New York Times wants students to write a rap about 2016 news

By Victor Skinner on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 in Uncategorized No Comments

NEW YORK – The New York Times is looking for teens who want to put their rap skills to the test. “For the sixth year in a row, we’re inviting anyone 13 to 19 years old anywhere in the world to write a rap about the news that mattered most to them this year,” according […]

Pedophiles are only evil if they are priests

By Renee Nal on Friday, May 30th, 2014 in Abuse No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, the United Nations criticized the Vatican for what the “Committee Against Torture” panel has referred to as an inadequate response to child sexual abuse scandals in the Catholic Church. Once again, the UN has resurrected the hyped-up fear over so-called “pedophile priests,” while ignoring the ongoing epidemic of teachers having sex with students.

Do kids have “special needs” because schools fail them?

By Jason on Thursday, June 21st, 2012 in School Choice, Spending, Unions 3 Comments

By Ben Velderman LOS ANGELES – The long-standing rap against charter schools is that they cherry-pick only the best and brightest students, and leave the “hard cases” for the underfunded traditional public schools. Critics say this is why charters typically have higher student test scores than traditional schools.

Kids at pricey, progressive school struggle to read

By Jason on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 in School Choice No Comments

By Steve Gunn NEW YORK – At the “progressive” Blue School of Manhattan, parents pay $32,000 per year to have their children trained to become “creative, joyful and passionate inquirers” who will someday “help build a harmonious and sustainable world.”