year.
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School board member: Biased ‘Fast Food Nation’ book doesn’t belong in schools

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. – I voted against having Eric Schlosser’s ‘Fast Food Nation’ as an assigned text in Capistrano Unified schools. I was the only Trustee willing to vote against the leftist ideological indoctrination in this book.
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Fired teacher’s 9-year legal battle over classroom sex romp termination results in rehire

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PITTSBURGH – A McKeesport teacher fired for having sex in her classroom during school with the union president was rehired this week following a nine-year legal saga with the district.
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Seattle schools dump affiliation with Boy Scouts after parent complains about gay leader policy

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SEATTLE – Seattle Public Schools officials put an end to a high school outdoor education class sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America after a parent complained about BSA’s policy against gay leaders.
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Florida’s Lee County schools vote to opt-out of state mandated testing

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LEE COUNTY, Fla. – The Lee County School Board voted last night 3-2 to opt their students out of state-mandated testing.  Lee County is in SW Florida and includes the city of Fort Myers.  They are the first school district in Florida to push back against an out-of-control assessment culture in the state that includes means-testing kindergarteners.
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‘We Are Ohio’ now 100% union-funded

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Every contribution this year to union front We Are Ohio’s political action committee (PAC) has come from a labor union, the group’s July semiannual campaign finance report reveals.
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(Not) back to school: Parents announce boycott of Newark schools

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NEWARK, N.J. – Angered with school closures and frustrated with the state’s control of education, a group of Newark, NJ parents announced today plans to boycott the city’s schools.
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Want to increase public school funding? Try school choice

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JACKSON, Miss. – “We need to fully fund our school formula” has become a common refrain in statehouses across the country—including in Mississippi. There is a way policymakers can increase funds for public school students—and it’s as easy as E-S-A.
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Anti-Common Core warrior Diane Douglas’s upset win shows the movement can’t be ignored

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PHOENIX – Anti-Common Core warrior Diane Douglas fired a warning shot from grassroots conservatives across the bow of the GOP establishment by winning the Republican primary for state Superintendent of Public Instruction this past Tuesday.
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Another ‘Winn’ for educational freedom in New Hampshire

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CONCORD, N.H. – In ACSTO v. Winn (2011), the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Arizona’s scholarship donation tax credit program on the grounds that plaintiffs did not have standing to sue in the first place, because they could not show any specific injury to themselves caused by the voluntary program.
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We now have a smart exit strategy from Common Core

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BOSTON – Rick Hess and Mike McShane back in the spring wrote in the National Review Online that, “At the end of March, Indiana became the first state to repeal the Common Core standards. The aftermath has not been pretty.”

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Teachers union hosts clinic to help defer deportation for unaccompanied immigrant children

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – In 2012, President Obama adopted the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA), which allows certain immigrants who came to the United State illegally to stay in the country and work. Relief from the threat of deportation is, however, soon to end for those thousands of children and teens.  As many as 700,000 students could be impacted. But the National Education Association (NEA) is trying to prevent that.

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American jihadists went to the same Minnesota high school

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NEW HOPE, Minn. – Recent revelations about an American killed while fighting alongside ISIS terrorists in Syria reveal the 33-year-old once shared a high school and address with another American terrorist killed in 2009.
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