KY congressman introduces bill to abolish federal Department of Education

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 in Uncategorized 2 Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As members of the U.S. Senate voted to confirm school choice advocate Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, a congressman from Kentucky introduced legislation to abolish the Department of Education. Rep. Thomas Massie introduced HR 899 Tuesday and it’s about as straightforward as it gets. The bill, in its entirety, reads: “The […]

Iowa bill limits collective bargaining privileges for government unions

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 in Uncategorized 3 Comments

DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa lawmakers plan to roll back collective bargaining benefits for teachers and other public sector workers by limiting the topics of union negotiations and requiring certification votes, among other changes. Republicans took control of all three branches of Iowa government in 2016, and they’re now advancing legislation to curb collective bargaining […]

Tim Kaine’s hometown paper accuses him of sexism over treatment of Trump nominee

By Victor Skinner on Monday, January 23rd, 2017 in Uncategorized 2 Comments

RICHMOND, Va. – The hometown newspaper for failed vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine is raising questions about his comments to Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos at her confirmation hearing last week. In an editorial published Sunday, The Richmond Times-Dispatch accused the Senator from Virginia of sexism in his line of questioning for DeVos during the Jan. […]

Santa kicked out of elementary school for violating teachers union protest rules

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

CAPE BRETON, Canada – Students at Greenfield Elementary and their parents learned a valuable lesson about their local teachers union and its priorities during a recent visit from Santa Claus. Volunteer firefighters from the Scotchtown Fire Department have brought Santa to visit with kids at Greenfield Elementary for more than a half century, but that […]

Government school unionists slam Trump Education Secretary-designate DeVos

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

BELLMORE, N.Y. – Teachers are mobilizing social media and letter writing campaigns against President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of school choice advocate Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education. The “Badass Teachers Association” – a group of about 80,000 radically far left educators – are applying a full-court press against DeVos’ Senate confirmation with a Twitter campaign […]

Texas campus carry law takes effect despite protests, lawsuits

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

AUSTIN, Texas – All of Texas’ public universities now allow students with a concealed weapons permit to carry concealed handguns on campus, though each school has marked out exempted areas. The law, which took effect today, allows individuals to carry concealed guns on public college campuses if they are at least 21 years old and […]

COURT: Arrest of middle schooler who burped in class ‘justified’

By Victor Skinner on Monday, August 1st, 2016 in Uncategorized 2 Comments

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A state appeals court recently upheld the arrest of a student at Cleveland Middle School for interfering with the educational process by burping to entertain his classmates. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last Monday that the May 2011 arrest of an unnamed 13-year-old student at the school was justified under […]

WV community raises taxes for new school — jobs go to foreign workers

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, July 28th, 2016 in Uncategorized 7 Comments

CRUM, W.Va. – Residents of Crum, West Virginia are calling out their local school district after a YouTube video exposed construction jobs at a new school in the struggling town went to immigrants. “I personally worked very hard to get the bond passed to build this new school in Crum,” local Shane Dillon said as […]

Leaked DNC emails: ‘Common Core a political third rail we should not be touching at all’

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, July 28th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democrats don’t want to talk about Common Core, the wildly unpopular national education standards pushed on schools through President Obama’s Race to the Top education initiative. Internal emails between Democratic National Committee staffers recently released by hackers show that while Democrats support Common Core, a lot of the public – including a […]

Georgia district first in state to name school after Barack Obama

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

ATLANTA – DeKalb County Schools is naming a new elementary school after the country’s lame duck president. School board members voted unanimously to name the school after the 44th President of the United States, and announced the decision Tuesday, Fox 5 Atlanta reports. The Barack H. Obama Elementary Magnet School of Technology is expected to […]

Ga. district to hire 450 teachers, no teaching degree required

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 in Uncategorized 3 Comments

SAVANNAH, Ga. – A Georgia school district is hiring 450 teachers, and a degree in education is not required. The Savannah-Chatham district is working to recruit teachers for a severe shortage through its Alternative Pathways to Teaching program that allows anyone with a bachelor’s degree to enter the profession and earn their teaching credentials on […]

Judge upholds two-day suspension for student with Pop Tart ‘gun’

By Victor Skinner on Friday, June 17th, 2016 in Uncategorized 2 Comments

BALTIMORE, Md. – William Welch doesn’t believe his 7-year-old son deserved a two-day suspension for chewing his Pop Tart into a pretend gun he used to pretend shoot his classmates, and he’s spent the last four years working to remove the infraction from the boy’s record. “It’s a mark on his record for something that […]

Elementary student ‘branded’ over low lunch account balance

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 in Uncategorized 12 Comments

GARDENDALE, Ala. – Jon Bivens doesn’t appreciate Gardendale Elementary School officials “branding” his son in the lunch line. “They herd these kids like cattle,” he told Last week, Bivens’ son came home with a large stamp across his arm with a happy face, and a message underneath. “I thought it was a good job […]

Scammers getting college students to pay bogus ‘Federal Student Tax’

By Victor Skinner on Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

INDIANAPOLIS – Some students are scrambling to pay their “Federal Student Tax” before the Internal Revenue Service arrests them for back taxes. In Indiana and elsewhere, hundreds of college students have received calls from scammers posing as IRS agents who have demanded payment for the fictitious tax and threatened to send the authorities if they […]

Fallout continues for Obama transgender decree: ‘Society may change, but biology will not’

By Victor Skinner on Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Arizona’s top education official, Diane Douglas, called the recent decree from President Obama on transgender “rights” in schools “yet another example of federal overreach negatively impacting our state’s schools.” Obama recently issued a decree through the U.S. Department of Education and the Justice Department that threatens to remove federal funding from schools […]