MA school district claims laptops for all ‘a social justice issue’

By Victor Skinner on Saturday, August 27th, 2016 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield Public Schools Superintendent Daniel Warwick believes that putting computers in the hands of the district’s mostly minority students is a “social justice issue.” “I see this as a social justice issue,” he told MassLive about the district’s move to rent about 20,000 laptops for students this year, at a cost of […]


District’s ban on rap music on school buses prompts cries of racism

By Victor Skinner on Friday, August 26th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Public Schools officials doesn’t want students to listen to violent rap music while they’re bused to school, and some folks think that makes them racists. Outraged parents in August circulated an internal PPS memo sent to school bus drivers this spring that specifically prohibits them from tuning into local rap music […]


VIDEO: AL student arrested for zapping teacher with stun gun

By Victor Skinner on Friday, August 26th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

MOBILE, Ala. – An Alabama teen faces criminal charges after police said she used a stun gun on a teacher who attempted to break up a fight between two female students. The incident, which was recorded on video and posted to Facebook, took place at Mary G. Montgomery High School, where a male teacher intervened […]


School district CFO charged with stealing $600,000 in cash delivered by armored truck

By Victor Skinner on Friday, August 26th, 2016 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – Former Grand Prairie Independent School District CFO Carolyn Foster faces up to a decade in prison for allegedly swindling $600,000 from taxpayers. Foster, 61, was arrested by the Secret Service on Monday at the International Leadership of Texas, where she’s worked since retiring from Grand Prairie schools last August, WFAA reports. […]


COPS: Shirtless burglar made getaway by hopping on school bus

By Victor Skinner on Friday, August 26th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

BRADENTON, Fla. – Police believe a Florida man robbed a home in Manatee County before boarding a school bus Tuesday morning to flee the scene. A shirtless Erik Hall, 27, got on the bus on 9th Avenue in Bradenton around 6:45 a.m. Tuesday morning with students waiting at the stop, and bus driver Verna Esparza […]


Chicago Teachers Union ‘likely’ to strike — because property tax hike isn’t big enough

By Victor Skinner on Friday, August 26th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

CHICAGO – Chicago Public Schools approved a $5.4 billion budget for next school year that relies on three property tax hikes for local residents, but teachers union officials contend it’s not enough. The budget will increase the district’s regular property tax levy to the maximum allowed under state law, a CPS tradition for the last […]


Health inspectors uncover spoiled food, rat droppings in Houston school cafeterias

By Victor Skinner on Friday, August 26th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

HOUSTON – A local television station is exposing health reports for Houston school cafeterias, and the results may surprise some parents. “In one inspection, food had to be condemned and thrown away,” KTRK reports. “In another inspection, rodent droppings were found in the (bottom) of a cabinet in the kitchen.” The reports, which detail inspections […]


High schooler ordered to remove ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirt

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, August 25th, 2016 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

BUCKEYE, Ariz. – An Arizona high schooler is complaining to the media after she contends school officials banned her from wearing a Black Lives Matter t-shirt on picture day, and forced her to change. Mariah Havard, a sophomore at Buckeye Union High School, wanted to make a statement with a Black Lives Matter t-shirt her […]


SILENCE: Sixth grade teacher distributes ‘Hand Signals’ instructions to students

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, August 25th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – A Virginia mother is exposing a complicated series of hand signals forced on her son’s sixth-grade class that make it clear students are expected to remain seated and silent at all times, unless their teacher allows them to speak. Kristin Palmer, coordinator of an online learning program at the University of Virginia, […]


SUIT: LA district working to discredit 12-year-old girl raped in school bathroom

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, August 25th, 2016 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

LOS ANGELES – Parents of a former Los Angeles Unified School District student and the family’s attorneys are calling out the district’s attempt to discredit the girl, who was sexually assaulted in an elementary school bathroom in 2012. The attorneys – Louis Carrillo and Michael Carrillo – held a press conference Monday to highlight the […]


School defends skimpy Michelle O breakfast: ‘Meets federal guidelines’

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

WAIPAHU, Hawaii – At Waipahu High School in Hawaii, students recently received a scoop of rice and a tiny “ham link” for breakfast, and parents were understandably upset. At least one parent wrote in to KHON to complain about the paltry school breakfast served to students Tuesday, and officials are now scrambling to explain away […]


HORROR: University dean admits high school students dissected aborted baby brains

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – University of New Mexico School of Medicine dean Paul Roth admitted on video that researchers at the university procured aborted baby parts for dissection at a summer camp with high school students. The admission confirms allegations by the U.S. House Select Panel on Infant Lives that staff at the university’s Health Sciences […]


CA Supreme Court sides with teachers union, refuses to hear tenure case

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

LOS ANGELES – The California Supreme court upheld the state’s teacher tenure laws in a closely followed lawsuit with one sentence: “The petition for review is denied.” Nine students who sued the state with the help of the education reform organization Students Matter argued that the state’s teacher tenure laws, which are heavily influenced by […]


Schools work to shield students from Zika virus in FL outbreak zones

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

MIAMI – Officials in Miami-Dade County Public Schools are taking steps to protect students from the infamous Zika virus as they return to schools in two outbreak zones this week. Florida Department of Health staff were at schools in identified transmission areas in two Miami neighborhoods when school started on Monday, distributing free bug spray […]


Federal judge issues nationwide injunction on Obama’s transgender school decree

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 in Uncategorized 1 Comment

WICHITA FALLS, Texas – A federal judge in Texas on Sunday blocked the Obama administration’s recent order for all public schools to allow transgender students to use whatever bathroom and locker room facilities they choose. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor granted a preliminary injunction and applied it nationwide in response to a lawsuit filed by […]


Pledge of Allegiance school opt-out form infuriates parents

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Last week, a Florida student brought home a “Pledge of Allegiance Request” that infuriated her mother and uncle, who vented his frustrations with the notice on Facebook. “My niece brought this home from school today,” Micah Brienen posted to Facebook last Thursday, along with a picture of the document. “What is […]