WA cost to educate students speaking 220 different languages hits $140 million — up 13% in one year

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The number of students in Washington state in need of special bilingual education is increasing significantly, and so is the cost to taxpayers. According to a recent report produced by the state’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, roughly 10 percent of the state’s public school student population are considered English Language Learners – […]


OH teacher charged with sex crimes after giving birth to student’s child

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

AKRON, Ohio – An Ohio teacher faces multiple sex crimes over an alleged three year relationship with a student at an Akron high school that produced a child in 2015. Former eighth grade English teacher Laura Lynn Cross, 36, faces three counts of sexual battery involving her relationship with a freshman at Buchtel High School […]


PA school district cancels first day of class ‘due to safety risks’ of solar eclipse

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 in Uncategorized 3 Comments

GREENCASTLE, Pa. – A Pennsylvania school district is canceling its first day of class over concerns about student safety during August’s full solar eclipse. Classes in the Greencastle-Antrim School District were initially scheduled to resume on Monday, August 21, but district superintendent Kendra Trail sent a letter to parents on Monday delaying the start time, […]


REPORT: Homeschool families save taxpayers $22 billion a year

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Homeschooling families are saving American taxpayers a lot of money – $22 billion a year by one estimate. As many public school advocates argue that school choice options funnel money away from traditional schools, homeschooling families provide a boost by paying taxes for schools while educating their children at home with no […]


School sells $100 VIP lunch passes, lets students go to front of line

By Victor Skinner on Monday, August 14th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

LAKELAND, Fla. – Parents of students at Lawton Chiles Middle Academy are speaking out against a plan by the local parent-teacher association to create a “food hierarchy” in the school lunch line through donations to the organization. The Parent Teacher Student Association at Lawton sent included slip sent out with orientation materials that solicited donations […]


IT BEGINS: Social justice warriors already pushing Charlottesville lessons into classrooms

By Victor Skinner on Monday, August 14th, 2017 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Students across the country will kick off the 2017-18 school year with a laser focus on hatred, white supremacy and a wildly liberal perspective on the violent clash in Charlottesville, Virginia. Less than two days after a violent clash between “racists” at a “Unite the Right” march and antifascist protesters who confronted […]


Brandeis U: Journalism ‘diversity’ grants available to all — except white males

By Victor Skinner on Friday, August 11th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

WALTHAM, Mass. – There’s an exciting opportunity from Brandeis University to report about social justice – as long as you’re not a white male. It’s all in the name of diversity and inclusion, of course. Essentially, the Brandeis University Shuster Institute for Investigative Journalism thinks there’s already plenty of white male writers, so they’re instead […]


AL judge: Teachers have constitutional right to have sex with students

By Victor Skinner on Friday, August 11th, 2017 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

DECATUR, Ala. – An Alabama judge dismissed charges against two teachers because he believes some students can consent to sex, a conclusion that renders the state’s teacher-student sex law unconstitutional. Decatur High School teacher Carrie Witt and Falkville High School aide David Solomon both faced felony charges for sex with students. Police allege Witt, 44, […]


Oregon district drops ‘Lynch’ from school names — because it sounds racist

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, August 10th, 2017 in Uncategorized 2 Comments

PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon’s Centennial School District’s board of education voted Wednesday to scrub the name Lynch from two elementary schools because some folks don’t like how it sounds. “The term itself is a term that’s associated with terrorism – terrorism of people who look like me, terrorism of my descendants,” one man told the […]


Union fights to save job of Vegas teacher caught viewing porn in class

By Victor Skinner on Friday, August 11th, 2017 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

LAS VEGAS – Nevada’s statewide teachers union and the Clark County Education Association that represents Las Vegas teachers are pointing fingers at each other over a grievance case for a member fired for watching porn in class. Last week an arbitrators upheld the Clark County School District’s decision to fire Northwest Career and Technical Academy […]


OHIO: Threatened strike leaves thousands of learning disabled students in limbo

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

DAYTON, Ohio – Teachers in the Dayton, Ohio school district are holding the education of learning disabled students hostage as a negotiation tactic for a pay raise that taxpayers can’t afford. With less than a week until school starts, members of the Dayton Education Association are threatening to head to the picket lines instead of […]


Pomona College mandatory fee funds free rides for illegals, ‘non-traditional’ students

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

CLAREMONT, Calif. – Student leaders at Pomona College are launching a new ride share service for incoming students, but only illegal immigrants and other minority students will benefit. “The Associated Students of Pomona College is launching our Airport Rideshare system by providing domestic incoming first-year and transfer students free-of-charge transportation from LAX (Los Angeles International) […]


NJ sex ed teacher loses license after hands-on lessons with teen student

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

HACKENSACK, N.J. – A former New Jersey sex education instructor lost his teaching license last month – a year after he was sentenced to prison for taking a hands-on approach with a 16-year-old female student. Donald DeWitt, 66, taught biology and human sexuality at Bergen County Academies until he was arrested in April 2015, shortly […]


Parents of ‘transgender’ kindergartner roil NC school

By Victor Skinner on Monday, August 7th, 2017 in Uncategorized 5 Comments

ASHVILLE, N.C. – Parents of a transgender kindergartner are waging a campaign to pressure the Buncombe County School Board into establishing special protections for their child and other transgender students. The Citizen-Times is shielding the identity of the parents who claim their 6-year-old daughter Emma faced discrimination by a teacher as a kindergartner at Glen […]


SUIT: Administrators ignored Miami teacher who molested 8 students at 2 schools

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

MIAMI – The Miami-Dade school district faces a lawsuit over allegations officials did nothing to stop a male teacher from sexually abusing numerous female students throughout his 14 years in the district. The lawsuit alleges Jason Edward Meyers, a 41-year-old creative writing teacher, was first accused of inappropriate relationships with his female students at Krop […]


REPORT: VA teacher accused of sex assault on student resigned to land new job in MD district

By Victor Skinner on Saturday, August 5th, 2017 in Uncategorized No Comments

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. – Parents with children at Thomas Johnson Middle School recently received a startling lesson about the educational practice known as “passing the trash” that’s putting students at risk of sexual assault. An NBC Washington investigation into Thomas Johnson assistant principal Zelvin Staten revealed he was accused of sexually abusing a third grade […]